Thursday, March 31, 2011

You Crack Me Up!

Evening all my wonderful bloggers!

I can't believe I have nearly 90 followers! That is just incredible, thank you so much for all the support! I absolutely LOVE reading all ya'lls lovely comments and feedback! Don't forget to cast your vote for what you'd like to see as my 150 follower giveaway! So far in 1st is a Cricut Cart, then the close 2nd is the Cuttlebug followed by a Bundle of Goodies & Stamps!

So... I will have a house full this weekend starting tomorrow, but I am going to try my best to post a couple projects. In other news I will be a guest designer for the lovely Kassidy at Inking It Up Crazy at the end of next week! So excited!

Here's my CUTE layout I did! So simple and easy!

Patterned Cardstock - TPC Studio
Pink Textured Cardstock (3" x 5") - atd
Journal Stencil - CM Storylines
Flower Embellishment - Michael's
Chipboard Letters - TPC Studio
ATG gun

Have a GREAT night!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Buggie Challenge

Barb over at Bugbites is having a fun challenge! Last day to submit is tomorrow so if you haven't already go check it out! Lots of great projects! The challenge is to create your best "buggie" project so I thought I'd make a cute little card!

Card Size - 5 1/2" x 8 3/4"
Mat Size - 5 1/4" x 4"
Create a Critter Cart (Catepillar cut @ 3 1/2")
Storybook Cart (Accent Shadow (letter P) cut @ 3")
Orange & Green Cardstock - DCWV
Yellow Textured Cardstock - atd
Black Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Stamp on Front - Pink by Design Simply Everything Set
Inside Sentiment - Pink by Design Handmade by You Set
Heart Stamp around Inside Sentiment - Making Memories
Ribbon - Dollar Tree
ATG gun, Stampin Up! Ink, Pop Dots & Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Late Night Post

It's a very late night, but that's kind of my style! As promised the garden pictures are in this blog post, YAY! I also want to send a HUGE thanks to Kim at Snippets of Life, Barb over at Bugbites & Bobbi from Caught the Scrappin' Bug who have awarded me with the Versatile Blogger Award! THANK YOU SO MUCH, it's quite an honor!

Here are the rules for this award:
1. Thank the person who sent it to you!
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself
3. Reward this to 15 bloggers

The 7 things about ME:
1. I love to go two-stepping with the hubby!
2. I am becoming addicted to stamps!
3. I have been to Europe and it was BEAUTIFUL!
4. I live an hour away from the beach (Not the best beach by far, but hey it's still a beach!)
5. I'm a perfectionist
6. I am a Texas Country music fanatic
7. Did I mention my bulldog is SPOILED ROTTEN!

15 Blogs I have given this award to: (Would award all of you if I could!)

Please be sure to pay a visit to all these wonderful and talented ladies!

Now onto the garden pics! It looks so much prettier in person!

And what blog post isn't complete without some great inspiration! Here's a quick card I made, hope ya'll like it!

Sentimentals Cart (Card cut @ 5 1/2")
Plantin Schoolbook Cart (Square cut @ 4 1/4")
Purple & Aqua Cardstock - DCWV
Cuttlebug Dots Embossing Folder
Stamp on Front - HobbyLobby
Inside Sentiment - Stampin Up! Word Play set
Other Die-Cuts - K & Company
Martha Stewart Feldspar Glitter
ATG gun, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive, Xyron & Pop Dots

Monday, March 28, 2011

FCCB Challenge Me Monday #53

YAY for Monday! Was a slow day at work today so I was wishing I was in my craftroom scrapbooking instead, but when I got home today I went straight there!

It's another FANTABULOUS Challenge Me Monday over at FCCB and the challenge this week is to create a project using any spring time theme. I thought the cute little rabbit from the Create a Critter cart would be perfect!

Card Size - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Mat Size - 5 1/4" x 4"
Create a Critter Cart (Rabbit cut @ 3 1/2")
Plantin Schoolbook Cart (Grass border cut @ 2" with Tall Ball selected)
Black & White Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Purple Textured Cardstock - ATD
Green Cardstock - DCWV
Stamp on the Front - Pink by Design Simply Everything Set
Inside Sentiment Stamp - Stampin Up!
Flowers - Iced Got Flowers?
Ribbon - Dollar Tree
ATG gun, Pop Dots, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive & Stampin Up! Ink

Will post the pics of my garden tomorrow! Hope you enjoy this spring card!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A little brag book!

What a late evening it is... I should be in bed by now! Well I got my little brag book laid out, just have to add pictures once I get them printed!

Here's the cute little book!

Chipboard Book - 6" x 6"
Plantin Schoolbook Cart (Circles cut @ 4")
Playtime Lite Cart (Having Fun cut @ 2")
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye Tres Belle collection
Stamps - Pink by Design & Stampin Up!
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Quilled Daisy - Made by ME!
Sticker - K & Company
ATG gun, Pop Dots, Stampin Up! Ink pad & Color Box Ink


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Evening all!

Been out working on the garden and it's looking so beautiful! Once I get the mulch in there I will take a pic and post it for ya'll! I've also started working on a mini brag book and thought I'd give ya'll a little sneak peek of it... 

Should have it finished by tomorrow and will post the rest of it!  I have also so graciously received the Liebster blog award again from Chris at! Thank you!

The Liebster Award is designed to bring new blogs to light. It is a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you may want to share with others. I am here to honor 3-5 blogs to bring awareness to other wonderful blogs.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:
1-Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3-5 blog picks
2-Let them know you chose them
3-Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4-Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded
5-Have fun!

Here are my picks!:
Karen @
Bobbi @
Evanna @

Please be sure to pay these wonderful crafters a visit by checking out their blog! Congrats Ladies!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Simple Birthday Card

Another great evening in TEXAS!

So I made this card about 2 weeks ago but totally forgot to post it! This card was a request from my mother, who just asked if I could make birthday card with a frog on it. Hope you enjoy!

Card Size - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Mat Size - 4" x 5 1/4"
Paisley Cart (Frog cut @ 3")
Stamp - Punch Bunch from Stampin Up!
Script & Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Cardstock - DCWV
Googley eyes
ATG gun, glue dots & pop dots

Hope everyone has enjoyed their Thursday evening!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tough Guy

Evening all my wonderful bloggers!

I just want to take a moment and thank each and everyone that follows my blog! I now have 61 followers, how cool is that? I also have to give credit to Momo from Made by Momo for doing a "Link your blog" post that helped me get 13 new followers! Don't forget to vote on what you'd like to see as my 150 follower giveaway (on the right hand side under the about me section)! Whatever category gets the most votes, is what I'm going with!

Now onto a little challenge... It's wednesday and you know what that means! Yep, it's time for my submission for the Wacky Wednesday challenge over at More Than Favors! This week the challenge is to make a manly card or anything for a GUY!

Here's what I came up with!:

Card Size - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Mat Size - 4" x 5 1/4"
Playtime Cart ( Boy cut @ 3 1/2")
Black Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Blue & Tan Cardstock - DCWV
Stamp - Michael's $1 Stamp
Ink from Stampin Up!
ATG gun, Xyron & Pop Dots

Hope you all enjoy and thanks again for being a follower!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rodeo Layout!

Good afternoon all!

Thought I'd do a layout since I've been doing so many cards lately! We had really good seats and got some GREAT pictures from the rodeo! From bull riding to barrel racing to the calf scramble, we had a blast at the Houston Rodeo! The best part - I got to spend it with my wonderful hubby!

Here it is!

Create a Critter Cartridge (Horse, Star & Howdy cut @ 3 1/2"/ Horseshoe cut @ 4")
Cream, Brown, Teal & Pink Cardstock - DCWV
Stickers - EK Success Dimensionals
ATG gun, Pop Dots, Glue Dots


Saturday, March 19, 2011

2 Upcoming Birthday's!

So today I bought me a new pair of cowgirl boots and am ready for the rodeo tomorrow and maybe a little dancing! They are so cute I just had to show them off!

Anyways... my best friend Stephanie and my brother's girlfriend, Angie both have birthday's coming up on the 27th so I thought I'd make them each a cute card! They turned out to be super cute!

Card Size - 6" x 8 1/2"
Mat Size - 5 3/4" x 4"
Cricut Cuts using Storybook - W and X accent background w/shift cut @ 3 1/4" & 3"
Cardstock - DCWV
Stamps - Happy Birthday(Michael's) & Wish Big(Stampin Up!)
Stampin Up! Expresso Ink Pad
Green & Purple Ribbon - Michael's
ATG gun & pop dots

Have a wonderful Saturday evening! Will be at the rodeo all day tomorrow, but should have another post for ya'll on Monday or Tuesday! ENJOY!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Thursday!

Today was the day I have been waiting for...Tyson made it home safely from Egypt! Just did a quick card for today! This weekend we are going to finally narrow down our wedding pictures so I can finally get that album finished like I said I was gonna do last month. It's just so hard to pick out the right pictures because they are all so good!

Well, here's my project for today! Simple, Quick & Easy! (Sorry about the bad picture quality... my camera was acting up!)

Card Size - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Mat Size - 5 1/4" x 4"
Sentimentals Cart (Snail cut at 2")
Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder
Teal, Purple, & Green Cardstock - DCWV
Ribbon & Alphabet Stencil
Adhered with: ATG gun, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive & Pop Dots

Hope ya'll had a wonderful St. Patty's day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Another Request

So today at the gym, my trainer had me swinging a sledge hammer! Never thought I'd be doing that at the gym, but it sure is a good arm workout! Thought I'd give ya'll that exciting part of my day!

My boss has asked if I could make another card for her and I of course said "YES!" This time it's for someone's 50th Anniversary and I went ahead and stuck with black, white and red for the colors!

Card size - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Mat size - 5 1/4" x 4"
Black & Red Cardstock - DCWV
Patterned Paper - gcd designs paper
Stamps/Ribbon - Michael's & Hobby Lobby
Heart Corner Punch
Red Garland - Dollar Tree
ATG gun, Pop Dots & Glue Dots

Hope ya'll enjoy!

Monday, March 14, 2011

FCCB "Hip to Be Square" Challenge


Besides the crazy thunderstorms this morning, today turned out to be quite a beautiful day! I even got started on tackling the yard!

Well, its Monday and you know what that means! Time for my submission for the FCCB Challenge Me Monday! This week the challenge is to make a square card and include the colors green & gold in it.

Spring Holiday Cards Cart (Clover cut @ 5 1/4" w/Real Dial size on)
Card Size is 11" x 5 1/2"
Outer and Inner Mat Size is 5" x 5"
Green Cardstock - DCWV
Gold Cardstock - GCD designs
Green Patterned Cardstock - Hiedi Grace
Inside Sentiment Stamp (Hobby Lobby) - "Frienship isn't a big's a million little things"
Green Polka Dot Ribbon - Michael's
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Can't remember the name of this one!)
ATG gun & Pop Dots


Saturday, March 12, 2011

My 1st quilling projects and another award!

Evening all!

I am so honored to have received the Stylish Blogger Award from Patty @ Patty's Funky Closet! Thank you so much!

For this award I have to tell ya'll 8 things you might not know about me and pay it forward to 8 other wonderful blogs!

Here are the 8 things about me:
1) I play acoustic guitar and sing
2) I am NOT a morning person at all!
3) I LOVE to go two-stepping with the hubby!
4) I have a degree in Print Media from West Texas A&M
5) I am not a fan of chinese food or seafood
6) My second favorite hobby is BAKING!
7) I enjoy a good glass of wine every now and then!
8) In the planning stages of developing my business.

Here are the 8 lovely ladies I'm given the award to. Please be sure to go check out their blogs, become a follower or just congratulate them!:

Now onto my 1st quilling projects! I thought they turned out quite nicely for my first attempt! I decided to make a card and a cute rose necklace!

Recipe for Card:
Plantin Schoolbook Cart (1 Circle cut @ 2" and the other cut @ 2 1/2")
Card size is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Purple & Black Cardstock - DCWV/ Green Patterned Carstock - Hiedi Grace
Qulling Paper - Quilled Creations
Stamp - Stampin Up! Punch Bunch
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Purple Ribbon
ATG gun, Glue Dots & Pop Dots

Recipe for Necklace:
Rose & Green Quilling Paper - Quilled Creations
Black Satin Cord (Necklace)
Dark Grey Round Pendant
Crystal Coat Glaze & Glue

Hope you all enjoy!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Tyson!

Happy birthday to the most wonderful man I know! I LOVE YOU!

Today my husband turns 28! Before he left for the rig, I made him a birthday card and sent it with him but told him he couldn't open it until today! I also got him Club Level tickets to the Houston Rodeo and that night Jason Aldean is in concert!

This is really my first attempt at a shaped card... and his favorite color is GREEN! Inside the card I just got a sheet of printing paper, wrote what I wanted to say, then adhered the center of the paper down so that when he opened it, the entire sheet would open; Almost like pop-up card.

Cricut Classic Font Cart (Card cut @ 4" & Happy Bday cut @ 1 1/2") - Now I had to trim 1/4" off cirle that folds into card.
Green & Rustic Gliter Cardstock - DCWV
Polka Dot Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Creative Memories Pen
Tools used: ATG gun, Swirly cut Scissors, Glue Dots

Have a FABULOUS FRIDAY and don't forget to vote on what you would like to see as my 150 follower giveaway (Poll located underneath the About Me section on the right hand side of the screen).  My mom is coming into town this weekend and we are probably going to work on a couple of projects! What fun!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I need your help!

So, I've been trying to make a decision on what my 150 Follower Giveaway is going to be but I just don't know. Now, I'm turning to all of my wonderful followers to help me out... I've made a poll for ya'll to vote on. So which ever one gets the most votes is what it's going to be!

You can view the poll on the right hand side underneath the About Me section. Am looking forward to ya'lls input! Thank ya'll so much!
Happy Thursday!           

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wacky Wednesday Color Challenge

Evening all!

Have finally kicked it into high gear to get my house in tip top shape. Have been lacking sleep and working too much, so haven't had much time to sit down and enjoy some good, fun crafting! I am placing my first Stampin Up! order tomorrow and am so excited about it! I can't wait!

It's another Wacky Wednesday challenge over at More Than Favors! The challenge is to make a project using the colors green, purple and yellow. I thought a cute little critter would be perfect for this one!

Create a Critter Cart (Racoon cut @ 3")
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Stamp: Hobby Lobby
Purple, Green & Yellow Cardstock - DCWV
Patterned Paper - Making Memories Mat Stack
Purple Eyelets - The Paper Studio
ATG gun, Xyron, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive & Pop Dots

Have a GREAT night all! Tomorrow I might reveal my 150 follower giveaway...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Challenge Me Monday #50

I am so glad to be back home and I had a GREAT weekend!

It's that time again... time for another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge! This week the challenge is to make a project using any type of tree. Please stop by FCCB and check out all the wonderful projects, they are amazing!

Here's what I came up with:

Cindy Loo Cart (Tree cut @ 3")
Card Size is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Cream, Brown, Tan & Green Cardstock - DCWV
Cuttlebug Script Embossing Folder
Leaf & Adore Stamp - Making Memories
Adhered with ATG, Scotch Quick-Dry & Pop Dots


Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Friday!

Hey all my sweet bloggers!  Hope everyone is having a Fabulous Friday! Yesterday I did a little shopping and got some FUN stuff! And it was all from Tuesday Morning!:

I can't believe I'm almost to 50 followers, that is too cool! I just want to thank ya'll for following and for all the sweet comments ya'll leave. I absolutely enjoy reading them! I have decided that when I hit 150 followers I am doing a giveaway! Next week I will let ya'll know what it's going to be!

Had just a little bit of time before work today so I thought I'd made some cute tags! Here they are:

Cricut Lite Playtime Cart (Princess & My Boy cut @ 3 1/2")
Pink & Teal Paper - Hiedi Grace Cardstock
Green, Blue, Cream & Yellow Glitter Cardstock - DCWV
Brown Eyelets from The Paper Studio
Jewel Embellishments & Ribbon
ATG gun, My new Xyron! & Glue Dots

I will be out of pocket this weekend as I am helping my friend move into her new apartment in Dallas. Then my sweet mother-in-law will be jumping out of a perfectly good airplane so I am going to be there to witness her skydiving adventure! Will be back on Monday! ENJOY!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

MPS Challenge!

TGI... Oh wait! It's only Thursday! This week has been dragging on for me it seems but  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

I thought I'd go ahead and enter a submission for the My Pink Stamper challenge which was to create a project using a feathered friend! Plus, I got to use my newest Cricut cart! So FUN, it might be one of my new favorites!

Tweet! Hope ya'll enjoy!

Create A Critter Cart (Bird cut @ 3" and Tweet cut @ 2")
Card Size is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (My favorite size to use!)
Green, Aqua, Pink & Yellow Cardstock - DCWV Textured Cardstock
Striped Adhesive Paper
Green Polka Dot Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
ATG gun, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive

Have a TERRIFIC Thursday!