Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine's Card Swap

Went to the Olive Garden tonight for our card swap and it was quite delicious, as always! The cards that everyone made turned out well!

So, I had orginally made a card but ended up not swaping it; so thought I'd show it to ya'll anyways!

The card I swapped was a previous card I had posted on my blog, but here it is again!

And here are all the lovely swap cards


Monday, January 30, 2012

New Couch!

I haven't been crafting this past weekend because I've been too busy enjoying my new couch! It has dual power recliners and they were worth every penny! I finally have a grown up living room... no more futon! Yay!

It feels great to now have a completed living room! Have a card swap tomorrow evening... will post the card I made tomorrow.

Have a wonderful evening all!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Am finally done with all my doctor's visits for a while... been a long end to the week for me. Had an echocardiogram done on Thursday (which went well!) and a throat x-ray done yesterday. Turns out I have hypothryroidism and my thyroid is quite enlarged at the moment, which explains why I've been feeling tired and sluggish the past few weeks. Fortunately, in this day and age they have medicine to control it!

A girl I work with turned 25 yesterday, so I made some cupcakes for her.

She's also having a party this evening, so that should be fun! Have another card swap coming up on Tuesday, which I still need to do cards for... ah!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Swap Bag & Hello Kitty Tags

Evening all!

It's finally starting to dry up over here in Texas... my backyard isn't flooded anymore, which is a plus!

The doctor's visit went alright, but unfortunately it looks like I will be in and out of the doc's office the rest of the week :( 

I also got the day off today, which was kind of a nice surprise! Went over to a friend's house and got plenty of crafting done! Worked on all kinds of different things!

I made this swap bag, which is designed by Lynn Pratt and I just absolutely LOVE it! Now when I go to all my card swaps I will have something to put all my cards in! Very excited about this!

Also made some cute Hello Kitty tags, which will be going on some giftbags for a friend's party.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


My sweet, sweet hubby sent flowers to my work today! I've been sick the past few days, so they sure made my day! Just a little over a week before he comes back home, can't wait!

Am finally going to the doctor for the first time in 3 years tomorrow! I know that's bad, but I'm just not a fan and needles are what I hate most! But now that I've found a doctor I will be sticking with it!

Be back tomorrow with some cute Hello Kitty creations!

Monday, January 23, 2012

And the winner is...

Just want to say thank you to everyone who entered my blogiversary giveaway! There was 17 entries, very exciting! Enjoyed reading each and every one of ya'lls comments!

Now on to our winner... Congrats Tanya, I will be contacting you shortly!

Here's what Tanya had to say:

I will be starting my challenges in February and am planning on having 2 a month. The first challenge of the month will always be on the 15th and the second will be on the last day of the month.

Have a good Monday all!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Card Class

Evening all!

Just got back from my card class taught by the lovely Patsy of Patsy's Piddlings and I just absolutely LOVE all the cards we did!

First we made this CUTE box to hold all of our cards:

And now, here are the 4 different cards we made:
I already can't wait until the next one! Hope everyone has a wonderful evening and don't forget to enter my blogiversary giveaway... tonight is your last chance! Will be picking a winner tomorrow!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Last Chance to enter

Today is the last day to enter my blogiversary giveaway! I will be picking one lucky winner tomorrow!

Off to my card class, will be back to post what I made later this evening. Hope ya'll are having a great Sunday!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Clear Bags arrived!

If you haven't entered my blogiversary giveaway, be sure to do so! You have until Sunday evening as I will be picking a winner on Monday, January 23.

Got some more clear bags on my door step today! Nice surprise to come home to!

My work week has been busy! Worked a 10 hr. day today, I'm plum wore out! We had our BIG open house and global branding event today! We had a good turnout, so lots to look forward to for 2012!

Will be working on some more creations, then I have a card class to go to Sunday afternoon!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

3 Simple Cards

If you haven't entered my blogiversary giveaway, be sure to do so! You have until next Sunday evening as I will be picking a winner on Monday, January 23.

This past Sunday, I attended an all day crop and got lots of cards done. I believe I made 24 total and it sure feels great to have them finished! I also didn't bring enough stuff to make more so I will remember that for next time. I was able to design 3 other cards for another lady so that was fun!

Here's the cards I made at the crop (Made 8 of each one!):

Just wish the pink color would of stood out more, but they turned out very nice, clean and simple!

I have another crop to go to on February 4 and I'm planning to work on my wedding album then. Just have to finish sorting through the 2000 pictures, ah!

Hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, January 16, 2012


I can't believe it's been a year since I first started this blog. Thank ya'll for your wonderful support and inspiration. All your wonderful comments have been very much appreciated. I have truly enjoyed getting to share with ya'll as well as learn from ya'll!

 My goal for this year is to try and post more regularly and have monthly challenges for ya'll! I will be giving away a $30 gift card of choice to one lucky winner! All you need to do is leave me a comment on what you've enjoyed over the past year and what you'd like to see more of on my blog.

It's been a great year, now time to make 2012 even better!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Flocking Technique

Found a steal on flocking powder while at TJMaxx! I got 8 different colors for $1.50/each and they normally run anywhere from $3-5/each. If you go to TJ on the right day, they have some GREAT paper crafting items!

I have a scrapbook page kit by Emily Lilienthal that I made and added the flocking technique to it!

Flocking is pretty simple to do, but here's step by step instructions on how to add this embellishment.
1) Punch/Cut/Stamp out your desired design

2) Color it in with a gel pen (This helps your flocking powder stay true to its color)

3) Using a 2-way glue pen, put adhesive on your design

4) Apply flocking powder of your choice

5) And there you have it, a flocked embellishment!

Hope ya'll ENJOY!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bear Valentine's Card

The hubby is off to the rig again, so I should definitely have plenty of crafting to get done! Our TV finally crapped out on us a few days ago :(  and so naturally we had to get a replacement. My entire living room had to be rearranged as well and we finally got done with all of that last night. Feels good to have a "kind of new" living room!

Here's a very simple card I made just using supplies I had in my stash.

Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Black Mat - 4" x 4 1/2"
Red Mat - 3 1/2" x 4"
White Mat - 3" x 3 1/2"
Cardstock - Stampin Up (Black/White) & The Paper Company (Red)
Ribbon and Eyelets - Michael's
Bear Stamp - Passed down to me from a friend
Sentiment Stamp - Stamps by Judith

As always, ENJOY!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Craftroom

I finally finished getting my craftroom in order and it feel so nice! Everything is organized and in its place, I love it! I can't wait to get to crafting!

Will be back soon with some fabulous creations! I also have a follow my email option on my blog so feel free to do so! Have a super Saturday all!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Valentine's Cards

Now that the holidays are over it's time to do some crafting! Still trying to figure out my Gypsy but I absolutely LOVE it! It is certainly a crafters dream!

Been working on some Valentine's cards, but have many more to make! Plus I have a card swap next week and I need to get started on those cards!

For now, here's some of my latest creations:

Have a terrific Tuesday evening all!