Saturday, February 28, 2009

New Card

I made this card for a swap I'm in and it was completely done with my cricut. I'm really learning alot about this machine and what it can do. It's just amazing.
Well, it's Saturday (woo hoo) and I'm waiting for the snow to begin. So I'm just going to settle in and create some cards and stuff in my messy craft room. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping in.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sassy Flamingo

Good morning. I'm watching my grandson today cause he's not feeling well. I think he's getting a cold. He is awful quiet for a 4 yr old. I had another job interview yesterday. I don't want to jinx it but I really would like this job. It's for the registrar of a school of Cosmetology. So keep your fingers crossed for me.
I made this card the other day just on a whim. I love these flamingos they have such attitude. Her sentiment says 'those shoes make you look so skinny' I am all caught up on my swaps through April and I need to find something to do. I thought about finding another group to swap with but I don't want to get to many going and get confused. I belong to a couple of groups so maybe I will just search them for swaps. I really love doing swaps. I did start a family album. I really need to organize my work area to better fit my needs or I can just take care of Donovan today. Donovan wins, so see ya later and happy Scrappin.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cards, Cards, and more Cards.

Last night I got together with my new scrappin buddies for a class hosted by Mandi, our favorite Stampin Up demonstrator. She is such an inspirations. Aren't these just the cutest cards. We actually made 6 cards, 2 of each design and this wonderful holder to keep them in. Like they are going to last very long. The colors are so bright and the paper quality is awesome. Thank you again Mandi for taking the time to share your talents with so many. Well the weekend is finally here and I'm going to spend it scrapping. Want to come play? You are always welcome.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My first Bella Post

I had made several cards with Javabellas since I got the stamp from a fellow swapper, but this is the first picture. I just love these Bellas and can't wait to get more. I love these colors so Springy, just what I need to push away the winter blahs. I know it's just February but I'm so ready for Spring. I actually made this card for a friend of mine she belongs to a group of ladies who do secret pals all year long. I thought this would be a nice touch for her next secret gift. It's been a long week and we are just half way through it, but I have managed to get quite a few swaps done. I'm up to the middle of March. I'm going to a card class Thursday night, We are going to make note cards and a holder I can't wait to show you. I will post that later in the week. Well I'm asleep on my feet. See you later. Happy Scrappin.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

With my own hands

The first five people to leave a comment on this post will receive something hand made by me, however there are some limitations
1. I make no guarantee that you will like what I make.
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It will be done this year (might take a while but I promise in 2009)
4. You have not clue what it is going to be, a photo, something I have craftily put together, or sewn. I may bake something and mail it you...the possibilities are endless
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. It may blow your mind!

Here is the catch, if you choose to do this. You must post this on your blog and be ready to make something for five people too. This will be fun! When you receive the fabulous item I make you, you must post a picture of it on your blog and rave about it for all to see.

Ready, Set GO!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine Day

Happy valentine's day to all. I'm kinda glad this day is finally behind us. I'm beginning to get a little tired of hearts and I'm ready to move on. I have decided to do a family album. This is page 1. I did this layout this morning and the picture isn't that great but I think it turned pretty good. This is my Son Joshua and my brother Dennis. Joshua was born with Spinal meningitis and is handicapped. Josh lives in a group home about 70 miles from us. He is one half of my twins. As you can tell Joshua favorite things are Uncle Dennis and his cell phone. My son is know for remembering phone numbers and he loves to talk on the phone. I call him when I need a number. Thanks for stopping in, but it's time for bed see you later.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Look What I did!!!

I just came home from my first scrap booking class and look what I did! Aren't these just the cutest? I had so much fun, Our hostess was SU demonstrator Mandi and six of the nicest women I have ever met. I look forward to getting together with them again next month. Both of these pages were made with stampin up materials. I think I have found my new best friend. I want to thank all of you for making me feel so at home. Have a wonderful week end and Happy Scrappin.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Creative Thinking

Good Morning. I'm working on my creative proccess this morning, I think I need more coffee. I've got a few project I need to start thinking about and I'm really having a difficult time concentrating. I just need to get up and do it.
I created this card for a dear friend of mine, Sue. I don't get to see her as much as I would like and I miss her. When I saw this stamp from TAC I knew exactly the person it was meant for. Sue is so creative and strong willed, kinda like these ladies, (it's all about attitude). I worked for Sue my first Job I had and I learned so much from her. We created such a strong bond that will never be broken, we are truly friends for life. I hope she enjoys this card as much as I enjoyed making it for her.
I'm going to a stamping class Friday night and I won't know a sole there, It's exciting to be able to meet new people who share the same passions. I sometimes have a hard time meeting new people and I'm hesitant about going someplace new alone, but i'm so stoked about going. I can't wait to post what I learn. Well gotta go scrap now. Wish you were here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Late night Rambling

Just wanted to quickly touch base this evening. We are experience a storm so I have no Idea how long the lights are gonna stay on. I just wanted to tell you about a blog that I visit regularly. Lady is awsome and I love her work. Please stop by and tell her hello. If you visit soon she has some really neat blog candy you can win. Well I'm going to bed while the electricity is still on. I hate looking for the bedroom in the dark. Happy Scrappin

Just another day...

Well I got and email on Friday and I didn't get the job I had interviewed for. I have mixed feelings about it. But no since crying over spilt milk. I will just keep looking, there has to be a position out there for an aging administrative assistant with 25 yrs experience.
I had never tried swaps until November and I decided I was going to do this altered Altoid Tin swap. Looked easy,,,,,not so much. I worked on these for weeks. This is my finished product. I think they turned out kinda cute. I can't wait to see what everyone else did. I have found the cutest stamp on reminds me of a Bella. I can't wait to get it. I got my first Bellas last week and have made a couple of cards for my sisters and you know I think I forgot to take pictures of them. I now have Javabella, Lattebella and Merrybella. I can't wait to get more, (see this is why I need a job). I picked up a magazine the other day while I was in Walmaart its called 'Paper Crafts' Does anyone have a favorite magazine, if so I would really appreciate letting me know what it is. Well time to hunt for that new job.... Happy scrapping!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


I seem to spend most of my days attached to my lap top. I'm either looking for employment or searching for inspiration. Not many jobs out there but there is tons of ideas. I really like making cards and different kinds of altered projects. I still have not tackled an actual album layout. I have signed up for a 12x12 LO on 'Dora the Explorer' but I haven't sat down and thought about it, I still have some time before it is due. I have joined . These ladies are awsome. I am so fortunate they have allowed me to become part of their lives. I am addicted to their swaps and am actually hosting one.
I have picked another card from the Changito stamps, This one was made for my Grandson Donovan. Donovan is way beyond his 4 years and he amazes me every day.
All my grandkids are so special: Hayley, the oldest and our Cheerleader she is so beautiful and talented: Maya, the youngest and she has the most character, the greatest personality and make me laugh: Donovan is the middle grandchild and is so wise, He amazes me constantly with his ability to absorb and learn. I guess I have to give credit where credit is due, They are all like their grandmother.
Until we talk again **** Happy Scrapping***

Friday, February 6, 2009

It's Friday

Good morning, It's Friday. Yesterday's interview went real well. I'm disapointed about the pay and no benefits. I will keep looking and see what happens. I'm going to my first crop tonight. It a fund raiser for my friends son's school. My friend is Melissa, she is the one who I can blame for my new obsession. Scrapbooking has become a very important part of my daily routine. I'm still not sure what I'm going to work on, I do have a few small projects I need to finish up. Today's card is one I made for my Oldest Granddaughter Hayley. She's 8 and loves monkeys. I found this stamp on the Stampendous website and was going to purchase it and I was at the grand opening of a new Hobby Lobby and they had it 50% off so I bought two. I'll show you the other one later. His name is Changito. I want ot get some more stamps in this series He is really cute. Well gotta run, Have a good scrappin weekend.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Job Interview

Today is going to be a busy day, I have a second interview with a company I applied with last month. I have been looking for a job for some time now and I'm very anxious about this one. Please wish me luck. Because of the economy and where we live I try to combine and much as I can into any trip leaving the house, so besides the interview I have to go to the post office to mail my Altered Altoid tins I did for a swap. I will post that picture next week, I think they turned out really cute. I guess, since I'm going to be so close, I will have to stop at our new Hobby Lobby to see whats on sale. Todays card is one I made for my youngest granddaughter, Maya. I received the lady bug "Twinchie" from a swap I just participated in. (Thank you Laura). This is just perfect for my little bug. Maya and I share a birthday and I'm afraid she is an awful lot like her grandmother in her younger days. (poor Parents). Well enough for now need to get moving. Thanks for dropping in.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Introduction to Blogging

Well here goes. I have never done this so bear with me. As you can tell I have a lot of time on my hands right now. So why not learn new things. I'm new to scrapbooking and I think I have found my true love. This is one of my first cards I have done. Isn't she just the cutest girl. I got this stamp from the Angel Company and she come with 3 girlfriends (Tickledpink) The paper is also from TAC it'called Girly Girl. I'm really loving this paper . As soon as I figure this out I will be back. In the mean time, Happy Scrappin !