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Tuesday, December 18, 2012


This Tuesday Swagbucks is having a mini-holiday party in the form of a Swag Code Extravaganza! Multiple codes will be available throughout the day, 45 Swag Bucks' worth in total. To prepare, be sure to download the newly redesigned Swagbucks Toolbar, which now features a Swag Code Alert button!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gingerbread Blog hop!

Welcome to the Gingerbread Blog hop. if you arrived here from Haidee's  that's great, if you just happened to drop by, Ashley is where you want to begin
This is being put on and sponsored by Ashley
this is a hop that is themed  Gingerbread boys or girls. there is a great line up and you are going to be inspired by all the great talent involved in this!! so I am the last on the this hop and thank you for stopping by!!
this is what I made for the hop...
The are table Place cards...
The house and Gingerbread man was cut out with the cricut and the cartridge Stretch your Imagination at 2 1/2 inches the name plate is from Preserves, and  the pink part is a punch from Stampin Up, called  Decorative Label.
 I used my Stickles amd my Zig 2 way markers on the house. The paper I am not really sure about, I have had it for a long time  :)
Here is the line up in case you need to find your way back to Ashley's or any of the other bloggers Creative Post. I am the last one on the hop and hope you enjoyed my Place cards!
Have a Very Merry And Safe Christmas And A Happy New Year!!

And what would a Hop be with out some candy to give away to One lucky Person.
Leave me a Comment and  if you like to follow(not required) blogs I would love to have you follow me!! and I will do a random draw on sunday 12-16-12
It is going to be a little goodie bag full of stuff!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sorry for being so absent from here!

Hi all my bloggy friends!!!

I have to apologize for not sticking to my blog, but things have been very crazy for me. And to be honest I am really having a hard month. This Month on the 27th my Dear Sweet Mother went to be with the Lord. I have been missing her so and just a bit of emotional torment has been over coming me. I will be ok and things are going to get better, but just need to get through December.  I have joined Ashley's Gingerbread Blog Hop on the 14th of this month. I really look forward to doing this and seeing all the Gingerbread projects!! See ya soon!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Here we are already Thanksgiving and Christmas Right around the corner!! I can not believe that a Year has already passed by! I hope that all of my bloggy friends and followers Have a Super Safe and Good Day with your family and or Friends! It is a Beautiful Day here in the Pacific Northwest!! I am Spending this day With My Wonderful Husband! Very Quiet and Cozy!! Here is a fantastic shot of Mount Ranier!! Enjoy  Your Day!! Very soon I will be involved in a Blog Hop and looking Forward to it! More Details to come soon!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A couple cards I made for " I Feel the Love Project"

Well I have my cards finished and so now I will be linking them over at Madison's for all to see along with my Banner. I was having a hard time with my crafty mojo and I was at a loss and running out of time to get all of them into the mail. I went to my stack of old Christmas cards from years past and just went to town, and here is the end Result!!  

 This card only has a little bit of recycled items, the merry Christmas on front and the inside red and gold strips. It is the paper I used in my banner and the ornament is from Stampin'up Bundle.
Tree is from the Christmas Lodge set, also Stampin 'Up

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I have a Winner and some Sharing!

I had such a great time seeing all the awesome banners and there were so many good ones that they were all winners!! I did do the random generator for my own blog candy and the results:    Jenny D   Congrat's Jenny!! And if you could e-mail me with your address I will get your Blog candy to you :   This is what you won:  
And I have a few cards that I have made a while back and have never gotten around to posting them!!
 This is the Tree stamp that is part of the Christmas  Lodge set and Stampin' Up is offering it as a single purchase! Love this stamp! Top note die and crumb cake ribbon.
 This is from the Countryside set and it is an awesome set as well!!
I fell in love with this Ornament and had to have the set, which is still available until the 2nd of January. I did not have the SU tulle so I used some I had in my craft room, and the button is also non-SU but I did spray with glimmer mist to make it shine.
 I really love my top note die and have used it into so many projects!! Found this Idea on Pinterest  Such a fun and easy box to make for any Occasion!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a Great week!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Banners for Special Needs Kids

Welcome to day # 3

"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts, we find its meaning."

As joyous as Christmas is for most families, for some, their holidays are filled with worry, medical treatments and tests, and pain -- for their child must be hospitalized or she or he needs long-term care rather than being home with their families.

For these kids, Santa doesn't slip down a chimney but rather, often comes in the guise of community volunteers who help make the season bright.

Hey all and welcome to the Christmas Banner Event!!  Ellen at  Card Monkey's Paper Jungle is hosting this mega event this weekend.  Our assignment?  To make a Christmas themed banner that will later be sent to a pediatric specialty care facility that helps special needs children.
Our wonderful sponsors are:

These sponsors have already agreed to contribute to our CHRISTMAS/WINTER HOLIDAY Blog Hop (November 10-17). Please patronize these vendors as our way of saying thanks!
  1. Susan Bermudez, Independent Consultant for Creative Memories, donating a $20 gift certificate for Creative Memories products from her catalog (
  2. Lucy Kelleher, Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart, donating a $20 gift certificate for CTMH products.
  3. Scrappin' Madge: $25 Gift Certificate to The Scrappin Lounge Shoppe.
  4. Fresh Brewed Designs: Two prizes - One prize is a rubber stamp, Item #497 "Cutie Pie Ice Skating" (, and the other is a $15 Digital Stamp gift card.
  5. The Paper Temptress ( - Owner Patricia Dunbar will donate a $25 Gift Certificate to her online store, the Paper Temptress.
  6. The Pinque Peacock ( - Owners Jessica Shelton will donate a gift certificate to her NEW store (products are being added daily -- watch as she grows!)

This is the line up for today:

For Monday, November 12:  
  1. Ellen ~ CardMonkey -
  2. Marianne -
  3. Beckie ~
  4. Tami -
  5. Heather D. -
  6. Jearise -
  7. Susan B -
  8. Jamie M.
  9. Linda Simpson -
  10. Theresa ~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com_
  11. Vicky -
  12. Debbie T-
  13. Pam Funk -
  14. Shelly -
  15. Alina -
  16. Lisa L. -
  17. Nancie -
  18. Dorcas -
  19. Debbie _
  20. Rexann -

I'll be sending this to Madison and the children at CHCC who are benefiting from the
I Feel the Love project in December:

I really have to admit honestly that  this is my very first banner I have ever made! The banner was made from the Cricut die cutting machine and Spellbinders Poinsettia die. Love the way it turned out. The cartridge's I used was  Winter Woodland for the font and for the banners the cut is from the Celebrations cartridge. I used red tulle to tie it together and  attached the "merry" with glue. I found the idea on Youtube, but don't remember the gal's address, so sorry. I love that Ellen does this Banner event for specific holidays  including: Halloween, Christmas (and Winter holidays), Valentine's Day and Spring Holidays . Thanks for dropping by and enjoy all the super banners that all the other participants have made. There are so many great crafty gals involved! I am giving away my own candy   (very cool Candy) and if you leave me a comment telling me your favorite Banner I will have do a random pull from all my comments. and post the winner on Tuesday.  I want to thank Ellen for allowing me to be part of a very special event and I am the last stop on the hop. hope you enjoy your Hoilday's with your loved ones. Now hop back to Ellen's  

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Special Blog hop going on as I speak!!

Just to let ya all know I am involved in a blog hop this holiday week-end (Veterans Day) Monday. it is a 3 day hop, 11-10 - 11- 12  and I am the one on the last day. I hope you can stop by and see My very first ever banner I have ever made!! It is a very Special hop for special need children. and there are many banner makers and great work! Here is a small snip of my banner, you can see the whole picture on Monday  :)   See ya then!! Oh    Did I mention that I will have Blog candy of my own?  ;)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Can we say Exciting!!!!

So most of you know that I am now a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and have been having so much fun with it!!
This MONDAY, October 29th Stampin' Up! is having a HUGE Sale! Here are the details:
Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including

Background stamps

Personalized name stamps

Incentive stamp sets from the supply list

Cookie press stamps

Single-image stamps

This DOES NOT include

Hostess sets

Bundled stamp sets

Digital stamp brush sets

There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
Please get all orders to me by 8:00 pm on Monday so that I can put them all together and save everyone a little on shipping! This is one sale that You really want to take advantage of for christmas gift's. or birthday!! My Website is just to the right in my side bar or here is the link Thanks for stopping by and have a great week-End!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Little halloween monster!!

Hey Everyone! it is getting closer to Halloween and I think that I should share a little monster with you! It really started out to be a pizza box with a pretty bow on it! But just took a turn and my crafty mind wandered to monster  LOL  I made it with a few stampin up things, just need to get some SU paper! The face of the monster is cut  from the top note die and the ears are from bird builder punch, so are the teeth (they are the tip of the tail of the bird)  Glitter paper and a small circle punch for the eyes, and of coarse the googley eyes!

This is what I intended on trying to make(not my creation) SU Idea!

Sorry about the junk in the photo! He is so cute!!
Hope you enjoyed my creation today and be back soon, maybe with a new family member for (He has a name of Frankie!)  Crafty hugs to all!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Surprise!! Im back with More!!

Hey everyone!! I was so crafty last night that I got a project  done that has been setting around since  last April....   :)      It was a message board I picked up for a couple dollars at a (lets just call it a huge Garage sale her in my town) for my local readers it is called (RAGS)  put on by the rotary club. Love going to this every year and always find something cool!!  So on to what I did to the message board,(Sorry, No before Photo) The board had a sticker on it and said (Roseart) One side Metal, the other a felt like material. I had all materials already here in my craft room so I was set!! So for those that remember I did a challenge back when I was a Cricut Circle Member and joined a challenge This is the post I had here on my blog..The fabric is the left over from this. I have to admit that I am not a sewer  at all, so it really surprised me to even succeed In this form of craft. And to quilt this   LOL (Smile) It is not perfect but, I like it!! I had acrylic paint in green and purple, ribbon from Joann's, a Paper Bow, A friend made me the Green paper bow!! (Thanks Debbie!) I went a step further and had fabric still left and covered a plastic basket and two cardboard boxes that came from my blinds that are in my room and covered them as well   :)!! So they all coredenate  well and look good!! So there ya have it!! Enjoy and hope to see ya very,very soon!!   (Big Smile)

You might be aking what is in those? Cards that I have  made and some I have received!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thank You To My New and current faithful followers!!

Yes I know that I have been Missing in action....It is just life that gets in the way and also the interface here is very intimidating to me. So how have I been you may ask? I started a new journey in my life, (well maybe 2)  ;)   I started a new job, When I say new I mean I have never been a Cashier in a Grocery store before. I knew pretty much what to expect, being a cashier in a craft store. It has been quite a fun journey so far! And I have just recently Signed up to be a Stampin Up Demonstrator  :)   So Not really sure how far I will go with it, Would love to go far!! Time will tell! So it looks like I might be starting another blog just for my stampin up. No this does not mean I will be taking this one down, by no means!! I love you all and so Appreciate all your thoughtful loving comments and Will really try hard to keep this blog current, If anyone has any suggestions on how to get your reading list to show all my current followers activities , that would be great!! So now I bet your wondering where is some of the projects that I have been making and not posting? OK, I Will post as many as I can on this post and get some more done tomorrow!

 This card was made with Glitter Ritz, I have made cards with it before and posted here.
 This one was so easy, I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder (thank you) and just chalked over the words!

I made this for my friend Shirley, She is the one that has problems with her blog,that I posted about. It was her Birthday in September. I just cut out the saying with my cricut and used black Vinyl. put some decorative pretty grass inside with battery operated lites you can pick up at any craft store. The pink flowers are velum stickers, I believe they are Jolee's? Tied a pretty pink Sheer Ribbon around it and there you have it! Oh one small thing,Notice that the "A" in AND is missing...  LOL It some how got stuck to one of the batteries when I was installing them  :) I used the Negative of the vinyl and did Etching on   a vase for her. Hope you like it, I know she did!!
This is a card I made for my Brother-in-law for his birthday this month. It is a $1 stamp from joanns craft store, Love them and some scrap decorative cardboard, not sure where it cam from but it's cool. stamped the zig zag down both sides and there you have it the in side is nice too!!
Inside of card
so are you tired of reading? hehehe...Guess if I keep this up you guys will get tired eyes!! I do hope that I can keep this blog up and Manage my Stampin up one as well. I will keep you all posted when I start up the other blog! Thank you for stopping by today and have a great Week!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Need Blog Help!!

I have a friend that Is trying to post on her blog and it is not letting her with out paying for it? Has anyone heard of this and if so why? I know her and I are not always  posting every day and wonder if this is really legit or not, she is going to get a pre-paid visa card and I don't want her to get scammed! Please help me and my friend in finding out the real deal!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hello Tuesday!

Well it is Tuesday and  Friday I am heading to the Ocean! Looking forward to seeing my family and spending time with them!! Reason for the trip to the beach, We are going to be spreading our mom,grandma and Great grandma's ashes and celebrating her life!! Longbeach, Wa. is the place she loved so much and her and my dad spent so much time down there.  There is a big Kite festival this whole week and this was her favorite thing to see!! Anyway, On to  the project for the day! I love embossing Folders and this one is one of my newest ones! Very simple but pretty!! Just embossed and chalked with several colors on each word. used some ribbon, jewels and some paper flowers! love how they turned out. The other one is my favorite technique
with a product called Glitter Ritz, you can find it at my Friends Etsy shop at:    She has so much cool and unusual things that you do not see all the time! Be sure to go and check her shop out!!  Hope you enjoyed todays projects and have a great week!

Here is a cool photo of the Kite festival!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A few more things for....

Peyton's birthday is today and I made a couple other things for her. The princess has to have her very special crown so I made a custom one just for her with tons of Bling!!! and a card that matches all the other things i made ( look down a couple of post) The card was made with my new Cartridge Tags,Bags,Boxes & more 2. So today is the special day and can't wait to see her face when she see;s her castles!! that's all...gotta get to the party!!  Oh and I forgot to mention the little bag I did for her gift card and other goodies  :)  It was cut with an Imagine Cartridge that a Good friend gave to me, called ( Imagine more cards)  This cartridge only works in the Expression 2.
Thanks for stopping by and see ya soon!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

( Edited to add some of the days photo;s!!) Day off from crafting....

Hi my friends!
Today is going to be a day of enjoyment of the great outdoors! My sweet hubby and I are going on a ride to the Olympic Mountains for the day. It is going to be a Beautiful sunny day! I will post a photo of our Motorcycle. Have a Great Sunday all!!

These are At The Olympic Mountains In Washington, St

Young doe grazing and not even bothered by all the people!

Panoramac of Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains!!
Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!!
Tomorrow back to the craft Room! Working on finishing the Princess Party Decorations!! 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

EDITED------Just when I thought I was finished--------Yes I am still trying to..

Hey all my faithful followers!! I am really trying hard to keep posting here and need all the support I can get!! I have been working on some birthday party decorations for my neighbor girl that is turning 4 next week end..Thought I should share them before I forget. Still need to add a flag to the top of the castles, but I was surprised how easy they were to put together. I used the Once upon a princess cartridge for the castle and the banner is cuts from celebrations cartridge. I am not really happy with how the banner turned out but guess I will settle with it...Running out of time. I am so happy that you took the time to drop by and please leave me a comment So I know you came to see my Blog!!  
So today I got a brilliant Idea to make the castle look like it really had a foundation and this is what I came up with!!
I used a 12x12 piece of chipboard and covered it with some brown card stock. I had some green grass looking stuff that I found at the goodwill. and started covering the board and went around the castle with it. Then that was not enough I thought, it needed a bridge for the gate, and then comes the water for under the bridge,I had some prismatic paper that i had picked up a while back at wal mart, it looks like water! so I took some gold paper and formed a little bridge....then a railing for the bridge, I used paperdoll dress up cartridge for the railing(cut at 1 1/2 inches) and added a fence all the way around it,added more grass around the fence. Oh did I mention that I added Flags to it!! I am very excited for Peyton to see her princess things!! Now I am working on the little gift bags that go with everything. Carri I hope that I will be able to make it to her party!!


  Oh and whats a castle with out a Princess, cut at 3 1/2 inches with (Once Upon A Princess Cartridge)> I have a good friend that might be making a carriage for this but  not sure if it will be done in time? That's all, and I am Proud of this and sometimes I have good Ideas and they go together so good and sometimes not...LOL Today was a good Crafting Day!! Thanks for stopping by!!

♥Crafty Hugs♥