Saturday, January 28, 2012

Me and you...

My baby girl did it - she stuck it out and graduated with an associates degree. I am one proud mama!

I never gave her the graduation card I made for her the night of commencement. But I did leave it for her on the table the next morning when I left for work along with this little shadow box I altered.

Once again, I apologize for the lousy photographs. The shadow box is 7 Gypsies, flowers are Prima, white scroll  and lock are from Melissa Frances. Papers are from Bo Bunny. Button and the heart bling were in my stash so I don't know who the mfg. was - sorry!
I have been getting estimates on replacing the bow window in my living room. The darn thing is only 10 years old and it is rotting. Now I need to make a decision on whom to go with. I have narrowed it down to two contracters. I never realized how expensive one window could be - ouch. Thank goodness I filed my 2010 taxes already!
I have been trying to make valentine cards and gifts all day but nothing is working for me. Maybe I need to walk out of my craft room and watch a movie or something. Or take a ride to my local craft store for some inspiration! There are a few lines of valentine papers I've seen that I want. That might help get the mojo back!
Enjoy your weekend

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Giveaway at the Scrap Cake...

"The Scrap Cake" New Release & Giveaway

The new collections of TSC...are so awesome!!  Check out the Scrapcake Blog, they are having a give-away to celebrate the new releases!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Hi all!
How is your Saturday going? Mine has been a bit lazy. With 8 inches of snow outside, I really don't want to venture outdoors! Most of the laundry is finished, my house is clean, so what's left to do but get crafty! Or at least try. After Christmas I just kind of petered out and lost my mojo...

I have been organizing my craft space...very slowly. Sorting through each drawer and cubby hole takes time!
Right now it is a mess - looks like a tornado swept through here. Maybe that's why I can't seem to get think?

My daughter is graduating from college in February but the school is having its ceremonies on Tuesday. I thought I would surprise her with a hand made card from her mama! Maybe I'll stuff it with something green ($$$)!

The school colors are maroon and gold. I dug out my colored pencils and mixed red and brown together to color in the cap and gown. I have not used a stamp on a card in so long - it felt good. The stamp of the sweet graduate is by Inkadinkado.

The sentament is a stamp by Hero Arts. Ribbon is from Michaels. And that little do-dad on top of the bow is a Webster Sparkler - they are gorgeous in photography is terrible!

Well that's it for now. Back to sorting through and organizing my craft room. Hopefully my mojo comes back soon! I have so many projects I want to start and finish!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

40th birthday giveaway...

Just poppin in to tell you to wish sweet Melissa Bove a happy 40th birthday. She is having a wonderful giveaway on her blog @ Here is a taste of what she is giving away:

Michaels Gift Cards totaling $140.00!

~ 1 Kaiser Crafts 6.5 x 6.5 Vintage Timeless Paper Pad

~ 1 Maya Road Chipboard Love Banner Set
~ 1 May Road Love Banner Stamp Set

~ 1 Fancy Pants 6x6 Love Story Paper Pad

and 1 Inkadinkado Birthday Fun Clear Stamp Set

Now go jump over there and comment on her blog to be entered!
Enjoy your Wednesday!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Final scrapbook...

Hi all,
Hope 2012 has started off good for all of you. I spend a quiet evening at home with my nephew Aiden watching the festivities on TV. I did buy a package of horn blowers for us to share at midnight but we never saw midnight! But Aiden still got to blow his horns.
Speaking of Aiden, I finally finished the last of his scrapbooks. Every year since he was born (2005), I have made him a scrapbook covering the last 12 months. When he turned 5 in 2010, that would have been his last book. However, I never finished it in time to give it to him (his mother). I finally finished it this past week. Here are a few pages from it:

Aiden has always been fascinated with fire trucks and the apparel that goes along with it! For his birthday, his dad contacted a friend in the local fire dept. and arranged for this fire engine, with all its flashing lights and sirens on, to pay a visit to the birthday boy!

This picture was taken after a trip to our local Build A Bear store. And of course, Aiden named his furry friend, "Mr.Fire Chief". And Mr. Fire Chief is outfitted in only the best fireman's clothing along with boots, helmet, and suspenders!

This page shows off Aiden's obsession with tools. I took him to the toy store one afternoon and he picks out a tool set that included a belt and safety hat!

Christmas, 2010.

And this was taken on his Golden birthday - August 5, 2010. I'm going to miss making these little 8x8 scrapbooks for my sweet little Godson. But with all the pictures I take of him, I'm sure I'll be altering picture frames and shadow boxes or something with his picture all over it!

Well that's it for me. I'm in the middle of cleaning out my craft room and reorganizing it. What a mess! What a huge chore!! I have way too much stuff and not sure what to do with it all!

Enjoy your sunday -