Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Friendship Award

I received this a Awesome Friendship Blog Award from my friend Chanelle. Thanks hon, you've made my day!!
I just love reading the comments left by my friends. So I am going to share this with some of the girls I love & who have made lovely comments on my blog!

Thanks to you all! ♥ ♥ ♥

I am sharing this award with my girlfriends:

Victoria ~My girl V rocks the paper & digi scrap world!

Cheryl ~She's one super amazing scrapper & card maker!! And provides an endless amount of encouragement & inspiration! Love ya girl!!

Kim ~Fabulous scrapper...the Queen of QK!!

Jane ~ Another fantastic digi Queen and photographer extraordinaire!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Flower Tutorial

I have received an overwhelming number of PM's and emails lately asking about the flowers I made recently. I appreciate your interest, and thought I should do a tutorial.

As some of you know, I ordered this ginormous flower punch from SB.com and when it arrived I about choked! The thing is seriously HUGE! When I checked the price of returning it, the postage was going to cost almost as much as the punch....so I kept it! And good thing to, because I gotta tell ya.... this thing is quickly becoming one of my favorite things!!

1. Punch out your flowers using the desired size punch. Using a Glue Stick, I glue 2 flower pieces together back to back. This gives the flower more stability & thickness. After you apply the glue, the paper becomes very pliable.

2. If you wish to doodle on your flower, it's much easier to do it now before you shape it!
3. I squish all the flower petals upward to form a cup shape like this.....
4. Then I curl each petal around a pen or pencil. Here I'm using the Basic Grey rub-on tool, but just use whatever you have handy.....
5. Once you have shaped your flowers, let them sit so the shape can 'set'.

TaDa!!!! Now you can make tons of flowers for your scrappy projects!! You can layer these or run them through your Cuttlebug using one of the embossing folders, the texture look amazing!!

Notes: I think the secret to getting these flowers to maintain their shape is the Glue Stick! I have made these using dry adhesive, but achieve a much better result using the Glue Stick. I think the Glue Stick works more like starch!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Can't breathe.....can't sleep......Scrap!

I've been struck with a wicked sinus cold this weekend. I can't breath and I can't sleep....so I've been scrapping!!

This layout was created for a sketch challenge taking place at SB.com using Liz Qualman's sketch. Love her sketches!! I used the new Bittersweet from Basic Grey for this.

This layout was created for a challenge taking place at My Creative Scrapbook using another one of Liz's sketches! I used the new K & Co. Que Sera Sera for this layout, and the ones following. I just love this collection!!!
Hubby bought me a retro styled bike! I just love it!!! I can't wait for Spring so I can start riding!!
Me & my sweet girl Miss Riley!!

Lift the DT

We're having a super fun challenge over at My Creative Scrapbook!
If you love flowers.....especially Prima.......come on over and
Lift the DT!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I am really loving the colors of the new Que Sera Sera collection!! This is me and my online friend Victoria aka VAWM!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


I received this from a friend this morning and thought it was too lovely not to share. Normally wouldn't post something like this, but it brought back so many fond memories! The sentiment and the pictures are so beautiful!


Be sure to refill the ice trays, we're going to have company.
Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Willie in the mail today.
Quit slamming the screen door when you go out!
Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up.

Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.
Wash your feet before you go to bed, you've been playing outside all day barefooted.

Why can't you remember to roll up your britches legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.
You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.
Don't you go outside with your school clothes on!
Go comb your hair; it looks like the rats have nested in it all night.
Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.
Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.

Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.
Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!
Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.
You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.


There's a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.
Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.

You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise.
Don't sit too close to the TV. It is hard on your eyes.


If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!
Don't lose that button; I'll sew it back on after awhile.


Wash under your neck before you come to the table.
Get out from under the sewing machine; pumping it messes up the thread!
Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.

Here, take this old magazine to the toilet with you when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.
Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.
No! I don't have 10 cents for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows on trees?

That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs don't stay in the house.

Sit still! I'm trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is all messed up.
Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that! I'll wash your mouth out with soap!
It is time for your system to be cleaned out. I am going to give you a dose of castor oil tonight.
If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you'll get another one when you get home.
Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!
Soak your foot in this pan of kerosene so that bad cut won't get infected.
When you take your driving test, don't forget to signal each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn; left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn; and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.

It's: 'Yes Ma'am!' and 'No Ma'am!' to me, young man, and don't you forget it!

Y'all come back now, ya hear!
Bring back any memories? Sure did for me!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Que Sera Sera

I stopped at Michael's the other day and found this beautiful new collection by K & Company called Que Sera Sera. There are two different tablets....both are a nive heavy weight and have the same colors. One comes with 54 double-sided sheets and the other has 30 sheets also double sided, but these are flocked, foiled and embossed!! Simply gorgeous!!! I just had to have it!!! Not that I need anymore paper mind you, but the colors are so vibrant and the textures are exquisite!!

I made these flowers using a punch I bought recently from SB.com. When it arrived I about choked! The thing was ginormous! Seriously it was about the size of an iron!! To return it was going to cost almost as much as what I paid for it.......so hubby joked and said I could use it for a door stopper.....LOL. Anyway now I'm glad I kept it.....the flower size it perfect.....it's just that punch is so big it's not easy to store. Guess ya can't have your cake and eat it to.

Have an enjoyable weekend!!

So many of you have asked me about the punch....so here it is. ROFL......It is so big!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Love is in the air

It's reveal day for the February kits at My Creative Scrapbook. I really enjoyed working with the main kit this month which featured Little Yellow Bicycle. This kit was amazing! So many wonderful elements which included a beautiful shimmery sheet of Hambly textured paper, Prima flowers, Prima crystals (yum!), lovely velvety flocked chipboard, ribbon, stickers and more.

To make this little lamp shade I simply cut a partial circle. This sits on top of a wine glass and you can use a tea light candle or better yet use one of those new battery powered tea lights.

This is a super quite & simple project. I made a tone of these for a wedding reception a while back and it's so easy to adjust the size to fit your needs.

On a trip to Mexico, our dear friends had a beautiful wedding ceremony on the beach at sunset!

The Damask is covered with a lovely velvety flocking. It's a bit hard to see here and is so much prettier IRL.

The Design Team really outdid themselves this month!! To see more beautiful projects using this kit and the other kits available, be sure to check out the DT gallery at MCS. I think you'll agree, love is in the air!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Webster's Pages

Webster's Pages is having a wonderful give away and there will be 3 lucky winners! You could win a complete collection simply by posting a comment and sharing the news with your friends. I {HEART} this collection!! You can see the collections here. Good Luck!!

Got Caffine?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Awesome Blog Candy

Wow! Check this out! Danielle is giving away a Cricut Expression absolutely free!! All you need to do is click HERE and leave a comment!!! Good Luck!
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