Monday, December 31, 2012

Tutorial over at Getting Cricky

Happy New Year.

This is my project I made for today.  It is a frame I painted and then decorated.

I have a tutorial for the flower at Getting Cricky. Go check it out. Have a safe New Years Eve!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

My final Christmas cards

Sorry for the posts so close together. I kept forgetting to post these for the contest.   I don't think my brain works

So this is my final card. I used some scrap polka dot paper and then wrapped white ribbon around the middle and made my bow with it.  I got this sentiment out of a bin of stuff, I have no idea where it is from. I was just using old stuff up on these.

It was easy but with the way things were going this is all I managed to get done. I hope you all have a great day, and a great rest of your week.

I am entering this in the 3 Girl Jam Challenge

Christmas Card #2

This is the second card that I got done. I found a pre embossed piece of cardstock. It says Merry Christmas over and over. I got it in a bunch of stuff from another crafter. I tried to find the folder but have no idea where it is from :(  The sentiment was ripped off some old cards and then I did 3 rows of lace at the bottom.
I added some stitching and eyelets and it was done.

I am entering this in the 3 girl jam challenge. Christmas and Ribbon :) I only have one more card to share, and I promise to do loads better next year with sharing projects and stuff.

Christmas cards

I am totally behind lately. I did manage to make a few Christmas cards, and then used store ones for the rest. I know I am sooo bad. :(  I didn't even get them mailed yet, but I figure at least they will get them before new years.  I found some cards I started a few years ago and they were horrible. I am ripping them apart and trying to use what I can for new cards.

The paper is from Authentique and then I used some stickers that I picked up at goodwill, added some ribbon and then grabbed this sentiment off of one of the yucky cards. 
 I like to keep the cards simple because they just get thrown away and I hate to see everything wasted like that.  I already have a few more in the works that I will be sharing with you. I apologize for the pictures. I forgot out the challenge ending and my camera batteries are dead, and I lent the charger to my mom, so I had touse my phone :(

I am entering this into the 3 Girl Jam Challenge, Christmas Inspiration and using ribbon.

Have a great rest of the day.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

I know I have been really bad with posting, my crafty mojo has taken a bad break, but I have made a resolution to be better after the first of the year.  I started simple since I haven't done anything lately. I have 2 non Christmas cards to share with you today.  I didn't get too many Christmas cards made and I am super late on sending my cards out.

This first one used up my scraps, some craft tape, and the set Winged Things by K Andrew Designs.
This second one used scraps, craft tape, some flowers, and Southern Sayings.

I hope you enjoyed the cards. And I want to say I truly appreciate all of you guys as my followers. Thanks for sticking around. Merry Christmas.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Live the life you want.

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving, and survived black Friday shopping. I was crazy and went at 4 am. :)
I wanted to share a card with you today. It features a sentiment from Positive Thoughts.
Remember I mentioned Paper Craft Island, this is one of the cards I made for a challenge.

The background papers are from My Minds Eye, and I cut them into strips lightly adhered them and then sewed around the edges, The flowers I actually picked up at the bridal consignment shop and they matched my papers perfectly. The little girl is a digital stamp from Cheryl Seslar Designs, here is a link to her. She was a freebie.

K Andrew Designs

Friday, November 16, 2012

Paper Craft Island

Happy Friday!!

Did you all hear about Paper Craft Island? It was like survivor for paper crafters. Now that the season is all over we can finally say that we participated in the season :)
I am going to start sharing all the stuff I made while I was on the island. I was one vote away from being in the final 3, but I am proud of the stuff I made.  Here is the first project I made for immunity. I had to take the picture from the paper craft island site cause the email I sent it in got deleted :(

We had to make a post card that was island themed. I will post some other projects in a few days.
Enjoy the weekend.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Queen isn't afraid to Fail

Happy Halloween All!
I hope you have a fun and safe night. I have a royal project for you today that i am using for my Crafting Family project.


The image is a set I got at Micheals and the sentiment is from Positive thoughts from K Andrew Designs.
  K Andrew Designs

I based the card on a sketch from the Sweet Shop Sketches
I made this card with a bow but I didn't like it. I will try and get that picture uploaded so you can compare.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's totally wicked today

I have an easy peasy card for you today. Sometime you just need to go old school and not use all the fancy scrapbook. Not that I don't love it all but sometimes you just gotta do something different.

Want all the details head over to Getting Cricky to find out what I did.

I am going to enter this into the Paper Playtime Anything Goes Challenge.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Challenges are opportunities....

Happy Day everyone! It's wednesday and my day for my Crafting Family Post.  I have a quick and easy card that uses up the millions of scraps that I seem to accumulate all the time :D

  Want the details of how it was made head over to the Crafting Family blog to find out.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Altered Pencil cup for Crafting Family

Hi Everyone!!    Lately I have been on an altered items kick. :) I picked up this silver pencil cup at Goodwill for $.49. I used some Fancy Pancy Designs Paper from the Little Sprouts Collection. I used the front and back of 2 sheets one was Baby's breath and I threw out the other one before I wrote down the name :( Anyway I added some ribbon and that was it. A super cute holder for me to keep stuff in.

I am also entering this into the 3 Girl Jam Challenge Anything goes with Ribbon.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I have Positive Thoughts

Hi Everyone,
It is my day to post over at Getting Cricky.  I am going to share a card with you, but to see my other card and find out how I made them, you gotta head over to the Getting Cricky site. I know I am a pain, but I make life fun :)

so here is my project.

K Andrew Designs  
Here is my set I used. Don't forget to head over and check out the details.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Crafting Family Challenge of the Month

Hi Everyone,
It is that time of the month where it is sketch challenge time! If you wan to enter head over to the Crafting Family Site
So here is the sketch and it comes from Page Maps

Anyway, onto my project. :)
I made mine the 5.5 x 7.5 for my little album, one of these days I will share the album with you.


Everything I used is from Doodlebug Designs essentials Hello Spring Collection except the yellow sparkle piece of paper. I used the cute pearl bling, stickers, brads and papers.

Here is what you can win!  It is a really amazing prize.

And for our fans....the fun part ---- the prize for the first place winner of the sketch challenge contest! This cute Halloween chipboard album kit! 
Our fans can enter the contest by submitting their take of the sketch featured in this blog post by October 31, 2012 @ midnight (eastern time) and our design team will pick a winner  by Sunday November 4, 2012. 

I hope you will join in the contest!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Altered Journal for Crafting Family

Hi Everyone,
I have a simple little altered journal for you today. 

I used the Little Sprout Collection by Fancy Pants Designs. The stripe and pink and blue polka dots are called Pampered. The red swirl and pink and green dots are on the Babysbreath paper. I these all go together pefectly. I used some paper flowers, a brown gel pen, and pink liquid pearls. Then I just got out my ribbon stash.  I used some scraps for matting all my pattern papers.

I based it off of a sketch from Sweet Stop Sketches.

That's my project for the day. Have a great week.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hey Chick, wanna see the project?

Do I have your attention? Do you wanna see what in the world I am talking about? LOL

K Andrew Designs

Well this is the set that I used.  Wanna see a peek of the project?

Head on over to the Getting Cricky blog to see the full project and all the materials I used.

Have a great night.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Design Team day at Crafting Family

I made a

Sorry I am little crazy today, just the kinda of week I am having.

If you are anything like me you are always losing stuff. So I created this box for my fridge. I saw the idea on a blog, but of course I can't find it. If I do I will update the post.
I used a drink box from the mix pouches. I hope that makes sense :D

Here is my project.

I used Wishful Thinking by Fancy Pants Designs for all the papers. The red is called Heartfelt and I cut it at 6x10.5 to wrap all the way around the box. I cut the flaps off the box and then used my atg to put the papers on.  The green and and the fancy piece with lines are the WT cards. I just layered them and did some dashing. The pink is liquid pearls and I dotted them around for some dimension. I added some magnets to the back and here it is on my fridge waiting for some stuff to get put in it.
Have a great day!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

I'm Late with Winners :(

I know I said I was gonna try winners on Wednesday but my brother-in-law unexpectedly passed away and the winners slipped my mind.  I finally remembered today so.........

The winner from the August hop is....

Cheri said...
Absolutely adorable Jessie. I love it when you can dress up little inexpensive items and make them into something special.

Super Job

The winner from the september hop is.....

Craftin Desert Divas said...
I love your christmas card. Santa is so cute and love the snowflake embossing.


You willeach get a random pack of goodies.

please email me at iluvkatie74 at yahoo dot com

I also want to say I truly appreciate you followers and that you have stuck around the past few months. I had surgery and crafting was difficult, but I hope to get back to posting regularly, and probably next month do my blogaversary giveaway, just a few months late :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Getting Cricky Favorite Things Hop

Welcome to the Getting Cricky "Favorite Things" Blog Hop   
Each of us on the Design Team, along with some very special guests and friends, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  We have a special surprise for you at the end of the hop, so be sure to visit each blog along the way...  You'll end up at Kristal's blog where you'll get to JOIN the FUN!!  So let's get HOPPING to show you some of our "Favorite Things" about Kristal's stamps!!
If you've hopped along from Larelyn then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lisa's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

This month we were going to use our favorite set. It was soo hard to choose so I picked the first set I ever got which is Winter Wishes. I thought that Santa would be wanting it to snow :) That is why I picked that sentiment.
I used all scraps for my card except the base. I believe all the patterned paper was from Little Yellow Bicycle. The image is a Stampin Up one, but I don't know the set. I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and blended.  It was based off a sketch from Card Positioning Systems.
K Andrew Designs
I will have some Candy but, I am slightly behind and still need to pick last month's winner.  Both prizes will be a grab bag of goodies.
 It is just nuts around my house, but I will pick winners from both hops and announce them Wednesday.
You must leave a comment on this post :)

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Faith Abigail
Didja know?
Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help! K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Are we there Design Team day.

Hi Everyone,
I know my post is late tonight but it was a crazy day. I had physical therapy yesterday and they really were on me about getting better shoes to support my ankle so it will heal. I ran around all morning trying to find shoes. I get home about to finish my project and post it and....
the school calls, my kiddo is sick. She is in 3rd grade and has never been sent home, so I knew it was bad. So I had to cuddle with my baby all afternoon and then go to church. So finally here is my project. :)

I wanted to create a little notebook to keep in the car. We travel a lot to see my in-laws and we drive the same way everytime. We ALWAYS say we need to remember certain spots to eat or to not stop somewhere, but we always forget to write the places down.
so I created this to keep in the car and I can write the state and the place and we will always know where to stop. :) We have 2 trips coming up so it will get lots of use.
I used Graphic 45 paper from the A Proper Gentleman Collection the paper is called The Sophisticate.
The yellow is a scrap and the saying is from a set of stickers I got at Joanns a while back. I added some bling and twine and a button, I used a gel pen for stitching and then ribbon across the top.
I hope you enjoyed my project and have a great night.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Candy Bar Holder

It's Wednesday, and time for my Crafting Family Dt post.  It was a crazy time with my project. So the first project I made. i hated. It looked like Poo. So I made this candy bar holder, and I think it turned out cute.
So, I go down to the garage to get my camera and lose the project.  I joke with my husband that cancer made me stupid, I can't remember this. I walked downstairs with my project, got distracted, put it down and then when got back upstairs with my camera. Forgot where the project was.  I searched for an hour, gave up went to do laundry and found it on top of the dryer. :D I just laugh at myself sometimes. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my crazy story and my project.

I used Basic Grey Life of the Party Collection and the paper is called Buckaroo. The mat of the butterfly is Bella Road for the Record Collection Apron Strings Paper, and some scrap black.

I photographed it on yellow to make some of the colors pop.  This paper is so fun and colorful.
I will definitely be making more of these. Here are the directions.
Cut the paper 6 x 6. Score at 1/2 inch and 3 1/4. The 1/2 piece folds in to the right and the 3 1/4 side folds to the right to create the ouch. Tape down the 1/2 side and across the bottom. I punched a hole to tie my bow using 1/8 satin ribbon
I used an image from MelJens designs and I will be entering this in the anything goes challenge.  Princess Buttercup colored the butterfly with gel pens.
Have a fantastic day.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Huge Favor for Pinterest Pinners

Hi Everyone
I have a huge favor to ask.
If you are on pinterest, please go to this contest.

***I fixed the link, sorry for the mistake****

The unbelievably talented Lisa (indymermaid) is in a contest and so deserves to win. If you go to the link hers is the cool pirate treasure box. Please repin it and ask your friends :)


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Simply Sunday Challenge Fall

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I am coming to you with a Fall project for this month's Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.  This is the last one of the design term.  The new team will be announced on Tuesday. :)


I based the design off the sketch at Sweet Stop, and I am also entering it in the Die Cuttin Diva's challenge to use pop dots, twine and 3 buttons.

So I used all scraps for this project.  The leaf is a spellbinders shape that I cut out, on my big kick, and then layered the 3 papers behind it.  I used pop dots to have the top layer pop up, and on all the buttons. I used gel pen to stitch around the leaf.  The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs Guy Talk set.  This was my first time ever using a spellbinders die and I really liked it, I think I may have to keep my eye out for cheap sets of them :)
K Andrew Designs 

I hope you all have a great labor day weekend, make sure to join in the challenge.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happiness is an Inside Job

Hi Everyone!
It's Wednesday so time for my Crafting Family post. I made an easel card for today.   I used the sketch from MelJens for the challenge this week.


I used scraps for the mats and some Jubilent paper from Studio Calico, from the HeyDay Collection.  The ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam and the sentiment is from Positive Thoughts from K Andrew Designs. K Andrew Designs

Added some stitching with a white pen and that was it easy peasy.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blogaversary and followers

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

My blogaversary was last month and I missed it with everything going on health wise, but I noticed today I am almost at 150 followers. So after the craziness dies down at my house I will do something to celebrate my blog birthday and my awesome followers :)

I will also pick a winner from the hop this weekend.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Getting Cricky Back to School Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

It is that time of year going back to school. So that is the theme of our Getting Cricky blog hop this month.  If you are just joining in make sure to head to Getting Cricky and start the hop We are so pleased to have An 'Jenic from AJ's Scrapbooking and Cards. Otherwise if you are joining me from the FABULOUS Shawn, thanks for stopping by. :)

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help! K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America. You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:
  So, Now onto my project.


I got a pencil box at walgreens. I they were on sale for $.39. I wrapped paper 6.5x9 around it and just creased when I got to the edges. I cut the little paper and pencil from Simply Charmed they were 2.59 inches on the gypsy.  I hid the faces and added some peachy keen faces.  I wrapped some K Andrews Design Twine around it and added the sentiment.  It is from Positive thoughts.  I had so many ideas, I also thought of using Attitude is everything :)
K Andrew Designs
I also have some blog candy, I will be giving away some surprise items, the only thing gotta wait til payday for me to send them :D  So they will be mailed to you after the 27th. Leave me a comment be a follower and I will pick a winner Monday.

I hope you enjoyed my project make sure to hop on over to Fantastic Heather and see what she has created for you today.  Below is  the full hop list just in case you get lost along the way.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Crafting Family Sketch Challenge.

It is time for the monthly sketch challenge at Crafting Family.

Here is the sketch that we worked off of, it is from Page Maps.

Here is my project.

I used Studio Calico for the background, yellow Coredinations cardstock,MME good day sunshine for the flags, accent pieces and pinwheel. The photo mats are MME Lush paper.  The letters are October Afternoon Rub-ons, and the twine is K Andrew Designs. I used a white and brown gel pen.

Now the fun part. What you can win!!

That is the lovely prize, isn't it awesome!!  Check out the  Crafting Family  blog to enter.

What do you have to do enter contest?
You have a chance to win two prizes from Crafting Family this month by participating in this sketch challenge! (1) Submit your creation to the Crafting Family blog using the Link It up tab at the top right sidebar of our blog or on our Facebook site , (2) become a fan of the Facebook page (if you aren't already); (3) become a follower of the Crafting Family blog (if you aren't already).

Deadline to enter is August 31, 2012 & the design team will choose two winners by September 5, 2012.

Also, (1) if you participate in the sketch challenge this month, (2) become a follower of DT ASHLEY HAMM'S BLOG, and (3) leave her a comment on her post of the sketch by August 31, 2012 with a link to your blog post with your project, she will choose a random winner on September 5, 2012 for a special prize package from her!

That is it. Can't wait to see what you create!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Crafting Family Project

I just realized I forgot to post my post for Crafting Family.

I made this simple card. I had a lot of "ideas" but stuff wasn't turning out. I think it was vacation/surgery

I decided to make it to play along with Paper Playtime Hot and Spicy challenge.
I chose to go with hot and make my beach scene.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Projects on Getting Cricky

It is one of my days to have a project on the Getting Cricky blog.  I used the peppermint sweet wishes freebie that was given out around Christmas last year.


I got a composition notebook at walgreens 6 for $1 this week. The ice cream is from Simply Charmed. I just skipped the layer with the face on it.  stamped a peachy keen face, some ribbon and the sentiment. It was an easy little project.

I made this treat container from a toilet paper roll. My neice covered it in paper. I added treats and closed it with eyelets.

I am having blogger issues and will add the picture as soon as I can.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge Fun with Puns

Happy Pun Day! I mean Sunday..
I hope you are all having a fabulous day.  Today is the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.
We were asked to create something using a pun.

I used the K Andrew Designs set All about Animals for the sentiment and the cricut cartridge Meow for the cat and socks.  The twine is from K Andrew Designs as well.

K Andrew Designs

It was an easy card and I hope you will come play with us in the challenge.