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First Friday Mashup!

I participated in my first online challenge today! I was invited by the super-talented Shirley and I am super excited to show off what I made. If you'd like to check it out, visit the address above!

The colors we used are above and are beau-ti-ful together! Here's what I came up with...(don't mind my basket in the background)

Isn't it cute! I love it!  The stamp set that I used is Puns from the past stamped in Marina Mist and Early Espresso inks along with Early Expresso, So Saffron, and Cherry Cobbler papers. I distressed the edges of the EE and SS with my paper snips and sponged EE on the Very Vanilla card stock for added dimension. The buttons are from the Earth Elements buttons on top of little EE squares and twine. I also used VV seam binding with a thread pulled in the middle to sinch it up!

Hope you enjoy,  have a stamp-tastic day!!

Second Place

Hi all! So, we had our monthly club meeting on Wednesday!!!!! (I know, a few days late on my post!) My cute little green basket came in second place! So, instead of winning all the competition entries, I won a stamp set, which is the Hostess Level 3, Occasional Quotes from the current IB&C!! YAY! There were SO many amazing and creative entries! The winner, Allison, made a memo board using greenhouse gala paper. But there were cards, little purses, cd holders, and a shadow box just to name a few! I'd love to show you, but I forgot my camera. I also forgot my purse. Durr...One of those days.

But, besides all that it was recipe swap month!!! I was soo super stoked to do this project I could wee! It came out beautiful, and was easy to put together since I didn't have to make ALL of the pages! I just slid them into the page protectors and that was a wrap!

 This book was SO much fun to make! Isn't the apron just adorable?? We used the Greenhouse Gala DSP and another paper st…

I'd like to thank...

Two posts in one day! I know how you're feeling!! But this was too good to not have a post of its own! My dearest friend Belinda Keller has awarded me with a Stylish Blogger Award!!! How cool!!! I never knew how one earned such an award, but I never thought I would earn one! YAY!!!! So excited!!

When you recieve this award you are to pay it forward and follow these rules: 1) thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog (THANKS!!!)

2) share 8 things about myself

3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered

4) leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!
So lets see 8 things about me........ . 1) I have lived in England for the last 5 years. We move to Fairbanks AK this summer.
2) I am a USAF Veteran, separated after 6 years of service to focus on my family.
3) I was born in New Orleans and raised in Wisconsin.
4) My husband and I met in England at work, but are both from WI about 1 1/2 hours away from each other.  I…

8x8 Recipe Page and Acronyms galore!

I am glad to say that I've finally finished my recipe swap pages! I love papercrafting, but something about putting a page layout together freaks me out and completely stumps my brain. Since I've started making these pages,  I tried everything in my power to finish them, but suddenly so many other things became appealing. But, last night when I eagerly tried to work on my pages, I was stumped and un-crafty. I even tried to make another card...didn't work. Ugh. I'll get to that in a minute.

Here is my page!

I know, they aren't really anything special. I am glad they are finished. I am terrible at a CAS (Clean and simple) design. I love adding all the frills and cutsies to cards, so when I make a CAS card, it looks so plain to me. Now, I can be searching for an idea on SCS or SC and think that these CAS cards are the bees knees! When I try to CASE (copy and share everything) one of these simple beauties, my brain shuts off and suddenly can't create such simplici…

Little Green Bickety Basket

Why hello there! Sorry I haven't updated in a few days! Its been hectic at my house! My son Evan turned 7 on Valentines day, so we were busy making his class valentines. We made one of these cutesies at the club I'm in, so it was a no-brainer that we replciated them. I made them slightly smaller, 3" x 7 1/4 I believe the measurements are. After the valentines were made, we had to gear up for his bowling birthday party on the 13th and hosting Bunco at my house on the 15th. Busy, busy! For these little lolli-holders, I used last year's valentines DSP.

So, now that we've made it past Bunco, its time to work on club swaps and our challenge project. Our swaps this month are recipe cards. I've decided to make banana bread using the Sock Monkey set! He's so cute!! Our projects are 8x8 and fairly easy to make. I'm not good at simply designed projects, so they look blank and naked to me, but I keep telling myself that I have to make 13 of these babies...simple…

Super Bowl Win Excitement

It's no secret that my husband is a HUGE Green Bay Packer fan. Growing up in Wisconsin, I should be too, maybe I'll convert one of these years and do my state proud. My team is the New Orleans Saints, and as of last year, they now hold the coveted "World Champion" rank as well.  It was about time! Back to the Packers, my husband was so excited that they won, not only has he watched the game everytime it has replayed, but inspired him to roll up his sleeves and get crafty!

SUCCESS!!  A true packer fan owns a cheesehead, and now the Vince Lombardi trophy replica rests right on top!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a scrap-tastic day!

Birthday Invites & Feau-ter coloring

So, I'm getting into a routine that I can live with.  Bring Evan to school and then head to the little gym out here on Feltwell. Its nothing major, but it's quiet and has everything I need: an elliptical and TV.  I should convice the hubby to let me get an elliptical...I could just work out on that whenever I wanted to watch TV...maybe it could power my TV? It doesn't match my decor or fit in the room...but a healthy lifestyle is always in style. I need to come up with something better. Anywho. As I'm sitting here updating this, I'm munching on Ritz crackers. Not even the whole wheat kind, they were out at the commissary. So much for that workout.

Onto the cards! I made 19 of these little pirate-y cuties for Evan's birthday invites.

When making a large number of cards, its easier and less overwhelming, I like to take it in steps. Measure and cut all card stock and DSP,  then stamp, then adhere. You can put that in whichever order works best for you. But, I gua…


Hope you like the little song...It sounded good in my head! This Tutorial Tuesday I was quite productive.  Gym, cleaning, and best of all CREATING!

So, today we will be making these fun little cupcake boxes. Or gift boxes. Call them what you will. One thing they are absolutely....easy and cute! I made them for the guests who will be skating with us this weekend in Leicester for our bout against the Dolly Rockits (

So to start out, here is the ingredients:

1 piece of 12 x 8 3/4 card stock. (DSP is just not strong enough)
Sticky Strip (the wider the better)
Bone folder
DSP for (prettying up the outside) You will need two 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 and six 1 1/4 x 2 5/8
Snail (or adhesive of your choice)
Paper snips
Ribbon (enough to make a knot or bow, your choice!)
Score Pal or Fiskars paper trimmer (with swing attachment) with score slide installed. (Or you can use a bone folder if you lost your attachment like me)

So... Here goes. Funny how it works I couldn&…