Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Hippo" Easter.....

Hello and Happy Thursday Everyone! I know... I Know...
Where the heck have I been??? Don't know.... Working, and
Cleaning, and getting organized... My middle son is moving next week
so I've been re-organizing my house again.... Every time a boy leaves
I end up doing this... But this time... I'm doing a lot more because my
older son will be leaving shortly too and I'll just have 1 boy at home...
Which will be very weird and QUIET! To say the least! :o)
So.. I thought I would "pop" in and say HI!!! And share an
Easter card I made awhile back... With Easter next week
I thought the least I could do was share 1 more project with ya!
Ok... I don't know where I put the list of how I made this card
but I think I can wing it to some degree... LOL
Card stock, Ink - SU
Designer Paper - Echo Park
Border Punch - Umm ????
Tags & Stamp - My-Creative-Time
Twine - My Stash
I'm entering this in the following Challenges:
My Craft Spot - Easter
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday Linky Party
Die Cuttin Divas - Color Challenge (Pastels)
Pumpkin Spice - Ducks or Bunnies
THANKS for stopping by.... I'm hoping once I get my
son moved I'll have a little more time to spare...
In the mean time.... Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Home Decor Project!

Hello Everyone! Sorry I've been MIA again... Work has been busy
and I've been working on some Home Décor Projects.... I did
finish my MIL's Cards and mailed them to her... She hasn't called
yet so I'm not sure if she liked them???? But once I had finally finished
those card... I really wanted to focus on something else... You saw my last
post with my Wood Décor Project.... I made some cute wooden Easter eggs
and something else which I'm gonna show you now.... I'm so excited
with how it turned out... Let's hope you like it too! :o)
Doesn't this look AWESOME!!! :o)
I'm so excited with how it turned out!
I made a simple Tutorial to show how it was
made... just in case someone might want to make one!

First.... You'll need a 12" Styrofoam or bigger or smaller
Depending on what size you really want... Mine is 12"

Then you'll need some pins... I have 200 of them....

Then you'll need some Burlap cut into squares....
Mine were cut at 4 1/2 x 4 1/2

I purchased a bag of Dowels for future use.... I only needed
1 and I trimmed it down some....

I started off by placing my dowel in the center
so I knew where NOT to place the burlap pieces...

Then I just mixed my colors all the way around the
Styrofoam circle.... You take 1 square and fold up the
2 ends then fold in the other ends then place a pin through
it onto the Styrofoam.... I hope that makes sense... :o)

After I got all the Burlap on... I took some paint and
painted the dowel.... While it was drying I....

Used the Print & Cut Feature on my Cameo
to print out this CUTE Ducky from the Silhouette Store
Designer is Stinkin' Cute Cuttables....
I made 4 of them... 2 for the front & 2 for the back side
of my wreath.... I used Dimensionals to "POP" them up....
And here's my CUTE Ducky attached to the Dowel....
I used a hot glue gun to attach the Ducky and
to glue the dowel in the hole I made at the beginning
of this tutorial.... I had a white ribbon on another
wreath I made... and thought that looked the best on
this wreath.... So there you have it!
I Found the Styrofoam, Burlap, Dowels,
Pins, & Paint All at Walmart!
Just thought I would let you know! :o)
I'm Entering this 3D Project into the
Following Challenges:
Silhouette America Blog - Spring Theme or Color Scheme
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday Linky Party
3 Girl Jam - All things Spring (Must have Ribbon)
Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - 3D Projects
2 Creative Chicks - Use Mod Podge or Styrofoam
My Sheri Crafts - Anything but a Card
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hop Down the bunny trail.....

Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone! I hope your weekend
was wonderful, and your week is off to a great start! :o)
I'm soooo super excited to share a project I made over the weekend!
I LOVE how it turned out and I'm showing it off to everyone I can!
Can you feel the excitement in my typing? :o)
I'm just giddy with joy! LOL
Ok... I'll just show it to ya!
Isn't this the cutest???? I LOOOOVE it!
The wood is from a store up North....
Can't remember the name off hand (Sorry)
 I used assorted paints to color the wood pieces.....
Then I used Pink Bo Bunny Card Stock for the Bunny
I used Echo Park Designer Paper for the H & P
And the small bow on the bunny
I used Adorn it Designer Paper for the Bunnies Belly
Purple & Blue Tulle
Purple & Blue Prima Flowers
The (Bow) on the bunny was die cut from My Creative Time
Green Gem is Doodle Bug Designs
Googly Eyes - Darcie
(Down the Bunny Trail) is Blue Vinyl Cut out
using my Cameo... Font is from my Computer
Whiskers - Are Black Wire I twisted.....

Here's some close ups.... I did ink around the edges
slightly too....

Sooo CUTE!!!

Close up of the face....

A little inking here too! :o)
As you can tell.... I'm pretty excited about
how this project turned out! It's sitting in my Kitchen
on a Shelf.... I never realized how relaxing painting
could be until I started doing these wood projects... :o)
I'm entering this into the following Challenges:
My Sheri Crafts - Celebrate Spring
Decorate to Celebrate - Spring Decorations
Cut it Up - Anything Goes
Exploring Cricut & More - Crafters Choice (Must use 1 CS & 1 DP)
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday Linky Party
My Craft Spot - Anything Goes
Blitsy Crafts - All things Spring
 THANKS so much for letting me share
my fun project with all of you.
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Silhouette Challenges #11 "Create your Own Scene Card"

It's the end of the month & time for another challenge over at

Ch# 11 Create you Own Scene Card
Begins: Saturday, March 1
Ends: Monday, March 31

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

Sponsor this month is:
YES!!!! This is one of my favorite type of Challenges....
Why? Because I LOVE to make Scene Cards..... :o)
Here's my Scene Card to share!
I LOVE how this turned out! :o)
Card stock, Ink - Stampin' Up
Strawberry Plant - Silhouette Store (Sarah Bailey)
Mice in Wheel Barrel - Bear Necessities Scraps
Flags - Silhouette Store (Sweet Afton)

Here's a side view to show you the added dimension
to my card.... I used Stampin' Up Dimensionals
to pop up the Strawberries, Wheel Barrel, Grass,
Bush Leaves, & Banner
Ok... Now you've seen what I created... come on and join
us over at Silhouette Challenges so I can see your
AMAZING Scene Card!
I'm entering this into the following Challenge:
Silhouette America - Anything goes (Using your Silhouette)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Quick and Simple!

Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone! I hope your week is
off to a great start.... Mine is OK too! :o) I recently had a
plumber come out to my house to fix a major drainage
problem we've been having... It actually started shortly
after we moved in 8 1/2 yrs ago....
So back in Dec. 2013 it was at it's worst
and I finally called someone to fix it
and he realized my pipes were NOT connected! So the plan
was to dig up my lovely pantry and put a HUGE hole
in it to see what was going on.... This was gonna cost me $$$$$
So I had to wait til I could save enough to fix the problem...
Well, finally this week it was done and my poor pantry
ended up with an even bigger hole than expected...
Needless to say, I have running pipes in my
kitchen again, which I am a very HAPPY GIRL...
no matter the cost! It just means I'll have to wait to put
my new flooring in.... Oh Well... Just another day in my life!
Here's a card I created in 10 minutes for my MIL
She keeps asking me about making her those Get Well Cards....
I reminded her that I do have a Day Job.... And that I would
get them done as soon as I have free time... So this past
weekend I took some of that "Free Time" and made 6 for her...
My Silhouette did all of the work for me of course...
I used the "Print N Cut Feature" which most
of you know is MY FAVORITE FEATURE!!! ;o)
Card Stock - SU
Digi Designer Paper - Fancy Pants (Park Bench)
Heart, Star, Banner Elements - Fancy Pants (Park Bench)
Sentiment - My Craft Spot (Feel Better Soon)
Black Twine
Blue brads - my stash
I'm enter this card in the following Challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday
Silhouette America - Print N Cut
Craftin Desert Divas - Ribbon, Twine, Button, Brads (at least 2)
My Creative Time - Made in Minutes (Took me 10 minutes)
Well... That's it for today... Thanks so much for
stopping by! Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Catch some gold.....

Hello and Happy Thursday everyone! I hope all is
well with you! I'm "pooped"! enough said! LOL
Glad to have a small break so I can craft even just
a little... Last night I was checking out some blogs
and my good blogging friend Sharon over at
MeeMees Creations said Exploring Cricut has
Which means those of us using "other" Die Cut
Machines can join in on their Challenges! YAY
I was so excited to hear that, that I created a card last night
for their Challenge! :o)
I've actually had this card designed since Feb.
but never cut out the pieces... Was toooo busy! :o)
Here's the specks:
Card Stock - Stampin' Up, Bo Bunny
Stickles - Green & Yellow
Digital Designer Paper - Just so Scrappy (Feeling Lucky Kit)
"Lucky Frog" - Bear Necessities Scraps
Orange Bling - Bazzill & Want 2 Scrap
All the cuts are from my Silhouette
I'm enter these Challenges:
Exploring Cricut & More - Luck of the Irish Challenge (Must use a Shamrock)
My Sheri Crafts - Bling it on
Die Cutting Divas - Luck of the Irish
My Craft Spot - Cute Critter
3 Girl Jam - Yellow, Green, Orange
Cut it up Challenge - St. Patrick's Day/ Spring
Blitsy Linky Party - Anything Crafty
Thanks so much for stopping by & for
all your wonderful comments! They mean
so much to me! :o)
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Hello and Happy Sunday Everyone! I know I've been MIA Again!
But work has been making me crazy! I've spent the past 2 weeks
trying to get out as much Spring/Summer Clothes as I can. The
weather has been so great this winter for us! (Sorry to those of you
who haven't had the same thing) But it's a rarity here in Utah! So
I thought now is a great time to get started.... but it also takes a lot
of time on my part...Your talkin' about a couple thousand pieces of clothing
I'm changing out.... What a work out! LOL Plus I was moving my 2 storage
units to a new location too... So you can just imagine how my work load
has been... But it's getting a little better now that I'm almost done with the
change.... So hopefully this next weekend I can get back to crafting! As
always... I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that I can! ;o)
Any who.... One night when I was really tired I wanted
to craft something.... ANYTHING! and thought why not make
something for St. Patty's day.... So I did and here it is!
I got these wonderful plain wood Shamrocks
and turned them into this!
I painted them green then added some fun
St. patty's day scrapbook paper... I used Mod Podge
to adhere them... Then sanded them down
Added some Tulle & Ribbon then popped
some small glitter shamrock on
and there you go!
A nice simple Home Décor Project!
I'm entering these Challenges:
Blitsy Crafts Linky Party - St. Patrick's Day
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday
Cardz TV -3D St. Patrick's Day
Decorate to Celebrate - St. Patrick's Day
Silhouette America - Home Décor (I used Digital Paper and
the Print & Cut Feature on my Silhouette)
Thanks So much for stopping by! Have an