Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friend of ABC Toys & Crafts Feature

 Today I am honored to be featured on the ABC Toys & Crafts Design Team Blog.  Thanks so much to my blogging friend, Justine, for mentioning me.  Justine has become a special support system to me over the last year in more ways than one.  Isn't blogging an amazing way to meet so many wonderful people that you may never have met before?  Well, they have honored me by featuring a few of my projects using several of the supplies you can find in the ABC Toys & Crafts Store.  Pop on over to check them out.

I used one of the templates from Creations by AR to make one project.  I'll only give a peek here.

Pop on over to see the projects in full.  There's also a little Q&A that I answered.  You may learn something about me that you never wanted or needed to know;) Thanks so much!

Since I will be spending the remaining time with my family, enjoying, laughing and loving every, sweet minute, I won't be posting anything until December.   I hope you all have a very BLESSED Holiday doing whatever it is that makes you happy!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Two Days Late and Oh So Short...

 Well, I missed out on posting my creation for A Crafty Little Place Challenge.  I was, honestly, so sick that I couldn't even upload pictures and link up items.  No kidding.  I'm on the mend though.  Yeah!  So here is my project and I am very short IRL and with what I did in comparison to everyone else. Wow!  They had some stunning creations this week.  Make sure you go and check them out, ok?  Fabulous stuff!  Also, that little banner at the top?  Well, it's a Thanksgiving Day Sale that lasts ALL WEEK!  Woo Hoo!  You don't have to wait for Black Friday...sounds to scary anyways.  Make sure you pop in next week for tons of sales.  Love DCRU!

 Supplies Used:
Stamps: Just Rite,
Ink: Colorbox Green, TH Antique Linen
Paper: Basic Grey Pyrus, Mustard, Prism Green, Kraft

 Thanks for popping in!  Stop back on Saturday for a Special post.  I'll be on a bit of vacation after that until December.  I'm having a giveaway when I return so watch for that too!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Very Late Winner's Post!

 I'm so sorry that the results are late.  I was struck with influenza on Friday and have been down since then.  The last time I felt so sick (except pregnancy) was when I got mono 15 years ago.  I have had no energy to even try and post. I have been in a coma like state I think.

This means I am also 5 days behind on everything.  Moms should not get sick.  It should be a rule.  I leave tomorrow for Michigan and won't be back until the end of the month.  I will share my "Fireplace Card made into a box directions" when I return.  I have a few pre scheduled posts, but not many;(

Ok, enough moaning....the winner of the Free Template is......

Stacie (craft-princess) said...
Gorgeous projects!

 I told my son to pick a number and he chose 41.  Stacie was number 41.  Congrats Stacie!!!!  Contact me and I'll send your info on to Adela.

Have a great evening

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Creations By AR Release Day!

 Today I'm so excited to be part of my first ever Creations by AR  release!  Adela has some amazing things in her shop.  I LOVE to create 3D projects and her templates make that so easy. 
  Today I'm featuring two new releases.  
First up is the Totally Tote-able.
 I can definitely see myself using this one A LOT!  I think all my teacher gifts will go in here this year:)

This was so easy and fun to create!

Next up is the Fireplace Card.

I like to think "outside the box," or in this case I made a box.  Yep!  I had an idea to take the template for the Fireplace card and make a shadow box type of card AND a matching box to go with it.  All using the same template.  Stop back later in the month and I'll show you how I did that;)   I have another variation on how to use this template too.  It's not finished so you'll have to come back for that as well.

I have one more card to share using some great embellishments that Adela has in her shop.

I used 2S4Y Sketch 65 for this card.

Now, for a chance to WIN A FREE TEMPLATE, leave me a comment on my blog and then hop along to all the fabulous Design Team blogs.  Leave a comment along the way.  You're sure to be dazzled!  You have until Sunday.  One winner will be chosen on each blog.  Wow!  

Hop to it and have FUN!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Happy Tuesday!  It's time for another challenge at A Crafty Little Place. 

Today we have a color challenge for you.  Let's get into the holiday spirit at bit because we'd like to see GREEN, RED and WHITE on your projects.

The Design Team used Jovial paper by Basic Gray.  I made a few projects for you.
Try not to be too critical of my horrible stitching on the second card.  I just can't figure out how to sew on a curve very well,

 Supplies Used:
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas
Ink: Memento Black, Versafine Black, Walnut Stain Distress
Paper: Basic Gray Jovial, Echo Park Wintertime, Neenah White, Textured White
Other: Copics, Sizzix Snowflake Dies, brads, ribbon, Fiskars corner punch

Stamps: Peaceful Wishes
Other: sewing machine, red ribbon, EK Success punch, corner rounder

Hope you can get join in this week! 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hugs to You!

   A BIG hug to all of you that are patient with me and my irregular and not so frequent posts.  I feel like I'm drowning in things to do.  I have been crafting up a storm and should have at least 3 days of posts for you.  One of those will include a PRIZE!  That's right!  On Wednesday, Creations by AR is having a release and I will be choosing a random winner from all my comments!  WooHoo!  So, stay tuned for that!

I made a card the other day just because.  I realized that it has been forever since I have created for no particular reason....Just Because!  My paper flowers all got wet and stained somehow.  I truly can't figure out what happened, but they all bled together.  Some are ruined, but I was able to salvage this beauty.  I love the colors and that I could use my orange, Halloween, wrinkled ribbon for a non- Halloween card.  Yeah, me!  Ugh...that sounded like London from the Suite Life.  Too much Disney TV going on here.  Anyways, it's a CAS card that makes me happy because of the colors and because I could take something "wrong" and make it "right":D  If only it were all that easy, huh?

I have been working on cleaning out my craft room and I'm going to have a BIG sale.  I'm getting rid of a ton of SU products...including paper, ink pads and reinkers.  Stay tuned for that.  I need to down size before I have to pack up all my stuff.  I feel the need for a good purging:)  I will also be having my own personal giveaway around Thanksgiving.  I'm grateful for all you fellow bloggers who haven't left me.  Even though I haven't been around much.

  Once last thing....I recently became a Scentsy Consultant.  I went to a party because I really just wanted to get rid of the dog smell in my home.  Well, I feel in love with the product and decided to try to supplement some of the income that we may be losing as we move.  I'm so excited about it.  I have a website that I would love for you to check out.

Clever, right?  Hee Hee!

Scentsy sells several things that will make your life smell, "Oh so GOOD!" 
Basically, they have Warmers and Plug Ins that melt a wax at a very low temp using a special light bulb.  Because the wax melts as such a low temp, you can touch the wax and not get burned.  There is also no by-product like you get with a burning candle.  Not to mention how much safer these are than a burning candle.  As the wife of a firefighter,  that means A LOT to me.  
They also have Tin, Circles (car freshner), stuffed animals with scent bags, room spray, antibacterial foam, etc.
There are over 80 different scents.  My favorites at the moment are Cranberry Muffin, Home Sweet Home, Honey Pear Cider, Vanilla Walnut and Pumpkin Roll.

If you like a "clean" smell then I recommend Inner Peace, White Sands, Satin Sheets, Radiance and Clean Breeze.

During the months of November and December, I will donate 5% of ALL my sales to THE SALVATION ARMY.  These make perfect gifts!  Help yourself and help someone else!  What a great thing!
I will also be giving away a FREE WARMER to one lucky person who makes a purchase during those months.
I would  love for you to check out my new adventure.   
It will, by no means, replace my paper crafting.  Hopefully, just help support it;D

I'll see you back here tomorrow with A Crafty Place Challenge!
Have a Blessed Day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wander...Oh How I Wish

 Wow, have we been busy here.  Wandering around...nope!  Not much.  We are trying to get the house ready to put on the market.  New carpet today and a new bathroom this weekend.  I also started a new adventure that I will share later in the week.  My computer is still not fixed.  That has been tough!  I don't have any of my files or pictures of things I hadn't yet posted.  So, I apologize for my lack of posting.  I'm sure once the house is taken care of  I'll get back to creating.  I'm banned to the basement today because of carpet installation.  Yeah!  I'm "trapped" in my crafting room.

Today, it's time for another A Crafty Little Place challenge.  Joni created a great sketch and I had two, yes TWO, ideas using the Wander collection by Basic Grey.  You can find a list of all the supplies I used under the picture...with links:D

I hope you can join along in our challenge this week.  I'm sorry I haven't been able to comment very well.  I'm sharing a computer with my daughter and it's been "interesting."  Crossing my fingers that my computer can be fixed and fixed THIS week.   I remember when I got married and my husband got us a computer.  I never really wanted it and thought they were kind of silly.  Can you imagine?!  Now, I feel like a part of me is missing.  My file folder of so much info.  UGH!  I will survive though...I think.
Here's my project:

Supplies Used:
Paper: XPress Blending,White, Black, Green prism, Yellow Coordinations, Basic Grey Wander
Ink: Black Memento, Colorbox Cape Cod
Other: Chipboard letters, Robots Chipboard, Oval and Circle Nestabilities, Black Ric Rac, pinking shears, Copics, Distress Stickles, Rub ons, dimensionals

I, honestly, think I might have another post tomorrow.  WOOT WOOT!