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Holiday Spirit Winner #3!!

Hello, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your holidays. We are having a wonderful time here.  Just wanted to quickly post the winner for the final week of my Holiday Spirit Giveaway. The winner will receive the Peachy KeenSnow  Face Cuties Assortment stamp set.
Sorry this is coming late, but we have been busy, as I am sure you all are as well. The winner picked from is:
Jeanine, congratulations and I will be emailing you shortly for your address!

Twas the Night Before...

I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Here is my Christmas card this year. Tried to keep it pretty simple. Used a decorative scissors for the edge, a Tim Holtz Santa and Believe stamp, Copic markers, Distress Ink, and Distress Stickles.
Hope you enjoy!!

Busy, Busy!

I have been beyond busy this week, and I cannot yet see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have cleaning, baking and crafting yet to get done, all before this weekend. We have my family coming to our house on Friday. I love to host, but at the same time, I know I over stress myself with things. Yay, for the holidays!! ;)
Anyways, here are some of the things that I have been working on. Mostly baking, but there were a few crafty things in there, including this card using a Market Street stamp. I used the Computer Cutie set for this card, along with some My Mind's Eye paper. This little computer is completely adorable!
The girls did the decorating, while I did the baking. Brianna usually gets bored pretty fast when decorating, while Abby can go all day until she can no longer move because of the build up of frosting all over her body.
The Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are a must for Abby. I think that they are the thing she looks forward to most this time of year. I don't know why I…

Woot! Woot!

Good Morning to everyone! I hope that you all are having a great start to your week. I know I am!! Not only am I looking forward to the end of this week, filled with family, fun and laughter and both my kids and husband at home with me for a week next week, but I have had the extreme pleasure of being chosen to be a Guest Designer for a week for Peachy Keen Stamps!!!

I am so excited that I will be able to share my creations with the Peachy family at the beginning of February. Since I have been introduced to these fun, cute and amazing stamps, I just can't seem to get enough of them!

When you get a chance, take a hop over to their announcement on their blog and check out all of the other wonderful women who will also be guest designing in the new year. There is a wonderfully varied selection of talent in that list that I know will inspire both you and me alike.

I will be back later today with some things that I have been working on, and not all of them have included stamps or paper.  …

Holiday Spirit Winner #2

I am so amazed and blessed to have jumped up to more than 100 followers in the past week! Thank you all so much for stopping by and looking, and I hope to help inspire and be inspired by you.

Today's prize is one of my favorites from Market Street Stamps. It is Robo Love! I find myself constantly going back to this stamp to use over and over. Go on over and visit Angelica at her online shop and check out the amazing work that she does.

Now on to the winner of this weeks Holiday Spirit Giveaway. I used to get today's winner, and it is, drum roll please:


Congratulations Shawn!! I will be emailing you shortly to get your address. Thanks again everyone, and don't forget that there will be one more drawing next weekend on Saturday, Christmas Day, at 2 p.m.

Enjoy Today

I hope you were all able to hop along with us yesterday for the Queen of Peachy Keen's (Kathy's) birthday. If you weren't, please check out the post below to hop around with all of the amazingly talented ladies on the hop list.

Now, on to a new project! I love this super cute stamp from Market Street Stamps. It feels perfect for this cold winter weather we are having. I love the fun details that Angelica puts into her stamps, like the lovely tea bag tag that is hanging out of the cup! For this card, the base paper is Twilight from Close to My Heart, the ribbon is some older stuff from Rusty Pickle that I had in my stash, and the baubles are from Making Memories.

The inking technique is the blending style that Tim Holtz has so wonderfully been using. I used the Distress Inks Brushed Corduroy, Stormy Sky, Milled Lavender, and Antique Linen. I love how they all blend so well together. If you get a chance you need to check out one of the tutorials on YouTube, like the one here f…

Kathy's Surprise Birthday Card Hop!

(Welcome everyone! I am so glad you could join us for Kathy's Surprise Birthday Card Hop. Hopefully, you all have made it okay from Linda's blog. At the bottom of this post will be your link to the next blog, but if you are jumping around on your own, or have gotten lost there will also be the entire list of links.)

"They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you."
The Beatles

Well, Miss Peachy Keen Queen, I hope you have the most wonderful day today. You and your family have been a blessing in my life. I am so glad to have met you that day in the Copic Certification class. I am sending you massive wishes and kisses!!!

Ladies, for this card I used paper from Crate Paper and Sassafras Lass. The stamps are, of course, from Peachy Keen Stamps. The orange came from Faceless Fruit and the faces are Happy Lashes. I also used Copics to color in the oranges.

Don't forget to become a follower in order for…

Merry Christmas Card

Here is a card that I made using the December kit. I am totally psyched that I am accomplishing so much with this kit. I don't think that I have made this many layouts in a couple of months!

This card is super simple (I know I say that a lot, but that's just who I am) and to the point. I find that if I overthink or over do something, it end up on the cutting room floor.

Don't forget to become a follower for your chance to win a prize in the Holiday Spirit Giveaway! This week the stamp is the super cute Robo Love from Market Street Stamps. Go on over and visit Angelica's site for the most amazing stamps that you can find. They are a superb quality photo polymer that stamps just like a red rubber. You've got to check them out!!

Tis the Season

Here is another layout that I made using the December Kit. The product that I used that was not in the kit is a Snow Writer by Deco Art to make the icicle fringe. I also thought that the photo would do really well on this layout in sepia. If you haven't noticed, I used the paper left from the last layout where I had cut out the snowflake. I also cut out the words from one of the sheets of paper as my journaling. Hope you enjoy!

Tree Trimming

Here is a layout I did using the December kit I made up for myself. Normally, I make an entire album of Christmas layouts for the year, and I plan on still doing that, but I never usually make one for the girls albums. The paper, I thought, would be perfect for me to start doing that. Everything that I used on the layout was in the kitexcept for the gold ribbin through the button. I used the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge for the snowflake and I doodled around the two smaller pictures.

December Projects

Well, ladies, I have been so overwhelmed with everything lately, that I have decided to put some monthly kits together for myself. I have so much (s)crap in my room, that I can' seem to get anything done. I enter my room and wander around a little bit, maybe sit at the table, clean up some things, think about what I all want to get done, and then, I end up going back upstairs because I feel this overwhelming sense of dread at pulling some things out.

So I have decided that I would pull out some coordinating patterned papers, some matching embellishments and force myself to be creative with that pile. If I feel like it, I will incorporate some other things from my stash into the projects, but I have decided to suck it up and try this out. I will share the list of all of the products that I have put in my self-made kit, and if you have any questions, comments or ideas, please share. All of the items in this kit cost less than $32.
Patterned Paper: Happy Holidays-Echo Park Holly Berry-Ec…

Holiday Spirit

The last week or two I have not been able to get into the holiday spirit. I don't know why that is, maybe it is the fact that I live in Wisconsin and here at my house we have not had any snow, or maybe that my kids are getting bigger and the whole "MAGIC" of Christmas is starting to fade from their eyes. Whatever it is, I have decided to make my own spirit. From now until Christmas, once a week on Saturdays at 2 p.m. I will randomly choose a follower of my blog to win an awesome stamp set from either Market Street Stamps or Peachy Keen Stamps. That is three chances to win in December!! So, if you haven't done so yet, become a follower and let your friends know about the awesome stamps that they can win!

The prizes are:
Robo Love from Market Street Stamps
Simply Stitched Borders from Market Street Stamps
Snow Cuties Face Assortment from Peachy Keen Stamps

We have a winner!

The winner for the Peachy Keen Snow Cuties 1 1/8" is Carrie!

LadybugCarrie said...

"Can't wait to see your projects! My favorite winter activity is shopping! :-) I am already a follower. Thank you for the chance to win!"

Congratulations, Carrie!

Stay tuned, there will be another chance to win another great prize starting tomorrow!

Peachy Giveaway!

Only 2 more hours until I draw for the Peachy Keen Snow Cuties stamps! If you haven't yet, leave a comment sharing your favorite winter activity and become a follower of the blog.

Peachy Christmas

Sorry this wasn't posted yesterday, but I was a lot busier than I had anticipated. Here are some projects I made using Peachy Keen Stamps. The owner, Kathy, is so very talented and she always comes out with the cutest stuff! Don't forget to go to Monday's post and leave a comment and become a follower if you are not already one for a chance to win, win, win a set of Snow Cuties 1 1/8" from Peachy Keen Stamps!
For all three of the cards, I used Echo Park's Merry Christmas line. For this first card I used the Lorie and Al Gingerbread Set for the image and the saying is from the Bite Me Ginger set. I also used Peapod twine from The Twinery, my white Signa Uniball pen for the frosting, and Copic Markers to color in the image. The saying and image was stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa.
On this next card I used the Bite Me Ginger set again. I used Copic Markers to color in the image, a Spica Pen to color in the heart, and on the frosting areas I used Diamond Stickles. For…

Peachy Keen GIVEAWAY!

OK, ladies! We are getting down to some serious business around here setting up for the holidays. Tomorrow, I will be sharing some projects using some of the newest Peachy Keen items. They have turned out super cute, and, to get into the holiday spirit, I will be giving away a package of the Snow Cuties 1 1/8"! How cool is that? In order to be eligible you need to leave a comment on what your favorite winter activity is and you also have to be a follower of my blog. I will pick a random winner on Thursday afternoon! Good luck!!!

Finished Brag Book Pictures

OK, I must have been super tired when I posted the video, because I completely forgot to post the pictures of the finished album! Here they are. I hope you enjoyed watching the video!

A New Tag with Market Street!

Here is a tag that I made using some new Market Street Stamps. I think this turned out gorgeous if I do say so myself! I don't know about you, but Angelica's stamps keep getting better as she goes, and that's hard to do considering the amazing stamps she has started with. For this tag I used the Simply Stitched Borders on the bottom. These border stamps are so versatile and SO fun to play with! The saying up on top is a stamp set that will be released very soon.
For the actual tag, I used the Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplates Movers and Shapers Die, the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Bigz Die and bakers twine from The Twinery that I distressed with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

Christmas Card Challenge

Here is a cute little card that I made for a Christmas Card Challenge. I really like the way that it turned out. I am normally a person who will stick with the more traditional colors for Christmas, so this pushed me outside of the box. The challenge was to use light pink, grey, orange and white, not colors that I normally think of this time of year. Hope you enjoy!

It's Here!!

Finally, here is the video for the Baby Brag Book. I am so sorry that it took so long, but I am seriously technologically dysfunctional. Please, if you have any question, comments or anything let me know. I hope that this is informational for you, if it isn't please let me know so that I will never do one again! ;)
A list of supplies that I used is as follows:
a Cropadile
6 sheets of coordinating paper
2 large eyelets
a scoring board
strong adhesive
super high tac double sided tape 1/4"
1 yard of coordinating ribbon
coordinating rub-ons or stickers

Where's the Tutorial!?!

I am sorry to say I am having technical difficulties on getting the tutorial video up, and by technical I mean I am NOT technical and have to wait til tomorrow when one of my awesome friends said that they will come and help me out. For now I will leave you with a couple of the pictures of the finished book. I will post more tomorrow, when I WILL have the video up. Thanks for being understanding!!

Birthday Wishes

Hello, everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend, I know I did. I went to my first hockey game with the hubby and friends. I absolutely loved it! I can never really seem to get into sports by watching them on the TV, but when I get to go watch them live, I always have such fun.

On Friday evening, I am going to post my first tutorial. I will be making the baby brag book. This is one of the classes that I taught at extravaganza, and a lot of people had a hard time putting the book together by me just explaining it, so I decided I will show you. I know that I pick up things much better as I watch and do, rather than listening.

OK, here is another layout I made with one of the kits I received at extravaganza. This one is from Fancy Pants featuring their It's Your Day collection. I had brought pictures and different paper to scrap my youngest daughter's 9th birthday, but I ended up really liking this kit, so I used it instead. Everything I used is from Fancy Pants except for the …

New Market Street!!

Here is a new card using a couple of Market Street Stamps new background stamps. I used Bit of Burlap and Perfectly Pretty Grid. I wanted the distressed look with the Bit of Burlap, so I randomly pounced my ink pad on the stamp, then stamped on the orange cardstock with it. I think it turned it out even better than what I was hoping for. On the green cardstock I randomly stamped bits of the Perfectly Pretty Grid around the edges. And of course the robot is Robo Star, also from Market Street Stamps. The yellow patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket. The twine up on top is from The Twinery. I totally heart the the colors that they have in stock. I have been using it on just about everything I am making these days.

In the close up, I hope that you can see that I used the Atyou Spica markers. It adds the perfect amount of glimmer in the small places. I also used Copics to fill in the star and the area around it and layered the yellow Spica on the star.
More projects using Market Streets newe…

Just Us

Here is a page that was done at the Extravaganza. The paper is from Bo Bunny Mama-razzi line. The black script tape is from 7 Gypsies, and the pin is from Maya Road. The letters are a mix from Cosmo Cricket and Scenic Route. I painted the letters with Tattered Angels' Glimmer Glam. I have become obsessed with this stuff. Just the right amount of shimmer, gloss and glitter. PERFECT!!! I love this paper, the colors and just what it represents. I am a mom who is constantly taking pictures and who's daughters have become my celebrities.

This particular layout is of my husband and I's 10 year wedding anniversary. We took a long weekend trip up to Door County. It is a completely gorgeous place to go. There are little shops around every corner, beautiful scenery at any view, and just peace and calm around you. I love it there!

I'm Back!

I am back from a great week visiting friends and scrapbooking in Arkansas. I didn't end up getting as much as I would have liked accomplished, but I had so much fun that I don't feel too bad about it. Throughout the week I will post some of the things that I did do.

Now, to tell you a little about what I was doing down there. The first year we moved to Arkansas I didn't know very many people. I struggle with warming up to people at first, so when I heard about this Scrapbook Extravaganza, I decided that I would go and see what it was like and maybe meet some people. Well, I didn't really meet anyone there, as I was a little overwhelmed with the amount of people. There were about 250 women there and I had only cropped one other time. On Friday night it was a crop night, and Saturday is filled with classes that were being taught by reps of some of the scrapbook companies. After classes there was more time to crop and they handed out tons of door prizes. Eventually, I be…

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone! What a great day it is. We are all ready for the evening of trick or treating over here. We do have one big pumpkin that isn't feeling well. She is even hanging up her costume for the evening, or so she says. It turned out to be a beautiful day, but a little breezy. I am taking off for the week to go scrapbooking with some friends 900 miles away. I am going to try to post projects that I am working on from the road, but don't get too upset if I am a big slacker ;). I will leave you with a layout that I made with the Little Yellow Bicycle line Booville. It was one of my favorite Halloween lines this years. This is a picture from 2004 trick or treating. Have a wonderful evening everyone!! (And no, I did not use the fraying scissors from Martha, I did them all individually!)

We Have a Winner!

Good Morning, everyone! I hope you all had a great week out there. Mine was pretty hectic, but I am so happy for tomorrow to come. I suppose you all would like to find out who the lucky one is who was drawn for the goodies? First, I would like to thank you all for participating. I know it's is always so fun to join in on a chance to win something, but I appreciate you all for the follow.

So, have I procrastinated long enough? I can do it some more if you would like. My dear hubby does call me the Queen of Procrastination! OK, the drum roll please.................................................. and the winner is.....   Ashley said
                          What an awesome giveaway!! I am now a follower :) My favorite Mexican foods?Churros and hot chocolate (the nice, rich, melted Mexican kind) :) I can't help it, I have a sweet tooth! Thanks for the chance to win!

Thank you, Ashley! Please send me an email at with your address, and I will get your goodies o…

Goody Time!

I love giveaways, do you? Here's your chance to win a few of my favorite things. These are some items that I use almost always. So, do you want to know what they are? Huh? Huh? Star Dust Stickles Rhinestone Bling Vintage Photo Distress Ink and White Paper Flowers
Now, in order for you to be eligible to win I need you to do two things. First, become a follower on this here blog. Second, leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite Mexican food or recipe is.
I will draw a random person on Friday morning. Good luck!

Robo Star!

Here is a new card that I made using Market Street Stamps. I am having so much fun with these robots! The saying is from the Ain't No Sunshine set and of course the robot is Robo Star. The patterned paper that I used is from October Afternoon. I am working on a bunch of other ideas that I can't wait to share. Also working on a couple of Christmas projects. Stay tuned! Monday I will have a chance for you to win some fun little goodies, so keep your eyes peeled!

Pumpkin Patch

So, the weekend was chalked full of stuff to do. Not that this should be a surprise, I know. But on Sunday, my sister and I took our kids to the Little Farmer. We rode a hayride, the kids played on the hay bale tunnels, we had fresh caramel apples, and we walked through a corn maze. At the end we were all ready for a nap. Unfortunately, I had to drive so I didn't get to have one, but the rest of the fam took advantage of the 45 minute drive. Here are a few the pictures that I took. I LOVE fall!

Follow Your Heart

Here is another card I made using Market Street Stamps. I absolutely love how it turned out, and so far it is my fave of all. This was made using the Follow Your Heart stamp set. Can't wait to see what else she will come up with!
Tomorrow I will share a couple pictures that I took yesterday at the pumpkin patch.

Como Un Tamal

Another card for you using Market Street Stamps! Off to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch with the girls and my sister and nephew.

Another Market Street Stamps Card

Here is another card I made using Market Street Stamps! I am totally in love with Robo Love!!

Super Exciting News!

One of my great friends, Angelica, has just opened up her very own online stamp shop! It is called Market Street Stamps and she has designed the most amazing stamps!! You have got to go check it out! They are made out of a high quality photopolymer (which is clear), but they stamp just like a red rubber! How great is that?

But, not only has she opened up this awesome store, she has also asked me, little ol' me, to be on her design team!! (Now can you understand why I have been overusing the exclamation marks?) I will be posting a couple of cards that I have made for her over the next few days. Hope you enjoy!

Family Love Layout

Here is one of the layouts that I did for my Basic Layout Class this week. I tried to make it super simple, but still pretty. I used an older paper line from Sassafras Lass. I think it was called Life is Beautiful. I also used a mini kraft bag from Scrap Within Reach and a piece of paper from Kaisercraft, but can't remember the name for it (I used it for the title.) I may end up adding some flowers to it if I can find the right paper to go with.

It is very hard for us to family picture where everyone is acting "normal", but this was the closest I could get. And, of course, the girls are pro posers, so getting ones of them without goofy faces is almost impossible! ;)