Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy Anniversary Baby!

It's been such an exciting week in our house.  We spent most of the week sending our daughter off to school.  This is her first year of college, her first time being away from home, and her very first time without her car since she turned 16. Monday we moved her in to her first dorm room, that is her in the back with her Roxy Bedding and all her stuff on her desk.  She is still trying to get things decorated.  It's about the size of her closet at home.  LOL 

Then yesterday we went to Convocation.  It was a beautiful day and very nice service.  The bag pipers were the perfect touch to make it a very special event.  All the freshmen were in matching T-shirts and they pulled the entire class together in just 15 minutes, and had them in groups and lined up.  Then a reception after with punch and cookies. 

Today we spent the day outside enjoying one of the last nice weekends of summer.  It was a cooler day so we walked the rails to trails in Bloomsburg, then took a picnic to the lake, then tonight we window shopped on main street and had dinner at a little Italian cafe.  On our way home we took the scenic route. 
Tomorrow we celebrate 18 years of marriage.  I'm celebrating by learning how to use my new camera:) 
If you see my wonderful husband pat him on the back for putting up with me all these years. 
Love you babe:)
 I did manage a little scrappy fun today by making an anniversary card with the new Webster's Vogue line. 
 It's so unique I just love it!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop

In honor of school going back into session everywhere, we thought it would be fun to issue a Brown Bag Challenge. We want to see what you can do to dress up, alter, change and ordinary brown lunch bag into a paper crafting work of art. You could modify it to become a gift bag with handles, create a card base by folding it in half (complete with a slide out tag), add a window to it or whatever else you can dream up. After the hop is through, we should have plenty of inspiration to help us create amazing projects with inexpensive brown bags! We look forward to seeing your creations.

And here is my card. 

Thanks for hopping by!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Here Ye! Here Ye! help me win!!!!

Hi everyone,
One of my favorite inspirational sites is FTLOA!  I haven't been able to skip a kit since they started!  If you haven't alreay hop over and check it out and make sure when you introduce yourself to say I sent you.  I'm trying to beat Andrea and bring just one more friend on board.  I so NEED another kit!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pin cushion craze!

Aren't pincushions the cutest things!  Over at ScrapGal we had a pin cushion swap.  Today I received my swap package Judean sent me.  She made me the cutest little pin cushion in soft pink colors.  And hand stitched most of it after making a ton of these cute little yo-yo's.  Thanks Judean, I love it!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

ScrapGal Resort and SPA Bingo baby!!!!!

I can't wait to play and chat and just have some gold ol' girl time!  So pour a glass of wine, pick your bing words (by 9:45) and join us for some awesome prizes!

See you there!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My Awesome Husband!

Gave me my Anniversary gift today!  A Nikon 5000 camera.  I'm so excited! I already took it out for a walk:)  Now let's hope I can improve my photography skills! 

Of course we had to take it for a wall and click some pics!
My first publication also came today!  If you turn to page 88 & 89 of Bead Trends magazine you'll see my project. 

What an awesome day!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Simply Obsessed Birthday Crop Weekend

Challenge 1 is all finished.  The challenge ws to scrap a favorite photo using 3 pp's, 1 border punch and flowers or stars.  This is my take on the challenge using sketch  #53 from Inspired Blue Prints. Margaritaville. 

I used:
Crate Paper
Fiskars Border Punch
and Martha Stewart journaling tags.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Simply Obsessed Blog Hop

Hi there.  If you are looking for the SIMPLY OBSESSED 3RD BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP you are in the right place.  But if you are just starting you can hop on over to Simply Obsessed  and start at the beginning to make sure you get to all the right stops. 

Happy Birthday Simply Obsessed!  I made this cute little gift box just for YOU! 

You should have come to my blog from Janet's blog, if not, please start at the beginning at the Simply Obsessed blog and work your way through, to the end.

Thanks for joining us for our 3rd Birthday Celebration! 
and the fun continues at the Simply Obsessed Crop this weekend

Blog Hop participants in order.....

SO blog





Janet  ----YOU CAME FROM HERE-----

Joyce--- ---YOU ARE HERE-----

Brandi  ----YOU GO HERE----













Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First Post at the Gal Blog!

Today is my first post on the Gal blog.  I am showing a prom mini bookk with Pink Paislee.  I would love for you to stop by and let me know what you think. 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday

Happy Monday morning!  SMILE I love you!  Todays challenge is to use the word SMILE.  I made this cute little card using the Fabulous Finds cartridge and the file folder 3 cut.  The paper and embellishments are October Afternoon.  For details on todays challenge visit Fantulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday and upload your creations.  We would love to see what you come up with.  Thanks for stopping by and have a  Fantabulous week! 

Special Days Mini Book

Do you always remember special days?  I sure don't! So today I finished up  this cute little reminder book. 
Pink Paislee Queen Bee
Assorted Thickers
Assorted Buttons
Prima Flowers
jolees royal crown
Pink Paislee cork buttons
Martha Stewart Border punches
ED Success leaf punch
Assorted rhinestones
FTLOA stamps
Pink Paislee stamps
offray ribbon
Martha Stewart tab letters

Friday, August 6, 2010

Crop Day!!!

Woot! Woot! 

We decided back at the beginning of summer that Friday's would be our designated crop day.  Andrea is on her way, but Ellen can't make it today. (bumemr Ellen!)  Anyway, thought I would share with you what I am working on this week. 

First, I started by making some pin cushions.  A friend sent me one, but then it was to darn cute to part with so I set out to make another so I can keep this cute little cupcake for myself!  Thanks Karen!  It's already found a home right next to my sewing machine!

Next, I started dessert.  After all it would be a scrappy Friday without some homemade goodness to fill the air.  And boy does it make the house smell yummy!  Peach blueberry cobbler is bubbling in the oven as I type....

And lastly I'm working on a tutorial on making your own canvas banner.  You'll have to wait until the end of the month for that to be posted at Scrap Gal. 

Hope you all have a fantabulous Friday! 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fresh Brewed Designes Blog Hop

It's the first Wednesday of the month, and you know what that means for Fresh Brewed Designs ... another blog hop and image release. And I'm excited to be desingning for the hop this month. The HOP starts with Rhonda, so be sure to go there first! If you are hopping and got here from Jenn's blog, then you are good to go!

This hop will not be your ordinary hop... it is full of secrets and smiles, wonder and amazement. Magical things happen when you get a group of ladies together. What kind of magic you ask? The only magic worth seeking, wanting, cherishing... the kind of magic you find in true friendship. Today we have a little bit of magical enchantment to share with you in these newest Fresh Brewed Designs images. Each tells a little story, a little mystery, a little fun, and adds just a little bit of fantasy to each creation you will see during this hop.

As children we remember those Fairy Tales about mermaids and magical worlds where fairies live. We would lay in the grass and wonder if the patch of wildflowers was full of life, if mermaids swam in the sea beneath us. It is always fun to imagine and dream.

"Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again”

CS Lewis

For this  card I used Marina One of a Kind. 

PP- October Afternoon
Cardstock -PTi
Button- stash
Twine-Martha Stewart
other: CB, sequins
For this card I used the image Whisper


Thank you so much for hopping, fluttering, or splashing by today. Please continue your journey by stopping by Grace 's blog to see her beautiful creation. There is more magic and fun to come. Be sure to complete the hop in full, you will not want to miss the surprise at the end!!!

Hop Order:
Joyce (guest) you are here!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

BoBunny Sketch

BoBunny Tuesday Sketch
And my take on the sketch.  Aren't those little birdies cute! 

Twine-Martha Stewart

Monday, August 2, 2010

Scrap Gal Manu of the Month contest!

We would love to see what you can do with al the Prima you have laying around.  Stop on over to the ScrapGal forums for some fun challenges!

And don't forget BINGO on the 20th!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Scrap Gal DT announcement

Happy Sunday everyone! 

I'm so excited to be included in this awesome team! 

The is the announcement on the Gal Blog.  Please stop by and make sure to follow for lots of awesome creations and tutorials.