Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Husband's Birthday Card ~ Bombshell Image

Hi everyone.  This is a card I made for my sweet husband, who's birthday is tomorrow.  He will be 53.   I have to get him back for the card he made me for Christmas.  Sorry, I can't post it!!!  As he gets older, he's less stressed and just acts crazy sometimes. When the kids come over, he keeps 'em laughing..  After all of those years of hard work and raising our kids and doing all of that stressful parent stuff  now it's just so refreshing to be around him because he doesn't get excited about anything anymore.  These are our best years right now, and I know he will get a kick out of this card!!  Anyway, I did this card for fun and I hope it doesn't offend anyone.  If so, I apologize.. 

   Here's what I used.
SU Basic Black CS
Red Adhesive Glitter Paper
Doodlebug Beetle Black Crushed Velvet
Heidi Swapp Words  ~ Bling
Zva Embellishments
Heart Border Punch
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek,
and please come back again!
Have a wonderful evening and Happy New Year!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Let's Talk Savannah ~ Scrapbook layout; Creative Belli Challenge # 81, Snowflake using Stampin' Up Tag, Swirlydoos December Kit

Hello everyone, it’s time for another Belli Challenge. I know everyone is very busy with last minute Christmas preparations, but remember you have a whole 2 weeks to do the challenge, which is to use a tag or tags on your project.  I also want to remind you all about our Creative Belli Challenge Design Team call. It runs through January 3rd, so be sure and check out the details here:  It's really a lot of fun so go check it out!!
For this challenge I decided to make a Stampin' Up Tag Snowflake (my tutorial on using just 1 Tag Punch can be seen here and the 2 Tag Punch tutorial can be seen here) and use it on a Scrapbook layout. This is my sweet little granddaughter Savannah and the photo was taken at my DDIL’s Kids Christmas Party, a couple of weeks ago. It looks like Mrs. Clause is having a serious talk with her. And the look on her face is just too cute…
I also used some of the paper from the December Swirlydoos Kit.. Which, I might add,  is just gorgeous!! I hope you like it , here’s what I used:
Webster’s Pages ~ Holidays & Wings ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Webster’s Pages ~ Holidays & Wings Die Cut Stickers
The Paper Company ~ White Embossed Swirl
The Paper Studio Alphabet Glitter Stickers ~ Red
Webster’s Pages Designer Trim
Christmas Mint ~ Flocked Paper
The Paper Company ~ Vintage Christmas Filigree Accents ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Gold Glitter Holly Vine ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Small Black Alphabet
Say It In Crystals Black
Pop Dot

Brenda Turner is our Guest Designer this week so be sure and check out her fabulous Christmas Shaker Tag seen  here , and be sure and check out the other fabulous cards and projects the Belli Gals came up with this time...  Until next time..... Happy Creating!!
Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!
Thanks for dropping by and come back anytime!!!
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Stampin' Up Snowflake Tutorial ~ using just one tag punch!

Here is a little tutorial on how I created my Snowflake seen here.
What you will need is:

SU Large Tag Punch
Pretty Paper
Double Sided Sticky Tape
Transparency Sheet
Decorative Brad
Pop Dot
and maybe your paper cutter

This is what you will do for 1 snowflake ~ but you will actually need two of them!!!
First ~ Punch out 8 tags
Second~ Put strips of double sided sticky tape on back of each one

Third ~ Place 4 of them on the transparency sheet as shown in photo. This is the bottom layer.

Fourth ~ Place the next 4 over the top as shown in photo.

Fifth ~ cut out as shown

Sixth ~ Turn snowflake over and cut as shown

Now do all of that again to make the second Snowflake.

After you get that done, you will need to put a pretty center on it and put a pop dot between the layers… And there you have it…



I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and will give it a try.
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs  :o)
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wedding Layout; Bride, Groom and Groomsmen

Hi everyone!! I told you I would try and upload a layout today, and here it is! This is another page for my daughter Amanda’s Wedding Album. I have about 6 more pages left to do, and then the Wedding Ceremony Album will be done. I talked to her about the Reception Album last week and I think we will be doing a lot more photos per page in that album.
I’ve also ordered 3 of these wonderful album boxes from, check 'em out here. I already have 3 in different colors, and I looove them, especially for layouts with thick embellies.  I really think they will be perfect for these  wedding layouts.
Okay, now here's what I used on this layout… I hope you like it.
Doodlebug Beetle Black Crushed Velvet
Creative Imaginations Silver ~ FanFare
Creative Imaginations Narratives Overlay
Silver Glitter Adhesive Paper
Making Memories ~ Shimmer Flourish Chipboard
Ki Flourish Borders ~ Black Sparkles
Prima ~ Cherry Blossom Branches Pink
Prima ~ Swirls Black
Pop Dots
Bling from Wedding Hairpiece ~ Hobby Lobby
Therm O Web Double Sided Peel & Stick Adhesive
Thanks so much for dropping in and come back anytime.
Have a wonderful weekend, and for those of you that are having this horrible storm, stay warm and safe!!!!
I will have another post on Wednesday for sure, it will be time for another Belli Challenge. Not for sure if I will have time to do anything before then or not… Just want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!!!
Hugs :o)
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Colten ~ Christmas, 2009; Creative Scrappers #82; Frosted Designs

Hello everyone!!  It's been a whole week since I uploaded anything, and I sure am glad  I got to play today.  I have been baby sitting my grand babies, and working, and trying to get everything mailed off, and.. and... and... I could just keep going on and on.. but I won't, instead I'll tell you about this sweet layout.  This is a layout I did for the challenge over at Creative Scrappers and the challenge over at Frosted Designs.  Creative Scrappers provided a Sketch, which I really did start out following, but I just got a little side tracked, and Frosted Designs actually has 2 challenges for this week.  One is Paper Piecing and the other is Distressing.  You can do both or choose one.  I chose distressing, which I do on most of my layouts anyway.  Okay, now about my layout.  This is little Colten, 13 months old, and the photo was taken at my DDIL's kids Christmas Party this year.  He was actually sitting on his daddy's lap but I cut him out of the photo.  I wished they would have emailed my one of him with Santa, not for sure if he would even sit on Santa's lap this year.  Oh well, this is still a sweet photo, but just doesn't look very Christmasy..  But I fixed that by adding all of my little snowflakes and stickers.  I hope you like it! 
Here's what I used:
Creative Imaginations ~ Glitter Sheet Music
s.e.i. ~ Alpine Frost
Snowflake Doiley
The Paper Studio ~ Alphabet Glitter Stickers
Sticko ~ Dimensional Stickers
Christmas Stickers
Zva Self Adhesive Embellies
Snowflake Buttons
Thanks so much for dropping by.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs.  :o)

P.S. I'm actually working on another layout for Amanda's Wedding Album, so be sure and check back tomorrow, it should be done by then....
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Friday, December 11, 2009

4 going on 24 ~ Scrapbook layout of Savannah

Happy Friday everyone.  The weekend is finally here!!!! YEA!!!  I did this layout of little GD Savannah today, and I call "4 going on 24", because that's exactly what she is.  Sometimes she just seems way older than 4 years..  And pretty stubborn to boot!  The photo was taken at daycare just a couple of months ago, and I just thought it was the sweetest pose.  So I searched my pp and I came up with this paper from Best Creations, Inc.  It has a little glitter on it and I think it compliments the photo beautifully.  I hope you like it.  Here's what I used.
SU Perfect Plum CS
Best Creations, Inc.
SU Sage Shadow CS and Ink
Pale Plume Ink
Silhouette SD
Zva Creations ~ Pearls
Silk Flower
Bazzil Chips ~ Flourishes
Versa Mark
Spare Parts Antique Flower Brad
Tattered Angels ~ Pearl
Prima Alabaster Flowers Alissa
Thickers ~ lavender
Thanks so much for dropping by and
please come back soon!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs   :o)
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Birthday Card For Mom; Creative Belli Challenge

Hi everyone, it's Wednesday and that means that it's time for another Creative Belli Challenge. I also want to mention that we are having a DT call starting now until January 3rd. It's a lot of fun so be sure and check out the details here. This week we were to use a flourish or flourishes on our project. I decided to use this pretty Creative Imaginations Sepia Scroll Die Cut Paper. I also needed a Birthday card for my mother, so this is what I came up with. I hope you like it. Here's what I used.
SU Chocolate Chip CS
Sepia Scroll Die Cut DP
Heartfelt Creations Stamp ~ Flower
Stampabilities Stamp ~ Happy Birthday
Brown Zing EP
Chocolate Pearls
Thanks so much for dropping by, and be sure and check out the other beautiful projects the Belli gals made. We also have a very talented Guest Designer this week, Jenny Gropp, so be sure and check out her adorable card.
Have a wonderful day,
and please come back again!
Hugs.. :o)
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Savannah - Fall, 2009 Scrapbook Layout; Twisted Sketches Challenge and Frosted Designs Challenge

Hi everyone, I told you I was going to try and get a layout done today, and well, I did. This is a photo of GD Savannah taken this Fall. I also made this layout for this weeks sketch challenge over at Twisted Sketches and the twist this week is to use flourish(es) on our project, and for the challenge over at Frosted Designs, which is to use scallops on our project. I cut the scallop frame with my Silhouette SD and then I embossed it with Zing Copper EP. Hope you like my layout.. Here's what I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS
The Robin's Nest ~ Water Color Rain Forest
The Paper Studio Solid Glitter Gold ~which I embossed with copper ep to get more of a brownish look.
Zing Copper Embossing Powder
Prima Juliette Collection Copper Flower
Prima Holiday Lights Collection ~ Glitter Spray ~ Pearls
Zva Crystal Flourish
Silhouette SD
May Arts ~ Bronze Leaf Trims
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful week!
Hope to see you again real soon!!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Cards and My Little Country Christmas Tree

Hello everyone... I've been very busy finishing off my Christmas Cards, and I think I have succeeded. They are all ready to be put in the mail next week. I can't believe that I finished 'em so early this year!!!

I also did most of my Christmas shopping yesterday and I got everything wrapped and under the tree. I only have a couple more presents to get and everything will be done ~ YEA!!! I think this is the first year in a looong time that I have everything done so early. Maybe it won't be such a stressfull Christmas season after all.
I'm going to try and make a layout tomorrow but no promises, If I do it will be late, so be sure and check back tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Wedding Party; Stuck On U Sketches, Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit

Hi everyone!! Boy, am I having trouble getting my mojo back after Thanksgiving. I have 4 layouts on my desk and I can't seem to get any of 'em done... I did manage to get this layout done tonight. This is for the Stuck On U Sketches and I used some of my paper from the December's Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit. This is yet another page for my DD Amanda's Wedding Album. I need to get it in some sort of order since Christmas is just around the corner. I might just wait until Feb. 2 and give it to her as an Anniversary present. I'll have to think about that. Anyway I hope you like it, and here's what I used:
Doodlebug Beetle Black Crushed Velvet
The Paper Company Studio ~ Cranberry and Ivory Brocade ~ Swirlydoos Kit
DCWV ~ Once Upon a Time
Graphic 45 ~ Times Nouveau Collection ~ Hip to the Jive ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Bazzell ~ Romantic Mauve
Primas Alabaster Flowers sponged with SU Cranberry Crisp Ink and added Pink Stickles
Prima Hairloom Paper Leaves Ginger ~ Swirlydoos Kit
MS Loops Punch Around
SU Victorian Lace Background Stamp stamped on SU Very Vanilla (Title), I brayered this with VersaMark and added Glitter
Say It In Crystals
Thanks so much for dropping in and please come back again..
Have a wonderful evening!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our Little Monkey ~ Colten; Halloween, 2009

Hi everyone, it's back to work for most of us.. :o(
I can't believe that Christmas is less than 1 month away. This is going to be a very busy month for most of us, but don't forget that we all need a little time to relax and to play.
Here is a layout I finished today of little GS Colten. The photo was taken this Halloween, if you hadn't guessed he was a little monkey, and he was adorable!! I could not believe that he kept that little cap on his head the whole time, and didn't try to take it off, not one time. Hope you like my layout. Here's what I used:
SU Basic Black CS
Orange CS
Fancy Pants - Kraft Cuts~Pastel Hearts
Fancy Pants - Transparencies ~ Trick or Treat ~ Web Overlay
Silhouette SD
Thickers ~ Rainboots
SU Jumbo Wheel
SU Basic Black Ink
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Young Love; Twisted Sketches; Antique Linen ~ November Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit

Hi everyone, happy Friday!! Here is one of my favorite layouts yet. This is of my Mom and Dad on their Wedding Day. I also did this for this weeks sketch and challenge over at Twisted Sketches. The challenge was to use ruffles on your layout. I hope dad doesn't mind?? And I also used my Swirlydoos November ~ Antique Linen ~ Scrapbook Kit. This is actually one of my favorite kits yet. The paper is just gorgeous!! I did add in a few paper flowers, thickers and ribbon. The journaling on the back reads:

Young Love,
Who could have imagined that one young man, Eldon ****, who just turned 21, and was from ****, Oklahoma, and one young lady, Lola ****, who was 16 but just 2 months from her 17th Birthday, and who was from Missouri, but visiting her older brother Earl and his wife, Norma, in ****, Oklahoma, would meet, fall in love and get married on October 5, 1950. And from their love, they would have
4 wonderful children (including me!),
12 beautiful grandchildren, and
17 beautiful great-grandchildren and more are on the way!!
This has truly been a love affair that has lasted throughout the years and is still going strong..
Mom and Dad, we love you very much!!
November 27, 2009

Here's what I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS
TPC Studio ~ Ancestral Teal Brocade ~ Swirlydoos ~ Sponged with SU Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel Ink
Brown CS ~ Swirlydoos
KaiserCraft Ducess Regal ~ Swirlydoos
MS Lace Heart Boarder Punch
Bazzill Paper Flowers
Spare Parts ~ Antique Flower Brads
Recollections Gemstone Brads
Big Shop
Sizzix Swirly Die
Thickers ~ Rainboots
Grosgrain Ribbon~Cocoa/Seamist
Prima Say It In Crystals
Thanks so much for stopping in and please come back any time...
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Amanda's Wedding Album ~ Stuck On U Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone, I just had to get this posted before Thanksgiving.. This is a layout I did for this weeks sketch challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches. It's also another layout for my daughter Amanda's Wedding Album.. I have worked on this layout every night this week, but I just couldn't get it the way I wanted it. I really wanted to use more photos than the original sketch had, but I was having a little trouble placing the heart around them without covering up Amanda's face.. I think I finally got it!! Hope you like it and here's what I used.
SU Cranberry Crisp CS
Prima~Sew Cute Specialty Paper
My Mind's Eye~Wild Asparagus~Merry Christmas Dots
Silhouette SD
Flower Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Beaded ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Silk Ribbon
Zva Crystals
Thanks for dropping by, and please come back anytime.
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Happy Birthday; Creative Belli Challenge~Chipboard; StretchNBubbles~Jillyan and Kit

Hello everyone, it's Wednesday, and that means time for another Creative Belli Challenge. This week the belli challenge is to use chipboard on your project.. We also have a new sponsor, for this weeks sketch, StretchNBubbles. You have to check out their cute digi stamps. AND the winner of this challenge will get their choice of 4 digi stamps. Good luck everyone!! The Belli girls were provided with a few of these cute images to choose from, and I chose "Jillyan & Kit". This is a perfect image for a little girls birthday, whether it's an invitation or a card, it's sooo cute. I chose to make a Birthday Card for one of my little GDs friends, and here's what I used;
SU Rich Razzleberry CS and Ink
SU Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
SU Crushed Curry CS
Chipboard Swirl and Decorative Corner
Frame is cut with the Silhouette SD
SU Ribbon
White Gel Pen
SU Markers
Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure and check out the awesome job the other belli girls did, We also have a Guest Designer this week, Kristin Kottwitz, so be sure and check her wonderful Christmas Card... Don't forget, 4 digi stamps of your choice to one lucky winner... Have fun, happy creating, and Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends, and to everyone have a wonderful day!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thinking of You Card

Hello everyone!! I can't believe that Thanksgiving is just 2 days from now, and that means that Christmas is just about a month away!! It seems like the older we get the faster the days go by.. I'm a little more excited about Thanksgiving this year because my daughter asked me if we could have a Turducken. I said "A WHAT", and so she explained to me what it was, so I got online and ordered it out of Louisiana. It's a de-boned Turkey, Duck and Chicken with Cajun dressing between the layers, and then put back together to look like a turkey. Wow, can't wait to try this "thing" out.
Okay now about this card. I am sending this to my sweet, sweet Sister In Law and her husband. This would be my husbands sister, Karen, and her husband. Karen has had to deal with something I hope no mother has to deal with. Four years ago this month she lost her middle child (oldest son, Clay), in a work accident. It has been so hard for her to go on with her life, and now, almost to the day, 4 years later, her Sister In Law lost her battle with cancer. She was only 48 and a beautiful person. I actually went to school with her and even though she was 3 years younger then I am, when you live in a small farm town, everybody knows everybody and their family. Her funeral was Saturday, the same day 4 years ago that Clay was buried. And then if that wasn't enough, in less than a week after that her husband lost an Aunt, and then one of her best friends lost their father. Both of their funerals will be tomorrow. She told me that right now she was just feeling numb.. Just going through the motions, and all of this hadn't really sunk in yet. I just pray that she remains strong through this difficult time. I just wished we lived closer so that we could be there for her... Since we don't I'm sending this card letting her know how we feel.
Here's what I used:
SU Elegant Eggplant CS and Ink
SU Lavender Lace CS and Ink
Watercolor Paper
SU Summer By The Sea Stamp Set
SU Blush Blossom Ink
SU Barely Banana Ink
SU Certainly Celery Ink
SU Old Olive Ink
SU Chocolate Chip Ink
Black EP
Thanks so much for stopping by and please come back again..
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs. :o)
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Coltens Road Trip, Twisted Sketches

Good Monday morning everyone!! I have a new found respect for mothers who scrap with little ones. I don't see how you get anything done!! I was needed to help my DS and DDIL with the kiddos this weekend, and needless to say, I didn't even see the inside of my scrap studio until they went home yesterday around 5:oo pm. It's just not safe to let a little 1 year old loose in there. Too many "fun" items to stick in his mouth...
Friday, I worked on my Christmas cards all day. I want to surprise everyone and get these out early this year... I did get a lot done, but still need to work on them a little more.. But, I did get all of the embossing done.. yea!!!
I also started on this layout of little Colten, but still need to tweak it a little. The photos were taken at his Birthday Party a week ago. He got this little car and he loooooves it, as you can tell. Wasn't for sure what I was going to do with that little die cut car that was cut with the Silhouette SD, but while I was babysitting Colten yesterday, I got this cute picture from the back with him holding his sippy cup. But when you look at the photo I think it looks like he's holding a steering wheel. You may want to make the page larger to see that, and then just use your imagination. And I also added a portion of a photo of our drive to make it look like he's driving down the road. Wow, sometimes I even surprise
I used the sketch challenge over at Twisted Sketches.. Along with the sketch, we were to do some distressing. I distress the edges of the SU Chocolate Chip CS.
Hope you like it, here's what I used..
SU Chocolate Chip CS
Deja Views ~ Lace Cut Edge
My Little Shoe Box ~ Enjoy Life-Circle of Friends
SU Real Red CS & Ink
SU Summer Sun CS & Ink
SU Stripes Background Stamp
SU Canvas Background Stamp
Farm Animal Stickers
So glad you stopped by today, and please come back again.
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs .. :o)
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Amanda's Wedding ~ Bride with Brides Maids Layout, Creative Scrappers Challenge, Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit

Hello everyone... Can you believe that it's already Wednesday.. The days are just coming tooo fast, Thanksgiving is next week!! Yikes, I'm not ready yet... I guess if I wouldn't spend all of my spare time scrapping, I might be a little more prepared. But then, that wouldn't be any fun, would it... Anyway, here is a layout I did for my DD Amanda's Wedding Album and I used the sketch from Creative Scrappers. They also challenged us to use white in the background. Well, SU Very Vanilla is as close as I could come to that part of the challenge. I hope that's okay? And I used some bling from my past Swirlydoos Kits. Here's what I used:
SU Bravo Burgundy CS ~ I distressed the edges,
next is SU Very Vanilla CS ~ distressed the edges, then I used a Crafters Workshop 12 x 12 Template (Orchid) and sponged over it with SU Bravo Burgundy and SU Purely Pomegranate Inks. I really like the affect I got with that.
For the circle I used Mulberry Paper in Burgundy
Next is a strip of DCWV Once Upon a Time ~ Botanical Script DP ~ distressed the edges and sponged with SU Bravo Burgundy, SU Close to Cocoa and SU Purely Pomegranate Inks.
Added the photo and the lace next. (Lace from Swirlydoos)
The black heart circle is cut with the Silhouette SD out of SU Basic Black CS.
Prima Say It In Crystals
Prima Flutter Vine (Swirlydoos)
Prima Camelot Roses Vanessa sponged with SU Purely Pomegranate Ink. (Roses from Swirlydoos)
Pearl center metal flowers (Swirlydoos)
I hope you like what you see, thanks so much for taking the time to look, and please come back any time.
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Rick's 1954 Ford NAA Jubilee Scrapbook Layout , Scrap and Stamp

Good Monday morning everyone!! We're getting a little cool front and some more rain, here in Texas, but still it's going to reach the 60's. All in all a very nice fall day.. Actually it would be a perfect day to scrap, but then I think everyday is a perfect day to scrap. I made this layout using the Scrap and Stamp Challenge. We were to scrap our spouse or significant other. Man, was that a hard one for me. But it made by DH excited, because he has been trying to get me to start back up on his Tractor Album..(boring) lol.. My DH Rick loves to restore tractors and he has 3 more that are in different stages. All are running, and 2 just need the final paint job, and the Oliver, he said he's not planning to do much to it at this time. (We'll see) . I chose to scrap the little 1954 Ford NAA Jubilee. This little tractor has been a life saver here on our little acreage.. It was the first tractor he bought and he has gotten his money out of this little jewel. Okay enough about tractor talk, here's what I used. Hope you like it...
SU Basic Black CS
Basic Grey ~ Infuse - Steep, stamped the edges with SU Flannel Plaid BG Stamp in SU Basic Brown Ink. Distressed the edges and used Tim Holtz -Walnut Stain, SU Chocolate Chip Ink
I used the backside of Kraft Kuts ~ Fancy Pants Designs - Bracket Trees ~ Distressed the edges~ and used Tim Holtz-Walnut Stain and SU Close to Cocoa Ink.
Rolled SU Jumbo Wheel-Rough Texture on this layer, but you can't see that since I added the Black Crystals.
Layered The Paper Studio~Burlap next, cut it out about 1/4 of an inch smaller than the Kraft Kuts layer. I distressed this as well and used SU Close to Cocoa ink.
Added QuicKutz-Flourish in SU Chocolate Chip CS
Avery Dennison - Fasson Stick on Letters
Provo Craft-Borders & Corners
Black Crystals
Journaling was done on the computer, printed on SU Kraft CS and layered on SU Real Red CS.
Thanks so much for stopping in and please come back any time.
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Lighting the Unity Candle, Amanda's Wedding, Stuck On U Sketches, Frosted Designs

Hello everyone... It was a beautiful day here in Texas today. I got to scrap most of the day and I looooved it. The new sketch came up on Stuck On U Sketches and so I had to give it a try. The challenge over at Frosted Designs is to use a lot of bling. Well, that should be very easy for me... lol. I also needed to do another sketch for DD Amanda's Wedding Album. You know, Christmas is just around the corner. So I decided to combine both and this is what I came up with. Hope you like it..
I used SU Burgundy CS, distressed the edges, and then layered a piece of Basic Grey Laser Cut Doily over that. Sponged the edges with SU Bravo Burgundy Ink.
I cut two (2) large frames with the Silhouette SD to lay over the photo ~ 1 - SU Basic Black CS and 1- SU Rose Red CS. Also cut swirls out of SU Basic Black CS with the Silhouette SD. The small picture is punched out with the Marvy Oval Punch and then layered on SU Rose Red DSP and SU Basic Black CS. Added little prima flowers with sugar coated brad centers, and the large flower is a Prima ~ Fiesta Flower. Added black jewels around the large photo. I typed the journaling on the computer and then printed it on Vellum~Marble White and then layered it on SU Rose Red DSP. Added Say It In Crystals ~ pink, all around the page.
Thanks so much for stopping by and please come back again...
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Savannah -Halloween 2009, Stuck On U Sketches

Good Thursday morning everyone. Whooo hoo it's Friday for me!!
Here's a layout I did of little GD Savannah on Halloween. Not surprisingly she wanted to be a Fairy Princess. I think if her mother would let her she would play dress up everyday, all day This is also for the sketch layout over at Stuck On U Sketches. I just found this site and this is the first time for me to play, but they have some awesome layouts and tutorials. Check 'em out!!
Here's what I did on this layout, I hope you like it:
The background paper is from My Mind's Eye called Deena's Penny Lane. I distressed the edges and then sponged SU Lovely Lilac, SU Lavender Lace, Tim Holtz Distressed Ink in Milled Lavender.
The circle, which you can't see very well is cut from Prima Marketing - Indeed Collection ~ Delighted.
Used Hambly Screen Prints ~ Old Lace along the edge (which was from one of my Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kits), and covered the journaling block with a screen print. (Sorry I don't have a manufacturer on this one)
Fence was from one of my Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kits, sponged with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink ~ Tea Dye and Walnut Stain.
Cut "Halloween" out with the silhouette SD from cs in stash..
Thickers ~ Rain boots
Prima Say it with Crystals
Cuttlebug ~ Vintage Die ~ decorative corner on photo...
Thanks so much for stopping in and please come back any time...
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Merry Christmas, Creative Belli Challenge, Creative Cuts and More,

Hi everyone, Happy Veterans' Day!! This is also a special day in our family, DD son Levi, and little GS Coltens Birthday is today. AND it's Wednesday, so that means that it's another Creative Belli Challenge. This weeks challenge is a Christmas theme . You are to use anything to do with Christmas on your card/project, such as, stickers, ribbon, papers, stamps....(you get the picture). We also have one of my favorite sponsors this week, Creative Cuts and More provided us with some beautiful die cuts, cards, and/or 3-d projects. I just love to shop on their website, go check it out, you won't be disappointed. AND they have graciously donated a fabulous prize for one lucky winner... check it out here.......... It's the CC&M Treasured Family Recipes Kit... You can do soooo much with this kit... and it would make a wonderful gift if you could part with it!!
Okay, now for my cards. The first one I just looove. I'm a fan for velvet CS. I think it looks sooo rich and vibrant, so I chose the Oval Window Frame~Small in Tomato Velvet Paper. I layered this over the Doodlebug Beetle Black Velvet CS and then added the little sugar coated brads in each corner to help keep secure it. This is layered on Doodlebug Lily White Serenade CS. I don't know if you can see, but this is very glittery. I tried something new on the sentiment. I used a Stencil and White Embossing Icing, and then I just added puff stickers and a little bow to finish it off. I really like the way it turned out, but I will definitely have to hand deliver this card. Or just keep it myself!!
For my second card I used the Square Scallop Card ~ 5 14" Four Pane Window Card in Stardream Shimmer Metallic ~ Onyx. I love the shimmer on this card. I decided to to a little snow scene outside the window. I used the K&Company Smitten White Glitter Paper and added sticker snowflakes and my little snowman. Added a few stickles to the snowman to make him sparkle just a little bit more. The window treatment is a 3-d embellie that I covered with 7 Gypsies ~ Savannah Flock Paper ~ Stripe, and then added the beaded ribbon along the top. To finish off my card, I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and then embossed in China Red EP added the cute (Holiday Time) Sequin Bows and there you have it.
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek. Be sure and check out all of the wonderful projects the belli girls made this week.
Have a wonderful day!!
HUGS.. :O)
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Look at me ~ I can dance, Scrapbook Layout, Creative Scrappers Challenge

Good morning everyone! Today is going to be just gorgeous here in Texas~ up to 82 degrees. Wish I could stay home and scrap all day, but I can't. So I better get busy -- Here is a layout I did of little GD Savannah at DD Amanda's Wedding. Savannah was 2 1/2 years old here and she is showing us her dance moves before the Wedding Reception. She was supposed to be Amanda's Flower Girl, but, if you don't know much about 2 1/2 year olds, let me tell you, they become "shy" at the darnedest times, and she absolutely refused to walk down the aisle. Oh well, we just had to work around it, and at the last minute Amanda just didn't have a Flower Girl. But everything worked out just fine!! She sure wasn't "shy" at the I also did this for the sketch challenge over at Creative Scrappers. I hope you like it, here's what I used.
K & Company Cut N' Paste Dots and Roses ~ I cut the center out of this (which was mauve dots on vanilla bg) and used that around the photos.
Color Mates Med. Mostly Mauve CS ~ under the K&Co pp
SU Ruby Red CS ~ Around the photos
Prima Paradise City Collection ~ Fruity Jungle ~ Circle
Fancy Pants Glitter Cuts ~ Pink Scallop Frame Screen Print
Sizzix In Bloom Decorative Die Strip
Silk Flowers and Leaves
Prima ~ Daisy Doodles ~ Candy Pink
Paper Flowers
Thickers ~ Rain boots
EK Success Stickopotamus ~ pink glitter letters
Zva Crystals
Marvy Oval Punch
Big Shot
Thanks so much for visiting and please come back any time..
Have a wonderful day!!
HUGS :o)
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Scrapbook Layout - Little Colten - 11 Months, Scrap and Stamp Saturday Challenge

Hello everyone... The weekend is almost over, and it's been raining here at my house all day, perfect weather to scrap. I think this has got to be one of my favorite layouts... I love the colors and little grandson Colten's photo is soo sweet.. The photo was taken at daycare a couple of weeks ago. He's sooo cute and gettin' to be such a "big" boy... I did this layout also for this weeks challenge over at Scrap & Stamp . It's supposed to be a "Guy" layout, (big or small) and we were to use at least one stamp, hence the name, "Scrap & Stamp". The SU More Mustard circle is stamped with the SU Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel. I also used some embellies from my Swirly doos kit. I hope you like it, here's what I used.
SU Chocolate Chip CS
Bazzill CS ~ (name??)
Basic Laser Die Cut Doilies
SU More Mustard CS
SU Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel
SU More Mustard Ink
SU Really Rust CS
SU Really Rust Ink
SU Chocolate Chip Ink
SU Always Artichoke Ink
BoBunny Chunky Charms ~ Swirls & Brackets ~ Chocolate
Prima Flowers ~ Swirly doos Kit
Silk Flowers
Prima Felt Stems ~ Brown ~ Swirly doos Kit
Butterflies ~ Swirly doos Kit
Chipboard borders ~ Swirly doos Kit
Kaiser Craft Alpha Stickers ~ Swirly doos Kit, sponged with Chocolate Chip Ink
Creative Imaginations ~ Marah Johnson ~ Cowgirl ABC
Thanks so much for stopping by, please come back any time..
Have a wonderful week!!
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Friday, November 6, 2009

The Riley's 2009 Vintage/Victorian Christmas Card

Hello everyone. It's another gorgeous day here in Texas. I didn't have much time to scrap, but I have been trying to decide what to do for this years Christmas Card, and this is what I came up with. I really wanted something different, more on the line of Vintage/Victorian style. Not for sure if I achieved that look or not, but I do like the way it came out. I also ordered these cards awhile back from Creative Cuts and More, not really knowing what I was going to do with them, but, I really like the die cut center. So now I know what to do with them... Hope you like it, now I just need to get busy and get the rest of these made up... Here's what I used.
Creative Cuts and More - 5 1/4" Square Filigree Frame Window Card ~ Stardream Shimmer Metallics ~ Emerald
Solid Glitter Gold CS
SU Crosshatch Background Stamp
Archival Pigment Ink ~ Gold
Gold EP
Gold cording
Christmas Ribbon
SU A Greeting for all Reasons Stamp Set
Zing EP
Red Jewels
Santa Image
Thanks for stopping by and please come back again...
Have a wonderful evening!
Hugs. :o)
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas 2008 Scrapbook Layout ~ Savannah

Good morning everyone... Here is a layout I did using a photo from last years Christmas of little GD Savannah. I also was inspired from this weeks challenge over at 52 Sketches ~ 52 Weeks. I just love using velvet cs and I used a lot of it on this lo. Hope you like it. Here's what I used:
Doodlebug Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
s e i Christmas Mint ~ Red Velvet
Sparkle Adhesive Glitter ~ Silver
Creative Imaginations Glitter & Foil Die Cut ~ Silver Fanfare
Queen&Co Felt Fusion
Thickers ~ Tinsel
Holiday Time ~ Poinsettias and Bows
Screen Print~
Thanks so much for stopping by and please stop by any time..
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Colten's Birthday Card

Good Monday morning everyone... Here is a birthday card I made for little GS Colten, who will be 1 next week.. He's quite the little farmer when he comes out.. Still a little afraid of the tractors when their running, but loves to sit on them as long as they don't make any Hope you like it, here's what I used:
Base card is SU Chocolate Chip CS
Next layer is My Minds Eye ~Breaking Free DP ~ Four Miles Stripe
My Minds Eye ~ Breaking Free DP ~ Blue Texture
Sandylion Stickers
Thanks for stopping by and please come back any time.
Have a wonderful week!!!
HUGS.. :O)
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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Levi

Hello everyone... I can't believe it's already November... I guess all the retailers will be putting out their Christmas decorations now, and will totally skip Thanksgiving.. That makes me very sad, because between now and Thanksgiving , to me, is the most beautiful time of the year. I love the Fall here in Texas and I think it's a shame to try to skip right into winter.. So I will continue to put my Fall/Thanksgiving decorations out and try to hold off on decorating for Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving.. Oh, well, now to get off of my Since it is November, I have two birthdays coming up very fast and I needed to get some birthday cards made. I made this one for DS Levi, who will be 30 this year. Oh, man do I feel old... Anyway he loves to deer hunt, (but not on mom's place) and so I came up with this card.. I'm sure he will love it.. Hope you like it, here's what I used:
Base layer ~ SU Chocolate Chip CS
Next layer ~ SU Blue Bayou CS (retired)
Next layer ~ The Paper Element - hot chocolate mocha
Decorative Corner Punch
MS Border Punch on Chocolate Chip and Blue Bayou layered
SU Happy Everything Stamp Set
Brown EP
Another layer of Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou and hot chocolate mocha pp
Oval is punched with marvy extra giga oval punch, distressed around the edges with chocolate chip ink and embossed with
Cuttlebug Distressed Striped EF
Buck is from a K & Company Hunting Club sticker..
Punched "Birthday" out with SU Word Window Punch
Added Brads...
Thanks so much for stopping by and please come back any time.
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Amanda's Wedding Layout

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a wonderful Saturday. The weather is gorgeous here in Texas today. And they say tonight it will be perfect weather for the little trick or treaters, so glad to hear that...
Now, about my layout. This is another page for Amanda's Wedding Album and was also inspired from this weeks 52 Sketches ~ 52 Weeks Challenge. I used the initial big circle and the placement of the photo, but then I let my creativity wonder. I hope you like it.. Here's what I used:
Doodlebug ~ Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
(2) Basic Grey Laser Cut Doilies ~ I turned one over and used the back (white) side
Sizzlits Loopy Die
Prima Glitter Spray ~Jewel ~ added Silk Flowers and Leaves
MS Half Pearls
Say It In Crystals
Paper Flower
Silk Flowers
Silk Leaves
Making Memories ~ Mocha Paperie (White Brads)
Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek, and please come back any time.
Have a wonderful weekend, and
HUGS.. :O)
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Friday, October 30, 2009

Levi and Colten's Birthday Invitation

Hello everyone, this is the design that we finally ended up with for Levi and Colten's Birthday invitations. I had to change it up a little because I couldn't get any more of the "Dirt" dp, but I did find this awesome "Barnwood" paper that I liked and thought I could use instead. So this is what I came up with. I made 12 of these. And I also came up with this cute little poem.
Why is it that all
boys love to get dirty,
no matter at what age,
Colten will be one and Levi will be thirty. Hey, I thought I did pretty good ...
Anyway I hope you like it..
Thanks for stopping by and please come back again!
HUGS.. :O)
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Colten's Halloween Card, Stampin' Up Frankenstein Card

Hello everyone. Nothing like waiting until the last moment to make my little GS Colten's Halloween Card. Since he's only 11 months, wasn't for sure what I was going to do, but I saw a card similar to this on SCS and thought it was very cute and appropriate for him.. So here's what I used:
SU Old Olive CS
Different scrap DP
SU Top Note Die
SU 3/4" Circle Punch
SU 1 1/4" Circle Punch
SU 1 3/8" Circle Punch
SU Round Tab Punch
SU Black Journaling Pen
White Gel Pen
Thanks so much for stopping by, and please come back any time...
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs.. :o)
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Creative Belli Challenge #77, Sponsored by Sherrod Studio, Happy Halloween Card

Hello everyone, it's Wednesday, and that means it's another Creative Belli Challenge, which is to use raffia/twine.
Before I go on, I have a very exciting news flash. My daughter told me at the beginning of this week, that she and her husband are EXPECTING!!! This will be their first child and we are all so very excited!!! So around June 18th, we will have grandchild #3!!!
Okay now about the Belli Challenge. This week we have a wonderful sponsor, Sherrod Studio and one lucky participant will receive their cute Birthday Ella stamp set. It has some adorable stamps in it, so be sure and join in on the fun, and upload your fabulous creation for all of us to see.
Now for my card. I used the cute little witch from Sherrod Studios ~ All Hallow's Eve Stamp Set. I colored her with copics and cut her out. Here's a list of other things I used for this sweet card.
SU Basic Black CS
Best Creations Inc. DP
Sherrod Studios ~ All Hallow's Eve ~ Sweet Little Witch
Stickles ~ Orange and Purple
Spare Parts ~ Printed Brads
Hambly Screen Prints ~ Journaling Bits ~ flourish
SU Fancy Flexible Phrases Stamp Set
Black EP
SU Oval Punch
SU Scallop Oval Punch
SU Black Ink
Pop Dots
Black Twine
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek, be sure and check out the other wonderful projects the belli gals made, either here on my sidebar or on the belli blog. Be sure and let me know what you think about my creation, and please come back any time.
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs... :o)
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Precious Angel, Scrapbook layout, Colten

Hello everyone, we're getting some pretty heavy rain here in Texas this morning. And the temp is only going to be in the 50's today. It would be the perfect day to scrap if I didn't have to go to work, but, I do. I finished this layout last night but it was too late to upload. I took this picture of little GS Colten one morning last week while I was keeping him. I usually don't do b&w but this photo looked so much better b&w because of the lighting. Please let me know what you think about it. Here's what I used:
SU Basic Black CS
SU Night & Day DSP
QuicKutz Cookie Cutter Die Letters ~ Magnolia
The Paper Studio Glitter Chipboard Embellies
Queen&Co ~ Felt Fusion
MS Felt Applique Stickers
Making Memories ~ Wedding Ribbon
QuicKutz ~ Flourish Die
Big Shot
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Have a wonderful day!
Hugs.. :o)
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Birthday Invitation for Levi & Colten

Hello everyone, hope your weekend is going well. It's another beautiful day here in Texas. Almost too pretty to be indoors, but I really needed to try and design a Birthday Invitation for my son, Levi and Grandson, Colten. Their birthday is less than 3 weeks away. Angela my DDIL ask me it I would make the invitations this year. Of course I jumped at the opportunity, and today is the first day I finally got to play around with it. The theme for the Party: Tractors; Colors: yellow and green, and no, not for John Deere, but for Oliver Tractors. The photo was taken last weekend and is of Levi and Colten on the old 1650 Oliver. This card has not been approved yet. But if it is, I will need to make about a dozen of these... Let me know what you think about it.. Here's what I used.
SU Glorious Green CS
SU So Saffron CS
Creative Imaginations ~ John Deere (plowed dirt)
Heartfelt Creations Stamp
Zing EP ~ Brownie
SU Chocolate Chip Ribbon
Spellbinders ~ Labels Four
Computer font
Prismacolors and OMS
Thanks for stopping by and please come back again.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs.. :o)
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Scrapbook Layout, 52 Sketches ~ 52 Weeks, Not A Morning Person

Hi everyone, long time no post!! I have been babysitting my little grand babies from last Monday night untill last night (Friday night). And I'm just a little embarrassed to say, I'm exhausted and just a little sleep deprived. I could babysit Savannah all the time with no problem, but little Colten, well, that's another story. He's 11 months old and just a go getter. Into everything, and climbs on everything he can. He has so many bumps and bruises on his little head, I feel so sorry for him. And he still doesn't sleep all night. So a couple of days I was up at 3:00 AM for the whole day, and let me tell you, this morning I slept in until 9:45 am, and I was still moving pretty slow. But now I have my house back to order and the laundry done, so I decided to scrap these cute pictures of Savannah I took three of the mornings trying to get her up out of bed. She is defiantly not a morning person. Actually to put it bluntly, a "REAL GROUCH". This is also for the sketch challenge over at 52 Sketches ~ 52 Weeks, if you have time and want to, go check 'em out here. I also used papers from the new November Swirlydoos Kit. I really love their kits, you can check them out here. Hope you like my layout, and here's what I used:
SU Mellow Moss CS and Ink
SU Blush Blossom CS and Ink
Su Pretty In Pink Ink
Kaiser Craft ~ Duchess Collection
MS Floral Lace Border Punch
Basic Grey ~ Laser Die Cut Paper - I'm using the back side, which is white, and then sponged it with Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom and Pretty In Pink.
McGill Super Giant Punch Circle
Thickers ~ By The Yard
SU Watercolor Vine Jumbo Wheel
SU Canvas Background Stamp
Zva Self Adhesive Crystals
Imaginisce ~ Ring Around the Rosies 1/5" flowers
Prima Flower
Thanks so much for stopping by. I would love to know what you think if you'd like to leave me a comment, and please come back again.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs.. :o)
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