Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I am soooo EXCITED it is HERE!!!! The Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!!! It is my first one! No idea what to expect other then alot of FUN and INSPIRATION!! I plan to put dinner in the crock pot and just blog hop away!! I tried to stay off the computer so I wouldnt feel bad being glued to this seat for 2 hours! :) Blog hop starts at 8pm Eastern (5pm for me!)

So the challenge was to make something SPRINGY!! What can be more springy then BASKETS!!! :) I am in LOVE with Lauren Meaders My Timeless Templetes I have 6 of them and cant stop buying them! HA HA!! :)

For this first one I used the patter as it was.. printed it on Sweet Blush CS then I inked the edges with Vintage Cream Ink (on a side note I LOVE this color! oh my!) then put it all together!! I punched the squares with my punch.. added the tiny holes to each scallop to give it a frilly doilyish look! Inked the edges with Sweet Blush Ink... added a scallop border on the bottom (fiskars threading water punch).. Tied Sweet Blush Ribon added some flowers, a stamped sentiment using the NEW Tags for spring set and tada.. a cute little basket!

Somedays life or in this case a girls PRINTER... gives her LEMONS.. so what is she todo.. make Lemonade!! I couldnt get my printer to print on my CS yesterday.. and I sooo wanted to make another basket! SOOOO I just printed it on reg. printer paper and cut it out, using that as a pattern on my CS..!! Here is ANOTHER version of Laurens basket!!
For this one I used Aqua Mist CS, Ink (inked all edges again!), and ribbon (around candy!) I cut the top down a bit, and didn't add a handle to this one! I added a bit of scallop border (fiskars apron lace punch) punched using the shimmer white CS (this is so pretty! I used it for all my tags too!) added some tiny white flowers, and add liquid pearls all around the top and bottom of the basket!! :) Added the duckie and candy treat.. I know my girl is gonna be taking this from me! :)

and one more little tiny share.. because sometimes cuteness just HOPS in my basket... I so LOVED this bunny (and the above chicky!) got both at Target in the dollar spot.. HOW do you not get them!!! My dear sweet DH is gonna think I should walk away.. but sometimes a girl NEEDS cuteness! HA HA!! So I stamped up a little tag added it to some candy kisses.. and there ya go cuteness in 5 minutes! and less then $2! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am so looking forward to all the BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS that will be shared.. even if you arent playing along pop over to Papertrey Ink Blog Hop click on some of the blogs and ENJOY!!

and oh I am SORRY if that was way to much info.. I just love to talk! HA HA!!
Have a GREAT night!!! Happy Blog Hoppen!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cards Cards.. and well...

Ok only 2 cards to share!! :) But I wanted a catchy title ya know!! ha ha!!!

So I have spent the last 2 days creating.. for the Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink which is TOMORROW! Oh I cant wait!! 5pm pacific, 8pm eastern I am sooo gonna be there.. I cant wait to see what everyone creates!! It will be my first one and I cant stop talking about it.. which you have all probably NOTICED! LOL!! :)

So I do have a point to all this! I figured out you can have ONE thing on your bloggy.. or at least I think it is only 1.. I have a few more! SOOOO in order to not get in trouble on my first one! :) I am gonna share a couple cards I made today and save my other goodie for TOMORROW!!!

So first up! Over at the Cuttlebug Challenges Blog they challenged to use your embossing folders with acetate! HELLOOOO never thought of doing I did that on this card.. and I LOVE how it turned out! I have a few more made.. well embossed not made into cards... I inked the sides and it sorta ran under it but I think it adds character... that is what I tell myself so I dont think I need to redo it! LOL!! the stamps.. and paper are from YEP you guessed it Papertrey Ink! (on a side note my OTHER new order arrives tomorrow.. and GASP I ordered AGAIN from them... I must stop! LOL!! or not! ;) )

and then I have this card to share.. I LOVE shape cards.... but they are hard for me to scan... insert the lovely Amanda as my hand model.. and how SWEET the pen all OVER her hands matched with the card... totally unplanned I tell ya! At least it works with it! :) Thanks for helping mommy out sweet girl! :)
AGAIN the paper, ribbon, ink stamp.. all Papertrey Ink!

That is all I have for today! I will be back tomorrow early evening to share my blog hop goodie!!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!! :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Monday!

Hope you had a GREAT weekend! Cant BELIEVE how FAST they seem to go!! We had a nice do NOTHING weekend! I LOVE those!! :)

So one of my MANY! :) Goals for 2009 was to do some more challenges.. I really REALLY gotta use what I buy.. :) So I did the challenge for this week at CPS
Here is their sketch-

and here is my take on it!!

I know Valentines Day is over.. BUT you can send a LOVE card anytime right!
I used some of my newish! Stamps from Papertrey Ink The red paper, Ink and Ribbon are from them as well!
I seem to have an ADDICTION to my cuttlebug folders.. I cant do a card without embossing on it! :) The round pearls are from Queen and Co. and the cutie pie heart pearl is from Hero Arts... (I LOVE those and had to find more! :) )

I am going to playing along at the blog hope over at PTI on wednesday 5pm my time.. I asked if I could share sneaky peeks of what I am working on.. not sure if I can.. but if I can I will! if not I get to offically post it at 2pm my time on Wed.. I am sure excited for this.. I have never played along with them before.. they do them once a month~ How fun! and oh so INSPIRING.. I would imagine!
Off to more creating! :) I am doing nothing else all week! Ok maybe some laundry and dishes! :)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Saturday!!!

Happy Saturday.. oh I LOVE the weekends.. I am guessing I am NOT the only one! HA HA!! As I sit here WAITING.. to get my sweet girl from her FIRST sleep over!! (for her friends birthday!) I figured I would update the blog and listen to Justin play Guitar Hero! :) Can he play some BON JOVI NOW!! HA HA!!!
Not to much to share.. but for SURE next week! I got some photos printed this week.. I got some FABULOUS new TOYS from Papertrey Ink and some glimmer mist from Tattered Angels I soooo cant wait to PLAY.. we have to go Amandas Thinking Day for brownies.. then I HOPE to create something!! :)

So the other day.. I sat on my BOOTY.. right here in front of the computer and did nothing but STALK THIS blog... there are sooo many FABULOUS ideas.. and because of those FABULOUS ideas I have done nothing but sit HERE on my butt.. and SHOP.. and THINK I need to make these cute things! HA HA!! so I did just that.. I made this card.. it is sooo simple but that is ok.. simple is OK sometimes.. I am TRYING to make myself believe this! HA HA!! ANYWAY!! I was looking in the Oct. post from last year and saw THIS cool idea...(you gotta scroll past those BEAUTIFUL photos of the cruise... ) they used a score pal for theirs.. I dont have that COOL tool... so I just used my fiskars trimmer and flipped my blade over to the orange top and scored.. I LOVE the look.. I have done it on about 4 card bases now! ;) Sorry they arent done or I would share.. but here is what I did do.. can you see the score lines below and on top of the flower.. (see I told you it was simple!) and of course another addiction on here my cuttlebug embossing folder.. only half way up.. the kids thought I was BRILLIANT doing that!! HA HA!! OK OK OK.. the simple card is here......

and I just LOVE that word stamp set from HeroArts :)

So that is all I have today.. a big LONG WINDED post for one card! HA HA!! I HOPE to scrap away the week next week.. using my new GOODIES!!! :) and on Wednesday I PLAN to do the Blog Hop over at Papertrey Ink So looking forward to ALL the INSPIRATION I will find.. and I HOPE to share some goodies here using my new toys! :)
Off to make breakfast! Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Some food and valentines to share! :)

Happy Tuesday!! :)

Hope you all had a GREAT weekend!! We did!! and YEAH no snow or rain! WAHOOO just sunshine.. cold but sunny!! I will take it.. for now anyway ;) Come March I want WARM with that sun PLEASE!! :)

Ok so I have some FOOD shares with ya!! :) I made a knock off version of Macaroni Grills Pasta Milano all I can say is OH MY GOSH>>>> YUM!! NOW if your watching what your eating dont even CLICK that recipe! LOL! but it was Valentines Day and no diet that day!! :) Here is a link for the roasted garlic cream sauce it called for! I just noticed that had both on it! :) Here is what it looked like...

Oh my~ I want that again! LOL!! Maybe next Valentines Day or after working out 6 hours!! :)
For dessert we made the usual Red Velvet Cake! Last year my mom gave me the muffin size heart pans.. so that works perfect.. I get 12 mini hearts, and 12 mini cupcakes.. some for the freezer .. some for now! :)
Here is before! :)

and then of course after.. we have a tradition of each of us decorating our own.. so we did that before the movie!

Yeah they were good! :)

and finally I have a little valentine share! We LOVE to make valentines.. these are just a few the kids and I made for each other.. NOTICE on the kiddos the embossing... they are LOVING my bigshot.. and my cuttlebug embossing folders... LOL! They are embossing anything they can find! :)

That is about all I have for ya!! I am off to get some rice cooking for a salad I am making.. (Back on the clean eating after the above meal! LOL!!) and I need to get photos ready to print this week.. I have been sooo bad... and burn that CD.. all 800 photos! HA HA! Sorry Walmart! ;)
Have a GREAT day! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy Hearts Day!!! :) I hope your having a day filled with FUN and PHOTOS! :)

We have had such a fun day so far.. exchanged gifts.. went to lunch, went shopping.. now I am here updating and making dinner! :) Red Velvet Cakes just finished!! :)

I have some photos to share with you! and a card...
Here come some photos! :)
These are the yummy cupcake bites I made... We are so addicted to these little cuties!

and of course inside ~ YUMMY!! :)

This is what my honey got for me! My FAVORITE colored roses! :)

and here is what I got him for Valentines Day.. I was sooo singing along! (because I sooo cant play this game.. WELL not that I can sing but I do know the words! LOL!)

I have a card share for ya! You knw I mentioned my ADDICTION to Papertrey Inks well this is a quick card I made up using their paper, ribbon and stamps.. I also used my cuttlebug embossing folders on the pink.. I LOVE those things! The kids LOVE them.. they are ADDICTED to my bigshot and using my folders! LOL!!

and FINALLY! I have some FUN news... I was picked to be the spotlite member of the month over at Moments-2-Remember Thanks so much Robin!

I think that is all I have.. off to my sauce for our dinner! Have a GREAT rest of the day..
Happy Valentines Day! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Thursday! :)

PHEW today was a WHIRLWIND kind of day for me! I am ready for bed and it is only 5:30pm! Just one of those busy busy days!! :) I had to get everything ready for the kiddos for their valentines parties today.. it was also grandparents day at the school.. so I was helping there for a bit.. then we snuck the kiddos out of school for lunch, Tutu joined us! then headed back to Bellingham! Me I headed for my errands and Valentine buying.. AFTER going to the PO to get cards in the mail! PHEW! The kiddos are out for midwinter break now! Tomorrow-Monday... what shall we do....:)

I have a few goodies to share!! this first one is something I did awhile ago.. thought I shared it.. guess I didnt!! I got the idea from here her blog is a must visit daily for me!! I used my bigshot die for this.. added some bling around the scallops, flowers and a tag!! Thanks to my owe so GREAT model for holding it for me!

We already ate the candy! HA HA!!!

Here is another cutie pie idea I got off my friend Maras blog she found the directions here I now have her CUTE blog bookmarked! LOL!!
Here is my take on them! These were for the kiddos teachers today! they were soo fast and easy.. considering I did 2 of them last night, and one this AM!! :)
Thanks for sharing the link Mara!

and FINALLY!! :) I have a new LOVE... Papertray Ink I LOVE that place.. I visit all their designers blogs.. I wont link them all but I will link you HERE which is Nicoles blog.. she has all the designers linked, and she has some FABULOUS ideas!
So here is what I did up for my mommy for Valentines day... Cupcake Bites from Bakerella (she has red velvet COOKIES up today... I gotta check them out!) ok sorry side tracked! :) anyway... I put some ribbon around the side of the tin (forgot photo!) filled it with the cupcake bites.. my mom LOVED them at Xmas.. and when your skinny arsh size 0 mom likes some sort of treat you make it AGAIN for her! :) The inside of these are choc. cake, van. frosting, cinnamon, choc. bits , and pecans.. Oh my they were good! :) then I stamped with my new stamps (papertray ink!) punched, punched some more, then tied it all with that yummy poppy red ribbon (papertray ink- yeah you get it I LOVE them!)

Now if you have made it this far with me! THANKS!!! I am off to make breakfast for dinner.. it just sounds YUMMY tonite... :)
have a GREAT night! THANKS for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Ok it is still SNOWING here... what is UP with.. I dont want snow.. until next Dec.. isnt anyone LISTENING! LOL!!! :)

So today I am gonna share some food! YUMMO!! and a card (that I thought I shared!!)

Lets get started first off I made this for my lunch with my friend Holly it was YUMMY!! and then we had it for dinner! :) Lets just say if your gonna visit their Blog and get some recipes you wont be DIETING that day! HA HA!! Oh my.. but sometimes that is ok.. the name of the blog makes me LAUGH!!! Smokin, Chokin, and Chowing with the King! :) Thanks Mel for the blog link!

Then last weekend I made THIS yummy (NOT on my diet EITHER!!!) burger for dinner! Got this recipe from The Pioneer Women It was soooo GOOD!! Now you see that PLAIN burger.. that was my PICKY girls burger.. the rest of us LOVED them.. YEP even Steve and Justin ate blue cheese.. trust me with the carmalized in BROWN SUGAR onions.. it is DELISH!! :)

Now the Onion Rings are from my Hungry Girl cookbook! They are on my diet! LOL!! I used fiber one for the coating.. NOW they werent like Red Robin Onion Rings (which I can make too! ;) ) BUT they were a good enough replacement to get my over a craving! :) Now that I LOVE!! Amanda not so fond of them... she couldnt pick off the coating and eat only that!! hee hee!!

Well now that you have seen a TREND.. TOTAL no diet eating! I need to CHANGE that! GRRRRR I want to wear those shorts this summer that are just gathering dust... so no more of that stuff.. OK I know that isnt true.. but only once in awhile AND after I have worked out!! :)

Now this little share is from a challenge at Moments 2 Remember that my friend Mara issued last month to use a transparency on a LO or card! This is for my auntie.. she doesnt see this blog so I am safe to share it! and HELLOOOO I am done early.. her birthday is the end of the month!! :) NOW to be sure I mail it in time!!

If you have made it this far THANKS for reading... I hope I didnt make you to hungry!! I had better go check Amanda she has a friend over and they had a ValenTINY party with their American Girl Dolls.. it was to CUTE!! :) I will share some photos as soon as I get permission to share photos of her friend.. and if not.. I will just show you Amanda and the FOOD! :)
Have a GREAT rest of the week... and PLEASE no more SNOW! :)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Happy FRIDAY!!

My week FLEW by!!! :) Wowy!! So my update is again for the Biggest Scrap Loser over at SD4U I know all of these are 1 pagers, but I WILL be getting all my side 2s done when this contest is done.. the good news.. 5 more LOs finished.. 5 more will be finished.. well 4 at the moment! LOL! but 5 by the time the challenge is done!! :)

Soooo if this doesnt make me want to cry... sigh... my sweet girl.. almost 8 years ago... time FLEW... to fast for me!!!

I found this in my HUGE HUGE piles of unscrapped photos.. I have about 4 more from that day.. I need to see if I can get them fixed.. they are a bit fuzzy.. it was about 3 cameras ago! LOL!! :) I have my PSE.. I think I can.. right! Wish me luck! they are pretty cute.. I could still scrap them.. but would like her face a bit clearer in the others!!!

I need to go fix dinner.. or go get dinner! :)
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!