Sunday, July 31, 2011


Hi Everyone,
This is a card I created on my scrapbook weekend. I was making cards and ATCs instead of working on scrapbook pages. 
I used one of my Raisin Boat Stamps for this card. If you are new to my blog Raisin Boat is a rental stamp company. You can rent them or buy them. You try before you buy. I really love this set. It is called Navigator. 
Here is my card.

I love the sentiment. We borrowed a GPS once and all I heard was "Recalculating, Recalculating." Drove my hubby crazy.

I am learning how to make watermarks. Thank you Arielle.  This is one I created. I still need lots of practice but it is fun learning how.

Thanks for stopping today,

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Back to School

Hi Everyone, Happy Saturday! 
Today we have a Back to School challenge for you at Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturday, Now when I was still teaching I would think this is way to early to start thing about back to school even though I probably had all my boards ready to go up, my first day planned and made calls to visit my new students. LOL
Our sponsor this week is Paper Fashions Etc. The prize this week are five digi stamps from their Back to School set. 
I made a gift for one of my friends who is still teaching first grade.

Here is a short video about this journal.

I hope you will join us this week at SSDS. I look forward to see your creations. Remember it can be anything your create for back to school.

Thanks for stopping have a wonderful weekend, 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

ATC and Rolodex

Hi There,
If you have been reading my blog you know that I have been in an Artist Trading Card and Rolodex swap. Soon all of those beautiful cards will be arriving in my mail box.  I figured I better make something to display them. I got the idea from watching ArteDar over at You Tube. You can find her here.
Here is the vido of what I made. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  I would love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping,

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ATC Swap at Crafters Digital Art Center

I finished my ATC Seasons Swap with Extras
for the swap at Crafters Digital Art Center.  

Here they are:



 Here is a video that tells more about them.

Here is the zipper envelope I made for the swap leader.
Here is a close up of the the fun flower I created thanks to so many You Tube videos.
and the small flower...

This sure was a fun swap. I can't wait to see what comes in the mail. If you have any questions please ask.

Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stamp Scrap Doodle Saturday

Happy Saturday,
I can't believe we only had 7 people join our challenge last week. I wish I had a free Bugaboo image to give everyone who entered.
This week we have a sketch challenge for you at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday. Our generous sponsor is AmberInk
They have given the design team a new set called Hostess With The Mostess.
 The prize is $15 to spend at their shop.
Here is the sketch for you to work with...

Here is my card...
I am going to a friends cabin for the weekend and I am going to give her this card and a small gift as a thank you for hosting our get away.
I sure hope you will join us this week. Head over to SSDS and see the wonderful cards the rest of the design team did with this very versatile set. 
Remember you don't have to create a card. this would be a great scrapbook sketch.

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful weekend, 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Pink Stamper DT Call

Hi Everyone, Thanks for stopping.
Today is the last day to try out to be on My Pink Stampers Design Team. Now that I am only on the Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday Challenge team I knew I could try out. I would be s-o-o-o trilled to be on her team. Robin's stamps are so much fun and they go with tons of your Cricut Cuts so easily.
The Challenge is:  Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......
(other optional color of your choice)

So here is my entry...

Here is a peek at the side. You can see the lining.
I love the way it turned out. I thought the colors would be a challenge but I looked through the My Pink Stamper stamps that I have, and Robyn said to use your favorite cartridge.  That made it easy. I used Bloom and Create A Critter. The embossing folder is Birds and Swirls. I colored the birds by using a Zig Emoss writer. It worked great to just make the color pop. The recipe for the card is below.

I have my fingers crossed. Wish me luck.

Card Recipe
Stamp: My Pink Stamper stamp: More Punny-licious
Cartridges: Create A Critter and BloomSU Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso
Cuttlebug: embossing folder Birds and Swirls

Paper: White computer paper for lining
Punches MS boarder punch Woodland Branch on lining
Pens: Inkssentials opaque pen white, SU Gable green, Zig Emboss Writer
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Others: SU dimensionals, ribbon not sure, brads CTMH

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful day,

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stamp Scrap Doodle Saturday

Hi Everyone, Happy Saturday! We have a fun and easy challenge for you this week.
The challenge this week is to make a bookmark. Our wonderful sponsor is Bugaboo Digi StampsIf you have not visited their shop you have been missing some amazing and fun stamps. I know you will be laughing out loud when you check out the Character Stamps.  They are a real hoot.

 Here is the bookmark I made with Nurse Margaret - Be nice to me
Sorry about the picture I am still at the cabin and the sun won't work with me.

This one might be a little bit better. I just love Margaret. She really has a way about her. Go over to Bugaboo stamps and meet Margaret and some of her funny friends Ruby, Stella, and Gus to name a few.

There are many other kinds of digi stamps there. You better take a cup of coffee with you because I know you will be there awhile. 

I hope you will join us at Stamp, Scarp and Doodle Saturday. You could win 7 Bugaboo stamps of your choice just for showing us you bookmark.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Enjoying the Cabin visit

Hi Everyone I just wanted to share with you what I do when I go to the cabin. We both have kayaks and go out and enjoy nature. My hubby fishes from his. I take pictures and video.
Here are a few.

And who is this on the shore having lunch?

I can't tell you how much fun this is. I have a ton more shots but I won't bore you with those. Nature is a wonderful gift free to enjoy.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping,

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ATC Spring

I finished my Spring ATC. I really like the way this one turned out.

Here is how I made this.

I am working on a Summer one and have video taped 6. Every time I go to load it to my computer I get the message that "The following file could not be imported. (The import failed.)" It is on the camera but it won't import. So frustrating. I am using my digi camera. I have always used that. Do I need to get a video camera? If you know please let me know.

Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Bird Feeder in Action

Hi Everyone,
Well I am at the cabin and I hung my bird feeder. No birds yet but tonight my favorite visitor came. It is a very small flying squirrel. He is just the cutest little guy. Here are some  pictures I took through the dirty window.
His tail is very flat and silky looking.
In this picture you can see the web he has under his arm.
Check out those night vision eyes.

He is fun to watch through the window. I don't think I would what to get in his way outside. It would scare me quite bad if he jumped on me by mistake even if he is so tiny. My brain would think bat but this is not a bat at all.  Have you every seen a flying squirrel? I would love to hear about it. Here is a video I found that shows how they fly.

Thanks for stopping,

Stamp Scrap Doodle Saturday

Welcome to another fun challenge at SSDS.  This week we have a color challenge for you with a wonderful prizes from our very own Veronica from Circle Be Enerprises.

Meet Veronica
My name is Veronica Baker thou I am known in the Scrapbooking world as Just A Pac Rat. I am the owner of Circle B Enterprises Scrapbooking and more store and Spur's Computer Cures in Webb City, MO.  I used to have around 4000 Scrapbook related items listed on Ebay for almost 10 years, but about 14 months ago I decided to go strictly my own website and store front.  This decision was mostly made because of Ebay's new price increase. I like to keep my prices low (presently 50% off retail prices) and just couldn't afford to do it on Ebay anymore. I am slowly but surely getting all my inventory listed online at
I hope you will come visit my little store often and watch it grow! Also visit me at my creative blog where I show what I have created for challenges and Operation Write Home!

She will be giving away a $20.00 credit in my store!


  Any participants in the challenge can have free shipping by using code "FREE SHIP" at checkout!

What a great deal be sure to check it out.

The challenge which is a color theme....cream, brown + 1 other color.
I used my Circut and the Billionaire Cartridge to create this card. I am working my way down my list of cartridges.

The paper is all from my scrap box and I think it is Graphic 45. I hope you will join us at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle this week. I would love to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful Saturday, 

Friday, July 8, 2011

MoJo Monday

Wow, I can't remember the last time I did a Mojo Monday card. I always love their sketches. The one this week I really like.
I used a Bugaboo digi stamp. It really cracks me up. You know I married into a family of fishermen and this card is perfect for them.

 The image I used is Gus Fishing you can find it here. It says (and my husband always says this) "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day..." The rest is suppose to say, "Teach a man to fish and he will never go hungry." 
Here is the inside.

My hubby thought I should have a speech bubble with the fish making the statement.  I will on the next one. He really liked this card. Funny right? I know some of you can relate to that.

Jodie has a Freebie every Friday at Bugaboo Stamps. I can sit and look and laugh at her stamps all day. The are so funny and sassy. I love sassy.

The paper is from my paper stash. I buy fishing paper when I see it. I stitched around the paper on the front and I wanted to cover that up so I added more paper to the inside. The water was cut with Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge. The little hook is an embellishment that I had.

I hope this gave you a giggle today. I would love to know. Be sure to stop back tomorrow for Stamp, Scarp and Doodle Saturday.

Have a great Friday!