Monday, December 17, 2012


Do you ever get something you just don't have any idea how you are going to wrap it? Well I sure had fun with this package. It was like a huge canvas and so much fun.

Here is what I did.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

The Girls!

We new it was going to happen so we wired the tree to the window. Sophie got right in when we were putting the lights on.
Then today I noticed the tree was tilting a little to the left and shaking a bit. I said Sophie get out of the tree but when I went over guess who was looking at me?

Lucy wasn't happy when I lifted her out of there .

Here is how I saw them when I looked up from my breakfast today.
Aren't they just the cutest? 

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

There is Still Time For the Raisin Boat Challenge

Hi There, I just wanted to remind you there is still time to get into the Raisin Boat Challenge.  This month it is an easy challenge.  Just make a thank you card using any stamp set you have. If you use a Raisin Boat stamp it will could for two.
My dear friends helped me celebrate my birthday. I made these thank you cards to show them how much I appreciate them.
Here is a video of what I did.

Rooster Thank You Card
 Raisin Boat stamp set: Chicken Soup, Chicken Wire, and Thankful
Raisin Boat Cardstock: Mud Pie, Bear Cub, Orange Zest, Yellow Duckie, Roasted Red Pepper. Ivory Coast
Accessories: Memento Ink: Rich Cocoa, Action Wobble Spring, Old dictionary, googly eyes.

I hope you will join the Raisin Boat Challenge. You have until Dec 12th.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

And the Winner Is

The winners of my birthday celebrations and subscriber are..
You have to watch the video.
Thanks again to all of you who helped me celebrate my birthday. I had a lot of fun and only wish I had a prize for each and every one of your.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happiness Journal #7

For my Birthday Celebrations go Here. You have until Monday 12/3/2012 to sign up.
For the Raisin Boat Challenge go Here. You have until 12/12/2012 to add a project to the challenge.

Today I have a page from my Happiness Journal to share. 
It is #7 
Happiness is Only Ever Now
Here is the picture.
Here is the video.

I am following Marianne from  
Here is Marianne's Video for #7.

This is a wonderful project and I am really enjoying working in this journal.
Thank you so much Marianne!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Birthday Celebration

Hi Everyone,
Well it is that time of year again. Yes another birthday for me, and it is a big one. I'm not so sure I like the number but I am very thankful for my good health, comfortable life and wonderful friends like all of you. In honor of my birthday and having 660 followers on my YT channel and 626 here on my blog I am having away. To see what I am giving away you will have to watch this video.
To enter you need to:
1. Leave a comment here and be a follower.
2. Leave a comment on the YT channel and be a follower
Want more chances to win? OK
3. Make a video about the giveaway.
4. Go to the Raisin Boat Blog and become a follower.

So you can get one, two, three, or four chances to win the first or second prize.

I hope you will help me celebrate my birthday. I will be picking the winners Monday Dec. 3, 2012 at noon CST.

Thank you so much for helping me have a fun birthday.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your family. I am so very thankful for everyone of you and your encouragement.
I found this lovely video on beanscot's YT channel. She used one of my favorite artist as background music. Mary Chapin Carpenter. She did such a did such a wonderful job I thought I would link it here.

Here is the one I made.

I hope you have a lot to be thankful for and that you have a blessed day with family and friends.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Raisin Boat Challenge #5 Thank You

Here in the US we will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week. It is so nice to have the time off to spend time with family and friends. It is a great time to create thank you cards, thank you layouts,  or a thank you gift. That is the challenge at Raisin Boat this month.  You can use any stamps you have but if you have a Raisin Boat set and use it you get two chances to win a free set.
Here is the card I created. It is a small 3X3 card.
Stamp Sets: Naughty or Nice, Thankful 
Raisin Boat Cardstock Red Delicious, On the Green, BH Brighton Beach White, and Bear Cub
Accessories: Xmas Red Stickles, BHC 1/4” Red Delicious Ribbon.
Memento Ink: Northern Pine, Tuxedo Black, Liquid Appliqué White,
Cricut Cartridge Christmas

I hope you will join in the fun at the Raisin Boat Blog this month. I would love to see what you are creating to say Thank you to someone.

Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

Thanks for stopping,

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

LESSology Challenge #20 Barely There

Hi There, My project this month for LESSology Challenge #20 "Barely There" started with a glass jar.  I am starting to plan my Christmas gifts and I created this to hold some of my homemade peanut brittle.
Here is the jar. 

This is the lid.

This is how it ended up after a little bit of glass etching, some felt, ribbon and doodads.
Can you see the candy cane? There is a candy cane, a tree and a ginger bread boy etched in the class.

Here is the video telling how I made my gift jar.

Our sponsor this month is.....

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The prize this month is the Paper Made Bakery's November Fresh Baked Kit - Christmas Treats!!!!

This is a fun challenge and I hope you will join in the fun for a chance to win this generous prize.

Thanks for stopping,

Sunday, November 4, 2012

YPP November Stick Pin Swap

I am really having fun with the November Your Paper Pantry swaps this months.
The stick pin swap had a Christmas Theme this month.
Here is what I made.
Here is the video telling about how I made them.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mail Art

The theme for the Mail Art Swap at Your Paper Pantry this month is Art of the State. The goal was to tell something about your state. Well since it is fall and football season I just had to pull out my favorite Peachy Keen stamps and some old state maps to make my envelopes.
Oh and a little duct tape for good measure. I added some post cards and one post card that I made.
Here is the video.

You have two more days to sign up for the swaps at YPP. It is a lot of fun. I hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful weekend,

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Garage Sale Find

Hi Everyone, I went to a garage sale and I found a couple of craft items but the best thing I came home with was  free.
This is Sophie. And she is as sweet as can be. Lucy is even starting to think so after two day.
Here is  a video.

Thanks for stopping,

Monday, October 15, 2012

Raisin Boat Challenge #5 Treats

It's time for another fun challenge here at the Raisin Boat Blog! This month, we want you to show us how you dress up a treat.  It can be a box, tins, bottles, or just cover a candy wrapper.

Raisin Boat offers a great selection of fun alterable products, if you're looking for something to "dress up" with your stamps. Check them out here! They make perfect goodies for Halloween and Christmas, which will be here before you know it!

I used a Raisin Boat Clear Pillow Box Small. I stamped the eyeball from the Halloween All Around set on Brighton Beach White cardstock and wrapped it around Smarties Candy and put them in the pillow box. Then I used Sealed with a Kiss to stamp the jar and the set Do Not Enter to create the spooky treat box.
The ribbon is Raisin Boat Gingham 1/4" Black/White and Rafia Natural Mix. I love working with the raffia, it is great stuff.

This month... you can use any stamp set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps). That's right, use any stamp set you wish for this treat challenge, but if you use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

Something NEW this month... To get three chances to win a free Raisin Boat stamp set, invite a friend to play along with our challenge. If you get a friend to enter the challenge and he or she mentions your name, you will get your name entered three times and triple your chance to win a free set!

So, in summary:

1. Your name is entered once for joining the challenge. 
2. Your name is entered twice if you use Raisin Boat stamps. AND
3. Your name is entered three times if you do 1 and 2 and get a friend to join the challenge.

I hope you will join the challenge this month at the Raisin Boat Blog. You could win a stamp set of your choice. The hard part will be picking out the set when you win.

Here is how I made my treat box.

If you need more inspiration be sure to check out the rest of the design teams creations.

Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Your Paper Pantry Wine Lovers

This month the swap for the wine lovers group at Your Paper Pantry is to make an ornament using cork and the word snow.
Here is a picture of my ornament.

This is how I have it packaged up.

Here is a short video of how I made her.


So what do you think?
Thanks for stopping,

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Doll Challenge

 Have your every been to Sharon's Showcase? Sharon is a very talented lady and I love her blog. Saturday she shared a doll she made for  a challenge at Creavil-Challenge Blog.  It was a button doll.  I thought about my Mr. Protractor man that I made a while ago and I decided to make a Mrs. to got with him and enter this challenge.
Here is Mr and Mrs Protractor Man. LOL

You know now that I made these I am having trouble finding protractors.  I have started getting nut crackers. I will show you them when I get one made.

Thanks for stopping and I hope you are having a wonderful crafty day,

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

LESSology Challenge #19

Hi Everyone the challenge this month at LESSology is called Mirror, mirror on the wall. I thought and though what can I do. Well I was at a hotel and was in need of a magnifying mirror.  I am getting old and can not get my eye make up on with out one. LOL There wasn't any around. When I got hope I remembered I had my four Mary Kay mirrors from when I sold MK. I got one out and thought here is my project. I took the mirror that looked like this.
Then I up-cycled it to look like this.
With a little Graphic 45 paper, an old linen napkin, some bling and glue I now have a very pretty mirror to hang in my bathroom and to take when I go on a trip.

Here is the video of how I made the transformation.

And the Prize Is....
Our sponsor for this challenge is Spellbinders. 

The winner of this challenge will win a Spellbinders Nestabilities set and pouch. Design team member Julie Tucker-Wolek has also added in an Artbin Magnetic Die Storage Case for the winner. Awesome prize, don't you think?

Now head over to LESSology and see what the rest of the team has created. You have until November 4, 11:59pm EST to join the challenge
 I can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping, 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

YPP October Mail Art

The swaps at Your Paper Pantry are so much fun. I just sent in my mail art for October. The theme was leaves.
I forgot to take a picture of my envelope but here is a video of what I did this month for my mail art.
Sign ups are open until October the 5. I hope you will check it out. I would love for you to join the ticket swap that I host.
Have a wonderful time crafting,
Thanks for stopping,

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wine Bottle Swap

I have so much fun getting involved in swaps over at Your Paper Pantry. The last one I was in was to decorate a wine bottle. My partner and I decided on a Halloween or Steampunk theme. Mine turned out more Halloween. I had so much fun.
Here is the box and bottle.
You can't see the skeleton with green eyes inside the bottle. There is also a light in the bottom that changes colors.
Here is a video of how I created the bottle and the box.
I had so much fun creating this for Stacie Ann who is bitchycat1 on You Tube.
She has a video up too. The box must have gotten there today. I was so happy to see that it got there in one piece.

Thanks for stopping and watching,

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cards Made at SOWS

Hi Everyone, I had so much fun at Sleep Over With Susan. We made 28 cards and came home with 42 amazing cards.
Here is a video of all the wonderful cards and the amazing projects Susan set up for us.
Thank you Susan!

Thanks for stopping,

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fun fun card making weekend!

Hi everyone I had such a fun weekend. My best friend and I went to Il. for a Friday evening card making event. We now have 40+ cards. Then Saturday we drove into Chicago to see her cousin who was the curator of an amazing art show on Navy Pier. He came in from LA. Then we met up with my oldest son and his girl friend had lunch and went back to the art show. After that we went to an Irish Pub and had a wonderful visit. I had not see my son since Christmas.  Today we stopped at IKEA on our way home. It was an amazing weekend.
Here is the video of the card I made for the card event.

Thanks for stopping,

Friday, September 21, 2012

Gift Card Holder

I made a gift card holder out of the same design I used on the Halloween treat bags.

It unfolds and has three pockets for gift cards. This isn't a good picture because it is a screen shot. I forgot to take a picture and I have it wrapped and ready to give to my dear friend.
If you want to see what it looks like here is the video.

Thanks for stopping,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Game Piece Man

I was playing again today.  I made a little man out of a protractor, domino, poker chip, some wire and wood beads.
Isn't he cute? I just have so much fun creating this kind of thing from all my little findings.

Here is a video telling what I did.
I hope you like my newest little creations.

Thanks for stopping,