Caricature Cuteness!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

While I'm off this summer I'm trying to work on my layouts. While going through a box of photos I found this cute caricature that an artist drew of Rachel when she was 8 years old. He did such a great job of capturing her big brown eyes.

I decided to make a layout with it. I'm going to go to Michael's today and buy a 12 x 12 frame to put this layout in. I want to display it on a shelf in my living room.

I didn't want to clutter this page up with too much decor.  I picked paper and embellies that had some of my favorite colors like orange, yellow, pink, turquoise, and green. 

I also added wood embellishments to add to the decor of the page. I used the word "Dream" because the T.V. show - "Glee" has Rachel hooked on the Aerosmith song - "Dream On".

I used a lot of American Crafts products including these 
cute crocheted flowers.

 Have a Scrappy Week!

  ♥ American Crafts - Thickers Challenge
Frosted Designs  - Color Challenge
Shabby Tea Room - Popsicles & Pinwheels inspiration challenge
Yellow Umbrella Designs - Anything Goes
Noel Mignon - White Space Challenge

 Layout Supplies:
♥ Patterned Paper: American Crafts - Dear Lizzy "Friendly Fern"
♥ Flower Embellishments - American Crafts - Dear Lizzy "Spring House" crocheted flowers
♥ Chipboard Embellishments - American Crafts DEAR LIZZY "Bliss" Chipboard Thickers
♥ Brackets surrounding the word "Dream" - American Crafts - Sunflower Vinyl Vera Thickers
♥ Ribbon - American Crafts - White with Birds
♥ Circle Die Cut Cardstock: Little Yellow Bicycle
♥ Wood Die Cuts - K & Company 

Happy 4th of July

Monday, June 28, 2010

It's another Fantabulous Monday and time for a fun challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut.

This week's them is:
Independence Day- July 4th theme w/ Star shape
Create a 4th of July project with your Cricut by using a star shape 
somewhere on your handmade item.
I made several July 4th cards that I am sending to relatives.
I used the "Sweet Treats" Cricut cartridge. 
It has a cute firecracker cut on it that I just love to use.

This week's sponsor is:

The winner of this week's challenge will win the
Independence Day Cricut Cartridge!

 Head on over to Fantabulous Cricut and upload your project today. 
Good Luck!
 Have a Fantabulous Week!

Card Recipe:
Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Die Cut - Made with Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
Embellishments - Me & My Big Ideas

Creating With Canvas

Sunday, June 27, 2010

 Here's my newest project that I made for a project for my LSS.  I love "Creating With Canvas". 
There are so many fun things you can do with it.

This all started with a blank white canvas frame. I played with paper and used inks, glitter sticker embellishments, sheer ribbon, thick fabric ribbon, embossed cardstock, huge flowers, and a button embellishment to transform this blank canvas into something FAB.

I still have not found the "perfect" picture for this canvas. I just left the generic one that came with it in there for now. I'll have to make more of these soon. 

Have a Crafty Week!

  ♥ Pile It On - Do Something Fun with Paper #25
Pink Elephant- Pink & Black

Make-N-Take Weekend at Lone Star Scrapbook Store

Friday, June 25, 2010

I'm having a great weekend getting to meet all of you local scrappers at 
 Lone Star Scrapbook Store!

I'm getting to teach Make-N-Takes and give customers a preview of my upcoming "Altered" classes that I will be teaching this summer.

We had a full house tonight and will have an even bigger crowd on Saturday. I wanted to give a shout out to some wonderful ladies that I met tonight. Here's a picture of Krishna, Joyce, Amy, Heather, and Heather's lovely daughter. That's me in the middle!

Here's tonight's Make-N-Take!

Here's Jackie & Socorro

Here's Anna & April

If you are in the area please stop by tomorrow for more scrappin' fun!

Lone Star Scrapbook Company
27842 I-45 North
Oak Ridge North, TX 77385

Scrapbook Nerd!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I've been wanting to make this card for a long time using some cute vinyl that I ordered online earlier this year. I got it from Vinyl Wall ArtI actually have this same vinyl sticker on the back of my car window to proudly display that I am a "Scrapbook Nerd" (Smile)

To see all of their wonderful vinyl creations just click here.

I made this card to add to my craft shelf decor! I just love this cute little scrapbooker. And she is holding a pair of scissors too!  I mixed different patterned paper on the design. I also added a splash of green with the tulle flower. I love the beading in the center of it.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of your week!

Happy Scrappin'

Card Recipe:
Scallop Oval cut using Home Decor Cricut cartridge
Patterned Paper: Various from stash
Garden Basics Tulle Flower with beads - Bazzill
Green flower ribbon
Cardstock - Bazzill

A Crafty Little Place - Crafty Card Challenge #44
  ♥ Pile It On - Stickers #24
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Nice & Girly
Wee Memories - Let's Get Sticky #11
Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes

Beach Bum!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hop on over to Fantabulous Cricut for Challenge #15 - 
"Summertime at the Beach"
You are to create a Summer project with a beach theme using your Cricut.
(For example: surf board, beach umbrella, flip flops, Sun, ocean, etc.)

I made a card and snack bucket for my Godson, Reilly. I filled it with fruit snacks and Fruit Loops (his favorites). His mom got military orders to MCRD in San Diego a couple of months ago. He is 9 years old and has never lived by a beach. He wants to get into surfing. I'm sending him a care package tomorrow and wanted to include this with the other gifts that I am sending.

I wanted the font on the card to be a bit chunky. My favorite Cricut cartridge to use for this is the Disney Mickey Font cart. 

Join in on the Summer fun and head on over to Fantabulous Cricut 
and upload your project today. 
"Stamp Out Online" will be donating a $20 Gift Certificate to the winner.

Project Supplies:
Disney Mickey Font Cricut cartridge
Patterned Paper: ColorBok
Embellishments - Grafton Beach chipboard set by Scenic Route
Cardstock - Stampin Up - Brights Collection
Hemp Twine -  Stampin Up
Plastic bucket -

Cricut Cardz Challenge - Summer Vacation Theme
Craft Junkie Too - Summer Craft Challenge

Have a Fantabulous Week!

Paper Plate Pom Pom

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My friend Elia cleared out her dining room and we turned it into our own little scrapbook retreat. Her daughter Elyssa and my youngest, Rachel have been friends since Kindergarten. They are both now 14 years old. We've had a wonderful friendship for all of these years.

Both girls were cheerleaders together for several years. Elia and I are desperately trying to finish up their cheer scrapbooks.  Here's a page that I made of Rachel and several of the girls when they were selected as officers.

I always have paper plates lying around the house. I cut up and crinkled one of the paper plates to make a pom pom for the page. I fanned it all out and put a brad in the center to hold it all together. I also used paw print patterned paper to make the letters and megaphones.

Hopefully I will get this scrapbook all caught up and finished soon!
I'm so behind on layouts!

Layout Supplies:
Patterned Paper:
Cardstock: Basic Black & Confetti White (Stampin Up)
Paper Plate
Steel brad

Frosted Designs - Something From Around the House

Enjoy your Sunday!

Coaster Coolness!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Saturday everyone!  Here's my newest card.  And it includes something that has been laying around in my kitchen drawer since last year.

I wanted to make a card for several of my crafty friends who have made me some sweet gifts recently.
When I first made one of of the cards it looked a bit flat. I wanted to make the circle pop up a bit to add more dimension. I was down to my last couple of pop pop-dots and didn't want to drive to the store again.

So.......I used some coasters. These are how the coasters looked originally. They are the lightweight disposable ones that you use for parties. I covered them with patterned paper then added my embellishments. Works great when you don't have any more pop dots. (smile)

I also added one of my favorite ink colors when I stamped the sentiment. 
I used Melon Mambo. Love this color. It's from Stampin Up!

Card Ingredients:
Patterned Paper: ColorBok
Embellishments: K & Company
Stamp - "Sweetheart" Set (Stampin Up)
Ink - "Melon Mambo" (Stampin Up)

Frosted Designs - Something From Around the House
Alphabet Challenge - "H" is for Hearts

Enjoy your weekend!

Win Cricut Cartridges

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hello everyone. I hope you are having a great week. I'm at a beautiful Bed & Breakfast attending a teacher training for my school district this week. I don't have time to craft much but wanted to let you all know that the Fantabulous Cricut challenge blog is giving away great Cricut cartridges.

Up for grabs is the Summer Vacation and Independence Day cartridges.  Enter this week's challenge to win. For all of the project details click here.  Can't wait to see your beautiful projects!

Stay tuned for a new project that I will have posted on Saturday! 

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Great News on a Tuesday!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I received word that I have been selected to design for Scrapmaster's Paradise. I am sooooo excited to join Samantha and the rest of the talented ladies at SPCC.

The new design team will spotlight layouts, cards, and altered projects using Stampin Up products. 

Each week we will have a color combo challenge for you to design with. You do not have to use Stampin Up products for these challenges. Winners will be eligible to win a variety of great products.

To join in on the fun-filled "Color Combo" challenges click here

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Just for Dad!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Please head over to Fantabulous Cricut for Challenge #14 - 
"Celebrate Dear Dad"
You are to create a masculine project for Dad using your Cricut.

I always make sports related gifts, but this year decided to make a Military Keepsake Box using an ordinary paint can. I made the tag with the Bags, Tags, Boxes, and More Cricut cartridge.

K & Company makes great military scrapbook paper. The ribbon was purchased at Hobby Lobby. I also lined the inside with tissue paper. This is a great keepsake tin to hold dog tags, military insignia, and other mementos.

 I also cut the circle for the lid using my Cricut.

I received one of these during Veterans day from teachers at my school and thought it would be fun to make one of my own to give to my Dad and several of my Uncles for Father's Day. 

Can't start my summer crafting fun yet....I'm off to a teacher training for the next 3 days that will last from morning till late in the evening!
Stay tuned later in the week to see my NEW projects!

Entered in the following challenges:
PK Glitz - "Can" challenge
Paper Cutz - #45 Father's Day
ScrapFIT -   Mini Workout #2 (tags) and Workout #21 (machines)

Have a Fantabulous Week!

Stampin Up Fun!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

   I have loved Stampin Up products for a long time and have finally
decided to become a Demonstrator.

Stampin Up products are well known, made of quality, and they come
in a variety of bright vivid colors. 
Their designs are so me! 

Pictured here are a few project examples for those that like to make
cards, layouts, and altered projects.

If you'd like to place an order please feel free to view my Stampin Up
page by clicking here
Or email me at:

I will also post catalogs and promotion info to my blog on a regular basis.

Current promotions going on right now are:

Last Chance Stamps - A selection of stamps from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog are retiring, and now is your last chance to get them! Check the list today to see if any of your favorites are leaving.

Last Chance Accessories - Hundreds of accessories are being discontinued. Order your favorites today.

Last Chance Home Decor - Dozens of products from our Definitely Decorative line are being discontinued - check the list to see which ones you can’t live without.
All orders can be placed here in my Online Store!
And please be sure to check out  my blog on June 25th
I'm going to host a Stampin Up Giveaway right here on my blog. 
More details and new projects coming soon!

Have a Happy Saturday!

Bridal Bliss at Fantabulous Cricut

Monday, June 7, 2010

Blogger has been acting up so I was unable to log in all day until now. Better late than never........

Please head over to Fantabulous Cricut for Challenge #13 - "For The Bride".
You are to create a project using one of the following: something old, something new, something borrowed, or something blue.

I created a wedding keepsake box using Design Studio and the Forever Young Cricut cartridge. With Design Studio you can move, reorganize, rotate, resize, skew, and weld letters, shapes, and phrases from any Cricut cartridge.

I saw the cutest wedding dress embellishment at Hobby Lobby. Instead of paying $4.99 for the set, I decided to make one of my own by altering one of the dresses from this cartridge.

Other materials used on this box were embossed paper, ribbon, glitter cardstock heart and letters, wire hanger embellishment, and jewels. I also lined the inside with pink tissue paper. These are fun to make and great for gift giving.

Please head on over to Fantabulous Cricut and upload your project today. Did I mention there are THREE prizes up for grabs this week?  YES...we have three amazing prizes (including a Cricut Cartridge!!!) donated by our very generous sponsors.

To check out the prizes and the contest details please click here

Entered in the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Die Cuts
A.I. Factory - Anything goes with punch or die cut

Have a Fantabulous Week!

Daughters Have Our Hearts

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Here's a new card that I've been working on this weekend! I have two daughters and designed this card around my love for them. Rebekah and Rachel are my angels!

I love Prima butterflies and had to make it the vocal point of this card.

Other card supplies & embellishments:
♥ We R Memory Keepers - White Out patterned paper
♥ Buttons
♥ Jewels
♥ Swirl Ribbon
♥ Vellum sentiment

I also wanted to play along at the Etsy Inspired challenge this week. I was inspired by the beautiful Amazing Butterflies Bobby Pin set at Howbeadyful

Frosted Designs - Buttons
Etsy Inspired Challenge - Howbeadyful inspiration
Gingersnap Creations - Quotes
Alphabet Challenge - F is for Flowers

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Great News - I Get to Teach a Class

Saturday, June 5, 2010

It's the start of Summer and I have some great news!  I will be teaching locally at Lone Star Scrapbook Store. I'm so excited to work with the other talented teachers and staff!

I will make my debut at All Star Round Up. This fun event will take place June 25th and June 26th.
Come and meet five Instructors and do five make and takes! You will also get a 15% discount on the classes you sign up for that day as well!

I will also display items for my upcoming classes. Classes will be geared around altered projects which are my favorite to do!

My classes will be - Creating with Canvas, Disney Paper Bag Mania, Sassy Recipe Boxes and more. Class info is here at the top of the page. Just click on  the "My Local Class Info" tab for details.

If you are in the Houston, Conroe, or Woodlands area please hop on over to Lone Star to shop and take one of my classes. The store is fully stocked with loads of products that scrappers would love. To visit the store website click here.

Also, Elizabeth Kartchner - the creator of the Dear Lizzy line for American Crafts is coming to Lone Star Scrapbook on August 7th.
I will be at her class. So excited to meet her. Love the Dear Lizzy products.
We will be making a 12x12 Layout and Mini Album If you are in town you can find out about her class info here. I will blog about this in August for sure. Can't wait!

Have a Scrappy Weekend!

Sassy Recipe Cards

Thursday, June 3, 2010


This project is being published and photos and info will appear back on the blog soon!

Happy Scrappin'

Cupcake Love

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's time to hop on over to Practical Scrappers for another great challenge this week. This week you are to use acrylic, transparencies, or vellum on your project. The deadline to enter is Saturday, June 5th.
The Grand Prize is your choice of three digis from Squigglefly.

Here's my take on the challenge. I made a cupcake card using my Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge. The "sugar and spice" is made of vellum from my stash. I also used various patterned paper and cardstock .

Now it's your turn to hop on over to Practical Scrappers and submit your project.

Happy Scrappin'