January 2008 - Adventures With Ellie

A Lil Bit of Purrfect Love to give...

Hey everyone.. Sorry I've been MIA but its been crazy around here right now. I am so hoping everything calms down and next week is back to "Normal" (cause my life is NO where close to normal! LOL)

Any hoot Like I've posted before I've been working on loads of stuff and its driving me nuts I can't show you guys yet :( BUT here are 2 little projects I did that I wanted to share...

The first I was waiting for my perforated Cutter Bee(I won the set that came w/3-scorer,cutter and the perforated one) that I won on Ebay it Took FOREVER and a day to get to me and when it did I had to pay extra postage for it!!! (grr) anyway I wanted it because I had gotten this idea in my head..

Its a little matchbook Love Coupon book

I cut out the matchbook Album at 3 inches w/my Fab.Finds Cartridge although I am pretty sure you can make one without it using a 3x11 piece of cardstock or Patterned Paper and use your bone folder to score the lines to make the little matchbook..
Any hoot I used my Sizzix die cut(LOVE STACKED) to cut out the "Love" and used my Rusty Pickle ric rac ribbon for the accent. for the inside is what I used my perforated Cutter Bug to make the "coupons" and highlighted it w/my Gel Pen..

(OK let's see who really reads my blog..hehehe I said I was waiting FOREVER for my lil Perforated Bug so of course what did I do order another and so I have ended up w/2 now.. SOOOO if you want one just leave me a note saying what was the sweetest thing someone did for you.. (sorry only for US residents so I can just put it in the mailbox tomorrow w/my reg. mail) You have until 9:30 am 1/31 tomorrow as my mailman comes at 11:30 am for pickup)

Now back to our reg. program! lol

I used Rub-on letter for the inside you can make your own words but I though these were cute..:) Hope you try to make your own.

Then to my second little project I made a card using my Pinkstudio Stamps LOVE THEM!! I used black cardstock to make the card base but I folded it as if I was going to do a window booklet.. Of course I used my Copic to color her in and I used LOADS of Glitter Copic Markers for the shimmer.. I used a paper clip dressed in Bling to close the card closed.

OH before I go did you go to the All that scraps blog they have a sneek peek of the next set of stamps.. I'm thinking its looking like a lil monkey!! OHHH I CAN NOT WAIT!! the release is on the 9th of Feb. OHH I CAN NOT WAITTT! :)

Well I'm off as my Lil Sassy is calling!

Sunday Scrappin # 11

Good Sunday everyone!

Gonna make this really fast as I'm suppose to be out the door in 1/2 hr. BUT still haven't packed my Sassy's bag nor do I have my shoes on!

So this week did I do all my goals.. Actually I didn't :( I didn't finish that Love Book!! I don't know its something about it that's making me say OH WOW do I have to! LOL YES I DO.. so I PROMISE ya'll see it done by Wednesday. I think its that I have to cut and cover the letter and for some reason I'm like grrrrr... lol

BUT I did out do myself w/the challenges this week which made me happy :) and I shall be posting a new one I am doing tomorrow...

ALSO I did a couple of cards and altered items.. BUT I can't show you guys! lol cause they are for swaps and such! LOL

BUT I will share w/you a challenge that I did over at Paper Pretties it was a challenge to make a card Clean and Simple this is what I came up with..

Any hoot now for the Question of the week:

When do you find time for crafts?

AHHHH yes this question I get asked ALLOT! Well I must say I'm lucky because my babies are really good about me scrapping as long as Ms. Sassy is able to sit on the floor by me if she's not napping she's ok w/Mama crafting. The boys are good too as they come and ask what I'm doing so in between taking care of them I'll go and stamp an image,stick a ribbon,cut out an image and by the end of the day I've incorporated Crafting into my day. :) Also since I am a SAHM that helps cause I doubt I would craft as much as I do if I had to work outside the home cause I REMEMBER those days I would get home from work and would only have enough energy to bath and feed the kids and myself before wanting to crash. So my honey love who works WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too hard for us I LOVE YOU.. (although you don't read my blog but its ok! lol) I thank you for letting your wife play at home w/the kids and for letting her play w/her own toys too! :)

OK enough of that... my goals for next week...


Ok I'm getting bold now.. do 4 challenges!! OHHHHH lollol

-Do a Layout

OOHH OHHH Guys my MIL who FREAKKKKKIINNNGGG ROCKS!! OHH OHHHH ordered me a couple of the elzybells stamps and they should be arriving at her house this week and I shall have a project w/one of those cute lil stamps if I get my hands on it before the weeks end.. OHHHH I CAN NOTTT WAITTTT!!!!

Kraftin' W /Kimmie

Hello everyone! Guess what this is another challenge I did. I know Ellie's on a role and I have 2 more!! GO Ellie GO Ellie! LOL

This time around I went to play w/Kim's Challenge. What she wanted was for us to make a card using an animal stamp. WELL that was the easy part for me because I thought of the cutie giraffe that is in Bundle of Joy from SU.
Then came the next part what am I doing w/him??? First things first where will I put him? Then I thought about my Cartridge for my Cricut-Fab.Finds and thought why not cut a File Folder I've been wanting to make a card using one and this was the time for it.
Then what paper to use OH my cutting into pretty paper is hard but for Kimmie I went into my NEW DCWV Nursery Boy Stack (have you guys seen this paper OHHH IT's to DROOL for. I could go through that stack all day, OH of course I have the girl stack too! lol)
Now to put this bad boy together let me tell you I took and put this card together so many times I can not tell you but in the end this is what I came up with. I didn't put any sentiments really although the little heart embellishment says Made w/Love well I guess that does mean I have one doesn't it!

The finishing touches were my buttons and little bit of bling on my ribbon from M's
I also got to use a new little tool- a distressing tool for the edges from Heidi Swapp oh that was fun and then I chalked the edges as well to make it pop.

For this challenge Kim is giving away a cute little stamp as a prize so why don't you go over and play too! You have until Sunday so there is plenty of time.

Bella Sketch Challenge #12

Of course when I heard a challenge using a Bella well you all know how I {HEART} my Bellas so I wanted to play along w/ Jamie.

I used one of my fav.gals the one who reminds me of me- Frizzybella. If you have seen my hair when I don't blow it out well you have meet Frizzybella in person let me tell you. Also it wouldn't be me if I didn't give her an Ellie twist and so I dressed my gal in a sweater w/sleeves and gave her Glamour bags. It was so much fun doing this card. I had gotten this stack a while back from a scrap trade I did w/someone. It's a stack all about shopping. I also added a little 3D embellishment to make it pop and found these itsy bitty felt stars(I have no idea where they came from! lol)

Have a good evening everyone. I am actually working on a couple of other challenges which I find is really fun so stay toned.

All About Love

Here is my Mystery Love Album I've been talking about! lol.. I used the new KandCompany stack-Smitten I {LOVE} that paper. It was soo hard for me to cut because its so pretty but I bit the bullet and did it. I also used my Cricut for some of the embellishments and my Big Shot as well for other die cuts, there is felt stickers which I had never used and of course bling because well its all about Love.

Sunday Scrappin Monday # 10

I know you all are reading the title of this post and saying HUH?? lol Well I wasn't around really this weekend so I didn't get a chance to do my Sunday Scrappin post and so I shall do it today :)

Ok lets see I did all my goals I set ALTHOUGH when I made my box for my Copics guess what I have to many and even the box is too small! lol SOOO I think I am going to have to get the Copic stand holders it holds 36 in each stand so I think I need like 4 of them!!

Any hoot here is my TA-DA of the week I did my Sketch of the Week!

I decided to play along w/Amy's Sketch #3 and this is what I came up with

I like how this card came out expect I think I went a little flower happy in the corner and it looks like too much but I think over all I think it came out ok. For the card I used a page of black card stock and then 2 shades of DCWV purples pages.
The Bella I used was Billboardbella but of course I masked out the billboard and she is just doing a cool pose! lol The sentiment came from Catslife Press that I LOVE I found the stamps I had gotten from them in my stash and said I SO need to use them. So later in the week you will see something w/those stamps.

OK now for the question of the week:

Which of your recent projects were you the most proud of? (Any photos?)

Hmmmm Which project hmm well I have to say my Love Paper Bag.. I know, I know where are the pics! lol I'm working it TODAY you will see it.. so much mystery for this little album! lol

I really enjoyed doing it because it had 14 pages and all are different and that was hard to do in such a limited space and I love the colors and I used my Cricut alot for it as well as my Big Shot which I've put to the side.

Ok and now my goals for this week

-I HAVE to finish a project one of my gals from my B-day club sent all of us,we all take turns having projects each month and this month we are doing a Love book, when you see what it is you will understand.

-Make a card or two one being a Weekly Card Challenge.

Well I hope you all are warm and cozy because it is sooooo BRRRR cold here where I am so happy warm scrappy hugs from me to you out there in Blogger land! :)

OH my Brain!

I found this on Chrissy's Blog and I'm am feeling these quizzes cause I'm so curious.. so here is what it says about me...

Your Brain is Purple
Of all the brain types, yours is the most idealistic. You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense.Your thoughts are creative, inventive, and without boundaries.
You tend to spend a lot of time thinking of fictional people and places - or a very different life for yourself.

What Color Is Your Brain?http://www.blogthings.com/whatcolorisyourbrainquiz/

Give it to the Hearts

Before I post my cards just wanted to say thank you for your well wishes for my Dad as he is feeling so much better and he was even cracking jokes this AM.

Now to my cards I made today. I used my EBUG to make these cards w/my TBBM cartridge to cut out the cards using my Mirror features. I colored in the birdies w/Gamsol and colored pencils.

For my first card I used my ATS stamps-Love Ya Much to make the little birdies and used my SU white pen to doodle about this card and the ribbon is from my stash I have.

My second card I brought out my bellas which I hadn't played w/this is Emmybella I of course had to play around w/her as I gave her sleeves and pinstripe pants and took away the bags as I wanted her to pose! lol.. The xoxo is a brad I got from M's as well as the ribbon. For her I did use my Copic markers to bring her to life.

Making me Blush

So as I usually do I was checking my email and since I sub. to Chrissy blog I get her posts and what do I see.. she's giving me an award! HOW sweet is she. She made me smile and feel a whole lot better today.. so for that darling THANK YOU!! ((HUGS))

and here is my award from Chrissy

And so I will pass it on to a couple of people who also make my day!

I have -AmyR


- Suzy


Besides being awesome gals they have ROCKING blogs Go give them a look :)

A Little bit of This a Little bit of that...

Hey everyone! I've been a little MIA because I have been very busy and also my daddy is sick and he lives in Dominican Republic so to get in contact I have to wait until my brother gets some info or my mom calls and see if there is any news. He is a Chronic Diabetic and now has a VERY bad cause of Pneumonia. So if you could please say a small prayer for I would be so thankful.
I had done these 2 little projects over the weekend but didn't get to post them so I will now.

The first is a little picture frame I made for my SIL to use to put a pic of my cutie nephew in.

For this frame I had fun with Modge Podge and paint and patterned paper and Chipboard letters. And Embellishments that were in my stash.

This card I made for my brother although I still haven't seen him (his B-day was on the 10th)but I thought I would introduce him to a Gal... a Bella girl that is! lol I didn't want to make it to girly what do you think? Did it work?

I actually finished the paper bag album I was working on (YEAH) and I am working on another right now. I will make a slide as it has too many pics to post and put it up tomorrow and hopefully I will be done w/the second one and put them together.
I am going to make lunch for the kids and I then I will do my Challenge card for the week. I paused when I saw the sketch as I was thinking OHH MY really now..but I am up for the challenge.
Hope everyone is keeping warm and have a good and scrappy happy day :)

Closer then this it can't get!

So I was on my one fav.Blog's she is the place to go daily which is where I visit EVERYDAY cause Allison rocks so if you get the chance go take for a visit but I warn you once you do you'll be there everyday!

Any hoot she had her meaning of her name and I said OH let me give it a shot and this is what they said about me.... WOW... lol Now if they could only tell me what are going to be the winning lottery Numbers! lol

What Elizabeth Means
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are incredibly wise and perceptive. You have a lot of life experience.You are a natural peacemaker, and you are especially good at helping others get along.But keeping the peace in your own life is not easy. You see things very differently, and it's hard to get you to budge.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.
You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous.You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things.Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.
You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

Sunday Scrappin #9

Good AM everyone.. was the suspense killing you wondering if I did all my goals.. well lets just start by saying TA-DA! YES I DID!

and here is the last of what was on my list the little coaster frame I made for my MIL
This is the front of the coaster frame I used the Boy Stack from DCWV that I got last summer (don't have the cover sheet so can't tell you the name! lol) I love these pictures of the boys cause they have those faces that you just want to kiss! I cut out the first letters of their names w/my Cricut and Mini Monograms and the rest of the letters are these little tiny acrylic alphabet stickers I had in my stash I added the prima flower with a little bling to add a bit of glam to the frame and on Ram's side I used a sheet of the Prima's little Journaling Squares to get that swirl and used the other bit to write the little note on the other side. I used ribbon to frame the note. ( I believe if you click on the pic you can get a closer look)

For the back I used some more of the DCWV boy stack and added acrylic flowers and buttons from my stash to decorate it I added a 3D Stickers to add the Sun Flower I really love that embellishment because it has the sewing already done for me! The eyelets on the other side are a sticker too!
Now for the Question of the week:
If you could only do one kind of paper crafts for the rest of your life, which craft would you pick?
OH gosh such a heart wrenching question so early in the AM OH MY! lol but if I had to choice It would have to be Altering items. As you can see from my above creation I love being able to alter and create something unique its the most fun to see something plain and end up with something that someone or yourself will cherish.

Now we come to my goals for next week...
-Finish a Paper Bag Album
-Make a Box for my Copics (I had made a Coaster box for them and they have been happy but they are just about outgrown that home and so I need to make them a new home)
-Make 3 cards (anything goes)
-Do a Challenge
OK lets see if I can do it.. HMMM I think I can :)
Hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday.

Another Valentine

Here is my twist to a card I saw on CraftTVWeekly although they showed how to do this card with a stamp that I didn't have I do have the Cricut that cuts out hearts and so I used my good old George Cartridge which has all the basic shapes including hearts and I embossed it w/ another stamp set that I have from Inque Boutique which has swirls. I also did my own take for the back of the card and inside as well. For the back of the card I used My Baroque Motifs from SU and embossed it as well. The inside sentiment is from M's dollar bin and I layered it and used my Cricut to cut out the scalloped square using my Mini Monograms Cartridge. Also to decorte the inside I used Liquid Pearls for the first time they were really fun as they dried they became little pearl drops which I got from ATS.
I added the ribbon to hold everything together and when I finished the bow I added a little bling for that final touch.

Now I will say Good Night until tomorrow so I can post my Sunday Scrappin.. OH my did I reach all my goals for the week?? I guess you'll have to come back to find out! (OH GOSH that was so corny! LOL)
Till I blog again! :)

Romance and another Sketch all in One

So here is card I did as I played along w/Amy and made this card w/a new little stamp I got from Craft Covers this is another little store that I am sure I will be visiting often as Paula has the most AWESOME prices and the most awesome Customer Service. She has the stamps from Inque Boutique that I've been searching for and the prices rock! SO you know I had to run and order those stamps. I placed an order on Wednesday and Friday I had them! How awesome is that!
So if you love Inque Boutique Stamps like me that is the place to go oh and FYI if you don't see a Inque Boutique Stamp you want just email her and she can order it and get it for you! (I am in no way related or associated w/Craft Covers just love to pass on GREAT deals!)

Any hoot here is the card I created with the Inque Boutique stamp for my AMYRS10 Sketch for Friday Sketch #2 ! (say that 3x's fast! LOL)

I stamped the image 3x and used some colored pencils and Gamsol to give it that antique look and added 3 dew drops in the middle as well as some stickles though the picture didn't catch it as I would have liked. The ribbon is from ATS-May Arts (love their ribbon)
The sentiment is from SU-Baroque Motifs. I thought it was prefect for this card.
The paper I used is I believe from DCWV I don't remember the correct name of the collection but it was a stack of only black and white paper.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday and I should be back later with a little something I've been working on.

Shaken Not Stirred

The Recipe For Ellie

3 parts Giddiness
2 parts Boldness
1 part Sweetness

Splash of Daring

Shake vigorously

I got the giggles when I did this cause I was like OH get out! I found this at Heidi's Blog and said hmm lets see what they say about me.. What do you think did they get it right ;)

Any hoot remember I said I was trying something new today well I got some Gamsol today FINALLY cause I've been dying to try this technique for a while.. Yes I know what Ellie you put your Copic Markers down?? The answer is YES I DID.. aren't you proud?? lol Ok so I did need to use my Copics a little HEY you can't cut them off just like that! lol

So off I went to play w/my ATS stamps again..and this is what I came up w/

As I said this was my first try w/the Gamsol I liked it although I could do w/out the smell lol. I used a reg. pink cardstock for the card and then used my Love Ya Lots lil kitty for the image
as well as the little hearts that I used to make the background. I used my colored pencils I have not Primacolor as I don't have them. (YET) lol. I did color in the flower w/my Copics and the center of the flower w/my Glitter Copics. I am really enjoying this set of stamps! I cut out the frame Kitty is on from my Cricut.. yeah I bet you thought I used that ticket puncher from SU nope I don't have it but I do have my EBUG I used my SYI I told you that cartridge is AWESOME! lol .. To finish it off I added some brads I had for each of the corners. The strip is from my scrap stash I have.

Tomorrow I will have another card I'm working on w/ these stamps I can't put them down.. LOVE them to pieces.

Have a great evening everyone.

OH Love is in the Air....

OK so I just got my New Stamps from ATS that I've been waiting for OHH I LOVE THEM.. BUT I am not really playing w/them until tomorrow because I am missing something (tomorrow I'll let you know what it is) BUT I did a lil test run on the little card I want to make for my son's class.. It is a little matchbook card I made using my Expression Cricut and my Fab.Finds cartridge.. I am also working on another card and have loads of embossing powder everywhere and I have to hurry as Ms. Sassy Gabi has fallen asleep! WOW is right! lol She had a busy day trying to get into my scrap area and taking my stuff out of pockets!

Any hoot here is my test run of Ram's Valentine Class card.. OH I also got me one of those lil distressing tools and I ran it over the edge of course I colored in this cutie w/Copics (tomorrow I will use something different CAN YOU BELIEVE I'm going to put them down! lol) OH the sentiment is not what I'm putting on Ram's cards! LOL

Well I am off to work on my other card and try to stamp some of the other cute images from my New Sets (its not to late to get them GO to Allthatscraps and get your cuties!!!)

Also if your up at Midnight Go check HSN they are unveiling the NEW Cropadile that is suppose to have a reach good for those 12x12 pages we fight with to get the eyelets on. I'll be up drooling as NO more shopping for me!! (well for now at least! LOL

First of Many Challenges

So I love looking at challenges that are put out there and I always say OH I want to try that.. but do I do them No... But guess what I did today GO 2008 and Go Ellie! lol and I didn't do one OH no I did 2 of them WOW right! lol surprised myself too...

Ok the first challenge I did is from Alisa and so I gave it a spin and this is what I came up with. I used that adorable Hippo from Bundled in Love(Stampin Up) and made the little flower with my Cricut and then just textured it. Paper is from my DCVW-Everyday Stack (what you thought I put it away??? NEVER! lol)The little Sentiment says "Happy Day" from Pink Petticoat

For my next challenge I did it comes from one of my fav. places I love to go and drool at what everyone else comes up with. You guys have probably heard of CPS well they had #46 for this week and I have NEVER done a card with one of those half circles in it WELL today was the day AND I also had never done any of the tea bag fold flowers I've seen BUT TODAY I did that as well. Here is what I came up with for that!

For this card I used DCWV-Old World Stack I love that stack and I have not really used it and I said OK Ellie go head and really break it in. I really had fun making this card. Used my white Gel pen to get the stitches as you know I can not sew to save my toes! of course my new obsession I used my sponge to add extra color to the flower. The little pearls were from my stash of many other jewels I have.Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat as well and it say "Jus cos I like you"

Well I have a sleepy little girl telling me its time for bed! Sweet Scrappy dreams!

For My Boy....

So I was working on my L.O.'s and said I need a break and what do I do... Stamp! lol but this time I made a lil simple card for my oldest DS who is 9 and is a very loving and very sweet boy.

I thought I would make him a little card as he has been really trying to behave and really helped me today cause I wasn't feeling too good and played and keep Gabi busy while I laid on the couch keeping one eye on them as well.

I of course got this stamp from ATS its another bug stamp but its a lil boy this time and he's doing what Ram loves the best holding a bat. Ram's middle name is Reyes (which means Kings) yes my baby is Ramzees Reyes- Ultimate royalty!lol and he loves the Mets and can you guess his fav. player?? Yes, Jose Reyes he can run as fast as him too! lol Any hoot I colored the cap his fav. color which is Red and the card itself is one of those pre-made that you just add the embellishment to so I didn't have to cut any cardstock(only used a bit of scrap for the bed of the stamped image) I did use my cropadile to make the holes on the card and added the eyelets and stickles for some punch. The sentiment is from VerseVersal and its says "Wishing you a day filled with Possibility"

I'm about to go put it in his bag so when he opens his bag in school he will find it and smile :)

Good Night everyone! Till I blog again!

Scrappin Sunday Time!

OK took me a bit longer to post because my wonderful DH installed a new printer,fax,copier that just was not being nice so it took him A LONG While before it printed!
So here I am and here I go..

Question of the week is :Do you prefer to stick with only big name-brand supplies (Creative Memories, Stampin' Up, etc.) or do you usually buy less expensive supplies?

Ha,I could NEVER do this just one brand hmmm NO WAY! The only way I get something for less and inexpensive is w/my famous coupons I always use. I am known to look for the best spots to shop that is why I love Allthatscraps! They rock. So nope I am a "If I love it, got to get it" kind of gal although I do look at quality cause I hate when I get a stack of paper or embellishments that is of bad quality I get so mad because I feel like I've wasted my money.
So spending an extra penny for something that is of good quality is worth it in the long run then being disappointed because i bought something because it was cheaper.

OK and now for my TA-DA's

Here is my Peanut's Wish Book I made so everyone could sign for her at her B-day Party I made it with my BIA and used a Pretty Paper that I had been holding on to for more then a year! lol its feels like it has velvet on it and I said OK time to use it for something very important and so that is how it became the cover and back of Gabi's book. It measures 4x12. Actually now that I notice I used all pretty paper and embellishments I've been holding on to for as long as the cover sheet so forgive me if I don't have names for them. The inside pages were 3x12 for the decorate sheets and the pages that people wrote in were 2 1/2 by 11 and I just rounded the corners and used my ink to distress the edges. I will doodle flowers and other pretty things later on after everyone else has had a change to write in her book. When I go next week to my mom I will have everyone there write to her as well. OH and Daddy has to write too but he said he needs to think of what to say! LOL...

Oh forgot to state that Gabi's Name I cut out using my Cricut I used my Mini Monograms Cartridge and I then embossed it w/gold power but didn't cover the entire letter so I was able to go with my sponge and distress it w/pink ink. Can't really tell from the pic but I think if you click on the pic you would be able to see it.

AND LOOK what I did while I waited for DH to finish setting up the printer I did it my 1st Christmas Layout. I have so many other pictures that I also want to do but this is a start so I can put this into the kids book. This page of course is from Figgy Puddy and all the embellishments are from a kit I got 2 years.(yes do you see a pattern in me I have a thing of getting stuff and saying OH I can't use it yet.. BUT NOT this year I am going to try to use my GIANT stash... yikes! lol )

And so its time for my TA-DO's

1. I want to make another coaster frame w/pictures of the boys.. YES I do have sons (LOL) although I've been going Gabi crazy! lol and so I want to do one for each.. I shouldn't be writing this as my MIL reads my blog but I want to make it for her. She does so much for us all & this is a little something to let her know how much I love her and how much she means to me.. SOOO I have to look for just the right pictures so I can get that done and give it to her next Sunday.

2. I want to make 2 new Easter Cards, I'm half way there as I've already stamped and colored the images now its the matter of putting the cards together.

3. I need to finish the 28 6x6 layout (YES YOU READ RIGHT)for an Alphabet Valentine's book I signed up for a couple of months ago. Everyone got to pick a letter and had to make a page and then we all send them in to the person who came up with the idea and then she will mail us all our own book (unbound) of 26 Letter Valentine Book and cover and back. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

I think that is more then enough with esp. the last one will keep me busy as I have to mail it by the tenth! I have everything cut up and already started putting stuff down its now the matter of finishing them.. Hmm can you guess what Letter I have??? hehehehehe.....

Any guesses! Well when I finish my page I'll let you know as I will post it here! lol

Well let me go and start reading this manual as I want to see if by scanning my projects they will be better to see.. or can you see my projects ok?? I just want them to be as clear as possible so hopefully scanning them will make it better!

My Big Girl!

Well sorry I've been MIA for a bit but as you can see I had a VERY good Reason. My Sweet Lil Gabi has turned 1 YEAHHH. I am the proudest mama ever!
Since Thursday which was her B-day we have been having fun I just posted 2 pics cause I went a lil Picture happy and have 92 pics! lol.. I love these 2 pics of her as she's being my Lil Sassy Gabi.

I will be back as I have to post my Sunday Scrappin goals.. I am happy to say I did everything BUT the Layout. I just couldn't do it so I have to add that to this week's goals. At least now I can go back to "normal" whatever that is..

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and got to scrap some good stuff..
OH and I hope you guys got to order those TOO Cute stamps that came out on the 4th from yes come on say it with me.. Allthatscraps they are these and these

I had to have both they are soooooooooooo cute and I thought how they will so work for Valentine's Day and so many other cute cards I could use them for.

Well I have to go and start putting away all the goodies Gabi got as well as try to put my house back together again as we have been all over the place and my house sure does show it! Be back with pics of Gabi's Wish book and my Sunday Scrappin Goals :)

Miffy and Friend

OK I know you guys must be like Miffy??? Yeah you know Hello Kitty's Bunny friend! This is who this first bunny reminds of. LOL

For this card I used my sponge dabber to make that pattern and how did I do that pattern well I cut out one of the frames from SYI (yes I'm still stuck on that cartridge) and then used different inks and made that pattern and then used my Scor-it Pal to score around. The basket and Miffy bunny came from SYI as well. I tried taking the picture a couple of times but the pattern still looked funny but I still wanted to post it. The mini lil flowers were from a stash that now has no cover and I have no idea who made it same thing goes for the chipboard letters lol. Base card was from DCWV-Everyday.

For my second Bunny card I used a stamp one of my Bday Club Sisters sent to me as a lil Treat for Christmas.(Its from Allthatscraps) I once more used SYI for the frame for the little stamped bunny. I colored him in with my Copics and used a bit of my White Gel pen for his teeth and around his cheeks for highlights. The background paper from the card is from Sizzix.Ribbon is from M's and a little Prima and MM brad.

Well I am off I wanted to see if I could post one more card a very special card I made as it is my Sweet Gabi's 1st B-day card BUT she is very sleepy and needing mama so for tonight I will end it with the bunnies!

OH I'm a Bit Late! -Sunday Scrappin!

OK so I signed up on Sunday for Sunday Scrappin which is awesome. I know I have a million and one things going on,but it is fun! I like to be busy I have too much energy as it is. Ask anyone who knows me! Any Hoot we are suppose to put up our goals for the week and well I'm putting mine today! lol Although this week I am taking it easy as I have Gabi's B-day in the works! So here goes I actually had done one of the things I wanted to do.

First thing the question of the week was:What are your craft-related goals for 2008?

Well for me I want to improve on my stamping and cards. I want to get back to doing my paper bag albums and work on my kids scrapbooks and with that print out the trillion of pics that are now smiling at me on Shutterfly. Those are my goals for now I know I am sure to add more. I say let me just start w/that.

Now as far as Goals for this week it is :

-Make a Card for my Sister-in law DONE
-Make Bunny Cards (working on it)
-Do a Layout w/pics of the kids w/Santa (OH that is for this week?? lol)
-Cut out paper for my paper bag I want to start. (I'll get to get I think??)

AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT I HAVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEE TO DO is make a B-day card for my Sweet Wonderful Beautiful Sassy Peanut aka My Gabi who turns 1 TOMORROW!!!! YEAHHHHHH

So off I go so I can post my cards! OH BUSY,BUSY!!!!

Starting The New Year with a Bang!

Well once more I'd like to say Happy New Year to all and I hope you have a wonderful and blessed year.
With that said today was an awesome day as I got to spend my last day with my boys before my oldest has to go back to school tomorrow and my hubby had off from his day job(he has 2)which is VERY rare. After my DH rested we headed out to go visit my MIL but before we did get there my DH took me to ACMoore which had an entire 20% off in the whole store and I already had a 50% coupon for what I wanted to get so I got 70% off.(SCRAPPY SCORE!)
What did I get you may ask well I got the K&Company-Smitten Stack. It is so beautiful and so prefect for Valentines day. I have a couple of projects I will soon share w/you that I will do with this paper. I recommend you RUN and get yourself a stack of this awesome paper. You have to see it in person to see what I mean.

Any hoot I also did work on two cards today that I really like how they turned out. YES I did use again SYI w/my Expression Cricut to cut out the Card Frames.
My first card I used a Bitzy Bugz stamp I had gotten a week or so ago from AllthatScraps yes my fav. store and I couldn't help but think of Valentine's Day and so this is what I came up with the sentiment says "looking good" from Pink PettiCoat and colored her in with Copics and Glitter Pen.

For the Card Base I used a sheet of DCWV sheet from RockStar the cut I picked had the hole freature with the space to insert my image in (OH THIS CARTRIDGE ROCKS!) and then I added some ribbon that I had purchased from Allthatscraps and my mini primas and I embossed one of the primas to add a lil flair and added an MM brad.

The second card I made because my DH's 1st sister (he has 3 and he's the oldest) is expecting!! YEAHHHHH and I am so excited and its such a blessing. I will see her on Saturday for Gabi's B-day celebration and wanted to give her this card when I saw her again.
Our family found out that she was expecting when her husband announced at the Christmas dinner table that they are expecting. I don't have a preggo Bella stamp BUT I do have the Preggo Pink PettiCoat Gal who is! (lol)so I dolled her up w/my Copics and Glitter Pen as I did my previous card. The words are from Heidi Grace and the ribbon is from M's and the flowers are from my trip to Dominican Republic. Again the Card Frame is from my SYI. The Frame was cut out of a K&Company page from Hopscotch Collection. The base paper for the card came from my DCWV Everyday Stack.

Hope everyone had a wonderful first day into 2008. :)