Saturday, March 31, 2012

Another finished project!

This is a picture frame I made for my Hubby for his birthday to put a picture of our daughters in.  It's supposed to say "World's Best Daddy Totally" (the whole family likes to play scrabble together and when he unwrapped the frame  he right away had to add up his score :).  The charms all represent things about him - he works at the airport (plane), he has a tractor repair business (gears), he holds the key to our hearts (key), and he cherishes his girls.
The frame is a $1 frame from Michaels.  It's been painted with acrylic paint, crackle distress paint, and distress inked.  Easy but fun.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I'm back - again!!

I've actually been getting some crafting time in lately and thought I'd try posting some of the things I've created recently.
The first thing I have to post is an album/journal for 2012, titled "My Everyday Life".   I made this from a fabulous kit I purchased from  The kits Melinda makes up are packed with all you need for the project except adhesive and scissors.  This particular kit featured Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy and was fun and very easy to put together with the detailed instructions that Melinda provides.  The cover, first page and last page are pretty much put together according to instructions.  The monthly pages I mostly made up on my own.   You can visit Melinda at scrapkit studio and see the complete album put together according to her instructions and also all of the other awesome kits that she has for sale.

 I love this album/journal and have been enjoying filling the pages as the months go by.  There are 4 pages to work with each month - two for each month side by side like in the double page pic for Feb. and then the right side page is a file folder and opens so there are two more pages.  If need be, depending on what has been happening during the month, I add pockets, tags and fold outs to expand my space for pics and journaling.
Hopefully I'll be able to add more posts in the next few days and then keep up on a more regular basis - we'll have to see what the days ahead bring.  :)

Thank you for stopping by - God Bless


Friday, April 8, 2011

More Pen Bouquets!

These are a couple of other pen bouquets that I've done for the school office this year.  No thriller but maybe added a little holiday cheer?  :)

          Valentine's Day

                                        St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Finished Project!

Each holiday or season I make a new bouquet of pens for the school office where my girls attend.  This is the latest pen bouquet - heading for school on Monday because sadly Spring break will be over.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My First Blog Award!

Thanks so much Shelly for awarding me with my first blog award - The Versatile Blogger - how exciting!  Shelly's awesome blog can be found at Inky Hugz!!!, please stop by and show her some love.


1.Thank the person who gave you the award
and link back to them in your post.
2.Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3.Award bloggers who inspire you.
4.Contact the bloggers and let them
know they've received the award.

Now for 7 things about me, hmm...
1. Most importantly, I love my Lord and Savior!
2. I'm blessed with a wonderful hubby and 2 sweet daughters, whom I love dearly.
3. I've recently joined Weight Watchers - pray for me :).
4. I have a very spoiled Pom named Lizzy.
5. Besides card making, I love scrapbooking, especially making mini albums.
6. My cancer, though in remission, is a constant reminder to enjoy life to the fullest.
7. Like my sister I hate to iron, except unlike her, when all methods of removing wrinkles fail I don't iron, I wear it wrinkled. :)   (Don't read this Mom)

These, in no special order, are just a few of the bloggers who inspire me:

Thanks for visiting!

Scrappy Hugs,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring - Northern Michigan Style!

Up until late last night there was no snow and the girls had been enjoying riding their bikes.  This morning we woke up to lots of the lovely white stuff , about 12" worth, and it's still coming down. The girls are happy to have a snow day (no school) and Ali will probably get the chance to build one last snowman - this one we'll have to accessorize with an Easter bonnet and basket .  LOL

 Looking from the front porch toward the driveway - hard to believe it was bare ground yesterday.
Looking from the front porch towards the subdivision.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I Think I May Be Back! :)

It's been a long time but hopefully I'm back to stay.  I think I've figured out that no matter what's happening around me I need to, if at all possible, make some time to craft.  Crafting is my way of relaxing, unwinding, destressing (is that a word?) and in the end I'm a better person for having crafted.  This weekend I worked on covering composition books for my girls. They are totally different but fit their ages, 8 & 12, and personalities.  Kayla needed hers for school and Ali wanted her, "My Friend Book", just to draw and write in.

Kayla's is covered using DCWV Designer Blue Jeans Stack.  She picked which papers she wanted me to use and was especially pleased with the fact that the pocket on the back is really useable.

Ali's is covered using DCWV Doodlin' Around Stack.  She chose her own title and loves all the sparkle that came on the paper.  Also, all the extra sparkle and bling that we added - after all a girl can never have too much bling.