Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look at my creations...I love making memories that I can share with my family and friends....and especially my daughters. They are my inspirations for creating a lot of these layouts. I love taking everyday ordinary things and making them into beautiful altered art. My downfall is buying beautiful papers and not wanting to use them because they are too gorgeous. LOL. Please take the time to check out my crafts, follow my blog and maybe even scraplift them and make sure you let others know where you got the idea...Love to have new followers of my blog.

My crafty creations

Friday, July 31, 2009

My 1st tri-shutter card/ Birthday Blessings!

Hi everyone on this fantastic Friday! I woke up this morning thinking I might try a tri shutter card...this is my 1st one...I love them and hooked simple but you can add anything you want to these cards....I am going to do more...not sure who this one is for yet...It is either my sil or My mothers' friend....she wanted me to make her a birthday card...anyway!

I used HD for mostly everything.

Frame cut @ 3" added pearls and cb with birds and swirls

Bird is cut @ 1 3/4" added blue jem for eye and cb with swiss dots

Branch is cut @ 2" with the green patterned paper which I used me&my big ideas specialty cardstock paper which I got a while ago at Michaels.

I used a small flower punch and added those to the branch and then added blue jems to the flowers.

I Used HD cart for the border swirls (white) cut @ 1" and added pearls to them

Birthday Blessings cut @ 1 1/2" cut with George cart....this was the only other cart that I used.

The whole card is embossed with different embossing folders, like flower cb folder, swissdots, birds and swirls, and I added ribbon....Enjoy!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back to School

Sorry I have it backwards...but you will get the idea...I made this lo for my dd who is going back to school this fall....probably like most of your kids... Hopefully none of you are getting sick of my school layouts....I have a few more, but I have to get back to my Erie and Idlewild layouts, so bare with me!

I love how this turned out....I used HK cart for the apple & books cut @ 2 1/2"
I also used HK for hello kitty cut @ 5"
Circle was a left over scrap, cut @ 6 1/2" with george cart
Backpack is cut @ 2 1/2" with Lockertalk
Paperclips are also cut with LT @ 1 1/4"
I added skittles to the circle which everything is popdotted with foam.
I cut out back to school from another page with the dcwv grade school paper.
I used paperglaze for the eyes and nose on HK.
I added skittle to her bow.
I cb with swissdots and cb where the pics will go with squares and distressed stripes.

I think that is all.....Have a Terrific Thursday! Will post more later...Thanks for looking and all that inspire me!


I am still on school layouts....My dd is going to preschool again this year..she will be in the 4yr old class....I used LT for everything ( I think)....I cut Recess @ 1 3/4" , the slide at 2 1/4", swings and monkey bars cut @ 2 1/4"...I used stars (scrap pieces) from another layout..I added some red ink to everything...added some decorative clips, and used my decorative scissors to make the scalloped edge...Hope you are having a terrific Thursday!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I got an award!

I received this award from a dear friend who happens to also be my MIl Wanda...she is my inspiration, she got me started on making layouts and then cards....So thank you! Go check her out at

Here are the rules for this award: To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog. Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.

#1 = Dawn , she is so very talented....I don't know how she does it with all her kids but gotta love her.

#2 = Michelle , she makes some beautiful cards, always wondering what she will create next....check her out at

#3 = Donna, she always makes me laugh and she is so very her comments...always puts a smile on my face...thank you for that....

#4 = Amanda, she is also another talented and creative lady...

#5 = Last but not least, Bev, she makes the most beautiful cards...and comes up with some great challenges....go check her out at

There are so many of you talented ladies out there but I was only suppose to choose 5 no offense to any one else....These are just ladies that give me some great thanks to all of you that inspire me!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

School Days

Here is another lo for my dd. The paper is dcwv the grade school stack..having fun with this set.

I used LT for the title school days cut @ 2 1/2" which I doodled around it and also added it to a white background to make it pop..

I used LT again for the crayons cut @ 2" and 1 3/4"...did in 2 different color yellows...

I used M&F for Mickey which I also doodled his ears with a white gel pen.

I added brads and clips, pop dotted everything including the ABC border which I got from another page and added it.

I made a rectangled area for the journaling which I also doodled on this too...I love to journal so when my dd grows up and asks when or where this was or what she was doing at the time....I can look at the layouts and she can just read it and know what happened in her life and it will also jog my memory on what happened that day...I try to do journaling on every lo but sometimes its hard so I just write a

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Preschool 09

HI everyone on this terrific tuesday! I am making up some school layouts, alot of you got me thinking that school is only 1 mth dd (4 years old) is going to preschool again...this is her 2nd year but an older class...she keeps telling me she can't wait to go a way I can't wait either but then again that means she's growing older...I know I will cry when she goes to kindergarten...oh well...back to the layout!

I used Mickey and Friends cart for Minnie cut @ 5"
I cb her bow and shows with the how she came out!
I used Mickey font for the title Preschool '09'
I added some red and white brads and wala easy layout....paper is dcwv The grade school this paper.

Thanks for all who stop by!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Circle Time/ preschool

This lo is of my dd at preschool last year....I'm catching up on some school ones....yes I still have lots of pics to scrap....I had fun making this one...In preschool they have circle time, where the kids sit on their own mats and tell stories, talk about the weather... and do their show n' tell....They also do other fun activities at school but this is just some of them.

I used George for mostly everything...I cut a 8 1/2", 6 1/2", 3" circle and shadowed them all in black

I cut the title circle time @ 1 1/4" with george cart

I also cut rectangles with george at 2 1/4", these rectangles read story telling, counting the days, show n' tell, and what's the weather?

I used ds with the george cart for the abc's and 123's around the bottom pic which I also welded to a circle for the shadow in black.

I stamped the smallest circle with a circle stamp...and then journaled.

I also used pooh and friends for the story book cut @ 3" (I think), added some jewels and thread..and added a little story to it with a gel pen.

I hope everyone is having a super saturday!

Center of Attention/ preschool layout!

This lo is of my dd (her 1st year at preschool), I got to go in her classroom for the whole day and she loved it....She was center of attention for this pic...Her teacher was asking everyone to be quiet while she asked Lillian who she brought into class. She was so thrilled because the whole day was about her....they did this for everykid in her class on different days.

I used Tinkerbell cart for the title which was cut @ 3 1/4"
Used swissdots cb folder for the flower which I cut out in green once
Then cut the flower out in pink twice
Used swirls cb folder and layered them together
Then I used HD cart for the flourishes cut @ 1 1/4"
Then I used TB cart for Tink cut @ 4 3/4"
I used jasmine which I cut @ 4 1/2" for the corners.
I added some felt lace and some jewels for some bling....I love how this turned out.
Thanks for looking...Hope everyone has a super saturday!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happy Birthday/ spongebob card for nephew!

Hi everyone! This is a happy birthday card that I created for my nephew, he will be 5 in a couple wks....he loves spongebob, so does my dd...I used Lee West ds cut for spongebob, but I designed his arms...and hands, I think it turned out good..(first time creating arms and hands)..don't have this cart yet.

I used DTC for the seaweed cut @ 1 1/2"
Coral cut @ 3/4", 1", and 1 1/4"
Bubbles cut @ 1 1/2" & 2"
Clam cut @ 1" & 3/4" added pearls to clam
Crab cut @ 1" (thought since it is underwater I would at least add a crab, my dd loved it)
conchshell cut @ 3/4"

I used different types & colors of paper which I inked in brown and gold...I added paperglaze to the bubbles...forgot to add swissdot cb folder to blue background , but it's all good.....I love how this turned out ...I also added the happy birthday sign from HK cart.

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Love your smile!

I made this card for the sugarbowl challenge.....I never really use these colors but thought I would give it a try and I love it....

I used SS (simplysweet cart) for the squares which I doodled on.
I used Sugar nellie stamp which I colored with my colored pencils. added some gel pen (white for the bunny, and blues for the eyes, and dots on her shirt).
I added prima flowers and jewels for the bling.
I added ms branch punch to the flowers to give it a little something more.
I also added border felt for underneath it has ladybugs and flowers.
I used the love your smile clear stamp by Maryann Wise.

I think that is all....but if you click on the title Love your Smile, you will be linked to the challenge...come try it out....Thanks for stopping by on this Terrific Thursday.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Country Garden Stamp/ Entered into charmed crafts challenge

I love how this turned out...I Entered this card into the charmed crafts challenge at

for a chance to win the copic markers..If you would like chance to win them just click on the title of this card Country Garden Stamp and go their website...this is my 1st time doing this...

This is my new stamp (from sugar nellie) called country garden. I ordered this off of ....

I colored the stamp by hand using colored pencils (don't have copic markers).
I added some highlights with a white gel pen,
I added jewels (blue) to her barret in her hair.
I then used AE for the flowers cut at 1 3/4" and 2 1/2" which I staggered alittle. I used Home Decor for the dragonflies cut at .1/4" and the big one is cut at 1".
I also used Home decor for the flourish accent cut at 1 3/4".
I added jewels to the flowers too.
I cb the dragonflies.
Used small punch for the smaller dragonflies.
I think that is it....oh, I also added some ink to the yellow paper that the stamp was stamped on. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Enjoying the Ride!

This lo is of my dh on the western maryland train ride...that my dd and I took him on...he loves trains. So I thought I would treat him to this ride...I used my new cart SS(simply sweet) for the title I think I cut at 1/4"...I used HD (home decor) another new cart that I got while in Erie...for the arrow and J tag ..(for the journaling. I also used HD for the brackets around the pic of my dh....I inked almost everything and used some how this turned out ...simple!!!!


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