Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Thank you Jo Ann aka ScrapnRmeYf for giving me this award. Thanks for blog hopping to mine. I do like checking out all the different blogs and how so very talented, creative, wonderful everyone is. Please checkout blog, she has great talent. Ok so I have to do a few thing to get this reward.

1: Thank the person who gave me the award and link to their blog (Completed)
2: List 10 honest things about myself:

1. I am totally addicted to scrapbooking, card making, other paper crafts and Quilting.
2. I never tell Dear Hubby how much I spend or that I got anything to feed my craft addiction.
3. I am not nearly as talented as over 1/2 the friends I have made on the Cricut MB.
4. I truely enjoy the packages of all the swap items that come in the mail. It is like christmas everyday a package shows up.
5. I hate to be idol for any length of time.
6. I can listen to Opera, Country, Pop, Rock, and Classical music and love them all.
7. I like being my own boss.
8. I am never happy with my own crafting work, always findin faults.
9. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", was the 1st 45 I ever owned. (yes, I just aged myself to the age of the dinosaurs. LOL)
10. My favorite movie is "Gone with the Wind" starring Clark Gable.

3:Put the award on my blog
4:Pick 7 people to give the award to:

LVscrapper - http//
TexasTam - http//
~Pamela~ - http//
Donette - http//
KellyScott - http//
LiveLaughScrap - http//
CraftyMinds - http//
These are my ATC's for the "Summer ATC's Swap" which I hosted. These where lots of fun. I again admit that most of the people who sent in ATC's for this swap are 10 time better artist than I am. I will say that I have some really truely fantastic pieces of art work from several of the participants in this swap. I am also truely looking forward to see what everyone comes up with for the Winter ATC's.

These are 2 cards that I made for the "Christmas Card Swap" that ScrapRmeYf is hosting. I made myself use only my Cricut to make these, as I have a tentancy to always want to stamp and stickle. I will tell you the cuts for the words were a pain in the can. I love these fancy lettering words, but I don't think I will be using them that much anymore as they give you a lot of trouble when cutting.

These were for the "Card Front Swap" that GRKIDDO has going on. Yes, they are very plain, but I am finding it really difficult to work on small cards. I know that cost wise this is the way to go. But having done 12x12 lo's for the last 20 odd years, it is really hard to work on such a small surface. Well as I keep telling myself, I will get better the more I practice and the more I see what other do.

Ok, back to business. LOL

Here are my cards for the "All the Holidays Card Swap" that I am hosting. I decided to challenge myself to make these cards with the carts and supplies I had at home. Well I don't have any 4th of July stamps, so I had no choice, but to use my Expressions and Carts. I don't think they turned out to bad. But I will admit, that some of the ones that came in for this swap are down right fabulous. I am not as tallented as a good 80% of the people that I have done swaps with. I am more of the DABBLER. LOL But I keep praying that in time, I will get better.

I know this is a funny post, but I had some rude person on the board question me about my older DD. Well I have always respected my childrens wishes and she asked not have pictures of her on the internet. Well I have gotten her permission to post this picture of my 3 beautiful children. So if the rude person ever decides to be smart 1st she will see that just because someone doesn't show everything on the internet doesn't mean that what they say isn't true.

So here are my sweet and fantastic children.

Ok, here are 4 items that I made for the "Make ITT Swap" by BeckyGrove on the Cricut MB. My favorite is the Fall Matchbook, but talk about hard to do. Never puzzle pieces again. LOL The Winter File Folders were fun to make and I do like them as a small place to journal privately on a lo. The Princess Tag with Sleeve was because DD and DN wanted something Princess. UGH!!! I am getting alittle tired of PRINCESSES. Oh well the girls are only young once.

Hope you like, because now I am trying to figure out what is going to be next. YIKES!!!

Well life has been throwing curve balls my direction for the last couple of months. So I think I am finally falling back into a 1/2 way normal life. LOL My life normal, that will be the day. Lets just say normal for my house. Hehehe!

Hope everyone is well and life is being kind to you all.

I have several new things to post on my blog, so look out here they are coming.