Monday, November 29, 2010

I know I am really behind

It has been the most unbelievable month this year. Got really sick the first week of November and then lost internet access for over a week (let me tell you, got a whole lot done, but it was frustrating not having internet). With no internet, I did get to redo my whole scraproom with a fresh coat of paint and all new furniture (Oh, the down side is it is all from IKEA and ment I spent hours and hours putting everything together) and it looks fantastic. I will be posting pics this weekend. The weeks that followed have been so very busy that I didn't even have time to think. This is really my first day, well evening back to normal (this is only going to last until the 22nd of December then all the mess will truly begin for me). I did do one project during the whole month of November and that was my calling cards for a swap I am in. I will post pics of those also this weekend (I am still putting stuff away in my scraproom and my camera is at the bottom of the mess left. LOL), so lots of pics going up this weekend.

Otherwise life has been good, my family is doing good and DH and I are still working, so I feel I am still blessed.

I did do some after Thanksgiving shopping, but will go into that later with Pics and post as the stuff comes in. I know what a tease. Oh, 3 things did come in today via a friend of mine. She went to AZ for the week and got to go shopping and got me 2 of the new Cricut Lite Carts at Wally World for $20 ea. and a new Cutterpede paper trimmer. So if I get to my camera sometime this evening or tomorrow after work, I will take some pics and post on here.

But a big Thank You to my friend Wendy for getting those for me. I still want Jolly Holiday Cricut Lite, but I guess I will have to wait.

Well need to get off and get my little one to bed.

God Bless you all.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Blog Candy Winners

Drum roll pleaseeeeee!!!

Saturdays winner is The Bug:

The Bug said...

You really should do cards more often! You are great at them! This one is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win! Hugs, Wini

November 6, 2010 10:18 AM

Sundays winner is abusybee - Double Click Connection:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! Love all the details!

November 7, 2010 10:38 AM

Congrats winners!!! Please contact me asap.

God Bless you all,

Monday morning Blahs

LOL!!! I hardly ever work on a Monday, but today I am going to work. YUKE!!! I just want to climb back in my warm bed and cuddle up with my fur babies. I know just plain lazy.

Well the blog hop this weekend went well and my Daughter will be drawing the 2 winners tonight. I know why don't I use Well my 10 year old loves to do this drawings. She says it is fun and makes her feel like she is winning something, which I always end up giving her something. lol I am a real push over when it comes to things like that.

I have one really funny thing that a friend of mine told me yesterday and I thought I would share. We were talking about my Hoarding of my scrapbook papers and supplies, and she refered to me as a "HOARD A HAULER!" Because when I go shopping I really do go all out. It is truly not good, but it was really funny. She went with me to the Scrapbook Expo and saw what I ended up bringing home. She just shakes her head at me and laughs. She is a really great scrapper and has wonderful kits that she sells. She is the Bling Queen aka Wendy Lawrence. So if you go over to my side board you will find her blinkie and go check out her great projects. She is also a designer for Everyday Cricut.

Well off to work, so hope everyone has a wonderful day. God Bless and keep you all safe and healthy.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thankful Blog Hop - Day 2

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great weekend. This is the 2nd day of the Thanksgiving Blog Hop.If you are here for the blog hop you must of came from Paper Crafting Chic or Bitz-n-Pieces89. This is your last stop of the Thanksgiving Blog Hop. If you just joined us and need to find your way around, the blog hop starts at Cricut Confessions.

Buggin Out
WamFamily YOU ARE HERE!!!

For this project I stayed in my comfort zone and did a 2 page layout. The layout is about the Our Thankful Blessings, such as Home and Family. I design all my layouts on Design Studio and then pick the papers and embellishment that I want to use. Details are below pictures as well as Blog Candy!!!

Page 1

Page 2

Cartridges use:

Creative Memories - Reminisce Accents - All the wording and welding in Design Studio.
Storybook - Top boader Flourishes (welding in DS), Corner Flourishes, and Photo Mat Flourishes
Disneys - Happily Ever After - Pumpkin Flourish on bottom of both pages

Top Flourishes were 5.176 x 1.601 with two (one on each page) flipped and then welded together
Corner Flourishes were 2 x 2.007 with one being flipped
Photo Corner Flourishes were 1 x 1.004 with four (two on each page) flipped
Pumpkin Flourishes were 5.831 x 3.004 with one being flipped
Words (Home, Our, Family and Blessings) were 1.5 inches with each letter being welded together
Word (Thankful) was 2.5 with each letter being welding together

The Background paper was from DCWV Natural stack. The rest of the papers were misc. cardstock from scraps I had (trying to be green).

Embellishments - Gold glittered leaves are Flora Doodles by Petaloo. The Metalic pack. The gems are Say it with bling orange and champange from What 2 Scrap. These are on the top border, photo corners and the dots for the "i" in Blessings and Family.

All the edges where inked with Dew Drop-VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk ink. Only the photo mats where chalked in Gingerbread.

Hope you enjoyed my project and I have blog candy for all who post a comment. There is one Candy for each of the 2 days.



So leave a comment on each day and become a follower and you will be entered to win. Good luck to you all. The drawing will be Monday night. So please leave me away to get a hold of you.

God Bless and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thanksgiving Blog Hop Day 1

Well this is it, the blog hop has started. I should be the last one on your list, so be sure to check my list to see that you have hit everyone. If you are just starting, you need to go to .

All righty!!! For those of you in the right place, I will be doing a drawing on Monday for some Blog Candy. More information and pictures of the candy are further down in the post. I hope you have enjoyed your journey through the 2 day Thanksgiving Blog Hop. I am glad to have you here. I have jumped out of my comfort zone and created a card. I usually do scrapbook layouts cause this is my true love. Well a friend said I need to work doing more cards. So here is my creation:

Here is the inside:

The cut is found on the Celebrate with Flourish lite cartridge available at Walmart. The only thing that I did was made 3 cuts of the Acorn layer on the large flourish and 2 cuts on the small flourish (inside the card). I then trimmed the pieces to have the bottom (the seed), the center (acorn cap), and the top (the stem) so it would have a more layered look on the large flourish on the front of the card. The smaller flourish in the inside of the card I only did the bottom (the seed) for the layer. The large flourish on front of card was cut at 2.25", the small flourish inside the card was cut at 1.25", both these cuts where done using the Design Studio software. All the cut pieces were inked with Dew Drop - Versa Magic - Jumbo Java chalk ink.

The paper that was used was Creative Memories for the pattern paper, not sure of the pattern name. The cardstock is from my stash, so don't actually know the maker. The fiber is from a grab bag I purchased a while ago, and the brads are from Queen & Co. The stamp set used is from The Pink Stamper - Everyday Life collection using Dew Drop - Versa Magic - Jumbo Java chalk ink on a standard A2 card.

Hope you liked all that you saw and remember tomorrow is another project and another chance to win some Blog Candy.

The winner of todays (Saturdays) posting will receive the Day Dreams paper stack by K&Company and 4 rolls of ribbon by Friends Forever and Lollysticks.

Saturday Blog Hop Candy:

The winner of tommorrows (Sundays) posting will receive a Sunburst Circle Journal by Pebbles Inc and clear stamp by Sarah Kay called Rose Garden.

Sundays Blog Hop Candy:

Here is the list with links to all the blogs you should have hopped onto, so if you need to see something else on any of these blogs the links will take you there.
















16-Buggin Out


18-WamFamily YOU ARE HERE!!!

Thank you for coming and hopping through our Thanksgiving Blog Hop. May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. God Bless you all.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Birthday Blog Candy from IBeCircled

Hi everyone,

Just a heads up that IBeCircled is offering Birthday Blog Candy on her blog. Here is her post and the link to her blog.

Birthday Blog Candy Giveaway  how do you win.... leave a comment here and be a follower. Spread the word on your blog and tell me you did it. When I reach 100 followers I'll pull the winner via the Random Org Generator tool.

This is my Birthday Month and Would love to share the love! Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me! LOL... Make sure that you leave me a way to contact you if you are the winner! Good Luck and thanks for visiting!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sweet Stuff Blog Candy

Well Ms. Jacque from Jacque's Joie de Vivre (ie: ) is having some really great Blog Candy Giveaway. Pop on over and look at her stunningly beautiful Christmas cards she has made. Good luck to you all.

To busy to even think

Well my 2nd day of busting my butt to get all my work done so I can go to the Scrapbook Expo tomorrow. Well, it is 7:20pm and I just walked in the door. Still need to take a shower and finish my projects for this weekends Blog Hop.

So hope everyone is well and stop by on Saturday for one of my new Thankful Blog Hop projects and then on Sunday I will be posting another.

God Bless,

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fall Cleaning

I know not fun, but very neccessary in my house. For the last 2 days I have been cleaning and designing on the DS. Well lets say cleaning 90% of the time and 10% designing and surfing. lol

Well I have purged several files, a closet and several drawers. I have filled 2 large trash bags with stuff to throw away.  I still have 1/2 of my craft room to finish with and my daughters room (dreading DD room). Those will have to wait till next week onTuesday or Thursday.

I am going to go to the Scrapbook Expo in Sacramento on Friday with a good friend of mine. Her name is Wendy or better known as the "Bling Queen". Here is the link to her blog:   she does some amazing things with her paper crafting. I am really looking forward to going to the Expo, I haven't been to one in years.

Well need to get back to work finishing my projects for this weekends Blog Hop. I will put details up tomorrow so you will know when where and who.

God bless you all.