Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Hi My Friendly Friends,
Today I'm bringing to you a crafty card I created for  My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge - "Sport Challenge" use any cart to create a Sports Theme project. My family is very athletic. There are some younger and young at heart in some type of sports activity. I should have a lot more sports cards around on hand for various occasions but I just didn't get around to it. Well after creating this one, I can surely say that I will have to get on the ball and get more sports cards created. This card was created using the Basketball cart for the hoop, welded the letters together from the  Superman cart and used MCT's "Slam Dunk" stamp set. My god-son is a fantastic basketball player and he's only in 9th grade and almost 6' tall. This stamp set totally reminds me of him and this card will certainly be for him when I attend his next game.
The pattern paper is DCWV and Recollection. I wanted to create a shadow effect of the silhouettes by making each one darker than the previous until he reached the net. I wanted to use the image as a sequence type of stamping showing more of the image as it gets closer to the basket. I think I'll be trying this technique again for sure. I stamped the b-ball and cut that out a few times and placed on 3D dots. Then finally... He Scores!! The game is won with a "SWOOSH" of a basketball play. (lol) Hope you like how it came out too. DID YOU KNOW???... Emma from My Creative Time is also having her New Release Sneak Peak this week for MCT's January stamp release. You won't want to miss out on this. Help spread the word and join us on this challenge too. Smooches...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

CWC - Something...Old, New, Borrowed & Blue Blog Hop

Hello My Friends,
Welcome to Day-2 of and’s first Blog Hop of 2012! Thanks for coming back or welcome if your new here. We're doing a designers Blog Hop and Our theme is: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue!”
If you have arrived here from Mindy’s blogScrappy and Piggy you’re in the right place! If you’re joining us mid-hop, head on over to see Melin at and start at the beginning so you don’t miss any of the wonderful projects the Designers have created!
The Designers had to use something old from their craft stash, something new (a recent purchase or new technique), something borrowed (an element from a Cricut cut or from a cutting file or digi stamp) and of course, something blue. Here is my project that I came up with...a Birthdat Party Favor
Something Old: Favor Tin from Joanns, Sheer Ribbon, Bling
Something New: Celebrations Paper Stack from DCWV, All Around Birthday Stamp Set
Something Borrowed: Left over Rickrack pieces from yesterday's post(trim of can), Balloon from a previous cut in my stash from the Celebrations Cart
Something Blue: Colors in the pattern paper, Blue Twine.
Now head on over to Madison’s blog, Funky Cards and see what she’s created!  Here's the rest of the Blog List in case you get lost along the way.
Melin – 
Court – 
Evelyn – 
Michelle –
Mindy –
Felicia –
Madison –
Nita –
Angie –
Jen –
Thanks sooo much for stopping by. Enjoy the Hop....

With all the fun going on, I will also entering this into the following challenges:
Decorate to Celebrate - "Anything Goes, Any Theme Party"
CardzTV - "The 3 R's - Ribbon, Rhinestones, Rickrack; make a project using 1 or more of R's"
Celebrate the Occasion - "A Child's Birthday"

Saturday, January 14, 2012

PTI - Creating Backgrounds/w Border Dies

Hi My Friends,
I meant to get this post up yesterday, but some urgent things came up and I had a busy morning today trying to get ready for a wedding, get things situated with my daughter, a few errands...etc. I'm just getting home and I thought I'd get this up right away. I made this card using PTI's "Rickrack Border" on serveral different papers. I really really LOVE how it turned out. I got the letters from a clearance at Big Lots and the heart from a EK Punch I had. I also added an epoxy heart from my stash to give it a little pop. I will be entering this into their Make It Monday Challenge - "Creating Backgrounds with Border Dies".
Hope you like this too. Why not join us for this PTI challenge while there's still time. Smooches...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CWC - Photo Inspiration

Hi My Friends,

Happy New Year to YOU ALL. Those that are New..."Welcome, WELCOME"!. For my long time bloggy Pals, "WELCOME BACK". I'm so glad to be back posting again. There are sooo many Wonderful and Exciting things going on that I have to try and find a NEW BALANCE! Not too worry, I'll get back to posting on a regular basis as soon as I can. I'm glad you decided to stop by today. It's a Cooking with Cricut (CWC) Designer's Choice Day. The DT at CWC were given the option of pairing up and choosing the next few challenge themes ourselves for each week. Today's challenge is coming from myself and Jill Lebbin of Jaihart - Just Lovely Designs. We decided to kick things off with a "Photo Inspiration" challenge:
What a Beautiful Photo for Inspiration. When I first saw this, I thought of Peace, Calm, Ice Skaters Coasting, Polar Bears Coasting over the water...etc. Then that's when my inspiration hit me... "COASTERS". I created some monogrammed coasters for us to use around the house. Mainly in our bedroom because DH always needs to have something to drink at his bedside. Putting it on the dresser or night shelf was driving me nuts because he would never use napkin or a coaster. Anyhew, this was my creative solution to that. I really like how these came out. The color is just perfect for us as it's contributing to some other Home Decor items I want to match with it later. 
Now allow me to share a story with you that I can laugh at now, but I wasn't so cheerful at the time. Anyhew, the picture you see was supposed to show a set of 6 coasters. Somehow, while I was out my little 2yr old got to them when daddy wasn't watching. The others were covered in orange (cat eye)ink and yellow highlighter...SMH(lol-but I wasn't laughing then). I salvaged what I could with these. I used Lacey Labels for the top layer and base(cut out 4x's and glued together). I then cut the top layer and welded the letters from Calligraphy Collection in the center. I inked around the edges with some MS chalk ink. I'm thinking I should go back and apply some modge podge on it just to make them more durable. These would make an excellent wedding gifts for some couple. I have a wedding coming up and I just may need to replicate this. Ok, enough of my rambling... Head on over to Cooking with Cricut to see what the rest of the DT has Inspirationally Created for you. Smooches...
P.S. Don't forget about CWC's Upcoming Blog Hop this Weekend (Jan 14th & 15th), The Theme is...
"Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue"

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Hello My Friends,
It's been an Ahhh-Mazing Year for me in 2011 even through some of the not so good times, but if it doesn't kill you it will only make you stronger. I want to take the time to thank each and every one of you that have chosen to visit my blog from time to time or on a regular basis. I Truly Appreciate YOU! I welcome any new friends and hope that my current ones stick around to see what I will be up to this year. I'm sooo Excited about this 2012. I know that I will be much Wiser this time around. and definitely plan on taking a lot more creative ventures this year.
This month, January (January 5th to be exact) marks my 1yr Blog Birthday!
It's Been an Blast and I want to continue this Journey...
I'll have something very special in store for some Blessed Person or Persons
Right now I am just Enjoying My Family & Friends, but will be back to posting and crafting in no time. I must admit though, my craft area is a Big Christmas Mess right now; I can't even see my table. I know I'm not alone... I will have to get it cleaned up soon and re-circulate my holiday items I won't be using for a while. I pray that everyone gets all the Blessings in store for them in 2012. Make this year for yourself... Bigger, Better and Be A Blessing to someone. Love yall soooo much! I will be back Soon, Smooches....