Thursday, October 22, 2009

Remember When Journaling Album

This is the Actual Album

This is a closeup of the front cover.

This is the inside of the front cover.

This is the inside of the back cover

Supplies Used:

Well, a friend of mine actually made the book for me about a year ago.  I had it in my stash and while working on Christmas Cards today I ran across it.  I was sitting here reading emails and decided to work on it.  It took me a little while to figure out what I wanted to do.  I took it apart so I could completely cover the front/back covers.  However, I am very pleased with how it turned out.  I am going to print some old photos that I have found while doing my heritage search and put them inside the album and then journal about the photos and where they came from and who the are.

CHRISTMAS... "Just around the corner"

I love Snowmen!  The are just so darn cute!  So, I used up what card's I had left and made these adorable snowmen cards for Christmas.  There is a Craft Bizzare coming up, so thought I would whip up a stash of christmas cards and see if I could make a few extra $$$$! 

Marguee Challenge at Frosted Designs

"Life gives you many reasons to smile".
Well, spent the day at home with my sick child, so I worked on making cards.  Seem's like card making is my new found interest in scrapbooking.  I think I like them because it dont take as much time to complete one as it does a layout.  However, I'm not giving up on layouts all together, so dont worry.  I thought and thought and couldn't figure out anything for the challenge.  So I just started making cards.  After I was finished, left for school and WOW!  I had a thought.... enter this one.  So here it is.  I have been playing around with my stamps that I have had for a while and have not used...

Monday, October 19, 2009


Good Morning, I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I spent the weekend working on homework and watching the Texas v. OU Game and let me say, what a game it was.  This morning I logged on and discovered that I had won the Fabric Challenge with my "Happy Birthday" card and was so excited.  It just made my morning.  To have the privilege of being selected from an amazing group of talented women, is just a great feeling.  Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Digital-Ink Co Blog Raffle

Go over to Digital-Ink Co., and check out the rules and deadline for your chance to win this awesome package!


Hurry on over to Tam's and see what she has for us... follow her things to do and next week someone LUCKY will be the winner. 

PS!  TAM always have YUMMY GIVE AWAYS so dont wait....

DEADLINE IS: Monday, October 19, 2009

Very fine print so you can't read it!  LOL 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dustin Pike and the Festival of Trees Cause

Please stop by Dustin Pikes place and check out this AWESOME cause that you can go check out at
Dustin's place.  Here is what he has asked us to do:

Donate 5 or 6 Cards, does not have to be Christmas, some others might be good so that people can use them for the rest of the year as well. Send them to myself or the hospital once I get the address I will let you all know. Cards can be the same, can be different, they are asking...

"It is helpful if the donor includes the cost of materials for each item. Our goal is to price items at market value. The quality of work, the cost of materials, and the colors influence the price.

And just for participating this is what he is going to do:
"Just for playing along I will send each person a download link for 30 images once I receive the cards. And one lucky random winner will receive a hand sculpted Doodle Christmas Dragon ornament... (photo coming soon) IF you live out of the US and you are the chosen random winner I will still send the ornament to you. Don't worry about postage, this is open to everyone...

Saturday, October 10, 2009


This card was created for the challenge over at Frosted Designs... the challenge is to use material in your design.  The material choosen is a piece of bandana material I had.  After competion it became a Birthday Card for my Step-Dad who is celebrating his birthday today.

Supplies:  Black and White Card Stock, Piece of Twine,  Acrylic Stamps by Technique Tuesday, and a Horse Shoe brad by Creative Imaginations and Vellum Writer in Pure Red and Black.  All items where glued using Aleene's Original Tacky Glue. 

Digital-Ink Co " "Fall Ya'll Challenge

Fall is my favorite season....
While going through everyone's blog updates ran across "Digital-Ink's" Fall Challenge.  So After making coffee and getting my favorite blank to wrap up in I sat down and decided to take a stab at it.  Cards are not my "Norm", in fact this is only my 4th card to make.  The stamp kit I used is by "Inkadinkado"  #96624 Tree.  It was the first time I had used it and I really like it.  This was perfect to do for this morning, because it is cold, wet and raining outside. 

Supplies:  "Indadinkado" Stamp #96624, We R Memory Keepers Note Card,  Tan and White Card stock, newspaper, Ribbon with slide tag.

The Accident....

   "The Story Begin's"..... I woke my usually early time around 5:30 am and made coffee.... I then sat at my computer to check my email and I had run across "Digital-Ink's" Fall Challenge.  It sparked my creative energy this morning and off I went...

Early morning creativity hard at work, while all the little children's sleep....

As you can see my youngest son  "Dustin" is having to use his "First Aid" training skills from Boy Scouts to assist me this morning while my creative energy was hard at work....


"ProvoCraft Silent Setter + my Stitch puncher  = First Aid Kit
Even though I had a little set back and had to obtain medical assistance from a 13 yr old, I was able to complete my project. (See Below)  Lesson Learned:  You can not use SHARP,  POINTY, object to remove paper from my very small setter attachment... "Will I try it again", off course!

Was the project I was working on when I injured my self.

Supplies:  White and Black card stock of choice, Heidi Swapp-Edge Distressing tool, Choice of Black and White Inks,  "Red, Green, Brown and Black Vellum Writers", Gold and Clear Glitter Pen and brads.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Well, as you can see I did a little playing around with my supplies tonight.  This is first time in a very long time that I have been so inspired thanks to all you wonderful, creative people out there.  I altered my first card tonight... "HOWDY" (see top left photo for altered card and click on the word "HOWDY" to see the first version).  I really wasn't totally happy with the first one, so I created this one tonight.  I tore the top section of the card off and trimmed it down and layered it on top of another notecard and then added a few star brads for a little more "Cowgirl Bling".  I am happy with this outcome.  Let me know what you think... I love "Constructive"  critisim and suggestions to make my art pop!  So dont be affraid to let me know.


Supplies used:  We R Memory Keepers Note Cards, Stickles by Ranger "Magenta", Sparkle Gelly Roll Ren, Zig Writer: "Candy Pink" & "Pure Black", Creative Imaginations Epoxy Stickers, Cowgirl Stamp

I broke out my stamp and ink box tonight and found my FAVORITE stamp... I just had to play with it and create something... so this is my creation!

Card #2

Supplies Used:  Deco Sissors, "We R Memory Makers" Note Card from the Comstock Collection, Stickles by Ranger in Cinnamon and Candy Cane
Well came home with intentions on entering a challenge with this card.  However, I found this over at Beary Dust Stamps Blog and can't locate the url now.  On top of that realized that you had to use one of their stamps and I DON'T have one.  So, I just made my own version and here it is.  I had just got home from work and class and needed something to unwind and this was just the ticket.  It's simple, but it's only m y second one... I've always done 12x12 layouts and want to branch out so this is my effort.......! 

Challenge at SCCC.......

Products Used:  Cosmo Crickett:  Gretel GingerBread, Cricuit Cartridge:  Storybook, brads, brown cardstock from local scrapbook store, Making Memories Paint:  Cranberry, Fancy Pants Chipboard:  Soho Swirls, hole punch, thin brown ribbon.
The photos are matted from the solid side of the Gretle Gingerbread cardstock.  The photos are 4x6 and I painted the chipboard swirls in the cranberry.  Where the photos are attached by the brads, I punched holes on each side and laced with ribbon for added effects and demension.
I had created this for another contest but would like to submit for this weeks color combo contest SPPC #18 if possible as well.... Go check out the contest at:  SPCC aka (Scrapmasters Paradise Color Combo).  Click on the button at the top that says current SPCC Challenge.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Photo has been removed for Publication
April 2011 Publication

This photo is very special to me...My Aunt had come home to visit for the summer from New York and it was a great summer.  The photo was taken July 1984.  We are on my grandmother's front porch and included in the photo is my baby sister, my father, my grandmother and my Aunt.  I used a lot of different items in this from Prima Flowers, to chipboard, to florishes, to Glimmer Mist to create the 3D effect....I have to say thus far, it is probably one of my favorites. 

More "Blog Candy"......

"Blog Candy"...... at "Crafty Makes"
Candy will be open until 12 noon BST (GMT+1h) 10th October 2009.

"BLOG CANDY over at Twinkles Glow with Stamps

For Details go check out:  Twinkles Glow with Stamps

There are a couple different "Blog Candy" items up for grabs, so HURRY on over.
Contest Ends:  OCTOBER 31, 2009
PS.. Tell her Barbwire and Roses (Robin) sent you

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Bits of Paper" Challenge

Well, this is my submission for the "Practical Scrappers Decorative Scissors Challenge!".
I was inspired today by "TAM" from WatchaMaDoodles I got my plaque and mini Halloween Album from her today and they are OHHHHHH! so adorable.  Included was a beautiful "Thank You Card" that just rocked.  So, go out and get Inspired, "I DID"!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Priscillastyles "The Workbox" GIVEAWAY Contest

"priscillastyles" "The workbox Giveaway Contest
Workbox Grand Prize
worth ($1295.00)

Qualifier Contest runs from September 28-October 8, 2009


Sunday, October 4, 2009


Products Used: Cosmo Crickett: Gretel GingerBread, Cricuit Cartridge: Storybook, brads, brown cardstock from local scrapbook store, Making Memories Paint: Cranberry, Fancy Pants Chipboard: Soho Swirls, hole punch, thin brown ribbon.

The photos are matted from the solid side of the Gretel Gingerbread cardstock. The photos are 4x6 and I painted the chipboard swirls in the cranberry. Where the photos are attached by the brads, I punched holes on each side and laced with ribbon for added effects and demension.

This is the second photo of this layout.  I just hated the first and it didn't show the colors of the paper and the phots all that great.  However, this is my entry for the flourish challenge.  I just love Cosmo Crickett...  And who couldn't love these fun pictures.  This is Raegan and Madi... aka "Cowgirls"  as you can see they love their horses...

Thursday, October 1, 2009


photo by:  Ken Patton
April 20th, 2008
"My Birthday Trail Ride"
Alvord, TX

Supplies Used:
1.  Zutter Bind-it-All Cover
2.  2 Pieces of Bazzle Card Stock
      * Black
3.  a scrap piece of bandana material
4.  a Bohemia transfer title rub-on by Mind's Eye
5.  a expoxy sticker by Creative Imaginations
6.  Mod Podge

I took the brown card stock and glued to the cover and placed under my glass mate for about 1 hour so it could dry flat.  Next I choose my photo and then found a coordnating paper.  The scrap piece of material was just for accent and texture and depth.  You could use other papers if you'd like.  I then found accents to go along with what I wanted.  This project took me about 1 hours (with drying time). 

Sunday, September 27, 2009

How it all got started....

I guess before I get started in all this hoop-la, I out to start with a story and how all this scrapbooking craze for me got started. In October 2007 my cousing came down from Michigan and brought several items for me. The First was two scrapbooks that she had created for me about my Faleris Family and "My Bridge" that for years seemed like a childhood fantasy that I had dreamed up.

During her visit she and I began a book of her trip to Texas and she began to teach me how to scrapbook. While here in Texas, I took them to Oklahoma City and showed them some sites. My future sister in law was very gracious to take the day off to show my family around town and at the end of the day she had a suprise for me. She had went to a Scrapbook Garage sale at her local scrapbook shop in town the weekend prior. While there, she ran across a steal on a Creative Memories Bag and called her brother and told him he was buying it for me. Along with the bag, was a BoyScout Album for my son who is in scouts for me to scrap, some papers and odds and ends. She laughs because she said I looked at her like..."How will I ever fill this up"! Well, it is; along with several other bags. To say the least, it's addicting....

New Rusty Pickle Paper

I am so excited about the new "Thriller" Halloween Line by Rusty Pickle....
"when witches go riding,
and black cats are seen
the moon begins to laugh
and the stars begin to whisper
'tis Halloween "
author Unknown

Contest over at KaiserCraft

Hey everyone, just ran across this awesome contest over at KaiserCraft.
DEADLINE for submissions is Sept. 30, 2009.
Winner will be choosen on October 1, 2009.

Monday, September 21, 2009


under construction Pictures, Images and Photos
Please check back by October 1, 2009 for my New Creation