December 30, 2011

Forgot to post the card I made !!

Thanks to two ladies that stopped by my blog to tell me they liked the card I made.... And to tell me I didn't post a picture of it here..... duh !!! This holiday thing has really fried my brain !!!
So, here it is !

December 28, 2011

Perfect Sentiments Challenge

Another great Challenge over at Perfect Sentiments
The Challenge: create a card that reflects a sentiment of "Thank You" (remember your sentiment must be on the front of your card)
The Twist: use the following sketch as the inspiration for the design of your card (feel free to flip or rotate the sketch to make it work for you as long as we can see the basic layout of the sketch in your card)

So, I decided to Make my card without flipping it but instead of a box I used a tag.
Hope you like it...
We are honored to have Patties Creations as our sponsor again.
The winner will receive one digi file.
Now stop by and get some inspiration from the great design team and then join in our challenge.
Are you ready to join the fun? We'd love to have you play along with us this week for a chance to be featured as one of the "Perfect 3" and/or win the prize!
Design Team..
And don't forget to stop by and see Maggie she is a guest designer this month also. She has a great card to share with you also.

December 27, 2011

I just found some wonderful news over at Sentimental Sundays thanks to an awesome lady at
 The Perfect Sentiment Challenge ( Jennipher Lowery )
Sentimental Sundays will be back January 1st, with some new changes, faces and of course a new year filled with amazing challenges and sponsors!!! YEAH!!!

To celebrate this exciting moment, we will are having what I am calling a


But it will be blog hop style!!!! Double yeah!!!

There will be fantastic giveaways and I wish I could tell you more, but you will just have to come back on January 1st, 2012 to see exactly what I am referring to!!!
So, hop on over on January 1st and start your year off right.... I'll be there !!!

December 18, 2011

Desk Pencil Holder

So when I emptied the last of the salt out of the box I didn't want to throw it away because I knew I could come up with an idea of how I could use it. After a couple of days I cut the top off and realized that it was really sturdy. I covered it in paper and it just went from there. I sent the first one I made with my husband to his work to give to the secretary. She sent me a nice message and wanted to know if I could make her three for Christmas gifts. So, off to the dollar store to buy more salt. Now if I could figure out what to do with all the salt I had to put into a ziploc bag. Check out how they turned out...

Easy peasy !! and I have recycled ... Love it...
These would look really cute on a desk.
Thanks for stopping by......

December 14, 2011

Perfect Sentiments Challenge

Perfect Sentiments is at it again.... Here is the recipe for the new Challenge...

 Make an aniversary card............... Now for the catch.....

Now for my card I looked at this picture and of course the first thing I see is the Chandalier and the curtain. But then I took another look and saw the shutters in the background. So off to the craft room where I found some strips of cardboard that was in a package I got at work. I spray painted it black and cut strips to look like the shutter. Then I printed a Chandalier from the Home Decor cartridge and spray painted them silver sparkles. I finished the card off with a cute ribbon, a few white flowers and and aniversary sentiment... And here it is....
Now this challenge is sponsored by

Shelly's Images
Shelly's has some great images so check her website out sometimes.
She is giving away a great gift to the winner this week.
 $9 Gift Voucher equivalent to 3 digital images

 Now, pay a visit to the Design Team and check out their incredible creations...

Also, I have the pleasure of sharing the stage with another Guest Designer so go check out Maggie's blog for her great card.
Then after you have gotten inspired hop on over to Perfect Sentiments and join our challenge.
Thanks for stopping by...


December 7, 2011

It's Official !!!

I'm a Garden Girl !!!

And I couldn't be happier !! Come on over to Friendship's Garden and see all the great thing these talented ladies have to offer. I will be starting the new year with a new challenge so I want to invite you to play along as often as you can... There a lot of things blooming over there !!!

December 6, 2011

Guest Designer at Perfect Sentiments

 I have the wonderful pleasure to be a Guest Designer in the latest challenge at Perfect Sentiments.
                                               The challenge was....
So for my project I started with some red card stock. Then I used Martha Stewart punch along the bottem of the card. I cut glitter paper to mat my card and tied a ribbon to make it look like a present. I used a Santa stamp that I received on a Christmas card last year. I added glossy accents to the stamp to make it sparkly too. A perfect " Sparkly" card to sent to anyone on my list this year... I hope you enjoy.

Prize for this challenge will be a $ 15.00 gift certificate from.....
A|Muse Studio
                                  (Prize is limited to US participants only.)
    If the winner is from outside the US, they will be awarded a digital prize that can be sent electronically.
     Now, pay a visit to the Design Team and check out their incredible creations...

Also, I have the pleasure of sharing the stage with another Guest Designer so go check out Maggie's blog for her great card.
Then after you have gotten inspired hop on over to Perfect Sentiments and join our challenge.
Thanks for stopping by...


December 3, 2011

Secret Santa Blog Hop !!!

Welcome to the Secret Santa Blog Hop on Dec 3rd, 2011. Come hop along with the talented ladies who decided to join this hop and surprise their partner with a great project. We’re super excited to be doing this hop together! We hope to give you some great ideas and inspiration through out this amazing blog hop.

To be eligible to win 1 of the five grand prizes, which is 10$ worth of files at Creative Kuts, you MUST:

1) Go through the entire blog hop and leave a comment on EVERYONE'S post.

2) Become a FOLLOWER of everyone's blog including Creative Kuts blog which can be found here @

3) Visit Creative Kuts Store (you will need to do this to meet the last requirement) @ .

4) You MUST visit my blog and leave a comment on my blog for the day and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and my facebook page:.

5.) At the end of the day you will end at Creative Kuts @ You will need to leave them a comment stating you have made it through the entire hop and you will also need to leave in your comment what is your favorite pattern set in their store.

Be sure to hop through the entire hop to be eligible for the grand prizes, as well as all the other blog candy throughout! We hope you all enjoy this hop and find a lot of great ideas, inspiration, and most of all have loads of fun!!

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way.

Lisa P-
Carla T-
Shannon -
Shawnee -
Tami McD -
Linda T -
Barbara B-
Jackie -
Sher- www.
Carol H -
Lisa T. -
Mickie -
Theresa D:
Jearise -

My project today is a shadow box picture frame that I decorated with Christmas Goodies.
I made a trip to Micheal's and picked up everything Christmas. The"JOY" was was a ornament that was just to cute to pass up.  Just add your favorite Christmas photo. I sure hope it travels well when I mail it to my Secret Santa partner.

Please go to see what Carol has made.!!!   She is the next STOP on the HOP !!
Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again real soon.

December 1, 2011

Girlie Girl Hop !!!

Welcome to the Girlie-Girl Blog Hop, where all things girlie girl will be seen. Each person has their own interpretation of what girlie girl means so this hop should be fun.

Lorby's World is our hostess for this hop so please begin the hop at her blog: and continue through from there.

Lorby will be giving away a $10 gift card to winner's choice of Michael's or Joann's.
 Rules to be in the drawing:
1. Comment on all the blogs. (These ladies have put a lot of time and effort into their projects so show them the love.)
2. Become a follower on Lorby's World blog.

Now to get to my project.....
Lauren my daughter is a country girl but sometimes she likes to dress up and be a girlie girl. These pics are her graduation pictures. She is now 23yrs old but she will always be my little girl. I decided to make the chip board butterflies into 3D so I bent the wings up and used some quick drying Glossy Accents ( if  you haven't ever used this stuff you just don't know what your missing)
I hope you enjoy our Hop and don't forget to show your love for all the projects !!!

I know .... she looks alot like her mother.

Now please continue on to see what girlie girl treat Theresa has in store for you.

If you get lost along the way I have posted the entire line up so you can get back on track.
Jearise -
Ashley -
Sam -
Theresa -
Linda -
Gina -
Lynne -
Kristen -
Barbara -
Gill -
Lynda -

November 29, 2011

Sketch Card with Perfect Sentiments

Good Morning,
This is going to be a quick post since I'm at work and I should be WORKING. I just had to get this posted so you could see the card I made for the latest challenge at Perfect Sentiments. If you want to see alot more awesome cards make sure you check out their blog. Have a great day !!!
Oh, and yea I made this cute little flower from scratch !!! Really proud of myself !! LOL

November 22, 2011

Perfect Sentiments Challenge- # 7- Stitch-it-Baby !!

So this challenge was to make a card for a baby and the twist was to use stitching . It could be fake or real stitching so I went for the fake stuff. I don't know how to sew so me and a sewing machine could get in alot a trouble. I could see me sewing my shirt to a card.
So, here is the final results....
Keep scrappin !!!

Now if you want to see alot more great project then slip on over to Perfect Sentiments and check out the talented ladies that hang out over there.....

Friendships Garden= Challenge # 4

This was the recipe for the Friendships Garden Challenge ......
Thanksgiving (or gratitude) Theme using this recipe:
1 Die Cut,
2 Patterned Papers,
and 3 Trims (ribbon, lace, etc.)

So, I put on my thinking cap on and went to work. I started with my cricut image and everything else just fell into place... yea right nothing falls into place... but it did go easy I think I must be in the Holiday Spirit . I hope you like my card. Now, don't forget to hop on over to Friendships Garden and see all the great projects that have been made and you might just get the Holiday Spirit also.
Keep Scrapping.... Sam

November 13, 2011

My Thrift Store Bargin

My best friend Lisa and I decided to go to a couple of our favorite Thrift Stores on Saturday and I got such a great deal that I had to share it with everyone.
I had recently seen a you tube video where you can use the wire cubes and make a 12 x 12 paper rack. So, when I saw these four packs all taped together for only  $ 2.99 each  I knew it was worth it even if I only got enough to make a few shelves. At that price I was willing to risk it
 Then I stopped by the Dollar Store and bought zip ties to hold it all together.
After I got home I ended up with 23 plastic pieces and 19 wire pieces.

So to recap...
4 packs for $ 2.99 each
5 packs of zip ties for $1.50 each
About $20.00 give or take a little..... And this is what I made....

When I first started putting it together it was a little tricky but then it got easier.
I can tell you it took me about an hour to get it all together. Also, make sure you cut the zip ties off as close as you can because they are sharp and you could get cut on them.
When I get it all full I'll take another picture.
Keep on scrappin !!

November 12, 2011


Welcome all to Nicole's FIERCE, FABULOUS AND FORTY Blog Hop. There are so many talented ladies joining the party. The wonderful women in this hop were asked to make anything related to the theme - cards, banners, scrap layouts, posters, bulletin boards, magnets, crafty knick-knacks, bookmarks, home decor and accents and so on and so on .

Now let's get on with the festivities! If you came from Jearise then you are on the right track. If you want to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Nicole's Blog.
Here is the complete hopping list just in case you get lost:

1. Nicole:
2. Ashley:
3. Lynne:
4. Lynda:
5. Susan:
6. Gina:
7. Barbara:
8. Zenita:
9. Jearise:
10. Sam:
11. Shannon:
12 Meighen:
13. Lisa Marie:

For my project I decide to make an invitation. I took my exacto knife and made slits in the card at the fold and used curly ribbon to give it a little POP !! Turned out great I'm sure I will be using this idea again. Enjoy !!!

Your next stop will be with Shannon and don't forget to leave some love along the way !!
                                     HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICOLE !!!!

October 31, 2011

Friendships Garden- Challenge

The ladies at Friendships Garden posted a new challenge and I have to play along...

Make a tag !!!
So, you had to have (1) object0 (2) pieces of Rick-Rack and (3) Bling. So, over the weekend I came up with this little tag. I love Halloween.. But can't wait till Christmas.
Happy Boo Day !!

October 29, 2011

Day 2- Bootiful Halloween Blog Hop-

Day two and all is well. I sure hope your joining us for the second day to hop along and see all the exciting project we have made for Halloween. If you are coming from Melinda blog you are on the right track. If you just joined us here you can go back and start at the beginning with out hop host Lisa HERE.
Get ready for some spooky stuff !!! I found some canvas at Big Lots that I couldn't resist so I decide to make a cute sign to hang on my door at work. I started with a paint brush and some orange paint on the edges. Then I added the stickles dots. I cut the Happy Halloween with my cricut and then everything else just fell on the canvas. Cute.... Cute... Cute !!!

 Your next stop will be with Princess Penelope. I have also listed the complete hop line up incase you get lost..... Thanks for stopping by !!!

1. Lisa -

2. Ashley -

3. Cathie -

4. Cyndie -

5. Robin -

6. Janet N -

7. Janet R -

8. Melinda _

9. Sam -

10. Princess Penelope -

11. Jamie -

12. Angela -

October 28, 2011

Bootiful Halloween Blog Hop - Two day hop

Double, double toil and trouble. Welcome to the "Bootiful Halloween" Blog Hop.
Join us if you dare for a Halloween scare. We're calling all goblins, ghost, and
 creatures of the night! So creep, float or crawl through our blog hop if you dare.
 We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and we have a spooky line up with
some very talented creators. You will see some spectacular spooky projects
along the way having to do with a Halloween theme and have a chance to win
some spookish blog candy along the way. If you are coming from Melinda you’re on the right track.
If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE-( Honeybearz Designs)  and hop along with us. This is a two day blog hop that is sure to be full of Gremlins, Goblins, Ghoulies, Ghosties and whitches on brooms. So be sure to grab your warm potion of choice and get ready to creep, float or crawl through our blog hop if you dare!
                             And now for my first project I created this Halloween Card.
I hope you like it. Don't forget this is a two day hop so come back tomorrow !!!
And now your next stop is Princess Penelope
I have listed the complete line-up if you get lost along the way !!

1. Lisa -

2. Ashley -

3. Cathie -

4. Cyndie -

5. Robin -

6. Janet N -

7. Janet R -

8. Melinda _

9. Sam -

10. Princess Penelope -

11. Jamie -

12. Angela -

October 19, 2011

Guest Designer on Friendship's Garden

This weeks challenge was to create a Vintage Halloween card. So off to Etsy I went and found a bunch of great stores that let you buy and download some great Vintage postcard. It was cheap and quick everything that makes my heart go pitter patter...
I had some great Vintage looking paper, inked the edges a little and tied some ribbon that goes well with Halloween... Enjoy.. and go to Friendship's Garden to join in the fun !!!
Thanks for Stopping by... Sam

October 16, 2011

Perfect Sentiments Challenge- # 2 Friendship Inspiration

The challenge was to create a card for a friend and use the picture below as inspiration...
Well, I looked around my scraproom and before long I came up with paper, stickers, ink and then I found these cute little feathers that I have had just waiting to use on something,
Well, here it is !!! Enjoy !!
If you scat on over to Perfect Sentiments you can join in the challenge and see some great examples and inspiration...

October 13, 2011

I won !!! I won !! Whoo Hoo !!

I found this great blog and I entered my little duckie card... and I won !! This blog is great !! Check it out and join the fun at Friendship's Garden !!!

October 11, 2011

Quick and easy

Doesn't it amaze you when you go to your scrapbooking room or area and put something together in record time. Everything just goes together and you don't question your choices... Well this is the card I made last night in about 30 min...  I knew I only had a small amount of time and I wanted to get something done and BAM !!! Here it is !!! Enjoy !!!

I used lace and Martha Stewart punch, but can you really tell which one is lace and which is paper? Man it really turned out great !!!
Have a great day !!

October 6, 2011

New Beginings at " Friendship's Garden"

Friendship's Garden is a new paper crafting blog that has a twist to it... No stamping except for your sentiments. Now, if you scrap with paper alot more then you stamp then this too is a place for you to check out and join in the fun. The theme for the first challenge was " Something New". In other words new baby, new house, new friends. Oh, the has to be a window card... So this is what I came up with.

I used Wild Card cricut cartridge to make the window  with this cute little duck. Card stock is from the Paper Company and the baby stickers are from K&C Company.
I hope you like my card.
Don't forget to stop by and see the great cards made by the DT over at Friendship's Garden.

September 22, 2011

First Day of Autumn Blog Hop !!

Welcome to Autumn Blog hop. You should of came from Mindy's blog, if not please start at beginning with Lisa so that you don't miss any of the great projects.
I made a card to share with you today with a couple of my favorite Cricut cartridges. The card was cut from Wild Card and the butterfly from Ashlyn's Alphabet. I cut the card at 6 1/2 inches because I like to make a little larger card than most people. That is another great thing about Wild Card you can cut the card and envelope with this cartridge. I spashed a little sparkles on my card with Glue Gloss and Fairy dust glitter from Donna Salazar.
Enjoy !!

Your next stop is with Angela . I hope you have a great day !!!
 You might have to hop to Janet to stay on track.

First Day Of Autumn Blog Hop on Friday

September 4, 2011

Labor Day Weekend

Well, we live in Alabama about 12 miles from the gulf of Mexico so we have been enduring alot of rain with this tropical storm. We had a tornado take out our power early this morning around 1:00 and it didn't come back on till 6:00 this morning. After we got out and about we figured out that the tornado came across our road about a half a mile from our house... too close and we don't think it is over with. I guess our Labor day will be watching movies all day. But, I did get a few cards done so I was going to share those with you before I loose power agian tonight.

I plan on sending these to Erica at My My Cricut Craft Room to take to the kids at the hospital.
Have a great Labor Day !!

August 28, 2011

Where does the weekend go ???

This weekend just flew by for me but, I had alot of fun. Saturday I went to Scrapping Frenzy for a great class. I learned how to make these fun flowers. Man, If I would of know that it was that easy I would of tried them sooner. Take a look at the tag and card we made. It is really great getting together with people that love to scrap....
The small one was made with a 1" piece of paper, a scoring board and a little glue.
Then I got home and made this scrapbook page. I was in "THE ZONE"
Today I need to clean my scrapbook room because I was in that Zone..LOL,
Have a great week !!!!!

August 22, 2011

More cards for the kids

Well the weekend Blog Hop with Erica's Craft Room was awesome Sat and Sunday. I meet alot new friends and saw great projects. I have been making more cards for the kids at St Judes childrens hospital. So.. since I was so busy blog hopping this is all I have made...
I found the pattern for these dogs on the web. Sorry, can't give credit to where I got it cause I don't remember..LOL So, I cut these out by hand ( yep no cricut) hard to beleive.

August 20, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's Card and Invitation Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my blog you should of got here from and if not please start our Blog Hop at so that you don't miss any of the wonderful projects made by this group of ladies.

 My project is a monogram card that I intend on using for thank you notes. I used Wild Card cartridge (pg 33) to cut out the two triangle overlays. Here is what it looked like before I stacked the two together.
                 The "P" is an accent sticker from Sandylion Essentials. And here is the final results.

The darker image is me learning how to use a new camera without using the auto focus.
Yep, still got alot to learn.
Thanks for stopping by.... Enjoy the hop !!

Next you will be going to "

                           And if you get lost along the way here is the entire line up.... are here... (special post for blog candy

August 17, 2011

Link Up Love Party with K Andrews

Good Morning,
I have found a great Blog with alot of talented ladies and I wanted to share it with you. This blog hop is a way to introduce myself and to find new blog inspiration. Since I'm new at blogging I an so excided and amazed at all the talented people out there.
To see all the great projects go to Getting Cricky with K Andrews

I'm a scrapbooker and then a card maker so ......
Here is my favorite page I made for a sketch challenge at our local scrapbooking store..
We make the trip to Disney every year and I'm not sure who has more fun the kids or the adults !!

The one thing in my life that I'm always greatful for is my wonderful husband that supports and loves me unconditionally.