January 31, 2014

Favorite photo Friday

Hi everyone and welcome to Friday.
Today I will share my favorite photo .
This week Alabama has had a winter cold snap so I took a few pictures.

Well, it might not be impressive to you northern folks but when you
live in the south and wear Flip-flops for at least 10 months out of the year
you get excited to see this stuff. !!!
Have a great weekend and don't forget our challenge
is still going on over at Susan's blog.

Also, she has a new layout to share!


January 29, 2014

What's Up Wednesday

Welcome to hump day !!
I hope you are staying warm wherever you are. I am here in Alabama
and boy have we had a couple of really cold days here.
Since it has been cold that means I have had a lot of time in my scrap room.
This week I had a call from a friend who wanted to know if I could
make her a Birthday Banner.
Oh, and she wanted it to be Mickey Mouse  !!!
So, I got out my Cricut and started cutting out a few things.

Can't say I have done a banner before, but I think it is going to turn out really cute.
I just started, but I will take a picture of the final product as soon as I finish.

Last week I showed you the Wedding album I was working on.
Well, here is the finished product.

I found the little frame on the front in the Dollar bin at Michael's
This album turned out beautiful . I sure hope
my daughter's friend likes and uses it.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget we have
a great challenge over on Susan's blog
Just click here
She has something to share with you today also so stop by at

See you Friday with my picture of the week.


January 27, 2014

Make Something Monday # 4

Last weeks challenge over at Where Life Meets Art
was to show us your wood veneers.
We had two beautiful entries and we want to thank you ladies for sharing
your creative projects with us.
Here they are....

Thanks again ladies and we hope to see you this week also.
This week we want you to use Pop Dots or dimensional adhesive.
I created this card and decided to make the sentiment jump I
would add some Pop Dots to the back of my stamped image.

I used white card stock as my card mat and ran it through my Big Shot to give
the card even more dimension.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you take time to get Crafty
and add your project to Susan's Challenge blog at
See ya there !!


January 24, 2014

Photo Friday

Good Morning,
Today I am going to share with you my favorite photo of the week.
I have been working on refinishing this makeup desk for awhile.
I started at the end of summer and it seemed like every time
I tried to get it outside to paint it the weather wasn't cooperating.
But last weekend it did and I got a couple of coats of
paint on it.
I wanted it to be shiny and I have looked at a lot of paints to find the right one.
This is the paint I used and boy the pictures just don't show the shine like it should.

I hope I can get another coat and then start adding the knobs and then painting the inside.
I will post the finished pictures as soon as I can.
Have a great weekend, stay warm and don't forget you still have time
to join our challenge this week.
Stop by Susan's blog and take a look at the cute layout she has to share with you.
Till next week !!!

January 22, 2014

What's up Wednesday ???

Well, this week along with all the other projects I have going on,
my daughter asked me to make her a Wedding album for a friend
that is getting married this weekend.
So, since I can't tell her no, I have been burning the midnight oil trying to
get it ready for her.
It is coming together easy so I wanted to share with you
a page I have completed and maybe give you a few ideas to ponder
on your next mini album.
Here is the page.
The piece with the "C" on it is actually a card that I picked up at the craft store.
It is mounted on a black piece of paper that is a pocket and will hold a few tags.
I wanted to let the card open for either a small picture or random thought about the day.

The card stock  I used to line the inside of the card has words on it but I wanted to
put some lines on the paper .
So, here is the cool idea !!
I took my ruler and ran it through my ink pad and then ran it across the paper.
It didn't make full, thick, black lines but enough to help you keep straight on the paper.
Not everyone can write in a straight line..LOL
Not a really great picture but you can see them.
Next time you need to make some lines give this technique a try.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget we still have our challenge
going on this week over at Susan's blog.
We want you to use wood veneers.
Also, I'm sure she has something great to share with you today also.
See ya Friday !!!

January 20, 2014

Make Something Monday # 3

Welcome to another Monday.
Last week we wanted you to show us your embossing.
Thanks to Francesca over at Scrapbooking Peanuts for joining us with these awesome cards.

Now this week we are asking you to show us some projects using wood veneers.
It can be a card or a layout.
For my project I created a Thank You card.

I started with a black card 5 x 7. I pulled out some tags and started stitch lines.
Bakers twine comes in a lot of different colors so I tied some on.
The took these cute little veneer butterflies and colored them with my Copic Markers.
Stamped the sentiment to finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head over to Susan's blog
and see all the official rules and to link up your project.

January 17, 2014

Photo Friday

Good Friday Morning everyone !!
This week I was reflecting on a few things that I take for
granted in my life. Well, thats kind of harsh, more like
I don't stop and appreciate them as much as I should.
Every morning this is my looking back towards my house from the road.
Of course I am usually in a hurry to get to work.
And if you look really close you will see this little fellow standing at the fence.

So, this past week I decided to start noticing and realized that yes
he is at the fence every morning telling me to have a good day.
So now, I stop, roll the window down and tell him Good Morning.
Have a great day !!
And don't forget to stop and say Hello !!
 Now, skip on over and see what Susan's Splash photo !!
We still have our challenge for embossing going on till Sunday.
You can find that here !!

January 15, 2014

What's up Wednesday- On my craft table

Well, it's Wednesday and that means I am going to share
with you what is on my craft table.
I am working on a baby album for a friend.
So with that on my mind this
 weekend I had an idea in the shower.....
Yep came to me between the wash and rinse cycle !! LOL
I could not wait to get out of the shower and write it down so I wouldn't forget.
Then it was off to search the internet to see if I could find a silhouette of a pregnant woman.
I found this one.
Please forgive me for not knowing where I got it
but If I can find it again I will post the link later.

I cut the image out on some thick paper and cut a hole in the middle so
I could mount a photo mat behind it.

My idea was not to cut the right side of the image out and to leave a
1/2" flat to attach it to my background paper and turn it into
a flap that will open to access the picture behind.
Here is how it turned out.

This is the page opened. I used a small piece of velcro as my closure,
a small magnet would also work.

I love how it turned out !!!
And all from a little spark of an idea in the shower.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget we have a challenge this week
over at Susan's blog and I'm sure she has something
awesome to share with you today.

See ya back here on Friday !!


January 13, 2014

Make Something Monday # 2

Good Morning!!!
Well, since this is only our second week of Challenges we are not
discouraged because we only had one join with us last week.
We will just keep trying !!!!
This week we want you to
It can be a card, layout or any other project your working on.
The embossing can be wet or dry.
The full details are over at "Where life meets Art"
with Susan.
So to give you some inspiration I have created a Birthday card
with both dry and wet embossing.

I started by cutting a piece of white paper at 4 x 5 1/4.
Then I got out some scrap of colored card stock and started cutting them
into strips. Strips were cut at 1/2" and 1"
I used adhesive and mounted them to the white mat.

I used a flower stamp and some light purple embossing powder right on the top of
the colored strips.
I liked how it turned out, but then I had another idea.
I ran it through my BigKick with a swiss dot embossing folder.
Cute, Cute, Cute !!!
 The sentiment is stamped on a bright yellow piece of card stock matted with white.
 Topped it all off with some sequins bling !!!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to go over to
 Susan's blog and add your creation and see what she has created for this challenge.
See you there !!

January 10, 2014

Picture of the Week !!!

Oh ya, Friday !!!
For me it has been a crazy week at work so I am so looking forward to the
But, before we kick off the weekend, I want to share with you
my pictures of the week.
Since I do not have kids at home, I really thought this was going to be
a hard challenge for me to live up to.
I thought.... "I don't take that many pictures during the week."
Then I was looking for what I wanted to post and realized I had
not one but TWO pictures I wanted to share.
This first picture is my dog, Paris.
I can almost hear her saying
"Does this pose make my butt look FAT?"
LOL !!!
She is my heart !!!

Then my second picture is a new baby horse that was
born on Sunday morning.

Look at that little tail!!
We will be calling him "Daddy Pink"
For two reasons
1) He is a boy
2) The inside of his nose and mouth are the prettiest pink we have ever seen!!
Thanks for spending the week with me and don't forget
to check out my friend Susan's blog..
Where Life Meets Art

January 8, 2014

What's up Wednesday !!!

Good Morning !!!
Starting this year I will be posting on Wednesday....
So this means that whatever is on my craft table I will share with you.
Sometimes it could be a card, a scrapbook page, a mini album
or like today it could be some goodies that I have picked up lately.
If I am working on a project there could be a tutorial so don't forget to check in with
me on Wednesday every week.
Now for today I want to share with you my happy mail.

These 6 x 6 are the special today !!
Everyday they have a special. You can sign up to get an email
every time a new deal comes out, plus like them on Facebook.
The deal that I LOVE the best is called
It is cheap and you never know what your going to get.
The fun part is they only do it every couple of months and if
you don't watch for it everyday you will miss out..
OK, I'm rambling !! I am just so excited at what I got for only
$ 14.99 plus postage. My total was only $ 21.35
And here is what I got !!!

I know what your thinking...
 Oh My !!!
I can't wait till I get home from work so I can tear into those packages and get
scrappy !!!
Don't forget to check out my friend Susan's blog.
She is talking about cards she has made over at
"Where Life meets Art "
Thanks for stopping by and come back Friday to see my

January 6, 2014

Make Something Monday #1


Welcome 2014 !!!

I have teamed up with my friend Susan over at "Where life meets Art"
and we are going to start posting a new challenge
 every Monday and we hope you will play along.
Our challenges could be cards, scrapbook pages, or mixed media.
We will try and mix it up every week.
This week we want you to
Susan has posted all the rules and you can find her blog by
clicking this link
Susan Fairchild

We will post the challenge on Monday and ask you to
with us.

You will have till the following Sunday at Midnight to link
your card up. Then on Monday we will feature our favorites and post
another challenge.

This week my card has a window cutout almost in the middle of the card.
I cut a 1" section out of my card and filled it with a thick clear packaging
from some scrapbook supplies.
I always knew I was keeping that for some reason...
( I bet you keep them too !! LOL)
I used my Creative Memories heart punch and added some
twine and heart bling.

I will be giving this card to my Valentine this year.
All the paper was used from a 6 x 6 pad from Fancy Pants,
Love Note
Glad you stopped by and I hope you will get crafty with us this week.
See ya over at "Where life meets art"

Come back on Wednesday when I will have...
What's up Wednesday !!
I will be sharing with you a few ideas and techniques I use
when making mini albums.
Hope to see you then.