Sunday, September 12, 2010

"Better late then never"

Hi everyone!  I sure hope I was missed around here.  Moving into a new house can be overwhelming, exhilarating, exciting, and exhausting all at the  same time.  Needless to say we moved into a this new house with no internet service and no cable television service and so my husband and I were entertained through communication which is not one of his strengths...hehe!  Well I just got internet a few days ago and cable television was installed this morning and so I am getting back into the swing of things.  

Without further ado...I did pick a winner quite some time ago for the last blog hop.  The winner is #11 is Michele with Scrappin' Fish Memories and More...  CONGRATULATIONS!

Michele, I will be sending out an e-mail please reply at your earliest convenience.  

On a final note, my scrappin' room is coming along (I will post pics soon) and the Heartstrings Design team has something in store for you all on September 22, so keep an eye open for that.  I hope you all have been scrappin' away while I was having major scrappin' withdraws.  Please go and get crafty and I will have something up for you all here really soon.  Take care, until next time.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

"Packing and packing and more packing..."

Hi everyone!  I am so sorry I haven't been on a little over a week.  Things have been crazy hectic.  My husband and I will be moving into our new house in less then 6 days and counting.  Things are packed, moved around, the place is looking bare, and we are ready to go.  I haven't been able to make anything and I am having scrapbook withdraws...BUT in our new house, I get to have a craft room (something I have never had before).  I CAN'T WAIT!  So be patient, there is so many things I want to share with you all once I am settled into the new place.  Thank you for being patient with me.  

On a final note, the blog hop is still going on with the Heartstrings Design Team.  Please click HERE to check out my posting and visit everyone's blog to join in on the giveaways.  There is still a few more days to join in my giveaway for the blog.  Just become a follower if you have don't so already and leave me a comment.  Miss all of you and your amazing comments.  I will be back in action before you know it.  Take care, till next time!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Hearstrings DT BLOG HOP"

Hi everyone!  It is BLOG HOPPING time over here with the Heartstring Design Team to showcase some amazing stamps from My Heart Stamps for You.  If you hopped on over here from Shelley's Blog, then you right where you need to be.  If you would like to start hopping from the beginning, click right HERE!

I have been so super busy, I made this card a few weeks ago because I just knew I wasn't going to have time.  After I made it, I wanted to share it with everyone right then and there because it was so stinkin' cute.  So without further ado...

...For the base of the card, I used Kraft Paper (8 1/2 x 4 1/4).  I used these really cute birdie stamps ( I have to think about where these stamps are from) and colored them in with prismacolor pencils and blending tools.  I stamped these birdies directly on the kraft paper to see an illusion of a shadow behind them as I set them on pop dots.  Using a border punch (Upper Crest) for the birdies to rest upon followed by a really thick brown and white polk-a-dot ribbon.  I finally used a heart punch to cut out five hearts in a white cardstock and attached them to ribbon that coordinates with the colors used for the birdies.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment 'Friendships are tied together with Heart Strings' from our sponsor My Heart Stamps for You


Before you leave, I am giving away some BLOG CANDY. 

1. Become a follower.
2. Leave me a comment.

That sounds pretty simple right?  I try! 
You have until 7am PST on Sunday August 29th.

Now hop on over to Madison's Blog where I am just sure she made something very inventive and cute.  Don't forget to stop by everyone's blog because many of us are giving away blog candy for you all.  I hope this inspires you to get crafty and creative.  Till next time!

P.S.  Here is the order of the blog hop just in case you get lost along the way.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Hello everybody!

What a hectic few works for me.  I have been super busy and haven't had any time for crafting.  You all better believe that I will be doing some crafting this week.  Heartstrings Design Team has something special for you all this week featuring non other then our very own sponsor 'My Heart Stamps for You.'  So look forward to this coming Wednesday.  

I won't leave anyone in suspense, there is a winner for my 2nd chance giveaway.  Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun and my deepest apologies for the mishap.  So the lucky winner of this mini album, really cute paper, and embellishments is...

Just a Pac Rat is the winner...Congratulations!
I am super excited for you, I will be sending out an e-mail. 

Again, thank you for everyone who participated.  There are more giveaways to come so please visit often.  Take care and be inspired to get crafty!  Till next time.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Hi everyone!  Can you believe it is August already, where has the first half of this disappeared went by to quickly right?  Summer is almost gone and thank goodness for that...summers out here are brutal.  Speaking of summer, I got this super cute paper in the mail from Echo Park called "A Walk in the Park."  I LOVE THIS PAPER.  I created this cute layout based on a sketch I saw in a magazine and I can't recall the magazine for the life of me (when I do, I shall let you all know).  The diva in this picture happens to be one of my nieces.  She loves to have fun and is so photogenic that I couldn't resist to scrap this playful picture of her. Without further ado...

White Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Blue Cardstock
Orange Cardstock
Pink Cardstock
Yellow Cardstock
'A Walk in the Park' Patter Papers
Scalloped Punch
Glue Dots
Corner Punch
Brown Ribbon

***In case anyone wasn't sure how to make the pinwheel, I have***
 taken some pictures and will add directions as well.

1. Cut paper 3 x 3 inches
2. Fold the paper on the diagonal in both directions (use a bone folder if the paper is heavy)
3. Use a pair of scissors and cut 3/4 of the way down on each of the creases.
4. Fold ever other corner into the center of the square and use a glue dot or whatever adhesive you have to hold the paper down.
5. For a final touch and to securely hold the paper in place, use a button, brad, or flower.

I hope that you all have enjoyed the layout and really cute technique with the pinwheel.  I hope this will inspire many of you to get craft today.  Take care, till next time!

P.S.     Don't forget that I still have the giveaway going on.  Please leave a comment on this post by August 8 @ 8:00pm PST.  I will be picking a winner at that time.  Click here to go directly to the giveaway post!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"2nd Chance GIVEAWAY"

Hello Everyone!  

I was bummed when I came home to find out that the inlinkz for my challenge and giveaway was deleted for the Heartstring Design Team "Cute Critters".  I am not even sure how that could have possibly happened.  I tried creating a new link and it said that there was one already there and I don't know how to troubleshoot.  There were two entries submitted thus far and I have been thinking of what I should do.  This was my very first time using this and I am unsure about it.  So on that note...I am changing things a little bit.  Thank you for all who created "cute critter" projects and my deepest apologies for the this error and me changing the giveaway.  So to enter...scroll down!


1. Become a follower if you aren't already.
2. Leave a comment (on this post) and where I can get a hold of you.  


Here is what is up for grabs...

Making Memories Mini Album
(12) 8 x 8 Pattern Paper (2 of each)
Ribbon Words (3 pack)
Textured Tape
Wire Words (6 Pack)
The entire collection

I am so sorry for this error that has occurred.  I have sent an e-mail over to inlinkz to see if they can help clear up the situation and possibly my next giveaway I can try it out again.  Thank you all, for hopefully, understanding.  Please let everyone you know to come and join in.  I would like to call this "The Second Chance Giveaway".

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Cute Critters"


Hello everybody!  It it's time to share some more fabulous works from the Heartstrings Design Team.  While this time around Shelley, will not be doing a challenge on her blog, but there is a possibility that she will have something for you on her facebook (you might want to sneak on over there to check it out...Heartstrings!  The theme this time around is "Cute Critters."  This will include anything animal that is cute, soft, cuddly, squishy, and furry if you will.  I decided to use this cute bear (I am loving bears lately)....look below...

...This cute, squishy, cuddly, furry little bear is a stamp from none other then our sponsor, 'My Heart Stamps for you.'  I just love these stamps, they are so much fun and whimsical.  I colored this bear with colored pencils and chalk very softly in a carmel and pink color.  I matted with pink cardstock and used a pop dot to stand out on the card.  As a background I used this pattern paper from 'Petals &Possibilities.'  I layered at the bottom with brown cardstock and a sentiment stamp from 'My Heart Stamps for You.'  The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and I used chalk to color it a soft pink.  And viola, you have a really cute card with a cute critter on it.  Please don't forget to check out the rest of the design team, as they too have come up with some really great creations.


I am doing a giveaway and this is a mini album from making memories with extra inserts and a few other things which will be a grab bag surprise.

Mini Album plus insert pages
(12) 8 x 8 Pattern Paper (2 of each)
Ribbon words (3 pack)
Textured Tape
Wire Words (6 Pack)
Grab Bag...I hope you all like!

I thought I would try something different this time around... is what you need to do to enter in the giveaway!  

1. Create a project with a 'cute critter' (it can be a stamp, hand drawn, die cut, or whatever you have).
2.  Upload your project below.
3. Leave me a comment.
4. Become a follower if you haven't done so already.

Simple right?  I hope you all have a great time creating a project for this giveaway.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with and I hope many of you will join.  Don't forget to spread the word.  Now...go get crafty.  I will be picking a winner on August 8 @ 8pm PST.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Hi all!  THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE who blog hopped with me and the Heartstrings Design Team over these past two weeks.  I had a lot of fun seeing everyone's creations and I welcome everyone who became a follower of mine.

Now onto the winner of my very first giveaway!  I used to pick the winner for me...

...Lucky number 14 goes to Terrie @ Craftee Cards!  CONGRATULATIONS.  I am super excited for you.  I am sending you over  an e-mail.  Again, thank you everyone who participated.  I can't wait until my next giveaway!  I have some new stuff in store for you tomorrow...I will be crafting (I hope), if not tomorrow, for sure on Tuesday.  Take care everyone!  Till next time.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Sunshine" and "Trendy" Blogger Awards

Hello all!  After a rough evening last night, I came home to find out that I was given two blogger awards: Sunshine Award and Trendy Blogger Award.  I am truly appreciative and grateful for these awards.  Thank you so much Madison for these awards, I am touched!  Please everyone, check out Madison's blog: Funky Cards.  She is very creative and crafty.  Love seeing her amazing creations, she always thinking outside of the box.

I have to admit, I LOVE TO BLOG and when I have comments waiting or have been mentioned in someone else's blog, or I receive these special awards, it makes me feel really good.  So without further ado, here are these special awards that I received...

It is my pleasure to pass these blogger awards along to ten other recipients.  I couldn't just pick ten on my own, there are so many wonderful blogs out there that I love to visit and read.  So using, I chose these ten from the blogs that follow me and those that I follow in no particular order.

Vicky from Clips-N-Cuts
Shelley from The Silver Lining
Melissa from Moe Creations
Sharanda from The Crafty Spot
Terrie from Craftee Cards
Ruthy from Dezine 4 Me

Please take your blogger awards and add them to your blog.  Thank you again to Madison for this awesome awards, they just made my weekend!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Sometimes...other times..."

Hello everyone!  So I have done did myself in this time.  I pulled my sciatica a few afternoons ago and I could barely get around, move, let alone walk for that matter.  I was able to find a comfortable position crafting for just a little bit and then I had to give myself a rest.  But during that time I put together this really cute card that I just had to share.  

So...The stamp I am featuring here is from My Heart Stamps for You (MHSFY) and it is in the the Inky Inspiration collection.  I just love her and how she is portrayed in all the stamps, they are a must see and possibly a must have.  I used colored pencils and chalk (Pebble Ink: I Kandee collection) to color her and her surroundings in!  I putting this in for the fun in the sun Challenge going on at Hearstrings Design for the BLOG HOP.  **Please don't forget to head on over there to show off your beautiful creations and win some blog candy.  Also click here if you would like to win some blog candy that I am giving away as well.**  I hope you all love this this sweet summer card I created and get inspired to create some summer projects yourself.  Take care, until next time!

Kraft Paper
Four Shades of Blue Cardstock
Three Shades of Green Cardstock
White Cardstock
White Ribbon
Colored Pencils
Chalk from Pebbles Ink: I Kandee
Corner Punch
Pop Dots
Scalloped Edge Punch
My Heart Stamps for You: Inky Inspiration collection

Monday, July 12, 2010

"with a touch of style"

Hi all!  I have been away from crafting and really busy with lots of other things; however, I would have rather been crafting.  So today, I have been very productive and I thought I would create a layout for you all.  

On that note, I am missing my family so much.  They live here, there, and everywhere.  Before both of my sisters moved away, we were like peas and carrots together and inseparable.  I came across this picture of one of my sisters, Dannette, trying on a pair of really silly bug eye glasses while shopping.  This is one of many silly things that we do when we are out shopping together.  If you want to have a good time, you now know who to go shopping with right???  

Finally, I pulled some of the colors out of the picture for the color pallete used.  I don't do many one picture layouts and so this was a challenge and good one at that for me.  I mostly played around and moved the papers and picture around until I liked what I had.  So without further ado, here is this super fun layout!

White Cardstock
Blue Cardstock
Paisley Pattern Paper
Brown Pattern Paper
Green Pattern paper
Brown Ribbon
White Paper Flowers
Photo Holder
Pop Dots
Corner Punch
Cricut Cartridge: Lyrical Letters

***REMINDER...Don't forget to join in on the Heartsrings Design Team: BLOG HOP.  It is still going on and there is still chances for giveaways and crafting.  Start the blog hop here OR to see my creations and giveaway click here!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"Heartstrings Design Team BLOG HOP"

Hi all!  WE ARE BLOG HOPPING!  I am super excited.  If you just hopped here from Anne, then you are right where you are supposed to be and I will be the last blog you will visit from the hop before sending you back to the beginning.  If this is your first hop stop, you might want to start at the beginning by hopping back over to Shelley.

On that note, welcome to Stinkin' Sweet Scrappin'.  I am so glad that you stopped in.  For this blog hop, I am showcasing our sponsors stamps:  My Heart Stamps 4 You in this fabulous card.  I started off with Kraft paper as the base of my card and covered it in turquoise cardstock paper then overlaid it with vellum.  I used this stinkin' cute pattern paper that has various colored dots all over (this is where I pulled my color palette from).  I then used a scalloped edge punch on a piece of white cardstock paper.  I used the same turquoise cardstock and white cardstock to matte the MHS4Y stamp.  This stamp is called Jenny.  I added some cute buttons strung with ribbon and ribbon at the very bottom in pink and brown.  Finally, I finished the entire card with my famous one-corner punch at the top right.  Just for fun, I did a hidden message "a flower blooms once."  I hope you all love it...

...Along with the Heartstrings Design Team, I am doing a GIVEAWAY...yes, a GIVEAWAY.  I hope you are all excited.  I have been entering in on so many giveaways where the kits were created using things they already had.  So I started going through all my scrapbooking things and I decided to create my own little kit.  This is a mini album kit.  Included in this kit is a 30 page mini album, several different pattern papers from the DCWV "Premier Paper Stack: The Green Stack," a set of rub-on letters, and embellishments: buttons, brads, and flower brads.  I really wanted to gather things that screamed summer time and I think I got it.  So here it is...

1. Follow my blog.
2. Leave me a comment and let me know you are following me.
3. Please leave me a way to get a hold of you if you win.
Very simple!  I will be using to pick a winner on the evening of July 18 @ 8:00pm PST.  

I am so glad that you all stopped in to blog hop with us.  Below is the order of the blog hop in case you get lost.  From here, hop back over to Shelley's blog to join in on the main challenge.  

I hope you all had a great time.  This will not be the last you see of us and I hope it won't be the last I see of you all.  Please don't forget to stop by our sponsors website, My Hearts Stamps for You.  I hope you all get inspired to get crafty.  Take care, till next time.

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