Monday, December 29, 2008

happy new year with some blog candy

first i hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! we sure did! i cant believe 2009 is right around the corner! one of the blogs i follow is giving away blog candy here is the link:
who doesnt love blog candy!

i will hopefully have some scrappyness to share tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

happy holidays!

hi everyone! we had computer issues this week and i am in the poconos with my family for part of the holiday!

i have so many things going on i just havent taken a pic of them, so many christmas projects!

i wanted to share a LO i did, i am working on a album for dh's best friends family!
"falling 4 u:"
i did alot of handstitching but i also used a LO from scrapbooks etc for inspiration but i flipped it!

well i hope everyone is getting ready for santa and i hope my computer problems are fixed and i can share some newer christmas projects soon!

merry christmas my scrapping friends!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

so i am trying out for another dt

over at tallyscrapper, i tried out before and didnt make it so i am attempting again! so we shall see
we had to upload 3 new LO's
so here are my creations
the first one was made for my dt lets scrap
this is my son sean on thanksgiving, it was really hot at my sisters so we took of his shirt!
we used a sketch from jackie (one of our dt's)
i did alot of handstitching

these next 2 pages are for tim's best friends family, i am making them a scrapbook for christmas
here is used a sketch from julie bonner
i handstitched, heidi grace paper and alot of hand cutting
for the frame i cut the circles and cut them in half, i got the idea from the paper the background has that pattern.

ok can u tell i am addicted to handsewing? i used my storytellers kit and cut out the trees and the word believe and more handsewing, i added brads to the center scalloped strip

so i hope everyone is having a great week we are in for some major snow and i cant wait but i do have to figure out when to finish christmas shopping!

happy scrapping!

Friday, December 12, 2008

I choose

I choose you

thanks dawn;0)

now all you have to do is copy and repaste to your blog and of course fill in with your answers.

1. Where is your cell phone? dont have one
2. Your significant other?at home sleeping
3. Your hair? light brown
4. Your mother? here with me:0)
5. Your father? sleeping upstairs
6. Your favorite thing? my computer (me too!)
7. Your dream last night?i dont remember
8. Your favorite drink? diet coke
9. Your dream goal? scrapbook online store
10. The room you're in? downstairs living room
11. Your fear? thunderstorms
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? in my own house and hopefully another baby or 2
13. Where were you last night? at my parents
14. What you're not? smart
15. Whats for breakfast? cereal
16. One of your wish list items? clothes
17. Where did you grow up? hamilton, NJ
18. The last thing you did? emailed my dt girls
19.What are you wearing? sweatpants and a tank top
20. Your TV? 52" flat screen
21. Your pet? dont have one:0(
22. Your computer? hp laptop
23. Your life? glad to have family!
24. Your mood? getting sleepy
25. Missing someone?i miss dh right now
26. Your car? nissan sentra
27. Something you're not wearing? tee shirt
28. Favorite Store? ac moore
29. Your summer? kinda boring
30. Your favorite color? pink
31. When is the last time you laughed? last night
32. Last time you cried? last thursday when my nephew was born
33. Who will/would re-post this?not sure
1. scrapbook
2. be with hubby and my son
3. search the net
4. scrapbook
2.aunt karen
3. aunt dee sister
1. stuffed shells
2. pizza
3. chinese
4. cookies
1. home scrapbooking
2. home
3. somewhere tropical
4. CO

thank you dawn, i copied it from your blog.
I choose 4 people

Monday, December 8, 2008

i believe and a new nephew!

well its time again for another MDC reveal! this week we had to take a favorite christmas carol and incorporate it on our page. i chose i believe in santa claus.

I used little yellow bicycle red tonal & ribbon stripe
i did alot of handstitching and i used transparency to cut my snowflakes and paper pieced a easy snowman!

also in exciting news i have a new nephew! he is the cutest little thing! he was born on thursday and weighed 7lbs
i am working on some new things and hopefully will have a sneak peak for you soon. i am working hard to get xmas presents done!
happy scrapping

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

blog candy alert and some other things:0)

i found this blog that has a very cool rak go and check it out!

ok i did another LO last night, i love looking through magazines for inspiration and my favorite is scrapbooks etc so here is my take!
fall family fun:
this was a picture from sean's first hayride to the pumpkin patch. i tried to find a cute title but didnt see anything
i used circles cut in half to create the border and i used scraps for the background and alot of handstitching!

also exciting news i am going to be an aunt tomorrow, my sister jenny is giving birth tomorrow to my nephew steven edward tomorrow and i cant wait to meet the lil guy!

and i have decided to start making scrapbooking embellies, i want to sell them at a reasonable price because we are in a economy slump and i think its crazy the prices of scrapbook things these days. the first ones to get my things are my design team girls, so be on the lookout in 2009 for my things to be on sale!

thanks for reading and i hope everyone is staying warm!
happy scrapping!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Terrific Tuesday

so i am glad to be home today! yesterday was filled with crazy running around and spending the day driving all over

since i dont have a camera i have been borrowing my sisters and i took pics of LO's i have done over the past week, TFL:0)

the first one is thanks i did this for 2 challenges one at tally and another one for pagemaps blog
i did alot of handstitching and yikes my own handwriting!

for the next one i did this for julie bonner's site 52 sketches
i used a paper pack from target, handstitching and some stickles

this one i wanted something simple the LO is kinda funny to me sean decided to stay in his stroller alot of the time so we did most of the work. i paper pieced the monkey

and this last one i saw a LO in scrapbooks etc and decided to scraplift it
thanks pinky for the title help!
again more handstitching i seem to be doing it alot these days

so thats it, thanks for reading and happy scrapping!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Traditions

so i did my first challenge for my DT mothers and daughters creations
you can see my work here if you want to pop over to the challenge blog
so for this challenge i had to create a LO using a circle mat and a holiday tradition
i used imaginisce snowy jo line
i also used hand stitching, bazzill cardstock, my scallop punch

journaling reads:
each year after thanksgiving we always decorate for christmas, my favorite time of year!

so thanks for stopping by, hope everyone has a great thanksgiving and happy scrapping!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

cricut for sale

hello everyone
i have a cricut for sale, i bought it last year and its just sitting here. my camera broke so i am using this money for a camera

the cricut is in excellent condition, it has mats and the user guide with original box, i also have 4 carts i am selling with it
-new arrival

i am asking $150 plus $20 for shipping(i will be shipping it by UPS) if i know you, i will accept a check if not i accept paypal.

thanks ladies please i need a new camera-lol

Saturday, November 22, 2008

a great giveaway

i found this great blog through my friend dawn and this blog is giving away a huge blog candy and a awesome one at that!
so go over and check it out!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

a new LO

well i submitted a page over on pagemaps, i saw they posted something about a possible turn in a magazine so i thought what the hay and gave it a try well i guess they made their decision and i didnt make it. its ok it was my first one and i am happy with how it turned out so thats really all that matters

they had 150 submissions and thats got to be a hard decision to call!
so i can finally share my LO, they had a sketch and you had to change the 8.5x11 sketch to 12x12
so without further ado here it is-ha ha ha
and i finally figured out how to not have that date on there anymore. our camera broke so i have been using mother in laws. it just takes away from the whole photo-yuck!

also i lost 20lbs and i am excited! we have been eating healthier and i was walking when the weather was nice so only 20 more pounds and i will be happy:0)

hope everyone has a great week and i hope everyone is getting ready for a great thanksgiving
happy scrapping!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

very exciting news!

i am going to be a aunt again tonight or tomorrow. one of my sisters is pregnant and due dec 9th well little steven thinks otherwise! she is 2cm dilated and 80% effaced and her contractions are 3-4 min apart. so the doctor told her its probably going to be tonight or tomorrow. and the stinky part i am really sick, i have a cold so i cant be there for the birth or to see my new nephew:0( that makes me really sad. so i will update when i hear something!

so i just got my dt stuff for mothers and daughters creations, in the meantime you can check out their blog and post to their challenges. they also have a free stamp giveaway, so head over and check them out!

i did this LO i saw it in scrapbooks etc mag but wanted to make it my own. well i am not happy with it at all! its very plain and boring for me. its 8x8 i am trying to finish up sean's book
i used bazzill cardstock, target paper, handstitching, handcutting and some embossing

oh well i guess 1 LO that your not happy with isnt to bad right?
happy scrapping!

Monday, November 17, 2008

some new things!

so i wanted to start playing with my design team (mothers & daughters creations)
so they had a challenge for table decor and once i saw kathy make these i knew i needed to make one.

i used reminisce paper 3 different kinds
st. nick's sweater
holiday cheer
santa's socks

i will be doing a tutorial on how to make these over in lets scrap on ning next week! so come and join us and stop over at MDC and say hello!

also here is my LO for Lets Scrap this month, i had fun! we used a sketch from julie bonner (love the sketches julie!)
i did some hand stitching on this and i am happy with how it came out, its 8x8 so i had to kinda cram things on there, i am trying to fill out the rest of my son's book.

also here is another one that i entered into julie's drawling
for this one, i did ALOT of hand stitching and some exacto knife work! i am pretty happy with how it turned out

thanks for looking and happy scrapping!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

regarding october's LS kits

i just wanted everyone to know i did mail them out, i am sorry they were late but they were mailed out. i am sorry they are taking so long i dont know why they are taking so long.

i AM NOT scamming anyone, most of the people have bought kits from me before and know that i would never do that.

so please just bare with me and they will arrive soon!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

really exciting news!

i just found out i made a design team! this has been a goal of mine for a long time! i was very happy to get my welcome email this morning!

i am designing for mothers and daughters creations . they also have a store check them out!
MDC store

i am really excited about this and cant wait to start!

Friday, November 7, 2008

TGIF and a few LO's

TGIF ladies! over at the ning group tonight we are having a mini crop at 830pm eastern, if you are not apart of the group and would like to be please email me and i can send you an invite!

so i have been scrapping and using the awesome julie bonner's sketches!
this LO was done using a LO i seen in scrapbook etc magazine, but i put my own twist on it!
this was done for a sketch over at julie's site:
for this LO i used acetate and then outlined the letters in stickles, i also used epoxy alpha's that i peeled the letters off and used and clear bubbles!

this LO i had it saved in my scraplift folder on the computer, but i did put my own spin on it
i wanted to use these cool funky papers, the non-traditional type of christmas stuff. i used rub on stitching and 2 birds chipboard.

well thanks for looking!
happy scrapping

Friday, October 31, 2008

happy halloween!

happy halloween everyone! today i was walking with my son and i started thinking about some past halloween's. my favorite memories include my grandmom coming to our school and watching us in our parade's and her giving us our special baggies of candy with money tucked inside. now my mom is passing on the tradition with her grandkids and i am thrilled. my gram passed away a few years ago and i miss her terribly! but i have my good memories to hold on to!

ok i completed a LO for a sketch challenge by julie bonner. i am super excited about my LO. i am usually not good with sketches but this one turned out good.
Products Used:
Bazzill cardstock
paper stack paper
handcut title
3 birds chipboard accents
doodles with american craft pen

have a great halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

well hello there!

hi everyone! sorry its been awhile since i posted life has been crazy! we have switched our groups around, i am super excited about our new site and everyone seems to really like it! i do have a few LO's to share. this is my newest one, mom is my favorite name, i am NOT good at layering so this was my attempt
sorry the date is off on the camera, products used are all 3 birds

also i found a great new site and here is one i submitted! your outta this world baby!

products used-basic grey paper and alpha's, handcut stars, chipboard with flocking scallop and green ric rak

so thats all for now i hope everyone is having a great week and hope everyone has a great and safe halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

a few things to share

so life has been crazy lately, i am home from the poconos it was a nice visit and my camera broke:0( so no pics of the nice colors. i am sad about that!

but i got some layouts done one was for tally scrappers i didnt do my survivor LO so i had to complete a layout tag game i had to lift the LO before me so here is my LO
so i am pretty happy with this one, thanks mindy for the inspiration!

here is my design team LO for this month
last weekend was a little crazy, dh got into a car accident, he is ok but our car isnt:0( we had to get a rental car on sat and on sunday was my niece's baptism so it was nice to see my family!

other news lets scrap kits are getting ready to ship this week and we are looking for 1 card and 1 LO guest dt member so please check out our blog for the details!

happy scrapping everyone!

Friday, October 10, 2008

hello from the poconos!

so i came home to visit this weekend with my family, my mom had to work and my dad had to run out so we are here alone so i figured i would share with you some things i have done lately.

back to the poconos real quick its beautiful here this weekend, today its 70 and the foliage is awesome here! the colors are so great!

so over at lets scrap we are doing a summer challenge and here was my entry we had to scraplift someone here is my attempt
i love my husband LO:
also over at the mosy scrapper i am doing there 12 week xmas challenge this week we had to use a bird on our LO, mine is in the tree:0) i also used a sketch from pagemaps
and i made these cool paper pumpkins from cardstock! i used versamark and ink to ink the edges and crimped the leaves, really happy how these turned out. thanks to kathy for the tutorial~

Monday, October 6, 2008

my 2nd week entry for survivor

so over at tally scrapper the 2nd week posting was up and i wanted to get it done early since i will be heading up to my parents for a long weekend! i cant wait to see them and sean gets to spend time with his poppy!

so for week 2 we had to:
  • use the word Journey on your layout
  • use a chipboard alpha that has been painted and has different sizes
  • use NAKED chipboard embellishments
  • your layout must contain some pink

i used rub on stitching and you cant see it really well but in the scalloped circle it says not a destination. and i also cut the stars out. so i am pretty happy with how this turned out and its another 12x12!

i am also working on some more wall hangings to sell, i am hoping to find a craft show in november so it gives me some time to get lots done!
thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

so i did want to go pink & lets scrap october kits

well i wanted to go pink for October but for some reason it wasnt working for me, so i added some breast cancer things and went with a fall theme, what do u all think? also over at tally alot of the girls are doing boobie shots and i have a lady helping me fix mine to make it look pretty. cant wait to see it!

so Lets scrap has its kits up for october, i will be posting it over at the blog soon. but here is what they are. we have 2 different ones, fall and boo. they are wall hanging's and they are $6 that includes shipping! here are some pics and my completed ones:
#1 fall kit
my finished one:(you can do yours however you wish)

this kit comes with:


3 handmade pumpkins

fall letters

5 leaves(silk)

5 buttons

4 coasters

4 patterened papers

also some things may be different in each kit-ex papers and ribbon.

#2 boo kit

and my finished one:

you get:

3 coasters

3 patterened papers

boo letters

5 buttons

1 spider

3 bats

3 candy corn (all handmade)


so let me know which kits you want and how you want to pay, and i will be mailing the kits out by the 15th(just waiting for coasters)

you get everything in the photos, i did add some things to mine, inking around the edges, faux stitching and so forth, you can put these together however you wish!

each kit is $6 that includes shipping, i take paypal but its additional .50 for that.

i hope everyone is having a great week and i hope to have a LO to share with you tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

so i did a 12x12 LO

its been years! over at tally scrappers i am in the group survivor so this week we had to
  • must be 12x12
  • must have a stitched edge
  • must have a paper pieced tree
  • include an owl, bird, hedgehog or deer
  • have 2 photocorners
  • journal on a cloud
  • 3 photos
  • and title it Life Is Beautiful
so i am pretty happy with how it came out, i hand stitched the edge of the cardstock, paper pieced owl, and tree's. i also put life is beautiful going up the tree branches. i usually dont scrap more than 1 pic so using 3 was a challenge! so here is my entry

i also used best creations paper from wish on a scrap kit!
in other news i did not make the tally scrapper design team:0( yes i am sad but the girls who made it are talented. so maybe in another 3 months i can try again we will see.

also i am getting ready to get our october kits together so check out lets scrap design team blog soon to get your hands on them!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

i won!

over at my friend pinky's blog! she was giving away stamps and i won, i am so excited i never win anything!
here is her blog please go and check her out:
thanks girl i am super excited!

so over at tally scrapper they are doing survivor and i am working hard on my 12x12 LO, i dont normally scrap 12x12 so i am nervous! today is my last day to work on it since tomorrow is the deadline, wish me luck and i will be back to show you the results.

also over at tally the new design team will be picked tonight so i am getting nervous, i really want to make this dt! i have tried for a few and have not gotten picked so kinda getting me down.

anyways back later to give updates and thanks again pinky you rock sista!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Our new yahoo group and some LO's

so i wanted to branch outside of cafemom so we have started a new yahoo group, when joining please tell us who you are. also you can find the button on the right side if not here is the web address:

hope you will come and join us!

so i did a few more LO's, one for a challenge over at the mosy scrapper
i am happy with how it turned out, i did alot of hand stitching i cant wait to get a machine one
i also did another LO for a challenge on a cafemom group it was a sketch from pagemaps.
i used summer paper pack, tearing and inking. also used die cuts with a view rub on stitching and the photo corners are from story tellers club. i used versamark for the beach and also the fun.
so thanks for looking and hope you all are having a great scrappy weekend and hope to see you in our yahoo group

Monday, September 22, 2008

bad blogger

so things have been so crazy here, between the design team, and my sister's wedding i was going crazy! but my sister is now married, i did her favors and i stamped on candles which was really neat and of course i forgot to take a pic but she says they have alot left over so i know i will get some soon.

i belong to a place called tally scrappers and they are looking for design team members so i decided to try out. so here are my entries for the dt, keep your fingers crossed only 6 spots are open i believe and alot of people are trying out.

i have also been busy with some other LO's so here they are too:0)

so the design team is going well, we added a card design team and have some wonderful ladies there and cant wait to see their stuff!
also we have some awesome sponsorship stuff coming up and we have great sponsors so i am excited! just click my blinkie and it should take you right to our blog!
thanks for reading and happy scrapping!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

we need some girls who make cards for our design team

o you want to be on our design team? we are looking for 3 ladies who make cards to be on our team, you need to make 2 cards a month, promote our blog and us with all forums and blogs you are apart of. please send us a photo, short bio and 4 cards you have done recently. right now we have sponsors but we already have 8 dt members so for right now you will be using your own supplies.

so email us at with the above requirements-thanks and cant wait to see what you got!

also please tell us if you are with any other design teams and why you want to join us!

i look forward to hearing from you all!

Monday, September 1, 2008

blog candy giveaway

a great lady loreen is giving away blog candy-visit her blog
who doesnt love blog candy?

i will be back tomorrow with what i have been up to:)

Friday, August 22, 2008

a new Layout and some other things

so i went back to blog for sketches, the one i tried out for the DT. she had a really cool sketch, i decided to try it and then you email it to her and she puts it on her blog. also entries have a chance to win a $10 gift card to 2peas. so here is her blog its called pink sketches
so here is my entry kiss, i am kinda happy how it came out, things used were 3birds, a homemade embellie, stickles, stitching rub-on's and a handcut title.

also i have to give kiddos to the 3birds company. i bought some stuff and i really like their products but there was a strong odor, but i got an awesome email from the company and they are replacing the kit and a few goodies, yay for cool and awesome customer service! so i hope everyone has a great weekend!

Monday, August 18, 2008

phew what a weekend!

so i had my whole family here for the weekend and it was awesome to see them all and we had a blast! we did work on things for my sisters wedding so it was productive! I did get a chance to do some scrapbooking before they got here so i will share those soon.

but i did pick 2 new girls for the design team. we had so many applications and so many talented ladies it was a hard decision. we need a new scrapbooker each month of a guest spot so if you werent picked please dont be upset and i am sure i will be contacting you for a future guest dt spot.

i cant believe my cafemom group Let's Scrap is going to be 1 august 31st. there have been some bad but mostly good. i have met some awesome ladies and have so much fun. so in honor of us turning one we are hosting a birthday party august 26-28. so if you can come over and check it out. we are going to scrapland with a christmas theme should be fun!

so i hope you all had a great weekend and happy scrapping!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

popsicle anyone?

so i have been seeing these Popsicle cards everywhere! and i had to give it a try. i got my directions for chic n scratch blog, love love her! she does some awesome stuff. i had to improvise cause i did not have that stamp set. but i do have nana's kid nursery paper that has a sheet of strawberries so i just punched that out instead. so i am pretty happy with how it turned out.

also we are getting alot of applications for our design team and wow there are so many talented ladies out there and this is going to be a hard decision!
happy scrapping!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

my wall hanging

so i jumped on the bandwagon and made a wall hanging. my friend sara sent me a bunch of coasters and i had to do something with them. so i made it for my niece! i really like how it came out.

i also have a design team and we are looking for members and guest designers so come and check us out!

i did do a few LO's for my niece's scrapbook and i cant wait till i can give this to my sister i know she is going to love it! so thanks for looking and happy scrapping everyone!