Monday, March 29, 2010


This is just a random page that I did of how I like to Indulge with a good cup of coffee. I used some of the new G45 line, and I used a stamp and also a Tim Holtz Mask which was the first time I had used one. I did it with alcohol ink. It was alot of fun playing with that, they look cute and I had to pull up his web site to figure out how to do it, but I think now that I know I am going to want more. I just got a couple of the little ones to play with.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dirty Scraps Challenge #6

You need to go over to the Dirty Scraps blog and check out challenge # 6!

I know we all have those moments when we say
"Man I was totally wrong what was I thinking??" or "Where was my head??"
It is always a good thing to look back...reflect
on a mistake or lesson learned and remember how we got here in life
and how that mistake or lesson helped us move along.
After all what good are mistakes if we do not learn from them?
So this week's challenge is to scrap one of those DOH! moments!
It does not have to be negative,
it can be a positive outcome, or great lesson learned...
Now go get DIRTY!!!!!

Team Dirty did an awesome job with the lay outs for this challenge and we are here to inspire you to jump in and get Dirty with us. Check it out!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dirty Scraps PRIZE....Our FIRST ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im so excited, you have to check out this awesome prize that Dirty Scraps is giving out.

This is what Pinky Posted in the Dirty Scraps Blog:

You know we don't normally have prizes, frankly because I have not had time to line up sponsors just yet, but Timeless Daydreams contacted me and GENEROUSLY offered
an ENTIRE KIT as a prize for challenge #5, so please do join in the fun.

This is the kit, it is Vintage, don't you just LOVE IT!

Thank you Dolores & Michele form Timeless Daydreams.
Since they are sponsoring us this month, please do check their site out
and their amazing kits as well!
This month they are hosting a CONTEST of their own..

Timeless Daydreams presents March Madness!!

Are you ready to be our next Guest Designer? Ready for the challenges we'll present?
There will be Five Rounds to participate in.

Enter a layout created within the last 3 months that portrays your best work. This is your official entry!!! The deadline for the Qualifying Round is March 14th.
All entries must be uploaded into the March Madness Gallery under Qualifying Round.
25 Contestants will be picked from this round to move onto the Opening Round - Contestants will be announced March 16th!!!
3 Ladies will be picked from the final round!

You will need a minimum of 25 posts to play.

Good Luck to all who apply!

So go here!
Register and play along, I can tell you now,
I don't recommend many sites to crafters but this place is VERY kind and
have some amazing people on it!

Now go get dirty!!
Thanks Timeless!

It's hard to believe

How big my girls have gotten. I just still remember getting them in OCT and how tiny they were, i could carry both of them around in both of my arms for the longest time, especially as sick as little Mia was and not gaining weight but loosing weight everytime I turned around and took her to the vet. But as you can see they are both nice and big and Healthy now. They wont be a year old until 8-4-10, so they still have a few months before they are a full year old. Im sure that they still have alot of growing yet to do too.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sasy Lil' Sketches Going Green Blog Hop!

Sassy Lil' Sketches "Going Green" Blog Hop

When? Friday, March 12th through Sunday, March 14th

Create a project (card, layout or altered) using "Going Green" sketch AND
one of the "Going Green" criteria below:
"Go Green:" Do a project that is predominantly green in color.
"Reduce:" Reduce your stash by creating a project where all the product used are at least one year old (no new stuff).
"Reuse:" Do a project with left overs from a previous project.
"Recycle:" Do a project with an item that was used for something else first.

We will be offering a random Grand Prize for one participant.
Participants can get their name in for the Grand Prize by 1) becoming a follower of Sassy Lil' Sketches, 2) leaving a comment on each of the DT's Blog,
or 3) by doing the "Going Green" Challenge and linking it to Mr. Linky at by 9 P.M EST on Sunday, March 14th.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used "Reduce:" Reduce your stash by creating a project where all the product used are at least one year old (no new stuff). Everything that I have on this lay out is at least a year old, and I also believe that the paper is recycled because it was actually in my stash of scraps and I have no idea how old it is.

So lets begin this blog hop by going over and visiting Deanna's blog:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Here is the lay out that I did for the Dirty Scraps DT this month. We were suppose to use the word Dream and possibly spin it towards a dream that fell apart, or a dream that was never fullfilled, etc. I had a hard time with this one. I had already submitted a lay out for my marriage falling apart for another challenge and that was something that I just did not want to do again. I couldn't really dig deep enough for this one to come up with a dream that was shattered or never fullfilled. Heck maybe I'm one of those people that just lives day to day and doesn't have any dreams? Anyways I always liked this picture of me and the dolphin and I had always dreampt about wanting to one day swim with the dolphins, and this was a dream that was fullfilled. So this was the page that I decided to do. It is about DREAMS, just not shattered or broken dreams, this was a dream that came true for me.

Here is what the challange reads:

We all have them...hopes, dreams, fears... but this time I wanted to concentrate on those dreams, more specifically acknowledging those shattered dreams. Scrap about a shattered dream.Maybe your dream was to have 2.5 kids a home and a successful career. But you are divorced and raising the kids on your own. Maybe your dream was to be a dancer? Heck maybe it was to be a secretary? We all grow up and even if they are not our prominent dreams and we are completely satisfied with our current lives...we all had those dreams that sort of flew away. I love my life but I can think of several dreams I did not see through. It's NOT a bad thing, it is just life and the way life flows. I truly believe it is a positive thing because out path in life leads us on many roads, not just the ones we plan for. You can take this layout in any direction you want :)
Now go get dirty!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches

Sassy Lil Sketches has amazing Sketches for you to follow and create your own beautiful pages! I have so much fun every month when I have to design a page for their sketches and totally look forward to it always. Here is the sketch that I got to play with:

So jump on over to their site and play along! Its alot of fun!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dental work

I have recently went through dental work on my mouth. Lots of things were done that I have been wanting done for awhile so that I would have a better smile. I am finally on the road to recovery after having some stuff done this past week, and Im very happy with my new and improved smile.

I also want to share a picture of the hair style that I am trying to grow mine out for. I love this style and right now Im smack dab in the middle of the growing out part which I hate. But this is what I want my hair to look like.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Cute paper flowers

I saw this idea on a site and I thought, how cute are those? I have everything here to make these, Im gonna do it. So you use your Cricut with the accent essentials cartridge, cut the flowers in 4 different sizes, I did mine 1 1/2 inches, 2 inches, 2 1/2 inches and 3 inches. Take these flowers and put them through your swiss dot embossing folder by cuttlebug, or any other embossing one that you want to use. Ink the edges, then curl them. I used my bone to curl the edges. I then put a hole in the center of the purple one and attached a big rhinestone brad, and attached the leaves. On the off white one I used a button and actually sewed the button to the center.