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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

First Snow

Today's LO uses pictures from our first snow for winter 2013, it was beautiful coming down at night without too much fanfare.  This particular LO is being submitted for challenges over at Scraps of Color  for January's I Scrapbook, Therefore I AM challenge and the Use it or Lose it challenge over at Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack.  It is a winter/snow theme LO (SOC) and the tool that I used was my SLICE for the title (Scrap Shack).  I used a creative memories paper pack that inlcuded the stickers and the rhinesones (which you can't see in the picture) are from my stash.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Hot Chocolate Anyone!

We've had some really cold temps lately and just thinking about a warm cup of gourmet hot chocolate is so soothing!  I don't drink coffee but I can drink hot chocolate all year long, it just so good with a serving of whip creme.  So today's LO is one that I made for my smash book and for a challenge over at Scraps of Color where we were to scrap our favorite winter hot beverage (FWHB).  The cup of hot chocolate was cut using my cameo and the title I cut the title with my cricut; I used two different cartridges but I can't remember which one now and the flowers are recollections!  I worked on my daughter's smash book over the weekend, I may share some of its pages later.  Have a good day and stay warm, we are expecting warmer temps within the next few days.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Swap Partner Reveal

I am excited and happy to share with you some 'happy mail' that I received earlier this week.  Over at Scraps of Color I was participating in the Secret Sistah Holiday Swap, I've shared with you previously all of the goodies that I have received.  Today I'm sharing a picture of the last gift that I received where the identity of my partner was revealed.  I'm so happy that I was paired with such an awesome person, she has blessed with me so much and I am most grateful!  I won't have to buy any scrappin' goodies for quite some time!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday Wanderings

Its so cold outside, I just want to curl up under the covers and sleep.  I'm still trying to get over the loss of a friend (former co-worker), its just so hard right now.  Its funny how life throws you curve balls that you never expect and anxiety just kicks in and everything is just thrown off.  I just have to keep holding on to the fact that in the fullness of time all things will end well.

Over at Scraps of Color I am participating in a cricut cartridge exploration challenge.  Today I'm sharing the anniversary card that I made using the Something to Remember cartridge.  It is actually the project in the cartridge booklet, I used items from my stash including some paper that I received recently as a gift. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Families are Forever

Today as we celebrate the MLK holiday and the inauguration of President  Obama for his second term I hope you'll take some time to reflect on how far our nation has come and remember that there is still more to be done!

Today I am sharing a LO that I created for the title page for our farmily reunion album, no its not done but I'm getting there!  I went to a crop on Saturday and finished my altered rolodex cards for the swap and I was able to work on this LO and one other one too; so I felt it was a good scrappin' day.  The LO uses a cut from the cameo and the cricut expression.  All in all I was pleased with the LO after adding a few more embellishments after I took the picture so this is not the final LO.

Friday, January 18, 2013

TP Roll Revisited

Its Friday, the work day has gone by extremely fast since I came in on a  little late.  We got a little bit of snow last night and this morning there were problems with "black ice" and  trees that fell because it had been raining for the last few days. So now I have my snow pictures to scrap for the season! 

Today I'm sharing a fairly simple project that I made as a protoype for a swap that I'm in.  I wanted to make one before I actually had to share/swap one with someone else.  In keeping with my less is better theme I think it came out fairly cute!  It is a toilet paper roll treat holder that I covered with paper from a black and white paper pack that I got on clearance from HL some time ago.  I just glued the bottom of the roll with my hot glue gun, added a beaded handle and a few other embellishments and it was done!  The strand of beads used for the handle was a RAK from Felisa over at The ScrapinDiva, and the lace on the bottom and the bling/gems were a RAK from Kenya over at Krafthead Kreations.  I am thankful for my scrappin' friends as they are such a blessing, thanks again ladies.  All other items used were from my stash, so there you have another less is better project by yours truly!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Whatever Wednesday

Its Wednesday and I wanted to share a post but didn't finish the project that I wanted to share today.  Its rainy and cold outside here so I'd much rather be at home in the bed.  The weather is causing havoc  emotionally and physically right about now; it has been raining for the last three days.  Today I'm sharing an altered rolodex card that I created as I was working on some for a swap over at Scraps of Color.  The reason it takes me so long when I scrap is that I think I just put way too much into trying to step out of my zone.  Its even harder for me create in extra small spaces but I still took on the task.  I created several different rolodex cards and decided to share one of the cards that I decided not to use in the swap.  The card that I decided to use in the swap is actually two-sided.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll visit again soon.

Monday, January 14, 2013

One For the Birds

Trying to keep up with all of these scrappin' challenges and life challenges can take a toll.  Hello and Happy Monday, the weekend goes by way too fast!  We had a busy but fun weekend!  Today I'm sharing a card that I made for the blog challenge listed over on Scraps of Color.  The challenge was to use a bird on your project so I made a card  for someone that recently got a promotion on their job.  I'm still scrappin' my stash, even used my cuttlebug, the bird was cut from the heritage cricut cartridge and Congrats from the cindy loo cartridge.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Let's Celebrate

Today is my special day and special indeed as its my big day!  Its my birthday and I'm not making a big fuss nor am I expecting anyone else as I feel so blessed to have made it to this birthday!  I'll work most of the day, pick my daughter up from school  and we'll go hang out before I take her to aikido practice and then  we'll go to dinner once DH gets home.  I've already been showered with cards, greetings and flowers (from my son) so I'm smiling.  Last night my daughter decided she wanted to make a card (I knew she was making it for me even though she denied it)!  So today I'm sharing the card that she chose to make, she used the Cindy Loo cartridge, the card is a modified version of the project that's in the cartridge booklet.  I did most of the work but I'm still glad about the idea and effort put forth by my daugher.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Birthday

My birthday is this week so I'm celebrating all week, I'm not sure I'll post everyday but I'm celebrating anyway.  I finally used my Cameo so today I'm sharing a card that I made using a cut that I did with the cameo.  I like how it came out and I now know for sure that I need to spend more time playing with my new toy!  I used some paper from a stack (don't remember the name) that I picked up in Tuesday Morning sometime ago along with a piece of ribbon and bling;  all items was from my stash.  One of my scrappin' goals this year is to spend less and use more of what I have!  The card will be going postal soon to someone else who's celebrating their birthday this month.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy Mail

Its Friday and this was a short work week but it has felt long.  I need someone to beam me some positive energy and time to do all that I need and want to do!  I'm still purging and organizing so not too much scrappin' going on; I have been working on some of my signature simple greeting cards though!  Today I am sharing a picture of some happy mail that I received earlier this week, this was my 3rd package from my secret pal over at Scraps of Color.  I can't wait as there's one final gift to be received and the person's identity will be revealed!  Whoever it is I am grateful to them as they have been a blessing to me.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Celebrate Love

The blog challenge post over at Scraps of Color for Week 3 is: Glitz, Shimmer, and Shine!!--In honor of New Year's Eve/ New Year's Day Create a project with a little shimmer or go all out with LOTS of bling!! Your interpretation! 

I didn't have any New Year's Eve or New Year's Day pictures so I decided to share the LO that I completed using pictures from our vow renewl ceremoy in Orlando last year.  My one  word for 2013 is renew.  My daughter was in charge of taking the pictures and since everything was happening so fast and so many people were taking pictures she didn't get very many.  I still wanted to document the experience since it was a very enjoyable event even though we shared it with about 20 other couples.  I need to go back and find out the person that was officiating name so I can list it on the LO too since she's in the picture  taken after the ceremony.  I think I blinged it out quite well, I cut the word love from the cricut cartridge Graphically Speaking (I think)!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

I've been trying to post this greeting all day but as life would have it I am just getting around to it.  I hope that you all have happy, blessed and bountiful New Year.  I hope you have a year of good health, and prosperity.  My one word for this year is RENEW as I have some changes that need to be made in my life and I'm striving to be a better person each and every day so I don't make resolutions!  I have spent most of today trying to organize and purge my scrappin' area so that I can get more done this year and not spend so much time looking for stuff.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you'll return soon.