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Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Today I am sharing a picture of one of two tiles that I made as gifts, I didn't get to take a picture of the other one.  I actually thought the receipient would keep it at work but she took it home.  The tile pictured was made for my manager as she seems to enjoy handmade items.  This was my first time making tiles using vinyl, I backed them with adhesive felt and included the stand.  This is a project that I will more than likely be doing again, now I need more vinyl.  The elephant and greek letters are both from the silhouette store.

I am sharing this project for the Freestyle challenge #180  over at Hiding in my Craft Room.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll visit again soon.  Best wishes to you and yours for a prosperous new year!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Another Gift

Recently I was a participant in a Traveling Gift exchange over at Scraps of Color where I altered a letter for my partner.  When my daughter saw it she said I should do one for her so I did!  I just went through my stash pulling out embellishments all of which I didn't use.  The crown because she is our princess, the ladybug because that's one of her nicknames, the purse because she is a shoe and purse addict, the megaphone because she is cheerleader and the blue flowers and bling because blue is her favorite color!  Always happy to use my stash, hope that I will do a better job in 2015 of only buying only what I need.

Take care and have a wonderful week.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and yours a wonderfully blessed holiday season.  I got this bright idea at the ninth hour to make some gifts for family., which is really a labor of love so today I am sharing two of those gifts.  The first gift pictured above is the album cover for one of the scrapbooks that I did for my brother -in-law.  Earlier this year I gave him the first album and since I had more pictures left  I decided to do this one.

The second gift is a floating frame using a split monogram letter from the Silhouette store, I think it came out okay for a first.  I will have to try it again and fine tune it, I gave my cameo a workout making vinyl projects.

Creative Blogger Award

Season's greetings and a special thank you to my crafty friend Karen over at Still Young and Croppin for nominating me for this award.  Head on over to her blog for some great inspiration as she is such a talented scrapbooker/cardmaker!

Being a recipient of this award, I am suppose to answer some questions that will allow you to get to know me a little better in relation to my crafting style.

What am I currently working on?
I am currently working on holiday cards, and projects; I am so far behind with my LOs which my first love.  I hope to get some LOs completed if I can I find some me time over the next few weeks.  I am off work some but there is always something to do or somewhere to go, visiting family and friends and attending social events.

What is my signature style?
I am a firm believer in less is better so my style is clean and simple.  Even though I have a lots of stuff I tend to use the same things all the time.  I don't scrap trends, I just do my own thing, whatever pleases me!

How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
My inspiration comes mainly from my desire to document,I  am the drummer that beats to my own beat.  I like to browse the Internet, magazines, blogs and hang out on The Scraps of Color board.  There is so much to see that it can be overwhelming,  my friends also keep my inbox full of things to see and do.

How does my creative process work?
Now that's hard and I am not sure I have enough space or time!  I usually just go for it when I am working on a project, maybe that's why I stick to clean and simple and it may take me forever to do the simplest of things.  Since I am very unorganized it is easier for me to keep it simple.  When working on LOs once I choose the pictures everything else is somewhat of a routine depending on whether the LO will be shared for a challenge and then I will have other specific requirements.

Enough about me and on to the next blog of awesomeness so I nominate my sista friend Felisa.  I met Felisa a few years ago on a Provocraft's cricut cruise and we have bee nurturing our friendship almost daily since meeting.  Head on over to her blog at TheScrapinDiva so you can get to know her and be inspired.

Thank you for your visit and do come back again!

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Today I am sharing a card that I made for one of my co-workers that recently announced her resignation, she has a new job.  The inspiration for this card came from one of the free project flyers that I picked up at JoAnns.  The paper used on the card came from a Crate Paper paper pad that I picked up from Tuesday Morning on clearance last Spring.  The bird and cage are cuts from the cricut  Serenade cartridge,  the ribbon and bling from Recollections and a Sandylion Essentials flower.  I am so looking for some downtime so I can work on some LOs

Monday, December 15, 2014

Card Sharing

It has been sometime since I shared on my blog but I pushed myself today to get some cards ready to go postal this week.   Today I am sharing a card that I am sending to a child that has cancer and has requested handmade cards.  Several requests for cards have been shared on facebook and posted as challenges on other blogs.

I used an embossing folder for the sentiment, the echo park deer came from the SIL store and was cut with the cameo, a layer of snow, added some stickles and stars and the card was complete. I am sharing this for  week #48 anything goes blog challenge over at Scraps of Color,  I have just one more project to post and I will have participated in this challenge for the entire year!