Tuesday, January 31, 2012

PAPER SMOOCHES stamps on sale TODAY! is the LAST day!!

If you love Paper Smooches as much as I do, and love their fab price... YOU won't want to miss the fabulous Sale over on OhScrap.com

Only a few hours left to get 25% off all Paper Smooches stamp sets... act fast the sale ends tomorrow at midnight! use promo code CHA25 www.ohscrap.com

25% off means you can get lots!!! OhScrap.com has fab prices and outstanding customer service.. My purchases are always handled with care and shipping is fast...


Happy Stamping!!


Head over to the below link for a FAB Giveaway!!


Monday, January 30, 2012

Alzheimer's is a Horrible disease... Help me in the FIGHT!

Hello Friends,
I am very passionate about Alzheimer's Disease. My father suffers and just on Saturday we experienced the scariest thing.. It was 11am and I walked passes my parents bedroom and saw the room empty. I walked to our family room and saw my mom taking a nap sitting up on the couch. I asked, Mom where is Dad? and she said, oh he's sleeping. I informed her he wasn't in the room. (sidebar- my dad gets very confused and disoriented and doesn't like walking around) I searched every room in our house and panic set in. My dad was gone.. I ran into the living room and saw the door closed but unlocked. In my jammies, I ran outside and started yelling dad... nothing... Paul in the mean time got our keys and started driving around the neighborhood. I drove around too and my mom stood home.. We searched everywhere and stopped anyone walking to ask if they've seen my dad.. Finally after what seemed like hours, I came upon a black truck and pulled up aside him.. I started to ask about seeing my dad and the man moved back and there was my dad sitting next to him..
You don't know how happy I was...
My dad had wandered 4 blocks away in his pjs, no shoes and was found by this very kind man. The man had driven him around for approx 35 min before I found them.  My dad couldn't tell the man his name nor did he know how to find our home... If you have a family member or friend with Alzheimer's you know how incredibly scary and sad this disease is..  I see my father suffering and over the past year he has had so many additional medical conditions. I need to be his voice.. I have started a team and we accomplished out first fundraising walk last Oct.
Today, I ask you to help. Use your voice and signature... Below is a link to the foundations petition.
If you can find a few minutes to read it and sign it I'd appreciate it so so much..

From my family and I...I thank you dearly!



Saturday, January 28, 2012

FABULOUS NEWS! Come see....

Hello my fabulous friends,
The Fabulous Ladies over at Creative Scrapbook Divas have invited me to join their team... I have accepted and am now a DT for CSDivas... The official announcement will be posted tomorrow..
If you are not a fan of their blog already please go follow us.. http://creativescrapbookingdivas.blogspot.com . You can also find us on FB under Creative scrapbooking Divas where we share tips, techniques, fun challenges etc..

I'm running a Thank You card Challenge on the CSDIVAS blog that ends on January 31st. If you haven't linked up your project for a chance to win.. GO do so.. You have a few days left...

I'm so excited to join these talented Divas...

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Scrapbooking day...

Hello Friends,
I'm having such an accomplished day.. I have been scrapbooking and trying to finish up my 2011 book.. I had stalled thinking I needed to find the perfect DIGI hot dog to complete my PINK'S Hot Dog page.. I finally looked in my WORD programs clip art and found one that I printed on both red and kraft paper. I then paper pieced it and used chalk to darked the colors and make the Hot dog more authentic. I used Sizzix dies for the PINKS and printed a 1940's pic of the hot dog stand..
here's my pages and I hope you liked them..

I told Paul I'm making him famous on my blog.. LOL

The Craft's Meow ~ GO "LIKE" their Facebook page

I hope you are all doing well... Please head over to THE CRAFT'S MEOW on FB and Like her page... If you haven't discovered her fabulous stamp company then now is a perfect time to go check her out.. You'll find lovely card samples and inspiration as well as a lovely company owner.. She's a local company and I've purchased from her.   www.thecraftsmeow.blogspot.com  she has a blog too...

Her stamps match some of Spellbinder's dies... It's a win win...

Please go like her page and help her get to 1250 likes.. there's also giveaways...


Monday, January 23, 2012

Whimsie Doodles January challenge... event New JOB...

Hello friends,
I am entering the below card in the Whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com challenge.. I'm excited.. This will be my first challenge with them.. They have such cute Digi designs..

This card is a Congratulations ~ sending love card for a NEW JOB...

I hope it is chosen...
Happy Crafting,

Fab time over at CPS card Sketches... 252

Hello Friends,
It's a very cold and windy day here in Hesperia, CA.. I've spent the afternoon making some "JUST BECAUSE" cards and am submitting the below card for the CPS card Sketch 252challenge...

here's the orig sketch for inspiration:

and here is my card!                                                                                                                                 

I used pattern paper by Michael's stores and my new Stamp set "believing Butterfly" by Market Street Stamps..                                                                                                                                                      

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Help Congratulate and Celebrate the fabulous Jessica....

Hi All,
I'm so excited to be hopping along today to celebrate a great new friend.. Jessica Shelton has her own blog and celebrates her ONE year anniversary... Please stop by and join in and grab a chance at some wonderfully generous prizes..


Jessica's Blog today has an added bonus to participate.. I'd love to participate using Jessica's past post as inspiration.. here's her layout..

I created the following card... using a jar die from sizzix and the bee is also a sizzix... Love these two paired up..                                                                                                                                                 

Happy day all...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

CraftySteals card challenge...

Hello again, I'm having a great time making cards and staying warm today. It's super windy here in the High Desert of CA.

I've decided to enter another challenge.. I love prizes and having fun..

here's the card sketch to follow..

I created another bday card for this one... I can't decide which to send my friend now.. LOL                   

Have a fabulous Kreative evening all...


CardPattern challenge Sketch 149

Hello friends,
I've been home Kreating all day and decided to enter the Card Pattern challenge over at cardpatterns.blogspot.com..

I decided to make the card as a birthday card for a dear friend... here it is...

Happy Crafting...

Post Office Tip~

Hi Friends,

Today is the last day to get your FOREVER stamps at the post office for just $8.80 a book... Tomorrow postal rates go up one penny... Yes, not much but I needed more and thought why not save...

The local post office said, any 5x5 envelopes and A6 envelopes will be going for .65 and all A2 envelopes will be .45.. rates went up a little on Flat rate boxes and envelopes too... SO go get your Forever stamps before tomorrow...


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ribbon Organization time...

Hello Friends,

I was looking through my ribbons bin today to find a little something special and I finally got bothered by the small zip-loc of tangled organza.. I've had this bag through the years and as I get pretty gifts with organza, I save it and add it to my stash..
Here is what I was working with.. LOL
AWE! Right??

I have been wanting to iron the ribbon with a very light touch of the iron to straighten then colors and get these organized. I tend to only use the nice spooled ribbons in my collection. Time to put my idea to the test.. I brought out a towel and my iron and got to work. Very carefully tap the ribbon with the iron and make sure not to burn them. I used cardstock scraps of kraft and white paper to wrap the now flat ribbons and organize them by color..

Here's the finished result..

I can now organzie my ribbons bin and have them look pretty.. LOL

Happy Organizing!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

from Plain to FABULOUS

Hello Friends,

I've had a great time today decorating a Journal for a very special Teenager... This month my BFF's daughter turns 13... As you all know these are the precious years that will shape her and her character.. I picked up a few blank journals from Target to keep around just for this type of special occasion..  I took one out and because she loves PINK, I made it special just for her with a private message on the inside flap.  I also Kreated a special bday card so on Tuesday I will be at the post office bright and early getting her gift ready for send off...

I've taken a couple of pictures to show a before and after.. The purple journal is still blank ready for the next gift need.

I hope she loves it...


Happy Day Everyone,

The following is my latest post over at CSDIVAS... I hope you all come join in on the challenge fun..

Hello Friends,
Have you taken time to craft this year? I was at my local Michael's store and found a dollar bin full of fabulous CUPCAKE wrappers. I bought a couple packs with the intentions of making great desserts. As I walked further, I saw some pre-packaged die cut flowers and of course grabbed them. THEN my crafting friends, I had a LIGHT BULB moment....
I can save money, have more choices and use my left over wrappers from past baking projects..
I brought out my BIG Kick and Sizzix Tattered Floral die by JIM HOLTZ ~ I used 2 wrappers that I battered by floding, rolling and scrunched up.. I made them look wrinkled then straightened them out and cut them in half to cover both the small and medium flower dies.
here are the steps and results.

The fun and possibilities are endless...
Have a great time and make each flower your OWN...
Come join me at CSDIVAS...

Monday, January 9, 2012

It's Monday Fun day..

Hello Friends,

Thanks to all my new followers.. I'm so blessed to have you join me. I hope to get to know each of you..

I am so excited this morning.. and looking to all my crafty friends fo some help..

I have a wonderful friend Michelle who was so awesome and surprised me with fabulous buttons in several colors so I can add them to any of my projects.. Thank you Michelle... I've purchased a box to seperate out the colors and LOVE them.. I have three spaces left in the organizer and I think it's just enough space to add WHITE, SILVER AND GOLD buttons... some shimmer...

Do you have suggestions on where to buy buttons? I've looked at Michael's and Joann's but I didn't find packs of great buttons.. How do you purchase buttons??

Any help is much appreciated...

Happy Crafting!

Friday, January 6, 2012

it's finally friday and one last day until a winner is chosen

Hi all, don't forget to stop by CSDIVAS to join my challenge and have fun. tomorrow I pick a winner. You still have time..
My friend Teresa is also giving blog candy over at her blog  tickellexpressions.blogspot.com

it's all about sharing and creating and having fun!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

I have found a great company full of FAB Digi's and templates

Hello Friends, I have been working on some blog hops today and stumbled upon the following company..

I highly recommend this company and hope that you'll go and check them out.. I am a believer in sharing great info..


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Have you recovered from the weekend?

Hello Friends,

It's January 3rd and the year is off to a great start.  I've had a bit of a head cold the last few days but am currently scrapbooking to catch up to my photos from 2011... Have you organized and finished your 2011 scrapbook yet? I'm behind but on the right track.

I'm the guest designer for January over at CSDIVAS... Have you come to visit and join the challenge I've set? http://creativescrapbookingdivas.blogspot.com/    You still have time to create those special Thank You's needed all year round... Handwritten Thank You's show so much more than a quick thanks. They show you are grateful and took time out of your busy day to stop and reflect on whatever it is your grateful for... If you aren't in the habit of sending them now is the time to KREATE and START! 2012 is a time for new beginnings, set yourself up for greatness....


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! 2012 is here!!!

Hello Friends,
Many WISHES of Blessings to you and your families as 2012 begins... May you find yourselves happy, healthy and prosperous...
I am so grateful to God, my family, friends and loved ones... My new friends and to a new year full of adventure.

It's January and that means you should pop over to CSDIVAS and visit me as I'm the Guest DT this month... http://creativescrapbookingdivas.blogspot.com/

see you all there...

Love and Hugs..