Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blog Candy giveaway!

Check out Melissa's blog for a chance to win some awesome blog candy! Her artwork is magnificent and great ways to go green.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


I've been out of the loop for awhile! Summer always is sooo busy! Who ever talked about the lazy days of summer must not have had any children! Haha! I'm very humbled to say that I have received some blog awards. I will be adding those to my blog. Thank you so much! All of you are so very kind! Stay tuned for my next posts. Enjoy each and everyday- for each is a gift from God.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Disney Exploding Photo Box

This was such a fun box to make! The directions are from a Close To My Heart consultant and I am so sorry that I don't remember your name so please leave a comment and take credit for this fun project :0) Creative Memories had the perfect paper pack called Disney Vacation Power Palette kit (637602) We went there in 2007 so it was time for me to get some of the photos scrapped! My daughters and I had a great time looking through all of the pictures. I still have tons more to scrap, but at least I got a start! My husband, Les was even excited to check out my project when I was finished. Thanks honey!
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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Announcing Princess Emily!

It isn't to often that Emily will let me get her all dress up AND pose for the camera. She had just gotten her hair cut and even let me curl it. She is always such a cutie, but, today she is a princess!
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A new found addiction!

As if paper crafting isn't enough- I have discovered the fabulous pasttime of knitting! My husband is so excited(haha). He simply asks when I'm going to finish our childrens scrapbook and I say finish? If I have my camera in hand and all the wonderful Close To My Heart goodies how can I ever really finish? He just doesn't seem to understand(sigh). But, I think once he is snuggled under a nice,warm knitted blanket he won't mind. That will be sometime in the distant future since it is 85 degrees out now! Gives me time to practice!
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Just Be You! card

I just love the new Bella paper pack! I did up this cute little card for a Close To My Heart unit swap and it is perfect for this time of the year! I adapted a card sketch from the Originals Card Confidance Program(9032) This book is great if you have a mental block when it comes to creating a card. I used the level 2 paper pack Bella(X7114B) The sweet baby in the pot is stamped using Flower Child(D1248)and colored with watercolor pencils(3505) and then I used a blending pen(3174)to softed the colors. I also used the stamp set Treasures of the heart(C1271) on the front and inside. The flower is from the Just Blooms Big Pinks(Z1033) and a pewter bitty brad(Z199)to attach it.
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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Close To My Heart Summer Idea Book Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop! Over 40 Close To My Heart consultant are working together to kick off the summer Idea Book which goes live on May 1st. Sneak peaks are always awesome! How it works is after you are done checking out my artwork click on the link at the end of my post to move onto the next amazing blog and check out more beautiful artwork! Here we go!
I am featuring the level 2 paper pack "Bella" and the featured colors are creme brulee, hollyhock, olive and smokey plum. Stamp sets that I used are:
Baroque Alphabet E1006
Playful flourishes D1212
Some fun accessories I used are:
White daisy mini-medley Z113 The crocheted flowers are colored with ink.
Mini glue dots Z341
3D foam tape Z1151
Now on to the next very talented consultant Katie Paterson

Be sure to visit all the Consultant at their Blogs to get some great craft ideas and see the new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!

Just in case you get stuck here is a list of all participating bloggers!
Erin Herring
Penny Doucette
Kathleen Rensel
Jessica Moore
Colleen Porter
Sherry Thompson
Jen Patrick
Corey Acton
Amy Edwards
Amy Schultz
Tresa Black
Leslie Kolic
Rebecca Garrison
Miranda Kurz
Terrie Dodd
Traci Tanimura
Debora Mcelhany
Katie Paterson
Michelle Robinson
Lori Scott
Amberlyn Gentry
Wendy Kessler
Meredith Burgess
Vicky Sullivan
Caren Goldstein
Jena Devries
Kami Welter
Traci Godbee
Julie Banzon
Laurel Seabrook
Alisan Smith
Haley Dyer
Dawn Heuft
Ali Creel
Helen Onulak
Jean McNulty
Aaron Brown
Julie Lane
Carrie Zrodlowski

Monday, April 27, 2009

Stay tuned.....let's blog hop!

May 1st the new Close To My Heart summer Idea Book will go live! To kick off the fabulous event I will be participating with over 40 other Close To My Heart consultants! We will be showcasing amazing new creations using the new products via their blogs! So stay tuned....

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I'm so excited!!!

I am sooo excited!!! I have came across the most AMAZING jewelry!!! Michele Baratta has an INCREDIBLE line of photo jewelry along with some other very beautiful creations that are hand made in the USA!!! Yes, you read the correctly, hand made in the USA!!! I fell in LOVE with the beauty of her craftsmanship and since I have such a passion for photography and scrapbooking I knew that this would fit in perfectly!!! So I have taken a leap of faith and have become a Michele Baratta at home consultant! What's better than scrapbooking and jewelry?! A SALE!!! Mother's Day is quickly approaching and Michele Baratta is offering 20% off. Visit my website thru May 6th and enter code momday to recieve your 20% discount and your purchase will also be gift wrapped for FREE!!! Just remember to enter the code momday!
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Life Delights Memory Showcase

Wow! This was a super fun, easy project! It came with all the goodies, a 9x9 accordian album, preprinted paper, stickease, a variety of accessories and instructions on top of all that! All for $12.95 plus shipping and handling (Z1199)
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Announcing Princess Hannah and her Prince...Daddy!

Hannah and her daddy, Les attended a very special father/daughter Purity Ball. Hannah's little sister, Emily chose not to attend this year, but I do hope that she will go next year. Les was so excited to accompany Princess Hannah he even went out a bought a new suit! He looks very "dapper" as Emily and I said!
Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Perfect Day Easter Lay Out

Once again I was blessed with getting together with the gals from my Hostess Club. We did the left page during our club and I whipped up the right page today. I'm still catching up (haha!) so pics are from 2006! I haven't been scrapbooking in any paticular order lately. I just do whatever fits my whim. It seems to work so I will go with it! Here is my list of goodies I used:
Perfect Day Level 2 paper pack X7100B
Boutique Alphabet E1002
Bunny Love B1324
Easter Eggs Feb. SOTM
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Monday, March 23, 2009

I'm paper?!

Now I know why I am obsessed with paper! After taking a fun little quiz about "what scrapbook item are you?" I came up as paper! This is what my results had to say: You are an all natural basic person who likes to act as a foundation to others. You are willing to take a backseat in most of your relationships and let others take the spotlight, while you show your support and help them shine! Underneath it all, you are the one who makes it all happen. You are the focus and stability in any group, even if you are not the leader. Others look to you to set the pace and provide ideas for ways to get things done. But Paper Beware - sometimes you get a little edgy with people who look to you for support and can give them some papercut remarks that can hurt their feelings. Remember to watch what you say, because you are best when leading by example. Now it's your turn! Take the quiz in the right column. Be sure to leave a comment as to what scrapbook item you are!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Butterfly Wings

Spring is finally here! the weather is warming up and the robins have blessed our yard with their presence! The March stamp of the month is Butterfly Wings (D1341A) and is the cuttest stamp set! I teamed it up with Paper Garden (X7094B) using blush, petal, clover meadow, buttercup, and desert sand. To add alittle sparkle I used Prizma glitter. This card brings a smile to my face and makes me think about my little sis Heather who loves butterflies! Happy Spring!
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dream Big!

I'm working on cards for my Greetings Galore stamp camp and whipped up this fun card! I used the incredible Level 2 paper pack Emporium (X7105B)along with stamp sets:
Card Commentary C1281
Spot on Backgrounds D1280
Boutique Alphabet E1003
Playful Flourishes D1212
For a little bling I used Sparkles (Z1104)
Colors are cocoa and vanilla cream cardstock, sweet leaf, crystal blue, and indian corn blue ink pads.
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Forward, March!

Now is the perfect time to become a Close To My Heart Consultant! Choose up to TWO organizational products and get 50% off of them! Visit my CTMH website for more details!
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Birthday cards

I recently made up a few birthday cards for 3 gals from my bible study and I think they turned out great! I used the same pattern for each (thanks to a fellow CTMH contultant for the pattern!) I used the Emporium level 2 pater pack(x7105b) Perfect Day level 2 paper pack (x7100b) Key to my Heart paper pack ( January promo). Stamp sets are Celebrate Life (c1287) and Happy Birthday (c1257) and of course my cricut to cut out the ovals. For the butterfly I stamed Brown staz on ink onto transparency paper and used bonding memories glue and prizma glitter.
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Monday, March 2, 2009

Mini Altered Composition Notebooks


I made these for my Brownie troop as gifts and I think they turned out so cute! The monogram is made with my cricut. I don't know how I would get by with oout my cricut. I love it!
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

January Hostess Club lay out

I have been so blessed with the opportunity to get to know an amazing group of gals who get together one evening every other month and rotate hostess benifts. This month we worked on a 1 page lay out, other months we have made cards or other paper crafts. We used the Aspen level 2 paper pack. Stamp set are Snowfake kisses, Spot on Backgrounds, Rustic Alphabet, Winter Memories and Chocolate Alphas Large. Stamping techniques used are random stamping, generation and the kissing technique. Now to find the perfect winter picture!
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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Meet Sophie- our doodle


This is Sophie our Goldendoodle. She is a cross between a golden retriever and a standard poodle. She is 3 years old and full of LOVE! She is definately the most loyal and friedly dog that I have ever had! She keeps me company during the day while the girls are at school and is always up for a game of fetch. Beware! If you happen to visit our home- just one pet to this big ol' moose is a sigh to Sophie that you are not to stop! Our family has been so blessed by this awesome girl. She is also my inspiration for the name of my blog "McDoodles scrappin place"
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