Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Your very Own Princess Ring!!

The Shelby Gem Factory is the very BEST place to find the Kate Middleton engagement ring but at a much more affordable price then the original. The Shelby Gem Factory has been family owned and operated for 40 years. Check out their gorgeous inventory!!

Very similar to Princess Diana's royal engagement ring. Now known as Kate Middleton's engagement ring. The ring features an Oval Shelby Blue Sapphire surrounded by 14 sparkling Shelby Simulated Diamonds all set in Solid 14kt white gold. They can make a ring styled like this with smaller or larger gems.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Good Old Fashion Family Christmas

My husband and I have made an annual trip to Fischer's Tree Farm to cut down the perfect tree since before we were married. Eleven years later it has become a great family tradition. The kids really look forward to it. In the beginning John and I would spend hours searching for the perfect tree. You know "the one" that starts to glow and says AWWWWWWWW!!! I'm happy to report that no ones eyes were frozen and we didn't forget the saw hahaha, with three kids in tote we're pretty quick about it these days. I've learned that it doesn't have to be perfect. Once you put the lights and ornaments on they always look great. Part of our tradition is taking a family photo in front of the tree, which often becomes the picture on our Christmas card. I have to say this is one of my favorite traditions that we've started. Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!!! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Just a little Toot!!

When I came home from grocery shopping tonight I had an email. It said my banner was featured on a website today. I've never been featured on anything before. It always feels good when someone notices your work. So go check out this cool scrappin' site Simple Scrapper. Thanks so much for featuring my Give Thanks banner.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Video of Thanksgiving Banner

Here is a little look at how I made my Thanksgiving banner. Sorry about the sound still trying to work out the kinks. Thanks for stoppin' by!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Kit For Sale***SOLD OUT***

Kioshi Mini Album Kit:

I designed this kit after this album that I made a little while ago.

All papers are 6x6 Basic Grey Kioshi collection.

To purchase this kit go to the link Kits For Sale at the top of my blog under the header.
Thanks so much!!! If you have any questions you can always email me @

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thanksgiving Banner

I finally finished my Thanksgiving banner and just in time. I love how it turned out. It was alot of work with all the different layers and textures but so much fun to make.

Thanks for stoppin' by!!!

Craft Fair Projects

Here are a couple of things I helped my friend Jenny make for a local craft fair. You should check out her blog at Lakeshore Stamping for more great projects and upcoming events.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sneak Peek of "Give Thanks" Banner

I just wanted to give you guys a peek at what I'm working on right now. Hopefully I'll be done in the next few days. Thanks for stoppin' by!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Cupcakes Yum! Yum!

I made these cupcakes for Loch's Halloween Party at school.

Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe:
Bake 350 for 20-25 min.
Makes approx. 30 cupcakes

4 eggs
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 cup oil
1 16oz. can pumpkin
2 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda

-Mix all ingredients together. Scoop into cupcake tin and bake at 350 for about 20-25 min. If you want a cake instead pour mixture into 15x10 pan and bake, same temp. and time.

Cream cheese frosting:

3 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup marg. or butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cup powdered sugar

-Soften butter and cream cheese, just slightly. Mix together and slowly add in sugar and then add vanilla.

Bat Toothpicks-Cupcake Topper

So super easy to make and adds so much. These bats are the perfect size for the toothpicks.

Materials used:
-Bat punch from Stampin' Up
-Black card stock
-Toothpicks (I sniped off the points)
-Sticky strip
-White gel pen

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Crumpled Flower Tutorial

Materials I used: EK Success large & medium retro flower punch, pattern paper, pearl glimmer mist and glue.

Tips: If you don't have these punches you could use a flower die or scissors to cut out your own flowers. You can also use plain water instead of glimmer mist.

Step 1: Punch out 3 large flowers and 3 smaller flowers. You can use pattern paper or solid card stock depending on the look you want.

Step 2: Spray a light mist on to both sides of all the flowers. I used pearl glimmer mist but you can use any color. If you don't have any glimmer sprays you can use water.

Step 3: After you spray the flower carefully crumple them up into balls.

Step 4: Carefully unfold all the flowers except for 1 of the smaller ones. Make sure to leave the edges slightly crumpled. You can also ink the edges of the petals to give a more defined look.

Step 5: Place a small dot of your favorite glue in center of flowers. Make sure you alternate the petals when you stack them.

Step 6: Then place the small flower that is still in a ball into the center of the flowers. If you want a more distressed look take your fingers and scrunch or twist the petals.

Its that simple!! Now you can make flowers to coordinate with any project. They're very similar to some Prima flowers that I bought but much cheaper to make. I learned this from Gabrielle Pollacco and I thought I'd share it with you, thanks Gabrielle.

Thanks for stoppin' by!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

HUGE Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Tag

I watched Alice in Wonderland all the time as a kid. It was the 1985 TV Movie with Natalie Gregory, Sammy Davis Jr., Carol Channing and many others. The animated version is ok but this one was by far my favorite. Till this day everytime I make PB&J sandwich I think about the song "Jam tomorrow jam yesterday but never ever jam today" lol. If you've never seen this version you should try to find it, a must see. I just love this collection. I wanted to make something with this collection but I didn't have time to start another mini. This HUGE tag was a very quick and easy idea. This is the first HUGE tag that I've made. I've been wanting to create one for a while. I loved it and I know this won't be the last. I saw Arlene's tag and it inspired me create my own, thanks Arlene. It was so simple to make and I'd have to say it is one of my favorite projects that I've created.

Images from the TV movie

Halloween Paper Bag Mini

I used the Eerie Collection from Basic Grey. This collection is from last year. I kept this album really simple. I challenge myself to use mostly paper and the elements from the collection. I usually use my Big Shot & dies for every page lol, just love that machine. I only used one die and that was on the cover. So it is possible to use the paper collection and other papers and not use fancy die cut machines. I left a lot of room for picture and journaling. I would not suggest binding/assembling your paper bag albums like this. I was at a crop when I started this album. I don't know about you but I'm not always really focused when I'm at a crop. I get to chattin' and either don't get anything done or come home with the what was I thinking project. I wasn't thinking straight when I put the paper onto the bags lol. Oh well I made do b/c I can't bare to waste the paper and start over.

Thanks for stoppin' by.

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