Monday, December 28, 2009

"Jingle" workshop layouts

Ok for those of you that still need to finish your "Jingle" layouts here they are. Thanks so much for your patience.

I am working like a busy bee to get things back in order. These layouts are so very fun. I hope you all took tons of photos this holiday season.

If you have questions please let me know. In the mean time have lots of fun putting your layouts together.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

For a Special Friend

Hello and. NO I have not fallen off the face of the earth. I have just been pulled in several different directions these last few weeks.

Anyway, I wanted to share a fun card I made for a very special friend. Well it didn't turn out how I had in visioned it in my brain, but it's the thought that counts right.

The colors are bright and fun. I enjoyed making it for her and I included a special gift with the card that I knew she could use. Below are the supplies I used to make the card. Click on each item to view them on my website.

Jingle paper pack
C1378 Heartfelt Christmas stamp set
Juniper Ink
Tulip Marker
Cranberry Ribbon Rounds

Sketch Challege: Mojo117

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Heyday Online Clearance Sale

Get all your holiday shopping done in one spot this year with our online clearance sale! Many items are 50% off, with some discounted as much as 80% off regular retail. The selection is incredible, too! Shopping begins Wednesday, December 2, at 9 a.m. and continues through Thursday, December 17 (11:59 p.m. MT) or while product supplies last!

Shopping begins Wednesday, December 2 at 9 a.m. MT. Sale has quantities restricted to FIVE per item to provide a smooth shopping experience for all customers.

Clearance items may not be combined with regular-priced items in a single shopping cart, and clearance purchases are not eligible for any Constant Campaign qualification or Stamp of the Month.

To start shopping click HERE to be taken to my website. Once you are on my website click on "shop on-line" or click the anchor image to get to the clearance sale items. If you have questions please let me know.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Ohhh my gosh. I just got back from seeing New Moon. I had some special connections and was able to see the premier tonight at 9:00pm so I didn't have to go to the midnight show. Either way it was well worth the wait. It was crazy. Can't say I have seen so many crazy women in one place before.

Well I will not spoil it for you other than to say what are you waiting for? Go see it and if you need a buddy to go with you give me a call.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Hello friends. I know you think I have fallen off the face of the earth. Things at my house have been crazy, and it never slows down. This year Thanksgiving is at my house so I have been cleaning, purging, and organizing like mad.

However, tonight I put it all aside and decided I needed some creative time. It was a great feeling. So here is a card I made with this weeks sketch over at mojo Monday.

I love this stamp set and I love creating it in non-traditional colors. Thanks so much for taking a moment to peek. Below is a list of items I used to make the card. The following items can be ordered on my website. Happy Thanksgiving and as you can see I have one Christmas card ready to go. Haha

Stamps: C1378 Heartfelt Christmas
Inks: Chocolate, Tulip
Paper: X7107B That's Amore level 2 paper pack
Accessories: Sparkles, Pretty Pins, Colonial White Ribbon
Sketch Challenge: Mojo113

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

FINALLY- October Workshops

YIKES. I am so sorry for the major delay on getting these posted. Sickness hit our house big time. I have done nothing for about 10 days. I think we are finally over all of that-hopefully. Anyway, here are the layouts from last month workshops (Twitterpated) for those that didn't get finished.

If you have questions please let me know.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Never a Dull Moment

Well as you can see there is never a dull moment at our house. Something is going on at all times. I guess that is good because I would hate to be bored. However, someday I want to be board for one day just to see what it feels like. Hahahah. Actually I love all the excitement at our house. It keeps me on my toes.

So I started out a few days by catching a bug. Not a cute bug like this one. The naughty bug I caught knocked me right off my feet for a few days. I attempted to be productive yesterday and get some photos on the workshop layouts that you are all waiting for me to post. It took me all day to get photos on one layout. Today is much better so maybe I can finish them up tonight and get them posted. Thanks for your patience.

So next on the agenda is the swim season starts this week. Well the competition part of it starts. Practice started several weeks ago. Anyway, as a kick off for the season it has been a standing tradition that we have a intra-squad meet on Monday. Therefore the night before the meet (in this case Fri night) the kids divide into the blue team and the white team. They go to each swimmers house and decorate there bedroom and there front yard. Here is Alyssa before she sets out to gather her team to start there decorating frenzy. She does make a very cute criminal don't you think.

Well, we have been decorated for 6 years straight between my two girls. Ohhh My Goodness what am I going to do next year when my yard and house is not decorated. Knowing me I will probably go out and TP my own house just because I will miss all this swim team fun.

Actually I think it really adds to my Halloween decor don't you?

Well, moving along Brandon had his last game of the season today (thank goodness). They are in the playoffs which I am happy for him but it can get nasty during playoff time.

This afternoon we rushed home from Brandon's game to get Lauren to a friends birthday party. They were to wear there Halloween costumes. She makes a cute little pirate. She had a blast. OHHH once again notice the Halloween decor in the background.
So I can't leave anyone out. Rachael is studying for mid-terms at BYU. Rach have fun and we are thinking of all the fun you must be having right now.- Love MOM

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wedding Shower

I have a wedding shower to go to tomorrow so I thought I would whip up a quick card. I went for a fall look instead of the pink frilly look. The inside of the card says "Forever Love" I love the feel of young love with this stamp set. Now all I need is a gift.

Below are the items I used to create the card:
Stamps: D1373 Childhood Portrait, D1337 Love Always (inside of card)
Inks: Cocoa, Honey, Twlight
Paper Pack: X7117B Grace Level 2
Accessories: Ribbon, Edge Anchors
Card Sketch: Mojo109

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Haunting

I started to post this several days ago and somehow became distracted. Haha that happens to me a lot. Anyway, the weekend hit and as you can see it's all down hill from there.
I just wanted to play with this stamp set. I used the "Color Me Monday" from two weeks ago. I just love these bright happy colors together, so I had to use them.
I have a friend that needs to be spooked so this card is for her.
The following products were used to create this card and can be ordered on my website:
Black Ribbon, brads
Challenge: Color Me Monday

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween Treat Tutorial

Are you looking for a quick Halloween treat to make? If so give these acetate boxes a try.

I love these little acetate boxes. These cute little guys are so fun. They work up really fast and can be use for anything. I did a little search on the web today and found the directions. So thanks so much to the original creator. Her name is found on the instruction sheet.

To download the instruction sheet click on "Acetate Boxes"

You will need the following supplies:
Tutorial (Click on link above)
Acetate (office supply store)
Cardstock or Background and Texture paper
Stamps, Inks, Ribbon

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Today is the day

Get ready for some HOME DECOR. Who said your pages can't make beautiful home decor pieces. Here is a page I made for my daughter to hang on her wall. The first photo is the page and then the second photo shows the page in a 12x12 frame. She loves it..........

Well today is the day that Chanse went into the MTC (missionary training center) to begin his two year mission for our church. It has been such an emotional week. Alyssa said goodbye to him last night. It was a very emotional evening for the two of them, but at the same time a very peaceful time. Today is not much better. We are all basket cases at our house.

All products are CTMH excent for the "Argentina stickers". I saw them at the last expo and knew I would be able to put them to good use.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Treasure Box Tutorial

I have had so many of you request to learn how to make these darling boxes. So I decided to post it here for all to enjoy. My downline Linda taught me how to make these boxes several years ago and I have made them for all occasions. They make the perfect gift for anyone

Inside of Box.
I have filled them with goodies, jewelry or just any small item that you want.

All product to make boxes can be ordered on my website. We have tons of fun accessories, paper packs and stamps for you to make the perfect Treasure Box.

These also make perfect Christmas gifts. You might try using our Jingle paper pack and Jingle Stickease for a perfect holiday treat.
Click here to download "Treasure Box" tutorial

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fall Expo 09-Simple Layouts

Here are the layouts that we did at the Fall Expo Create and Take. They are very simple so you might want to add more accessories, antique or distress a little.

The following items were used to create these layouts and can be ordered 24/7 on my website:

Twitterpated Level 2 paper pack, D1372 Grown with Love, D1371 Many Thanks, E1011Headline Alphabet, Chocolate Ink, Sweet Leaf Ink, Sorbet Ink, Layout Sketch: Reflections (left: Subtle, right: Front and center-space)

Jingle Level 2 paper pack, D1366 Holiday Trinkets, Tulip Ink, Juniper Ink, Sparkles

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall Expo- Create and Take Cards

OHHHH so sorry. I have had lots going on the last couple of weeks at my house that I completely forgot that I had not posted the "Create and Take" projects from the expo.

I will start with the cards. These are designed to be able to make in a matter of just a few minutes. Therefore you might want to embellish them a little more, but at the same time they will look great just being simple.

The first set of cards uses "Twitterpated" paper pack

With the holidays around the corner we used the "Jingle" paper pack

Then of course you can see we used "Grace" paper pack with these two cards. Check back soon to see the layouts using these same paper packs and stamps.
All card sketches were taken from Originals or Wishes.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Farewell-More Weekend Fun

Our weekend didn't end with those sports games on Saturday. Sunday was actually a beautiful day, but at the same time emotional. Chanse (you all know Chanse by now. He is the darling BF) He is leaving on a two year mission for our church on Oct 14th. He will be going to Argentina and learning to speak Spanish. His farewell was Sunday. So in a nutshell that means he got the great opportunity of speaking in church.

Chanse is a very shy and quite kind of guy. (Moms-watch out for those quite ones. They tend to real the moms in and wrap themselves around your little finger without you even knowing it) The church was filled to the brim with people. As I watched him on the stand before he spoke he was as white as paste. YIKES I thought he was going to pass out. Good thing I know CPR. He told me the night before that he was very nervous and doesn't like to speak in public.

Anyway, once he got up to the pulpit you would have thought he was a pro. His talk was so amazing that it made the hair on my arms stand up. I am so very proud of my daughter in her decision to support him for the next two years. Trust me you will hear lots about Chanse for the next two years. I am also so proud of her decision in picking such an outstanding young man to fall in love with.

Yikes it's going to be a long two years. The entire family is already missing him. I guess I had better brush up on my Spanish just in case he forgets how to speak English.-HaHa. In the mean time I think I have the perfect layout for these photos that are hot off the press. Check back soon.

Ohh What a Weekend

I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was a typical weekend for us. Typical in the fact that our Saturday's are filled with kids sports. We started off the day with Brandon's game. He plays wide receiver this year. Very different from his usual defence corner position. I have to say it's been a frustrating year. He is used to being on the winning team. It's been a challenge and he has had to learn to take the good with the bad.

Well they lost this game 12-14. Mom will for sure be glad when the season's over. OHHH well that is just life with lot's of good days and plenty of bad days.

I actually left dad at the game in the 4th quarter to run to the water polo game where Alyssa was playing. This was a much different game with Alyssa's team winning 12-2. I know you really can't tell by the angle of the camera but Alyssa is driving the ball in and made a perfect shot right in the corner pocket of the net.

For those of you that have never watched a water polo game first of all it's completely exhausting. My girls always say it's 3 times harder than a swim meet. It's pretty much 4 quarters of pure sprinting. It's kind of like playing soccer, wrestling, basketball and swimming all in one sport. Anyway, I captured this perfect shot of Alyssa playing defense and actually stealing the ball. The other girl is under water you can kind of see her. I think Alyssa is trying to drown her. Believe me there is plenty of "try to drown your opponent" that goes on.

Good news is that my oldest daughter Rachael was asked by the coach to run the clock and scoreboard during the season. So she comes up from college on Saturday and works the games. She makes really good money doing it and I get to see her for a brief moment. However, the season is over next week. Not a great photo but you can see that she is taking a break during a time out.

I seriously should be a sports photographer. It's pretty sad but 90% of the photos I take are sports related. I love it. Someday when my kids and no longer is sports I am really going to miss this.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Best for Last

Yes I saved the best for last. This is the last of the artwork that I will be posting from our retreat last weekend. (Create and Prosper Retreat) Karen designed these projects and they are to die for. This first project is a chip board book with 10 pages. It's called "all sorts album" it can be used for anything. Here she used the Jingle paper pack so it makes a perfect Christmas gift. I have only posted the front cover and page 2-3. Once I get photos on it I will post the finished product. Also those that attend my monthly workshops you will have the option to do this project in November. YIPPPEEEEE

Below are the cards that Karen designed. They are so fun to make and will take your breath away. The kit will allow you to make two of each card for a total of 20 cards. As with the album those of you that attend workshops will have the option to make these cards in November. I know the suspense is killing you. It's almost as bad as waiting for "New Moon" to come out.


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