Saturday, January 28, 2012

Yarn Wreath

I finally finished my wreath for the front door! Stop by tomorrow for step-by-step instructions!

Sweet & Salty

Another layout to share for  a Kitchen Keepsakes challenge.  This time it was to scrap a recipe for a treat you only make at Christmas. Jessica is a pro at making these pretzel hugs! It also helps that we have a waffle pretzel connection!

 I used Pebbles pp (including the merry christmas strip), a sticker from Echo Park, Ormolu circle die cuts and chip letters from BG. TFL!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Have I ever told you?

Did I ever post about how I won a fabulous prize over at TWO PEAS?

I submitted a whole bunch of product reviews between Christmas and New Year's and my name was drawn as a winner of a Tim Holtz Vagabond diecutting machine!

So I finally got my prize delivered.

 and I  noticed that the box had been opened and then taped back shut. Hmmmm, regifting a prize? Not so excited about that.  So I took the machine out for a test run and it turns out the box had been opened because the machine itself was signed by Tim Holtz!!!

 How cool is that! Thanks two peas!!    =)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

still scrapping

Another day, another layout! The prompt over at Kitchen Keepsakes was to make a thankful page. Here's mine. 

Patterned papers are all MME. Cardstock is Coordinations.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Still in the Kitchen

Another page for another KITCHEN KEEPSAKES challenge. This time is was from a few creative muse prompts.

Brown paper packages tied up with string = kraft background and some Doodlebug  twine.

Use some mist--done! Studio Calico Mister Huey in red

I really layered it up on this LO. All patterned papers/ chipboard/label stickers are Crate Paper. Letters are Thickers and October Afternoon. Brad and transparency are MME. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Blue Christmas

I did this page for a challenge over at kitchen keepsakes. The challenge was to use shades of blue. My page sort of went in a different direction but I like it anyway!

a few detail shots

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Some cards

Sharing some cards I made today. There is a Card-a-Week Challenge over at Two Peas In A Bucket.
It would be awesome to have a stock pile of cute cards for when I need one.

For this one, I used a 4x4 piece of Jenni Bowlin's new Extension II release, a small card from Cosmo Cricket, some washi tape and a little bit of Studio Calico Mr. Huey Shine.

My second card used up some scraps of Crate Paper Random collection. The Jenni Bowlin butterfly stamp was a most coveted item that I finally used. I also broke out the embossing powder and heat gun. So much fun!!

I stamped and embossed the butterfly on a plain piece of white cardstock, rubbed some Tim Holtz Distress Stain (Victorian Velvet) over the image and cut it out. I then used a few pop dots for dimension. Label is October Afternoon and all stamps are CTMH.

Thanks for looking. I hope you find some crafty time soon.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

CSI-Color, Stories, & Inspiration

A cool new scrapping site just debuted.   CSI--Color, Stories & Inspiration.  The first challenge really got me inspired!

Here's what I created:

and a little detail......

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012--It's here!

A brand new year.

A clean slate.
New beginnings.
Do overs.
Starting fresh.

This is my year.

I am going to do what it takes to lose the weight that I have carried around since my sister died in 2007.

I have a plan.

 Eat less. Move more. Stop eating chocolate, for now.

Wish me luck!