Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Challenge # 5 for Paper Blooms Blog

Hey Ladies our challenges are moving right along over at Paper Blooms Blog and this week we had a lovely inspiration challenge. It is Leah's beautiful dishes! This challenge hit me at a great time because my husband and I just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary - how much better could I get then make a layout surrounding that event and then I got to use Leah's lovely extra special blooms! Paper Blooms ETSY Store

As you can see I was able to use some of Leah's gorgeous blooms and Pearl Stick Pins - don't forget go check out her shop - it ROCKS!!!! Paper Blooms ETSY Store She will also do special orders for you if you need a special color bloom to make your project extra special. She has free shipping right now too!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009


Sorry I have not been able to post many creations lately. My M-F job that I work at as the Group Sales person finally got all up and running! So please remember if you are through Louisville, KY this summer please drop in - it makes a great adventure! Currently we are just opened M-F, but in June we open up for weekend tours too. You can check our website out at to learn more (it's still under construction but it gives some details and facts). THANKS AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hi it's me Katelyn.

Hi it's me Katelyn and my mom is the only person that I know that's the creative person in our house that I have seen. And I love her a LOT.Thank you SO MUCH that I can't use words to show it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Alicia over at Take a break from the daily "grind" is giving away her first blog candy, here is what she says......
This is my first giveaway! If you like to Scrapbook I have a prize for you! I got some new goodies just some little things that I would like to share! I want to make it a surprise though so if you would like to win some scrapbook supplies leave me a comment and start following my page and leave a link on your own page back to me and you will be eligible. Contest will end in a week so it will end on April 28th and I will have my son draw a name!!!

Sounds intriguing - not to know exactly what you will be getting...ohhh ahhh! Please go over and try to win - I am on my way now!

Paper Blooms - Challenge #4

In honor of Earth Day, use something recycled on your card or LO or alter something that would normally be thrown out (eg. old coffee can, empty tissue box), is the challenge this week over at Paper Blooms Blog . I decided to do a layout, and used a piece of old cardboard and inked it and then the empty part of a check book for the journalling square. And then used some of Leah's beautiful blooms from her shop Paper Blooms ETSY Store to tie it all together - kinda using a play on them being blooming "buds' as well as my dd and my good friends son being best "buds". Please go over to Paper Blooms Blog and join in on the challenge! GO! GO!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


This is the layout I entered in the challenge over at...Http:// . The challenge was to follow the sketch and use a minimum of 2 patterned papers and 2 plain card stock papers, some buttons or Brads (not both) some flowers and a glittered title. The dead line is friday, so go over and join in.

Monday, April 20, 2009


You have got to go check this out.....Renee over at Creative Paint & Paper is giving away one of her masterpieces as blog candy! If you haven't checked out her creations please go. She really does amazing work! GO! GO!


Bev over at All the things I love is giving some awesome candy is what she says on her blog........

Katharina from Whiff of Joy has given the DT some candy to give away again - this time I have been given the Swirls plate with all those delish swirls and sentiments on. Also, Jill from The Hobby House has given me TWO sets of the new Spellbinders Nestibilities - Labels 3 and 4 and a couple of sets of Basic Grey brads and cos it's me blogoversary I've added a bit extra to this, so as per I have added to this a little with some bits and bobs.

What you will win:
Whiff of Joy Swirls and Sentiments plate
Spellbinders Nestibilities Labels 3 AND 4 (a set of each)
2 K&Co pads - Roam and Sparkly Sweet
1 pack of Laura Ashley ribbons - in burgundy, cream and gold
2 packs of Basic Grey brads (180 in each pack)
Approx 100 spacers and charms - gold, silver and enamelled
at least 10 crochet flowers (more if I can find the time to make more) in a variety of colours.

WOO-HOO! Go check it out......All the things I love

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I Received Another Award - woo-hoo!

Wow I am on a roll - what a great week! Allies Creative Designsgave me this lovely award...

I received this wonderful blog award this morning from Allies Creative Designs. Please go to her blog and see all her awesome inspirations.

Now for the RULES;
1. The winner may put the logo onto their blog
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 10 blogs
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for the nominees.Wow what a tough decision to make you all have awesome blogs (hopefully some of my other favorites will be awarded by my winners, but drum roll please...... & the WINNERS are:


Yes a ree - you know me - I can't narrow it down! So, EVERYONE who wants it take it! Have a great SUNDAY!

I was featured as a Saturday Scrapper

WOO-HOO Domestic Divas Fancy featured me on her blog. Her blog rocks if you have not been over to check it out. On Saturdays she always features some awesome scrapbook spaces as well as a blog that she likes. Well this week it was me - I am just speechless - Ok you are right I have been called many things but never speechless. LOL! Anyway just wanted to say thanks and let everyone else know to go check out her blog...Domestic Divas Fancy - THANKS AGAIN!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


I got a lovely award from Kristen Hermanny . She actually has two blogs, one about her awesome crafting talents and the other one about her daily life that will have you curling up rolling on the floor laughing! GO CHECK IT OUT!
So what is this award???
These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.I would love to pass this award on to all the bogs I visit, but have to limit it to max 8!! And you know I hate this just so hard to narrow it down!
So who do I choose??? (Kristen just got it, so I will pass in her)
1. Ann

Whewww! Such a fun task, picking people, I wanted to pick everyone who frequents my blog, and who's blog I frequent, so if you want this and don't have it, take it. I couldn't resist! LOL!


My hubby and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary yesterday. He surprised me and brought my favorite flowers to work. Then we enjoyed a fun dinner. Still can't compute that it has been 10 years.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Here is a lovely award I received from Katiejane today, isn't it cute?
Thank you so much. Go check out her blog - it ROCKS!
You are suppose to pass this award on to 5 other deserving blogs - now really do you think
I can narrow it down to 5??? NO WAY!!!! So everyone who is currently reading
this.....GO! GO! post it on your blog! You so deserve it! You all bring me
much happiness and inspiration in your crafting talents! THANK YOU!

Altered Dad Book by my DD

Ok, well I guess I have totally rubbed off on my 8 year old daughter! LOL! As my husband rolls his eyes - tee-hee! My DD and I are in the dollar tree and she finds this little book that is dedicated to Dads - she comes over to me and says, "Wouldn't this book be great to alter for Daddy." Ok - as my jaw drops - because I get so tickled because for one she uses the word alter and 2 because her girlfriend that is with us is like lookin' at both of us like - OH SHEESH - can't you all go into any store without coming out with scrapbook stuff! Just funny. So, here is some photos of the little book my daughtered altered for her Daddy. (YES! She ROCKS and she is only 8)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


This weeks challenge over at Paper Blooms Blog is the 5 B'S . Blooms, Bling, Butterflies, a bit of Brown and a sentiment that begins with B. Of course, using my 'Beautiful" dd as my inspiration I did a layout. I choose to use some of both Leah's beautiful blooms and stick pins, remember you too, can make any project Extra Special - check out Leah's shop - Paper Blooms ETSY Store . Please go over to Paper Blooms Blog and join in on the challenge!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sneak Peek

This is a Sneak Peek from tomorrows challenge over at Paper Blooms Blog be sure to got over and check it out tomorrow and join in on the fun.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Seems the big rage with the youth right now is "High School Musical", our local dinner theater is even getting ready to put on the production. So, I thought I would make one of my Paper Bag Albums to list on ebay tomorrow that is High School Musical themed.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


This weeks challenge over at Paper Blooms Blog is to make a basket or box or alter a pre-made basket or box in a Spring theme or Easter theme. I decided to alter a "Spring" box for my lovely DD - she just can't get enough boxes to to put her doo-dads in. I used some more of Leah's yummy blooms - they are just so beautiful. Remember you too, can make any project Extra Special - check out Leah's shop - Paper Blooms ETSY Store . Please go over to Paper Blooms Blog and join in on the challenge!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Peter Rabbit

Before my Step Mom died in October she had bought a series of plays at our local dinner theater for her and her granddaughters to enjoy together. My DD and her only got to go to one at the first of October. So, this time around I accompanied my DD to the play. It was a production of Peter Rabbit. My DD enjoyed it very much, but it made her miss her Granny very much. But, it made me realize what a remarkable women my Step Mom was - nearly 6 months later we are still receiving gifts from her.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Can you believe it is calling for ice and snow again tonight and tomorrow. SHEESH! It was 79 degrees yesterday! UGH!!!! Just thinking about getting more started me thinking about the yuck we got in January so I decided to do a scrapbook page, just to lift my spirits so I could reflect on how much fun my DD had in that "yuck."