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This Months Top Treats

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey Fridgie

My first two attempts at making these cute little fridge magnets as Thank You gifts for Thanksgiving.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Stamp & Scrap October Week 4

This card is using a stamping technique called the Kissing technique. 

Color Combo Challenge Week #4

Card Corner Challenge Week #4

Here's the card I came up with from the layout in the challenge!

Crochet Rose

I was hoping to add a different sort of embellishment on my cards but this rose turned out to large for a card. But it turned out great! I am so proud! Maybe I will attach it to an afghan or something.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Mini Crochet Christmas Stocking

Mini Christmas Stocking in Single Crochet

Pattern by Teresa Richardson

Size I Crochet Hook

Years ago somewhere around late 80's my Aunt Connie made me a few crochet items for Christmas. Ever since I received a mini stocking like these I wanted a set for my entire Christmas tree. I still don't have enough for an entire tree but  I still just love these stockings! I found the pattern and made some of my own and they are so adorable!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

RIP Eboniezer Kitty

Mother Earth, we give you back your child.
Noble, regal, honorable cat.
Watch over him, and guide him on his way
to the spirit world.
May he be blessed in your names,
and hunt ever after beside you.


RIP Eboneizer Kitty... We lost our beloved cat today. I found him outside my home just moments ago. He really was the best cat I have ever met in my life. I rescued him from Petsmart Free To Live in 2003 after a previous cat went missing that looked like him I could have sworn it was my cat, but realized he's even better.  He will be dearly missed by me, he was the most awesome cat ever!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stamp pads for scenic background colors!!

 Today's inspiration comes from craftingtheweb. I have been playing with my stamp pads and trying to make a winter background.

Card of Firsts

I printed this free digi image onto card stock not sure if that is how it is done or not. After coloring with my Prisma color markers and adding some Stickles for sparkle, I decided to add on the first paper rose I made. This card is full of firsts! It was the first time I used these two different Cuttlebug embossing folders, the purple ribbon and the purple pearl I placed inside the rose.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Color Combo Challenge Week #2

The inspiration for my card came from scrappassion

Thankful For You Cards

Working on a second set of Thanksgiving cards for the card swap I am hosting at Anysoldier.com. I found this great simple Thank You card layout idea from another web site called Whiff of Joy.

Finished set of 20!

Card Corner Challenge Week #2

Make a card based on the color graphic.

Stamp & Scrap October Week 2

The Twist:
The twist is for you to choose!  You can use a "Trick" (your favorite technique or tip) or a "Treat" (your favorite embellishment).

Challenge Directions
Use the above pictured sketch as inspiration for your card, layout or project and include the twist.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paper Roses

It is my first try making paper roses. I searched the internet to infinity and beyond trying to find a free tutorial on how to make these paper roses I see all over cards and scrapbooks. To be honest I couldn't get the center twisted tight as was shown in the video I had found but I am happy they look like flowers at all. I need to search for videos on how to color them so they look even more real but for today I am excited about how they came together!
I cut these flowers using my Cricut machine & my Sure Cuts A Lot program using an svg file I made of the pattern.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hostessing Anysoldier.com Thanksgiving Card Swap!

Decided to do a second set of cards for the Anysoldier.com Thanksgiving Card swap I am hosting. So far I need 8 more people to join to have the normal 20 volunteers. But no luck yet.

Need to search the internet for ideas...

Paper Flowers

What have I been doing today? With just a few items I made these adorable little paper flowers! I found the tutorial for these online and will post the link as soon as I relocate where I found the idea for these flowers! I could just make dozens & dozens of them! 


My hubby calls me from work yesterday to share his GREAT news. He wanted to tell me he has a builder who wants a store front but unsure what to have in his store front besides an office. My hubby has been wanting a store front for his cabinet shop business for years.  Apparently the builder has a brother who owns a strip mall with an empty spot. The builder and my hubby talk things over and decided it would be a great idea to go into this together.Who can run the store since they have other obligations? Guess whose name was thrown out there?

Monday, October 11, 2010


Flat Stanley Visits 2009
Last fall we had a special visitor come to visit. It was Flat Stanley! Flat Stanley was sent to me by an Elementary student from New Castle, Indiana. We took a tour of my city for a week and then he returned to his town. Well GUESS WHAT?? I am having another Flat Stanley come to visit me this year! I am so excited! I can't wait to BLOG all about Flat Stanley's visit! Here is some pictures from Flat Stanley's visit last year!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


We were expected to leave in 7 days.  It seemed like fate that we were supposed to be on this cruise. Our room number was our wedding date scrambled. My husband and I never talked about going on a cruise until this last Summer. We were camping with a camping group when someone had mentioned that they had returned from a cruise and wanted to get together for a cruise instead of camping. We thought,  "why sure it sounds like it would be a lot of fun." When we returned home my hubby realized he new several people through work that had been on cruises and before we new it we were going on a cruise sooner than we had planned. As the days were nearer to departure my hubby being the business owner he is began to stress about leaving when work is going so well. He decided we should hold off until next year. I was extremely nervous, but yet very excited about going on a cruise for the first time in my life. I went shopping for what I called cruise wear. I was ready to go, have my passport, all I need is a suitcase! So I thought. I needed someone besides myself  to tell my hubby that it will be okay if we go out of town. Business will be fine. We will only be gone a week. But there was no one telling him. 
So as the days get closer to departure the search to find someone to fill in for us continues. We will not get a refund but can have the names changed on our tickets for a fee. It seems everything is pointing us in the direction that we should go now. But for some reason my husband isn't feeling right about it. Unfortunately now that we have already paid 1700 to reserve our room Carnival Cruise lines would not let us reschedule the dates for a later time, and even though we found another couple to go in our place all that would be needed to do is change the names for the room and Carnival Cruise lines will not change but one person's name for the room, which leads us to our 1700 donation to  Carnival Cruise Lines. Geez I hope they enjoy the empty room and the money they are losing by not allowing us to change the dates or the names of the occupants. I have never been on a cruise and after this fiasco I WILL NEVER CRUISE CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Stamp & Scrap October Week 1

Create a project using:

1 Christmas Sentiment
2 Christmas Embellishments, and
3 Christmas Colors

In this card I used my Cricut machine to cut out the frame,  and the Sentiment. I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch, made an accordion flower using the technique I learned at Simply Scrapping, and finished it off with a bow!

Horse - Happy Birthday!

I was trying to come up with a birthday card for a teen boy when I first picked out my color scheme for this card. By the time it was finished it didn't look so boyish to me any longer. I used an old horse charm from an earring that had no mate as an embellishment. The ribbon I received from winning the drawing for the Back To School Challenge Home Ec.

Color Combo Challenge

October Week 1

Using the color graphic above, use our color palette to inspire your card, layout or project.  Please use only the colors listed above & add our twist for the week:  Stripes or damask prints.  The object is to give your project an elegant feel.