Monday, January 31, 2011

More Cards!

Here is my next set of cards going up for sale on my Etsy shop

I LOVE the cool blue and gray combo with the organza ribbon.  Such fun!

Thanks for looking! 
Have a wonderful and warm day!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Creating Cards to Sell!

I've been creating some more cards to sell.  This set will go up on my Etsy site tonight. There are three of each design/pattern in the set.  I love the colors that are here!  So Spring like and refreshing. 

Can't wait for these to find a new home!  :)
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Coffee Filter Wreath

A while back I posted on Facebook that I was playing with coffee filters, Glimmer mist, and Zip Dry adhesive.  (My absolute favorite by the way.)  I realized this morning while I was making coffee that I have not shared what I ended up creating!  How terrible of me!  I apologize and here you have it.....

A wreath created with those beloved items!  :)

Thanks for checking out this wreath of mine! 

Stay warm!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Embracing Change...

A bit ago I showed you all a work in progress.  It is my One Little Word for 2011.  That word is "change" as I feel like my life is in flux and ever changing at this time in my life.  It's all good change thus far and I'm embracing it. 

So Here is where my "change" altered art piece is right now.  I've stopped tinkering with it and committed to the placement of everything as of now.  I'm liking it!

Here it is sparkling in the sunshine...

And then indirect light..
Do you have a Word for this year?  I'd love to hear it!

Stay warm!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Recent work..

It's not the best picture, but I wanted to share this recent Layout.  I used the Sweet Peach Crop Shop's January kit along with some Core'dinations cardstock to create this. I had so much fun playing with the textures and colors! 

This mini-album is from the Virginia Tillery class over at Noel Mignon.  V. had us create a life album in class that is something to create in daily.  The pictures below show a few examples of this concept.  It's like a living journal of life. 

I hope that today has been a great one for you!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

And now for something completely different!

A recipe I made!  :)

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore - (yes I know I can not spell that.)

2# Chicken breasts
3 large rainbow peppers, chunked up
4 small onions, chunked up
2 large (28oz?) cans diced tomatoes
2 T minced garlic
1 T Italian seasoning
2 T grated parm
dash of salt and pepper

Put chicken on bottom of crockpot.
Add remaining ingredients and gently stir.
Cook for 6+ hrs on low or 3-4 on high.

Serve over your favorite cooked pasta!


Friday, January 14, 2011

An Index Card Organizer

With the New Year here, I am trying to organize my life (and more importantly Scrap and Art supplies) to the best of my ability.  I came up with a fairly simple system of writing down the items that I have on 3" x 5" Index Cards.  This has been great, however I needed something to contain them.  A box would be nice, but a bit cumbersome to bring around with me when shopping so I thought..Why not a mini-album?!

This Mini-album was created with my index cards in mind.  The covers measure 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" and it is bound with two binder rings.  I was going to use my Bind-It-All, but thought it might be nice to rearrange the cards, add and subtract as need be, and to just have some flexibility with it.

So there you have it.  My attempt to organize my "Goods" in the Scrap and Art portion of my life.  Thank you for looking and I hope that I have inspired you to create something to help yourself out in life!

All my best,

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Getting a little Misty and Painty!

I've been playing with my January kit from Sweet Peach Crop Shop!  First I got my Crackle paint on for my cat, Oliver's, layout.  

Then I got all Misty with some Maya Mist for my husband's layout.  Elizabeth helped me with this one and we had a blast!
Thanks for looking!  :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Two for Tuesday ~ 1*11*11

Hello and happy 5 One's day! 
It strikes me funny that it is 1*11*11 today for some reason.  Makes me giggle!  :)

Anyway, here are TWO sketches for you for this grand Tuesday!

I would LOVE to see what you create with these sketches!  Link me back on here if you get a chance.  Might be good for you! ;)

All my best,

Sunday, January 9, 2011

On my workspace right now... I Spy..

Right now I am working on my word of the year for 2011.  I'm not fully invested in the whole Ali Edwards thingy-dingy, but the word "change" has been resonating with me for some time now. 

So let's play I Spy...
I Spy with my little eye... my top three favorite adhesives.  Beacon's Fabri-Tac, Beacon's Zip Dry, and my P!nk ATG.
I also spy Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type in Black, my Ranger Non-stick craft Sheet, Basic Grey paper, flowers, and a MS punch! 
There are an oodle of goodies in my P!nk tool box as well. 

So what is on YOUR workspace right now?  Is it a cluttered mess like mine?  LOL!  :)

Take care,

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Scrap with V ~ Blog Hop!

Happy New Year and welcome to the First Scrap With V Blog Hop and welcome to my blog!!!

You should have arrived to my blog from
Alaine Bucknall's blog at: if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at Scrap with V to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! You must be a follower of Scrap with V, visit all the blogs, and comment and become a follower in order to be entered to win one of the three random prize draws!

Show us a layout you have done based on the theme New Beginnings, put it on your  blog and link it to the comments in the Scrap with V post and go into the Grand Prize Draw!

Here are a few/one of my creations based on the New Beginnings Theme.

The first project shown is a birth announcement card I created for a client.  Second is a layout of me and my desire to blossom into a better person.  Lastly, is a layout from when I became a Mommy for the first time.  That big baby is my son, Gavin.  :)

Happy New Year to you all and have a wonderful year of scrapping ahead!
Next on the list is

If you get lost along the way, just return to Scrap with V and find where you are up to.

Thanks for Hopping with us!  :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Layouts with the Fabulous January Kit from Scraptacular!

This month at Scraptacular, the kit was of a Wintery theme.  I had a small panic as I did not have any that fit that.  After a moment I thought outside the box and created some Anytime layouts. 

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Blooming Heart flower!

Would you like to create a Blooming Heart flower that is super easy?  
Yes?  Great!  

We'll need some quick drying liquid adhesive like Zip Dry, a covered brad, a rough cut circle, and a bunch of punched out hearts (Mine are about 1 inch in size.)

 Run a bead of glue around the edge of the rough cut circle.
Lay the hearts on the glue and over lap them slightly.

 Repeat the circles of hearts while working yourself down to the center of the flower.
 Add the covered brad to the center of the flower and there you have it! 
Enjoy and have a great day!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 1*1*11~ and something NEW!

Happy New Year! 

It is 1*1*11 and I can feel change in the air.  It is stirring and brewing and feels so good!  Something tells me that this New Year will be a good one for me, my family, and friends.  I'm not thinking anything drastic or crazy here, just something is changing for the better.  I know it and can feel it!

This New Year also marks something new and different that you will find on my blog.  Today is the start of this!  I am starting a Sketch section! 

I've been asked several times if I would ever share sketches.  Yes, I am now going to!  How often, We'll see, but I have several drawn up already and am scanning them as I go. 

As you can see, it is hand drawn.  I could Photoshop it, but frankly I do not want to.  I LOVE hand drawn items and feel that I am better at expressing myself this way. 

So enjoy the New Year, this Sketch, and remember to embrace CHANGE! 

All my best,