Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!! A time to reflect and to remember!

Happy New Year!! A time to reflect and to remember!

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends! I want to say Thank You to all the friends I have made this past year, and how much I am looking forward to 2011!

I am so grateful for all that I have and all that I have been given and this is the perfect time for me to reflect on what a wonderful year it has been for myself and my family!

I have so much enjoyed visiting all the blogs of my friends and it amazing how much you can learn from each other, make a connection with someone thousands of miles away and have so much fun!

I look forward to another year of fun emails, awesome blog hops, fun challenges and lots of paper crafting fun! 

Here is the card I made for the celebration of 2011. We have a pretty big party with family, friends, food and games.

Now this was supposed to be the ball that is dropped On New Year's Eve, but my Husband looked at it and said he didn't see that at all.... (HMMMMM  he is so NOT crafty)Then little Meg came hopping in and said "cool New Years Ball Mom" then hopped away. So I'm not sure!

I used the Wild Card to cut the window card and celebrate and Accent Essentials to cut the circles. I cut two of the layers to hide the string that is holding the ball.

To Remember:

This day is always a day for me to remember my Dad. He unexpectedly passed away 1-1-00.
Not a single day goes by that I don't think of him and all that he has missed.

I am Thankful for the time we had, I am who I am today because of him  and I truly am my Father's Daughter.

Here is a photo of us it is from about 30 years ago:
 Never Forgotten, Always Missed!

It really is hard to post such personal stuff so my special thanks and prayers to Georgiana

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Hey everyone!! I just received an email, Creative Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention is coming to Mesa Arizona April 15 & 16th!!

I have gone the last two years and can not wait to attend this year! Last year I took a full day of classes, this year I plan on just shopping!

 Now that's what I'm talkin' about!

If you are planning to attend and want to meet up please contact me! I already have a list of Blogging friends that are going! Shopping, Eating, chatting, and fun!

Thanks to Techniques by Trish Creative Scraps Challenge and Dorcas who sponsored it, I won the Country Life cartridge on the last challenge!

And I have no project to show because I hit the after Christmas specials and I have run out of craft space!

No flat surface except the floor...

But Here are some of the deals I picked up:

 DCWV 70% off!! I bought the 180 paper pack for $5.99!

I guess I am off to clean! (or just craft on the floor, I'm undecided!)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

For My Sis....

This is only my third attempt at coloring an image, I have not been thrilled with the last ones, but I love how this one turned out!

* I realize coloring with Crayola is not the best option but it works for now*

I am sending this to my sister, this is what she looked like when she was little!

I used Eucalypptus Walnut spray ink. The  background paper was white I used this spray to help it look nicer with the leaves from the flowers.

I colored the stamp image with Crayola twisters LOL! ( No copics yet!)

I found the flowers in the wedding section at Micheal's

Scallop is from Accent Essentials

And added some bling.
Scallop punch, corner rounder

Inside stamp says thinking of you

Entering into: 

My Sheri Crafts: # 37  Spray mist

The Corrosive Challenge Blog: # 96 Bling it on

Top Ten for 2010!

Join the fun! Check out The Manic World of Mrs Weyremaster!

Here are my top ten:

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Quite the Pear!

I am back to work tomorrow... so my crafting fun is over for the day :(

I wanted to get one last challenge in!


I am LOVING my new camera!!

Pears : From My Kitchen
Faces: Peachy Keen PK 640
Stamp: Studio G
Paper: My Minds Eye
Divine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing folder

My Girls

I have all this wonderful paper so I wanted to try some out. These are all from My Minds Eye. Letters are from Heidi Grace.

I am entering this one into:

Frosted Design: Follow sketch

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Haul!

What an awesome Christmas!! We had a great day and it was a beautiful 77 degrees here so we were able to go outside and have some fun! The girls didn't wake up until 8:00 am which was great because I was up most the night!

Here is a quick video of my Christmas haul! It cut off at the end but I wanted to continue to say I can't wait to go blog hopping and see all the goodies everyone received!

As you can hear in the video I am so super excited!  

I would like to say thanks to all my followers! I really appreciate you stopping by to visit and I am looking forward to a great New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Cutie Tag!

We had such a busy day today!! 

I made a turkey and all the fixings
played some basket ball, 
made another batch of chocolate covered pretzels, 
chocolate chip cookies, 
made dough, cut out and decorated sugar cookies 
Drove around see see Christmas lights.
Opened presents with Grandma and Grandpa
Then we made reindeer food,
got milk and cookies ready for Santa and hung the stockings and 
I am exhausted!!

And now I am just waiting for two little girls that had way to much sugar to fall asleep! So of course I have just a few moments to craft!

Entering into: 
Flaunt it Friday: Create A Critter Turtle  Not a Card

Tag from Platin SchoolBook

Only an hour and a half before Santa arrives!! Merry Christmas!!

Home is where the Heart Is

Merry Christmas Eve!!

I already have my turkey cooking in the oven so while I am sitting around waiting for it to cook I thought I would post the card I made last night!

Two little chickies spilled the beans and told me Santa was bringing me a camera... hmmmm I think he got off easy this year since my camera broke just a few days ago!

Tree is from Simply Charmed.

Entering into:

Color Challenge:

Teal or Blue
I hope everyone has a wonderful days and enjoys precious family time!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hogs and Kisses!!

My internet modem died yesterday!! So I was without internet for what seemed like forever! So I had plenty of time to officially put away all my Christmas crafts! And I had so much clean space I was super eager to make something "non" Christmas!

I love how super sweet this is!
Create A Critter for the piglet.

Linking to:
Fantabulous Cricut: What are you creating this week?

Now I am off to wrap, wrap, wrap!

Some Thank You's and A Winner!!

Thank you to everyone that hopped along with me for the Embellish me with Quilling Blog hop! I hope you were inspired to try something new or get back to quilling!

Thanks to the winner of the two stamp sets is:

Jennifer said...
Carri, I love your fancy birthday card (I'd like to try making would be great for giving pictures, too)! And you did a great job using those cute quilled embellishments! I plan to try quilling, but in the meantime, I am going to have to see about buying some on Etsy... Thank you so much for sharing, Jennifer
Congrats Jennifer!! Please email me!

And thank you to Flaunt it Fridays! I won The Happy New Year Stamps!! And they are awesome!!

and Thank you for Frosted Designs! I won the Purple Pumpkin Prize pack!

and Thank you to Paula at More Than Favors! My chickie won a cricut marker set! 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Birthday!

You will have to excuse the poor photos, I lost one of my BFF's today! My faithful Kodak took it's last photo! And I am SOOOO upset about it! It was the best camera I loved it, and I will miss it. (Seriously, I will miss it!) I dedicate this post to my faithful Kodak....

 Kodak camera, I just want to say Thanks for being the best camera ever! We had many good times! I had you before I had my Chickies!! Tear... Tear...


I made this card for my Mom's Birthday. My girls think she looks like this lemon when she laughs!
The two little lemons are my chickies, the big one is my Mom! I think she will get a kick out of it!

I had to take these with my phone. :(

Entering into:
Flaunt it Fridays: Simply Charmed lemons

Happy Birthday Card

I'm not really happy with this card, I had a vision but this was not it! I did use my Gypsy (Yippee) because first I used Cricut markers to trace the horse then I hid all the cuts except the outline and then went back over and cut just the outline. I think I should have used different color paper for her and not so busy ribbon... anyways... here it is!

Entering into:
MAG Challenge: On to this week's challenge #8! 

Cartridge:  Paper Doll Dress Up
Page:  48

Christmas Lay-out

I think this will be my last Christmas project for the year! It is time for me to clean up my huge mess and get ready for the Christmas Holiday!

Click photos to enlarge

I used Jolly Holiday for the Banner, Stocking and Wreath. Paper is from Tis the Season. Quilled pieces from Linda from My quilling nest. Stamps from Studio G. Mitten border from Martha Stewart.

Entering into the following:

BBTB: Use a Wreath

Cricut Cardz: Use a Banner

Cooking with Cricut : Stockings and Stuffers
My Sheri Crafts: Christmas