Friday, November 30, 2007

Sites that are doing "Blog Candy"

I found a few sites that is doing Blog Candy right now.

The first one is Emily, she hit a year of blogging. How cool is that? Go check it out!!!

The second is Leslie, you need to tell her what your favorite family Christmas tradition is. If you link to her blog, she will give you 5 extra entries, very cool!!!!

Be back later this evening, I am going to finish up those projects I promised you all.

I have a watermark!!!!!

Oh my gosh!!!! My mom surprised me with a watermark when I got home yesterday!!! She said it still needs some work, but I can use this one in the mean time.

Let me know what you think.

I have been working on some projects, but I need to put finishing touches on them. I will show you later today after I get home.

I hope everyone has a good Friday!!!!!!

My Elf name is......

Trixie Sweet Cheeks

That was alot of fun, hehehe!!!!

Click here to see what your Elf name is!!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christmas Ornaments

I wanted to make some Christmas ornaments like Emily tried after we did the Pumpkin Place Setting.

I made them using 8 punches of the shape. I tried the square to make it look like a diamond and then the heart punch. I think the heart ornament turned out cute.

I am going to have to make more of these for our Christmas tree but using burgandy and white to match our Christmas tree colors. I will take a picture of the tree as soon as I get done with all of them to add to the tree.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

O' Christmas Tree

Here is another project my Grandma found on SCS. The tutorial was done by Jenn Balcer, you can click here to see the full instructions. This was alot of fun to make.

I am not sure who makes the designer paper, the star is cut out using the Cricut on Stampin Up cardstock.

I will be making more of these for decorations around the house. My mom got me a taller foam tree, so that one is going to take me a little bit to do.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Mail....lookie at what I got.......

from Emily Giovanni. I was a happy crafter when I got home from school yesterday!

Emily had these sets for sale on her blog and my mom and I wanted a set. My mom ordered two sets, I got the one with the froggie on it, way to cute and my mom got the flower set.

But wait, there was an extra set in the box, hehehehe, with my initial on it!!!!!! Emily made me a special set and a wonderful card to go with it. I love it, they are so pretty and I get to use it for school stuff.


Monday, November 26, 2007

The Treat Box

Happy Monday!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!!!!! So, I am back at school today. I am actually happy. I REALLY like my school and I worked very hard to get in so it makes it all the more worth while, hehehe. I hope everyone has a great Monday in what you have going on today.

My Grandma found the tutorial for this treat box on SCS by Beate Johns. Click here for the tutorial. I like how it looked, so cute and easy. I wanted to make one for my Grandma to match her living room. I will be making more of these in the future to stuff with gifts!!!!

I am not sure where the designer paper is from, but the cardstock is from Stampin Up and then the flowers are Primas.

I hope everyone has a good rest of your Monday!!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Mojo Monday Week 12 Challenge

Julee does a sketch challenge every Monday called Mojo Monday. I have been wanting to do these challenges for awhile and decided to start with this sketch. It was fun too!!!!

I wanted to share it with all of you.

The monkey and sentiment stamp is from Stampendous. Eclectic Paperie had a special last month with it in it. The cardstock and designer paper is from Stampin Up.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Ribbon Wreath

I am in a club for girls called "Creative Girls Club". I get 2 new kits every month. The projects are very fun and easy to do . This project is called "Ribbon Wreath". It is a foam wreath and I tied ribbons all around it. It was a very quick project. I think it will be nice to make them with Christmas ribbon. I hope you like it.

Friday, November 23, 2007

"Thinking of You" Card Set

I wanted to make card gift sets for those gifts that you need real quick.

I started with (2) 12'' x 12'' sheets of paper and I cut them down to 4'' x 4'' squares. You get 9 squares out of one 12" x 12" sheet. For the card base I used 8.5'' x 11'' sheets of Stampin Up Purely Pomegranate paper and cut it long ways.

I cut a piece of ribbon and wrapped it in the center of the 4'' x 4'' squares and used the new blue color stickles in the center of the ribbon. I used 2 different size scallop circle punches. I used the PaperTrey Borders & Corners Circles for the saying and the border of the big circle (even though you can not see it in the photo).

I stamped a flower on the front of the envelopes. The sets are of 9 cards with envelopes and are in a clear box from PaperTrey. The band around the box is left blank so that I can put the to and from when I know what they are for.

I hope everyone is having a good holiday weekend and I will see you tomorrow!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


I hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving!!!! I wanted to show you a picture of the place settings that I made for the whole family. There are 16 total. They were a lot of fun making them. I took Emily's advice and made them fuller by using 6 orange ovals, instead of 4. I like how they turned out.
Thank you to eveyone for the well wishes. My mom had me stay in bed and rest for a coouple of days and lots of medicine so I am actually feeling back to myself.

Monday, November 19, 2007


I promise I will be back tomorrow. I woke up this morning not feeling well and it hurts to swallow. I am going to bed early tonight with medicine, so I am hoping be feeling much better in the morning.

I also wanted to tell my cousin, HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY CODY!!!!!!!

See all of you tomorrow.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

We have a WINNER!!!!!!!

First I wanted to show all the projects that were submitted. I loved them all, and can not wait to try them. Thank you to everyone that participated in this round of "JoAnna's Jems".

This is Cheryl's project

This is Kelley's project

This is Louise's project

We have a WINNER!!!!!!! (cont.)

And here are the remaining 3 projects!!!!

This is Kristine's project

This is resmith's project

This is Melissa's project

All of you did wonderful projects, and I LOVE them. I sure will be casing all of these!!!!

And now for the WINNER!!!!!! I used the to get my number (love that site, hehehe)

The winner is comment number 6------Congrats to Melissa, please email me your address so that I can get your "JoAnna's Jems" out to you.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Hello all, and Happy Friday!!!! It has been one of those crazy weeks, but I have been working on some projects that I can not wait to show you!!!!

Today is the last day to enter "JoAnna's Jems", don't forget to leave a comment with a link to your project or email me the picture. Everyone has done a GREAT job and I have so many ideas running through my head, lol!!!!

Tomorrow morning I will post the winner along with pictures of projects!!!

Today is a VERY short day for me at school, I get to start late and get home 1 1/2 early, yippeeeee!!!! I will be back later with lots of info, hehehehe!!!


Monday, November 12, 2007

"JoAnna's Jems" Prize Picture

I just realized that I did not upload the photo of
the prize for this round of "JoAnna's Jems".

"JoAnna's Jems" includes the following:

1. wood square photo frame
2. white tin mailbox
3. circle coasters 30 of them
4. 6 each of 3 different Bellas
5. assortment of Prima flowers approx. 50
6. assortment of Stampin Up cardstock embossed in 2 different Cuttlebug embossing folders

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Gift Sets Completed

I think I finished the gift sets that I have been working on. I have a Mini Coaster Book as seen in this post, a Tea Tin seen here, and then I made a Nugget Tin using PaperTrey Ink label stamp, The band around the tin used the scallop circle punch, and stamped with Borders & Corners Set and the flower is from Beautiful Blooms Set and I added Stickles to make it sparkle,and a round candle tin stamped with a flower from Stampin Up and Micro Beads on top.

I was asked to do a tutorial on the Tea Tins. I will have that up this week for you and I thought I will do a tutorial on the candle tins also. They are very easy to do.

Don't forget to get your projects in for "JoAnna's Jems". The due date is 11-16, so you still have plenty of time to get them in.

I will be gone tomorrow, I am going to be at Knotts Berry Farm. Yippeeeee, I am so excited. I will be back on Tuesday. I hope everyone has a good day.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

**Pumpkin Place Setting Update**

Good morning everyone!!! Remember when I posted the Pumpkin Place setting, here and here, and I could not find the blog where I found them? Well I still have had no luck and the computer it was saved on is still down, so that does not help. But, guess what she found my blog and posted, THANK YOU,THANK YOU!!!!! Her name is Stephanie and here is the link to her post.

Thank you so much Stephanie for letting me know. I wanted to add your link to my post earlier.

Extra update- I just saw on Emily's blog that she made them into ornaments, way cute!!!! She also put more of the ovals and circles together to make them fuller. I think I like them more that way, I am off to try it :)

Tea Tins

Happy Friday!!!!! I wanted to add to the Mini Coaster Book sets. I made Tea Tins to match each of the Mini Coaster Books from the other day. I am going to put the sets together for gifts.

Don't forget to check out this post about "JoAnna's Jems"

Friday, November 9, 2007


I was tagged by Monica & Jen, and I am just now getting around to doing them. I am going to do them both and then tag people.

For Monica's, here it is:

You have to use your middle name. At the end of your blog post and and how many letters you have in your middle name is how many you tag.

K- I love to do crafts.
R- I love to sing & dance.
Y- I like to perform in shows.
S- I like to spend time with my family.
T- I love to go shopping with my mom.
I- alot of people think I am older than I am
N- I LOVE peanut butter sandwiches
E- I love school alot

For Jen's, here it is:

So here are the rules for this tagging:

1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post 7 random/weird facts about yourself on your blog (cause we all want to know how weird you are!)
3. Tag 7 people at the end and link to their blog
4. Leave comments on each blog that you tag so that they know!

(1) If I have just a little bit of sugar, some times I can get really crazy.
(2) Some times I can't stop laughing.
(3) I am a grade ahead.
(4) Most of my friends are a year older than me.
(5) Sometimes I forget that I said something and then I repeat it
(6) I like to do things to make someone smile
(7) I like to do volunteer work

That's it!

Since there are 8 for the first tag and 7 for the second, I am going to put them together.

1. Lori
2. Heidi
3. Emily
4. Jenni
5. Jennifer
6. Cheryl
7. Kristine
8. Monica

This was so much fun, I hope to get to know more people!!!!!

I also was asked to do a Tutorial on the tea tins, I will try and get it up in the next few days!!!!

This was so much fun!!!!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

"JoAnna's Jems" 11-8

**PLEASE NOTE*** I will leave this post at the top until I announce a winner. Please scroll down for new posts!!!!

It is "JoAnna's Jems" time!!!!!!

I can not believe that I have over 10,000 hits. THANK YOU to everyone that visits me everyday!!!!!!!

This "JoAnna's Jems" is going to be a little different. For this one you have to submit a project using coasters. I love coasters, they are so much fun to work with and you can create so many things with them.

The rules are easy, just make any type of project, but it has to have coasters somewhere on the project, you can make cards, alter ideas, anything you can think of.

Please leave a comment on this post with a link to your project or you can leave a comment and email me the photo of your project.

I will post the picture of the "JoAnna's Jems" later today or tomorrow. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!!!!

And now the deadline. Since my grandpa's birthday is November 16, I am going to make that the date, and it will give everyone time to get their project in.

Have fun, and I can not wait to see what everyone comes up with!!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Coaster Mini Books

Hello everyone!!!!!
First I wanted to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE JASON"
Aren't these mini books sooooo cute?????? I saw them on Nichole's Blog and she made them for VSBN Challenge. As soon as I saw them, I HAD to try it. I left the front and inside blank, so that whoever gets them can personalize it. The only thing I did different was on the fronts, I made a pocket and you can pull out a sqaure tag out of it. Just a tiny idea I had :)
I have been tagged twice and they are two different tags. I will have both done tomorrow also.
I almost forgot..... I am so surprised and grateful for everyone that comments and visits my blog everyday. The counter just keeps going up and going up. So with all that, there will be another "JoAnna's Jems" happening starting tomorrow. Make sure you stop by to find out how to enter!!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

CD Album

Happy Saturday!!!!

Today I have decided to show you th CD Album that I made. I just wanted to play around with all the CD's that are in the craft room. The flower is a die cut from the Cuttlebug and it has Fun Flock on it. The center is a purple Bauble from Bella.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far. See you tomorrow!!!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Bella Card

Isn't she CUTE????

My mom finally had to buy some of the Bella's. I like this one alot. She helped me color her, since I am still learning how to use the watercolor pencils. It is something I will have to play around with. The saying says "Yummalicious". I like it since she has all the junk food around her, LOL!!!

I hope you can see the fuzzy purple ribbon. It is from Lorie & Kyler, from the post yesterday. I told you I HAD to use it right away!!!!

I am liking the ticket corner punch right now, so I did all the corners of the card, sentiment and Bella.

More to come tomorrow!!!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Can you see what I got in the mail on Tuesday!!!!! I LOVE it!!!!

Kyler made this wonderful card for me for sending him this Pokemon frame, and look at all the cool ribbon. My mom is a ribbon person, so I have to use it quick, LOL!!!!! I already made a card with one of them already, I just had to. I will post that card tomorrow!!!

Thank you Lorie and Kyler for this WONDERFUL gift. It made my day!!!!!!