Monday, March 31, 2008

**Winner for last day of giveaways**

It is so sad to see all this fun ending :( I have alot of fun reading all your comments and getting input from everyone.

The winning comment is:

Here are your random numbers: 2

Timestamp: 2008-04-01 00:55:50 UTC

and the comment was left by:

Melissa D. (SCS honeybee7896) said...
I am glad I decided to come back tonight and check your blog. What wonderful goodies you are giving away and have already given away. Tutorials are great, I am getting into altering things lately also so pointers would help. A video would be great but I am not sure how difficult that would be to put on your blog. Just keep on keeping on :)
March 30, 2008 7:26 PM


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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge # 41

Whooo Hoooo!!!!! I had time today to stamp!!!! I have been crafting up a storm today. Today I wanted to show you a card that I made for Beate's Challenge. I have had these square cards from DCWV that the fronts are embossed. They all are all so pretty, to the point that you do not want to add to much to them so you do not hide the embossed images. The card had flowers embossed. I used PaperTrey's Berry Sorbet & Aqua Mist cardstock. I used my trusty Scor-Pal and made lines on the cardstock to match the card front itself. The ribbon is from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts.
I hope you all have a good rest of the night and I will see you tomorrow :)

**Winner for Day 5**

I have had so much fun sharing my birthday week with all of you. I hate to see it end.

For Day 5, the winner is comment:

Here are your random numbers: 3

Timestamp: 2008-03-31 01:12:19 UTC

And the lucky person for comment 3 is:

Chloe W said...
I like seeing all kinds of crafts. I have really enjoyed being able to see your blog , we are on Spring Break this week.Have a great weekend!Chloe W
March 28, 2008 1:22 PM


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Last Day of Birthday Bash Giveaway!!!!!!!


Hello all :) I completely forgot that I did not upload this pic and pick a winner from Friday's giveaway :(

I am gonna keep this post open until I get home from school about this times tomorrow :)

I have had so much fun this week reading every one's comment on the giveaways. I am gonna be putting them on in use very soon. Keep your eyes out for that!!

For this giveaway what I have for you is:

2 g studio clear stamp sets, 2 packs of self adhesive buttons, a roll of sticky decorative tape, a pack of flowers, 6 rolls of 12" of ribbon and a set of each rectangle & circle metal tags.

I would love to hear what else you would want to have happen on my blog. I have been getting such wonderful input and I would like it to hear more :)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Acrylic Album Tutorial

Whoooo Hoooooo!!!!! I finally got this tutorial uploaded :) Thank you to everyone who has been soooooo patient with me. This is gonna be a long post. A VERY nice fellow blogger Melanie Menchinger taught me how to upload more than 5 pictures in one post!!!! Now you will all the info in one place, how cool is that??

Ok, so here goes....if you have ANY questions, leave me a comment or email me and I will answer them on this post. (you may not be the only one wondering, LOL!!!!)

I get all my materials for an acrylic albums from Kits2Remember. Jessica is wonderful and she ships fast. My mom & I are taking a class taught by her next month. It is gonna be fun. This is the company that I was trying out for the design team, but did not make it. It is ok tho, I am gonna keep trying :) This album is the 4x4 Friend's Acrylic Album Kit. It comes with the cover & back acrylic, paper, ribbon and embellishments. You need to have the Bind it All & wire. If you don't have a Bind it All, you can use the Crop A Dile to punch holes in the acrylic. (It works)

Ok, enough of my rambling on......I knew that I wanted the wire to be centered on the acrylic (it comes with this blue plastic over it to protect it), so I used my quilting ruler and found the center and marked a line with an ink pen, but do not push too hard, you will leave an impression on the acrylic.

Now you need to line it up in the Bind it All with the center line on your Bind It All.

Here are the cover and back after they are punched with the Bind It All.

Now is the fun part. You take off the blue plastic and decorate as you wish!!! The inner pages on this album is designer paper cut to 4x4, just like the acrylic pieces and punched with the Bind It All the same way (do not mark on the paper, I relined the acrylic pieces in the Bind It All with a couple of the pages at a time and punched). You can have all your pages acrylic if you want to, it is up to you.

After you have all your pages decorated, it is time to bind them all together. Stack up all the pages in the order that you want. Like in this picture, this is my cover with all the pages stacked under it.

Ok, I hope I can explain the next part ok, please let me know if it is too confusing. You take the back cover and flip it so it is on top of the front cover. It will be like you are reading the VERY last page of a book. This picture shows my back cover on top of my front cover. This part will make sense at the end of this tutorial.

Now you will insert the wire. I always lay the book over the edge of the table so that you can put the wire in with one motion. The you bind it with the Bind It All.

Here are my pictures of each of the pages in this book.

Front cover:

Back of the front cover & page 1:

back of page 1 & page 2:

back of page 2 & page 3:

back of page 3 & page 4:

back of page 4 & page 5:

back of page 5 & back cover:
(if you enlarge this picture, you will see the "seam" of the wire. It is hidden in the book.)

back of back cover:

So what do you think??????? These are sooo much fun to make. Make sure you check out Kits2Remember and tell Jessica that I sent you :) Trust me , you will not be disappointed and you will get hooked, just like I did :) I have other kits that I need to finish and I found some new acrylic shapes that she just got in that I am trying to get my mom to get me, hehehehe.

I hope you enjoyed this long tutorial. I hope it is worth it :)

Birthday Bash Giveaway!!! Day 5

***Day 5 Closed***

I can not believe that it is already Friday!!!!!

I have decided to have an extra day of giveaways, so tomorrow will be a BIG bash!!!!

For today, I have a set of g studio clear stamps (family), some metal dots bling, and 2 packs of self adhesive embellishments!!!

Make sure you leave a comment on this post to be entered. I really enjoyed the question yesterday, so I am going to extend it over to today.

Post what you would like to see from me on my blog. If you answered it yesterday, you can put the same thing or different, it is up to you!!!!

I also finished my second acrylic album, so that will be up later today. I will be at my Aunt's house today, so as soon as I get home this afternoon I will get it up :)

I hope you all have a happy Friday!!!!

***Winner Day 4***

We have another winner..... I really love your comments and I am working on everything you guys have said!!!!

Todays winning comment is:

Here are your random numbers: 6

Timestamp: 2008-03-28 15:09:39 UTC

And the comment was:

Stephanie said...
I'll also vote for more altered items. You have a great blog!
March 27, 2008 9:29 AM


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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Birthday Bash Giveaway :) Day 4

*****Day 4 CLOSED*****

I can not believe that it is already the 4th day of my birthday week bash!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who is coming everyday, leaving comments and helping me celebrate :)

For today, I have for you, 2 packs of layered flowers, rectangle vellum tags and a roll of sticker tape.

I am having lots of fun reading all your comments.

Today, I would like to hear from you what you would like to see on my blog and if you can't think of anything leave a comment about anything :)

**Winner Day 4**

Everyone is making my birthday week sooo much fun!!! THANK YOU to you all :)
Here are your random numbers: 3

Timestamp: 2008-03-27 16:05:36 UTC

and the lucky winner today is:

Anonymous said...
Never seen those before. Love the colors!:)
March 26, 2008 2:49 PM


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Thank You

I am sooo liken the new PaperTrey colors :) So pretty.
I got my Thank You cards done for my birthday!!! I actually got them done early :)
The card base is PaperTrey white cardstock. I layered the pattern paper on top but I used my scallop scissors on the bottom for a little extra. The ribbon is wrapped around the middle and cut a "v" with extra ribbon hanging off the edge. (I hope that makes sense) I layered the scalloped circles and the stamp is from "Kitchen Sink" stamps. The flower is cute and it says "Thank You" in a semi circle. And you know me, the card needed bling, so I added stickles in each scallop and the flowers center.
This card is so easy to mass produce. I think I may have to try it in different colors and make some for a stash :)
I hope you also enjoyed today's card.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Birthday Bash Giveaway :) Day 3


Oh my gosh!!! Yesterday flew by and I sooo did not get anything done like I was supposed to :)

I am sorry this is up late today. I have been having lots of fun reading all your comments.

For day 3, I have 2 sets of Epoxy stickers!!! And of course, I HAD to make sure I had some for me. These things are cute!!!!

I hope you all are having as much fun celebrating with me as I am :)

Today, all you need to do is leave a comment, any comment you would like, but please make sure it is on this post to be entered!!!!!!

*******Winner for Day 2*******

Yippeeee.... another winner :) Thanks to all you is celebrating with me!!!!

Here are your random numbers: 4

Timestamp: 2008-03-26 15:53:14 UTC

and the lucky winner is :

Melissas said...
My favorite birthday present was the year I turned 30 and tons of friends and family came out for a weekend-long party in our new house! Thanks for sharing :)
March 25, 2008 7:27 AM


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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Birthday Bash Giveaway :) Day 2

*******Day 2 Closed*******

Yippeeee!!!!! Today is Day 2 of this weeks Birthday Bash Giveaways.

Today, what I have here is 30 square chipboard coasters & a pack of 8 Cards w/ Envelopes that you get to decorate yourself :)

Make sure you leave a comment on this post to enter. I will post the winner tomorrow morning as well as the next giveaway!!

I would LOVE to hear what was your most favorite birthday present.

For mine, I got Guitar Hero for my Wii !!!!!! It is soooo much fun :)

Thanks so much for celebrating with me this week.

**Winner for Day 1**

Whoooo Hooooo!!!!! We have a winner for Day 1

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers: 1

Timestamp: 2008-03-25 15:02:44 UTC

and the lucky winner is:

Hilmarose said...
Oh I would love to win!
March 24, 2008 1:19 AM


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Easter Egg Box & a Card

Isn't this box the cutiest? I found the template on Spiltcoast by Qbee. I made these for everyone that came to our house on Easter. My mom, aunt and grandma helped me to finish them up. I made 18 of them :)

This card I also got from my uncle, aunt and cousins that live in Wisconsin. I had a wonderful birthday. My mom and step-dad took me out to dinner at Chili's and them my mom some how told the waitress that it was my birthday and my step-dads in a couple days so they sang to us and we got a chocolate milkshake :) We were soooo stuffed when we left!!

Be back later today with that tutorial up. I finally almost have it re-written :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Birthday Bash Giveaway :) Day 1

*******DAY 1 CLOSED*******

Today starts a week worth of giveaways to celebrate my birthday!!!!

First up is a Making Memories Dotted frame, jumbo clip, & 2 yards of May Arts Ribbon (yd. each dotted & striped)

You have all day to leave a comment on this post and I will draw a lucky winner tomorrow morning when the new giveaway comes up. You have to make sure you leave a comment on this post to be eligible :)

Come party with me!!!!!!

Whoooo Hooooo!!!! Today is my Birthday!!!!!!!!

Today is gonna be soooo much fun!!!! I am off of school this week for spring break too :) I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Easter!!! we had Easter at our house and we did my birthday & my step-dad's birthday(his is the 27th).

I first wanted to show you the great cards I have gotten. THANK YOU SOOOOO much Patty & Chole :) The card was a wonderful surprise to get in the mail and I LOVE it :) The others were from my family that were at our house today. My Mom & Step-Dad, Grandma & Grandpa, Uncle Jason, Aunt Lissy, Cody & Wyatt, Great-Grandma.

Thank you soo much for making my day special :)

I have received lots of email about the Acrylic Friend Frame and a tutorial & shopping list. I had it all ready to post and I am not sure what happened. My blog lost alot of stuff. I re-did it and it will be up later today :) Thank you for being so patient with me.

Friday, March 14, 2008

A Card with a Blessing

I am not liking this picture at all :( I made this card for a lady that her little baby is going thru alot of medical problems and I wanted to send her a card to let her know that I was thinking of her and her son and hope he gets well very soon. I really like the new colors that PaperTrey has come out with. I can not wait to see the new ones for March :)

I my gosh, I can not wait. My birthday is coming up and that means I get to have lots of giveaways to celebrate. I hope you will join me!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Shapes by Design Card

I really have been enjoying the new PaperTrey Ink stamp sets and new ones are just around the corner, hehehe. For this card I used the set called 'Shapes By Design" created by Ali Miles. I like all the shapes it has in the set. The card base is 4" square and I used my scallop circles to make the card. The colors are the new PaperTrey Spring Moss and Aqua Mist.

I have posts scheduled for the next few days for all of you. I am going to be gone for a Gate Trip. I will share all about it and photos as soon as I return. I even get to visit a college campus and whale watching, soooo fun :)

Next week, I will be sharing with you the details for my birthday celebration giveaways!!! So stay tuned in for that :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Seceret Sister Week 6

I had all these posts scheduled to post at a certain time and for some reason they never did and the photos disappeared on me :(

I am hoping these will work now. I can see everything, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

I have been meaning to show you the BIG package I received for my Secret Sister reveal week. The wonderful person was Sheri!!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! I got sooo spoiled on this week.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Votive Candle Holder

I hope everyone's week is going good :) I have lots of work for school and trying to complete make up work for when I am going to be gone for three days for a Gate Trip.

I started to make these candle holders as little gifts for my birthday party, but then started to think and realized that my cousins are boys and what are they going to do with candle holders. So I am re-thinking this idea. I still like them alot :)

I used the new rub-ons from Stampin Up and the votive candle holder is from Wal-Mart.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Friend Acrylic Album

Here is another project I submitted to the Design Team Call. It is a friend album. I used Groovy Guava and Certainly Celery. On the front, I used on of Stampin Up's rub-ons (definition of friend) and one of the rub-ons I received from my Secret Sister. It turned out so bright and cheerful :)

Let me know what you think. I may add more ribbon to the binding. In the picture, it just seems there is not enough ribbon :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mother & Daughter Acrylic Frame


I am sooo excited about these next few projects that I will be sharing with you all over the next few days. I got permission to share a few projects with all of you that I created for a Design Team Call. I hope I get picked :) It would be so awesome and I am having fun playing with acrylic.

I made this frame for a picture of my mom & I. The bottom tiny acrylic I used the "Women of Life" stamp set and stamped "Mother & Daughter", the other one is a saying from the Out on a Limb set,"To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world". The big flowers came from the Big Embellishment Kit from QVC. All DP is from Stampin Up, ribbon, I am not sure. I played with the Bind It All to add the small acrylics to the larger square. It adds some movement to the project that I really like. I punched 3 holes in the side with the Crop A Dile II Big Bite ans tied ribbon thru them. I added small rhinestone flowers for some added sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today :) I hope enjoyed my project for today!!!! I have another acrylic project for you tomorrow that I also submitted :)

Monday, March 3, 2008

Nicole's Inspiration Challenge

I tell you, I have been having a ball doing challenges this past weekend :)

This card I made for Nicole's Inspiration challenge. You had to use squares and the Everyday Blessing designer paper. I also used Everyday Blessings stamp set along with Aqua Mist & White cardstock and satin ribbon.

I hope you all were able to craft this weekend and had a great time :)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Another contest card...

I found a card contest on Enfys blog. You have to use Black/White and one other color. I have been lovin the Groovy Guava color lately. I think because I am sooooo ready for Spring and it has been showing in all my projects :)

The Polka Dot background is from PaperTrey new set Polka Dot Basics, the butterfly is from Stampin Up Sell-A-Bration set Merci. The ribbon, I think is May Arts ribbon. It matches so well with the Groovy Guava.

Ok, off to make more stuff :)

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #37

I told myself that I am going to be doing sketch challenges each week to get the creativeness flowing, LOL!!!!

Beate had another sketch challenge this weekend. You can find the info here. I really like how this card turned out, very springy :)

I used Groovy Guava, Wild Wasbi, & Soft Sky. I am not sure of the stamp set, it was in a box with stuff my mom ordered. I really like it tho, so I am going to have to find out what it is. If you know, please let me know. I would love to get this set.

Update on comment posting

Hello, I hope everyone is having a good weekend :) I have been working on lots of items and we actually went out for a few yesterday, to a BIG Michaels & Joann's. So much fun and lots of goodies I got to play with :)

I wanted to let you all know that I have went ahead and put the setting on so that I can moderate the comments. I want to make sure nothing bad is left on my blog so that nothing will happen to my computer or yours :) If I see a change in the comments and they bad ones stop showing up, I will change it back but until then I want to make sure EVERYONE is protected :)

Thank you all for your responses and input in this matter!!!

Saturday, March 1, 2008


And the winner of "JoAnna's Jems" is..........

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:18
Timestamp: 2008-03-02 05:27:40 UTC

And the lucky one is.......

Sandra Smart said...
wow, what an awesome prize package! How nice of you!!!
February 24, 2008 11:04 AM


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Thank you to EVERYONE for entering and leaving me such wonderful comments. I had alot of fun reading them and they mean so much to me :)

"JoAnna's Jems"


ETA: This post will remain at the top until the end of "JoAnna's Jems". Please scroll down for new posts.

HELLO!!!!! I finally got the picture for "JoAnna's Jems".

This round all you have to do is leave a comment on this post by March 1, midnight EST.

List of goodies:

$10 Gift Certificate to "All That Scraps" (not pictured, I have it, but it has a number on it, so I do not want to post a picture of it)
Provo craft lunch box tin
decorative printed tape
3 spools of ribbon
8 DCWV cards & envelopes
mini memo pad & pen
3 wood mounted stamps
3 autumn printed ribbons
mini punch
rhinestone brads
3 studio g clear stamp sets
raspberry truffle body wash
raspberry truffle bath salts
raspberry truffle lip balm
chipboard tags
bubble stickers
file folders

I need your help....

I have been noticing that I have had alot of comments left on my blog and when you click on it it is not appropriate stuff or virus. I wanted to ask all of you if you would mind if I put the moderate comments on so that I can make sure that these do not show up on my blog and ruin anyones computer if you click on the link?

Thanks in advance for your input on this :)

Stampin Up Simply Said Kits

Have any of you done on of the "Simply Said" kits from Stampin Up? The box it comes in you can alter afterwards, too cool and it is filled with everything you need to make 10 cards (5 of each). I could not believe it came with the Stampin Up markers, ink spots, stamps envelopes and all the cardstock is cut and ready to go. How easy is that?

I have been wanting to make a few cards for those "just in case" cards. The ones you need in a jiffy and do not have time to make one :) These went into my card tin ready to be used.

What are you up to this weekend? I will be crafting all weekend again. Sounds like fun to me, hehehe.

Tonight is the night that I pick a winner of the "JoAnna's Jems". Have you left a comment to win? If not, make sure you do :)

Pay it Forward

I received these goodies in the mail as
a "Pay It Forward" So that meant I got to send out goodies to someone :) I had alot of fun. I actually think I may do a few more of these!!!