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Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoy the things that I create and share! I do have a copyright on my original creations (see logo on my sidebar below).
If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Disney Mini Album (Creating Blog Hops Cafe)

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this months Blog Hop
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'
This month we have made some Mini Albums to share with you. If you have just stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane with Create-A-LatteWe would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.
So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

For my project today, I made a Disney Mini Album/Autograph Book for my friend:

My friend is taking her children to Disneyland this summer.  I wanted to make her an autograph book/mini album to take along.  I have only been to Walt Disney World where there are set autograph stations.  In Disneyland, you never know which characters you will see, so my friend did not want me to decorate the pages for each character.  We decided to use white cards stock instead.

I wanted the pages to be big enough for a photo so I made the book 5x7.
I started out with my cameo using some Mickey images I found online and the font Walt Disney Script I downloaded from
Here is the cover and back.  I painted the edges with black acrylic paint.
The inside has a pocket in the front of the album.

I used my Bind-It-All to bind the book together. 
I included some small paper pieces in the pocket for notes.
Here is the inside of the back. 
 The back has Mickey Mouse on it as if he is saying "See you next time!"
I added some ribbons to the wires.
 I am so excited for her kids to see this book!!!
This month we have a wonderful Sponsor, Jessica Wilson with Close To My Heart, and she has a fantastic giveaway to share with you today. Jessica is giveaway a Close To My Heart Paper Pack called Lollidoodle.  
Jessica also has a wonderful deal running for the month of April for anyone that joins her CTMH Team in April will receive a Cricut Cartridge Collection of your choice for FREE with the purchase of your New Consultant Kit, that is a $99 value.
Your next stop will be with...
The Marvelous Miranda!!!
If you get lost along the way here is the entire 
line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.
3-  Miranda Enclade -
4- Cathy Derouche -

 Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Art is Love - Frosted Designs Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends and welcome to the Frosted Designs "Favorite Things" Blog Hop!!! As most of you know, March is National Craft Month!!!  What better way to celebrate our favorite time of year than with a "favorite things" blog hop?!?  We are so excited about all the fabulous items in store that we wanted to share with you how we use them on our projects!  Our Design Team has put together some AMAZING projects just for your viewing pleasure :-)

If you've arrived here from 
Lisa's blog, then you're in the right place!  If not, please start the hop at the Frosted Designs Blog here!
As you hop along, be sure to visit each Design Team Member's blog for wonderful inspiration and creative ideas on how we use our favorite products!!! While you're there, be sure to leave them some love!!!  Each member will have a "scrambled" word in their post... (*HINT* The word will be a Frosted Designs Product!!!).   Unscramble each one from the line-up below and send them to!   After you've completed your "hopping", come back to the Frosted Designs blog and tell us how much fun you had!!

Now, what would a blog hop be without some AWESOME prizes?!?  I
t just so happens that Creative Embellishments is offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to their store full of detailed chipboard pieces and rubber stamps!!!


Regina, from The Cutting Cafe, is also sponsoring THREE full sets of your choosing to her online store!!!!  It's FULL of cut files and digi stamps for EVERY occassion!!! 

As usual, there are some housekeeping rules:
1.  Visit all the blogs and leave a comment so we know you were there!  Not to mention, you don't want to miss all the wonderful inspiration along the way :-)
2.  Before you leave each blog, look for the "scrambled" word and write it down.  Once you have visited each blog, you should have 11 different products found in the Frosted Designs Store!
3. Finally, come back to the Frosted Designs Blog and tell us how much fun you had!!!  Email your unscrambled words to!
4.  HAVE FUN!!!!  After all, that's what this is all about :-)

For my project today, I tried a gelato technique that looked like messy fun!  I am trying more and more messy projects (aka mixed media) and it s fun getting outside my box! 
I started with an 8x10 canvas board and a glue gun.
I wrote "Art is love is art" and my initials in hot glue. 
I didn't even burn my fingers!! 
I colored the canvas with gelatos. 
I used my mini mister to spritz water on the canvas. 
Next I ran my finger over the canvas blending the colors and covering the canvas. 
This was the fun part! 
I wiped a damp paper towel over the letters and the color came off. 
I wiped some color off the insides of the letters, so I just put more back on!!
I used a black PITT artist pen big brush to color the edges.  I love how it looks on my shelf above my desk!!

Before you hop on, here is my scrambled word:

OAWRR MSAH (HINT* It's located under "Sale and Clearance" in the FD store here (

Your next stop is the Amazing Sandee!!

Here is the Blog Line-Up in case you get lost:


So what are you waiting for?!?  Let's get hopping!!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

School's Out!

Today I am featured at Let's Scrap!!!  I am a Design Team Member in this amazing online community!!

This week, our sketch challenge is a card sketch, but I don't make many cards.  I turned my project into a layout sketch:
Instead of the Quote - I added a photo.  

I take a ton of photos, but rarely printed them off.  I recently subscribed to Groove Book to print photos off of my phone.  For more information on the Groove Book App and a free first month coupon code, go HERE.  

I took this photo of Tanner and his First Grade teacher on the last day of school.  
I inked some bricks on my graph paper and layered it under some cork paper from DCWV.  I adhered a wood piece from Um Wow. 
I added First Grade from the Silhouette Online Store, some ribbon and washi tape. 
I put my title where the Sentiment on the sketch was - I keep singing the song School's Out for Summer!!!
I found this report card journal tag from my stash and wrote a few details on it.
I really like this layout and can now finish out Tanner's first grade year in his album!!

If you are looking for some scrapbook motivation, join us at Let's Scrap.  We provide sketches, challenges and tons of inspiration!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Luck of the Irish Blog Hop

Are you looking for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Well, you’re in luck being at this blog hop!! We’ve got some great projects from very creative designers today! So if you started at Janet's Creative World, then you’re in the right place. If not, please make sure you stop at all the blogs and leave a comment. Janet is giving away a Close To My Heart Cloud Nine Cardmaking kit valued at $45.00. Now there’s some gold you’ll want to have a chance on!
How’s that for blog candy?? 
Without further ado.. here’s my project:
I purchased this file from the Silhouette Online Store.  I cut it out in lime green vinyl to fit my 8x10 canvas.  I cut "Friends" and "Lucky" and the shamrock out of kelly green vinyl and layered them on top of the same images cut in lime green vinyl. 
I painted the edges with green acrylic paint to finish it off.
I put it on my shelf - I love it!!!  I hope you are pinch proof on Monday!!

Now do an Irish jig to the next blog: Lori from

Here’s the line-up should you get distracted by other Leprechaun trying to trick you! Thanks for joining us today and be sure to wear green March 17th so you don’t get pinched!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bucket List

If you are looking for my Disney Layout featured at Frosted Designs, please go HERE.

What is on your bucket list??  I never thought about mine until recently but thought of a fun way to keep my list!!

I took a 12x12 frame that had a little crack in the corner and gave it a facelift!!!  
 I used Rhinestone Sticker sheet in blue to cover the front of the frame.  I just measured, cut and blinged!!
Lookin' sparkly!!! 
I put a piece of whiteboard paper from DCWV on top of the glass.

I cut out My Bucket List and a flourish from the Silhouette online store using black vinyl. 
I have commitment issues so I can adjust my bucket list as needed!!!
 I then took a black tin bucket and adhered a white board paper shape (from the silhouette online store) to the front.  I put a strip of clear rhinestone sticker sheet around the bottom and a ribbon on the handle.
This is a different kind of bucket list!!!!

I had so much fun with these projects and you can too!!!

The Buckle Boutique's Link Listing
The Buckle Boutique's Website . . . click HERE
The Buckle Boutique Blog . . . . click HERE
Facebook Page . . . click HERE
Twitter Page . . . click HERE

Pinterest Page . . . clickHERE

DCWV's Link Listing

Memories Captured Layout (Frosted Desgns)

Today is the first day of our new challenge at Frosted Designs!

This challenge is a Sketch:
Plus a button and bling.

I chose a picture of Tanner at Disney World last October.  We were celebrating his birthday a little early and had some fun with the photographer:
I added the banner to the photo when we got home.
I used paper from the Love is in the Air kit at Frosted Deisgns - I love the bow tie paper!!  I used the Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil with African Jade Acrylic Glaze to create my background.  I also inked my photo and photo mat with the glaze.  This is my first time using Acrylic Glaze.  It is thinner than I thought and easy to paint on!!

I used a journal card for my title - I added the word memories from the Silhouette Online Store and a heart shaped button.  I added a little bling to my word.
I tore part of a border sticker and used part on the top of my photo mat, and the rest on the bottom of my photo mat.  I included the word Amazing with some washi tape and a blue gem!
I included the 8 from the Silhouette Online Store.
I just love the way this turned out!

The Cutting Cafe is sponsoring this challenge - you can enter your layout HERE.

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