Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blog Candy Post..

I just came accross this awesome chance for Blog Candy. Go visit Toni's Blog here. She has a great blog and tons of great ideas to go a long with a ton of Blog Candy.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ahhh...Time off

Boy the time is flying by! Before vacation started I planned to get current again in my scrapbooks and to have at least 100 cards made.....o.k. maybe not quite 100....but close! I have played the Wii until my arm is sore, and have totally caught up on all of my missed episodes of icarly and Oswald. LOL! So until today I have been a bum. But I have had more time to spend with my boys and some of their all is good.

I did get to finsh the Autumn themed wedding album for a friends daughter. I set soo many records it was rediculous!!! Not one jewel....GASP! (breathing into a paper bag)...and I only stuck to one role of ribbon...breathe girls.....and finished it in 48 hours! It actually looks good. I will take pics and post them later. For now I have Birthday themed cards that I got done. The album and cards were on my To Do list and now I can check them off!

I have just started as a Stampin' Up! Demo and just got my first order and with free shipping. So I am going to start posting a ton of projects where I have a chance to use my new stuff. YEAH FOR ME! YEAH FOR ME!

Here is Partygirl Bella from Stamping Bella. I used some Birthday paper that I picked up at JoAnns and then used the Cupcake Wheel that can be found on my SU! website.The second type of card is all SU! When I make a card I try to use up all of the DP (Design Paper) that I have used and make less leftovers as possible, so I acutally have made 4 so far and will make as many as I can.
I use Kraft 12x12 paper and cut it into 4's. Making 4- 6x6 and then just scored them in half. I used the Happy Birthday Wheel and then embossed it using White EP (Embossing Powder). After trimming closely I matted it in Night of Navy and then matted all of that onto a retired paper of SU!. I used my new SU! Star punch on the design paper and popped it on up with dimensionals or pop dots. SO EASY!! I have highlighted the supplies that can easily be found on my SU! Website. On the inside of the card is from the Full of Life stamp that can also be found on my website. It reads: "May every part of your Birthday have happy in it".

Contact me if you have any questions at all. I am also sending out a special Thank You for everyone that places an order from my SU! Website.

**Contact me today! Stampers Club Starting in January. Get $25 in stampin stuff every month! A kit mailed right to you if you can't make it to the meeting.!**

Love, Carrie

Saturday, December 27, 2008


I soooo want this Blog Candy that Melissa at Creating from the Heart is giving away!!!!! I have followed her blog for a while and her work is AMAZING!!! She is a DT member for Jacksonbelle Embellishments. I secretly applied to be a DT Member a few weeks ago and now I totally understand why I was not chosen. It was the first time I had ever dicided and tried to apply to be on any Design Team. You should really check out her blog and all of her amazing work.

Please, Please, Please Melissa, I hope your son picks me!!!!

Love, Carrie

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wii Are Family!!!!

We are one of the luckiest families this morning!! Not only did my MIL get us a Wii for Christmas, she went on a serious search and made sure that everysingle one of us had a pair of Wii P.J.'s. Me, Hubby, Goose and little Blakey! I just had to pop on here and share this. I just tried bowling and BE CAREFUL!!!! TIGHTEN THAT ARMSTRAP!!! I would have thrown it right through the T.V. if it weren't for that strap! My heart is still racing!!!

Love, Carrie
P.S. Don't forget to check out all of the specials on my SU! Website.

Contact me today! Stampers Club Starting in January. Get $25 in stampin stuff every month! A kit mailed right to you if you can't make it to the meeting.!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I just had to pop in here before baking cookies for santa and say...


I am so glad that this class is over! With everything that was going on with my mommy, I am so happy to be done with my Ethics class. Now on to Communications....I don't think I will have any problems with this class...whew! I am lucky that I don't have to take multiple classes at once, I just take one at a time that are 5 weeks long.

I just give myself a happy shout out. YEAH FOR ME!!!!
Love, Carrie

Happy Birthday to Hubby!

Yippee! Another reason to get the boys scrappin! Both of the boys and I made our own birthday cards for David. They stamped their images from Penny Blacks and is called Party Animal! I found it at Hobby Lobby on Sale. Here is a pic of the boys making their cards.

After we made cards, we decorated boxes to put our gifts in. The boys each had a pack of boxers (What dad doesn't want boxers for his B-Day?) I had my listening ears on before the holidays and heard hubby say just one time that he needed a 2003 Suzuki GSXR Swing Arm something aruthers. LOL! Appearantly I had enough information to do a search on EBay and got what I needed! YEAH FOR ME! YEAH FOR ME!! YEAH FOR ME!!! Here is a pic of all of our cards and our gift boxes.

We used the SU! Happy Birthday Wheel (Retired) and Birthdy Whimsy Stamp set (Retired). On the card that I made using the "It's All Good" stamp set on page 148 of the fall-winter 2008 catalog.

After stamping the Happy from the It's All Good set in Bold Bright colors Brilliant Blue, Real Red and Glorious Green, I punched them out with a 1 1/4 inch circle punch.
- I matted the design paper on Whisper White and temporarily placed it on the card using a temporary adhesive.
-I punched out the striped design paper with the 1 1/4 inch cirlcle and put those to the side.
-I then took my 1 1/2 circle punch and re-punched the cirlces on the striped design paper. This gives the circles room to move.
-I went back to the happy circles and took some yellow embroidery floss and sandwhiched it between the happy and the striped punched circles. Be sure to leave room on the ends of the floss to hang.
-Take off the striped paper panel and sandwich the flossed circles inbetweent he striped panel and the front of the card.
-Trim off extra floss.
-VOILA!!!! Start spinning!
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Love, Carrie
p.s. Don't forget to pre-order your "Love Bundle" and save 20%!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Huge Deal!!!

Not only is Stampin' Up! Having FREE SHIPPING!!!! Tomorrow is the beginning of a huge special on the very cute and new Love Bundle. You can pre-order the whole bundle at a 20% discount! Add in a couple of your items that have been on your Stampin' Up! wishlist and get FREE SHIPPING! FREE SHIPPING ENDS DECEMBER 23, 2008.

Check it out and order on my website at

I have only a couple of spots left for my monthly stampers club now starting in January. There aren't any fees, you just buy a minimum of $25 in stuff every month for six months and you get to be the hostess for one month and get all of the hostess gifts for that month! Thats a guarantee of a minimum party that totals $150!! That's not including all the extra orders that I put in every month that would mean extra goodies on your month to hostess!!!

It won't start until January 24th. You will get your own copy of the BRAND NEW!!! Catalog ($10 Value) and you get a card kit project every single month. Even if you aren't here locally, I will mail you a kit and you place your $25 order online!


Call or email me today!!

Love, Carrie

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I follow a blog called ICE Escape. She was sent this poem and I just thought it was soooo funny and TRUE!!!! I just had to post it here!
Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,"Hi Santa, " I said
"You know....good little girls should be in their beds".
"I know I should Santa,and now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly,And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear."You've got enough crap,I'll see you next year!"
~Author Unknown
***REMINDER**** FREE SU! SHIPPING, ONLY UNTIL DEC. 23RD!!** Check out my website.

Love, Carrie

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Blog Candy Alert...

I don't usually make a whole post dedicated to Blog Candy but, you have to check out Kim's Blog. Not only does she have some blog candy, her music playlist totally had me in the Christmas Spirit!!

Thanks to Kim!!


When Boys Scrap...

Usually my boys are really good about staying out of my scrap area. As I was cleaning up my room and left to put some stuff up, this is what I walked back into.. Notice that the cars are resting on the arm of my paper cutter.

I knew that my 7 yr old would not have done this. Blakey had to show me his cool trick he said.

Thanks for letting me share a funny with you.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A new Addiction...

OMG!!! I have seen the popularity of these stamped on candles grow into craziness. I tried my first one the other day, and loved it. I took it to work, and before I remembered to take a was Hijacked!! LOL! I know who has it and tonight it is playing a part in a Secret Santa "Punk'd" Edition. I know...huh? One of the girls is sooo bad about trying to find out who her Secret Santa is, and the girl who drew her name is soooo obvious. I had to throw the guesser off and tell the Santa to put my candle in tomorrow's gift (which is #2 of #3). We have the option of putting clues on the gift for each day. This match is sooo obvious that clues can't even be given. Still with me?? K, so tomorrow the guesser will open up my candle and be totally confused. Instead, I made her her own candle. She is currently going through Chemo for Breast Cancer. Her area is all decked out in Pink.....I JUST LOOOOVE IT!!!!! So here is the candle I made for her area.

Here is the front with the stamps that were used on it. The snowflake is just a generic Hobby Lobby stamp, and the Survivor stamp is "G10477 Survivor Calligraphy" from Paper Inspirations.

Here is the back with jewels and the snowflake stamp.

I am pretty happy with the way that this turned out. Not only do I love Deborah, She is one of my biggest supporters. I would make her a thousand of these, if it could make things easier during this tough time.

Posts are going to be a little on the light side until Tuesday. I am the final week of a class and my mom has her last surgery on Monday, which is when my final paper is due. WHEW!!! Busy week! After next week, I will be on Winter Break for 2 whole weeks. YIPPEE!

love, Carrie

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


What a CELEBRATION!!! In January there will be a new catalog, but for now there are great discounts and FREE SHIPPING!! If you are like me, sometimes that decides wether or not an order is placed. CHECK THESE OUT!!
Check out my website for all the info. or click on any of the highlighted links.
Big Hugs!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Texas Christmas

Howdy Ya'all!!!
I have had this cute little snowman stamp for years. Almost 6...I think. This is the first time it has been inked up. Poor, poor little negleted snowmens. Ha ha! I decided to try them out with a little flocking on them.

I thought it would be a cute little card to send to to my friends and family in California. The inside is stamped with a Merry Christmas in a Western font. I got the cute little buckle on clearance in the leather section of JoAnn's. I think it supposed to be used for key chains or leather "thingy majiggy's".



Tuesday, December 2, 2008


O.K., so those darn secretary's at work got me! We are playing this christmas game. (I totally have my eyebrow raised and do not look happy!) A gift magically appears on your desk with a sign that says you have been decked. (Insert eyebrow and smile/smirk here). They mean deck the halls deck....hmmm...grrmp! Anyways, after you have been decked then the next day you have to deck 2 people and leave a gift on each of anyone's desk. ?? I get one gift and have to go rush and get 2 more gifts within 24 hrs???? I was stressing all of the way home, got home and this is what I came up with.... It says: Dreams are today's answers to tomorrows questions.


This is the one for lucky person #2....... It says: Keep company with those who make you better.


Believe me, I am a total craft-a-holic. I just hate being made to do it, and I have never been really excited about the "have to" of gift giving for Christmas. I think that it has been turned into something so materialistic and has loss the true meaning of gift giving.

I hope you all enjoy these. They are just decorated ceramic tiles with vellum or clear stickers, some ribbon and flowers. So stinking easy!!! Everyone in my office will be getting one of these this year. Actually the most expensive part is getting the stands for the tiles.

Enjoy! Love,


Monday, December 1, 2008

About time for a Bella!!!

It feels like forever since I have done a Bella card! To tell you the truth, I think I really got into the whole coloring thing and did it almost to death!!! LOL!!! All you sistah's probably know exactly what I mean. I have been missing my Bellas, and just had to make this card. I know that this is sooo similar to many Snowbunny Bella examples out there, but I had to try it anyway. I used just regular colored pencils, glitter glue on the pom pom's and puff paint on the cuff of the jacket and boots and the rim of her hood.I made her a bookmard to match. I added a large diamond jewel thing to the end of the ribbon. I hate it when the bookmark slides out of my book in my bag, so I added my version of some weight in the form of *BLING**!I hope you like it. It feels good to get back to my bella's.