Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Finally an update....and MAJOR BLOG CANDY!!

**Edited to add:  Blog Candy will end Sunday July, 18th 2010. 
Winner will be announced Monday the 19th.**
I have bragged so much about my Cozy and how much I LOVE it.  Now Kathy has generously offered up a Cozy for someone to win.  The Cozy pictured is exactly what you will win if chosen by (Fits Cricut Expression).  All you have to do is:

1.  Become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already) and of Kathy's blog.

2.  Leave a comment, anything will do, and your contact information (please spell out contact information example: AT yahoo DOT com.)  This helps avoid junk emailers.

My Mother in Law has the Mickey Mouse Cozy and my Sister has 2, one for her baby bug and one for her Expression.  I can't say enough about how wonderful these are!!!  We don't even "know" Kathy.  My Mother in Law was lucky enough to come accross her on the Internet...and boy what a find!!

I know I have not posted anything in a while.  I am trying to get back into the swing of things.  I actually made a card, first time in 2 months!!!  Wouldn't you know, I forgot to take a stinking picture!!  Hopefully life will let up a little and I can start posting more often.

Hope everyone is staying cool and having a great summer!


Sunday, May 9, 2010


I hope everyone is having a great day, weekend, month, year!!  I just wanted to show you my card that I made for my mom.
It's almost copied exactly from Robyn at MyPinkStamper.  I cut my little cow at 3.25 from Create A Critter.  My ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, and the paper is from JoAnn's "Flower Shop" stack....I LOVE THAT STACK!! 

I am so blessed.  My boys got me a new Flip Video, so hopefully now I will get around to posting.  LOL!!  On the inside of my mom's card, I put "Get out and enjoy the sunshine, you are going to be treated to a day of getting your hoof's cleaned."  Meaning, she is going to get a pedicure.  I know she will like it and it will give me a reason to get my "hoofs" done too.

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

NSD Challeng #12 - Critter-Licious"

This challenge was to use a critter to make a project, card or scrapbook page.  I thought I would use EVERYONE'S favorite right now, Create A Crittter.  I LOVE THIS CARTRIDGE!!!
**Edited to add: I used Mickey Font for the title.**
I have needed to start this jungle themed baby album for weeks now.  What a perfect excuse!!  Every critter on this cartridge is ADORABLE!!!  The orange that is hard to see says "to our"  Making the title "Welcome to our Jungle".  I even added a little bow to the girl monkey and a blue bow tie to the little boy monkey.

I really like how this turned out!!!

NSD Challeng #6 - Make Something WITH a Child or For a Child

If you know me, you know that I do scrap with my boys.  I knew I did not want to get them out here while I was trying to complete challenges.  I would have never gotten rid of them.  So, I am posting the "art work" I made for Blake.  He mad "Star of the Week" at daycare.  When that happens, the parents bring in stuff to fill up a poster is mine....
It has a picture of the boys and a little explanation of Blake's favorite things like "hi-hop" which is really IHOP.  I cut the motorcycle from Going Places.  I bought that cartridge, just for this baby!!!

Hope you enjoy,

NSD Challenge #4 - I like you the least

You will notice that I skipped #3.  There are a couple that I decided to skip.  Not enough time in the day.  This challenge was to use that cartridge you got because you thought it was all the rave and now you haven't used it.  My first Cricut came with George Basic Shapes.  That was almost 2 years ago.  There are so many cartridges with those shapes on it now, it just seems like a waste.  I have seen it going on Ebay for some crazy $$, I just don't get it.  Here is my entry.  
I embossed the white cardstock with a QuickKutz embossing folder and added flowers that I cut from George Basic Shapes.  I went so crazy for the flowers on this cartridge that I ruined a brand new Cricut mat cutting HUNDREDS of these flowers with. You might be able to see it here...
Crazy huh!! The silly things we go CRAZY over!!

NSD Challenge #2 - Getting Scrappy

This challenge from My Pink Stamper is to use any scraps laying around to make something.
Literally scraps I had.  You can see the bags (that's how I keep most things).  There are bags of the paper clips and of the pink / red paper I had around.

I hope you like it.

NSD - Challenge #1 "Mother Dear, I Love You So"

MULTIPLE POST ALERT!!  I am starting to post my entries for The Pink Stamper's National Scrapbooking Day Challenges.

Challenge #1- "Make a scrapbook layout, card or other item with your mother or someone dear to you in mind".
 The paper is from DCWV, sorry I can't find the name of the paper.  My area is like tornado alley right now.  The stamp is from Verve, and it is a Plain Jane.  The circle is from George Basic Shapes and I just can't remember where the scallop is from right now.  I will have to edit later.  Sorry for the lack of information, I am POOPED!!

Have a great evening!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Now it's Cozy near Seattle...

Here is the picture I promised of my MIL's Cricut Expression Cover. How stinking cute!! I am telling you, these things are so nicley made. You should hop on over to Kathy's blog here.

She has plenty already made up. She is so super sweet!! Did I tell you she spends her day training monkeys?!! (Not really, but close..she is an elementary school teacher). If it's anything like here in Texas, the kiddos just finished their testing and I bet the teachers could use a nice crafting break.

Feel free to email her, she answers promptly and our "Cozies" turned out so wonderful.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Finally!! A card!!

I know the picture is horrible. This card literally took me less than 5 mins. to make. I used my Gypsy and cut the airplane at 3 inches from Mickey and Friends cartridge. I CASED (Copied And Stole Everthing) this card from the Occasions Gallery on Splitcoaststampers. Luckily the sun was shining on Sunday, unfortunately it made the card too bright for the picture. I stamped my own clouds using a 1 1/4 scallop circle and sponging around the edges.

Forgot to add: The paper is retired SU!, the "happy birthday" is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!).

I am going to make tons of these. It's not too often you find easy boy cards to make just to have on hand.

Thanks for looking,


Monday, April 26, 2010

It's pretty cozy in here...

I got an early birthday present. My MIL got me this GORGEOUS cover for my Cricut. You can find more of these quilted covers at Kathyscozies.

I will tell you, many years ago I bought a cover for my Wishblade. It is thin, cheap and only does one thing good...keep the dust out.

Kathy's cover matches my pink and green room and is thick and quilted all over the place. She was even able to custom make a Mickey Mouse one for my MIL. I will have to get a pic to share with you guys.

They are so reasonably priced. She does excellent work. And she is a 3rd/4th grade teacher (??), so let's support her in any way we can!!! This is her therapy, who the heck wouldn't need therapy after dealing with that age!!

I can't tell you how happy I am with my cozy!!!


Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Once again my husband has spoiled me rotten. I am a follower of Amy Chomas for a little while now. She is having an inventory reduction sale on her pen holders for the Cricut and I was lucky enough to make a deal with the hubby to get them. Woo Hooo. Okay, so no lie I have only had them out of the package for 5 mins. I started getting my mini sharpies out and my scrap paper, I totally thought I would know what to do, Duuuuh, I have only watched her youtube video at least 100 times. Nope, I had a brain toot and had to stop and watch again. Here is what I came up with after ripping open my package and watching the video....

The smaller circle with the butterfly is my attempt using just the Cricut, the sharpie holder, and the cartridge the regular way. Obviously it is supposed to be able to fit...I know it was operator error. The larger circle with the bird is using my Gypsy. It worked perfect!! First I placed the bird on my mat screen and loaded the pen holder according to the directions, then a message comes up on the Gypsy asking if you want to "Go back to design" or "Add to design". I just added to design, it prompts you to save at this point, which I think you have to do in order to know the original position of the bird. When I went back to the design the bird was in Gray, so it did not cut. I just added the scallop circle and POOF!!! BAM!! BOOM!! WAAAAA ZOOOOO!!!

I wish you all could see my excitement. I am CRAZY GIDDY right now. With the pen holders and the power of my Gypsy....NOTHING CAN STOP ME!!! MuuuaaaaHAHAHAHHAAHA!!!

Okay, so stay tuned for more....I am still working on the nerves to make a video...maybe this is my sign.

Big Hugs!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Getting there...just a little sidetracked...

Hi All!

So I am working on a baby album and went looking for some paper. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE paper stacks. I have them all lined up on top of one table. I had a problem because I didn't know where one stack started and one ended. It was a huge problem, not because I would damage any paper, but because all of that pretty paper would distract me.

A very long time ago I bought these divider thingy's to organize my stamped images. Well, that really went out of the window, so I dug out my thingy's and this is what I came up with.

Here is the line of stacks all together...

I kinda have them color coded. The purple are My Minds Eye and the Green are DCWV and the Blue are random stacks that go within a "subject"...for example I have Nana's Kitchen by DCWV, but I also have I Love Baking by Paper Studio, so I put them together. I have all of the kids, baby and then Spring, Summer and Flowers together. I like it, it has worked for me. It's just now I can cut down on the paper cuts, and distractions....Yaaaay me!!!

I love seeing how people organize their stuff. I hope this helps someone else out.

Big Hugs,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I finally fit into a medium!!!

Okay, so it's not the size of my clothes...yet...but someday. My hubby got me a prezzie today. I like to think it's because of the color and he just wanted to be nice. I am sure it is a little of that and so that I don't like another "Dude" when I am riding with him on the back of his bike. I am sure with me in a black jacket and black helmet and on a bright yellow motorcycle we could surely be thought of in a totally different way...haha!! Now I look like an actual hot babe riding on the back of the "booty launcher"...that is my new name for his bike. Since I haven't been very creative lately, I thought I would share this with you all.

I hope everyone is well,


Sunday, March 7, 2010

I am a total copy cat!!

I am a copy cat and I don't care. I have had a couple of new stamps from Kraftin Kimmies Stamps and are just getting around to getting some ink on them. I used the sample from their website and noticed that I had the same paper. So off I went to make the same thing. I started stamping using Stamping Bella's about 4 years ago and used to have to color images all of the time. Then I fell in love with Stampin' Up! and don't have to color so many images, it's a nice break. Coloring images is good therapy, I have to admit. After taking almost an hour with two little interruptions (named Goose and Blake), I finally finished this card. The paper is Basic Grey.

Thanks for looking,


Finally a clean scrap room...

I know it has been a while. Most of you can relate when I say sometimes you just get into a slump and just don't wanna do anything. So last week I spent most of my time staring at my scrap room and just tired of how I had just crammed things into spots. So I have spent the last 2 days cleaning and reorganizing. Not only for me, but for my SU! order that was just waiting on me to play. Ami and I both have been saving our "allowance" and finally placed our SU! orders during Sale-A-Bration....what a RUSH!!! I LOVE getting free stuff. Click on my website on my sidebar to check it out. HURRY, the Sale-A-Bration ends the 31st of March.

My MIL will be here on Friday and I hooked her into scrapping and stamping the last time she was here, so I plan on playing with her a lot. I wanted to be able to move around and find things. Of course my playroom is the garage (I hate saying that, it's really nice). The weather yesterday was beautiful so the door was open and Ami and I got to play all day. I was still moving around and organizing while she did most of the playing. I did get a thank you card done for the Veterinary office that sent us the sweetest card after Molly left us.

I have to show you pics of what the boys do when mom makes room in the garage. My hubby grilled on the BBQ last night and with the beautiful weather they put up the tent. Well, it was still too chilly to actually sleep outside so we moved it inside. Of course nobody actually slept in it, so it just stayed in my playroom. My Blakey loves to hang out with me in here and watch T.V. while I's makes for some really cute company. After a great breakfast it got really quiet, so I looked is what I found....Blakey sleeping with his "snuggie" that Olivia made for him. HE LOVES THAT THING!!

Here is what my nice clean room looks like now...
My pics are horrible, but you get the idea....a BIG 'OL TENT!! Right in the middle.
I had to share, since I haven't created anything in a while. Maybe it will kick in.

Big Hugs

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hey, Hey, Hey...IT'S A SNOW DAY!!!

Howdy from North Texas Y'all!!!!
Yesterday the Dallas area set an all time record for the most snow accumalation in one day. This Cali girl still gets soooo giddy when the snow comes!!! These are the pics from yesterday (Feb. 11) My two boys and my neice Kaily (visiting from California)
Our front yard and the house..
The sidewalk to show how thick the snow was yesterday...
This morning when I woke up school was cancelled..wooo hoo! That means work is cancelled for me!!! Here is what I woke up to outside my front door... The same sidewalk...just some more snow on it...
Our backyard fence.....

Our cars.... The first one is my van that has all of the snow from yesterday and today.

Finally, my big boy Carrots running through the back yard playing in the snow.I know this is probably nothing to what some people are experiencing. In true Texas fashion, tomorrow is calling for sunny skies and a high of 57....Seriously? Yep!! Thanks mother nature for a nice day off!!!



Friday, January 29, 2010

In Loving Memory of Molly May Hajnal....

On Wednesday night Molly left us to go play in Heaven's backyard. David got Molly when he was at a gas station and a guy pulled up to him and asked if he wanted a dog. If not, he would just take her to the pound. So David took her home...this was about 1998-1999. I moved here in 2000 from California and she bacame part of my life too. When I was pregnant with Goose, she layed with me while I was on bed rest. When I...yes, I decided to propose to David I put the ring on her collar and asked David to marry me. Below is a picture of Molly Mae with a friend at our wedding. She was in it.

She has become Blakey's puppy recently. I am almost glad he doesn't understand. Before Blakey, she was Goose's sidekick. Here she is locked up in timeout....
Rest in peace little mama may may, life will never be the same without you. I hope you have all of the hotdogs and tennis balls that you could ever want up in Heaven. We will think of you every single day. We will miss your love and our days will be empty without being able to see your little wiggle.
Probably the saddest thing of all is how much Carrots will miss his mama...thats what we call her. People can understand the loss of a pet and most likely get over it. What happens to the furry bestfriend who has lost the love of his life? How do you explain to him that no matter how long he waits, she wont come back to him.

Our hearts are filled with loss and sadness right now.....Molly we will miss you!!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A little weekend mojo...

Lately it seems that I can only get stuff done on the weekends. This weekend was no different. The weather was nicer that it sure has been so I was able to open the garage and play while the boys ran off some energy. Since I..uhhh emmm...WE are on a severe money restriction I am using more stuff that I already had. So I FINALLY pulled out this stencil that I just HAD to have after last years Scrapbook Convention in Arlington. I would NEVER pay $10 for a stencil, but I saw this one demonstrated and it was just gorgeous. I am really happy with the way my cards turned out, although they are not as beautiful as the demonstration I saw. I also used buttons. I love buttons, but it seems that I always forget to use them. So today I pulled them out. I am in LOVE with the DCWV Recycled Stack. I used it with SU! kraft cardstock and the SU! In Colors Inks and cardstock...they match this stack perfectly!!! Here is the group all together with the silver stencil in the middle.
**Edited to add*** I forgot to mention I used Old Olive Ink for the tree and all of the sentiments are from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I made the top two without embellishments so that they could be mailed a little easier. Here is a closer view...
The next two are may favs with the buttons and a spiral clip. I have bought tons of these kinds of embellishments and never use them. Shame on me!!!

This tree fits so many occasions. I used it for Sympathy, Thank You, Thinking of You, and for a Masculine Birthday. The buttons were embellished with some basic twine.

Back to laundry and chores.

I hope you all are having a great weekend!!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Taaa Daaa!!!

I got something finished!! I am sooo excited. There is a long standing joke between my boys, my nephews and my two older brothers (their uncles), they say "Hey pink panty head", or "Are you wearing your pink panties?" and then call each other sissy laa laa. It's hilarious!!! So one of my brothers has a birthday next weekend and my other brother has one next month, so they are getting the same birthday it is. I AM SOOOOO GIDDY!! IT'S PERFECT!!!

Above is the inside of the card. I am so excited!!! I can't wait until they get their cards. I hope you like them.



Saturday, January 9, 2010

Just a Note.....

While cracking myself up in my last posting, I totally forgot to post Tess. Haaa Haaa!! My BFF Ami made me a notebook using her new Bind It All (BIA). She has made tons of cute things with this handy little machine that she got from Hobby Lobby.

She made this notebook by stamping Totally Tess and snipping her out. Ami placed Tess on top of a cut that she made with her Cricut using the Sweehearts cartridge. Layering everything on top of Melon Mambo card stock and topping it off with Melon Mamo ribbon. Tess totally matches my scraproom!!! Ami also used Crystal Effects to make the little stampin wheel seem more real.

Remember, Sale - A - Bration and the new Mini Occasion Catalog are both going on right now!!! Now is the time to rake in the free items. Go to my website to place your order directly and get the special offers available. Don't forget that the new Occasion Mini Catalog shows our new line of clear mounted stamps...just like Totally Tess!! Keep your peepers open, I will have a post that shows what the clear mounted stamps are all about. If you can't wait until then, just jump on over to my website at Stampin' Up!

Please contact me anytime with questions. My email is



You did WHAT?!!!!

Okay, it has taken me all day to post this story. I will probably wished I hadn't once I do.

Saying that I LOVE my Gypsy has been taken to an UNBELIEVABLE higher level now. Okay so I was about to take a lengthy potty break (WARNING!! Sorry, if you get offended of stuff like this turn away now, It does not get any prettier!!) Since I new it would be a few minutes and my SU! Success has not arrived yet, I decided to take my Gypsy with me. So I am sitting there ticking way when the stylus fell out of my hand!!! GASP!!! WTF?!!! Did I just....YEP. I DID!!! It dropped onto my lap. My dumb butt (severly sensored) looked down and instead of just looking to see it there and picking it up decided to move my legs to pray to god that it fell onto the floor. It was just then that I heard the noise....OH CRAP!!!! (sensored once again). It had fallen into the toilet!!!!! So what the heck is a girl to do? Flush the sucker!!! It's like a nightmare that has haunted me all day long. Maybe this has happened before?? Is this why Cricut sells them in a set of 3?? I just keep replaying the whole thing in my head. I just can't believe that happened.

For those who own Gypsy's, you are pretty aware of the message boards. They have a topic that says "Tell us where you take your Gypsy, and about the reactions you get with it" Could you just imagine if I put it there? Haaaa Haaaa! I am sorry to say that I usually love humor like this, and have to admit that it is pretty stinking funny!! Ooooh poor choice of words.....sorry but funny!!!

I told my sister Pam who said OMG, you have to post this as she died laughing. Then I spoke to my friend Ann, she said I should too. Then I called Sherrie, in typical Sherrie style with a bunch of friends while I was telling her the story, she just kept saying that is sooo funny!!! Are you kidding me? S*Up!!! I am dying!!! I totally have to pee now!!! Ahhhh Haaaa Haaaa!!! I could hear her friends in the back ground saying "What?" "What is it?" So she said...wait, I will tell you in a minute. OMG!!!! Now, I am usually one who LOVES this kind of stuff, it's different when it actually happens to you. I am a little embarrassed....a little...but I still think it is pretty funny. I can't wait to tell Ami....she is going to die!!!

I hope the New Year is treating you all well. I am starting my New Year on Monday as I just practiced pretending this week. I will hit the gym full blast on Monday along with a new class, I only have 5 to go before graduation!!!!! Woo Hooo!!!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sherrie's album is all done!!

I just wanted to post that the album is posted in my SCS Gallery found HERE. I won't bore you all with a long post but if you have any questions, just email me at and I will be happy to answer them.

Please let me know what you think of it. I do have to tell you something that our other sister Pam pointed out. My sister does not have the boo-boo's you see in the pics. She totally SWEARS by the Victoria Secrets Water Bra!!!

I just got back from seeing the album off with Kaily at the airport. It took her all of 5 seconds to admire my countless hours of back breaking work that I did on that album. This is one reason I don't do a lot of albums for gifts, unless they are requested. No one really understands how much work is put into these things. I know that my sister Sherrie will, only because she knows how much work I put into them.

I hope you all are having a wonderful New wonderful vacation is almost over. But I got a lot of things marked off of my "To Do" list.

Big Hugs,



I love when Sale A Bration comes around. I don't know about you, but I keep a constant wish list for Stampin' Up!. Then, especially when Sael A Bration comes around I save up my allowance and place a pretty good order. I end up with tons of free stuff!!!

Not only is it Sale A Bration time, but on the very same day we get to begin ordering from the new Mini Occasions Catalog and earn SAB items for doing that....Duh!!! HOW EASY IS THAT!!! You can look on my sidebar and find downloadable catalogs. You can also just stop by my SU! Website found HERE.

If you have ever thought of becoming a Demo, now is the time to join. You can choose to be as active as you wanna be. If for anything, use it for the awesome discounts and fabulous perks of preordering. Here are the detals on becoming a Demo during Sale A Bration....

Choose any retail stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the current catalogs when signing up during the promotion. Plus, get 15 percent off your Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+)!

Standard Regularly $199 ***Now ONLY $169
Digital+ Starter Kit Regularly $185 ***Now ONLY $157

Let me know if you have any questions, I will be glad to help.

Big Hugs,


Friday, January 1, 2010

All Finished!!!

I am all done!!!! Tomorrow night I will put all of the pics on a slide viewer or something...maybe a link to my SCS so that you all can see the full pics. For now, only pieces of the final pages.

Some stamping and embossing, although it's hard to see in this pic. Also, to the left you will notice a Cuttlebug Embossing folder. I call it a tool box pattern, but Ami has said Billet...and I would trust her knowledge over mine.

Some green, bling, and patterned paper...

Dont't forget the journaling. I also used my Cricut, I'll explain more tomorrow on this one.

More cutting on the Cricut. I also got into my long loved but never touched stash of Thickers. My favorite summer embellishment of last seasons Mini Occasions "Just Beachy" stamped in Craft Whisper White. I love Craft Whisper White, it gives a nice white, thick painted look.

Okay all that is it for now. I just wanted to post a little more for everyone to see.



Posting some progress....

I am almost done with the album. Tomorrow morning I will take the album to the airport to meet Kaily on her layover. I have had a hard time deciding to let her see it first, but I think I will. I will do a post later when it is done with pages, for now I just wanted to let you in on the little mess I have going on..heee heee
We'll call this one "To the left of the Cricut"'''

And this one we'll call "To the right of the Cricut"....

I know the pictures aren't the clearest, kinda good. I don't want Sherrie to try and scope it out too much.

Chow for now, off to finish.