So glad you chose to stop by!

I hope to use this blog to share some of my handmade cards as well as some of my scrapbook pages and maybe a few pics here and there that may or may not make it to a scrapbook page.

Scrapping for me is simply a fun hobby that I don't do often enough. More often than not, I'm a collector of all things scrap... i.e. tools, paper, embellishments...

Now to become motivated... Maybe this blog is just the way to do it...

Enjoy and come back SOON!


January Birthdays... Here I come...

I'm getting a head start on my January birthday cards. I used the newly released "Tie the Knot" Cricut cartridge for the cake. Wedding cake... Birthday cake... In the case of this die cut, the two are certainly interchangeable.



The Perfect Dress...

I love this little dress card. I've made it before in other colors, but I never get tired of seeing the finished product. I guess creating this card appeals to the youthful side of my personality. You know the side that refuses to stay suppressed? Inevitably, it comes out of hiding. Whatever the reasons, I know it won't the last time that I make this little number.



Quick Note...

This one was really quick. A card base, a couple of pieces of cardstock, Nestabilities and ribbon (of course). And it all adds up to a nice way of letting someone know that they're important. Not bad...



He's Making a List...

I guess I can't get enough of the Santa suits. After this card, I'm gonna force myself to break the habit. One more Christmas card done and lots more to go. Gotta keep moving...



The Sweetest Birthday...

This is a really quick birthday card that I made. I used the Cricut "From My Kitchen" catridge for the cake. More to come...



Christmas Comes But once a Year…

…and so do Christmas cards! I just stopped by to post some of the Christmas cards that I’ve done thus far. There’s more to come so stay tuned!



I’m LATE – For a Very Important Date…

The title for this card, taken from that famous line in "Alice in Wonderland", is very appropriate for this belated birthday wish. The turtle ( a clear departure from Alice in Wonderland) was cut from the much awaited Cricut Paisley cartridge. I couldn’t wait for this cartridge to be released! Love it thus far!

Well, I’ve got Christmas cards to make, but I thought I’d stop by and give my blog some much needed attention.



Over The Top... Blog Award

Janice (who is a card making machine) passed this blog award on to me. I love surprises like this. Visit Janice’s BLOG(Scrappin' To Stay Sane) to see her wonderful creations and be sure to check back often because she posts cards almost DAILY!!! I need to learn her time management secret! Thanks again Janice.

Well, for this award, I’m supposed to answer a list of questions using one word. One word answers are really hard for me, but I did it (with an infraction here and there).

So here goes…

1. Where is your cell phone? Nightstand
2. Your hair? Brown
3. Your mother? Kind
4. Your father? Deceased
5. Your favorite food? Chinese
6. Your dream last night? None
7. Your favorite drink? Pepsi
8. Your dream/goal? Personal
9. What room are you in? Den
10. Your hobby? Scrapbooking
11. Your fear? Snakes
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Alive
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you're aren't? Pretentious
15. Muffins? Zucchini
16. Wish list item? Lens (for camera)
17. Where did you grow up? Louisiana
18. Last thing you did? Cooked
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your Pets? None
22. Friends? Cherished
23. Your life? Beautiful
24. Your mood? Prayerful
25. Missing Someone? No
26. Vehicle? Infiniti
27. Something you’re not wearing? Socks
28. Your favorite store? Varies
29. Your favorite color? Citrus
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Today (laughed ‘til I cried)
32. Your best friend? KKCP (used initials of each)
33. One place that I go to over and over? Church
34. Facebook? Yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Grandma’s


Just Playing Around...

Here’s another cut from the Cricut Wild Card Cartridge. The cartridge was released a while ago, but it’s suddenly becoming a favorite. This is the “present cut”. Well off to see what else Wild Card has to offer. Stay tuned.



Heaven Sent...

Well, I’m baby shower bound so a card is in order. It’s been a while since I’ve done a baby card and I wanted to make it a kinda fun card. This cute pink giraffe was cut from the Zooballa Cricut cartridge. Yep, that’s right – a pink giraffe because the color scheme (not facts) is the only thing that matters…



Owl Card...Birthday

Cricut has come out with so many new cartridges that I sometimes forget the wonderful cuts available on the “not so new” cartridges. I needed a cutesy / fun card for the birthday of a coworker. I think this owl shaped card did the trick. Both the card and the envelope were cut from the Cricut Wild Card cartridge.



Have YOUR Cake... CPS # 135

This week’s sketch @ the Card Positioning Systems site was perfect for the male birthday card that I needed to make. I always struggle with masculine cards because I’m really a flowers, bling, and ribbon kinda girl. This card proves; masculine or not, I just can’t break the ribbon habit! Oh well…

Anyway, the patterned paper is 7 Gypsies and the cake & plate come from the Cricut "From My Kitchen" cartridge.



Friend Birthday...

I made these cards for my scrapping buddy, Karen's, birthday. Karen's sister asked that I make one for her as well. I found the Sister saying on line and thought it was perfect for their relationship. Anyway, I loved the colors so much that I made both cards using the same paper.

Well, lots going on. Just wanted to do a quick post.



No SUNSHINE...2S4Y Laura #34

This week I decided to play along with everyone @ the 2 Sketches 4 You site. I’ve got quite a few cards to make and a little inspiration never hurt anyone. This card is for one of my co-workers who just had surgery. The office is not the same when she’s absent so I used the rain frog that I got from myscrapchick.com and I chose the sentiment “ain’t no sunshine when you’re gone”.



Girls with Tools… Shaped Card

This card was so fun to make and it’s actually a joke among my friends. One of my BFFs loves to dress up, loves to accessorize, loves girly stuff, yet she’s also a handy girl of sorts. She can fix things, build things, change tires – YOU NAME IT!!! Every year I tell her that I’m getting her a tool belt for Christmas. Of course I never do although she doesn’t seem offended with the joke.

Anyway, this card celebrates her love of Macys coupled with her love of Home Depot. I cut the dress from the Happily Ever After Cricut Cartridge and the hammer comes from Every Day Paper Dolls.

She thought the card was hilarious.


Quick Window Card...

Window cards were once a favorite of mine, but I haven’t done them in along time. I covered the window with acetate and ran it through the Cuttlebug. The paper pile is getting lower! Gotta make room.



Cherish the Moment...

Yep, that’s right… It’s another layout. Funny, when I started scrapping, I did only layouts and somehow I ventured down the path of card making only. Meanwhile, I’ve got so many cherished moments that I’ve captured in pictures but haven’t yet scrapped. Yeah, I should be busy for a while.

This LO is based on an older sketch from “Triple the Sketch”. Even though I don’t always do the LOs, I still print the sketches to use when I need a creative jump-start.



What’s The Scoop? - CB Be Inspired #45

The Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge #45 was perfect this week. I really enjoy making shaped cards so I couldn’t wait to participate. I made an ice cream shaped cartridge using the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge and Cricut Design Studio Software. I also used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Swirls embossing folders for a little texture. This one was fun!



Clearing out scraps AGAIN... 2S4Y Kazan #33

Boy do those scraps pile up quickly! So, I’m on a mission to lower the stack once again. You know the routine... Lower the stack to make rooom for new paper and new scraps. It’s a vicious cycle, but I’m in it for the long haul. This card is based on 2S4Y Kazan #33. Great sketch!



True Blue...

I rarely post layouts. Umm, that’s probably because I rarely do layouts. Well, I’ve set some goals for myself because I have so many great memories that I want to preserve. This LO is titled “True Blue Friends”. I chose this title because that’s exactly what they’ve been to me. The journaling simply reads: “With this group, I’ve been through the thick and the thicker! I’d definitely say that we are “True Blue” friends.”

The LO is based on one of the August PageMaps sketches.



Two Years Young... Birthday Card

Here’s a little birthday card that I made for a friend’s son who is turning two. I used the Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge for the car and I used the Celebrations cartridge for the balloon (it’s been a long time since I used that one!). I typically struggle with kiddie cards and this time was no different! In the end, I like the finished product. Hope you do too.



Flower Pot Gift Card Holder…

I got the idea of a Flower Pot Card from the Splitcoast Stampers site; but I didn’t make a card. Instead I made a flower pot gift card holder. The flowers on the pot are actually attached to an insert that pulls out. I adhered the gift card to the insert with a glue dot and I was done. This was quick, easy, and pretty fun to make.

For the flowers and stems, I used my Sizzix dies. I bought those dies when I first started scrapping, but over time my electronic die cutting machines replaced the Sizzix dies... It was kinda cool to go back to the basics. I've got plenty more dies where this daisy came from.



Have a WONDERFUL day... Use It #21

Here's a quick card for Use IT Challenge #21. The challenge this week was to:

  1. Use THIS AD as inspiration.

  2. Use a tool that hasn't been used in at least 6 months.

  3. Use alphabet stickers for title or sentiment.

I chose to make a simple card with a huge pale blue flower. The "Hello" sentiment uses Glitter alphabet stickers. I added texture to the brown cardstock with my paper crimper that has been safely tucked away for at least a year now.

TFL... Enjoy...


Birthday Sentiments... 2S4Y Laura #31

I loved the sketch over @ 2 Sketches this week so I decided to join in. It’s been a long time since I participated, but I’m glad I did this week.

Have a good one…




Here's another July Bday card. I cut a scalloped frame for the card front. You know I really need to get another obsession, but I love scallops. Anyway I added a simple sentiment and a couple of flowers and it’s a wrap… At least for this one.



July ALREADY??? – Use IT Challenge #16

Can’t believe we’re already 7 months into 2009!!! Where does the time go??? Well, time to get those July birthday cards done. Here’s my first of the month. This card was done for the Use It Challenges Blog. For this challenge we had to:

  • Use something inspired by nature.

  • Use polka dots.

  • Use our favorite embellishment.

  • Mail our creation to someone special

I’ve got lots and lots of flowers so I used flowers, grass & a ladybug as my nature inspiration. The flowers are Bazzill Bitty Blossoms; the grass is a cut from the Cricut "Plaintain Schoolbook" cartridge, and the ladybug is a cut from the Cricut "Walk in my Garden" cartridge. Polka dots were added with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. My favorite embellishment is ribbon and this card will be going in the mail shortly… Mission accomplished!

Oh Yeah, I know it’s Summer and my card is a bit "Springy", but…



Flower Shaped Card…. RAK Week 4

Our Random Act of Kindness effort is in the final week. This was a great experience and I’ll continue to things like this throughout the year. I chose to make a simple flower shaped card this week. The flower is from the Cricut Hello Kitty cartridge. I used the card feature.



Father’s Day…. Same Design 3 Xs…

Well, if you’ve visited my blog before, you’re probably familiar with my infamous last minute creations. Today is one of those days. Father’s Day cards are done. Got them done pretty quickly because I’m using the “design once repeat often” methodology. At least these are all hand deliveries!



Random Act of Kindness…. Week 3

I’m on target with my third set of RAK cards. I’ve found that it’s easier to get them done if I come up with one theme and stick with that. Well got lots more to do. Just wanted to do a quicky post.



Get Well Soon...

I couldn’t stay away from the black, white, red combo. So here’s a quick Get Well card using the color scheme that I reach for more often than not.



Random Act of Kindness….Week 2

Just wanted to drop by and post my second set of RAK cards. I certainly hope they are received in the spirit in which they are given. Feels good to brighten someone’s day.

That’s it for now, but there’s more to come.

“See” ya soon…



What a GREAT Day... Kreative Blogger Award...!

Well today was a beautiful day in many ways and getting the Kreative Blogger Award was one of the beautiful parts of my day. Thank you so much Thomisia (Miss Misi) for this award. Be sure to click her link and check her out. Talk about creative!!!

Well, the rules for this award are as follows:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
  • Thx Thomisia
  • Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

  • Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

  • Share 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

  • Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers & post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

  • Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

Here goes...

  1. I have no siblings, but always wanted a sister.

  2. My mother & father always promised that Santa would bring me a sister... Bad Santa!

  3. I make my cousin's son call me Auntie or Tee Velma.

  4. When my cousin's son was about 5 years old, he introduced me to his teacher as "His cousin, Auntie Velma"... I take full responsibility for the confused look on his teacher's face. Priceless...

  5. I'm a major gadget girl. I love all things electronic.

  6. I love to read... That's why my Kindle 2 is one of my favorite gadgets.

  7. I watch waaaayyyy to much Reality TV (Survivor, Big Brother, ANTM, Amazing Race)... you get my point.

Links to KREATIVE BLOGGER NOMINATIONS... (in no particular order)

Okay, the "rule" is to leave a note letting the nominees know that they've been awarded. Well, ummmm, I don't have the nerve to tell all of them as I'm generally a lurker, but I do want you to click on the links and check out some of the wonderful creations.

I Don't Wanna Stop
A House of Cards
A Piece of My Scraps
It's Just Me Heather
A Place for My Cards


It’s a GOOD Thing… RAK Cards…

It’s always nice to receive cards and it’s even nicer when you don’t expect it. My Sunday School class has started a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) effort to send some cards to those in need of a pick-me-up.

We’ll be sending cards for the entire month of June (and probably beyond). All in all, it’s a good thing. Yep, it’s more blessed to give than to receive!



2S4Y 1st Annual Ultimate Card SHOWDOWN…

OK… Here’s the deal. I’m in search of my creativity. Seems like forever since I’ve done a card. That’s because my creativity just up and left! Didn’t even say goodbye! So to assist me on this scavenger hunt, I stopped by the 2 Sketches site for their 1st Annual Card Showdown. I really love the sketch. It was a challenge, but here’s my contribution...



Mother's Day...

Just dropping by to post a few Mother's Day cards that I've completed. I fell in love with this paper the moment a saw it! Love those bright colors.



A Couple of Cards to Share

Here's a quick post this eve to share a couple of cards that I completed. Yep, knocking those birthdays out, but I've got more to go.

See ya soon...



Birthday Card...2S4Y Kazan Sketch #24

Seems like forever since I participated in the sketch challenge @ 2 Sketches 4 You so I changed that today. Here’s quick little birthday card that I made based on Kazan's Sketch #24. I had fun using this bright GCD Studio Paper. Well, it’s off to the post office for this card.

Until next time…



Happy Scraps...Card Patterns Sketch #8

It seems my scrap pile is higher than my unused paper pile. So I decided to do something about that… I used some of my scrap paper to participate in Card Patterns Sketch #8. The colorful polka dots on the patterned paper seems as if they’d go with a “happy” theme so I used the familiar “Don’t Worry Be Happy” saying.

Well, I’m off to use more scrap paper. Until next time…



CUTTLEBUG Meets CUPCAKE...Be Inspired #24

This week I decided to participate in one of the Cuttlebug challenges at The Cuttlebug Challenge Spot. This week’s challenge was to use the ever so popular cupcake as part of the design.

I LOVE making shaped cards so I chose to do a Cupcake shaped card and use the Cuttlebug embossing on the frosting as well as the cupcake wrapper (pretty hard to see with the patterned paper)…

The cupcake was cut with my Pazzles machine using the DB Love Pastries font. This was a fun challenge especially since I use my Cuttlebug on most of my cards.

Until next time,




This is the third card in as many weeks that I made with this design. Why…??? Well, number one, I like the design. And number two, the original design of this card didn’t quite turn out the way I envisioned. So in cases like these, I always go back to the FAMILIAR.

That's another card down with more to come.




Well, I had a request to duplicate a few of my cards. I’m only posting one of the three because the other cards were the same as the original (same paper, same embellishments, same sentiment…). For the dress card below, I changed the paper and embellishments. This is such a fun card to make. The dress is cut from the DB Sweet Baby Clothes font.



SUPERSTAR Birthday...

Here’s a simple little birthday card for my friends son. It’s such a struggle to do masculine cards, but I think this paper looks really “boyish”… Anyway I used the Cuttlebug for the top part of the card and I used the Freedom pattern from the Crate Paper (Hampton Collection)… The star was cut from a pre-loaded Pazzles shape… And I added a little jute around the star…

Until next time...



Blog Award

This is cool! I log on to my computer and I have a blog award given to me by Jess. I love her work and I'm sure you will too. Check her out @ Basic Jess. You're sure to love her style.

Well, I have the honor of acknowledging ten of my favorite blogs.

Anyway, I visit these blogs often and I'm sure you'll find them inspiring too... I wanna be like them when I grow up!


(Blogs listed in no special order)...

House of Cards
Girl Lemme Tell You
I Don't Wanna Stop
Scrap from Bemmel
Fresh Brewed Life
A Creative Outlet of Thoughts
Lily Bean Paperie
Here By Grace
Scrap Album