Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pirate Party Decorations

I just wanted to share the decorations that I made for my Daughter's Pirate Birthday Party and the awesome pinata my friend made for her.  We all had a great time at the party and she told me later that night it was the best party ever!!!  I had a total of 12 kids in the house due to the lovely weather we had that day.  It had been so pretty for the last couple of weeks and of coarse it rained the day of the party.  Hope you enjoy the pictures!!!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

#47 HIMCR MIU Week

This week has flown by!!  I have been crafting so much this week that I haven't even had time to post my pictures of all the things I have made.  I hope to start posting them tonight but if I'm too tired they will start going up tomorrow. 

Now it's time for the challenge this week at HIMCR it is MIU Week-Father's Day Card or project about your Father.  I decide that for this challenge I would make this cute little card and box to match that I keep seeing on the Silhouette website.  It was so much fun to make!

Card and box are cut from the Silhouette Cameo
Fern Core'dinations paper
Stripe paper is some I had from a paper kit I got a few years back at Joann's

Be sure to check out the Design Team creations for the week.
Then head over to HIMCR to enter the challenge!
Hope everyone has a Great Memorial Day weekend!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

HIMCR Challenge #46 Technique week

Hello Everyone!
This has been a very busy week at my house.  My daughter turned 9 on Monday and my son
turned 7 yesterday.  Along with their birthdays I have been trying to get the house ready for my daughter's party on Sunday.   She wanted a pirate them party.  I will post pictures of the party and her decorations later in the week so be sure to check back to see them. 

This week challenge at HIMCR is Technique week "Do Over!" Take an older card and redo it.  Change the colors, add embelishments, make it more simple, whatever.  Have Fun!!

I made my card for Valentine's Day but it was way to simple for me.  It need something else so I  chaged it this week.



After card I made it into a 4x4 card and add a piece of pink paper and embossed it and
 add some ink to the pink paper. 
I'm much happier with it now.
The Ladybug and Love is cut from the Creative Memories This and That Cartridge.

Be sure to check out the Design Team creations for the week.

Then head over to HIMCR to enter the challenge!

Hope everyone has a good weekend!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Canvas

Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!  My kids and husband made me breakfast, we took some new pictures, did some shopping, and out to eat dinner.  We also planted a couple of flowers they bought me. 

I made this canvas for the kids to give their Oma for Mother's Day!  Our family all lives in IL so over the last 9 years she has become like a Mom to me and a grandma to my kids.  I don't know what I would do without her and the kids love her so much!

These are the new pictures I took of my babies yesterday.  I can't believe my baby girl will be 9 tomorrow and Friday my Little Man will be 7. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

#45 HIMCR Super Scraps Saturday

I had so much fun making my Design Team project this week!  I got to make it with one of my
 Design Team Sisters!!  AJ and I finally got to meet up and craft! 

This week is Super Scraps Satruday at HIMCR!  I decide to make a gift card holder with my scraps.
The gift card was cut from my Silhouette with black card stock scraps and I covered the front with some Congratulations scrap.  Then I stamp You Go Grad with a set of Graduations stamps I bought last year at Michael's.  Then I add a piece of white ribbon to the front.

Now it's time to check out the rest of the Design Team projects.

Then head over to HIMCR to enter the  challenge!

Hope everyone has a great Mother's Day tomorrow!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

My first little purse made with my Silhouette

Hello Everyone!

Yesterday I was a very exciting day!  I got to go over and craft with my Design Sister AJ!!! 
  I'm so glad we live so close to each other and craft together!!   It was such a fun day.  While I was over at AJ's house I put together this little purse together that  I cut out on my Silhouette for the kids to give to their Oma for her birthday.  I didn't get a chance to get her birthday present made and ordered yet so we put an I.O.U. in it for a mouse pad with their pictures on it. 
 She was so happy to get it. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Heaven's Sweet Babies Winner

Hello Everyone!! 

I just wanted to thank everyone who joined in the Heaven's Sweet Baby Hop and to AJ Scrapbooking & Cards for putting this hop together!!  I'm so glad to have been apart of this hop for our DT Sister Jessica and all of the other women in our lifes who have had miscarriages.

Now it's time to announce the winner of the Blog Candy!!!

The winner is

Congratulations AmyE  please email at with your address! 

Thanks again to everyone who joined us!! 

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I thought for Teacher Appreciation Gifts that I would use my new birthday present to make the gifts!  I love my new Silhouette Cameo!!  These little 3D teacups were so easy to make! 

I'm entering my Gift and card at Little Scrap Pieces Teacher Apperciation Challenge. 

3D teacup from Sihouette Cameo and made it 8"
2.5" circle from the Creative Memories Custom Cutting System to make a circle and attached it to the cut cup with foam tape
Michael's - Recollection school paperpacket
Core'dinations paper

3x3 cream card
CTMH Good Work
Michael's - Recollection school paperpacket
Core'dinations paper
Black and Cranberry CTMH Ink

I hope that you loved my gift and card!  Now be sure to stop over at Little Scrap Pieces at check out the challenge!! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

HIMCR I'm Thankful challenge

It's been so much fun doing these challenges.  We are ready for you last one. 
The challenge is I"m Thankful!

I looked back and forth through my pictures and I just loved these plus they are coming up to the ones I need to scrapbook too! 

The kids love that for the last 3 years Grandma and PawPaw have been coming out to spend Thanksgiving with us and me too!!  She big into saying everything is a traditon and this is one of our new tradition and I'm very thankful for it!!

Paper is from DCWV Fall stack
Used Creative Memories Page Planners to layout the page
Creative Memories Doodling Templets
Storybook Cartridge for the font.
Sizzix Love Letter texturz plate on the photo mats

Be sure to stop by and check out my Design Team Sisters pages!!

Then head over to HIMCR to enter the challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!

HIMCR Kid's Craft Challenge

Here is the 4th challenge for today!  Kids craft this can be for a kid, about a kid/s, or with your kid/s

My son had so much fun working on his Pinewood Derby car I decide to use this layout
for my Kid's craft!

Orange Core'dinations cardstock and DYI Work Zone from Karen Foster Design
Creative Memories Traveler cart for the font and Creative Memories Cart This & That for the tools
Creative Memories Tag maker
CTMH Tool Time stamp set

Be sure to stop by and check out my Design Team Sisters pages!!
Then head over to HIMCR to enter the challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!

HIMCR Holiday Catch up challenge

We are on our 3rd challenge for the day so far.  This was another fun one.  I'm so far behind on my kids albums so I'm right at Halloween for this past year.  I love how my paperdolls turned out.

Challenge is Holiday Catch up!

Paperdolls are 3.5" from Dressup Paperdolls cart, Doodlecharms cart for candy and candy bag, and Creative Memories Travler for the font.Primary Orange Cardstock and a Halloween sheet of paper from Hedi Grace design

Crafty Steals: Use scraps.  Paper dolls, candy, and candy bag were all made from my Scrap box!

kraftygirls Face Off! Challenge #7

Be sure to stop by and check out my Design Team Sisters pages!!
Then head over to HIMCR to enter the challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!

HIMCR All about Me challenge!

It's time for another fun challenge at HIMCR today.  This one is All about Me!! 

I decide to make another Digital page for this challenge.  I did a page something like this year for a Creative Memories challenge so I made it again and made lots of changes to it.

This is a digital 12x12 page I made in Creative Memories Storybook Creator
Be Young Girl Digital Additions
Font is Microsoft Sans Serif

Be sure to stop by and check out my Design Team Sisters pages!!

Then head over to HIMCR to enter the challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!

HIMCR Challenge Black/White and YOUR Favorite Color!

Hello Everyone!!  This week I have been busy planning birthday parties for my daughter and son and making alot of birthday cards.  May is a very busy month for us.  I worked on my Design Team projects for the week also.  I had so much fun crafting all week long.

May is National Scrapbooking Month so for the first Saturday this month at HIMCR there will be
 5 challenges for National Scrapbooking Day!!   The first challenge is Black/White and Your favorite color!!!  I had so much fun with all the challenges but I just love this so much!!

My favorite color is Purple!!  I love this black and white paper so much!  Then this picture is a favorite of mine.  My husband was deployed so much in the year of 2009.  He missed every holiday and birthday.  I was so sad he was going to miss our 10th Anniversary.  A couple of days before our Anniversary we had an FRG meeting and within a few minutes into the meeting they let us know our husbands were going to be in Hawaii in a few days.  I was happy and sad at the same time.  In less than 12 hours after hearing he was going to be there I had arrange for the kids and the cats to be taken care of, packed for us all, got plane tickets, and was on the way to the airport. I was nervous to leave the kids in Washington and me fly to Hawaii but it had been along year.  He was so surprised to hear I was coming to see him and we got to spend our 10th Anniversary together!!   It was the best 4 days I had so far that year!! 

This is a digital 12x12 page I made in Creative Memories Storybook Creator
Save the Date Digital Additions
Black and White Power Palette
Diva Bling
Classic Autumn
Expressions of Love
font is Civilian

Be sure to stop by and check out my Design Team Sisters pages!!

Then head over to HIMCR to enter the challenges! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wedding Cake Album

I love these Wedding Cake albums and have made so many of them for orders. I just made this one over the last few days for an order. I love the red and black together.

Birthday Cards

May is my busy month!  We have so many birthday this month.  My DT sister Jessica had posted a video on how to make these great pop up birthday cards on her blog the other day so I thought that I would give them a try!!  They were so easy to make and everyone has loved them so far!!  Thanks again Jessica!