Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Well, not exactly here in Texas, but I'm so in the mood for Autumn. I meant to post this little card that I made last week, but somehow overlooked it. I made it for the Fall Challenge at Docerela Creations. The challenge calls for using Fall colors on a recent or new layout or card. I used one of my favorite lines- Crate Paper's Farmhouse! Well, there's still time to play along with the challenge if you're interested go check it out!

Supplies: Patterned Paper, Stickers: Crate Paper; Chipboard (leaves): Maya Road; Stamps: Studio Calico; Ink and Embossing Powder: Tim Holtz; Ribbon and Raffia: Hobby Lobby

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Week, New Happy Dance.....Docerela Stamps!!!

I truly believe in "do what you love and love what you do" and that is why I am so excited to say that I am now a Docerela Creations design team member!!!! I love scrapbooking and crafting and am so happy to be able to share that joy with others. My heart is full and I can not even express how grateful and happy that I am at this moment! My One Little Word for 2011 is Push and while I have not pushed myself in every area that I want to (uhhh weight loss, but I'm working on it- LOL), I can honestly say that creatively I have stepped out of my shell and put my self out there and it has paid off! I encourage anyone who has a passion to follow it and amazing things will happen to you too! Ok, I won't get to "Emmy award speachy" but I am really grateful and honored to have this opportunity. Be sure to check out Docerela Creations and see why I'm so excited to be a part of the team!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Dance and Winner Winner....

I'm superexcited to announce that I am officially a Scrap Your Crap ( Queen of Crap!!!! I'm so excited to be a part of this amazing team of ladies who are going to inspire, encourage, and get people to scrappin' their crap!!! So please, come on over to Scrap Your Crap and meet all of the ladies and get ready to clean out your stash and start scrappin'!!!

And in other news.....
Only TWO ladies entered the Random Giveaway....and because I appreciate them so very much they are both winners!!!! But, to be fair I did go to to figure out who would win the original giveaway! So here's the winner of the Random goodness...
And #1 is Mallika!!!! Congrats, girl!!!

Oh, and entry  #2 Michelle, so guess what girl? I've got some goodies to send your way too!!! I will post a picture tonight!

So, again thank you ladies so much for taking the time to stop by and leave comments! Stay tuned because I will be giving away more goodies in the near future!

Mallika and Michelle please e-mail me your snail mail info at ngj9600 at yahoo dot com by next Friday, October 28, 2011 so I can get these treats out to you!!!!

Have A Scraptastic Day!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scrapbook Circle Challenge 17 & Sketchy Thursdays 10.13

Combined two journaling challenges this week- one from Scrapbook Circle and another from the sketch at Sketchy Thursdays! My little niece is just such a sweet little girl that I had to use Scrapbook Circle's August kit- You Are My Sunshine to make this layout about her because the colors and patterns in the kit were perfect for this photo of her. My printer is acting a little wacky, so the colors in the photo are a way off and not exactly the look I was going for but it works!

Anyway, I journaled about how much I love this little kiddo and a quick little story about the ribbons in her hair and the wristband she's wearing. She wanted a little tutu from the Dollar Tree which I told her was way too small for her, but she insisted that it would fit. Since it was just a dollar I got it anyway and of course 5 minutes after wearing split! So I cut it into pieces and made a some flowers to embellish her 'Dollar Tree' headbands, tied some of the fabric to the ends of her braids and used the left over piece to tie a wristband- talk about fashion design on a dime!  It's a good thing that this little girl does not belong to me because we would be some crazy dollar store craftin' nuts every weekend! Anyway, like I said the majority of the layout is made with my August Scrapbook Circle kit but I also added a few things like the 'you are here'/ arrow stamp and the stamp around the journaling block are Studio Calico as well as the buttons,  a heart doilie from my stash, and Thickers. Well, that's it for today! Oh, yeah and if you're Random Crate Paper giveaway a couple of posts below is still open until Wednesday morning! Ok, thanks so much for stopping by...have a great week!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Live in the Moment...

I made this 'live in the moment' tag based on a challenge on Tina's blog! Click over to her site to see the cool Pacsun shopping bag that she posted as the inspiration piece! Well, I was inspired by the black and white and the diagnal line flowing from the top to bottom of the bag! So I created a line of various MAMBI floral stamps and well let's just say my stamping did not come out the way I envisioned it so I placed a heart doilie over the center of the 'oops' area! I was also inspired by the picture because some things seemed like paint dripping from the picture which I interpreted as my true love- Mister Huey (Applejack). I also added a couple of punched butterflies to symbolize the life amidst the chaos and to really live in the moment because life is short and so we have to spread our wings, fly, and let our light shine...'cause baby you're a firework! Come on let your colors burst!!!' Oh, sorry I look for any excuse to burst into song- especially that one....Anyway just a quick little tag that I'm going to keep on my desk as a reminder! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Random Giveaway....

 I've been wanting to do a giveaway for quite some time and I'm collecting a box of goodies to giveaway, but I'm relatively new to blogging, so I don't have hundreds of followers breaking down my door for giveaways (LOL), so I thought I'd start off small and see who's interested and if you all like what you see than I have plenty more to share! Ok, so on to the meat and potatoes...
Well, October 6 is my blog post day at Scraps of Color E:spire and I asked the readers to take a another look through the great issue that was released last month and find something that inspires them or take note of something that they may have missed during their first look at this awesome E-zine! And, I want to invite you to do the same and as a "thank you" for taking the time to read it and comment you can have a chance at my Random Giveaway....Yes, I mean the actual Crate Paper Random 6x6 pad and the 12x12 Chipboard sheet (although, to save on shipping I will punch them all out and bag them up. Don't judge because I'm frugal- aka cheap- LOL! when it comes to cutting corners on shipping costs) Oh, and while I'm on the subject of shipping, I can only ship to US addresses. Random info: I love this line, but I love all things Crate Paper!
I'm not a complicated person, so to enter the giveaway is really simple. I'm hoping that if you've come across my humble little blog that you like it and wouldn't mind following me. Easy peasy, right? I also like multiple chances for things too, so.....

*Follow my blog (I'm new at this so I'm hoping to make it a prettier place to visit in the near future). I'm not a blabber mouth, so I promise not to clog up your reader with a too many random rambling posts! LOL!

**For an additional entry download (hopefully, you have already) the latest issue of Scraps of Color E:spire, read it, and then come back and tell me a bit about one of your favorite features, articles, or projects. Still easy peasy, right? (Click the link in my sidebar to download it).

***For an additional 4 entries( Yes, I said Four) create a NEW project inspired by something from the latest issue of Scraps of Color E:spire, blog about it, and come back and leave a link to your post, so I can be inspired by you! Again, Easy Peasy!

And, just to give you enough time to create something I will leave this giveaway open for a couple of weeks, so let's say until October 19 at 11:59pm Central Time! 
So, essentially you have the chance to put your name in the hat 6 times!!!!! And, if we can get several people involved I will do another, much larger, giveaway next month too! I want to spread the word about SOC and get everyone reading and sharing the word about it, too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Smooches...Hey Chickie

Paper Smooches makes some super cute stamps so I couldn't resist playing along with their current Spark Challenge, which is to create a project inspired by this picture:

Love the colors of the inspiration piece and knew immediately I wanted to use one of my favorite techniques of scrunching tissue paper to create a background. I kept it very clean and simple because the inspiration piece isn't very busy either. Also knew that the New Crate Paper was a must on this card too. Love the green chevron paper!

Supplies Stamps: Paper Smooches; Patterend Paper: Crate Paper; Twine: The Twinery; Embossing Powder: Recollections; Mist and Ink: Mister Huey, Jenni Bowlin; Tissue Paper

Hopefully, you will have a chance to play along before it closes tonight, but if not...I'm pretty sure there will be more challenges in the least I hope so! : )

Sunday, October 2, 2011

World Card Making Day...Umm more like Weekend!

So, I was stoked about the idea of spending all day crafting and making cards while my guys were at a football game for several hours on Saturday, but as  usual my plans were derailed! I had to babysit my little 5yoa niece and she's not the type that sits and plays alone quietly! Don't get me wrong, she's a sweetheart, but needs a lot of attention- so instead of playing with my scrappy stuff I was playing with her at the park and whatnot ALL day! But alas, she finally went to bed around 8:30 and I started celebrating...umm WCMD that is! So here's what I managed to complete on Saturday and into the wee morning hours of today...a couple of cards that I made for the Pink Paislee WCMD challenges! There is still time to play along just hop over to the Pink Paislee forum and take a look at all 7 of the cool challenges. If things go well, I will update this post with more pics that I complete for the challenges later today, but for now I must close my tired eyes and get some rest...I've got a lot of scrapping and cardmaking to do later...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pure in Heart with Paper Tree House and a Sketchy Thursdays 9.29

I have hopped along to several blogs in my time, but the faith blog hop that I just hopped along with at Paper Tree House has surely been the most spiritually inspiring one that I've ever experienced! I received some strong reminders of what God wants from us. The hop and the ladies who hosted it made me think about my everyday life and the amazing qualities that I see in my kiddos and what I need to focus on as well. For this layout I chose to focus on the attribute "Pure in Heart" because that is just what I see in my youngest son. He comes off, like his mother, as a very mellow, laid back person, but his heart is so big and so pure that sometimes I think I just may burst with joy. (Now of course sometimes he can be a little nervewrecking, like any other 9 year old but for the most part he is a sweetheart). So, a few weeks ago my son was reading about the effects of tobacco in his science book and he wanted to text the page to his uncle, who smokes, so he could see what smoking is doing to his lungs. Well, yesterday he remembered that he wanted to send the text and  he did. Of course, his uncle calls as soon as he gets the picture text of these lungs and thinks I'm the one who sent it! I let my son talk to him because he was composing a text explaining what the picture was but Uncle called before he finished. Uncle was touched, and told him to go ahead and send him the text message too and that he would give up smoking tomorrow! Of course my kids have heard this a million times, but I'm just touched that my son's heart is so big and so pure that he wants to change the behavior of a man that has been smoking for years!  I won't ramble on about how much I love this kiddo...but I'm telling you he just makes my heart smile!
(sorry the pic is kinda small, but hopefully if you click it will get bigger)
For this layout I used the current Sketchy Thursdays 9.29 sketch, Scrapbook Circle's August 'You are My Sunshine' kit, and some new Crate Paper that I received a couple of weeks ago- (LOVE) ...Oh, and I think I may be sharing some of my Crate Paper goodies next week if you want to come back and visit me...AKA...GIVEAWAY! Well, thanks for visiting Oh, and duh..I forgot....Happy World Card Making Day!!!