Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thank you!

I was in a homemade ornament swap that Sarah from Pink By Design organized. I received my ornaments in the mail a few minutes ago and they are already on my tree! They look perfect with the silver garland I have on the tree since they are silver and white crochet angels! They are so beautiful!!! I love PBD and thought the ornament was a great idea! Thanks Sarah and thank you so much to Rebecca who sent such beautiful ornaments to me!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow, it has been so long since I have posted!! We went on vacation and since our return I have been working on everything for Liam's 5th b-day party coming next weekend and decorating the house for Christmas! I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! This year, I am especially grateful that my mom is feeling better and adjusting to her new digs at the assisted living facilty! I am so grateful to have my 8 siblings, my husband and my kids! I am so thankful to have a job when so many have lost theirs, to have my home, good health and wonderful friends. I am so glad to have discovered the Cricut although now its become a crazy addiction! Without it though I would not have discovered so many wonderful blogs and so many awesome people like all of you! Your talent, dedication, unselfishness, willingness to teach others and desire to share with others is amazing! I have been so honored to be a guest designer for some of you and to be in some great blog hops! Thank you!! I appreciate all of you and wanted you to know that. A special happy turkey day to Amy, Rhonda,and Ana. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with me, you all are so inspiring!! I know I will see Ana but Amy and Rhonda-come visit! After that first snow, you will need a warm vacation in FL!! lol xoxo
I made two cards but was so busy I didn't get to join in any challenges~ but, here they are! Happy Turkey day!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Toadally cool!

Good morning! Today I have a card I made for the Tacky Tuesday
Challenge on Face Book. This group is run by Ruthie of September ninth. Ruthie is so talented, you should really visit her site and see all the cool things she makes! She has challenges once a month on Face Book. This month the challenge was to use a frog cut and the sentiment "toad" or "frog." This is what I came up with:
I love the Create a Critter cartridge! I used My Pink Stamper stamps. I used the "toadally" from one set and the "wishing you were here" from another set. (dont ask me how long it look to do that, my hands were black after that lil project...sure, just tape over the part you don't want to use they say,its so easy-really????) I used some DCWV Christmas paper I got last year and my new sheer red ribbon(love it!) I will send this card to my sister who won't be here for Christmas! Now get over to face book,ask to be a member,check out all the entries, and enter one of your own!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I love my kids!

Forgot to post some pictures from Halloween! Liam and I went as Wolverine and Wonder Woman! I love Halloween and after seeing all the cool projects throughout the month on Scrap Happens and Jeans Crafty Corner and some other blogs I follow, I cannot wait until next year!!
Here is a picture of the two of us!
this is his teacher, Ms. Roseann:
I am "schmom" to Mikey (19) and Alex(17). Here is a picture of all the kids from Alex's Senior homecoming dance. Not too shabby, huh?? I love my kids!!!

Happy Saturday!

OOOH its gorgeous here in south Florida, its actually kind of cool outside!! Yea! Last night we went on a hayride and roasted marshmallow at a local park! The little dude likes to stay home so it took some begging and pleading but then he had a blast! And, since it was cool out it, it made it more fun. (when its a zillion degrees and the fire is a zillion degrees, its not so fun! ha!) I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, get outside!!!
I have been kind of busy, gearing up for a trip and making decorations for Liam's b-day next month but managed to get one card done this week! I am entering this little pumpkin card into the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion-Pumpkin, Whimisical Designs and More than Favors

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Birthday Hop winner

Good Morning Peeps! I have a winner for Rhonda and Amys Birthday hop! It was comment #7-- Diana

That is so funny 50 sucks-- You did a great job.
I will have to remember that.

Congrats! I will contact you today for your address. By the way, Diana has a wonderful blog, I have been following her for a while now. Please take the time to go see her beautiful cards and follow her!! Thanks to everyone who hopped along and for all the nice comments!! Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Amy & Rhonda's Birthday Party Blog Hop!

This hop officially starts at 9 am but because I have to work(ick!), my post is up early!
Welcome to Amy and Rhonda's Birthday Party Hop! I have a tale to tell you, are you ready?? Once upon a time (okay, once upon two times nearly a decade apart), two girls were born... These girls were both visited by their fairy godmothers and granted very special talents... One was given the talent of creating the most beautiful mini scrapbook albums while the other was given the talent of creating some really amazing explosion boxes... Each of these girls would one day begin blogging, and this is how they would meet...

Somewhere over the rainbow, you'll find the lovely Rhonda... Where scrap happens and paper flies..And somewhere near the zoo, you'll find dear Amy...Where giraffes prance and frolic to her heart's content...
One day, these two lives collided and Rhonda and Amy have become forever friends!! Lovely Rhonda had this incredible idea for a new twist on a challenge blog, so she contacted dear Amy and asked her to take care of the "technical" side... For many months, they have enjoyed CELEBRATING the get-togethers and parties that make life fun by showcasing the DECORATIONS that others share... And THAT is how the Decorate to Celebrate! challenge blog began...

Today, it's time to CELEBRATE good times and good friends with this "BIRTHDAY PARTY" Blog Hop and Birthday Project Link-Up that will last all month long!! Rhonda, who is turning the big 5-0 this year deserves a month-long celebration, don't ya think??? And Amy, who will forever stay 29 (for the 12th time) has always been a BIG believer in the "Birth-month Celebration"... Soooooo... After the hop has ended, you'll be able to create a "Birthday Party" themed project and LINK IT UP at the Decorate To Celebrate! challenge blog!! Usually, your entry needs to be a decoration or party supply, but THIS MONTH (and this month only), you can link up ANY Birthday Party project (cards, layouts, 3D Art...). We'll be giving out some Birthday Presents all month long, but you'll need to enter to WIN!! You'll find more details on the challenge blog... For now, let's get hopping!! :)

Rhonda and Amy have assembled a few of their creative friends to join them on this Birthday Party Adventure through Bloggie-Land... Along the way, you'll find some incredibly creative projects to celebrate Rhonda and Amy... If you came here from Sheena then you are in the right spot!! If you have just happened upon my blog, I'd love for you to join the PARTY so CLICK HERE to start at Rhonda's blog so you don't miss any of the FUN!!
Both Amy and Rhonda know how much I appreciate not only their creativity but our new friendship as well. It's hard to make gifts for two of the most creative people I know but here goes!

As you know, Rhonda is turning 50 and I think she is funny as all get out. So, I think she will see the humor in my gift to her(I hope!). Ya know how old ladies suck on butterscotch and well, to some people turning old sucks?
Ha! Ha! I used a clear bucket and using vinyl (for the first time), spelled out "50 sucks" and added butterscotch to her bucket! get it??
For Amy's gift I also used a clear bucket and decorated it with Coredinations paper(she loves giraffes),a rosette I made,a beautiful fabric flower from Maya Road, a stick pin I made and some gold and black tulle.
Thanks for checking out my project, your next stop will be the very talented Carri (whom I learned how to make the stick pin from!)however, before you go be sure to leave a comment on this post so that you'll be entered to WIN the GRAND PRIZE! Here's the entire line-up!! You'll finish up at Decorate to Celebrate
where you'll be able to start entering YOUR Birthday Party projects for a chance at some Birthday Prizes tomorrow!! This challenge will last ALL month long, so we hope you'll join us for the CELEBRATION!!
Rhonda(Our November Birthday Girl!!)
Cally Ann
Peggy Sue are here!
Amy (Our December Birthday Girl!!)
Decorate To Celebrate

I also have BLOG CANDY!(did ya think I would make you read this entire thing without a lil candy at the end???)
two Cosmo Crickett Glubers and a Maya Road coaster album. I would love for you to be a follower but its not necessary to win. But please leave an email address so I can get in touch with you should you win! I will pick a winner on November 2nd! Happy Birthday ladies and thanks for including me in your hop!