Wednesday, March 30, 2011



It is challenge time again over at CRAFT US CRAZY. I am always amazed with each challenge at all of the amazing talent out there!! This week's challenge is another fun one....the theme is EASTER! Bunnies (chocolate or otherwise), chicks, baskets, eggs, jellybeans, peeps, candy, and pastel colors. Anything goes that ties into the EASTER theme. Please check out the CRAFT US CRAZY blog for all of the challenge details and information on our amazing sponsors and prizes this week.

Speaking of sponsors, we have two really great ones!! This week's challenge sponsor is PEGGY LOVES VINTAGE. They have the cutest images and they are so easy to use as they are already pre-colored. Our sponsor for the entire month of April is STAMPFAIRY, one of my favorites!

For this week's challenge I made a mini pizza box using a image from PEGGY LOVES VINTAGE. I printed the image out several times to add layers to the roses, butterfly and bunnies. I had never made one of these boxes before but I found a great tutorial over at SCS and it was super easy to make.

I am hoping you will join us over at CRAFT US CRAZY. I am looking forward to seeing every one's EASTER themed projects!!


Cardstock: Bazzill
Border Punch : Martha Stewart - Daisy Punch
Yellow Flowers: Petaloo
Pink Flowers: Recollections

This week's challenge sponsor:

Sponsor for the month of April:

Monday, March 28, 2011


No crafty post today, but my post is a YUMMY one. I wanted to share a few pics of the birthday party dessert table that my family put together for me on Saturday. Most of the items on the table were made by my oldest daughter, Brittany. I think she did a fantastic job!!
Britt made this yummy cake.

She also made these gorgeous cookies. They tasted just as good as they look!!
Chocolate covered Oreos...YUMMY!!
We had to drink a lot of frappucino's to get enough bottles for the pink lemonade.
Thanks for stopping by!! Make sure to come back on Thursday for a new CRAFT US CRAZY challenge.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


This card represents a couple of firsts for me. This is my first time trying a "joy fold" card. Actually, I have never even heard of this fold before. I know, I know, I am so behind the times. ;) Mary over at CARDZ TV has a really great tutorial on how to make this type of card. It was very easy to make and I am sure I will be making more of these in the future.

Another first, was my use of a Peggy Loves Vintage image. I don't know why I haven't worked with these images before. They are so easy to use, due to the fact they are pre-colored and they are SO CUTE. Seriously, how stinking cute is this couple?!?! I just love them and could not wait to use them on a anniversary card for a dear friend and her hubby.

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure to check back with me next Thursday when a new CRAFT US CRAZY challenge is announced.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011



You do know what today is right? It's Thursday, which means challenge day over at CRAFT US CRAZY. Our last challenge had over 180+ entries. What can I say? You guys rock!!! This week the challenge theme is CUPCAKES/CELEBRATION. You can check out all of the challenge and sponsor prize details here. Who are our sponsors for this challenge? For the entire month of March our sponsor is STITCHY BEAR STAMPS and our sponsor for this week's challenge is LIMITED RUNS DIGI'S.

Both my daughter and I have a birthday coming up within the next month and a half, so I thought I would make a banner as my challenge project that we could also use during our birthday celebrations. The banner was super easy to make and using one 12x12 sheet of paper yielded 6 banner flags. The hardest part was taking the pictures and trying to get a decent photo of the whole thing.

A close up pic. The banner says "CELEBRATE" with cupcakes on both ends.

I hope you will join us over at CRAFT US CRAZY this week for what should be a super fun challenge!! Always remember that we love to see all types of crafts during our challenges and it is not necessary to use product from our sponsors to participate, but if you do...awesome!!


Patterned Paper: Cloud 9 Design
Cardstock: Bazzill
Border Punch: Fiskars Apron Lace
Letter Dies: Quick Kutz Diesal
Cupcake Die: Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
Nestabilities: Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Prima Flowers

This week's challenge sponsor:

Sponsor for the month of March:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


A super quick card that I whipped up for a friend's birthday today. This is Winobella from Stamping Bella. She looks like she sure knows how to have a good time. The image is colored with Prisma Pencils. I added a little stickles to her dress, some little pearls around her neck and some Glossy Accents to the bottle and glasses. The paper and ribbon is from my stash, the sentiment is a Studio G dollar stamp and the wine charm I "borrowed" from my daughter Brittany's beading supplies. Shhhhh! ;)

Thursday, March 3, 2011



It's challenge time again over at CRAFT US CRAZY. This weeks challenge is all about....NATURE! What inspires you about nature? Is it the flowers, trees, birds, or bugs? Play along with us this week to show us what inspires you in nature. Our sponsor for this week's challenge is COCODINGO. They have some of the most gorgeous digi images. We also have the privilege of having STITCHY BEAR STAMPS as a sponsor for the entire month of March.

Here is my card inspired by NATURE. Just how gorgeous is this image from COCODINGO? I have to admit that this type of image is not the norm for me. I tend to make more of the cutesier cards and not to many serious or pretty cards. However, I really wanted to push myself for this challenge and do something out of the box for me. I have to say I really enjoyed coloring this image and it's one of my favorites now.

I printed the image on kraft paper and used my Prisma pencils to color it in. I made what I hope looks close to a cherry blossom out of a Quick Kutz die, that I cut out and layered, sewing seed beads into the center. I also hand sewed the seed beads along the bottom of the card for something different and not too cute. ;)

Here is a close up pic of the image colored in. So let's see all of those NATURE inspired projects!! Come join us over at CRAFT US CRAZY and play along with our NATURE themed challenge. Remember it is not necessary to submit a project using a product from one of our sponsors, but if you do awesome!!

Digi Image: Bird in Cherry Tree by COCODINGO

Kraft Paper

Prisma Pencils

Pink Seed Beads

Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy

Quick Kutz Dies


This week's challenge Sponsor:

Sponsor for the month of March:
Challenges I am entering this card into:

CCEE Stampers - Swirls

The Crazy Challenge - Here Comes Spring

Desert Islands Crafts Challenge - Itinerary: nature, no sentiment & hand colored image

Incy Wincy Designs - Spring is in the air

Meljen's Design's - U R such an ANIMAL

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


No crafty post today. I just wanted to share a few of our vacation photos with you all now that we are back from Disneyland. We had such a GREAT time and we are already planning our trip back next year. LOL

Here is Britt eating one of her new favorite breakfast foods....beignets!! OMGosh they were SO GOOD!!
This is what life is all about....these two gorgeous and crazy gals! The BEST show ever was the World of Color. Absolutely amazing. I think we took over 100 photos of just the show alone.

I think I need a re-do on the whole "what Disney character are you most like"? Surely this is a mistake!!

I love Tigger!!

Love him I said.

Scott gave Caitlin a little boost to get her pic taken with her favorite character. I think they have the same grin. :)

This one of Scott in Toon Town totally cracks me up.

A crack up just like her father!!
Those are just a few of my favorites.
Make sure to check back here on Thursday to see what new Challenge CRAFT US CRAZY will have in store for you all!!