Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas 2013

I am finally getting around to uploading my Christmas Decoration Pictures and thought I would share them here so I can easier find them next year, LOL Believe it or not, I didn't put out all of my decorations this year as I really didn't want to decorate at all but I was talked into it via family. I didn't decorate the Paper Playground at all this year and that is just pure laziness! I pray everyone had a wonderful holiday season and only the best in 2014! *Hugs*

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Still alive and kicking in North Augusta!

I am still alive and kicking but have not been able to create a thing successfully to share here lately! So, I will share the newest love of my life. His name is Snickers and he is a terrdle (Terrier and Poodle mix). He's 4 1/2 months old and a total character. He gets along well with the other dogs except my son's dog who despises him, LOL I think he's a bit hyper for Axel to handle. I am thrilled having him in my life though as he brings so much joy and love to anyone he comes in contact with. *Hugs*

Sunday, September 1, 2013


That loveable, most famous mouse of all! My great-nephew, Skyler (at 6 months old) just LOVES MM so when I saw this mini paint can (left over from a gift pack of bubblegum) I knew it was just for him! It took me forever to find a headshot that would cut small enough to fit on the lid but I hung in there and finally got it completed! It will look so cute in his new bedroom holding cotton balls or anything else they need it for! *Hugs*

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Where Have the Days Gone???

Wow, it doesn't seem like it has been "THAT" long since I posted, but umm, yeah, it has, LOL I, do finally, have something to share. I have seen all these cups people are making and am in awe of them, so I tried one myself. This is for my Great Niece, Faith. I set up the name on Scal, doubled it and set the second one as blackout rounded at about 3 inches. Then I weeded out the unnecessary pieces and layered by eyeballing it. I cut the tiny butterflies (purple), 3/4" white dots and 1" light pink dots (some look darker in the picture but they are all light pink) with punches (warning, they are a bear to get removed off the backing) and just placed them here and there. I am tickled pink with how it came out and can't wait to give it to her next weekend! I'm sorry the picture isn't much easier to see but the bottle is rounded so hard to get it all in one shot! *Hugs*

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blowing in the Wind

That is what I was thinking of when I created this card! The "flower" is one my best buddy has the die for so she cut me a bunch out of different color papers. I used a pre-made card base and just cut out a piece of paper to go on the front, cut my "grass" with my grass making scissors (can't for the life of me recall what they are actually called, LOL), ran my ribbon through my Xyron to make it sticky and just stuck it all together. I stamped the "with love" and used a nestie to cut it out with. My inspiration came from a card I found on Google while searching for "Handmade" or "Homemade Cards". I enjoy looking at other's cards while I sit and watch tv at night so I am either on Pinterest or Google, LOL *Hugs*

Wedding Card 3

My great nephew finally came home from the hospital today :) I haven't seen him yet but hope to later! This is the final wedding card I needed to make for my niece- it took me two days to complete due to sinus issues kicking me down! I cut the main base at 12X6 as some tuts called for 12X5 and others 12X7 so I took the middle road, LOL I scored it at 3" and 9". I found the image of the butterfly bride online and it is perfect as her theme is butterflies and rainbows! I just printed it off SCAL (only reason is I can get the exact size I want easier there) and then fussy cut around the edges of both the bride and groom. I used my nesties to cut the outside stamped image and printed the inside saying and used a nestie to cut it out as well. I forgot to ink the edges of the outside stamped image but she will never know, LOL I am happy to have all three done and no major mishaps along the way! *Hugs*

Saturday, March 9, 2013

May They Live Happily Ever After!

I hope and pray they do! This is for my niece and her fiance who are getting married next month. I already made my card for her but this is for my mom to give them! I will still have to create one from my grandmother as well, LOL I totally scraplifted the idea for this one as well while on a blog hopping expedition. *Hugs*

Friday, March 8, 2013

Mishaps Happen

And sometimes they are a good thing! I pulled out this impressabilities from Spellbinders the other day and tried using my brayer to apply ink to the card. It left a decent impression but I wasn't overjoyed with it so I tried it with the Cuttlebug! I forgot to wipe the ink off and this is what came out- how beautiful is this?! I just love it! I will stamp a sentiment on it when I need it for whatever purpose later on. *Hugs*

Pinterest Again

I have got to stay away from this place, LOL Here are two more cards I saw there tonight that I had to lift and make myself. *Hugs*

Pinterest- enough said!

I went in search of some inspiration today in Pinterest and haven't gotten a single thing done in the house now, but I am sure some of you can relate, LOL I saw this simple card and had to recreate it in my own way and loved it when completed- until I took the picture! THEN I realized I had not pulled out my dots folder but the tiny hearts, LOL Oh well the thought was in tiny dots, LOL *Hugs*

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Photo is a mishap this time!

Ok, I have tried three times to take a picture of this card and each time I have either cut something off or made it so blurry it looked like hurricane season! I got the tutorial for this shadowbox card off The Frugal Crafter's site and it was so simple to put together and I love the outcome! It was supposed to have a pine cone, pine needles and a small branch on it but I guess my pine tree burned down as it did not happen, LOL *Hugs*

Monkees and Butterflies

No, I didn't misspell that, I am sitting here listening to The Monkees on Youtube while crafting! It can surely get your blood pumping but it takes me twice as long to get anything done for dancing, LOL I saw this card on Shirley's Blog ( ) and had to try it out! It cut beautifully, even the tiny flowers! "Cheer up Sleepy Jean" Oh, got side tracked again, LOL I am off to do some house work while I am pumped with energy! *Hugs*


I have seen so many cards that use buttons so neatly but I have never used any on mine. Tonight I decided I was going to use some and I am quite tickled with the results. The card is very similar to the one I made earlier in the week but I changed the colors a bit! I may just make a set and give them to my niece when she gets married next month. *Hugs*

Monday, March 4, 2013

It's a Boy!!!!

My great nephew was born last week 6 weeks early weighing in at 4.9 lbs. He has since lost a full pound plus so he is presently residing in the NICU. I made this card for the mama when she has her baby shower (it was supposed to be this weekend but it was held off until the baby is home and safe). I am loving how this came together and I used a wobbly on it so the giraffe wiggles on the card! He isn't as low down on the oval as it looks so I am thinking by taking it looking down at the card created that effect. *Hugs*

Sunday, March 3, 2013

And the Fun Continues...

I made another "Just incase" card today. I am working on getting quite a stash going so if I come across the need for one, I have it ready just need to stamp a sentiment. I don't ever use flowers on my cards, but today I felt like adding a couple just to be different. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and your weekend was just splendid! *Hugs*

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Just for Fun!

I was a bit bored tonight, in between cooking and cleaning, so I created a few more cards to have in my stash should I need one! The purple one was made with a dryer sheet on top of the paper and a Stampin Up Stamp. I wish you could see the real sparkle on this one! The pink one was made with Stampin Up Stamps as well. I am having so much fun creating just to create! I did redo the ribbon on the purple one so it looks more like the one on the pink card, LOL *Hugs*

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Thank You Cards

I have finally stamped the inside of 4 more Thank You Cards for my mom and I can now say they are completed! I am loving these butterflies and thinking I might need to try to find some more now that I am out of them! *Hugs*