Saturday, December 31, 2011

Great giveaway

Hi crafters,

Here is a great giveaway you might want to make sure you check out.  Its over at Creating for the Heart
She is offering a $150 gift card from Micheal's, copic markers, a copic swatch book, and a copic air brush system.  I hope I am lucky enough to win one of these wonderful blog candy.  Hope you all come and join the fun with me.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Surgery Over

Back home from surgery today the Doctor removed a bone spur from my heel for the next two days I cannot put any weight on it and then I will be off work for 4 to 6 weeks.  After the first two days I have lots of plans to scrap, scrap, scrap and get lots of things done in my craft room.  Plus get some crocheting done also.  So I hope to have lots to show all my scrapping friends in the coming weeks. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day after CHRISTmas

Hi and Happy Holidays to all my blogger friends and family.

I hope that you and your families have had a wonderful CHRISTmas day and you have been getting out for all the bargins today.

I have lots of new projects so done and in mind to share with you all soon.

Patti and Family

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the Way

Wow!! What a fun challenge over at Paper Cutz Challenge this week:

"Jingle All the Way!" Make a card, LO or craft project using a stamped, digital stamp or Cricut cut image of Jingle Bells. Use any colors you'd like.

I have been busy the last couple of weeks making these sour cream containers for family and friends.  Many of them will be going out to California and to the nursing home where LeRoy's mom is at.  I always try to do something special for the residents every holiday.  I have made about 110 of them to now and have about 30 more to go yet.    I made this special for the challenge this week.  It is a bit larger then the others I made them with a 4x6 paper and I used a 5x7 for this one.

Here is my project:

I used a digi stamp that I got from Diane's Digital Design. 
I colored the digi with my gel pens. 
The gold circle is cut at 3 &3/4 inches the blue with white is cut at 4 inches.  I used the cut on Mini Monograms.
I then added the ribbon that came from the Dollar store.  They really have some cute ribbons this year and you get 9 feet for only a dollar.
The containers are filled with different varieties of Hersery Kisses, Lifesavers, other chocolates, and stickers.\
Then the front and be reused as a Holiday decoration.
They turned out so well. 

So I hope to see your fun project or great card at Paper Cutz Challenge.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #117

Hello Fellow Crafters:

Hope you are doing well and getting lots of crafting done.  I have been busy but not as busy as I need to be in my craft room. But I did want to share with you and invite you to join us over at Paper Cutz Challenge for a fun challenge this week. 

"Let's Talk Turkey!" Make a card, LO or craft project for Thanksgiving, using a stamped, digital stamp or Cricut cut image of a Turkey . Use any colors you'd like.

I would like to share my card with you all.  You are all so great and love to view your blogs and your great projects.  Here is my card:

I used the cartridge Simply Charmed.  I cut the turkey at 3 1/2 inches and the Happy Thanksgiving at 1 inch.  I added some orange and brownish gold ribbon.  I added two brads on the orange ribbon and three
embellishments on the bottom of the brownish gold ribbon and three embellishment along the side.
I went a bit off the beaten path and made my turkey with some pink paisley paper; I thought that my turkey turned out sweet.  But different. Hope that you like it.

Now I would love to see you project using a turkey over at PCC.  Have a great day.  

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #116

Hello  Crafters,

What a great challenge this week at PCC, where I am so fortunately to be on the DT with some extremely talented crafters.   And a leader ,Mary,  who is the best. 
The challenge this week is:  "Let's Talk Turkey!" Make a card, LO or craft project for Thanksgiving, using a stamped, digital stamp or Cricut cut image of a Turkey . Use any colors you'd like.

For this weeks challenge I started making a paper bag mini album.  Which is something new for me.  So I am learning as I make this album which I plan on sending to my Hubby's biological mother that we met just a few years ago.  I am hoping to learn more their Thanksgiving traditions.  I am using one section of the album for my challenge this week.

Here is my challenge project:

I use paper that my niece Bree had given me.  She is go great at picking out wonderful and cool papers.
I used the cartridge From My Kitchen for the loaf of bread, the pie and the salt and pepper shaker.
The turkey is from the cartridge Doddle charms.
There is a pull out to put one of her favorite recipes on.

This is a pic of one of the inserts for additional pictures or more recipes.
I am hoping that the more I make of these albums the better they get.  If you have anything to add to help me along the way please let me know.  I am always open for advise.

This was a fun and challenging challenge for me.  But I am trying to work more outside my comfort area and learn more new fun way to express my craftiness.

I hope to see your projects this week at Paper Cutz Challlenge

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge

Wow !!  Did I mess up I forgot to post my challenge.  So here it is.  Good news is you still have time to get your project in tonight. 
The challenge this week is:  "Turning Over a New Leaf" Make a card, LO or craft project for Fall using LOTS of leaves and any colors you'd like, EXCEPT NO GREEN or BLUE.

My challenge is a layout. That is titled "Fun in the Falling Leaves"
I use there different paper with leaves on them.  I cut the tree trunk from another page and glued down some shimmer paper from DCWV.
I punched several leaves of orange, brown, red, and golden yellow with a fiskar mini punch that my hubby bought me.
I added a tag for journaling with some brown ribbon.

So hurry over and add your project at PCC'

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Faith's 3rd Birthday Treat Bags

I made these for my granddaughter 3rd birthday party.  Her theme was My Little Kitty and Halloween.  She love these treat bags that I made for her.

I use the Cricut Hello Kitty cartridge to make all the characters on the tags.
The witch and cat were cut at 3 inches.
The bat and pumpkins were for the boys and cut at 1 3/4 inches.
I stamped Happy Birthday with SU  ink: then trimmed around with Fiskar decorated scissors and inked around them with the same pink as the stamp.
The back banner was DCWV Halloween card stock cut at 4 x 51/2 inches.
The bags were filled with toys and candy.

These turned out so cute and Faith loved them.  But they sure had lots of pieces to put together.  But the smile on her face made it all worth it.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge

Good Morning Talented Crafty Friends,

Wow does Paper Cutz Challenge have a great challenge this week and for even a better cause.  Breast cancer awareness is something every women should be aware of and get there yearly mammograms.  Early detection is the key to curing the disease. 

This week the challenge at PCC is:  "In the Pink" As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so to help promote this worthy cause, let's make a card, LO or craft project for Breast Cancer Awareness month using PINK and any other colors you'd like.

This week I made a layout for the challenge.

Here is some closer photos of the great digis that I used.

I got this digi from Little Scraps of Heaven isn't he the cutest little way to think pink  I cut some black paper and layered it some bright pink and used my Fiskar corner punch to accent the paper.

From the first time that I seen this digi I knew I had to use it.  She is great for getting the message out.  To Save the Boobies.  I got this great digi from Jen's Digi Stamps.  I colored her with my gel pens and I use pink embossing to accent the sign.  I also use black and pink paper to help make it stand out.

I cut the word survivor from the cartridge Printing Press at 1.40inches.  The picture holders are cut at 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.  The corners are punched with a punch that will allow the pic to slide in under them.  I cut the tag from so bright green paper and add the pink ribbon with all the colors in the page.  I think it turned out great and cute. 

Thanks for checking out my blog and I hope to see your project in our challenge this week at Paper Cutz Challenge

Have a fabulous day.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #112

Looking for a fun challenge.  I have one for you.  Paper Cutz Challenge is have a great challenge this week it is:  "Keeper of the Crows"  Make a card, LO. or craft project for Fall using a hand stamped, digital stamped, or Cricut cut image of a scarecrow using orange, yellow, brown, black, blue,and white ONLY.

Here is my card:

I made this then realized there was only certain colors to use.  My mistake.  But he turned out cute.  He is a digi stamp I got as a freebie from the Paper Squirrel I colored him with glitter pens.  Added a little pumpkin button for him to hold.  Not sure of the papers I got from my niece.  Added a wavy ribbon with a little clothes pin on it .  The sentiment is a from a package I got at Micheal's. Added some orange buttons tied with some tan string.  Other that the mess up of using some colors that were not in the challenge I really liked this card. 

I hope to see your challenge this week at PCC.  I know that you will use the colors.  Have a great day.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Inking It Up Crazy World Card Day

Hi Crafter.
Today is World Card Day and Inking It Up Crazy is having a challenge every hour from 9 to 5.  Today.
So if you would like to join go to her blog Inking It Up Crazy for all the fun and wonderful card makers who are helping Kassidy today.  For my challenge it is a pink, black and white card.

Here is my card:

I made this card with the Cricut cartridge Christmas which I got on my gypsy.
I cut it at 5 1/2 inches.
I used the flip button and welded it on my gypsy.
Then added a pearl gem in the center of the card.
The card basic is a shining black that came from Walmart.
The pink and white paper is from DCWV.
I used the piece from around the pink paper and put inside of the card as a decoration.
It turned out great. 

I hope that you all have fun today and get lots of inspiration from these talented ladies.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Particraft giveaway

Particraft is haveing a great giveaway.

She needs 1 more follower to get to her goal of 1800 so go and check it out.  At Particraft LTD and check it out

Paper Cutz Challenge #111

Hello My Friends.

What beautiful fall weather we are having here is southern Illinois. 
Come on over to Paper Cutz Challenge and join me and the fantastic DT for a fun and unique challenge this week.  Our leader and very talented Mary, has come up with a great challenge this week.                       

The challenge this week is:   "Shake, Rattle and Roll" Make a card, LO or craft project for Halloween with a hand stamped, digital stamped, or Cricut cut image of a skeleton, or a skull and crossbones, BUT make it cute, NOT SPOOKY! Use any colors you'd like.

Here is my card that I made to share with all you wonderful crafters:
I use the mini monster cartridge to make the skeleton on my card.
The ribbon I got from the neat little shop in Centraila, IL.
I got the skull and bone gems from my wonderful RAK buddy:  Becky  at Buzzy Bee Designs
She has been a fabulous Rak friend.
The sentiment is from Pink by Designs.
All the paper is some that my niece had got for me.  We share all the paper packs that we get.
I used the Martha Steward drippy goo punch.  This is a fun and useful punch.

Here is the inside of my card.  I cut them out with my decorative scissors. 
The Happy Haunting stamp is from a $1.00 stamp bin at Micheal's.

I hope to see all of your designs entered at PCC this week.  I will be looking for your project.

Have fun with this challenge.

World Card Day

Be sure to check out my blog tomorrow at noon for my card for the Inking It up Crazy world card day challenges.

It should be a full day of fun

Friday, September 23, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #110

Hi My Friends,

What a busy month I feel as if I have been neglecting you and me.  I have not had much time to blog or to create.  But I did find time this week between work, LeRoy, and my sweet precious twins.  They are growing so much already.  And I sure enjoy spoiling them.  LOL..

So now on with the challenge.  At PCC we are having a fun and buttoning challenge this week.

The challenge is  "Button Up for Fall" Make a card, LO or craft project for Fall using lots of buttons and any colors you’d like.

I had so much fun  making this card.  And all the buttons.  I made it for my mother and father-in-laws anniversary.  Which is next week.  I hope they and you all like it.

The flower design came from Accent Essential and cut at 3 1/2 inches.
I use my gypsy to cut two different layers.
I added four different fall colored buttons around the edge.
The ribbon is orange and tan checked.
I added two orange buttons and added several different threads .
I stamped the word forever and added a heart brad in the middle.
The flower in the center is a ivory, red, orange, and burgundy flower put together by a button brad.

I hope that I see all of your projects on  the PCC blog challenge this week.  So hop on over there and link up your fantastic ideas.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Help Trisha reach her goal.  Trisha Craft Cove is trying to reach 200 follower and she is having a giveaway to her followers.  So head over to her blog and see her great ideas.  She is fun to follow.  See my sidebar to get to her blog.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #108

Good Morning All:

The weather here in Illinois is beautiful this morning.  Some rain earlier but not nice and cool and a bit cloudy.  Great weather for camping.  But not camping this weekend.  Spending the weekend at home resting, crafting and enjoying grandbabies. 

This weeks challenge at PCC is:  "Going to the Pumpkin Patch" Make a card, LO or craft project for Fall using Cricut cut, hand stamped, or digital stamped pumpkins, and any colors you’d like!

I had a great time looking through all the pumpkins that I have on cricut, stamps, and digi's and I settled on this one from the cartridge Mini Monsters.  I just got this cart. and loving it.  This pumpkin sure made me smile.  I cut it at 3 1/2 inches.
The stamp was one that I got from Joann's.  Then I added the four small jewels on each corner of the cut  which I used a corner punch on a rectangle piece of paper. 
All the papers that I used were from DCWV.  Which is the biggest part on my collection.
I added stickles to the word smile.
The ribbon is one I got from a ribbon swap I participated in last year.

Here is my card:

Hope you all come and join us at Paper Cutz Challenge this week.  Would love to see your projects.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge

This weeks challenge was DT choice.  Diane came up with the challenge it is Designer's Choice Challenge #107. Create a card, layout, or papercraft using at least 2 Cricut cut or stamped images of zoo animals. Add some dimension or bling and use any colors or ocassion you'd like.

Last week I made a LO for Tilee and this week I made one for Ayden.  There books are now started and have tons to go. 
The twins are doing well was a bit worry about Ayden cause he wasn't eating well but this week he has started eating and making up for the past.  So think he is on his way. 

On with my project.

The My shining star is from Micky Mouse font cart.
The lion and the elephant was cut at 2 inches from the Create a Critter cartridge.
I made the pic frames at 4x6 and trimmed around them with decorated scissors.
Add a bit of stickles on the MY.
Put some little monkey stickers on each corner of the pic frames.  It turned out so cute. 
There pic's will look great on here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge

Hi Crafter,

Sorry for being MIA but the twins are keeping all of us very busy.  I have had little time for crafting but did get a chance to get my project for Paper Cutz Challenge this week.

I hope to see your project this week also.  The challenge is:   Wish upon a Star! Make a card, LO or craft project using stars and any colors or theme you’d like.

I made this for Tilee's scrapbook and I have one almost finished for Ayden.  Hope to post later this week.
I cut the words on my Gypsy.  From the Micky Mouse font  cartridge.  I cut the star from the cartridge Create a Critter.  I cut the pink paper for the pic with my decorative scissors .
The stars along the side are some I had and I added some bling in the middle of them.  I m planning on adding a flower on  it before I'm finished.

Tilee is crying so better go for now.  And now Ayden


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Grandbabies


My new grandbabies made there appearance into the world last night.

Getting ready to go to operating room. Hannah had to have a emergency C-section. All are doing great.

Tilee Donyea 5lbs 12 oz 18 inches
Ayden Micheal 6lbs 2 oz 19 inches

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #104

Good Morning Crafters,

The weather is cool and the day is great.
I wanted to invite you to join us over at Paper Cutz Challenge for an other great and fun challenge.  Be sure to check out all the talented DT members projects.  These ladies absolutely amaze me with all there great designs.

The challenge for this week is a    Color Challenge! Make a card, LO or craft project using Turquoise, Red, White and Black ONLY! Use any theme you’d like.

I made a card this week.  I am sending it to my mother-in-law who lives in California.  She has had a rough couple of weeks.  Two of her close friends has past away and she is feeling a bit down.  I am hoping that this card will brighten her day.

This is an A2 card.
The rose is cut from the cartridge Walk In My Garden.  I cut it on real dial size at 2in.
Thinking of you is a stamp I got from Joann's.  I added the white pearls that I also got at Joann's.
I use chocolate chip ink to to go around the edges of each piece.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  And I hope to have you back often.

My daughter Hannah is expecting twins any day.  The doctor said if she doesn't have them over the weekend that they will induce her Tuesday morning at 6:30.  So my grand babies are going to be here soon.  And for this wonderful occasion I am going to have a blog candy giveaway.  So next week I will giveaway some candy next week .

All you have to do is to leave a comment on this blog.  I hope to see many of you visit this week and tell your friend also.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #103

Hello Crafty Friends;

What a great and fun challenge this week at PCC.   Summer’s over…Back to School - 1,2,3 Challenge. Make a card, LO or craft project for Back to School using 1 ribbon, 2 buttons and 3 colors.

I had lots of fun making this card. But was had for me to stay with only three colors. I like how this card turned out
I used the Create a Critter cartridge. 
The giraffe is cut at 3 1/2 inches.
I use the colors brown, yellow, and orange.
Added a yellow ribbon.
I didn't have any orange buttons, so I took and painted one orange and brown on the edges.
I placed the giraffe on a wobble.

I hope to see all your great projects at PCC.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Great giveaway

DoubleClick Connections -AKA Busy Bee is having a giveaway for reaching 665 followers. 
Look at all the blog candy she has:
Click here to go and check it out

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Misfit Crafter., Get 100+ followers

This Misfit Crafter is giving away the Sesame Street Cartridge if she gets over 100 followers.
So go to her blog and join in.

Paper Cutz Challenge #102

I know another post but I was running behind from last week. 
Here is my post for this weeks challenge at Paper Cutz Challenge.  I hope you all join us this week..
The challenge for this week is:  Under the Sea! Make a card, LO or craft project using something you’d find in or under the sea…fish, crab, mermaid, seahorse, shells, starfish, seal, whale, etc. Use any colors or theme you’d like.

I had a lot of fun making this challenge this week.  Here is my project.
The papers are all DCWV.
The mermaid, seashells, seahorse, reef are all from the cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up.
They are cut at 3.5 inches.
The photo frames are from the cartridge Accent Essential and cut at 4x6 in.
The sea grass is from the cartridge Simply Charmed and cut at 4in.

I hope that you enjoy this page. And will see your project at  PCC.

Paper Cutz Challenge #101

Hey All,

I just love to do blog hops.  Getting to see so many talented ladies projects.  Just get so many idea and things that I want to try but not enough time in the day.  LOL.  Want to share my last weeks challenge for Paper Cutz Challenge.  (Been a busy week should of posted a week ago)  But wanted to share it with you.

I made these all out of scrap papper and didn't make a dent in my stock. I know hard to believe.  haha
I make these sour cream container  for my daughters baby shower for the guest to take home.
They were filled with candy and either a small pink clothes pin or a small blue pacifier.
I ended up making about 60 of them.
They are made with DWVC paper.
Then I punched out scallop squares, squares, scallop circles, and circles.
Then I added sticker on them that I got at Walmart.

I crocheted the little booties for a door prize game that we played.
My daughter helped me with the sour cream container and was a great bonding time for us.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Scrappin' for Kenzie 100 follower giveaway

Wow!!  Check out this great giveaway at Scrappin' for Kenzie  for her 100 followers.  It is great.  There is so many wonderful crafting items.  Cheack out the pic.

Birthday Sundaes 1st Blog Hop

This looks to be a fantastic Blog Hop.  So be sure to join in on the fun.  July 31st.  At 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #100

Come on over to Paper Cutz Challenge for a great challenge this week. The sky's the limit.  Use anything that is in the sky.  Birds, butterflies, hot air balloons, airplanes, etc.  Use any color.  Hope to see your entry. 

Here is my project for this week.

I made this card for my mother-in-law for her 90th birthday.
Will have to get the recipe later cause I'm not at my work station right now.
But the bird is from Simply Charmed.  As well as the phrase on the inside.

I will be looking for your projects.  Hope to see ya all there

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #99

 For this weeks challenge is : Make a card, LO or craft project using a Cricut cut, hand stamped or digital stamped image of an ice cream cone, Popsicle, ice cream sundae or milk shake. Use any colors or theme you’d like.

Here is my choice for this week:

I use the Cricut cartridge In My Kitchen and cut the ice cream float at 31/2 inches.
I cut the word chill out it 21/2 inches. 
I added 3 crystal gems.
The bulk of the paper I used is DCWV which is my favorite papers.

I hope to see all your great project posted over at PCC for this weeks challenge.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Winner of the Star Spangle Banner Blog Hop

And the winner is Sandra..

Sandra said...

This is wonderful. I know everyone is enjoying looking at the banner at the campsite. Have a wonderful and safe July 4th weekend.

Sandra I will send you an email and get you address

Monday, July 4, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge Blog Hop July 1st

Want to thank all of you who played along on the hop.  And all my new follower.  And all the new crafter that I will be following.   I will be announcing the blog candy winner on Wednesday. 
Have a great 4th of July holiday.  Love to you all


Friday, July 1, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge Blog Hop July 1st

Good Morning I hop this will work this time.  We are camping this week and the Internet keeps coming and going since my hubby finally got it working after trying since Wednesday.  So hopefully this will go this time.  So sorry my post is late but better late then never.  LOL

The hop today is a Star Spangle Banner.  All the DT made banners this week for the hop.  Want to thank Mary for leading all of us. And getting this hop together. 

So if you came over from Kreative Kristie you are on the right track.  But just visiting my blog and want to start from the beginning head on over to Paper Cutz Challenge so you can visit all the great designs.

Now on with my banner
I use the Cricut cartridges Stand and Salute and Independence Day. 
I cut everything a 8 inches.  Except for the fire cracker I cut at 2 inches.'
All the papers are from DCWV.
I hung this at the campsite with blue wire ribbon.

Hope that you enjoy the hop.  Now for the blog candy.  Mary is offering the Cricut cartridge  from the Summer Collection "Luau".  And I have a collection that I have put together of ribbon, paper, stamps, and other fun craft item.  Just leave a comment here on my blog and I would love to have you for a follower.  I hope you all have a great 4th of July.

If you get lost along the way here is a list of the designers.
Paper Cutz Challenge










Saturday, June 25, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge Blog Hop July 1st

Come and join us for the Paper Cutz Challenge Blog Hop.  It is July the 1st.

                     Come and join the fun and see some fabulous Designers from our DT.  Hope to have you join us.