Wednesday, November 30, 2011

FREE Cricut Class Tonight

****This class was originally scheduled for Thursday, but due to a conflict I have to have it on Wednesday!****
November 30, 2011
Free Cricut Class
at 6:30 pm
At my house on Upland Ave.
Please RSVP by the morning of so I can have can have your supplies ready

This will be a monthly class where I show you how to use the new Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to My Heart along with the match stamps! 

So come on and join the FUN (and get that Cricut out of the box) It’s 100% FREE to come!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

80th Birthday Card

For this card I used the banner feature on the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I also added some buttons and canvas stickers as well as a canvas badge button stamped with a pocket watch. I thought the watch went well with the 80th birthday theme.

Monday, November 28, 2011

My Crazy New Project and Book Reviews

Meet Lucy-1968 Aristocrat Travel Trailer! My new project! While surfing the internet back in October I came across several pictures of vintage travel trailers. I thought it would be fun to have one, to work on it myself and make it into a "fun room". I set out looking for one, really not expecting to find anything in my price range. (most of the ones that I found on line were fully restored and ranged in price from $5000 to $25000!!!) After a week of online searching and phone calls I happened upon an old ad of Craigslist for this trailer. I was for sure that it had already sold, but called anyway. It was fate, they still had they trailer and they were right here in Lubbock!!
Below is a picture of how she will look in the future--or something like it!

If you wonder how she got her name....There is an old, old movie with Lucile Ball in it called The Long, Long Trailer. Look here for some info. When we went to pick her up, we had a little mishap with the door getting ripped off. It was a total "I Love Lucy" moment. Never fear, I fixed the door, and am well on my way remodeling the inside. I will keep you updated with some more pictures later on.
Now for a few book reviews.
The Happiness Project. You can read all about it here. This book came recommended from some one in my Project Life Scrapbook club. This is not my normal type of reading, self I really consider myself a happy person to begin with, but I was interested in what she had to say.
The author also considers herself happy, but wanted to see how she could become even more happy. I will say that I don't plan on doing any kind of happiness project, but the book did reveal some things in myself that I wanted to try to be better at. Things like making my bed everyday. I dont do this for the plan reason of laziness, but when I do it makes me happy to see it made, so I thought I would put in an effort to do it everyday. And lots of other things as well. Try to meet new people every week, saving more money and spending money of something just for fun, better eating habits as well as lots of other thing. If you are interested in starting your own happiness project you should read the book, it is well worth it. You can also google "the happiness project" and find lots of blogs and ideas on doing one.
The Highlander Series by Maya Banks
***Disclaimer*** I don't normally pick romance novels to read, but in my state of not feeling so well I went with something simple, and well, I enjoy a good love story just as much as the next person!!
These books are exactly what they appear to be **ROMANCE NOVELS**. I use a website called to help recommend books for me. It's a great system where you enter the books you have read and give them a star rating. Based on what you like the site recommends books for you. A few weeks back I was really sick, ended up staying in bed Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday, while laying in bed for 2 1/2 days I read all three of these books. The books are written well and very entertaining~ Each book is a separate story of 3 brothers who are Scottish Highland warriors. All three books have struggle to get their woman back from some outlandish capture and they all end with a happily ever after love and live..... the kind that we all know doesn't exist, but love to hear about. Like I said they are romance novels, so there is quite a bit of sex in the books, but as far a love stories go they are great for the Happy Ever After Feeling we all like to believe in.

Goodreads had popped up with these books (I am sure it has to do with the Outlander series being in the Highlands of Scotland and that they also fall in the romance section) I LOVE the Outlander Series, and I don't really think they are "romance novels" although the books do have love stories in them I think they are so much more! (I could go on for ever about the Outlander series, can you tell?)

I also finished the 4th book in the Outlander Series-all I can say is I love these characters even more with each book. I highly recommend the series--start with the 1st one and you will be hooked!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cute little snowman

Isn't he the cutest? I was inspired by this card. I love the look of the snowman on the text paper. I used the All bundled up stamp set. Below you can see that I stamped the snowman sections and then cut him out. Since vintage book paper can be thin, I used a light grey ink so it would not bleed through.
I am going to take the rest of the week off from blogging and enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family~~

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Cheer

I love the sweet little deer in this stamp image from the Captured Moments Stamp set. I used the sponge daubers to ink the stamp in multi colors. I used the cricut to cut the snowflake and add a wonder bling brad to the center.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Roxie Workshop ON the GO class

Roxie Workshop on the Go
Class Date: December 3rd, 2011
Time: 9:30 am
Place: My House
Please RSVP & Pre pay by Nov 21
*Please bring standard class tool kit – Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Permanent Adhesive

Cost: $29.95
Roxie Level 2 Paper Pack
Roxie stamp set
Bling Assortment
Black Hemp
Workshop booklet & Card Instructions
($35.00 including tax and shipping)

Add On Suggestions:
10 Things Pocket Z1412 $3.95
Just Blooms Butterflies (z1463)$5.95
10 Things stamp set (C1474) $13.95
Total $53.80 (total including shipping and tax $62.86)

Friday, November 18, 2011

December Daily Album and Kits

This will be my December Daily Album for this year, if you don't know what that it just google it and you will be inspired by all of the ideas. Below is a video show all of the pages of my album as well as what is in a kit that I created. You can find the kit in my Etsy store---located to the right------>

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is only 8 days away.....this year has really flown by. I am even prepared for Black Friday shopping, I have a plan and hope to get everything on my list. How about you, are you going to do any Black Friday shopping?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Life is Good Wreath

The fall colors here in town are just beautiful right now. The deep reds are amazing, and mostly due to the severe drought that we had this summer. It's really enjoyable in Texas right now, because of the colors and the mild temperatures. This card was inspired by the changing of the leaves.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

FREE Christmas Card Kit with Purchase

. Holiday Wishes Special-
If you have already or plan to purchase the Holiday Wishes Special for the Month of November.
I am giving you a FREE card kit and/or Class.
If we have enough local ladies interested and earn the stamp we will get together and make the cards (watch for details)
(The card kit will include, paper, card bases, ribbon, cricut cut outs and instructions to make 6 cards using the stamp.)
You can find all the details on how to get your very on stamp set here on my website.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Stamp Winner

Blogger Patti said...

I am leaning more toward the non-traditional colors - very different and unexpected!

November 11, 2011 10:19

Congrats Patti-

Email me at with your address for UPS and I will send your stamp right away

Believe until your dreams come true

Here is a journal I made for a new downline to help her on her way to success! I used some of the great CTMH canvas stickers to jazz up the front and this chipboard tag.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pink and Green Christmas

I made these a while back using last months Stamp of the Month from CTMH.

I have an extra October Stamp of the Month featuring these images, the stocking and trees.
Leave a comment telling me weather you prefer traditional colors or no traditional colors for Christmas Cards.
I will choose a random winner on Monday from the comments to win the Stamp!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stamp of the Month Class Tonight

When Thursday, Nov 10
Stamp of the Month Class
at 6:30 pm
At my house on Upland Ave.
Please RSVP by the morning of so I can have can have your supplies ready

Come on over and get your Fingers Inky! Each month I will feature a card using the Stamp of the Month. All of the supplies you need to create the project will be included. At the end of the class we will have shopping time and each person in attendance will need to place a order of at least $9.95. This is a great way to build up your supplies and make a great project!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Vintage Christmas

This Christmas card was inspired by this card. I loved the look of the postage stamps with the faint look of a postcard in the back ground.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Random Number on my iphone picked #12

Terrie in AZ

I send out about 80 handmade cards a year. I LOVE this card and will have to look into this cartridge for sure!! Thanks Aaron for your awesome blog posts!

November 7, 2011 10:06 PM

Terrie-email me at with you address for UPS and I will send your prize!

Be sure to scroll down and see my project for today!!!

Hand stamped Napkins

Have you ever wanted to create Napkins to perfectly to your Fall decorations? I love to use things from Nature to decorate during the fall and to continue with that theme I created some special Napkins.
**To do this with CTMH ink you must 1st stamp on Iron-on-Transfer. Because CTMH ink is dye based it will wash out if you stamp directly on to fabric. ** (Remember not to use words or sentiments they will iron on backwards)

I also created a custom label of sorts to use as a wrapper for gifting the set.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Snow Cap Trees and A Give away!

I made this card using the Winter wonderland Cricut Cartridge, this cartridge has some great images. It includes some great cards as well as some great 3-d items. With this you can cut out a whole little 3-d village complete with trees and snowmen. I used some Liquid Applique to create some snow tops and some glitter glue to add a little sparkle! I loved this card so much I cut out some extra pieces.
Below you can see what you will win. I cut enough supplies to make 4 extra cards along with some ribbon a glitter glue.
Leave a comment with how many Christmas card you send each year. I will pick a random winner in the morning.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Acorn Card Video

Here is the video on how to create the card from yesterday's FREE class. You will also find a picture of the gypsy. This is the image that I showed in the video of how I flipped, rotated and welded to create the card.Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

FREE cricut Class Tonight

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Free Cricut Class
at 6:30 pm
At my house on Upland Ave.
Please RSVP by the morning of so I can have can have your supplies ready

This will be a monthly class where I show you how to use the new Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to My Heart along with the match stamps! 

So come on and join the FUN (and get that Cricut out of the box) It’s 100% FREE to come!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Glitter Fun

For this card, I used an adhesive boarder and removed the backing to add glitter. It creates a fun element to the card

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Paper Crafts Issue

Here is my card in the current issue of Paper Crafts. Below is a close up of the canvas brad-I stamped on it and then used CTMH markers to color.