Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Back to School Blog Hop"

    I'm super excited to be joining Scrappy EMT on her first ever blog hop.  This is also my first time being part of a blog hop, so I'm even more excited.  I first have to thank you for stopping by.  I'm a beginner scrapbooker and love to do other crafty projects with my scrapbooking supplies.  I decided for this blog hop to use my Cricut and the "Making the Grade" cartridge to decorate my daughter's pencil box.  I used Glue Dots Vinyl for this and let me just say I love using vinyl with the cricut.  Super easy to use and works in the cricut just like regular paper.  LOVE IT!  All the black on the pencil case was cut with the cricut and the other accents are just stickers my daughter picked out.  Hope you enjoy and thanks again for stopping. I would love if you become a follower of my blog. ~~~

Now it is off to the rest of the hop you will now go to:
Colleen -   (you are here)

Thank you again for hopping with us and I hope that you enjoy all the projects and talents each one has brought to this hop.
Happy Crafting!!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Beach Cupcakes

I just have to share these cupcakes.  My husband's co-worker made them today for CNA appreciation week.  So they aren't my creation, but that's ok...have to share.  They are frosted with a german chocolate frosting to look like sand.  The chair is a piece of gum.  The beach ball is a jawbreaker, and of course the beach umbrella could be purchased at any party supply store.  Love these.  Can't wait to make some for my next summer potluck or party. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Basic Training USAF

I created this layout following the studio calico sketch as a starting point.  I thought this was a great chance to create a layout showing pictures of my brother's graduation from basic training.  I am so proud of him and all he has accomplished.  He is still an active duty member of our US Air Force!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I created this layout with my husband's grandma and my kid's Granny in mind.  This is a picture of the first rainbow we saw after she passed away.  Everytime we see a rainbow now, the kids say it is Granny telling them she is here.  I followed the Studio Calico Sunday sketch and their weekly challenge to use five or more colors. 

"I Want to Ride My Bicycle"

I created this card for the "My Mind's Eye" card challenge #24.  I used My Mind's Eye Paper and embelishments and then included the words "I want to ride my bicycle" from the song by Queen.  I love the way this card turned out and I will be saving it to give to my dad, as he loves to ride his bicycle. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Wings

   This layout I made following the Helmar Design Team sketch and Harmonie's challenge to use only two colors, not including black and white.  I have been anxious to scrap this photo and today's challenges worked perfect for this.  I did decide to use butterflies instead of flowers for my sketch and I used Halmar adhesive to attach them to the page.  Hope you enjoy.

Challenge 59- Inspirational

Crazy for challenges has a challenge this week to create something inspirational.  Here is my layout with the theme "HOPE".  I think everyone needs a little "hope" sometimes.    I recently received this glitter "HOPE" sign and thought that would be perfect to use on this layout.  I got it a couple weeks ago from radio.   I also was able to use some awesome Maya Road Rose ribbon and some super fun Jenni Bowlin receipt paper.  I used my trusty thesaurus to find 13 words that share the meaning of "HOPE" and my favorite Bible verse about "HOPE".  I think this page will get framed in my craft area.  I love the design, the colors, and the theme.  Thanks for looking!  Here is the link to this fun challenge...