Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blue, White and Silver color challenge!!

Okay I made this card to give to my neighbor. He has been sick and in the hospital for about 10 days. If the Shoe Fits Scrap It is having a color challenge using White, Silver and blue so I'm entering my card there also!! :-)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

POLKA DOTS challenge for If The Shoe Fits...Scrap it!

WOW...........It's been a while since I have made anything. I'm trying hard to get back into the swing of things. I have lost my MoJo somewhere over the summer months. I found this polka dot challenge on If The Shoe fits.........Scrap It! so I thought I would give it a whirl!! So here is my card!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Altered Matchbox

My taken on a small altered matchbox. I filled it with embellishments(buttons, brads, flowers, skittles, etc)!! Now I have to mail it off to my partner in a swap. I hope she likes it!! I was hoping to get another one done today but that didn't happen.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Time to make something crafty!!

It been a while since I have posted anything but blog candy on my blog. I bought some of those nestabilities so I really want to try them out. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to at least make a card of some kind.
On Saturday I'm taking the kids to an Easter egg coloring & hunt so I should have some free time on Sunday. Yipeeeeeeeee Maybe I'll look for a good challenge that will inspire me to get moving!!
Happy Friday Everyone!! :-)

It's Malin's BIRTHDAY today!!!

Hop on over to Malin's blog and wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! She has a surprise there for you!! I know right, it's her birthday and she is giving away the surprise!!

I will draw a winner on Monday 13th

Monday, March 23, 2009

Crafty Going's On colour image for blog candy entry

Okay my colored stamped images are so sad!! This is one area I really need some help!! I have seen some beautiful coloured images from so many people. I can't believe I'm even posting this!! LOL I should have paid attention more in kindergarten when they taught us how to color. This was coloured in using stampin up markers. Anyhow maybe I'm using the wrong markers which is why I wanted to enter Crafty Going's On blog Candy for copic markers Blog Candy with a Twist!

Lime Ricky by Basic Grey

Wow check out this cool paper by Basic Grey. It's called Lime Ricky!! I love all the bright colors.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Crafty Going's On has BLOG CANDY...CHECK IT OUT

Blog Candy with a Twist!

BasicGrey All Round Challenge #26

I made this card using BasicGrey Sugared paper pack!! For this challenge you had to use all rounded items. There could be no angle in sight!! I'm pretty new to card making so I sure hope I get better as I go along!! :-)

Challenge 26 - All Round

Friday, March 13, 2009


Donna over at Popsicle Toes has some GREAT blog candy!!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

A G-R-E-A-T giveaway from Danielle..........


Jump on over to her blog and get your name enter: life one layout at a time


Ends March 25th!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I was given this award by a very sweet person named Lesley over at Scrap-a-Daisy. Check her blog out, she is a very talented lady!! Thank You Lesley, this is my first blog award. I'm going to pass this award on to a few ladies although I could do a couple of hundred!! LOL

Jacque-Detailed 4Ucollection


Christina-Chrissy's Creations

Julie-My Life~ Crazy As It May Be 365 Days A Year

Jill-Jill's Project 365

I hope you ladies will pass this award around to keep it going! It's fun to spread some lovin! :-)

Thank You Lesley!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Okay ladies some more blog candy for ya!! WOO HOO I'm glad all this blog candy is fat free!! lol
Just click this link:

Celebration Blog Candy


Check out Debra's blog candy give away over at

A Crafters Dream it so easy to win!! Just click on the link and leave a comment. BLOG CANDY

Thursday, March 5, 2009

What I've been doing today........

Have you ever seen those cute lollipop flowers? Well I've been learning to make them the last couple of days. They are really kinda cool once you get going on them. You can make them BIG or small, any size you want really. The first picture is my first one and you can see I got to much paint on my top layer and then try to wipe it off making it worst. lol
I'm so not a crafty person but I'm learning and I do put time into what I make. Honestly I know I have some improvements to make but I'm willing to learn and LOVE to hear constructive criticisms, it helps me learn and grow in the scrapbooking world. Here are a couple more I put together.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Ok so I have been wanting to post something new to my blog since I have not made a post for a few days. So I thought what the heck I'll post how I started my day off after the kids left for school. Yum Yum.........A big blueberry muffin with a fabulous cup of coffee!! lol

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Do you like a challenge?

New blog alert:

BLINKIE.gif picture by kitten91303

They just kicked off a couple of challenge yesterday, so jump right in and enjoy!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A good friends wedding

So my good friend who is 46 got married to finally!! Yes her first marriage!! On sweetest day her now hubby ask her to take his hand in marriage. Of course she said yes!! Well about 3 weeks later she had a double stroke and almost lost her life. The stroke affect her left side pretty bad, she had to learn(still learning)to do a lot of things we all take for granted, like walking, writing, etc. It's shocking to be so young and have simple things taken away for a reason unknown. She is still in therapy 3 times a week for 2 hours at a time. Well today was the happiest day of her life, she married the man of her dreams!! :-) Her sweet sister through this beautiful wedding together in 2 weeks!! I'm so happy for her so I wanted to share a couple of pictures.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

SILLY St. Patty's Day ATC I made for a swap..........

I made these for a swap on CM. I say silly cause I DON'T even drink or even go out for St. Patty's day!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

A boys Valentine's Box :-)

So yesterday my son & I made his Valentine box for school. The teacher wanted them to be different and creative. ha ha ha were talking a boy!! lol We did a Tech Deck skateboard and used black glitter paper to cover the board.

Where do you hang out?????

Most of the time I hang out on Cafemoms in the scrappin groups. I have met so many wonderful creative ladies there. The swaps are so addicting!! Do you swap, crafty/scrapbooking items and if so do you find them addicting? Where do you swap at?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Cricut Expression GIVE-A-WAY "Blog Candy"

Check out this blog candy!! All you have to do is leave a comment and be sure to say you found the post on my blog!!! So go here every day and leave a nice comment i-have-to-give-cricut-expression-away GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Altered Cupcake buttons

Okay so today I tried something and it worked! I'm so excited! I bought these buttons on Ebay and altered them.

Check them out, this is before I altered them:

This is what I did to them!! I'm THRILLED with how they came out looking so yummy:

Friday, January 30, 2009

Cupcake Extravaganza

How cool is this!! Yummy, Yummy cupcakes!!!

Cupcake Extravaganza is being held February 2-6th

Cupcake Extravaganza!

BLOG CANDY Give away

Have you ever had BLOG CANDY? Well I haven't so I entered my name to enter some. I want to see what BLOG CANDY taste like or what it is!! LOL

Click here to enter to win, IT'S FREE


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My boo boo bargain

Just wanted to show you a bargain I got at Joanns for $9.49!! LOL These sell for $69.99 and when they go on sale they are still $41 & some change. Other than that little boo boo and some dust it is GREAT!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It has been very COLD here!!

The kids have been off school since Friday and they do not return until Wednesday!! They are going crazy cause it is just to COLD for them to be outside. Here in MI we have been below 20 degrees everyday and if you add in the wind chill we are negative. I feel bad cause they are stuck in the house. Trust me I would LOVE for them to be able to go outside and play instead of picking on one another and driving me nuts!! LOL Dad has been out of town since Thursday morning so they can't bug him!! He will be back home Wednesday night Thursday morning depending on the weather.
Oh my I guess I better go hit the pillow it's after 1am!! yikes Okay well this post was short and sweet!! Good night

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A long day

Well to was a very long day!! I have been working on and off on a Layout for a challenge. It's now 12:25am and I'm still not done! I guess I will be getting it done tomorrow cause it is due at 6pm EST.

It was snowing bright and early this morning and it's still coming down!! WOW do we have a TON of snow and oh is it COLD!! They were saying its about 20 or 30 below with the wind chill. Oh how I love my PJ's!! So I guess I'll be staying home again tomorrow in my warm and comfy PJ's!!
Well I was just sitting here taking a little break from my LO and thought I would jot down a few things!! Back to the drawing board for a few and then off to bed!! Good night all

Friday, January 16, 2009

Making someone smile is what it is all about!!!

I sent a package with a bunch of scrapping goodies to a single mother raising 2 children and trying very hard to make ends meet. Well she received the box and was just thrilled with everything. But what she was really thankful for was what her children learned. (She was grateful for all the supplies also). Ya see her children couldn't believe that someone not even knowing you would do such a nice thing. I have never talk to this lady before, I had just seen her posting to cafemoms every now and then. Here is her thank you post:

"on wed i was not to excited that day. my kids were home on a snow day of no school, we were missing kids club which i enjoy doing at my church and it now meant i had to cook supper as we usually eat at the church on wed's. At about 4pm, i bundled myself up and walked to check the mail, knowing full well i wasnt going to do it today thurs with the dangerously -15 degrees with windchill in the -20's. im glad i checked the mail on wed as i had a key in my mailbox. it was for the BIG packages mailbox. i grabbed it and all the mail and trudged my cold body back home. i thought this was a box train i had signed up for and it got sent out and i didnt know it. WRONG!!!! i opened it and a note fell out:

"Nikki, I hope you enjoy this RAK and find a few things you can use! i was thinking if u didnt like some of the patterned paper u could turn it over and use the white side. Enjoy, Dont ya just love cafemom! I included a mini book for your DD :)"

in this box i found TONS of paper about 100 sheets although i didnt count its a guess. Then as i keep pulling stuff out, i find this sack full of different sorts of embellies brads, stickers, flowers, tags, TONS! i get yet another stack of long strips of papers with yet more tags, journalling boxes, photo mattes and stuff with scalloped type edges. i mean this is just amazing... this box was exploding with stuff and i am SOOOOOOOOOOO very grateful.

My mouth dropped open and i had tears. my kids surrounded me in the house and chanted "open it, open it". lol, they were amazed to see all this scrapbooking stuff come out of this one box. they were so amazed and said cool and neat stuff with everything they saw. my son read the note and said " what does RAK mean. i explained and he said WOW, that means someone u dont know was nice to u n is letting u have all this stuff? so not only did u cheer me up, but u showed my kids that people do things for others out of the kindness of their own hearts to someone u dont know! THANK YOU!!!!

to this person that sent this. if u coulda seen the reactions of me and my children, u woulda been crying! it was a joyous heart warming moment. I thank you so very very much! btw: like a FEW things, A FEW??? lol, try every thing u sent will be put to good use.... lol. i loved it all, and the paper my kids where with me going thru the paper and they would say.. christmas, easter, 4th of july, mine, his, hers, girly, that would be a cute christmas one, oh wow, look at that one mom, awwwwwww, i love it. i think im gonna have to fight (to use some of this paper) with my children. now the fun part.... where do i put it all? because my supply is, now has, been so small, i fit it all on a lil tv stand in my bedroom and now im thinking... im gonna have to figure something else out on organizing...lol. hey im not complaining, im excited!!!!

again, THANK YOU MYSTERY PERSON!!!!! i cant say it enough, but please know that u gave me happy tears and taught children what can be done when a person has kindness in their hearts for another. "

Monday, January 12, 2009

Me, Myself & I challenge

This is the first time I have ever scrapped a layout of myself. It was done for a challenge called me, myself & I. It had to have 3 self taken pictures!!! LOL

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Layout Challenge I did

Here is a LO I did for a challenge that had to have light blue & white and red & white patterned paper with a white cardstock for a background. Then it had to have light blue or white ric rac and red & white polka dot ribbon. You could add any other embellishments as long as they were Red, white or light blue. :-)

So I got mine done but while I was working on it yesterday, I was inking my tag(with the date) I drop the darn ink pad, of course it fell upside down on my LO. So that half circle down in the left hand corner was not planned but had to be!! :-)

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Hope 2009 brings you nothing but good cheer!