Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Curly Christmas Tree

Hello....I know that I am in such a good mood today because the weather is wonderful.  Can you believe that it is September 7th already?  Christmas will be here before you know it. 

My dear sweet partner in card crime, Molly Martin and I designed this card for a mass produced Christmas Card class at A Memory to Scrap.  We used a different yet beautiful shade of green. It just happens to be my favorite color...Bazzill's Parakeet and the most fabulous glitter paper from Reminisce in Precious Jade. 

The cut is from Christmas cartridge and the embossing folder is from none other than the king himself Tim Holtz. You gotta love everything he puts out don't you?

It turned out extraordinary.  I don't know whether the picture shows it well enough or not, but we also embossed the edge of the envelope.  When you want to give your envelope a little extra something that will not affect it's mailing ability this is a creative solution.  For those of you wondering about the return address, you can put it on the back flap.  So there you have it.  I will check back in with you tomorrow.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

A Splash of Color

Hello all!!!  Today's post is another challenge.  This one comes from We were challenged to use the color yellow on our project.   

When I think of yellow I think of summer.  And summer always brings fun, sun,  flowers and outdoors to my mind.  So that brings me to bees....
I know my train of thought is a little squirrely, but that is how I think. 

We were celebrating Judy's birthday today at A Memory to Scrap and I needed to make her a card.  Once again these challenges come in handy...I will make her a yellow bee birthday card.  And here it is...

I cut the bee from the Create a Critter cartridge and the flowers from Potpourri Basket.  I love the happy colors on this card.  I love to doodle on my projects.  If you are a perfectionist you have to get over the fact that doodling is not perfect, nor should it be.Perfect for a Happy

I am planning to work on another challenge tomorrow.  These things are great for getting things completed and giving you a little nudge ...Talk later.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Hey there,

I have an invitation for you today.  Not an invitation to attend, but an invitation to look at.  Sometimes I confuse myself. The creative girls at
have posted a wonderful challenge for this week.  For this challenge you have to use a cut from the Sweet Treats cartridge, page 45. Well, it just so happens that I also needed to make Princess Megan's first birthday party invitations.  I think you know where this is headed...

The pictures do not do them justice if I do say so myself.  I think if time permits I will be posting more challenges.  I love how it sparks the creativity. 

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Independence Day!!

Happy  4th!  I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday.  Here in Oklahoma, we almost roasted.  I know we complain about the snow....and then we complain about the heat.  But really, do we ever get a middle of the road?

As I said in the last post I was getting ready to go on retreat at Camp Tulakogee.  I cannot begin to tell you how much fun we had.  No really..I can't tell you. I was sworn to secrecy and promised no pictures posted on Facebook.  However,  blogs did not enter into the conversationSo I have posted our group picture. The funny, crazy one, not the serious one.  Because I was told that a few of us, Betsy and I, looked like we were posing for mugshots. 

These are some of the best friends a gal could ask for.  I can't wait to heft my self up to the top bunk to sleep on a piece of plywood again.  Not to mention having to get down in the morning.  Not really....I wouldn't change a thing.  However, we may need to deal with the spiders, huh Lydia and Jessica?

I actually did get quite a few projects finished last weekend in between the laughing and running to the bathroom from laughing. 

I made this for a friend of my Aunt Jan.  The photo holds a special place in her heart.  Her husband carried this photo of them in his wallet for over forty years.  He passed away about 2 years ago and Aunt Jan asked if I could make something nice for her to put in her bedroom.  That way she could have it out to look at every day.

I put all of the flat design under the glass and added the dimensional embellishments to the outside of the glass.  

Well, it has been a long weekend and I have to get up and go to work tomorrow. I will post more projects from the retreat this week.  I also have a layout class scheduled for July 12, 2:00 pm at A Memory to Scrap.  It is a really sweet springtime layout.  I will try and get pictures of it up this week.  Until next time be safe...and create.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Hey everybody, how are you doing?  I have finally recovered from an infection that put me down for about a week.  

I am trying to gather my supplies and my thoughts for our retreat we will be attending this coming weekend.  We always have some serious fun...sorry for those of you that are not going this know who you are. You will certainly be missed and who will help me clean up my messes in the kitchen floor.  Maybe I will be banned again. 

Tonight I wanted to show you the canvas that I made for my son Brad.  He loves loud music and his many guitars.  

I used many non traditional scrapbooking items for this project. I went into my local Westlake Hardware store and got as many cool things as I could find.  Wire, washers, duct tape, clips and eye hooks just to name a few.  I wanted this to take on an industrial and urban feel.  Quite fitting for the rocker theme.

I also used 4 different canvases that I attached together from the back.  Be careful, the wood on canvases is very soft and you can do some damage.  Personal experience talking....

I also included some of his memorabilia from concerts that he had attended.  The drum stick was from the Silvertide drummer and somebody autographed the ticket stub.  I cannot for the life of me remember who...obviously not too important to me. LOL

I wanted to share this as a jumping off point for your creativity.  You can use canvas and your scrapbooking tools and supplies to make a wonderful and memorable work of art.   

I will for sure post pictures and projects from the retreat.  I am sure that I will have some hilarious stories on myself as well.  Until next safe and create.


Thursday, June 02, 2011

Robot Love

Hello Friends!  I ran across these pictures today and decided that I needed to share them with you.  Some of you may have already seen them, but I am sure you won't mind looking again...will you?

This adorable little robot was cut from the Robotz Cricut Cartridge.  I will have to say that the piecing together is not for the weak of heart.  Be prepared to think it through. And if possible leave the parts on your mat until you need them.  If not, you might just find yourself on your hands and knees trying to find them on the floor.  Just saying... 

These robots were Valentines for a 6 year old boy to take to school.  So what is better than robots I ask you.  I cut both robots at 3" more or less. Because I design with the gypsy, it doesn't work in exactly the same way as of you put the cartridge directly in your Cricut.  But, I wouldn't want to go without my way, no how.  I love what it can do!!! And what I can do with it!!!  Tomorrow I am working on beach themed thank you notes for my daughter's employer.   For those of you in Stamp Club, see you tomorrow night!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Beach Canvas

Happy Saturday!  We had the most wonderful weather here in Oklahoma today.   And I had the best time at A Memory to Scrap.  Some of us girls were there working, joking and telling stories and well......trying not pee ourselves. You know how that is when you reach a certain age.  Any way I think we all stayed dry, I know I did so that's all that counts. :)

Here are the pictures of the Beach canvas that I promised last night.  I really was happy with the way it turned out.  

All the paper used was from Creative Imaginations Tidepools collection.  Except for the wood paper which I am not sure who makes that.  The flowers are from Prima.  I used burlap, sandpaper and shells from the dollar store.  I know dollar store shells....what is the fun in that.  Well, my son is the one that went to Cancun and since he was 13 years old, shell collecting did make it to his agenda.  Four wheelers, horseback riding, bowling and showgirls all were in the top 5.

Close up view of the bottom left corner.

Close up view of the top right corner.

Again, the class for this is June 12th at 2:00 pm at A Memory to Scrap in Broken Arrow.  Hope to see you there.  Signing off for now.  Be safe...and create!


Hello there promised I have posted the picture of the Graduation canvas.  The handsome young man in the photo is my oldest son Brad.  He graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas on Mother's Day this year.  What a wonderful present for me! 

The class for this canvas is May 29, at 2:00 at A Memory to Scrap in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. If you hurry you can still sign up.  As I previously mentioned with a few minor substitutions you could easily transform this to a wedding or prom.

Tomorrow, I will bring you the next canvas for the June class.  It features Creative Imaginations Tidepools collection. 

I think you will like it.  Goodnight...Be safe and create.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Follower link not working

For those of my friends on Facebook who wanted to follow my blog, I am sorry.  Blogger is experiencing a technical difficulty and the link is no longer working.  I have sent a message to them and hope to get this resolved soon.  I will post my picture of the Graduation canvas tomorrow.  Goodnight to all.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kiefer Baseball

24" x 24"

Before I go off to bed, I wanted to post this canvas that I made for one of my son's friends for graduation.  Thanks to John for his dedication to the game and his team and to his Mom for the photos.  I think he liked it. :) I used same paper from Teresa Collins Sports Edition, custom designed school paper, card stock, paint, felt and miscellaneous other things.

Be safe....and create.

Bo Bunny Peacock Lane

Well, I am back and have vowed to post to my blog at least once per week.  Having said that, now I will have to work on a project per week that way.  To catch you up, I am now posting cards I designed for my August card class using Bo Bunny's Peacock Lane.

To My Friend

 Ok, I wish that I could remember what cartridge I used for this unfortunately I can't.  I can tell you that I welded it together on my gypsy.  The gypsy has the wonderful ability to duplicate, flip, rotate and weld.  Making it possible to make a card out of most images.

I used this card for a card swap at the CKC - Tulsa sponsored by Paper Crafts magazine in August 2010.  I can't believe that it is already time to register for the convention.  Once again, showing my age....anyway the card swap was a lot of fun.  I am not sure if they are having one again this year or not.  If so I plan to attend, of course I will wait until the night before to finish my cards as usual.

I really like how this card operates. It swings open with a brad.  I also cut this out with my Cricut Expression using my gypsy.  I won't swear to it but I think that the cartridge was Accent Essentials.  However, any flower image would work. 

 I do have some more cards to post, but I am now teaching layouts and canvases at A Memory to Scrap in Broken Arrow, OK.  My next class is May 29 at 2:00 pm.  We will be making a 12 x 12 canvas with a graduation theme.  But it is versatile enough that with a few alterations it can be used for a wedding. I will try to post picture on Friday.  Until we meet again.....Be safe and create!!!