Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year...

Hope you all have a Happy & Healthy New Year. Here is a little Firework svg for your projects. Enjoy Click here to download.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Several Pic layout sketch

I wanted a way to mark this info from... It has a really cute several photo layout, perfect for Christmas or Birthday I decided to put it on my blog so I could find it again. I hope you enjoy it too.

Monday, December 28, 2009

OMG!! Santa brought the Wii

Oh what fun it is.... this is going to be a BIG problem getting my basement done!! We much rather play then work..hee hee! I have some of my area started. We have the base cabinets & counters in part of my craft/office... we have a lot more to go...we have to finish installing the drop ceiling, top cabinets, electric...oh it seems the list is never going to end. I also need a creative way to cover the sink cut out in the counter top so I can actually use it as a work surface. I would like the surface to just flow with no ledges, smooth! Of course the cut out had to be on the counter end that was going to be facing the playroom & tv area, the area where I would do most of my work on so I can work, watch my kids &/or tv. Oh well, where there is a will there is a way!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Belated Christmas Wishes

I apologize for being so late with my wishes... things just got so busy as they always do around the holidays, so I hope everyone had a fantastic memory filled Christmas & have lots of pics to scrap.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Pepermint Candy Svg

This one may cut a circle that you lay the stripes on & a outer ring that maybe you can use for something else. Enjoy! Click here to download

Saturday, December 19, 2009

2nd post today

I made the soda bottle gifts for my daughters Pre-k teacher and the 2 aides & the Magic Reindeer dust for all her classmates. The bottles are so cute and fun to make.
The paper piecings on the bottles are from snowman collection. YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A LARGER SHOT & TO READ THE POEM ON THE REINDEER DUST BAGS. Thanks for looking!

Anyone who has or knows a little kid... check this out~!

You have to make this video for them... They will LOVE it!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I have a great file for ya ... Enjoy!

I would love to see him after you cut him and piece him. I made it for SCAL2
Elf @ Mailbox

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Look what you could win and give back at the same time!!!!
Click on the above link to get to contest info....
The Original Scrapbox, Scrapbook storage, Workbox, EZ View Craft Desk.
This is awesome!!!! What a prize & donation! They are giving away one of these awesome desks to a Utah based Charity that deals with abused children. How awesome is that! Tell all your friends to check out they are counting clicks and once they reach 12,000 hits they will give the box to the charity. WOW! What a Holiday gift that would be!

Friday, December 4, 2009

2nd Post ~ Look what I did w/ the help of...
I painted it on my back sliding glass door for practice, now I am going to paint one on my front door. So cute!!!!! She sells these great patterns to paint on your windows.

TGIF another SVG for you all...

Here is a nice Christmas tree for Scal2...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Joanns Thanksgiving Sale Extended

I think their website crashed due to the traffic volume... so they extended their sale until midnight tonight.... they have Cricut carts for $28.88 & no minimum purchase FREE shipping. CODE FOR FREE SHIPPING: ECD334B

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gingerbread Man SVG

Happy Dec 1st, the mad rush begins... only 24 days til Christmas. Here is a little Gingerbread man to ease you into the holidays, great for those holiday baking projects you may have. It is set up for Scal2 (layers) Enjoy! :0)

Click here to download file.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Attempting a SVG file

Reindeer Stamp

Let me know how it cuts as I am under construction and can't really get scrapping.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Glue Glider Pro

Does anyone have one of these? I purchased one with a 50% off coupon last week and was wondering if anyone has one & what their feelings are on it.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy & safe Thanksgiving.
Recipe for a good Thanksgiving:
A bunch of family,
Lots of love & thanks
Serveral pieces of turkey and all the trimmings
1 couch for a nice relaxing tryptophan nap!

Huge slice of pumpkin pie with a generous dolop of whipped cream! YUMMY!!

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble...Have a Happy

Saturday, November 21, 2009 is giving away....

4 $25.00 Gift cards, what a great holiday gift giveaway. Feeling the spirit already!

Friday, November 20, 2009

My Cabinets ...

are starting to come home each trip from DH's work... I can't wait until tonight, I think I will have them all! Then I can get to working on arranging them the way I want and start putting all my craft & scrapbooking goodies away so I can get back to scrapping!! Gosh I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Make your own glue dots...

has anyone seen the trick to making your own glue dots, I came across it a week or two ago somewhere (sorry I don't remember where to give credit) but it sounds like an awesome trick & alot cheaper than buying actual Glue Dots.

You use Aleene's Tack it over & over glue
Take wax paper & drop whatever size drops onto your wax paper
let completely dry (overnight or more) until completely clear....
Whala you have glue dots!!!
To store them just place another piece of wax paper overtop.
Sounds like a good trick...Now if I can only find the glue used to make them.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wow, is having a awesome SALE!!

50% off of anything $25. or more... They have some great paper piecings, I have bought a few in the past... very cute stuff! Check it out, click in the snowman link to the top right of sidebar!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

So excited!! Updated

I may be getting a entire kitchen cabinet display from the home depot to make my srap/office space in the basement!! (DH is a Dept head there so we can get a good deal) It is a Merlot colored red with black silestone counter tops & back splash --- Oooohhh Aaahhhh, pretty right!? & it will work well down there because in the kids area which is going to be right next to my work area the colors are all primary and black, the tv area is black leather.. so I am pretty set... I hope we can get it.. I should know by tonight if I am getting it and then I should be back to scrapping before Christmas!!!! Yippie, I am jonesing looking at all the blogs full of beautiful work that everyone does & scratching to try some of those great sketches I come across...Gosh I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here is is pic of the basement so far that I was supposed to post last Friday but never got to it.. actually I forgot about it until now... also the link to the before pic post.. The very back of the basement is where my scrap/office will go. What a difference ay!!??

I did not find out about the cabinets last night... nothing happened with the reset so I need to wait some more..UGHHHH anticipation is a killer! LOL

Friday, November 6, 2009

Blog contest @ My cricut Scrapbooking

check it out, she is giving away a $50 GC to

The basement saga continues...

Well, we are getting there! We have the carpet layed in the TV area and part of the play area... I am probably going to put those brightly colored rubber puzzle shaped mats that connect together down in the rest of the play area. We have my parents old leather chair and love seat w/ their old rought~iron coffee table in our tv area, now alls we have to get is a nice 42" or 46" lcd flat pannel tv...

I am so jonesing for my scrap area to get done so I can catch up playing catch up with all my scrapbooking and try to start my Aunts wedding album that I am figuring she may get on her 1st anniversary at the rate I am going! tee~hee!
I will take a pic & show you before and after shots so far...

Well I can't seem to find the before picture to post so here is the link to my prior post with the picture in it and then when I get back from taking Kira to the dentist I will post the updated but not finished after shot...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Check out this cute pumpkin Tutorial...

I thought they were just too cute. I may make a few larger ones for my Daughters Pre-K Thanksgiving Feast.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Kira had a good time trick~or~treating & Aiden just wanted to eat all the candy. He would head for the treat bowl and I would move it and he would hollar at me... yes already he is yelling at me. The pic of Aiden by himself is him stealing candy out of the bowl.

Kira's Halloween Parade @ Pre-K

The teacher had them get together in a group so the parents can take some pics... this is the best I could get due to so many people there and I could not leave the baby in his stroller alone.... It's a cute one. Kira is the last one on the left side next to her teacher.. she is a pretty pirate. Once I get Aiden dressed later I will take a shot of the two of them together... he is going to be her parrot. Aren't I clever... tee~hee!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Aidens Christening...

was great!! It went off without a hitch! I thought my house would be stuffed like a can of sardines, but it was fine... we got a large space in the basement cleared out and set up some tables and chairs... the kids played with all the toys and it was all good!!! I have to take a better pic of Aiden in his little white suit and post it... he looked so handsome. :0) Now that that is over we can get back to finishing up the basement, not to much more to go!! Joe says he wants it done by or before Christmas... That is deffinetly do-able!!! Yeah I might be able to scrap again soon.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

So busy...

We have been so busy the last week or two getting ready for Aidens Christening. I have been scrubbing the house, moving all kinds of stuff into the basement and getting it organized, shopping for all the food (yes I am cooking for 50 something people!!! CRAZY I know!!!), making the candy bar favors. Shopping for outfits for everyone, painting the basement walls & floor, cleaning the garbage out of the basement (thank goodness Joe took off from work this week!) On top of all that I had to find an outfit to dress Kira as a scarecrow on Fri for the Fall Festival at school (should be cute I will post pic of her).
I was hoping for nice weather on Sunday, but looks like I will be cramming all those people into my little house! UGH!!! On a brighter note, the basement is almost done, so we are going to set up some tables and chairs down there and some people can hang down there & watch football and some can stay upstairs and mingle. Do what ya gotta do! Right??? Well off to cut up some chicken...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Whoa!!! Another great contest giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

Check out for a few chances to win a...hang on to your hat...... A .....GYPSY! Can ya believe it?!!!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Check this out too

no room for the big guy.... take a look at The Mini Box.... And it if you don't win & want to purchase it...

The Original Scrapbox is offering a $100 off coupon for shipping on your next order, by using the code 100writes.

WOW!! A chance to win this awesome....

Workbox.... holy moly, What I could do with this baby, especially since I am finishing part of my basement to make me a special space for my scrapping!!!!! WHOA, would I love to win this!!!!!!

Check out the different styles and colors... LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tell me what you think...

I made this candy bar favor for my son's Baptism in Oct. Do you think I need to add anything else or change anything? I am going to either chalk or ink the sides too. This is just a draft so to speak. :0) Sorry for the blurry pic.
I wrapped the candy bar in aluminum foil first, to cover the brown wrapper. Created a file in SCAL2 (LOVE SCAL2) for the wrapper and then embossed it with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder. Finished off with a ribbon tied around it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Great Tutorial on making your own...

flowers on check it out... also check out they have a great one up too!

Thank you,

here is the link to my question below in case anyone was wondering....thanks to Scrapping Mom, here is her site - great stuff on it and to JodyP on the messageboard

here is the link for the viewer info

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How do you store & ...

find the svg's you download???? I have all my files on a removable drive in folders according to the svg ie; holiday, borders, hearts, flourishes, etc., but darned if I know exactly what each individual file looks like unless I open it up in either SCAL or INKSCAPE. That takes a lot of time! Need some ideas please....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Another svg - Simple Flower

This svg is broken into pieces you can cut seperate, so be sure to download the 2 files for it.

I haven't cut this one either, so if you happen to cut it, share please, & again please leave some love....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another svg

Let me know how it cuts, and please don't be a drive by downloader - leave a comment. Thanks

Free Flourish SVG

I have not cut this to see how it cuts yet. If you download it and cut it let me know how it cuts.

Also if you download it please leave a little comment to show your appreciation. Thanks!

Show and Tell

Friday is Kira's first show and tell, The teacher requested either an object or picture that tells what they did over the summer, so I made a small collage of pics for her to take in and tell about. Too much ya think?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Something wrong with my visitor counter!!???

There is no way that it is up to 11,900 hits. It was just at 180-something last night. I think there is a boo boo somewhere!!!! How do I get that fixed?? Anyone know?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This is a picture of Kira leaving school after her first day with one of the para's from her class...
she had a great first day~ She loved it and is so excited to go back tomorrow. She wants to do homework badly ~ LOL, boy will things change in the future ~ She made lots of friends. She was a little disapointed that someone else got to take Buddy Bear home before her. That is the class bear that goes home with each kid and they have to read a story to the bear and write in his journal what was read and some other details of his trip home. Sheeeeeeeeeewwwwww, thank goodness that went smooth!

Check out the blog candy contest @, she does some really really awesome work!!!!!!!!

Kira's First Day of Pre-k

The date on the pic is wrong - should be 9/8/09

It was an uneventful send off, she gave hugs and kisses and off with the para she went, only turning around when I hollared out "bye boog, have a good day!!!!" Joe came home early to take her and pick her up. I shed a few tears, but not as bad as I thought I would be. We are going to take her out to dinner to her favorite... ~Chinese~ and let her tell us all about her first day. OMG, my baby girl is off to school!!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009


Basement update

Mom, Dad and gram came over yesterday so Dad could help us with the basement again and mom & gram could watch the kids. It's getting there! We have 95% of the sheetrock up, taped and spakled! We just have to finish boxing out the darn heating trunk, that has just been a pain!!!!!!!!! We had this huge box(small room 6'w x 4'd x 6'h) on wheels down there that was here when we bought the house, we finally demo'd that yesterday. Wow the basement opened up (it was right in the middle of the one side of the basement).

I have already picked out fabric to make the closet drapes for the kids play area. It's black with all primary color circles in different sizes on it. We made this nice long, shallow closet under the heating trunk area since it was so low (5'10" H), to have a place to put all the kids toys and games and some extra blankies on the top shelf (it's gonna be chilly in the winters down there, cause it is awesome cool in the summer).

It's getting there!!!! I am dying to scrapbook again. I just can't be bothered to drag everything up into the kitchen again & I can't do it downstairs with the kids since there is construction going on. One hour during nap time is not gonna cut it for me, it takes me just that to figure out the papers I want to use, LOL! Oh well, maybe by Christmas I will be able to start again :0) I will have more catching up to do than I know what to do with.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Another Aiden First...

I taught Aiden to wave Hi today, he picked it up really quick! I also noticed that he has his left eye tooth breaking through and looks as if the right side is soon to follow. Poor kid, both top front teeth and both eye teeth ripping through all around the same time :0(

Thanks Sandi for this beautiful award, its nice to be appreciated.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Check out the blog candy contest @

She has a great blog and is celebrating over 40k hits! Way to go!!!!

Missing Actual scrapping....sooooooooooo

I am going to post some layouts that I have done a while ago of my daughters First year... I went backwards with the pictures....

In GG's arms... is Love

This is a layout of Kira and her Great-Grandma. I love this layout!

A Year in Review

I took a picture from each month and journaled all the little tidbits of each month below the picture.

The Birthday Dress

First Birthday

The gift on the last page opens to reveal one more photo.

M&M Factory in Las Vegas

I took the picture not realizing that there was a polishing wheel above my husbands (BALD) head. When I was scrapping it I noticed it.... how Funny!!!!!

Nakie Baby

First Christmas

The top middle picture is an accordian fold out to fit several more pictures into the layout, tied with a ribbon to keep closed.

First visit with Santa


This has to be my all time favorite layout in her album, just the layout of the pics and the colors is awesome. This is my dads favorite too.

First Halloween

She was a cheerleader (not the common baby pumpkin, I wanted to be different) I hot glued braided doll hair to a plain headband and tied it to look like pig-tails and made pom poms out of yarn. The costume was an outfit that looked like a chearleader skirt and jacket it was given to her as a gift from my god-mother. I wish the pic of the layout did not have the glares.


The top left picture folds out to reveal two more pics.

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