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Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Friday sorry this is late had a change in my work schedule due to pre Thanksgiving
But here is my Tag Challenge. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and don't forget to stop by and check out everyones great designs at just-a- scrappin. The challenge this week was any theme but to add bling and a tag. I'm working on an album for my son who went to Dallas and saw his Cowboys for his 26th birthday so here is another page that I worked on Hope everyone likes it.

Supplies used:
I used a tag templete and cut out the Texas state from a 12x12 page from Stamping station.com
Football design also a 12x12 strip cut from Hot off the Press Pizazz.com
Star was cut using my cricut craft room program and I just added glitter stickle to the edges for my bling effect.
Attached the tags using star brads from Making Memories
The title boarder Texas was cut from a 12x12 from Stamping Station .com
12x12 smooth texture in Citrus Teal from Core'dinations was used as my layout page.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Autumn has arrived

Autumn is here the days are cooling down the sun sets a little earlier in the evening and here at
Just- a- scrappin we are celebrating with a challenge using the colors of the season and stripes.
We just came back from visiting Las Vegas for the first time wow so much to see one of my  favorite casinos to visit was the Bellagio and it was decorated to welcome in the season of Fall with pumpkins and a windmill and my favorite was a talking old oak tree. Hope everyone enjoys the season with friends and family and don't forget to stop by Just-a-scrappin and get to celebrating the season with us.

Supplies used were
12x12 Burnt Orange DCWV
Pumpkin die cut from Cricut Craft Room cut at 3.25
Autumn colored brads assorted from Making Memories
Fall leaves were cut from a 12x12 sheet from Recollections paper slab ALL SEASONS

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

John celebrates his 26th in Dallas Texas

Hi everyone this weeks challenge over at just a scrappin.com was to do a 3-D, Card or Layout with a cheerleading theme.My son John just celebrated his 26 th birthday and he flew out to Dallas for opening day to see the Cowboys play. His day was filled with meet and greets awesome picture taking a tour of the stadium and even though he  was born and raised in Califorina he is a true Cowboy football fan.

Supplies used in my layout were:
12X12 Jet Stream paper by core dinations foundations.com
football mini sticker from EK Success
mini star brads by making memories in white and blue
bling in silver on the pom poms and in the corners of the pictures by Tulip
my cheerleader was cut using the cricut craft room download at 3.75
I colored in her legs to make it look like she had her cowgirl boots with #36 in smoke silver
her hair was #5 yellow
#13 in red for her lips
#33 in blue for the eyes
for the flesh I used a pastel chalking pencil in #4439 light flesh
all these were memory pencils from the General company.

Don't forget to visit all the other great designs and check out just a scrappin.com for some great inspiration

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Anything goes challenge

Hello my DT Sisters.

Fall is finally here yet in sunny California it's a warm 80 degrees. For my anything goes challenge I used a purple cardstock . In a royal purple ink. I choose the sentiment Today belongs to you. Using the chalking colors orange/yellow  I colored in the butterflies and then added assorted colors of glitter stickles. I added two loopy brads to the card with a cream twine and also a lime green twine which  I knoted in the middle. On the edge of the card I stamped with a shimmer green ink a pretty vine which connects with the lime flower diecut and as a finishing touch a cute diecut butterfly. Don't forget to stop by and see all the great projects at just a scrappin.com and join the fun with your own creative journey.

Supplies used:
Purple cardstock by Paper Reflections
Assorted twine by Pebbles Inc.
White loopy brads from Queen's Eyelets
Sentiement stamp by Inkadinkado
Floral stamp by Stampendous from Changito the Monkey
Butterflies chalked with Pebbles Inc
Floral diecut from K&company
butterfly diecut from My Big Ideas

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Swap Challenge

Hi everyone. It's been awhile life sure becomes busy when school is in full swing and there just seems to be not enough time in the day.
I was so excited to be a part of this swap challenge and just want to thank Patti and my swap buddy Bridget. She sent so many wonderful emblishments and a beautiful chipboard mini album just so I can do what I never do and scrap about me!!!! Let me see where to begin she sent a 12x12 choco color paper that she was kind enough to score and cut this was the starting point to my very first exposion box!!! She included assorted ribbon, stickers, mini emblishments a mini punch and a 6x6 assorted paper pad, I hope I remembered everything.
I themed my box with my son David and his friends from his 17th birthday from last year. In the first box I added the title ''A Son Is........" I then added the words talented, funny and perfect. I stamped a cupcake design using studio g and then with my cricut cut a cupcake that I then added blue glitter to make it look like frosting.In the group picture I titled it ''Friendship" and then added the words alike but diffrent. I had the picture of David acting like he was shooting flames from his mouth so I added the words crazy and cool.

I hope everyone enjoys my very first exposion box I know that I'll be making many more thanks to Bridget.

Halloween 3-D Challenge

My first 3-D project I used my Happy Hauntings cricut cartridge and added emblishments from the Recollections Halloween 12x12 paper slab. I cut out a headless horsemen and added glitter stickle to his cloak and also added glitter to the grass I cut a frame and added purple stickle and then cut out a spooky pumpkin and a few haunting ghost and a cute smiling spider was added from a cut out pattern from Hot off the Press. I added a few tags and used a spooky font stamp and halloween is not complete without a haunted house.

Frames from the Diecut collections Halloween from Recollections
Cricut  embellishments cut at 3.25
Glitter stickle from Studio G
Happy Spider from Hot of the Press aw

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Scrap volleyball

Hi everyone well here is my challenge for September I did'nt have a volleyball cartridge so I went on line and found this cute picture of kids just having fun playing volleyball.
I added my letters using my cricut craft room and added assorted brads from my favorite place Oriental Trading. I also added Tim Holtz glitter to the lettering and to my brads not sure if you can see the shimmer hope you all like my layout and don't forget to stop by just a scrappin and join the fun.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Life and Happiness what will you do with it?

Hello my friends hope everyone is enjoying the last days of summer with Labor Day just a few days away, where did the year go? I know it's been on my mind having my baby turn 18 in July and he just started school senior year, our middle turned 20 on Sunday and our oldest will be 26 in a few weeks.

Life is just going past and I thought one day it's gonna be a just me and the hubby. We just enjoyed a nice week-end down the coast it was so nice to be kid-free but at the same time it got me thinking 27 years and we always made sure the kids were happy and all our family time was kid friendly we never had just grown-up time.

Just having a few days to ourselves made us realize we should do a get away when we can it was nice getting to know eachother again. And so my question to everyone is what will you do when life and happiness comes knocking at the door? Will you and your special someone take the time to enjoy it even if it's just a visit to the local coffee shop or a nice get away? Life is short and quickly passes don't let it get passed you to quickly. Take time to stop and smell the roses.

Here is my stairstep card hope you like it.
I used my Lori's Garden and also my Art Nouveau cartridges
I used DCWV in orange and the butterflies came from Lori's Garden cut at a 3.75 for the green one and the purple/blue butterflies were cut at 3.25 and my yellow one was cut at 3.5.
For my flower I cut it using Art Nouveau at 3.25 I then puched small butterflies using my Martha Steward punch and added Tim Holtz glitter to my wings.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hello everyone !! Hope you all had a great week-end

For this weeks challenge it was teacher inspired using the color orange a little bling some ribbon and any color of our choice. I am so use to doing 12x12 pages I had to think out of the box and step away from my comfort zone for this one.

Using a cream color for my base  I cut my 8x11 smaller then a 4x5 and using my Nate's ABC cartridge I cut my letter A at 3.0 in the orange and using some back to school stickers and ribbon I also cut off the prongs of a brad and pop doted it to my corner for my bling I used to green jewels and some of Tim Holtz distress glitter.

The inside of the card was also cut at 3.0 and I used some blue glitter to add some sparkle to the pond of water. My little boy was cut at 3.0 and I surrounded him with a bit more back to school stickers.

I hope everyone likes my little creation and for all the mom's out in our group I know my home is ready to be teen-age free in two weeks back to school for my guys. Enjoy the rest of your week

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hello everyone it's been a crazy summer and this past week has been amazing first off there is a new addition to the family a new baby boy our first great nephew and another addition was announced on Sunday another boy due December 16 we can't wait and last but most exciting our niece got married on Saturday a beautiful wedding on the coast of Moneray and the weather was perfect. To say the least I did'nt think I'd make my deadline, but here it is!!!

This is our family dog Olfelia also known as Ollie. We adopted her six years ago from a shelter it was love at first sight especially for our son Christopher. She is our best friend, a safe haven on a bad day the best backseat driver, and a great walking compaion even if she is the one walking me boy can she pull when she wants to go!!!!

So in honor of my baby girl may we have many more walks, wet kisses and wagging tail years to come.

I used Nate's ABC cartridge
brown cardstock
12x12 DCWV
Buttons from Oriental Trading
Doggy paws boarder from colorbok paper

I cut my doggy at 3.50 and embossed her collar with baby blue and also embossed the MY GIRL in blue matted my photo on lime green DCWV 4x5
I also embossed the doggy paws cutouts

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Blog Hop Saturday

Hello to all my friends I can't wait to see how all my DT Sisters celebrate the
season of summer fun. I hope everyone enjoys the blog hop, don't forget to stop by
Just a scrappin.com to see what's going on if you are on my blog you got here
from Michelle's page justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.comjustanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com

Friday, July 13, 2012


WOW my first blog hop

The pictures I chose are of my son David he was in the fifth grade and in a few weeks he will be 18 how time flies I just remember as I worked on this layout how much of a child and so innocent he was and how much the world has changed since then. No worries no stress for this little boy in the photos. David could'nt wait for fifth grade just because of the four day field trip to Point Bonita which is on the other side of the Golden Gate only the ''Big Fifth Graders'' are able to participate in this trip night hiking, ocean beach walks, learning all about the earth and her nature. The kids were to pick out a nickname and he choose Little Lion I think it was because he thought our group leader was just to cool to be a girl and he caught a little crush on her name was Lisa Lion.

My supplies were from My Big Ideas paper 12x12
a mini seahorse punch
emblishments from Joilees and Hedi Swapp

I hope everyone enjoys my photos and layout

Christmas in July

Happy Friday everyone

Needless to say this July project was a challenge for me I had to think about it for a few days the 90 degree Califorina heat sure did'nt help :) I am a summer girl at heart so taking a walk to clear my head and get my creative juices going (LOL) I thought about the little critters that not only are around during my walk but the same ones that we enjoy during the winter and this is my layout that I came up with!!!! Using my Winter Frolic cartridge I choose the field mouse,and the beaver, I then added my winter elements Frosty, Mr. Penquin, a reindeer and of course the reason we celebrate this day the baby Jesus.

My cuts were at 3.50 using all paper by Recollections we were told to use pink,blak,white and one color of our choice I picked brown and of course there were little bits of color to bring my elements to life I also added a few glitter colors on some of my cutouts. I hope you all like it. Remember the blog hop tomorrow can't wait to see everyones Summer Fun projects!!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

They're Back

The men in my life made it back from their yearly fourth of July trip.
It's back to me and all the men in the house again LOL. Was totally stressing out the last few days i could'nt for the life of me get into my blog (Senior Moment) but i guess that's a new blogger for all the experinced one out there!! hope everyone had a great weekend and talk to you soon

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Almost the week-end

Hello happy day after. Lots of fire works last night the family dog didn't like the festivities as much as everyone else enjoyed them. It was a quite day here at home a little girl time the men went camping for the holiday so i just enjoyed my time being the only girl in a house of young men it was and still is a relaxing time. I was able to finish my July project now just waiting on some pictures a double page layout is my plan for the design. The challenge was to use red, white and blue and my choice of another color.This is what i came up with.

I used my cricut craft room and choose the cricut font using the basic style and welded and cut at 1.3 my embellishments were cut at 3.5 using the Pack Your Bags design. Hope everyone can get some summer time inspiration from my page. Enjoy the rest of your summer and talk to everyone soon

Monday, July 2, 2012

HI everyone hope you all had a great week-end getting ready for a July hoilday trying to get my self motivated after getting sad news this past Saturday but with the strenth of loved ones and God I know that i will get through this
As always hope everyone has a great day

Monday, June 25, 2012

Happy Monday

Hello everyone hope your week-end was a good one
We had a few graduation parties and a family baby shower so we busy

I had Sunday free to myself so i decided to see if i could get a little creative and this is what i came up with

For the birthday card i used the Jasmine font with DCWV hot pink and cut the letters at 3.5
for the butterfly i used DCWV yellow and cut the butterfly at 3.0 I then chalked the butterfly with a light velvet by Pebbles Inc. With the smaller butterfly i cut at 2.5 and then inked it with indgo blue as an added touch i used my Tulip hotgun and placed jewled stickles and then i added 2 floral brads to the corner from making memories and tied a soft pink ribbon to the bottom.

For my son John and his girlfriend Ashley i did a small halloween theme in the style of a card
I cut out the Frankie monster at 5.0 using recollections black and green and also a soft gray fror the layers

Bump in the night was cut out using a 4.5 font from the Halloween Hauntings cartridge using the black and yellow recollections paper

I hope everyone likes my week-end projects
Til next time

Monday, June 18, 2012

This is my son Christopher he's with my two great nieces at Great America
He just seems so happy to be with Blue and the Fairly Odd Parents lol and of course me to!

happy monday

Hello everyone i hope everyone had a great week-end as for me i celebrated my birthday on sunday what a day father's day and a birthday all rolled into one. WOW  what a day !! I did a little bit of visiting and then it was family time and of course even though it was my birthday that does'nt stop the housework and the cooking but with family around it makes it a little more FUN !! Hope everyone has a great week and here's a page i worked on this week-end hope you like it

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Friday

Good morning everyone Happy Friday I can't wait to get started on a scrapbook page it was a roller coaster of a week but the most exciting day was finding out i was choosen along with 11 other ladies who can't wait to share our inspirations and love of scrapbooking with eachother and others who love this hobby as well Hope everyone has a great week end

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

starting a new adventure

a new adventure what an exciting summer this is going to be new friendships and i am so thrilled to see where this is going to take me something new but that is what life is all about see you at the finish line.