Monday, December 7, 2009

Glitter Ornaments

Okay - here is my other new found fun thing. I just love these glitter ornaments - so many possibilities. I made this one - with my favorite Doodlebug products - for my scraproom. Again these are super easy. A squirt of Pledge (with future shine) swish around pour out extra, add glitter swish around pour out extra, decorate outside with vinyl or rub-ons. Give it a try - you'll love it!!

Love these Tiles!!

I have seen these tiles on the cricut mb for awhile and finally decided to give it a try. I love them! They are so easy to make and so inexpensive! The tiles are from Home Depot - 9 for $4. I printed pictures on my printer. Taped tissue paper over the pic and reran through printer. Let dry. Cover tile with thin coat of modge podge, place tissue pic down, cover with another thin coat on mod pod. I let it dry and then added another coat the opposite direction. Let dry. Spray with Decopoage Hi-Gloss Finish. Let dry. I added craft foam to the bottom of tile to keep from scratching table. I can't believe how easy! My kids even loved them - Michael made the Yoda coaster himself! I have made many more, unfortunately I can not post them - Christmas gifts - don't want to ruin their surprise!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Breast Cancer 5K

Here we are before the walk/run. Karin, Chris, Andie, Derreck, Maddie and myself. We walked as Team Mackk - the hair salon that my nieces own. I have never participated in a walk and did nothing to prepare for it. We finished in 55 minutes. Maddie decided to run with Andie. I believe Andie finished in 29 minutes and Maddie ran it in 33 minutes! She really amazed me! We all had a great time. Since it was my birthday weekend, I then treated myself to a massage. I think I found a new tradition.

Maddie and I after the race. It was great to share this experience with her!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

National Card Making Day!

I am good or what? I took some time yesterday to make some cards. I had no idea it was National Card Making Day until I went on the message boards last night. This is my design for this years Christmas card. It is extremely simple, but sometimes simple works. This idea came to me this summer with the idea of using a sentiment that wished warm wishes. (Get it - warm? LOL) Well, I was at the Scrap Expo in August and came across a stamp that read Warm Winter Wishes - it was meant to be!!

This card is for my new card patient. I written before about being a card angel at My past patient went into remission and graduated from the program. My new patient is an 11 year old girl that has a brain tumor. If you would like to experience the unbreakable spirit of this girl, please visit her journal on Type in emilywilson. This little girl has an outlook on life that we could all learn from. She always includes a joke or riddle in her journal entry, so I like to send her a card filled with jokes. This card includes dog jokes. What kind of dog does dracula own? A Bloodhound! LOL

This next card is a thank you that I made for some of the ladies that attended our ScrapPink event. The inside reads - Thanks for saving the Hooters! I have to admit that I lifted the idea from Archivers, but put my own spin on it. The owl is from the Happily Ever After cricut cartridge. It is hard to see, but I stamped a ribbon on her chest with versamark. I think that she turned out adorable.

I even got a layout done! I love these pictures. Before my kids were in school we would take pictures in November (between the October and December birthdays). Once the school pictures started we went less for the "family" shoots. I think it is time to make an appointment for pictures. :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Well, this past weekend my friend Gina and I held our ScrapPink Event and I must say it was a huge success. We had 15 people attend and raised $1,170 for the Susan G. Komen foundation!!! A great time was had by all. We had tons of food, raffle prizes, goodie boxes and lots of fun! We had over 60 raffle prizes donated by local retailers, some of our guests and some scrapbooking vendors. We hope to make this an annual event!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Time? Where does it go? Last post July - how does that happen? LOL

Well, the kids are back in school. They are both at the top of the food chain at school this year - Michael 8th grade - Maddie 5th grade. Back to school for me means back to crazy. Early mornings, helping at school, lots of homework, working at the karate school (both Michael and I), student council (both kids), chorus for Maddie, basketball for Maddie, did I mention LOTS of homework? I do miss the lazy days of summer.

I have been extremely busy putting together a ScrapPink Event with a friend of mine. For those of you who don't know about this cause - it is sponsered by Scrapbook Etc. It is a scrapbook event with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen. I have planned this event twice before for local scrapbook stores. This year we decide to hold it at my friend's scraproom that we use once a month. We have been planning for sometime and this upcoming Saturday is the big day. We have so many raffle prizes that have been donated by local business that it is almost crazy!! I am humbled by the amount of places that have come through for this event. I can not wait! Even Maddie is going with me! I will update with the amount that we collect. Wish us luck!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Finally some layouts!! We had a great time as always and as you can see I got some layouts done! Some I created from scratch and some I had from past classes and was finally able to add pictures and finishing touches to. Either way I came home feeling great about the work I got done. Yeah me! I must send out a thank you to Gina for the Brush Lettering on my Halloween layout and Carrie for the awesome winter and 4th of July 2 page layouts!

Friday, July 10, 2009

More cards...I just can't seem to find time to get much crafting done. It seems that the garden, grass or the swimming pool is always calling my name.

Hopefully all of that will change this weekend. I am headed to my "girls" weekend. A group of us try to get together once a month. We meet up at one of the girls businesses which also houses her scraproom. It is a great room above the business that has been converted to a large scraproom that can fit approx 8 - 8 foot tables. We all bring food, drinks and snacks to share. We even sleep there! We always have a great time and hopefully I will have layouts to post!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Saturday, June 13th, Michael received his 3rd degree black belt in American Karate. He started karate a few months before he turned 5. He earned his 1st degree at the age of 8. His 2nd degree at the age of 10 and now 3rd degree at 13. This past year he also earned the title of Assistant Instructor. This is a title given to students that help with lower belt classes - the students must be 15 years old. Michael earned this title at 13, because last year he assisted with 627 classes. We are so proud of him and his accomplishments.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I must start out by wishing my mother a Happy 80th Birthday! She is so special to all of us! She has 3 kids, 8 grandkids and 5 great-grandkids. We love you, Mom-Grandma!

This is a card that I made for my patient (the middle is a pin). She finished her treatments a couple of weeks ago and is officially a survivor! I am so proud of her!!!

The inside of this card reads: Hope your day bubbles over with fun.

........These are pics from Maddies tournament in Wisconsin. The team took first place (2 games on Saturday and 4 games on Sunday)! As you can see Maddie hurt her foot. She was going up for a shot and was pushed from behind resulting in her losing her balance on the landing (not to mention that the girl who pushed her landed on top of her). She was out the rest of that game and the following Championship game, but when the team won they made sure to include her in the celebration. This is a great bunch of girls and they have really come together as a team. Way to go Team USA!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just a few more cards that I finished. I challenged myself to use old techniques. Paint, chalk, stamps...I love new products, but still want to show my old ones some love.
It is hard to see here, but this card has some bling on it.

I used chalks and stencils from Pebbles inc. on this one.

I used my watercolor pencils, however I did mix in a new cuttlebug folder. All in all, not a bad day!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easter Cards

These are some Easter cards that I made for my chemo patients. The one one the left was for the little boy, the inside is shown below.

Friday, March 27, 2009

School News

Wow 2 posts in one day! Just going through the mail - Michaels report card arrived with straight A s once again. Way to go, Michael, we are so proud of you. Earlier this week Maddie received news that a piece of her art work has been chosen to be in an Art show later this week. Art work from schools in the area is display at a nearby bank during the month of April. Maddie also got word today that her poetry entry won the Young Author Contest in school. Way to go, Maddie, we are so proud of you. My kids truly amaze me!!!

Finally some layouts and cards!

Okay anyone who knows my daughter knows that she is a tomboy. No flowers, frills, ruffle, scallop edges, bright colors (unless pertaining to basketball) and definately NO PINK! This "pink" karate shirt was given to Maddie by Mr. Kook (he is one of Michael's Karate Instructors). She has had a crush on him for sometime. My journaling will go something like this... (converstation between my husband and I)
Me: Look what Mr. Kook gave Maddie
Him: It's pink
Me: But it's from Mr. Kook
Him: But it's pink
Me: But it's Karate
Him: But it's pink
Me: But it's from Mr. Kook
Needless to say she wore it the next day. I took advantage of the pink shirt and used every pink embellishment that I have been wanting to use and ta da - this was the end product!

The above 3 pages are just some from the past that I did. I figure anything that I did before blogging is fair game on here!

The 3 layouts above are from a kit that a friend of mine put together. Let's all give it up for Carrie!! Carrie teaches kids classes at the LSS that I use to manage. I was ordering the kits for Maddie, but decided to use them myself. I just LOVE her stuff!!!! - this is a site where people who are going through any kind of chemo can join and they will be assigned an angel. There are several types of angels - I am a card angel. Once a week I send a card to my patient. Currently I have 2 patients. One is a women who has breast cancer (the above cards were made for her) and a 4 year old boy with luekemia. I encourage all of you to check out this site and become an angel. One card a week - that's it.