Saturday, February 5, 2011

Rock and Roll Scrap Page

This is another scrap page going into the scrapbook for my nephew. He looks so serious with the guitar but then goofy with the bandana while singing! Teenagers! LOL!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Purple Love!

Time for this months Build A Sketch Challenge over at Stamping Vacation. You can go directly to the challenge by clicking HERE!

The purpose of this challenge is to give you "pieces" to use like a puzzle and put together your very own sketch!

Here is a list of all the pieces you should have at this point if you have been following this challenge. If you are new, these are the pieces you need to cut (or you can just cut the pieces needed for this particular challenge):

#1 Black 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
#2 Gray 5 1/4 x 4
#3 White 3 1/8 square
#4 Black 2 1/2 circle
#5 Black 2 1/2 x 1 1/2
#6 Gray 5 1/2 x 1 1/4
#7 White 5 x 2 1/4
#8 White 3 5/8 x 1 3/4
#9 Black 1 7/8 scalloped square
#10 Black 1/2 scalloped strip
#11 Black 3 3/4 Label Panel
#12 Gray 3 1/2 x 1 1/4
#13 White 5 1/4 x 2 1/4
#14 Black 3 x 2 1/4 oval
#15 Gray 4 7/8" x 2 7/8
#16 Black 3 3/4 x 2 1/2

The new piece should be numbered 17 and should be a white 2 1/4 x 7/8 piece of cardstock.
Now, please use the following pieces:


This challenge is due March 4th. All entries will qualify for the prize drawing each month.

Here is my card to help get you started.

Stamps: Hearts are from Martha Stewart and the sentiment is from a Sizzix set.

Totally Gorjuss - As you like it (Love to use stickles ... that is the white in the smaller hearts)
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Punches (corner rounder punch)
Creative Inspirations - Valentine's Day/ Love
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Hearts
Simon Says - Love
Top Tip Tuesday - Girlie
Bee Crafty - Hearts
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Valentine's Day without pink or red
Stamptacular - Whateva

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Finally.....a card!!

I know it has been way too long since I posted a card but I'm finally catching up with a few things and getting time to craft again! Also helps that I re-organized my room and can actually find the stuff I have! LOL!

I created this card using a Glitterbabe Art digi image! In case you haven't already heard there is a new store and it looks great!! Click HERE to go to the store!

Crafty Catz - Flower
Delicious Doodles - Spots or Stripes
Totally Gorjuss - As you like it (I love to use bling and I put some around the flower)
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Punches (ric-rac border punch)
Card Pattern - Sketch
Creative Inspirations - Valentine's Day/ Love
Crafty Creations - Red rose poem
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Hearts
Simon Says - Love
Top Tip Tuesday - Girlie
Creative Craft - Hearts and Flowers
RRR - Pink, red and white plus ribbon
Bee Crafty - Hearts

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


It has been a LONG time since I participated in What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday over at The Stamping Ground.
I am working on a few projects but really wanted to show you my new storage items I got recently. It is amazing what a few new organizational items can do to a room!

First up is my new Cropper Hopper! I actually got two of them because they were on sale for 30 bucks at JoAnns and I also had a 30 dollar gift card to use so that was a double bonus!! My hubby also got me a new label maker which you can see I started labeling some of the drawers already. Very handy indeed!

Next is my storage unit for Copics, prismas and my other tools for blending, etc. I should probably decorate the sour cream container one of these days! LOL!
Picked this up at Hobby Lobby for 6 dollars using a 40 percent off coupon! Don't you just love a good deal?! :)

My loose ribbon was getting out of control so I got one of these ribbon rings I have been seeing around in blogland....LOVE IT and so pretty!! I have it hanging on a floor lamp next to my cutting station.

Finally this is my dollar store find. Perfect for holding those extra small bits of fiber that won't work in the ribbon ring.

Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my craft room and hopefully it will inspire someone with some organizational ideas!

If you haven't already seen my very important post about my Aunt Jeanne that was diagnosed with breast cancer please click HERE!

Thank you!

Fixed Ornament

Keep forgetting to show this ornament I fixed. During Christmas at my MIL's one of my nephews (only 2) grabbed one of the glass bulbs and it busted to pieces. Luckily he didn't get cut! The ornament was from 1975 and it was the first of my MIL's collection which she started when she got married. I knew she was heartbroken but didn't want to make anyone feel bad so I took it home thinking I could try and fix it. Thank goodness it had the plastic wrap type image instead of the image actually painted on the glass! I spliced the plastic and then the next trick was finding a new glass ball the exact same size. Easier said than done (although after completing this project I found them at Hobby Lobby...go figure)!! So I thought this was a good opportunity to try something unique and I punched holes in the plastic with my cropadile and then weaved this lacy style ribbon through those holes while the glass ball was in the middle so I could tie it part is I didn't even have to glue anything! :) She was very thankful I was able to save her ornament and loved the new design!

*Sorry for the black box reflection you see in the glass is from the opening of the light box!*

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tasty Tuesday!

Simple Baked Swai

Went to my local grocery store the other day and there was this fish on sale that I have never seen before called swai. Thought it looked similar to tilapia so thought I would give it a try. I usually pan saute tilapia but thought I would try a simple light breading for the swai and I must say it turned out marvelous! Very light and tasty! Went great with some asparagus and a multigrain roll too!

For the baked swai recipe click HERE!