Monday, April 30, 2012

My Angel

Good Monday Morning Everyone.  
Seven years ago yesterday on April 29th, 2005 my youngest Daughter past away.  It is so hard to believe that it has been seven years it seems like yesterday.  I still remember that morning.  I sat and rocked her as she left my arms and went to heaven.  That is something that I would not wish on anyone, not even my worst enemy.  No one should ever have to bury  their kids.  
My Angel, you will forever remain in my heart, I miss you being here with us, I miss your smile, your laugh, the silly songs that we would sing, I miss the special way that you would say Moma.  Even, though I know that you are in a better place, with no more medical problems, I would still do anything to have you here in my arms again.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

April Projects for Queen of My Craftroom Design Team

Hello Everyone, well, I had gotten a little behind in posting my April Challenges for the Design Team over at Queen of my Craftroom. I had them done but just didn't get a chance to take a picture and post them.  So, that is what I am doing now.

First up, is the Easter Altered Project.  Which I made a box of  "Cotton Tails" from white Tic-Tac's and Cricut cutouts, a cotton tail for the bunny of course, and an eye with my iRock.

Second challenge was to make a  Cricut project card or layout, theme is the letter D, and I made a mini layout with Baby Scarlett in mind using the Four Legged Friends Cartridge.

Third Challenge was to make a Thank You Card.  I used three different color ink pads on this the main part of the card I took a light purple and pink to make a tye-dye look, then took a darker shade of purple along the edges of the card to give it a distressed look.  I then took another piece of card stock and used my Thanks Embossing Folder then took the darker purple color ink pad and gently rubbed across the top of the embossing.  I also added some white gems in two of the corners with my iRock.   

Hope you enjoyed these three projects.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Friday, April 20, 2012

My New Camera

Well, I finially got me a new camera and so far I love it.  I got a Nikon Coolpix that was marked down alot because our Target is remodeling and they were marking things down so that there would be less products for them to move around.  Lucky me.

This picture is of my Daughter Chrystine and our Baby Scarlett. I used the backlight mode I believe is what it was called along with the flash, because the sun was so bright behind them.  Scarlett looks like she is talking, lol.

This picture of course is of Baby Scarlett, where I just wanted to check out the Pet mode and see what it was all about.  But I was just happy that she just actually sat still long enough for a picture.

This is a picture that I took of Scott sitting on the front porch and I was standing about halfway out in the front yard several feet away, basically I wanted to check out the zoom.

My Coupon Binder Project

Now, for my second project that I have been working on...A Coupon Binder.  I did have all of my coupons in a regualr size binder but honestly for me it just felt to big for me to carry around from store to store. So, I had an old classic size planner binder here that I loved but was no longer using, I got some business card holder sheets to hold each of my coupons. On the side of each business card there was a slot that you could put something in so I cut out strips of scrap paper from my kitchen themed scrap paper and used different patterns for each catagory. I also attached tabs for each catagory so it easier to find the coupon that I want. In the back there is a section for my different shopping lists, such as grocery of course and lets not forget the most important shopping list but for the craft store.  So, it's basically a coupon binder smashed with a scrapbooking flare.

My Smash Book Project

Here is a two of the projects that I have been working on the past couple of weeks.

First up is my very own homemade Smash Book. As much as I loved the Smash Books, I wanted one that fits me and my style and this is what I came up with. 

I got a small binder, some Wizard of Oz scrapbook paper (because I love the Wizard of Oz) cut it to fit, I also printed out some pages that I had added different clip art / pictures to make more pages such as different cute little clip art about scrapbooking, of Yorkie doggies, and of course clip art of the Wizard of Oz. I also made a few pages for my thoughts and ideas for projects that I want to do. 

Here is the cover my Smash Book

Here is what you see when you first open up my smash book, there is a pocket on the inside cover where I can store a few smash book items, and a pen or two, and then my first page of the Wizard of Oz of course.

This is a page that I made to design page layouts and cards that I would like to make with a shopping list. I have seen and used several different kinds over the years, so with this one I combined the things that I liked from the different forms to one that fits me.

Here is a page that I made to jot down info on different projects that I want to make, such as my altered projects. Here again, I combined what I liked from different forms that I have seen and used over the years to what fits me.

I think this revised form is my favorite. I saw one similar on someone's blog that they had made and I can not remember the blog it may be in an earlier post that I did. But it is basically a weekly blog planner, I really liked the original one that I saw but of course I made a few changes to fit me. There is a block for what project I need to do for the Design Team that I am on, there is a block for what card I want to make, a block for what page layout I want to make, and a block for what altered project I want to make. All for a weeks worth of projects to keep me straight as well as my thoughts for the week.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Follow Me on My NetworkedBlogs

I am still looking for followers in my NetworkedBlogs on my blog.  Just go visit my blog at   go to the NetworkedBlogs on the left side of my blog and click on follow this blog.  For every 50 followers that I have listed in my NetworkedBlogs I will be giving away a prize.  So, hurry over and follow me and good luck on getting a prize.  I can't wait to see everyone's pictures pop up on my blog and give away some great prizes. 

Happy Crafting!

Happy Saturday

Happy Saturday the 14th, the day after Friday the 13th.  I hope that everyone had a lucky Friday the 13th yesterday, I know that my family and I did with some very exciting news that made us all very happy.  But anyways, I know that I have been sort of MIA for about a week or so, sorry about that.  I am trying to get a little caught up this weekend on some things and finish up some projects.  So, happy crafting.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy April

Happy April Everyone.  I hope that everyone has had a wonderful Psalm Sunday and  April Fools Day.  Well, today I have changed my blog layout, I have added the Networked Blogs and I have decided that once I reach 100 followers on my Networkedblogs I will give away a prize to one of those lucky 100 followers, so be sure to click follow in my networkedblogs box.

I have also made another decision that I have thought long and hard about, I am going to cancel doing the 365 challenge that I was trying to do, it's just gotten to much for me to try and complete one project each day and some of the projects that I have been working are taking me longer than one day to do, some are taking me a several days to get finished and that's why those have not got posted yet.  I am currently finishing up my version of a Smash book and I have also come up with my version of  a weekly project planner form I saw one that someone had made on thier blog although at the moment I can not remember who it was and liked the idea and so I designed one of my own which I will begin using this week for the new month.  With this new weekly project planner form and with the help of my smash book I have decided to narrow my project making down per week to making a card, a page layout, an altered project of somekind, and of course the weekly challenge for the Design Team that I am on.  So, that will be just four projects a week that I will be making, I may on some weeks make more but only time will tell.

Well, that is all I have to post tonight, so I hope that everyone has a wonderful week .  Happy Crafting until next post.