Friday, April 29, 2011


Hey everyone, just want you to know I won't be on here for a few. We live right outside of Tuscaloosa, AL and the tornado hit our neighborhood. We are all fine, some houses gone but no injuries at all. We were blessed. Please keep those not so lucky in your thoughts. Hope to be back on soon, when we get power and internet.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Blog Awards!

I am so excited, I was just awarded my first blog awards! I was given the "Versatile Blogger Award" and the "Stylish Blogger Award". Thank you so much Tina! Please stop by and see Tina's blog at you'll be glad you did.
Ok, for these awards you have to first thank the person who gave it to you(woohoo Tina) . Next you have to tell 7 things about yourself. Then you pass it along to 15 other bloggers. So here it goes!

1. I still don’t know how to do so many “computer” things on my blog…but I’m learning.
2. I love to write…poetry, short stories, and maybe one day a novel.
3. I’m a dog trainer, but I really train the dog owners so they can train their dogs.
4. I read so much that I have run out of room for my books so I had to buy a Nook.
5. I wanted to have enough children to make a football team, I have one. He rocks.
6. I love Basic Grey paper…a lot!
7. I adore my iPod…so much that I have two, and want another one.

The 15 wonderful bloggers who I feel are deserving of this award are, in no particular order:
1. Kel -
2. Katrina -
3. Francy -
4. Oma -
5. Jessi -
6. Sheryl -
7. Amy -
8. Christi -
9. Jess -
10. Irene -
11. Cat -
12. Rez -
13. Nati -
14. Amber -
15. Belinda -
Again, thanks so much Tina!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Look what I found...

Check out Linda's blog candy

Today I went on a Queen Kat blog hop and found a lovely new blog. It is by a great crafter named Linda and she is having a birthday blog candy give away! She is being very generous so go check out her blog! I think you will really enjoy it.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Love is Everything

I have a confession…I really love the “Love is Everything” stamp by Jessica Rose by Unity! Now don’t get me wrong, I love all my Unity stamps but these cute little televisions with that wonderful saying just makes me happy. Of course I had to make some cards with it. I used Color Box “black” to stamp on a paint chip (I ask everybody I know to save them for me when they paint) and then embossed with Stampendous Stamp-N Stuff clear detail embossing powder. I doodled the frame around the paint chips, a first for me, and they were done! Hope your day is great and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Link up Love

Hey, Kristal over at Getting Cricky is hosting a “Link Up Love” party and we’re all invited. I think this is such a great idea! We could all use a little more love in our lives and I’m honored to share some with all of the amazing crafters who share their creativity with us. I’m going to try to leave more comments and follow more of the blogs I enjoy from now on. I almost forgot, we're supposed to share something most people don't know about us so...something most people don't know about me is that I've been a dancer, singer, model, and karate instructor; however I am really quite shy, at least till you get to know me. So come join us, tell us something about yourself, follow a blog, (or a lot of blogs) and leave a little love for someone. Check out Getting Cricky at:

Friday, April 1, 2011

Bird Challenge - last one 8^)

Ok, I just had to do one more “bird” challenge for “Getting Cricky.” This “stamped” candle is so easy to do. Just a candle, tissue paper, heat gun, and Inkadinkado’s “Bird Assortment” stamp and there you go. I colored this bird with colored pencils, but you could use markers. So go make something “birdie” and join us at the challenge.

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge, Woohoo

Hey, I’m really excited to try my first “Getting Cricky” Simply Sunday Challenge. This challenge is “For the Birds.” Love it! For this little card I used Recollections’ “Leaves” from their Birdwatching line. Such a fun paper. Those darling little owls are Stampavie’s “Lily & Milo” by Rachelle Anne Miller. This is the first time I’ve used a Stampavie stamp and I love how crisp and clear the image was. I cut the mat with Tim Holtz Alterations’ “Hanging Sign” and also cut the little leaves with a tiny leaf die (sorry, no idea where it’s from.) I sprayed the white hand-cut leaf with Tattered Angels’ Glimmer Mist “Kiwi” then wrote “Hi” with a black Zig pen. I colored the owls with colored pencils and the worm with Tombow 133. I also used Ranger’s Diamond Stickles on their eyes, you know how I love Stickles. I think I'll go make something else for the challenge; I'm having way too much fun. I hope you'll stop by and play too.


My life is so full and wonderful that every day really does seem like a treasure, which is what made me think of using Maya Road’s “Singleton Antique Keys” and The Craft Lounge’s “Under Lock & Key” rubber stamps. And of course I used Heidi Swapp’s month stamps. This is the first time I’ve used Craft Lounge stamps and they are great! I hope you have a wonderful month and that each day is a treasure just waiting for you to unlock.