Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Join me at Ch{all}enge Masters!!

This Sunday, November 1st, Ch{all}enge Masters is launching the first set of challenges EVER!! I am the design team leader for cards, and would love for you to join me and participate!!!!
The challenge will run for the entire month, and is due at 11.59pm on the last of the month! How easy is that?? You have a whole month to complete this challenge!!!! There are also several other Challenges including Book of Me, Technique, Kitchen Keepsakes, Going Green, Blog, and some more!!!

So please join me, I have a fun Challenge in store for you!! I can't wait to see what y'all come up with!!! Don't forget to join the Cards Group!!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cuttlebug Blogspot- Challenge #54

Cuttlebug Blogspot Challenge #54 was to Scraplift a card design from one of the talented designers! I choose Jenn Koss's Card! I used my Cuttlebug for the Maple Leaves Cut Outs and Embossing! I think this was the fastest card ever created! I had 15 min to get it done before the 7pm deadline! Here you go!

Sample by Jenn Koss that I Scraplifted!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 26, 2009

My boys!

Here are some pictures I took this weekend of my boys! Very mischievous but oh so cute! The big gray one is Smokey, then we have Bandit, and Tiggy is self explanatory..

Brotherly love...

I had just opened their toy box for 2 seconds and there they were!
All Squished up!
Smokey curled up in a small bed..

Ch{all}enge Masters Cards Team Leader!!!

Whoo hoo!!! They just made the announcement over at Ch{all}enge Masters!!!! I was picked to be their Cards Design Team Leader!!! I will be working with two other wonderful ladies! Can't wait to get started! The first challenge goes up November 1st!!! So I would LOVE to see you submit your lovely creations as well!!! Here is the website for you to join as well!! 

Corn Maize North GA

We went to a corn maize yesterday! It was a lot of fun, but hubby wants to go next time when it's GREEN! LOL! They open in Sept. so we will keep it in mind for next year.... Here are some pictures!


My Exam!

Saturday was finally the big day that I took my Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.. well I have mixed feelings.. I started doing well.. then ran out of time and guessed about 1/3 of the questions (we had 120 questions in 4 hours).. I panicked.. it was so sad I could not wotk all the problems... I hate guessing.. The afternoon went a lot better (60 questions in 4 hours). It was in my major Civil Eng. and I did a lot better, but not certain if that is enough to pull me through and PASS... SO... I won't know until December... :-(

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Cricut!

I am finally done with my exam.. I can relax a little.. but this week is still a bit hectic, I have 5 days to plan my birthday party! My party is on we have tons to do... so probably won't get much scrapping done this week either.. The Cricut was easy to use, but I had trouble when it had to cut out a phrase some of it actually got caught and I need to figure that out....and actually probably read the manual!! LOL!

Here are some pics of my new Cricut!!

My cartridges.. I got 10...

Caarvark Tall Card Challenge!

I am finally done studying, my exam was yesterday! I finally took my Cricut out of its box, and had some fun with it! I had a lot of fun creating a Tall Card for Caardvarks! I used for Paper Fancy Pants- Christmas Magic, Bo Bunny Tis the Season Treasure, Making Memories Skinny Stripe Falala, and Bazzill Paper. Cricut Joys of the Season for the two ornaments, Stickles to outline the ornaments, ink, EK Success Fibers, and Deja View Christmas Wishes Stickers.Here you go! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bo Bunny Card!

Be Inspired #53 Winners Announced.....

And YES!! I got Honorable Mention!! How cool is that????? I am so excited!!

Check out my card at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot

I've had a hell of a week studying and this just made my day!!!!! Actually it made my whole weekend!! 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Off to Mexico we go!!!

We had a great day yesterday! We got to sleep in, we went to IHOP for breakfast, we watched tv, we studied... and everything went well with hubby who had a lipoma removed from his shoulder yesterday...he slept decent.. and I helped him take a shower and wash his hair, it was tricky, but we didn't get his incision wet..

We also finally booked our belated anniversary trip!!!! Off to Playa del Carmen Mexico we go!!!

We looked at so many islands, from St. Maarten, St. Johns, Bahamas was up there, and Miami, but at last we got a great deal to Mexico.. We fly into Cancun direct out of Atlanta on Wed. Nov. 4th and come back on Sunday Nov. 8th. and then head down to Playa del Carmen! Can't wait! We're super excited!!!

Happy Hump Day!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Creative Cookbooking Week 3 Challenge!

This was a fun challenge over at Creative Cookbooking.. I needed a study break and I made a little time to work on this layout! The challenge was to create a layout with one of your favorite halloween desserts and include the recipe and picture! Here is my interpretation!

Happy Monday!

This is a busy week for me! I probably won't get any scrapping done until Sunday! I am taking a licensing exam this weekend... so I will have to step up my game and study hard.. still have lots to do!
Have a great week!!! I have attached some pictures of my weekend!

Here is my motivation! Still in its box as promised!

 Kitties checking out the plants I brought in due to 37F weather this weekend!

My study area... One more week!

My Study Buddy Smokey!! He would actually sleep on my

Wedding this weekend...

DT Call at Challenge Masters!!

They are still looking for some Design Team Members at Challenge Masters!! They had asked everyone to spread the word! So have some fun and send in your info if interested!!! It's a great opportunity!!
Here is their message:
"Here are the categories for challenges each & every month:

Book of Me
Book of We
Book of Him
Kitchen Keepsakes
Journaling Prompt
Blog Challenges
Going Green

We are looking for several designers for each category! So, when applying, please let us know which category you would be interested in designing for & if you would be interested in that category's Team Leader position. Team Leaders will be responsible for creating their categories challenge & one example layout. Each Design Team Member will be required to create at least one layout per month.

To apply please send a link to your blog and/or main gallery to: . Also, please send a jpg of 1 {only 1 please!} layout that best represents your style along with your full name & email address. Submissions will be accepted until October 22nd, 2009. Team will be announced no later than October 26th, 2009.

Right now there is no compensation for designing for Ch{all}enge Masters except the bragging rights ;-) plus to share, inspire & scrap!!!"

Friday, October 16, 2009

Quick Fire Challenge at Citrus Tree Studio!

The quick fire challenge at Citrus Tree Studio was to create a card, layout, anything using some templates from Paper Crafts Magazine .I choose the owl and made it a big card... added Merry Christmas and Voila!
Here you go!

Challenge Masters Me Challenge!

At Challenge Masters they have a challenge to make a layout about yourself! Write 3 good words, and 3 negative words about yourself.... I guess it was a lot harder at the time, but some new ones come flowing right now! Too late I guess! This was a very hard paper to work with! Here's the layout!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Baby Shower Cards!

We're having a Baby Shower at work this week, and I wanted to make some time and make a special card for the parents to be! Since I had all the material laying around, I made two! I might give my work the second one for all colleagues to sign! The first one if the one I will use, and the second that my company might use!


Materials Used:
Bazzill Cardstock, Imaginisce Baby Powder,  Me & My Big Ideas Baby Boy Paper, Essentials Stickers, Jollee Stickers, Basic Basic Ribbon, Fiskars Punch. Fancy Pants Pins, Pom Pom Fringe

Monday, October 12, 2009

Our 6th Wedding Anniversary!

This weekend we celebrated our 6th Wedding Anniversary! We don't usually stay home (did Vegas last year) but for this year we have too much happening this month! So our anniversary trip is scheduled for Nov. 4-8 and we don't have a location yet, we're going back and forth, from Miami, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, to Orlando, Maya Riviera, Playa del Carmen, St. Maarten, St. John, Puerto Rico..etc etc.. very frustrating! We even thought of going back to Aruba but airfare alone is pretty steep...Let's say it's so much easier to just go to Aruba though! LOL!

So even with me studying this weekend we had an awesome weekend! I gave hubby some Maui Jim sunglasses, and he got my an awesome Sony Cybershot camera! For dinner we went to Sal Grosso Brazillian Steakhouse. You can also see that hubby was being creative, and modified one of my card, and punched some he said he snuck down to MAKE me a card, but he was SO confused he did not know where to start! Too cute... I also had my favorite dessert, FLAN!!! Yummy...

Here are some pics!

Have a great week!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Caardvarks- "Take a Bow" Challenge!

Caardvark has a fun challenge going on until the 17th of October! It's called "Take a Bow" and it's basically creating a card using ribbon in a different way than you normally would! I have attempted to make some flowers, but ended up with a simple design, even though I might use the flowers I created later on!
I used Bazzill CS, Basic Basic Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embosser and Thanks, and Prima Flowers. I can always use a thank you card, so here you go! Unfortunately you cannot see the ribbon detail where I zigzagged them over each other...also, the cuttlebug embossing is hard to see..


Scrap for a Cure- Dimension 10/05 Challenge!

Scrap for a Cure has a very neat challenge this week! Work with dimension and pop dots! I had lots of fun with this! I use Kaiserkraft Paper (Marrakesh), Bo Bunny Blue Swirls and Red Chunky Chips Alpha's, Captivating Alpha's and Kaiserkraft Brads!


Honorable Mention Cuttlebug Challenge Birthday Pallooza!

I was happy to get honorable mention at the Cuttlebug Blogspot. Click HERE to go to the article! I won Mo DigitalPencilToo Digital Stamps from DIGITAL DELIGHTS by LOUBY LOO! I had a lot of fun and can't wait to use these items for my birthday in  a few weeks! 

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cuttlebug- Be Inspired- #52-SPOOKY CARD

This week's challenge at Cuttlebug Blogspot entails making a Halloween-Fall Card using the Cuttlebug! I made a fun Halloween card, using Bazzill CS, Martha Stewart Felt Ribbon,  Jeepers Creepers Happy Halloween Ribbon and Pop Eyes, Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card, Cuttlebug Dotted Folder, and a black Prima Flower. This was a fun challenge, I had made several card with the bingo cards, they are lots of fun.  It's a fun and easy card...I liked it so much I sent a similar one to Aruba to my parents!  I've been having so much fun with the card making I haven't done a layout in 3 weeks! ;-) Looking back at my cards from when I started in mid august, I can see that I have improved some, though I still have lots more to learn! Thanks for checking this out! Have a great day!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

This week!

Good morning! Thanks for stopping by! It's a very exciting week!! Guess what I am getting for my BIRTHDAY?? Yes! A Cricut! I will be getting it next week, but won't open it until after my exam which is Oct. 24th ( I know I should wait for my birthday also, but I won't!) Thanks Mom and Dad!!! I also went on e-bay and got some good prices on new cartridges, so I am all set! I know it will take a while to learn everything it seems a little complicated! 
I will be working on some challenges this week. Caardvark's has a ribbon challenge. I am taking my time trying to come up with something rather than plop up something like I have been from lack of time. Citrus Tree Studio is also revealing their monthly challenges this Saturday, and Scrap for a Cure already revealed their Monday Challenge that I will be working on this weekend while taking a study break. Cuttlebug Blogspot is also revealing their grand prize winner this week and should be posting a new challenge as well!

Have a great week! 

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Anniversary Card

Hubby and I are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary next week! It was hard to come up with something not too girly but still classy... It took a while, but at last it came together. The sticker I intended to use for this card in the end was not used, so I had to come up with a plan B, and those black letters were the only thing that were able to fit after I also attempted to make I LOVE YOU from the cuttlebug, I didn't like the way it looked. So! Here is the end result.. I used Bazzill CS, My Mind's Eye 29th Street Paper, Prima Flowers (2 types) I just LOVE the white rose, Martha Stewart Scalloped/Doiley Punch, Thicker Alpha, and Swirls I can't recall..I also inkt the edges... Started inking this weekend and LOVE IT! :-) I am also SO GLAAAD I learned how to use the round edge punch!!