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I am married and have two beautiful daughters. I love papercrafting and computer gaming. I am also in the process of a lifestyle change. My husband and I just started the South Beach Diet so we can get healthy for ourselves, each other, and our girls.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another B-day card

I am participating in birthday club so I will be posting a lot of birthday cards. I am extremely happy with how this card turned out. I got the idea for this spinner card from Dawn5377 (youtube screen name). Thank you Dawn!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Birthday Card

I made this using the Wild Card Cartridge. The paper is from DSWV Nana's Kids Pack. I used stickles on the icing and also the candle.

Tri-fold Shutter card

Here are a few tri-fold shutter cards I have made. They look a lot harder than they are to make. I have put the pictures in order of when I made them. The first one I did is lacking something in my opinion. It is missing the wow factor. The second one I am much happier with. The third one I love. It is a card for my cousins baby shower on Sunday. On the front, the rattles, are shakers that I made. TFL

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Recipe Book

I am currently in the process of making a recipe book of my grandmothers recipes. My two daughters never got to meet their great grandma because she passed when I was only a teenager. I wanted to do something special and still hand down her recipes. I will be posting pictures throughout the process as I get pages complete. Please stop back often to see the completed pages.

Thank You Cards

I made two Thank You cards yesterday. They were made with double sided stickers which glitter was applied to one side. I then used Wild Card and cut out Thank You and applied Perfect Medium and painted on Pearl Powder to it.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My sewing project

Several months ago at my sister-in-law's baby shower she received a stack of burp clothes that were just adorable. All they are are cute/decorative flannel cut down and hemmed. They are much cheapier and so much cuter than the burp clothes you find in the stores. So yesterday I sat down and sewed 20 of them for my cousins baby shower at the end of February. I also found a cut of super soft pink fleece that I had purchased 6 years ago and decided to make a baby blankie. It is not a normal size blankie, but I thought it would be a great size for a lovey to get attached to. I have two other gifts that I am working on for her too.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Valentine's Day Card

I love this little owl. I also love pink and brown together.

Tiny little mailboxes

For my daughters valentines day party I wanted to do something a little more special than just throwing some chocolate in a bag. From the Love Struck cartridge I made 26 little mailboxes that are stuffed with a fun size Kit Kat and two Hershey chocolates. There is one mailbox that is different from the others. Can you find it? Leave me a comment and let me know. Sorry no prizes involved, but would love to know who is checking out my projects.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The project I had in the works is done.

It has actually been done for a while, I have just been delayed in posting it here. Before Christmas I searched and searched for an advent calendar that could become a family tradition and be used for years to come. I found many beautiful ones, but the prices were so expensive. Worth it maybe, but not in my budget. So then my thoughts turned to how could I make one. Again my search began for a do-it-yourself advent project and what I found just looked cheesey. So with my hopes of finding something beautiful and lasting fading I went shopping. For 2009 each one of my girls had their own advent calendar. It was pretty, but not what I wanted and by no means was it something to be used year after year. Each day they opened a flap and received a piece of chocolate. So after Christmas while shopping online I found a 3-D Countdown Calendar by Karen Foster. Here is a before and after shot of our Advent Calendar.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Birthday Card for my Daughter

My daughter will be 11 this month so it is time to get her card done. I used the Disney Hannah Montana and the Beyond Birthday Carts. I will be using Wild Card to make the envelope in a bit. The paper I used was a zebra print and also a maroon glitter paper. I hope I can keep it hidden until the end of the month.

Cake In a Box Card

I made this card for my BIL's 21st birthday. I would like to thank Maureen Wong for the cut file and Denise Hill for the wonderful how-to video on her blog. If you would like the cut file and want to see the video please visit Denise's blogsite at Paper Pastime http://paperpastime.blogspot.com/2009/11/cake-in-box-video.html