Monday, December 20, 2010

O Christmas Tree

I bought these felt christmas tree at the Dollar Tree for 2/$1.00. I looked at them and thought I could decorate them and give them as a very inexpensive gift. When I got them home I was unsure of how to decorate them because I only have my papercrafting supplies. So I decided to use pearls, mini roses and organdy ribbon.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Let It Snow

This is probably the last Christmas card I will make this season. I thought it was quite fitting because we have been getting alot of snow lately at Fort Drum. Living in Virginia for just 2 short years really does make you forget what it is like to have snow all the time. I have been hoarding this button that I used on my snowflake for years. I had to find just the right recipient to care for my button. That sounds a little crazy to most but all you papercrafters know what I mean.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Crafty Little Place Challenge

I decorated these gift bags and made matching tags. This weeks challenge at A Crafty Little Place is to make a tag or something with a tag on it. I believe these fit the description. I put my favorite one on the top. Thanks for stopping by and to everyone at A Crafty Little Place have a Happy Holiday.

Craft Fair

I set up as a vendor at a Craft Fair this weekend. Lets just say it did not go so well. But I guess I have some nice gifts for teachers and bus drivers. I also made some sticky note pad holders with matching pens but I could not get a good picture because they were wrapped in plastic bags. Maybe I will have better luck next year.

Monday, December 13, 2010

H2H Challenge- Holiday Card 2

This is my second entry in the H2H challenge this week. I made this card with all CTMH products except for the stamped trees and sentiment inside the card. This SS is from MSE. The sentiment inside say "I'll have a blue, blue, blue, christmas without you!" I sent this card to my son's old school in VA. We really miss them. Happy Holidays to the Design Team all of you who enter the challenge each week.

H2H Challenge- Holiday Card 1

The Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week is to make Holiday Cards. This card is made with Mistletoe paper and accents as well as A Sip stamp set.

Monday, December 6, 2010

H2H Challenge Make a Gift

This weeks challenge is to make a gift instead of a card. I have a craft show to prepare for this weekend and I made these commuter mugs for easy teacher or co-worker gifts. Each mug comes with a packet of hot chocolate. I bought these mugs at the Dollar Tree. I used all CTMH products to make these mugs.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge and A Crafty Little Place

This weeks challenge at H2H is a sketch and I decided to make a layout instead of a card. The challenge at A Crafty Little Place is Anything Goes. This is one of my favorite pictures of my son Nolan. Because of his cerebral palsy it is not always easy to get a good picture. For this layout I used the Mistletoe Paper Pack with a Dimensional Elements Ornament. Everything used on this layout is a Close To My Heart product. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Welcome Home

Kellen helped Mommy shovel the driveway today and had some fun playing in the snow. Daddy is gone this weekend visiting his family before his upcoming deployment to Afganastan. I made him homemade hot chocolate but he didn't like it. What kid doesn't like hot chocolate? Mine!?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

H2H Challenge-Thank You

This weeks H2H Challenge is to make a Thank You card. When I read this challenge I immediately thought of Thanksgiving and how thankful I am for family. Although you should tell loved ones how thatnkful you are for them year round. Thanksgiving is a free pass to let others know how they are appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Crafty Little Place Challenge #64

This weeks challenge is to use the colors RED GREEN and WHITE. Of course Christmas comes to mind. I used paper from Chatter Box and a SS from Stampin Up. The flower that I added glitter to came from Michael's. The large snowflake is from CTMH and the small ones are punched with a MS punch. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge and a Christmas Card

The H2H Challenge this week is to make a card in any shape other than a square or a rectangle. I used a star template and CTMH's Let Us Adore Him SS and Everlasting Life SS. All products are CTMH except the glitter and the snowflake punched with a MS punch. The other card is a Christmas card that I made last week just for fun. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Crafty Little Place Challenge #63

This weeks challenge is a sketch. I used all CTMH products except for my buttons. I left the inside blank for now. Check out this challenge and see what you can create.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #2

After submitting my card to the H2H Challenge I decided I wanted to make a matching ornament. I was a little nervious using these colors again for Christmas, but this ornament is growing on me. This has been a great challenge because it has really made me think outside of the box. Thanks Heart 2 Heart.
All CTMH products were used except for the glittler that I purchased at Michaels.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

H2H Challenge

This weeks challenge is to use the colors Brown Bag, Indian Corn Blue and Sunset. I wanted to make a Christmas card but didn't think these colors would work. Well I guess I was wrong. I used my favorite SS All Decked Out with lots of glitter and bitty sparkles. In case you can not tell I used Brown Bag for the snowman's buttons, pipe and arms.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Treats

For lunch yesterday I made english muffin pizzas with a jack o' lantern flare and for dinner tonight we ate mummy dogs. Check back tomorrow for another yummy Halloween treat.

Monday, October 25, 2010


I decided to do something different this year since Kellen didn't really like putting his hands in the pumpkin last year. I found this kit at our PX and you just stick the eyes, nose, mouth and ears into your pumpkin kinda like a Mr Potato Head. I thought Kellen will love this... and he did until we were done and we could not light the pumpkin. Kellen said Mommy come on we need to get the light for the pumpkin. So this morning we carved one of our little pumpkins and lit it with a tealight. This made Kellen happy and mommy was able to roast some yummy pumpkin seeds.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Boo at the Zoo

We went to Boo at the Zoo at Thompson Park Zoo in Watertown, NY. The kids wore their costumes and trick or treated inside the zoo. It was fun and we saw wolves, eagles, mountain lions, elk, turkeys and many farm animals. We had a good time and then went to Ponderosa for lunch. Kellen even sat with Ronald to discuss french fries. Kellen loves Donald's french fries.

Friday, October 15, 2010

We Are Moved....Kinda

We left our house in Virginia last Saturday ;( and came to our new house at Fort Drum on Sunday. The first picture is of our house at Fort Belvoir. The next two are pictures of my kitchen and great room at Fort Drum. We are very slowly getting settled. Who knows when I will get my scrapbook stuff out to play. Well off to unpack another box...or two.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Thank You Cards

I made these two thank you cards for both of my sons schools. Next week is there last week before we move back to Fort Drum. I will be packing up my papercrafting supplies today or tomorrow so I will not be posting for awhile. Check back today for one more post and then hopefully I will back up and running in a couple weeks.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Paper Craft Star Recipe Challenge

I made this Halloween card for the Paper Craft Star recipe challenge. The recipe was to make a card 5.5 x 5.5 with a 5 in mat. You had to score your mat 5 times 1/4 in. You also had to use three buttons and three flowers cut from a diecut or punch. I used the Hooligans paperpack from CTMH. I put a button in the middle of my big flower and pear colored buttons in the middle of my mini flowers. I inked my score lines to make them more visible. Thanks for looking at my newest creation.

A Crafty Little Place Color Challenge

This weeks challenge at is a color challenge using the colors brown, orange and green. It inspired me to make a fall card with these great colors. Be sure to check out there challenge and all the great artwork.