Thursday, December 31, 2009

GoodBye 2009-Happy New Year 2010!!

Bittersweet is all I can say of what 2009 was for me, struggles, pain, family and friends going through sickness, raising teenagers, going home to help take care of my mother which leaving mine behind that was truly hard for a mother, wife to do. With all the highs and lows 2009 was a good year a Season of Growing for me and learning new things, being creative and stretching my creative ability. Thank you to all who were a part in that, even you my blog friends with out your support and encouraging words of everyday comments can help to keep a person pressing forward. Thank You.....

So on with the "New Year" 2010
I created a little card for the main event: I made this card with the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month stamp set: True Friends (D1406) Twilight cardstock, ink., White cardstock, Notebook paper.

Creative Scraps scrappin the old year away and ringing in the New Year of 2010!!

this card was so fun to create-Lynne and I played with some cardboard and this is what I came up with a heart and flower(was a stamp) the circle flower was a circle punch. A little creativity and distress inks and stickles!! (Tim Holtz products) I will be making some Valentine Kits up and this will be one the cards!!! yummie eye candy!!

Welcome 2010!!!!!!!

Let's Create and Drink Coffee.............


I created this layout a while back, just now being able to post it!! Still no title? I couldn't wait anymore so I am posting with any words on it! This is our first snowman of 2009 winter. The girls had so much fun-I know I have posted about the making of this little guy.
Supplies I used are:
Bo Bunny a gift of love-paper line (love this line)
Glitter CardStock
CTMH Ribbon
Dew Drops pearls
Purple card stock
This was a super fun layout to make!! enjoy. Thanks Peggy Lee

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Here is a new layout hot off the scrappin table!! "Sisters 2009" I love this photo of my two girls, Olivia and Emilee. No reason for this layout just to enjoy making a memory, and trying out some new creative ideas.
simple metal tag inked-flower is made from sheer ribbon folded in half and a running stitch through to pull up to give you any kind of look you want. I could of had many different looks, this simple ruffle one I loved. I used Glimmer Mist with a Tim Holtz mask-Oh my I love Tim's stuff!! Folded some paper, added some rubons and some chic embellishments. whoola...

Supplies I used are:
Basic Grey-wassail paper, opaline half pearls
Deja Views-timeless paper
My Minds Eye-rubons (My Laundry Line)
Melissa Frances-vintage architecture
Glimmer Mist-cranberry zing
Tim Holtz-distress inks: vintage photo, fried brick
Ribbon-sheer, textured, twine
Love my girls!! smiles and kisses

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Shabby Chic take on Fabric Roses

Shabby Chic/Tattered look:

Here is my take on making fabric roses: LOVE IT!! I made this muslin fabric rose necklace with Velvet ribbon. I have to say it was so simple thanks to Courtney Baker at I saw her video and have been making them since, (little secret, I was even making them in Church today with the bulletin paper)shh!! I wanted to learn how to make them for scrapbook layouts, then it struck me I make alot of stuff with muslin I love working with it-oh I could make a necklace. So here it is......

Sorry my pics are really bad I need a new camera and I took better pics on Emilee's new one, but can't upload them until we buy a cord, why don't all cords work for each other that would be to easy. Olivia made this one into a rose for her hair clip. so cute

Olivia wearing my muslin necklace she loves it so much, she won't give it back to me...
close up....

I have to say I am hooked and will be making many more-now to make a black and white photo of Olivia wearing the necklace and make a shabby chic layout!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Here is Olivia waiting to go to grammies for Christmas dinner-playing with her new toy Ipod Touch-so now that I know what they can do I want one!!!!! well really I would like the Iphone. So maybe for my birthday. we will see Next pic is Emilee showing off her gift from grammie Baker she made both the girl aprons and gave them really nice cookbooks.

Ok See Olivia's snowflake socks---ahhh, the girls were playing around and this is where Olivia ended up and I was at the dining room table creating so I couldn't resist.....
gingerbread house this one is Olivi'a (she was job shadowing at Emilee's school) and what a perfect day-Emilee's class made them. Emilee forgot hers at school. but they are cute...

late night creating/crafting trying to finish up some gifts. I have a studio/craft room but our dining room table is huge and the tv is in the same room, the girls and I watched movies and created together.....This Christmas went by way to fast for me, I didn't get to do the normal stuff I do (traditions) this year and the girls let me know it. I said next year I promise.........
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Bringing you all some Christmas Joy!! this cute little card I made a while back, but I just love it!!
Made with Melissa Frances paper, Close To My Heart Rustic Stamps, inks. glitter, red stickles. I sewed the little tree on the card.
So much to finish up before Christmas Eve, little more shopping, I haven't even done any of my baking like I do. This Christmas has come so fast and money is short, we have been trying to make homemade gifts, plus we have cut way back on gifts.
Let's remember the Real reason for the Season: Jesus birth!!!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Saturday Night snow storm, left Olivia and I home alone!! We put on a Christmas Movie and crafted all night.......girltime and ink, paper, and glue what fun.....
I am making a banner to hang in the kitchen....the raffles are paper folded sooo cute.

here is Olivia's creations....

Have you had a night in and created something with some friends or loved ones. Do it!! It's so much fun.....Happy Creating....

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Blog GiveAway!!!!!

Hop on over to Dawn's blog she has reached a gem in life of 1200 blog post. She is celebrating by giving an awesome give away gems..... Dawn is a great inspiration to us all, let's help her celebrate and maybe (share in her goodies)!!!

Congrats Dawn!!
Peggy Lee

my daughter hacked my blog-I just found this!!!

I love my daughter Olivia! She is AMAZING!!!

I'm gonna get her the most AMAZING christmas gift EVER!

a.... IPOD TOUCH! =]

Frosty came for a visit....

Frosty came for a visit-noooo Olivia and Emilee enjoyed trying to make a snowman-but the snow wasn't sticky enough-still they had a great time making this little Frostie!!!! isn't he cute!! Love is nose......

Friday, December 4, 2009

December Already!! a few days late

Wow December is here and fastly going already, it is now December 4th oh boy Christmas Day will be here before we know it. I am not ready!!!!! How about you? I still need to make my cards, and work on some homemade gifts, time is flying by me.....
Last night was Olde Tyme Christmas in Lancaster, NH we go every year! We love it, except for the bad weather but a little rain or snow doesn't stop anyone, it's so fun to walk up and down main street and seeing all the window displays and the shops have free food and hot drinks for everyone, the bank gives out hot apple crisp, there is a craft fair, sleigh rides, Santa of course and so much more. We always have a fun time, I tried to get my girls to take pictures with Frosty the Snowman but they are getting to old for that, which made me really sad but I understood. Here are a few pics of out "Olde Tyme Christmas" enjoy:

this was taken in the car driving into Lancaster.....
driving through the town, the next one the wind was blowing and I love how the decorations look like they are flying....

My favorite store in Lancaster, NH "Heart Hearth and Home" Primitive decor store......