Friday, December 31, 2010

Craft Room Tour "Before"

Here it is, what you all have been waiting for! If you have any kind of heart condition, I think you should get the o.k. from your doctor! lol I appologize for the shaking of the camera, it is still new, and I am learning.  I hope to put th "after" up before the end of the weekend. I think if I give myself a time line I might actually get it done. So here it is! I love all of your comments, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!! Thanks again for watching,

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, and are looking forward to the new year!! I received a new Flip camera so that I can start adding video to my blog. I am so excited, but also very nervous, because I have no idea how to do it!! LOL I am sure I will be asking all of you for help! The first thing that I will be doing is redoing my Craft Room!! I will be giving a video tour before, and after!! Trust me when I say it is a HUGE mess!! I hope to have the video up for the 1st ( I hope)  anyway Happy New year to all of you!!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays Everyone

A cake that I made for Christmas last year!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Backyardigan's

This is a cake I made for my niece, they are the Backyardigan's. I had to go on the internet just to find out who they were! lol My children grew up with Sesame Street, and Barney! I guess I got it right, she Loved it!!

Happy Birthday Card for My Pink Stamper

This is for the My Pink Stamper challenge for a Birthday card This is the one that I chose.
I made this card for my nephew, no ribbon, no glitter, no stickles, he is 16, so just a soccer guys card!! lol

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Welcome Home

This was a little card that I made to welcome my sister's new family dog. I used the doghouse from the new Cricut Lite cartridge Four Legged Friends, and the grass was cut fro Whinnie the Pooh and Friends cartridge. The Welcome stickers were some extras that I had. Their new dog
is a Beagle, and I happened to have a Beagle sticker lying around. I punched out the paw print on the top of the doghouse, and put somw clear stickles inside the holes. I used a brown brad to hang Murphy's new name on her door. The card was cut at 4-1/4x 5-1/2 and the dog house I cut at 3". I hope you like, I know it made my sister smile, at that was the goal! Thanks for stopping by. Karen

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Papercutzchallenge #69 anything goes!!

This is the card that I am entering in the papercutzchallenge anything goes. Basically anything you want. I made this card for my neice for her birthday. I used scraps and I am so proud. I was very good at saving my sraps, but I never used them, but I am trying to be better. I used the cartridge Straight From the Nest. I cut the Cupcake layer shadow in tan, and the Cupcake in brown, and then the frosting in white with a pink cherry. I then covered the frosting with glitter glue. Then I sprinkled clear glass beads. I then put more glitter glue on, and sprinkled it with clear glitter. The card was cut at 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 in a moss green. I then cut a piece of white 1/4" smaller than the card, and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Swirl embossing folder. I also cut out the Happy Birthdayin the tan, and then the pink from the cherry, and added the clear glitter. I hope you like it. I am going to get better with the recipes with the cards.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Peachy Keen card of Encouragement Challenge

The Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps was to make a card using words of encouragement. I fell in love with this little monkey from the Create a Critter Cartridge. I cut him out at 3 inches in a tan cardstock, it was a scrap, so I don't know the brand. I then cut out the outline of the monkey on layer 2 button in a darker brown, again a scrap. I then stamped the face on the monkey using my FIRST Peachy Keen Stamp Set, PK-490 Everyday Character Face and used the biggest one at 1-3/8". I then cut the vines out in a moss green at 4 inches under the accessory button, and then tried to figure out what the encouragement would be, and since he was just hanging there, I came up with the Hang in There! I used the acrylic alphabet letter stamps from Scrappy Cat stamps. I put the letters together on a clear acrylic block and stamped the words. I made a few more of these cards to have on hand, and I found with these stamps that I would stamp each letter separately because they had a lot of acrylic around each letter, and so the words were so spaced out I wasn't liking it to much. I hope you all like my card, and go to Peachy Keen and enter their challenge with me!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award!!!

I would like to thank Van at

Things that I need to do to accept this award.
Thank the person that gave this to me
Share 8 things about myself
Pay it forward to 8 people you recently discovered
Contact those bloggers to let them know about the award.
Share 8 things about yourself.

1. I am a HUGE Bon Jovi Fan
2. A few years ago I was diagnosed with Lupus and Fibromylagia
3. A few years before that I was diagnosed with Colitis.
4. I refuse to let any of those things stop me from crafting.(even though they usually do.)
5. I am a Huge reality t.v. junkie
6. I am the only one in my family who likes to craft.
7. I hate the cold weather
8. I hate to do any type of gardening.

These are the bloggers that I am passing this onto.

My Expression won't work

I just got through shoveling a space in my craft room to make some cards, and got everything out and ready to go, and I pushed the power button on my Expression and ........ nothing. No lights, no noises, nothing. :( I think maybe she is mad at me cause I haven't paid any attention to her, I don't know, but I am sad.

Congrats baby card

I made this card for a baby boy , I used a brass templet, dimentional paint, and the All mixed up cartridge. (I will have to check in that). I hope you like

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award!!!

I was awarded the Stylish blogger award!!! Thank you to Carri at: ABusybee! For giving this to me!
To accept this award, I have to do the following:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 8 things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.
5. Share 8 things about yourself:

Here goes:
I am a stay at home mom to 3 amazing children, and wife to my wonderful husband of 23 years.
I have 2 of the cutest dogs, Cocoa who is a chocolate Lab, and Daisy who is a very lazy and very (how should I say) Plump Chocolate Beagle.
I love crafting, any kind of crafting.
I am very critical of anything that I do make.
I am the messiest crafter known to man (or woman).
I am an extreme insomniac!
I am a certified, card carrying chocoholic!
I can not go through a day without my Diet Coke, not Diet Pepsi, Diet Coke.

Here are the 8 bloggers that I am passing this award onto. These are bloggers that I admire, and who have helped me start my blog, and have encouraged me along the way. Please check out their blogs and I am sure that you will agree!!

Congratulations, and thank you all!!

My first challange entries and Comments!!

Hi All, I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday morning!! I am so excited that I wanted to share with you. This completely sounds incredibly pathetic, but there were 9 people that don't know me, and that I didn't pay, who commented on my first 2 ever entries to the first 2 challenges that I ever got the guts to enter. I am so excited, the people that like what I like, and do what I do, are so incredibly talented, and the thought that 9 of them, you took the time to write down some wonderful words of encouragement, I just wanted to let you all know that I appreciate it. Thank you all so much, Karen

Friday, November 19, 2010

My ImagineNation Wednesday entry for My Pink Stamper

This is My Imagination Wednesday entry for my Pink Stamper! This is my first entry ever for My Pink Stamper. I fell in love with this cartridge, and especially this image. I just love it!! The contest is still open at, if you want to head over there and give it a try. Robyn also has the new cartridges that were introduced on Thursday, they are all great. Check them out there, or at Obsessed with scrapping, Creative Critters Cricut Club,and Courtney Lane Designs. Each of the ladies is having drawings for prizes so Good Luck Everyone!!!! Karen
See all the New Cricut Cartridges that came out Thusday!! Mypinkstamper,Obsessedwithscrapbooking,creativecritters, and CourtneyLanedesigns. There are pictures of each cartridge, and some examples of some of the cartridges. There are also contests, and prizes at each site, Go check it out, you won't be disappointed!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Can't Sleep

Hi all, It is 2:00 a.m. and as you can see, I can't sleep. I just got up and went into my craft room, and attempted to make a card, but it is such a mess in there, that It wasn't any fun. I am really going to put my best effort in tomorrow to really get it organized. I am going to make up some boxes 1 to donate, 1 to give away,and 1 to keep for prizes. If I don;t get organized, I feel like I won't get back to what I love to do which id scrap, and craft. So my 12 followers starting tomorrow, that is what I am going to do. Wish me luck. I am going to take a before, and after picture. However I won't put the before pictures up untill the after pictures ae done. There is just to much pressure the other way. Have a good night, or morning depending on where you live. Goodnight :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Line from Imaginisce- Enchanted!

If you have a little Princess in your life, then you will love the new line from Imaginisce "Enchanted". With castle's and crown's and wands and wings, and the cutest dragon you have ever seen. These double sided papers with die cut stickers with tile words like: "Princess", "Once Upon a Dream", "Adorable", this collection is "Fit for a Princess" in your life!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Craft Room Organization Update

Hi all. well things are really moving in my craft room. They have moved from one pile to the next pile. from the floor to the table, from the table to a bin! We did however go out last night and bought a few shelves to put on the walls, in the hope that there would be lessstuff that had to go ontop of a table! With any luck, I should be all ckeaned up and ready to start crafting by Summer of 2011. No I am kidding, I should be ready by the end of Spring at the latest. I will keep you updated!!!
Thanks for stopping by, Karen

Friday, November 12, 2010

Still Learning

Hi everyone!! Happy Friday!!! Well I have figured out how to put pictures up on my blog. a huge accomplishment! My next task is to figure out how to add the pictures to all fall under one topic. After I figure that out, I would love to figure out how to put some video up. So if anyone has this great knowledge, and would like to share, I would be so appreciative! So that is it for now, Thanks for stopping by, and again Happy Friday!! Karen

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Craft Room Organization Begins

Hi everyone, well I have been trying to organize my craftroom. It seems like a small thing, but trust me when I tell you, it is not! The more I clean, the worse it gets! I should take before and after photos, you would be shocked! I think that when I am done, and it is totally cleaned, I will put the pictures of both, after it is done, then I will feel better about everyone seeing it at it's worst! I do want to share that a messy craft room is a sign of a creative crafter!!
Thanks all, and have a good day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Hi All,
Some of you wanted to see the beginning stages of the mural that I did on my nephews wall, so here it is!!

 This was the first turtle that I painted, but he didn't really go with the rest of the mural, so ne got painted over with the one shown below in the finished mural.

So this is how it started.

Hi everyone, I thought that I would share some pictures of a mural that I did on my nephews bedroom wall! I hope you like them!

Getting back to blogging

Today I have started to use my blog. I have been sick, and I am determined to get back to my crafting with my new Imagine,Gypsy,and Peachy Keen Stamps!! I just have to figure out how to put the pictures on my blog. lol

Monday, May 17, 2010

Awesome site for Scrapbookers

Hi All,
I want you to check a craft-a-friend's blog. Her name is Van, and she just started scrapping not to long ago, but her work is amazing!! She makes these incredible scrapbooks, and she makes them out of anything from chipboard, to a cheerio box. She makes these incredible flowers out of paper, and even an old pair of jeans. Her work is beautiful, and she has taught herself everything that she does. If you have a minute, check her out, you wont be dissapointed. Her blog is:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Where did this crafting interest come from?!

I have been crafting my whole life, I started scrapbooking when I was in High School. Although it was nothing like scrapbooking is today. I had those magnetic albums, you know the ones that damage your photos if you keep them in there for any length of time they turn a orange-red type color. I really got into scrapbooking the right way about 18 years ago. I fell in love with anything that had to do with it. I would scrap during the day while the kids were sleeping, and when they went to bed for the night I would get right back to it. I got into Creative Memories, and had crops in my home every friday night. I soon took over Dining Room with scrapbooks, die cuts, glue sticks, tape runners, and of course PAPER!! I would never have believed that a human being could become so emotionally attached to paper, I loved to buy it, use it, alter it, ect. I then decided that I would take over another room in the house that I thought I would set it up, and it would be wonderful, except for the fact that I am the messiest crafter in the free world. I can't seem to take something out, and when I am done just put it away. It seems like an easy concept, but i just can't seem to grasp it!! I had to stop my friday night crops because I was diagnose with Lupus. For those of you who do not know what that is, I didn't either when the doctor told me that I had it. What it is basically, is an auto-immune disorder, and it causes joint pain, a rash on and off on my face, and a few other annoying symtoms. Anyway, I was in and out of the hospital because of another annoying disease called Colitis. I had trouble committing to every friday night crop cause I never knew how I was going to feel. I also have been decorating cakes on and off, since I was in high school. I deceided to start decorating again this year, and it has changed so much since then, it is a whole different craft now. There are new techniques it seems every day, and like scrapbooking, it just keeps getting better. So I hope you will take a look at my pictures, and if there is something that interests you, please email me. I will be putting up new pictures soon. I have some pictures of some murals that I have painted on my nephews wall in his room, and also in my sons room, so if you are interested in something like that, they will be added soon. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed looking around.

What this Blog is about

What I would like to do on my blog, is to share ideas, comments, and test different craft,scrapbooking, and cake decorating products, and let you know what I think. I am not working for any company right now, so I will be testing any product that I think that I would like to use. I would love to hear what your ideas are, and see what you have done. This is my first blog, so please bare with me. I am open to any and all tips or ideas you could give me about my blog. I will also be having contests, and will be giving away great prizes. Right now I have been busy making cakes, but I am dying to get back in my craft room, and get back to scrapping some of those piles,and piles of pictures that have been piling up. Thank You for checking out my FIRST blog. Please leave me a comment good or bad (hopefully good) If you have your own blog I would love to link up with you.

Friday, May 14, 2010

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