Sunday, February 27, 2011

You Make Me Smile!

I'm in love with this one!!!!  Let me explain it a little and then I'll show you. :)

One of my sweet friends told me about Debi at Dizzy Lizzy's Creations.  She has a post (click here to see it) where she tells about a very special moment that she had involving butterflies.  I don't want to tell her story, but you really should go read this post.  When I read it, I cried; it really is such a sweet story!!!!  Well, she challenged people to make a card with butterflies.  So, Debi, here's my take on your story/challenge!!!!

All of the papers are scraps (sorry, no brand names).  I cut the butterfly from the Hannah Montana cartridge at 3.5.  The card base is from the the Preserves cartridge.  Of course, I had to bling it up and use some Stickles.  It smudged a little.  My little ones were getting ready for bed and kept giving me hugs, which made for a very unsteady hand. :)  Oh well, I LOVE THOSE HUGS!!!!!!

Debi, I hope it makes you smile!!!!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!  If you get a chance, please go visit Debi and say 'hi'!  You'll love her work, she really is amazing!!  Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!!! :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays DT Post

Hi my friends!!!!!  This week on Flaunt it Fridays the challenge is to use the matchbox from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  My first thought ended up working perfectly (which is not always the case).  I thought about my little girls' Kindergarten teacher.  She does so much (as do all teachers), and I wanted to make something for her.  At the beginning of the year I made her little index cards to use (click here for the post), but wanted to make her something nice.  I know she has several helpers and thought it would be nice to give her a 'Thanks' card set.  What better to put it in than the matchbox?!!!

 The Matchbox was cut at 5.  That way it fit the 3x3 cards perfectly.
  I put an eyelet in the hole in the part of the matchbox that slides out.  I just put a ribbon through the hole and tied a knot on both sides of the paper (so it doesn't fall through on either side).

I can't remember where the paper is from, and the school decor is all chipboard stickers.  I thought they went perfectly with it. The cards were made from scratch paper and some border stickers.  The stamped 'Thanks' is from a stamp set I got a long time ago (I don't remember who made it).

I'd love to hear what you think!  Do you think a teacher would like something like this?  Or would it be too much clutter on a desk?  Thanks for stopping by!  I'm so glad you did!!!!!!  Make sure you stop by Flaunt It Fridays to see what everyone else created and to show us what you create!!!

Thanks again for stopping by!! :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oh, What a bad friend!!!!!

I felt so bad.  I was looking at my fridge and realized that I missed one of my friends Birthday's.  AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!  I felt terrible (let's be honest - I'm terrible with Birthdays).  I made this card for her.  I wanted to type the sentiment, but I didn't have time (I was running into town and knew that I could stop off at her house before she went to work).

I stamped the swirls on the front of the card (just to give it a little something).  I can't remember where the card cut came from, but the frog was from Create a Critter; and what is a frog without googly eyes?!!!  :)  The bling on the front was given to me by Albert @ A.Go's Craftomonium.  He is so creative, and such a sweetheart!!!  I thought they worked perfectly for this card.  The rest of the paper is from my scraps pile. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!  Have a great day!!!! :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kids Crafts Blog Hop

WELCOME!!!!!  I'm so happy you were able to stop by today for the Kids Crafts Blog Hop!!
 I hope you just came from visiting Kelsey @ One Creative Teen; she did an amazing job didn't she!!! :)  If you happened to stop by my place first, make sure you start at the begining with Jen @ The Purple Scrapbooker.  You really won't wnt to miss a thing!! :)

I am the Mommy to two beautiful little ones (ages 3 and 5).  Our projects were very simple, but of course, very heartfelt.  My Husband's Birthday is coming up in a few days so of course our little ones wanted to make something for their Daddy!!!  :)  We're going to have a surprise** fish themed party for him. **My little ones are decorating and helping me make a fish shaped cake for him, but my hubby doesn't know about it yet - that's why it's a surprise (yes, it's being planned by my little ones)**  LOL!

Ok, so for the "surprise" party my little ones made some tissue paper flowers and fish shaped cards. :)  Here are a few pics of the fun we had. :)

Yes, children friendly scissors.

My little ones cutting the tissue paper.

Of course, Mom had to help do a zig-zag fold with the tissue paper and pipe cleaners (so no pics of that).

Pay no attention to the dirty shirt; she helped me make some bread earlier. (I couldn't get a picture of my little boy, he wouldn't hold still). :)

The final result.  The fish are cut from Camp Out.  The backs have cute pictures that my little ones made.  I'm sorry, it's not the best picture.  My little ones wanted them back so that they could hide them for their Dad's party (so he doesn't see them before).  I was lucky to get a single picture.
Your next stop is the talent Nicole at Simple Scrappin to see what they have in store for you!  Thanks again for stopping by!!!! :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays DT Post

Hello my friends!!!  I'm so glad you are here!!!!  This week on Flaunt it Fridays we have a fun challenge this week.  This week the challenge is to use the Forever Young cartridge.  The cut is Model 1, Emblem (Silhouette feature).  Unfortunately, I do not own Forever Young, but that's not a big deal (even though I really, REALLY wish I had this one).  You can use a similar cut.  I ended up using Gypsy Wandering for the cut.  It's very similar, so I thought it would work perfectly! :)

The silhouette was cut at 3.  I used non-brand Stickles to glitter it up. :)  The background paper is from DCWV Linen closet (awesome stack)!!  I've never made a tag before and Heaven help me try to make it look 'vintage'.  I love the vintage look, but I just can't seem to get it right.  I'm still happy with how it turned out. :)  The corners with the flowers are from Home Accents, but I can't remember what size they were cut at (sorry).  I tried doodling/stitching a little more too.  Obviously I'm still learning.  Like I said - I'm still happy with how it turned out. :)

We'd love to see what you create for FIF!!!!!  Make sure you stop by Flaunt it Fridays to see what the other DT members have created; you'll be amazed at the talent!!!! :)

Thanks again for stopping by!!!  I'm so glad you did!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lady Bug Hugs!

I made this for one of my friends.  Her Birthday is today, so I thought this would be a fun card.  She loves polka dots and lady bugs. :)

The lady bug is from Walk in my Garden (such a cute cartridge).  I wish you could see how beautiful that green paper is.  It's all shiny and such a beautiful shade; it's one of my favorites.  I got it at a local paper store so there's no brand, sorry!  I thought it would work well for My Pink Stamper's blog hop too (click here for details).  You're supposed to use black and your favorite color or colors.  Red, Dark Green and Pink are some of my favorites (especially with black).  I hope you like it!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blog Awards (WAAAAAAAY Overdue)!!

Oh, my dear friends!!!  It's been too long!! I mentioned earlier that I had been sick and getting better.  Well, I was, then it got worse (a lot worse) but much better now.  I was barely able to get out of bed (or couch) to feed my little ones (seriously).  I'm just grateful for a wonderful husband!!  We've had a lot of yucky bugs going through our community and EVERYONE is getting EVERYTHING!!  Ok, so enough of the excuses!!!

Over the last while I've received several awards.  I am sooooo honored!!!!  I know it did take a while for me to post about these; but that doesn't mean that I'm not excited!!!  I can't tell you how much it means to me.  So without further ado (is that how it's really spelled?), here are the awards:

I received the 'My Blog has Attitude' award from the AMAZING Runnergirl Creations.  She is so talented, I love her work!!!  

I received the 'Stylish Blogger Award' from (in no particular order):
Again, my wonderful friends, I can't tell you how humbled and honored I am!!!  If you haven't seen these amazing crafters, I suggest stopping by their blogs!!!  You'll be happy you did (tell them I said 'hi')!!! :)

With these awards you are supposed to pass them on and tell a few things about you (the numbers vary). :)

As far as passing them on, I would pass either one to anyone and everyone that visits me. :)  All of the sweet comments inspire me; and you KNOW you have to have attitude to hang with me (or at least a good sense of humor).

Here's a few things that make me . . . me! :)
  1. I am a Scout leader (Bear Scouts - 9 year olds).  Isn't that funny?!  I absolutely love it!! :)
  2. I love being a country girl!!!  Of course, that means that I have attitude and can hold my own (good thing my hubby understands me)!!!!!!
  3. My children and I dance around while we clean; we love to sing and dance!!!
  4. My favorite color changes with my mood.  It will change between dark crimson red, deep blue, or forest green. Is that weird that my favorite color changes?
  5. Those that know me really well compare me to Donkey on Shrek.  I remind them of the part where Donkey jumps up and down "Oh, pick me!! Pick me!"  I always volunteer for things.  I love to stay busy!!!
Well, I think that about sums me up!! :)  A BIG thanks to those that gave me these awards!!  I truly am honored!!!! :)  If you want to know anything else about me, let me know. :)   Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

**If I missed any of the awards, please let me know!!!!  I have the older ones posted here, but please let me know if I missed anyone!!!!!!!!!!**

    Monday, February 7, 2011

    Blog Hop Winner

    First I want to thank everyone for stopping by and leaving such fun comments.  Yes, I really did read each and every one of them!!!  Ok, so the winner is . . . . .

    Karen said...
    I love your plate!! it is awesome because I am a read between the lines person
    Happy Crafting!!!

    I stopped by Karen's blog, Learning With My Cricut, she's so talented.  Stop by and tell her congrats!!! :)

    Thanks again everyone for stopping by; I really appreciate it!!! :)

    Saturday, February 5, 2011

    Sweethearts Blog Hop!!!



    If you happened to come visit me you're welcome to stay and visit, but you'll want to start with Georgiana @ Carson's Cricut Creations.  If you did start at the beginning, then I'll bet you came here after visiting Carri @ Double Click Connections - AKA A Busy Bee.  Isn't Carri AMAZING!!!!  I love her work!!!! :)

    I am so excited to be in this hop.  I starting thinking about my Sweethearts (hubby and our two little ones); and what makes them/us so special.  As my mind starting running (sometimes it's hard to keep up), I thought about the play on word images.  For example "Read between the lines" has the word 'read' with a line on top and on the bottom.  **Hmmmm, maybe I'm the only one that loves those.** :)  Well, (extra) long story short, I came up with this idea. **Sorry about the picture, it is a very shiny plate.**
    So this one is supposed to be "Family surrounded by love".  I know - it's super cheesy!!!!!  I thought it was cute.  The four hearts under the word 'Family' are supposed to represent my little family; you might notice that all of the hearts are linked as well (you can click on the picture for a closer look).  Not perfect, but perfect for us. :)

    I started with a decorative plate.  It was given to me as a gift; but I know that you can find them for a dollar or less at places like WalMart, or even a dollar store.  Normally I would use white (or even cream colored) vinyl; but I do not own any and I don't have money in the budget for it right now (very strict budget).  Instead I used paper and my other favorite item - MOD PODGE!!! 

    The letters are from the Birthday Cakes cartridge.  I used my Gypsy to weld and slightly tip the letters in the word 'LOVE'.  They were cut at 1.  The word 'FAMILY' is from the same cart and cut at 1.75.  The hearts are from Accent Essentials cut at 1.5.

    Well, if you're still reading (WOW!) then here's what else you're looking for . . . CANDY!!!!!!  Sorry, it's not a lot, but it sure could add to some cute Valentine's Day cards. :)
    All you need to do is leave one comment; Nice, funny, symbols, whatever (just not mean). :)  US residents only, please (again - budget).  I'll pick a winner on Monday February 7th; that way I can get the candy sent before Valentine's Day.

    Now you're next stop is the wonderful and talented Libby @ Beach Creations.  You'll love what she has in store for you (click here)!!!!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!  

    Here's the line-up (just in case):

    Celeste <-----This is ME!      
    Libby  <-------------------Your next step!!!!

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    Yucky!! Sorry!!!

    I'm so sorry to all of my friends!!!  I've been very sick for the last week; and haven't had a chance to visit!  I've only been able to craft a few things.  I'm feeling better and I am hoping to craft a little tomorrow.  Thanks for all of the sweet comments!!!!!!!!!  I hope to post something crafty soon!!! :)

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    Scratch Tickets - update

    Hi everyone!!!  I just wanted to let you know I sent an e-mail out to everyone that gave me their e-mail for the PDF.  If you haven't received it, please let me know!!!!!  I want to make sure everyone that wanted it, gets it!!! :)

    I got thinking about other scratch tickets you can make and I think I'm going to make a few for my hubby (although they will be PG-13 rated).  I'd be happy to share these with anyone as well.  I'll post what they look like when I'm done with them. 

    Like I said - If you haven't received the children's scratch tickets, please let me know!!!!!!!!!!!  Thanks again for all of the sweet comments!! :)