July 11, 2009



I have my new website up and running officially today! So this will be my last post here on Blogger...I would love it if you would all check it out and dont forget to bookmark me to visit again!

Also, there will be some GRAND OPENING BLOG CANDY so check it out to win!


July 07, 2009

Scrap or Dare 10

Hey ladies! Sorry I have been running late on these Dare's lately... This week marks our 10th Dare!!! Thanks for those of you who play each week... which really is Iona and Emma haha

This week my Dare is a bit different! Just take a look at this adorable little back pack on the right... and use ONLY 2 of the colors* and a handmade flower on your project! I was challenged to create a flower of my own this last week and it was so much fun to think up something fun! I hope you will play along and enjoy these fun and bright colors... the combos are endless! *You may include a base color, such as white, black or cream.

Bright Pink
Light PInk

To participate simply create a project using these colors and post it on your blog or a public forum. Then return to my blog to link your project through Mr. Linky! It is super easy!! If you have any problems with Mr.Linky, feel free to leave a link to your project as a comment :) I hope you all have fun creating!

July 04, 2009

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter -- e.e. cummings

This adorable card is not only my very first circle card but it is my very first card created as a Pile It On DESIGN TEAM MEMBER! Yes, you heard me correctly, I am part of a Design Team and this week marks the first week out of a 6 month commitment. I can not even begin to express how excited I am to have been chosen as part of their team (their very first team, to be exact!) and I can not wait to see what these next 6 months bring through it all. To check out the rest of the new team and what they have created this week, check it out right here!

For those of you who are new to the Pile It On challenge, let me fill you in on all of the fun! Each week, Dalis or Vicky (owners) will challenge us crafty ladies to create a project in a specific way or using a specific embellishment or technique, etc. There is just one more very important part to this challenge... you MUST "pile it on!" On top of this challenge you will have to use at least one more challenge from another challenge site. This makes creating fun and exciting... seriously, it really makes me think outside of the box and I love it! Everyone is welcome to play along and then post their work to share with the rest of us -- lots of inspiration!

Here are the challenges that I used for this week's card:

Pile It On -- Use at least 3 Embellishments (Ribbon, Button and Rhinestones)

Paper Play -- Use a Hand-crafted Flower

Paper Blooms -- Create a card in a Special Shape

HOW TO create the Paper Flower:

1. Cut out several circles (this can be done with punches or by hand)
2. Use your micro-tip scissors to cut small slits all around the circles (about 1/4" apart)
3. Trim a tiny slice off of each slit -- this will help the "petals" stand out
4. Design the circles to your liking (here, I swipped the edges with ink)
5. Adhere the layers on top of one another and use your fingertips to curl up the petals
6. Choose an embellishment of your liking for the center and adhere (I used a button and Rhinestone)

7. Place on your project and admire the beauty of the work of your own hands :)

June 30, 2009

Scrap or Dare #9

This gorgeous photo comes from a great blog I just happened upon called, Smart Bride Blog. It has tons of inspiration for beautiful weddings. I just fell in love with the colors and cant wait to play tomorrow morning! Have fun!


Buttercup (Yellow)
White Daisy or Colonial White
Bamboo (Cream) ***Optional***

**My colors refer to the Close To My Heart colors. Feel free to use whichever colors you have on hand!**

To participate simply create a project using these colors and post it on your blog or a public forum. Then return to my blog to link your project through Mr. Linky! It is super easy!! If you have any problems with Mr.Linky, feel free to leave a link to your project as a comment :) I hope you all have fun creating!

June 29, 2009

Welcome, Baby

I REALLY wanted to make sure that I found some time to sit down and create today. Unfortunately, I was only left with 30 min. to do so... so here is what I created! I dont remember the last time I created a baby card so I was kind of feeling the whole baby boy thing today. Who knows will receive the card, I am young so I am sure that one day someone is bound to have a baby boy :)

Challenges that I used to create this card were:

Pile It On -- 4 or more Buttons

Stamp Simply -- Grassy Green & Sky Blue with Peircing Technique

Stamp Something -- Use at least 3 Embellishments (all the same or different)

CPS -- Sketch


Stamps: CTMH- Tiny Typewriter Alpha
Chocolate Small Alpha
Decorative Dainties

Heavenly Blue
Green Meadow
Black and White


June 28, 2009

What We Did Today...

This collage represents the day we had today... sunshiney fun, filled with lots of love! We spent the day with my family to celebrate our many June birthdays, which included our two nephews, Tyson (7) and Seth (2). The reason you only see Garrett and I with our nephews (the lil blondie is Owen (4) in this collage is because that is basically what we did all day -- have fun with them! For Ty's gift we got him a Nerf dart tag game, which was a hit with all of the boys. For little Sethie, we got him a bubble blowing Lawn Mower!!! He spent quite a bit of time "mowing" my dad's front yard :) These boys are obviously a precious gift from the Lord and my brother and sister-in-law's # 4 is on his/her way!

Next, is the cake... yes, the awesome Lego Star Wars cake that I was up until 3am last night creating (mostly because I was too lazy to do it earlier that day!). Garrett built the lego thing (haha, dont know what to call it!) and helped instruct me on how to keep the cake "cool" versus "little boy-ish." I do appreciate it though, because Tyson just stared at it for awhile and told his cousin and brothers how "cool" it was. When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted, he immediately replied with "Chocolate!!" so I made him a yellow cake with strawberry filling and lots of chocolate frosting -- he later let me know that it was very good :) yay, Aunt Amy! hehe

... and yay for a fun weekend with family! It was a hot one and I am very thankful for the sunshine... Hope you all enjoyed your weekend as much as I did and have a blessed week!

June 25, 2009

In Loving Memory...

I heard the news while I was at work today and it just broke my heart. I just pray that the media and others will give respect to Michael's family and children during these hard times. The world made him the way he was and deep down I believe he was a loving person who just wanted to show love to others the way he desired to be loved.

I will forever remember all of the excitement that he brought into my childhood and will dance the night away in remembrance of him and his amazing talent...


My life... as a wifey! | Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial License | Dandy Dandilion Designed by Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates