Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hello Everyone,

           Well, I wanted to end this year with...what else but a New Year's card. I have had a blast this year with this blog. I've met so many people that really love this craft and I'm honored to know each and everyone of you. My 1yr blogaversary in coming up in January, so be sure to check it out. I used the Celebrate with Flourish cart for this super simple card. The background patterned paper is DCWV. The other cardstock is from my stash. I used stardust stickles to give it a little bling.

           We plan to have a quiet evening at home with the kiddos this year. With my husband's new work schedule we really need some family time. My New Year's plan is to go back to Weight Watchers and stay with it. The program really does work. After, my second child I lost over 50lbs doing the program and just haven't found the motivation to return after having my third.  I also want to tell you to drop by Emma @ MyCreativeTime. She is having an AWESOME sale on her stamps and dies!!! I purchased some items today that I've been wanting for awhile. I promise you won't be disappointed.
                                                                                                                                                        Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year!  I'll see ya in 2012!

I am linking this card to Jovan's New Year Challenge

Friday, December 23, 2011

Vinyl projects, Cards, and Tags

Hello Everyone and Merry Christmas! It's been awhile since I've posted anything, but December has been a busy month. I've done alot of crafting, but most of it was done during the night and I once finished, I just didn't take many pictures. I made the glitter ornaments last year but didn't have a blog then, so I decided to share them as well. After my last post of the charger plate, I decided to try more of them, so I used my gypsy and cut this "S" from Gyspy Font. The 2011 is Storybook. The wine shaped glasses were for my mom. She gave them to co-workers and the other glasses were made for my sister to give as gifts. I didn't have much time for paper crafting, so my Christmas cards are super simple this year. I used some patterned paper by American Crafts and Stampin Up cardstock. I also used a Die and stamp set from Emma @ My Creative Time for the sentiment. My gift tags are also super simple. I won this stamp set from Gloria @ Gloriascrafts awhile back and it fit the bill for quick and simple tags. The shape of the tags were made with the Storybook cart and the patterned paper is DCWV. I added some stickles to the "fur" part of Santa's coat to bling it up. My five-year old loves to get under the tree and see who each gift is addressed to :) She's keeping a count of which ones are hers. Again, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Vinyl Project

It's been awhile since my last post, but I have been crafting. Thanksgiving was great. My family came to our house for Thanksgiving and it was hectic, but happy. My niece came home from Atlanta and I was soo happy to see her. After dinner we sat around talked and search the internet for some early deals. The only store I went to was Walmart. After getting there at 7:30 PM and leaving at 1 AM I was too exhausted from the craziness to go anywhere else. Anyway, I wanted to share my vinyl charger project. I got the charger plate from Walmart for 98 cents. I used Joys of the Season for the phrase and the Christmas cart that I got free with my gyspy for the star. I showed this to some co-workers and now I have to make them some as well. I got the vinyl from Hobby Lobby. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

I am linking this project to : My Sheri Crafts (Decorate for Christmas)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge @ My Creative Time

Hello Everyone
I hope you all have had a great weekend. Mine has been super busy. I wanted to participate in Emma's Throwback Thursday this week. I haven't done any challenges in awhile and thought this one may get me back into it. The challenge this week is to use a kid-friendly cart. I chose the Playtime cart and designed this card in my gypsy. The train and the two layers under the train are also from this cart. I had to remind myself that this was for a boy and not add alot of bling, so I put just a little glossy accents on the top of the first train cart and on the mechanism that turns the wheels. Not to much right? I'm planning to give this card to my cousin that's expecting a baby boy next month. Thanks so much for stopping by:)


Playtime cricut cart
craft cardstock- Joanns brand
patterned paper- K and Company (Monkey Around paper pad)
other cardstock- Martha Stewart
button- walmart
twine- ebay
sentiment- Inkadinkado (Baby Boy-designed by Brenda Walton)
Tsukineko Memento ink in rich cocoa
Glossy accents

Monday, November 7, 2011


Goodmorning Everyone!

The weekend went soo fast. I started on this banner last week and completed it the weekend. I used my favorite cart for banners, Birthday Bash. The leaves are from Doodlecharms. I used patterned papers from Martha Stewart (rosette) and DCWV. The letters were cut with cardstock from Coredinations and the rest is Colorbox. I punched holes in the leaves with my crop a dile and strung it all with some Chocolate Chip ribbon from Stampin Up. I've hung this on the mantle of my fireplace. I hope to start on some Christmas Cards sometime this week (fingers crossed) LOL. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by:)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thank You Card

Hello bloggy friends,

I hope your weekend has started off awesome. I have plenty of laundry and cleaning to do, but hope to get in some crafting as well :).I made several thank you cards to give to people that sent cards and food during my grandmother's passing. I forgot to take pictures of the others, but did manage to remember this one. I used one of my favorite DCWV paperstacks, Lemon Flower Stack. I made several cards so they had to be really simple ones. The cardstock is a mixture of Papertrey Ink and some scraps. The ribbon is from walmart and the sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps. Thanks for stopping by:)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Community Friends Thank You Cards

Hello friends,
TGIF! I received a call from my mother requesting some thank you cards to send to a policeman, fireman, emt, and Macgruff the crime dog. My mother is a director at a preschool and had some community friends to stop by and pay the kids a visit. I said yes, of course, and knew exactly what cartridge I wanted to use. All of the cuts are from Everyday Paper Dolls. I love this cart because it is full of images. I used cardstock from Papertrey Ink and some scraps. The sentiments are from My Pink Stamper,and Scrappy Moms Stamps. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall Wreath

Good morning friends,

I want to share this fall wreath I made. I saw this wreath a few weeks ago at Lauren's Creative, then again when Cristi @ Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes also did one. I absolutely fell in love with it and made a special trip to Joanns for supplies. You can visit both of their blogs for tutorials. The only difference in mine is the berry picks. Both Lauren and Christie used 3 of the acorn picks in theirs, but my Joanns put most of their Fall decor items on 60% off, so I could only find one of the acorn picks. I think it looks ok with the berrys as well. I purchased my ribbon from Walmart, but plan to replace it because it just isn't as wide as I wanted. I hardly ever make home decor, but found it quite fun and somewhat addictive. Now I want to try more projects to decorate my home with. Thanks so much for stopping by:)


green and brown yarn- Walmart
straw wreath- Joanns
various picks in berries, acorns- Joanns
felt- Joanns
hot glue gun

Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Treat Bags

Hello Everyone

Thanks soo much for your prayers and kind words during the loss of my grandmother. I enjoyed seeing family members that I hadn't seen in years. The last of the family members that came in from out of town left Tuesday. I have been visiting blogs and commenting, but didn't have the mojo to blog. I have been doing some crafting though and am excited to hopefully get back in a routine.

I want to share some treat bags I made for my daughter's preschool class. I finally purchased the Martha Stewart drippy goo punch and couldn't wait to use it on this project. The patterned paper is from Cloud 9. I used Mini Monograms cart for the circle and scallop circle. The sentiment is from Studio G. I purchased it from my local Walmart. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

I am linking this project to:

Saturday, October 15, 2011

MIA and needing your prayers

Hello Everyone,

It's been about 3 weeks since my last post. Work, and family life has gotten super busy and my crafting has been few and far between. I had planned to complete some projects this weekend, but my grandmother passed away on Thursday. It was her 99 birthday! She ate her lunch that day then God decided it was time for her to come home. We miss her dearly, but know she is with our heavenly father now. I feel that she received the ultimate birthday present. I have family that will be arriving today. They were already coming because we had planned a party for grammy, but didn't realize that the Lord had other plans for her. I hope to get back into some crafting next week. Until then, all I ask is for your prayers for me and my family. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Serenede Sympathy Card

Hi Everyone,
I celebrated my birthday last Friday, but got sad news that afternoon that my husband's uncle had passed away. I was happy to be celebrating my birthday, but was sad as well. The services were held yesterday. I want to share a card that I made to give to the family. I used the Serenade cart for the tree. I like to do very simple sympathy cards, so this tree was perfect. I used Emma's fancy frame and die. The sentiment is also by Emma. I love her products!! I plan to celebrate my birthday this weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

cardstock- Papertrey Ink
patterned paper- Ecko Park
ribbon- Stampin Up
ink- Momento Tuxedo Black
white gel pen
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Layout

Good afternoon,

I'm trying to make posts at least once per week. I want to share a LO I made last night while the kiddos had gone to sleep. I used some patterned paper that I got over 5yrs ago from Walmart. I'm trying to use supplies that I already have and buy less. Hopefully I can stick to it. I used B is for Boy, Gypsy Wanderings, Doodlecharms, and Celebrate with Flourish. I don't think I've used that many carts on one project before, but with my gypsy, it is easy. I am linking this project to Amanda's Getting Scrappy Challenge #17. Use this picture for inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by:)


B is for Boy
Celebrate with Flourish
Gypsy Wanderings
Stampin up Chocolate Chip ribbon and border punch
twine from Ebay
Peachy Keen Everyday Character Faces
My Creative Time scallop and stitched circle die
lime green stickles
white gel pen
cardstock- Core'dinations, American Crafts, Stampin Up, and Walmart

Monday, September 12, 2011

Criss Cross Card

I want to share a card I made last night. I'm entering this card into the Birthday Sundaes challenge #26 and Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenges. The Birthday Sundaes' blog has a link to help you make one of these cards. It's called a criss cross card. It was pretty easy and it's fun to make different types of cards. Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge is a cricut-less one. You have to use the colors purple,orange,green,and black. I was kind of nervous about not using my cricut, but after seeing the challenge for Birthday Sundaes, I just combined the requirements. The patterned paper is from a stack I bought last year from Joanns. I used some cardstock from my stash for the card base and a Martha Stewart punch to create a band around the card. The cute scallop and circle is from Emma as is the sentiment. The ribbon is from Joanns. I had so much fun making this. Thanks for stopping by:)


I still can't figure out how to copy and paste the actual box. If you know how, please enlighted me LOL :) Anywany I went to the site and put in the numbers.

The winner of the Inkadinkado stamps is:

True Random Number Generator

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Letillia said...
Beautiful Job Candace! I know she will Love It!!

Congrats Letillia!! I will be contacting you shortly to get your snail mail address. Thanks so much to everyone that commented and to all new follwers WELCOME.

Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Teddy Bear Blog Hop!!

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. If you came from lindascreativity then you are in the right place. If you are just happen to visit my blog and
want to start at the beginning, then go to She is our host on this hop. We are celebrating National Teddy Bear Day. All projects will have a bear on them. My project is a sign that I plan to give to a coworker. I thought it would be cute to let visitors know that baby is sleeping. I used the Lacy Labels cart for the shape. I cut the shape twice in black, then cut a piece of cereal box and put it between the cardstock to make it more sturdy. I used bazzil cardstock for the rest of cuts except for the bear that was cut with DCVW cardstock. The bear is from A Child's Year cart. The ribbon,hemp cord and button are from Walmart. The brown ribbon I used to hang the sign is from Stampin Up. The font is from Gypsy Font. I hope you've enjoyed my project. Next, is Cherie fromoneheartscrapper


I am giving away this stamp set from Inkadinkado. Become a follower and leave a comment on this post. I will pick a winner Monday .

Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Here's the rest of the lineup (you are here)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Blog Awards and a Blog Hop!


I want to share blog awards that I received this week. I'm so honored to receive them.

I received the butterfly award from Letillia (Diva of 5),Jen's Craft Corner, and Carrie's Corner @ paperglitterstamps.

I also received this award from Shen (My Curious Crafts).

I've already posted the requirements for the BFF award previously, so I'm gonna go with the requirements of the butterfly award. Answer these 12 questions and pass it along to 6 other bloggers.

Name your favorite color? Pink
Name your favorite song? I don't have just one. Too many to pick from.
Name your favorite dessert? Peach cobbler
What wizzes you off at the moment? Nothing at the moment.
Your favorite pet? I don't have any pets. I like to look at animals from afar, not up close.
Black or White? Black
Your biggest fear? Tornadoes
Best feature? Don't know
Everyday attitude? Positive
What is perfection? My family happy and healthy
Guilty pleasure? buying paperstacks
When you're upset? I become silent

I am passing this award to:

Shen ( My Curious Crafts)
Carri(Double-Click Connections)
Tracy(Garden of Grace)
Sherrie(Sherrie Scraps with Passion)
Diana(DL. Art)
Amy(The redheaded crafter)
Aliscia(I scrap happy)

I am also participating in a blog hop on Friday . I hope you will stop by:)

Jen's Craft Corner Teddy Bear Blog Hop

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Simple Baby Card with Sugar and Spice


I was able to squeeze in a quick and simple baby card I made for a co-worker today. I used the cricut lite cart Sugar and Spice cart. I scored this cart at my local Walmart on clearance. The base cardstock is Georgia Pacific. All the color cardstock is by Martha Stewart. The sentiment is MPS. The ribbon is from Walmart. The edge punch is by Fiskars. I recently received some awesome blog awards that I plan to post and thank the great crafters that sent them to me soon. I haven't forgotten about them. Things haven't calmed down at my house yet. My 4yr. old started soccer yesterday and my oldest is in ROTC. Hopefully we will get in more a routine soon so that I can craft and blog more. Thanks for stopping by:)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Birthday card

Hi again,

My second post for today is a birthday card I made using the Birthday Bash cart. I made this card for the Celebrate the Occasion Challenge. This week's challenge is any occasion circle shaped card. You can click HERE to check out all the fabulous projects made by the design team. My cardstock for my card base is by Making Memories. The patterned paper is by DCWV. The sundae was made with papers from my stash and the sentiment is K and Company. Thanks for stopping by:)

Getting Scrappy Challenge #15

I hope everyone is having a fantastic Saturday. The weather is great here and for a change it is less humid. My thoughts and prayers go out to the millions of people that are being affected by the hurricane this weekend. My bff lives in Virginia and is dealing with it too. She is in the military and is riding out the storm with her family in their home. I have recently spoken to her and everything is o.k. I want to share my project for Amanda's Getting Scrappy Challenge. I am proud to tell you that I won her challenge earlier this week and I am too honored to be chosen. This week's challenge is Make A Splash ( a water theme layout). I used the cricut lite cart Splish Splash to cut the title, tub, and bubbles. The patterned paper is Martha Stewart, the colored cardstock is Stampin Up. The ribbon is from my stash. I covered the bubbles with waterfall stickles. Thanks for stopping by:)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Monogram card


I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I wanted to share this card I made using the Blackletter cart. I had never used it before and I got it as a free cart on my gypsy. All the cuts were done with this cart. I used white cardstock from walmart for my base then layered it with some craft cardstock from Joanns. All the patterned papers are K and Company. I got these beautiful papers form Diana @ DL. Art. I love to visit her blog and see what awesome crafts she has created. If you hadn't had a chance to go by her blog, please do so. I PROMISE you won't be dissappointed. The letter S was cut using more craft cardstock then layer with cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I used Tim Holtz distress ink on the card and layers, then added some bling and twine from my stash. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Easel Card

Hello Everyone!

I was off today because my youngest is sick. I kept her home today and got in some crafting during her naptime. I made an easel card. I've only made a couple of these, and I enjoy making a different type of card sometimes. I decided to use some of the goodies I've won on some blogs. The cupcake embossing is from a set of cuttlebug folders I won from Sherrie K. She is such an awesome crafter. If you hadn't visited her blog, you should check it out. She is currently celebrating her 6mo. Blogoversay and has some super sweet blog candy! I chose a cardstock with a white core and used an emery board to distress the cardstock so make the cupcakes stand out more. The wonderful sentiment is from I won these from Sylvia at Bella Scrapbook Designs. She is wonderfully talented as well. Please go by and pay her a visit too. I plan to use this card for challenges at
FCCB- a project using a cupcake or other baked good.
CTO -a birthday card, must be an easel card

Thanks for stopping by:)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

School Binder Project

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I wanted to share my son's school binders that I decorated using the Lockertalk and Mickey Font carts. I first did this project last year, but I didn't have a blog, so I thought I would share this year's binders. I'm linking this project to:
Celebrate The Occasion-Back to School
Cards by Jovan-Back to School Blog Hop
Bitten by the Bug 2-Use Locker Talk
Whimsical Wednesday-Back To School (no cards)
My Sheri Crafts-Back to School
CCR-Back to school
Thanks for stopping by:)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Getting Scrappy Challenge #14

Hello Everyone!

It's been a week today since I've posted anything. I've been quite busy at work, but hopefully things will come down soon. I've logged in occasionally to blog hop and leave comments, but I am still having crafting withdrawl :) I got out of a meeting early today, so I raced home to do some crafting. I did this LO for Getting Scrappy Challenge #14 at Amanda's Crafts and More. You have to do a LO using a cricut or svg. The theme is The Taste of Summer using your favorite summer food. We love watermelon! So, I used the cute watermelon on Doodlecharms. This was the first cartridge I purchased and still love it. Thanks so much for stopping by:)