Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Whoo Hoo, I have received a Stylish Blogger Award!!!

From Steph at Crafting In the Rain  has passed me a sweet reward!  I had so much going on here, at Facebook, and at home at the time that I would either forget, or not have time.  But I remembered and the baby is still asleep!  All at the same time! Imagine that!

Thank you so much Steph for thinking of me, It makes my heart feel fuzzy!

The Rules:

1. Thank the person who awarded you and link back to them in your post

2. Tell 7 random facts about yourself

3. Pass the award on to 5 new found bloggers

4. Contact each blogger you want to pass the award on to and let them know you’ve done so, and let the giver of your award know you accept it.

Random things about me:

1-I hate wet jeans! Icky! Especially when Its wet on your knee, so when you walk its constantly rubbing on you! Horrible!  Never wear jeans to Six Flags!  Miserable!

2-I don't like chocolate *GASP*!  i KNOW!   Dont look at me like that! I know its sacrilegious!  Im a female w no need for chocolate, sorry, but give me some sour/tart our fruity candy, and Im happy! 

3-I hate hate hate having long hair, but I will never cut it!  My children and hubby love it.  And flip out at the mere suggestion.

4-I could eat cereal anytime of day, or all day.

5-I hate buying toilet paper, Its like flushing money down the toilet, but its necessary, since Sears catalog is now only online.

6-Coffee will put me to sleep. NyQuil keeps me awake, again miserable experience, flu with the overwhelming urge to clean house at 3am. ugh!

7-I wouldn't let my kids eat a "raw" hot dog till my oldest was 10, then I realized it wouldn't kill her.

5 New found bloggers:






Thank you so much Steph!  : )  XOXOXO

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Romantic tag set

For a good friend:

LDS-FHE-YW-RS-AoF-EFY-BOM-BP-BYU-CES-CTR:  If you know what all of the acronyms  stand for, you might just need to click HERE  FOR SOME GREAT NEWS!


Romantic Tag Set

K and Co Paper
Martha Stewart pigment ink
Stampn up crushed curry ink
K and Co Stickers
Some Dollar Tree stickers (The 2006 Scrapbooking Newyears set)
Cut the wine glasses and hour glass out closely
Brown ribbon, came with DCWV cuupcake favor set
Marcella embellishments
Best Occassions Letters
Green glitter gel pen on rose stems

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cupcake Inkadoo Stamps

Messing around with glitter, Bic Mark Its, and embossing powder results in:

White gel pen-stitching
Inkadoo Cupcake stamp
Martha Stewart glitter
Best Occasions glitter paper-Walmart
Trim-Hobby Lobby
Lighter, ends of trim
Red and Pink-Paper Studio
Stazon ink& A dollar tree child's set stamp "sentiment"
White embossing powder
Heat gun
Embossing stamp pad
Pop Dots

Mixed a little glitter in with the powder Stamped the embossing ink on and added the embossing powder mix
for added texture, went over some with a pink Bic Mark it
I used Zots on the middle of the cupcake to adhear to the trim and pop dots on the top and bottom, so It would lay flat.

Simple look, would be really sweet on a tag!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I will get a lot crafted this weekend!

P.S.  I have found a way to make real cupcake liners, not wrappers, but liners.  Not for diecuts, but real cupcakes. I will be trying the technique this weekend so stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Shimmering Shamrocks Blog Hop

Shimmering Shamrocks Blog Hop!!!

Winner of Birthday Bash: Barbara
Winner of Forever Young: AmyJRockstar
Winner of My Blog Candy: Snowflake2818
Winner of Glimmer Spray: JennyPlace26
Winner of Cuttlebug die "Baby": PatnBobCuddyWinner of Cuttlebug die "Spring Flowers": Purplefuzz06

Congrats Ladies!  Please check your Email and send me your Shipping address!
Welcome to the Shimmery Shamrock Block Hop!  Im so excited to see so much blingy beauty all in one place. So many talented ladies, so much glitter and gems!  Green is one of my favorite colors, unfortunately I am not a Pink lover. I love green!  It makes me sooo happy, and just add some bling and its a great day!  I hope you are inspired by this Hop as much as we enjoyed making these for you!

Anita of Anita And Bugs Has donated two Cricut Cartridges,  Birthday Bash and Forever Young!
Cassie of Cassiescraftspot  donated A bottle her sweet homemade glimmer spray in Meadow. 

Amy of Perfectly Unperfect Cards had something come up, but donated Cuttlebug dies, baby and Spring Floral.

There will be tons of Blog Candy to be won along the way, Be sure to leave a comment on every one to be eligible for these!

How can you not adore this card, Try to look at it without smiling!  I dare ya!!!  Its totally Shim-merry!

I love the shamrock sticking out of the side of his shoe, and the coin stuck in his shoe for safe keeping, You may find the gold at the end of the rainbow, but you cant have all of his gold

I made this with rainbow paper that came in a"Berry Cute" kit  I picked up at Ross last year. I have been starring at that paper a year now, I finally found it a good home!  The shoes, buckles, and shamrock are all cut from "A Child's Year".  I tried to glue it up with glue stick, It didn't stay well, Zig two way pens have disappeared off every store shelf within a 100mi radius, I was forced to get experimental and covered the already glittered shoes with my quilting adhesive spray, let it dry and recovered it in glitter, excellent turn out!  So I also did the shamrock, it took 3 coats of spray. The buckles fit in my Xyron Sticker Maker, so I Xyroned the front, and fine glittered them.   I hand cut the legs (socks) in lime green card stock, used my ATG in even stripes, covered it with Martha Stewart paridot fine glitter and then made the odd stripes and covered it in another  in kelly green fine glitter. Used Glue Dots to piece it all together, leaving enough unglued to hold the coin and shamrock.  I used (always) clear gems, painted with three different  Bic Marks It greens.

Blog Candy!!!!
2 pair shimmering Shamrock Socks, two rolls of paper tape, EK success flower punch, Roll of Paris, the tin container for it, Martha Stewart ink, 1/4 in roll ATG tape, and We Are Memory Keepers Mat Paper pack!

               Shes already packaged up and ready for a good home!  All she needs is an address!

Just Follow Me, Like my Scrappy Scavenger page on Facebook, leave your comment telling me so and I will use Random.Org to pick a winner Monday!

1. Tanya  (ME)

2. Jen Roseman (NEXT)

3. Dianne Shiflett

4. Erin Spantastic

5. Pam Bray

6. Pink Cricut

7. Debbie

8. Kathy Floen

9. Kathy Gillon

10. Teresa Harris

11. Anita Cannon

12. Teresa Hendrickson

13. Chris Hurley

14. Kristi Bennett

15. Nancy Owen

16. Jennifer Brown

17. Shannon

18. Letitia

19. Janice

Hope you enjoy the Shimmery Shamrock Blog Hop!!!

Crafty X's Pink & Feminine Blog Hop ***Winner*****POSTED***

Zoe at CraftyX Is hosting a Beautiful Blog Hop!  If you came here through  Sandra,  You are on the right path.  If you stumbled here, Please start at the beginning, you are missing some sweet stuff!


Erin Wooden-Nagy Independent Crafter So super sweet!

Erin, Please send me your Shipping Address!

Altered Candle and Card Set

K and Co mostly, I added some heart doily buttons, A Martha Stewart ink, and velum butterfly, and a little ribbon.  I used my ATG gun and Zots for adhesives.  The tag on the candle is sticker backed, so I added baby powder, it worked beautifully!

Blog Candy:
Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps "Brushed Words" by Rhonna Farrer

Just Follow me and leave a comment!  I will use Tuesday to choose a winner!

Monday, March 14, 2011



YAAAY! Congrats! I'm already a follower :-)


I am in a Motel in Auburn right now, So I will get that out to you Monday!

This link to the Shimmering Shamrock Blog Hop!!!


I love my followers!  And to thank you all for putting up with my craziness and strange sinse of humor LOL...

Product Details:

Celebrate in style with the Wrap It Up cartridge! This present themed cartridge is filled with layered images for several occasions plus coordinating boxes, cards, and tags. It also contains fifty themed phrases with layers that you can add to layouts, cards, and other projects.

This cartridge includes: Layer, Phrase, Box, Card, Tag, and Tag Blackout creative features

Just follow me and reap the reward! 
Be a follower and leave a comment, you have till 12:01 am tomorrow....I will pick a winner through tomorrow!   Whoo Hooo!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Guide Lines and Fun Times Bottle Swaps!!!

Guide Lines and Fun Times Bottle Swaps!!!

If you are here for my "anything goes" bottle swap, we will be using a 1 liter bottle.  We have discovered the 20oz are really hard to work with.  The bottle should be at least 1 liter, does not matter what brand, just cut a flap on the side and insert your fillings, (Must be at least $20 retail) You may add paper or scraps after your $20 is reached if you wish. You may use a 2 liter or a box, should you feel the need, this part is your call. You will be responsible for the shipping of the bottle you send. The 20oz bottles were less than $4 shipping, popping full and heavy.  I do not want anyone to have to buy anything for this bottle. It is just a swap of things on hand. Bottles should be mailed out by April 10th. This will give plenty of time for organizing and finding goodies to send. I am looking forward to seeing your bottles, please take pics of the one you send  and the one you receive.  Tag them to me.  Happy Swapping!  Sign up end is nearing, please tell your friends, we still have openings!  I WILL be giving a secret prize for the awesomest (is that a word? : )   Bottle sent!  P.S.  Whoever gets my name, I need eyelets... *giggle*  ; )


All dressed up and Ready to go!

The green bottle is from a Real Life Friend such cute contents, This was an "anything goes swap".    Just a personal swap.  The Green Zebra strip bottle is the one I am sending back! I also reused the bottle she sent me, it was already ready, so why not?

The clear bottle is from an online friend, this was a Halloween/Fall swap  Hosted by Abbie Contents were so nice!   I really wish I had taken a pic of the one I sent!   That's going to make me crazy!

Such fun Surprises!!!  I encourage you to get involved in swaps!  Its a great way to get rid of things unneeded, you are tired of, or  half used stuff with no intentions of using the rest,  for great new things!  Best of all, its such a great way to make new frends!

And don't be afraid to suggest a few pics of projects made with  items you sent which prolongs the fun!

Always use the golden rule as you pack them, Do into others as you would have them do unto you!

Send a personal note or something handmade if you wish. I love getting those!  Its precious to me!

I  have a bulletin board where I clip up those hand made things and letters from my swap buddies!  I love the handmade flowers, I prefer to use my own flowers on projects so I try to find something to do with them, I came up with this, a simple glue dot on the middle of the back of the  flowers  and attach  it to the top of a push pin or thumb tack and whalah!  So pretty!!!   When  I'm frustrated, I simply look up and reminded of those Ladies that inspire me so much!


  • Eyelets, (seasonal, mix, colors, any at all!)
  • twine, ribbon pieces, bows
  • gems, buttons, brads, and do-dads
  • findings
  • Barbie, Bratz clothes, shoes, accessories!!! I love to use these in crafts!!! Any miniatures are great!
  • flowers
  • markers, all kinds of markers
  • ink,small ink pads
  • stamps
  • stickers, all kinds, especially stickers you have used half or a couple of! cut them apart and send them!  Out of your way, and really, are you going to use them?
  • charms, beads, buttons
  • adhesives, dots, 3D dots
  • glitter, confetti, flocking, embossing powder
  • labels, journal cards
  • rub ons, iron ons
  • tools
  • cute emery boards
  • Exacto, Cricut blades (safely)
  • Embossing Folders,small  dies
  • mini punches,mini  embossers
  • chipboard pieces, felts

Anything!!!!!    Most need to be a "Retal Value"  of $20
If the stamp was $8 but you paid $3, Its worth $8 in the bottle!


Cut a flap on the side of the bottle
Have fun packing it as full and tight as possible
Close flap and tape well with mailing tape is best
secure the lid well and tape around
take to Post Office
Get a conformation number and give it to the recipient


Don't send scrap paper, unless you and the swapper agree first hand, they take up valuable room, and really how would you feel if you sent a ton of good stuff and got a bunch of paper scraps?  It just don't seem fair, However, If you want paper scraps, join a paper scrap swap.  That's a lot of fun too!!!

Don't get angry if your received bottle is less than what you sent, Its bound to happen a couple times.   The next time it may be better!  Don't let it scare you into not participating again, that could keep you from great things in the future!


You don't have to enter a huge. or formal swap, just put up a request on Facebook or get with a friend!

If you are interested in signing up for this round, please send your name and address to:  ScrappyScavenger at Yahoo dot com, I will try to do a Bottle Swap at least every 6 months.
Thanks for your visit, Hope you play along!!!  We had about 13 Swappers last time!  It was a huge success!  Thanks so much!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Charm Swap Link Party

Charm Swap Link Party

I was ready for a swap and wanted to get "off-the-page" to experience other crafts, with others who wanted to do the same...

Zelia suggested we do a charm swap, she has been wanting to do that for a while, I thought it was a great idea, so I opened a Facebook group and sent out a status invite, 8 ladies responded, and decided to stay together and experiment with new crafts and learn together!  I have learned a lot about not only new experiences in crafting, but their lives and a good bit about communication : )  All things I needed to learn!  We have turned into a melting pot of sisterhood.  The group has turned out to be pretty amazing! 

Thank You Ladies!!!

In hind sight, I probably should have photographed them hanging, so you can really see them better than sprawled out everywhere laying and learn I guess.


I bought A huge, chunky, glass, bracelet about 5 years ago just to reuse the glass beads. I finally have a chance to use them!  I used a chain to run from the pendant to the clasp and just inserted my jump rings for the beads there.  Simple enough.


I  have been wanting to create something with these sweet jars for a long time, so I decided this was the perfect opportunity I used the same technique with the beads as the last charm,  however I inserted a screw thingy ( I dont know the name of those) I guess the eye from the hardware store you would put a hook like lock on a screen door.  I know I could also use those other (excuse the term again) thingy that comes in a picture hanging kit. ; )   But I didnt exactly have one on hand at the time, so I figured Id just alcohol ink it blend it better, which I forgot to do.  Anyway, screwed it into the cork of the bottle. The bottle is filled with Martha Stewart fine glitter and tiny glass beads and roses, you have to shake it a little to find everything.  The glass heart is simply glued on with silicone glue. I love the whimsy of it, and how its sort of interactive!

A jewelry creator I am not, however I still had a great time, Playing with these and getting off the page!

Cupcake Money Holder Card

Money Holder Card

Cupcakes are Jolees
Circles and polka dot glittered green paper, are from Paper Studio's Sugar and Spice Stack
 Free cut the circles from the page w coordinating circles, then punched off center circles.  I cut a small slit in each and chain linked them together, hiding the slit behind the next. 

Blue Sparkles star die cut is from some old stash (probably Best Occasions) but I really dont remember, you could easilly  cut one w Cricut and glitter paper

Orange and Blue Glitter paper (Best Occasions)

Mixed gems

Zots and 3d foam squares

This card was a lot of fun to create!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thank you card for the Sewing Instructor or Home Ec teacher

Thank You Card for Sewing Instructor

Stamp a little cock eyed  ; )

Heritage Cricut cut
Zig 2 way pen
Hand written and drawn needle
Martha Stewart Fine Glitter
Old rub on
Martha Stewart emboss
Martha Stewart Stamps
Fabric wire ribbon, wire removed
thread ran through and attatched to needle w Zots

Sweet little Boys Bday Fishy Card

Here Fishy Fishy!

I THINK the background pack is from DCWV Stack 7
 Some rub ons, Im not sure of, they are some oldies.
Fish are from some foam stamps
 Martha Stewart orange pigment ink
 Clear fine embossing powder, heat gun.
Basic Gray Chipboard stickers dots from June Bug Collection to give it depth
Grass is Paper Studio, Free hand cut
Generic Ribbon

Flutter-By Money holder

Flutter-By Money holder

Store Bought Felt cuts (yellow butterfly and pink flourish), came in Simplicity kit from Wal-Mart
blue Flourish, One of the Home Cricut Carts, dont remember which though.  Finger nail gems. Hand Cut Shaddow behind butterfly from orange Best Occasions Glitter Paper.  Hot Pink ink around edges of card and Sentiment Card.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Alainah's first Fathers Day

She was almost one, I gave her the Zig 2way ball point pen and let her "write", then I heat embossed it in white, added a punched edge Martha Stewart  punch.

Daddy was very impressed!  ; )

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sweet girly Robot!

When she came to life, It was love at first sight~!  I adore her!

DCWV Nanas Nursery background and mat
Best occasions glitter paper lt. pink and dark pink
1in and 3/4 in punches, for the claws punch a circle in 3/4 in and apply it to end of arm first, then cut in again w 3/4 circle punch.
Pink Stickles
Peachy Keen stamp face and Jelly roll pen
Pink By design sentiment
Legs and arms are scrap paper?
Heart metal accent, I think it: We are Memory Keepers

My little entrepreneur

My little entrepreneur

My extra diecuts and cricut cuts and a couple embellishments sillicone glued to large  paper clips!

$.50 each

Shes been selling  them at school all week and next week

                                                                     .50 to $1 each
                                                              Vinyl Car, or in the children's case, bike,
                                                                     Decals from Inde Art Cartridge

                                                    She will  be 12 in April, Gotta love her spirit!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Your A great Catch

Blue Wavy Holigram paper- Target pack
Blue shiny Paper- Walmart Best Occasions paper pack
Gems- Clear gems, colored with Bic Mark Its
heart- glitter paper Target pack
Fish-felt die cut
Fish shaddow- Glitter pack Best Occasions orange
Bubbles- Skittles
Hook-  Safety pin cut and bent with needle nose pliers

Thanks for stopping by!

Meet the Scrapbook Nook and Me!

The Adventures of The Scrapbook Nook

This was back in December, Its a little cleaner now (a little)  ! I have also since then added labels and more cork board across more drawers! Much more functional!
Under the desk, Bag of Cricut Carts, there all in my Gypsy, but my 11yr old daughter has her own Cricut and uses these often, she can just grab the bag.
Cookie Jars!
On wheels, so I can pull it out and add space to the right side of my desk and I can get to everything underneath better. The papered top is just lightly AGT-ed to the desk and covered with Clear Contact Paper so I can change it however I want. I will be painting the desk soon.

Homemade pin up board (covered cardboard w fabric)  And tons of sparkle

My Best Friend

My other best friend ( Cant turn the pics : (  )
Self explanatory
Picnic stuff holder, different size slots for different size scraps

Pillow cases came in those plastic holders there, I have 5, Sooo handy, and the cork boards are great, they have since then been moved, and the room will be completely one color (blue) next weekend when all family is healthy!  I will have to take it all down soon to pant. We have tried many colors in there, but been happy with none of them so far. This time I have discovered the thrill of Lowe's light boxes in the pant department! It actually shows you the colors in bad lighting, so you can figure out the color it will be on your wall before you spend the money on the pang, have it mixed, take it home, clean out the room, start painting and HATE it!

Everything else

I knew you wanted to see, oh and one more thing you probably havent seen!

Im guessing I look NOTHING like you imagined...Thats ok with me  : )