Wednesday, December 31, 2008

happy new year!

As 2008 comes to an end, I look forward to a new beginning in 2009!
My resolutions like most include better health habits, like eating healthier and loosing weight!!
One of my other resolutions is to be more creative and share that on this blog.
lets see how I do!
Maybe even venture into the Blog candy fad!
Happy New Year!!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

upcycled Juice bottle

I get these adorable apple juice bottles at my favorite bagel shop- einstein bros. so here is a before and after shot. I painted the cap with a paint pen, then added some SU rubons, then used some fabric scraps for the ribbon, tied a jingle bell to the end of the fabric ribbons and added some m&m's and I was done!! I made 2 for 2 of my bestest friends for Christmas.
They loved them!!!
since I eat at einsten's too much I will have more bottles for next year!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Twas the night after christmas

Found this while blurfing...

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him, "Hi Santa, " I said
"You know....good little girls Should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa, And now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look In this room where you work.
" He shook his head quickly, And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim As he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!"

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

me and muffin on christmas eve

Merry Christmas!! this is a pretty typical pose for Muffin and I. Me in the recliner on my laptop and Muffin watching from atop the chair. Our new laptop has a built in camera, so I've been having fun with that!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

If only my students...

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I won I won I won

I won!!!
Oh I am so doing a happy dance!
check out what i won here
I found them thru tipjunkie and i entered thier giveaway and the drawing date was on 12/11, my bday and I won!!
yeah!! i have seen their artwork on teacher websites and now I will have a few of thier CD's to use myself!
yeah that totally made my day!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Perfect bow

I found this while I was Blurfing. There is no original poster so I was able to put it on my blog. I totally need to try this because being a lefty, I have a hard time following other's directions on how to get the perfect bow tied!!

I think I will look for one of those big salad forks the next time I'm in the thrift shop to make a bigger bow than just a regular fork! I'll let you know how it works for this Southpaw!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Froggy tin for Brooke

Brooke's kindergarten teacher is into 'frogs' so when I saw this tin I thought it would be the perfect Christmas gift for her!! I then used my unfroggetable stamp set to make the tag. I also used my nesties to make the cirles. Very cute and easy to make. I also used some lace I had hanging around and attached jingle bells to make it a bit more Christmassy. I also made the little hat with red and silver stickles to also make it Christmassy.
But I figure once the season is over she can still keep it on her desk all year.
Of course Muffin had to give it the once over to make sure it was perfect!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

too many blog backgrounds to choose from!!

I just love the holiday blog backgrounds that 'cutest blog on the block' has!
so if your a bit anal sorry, !!! I plan to change my background every week this month to get them all in!!

Keller's creation M&T

This is the make and take from Keller's creations. I really like the cute little layout and since I don't really do scrapping this is the perfect little page for me!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Scrap Expo in Tpa

I went to the scrap expo in tampa today. They had close to 30 vendors. My favorite was Keller's Creations at
I just loved thier clean crisp style. I did their make and take which i will post tomm. This pic shows one of thier displays that i thought was extremely cute!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Holidays is Hawaii

Ohana Mama Blog

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Doughboy giveaway!

OH yeah!! I need to win this gift package!!

another walmart giveaway

go here
more chances to win a gift card from Walmart!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Chance to win 100 at Walmart

Wow! go here for your chance to win 100 at walmart!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

What are you thankful for today??

Thanksgiving ShootingHappy Thanksgiving!
I'm not a big turkey eater, plus I am trying to eat a more vegetarian friendly diet, so today should be an interesting food day for me!

this would be the perfect bday gift for me!!

check out this basket of goodies for my favorite teacher...


The winner will be chosen on 12/11 my bday!

wish me luck!!!

Inspiring ideas at hallmark

her stuff is so pretty!
Inspiring Ideas

Blog togs chance to win!!

How cute are these!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Slice by MM reviewed by me

I have resisted buying any kind of electric die cutting system. I went to a few demo's for the cricut and although it was impressive i resisited. I have my sizzix and cuttlebug and they have done well by me for a few years now.

Well about a month ago, my LSS was doing a craft sale and they were demo'ing the Slice by Making Memories. I fell in love with it immediately! and with a little peer pressure from my friends I bought one!!! well i had to wait 3 weeks to get me hands on it. In those 3 weeks I read all the review I could get too. Then I started getting buyers remorse. What had I done??

I finally got it 3 days ago. I finally got a long period of time to play with it today and the verdict is::::::: 2 paws up!!

I was nervous about the potential for wasting paper. Even though I have enough paper to open my own store (LOL) or be considered a fire hazard (LOL) I wondered how that would play out.

It is not a problem at all!! If you use a full sheet of paper, you just position the paper where you want it to be cut. then you can use you sheet for more than one shape too!!

I am really happy with it so far! Hope to post more creations with my Slice soon!!!

Alien sighting!!!

Well almost as strange as an alien sitting is me cooking anything that is made from Scratch!!!

My DH decided we should have a big pot of Chicken and rice soup today and I actually made it from scatch, no Cans, no pouches!!! I am not sure that i have ever made anything by myself from scratch. i hate cooking and am not ashamed to say I would rather order out than cook in.

It's just not my thing! but I would also have to say that i impressed myself with the soup. It actually looks, smells and tastes like my Mom's!!! Trust me you have a better chance of seeing aliens than you do of seeing a post like this from me again!!! LOL

Sunday, November 23, 2008

go green for Christmas!!

Here is a nice 'green' webstore with a chance to win!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Day 7 already!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Day 6

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I'd love to win either!!

up for grabs are 2 adorable bags that i would be very happy to win!!
Check them out at Tip Junkie.

Friday, November 14, 2008

gotta love your local thrift shop!!!!

I took a trip to my local thrift shop and look what I found!!! I love going to the thrift shop, I try to go often, but i hadn't been in awhile. I needed to find some stuff for school and I found this!!
I don't pay too much for purses, so I wouldn't be in the aisle at the store for a Fossil!!! I love big purses and so when I spied this one at the thrift shop it caught my eye. When I looked closer I saw that it was practically new and then I noticed the tag inside. I know Fossil is a pretty expensive brand. I tried to search this type and find a price but perhaps it's an older style. Needless to say it doesn't matter to me! OH and I paid $10 for it! Woo Hoo!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I love vinyl lettering

I would love to win some of the vinyl lettering.
I think it would really help me to get organized!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I wish I knew how to sew! Quilts are so gorgeous!
I hope i win!!

Chance to win some sweet smelling stuff!!

Here is another blog give away
I could really use some of that
room spray for my classroom!!!

Tip Junkie Day 2

Super cute stuff again today up for grabs. I would love to win the little dress for my niece for Christmas!
go check it out!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tip Junkie Day 1

I would love to win the custom Christmas stamp!
Go check it out here!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tip Junkie give aways

The 12 days of Christmas is starting on Tip Junkie . Check it out!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Baby Mia needs your help

Help a cute baby, win a cute quilt!
go here

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Baby Paint can

I made this for my hairdresser's soon to come grand daughter. I had my Hair dressers son when he was in 1st grade and now he's expecting a daughter!!! how time flies!!
I later added her name Keagan after this pic was taken. They are doing the babies room in 'Nemo" so i found the stickers at M's and the paper seemed perfect too!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Butterfly project

Check out this website.

so sad what we humans do to each other.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Rockabella Rocks on!!!!

I joined a swap on SCS to use Rockabella. I haven't done swaps in probably a year or more, so it was nice to push myself to create!! I had to use more than one layer or paper and at least one embelly. I also threw in the tab punch on the side with my Karen foster stamps spelling out star.
I really like the way she turned out! I forgot that the hostess was in Canada, so I had a bit of trouble sending the package to her, but hopefully she gets it OK and I send enough cash for the return postage. You would think the post office would be more Canada friendly but this is the 2nd time I've had to send something to Canada and both times it was a major ordeal!

The same but better!!

I think I have figured out how to make my Blog cute!
so I've started this new one, still on Blogger and hopefully it will continue to work the correct way!
Have a great Labor Day!! I am enjoying my 3 day weekend playing on my Blog!!!