Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Christmas Present - A Daughter-in Law

Hello all of my blogger friends!!!   Well, this has been a busy week with Christmas and a wedding.  My son came home for Christmas and got married yesterday.  They were supposed to be married last summer but he couldn't get leave.  He got leave for Christmas and doesn't know when he will be home again.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

TP Mini Swap I Received on MAS

This is a TP mini I received from my partner, Rebecca, on Mini Album Scraps.  The theme was to do either fall, Thanksgiving or Christmas.  She did a Fall one for me...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Few Videos

Hello Everyone....

I am so behind on posting videos...  I know that I have about 4 videos that I recorded and haven't uploaded.  I am going to try to get them all done...  Here is the first one...   I made this mini for my mom for her birthday....

This next one is a haul from and a small local scrapbook store that was going out of business.

OK,  That is is for now.  I will have a couple more this week.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

~~~ Design Chalenge ~~~

Hello everyone!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I did some black friday shopping.  I was one of the crazys out at 4am on Friday  LOL...  My boyfriend bought me a 10.1" Polaroid Android Tablet.  I am not allowed to have til Christmas..  I feel like a kid.  I want it NOW!!!  LOL...   But, what I do need is a case / stand for it.  This is where my challenge to you comes in....   I will give the winner of whose design I choose to use a grab bag of misc items like buttons, die cuts, flowers, pearls, lace and whatever else I find to include.

Challenge Details: 
  • Case made of chipboard or some kind of sturdy scrappy materials.  I am not good at sewing, so I preferr not to sew.
  • The case can tie shut or some other method, must be able to convert to an easel or some kind of stand.
  • Must fit a 10.1" Android Tablet..  Polaroid Tablet
  • Deadline:  Christmas Eve
  • Leave a comment with a link to your idea and tutorial
I look forward to seeing what you come up with.  I know this will be a challenge but I also know there are many many many talented scrappers out there.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cowboy Boot SVG

Good morning...

Just putting out a share.  I am working on a mini album for my mom for her birthday.  She and my dad went out west (we are in Pennsylvania) for 2 weeks on a long road trip, seeing the sites.  I am making this album for her to put her pictures of her trip in.  I used some Cricut cuts and created this SVG to share...

Click Here To Download

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Got My Glue Glider Pro

I finally got my GlueGlider Pro Plus yesterday.  They sent with it one of each of the different mulit directional adhesives.  I played with it a little.  The jury is still on on how much I like it.  It seemed to work fine for me...  but I will still think twice before ordering from OhMyCrafts again.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

OhMyCrafts Woes and Glue Glider Pro Plus

Hello everyone...

 I don't normally do any ranting on my blog.  In fact, I believe this is the first.  I am a little disappointed in ..  I placed an order on Sept 22 and the status is STILL "processing".  It started with an email from them with a promo code to get 30% any order under $30.  On top of that, thanks to Lisa, owner of, I wanted a Glue Glider Pro Plus.  OhMyCrafts had it on sale.  So I jumped on this for the sale plus the 30% off my order.  Have any of you had issues with getting orders in a timely manner from OhMyCrafts?  I don't think I will ever order from them again!!!

To make matters worse, I could have gotten it for the same money, including shipping, on Amazon and would have had my tool a long time ago.

I sent an email to the customer service and the reply was not satisfactory.  They said that orders are being delayed because of the huge response to their sale. They expect to be back on normal shipping schedule in a couple of weeks!!!   That is not good enough for me.  I think they need to have the man power to back up their sales.  NEVER, NEVER, NEVER again.  Just be for warned my faithful followers.

By the way....  anyone else here use the Glue Glider Pro Plus??  If so, please leave a comment and let me know what you think of it, if you like it and how it compairs to the ATG guns.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Blog Site

Hello Everyone...

I just wanted to make a quick post here..  I started another blog about home staging and decorating.  Check it out.  I don't have it completed yet, still working on it..  I need to create a eye-catching banner yet.  It is a work in progress.  Click Here to go to my Home Staging Blog

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Twilight Themed Mini Album Keychain

Good evening everyone...  I am up a tad late..  it is after 10pm and during the week this is late since I have to go to work in the morning.  Anyhow, I created a cute little mini.  I made a pattern out of a gum box and created a keychain.  I first got the idea off of Laura at FollowingThePaperTrail.

Also, I have opened a Zibbet shop.  I joined Zibbet back in June but just started listing.

My Zibbet Shop:

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Non Scrappy Video0

Good evening my scrappy buddies...  I do have a video to share,  but it aint a scrappy one...  This one is of my step son playing on an excavator

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Spring Themed Coin Envelope Mini

Good Morning my faithful followers!!

Wow..  posting again...  getting on a roll here...  I have a new video for you.  I made this coin envelope mini album for my swap partner, Hilda, on ..  The theme was "In My Garden". I made it a bit chunky, more than I wanted to.  I have trouble making "flat" minis.   I used Lisa's tutorial for a couple of the home made coin envelopes that have the flip up flap and extra pockets.  My covers are chipboard and I used Laura Denison's Stack the Deck binding.  Hope you enjoy it and thanks for watching.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Video.. TP mini

Good morning..  this is a short post.  I just wanted to share a video of a TP mini I received from my swap partner on  We had to do a vintage style mini using Graphic45 paper line.

You have to excuse the video quality because I am with out internet access at home because my other half was playing with a back hoe and he lifted the shovel up too high and it ripped down our phone line...  We have DSL and no phone = no internet.  I had to video it and upload via my cell phone.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

New TP Mini Album

Hi everyone...

How are you all doing?  I have been busy as usual. I just don't have the time to post as often as I like.  I keep saying that I am going to change that...  not going to say that this time..  I post when I can..  if I get a chance to post something I will.

Today I bring you a mini I made out of toilet paper rolls for a swap on  We were supposed to make a TP mini using Graphic 45 paper with a vintage theme for our partner.  My partner was Tina.  I didn't have any G45 paper and the hostess said that I could still participate.

Tina mentioned that she hoped to one day make a TP mini for Halloween.  I took that idea and ran with it and made her as Halloween TP mini.  It was fun.  Many of the images I got from the Graphics Fairy. I used many Halloween svg files that I cut using the MTC software and my cricut.  The paper collection was from DCWV last year that I never even opened til now.

Hope you enjoy the video.  I hope to make one soon of the one I received from Tina. She doesn't make videos and asked that I would do one.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mountain Range SVG

Good evening....
I was playing around tonight and created this cool svg file.  It is a mountain range.  Hope you enjoy it.

click here to download

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Swirly Heart Frame - New SVG File

Hi everyone.  It has been a while since I have posted anything.  You know how that is...  get caught up in every day life.  Anyhow..  I needed a nice heart frame for a project.  So, I made this svg file.

Click Here To Download

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Vacation and Small Hobby Lobby Haul

Hi everyone!!  Hope you are doing well.

I am across the country visiting my brother this week in Loveland Colorado.  Oh I love it out here.  The mountains are gorgeous.  I can wait to scrap this trip.  I did get a nice sun burn, even though there was snow on the ground in the mountains. In town was about 30 - 40 degrees warmer than where we went touring Monday. While it was hot in town, we traveled up over 12,000 feet and it was cold with some snow.  My kids got to have a snow ball battle in shorts  lol.  But I also got to go shopping at a Hobby Lobby which I do not have one near by me at home.  Below are a few pictures and a video

                                             Here are the kids in the snow, were battling it out   

  An elk that thoight the trees looked more appetizing.
Nice view of the mountain range

Ok now for my video....  thanks for watching

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Swirly Frame SVG Files

Hello Bloggers!!!

I know, I know...  I don't post as much as I should.  Life just gets the best of me sometimes. Been busy with work, real estate business, home life, swaps...  plus getting ready to fly out to my brother's in Loveland, Colorad on Saturday..  Me, Brian (my other half)  and his 2 boys are all going for a week.  I am so excited. 

 But I have made a couple svg files for you tonight.  Here are the links.  Frame 1  and   Frame 2

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Discovered The World of Zentangles

Good morning everyone...

I had to share this with you.  I discovered this awesome art form a couple days ago. I think it would make great background papers, note cards, ATC cards, photo mats, or anything else you can think of..  It is called Zentangle® .  Ok, now what is this Zentangle® thing you ask?  It is where you just doddle some lines and fill in the spaces with patterns (in the Zentangle® world they are called "Tangles")  I accidentally found this when I was browsing policy envelope mini's in google images. 

Zentangle® is a registered trademark. The official web site is .  Check it out.  I am not much of an artist per say but I was able to do this and if I can anyone can. 

Here is my first attempt.  I may use it on a note card of some sort, not sure yet. I have already matted it with black card stock.

This is so much fun and relaxing.  I had a slow day at work yesterday and sat and "tangled".  I think of it as an organized doodle.  Leave a comment and let me know if you have ever heard of Zentangle®

Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Video.. Onsie Mini Album

Hi everyone

It has been a while since my last post.  I just uploaded a video..  it is a quickie..  a girl at work is having a baby boy at the beginning of May and we had a baby shower for her at work yesterday.  I got the idea for this album from Lisa on Mini Album Scraps.  She gave me a die cut of a onsie that was created using a Acucut die.  I just traced it on chipboard and hand cut the pages.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Theme Mini Junk Journal

Hello blogland...  this is just a quickie here.  I put up a video a couple days ago of the mini I made for Carolyn, my swap partner on YPP for the Smash it Junk it throw it on the floor swap.  It is a Valentine's Junk Mini Album.  Carolyn doesn't do videos, so I made the video before I sent it to her.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Mini I made for Carolyn

Here is a video of the junk mini for Carolyn, who was my partner in the Valentine's Day swap on YPP.  She doesn't do videos, so I went ahead and did one before I shipped it.  She now has it and I can safely put up the video.  I didn't want her to see it too early.

Thanks for watching!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

My 5 Shop Haul!!

Good evening blog land.  I just finished a haul video tonight.  I started it a couple weeks ago and shot my last bit of footage this morning.

1. Goodwill thrift Store
2. JoAnn's
4. Wild Orchid Crafts
5. Elizabeth's shop from mini album scraps.  Click Here To Visit Her Store

Sunday, February 12, 2012

More SVG Files

I am back again this afternoon with a couple more svg files.  I am working on a junk mini for a swap partner and keeping my Cricket Expression busy.  I re-created a couple tab punches into SVG files.

Click Here To Download the First Tab
Click Here to Download the Second Tab

Two Rolled Flower SVG Files

Good Morning Bloggers...  I thought I would share a couple SVG files today.  It is snowy outside and a whole 14 degrees F..  great day to curl up with some SVG files and hot cocoa. I was playing with Cricut Craft Room and the Flower Shoppe Cart and created these 2 SVG files.

Click Here To Download the Rolled Rose

Click Here To Download the Rolled Sunflower

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Got My Swap From Carolyn

Hello Blogland!  I got a yummy junk mini from my swap partner Carolyn on Your Paper Pantry Ning Site yesterday.  I love it.  Below is a video of my box of goodies!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Free SVG - Scallop Envelope

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Good morning...  hope everyone is having a good weekend.  ...   I've been having fun playing with the Cricut Craftroom, Paintshop Pro and MTC.  I figured some other things out...  I figured how I can get Imagine images with out the carts.. and no Imagine machine...  Not sure if I should be revealing this or not..   But I can still print projects from Imagine carts but have to fussy cut them out myself.  That is more than I knew even a month ago.  I am pretty computer savvy and did go to school for graphic design. --  putting the pattern printing aside..  I did snag one of the bonus images on one of the carts in the CCR and created a svg file for you today...

Click Here To Download

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Another SVG - A Pretty Doily with Background Layer

Wow Ladies and Gents....  my second post of the day...  can you believe it?  I am actually posting more than once in a day, let alone a week....  I guess I have some time today and I am making some files.  I need them for a project I am working on...  Hopefully I will have my project done this week and do a video.  Any how, here is another SVG file...

Click Here To Download

Chinese Symbol "Love" SVG File

Good Morning!

Love is in he air, Valentine's Day is around the corner and I thought I would be different and do a Chinese Symbol for Love today...  so many people do hearts and cupids, and I wanted to do something slightly different.

Click Here To Download

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tim Holtz Bird Cage Like Die SVG File

Good afternoon my blog buddies...

We have beautiful weather today in Pittsburgh Pa..  high of 63 and sunny...  totally unlike January weather.  Normally we are knee deep in snow.  I got luck today and got the day off.  I took a vacation day.  I got to go on tour with my realty office to view new listings and had a great luncheon with my office.  Then I came home a little while ago, started some laundry and now I am playing.  Dinner is in my crock pot...  fix it and forget it deal  LOL.  I hope to get some crafting done today.  I am working on a junk mini album for a swap on YPP ning group. 

Loretta from Your Paper Pantry ning group sent me some die cuts a couple months ago.  I don't have the Tim Holtz birdcage die and she sent some to me..  well...  I got smart.  I scanned the the birdcage, bird and wing.  Imported into my PSP and touched it up.  The birdcage didn't turn out as well as I hoped but when I imported into MTC I fixed it a little.  It is very close to the Tim Holtz version.  So, I am offering it to you today.  Have a good day everyone!

Click Here To Download

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sympathy Cards

Good Afternoon Blogland....  Just making a quick post today.  A week ago, two brothers who works with my BF Brian, they lost their mother.  So, I made each one a card.  Neither one likes much frilly so I kept the cards simple.

The first card I used my ink markers and colored a stamp image and then heat embossed.  Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.

The second card I used my small swiss dot border folder for the top and bottom.  I stamped a butterfly and colored it with color pencils.  Did a swirly design with baby blue liquid pearls and tied on a ribbon.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Santa Secret Swap From YPP

Hello everyone...   I didn't go into the real estate office for my floor time today..  double wami I guess you can say...  First, roads are not very good right now.  We got a nasty ice and snow storm early this morning.  There is probably 2 or 3 inches of ice under an inch of snow.  So, I stayed inside today, not that anyone would want to go see houses in this weather anyway.

The second thing is that I have a touch of something.  I started with a horrible cough on Thursday that continued into yesterday.  Thru the day I started feeling worse and worse.  I ran a fever all night.  The fever seem to have broken but I am sluggish.  I did still manage to clean up the house and getting some laundry done.  I want to do some crafting but just don't have the energy.

Anyhow....  while sitting here, wrapped up in my afghan my grandmother made me years ago,  I remembered about another orphan video that I shot last month and never got a round to uploading it...  I uploaded it today.
Hope you like it...  it is not the best...  still trying to master the taping thing.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Coffee Sleeve Mini Album Swap

Good morning blog country...  I just uploaded a new video to YouTube.  It is an old one from this past fall but just now got around to uploading it.  I had to edit it and I didn't like the software that came with my camcorder and for some reason I couldn't load it into my professional editing software.  But, I just got a new scanner for my birthday Thursday from my boyfriend and there was software that let me convert the video into a format that I could edit in my software.  I have another video that I will do in the next couple days.

Anyhow, this video is of a swap on Mini Album Scraps Ning Group.  This is the mini I received from my partner.  It was a coffee sleeve swap and the theme was steam punk. Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Another MS Pine Branch SVG

Good evening everyone.  I was playing around and browsing images again tonight.  I found a jpg file that resembled the MS pine branch punch.  Played around and came up with another SVG file that is even more like the Martha Stewart punch.

Click Here To Download

Friday, January 6, 2012

Ice Skates SVG File

Good morning.  As promised, I am posting my ice skates svg file that I created for my card in the post from yesterday.

Click Here To Download

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card

Good morning and Happy New Year everyone.  Hope everyone had a happy and save new year.  I am showcasing a card I made.  I just finished it up this morning.  In fact, I have to apologize for the pic.  I was running late and had to take the pic with my phone because I didn't have time to take it with my camera and email it to myself ...  almost didn't make it to work on time.  I logged in at work with 2 minutes to spare.. whewww. 

I am entering this into a few challenges...

I cut the iceskates from an SVG file that I made ( I will upload that probably tomorrow).  The skates are similar to the ones on the Winterwoodland Cricut Cart.  I used brand new Martha Stewart Glitter Glue I just received (covers the use something new for one of the challenges). I used the glitter glue for the bows on the skates and the blades. It was a pack of like 24 colors.. love love love it.  It doesn't clog like my stickles does.

 For another challenge I used a few things from my stash.  The background paper is old paper scrap from a DCWV paper stack that is about 2 yrs old.  The square mat and the scallop circle was cut from scraps also.

Entering this card in the following challenges:  (will be updating this as I enter the challenges.)

Gingerloft 30 - Christmas and Winter
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Ribbon and Sparkle
If The Shoe Fits Scrap It - Use Your Stash
Pile It On 2012 - Anything Goes
Lets Craft and Create - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter Saturday - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Exploring Cricut - Winterwoodland