Thursday, May 27, 2010

This is why I've been MIA

Sorry I haven't posted in so long. I've been busy with my Garage Sale. I was up at 2a.m. making Garage Sale signs. It was pretty quick too. I used my Gypsy and typed in what I wanted on my sign. Removed the blade from my cricut and replaced it with a marker. After that was done I took a wide marker and colored it in. They look much nicer than the signs you can buy. I have another day tomorrow of my Sale and then were going up north for a couple of days to enjoy the Memorial Weekend. Shari

Friday, May 21, 2010


Yesterday was my Birthday and look what I got! I'm so excited, I can't wait to fill it. Shari

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My take on My Pink Stampers card

While blog hopping this afternoon, I saw a cute card that MY PINK STAMPER had made for a graduation. You can check out her video and card here:
I really liked it and wanted to try it. First I didn't have any silver paper, so I got creative and used TIN FOIL, I embossed it with the Houndstooth folder I found at Big Lots for $2.oo. Pink Stamper used Locker Talk for her Graduation Cap. I don't have that cart so I found this one on A Child's Year and cut it at 3" using the icon button.
The ladies at my local scrap booking store showed me how they have been using Shrink Plastic Film, rubber stamps, stazOn ink and a heat gun to make little charms. I've been having so much fun making these, and I wanted to somehow incorporate one into this card. I don't have alot of rubber stamps and of course didn't have a Congratulations sentiment.( I definately need to shop for more rubber stamps.) So I settled for the Celebrate rubber stamp inside of a dollar stamp from Michael's. Of course it didn't show up on the black or silver so I used a little tag and attached it with twine. I really like how it turned out. Here is a picture of some of the other charms I've done. Click on the picture for a larger view. Sorry about the glare, it was hard to photograph the tin foil. Let me know what you think. I love, love, love your comments. Thanks Pink Stamper for the idea. Shari

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wow, Another Award!!

I can't believe I got another award!!! Another fellow blogger Shannon, who has another awesome blog it out when you get a chance. She just awarded me with the Beautiful Blogger Award, Thanks Shannon.
Now I have to tell 10 things about myself:
1)I'm going to be 51 in two days.
2)I have a step-son who is 27 and a daughter who will be 17 next month.
3)I've been married 18 years to my husband Dennis.
4)I love crafts!
5)I love my cricut!
6)I'd rather scrap than work!
7)I'm a collector of anything scrapbook related!
8)I like to do stained glass, although it's been a long time since I've messed with it.
9)I like to do wood working
10) I do pyrography (wood burning)
But since I got into scrap booking the last three hobbies have taken the back burner.
Now I'm supposed to pass this award on, I'm going to let anyone who feels they deserve it grab it!

Humphrey Bogurt Blog Award

Look what my fellow blogger Fern has given me! Fern's blog is:
If you've never been to Fern's blog before, you have to check it out. She does some beautiful layouts! Thanks so much Fern.
Now I have to say where I'd like to be in 10 years.
1) I'd like to be retired.
2) Possibly a Grandma.
3) My step son lives next door to us, and I'm hoping my daughter will be out of college and residing in our town. (my biggest worry is she will move out of state and I couldn't handle it. HA) I've always dreamed of having my kids close!
4) I'd like to be a much better crafter than I am now!
5) And finally I'd like to still be happily married.
Now I have to pass this on to 10 other bloggers. That's the hard part, I know so many that deserve awards. So I'm going to bend the rules and pass this on to anyone who wants it. Sorry Fern!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I worked on this layout for hours this evening. Here it is 3 a.m. and I finally finished it. I think it was worth all the time I put into it, I'm quite pleased with the end results.
This picture was taken almost 17 years ago on the day my daughter was born. I don't know if it's because she's growing up so fast or what, but lately I want to scrap older pictures. My baby is soon to be a senior in high school, YIKES!
The print paper I used is K & Co and the solid is the mariposa card stock stack. My wonderful friend found me a scrabble game at a second hand store so I used some of the tiles in this layout. The flowers I made out of silk, with the heat gun and put a pearl in the center. (I'm having so much fun making these flowers) I tied some jute in places to add a little something, a bit of lace, inked the edges and called it a night.
Click on the pictures to make them larger. Let me know what you think!! Shari

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Here are a few projects that I made for my niece's 7th birthday. Her dad and her have been raising bees for the honey. They just started a few months ago and she is so into this. I won the Sentimentals cartridge from lil green bug recently and saw the bee and knew what I'd work on first. I bought a metal sign from the dollar store and painted it. I used vinyl and Sentimentals and Don Juan cart. I also bought a water bottle from the dollar store and personalized that for her. Of course I had to make a card to match! I love this cart! This is the first time I tried to layer vinyl and it's not perfect, it's harder to do than I thought it would be. Let me know what you think. You know I love your comments. Shari

Monday, May 3, 2010

Here's what I did tonight.

I made another plate tonight for a couple that lives on the water. I used Storybook and Life's a Beach cricut cartridge. Blue vinyl and a plate I bought at Walmart.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Here is a card I made to use in a challenge that lilgreenbug is doing on her blog. She has a video on how to make satin dried lolipop roses. I've been wanting to try it, but didn't have any satin. Today I decided I'd make do with what I had. I used a old satin scarf that I had because it was the only thing I could find with that material. I used all scraps on this card and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It's bright and cheery! The roses are really easy to do with your heat gun, and I will definately get the right materials and do some more. Thanks lil green bug for the tutorial.">