Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Blog Hop

Welcome to my Blog and the Memorial Day Blog Hop. This hop is about showing Patriotism and Gratitude to those serving in the Armed Forces. As an Army Wife, this is something I am extremely passionate about.  I know exactly what the men and women in our Armed Forces have to leave behind to protect us all.  My husband will be shipping out in less than a month!!  I have made a couple of cards to thank the men and women who are serving our country, allowing us all to have our FREEDOM.  May God Bless them and keep them safe!

If you have come from Sandy's blog then you are in the right place.

If you are just visiting my blog and would like to hop along with us on the Memorial Day Blog Hop, please start at the beginning with Sylvia's blog.  This hop is full of talented ladies and giveaways too!!

I will be donating these cards to Bazzill Basics Paper who has agreed to help a little boy named Stephen in Arizona, who would like to send 180,000 cards to the troops by July 1st.

Thank you for hopping with us today!
Your next stop is with Patty 

Here is a list of the wonderful ladies involved with this hop: 

If you would like to help Stephen reach his goal by sending some homemade cards please go to  for more info

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons: 500 follower giveaway

Pretty paper, pretty ribbons is having a 500 follower giveaway!  Lisa is giving away a fantastic cricut cartridge to one lucky winner once she reaches 500 followers.  She is only 29 followers away!  Head over there now and become a follower and help Lisa reach her goal of 500 followers!!! 

Just click the link below to get the details of this giveaway!

Good Luck to all who enter for this giveaway!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Disney Blog Hop!

If you like Disney as much as I do I suggest that you head over to Sylvia's blog.  The ladies that she has on this blog hop have some fantastic projects!  Sylvia herself has a fantastic give away for this blog hop as well!

Head on over to Sylvia's blog HERE

Check out her first ever blog hop that she has hosted!  It truly is wonderful :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011


As an army wife, I am extremely proud of all of our military branches! With the news that we received earlier this week, I am even more proud of them!  Our military does not falter when it comes to standing up for their fellow Americans.  They pick up and pack up their gear on a moments notice in order to complete a mission that they have been called to do.  Our military men and women are willing to leave their parents, spouses, children and friends all for the sake of protecting fellow Americans that they have never even met.

I know first hand what the families and friends of service members go through during deployments. Many military wives have been pregnant and gone into labor without their husbands stateside to support them and help them.  These men sometimes do not have the opportunity to hold or kiss their newborns for months on end.  Military women have to leave behind their young children and miss out on many milestones of their children's life.  Being a friend or family member of military personnel can be very trying as well.

I can not even begin to thank our troops enough for the sacrifices that they make in order to protect us!  Any how, here is a card that I crafted for our service men and women.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

28 Candles Blog hop

I first want to appologize to Kimi for this being late.  I had set it up, or so I thought to post at 8am this morning.  I am not sure what went wrong,  but at last here is my project!  :)  Hope you have a fantastic birthday hop!
I am so excited to be involved in my first blog hop:)  We have a fantastic line up full of  28 wonderful crafty ladies, plus a pinch to grow an inch!  For this blog hop we were asked to create anything birthday related, so the sky was the limit.  If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning with Lovebug Creations click HERE.  If you arrived here from Michelle  then you are right on track:)

For my project I have decided to do a 2 page birthday layout.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and all of our creations.  Your next stop on the blog hop is with Sarah

The entire hop line up.....

Kimi & Pamela ~
Missy ~
Tanya ~
Michelle ~
Laura ~ <----- You are here
Sarah ~
Candace ~
Sarah W. ~
Kim ~
Liz ~
Zeni ~
Erin ~
Anne ~
Gaby ~
Karen ~
Paula ~
Martha ~
Dianne ~
Kimmarie ~
Sonia ~
Lisa ~
Jennifer ~
Nicole ~
Amy ~
Stacey ~
Becky ~
Alina ~
Haidee ~

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I know it has been awhile since I have posted any new projects.  It seems that my creative mojo has been missing.  I hope to get back to scrapping soon :)  I am in a blog hop that is coming up here really soon.  I have my project done and I am getting anxious to share what I have made.  Please stop back to help me celebrate my good friend Kimi's 28th birthday!!!!!!

Hope that everyone can find time to hop along with us for this wonderful birthday celebration!  The hop will start at

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patrick's Day :)

With St. Patrick's day right around the corner, I saw it fitting to make a wreath to celebrate the holiday.  I was hopping around on the Shimmering Shamrocks Blog Hop yesterday and saw 2 very different, but equally cute wreaths.  These 2 wreaths inspired me to create my own spin on St. Patty's wall decor :) 

I started with a basic 14" wreath base

The straw was getting everywhere. So I decided to wrap it with green fabric.  I used a hot glue gun to adhere it to the wreath.

I picked up some green flower embellishments a while back, not sure what to use them on at the time.
Well they came very useful with this project :)  Here is a close up of the flowers I used.  They are from Prima Marketing Inc., came in a glass jar.  Iced Got Flowers?

 I used basic needles to attach the flowers to the wreath. And then I added some ribbon to finish it off :)

I am thinking about adding some more flowers to it, what do you all think?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Save the date!!!!!

Save the date for the 28 Candles Blog Hop!  Hosted by Lovebug Creations.  This blog hop is to celebrate Kimi's 28th birthday :)  We have a group of wonderfully talented ladies, who have all created beautiful birthday themed projects to share with you!  Come celebrate Kimi's 28th birthday with us April 16th-18th starting at 9am EST.   Hope to see you all there:)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pastor's Birthday Card.

Our church is did a card shower for our pastor's birthday this past Sunday.  I thought I would share the card that I made for him :) 

Outside of card

Inside of card

I hope that he enjoys it.  Have a good day everyone!

Friday, March 11, 2011


I did this first layout a month ago.  After taking a gander at my blog, I feel like I needed to post another project.  I am away from home for the weekend and didn't bring my crafting supplies, so I was going thru my pictures on my computer and found that I never posted this one.

Matt and I were married on September 23rd, 2006.  This is the first layout that is in my scrapbook.

As I am new to this scrapbooking and blogging thing, I have decided to start our scrapbook with our wedding.  I have a lot to catch up on for sure!  I will be a very busy girl trying to catch up to 2011!!!

Hope you all enjoy my first page that I did :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cutting Spree!!!!

My cricut sure is getting the workout today:)  I'm not working on any specific project today, but I am on a cutting and piecing spree!  I am borrowing the "Paper Doll Dress Up" cart from a friend of mine.  So the plan is to cut out a ton of people in various colors, with the blackouts.   So far I have done an auto fill for 'white', tan, and dark brown.  15  3" people will fit on my 12x12 page.  So to do the math, I have cut out 45 black outs, 15 white, 15 tan, and 15 dark brown people!

Not only am I cutting all of these people out, I have also cut out hair, outfits, beards, shoes, and hats!  LOL  I do believe that my husband thinks I have lost my mind!  I just told him that I wanna cut out a bunch, since I never know when I may want to apply people to a layout or other project.

I have been wanting to purchase this specific cart for awhile now, but I never seem to have the extra cash around to get it.  So needless to say, I am prepared for what ever project that I may want to do involving people.  Even without having the cartridge at my full disposal!  Thank you Heather for kindly letting me borrow your carts :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My first blog award!!! :)

WOW!!!!  I never saw this coming :)  Many thank you's go out to Anniebee at  for selecting  me to recieve this fantastic award!  As a brand new blogger, I never woud have expected to recieve such a wonderful award.

My rules for recieveing this award are simple.  I must first share 8 facts about myself and then pass this award onto 8 more deserving bloggers.  So here goes nothing........

1.  I have just recently gotten involved with scrapbooking and loving every minute of it.
2.  I am a Army National Guard wife, getting ready to face deployment #2.
3.  I have 2 step children (Cole and Caitlyn).  No children of my own.
4.  Am the proud owner of 3 dogs and 3 cats
5.  Grew up the daughter of a Fire Chief in northwest Ohio.
6.  Have 62 acres of land in Lawrence County Kentucky.
7.  I enjoy nature walks, camping, hiking, and anything else that deals with the great outdoors
8.  I also enjoy decorating my house and building.

And now, after long deliberation from me, here are the 8 blogs that I have chosen to recieve this award.
1.  Dianne ~
2.  Zeni ~
3.  Stacey ~
4.  Holly ~
5.  Jill ~
6.  Martha ~
7.  Gina ~
8.  Patti ~

Congrats ladies, and I hope that everyone enjoys your blogs as much as I do! :)   Remember when you post this award on your blog to give 8 facts about yourselves, and choose 8 deserving bloggers to pass this award onto.  Much love and happy scrapping

Monday, March 7, 2011


I am posting my last layout again :)  As requested, I have added the pictures.  The empty green rectangle is meant for journaling, I just haven't figured out exactly what I want to write yet :)  

I have also played around with the little camp fire die cut as was suggested, and I love how it changed the look of it :)  I don't have any red and yellow glitter glue right now, but I will add that at a later date also to make it look more "sparkly"

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Today I worked on the layout for my honeymoon.  My hubby and I were married in September of 2006.  I know I'm quite behind on this, but just recently started scrapbooking.  I thought on this for days, but finally decided to start our scrapbook with our wedding and trying to catch up from there! 

For our honeymoon we went camping and hiking on my families property in Kentucky.  This land has been in the family for over 100 years.  We absolutely love it down there as it is extremely peaceful and nothing around for miles.  While searching thru my papers I found some full of pine trees, which I thought would be perfect to tie into the camping/wilderness theme of the honeymoon.. 

Cricut cartridges used were.....
*Frog on the leaf, black title background = Playtime
*Lettering = Cricut Classic Font
I got the little campfire die cut from Scrap-E-Do, Inc.

Let me know what you think, I love comments :) 

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Today I am trying to organize all of my scrapbooking things.  Between my fabric that I use to occasionally make quilts or purses, and now all of my paper, cricut, scissors, stickers, etc.  I am quickly running out of room!

Does anyone have a good idea about storing their papers?  How to separate them so I can find what I am looking for quicker?

If I had an extra room in the house I would not be having an issue with organizing.  As of right now all I have is a book shelf type storage area which needs to house my fabric, thread, and scrapbooking gadgets. 

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  lol

Friday, February 25, 2011

Aidan's Card

Here is the card I made for Aidan :)  This is the first card I have ever made.  I hope he likes it!
The inside simply says "Get Well"  and the same train facing the other way, as well as much smaller.

Cards for Aidan

A little 2 year old boy, Aidan, has been diagnosed with T-cell Leukemia.  I have seen posts on other blogs asking for us to HAND MAKE cards for this little boy.  Let's band together and make a ton of cards to cheer this little boy up!

I'm working on mine tonight :)  Will post pictures when I finish it.

Cards can be mailed to.......

c/o Tonya Stilwell
P.O. Box 143
Cecilia, KY 42724

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New to scrapbooking

Hello everyone,

I am a new scrapbooker and new to this whole blog thing.  I really don't have a clue what I am doing with all of this stuff.  But anywho, here I am, giving it all a try!

I just recently bought a Cricut Expression and am slowly learning how to use it.  I am struggling with how much pressure to cut my paper with, and how big or small I should cut my image for the page I am working on.  Even with these two struggles, I am enjoying my new Cricut very much :)

I have been checking out some other blogs to help me get ideas for my new found hobby, and let me tell you, there are some WONDERFUL projects out there!

I hope that I can get the hang of all of this blogging stuff, and don't bore you all to death!