Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Christmas in July!

I worked on last years Christmas photos and my DH's birthday photos. I am not sure in some cases what paper I used. I do know that the Christmas stickers and the traveling mats for the photos I used were K&Company. I used DCWV Flower stickers and tags with flowers from the same brand. I will try to tell you which papers I used as I go, but as we were at Pat Cataan's, they have products that are unlabeled. I apologize.

Creating from the Heart is celebrating her 3rd year on the net, and she is having some big prizes. Go and register here: http://keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com

First things first, I have to show you the neck warmer that I finished. It's my first ever knitting project, and it turned out beautiful! I used the boucle yarn, and it only took about a 1/2 a skein. I also used 2 buttons that I picked up on sale. Here it is below:

I used the Winter Wonderland (I believe) Christmas cart for the Cricut at Pat Cataan's for my titles and some of the icons.

The next couple of pages are from our trip to altoona last year. The paper is DCWV.

I had a lot of fun with the ladies and my mother scrappin at Pat Cataan's, but I was disappointed with the lack of new paper and new embellies. They had the same stale supplies that they have had for the last 3 years. However, on a good note, I was able to get 2 of Tim Holtz antiquing inks with my coupon. They also had Cricut carts on sale for $20 for 3 days, and if you used your coupon from scrappin, they only cost $8!!! I sadly did not have the money after going on a shoppin binge at the beginning of the month. I simply bought what I was running out of, and it very quickly added up to hundreds of dollars! I had sticker or receipt shock when I was done. Needless to say, I won't be buying much through to Decemeber, because I have to pay our house taxes. I am on a strict budget since I have been forced into early retirement. Sometimes I wish I could work part-time just to supplement my crafting habits. LOL! I hope you enjoy my layouts. I will definitely have much more on Saturday nite.

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Court's Crafts DT Call

I am applying for Court's Crafts DT call. Below are the three projects that I selected for review.

Wish me luck!

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,


Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Creative Classroom Course

I am so thrilled with the first week of My Creative Classroom Course "Nifty Gifty" with Jennifer Priest! She has her own blog too for those of you that are interested. Here is a pic of the Apron recipe book that I made so far.

I used too many different types of paper too remember, but I used Mrs Grossman's stickers that I used my baby powder duster on the backs of them to remove the stickiness. Then, I put a pop dot on the back to make it stand out. The front and back panels are attached to each other so that you can stand them up while looking at the smaller panels. The smaller panels are attached to the back panel on the side so that you can flip through them.

I will have to take a pic, but I have also finished knitting a neck warmer. It's my first knitted project! I'm very proud of it, because it actually looks like the picture, and it's very pretty. I'm on the lookout for a new easy knitting project. I went scrapbooking at Pat Cataan's today, and I will be showing you what I did there over the next couple of days. I took my time, and I did a couple of 2 page layouts using the Cricut. When I got home, DH treated me to Pizza Hut! We had a really nice time. We hadn't eaten there in years. By the way, Pat Cataan's has a sale for 3 days on their Cricut carts for $20 on select ones. They have some really nice ones. My mother got one for $8 with her $10 certificate while scrappin today! I spent way too much money alreay this month to justify buying one. (Sob!) I finally was able to get the brown and black distress inks. I know, I know, everyone probably has had them forever. I just had other priorities.

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,


Monday, July 11, 2011

All worn out!

I was going to post with some pics, but I am just worn out! I had jump my husband's motorcycle about 5 or 6 times to get it home! He needs to rebuild the carbs on it apparently. Anyway, after we got home, I had to give Sweet Pea (beagle) a flea bath. He is allergic to fleas. I couldn't let him go. I did that stuff you put on their neck, but it doesn't seem to be working all that much. If you are having luck with your flea meds, let me know what it is. Then, I gave him a medicated bath for the itchies. 1 down, and 2 more to go! I have to figure out how to put the meds on my cat without losing an arm. She goes feral when you try to put that stuff on her. After 3 years, she still won't let DH touch her. It's so funny. He tries to pet her, and she takes off running. LOL! He'll have to be satisfied with his dogs.

I'm knitting neck warmer tonite. I frogged the whole thing about 20 inches into it, and I started over. I had made a mistake, and the bottom was bigger than the rest. I figure that if I'm going to do it, I might as well do it right.

Got to go,

Happy Scrappin & Hooking,


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hot Summer Day

I just got done cutting my husband's hair. He looks so much better, because he was growing his hair for Locks of Love. You have to have at least 10 inches long. He no longer looks like a scary biker dude! LOL! (He does ride) I also cut my cockapoo's hair. She really needed a trim! I'm going to work on my sweater today.

I'll post pics tomorrow of some of the stuff that I'm doing. I keep getting a message error when I try to upload the images.

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Block Party

I recently went to a block party, and we were playing bingo. They had prizes, and it didn't cost anything to play. One lady kept winning, and she let me pick out a prize. I picked a picture frame.

I was so happy! I don't have plans for it yet, but I am going to embellish it. I just finished my fingerless gloves that I crocheted with my hand painted wool yarn.

This is the first time that I made a pair, and I'm quite happy with them! Here is a pic of the tank top that I am crocheting.

I stopped working on it for a couple of days, because I was thrown for a loop with the extended double crochet. I'm still not quite sure of how to do it. I think once I figure it out, I'm going to make a video showing everyone how to do it.

I have a couple of pics of my bibelot box that we worked on for the book club.

I just covered the front, back, and inside with DCWV paper, and I used a marker to color the sides and pencil holder. I also used sticker ribbon on the paper holder inside.

Next time, I'll show you pics of my album that I've been working on for the book club. I might have a couple of scrapbook pages to show you too.

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,


Friday, July 8, 2011

I recently was awarded these by Candace at / so I am going to pass it along to 7 other blogs after I tell you 7 things about myself for the Versatile Blogger award.

1. My favorite color is blue.

2. I love to read.

3. I love dark hair and blue eyes! (DH has these)

4. I have been married for 17 years!

5. I have a soft spot for the underdog.

6. I love Court Tv.

7. I love watching all of the "Housewives" shows.

I am going to pass these awards to:



Have a nice Day!


Hi everyone,

Hope your fourth was as nice as mine. I have not been feeling well, so I have been very busy crocheting. I have several WIPs right now. The first is a gray mouse cat bed, a sweater that I have been crocheting as my stash allows, and fingerless gloves. In addition to all that, I have several WIPs on my knitting needles as well. I will be having pics as I finish a project. I still haven't had the chance to play with my camcorder, so I will be posting videos in the future. I just came across an extended double crochet stitch that I was not aware of until this tank top pattern in Crochet magazine. I think my first video will how to do an extended double crochet and what it is.

I haven't done much scrapbooking lately, but I am working on organizing and cleaning my craft room. It will be a while for the new craft room to be finished, so I am moving back into my old room. I previously had this brain storm to move all of my scrapbooking stuff into the dining room. Needless to say, you see all this stuff as soon as you hit the door! I am also fining it harder to find my items. I'm hoping that with this move, I can set up my Cricut in a convenient place so that I will use it a lot more. They have a stamping convention in Monroeville, PA this weekend for those of you who are interested. I will not be going as I recently replenished my scrapbooking and crocheting stashes. :) Next weekend, I'll go to Pat Cataan's to scrapbook, and the following weekend, I'll go to the ScrapbookStudio.com to the book club and the chocolate scrap. There will be chocolate smoothies and Dove chocolates, plus we will be making a recipe album with all of the chocolate recipes from that day inside. All of that for $25 for the scrap and $8 for the book club. I have been working on my album for the book club, and I have decided not to do it just like our teacher's album. It really does remind one of the scrapbook mysteries by Laura Childs. We have been learning how to make different book markers, tags, and we painted our pizza boxes that hold all of our book club supplies. Everything is really cute! Maybe I'll take pics to show you. How many of you read Julia Childs' scrapbooking mysteries? I just downloaded the next book, and I read it in 2 days! I'm waiting for the next one in the mail since they don't have it ebook format yet. I can't wait for the new one to come out in October! I know that I'm behind the times, but I just started reading "The Vampire Diaries". I downloaded the fourth book, but I'm waiting to read that one after the third book in the series arrives in the mail. I'm also a big "Twilight" fan. Maybe I'll do something with a Vampire theme to it as well.

Happy Hooking & Scrappin,