Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Queen of Color

I love last minute cards. This card was made for my hubby's boss for her birthday. She's such a beautiful and gracious lady and treats my hubby with so much respect. I felt that she deserved something nice. :)

I found this picture frame at a local second hand store for $2. After a few months of trying to figure out what to do with it, I decided to think outside the box and make something with depth. Who knew it would turn out like this. :)

One of my coworkers was going to throw out a box of display tiles since we were no longer using them.She stopped by my desk to see if maybe I could use them. I glad she did!!! I decided that I wanted to make something cute for my daughter's room so I made these name tiles for her. One man's trash is another man's treasure!

I love to mix colors. I figure if it's good for a rainbow, it's good for my crafts!

These are just a few things I've made over the last month. As I continue to create, I will post pictures. If you are interested in having me make something like what you see here, let me know. I would love to make something for you!

Hope you have a great day!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mission: Create!

Each and everyday, I wake up and wonder what I will create that day. Will it be a smile on a sad heart? Will it be hope in a downtrodden soul? How about a song that just can't leave your head many hours after it is even mentioned? (Oh...I love doing that to!)

I really enjoy creation. Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth. He planted the seeds we need to help our imaginations and talents grow. What we do with those seeds are up to us. If we don't cultivate them and help them grow bigger each day, they will dry up and blow away. are wondering why I'm rambling...hee hee...

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My story starts 12 years ago when I married my eternal sweetheart. I received a gift card for some scrapbooking supplies so I could scrap my new life with my husband and my daughter. I started right away and since funds were few and far between, I really had to be creative and make up my own designs to put in my books. Over a 2 year period, I was caught up with all of my daughter's pictures and was just getting ready to start scrapbooking the pictures of my youngest who was a newborn. I was soo excited that things were coming together so quickly! Nobody really told me that there was anything outside the world of scrapbooking until I met my friend, Michelle. She sells crafting products for a local stamping company and showed me that there really is more to crafting than scrapbooking.

I started making cards in 2002. I started out small and found that with just a few things that I had around the house, I really could create some nice cards. After some time, I feel I really developed a talent in cardmaking that was like none I had seen before. Of course, I'm my own worst critic so I have some great family and friends who "say" they are giving me honest and unbiased opinions which has really helped me a lot! I have really enjoyed making cards and love learning new ways to make my homemade cards AMAZING!

Two years ago, a few of my dearest friends and I decided we would have GNO's once a month and craft, visit, whatever we wanted to do. It's really been a lot of fun! While doing this, I heard about Crop Chocolate. You're thinking, Crop Chocolate??? What's that???

I love Crop Chocolate! It's an online crafting website that sells products to those of us (like me) who likes buying sweet products at sweet deals. The people who run this company are SWEET too! They started a design team around the time I heard about the company and I thought, what a way to get my creations out there for people to see. So...without much thought, I joined. It really has been a BLAST! I have made some wonderful friends and feel that I really have expanded my area of creativity. ;)

Now...I want to do more. Things are changing in the design team setup for Crop Chocolate and I thought, I really want to design things still. I want to do more and more and more. :D

So, a few friends and I have decided to make up our own design team! It's going to be sooo exciting and fun and....and.... and I'll be able to post everything I make right here or on our Facebook page. Can you tell I really am excited??? Hmmmm?????

This blog will be primarily a blog of tutorials, pictures, event announcements, special deals on special order items, you name may be here. If you have any suggestions of things that you would like to see, that you would like me to look into, whatever, please leave me a comment or you can email me at

Well, this is my history. It's been a fun and enjoyable ride and I can't wait to see what's around the corner waiting for me.

Thanks for reading my post. I hope you will follow along and enjoy the fun things that I blog about.

Much love...