"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Little Red's Summer Picnic ~ My Cute Stamps

Little Red's Summer Picnic...

(Red's Strawberry is the apple stamp paper~pieced into a strawberry..)

How Cute is this little Red image.. I was the lucky winner of little miss red a while back from one of my favorite stamps company's "MY CUTE STAMPS". Holly has really great images for kids and adult cards.. I have made some really cute cards using her images. The recipients have all commented how CUTE the image's are.. I even made a card for my mothers retirement using Holly's stamps.. You need to check our
Holly Brooke Jones over here on her blog.. And her store front here.
Warning you will LOVE what you see..

When I was looking for a sketch to get me going I looked on Karen SWEET SUNDAY sketch and I had that Ah Ha! moment.. PERFECT! Thanks Karen and her guest sketch artist for a perfect match. Check out the sketch challenge and make your own card HERE!

All my Stampin' Up and Sizzix Flowers dies and Stampin' Up Ribbon were also a must.. I used the Birds and Blooms, and Flowers #4 dies. When I went to grab the twine to attach the Summer Picnic label the little red and white bakers twine was staring up at me. Perfect touch don't you think! The flowers were topped of with Ink and Rhinestone brads.

Red was colored using Copic markers..

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #93 ~ ANNIE

This is one of the first movies I remember going to as a kid... I got to the VILLA Theater a GIANT screen... It was a classic old movie house with red curtains and everything.. I remember the opening credits still.. The songs from this movie will forever be in the heart of girls everywhere... While I researched this movie I found out that Aileen Quinn is the same age as I am.. That means we were both 9 when she made this movie... Most of the little ladies never did go on to do any other movie.. This was there 1 hit wonder... I would say they were all immortalized and will remain in the heart of kids for years still to come.. My kids have all loved this movie and I am sure their kids will too. Grab the little ones and snuggle up together and watch this classic.

I pick this little snippet because it was my most favorite part of the movie when I was younger..
We even got to do this very scene in dancing and all in Jr high for choir...

(don't forget if you don't have access to this movie you can watch all 13 segments of it on YOUTUBE...)

Brooke's project inspired by the movie ~ ANNIE

When I was searching for Friday's sneak peek photos I finally decided on my inspiration for this card... Annie's dress! RED with black and white trim. GOOD LUCK to you all there are soooo many cute thing to get inspiration from.. I really wanted to incorporate the locket as well hence the little hearts on my card.. The I love you is for the sweetest and funniest part of the movie.. The sweetest part of of course the "I LOVE YOU DADDY WARBUCKS"! & "I LOVE YOU ANNIE".. The funny part is the way the little orphans tell Ms. Hannigan "We love you Ms. Hannigan" And she never believes then... The Congrats is on the grand uniting of a family... CONGRATS on the adoption of Annie.

Some of my favorite player in the movie...
Carol Burette~ Ms. Hannigan
Tim Curry~ Rooster
Bernadette Peters~
Aileen Quinn~ ANNIE
Albert Finney~ Daddy Warbucks
Geoffery Holder~ Punjab (or the sprite guy as we might all remember him as.)

Hope you enjoy the movie...


Stamps~ Stampin' Up
Ink~ Stampin' Up
Paper ~ Stampin' Up
Punches~ Stampin' Up Square, and circles.
Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up
Black gems~ Imaginique
Glitter Glue ?
Pear Stickels..

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Digi-scrap and first day back to school.

Ok everyone.. You are witnessing 2 miracles. 1st I scrapbooked !!! 2nd I finally got time to play with my "My Digital Studio" software from Stampin' Up...

To make the scrapbook process a little less painful I decided to re-create a page I had already made in paper... I only had to make a few changes and get creative with others... If you are new to any scrapbook program and want to NOT use a template/drag and drop method I highly recommend the digi-redo method like I did..

I will take a picture and post the original...

On another note...
My youngest baby started 1st grade today...

I took this picture on our walk to school.. What a tough guy... Looks like a LION, but such a LAMB... I am going to miss my little buddy SOOOO much...
I am almost to tall for my desk...
My baby girl started Jr High yesterday for the 7th graders only. Today she got to spend the day home with me by herself. Who told her she could grow up!!!

I love her new glass she got for school. Her eyes sparkle.. Especially with the touch of Mascara that a new Jr High girl get to wear now... Notice the peace sign around her neck.. She is totally Obsessed with Peace Signs... What a DOLL!

Today My second BABY started High school... He has been so excited all summer just thinking about it... When he got home today he said it was really cool... He is so sweet he said "Mom I am going to work so hard because form this year on it REALLY counts and I want good grades to get in college".

OK Here is the KICKER... Today my first born baby started his SENIOR YEAR!!!! That can't be possible.. I remember Kindergarten like it was yesterday... Boo Hoo.. I still can't believe that he could possible be old enough to have memories of High School and of Life that I did just yesterday RIGHT???? I am not that old am I???

This picture was taken right after school. I did miss my little man. But I don't think it will sit in until a couple of days.. Probably next week.. DH took of the next few days so I don't have to be alone... My littlest was so worried that I would just sit home a cry all day because he wasn't here anymore. He thinks how could life go on with out him here... What a sweetheart...

Todays Miracle No tears and a picture to prove it... Next week we will see...

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a few Miracles with me...


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #92 Napoleon Dynamite

Sense our challenge this week was to make a pocket/container card I decided to make Napoleon a little backpack card for the first day of school..

This is Napoleon backpack that he found at the D.I.(local thrift shop) he thought it was FLIPPIN' SWEET... (Which is a total UTAH/IDAHO~ ism..)
If you want to make a backpack just like Napoleons you can find the template here on splitcoaststampers.com
What would Napoleon fill in this said backpack of his... Well CHAPSTICK of course because "My Lips hurt real bad" as he would say... Napoleon being the groovy nerd that he is would take the time to pick out very special pencils.. So I found some that honored Napoleon...
"OH MY HECK" (another UTAH/IDAHO~ism). Napoleon would have also pick out a few items for his locker.. These magnets should do the trick. That way he can have a picture of his favorite brother KIP who reminds him daily that he had mad computer skills and "Don't be Jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day" Napoleon...
Have you ever seen a LIGER? I have.. We have a stuffed on at a museum here in Utah.. I remember seeing SHASTA as it was called when I was little.. "Liger's are Mystical creators you know". ( at least Napoleon thinks so)

This movie is one of those cult movies you just don't get the first time you see it.. But even days later you find yourself laughing at a line or scene from the movie and you get sucked into watching it again and laughing your head of... This movie cracks me up the little town of Preston, Idaho is just over the border from Utah.. So basically this little town was just like any little town in Utah.. Any yes the saying are really said.. Like HECK YA instead of HELL YA. You wouldn't want to swear now would you.. LOL. One of my favorite scenes of all time is Napoleon doing the dance for Pedro's campaign.. Laugh you butt(as we would say in Utah/Idaho~ism's) funny. John Header is such an amazing character actor.. How could you not laugh you pants of while making this movie...

to you all.. Can't wait to see what your favorite saying from this movie are...


Join us over at Cinema Saturday and create your own NAPOLEON project.

Card Stock ~ Stampin' Up
Pattern Paper~ We are Memory Keepers
Stamps ~ Stampin' Up
Ink ~ Stampin' Up
Adhesive~ Stampin' Up sticky strip, Score-tape~ Scorepal
Ribbon~ Stampin' Up
Eyelets~ Making Memories
Backpack Template~ Splitcoaststampers.com HERE.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


This week we celebrated my sister in law's 50th Birthday. I knew there was going to be a LOT of black involved like black balloons, black streamers, "50" signs, OLD signs etc. My Brother-in-law also borrowed a wheelchair and walker for her to use during the party.. She was such a great sport.. I decided to not add to the grief but up life her on her "50th" birthday. I used one of her favorite colors blue for the inspiration.

Let me know how "50" is so I can peddle backwards. LOL

Thanks for stopping by

Paper~ Stampin' Up
Stamps~ Stampin' Up
Ink~ Stampin' Up
Glitter~ Stampin' Up
Ribbon~ Stampin' Up
Fabric~ Moda~Tree sisters
Burlap~ Walmart
Wooden Button~ Walmart
Adhesive~ ATG gun, Crystal Effects~ Stampin' Up

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #91 ~ Gandhi

Please join us this week and create a project inspired by the movie


Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.

When I think of Gandhi I think of simplicity and the color white. Gandhi is such a dedicated example of peace with out violence.. When in South africa he was unfairly treated because he was an Indian... He lead a non-violent movement to gain equal rights for the Indian people in South Africa. Gandhi was invited to return home and help bring India's it's Independence from the British Empire. Gandhi agrees and again approached the effort without violence. He faced many troubles along the way and is even imprisoned.

When India is trying to define who was during the early years of it's rebuild as a nation there is a huge conflict between the Hindus and the Muslims.. It erupts into a nation-wide violent upheaval. Gandhi declares a hunger strike, saying he will not ear until the fighting stops..

A defining moment for me is Gandhi's conviction to non-violence.. He will forever live in his example of peace and wisdom.

I hope you all enjoy this movie and leave enlightened with peace and a new way to solve conflict as I did.


recipe :
Paper ~ Stampin' Up
Die Cute ~ Stampin' Up Big Shot
Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up
Quote~ Gandhi

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