Monday, December 26, 2011

Heartfelt Thanks


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!! I got tons of fun scrappy goodies and just had to play with some of my new gorjuss stamps that I got last week..(I havent been scrappin a whole lot since surgery.) For this card I used the brand new Gorjuss "I Love You Little Rabbit" stamp..I was saving this for an easter/spring card but I just couldnt help but ink her up..she's just so dang cute=) I also used my new Build A Bloom die from I am so in love with this die right now!! The papers are from MME sunshine paper pack and the sentiment is from Amy R Thank You sentiments. I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all of you for your prayers and well wishes during this last week for my surgery,it really means so much to have all of you(most of which Ive never met) saying a prayer for me! consider this your virtual 'thank you' card from me to you!=) Well, I've gotta run and start dinner for the fam..have a great night!=)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Snow flurries

Hello Everyone,

Im back today with a little card I made with this adorable image from Sweet November Stamps..You can find her and her Fairwee friends at Now I am a sucker for fairies so when I seen these little winter fairwees I just had to have them! This little gal is " snowflurry Emaline" Isnt she the sweetest!? I must admit I am a little jealous of her snow..we are 5 days from Christmas and there is no snow to be seen in the forecast..:( I used papers from the MME Be Merry paper pad,punched a few snowflakes stamped my sentiment and called it good..of course the photo doesnt really pick up on the stickles I added to her either..I also used some tinsel-y string I had to add more sparkle=) This card was super quick to put together..and made for a great Thank You card.

Surgery is early tomorrow morning so not sure when I'll be back but if I dont talk at ya before Christmas..I hope you all have a wonderful one!=) toodles

Thursday, December 15, 2011

a little birdie told me...

Hey Guys,
I wanted to give you a quick update on my surgery,I have been kinda busy since my ppt on Monday..I actually got all of my Christmas shopping/wrapping done in one day,its so much fun to shop for little boys and hubby and I did have to play with a few of their toys before wrapping them lol. Anyway, my surgery has been scheduled for Tuesday Dec 20th,Im hoping I can avoid getting sick until then..alot of bugs going around here lately and thankfully no one in our family has caught anything lets hope it stays that way!
I do have a quick card to share with you too..As some of you may already know there has been yet another Gorjuss stamp release recently and well of course I HAD to get some of them..I am still waiting on the rest of them to get here, but I got this one from so it came a little sooner .This stamp called "Bluebird's Proposal" I absolutely adore this image..her heart-print stocking just make me swoon!! I used some papers from MME grateful collection..I made my own rolled flowers with some of the papers also..I really love doing that because they always match perfectly=) I sewed crazily around the edges to add to the whimsy and added some pearls with my viva decor pen. Thanks for stoppin by and I'll be sure to keep you updated on how everything goes. Have a fantastic day!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to You!

Hi all,

Sorry it's been awhile since I've posted you may have heard I have been having issues with my gallbladder recently and just haven't gotten much done in the way of crafting. I go to the Doc tomorrow to schedule my surgery to have it removed..I never thought I'd be so eager to have surgery, but at this point "All I want for Christmas is my GB out" hahaha. Anywho..on to the fun stuff.

I needed a birthday card for my SIL and have been dying to color up this Birthday Gretel digi from I got her awhile back but my printer went out so I am just now getting around to coloring her. Its a little hard to tell in the photo but I used glossy accents on the balloons to make them a little more realistic and also some diamond stickles on her wings and the candle flame. The sentiment is from Amy R Birthday Sentiments and the papers are from MME Life of the Party. I added some sassafras flowers and pink baker's twine to finish it off. Thanks for stopping by and I shall see you soon! Have a great day!=)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Something Special

Hi guys,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I know I did=) Ive got another Christmas card for you today. I recently recieved a RAK (random act of kindness) from a super sweet lady named Jennifer and had to use some if the Christmas papers she sent me! I also used a digi image from Saturated Canary on etsy..I happened to have her already printed out..which was so nice cuz my printer just killed over on me the other day and I had just gotten a bunch of Christmas digi images from ATS and now I cant print them out =( Anywho..I hope you like can check out the making of here :


Paper : My Minds Eye-wonderful Christmas; DCWV homemade Christmas

Flowers : I Am Roses?? they were white put I painted them with mister hueys

Sentiments- Amy R stamps

Prisma Pencils : light peach,peach,burnt ochre,carmine red (skin) beige,burnt ochre (hair) crimson red,crimson lake (dress) olive green (stockings) ginger root (stockings,dress) black (shoes)

Nestabilities: standard squares, scalloped squares, standard circles,scalloped circles.

Friday, November 18, 2011

No Peeking

Hey Guys,

I have another Christmas card to share with you today. I was just dying to use this Snowy short stacks stamp set that I showed in a recent haul. I stamped and colored(prismacolor pencils) three little elf faces to tuck behind the little presents I made just using scraps of BG Jovial paper pad. (i know it's old but it's the only semi-traditional Christmas paper I have lol) I tied some bakers twine to a few of them and added some half pearls also. You can watch the whole process here: Thanks for stoppin by!=)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Be Unique

Hey guys,

Today's card is one I colored up awhile ago and never got around to sharing. I used a digi stamp from I am totally in love with all of these images! They are so cute and playful and so much fun to color! I put a few glittery strands in her hair but of course they don't show up in the picture :( I used my BG Out Of Print papers..I really wasn't too fond of them at first but Ive used them quite a bit lol. I layered several of them on top of eachother because I couldnt decide on just a few hehe. I used some BG bloomers and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn "clear to see" Thanks for stoppin by..Im hoping to get some more cards made today so keep an eye out! Toodles

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Christmas Elf

Hi All,

It has taken me til today to finally get everything back to normal from our vacation..for some reason I was super tired after it all..even though we pretty much just hung out most of the time. It was a very nice relaxing vacay..Idaho was beautiful..I seen more deer in one day than I have in my entire life..and my parents have a cute little fox that hangs around their house (most likely because their neighbors have sheep and he wants some lamb chops lol) But now that we're back Im ready to start crankin out the Christmas here's the first official one of the year.

For this card I used the Kraftin Kimmie "toymaker elf" stamp I LOVE him!=) I also used the basic grey Jovial paper pad and my new Christmas bulbs die from CC new fave..I can see myself using this on pretty much everything..but I will try to resist a little. You can see how I put it all together here:

Thanks for stoppin by and I shall see you soon!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside

Hey all,

Today I wanted to share a card that I made for the Farm Fresh challenge over at This is the first time Ive participated in this was alot of fun..and Lord knows Ive got tons of TGF stamps to choose from lol.=) So the prompt this time was Embossing-I used my cuttlebug snowflakes folder for the entire background of the card and then used my Beanie Anya stamp, I thought she was fitting for how the weather has been lately..she looks so cozy and warm! I colored her up with my prisma pencils as usual and a sentiment from American Crafts. Thanks for checkin in and keep warm!=)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks

Hidy Ho Neighbors!

Im back today with a card that I made for the PS Sparks Challenge..I always have a lot of fun with the inspiration for these challenges and this time was no soon as I saw it I knew I had to use my new Hero Arts tree trunks stamp..Im totally in love with this stamp at the moment!! So I stamped the front-facing scooter from the PS "spiffy Scooters" set,masked it off and then stamped my trees a couple of times with Walnut Stain distress ink..then I stamped the scooter again on a seperate piece of cardstock and colored it up with my prisma colored pencils then popped it up. Once again I went pretty literal and didnt stray too far from the inspiration photo..but its so cute I think it works=) I rounded the top corners of the image and card with my 1/4 inch corner chomper,added some brown twine for texture and slapped it on a white card base to keep things crisp and clean looking..its very retro, I love it! The color of orange and the woodgrain go perfectly together. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to go check out and join the fun! Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Hey guys,

Another quickie card share today. I just got this Hero Arts Tree Trunks stamp and was dying to pair it up with my Gorjuss Little Foxes stamp..I love how it turned out! It really finishes the whole scene and adds another dimension to the card=) I kept the layout really simple so the image could really shine..I used some of the Basic Grey Pyrus papers,sewed around the edges and that was pretty much it. Thanks for stoppin by!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

ATS Wednesday Challenge

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today I just wanted to share a card that I made the other night for the wednesday challenge on I used the gorjuss "Puddles of Love" image and Amy R Spring Sentiments stamps and some of the MME Happy Go Lucky papers.I added the sidewalk and puddle and also some rain drops with glossy accents..I love the texture it adds too!

I just recently figured out how to fast forward my youtube vids so I've been having way too much fun playing with that=) so I have a vid on how I colored her ( i did refine the coloring a bit after filming) and how I made the card if you'd like to check 'em out.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Series

Hola Everyone,

Well today I went in my craft room to try to squeeze out one more Halloween card for the series..and I just couldn't do it =( Ive been working on Halloween cards since August and I think Im all carded out for Halloween...Im ready to start on Christmas cards lol. But while I was in my room I did manage to put together this Altered Tray, I had given up hope for this little tray since I tried to put it together more than once this year,but Im pretty happy with how it turned out! I pulled a bunch of my favorite Halloween stamps and papers and it just came together. So for now Im done with Halloween projects other than a few treat boxes I'll be making for the Halloween party I have for my kids,my nephews and family friends. Keep your eye out for some Christmas card tutorials in the near future..and hopefully more prisma coloring tutorials (I apologize to those of you who have been asking forever for more coloring tuts..) Thanks for stoppin by and for joining me for this series!=)

Printers Tray Supplies:

7 gypsies printers tray


Echo Park- Apothecary Emporium Kit

My Minds Eye- Mischievous

Teresa Collins- Haunted Hallows


Lawn Fawn- Happy Haunting, Heebie Jeebies

Sweet November- Jo Jo the Werewolf, Mumford the Mummy


Tim Holtz Vials

Diamond Stickles

Ranger Alcohol Ink

Ranger Glossy Accents

Thursday, October 20, 2011

pumpkin face

Hey guys,

I just wanted to share a quick pic of the pumpkins we made. From left to right- Mine,Shaden's, Hartlee's and Hubby's. I think they came out really nice..this was the first year hubby and I did something more than just the usual triangle pumpkin was way fun!=) ttyl!

Halloween Card Series Day 4

Good Morning Everyone! Welcome back for Day 4! My goal was 5 cards and Im excited to start on the last card for tomorrow(cutting it kinda close I know lol) But for today we have this mini easle or pedestal card, I wanted it to be mini so it would fit this house stamp from Lawn Fawn Ive always loved miniature things=) I used the Spookville papers from We R Memory Keepers again..I just love this paper! This card is super quick to put together, You can watch the video here:

Well I better go, we bought our pumpkins for carving yesterday and my 3 yr old woke me up begging me to get started on them (pics will come soon!) Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Series Day 3

Hey everyone..this post is gonna be a quick one, as Im headed out in a few minutes. This card uses the Sweet November "jojo the werewolf" my favorite halloween image this year,Ive already used him for quite a few cards but just couldn't resist inking him up again=) The papers are from the Bella Blvd "Too Cute To Spook" line and a scrap of Echo Park. A little polka dot ribbon and voila=) THanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday! You can watch the process here:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween card series Day 2

Im baaaack!! This card was a ton of fun to make..and even more fun to play with lol. This is called a "magic window card" I believe?? If you haven't seen it yet you can check out the video tutorial here: I used the Paper Smooches Halloweenies stamps set for little Frankie and sentiment inside. I also used the We R Memory Keepers Spookville papers (LOVE!) I will put the exact measurements at the bottom of this post so you can make it too!=) I hope you have been enjoying this series so far..Im having a ton of fun making up all these cards. Join me tomorrow for day 3. Toodles!

You will need:

Cardstock/Patterned Paper

1) 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" -score 2 1/8" from each short side

1) 3"x 5 1/2"

2) 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" -score 1/2" from one side, cut banner shape from opposite side

Circle dies,punches or circle cutter (whichever you prefer) size may vary based on your stamped image.

Post-it notes

Monday, October 17, 2011

show and tell

Hi guys,
Another quick card share for you today. I made this card for the ATS Show and Tell challenge you can check out the deets by clicking the link at the bottom of this post. I used the CC Designs Kiki La Rue digi stamp along with the Basic Grey Pyrus 6x6 papers. I got some more nesties today and just had to use them (square/scalloped square/labels 17) The Sentiment is from the Amy R "Thank You Sentiments" set. I added some sewing around the edges and a few prima flowers,and that is that.=) Thanks for stoppin by..Ill be back tomorrow with Day 2 of my halloween card series! Have a great night all!

Halloween Card Series2011 Day 1

Good morning everyone!

I want to say a quick "Thank You" to all of my new followers!=) Today kicks off the first day of my 2011 Halloween card series..Im so excited!!

For this card I used a digi image from she's such a cutie isn't she?? The sentiment comes from the Amy R Ghostly Greetings stamp set from I colored her with my prismacolor colored pencils and Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) on some Papertrey Ink stampers select cardstock. I used the Matilda 6x6 paper pad from Cosmo Cricket and a little twine from the twinery. You can see the process on my youtube channel (scrappyhour09)

I hope you all enjoy this series and come back tomorrow for Day 2! I havent quite decided how many vids will be in this series just yet,Im aiming for at least 5 but if I get more that's great! You can imagine how hard it is to make a bunch of cards with two toddlers running around wreaking havoc=)

See you soon!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I think I may be slowly getting my mojo back (YAY!!!) Ive been so bummed out thinking that it may not return in time for the Halloween Card series that I was planning, but now I believe the show will go on=) Ive already filmed the first vid in the series but will probably wait until I get the last of my Halloween supplies that I ordered before uploading anything. This past week my hubby was off and we celebrated his "birth week" lol so I didnt really get a whole lot of crafting done,but I needed a few thank you cards so here is what I came up with.

This first card I used some scraps of paper that I had lyin around. The blue dot paper is from Bo Bunny Whooligans (last years halloween line) and the rest I cant remember where they are from sorry! The little striped flags are a Studio calico stamp and the main witch image is from CC Designs..I colored her up with my prismacolor pencils as usual and the sentiment is from the Amy R Ghostly Greetings set.

And for this second card I used my new Paper Smooches "My Peeps" stamp set that came in yesterday..I just love these little birdies!! I used the MME Life of the Party was a pretty simple card to make and Im pretty happy with how it came out.

Anywho, as soon as the rest of my packages come in I will have a haul video for you all and then the halloween card series should follow soon!=) I hope you all have a great week!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

On the Mend

Just another quick card share for you all today. I made this card a few days ago but am just getting around to posting it. I used my new Lawn Fawn " On the Mend" stamp favorite image is this little bandaid..and you all know how much I love rainbows..I thought they went well together since rainbows are cheerful and whatnot=) I used several patterns from different 6x6 paper pads in my stash. The little pink ribbon wasnt exactly what I had in mind at first (I was going to use twine) but I had a small run in with a black ink pad so I had to use something a little thicker to cover it up..I guess you could call it a happy accident..cuz I think it came out pretty cute and I never would have thought to use ribbon since Im so obsessed with twine lately. The sentiment is also from this stamp set and I stamped the "get well soon" sentiment on the inside of the card. Thanks for stoppin by and I hope you all have a great week!=)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks

Happy World Card Making Day!! Today I wont be able to make too many cards unfortunately but I did get a chance to make this little card for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge. I just loved the inspiration this really spoke to me, I tried to stay away from the obvious "baby" theme but I just couldn't resist..the colors were just too perfect for it=) I used the PS A Little Loving stamp set for the little ellies and sentiment. The polaroid is from the Lawn Fawn say Cheese stamp set. I ruffled up some ribbon at the bottom and sewed across it with my sewing machine. I added some green baker's twine and an itty bitty clothespin to "hold" the photo. I hope you enjoyed seeing my project and go check out for more info on the sparks challenge as well as all of their awesome stamps!=)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

hello everyone,
 It seems like forever since I blogged..I guess thats because it has been lol..I am so bad at making time to keep up with this blog..I appreciate all of you who still follow me and my sparatic posts=)
   I have a couple of cards to share today. This first card is one that I made for my brothers birthday..this image is from and I must say.. this little guy looks identical to my bro..I swear he must have been the inspiration because its so like him..from the tall skinny physique to the shaggy long hair and even the one un-buckled overall strap..and of course the fact that he is a contractor..maybe my brother did some work for Christy Croll at some point lol. Anywho..I used the MME Lost & Found 2 "Breeze" 6x6 pad for this card and I happened to have some little screw-headed brads in my stash that went perfectly a little brown twine and voila=) a pretty simple card.
This next card came about from an incredible urge to color up this little creeper Jill from The Greeting Farm. Ive had her for awhile now and hadnt colored her up yet..crazy I know! I also used the Echo Park "Be Mine" 6x6 paper pad along with some prima flowers,polka dot ribbon from my stash and the Amy R "Birthday Sentiments" stamp set. I gave her a little bling too just for fun=)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Gorjuss Stamps!!

Hi guys,
Today has been a very looooong day..I am finally home and relaxing now though.=) The other day I discovered that there are several new Gorjuss stamps out now! How this info got past me is just baffling lol I am usually on top of things like this..especially if it's Gorjuss!! Anywho, I just HAD to order a few of them and wanted to let you guys know so you can get them too! You can get them from aswell as are both in the US which I know has been an issue for some people in the past..I used to order all my gorjuss stamps from the UK but not anymore.=) Anywho..go check them out they are sooooo adorable and perfect for Christmas cards! I have decided to make more cards this year than normal. After getting to know so many new people through youtube, I thought it would be fun to send them cards this year too. So I am trying to get a head start.=) Thanks for stoppin by and have a great evening! Hugs

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Birthday Card

Hello everyone,I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I just have a quick card share for you today. I made this card for my bff, we've been friends since kindergarten and although we haven't seen eachother in 10 years we still keep in touch and I've always sent her a b-day card. For this card I used my "Special Autumn" TGF stamp and the new MME lost and found two "Sunshine" paper pad (which I'm in love with) I don't usually use such muted colors for birthday cards but this paper is just so adorable I HAD to use it=) I used the labels 2 and 4 spellbinders dies aswell as the mini rolled rose dienamics die from MFT and my viva decor pearl pen in cream to add the pearl accents. And of course I had to use my new twine from the twinery in brown and sew around the edges. Well thanks for stoppin by and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge


Today I have a card to share with you that I created for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge..Here is the inspiration photo and the card I made..I was very inspired by this color combo and even more by the texture combo. I used kraft cardstock for the base and splattered blue paint to add interest. I used the woodgrain screenprint from hambly, die-cut it and popped it up to give dimention and to create a bit of a shadow effect. The stamp I used is from the PS friendly flowers set and I colored it with my prisma colored pencils. I added a bit of bling on the top and bottom of the die cut shape and viola! I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and go check out

Monday, August 1, 2011

the creative type "vacation" challenge

Hello Everyone! Today I just wanted to stop by a tell you all to head on over to and check out the August challenge and hopefully play along! There are so many great layouts from the design team..and also my very first DT project=) This month's prompt was "vacation" either one you've taken or would like to take..and it was a challenge for me to pick which to do..Hubby and I have been wanting to go to Colorado (where I'm orginally from) and maybe stay in a cabin somewhere and just chillax and maybe do some snowboarding..but I decided to save that LO for when it actually happens;) So I went with the already taken vacation pic..Laguna Beach..We stopped there shortly one afternoon during our annual New Family Vacation to California..and I was in complete Heaven..ahhh I can almost hear the waves again.. Anywho..go check out my LO and all the other great ones too! Thanks for stoppin by..have a great evening!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Paper Smooches Blog hop

Good morning everyone!
I just wanted to by this morning to let all of you know that Paper Smooches is having their bloghop/giveaway! They've got some adorable stamps sets up for grabs so go hop along for you chance to win! Have a great day everyone!=)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

hooray for business!

Hi all,
Today I got a call from the owner of the store where I have recently begun selling my items and she is already ordering more stuff!=) she let me know she's only got a few cards left and that there were a few people "fighting over one of them" haha. So I went through and picked out around 20 cards I had already made up, (because I can't color any new images at the moment until I get my cardstock from papertrey ink.) I also found a few mini albums and signs I had made awhile back for a craft fair that never happened. I also ordered some business cards today from got 250 cards for "free" and just had to pay s&h.. I just love seeing "rogue noodle" on something hehe!
Also some other exciting news for all you stampers out there..Paper Smooches Stamps is releasing their August stamps a few days early..tomorrow (27th) at midnight..and their sneak peeks look awesome! so go check 'em out!
I am off to spend some time with my hubby and the kids for the next few at ya later..have a great rest of the week!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Ready for Fall

Well, today I am hoping to get some fall cards/decor finished to put in my shop..I am so ready for the fall weather..the other day I put all of my fall decorations out to at least make it feel like fall in my house..even if it is 105 outside=)
I was doing a little online faux shopping (you know when you pretend you have money and put things in your cart that you probably couldn't afford even if you did) last night and I found myself picking out alot of cozy hopefully when we go on vacation next month I buy some things I'll be able to wear sooner than later..or maybe I'll just have to wear sweaters in the heat and suffer in the name of cuteness=) Hope to have some projects to show you soon!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

july 16

My hubby is finally off for a few days , yesterday we had to go do some shopping, so we decided to just have a nice relaxing day today. I started a thank you card but couldn't finish it cuz I just had to spend time with him=) It may seem silly but when he's home the boys and I are always around him.. like little shadows.we just love him so much and miss him when he works..even though he does come home everyday we only get to spend a few hours with him so it's nice when he's off. I enjoyed baking some cookies for all of us after dinner and then watching Phillip teach Shaden how to throw a tennis ball on top of the roof lol. Tonight I plan on having hubby help me dye my hair..I love my half blonde half black hair and I've had it for so long I'm kinda nervous to change it..but the bleaching is just too much up keep and rather expensive so I've decided to go with a reddish blackish burgandy color. fingers crossed=) And after that I think we will watch Arthur..I am pretty excited to see it, as anything with Russell Brand in it is probably hilarious. so that's all for now..hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Creative Type Design Team!

Hello everyone,
It's been a very long time since I posted anything on this little blog of mine,but I thought I would try to get it going again and start off with some very exciting news!! I have been asked to join The Creative Type design team!! Yay Me!=) Of course I accepted without hesitation and I am very honored to be a part of such a fun team. The Creative Type is a scrapbook challenge blog where they focus on the typography/journaling of your layouts..which in my opinion is one of the most important parts of scrapping,afterall when I'm old and can't remember the little details of a specific moment in time, I'd like to be able to look back at my layouts and read the story that goes with the photo. So my first task as a team member is to do a little bio on the blog (which I am working on now) and then my very first project for the August challenge..I'm very excited to get started on it!=) You can check out the current month's challenge at