Sunday, February 11, 2018


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I'm back :)

After 3 years of trying to get back on this blog I finally figured it out...dont delete the email you origionally set up your blog with. Recreated my old e-mail and now I'm back..but is anyone still listening :D lol!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Just wanted everyone to know why I have been gone the past few month and that I will not be posting for awhile. I am going through a seperation and had to move back home. Things are crazy most my stuff is in storage so I won't have any of my stuff available to create with till I get on my feet and can get my own place again. This has been a huge life changing event for me and I'm trying to figure it all out and start my whole life all over again. If anyone wants to keep in touch you can always message me. I don't know how long I will be un-able to create and update my blog, but it may be awhile till I can. Thanks for understanding. I will still try to visit everyone's blogs while I time to :-)

Friday, January 06, 2012

Swagbucks :-)

A great way to earn points to redeem for gift cards to get crafting stuff for free! I Love Swagbucks :-)

I have been using swagbucks for about a year now. I pretty much just do the searches and daily poles and watch swagcodez for when they come out with codes to redeem for swagbucks. I made about 100.00 in amazon gift cards last year using swagbucks which I used to buy crafting stuff (got some cricut cartridges and some other things) This year I'm saving up for a Kindle Fire :-) There are many ways to earn points, games, surveys, watch swag tv to earn points, etc. but I have good luck with the searches. I actually won 50 swagbucks twice in the past 2 weeks on 2 searchs I did, that was exciting!

If you haven't tried swagbucks and would like to definitely sign up, it's so much fun! If you download the toolbar it's so easy to do your searches. I also made swagbucks my home page so I can search through it when I log on my cpu :-) I also have a swidget on the bottom of my blog you can use to sign up or check to see if there is a current swag code or do searches in. You can click on the banner below to join :-) You should get some swagbucks in your account for joining as well to get you started!

Search & Win
(click box ^ here to join)

Let me know if you need any help. I'm looking forward to seeing how many swagbucks and amazon gift cards I can get this year to get my Kindle Fire :-) I'm all about free stuff! lol! And last year had fun being able to get a few cricut cartridges for free :-)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful New Years!!! I have an awful cold that I am fighting right now and hope it goes away soon!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Best of 2011

My favorite projects of 2011 that I have made :-)  Link up over at Lezlye's Ink & Paper Creations and share your favorite projects of 2011.

 Thanks for looking!!!  Can't wait to see everyone's favorite projects from last year :-)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Our Tree :-)

Sorry for the lack of posting lately, I haven't been doing much creating. I have a bunch of stuff I need to make too, but other things have been taking up time lately. I did want to post a picture of our Christmas tree :-) We finished putting it up last night and this is our first REAL tree. We've always put up artificial ones b/c we were afraid the cats would knock it over but they have been good, so were taking the risk. LOL! And I love that Pine smell :-)

I am into more vintage or Americana Christmas styles, so you won't really find any cutesy Christmas stuff in my house (well maybe one or two things) but mainly not. 

Hope everyone is having a WONDERFUL week and hopefully I can post some new projects soon :-)

Check out  Docerela Creations Dorecela creations christmas tree link-up-party to see everyone's tree's and link your's up to join in on the fun! Thank you Carrie for letting me know about this :-)

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Big Give-a-way going on over at Keepsakes by Melissa

Go over to her blog and check it out :-) She's giving away some Amazing blog candy!!! Crossing my fingers, I could have some serious FUN with that Michaels gift card!!! :-)

I haven't done much creating lately. I have a bunch of stuff I need to create but am lacking in the ideas department. I go in my craft room and just stare at everything and don't know where to start. I did make some Christmas cards, just have to finish putting them together, got everything cut out for them though. Where's my motivation. The past few days I haven't been feeling very well and just can't get myself to work. Maybe if I get some new crafting stuff for Christmas I'll get some more mojo ;-)

I've been blog hopping a lot and also visiting my favorite message boards trying to find some inspiration as well :-)

I also had an issue with my cpu and had to save everything off it and had to do a complete restore. That was fun (not) still loading all my old programs back on my cpu :-( That has also been a very time consuming thing I've been working on. 

Hope everyone is having a WONDERFUL week!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Blitsy-Grand opening on Black Friday

Now is a great time to join Blitsy! They are having a grand opening on Black Friday. They offer crafting items at a great discount. They also have a referral program that lets you earn credit when you refer friends that you can use on crafting items in there store. Who doesn't love free craft items! If you get a chance just click on the link below and sign up to see what they have to offer and start saving! Thanks!!! :-) 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sympathy card

I always have a really hard time making sympathy cards. I made this one for a friend. You can't really tell by the picture, but the white paper is pearlescent, it's really pretty. I also didn't want to make the card to girly so that was another thing that was tough about it. I'm happy with the way it turned out though.

*Click on picture if you would like to see a larger image*

Cricut Cartridge-Celebrations
Stamps-The Paper Studio
Fiskars Paper Crimper

THANKS FOR VISITING!!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week and for all my US friends hope everyone is getting ready to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. Though we won't get to celebrate with our whole family, we are blessed to get to celebrate with my sister-in-law and her family :-)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Blog Candy at Candy's Craft Corner

Check out the Wonderful blog candy over at Candy's Craft Corner :-)

I will put a link in my sidebar to her give-a-way :-)