Wednesday, February 23, 2011

AWESOME blog candy alert!!

Please take a minute to stop by and visit Laurie she is trying to build her followers to help her connect to some new cyber friends and get and give inspiration. She is giving away some great blog candy and it will be worth your time to visit!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My first banners!!

I made 2 banners for my grandsons birthday party. This first one is just for the special day. I made a second very plain one for them to be able to use for anyone's birthday as I have a whole family of Redskins fans!!!!

Yes, I do know how to spell birthday I just was trying to squeeze everything on the pool table for the photo (I know better than to wait until we get it up as it will be CHAOS that day)

This is the card that I made to go along with it. This was a coloring book page that I imported into MTC and did a combination of cut and color. There were just too many small pieces to cut it all and I could not find a better option. I of course put him on a wobble so that he can throw the ball!

Thanks for looking.
Live the life that you imagined.

Blog Hop Winners

I want to thank each of you who stopped by my blog this week end and made it so much fun. I have looked at many of your blogs and have already gotten so much inspiration. I look forward to delving in and really looking around when I get back from vacation. I am flying out in the morning to spend a week with grandchildren WOOHOO! has chosen blog candy winners for me. Sharon Mobley has won the ribbon and Amanda Wade won the mini monsters cartridge. I appreciate all of you leaving me positive comments and looking at my little blog.I hope to post pics of my first banner later today. I made it for grandsons birthday but have to finish it up. Yesterday was a wacky day. I am a caregiver to a 100 year old precious woman and she took a nasty fall yesterday morning sooooo just trying to maintain and get what MUST be done done before I leave town!!

Live the life you imagined

Friday, February 11, 2011

Getting Cricky 50 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Getting Cricky 50 Blog Hop.I am so happy that you have stopped by. This is brought to you by K Andrew at Getting Cricky. She is moving cross country and wants to celebrate her road trip. If you arrived here from Always Crafting then you are in the right place if not hop on over to Getting Cricky and get started on your road trip! At the end of this post there is some blog candy so please check that out before you hop along.
Let's get started.I am representing the great state of Georgia.
Georgia offers a little bit of everything. From the Atlantic Ocean and it's barrier islands and the historic town of Savannah to the southern most part of the Appalachian trail in the Blue Ridge mountains,and great shopping and entertainment in Atlanta, there is something for everyone. Georgia boosts 64 State Parks encompassing all areas of the state. These parks offer everything from golf to primitive camping. This is an awesome way to have a very affordable family vacation and see Georgia. Many parks have lodging that will please even the non campers. One such park is Amicalola Falls State Park. There is so much to do here and all just a smidge over an hour from Atlanta! There is a mountain top restaurant and lodge, plenty of camping spots and trails galore. There is even a 8.5 mile trail that leads to Springer mountain to access the Appalachian trail. And of course I must not forget the falls!!
This park is absolutely spectacular in the fall, but beautiful all year round. I think I am going to have to get this in to my calendar soon!

My favorite project is actually my favorite file. I bake goodies often and am forever looking for containers to give some of them away, especially when it is just a little bit. (Yeah it looks so lost on a plate and so bad in a baggie.....) I got this file during the Christmas cyber crop over at the MTC forum. It was a challenge posted by Dana of SVG and MTC Files I modified it by putting the heart in the front. I also cut it down to a size that would work on a 8 1/2 by 11 paper for the smaller box. I just find that it is so easy just to whip out 2 sheets of paper and customize my container in MTC! It is a super file and so easy to make fit many needs! The big box has some bath goodies for my DIL for Valentines Day and the small one is full of candy.

The large box is heidi grace minidot paper
The smaller is from a free downloaded paper from Pink Igloo Designs I also used their paper for the tag on this box.
As for the file it can be found at SVG and MTC Files

Well ,now it is time for the blog candy! I am going to be giving away the Mini Monsters cartridge

Just leave me a comment and tell me how you could use these cute boxes. Please make sure you leave a way for me to get in touch with you. I will pick a random winner on Monday February 14th. Do not forget to leave a comment on everyones blog (you have 3 days to get across the country)to be eligible for a ton of grand prizes from our AWESOME SPONSORS!!

Scrap N Tote, Scrap N Easel, Cri-Kits, Creative Charms,
Memory Miser, Scrappy Chic Cafe, Loralie Designs, My Pink Stamper, Peachy Keen Stamps, Cricut Town,The Scrappin’ Table, Piktails, Renaissance Ribbons, and Pink by Design.

Also, I am going to add a second giveaway. The 12th is my birthday and so I am going to give one lucky follower a Birthday gift. I currently only have 13 followers so the odds are good!

I found this sweet ribbon in Hobby Lobby in springy colors for you, in my opinion you can not have too much ribbon!! This winner will also be chosen on the 14th
After you leave your comment (button at the top of the post lol can't figure out how to move it) hop on over to Saving MY... to continue your road trip. Happy Hopping!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My first diaper cake

Well, here it is. I made it a bit simpler than originally planned. It was for a baby shower for a woman in my Sunday School class. She had 2 little boys last week quite prematurely. So this went from a centerpiece to a simple gift. I had already started the structure so continued with a modified plan. I am happy with the structure for the most part and learned a lot of things that will help me when I make another one. And hopefully if I commit to put names on it there will not be 2 long ones!!It was a good experience and I am pleased with the outcome in its very simplified state lol!