Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thank you Lauren!

Check out the lil cutie I won from Lauren's Blog "All The Good Names Were Taken"!!! I love him and think he's totally adorable! If you want to see some super pretty cards, scrapbook pages and other cool goodies check out Lauren's blog. You won't be sorry. Thanks Lauren for hosting such a fun giveaway!

Monday, October 18, 2010

I taught again!

This is the project from yesterday's Santa's Workshop. Taught by yours truly at the Scrapbook store where I work. It is a perpetual desk calendar. I only had one student but we still had a good time with paint (lots of paint) and paper :) After seeing the vinyl letters and numbers in action, I decided.....I NEED VINYL! It's the coolest stuff ever! Looking into that today :) HUgs to my peeps! Hope you are having a fabulous day.

Monday, October 11, 2010

I taught a class....

.....and I liked it! No actually, I loved it! Here is the wall hanging I created:

(Took the photo from the store's website ;) ) It was my first time teaching and I was really nervous at first. The ladies that came to the class put me right at ease and we had alot of fun. Aside from rolling the petals on the green flower lol. We started late and finished late, but everyone was a good sport and we managed to get it all done :) . Yesterday was a good day.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Terrie Bailey's Blog!

I was visiting Terrie's blog this morning and came across the cutest treat bag, EVER! Here it is:
(Hope she doesn't mind me sharing her photo)
She made it from a standard envelope!! How awesome is that??!! I need to make some of these for my kids school parties! Want to make some too? Simply click on the photo to be taken to Terrie's tutorial! or click here TerrieBaileysBlog

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Click the image to be taken to the blog to win some way cool stuff from DCWV!! Check out a sample from their blog, isn't it the cutest??! I love the ribbon wrapped around the outside.I never would of thought of that in a million years lol. So? What are you waiting for? Go try to win some free stuffs!! Good Luck!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

That's Right I am posting again!

I'm on a roll ladies and gentlemen! I created some more cards and I liked them so much I had to post em! I used Lori Boyd's Lollipops which can be found here and here http://byloridesigns.blogspot.com

First up I used Presley, in red :)

And in Dark Red:

And lastly we have Ethan, in a different outfit :)
THanks for coming by and having a look. I had so much fun making these!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Could it be???

A new post??!! NO WAY! Total whey! Soooooooooooooo, I blame working at the scrapbook store for my absence. We did a remodel and literally moved everything in the store somewhere else.It looks fabulous and was well worth the effort. I now have 5 days off (1 down, 4 to go), so I did some card making yesterday.
This first one I made with a digital stamp a.k.a. a Lollipop created by Lori Boyd, available @ By LORi Designs (AWESOME). Lori had a contest to win 5 digis of your choice on Facebook, and I was thrilled to discover I was one of the lucky winners! It was really hard to narrow it down to 5 because her images are so sweet and cute! But narrow it down I did. I got Dylan, Ethan, Cat, Ella and Presley (Gonna work on the ladies cards today) If you haven't done so already, please meet Dylan:

And Ethan:
Thanks for coming by and having a look. Have a fabulous day :) See you soon.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I am finally uploading my latest layouts! I didn't finish all of these today. I did the "For Me" layout today though :). This first one here is my oldest son Chris and his girlfriend Kacey Before heading out to their Senior Prom. They make such a cute couple.
This is to show the detail of the ruffled paper

My youngest daughter riding her bike and posing for me :)

This one I did finish today and I love how it turned out. I sewed on it and hand stitched the swirls. I can't wait to show it to Kacey :)

This one cracks me up. My kids like to run through the ditch in front of our house and eventually "slide" in it. Look at the wave of water they created! LOL

I almost titled this one "Perfect 10". Something about her coming out of the water like this reminded me of Bo Derek in "10" . It just seemed weird to put that on a layout about my daughter, but I think it every time I see this page.

Sarah, how I love that you like to have your picture taken. I have lots of layouts of Sarah. If my other kids ever complain, I will simply remind them of when they ran from me, covered their faces or otherwise avoided my camera's lens. This time we were baking Banana Muffins. They were delicious.

No school year would be complete without a Back To School Layout. Imagine my surprise at finishing it mere days from taking the photos! lol.

That's all from me today. Tomorrow we are going to Grandpa's Birthday Party. He is 81 Years old!! I hope I get some awesome photos of everyone. Have a fun and safe Labor day everyone. Hugs to my peeps out there :)
PS- I know I used sketches on some these and I do believe they were from Susan Stringfellow at http://www.sketchsavvy.blogspot.com/ and a layout I loved by Jana Eubanks at www.frommyfeatherednest.blogspot.com

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wanna Win???

If you like digis, then you will love free ones, especially when they are this stinkin' cute!! Visit Lori's Blog for all the deets and your chance to win!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

some info about my last post

Hello! It's me again :) I wanted to post the project idea sources from my last post. You didn't think I came up with those wonderful ideas on my own did ya? I wish lol. Fortunately we live in the age of computers, internet and people willing to share their creations! Let's hear it for computers!! (I distinctly heard crickets there). uh-hem, moving on. Here is the framed accordian folded papers I saw at Wendy Sue Anderson's blog, Just me....and my little world. I love, love, love her style and use of color :). A couple posts ago I create a sign for my bathroom that said, Relax. I found the project on Carole Janson's blog, 3 Dimensional Me. For the record, I want to recreate just about everything on Carole's blog. Take a look at her stuff and you will see why. She's awesomely talented!
Sadly I cannot find the link to the blogger that created this :

If anyone has seen this online or knows who created it, could you leave me a link in the comments section. I feel terrible for not knowing. Is anyone inspired to create something today? I sure hope so! If you do create something today, leave me a link! I wanna see what you do :)
Have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A thunderstorm is coming.....

......so I have to make this fast. I tend to shut down my computer during bad weather, and bad weather is almost upon us. So I will post the pics now and share the deets later.

This is just a simple, cheap 8x10 photo frame that I adhered paper to the glass and decorated with accordian folded flowers and buttons. I then added some Dew Drops and Rhinestone Bling.

A closer view of the "Flowers"

This is a shadowbox I bought at the dollar store (I bought 2)

This is how I redecorated it.

Yet another view. Links to the original projects I found online to come soon, I promise!! I just have to wait for the thunderstorm to blow over.

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you are having better weather :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

I made a wall hanging!

I made it for my bathroom. I have some other project ideas for said bathroom as well. I will get to those soon too I hope. I loooooooooove how this one turned out. I used papers from "Doodling Around" stack by ummmm DCWV(???). I love that stack :). I have to go make dinner for my fam. I hope to see you soon!! Thanks for stopping by. Love to my peeps!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Check this out!

I love going to art blogs and looking at incredible art. There are some highly talented people out there. I have some favorites that I check out daily. Thank you internet for making inspiration only a click away. Today I went to Abz Hakim's blog and was blown away by the images I saw there. He has such talent! He puts so much emotion into his characters. This one in particular: Gabriella
I also love, love, love the art by Bob Canada. He always throws something I don't expect into his artwork. His characters are wonderful.
If you are in the mood to check out some art blogs, here are a few more of my favorites:
Cally Jane Studio
Action Art
Dani Draws
Happy Doodle Land
She Sure Is Sketchy
Stewy Stuff
The Ol' Sketchbook

I hope you find something you like. Thanks for coming by today :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I created stuff!!

This first item was created by making several little boxes and then sticking them together. Then I decorated each box and popped the whole thing in a shadowbox frame. I saw this idea online at scrappystickyinkymess's blog and thought it was so cute, I had to have one of my own. Here's a link to the tutorial: Wall Art and here is her finished project (I love her's!!!). I put it in a frame because it hangs in my kitchen and I know it would get gunky if I it wasn't protected by a layer of glass lol.

This next one, I cut chipboard to 3"x5" (the M a little wider), and taped them together accordian style. I embellished it with paper, ribbon, flowers, stickles, brads and ink. I pop dotted each letter to give them a little dimension. I love how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs to my peeps :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

A Scrapping We Did Go.........

..........it was Kids Kamp at the scrap store, so I took my youngest daughter Sarah there to create this fun project. We still have to add photos, but other than that it is finished and she did a wonderful job on it. She's quite the little scrapper! Here are some photos of her at work :)

Let's do this thing!

Adding some patterned paper.

Adding brads to a circle.

Inking the edges!

I was just there to watch.

TADA!!! The finished work of art!! :D
Thanks for stopping by, I hope everyone is enjoying today :) Hugs to those of you who want one :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Scrapbook crops are FUN!!!!!

So I went to the crop and I brought EVERYTHING. I decided for my first crop I would make cards, sounded like a good plan at home. However, once I got there all I wanted to do was layouts lol. So I went shopping and got some new papers and created a one page layout that I love, and all I have to add is photos and journaling. I hope to get to that today. What made the crop as much fun as it was are the ladies I was sitting with. They all loved to joke and laugh, and made me feel like I've known them for years :) Thank you crop people. At one point I was even dancing O.o, this song came on the radio that was do-wop style so I started swaying to and fro and rolling my hands in a circle while declaring, "I'm a pip!" It was awesome when they laughed. I was made to do it again for someone's camera lmao. Ohhhhhhhh and then I had to work at that SB store the next day and they were having a yard sale in the crop room. So I got a tool tote thingamabob for a mere $8!! It's blue and has some camoflauge, I love it. Now I can trade in my ziplock bags :) I got some buttons, brads snd primas for 25 cents! Paper was 10 for a buck. I love a good deal. I also got a large pack of Twinkling H2O's for $5, here;s hoping I actually use them. I ran out of money before I found a fascinator (Sp?) and a pack of the staples it uses for $4. is that a good deal? It was good times, I will definitely be going again. Thanks for the tips and advice in the comments section of my last post, everything you said was exactly how it went. I brought all this extra stuff and finished 1 card, 1- 1 page layout and covered some chipboard album with paper, that's it, in 6 hours! lol. I gotta go for now, but thanks for visiting and hope you are having a fantastic day! Love to my peeps!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Going to my first crop!

I was convinced by a co worker to attend the 6 hour crop at the scrapbook store I work for. It's my first one. I have to admit I am a little nervous. I've never scrapped with anyone before (except on the phone :)). I have to figure out what to bring, and how to bring it. This is all new to me, so I really hope I like it. Any tips or advice on how to pack, or what to pack?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I've been scrapbooking :)

Hello Dear Readers!! I hope I have some left :D I have been away a long time without any posts. I appologize for my absence. I have so much to catch up on. Work, scrapping, cleaning, hanging out with my kids, rinse and repeat. Summer is hectic and our schedule is all over the place, kinda willy, nilly. Yesterday we we went swimming at my oldest son's girlfriend's house. We had a great time. I took pics, I will have to share some when and if I get permission from the girls in them :) I haven't been dieting or working out O.O I need to so badly. At this point I am afraid to step on a scale, so I just don't. Bad, I know......and I could say I am gonna do something about it starting right now! But that would be a lie. I may be chunky, but a liar I ain't! I need to find some motivation, maybe it's hiding under a rock somewhere, I wouldn't know I haven't gone looking for it. On another note, I have been enjoying working at the scrapbook store. I am starting to recognize our customers and have worked on some really fun projects. I was thrilled to sell the last page kit I put together. It's so cool that someone out there liked what I did well enough to buy it! Thank you awesome customer from the other day :) I have scrapbooked a few of my own pages recently as well and here are some photos. I will include the journaling as well since it may be hard to read in the photos.

Once Upon a Time.....
.......Emily and Chris were as close as two siblings could be. Wherever Chris went, so went Emily. He'll say he hated it, but it simply didn't come across that way, not to me. It was as if he expected her to go with him. When I look at these photos of Chris and Emily together in 2004, all I see there is love, and devotion. The kind a little sister carries for her older brother.
A mere 6 years leaves this relationship quite a bit different, but not entirely changed. As they get older their interests change. Emily started hanging out with her girlfriends and Chris found out that girls aren't icky lol. Emily may not be tagging along after her brother much anymore, but I know, they will always be there for each other. I hope that one day they both realize how special a relationship they have. Mom- 2010

You're only 9 once, enjoy it!

Summer Fun: Ryan and Sarah playing tag with the neighborhood children.

So Beautiful:I snapped this photo of my mom whil waiting for Chris's Graduation ceremony to start. I love how this photo turned out. My mom, the first person to love me, one of the best people on the planet! I got so lucky to be her daughter. I can't imagine a better role model.
CTF: I think every kid in the neighborhood showed up to play "Capture The Flag". I love it when the older kids find a way to play with the younger ones and no one fights or feels left out.
That's all from me today. I have been drawing a little each night, but nothing worth sharing so far. I hope you have a fantastic day. Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, June 7, 2010


My oldest son Chris graduated yesterday afternoon!!! It was awesome! I am so proud of my boy!! We were really high up in the bleachers so I am super happy with this particular photo. You'd think I was standing right there. Here is a better perspective shot of how far we actually were:

Here are some other favorite photos of the day:

My Mom, Larry and Larry's son Lonny went to Chris's Graduation with us. When we got back here we talked and laughed for a while before they had to go home. They are all so easy to talk to and fun to be around, I miss them so much when they go. Hopefully we will get together again soon :) I love having them here. We finished off the day with Chris's dinner choice Baked Ziti. Later some of his friends came over and had cake and ice cream with us. All in all it was a pretty terrific day :). I hope yours is going as well.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Workin', watching and graduation!!

Just thought I would pop in and say hello. I've been working at the scrap store, having fun with that. I worked on a Basketball layout yesterday. Nothing like getting paid to scrapbook. I love that. It turned out pretty good too, I hope my boss likes it!!
I have also started watching Glee, LOVE IT!! The preggies dancin on the last episode was hilarious. I just can't get enough Glee. I watched 5 episodes on Hulu the other day, each one as good as the last. Now I want to see the rest of the ones I have missed.
Lastly, my oldest son graduates from High School this Sunday!! I cannot wait to watch him walk across the stage to get his diploma. I am really looking forward to it. Summer can officially start after that :) I hope everyone out there in blog land is happy and well!! Loves to my peeps :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Anyone want a scrapbook sketch?

I created this in PhotoShop today for a project I am working on. In case someone wants to use it, here ya go :)
Love yas!! Dawn

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I was inspired.....

....by the ladies cropping at the store where I work. They were all having so much fun! I had to buy some product and come home and scrap some photos!! I got quite a few of the papers in the "The Wild" collection by Reminise. Some stickers too :) I couldn't help it, I love them! Perfect for scrapping pics of my son and his girlfriend Kacey :) Can you see the sewing I did on the background?

This one is my youngest son Ryan, I snapped some pics of him while he was innocently watching cartoons after school. I love this shot of him. I'd also like to send a shout out to my Cricut for being so awesome. I love that machine! I used the Indie Art cart. for the hearts and the word heartbreaker.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!