Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yesterday's Creations

Here are Yesterday's Creations:

One of my First Cards in Years!! I think it's seriously been a good 6 or 7 years since I have really crafted! So thank you to Erica @ for her inspiration! 

 Used The Playtime Cartridge as well as George & Basic Shapes
As in many of my creations, I have no idea where the paper is from because part of my crafting green is using recycled paper. My Friend Jennifer @ gave me the coin paper (and lots of other fun paper you will be seeing & more)!! Thanks Jennifer!

This is my Second Creation Yesterday: 
Another Card:

The black Card I used was from a box of donated things someone didn't want.
The Embellishment was from a pack on clearance for $.25 at Pat Catans.

I used my Stamp (Which I got on Clearance at Big Lots)
& Then Colored it with Water Color Pencils I found in the Basement

I needed something to blot it with, and since I'm so creative (hehe) I found a piece
of fluffy stuff on the floor that came out of one of the kids toys that the puppy had chewed up!

This is after the Water Color Pencils & Smudging with Fluff!

Hope you have enjoyed my creations! Please Bare with me as I'm just starting this venture of Crafting again! More Green Tips to Come Soon!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Farmer Jimmy

Quick Pic of our Little Farmer Jimmy! He was in the yard helping Daddy Plant the rest of the berry bushes & the fruit trees!! 
Our Little homestead is starting to take shape! 
More updates to come on that Soon!!
Now off to work on some new Creations!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

450 Facebook Celebration WINNER

Thank you to Everyone who Participated in our Celebration!! I really appreciate all the wonderful and kind things you all had to say about my blog and really enjoyed what you all do for the 
4th of July!
(The Winner was Randomly Selected)

The Winner of the Cuttlebug Cricut Companion is:

Jamie Lindstrom

Congratulations, Jamie!!! Please email me your address & what you won in the subject.

Stay Tuned for the Next Giveaway!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

450 Face Book Friend Celebration Give Away

WOW! 450 Face Book Friends in Less Then 2 Weeks!! YAY!! 
To Celebrate, I will be giving away a  
Cuttlebug Cricut Companion 

What You Need To Do for a Chance to Win:
1. Be My Facebook Friend
2. Follow My Blog, Comment Here and Let me Know You have Done So if you aren't already following
3.  With 4th of July Coming Soon, Comment and Tell me Your Favorite Way To Celebrate the Holiday!
(Submissions to win will close Tomorrow by 10am Eastern & The will be Announced tomorrow Evening!) 
Note: To Follow, Make sure you DO NOT check the stay signed in Button!

Thank you All So Very Much, I really appreciate All your LOVE & SUPPORT!
Lots of Green Crafting to Come!

Awesome Find!

Today I had a wonderful find from Craigslist. 

I bought all of this for $150!!! Cricut Expression, Carrying Case, Accessories, 12x12 Mat, (2) 12x24 Mats, 11 cartridges, and two pads of 12x24 Paper! Woo hoo!! This is my First Cricut Machine, believe it or not! I figured I needed one to keep up with everyone! It may not be the most techy one out there, but that doesn't bother me! Plus, this finds keeps in line with my whole going green challenge I have for myself! I'm trying to not buy anything brand new, only using used supplies or donated supplies. If I have to buy something new, it has to be from Thrift Store b/c that means it's being re-purposed. I'm all about crafting Green! Anyway, Just wanted to Share my find with all of you, I'm so excited!! 

 This is my First Little Project with my New Machine & Cartridges! 
WOO HOO.....I should say OINK OINK!!

Keep an eye out for a new Giveaway, happening very soon!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

I'm so Excited to have been passed this Sweet Blog Award TWICE today from Two Amazing Ladies!! Thank you Both So much! I'm so excited since I just Started my Blog This past week!
Please Please Check out Kristy & Amanda's Blogs: 

There are some rules to follow for this award.

The rules for the award are the following:
1. Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2. To accept this award, tell 7 random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

7 Random Facts About Me:
  1. I love to Sing!! I was Professionally Trained & Still Continue to Sing.
  2. I have 2 Cats, 2 Kittens and a New Puppy
  3. My Favorite Color is Purple
  4. My Favorite State to Visit is Arizona in the Summer
  5. My Favorite Saint is St. Cecilia
  6. I Love to Cook
  7. I'm the Oldest of 3 Girls
This award is going to the 8 following people. ENJOY

Two Pink Peas

Awesome Giveaway! Head on over to to check it out!! ENJOY!

300 FB Friends Eco-Conscious Winner

Congratulations to the Winner of the 300 FB Friend Giveaway--Eco-Conscious Winner! There were so many great entries & I'm so impressed so many people are trying to Live Greener! However, We can only have One Winner!!

Kerry Dewsnap

Prize: 6x6 Echo Park Paper Pack
Kerry--Please send me an email to with your Address & Which Prize you won!! Congratulations & Thanks for Being so Eco-Conscious!!

Kerry's Entry:
I have low energy light in every light fitting Had the shower fitted with water timers and toilets have been renewed so it has two flushes low or full. Recycle all paper card glass clothing to all the relevant banks. I also make recyclable cards out of old cards and send to charities and worthy causes. All clothes go to charity shops.

Basement Craft Area!

I'm so excited to be working on my first ever Crafty Space! It's going to be a process, but the end result will be great! We moved to Louisville, Ohio in January and I'm still unpacking boxes and going through everything that has been thrown downstairs!! I'll keep posting updates! I can't wait to share the finished product and have my own area to craft! I've been waiting for 5 years and NOW is the time!! 

 Believe it or not, this is after going through ten boxes and boxing & bagging up 5 containers to go to Salvation Army! 

Then, while I was downstairs working, I hear the kids singing about being pretty. I thought, Uh Oh, This can't be good! So I came up and this is what I found. I asked them, were you crafting without mom, NO they said. I told them to go look in the mirror, lol! Oh the Joys of being a SAHM!!

So Now, I'm on my way to clean up the bubbles & water I found all over the bathroom floor! Then I will be heading back down to work some more! Oh goodness, still need to do dinner! Good Thing I can cook quickly!! 

More to Come Later!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

WINNERS of Frienship Fun Challenge

It's time to announce the winners of the Friendly Friendship Challenge!! Thank you to everyone who participated! Erica from and I really appreciate your support!! 

Enjoli Collums

Enjoli has won the Gift Card to Michael's! Please Email me at with the subject Friendship Challenge with your address & the prize you won!! 

The Second Winner was Erica 

So, instead of Erica Winning a Prize, We randomly Drew Someone from the List of People who Participated! 

The Winner of the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder is:
Amanda Haynes 

Please Email me at with the subject Friendship Challenge with your address & the Prize you won!! 


Thank you to everyone who participated!! More Giveaways & Challenges to Come Soon! 


Friday, June 17, 2011

Glitter Aftermath

Alright, You asked for it!! Here are the pictures from After my two toddlers were Crafting Yesterday while Mommy was working upstairs, OMG!!! 

I'm running out the door, so this mess will have to wait until later!! 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
Go Green, Live Green, Craft Green

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Do You Read the Labels?

Here's Some "GREEN" Thinking for you:

Have you actually ever read the labels on the back of your cleaning and personal care products?? If you haven’t, you may want to hurry up and go look at them. If you have, you may have been seriously shocked! I was!

Many of the cleaning and personal care products we buy off the shelves at the stores are loaded with chemicals and toxins in them. Commonly, we believe that the government would never allow such terrible products to be on the shelves, but the truth is, they allow it! Not only do they allow it, they aren’t stopping it.

Did you ever sit back and ask yourself why we have amazing medical technology and so many amazing doctors, yet so many people have cancer, asthma, and other diseases and serious health concerns? Do you think it’s in what we put on our bodies and around our families? I DO!! Let me share with you some of the effects that these products have on people!

Remember: The labels on products only have to warn of the acute (immediate) harms from ingesting a product, breathing the fumes, or contact with the eyes and skin. They don't reveal the harms presented by chronic (long-term) exposure to the chemicals in these products.

And the Crafting Continues

My kiddos had so much fun crafting with friends yesterday, they decided to continue crafting today! They make me laugh and once again my white carpet needs some love, oh well! At least they are having a BLAST! Plus we got a new puppy yesterday! His name is Manny. He looks fabulous with glitter! 
 I told Jimmy to Smile, and he said "No Mom, I'm Busy" My little Crafter is really getting into it!

This is what he's working so diligently on! 

 Heart Magnetic Punch, they love it!

 Oh my little model! hehe

 Lizzy's Morning Creation.

I'm sure there will be more creative crafting throughout the day!

The New Puppy!

Father's Day Card Playdate!!

Yesterday, our Mom's Group had a Father's Day Crafting Session & we made Cards!! Super fun! The kids had a blast! Most of them are toddlers! All I have to say is Glitter & White Carpet is super fun! hehe! Oh well, we use Awesome SAFE ECO-Friendly Cleaning Products So I'm totally Not Worried!
The Cricut Cartridge we used:

Now Onto the the Kiddo's Cards & The Crafting Session!!
 This is how nice & neat Everything looked before Hand!
We tend to use religious Stickers because we are a

 This is Jimmy, my little Crafting king! He's 2 1/2 !

 This is Lizzy, my almost 4 year old Sweetie pie!

 Jimmy's Father's Day Card!!

This is London! She's 5 and very Artistic!! 

 Pam and her boys (They Say They Are Not so crafty, but loved the challenge!)

 My 16 Month old Nephew Joe Joe Beany!

 Leanna Banana, my Beautiful Almost 4 year old Niece! Lizzy's Best Friend! 
She is also our Crafting Queen!!

 Our New Friend Sarah's Start to her Super Husband Card!

Lizzy's Creation!

ONE of Leanna's, I think she made about 5 and was so upset when I told her we had to clean up!
 Caroline- Age 2 1/2 Creation

Lizzy's Crafty Side--or her Crazy Side!!

 My Father's Day Card

 My Jimmy's Second Card--Still Gluey!

 London's First Fantastic Card--Told her I was going to feature her card!!

Another Leanna Creation!!
 The sort of Cleaned up Aftermath! 
Fun times!!

This was super fun and the kids can't wait until our next Craft Playdate! (We do them at least Monthly with this Mom's Group!)