Thursday, February 28, 2013

Galatians 6:9 NIV

                    Let us not become weary in doing good, 

                     for at the proper time  
                     we will reap a harvest 
                       if we do not give up.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How I love to use scraps of my papers

I am a paper scrap hoarder, ask anyone I scrap with.   They will tell you I go around and collect all their scraps of paper, I hate to see anything go to waste but then I cannot hoard it I must do something with it.   So here is one great way to use up all your scraps in simple step by step instructions.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Birthday blog post at The Paper Nest Dolls DT project

Here are my two design team projects for The Paper Nest Dolls.  I will have the information below so you can link to their blog and etsy store if you are interested in purchasing any of these images that are super cute!  Here is the link to The Paper Nest Dolls blog:

Click here to see Avery's third birthday stamp

Click here to see Turning Three image stamp

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Paper Nest Dolls CONTEST Rubber Stamp release

Contest !!!

Hello Everyone !!
Friday is our official stamp release party...yay !! we are very excited !!! To celebrate, we have decided to give away one of our new rubber choose. ( they are red rubber, deeply etched, cling mounted and pre-cut for you  )  In order to participate you have to do a couple things...#1 you must " Follow " our blog and #2 you must post a comment to this posting that says what stamp you would like to have if you are chosen. Thats it!! How simple is that ?? Winner is chosen random ( ) . Contest starts now and ends february 28th at midnight. The winner will be announced on this blog shortly after midnight, on march 1st.

Cant wait to see what everyones favorites are ! = )

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Shabby chic Layout entry for Prima BAP February challenge

I used the new Leeza Gibbons Wishes & dreams line and it's just gorgeous so wow I am super happy about these products! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

You have my heart ♥

 I am glad to be showcasing my very first card for the Design Team for The Paper Nest Dolls.  I have some fun projects ahead of me and I hope to make even more creations with Christine's beautiful doll stamps and digis.  What I created was a birthday/Valentines Day card for my daughter because she was born the day after Valentines' Day so this was made for her.  The digi I used was called Avery's Heart Box and you can find it here  

You can check out My Paper Nest Dolls blog over here

Sunday, February 17, 2013

DIY Roller skating party invitations & treats

I created these little invitations cards and they are for my daughters Roller Skating party.  I drew the outline cut it out and created a template to follow for the rest of them.  I then punched holes along the edge and thread ribbon through up to the top and adhered a bow.  I then used a Creative Memories circle punch and made the wheels and added buttons for flair.

Found molds for roller skates and lollipop candies on ebay.

Then we painted black on the wheels and laces, I let my daughter help and she had so much fun, not perfect; but perfectly FUN!

Finish off by tying with a string and some plastic wrap.

What can you get for a penny? ¢.01 deals...

Recently I saw some videos on youtube where they talked about how to get cheap stuff from Michaels.   The craft store known to our area to have some of the best deals of crafting supplies and also to have weekly coupons that sometimes cut the price in half, but is it really true the things that I was seeing, did they really have items that were coming down to a penny?  I have a famous saying and it's you cant' even buy a gumball for a quarter but to find things like spellbinders nestabilities for a penny, 6x6 paper pads, stamps, embellishments and 12 x 12 crafting paper pads for a penny...well I didnt' find everything the people claimed they got and I do believe them for after traveling to 3 different Michaels stores I finally located undiscovered treasure in the paper aisle..sure enough ....there it was...the penny stacks.  Here is my story:

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Hi everyone so I have my girls lined up for my swap.  There were 10 positions open and they filled up pretty fast that being said I put myself in 2 groups.  Also here is a view of some ideas:

This was the first one I ever did and I didn't know I had to keep it a certain size so it was a bit bigger than most.  I still liked it.


1.  Must be sent to me by March 17th, If I do not receive them by this date I will have to assume you cannot participate at which time I will look for an angel swapper. 
2.  There are 2 groups of 5 so each girl will have to make 5 atc cards; you will send me 4 and keep one of your own for yourself.  

          GROUP 1                                                        
Lnssweat - Loretta-----received
Blackheartprims - Kelly----received
NurseLarelle - Larelle-Suzanne-----received
Walkelmol - Kelly-------received
AIsabelJ - Isabel------received

             GROUP 2
Swtpeapati - Patti---received

Angel swapper- facebook----received
Scrapandthings1 - Mesha------received
Angel swapper - received

3.  Atc's are approx. 2.5 x 3.5 and the only requirement is they are all GREEN in color and please put your information on the back so we know who they belong to. 
4.  When you are finished pm me for my address.
5.  Include a  Self addressed stamped envelope/manila envelope whatever you use in the same amount that you paid to mail your package to me.  You may use first class or priority; however if you do not use delivery confirmation I am not responsible if they get lost in the mail. 


I look forward to hosting my first swap if you have any other questions please feel free to email me and have fun!  ~Kelly

Friday, February 8, 2013

Teach me Tuesday Mbtreasurista resist techniques

Today is all about the resist techniques.

The first one is basic versamark stamping and embossing powder resist.  Painting over the embossed image and then using a baby wipe to remove the top layer creates an amazing image of the embossed stamped piece.  

The second one is just playing around with hot glue and not having a stencil or template to use I used hot glue to make a brick wall and then adhere embellishments from the store outside of it and now I can use it on a project.  Stay tuned to see where that wall ends up.

Products used were:
NEW Sweetheart blossoms
Lace vine ribbonin brown

Sue Paterno breaks her silence with Katie Couric on Monday

I only live about an hour away from here so all this has been very real and touching to my heart.  Without going into detail about everything that has transpired I want to send a prayer out to all those who have and were involved in the terrible criminal actions of one man & the coverups of many, but I also want people to know that this is very real.  I was pretty neutral when it came to how I felt about Joe Paterno, I wasn't a super fan but I wasn't in dislike of him either; but the events the family has had to manage and the ordeal behind what he did or did not know came to rest when he passed.  Nobody will ever know all the truth and this has affected not only the state college community but also for hundreds and thousands of miles surrounding it.  I would say 1/4 of all of my and our sister high school alumni go to Penn State; so it rocks our community spirit as well.   The sadness, hurt, pain, embarrassment and fear each victim must have felt & the horrible things they went through nobody should ever EVER have to experience thatI don't know how you rebuild after something like this but I am in prayer and hopeful that they can try one baby step at a time. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

MBTreasurista DT project for 1st week February

My February design team project shabby chic card.
Products used were:
New cherubs
New Pearl adhesive strips
Petaloo flower
Satin pearl flowers
White paper flowers
Pink 3 pearl drop trim
Azar ivory pearl
Graphic 45 Ladies diary paper diecut

Saturday, February 2, 2013

DIY easy Valentine's Day treats

Yes, we've done it.  We have jumped onto the trendy mustache train but so far the ride has been fun.  My daughter loves this new mustache craze and she wanted to incorporate it into her Valentine's Day treats this year for her friends.  We got the idea from pinterest and so we tweaked it a little and here is what we came up with.

Materials used were:  Peppermint sticks, black cardstock, white cardstock, ribbon and a computer/printer to type out the font.

1..We folded the black paper in half and cut out the image of a chubby little bird; fat at one end and a tiny little flip up tale on the other.  When you open it up, sure enough you have the image of a full blown mustache.
2. Next we adhered the mustache to the top of the peppermint stick and this will become your "costume-like" mustache face mask.
3.  Decided on our font, and typed/printed out the saying ," I mustache you a questions, will you be my Valentine?".
4.  Added bow to tag and adhered at the bottom so as not to be too disruptive to the actual mask above.
5.  Hand out, wear all day and have fun, silly!  LOL!  


Here is a video link to the mustache as well. 


Hi everyone and I want to invite you over to my youtube channel for a mustache party right now.  I have my daughters valentines day treats uploaded and in the midst of the video you will also find a challenge to submit a project to win a $15 gift certificate to Mbtreasurista and also some goodies from me.  Soooo head on over here to check it out, it's fun and goofy and something my daughter and I both came up with so I hope you join in and play along!  Thank you to all my subbies, you guys rock and I love you so very much you keep encouraging me to press on everyday into this wonderful love I have of crafting!