Welcome to my wacky world. I call it that because sometimes I feel like I am off in my own world. As the saying on one of my stamps and
my fridge magnet says "I know i'm in my own little world. It's OK they know me here."

Here you will learn a little about me and my life. Like my marriages, my critters and my hobbies. I love taking photos. so along the way there might be alot of photos.My life is full of ups and downs, more often the downs. I just try to keep on a happy face. Doesnt always work when you suffer from anxiety and depression. But I still always manage to keep my Bubbly little personality.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fairy Element swap.

I Know I haven't had a post recently.  I am negleting my blog.  I don't intentionally do it.  I just havent had anything to post as i am not swapping nearly as much as i used to. 

I did complete a swap that was out of my comfort zone.  Its a "fairy journal element swap."

I usually stick to cards but beacause this was a fairy swap i decided to try it out.  I and found these fairy poppets in my stash of goodies that i have had since probably 2005.  so i diecided to use them. 

then i just did a journal card for another spot with some fairy rub ons.  simple.  And since one of my secret sisters and sent some homeade altered brads with a fairy on them i used them on the journal card.  No letting them sit around collect dust. 


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Girlfriend swap.

So I finished my Girlfriend swap and mailed them out as they are due tomarrow.  I did have them done for about a week now, I am just getting to posting some pics right now. 

the first one I used the Embrace life set (or well thats what i call it)  I used the twig stamp and stamped random on my background and then took a small flower stamp in pixie pink and stamped near the leaves.  its hard to see in the picture. 

 This other card i seen in a magazine and just had to try it.  the white and purple card pulls out and there is a sentiment about friends on the inside.  However silly me forgot to take a picture of it while it was pulled out. 

so there is my  Girlfriend Swap.  :) 

Sorry its short and to the point and i dont have many details.  but most of my cards are pretty self explanitory.  just by looking at it.  Im trying to include more deets on what was used. 
Also i apologize for any lul periods with no cards posted as sometimes my anxiety and depression takes over and then i have no ambition.  It took me 1 week just to think up these 2 sets. 

Until next time.

Happy Creating!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Handmade Embossing Folder

This is my fairy embossing folder that was handmade by my Secret Sister Heidi (inklings on SCS).  Not only did she include a piece already embossed she wrote the exact layering process to get a great impression down.    After i had posted my thank and list of what i had recieved everyone wanted to know how to make them.  So she posted it on the thread and i am sharing it with you heare.  Again to save typing i am just going to copy and paste. 

"I made some with cricut cut outs from thin cardboard, punched shapes (sometimes I punch 2 of the same shape and glue them together),some from chipboard shapes-already cut from the store, and believe it or not--some with confetti. You know that shaped metallic confetti. I glued 2 layers (one layer didn't seem thick enough)of the shape randomly on cardboard. The trick to making the best impression is to run it thru your cuttlebug using the correct layers-and the Spellbinder rubber embossing mat HAS to be on top of the paper you are trying to emboss."  (Per Heidi Inklings on SCS)
and here is the proper layering she listed for me. 
1-- Plate A
2-- Plate B
3-- Folder (designed Cardboard)
4-- Paper
5-- Rubber mat/Spellbinders Rubber impression mat
6-- piece of cardboard for shim
7-- Plate B
run through machine. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Secret Sister Easter Basket!

It's a long one. 

Yes you guess it another Secret Sister Swap!  And boy this one SPOILED ME!!!!!  I surely am not going to type all that was in there again so i am just going to copy and paste what i wrote for my thank you and to share with all the other swappers.  and I took pics in groups as there was ALOT.  and one pic just does not do it justice. 

""So I haven't been feeling good with my cold and i got cheered up by the gigantic box i had to pick up at the post office. I was like OMG when i got it, i surely was not expecting one that large. I sure did get spoiled by you. Thank You Heidi.

lets see you want to know whats in there. well lots and lots of newspaper for starters. LOL! with comics, everyone loves comics. well i'll use that for the snakes.

then plastic bags wrapping the basket. OH YOU WANT TO HEAR OF THE GOOD STUFF!!! OH OKAY. HERE GOES.

1-the basket is just awsome. It was jam packed, and alot of altered items. it was definately nicely put together until hubby noticed it and was digging for candy. LOL! he knew my last few SS swaps i got candy in. It is definately going to be my Scrap paper bin. its so cute with the ribbon wrapping it with the fairies, and mushrooms stamped on it, along with a sentiment "fairies Live Here" and some purple flowers added to it.

2-A Handmade Fairy Embossing Folder (wonderful) I love it and cant wait to try it out. It was tied with a pretty pink ribbon and instructions. I like it as i dont think they've made embossing folders with a fairy on it i've only found the Cottage cutz fillagree fairy. so this is great. and handmade is even better.

3-A Very beautiful Fairy card.

4-Envies full of die cut shapes to make punch art cards along with pictures of them. Ive never done them so im excited to use those.

5-Spellbinders Flower Silhouette impressionabilities

6-Flowers 3D 3tone mix floral embellishments by forever in time

7-a plastic pie container decorated and full of prima flowers in assorted varieties and colors.

8-A bag of wedges for spongeing

9-A bag full of assorted tags. (never created with those so it till be fun to try and use) especially for christmas

10-A very cute handmade box with what looks like handmade coasters with a fairy design.

11-handmade bag with blue recollections glitter dots, a planter fairy, Rheinstones, double sided tape, dewdrops with a lil note on how to color them the color you want.

12-A cute handmade box with a flower for closure on the top and inside is a cupcake liner full of brads (which look handmade) that have fairies on them.

13-Another altered container with a fairy on top filled with 3 stamps: 1 flower, 1 lizzard, and 1 very funny sentiment "this card was made by hand if you throw it away those same hands will make a doll in your image and stick pins in its butt."

14-An Altered Tin with beautiful paper(had a hard time figuring how to open it up) LOL! Had a handmade tag (like the ones i got) with a handmade flower on it ( got to know how to make those flowers) Inside there was 2 rubber stamps my Amy Brown Fairy on a mushroom i believe is the starshine fairy (which i didnt know they had) thank you and already mounted and trimmed to EZ Mount foam. And a sweet pea fairy also already mounted and trimmed on ez mount foam.

15-Recollections rhienstones in the shape of hearts, squares and circles.

16-a decorated tube which had blue studio g glitter glue.

17-a bag full of little treat size paper bags

18-Images of the SU fairy stamp set i'm wanting.

19-Die Cut Something that folds up into an envie

20-and paper that looks like handmade DP with Tinkerbell and friends

Wow thats alot. and 20 items and my bday on the 20th so it makes for a great easter basket.

it definately cheeered me up with how i've been feeling.

thank you Heidi."

So thats all a very long list, that was very cheerful to me. 

Just because this one is so long.  I will save the Homade Embossing folder For tomarrow.  I will include what she replied on how to make it and the layering.

CAS Birthday Swap and Recycling in the Forest Swap!

Hi all, So I got 2 more swaps completed even while under all that stress and being sick through work and home situations.  I did my CAS Birthday swap although it ended up only being one set instead of 2, and i got my recyling in the forest swap completed. 

I love the CAS birthday one except i should have skipped the punch in the corner.  it just looks goofy, and i should have added a lil darker green for the ribbon.  But all in all it still looks good.

My Recycling in the Forest swap Turned out Ok!  I'm not a big fan of the pipe cleaner flower (which i made myself)   I had seen these flowers in the store going for $3.99 for 3, and though hey they dont look that hard to make.  They really arnt hard to make but they are definately hard to get all the petals to be the same size and shape.  I'm not giving up i will find away to perfect them.  As for he card, my recycled item is the bottle top.  i think that might be whats making the flower look funny.  I liked the card without the flower and thought because of the DP there are flowers resembling the one i made it would look good.  Well to late they are in the mail.   


Saturday, April 2, 2011


Okay well I got this the other day, but wanted to wait a day or so before posting after my 4 legged one. 

I participate in some of the wonderful Secret Sister swaps on SCS.  They are great gals.  Well after the heck of a week I've gone through with anxiety screaming straight on thru every tunnel in my life lately i had this package to pick up at the post office.  I didn't waist no time either.  I left my mail in the mailbox and i went with the orange card and retrieved it.  Whats really funny is my mail is usually here after 11:40 but for some reason it was 10am and it was there.  SO glad that it was early.  This is the Beautiful Easter card Tracie sent revealing she was my Secret Sister Bunny.

With that card i got an awesome display of goodies.  at first i thought there was a mistake as my Bunny had 2 she had signed up for.  and there was just a slight mistake, but other than that we both got pretty much the same things.  Boy is she lucky i like Peanut Butter.   In the package i received a container of Peanut Butter Eggs (that one was the goof) as my survey listed starburst jelly beans, Russell stover Carmel eggs, and hallow chocolate.  So it worked out the one that was supposed to get the eggs got my jelly beans and she likes those kinds so its all good.    then there was a 2 pk of glue sticks (which i don't use but will keep for when my nieces come craft with me) a 4pk of loose glitter (we don't see eye to eye but i haven't given up just yet.  got to find the right glue) 3pk of Sickles in Diamond, Crystal, and Stardust. 1 roll of green ribbon and 1 roll of pink and white checkered ribbon.  a cute lil  decorative bunny.  1 pack of Cosmo's (which I'll pass on to my mom as i don't have a garden space and i have no green thumb) then there is a 2 year planner for 2011 and 2012   :)  Along with my favorite recollection embellishments, Glitter dots, 48pc flower, a 6pc flower(not exactly ones i would have chosen but they are flowers cant complain) a 2 pc pearl swirl recollection set.  (I'll prolly use them individual instead of as a swirl, A Happy Easter stamp (as which will be set aside for the kids to use not quite my style but I am happy to receive it)  a mat stack of K&Company mat pad a Susan Winget design.  Flower designs and a bit more vintage then cutesy.  (again may not be my style but i am happy to have received, i can hold on to it and let my nieces create with it or force myself to get into that style.)  Certainly last but not least.  I got a lil yellow Chickie filled with Glue dots (awsome cuz i am out til i can get a new box) a bag of grommets (never used before so not sure what to do with them) and a lil package of eyelets (ill just add to my oodles and oodles of them that i never use.  I'll figure something out for them.  Maybe my niece can make a art project using them.)
Then also there was a lil baggie full of those Dew drops in Clear and a lil baggie of Colored miscellaneous ones too.  (never used them either, that is the other thing that caused me to think there was a mistake so i investigated it.) Now just to figure out when to use them and how so they will look good.  Cuz i have to admit i would always look at them in the store but i can never figure out what to do with them.  Then the Blue basket was wrapped with Ribbon and i can place it on my desk for scraps and such.

 So there you have it, my great Secret Bunny Easter Basket,  I am sure to enjoy every lil bit in there even if it wasnt all my style.  I sure am greatful to recieve it all no matter what. 

happy crafting!!