Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Growing In Unity Day Two - Risk Everything

Happy Tuesday!!!  It's my second day as one of the Growing In Unity girls this week, and I'm really excited to have a sort of mixed media piece to share with you.  I absolutely love Unity Stamps, and they compliment a mixed media look so well.  I made the background papers with Color Burst and watercolors and Distress Inks first, then chose the part I wanted to use for my image when they were dry.  I absolutely love this kit, Follow Your Dreams.  It's part of their Layers of Life subscription program, which I am seriously considering joining!

I also put a sentiment inside, which I don't often do, but the colors on the front and the size of the image didn't really leave me any space to add the sentiment there.

It reads: Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you

BE SURE to comment on my blog posts every day this week!  Two lucky winners will receive 25 amazing Unity stamps!  How awesome is that?!?!  If you missed my previous posts, here's an easy link to yesterday's post!

Just a few quick challenges to enter:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Good luck in the draw!!  Laters!!!

Monday, January 30, 2017

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Crafting From The Heart!!!

It's a new challenge at Crafting from The Heart and as always our theme is Anything Goes!!!  Our lovely sponsor is Oddball Art and I'm working with Tia the Ice Queen!!

Just a few challenges:

Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Growing In Unity Day One - Kindness and Snow

I'm SO THRILLED and GRATEFUL to be a Growing In Unity girl with Unity Stamps again this year!!  Unity is my absolute favorite stamp company--if you haven't checked out their amazing designs you must RUN to their site now and check them out!!

I'm feeling the cold (but no snow this winter!) this time of year so I wanted to make something with Elsa Girl!

BE SURE to comment on my blog posts every day this week!  Two lucky winners will receive 25 amazing Unity stamps!  How awesome is that?!?!

Just a few challenges:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Good luck in the draw!!  Laters!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

**ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES** New Challenge with An Inky Mess!!

Hi everyone!!  It's the 25th and that means a new challenge at A Inky Mess!!  Our theme is always Anything Mixed Media Goes!  Our lovely sponsor is Rick St. Dennis and I'm working with Mr. Tea.

Just a few challenges:

Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Friday, January 20, 2017


I'm proud to be American.  I've always been proud.  I'm not always happy with the way people behave here, but one of the things that makes America so great is that we are free to do as we please here.  Today I wanted to make a patriotic card, to celebrate our new President and the hope we all have for our future.

Just a few challenges:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

**WINTER/VALENTINES** New Challenge with A Snowflake's Promise!!

Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at A Snowflake's Promise and as always our theme is seasonal so Winter or Valentines!  I just got this stamp set and HAD to use it!!

How cute is that sentiment?  You make me feel all glittery!  I love it.  So Twilightish!

Just a few challenges:

Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 Goals and Accomplishments

To see how I fared with my 2016 goals, click here.


  1. Watch Glee Entire Series
  2. Watch Roswell Entire Series
  3. Watch Dawson's Creek Entire Series
  4. Watch Veronica Mars Entire Series
  5. Watch VM Movie after finishing series
  6. Watch all five Twilight movies over five nights
  7. Watch all five Twilight movies in one night
  8. Watch both versions of BD1 in the same night
  9. Watch BD1 & BD2 in the same night
  10. Watch Fifty Shades and Fifty Shades Darker in one night
  11. Organize SU stuff by theme
  12. Organize punches--toss bad ones
  13. Use an entire 12 x 12 paper pad
  14. Use an entire 6 x 6 paper pad
  15. Use 2 8 x 8 paper pads
  16. Hang all your posters/prints
  17. Finish one of your scrapbooks - ANY one of them!!!
  18. Start Christmas tags in January and make at least 12 over the year--KNOW WHERE THEY ARE!!!!!!!
  19. Watch the following movies:
  • Better Living Through Chemistry
  • Friends With Kids
  • The Lifeguard
  • Live by Night
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • No Strings Attached
  • Obsessed
  • People Like Us 5-14-17 (REALLY good)
  • The Romantics
  • The Runaways
  • Struck By Lighting
  • Table For Three
  • When In Rome
  • The Zookeeper's Wife
20. Read 25 books this year:

  1. The Sun Is Also A Star (A)
  2. Everything, Everything (A)
  3. Fifty Shades Darker (AGAIN :D )
  5. Great Small Things (C, it was good but it was also hard to read)
  6. The Couple Next Door (C, because the mother was awful and I hated the end)
  7. The Whole Thing Together (A, LOVED IT)
  8. Heartless (I'll give it a C but it was also sort of a B, I really liked parts but the end was inevitable and awful)
  9. The Nest (C, it was good and would make a great movie)
  10. Academy Girls (C, it was kinda long in parts but ok)
  11. DARKER (A of course, excellent book)
  12. Before We Were Yours (B, it's horrible that that went on)

22. Movies Watched Per Week:

  1.  Ever After x 2, three horrid Lifetime movies, The Notebook, Deep End of the Ocean
  2.  Ten Things I Hate About You, Burlesque, Serendipity
  3.  Friends with Benefits
  4.  She's All That, The Last Song, lame Lifetime movie that I swear we already watched, Sleepless In Seattle, 
  5. DIRTY DANCING, You've Got Mail, Two Weeks Notice
  6. Burlesque, FIFTY SHADES DARKER A++++, Fifty Shades of Grey, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Ugly Truth, The Last Song
  7. Fifty Shades Darker, An Affair To Remember, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Dirty Dancing
  8. Romy and Michele, The Last Song, Dirty Dancing, The Notebook
  9. The Notebook (like ten times), Cinderella, Gas Food Lodging, Mermaids, SATC x 2, The Nightmare Before Christmas (D and it was a LONG hour)
  10. SATC 2, Two Weeks Notice, Fifty Shades, Cinderella, Friends with Benefits, Easy A, The Ugly Truth, Grease, Ten Things I Hate About You
  11. Ten Things I Hate About You, Grease, Moonstruck
  12. Cinderella, Ever After, Someone Like You, Inside Out
  13. Dirty Dancing, The Notebook, Cruel Intentions
  14. Beauty & The Beast (A, amazing), SATC, 
  15. SATC, Easy A, You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, Crazy Stupid Love, That Thing You Do!, Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (C, but it was cute, just kind of quirky and slow)
  16. Must Love Dogs, While You Were Sleeping, Sing, Mulan, Toy Story 2, You've Got Mail, Mother's Day
  17. Bad Moms (C, predictable), The Edge of Seventeen (B-, I liked it but I didn't love it), Must Love Dogs, Notting Hill
  18. Mother's Day, 
  19.  Elf, Crazy, Stupid Love x 2, Moonstruck
  20.  Grease, Dirty Dancing, People Like Us (B), Practical Magic x 2, The Incredibles, Pretty Woman
  21. Monsters Inc., Inventing The Abbots, Cinderella, SATC, Fifty Shades of Grey x 2, 
  22. 10 Things I Hate About You, Sleeping with the Enemy
  23. Everything, Everything (B, really cute), Beauty and the Beast (cartoon), The Ugly Truth, 
  24. Up, BATB (cartoon), 
  25.  Sleeping With The Enemy, 
  26.  Toy Story 3, Urban Cowboy, 
  27.  Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing, Grease, 
  28.  Palm Springs Weekend, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Sleepless in Seattle
  29.  Sleepless in Seattle, 
  30.  Some Kind of Wonderful x 2, 
  31.  Enchanted x 2, Fools Rush In
  32.  Tangled, Cinderella x 2, Inventing The Abbotts
  33.  You've Got Mail
  34.  Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Hidden Figures (B, good movie), SATC, Dazed & Confused, Mallrats
  35.  SATC, Bad Lifetime Movie, Splash, You've Got Mail, Twilight
  36.  BATB animated, BATB live action, Sleeping With The Enemy, Some Kind of Wonderful x 2, Pretty In Pink, Sleepless in Seattle
  37.  NONE (ABYSMAL I know!!)
  38. Tangled in the theatre woohoo, SATC, SATC 2 (sucks so bad)
  39.  Fifty Shades Darker,
  40.  Fifty Shades Darker
  41.  Practical Magic, While You Were Sleeping, SATC, Maid in Manhattan
  42.  Home Alone 2, Ever After
  43.  Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Fifty Shades Darker
  44.  Catch and Release
  45.  Fifty Shades Darker, Burlesque, Grease, BATB (animated), Elf
  46.  Santa Clause, Santa Clause 2, Elf, Serendipity, Fifty Shades Darker, SATC
  47.  Santa Clause, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas
  48.  White Christmas, SATC, Fifty Shades Darker
  49.  White Christmas, Fifty Shades Darker, Serendipity
  50.  White Christmas, 
  51.  Elf, Santa Clause, Santa Clause 2, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, bad Lifetime movie, Unforgettable (B, I liked it), A Christmas Prince (cute for Netflix), SATC
  52.  SATC, Pretty Woman, Grease, Dirty Dancing, 

23. 2016-17 Season TV Show Tally:

Two Shows Quit (Scandal, HTGAWM)
One Show Ended (Grimm, plus VD which hardly counts)
One Show Added (Chicago Justice)


Creative Goals:

  1. Ten Design Teams (Starting 2017 with ten teams!!)
  2. Make 400 Cards
  3. Join an elite DT
  4. 500 Challenges Entered
  5. 100 Linky Parties Entered
  6. Finish Craft Room Decor
  7. Twilight posters matted and hung
  8. Canvases finished and hung
  9. Make red, black & clear bracelet for yourself
  10. Alice book finished
  11. Halloween box finished 8-31-17
  12. Christmas box finished 8-7-17
  13. Ariel box finished
  14. BATB box finished
  15. Christmas house finished

Cards Created By Month
GOAL: 500 (42 per month)

Jan: 8
Feb: 23
Mar: 2
Apr: 4
May: 22
Jun: 27
Jul: 31
Aug: 12
Sep: 18
Oct: 25
Nov: 11
Dec: 16


37 shower invites
37 Lotto tickets
43 Bingo cards
24 shower thank yous
36 wedding Thank You Cards

INK UP All Those Stamps!!! 
Goal: 250
Actual: 223

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Angie's Digital Stamps!!!

Hi everyone!  It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at Angie's Digi Stamps!!  Our theme is always Anything Goes and we don't have a twist this month so go nuts!!!

I wanted to think about spring after all the winter weather (that's far from over!) so I chose to work with Oyster with Pearl!

And some challenges to start off the year!!

Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created and to enter this month's challenge!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!!