Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Big D

Hiya Folks!!!!
Its almost New Years!! Good Times! Anyone have big plans? I believe we are just gonna chill out at the house. We were invited to what I think will be a really kewl casino style black tie party but hubs just dosnt want to rent a tux, party pooper!. Its okay really, I will have to work all day anyway. Well go to it next year. Since we have been so busy with house stuff it will be nice to just chill, I may just get a little crazy and break out some craftyness!!! OOOO that really sounds like a great new year to me! Here is another layout I did at my scrap weekend back in November. This is my handsome hubs with our grandbaby Logan. Jim is called Big D. His father is Big Daddy so he could not have that, he wanted it but I would not let him. So he is stuck with just Big D. HA! I know the paisley paper and the polka dot paper is SEI i got at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago for like .10 cents each! The background paper is Hambly. The "the sweetest thing" is a SU rub on and I cut out the frame with my just to awesome for words Cricut! Well, that is it for now. Thanks so much for your visit and HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Wow! so Christmas came and went! Whew is anyone else worn out? Fun stuff though. Here is one of the necklace and earring sets I made for a gift. I love chunky jewelry. I believe the person I gave this to does also! Hope you had a very merry Christmas. Thanks for running over here to visit me today. Have a great night.

Oh! on the home front. Our offer WAS accepted on our 2nd choice house. We are THRILLED!
We really got a GREAT deal/steal on a wonderful house in a fantastic neighborhood and still in Mount Juliet and same school system my daughter is in now. There is a lot of work that needs to be done on it, that is one reason we got such a great deal but we are fired up and ready!
So life and God are definitely good!
One thing that makes it even sweeter is that our first choice house, we just found out, is not accepting any offers under X dollar amount so there is no way we would have been able to get this house. It also needs renovation and we just cannot justify spending X amount plus all of the extra for renovations. We are looking at the end of January before we close on our house now and the one we are buying. But we will be really busy in that time with appraisals, last minute fixes on the house we are selling and all of that jazz. I hope to have a minute or two of crafty time. Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you. I hope you have a wonderful day fill with happiness with your friends and family. Thank you for visiting me!!! I will be out a few days to spend time with my family and friends. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mommy's Babies

Good Sunday afternoon people!
Hope your day is going great so far. Mine is pretty terrific. The Titans are winning so this always makes for a good Sunday in our house. My Christmas gifts are ALMOST complete. I am ready!
We *should* find out about one of the houses we are looking at. So yes, life is good.
I have a friend at work that asked me at the last minute to make a scrapbook page for his girlfriend that he can give to her on Christmas. It needs to include something about mommy and babies and pink. This page will be about her two beloved puppies. I think it turned out pretty well. I used a layout as a guide from Scrapbook Trends Magazine which made the page come together "fairly" quickly. He will probably get a scrapbook frame to put this in then give it to her. AAWWWWW what a sweet boyfriend huh?!
This paper kit uses CTMH Amore. The bracket page is Jenni Bowlin that I used as the brown frame then traced and cut out the patterned paper from the CTMH kit. It was soooo much fun to get a little scrappy this weekend even though I dont get to keep the resulting product. I can always reproduce for myself right! The flourishes were created from the Cricut Carts Home Decor and Home Accents LOVE those two carts! Oh, and the letters were cut using Hannah Montana cart. Alright, back to some jewelry making. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a wonderful night!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Card

Hidy Ho! Its Thursday people!! That means the weekend is so close we can smell it! I am so ready! I HOPE to have a minute to make a card or two. All is not lost though I have made quite a bit of necklaces and bracelets for gifts. So I have been crafty but I am ready to get inky!!!
Anyway I have this card and one more to share of the Graphic 45 cards that I made. I lined the image with stickles. That stuff looks so great with vintage prints. Okay, off and running, Thank you so much for coming by. Hope you have an awesome night!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Past

Hello and happy Tuesday! Hope all is well. I have a super simple card for you tonight. Still having fun with the Graphic 45 die cut sheet. Went to a used music store and bought a book of sheet music..yea!!!! The glitter paper is some I picked up at Hobby Lobby and the satin ribbon is PTI Ripe Avocado. Punched out 3 little snowflakes with the Martha Stewart snowflake punch. Added that onto the card then raised the image on pop dots. Left it at that. Thanks for your visit. Hope you have a great night and wonderful tomorrow!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Scarlett Merry Christmas

Good Sunday morning everyone!!!
I hope your day is starting out great. I actually had a little bit of time to craft yesterday but, I totally needed to rest. I have not slowed down in...well, I don't know how long. So I did some housework and then sat my big hiney down and relaxed. It was nice.
I made this card weeks ago and just realized I have not shared it yet. I made the stripes with tiny slivers of cardstock. I love the look it gave. The little paper edge on the end was not supposed to be there but I kept messing with the ribbon and got it all out of wack so I had to cover it up. My stash had just the ticket for that. That fun pattern was stamped from two images from Vintage Labels. Add some ribbon and a button and viola! Its a card!
We are still house hunting, it is exhausting and time consuming. Thank you so much for the visit. Hope you have a great day!
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Vintage Cream, Scarlett Jewel
Stamps: PTI Silent Night (sentiment) Vintage Labels
Ink: PTI Scarlett Jewel
Ribbon: PTI Vintage Cream grosgrain and Rustic Vintage Jute
Button: PTI Dark Chocolate
Hardware: CTMH Edge Anchors

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


so, good thing, we have accepted an offer on our house that did not get listed yet! Bad news the offer we put on a house did not get accepted! Where are we going to go? HA! obviously we may have to rent for a minute or two. We are very specific in what we are looking for and very constricted to an area because of the school system we want to stay in. The very first house we put on offer on is not out of the picture yet, just taking a looooong time because it is in a short sale. So still hoping for that option. We just did not expect our house to sell so quickly. is a happy Christmas card. I used some more of that fun Vintage Christmas Past from Graphic 45 again! Been having so much fun with that. The sentiment is PTI Silent Night and the patterned paper is ....well, i don't know. I won some pieces in a blog candy! Outlined the die cut with Stickles. The cardstock is PTI Scarlet Jewel and Rustic Vintage Cream.

Okay kids, I am off to google some more houses for sale. Thanks for coming by!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Compliments of the Season

Goodness, it has been a minute since I posted last. I hope you are well on this frosty Sunday Morning! Things are good in the Smith household. We are still waiting to hear about the short sale house but we found another house that we really liked. It too, needs some renovations but because of that it is a good deal. We are in the processes of going back and forth with negotiations. And I guess some good news with that is, our house is not even officially on the market and it may already be sold!! How crazy is that? I know its good to have a buyer but we really are not in a hurry! We are blessed, I know that much.
Anyway.....I got together with my girlfriends Friday night for our "Girls Christmas" and got to actually make some cards! First time in 3 weeks plus that I had made a card. It was soooo nice.
The deets are below. I hope you enjoy your Sunday! Go Titans!!! Thanks for the visit.
Flocked Patterned Paper: Not sure, won some in a blog candy, the name was already cut off
Die Cut Punch: Graphic 45 Vintage Christmas
Die Cut: Cricut cart Home Decor (swirly circle)
Glitter: CTMH

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Wilson County Fair

HOpe your evening is going GREAT! Thanks for stopping by here today to pay me a wee visit!
I have yet another scrapbook page to share. I have posted some of these pics before of the Wilson County Fair but now I have finally gotten around to scrapbooking some of them. My friend Tina (ps sister - you need to update your blog!) let me use the blue polka dot background paper. THANKS CHICKA! I dont know the maker. But the patterned paper is My Minds Eye The stars were cut out with my Cricut Home Decor cart! (SWOON!). thanks again for stopping by. Have an awesome tomorrow!