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I am a stay-at-home mom. I have been married to my handsome and wonderful husband for over 14 years. Right now he's battling stomach/esophagus cancer. So I do my best to craft when I can. I have two wonderful boys. My oldest, Garett, is 24 and served 5 years in the Navy. He's been home since the beginning of the year (2014). We are very proud of him. My youngest, "DJ", is 13 and in the 8th grade. I have two Border Collie mix dogs (Koda and Rugu), one Calico cat (Hydie), one orange Tabby cat (Bosley), one Tea Cup Chihuahua (Gigi...I LOVE her sooo much), a Chiweinnie (Lily....sweetest dog ever), and a Jack Russell/Chihuahua (Connor....AAALL boy).

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Happy Spring everyone!  Thanks for stopping by.  If you are here from Erika's then you are on the right track.

The project that I created is a cute little picture/scrapbook album that will fit just right in an Easter basket!  And it's perfect for ANY age.

Now...I had an album all finished and each page was completely decorated and ready for photos to be added...but I cannot find it ANYWHERE and it's really frustrating me. So I quickly whipped up another one to use until I can find my original one.

Supplies used and basic instructions: The album cover and pages are from the original Sizzix. The album cover is from a thick chipboard.  The pages I used regular white cardstock.  I lightly inked the edges. Next I cut out the daisy flowers with my Sizzix Sizzlits. I also used the original Sizzix hinges die cut.  The album cover die places and score line towards the edge of the album, so what I did was cut down the line and then placed the hinges there so that the album can open better and flat (I won't be showing the pages from THIS album...lol...because they are blank, but hopefully I will find my original one). Next I placed a "best friends" sticker on plain cardstock, cut it out, then placed it on a vellum tag with foam tape to raise it up a little. I layered the flowers and I even used the negative of one of the flowers and cut really close. The flowers didn't have anything in the center so I used a couple of rhinestones for the centers. Then I adhered the flowers to the book. You can bind the album with ribbon, binding rings, brads, or even screw posts. The possibilities are endless and left only to the limits of your imagination.  Another great idea is to insert a lot of pages to be used as a sketch album, autograph book, or even recipes.

I have some blog candy for one lucky winner but it's going to be a surprise...but I'm sure you will really like it...
at least I hope you will :)

To win...you must first follow my blog.  Then leave me a comment and a way to contact you.

Since I'm the last one on the blog list....YOU'RE DONE!  I hope you had fun and got some great ideas.

But here is the list in case you got lost or jumped into the hop starting from me.  If that's the case, you will want to start at Joy's Blog which you will find at the top of the list.  Thanks again for looking and have a great day/weekend!

Sheryl - http://igottacraft.blogspot.com/  <~You Are Here

Monday, March 21, 2011

**WINNER** of the Bunny Hop Blog Hop **WINNER**

First of all...I wanted to express my sincere thanks to EVERYONE that came by to see my project...AND for all the wonderful comments left.  I read every single one of them :)

I had a lot of fun creating this tag and I had a lot of fun visiting other crafty blogs! Everyone did such a great job creating such cute Easter/Spring items.

Now...for the winner!  And the winner of my drawing for Blog Candy is (envelope please.......) #21...Suzy! Suzy said..."I'm loving the bunny projects!! What a fun hop. Thanks for the chance to win :)"

Congratulations Suzy! Speech!  Speech!!! 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Bunny Hop blog hop!!

To start at the beginning...click HERE

Hey everyone!  Thanks for stopping by.  If you are here from Kimberly's Blog Site then you are on the right track.

My project that I created is a tag that you can attach to an Easter basket or gift...or wherever you think would need that PERFECT touch!

Supplies used and basic instructions: Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates Die from Sizzix to cut out the tag, then I covered the tag with the print paper from Wilton (see picture below of paper). I sanded the edges and lightly sanded the center. Next I cut out a tag using the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More. I used my Gypsy to make the tag the right size to fit the stamp phrase. Then I used Cricut Simply Charmed for the chicks. I designed the chicks on my Gypsy so that they were 2 inches tall. I stamped my phrase on the tag using Joy's Life stamps (see picture below with a link to Joy's site). In the holes of the tag, I placed two flower brads. I cut out the "chick" letters from a sticker set and adhered them to chipboard and cut them out. I used foam tape to give the letters a lift. I assembled the chicks and adhered them in place with foam tape. One of the felt flowers didn't have anything in the center so I used a Twinkle Jewel for the center (see picture below for a link to web site). Then I adhered the flowers to the tag. I cut the bakers twine (that I got from The Twineryall the same size and threaded it through the hole of the tag. Before I tightened it up, I threaded bunched up tulle (lavender and yellow) through the twine.  I added a little scrap flower as a charm.

Crafter's Square
Flower & Lace Trim
from Dollar Tree
Wiltons Memories
of the Heart
Scrapbook Paper
Stamps used are
from Joys Life.
She has several styles.
The one I used is
 Yummy Pun Stamps
I used a Twinkle Jewel

And that's how my tag was made :)  Thank you for stopping by.  But before you leave, I have a nice little giveaway (!!!!!BLOG CANDY!!!!!).  To be eligible, you must first follow my blog and then leave me a message with a way to contact you.  I will announce the winner on Monday afternoonish.  The winner will receive everything that is in the pictures below, including the items needed to make the same tag (minus the word "Chick" because I don't have any of those stickers and different brads)!!
Die Cuts With A View Metallic Accents, 
Tag set, Brass tag lines from
Karen Foster - Summer theme

This is the tag set opened. You get
6 yards of bakers twine (total)!!! YAY!

After that, you will want to hop on over to 
Deborah's Blog.  Have fun and have a great weekend!!

Here is the list in case you get lost:
Michelle  - http://queenofmycraftroom.blogspot.com/
Susan - 
Carol - 
Mary - http://cardztv.blogspot.com/

Kimberly - http://hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com/
Sheryl - 
http://igottacraft.blogspot.com/<--YOU ARE HERE
Deborah - 
http://www.scrappingmamma.net/<--Go here Next
Bonnie - 
Dianne - 
Cheryl - 

Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Misty - http://abusyplace.blogspot.com/
Debbie - 
Linda - http://lindascreativity.blogspot.com

Patti - http://www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com/
Nicolette - http://beyondscrapin.blogpot.com/
Martha -  http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Some Altered Items

 This was a NicoDerm Box. It had a front flap that was perfect as a "card" ON the gift box. (5 years smoke free...by the way :)

Some Quilled Creations