Hangin With My Girls

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Welcome to my Blog!! I want to thank my inspiration - Gabriel, Gabriela and Alesandra...without them I would have nothing to crop! Additionally, I need to thank my BSF, Cie, as she has enabled me to buy my Big Bug "Lili Cie". Lili Cie doesn't get to chirp as much as I would like her to, but in 2009 this will change. My goal will be 100 Layouts and 200 cards. Thanks for visiting and come back soon! Be sure to sign my guestbook!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


First off, let me start by saying that I bought a sewing machine from my nieces MIL about 2 years ago and in the closet it has sat. I have NEVER sewn ANYTHING and had a heck of a time threading the machine when I finally did take it out a few days ago!
So...a kind soul sent me instructions on how to make jammies for my E a few weeks ago. I printed them out tonight and........well, I couldn't make heads or tails out of them. LOL...not really a direction follower here....so I tossed the instructions and below is what I came up with...(even used a fancy zig zag stitch on the bottom...lol...just don't turn it inside out as it is pretty ugly...) I found the CUTE material at J's on clearance and decided that I was going to tackle jammies for friends for their E's for Christmas...I think I was aiming too high tho - there is NO WAY I will get the number done that I want to get done. I will certainly try though!!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Stampin' Up! retired set - Totally Cool - I FINALLY FOUND IT!!

I had been looking for this retired stamp set for sooo long! I just love it. Well, I finally found it on ebay and received it the day before BFF's birthday...

Here are the 2 cards I made - one with blonde hair (BFF) and then another with brown...most of my other friends are brunette. :)

PS - now I am looking for the retired set, "Unfrogettable" - it is sooo stinkin' cute!!! MUST HAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you like - they are some BRIGHT colors!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Altered "grande" Hershey Bars

These are great little holiday gifts for classmates, neighbors and co-workers. Very inexpensive as Safeway and QFC both have the big Hershey, Symphony and Cookies and Cream chocolate bars on sale right now for $1 a piece. :) Enjoy!

Friday, December 12, 2008

'Twas the Night Before Christmas....

Twas the night before Christmas,
I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,"Hi Santa, " I said"
You know....good little girlsShould be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa,And now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited
To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a lookIn this room where you work.
"He shook his head quickly,And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaimAs he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap,I'll see you next year!"

Sent to me by Karen Vargas....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Gift Tag SWAP...

This gift tag swap was such fun!!!! I hope you like!

Nite Owl Recipe SWAP!!

I recently did a recipe SWAP with the Nite Owls on the Cricut MB. I kinda got bored with making 16 of the SAME exact thing, so I kinda made a few different ones...lol (the rules were pretty laxed)

Last Weekends Crop!!

Last weekend, I had the BEST time at my very first overnight crop. :) My BSF invited me with about 20 other ladies and we stayed Friday night through Sunday afternoon...
As you can see by my FULL truck - we had enough supplies........ (it was a little embarrasing)

To the new friends that I made while I was there - THANK YOU!! You are an inspiration and I feel very privileged to to be able to call you all my friends! Thanks Cie for taking me........

LADIES - Please NOTE that I did NOT crop anyone out of any photos. LOL
If any of you can remember any of those great jokes, sayings ect we all came up with, please post them here...I never want to forget them and I am affraid I am beginning to!!!

Below are a few of the projects I worked on while I was there...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

New Pics of the fam....

Family Math night at school!

At the Pumpkin patch....what a beautiful October Day!!

Gabriela and her new glasses!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Congrats to Angela - AKA - Twizzie on the Cricut MB for winning the Bubbles RAK. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who participated and sent messages....Lexi had a blast looking at all of the cool cards, postcards and enjoyed the HM Stamps and stickers sent in! Again, thank you so much - we appreciate all of your kindness. Here are a few pics of Lexi, Gabi, Bubbles and her postcards..........and the last one is the RAK winner.

Another Altered Composition Notebook and Matching Bookmark

I have found that these are GREAT gifts for kids...ESPECIALLY when their names are unique or spelled unique. I used my Cricut Expression machine and the font cart All Mixed Up on this one...Triniti loves pigs so I used a Cuttlekids die in my Cuttlebug for that one....fun fun! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Gabriella Duffett...

These are a few layouts that I made to add to a MUCH larger scrapbook for a family whose little girl passed away (thanks to Valerie Hoyle for putting this scrpbook together for Gabriella's sister and brother!)...she was just less than 2 months old. Here is her site: Gabriella Duffett

New Projects...

These are just a few cards a made for a swap....
Modified composition notebook and matching birthday card for a little guy in my daughters kindergarten class.