Monday, May 31, 2010


As we wind down a beautiful holiday weekend, I am trying to gear up for the work week to come. I had 3 days off last week that were pretty much spent running errands for our weekend celebrations. My Birthday, Anniversary, and Housewarming, all in a one week span. I'm sitting here right now enjoying the delicious taste of bbq. Hubby did his thing on his new gas grill (1st time using one) and my girlfriend Chinita hooked up the yummy sides along with her mom's tasty potato salad.

Friday night, we had a dinner party with some married couple friends of ours and it was too much fun. It made our 10th Anniversary so special. On to the real reason for this post: The favors:

See the video below on how I put these together.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Time to Celebrate!!!!

Yesterday was my Birthday. I had the best time with my Sister-Girls. In honor of my Birthday, my layout over at Platinum Scraps has me embracing this new year. Check out how my fellow designers interpreted this 1 or 2 page sketch.

My friends kidnapped me for dinner at Olive Garden (man, that Grilled Shrimp Caprese was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S) where I cleaned my plate. Next up, we headed across the street to the movies to see Just Wright, followed by dessert at Dairy Queen. I settled in for the evening reading all my cards from family and friends and melted myself to sleep. Ahhhhh..

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Red Hot Mommas. Let me explain Red Hot. It means you have it going on. It means you are balancing being a wife, mother, employee, friend, sister, and in all other aspects of your life!!!

This is a 5X7 Card. The lady and purse were cut from Forever Young. The top note die shape, was cut from the Mother's Day seasonal mini cart. The sweet treat cup is filled with red hot candy. Want to give it a try. Go ahead give it a try and come back and let me know.


As we continue to usher in Spring, we are once again at the door of Prom and Graduation season. I am so proud of my bestest girlfriend, Tricia. Between her busy job (Asst Womens Basketball Coach at Bowie State), Head Coach Changes, active Church life, and heavy family involvment, she managed to complete her Masters Degree in Organization Communication.

It's time to P-A-R-T-Y

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation has come and gone and the last of the lunchboxes to be made are signed, sealed, and delivered. My son's teacher is a scrapper herself and she oohed and ahhed over her lunch tin. It's off to the next adventure for me.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy 10th Anniversary Honey!!!

I told you all a few days ago, that May was my favorite month. So much to celebrate, so much happiness. Hubby and I will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary in a few weeks. I am thrilled to reach this small milestone because marriage is H-A-R-D but so rewarding. I started working on this design last week when my Summer in Paris cricut cartridge arrived in the mail. I knew what I wanted to do and was excited to pull it off. Here's the invite.

Here is how I did it:
1) My gypsy of course.

2) I welded a square from George & Basic Shapes to the building/bridge (is that what that is??) base from Summer in Paris to make the card base. (Silver 10.25 X 5.5)

3) Then I added the couple from Sweethearts and welded them to the base of the card as well.

4) Next, I cut the very intricate lace portion of the building/bridge. What a task. I ended up switching the blade after cutting out 6. It took a while to cut out all 4 on one sheet of 12X12 paper. I still had to take my pic and poke out several of the pieces. (Royal Blue 5.5 X 4.75)

5) Added silver ribbon across the top (using terrifically tacky tape)

6) I cut another set of the couple (black) to make us look cuter. LOL!!!!! And adhered them to the base.

7) Cut the inside and use Word to print all the details.

Shoes for Momma

Next to Diamonds, I hear Shoes are a Mom's best friend. This shoe idea is courtesy of one of my Scrap Sistas. Check out Alice Brown's blog to see her original design. I figured out how to add the fold portion (using George & Basic Shapes, of course) and tadaaa! Here ya go. Thanks again Alice for the wonderful idea.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mother's Day

This weekend, we ushered in my favorite month of the year. MAY!!!!! I'll celebrate Mothers, Life, Love, and a New Home. Please share what you are doing for Mother's Day.

We all know a Supermom in our lives. That person may even be you. A Mother who is always on the go. A Mother who is balancing work, children, spouse, and even some quality time for herself. This week's project is dedicated to YOU!!

Here's Another. This was was done using Once Upon A Princess and Storybook. Let's just hope the kids' God-Mommy doesn't scope out the blog this week. LOL!!! It's full of goodies for her to keep in the car. Her car is black and her favorite color is red.

There is a mirror on the left side and the poem on the right reads:

Godmothers aren't fairies in a tale,
Offering a world that cannot be.
Demand of them glass slippers and they fail,
More likely to do favors naturally.
On them you can depend for a relation:
They offer gifts and guidance with a kiss.
Having taken on the obligation,
Each freely out of love gives what she is.
Real godmothers have no wands or wings,
So they must work with wisdom, love, and things.