Monday, January 31, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #45

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #45
January 31--Support The Cause:
Make a project in honor of a cause near and dear to you or a loved one's heart  

I used the Sweethearts cartridge to make this puppy for a thinking of you card. 
Make A Child Smile: (From their site) The purpose of MACS is to tell stories of children battling serious illnesses and then give our website visitors the opportunity to mail a cheery card/letter and/or gift to brighten their day. 

What a great way to send some cheery cards to children that would love to receive them!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pluff Mudd Love

Are you ready for Valentine's Day??!
I had the opportunity to work with digital images from Pluff Mudd Studio, and oh what fun!
They are easily printable and have a ton of uses. My 4 year old even completed his valentines for school. I folded some scrap paper, and had him glue the images, and add sticker hearts where he wished.
xoxo -Val

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Exciting News!!

I am super excited to be a part the new design team over at These Are a Few of My Favorite Things!! I have to say when I started scrapbooking and getting into the online scrap world about four years ago, I have met some of the best, genuine, friendly giving people- and Julie tops that list! I am really honored to be a part of the team:)

And, this card was published back in the September issue of CARDS magazine. It was my first "official" publication, so I was really proud of it. I have a few more things in the summer being published...and am really trying to submit more!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

These are a Few of My Favorite Quotes!

I scrapped over the weekend, and was able to complete a layout for the current challenge over at These are a Few of My Favorite Things. I will have to say that I love to say it's all good, and totally thought of that Christmas morning when the kids were just playing around with their new toys. Happy times!


This week GYSO is sponsored by The Cutting Cafe! The spinner on my layout came from one of their images. I added a an arrow to the center of the spinner so it really moves:) I love their images!!
 The winner this week will get 3 digi images of their choice.  Be sure to play along for your chance to win!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Curly Q

Back in business! My new computer is finally internet ready/set thanks to my tech savvy husband. Now I just have to re-upload a ton of programs and bookmarks. But, that can wait till later.
Last weekend I wanted to take some pictures of Audrey all dolled up. And after all that, my favorite picture was her in the curlers! She loves to wear nail polish, lotion, and doesn't mind getting her hair done. I think I have a girly girl on my hands:) Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Here is the winner of the CSN Stores giveaway:
traciet- I love Dove chocolate!
Congrats! I have your email and will send you the info:)

My laptop kicked the bucket today...I had it for over 5 years, it was a good run. The hubby is now setting up a new desktop for me- yay!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Let's Make Leggings

 I wanted to share with you a tutorial on how to make leggings for your little one. Or, this makes a great gift!

 Take a pair of knee high socks...Most discount stores have them. Target and Wal Mart always have a great holiday selection.

 Now cut the feet part off. Right at the ankle.

I know there are different ways to finish off the bottom of the leggings. I take some embroidery thread and do a running stitch to tuck the unfinished edge.
I always keep an eye out for these socks after a holiday, you can sometimes find them for fifty cents or a dollar. 
Thanks for joining me in this tutorial!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #43

Challenge #43
The challenge for the week over at Fantabulous Cricut is- Sweet Shop:
Incorporate something "sweet" on your project (i.e. ice cream, candy, lollipop, cake, dessert, etc.)
I decided to make a little heart lollipop for my card. Figure it would have less calories than the real thing ;) The heart is from Create a Critter. I recently ordered some Hero Arts stamps. I was in sore need of some sentiments for my cards, and they had quite a selection. Happy Monday!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Giveaway Time!

 CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from stylish Modern dining room furniture to cute cookware to chic lighting pieces. How would you like to win a $50 gift certificate to use as you wish on any of their 200+ websites? This contest is open to US and Canadian residents. 

All you have to do is leave a comment, and I would love to know what you favorite Valentine candy is! For an extra entry become a follower, or let me know if you already are one:)

I will choose a random winner on January 19th in the evening. 
Good luck!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Favorite Scrapper and a Winner

Here is the random winner of some scrapping goodies:
 I will send you an email to get some details from you:)
Thanks everyone for playing along, I will have another SUPER giveaway very soon.

And finally, I was so excited to do the latest challenge over at These Are a Few of My Favorite Things. It was about your favorite scrapper. I will have to say that I just love Debee Campos style! Her stitching, paint use, and colors are always so pretty.

Later Gators!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Here is my layout for Get Your Sketch On. They have a great prize up for grabs for this one:) Happy Monday!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Some Giveaways!

This is awesome- Over at Get Your Sketch On! There is a contest where you could win a $100 gift certificate to a store of your choice!! Details are HERE, and make sure you mention my name as a referral :) I would really appreciate it!

Last week my hubby painted his office, and it got me itching to do a good clean out of a few rooms. It turned into a week long project, but it was really worth it.
So... I have a few goodies to giveaway!! A couple of mini books, lots of tags, some papers, and even a little tin mailbox to decorate for Valentine's day. And, all packed in an adorable reusable lunch bag. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and I will pick a random winner next Tuesday night. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Snowman Fun Feature

Yesterday I did a little instructional over at Pluff Mudd Studio, on building a snowman that won't melt!! Check it out HERE :) It is snowman themed couple of weeks over at Pluff Mudd, with some great giveaways and ideas.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #41

Challenge #41 for Fantabulous Cricut is:
Snowy Delights:
Create a project incorporating snow or snowflakes.

I have had this photo for almost a year...It really reminded me of The Christmas Story, Audrey all bundled up and hardly able to move! I used Doodlecharms for the snowflakes, and Gypsy Wanderings for the title. 
This past week has really been cold out here in Phoenix, we have even had a little bit of snow, not used to that! Happy January everyone:)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Get Your Sketch On News!

I am excited to share some fun news!! Can't wait to get to know this wonderful group of ladies, and Get Your Sketch On :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January Scrapbook Sussies

Happy New Years!! Just wanted to pop in and show you some pages and cards made with the January Scrapbook Sussies kit. I also wanted to let you know that there is allot happening over at Scrapbook Sussies, there is a great loyalty program that starts in January AND there are some special packages that go on sale tomorrow that are a super deal! The post is HERE with all the info.