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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Winner winner chicken dinner !!!

Look what I WON!!!!!

From a very special friend and fellow blogger!!!!!

As a recipient of The Versatile Blogger Award, there are 3 rules to follow…
  1. Thank the person who awarded you.
  2. Tell 7 things about yourself that your readers may not know.
  3. Award 7 other bloggers with this award.
(1) I want to accept this honor with great pleasure from a 
dear friend ...
THANKS SO MUCH ...ANGIE (@   http://atuttletime.blogspot.com )
She is the sweetest and most genuine person I know. 

(2) 7 things ...huh????  I'm not sure if I have 7 things that
people don't already know about me.... but here goes....

1. I love horror flicks......Freddie is my fave of all time!!!!

2. I really don't like any dark chocolate.....white chocolate is my fave.


3. LOVE me some Coffeeeeeeeee !!!!

4. I'm a paper ho.....any kind, any size, any shape, any color !!!!

5.  I abhor seafood, of any kind.....bleccchhh!!!

6. I would love to be on TV one day!!!!!!

And last; but certainly, not least....Number 7.

A nephew and I were having this discussion recently about getting older/old and we both said that we were actually loving it.  I turned 50 yrs. old this year and have never had a birthday yet that I wasn't excited over!! 

So, #7 is loving getting old!!!!

OK, enough about me.....now I have to pick 7 blogs that I adore to give this award to....

Stef @ glitterbabe greetings  -  she's a hoot and a half!!!!
Haunted Design House  -  from my list you already know I love horror.
Gale @ The Happy Stamper  -  I just love her accent!!!!
3 sisters @ Eighteen 25  - they have some of the cutest stuff.
Mark Montano @ Big-Ass blog  -  love his DIY projects.
Donna @ Popsicle Toes  - her 3-d cards are the awesome-ness.
Madison @ Funky Cards  -  Love this young girl's craftiness!!!!

Well, I think I hit all the bases.  Thanks again Angie!!!!!

Until later, award winners.......Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Test those Ta ta's !!!

Thought you guys would like to know about the 
great commitment that EXPRESSIONS VINYL is offering in honor 
of ta ta awareness!!!!

Read the statement below.

October is breast cancer awareness month. We commend the
courage of ALL those who have fought or are fighting this
battle. We have all been affected by it in some way.
As a business we want to show our support again this year.
We will donate 10% of all sales on Saturday, October 22 and
Sunday, October 23 to Susan G. Komen for the cure. Further,
if you simply comment PINK in the comments section of your
checkout, we will include a 6"x12" sheet of pink vinyl for
Together we can make a difference.

If you would like to help out, just click on the link at the top right.

or HERE !!!!

Until later, ta ta testers.........Gotta split....TFL!!!!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I see the light ......

What do all of these things have in common????


I had a the proverbial light go off in my head....Bwahahahahaha!!!
{By baby brother called then Einstein moments...}

Keep looking and you'll see the light too!!!

After I gathered all my supplies together, I got busy......
(candlesticks were purchased from HL, the globes were re-purposed
from an old ceiling fan that we replaced) 

First, I painted the candlesticks and let them dry.  Then I adhered the globes to the candlesticks.  In less than 1 hr.(most of the time was waiting on the glue to dry) and I could see the light!!!!

(Before lighting)

Ta daaaaaa!!!!

 This is in our main bathroom. 
This is where they will reside until I change it again. 
 {Everytime the hubs comes home he says 
he has to look around 'cause its always different.} 
I have his and hers sinks and a large space in between.
  I also made the birdhouse creation that you see also.  

Hope you could see the LIGHT too!!!!!!

Until later, lights of my life.....Gotta split....TFL!!!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Have I told you how much I love vinyl....???

I thought today I was just recap some vinyl projects that 
I have created since getting my first Cricut.

Shirt I made for my hubs..... using heat transfer t-shirt vinyl.
(See out last name is Rood and he thought this was hilarious.)

Stockings; again using heat transfer vinyl

We made t-shirts for out scrapbooking group....the "Scrap-n-ista's"
Heat transfer vinyl

Now on to the wall vinyl projects....
This is in our hallway.

This is above the headboard in our bedroom...

This is in our daughters room.....she loves everything Paris.

We can't forget the vinyl on my car.....
My niece and I created these for the scrap group as well.....

Look at my cute family.....

Don't forget the most recent project on the post below.....
the stairs leading back to the real world from my sanctuary studio.

If you want to give the vinyl a try....its super simple.
Just click on the Expressions Vinyl link on the top of my right sidebar to 
order and get started.....

Until later, vinylettes.......Gotta split.....TFL!!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Stairway to .....reality....????

Not sure about the rest of you, but when I'm in my studio 
(aka laboratory...money pit... dubbed many names by many people);
 I get lost into a fantasy world of color, imagination, playtime.....etc.......
I can just go down into my studio and breathe, its my escape; not that I have a very stressful life. But, its just my way of relaxing and enjoying time by myself.

I received my new E2 yesterday and this is the first project that came to mind.  

These stairs are a little worse for wear...though they look great in this photo.  They have a few scuff marks, paint drippings, scratches, you name it.  So, I decided to give them a little make-over.

(This is what I see when I'm heading back into the real world)

 This is after a little color was applied....
Nice....but not quite finished.
(You can see the color matches my studio)

Now this is an eye opener!!!!!
(I {heart} it)

I cut the wording from vinyl using the Cricut Alphabet cartridge 
that came installed in my new E2 at 4".

It pretty much sums it up!!!!!

{I'm thinking I might add more images to the rest of the stairs....
what do you guys think???}

If you need to order vinyl look on my right side bar (on top).
Click on Expressions Vinyl and it will take you straight there. 
It has any kind of vinyl you want and at very reasonable prices.

Until later, my fellow dreamers......Gotta split......TFL!!!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Winner winner zombie dinner......

Winner from the trick or treat blog hop HERE.....

get on your feet and get ready to applaud....

the winner is.........

Natasha, if you could send me your snail mail to my email 
(please put "zombie dinner" in the subject ),
 I will send out a surprise package to you.

In the case that Natasha doesn't contact me within 2 days;
 I will pick a new winner.

This was a lot of fun and hope everyone enjoyed it at much as I did!!!!

Until later, treats......Gotta split......TFL!!!!!!

ETA:  Natasha has contacted me and
 I will be sending out her pkg. tomorrow. 

Can't see the forest for the trees....

one tree anyway....and what a beautiful tree it is.

I love trees, they are so majestic, reaching up to the sky like they are trying to touch the clouds. 

This cut is from Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge. 
 It has something for all seasons on it (hence the name).
  If you need to order this cartridge (and they have three other carts. to choose from as well) you can contact my niece HERE

Also, I inked around the edges some and did some layering, added a few half pearls(ornaments) and its finished.

This is my creation for the challenge at My Pink Stamper blog. 

Well, I hate for you to 'leaf', but 'branch' out and give this challenge a try. 

Until later,my little acorns.......Gotta split......TFL!!!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hoppin' into Halloween

{knock knock}
Who's there?
Phillip who?
Phillip my bag of candy!!!!

Boy do we have some eye candy for you !!!

Just look below and you'll see the great line-up of hoppees.....
but first let me tell you about my little treat.

I started off with a set of pre-packaged cards with these super cute polka dots.
I stamped the sentiment with a $1 clear mini set from Inkadinkado on a scrap and cut it with scissors (kinda wonky).

The pink monster is from Mini Monster cricut cartridge (pg. 38). I cut only the base shadow (black) and the base image (pink).  Then, I punched the holes in the pink layer using a crop-a-dile...both size holes.
I cut some smaller pieces of yellow to place between the pink and black layers to show through the punched holes.
I wanted a very impressive mouth, I grabbed my Fiskars lip punch and it was perfect.  I layered the mouth on using dimensionals.

I glued on some tiny googly eyes on the cute pink trick or treater and I added a few on the card base itself (on some random pink dots).

Now, you get to see more treats .....
your next stop is Natasha

But just in case you get lost on the way........ 
Here's the list of houses blogs you get to trick or treat at....

Blog Hop Line Up:

(1) Angie: TuttleTime, http://atuttletime.blogspot.com/ 

(2) Sarah: Simply Sarah, http://simplyshaddock.blogspot.com/

(3) Crystal: Rustic Daisy, http://rusticdaisy.blogspot.com/

(4) Natasha: Crafting With Natasha,http://craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com/

(5) Monica: Scraps 2 Treasure, http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/

(6) Elaine: Expressions by Elaine,http://ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com/

(7) Mary: Mare Bear Scraps, http://marebearscraps.blogspot.com/

(8) Wendy: http://gilbyscraftster.blogspot.com/

(9) Theresa: http://www.TheScrapbookingQueen.com/

(10) Shar:  http://scrapendipity.blogspot.com/

Didn't think I would let you leave without a treat, did ya???

I'll pick a winner for a special treat, (its a surprise).....
all ya gotta do is leave comment and a way I can get in touch with you.

Until later, tricksters......Gotta split....TFL!!!!!