Jan 31, 2012

Kimberly's Spring Fling Blogaversary Hop ~ Flower Magnet Note Board


Welcome to Kimberly's Blogaversary. I'm tired of Winter and thought it was time for a "Spring Fling"!!!. All she asked for the crafters was to do something that reflects birth which is what spring means to me in pastel and floral colors!
We have a wonderful group of sponsors that want to have "Spring" Too..... I would ask that each of you take the time to stop and visit each one of the sponsors. They have graciously donated their talent for this hop.

1. Creative Kut ~ $10 Gift Certificate ~ http://www.creativekuts.com
2. KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ $20 Gift Certificate ~ http://www.kadoodlebugdesigns.com
3. Mickie's CTMH Scrap Corner ~ a CTMH paper pack and some stamping goodies ~ www.littlescrapcorner.blogspot.com
4. Lucy Kelleher ~ Close To My Heart ~ December Stamp of the Month ~ http://love2createitall.blogspot
5. Nikki Schiltz Calmes ~ Paper Piecings by Nikki ~ $25 credit to Paper Piecings by Nikki ~ www.paperpiecingsbyNikki.com
6. Scraptastical Kreations ~ $20 Gift Certificate ~ http://scraptasticalkreations.com

There are a lot great gardeners along the path, so this hop is two days, so sit back, relax and take your time browsing each garden. To be eligible for the blog candy, you must follow Kimberly's blog. Other bloggers may have additional requirements if they offer individual blog candy.
Our Wonderful line up is:

  1. Kimberly Pate
  2. Kari Sanchez
  3. Lisa Peters
  4. Mickie Osmon << COME FROM>>
  5. Audrey Dickinson << YOU ARE HERE>>
  6. Tiffany Grant - Simmons << YOUR NEXT STOP>>
  7. Lynne Kirch
  8. Marleen Gallagher
  9. Pamela Pattison Lash
  10. Tricia Colon
  11. Michele Eickholt
  12. Staci McD
  13. Katie
  14. Lucy Kelleher
  15. Lisa Woodward
  16. Melissa Deuss
  17. Elecia Betts
  18. Leslie Dawn Bigam-Krochta
  19. Mary Finstrom
  20. Christine Oxner
  21. Jessica Owens

I don't want you to miss a single spring project and want you to start at the beginning of the Spring at Kimberly (http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com )
I can hardly believe I have been blogging and showcasing my crafts for a year now!!! I've grown just like spring and learned so much as I have traveled the crafting path. I am sure you will be as impressed with the talent from these crafters as I am.

Here is my project. It is a Magnet Board.
I cut the metal (roofing metal) at 5x7 and a piece of card stock at 5x7. I used Mod to adhere it to the metal. I used some of the flowers that I bought in a tin to make the magnets. I bought some of those metal clip buttons. I used glue dots to adhere the flowers. I punched holes in the top of the board to put the ribbon for hanging. I sanded the edges so there wouldn't be any sharp edges on it all the way around.
I thought this would something that my teenage daughter could hang in her room.

You can make them smaller and had some of those adhesive squares on them and they can hang them up in their lockers at school too.. so many different ideas to them...
Hope you enjoyed my project

Thank you for stopping by and remember "Think Spring" and have that "Spring Fling"!!
Your next stop along the way on the Garden Path is Tiffany Grant-Simmons ~ http://angel4ever-thecraftyteacher.blogspot.com

Sunshine, Raindrop, and Rainbows and Flowers
Audrey Dickinson
(Scrappy EMT)

Jan 28, 2012

Crazy Week!

Happy Weekend Everyone! 

I am sorry I have not posted much this week, but it has been a very long and busy week. I have been helping out with something new that we are trying out at our volunteer ambulance corp. 
I had picked up a couple extra shifts during the day as a 2nd crew ambulance. So this week I ran 4 day shifts and my regular night shift. The day shifts were 12 hours and my night shift was 10 hours. So that lead to a one very long shift Thursday day until Friday night. But every shift I had a great crew on with me. 
We really love what we do and very happy to help others. 

I have been doing a lot of comparing and researching over the past week. I have been considering becoming a Consultant for either Close to My Heart or Stamping Up. Both companies have wonderful product. I enjoy both companies products. But I needed to see which one works the best for me. 
I have doing all my research have decided that I am going to go with "Stampin' Up" . 
So I will be working on getting things all set up shortly. I am excited about this new adventure. I will be posting a link shortly for anyone that is interested in ordering. So watch for some more changes to my blog. 

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! 
I am off to the craft room now. 
Happy Crafting and God Bless! 

Jan 25, 2012

DT Weekly Post : Baby Theme

The Design Team was asked to create something for a baby, they could do a scrapbook layout, card, invite or anything just as long as it was for a baby. 

I think they all did a beautiful job with all their projects. You can click on their links at the bottom of this post and go to their blogs and see what they came up with for this weeks project. 

For me I decided that I wanted to play with my imagine and Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge. 
I have been wanting to try to do one of the babies from that cartridge. So here is what I came up with. I really love how this cute little card turned out. 

Cartridges Used:
Everyday Paper Dolls
Imagine Baby Boutique

I cut the base of the card at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Baby was cut out at 4", baby head was cut out on blackout. 
base layer was cut at 5 1/4" x 4"
2nd layer was cut at 3 3/4" x 5" 
Stripe was cut at 1 1/2" x 3 3/4" 
I used the polka dot Cuttlebug folder for the stripe. 
I used the 1" face stamp from Peachy Keen PK 490 set to stamp the little face. ( I just love those little face stamps) 
I used the imagine for the shape to stamp my little "Welcome Baby" Lite blue was cut @1 1/4" 
White was cut @ 1" 

I love how this little baby boy card turned out. I am giving it to a friend of mine that just had a little baby boy. 

I hope you enjoyed our weekly projects. 
Thank you for stopping by, now please stop by my Design Teams blogs and see what they created for this weeks projects.. 

Happy Crafting Everyone! 
God Bless! 

Jan 24, 2012


Hello Everyone! 

I woke up this morning very sick. I am going to try to work on some projects this morning. I am going to wait on doing the new video until I am feeling better. It is on another cute little Valentine Project, but I am actually going to use it for my daughter's birthday favors in March. 

I got some Happy Mail yesterday. I got a new Imagine Cartridge "Best Friends" and a new set of Peachy Keen Stamps (PK-490) I love the face stamps from Peachy Keen. I am excited to play with them today hopefully. 

Here is a preview of the Valentine Project (this is only a sample) I wanted to make sure everything lined up. I will give full instructions on it after I do the video... 
So hopefully before the end of the week I will be feeling better and be able to do the video. 

Watch for the video coming soon... I love how this turned out and I am excited to share how I made it with everyone. 

Well I am off to try to work on a few little projects and to get some rest and hopefully will be feeling better soon. 

Happy Crafting Everyone! 

Jan 22, 2012

Hosting a Anniversary Blog Hop

Happy Sunday Afternoon Everyone! 

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.
We got some snow this weekend so it has been fun watching the girls play out in the snow. I finally got some pictures of them for their scrapbooks of them playing in the snow.
They want to go out and make snowman today and sledding. 

I have decided that I would like to Host a Blog Hop in March to celebrate my first year of my blog. 
So I looked back at my first post and thought it would be nice to have the theme of the blog hop to be what my first post was. So my first post was two baby cards that I had made and now I look back and see how I have grown from a beginner. 

Details on the Hop: 
Theme: Baby ~ Anything goes 
Date: March 3, 2012 to March 4, 2012
 If you are interested in participating in the hop please email me at scrappyemt@yahoo.com put in the subject line Anniversary Hop
You only have to make one project with the theme if you would like to make more that would be fine too. 
Deadline to sign up for the Hop is February 15, 2012. I would like to send out the line up information in time for everyone. 
Blog candy is not required unless you would like to offer blog candy. 

I am also looking for any sponsors for Anniversary Blog Hop 
If you are interested in being a sponsor please contact me at scrappyemt@yahoo.com  in subject line Sponsor for Hop. Please send all your contact information and etc. 
In return we will add a link to your blog, shop and etc on our blog . 

Thank you for all support to all my followers and to my Design Team. 

Remember to check back often for our Weekly and Monthly Design Team Post. Starting in February I will be posting a sample of the Design Teams Projects here with links to their blogs for you to stop by their blogs and check out all their projects and etc. 
I have a wonderful and very talented Design Team. Each one of them brings something different to the team. 
Thank you Ladies! 

Also watch for more blog hops coming soon. In April I am looking at doing another one " Your Hero" it can be a police officer, Firefighter, Parent, Friend, Sibling and ETC. I would like to show our appreciation . 

Thank you and Happy Crafting! 
Be Safe and God Bless!

Jan 19, 2012

DT Weekly Project: Celebrations

Good Morning Everyone! I hope everyone is doing well on this beautiful Thursday morning. 

I made an oops and was supposed to post this yesterday for the Design Teams Weekly Post, but I kind of lost a day. Sorry about that. 
It has been a crazy week around here lately. We had a School Delay on Tuesday and then I have been on Ambulance Duty Day Crew for the past week too and tonight I have my regular shift on the Ambulance. So a little off this week. 

For this weeks DT Post, I asked the design team to Create something with the theme Celebrations. They had to create a something for decorations, party favors and etc. They all did an awesome job with their projects. I can't wait for you all to see what they have come up with ... 
I am still working on mine cause like I said I am a little behind..... 

I will update this post with my project shortly, but meantime please stop by the Design Teams Blogs and see what they have created this week and please comment on their post.

Here is my Update!

I made this framed " FAMILY" for a Table Center Piece.
I used a frame that I got at the dollar store and painted it black.
Cartridges I used: Flower Shoppe
I cut the flower pieces out at 1 3/4", 1 1/4" and the spiral part at 1 1/2"
I inked the edges with some of Tim Holtz Walnut Ink
I cut the leaf out at 1 3/4" and inked the edges and I used a ball tip tool and made the veins in the leaves and then I inked them to highlight them.
I cut the word " FAMILY" out of vinyl on my gypsy
Paper is from Michael's one of their packs of 8 1/2 x 11. ( I just really love that paper)
This would be great to use at Family Reunions or Some type of Family Gatherings, you could even just hang it up on the wall too.... I am going to make some more of these for myself to hang up.... add some ribbon to the top of it for hanging to add that more antique look too it, which I am thinking I might do...

I hope you enjoyed seeing all the great Projects that the Design Team showed you all today and Happy Crafting... 

Reminder: I am doing a "Giveaway" on my Facebook Page. Once I reach 200 Likes (Fans) I will randomly pick a Winner. The Winner will receive a set of my own Glimmer Spray. So come on by and share ... and be entered in the Giveaway... I am so excited about this ..

Happy Crafting Everyone! 

Jan 18, 2012

Giveaway Coming Soon

Hello Everyone! 
Hope everyone is doing good and have a nice week. 

I have been a little busy this week. I have been doing some extra volunteer shifts with the Ambulance Corp this week. Monday the kids had a Delay for school due to the snow that we got over night so they were really excited to see some snow, even though it didn't last too long. 
But just heard we have more coming in starting tomorrow til Saturday morning. 

Well I have been thinking and I have decided that I am going to do a Giveaway on my Facebook Page. I am going to giveaway a set of 3 of my Glimmer Sprays once I reach 200 Likes on my Facebook Page. So if you are not already a fan come on over and click Like for a chance to Win a set of Glimmer Sprays. Each bottle is 3 oz. 
Click the link below to go to

Tomorrow is also our weekly DT Posting, so stop back by tomorrow to see what the Design Team has been up too. They have been very busy coming up with their projects. 

Tomorrow's post will have Linky spot for the Design to post their links to their projects on their blogs so please stop by each one of their blogs and see some of their other projects.

Well back to the craft room now! 
Happy Crafting Everyone! 
God Bless!

Jan 16, 2012

Mommy and Daughter Time

Hello Everyone! 
This weekend I have taken well needed Mommy and Daughter time with my wonderful daughters. We spent the days relaxing and thinking of projects we could do and watching tv. It was wonderful. 
Today there is no school and we spent most of the day in the craft room finishing cutting out all the pieces for their Valentine Kiss Treat Cards and now we are working on a Valentine Banner that we are going to hang up. 
They have been a great help making the banner they picked out the colors and now I am putting it all together for them..my youngest is going to pick out the ribbon that we are going to use on it too... 

I will post pictures later of the banner. 
Here are my 2 younger daughters just hanging out in the craft room. 

They were even playing hairdresser while they were waiting ... 

Well here is something that hubby and I were working on the other night. He just added the dowels for me today. Someone on facebook posted a video of this ribbon holder that was made out of Foam Board, hot glue and dowels.. I thought well isn't that neat and not too expensive and that would work to get some more of ribbons out of totes and that are just sitting on a shelf. 
It turned out alright not perfect but it works. As soon as I can find the link to the video I will post it . I made mine much smaller than the one on the video cause I have very limited space in my craft room. 

Well I am back off to the craft room with the girls to finish up our banner and have some more crafty fun with them. 

Happy Crafting Everyone!!!! 

Jan 13, 2012

Glimmer Sprays

Hello Everyone! 
Hope you all had a wonderful Friday. I know I had a very busy day and I am finally home with my girls and we are just looking through the newest cricut magazine and looking for some inspiration for this crafty weekend my daughters and I have planned. 
I love crafting with my children and teaching them new things.. 

Tomorrow I have planned to work on their scrapbooks with them and then I am going to be working on a few new Glimmer Spray Colors.. We are going to be adding them to our Etsy Shop this weekend. I am so excited about this and love our Glimmer Spray.

Currently we have one Set of Glimmer Spray available at our Etsy Shop. Love the colors they are screaming "Spring Time" . 
You can find them at 

So stop by and check out the shop. We are still adding new things and very excited about Our Etsy Shop.

I have a very busy weekend planned. As of Monday I start a new shift with the Ambulance Corp and adding a few more days to my volunteer schedule. I am excited and nervous. But I do really enjoy what I do. 

Well it is getting late and it is time for me to head to bed. 
We do also have plans to do another video this weekend. So we will see how the weekend goes and hopefully we will be able to get everything done that we have planned... 

Happy Crafting and Good Night! 

Jan 11, 2012

DT Post: Use Red, PInk, Green and Yellow UPDATED!

Good Morning Everyone! 

Today the DT had a challenge of having to use these four colors in the project.. .They have all done a wonderful job with it and they have all come up with some really wonderful projects... Now me on the other hand well I still haven't come up with anything, but I am working on it right now... LOL.. They could create anything as long as all four colors were in the project..

Below you will see the Mr.Linky and they are adding their post there, so just click on their Link and go and see what each one of them have come up with...

To My DT you all did such a wonderful job with meeting this challenge... Thank you ... You all Rock!!!!

Ok Here is my DT Challenge Project for today... I used my imagine to create this adorable Little Owl Card. I used " Create A Critter Cartridge and Imagine More Cartridge" . I had a very hard time coming up with something to make for this Challenge but I did.... I really like how it turned out.. I think I am going to give this card to my mom, she loves Owls and anything hand made...

I have won a reward

The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note.

Kimberly Pate who honored me with this award. I am pleased to now pass it on to 5 Wonderful People who have inspired me. 

www.scrappyrae.blogspot.com - Rachel
www. flowersbylaura.blogspot.com -  Laura
www.teeniescrapper.blogspot.com - Katelyn
www.callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com - CallyAnn

Here are the rules:

1- Choose FIVE up and coming blogs to award the Liebster to. Blogs must have less than 200 followers.

2- Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

3- Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites.

Thank you to Kimberly for sending this to me and continuing to inspire me as well as these 5 other ladies... I have so many of you that continue to inspire me each and every day that I wish I could give you this award too... 

Happy Crafting... 

Jan 10, 2012

Laid Back Tuesday

Hello Everyone! 
Today ended up being a laid back day for me. I wanted to get so much done today, but well it did not work out that way. I was up late last night due to a Structure Fire that our Fire Department had and I was out in the cold weather until almost midnight. So today just wanted to relax and stay warm. 
Thankful no one lived in the building, it was an abandon building, back in 1896 it was the original Fire Department building, then it became a 5 and dime candy store, then it was a Restaurant. The building was full of history and I remember when it was a candy store and I used to go there when I was a kid. But as time went by it just became an old abandon building, it is sad to see a place that is full of history be destroyed by fire. It is a shame.

So today I just sat and relaxed and stay warm. 
I did do some things. I made up a set of my Glimmer Sprays. I will be selling them in sets of three. I love how my Glimmer Sprays just add so much extra life to some of my flowers and tags and etc... 
I will be offering the first Set for $9.00 + S/H. 
Colors are: Hauser Light Green, Grape Purple, and Desert Turquoise. 
If you are interested in buying a set please email with your name, address, email address. I will send you an invoice for it, and then you can make payment through paypal. The total cost will be $13.95 including S/H.

Well It is time for me to head back into the craft room and work on the girls Valentine's Day Cards. 

P.S. We will also be working on another new video coming this weekend. And tomorrow is My DT Challenge Post, so please stop on by and check out what the team as to share.. they are working on a some really wonderful projects... 

Happy Crafting! 

Jan 8, 2012

Valentine's Kiss Treat Card

Hello Everyone! 
I have made my first video. I apologize now for it being a little out of focus and being so nervous. 

I made this cute little card for my daughters to give to their classmates for Valentine's Day. I designed it all on my gypsy this morning and thought they were so adorable. 

Cartridges I used: 
Cake Basics : for the Scallop
George : for the rectangle and the hearts
Life's a Party for the Card Base

Card Base Cut at 2.5 H x 3.88W 
Hearts: Shadow - 1.50 H x 2 W      top-1.42 H x 1.81W
Strip: 3.5H x 1.60W
Scallop Circle: 1"H x 1.08 W 

I also used my Peachy Keen face stamps. I love the face stamps. 

I hope all enjoyed my first video and I will be making some more and I know I will get better with them. Thank you everyone and Happy Crafting! 

Jan 7, 2012

Link Up

Hello everyone
I am so happy that you all came by today and met my new design team. I am excited about this new adventure and can't wait to see what else my design will come up with every week.. I am already starting on my next projects and I know a few of them already have their next projects in the works too.
I am finding everyone on the team so helpful and will to jump right in and help out. Thank you all of you for helping me take this new adventure...

I would like to see what everyone has been up too. I love seeing what everyone has created and learning new things so if you would like please share .

I would like to do a little link up ... if you would like to share your link please enter it below...

Jan 6, 2012

Welcome to Our DT Introduction

Hello Everyone and Thank you for coming and Meeting my new Design Team. 
I am so excited about this new adventure and I am so glad to have each one this very talented ladies to take this new adventure with me. 

I have asked them to do a little project and to tell a little about themselves. 
One of My team members was unable to be apart of this and I would like everyone to take a second and send prayers to her and her beautiful son. They need all the thoughts and prayers. Her 2 yr old son is very ill. 
Thoughts and Prayers to Melissa Pinter and Ethan. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers. Sending Hugs. 
She is a very strong and loving person and I wish there was more I could do for her right now. 

So I would like to introduce my wonderful Design Team: 

Made this adorable card. Please stop on by her blog to find out more about her and her other beautiful projects. 
This card is just too cute. I love it. 

She used "Forever Young and Gypsy Wanderings Font" to create this beautiful Scrapbook Page for her daughter. 
She is a working mom of 3 children. She has been scrapbooking and paper crafting for 15 years. Stop on over at her blog to see more of her beautiful projects. 

She used CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge to make this beautiful wreath. She cut them at 3 1/2 inches. 
Stop by her blog to get the rest of the information on this beautiful Wreath. I really like this wreath. 

She used the Imagine Cartridge " Imagine More" to make this beautiful Scrapbook Layout. Stop on by her blog for more of her beautiful projects. 


She used " Flower Shoppe Cartridge" 
She just received this cartridge and she is falling in love with it. It is so versatile. ( I have to agree, one of my favorites)
Stop on by her blog and she all her other beautiful projects. 

She used " Baby Steps" 
This is a work in progress. 
It is an adorable little baby scrapbook page that she is making for a first time mom. 
Stop on by her blog. She is new to blogging. 

This is so adorable. I love it. 
Stop by and check out more of her beautiful projects. 





Please give a nice big welcome to my Wonderful Design Team...

Now onto my Introduction Project. 

I have been wanting to sit and play with my imagine since it came in. So here is my first project using my imagine, Bloom (imagine cartridge) and Flower Shoppe. 

Thank you all for joining us today and welcoming each one of the DT members. They are all very talented and each one is an asset to the team. Thank you to each and everyone of you for being a big part of making this adventure fun and exciting. 

Stop back by and see what the team has to show you all... Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting... 

Happy Friday

Hello Everyone! Hope everyone is have a wonderful day. So what is everyone up to this weekend. I am planning on spending good part of the weekend in my craft room. I so want to play more with my imagine and work on a video. I am working on what I want to do my first video on. I know it is going to be something simple and quick as it is going to be my first video. 

So far today I have changed the look of my Blog and I am so loving the new look. 

Tomorrow is the Day that my wonderful Design Team will have its first posting... I am so excited everyone is so talented and each one brings a different level and creativity to the team. I would like to say thank you ladies. 
Tomorrow's posting from the Design Team will be a introduction of themselves and a sample of their work. 
I am so happy to have each one of them with me on this new adventure. 

Well it is time for me to get back in the craft room and get some crafting done... 

I hope you all have a great day and wonderful weekend. 
Hope to see you all tomorrow ... Come on by and welcome my wonderful design team. 

Jan 4, 2012

My Crafting Space

Changing of Craft Room

I have been a little busy the past couple of days. I had to make some changes to my Crafting Space to make a home for my Imagine. 
So my hubby and I started dismantling my room. 
We moved everything around and went through alot of the old stuff that was in the room that was either not worth saving or stuff that was just not needed anymore. 
I am a quilter, embroiderer, paper craftier and etc. So there was a lot of stuff. 
We moved here last year and we pretty much threw my crafting space together to get back up and running. And we just got to the point where we never really did anything to it after that, but the other day I was sitting in the kitchen I said it is not going to work anymore and we needed to get in there and do something with it. Nothing was organized and stuff was hanging off the shelves. 
I should have taken pictures of it before we started. But I was just so disguised with it and wanted it to get done. My Crafting space is right off my Kitchen and you have to walk through it to get the living room. So I wanted to figure out a way to make it so it was a little closed off to the living room but enough for the kids to walk through to go watch tv or etc. 

Well enough of me explaining, Here are the pictures of it for right now. It is so much cleaner and organized than it was and I am very happy with it. 

 E2 Table/Desk

 My Desk and work area

Imagine area and printer area and another work area.. 
( the stuff on the floor won't be there) 

Thank you for stopping by! 

Well now time to get to crafting and making a mess!!! Hahaha!!! 
More work to the crafting space soon!!!! 

Happy Crafting ! 

Jan 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a great time. 
We spent the night at home with a couple of friends and our beautiful daughters. I love bringing in the new year at home with my family. 
This is the first year that we actually had any friends over for the New Year and I really enjoyed it. 

I am excited about 2012. I have started my own Design Team and I have some very talented ladies on the team and each one brings a different style to the craft. I am excited to have each one of them take this new adventure with me. 

I have a Team Member that is going through a rough time right now and I would like to ask everyone if you could please keep her son, her and the family in your thoughts and prayers, please. Her son is only 2 years old and in critical condition. Thank you!!! 

I am also proud to be apart of another Design Team and excited to get started. I love my crafting and sharing with others.
So come and check out this other group of talented crafters... 

It is going to be a fun and crafty year 
Alot of new and exciting things happening. 

I have also opened a Shop on Etsy. I will post the link later to the store .. please stop by and check it out. 

Well it is time for me to end this post and head to bed. I have a very busy day tomorrow. 

Happy New Year and Happy Crafting! 
Stay Safe!


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