Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring IS coming, can golfing be far behind?

Winner of the Fabulous and 50 blog hop is

Riley's Custom Creations.   YAAAAAAAAAA Congrats, send me an email at so I can send you your winnings.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

On a roll with the crafting this week

I wanted to make a special card for Lance and Robin, but I wanted to play with shrinky dinks, hmmmmmmmm what to do?

Combine them both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I used to my Gypsy as I knew I wanted to hide lots of little lines, so with the Dreams Come True cartridge I laid out Jasmine and her man at 9 inches, hide all contours and then added the circle from French Manor to his head and welded.  I cut this from the shrink material.

Next I "cut" the same image only using markers this time on white paper

Then I laid the shrink material on top of the markered image and with a fine tip black marker copied all the interior lines, then flipped it over and used markers to fill in the colors, then baked the happy couple until they were done.  Looking back now I see that I didn't quite come line to line on some, but I am still happy.

Then I used DCT again to cut the phrase, shadow and layers at 3 inches.  Paper is from the Far East DCWV stack.  The key chain is mounted with a big glue dot for easy removal.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fabulous and 50 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fabulous & 50 Blog hop in honor of Angela's BIG 50.

I hear that Angie is giving away a wonderful cartridge as blog candy, and to help her celebrate, I will be giving one random person 5 tubs of Sparkle Glitter Fluff (think Flower Soft with glitter ooooooooooo ahhhhhh) just make sure to leave a comment before heading to  Janice's blog

Angie -
Dawn -<---YOU ARE HERE
Janice -
Normea -
Nancy -
Michelle -
Barb -
Debbie -
Marcia -
Veronica -
TinaGale -
Monique -

If you are here for Angie's Paper Passion's 50th Birthday Blog Hop and you have just come from visiting Angela's blog then you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to and start at the beginning.

In honor of Angie's birthday we will be showing you a variety of party themed items.
I have a two page layout to share with you all today.
I made this for Drew's first birthday, which was in December (yep it was high time I got around to scrapping some of those pics).
I used the Cricut Expression, various DCWV stacks and the Sassafras Bungle Jungle papers.  The banner was cut at 1.5 inches from MS All Occasions Cake Cart, the highchair baby is from A Child's year at 3.5 inches, Balloons are from Simply Charmed cut from 1 in to 2.5 in., Presents are from Pooh and Friends cut at various sizes.  The journal mat was just eyeballed and cut with paper trimmer and I also used the Stampin Up ticket punch on the corners.
Misc. ribbons were used through out, lots of pop dots used on this layout.  By clicking on any of the photos you can see a larger image.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Blog hop to help a friend celebrate HER BIG 50

Next Saturday (Feb 26th ) I will be helping Angela celebrate her birthday, along with a whole host of wonderful folks, please come back to see what we do.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy boys

No words really needed.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mid Michigan swarm

Home and trying to unpack, of course the boys seen their new stash and my stuff took a back seat soon LOL

I wish I had gotten more pictures but I was having too much fun.  I hope the others post soon.  Now of course it didn't go off without a hitch or two but I think it was great all in all and whenever you have a chance to meet the best people on the planet, well it's always great.
And so it begins, Janice made it to the hotel before me and I let her know Provo Mike was in the house, a few minutes later this is what I get

Me and Grannyemjay made it finally

Mike was the ultimate in customer service, just not sure who for?  Provo Craft or Ramada Lansing?

Then it was off to a nice dinner (hmmmmmmmmm birthday dinner?) with Mike and his harem

then back to the hotel to disturb all the other guests in the hallway

next onto the swarm, of course here is what happens on the morning AFTER with the Wine Lady, she had turned into the Scraf Lady

Various shots from setting up to enjoying all the folks and info Mike had to share with us

and finally all good things must come to an end.  And the Nurse must take a nap now, I will try to come back later and update with names on all the pictures.