Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

This morning I woke up to this


MORE SNOW!! My puppy loves the snow too!


My husband and I celebrated a wonderful Thanksgiving for just the two of us. We made a turkey breast, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (with cream of chicken soup), and stuffing. For dessert I made some homemade chocolate mousse. It was delicious! My husband even said it took him back to the chocolate mousse his grandma used to make. That made me feel great! To top it off we had wine, beer and homemade Irish cream.

When all finished, we like to search the internet for great sales (we are not black Friday shoppers). I have no intention to have a fight or be let down by a sale so we stay home – and shop online. I did make a purchase tonight. I bought a YourStory. I couldn’t help it! It came with tons of goods and it only cost me 29 bucks! That’s it! I am so excited. I already know what I am going to make first, but I can’t tell you just yet. You’ll have to wait and see!

I am so thankful for everyone in my life. I am thankful for my amazing husband who is so gracious to let me be a stay at home wife. I always wish to be able to spend more time with my family, but with our lifestyle its not a possibility.

I am going to craft this weekend. My craft room is a mess right now, which is not at all inspiring, so I need to clean it up and get into the holiday spirit. If all goes well we will put the tree up tomorrow!! Woo Hoo! Its Christmas time!!

Peace. Love. Dove.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Design

I have been playing around with a new design for my blog. I was looking at some thing and realized I bet I could do my own. So I am trying to be creative in a web sense, so please don't mind my mess for the next few weeks. Things may be starting to change (appearance wise) as I am learning along the way!

Peace. Love. Dove.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fussy and Fancy

I am trying to get myself out there. Taking on challenges, making things for friends and family, and hopefully making things for the holiday seasons. I one, do not own any stamps. I have not been into stamping but finding more and more certain stamps could add the right touch to what I want to express. For now, I have included three projects that I feel best represent me. Who I am and what I design.

I am a scrapper. I have made cards, and I have no issues making cards, but my love is in showing off pictures. I take a ton of pictures and am slowly working on putting albums together. To be part of a design team would encourage me to keep going. I am new housewife, and I love it. I am finding more time for me, and more time to scrap.

First Project


Second project


Third project (Which I just posted about, and haven’t sent to my friend yet – oops my bad). But I wanted to show that I can do other things than scrapbooking!


I know I have a ton of room to grow and love coming up with new ideas and ways to use things. I do like to keep things clean, simple, and always a touch of glitter! I hope that Fussy & Fancy give me a chance to be part of their Design Team.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Peace. Love. Dove.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Time for another challenge

I have been stumped on my tree and waiting for some details to be finalized before I start putting it together. So, I decided to do another challenge. I think my favorite challenges are the ones that incorporate color. I have tons of paper, but I thought I would go with my solids on this one. The challenge is PDCC55 from The Play Date Café. The challenge was to include the following colors into something crafty.


So, here is what I ended up making.


I made this for my mom. She is one of my best friends, and the colors reminded me so much of her.


The font is Cricut cartridge Alphalicious, and the flower and writing block are from Hannah Montana. It sounds totally lame, but I love the Hannah Cartridge. It has some super cute graphics (this flower above, a butterfly, guitar). I don’t think I will ever have to use the Hannah graphics, but then again, you never know!!


My pen decided to not like me when I started writing this so it is slightly sloppy. But I do like the homemade look it brings to it. I thought this challenge was fun. I do not own a single stamp (probably cause I can never make up my mind on what I would want), so I keep things simple.

Peace. Love. Dove.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sorority Family Tree

So I am into Genealogy (ok not really) but I do love my sorority family tree! I am trying to make a visual tree so I can I put names a faces together. In total there are 36 of us, here is what I have done.


I want to give everyone a copy.. should I make little booklets?? HELP!

Peace.Love. Dove.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Friends Birthday Present

So, I am so late on my friends birthday. I am not telling who it is, they will find out in a few days when I finally send it in the mail. But I made this totally awesome frame! I used SEI chocolat paper (my absolute favorite). I even do not like the color brown, but I love this paper. I was going to enter it in a challenge, but then realized it was a card challenge using glitter. So – now its just a added to the list of things that I have made!

Here is a pic of the overall frame. (I think I need to find a new photo area!)


Do you wanna see the glitter????


Oh how I LOVE glitter. Here is a close-up on the FRIENDS


I will add a picture and send it to my friend once it dries!

Today I also made a card for my nephew it said LUMBER JACK on it, his name is Jack. I also got him the cutest little outfit with a Lumber Jack shirt and overalls. When I get a picture of him in it, I will post it. He will be ONE in January! OMG! He is so cute!

More to come later. I am starting to make a dress for my friends wedding, I bought all the stuff I think I need for it today, so start on it tomorrow. Fingers crossed that I can do it!

Peace. Love. Dove.