Thursday, December 17, 2009

Very Merry Christmas

I did this for the BAP December challenge over at the Prima site! Added a ton of goodies on this one!!Used some of last year's Christmas papers on this too! My daughter and grandson's with their Christmas tree last year!! Their cabin is in the woods, so they just cut it out of the front yard!! Pretty darn handy when your vacation home is "litteraly" in the woods!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by! Teresa

Monday, December 14, 2009


Ran across this picture from my son's wedding last summer!! They had it here, an outdoor wedding in August, and it was awesome!! It was so relaxed, yet beautiful at the same time!! I will have to load a few of the lo's I did here on my blog!! It was an awesome wedding!! That's my son in law, myself, and one of our neighbors in pic!! I used October afternoon papers on this one! Distressed them, did my scalloped edges, made the title letters, and also that "ribbon flower!" Was a fun little flower to make out of the left over papers!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by!! Teresa

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Miss You

This lo is of our Lab "Katie", who we lost almost 11 years ago, but it seems like just yesterday! She was such an awesome friend, and so intelligent! We had taught her so many tricks, she was so amazing! I cannot believe the hole it leaves in your heart when you loose such a friend as her! This picture brings back so many memeories. I used the Graphic 45 papers for this one too, for my guest design spot on their site! Did some cut work on this, made the herts and title letters and lots of layers! Thanks so much for stoppin' by! Teresa

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Winter (Guest Design for G45)

This is another lo for last month's guest design spot at Graphic 45!! I so love those papers! This is my youngest grandson last winter during one of our many "snow" storms!! Look how pink his little cheeks are, but he loves it out there!! Made all the flowers on this and the title letters too!! did alot of distressing also! I love adding gingham ribbon, I feel it helps add to the vintage feel!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by and takin' a peek!! Teresa

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Letter (From guest design spot @ G45)

This is a picture of my two grandson's mailing their letter to Santa last year! I so love this picture that my daughter captured of the moment!!I used Snow Tex on this, added the Music ribbon, the foliage, made title letters, and also made that flower out of lace!! Another design for Graphic 45!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by and taking a peek!! Teresa

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Card & Envelope made for my Guest Design spot @ G45!

I made this for an altered object for my guest design spot at Graphic 45 last month!! Made a bunch of lo's and altered items that I will load periodically and share with you!! Was fun using all their new that vintage style that Graphic 45 offers!! I made the bows and swirls out of the G45 paper, and added some Snow Tex to make it feel even more like Christmas!! Thanks for stoppin by and taking a look!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


I love this picture of my two kids, taken so many years ago!! I think Tracy has something, and she's getting ready to share it with her little brother!! Everything on this lo is made with Cosmo Cricket paper!! Even the title letters are cut out of a tag!! I made the tree trunk out of the front of one paper, and the leaves for tree are cut out of the back of same paper!! Did my scalloped edge, and some chalking too!! What a fun little lo this was to do!! thanks so much for stoppin' by, and hope you are recovering okay from the big turkey dinner!!! Teresa

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas Past

This picture is my daughter when she was just two years old (now 37) and she was scared to death of Santa!! I love her little tights......remember when little girls wore them? I so love that pic!! Did alot of cut work on this one. Made the title letters and heart, added ribbon and that little fence, and Webster's Pages help tell the story! Thanks so much for stoppin' by.......Happy Turkey Day Everyone!!!! Teresa

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fairie'z! (With a Z!!)

This is a two page lo I did for the BAP challenge over at the Prima site!! This is for the November challenge, and last month's challenge I won with my lo, "A Boy And His Dog!" I still cannot believe I won.......there were so many gorgeous lo's entered last month, I did not think I stood a I was in complete shock when I won!! Anyway, this little "Fairy" was at the mall when we were trick or treating, and my daughter got these pics....isn't she just the cutest little thing!!! The Prima papers went perfect with her outfit!! Did alot of distressing and inking on these two pages, and used the new Butterflies they have out now!! Thank you so much for stoppin' by!! Teresa

Thursday, November 5, 2009

So Excited..................

I just have to share some exciting things that just happened!!! First off.......I won the BAP contest for October over at the Prima site!! How fun.....didn't think I'd ever win with all that talent, particularly this month, there were a ton of AWESOME lo's in this month's contest!! Second, I made the cover of "Scrap Street" on line magazine!! My lo 'Jack" made the cover, and I was so tickled to find out!!! Wow!! Then, if you pop over to the Graphic 45 site, I am Guest Designer for this month!! They will be putting my different projects on their blog all through the month!! I have created some "cute" little altered items, that I think will surprise you!! I have some interesting lo's too!! Two of them are on the blog now!~ What an exciting week........makes up for the "tough" week at work!!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

All I Want For Christmas.....

This lo was made with the new Christmas line from Bo Bunny!! Just love the vintage feel of that paper! Pic is of my niece and her family, from last year's picture postcard!! I did alot of cut work on this one!! did my scalloped edges, and also added the new Christmas leaves from Prima!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by my place and takin' a peek!! I truly appreciate it!! Teresa

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Fall Gals....

I started out and was just going to add a "few" of my new embellie's......but haven't done a lo in a few days, and before I knew it......everything but the kitchen sink ended up on this one!! Used the October Afternoon papers on this, and all kinds of the new Prima goodies!! Love that new vine they have, it's so cool!!! Did my scalloped edges which I so love, and made the title letters!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!! Teresa

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Boy And His Dog!! (Winner of the Prima October BAP!)

I did this lo for the BAP challenge over at Prima!! I used all their new products, including the animal bash paper that I LOVE!! I also made a little "flower" out of a bunny that's on another paper! I cut a bunch of them out, then arranged them like a flower, glued them, and added a crystal to the middle! It's under the bird, and so darn cute in real life, wish you could see it!! I really distressed the papers, and added lace to back of pic!! I also did the scalloped edges! Thanks so much for stoppin by my place~~~~Teresa

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Decoration

I got this canvas skeleton that hangs on thr front door at "Ross" and it is the coolest thing!! I just love it!! So of course I had to do a lo and use my new Pink Paisley Halloween papers!!! That new line is so much fun!! They have awesome tags that go along with the papers!!! I cut the tree out of one of the other papers and added it to this lo!! Stuck some foam dots behind it to give it some height on the lo!! The ribbon is from Michael's!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by my place!!! Teresa

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Guest Designer for "My Creative Scrapbook" lo's from kit!!

The next few lo's are from a kit that "My Creative Scrapbook" sent me!! //it was so much fun!! It had a ton of embellie's included in it, and some gorgeous Webster's Pages!! I had a ball with it!! And so honored to be a guest designer for this company!! You should check out their kits....they are amazing!! On these lo's I did alot of cut work, scallopped edges, layering and just alot of fun things!! thanks so much for stoppin' by and visiting me!!

Another lo from kit!!!

And a frame I made from kit!!!

And another from kit........

And Yet another lo from kit....

Guest Designer for "My Creative Scrapbook"

This kit was so much fun.........and the designers and owner Pam, of just fabulous to work with!! What fun I had!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by my place and takin a peek at my projects....I appreciate you and your valuable time!!! Teresa

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Little Helper!

This is my grandson Jacob, and he was quite a bit of help last spring helping cleaning up all the debris around the cabin! You would not believe how much "crap" can accumulate on the ground when your surrounded by a forest!! But the kids just love their cabin "retreat", and spring cleaning is just a part of the joy!! I did some distressing on the papers, made my letters, (which I did a tutorial below on to show everyone how to make them!!) I also did some cut work, and stamped and cut out some butterflies too!! thanks so much for stoppin' by my place!! I appreciate the visit!! Teresa

Tutorial for my "Handmade Letters!"

This will hopefully help everyone to be able to make my favorite letters!! I have had so many requests for the technique, I decided it was easier just to post it here so everyone could see it! This first picture is of the Basic Grey letters that I have been using as my template!! You can get these 12x12 sheets of alphabets just about anywhere, most scrap stores carry some brand of this type, you decide how big you want!!
First picture is the template I use to trace my letters! They are Basic Grey, that come on a 12x12 piece of cardstock. Most scrap stores carry some similiar to these if you cannot find these exact letters!
Second picture is the letters traced onto the matching paper I chose for my lo. I then cut them out, then "rough" them up with my exacto knife shown in picture. Roughing them up, is merely "scraping" the edges of letters with your knife! The more you scrape, the "fluffier" they will look! the letter to left of pic has been scraped, the right has not! (It is very tidious work holding those tiny little letters, while you scrape away at them......but well worth the effort I think!!)
The third picture is the "roughed" up letters glued onto a second piece of paper! It too, will match the lo I am working on! I always use Aleene's Tacky Glue for this project. I then cut the letters out, leaving about 1/8 inch of paper all around the letter, then again, "rough" up the edges of this paper too! Remember, the more you "scrape" the fluffier, they become!! (You can click on a picture,it will become larger so you can have a better look at the image!)
Fourth picture is a "third" paper that I chose to add to these particular letters! You may be happy with just the two layers, sometimes that's all I do, but these needed a dark background to stand out againest the lo I am making.
So I have added a dark brown cardstock to them, and again, repeated the "scraping" on the edges of letters after cutting them out!! The amount of layers you do is entirely up to you, I always make that decision as the lo takes shape!
The last picture is of the finished letter with three layers to it!! Just remember, the more you scrape, the fluffier they look!! The fun of these handmade letters, is the fact that they match "your" lo, and YOU made them!! So have fun, and if you have any question, PLEASE feel free to ask me!! I hope I have made this easy for you to understand! And.............for those who asked about the hearts.....the very last picture is my Prima Stamp!! I stamp that heart onto matching paper for lo, then use my gel pen, or watercolor pensils to color the flowers, cut it out, then glue onto coordinating cardstock, then cut out with my scalloped scissors!! The trouble is finding that stamp!! I need a new one, almost have that one wore out, and cannot find them!! Hope you were able to understand directions.....if you have questions, please feel free to ask!! Teresa

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nature Boys....

I love this picture my daughter took of my two grandson's, probably one of my favorites!! I tried to make this s little "outdoorsy" looking!! Made all the leaves with my new stamp!! I made the title letters and hearts too!!Added some Zva bling and a Prima flower!! I also made the flourish with my Sizzix!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by and takin' a look!! Teresa

Monday, August 24, 2009

Prima's Pick of the Week!!!

Prima Product Picks Include:

Fleur Danseur: These vintage flowers are absolutely stunning with the gem centers!

Pebbles: Patterned pebbles are perfect for a flower center or as an embellishment on your project.

Say It In Pearls Butterfly Swirl: These are totally feminine and precious! These swirls can be applied to almost ANY medium!

Holiday Lights Pearl Vine: Lovely vines filled with peach-colored pearl beads.

Gypsy Petals: Layers of yummy fabric with lightly singed edges and a gorgeous center.

Fleur Danseur:Sweet flowers made with fancy fabrics and complete centers.

Baroque Blooms: like large flowers? These are perfect for a fab focal point or an altered project!

Say It In Pearls: These centers will add class and elegance to any project!

Romani Flowers: These gorgeous flowers include a combination of beautiful fabric and pearls!

Trellis Roses: Sweet roses that look freshly picked!

Felt Stems: Just add flowers for a fabulous look!

I absolutely LOVE this product line, always such fresh and new ideas, and gorgeous, gorgeous embellie's to choose from!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


This is a pic of my son and my sister's son takin' many years ago!! They are in their 30's now................holly cow, where did the time go?? I tried to do the essence of two boys at play with this lo. I did cardboard background, painted white and green, then distressed papers pretty heavy. I made those little tubes of papers, then took the jute that I had ran around perimeter of lo, and strung it through the tubes! I also used my new stamp for the leaves around pic! I cut some bicycles out of paper, and a rocket! The leaves represent the boys playing in the woods, they ride bikes, they climb trees and make swings with rope, and I also tore the center's out of papers and tucked in pic! This reminds me of two boys at play!! Thanks for stoppin' by and takin' a peek!!! Teresa

Thursday, August 20, 2009


My sister took this picture of my daughter, and I altered it by changing the contrast! I like the way it looks, got a modern feel to it, even if I am a vintage type a gal!!! Used Pink Paisley paper on this, made the hearts and botoom letters. I really distressed the papers and added Prima flowers and Zva bling! Thanks so much for stoppin' by my place and takin'a peek!! Teresa

Monday, August 17, 2009

JK Wedding!

OMG......if you have not seen this video on You Tube, you need to go watch it, you will feel good the rest of the day!! It's the JK Wedding Dance, and it's so much fun, of course I had to do a lo of it!! I don't even know these people, but I wish I did, and could have been at that wedding!! So much fun!! Exactly what a wedding should be, a huge celebration, and FUN!! I used all Prima on this, except fot the cherubs!! Made the title latters and the hearts! Was so much fun to do.......and PLEASE, watch that video!! Teresa

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Celebrate Family

Found this old "wrinkled" picture of myself and my niece! I'm the one behind her, giving the hug! I used Webster's Pages on this one! I did my scalloped edge background, and I cut a circle in the main paper, curled it down and added a hindge to hold it. I also added some pages out of an old book for the background to circle!I added lace and a Cherry Blossom branch from Prima, and mixed that in with the paper cherry blossoms!! Was a fun lo to do!! Those Webster's Pages really lend themselves to a vintage style lo! Thanks so much for stoppin' by!! Teresa

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Wall hanging, with quote!

I was sent an e-mail this morning from a friend warning of another new scam, and be aware! At the bottom was this quote, and I had to make this hanger to hang in my scrap area with the quote, cuz it tickled me so!! Didn't take to long to make, but now my husband wants one for his work, only a more male gender type! Quote says...." "I want to live my life in such a way that when I wake in the morning and my feet hit the floor, Satan shudders and says, "Shit, she's awake!"
Thanks so much for stoppin' by, and hope you got a kick out of this too!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SomeBunny loves you!

We went camping last week; Tracy, jake, Tyler, me, and the dogs!! We had alot of fun, and it's the first time Daisy got to hang with Gracie! She just loved Gracie, and would lay by her every chance, but ole' Grace would get up and move every time!! Don't think the feelings were mutual!! Used Little Yellow Bicycle paper on this one! Added lace all around perimeter, made the title letters and heart, added a Prima flower and cut the little swirls out of some Pink Paisley paper! Thanks for stoppin' by and takin' a peek!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Exciting news!!

A couple exciting things going on right now!!! First my daughter and two grandson's are up for three weeks to visit, and we have been having a ball!! The second is, I was chosen to be a guest designer for Graphic 45, one of the most awesome paper companies ever!! I love their lines they have such a vintage feel to them, I just love working with them, and now I will get to use the brand new lines coming out!!
The third exciting news is, my lo "Daisy" is going to be published!! Ya-hoo!! I recieved an e-mail letting me know that they wanted to publish my lo, so sent back the okays!! I'm sure glad I'm down to 3 days a week at work, don't know if I could keep up with all this!! And by the way..........thank you everyone for stopping by my blog, and saying hello!!! Teresa

Monday, July 13, 2009


This is our horse Jack!! He was our stud when we were raising Quarter Horses, now he's our gelding!! He's an awesome guy, and now 16 years old! The neighborhood just loves him!! I hear them call him to give him apples, corn, and have even seen them hosing him off when it's hot out!! I used Graphic 45 papers on this, distressed them, scalloped edges, did some cut work, and added a little Zva bling! Thanks for stoppin' by and takin' a peek!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Puppy Love

Another lo with a pic of my daughter's new French Mastiff puppy, Daisy!! She's so darn cute!! I used Graphic 45 papers on this! Made the hearts and title letters, made the scalloped edges, and did alot of cut work!! Also added some vintage lace that my friend Patty sent me!This was a fun lo to do, and actually went pretty fast for me!! Thanks for stoppin' by!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Love....

This is "Daisy!" She's the newest member to my daughter's family! They lost their "Liz" last winter, and finally felt ready for a puppy! She's 3 months old and just arrived from Minnesota! They love her already!! I've had this paper forever, and finaly decided to use it!! I made the bird and hearts, laced the pearls around perimeter, added some Prima hearts and felt piece, and some lace! Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


The year I was born!! This is an old pic I found, and had to use the Graphic 45 line with it's vintage feel! And yesterday I was honored to be the featured artist at the Graphic 45 site!! What an honor....I so love their line of papers, they have such a vintage feel to them!! They are coming out with some new lines, one being Christmas......cannot wait to get my hands on them!! Did alot of cut work, added some Zva crystals, made title letters, and added some lace for even more vintage feel!! Thanks so much for stoppin'' by!!

Friday, June 26, 2009


These are some pics of my daughter's family! I used Webster's Pages on this lo. I did alot of cut work, made the title letters, did some heavy chalking, did the scalloped edges, and added some lace for a more vintage feel!! thanks so much for stoppin' by!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My little Darling!

This is my grandson Jacob, and his cat taking, a Cat Nap!!! Love the colors in this picture, and they went perfect with this Wild Asparagus paper that I've had for quite sometime! Did my scalloped edges, chalked the papers, and did some heavy duty cut work too! thanks so much for stoppin' by!!

Monday, June 8, 2009


Wow.......this is the first lo I've been able to do in about 3 weeks!! Was fun too!! I found these old pics of myself, and decided to do a vintage with them/!! I used some older Graphic 45 papers I had because they had a soft muted color to them to go with the vintage feel!! I used some Prima flowers, added a little bling, and di the scallopped edges which I love to do, since it relaxes me! I distressed the papers, and also chalked them. I added some tea dyed lace to help round out the lo!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Spring 2009

Been working the last week or so to get my flowers weeded!!! I let the garden go just a little too long, so it's been a bit of a nightmare getting caught up!! I did a little something different with the Webster's Pages.......sort of a new, meets Vintage attempt! I distressed the Webster's, then I used some pages from an old book I have, chalked them, distressed them and layered them around lo! I added some cut work, a little fairy, and a broom for some whimsy!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Nature....the great outdoors!

I love this picture of my grandson at our favorite lake last summer! Love the shadow effect on him, with lake in the background!! I really wanted a vintage feel to this, so I tea dyed the lace and just glued it down how it laid there! Then I really layered the papers and distressed them quite heavy. I also took some ribbon and jute and laced it through the scalloped edge of background paper. I wasn't happy with how clean the upper right corner of music paper looked, so I poured some of my tea into a saucer, then set my teacup in it, then set it on the lo........looks like the lo's been around forever now!! Pretty easy fix!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Vintage Card

I love this image, so I decided to use it and make a Vintage Card out of it!! I love the girl in this, and the deep rich color of the whole thing!! Did alot of cut work for the embellie's on this,I also distressed the pspers pretty heavy too!! Thanks for stoppin' by!!

Monday, May 11, 2009 not in the face, it is a light in the heart!

I just turned "56" and for some reason that didn't bother me.........but now I cannot seem to stop thinking about turning "60"! And THAT bothers me! For the life of me, can't figure out why, but it most certainly has been on my mind alot lately!! I feel great.......guess I'm just getting a little fickle!! My daughter bought me a bunch of Webster's Pages for Mother's Day, so used them on this lo!! What fun papers! I did alot of cut work, really distressed and chalked papers, added my fav scalloped edge, and even did a little sewing!! Thanks for stoppin' by!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Not just a goat....she's Jill!

These are pics of my grandson's Pigmy goat Jill, that I gor him for his borthday many yuears ago!!She's turned out to be one of the family!! She's just an awesome pet!! I got her for Jake when he was two, he's now nine, so she has been in the family for awhile now!! She even gets to come in the house for a few minutes now and then!! She goes right for the pantry.....she knows where the goodies are kept!! I used Graphic 45 papers on this, really chalked and distressed them for a vintage feel!! I did alot of cut work getting a bunch of butterflies to spread around the lo!! I also used a Prima vine on this!! Added some vintage lace and some new lace layered on top of the old!! I went to my old stash of rub-on letters and added those to the lo!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by!! I appreciate it!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A trip to Nostalgia....

I am a memeber of the site "A Vintage Affair" and Ruth has given us a challenge!! She posted some vintage art images that we could choose from to do a lo, and this is the one that I picked!! I added some real vinatage lace, I tea dyed and cut up an old doily for the center of big flower, made the heart and flourishes, added that big bow, and it's done!! Oh, I also really chalked the papers pretty heavy, and distressed them quite a bit too!! thanks for stoppin' by!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2010 Camaro....a brand new day!!

So sorry.......another lo of the Camaro, but I couldn't help it; I love that car and had these wonderful pics, and being a scrapper, well, you know!!!!! I used my new line of Prima papers and the paper flowers that match!! I even used the back of the tablet the paper came in as the background for this lo!! I "REALLY" distressed the papers on this, and cut that little girl out of one of the papers!! Rub-on, stars, and crystals are also Prima!! Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Love at first sight...."2010 Camaro"

I have always been a real car buff, and over the years have had many hot rods!!! Think I've owned four camaro's over the years, a SS Chevelle,an SS Nova(actually two), a Chrysler 300, so when I saw the movie Transformers, and Bumblebee the Camaro.....I've been waiting for them to appear ever since!! Well they hit the dealers here last month (the 18th), and this week-end I went to visit the kids, and drug them to the Chevy dealer to see one!! I prefer black, but they did have this red one, and wow.....what a car! It is just way too cool!! I was given instructions when I left home, NOT to bring one home.......which I didn't (only because it wasn't black, he-he). So I took a bunch of pics, and this is one of them...isn't it just soooooooooo cool??? Thanks for stoppin' by!!