Thursday, December 31, 2009

Young love....

This is a layout I did using a sketch from Sketches For You. Ariel's "friend" Cole came over for our Christmas dinner and I snapped this pic. For this layout I used pinkpaislee cupid collection, glimmer mist - pink bubblegum, prima flower, kaisercraft droplets, thickers, and making memories mini alphas.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Years Card

This is a card I made for the DT at Posh Designs. This is one of the card sketch challenges this month. Make sure you go and check it out!!! I used kraft cardstock, glimmer mist, sassafras - amplify line, mini alphas, xyron design runner, and a maya road clock! Hope you all enjoy the card and your New Years :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Getting back to normal???

I love the holidays, but I think I am ready to get things back to normal. This month has gone by so fast!!! We have been so busy I think i'm having withdrawl from scrapbooking!! I think I have done maybe 7 layouts/cards. I have uploaded some pics and will be ready to scrap this week :)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Ok it's Christmas morning and I wanted to take a minute to tell everyone I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and lots of fun times today with your familes!! I have the candles glowing, the tree is on and I have been up for 1 hour waiting for my family to wake up!!! I think I am worse then the kids:) If they are not up by 7 I am waking them up!!!! Have a great day everyone!!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas tree album

I made this Christmas tree album for a challenge over at Ch{all}enge Masters under the altered category. Once Christmas is here I will take lots of pictures so I can complete the album. I had so much fun making this. There was alot to file. The wonderful thing was that my Basic Grey file set worked perfect for all of the little areas that I needed to file. The paper I used is My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas. I added a little stickles to the star to make it shine, and fell in love with the big ornament. Hope you enjoy! Don't forget to capture all of your Christmas moments on the camera to complete you altered Christmas book for the challenge.
Happy Holidays,

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Me & My girls

I did this layout for the design team over at Posh Designs. I tried to use something I would not normally use. Something out of my comfort zone. I used Websters Pages paper, stickers, and journaling card for this one.

Friday, December 18, 2009

My aunt is home for the holidays!!!

Well my aunt got home from Saudi Arabia on Wed and this is a picture of my aunt, my little sis, and me at the tatto place on thursday night!!!! No we didn't get any tattos, but my aunt did get her nose pierced!!! I laughed the entire time. We had so much fun! She will be home for one month. Who knows what kind of trouble we will get into :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


This is a desk top calender I made for next year. First I painted around the edges of the frame and the edges of the numbers. I used transparency sheets for the numbers. The numbers will just flip over the top. The months are held on by velcro so that it can be changed easy. The nice thing about this is at the end of next year I don't have to get a new calender!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Urban Lily give a way

Ok ladies there is a RAK being given away by Urban Lily. 50.....yes 50 sheets of their paper. All you have to do is leave a comment on their blog. Go check it out, they have some pretty cool paper.

Friday, December 11, 2009


This is a DT layout I did for Posh Designs. I used the Cosmo Cricket line Jolly by Golly. I love this pic of Tim and I. We are usually the ones taking pics, but our daughter took this one. I titled it love because we will be together 14 years this month!! Wow how time flies!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Greetings from the Rodriguez family

Here is a layout using our Christmas Photo cards we are sending out this year. I used two different lines from Reminisce for this layout. Autumn Forest and Under the Tree. Title using Thickers, and fabulous ornaments stickers also by Reminisce. A little bit of ribbon, a button and a stamp and it's done. Enjoy, and hope you all have a wonderful Holiday season.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Rak winner from the blog hop

Ok ladies the winner of the RAK from my blog is.........Happie Stamper....Please email me your addy so I can get this out to you this week, . Thanks for playing :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ch{all}enge Masters Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to your next stop on the Ch{all}enge Masters Holiday Blog Hop...Hope you are having a great time getting to know all of us and checking out our work. If you have not started from the beginning here is a link to get you to the start.
So my project for the hop was a layout. I was part of my first Card swap ever. It was so fun making cards and then sending them to this great group of girls in Australia. The amazing cards I recieved back from these girls were FABULOUS!!!! I don't know what was more fun....making the cards, looking at all the cards, or just checking the mailbox everyday!!! If you have never done a card swap before I recommend you do so!
I'm going to keep my story short so you can continue on the hop. You next stop for the hop is
WAIT!!!!! One last thing before you go. In order to be entered for the final prize at the end of the hop you must leave a comment and visit all 23 blogs. Don't worry ladies....sit back and relax you have from December 5 @ 9am - December 6 @ 12 midnight. When you are all done you should end up at the Ch{all}enge Master blog where you also need to leave a comment. You could win a $25 gift certificate to the online scrapbook store of your choice :) The winner will be announced on December 11.
If you would like the chance to win the Fancy Pants School Days Box Set pictured above here is what you need to do. Become a follower of my blog, and also leave me a comment under this post. Good luck to all and thanks for stopping.
Happy Holidays,

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Here's a wall hanging I made using Eskimo Kisses line by Basic Grey. I used Basic Grey chipboard letters. All you need to do is trace the letters onto the pattern paper, mod podge it together, file the edges, ink and emblish! It makes a cute festive Holiday decoration. It is published in Scrabooking.comMagazine right now :)

Card Challenge @ Posh Designs

I made this card for the sketch challenge over at Posh Designs. You had to use chipboard and ribbon/trim. Here a link go check it out. You could win a cool prize :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Snowflake Fun

This is a project I made for Posh Designs. I found these cute wooden snowflakes at the store and turned them into this hanging. I traced the snowflake onto pattern paper, then cut it out. Once this was done I used mod podge to adhere the paper to the wood. After letting this dry I filed the edges of the paper down. To give the snowflakes a little sparkle I put stickles all over them. I used the hot glue gun to connect them together, the did a little decorating. Once all is done I put some ribbon on the sides to hand it up on the wall.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to take a moment before it gets to busy here to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!! Have a safe and wonderful day!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holiday Gift Container

Okay here is a neat way to package a small gift. It would be great for earings for your kids, or a gift card would fit in it. It's perfect for you scrap exchange. Lots of little embellishments would be tooo cute in it. I found this container at the local scrapbook store. It's about the size of a quart of paint. I wrapped some paper and ribbon around the side of it. Tied some ribbon on the handle and then decorating the top of the lid with some little things. Hope you enjoy!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sugar Rush

A couple of pictures taken of Luis at Ariel & Elizabeths birthday party. He ended up drinking the ice cream from the bowl!!!! I don't know if he got more frosting in his mouth or on his face. Talk about a Sugar Rush......He did eventually goto bed.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ch{all}enge Masters Card Challenge

Here is my card for the challenge. It had to be round in shape, have blue on it and be Christmas theme. I used a Stampin Up stamp for the round part of it, then cute it out, added some stickles and a couple die cuts from the sheet in the paper pack. Check out the challenges at
Hope to see you there!

My Mind's Eye Blog Challenge

This is a layout I did for the My Mind's Eye Blog challenge. I used the Colorful Christmas line. They had these cute little Christmas tree pop outs so I added some bling to make the ornaments pop on the tree.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Ok everyone I just got word that i'm going to be published in the November issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine :) The issue is set to come out November 22.!!!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Counting down til Christmas!

Ok.....Soon it will be time to countdown til Christmas! So I made this cool project for the Posh Designs team. I took a clear picture frame from the store. (the kind where the pic just slides in).
First I had hubby drill 4 holes in the top for the rings to go through. Next I painted the sides of the frame and the edges of the numbers. Grabbed some stuff to embelish with and got busy!
for the numbers I used acrylic paper. They are 2 inches wide by 3 inches long. I think that regular transperency paper would work also.
I did a little stamping on the frame to begin with. Staz-on ink will work well for this. After I was done stamping I just started decorating. When I was done this is what I had! A great contdown to Christmas decoration. I think I will be making one that I can use the whole year.

Blog award

Thanks to Kristen who passed this fabulous blog award to me :) My job is to pass it on to 5 people who in turn need to do the same. So here you go girls!!!!!
1- Suzanne Birckenstaff
2- Janet Ball
3- Terri Bradbury
4- Sharon Scheydt-Ritter
5- Christina Klauer

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Time 4 a change

New hair style so of course I had to take pics. I created this layout for a challenge over at Challenge Masters. This layout had to have some journaling on it and the word "time" in the title.

Christmas Tree Ornament

Made this ornament as one of my Posh Designs projects. I took a simple paper mache ornament that cost $1. Grabbed my mod podge, some pattern paper, ribbons, buttons, and whatever else I could find and went to town. I cut the stripes of paper into 1/2 x 1/2 inche squares of paper and used the glue to adhere. Once I was all done with putting the paper on I covered the entire thing with a coat of mod podge, added some liquid pearl on the top to look like snow and let dry overnight. Then added all my embelishments and my master piece was done :) This would be a fun project to make with the kids. It was a little messy but not to bad! Now I have a fun, homemade one of a kind ornament for my tree!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Scraplift 11/09 - Ch{all}enge Masters

Ok trying to get my mojo flowing tonight! I did a challenge from a new challenge site Ch{all}enge Masters tonight. I did the scraplift one. Here is a link for you to check it out and join in.
This is a picture of Ariel immitating the Twilight book cover!
The paper is from last years Cosmo Cricket line. The rub-on is from stampin up and I added button in the middle. The letter stickers on the side of the paper are Mini Alphabet stickers that you can grab at the Posh Designs Store.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Basketball Game Tonight..

Here's a pic of the girls at the first basketball game :) They did such a good job and are so happy to have uniforms now! I made all the hair bows for them. Still have 10 more to make for the 8th graders.

Posh Designs Card Sketch Challenge

Come on over to the Posh Designs site and check out the fabulous card sketch challenge. There are prizes involved.....who doesn't like that !!!! Here is the card I did for the sketch. I used Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly line. Simply love this line of paper. The colors are FABULOUS!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ch{all}enge Masters Kick Off!!!!

Ok ladies.....Ch{all}enge Masters has kicked off the challenge site today! Come on over, get to know everyone, and get ready for tons of challenges :) You have the whole month of November to complete as many of the challenges as possible. For every one you complete you get 1 draw. At the end of the month you could be the winner of a FABULOUS prize. Come girls what are you waiting for?????? See you there...

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween.....

Hope you all have a Happy and safe Halloween!!! :) Check back here tomorrow as our challenges for Ch{all}enge Masters begins. Coming Monday be sure to check out the Posh Designs site for the sketch for the card challenge! Good luck to all of you. I look forward to checking out your creations!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Posh Card Sketch Challenge

Hey everyone we are having a new Challenge at Posh Designs. Starting November 2nd we are going to have a card sketch challenge. Come and check it out. I look forward to seeing all of your WONDERFUL creations!!! :)

My New DT Position

I have recentlly become a new DT at Challenge Master. Our FABULOUS challenges will begin on November 1st . Come on over say hi, meet everyone and be ready to scrap!!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made for my step dad. Love this My Minds Eye paper. It's the halloween line but the colors worked great for fall!! Stampin' up punch along the side with one of their stamps, a little ribbon,flower button and rub on. The colors are good for a man also.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

WOOHOO... Publication!!!!!

WOOHOO!!! I am going to be published in the December issue!!! :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Basic Grey....Eskimo Kisses, CPS card challenge

This is a card I made for the CPS card sketch challenge. The paper line is Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey. Simply love it !! :)

Birthday Card

I made this card for a friend's birthday. It's in October so
it was really fun to use this halloween paper for it :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin Patch last year

This was a picture from last year. We have not gone yet this year. I love thie paper from My Minds Eye and thought it would be great for this layout.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Espressoly for you

This card is perfect for me. I LOVE COFFEE!!! This fabulous paper is by Cosmo Cricket. Loved the colors and of course the coffee cups!! I thought it might be a warm cup of cheer to send someone this winter! Enjoy :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tis the Season

Well since it snowed here yesterday I worked on a Christmas card for Posh Designs... I just love the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses line. The colors are great. Here's a peak.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Posh Designs Blog Giveaway!!!!!

Ok all you cricut lovers out there. This give-a-way is for you. Travel over to the Posh Designs Blog you chance to win!!!!! What a FABULOUS prize!!!! Not only could you win a great prize....your layout or card may also be picked for Pick of the week!!! Make sure you stop in and say hi and introduce yourself in the forum if your new. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

School Pic 2009

This is my daughters school picture this year. I used the fabulous Sassafras amplify line.

Hubbys birthday card

This is the birthday card I made for my hubby Tim. He will be 36 on 10/6. Love this cosmo Cricket Early Bird line. The rub-ons are from Bo Bunny. I used a card sketch from CPS.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blog Award

I was recently given this blog award from Kristen
List 5 of your addictions and pass the award onto 5 of your favorite blogs
My 5 addictions:
1- Coffee (Starbucks)
2- Scrapbooking
3- Dr. Pepper
4- Chocolate donuts
5- Pretzels
My 5 favorite blogs:

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Kettle Korn

Layout I did for Posh Design. I used the sketch challenge # 14 on their forum. Basic grey June Bug paper is my paper of choice for this to help brighten up my pics. One of the many fabulous things you can find at the apple orchard is fresh kettle korn.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Halloween is around the corner!!

Here is a card I made for Halloween!! It won't be long now! I used some Cosmo Cricket that I had left from last year.

Oh Boy!!!

I have the hardiest time making cards for boys!! My nephew's 4th birthday was this weekend and this is what I came up with for it. There are no flowers, and buttons, or foofoo stuff on it. I think it works!

Game Day

Here's a picture of Ariel and one of her cheer friends at the game on Saturday. What a beautiful day for a game. Edison won both 7th and 8th grade against East Moline. 7th grade blew them out of the water. 8th grade was alot closer and a longer game. One of our players had to have the paramedics called because he broke his leg. Hope he is doing well. Now he'll have a cast on his arm and leg!!! Poor kid.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What a week

Wow it's Wed night already and I have no idea where the week has gone. Monday....cheerleading practice then off to dance. Tue 4 hours at football games, Wed cheerleading practice, homework and off to dance. Well i'm off to try and post a project over at Posh Designs....Come check it out!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


This is from Ariel's first football game that she got to cheer at as a Jr High cheerleader. The sketch I used was one from 52sketches52weeks

Thinking of U

This is a card I made for my sister. She started U of I 2 1/2 weeks ago. The first week she did not get any mail and made sure to tell me about it. The second week she got 2 cards in the mail (neither of which were from me). She really let me know about that!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Kim's sketch @ Posh Designs

This is my take on Kim's sketch over @ Posh Designs. I used some sassafras pattern papers, some ribbon. I also embossed the stamp on the front.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Ariel got a new computer and she cut a hole for the cat to get in and out. Well Luis wanted to play in it to. I had to do something with this pictures since it was so cute!! This is a layout for Posh Designs. They carry this Cosmo Cricket line along with tons of others. Go and check out the Posh Store to see what other fabulous lines they carry.

Monday, September 7, 2009

ICSketches DT Challenge

I made this card to enter for a Design Team Challenge at ICSketches. This is the christmas paper I got for cards this year. The paper is from My Minds Eye. Love the bright fun colors. You know I like the funky stuff!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

My creations for today.....

I have had a very busy and productive Sunday. I have created ..................

1- 12 x 12 layout
1 - congratulations card
1- altered steno journal (I still have to tie the ribbon on this)

I will try and take pics tomorrow and post something. As for now it's 10:30 p.m. and I have to be up early for the labor day parade tomorrow so see ya later.

Photo session with my hubby!!

My husband did a photo session for me today. The piture I had on my profile was way I needed a new one. I wanted a urban, grunge type of look. My new profile pic is one of them. We went downtown Davenport and looked for run down buildings and found a good one in an alley. There are a couple more I really like but they are not ready for me to upload. I also climbed on my first train today and took some pics on it also.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

First layout for Posh Designs

This is the first layout I did for Posh Designs. I used a sketch from 52sketches52weeks.


And the winner is.................Sharon from scrapcap in Australia. Email me your addy to

Thanks for playing everyone....Keep watching and send your friends my way....there may be another give a way around the corner!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ariels game pics

These are just a couple of pics. They don't have their uniforms yet because they are outdated so they will be having a fundraiser to get them. The shirts they have on are what they have to wear to school on game day.