Friday, April 8, 2011

Fabulous Friday is here!

It is Friday and it is Fabulous! The weekend is upon us! Of course this means for me that spring break will be at it's end in just a matter of days. Man this week as sure gone by fast!

Anyway for our first segment of Fabulous Friday, I have a amazing toilet paper roll mini I would like to share with you. I did make this one a long time ago at Halloween time, but I just love this mini so much that I wanted to use it for our first segment! I hope you enjoy it!

Halloween TP Mini

Happy Scrapping,

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I made my first video!

I am so excited! Last month I finally broke down and bought myself a new digital camera.  It came with the option to make videos!  My old on did as well, but it didn't record sound, but my new one does!  So now I have a way to share all those video tutorials I promised sometime ago!  Of course I will have to redo them because my camcorder is too old to be able to use those videos.

The video I made tonight is to show off  mini album I made to sell on etsy. You can view the video by clicking here!  Also feel free to browse through my favorites on my YouTube channel, I have tons of great videos that you can use for resources!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Swaps yet again!

Yes you all know by now that I love swaps!  I am currently in 16 swaps. I was in 17, but the hostess canceled that one.  It was a card pal swap. 6 of them i am hosting. 2 of those have been mailed back out and just waiting to get word on when they have arrived back to everyone. Another 2 are due on the 1st, so those will go back out the first week of April.  The last two I just opened up and still taking sign ups.  As for the other ten.  Three out those ten are monthly secret sister type swaps and 1 of those three is a card swap.  2 of them I still need to work on, but they are not due for a while, so I am in no hurry. The other 5 are complete and have been mailed out.

These are the flowers I made for one of the swaps!

Each month I host a Learning Swap over at  For Round 4 I made a Shake box, Tags and Stick pins. The battery died in my new digi before I could take a pic of the stick pins I made.  So once the batter is charged I will get it loaded up for all to see.

This is the first shaker box I have EVER made.  I did a winter theme becasue I love winter as well Christmas.  Winter, Christmas and Halloween are my favorite themes to scrap, so I always find a way to make something around those when I get the chance.  Plus I LOVE making those adorable little snowmen!

Below is the tag I made. I am actually happy on how it turned out.  Granted it wasn't what I had pictured in my head, but I like just the same!

These are the butterflies I made.  To be honest I will NEVER dip the Fanciful Flight Die cuts into UTEE again. (3) That was hard to do! They did turn out very pretty, but a lot of work!

I so badly wanted to get the Toilet Paper Roll cards I made added to this post as well, but the battery died in my new digi before I could get that far.  I do love my new digi and have been playing with since I got it at the beginning of this month.  I bought it on the 5th and the battery died today after all this time playing with it!  So I am thrilled about that.  Well not that battery is dad and needs to recharge, but with how long it lasted!  With my last digi I was lucky to get 5 minutes in before the batteries were dead and needed to be changed!

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Items Added to my Etsy Site!

Just got some wonderful goodies uploaded onto my Etsy site!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Glitter Tutorial!

Well seeing how I am unable to upload the video tutorials I have done, I decided to just make them as a downloads from my website. Once I get a newer camera I will attempt to do the videos. I new battery for my laptop is the top of my list.  I have thought about getting a web-cam and doing broadcast on Ustream instead, but I haven't decided yet if I want to do that.

Anyway back to original topic here.  I decided to start with glitter because that is something I know about that has been asked alot in various places on the Internet.  This technique used will end the issues with loose glitter getting all over your projects. The trick is to seal your glitter and this tutorial will show how I do that for my projects.  It is very versatile and one you will be time and time again!

Glitter Tutorial 1

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

Thank you Scrapiliciousval for giving me this award!

Jumping for joy!  I won an award for my blog!!!! Not only that I get to share the wealth as well.  This award come with a awesome and very fun twist! Winners of this award are to pass it along to 8 fellow bloggers as well as list 8 things about myself.

Basement Crafts
Sparkling Scrapbooks
Live. Teach. Love. Scrap. Laugh. Life.
Melissa's Scrap Room
Victoria's Mellifluous Musings
The Scrappy Cottage
Pieces of Me
Jade's Addiction

Now for the 8 things about me

I have 1 girl who will be 12 next week.
I have 5 siblings. 4 older and one younger
Working in the medical field since 1996
I hardly never give up trying to success at anything I do.
Scrapbooking my therapy
I love Baked Ziti
I am afraid of heights
I love the smell of rain

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Coloring With Distress Inks

I saw this video today and thought I would share it with all of you.  I am very excited and am eager to go downstairs and try it right now!!!!

Coloring With Distress Inks

Friday, February 18, 2011

Scrap filled weekend ahead!

My plans for this weekend are to finish up on all of the swaps I have not yet finished.  Then start on the two I just signed up for tonight!  I LOVE swaps with a passion!  I don't use what I have received.  Mostly because I like it too much and can't figure out a layout to do it justice!  LOL 

Plus I want to work on my own albums.  My goal is to finally get my daughters baby album done along with her elementary school album done.  LOL  She will be 12 in less than 2 weeks and in middle school now.  I think I better try to scrap more of the older stuff instead of the newer stuff!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Video update

I just wanted to let everyone know that I haven't forgotten about uploading my videos.  I am still working on the editing process.  My camcorder didn't come with any software for it at all and the two movie making programs that are built into my computer wont do what I need for it to do.  So I am searching for a free editing software on the net that will do what I need it to do.  I don't want to go out and buy the software for something I haven't really got into just yet.  Need to get the feel of it all first.  Plus in the future I am going to be buying a better camcorder.  One that don't take those tiny mini DVD's. I am looking into getting one that uses SD cards instead.

So once I have figured it all out and know what I am doing, I will be uploading my videos.  I made 5 or 6 before I learned it wasn't so cut and dry for the dinosaur equipment I own...LOL

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mini Album

I finished the mini album I was making for a swap I am in. Even though it didn't turn out anything close to what I had pictured in my head, I am still very proude of it.  You will have to forgive the poor quality of the pictures.  I no longer have a camera that will take good photos anymore.  My digi has just about had it and the camera on my cell is very touch and go.   SoIi am saving up to get the camera I want

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I finally was able to get everything all uploaded onto my etsy shop!

I am still trying to get the videos to upload.  I have them all edited and ready to go to YouTube, but for some odd reason I keep getting a message telling me that it isn't in the right format.  So once I get it all figured out I will be uploading them onto my YouTube page.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Etsy Shop now open.

Now that i got my room all organized with my personal and business stuff better separated from each other, I opened up my etsy store!  I don't have everything up just yet, but I have a few things.  Hopefully by by the end of next week I will have been able to get everything all upload!  Plus i have been working on a few new designs for embellishments!

The Kozy Korner

Friday, January 7, 2011



The Roman’s named and discovered the planet Mercury. They named it after the roman god Mercury, Mercury was messenger. No one knows the exact date of the discovery of Mercury…. But it was discovered around 5,000 year ago.


Mercury is terrestrial planets that is 2439 km (1524 mi), is radius. The surface of Mercury is a crated terrain with smooth plains and many deep craters very similar to the earth’s moon. The craters formed when meteors or small comets crashed into the planet. Radar scans from earth indicate that craters at Mercury's poles contain water ice. The floors of the crater never get any sunlight, so the temperature never gets high enough to melt the ice. Little is still known about the interior core of mercury though it is believed to be hot and fluid like.


Mercury was originally believed to have no atmosphere. Scientists now think one exists, albeit a very scanty one--it exerts a pressure one million
billionths that of Earth. Believed atmospheric composition: 42% oxygen, 29% sodium, 22% hydrogen, 6% helium, 0.5% potassium. Possible trace amounts of argon, carbon dioxide, water, nitrogen, xenon, krypton, and neon may exist. These gases are generally diffused from the surface of the the planet. One reason for the weakness of Mercury's atmosphere may be the solar winds which the planet is exposed to. When gases are ionized by solar radiation, they are lost to the atmosphere through the interaction of the atmosphere through the interaction of the planet's magnetic field with the solar wind


Mercury has an oval shaped orbit around the sun. At its closet point it is about 46 million km (28.58 million miles) from the Sun, but at its farthest point it is 70 million km. Mercury is about 77.3 million km (48 million miles) from Earth at its closest approach. Mercury is the fastest moving planet that orbits the sun. It travels about 48 km (30 miles) per second and it takes 88 Earth days to orbit the sun.

With the execption os Venues, Mercury is the slowest rotating plant. The planet's slow rotation on its axis and rapid movement around the sun, a day on Mercury lasts 176 Earth days.


Little was known about Mercury until the Mariner 10 spacecraft took the first close up of Mercury in 1974. Today, the MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft is set to go into orbit around Mercury in March 2011. MESSENGER will measure the planet's gravity and its magnetic field, that will help us learn more of Mercury’s interior. MESSENGER will also explore the composition of the materials on Mercury's surface, which will help us understand the formation and history of this small planet.


Diameter- 4,878km, Average distance from the sun-58 million km, mass- 3.30e23 kg, surface gravity-3.7 m/s², temperature-179c, length of sidereal day-350 sidereal days, Length of sidereal year-87.97 days, Numbers of observed moons-0