Saturday, December 31, 2011

Here Comes Trouble

Here is another layout that I made for my mom to add to her scrapbook that I made her. If you would like to see the first one that I posted yesterday then go here, Big Girl. The first one was for my neice's pictures, this one is for my son's. Tomorrow's will be for my daughter. Hope you enjoy!

Cartridge Used - B is for Boy, Plantin Schoolbook (Frames)
Paper Stack - DCWV
Cardstock - Recollections

Friday, December 30, 2011

Big Girl Layout

This is a layout that I made for my mom for Christmas. Two years ago I had made her a Scrapbook with about 20 pages already done in it that she could just add to...however, she has never added to it. So, I decided that I would make her another 3 pages so that she would have one for each of the current grandkids and all she would have to do it add the pictures.

Cartridge Used - Baby Steps, Plantin Schoolbook (Frames)
Paper Stack - DCWV
Cardstock - Recollections

I hope that you enjoy and everyone has a Happy New Year. I know that I will. My little girl is due to arrive on the 3rd, so I will probably MIA for a while. Wanted to get a few layouts posted before then that I have been waiting on.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday's, and Taking a Break

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and let everyone know that I probably won't be back until mid January. I am at the end of my pregnancy and could go at any time. If it doesn't happen before January 3rd then I will be induced that day. Exciting time!

Hope that everyone has a fabulous end of the year and New Year and I hope that I am back creating mid-January!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Cards #9

Good Morning!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous day so far. Here is another Christmas Countdown card. Can you believe that it is only 24 days till Christmas? I am so excited!! I have almost all my Christmas shopping done and quite a few gifts made. I do need to figure something out for my kids teachers. Do you have a good idea of something that you have done or seen? Leave it in my comments!

Ice Skater - Winter Frolic cut at 4"
Tag - Winter Frolic cut at 5"
Stamp - My Pink Stamper "Winter Punnies"
Patterned Paper - DCWV
Solid Cardstock - Recollections

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Cards #8 and Lot's To Do

Good Morning!

So, this morning I woke up with the feeling that I should really try and get as much done before the baby comes as possible in the next week or two. So, I do have some posts that are all ready to be posted, as well as some projects that I need to get done this week, however I might be MIA for the next while.
I did go to the doctor yesterday and she said that the process is started, so that means that it could all start tomorrow or in 8 that! However, with the way that I have felt lately I can just tell it's gonna be sooner rather than later.

So without further ado here is another Christmas Countdown Card with the cute little Gingerbread Man from Winter Frolic.

Gingerbread Man - Winter Frolic cut @ 4'
Tag - Winter Frolic cut @ 5'
Stamp - My Pink Stamper "Winter Punnies"
Patterned Paper - DCWV
Solid Cardstock - Recollections

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Cards #7

Good Morning! Hope everyone is having a good beginning to their week. Here is another Christmas Card in my series. Hope that you enjoy!

Reindeer - Winter Frolic cut @ 4"
Tag - Winter Frolic cut @ 5"
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper "Winter Punnies"
Patterned Paper - DCWV Christmas Stack from last year
Cardstock - Recollections

I am also submitting this to Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday, so if you are starting or finishing up your Christmas Cards hop on over there and join the fun!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Card #6

Hope that everyone had a fabulous and thankful Thanksgiving! Here is the 6th card in my Countdown to Christmas series. It's an adorable little Santa. Hope you enjoy!

I don't have the Recipe for this card right now (publishing this real quick so that we can put the tree up, our after Thanksgiving tradition). But, I will try to add it later.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good Morning!

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I am so greatful to have such wonderful family and friends. Today has always been my favorite holiday, because it's not about presents or one person in particular, but about being together as family (or friends) and being thankful for each other and the great gifts that we are given in our lives.

Hope that you all have a wonderful day (eat lots of turkey!) and leave me a message telling me what you are greatful for on this wonderful holiday!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Cards #4

Here is another fabulous Christmas Card using the cute little girl elf from Jolly Holidays. This is my daughters 2nd favorite. Her first I will show you later this week, but it will be aparent why she likes it so much. But, for today this cute little elf will hopefully bring you some smiles and inspiration.

Elf - Jolly Holidays cut @ 4"
Tag - Winter Frolic cut @ 5.5"
Red and Green Patterned Paper - DCWV

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Card #5

Good Morning Everyone! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow already? I have gotten quite a bit of my Christmas shopping and we are celebrating with my in laws this weekend, so at least half of it will have to be done by then.

I've gotten a lot of Christmas cards done, but am still trying to decide what cuts I want to use on the rest.

Penguin - Winter Frolic cut @ 4"
Tag and Shadow - Winter Frolic cut @ 5.5"
Stamp - My Pink Stamper "Winter Punnies"
Patterned Paper - DCWV

Hope you have enjoyed my cards so far. If you have, leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite Christmas cut is. It can be on any cartridge that you have. Thanks!

Countdown to Christmas Cards #3

Good Morning! I did a lot of scrapping this weekend got a lot accomplised. I have so much to show you, but for now here is my 3rd Christmas Card...a CUTE little elf!

Elf - Jolly Holidays cut @ 4"
Tag - Winter Frolic cut @ 5.5"
Blue and Green Christmas Paper - DCWV
Warmest Winter Wishes Stamp - My Pink Stamper "Winter Punnies"

Hope everyone has a great week! I have a ton of cards and 3 layouts that I cranked out this weekend ready to post. So, make sure that you come back each morning this week for something new!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Two posts in one day I know! If you are looking for my Christmas Card post please go here...
Countdown to Christmas Cards #2

This is what I am trying to keep in mind these last few weeks of this pregnancy. I am starting to feel very overwhelmed with the numerous things that need to get done, along with all of the daily things that seem to be not getting done. My sleep is becoming non-existant, making my energy also non-existant.

However, I am trying to remember that all those things don't matter. My kids don't care if I am the perfect mom, they just want to be loved and I give them that. So, even if there is a pile of dirty clothes on their floor, the refridgerator is over flowing with things that need to be cleaned out of it, there are 2, yes 2, bags of garbage still in my kitchen that need to be taken out, and the dishwasher needs to be unloaded so that the dishes that are in the sink can be loaded, the only thing that matters is that everyone is happy and healthy (we're working on the healthy since we have all been sick this week).

So, my confession today is that I am NOT Supermom, nor will I probably even be and I am okay with that. Anyone else feel like they are an unSupermom living in a world that makes you feel like you should be and do everything?

Countdown to Christmas Cards #2

Here is the second day of my Countdown to Christmas cards. Most of these cards are easy to cut, assemble, and give! Hope that you enjoy and that it inspires you to do something creative today! I get to go hear my little one's heartbeat today, getting close to D (delivery) day! Have a wonderful day!

Mittens - Winter Frolic cut @ 4"
Border Tag - Winter Frolic cut @ 5.5"
Stamp - My Pink Stamper "Winter Punnies"

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Cards #1

House - Winter Frolic cut @ 4"
Borders Tag - Winter Frolic cut @ 5.5"
Stamp - My Pink Stamper "Winter Punnies"

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thank You Card

Good Morning! Hope that everyone had a fabulous weekend! My weekend was very busy trying to weed out all the toys that the kids don't play with in preperation for all the toys that they will probably get for Christmas. My wonderful husband worked so hard moving so many heavy things, including 5 TV's that we donated to Salvation Army, and countless number of clothes and toy bins that we had to organize. Luckily, all these things are down in the basement where we have our "toy room", as well as, my scraproom. So, that meant that my scraproom got all cleaned and somewhat reorganized too. Which also meant that I got to do a little bit of scrapping this weekend, yeah!!

I whipped up this Thank You card real quick last night for my parents. Every year my parents get us something that we need for the house for our anniversary. It just so happens that right around that time this year our freezer pooped out and we needed a new one, so that's what they got us. We are so lucky!! So here is the card that I made to say Thank You. Check down below for the recipe.

Fridge - From My Kitchen cut @ 3.5"

Hope you liked it. Check back tomorrow for the beginning of my Countdown to Christmas Cards. I got a bunch done this weekend and the pictures are all loaded and posts ready!

Have a great day!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day!!

I wanted to take the opportunity to say Thank You to all the Veterans, as well as the current soldiers fighting for our Freedom.

I want to also say a special Thank You to my very own Veteran, my husband. The selfless choice he made to serve his country has given our family, as well as so many others the freedom and opportunites that this great country has to offer.

We owe so much to all the men and women in the armed forces! Happy Veterans Day!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Life's Little Blessings

It is amazing how a simple sentence can make you forget about all the things that happened, good or bad, and just make you smile and feel a warmth in your heart.

I have had a rough couple of days. As most of you know, I am almost 8 months pregnant and with that comes all the aches and pains that come with a growing belly, changing center of gravity, and a sleeplessness that is only rivaled by actually having a newborn. I am also hitting the nesting phase of pregnancy, however my mind is the only part that got the message, my body is a little behind, which makes for a very frustrated mommy.
With the holidays coming up I really wanted to be ahead of the game and have the babies room, kids new bedroom, and basement/playroom all nice and organized so that when this little girl entered the world there was as little stress on me as possible. I know that it was probably a tall order, but a girl can hope can't she?

Anyway, since we are always more busy towards the end of the year a lot of these things haven't gotten done yet and on the little sleep that I have been getting my stress level has been rising beyond what I can handle. So, the last couple of days have not been very good.

You're probably asking me why I am telling you all this though. Well, my sweet son has to read every night for school for at least 20-30 minutes. Now, he doesn't usually fight me on this, but it's also not his most favorite part of the night. So, when he had already read his required time last night and came to me just before he was to get in bed and said, "Mommy I'm just gonna read a book to (his sister) before bed," well my heart just melted. He actually wanted to read again and he wanted to read to his little sister, because she absolutely loves being read to.

Every once in a while I feel like I am doing something right as a mommy and turning out sweet, smart, respectful, loving little human beings and that makes all the bad things that may happen completely worth it and not nearly as important!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Isn't It Amazing...

how we can have the best of intentions and it just not end up going anywhere, because somehow life just gets in the way. Well, that's what my life has been like lately.

I planned on doing a Christmas card every day and I have completed quite a few and have several more half done, but when it comes to actually taking pictures of them and getting them up for all of you lovely people to see, well that's another story. With all the events that have gone on lately, with Halloween, dance, and Cub Scouts, well, my camera is quite full.

On top of that my kids have both had colds in the last week that have prevented me from getting a whole lot done. I did get a few errands done yesterday, but still have some "household" things to get done. Plus now, I'm sick! My throat is hurting me and my nose is all stuffed up. Which, for a pregnant women who is not sleeping well as it is, does not add to my energy reserve.

Anyway, I am hoping to get some much needed me time today, since the kids are home for election day, and get some more done including putting some of my Christmas cards up for you to see.

Until then, here are some cards and projects from last year to get you in the Christmas mood.

Have a Wonderful Day!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Countdown

Can you believe it? Only 52 days till Christmas! Now, this has a double meaning for me, because by the time Christmas gets here I will have barely any time left till I am due with this wonderful little girl! Holy cow!!

So, as I said in my post from the other day, I am going to try to make a Christmas Card everyday this month, so that way I should have all my Christmas Cards done by the end of the month. Now, the last couple of days got real busy, because I had to do some running around for things for my sister-in-law and my new little nephew. But, this morning I have lots of other stuff that I could be doing nothing to do, so I am going to work on some cards that I have been planning out.

So, what does that mean for you guys? Hopefully, a few posts this morning from me!

Also, I am using some planning pages for my Christmas Card and gift giving organization and wanted to let you know where you can find them, because they are great. So go to Organized Chritmas and you will find tons of stuff to help you get your holidays in order.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween

Hi! Hope that everyone had a Happy Halloween! With my kiddoes being 6 and 4, Halloween is SUPER fun in my house! We had two school parties, Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo, and trick-or-treating around the neighborhood last night. Here are some fun pictures,

So, with Halloween out of the way it is time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas and with the latter comes Christmas cards. And since I am due shortly after Christmas I have decided to try and do at least 1 Christmas card a day and that means a post everyday for you guys.

Unfortunately, it won't start till tomorrow, since I decided this today. I have some great cards already planned and waiting to be put together, so please come back tomorrow for some great Christmasy ideas!

Oh, and a Baby Boy card coming soon, since my sister and brother-in-law welcomed a little boy, Cruz, this morning at 6:24 am, joining my niece Avery!

Hope everyone has a very creative day!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Little Girl's First Day of Preschool

So, my little girl started preschool today and I'm a little sad. Don't get me wrong it's nice to have time to get stuff done by myself and I know that she is having a great time, but I can't believe that both of my kids are in school at some point during the week. Oh well, enough of the pity party.

I did learn something today...I am really bad at time management. I thought, "Wow, 3 hours all to myself. I am going to get so much done." WRONG! At 10:30 I realised that all I did was sort the laundry, put one load in, eat breakfast, and make a bigger mess with the paperwork that I was planning on organizing then when I started. How in the world did that happen. So, now (11:05) I have 10 minutes before I have to leave to pick up my daughter and I didn't do the one big thing that I should have and that is go and get her birthday present for tomorrow.

So, my question for all of you is this...How do you get yourself organized when your kids go back to school? Do you have a schedule? A list every morning? I would love to hear what your plan is. Leave me a comment and I will read it and visit your blog if you have one!

While I wait, here are some pictures of my kids from this morning.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to School and a Routine

Well, today was my oldest's first day of 1st grade and he did great! I didn't cry which I was very proud of! He is going to a different school this closest to our house and luckily he knew a couple of kids in his class from T-Ball this summer. I still have my little one home, until next week when she will be going to Preschool 3 half days a week.

What am I going to do with all that time? I'll tell you what! Get my house in order, prepare for the new little one coming in January, and actually have a routine! There are so many things that I want to get done before thist little one comes and I am determined to do it. Maybe it's my nesting coming early, we can only hope.

Don't worry I will post everything here and if anyone else is getting organized too I would love to hear from you! In the meantime, here are some pictures from the first day of school!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I'm Back with Some News

Please head over to my new blog, where I will be posting exclusively now.

I have some FABULOUS news!

I'm Back with Some News

Hey Everyone! I really appreciate everyone who has stuck with my blog through the almost 5 months that I have been completely absent. I promise that it was not because I gave up my love for crafts though or that I haven't checked in every now and again to all of your fabulous blogs. In fact is was for a very good reason.

As of yesterday I am 21 weeks pregnant with my third blessing!

The first several months have been a very big adjustment for everyone in the family. It started with the usual morning sickness and wanting to spend as much time with my son and daughter, while they are home on summer break, as possible.

Now that I am starting to feel better (except for the fall allergies that have suddenly made an appearance) and the kids are going back to school next week I have had a yearning to get back into the crafts and home improvements that I so thoroughly enjoy.

So, hopefully in the coming weeks there will be a lot more posts involving this new baby GIRL's scrapbook, along with her room renovation, and my two other little one's room adjustments. I hope that I haven't lost too many of you (or any of you) and that you will follow me along one this new exciting journey to expanding our family!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Congrats on Pregnancy Card

This is a card that I made for my mom to send to my second cousin, who just announced out that she is pregnant.

New Arrival for the Mama and Carriage
Create a Critter for the Clouds
Doodlecharms for the Sun
Simply Charmed for the Baby Bottle (Inside)

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cooking with Cricut DT Project - Spring Flowers

Here is a card that I made for my grandma for her birthday. She was a very young 77 years old yesterday!

Now, this card is not my own designs. I mean I picked out all the details of it, but the concept was someone elses. And...I had it all saved and everything and have no idea where it went. So PLEASE if you recognize this card as your own layout or know whose it is let me know. I really want to give credit where credit is due and am beating myself up about not being able to!

Flower: Simply Charmed
Flower Face: Peachy Keen Face Stamps
Inside and Outside Sentiment: My Craft Spot Inside and Outside Stamp Sets
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Ribbon: Michaels $1 Bin
Inside Border: Martha Stewart Punch

Now, head on over to Cooking with Cricut and join the fun. I would love to see what you come up with.

Also, remember that starting in May I will only be posting on my new blog Bushels and Bushels! So please go over and follow me there so that you don't miss out on anything.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Good Morning

Good Morning! First I want to thank everyone that came out and hopped with us on the Bunny Hop!! It was so fun and there are so many great projects being posted over at Cooking with Cricut. Please go on over and check it out!

Also, I want to welcome all of my new followers. I truely appreciate each and every one of you and love reading all your comments!

Now, just a reminder that I will be starting to move all my posts to my new blog address, Bushels and Bushels. I will post all non-scrapbooking related material only there starting April 15th, as well as all scrapbooking posts here and there until May 1st, when everything will go ONLY there. So, please check it out and make sure that you follow me there so that you don't miss anything.

Today's post: Unexpected Kitchen Remodel, Huh?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Let's Do The Bunny Hop...

Hop, Hop, Hop! (You know your singing along!)

Welcome to Croppin Momma Designs and the Bunny Hop! With Easter just around the corner we wanted to share some of our ideas and give you some inspiration for your Easter projects! If you've come from visiting Anita at Scrapping with Glitter, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to hop along with us, you can go to and start at the beginning. Go HERE.

Yeah!! I got my layout up. My computer was not cooperating. It was suppose to go live and then the pictures weren't right...but now it's all set. So sorry that it wasn't ready at 9 like it was suppose to be! But, here it is and I hope that you ENJOY and HAVE A FABULOUS, CREATIVE EASTER!!

Cricut Cartridges: Simply Charmed
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: DCWV

Now it's your turn! Link up your Easter-related project at Be sure to include a Cricut or other die cut machine cut on your project. The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prize packages being offered in this hop.

CWC-Melin -

Ronnie -

Jean -

Jennifer -

Stacey -

Roberta -

Jenna -

Anita -

Nicole -

Friday, April 8, 2011

Remember to Join Us Tomorrow Morning!!

REMEMBER to join us TOMORROW on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Cooking With Cricut for a one-day blog hop. Our Design Team Chefs will whip up some delectable delights to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing for all things Easter-related. Mark your calendars – and we’ll see you at the hop!

Also, please check out and follow my new blog, Bushels and Bushels. If you like the things that I do here, then you will love my new blog. And remember that it will replace this one and my other ones eventually, so if you don't want to miss out on anything make sure you follow or subscribe. And thanks again to all my followers, you all mean more to mean than I can express!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Wednesday and New Blog!

Good Morning!! Today is Cooking with the Cricut Design Team Wednesday, however I was unable to get my project done. We had a very busy weekend and then my daughter ended up with the flu last, even though I was unable to put a project up please go on over and take a look at all the other talented design team ladies projects!!

Also, please go on over and check out my new blog, Bushels and Bushels. I will be consolidating all of my blogs into this one at an undecided date in the future. So, if you follow me please go over and follow my new blog, I would really appreciate it. I am so lucky to have all the followers that I do. I promise there will be a lot of new and fun projects over there!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Wednesday

Good Morning! It is that time again. But before I show you my project a FUN announcement!

Let’s all do the hop . . . the BUNNY HOP! Join us on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Cooking With Cricut for a one-day blog hop. Our Design Team Chefs will whip up some delectable delights to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing for all things Easter-related. Mark your calendars – and we’ll see you at the hop!
Now on to today's post! For my Design Team Challenge over at Cooking with Cricut this week we had to do something related to April Fools Day. Something that would make someone laugh.

Well, it just so happens that my mother-in-law's birthday is on April Fools Day! Fun for us, not so much for her. I'm sure that it's gotten old over the years. Anyway, here is my birthday card for her!

Birthday Cakes: Clown, Big Top, and Font
Once Upon A Princess: Frames for Titles
Recollections and Me & My Big Ideas: Cardstock and Patterned Paper
My Pink Stamper: Inside Sentiment
iRock and Gems