Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Good Morning,

Just a few Updates today!

#1:  My Valentines Challenge Ends tomorrow at midnight! Winner will be announced on Thursday the 24th!

#2 The winners of my Blog Grand opening will be announced on Thursday as well!

#3 The winner of the Bright Challenge will be announced on Thursday as well so HURRY and get it in!!

Ok ... I'm moving to Colorado! Yay I'm sooo excited!!! I'm also getting MARRIED on March 4th to my soul mate, my love; Jake Davis! I'll post pictures after I get them uploaded.

Due to the move and the Marriage ... It may be a few days before I post again after Feb. 24th (Thursday), so to CELEBRATE I will be having another challenge! I will post the challenge and details on Feb. 24th (Thursday)!!

Hope everyone has a great day!! I'll be finishing packing up all my belongings! Happy Day!



Monday, February 21, 2011

My Blog Grand Opening!



The plan was to have my store up and running but we had a family emergency. My dad had a pretty bad heart attack yesterday so I haven't been home to monitor my blog, and I apologize for that :) ... He is coming home tommarrow! So we are cleaning the house because he decided to quit smoking to! GOOD!

..... and what better way to celebrate than to have a challenge with some Blog Candy and a fun challenge???!

I don't know about you but I love color! I love to create "BRIGHT" Lay outs and cards, especially cards for kids birthdays! It's sooo fun!

Here's my Layout and the sketch!

I used all bright colors on this one ... I'm so tired of seeing black, grays and dark blues! The yucky weather! I can't wait until Spring and Summer! My two favorite seasons, so to celebrate I created this LO and this Challenge!

Element Requirements for Challenge:

1. Must have a butterfly or Flower some where on your creation.
2. Can be a Layout, Card or any Altered Item.
3. Must use bright colors and at least 1 patterned paper.
4. Some ribbon or Lace! Love Lace :)
and 5. Have Fun!!! You gotta have fun while creating your creations, that's the whole point of these challenges and to challenge your self of
course but mainly ... TO HAVE FUN!

The Blog Candy for 3 lucky blog followers:

 First Prize ( Above); Second Prize ( Below)

Third Prize ( Above)
My Grand Opening will be 3 days long! February 21, 22 and 23rd. The 4 winners of the blog candy will be announced on the 24th!  There will be 3 blog candy packages to be won by simply:
1. Be a follower (leave me a comment telling me you are)
2. Tell me, What is your favorite part of Spring?
3. Make sure you leave your contact info so I can email you if you win.

And that's all for the 3 Blog Candy Packages, and there is another Blog Candy Package to the winner of my "BRIGHT" Challenge! 
Blog Candy for the "Bright" Challenge:

* REMEMBER:   The Valentines Challenge is  due by: February 23rd! Better hurry and complete for
                              you're chance at the Blog Candy!
                             100 Followers Blog Candy ends on: When ever I reach 100 Followers! LOL 
                              "Bright" Challenge is due by: February 23rd!
                              Blog Grand Opening Blog Candy ends on: February 23rd!

I will be having a new and fun challenge every week! So peek in often and see if your my lucky winner!

I look forward to seeing your creations! And remember ... HAVE FUN !


1 ~ Kath

Entries for Blog Candy:

1~ Kath



Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Friday and a few updates!

 Happy Friday!!!
I hope you all have some fun stuff planned for this weekend.

I haven't completed any creations yet, I have several in the works but I haven't finished any yet, I've been busy, busy, busy! Busy Bee around here!  I will have some pics up soon!

Oh I found the camera!! It was stuffed behind the toilet! LOL ... My brother found it. So I sanitized it and now gearing up to post pictures.

Here in Washington we are supposed to get some more snow, so we shall see how much we actually get.

Ok, so it's update time! Currently I am getting ready to move to Colorado Springs, I leave Feb 25th! I have decided to drive there, so it's almost 1500 miles to my destination! I'm traveling with my brother, his girl friend; Christina, and my 2 boys! Oh yea it's gonna be a fun trip lol :-b  I can just imagine the boys so we decided to take several stops along the way at parks, zoo's and adventure parks (that don't cost so much of course lol). I've got the entire route planned out to include the hotels and prices, gas prices of the area's and the fun things that are a MUST SEE! It's definately going to be an adventure!
My original date to leave was the 28th but I have recently found out that my ex is out of prison and he has been stalking me. He followed me into Joanne Fabrics! Then to find out that my restraining order is no longer in affect due to new laws! (stupid new laws!) and I'm moving so that screws me right there and then to find out that my court house here in town didn't even have any idea he was out! he's not registered (sex offender), no Probation Officer, so I told the lady that I wanted them to physically go to his cell that they say he is still in, and make sure it's him because my brother and I both saw him!  I was going around the store to get away from him then I went to check out thinking he left, yea I was wrong. I looked up (behind the cashier is the sewing section) and he was standing there stairring at me! Scared the crap out of me! So I automatically dropped down and ran out the door! I left my soda and everything! I just wanted to leave.  So on to more positive things!  I'm getting married! The date is set for February 29th, I'm so excited, I  can't wait! So for the next few days i'm going to be focused on packing and moving.

The Valentines Challenge will be cancelled unless I get more people interested in the challenge. Please if you plan on completing the challenge, comment on the thread so that i know that you are interested because if I don't get enough followers to participate then I can't do the give away.  The due date for the challenge will be February 30th!
I have more fun challenges planned and some fun and yummy blog candy to give out to some followers ... coming up!

              ~ I have the Valentines Challenge going on right now! Check it out Here!
             ~ 100 Followers Blog Candy!  Invite your followers and friends and leave a comment on the
                 "100 Followers Give Away Blog candy"! HERE
             ~ Blog Grand Opening on February 21, 22 and 23rd! Where 3 lucky followers will win some
                yummy blog candy! Keep looking for the post! I will be posting on Feb 21st!
            ~ The "Bright Challenge" It's a spring "BRIGHT" themed challenge with a sketch and recipe on
                March 1st I will be posting.

So check back often for fun challenges and the WINNERS annoucements!

As always, Have fun and live life to the fullest and don't forget to take pictures to scrap about!

Happy Scrappin' and Hugs,


Monday, February 14, 2011

100 Followers Give Away!

Hello followers! 

Well my goal is to gain 100 followers! So when I do reach 100 followers I will have a drawing ( by random number generator) and then the winner will receive some Blog Candy!

1. You must be a follower to enter (that's the whole point of the giveaway lol ),
2.  Browse my creations and pick a favorite or favorites and leave me a comment on this post telling which ones they are,
3.  Leave me a comment saying: you are a follower and which creations of mine you like the most and any suggestions on what you would like to see on my blog or any suggestions period lol.
 I love comments lol :)
4. And don't forget to leave me your email addy so I can contact you if you are the winner!

And please share my blog! Lol, not a requirement just a friend asking a friend for a favor... Thank you!

The Winner will Receive the following Blog Candy:

* All Followers get an entry weather or not they left a message on here ... Gain extra entries by leaving the comments!

2 ~ Kath                      1 ~ Paper Diva
2 ~ Yolie                      1 ~ Evelyn
1 ~ Sher                     2 ~ Jessica
1 ~ Brenda                1 ~ Katie
1 ~ Lori                     1 ~ Karen
1 ~ Sheronacrim      1 ~ Martha G
1 ~ Luisa                  1 ~ Scrappingamma
1 ~ Angela               1 ~Jennipher L
1~ Celeste                1 ~ Tammy
1 ~ Marti                 1 ~ Terri
1 ~ Brenshieva

Thank You so much! And Happy Creating!!



Valentines Day Challenge Ending soon!

Hello and Good Morning All!

First of all I want to tell every one "HAPPY VALENTINES DAY"!!!!  And Welcome to my blog!

I LOVE Valentines Day! It's supposed to be a Romantic Fun filled Day!
So for our fun I have a challenge for you, that is if you choose to accept it! LOL ... alright here is my Lay Out and the Challenge:

I used a dash of BLACK and whole lot of RED and Pink and a lil of Purple on my Layout complete with Gold Letters and a Journaling Spot.
  • Remember you can flip it, reverse it, do what ever you like as long as it has these elements in the Layout, Card or Altered Item:

  • 1. A Heart some where on your creation,
  • 2. A hint of Black some where on your creation,
  • 3. At least 3 Pictures, Only if you are doing a Layout,
  • 4. Some Bling some where on your creations,
  • 5. The word Love! Gotta have LOVE lol ...
And thats it!
Blog Candy for Winner:

    Have fun with the challenge! I can't wait to see what you come up with. There will be a small RAK for the winner! T
    I have to wait to post a picture because I think my son, John got a hold of my camera and I need to find it lol so I will update as soon as I find my camera.
    In order to enter you must be a follower to add comments.

    To Enter just complete the following:
    * Just leave me a comment saying your a follower, your favorite thing about Valentines Day, email addy ( so I can get a hold of you if you are the winner ) and then complete and enter your creation! and that's all you have to do to win!   Good Luck!!!

    That completes the Challenge portion, now on to the other stuff ... I will be having a "My Blog Grand Opening"! On February 21, 22 and the 23rd! 
    The 3 lucky winners will be posted on the 24th!
     It will last for 3 days! All 3 days there will be a new challenge and new creations that I've come up with and I hope you all enjoy them.  There will be 3 prizes offered at the end , of the 3 days to 3 lucky winners! Again I will created a separate blog post telling all about it. Each day will have a different theme!  

    Please, Please share my blog! I need more followers! I would like to reach 100! When I reach a 100 I will have another "giveaway"! for one lucky follower! I would appreciate it so much! I don't really have many followers but I would like to do more challenges and giveaways and Blog Candy! 

    Thank You so much and I look forward to seeing all your creations!


    1 ~ Kath


    ~ Angela ~

    Thursday, February 10, 2011

    New Valentines Card

    Hello again! Good Morning to you all. I hope everyone is having a good day so far, I know I am.

     I have a lot of things I have to get done today.
     Going to do some grocery shopping, making doctors appointments for my boys and a whole list of things to get done for my move to Colorado Springs, near Fort Carson, where my soon to be hubby is stationed. I've got quite a drive ahead of me from White Salmon, Washington to Colorado Springs, Colorado! Gonna be a 2 dayer I think lol.
    Well I'm leaving on February 28th and getting married on March 1st! I'm sooo excited!!!! We aren't having a traditional wedding, we are just going to get married by the Justice of the Peace in Colorado Springs. True fully I don't care how we get married.
    See my hubby is being deployed in May/June to Afghanistan, so we only have a short period of time in which we can get married amongst all the training and prep work they are doing for Afghanistan.

     Valentines Card

    Here is a Valentines Card that I made for my finance's family.

    The inside reads:
    " I hope you all have a Happy Valentines Day. I made this card especially for you guys, I hope you like it. I know you haven't seen any of my work so I thought I would make you a valentines card.
    Love Angela, Jake, Lane and John ".

    Holidays In Review Blop Hop 1st Prize:

     Holidays in Review Blog Hop at Creative Scrapbooking Divas forum site 1st Prize, Prize (lol). I couldn't believe I won 1st place for the blog hop! It was my first blog hop ever and I had so much fun!!! Right now i'm participating in the Be MyValentine Blog Hop at Creative Scrapbooking Divas: http://www.divascreativas.ning.com/
    We welcome all new members! If you love scrapbooking and Altering Items, making Cards, etc. this is a site for you! We have so many challenges every month and most of them offer RAK's for the Winners and right now we are doing the Be My Valentines Blog Hop which ends on February 17th.

    Another good site to join is Colorful Creations forum site : http://www.colorfulcreations.ning.com/ We also have swaps we do every month on Colorful Creations.
    We just got done with the Valentines Card Swap and we are getting ready to create our Altered Art Swap for the February swap. We have so many fun and challenging challenges at these 2 forum sites.

    I know you'll love these two sites if you love scrap booking, card making and altering items!
    Happy Scrapping!


    Wednesday, February 09, 2011


    Hello all! 

    Ok, I need some help ... I'm new to blogger and don't quite understand how to edit it. I've been trying to add my forum sites like Colorful Creations and Creative Scrapbooking Divas badges along with some of the blog blinkies that I've been following, and I can't figure out how to put them on my blog. I also need suggestions on what to put on my blog, what would like to see?

    Please help me figure this out if you alreaedy know how to operate blogger, lol :) thanks so much!!!

    Ok, for today I'm gonna share some pieces that I've finished for the Colorful Creations Winter Blog Hop, which I won 1st place!! So excited, it was my first Blog Hop!! I love Blog Hops they are so much fun!
    I'm apart of the Valentines Blog Hop on Colorful Creations, but I'm stalled on my projects because I ran out of glue ... lol ... So I need to go buy some more.

    So here are the projects that I created for the Winter Blog Hop:

    "My Love" : My hubby, Jake; his tribute is above the title: My love.  We are getting married, by justice of the peace (I don't care lol) on March 1st ... Just next month! I'm sooo excited!!! Anyways, between my three men and scrapbooking and house work to! lol ... I keep pretty busy and they are my life <3

     I created "John Calvin Slusher" to capture the moments of my youngest sons life starting from the baby shower to now. It was neat one to do, it really doesn't feel like that long ago that he was a new born :(  He's growing up so fast! He turns 3 on March 17th ... Yup that's right he's my St. Patties Day baby. He was born at 7:32pm and so precious! I love my boys so much! Just a lil tribute to two of the three men in my life!

    I created "Adorable" for the ABC Challenge on Colorful Creations, January's Challenge.
    The challenge is to created a Layout every month with the criteria given, like this one was the title had to start with the letter "A", had to have an arrow on the LO some where and ribbon. This month the challenge was to have "B, C or D" in the title. I'm still working on that LO, it will be done soon, I just have to go print off another pic lol. At the end of the year we will have a complete year of LO's. We are supposed to create an album for this challenge to place all the LO's in and have a theme. My Theme are my lil' Boys!

    Here are some of the projects that I have finished for the Valentines Blog Hop and other Challenges.

     "Unconditional Love" ... I love this Layout! A LO about the three very special men in my life, my Hubby; Jake, my son's; Lane and John.
    The Journaling:  "The Loves of my Life. My men ... My Hubby, Jake. My boys, Lane and John ... Love Unconditionally ... ~ No Problem".

    I created "Happy 2nd Bday Lane" for the Monday Mixer Challenge on Colorful Creations. 
    This LO features my oldest son, Lane's 2nd Birthday party. His Birthday Is July 8th 2002! I started to go into labor with him on the 4th of July, but it quit before I could get to the hospital, so a couple days later they had to enduce my labor because I was over my due date which was supposed to be July 2nd, 2002.

    It was created for the "Trains and Tiara's" Challenge, "Close Up" on Colorful Creations.

    Well that's it for tonight! I Hope ya'all have a good night/day!

    Tuesday, February 08, 2011


    Hello, and thank you for stopping by my blog! I'm new at this, so please forgive me, my blog is still under construction lol ... If you have any suggestions, please share. Please feel free to comment and add advise. It would be greatly appreciated!

    I am going to start creating challenges and have blog candy soon after my blog is finished .... I'll keep you posted but for now I really hope some of my work inspires you!

    Thank you again for stopping by and here is a creation that I made the night before last for a challenge on one of my forum sites: Creative Scrapbooking Divas and Colorful Creations. I hope you like it!

    The base page is a combo of 3 different card stocks that I got from my PX at Fort Polk, La. ( I can't remember who made the card stock, it was to long ago lol ). I decided to do a triple layer look but cutting out the card stock in sections and placing them on my LO with glue dots.

    I decided to double mat my pictures with card stock, I thought it looked better, not so plain. The heart I cut out from old cardboard, then I inked it and added the stitch looking work along the edges with a archival black pen ( so it won't fade over time ).

    I finished with misc. embellies and used gold alphabet stickers for the title. The ribbon I used I got from Wal-Mart in the sewing section, I love it, it's sooo cute! Then I added a lil black with the black mini brads, which is the only thing that tacks down the ribbon onto the LO.

    I hope you like the LO and here are some cards that I made the other day.

    But this one is my favorite and I made it for my soon to be hubby, Jake! I love him sooo much!
    Here is the front of the card:

    Here is the back:

    I hope you have fun blogging and creating your own works of art! Lots of Love and please feel free to leave awsome comments and of course become a follower!