Friday, January 30, 2009

Bear Card

Here is a card I made for a card sketch challenge on Scrapbook Lane
There is a new challenge posted every week rather it be for making a card or making a scrapbook layout. It's lots of fun over there.
If your interested in joining, it's invite only.
Just drop me an email
This card was made for my sister and brother in law who are going through some tough times right now.
Also after I snapped the photo, I got to looking at the card and I didn't like how you could see my colored pencil lines so I went over the bear with a blender pen. Worked perfect!
Softened up the bear!
Wish I woulda retook the photo...but...shucks I already mailed it!!

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag Of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

There is something about huge giant flags flapping in the wind that I
just love seeing!!
It's so "AMERICAN". This flag was found in downtown Goshen Indiana

Harley Rocks

These are some plain ole' rocks that I embellished with Harley emblems
and then I sealed them with a shiny varnish.
At the craft shows I get 12/$1.00
If interested email me at
These look great surrounded by candles.

Baby Clay Ornament

I was looking through a catalog one day and I seen this adorable ornament
Every year for Christmas we get my neices and nephews ornaments.
Well this particular ornament was out of my price range but would be perfect for my
nephews first Christmas.
So I got to thinking, I wonder if I can make it out of clay..
So below is my attempt...
Here is the ornament all sculpted in clay

Here it is all painted (minus the face)

Here is what the original ornament looks like.
For the life of me I can't find what I did with the photo of
"MY" finished project. But at least you get the idea of what
it's suppose to look like when it's all done.
I also personalized his name and the year on the blankie.
This one is made from scuply I beleive, I had to paint mine.
I think I like the scuply one better but mine worked :)

I Love My Soldier

This is just a little last minute ornamet I put together for the
Craft show I did this winter. I sold out of them. I didn't make alot but
the ones I did sell I sold for $1.50. I also personalized the back of the star.
If you're interested in buying one you can contact me at


This little guy is also made of clay.
He is a one of a kind. The only one I made like this.
I sold him for $4 at the craft show this winter.
If interested in one similar you could email me at

Harley Snowman

I made this little guy from clay and sold them for $3.
I also made them for gifts for friends that we ride wih.
If you are interested in purchasing one you can contact me
through email at
I can personalize pretty much anything on the tummy. Material for the hat
and scarf varies tho.

I Love Lucy Atc

I really like how this one turned out!

Of course Lucy is just as awesome as they come anyways :)

This was done for a swap called "Famous Dead People" on Atc Lane

I hope whoever received it liked it.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Simple Valentine's

Here is a Valentine's Card I made for a challenge for a yahoo group called Skrapnstylesisters

My attempt at re-doing my dolls hair

I have a secret love for baby dolls.
I love all kinds of dolls!
This particular doll caught my eye at our local thrift store.
I only paid 50 cents for her!!!!
When I seen her I knew she'd be fun to dress up in different outfits for different holidays and such.
It's funny, she become my plastic daughter I think lol..
People come over to my house and even notice her outfits are changed.
My stepmom even looks for outfits for her lol..
And you know.....she don't even have a name! We'll have to do something about that I suppose!
So anyways, when I got her, her hair was not in the
best of shape. Not to mention she is the doll of choice
of all the little kids that come to play at our house.
So her hair has been run through the wringer.
Today I decided to take her out of her Christmas outfit and put her in her
Valentine's outfit.
Well as I was changing her outfit I got to looking at her hair and thought..
She so needs hair therapy!
So here is what I did..
First I filled a pan with warm water and I put about a cup of liquid fabric softner into the water.
Then I stuck the dolls head in there and just let her soak for about a half hour.
(Yes basically I drowned her!)
I was worried her hair might turn blue but nope it didn't.
This is what her hair looked like before the soaking.
See what I mean. Major need of conditioning lol..

After she soaked for about a half hour I very loosely wrapped her hair up in a towel. (didn't want to tangle it anymore then it was)

Then I took a very wide toothed comb and very carefully combed her hair. Starting at the bottom and working my way up.
Although I was careful I still ended up with a nice size hairball when all was said and done.
Her hair still looks a little frizzy but I looks SO much better then what it did. And it's ALOT shinier!
I couldn't do anything with her curly bangs, they were just outta control to begin with. So I combed them as best I could then I pinned them back with a bobby pin.
To save her hair from frizzing any more or getting tangled again I very tightly braided it.
And there you have it....Not great hair but much better!
If you have some babies or barbies with goofy hair give this a try it might work for you!
If you've got any suggestions feel free to share them!!
Oh and by the way, her hair smells great!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Card Sketch Challenge

We had a card sketch challenge on Scrapbook Lane and here is the card I made from it.

The recipient will be my husband's Grandma and Grandpa thanking her for all the goodies she cooked up for us this past Christmas!

A long time ago I made this envelope.

I thought it went well with the card so I stamped

matching butterflies on it and it's

now officially on it's way!

Wouldn't you like to receive mail that came in an

envelope like that!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Congratulations to the Obama Family

I would love to interveiw these girls.
What is happening to them is beyond their wildest dreams.
I mean seriously what kid hasn't dreamt of living in the WHITE HOUSE!!!
I also think that they seem to be so proud of their daddy!
Isn't this so cool?!! She is taking pictures of todays event!
It's so surreal she wants to take it all in.
I wonder if she has a clue how many photos of her and her family will be taken over the next 4 years lol..I love it!!
I wonder what they're saying here. "We did it Baby!"

I just think this picture is to cool.

"We did it Baby! We made it to the White House!" and she says "That's my man!"
I think they seem so PROUD!!

One focus on today (which is NOT a big deal to me) was what will Michelle wear.
I thought it was pretty neat to hear she wore a non famous name and instead chose someone that wasn't in the lime light.
However! I do beleive she chose a great outfit for today. Looks like it was as warm as she could get with still looking classy.
Good thinkin!

I have never found election time to be of much interest to me.
I mean I know it should be, I should exercise my right to vote,but I always just figured I didn't know what all that political stuff meant so I wouldn't know who to vote for really.

I never seemed to form my own opinion. I took what other people were saying about the past candidates and formed my opinion from what I'd "heard".

But this year it was different. I studied each candidate, as well as the VP's, I watched the debates, I read up on them online..and I VOTED!

I did not find it to be an easy vote either! I was torn right up till the time I filled out my ballot!
I think both McCain and Obama had something good and bad to bring to the table.

I am honored to be a part of this day in history. To know that *I* voted to help bring change to this great country is remarkable. My kids and Grandkids and so forth will be studying this day for years and years to come.

I am excited to watch the Obama girls grow, I am excited for this family! They just give off such a glow of "WE DID IT!!"

I am going to reach out and grab hope and say, "I hope Obama does good by us and is the change America needs." May the Lord guide him and keep him and his family safe. It's going to be a tough road for PRESIDENT Obama.

There are several out there who are anti-Obama. And that's ok. We have the right to our own opinions, that's the great thing about living in the USA, we have the right to our opinion. But the majority of America has spoken. There is no turning back, nothing can be done. So we may as well make the most of it. I say give him a chance to prove himself. Reform your opinion once he's had time to make a difference. Maybe you'll be surprised. Maybe he will serve you well.

I am epecially proud to be an American today. I loved seeing how other American's came together as one. I was also especially happy to see how much prayer was said and the mention of God. May he never be removed from our Country.

I am attaching some photos I found doing a google search. I got them from
If you want to see more. There are some great ones!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

An Idea For Christmas Photos

I love receiving Christmas cards!
And to make it extra special, I love it when photos are included.
But once Christmas is over I never know what to do with all the wallet size photos I receive.
So a couple years back I started a Christmas Album.
I take the card and photo (and newsletter if one is sent) and I make a VERY
simple 8.5x11 scrapbook page.
I then just keep them in a 3 ring binder.
It's so fun to go back and see how much people change and grow!
Just curious does anyone else have ideas for Christmas photos?

The Sea Shore ATC

This atc is made from a photo out of a travel company magazine.
I layered blue and white paint around the edges, added magic mesh to the corner
added a clipping from the article and then added a silver dollar bead.
I really like this card. I think the little girl is so sweet and innocent looking

Snowflake Card

This is not my favorite card, but perhaps someone might like it
and find inspiration in making one better :)

Standing Clay Snowman

This is a snowman I made from airdry clay and then I painted.
He sold at a craft show this year for $4.50.
He's one of a kind-the only one I made like this.
He turned out pretty cute dotcha think!?

Altered Cigar Box

I thought I had some other photos of this but I guess not. (I'll keep digging)

My sister's bedroom is all done in gold tone safari type decor.

For Christmas I altered her this cigar box and filled it with fun little trinkets.

This was alot of fun to work with.

I painted the whole box black, the I decopauged the patterned paper on.

I sealed the box with a good clear shiny sealer. I used a wooden ball and painted it gold and put it on top of the box. I also used wooden balls to make "feet" on the box

She seemed to have really like this.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fairy Atc's

Here are some Cards I made for a fairy atc swap on
ATCLANE a yahoo group that I own. (Come on over and join us!)
I love how these cards turned out.
They are images I printed of the internet they were black and white and I water colored them and added all the good fun embellishments.
The first one is my favorite!!

Fun little Card

This is a card I made for my cousin when I didn't get his card sent in time.
I can't remember where this pattern came from either, I beleive someone shared it on one of the yahoo groups I'm on.
This can also be flipped up the other way and a bikini top made.

Wedding Card

Here is a card I made for my brother and his wife for their wedding.
Crud tho!I forgot where i got the pattern from. If anyone knows where this pattern came please leave it in the links section.
This was really easy to make and it's "different"


Ok so my cousin is a huge Elvis fan, well for Christmas last year I made her a record bowl and put various Elvis items in the bowl...however everyone else's bowls that I've seen came out way better then mine. Anyone got any tips for me?
Here is what I did.
I went to a thrift store and got them for like 25 cents I bought extra for mistakes.
I put the oven on a low temp and laid a metal bowl ontop of a flat cookie sheet.
Then I laid the record on the bowl letting it "melt" around the bowl.
Below is the cobbled up crap I came up with..anyone have any ideas or tips for me??

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

This is SO me!!!

For Christmas, I got 2 gifts that are SO me. Like "thee perfect gift" and ironically I got a great chuckle out of them!!
As soon as I opened these gifts it was like "She's good she KNOWS me!!"
I am a HUGE coffee drinker! Pretty much drink it from sun up to sun down.
And there are many mornings I get up and realize CRAP! I'm outta coffee...creamer..filters..etc...
Well my friend Staci made me a "emergency coffee basket". How awesome for me lol..
She filled it with creamer, and filters, and coffee samples and sugar packets and just lots of other things...everything a coffee lover needs for her coffee!! How funny and perfect is that??!!

From my Mother in Law I got a super cute pair of pj's! The pj pants have coffee cups and pots all over them!! And they are a really pretty teal color to boot!! When I opened these up I couldn't help but laugh because I think these jammies were made just for me lol..

I really love and cherish every gift I got, these are just the 2 gifts that screamed "me".

I hope you all got some great gifts too!

Snowman Paper Piecing

I used a pattern out of a toll painting book. I think he turned out cute.
It's hard to see the snowballs, but they're there and even glittered.
I made this for a swap in a scrapbook group.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Ok with the prompt from my friend Teresa I'm going to list my New Years "resolutions"
This year I was going to try the whole "My resolution is to have no resolutions" but seriously??? is that possiable??? My mind keeps wondering to new things that I think "I want to fix that this year" So I don't think it's possiable to have no resolutions.
I want to wish you all a Happy New Year!!!!!!
Here is my resolutions for 2009....
Shawna's 2009 New Years Resolutions...
1* Quit smoking or at least cut WAY back
2*Spend more time with my boys, quality time. They are growing up before my very eyes and I'm not embracing it as much as I should or even could.
3*The dreaded lose some weight ...OYE
4*Work on my crafts and scrapbooks more and attempt to get ahead of the game
5* Get more organized...although this might be a hard one, I'm beginning to think I'm hopeless in this department :)
*6 Read more.
So there ya have it. Those are the things I'd like to accomplish in 2009.
Do you have your list made??