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I am the Mom of one wonderful little boy and the wife of a great guy! I work full time as an Office Manager and do the book keeping for my husband's new business. I love spending time with my son and my hubby. I also love spending time with my sister and our dear friends scrapbooking, laughing until our sides and stomachs hurt, having fun, and just living and loving life!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Steeler Bling!

Happy Monday to you!  Sandra here to share my designer's choice project for today.

Thinking of Hines and Kym preparing for the Dancing with the Stars finale I was inspired to do a Steelers layout.  Thanks to my fantastic sister I had the wonderful opportunity to attend my very first Pittsburgh Steelers game last fall!  As a lifelong Steelers fan this was a dream come true for me!!!

My sister and I started our day "tailgating" at a Champagne brunch at the Rivers Casino - can you say mimosa?  I did! :o)  We then tried our luck at the slots for a little while before we walked from the casino to Heinz Field.  Along the way to the stadium we were snapping pictures (we are scrapbookers you know) and during one of the handoffs we fumbled the camera and it hit the sidewalk. Well, that was the end of that camera so all of the photos from inside the stadium were taken with our cell phones.  Even though my beloved Steelers lost by three the experience was fabulous!

You know that I love, love, love all of the great bling products that Creative Charms has to offer so it goes without saying that I had to bling up my layout using Creative Charms Vintage Jewels in Steeler logo colors and some Gradient Gem Stickers.

I created a pocket in the lower left side of the page for my ticket and blinged it with three Vintage Jewels.
I used the Amber Gradient Gem Stickers (the medium and small) to create the bling football and added three more Vintage Jewels for the logo.
A close up of the Steeler logo.
A close up of the bling football. 
A close up of the pocket for my ticket.
I may change out the Amber Vintage Jewels in the logos for a Vintage Jewels - CLEAR colored with a yellow Copic Marker.  I always keep clear gems on hand just in case I need to color them with Copics to get the exact shade that I want for my project.

Creative Charms products used:

Check out the products that I used and all of the other great products at 

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!  Go Hines and Kym!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thank you so much!

This is sad to say and I deeply apologize but today is the first chance I had to really read all of the comments left on my blog from the Creative Charms blog hop.  I am overwhelmed at all of your kind words!  I also visited every blog address that was left on the posts and I am telling you that there are a lot of extremely talented ladies - WOW!  It is intimidating and inspiring!!!

When I started designing for Creative Charms last year I really did not think that I was good enough.  I was so scared to post my first project and I still get jitters when I have a project to share.  All of your words of support are helping to ease my nerves so again I thank you all.

Take care and make it a great day!
Sandra :o)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bling + Polka Dot Ribbon = Minnie Memories

My projects for the month of May are classified as “Designer's Choice” - this means that I get to choose whatever Creative Charms goodies I want to work with!  So exciting!!!  If you have been following my blog you know that one of my favorite Creative Charms  products are the Gradient Gem Stickers.  I am telling you - they are fabulous!  I am proud to report that I own at least one pack of every color!!! :o)

Dear friends of mine are currently in Walt Disney world and I am dreaming of the day that we can return to that wonderfully magical land!  I guess that dream, Creative Charms Gradient Gem Stickers and Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon is what inspired the layout I am sharing with you today.

I have loved all of the character meals that I have been so lucky to experience and I think they are the best way to meet and greet the characters.  Chef Mickey’s is one of my absolute favorites.  We always have a blast and the food is great!

My little man smiled from ear to ear when his love, Minnie Mouse, approached our table.  He declared his love for her and greeted her with a great big hug and a kiss.  It was so sweet!  Minnie is my sister's favorite character and she was equally excited to visit with Minnie!!!

A closer look at the left page.
I used the one of the largest and two of the smallest gem stickers to create the bling Mickey heads!
A closer look at the right page.
I used the largest and two of the smallest gem brads to create the Mickey head by Minnie's signature.
Make your way over to www.creativecharms.com to see and purchase all of the fantastic goodies Creative Charms has to offer.

Thanks for stopping by.  Make it a great day!
Sandra :o)

Monday, May 2, 2011

And the winner is...

True Random Number Generator 19
Kelly Massman said...

Cute--love the pink!
I'm a follower!

thanks also for a chance to win!

Happy May!!!

Hello Everyone! We are keeping the spring ball rolling here at Creative Charms with a new Kit of the Month and a new Deal of the Month. They compliment each other beautifully! We are going to try something a little bit different this month. The Kit of the Month has all the charming goodness like flowers and other gorgeous goodies. The Deal of the Month has all the complimentary bling and ribbon. Each will stand on it's own, but work better together! So here they are:

Kit of the Month - $14.99

Each Kit Contains:
  • Knitted Strawberries - 3 Pieces
  • Orange Countryside Garden - 6 Pieces
  • Green Knitted Butterflies - 4 Pieces
  • Blue Small Knitted Flowers - 9 Pieces
  • Blue Blooming Garden - 12 Pieces
  • Pink Blooming Garden - 12 Pieces

Deal of the Month - $6.99

Each Kit Contains:
  • Amber Gradient Gem Stickers -76 Pieces
  • Blue Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
  • Pink Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
  • Assorted Gradient Pearl Stickers - 76 Pieces
  • Light Purple Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
  • Light Green Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
  • Green Gradient Gem Brads - 9 Pieces
  • Purple Gradient Gem Brads - 9 Pieces
  • 18" Blue Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
Hurry over to www.creativecharms.com to place your order today!