That's Me

That's Me

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Arrrrrr, wanna see Me Treasure??

LOL!!! Well it's defiantly a treasure, but, there's no treasure chest and pirates.
This is My Goofy Boy Ozkar, he always makes Me laugh.

This weeks LO challenge over at Lasting Memories is
Time for  a Treasure Hunt!

I love this paper and how fitting is the text on it!
I did some machine sewing on this LO and it is "sew" much fun! Dork alert, that's Me! Anyhooooo,

I have a little hidden feature here too. There's some hidden journaling and a keepsake pocket. Which is
the entire patterned band along the bottom, I think I will put the hair cut pictures in there!

Oh yes the designer papers are  all Clever Handmade!
If you haven't seen Heidi's new lines you should check her out too!!

OK thanks for looking! Bye bye.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Where have I place too exciting! Just home kicking it working and tending kiddos.
I see what you all have been doing though :)
Exciting news....I received my pkg. of goodies from Karen @ Lasting's a thank
you and a little peak at all the Blingie Goodness I received!!!
Cha Ching!!
And a little flash off the table, lol! 
I have also been doing a little organizing to the craft/tv room ohhhhh and doing a make over on a chunky old
picture frame!! When I'm done I will be posting on that as well.
Once again thank you to Karen from

See ya a little later!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Are you ready for an out of this world notebook?
OK, I'll show ya!

It's got some cute little octagons on it with fun patterned paper...
That I stitched down with my sewing machine!
It went pretty quick. I used some scrap paper to cute the octagons out.

The paper is Clever Handmade!

I think I will turn this one over to my little  Ozkar and see what he puts in it.
Have a great day.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunny Sunday Ya'll!

Ohh it's going to be a nice one today and I will be inside...working
...the good new is I do Love my job.

What I have to share with you today is a 8x10 LO of my kiddos, I really like to scrap this size of foto. We all have them and it seems like the get piled on top of each other in the frame. Not

Having a daughter and a son the color schemes get a little challenging sometimes. I try and stick to the
colors in there clothing.

I also have a bestie who is an amazing photographer...and she blesses me with
great fotos of my kids.

I still haven't figured out how to take great pictures of my work. I seem to get glare.

I added a tuxedo bow and a doilie. Decided it would be good just like this. I think I may need
to add a date on here somewhere...I'm sure one day the dates will be escaping me.
Have a nice day and thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

So lovely So sweet
Soooo on a Roll!
Ok more cards ladies and perhaps gentelmen. 

Annnd I think all my fotos will be taken with this backgraound from now kiddos cheery bedroom walls, they make Me smile..the kids too.

So much fun I think  I am stocked up on cards for a while now, but maybe not. Have a Great Day thanks for checkin in!! Sonja

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cards, cards, cards....

Cards, cards, and!
...Clever Cards...
I have been on a card roll lately. I think because it allows me to sample all the goodies without a huge commitment. There are so many things to be made out of one 12x12 piece of paper!

Love me some pinwheels, they are so light and airy, this one is totally form...not function!

I totally got the banner across the front of the card from Heidi Grace Kress. She had lots of cute samples of this technique when she came to visit....and the tabs. I am really liking tabs right now too, lol!

Ohhhhh love this quote and the little stamps, I've had them around for a while and decided it was just the time to use them. I like how you can make any sentiment you want and it's ecletcic. Lends itself nicely to the uniqueness of this paper.
There's a little of whats goin on in My Craft world.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Paper Lovin Gals #27 submission, Audrey Frame

Audrey Frame

I have had painted this green frame a while ago and it's just been kinda uninspired until...I layed some super cute Nikki Sivils (Audrey Collecton) on my table next to it. And my creation was born...
I just fell in love with the way it's turned out. I'm quite proud of this one.
I'm going to enter it over @ Paper Lovin Gals #27

I decided on a triangle banner with some faux stitching! 
I have some of these "partridges" stock piled...they are the sweetest little birds. For the flowers I free handed some circles and spiral cut them, rolled them in and secured the trio down with hot glue!!
The papers I modge podged to the surfaces(the frame and bird).
I just may have to make more birds and flowers!!
Thank you for coming to visit, there's so much inspiration and encouragement to share.

Friday, April 13, 2012's Handmade

Hello Blog Friends!
Seems like life caught up with me in the last week and I've been absent! I did get to burn the midnight oil a few times! Nothing like some Bon Jovi and a stack of paper to get things going!

What I have to share with you is a sweet LO I made of my baby girl Easter of 05'.  I used the embroidery boards and patters from Clever Handmade! This is soooo much fun, you rub the pattern on and pre-pierced the design then stitch it on! 

So the Clouds are what I stitched on!! Just a floatin in the sky. This paper is the Embroidery Board that Heidi designed to be used with the transfers, but you can use it for anything. It's a great weight it  holds  up to getting spritzed, cuts nicely and it comes in some mod patterns:)

Isn't it cute?? You can stitch as close or as spread out as you want. I like seeing the pattern in between my stitching, and the little heart is so sweet!

Got a close up of my journaling and banner. I created the banner  using Sticker Tape, also a Clever Handmade product! I layered the two together and made a couple a snips and there is was, a clever little banner, lol! The sticker tape it a heavier  weight  than washi tape and it's not translucent. I'm a fan for sure. 

Thanks for looking it just maaayyy be two post night, we'll see!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

                    Good Morning from the Beautiful Pacific NW!
 This morning reminded me how blessed I am to live where I do. Just a touch of breeze out there this morning for our Easter Egg hunt. So nice. I have threatened to enter the challenge over at Sweet here I go. ....

Sketch Challenge 156

Here's the sketch's my card. I used the new and fabulous Heidi Grace Kress...Clever Handmade
Out of this world papers to create my card. The stamp is from SU.

Another from the side angle.
Thanks for looking I always enjoy seeing who's coming by to visit!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Sunny Bedroom

Hello, thought I'd take a minute to share with you my kiddos bed room. We have a really, small we decided to turn our fantastic living room... into their shared  bed room!! When the kids were little, under three, we had a swing hanging in one of the walkthroughs in this room. Oh the memories of the wee ones falling asleep in a the house. So precious.

 Having one of each kinda makes ya get creative when it comes to a shared space. Fortunately for us it works out, they love to sleep together, they get that from me :) I'm a snuggler.

Miss Ellie colored in some flowers at the base of out tree.

I used the Cricut Pumpkin carving cartridge and an overhead projector to stencil the tree on the wall. I repeated parts of the tree on one other wall too.
 My kids school was super nice to let me borrow it.

My little OZ coloring in a fish in his pond.I still have to paint a guy fishing the pond. Thinking if I can get him to hold still long enough I will trace his silhouette. I think that would be pretty special.  I free handed the fish and cat tails...that was easy enough for me. My artistic talent doesn't lend itself to drawing.

Another view of the room, and yes that's my vacum, it's always out and getting used....I am the crazy vacuum lady. I can't help it though...we live under some HUGE maple trees. When they are in full bloom it looks like a canopy of green above our little bungalow. Oh..random, sorry.

There are puffy clouds all over the room. It was such a blast to be able to do this for my kids. And, for the cost of the blue paint...$23.00, because I had the other paints already. I just used acrylic craft paints I have hanging around from other projects.  

I love being able to create for my kids. I know that they will look back at this time with fondness. Living in grandpa and grandmas front yard with a decked out room, parents that love them and freedom to run out the front door and have an adventure. I'm pretty blessed.

Thanks for dropping in! Have any of you ever muraled walls? How'd you do it? I'd love to know.
Happy Easter.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hello Tuesday!
I would like to share a little, well a little more than a little layout I have been working on I am entering it over at Lasting Memories! I just love the way it turned out.

So the theme of the challenge was April Fools! Showing how you use tricks in your layout...sooo lets get started on the show& tell. :) I love doing a little faux stitching with my Singo Uni-Ball white gel pen...

In the upper left corner we have the cute Road Trip flap..concealing my Carpenter and the Walrus!! The designer paper is Nikki Sivils Exit Here collection.

Under the foto of my kiddos and Man is a spring, these are so fun...they just boing around....

Ohhh the list just keeps on a going, here I used a library pocket. I found these at my kids school and they gave them to me, so cute to decorate and the library cards too!! I have journaled on the backs you can see in the next foto....

Ohhh and the cloud is Clever handmade, she has some really great rub-on embroidery patters!
Soooo there are a few of my tricks. Thanks for coming over and checking it out. Have a super day!!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Just a little glimpse of Easter

 Good Day Friends!
 I wanted to share a couple of Easter Cards I was working on today.
For starters my Glittered Choco Bunnie! I love making this card, it never gets old!
The Bunny Grass and Eggs are all off the 2010 Easter Cricut Cart...did I mention I love my Cricut? I don't think I have...yet. I have lots of these cuts stored away, as I borrowed this cart from a good friend and I just can't find the cartridge affordably any more...I keep looking!! I think I will enter this one in over at Paper Lovin Gals. Cause it just fits the bill soooo perfectly!!

Secondly....I sent my Hubby into Impress on his lunch break yesterday...what a good man. The stamp of the week a $3.00 that price tag! So here are a few ways I've used it! I'm thinking I could not ink the eggs, and stamp gifts in the wheelbarrow too!! Oh onto my button and twine issues, lol!! Twine is so fun and inexpensive.  And I love doilies, they are so versatile. I turned a few into flowers the other day too!!
Have a Sunny Day!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Just Add Ink!

Good Morning everybody! Just a quick post before  I head off to work. I came across this great little
blog called
Just Add Ink, & loved the sketch so I thought I'd try it out before I leave.

I used Echo Park that I have had since the bad. The sketch just made me think of it! And, the button sliders just worked out too cute, in my humble opinion, lol. I should like my work though, right? Thanks for stoppin by and if you get the chance check out the work of the other ladies over at Just Add Ink, they are super!
*Have a Sunny Day*

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Friday Mash Up  #51


I was so inspired by Holly's Quilted card that I decided to join in the fun. Here's my first attempt at a quilted look. I used scraps from the We R Memory keepers new baby line Snips and  Snails ands Sugar and Spice. I think they worked out nicely. A little SU ribbon I have from past projects...a little white pen and voila!

A little side angle it's defiantly not perfect, but, for my first shot I'll take it!!
Thanks for coming by to look at my little creation! Have a Great Day, Sonja

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Here's my submission to Lasting Memories #80

Hello fellow crafty ones! I just love the challenge over at Lasting Memories this week!! The opportunity to showcase the other lovies in our lives. Pets can be such good friends. This is our Zdravo pronounced
Straw-vo, it's Croatian for what we thought meant Cheers. That's my heritage, well some of it, my mom was born in the former Jougoslavia on the coast of the beautiful Adriatic quickly I get side tracked, lol.

Ok here's the Puppy Love
I used the Cricut Create a Critter Cart, it's probably my favorite cartridge, for the bones and dog house.

Couple of angel views.
Just a touch of journaling on the left side of Ozkar's pic with the new puppy. The journaling talks about our journey to Eugne Oregon to pick up the new family member :)

So there it tis! Thanks for looking. I always find a little more inspiration in all the kindness that has come My way since I've started my journey into the blog world. Sonja

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Nikki Sivils, Exit Here Collection

Oh have mercy it looks like a rainbow exploded in my house, that's always a good sign! I have been busy playing with my new Nikki Sivils papers. A good friend turned me onto her and what a delight it has been. I love the feel of her products, they defiantly evoke warm fuzzies.
I'm going to share a couple of cute little things I have made.

Soooo I'm in love with these note books...only a dollar a perfect blank canvas! I modge podged the entire book with "My Traveling Dress" it's just the perfect size print. Then I used my Martha Scoreboard to make the rosette and hot glue to anchor that baby's not going anywhere it may get smashed in my bag, but I think it'll still be cute. I also added the house off  the cut up sheet. A couple of buttons...gotta have buttons! And a little fabric rose on the clasp.
The other thing I did was modge podge the paper on upside down and backwards! And you know what?? I'm still pleased with the outcome, somethings don't always go as planned. You just roll with it. So my book opens upside down and backwards...everything else is still right side up!

There she is upright!

The next project was this canvas so easy and simple.
I used  a shimmering mist. I really like the random spots it gives and a little shimmer. It's Radiant rain, Luminarte. You could use Twinkling H2O's or Tim Holtz, depending on the look you're going for. This literally took 20 minutes to do? Maybe...
Oh, my little Ellanor when she was four in Croatia, such fond memories of these days.
I used double sided adhesive and pop dots to attach the cut ups.

I think these would make a great little hostess gift, thank you gift, or a just because gift.

I had the opportunity to meet Nikki at CHA this year and she's a lovely person. On a side note...I wish somebody would have told me not to wear the mock neck!! I look like an old lady! lol, oh well I know now.

Have a great day and I hope that you've enjoyed these cute little creations. They sure were  fun to make, I think I will be making more...