Saturday, March 29, 2014

HIMCR Freestyle

Well, I have now served on the HIMCR design team for 1 year.  This commitment has gotten me through some hard times the last year.  Laurie has been a fantastic "boss" and I cannot thank her enough for giving me the opportunity to participate with her.

When this posts, I will be in Montana.  Yep.  I'm trading our 60 an 70 degree weather for 30 degrees and snow.  Tony's brother Matt is getting married and soon I will have a new sister-in-law!

This week's sponsor is Paper Temptress.  She is giving a fantastic prize!  This beautiful pink paper is from paper temptress.  I love it!

Head on over to Hiding In My Craft Room and enter for this great prize.  And make sure to keep checking back to see new things that I am doing!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

HIMCR #140--Super Scraps Saturday

Yay for Scraps!  Seriously, I love using scraps.  But can I be honest?  I went back in my archives for this one.  I read a post on and it talked about all of the stuff we put on our pages and how different everyone is.  Well, I didn't used to put tons of stuff on my pages.  But I have gone that way and sometimes I miss the simple way.  So, I went and found this gem from a few years ago.

Here is proof that you don't have to use anything but paper to create a great layout.  If I was doing this page now, it would have buttons and washi tape and and and and.  Seriously.  It would be so much.

Make your way to Hiding In My Craft Room and enter to win a $25.00 gift certificate from!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

HIMCR #139--Spring Colors

Last week we had a taste of spring in our corner of the world.  We worked outside all weekend and got tons of work done.  This weekend, we look to get 2 inches of sleet and 4 to 5 inches of snow.  Ugh.  So, instead of thinking spring outside, let's just use spring colors in our creations this week!

This was almost 2 years ago.  I can't even believe it!  She will be 2 on Sunday.  She covered her eyes and when she uncovered them, she was surprised to see Julie standing over her taking her picture.  This set of 2 are some of my favorites that Julie ever took of Anna.

This week's prize is 3 digital images of your choice from Sweet N Sassy Stamps.  They provided me with the 3 adorable bugs that you see standing out on the page.  Now, head over to Hiding In My Craft Room and enter for your chance to win!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

HIMCR #138--What's Buggin' Ya?

Can you believe our next challenge will be in March?!  This week, let's prepare for Spring and use a bug.  Any bug.  This weeks stamps is Alota Rubber Stamps.  They provided this adorable bee image for me to use!

They have provided a great prize!  Make sure to link up for a chance to win!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

HIMCR #137--Patterned Paper x3

Am I the only one that doesn't use more than 2 patterned papers in a layout?  This week was a challenge!  Your challenge is the same as mine.  Use three, that's right!, three patterned papers in a card or layout.  We have a fantastic sponsor this week.  DCWV has provided 3 different prizes totaling $100.00!  That's right!  You have 3 chances to win this week.  

This is from the school pack.  Isn't it adorable!  Head on over to Hiding In My Craft Room and enter for your chance to win!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

HIMCR #136--Super Scraps Saturday

Dig out your scraps!  It's super scraps Saturday!  This week's sponsor is 2 Cute Ink.  The prize is two digital images of your choice.  

Isn't our little penguin cute?!  He's on 2 other blogs.  Check out the design team blogs to find him.  Head on over to Hiding In My Craft Room and enter your scraps creation!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

HIMCR #135--Blue Without You

 It's color challenge week!  This week is blues.  We don't care what blue.  We are calling it "blue without you."

You all know that when it's color challenge week, I use as much of that a color as I can for the week.  However this week is different.  So sit back and get ready for story time.

Have you ever joined a "pray for _____" Facebook page because a friend recommends it?  I normally don't do that, but I got an invite to join one from a good friend.  I joined it for some reason.  This baby's name was Hadley Mae.  She had many problems starting before she was born.  The family was aware that there was a chance they would never hold her alive.  Hadley was horn and not only did they get to hold her, but they continued to hold her in their arms for 172 days.  She was even able to go home to be with her brothers and sisters for many of those days.  I have followed her journey from the beginning and her whole family is an inspiration.  Her short life ended this week and even though I do not personally know her family, my heart hurts for them.  So, I made this card to send to them.  

The little butterfly is an image from  When I picked this image I had no idea what I would be using it for.  I have another post coming this week using this adorable little butterfly. has provided the prize for this week's winner so head over to and enter your "blue without you" project!