Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thank You For Your Patience

Hello Ladies......

First of all I want to give you a "BIG" thank you for all you have done for me these past couple of months as all of you may know I had hosted my first ever Hello Kitty Swap. Most of the ladies that participated came through with the swap some did not, but it was ok I have the best angel swapper ever my baby girl Nataleigh who has been of great help in this swap :). The swap was due April 29th 2011 and I stopped receiving packages @ the beginning of June.
At this time my family and I encounter a very difficult time in our lives which is the hardest thing we have been through as a family. Faith has kept us going through this horrific time, and I know the Lord has NOT left our side at all. It has been very difficult for all of us and at this time we have just been getting the strength to go on and continue our lives as we have been destined to do. It's not easy but we can do all things through God who gives us strength.
Due to this I did not have time to send out the packages from the swap and most of the ladies thought I was not going through with it it saddens me to think that some of you thought I was keeping your items. First of all I will never do that it is not of my character and those that sent me ugly and hurtful messages I can tell you that I completely understand your point of view, but I do hope that you understand mine as well. Everything is good on my side and I forgive your harsh words and wrongful thinking. I hope you can find in your heart to forgive me for not sending your swap earlier. For my friends that joined the swap and know me very well thank you for believing in me and for encouraging during this difficult time. I love you guys and you know who you are! Thank You.
This is to inform you that all packages are ready to be shipped out and you will hopefully receive them by the end of this week. I will send all packages with a delivery confirmation number. I will contact each person with their number as soon as I have it. Please feel free to leave me comments below and thank you so much for your patience and participation. I appreciate you!

God Bless You!
Alee'

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hello Kitty Tag Swap Group # 3

Hi ladies hope you had a great weekend! We sure did besides the fuss and buzz of our home's construction which is getting old on me already.... lol seriously I can't wait to see it done. Well besides this I had an amazing weekend with my family had a great time with friends and now it's time for me to start getting busy and start mailing all those packages from the swap out :). I still have a few packages I'm waiting on but I will try to put up a new video out today of group #2 :) I can tell you that they are all great! I love each and everyone of them. My friends and I have been brainstorming on future swaps so keep posted for those which will be so much fun :) I seriously can't wait, right Linda, Susi and Vero ...? For now let me share the video I have up on YT of the tags for group # 3 hope u will like them they are all super nice!!! Hope you will have a blessed week :)


Ladies thank u so much for participating hope you all had fun creating these and thank you for the extra time you put in into sending me something as well as creating what you guys made me :) Thank You so very much!!!

Much Luv,

Alee'

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hello Kitty Tag Swap Group #4

Hi there ladies :)

Hope everyone is having such an amazing time creating. As for me between family ties, travel, home construction, school, and homeschooling Nataleigh things have been pretty crazed! Other than that creating has not been one of my top things lately :( Not because I don't want to it's just that my home's construction has me going crazy.... lol but I know things will get better here soon and hey, the Lord will not give me something I can not handle He's just making me stronger.

I do want to share that I am still waiting on several packages from the Hello Kitty swap for both the tags and the pages. For updated info on your groups please check back on here I usually update the day I receive the packages or latest the day after. I do want to share with all of you the tags for group #4 here is the YouTube video for the tags hope you will like them I absolutely adore them and I do want to take this time once again to thank you for participating in the swap it really means so much Thank You!!! For the ladies that have sent me extras there was no need to do so, but I do honestly appreciate your kindness and I want to say Thank You it means more than you will ever know :)


Thanks so much for stopping by and watching the video and for the ladies that participated thank you so so so much. Seriously I can not wait to share with all of you the rest of the tags they are absolutely beautiful.
Hope you will have such a great Friday :)

Lord Bless,
Alee'

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hello Kitty 6x6 Mini Page Swap Info & Groups



Hi ladies
So happy all of you could join in the fun of my first ever swap :)
I am so excited to be hosting this fun swap! How can we resist that adorable kitty?
I know she's too cute for words and I am sure if you joined this swap is because you are in my shoes totally in love with this cute kitty which in many cases makes us go back in time and remember a lot of our childhood or present times! I am so excited and can't wait to see everyone's creations thanks for joining in once again!

Here it goes this is a 6x6 page swap you are to make 6 pages and keep 1 and send me 5. IF YOU ARE UNABLE FOR ANY REASON ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AT ANY GIVEN TIME DUE TO AN EMERGENCY PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and I will be an angle swapper for that group. These are due to me on or before April 29th, 2011. Mail out day will be May 3, 2011. I will be out on vacation after this time so please try your best to get them to me on or before the due date of April 29th, 2011. Please send a SASE with as much postage that you paid for the ones you are mailing to me PLUS 4 additional postage stamps just in case it's needed if not used I will be sure to include them on the package I will be sending you back I WILL NOT be keeping your postage for any reason :) I will make sure to send the unused stamps back!

Challenge for this swap is:
1. Free use of fabric (ex. but not limited fabric flowers or bows it's up to you how you or what you would like to create with fabric).
2. Your page will have to be using pastel colors I thought this would be fun because many of us tend to use bright colors or vintage colors I thought pastels was a challenge :) 

3. You must decorate both sides of your page :)

Feel Free TO CONTACT ME ON FB jentaleighjentaleigh@yahoo.com, YT: jentaleigh, or my BLOG: http:aleejentaleigh.blogspot.com

1st Group :)

Susie @ sillyshyshushi *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Lauren @ renmac19 *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Liz @ scrapiliciouslife *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Annel @ twinkies1ful ***ANGEL SWAPPED 

By: Alee' HERE :)
Yvette @ daileyscrapper *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Tiara @ http://imacraftysista.blogspot.com   ***ANGEL SWAPPED  By:

Nataleigh @ http://nataleighscraftland.blogspot.com

2nd Group:)

Linda @ ScrapChica *RECIEVED* Thank U :)
Vero @ scrapaholic100
Jackie@ creativejackie *RECIEVED* Thank U :)
Thai @ evilscrapper   *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Amy @ amycolemanrn *RECEIEVED* Thank U :)
Betty @ Scrappassionol    *RECIEVED* Thank U :)
3rd and last group :)

Jackie @ Scrappinlatina
Nellie @ nellielees *Received* Thank U :)
Lydia @ littlelyds1 *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Liann @ Creatingwithaloha *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Esther @ Facebook *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Alee' @ jentaleigh *HERE*

Thank you ladies feel free to contact your group members and sub their channels or blogs :) Hope everyone is happy with their groups and remember any questions I'm here :) Hoping this will be a fun fun swap and I am so excited you decided to join in :) means so much. Please respond to this message :)

Hugs and Blessings as always :)
Alee'


Hello Kitty Tag Swap Info and Groups

Hi ladies

So happy all of you could join in the fun of this TAG SWAP of my first ever tag swap :) There are four groups in this swap :) THANKS LADIES :)
I am so excited to be hosting this swap! How can we resist that adorable kitty?
I know she's too cute for words and I am sure if you joined this swap is because you are in my shoes totally in love with this cute kitty which in many cases makes us go back in time and remember a lot of our childhood or present times! I am so excited and can't wait to see everyone's creations thanks for joining in once again!

Here it goes this is a TAG SWAP you are to make 5 tags and keep 1 and send me 4. IF YOU ARE UNABLE FOR ANY REASON ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AT ANY GIVEN TIME DUE TO AN EMERGENCY PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and I will be an angle swapper for that group. These are due to me on or before April 29th, 2011. Mail out day will be May 3, 2011. I will be out on vacation after this time so please try your best to get them to me on or before the due date of April 29th, 2011. Please send a SASE with as much postage that you paid for the ones you are mailing to me PLUS 4 additional postage stamps just in case it's needed if not used I will be sure to include them on the package I will be sending you back I WILL NOT be keeping your postage for any reason :) I will make sure to send the unused stamps back!

Challenge for this swap is:
1. Free use of fabric (ex. but not limited to fabric flowers or bows it's up to you how you or what you would like to create with fabric).
2. It must be bigger than 5" in length
3. Color or style if free of choice :)

YOU DO NOT NEED TO DECORATE THE BACK OF THE TAG, BUT IF YOU WISH YOU CAN IT"S UP TO YOU :)

Feel Free TO CONTACT ME ON Facebook,  YT: jentaleigh, or my BLOG: http://aleejentaleigh.blogspot.com

1st Group :)

Vero @ Scrapaholic100 Angelswaped by Alee'
DawnMarie @ Sunnigrrl30 *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Jackie @ scrappinglatina *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Kim @ NrsgGal720  *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Annel @ twinkies1ful Angelswaped by Nataleigh

2nd Group :)

Linda @ scrapchica *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Lynn @ purityfaith700 *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Lyz@ scrapiliciouslife *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Yvette @ DaileyScrapper *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
2tinytreasures @ 2tinytreasures *RECEIVED* Thank U :)

3rd Group:)
Susie @ sillyshysushi *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Jess @ puakalehua *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Nellie @ nellielees *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Norma @ HolyScrap123  *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Lydia @ littlelyds1 *RECEIVED* Thank U :)



4th and last group :)
Loes @ AloesAloes  *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Lisa @ Scrapin2010  *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Jackie @ Creativejackie831 *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Julie @ luvs2stampnscrap *RECEIVED* Thank U :)
Alee' @ jentaleigh *HERE*


ANGEL SWAPERS: Nataleigh @ http://nataleighscrftland.blogspot.com
                                  Alee' @ jentaleigh & http://aleejentaleigh.blogspot.com
                                  Susi @ sillytshysushi & http://artcsushi.blogspot.com


Thank you ladies feel free to contact your group members and sub their channels or blogs :) Hope everyone is happy with their groups and remember any questions I'm here :) Hoping this will be a fun fun swap and I am so excited you decided to join in :) means so much. Please respond to this inbox :)

Hugs and Blessings as always :)
Alee'

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Just a lil' Share

Since, Johnny had a date with the girls on Friday I decided my date with them would be on Saturday :)
after some girl shopping and a quick stop at Michael's for some crafty goodness;  we ended up swinging by the Christian Book Store. My girls love going in there and just picking up either the latest Christian music or a few books hat catch their eye. Jeanelle picked up several books, one of them which was God's Girl and Nataleigh picked up a few of her own. Some devotionals for girls as well as a knock knock joke one lol.... she's toooo cute and had us laughing all the way home!!!! I purchased some up for my hubby as well  A Father's Almanac Devotional book and another one which I know he would be blessed to read!!!! Last but not least I had been wanting to pick up a copy of Bringing Up Girls a book by Dr. James Dobson from Focus On The Family. I had been wanting to get my hands on a copy for a few months and until yesterday I was blessed to have found it! Finally, I have the so waited book in my hands and have just left of on half of chapter 4. I am so blessed to own a copy of this magnificent and well written book I am impressed to want to read it after listening to a talk show on it and of coarse I have two gorgeous girls and what best than to read it and get advise from this great man of God.  Especially in this society where girls are in such a struggle and in a hurry to want to grow up so fast!!!! Will definitely let you know what I thought about it later on so far so good and all I can say is thank you Lord for our beautiful Girls that we are bringing up.
Hugs Everyone Alee'

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Winner From Linda's Blog Hop!!!!

Hi there ladies hope everyone had a great week!!!!
This is just to let everyone know that the winner
from the blog hop did not contact me with her info by the 17th!
So I have decided to choose another winner..... Please contact me
and send me your addy :)

The winner is:


HolyScrap said...
What a beautiful hoop...I had never seen one made, sure interested in making one now, probably for my neieces so they can hang up on their wall... As for your question, well I always try to buy stuff on sale or with a coupon, and definately the awesome sales after the holidays...TeeHee But, one thing I do for Eater, every year, (semi-embarassed) but I save the plastic eggs...there I said it, Haa Haa Those darn things are so convenient to have for the candies and stuff, but its such a shame when they just get thorwn away once the goodies are out...So I go around and collect them and next year, I whip them out again...kids don't care--as long as they get their candy, they don't care about the container, and the fact that they've probably pick it two or three years in a row...TeeHee Oops, surper long...well gotta go to the next beautiful ladie....bye. Peace, Norma CONGRATS Norma please contact me with your addy so I can Ship this out to you :) Hugs Alee'

Monday, March 14, 2011

SCRAP CHICA'S BLOG HOP WINNER!!!!

Hi Ladies!!!

Hope everyone had ablessed Monday sorry I am posting so late the winner for my give away! I am blessed to have shared with all of you this project I made for Linda's http://scrapchica.blogspot.com
Easter/Spring Blog Hop! It was so much fun and I loved reading your comments with my family! We sure did enjoy reading everyone's comments and I was happy to have received 32 of them thank you so much I so much appreciate you taking the time to share a little about your least expensive project you made for Easter or Spring! The Winner is:

Annette Smith said...
Hi, This is my first blog hop experience and I'm having a blast. Love your project the colors are too sweet. I'm thinking my cheapest project made for Easter was last year when I made a Bunny Happy Easter banner for the grandies. It was made of white felt and paper eggs and all made from items I already had stored up so cost me nothing! LOL love your blog tfs Hugs
 This is what you will be getting in your mail as soon as you contact me :) and pls send me your email! IF I DO NOT GET A RESPONSE BY THE 17th OF MARCH THESE WINNINGS WILL HAVE TO GO TO SOMEONE ELSE!
This was my least expensive project :) for less than $5.00 dlls.
CONGRATS!!!!  Annette I bet your grand babies loved that banner and thanks for sharing your most inexpensive project with me that was an awesome idea I might have to do a banner this Easter to decorate my family room my challange will be to make it with everything I have thanks so much :) Please send me your email and I will contact you so you can send me your addy! Thanks once again everyone and please keep posted to my blog for more projects :) Thanks Linda for such a wonderful experience and hosting this hop if it weren't for you I wouldn't be blogging (because that's the reason I made, well Susi made :) me the blog)! Gracias amiga! Hugs and Blessings to everyone :) X's Alee'

Friday, March 11, 2011

Linda's Blog Hop

Hi there everyone :) it's finally here Linda's Spring Blog Hop and I
am so excited to be a part of it :) Thanks so much Linda for inviting me
to join in my first ever Blog Hop participation :) If you are here from
Vero's  http://goldenmomentssometimes.blogspot.com 
You are in the right Place and thanks for hopping with us.

As soon as Linda asked me to participate in this fab hop I started brain
storming on what I wanted to do I was so happy she had invited me to
participate and was extremely nervous ..... Instantly I knew what I wanted
to do. Wanting to do a wall hanging at first I figured I would do
a Canvas, but just a week ago I changed my mind and decided to do a
Embroidery Hoop Layout I had been wanting to try one for a while now.
Ok here it is hope you like it my dear friends :)


The hoop was purchased at Michael's for $1.45 the size is 12", the polka doted fabric I purchased from Hancock Fabrics from the pre-cut quilting squares on sale for $0.99. The fabric I loved it reminded me of Easter eggs and jelly beans just perfect for this blog hop. The chick and rabbit came from last year's dollar bin from Michael's, but had been saving them because I purchased them after Easter for $0.10. Using some of the lace and ribbon ruffle I had in my stash was fab as well as using some of the left over fabric from a previous project I made the yellow flower and mint green one the other two twisted flowers were a gift from Jo that came with some of the flowers I had ordered from her. The added  button was  also from my stash. The crochet doillie came from an Etsy shop as well as the white silk flower which came from my  ETSY shop @ www.jentaleigh.etsy.com . I have used a spring  sticker that came from Hobby Lobby which came in an Easter Collection and I got on sale for $0.85. The making memories plaque came from Michael's which I found a pack of 12 from $1.49 wow this project was a less than $5.00 can you believe it?  I will definitely continue making more of these it was such a fun project to create and very inexpensive. Thank you Linda for letting me share this project in your hop and I have enjoyed creating it so much.
Now for the give away..... This is what you have to do be a follower to my blog and tell me the most inexpensive Easter or Spring project you have made or plan to make. It will be fun knowing what you thought of my project as well. The winner will be announced on Monday the 14th of this month. I will read all comments together with my girls and hubby and we will choose the winner through random.org. Now here's the picture of the prize.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for hopping with us. Once again thank you Linda @ http.//scrapchica.blogspot.com this has been so much fun. Now on to Nataleigh's blog @ http://nataleighscraftland.blogspot.com

Here's the rest of the line up of Linda's Blog Hop:
#1. Linda http://scrapchica.blogspot.com
#2. Susi http://artcsushi.blogspot.com
#3. Vero http://goldenmomentssometimes.blogspot.com
#4. Alee' http://aleejentaleigh.blogspot.com
#5. Nataleigh http://nataleighscraftland.blogspot.com
#6. Stephanie http://mamascrapper69.blogspot.com
#7. Nancy http://pinkbellamia.blogspot.com
#8. Cynthia http://cynthialoowho.blogspot.com
#9. Jackie http://scrappinglatina.blogspot.com
#10. Yolie http://yoliebean.blogspot.com
#11. Ruthie http://scrapchic-ruth.blogspot.com
#12. Zoe http://craftyx.blogspot.com

Thanks so much everyone have fun hopping million blessings to all!!!!
<3 Alee'

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hello Kitty Tag and 6x6 page swap

Hello everyone hope everyone had a great weekend! We sure did a long one too!
We took a mini vacation and it was absolutely needed and well deserved we enjoyed it
so much my hubby & I got to spend a whole lot of time with our Nataleigh which was great!
Nataleigh sure enjoyed the attention all to her self we got to go shopping and she was able to
buy a lot of scrapbooking goodies she's very excited about that. I am too because of coarse her mommy needed to get some for her self too... lol. We really enjoyed it and  Jeanelle was  at a confrence with the academy  she attended the Acquire The Fire Christian Confrence and I am glad she did it was a twenty-seven hour conference whit teachings and praise and worship. A life changing experience
which she enjoyed very much and I am thankful for the work that the Lord has done not only with her, but with all the youth that participated in the conference!!!! 

Well another thing I am so excited about Linda's @ scrapchica.blogspot.com blog hop this Saturday the 12th of March. Please don't forget to come and hop with us it will be so much fun :) I sure can't wait. Thanks Linda for letting me participate in this hop :)

On another note I am hosting my first ever swap it's of Hello Kitty one is a tag swap the other is of a 6x6 mini page swap please watch my video on YT for more info on these swaps. Here's a link to my video hope you will join in!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1zhjGWYEVM

Have a blessed night everyone hope you join us for Linda's hop as well as my swaps X's Alee'

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

4x4 Mini Lace and Pearls Page

video
Hope everyone is having a blessed week so far. Just wanting to share with you a mini page I created for Karlas001 mini page swap themed lace and pearls. Hoping you will like it as much as I have liked putting it together. This was a bit challenging for me because I made it a point that I wouldn't use any of the craft flowers I sell on my ETSY shop www.jentaleigh.etsy.com because since I have them handy I do tend to use them a little too much in all my projects.  They are beautiful, but I decided I needed to take myself up to the challenge lol.... The paper I used for this page was the K & Co. Julianne paper line which I used the 6x6 sheets because the print of the flowers is much smaller. I used the Martha Stewart butterfly punch as well as pearls, bling and pearlized button. On some of the solids I ran them through my cuddle bug to give them some dimension and I also incorporated some burlap, cotton fabric for the cover. Sheer fabric was used for the making of my small yoyo flowers. Hope you like this page wishing you a blessed rest of the week.

Many Hugs
Alee'

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Flower Pick Grab Boxes!

Hi everyone I want to share with you that I have some grab boxes for sale at my ETSY shop
www.jentaleigh.etsy.com the boxes will consist of 30 flower picks and each pick has a minimum
of 4-12 flowers each depending on the size and style of that particular pick. That is a lot of flowers!
All of the picks have never been used and they are  in new condition. They are
from my own flower collection. My collection has gone over control and I need to down size.
For some reason every time I get new flowers for the shop I end up with a few picks of my own
so this has really gotten out of control.... lol!!!! The price of each box is $25 dlls it will include shipping
and delivery confirmation. All grab boxes will vary and are not all the same. The flowers are absolutely
beautiful some have been sold on my shop before and others are still even listed!!!! Take advantage
of this box you will not regret it :) www.jentaleigh.etsy.com



Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I am in the process of sharing with
you a mini page that I have been working on for a swap. Until then my friends many hugs
and blessings!
Alee'

Thanks Susi.....


Awwww thanks Susi @ http://artcsushi.blogspot.com I couldn't believe it when you gave me this awesome award! I really feel blessed to have you as my friend you are one super sweet :) amiga!

Thanks for this awesome award it means so much to me my friend especially coming from you who showed me how to do all this blogging thing! If it weren't for you I would be clueless. I learned from the best! Gracias :) I feel so so happy to get this award!!!



Okay so now I have to share 8 things about me that a lot of people do NOT know! This will be hard cause I'm an open book lol......

1. I was an only child until the age of 23 wow!!!! Now I have an 11 year old sister Jocelyn and a 7 year old brother Alejandro. Whom I completely adore!

2. Hello Kitty is one of my all time favorites if I could I would have everything Hello Kitty, seriously I would, but my hubby wouldn't be so happy!!!

3. My first name drives me crazy and I DO hate it with a passion, but I will not share it because it is a very common name and I do not want to hurt anyone's feelings...... Sorry I can't share it!!!!  Believe me if I could go back to when my parents were naming me I would delete that instant when my parents made that first name decision lol......

4. Puerto Rico is by far my favorite place in the world! If I could live anywhere it would be there. I love everything about it and my hubby hopes to one day retire and move there!!!! Seriously I can't wait!!!!

5. The night I met my husband I was on my last day friend night!  I was to go off to Mexico and marry a fiance I had for almost 2 years yup!!!! Isn't it crazy...? I don't regret it for a thing I do believe in Love at the first sight and definitely destiny. I ended up with an  intelligent, loving,wonderful, extraordinary and blessed man. What could I say...?


6. I have know my best friend for 21 years the funny thing is that I'm exactly 24 hrs older than her.



7. I have studied education, some nursing (not my thing) and fashion design! I love my job as a SAHM much better though :).

8. Jentaleigh is Jen= Jeanelle and  taleigh = Nataleigh so it's part of both of my daughters names in one!

Hope you like the 8 things I have shared with you!

I know have to pass this award of too.....
Jenn: http://craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
Nancy: http://thenickelnook.blogspot.com
 Jess: http://kawaiislandgurl72.blogspot.com
Hope you ladies will take this award and share with us a bit more about yourself! Have a fun day everyone!
Hugs,
Alee'

Monday, February 21, 2011

My Monday Share........

Hello everyone! Hope this week will be a blessed one for each and everyone
of you! As for me things have started ok still feeling blahhhhhh though :( , for some reason
the antibiotics are not working on me seriously how much more dosage do I need,
I feel so blahhhhhh already it's horrible!!!! I caught my Nataleigh sneezing just hope
she doesn't get sick on me because then everything will be put back for her from her
homeschooling to her crafting! She has told me she wants a blog we will see about
that.... she has been working hard on a little 4x4 page swap that she kinda forced
herself into... lol she's so sweet and adorable! Thanks Susi http://artcsushi.blogspot.com
for letting her do something for your kiddos :) she's so excited and has been working so hard
on her little pages I will share with you her page once she is done with it :)!


Today I want to share a video I have uploaded to my YT channel I should have done this since
last month. Those of you who know me know I can procrastinate just a bit.... just a little though!
Right Susi http://artcsushi.blogspot.com and Linda http://scrapchica.blogspot.com ? So finally here
it is I couldn't procrastinate any longer I had to show everyone my two beautiful gifts from my
friend Jenny @ YT jennymarie99 she has made me two wonderful and stunningly beautiful minis.
One she made for me for Christmas and the other she made for me for my B-day! The Christmas mini
included lots of papers and goodies to add to it THANKS Jenny I loved it and will be adding the pictures
soon :) I so much appreciate you thinking of me and creating this Christmas mini for me!!!! The second
mini she created was her gift for my birthday and OMG it is stunningly gorgeous and so me :) thanks Jenny you are so sweet and such a good friend I <3 ya!! When she uploaded the pics to FB and told me it was for me I was speechless I did not know what to say because it is beautiful! At first I thought it was for Susi
http://artcsusi.blogspot.com but then she told me that she had something else in mind for Susi which you can go and check Susi's gift from Jenny at her blog http://artcsushi.blogspot.com it's gorgeous too!!!! All I can say is that this mini is even more gorgeous in person, THANKS Jenny you are a sweet heart and you know how much I luv it and will cherish both of these for a life time Thank u Thank u Thank u my friend!!!!! So here is the video see what you think of Jenny's Minis I know you will love them!!!!!




Thank u so so much Jenny for blessing me this way you are truly a sweet sweet friend and I am honored
to have not only one, but two of your beautiful creations! Thank you my friend for blessing me this way
this means so much to me. I pray Lord's blessings all over you and your beautiful family! A million hugs!
To all my sweet blog friends thank you for taking the time and reading my share I appreciate you so much!
Thank you so much for all the get well wishes I have received on here thanks a bunch! Love ya'll and Seriously I have enjoy blogging so much, thanks for making this experience great :) and to my beautiful friend which I totally adore Susi http://artcsushi.blogspot.com THANK YOU because if it wasn't for you I wouldn't have figure all this blogging out!!!! I owe it all to you u the best amiguis!!!!!


Love ya'll!
Alee'

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Some lil' stuffed owls.....

Hi everyone, blessed Sunday! Sure hope everyone is doing just great!
Things here are so so so feel horrible and can't sleep; I really hate being sick!
Have been on antibiotics so hopefully that will do and sure hope it's soon!
 Let me share with you a little something that has happened to my daughter
Nataleigh, she has been hit by the owl fever thanks to Susi from http://artcsushi.blogspot.com
she's the one to blame for this lol.... Just kidding Susi you know we love you! Susi has inspired us to create these little owls.
Anyway my daughter has been so in love with owls ever since she heard Susi talk
about them :) She just loves those little guys and wanted me to make her some stuffed
owls and I did here are some pictures of the first owl I made her, hope you will like it and
leave me a comment. I made the pattern free hand and have used the quilting pre-cut
squares from Hancock Fabrics. I chose this cutesy heart material for the front of the body
and used a coordinating polka-dot pattern for the back. I have also cut and hand stitch a small
heart to put on the back. Felt was used to create the feet and eyes of the little owl as well as
some small buttons.


Hope you will like the little owl, my daughter loved it! She has chosen a very cute owl print
material in the shades of purple which is her favorite color; to decorate her new bedroom. We
will definitely be busy sewing. We? Yes my daughter Nataleigh and I will make everything from
curtains to bedspread. My daughter has been sewing since she was eight, so this will be a fun project
for both of us. Let me share with you now the owl that she has made herself .





Hope you will like it and please show her some love. She will love hearing what you think of her sewing. Nataleigh will soon open her own ETSY shop and will be selling these little owls in all sorts of different materials that she has personally handpicked herself. Which by the way she has a great eye to coordinate her fabrics and I can honestly say she impresses me and I sure feel proud of her.
Thank you for stopping by. Be blessed and please don't forget to leave us a comment :).....

Hugs Alee'

Saturday, February 19, 2011

First Blog Award given to me by Jenn and Debi


Wow, I feel so honored to have received the "Liebster Blog Award" from the oh so talented Jenn and Debi over at http://craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com and http://dizzylizzyscreations.blogspot.com You should definitely take a moment to visit and follow their blog, they're wonderful and extra talented!!! It makes me smile to know others are enjoying my blog. Thanks again, Jenn and Debi ya'll are so sweet!
The Liebster Blog award is given to bring new blogs to light. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:
1. Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3-5 blog picks
2. Let them know you chose them
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4. Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded
5. Have fun!

With that said, it gives me great pleasure to honor 3-5 others to bring

Kandi http://kandi7r.blogspot.com

Susi: http://artcsushi.blogspot.com

Linda: http://scrapchica.blogspot.com

Nancy: http://pinkbellamia.blogspot.com

Sheree http://cravinscrappin.blogspot.com

Once again thank you Jenn and Debi
http://craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
http://dizzylizzyscreations.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Where has time gone...?

Hope everyone is feeling blessed as I am today! As I was going through some of
my picture files I came across this layout of my daughter Nataleigh I titled it,
"Special Precious You."
  
As I look back to the day I created this layout; it makes me teary eye and I ask myself,
"Where has time gone...?" It seems it was just yesterday that my  baby girl was
born. I remember that day like if it was yesterday and again I ask myself, "Where has time 
gone...?" I do not know honestly... as I look back to the day I created this layout I remember
telling her that she woke up more beautiful than the day before as she smiled and gave me
the sweetest glance ever I was asking myself, "Where has time gone...?" I honestly do not know 
and I would probably keep asking myself that same question again and again for years to come.
This I know no matter where time has gone... I have been blessed to be a mother to this beautiful
girl. The Lord is gracious and His love endures forever no matter where time has gone! I am blessed
and this has made me realize that this is why I create and why I scrapbook. It is through the grace of
God's spirit that gives me this passion to love and be loved in creativity. My passion to scrapbook 
has to come from the inspiration God has given me through my daughters. It is for them that I 
scrap and even if I ask myself every time, "Where has time gone...?" I now know that they will look
back at every layout and ask themselves, "Where has time gone...?
Items I used to create this layout:

Paper from DCWV
TH Birdcage die
Doilies (Thanks Jenny @jennymarie99 for the doilies)
Fabric flower by:
Paper/Late flowers from my ETSY
Different pearl beads
Bling
Bird

Thank you so much for stopping by may the Lord bless each and everyone
Blessed night ya'll :)

Alee'

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day....

Hi everyone! Happy Valentine's Day :) Hope everyone will
have a fun lovely and blessed day with all the ones who you love and hold dear in 
your hearts! As for me & Nataleigh we have a Valentine's date lunch 
with Johnny which will be delish. We will be out enjoying some good
Sea Food and giving Nataleigh her Valentine's Day Gift which is a sweet
Build A Bear Lady Bug  her daddy got her at one of his business trips this
past week. Later on we will be going for a date dinner date with our lovely
Jeanelle. We will be taking her to our fave Chinese Restaurant and giving her;
a sweet gift as well. Her daddy decided to get her the whole season of Glee 
which is one of her fave shows. Her dad also got her a new phone which we
know she will be ecstatic to get. Later on my hubby and I will make it a movie 
night. I guess our day is pretty much set and I can't wait.
Valentine's has to be one of our faves! Hoping to hear your day is lovely and fun!


On another note I do want to share with you that this weekend was fab my friend
Vero & I took the girls out shopping on Saturday for their outfits; for their school's
Valentine's Day Dance which was a bit of a challenge because they have to follow 
a dress code. The girls are excited because for once they do not need to wear their 
uniforms :) . Jeanelle, Ale, and Gabby decided to dress the same and ended up choosing
a very cute outfit. We thought it would be nice to book a, Best Friend's photo session
here is a picture of them and their Valentine's Day outfit.
That's my daughter Jeanelle (sitting on the chair), Ale (standing), and
Gabby (front). What do you think of their first Valentine's Day Dance outfit?




On Another note I want to share with you some pictures of the flowers I created
for Sonja's swap over at YT @ catcrazycreations. This is the first time I join a flower
swap and have had such a fun time doing so. It was my first time making these. 


Materials:


Circle Punch
MS Butterfly Punch
Cupid Punch
Hot Glue
Bling
Valentine Stamps
Strips Of Fabric
Strips Of Tulle 
Sequence Trim
My ETSY Flowers


* I stitched fabric and tulle with a sewing machine




Have a fab Valentine's Day everyone; I know I will. Thanks for your friendship, love
and support. Thank you for stopping by many hugs! Blessings always...... Alee'

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Getting Ready





Hi everyone ;) hope you are having such an awesome crafty week!
As for me been busy with my daughter's homeschooling and also
been planning to go out shopping for my oldest daughter's very 1st
Valentine's Dance (Oh my how does time fly...). This really has both 
my hubby and I nervous; just a weird kinda feeling that she's growing
up :(  it's a good thing though, right?

Besides all that's going on I decided to finally start my blog because
I have joined a blog hop challenge with one of my sweet and dear friends
Linda @ scrapchica :). I am actually clueless as to what to do or where to
start but I'm sure Linda and Susie @ Sillyshysushi will show me the way :)
I'm a bit nervous about the whole blogging thing, but hopefuly I will get the 
hang of it soon!

Another thing that I have been doing is sewing didn't realized how much I miss it.
I have made some cutesy pillows for my daughter and for Susie Once I get the hang of all this posting pictures I willeventually share them with you :) Besides pillows I have been creating handmade flowers
for an upcoming swap over @Catcrazycreations. I am glad I am completely done after
this I will get busy on another swap I have with a dear friend and another two due @karlas001
and the other @ ASO group on Facebook. I love working and crafting under pressure :) lol...

Have a blessed rest of the week everyone! Many many hugs and blessings

Alee'