Tuesday, March 31, 2009

She holds the key to my heart!

Thought I'd do a real quick post today, I didn't sleep well last night and am going to hit the hay pretty quick. So I thought I'd share an old layout from my stash. If you have seen this on the Close to my Heart Bulletin Board I'm sorry for reposting but like I said I'm pretty tired so you have to look at my old stuff. LOL!
Hope everyone had a great Tuesday and are looking forward to the weekend. It won't be long now. Tomorrow we are half way there!
See you then,

Monday, March 30, 2009

I have been stalking.... LOL!

This is another stalking card from Laurel's blog.
I have posted several posts today so be sure to scroll down.

Stalking Laurel

I have been stalking Laurel's blog for some time now and she has the best sketches from different blogs and I like to try and pretend to be as good as her. LOL!
So Laurel if your reading this I'm a huge fan...

Sweet N Sassy Design Team Challenge And Korin's Blog Candy!

This is the Sweet and Sassy Design Team challenge. It is a Sketch Challenge this week and I thought I would play along. Here's my creation...........

This card went together pretty easy and my DH likes it better than the clown card I made for his grandson. Sooo I guess I give this one up from my stash and put the clown in. LOL!

Korin of Sweet and Sassy stamps is also offering some great blog candy too. Check it out here.

Mojo Monday # 80

This is the Mojo Monday Sketch this week. I finally got my mojo going today too. This is what I came up with.

I really felt like it was springtime today I guess that's why I choose these colors. I'm really happy with the way it turned out and it is just another birthday card to add to my ever growing mother's day stash. This is my plan to try and get 30 birthday cards made for my mother-in-law so she will not have to get out to buy or send birthday cards for all the family. If I don't get 30 made I will have a big dent in it at least. I guess she will get however many I get made. LOL!

Hope everyone has had a great Monday and is enjoying the weather wherever you are.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Renee's blog candy...

Renee over at My life's inky escape and more is offering some great blog candy because her son is graduating from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Tech School in the Air Force. To check out her blog click here and see all that she has done. Thanks Renee for the chance to win and Thanks to you son for serving our country.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pay It Forward!!

I was surfing over at Sarah's Paper Tray and she had the first 5 to comment goodies up. So I thought I'd leave her a little comment and she said she would send me a prize!!! YEAH! So now it is my turn to pay it forward. All you have to do is follow the directions below and I'll get in touch with you....

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me!My choice.For you!This offer does have a few "rules of play":
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make --- but I hope you do!
2- What I create will be just for you --- one of a kind!
3- It'll be done sometime this year (most likely it will be in the next month).
4- You have no clue what it's going to be. Well, a pretty good bet it will be made of paper!
5-The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog!

The first 5 people to leave a comment win a handmade card or gift (or both!) by me!Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

Add my name to the #1 slot on your card- I am your first participant. When you create your give away, you will become the first participant on the new list for the people who participate with you. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment here telling me they did (I will go to your blog to
check that you have this posted) win a handmade gift by me. Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!SO ...................who will be the first 5 people????
1. Creating with Chrissy
2. Sarah's Paper Tray
3. This Little Blog of Mine
4. My Creative Spot

Even if you aren't in my first five, why not start this on your blog, too?

Spread more love FASTER!Ready, set.....who will the first five be??
When I get my goodie from Sarah I will be sure to share it with you!! (can’t wait)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Could this be a sign of spring???

We got home from work today and I thought I'd walk around and look at my flowers before going in the house. I was so excited to see that my peach tree was in bloom. Let me tell you a little story about this courageous little tree. LOL! My Mom planted this tree several years ago from a peach pit after she got done eating it. She threw it out the back door into her flower bed along with all the other rubbish. You know what I mean by rubbish; banana peels, potato peels, corn husks, etc. etc. etc. Anyway this little pit started growing right beside her house. Her plan was to dig it up and replant it, but her landlady passed away and the ladies nephew bought the farm. Well, to make a long story short they had to move and I got the tree. Yeah for me! I have had this little baby going on 2 years now and last year it produced 2 peaches. I know that isn't a lot, but I've never had a fruit tree. I was so excited. Now today I see these beautiful blooms and am so excited for this years CROP! LOL!
I do plan on crafting again soon, thought I would today, but there hasn't been enough hours in the day this week. We have even been getting home earlier too. Well Friday is right around the corner and that is definitely a craft night! Plus as an added bonus I don't think we are going anywhere on Saturday so I will be a scrapping fool then too.
Hope everyone had a great Wednesday! Only 2 days to the WEEKEND!!!!!
See ya soon,

Some great blog candy..

Sarah is offering up some great blog candy jump over to her site and check it out!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Great Christmas!!! 12x12 LO

Yesterday at our craft day at church I wish I would have got a lot more done, but I was happy to fellowship with the women that was there.

I did get 3 complete LO's done. I just took every piece of paper I owned and just about every embellishment I owned too. I also took all my pictures and the way I decided what to scrapbook was to just grab a pack of pictures and start. I guess you can see I grabbed Christmas 08. Even though later one I seen Christmas 07 pictures that needed done too. LOL. There's always another day. All in all I had a great time and cannot wait until we have another one.

I hope everyone had a blessed Sunday and I will see you again tomorrow!


Huge Magnolia Giveaway...

There is a great blog candy giveaway over at Pretty Pressings. She is giving away a lot of great Tilda's. Don't walk run over to her site and check it out...


Friday, March 20, 2009

A Little Birthday Card

Here's a real quick birthday card I made for my husband's grandson. His birthday party is in a couple of weeks and I thought this turned out really cute. It was just some scraps I found laying around as I was getting ready for craft day tomorrow at church. I need to be asleep right now, but had to get things out and ready to go for tomorrow. This is my first real crop and I had no idea what to bring so I loaded just about everything. I thought I'd make cards tomorrow for my mother-in-laws mother's day gift, but decided to go with scrapbooking because I'm so far behind and I wouldn't have to take all my ink too. LOL! Hope everyone has a great weekend and I'll try to post some more on Sunday...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Relax for So Sketchy Sundays....

Mary over at On Life and Creating has a sketch every Sunday and I have decided to play along these last 2 weeks. I think I'm getting addicted to Sketches!!! Anyway here's the sketch for this week...

And this is my take on it

I have a friend who has retired recently and I was needing a good retirement card for her and i think this might count!!

Thanks Mary for introducing me to these sketches. Everybody should give it a try at least once and show Mary some LOVE for doing these!!!

Hope you all had a great Thursday and only one day 'til the WEEKEND! I'm on a count down, because it is craft day at church on Saturday and it is ladies only.. We are having potluck and I hope to get caught up on some scrappin'

Love to all,


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

CBCC # 30 and Spring has Sprung!

This is my second post for today so make sure you scroll down to see my Mojo Monday attempt...

Here's my take on the CCBC #30. It is also a color challenge that has been started on the Close to my Heart Bulletin Board by Kelly Ratcliff. The colors this week were Black, White Daisy, and Sorbet. I used the March stamp of the month called Butterfly Wings. You can purchase this stamp until March 31. I used Just Blooms Big Pinks for the flower and stamped them in Sorbet. I also used the Congrats stamp set from Stampin' Up! I heat embossed it in white. I really like the way this card came together, but looking at it more closely I see that my squares on top are not even...Oh Well, I guess my head was cockeyed when I did this! LOL.

Now for the rest of the story...

Today was a beautiful day and Kassidee and I were cleaning out my flower bed. She gave out on me pretty early and decided that playing with the dogs was more fun than working. I was just a raking away and pulling up leaves and old plant when I seen this.

I reached down to pick up this mess and it moved...

I now have to put off cleaning my beds and mulching until these little cuties are old enough to get out of the nest and make their way into the world. I ran to the back yard and got Kas and she loved them and wanted to keep them and raise them. We have been through the whole rabbit thing and I say leave them WILD! We now know that boxers and rabbits don't mix. Ugh! I took some great pictures and Kassidee got to tell everybody she seen about them. I know she will check on them everyday now and make sure they are OK. All in all it was a great day hanging out with my big little girl the adopted rabbit mom....

Mojo Monday #78

Here's my take on the Mojo Monday #78 sketch challenge. I think it's kind of busy, but it turned out pretty well. Hope you all enjoy.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

Go on over to Karin's blog http://www.karinhoeve.blogspot.com/ and show her some love. She's celebrating 25,000 hits and almost a 1 year blogaversary.
Congrat's Karin!

Few goodies..

I have a couple of things to show you today and a little story too. The first picture is a stamped image from the Stampin' Up! set called Happy Heart Day. I stamped it in Stazon Ink and Kassidee used the water brush to paint the image. She love to use the water brush now that we figured out how to use it. She loves to paint. I had workshop this past Saturday and she had to show all the ladies how to use the brush. She even had me hang her image on the board. She was so proud of what she did. She told me that she made this for the boy who lives across the street from us. He's 6 years older than her, but he doesn't mind playing with her sometimes. She bugs him a lot like a little sister would an older brother. Especially when his friends are over and she teases him about having a girlfriend. Now the this next card I made for my board to show off some of the new items Close to my Heart has to offer, plus I used the Stamp of the Month called Butterfly Wings. I also used some Fancy Cut Botanicals, Liquid Glass, and Prisma Glitter. It was a fairly easy card, but I think it needed some ribbon. Oh well, it still is alright. Hope everyone had a great weekend and no one in your families are sick. Kassidee and I have been passing it back and forth. She always thinks she has to drink after me and I tell her to just ask me for something to drink and I'll get it that way we can get over the CRUD.
Also to those of you that have a personal relationship with God, please pray for my brother-in-law's family. His Aunt lost her husband on Thursday night to a massive heart attack. He was only 49 years old. They have 2 daughters, luckily they are older and she is not left raising them by herself. We went to the funeral home last night and stood in line for 3 hours before we got to see the family. I'm sure today was especially hard on each of them. Thanks for listening to me and for your prayers.
Until next time,

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sketch Challenge and CBCC #29

Here's a little sketch card I made from Mary's sketch over at the On Life and Creating blog. Every week she has a sketch on Sunday to try and I thought I'd try it out this week. This is about the third time I've ever attempted a sketch challenge and I'm really beginning to like it.

Anyhoo, I thought I'd do the Created by Courtney Challenge this week also. It is to make something that is inspired by nature. It just so happens that this month's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart is called Butterfly Wings and I needed to make some samples for my board to show off this cute set. I have a workshop on Saturday and the ladies that usually come were crazy about this set every since the Spring catalog came out. I had a lot of fun with this card, because I tried to tissue stamp the butterfly and I didn't really like it so I took my blush and sweet leaf markers and did the outside of the butterfly, but then realized I didn't have a spring iris marker, so I took my blending pen and the ink pad and made my own marker. I have always had trouble using the blending pen because I never really knew how to use it, but it does come in handy when you don't have the marker you need. I hope everyone had a great Wednesday and look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Happy Bloggin',


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

MOJO Monday on Tuesday!!!

I decided to try another Mojo sketch. This is Mojo Monday #77 only I did it on Tuesday! It was also a color challenge that I found on the Close To My Heart Bulletin Board. The colors are Blush, Sorbet, Goldrush, and Olive. What a color combo! It did turn out pretty good though. Hope everyone had a great Tuesday and I'll have more to show you tomorrow! Oh by the way Kim is offering up so pretty terrific candy follow this link and leave a congrats on 100,000 hits! http://paperintheworks.blogspot.com
Have a great evening!
Happy Bloggin,

Monday, March 9, 2009

Hip Hip HOORAY for Blog Candy!!!!

Thought I'd show this card to because HIP HIP HOORAY! Courtney's offering blog candy! Go to her blog and join in the fun for a $50 gift certificate to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! Follow this link and away you'll go! http://createdbycourtney.blogspot.com/2009/03/spring-break-blog-candy.html

Now some dets on this card. I lifted this idea from the Close To My Heart Bulletin Board. I can't remember who made this, but it was so cute I had to do it too. Thanks for the idea! Hope everyone had a great Monday. I'm off work tomorrow so I'll do my MOJO card then. My little girl is sick so I'll play nurse Mommy all day tomorrow too. Hopefully she'll feel to coloring and we can get her birthday thank you cards done. I just got some new Stampin' Up! stamps that are calling to be inked up. Have a nice night!

Happy Bloggin',


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mojo Monday #76 and Blog Candy to boot!!

This is my first attempt at a Mojo Monday Challenge and also a sketch. I wish I would have random stamped the crystal blue cardstock a little better so you could see more of the background butterflies. Anyhoo, I hope you like it. It went together fairly easy too. That is everything, but the bow. I'm not very happy with it. I think I'll have Maria Gurnsey teach me how... LOL!
I also just found some great candy over at Lori's blog. She is celebrating 20,000 hits in less than a year. Congratulations Lori! Here's the link... http://scrapinglori.blogspot.com/2009/03/20000-hits-and-yummy-oh-so-tasty-blog.html
Hope you had a happy Saturday!
Happy Bloggin'

Friday, March 6, 2009

St Patty's Day Blog Candy!!!

Go to Kerry's blog and leave her some love. She's got some great blog candy. Here's the link http://threecloversdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/03/time-for-some-blog-yummies.html

Happy St. Patty's Day!