Jun 26, 2009

Shhhh.....Don't tell!!

I'm a few days early on posting this!! Here is my challenge card for SSPT. The challenge this time was to create something using the colors yellow and black. Well, let me tell you I had one heck of a time coming up with something!! I have cut up just about all my black cardstock and there's yellow paper everywhere!! I had done told my husband that I was giving up that this would be the first challenge I just couldn't do (you know he was just as upset as I was NOT!) But I was saved!!! I found this butterfly by Lindsay and knew right away that I wanted to use it! I'm loving her digi stamps! Click here for her website and also just a reminder now thru the end of the month if you spend $10 you get a free card kit! I colored the butterfly with my prisma pencils and then I coated it with mod podge to give it a shine. I added a prima flower and a button from my stash for the center and used floss to tie a bow. The sentiment I'm sure you are all getting pretty tired of hee hee. I have used it on several of my cards! Again, I'm sorry I posted early! I was just so excited that I actually finished it that I wanted to share! I can't wait to see the other DT members take on the challenge so head over to the SSPT blog on the 30th and play along!! Thanks for looking and let me know what you think!

New Design Team!!

Just wanted to share some exciting news with everyone!! I have now joined a new DT! Lindsay has invited me to join her DT - Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Be sure to click the link and check out all her fabulous digi stamps! She even has a special going on now thru the end of the month. Spend $10 and get a free card kit! Now how cool is that!!! I'm so excited I love her digi stamps and I'm sure you will to!! Wish me luck I hope I do her proud!!

Jun 25, 2009

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Card

Hello all my blogging buddies! Hope everyone has had a great week! I've had a lazy week. The only thing I have managed this week is to get my house cleaned! Tomorrow the new challenge is posted over at Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog but I thought I would go ahead and get mine posted tonight. I hate a very dreaded appointment with the dentist tomorrow and not sure what condition I'll be in when he gets thru with me! This challenge we were given the chance to work with Dustin Pikes Digi Stamps! I used my prisma pencils to color with. I also added some stickles to the water just to give a little sparkle. I cut a parrot from Animal Kingdom (also colored with my prisma pencils) and added glossy accents to him. The ribbon I got a yard sale (ok, I will confess I love yardsales!!!) I got a whole bag of this for a quarter! I thought it would look good on here since it reminds of fishing net. I struggled with the sentiment and finally came up with this! I normally don't hand write but this time I did! Be sure to check out everyone's take on this challenge they are awesome! Thanks for looking and any comments would be greatly appreciated!! P.S. stay tuned I have some exciting news to share pretty soon just got to wait and get all the details before I announce it!!!

Jun 21, 2009

Challenge 19 Alphabet theme for WSB DT

Hello everyone! This past week has been a busy, busy week for me! Our yard sale went great! In one of my other posts I had mentioned that me and hubby wouldn't seeing eye to eye on what we did with the money we made. I decided to be nice and give him half. Even tho I was the one that worked my behind off all week I just felt to guilty not giving him any! I think with my half I'm going to get at least one new cart. when I figure out which one I really want the most!! Now on to the challenge! This challenge the DT was asked to do a Alphabet challenge using the letter "S" and our cricut. You would think this would have been a easy challenge but noooooo!! I completely lost my MoJo!! I finally picked a picture then it took me FOREVER to figure out what paper and then once I decided on the paper couldn't think of how to embellish it! But I finished it and this is what I came up with!! Real simple, didn't go all out or anything since I was also pressed on time! Also, I would like to share just a little something about the picture. It's of my son when he broke his arm. It was such a long 6 weeks! But he was a trooper even tho it sure didn't fit into his summer plans! The paper is from the DCWV Grade School Stack (which I've had forever and not used!) The S is a chipboard letter than I won in a rak off the MB and the rest of the word was cut from plantin schoolbook. The word blues is from Opposite Attracts. The bees are actually some 3D stickers I found at the Dollar Store back when I first got into scrapbooking (and before the cricut) The only new thing I tried was with the photo I lighten one side and added my journaling. Like I mentioned earlier nothing to fancy just quick and easy! I feel like I should hang my head in shame since most of my layouts seem to take forever (not that they are fancy either hee hee) and this one took less than 30 minutes! Thanks for looking and let me know what you think!

Jun 19, 2009

It's Friday!!!

Just wanted to make a quick post letting you know why I haven't posted anything much this week. Me and some of my friends are having a yard sale tomorrow and I've spent most of the week going thru drawers, closets, cabinets, and our garage! I always like how everything is usually pretty organized when I get thru but whew I'll be glad when it's OVER!! I hadn't even begun pricing anything and it looks like I'm running out of time hee hee!! Well, wish me luck! I'm hoping to sell enough to get me some new cartridges!! (Shhh...don't tell the hubby I think he also has plans of his own with the money!!) I have managed to do a few of my DT challenges but can't post them just yet since it's not time!! I hope I can slow down enough sometime this weekend to make my mother and mother in law a birthday card (there bday's are one day apart!) I've made my dad's father's day card (it's in a few posts back) but I haven't got my father in laws done!! So that's 3 cards I need to get done in one evening...wow the pressure is on!!! Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Jun 15, 2009

Paper Wishes Template Club

Isn't this just the cutest thing??? I joined the Paper Wishes template club and this is my first template to receive!! It comes with the template and enough paper to do at least two projects. It also came with the brads. I know alot of people don't like templates but for some strange reason I love them! They do take more time and sometimes are a pain but I always feel like I accomplish something big when I get done!! The strawberry opens up and says Have a "Berry" Good Day and I filled with strawberry creme savers (which at this very minute my son keeps taking out!) If you like templates you need to join this club!! Here is the link
Thanks for looking and I would love to hear what you think!!

SSPT Fruit Challenge

On this challenge we were to make something using fruit. I used last weeks Mojo Monday sketch. The pineapple is off of Paper Doll Dress Up and the pattern paper is from the Animal Cracker stack. The scallop circle and sentiment is both from Stampin Up. There is some details on here that you can't see in the picture. For example I used Brillance Gold Ink on the pineapple. On the green cardstock I used my scorpal and scored lines and inked with the Brillance Gold. I pop dotted the pineapple and crumpled the leaves a bit (trying to go for a more real approach but didn't quite make it hee hee). We would love for people to start playing along with us over at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats. So if you could spread the word it would be greatly appreciated!! Also, head on over and see what the other team members have done!! Thanks for looking and any comments are greatly appreciated!! Have a great day!!

Jun 14, 2009

Blog Award!!

I would like to thank Chrissy for giving all the DT members for SSPT this award! She is such a sweetie and she also is one talented lady so be sure to go check out her blog here. Now on to the rules!
1. Add the logo to your blog
2. Link to the person from whom you received this award
3. Nominate 7 or more blogs
4. Leave a message on their blog, letting them know they have a One Lovely Blog Award!
I would now like to give this award to all my DT buddies over at Whimsical Scraps & Bugs
Thanks again Chrissy!!

Jun 12, 2009

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Hi Card

The challenge over on Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog will be posted today and it will be summer time. Be sure to check out the other DT members projects because they have really out done themselves this time!! The name of the stamp is bunny cruise and I colored with my prisma pencils. I added glossy accents to the glass and the intertube. For the water I hand cut and used my prisma pencils. I also hand cut the sand and added stickles. The sun and the smiley face were both cut from Graphically Speaking. I added stickles to the smiley face and then I used a pop dot to raise them up. The Hi cut was from (if I remember right!) from Wild Card. I did try something new or should I say new to me!! For the background paper I took my scorepal and scored lines and then just went back and sanded to let the white come thru. I could not find any pattern paper in my stash so I gave this a whirl!! I used my Heidi Swap edge distresser for the edges and some on the water. Thanks for looking and let me know what you think!!

Jun 11, 2009

Guess what I got!!!

Another blog award!!! I'm feeling pretty special!!! I remember when I first started my blog and was hoping that one day I could at least get one award! To have this many in two days just leaves me speechless!! Thank you so much Snowmanlover for leaving me the Lemonaide Stand Award. This award is for Great Attitude & Great Gratitude. Now I'm to pass it on to 7 others.
1. Lou

Jun 10, 2009

Another blog award!!! Go me!!!!

Wow!!!!! I got another blog award!!! I'm sooo super excited! I got this one from mjmeeker
Thank you sooo much!! Be sure to check out her blog she has tons of awesome layouts there!
Instead of me listing names out this time I may do this a little different (hope you don't mind). See every person's blog I visit makes me smile! So there is noooooo way I could list them all!! So those of you that come by you have MY permission to copy and paste this award and say it's from me!! Any one that has a blog knows the work that goes into one and how happy it makes you when someone stops by and leaves comments, signs your guestbook, or gives you these fabulous awards!!! So thanks again that I made someone smile because ya'll make me smile daily!

ATC Swap

I finally got in the mood to do a few things today! Which feels great! I hate being in a slump!!
I was able to finish up my ATC swap that I'm in and due at the end of June. I've had a really hard time with these for a while. I just couldn't ever get a game plan going so I would shove them to the side! But since the dead line is approaching I knew I just had to sit down and finish them. I think I may have already posted the one with the bobber but forgot when I took the picture. Soo glad these are done! I also got my challenge card done for the Sugar Sweet Paper Treat DT but I've got to check to see if it's to early to post if not I'll come back and do it! I also signed up for a stamp swap. You take 5 stamps and stamp 34 times each! Whew, my arm was giving out on that one so I'm taking a break for today! I'm sure my shoulders will be killing me tomorrow and no telling where else!! So I guess I can say I've had a pretty productive day!! Let me know what you think about my ATC's I hope I don't disappoint anyone that's in the swap with me!!

Blog Award!!

Thanks so much Sandy for this blog award!! Sandy is one of the sweetest ladies that I've gotten to know since I've joined the blogging world. She is always very supportive and encouraging and I've come to think of her as a close buddy! Be sure to check out her blog by clicking here.
I'm now to give this award on to more people that I appreciate for their support. First let me start by saying I truly appreciate everyone that stops by my blog and leaves comments so I don't want to leave anyone out! But here are a few that I would like to mention.
1. Crystal (love ya!)
2. Chrissy
3. Snowmanlover
4. Magoo
5. Bridget
Be sure to check out all these ladies blogs!! Again, just wanted to say if your name was not on the list doesn't mean that I don't appreciate you because I DO!!! Thank you, thank you and THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Jun 8, 2009

Challenge 18 Whimsical Scraps & Bugs DT

Hello everyone! I'm sorry I haven't posted anything in a while. I'm still just trying to get over the blahs. I haven't been online to much but I do plan on making some time to catch up on everyone's blogs. This is a card I've made for challenge 18 over at Whimsical Scraps & Bugs. Be sure to check out all the other fabulous cards the other DT members have made. For this challenge we were to use Mojo Monday sketch #88 (there's a pic of it over on the blog to!) and make a masculine card using our cricut. I looked thru all my cart. trying to find something that would remind me of my dad. I came across these boots off of Camp Out and knew immediately thats what I wanted to use. I guess you might be thinking boots, why boots?? But there is a couple of reasons why. To me they represent how hard my dad worked all my life to provide for me, my brother, and mom. He had a full time job at a plant (Reynolds Aluminum) and also farmed. So he would work all day and come straight in and head out to the fields and work till way past my bedtime. Even thou he worked hard and long he still made time for us to. The other reason is well I thought how no one could ever replace my daddy or fill his shoes. He is the best dad ever! Thanks for looking and I hope you like it! I would love to get your feedback!

Jun 3, 2009

Jun 2, 2009

SSPT DT Challenge

Hello everyone! It feels like ages since I've posted any projects on here! I've had a hard time trying to get my Mojo going. I made this card for the SSPT DT challenge. This time the challenge was bling! I just purchased some digi stamps from Lily-Boo's Boutique and haven't had a chance to play with them so that's what I decided to use. I colored the image with my prisma pencils. The butterfly I cut out again and pot dotted (don't think you can tell that to good from this picture) I added stickles to the roses and to the butterfly. The snail is a Studio G stamp and the sentiment is one I've had in my stash. I added some gems and ta da I was finished. I was going to add some ribbon but I didn't have any that matched arrrr. Be sure to check out the blog for the other design team members projects and we would love for you to play along!! Hope you like my card!!!


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