Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Friday!

Hi all! I have a fun announcement, I'm going to be on the Paper Garden Projects DT! Cathy has beautiful stamps, so check it out. Can't wait to get started! I will be adding links to my fellow DT members soon!

OK I've got a LO to share with you. My sweet doggie Gracie has Apiphobia, do you know what that is? Fear of bees! She hates them since she got stung on the foot once and even her eyes swelled. So I did a LO dedicated to her fear of bees.

Take a look at my little bee sitting on top of the flower. I made it using a button, twine, and pearls. Fun!

And guess what, I won Twilight blog candy from my DT buddy Margie! I even won fake vampire teeth, hehe! Blog candy doesn't get any better than that!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Little Something....

You'll never believe it! I actually finished my card for the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge this week. I just love how a card starts out as one thing and turns into something totally different. That happens to me a lot!

Here's Kazan's Sketch 38:

Here's my take:

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock with Imaginescence & Melissa Frances patterned paper. I stitched around the patterned paper. I used my Spellbinder Nestabilities; PTI Stamp, Ink, Button, and Twine. I used a Melissa Frances Sticker. And the big glittery pink swirl is Pebbles Inc. Chipboard. I also used my Fiskars punch.

Hope you like pink!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DCRU Challenge

Hi everyone! Time for a new challenge at Die Cuts R Us! This week the challenge is to make a "male" themed project. The DT used Cosmo Cricket - Boyfriend paper and embellishments which you can find at the Die Cuts R Us Store.
I loved playing with the Cosmo Cricket goodies this week. This line is so fun!

Here's my creation:

I made a masculine notebook that Hubby & I could both jot down notes in. For some reason he doesn't like glitter and flowers and pink : ) I made this using Cosmo Cricket paper and embellishments from Die Cuts R Us. I also used paper, twine, ink, and stamps from Papertrey Ink. I also used my Cuttlebug + Swiss Dots Folder and Spellbinder Nestabilities.

Visit DCRU DT Blog to see the DT's darling creations this week! And be sure to play along!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Raspberry Suite Challenge

This is the first time I've taken part in Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge! The colors are beautiful this week and I instantly knew what shades I would use. Here's the challenge:

And here is my card:

I used Papertrey Ink Cardstock in chocolate and raspberry fizz. I used The Paper Studio kraft cardstock. I used New Leaf ink from PTI. And I used their new Holiday Button Bits and Signature Christmas stamps. I used PTI vintage buttons and vintage cream ribbon. Plus my Cuttlebug & Spellbinder Nestabilities, and Fiskars punch. This little card was so easy to make and I just love all the colors together!


Cards & Chickens

What could possibly be better than cards and new pictures of my little chickens? If you ask me, nothing ; ) We'll start with the cards. First up is a little Christmas card I made using Papertrey Ink's new Christmas Tag stamps:

And another card. I love house images:

I just tacked the ribbon to the card at the ruffle, didn't even sew all the way across. So easy!

Now barnyard pictures. First up is Jack, another "family" dog that Matt & I have fell in love with. He's gigantic, but tries to set in your lap every chance he gets. He's a Boxer:

Now my newest baby chicks. Yes my chickens are crazy, it is way too late for chickens to be hatching babes...but mine hide and lay eggs, then set on them....and before you know it we have chicks again!

Here is "Black-Gold", my favorite hen. She adores baby chicks and whenever a chicken hatches babes...she sticks to them. We call her the "mid-wife" of chickens. Well Black-Gold has babies of her own now, 2 little one's:

This hen is also a favorite, she is so humble and I adore her little chick. Isn't he cute? We call her "The Silver Hen":

Now to the ducks. My duck and drake (a boy duck) are happily in love. He follows her everywhere and you wouldn't believe how much weight he's gained since we got her:

Mr. Kitty is growing like a weed:

And here's 2 pictures of the tree's in our neck of the woods. You can see one of our barns on the other side of the valley in the first picture. I was up on the opposite mountain taking these pictures:


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired

It's time for a new challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge. Last week the DT got the week off to work on some special projects and we had Guest Designers. This week the DT is back with some "Fally" creations!

This week I did an "Autumn card" using Tattered Angels glimmer mist and chipboard, Melissa Frances stickers, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots embossing folder, Papertrey Ink patterned paper and stamp:

Visit the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog to see the DT's beautiful work this week. And be sure to play along and leave a link to your project~


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

DCRU "Earth Friendly" Challenge

It's challenge day at the DCRU DT Blog! This week we got to play with the new Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper and chipboard! I just love it and it's on sale till Saturday at the DCRU Store for 35% off the regular price.

This week is one of my favorite yet, create an Earth Friendly Project. Let your imagination run away! You can use earthy papers, encorporate things from nature, or let your project have an earthy meaning. Whatever you think of, do it! There's no wrong answer.

Here's my challenge card this week. I used pop tabs instead of ribbon to promote recycling : )


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sketch Girl 7

It's time for a new challenge & a new sketch at Sketch Girl! I've had such an amazing time being a Guest Designer there. I adore the sketches and the DT is wonderful!

Now for the unveiling of SG7:

And here's my take on the sketch:

I used products by Papertrey Ink, Creative Imaginations, My Mind's Eye, and my Spellbinder Nestabilities.

Check out the DT's blogs to see their beautiful creations:

Leigh Ann

And be sure to submit your take on the sketch to Sketch Girl!

Visit DCRU DT Blog today to see a Spotlight post by me : )


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sketch Girl Preview

Here's a preview of my latest card for Sketch Girl! Here's a snippet:

Tune in tomorrow to see more!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

DCRU Challenge

Time for a new challenge at the Die Cuts R Us DT Blog! I had soooo much fun working on this week's project. The challenge is - make your own embellishment! I can't wait to see what everyone makes, I'm sure to get all kinds of scrappy inspiration.
This week our host is the fabulous Margie! The DT all used the "Craft Fair" Collection from American Crafts that can be found at the DCRU Store for purchase. All crafters will want this paper!

And here is my card:

I used a piece of fabric as my first layer for this card. I used pinking shears to go around the edges of my fabric. Then I made 4 equal squares of the AC paper and added that as another layer to my card. I then hand stitched around the edges of my AC paper. I then added my embellishment...

...a Jenni Bowlen Die Cut that I glittered around the roof, added Pom Pom ribbon to the bottom, Twine from Papertrey Ink, and a Melissa Frances Rub-On.

And I wanted to share an award that my super buddy Sammye Jo gave me.

Check out the DT's amazing creations at the DCRU DT Blog!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mellow Sunday

I hate writing sad posts...but I felt like I needed to do this one. This week, Matt's Uncle's little dog passed away. His name was Trigger. He was the cutest and sweetest dog and I adored him. I just didn't want him to pass without doing something, so in honor of him....go hug your doggie. Or better yet, when you decide to get a new pet....visit the animal shelter. There's so many dogs and cats that deserve people to love and care for them. I have rescued MANY animals at the shelter and they are so thankful for everything you do for them. And just think, you are saving their life. These dogs and cats are on death row and their only chance is you. Here's a LO I did of Trig a few months ago:

We always said he had "9 Lives"! He's had reactions to flea meds, went missing for 1 month, was always getting into trouble and mischief....But that's what made him Trigger. He had been in the family for 4 1/2 years. I'll never forget the day Matt's Cousin brought him to my back door. He was sooooo tiny and I slid him down in the front of my coat and held him the entire evening to keep him warm.

He was a sweet little dog and I sure will miss him!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Mess-Up!!!

Today's a new challenge for Cuttlebug Challenge!!! And guess what, I forgot to e-mail my card in for the challenge, hehe! I even finished it early! So hopefully it will make the post, if not...maybe next week : )
This week's challenge is to make a Autumn or halloween card using your Cuttlebug. The DT was sponsored by Digital Delights. I got to play with their digi stamp Dracula Ridley and I just love him!!!
Here's my card for the week:

I used paper from Core'dinations and Papertrey Ink. I handstitched around my patterned paper. I used Just Rite stamps, Martha Stewart Ink, and Copics. And I used my Cuttlebug & the Diamond Plate.
Now it's time to go visit Cuttlebug Challenge and see the amazing DT projects this week!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

DCRU Challenge

It's Tuesday and you know what that means:

This week DCRU is having a color challenge! Use your markers, paint, chalk, even crayons to make a colorful project...And be entered for a chance at a free stamp! Our host this week is the very talented Jessica (have I mentioned she has her own stamp set - isn't that neato?).
The DT had a blast with our projects! Claudia (owner of DCRU) was sweet enough to send us her first digi stamp...the DCRU logo! It's adorable and we all had so much fun coloring Claudia! Here's my card:

I used My Mind's Eye, EK Success, and Papertrey Ink paper. I also used Copics and Papertrey Ink stamps. I added a few buttons and inked the edges with Martha Stewart Ink. I used my Cuttlebug with the Houndstooth embossing folder and Spellbinder Nestabilities.
Go check out the amazing work from the DT!!! Hope you play along! And don't forget the BIG Copic sale is still going on at the Die Cuts R Us store! So if you've been wanting to add to your Copic collected now is your chance!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!!

Today is a holiday for the crafters!!!!

Check out all the fun at Moxie Fab World. And there's a BIG sale going on at Die Cuts R US! All of you Copic Lovers need to see it to believe it!
Here's a few Christmas & Winter cards I made for World Cardmaking Day:

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