Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Moxie Fab Challenge #5

Moxie Fab world is having the cutest challenge this week and I just had to make a card! You see, the challenge is to find inspiration in pictures of party dresses in honor of New Years. So here's the picture that inspired me:

And this is what I created:

I used a Creative Imaginations overlay on white cardstock. Then I used my Storybook Cricut cartridge to create the "09" and the flourish behind a Heidi Swapp clock. I took little stamps to stamp "Happy New Year" and that's it. Very easy.
I tried to upload my project to the Moxie Fab group at Creating Keepsakes, but their website refuses to let me upload, so I gave up and posted it here:)
Well guess what I'm reading again, Twilight. I know, I sound like every female in America, but I just love the Twilight books...if you've not read them I strongly encourage you to. It's just the best love story. I have kinda been in a reading slump, nothing I pick up interests me...and then I decided to try rereading Twilight, and it's just as good now as the first time! And I never ever reread a book. My hubby said "you're reading those old vampire books again." I think he may be a LITTLE jealous of Edward!
Enjoy my card...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Post-Christmas Brain Block

How could it be? I have all these new fun gadgets to use for my crafts and no ideas! I think it's just a post-Christmas brain block. You are kinda just out there, it's still not the new year, but Christmas is long wanna make Valentine's, but don't want them to sit there for weeks before sending them! Could I be dreaming of Easter bunnies already? We've had a few really warm days and that's got me looking forward to spring, but I have to keep in mind that winter has just begun. So what am I going to do to change this mood? I've been thinking of joining a kit club, how fun for a box to arrive at my house each month filled with all the latest goodies? Sounds dreamy to me!
But despite the block I had to make a card for my dear friend's birthday. I used the "Happily Ever After" Cricut Cartridge, my Cuttlebug, and a pretty orange Prima flower...because orange is her favorite color and it stands out, just like she does! Hope she likes it!

Friday, December 26, 2008

2 Sketches & a Merry Christmas

Hi all! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. It seems like I've been celebrating the holidays for a week now with all the different places and family we visit this time of year. I've not had the time to do much scrapping lately, but that doesn't mean I've not been thinking about it! I feel like the New Year gives me a fresh start with crafting, put away all of my Christmas stamps, and try new and different things. I got a Cuttlebug for Christmas (thanks Mom) and do I ever love it! It's just amazing how that little machine does that! I recommend it to anyone who likes to make cards, it's so easy to emboss!
OK, so I just had to fit a 2 Sketches card in this week. Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on the layout:

First, I used my Cuttlebug to emboss some pretty My Mind's Eye paper. I then inked some of the embossing with white Martha Stewart ink to give it some depth. I used Prima Flowers, Michaels ribbon, Fiskars scallop punch, and Thickers for the title. I used glue dots to put everything in place and then curled the edges of my paper to make it look vintage. Very fun and easy.

In other news, my little kitten is all better and moved back to the barn. When did I realize she couldn't be a house cat....well when Jake and Gracie ran her up my Christmas tree is one example! She was as happy as pie to be back at the barn and the chickens were tickled also.
Hope you enjoy my card. Merry Christmas!!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Houston, we have a problem!

It's been a long long long week! We have had a sick kittten! Yes little Suzie Q has had a terrible upper respiratory infection and we didn't think she was going to make it. But with good vet care and Matt nursing her back to health while I had to work, I'm happy to say she's now ok...and she has moved in with us. She's our newest little resident in the Goble house. My little nephew loves her...we let him babysit. Here's a couple of pictures of her from yesterday.

And now, you'll never believe what Santa left under my Christmas tree!

I'm so excited! And I have the best hubby in the world!
No new creations tonight. Will post more this week!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You

It has been a nasty wet day here in Kentucky. It has rained the entire day. I kept waiting for the rain to stop to go and check our mail, well guess what, it didn't stop. So I went to get the mail anyway and got soaked (guess I should have used an umbrella!). Took my little dog Jake with me and of course he went thru every mud puddle he could find...he's a little meanie sometimes! I made some chicken chowder this evening, it is so tasty and pretty that I had to take a picture. It will warm you up on a cold day. It is an Amish recipe and so easy.

Already done with my 2 Sketches 4 You card this week, is anyone impressed I'm so early? I am! Seems like I take all week thinking about what I'm going to create! But this week the card came together in minutes and I just love when that happens, because it is a rare thing! I used Colorbok, Melissa Frances, and DCWV paper, K&Co. and Making Memories Embellishments, Michaels Ribbon, and buttons. I loved this week's sketch, thought it was fun and a design I can use over and over.

This weekend is Christmas with my family. I have sooooo much wrapping to do, but I can't wait to deliver all of the gifts....they are everywhere! My Hubby has begged me to go ahead and let us open our presents to eachother (could it be because of that flat screen TV he's getting???). I refuse though, we're waiting till Christmas Eve! Hope you enjoy my little card:)

Oh Happy Day!

This morning was absolutely beautiful! My snow melted, it was partly cloudy, and warm! 60 degrees! Well I got a bit of Spring fever and headed for my little barn to snap a few pictures, because I knew an ice storm was coming this way for tonight. So here's a picture of our newest addition. Her name is Suzie Q. We got her from the animal shelter, they said when her litter came in they were in bad shape and covered in fleas. Now she's just a little bundle of joy. She's not sure what to make of the chickens yet.

I think the chickens are trying to babysit Suzie Q. They don't let her out of their site.

This chicken we call "Old Black Headed Chicken" because in case you didn't notice her head is black. We laugh because she's never hatched baby chicks or even tried to sit on a nest of eggs. Her favorite pastime is sneaking thru the little cat door on the side of the barn and eating cat food! She's not worth a dime but we love her dearly!

Here is a picture of the hens taking it easy on this nice warm morning.

And this is Smoky, my little horse Matt got me for Easter in 2006. I've always wanted a horse and about fell over when he brought Smoky to me. I'm pretty sure he will NEVER be able to top that gift! Smoky's a little fuzzy right now because he has his winter coat. I think he has Tina Turner hair!

Now wouldn't it be nice if I posted something scrappy! I've moved on to Valentine's Day already! That didn't take long, did it? This little card was made with Colorbok paper and my Papertrey Ink Stamps (that I love). I used a Prima flower and some Stickles. It says "Sweetie Pie".

Now on to a bigger project. I had thought about making a little Christmas tree with a Styrofoam cone, but decided to make a Valentine's Day tree instead! First I covered the foam with pink felt then used my Cricut to cut out a bunch of pink hearts (I only used scrap paper I had in my stash). I covered the tree with bigger hearts and then stuck the smaller hearts all over it so they'd stand out. I used stick pins to attach small Prima flowers and added some buttons. The topper is just a simple bow with some Michaels ribbon. It is so cute sitting on my desk!

Hope you enjoy my little glimpse of Spring!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You

Well I've been missing in action from my blog lately! I'm a blog slacker! Between work, jury duty, adopting a new kitty from the animal shelter, and Christmas shopping - well there's been no time! But I did wake up bright and early this morning to complete my 2 Sketches card for the week.

I used Me and My Big Ideas and Colorbok paper, American Craft Thickers, and K & Co. Embellishments, with some Michaels ribbon. This card was super easy.

Well time to go back to bed:) Enjoy.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Let It Snow!

It is snowing tonite in Kentucky and so peaceful. Each year I help my Mother In-Law make some Christmas that was tonite. We made cinnamon, root beer, and raspberry hard candy. It's so fun because you have to play in powder sugar and twist the candy then break it. Then we made homemade party mix. It's so good and better than the stuff you get at the grocery store! Tomorrow we're FINALLY putting the tree up.
Well I'm back to making more Christmas cards, but it's a little different! I used Colorbok and Making Memories paper, Martha Stewart Ink and Glitter, My Mind's Eye embellishments, Michaels $1 stamp, and who likes my pink snowflake? I cut it out on pink felt, glittered it, and added some pearly paint....felt is just so easy to work with!

That's all tonite, enjoy my card:)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Little Something Yellow

I rarely use yellow in my cards, even though I love the color. Yellow is one of those colors that I'm just not sure what goes with it, am I going to use a primary color yellow or a pastel? Oh so many questions. But today, Cosmo Cricket made it easy for me...who has seen their Hello Sunshine line? It's just adorable and makes me want to smile. So of course it inspired a card.

Who has been to Moxie Fab World lately? If you haven't been there, it's definitely "Favorite List" worthy. The host of this blog is the Creative Editor at Paper Crafts Magazine! If you are wanting to see one of your cards published, look to the left of Moxie Fab's has a current call for submissions. I sent in a few cards, who knows unless you try...right?
Been making some pink felt snowflakes today...see I really am tired of red and green:)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2 Sketches - Laura's Sketch14

I'm an early bird this week! Already done with my 2 Sketches card. It just amazes me how different people interpret a sketch, that's the fun of scrapping for me. Every one has their own unique ideas and no two people are going to scrap alike....and you are never wrong, no matter what you make.
So here's a look at Laura's sketch this week:

This week's card is a happy, Springy, pastel card. I'm sick and tired of red and green and Santa! I used Colorbok and K & Co. paper, Cosmo Cricket stickers, Melissa Frances letters, stickles, Sandy Lion Stamps, Copic Markers, Martha Stewart Ink, and The Paper Studio gems.

And I've kinda discovered a little secret (I'm probably the only person that didn't know!). When you take pictures of your cards from odd angles you get really pretty shots and hardly any blurring. So that's what these next two pictures are, me experimenting.

If you've noticed, many of Melissa Phillips pictures of crafts are at odd angles, so that's what got me thinking....maybe I have too much time on my hands:) Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


If anyone has visited Anabelle O'Malley's blog lately, I'm sure you've see those beautiful little flowers she's been making for embellishments. Well she has made it easy for all of us to make that same little flower, just go here and read her tutorial! Super easy and cute! So I decided tonite was the nite, I was going to make the pretty little flower, and I did.

On this card I used some Melissa Frances and Colorbok paper, Michael's ribbon, Colorbok Chipboard, and some glitter glue, button, and hemp. I love glitter but I'm not a big fan of the mess glitter makes. So I took some glitter glue and a small art brush and painted it over my flower to give it some shine. Plus I had no mess, when I do this technique all I have to do is wash my paint brush out.
Who's been working on Christmas cards? I have inked and trimmed til I'm tired of Christmas already! I'm surprised the turn my cards took this year, was really inspired by last week's sketch at 2 Sketches....but everyone will have to wait and see! And tomorrow, I'm pulling out the embossing powder! Talk about messy! I have to wait til the cards are mailed and hopefully received before I can post!
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