Thursday, February 26, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You - Bonus Sketch

Believe it or not I've actually completed this week's 2 Sketches 4 You bonus sketch. This sketch is really cute and there's so many different things you can do with it:

And here's my card:

All of my products for this card (except the Melissa Frances Rub-On) I got in my February kit from Paper Playground. You need to check out their website and see what amazing products come in their February kit! The kits are so well coordinated and I just love them.
Undoubtedly I was in a "red" mood because here's another red card:

I used Scenic Route paper, Melissa Frances Rub-On, and Martha Stewart Twine.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Be Inspired Wednesday!

Wednesday's are usually just another day, but since joining the Cuttlebug Challenge DT I look forward to every Wednesday! Now if you haven't been over to the Cuttlebug Challenge blog, go now so you can see this week's amazing sketch by Valerie Salmon. Here is my take on the sketch:

I used Sassafras Lass and Colorbok Paper, Inkadinkadoo stamps and Martha Stewart Ink, Melissa Frances Rub-Ons, October Afternoon journaling block, and my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder.
I enjoyed this card because it turned out nothing like I had pictured in my head and I still liked the finished product.
Can't wait to see everyone's challenge cards this week. Enjoy:)

2 Sketches 4 You - Laura's Sketch 20

I'm early this week! Already have my 2 Sketches card done. Here is this week's sketch:

And here is my card:
I really didn't have a clue what to do to this layout, but when I was finished I decided it's one of my favorite cards I've done. See, you just never know until you try.

I used October Afternoon and Colorbok Paper, October Afternoon embellishments with a Prima Flower and Melissa Frances rub-ons.
I have a few barn pictures to share with you tonite. Here is the size of my eggs I get from my little chickens, look how tiny!

Here is a picture of my new "big" rooster Jerry.

He was practicing standing on one foot this morning, not sure what was up with that?! He is huge compared to my other chickens, but is afraid of all the little ones, hehe. Looks so funny to see them running him around the barnyard...but they are all getting along better now.
And last but not least, little Sammy. He's almost as tall as his Mama, but he's still everyone's baby.

He's got a birthday coming up in April, think I'll try putting a party hat on him and taking his picture, that would be cute!
Oh, question....who likes my new header? My Mom made it for me. Have no clue how she does stuff like that. She's the techno one in the family, I just stick to glue and scissors.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hi! Don't you just love Monday's? I'm sure I just heard a bunch of people say "no"! I have a few cards to share that I created last week. You'll never believe my first, because it's a Autumn card...I know, out of season, but when the mood strikes you just have to go with it. Here it is:

I used Colorbok cardstock and Melissa Frances patterend paper, ribbon that I got from my January Paper Playground kit, Melissa Frances stickers-frame-and rub on's. I thought it was cute and wanted to share it.
Here's another card I made using Melissa Frances paper and rub-on's, Jenni Bowlin journaling spot (star) and stickers.

Now I have exciting news for this week's "Be Inspired Wednesday" at Cuttlebug Challenge. Valerie Salmon of Got Sketch? will be our guest designer and she has created a special sketch to work with this week. Plus you have a chance to win something extra special:)
Hope you enjoy my cards!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan's Sketch #20

Been a busy "scrapping" bee today! I've honestly scrapped since I got up till I got ready for bed tonite. And I even did 2 layouts, "gasp"! Why all this crafty energy you ask, well because I got new scrappy goodies yesterday! I received my new Emma's Paperie goodies and the February kit from Paper Playground. LOVE everything I got and hate to waste the papers and embellishments they are so pretty!
Finished my 2 Sketches 4 You challenge this week. Here is Kazan's Sketch #20:

And here's my take on it:

I used Jenni Bowlen paper and embellishments, Melissa Frances rub-ons, American Crafts ribbon and Martha Stewart twine.
Now I have a little picture to share with you. One of my favorite stores is Tractor Supply, I know not very girly but when you have as many farm animals as we do you quickly learn to love this place! Well I found something "very" girly there yesterday and had to buy them, take a look at my new barn boots:

Aren't they cute? I made Matt take this picture of them before I got them dirty! And don't pay any attention to my bad fashion of tucked in pants, but when you go to the the barns in the winter you learn to cover up as much as possible to stay clean!
Hope you enjoy my card!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Be Inspired Wednesday!

Wednesday already? You know what that means, Cuttlebug Challenge's "Be Inspired Wednesday" announcing the challenge of the week. This week's challenge was to use acetate (transparency) and emboss it using the Cuttlebug. This was a tough challenge for me because I wanted to use a plain transparency and not something with designs on it already so the embossing would stand out. So here's my finished card:

I decided to make a window card using acetate. I used Colorbok and Daisy D's paper. I cut a window out in my card, leaving only the edges. I then used the Cuttlebug and D'Vine Swirls to emboss the acetate. I repeated the steps for the back of the card, only I didn't emboss the back transparency. Then I used Stickles and traced all of my embossed swirls (did this on the inner side of the front transparency so it would show thru the window). I then cut my cardstock to place a sentiment in the middle of the window using pop up dots, the sentiment is Inkadinkadoo. I took a Heidi Swapp flower, American Crafts Ribbon, and a Melissa Frances frame to make my embellishment. Geez, you wouldn't think one little card could have so many steps! Don't forget to go to the Cuttlebug Challenge blog and check out all the Design Teams amazing work this week!

Monday, February 16, 2009


Back to work already! And snow is in our forcast again, I'm so ready for Spring. I've got my Easter decoration ready to put out, but it's so cold it just doesn't seem right!
I've got 2 cards to post tonite, unbelievable...right? The first is a birthday card I made for my Aunt T in January. I used Colorbok and My Mind's Eye paper, Inkadinkadoo stamp, and DCWV chipboard, plus my Fiskars punch. This card was easy cheesy, because I wanted to keep it simple.

My next card took some brain power, but I like the result.

It is a tree (in case I did such a bad job you can't tell!) and I freehanded the trunk, then used my circle punch to cut out a bunch of circles. I ran a few of the circles thru my Cuttlebug, using the Swiss Dots folder. I then used a piece of transparency paper (acetate) and used my Nestabilities to cut out a scalloped circle that I also embossed with the Swiss Dots and layed that on top of the tree. I added some red buttons to look like fruit on top of the transparency to give it a 3D look. I also used a piece of K & Co. paper as my background and the stamp is Papertrey Ink.

Shake Your Tail Feathers!

Long time no blog! I've been such a slacker this week. Started reading a new set of books and can't quit! They are truly addictive! Usually I can balance scrapping, reading, and blogging....but not this week:)
So I've put the brakes on my book addiction to post a card. I absolutely love this one, but it's because I absolutely LOVE my little chickens. I bought some stamps from Whipper Snapper Designs and they are great, Anna Wight designed these and she loves chickens also...take a look at her blog, it's called Sweet and Sassy and the link is to your right.

For this card I used K & Co. and Colorbok paper, my Whipper Snapper stamps, Martha Stewart ink, American Crafts ribbon, and my Fiskars scallop punch. The only hard part about making this card was carefully cutting the little chickens out! I'm not a very good stamper, my finished product never looks good enough for me. So I prefer to stamp and cut my image out.
And of course since I posted a chicken card I had to post a few pictures of my chickens!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Be INSPIRED Wednesday!

You know what today is, Cuttlebug Challenge's Be Inspired Wednesday! This week our challenge is to make a shaped card. I really had fun with this challenge and my mind has went wild with ideas! So here's my card:

I used my Cricut and the Hello Kitty Sentiments cartridge to cut out my cupcake. I cut layers to put on the cupcake to make it different colors. I used my Cuttlebug and the D'vine Swirls folder to emboss the bottom and Swiss Dots to do the white icing. The dots are inverted and filled with Stickles glitter. I also Stickled my cherry to make it glittery. I then stamped the sentiment with a Papertrey Ink stamp and used a piece of Martha Stewart Twine to tie it around the cherry. Easy Cheesy!
I hope everyone tries this challege, it is sooooo fun! When you've completed your card don't forget to post at Cuttlebug Challenges :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!!!

Today's my birthday!!! Yippee, presents and food, what more could a girl ask for? Seems like my birthdays last for weeks because first I have my anniversary in January, then birthday and Valentine's in February. Sometimes Matt tries to get tricky and combine them all, but I won't let him!
So I wanted to share some pictures from my day. I didn't take a picture of my first cake, an ice cream cake from Matt's family. Here's my little baby cake Matt brought me this morning.

He also decided to go ahead and get me Valentine Flowers also. The roses are from him and the daisies are from my doggies (that's what he said:).

And look at this beautiful card I received from my Aunt T.

Click her name to check out her blog and see more of her beautiful creations!
OK, that's a quick summary of my birthday. I hear there will be another cake this weekend:)
Now for the winner of my blog candy, I'm a day late! And the winner is BETH of Nana's Memories & More! Yahhhh for Beth, I'll be e-mailing you! Check out her blog, she makes beautiful cards and projects!
No card tonite, I've been up to my eyeballs in tax papers today, blah! Will have a card in the morning!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan's Sketch 19

This week I really waited till the last minute to post my 2 Sketches card! Here it is:

I used K & Co. paper and embellishments, Prima bling, and Papertrey Ink sentiment. I think it looks very Springy!
Gotta cut this post short, almost time for work so I have to get ready!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Cuttlebug Fab Friday Giveaway!!!

Hi everyone! Hopefully you've stopped by the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog to check out my tutorial for Cuttlebug's Fab Friday. I do have one favor, look over my messy desk in the background of my pictures! I'm the messiest scrapper around! If you happened to stop by my blog first, then pay a visit to Cuttlebug Challenge's and then return here.
Now is your chance to win some blog candy from me! Isn't free stuff grand? Here's what you may win: Autumn Leaves Stickers, K & Co. Chipboard, and I have another little surprise to give to the winner.

OK and here's how you win. All you have to do is become a follower of my blog. Link to me over to the right and then leave a comment letting me know you did just that and what you thought of my little tutorial. I'll draw the winner from my blog followers who left comments. I like that all I have to do is click followers to visit their blogs, so easy:)
Thanks so much for visiting my little corner of the world! I love to read every one's comments, so fun! And I love visiting your blogs, there's so much talent out there!
I wanted to leave you today with a picture of the cutest little horse in the Smoky. We've had plenty of snow in Kentucky the last few days and Smoky just loves you can tell from the picture.

And I know he needs a haircut! That's on my "TO DO" list!
I will announce a winner on Monday, you have til then to enter:)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired #17

Today's Wednesday, so you know what that means....the latest challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. Our task this week was to make a card or project about "love". And here's my card:

I used white cardstock as my base. I then ran a piece of Making Memories paper thru my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I then stitched all around this little piece of paper. I used some ribbon I had from my Paper Playground kits and the little frame is Melissa Frances. The stickers are American Crafts Thickers.
Be sure to check out all the awesome cards/projects the DT made at Cuttlebug Challenge.We have around 4-5 inches of snow here in Kentucky and could have a little more by the end of the day! I'm off to check on my little barn animals and play in the snow! Enjoy!.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Randomness and Snow

Oh how I'm tired of that white stuff! I mean sure, the first couple of snows are pretty...but we got more unexpected snow yesterday, at least 2 inches with possibly 4-6 in. by Wednesday. I sure hope the weather man is wrong!
Here's a couple of cards I wanted to share with you. They are from Paper Playground kits that I ordered last month...they are the May and July 2008 kits that they had left. Just love the papers!

Have some blog awards Mom sent me. Aren't they cute? Now if you visit my blog I want you to award them to yourself:) That away no one is left out (smart thinking, right?).

And Mom sent me another challenge to go to my 6th picture file and pick the 6th picture to post. So here it is:

This is Sophie, the puppy we adopted almost 2 years ago that decided to go live with my in-laws because she loves there golden retriever so much. If you follow my blog, she's the big black dog sitting in the dodge truck on a previous post. Well here she is as a puppy enjoying her swimming pool. She LOVES water....we first discovered this when she was tiny and every time she got near a bucket of water she stuck her entire head down in it. At first I wondered if she was trying to drown herself, but then figured it out:)
Here's another picture of her, so cute. She's about 50 lbs heavier now!

And good news, my Papaw's surgery went well. Keep Praying for a speedy recovery.

Monday, February 2, 2009

And The Winner Is.....

OK, time to announce the winner of my blog candy....believe it or not I have some butterflies in my tummy just picking the winner. I used to pick a number and numbered your comments. And the winner is....Heidi!!! And here was her winning comment:
"I love that card! What a fun way to express your love to your hubby. And manly men like pink, so he should be ok! ;) The thing I love most about Valentine's Day is that everyone seems to be more gentler, kinder, etc on that day... I don't know if it's my wishful thinking or looking at the world through rosy glasses, but I think since it's a holiday people are more aware of the love they have in their hearts and lives so they are just nicer to those they come in contact with that day! Cheesy, I know, but I love it! The world needs more days like that!"
Yah, so happy for you. E-mail me your addy and the treats will be in the mail. I really enjoyed reading everyones comments, they made me smile. And I really appreciate all the nice comments about my tutorial, I was sooo nervous! Glad it wasn't a disaster!
Now for more news, this Wednesday at Cuttlebug Challenge the new challenge will be announced. And on Friday I will be having another tutorial at CB and more blog candy (I must be in the giving spirit:) .
Wanted to leave you with a little card tonite. I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities and layered a bunch of different sizes, stitched around them, embossed the heart and stickled it.

And I want to ask everyone who will to please Pray for my Papaw, he has surgery in the morning. We're just Praying everything goes well and God takes care of him. Thank you.
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