Sunday, February 28, 2010


First of all I want to thank everyone who participated in my first Blog Candy!!! 
I had a total of 191 people respond that left me so many nice comments and I made so many wonderful friends!!

Now, I know you all have been waiting to see who the winner is..


Way to go, Barb!!  Please email me your address (click on Contact Me Button in sidebar) so I can send you your Benjamin Franklin and  Hershey Bar by way of Certified Mail!!
Thanks again everyone!!!!!
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Another Blog Award!! Thank you Audrey and Amanda!

Hello everyone!!  Look what a dear sweet friend, Audrey Frelx from Cute and Some that I just met a few days ago through this wonderful blogging world, has given me this Beautiful Blogger Award.  Thank you so much Audrey...  If you don't know Audrey, you need to check out her blog, she does gorgeous cards and other projects!!!
I have also received this award from a dear sweet Design Team Member over at Practical Scrappers, AmandaB.   So please, go check out her wonderful blog - Amandas Crafts and More....  Thank you so much Amanda!!
In receiving this award, I have to share 7 things about myself, so here they are:
1. My husband, children and grandchildren are everything to me!
2. I love being a Grandma!
3. I love my girls (donkeys)!
4. I love living in the country!
5. I love the create scrapbook layouts ~ to me each one is a part of me!
6. I love my scrap studio and feel so lucky to have the most wonderful DH in the world who built it for me!
7. I love that I'm meeting new friends that are absolutely amazing, here in the blog world. 
Now I will pass this on to 15 blogger friends and I kinda like what Audrey did, and the rest of you can grab it, if you'd like to have it too:

1.   Sandi Clarkson: Soft Side of Sandi
2.   Crystal: Caitlynsmommy
3.   Nadya: Nadya's World
4.   Barb Craft: Crafty Girl
5.   Mary: my scrap happy life
6.   Kim: Memories In Thyme
7.   Lori Apgar: Scrapppin' My Stress Away
8.   Bobbi: Bobbi's Hobbies
9.   Debbie: Love Life's Little Pleasures
10. Kerri: Kerri's Kr8tions
11. Lorraine:  Lorraines Creations
12. Patti: Cherish Each Precious Day
13. Jane: Scossie Jane
14. Leah: Beeing Creative and Feeling Cherry
15.Tanya: Random Acts of Krafting

The rules ladies are to give thanks to and link to the person who sent you this award; list 7 things about yourself, and pass it on to 15 bloggers/followers.
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BLOG CANDY ~ ending FEB. 27, 2010! (Please scroll down for current posts) WE HAVE LESS THAN 1 WEEK LEFT!! ~~ Who will be the lucky WINNER!!

Hi everyone!!  I see so many people giving away Blog Candy, that I decided I wanted to give some away too.   But I wasn't for sure what to put together.  There's so many crafty things out there and everyone has their own style.  So, I just decided I would let you do your own shopping with my dear friend "Benjamin Franklin"!!   This will end February 27, 2010 at midnight Central Standard Time.. And then I will draw a winner on February 28, 2010.. After I post the winner and get an address, I will mail it Certified so I know you got it safe and sound...
Now this is all you have to do:
1)  Follow my blog...
2)  Post my blog candy on your blog and  then link it back to my blog...
3)  Comment here so that I know who's playing...
4)  Comment on at least one February project a week during this month...  I try to post 2 to 3 x a week...
Good luck everyone!!
Thanks for visiting and come back anytime!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Friday, February 26, 2010

ONE MORE DAY ~ Candy Requirements ~ Please Read!!!

Okay everyone ~ there's only 1 day left to enter and get everything done. After I draw a name I will check to see if that person completed the list of requirements, if they have, they will be the winner, if they have not, I will draw until I get a name that has. So please make sure you did all of the things listed, that's only fair for those who did!!

1) Follow my Blog
2) Post my candy on your blog with a link back to my blog.
3) Comment here on this post so I know who's playing.
4) Comment on at least one February project a week = total of at least 4 comments, 5 counting the initial blog candy post..

I may not get the winner posted until late Sunday, but it will be on Sunday!
Hugs :o)

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Amanda's Diaper Cake

Hello everyone, I just have to show you what I made for my Daughter's Baby Shower. I'm not near as creative as a lot of you are, because I didn't make one thing on this cake. I bought it all and put it together. But I think it still came out adorable. I hope Amanda doesn't read this before the shower. Because a couple of the games will be: 1) to guess how many diapers I used on it, and 2) We will ask everyone to write down everything they remember seeing on it... ..............The diapers are stacked on  plastic wedding cake plates you get at Hobby Lobby, I used 4 different sizes. Then I used some double sided tape to tape my trim around the edges. Next I rolled 81 (don't tell any of the ladies going to the shower) size 3 diapers and wrapped with rubber bands. I wanted her to be able to enjoy it for awhile, so that's why I used size 3 diapers. And, I have been stocking up on the smaller ones for her, too. Next I hid the rubber bands with a 2 1/2" white satin ribbon and then used a 1" decorative ribbon over that so that I could stick small items behind it. I used velcro circles and straight pins to hold everything in place.  I have also gone back and added a butterfly on the top.. I just thought it needed something for the little bear to be looking at!!  I took these two pictures outside today!  It was gorgeous, got up in the 60's!!! Come on Spring!
 By adding the butterfly this qualifies for one challenge:
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Open but with Butterfly, Angel or Fairy
Creatalicious Challenges ~ Create a little something
Here is a list of the baby things I attached:  Mommy's Melodies Bear
20 oz Bottle of Parent's Choice Baby Wash
2~Munchkin Safety Bath Ducky
Teething Gel
A&D Cream
A&D Ointment
Tag Along Chimes
Gerber set of 3 Caps
Munchkin Pacifier Clip
Gerber Graduates ~ Soft Bite spoons ~ set of 4
Bright Starts ~ Teethe & Read
Munchkin Swivel Bottle Brushes
Newborn Nasal Aspirator
Gerber ~ 4 piece bath set ~ 2 hooded towels & 2 washcloths
Gerber ~ 8 washcloths
Infantino ~ Jittery Pals
Fisher Price Monkey Teether
Safety 1st ~ Baby's 1st Digital Thermometer
Safety 1st ~ Fold Up Nail Clippers
Newborn Soothie Pacifiers
Playtex Binky ~ Set of 4
8 pair of socks ~ 0-3 months

I hope you like it.  Thanks so much for dropping in. 
Have a wonderful evening.
I  love your visits so please come back again!!Hugs   :o)
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Christmas 2006 Was All About Elmo ~ Practical Scrappers Stamp Challenge

Hello everyone! It's Friday and that means it's time for me to upload my layout for the Practical Scrappers weekly challenge.  This weeks challenge is Stamps, anyway and anyhow..  I stamped my "Christmas" with VersaMark on some Red Glitter Paper and then embossed it with black embossing powder.  I was not for sure if this would work, but as to see, I think it turned out wonderful...  The only thing is you need to let it cool completely before you work with it, because it did bubble while I was heating it.  But after it cooled, it was just fine.  I also used my Stampin Up Ginoumous Flower Stamp and stamped the back of some Doodlebug Design Ladybug Crushed Velvet CS 2 times, then cut both of 'em out and used the front side, curled the petals and added a black velvet brad. 
Here's my list of supplies:
Doodlebug Design Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
Red Velvet Flower Ribbon
Red Glitter Paper
Doodlebug Design Ladybug Crushed Velvet CS
Hero Arts Merry Christmas Stamp
SU Ginormous Flowers
Jolee's Boutique ~ Sesame Street Dimensional Elmo Sticker
Black Embossing Powder
Doodlebug ~ Shin-Dig ~ Beetle Black Letters
Thanks so much for dropping in, and please check out the other beautiful project from the other DT Members over at Practical Scrappers.  And you still have until Saturday at 5:00 PM ET to play and that's plenty of time to create something wonderful... So what are you waiting for!!!  Happy scrapping!!  Be sure and upload your creation so we can all see it!!!  Good luck!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
I love your visits and I would love for you to come back anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Another QKR Stampede Image sponsor for the Creative Belli Challenge

Good morning everyone.  The Belli Girls have a surprise for you this Wednesday.  Our sponsor last Wednesday was QKR Stampede (who also own Eureka Stamps and Biblical Impressions. )   Since they were so kind to give each of us 3 rubber stamps of our choice, we decided to upload more of our beautiful creations using the ones we didn't get to show off last week.  I think this image is just beautiful and you can do so much with it.  I originally was going to make a Mother's Day Card to show you, but one of the dear ladies I work with lost her SIL in a tragic accident last week, so instead, I'm using it in a Sympathy Card that I made for her.  
Card Recipe:
Momento Tuxedo Black
SU More Mustard CS
Basic Grey Sugared PP
SU Very Vanilla CS
SU Always Artichoke Ink
SU Large Oval Punch
SU Scallop Oval Punch
SU Warmest Regards
MS Deco Fan
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scallop Rectangles
Say It In Crystals
Pop Dots
This also qualifies for a few other challenges which are:
Belli Challenge ~ QKR Stampede Image
Lexi's Creations ~ Anything goes
Thanks so much for dropping by, and please be sure and check out the other fabulous creations that the other Belli Girls made...
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs  :o) 
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Blog Award ~ Feb. 21, 2010

Hello everyone..

I can't believe yesterday I received this beautiful award not only from one of my dear wonderful friends, but from two.  You can't imagine how that made me feel.
Thank you so much Nanne and Jess for this wonderful Sunshine Award and for thinking of me!!

Here are the rules:

1)Put the logo on your blog or within your post.

2)Pass the award onto 6 bloggers who are followers of your blog.

3)Link the nominees within your post.

4)Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5)Share the love and link to the person(s) from whom you received this award.

So, I really gave this some thought and the wanted to pass this award to the following followers, mainly because they are the sweetest ladies I know and always have something sweet and positive to say, and not just for me, but for everyone!!  They also are pretty talented themselves!  Thanks for your support, ladies, I hope you enjoy this award!

1.  Joan
2.  Holly
3.  Maria
4.  Crystal
5.  Chris
6. Deanne

Thank you Nanne and Jess so much for this award.   It made me feel warm all over!!!

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Amanda's Baby Shower Invitation

Hello everyone, here is something that I came up with for my daughter Amanda's Baby Shower Invitation.  I emailed this to her last night to get the final approval, and I am happy to say, I just got word from her that she is VERY happy with it and that I may proceed.  Boy, am I glad to hear that, because I think it turned out adorable.  She had informed me earlier that she did NOT want pastels and wanted to use the colors she is using in her nursery.   So last week when she was here I took her out to my Craft Studio and let her pick out the paper she wanted.  So at least I knew she would like that much of it.  I just had to put it together and add the embellies this last week.  The inside flap will have another piece of  SU Very Vanilla CS cut with the Spellbinders Scallop Rectangel and will have the places where she is registered.  And the
other side will have another SU Very Vanilla CS Scallop Rectangle with the info of the Baby Shower such as:
What it is: 
For Whom:
When it is:
Where it is:

I don't have all of the details yet, but just making all of the invitations will take me a little time, especially since I have to cut most of it out by hand.   I originaly cut the baby bottle out with the Cricut New Arrival, but we didn't like the nipple on that one, so I revamped it and made this one.  So now I can't cut it out with the Cricut and anyway since I'm cutting it out on a fold it wouldn't work anyway.  So I just told the girls to bring their scissors one weekend and we will just have a cutting party!! lol  They can cut and I will watch the grand babies ~ sounds like a plan to me!!!!
This also qualifies for a few challenges out there, which are :
Your Next Stamp Challenge ~ Spring Colors
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Spring
Creatalicious Challenge ~ A little something
The Pink Elephant ~ Ribbon
Here's what I used:
SU Certainly Celery CS ~ bottle
SU Very Vanilla CS ~ nipple & Scallop rectangle
SU More Mustard CS~  Rectangel on front
Bazzill Red  ~diaper pins
My Mind's Eye ~  polka dot
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Brayered the Swiss Dots with SU Certainly Celery Ink
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Rectangles
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scallop Rectangles
Hero Arts White and Cream Art Flowers sponged with
SU Marigold Morning Ink
Imaginisce 1.5" Ring Around the Rosies ~ sponged with
SU Pacific Point Ink
SU Sincere Salutations Stamp ~ stamped in
SU Tangerine Tango Ink
MS Butterfly Punch
Satin Ribbon
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!
Come back and visit anytime!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Friday, February 19, 2010

Wedding Layout ~ Amanda ~ Sassy

Hi everyone, here is a layout I did for today's  Practical Scrappers Sketch Challenge.  The Sketch was provided by Ann-Katrina and we would love for you to play along with us and show us your take on this beautiful sketch. Please upload it so we can all see it..
This is another layout for my daughter Amanda's Wedding Album and here's what I used:
The Paper Studio Solid Pearl ~ Pink
Creative Imaginations ~ Black Doily
Salmon Velvet Paper
Zva Pearls
Prima Say It In Crystals
QuicKutz ~ Magnolia Cookie Cutter Letters
Decorative Brads
This also qualifies for a few other challenges out there such as:
Practical Scrappers ~ Sketch
Alphabet Challenge ~ Q is for Queen  ~  Amanda is just as beautiful and as lovely as any Queen
Thanks so much for dropping by.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs  :o)
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Love ~ Scrapbook Layout for DD Amanda's Album ~ Practical Scrappers Challenge

Hello everyone!  It's Friday, and tha means it's time for me to share my layout for this weeks Practical Scrappers Challenge.  We were to use any kind of flower on our project this week.  Well if you know anything about me at all, it's I LOVE PRIMA FLOWERS!!!  So that's what I used on my layout.  The vines are Prima Flutter Vines and the flowers are Prima Alabaster ~ Alissa, and started out as white, but then I sprayed them with the Black Cherry and Tattered Rose Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, and I absolutely looooove the way they turned out...  The photo was taken a little over 2 years ago at my daughter Amanda's Wedding.  I can't believe that they are now expecting their first little baby, a boy, in June..  Where has the time gone!!  
Okay before I get the tissues out I better get this uploaded.  lol
Here's what I used:
Doodlebug Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
Bazzill Basics Square Hot Pink CS
Creative Imaginations ~ Karen Russell Narratives Overlay
EK Success ~  Dainty Black Flourishes ~ Stickers
Prima Alabaster Flowers Alissa  ~ sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Black Cherry and
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Tattered Rose
Prima Flutter Vine
Prima Say It In Crystals ~ Black
Okay now, if you haven't made anything for this challenge, you're missing out on a lot of fun.  And who doesn't have flowers, or, better yet make your own...  Just go check out some of the other DT's projects and see what they did!!  You have until Saturday evening to get something uploaded..  So, come on and let's have some fun!!
You know I appreciate you dropping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!
And ya'll come back anytime, ya hear!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Kids Say the Darnedest Things! ~ Creative Belli Challenge #85 ~ QKR Stampede

First of all, don't try to type when you're not feeling well... Or at least let someone proof read it before you post!!  lol
Hello everyone!!  Today is Wednesday and that means it's time for another Belli Challenge!  For the next two weeks you are to use butterflies and/or dragonflies on your projects!  How easy is that?  I know most of you use them daily, but, remember just upload NEW projects and not something back dated, we want it to be fair for all!! 
We also have an amazing sponsor for this challenge ~ QKR Stampede (but they also own Eureka Stamps and Biblical Impressions. ) You have to check 'em out, they have stamps for everyone!!!  They provided us with our choice of 3 stamps each, and let me tell you, that was hard..  But since they were kind enough to give us 3 stamps, we will be uploading more cards/projects next Wednesday!!  How great is that?
The prize for this challenge is $30.00 worth of stamps from QKR Stampede ~ WOW!!
We also have a Guest Designer this week, who is Jess Stockmeyer, so check out her beautiful card, and leave her a little luv, too!! 
If you play and upload on SCS please use the keyword ~ CBC85..
Okay, now about my layout!  I chose this sweet little donkey, specifically for this layout.  SHE looks just like my sweet and spoiled, little Ellie.  I colored her with Copics, punched her out with the Marvy Oval Punch, sponged SU Chocolate Chip Ink around the edges.  Then I doodled the edges with the SU Black Journaling Marker.  After that I added the sweet little butterfly (MS Butterfly Punch) right over her nose!  All of the butterflies have stickles on them. This is the pink that I needed for the Stuck On U Sketches.
And now here's the list of things I used:
QKR Stampede ~ Little Donkey
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
The Paper Studio ~ Wood Fence Paper (2 Sheets)
K&Company Scrap for Butterflies
We R Memory Keepers ~ All of the Hardware
Bazzill Cardstock Strips
SU Chocolate Chip CS and Ink
Tim Holtz Distressing Inks
MS Butterfly Punch
SU 1 3/8" Circle Punch
SU 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Marvy Oval PUnch
Spare Parts Antique Brad
EK Success Foam Letters
Thickers ~ Rainboots
SU Chocolate Ribbon
This layout also qualifies for a few other challenges which are:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ My favorite Sketch Site
Allsorts Challenge ~ Recipe 3 ~ 2 ~ 1  ~ I used 3 Decorative Corners; 2 Clips and 1 Ribbon
ABC Challenge ~ O is for One Paper 
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Use something digital ~ the little donkey in the lower right hand corner
Creative Inspirations ~ Say it in Sepia
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Keep it Simple
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Punch It Out
Little Red Wagon ~ Ribbon
The Pink Elephant ~ Ribbon
Roses On Paper Challenge ~ Pink, Brown and Cream
Okay, that's all I got ~ I hope you like it!
Please go check out the other Belli blogs ~ Anne, Ceal, Chris, Darsie, Deb, Holly, Jenny, Joan, Joy, Liz,  Maria, Melisa, Robin, and Steph.  You won't be disappointed!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week. 
Stay Warm and Safe!!!
Feel free to drop back by anytime!!
Hugs..  :o)
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Denim or Lace Layout for Practical Scrappers Brad Challenge

Hello everyone!!  It's Friday and that means it's time for me to post my layout for this weeks Practical Scrappers Challenge, which is to use brads on either a layout, card or any project you want to make.  You still have until tomorrow evening to upload your project, so come on and play along... you know you want to and you'll have a lot of fun, and who doesn't have brads laying around in their scraproom....  Here's what I came up with .  It's a layout of GD Savannah on her Grandpa's old 1940 Farmall "A" tractor that he restored, but still needs to paint...  She can actually drive this by herself in granny gear, but Grandpa still stands on the back, just in case... 
Here's what I used:
Recycled Cardboard
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Walnut and Worn Lipstick
Crate Paper ~ Prudence Collection  ~ Hope
Thickers ~ Sprinkles ~ Lavender
Prima ~ Painterly Petals  ~Violet
Doodlebug Sugar Coated Brads
Say It In Crystals
Purple Jewels
Thanks so much for dropping by and  have a wonderful day!!
BTW be sure and check out the other projects the DT girls came up with.  You can find them on the Practical Scrappers Blog on the left hand side, just click on their name and it will take you to their blog...  They did a FANTASTIC job with this challenge!!
Please come back and visit anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Savannah's Valentines Card ~ 2010

Hello everyone!!  Here is the Valentine's card I made for sweet GD Savannah..  It's Pink, It's Glittery and It's Girly, so I know she will love it!!   This sweet little Digi image is from Cute Daisy May, (sheet 135).  She has some super sweet digi's, go check 'em out.  Let me tell you, if you have a little girl in your life you will fall in love with these.  She also has some cute pre-teen girls and boys digi's...  Wow, I love 'em all!!   Now about Savannah's card.  It also qualifies for a few challenges, which are:
If The Shoe Fits ~ Scrap It ~ Red, White and Pink
My Time to Craft ~ Hearts & Kisses
Pile It On ~ To The One You Love  ~ I love my little grand babies!!
The Pink Elephant ~ Mushy Gushy Valentine
And here's my list of supplies:
SU Pretty In Pink CS
Doodlebug ~ Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
The Paper Studio ~ Solid Glitter Light Pink
The Paper Studio ~ Polka Dot Med. Glitter Pink
H2O's Lumin Arte ~ Icicles
Making Memories ~ Wedding Black Lace
Prima Flowers
Dress It Up Valentine Collection ~ Hugs & Kisses
MS Loopy Border and Corner Punch
DIGI from Cute Daisy May ~ Sheet 135
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Have a wonderful week, stay safe and warm!!!
And please come back and visit anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Colten's Valentines Card ~ 2010

Hello everyone!!!!  WOW, first of all I want to thank everyone who has signed up for my blog candy!!  I'm very surprised that it is doing so well..  I will be blog hopping soon to visit your blogs as well!!  Where does the time go!!!

But first, I wanted to show you this sweet little digi image (Donkey XO) that I got over as Sew Many Cards isn't he just the cutest???  Look at those huge eyes...  reminds me of my Ellie!!  Anyway I just had to use this sweet little guy to make little GS Colten's Valentines Card...  He's 14 months, but I think he will loooove it.  He loves the real donkeys, anyway!  I also did this for a few challenges which are:
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Digital Delights
Digital Tuesdays ~ It's All about the Animals
Creative Card Crew ~ Valentines
Paper Play Challenges ~ Love Notes  (I think the little heart he has in his mouth is a perfect little "love note")
Now here's what I used on this sweet little card:
SU River Rock CS & Ink
SU Speckled Jumbo Wheel ~ rolled over the River Rock CS
SU Rose Red CS & Ink
SU Bold Hearts Wheel ~ rolled over the Rose Red CS
Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities Curved Rectangles
K&Company ~ Life's Journey ~ I love this paper
Donkey XO Digi Image from Sew Many Cards
Letter Stickers
Making Memories Shimmer Chipboard
I want to wish everyone a safe and warm week!!!
Hope you have enjoyed you visit.  
And please come back and visit again soon!
Hugs  :o)
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Vanna ~ Our Rodeo Clown, January 17, 2010 ~ Shadow the Bronc

Hi everyone, here's a layout I did of Savannah using this weeks sketch challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches.. It was perfect for these 3 pictures I took of Vanna on January 17, 2010.  Grandpa had just hung "Shadow" up and she was so ready to try him out..  As you can see she's been watching way too many cowboy shows with her daddy!! lol  This also qualifies for a few other challenges, which are:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch
Allsorts Challenge ~ Distressed, Buttons and Bow
Crafty Catz ~ Color Challenge ~ Lilac & Lemon - close
Little Red Wagon ~ Chipboard
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Hats
Magical Crafts ~ Something for the Kids
And here is what I used from my stash:
SU Lavender Lace CS and Ink
Creative Imaginations ~ Black Doily
SU Good Morning Sunshine DSP
The Paper Studion ~ Brad Assortment - Black
Cricut  ~ Old West Cart.
QuicKutz ~ Magnolia Cookie Cutter Letter Dies
Cuttlebug ~ Vintage Corner Die
Basic Grey ~ Eva Chipboard Sticker
MS Gingham Bow
Gingham Ribbon
McGill Circle Punch
Say It In Crystals ~ Black
Thanks so much for dropping in and for those of you who are having that blizzard...  Please, be careful and stay warm!!  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families...
Come back and visit anytime...
Hugs  :o)
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Grandma's Little Helpers ~ Savannah and Colten

Hi everyone!  Here is another layout I did for Practical Scrappers.  This one is for the Friday Sketch Challenge which is a design by Ann Katrin.  It's a wonderful sketch, and I really did start out following it, but I strayed just a little...  lol    But then again, you're just supposed to be inspired with the sketch and then make it your own.  Well, this is definitely my own..  The photos were taken back on January 17th, and the little ones had spent the night with us.  This was my daughters B-day and my daughter in laws B-day was the next week, so we were celebrating both B-days on that day over at our house.  And I was fixing dinner for everyone.  I found this fabulous recipe with a ham in one of my Taste of Home Cookbooks and I wanted to try it out.  Well, when I started getting my stuff together, the next thing I know the stepstool is up next to the cabinet and Savannah is on it and ready to help.  Well, not to be outdone, little Colten was on the bottom step and also wanted to help.  You know, anything big sister can do, he can do tooo.... lol    It was so cute I had to get the camera and take this picture.  The little photo of Colten on the bottom left is of him standing in my fridge...  EVERYTIME I opened the fridge door, he was there trying to climb in...  It was too funny.  At home he doesn't do that because their freezer is on the bottom, so not for sure why he does it over here...  Anyway they were just too cute being "Grandma's Little Helpers"!!
This is a list of what I used:
BoBunny ~ Kitchen Spice Jasmine Die Cut
Fancy Pants ~ Splendid ~ Queen of Hearts  (this is double sided)
Prima Floral Embellishments ~ Orange
Prima Vine
Fancy Pants ~ Glitter Cuts ~ Orange Boy Frame Overlay
MS Border Punch ~ Garden Trellis
SU Pacific Point CS
SU Sage Shadow CS and Ink
SU Chocolate Chip CS
QuicKutz ~  Magnolia Cookie Cutter Die Letters
Zva Self Adhesive Crystals
This layout also qualifies for a few other challenges which are:
Practical Scrappers ~ Sketch
ABC Challenge ~ N is for New  (the Fancy Pants Glitter Frames are new)
Alphabet Challenge ~ O is for Oval  (the zva bling makes ovals)  Hey, I know I'm stretching this
Tellen's Place ~ Tic Tac Toe  ~ I chose the Flowers, Punch and Bling
Be sure and check out the other layouts the Design Team put together over at Practical Scrappers and then play along with us.  Half the work is already done... Now you just need to find the right pictures and then  add a little embellishments and there you go!!!  And, did I mention it's so much fun and very rewarding!!  Well it is!!!  After you get it done, be sure and upload it to Mr. Linky so that we can all see it.. 
Thanks so much for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend!!!
Please drop back by anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Adore U Sweet Girl ~ Savannah, January, 2010 ~ Practical Scrappers Challenge

Hello everyone!!   As a Practical Scrapper DT Member my projects will be posted on Friday for the weekly challenge, and remember Fridays is also the Sketch Challenge!!   This weeks challenge at Practical Scrappers is to use Die Cuts of any kind.  Here are just a few things you can use:  Cricut, Spellbinders, Nestabilities, QuicKutz, Sizzix, Ellison, or maybe you have some just laying around.  I used a piece of die cut paper on this layout of my little granddaughter, Savannah, and the photo was just taken last week.  Her little brother Colten came down with a very nasty virus and they called and asked me if I would take her for the night so she wouldn't come down with it.  Of course, I agreed.  She is a lot of fun now that she is older, so grown up, most of the time...  The "horse" that she is riding on, is something I bought around Christmas, and Grandpa just put it up a couple weeks ago..  They have had a lot of fun with it so far...   Okay, here's what I used on this layout:
Basic Grey ~ Porcelain ~ Bellamy
Basic Grey ~ Porcelain ~ Silver Birch
Making Memories ~ Die Cut ~ Dot Findings
The Paper Element ~ Hot Chocolate Mocha
Prima Flutter Vines
Prima Painterly Petals ~ Hydrangeas
Prima Say It in Pearls
Spellbinders Megabilities ~ Long Classic Rectangel
Spellbinders Megabilities ~ Long Scallop Rectangel
Jenni Bowlin Studio ~ Mini Bingo Cards
Nestabilities Classic Scallop Circle
Transparent Overlay
Ellison Design ~ Curlie Girlie Die Cut Letters
This layout also qualifies for a few other challenges which are:
Practical Scrappers ~ Die Cuts
 Cute Card Thursday ~  Spots & Dots.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ Inspiration from (Rose) photo

The challenge ends Saturday at 5:00 PM ET, so come on and get to scrapping..  You can make a card, layout or any project, just use a die cut or cuts,and then upload it on Mr. Linky so we all can see it...
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
And please drop back by anytime!!
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

You're One of a Kind ~ Creative Belli Challenge #84 ~ Ribbons

Good morning everyone!!  It's Wednesday and so that means it's time for another Creative Belli Challenge!!  This week our challenge is to use ribbon on your project.  Our sponsor this week is Sweet N Sassy Stamps and they provided the team with a couple of cute digi's to work with and will be released TOMORROW!!  I decided to use the one of the little  birds and the sentiment goes perfect on this layout of my sweet little grandson Colten and his mother, my daughter-in-law, Angela.  The photo was taken May, 2009 and Colten was 6 months old.  I also wanted to make a little scene, and since it was taken out here, I decided to make it into a little farm scene .. I cut the fence, tree and leaves out with my Silhouette SD.  I colored the digi with my copics and then cut it out.  If you look real close you will see that it is attached on another layer cut with my nestabilities, which has an embossed edge.  I had to do these because this paper, which I love, had a big butterfly right there and it just wouldn't work so I had to cover it up.  And then I attached it so the limb would line up with my tree. Here is a list of the other things I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS
SU Sage Shadows CS and Ink
Bo-Bunny's Back to Back 12" Flutter Butter
EK Success Dimensional Alphabet Stickers
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
SU Circle Punch 1 3/4"
SU Circle Punch 1 3/8"
Silhouette SD
MS Gerbera Daisy Stickers
Farm Stickers
Butterfly and caterpillar stickers
Spellbinders Nestabilities

I also did this for a few other challenges which are:
Frosted Designs ~ Embossing ~ look closely under the birds....
Pile It On ~ Any non-winter colors
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Open ~ and I used 2 butterflies
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays ~ Open and at least 1 stamp
Alphabet Challenge ~ N is for New ~ Digi image and Bo-Bunny paper
C.R.A.F.T. ~ Paper Piecing
Dutch Dare  ~ Summer in Winter
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Make It Personal

Please welcome Darsie Bruno and Melisa Waldorf to our team..  We are so happy to have these two very talented ladies join us.   Melisa is also our guest DT for this week.  I've posted all of the sites of the Belli Team, so go check 'em out, you won't be disappointed they are fabulous!!     Anne  Ceal  Chris Darsie Deb Holly Jenny Joan Joy  Liz  Maria Melisa Robin Steph ...
Okay, now you saw what we came up with, now go and dig out that ribbon and play along with us.  Be sure and upload it to Mr. Linky so that we can all see your wonderful creation!!
Thanks so much for dropping by, have a wonderful day!!
Be sure and drop back by anytime!!
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