Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Life has its ups and downs ~ Creative Belli Challenge #88 ~ Color Spray

Good morning everyone!!!  My internet was giving me all kinds of fits last night and this morning!!  The lap top out in the scraproom is fine, but the one in the house just wouldn't let me get on for anything!!  I don't know what I did, but I finally got on!!  Must of wore it down......... 
Anyway on with this weeks Belli Challenge #88 - COLOR SPRAY - this can be a home made mixture, Glimmer Mists, Walnut Ink sprays, a bottle filled with hairspray, reinker, and Pearl Ex, or even airbrushing with your Copic markers - whatever you desire! And look at these cute images from this weeks sponsor Stampin Boutique!!  They have some adorable digis, so go check them out okay!!!!!  I decided to use this sweet Carousel Horse(s)to use on my carousel (anyway I hope it looks like a carousel) and use these cute photos of little GS Colten, taken by Laura Kay Wootan at The Smile House in San Marcos, Texas.  The bottom photo was just toooooo cute to pass up, so I went ahead and bought it... Little Colten's mother decided not to get it, I think mainly because she didn't want my DD her DH to see it...  But I think it's adorable...  Colten was having a "bad" morning at first, but then he warmed up to Laura and she got some precious photos!!!! Anyway, I thought the up and down motion of the carousel and the ups and downs of life were appropriate for this layout...  I hope you like it!!
Here's what I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS
My Minds Eye ~ Breaking Free Cowbunga ~ Summertime Boy
My Minds Eye ~ Breaking Free Adventure Series ~ Four Miles Stripe
SU Kraft CS ~ Sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Copper
Stamping Boutique ~ Carousel Horse(s) ~ colored with
Copics and sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Pearl  and added some
Around the photos I used
SU Blue Bayou CS
SU Bashful Blue CS
MS 3 Dot Border Punch
Thickers ~ Jewelry Box Glitter Letters
Thickers ~ Chit Chat Puffy Letters ~ Chestnut
BoBunny Chipboard ~ arrows
Be sure and check out the other Belli Gals projects!!  And then we would love for you to play along with us and make something out of the color mist!!  Be sure and upload it to Mr. Linky so that we can all see it!!! 
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
And please drop by anytime!!  I love your visits!!
Hugs  :o)
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunshine Award from Cass over at Thoughts on Display!!

Hello everyone!!  My dear sweet friend Cass from Thoughts on Display sent me this wonderful "Sunshing Award".  Isn't it beautiful?  A beautiful award from a beautiful person!!  To accept this award I must send it to 12 other bloggers, so here they are:
1)  Sandi ~ Soft Side of Sandi
2)  Sandy ~ Details by Sandy
3)  Nanne ~ Nanne's Creations
4)  Leah ~ Beeing Creative and Feeling Cherry
5)  Barb ~ Crafty Girl
6)  Jane ~ Scossie Jane
7)  Tina ~ Bits and Scraps of my Life
8)  Lidia ~ Breaking Barriers
9) Lorraine ~ Lorraine's Creations
10)  Bobbi ~ Bobbi's Hobbies
11)  Audrey ~ Cute and Some
12) Flowerdisco ~ Flowerdisco's Scrap Hut

Please check out these wonderful blogs, and thanks again Cass ~ Thoughts on Display, for this beautiful award!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Monday, March 29, 2010

Savannah On Easter ~ Mo's Digital Stamp

Hello everyone!!!  Wow, can you believe that I found this super sweet little "Savannah On Easter" digital stamped image??  When I saw this about a month ago, over onMo's Digital Pencil Too, I knew I had to get it for Savannah's Easter Card!!  It was perfect!!  Now I have one Easter card down and one to go ~ nothing like waiting until the last minute to do the little grandkids' Easter Cards.....  I really love the spring colors on this one, hope you like it too!!  This also qualifies for the  Easter/Spring challenges, which are:
The Pink Elephant ~ Pastels
Charisma Cardz ~ Spring has Sprung
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Spring into Spring
Crafty Creations ~ Babies
Cute Card Thursday ~ Dimensions
Flutterby Wednesday ~ Open with Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Fussy & Fancy Friday ~ Easter
Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge ~ Spring/Easter Theme
Paper Play Challenges ~ Easter
Crafty Ann's Challenge ~ Create something for someone special!!
Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ Easter or Spring and some Glimmer
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ~ Easter
The Corrosive Challenge ~ Easter
Pile It On  ~ Animal~Riffic
Here is the list of the scrappy things I used:
SU Regal Rose CS and Ink
American Crafts ~ the goods ~ colored eggs PP
SU Crushed Curry ~ Ribbon
Basic Grey ~ Oh Baby! Girl ~
Fabric Covered Buttons
Copic Markers
Mo's Digital Stamp ~ Savannah On Easter
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful evening!!
Be sure and stop back by anytime, I would love to hear from you!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Girls with an attitude ~ Practical Scrappers Challenge

Hello everyone!!!  It's Friday, and that means it's time for me to upload my layout for the Practical Scrappers Challenge..  This week we want you to dig into that stash and use something that you got over a year ago. It can be a product or tool and you only need to use one item to qualify. The Grand Prize winner will receive two free digi stamps from The Stamping Boutique. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Saturday.
I have a lot of scappy supplies that's over a year, so I just had to decide which ones I wanted to use.  I ended up using some My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus PP, which is the red layer under the photo.  The Creative Imaginations ~Thoughts Scrapbook Stickers in my title are also over a year, and finally the We R Memory Keepers round hardware is over a year old.
The photos are of my "Girls", Elli (brown) and Sweetie Pie (grey), and my DH Rick.  Rick is trying to feed them some apples, thinkin' they would love 'em, but they are not having anything to do with that, if it's not carrots, they aren't interested.  They are very finicky and maybe just a tad spoiled!!!
Here are the scrappy things I used on this layout
SU Chocolate Chip CS and Ink
SU Mellow Moss CS
Basic Grey Periphery ~ Merlot DP
TPC~Ancestral~Remember Moments
My Minds Eye ~ Wild Asparagus DP Paper Pack
SU Bashful Blue CS
QuicKutz ~ Flourish Cookie Cutter Die
Creative Imaginations ~ Thoughts Scrapbook Stickers ~ Girls
We R Keepers ~ Hardware

This also qualifies for a few other challenges which are:
Practical Scrappers ~ Something over a year old
Creative Inspirations ~ Anything but a card
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Food & Drink
My Time To Craft Challenge ~ Make It Manly
Pile It On ~ Furry Friends
Be sure and check out the other projects the DT members created this week they are awesome.  And then I know you want to use some of that older scrappy stuff, so why not do one for this challenge.  After you get it done, be sure and upload it so we can all see it.
Thanks for dropping by, and have a wonderful Friday!!!
Come back and visit any time!!!
Hugs :o)
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

WOW Another Award!!

OMWord, look what I received from TR over at ButtonsBugsandBlogs..  Thank you TR you're such a sweetheart. And it's not even my B-day or Christmas!!!
To receive this award I must share 7 things about myself: and pass it on to 15 other bloggers:
Well here are 7 things about myself: (These are going to be scrappy things.)

1.  I Love Prima Flowers!!!
2.  I love Beautiful Paper!!!
3.  I'm learning to use my Cricut more!!!
4.  The more bling the better!!!!
5.  I'm a swirlydoos subscriber and I loooooove their kits!!!!
6) I'm probably the messiest scrapper ~ I can't even see the top of the counter most of the time!!! lol
7) I love to shop and!!!

Now as to passing this on ~ I choose to pass this to all of my followers!!  You don't know how much I appreciate each and everyone of you.  So if you don't have this Beautiful Blog Award, please take it!!!

Thanks again TR for thinking of me... I feel so fortunate and happy to be able to call you my friend!!!!
Hugs  :o)

(I have had soooo many problems with my computer the last 2 days..  I hope today is better!!)
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Now I really feel the luv!!

Hi everyone!!!  Wow, I am feeling the luv all around me!!!  Just look what I received today!!!!  The first lil Ms Bright Side Award and Sweet Blogger Award is from Nanne a/k/a Nanne's Creations..  Thank you Nanne for thinking of me, you don't know how that makes me feel getting this from you!!
The next lil Ms Bright Side Award is from Lidia a/k/a Rainbow a/k/a Breaking Barriers.. This is really an honor coming from Lidia.. She is the most sincere and honest person I know... Just a breath of fresh air!! Lidia, thank you sweetie!!

If you haven't visited these two talented artists, please do so!!  You will not be disappointed!!  Check 'em out!!
Nanne's Creations ~ Nanne
Breaking Barriers ~ Lidia

Lil Ms Bright Side Award
There are a few rules that I will need to follow as I accept this taward:  (I'm going to do just one set for both of these awards) 

1. List the top 10 things that make me happy

2. List 5 trivia things about myself.

3. Share the award with only 5 people and ask them to do the same

4. Link the blogs you choose and link the blog of the person who gave it to you!!

Alrighty then, here's my list of 10 things that make me happy (I'm going to try and list different ones than I did yesterday) 
1)  Sleeping in on the weekends!  Anything past 4:30 AM !!!!!
2)  Shopping spree at Archiver's!  Dear sweet husband has given me a couple of these!!!
3)  Not having to work Fridays!!!! 
4)  Scrapping the whole weekend with no interruptions!!
5)  Letting my DD Amanda and DDIL Angela take charge in the kitchen while I just sit back and watch the little ones!!!
6)  Walking thru the woods in the early mornings during the summer!!!
7)  My "Girls" Ellie and Sweetie Pie ~ (donkeys)!!!
8)  Having all of the kids over, cooking BBQ on the "pit", and then enjoying eating it outside on the picnic table!!!
9)  Roasting marshmallows with Savannah!!!
10)  Where I am in my life right now!!!!!!!!

Here are the 5 trivia things about myself:
1)  I was raised around horses all of my childhood life!!!
2)  I had 16 in my graduating class in high school!!!
3)  I helped my husband build our current house.  I took us 3 1/2 years to complete it!!!  (It's all metal and well worth the wait... NO LIENS ON IT!!!  More money to scrap with!!!!! LOL
4)  In the 28 years I have worked in the Title Insurance business, I have only worked for 4 different Companies.  Remember I have lived in 3 different states, so I think that is pretty awesome!!! 
5)  I love to feed the dear, fox, raccoons, opposums, squirrels and all kinds of birds!!!!

I am going to pass this on to the following just because they have been dedicated followers and I want to let them know that I appreciate them so very much!!  Thank you so much ladies for the sweet comments you leave me!!!  I hope you enjoy these awards!!!
1) K-E Kreations
2) Debbie ~ Beautiful Dee's
3) Emily ~ The Wonderful Insanity called Life
4)  Sandra Dee ~ Thoughts on Display
5)  Anne P ~ Scraptastic Stuff

Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful week!!
Hugs  :o)
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Sweet Blogger Award!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!!!  Look what dear sweet Barb ~ Crafty Girl sent me today!!!  WOW, isn't it beautiful!!!!!   And I really love the rules.  List 5 blogger friends and say something sweet about them!!  Well, that's not hard at all...  I have not met one blogger that I wouldn't say anything  but sweet things about...  So here they are in no particular order:

1)  Lorraine ~ Lorraines Creations ~ Lorraine is the sweetest person to give comments and she makes some  gorgeous cards!!!   Hope you enjoy it!!!!

2)  Nataliya ~ Love Crafts Forever ~ I am fairly new to Nataliya's blog, but you have got to see this Spring Box she made -- It is absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!!  Nataliya, you are soooo very talented and I love your blog!!!

3)  Staci ~ Precious Memories Scrapbooking and More ~ Staci is always sharing cut files that she creates and has some beautiful layouts.. One of my favorites that she did is this one she made for her niece, check it out....  Thank you Staci for all your sweet comments!!! 

4)  AmandaB ~ Amanda's Crafts and More ~ I met Amanda from the Practical Scrappers DT and I have never seen anyone with soooo much energy and talent!!  This gal can do just about anything!!  If you don't believe me, go check it out!!!  Amanda, I hope you enjoy this award!!!!!

5)  Flowerdisco's Scrap Hut ~ She is such a sweetheart and does some beautiful work!!  She also has some beautiful photos, I really love the ones of her Backyard, 2009...  WOW, it's gorgeous!!!

So there you have it!!!  If you have time, please check out their amazing and versital blogs!!  Again, thank you, Barb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lil Ms Bright Side Award!!!

Hello everyone!!!   Look at this sweet Blog Award that Sandy from Details by Sandy sent me!!!  Thank you Sandy, you're such a sweetie for thinking of me!!  This is what I have to do to except the lil Ms Bright Side Award.
1) share 10 things that make you happy.
2) share 5 bits of trivia about me.
3) Pass this award to 5 other bloggers....
So here goes:

10 things that make me happy:
1)  My Sweet Hubby!!
2) I'm so proud to see my children grow into wonderful and caring adults. 
3) Grandchildren, I can't get enough of these little munchkins.. After all, that's the only thing we have to show for our lives after we're gone.
4) Country life.
5) My Scrap Studio, I could stay in there for days......
6) The friends that I have made thru blogging...
7) Spring.. 
8) Anything chocolate!
9) Sitting on the porch early in the morning with a cup of coffee..
10) Hayrides with the grandkids..

Now 5 trivia things about me:
1) I was born and raised in Oklahome, moved to New Mexico for 4 years and now I'v been in Texas for 18 years.
2) I am a daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.
3)  I have been married for almost 34 years to my high school sweetheart.
4) I have worked in the Title Insurance Business for 28 years.
5)  I am a grandmother of 2 (Savannah and Colten) and will be 3 in June (Zach). 

Now I am going to pass this on to 5 bloggers:
1)  Audrey Frelx  ~ Cute and Some
5)  Jane ~ Scossie Jane

I want to thank Sandy again! Please check out these creative blogs!!!  You won't be disappointed
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs  :o)
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bathing Beauty ~ Savannah; Stuck On U Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!!!  What has happened to SPRING???   Old man winter just doesn't want to leave, And I for one, know he's worn out his welcome!!    Well, because of the cold, windy and rainy weather we are having today, I decided to hibernate in my craft studio and just scrap all day...  It's been a couple of weeks since I've played over at Stuck On U Sketches and so I decided that's what I was going to do today...  This week it's another sketch from Pagemaps, and it's a fabulous one...    I knew I had these fun photos of Savannah somewhere on my computer, I just had to find them, and then I had to find some paper to match, and then the embellies....  So it's taken me pretty much all day to make this sweet little layout of Savannah. 
When DS and DDIL come over on Sundays, it's usually so late when they leave, that my DDIL just brings Colten and Savannah's night clothes and we give them their bath and dress them for bed.  Because they both fall asleep on the way home and that way she doesn't have wake them when she gets  home.  It's become a family ritual, and I always take Savannah, she's so much easier on my back.  Colten takes his bath upstairs and Savannah always wants to use the Jet tub in my bathroom.  By the time I get her hair washed and rinced, she has so many bubbles, that if I would let her, she would play forever.  Anyway, she loves to put bubbles on her chin and face and make funny faces, so this time I went and got the camera and here are a few of the photos I took.  I also found this cute bath time poem and added it to the layout there on the bathtub..  Here's what it says:

Once I'm in my bubble bath
I like to stir up more.
Half the suds go in my eyes
And half go on the floor.

The fun is in the bubbles 'cause
They giggle on my skin,
And when I stick them on my face
They dangle from my chin.

And when I splash them hard enough
They pop and disappear,
And then my bath time's over 'cause
I've made the water clear.

This poem tells it all... This is Savannah to a tee...  BTW no author was shown...
This layout also qualifies for a few blog challenges, which are:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch
Pollycraft Monday Challenge ~ Sparkly Things
Okay now for the scrappy things I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS punched with
MS Deco Fan Border and Corner Punch
SU Blush Blossom CS with
SU Pretty In Pink Ink sponged around the edges
Prima ~ Flight of Fancy Collection - "tiptoe" double sided PP  ~ this is in the current "Butterfly Whispers" Swirlydoos Kit
Cricut Cartridge ~ Heritage ~ Claw-foot bathtub
Silhouette ~ Lacy doily
Not for sure what paper was used for the doily ~ It was already cut and in my ready to use drawer
Thickers ~ Jewelry Box Chipboard ~ Brown
Zva Self Adhesive Crystals
Prima Say It In Pearls
Marvy Circle Punches  ~ Sizes ?   ?
SU Cricle Punches ~ 1 3/4"  and  1 3/8"
Cuttlebug Vintage Corner Die
Flower ~ from the current "Butterfly Whispers" Swirlydoos Kit
Thanks so much for dropping by!!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend despite the weather..  I hope someone is getting some SPRING weather!!!!
Don't forget to come back and visit again!!  I would love to hear from you!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Friday, March 19, 2010

Precious Moments Colten at 15 months ~ Practical Scrappers Sketch Challenge

HELLO, AGAIN!!!  I just wanted to share another layout with you.  This one is for another challenge over at Practical Scrappers!  But this time it's for the Sketch Challenge.  This weeks sketch is by Ann-Katrin and it's one of those that you can make sooo girly beautiful, or you can tone it down and use it for a "guy" layout..

 Poor little Colten doesn't have near the layouts that his big sister Savannah does, so I decided to make it into a little "guy" layout..  But be assured I will be using this one again for one of those girly girl layouts, too.
But for now we are takin' about this "mocho" one. lol   I absolutely love the Basic Grey papers, and I pulled out some heavy duty "hardware" to use with it.   The photo is of little GS Colten taken at the end of January, 2010 , by The Smile House there in San Marcos..  Laura Kay Wootan did another fabulous job on this photo..  This is one of my favorites, but then I say that about all of '
Alrighty now, here's the scrappy stuff I used on it:
SU Night of Navy CS
SU More Mustard SC
Basic Grey ~ Granola/Trail Mix PP  (I love the colors in this paper)
It Take Two ~ Blue Scallop layer
Brown Sugar Textured CS
The Paper Studio ~ Dark Denim
The Paper Studio ~ Burlap
Dark Brown Polka Dot ~ Strips  (from scrap stash)
Black Ric-Rac Borders
We R Memory Keepers ~ Antique Copper Letters
We R Memory Keepers ~ Antique Copper Brads and Hardware
Fancy Pants ~ Glitter Cuts ~ Circle Web Frame (overlay)
SU Kraft CS
MS Scallop Dot Border Punch

This layout also qualifies for a few othe challenges:
Practical Scrappers ~ Sketch
Your Next Stamp Challenges ~ Distressing
Ooh-la-la Creations ~ Anything Goes
Be sure and check out the other DT members take on the sketch, and then go have some fun with it.    Remember, you can follow the sketch verbatim or you can use it for a jump start...  Just have some FUN!!!   And when you have completed your masterpiece, please upload it so that we can all see your wonderful creation.... 
Thanks so much for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend!!!!
Please stop back by anytime.....  I would love to here from you!!
Hugs  :o)
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Wild About You - Colten at 10 1/2 months ~ Practical Scrappers Chipboard Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!!!!  This is my layout of this weeks Practical Scrappers Challenge ~ which is Chipboard..  For my chipboard I used Bazzill Chips - Chipboard Flourishes in three of the corners.  I sprayed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Coffee Shop,  The layer behind the photo is also cut from cardboard and sprayed the same way.
 Notice the cute little Monkey Pocket Patootie from The Stamping Boutique...  I printed 2 images and colored all of the first one with Copics, and then just the monkey on the second one, cut it out, and popped it up with dimensionals just to add a fun element to my layout...   I think it goes perfect with little GS Colten's Costume he wore on his first Halloween, last year.  This photo was taken of him at daycare and he was sitting in a little car, so I just cut him out of the photo, and that's why his hand sort of hangs over the edge.. He is such a cutie patootie!! Okay back to the layout...  The flower is a Prima - Alabaster Collection ~ Allissa that I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Black Cherry.. Leaves are cut with the silhouette.   Here is a list of the other scrappy things I used:
Bazzill Olive Green CS
SEI Velvet Paper ~ Chocolate
SU Parisian Breeze Textured Design Paper ~ 3 different papers from this set
SU Always Artichoke CS
Bazzill Chips Chipboard Flourishes
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Coffee Shop & Black Cherry
Prima~Alabaster Collection~Alissa
SU Corner Punch
Butterflies ~ Hobby Lobby
The Stamping Boutique ~ Monkey Pocket Patootie
Cricut Cartridge~Wild Card ~(Wild about you)
This layout also qualifies for a few other challenges:
Practical Scrappers ~ Chipboard
Frosted Designs ~ Flower
Charisma Cardz ~ Something for the Kids
Crafty Creations ~ Spots & Dots
Creative Card Crew ~ Going Dotty
Magical Crafts ~ Things with Wings
You still have time to play, the challenge ends tomorrow at 5:00 PM, so, go dig out some of that chipboard that you've been hording and show us what you can do with it.  We would love to see your creations!!!
Have a wonderful Friday, and Thanks so much for dropping by!!
I would love to hear from you!!
Hugs :o)
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Swimming Buddies ~ Creative Belli Challenge #87

Hello everyone!!!  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another Creative Belli Challenge.  This week we have a two (2) part challenge. The first part of the challenge is this sketch:

As you can see I flipped it over.
And the 2nd part of the challenge is to use clips (paper clips, library clips, swirly clips) on you card/project, anyway ~ anyhow.  I decided to make a layout using the sketch and here's what I came up with.  This is my sweet little GD Savannah and my DD's dog, Sammi, playing in the swimming pool, May 18, 2008.  As you can see, Sammi is bigger than Savannah is here.  I really love the colors I used on this layout, I tried to match her bathing suit and I think I succeeded.   I hope you enjoy it  too:  Here's what I used:
SU Lovely Lilac CS
Martha Stewart Playful Pink Paper Pad ~ It has more colors than just pink...  I love this green with the circle design..
SU Tempting Turquoise DSP
SU Tempting Turquoise CS
Paper and Silk Flowers
Fabric Covered Button
MS Garden Trellis Punch
Cricut Cartridge ~ Life Is A Beach ~ Star Fish Border
Inkssentials Opaque Pen ~ White
Say It In Pearls
Flip-Flop 3-D Stickers
The Paper Studio Cardstock Stickers
Decorative Circle Clip
MS Deco Fan Border Punch
It also qualifies for a few other challenges
Belli Challenge ~ Sketch and Clips
Crafty Creations ~ Spots and Dots
Creative Card Crew ~ Going Dotty
The Pink Elephant ~ Spring
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Spots & Dots
Be sure and check out the awesome job the Belli gals did with this weeks challenge!!
And thanks for dropping by, I would love to hear what you think about my layout, good or bad, I can take it!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs  :o)
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Baby Shower Invitations ~ Completed!!!

Hi everyone!  Just thought I would show you what I've been doing this last week.  These are the finished Baby Shower Invitations for my daughter!  I just finished 'em today, and Amanda has taken them with her so that she can get them mail out tomorrow...  She doesn't mind sending them out and I was sure thankful for her help.  I don't know why I always wait until the last minute to do things, especially since I've known for 3 weeks that the deadline to mail these out is tomorrow!!!  Anyway they are done and I can start on another project with a close deadline!!! lol   I really did have fun with these and I think they turned out cute!  And Amanda and Jason loved them, so I guesss I did good!!!   If you recall the sample one that I did, the layer on the front was much larger.  I think it was waaaay to large and I like this smaller layer much better.
Thanks so much for stopping in and have a wonderful week!!!
I love your visits, so please come back any time!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Friday, March 12, 2010

The Rose Family ~ 2009; Layout for my SIL's Birthday; Practical Scrappers White Gel Pen Challenge ~ This layout was chosen as the winner over at The Craft Garden for the month of March!!!!

Happy Friday everyone!!  This week over at Practical Scrappers we are using our white gel pens, if you haven't checked it out, you still have time to play.  The challenge is open until tomorrow evening, so what are you waiting for.  Grab those pens and start doodling!!!  That's what I did on this sweet layout of my great nieces!
My niece sent me this photo collage of her little ones as a Christmas card this year.  And so,  I wanted to make a layout using this photo for my sister-in-law's birthday this next Monday.  I really love the way this turned out.  I think it definately has that girly look to it...  I hope she likes it, too!!
This also qualifies for a few other challenges, which are:
Practical Scrappers ~ White Gel Pen
Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Flower Power
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Feminine
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Flower Power
Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge ~ Things with Wings  (Lady bugs)
The Craft Garden ~ Photo Inspiration
Ooh-la-la Creations ~ Anything Goes

And here's the scrappy list of things I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS
2) BoBunny ~ Love Bandit ~ Love Bandit Flower Die Cut ~ I cut just the outer pink edge off of one and popped it up over the first layer..
Scrap PP ~ cream with rose red dots
Doily ~ center cut out
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Black Cherry and Pearl
SU Pretty In Pink CS
MS Garden Trellis Punch
Prima Painterly Petals
Paper and Silk Flowers
Foam Lady Bug 3-D Stickers
Google eyes
Prima Say It In Pearls
Inkssentials Opaque Pen ~ White
Pop Dots
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me.  I would love to hear from you!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Beautiful Princess ~ Practical Scrappers Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!!! I'm so sad to see the weekend over. :o(   I've had my own little scrap retreat this weekend and I've completed 3 layouts!!!  WoooHooo, I haven't done that in a long time. 
This is the third layout I've done and it's a layout of little grand daughter, Savannah.  This is also one of the photos that was taken at The Smile House in San Marcos.   Laura Kay Wootan takes amazing photos and my picture doesn't do it justice...  But it's the best I can get, so it will have to do.  I can't believe how grown up Savannah looks in this photo.  So many friends and family actually thought she had make-up on..  But she doesn't, she's just a beautiful little girl...  I also did this for this week's sketch challenge over at Practical Scrappers.  This weeks sketch is from Ann-Katrin, and it's a pretty awesome sketch.  At first I wasn't going to play, only because I didn't have a clue what to do with it, but then I remembered what a very close friend told me not so long ago.. That was the reason for the challenge in the first place.. To search within ourself, try new things, and keep at it until you like what you see!!  Sometimes we have to go outside of our comfort zone.  Well, that's what I did on this layout.  I wasn't for sure where I was going or what it would look like when I got through with it.  I know, I know, it has a lot of bling, and I didn't add a lot of layers to it, like I usually like to do, and, it doesn't look like it would have taken all day to make, but it did!!!  Truth be told, I acrually like the way it turned out, and I'm sure Savannah will loooove it with all of the bling to match her princess outfit, including crown, earrings and high-heels..
This also qualifies for a few challenges, which are:
Practical Scrappers ~ Sketch
Hand Full of Stamps ~ Let It Shine ~ Metal Tag - the green swirls are rolled with the SU Texture Jumbo Wheel.
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Tink Photo Inspiration ~ Savannah always says she's Tinker Bell when she's in her princess dresses..
Rainbow Lady's Challenge ~ Create a Fan ~ the embellies around the photo are in the shape of a fan.
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays ~ Open ~ the green swirls are rolled with the SU Texture Jumbo Wheel.
Alphabet Challenge ~ S - Something Stamped ~ the green swirls are rolled with the SU Texture Jumbo Wheel.
And here's a list of the scrappy things I used on this creation:
SU Certainly Celery CS & Ink
SU Melon Mambo CS & Marker (doodling)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Black Cherry and Pearl
Zva Crystals ~ Pink
Zve Crystals ~ Beautiful
Colorbok Metal Gift Tag ~ Princess
Sizzix flowers w/swirly vine
SU Texture Jumbo Wheel
Heart embellishment
Inkssentials Opaque Pen ~ White
Flower cluster from Swirlydoos March Kit
Basic Grey Chip Stickers with
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Wild Plum
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!
I love your visits, so please come back by anytime!!
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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Colten at 14 Months

Hi everyone, I finally got to just play around today with whatever I wanted to and so I decided to do the sketch challenge over at my favorite site.  Stuck On U Sketches has the most awesome sketches to play with and this week was no exception.  The sketch is from Becky Fleck and the twist for this week is BLING.  Wow, of all weeks for me to do a "boy" layout..  I almost forgot the bling, had to go back and add it at the last minute!! lol. 
This is a picture of little Colten taken the end of January.  He's 14 months old and such and cutie pie..  Especially in his overalls and with his little chunky baby feet!!  Such a sweetheart..  It was taken at The Smile House in San Marcos, Texas, by Laura Kay Wootan.  She does amazing work...  Anyway, grandma chose a few photos to scrap, so you will be seeing more of Colten and some of Savannah in the near future...  Sorry this didn't come out all that well.  It's cloudy here today and the photo keeps coming out too dark.. But, oh well, let me just tell you that little Colten is just a doll!!
Here are a few challenges this layout qualifies for:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch
Allsorts Challenge ~ Just For Men (young or old)
Pile It On ~ Lucky Me ~ I'm the luckiest grandma to have such a sweetie pie grandson
Crafty Ann's Challenge ~ Try a New Technique, Product, Machine  ~ I actually made most of my embellies with by cricut ~ If you know anything about me, I don't use my Cricut much at all ~ I'm very intimidated by it.
Quixotic Challenge ~ Leave It Out ~ Use leaves on your project  ~ Swirl has leaves on it!
Tellen's Place ~ Bling It On
And here is a list of scrappy supplies I used on this little creation:
Most of the paper is from K & Company ~ Life's Journey DP Stack  ~ This paper is sooo vintage - I love it!!
Basic Grey ~ Sugared/Loved ~ The red behind the photo & the plane
Karen Foster Disign ~ Christmas Sketch ~ Windmill -
Brayered with SU Chocolate Chip Ink
SU Always Artichoke ~ Swirl
Bazzill Dark Brown CS ~ Barbed Wire Fence
I used the following inks for distressing~ SU Close to Cocoa Ink, SU Ruby Red Ink, SU Basic Brown Ink, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Ink,
Creative Imaginations ~ Marah Johnson ~ Letters
Cuttlebug ~ Floral Borders
Prima ~ Say It In Pearls
Prima Painterly Petals Hydrangeas ~ Cream
Cricut Cartridges:
   Heritage ~ Windmill, Plane and Swirl
   Old West ~ Barbed Wire and Partial Old Wagon Wheel
Thank you all so much for dropping by!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
I love your visits, so please drop by anytime!!!
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Friday, March 5, 2010

15 and Still Sweet Layout of DD Amanda ~ Practical Scrappers inks/chalks Challenge

Hello everyone!!  It's Friday and that means time for me to upload my layout for this weeks Practical Scrappers Challenge, which is chalks/inks..  I haven't used chalks for a long time so it was fun using them on this layout.   Our sponsor for this month is Stamping Boutique.  And the Grand Prize winner will receive 2 digital stamps of their choice.  So be sure and play along with us.. They have some really cute images...
Okay on with my layout ~ The photos are of my daughter, Amanda, when she was 15 years old.  Right before the worst years of my life!!! lol  Really, I'm not kidding.  The next 5 years, off and on, were pure h#%*.... We butted heads more times than not!!   But now, I couldn't ask for a better daughter ...  I'm soooo glad we both made it through those tough years... 
This also qualifies for a few other challenges which are:
Practical Scrappers ~ Inks/Chalks
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Round & Round - Circles
Your Next Stamp Challenges ~ A Big Bow
Ooh-la-la Creations ~ Acetate ~ the film strip
Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ Mother's Day and/or Girly - I went with girly...
Frosted Designs ~ Technique Week ~ My favorite thing to do ~ Distressing!!!

And here is a list of what I used to create this layout:
SU Close to Cocoa CS & Ink
Basic Grey ~ Porcelain PP
Bazzill Scallop Chantilly Circle Brown CS
Raspberry Tea Collection ~ Peach Cobbler
Bazzill ~ Peach Scallop Square
The Crafter's Workshop ~ Swirls & Flowers Template
Creative Imaginations Negative Strip
Prima Painterly Petals Hydrangeas ~ Orange
Prima Flutter Vines
Paper Flowers
Craft Fixative spray
Corner punch
Marvy Circle Punch
Chipboard Swirl ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Thanks so much for dropping by to take a peek.  Please go check out the projects created by the other PS DT members.. you won't be dissappointed..  And you still have time to play along, so, what are you waiting for...  Happy Scrapping!!!
Have a wonderful day!
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Eh, what's up doc... Creative Belli Challenge No 86 .. Sunshine Stamps and Eyelets

Hello everyone!!  It's Wednesday, and that means it's time for another Belli Challenge!!!  This week's challenge is to use eyelets on you project.  We also have a wonderful sponsor ~ Sunshine Stamps, who have some really cute digi stamps, so please check 'em out!!
I also used a sketch from one of my favorite sketch sites ~ Stuck On U Sketches..
This is a layout of my little GD Savannah acting silly with her rabbit ears and plastic carrot.  This was taken October 26, 2008 and Savannah was a little over 3 years old here.  Notice sweet little Emily (Sunshine Stamp image) in the lower left hand corner!!
This also qualifies for a few other challenges, which are:
Belli Challenge ~ Eyelets
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch
Cute Card Thursday ~ Ribbon Tastic
Scrap and Stamp Saturdays ~ Texture Challenge
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays ~ Sparkle & Shine
The Pink Elephant ~ Add Green to your Color Combo
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ~ Ribbon & Sparkle
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Optimistically Pink
Stampavie and More ~ Spring
Here's the list of supplies I used:
Doodlebug ~ Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
DoodleBug ~ Bubble Gum Sugar Coated CS
Colorbok ~ Prismatic Paper
The Paper Studio ~ Polka Dot Med. Glitter - Pink
Magnolia ~ QuicKutz Cookie Cutter Letters
Avery Letters
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Classic Scallop Circles
Say It In Pearls
Prima ~ Flutter Vine
SU Chocolate Chip Ink
SU Regal Rose Ink
Square eyelets
Be sure and check out the super cute projects the other Belli Girls created ~ Anne, Ceal, Darsie, Jenny, JoanJoyLiz, and Maria
Thank you so much for dropping by.
Have a wonderful day...
Please come back and visit anytime!!!
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