Monday, May 31, 2010

Country Bumpkin ~ Savannah

Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day and took a moment to thank the men and women who make this the most wonderful place to live!!
We didn't have much going on this weekend so I managed to get 3 layouts done, but 2 are for next Thursdays Sketches in Thyme and The Pink Elephant Scrap Challenges..  So be sure and check out both of these fabulous challenge blogs Thursday, and you won't want to miss my layouts either...
This layout was for pure~dee fun!!  I started out using the sketch from Stuck On U Sketches, and yes I swayed just a little... But I have done this gorgeous sketch before when it came out in my Swirlydoos kit and I must say I followed it pretty closely at that time, so I wanted to make this one a little different... Anyhooo "That's My Story And I'm Stickin' To It!!!"   Well, see for yourself .  Here's this weeks sketch, which by the way is from Beggahuna and pretty awesome!! And now
go and check out my layout here, pretty close, right!!  What did I tell you!!   Anyhoo I had sooo much fun with this layout.. 
Friday I went shopping at my favorite stamp store, Archiver's and boy did I do some damage!!!  Among other things I bought these cute 3-D frames and flowers.  The frames just screamed Savannah and I sooo wanted to use them on this sketch, so I went through my photos and found these of Savannah feeding the little goats and bunnys... and the rest is history...  I really luv the way it turned out and I hope you do too!
This layout also qualifies for a few challenges out there, which are:
Creative Card Crew ~ Pink and Green
Incy Wincy ~ For the Little Ones
Flutterby Wednesday ~ Open with Butterfly
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Summer Delights
Here is the list of scrappy things I used:
SU Certainly Celery CS and Ink
K&Company Paper Doll Die Cut Paper Pad masked with
The Crafter's Workshop Doodle Flower with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Cherry Blossom
Melody Ross Designer Collection ~ Layered Frames
Melody Ross Chip Art ~ Medium Frame  (The large frame)
Zing Embossing Power ~ Rose
Prima Calcutta Minis Seashell Flowers
Pink Crystal Stickers
Webster' Trim Pink loopy ribbon
Prima Flutter Vine
MS Garden Trellis Punch
SU Bordering Blue CS
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Frost
The Paper Studio ~ Alphabet Glitter Stickers
Prima Say it in Crystals
Butterfly Sticker ?
The pink jewel flowers came in one of my Swirlydoos kits and I don't know what they are called.  I've had them a long time and didn't know what to use them on, but I think they work well on this layout!!
Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful week!!!
I luv your visits, so please check back soon!!!
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Family Fun ~ The Pink Elephant Scrapbook Challenge No. 9 ~ WOO HOO This Layout was chosen as a Top 5 over at ABC Challenge Blog V ~ Vintage Challenge!!!

Hi everyone!!  It's time for another challenge over at The Pink Elephant and this time it's a Theme Challenge!!!  We want to see some Summer Themed Layouts!!  So start going through those piles and piles of photos that we all have that need to be scrapped and look for those photos of a summer vacation, a summer picnic, or anything around the water, you get the picture "Fun and Summer"!!!  Be sure and upload your creation so that we can all see it!!!  
Here's the layout I made for this weeks challenge.. A good ole family marshmallow roast.  The photos were taken the first part of this month and Savannah was roasting the marshmallows, well, actually burning a few, and then she was sharing 'em with Colten.. Who just loved 'em!!  It was soo cute..  For this layout I also used the sketch over at My Little Sketch Blook by Liz Qualman.. I just love her sketches.. 
Here are a few challenges that this layout will qualify for:
The Pink Elephant ~ Summer Fun ~ Summer Themed Layout
My Little Sketch Blook ~ Sketch by Liz Qualman
Creative Inspirations ~ Distressing
Allsorts ~ Tag/Label
Alphabet Challenge ~ D is for dragonfly
The ABC Challenge ~ V is for Vintage
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Open
Charisma Cardz ~ Going round in circles
PaperPlay Challenges ~ Up in the Air ~ Anything that flys
Here's my scrappy list of things I used for this layout!
SU Perfect Plum CS
SU Pale Plum Ink
SU Gable Green CS and Ink
Prima ~ Indeed Collection ~ Lilac Breeze
Prima ~ Indeed Collection ~ Enchanted (circle) layered on the
Doily sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Sweet Clover
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements ~ Frame
sprayed with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Sweet Clover and then rubbed over with
StazOn Vibrant Violet 
Swirly stripe cut with Silhouette in
SU Perfect Plum CS and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Pearl
The Paper Studio ~ La Petites 3-D Butterflies
Prima Flutter Vine
Prima Bling under the Large Butterfly
Prima Flower
Thickers ~ Tinsel - Black
Circle under Colten's Photo is Provo Craft PP cut with Silhouette.
Tim Coffey ~ Dragonfly sticker
Thanks so much for dropping by and be sure and take a peek at all of the fabulous layouts from the other "Pink" ladies...  Wow, do we have some awesome talent!!
Have a wonderful day!
I luv your visits, so please stop back by any time!!!!
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Scrappy Challenge Blog ~ Sketches In Thyme

Hello everyone!!!  Have I got some exciting news for you!!  I think most of you know Kim from Memories In Thyme, and those of you who don't know her, well it's about time you met her.  Because she has created a brand spankin' new Challenge Blog called Sketches In Thyme and just like the name it's going to be a wonderful scrap book sketch challenge.  So, when does it start, you ask?  The very first challenge will be up and running June 3rd, and then every other week we will have another sketch.  But don't wait until June, 3rd, go check out the blog now because she will be introducing the Design Team Members daily....  Yep, you guessed it, I'm one of 'em!!!  Woo Hoo!!!   So please be sure and display our challange badge to your sidebar to help us get the word out..  We would also love for you to become a follower and play along with us.. Remember it's every other week, plenty of time to get a layout done!!!  Beginners to the experienced are all welcome!!!  It's going to be a lot of fun and I can't wait to get started!!  See ya there!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!!
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Birthday Girl ~ Stuck On U Sketches

Hi everyone!! Didn't get much scrapping done this weekend because I was babysitting the little grand babies.  A scraproom and an 18 month old just does not mix, if you know what I mean.  I did get the final touches on this layout late yesterday after everyone went home, but it was too late to upload it last night, so here it is.  I also designed this from the sketch over at Stuck On U Sketches .

This week's sketch was created by Stepahanie Vaughn at Scrap Sketch.  The photos I used are from Savannah's Birthday Party last summer..  If you can't tell (look at her beautiful hair), it was a pool party...  Her Uncle has this very large castle that you air up with a little generator and it has a couple of water slides attached to it..and well you can guess the rest!!!  The kids just loved it... You will see more layouts of this later on.  The theme for her Birthday was Tinker Bell..  Her cake has Tink on the top, I don't know if you can see that or not..  Her other grandmother made the cake and I think she did a beautiful job on it!! 
This layout will qualify for a few other challenges, which are:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch
C.R.A.F.T. ~ Birthday or Celebration
Crafty Angels ~ Ripping and Tearing
Crafty Creations ~ Encouragement/Celebration
Ooh-la-la  Challenge ~ Bright and Cheerful
Totally Gorjuss ~ Bling It On
The Crazy Challenge ~ It's a Girl Thing
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Flower(s) and one of the following butterfly/angel/fairy
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Birthstones ~ Savannah's Birthstone is Ruby  - notice the little jewels that I dotted the i's with in Birthday Girl...

Here's my scrappy list of things I used:
SU Riding Hood Red CS and Ink
SU Bermuda Bay CS and Ink
Prima ~ Tropics ~ Mango Cherries PP
Doily sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Copper
Fancy Pants Designs ~ Splendid ~ I'm Yours ~ dotted paper layered on doily
s.e.i. Stonewash ~ Moravia ~ layered under "Birthday Girl"
Prima Paradise City Collection "Sunset Bonfire" ~ top layer of "Birthday Girl"
"Birthday Girl" cut with silhouette sd and then
glittered with Stickles ~ Diamonds
SU Ribbon
Webster's Pages Designer Trim
Prima Flowers
Dew Drops ~ little flower centers
Prima Flutter Vine
Prima Say It In Pearls
Doodlebug Designs ~ Shin-Dig Cardstock Sticker Letters ~ Swimming Pool
Creative Imaginations ~ David Walker letters and numbers
Sandylion TinkerBell Sticker ~ added
stickles and little cottonballs
Red Jewels
Thank you for dropping by!
Have a wonderful week!!
Please come back and visit me any time!!!
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Officially way too cute!! Colten at 14 months ~ The Pink Elephant Sketch!! ~ Woo Hoo this layout was chosen as a Top 3 over at Creative Inspirations!!!

Hi everyone, it's Thursday and do you know what that means??  A new scrap book challenge over at The Pink Elephant.....  Woo Hoo, I'm having so much fun working on these and you can too.  This week it's..... 
 All you have to do is take it and run with it...  Do whatever you want, but just make sure we can tell that you used the original sketch somehow!!!  Wow, Let's give Lori a BIG PINK hug for doing such a fantastic job!!  You Go Girl!! 
And here's my interpretation of her sketch. 

These are more sweet photo's of little GS Colten taken January when he was 14 months old.  They were taken at The Smile House in San Marcos, Texas.  She did a fantastic job with both of the grand babies... Sure was hard to choose just a few...  He was riding one of those "old" tricycles and so I just had to use the Heritage Cricut Cart. for some of the embellies.  Here's a list of the scrappy things I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS and Ink
SU Very Vanilla CS
SU Bravo Burgundy CS and Ink
My Minds' Eye ~ Tan Polka Dot PP
Creative Imaginations ~ Christine Adolph PP ??  (that's all I see)
SU Ginormous Flowers Stamp Set ~ stamped on
SU Very Vanilla CS with
SU Bravo Burgundy Ink and then cut out and curled the edges of the flower under.  Added
Large Brown Button with little Colten's photo.
Font is cut with Silhouette in
Textured Dark Red CS which I also used for the
Decorative Corner, also cut with Silhouette, and
the tricycle cut with Heritage Cartridge ~ Cricut
Fence was cut with Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge ~ Cricut
Photo of Little Colten is layered over a piece of Handmade Paper from Prima
Prima Felt Ribbon ~ Brown
Creative Imaginations ~ Crimson Brads
Offray Lace Ribbon sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Chocolate Covered Cherries
Marvy Scallop Circle Punch (The Pink One)
And here are a few other challenges it will qualify for:
Creative Inspirations ~ Punches or Die Cuts ~ I used both
Prairy Fairy Challenge ~ Flowers  - I got one handmade one in there!
Paper Popsicle ~ Cardstock
Scrap & Stamp ~ Ribbon and at least 1 stamp
Totally Gorjuss ~ Round and Round
Secret Crafter Saturday ~ Metal  (the brads have silver metal on them)
Charisma Cardz ~ 3D
Crafty Angels ~ Ripping and Tearing
Creative Belli Blog ~ Hole Punches
Meljen's Designs ~ Seeing Spots ~ Cream PP has tiny "spots" on it
Be sure and check out what the other gals did over at The Pink Elephant!!! 
We have some very talented ladies and you won't want to miss a thing!!!
Have a wonderful day, and thank you for dropping by!!
Please stop back by any time!!!
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wedding Card

Hi everyone!!  Just wanted to share  a card I made for one of the guys that works with my DH who is getting married..  I was really struggling with this and I hope he and his new wife likes it.  The color of the Invitation was blue and brown so I went with that color combo.  I was also looking at some of the challenges out there and find that this qualifies for a few, which are:
Practical Scrappers ~ Patterened Paper
Alphabet Challenge Blog ~ C for Chocolate Colors
Totally Paper Crafts ~ Wedding/Anniversary
Crafty Catz ~ Petals and Pearls
The Pixie Cottage ~ Vintage/Distressing
Method Playground ~ Love Antique
And here's my scappy list:
SU Chocolate Chip CS and Ink
PP from scraps
Doily sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Pearl
Bazzill light blue textured CS
Prima ~ Flower, Butterfly  and Bling Vine
Spellbinders Scallop Circle
Satin Ribbon
MS Eyelet Lace Corner Punch
Light Blue Rhinestones
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Have a wonderful day!!
I love your visits, so please come back anytime!!!
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Ooh~la~la -- Look what I got ~ Another Gorgeous Bogey Award!

Good Monday morning everyone!!!  I'm having a wonderful morning so far... Aaron from Scrappinlils Creative Side has shared this "gorgeous" blog award with me..   She is such a sweetie and a wonderful friend and has a beautiful blog, so when you have time please go check it out!!!

Now I've already said where I want to be in 10 years, but let me reinterate
I'm very happy with where I am right now.  We have built out dream "retirement" house, I already live in the beautiful country, and I am blessed with my children, their spouses, and grandchildren... So Maybe a few more grand babies and more time to scrap....  Oh yes, and maybe a few pounds lighter!!!!!!!!!  lol!!!!

Now I need to pass this on to 10 wonderful bloggers ~ I've choosen 9 this time..

Angela ~ It's all about me...  and a little about them 
Shari ~ Shari's Creations with the Cricut (Cricutrookie)
Lorraine ~ Coldwaters2
Lorraine ~ Lorraine's Creations
Sarah ~ Stampin' With Sarah
Tammy ~ Paper Pastimes of a Scrapbooking Mimi
Beth ~ IFR  (Inky Fingers Rule)
Cass ~ Thoughts on Display
Anazelia ~ My Scrapbook Addiction

Thanks everyone for visiting and please visit all of these wonderful ladies and leave them a little love!!!
Thanks again Aaron, have a beautiful day sweetie!!!!
And I hope everyone else has a wonderful Monday!!!!
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Little Momma ~ Amanda ~ six weeks to go!!!

Hi everyone!!! Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!!  It's cloudy and very humid here, but not raining!!!  We already had 3 inches Friday and yesterday, and makes it real hard to take a good photo!!!  This is the best I can do for now...  This photo is of my daughter Amanda, who as you can see is very pregnant!!!  But still not very big at all considering she only has 6 more weeks to go in this photo...  I think I was probably that big in my 4th month and not my 8th month... lol...  She said she was going to wear that bikini know matter what, and by golly and she did, too!!!!lol....  Look at that little round basket ball...  Anyway, enough about that and on with this layout....  First of all I used a fantastic sketch from Liz Qualman over at My Little Sketch Blook She has so many fabulous sketches, you've got to check 'em out!!!  Here's the one I used.  It's actually her sketch icon, but she said that we could use it if we liked, and I thought it would work perfect for this layout!!!! 

The next challenge I most definitely was going to play is over at  Stuck On U Sketches.  This being the second week of the month the girls have a challenge instead of a sketch and so this worked perfect  for me.  The challenge is "buttons".  Pretty easy, so you can see that I used 2 buttons on my layout.  I stacked them on top of each other over the turned up edge..  And so now that I'm on a roll I wanted to check out some of the other fantastic blogs I like to participate in, just to see what they have going on, and just look what I found!!!  WOW!!!
Cute Card Thursday ~ Someone Special ~  You can't get more special than my baby having her own baby!!!!
If The Shoe Fits Scrap It ~ Rain or Shine  ~ I chose Shine!!
Incy Wincy ~ Color challenge from yummy photo!!
Meljen's Designs ~ Flowers and Blooms
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Summer Breeze
PaperPlay Challenge ~ Brown Plus  ~ you have to use brown!  This one was easy because I love to use brown!!
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge ~ Recipe - 1 Ribbon (Brown Bow) 2 Patterned Papers (The swirly cream color with brown swirls and the SU Thouroughly Modern SDP and 3 Embellishments (1 flowers, 2 buttons, and 3 heart stick pins)
Woo Hoo 10 challenges, acrually just 9 I was too late on one!  Oh well, 9 is still awesome for me!!! 
Okay now here's the list of scrappy things I used:
SU Bermuda Bay CS and Ink
Creative Imaginations ~ Karen Russell Sepia Scroll
SU Chocolate Chip CS
SU Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper
Martha Stewart  ~ Eyelet Lace Border and Corner Punch
Prima ~ Alphabet Stickers ~ Gem Stickers
Prima ~ Cherry Blossom Branches
Prima ~ Primrose Woodland
I want to thank everyone for dropping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!!!
I hope to see you again!!
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

True Colors ~ Savannah ~ Rockport, TX ~ AND ~ I'm officially one of The Pink Elephant Scrappy Girls!!!!

Hi everyone!!! I hope you've had a wonderful week so far!!  I have!!  Today over at The Pink Elephant they have officially introduced their new Scrap Book Team!!  So I guess you could say that I start my new DT right now!!  Woo Hoo I'm so excited to be included in this fantastic list of talent..  So be sure and check out the new challenge for this week (PINK) and also go meet everyone!! 
 Okay, so now I'm trying to get back in the swing of things and I knew I didn't have time to make a project for each of my favorite challenges this week, so I really went all out and tried to do as many as I could on this fun layout...  The photo's were taken last weekend down at Rockport, at one of the cute little shops we went through while we were there...  And this is my sweet little GD Savannah,  I won't be able to say that much longer... She's growing up waaaay to fast!!  :o(   Don't you just love these funky colors and believe it or not, these are soooo  Savannah.. Pink, Green, Blue, and ohhhh so Bright and Bold!!
Here are the challenges I found that this will work with for this week:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch ~ Beautiful sketch from Liz Qualman
Scrap It With A Song ~ True Colors by Cyndi Lauper
ABC Challenge ~ U - unused stash  ~ I've had these polka dot buttons forever so just decided to throw 'em all on here!!!
Alphabet Challenge Blog ~ B - Butterflies
Crafty Angels ~ One For The Girls
Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ The Great Outdoors
Frosted Designs ~ Sanding ~ I sanded the 3 little dots under the butterfly on the right side and then added green stickles to it!
My Time To Craft ~ Toooo Cute
Fab 'N' Funky Challenge ~ Metal Mania ~ The 2 silver metal circles are earrings 
Totally Gorjuss ~ Pink and Green  ~ I hope this will work for this challenge!!
Okay now here is the list of scrappy things I used:
SU Pink Passion CS
SU Bacis Black CS
Prima ~ Strawberry Kisses Collection / Cherry Blossom
The Paper Studio ~ Hot Pink w/White Polka Dots
SU Tempting Turquoise CS and ink (I inked the blue flowers to make them darker)
MS Deco Fan Border Punch
Prima Flutter Vine
(2) Colorbok ~ Nocturne Transparent Frames
Earrings ~ the big circles under 2 of the big buttons!!
Buttons All Sizes!!!
SU Ribbon
Say It In Crystals
Chip Board Circles (3)
Stickles ~ on the Chipboard circles under one of the Butterflies
Petaloo ~ Tiffany's Treasures ~ the beautiful bling on one of the big buttons!!
Stickopotamus Letters ~ Rockport  TX
Avery Dennison Fasson Alphabet ~ Savannah
Doodlebug Design ~ Shin-Dig ~ Bubblegum cardstock sticker letters ~ True Colors
Thanks for dropping by!!!
I love your visits and really appreciate your comments!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Another Sunshine Award!!

Woo Hoo ~ Look what I received yesterday from dear sweet Lorraine over at Lorraine's Creations. She is such a sweetheart and makes some beautiful cards, so please go check out her blog and see for yourself!!!
I'm actually going to cheat a little here, because, instead of giving this to 12 people, I'm going to give it to any of my followers who would like to have this beautiful award...  I think we all need a little sunshine in our lives, don't you!!!.  Thanks again Lorraine for thinking of me gf!!!  Hugs  :o)
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Something Happy and Something Very Sad and Disturbing!

Hi everyone!!  Wooo Hooo ~ look what came in the mail while I was away... 
First of all, we all got home safely yesterday afternoon and I spent the rest of the day trying to get everything put away and get the laundry caught up.  I also had a little time to play in my scraproom.  But I can't show you what I did until later this week.  So be sure and check back...
But I can share with you the fabulous prizes that I received in the mail by 2 very talented ladies. 
The first one is from Agnes ake Flowerdisco...  If you remember I won her drawing for that cute little bag..  And look what she threw in with it... 2 wonderful stamp sets, and look, one is about the "beach".  You can bet I will be using these...  And, she also made me this sweet card.....   Agnes, you're such a sweetheart and such a dear sweet friend......  Can't wait to put this together!!!  Thank you sooo much!!!  Hugs!!!
And then if you remember, I won first place over at Scrap It with a Song a couple of weeks ago ~ which the song  was "Once Upon a Dream"..  And the winner was to receive a handmade LO from Beatriz at Amazing Grace well, you guessed it!! She made me this beautiful "Scrapbook Queen" layout for my scraproom, and framed it and everything!!  And she also made me a very cute card...  Thank you Bea, you too, are such a sweetie!!  And I will display my award proudly...   Actually, right now I'm feelin' a little like a queen with 2 beautiful prizes.....
Thank you both so very much, I luv both prizes!!!!!
Now for my sad and disturbing news...  Yesterday after we were home for awhile my neighbor to the left called and told me she was just "wanting to fill me in" about my neighbor on my right.  For all of you who don't live in the country, I'll just let you know that your neighbors could  be anywhere from a block away, to being miles on down the road.  This neighbor is about a quarter of a mile from me.. And I didn't really know them very well, they kept to themselves mostly, but just waved when we passed on the road.  Anyway, she proceeded to tell me that the husband, who is just a little older than I am, killed himself last week and they had just found the body yesterday...  He had stormed out of his house last Monday and his wife had not seen him since.  On Wednesday she filed a missing persons report... My neighbor didn't have any other details, I'm not for sure I want any details..  This is just so disturbing for me...  You watch the news and read the papers, but you just don't think about it happening in your own back yard...  I just can't understand why anyone would want to do this..  or think that this was the only answer!!  
So sorry, I didn't mean to bring anyone down...  It was just such a shock to us, especially since we had just come home from having a fun time with our family.....
Thank you all for being such wonderful friends!!!
Take care!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Friday, May 7, 2010

Mini Vacation

Hi everyone!!  Just a short note to let everyone know that I'm on my 'Mini" vacation until Monday!!  The whole family is in Rockport on a fishing trip....  So we have 3 families and one wireless laptop, that is veeeeeeery slow..  I can see some of the blogs but can't open up most of the comments... so I will play catch up Monday evening when I get home!!!  I hope everyone has a Happy Mother's Day!!! 
Hugs   :o)
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Humphrey Bogart Blog Award!!!

Ooh La La, Look what sweet Barb (Crafty Girl) is sharing!!   Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca..  and what a fine specimen of a man he was!!!  Whoa nellie,  better slow down, I think I may be having a "hot flash"  lol..  But just so you know, I wasn't around when the original movie was out, but I've watch it many times... Heck, I wasn't even born yet when he died in 1957..  But I think he's still easy on the old eyes!!!!
Okay back to sweet Barb (Crafty Girl) ..  I know most of you already know her because she has got to be one of the sweetest blogger/person out there.... always a kind word for everyone and does beautiful work to boot!!  I really didn't get to know her until she won my blog candy, and now it's like I've known her all my life...  Just a super, super sweetie and soon to be a Texan just like me. lol...  So please take some time and hop on over there and see what I'm talking about!!!  Thank you Barb!!!!!!

Now for me to accept this award I have a few rules I must follow:
1. Link back to the person who gave me the award (Barb a/k/a Crafty Girl)  DONE!
2. Post where you would like to be in 10 years.    DONE!
3. Give this award to 10 awesome bloggers..  DONE

Where I would like to be in 10 years  ~  That's easy..... right here where I'm at, but full time (meaning retired)....  doing what I love to do the most ~ scrapping...  I'm hoping to have a few more grand kids and plan on spoiling all of them... I'm really happy and blessed with my life right now....

Now I need to pass this on to 10 awesome bloggers...  That's going to be hard... because you know and I know that there are a lot more than just 10 awesome bloggers out there, but I know a few have already gotten this award, so I'm going to catch some that haven't.... (and I still did a repeat on a couple- oh well)...

1)  Tina at Bits and Scraps Of My Life
2)  Darien at Loving Life
3)  Sandi Clarkson at Soft Side of Sandi
4)  Jane at Scossie Jane
5)  Crystal at Crystal's Crafty Creations
6)  K-E Kreations
7)  Lidia at Breaking Barriers
8)  Joan at Stamping with a Passion
9)  Precious Memories Scrapbooking
10) Irena at Irena's Creations

There you have it...  Please check out all of these wonderful blogs weather you scrap book or make cards... They are all amazing crafters!!!!!

Thanks again Barb!!!

Hugs   :o)
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mother's Day Card No. 2 ~ 2010

Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Tuesday!!  I just now got my final Mother's Day card done...  They should have been mailed out today...  But nooo,  I've got to be one of the worlds worst procrastinators, and then wind-up doing everything the last minute!!!  Actually I think I do better under stress, but I know it's not good for my health!! 
Any way I looove the way this card turned out.  Kinda shabby chic / vintage / victorian!!  My mom will probably think this is something I've held on to since I was in the 2nd or 3rd grade, because of  how "dirty" it looks!!!  lol  Not really, I know she'll love it, how could she not, it's from her "little" girl!!!!  Oh, by the way, the 2 large flowers are handmade!!!!!  woooo hoooo I'm on a roll...  I really do like making these!!  You will be seeing more of 'em for sure!!!  I hope you like it!!
Here are a few challenges this card qualifies for:
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Distressing
Cute Card Thursday ~ Make your own  ~ I made the 2 large flowers, and I distressed and inked up the cream colored layer!!
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Anything goes
Here's my scrappy list of things I used:
SU Sage Shadow CS and Ink
SU Chocolate Chip CS and Ink
K&Company Ancestry ~ Teal & Letter
MS Eyelet Lace ~ Border and Corner Punch
Satin Ribbon Stamped with
SU So Swirly Jumbo Wheel in
SU Close to Cocoa Ink
Prima Say It In Pearls
Prima Flutter Vine
Flowers cut out of K & Company Life's Journey DP
Sponged with SU Cool Caribbean Ink
SU Chocolate Chip Ribbon
Pearl Brads
Sentiment is SU All Holidays stamped in
SU Close to Cocoa Ink..
Thanks for dropping by!
Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!!!
And be sure and come back and visit any time!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

...and they lived Happily Ever After (2 Pager)

Hello everyone!!  Doesn't the weekend just fly by??  It sure does for me, especially when I'm scrapping..  The only person that came over this weekend was our son and he stayed out at the shop and helped his dad, so I was pretty much on my own!!! :o)  Next week all of the family, My husband and I, our son and his wife and 2 little ones, our daughter and her husband are all going on a little "family" vacation and I can't wait.  It's actually our first one and I know we are going to have a blast!!  So I guess they were letting me "rest up" this weekend!! lol...  Anyway, since I was on my own I decided to do a few of the challenges out there in blogland...   The first one I remembered was The Pink Elephant Scrapbook challenge, which was to make your own  paper flowers.  :o(   I knew that one would really be a challenge for me, and then the new challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches came up on Friday, and we were given the sketch, BUT, it was a 2 pager!!  Another challenge for me since I don't do many of those....  So I knew I was going to combine these two challenges for sure, Now I just had to find the right photos for it..  And I always say, when in doubt go to the "Wedding drawer".  I can always find something in there and I do need to get them scrapped..  So, here are three (3) photos from Amanda's Wedding Reception.  Actually the Reception is over and they are leaving and if you look closely you can see them walking through all of the bubbles.
I did follow the sketch for the most part, but I still wandered just a little.  But, hey, that's okay..  And I am very proud of myself for making all of the flowers on both pages!!!!  I can see now why you just make the little ones... The 2 large ones really stand up pretty high and I'm not for sure I can get them in the sleeves...  Oh well, live and learn.. I still like 'em...  And I hope you like 'em as well...  I really wanted to add some little flower buds, but, just don't know if I could have made them...  After I get this posted, I may go back and put some little buds in with the blooms.. (Please don't tell on me)!!!! :o)
Okay here are the challenges that this qualifies for:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch (2 pager) by Becky Fleck's Pagemaps
The Pink Elephant ~ Handmade Paper Flowers
Creative Prompts ~ A Love Story
Creative Inspirations ~ Congratulations
Scrap Your Crap ~ A to Z - use up some of those thickers or stick on letters you've had forever!!
Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge ~ Flowers & Wings
Charisma Cardz Challenge ~ Girly with Flower(s)
Crafty Catz ~ Spots
Cute Card Thursday ~ Make Your Own  ~ that would be flowers!!!!!
And here is the list of scrappy things I used:
Doodlebug Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
Deep Burgundy CS
SU Bravo Burgundy Ink
DCWV Once Upon A Time ~ Botanical Script
Color Mates ~ Dark Mostly Mauve CS
SU Apricot Appeal
Prima Say It In Pearls
2 different ~ Prima Voila Felt Ribbon ~ 1 on the left layout and 1 on the right layout.  I used Black and White, but the White one was sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Indian Corn and then Pearl
Cricut Storybook Cartridge ~ Happily ever After (sprayed with glitter)  and the leaves (sponged with SU Old Olive)
Cricut Mother's Day ~ for my Flowers - using different colors of cs and spounged aroung the edges with coordinating colors..
Prima Butterfly Papillons
Thickers ~ Tiara Chip Board Glitter Letters
Antique Lace
Black Glitter Domes
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Have a wonderful evening!
And come back any time!!
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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Prize I won from Agnes aka Flowerdisco!!!

LOOK WHAT I WON!!!  I just found out that I won this awesome kit  Agnes aka Flowerdisco created!!!  And I can't wait to get it!!  This is just too awesome!!  Thank you sooooo much Agnes!!!  Hugs my friend!!!
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2010 Mother's Day Card - # 1 ~ I made the Top 5 over at MelJen's Designs!!!

Hello everyone!!!!  Happy International Scrapping Day, and Happy Anniversary to me!!  WOW ~ 33 years today and still happy as ever!!  But then, that may have something to do with the medication I'm on!!! lol
Today I completed one of my Mothers' Day cards, I need to get crackin' on the other one, because I have to get these mailed out by Tuesday, at least!!
This will also qualify for a few of the blog challenges out there, which are:
CRAFT Challenge ~  Shaped Card
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Don't be Square
Miljen's Designs ~ Show us your Shape
Penny's Paper Craft ~ Shapes
Here's my scrappy list of things I used:
SU Pretty In Pink CS and Ink
K&Company Die Cut Paper Doll DP
Doily sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Old Lace and Cherry Blossom and Pearl
SU Mellow Moss Ink
Prima Say It In Pearls
Prime Flutter Vine
Prima Flower
SU All Holidays  ~ Sentiment in
SU Mellow Moss Ink
Thanks so much for dropping by
and have a wonderful weekend!!
Please stop back by any time!!
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