Monday, August 30, 2010

Another Blog Award!!

Hi everyone!!   I know I haven't been around lately but I'm back in full swing now.  And I finished 2 layouts this weekend, but you will have to wait until Thursday to see 'em..  So be sure and stop back by Thursday!!!
 I don't know about you all, but I sure can tell I'm getting a little older, especially when we make these quick 10 hour road trips ~ we have to make a few more stops to get out and stretch our legs... :o(     I want to thank you all for your concerns and sweet comments you left me over the death of  my DH's aunt..  I also want to give you a quick update on my dad..  He is doing pretty good, he has slowed down a lot, but still has a good attitude about everything, and still has that quick smile...  Our daughter and son went back to Oklahoma with us and I could tell it was hard for my daughter seeing her grandpa like this...  Getting old is just no fun!!!  Okay, I better stop before I need a tissue!! 
The reason I am posting in the first place is to share with you all  this sweet, and I do mean "SWEET"  award  I received  this last week from  Debbie at Debbie's Scrappin Corner), one of my new bogging friends.   First of all, if you haven't visited Debbie you really need toooooo ~ she has some fantastic tips and her layouts aren't bad either, in fact, they are fabulous, so go check out her blog!!!!  Debbie, thank you for thinking of me!!  

So here are the rules for accepting this award:

1. You must thank the person who gave it to you. Thank-you Debbie!!!!!!!

2. Copy the award to your blog.

3. List 3 things you love about yourself.

One ~~ I'm a very honest person!

Two ~~I'm a very hard worker!

Three ~ I'm so glad that I found that creative person lurking deep inside of me!!! 

4. Post a picture that you love on your blog.   (posted below!!)

5. Pass this award onto 5 others.

Well, I'm breaking the rules ~  a-g-a-i-n!  I know how busy a lot of you are right now, so instead of putting the pressure on you, I'm going to invite anyone who reads this post to just grab this "sweet" award ~ compliments of me!!  Enjoy!!!

Now here are my pictures... I know, I'm just supposed to use one, but I said I was breaking the rules, didn't I???   And a lot of you are going to say  ~  Her favorite photo is an ugly old tractor!!!! lol  Well, I will NEVER use the first 2 photos in any of my layouts, because I don't care how many primas you use it's not going to make them pretty!!!! lol...  But I am so darned proud of my husband who restored this little tractor, that I wanted to share it with you, and as you can see has become Savannah's favorite one out of the 3 he's overhauled so far...  This is a 1940 Farmall that had to be hauled in pieces, on a trailer to our place...  But now it runs like a jewel after Rick put a lot of hard work into it, now he just needs to paint it...  As you can see Savannah can drive this one all by herself in granny gear and with grandpa walking close by!! 
Again I want to thank Debbie at Debbie's Scrappin' Corner for this cute blog award!!!
Be sure and check back with me this Thursday to see my new layouts for Sketches In Thyme and The Pink Elephant Challenges!!
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Friday, August 20, 2010

So like, whatever, dude! - Zach ~ SOUS Aug. Guest Designer

Hi everyone!!!  Whooo Hooo I am so excited to be the August Guest Designer over at Stuck On U Sketches!!!   These wonderful ladies are super sweet and so talented you just have to check 'em out.  They will truly amaze you with every layout they do!!!   This week they have a sketch from Liz Qualman, look at all of those fun circles...
I wanted to use this sweet photo of little GS Zach, but his little face is soooo round that I decided to leave the photo rectangle... And use the 2 larger circles... 
I used hounds tooth ribbon around the photo and added buttons to 3 of the corners.. Notice the little bee... It's made of fabric and is an iron-on.
Here's a close up of the flower cluster framing the photo and you can also see the Queen & Co. Felt Fusion
Here is the other flower cluster and little bee that I placed over the big swirly corner cut with the Silhouette SD

Here is a list of scrappy things I used:
SU Basic Black CS
SU Tempting Turquoise DSP  & Ink
Striped PP ~ from my stash...
Cor'dinations ~ Color Core Stock
Thickers ~ Lullaby Foam Letters
Avery ~ Fasson Letters
Prima Flower ~ Water Color
MS Deco Fan Border and Corner Punch
Sew Perfect Iron On Bees
Prima Flutter Vine
Prima Flowers ~ Innocence Collection
Queen & Co. Felt Fusion
The Paper Studio Ribbon ~ Black/Cream
Butterfly ~ Hobby Lobby
I want to thank for for dropping by and we would love to have you play along with us.. You have two (2) weeks to create something stunning and please upload it so we can all see it.....
Have a wonderful weekend!!
I am away for a few days, my DH's dear sweet aunt lost her battle with breast cancer this past Tuesday night...  We have gone back to OK for the funeral and to be with our family...  While there, I will be checking in on my Dad and Mom..  Dad is still in the nursing home and probably will stay there, and mom has been staying by herself, and for now seems to be doing very well!   I hope to be back by Monday night!!! 
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Onward Bound ~ Savannah and Barnyard Buddies ~ Colten

scroll down to see The Pink Elephant Challenge #21

Hi everyone!  It's Thursday and this week I have two (2) layouts to share with you...  The first one is for Sketches In Thyme and the sketch is from  Helen Croft at scrap-a-little-sketches:
And what a fun sketch this is... You can make it fancy, fancy, or just have some fun with it...  I decided to have a little fun with it.. using these bright colors with this super sweet photo of GD Savannah!!  And here's what I came up with..  As you see I only used 1 photo instead of 2..  I did a little fussy cutting on this one... The big blue swirls are cut from TPC Studio Undersea Adventure Water Surface.  Notice the tassel, it's yarn..   This is a photo of little GD Savannah this last June at her Pre-K Graduation..   She was so excited ~ just look at that smile on her face...  Kindergarten starts Monday and Angela said Savannah is so ready...  Where has the last 5 years gone..  
Here are a few other challenges this qualifies for:
Sketches In Thyme ~ Sketch
Crafty Creations ~ Butterflies
Creative Card Crew ~ Sparkle and Shine
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge ~ Flower Power
 Here are a few close ups: 
This is the Prima Say It In Crystals ~ I got this at Hobby Lobby and I really like the way it's shaped like a ribbon...

And this is the pretty glass pendant butterfly from Beaded Treasures, which I also found at Hobby Lobby...
And here is the Prima Homespun Elegance Knox Gold Flower... Isn't it gorgeous!!  goes perfectly with the gold in her tassel!!

 And here is the tassel ~ I found this in my stickers and I love the 3-D effect it adds to the photo!!
Here is the list of scrappy things I used:
SU Summer Sun CS
TPC Studio ~ Undersea Adventures ~ Sea Stripe
TPC Studio ~ Undersea Adventures ~ Water Surface
Dark Blue Star Paper
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Olive Vine, Candlelight & Pearl
Beaded Treasures Glass Pendant ~ Butterfly
Prima Flutter Vine
Prima Home Spun Elegance Knox Gold ~ Flower
Prima Say It In Crystals
Thickers Vera Vinyl Letters
Be sure and check out the other Mavens and see their beautiful layouts...  We would love to have you play along.. If you do, remember to upload it so we can all see it... Have a wonderful day!!


This week we have a fun Recipe Challenge over at Ella's Pink Scrapbook ~ Cardboard, Journaling and Circles!!  Now how easy is that...  Actually I have trouble journaling on my layouts so it wasn't all easy for me.. And most of the time I do my journaling on the back..  But all in all, I like the way this one turned out...  I love the photo of little GS Colten on Ellie!  He was giving her a big 'ole hug!!  Colten is turning out to be grandpa's little country boy!!  He loves being out with the guys..
Here are a few challenges this one qualifies for:
The Pink Elephant ~ Recipe - Chipboard, Journaling and Circles
Charisma Cardz Challenge ~ Die Cuts
If The Shoe Fits ~ Die Cuts
Here is a close of the Hanging Sign and below that is the Hardware both cut with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Big Die ~ I love the way they turned out and I will be using more of these two items...  I also used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink on these..
Notice the cardboard under the photo...  Just tore it and then inked it with SU Close to Cocoa Ink..

Here is a rope I found in my sticker stash... I inked it up to make it look grungy..

Here is the list of scrappy things I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain & Crushed Olive
Glitz Design~ Vintage Love
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Olive Green & Chocolate Covered Cherries
Tim Holtz ~ Hanging Sign Sizzix Big Die
Tim Holtz ~ Hardware Findings Sizzix Big Die
7 gypsies ~ Alpha Numeric atc chips
Petals & Possibilities Scrap Metal Silver Letters
Viola Felt Ribbon

Thanks for dropping by
Have a wonderful day!!!
Be sure and check out the other fabulous layouts the DT members came up with.. And we would love to have you play along with us this week..  So go check it out and let us see what you come up with!!
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Letha's Family ~ 1938 -- Top 3 Winner over at Fairy Fun Fridays AND Winner over at Creatalicious Challenge!!

Hi everyone!!  I've had a wonderful weekend...  I did nothing but play...  and I finished 4 layouts this weekend, but this is the only one I can post for now..  The other 3 are for DT work...  Be sure and check back Thursday and Friday to see what else I created!!!  I did this layout  just for fun..  The photo is of my grandparents, my dad and my uncle...   Another fabulous photo I found in one of my grandmother's photo albums.  Notice the writing on the bottom of the photo..  My Grandmother wrote that in her later years and I was not going to crop it off..  So that's where my title comes from.... I decided I wanted to go monochromatic on this layout and I love the touch of soft pink..  I think my grandmother would have appreciated the feminine touch since she was the only female in the family for so long...  I also found a few challenges out there that this will qualify for which are:
Frosted Designs:  Recipe ~ I used:  Ribbon (lace), Flowers, Punches, Stickles (glitter), Butterflies and Pink..
Creatalicious Challenge ~ Vintage
Fairy Fun Friday ~ Photo Inspiration

Here is the list of scrappy things I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS
Basic Grey ~ Cappella - Forte
Basic Grey ~ Cappella - Mezzo
Basic Grey Cappella ~ Chorus
Crochet doily
Bazzill ~ Pink
Ribbon ~ Lace
Crochet Flowers
MS Butterfly Punch
Stickles ~ Lime Ice
Flutter Vine
Prima Say It In Crystals
MS Floral Vine Punch

Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Stay cool and keep hydrated during this HEAT WAVE!!!
Have a wonderful week!!
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Texas Girl ~ Savannah ~ Top 5 Winner at Scrap It With a Song!

Hi everyone, it's Thursday and I guess you know what that means..... Another challenge over at The Pink Elephant!!!  This week we have a sketch with a little twist...  Here is the sketch:

And the twist is to use some kind of fabric on your layout this week..  which includes felt...  This is a photo of GD Savannah taken in June...  I just love the wrought iron bench she is sitting on, so I tried to create around that element.... (rustic, country..  you get the picture..)  As you can see I kinda wandered from the sketch just a little, but you can still see the "bones"..... Instead of a big square I decided to use a circle.. and of course I had to add flowers!!!  Hope you like it!!  
Here's my list of scrappy things I used:
Kaisercraft ~ Evelyn
BoBunny ~ Beautiful Life Stripe
Creative Imaginations ~ Marah Johnson ~ Lotus
Basic Grey ~ sugared-delicious
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Black Cherry and Pearl
Prima ~ Voila Felt Ribbon
Prima Flutter Vines
Prima Gallery Roses
Dusty Attic ~ Hanging Sign
Tim Holtz ~ Ranger Distress Crackled Paint - dried marigold
Tim Holtz Distress Inks ~ Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo
Making Memories Antique coper lacy brads
MS Butterfly Punch

Here are a few challenges that this layout will qualify for:
The Pink Elephant ~ Sketch plus fabric
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge ~ Use your favorite colors
Flutterby Wednesdays ~ Open
Pile It On ~ A Little Bit Country ~ A Little Bit Rock 'n Roll
Scrap It With a Song ~ Jessica Simpson " With You" "southern girl with her levis on...."
Penny's Paper Challenge ~ Anything goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Lace  ~  Thank you Faye for pointing out the lace doily..

Thanks so much for dropping by and please go check out the other fabulous layouts from the other design team members... We would love for you to play along this week... If you do, please upload it so we can all see it...  Have a wonderful day!!!
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Monday, August 9, 2010

50 Amazing Years! (Will be 60 years next month!!)

Hi everyone!!  I'm so happy that I was able to play this weekend.. I did this layout for the Stuck On U Sketches Challenge!!  This sketch was created by their very own Leah, and it's a wonderful one at that!!  Here it is:

I decided to use photos of my Mom and Dad's 50th wedding Anniversary that was 10 years ago.  I can't believe that next month will be their 60th Wedding Anniversary... God willing!!  I also decided to use Prima Flutter Vines instead of paper strips..  Hope you like it!!
Here are a few challenges this will qualify for:
Alphabet Challenge ~ O for Oval
Creative Inspirations ~ Recycle Element  (hair barrette)

Here is a list of scrappy things I used:
Little Yellow Bicycle ~ Bronze Tonal
Dark Blue Plaid ~ Prima Pastiche Collection ~ Seaside
SU Night of Navy CS and Ink
SU Very Vanilla CS
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Walnut Stain
Prima Flutter Vines
Petaloo Mulberry Street Paper Flowers ~ Wild Rose
Dusty Attic ~ Swirly Vine
Heart Doily
SU Real Red Ink
La Petites 3-D Butterflies
QuicKutz ~ Expresso Letters
Cuttlebug ~ Vintage Corner Die
MS Lace Heart Border Punch
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities ~ Scallop Ovals
Hair Barrette
White gel pen
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hush Little Baby... Sketches In Thyme Challenge ~ Top 5 Winner at Cupcake Challenge AND a Top 5 Winner at Creatalicious ; AND Slumber Party ~ The Pink Elephant Scrapbook Challenge!


Hi everyone, it's Thursday again and today I have two (2) posts for you!!  The first one is for Sketches In Thyme!!  This weeks sketch is from Helen Croft from Scrap-a-little-sketches and you can do so many fun things with this one... 
As you see I only used 2 photos instead of 3, only because I used larger photos...  I chose these cute photos of little GS Zach when he as a couple of weeks old..  He is just too cute and such a good baby! 
Here is the list of scrappy things I used on this sweet layout:
SU Bordering Blue CS and Ink
Webster's Pages ~ Nature's Storybook ~ soaring blue skies
K & Company Susan Winget ~ Designer Mat Pad
MS Deco Fan Border and Corner Punch
SU Chocolate Chip CS
MS Garden Trellis Border Punch
Dusty Attic Music Border
My Minds Eye PP
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Dusty Attic Bird Cage #2
Prima Flowers and Flower cluster
Prima Flutter Vine
The Paper Studio ~ La Patites 3-D images
I printed the music sheet off of the computer on
Webster's pages ~ Winter's Wings ~ snowflakes & feathers

I found a few challenges out there that this will qualify for and here they are:
Sketches In Thyme ~ Sketch
Alphabet Challenge ~ N for Nature
Creatalicious Challenge ~ Add some 3-D
Creative Inspirations ~ Anything Goes
The Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Distressing
Paper Niche ~ Punches
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Pile it on Challenge ~ Butterflies, bugs and bees
Scrap It With a Song ~ Faith Hill's The Kiss  ~  She uses the word "Baby" a couple of times so that's what I went with.......
Simon Says Challenge ~ Sing it Baby  ~  Hush little baby don't say a word.........
The Corrosive Challenge ~ All About Babies
Totally Gorjuss ~ Baby, Baby...
I just think it turned out soo cute and I already have it framed..  I just need to get it on the wall with the other little grand babies...
Be sure and go check out the other Mavens and see what beautiful things they did with this weeks sketch!!  And then why not play along with us..  We will be giving a prize at the end of the month, so the more times you play, the more times you have a chance to win...
Here is this months prize!
Graphic 45 PP, Basic Grey PP, TPC Studio PP, Prima Chipboard, Prima Flowers, e. Flowers and  e. Pearls & Crystals..  So come on ~ what are you waiting for!!!


And this is my layout for this weeks Recipe Challenge over at TPE Scrapbook Challenge Blog....  The Recipe for this week is ~ Punched Borders, at least 2 Patterned Papers and Buttons....  I just had to add that Big Butterfly for fun!!  Hope I don't get in trouble for  The photos are of sweet little GD Savannah with one of her sweet friends.  Savannah hosted her first slumber party a couple of weeks ago and I guess you can say they had a blast....  I really had fun with the colors in the photos.....
Here's the scrappy list of things I used on this very "girly" layout!!
SU Pink Passion CS
Imaginisce ~ Lucy Bird ~ Pretty Maids In a Row
MS Deco Fan Border and Corner Punch
Best Occasions Glitter Paper Pack
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Flower Power
The Paper Studio ~ Felt Flowers with Button Centers
Thickers ~ Rainboots - puffy black & Tinsel - black
Hobby Lobby Butterfly

Here are a few challenges I found that this layout qualifies for:
The Pink Elephant Scrapbook Challenge ~ Recipe ~ Punched Borders, 2 Patterned Papers and Buttons
Creative Card Crew ~ Let's get cute and girlie
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge ~ Spotty, dotty, and stretchy stripes
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Use a butterfly, angel or fairy and your favorite color (Bright  and bold pinks and greens)
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Summer Fun 
Little Red Wagon ~ Circles, circles and circles
Be sure and check out the other fantastic layouts from the other gals... and we would love for you to play along with us this week!!  If you do, be sure and upload it so we all can see!!
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What a way to start off the month of August!! A Blog Award!

Wow!  I received this fantastic award from Barb aka Crafty Girl... And let me tell you she is one crafty gal.... and I mean that in a scrappy kind of way!!!! :o)  If you haven't visited her blog, you don't know what you're missing out on ~ She is one of the coordinaters over at the Frosted Designs Challenge Blog, she is on numerous challenge blogs, including one that I'm on ~ Sketches In Thyme ~ and she even shares some of her crafty secrets through her tutorials... So what are you waiting for ~ Go here now!!  Well, after you read the rest of my blog post!! LOL

Now this is what I have to do to accept this award:

1. Thank the person who gave it to me. CHECK

2. Tell seven things about yourself.  CHECK

3. Pass the award on to five bloggers whom you think are fantastic.  CHECK

Alrighty then ~ 7 things about myself....

1. I have three (3) grand babies who I love dearly!!

2. I get up at 4:30 AM every weekday morning!

3. I drive 65 miles round trip to work and back everyday!

4. Scrapbooking is my way of getting rid of my stress!!

5. I started a facebook page only so that my family back in OK could see my layouts of my family ~ since it seems like everyone is on there!!!  Although that is just one more stressful thing for me to keep up with now, considering I can't even keep up with my blogging friends right now... lol

6. I'm trying to get my daughter into scrapping... She's come over once so far..  And I might add that she did a very sweet layout of Zach!!!

7. I can't wait to play on more wonderful challenge blogs out there...  One of these days...................

Now... for the 5 bloggers I am to pass this on to:  Boy I was on a roll and picked 7....  But I could have gone on and on...  I have made so many wonderful friends out there!!!

Please, please, please go check these wonderful ladies out....  They are all amazing and  their work is just fabulous!!!

Again, I want to thank Barb for thinking of me!!!  You are a sweetie!!!

Thanks for stopping by,  I promise to get back to blogging... just had a little anxiety the last two weeks, but we think we have it under control... 
Have a wonderful night/day everyone!!!
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