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Monday, November 30, 2009

Dreary Monday morning........

Yes, it is dreary, but atleast it is starting to feel like winter!! I was planning on putting up my tree today and I'd rather have cold, rainy weather, than warm and sunny! It's very hard to get into the Christmasy mood when it feels like Spring outside!LOL

This weather is also perfect for crafting and cardmaking!!! This past weekend I took advantage of some cyber sales and purchased some more digital stamps! Over at Pink Cat Studio she was having a sale. If you spent $3 or more you got a free image: Sugar Plum Fairy. I purchased Sick Lily and Lily Hot Cocoa and got the Sugar Plum Fairy for free!!! She's not free anymore, but she IS super cute!!!

So....I made this card this morning, using Sick Lily, I'm sure this card will come in use now that's it's cold season!

























Card details: Digi Image: Pink Cat Studio, Sentiment: Unknown, Patterned Paper: American Crafts "everyday" collection, Felt Flower: Love Elsie, Misc.: White thread, brown button, machine stitching




Have a wonderful Monday! And thanks for visiting my blog!!! I'll be back soon with more creations!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lazy Sunday afternoon.....

Everyone here at home seems to be in lazy mode! But that's okay, because our weekdays are
usually jam packed with things to do.
I did manage to make some cards today....my favorite pastime! I am making it for someone special!
She loves pink as much as I do. I haven't put a sentiment on it...yet. That might be next.


















Details: Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye and Making Memories, Cardstock: Bazzill, Image: Sweet n' Sassy Stamps, Punches: Martha Stewart Border Punch and Snowflake punch, Misc. Ribbon, Pink Bling and Stickles


Thanks for visiting today! I hope you are having a great day and wish you an even better Monday!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday almost over.....

Did everyone survive Thanksgiving and Black Friday crowds? Find any real good deals?! My sons and I ventured out at 4:45 am. We have a small town WalMart so the crowds were not too bad. After spending 30 mins  inside the store and filling our arms with goodies, we headed over to McDonald's for breakfast.

An hour after getting out of bed, our wallets were empty and our tummies were full. We all headed back to bed for a morning nap!!

I have spent my evening blog hopping! I love searching for inspiration and discovering Blog Candy!! Keeping my fingers crossed to one day win some!!!

Here's the latest from: Jacque's Joie de Vivre
And look at the yummy blog candy that can be won!!!

















I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving and a super great day of shopping!!
I'll be back tomorrow to show you an ultra sweet card I made using Sweet n' Sassy Stamps!
Goodnight~

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

I am taking a quick break from my house cleaning! You see, tomorrow, for Thanksgiving, I will have my family over at our home.....so lots of preparing going on!!!
Today is my nephew's 5th Birthday. 5 yrs. ago I remember he was born on Turkey Day!!! We had just sat down to eat when we got the call that "it was time".

I whipped up this card for him, really quick, simple and to the point, cause 5 yr. olds don't care about the cards, they want to know what's behind the wrapping paper!!!LOL


Digital Image is called Cowboy Billy by Pink Cat Studio, Patterned Paper by Basic Grey, 
Sentiment by Studio G

Okay......I gotta go. I've got cleaning to do and then I have to prepare myself to make homemade pies. A first for me!! But I despise store bought pies so I'm making a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie! Wish me luck!!
Here's wishing you and your family a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!! May you have lots of good food, loved ones around you, and a day of sweet memories!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Goofing off today.....

Holly and I are goofing off today! Holly is our 1 yr. old Chocolate Lab. She is my bestfriend, my daily buddy, my love! She follows me from room to room, she lays by my feet and jumps into my bed. She's so sweet, but sometimes......she's such a goofball!LOL
Here she is this morning....she thinks I can't see her being a lazy bum!

And I guess I've been goofing off because I finished up 2 cards. This first one is a
stamped image that I received from another stamping friend. It's by Tina Wenke of Stampavie.
I colored it up and used it with my favorite stash of preprinted cards! I only have about 2 of these
cards left, I don't know what I'll do when they are gone!? I guess go shopping for more!!!LOL


And then I made this card. I made it really fast, and really simple. This is a digital image, her name is
Felicity. It was free for a limited time, but for the life of me, I can't find the blog or website I got it from. I'm so sorry! :( If anyone knows...will you give me a holler?!


Okay......now back to my daily chores!! I've got laundry to fold and errands to run! Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Not doing what I'm supposed to be doing.......

I am supposed to be cleaning! I am determined to clean and rearrange my kitchen by 5pm today! I have a meeting a 6pm, so I have a little less than 7 hours to get my kitchen back in order! You should see it now!!!LOL

I just wanted to take a break, yes...another one...to show you some cards I made yesterday! These are all digital  images and so much fun!!!

My family and friends will be receiving some cute Thanksgiving Day cards if I say so myself!!!



Digital Image and Sentiment: Whimsiedoodles, Ribbon: WalMart, Dewdrops: Swap


Digital image and Sentiment: Pink Cat Studio, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Ribbon-WalMart, Green Felt Flower: WalMart Christmas Ornament! (yep, that's what it "was")LOL!

Digital Image and Sentiment: Whimsiedoodles, Ribbon and MS Punch: WalMart, Silver Charm: Dollar Tree, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (I think)


Thanks for reading!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Now....back to cleaning the kitchen!:(

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Friday!

Gosh, I feel really strange today. Usually on a Friday I am getting ready for our Friday Night Football game. I attend my high schooler's pep rally and then we get ready for the game! But....we made it to the Play-offs! Yea!!! So we don't have a game tonight, but we do have one next Friday. So...I have more time to blog hop! I love looking at new blogs and getting inspired by some wonderful artists!

Here is one I found today, and she is giving away Blog Candy!!! Looks so yummy!!!
You can find her wonderful work here: Jacque's Joie de Vivre and it's her 6 month anniversary so  she is giving away this yummy set!


Here's wishing everyone a wonderful, blessed weekend! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's been too long........

Wow, I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted.  I have been so busy!!
I did make some time today to complete a challenge. I always see these posted at my favorite sites, but never
seem to have the time to participate. Well, today, during Dr. Phil, I made the time!!!
Over at Paper Craft Planet they are having a Whimsie Challenge. You were to use any whimsie image and alter something.
I altered a large can and used this cute Turkey image and sentiment. I think I will stuff it with some Pumpkin Cookies and give them to my best friend!

Gotta go!!! Thanks for reading!!!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

A very sad day indeed.......

I am usually so excited to visit the Pink Cat Studio on Thursdays. I love to see Melissa's new releases for the week and I love making purchases!!!
But this morning, as I opened up her blog, I was sad to read this:

This week has been a very sad one as DT member Sarah Anderson’s 3 year old son Henry passed away. Little Henry was unable to overcome a virus that made him ill last week. The rubber and digi DT members and I want to let Sarah know that she and her family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lorie Ames has organized a way to donate for a memorial for Henry. Henry loved his local zoo and visited it almost every day in the summer. As a memorial, trees will be planted there in his honor. I’ve created a 
digital stamp to help raise funds for a tree for Henry.



Here is the image that you can purchase along with a link to her store:

You can purchase it the Pink Cat Studio store


What a wonderful way to  keep little Henry's memory alive! 


Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

I don't have much to post today. I am actually "working" today.  Been busy with the water stuff, as I call it! Had to drive in water samples yesterday. Today, I am reading meters and printing out bills. NOT fun!!!
But I did want to show you something that IS fun!!!

Here it is: BLOG CANDY!!!


You can enter to win this fun stuff right here on this wonderful blog!: