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Friday, June 24, 2011

Let's Play a Game!

It's a guessing game of sorts. I thought it would fun! You see, the other day I ran into the thrift store and found some really cute things! Problem is...I'm not sure what some of them are! LOL

So here's the first picture. I think it's a DVD holder, but some of the slats are not tall enough for DVD's.
?????? Your guess is as good as mine. ???????????

I think it's pretty cute...and it's unique don'ta think?

Okay, here's another cute find:


I thought this would work sitting on top of my new found lazy susan w/ scrapping supplies. But what is it really?LOL

Now...I know this is a mug rack...

But I was thinking of painting it and make it a "Bling Rack"!

And last, but not least. I found a really great desk for my daughter's room. It's solid maple, and for $45, I thought it was a steal! She wants to paint it black and add glass hardware.
I'll be back with "after" photos of this soon.



So..I have no idea what the top 2 photos are...but I had lots of fun thrifting!

Have a wonderful Friday!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Meljen's New Releases and a New Challenge!

Today is Thursday! And you know what that means!!! It's time for the new releases from Meljen's Designs and a new Challenge #64 Stripes and Plaids. These new images are so perfect for our hot, summery weather!!!



I used the "Smokin' Hot" image and a freebie "Kiss the Cook". I just love those cute little red jalepenos on his man apron!!!!

Card Details: Image and Sentiment-Meljen's Designs, Patterned Papers-Cosmo Cricket, Misc.-Twine

Now I'm off to finish my snack....Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly w/ Wheat Crackers! Yummy!!!

Linking to these challenges:
Bee Crafty-Challenge 51-Summer's Here
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge #3-Summer
Lollipop Crafts-Challenge #41-Inspired by a song-My Song: 80's Song.."Some like it Hot"

Thanks for visiting!!! Have a wonderful Thursday!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Mail!!!

I have been stalking my mail box ever since I read that I won these awesome stamps!!! I love these images from All that Scraps. I love reading the ATS Blog and drooling over all the awesome creations!
To celebrate their June releases they were giving away stamps and images. I was so excited to win these!


So, now I have my new stamps and if you want some too, just run over to All That Scraps and get some for yourself! Aren't they THE cutest!!!?

Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

#1 Dad-Gift Idea

Hi there! I meant to share this earlier in the week, but I have been quite the slacker! All apologies aside I'd like to share this quick Father's Day gift idea with you. You could make it larger and make it a gift basket adding your dad's favorites.

I found this case of Root Beers at World Market. I added some peanuts and Slim Jim's. The tag image was a freebie by Meljen's Designs.

Have a great Saturday!!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Vacation Week!

HI guys! I just realized it's been almost a week since my last post, but my hubby decided to take the week off to celebrate our 24th wedding annivesary. So we took an impromptu trip to the beach. It's been so super HOT in south Texas, but it was nice to get away!!

So, what have I been working on??? Not much. I have been getting some goodies together for my 100 Followers Giveway! Hoping to post that next week!

For now..I'll share some pictures from our trip.





Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

From boring to fabulous!

I bought some boring flip flops the other day at WalMart, but I had plans for those babies!! I was gonna make them fabulous!!!


                                                              Super boring flipflops!



I had some Rosette Ribbon and I pulled out some velcro, but I'll use that for another project later.

I also found these hairclips in my stash. Got these at the $1 store!

Using some scissors and hot glue gun, this is what I did with my findings!


Flip Flops and 2 Matching Hair Clips for about $5!!!




Super easy project and a great way to dress up some "boring" flipflops!LOL

Have a wonderful Friday!

Please check back tomorrow for a fun idea I made using Rootbeer!



Thursday, June 09, 2011

Meljen's New Releases and Challenge #62

WooHoo! It's Thursday! Today I get to share our new Challenge #62 with you! The theme is Pinks and Pearls! So get ready to see some beautiful cards! Here are today's new releases available at Whimsy Stamps.



And here is my card for Challenge #62--Pinks and Pearls.

Card Details: Digi Image--Meljen's Designs, Patterned Paper-the girls' paperie, Pretty Pink flowers-Offray, Ribbon-Offray, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Pearls-The Paper Studio, Stickles-Ranger

Our last challenges have been great...so many wonderful, talented cardmakers out there! I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with for this week. This has to be one of my favorite themes so far!

Have a great Thursday!!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The Sweetness of Summer is Here!

Sorry for posting so late today, but I have been so busy today. I have finally gotten a chance to sit down and have some quiet time!
Being in South Texas and being that it is summer we have fruit everywhere! From peaches, to cantelopes, to watermelons! This is what I love about summer!

I am linking my card to 2 challenges:

Simon Says Stamping--Get Fruity! and
Totally Papercrafts--Challenge #69--Get Fruity!

Card Details: Digi Image-Mo's Digital Pencil, Patterned Papers-Cosmo Cricket, Circles-Spellbinders, Ribbon-Offray, Brads-The Paper Studio, Misc.-Paper Piercing and Machine Stitching

I hope you had a wonderful Wednesday! Check back tomorrow for a really pretty set of new releases by Meljen's Designs!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Fun in the Sun!

Well, Summer has definetly arrived in South Texas! It's been extremely hot...since May! You can look over to the left of my blog and see my Weather Widget, it will give you our current weather conditions...most days...its says "HOT"!!!

Last week was a whopper and I shamefully missed posting my Meljen's Designs card for the week. So, today I'm going to make up for that and show it to you!!
But first I'd like to share a Challenge Card with you!  I am entering this card in a SEVERAL challenges. The first is over at All that Scraps Wednesday Challenge. The theme this week is anything goes.
I'm also using it  for the Wednesday Whimsie Challenge, their theme is Take a Dip!
So appropriate for our HOT weather days!!
And the last but not least, I'm also linking my card to Stamp and Create.com's "Summer" Challenge. Their prize for this month is a $25 gift certificate to Stamp and Create.

Linking this card to Papertakes Weekly Challenge for their "Anything Goes" theme.
And the challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar for their "Summer" theme!
Card Details: Digi Image-All that Scraps, Patterned Papers-the girls' paperie and The Paper Studio, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Circles-Spellbinders, Ribbon-Offray, Twine-Kimberly Poloson, Misc-Machine Stitching, SeaShells were googled clipart that I found and resized. I colored them and tied them to the twine.

My next card is a SUPER cute image from Meljen's Designs available at Whimsy Stamps


Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, RicRac-Wright's, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Cardstock, Bazill, Stickles-Ranger, Colored with Copics and Chalks

Here is  a peek at last week's Meljen's Designs New Releases:


Meljens Designs June 2nd Release Display
Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Sweet, Generous and Fun...that's YOU!

Happy Wednesday to you! I haven't gotten much done today...except made a few cards for friends! I should be doing laundry, dishes, sweeping,etc....but this is SO much more fun! LOL

I made this card for a couple of challenges . The first one is over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This was the sketch sample to follow:



I was inspired by many of the design team's samples! They all did a great job~
Here is my version of this sketch:


Card Details: Digi Images-Heather Ellis "Pure Innocence", Patterned Papers-Basic Grey, Brads-The Paper Studio, Sentiments-Microsoft World

I also decorated the inside and added the following sentiment: "That's YOU!"

I am also using this card for All that Scraps Wednesday Challenge. The Theme for this week is Anything Goes!
I just love Heather's line of Pure Innocence images!



Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful Wednesday!