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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Baby's 1st Thanksgiving

Happy Saturday! Well, Halloween is just 2 days away, and before you know it, Thankgiving will be upon us! I just LOVE these fall holidays! Do you know of any little ones celebrating these holidays for the first time?

If so, here's a really cute image for them:


Card Details: Digi Image-2 Cute Rubber Stamps, Patterned Paper and Brads-The Paper Studio, Ribbon-Offray, Border Punch-Offray, Cardstock-Bazill

Thanks for visiting today! Have a great Saturday!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

We Want to Know Wednesday Week 28

I SOOO missed this by a day, but better late than never! I'm adjusting to life with a retired husband..not much "ME" time anymore. But all is good! LOL

I'm new at this, but really wanted to play along, so here it goes.

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1. Do you shop til you drop, or are you in and out as quick as possible?
        I shop till I drop.....and there's no stopping me!!!


2. Are you a price conscious shopper? I would think so. I use coupons, look for sales, so I can be a pretty smart shopper. :)

3. What store could you spend HOURS in?  Hobby Lobby or a really, nice and clean Goodwill! I love hunting for treasures.

4. What is the most frivolous purchase you have ever made?
  Hmmm, probably my Ipad. I love electronics, and I love my IPAD! I use it daily!!!

5. What was the last thing you bought for yourself?
   A cricut machine on Ebay. Been wanting one forever. Bought it 2 months ago, and I've used it once! LOL
But..I will use it more often for the holidays.

Well, that was fun! Wanna play along? Hop on over to Mamarazzi's Dandelion Wishes and add your link.

Have a wonderful Thursday night, and Friday!



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Witches!

Get it? Instead of Halloween Wishes? "Halloween Witches"! LOL I know,  know..my kids call me corny all the time!
With all the recent changes in my life, I haven't had much "me" time. So..this morning, I got up at 5:00am to steal a couple of hours for myself.
I have made a couple of cards and will mail them out today.
Here's one I made for my sister...she loves Halloween!

Card Details: Digi Image-Wee Stamps, Patterned Papers-The Paper Studio, Web Punch-Martha Stewart, Ribbon-Offray, Button-Recyled from a pair of pants I threw out. Misc.-Floss, Stickles-Ranger

I'm entering this card in a few challenges today:

Bookmark It! Part 2

You might recall a post I did about a Bookmark Swap I participated in. I just wanted to share with you the awesome bookmarks I received from some lovely scrappers!
Here is the one I made using an owl image from Meljen's Designs.

And here are the ones I have received so far. There are going to be 7 total but I am still waiting on 1 more.

Aren't these just awesome!?
Here are some close-up pictures, because this one at the top doesn't do them justice.


These were created by Terri and Monica. (now..I really want a bird cage stamp!)

Kylie and Kathy made these!

What a great idea Ronny had created this bookmark with a small note pad inside and a super cute mini pencil attached to it as well!!! I love this one for my Bible, great for jotting down verses.

                       And look at this cute corner bookmark that Leslie made. And it has an owl!  {{{squeal}}}! I love owls!!!

What a wonderful swap this turned out to be! I'm so glad I got to participate in it!!!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Tuesday!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

It's an Autumn Swap!!!

Finally some fall weather! I love the colors and smells of fall! So...I'm so thrilled to be participating in



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You can read all about it here: Our Dandelion Wishes

Giveway Time!


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It's Monday...so that means it's time for another Taking Back Monday Etsy Giveaway over at Dandelion Wishes.

Be sure and visit her site for a chance to win a $35 Gift Certificate to chickapeecreations
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Thanks for visiting! Have a great Monday!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Road Trip!!!

Our weather has just been SPECTACULAR, thank God! Cooler temps and beatiful sun! So..what do we do with days like this? We take a ROAD TRIP!!! My husband and I decided to jump in our Mustang convertible and take a trip north of here to Fredricksburg, Texas. Beautiful place!

We headed up to Enchanted Rock. Not sure what we would find when we got there..but hey..it was an adventure!



Along the way we stopped a small general store, where we met "Jack", their store "keeper".
Jack is on the left...he really liked our Bella!



After picking up a Big Red and a pack of peanuts...we were on our way again.

Here we are!


Of course, I thought we were out for a day of shopping, not hiking. So we were not dressed for the occassion, but we did take a short walk along the trails so our Bella could amuse the deer! LOL




We had a great time there, just relaxing and enjoying the quietness of the country. No cell phones ringing, blasting stereos, honking horns...just nature and some clean, fresh air.


We finished our trip off with a couple of hours of window shopping, jam tasting, pretzel dipping, and buying a few goodies here and there!

Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful Friday!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Challenge #81 and New Release Time!

It's Thursday and it's time for a new challenge theme: Challenge #81-Red and Gold.  Those are great fall colors and they worked really well on my fall card using Farmer Crow.


Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio, Ribbon-Offray, Stickles-Ranger, Manilla Tag-Office Depot

Here are the other new releases for this week:


All of these and more super cute images are available here Meljen's Designs.
Thanks for visiting today! Have a great Thursday!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy Saturday!

Hope your weekend has started out just perfect! Our weather is finally feeling like fall! Believe me..it feels wonderful! We even got some rain last week which was a blessing from God!!!
Today I'd like to share with you a little project I made using an image from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, he's called Pumpkin Bear!

Gift Bag
Here's  a close-up view of my gift tag/card:

Project Details: Digi Image-"Pumpkin Bear" by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, Gift Bag-Family Dollar store, Circles-Nestabilities, Ribbon and Star Wire-dollar store, Halloween gift tissue-WalMart

Pretty fun and simple project and before you know it, Halloween will be upon us!!!
Have a great Saturday!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Snow Day--Really?

Well, it IS a Snow Day over at Aud Sentiments! That is the theme for Challenge #39.
Here is my card using an image by LOTV-Lili of the Valley

Card Details: Digi Image-LOTV "Build a Snowman", Circles-Nestabilities, Patterned Paper and Brads-The Paper Studio, Flocking-Studio G, Stickles-Ranger, Ribbon-Making Memories

Please hop on over to Aud Sentiments to be inspired and play along!
You could win a gift voucher from LOTV!


As always, thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Friday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bookmark It!!!

This past week I participated in a bookmark swap. Honestly, I signed up like a month ago, but thinking I had "plenty of time", I didn't put alot of thought into it. Until.....it got closer to the due date!!! Then I started to panic..."What shall I do?" that was my thought for a couple of days.
THEN...I remembered a super cute owl image I had from Meljen's Designs (shop).
And here it is:

and these were so easy and fun, it was easy to make more than one! (hey..that rhymes!) LOL!

Project Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Cardstock-Bazill, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio (I think).
Circles: Nestibilities, Stickles-Ranger

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great Tuesday!!!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Happy Halloween-Challenge #79

Halloween is quickly approaching, so you are going to love this new Challenge #79-Halloween! The new releases are so SPOOKY cute!!!
Here is my card using an image called Crazy Broom Witch.

Card Details: Digi image-Meljen's Designs, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Patterned Paper and Brads-The Paper Studio, Ribbon-Offray, Stickles-Ranger

And these are the new images for this week:
Meljens Designs October 6th Release Display

Please visit Meljen's Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team created and play along with this super fun challenge.

Have a great Thursday!!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Just for You

Good Monday to you! I  have once again apologize for my lack in posting. My life has just been a whirlwind lately, and I am looking forward to it slowing down. My Dad is getting better, thank God, but still has limited mobility so he still pretty dependent on us. My daughter is a high school cheerleader, so her activities and games keep me busy too...PLUS>>> this week she is up for Homecoming Queen!!! How exciting for her, right!?

We've got a Homecoming Parade on Thursday, a Senior Class fundraiser (Enchilida plates to sale), and then Friday Night Football w/ the crowning of the Queen and King!

And in between all of this I've got birthdays to celebrate: my son and I celebrated on the 2nd (yesterday), my niece and friend on the 4th (tomorrow!) and my nephews, older son's and cousins take up the rest of the month! Whew!

So...for today, I am bumping up a card I made last year with an image from Meljen's Designs.


I cannot wait for some "ME" time to create some more holiday cards. You should see the new release's Melissa has in store for this week........they are SPOOKY CUTE!!!!! I cannot wait to color them up and make something. Until then..I've got a load of laundry to do! {{{{sigh}}}}

Have a blessed day and thank you for visiting!