Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ways To Use It Challenge 316

Hello & Happy Thursday!

I'm back from our quick trip back to PA and things are finally starting to calm down. Laundry is all caught up and I felt like hitting the stamp table today!

The Ways To Use It Challenge from over at SCS was themed "Flower Frenzy"!
I started working on this journal last week before we left and since the challenge is all about flowers, I decided to finish it up and use it for this!

I also used another set off my shelf from SU called Because I Care. It is set #48 in my quest to see that all my stamps see ink in 2011.

Ways To Use It Challenge #316:

Stamps: Because I Care (set #48), Sentiment is computer generated
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, PTI White, Basic Grey Lucky DSP
Accessories: Oval & Oval Scallop Nestibitilies, Martha Stewart Border Punch, White Lace, Gold Circle Clip, Eggplant Grosgrain, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Well, that's all for me today!
Need to go get my supper started.
Not quite sure if we'll get to take Fluffy to the park or not this evening. It's been rainy & dreary all day. I'm hopin for some sunshine tomorrow...afterall it's gonna be April 1st!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Greetings from PA!

Hello & Happy Sunday!!

I just wanted to say hello!
We decided late Thursday to make a quick trip home this weekend. Shawn really wanted to go back so we rushed Thursday to get packed and left at 2 am Friday morning.
We drove Winky home and hit all kinds of crazy weather on the way!
Rain, Thunder, Lightening, Sleet, Snow and then Sunshine!
We made it back to Pennyslvania Friday evening and have been enjoying our time here.
Saturday, Deb & I went out and did some shopping. Hit up Micheal's & AC Moore.

Then last nite we sat out by the firepit and roasted hot dogs. It got so cold we couldn't sit there any longer and never got to make the Smores but all is good. We'll be coming back for a long vacation in a few weeks so we'll make them then and hopefully it will be ALOT warmer! :)

So, I just wanted to let everyone know where I was and why I haven't been posting. I'm missing my stamping and will get back to it in a few days so stay tuned, ok?

Tonight we are heading out to meet up with the York Chapter Scikotics and i'm looking forward to that too! It's been wonderful being home!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day, friends!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ways To Use It Challenge 314

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Time for the Ways To Use It Challenge from over at SCS. It is themed "Ink it up with color"!
After looking thru the gallery, I went looking for a set that I could ink and stamp with. I found this set on my shelf called Peaceful Wishes and decided it was time to make a Christmas card. This is also set #47 in my quest to see that all my sets see ink this year! WOW, 47 and I still have ALOT more to go! LOL On this challenge we were not allowed to use any black, brown or white inks. I love doing these challenges because sometimes they make you put on your thinking caps!

Ways To Use It Challenge #315 Card:

Stamps: Peaceful Wishes (set #47)
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock: Handsome Hunter, Riding Hood Red, PTI White
Accessories: SU Top Note Die, SU Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder, Pearl Brad, Riding Hood Red Grosgrain, Gold Brads, Stamp A Ma Jig. Scor Tape

Hope ya like it....I do! :)

Well, that's all for me today!
Thank you for stopping by & I hope you have a terrific day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sketch Challenge 325

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

It's time for another edition of the SCS Sketch Challenge. I have been wanting to get started on this sketch since I crawled out of bed this morning but at 8 am the doorbell rang and it was someone here to fix the leaking roof & a leak in one of our showers. Wasn't at all expecting anyone or I would have been up & dressed. I had to answer the door in my pj's & robe. Errrr that was not the way I wanted to start my day at all!

So, after lunch I was finally able to take on the challenge!! WooHoo!
Here is the layout & my samples....

Still have an empty slot on the card rack for Get Well cards so I used this challenge again for just that. I also used set #46 in my quest to see that all my sets see ink in 2011. This set is one I love called Easy Elegance.

Sketch Challenge 325 Card:

Stamps: Easy Elegance (set $46), Retro Sentiments
Ink: Memento Black, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Cardstock: PTI White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories: SU Scallop Trim Border Punch, SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Gold Dragonfly Brad, Gold Circle Clip, Razzleberry Grosgrain, Corner Rounder, Scor Tape

Also another card that's not too bulky! :)

Well, I just found out that hubby has another business dinner tonight so Kelsey & I are fending for ourselves.....again! Also tonight is American Idol night so i'm gonna go and get our supper started so I can be ready to watch! WooHoo! I'm really enjoying it this year!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Color Challenge 315

Hello again!
Back real quick to share my Color Challenge card from over at SCS today. The colors are: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron & Regal Rose. Since I do not have any of the new In Colors I substituted Pear Pizzazz with Certainly Celery.
The other day I was putting cards on my card rack and realized the Get Well section was empty so I decided to use today's colors for just that.

I did not add alot of embellishments so I can keep the cost down on mailing this. Most of my cards I always use 2 postage stamps because of the bulk and i'm really trying to break myself of that but old habits really are hard to break!
Color Challenge 315 Card:
Stamps: Bloomin Beautiful, Curvy Verses
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Regal Rose, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, White, So Saffron DSP
Accessories: Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, SU Scallop Trim Border Punch, Gold Dragonfly Brad, Scor Tape
Hope ya like!
Well, that's all for tonight!
Thanks again for stopping by!
See you tomorrow!

Our Creative Corner Challenge

Hello & Happy Tuesday!!
Hope your all having a great day!
My day is getting alittle better! I have been without my computer since Saturday when it decided it just did not want to work anymore. Thankfully, I have a hubby who knows his stuff with a computer and he fixed it for now. Not sure how long it will hold up before I will have to either get a new one or a new harddrive but for now i'm back in business! :)
Saturday, the challenge over at the Our Creative Corner Blog was themed "Don't Throw It Away"! Awesome challenge for me because I keep anything & everything from the kitchen. I had this little Crisco container that holds the sticks in and we were getting ready to take Kelsey Saturday to take another mid term exam so I thought I would decorate this little container and add a little chocolate treat to keep her motivated and thinking positive for her exam.
Below is my Crisco Stick Container with added Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups.

Kelsey loved it!
I have so many things that normally would get thrown away hanging around my stamp room. I love altering these kind of things! :)
Our Creative Corner Challenge Project:
Stamps: Sentiment from All Holidays
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Ruby Red, PTI White, Cowgirl Collection from Crate Paper
Accessories: Oval & Oval Scallop Nestibilities, Corner Punch, Soft Sky Grosgrain, Pearl Brad, Kaiser White Pearls, Scor Tape
Well, that's all for now!
Hubby has a business dinner tonight so Kelsey & I will be hanging out by ourselves. I think i'm gonna head to my stamp room awhile to play catch up! I have my Color Challenge card almost done so I will probably be back later to share that so stay tuned!
Till then...
Thanks for stopping by & have a good evening!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Hello & Happy Thursday!!

It is St Patrick's Day....3 days away from Spring! WooHoo!

Today is St Patty's Day and I have dedicated my blog just to this holiday!

I realized I did not upload my St Patty's door hanger this month so I am doing it today!

Then I made my stamp friends back home alittle something for the occasion.
They are Peppermint Pattie sandwiches decorated and placed in a Wilton Pretzel bag.
I'm safe to post this now since I got word that they all received their treats! :)

I'm happy with how it all turned out!

Well, that's all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great St Patrick's Day!
Hope you have a lucky day! :)
Oh and don't forget to wear your green!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sketch Challenge 324

Hello & Happy Wednesday!!

It's gonna be a beautiful day here in Joplin today! Kelsey's even talking about going out in the sun to tan a bit. Her & I are both really white!

Anyways, today is Sketch Challenge day over at SCS and what a terrific sketch it is! I jumped right on it this morning!
Below is the sketch & my samples:

I also used set #46 in my quest to see that all my stamp sets see ink in 2011. This set called, Hello, You....was gifted to me by my friend, Vicki, here in MO. I was thrilled with it because this set is on my Wish List! Thank You, Vicki!!

Sketch Challenge 324 Card:

Stamps: Hello, You (set #46)
Ink: NQN
Cardstock: NQN, Baja Breeze, Vanilla, Springtime Vintage DSP
Accessories: Tulips Embossing Folder, Fancy Flower Punch, Antique Brad, SU Scallop Trim Punch, Scor Tape

Hope ya like!! :)

That's all for me for today!
Think i'm gonna enjoy some sun on my face too today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Color Challenge 314

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope your all having a great day so far! Today is Color Challenge day once again over at SCS. The colors are: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake/Kraft and Soft Suede.

I love these colors together!

Color Challenge #314 Card:

Stamps: A Light Unto My Path (set #45), Warmest Regards
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Crumb Cake/Kraft, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP
Accessories: Baja Breeze Grosgrain, Crumb Cake/Kraft Corduroy Button, Scor Tape

I was happy to be able to use another set off my shelf, A Light Unto My Path.
I love the lighthouse!!

Well, that's all for me!
Thank you for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch #182

Hello & Happy Monday, friends!

Another dreary, cold day here in Joplin. I'm ready for spring to come and this Sunday is the first day of spring! Yipppeee Skippee! All I ask is that the weather here be a bit more gentle on us than it was yesterday!

Anyways, today is Mojo Monday day and below is the layout and my samples:

I used another set off my shelf called Petal Prints. An oldie but a goodie! It's set #44 in my quest to see that all my sets see ink in 2011. I still have alot to go!

Mojo Monday Sketch #182 Card:

Stamps: Petal Prints (set #44), Sentiment from Something to Celebrate
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Vanilla, DSP from My Mind's Eye
Accessories: Corner Punch, Circle & Circle Scallop Nestibilities, Vanilla 5/8 Grosgrain, Pearl Brad, Stamp A Ma Jig,Gold Dragonfly Brad, Dimensional, Scor Tape

Well, I really need to get off the computer and get the vaccum ran & start supper!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great Monday!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 108

Hello & Happy Sunday!

I know i'm posting pretty late. Today was a very unusual day to say the least. This afternoon I went out to the garage to give Shawn a haircut with the clippers and before we went out there it was raining and thundering alittle. So I proceeded to buzz his hair and all of a sudden the thunder & lightening got worse and the hail came. It lasted for atleast 10 mins. and that's no lie! Thankfully, both cars were in the garage safe from all that pounding. At one point it was so loud I thought a tornado was coming! Here are some pictures of what we found once it stopped.

Everything was covered with hail balls not snow although it looks like snow!

Alright, so the reason your here is to see my Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge card.
Below is the sketch and my samples:

I flipped the sketch to fit my stamp....

I also used set #43 in my quest to see that all my stamps see ink. :)

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 108 Card:

Stamps: Friends Never Fade (set #43)
Ink: Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze, SU White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Accessories: Circle & Circle Scallop Nestibilities, Chocolate 5/8 Grosgrain, Pearl Brad, Kaiser White Pearls, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Well, it's late and i'd like to catch the news quick then head to bed.
Thank you for stopping by & have a good nite!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Our Creative Corner Challenge

Hello & Happy Saturday!!

It's turning out to be quite the beautiful day here in MO. I'm anxious to get out then to get some fresh air! Lots to do today!

Today is Saturday and that means it's time for another challenge from the Our Creative Corner Blog! Today's challenge is themed "fabulous fabric"! I'm not a sew-er but I did have a piece of fabric that my friend Jen Nevil gifted me with a few years ago. I had to go in search of it and found it in my image box. There are several different scenes on it so I chose this one with the 2 little boys. I ran it thru the Cuttlebug with my oval Nestibilities and laid it on a piece of white cardstock to make it sturdy. I glued them together then attached it to my Pacific Point Oval Scalloped piece. Nothing too fancy as I let the fabric do all the talking on this, well and that big beautiful bow! I just can't stop making them! :)

I think it's just too stinkin cute! :)

Our Creative Corner Challenge Card - Fabric:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Pacific Point, PTI White
Accessories: Oval & Oval Scallop Nestibilities, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Pacific Point Grosgrain, Pearl Brad, Fabric, Mono Multi Glue, Scor Tape

That's all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a super Saturday!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Free 4 All Challenge #55

Hello & Happy TGIF!!

I'm happy the weekend is once again upon us!
Tomorrow we have alot on our plate but i'll still be posting something before day's end.
Winky is going for an oil change first thing Saturday morning then Kelsey has a mid term to take. Then off to get the truck inspected & get tags for it so then it will be 100% legal! :)

I was up way before Shawn's rooster alarm went off this morning! It was another one of those nights where I tossed and turned and finally at 5 am I said to heck with it.....i'm getting up!
The Free 4 All Challenge today is themed "On the Edge" which makes me think of an Areosmith song called "Livin on the Edge" and now I can't get it out of my mind! LOL

My card uses my Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch for the edge.

And here I thought I was using another set towards my quest to see that all my sets see ink in 2011 but I already used this set and never marked the box. I hope this is no indication of how the rest of my day is gonna go! LOL

Free 4 All Challenge #55 Card:

Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Sentiment from PTI
Ink: Regal Rose, Memento Black
Cardstock: Regal Rose, PTI White, Regal Rose Pattern Pack 2 DSP
Accessories: SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch, Regal Rose 5/8 Grosgrain, Pearl Brad, Scor Tape

I'm pretty happy with my card today...just wish I could get some GOOD sleep!

That's all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a good day!