Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Here is my take on it. I made 2 different cards. I think i like the butterfly better.

Friday, August 21, 2009

A sunflower kind of day

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Playing Christmas

So i am trying to find a design i like for my Christmas cards this year.

I really like these 2 but i don't know where to find more paper like this since this paper came in a packet of mixed papers.

Anyway please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fun Gifts

I have just been playing around making a few little notebooks to have on hand to give away as gifts someday. These are so fun to just experiment on and see what combinations i can come up with. I love the polkadot one. My favorite one.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just a note

I was bored and bummed out so i decided to throw myself into some crafty projects.
These are the results. Fun colors, Fun flowers and just a simple birthday card using a new embossing folder i just got.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge # 34

Today i decided to try something new.

I am making a card for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge.

This is the first time I have participated in a challenge like this.

It was kind of fun, stretching my imagination.

I like the way my little card turned out.

I used Paper Trey Ink paper, and ribbon and button.

SU stamps

and crocheted a little flower.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Adventures of Doyle's Youth

Sit back and grab a soda to sip on. I have to tell you about my adventure today i went on with Doyle. I think i have married a crazy man. I wish i would have had my camera with me.
He keeps telling me about this bridge in Nibley that he dove off of when he was about 15 and almost broke his neck. Its one of those old black train bridges. You can see the bridge from the road and we have been talking about walking back to it for a year now. So today after lunch when he said what do you want to do i said lets walk back to that bridge you are always talking about.
I had on capris and he had on shorts.
Luckily i had my tennis shoes with me.
He parked off the side of this dirt road and we started to walk down it. I thought it would be dirt road all the way there. Boy was i wrong.
We got to the old Pea Vinery as he calls it and the road ended.
He told me how and where the train use to run by it and he use to play there as a kid. Then he starts trapsing off into the weeds that are now up to my waist like nothing and i am lagging farther and farther behind. As we get back to the corner there is a fence. First an electric fence, and right behind it a fence made out of, how do i explain this, like a cattle fence but it is about 7 ft. high. and it has thistles all along it taller than it. He just hops over the electric fence and stomps the thistles out of the way and climbs up over the other fence and i am standing there thinking there is no way i am getting over that electric fence, and then how in the heck am i going to get over the next one. I am trying to stop him so he can help me and finally i am yelling at him, he finally comes back and steps down on the electric fence so i can climb over it. I am not sure if it was on or not, i didn't dare check. Then you should have seen me trying to climb the next fence. I must be as crazy as he is. Almost 5o and i'm out in a weed patch climbing fences. Well we trapes on in the weeds that are now higher than ever, going places no one has been in a decade and he veres off to the left. Here the walking is easier because we finally end up in an alfalfa field. We walk along there for a while and i am thinking to myself we are moving away from the bridge, not to it. He decides to go through the brushes again and finds another fence, OMG! another fence. Luckily, it was a small wire one, and he pushes the weeds away and climbs over it and there is a house, so we have to climb over another fence immediately to the right which is a small wood fence that the pine tree was hiding and that led us down a small path where there was a tiny stream running and into a horse pasture.
This was kind of down in a dip away from the house. Thank goodness, we might of had a farmer come out with his shotgun. We walk over to this other fence at the end of the pasture and I take one look and tell him he is crazy and i am not going that way and push him out of the way and head back across the pasture and up to the fence we just crossed only this time it is up by the front of the house and i didn't care who saw me i was going up by the house and down the dirt road that i thought for sure would lead us out of there. No more jungle adventures for me.
So he follows me and we get on the road and go around the corner and guess what is right there in front of us?
The Bridge.
I wanted to strangle him.
I told him he was going to go back and get the car and come and get me on the dirt road.
After we hung out at the bridge, he took off after the car and i headed down the dirt road.
It wound down around the river and over to some new houses and out on the highway.
I couldn't believe it. The easiest way to the bridge and he has to take me through some strange jungle the back way to try and find it.
Now that i look back, i have to smile. That is the adventurist side of Doyle that i love and that keeps him going.
He loved every minute of it. I think he liked the walk back to the car the best because he took another path through the thicket and got all scratched up and burrs were stuck to him everywhere. I just keep shaking my head when i think about it. He has had a smile on his face all day. It really was a wonderful day. What a great guy.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Raspberry Suite Challenge #14

Hi everyone, Today i am working on Dawn McVey's color challenge and i am excited to share my card with you.

Funny story. I'm looking for a cute flourish to stamp on the text background i made and saw this one that i used but didn't know it was a pretty dove until i stamped it. DUH! you would think i was blind or something. But wow was i surprised and PLEASANTLY surprised I must say.


For this card I used Plum Pudding, Scarlet Jewel, rustic cream and bitty box basics paper from PTI.
The ribbon is scarlet Jewel and vintage cream twill form PTI.
Cream twine, PTI
I stamped the rustic cream with Background basics text style from PTI with Scarlet Jewel Ink, all PTI.
The Peace…be still is from the Heavenly Medley in Scarlet Jewel also PTI
I think the only thing that isn’t Paper Trey Ink is the eyelets. They are from my stash of long ago.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Pink Stamper Day 4

I'm a little late with this challenge but wanted to post it anyway.
I really need to work on getting better pictures. The card looks so much better in real life.

I thought when Robyn said you could cover buttons with material that was a great idea, but i wanted to do a funky button so i made one with paper.

I really like how it turned out. I didn't have the patience to thread the string through so i just tied a bow and adhered it with a glue dot. It works. LOL

I also pulled out a cuttle bug template i havn't used and tried it for the back ground and brushed it with pink. Enjoy!

Friday, August 7, 2009 challenge

Trying a new challenge over at the

I added their link on the left.

Check it out.
I love butterflies and i love it when you emboss them how stinkin cute they are.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Pink Stamper challenge day 3

Just a quick card of something i love.
Browns. I love browns and embossing.
Very simple card made with the brown stars of itty bitty stars PTI
happy birthday is from bithday sentiments PTI
Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My Pink Stamper challenge day 2

Today we are challenged to do something with school.
So here is my take on it.
A fun little note book to carry around and write notes back and forth to friends or take notes for class.
A little pen is attatched.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Just a fun birthday card

Day 1 My Pink Stamper challenge

The Picture never turns out as well as the card in real life.
Today "My Pink Stamper" (see button at left) is kicking off a week long challenge. Check out her site. It is great. Todays challenge was to pull out an old wheel from stampin up and use it on your project. That was so hard for me. First of all I couldn't find my roller, even though i knew i had One somewhere. Then the ink had dried up so i had to re-ink it then it wasn't working and when i looked i noticed the ink pad had stuck in the down position away from the wheel. LOL!! It has been a long time.
But here is the results.
If you look closely at the dark green you can see the flowers i rolled in black. Its a good thing it is mostly hid, they are crooked. LOL!
Fun, i really like the way this birthday card turned out and i can't wait to give it away.