Friday, November 28, 2008

Grand Opening & QP Freebie

Go check out the new store Bouquet of Pixels, Black Friday is just the start. Lots of new goodies & fun to be had. There is also a freebie.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Finally cards!

I haven't seen my stamping friend Cathy for it seems FOREVER so we decided to get together & stamp one day. She is also a SU! demo & she had some other sidelines & her downline there to play too. This card was one of the two projects we did which I love. I didn't take a pic of the other cuz I forgot about it until I started typing this......I will post it soon though. Cathy had us use a SU! Kraft envelope which we folded for this card. She used the SU! Big Shot die to cut the scallops for the envelope flap. All products are SU! that went into this card. I ended up adding the peace stamp & paper to the opened envelope part after I came home. The pull out card we left blank to put whatever we wanted so I decided to all the scallop square stamp & punch to it. Fun card I need to order some of these cute little envelopes ( believe it or not..........Sue Ann doesn't have these envelopes yet. Lordy, Lordy there is at least 1 thing in the catty that Sue Ann doesn't have. I guess by now she does though...LOL we love you Sue Ann)

I used Pearl ex and versamark for the background and then added some stickles to make it shine a little more. I then punch out the white snowflakes using shimmering white SU! cardstock, adding stickles to those too.

This card was inspired by Donna Mundinger at Popsicle Toes.
Her stuff is amazing...go check her out. Sam sent me her link. I used SU! DS paper Holiday Treasures for the background, the SU! Top Note Bigz Die, Martha Stewart punch with various shades of green paper & cs for the tree. I also used the Gingerbread cut outs that my good friend Jenn cut out for me.(She knows I love gingerbread).
Thank you Jenn!!!! Sam & Donna to for the inspiration.
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

All That Jazz

I love the bright colors in the new kit, All That Jazz, I picked up at Bouquet of Pixels. The picture of my little niece just screamed for me to get that kit. I love bright colored kits. Both pages were made with the same kit.
We are having a going away party this weekend for my DD & her DH. They just celebrated their 1 year anniversary & her DH went and bought her another ring to compliment her wedding ring. WOW she sure does sparkle now. He told her it is a combined Anniv & Christmas gift. He cracks me up because he has such a hard time trying to keep secrets from her. He couldn't stand it & gave it to her early.
I do have some cards to post, I just need to get off my lazy rear & upload them....soon.
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I couldn't resist making a Thinking of you box for a friend. I used the template I designed for the Halloween boxes and decorated it with the digi kit After the Summer which was designed by Serene by RW. You can see the kit here. I filled it with sizzle paper & Reese's mini p-nut butter cups. Yummy, one of my MANY chocolate favorites. We stamped last week but I was so wrapped up in other things i haven't posted the fabulous cards & goodies yet.

Carolyn came up with this amazing Christmas card. It is so beautiful in person....I wish pictures showed the true beauty. Jo Anne bought a stamp at the convention that came to town a few weeks ago & Carolyn borrowed it to make this card for us to create. We embossed the SU! Night of Navy ink with Transcendence from TAC & used stickles on the stars. It just sparkles.

Sam created this gorgeous card using Pearl-Ex and versamark. WOW does it ever POP in person. It is so pretty IRL.

Vickie spotted this turkey , I think from SCS and we played around with it. There is a peppermint patty in the middle. Fast & fun to make. The gals were over the top last week. We won't be stamping until after Thanksgiving so I am sure we will be doing more Christmas cards. Thanks for taking a peek. Hope your imagination flows!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Life in the Country

I am really excited at the fact that we have a possibility of 11 new calves being born this coming Jan/Feb. Last year was not a very successful year. Half of our calves were stillborn. We think the bull was too big and the calves were too large for our cows. The bull we used this year is smaller. My husband nicknamed him Shorty and there were plenty of jokes made about him. He did the trick though so hopefully this will be a better year to come. I used the same kit on this layout, After the Summer made by Serene by RW at BouquetofPixels. I love the rich colors in this kit. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Exciting News

I was asked to join a CT for a new store getting ready to launch in December. I was honored to receive this invitation. The store is Bouquet of Pixels. If you are wanting to take a shot at joining a CT here is an application.
This is my first layout using After the Summer by Serene by RW . These are my DD's. My youngest DD is getting ready to move to Texas with her hubby who is in the Air Force. She has never lived anywhere but AZ so this will be a new adventure. I just hope she doesn't get homesick. I know I will sure miss her but at least Texas isn't so far away I can't visit. What makes me sad is my grand babies will be so far away when they are born. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Back in the saddle

Sam challenged us to come up with a card with this tree template. This is my version. I used SU! DS paper, cardstock and a level 2 hostess set. The flowers are from the bridal section at Michael's. The sentiment around the package says "a little something".

Marie gave us this card idea, I love how this card turned out. Pictures never seem to do the cards justice for some reason. Thanks Marie, great card.

Miss Vickie found this card (I think on SCS) but not sure. Wish I knew so we could credit the originator. I love that fact that Vickie can spot & replicate the cutest dad gum cards. He was so much fun to make. I used stickles on his eyes to make them sparkle. Thanks Vicki for the cute card.

If you digi scrap, Summer Driggs always gives away the best kits. She is so generous & this month the kit she has designed is free too but she is asking for donations to help a baby girl named Breezy and her family battle with cancer. I made this card for Summer because she is truly showing kindness from her heart. Thanks Summer!

Here are 3 more birthday cards I didn't get posted due to the craziness life threw at us this past 2 weeks. Laura sent me the green card which has crystal effects on the flowers, beautiful card Laura, Thank you! Alyce sent me the middle card, love the softness of this card. I love Alyce's style. Thanks Alyce. Marie gave me the pink & black card which is very beautiful in person. Thanks Marie. I am going stamping tomorrow so hopefully I will get back in the swing & post at least once a week again. Til next time.....Happy stamping!