Sunday, December 28, 2008

I hope ya'll had a great Christmas and that Santa brought you a stocking full of goodies. As you can see still no camera. Hopefully soon, I really miss posting. I wanted to wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. Hopefully in the new year I will have my camera working, I can only hope. :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Sorry for being MIA, but our camera is still not working. Richard is hoping to work on and see if he can get it fixed. We have been extremely busy with the kids school/church/extra-curricular activities that we have barely had time to stop and take a breath. It seems the older they get the more time I spend in my car driving them around, but I wouldn't change it for the world. So please bare with me, and hopefully I will be back soon. Until than have a great Thanksgiving.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Darn Camera

Well, I finally have a couple of cards to show you and my darn camera won't work. It just won't keep a charge for very long. I am going to keep fiddling with it and see if I can't at least get it charged enough so that I could take some pictures. Sorry folks, keep your fingers crossed that I can get it to work.

It is hot here in Texas again, we got up to 104 today. Lucky for me I love all this heat, I just wish we would get some rain. We are so dry here. We have huge cracks in our yard

I am sure you noticed that I change my blog again, but for now I think this works for me so it will be this way for a little while at least. :) Thanks for reading hope to be back soon.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted. We have been really busy the last couple of weeks, we had visitors and since it has been so hot here in Texas we have been swimming a lot, so I haven't had anytime to make anything new. Hopefully this weekend, I will get something made. See you soon!!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rain drops keep falling on my head.........

Yeah, we finally got some rain tonight. I can't remember the last time we had rain. We have been in the triple digets now for 13 days I think. The rain is much appreciated. I know you can't see it very well but I took a picture of the rain coming out of the downspout, it was raining to hard for me to get any closer without getting soaked. LOL But you can see the rain drops on the camera lens. Sorry there is no card, been busy this week, hopefully I will get one made sometime tomorrow. Thanks for reading.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happiness Always

I was on a stamping frenzy last night and than again this morning. I made 5 of these cards for my pen pals and plan to make more. I really had fun making this card. I got the layout idea from The Ultimate Paper Crafts Collection from Paper Crafts & Stamp It! I love this book, it has over 650 projects and ideas. I have another one of their big books (right now the exact name of it excapes me) that has a lot of tips and techniques in it. Anyway this card was really easy to make and came together really quick. We have been really busy with going swimming at the community center and over at a friends house so it was nice to be able to sit and make a quick card. This will be a layout that I use often I am sure. Thanks for reading. Have a great night.

Stamps: Happy Harmony, Just A Note by Creation Inc.
Cardstock: Blue, yellow, black and SU's whisper white
Ink:SU's Ballet Blue Classice ink
Markers: Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, So Saffron, and Old Olive
Rhinestones:Blue Hobby Lobby, I did put small buttons on a few too. :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cranberry Thank you

I started this card last night but finished it today. I used a cranberry colored CS for the base. The DP is from a K-ology 6X6 Hannah Paper pad that I got at Michaels. I mounted it on True Thyme from Stampin Up. I used the Thank You stamp from the Seeing Spots set from Stampin Up. I stamped it in Cranberry Crisp ink on Whisper White CS. I than punched it out and mounted it on True Thyme CS. The ribbon is from Michaels. Thanks for looking.

Sketch Challenge 180

I made this card for SC180 over at Splitcoaststampers. It has been extremely hot here in Texas, so I thought I would try and make a fall card, maybe it would make me think cool thoughts. LOL I haven't decided whether or not that I like it yet. I used Brown CS from Michaels, the white is Georgia Pacific that I got at Walmart. The DP is called Aqua Stripe from the Paper Studio that I got at Hobby Lobby. I used Baskets Full Of Fun from Stampin Up. I stamped the image in black Stazon and used my Prisma Colored Pencils and Colorless Blender pen to blend it. I than stamped the basket on a post it note to mask it and than stamped the apples in black Stazon and colored them in. I haven't put a sentiment on it yet I thought I would wait until I decided on who I was going to send it too. :) Thanks for looking. We are supposed to be in the triple digets in temps for the next 5 days so we will most likely be spending a lot of time at the waterpark. Have a great week and try and stay cool.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Card for Camp

This is a card that I made for Kaitlyn to take to Girl Scout camp this year. I made her about 6 to send to family and friends. I used Kraft paper from Hobby Lobby, and a scrap piece of blue. I used a Versamark pad and stamped the stars and Moons from SU's Halloween Backgrounds. The 3 images are Cuttlebug Die cuts. I paper pieced on each one, so my CB worked over time. :) Kaitlyn was gone for a week at horse camp, she came back home today and was full of stories. She had a great time and can't wait to go back again next year. This is her second time going to a Girl Scout camp, each one different. I would highly recommed if you have a daughter in Girl Scouts that you let her have the experience of going to camp whether it be a week, just over night or even just day camp, it is a wonderful experience. Kaitlyn has learned a lot and loves going. We are very lucky here in Texas that we have very nice camp grounds for the girls to go to. Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

These are the cards that Ethan and Lauren made to send to Kaitlyn at camp. Ethan's is on the
left (just the card) he worked very hard on it, and thought of the whole thing himself. He punched out the flowers and then drew the stems himself. The big brown thing in the middle is supposed to be a horse, because Kaitlyn is at horse camp. The card on the right and the 2 pieces of CS in front Lauren did. We put them in envelopes along with a magazine that featured the Jonas Brothers and mailed it on Monday. She should get it tomorrow or Thursday. I promise to have something that I actually made uploaded tomorrow. Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Keychains and bookmarks

I finally got my camera to work for a bit. Now it is charging. :) I got the idea for the Keychains from Chic n Scratch you can find the link to the left under blogs that I read. Angie has a lot of great idea's and how to video's on her blog, she is a very creative lady. The books marks were a project that was featured over at Splitcoaststampers. They were very easy to make and I had a lot of fun doing them. I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the flowers in chipboard and then again in DP and CS. I get the jumbo paperclips and key chain hooks at Walmart. They take no time at all to make, in fact the thing that takes the longest is waiting for the glue to dry. I use an industrial strength glue by Alleen's to glue the paperclip between the chipboard flowers. Both of these projects are a great way to use up scraps. I am finishing up cards for my DD to take to camp with her, as soon as I get them done and my camera finishes charging I will upload them. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

I have decided to change the layout of my blog. I wanted something a little more layed back so to speak, I still can't decide if I like this one yet, so you may see several changes until I find one I like, so bare with me please. :) I hope y'all had a great 4th and remembered those who have served or are currently serving our Country to give us the freedom that we have all come to love so much. Peace.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Lots of Blue

I made this card last night using Beate's sketch again. I still haven't figured out how to do a link yet, but I am working on it. I used blue CS for the base, the DP is from K and Company, it is from the 6x6 paper pad called Addison. I than put a strip for tan CS. The image is from Stampin Up's Oh So Lovely set. I stamped it on Georgia Pacific white CS in black Stazon and colored it in with my Stampin Up markers. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. Thanks for looking. :)

Just Bee-cause

I just love this bee. I stamped him on Whisper White CS in Black Stazon and colored him with Prima colored pencils, don't know if you can see it or not but I put glitter on his wings. I made the base out of Maroon CS and used tan for the squares. I cute a square of Maroon and used my Fiskars Ultra Shape cutter to Deckle the sides. Than I put 3 tan buttons at the bottom. This is a very quick and simple card.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Crape Myrtles

These are the Crape Myrtles that I have in my back yard. I have 5 total, these two are dwarf ones and the other 3 are more tree like, the tree like ones haven't started blooming yet. This area is still a work in progress as far as plantings and such, behind the Myrtles are Irises that have multiplied since we moved to TX 3 years ago, I need to move them cuz the Myrtles are starting to hide them. The Crape Myrtles smell so good when they are in full bloom. These two are my pink the tree like ones I have one white and 2 lavender colored ones. They are by far my favorite "plants" in Texas and they are everywhere.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sketch Challenge 156

I love this sketch, so simple and quick. I used True Thyme, Marrigold Morning CS from Stampin Up. The stamp is from Stampin Up's Blooming with Love. I stamped it on Whisper White CS in Black Stazon and colored it with my Stampin Up Markers. I put 3 metal dots that I got from Joann's dollar bin. I sponged the image with Marrigold Morning ink. I haven't put a sentiment in it yet cuz I don't know what I want to put on it yet. I used my Fiskars Ultra Shape cutter and the circle template to do the circles. I like the way this turned out and it only took about 15-20 minutes to make, gotta love that. :)

Sketch 182 Redone

When I made this card the first time there was just something about it that was off. I couldn't figure it out. So I asked my GREAT friend Lisa what it needed and she suggested sponging ink on the white CS so that it wouldn't be so stark, I liked that idea a lot, so that is what I did. Here it is with Creamy Carmel ink sponged on it. I really like how it looks now. Thanks Lisa knew I could count on you for good advise. Your the greatest Sis!! :)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sketch Challenge 182

Here is my try at SC182 from Splitcoast. I had a lot of fun making it, but not sure on the main image. I don't have very many large stamps. I used Kraft cs for the base and maroon cs for the larger square and DP from Making Memories for the smaller square. I stamped the branch from Embrace Life, which is a Stampin Up stamp set in black Stazon on Whisper White cs. I colored it with markers and mounted on maroon cs and tied the ribbon around it. I used my Fiskars Ultra Shape Cutter to cut the squares out. I didn't take me long to make at all. I am going to go through my stamps and see what else I have that might work for the main image and give this one another try. :) Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sympathy Card

Richard also needed a sympathy card. I used a marbled yellow CS for the base. Daisy DP strip on the edge and blue for the second layer. Stamped the daisy on water color paper with black Stazon, used my chalk pencils and blender pen to color it in. I really like using the chalk pencils on the water color paper and using the blender pen to blend it all together. I used SU's Warm Regards to stamp "With Sympathy" first I stamped in Morning Glory ink and then stamped in Basic Black just a little "off". I like the way it looked, they yellow kinda gave it a little bit of a shadow effect. I mounted the daisy on yellow CS. And finished it off with yellow ribbon that I got from Michael's. I think Sympathy cards are hard to make, but I like the way this one turned out. I really like the layout. I saw the sketch on Beate's Blog, Fresh and Fun (sorry haven't figured out how to add a link yet). I love to read her blog and see the idea's she comes up with, she does such beautiful work. Hope y'all have a wonderful evening.

Baby Card

This is a baby card that I made for Richard for a co-worker that just had a baby. Used Blue CS for the base and cut yellow CS to fit on just the bottom of the card. I used the $1 alphabet stamps from Michael's to stamp "it's a boy". The baby stamp is from Dollar Tree (I think), I stamped it on Whisper White CS and matted it on a scallop punch out. The blue ribbon is from Michael's as well. Not sure I like the way this turned out but Richard liked it so I guess it is okay. :) Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Here are a couple of pictures of a rose that has bloomed. It is the only varigated one that I have, don't know what it is called, all my rose bushes were planted long before we moved here, so if anyone out there has any idea's let me know please. :) I think it is a miniature rose but again not sure on that. My bushes don't look to good, they don't have to many leaves on the bushes, they are still blooming a little but not as much as they were. Last spring was a very wet one and was told by someone that they got what I think is called water spot. I am not sure how to fix that, any idea's that would help too. :) I am new to all this gardening stuff, so everything I do is a learning experience. But I have had fun none the lesss. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fathers day card

This is the Father's day card that I made for Richard. I used Navy CS for the base and Maroon CS for the strip. The stamp set is called For Father from Stampin Up. Love this set. I stamped it on Whisper White CS in Black Stazon and colored it in with Prisma colored pencils and used the colorless blender pen. I have been using that a lot instead of the baby oil to blend my colors. I used navy ribbon and the metal dots from Joann's. The Happy Fathers Day stamp is a $1 stamp from Michaels that I got awhile ago. I have been meaning to post this about a week ago but life has just been to busy. :) We joined the local Community Center that just opened up and have been spending a lot of time there, swiming and DH and I have been working out. It has really been nice and the kids have really enjoyed all the extra swimming that they have been able to have. We will get lots of use out of the center, I am sure. :)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Here is the card that I made for Ricahrd's birthday which is today. Happy Birthday Sweetie!! :) I used a Fellabella that was stamped and sent to me by Deb one of my pen pals, thanks Deb. I colored him in with Prisma Colored Pencils and mounted it on navy blue CS. I used Kraft cs for the base (I told you that I liked it), the DP is from K & Company. The black metal dots on each end are from Joann's dollar bins. Very quick and simple but I know that Richard will love it. :) Sorry for the somewhat blurry picture, I don't think I let the camera recharge long enough.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sketch Challenge 179

My plan is to do the sketch challenges that take place on Wednesdays over at Splitcoaststampers to get better and to keep myself motivated. I had a lot of fun doing SC179. I got to use some of my smaller stamps. I will probably make a few more cards using this sketch. I used a lot of glue dots on the ribbon at the corner. I used stamps from SU's Simply Said stamp set, stamped them in Black Stazon on Whisper White CS. Colored them in with SU markers. The other papers are from Hobby Lobby. I like their Kraft paper it is pretty heavy weight so it stands up good. I have been using it a lot on my cards lately. :)

I also have a card that I made for Richard's birthday tomorrow, but I have to wait for the camera to charge so I will probably post that one tomorrow.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just Because

I made this card for a friend of mine. Before I got married and moved away we did everything together. We used to share an apartment, and we were in each other's weddings. We have been friends for a long time. Well, she is going through a rough time right now so I thought I would send her a card to cheer her up and to let her know that I am thinking of her, she will get a good laugh out of this. I used Prisma colored pencils and the colorless blender pencil. DP is from Making Memories. Sentiment is from SU but right now the name of the set escapes me.

Monday, June 9, 2008

These are my pictures of my zucchini and the bazil and dill that I planted. As you can see from the other post that the zucchini have really grown big. I picked to zucchini today.