Monday, October 29, 2007

Best in the field

Yes I finally made a card on the day of the challenge! Can you believe it?!!? I actually have a challenge combo card! Yaaaayyy for me!LOL!

This past weekend my MIL had a shirt that had a pic of a scarecrow with "Best in the field" on wooden sign and I thought it was the cutest! So of course I took the idea and put it on a card. The card layout is called the Z fold and is Beate's weekend sketch challenge #25. The bayou base is stamped w/flannel plaid tone on tone. The main image is a cracked glass image which is todays technique challenge. I colored the Hambo scarecrow w/my prismacolor pencils before embossing w/UTEE for the cracked glass. I had to use my wasabi new ribbon so I used the color combo: blue bayou, choc chip, wild wasabi, ruby red, and river rock. I also added in pumpkin pie for the pumpkins. I printed the sentiment out on my computer and used the large oval punch and dimensionals. The button keeps the card closed. River rock photo corner is quickutz.

I was having a good day until I realized what today was and it was like I hit a brick wall. We lost my Granny Hickey 18 years ago today to cancer. Her funeral was actually on Halloween day so for a long time it was too hard to enjoy the day it just didnt seem right. Those of you who read my blog regulary will probably remeber the card I posted sent to me by Cindy (mothermark) with the three little fishies song my Granny used to sing to me. I L'dOL a few times today remebering things about her! Okay yall all know how I love to tell stories so here's another one. My Granny moved in with us a few weeks before she passed away and I had a friend name Julie and her nick name was Poofy (b/c she had her hair cut like one of the guys from New Kids on the block I think his name was Danny). Dont ask!LOL! It was a dare LOL! Anywho...Granny always called her Poopy she could never get her name right! Rest in peace Granny you will be loved forever!

Happy Mail Day

Look what I got in the mail! I got this Thank you card from n5stamper (AKA Mom) for her party. Wasnt that sweet?!?! I lifted this pic off her blog. You can click on the link on the sidebar- Scrappinbelle - to see her other creations. Thank you for the beautiful card!

So far today has been a great day! I got an unbelievable package in the mail today from my big sis! (Thank you soooo much!) I also had a Stampin up order waiting on me when I got in from my Dads's! Happy mail day!!YYAAA!!! Im off to play now I will try to get a pic of a card today but the winds here are about 20mph so it might not be possible.

BTW we had a great time Saturday night. The kids got to ride the train at night and of course got too much candy! Everyone loved their costumes!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Poppin in

Hey everyone Im just poppin in before we head to the family fall festival at the Pre-K. I need to vent for a second b/c I feel smoke coming out of my ears!!! Alana got in the car today and told me some little girl in another class slapped her in the face!! WHAT??!!!?? Nothing in her folder informing me of this or any actions taken!NOTHING!! So needless to say I will be sitting in the office first thing in the morning! She did tell me they went to the principals office but try getting details out of a 6 year old! All she could tell me was the little girls said she was playing and she wouldnt do it again. How can you be playing slapping someone in the face??!!!?!?

After I get through at the school tommorrow Im coming home locking all the doors turning off the phone, etc b/c one way or another I AM going to get to stamps tommorrow!LOL! Things have just been insane lately! I had to take my stepmom to the Dr Tuesday which of course took up most of the day and Wed my sister put her car in the ditch. Drama and stress galore!!!

Hoos Birthday

I finally got to stamp today! Not alot of blah-blah today Im going to meet my Dad for lunch and after the kids get out of school we are going to the fall family festival at the Pre-K.

I combined todays masking challenge w/the sketch challenge. I had to move the panel to the bottom instead of the top b/c I wanted it to look like the owl was perched on the sentiment. This is for a boy in Braydens class so I couldnt make it too girlie so I just added some buttons.

Stamps: Carolyn King stamps, wood grain from Michaels

Paper: summer sun, kraft, choc chip

Ink: timber brown stazon

Other: buttons, hemp twine, markers, aquapainter, dimensionals.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New Banner

Check out my new banner my super sweet friend Ashley made for me! Is it not the cutest?!?!???
Click on the sidebar for Ashley's blog- ashleys creative corner and see her new banner plus some super cute sneak peeks from Hanna stamps!

Thanks Ashley! You rock!LOL!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Lots of pics!

Well I did get to stamp something FINALLY today and wouldnt ya know it started sprinkling and the wind was so bad NO PIC! So I thought I would share some pics from this weekend.

The first pic is of Madison at her field trip last week to the pumpkin patch. This was her second year going but this year they had a new inflatable bouncer that the kids could jump in. When Madison realized the thing closed up she quickly and politely told them she was NOT going in there!LOL!

The next pic is of Mama and Jessie at the costume party. Jessie was sooooo funny that night! We had a blast! He was a drunken pirate and believe me he fist the part!LOL! The kids thought he looked funny with this pirate wig.

These are my little superheros! They were so cute posing for the pics!LOL! Brayden- superman, Madison-supergirl, Alana-Wonder Woman. My neice Makayla did NOT like Danny or Brayden's masks and they both thought that was funny and tried to scare the poor child all night long!

The last pic is of my whole gang. Danny was the devil very fitting(just kidding) and I was part devil and part angel. My little ones are posing away again!LOL! Hope you enjoyed looking at my pics!

Monday, October 22, 2007

HAPPY BDAY TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey everybody! I promise I have not fell off the face of the earth!LOL! I have so much to post just not the time lately! I have sooo many cute pics to share from the party Sat, the pumpkin patch, and RAKS to share but for today Im spending the day with my family. Kids go back to school tommorrow and I have to take stepmom to Dr but hopefully after lunch I will be in the zone!LOL!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pumpkin patch bear

Finally! I can upload! I had computer probs galore yesterday! First I couldnt upload my pic on my blog. Then internet was down all night last night around here. Walmart was even down and could only take cash. Talk about some MAD people in line!LOL! Danny was laughing at me last night b/c I was going crazy w/no internet! So not funny!

I made this card yesterday it was an idea my Mom had that I decided to put on paper. I used the pumpkin bear from a retired SU set called costume bears and the fence is from another retired set called Happy Fall Yall (I think!). I colored the image w/my SU markers and aquapainter on wc paper and layered on pumpkin and mustard. I kept the layout pretty simple on this one not alot of time to get into alot of layers. I had some leftover moss faux bows and ribbon from a card swap and decided to throw them on the card too. I pierced under the image and the left two corners.

We had a fabulous time today at the pumpkin patch and I will share pics later. Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Blogger probs

Sorry no post today. Im having trouble w/my blogger loading pics. I will try again tommorrow but it will be later afternoon b/c we have a field trip to the pumpkin patch tommorrow. Have a great day!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Amercian crafts popcorn slider

Todays challenge was to make a popcorn slider. Ive never made one before so I decided to jump on the challenge. This was super easy to make and I will definetly be making more. I used my American crafts dp and stem silhouettes. I colored the image with my markers and matted on rose red and certainly celery. I used the thank you from circle of friendship ( 1"circle) stamped in black and matted on soft sky ( 1 1/4" circle). I used my black grosgrain ribbon for my pull. I glued the end of my popcorn slider b/c I liked the way it looked better. Super easy and simple gift!

How sweet again

I made this card this past week and forgot to load it. OOPPSS! I was looking through my color combo book and found this color combo: ballet blue, rose red, and groovy guava. I colored the image w/my prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. I made my own dp with the flowers from butterfly kisses and put stickles in the center of the flowers. I put bling in the flower centers on the chair.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Sweet bling

Look what I got in the mail this weekend! I couldnt wait to get this set! Who doesnt love chocolate!??!!? I struggled with this card this morning. (Note to self: need a bigger card base than 4x4 when using image and sentiment!LOL!)

This card was made for todays challenge:BLING!! Ashley pm'd me yesterday so see if I wanted to do a challenge. HECK YEAH!!LOL! So we decided to make a 4x4 card using regal rose and certainly celery so of course I used my rule using choc chip as a neutral. This set was perfect for the combo challenges. I put stickles in the flower centers on the chair and on ALL the little dots in the background w/the choc drops.

I colored the image using my markers and aquapainter again! I cant stop!LOL! Well I actually have to b/c I used my last piece of watercolor paper today (pout). I put this card together like 3 or 4 times before I found a layout that would work. This layout is so not my usual style but I think it works. I already had everything I wanted on the card laid out and was determined to get it on there somehow!LOL! I used my quikutz choc drop (choc chip cs) and traced it on chipboard and cut it out and covered it in crystal effects. Of course this card is going to my sister I havent made her a card in a long time so I couldnt wait to get this set! All this ribbon I used today is from Taylor's ribbon share and matches SU colors perfectly!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

wsc22 Unfrogettable

I made this card this past weekend and forgot to post it. I used Beate wsc22 for the layout. I had a hard time with this card. There's just something about it I dont like but Im not sure what it is.LOL! I started w/a cameo coral card base stamped with polka dot background tone on tone. I cut a 4" circle in apricot appeal and stamped the dragonfly randomly in cameo coral. I applied diamond stickles to the dragonfly wings and added bling. The frogs was colored using my SU markers and aquapainter on watercolor paper. I made grass using gable green and attached it under the frogs feet and added googlie eyes to the frog. I layered the frog image on gable green and orchid opulence. The dragonfly was colored w/SU markers and covered in stickles. I stamped the sentiment in coral and went back over the unfrogettable w/my SU gable green marker. The ribbon is from Taylors ribbon share.


Yesterday was a happy mail day! LOOK what came in the mail for me!

The first card is from Roseanne Knowles (sumtoy). Thank you so much for the card! I love the sheer ribbon on the card.

The second card is from Jessica (jessjean). Isnt it lovely!?! I love the torn image!

The third card is from Leesa (berrynicecards).
It's just the cutest! I love the pumpkin!
Thank you all so much! I love them!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Busy Week

Hey everyone! I just wanted to pop in and let you know I will not be posting much this week. Its going to be a crazy one! My stepmom had back surgery yesterday so Im helping my Dad with her the next few days while she's in the hospital. I have a class to prepare for, swaps, field trips, etc. going on this week too. I hope to be able to post at least a couple of times this week but I'll have to see how much stamping I get done. Have a great week!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

FS35 Cowboy Kid Case

Its been awhile since Ive been able to do a featured stamper challenge. Today the featured stamper is Anna (sweetmissdaisy) and she has an amazing gallery! I had alot of fun playing with my cowboy kid the other day and when I saw Anna's card I knew I wanted to case it. I loved her layout! I changed the dp, colors, brads, and sentiment.

I used my HL chocolate textured cs for my card base 4 3/4" sq. My main image is colored w/markers and an aquapainter. I saw yesterday where reneejul1 posted a card that she colored this same way and had to try it! I love the results! I used my choc chip, creamy caramel, ballet blue, night of navy, and rose red markers to color the image. I stamped the wanted sentiment in choc chip after stampin off but after I posted the card I noticed you really couldnt see it so I went back and stamped it w/out stamping off and it looks better. I distressed and sponged the image and torn the right top corner off. I layered my main image on night of navy. To make the tabs I used the HL choc paper and placed 2 silver brads I adhered the tabs to the back of the night of navy layer. My Daisy D paper was perfect for this card so I distressed and sponged and matted it on ballet blue. All mats are 1/4".

Julie is going to post a tutorial on coloring w/the markers and I'll place a link to her blog when she does. It's definetly something to try if you have the markers! Have a great weekend.

Friday, October 5, 2007


Sorry no post yesterday. I had a VERY bad day! Todays challenge was to use dp on your card and you could only use a sentiment and a background stamp. Well....sentiments are lacking in my stamp collection. I dont know why I just dont have alot of sentiment stamps only the ones that come w/images. Like the one I used today. I used the sentiment from green thumb (PTI). When I saw todays challenge was focused mainly on dp I knew I wanted to pull out my Daisy D paper I've been hoarding. I love the vibrant fun colors in this dp. I also wanted to use some ribbon I've been hoarding Charmaine sent me. I used the kickstand card by Kirsten b/c its a great way to show off dp. The kickstand card is easy just think of it like a tent topper card. You take your regular card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and cut 1" off the bottom of the front card base. When you add your shape for your kickstand just make sure it lines up w/the bottom of the inside card base (5 1/2). Hope that makes sense.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I think we are going shopping some this weekend!YYYAAAYY! Bad granddaughter that I am I forgot my Papa's bday Monday (oops!) so we are going to visit them one day this weekend. He has sold all of his cows and goats so the kids arent going to like that!LOL! Papa has 3 ponds so maybe one of them will have some fish biting this time! Last time we went they werent. We didnt even see them swimming around. It was very hot that day though! But Papa let them ride on the tractor so that made it better!LOL!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

sc144 Garden Bling

I love todays sketch challenge and I wanted to do a cheerful, fun card so I pulled out my new Cutite pie dp from SU and my garden whimsy. The cutie pie and bashful blue layer is 2 x 4 with a 1/4" mat. The main image meaures 1 3/4 x 5 with a 1/4" mat. I used my WW punch to make tabs for my cutie pie layer and added bling . The main image is stamped in so saffron, purely pomegrante, and old olive. Each of the butterfly are 3-d and have stickles. When I finished the butterflies the image looked like it still needed something so I added the bling. The sentiment is stamped in bashful blue and layered w/bashful blue. I also added bling to the sentiment. This card really SPARKLES but its very windy here, cloudy, and it was beginning to rain so I had to take one quick pic and hope I got a good one.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Chocolate Bayou Kid

That sounds like a cowboy name doesnt it??!! So meet The Chocolate Bayou Kid long distance cousin to The Sundance Kid!LOL!

Okay about this card....I DID NOT have a good stamping day today. First off I knew better than to cut into my cs before making a template for the card. I used Beate wsc21 Library file folder card. After I messed up the first card I used a piece of computer paper to make my template. I still didnt get it just right but it will do for today!

I used today color challenge for the colors of the card. Choc chip, river rock and blue bayou. Well these colors just screamed cowboy to me! I also got to use some of my new blue bayou pp and choc chip wide grosgrain ribbon. I distressed and sponged all edges and the images were colored using primsacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. Im going to keep the blah blah short today since it took me 2 1/2 hrs to finish this card.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Tlc136 Doodle think fast

Todays challenge was a great one! Beth challenged us to take a pic from our gallery and the only thing you could change were the stamps and trim layers a little if needed. I still had this priceless card b/c the pic I took was horrible and I was going to take another pic well today was the perfect opportunity! I changed my stamps and wheel from priceless to doodle this and wheel. I used my white gel pen to color in the flowers from the doodle wheel and changed my ribbon placement hope the challenge police dont get me for that!LOL! I changed my sentiment to the faux ribbon sentiment also. I loved this color combo so it was fun to do another flower card with it. I havent inked up my big doodle flower in awhile so it got some love today!
Stamps: doodle this, jumbo doodle wheel, faux ribbon
paper: blue bayou, marigold morning, wild wasabi
ink: same
other: oval punch, Robert Stanley collection sheer ribbon, bling, dimensionals,
paper piercer.
Hope you all had a great weekend! The shower was lovely and my cousin got some great stuff. She loved the meal planner!YAY! Hello to any of the ladies who got my blog address at the shower!