Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Don't Underestimate the Force!!

I am loving these new images from AlotaRubber stamps!!! These children dressed up as their favorite movie characters are just a few of the new Halloween stamps that have been released! There are LOTS of them.. these are part of the Galactic Friends set - And the new background stamp, Mobile Street Houses, is also a new release.. perfect for Halloween trick or treaters, but also can be used for any other character stamps!

I colored the background stamp with my chalks... I wanted a more muted and soft background, I then colored my kids with my Copics and then cut out. My card base is a core'dinations black and yellow card stock, I used a sparkle pattern paper called Star Swirls from Reminisce - the images are matted on a piece of the black card stock with the kids all attached with pop dots. The sentiment "Don't underestimate the Force" is also from Alota Rubberstamps and is part of the Framed Galactic Friends set.. LOTS more fun images on that set!

Well today was suppose to be Hubby and I putting up the last half of the ceiling in the craft room addition... but he had to go into work at the last minute.. sigh.. oh well this will give me some time to catch up on laundry again and house work, that is very needed! I hope you have a better, more fun day planned - maybe if I am a good girl and get all my chores done I can have some crafting time later :0) .. you and I both know that I will find time for that! LOL

Have a wonderful day!
HUGS and-

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas time!

Tuesday's Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge day and today we are working towards Christmas! And there are so many new fun, beautiful Christmas images out there you know this is a great chance to get some Christmas cards or projects done with new stamps!!

For me... I have become addicted with making these little ornaments. I showed one last week, this is my second one. Yes I went back to the Hobby store and picked up more of these blank paper ornaments. Ok so they were no longer 40% off.. but hey they are only .99 cents so they are still very affordable!

I started with another of the new Stampavie Sarah Kay images, this is Noel Peace, is it gorgeous or what? I colored with my Copics, then tore around the edge of the image and then inked to age. I then covered the ornament with Making Memories papers - lined and music pattens. I tore the edges and glued that down all around the edge of the ornament. Then sanded and inked for aging again. Glued down the image... then added a piece of vintage looking lace, and three small pearl embellishments. Tied a bow with a sheer ribbon at the top and done. These really do come together quickly - and I am just loving making them - that is a warning... you are going to see lots of them over the next few weeks... I can't wait to see a whole tree full of these! And I think they will make great Christmas gifts!

Now please pop on over to A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge and see all the gorgeous Christmas projects! and again we have a great Sponsor this week! Summer owner of Belle's 'n Whistles has some really cute stamps for you to have a chance at!

I am so excited.. Hubby is taking today off and we are going to put the ceiling up in the "addition" my future craft room! Will be lots of labor today.. and I am sure yelling...LOL but after this is the walls... then the floor... and oh my it is really becoming a real room! No longer a dream! Better eat my Wheaties though - I am the "holder" while he puts the boards up!

HUGS and have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Disney Journals -

Hi - ok this is way off from the normal.. but I thought I might show you the simple little journals I made for my nieces and nephew. This Friday they leave for Disney World - For those that didn't see my post about their trip - you can find all the details in HERE on the Dream Factory web site. Tagen my nephew has CP and was chosen by the Dream Factory to make a wish come true. His wish was to play in Mickey's Playhouse. So the entire family is being treated to a one week vacation in Disney World. My Sister came up with this idea for them to have a journal, so each evening they can write or draw a memory from that day. They can also use it to gather those all important autographs from all the Disney characters.

Now I wanted to keep these simple and flat - so they could slide in and out of their backpacks easily. And I wanted them to reflect their personalities - With lots of BRIGHT, FUN, COLOR -

Tagen's (age 7 on Friday) of course had to be all about Mickey -

Kaylynn's (age 8) had to have lots of "puppies" and "dogs" on it, as that is her main priority to see all the dogs of Disney. This girl is obsessed with doggies...

Talisyn's (age 10) had to be girly with lots of pink and sparkles. I so wanted to add lots of flowers and embellishments - but that went against my flat rule.. :0)

All three were made with Composition Notebooks. I got a huge stack of them over a year ago on clearance with the school supplies, I paid 5 cents each! Now that is a deal! I covered them with scrapbook papers, added their names, stickers, computer printed clip art, bling, and stickles. For bookmarks I strung plastic beads on ribbon and then ran down the spine of the notebook, then covered with gaffer tape.

I hope they are going to like them - I can't wait to see them when they get back, I am sure they will really be cute at that point can't wait to see all that they put inside!

Have a wonderful Monday!
HUGS and-

Sunday, September 27, 2009

And we have a winner!

Hi I am here to announce the winner of my clean out candy - I thank each of you for following and reading as you do! And keep an eye out... as I have been cleaning more... so I think I will have another clean out candy real soon. ;0)

So who is the winner....

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-09-27 16:21:08 UTC

and that is.....


thanks for a chance to win this sweet candies :).
Greetings from Poland! :)

Friday, 18 September, 2009

So Jaspisowa... if you can email me at with your address I will get this out right away! If I don't hear from her in 36 hours I will do another random number generator and pick another winner - so If you know Jaspisowa... let her know she is the winner!!!

HUGS.. see you tomorrow!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

These Items Need Some Love Blog Candy!!


Hi - well I have started going through my boxes in the hopes that soon my Craft Room Addition will be finished and I can move in! Hubby has put all the insulation in and sheet rock and ceiling are next!

Well as I was going through my mountains of stuff I started putting aside a stack to put in a garage sale... I have no idea when that will happen, can't happen here cuz I live out in the country. So I decided, I would much rather instead of taking stuff and selling somewhere else I would love to see it all go to someone that would love to receive it and will actually use it! Many of these items have never been used (shhh don't tell Hubby) others just used a time or two... and now they need to move on to someone that will show them some love!

And you never know.. I may just keep adding to this! :0)

So what do we have in these horrible photos.. (this stuff was hard to photo!)

Starting with all of the stamps... (my CD case era... LOL) This is ELEVEN SETS OF STAMPS!
Technique Tuesday - Whirly Gig
Autumn Leaves - Minis (multiple collections)
Autumn Leaves - Snap Frame Alphabet by Katie Pertiet
Stampendous! - Petal Plus
Stampendous! - Encouraging Words
See D's - Piece of Cake
See D's - Plain Jane Alphabet Set
See D's - Springtime Swirls
See D's - Dot to Dot Alphabet Set
See D's - Picture This
Love Foam Set

Then I also found:
2 Hot off the Press Sara Books Love & Family sets
Hot off the Press 8x8 Wedding Papers
Hot off the Press 8x8 Baby Papers
2 spiral journal to decorate!

Again ... I just may add more to this :0)

So what do you need to do win my "stuff"?

Spread the word of my Candy with a link to my blog on your blog.

If you don't have a blog then please let the world know by telling your friends or shouting out on whatever forum you belong.

Leave a comment ON THIS POST with a link to where you spread the news

If you would like to be a follower that would be great - if you already are - Thanks so much! But not necessary to winning ;0)

And that is it! I'll ship world wide so no worries there -

This Candy will close on Saturday Sept. 26th at Midnight Central Time - then on Sunday Sept. 27th I'll do a random number generator and announce the winner that evening!

It's Saturday!

Donkey/Libbie Day!

I went out yesterday afternoon - the sun was shining bright and everyone enjoying the weather. It is a bit cooler now, they are seriously enjoying that. They don't like the summer heat. And we have had rain!! YEA!! So that means there is actual green stuff growing!

Vickie was looking over her little girl Mirta... who by the way is a gorgeous red and white spot! Vickie is such a good Mom... and gorgeous herself!

Ellie Mae is Vickie's Best Friend - and one of first donkeys. We keep our fingers crossed that one day she will have a baby of her own. Hubby keeps saying this is her year... I so hope he is right. She is a beautiful girl.

I caught "Daddy" and Sergio having some private time. Sergio is a sweet little boy... We are both getting very attached to him - our boy....

Of course in this pen you can't have private time for very long - then the other two babies - Felicia and Carlos want their time too... :0)

And one of Libbie this morning... although she was in a hurry again and really did not want to sit still... if only you could see the shaking... The Cat was down the hall taunting her.... nanny nanny boo boo... one second later and she was gone!

Well Saturday Donkey/Libbie Day... thanks for letting me share "my babies" with you - and I hope you have a wonderful day! :0)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Just Magnolias in Pink Grey and Black!

It's Just Magnolias Friday! And I just love the challenge this week! Pink and Grey with the option of Black! Ok, so I really took the option with mine... LOL

For my card I pulled out one of my newer favorites... I fell in love with this Tilda as soon as I saw it online, then when I got it in the mail I really was excited! I like that it is a bit larger. I colored her with my Copics - making sure she was all in pink and grey!

And I just love the pattern papers - They are Making Memories, and as soon as I heard the challenge, these papers popped into my head! I picked three of the patterns and then matted them with Papertrey Ink Black Card stock and sewed them down with pink thread. Then all the pieces were placed onto a white card stock base.

Then I remembered that I had gotten a new Martha Stewart "Thanks" border punch!!! How cool is it? I then used EK Success border punch across the bottom of the Thanks... and left just enough in the middle for the pink and white gingham ribbon. I love that Thank punch... I think I need more of the "word" borders - BUT I really love how the new Martha Stewart border punches fold up, wow wish all the border punches did that - They stand up and save space!

Oh and then one more touch to my card - I added one Mulberry Pink Rose on Tilda's rose. Was the perfect size -

Now you just have to visit the Just Magnolia's challenge site and see all the gorgeous Pink, Grey and optional black cards! Our sponsor this week is The Hobby House and has a great prize!

So it is already Friday.. you have plans for this weekend? Me.. not to much - hanging around the house... a little work, a little house cleaning and hopefully a lot of crafting! What are you doing?

HUGS and-

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Sarah Kay Noel Charity Ornament!

I was in Hobby Lobby the other day... I know shocker there huh? LOL Anyway I was walking around trying to find some inspiration... some mojo... you been there before? I went down the Christmas isle and saw these oval paper mache ornaments. I guess that is what they are.. kind of a chipboard looking stuff. Anyway they were on sale 40% off and at .99 cents minus 40% that was some pretty cheap inspiration! As soon as I picked it up I saw the Sarah Kay Noel images!! I only bought one... duh not real smart. I think I am going to go back and get more of them - how GORGEOUS would it be to do all of the Sarah Kay Noel images and put them on a tree!!! Yep that was some great inspiration and mojo!!

So I went through my pattern papers and found some lined and music papers from K&Company - I glued them onto the ornament, sanded and inked. I then stamped out Stampavie's Sarah Kay Noel Charity image, colored with my Copics, then tore the edges and inked. I glued it onto the ornament and then very lightly sanded... didn't want to loose my image just age it a bit.

I added some lace ribbon, and three Making Memories blings and stickles for some snowflakes - then on top some shear ribbon as a bow top! I so love how it came out! I am not the greatest at the vintage collage crafter... but I this turned out pretty - and I can't wait to the other images! So you making anything for Christmas? I would love to know what you are doing. I need some ideas for some gifts this year!! LOL

Well better get things going - lots of work to do today... so I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

HUGS and -

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Alota Halloween images!!

Oh my Alota Rubber Stamps has a whole bunch of FUN Halloween images released! This is two of them, The Haunted House and Witch Bug ! Perfect for Halloween! The background can be used for any character stamps, but with so many fun new ones from Alota I just had to use the witch bug.. can't you just hear the trick or treat? (Sorry.. for some reason the photo is looking fuzzy! darn it!)

I colored with my Copics - then cut out the witch and pop dotted it onto the back ground Haunted House. It just didn't have the spooky feel I was wanting... it needed more, so I pulled out my gold shimmerz and put a light coat over the night sky.

For the card I started with a yellow card stock for the base, I found two scrap card stocks, orange and green to use as mats for the fun DCWV Halloween card stock pattern papers. I used my EK success border punch on each, and sewed down everything with black thread on my sewing machine. Although.. it doesn't show very well! LOL ... I then used some American Crafts Happy Halloween ribbon as a band across the top of one. And still had a few of my Spider buttons for some fun! Love those buttons they are perfect for Halloween!

Seriously there are LOTS of fun new images at Alota Rubber Stamps - head on over and see for yourself... HERE... me.. I am gonna make another Boo card!

Have a great Tuesday! BOO!
HUGS and

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Sketch by Nikki!!!

Hi! Spoon Day - and today Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge is a wonderful sketch from Nikki! Loved working with this sketch, heck I love all her sketches!

For my card I started out with Stampavie's Sarah Kay Noel Joy image - I know I have said it before.. but I just love these images!!! and I love this one, I am a sucker for big hats.. just love how they look - but never wear them myself... except for my big floppy "lawn mowing" straw hat! LOL

Anyway I just love the big hats Sarah Kay does - and Joy really has an awesome hat!

I colored with my Copics and high lighted with white gel pen. And then used my Rubbernecker Kittie Scene stamps to make the tree limbs.

For my card I used a mixture of lots of pattern papers, most of which where scraps - really makes me proud when I can do that. I believe these are from JoAnn's Debbie Mum, Making Memories, Heidi Grace and one other I can't remember. I decided I wanted to create more of the tree that I started on the image.. so instead of a pattern paper as one of the pieces I stamped out more of the tree. Love my Kittie scene stamps! I used some Karen Foster metal pieces that say Merry Christmas and buttons that say Noel and Joy.. colors are a little off from my bright green and red, but I still like them.

This is a full sketch, but it really does work well together - I hope you will give it a try! For the sketch and to see the other FABULOUS DT cards - visit A Spoon Full of Sugar HERE and you can also have a chance at a wonderful prize!

I am suppose to attend a funeral today - I hope I can make it, there is suppose to be horrible rain, and I have a problem with getting Sergio fed, and Hubby is off fishing today... this parenting thing and having someone here to take care of the "children" does get tough sometimes. But I am going to still try and work things out - I really would like to be there to pay my respects. Hope you have a wonderful day - and have some time to color and craft!
HUGS and -

Monday, September 21, 2009

Today is the Stampavie Challenge!!

Hi.. and Today is the Stampavie Challenge! It is every other Monday and this time the challenge is an Autumn theme - Boy am I ready for that!! This Summer was a hard one, and VERY HOT so common Autumn!

For my card I pulled out Stampavie's Tina Wenke "Mouse Couple on a Leaf" I love the sweet whimsical feel of all of her images, and this little mouse couple on the fallen leaf seemed perfect to me for an autumn card.

I colored the image with chalk for the background - much softer feel, then the focal point of the image with my Copics.

For the card I just had to use some scraps from the card I used last week... when I saw the leaves I just had to use it again. Still don't know who made it, but I love it! I layered that on a piece of Bazzill Dotted Swiss dark green card stock that I punched with EK Success Zig Zag. that I stitched with white gel pen. I took a scrap of the green and put a piece of fancy ribbon across the middle. The colors matched really well.

I then cut three leaves with my MM Slice that I inked. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

So have you played the Stampavie Challenge? The Sur-"PRIZES" are really wonderful! So pop on over and join us... please!

Well Happy Monday.. off to work!
HUGS and-

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The MichJay Challenge! #5 Now only in these photos!

I just love the MichJay Challenge each month!!! For those that don't know that is a personal challenge between my Buddy JayJay and I to take at least one day a month and create a 3-D project. We take turns finding templates and then create our own version then on the 20th of the month we show off our item!

This month was my turn to pick a template and I have been wanting to try this adorable little backpack template at SplitCoast Stampers - you can find the template HERE. Now this wasn't one of the easiest items I have ever made, but really it did go together pretty well, and I have to say I was so in love with how it came out.

I started with two sheets of paper, one the solid green card stock from Bazzil and then the second is a cute green and white gingham paper from American Crafts.

I followed the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers and put together all the pieces - with the template also provided. I used a white gel pen to stitch around the flaps on the backpack. And found the little Making Memory Mini Button brads that were just perfect to hold everything closed.
Micheal's ribbon is used for the handle of the "bag" at the top and the "shoulder straps"... LOL...

Now common really wasn't it too cute for words? And then was decorated even mor! I used the new Stampavie Helz Cuppleditch image "Ruffles Birdwatching" colored with my Copics and then cut apart and added to the front of the bag. Oh it was all so perfect!!!
So are you wondering why all the past tense? Well we all love little Libbie don't we.... Yes.. my adorable little puppy Libbie with help from her "sister" the cat Gato... it got knocked off of my desk onto the floor - from there it was fair game for Libbie, and she is teething and into shredding things ... this little backpack is now sitting on the corner of my desk in oh.. 10-12 pieces. I hated to even throw it away, I was so proud of how it came out.. OH well I scolded Libbie and shamed her all night... but in the end she wiggled her fuzzy little rear end, held her ears back... batted those ice blue eyes at me and well.. I forgave her :0)

Now it is time for me to run over and check out my Buddy JayJay's backpack!!! Can't wait to see hers! I hope you might try this template as well.. it really is fun to make, and just adorable! I found another piece of this paper in my stash... I may just recreate this one!

Hugs and have a great Sunday!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Donkey/Libbie Day

HI... this is scheduled, I so hope that it works as I will be on my way to the Creating Keepsakes Convention.. Whoo Hoo!

So here are a few photos for the week....

First here is a photo of Diego... the center of the bale is always the best ya know! Just like an Oreo cookie I guess -

This is his Mom.. Darlene, she is my oldest donkey - I think she is going on 15 or 16 - she is pretty pregnant.. We think November or December maybe -

Then Patti also is one of our pregnant girls.. we aren't sure how far along she actually is.. but we are thinking winter for sure. She is such a sweet pretty lady.

I couldn't resist a photo of Miss. Felicia and Macey. I thank God each day that they got through their sickness and are doing so well now. We dodged a real bullet, and I feel very blessed that they are healthy and just adorable!

yes.... Had to show of my guy.. Sergio - he has now gone to 4 hours between feedings real close to 5 hours, and he is just amazing, so handsome and growing bigger each day!

And one cute photo of little Miss. Libbie... you have no idea how proud she was of herself here... she worked forever to capture this grasshopper. She chased it all over her pen, jumping barking and cornering it. She was super Dog when she caught it! And then she got off of it to see her prize... and it jumped and flew away... LOL

Hope you have a wonderful Saturday.. and I hope I am having lots of luck finding crafting treasures at the show! :0)

HUGS and-