Monday, September 27, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 37 ~ Sketch with a Twist

This week over at Peachy Keen Challenge we had to follow a sketch with a twist! Well since tomorrow September 28th I will be married to my "Prince" for 14 years ~ I couldn't resist making him a card. Please don't be misguided by the Frog. I LOVE frogs and LOVE these ones. See when I married him sooo many years ago I knew what a a "Prince" I was marring or did I??? I know everyone says they married a wonderful, thoughtful and understanding guy but I truly did. What he has done for me and my family (mainly my parents) goes beyond the call of husband and son-in-law! I won't get into all the details but his unmeasurable love for me goes way above what he signed up for! So Rich, this one is for you! Thank You for all these awesome years! 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge ~ 98

This week Emma over at has another Throwback Thursday Challenge! Well this one is totally fun! See we are not permitted to use ANY, yes I said ANY machines! I LOVE it! Yes, it was a challenge for me because like I always say, I am new to this world of paper crafts. Everything is new to me so I have no idea how not to use the wonderful inventions. So with our host answering my questions, Thank You Emma, I starred at my machine, my cuttle bug and my even punches, and said to them all "Not this week girls, SORRY!" Yes, I used NO punches either! Ugh! I guess I really went old school. I picked up those things called scissors, my ruler and cut myself stiff! I did use a paper cutter but from what I understand is they have been around forever. You wonderful stamping crafters out there who patiently cut out those stamped images by hand, my hat is off to you! I truly had fun with this because it makes you appreciate what you have and show you don't need to have everything that is out there! Okay my SIL is reading this totally disagreeing with me! Lol.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fun Fall/ Halloween Blog Hop

Hello Fellow Crafters! I was asked to participate in my 1st Blog Hop. Since I am fairly new to the scrapbooking,card making and blog world, I was so surprised and overly excited! I am truly honored that Stephanie over at has asked me! I obviously accepted. The hop will start October 3rd. She will be offering some wonderful prizes from Thanks to the owners Carol and Barrie, these wonderful ladies, have donated the Tim Holtz On The Edge Die. It is even signed by Tim Holtz himself! They also donated a second prize the Kaiser Craft Paper Pack called Jade Garden. So please go check out their awesome store. So many goodies! So please head on over to Stephanie's blog and check out all the details. There will be a total of 11 ladies doing this hop! They are all sooo talented. I myself will also have some blog candy to giveaway ~ but you will have to come back on October 3rd to find out.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

BLOG CANDY! 4 Crafty Angels

This very crafty, talented and very creative women. Dorcas, is having a awesome giveaway! She is celebrating 300 followers. Please go over to and checkout her creations and videos. You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday # 28

Fantabulous Cricut is having a challenge about harvest time. So you need to create a project having to do with gardening ( plants, gardening tools, vegetables, etc.) Well this challenge is almost perfect for me. My husband and I live on his Grandparents farm. Don't mistake me for that Great Farmers wife... I am not. He does this mainly as a hobby. Anyway my husband and our 5 year old son, he just turned 5 a few days ago, spend hours, I MEAN hours on tractors. They love to mow, plow and as of this year plant corn and soy beans! Yes, their new adventure! So when I look out my kitchen window I just see the corn they planted! They are so proud of it! Lol. Again, I am not that good farmers wife... suburban girl here! SO  I made this card for my son's birthday because of him and his Dad's love for their corn and for the love of their John Deere Tractors. If I might point out I did not put in the weeds that grew in between the corn stalks, out of respect for them, iI just added the grass leading up to the corn field! Lol. I did put on  2 black Crows  and left out the deer who did eat some of their corn! They did an awesome job! Sorry for the story but I do hope you enjoy the card!

I used Country Life and I can't remember where I got the grass. I  did alter the tractor because there was a girl driving it. If I would have left her on they might have thought there was hope of me driving a tractor... NOT going to happen! LOL. I was inspired by a awesome DT by the name of Samantha.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ "LET's Face IT" Friday ~ Week 1

Peachy Keen has done it again! They have a new challenge called "Lets Face It Friday"! This is their very 1st week for this new challenge. You have to use their stamps, which our awesome and I truly wish I had them ALL. Their DT's did an awesome job... as usual!  We had to make some sort of Halloween treat containers. I will be making these for my son's Pre-School party. I want to give credit where credit is due. I learned these off of Made by Momo. She had an awesome tutorial on these, go check her out! I did have to alter mine because I had HUGE bags and Michael's isn't open at 1:30 in the am! Lol. They really need to rethink that! I hope you enjoy!

Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge #36 ~ Color Combo and Sketch

Angelica did it again! She challenges us to come up with a card, layout or some project using a color combination! Well, I just love this because it really makes you think! I love these kind of challenges but it does take me quite along time to come up with something but LOVE it... makes my little mind spin!  So I decided to make Thank You card for my best friends Mom! Karen has a small catering business. She knew we had a lot of company last weekend and how stress full things can be in our household right now. Karen knows how much my Dad LOVES her cooking and especially her gravy, that she made our family a FULL dinner. So I wanted to to say Thanks! I hope you enjoy... and Angelica Thank You for such awesome challenges!

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge ~ Episode 93

Emma is back with another Throwback Thursday Challenge! This week we get to choose from an "Old" cartridge. Since I just started all mine seem to be new to me but I was told that Sesame Street Font is older! So My sweet little niece is turning 2 and she LOVES Elmo. So I made her a card that is simple and that didn't require alot because I know she is going to want to play with it! I bought some red velvet like paper. Hope you enjoy! I know she will love it, plus there is NO choking hazards!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog "Road Trip"

Over at Fantabulous Cricut this weeks challenge is ROAD TRIP. So we had to incorporate vacation or road trip. Well,we did not go on vacation this year but my dear niece is turning 16 in 3 weeks. So I made her a birthday card using whatever has to do with driving. She will getting her permit , hopefully or maybe maybe not! So I decided as a joke that I would put the Little Tykes car on her card. She had one of them when she was a baby! Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ "At The Fair"

Over at the Cuttlebug Spot the challenge is about Celebrating County Fairs. So I decided to do a pie because who doesn't like pies! There is always home baked goods at ours! They have many baking contests, so here is to ALL those wonderful bakers out there! I used my Spellbinders Labels Eight, (2) Cuttlebug A2 folders; D'Vine Swirl and Herringbone! I watched Nilda's tutorial and I even tried the to set the glitter for the cherries! Thanks for such an awesome idea! I used the Cricut Cartridges Plantin Schoolbook and From My Kitchen. I am going to try and take a better picture tomorrow because my lighting sticks! Ugh! Hope you enjoy!