Friday, September 30, 2011

Country Bumpkin Stamps!

Never heard of this line of stamps?
Well, there is a reason for that!

It's brand spankin' new!!

I can't even tell you how EXCITED I am to tell you about them.

Lorie, you know, my stamping Sistah from the 'Hood, from The Thinkin' Spot and proud artist over at Peachy Keen Stamps, is the mother of this great line of stamps!!

I have the privilege of showing you "Max" this morning!!  I used Max on a teepee card, but I think of it as an art piece rather than a card.  I will actually be giving it to the little boy I watch as part of his birthday present.  And at three, he probably won't appreciate it as much as his mother - but, it will be a cute addition to his room.  The other two sides are pictures of him and his name in cut out letter.

Besides leaving me some LUV (yep I am needy this morning) stop by Lorie's blog and show your excitement and then hop over to the store and pick up some Country Bumpkin Stamps!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

ps.  you can find the tutorial for this card on Paul's blog....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Calendar Girls....

Good Morning!

It is the 28th and that can only mean one thing!  It is time for the Calendar girls to blog about our monthly theme!

Paola was our hostess and this is the part I went with....
~~* Hello wonderful Calendar Girls
well, sassy Miss September is finally ready to challenge YOU all....*wink*

I'd like this month to continue to be about choices,
therefore I would like YOU to pick your own challenge
by selecting ONE of the THREE choices provided below.

*choice one* MUSIC:
Select one of the three youtube songs I added below, and have your card reflecting part of the lyrics from your song of choice.
The possibilities are absolutely ENDLESS! )
I would also like YOU to gift your finished card to a close neighbour, or a friend that lives close to you that could use a 'pick me up'.

'September' by: Nat King Cole
September Song - Nat King Cole & George Shearing - YouTube

'September in the Rain' by: Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington - September In The Rain - YouTube

'Wake me up when September ends' by: Green Day
Green Day-Wake Me Up When September Ends lyrics - YouTube

I have to be honest and tell you that I didn't really know any of the songs, so checked them all out and Nat King Cole said that most to me!  He sang of leaves changing and how time is moving on.  I likes the jazzy-ness of the song and how it reminded me of a person being their own being!

With that said, here is my card....

Well, I wasn't totally sold on my card, so here is my second

Both have portions I like, but you may see me make another card/post sometime soon!  The first one definitely is the color palette I like, but The girl looks like she is doing a Madonna  And, the latter card really is the wrong set of dp's.....guess I can't always be 100% behind my creations!

Check out the rest of the Calendar Girls....make sure to leave em some love!

April (SCS - Aprilo) April's Alley
Barb (SCS - barbaralynn) Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol (SCS - momcgw) Lost in my craft room
Debbie (SCS - djones) The Ink Igloo
Jeanette (SCS - Forest Ranger) Cre8tive Play
Kelly (SCS - MiamiKel4) Sandcastle Stamper
Michelle (SCS - pattem) Ink'n General
Paola (SCS - Sama) That's Amore
Tami (SCS - BlueInks) BlueInks Design
Terry (SCS - terry0926) It's Totally Terry

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

It's a LOLLIPOP kind of day!

Woot Woot!

My mojo stayed home with me last night and I finished up a swap, AND, made a cutie patootie little card!

I am excited because I am current on a couple of challenges and that is soooo out of the ordinary lately!  LOL

It started out that I was excited about the Birthday Blog Hop over at By LORi Designs.....I adore Puddle Jumpers.... and, from there, my card fell into place!  While hopping, I found a couple of challenges that I could combine, and voila, a card was born!

I love pink and green together and got my inspiration at TPE117 and this was a fun deconstructed sketch by Jen to work with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Creative Juices are Flowing

Okay, I just re read my title and boy, don't I dislike it!  But, I am basically lazy today and want to get this blogged and then back to my craft table....

My friend, Forest Ranger, aka Jeanette; is the hostess this month for SOTC...Sisterhood of the Traveling Card.  She thinks "School is Cool" and asked that we use a common school supply as part of our card!  Easy~Peasy to find supplies in my

I used loose leaf paper and some left over peel and stick bulletin board pieces!!  Ta-daaaa a card for teacher!

Stamps were Close to My Heart for the doodles and Changito (Stampendous) for the immie and main sentiment!

Thanks for stopping by~

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Can it be?

Sure can!

It is Challenge Number 2 at CWWC!

We have a sponsor that was new to me and a true joy to work with....hop over to  Spesch Designer Stamps and check out their great offerings!

And, this fortnight holds a fun sketch to use!
AND, we are going with a fairy tale theme~

Y'all know me, I am so not girly....and this just threw me for a loop until I found this great immie at  Spesch Designer Stamps!

This reminds me of my DS day dreaming...just had to make a card with it!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check out the great challenge and awesome prizes!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Let's Duel

Jamie and I were hostesses for the month! YIPPEEEE

And what's better than using back to school for a theme?

Included in the kit was:
me & my BIG ideas and DCWV cardstocks;
Reflections blue star glitter tape;
CTMH red abc ribbon
Assorted clips
School bus courtesy of Jamie;
Stamps by Perfectly Clear Stamps/Stampendous ~ "School for Changito"
Black waffle paper from SU!

Here is my card....

Make sure to check out the rest of the Darlings.  They LOVE love too!

Dazzlers          Divas
April (me)         Barb
Debbie              Carol
Jeanette             Jamie
Melina               Joan
Michelle                Judy
Paola                Kelly
Terry                    LJ
Darlene              Tami
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How about a recipe?

Or two?

Yep, my friend on SCS, Gael, is hosting a SOUP recipe swap~  WHAT FUN!!

Here are my two, yep two, 6 by 6 cards for the swap.

All paper is CTMH (Close To My Heart) and was colored with my Bic's; ribbon was a prezzie....

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Just a shout out!!

This week I had the pleasure of working with
from Heather, designer extraordinaire from Fresh Brewed Designs!

You can check out my original post below,
stop by the challenge blog here and/or buy this wonderful digi here.

So, long story short, I feel compelled to tell you that today is
at Fresh Brewed Designs....

and I want you all to be on the lookout for the next hop over there

Thanks for checking in with me today....Sorry there is no original work from me today - I will let you in on the reason why...  I am the Registrar for our statewide Women of the ELCA Convention which starts tomorrow and I have been busy, busy busy.....


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Crafting When We Can Challenge Is Open!!

I am so excited!  I have been waiting for this day for a bit now!  Why you ask?  Well, I have been a member of a couple of challenge blogs with some amazing (AMAZING) crafters and when those challenges ended, we decided to start fresh and introduce our Crafting When We Can (CWWC) Challenge Blog.  See, I have a new badge to the right, and everything!!

To start us off, we decided to keep it easy...Yep,

And, how exciting is it that our first sponsor is:
Fresh Brewed Designs

I am lucky enough to be working with Banana Split for our inaugural challenge!  I love Heather's designs....make sure you stop by and see all that she has in her store!

By the way, you can click on the picture below for a larger view....

I decided to make a gate fold card to use up a couple different dp's in the same line.  My card stock was all out of my scrap file.  (If you are joining me for the first time, you know that I love to use up my scraps!) My designer paper is from Close To My Heart and the red pearls are from Michael's.  My sentiment is computer generated and says "You are my cherry on top".  I have left the inside completely empty at the moment.  I am sure I will need a card to give my DH, so when the time arises, I will add an appropriate message!

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Please, please, PLEASE stop by the challenge blog with an entry this fortnight (that's two weeks, ya know?)