Monday, November 30, 2009

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challenge #4

Good Morning! Well it is time for another Everything But The Kitchen Sink household item Challenge! The sweet and talented Kelley is hosting this week, with the help of Courtney. Please keep Kelley in your prayers, she is going in for surgery today, so that is why Courtney is helping her out! Thank you Courtney, your so sweet! :)
This week Kelley chose to use toothpicks! I know, you might be thinking, "Toothpicks", but please give it a try, it is really fun! I decided to do a bird's nest with some little baby bird's in it! I made it into a Congrats card for new parents! Please bare with me on the pictures, this was the hardest card to photograph! I still need to take that photography class! :)

Now onto the prize.....a new PTI Big & Bold Wishes set and an assortment of PTI buttons! Sounds good to me! :) So please stop by the EBTKS blog to see all the other designers cards and join us in the toothpick challenge! :)Supplies:

Cardstock- (PTI) spring rain, lemon tart, (Paper reflections) green

Stamp- (PTI) Signature greetings, Turning a new leaf, (Studio G) chick

Ink- (ColorBox) chestnut roan chalk, (VersaColor) watermark

Other- Toothpicks, (American Crafts) Zing clear embossing powder

Have a Blessed day!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Card- Dude You Rock

Hey everybody! Today has been a lazy day! We went to bed late, because me and Chance started a FaceBook account. It is really weird to see all those old faces from school, but exciting to hear from them again! I've missed alot of those people! Since I still live in the town, that they wanted to get away from, I don't see them much! I think the only time I see some of them, is unfortunately at funerals! :( So we have been trying to figure out Facebook, it is alot different than Blogger!
I did get to craft a little bit, I made a card for Chace's friend. He is going to his birthday party tonight, so I whipped him up a card real quick. I like how it turned out. Sometimes it's hard to make boy cards to fit their age. I am really lovin' Dawn's Signature greetings stamps, I wish I had good handwriting, but I don't, so no one would want to buy my stamps! :) I think I need to do a handwriting class, do they even have those?! :)Supplies:
Cardstock- (PTI) true black, (Georgia Pacific) white, (Recollections) gray & blue
Stamp- (Making Memories) Just Chillin', (PTI) Signature greetings
Ink- (VersaMark) watermark, (PTI) smokey shadow, (ColorBox) charcoal
Other- (Filigree) white embossing powder, (American Crafts) Zing clear embossing powder
Have a Blessed day!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everybody's day was filled with love and thanksgiving! We had a great day, we cooked at home (well Chance did alot of cooking) I did some, but mostly I cleaned up after him! :) We have eaten all day, I think I need to get some more turkey though!
Well, the Dr.'s office called on Tuesday with Chance's blood work, they said that everything looked great but his Triglycerides were too high and they wanted to put him on medicine. Of course he said no, he wanted to try dieting, so I guess we all have to change our eaten habits! Then the Dr.'s office called on Wednesday and said the MRI looked Ok, but he had a pretty big polyp or cyst in his sinus cavity, I mentioned to ya'll, that we saw that during testing. So he is being referred to a ENT (ear, nose, & throat) Dr. I hope we will hear from the Dr.'s office on Monday with the appointment date! But, PRAISE GOD, so far the news is pretty good! So thank you for all the prayers, please continue to pray for the ENT appointment!
I think going to the Dr. offices and hospital's with Chance, has made me catch a cold bug or something! We saw a friend and her daughter at the Dr.'s office the day Chance went in, and the little girl had the Swine Flu! Well, they left and then we got called back, seriously, I think we got their room! I carry a small can of Lysol and Germ-X in my purse, I was spraying Lysol in the room and telling Chance, don't touch the table, here's some germ-X! My whole family has been sneezing and sinus congestion, I guess it's just that time of year!
Some of you may know Kelley, she is going through some trials in her life right now, and she would really appreciate your prayers! She is such a sweet blog friend and has been praying for my family, so please let's lift her up in prayer!
Well I wanted to give you all a update and tell you all that I am Thankful that you stop by and visit me on my lil' blog! Ya'll really encourage me to keep crafting, Thank You! I hope you all had a Blessed day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #19 & Everything But The Kitchen Sink Sketch #1

Hey everybody! Well I wanted to do another card using the Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challenge Sketch (there is still time to play), and I used the colors from the Raspberry Suite Color Challenge again! I really love the sketch and the colors, so I had fun making it! I used some left over piece from my first color challenge card, I just love the new leaf stamp and the new sentiment stamps! :) Thanks for all the get well wishes, we feel much better today, thank goodness because we are ready for Thanksgiving dinner! My husband and I are cooking this year, so lots to do! But it will all be worth it! :) Supplies:
Cardstock- (PTI) dark chocolate, raspberry fizz, aqua mist, lavender moon, spring moss, (Recollections) cream
Stamp- (PTI) Signature greetings, Turning a new leaf
Ink- (SU!) close to cocoa, (Versamark) watermark
Other- (EK Success) square punch, (Sizzix) flower layers die, (Recollections) pink rhinestones, (American Crafts) Zing clear embossing powder

Have a Blessed day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Autumn's Card's Using M's Sketch

Hey everybody! Well me and Autumn have been home sick today, with up set stomachs! It isn't too bad, thank goodness, it could be alot worse! We are trying to find good in every situation lately, I think it helps the situation! So what do you do while home sick you ask? You craft in your PJ's! :) I have been wanting Autumn to play in M's Sketch Challenges, but she is always busy, so today, she had time to make to cards for the challenge! She has one friend that has a birthday and one that has been in the hospital sick, so she made them both a card! We love this American Crafts Teen Paper Collection! They are so cute! I helped cut out the airplanes, but she did all the rest and took her own pictures, but I did crop them though! I think she did a great job! I hope we can craft together again soon! :)


Cardstock- (Georgia Pacific) white

Paper- notebook

Patterned paper- American Crafts- Teen collection

Black pen- Uniball

Have a Blessed Night!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Rasberry Suite Color Challenge #19 & M's Sketch #4

Hello! Happy Sunday! It is really a beautiful day here, the sun is shinning so bright! We have had really ugly weather here the last couple of days, so it really makes you appreciated the good ones! :) I had a really hard time taking pictures of my cards today, it's hard to take pictures with embossing on them! I also learned that, I need a new watermark ink pad for a better embossing image and I need to go back to Kindergarten, to learn to cut better! (Ha! Ha!) :) I love the new Turning a new leaf set, but I need to work on cutting it out! :) Also, look at the new Signature greetings set! I LOVE it! Thanks for having beautiful handwriting Dawn! :) I made this card for Dawn's Color Challenge and I used Savitri's daughter, M's sketch! I'm sending this to a lady from church, she does our ladies Bible study at church. I want her to know how much I appreciate her! :) Supplies:
Cardstock- (PTI) dark chocolate, raspberry fizz, aqua mist, lavender moon, spring moss
Stamp- (PTI) Signature greetings, Turning a new leaf
Ink- (SU!) close to cocoa, (VersaMark) watermark
Other- (Sizzix) Flower layers die, )Recollections) pink rhinestones, (American Crafts) Zing clear embossing powder

Have a Blessed day!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

{Card} We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Hey everybody! Well I got to do some crafting today, but to dark outside to take pictures of them! It is cold, dark, and raining here today, great crafting weather! :) We had the kids Football & Cheerleading Banquet tonight, so glad the season is officially over! We will have a couple of free weekends, until Basketball starts! Here are the kids with their trophy's and Chace's faux hawk! :) Since my other projects didn't get photographed, here is a card I made awhile back! It's pretty simple, but I really seem to like simple! :) There is still time to play in the EBTKS sketch! You have until Nov. 24th at midnight! Remember, there is a $25.00 gift card to Two Peas In A Bucket up for grabs! Come play! :)

Cardstock- (Georgia Pacific) white, (Paper reflections) brown
Patterned paper- (American Crafts) Merry mint paper
Stamp- (PTI) Signature Christmas
Ink- (SU!)- Positively pink
Rhinestones- (Studio 18) pink

Have a Blessed night!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Embellish Magazine Brads Color Challenge

Hey everybody! Well Chance had his MRI done today, in a mobile MRI truck?! How weird is that?! We just started laughing when we got in there! The hospital is small, so they bring the MRI truck there once a week! As long as it works, I don't care! They sure charge you alot though! :) We won't know anything till maybe next week, but then we have Thanksgiving holiday's, so maybe the next week! We did notice something in his sinus cavity, maybe a polyp or something, I don't know? Just, still praying everything is fine!
I bought a little onesie for the baby's first Thanksgiving yesterday. Look how sweet, it's made using a babies hand! :)
Then I saw Kristina Werner had a cute Thanksgiving Turkey card today. My wheels started turning and I thought about the Embellish Challenge using the colors red, yellow, blue, and green and brads! So I came up with this. The pictures aren't the greatest, it's been really dark outside today! I think I will give it to our friends for Thanksgiving, along with the onesie for the baby! :)


Cardstock- (Georgia Pacific) white, All color cardstock is scraps from my stash

Stamp- (Stampcarft) Jive Alphabet

Ink- (StazOn) jet black

Brads- Paper Studio

ETA: I forgot to mention that my little ol' blog was mentioned on American Crafts and Dawn McVey's Twitter yesterday! Thanks Courtney for letting me know! :) Also my Plum Crazy card got a shout out from Cath and my Big Bow card was mentioned over at CARDS blog today! :) Thanks for all the encouragement, my friends! Ya'll are great! :) Also, don't forget about the EBTKS sketch! Still a couple more days to play!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Inspire Me Challenge #4 {Tags}

Hey everybody! Well, still no call from the Dr.'s office today for the MRI appointment! Maybe tomorrow! Thank You all for the prayer's, we appreciate them so much!
I have been crafting while we watch TV at night! I can be with the family and still get some crafting done! I have been making some early Christmas gifts for the family. I got a great tag template from Dawn at Stamp Away With Me, so I have been making lots of tags! I tried to only use my American Crafts- Merry mint paper and glitter chipboard shapes, I have lots of it, and it needs to be used! I did use my PTI stamps too. I am working on cards now, I will show those soon. I didn't take pictures of each of the tags, there are about 50 them! So I only took pictures of a couple! Then I saw that Dawn has a challenge going on to make tags, so I submitted them!
Reminder: Don't forget about the EBTKS Sketch Challenge!

Cardstock- (Georgia Pacific) white
Patterned paper- (American Crafts) Merry mint collection
Stamps- (American Crafts) Spritz, (PTI) mega mixed messages, Signature Christmas
Ink- (SU!) close to cocoa, (PTI) spring rain, (Studio G) green, (VersaMagic) wheat
Ribbon- (Offray) gold & burgundy
Thread- (Aunt Lydea's) white crochet thread

Have a Blessed night!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Update & a card

Hey everyone! Chance went to his regular Dr. today, they said yes, he needed a MRI, to rule out anything growing and putting pressure on his head, that would cause headaches and vision problems. They said if they can rule that out, that they well put him on migraine medicine. He is also doing lots of blood work next week, he hasn't had any done in years! He doesn't like going to the Dr.! I hope we will find out tomorrow, when his appointment for the MRI will be! Please keep him in your prayers!
The baby is out of the hospital and is doing well! He is off all of his medicine! He is like a new baby! Praise God!!
I have been working on some early Christmas gifts for my family, so I haven't finished and taken pictures yet. So I thought I would share another card that wasn't picked up for publication! I am really lovin' flowers right now! Seriously! :) Don't forget about the sketch for EBTKS! :)
Cardstock- (Recollections) aqua, (ColorBok) orange & green
Stamp-(PTI) mega mixed messages
Ink-(SU!) close to cocoa
Fabric- (Heather Bailey) Pop Garden- Tiled Primrose- red

Have a Blessed night!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tuesday's Trigger Challenge

Hey everybody! How have ya'll been? I have been pretty good, I have been doing lots of cleaning and decluttering in my house! It really feels good to let things go and see some more floor space! :)
I also wanted to tell ya'll some exciting news, my card was in the top 10 over at Savitri's blog for M's sketch and my place cards were on the CARDS blog too! :)
I made this card last week for the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab, but never got to post it. I guess I better hurry up, today is the last day! I really have been enjoying these Tuesday Triggers, if you haven't tried them, you should go by and check them out, there will be another one tomorrow! :) I made this card for a friend, who I haven't seen in awhile, and she has been on my mind lately, so I thought I would send it to her!

Cardstock- (Recollections) black & aqua, (Georgia Pacific) white
Stamp- (PTI) vintage labels, (Studio G) hello
Ink- (VersaMagic) wheat, (StazOn) jet black
Fabric- (WalMart) gold satin
Flower- (Sizzix) flower die
Rhinestones- (Studio 18) gold

Have a Blessed day!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Sketch Challenge

Good morning everybody! Well, me and the other girls have some exciting news to share! We now have a Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challenge Blog! :) We have also added another challenge in during the month! We will have a sketch, that will represent something from your house, couch, fireplace, etc.., and that will be on the 15th of the month. And then use a household item for a project on the 30th! So we will have lots of fun going on over there, so stop by and check it out! :) Here is the sketch this month, brought to you by Courtney! The inspiration for the sketch, is her fireplace! This winner this week, will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Two Peas In A Bucket! :) Also, if you would like to have a EBTKS button, you can get it from the side bar on the EBTKS blog. So here is my card for the sketch!
Don't for get to stop my the Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challenge Blog, and the other designers' blogs!

Kelly Marie




Cardstock- (Georgia Pacific) white
Patterned paper- All American Crafts- Merry Mint Collection
Stamp- (PTI) Mega mixed messages

Ink- (ColorBox) Chestnut roan chalk
Chipboard tree- American Crafts- Merry Mint Collection
Marker- (ZIG) brown

Circle cut from Cricut machine

Have a Blessed day!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Card- baby boy

Hey everybody! Well it's been a long day for us! I got to sleep in this morning, Yeah! Autumn had to cheer at the last game of the season, they won, so we got 3rd place for the season! :) She only cheered the first half of the game, because we had to leave for Chance to do a wedding, (he had to change on the way), I guess that's our busy life! :) And then after the wedding, we went to a town about 45 mins. away to eat and go to Lowes, to buy paint and a new holder for my ribbon, thanks to Maureen for the idea! I'll have to show you when it's finished! So now I'm home and waiting for the new PTI stamps to go on sale! :) I wanted to give everyone a reminder, that tomorrow the EBTKS girls have some big news! So stop by here bright and early in the morning! :) I wanted to share a card that I made for the card calls, that didn't get picked! I did have one card from PC picked and one from CARDS picked, so I am still grateful for those! :)Supplies:
Cardstock- (PTI) spring rain, (Recollections) kraft, (Georgia Pacific) white
Stamp- (Martha Stewart) clear toy transportation, (Fiskars) baby
Ink- (PTI) spring rain, (SU!) close to cocoa

Have a Blessed night!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

CARDS blog challenge & Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Thanksgiving place cards

ETA: I noticed my Thanksgiving place cards fit the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab Blog too! :)
Hey everybody! Well, first of all, I just can't say how much it means to me that ya'll pray for needs in my life! Thank ya'll so much! I know it seems like I have been asking for prayer alot here lately, but prayer is SO important to me! So with that being said, the baby is doing pretty good, he is still in NICU, and I don't know how long he will be there. They are still running tests.

I did want to ask if you could please pray for my husband. He noticed a couple of days ago his vision seemed weird and then a little bit later he had a bad headache. Then the next day, it happened again, weird vision, then a headache. So I made him a eye appointment, because he was hit in the eye with a rock from the lawn mower when he was 10 and busted his retna, so we wanted to make sure, that wasn't it! He went today and everything was fine with his eyes. So the eye dr. suggested that he go to his regular dr., to get a MRI, because he thinks it is migraines. My husband was in a car wreck about 9 years ago and got whip-lash, and his back and neck have hurt ever since. He just told me about a month ago, that he wanted to go get a MRI, to see why his back hurt! So I guess he will find out both problems, and it could be possible that he is having migraines because of his back! So he goes to his regular dr. next week, so I will keep ya'll updated! I know that's alot of info, but I feel like I know ya'll and I wanted to give you the info to pray about, if you will! :) Thanks so much!

I also forgot about the PTI blog hop last month. I made some place cards for it, but the day passed by before I knew it, and it was to late to join! So when I saw the CARDS blog had a challenge to make Thanksgiving place cards, I had to use these. Ya'll know I love the PTI- Try Before You Buy Papers, so I printed off some First Fruits paper. I did a little stitching and added some PTI holiday mix- vintage buttons and stamped our names. I set the table up in a Thanksgiving decor and I was getting all excited about the Holiday's! :) We don't know our exact plans for Thanksgiving yet, so I guess I need to figure that out! :)


Cardstock- (Paper reflections) cream

Patterned paper- (PTI) Try before you buy papers

Stamp- (K&Company) Amy Butler alpha stamps, (PTI) polka dot basics II

Ink- (SU!) close to cocoa, (Martha Stewart) green

Buttons- (PTI) Holiday mix- vintage buttons

Other- twine-(WalMart), cream stitching from machine

Have a Blessed day!