Thursday, September 30, 2010

EBTKS #24 Around the House Challenge

Good morning! Well today we have a new EBTKS challenge. Our regular Around the House Challenge will be a little different. We will still choose something from around the house, but it can be anything and we can use it as inspiration. So this time Lynnette is our host and she chose this bag. I love all the wild patterns and colors and when I saw it, I knew the perfect stamp for it.Our sponsor this week is...
The winner will get to choose 5 items from their store! And they have some Beautiful stuff there! :)

So here is my card. I have never used this stamp and I have had it for years. I never had the markers I needed to color the images, but now that I was perfect. I tried to use the colors I found in the bag. And I think the colors work so well together.I used my new Guiding Light Sentiments stamps from Wplus9 Designs. They are Beautiful stamps! I think I might send this card to my Mee Mee. I really do miss her more and more every day!Here are the colors I used. I love these markers! :)Don't forget to stop by the EBTKS blog for all the details and take a look at all the other Designers projects.
Have a Blessed day!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Have A Splendid Day Card

Hey everybody! Well my computer is acting up again! :( I guess it's time to get a new one, it's not charging sometimes. So since it hasn't been working, I haven't been online much. I guess I need to start looking for a new one. Any suggestions on what kind? I have a Toshiba now and I really love it.
This weekend has been extremely busy! Football game Friday night, Autumn had a Volleyball tournament all day Saturday at our school, so that meant I worked the whole time. We got there at 7:30 am and didn't leave until 7:00 pm! They got 3rd in the tournament! :) Then Chace had a game (I didn't get to make it because of the tournament), but they won 30 to 0 and had to call the game in the 3rd quarter because of the lightening. Then we got some of Chace's baseball team together today to play a little baseball. It was a great weekend! Tonight we are getting a cool front and we are so excited! It will be in the 60's in the morning and the high is only suppose to be in the low 70's tomorrow! It has been a LONG time since we have seen those temps! :)

I also want to ask for prayer for my brother Chris. He was on his way home from work Friday and was hurting on his right side pretty bad and stopped at the hospital to get it checked out. They found that his gallbladder was full of stones and they decided to take it out on Saturday. They took it out and also fixed a hernia. He is doing pretty good, but please pray for him to continue to heal quickly.

I wanted to share a card that I made for a card call. It didn't get accepted, but I really love how CAS it is! :)

I love these orange flowers! Thanks Ann! :)

Supplies: Cardstock: (White, True Black, Raspberry Fizz) PTI; Stamps: (Whistle) Dear Lizzy American Crafts; Ink: (Basic Black) SU!; Flowers: (Painterly Petals Dude) Prima; Other: (EK Success) Circle punch & Corner rounder; (Pink rhinestones) Recollections

Have a Blessed day! :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Fall Ya'll!

(I just had to say that!) :)
Well I was up early today, it was 'See You At The Pole' at school today. If you don't know what that is, it is when everyone comes together around the flag pole at school and pray for the children, teachers, parents, community, our countries leaders, and the world. I really enjoy doing that every year. It really shows the kids about prayer and God!
So we were up early this morning for that and then me and Chance had dentist appointments too. We went in for cleanings and I told them about a tooth that has been bothering me when I eat. So they looked at it and decided that I needed to have a new crown put on. So they took the old crown off and found a cavity under it. So they did an xray and think that it might be infected down past the old root canal. It doesn't hurt all the time, only when I eat on it. So they are sending me to a specialist next week to see if it root canal needs to be redone. (Lord I hope not!) So I am now sporting around an ugly looking temporary filling on a molar and it tastes like band aids! :( This should be an interesting week! :) Please pray it doesn't have to be redone and I can get a new crown on soon! :)

So anyway today is the first day of Autumn. I love this time of year, but I just wish the colors were more vibrant here in Texas.
Here is a card I made month's ago for a PC call and it wasn't accepted. I used paint swatches from WalMart and they already had the square holes punched in them, so I just threaded the ribbon through it.

Supplies: Cardstock: (White) PTI, Stamps: (Alphabet, FALL) Studio G, Ink: (Black) StazOn, Ribbon: (Black satin) Offray, Other: (Paint swatches) WalMart

Well I hope ya'll have a Blessed day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Paper Storage

Hey! Today I want to show you what I was working on last week. I bought a paper holder thing from Hobby Lobby close to a year ago, and it's JUNK! It's held up with plastic clips and metal wire sides and it keeps falling apart! It's already fell once and I just took it down because it was about to fall again. So I have to look into a different avenue for all of my patterned papers. I have started using mostly PTI's cardstock paper and I LOVE it! So I wanted to have somewhere to store all of those papers for easy access. And I am LOVING it so far! :) I like to move into the kitchen or the living room when the kids are home so I can be more involved with them if I decide to craft, so being able to pick up my papers and move around is great for me. I'm sure when I get my new craft room, I will having another place for these papers. But for now my space is limited!

I put the paper pack and a manila folder in each hanging folder.
I used my Fiskars scallop circle punch and punched each color out. And I used my new Martha Stewart scor board that I got a Michael's with my 40% off coupon! Woo Hoo! :) And I scored the middle and folded it in half and stamped the name of the paper on each circle with my Lawn Fawn Harold's ABC set! (I love this set!)
Then I used my Tombo Mono liquid glue to adhere them to each Manila file folder.
In each file folder, I keep the scraps of that color. (Because I don't like to waste at all!)
So behind the manila folder of scraps is the paper pack.
And the hanging folders are in this cute Raspberry Fizz plastic crate from WalMart! :)
Ok that's it for today. I have a really cool project that I will be posting soon and I am so excited about it. I have a few more things to finish on it and then I will show ya'll! Let's just say, that I'm trying to get organized in the chaotic craft room! :)
Have a Blessed day!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Baby Gifts

Hey everybody! Well today I wanted to share a couple of gift sets that I made for a couple of friends about a month ago. You all know that I LOVE making onesie gifts for babies! But this time I got to make some for boys! So of course I had to use camo fabric while making them! :)
I made them for two different friends. One of the boys names is Darren and one is Rylan. So here is a pic of Darren's onesie. (I didn't take pics of each one, because I was trying to get them both mailed that day, and I was running out of time!) :) Here is a pic of the pacifier/toy holder I made. I got the idea from the Scrapbook Trends- Create: Stamping magazine. Instead of putting a button on it to hold it together, I used a snap.
Here are the tags I made for each one.
And a close up.Here is one of the sets together. I also bought a onesie that was already camo and that was the inspiration for the set.
Here are the cards I made for each one.Here are the sets all packaged up.
Supplies: Cardstock: (Kraft, White) PTI; Stamps: (Harold's ABCs) Lawn Fawn, (Welcome, Baby Shower) Ducles Ideas; Ink: (Chestnut Roan) Color Box chalk, (Tuxedo Black) Memento; Ribbon:(Camo) Offray; Other: (Fabric, twine, pacifier, tissue paper, onesies) WalMart
I have been working on a couple different projects. I hope to get those posted soon. :)
Have a Blessed day!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

EBTKS #23 Sketch Challenge

Good morning! It's time for another EBTKS sketch challenge! This week Ann is our host and she found inspiration from her husbands gaming system. Seriously, you can find inspiration anywhere! :) Her is the sketch. And here is my card.
As I was blog hopping, I found that a Blogger was talking about Copic Ciaos. I had never heard or seen them before. So I spoke with her about them and she said that she was wanting to sell some of hers, because she had gotten new ones from work. So I decided to buy 72 markers from her and I have been coloring like CRAZY! I think I like using these better than the original Copics and they are cheaper! :)
Supplies: Cardstock- (Aqua Mist & white) PTI, Stamps- (Ever After) Wplus9 Design Studio, Ink- (Tuxedo Black) Memento, Other- (R85, G21, R59, G99, 0) Copic Ciaos

And our prize this week is a gift basket full of Tattered Angels goodness! So stop by the EBTKS blog for all the details and to see all the other designers projects.
Have a Blessed day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Welcome Little One card

Hey everybody! Well it has been a BUSY week! Autumn had her first Volleyball game Monday, Cheered her first game Thursday, cheered at the High School Homecoming game Friday, she played in her first Volleyball tournament Saturday (where the got 3rd, they played 7th & 8th graders, and our 8th grade team got 2nd place!) And Chace had a football game Saturday too and they won 21 to 8! It has been busy...but great! :)

So I thought I would share one of those cards that I made awhile back and never posted. I made it for our new Superintendent at our school. Him and Chance went to school together years ago at another town and he came to our school this year and him and his wife just had their first daughter. So I made them this card. I thought it was girly, which I LOVE! :)Supplies:
{Welcome Little One card} Cardstock: (White & Sweet Blush) PTI; Stamps: (Welcome & Cuarto del BeBe) Ducles Ideas, (Zebra Print) Stampablities ; Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Memento ; Other: corner rounder

Have a Blessed Day!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Blog Hop

Hey everybody! I am here today with a Blog Hop for the sweet Kelly Marie Alvarez! Her 30th Birthday is today, so we thought we would all get together and have her a Happy Birthday Blog Hop! :) And of course when I made her card...I had to use one of her sets and this is one of my favs! I love how fun her sets are because they really show how fun she is! So Thanks Kelly Marie for being so fun and happy! :)

And here is my card. Fun and cute, just for Kelly Marie! And I used a sketch from the PC's Go to Sketches mag. Love that mag. ! And here is a close up of the Glossy Accents I added for the bubbles. I thought they were so cute! :)
Supplies- Cardstock: (white & Aqua Mist) PTI, Stamps- (Critters In The Sea & Harolds ABC's) Lawn Fawn, Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Momento, Other: Copic markers, (circle cutter) Martha Stewart, (Glossy Accents) Ranger
Here is a list of the other ladies in the Blog Hop.

Have a Blessed Birthday Kelly Marie!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Girly Gifts

Hey everybody! Well I'm back again today with a gift set that I made for Autumn's teacher/softball coach/basketball coach/pitching coach. She helped out alot last year and how we first met was, she loved Autumn's hair flower that I made her and she asked if she could buy some from me. Well she also told Autumn that she would help her with pitching, so I figured I would just trade her hair accessories for lessons. So I made her some for her twin girls and put them on headbands. I figured that she helped her out so much with everything, that I would make her girls a gift set at the end of the year! And her and her girls loved them! :)
Here is the Thank you card, it matches the gift set perfect! ;)

I used a tutorial from Youtube to make these TuTu's. And of course all twins usually wear pink and purple, (I wasn't even a twin and my Mom dressed me and my sister like that!) :) I bought little tank tops from Walmart and made some fabric ruffles and sewed them on and little H's for their names (Hannah & Hayden). I bought some little shorts to go underneath and of course I made some more headbands!
Here is the purple set.And the pink set.
And both.
This set makes me wish I made these when Autumn was a baby! She would have been so cute in it! I told her that I could make her one now if she wanted one! :)

Ok, well that is it for today. It feels good to get some time to post something! Life is busy!

Have a Blessed day!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Teachers Gifts

Hey! Well today is a holiday in the US, so the kids are out of school. I think you should rest on Labor Day, but I sure didn't get too! I have been trying to get caught up on laundry and cleaning up my craft area (didn't get very far there)! :(
But I did want to share the Back-To-School gifts I made for the teachers on the first day (2 weeks ago! :) ) I made 5 sets of these. They really enjoyed them! :)

This is a pack of gum that I added a piece of paper to, to dress it up a little.
A bag of Andes Mints. (One of the teachers said these were her favorite!) :)
Germ-X of course! (My best friend!) :)
I added the first initial of each teachers last name to each page of these notepads.

I am really enjoying making tags lately. I made one for each gift bag and I wrote a little note on the back of each one, wishing them a great year!
Here are all the gifts together.
And here they are all packaged up.Supplies:
Cardstock: (white, summer sunrise, pure poppy), PTI, (white) Georgia Pacifc ; Stamps: (Harold's ABCs) Lawn Fawn, (Polka Dot basics II, Take Note, & Signature Greetings) PTI, (School Days) KI Memories, (Monogram) Martha Stewart ; Ink: (Basic black, Pixie Pink, & Yoyo Yellow) SU!, (Warm Red) ColorBox chalk ; Other: (Scallop punch & Circle scallop punch) Fiskars, (Red floss) Iris

I hope to get some other gifts that I made posted on here soon.

Don't forget about the EBTKS challenge. There is only a few days left to play. I think everyone is intimidated by it. But just give it a try, I think ya'll will enjoy it! ;)

Have a Blessed night!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Exciting News & Lots of Cards

Hey everybody! I have some exciting news to share! Autumn made the "A" team in Volleyball yesterday! They have A,B,& C teams. Autumn was basically the top 6 out of about 35 girls! We are SO excited for her! She has her first game today and I already have our School Spirit shirt on! :) Volleyball was my Favorite sport and I have waited 12 years to watch her play! They play all kinds of sports, but this is her first year to play this! It might be a little rocky at first, but I think they will all get better! :)
Well as you can see by the picture below, I have been cleaning out all of my cards! These are mostly from submitting and weren't picked, so there are alot of them! Thanks to my friend Kelley and her cleaning sprees she does, she has inspired me to clean out my card bucket and mail some out and just try and give some away! I have lost site of card making by submitting all the time and then they would sit in the bucket!
So today I am sending off 5 cards to family and customers of our business. I have been told many times and again just today that I have the gift of encouragement! What a great gift to have and how Amazing that I like to make cards too! I can send cards to people to help encourage them! Thank You Lord! :)
I am going to try and continue to send cards out and if they are some that I haven't post on here, then I will post them when I send them. Then I can cross it off of my long list to post! :)
So here is all my clutter at my kitchen table this morning. Here is a card I made months ago and submitted and it wasn't accepted. I really love the colors. I am sending this one to my Mee Mee.I made this one a couple of month's ago and it wasn't submitted. I am sending this one to my Uncle who just lost his wife.
I started making this one a couple of months ago to, but I finished it this morning. It is for my cousin and his family. His Mom is the one that passed away.
I am also sending my cousin and her family a card and a customer of ours too. I have already posted those cards over a year ago. It really feels good to send out some cards! That IS why I started making cards in the first place! :)
So I want to challenge ya'll to send out some cards today! Sometimes people just want a reminder that you Love them! :)
I still have lots of projects that I haven't ever posted, I hope to get those post soon too!
And don't forget about the EBTKS challenge! Get those hair bows, clips, and rubber bands out and make a card! It really was alot of fun!

{Sending You Thoughts and Prayers card} Cardstock: (Latte Stack) DCWV ; Patterned paper: (Latte Stack) DCWV ; Stamps: Inkadinkado ; Ink: (purple) Studio G ; Ribbon- (purple satin) Offray ; Pearl stickers: Recollections
{Thinking of You card} Papers: Cupcake Card To Go ; Stamps: flowers (You're Dandy) Practicing Creativity, sentiment (Love Birds) Wplus9 Design Studio ; Ink: (Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
{Thinking of You card} Paper: (Cupcake Cards to Go) ; Stamps: (sentiments) Stampabilities ; Ink: (Close to Cocoa) Stampin' Up! ; Buttons: (Cupcake Cards to Go) ; Floss: Iris
Have a Blessed day!