Sunday, October 31, 2010

80's Blog Hop Day 4


Today is Day 4 of  Raven's 80's blog hop and it's totally AWESOME!!  **I'm posting every day until I announce the winner on November 5th, comment on each post for more chances to win the blog candy!**
I have to say the wonderful thing about crafting is that you get to make something your own.  I figured this would happen, but it looks like I'm not the only one that loved (OK, still LOVES) Ghostbusters! I know that Mary at CardzTV had a very similar idea.   Since today is Halloween, I knew this was the card for me to post today!    
The ghost is from Paper Doll Dress Up and the sign is one that I made using my Gypsy (I can't remember what cartridges I used to make it).  I printed off the saying.  The background paper was given to me and I didn't see a company name on it.

Make sure you check out these wonderful ladies (if you haven't already)! You may have to scroll down to see their creations for the blog hop!!!


Thanks again for stopping by!!! :) Make sure you you look at Day 1 of the 80's Blog Hop for info on the blog hop candy!!!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!!!! :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010


I'm so excited!!!  I'm not sure if you all know Bryan at ScrapGuy's Paper Crafting Adventure.  He really is amazing (I know you guys here me say stuff like this all the time), but he's really amazing!!!  I meant to post earlier, but I found out that I won the 'Thriller' stamp set from CTMH!  I'm so excited!!!!  Make sure you stop by his blog and tell him 'hi'; you'll love his creations! :)

80's Blog Hop Day 3


Yep, it's Day 3 of Raven's 80's blog hop! **I'm posting every day until I announce the winner on November 5, comment on each post for more chances to win the blog candy!**  This one is another VERY simple card, but I thought it might be fun!  I HATED/LOVED my Rubik's cube.  So much fun to play with, yet so frustrating (and yes, I know there's a trick, but I still get frustrated). :)  Like I said, very simple; fun though!  

Make sure you check out these wonderful ladies (if you haven't already)! You may have to scroll down to see their creations for the blog hop!!!!


Thanks again for stopping by!!! :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

80's Blog Hop Day 2


"HAAAAAY YOOOUUUU GUUUYYYS!" (HAHAHAHA - I'm laughing so hard!) :)
 Welcome to day 2 of Raven's 80's Blog Hop (we're celebrating her Birthday)!! **I'm posting every day until I announce the winner on November 5th, comment on each post for more chances to win the blog candy!**  For Day 2 started thinking about what movies I remember watching.  One of my favorites is/was Goonies!  HAHAHAHA - I'm still laughing!  Ok, sorry!  On to the card!

This one is a slight change in a tri-fold/Z-fold/S-fold type card.  The main difference is that it opens up and down and the treasure box actually holds the fold down instead of being on the fold.  I really liked how this one turned out!!  The treasure chest is from Paper Doll Dress Up and the saying was just printed.   The paper is from my scrap box.  I think the wood paper is from the DCWV recycle pack (sorry can't remember the exact name), and I really don't remember where the striped paper is from. :)

Make sure you check out these wonderful ladies (if you haven't already)! You may have to scroll down to see their creations for the blog hop!!! 


Thanks again for stopping by!!! :) 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's TOTALLY a Blog Hop!!


I can't tell you how totally excited I am!!!!  I'm guessing you came from Kassidy from Inking it Up Crazy (isn't she talented?!!)  If you happen to be checking up on me, make sure you start at the beginning of the hop with Raven at Love 4 Stamps.  We're celebrating the 80's for Raven, she's celebrating her Birthday and thought it would be fun to flash back to the 80's; don't worry, we'll be flashing back for the next week.  Get out those leg warmers and flash back with us; and I hope you've had fun so far! :)

I can't tell you how much I was just LAUGHING at my own cards (don't worry, you can laugh too)! :)  Here's my first card to start off the hop:

One of my first thoughts when I heard '80's' was thinking back to those shirt ties.  You know the ones I'm talking about - they look like a 'no' sign or a circle with a line through it.  I used to have a BUNCH of those things; all in florescent colors of course!!!!  So . . . I had to make my first card of the week with the brightest colors I had,  and of course those shirt tie things.  To answer your question - yes, the shirt/ribbon tie things on the card move (my kids loved playing with them). :)  This card was really simple, but still fun. 

Moving on to the blog candy.  Like I said earlier, we'll be flashing back for a whole week (WAHOO)!  So to be entered into the blog candy all you have to do is:
  • Leave one comment on one or all of my 80's blog hop posts.  So, if you comment each day you'll have more chances to win rather than if you just comment on one post (I hope that makes sense).  Only one comment per post, please!
  • That's it!  If you'd like - take a look at some of my other projects/creations to see if you like my simple style; YOU DO NOT have to be a follower (unless you want to).
  • Sorry, but US residents only.  I hope you understand!!
  • All comments need to be in by Midnight Thursday November 4th so that I can pick a winner and announce the lucky person on Friday November 5th.
Here's a picture of the candy:

I'm so glad you stopped by!!!  Make sure you head over to visit Angela over at Creative Crafting next!!  You'll love her work - she's amazing!  If you happened to stop by my blog first, just make sure you start at the beginning with Raven at Love 4 Stamps!

If you get lost, here's the list of all of the creative ladies to hop to!


Thanks again for stopping by!!! :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I've Been Surprised and Boo'd!!!!!

I am in complete SHOCK!!!!  I hope many of you know Diane from Scraps By Ownhomedog, if you don't know her - jump on over, you won't regret it (tell her Celeste said 'hi')!!!!!  Diane is so creative!!  I love following stalking her blog, she is an amazing crafter!!!  One of my previous posts I had mentioned that I used non-brand Stickles and that I didn't own the actual Stickles.  Well, Diane said that she had purchased duplicate Stickles and would love to send me some.  **Visual me smiling ear to ear** When I got home from hunting I found this box and a big envelope (more info below) in my mailbox.  I was a little taken back by the size of the box (knowing that Stickles are very small) and this is what I found inside:
(Pepsi was not included; it was just something I needed after a bad hunting day)
I still can't believe it!  All of that beautiful paper, stamps, stickers, ribbons, brads, buttons, bling (Stickles) . . . WOW!!!  Diane - THANK YOU!!!!  You have no idea how much you made my day!!!!!!

On to the large envelope in my mailbox along with the box.

For those of you that know Rhonda over at Scrap Happens, you know that she is also a very giving person.  She gives away these AMAZING mini albums.  Let me tell you - they are TRULY AMAZING!!!!!!  She sent me a mini album (I posted about it here) that got lost in the mail!! :(
  We're not sure what happened, but all we know is that I got an empty envelope.  She was sweet enough to send me a different mini album for me to use for our outdoor pictures.  Well, as a surprise to me, she just sent me a Halloween mini album!!!!!!!!!  For no reason at all!!!!!!!!!!!  AWWWWW!!  She sent a little note telling me I've been "Boo'd".  HAHA!  I laughed so hard - I don't mind being boo'd. :)  Here are the pictures of her amazing album!

Rhonda THANK YOU!!! **Like I said, she actually GIVES these away (I know, right?!)  Click here to put your name in the hat for a Thanksgiving mini album; you'll be glad you did, these are worth the chance!!**  Rhonda - I'll send you pics as soon as I fill it up.  I know we'll have some pumpkin carving ones in there for sure!!!!  Thanks again!!!!!!

Well, if you're still reading you are very sweet!!!!  Thanks to all of my blog friends!!  I'm amazed that people post their hard work not caring if people 'scraplift' the idea to use!  Such amazing talent, and even more amazing hearts!!!  Thanks so much to all of you - I'm truly amazed!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blog Hop Coming Soon!!!!

I'm so excited!!!  Raven at Love 4 Stamps invited me to participate in her 80's Birthday blog hop!!!  YEAH!!!!!!!!  Coming to a computer near you October 28th!!!!!!!! :)  It will be a fun flash back to the 80's and an AWESOME Birthday celebration!! :)


Here is the lineup of all of the creative ladies that I get to hang out and hop with!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Fun Day Pumpkin Carving

OK, this post fits under the 'Crafts' part. :)  This starts with a very funny story.  My little boy loves to watch a show called, 'Special Agent Oso' on Disney channel.  He loves it because Agent Oso helps children do simple things like buttoning a shirt, brushing your teeth, doing the dishes and recently he helped to carve a pumpkin.  My little boy just had to carve one of his own.  So today we went to our local store and each of my little ones got to pick a pumpkin.  We got home and they told me what they wanted to have carved in their pumpkins.  My little ones 'helped' clean out the pumpkin guts (which my little boy didn't like very much),  they 'helped' poke the holes for the design and then 'helped' cut the design. :)  We had fun - then again, anytime you get to make a big mess it's fun!!  Here's the end result:
Thanks for stopping by!!!!  I hope you can find time to have a bit of fun (and get a little messy)!!! :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Our Little Butterfly

Our little girl just got her pictures back from school this week. She was so excited . . . OK; I admit it, both me and my hubby were excited too (she's our oldest, what do you expect?!)!!!!! We had to send a picture to my parents (oldest grandchild - you know their excited too)! We made a cute card to hold the picture of our beautiful little butterfly!
The butterflies are from Gypsy Wanderings. I can't remember what font I used - sorry!!! The paper was from my scrap box so I'm not sure where the butterfly paper came from. I know - I need to do better at keeping track of stuff like that!! :) Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tons of Fun!!

I am LOVING this cartridge!! I have to thank you ladies for helping me out! I've been playing with my new Create A Critter cartridge along with my stamps that I got from Jen at The Purple Scrapbooker. I love these stamps from My Pink Stamper. These are the cutest stamps ever! Well I made a few cards for some wonderful friends, but I wanted to play with the cart a little more. I'm a very basic color person - I have a hard time making ladybugs pink and green instead of just red and black. I know - I'm a little weird like that!!! :) I made this card to try and stretch my mind and because I think this hippo is the cutest thing EVER!!!! :) Looking at her - I think she needs a flower by her ear (sorry - I just noticed that). :)
I used my new border punch too (with the 50% off MS items at Michael's). That reminds me, I would love to hear every one's opinion about Tweezer Bees. I've been trying to get some, they just never have them at Michael's and I live too far away to check every day (an hour and a half drive). I'm just curious if they're worth ordering online someplace; any opinions?! I'd love to hear them!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Blinky

Thanks to Raven over at Love 4 Stamps, I was able to make my own Blinky!!!  Ok, so it's not much; but I love this picture I took (which is why it's behind my title) so I thought it was cute.  Thanks so much Raven!!!! :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Deep Breath

I'm back!! Once again - I'm so sorry for the lack of posts as well as the lack of visits to every one's blog! I'm back to reality with my little ones (while their Dad is still hunting). I have a lot on my plate and am happy to get back to it! I have three blog hops that I will be participating in at the end of this month and the beginning of the next. More info is coming on those! I am also helping out with Halloween things for the elementary school; AND helping with a craft day for my church (Super Saturday). I'm helping to plan, purchase and teach for the craft day. I'm really excited, but again - it's a lot on my plate!

I also forgot to thank all of you wonderful friends!!! I decided to get the Create a Critter cartridge. I'm (TERRIBLY) behind on sending some thank you cards, but I'll be posting some cards made with my new cart (YEAH!!!!)!!! They're all designed, just waiting to be cut. I'll post more tomorrow! Thanks for putting up with me! You all ROCK! :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Just Because

This card turned out better than I originally hoped! I made it for one of the ladies in my church group. She was helping me with a couple of things and I wanted to give her a card to thank her for everything.
The flower is from Gypsy Wanderings, and again I used some non-brand Stickles. It's a very simple, quick and easy card, but I like it. Thanks so much for stopping by - Now I'm off for more hunting. :) Thanks for the comments too - they really mean a lot to me!!!! :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I'm Sorry

I need to apologize to all of you!!!!! I feel bad for not visiting and posting for a few days. For those that know a little about me, you know that I love to go hunting with my family. Of course, it is hunting season and that means that the time I would normally spend crafting and blogging is spent hunting (even some of my cleaning time - but I don't complain about that). So - if you only hear from me every once in a while this month you'll know why. I did stay up late (much later than I should have) to make a card for a friend. I was driving home and saw her outside of her business. I stopped by to say hi and she looked so stressed and upset. I made this card for her to let her know that I was thinking of her. I did stamp the inside with my new Pink Stamper stamp with the phrase 'Have a tree-mendous day', but forgot to take a picture. **BIG shout out to Jen @ The Purple Scrapper - LOVE the stamps!!!!!!! As well as to Robyn My Pink Stamper for making such cute stamps!!**
This is my first Z-fold card - what do you think? I liked how it turned out!!! :) The tree is from Gypsy Wanderings. I tried using the non-brand name Stickles on the tree. I like them; I don't own any actual Stickles, but these seem to work just as well as anything I've seen used. Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

I'm thinking about a lottery ticket . . .

I can't help but smile!!!  I found out the other day that I won a Pink By Design stamp set from the Birthday hop with Momo!!!  YEAH!!!!  So after this week, I'm thinking that I need to go buy a lottery ticket!  I've been super lucky!  Thanks Momo and thanks to Sarah for the stamp set!  SO EXCITED!!!!! :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oh, Bugger!!!!

I can't believe what I did!!!! Jean over at Jean's Crafty Corner is so creative (seriously - I'm so amazed)! Well a little bit ago she posted one of her amazing projects and did a giveaway. Well - I WON! I couldn't believe it! I feel terrible though, just because I didn't post about it! I really am excited and forgot to share (TERRIBLE)! Thanks so much Jean!! I'm so excited!!!!! Make sure you stop by her amazing blog to see her creations!!!! :)

Door Hanging Letter

One of my (many) weaknesses is the fact that I am a very passionate and . . . um . . . energetic person (it really can be a curse). I tend to volunteer for MANY things. I figure if I'm blessed with all of these things in my life - I should share; right?! :) My church group is something I volunteer myself for, and I mean I volunteer for just about EVERYTHING (sometimes I'm shocked they don't tell me to stop volunteering). Well, we have an activity with the ladies where we get together and can make several things. They asked (since I volunteer all of my ideas anyways) if I would help come up with more ideas. There are several things I found online and thought would be simple to try. This was one of those ideas. I just took some matching paper and Mod Podged it onto the letter. I like the colors and figured if they fade or I get sick of them I can always put something different on it. You just attach a ribbon and hang it from your front door. What do you think? I like it!Sorry about the shadow, I was having problems.  Thanks for stopping by!!! Let me know what you think, or if you have created something fun and easy recently (I love help)!! :) TFL!

Cute Birthday Card

So there's two things with this card. As I've mentioned before I am a big baby!!!!! No, seriously - I am!!!! Well Sunday night I was reading a post from Paula at More Than Favors. The post I was reading was about a little boy named Hunter. Long story short, this may be his last Birthday and all he wanted was a lot of cards (Full Story Here). My little girl asked why I was crying (again - big baby). I explained to her the situation and the Birthday wish. She thought for a moment then asked if we knew him, when I told her no, she asked if we could still send him a card even if we don't know him . . . Like anyone would say no to THAT!!!! **TEARS** I explained to my little boy the situation and he said we had to make a 'Mater' car. So, we got to make a card for Hunter and just finished it tonight. I'm also entering it into MY Pink Stamper's challenge - the challenge is to make something cute. Although the card may not be the 'cutest' one I've ever made, I thought the story was. Happy Birthday Hunter!!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you did!!! :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I know, Déjà vu!

This card is similar to a card I made for my Dad for Fathers Day, but it's still cute (if I do say so myself). One of my little brothers is serving an LDS mission in Slovenia. His birthday is coming up soon and my parents are sending him a care package. What is a care package without a card (especially from his niece and nephew). When I asked my little ones what they remember and love most about him, they told me that it was that he took them to feed the horses. Yes, it's the same answer they have for just about all of my family, but I know it means a lot to my little ones.
This was made using my Gypsy and the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Few Sweet Bloggers

Wow, that was a hard!  With all of the sweet bloggers out there, I had a hard time trying to decide who to give this award to.  I truly believe all of you out there deserve the Sweet Blogger award!

I did find 5 amazing ladies that I wanted to give it to, so here they are:

Ana Maria at Teach U 14

Rhonda at Scrap Happens

Adrian at By Adrian 4 U

When you have a moment you may want to check out these amazing ladies!  They are all very creative and truly inspirations to me.  Make sure you tell them that I say hi! :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My First Blog Award!

AWWWWWW!  I feel so special!  Gloria over at Girlia's Cards just gave me this super sweet award!

YEAH!!!!  Gloria - thanks so much!!!  You just made my day! :)  Thank you so much!
I am supposed to give the award to five people.  I will be contacting them and will wait to have them accept it before I post their names and links to their sites.  Although in all reality I should just give this one to all that visit!!!  I love all of the comments left and all of the visitors that just stop by to take a look - All of you are the sweet bloggers!!!  It makes me feel special and keeps me creating!  Thanks to all of you!!!! :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Another Simple Thank You

This is a very, very simple Thank You card.  Like I said, my card box is empty and needs to be filled up again. 
It's hard to see, but the cream colored background paper actually come embossed.  I get it at a local paper store (LOVE IT).  The phrase is from Gypsy Wanderings, the flower paper is from my scratch box. :)  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Western Thank You

Well, this one is so simple, but I thought I'd post it.  Nothing fancy, but I am in desperate need to re-fill my card box.
I cut the horseshoes in black and inked them with some silver ink to make them shine a little.  I don't know where the paper came from.  It was a random single sheet that I had (which was actually the base reason for this card), I liked the western feel to it.  I think I need to use it with a boot - hmmmmmmmm **insert lightbulb above my head** - now I'm thinking. :)  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!! :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I Need Help!!!!!!

Ok, so here's the thing.  I think my hubby is feeling a little guilty!  Hunting season is starting next week and we normally go as a family.  Since our oldest is in school I'm not able to go (except for weekends).  Well, we were talking and I asked if I could get 'a Cricut Cartridge that I really wanted'.  He laughed, rolled his eyes, smiled and said that was fine (he sooo gets me).  Well, the problem I have is deciding which one to get!!!!!  I'd love to hear any of your thoughts!!!!!  Here are two of the carts I'm thinking of, but I'd love to hear if you have one you can't live without!!!

Create-a-Critter   or   Simply Charmed

Thanks for your help!! :)

So Excited!

So over the weekend I loved hopping through several different blog hops (so much fun).  Well along the way I stopped at The Purple Scrapper.  If you've never stopped by her blog, you really should!  She is absolutely amazing, I just LOVE her work!!!!  Well, I just found out today that I won a set of My Pink Stamper's stamps!!!!  Can I tell you how excited I am!!!!!!  I've heard great things about the stamps, and they have been on my wish list forever; unfortunately I hadn't been able to purchase any (yet).  You'll have to check out what Jen made with the same stamp set (click here).  I just want to give a HUGE shout-out to Jen at The Purple Scrapper!  Thank you so much!!  This really made my day to find out I won!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Turned Gypsy Red and White challenge

Chris over at Turned Gypsy has a challenge going on right now.  The challenge is to make a Christmas card using just Red and White.  One of my favorite things about Christmas (other than the true meaning of the holiday) comes from the movie 'The Polar Express'.  The main point of the movie is to always 'Believe'!  It's one of my favorite words because it works for any time of year, but has a special meaning for me for Christmas.  Of course my first Christmas card for the year had to have the word 'Believe'. :)
The word 'believe' is from Gypsy Wanderings.  The frames are also from Gypsy Wanders and I did put one of them through the Cuttlebug.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

A Little Religious - Might Offend

As many of you out there know - I live in a very small farming town!  Funny thing is that we don't even live 'in the town'.  Since we live so far from any big towns our Internet has a few problems here and there.  Well, it's been giving me problems for the last three days!!!! GRRRR!  So, sorry to those of you that I haven't stopped by yet - I'm working on it! :) Now onto my card . . .

I made two of these cards for two of the ladies that I visit with each month.  One is a new mommy so she is always busy with her new little one and both have been sick recently.  The other was for a lady that I won't be visiting as much any more.  It does have a scripture on it, so that may offend people.  If so, I'm sorry, but it's part of who I am. :)  I thought they turned out OK.  You pull out the flowers to see the message.
All of it was made with Walk in My Garden. Thanks so much for stopping by!