Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cold Enough For Ya?

Did ya miss me? Well I am not going to complain about the weather cause most of the country is suffering through it too. But it is because of how cold it is in my house that I have not been around. It is just too cold to be in the basement very long. So I will post a few things now and get back upstairs.
Here are a few things I got done last week. This first one was the sketch challenge over at SCS last week. It will be Shelbys birthday card next week. Yep my New Years Baby will now be a full fledged teenager. Though she has been acting like one for 3 years already, it will be official next Thursday. WAHHHH!!! She loves that Sassy Happy Bunny so I made her a Sassy Bunny shirt card. LOL!
OH this was the color challenge, well sort of. It was actually Orchid, Saffron, and Coral. But I do not have any Coral because I do not like it. SO I changed it to Real Red. Nope I do NOT like these colors together. But I had to make a card with that cute little Cardinal:)

A checkbook cover my sister has been begging me for. Hmmm, I did this for a challenge, but I can not remember what it was.

This was the hardest card I ever had to make. My oldest dearest friend Dawn lost her mother a couple of weeks ago. When her dad past away 1 1/2 years ago I made a card for her, and one for her mother. For some reason those cards were not as hard to make. I actually had to put off making this for a couple of days. It is a mother/daughter thing I guess. I was not able to attend the funeral which is also upsetting. It is just too hard to get so far away during the school year/winter. But my sister, and my mom went to show support to Dawn for me. I love you Dawn!! You are in my thoughts always!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I am a Redneck!

I guess I'm a redneck after all :)

We have enjoyed the redneck jokes for years. It's time to take a reflective look at the core beliefs of a culture that values home, family, country and God. If I had to stand before a dozen terrorists who threaten my life, I'd choose a half dozen or so rednecks to back me up. Tire irons, squirrel guns and grit -- that's what rednecks are made of. I hope I am one of those. If you feel the same, pass this on to your redneck friends.
Ya'll know who ya' are.

You might be a redneck if:
It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, 'One nation, under God.'
You might be a redneck if:
You've never protested about seeing the 10 Commandments posted in public places.
You might be a redneck if:
You still say ' Christmas' instead of 'Winter Festival.'
You might be a redneck if:
You bow your head when someone prays.
You might be a redneck if:
You stand and place your hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem.
You might be a redneck if:
You treat our armed forces veterans with great respect, and always have.
You might be a redneck if:
You've never burned an American flag, nor intend to.
You might be a redneck if:
You know what you believe and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.
You might be a redneck if:
You respect your elders and raised your kids to do the same.
You might be a redneck if:
You'd give your last dollar to a friend.
I believe that you, like me, have just enoughRed Neck in you to have the same beliefs as those talked about in this email.
God Bless the USA !

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Marys Lamb Got Suspended

Mary! had a little Lamb, His fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went, The Lamb was sure to go.
He followed her to school each day, T'wasn't even in the rule.
It made the children laugh and play, To have a Lamb at school.
And then the rules all changed one day, Illegal it became;
To bring the Lamb of God to school, Or even speak His Name!
Every day got worse and worse, And days turned into years.
Instead of hearing children laugh, We heard gun shots and tears.
What must we do to stop the crime, That's in our schools today?
Let's let the Lamb come back to school, And teach our kids to pray!

What is up with the DMV?

So today I had to go renew my drivers license. And I would just like to know- Is it a requirment to work at the DMV that you are Mean, Nasty, and Pushy?
I mean seriously is your job so bad that you can't say something nice to a person or look them in the eye?
Gee I wish tax payer dollars would pay me to sit on my fat ass all day long and talk to so many different people! I could certainly think of something nice to say to them, and give a bit of a smile, especially during the CHRISTMAS SEASON!!!
Now I am not exagerating, nor making light of one persons attitude. I had to deal with 4 people while I was there today and only the last person had a kind word or even a bit of a smile. I remember being treated the same way the last time I had to go there. They may have remodeled the look of the place, but they sure need to do a lot of work on customer service!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

YOU CAN'T STEAL MY **CHRISTMAS*Poem by Sharon SteegeI don't know who they areSaying I can't greet the crowdThe way that I want toCan't say **CHRISTMAS** out loud.I walk into a business placeSee things that I rather not seeBut dare I not say **CHRISTMAS**And ask for a 'holiday' tree.What happened to freedom of speechAnd living in the land of the freeHow can they take my **CHRISTMAS** moneyBut can't say **MERRY CHRISTMAS** to me.Men and women have given their livesSo we could still go freeI wonder how they would feelAt saying HOLIDAY TREE.Come on AMERICA let's wake upDon't let our freedom escapeIf they get by with doing thisWhat else will they take.This is starting to get out of hand,And I've begun to keep trackWell I've just about had enoughI'M TAKING CHRISTMAS BACK.*So MERRY CHRISTMAS AMERICA **I hope this gets all over the netIf we all stand united and take freedom back'Twill be our best CHRISTMAS YET!
Merrry Christmas and Happy Birthday Jesus!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

This weeks creations

I probably won't have time to do the SCS challenge tomorrow so just going to post what I have done the rest of the week. Then I can go work on another project. I started 3 or 4 canvas' several weeks ago that I need to get back to.
So this was for Mondays challenge. Remember the little vellum votive shades we were crazy for about 10 years ago. Well we were to make one of them. I had chosen this FCD snowperson set for my set of the week. I wasn't sure he would fit on here at first, but he just made it.
Of course why bother making a lamp shade at Christmas time, if it isn't Electric Sex Gleaming in the Window. LOL!!! It HAD to be done!!!

Tuesdays color challenge was Real Red, Tempting Turqoise, Sage Shadow and Whisper White. I had been thinking about this Christmas Rose card for a while and these colors were perfect for it.

And of course the color challenge with my stamp for the week. He seems to be very happy with these colors doesn't he?

Wednesdays sketch challenge. I didn't think it would work with this set, but I just made it a 5 X 7 instead of A2 size and it worked just fine.

Todays challenge was to use half of a stamp. I still had to use the snowperson, so I made a snow scene and buried that snowperson in a lot of snow.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Here they are! The last 2 cards for the week with the pointsettia stamp. They were cased from Annas Creations at SCS. I have purused her gallery before because Ursula pointed the FCD gals to it. What a fab gallery!! She is very talented, I would love to do stampscapes like she does.
Anywho- I think I am going to give this challenge another go this week. Since we already have twice as much snow as we did at this time last year (which was the 5th snowiest on record) and we are expecting a boat load more on Tuesday I am going to play with a snowman set all week. I just haven't decided which one yet. Check back in a couple days to see what it is.

More Freebies from Lisa

I just love when Lisa Volrath does her holiday countdowns. This time she is doing 25!!! Go check them out

May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose!

I'm still working with the same stamp for all the challenges this week. Todays Inspiration Challenge was Images Under Glass on Etsy. I chose a Bird of Paradise pendant and created this card. Also wanted to share a video of Little Jimmy Dickens singing his famous song with Brad Paisley and Trace Adkins
Yesterdays challenge was to use only snowflakes and a single word on our card, and it had to have bling. So I broke the rules just a little bit and turned my Pointsettia into a snowflake. Wendy didn't mind:)

Thursdays challenge was to use and envelope on our card, or make a matching envy. I made an envy on my card.

And this was for Wednesdays sketch challenge.
So I have 1 day left of my own personal challenge with this stamp. I wonder whose gallery we will be peaking into tomorrow for the Featured Stamper challenge. This was a fun challenge for myself. I think I will try it a lot more often.

A "New" Christmas Story?

You'll shoot your Thigh out!

I couldn't help myself, I had to post this! Bwahhahahaha!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'm No Tim Holtz!

Yeah cause you were so confused about that right! Just in case I told him so myself. You know it is time for the 12 Tags of Christmas again right. Run on over to Tims and check out his beauties
Or stay here and check out my reproductions. Hehehe! Well I should get credit for trying anyway right. I didn't get them posted before so I will start with tag 3. Of course I own grundgeboard, distress inks, and alcohol inks. But can you believe I have no TH stamps, no fragments, no phylosophy tags, no trinket pins. I know I know I know, trust me it is on my Resolustion List!!! So I am working with what I do have and I think things are coming out pretty cool. I am going to see if I can do all 12 tags with 12 different stamp companies. My santa is a bit small for the tag, but he looks good. This tag actually has 2 companies, cause it just worked better that way. This has Serendipity Stamps, and Clear Artistic Stamps. No fragments? You have been saving your cuttlebug packs right? Cut the shape you want out of that, its thicker than acetate sheets so it works pretty good. I actually put mine in the Cricut to get a decent shaped oval.
Tag 2. Ok not so Christmasy but pretty anyway! This one is all Oxford Impressions.

Tag 1. No lamp post to be found in this house. So I went with the next best thing. This one is all I Brake For Stamps.
I wonder what Tim has in store for us tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Joy don't peak!!!
I got a really nice Christmas Plate from I Brake For Stamps. My plan is to use the Pointsettia to make several different cards from all the SCS challenges this week. They will be the cards I give for my swap next week when I meet with my stamp group. This first one is for todays color challenge- Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Sahara Sand. I colored what would be the red leaves with 3 layers of SS. I covered the whole thing with PE. I added black pearls in the center.
This was for the tech challenge yesterday- the Simple Green Spritz tech. After I did the tech I embossed snowflakes all over the tech sheet. I colored the pointsettias with twinks and added gems to the center.

This was last weeks color challenge which I forgot to post. I was so glad Emily chose Really Rust, Going Gray, and Very Vanilla for the challenge, cause I wanted to use this turkey so much. It sure looks delicious doesn't it! Really Rust is the perfect color for this bird. Of course he is covered with crystal effects too.

I don't think I got this one posted, if I do oh well now its here twice. hehehe! I've had this stamp for a couple of years. It is a really large stamp, so hard to figure out how to work with it. But this color challenge a couple weeks ago just brought it to life!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My MIL asked me to make some cards for her with pics of my FIL on them. Like the one I made for her using a photo of him as a student. I made a few and sent them off, completely forgetting to scan them. DARN!
Well yesterday would have been his 70th birthday. We made birthday cake in honor of him. He was such a great man and we still miss him so much! SO I thought I would share a few photos of him. This first one is his military photo. He was in Company C 3rd Battalion - 3rd Platoon.
Here he is with my Shelby and our nephew. This is my favorite photo ever. I wish I had a better camera back then and could have zoomed in a bit on this.

And here is Shelby with Grandpa and Grandma. This was the last photo I got of her with both of them. Since she was so young when he died she doesn't have much memory of him. Of course Taylor never met him, but she talks about him all the time and seems to miss him more than anyone, isn't that strange?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Where do you get your inspiration?

I love to pour over the advertisements in the Sunday paper. There are so many great ideas in there.
For instance this purse in last weeks JCPennys ad. Isn't that a beautiful and inspiring purse.

These next 2 cards were created for this weeks SCS Inspiration challenge. Imagine that an Inspiration challenge. I picked this photo I went with the colors for my inspiration. I had this beautiful green shimmer paper I got in a technique swap that I wanted to use and this challenge was perfect. I used the same paper, the same stamp set, and the same embely for both cards, but both are completely different.

These 2 cards were inspired by last weeks SCS sketch challenge.

And this one also incorporates the SCS color challenge. I LOVE sketches!!! They are almost as inspiring all by themselves as the Sunday ads are. Put them together and you can come up with some really great stuff.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's Time To Move Forward and Heal

My plan was to create this card for Veterans Day. But since the election is over and we have a new president I think I will go ahead and post it. There are big changes in store for us. It doesn't matter who you voted for. Obama is the president elect and it is time for us to look forward and make some changes for our future. We can only wait and see right!

Did you know Ranger has created some Distress Stickles? Seriously! Check out Tims blog they are so cool. Of course I do not have any, and did not want to use bright yellow stickles on my stars, but I had some gold glitter paint which worked great. I thought I was done with this card, but it really seemed to be missing something. Ribbon to the rescue of course. I am so so happy with this card!!!

Good things come to those who wait.

Well I finally recieved my Masculine Chunky Book! Jan has been running around like a mad woman, but did get the books sent out. I actually recieved mine last Thursday, but was too sick to post. I think the nurse practitioner at my local clinic is crazy. But this post is about my book sooooo Here it is! This first page was done by Alyce. Alyce this key is really cool, much different than I have ever seen before, wherever did you get it?
Back page of Alyces, front of Barbaras. Barbara!!! love the background, did you use flock on there?

Back page of Barbaras, front page of mine. Love the stamp Barbara, whose is it?

Back page of mine front page of Dianes. I love how you did this Diane, all the layers really makes this page. I just love it. Is the photo a real family photo, or from a book? The little Michelan Man is too cute, where did you get him?

Back of Dianes, front of Jans. Diane when I turned the page and saw the glittery bike I was sure this was Robins page. You had me fooled. Jan I think I know who this is, but am not going to put my foot in my mouth. Tell me who it is please, and where you found the photo.

Back of Jans, front of Lindas. Linda I love how this page tells a story. What a great collage!

Back of Lindas front of Lisas. Lisa is the background stamped, or designer paper. Its really cool and I want some. LOVE LOVE LOVE the rusty heart, please share your source!

Back of Lisas front of Robins. Lisa I love the Leonardo stamp, is it from Stampland? Robin!!! Love this page! Where did you find all the little trinkets? Is the background the one we discussed with the model paint?

Back of Robins, front of Sonias. Ok Robin, this background is different, which one is it? Sonia is this just DTP. It looks really cool. You must have done it differently than I ever have. I love the stamps, where are they from?

Back of Sonias page. Just as great as the front!!! Does the man come on the same plate as the wheels?

Monday, October 20, 2008

I'm still around!

WOW! I can't believe it has been almost 3 weeks since I posted something. Time just flies by doesn't it!
I guess I should share a few things I have done these past weeks. This first one is the card I made for last weeks Limited Supplies challenge- only cardstock, DP, eyelets, 1 piece of ribbon, no other tools or embies! Oh and it had to have blue in it.

This was for the Monogram challenge.
A couple of coffee cards for fun. Used the Camouflage tech for the background. Got the idea to add the calendar from another beautiful card posted on SCS for the Orange Coffee card challenge not to long ago.

For last weeks Color Challenge, and Sketch Challenge. LOVE THIS!!! SO GIRLY!!! Going to make a bunch of these for birthday parties.
Sticking with the Color Challenge and Sketch Challenge, I made this to send to a friend.