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!!!