Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I forgot to take a picture

Can you believe it? my co-worker loved the cards i made and while i was waiting for her to pick them up, another girl i work with saw them and fell in lOvE with them & ask me to make her some exactly like the first picture (with the distressed edges) only in PINK and BrOWN!!!!! so i made her 6 (3 pink and 3 brown) and she loved them too!!! woo hoo!!! BUTTTTTTT, i forgot to take a picture! oh well, maybe next time. so this is a short post , cuz i am soooo tired and i havent even had time to check out my fav blogs, so i am off to do that for a few minutes before i fall asleep TTAATAA for now my friends!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Croppinswap project and cutest babies EVAH!!!!

have you ever had a project that you kept trying to get right and the picture in your mind just could not be produced??? So if your like me, you trash it and start over.....well thats how my project for the Croppinsville Swap went...and so finally this post it note holder got my seal of approval to send out....of course they are due tomorrow and the mail probably wont get there til monday or tuesday.....luckily Allie is at CHA (having a marvelous time, i'm sure so she wont be back to get the projects until at least Monday. So take a look and tell me whatcha think....and then look at the cutest babies evah EVAH....they came over to play w/grandma (cuz uncle Aaron is gone to FArgo, ND for USAW NATIONALS) and they dont want me to be lonely!

This is my P3 (pretty pretty princess!!!) and her is sooo busy playing with all the toys, she just cant be bothered to pose for a picture.

And this is my littlest monkeyliver....I know strange pet names, but they definetly seem to fit cuz he is feisty, but so precious and soooo sweet....

He loves his grandma and I love both of them HIGHER THAN THE SKY AND WIDER THAN THE OCEAN X'S 87 1/2 KAJILLION (and that is a very whole LOT!!!!) grandbabies are the best!!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with lots of crafting!!! tata for now!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Clickabella card set

A friend of mine ask me to make a set of cards for her to give to a realtor she does alot of business with, so this is what i came up with.....she picked the image and the chose the color scheme of chocolate and blue, so take a look and see what you think....i hope she likes them, she is picking them up tomorrow! I made 6 w/envies...2 of each style (one in blue, one in chocolate)

I used my cuttlebug on the bases, distressed the edges of the 2nd card and used my nesties on the third card. They were all colored w/prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I used a glitter gel pen to add a little bling to the computer and her "pearls" and a gel pen for the flower accent on her pants and the mouse! They were fun to make, so i hope the recipient enjoys them!

Blog Candy winner

Ladies please forgive, I started my new job this week....luving it!!!...but busy busy busy, and didnt post the blog candy winner....drum roll please......................#9 HEATHER!!!! so Heather please email me at tmhaire@hotmail.com with your address and some fun stuff will be on its way. i have cards to post....hopefully tonight if i can get my son packed....he leaves tomorow for ISWA CADET NATIONALS in Fargo, ND for 10 days!!! OMG it will be quiet at my house. Hopefully that means lots of crafty time!

Friday, July 11, 2008

wow!!! there is alot of blog candy available out there

check some more out here and congratulate Nikki on her 10K hits!!!

http://bunny-zoes.blogspot.com/2008/06/blog-candy-yeah-10000-hits.html plus she has got some really cool cards to peak at as well!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

another chance for blog candy

I just found this opportunity to win some blog candy over here at
so stop by, link your blog and comment for a chance to win! FREE is FUN!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

BELLAS everywhere!!!

Obviously I am bored here at work....this is my last week here before I start my new job, so I have already prepped everything to leave and there isnt much left to do....so i thought i would go ahead and show ya some bellas i recently made.

I made this card for my daughter who is cosmetology school in Indy right now and I am never sure what color her hair willbe when she comes home for the weekends. anyway, i thought it was fun and a good reminder that it doesnt matter what color your hair is as long as you are always true to yourself!

Next is a balloonabella i made to celebrate the 4th of July. I used glossy accents to make the balloons appear shiny and lots of stickles and glitter pens to show her off.....I think the stars just kinda added a little something to balance out the card, I mean afterall it is supposed to be the stars and stripes forever right?

And lastly is a bikibella card i made....it is a little different because i used my swiss dots CB embossing folder and then i used my pink and lime chalk ink to color the stripes, I think it turned out o.k. not sure if it is exactly what i had pictured in my mind, but then again alot of times things turn out a little differently that my mental picture, so it doesnt mean there is anything wrong with it, just a little different. well guess that is all i can share today....but keep in mind.....there is BLOG CANDY up for grabs until Sunday 8 p.m. cST, and you dont have to comment on which of my cards you like best just what STAMP OR STAMP SET you currently love the most or WANT THE MOST (HINT HINT...WiNk wInK, Nudge NuDgE!!!) so your ANSWER will help determine what the candy is!!!! Hope you are having a blessed day! I know i am!!!!

Postalbella and RAK's

This first card is a Postalbella Card from Ami and although she didnt care for it much, I think she did an awesome job AND she followed the sketch, which i could not make work for me! so Thank you Ami for a wonderful card, it made me smile! It looks like a little purse and has the cutest little metal charm on it~looks like a martini class! sooooo cute and the colors are perfect together!!!

Next are a few RAK I received in the mail last Thursday from some awesome ladies and they sent me images to color too!
The Riley one came from Kim..I just love the Pirate Riley and you may not be able to tell, but behind riley is a scroll that looks like a map....so adorable! and she sent me this assortment of fun images to color just to thank me for sending her some BELLA images! I wasnt expecting her to do that, so it was a very nice surprise!!!! The second card is from Susan and she sent me these images in exchange for some i sent her and boy did she bless me!!! i will be coloring til my heart is content! I feel very fortunate to call these 3 gals "friends" and they should feel priveleged as i do NOT take that "friends" term lightly! OK so thats all for now....I do have a few bellas that i will be posting later today for you to enjoy, but until then....tata for now!

Monday, July 7, 2008

SO much to share and Blog Candy

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!!! Ours was great, weather was great, no complaints anywhere!!! and i had a few spare minutes that i got to make some cards! woo hoooo, gotta luv those 3 day weekends! and My NEW nestabilities came in the mail on Thursday, so i got to play with them a bit also. So here is what i worked on:O.k. this used to be an infamil can (we've had alot of those over the past year~thankfully, Kailyn is almost completely off it now) anyhoo, i decided it would make a nice container for my colored pencils and gel pens, so that is what i did!

Next is a card i made in honor of the 4th of july, but i think it is missing something, so i will be back to the drawing board tonight on it....I used some TAC butterflies for the first time and they were sooo much fun to color...take a looky:
Next, is another card i made with my clickabella stamp from http://www.stampingbella.com/ Gotta love the bellas!!! She was colored w/prismacolor pencils and gamsol and the background was cuttlebugged! I think that is one of my Favorite Tools EVAH EVAH!!!!
Next is a card I made with my Great Impressions stamp of the month from one of our LSS Memories on Main! I distressed the edges of the pictures and I used my Swiss dots cuttlebug folder for the background. The last card uses the cutie cute Sophia stamp from Paper Pretties that a wonderful wish grantor sent me through SCS WRAK recently, and i think she is just soooooo precious!!!
That brings me to my blog candy......here's whatcha gotta do: Comment on what is your absolute favorite, above all got use go to stamp or stamp set and then add a link on your blog to this blog candy and i will draw a random number on Sunday July 13th at 8 p.m. CST and have the winner posted by Monday, 7/14...you will be winning a wonderful surprise....but it will partially depends on what your fav. stamp answer is.....that is the only hint i will give away (for now....dundun dunnnnnnn!!!) so join in the fun and post your comments!!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Finally, some time to make CARDS!

Hey everybody, hope your week is going well.....mine has been wonderful!!! I got some awesome news about the new job I applied for, I got the job!!!!! but i havent turned in my letter of resignation yet....that can wait until MOnday, so we can all enjoy our 3 day weekend!!!

first is a card i finished last night while watching "so you think you can dance" This is probably one of my all time FAVORITE shows!!! and right now there are 2 couples I think are really good so it is alway fun to see what they come up with. Anyhoo, the card is colored with my Prismacolor pencils and OMS and I used some stickles in her hair and a metallic gel pen on her belt and guitar. I used glossy accents on her boots to make them appear like patent leather, cuz a rocker like her could pull that look off! dontcha think so!!! The tag is shrinky dinked and say YOU ROCK and i used my cranberry red ink pad to color it before I heat shrunk it. I think that turned out o.k. not sure if i would do it again, but i like it well enough for this card. I used SCS121 sketch challenge from SplitCoast Stampers for this layout.

Next is the Postalbella card I made for Heidi W. and hopefully she has received it or this may be a spoiler for her....so dont look Heidi! I tried to use the sketch, but OMG I could NOT make it presentable (although I do plan to keep trying!!!) so I improvised and did go ahead and use circles as part of the layout. The image is one i received in an image swap and I wasnt sure how to use her but then i added the buttoms and thought it turned out pretty good. let me know what you think....And finally, I am getting pretty close to 1500 visitors, so when I get there, I will be giving away some blog candy. I will post a blog candy challenge shortly and see what all you creative minds and my 3 loyal readers come up with......so get ready to start creating!!! and have a wonderful, blessed and above all SAFE 4th of July Celebration!!! There is nothing to compare to true freedom (which God gives us) and a special THANK YOU to all the troops and their families for their sacrifices!!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Thank you Loreen!!!

Isnt this penguin adorable? I just luvey him and thanks to Loreen now I have him!!!! She was just toooooo kind to send him my way because I could not find any LSS that carried him. so lookout girls, I will be making stuff with this cutie pie maybe tonight!!!

and a quicky update for those who care to read on: Aaron's Greco team finished 8th in the Nation (WOO HOO GO TEAM INDIANA!) At the USAW Cadet Duals this past week in Kansas City, MO and that means he got a Medal and they qualified as "ALL-AMERICANS" Ever just feel like dancing???? of course my "happy dance" may be cause for histerical laughter if anyone ever saw it! but he personally won 5 lost 5 (2 of which he should have for sure won if he hadnt hurt his back, but thats o.k. stuff happens and we are definetly NOT complaining!!!) Oh and he did help one of his team mates win a match ~unfortunately, it was because the kid from Iowa broke his arm during his match w/my son......and NO, it wasnt his fault, the kid made a big mistake and posted his arm (meaning he put it down to try and catch himself) and my son said it was the grossest sound he has ever heard....it snapped and went backwards....YUCK!!! SO anyhoo that created a forfeit for his team mate. Good for him, bad for the other kid! OK thats all for now, I promise to post some cards tomorrow or maybe later tonight after I get home.