Sunday, March 30, 2008

I got this image in my last order from EPaperie' I just love these monkeys and so want to add them ALL to my stamp collection soon. This is a Z fold card. they are super fun to do and very little stamping involved except your main image! They are the Changito Amigos monkeys from Stampendous.

This was another cute image in my pack. I have tried to order this stamp a few times but always on backorder... sighhhhhhhhhhhhh. Oh well at least I had one image to color!! These were the Changito Thank U from Stampendous.

This was another Zfold card. They are very fun and easy to do!

My last Z fold card. They are so fun to do. Another image from Epaperie that I got. This one is going to be a must buy for me for sure as it is super cute!! This is in their store under Wood Stamp- Birthday Flowers

Saturday, March 29, 2008

My Blog Banner

Many have asked about my blog banner. It is a picture of our farm from our house. We live 1/2 mile away from it for now. This was taken after a storm had passed through and I was "thinking" of doing a blog and thought this would be the perfect picture for the banner. We took over his parents farm 3 years ago and drive back and forth for now until his parents find a place to live. We milk about 60 cows and do pretty good with them. Last year we shipped just over 1,500,000 lbs of milk so we were happy with that number!! Hope you enjoy the picture!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

My friend Mish is celebrating her one year blog anniversary this month and is giving away lots of prizes. Today she's hosting a fun scavenger hunt and she's asked me to help her out. If you want to play along and be entered for the prize drawings, check out her blog HERE. There are 13 questions that you have to answer correctly. Mish has selected 13 of her blogging friends, including me, to each post one of the answers to her questions. So if you're playing along, you've come to the right place. The answer to question #3 is Snails....

Be sure to check out her snail cards as they are so cool!!

Here is an image from an image swap I did. I just love image swaps because it gives you different images w/o having to spend LOTS of money getting them!! I just love this lady. I used my copics with the blender pen to get a more "washed out" look to her clothes. She also has fun flock on her slippers to make them fuzzy!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Not really liking this card but it's ok. I just got this set from EPaperie' and wanted to use it. Stampendous makes it! These monkeys are super cute!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

I had this acrylic stamp set I bought at Epaperie' a while ago and I have finally used it. It is a set by My Favorite Things and is just so cute!! I had the background paper laying around too, so using up the scraps!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I saw Cambria Turnbow post these and had to try them. I made them for the Church Easter Breakfast. Put one on each table for decoration. These were fun!!

Here was another idea that Cambria alerted us to on her blog. These are super fun and what a great "showcase" for chocolate eggs!!! You really need to check out her blog!! Click her name on the left side of my blog!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Puppy's are all spoken for or gone!!

Yup you heard me right. A lady came and fell in love with the last 2 so they are gone!!

So we placed 6 puppies in 5 homes

We do have Tickles at our house yet but he is spoken for. It is so quiet here now it will be different!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

This chickie is so cute. I got the image from my friend Joy from Epaperie. He just makes me smile!!

Also another image from Joy at Epaperie. I had to get my Spica glitter pens out that I bought from Ellen Hutsons store on these to make them glittery!! Just click her link to the left and take a look. They are in the Copic section!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ribbon, Ribbon, and more Ribbon

This ribbon was given to me yesterday. Not sure what I will do with all of it yet or where to store it is the biggest problem!!

The ribbon goes the entire length of my couch and that box is good sized and is full of curling ribbon!

Monday, March 17, 2008

OMG my very good friend Bevie Pearl sent me this Blog Award. She is one special person that I hope to someday meet!!! I have so many good friends that make my day special each and every day! The list is on the side of my blog of all my friends that inspire me!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I signed up for an ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap and they are due very soon. This is what I came up with. I do love the new glitters SU has now.

I redid this as I didn't like the layout to well yet. I love glitter though!! This is the final one that is ready to go in the mail

Friday, March 14, 2008

One of Kyle's friends (they are twin girls) came tonight when we were finishing up in the barn and took Bear home. So this one has been spoken for!!

I made these up quickly with the special SU had on Wild Wassabi cardstock. The pack includes 16 sheets of 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" Wild Wasabi textured card stock that has been scored at 1-1/8" and 5-5/8", and it was only $3.95. This scoring makes it perfect to make pocket cards!!! I put one of these in all of my customers bags from my Open House. Hope they all enjoyed them!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

another exciting day

Well I didn't get a bit of stamping done today as the puppies keep me moving....
I did clean up the house a bit which lead to Dan coming home and saying "What did you do all day?" WELL I could go off on him but after doing dishes, 4 loads of laundry (all before lunch) and cleaning up the house and after the 4 puppies I was exhausted!! So here is me thinking hey he is leaving today for a meeting so I might get a quick nap in.... WRONG!! I had to run for parts for the farm...

So I take my list (ya he gave me one) And off I go. Get to the place and he wants some dang bolts for some tractor weights he wanted 3/4 x 3 1/4... THEY DON"T HAVE 3 1/4 they only have 3 and 3 1/2. SO I called him and he decided he would use 3 1/2. There was a smart comment to that but I won't go into that!! MEN!!

Then it is off to the grocery store with my niece. It is one of those trips where Auntie I think I need that.. I am hungry for that..... It can go on.. So going in there for a $4 gallon of milk turned into a "bit" more. You get my drift... Auntie is a "sucker" for those little girls. This is the main reason I go usually before they get to my house!! Way cheaper.

Then to the gas station where I needed to get some caffeine!! I let her in the car for 1 minute and she comes in crying that she can't stay there w/o me... i yi yi I was watching her the ENTIRE time as it is a small place. 4 Year olds!!!

We get home and I want to crash, but the puppies have a different idea!! So now I am doing this entry only after picking up the garbage Heather's lovely dog has pulled ALL OVER MY FLOOR... how the heck do you get a dog to quit tipping the garbage cans and dragging it EVERYWHERE is beyond me. The other day she ate 2 bags of Jerky I just bought for $7/bag.. wow was it not a good day then!!

So I am off to do chores and hoping the cows don't give me as much grief as those puppies and the dog has. My niece will be going into Grandma's house to give her grief!! Hope you all had a better day than I had!!!

I almost forgot this I did finish this morning too. I had it all ready to glue down yesterday but glued it down this morning as wanted to "look at it" for a day and make sure it was what I wanted.

Here is a frame I made for our neighbor that moved into town. They are elderly and had an Open House last month but I was so busy that we never made it there. Hoping to get this to them very soon.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Image Swap cards

My friend Lana hosts an image swap and these were in it last month!! This is a Z fold card. They are fun to do and I am thinking of doing them at my next Stamp Camp or Open House for sure!! I so love my Nestabilities (got them from Ellen Hutsons store) and the Cuttlebug!!

This was a card for my neighbor. She is a leap year baby so turned 11 this year (she likes being 11 better than 44) These are really fun cards to do. It also gets my Nestabilities out.

This was my last Z fold card that I did yesterday. These are super fun and just love doing them.

Another puppy spoken for!!!

Well another puppy is spoken for, TICKLES!!.I had to crop out the "mess" in this picture cause it was right after they were tearing apart a newspaper and my living room was a disaster!!! We have to keep this one until my step-niece gets into her house that they are buying. Closing could take a month or so.. ughhhhhhh So now we have 3 more puppies to give away. Slowly they are all finding good homes. Noodles who we got rid of on Saturday went to an awesome home and it was her Graduation present to have her own dog!!! Someone did see her puppy and might want one, and just their luck we have one more longer haired puppy!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Another puppy going

Another sad day here for the kids as the puppies are slowly finding homes. Today we drop off Noodles on the way shopping to get Heather her Track shoes. So now 2 puppies in homes and 4 more to go.. ughhhhhhh. They are starting to get to active for the house now so hoping to get rid of more soon. Suppose to warm up this week so will be able to let them outside for a while each day :)

I do know my niece wants one but it has to stay at her sisters place and not sure when they will get into their new house. I know I don't think we can watch it for a couple more months though as that is the one that is super active!

Friday, March 7, 2008

I had to do up some Thank You's for our 4-H Older Youth group that is meeting Monday night so did these up quickly.

Got a Butterfly Heidi Swapp mask from Ellen Hutsons store and used a sponge to create these, ran them through my Cuttlebug and easy peasy Thank You card!!

This one is done with the Floral Heidi Swapp mask. These make a cool image for a background that is for sure!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I love Certainly Celery so that is what I used here. This is an image from an image swap that my friend Lana Lepinski does with a group of us every month.. I just love having all these images to color. I also used the new HH in our Occassions mini.. Love that stuff!! Also used our clear beads for the bottom of the shell.

This image is just to cute... Love that new Hodgepodge hardware too!! Pink Camilicious flowers on this one for my dear friend Cambria Turnbow!!!

I found some old Stampin Up Fun Flock for this one. Love the soft feel to the bunny.

These eggs were fun to color

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I saw this on my friend Cambria Turnbow's site and had to try one. I did purple as I don't tend to use purple to much and have just started using it again. It's Cami's version of a bag-a-lope! Click on her blog link on the left side and see hers. Thanks Cami this was fun!!! The picture is a bit blurry but not sure how to fix that!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Ok.. I stamped this up on Friday just no time to post so will get it posted today! I love how it turned out.

Stamps: Nobel Deer, Plaid Background, Smarty Pants
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Only Orange, YoYo Yellow, and Glossy White
Ink: YoYo Yellow, Only Orange, Basic Black

Here is Boodah. She found a good home on Sunday and hopefully will be happy there as they have 4 children!! 1 puppy down 5 to go