Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sweet Treats

Wow been a while since stamping. I so enjoy it but been so busy lately it has been a neglected part of my life. Here are little Cocoa treat boxes I made for the nieces and nephews on Dan's side. I have a 3 god children on his side so didn't seem right to just give those 3 a box and not the other 6... They were fun for sure!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Stamp-N-Stack

Hoping my invites for my annual Christmas Stamp-n-Stack didn't go out to late for you all. With Dan breaking his foot almost 2 weeks ago, I have been super busy doing things at the barn and the house while he tries to get it to heal. He will be back in the barn this weekend he is hoping so things will start to get back to normal I hope!!!

Will be posting projects soon, just to busy to stamp!!

For those that didn't get their letter for the SAS It is on the 21st from 9-3 and the 22nd from 10-3 at my house!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Christmas time..

Finally had time to stamp. Love this new snowflake set Stampin Up has out!!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Silver
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Silver embossing powder, Silver elastic cord

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Here was the other card that the ladies did for my New Catty Open House. I just love this stamp set!!
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Define Your Life
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Barely Banana, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry dotted ribbon

Friday, October 2, 2009

Here is a sneak peek for those coming to my Stampin Up Open House. Thought this would be a great card for them all to stamp!!
Stamps: Gifts of the Earth
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Black embossing powder, Frost White shimmer paint, Eyelete border punch, Whisper White organza ribbon, sponge daubers (for shimmer paint)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

So funny

We had a pot-luck supper the other night and one of the ladies has this printed for Ryan from his trip. I think it is funny and he said he thought they were going to drop him.. lol

Friday, August 21, 2009


Have you ever thought that those croched flowers you see look so good?? Well Nichole Heady has a splendid toot here I was told the directions are super easy to follow but I don't crochet!! I do have friends that have sent me some and I need to use them on something very soon :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Flying by

I made 2 of these for 2 little girls for their 7th birthday. I hope they like them
This set is called Sweet Centers and is in the Holiday Mini. Then you buy the Treat Cups and make a neat little card. Not a card to go through the mail but very cute none the less.
Stamps: Sweet Centers, On your Birthday
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Crushed Curry ribbon, Treat Cups, M&M's, Eyelete Border punch, Modern Label Punch

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Greenhouse Garden

I just love this stamp set. It is a 2 step and you do need the stamp-n-ma-jig to use it but it is so beautiful!! My cloverbuds made this for their simple stamped item for the fair and the judges did like it!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

We have a winner!!!

OK.. with using I have got a winner!!!

The winner of my OCL blog candy of Gingerbread fun is........

Sandra said...
that set can be a lot of fun! Sandraslbt17 at
August 7, 2009 4:53 PM

I will need your mailing information tfor OCL...

Thanks for playing everyone!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Our Craft Lounge Blog Candy!

Happy Thursday!!! I've been looking forward to today!! - One reason is the RELEASE of new AWESOME stamp sets from Our Craft Lounge! 31 brand new sets! I've got to play with some of these images already and am in love with them!! Another reason is that I get to give away a new set called Gingerbread Fun. I love this set for little treats but would make great cards too. Just start blog hopping to try to win one of the 31 sets to be given away today. A list of all the blogs can be found here.

Here is the image sheet to show you the stamps in the set that you can win just by leaving a comment on my blog!!

The little gingerbread boys work perfectly with my nestabilities to cut out a window on my small cookie box. I just cut down a cupcake box and it is so cute! I used stickles bought from eclecticpaperie. The nestabilites I got from Ellen Hutson store and I love them as they are so compact and that makes them easy to store and can be run through my cuttlebug or big shot!!

The paper used to make the "cookie" box is from Stampin' Up called Thoroughly Modern,and the ribbon is Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon from Stampin' Up.

The drawing for the stamp set will be Sunday night at 8pm. Good luck to everyone and be sure to leave a comment so that you have a chance to win.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tweet Winter Wishes

Our Craft Lounge is doming out with 31 new sets and you can find sneak peeks at their blog here. This is a set that I did a card with that was shown today called Tweet Winter Wishes. This set screams glitter for all the snow in it!!

I used Copics for the coloring and the paper was from Stampin' Up called Thoroughly Modern. The ribbon is the new Stampin' Up color Crushed Curry

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ryan's Europe trip!

Well Ryan returned last night from his 2 weeks in Europe and had a good time. Here are a few pictures:

At the Palace

Eiffel Tower at night

Ryan and Brittany in the phone booth

view from on top of the Eiffel Tower

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Retired SU stamps for sale

I accept paypal, or checks and will only ship after the check clears. $5.00 shipping priority will ship as many as I can fit in it, or $2.50 per set otherwise. Priority will ship with delivery confirmation also. Need to make some money for new catalog order!!

Wonderful Words (new $20.95)- $14.00
Holidays and Wishes (new $18.95)- $13.00
Haunting Halloween (New $18.95) - $13.00
Hugs and Wishes (new $18.95) - $13.00
Snow Flurries - $7.00Everything Baby (new $17.95) - $12.00
Heartfelt Thanks (new $32.95) - $23.00Big Bold Birthday (new $28.95) - $20.00
Floral background (new $17.95) - $12.50
Twill background (new $17.95) - $12.50
Paisley background (new $17.95) - $12.50
Canvas background (new $17.95) - $12.50
Bundled in Love (new $27.95) - $19.00
Everyday Flexible Phrases (new $41.95) - $30.00
Farm Fever - $30.00
To You and Yours (come with card kit to make 8 cards from this set and the original) - $20.00
Wishing You Cheer - $10.00
Tags for All - $20.00
SAB Ribbon bundle - $7.00
SAB Botanical Blooms (unmounted) - $12.00
SAB Congrats (unmounted ) - $12.00
SAB Yummy (unmounted) - $12.00
SAB Polka Dot punches (mounted) - $10.00
SAB Yummy (mounted) - $10.00
SAB Congrats (mounted) - $10.00

Soft Subtles 1 eyelets. Approx. 265 in container $4.00
Fresh Favorites eyelets. Approx. 229 in container $4.00
Basic Eyelets Approx. 410 in container $9.00
Earth Elements eyelets Approx. 495 in container $10.00
Bold Brights 1 eyelets Approx 579 in container $12.00
Or take all eyelets for $30.00

Papertrey sets:
Mailbox Greetings - $15.00
Honey Bees $10.00
Butterfly Kisses $15.00
Green Thumb $15.00

Misc. Sets:
Lizzie Anne Hey cupcake stamp $1.00
Snag'em stamps Penguin Chick, Penguin Dude, Popsicle all 3 $3.00
My Favorite Things Punny Farm $10.00
Stampendous Changito DOS $5.00
Stampendous Hey there Cupcake $5.00

Hanna But I need it $10.00
Hanna Tis the season $10.00

Blue Bind It All (used 2x and just dont' like it) comes with a few wires - $50.00 and shipping needs to be figured out later on this one

Monday, July 13, 2009

Baby chicks

OK.. she hatched 4 of them out. She kicked the others out of the nest. We have at least 3 like her and the other one is from our red hen.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


We had a hen sitting on eggs as she went broody.. Looky what I saw when I went up to get the eggs :) Hoping we find out how many hatched soon as she was sitting on 7 eggs!!!

OK.. we looked last night and there were 3 hatched. We put 3 eggs under her one day and 4 a day or two later.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stampin Up's new catalog....

Has now started :) It is loaded with some great stuff. So if you need one let me know otherwise you can shop in my SU online store through my website here. When you place at least $100/a year from me you get a catalog for FREE!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Father's Day card

Another quick card as that is all I can find time to do lately. Not to mention our Central Air broke on us so we borrowed a window air conditioner and it's just not the same!! Love these new In Colors

Stamps: Autum Days, Sanded background
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DP
Ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon, diamond brads

Monday, June 22, 2009

Birthday Card

My husbands grandfather turned 90 yesterday so made him a card that took a bit more effort than what I have been making lately ;) lol
Stamps: Sense of Time
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Razzleberry Lemonade DP
Accessories: Soft Suede marker, Window sheet, brown embossing powder, gold brads


Wanted to start out with a picture of our chickens that will be 3 months old on Friday. We made them a bigger pen to run around in. Posted on Craigslist so hoping someone calls soon as having 100+ chicks that go through 3 bags of feed a week is expensive!! lol You can see the turkens in the first picture bottom right corner are 2 of them.

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Stampin' Up catalog

WOWSERS.... I do love the new catalog. The new colors are awesome and I think I will enjoy using them very much this next year!!! I can't wait to show all my customers next weekend :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Joy

Happy Birthday to my hugable friend Joy Kennedy!! And to celebrate, eclectic Paperie is releasing an EXCLUSIVE stamp set by Our Craft Lounge here. Daisy released the new set "Kona" a day early to suprise Joy!!
Stamps: Kona from Our Craft Lounge
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DP
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, SU Corduroy brad, flower, dew drop on aloha

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bridal Shower

I waited until the last minute to do this card so it was a quick one. I have a bridal shower today so needed a card. I woke up at 5AM to do this and it took a while to figure out what I wanted to do.. lol

Stamps: To Have and To Hold, Elegant Inspirations (inside)
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery and Shimmery White
Ink: Black, YoYo Yellow
Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, White Taffeta ribbon, SU Embossing plate

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Alcohol inks

They can be super fun. This is a technique that one of my friends brought to my attention and it is fun!!! I buy my inks from Joy and Daisy I love their store.. lol

Friday, April 10, 2009

here is a video of our chickens done with my laptop. The ones in a box are our little bantam chicks and a couple of little ones. Also the white one Kookie named snowball is in there right near the outside of the box.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Lots of chicks

We got our baby chicks yesterday after 2 trips to Rothschild to get them at the Post office distribution center. The 2 boxes didn't come together and they couldn't find the 2nd one. So made 2 trips and got them going. The pictures aren't that good as we are fighting an infarred bulb in the heat lamps and that red color messes up the pictures.. lol We have 84 in our garage now.

We ordered a mixed assortment their choice so we have a lot of different breeds of chickens. We ordered all our chickens from

This first one is a Turken. It doesn't grow hair on it's long neck but is a good layer of brown eggs and can withstand cold temps well.

The 2nd picture is our Bantams. They are harder to keep going as they are small. The white one is our free exotic chick that they give you with your order. My girlfriend named it Snowball and it is doing very well considering we didn't think it would live at first but looks fine now.

These last two are a feeding frenzy.. Again sorry for the pics as that lightbulb isn't helping. They are all shades of brown, black, some yellow

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I cased this Easter card from someone but can't remember who. I used it for my SAB Open House as I didn't think I would have another workshop or anything else before Easter!
Stamps: NONE!!!
Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Chocolate Chip, Glorious Green, Whisper White, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Scalloped Oval Nestabilitie, SU texture plate, Stampin Up circle and oval punches, wiggly eyes

Friday, March 20, 2009


I needed a sympanthy card so did this one.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Brighter Tomorrow
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Bahsful Blue, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate taffeta ribbon, daubers, eyelet punch

Monday, March 9, 2009

My new great niece

My niece just made me a Great Auntie.

Shyanne Rain born March 8, 2009 @ 11:30PM Weighing in at 6lbs, 11.4 oz and was 19 inches long.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Faijita Seasoning

I can't remember how many times I go to make faijita's only to find that I am out of seasoning. We make them often in this house! I found this recipe that is excellent!! I make a big container of it up so that I always have some on hand now.

Faijita Seasoning

1 TBLSP Cornstarch
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp crushed chicken bouillon cube
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp cumin

I had most of this in my cupboard anyway so it costs very little to make and I made up a big batch of it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Box project

I think I might do this for my SAB Open House as I never did a new catty Open House yet. I really think these bees are adorable!!

Stamps: Just Buzzin By
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Whisper White
Ink: Summer Sun, Bahsful Blue, Appricot Appeal, Black
Accessories: Box #2 die, Chocolate Chip grosgrain

Saturday, February 28, 2009


We got 12 laying hens last month and 2 roosters!! They are very docile birds as you can pick them up. They are laying pretty well too most days.


My new niece is getting baptized tomorrow so did this card up.
Stamps: A Special Blessing
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pixie Pink
Ink: Pixie Pink
Accessories: Eyelet punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, sticky tape

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I have been liking this new punch for the bottom of my cards. I saw this one on SCS and just changed the ribbon and cardstock colors. I am thinking of using this for my SAB Open House in a couple of weeks! I like it with Black ribbon too!
Stamps: SAB Botanical Blooms
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Black, White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Taken With Teal, Black.
Accessories: Riding Hood Red ribbon, Eyelet punch

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I made this diaper cake for my niece for her baby shower. She is due to have her baby in about a week now.

These are super fun to make but takes time to roll all the diapers.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Here are the other wedding invite samples I did. I really like how the blue one turned out.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Valentines Day

I made this card for my husband for Valentines day.

Stamps: Happy Heart Day, Branch Out
Cardstock: Real Red, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Brown, Basic Black
Accessories: Assorted Markers, SU Heart to Heart punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, SU Eyelet Border Punch

Words are from Papertrey set Love Songs

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I was asked to do some wedding invites for someone that was renewing their vows.
I came up with 3 designs but haven't heard back as to what they liked. I can't find the other 2 pictures though.. lol

Finally back online!!

Wow it has been a while huh?? We switched to wifi internet and it has had blogger blocked since we connected. I went to the shop today and had them fix it so I could be online again!! So looking forward to posting stuff again

Saturday, January 17, 2009

another baby card

Here is another baby card I made

Stamps: Bundled In Love
Congrats (SAB)
Paper: So Saffron
Delicate Dots DP (SAB)
Accessories: Certainly Celery ribbon (SAB)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Oh Baby!!

I have a couple of friends that had babies and a niece that is expecting one in March so need to work on the cards!

First one:
Stamps: Bundled in Love
Congrats (SAB set)
Papers: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Whisper White, Delicate Dots Designer Paper (SAB choice)
Ink: Black, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Vanilla Hodgepodge, So Saffron ribbon (SAB cho


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Catalog!!

I am super excited that the new catalog has come out. Not so much for the stamps in the catalog (my list is sort of small) but for the accessories (the papers I am in love with) and dies for the Big Shot in there!! For my customers that have ordered from me lately, you should be getting your catalogs soon. Remember that they start 11AM our time on Monday!!! :)