Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lily's Snack!!

We have a yellow lab who is almost 3!! She is a good dog, but a big dog. At night she sleeps in our room and we put a baby gate up so she can't roam the house. She has been sleeping lately with the girls in the living room since their room is to cold for them. But, on Sunday night, the girls were gone at Landon and Calvin's house, so I finished getting the Christmas cards that needed to be mailed ready and they were sitting on the coffee table next to the rest that needed to have pictures added for the family cards to be delivered on Christmas eve. Dh decided to go to bed and I went into my crap, I mean craft room to work on a few cards and I heard a crash!!

This is what I discovered -

And this is Lily - Lily the Pilly

Stamp Something's DRS Sketch Challenge

On Friday, Sketch Something gave us their latest challenge, DRS Sketch Challenge and so here is mine. I used some CTMH paper and then a stamp I have that I love and added a blue flower.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas for Travis!!!

My cousin Catherine who a few months back had me make the dreaded purple cards - lol- Asked me to do a tag book with coupons for her husband Travis. They, like many of us are feeling the pinch this year and with a 8 yr old boy and a baby girl (Miss Carley - yeah another C name, made my girls happy!) due on Feb. 12th, I was happy to oblige, so here is Travis' Christmas coupon book!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Limelight Papercrafts Six Chicks Sketch Challenge #11

Yesterday was Limelight Papercrafts Six Chicks Sketch Challenge #11. And since I needed more Christmas cards, I dug out an old set I had from SU from 1998 which I love and used Basic Gray Wassill paper for the challenge. The picture is kind of funky as we took it at about midnight last night on the living room couch!! lol

Snow is still here!!

School was cancelled yesterday due to the snow and also today. I did not have much access to my computer due to the fact the girls had it most of the day. I finished one of my Christmas decorations that I have been working on the other night. A few weeks back on Splitcoast there was a Christmas Accordian tag made by Sharon Johnson in the galleryhere. She had the instructions posted here. Well, I thought this would be fun, so I made my own. I actually have done two but this is the first finished one.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gift Not Included!!!!

Ok, my kids do have a sense of humor!! lol For the Youth group gift exchange, it was a cheap gag gift. So, Catie came up with this idea of wrapping two batteries with a tag that says gift not included!! So, this is what we did. It is sad though because youth group was cancelled due to the snow.

It's snowing!!

We have had some snow off and on since Saturday night. This is our front yard late this afternoon.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Clear Dollar Stamps Color Challenge

At Clear Dollar Stamps weekend color challege at Paper Craft Planet, Linda picked the colors Pretty In Pink, Real Red and Sage Shadow. Since I don't have any of the SU colors, I used a red and pink from my scrap bin and Olive from CTMH. I used the tree from Charlie Snowhorse set that I love. I also got to use my new swiss dot folder for the first time. I would never put these colors together, but I did my best. Thanks Linda!!

Happy Friday everybody and have a great weekend

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Limelight Papercrafts Six Chicks Sketch Challenge #10

The Limelight sketch challenge today was fun. You should have seen me cutting these strips!!! A whole bunch went into the fireplace - and man is my house warm today!! lol
I used my Snowman from CTMH as he was stamped and ready to cut out. Dh is home this week and next and is finally installing shelfs in my linen closet that was redone over a year ago when we remodeled my bathroom!!! Oh no, the guy who did the remodeling couldn't put the shelfs in, dh said he could do it. I think he finally decided to do it so he could keep sleeping in the house instead of his shop (yes I have been threatening it!!)
Have a great day!! Oh and go check out my friend Stamp Katie's card and scroll down and look at her snowflake cookies she made for my candle party the other night. They were so yummy!! I am so lucky to have a friend like her!!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

InStyle Stamps first Sketch Challenge

There is a new stamp company called InStyle Stamps and they have these great girl stamps and on their blog here they have a sketch challenge. Go check it out. I don't have any of their stamps yet, but soon!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Hearts In Touch Christmas Bookmark Swap

My Hearts In Touch yahoo group had a swap for Christmas Bookmarks and I got to send mine to Beth B from our group. I love this stamp from Hearts In Touch and then I used my MS snowflake punch, ran the snowflakes through the Xyron and added some glitter.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Our Creative Corner Challenge

Our Creative Corner had a challenge for Snowmen or snowflake cards. I was waiting for the girls to do this challenge but they are never home so I figured I would share one of mine. I love this background paper, it is glittery with snowflakes.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

2nd Day of Christmas with Limelight Papercrafts

Limelight Papercrafts 2nd day of Christmas was at Lee's and it was an inspiration challenge, so here is mine.

Monday, December 1, 2008

First Day of Christmas at Limelight Papercrafts

At Limelight Papercrafts they are doing a 12 Days of Christmas. They have challenges, games, giveaways and fun!! Today's challenge came from Lisa to create a card with a bird, ie: the First day of Christmas . . . . a partridge in a pear tree!! Ok, here is mine. I used the little tree and ornaments from Charlie Snowhorse and the bird is from Charlie Fenced in. (Both sets are from Clear Dollar stamps and I used scrap papers from my bin!! I used Martha Stewart glitter and some ribbon I got at Michaels. I hope you like it.

Business Christmas Cards

We own our own lawn care business, K & B Lawn Care and we have about 25 steady customers and a few we do once in a while, so I like to make cards for them. What was really cool about this is I was hostess for the CTMH stamp club and got all the stuff for free!! Made dh happy. I ended up taking over the coffee table for a few days - it is nice to have it back. Now all I have to do is sign and address these.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Crazy Days and many cards!!

Here is a card I did last week. I have been working one 32 Christmas cards-don't ask how I got 32 I was only making 30!!) I will soon have pictures to post of the cards. I took over the coffee table in the living room on Wed. evening and it has stayed covered with these cards until about 10 minutes ago (It was about 9:45 pm) My family will be happy and so will the poor dog. I won't let her up on the couch or near the table!!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Splitcoast Triangle Fold Medallion 11/17/08

Splitcoast had a Technique Challenge last week that I did. It was hard to figure out until I realized they don't fit into each other they just glue together.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Give Thanks Card

Here is one of my Thanksgiving cards. I used a very old SU set that I have had for years!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Stamp Somethings - Thanksgiving Somethings Challenge

Over at Stamp Something the challenge today was to make something for the season- Thanksgiving- so since my girls actually finished their cards (mine is not done!!0 I thought I would put theirs into the challenge. Once a month we get together at my sisters and have a craft night. It is my sister, Julie, sil Darlene, niece Dawn, great niece Amanda, me, my girls (sometimes!!) and this last Tuesday, my sister Roxi, great niece Jamie Sue and my newest (and only) great-great niece Kayla all came. Dawn and I got our punches and nestabilities and she had the pattern to make these turkey's!! Caties card is the middle one and Cissy made the other two. They had so much fun, so here are their cards.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Our Creative Corner Challenge using Silhouette stamps

Our Creative Corner had a challenge to use silhouette stamps, so I thought I would share this card I made last weekend. It uses pots that I cut out from my cricut to make a bird bath.


Stamp: Close to My Heart bird from Free Spirit and flower from Treasure Life
Inks: CTMH Chocolate, Olive and Barn Red
Paper: misc
Accessories: Cricut cartridge Walk in My Garden

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Green Christmas Ornament

Here is the second of my ornaments. This one is the green one. They both found new homes last night - my sister Julie got this one and my sil Darlene got the blue one. This one was harder to do as it is a smaller square to roll into the cones. lol

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stamp Something Sketch Challenge

This weeks sketch challenge at Stamp Something was fun and challenging to make them fit on a card without making a huge card!! lol I used a glue pad for the circles stamping a snowflake with the glue pad, heating it up and then adding the glitter. Well, next time I will put the whole card together before I add the glitter because by the time I got done most of the glitter was barely there! I have such a terrible time using the glue pad. But I do like how this turned out.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Our Creative Corner Challenge

A week ago Our Creative Corner had a challenge to be inspired by a cupcake. So, here are mine. I found this on Tinkerin-in-ink a while back and wanted to do them, so I finally did.

Christmas is Coming!!!

It is very scary that Christmas is only 38 days away and I have two presents!! And when your friends decide to make ornaments you can't let them be one up on ya!! lol So, I cased my friend Stamp Katie and here is one ornament with the box to go with it. I actually made the card a while back!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Limelight Papercrafts Six Chicks Sketch Challenge #8

Limelight Papercrafts Six Chicks Sketch Challenge #8 was posted yesterday, so I thought I would play. I got to use my new Shimmerz in pink that Mandy sent me for winning the What Makes you smile question!! I put the shimmerz at the top of the card and on the cupcake frosting and around the edge of the frame.

Stamp: Lockhart Stamp Co.
Inks: India Ink
Paper: Gypsy by Basic Grey
Accessories:Shimmerz Pink, Rhinestone pearls, watercolor pencils

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Not much to post!!

I haven't got much to post, I have been making some ornaments and working on my family history this week. I have lots of notebooks full of family history and have been working on it off and on for about 7 years. Still trying to find my g-g- grandparents on the Russell side!!! I need to go to Brasher Falls, New York and search for my g-grandparents marriage license, I guess. I know when, where and the minister but can't find it online!!

I have also been researching where my dh Keith's dad was held when he was a POW during WWII. Keith's dad passed away in 1976 when Keith was 8 and his mom in 1992 before we were married and I didn't know before that I would want to know!! On Sunday, we went to his Aunt and Uncle's 66th wedding anniversary and she had more family pictures for me. And in with the pictures was a postcard that Keith's dad sent to her in 1945 from the Prison camp - Stalag 1X B Bad Orb- written right on it. Oh my goodness, I about cried. So I went into the POW archives and found his name. Now I know exactly where he was. I spent hours and lots of postage in 2003 tracing down the men in his unit and corresponded with a few - but they did not know where he was held because they went different places. He was held by the Germans from Dec. 18, 1944 until Bad Orb was liberated in April of 1945 by an American unit. I am still alive, just working on different things.

(This is what it says-

Camp de prisonniers
M.-Stamm_ger 1X B Bad Ord* Date 1-9-45*

Dear Pearl + Family
I am fine and in a P.W. camp
now. You can send me a box
if you will please of peanuts
ca and kraft cheese. I
hope to see you soon.
Tell everybody hellow.
Your bub Roy*
* Written in pencil by Roy Sorensen

Monday, November 10, 2008

Stamp Something's Challenge

A few weeks back Stamp Something's challenge was For the Birds and I won a stamp set from There She Goes called Home Is Where the Heart Is. So, for this weeks challenge at Stamp Something, I used the set I won.

It was fun to color in and make it look like my house!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Lori's Sketch!!

Lori WIlson at Clearly Delightful blog has a sketch up with some blog candy. She designs stamps for Clear Dollar Stamps.

I used my Charlie Horse stamp - which I love!! and CTMH Sarsparilla papers.

P.S. It took me three different times to upload this - the reason is that little Calvie guy - he likes buttons and 'accidentally' pulled the plug on the computer!! lol