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.