Friday, October 26, 2007

Tagged Again and Just for You

I hope everyone had a Great Halloween. We had almost 70 ghosts and goblins. That's more than usual for us. It was so much fun seeing all the neat costumes.

This afternoon I got high speed Internet. I can't believe how fast it is!! I am going to love this. I will be uploading a lot more often....Yay!!

I have been tagged by June ...Be sure and visit her Fabulous Blog at Simply Elegant Paper'll be glad you did. On to the tag......

1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?

This is too hard.....I love paper but I think I would take the embellishments.....

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose?

Stamps....I am a stampaholic!!

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?

Cards, Cards, Cards...I love making them.

4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home...(can't have both he he he).

Although I think it would be fun for a while to have a Scrap booking store.....I know how much work it is to have a business...lots of paperwork and little time to create....I'll keep my stamp space at home.

5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style?

I am not really sure. I like simple ...and well embellished. I like clean looking cards and distressed....and I would like to make them I generally let the image after it is stamped or colored dictate the style I feel goes with it.

Here are the rules..............

Please answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions..........make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging....Thanks!!

Now to tag 5 people......hopefully some of these people haven't been tagged.






Just for You Card

This is just a little 3x3 card I made with Carla's Sketch. It was such a great little sketch I saved it to use later.

Here's my little card...

Stamps - House Mouse (image from Carla), Flexible Fancy Phrases.

Paper - Whisper white, blue bayou, printed scraps.

Ink - classic black, close to cocoa.

Image is colored with Prismacolor pencils/oderless mineral spirits.

Accents - flowers, glitter, ribbon, white gel pen.

Thanks for looking everyone....Have a Great Day!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I'm Tagged

First off I want to make sure that everyone realizes that I do not have 4 dogs living in my house. ..only Buddy.

The others belong to my grown up daughters that live away from fact different towns and cities. I got the feeling that some thought they all lived with me......don't get me wrong ... I love dogs....but I am not that "Special" of a person to be able to raise 4 dogs in my home. I truly admire people that do. The place where I got buddy had 4 live in dogs...some rescued ...Fabulous people....well behaved dogs.... you would never have known all these animals were even there. My daughter has 2 dogs and I admire her also.

Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments about Buddy and my Grand-doggies.

I'm Tagged Carla at Moralia’s Weblog.

Be sure to check out Carla's Fabulous Blog...not only are her creations Fantastic!..she always has the most Wonderful Sketches and contests going on. You don't want to miss it!!

Here are the rules for this tag..

1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

Here goes...

1. I hate liver....I have since I was little ...and it doesn't matter how it's cooked!!!

2. I love walking.....every day if I fact I really don't feel good unless I get that walk in.

3. I like to wear loose crappy clothes around the house.

4. I love deep fried fact I pretty well like any kind of mushrooms anything.

5. I love salads and can eat them everyday...especially if there are mushrooms in

6. I have naturally curly hair.........when I was young I use to do anything to straighten it I am just so happy to just let it go.

7. I've never been on an airplane.....A few years ago my dh and I were at an airshow and 2 planes crashed right in front of us ...killing both pilots and passengers....very traumatic...Ever since...neither my dh nor I feel we are missing anything by not going on a plane.

Okay......Now to tag 7 other people. All these people have Totally Fabulous Blogs....but some of these bloggers are new commenter's on my blog and I would love to know more about them if they have time to play.








Have a Great Day Everyone!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

There's a Puppy in the House..or is it a Bear or a Gremlin???

Hi Everyone, I've been very busy...I got a new puppy last Wednesday night. His is a Bichon/Shihtzu.
His name is, "Buddy"...and he is such a Sweetie! His house training is well under way....but don't leave your shirt on the floor or he may surprise you with a little piddle.

I'm crate training him and he loves his little Kennel. He has begun to hide his toys and goodies is there...and if I say potty (we are going outside now) and he doesn't have to go....he runs like a little demon into his Kennel. Which is all right, cause he doesn't allow any bathroom habits in there.
Last night he slept from 11:30 to 7:00 AM. without needing to go to the bathroom....he will whine in his Kennel if he needs to go and before this, it was a couple times during the night. I hope he keeps this up...cause I sure enjoyed the sleep.
He's already learned to sit and down. Still working on stay and come. We go for a few short walks a day with his leash and halter. He is doing very well takes him a little while to warm up though. I'm hoping the weather holds out so we can get the walking down pat for the winter. He looks soooo cold even though he has a ton of hair.

Now I want to show you his playmates......our Wonderful Grand-doggies... Harlee and Wynter are my oldest daughter Trina's fur-children...Trina and her husband live 3 hours away...Buddy hasn't met them yet but will soon. ... Harley - American Eskimo/Lab.....isn't she Beautiful??

Wynter - American Eskimo/Pug....She loves food and that order please.

Last but definitely not the least ....another new addition to the family...our daughter Kim's (who lives a 1/2 hr drive away) new puppy, "Buster".....Maltese/Shihtzu. He reminds me of a fluffy cuddly pyjama pillow...and look at that nose....don't you just want to, "honk" it??? Buddy has met him and thinks he's pretty neat.
On Thanksgiving Harley, Wynter and Buster were visiting here. On Christmas there will be 4 dogs here altogether.......What a Blast!!
I hope I didn't bore anyone too much with my large doggy post... I am just so proud of all of them.
I am hoping to get back into stamping soon .......but it may be a little bit yet.
Thank you all so much for all your wonderful just totally makes my day!!!
Take Care!! Have a Great Day!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Merry Christmas eh?

This card is another combination of challenges:

The Theme Challenge at Kimmie's Pink Cat Studio Contest and the SC146 sketch challenge.

Here's my card:

Stamps - High Hopes, HOTP

Ink - classic black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa

Paper - Whisper White, handsome hunter, basic grey, michaels

Accents - Glitter, hemp, cord, snowflakes, stardust pen

This Wonderful High Hopes image is colored with Prismacolor pencils ( oderless mineral spirits) and Twinkling H20's

Have a Great Day!! and Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Merry Christmas..Challenges, Challenges!

I've combined many challenges with this card. I always seem to be a little behind so I'm trying to catch up a little.

This card is for the Supply Challenge at Kimmie's Pink Cat Studio Contest. There are only a few days left so hurry and get your cards in!!

This is also for Allison's B&W Challenge for Christmas. Allison is offering terrific blog candy on her Fabulous blog.

I made this card with the SC145 Sketch Challenge and the WT135 Bling Challenge:

I had a great time making this didn't take very long at all...and I am so surprised that a B&W card can look Christmassy.

Here's my card:

Stamps - Inkadinkado

Ink - Versafine Black

Paper - Whisper White and Fiskars Black CS

Accents - Glitter, bling, ribbon, cuttlebug embossing, cuttlebug snowflake die, paper piercing.

Parts of the cuttlebug embossed snowflakes have glitter (mainly the circles of the flakes). The die cut snowflakes have glitter on them. I used the xyron to glue the snowflakes on the black CS.

Have a Great Day!! and Thanks for looking!!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Hope and Prayers!

This card is a RAK for the Dunn family. Both of their twin babies are battling cancer. You can read about it here;

Crafty Engineering

I used Kimmie's sketch from the Pink Cat Studio contest she is holding on her Fabulous! blog Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner

I am hoping to do some more sketch challenges (trying to combine them). I love doing them...I just need a little more time...I'm sure a lot of people can relate. It seems like sketch challenges and cards are in full swing right now...everything is so Gorgeous with the colors of Fall and Christmas on the way. I love it..there are so many Beautiful creations to look at ...and I am probably spending more time than I should on the Puter....But it sure is fun!!

Enough Babbling......Here's my card:

Stamps - High Hopes, SU Priceless, SU So Many Sayings

Paper - whisper white, blue bayou, dcwv metallic paper, magnolia papers

Ink - classic black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, old olive

Accents - pearls, stitching, cuttlebug corners, coluzzle for the scallops, cord, hope charm, stardust pens, stickles and paper piercing.

This Fabulous High Hopes Image (from my daughter...Thanks Trina) is colored with Prismacolor pencils ( oderless mineral spirits) and Twinkling H20's

Have a Wonderful Weekend everyone.....and .....Thank you so much for looking and your Fabulous comments.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Smilin' Pumpkins

We had a very good Thanksgiving. We celebrated it on Saturday. Each of our 3 girls brought something for the meal (it was so nice....more time to visit). There were also 3 dogs in the house...and they were all really good.

The card I have for you today is the first Halloween card I have ever made. I love Halloween papers and colors .....and have been inspired by all the wonderful Halloween cards and projects everyone has been making.

This card is also for my mother...who always has a Lovely smile for everyone.

I used the SC144 sketch challenge.

Here's my card:

Stamps - SU Batty for you, SU Canvas, Will'n Way. Paper - Whisper white, dcwv textured CS and printed paper, SU dp, assorted cs scraps. Ink - classic black, close to cocoa, old olive and elegant eggplant. Accents - ribbon, stickles, stitching, colluzle, paper piercing and cord. Image is colored with prismacolor pencils and OMS....and then mostly covered with stickles.

Thank you for looking everyone and your lovely comments!!! Have a Great Day!!!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Happy Fall!

It is Thanksgiving on Monday for Canadians. So to all my Canadian Blogger Friends, "Happy Thanksgiving!". To all my other Blogger Friends ...wherever you may be from..."Happy Fall!"

This last weekend we went to Saskatoon to visit my mother....who is doing very well. We took my brother Dana along....He is the one that has terminal can read about it here.

On our way down Dana was telling me about all the Beautiful Cards he has been receiving. He enjoys them so much that he won't open them all at once..he opens one here and there to stretch the enjoyment and have something to look forward too. He was in awe to receive them from all over the map. He would like to thank and let everyone know that he appreciates them SO Much!!

I'd like to Thank everyone as well......not only for the cards but for what they did....It was so wonderful to see him so happy and excited about has definitely made him feel less alone in the world. You are all Wonderful!!!

Here is my Fall card......It is made with the SC139 Splitcoast Sketch Challenge.

Stamps - SU Seasonal Whimsy

Paper - Whisper white, Chocolate chip, Costco

Ink - Earth elements markers for coloring stamp, classic black, old olive, creamy caramel and close to cocoa.

Accents - ribbon, flowers, brads, stitching, stardust pen and cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking and your kind comments! Have a Wonderful Weekend!!