Thursday, February 26, 2009

And the Winner Is...

Certainly not me for being so late in posting...but the winner was Lisa! I had the pleasure of hand delivering her gift to her! I'm not sure what all was in it, but even though the blog had not been updated, the prize bag grew! I hope she likes it. You can check out her blog by clicking on her name.

No crafty things today - maybe after this weekend - my little one turns 2 tomorrow ;) That means our weekend will be full of food, party, and joy!

God Bless You,

Friday, February 13, 2009

Finally Friday

Sorry about the absence yesterday. We still do not have electricity since a storm a couple of nights ago and as you know - no electricity - no Internet!

Here is my creation to show you though. Remember the mailbox I made a couple of weeks ago? Well, the more I looked at it, the less I liked it! So I tore it apart and made this instead! She seemed to really like it ;) I don't think she looked inside and found the sweet tarts though - that will be a surprise later! The paper is all Laundry Line by My Minds Eye and the Stamps are Love Song from Paper Trey Ink.

Here is the goodie going into the gift box for today!!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Heffalump Day!

I know that it is called Hump day for Wednesday, but really, Pooh, Tigger, and Heffalumps sound like so much more fun to me!

I did get my paper finished today! Woo Hoo!

Here is the gift going into the box today!

The nice weather had me thinking Spring and flowers... You know the rules on how to enter by now - so go ahead! And pass it on to others, too!

God Bless You,

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day #2

Here we are at the second day of the week long blog birthday celebration and getting ready to add something else to the gift box. I do not have anything to share today as far as a creation, because I needed to be working on a research paper last night (that is due in a couple of hours) and did not get to create or work on the paper...ANY!

Needless to say, I must work on the paper now, but I do have time to share goodie number 2!

A bottle of Martha Stewart glitter! (The glue for the glitter will come with this - it's just not in the picture!!) Remember to play, you just have to chose to follow my blog then you may enter daily! I will draw a winner on Monday the 16th! P.S. i know the picture is sideways - - sorry ;)

God Bless You,

Monday, February 9, 2009

Candy, Candy, Candy!!!

Today's blog must be all about the candy! And the best part is, no weight gain from this kind!
First of all, here is my card that fits both the CPS card challenge and the Paper Trey Ink Best Friend card challenge. The card is for my mom and she is my best friend because she is always there for me and loves me unconditionally. She is such a wonderful mom to me, wife to my dad, and "mam' to my little girl. I know, I used Swiss dots...AGAIN and the PTI Heart Prints...AGAIN!

Now to start off the blog birthday week - here is the first piece of candy that is going into the box - chipboard coasters! The possibilities with these are endless. Everyday I will be adding something else into the box all the way until next Monday, then I will use random number generator to give us a number. Enter every day for a better shot at winning! To enter - just chose to follow me, then leave a comment letting me know... That way when the winner is chosen, I can easily go to your info and let you know!!

Oh and the 2 Sketches Blog is having an Eye Candy for Blog Candy Contest...well, take a look at this eye candy I saw this weekend:

(YES, my hubby knows I posted Toby Keith for my eye candy!!)
God Bless You,

Saturday, February 7, 2009

2 Sketches & a PaperTrey Challenge

I normally don't do two card posts in one day! usually I am lucky to get one made, uploaded, and posted. Since it is Saturday I must be doing a little better :)

The first card is for the 2 sketches challenge this week! I am no longer trying to hide my obsession with the Swiss dots folder, I will just proudly display the fact that I am obsessed with it and go on! The rest of the supplies are Stampin Up cardstock, American Crafts Ribbon, and Yellow Bicycle paper. I love the black flower, it took me forever to find a black one in all my stuff, and I am not even sure who made it!

The next card is for the PaperTrey Ink challenge as part of the countdown to their 2 year anniversary! I used mostly the same colors and just went with the PaperTrey sketch. I did go ahead and add scallops to the edges of this card though, because I liked the way they looked on the 2 sketches card. I used my snowflake additions stamps from PTI and the snowflake punches that coordinate with them. We have had so much snow here lately, I thought some pink snowflakes might be nice for a change! I stickled the middle of the snowflakes for some shine and the brads are sugar coated brads!

We are going to see Toby Keith in concert tonight and I am soooo excited!! Maybe I'll even have a picture to share tomorrow :)

God Bless You,

Friday, February 6, 2009

PaperTrey Friday!

Are you following along with all the fun leading up to the Two Year Anniversary on PaperTrey Ink? I sure am and I am loving it! Although I have not won anything, it is still fun to play! I didn't have any of the colors Nicole listed, but these were the closest I could find and I needed to make a card for my friend Beth. Beth - sorry your goodies will go out in the mail tomorrow morning :(I used prima flowers, my minds eye paper, brown and white cardstock, some green ribbon by American Crafts, miscellaneous brads I found, my small scallop circle punch, of course the Swiss dots folder to the cuttlebug and the strawberry is from My Punny Valentine Set by PaperTrey Ink. Ohm, and the ink is Close to My Heart and stampin up!

I am starting to worry about whether or not one of the goodies I ordered for the Birthday give-away is going to make it in...I may need to look for a plan B this weekend!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wednesday Wednesday

I admit it, I use my Swiss dots cuttlebug folder too much! But, I love the little thing. However, realizing that I do over use it, I tried to hunt through and find one of my folders that has been seeing less love due to my obsession with the Swiss dots ;)

I am in love with the Love Songs set and the kraft cardstock by PTI! My base is just some brown cardstock, green ink by Close to My Heart, and some pink thread to stitch it all up! The pink paper with dots is some Creative Imaginations birthday cardstock with a fiskars punch ran up the side of it!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Oh, I just ordered one of the gifts for the birthday celebration starting next week!!

God Bless You,

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Just a CPS kind of Tuesday

Do you like snow? I sure don't. My friend Leslie is so tickled that it is snowing, she had to come to my office to see it trickling down today - I wish she was here now to look out my window - it is pouring. Although I despise it, her bubbly mood is always a warm welcome! I would rather have the snow on the weekend when I can stay home and enjoy it without having to worry about going to and from work.I am so into the CPS sketches lately! Here is my take on this one! I hope you enjoy. The stamp is from Punny Valentine from PTI, kraft cardstock from PTI embossed with the cuttlebug then smudged with some green ink from Close to My Heart, ribbon from American Crafts, brown c/s, and My Mind's Eye patterned paper!

Is anyone excited about the upcoming release from PTI? I can not wait until those new samples start rolling out and see what new sets are in store! I HIGHLY recommend their kraft cardstock - it is the best I have found!

God Bless You,

Monday, February 2, 2009

Snowy Monday

We are getting some snow here in our part of the world today - hopefully it will not amount to anything though :) I am ready for some nice sunshine and Spring weather to be here.

My card today was made for my mom. First of all, let me tell you about her. To know my mom is to know love. She is the most amazing woman I have ever met in my life. My mommy is such a good hearted person and absolutely my best friend in the world. No wonder Abby loves her so much. Let me tell you - as a side note her sugar cookies with homemade frosting are the BEST! Paula Dean has nothing on my mommy! My mom also has a lot of trouble with sinuses though, and it causes her to lose her voice frequently in the Fall, Winter, and early Spring. I made this card as a get well/thinking of you and it just happened to turn out to be one of my favorite cards ever! Maybe it is because I was thinking of someone as special as her while I made it!

I used some my minds eye paper, brown cardstock, red cardstock, craft cardstock, Stampin Up!real red ink, Stampin Up! orange ink, American crafts red ribbon, jute, PTI's around and about sentiments, and of course PTI's Heart Prints. I also added a little bling!

Don't forget that a week from Monday starts Birthday celebration week! I have not decided how I am going to hand out the "gifts", but I do know some blog candy will be found here!

God Bless You,