Monday, December 8, 2008

Bella bash challenges

Here are my cards I did for the Bellaversary challenges. There are some great prizes being given away. $50.00 gift cards to spend at Stamping Bella!! I could blow through that pretty quickly!! So I am really hoping that 1 of the prizes comes my way.

This first one is the sketch challenge. I used flowah bella colored her with copics and used CTMH papers.

This next one is the color challenge. It was to use the bella colors, pink and light green.
I used Emmybella, and some buttons I had laying around.

Now This card I had the most fun with. It is a theme challenge to use things in groups of 2. I used 2 bella images, 2 sets of 2 bella dots, and 2 ribbons. There are also 2 patterned papers, and 2 circles. I think this one is fun!
Have a good day and you will be hearing from me if I win!!

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Friday, December 5, 2008

good morning

Good morning everyone! I am at work this morning, only 3 hours
so its not too bad. Brad is having a slumber party tonight. We must be crazy huh? It will be fun. We bought him an Ipod he has been wanting. We are taking the boys to a movie so we have lots planned to keep us busy.
I just wanted to share this card i made. It is an image that Amy won from Jacquie in some blog candy. I believe it is from cats pajamas. The sketch is from TECC and the paper is all basic grey, I used some bella dots on the orange squares. It turned out kinda cute I think. As soon as this party is over I will begin my Christmas shopping, hopefully Saturday afternoon. have a great weekend all!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Time is running out

I can't believe it is Dec 3rd already. My son turns 9 on Saturday. Where does the time go??
There are only 22 days left till Christmas, I
have not even began to shop yet. I don't even know what my kids are wanting this year. Well there are a few things they would like but they are expensive items that will really add up if i get those. Anyway I guess I am rambling. The top card is a sketch from TECC. I used basic grey figgy pudding and I can't remember the stamp name. I think it is snow friends from stamping bella. The next card is also basic grey paper. The image is from a swap, she is all stickled but you can't tell in the picture.
As soon as I get off work today I am going to get birthday presents for Bradley, and maybe even begin my holiday shopping. Have a great day!

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

shoebox swap cards

Hello! Black Friday has come and gone, and I still have not even started my Christmas shopping. We had a great time yesterday at my mom and dads. We had a great thanksgiving dinner, lots of deserts, then we all settled in and played some games. Electronic Monopoly, then a card game we always play called penalty. Dave had to go to work at 9 so he did not get to stay long, but we did have fun.

On to my cards. This first one is Cheerabella I believe. I received this one in the shoebox swap I did, it was run by Tangii. She goes out of her way doing these swaps and things. I really am thankful for what she does. So in the shoebox swap, is an image, at least 1 6x6 paper, ribbon and embellishments. I like this one I am not sure who it came from but, good choice on the paper and embellies!
This second card is made with paper from my bella sistah Jacquie. I only have her for 1 more day, boo hoo! She has been a great sistah!!! If you play along in Jan and get her, you will not be disappointed!!
Anyway, this is daisy bittybloom, isn't she cute? I love all the bittyblooms available at stamping Bella. They are all way cute.

I managed to get my inside all decorated for Christmas, now to do the outside, maybe tomorrow. Have a great night, see you all later.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Everyone. I hope you all had a great thanksgiving day. My thanksgiving is tomorrow. Today we went to my in-laws where they grilled out hamburgers..???... Not quite the thanksgiving I dream of but it was nice to see everyone. So tomorrow my sweet mommy is fixing another thanksgiving dinner for us. My sister and brother will also be there, and we always have a great time playing games and just laughing. I am excited to go there tomorrow.

I managed to create a few cards in the last few days. I found this paper at the expo in Kansas City a few months back. I fell in love with it because I absolutely LOVE monkeys.
I got in touch with my bella sistah, Jacquie Peifer, who happens to be a Stampin up rep, and she hooked me up with this sock monkey stamp. I actually have some blog candy coming up with some of the items I used to make this card so come back soon!!

This next card is the total opposite. It is very busy, but I like how it turned out. All the paper used is from basic grey. This sketch is one I found on Kim's site, which is actually a woj sketch. I am liking these 6x6 cards, lots of room to work with! Have a great night and enjoy the holiday weekend.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

a few new cards BSC #48

Good afternoon, I can't seem to find the time to play much right now. I made some time with my friend Friday afternoon, and I made this first card. The image is from a swap, I am not sure what it is, but would like to know because I love it. The paper is Basic Grey, and it is colored with copics.

After Amy went home, our order from stamping Bella arrived. I had to play with one of my new stamps, Francine flapper. Isn't she cute? This is also a sketch from BSC #48. This paper is from the new basic grey urban prairie collection.

I have a lot to do today so I had better go. It is my dads birthday today. happy Birthday Daddy!!
I am fixing dinner for them although they don't know that yet. lol

I also wanted to share that I finally figured out how to put a watermark text on my images. It is soo easy. I downloaded picasa 3, and it is right there as one of the choices with red eye fix, and crop, and there was a box that said add text. how easy is that! I don't really know as if I need to have that info on my pics, but if anyone else was wondering how to do it, that is how I did.

I will see all of you later. thanks for checking in!!
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Warm Wishes

Good Monday morning! We had such a busy weekend. My baby girl turned 10 on Friday. I hate that they are growing up. My son turns 9 in a few weeks. It all happens way too fast.
I had a little free time yesterday to make a card, and this is what I came up with. I love this Bella, she just looks so cozy and warm. I want her coat on the cold winter mornings.
I just thought I would share this card, and now I had better get back to work. have a great day all.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Hello, it was such a nice day outside today. nice and warm when I went to work this morning, but, but the time I went home it had gotten windy and chilly. We even have a chance of rain and snow tomorrow night. I thought it was appropriate to do this stamp called snow fight, by Stamping Bella. I felt it was so unfinished, then remembered the cute little snowflake brads that my friend Amy has. So I went and "borrowed" some from her and here it is!! It is basic grey paper again, and I used my off brand nesties for the circles.
I hope you all have a good night!

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I spent it all!!

Every last dime is accounted for. I bought a 4 pack of circle nesties from cut at home. They gave me a 40% off coupon for signing up for the newsletter. Thanks to Shannon for pointing me there. I only had to pay $56 for the 4 pack. That is like getting 2 sets free!
Have you seen the pinking circle nesties yet. ohhh I want those, I almost bought them but there are so many more things that I want first.

Then I received a comment from Susan who sent me to wow they have copic sketch markers for $4.46. I usually pay $6. per marker. so I was happy. They even had free shipping for spending over $95.00. So that tells you a little about how crazy i went in the marker category.

Then I took advantage of the free shipping at Stamping Bella. Did you all see the bitty flower girls? they are so adorable. My friend Amy and I went a little nutso on them.
I am also going to paint and fix up my scrap room a little. Put some shelves up and decorate a little. It is part of the basement, which is Dave's sanctuary also, so I can't go nuts with the pink he said. I am going for a shabby chic look, so if you have any ideas for me, let me know please. I will have to post some pics of my room now. So there you have it, I spent like mad, and I think I saved just enough to get a new purse too. have a good one everybody!! Don't forget to vote!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Christmas cards

Yeah!! Halloween is over and that means Christmas music on the radio!! I LOVE the Christmas season. This is the best time of the year. I bought this basic grey pack called Figgy Pudding at Hobby Lobby for 50% OFF. I love it. I used it to make the Bella card. The snowman card was made with basic Grey also, but the paper is from the Fruitcake collection. This is quickly becoming my favorite paper company!!

So I received some money for my birthday. I am debating on what to get. I would like to get some of the nestabilities. I also would like some more shelves in my scrap room, or possibly some more copics. I am the most undecided person ever. i know that my mom or Amy will chime in on that statement. Dave bought me an alarm clock, that is also an ipod dock. Well I actually took it back because it was sooo bright that I could not sleep. The next one was too bright also, then the next one had a teeny tiny display that I could not see too well with out my glasses. So the fourth and final one is perfect. i do this all the time. My camera, my ipod,(I actually have had 6 diff ones before I decided on the one I kept).
I went off track a little there, the point is I can't decide what to get. What would you get with $300.00!!!???

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Halloween pics

Hope everyone had a happy Halloween! We usually take our kids to great grandmas, then both sets of grandparents houses. They have never really gotten to go trick or treating. So this year, we decided to stay home and let the kids trick or treat. Dave took them and a few friends around the neighborhood and they had a ball. i stayed home and passed out candy to the kiddos. It was different than what we are used to, but we all had a good time.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

long time no post...

Hi all, I have been so busy getting ready for our schools fall party. Plus I was working a lot last week. I have not had much time too play. I wanted to shout a big Thanks out to my bellah sistah Jacquie Peifer. I received a package in the mail today. It was from the kitchen sink. the chick stamps!!! Thank you Jacquie!!

I also received lots and lots of buttons and some copic markers from my great friend Amy Rambo. She put the buttons in a vase and put daisies on the markers so it looked like a bouquet of flowers. very cute. Thanks Amy!!

You guys have made this birthday great!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I feel the Christmas season approaching

Hi everyone, what a cold rainy day. I think it rained most of the afternoon, and it is quite chilly out there. makes me want to bake, or make some soup or something.
I made 2 cards tonight, The first one a Bella, but I am unsure of her name. I received her from a RAK on SPS. I am unsure of this card, I like it as far as the idea goes, but the ribbon is not quite right. The sketches of both cards came from an add in Paper Crafts magazine. I like how the second one turned out, I love that stamp. I think I received it from Jacquie, my Bella Sister. You know it is funny how I don't think I would have purchased this stamp, but now that I have colored it in and used it, I LOVE it!! Just reminds me to keep an open mind. Have a great night, hope all is well.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Here is the card from the previous post that was deleted. sorry!! This was made by my 9 year old Taylor, we loved the card Jacquie sent so much she wanted to make one just like it. You can see Jacquie's card here .
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cards by Taylor and I

Monday is here and almost gone!! yeah I usually like Monday's because I work from 9 to 11:30 but, today I worked till 5. it was a long day. Thanks to my mom for picking up my kiddos from school today!!!.
Well Taylor and I decided to make a few cards tonight while the boys were out back playing catch. This is what I came up with. It is a sketch from Taylor VanBruggens blog, Taylored Expressions. Go check out her blog, she has some really nice work on it. I just realized that I accidentally deleted the pic of Taylor's card that she cased from Jacquie Peifer. let me see if I can get this to work, and get it back. Thanks for looking.

I will have some blog candy coming up soon. so check back often!!

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