Thursday, December 30, 2010

It was a Mystery me what April was going to send us with our Mystery package last month. But, isn't this image a beauty?!

I'm a part of a Mystery swap group on SCS. Each month a different hostess sends out images, the same image to each swapper. When you get the images, you make 4 cards all the same with that image and mail them back to her. She then swaps them out and sends you cards back that other swappers have made using that same image. It's so neat seeing how everyone else used/colored the image.
April had also sent a roll of decorative tape for us to use on our cards. I used mine under the button....

I used Melon Mambo card stock as my base. Then a strip of Chocolate Chip and a piece of dp from my Stack 6 (DCWV) paper stack.
I have a few copics now. Mostly flesh colors and browns. I love them. I'm just trying to get the shading right.
I can't wait to get cards back from this swap :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Until next time...


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #9

It's that time!

Another Challenge over at SU-Only Challenge Blog.

This round, we want to see all your Stampin' Up! creations with bling! Use rhinestones, pearls, glitter, embossing powders, etc. Anything that shimmers, shines, sparkles or is just plain "showy"! We want to see it!

Here's what I came up with...

Now, I'm still not an expert at using the Smooch Spritz. But I think it came out okay.

Paper ~ Natural White, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake
Ink ~ Versamark, Perfect Plum
Stamps ~ Butterfly Prints, Perfect Punches
Accessories ~ Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Butterfly punch, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

I hope you'll get a chance to join us for this challenge. I'd love to see what you come up with!

Until next time...


Sunday, December 26, 2010

They Say It's Very Rare.... have a white Christmas in Alabama....but we got it this year!
We woke up Christmas morning to this...

and as I type this, the day after Christmas, it is still snowing! Two days of snow is really unheard of around here. Right now we have about 6 inches! That is also a rarity and by the way it's snowing right now we're looking at an inch or 2 more. Wow! I love it. It's beautiful. The only down side is that church was called off today and we really can't go anywhere. It's 29 degrees so the roads are covered over and icy and there are no salt trucks in site. Oh well, we have great indoor plans. Bethany and I are going to make cookies in a little while and both the kids get lots of time to play with their great Christmas gifts. Oh yeah, we got a WII gaming system "for the kids" that is keeping Brandon and I busy! We love it! Hummmm, I think stew or chili will be in the plans today too. Yummy.

Here's our little crafty snowman. He has button eyes, a sewn scarf and a ribbon mouth. :-)
Ain't he cute?!

Speakin' of cute, here's my niece, Presley (my sister's daughter)...

Is she not the most adorable child?! She just had her 2nd birthday and she is so sweet. When she sees you come in the door she runs to you for a hug saying "HI!" at the top of her lungs and then there's the sweetest little "I uv you" while she's hugging. Another cute thing she does is saying "I sorry" when she bumps into you.

Oh and of course out of all the great things she got for Christmas, at Nana's house she decided the box was the best of all!

I know you have a pic of your kids or grandkids like this. The box is always the greatest!

I hope you all had a great Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...


Monday, December 20, 2010

Teacher's Christmas Gifts

Hiya people!

How are ya? I hope you are all well and looking forward to Christmas!

For my kiddos teachers I bought some Christmas tins from Wal-Mart. You know the ones they have this year that look like a pale with the little metal handles?! They are the cutest!

I filled those with hand towels, candles, candies and these cards:

very, very simple note cards with envelopes that I wrapped with ribbon.

I can't believe Christmas is this week. It's really come up on us quickly hasn't it?

Have a great day and thanks so much for visiting my blog :)

Until next time...


Friday, December 17, 2010

Forest Friends Swap Card

Hello Lovelies!

Here it is the last shopping weekend before Christmas! Are you ready?! I know I'm SO not! ;0) It's really going to come down to the wire for us this year. But, I have no other choice than to be up for the challenge! What will be, will be...

Another thing that came down to the wire is getting these Forest Friends Swap cards out to my good friend Jeanette. I'm working around boxes so it's taking me longer to get to crafty things as far as time goes and it's like an obstacle coarse here! But, they did arrive, which I'm so happy and I can't wait to get cards back.

I found this great patterned paper at Hobby Lobby. I thought when I saw it that it fit the swap theme perfectly! I loved the earth tones in it too so to give the card a punch of color I used this coral red card stock (also from HL) for my base. I used more mustard with the sentiment and added a mustard brad. The flowers are from my stash along with the wide grosgrain chocolate ribbon. The hemp twine finishes the card.

Have a great weekend. Be safe!

Until next time...


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This Month's Dueling Darling Challenge;

This month's dueling darling challenge is just..............well............DARLING!

Terry sent out the kit this month and how cute is this?

I love the paper she sent and the image. I wish I had this SU! retired set! Those are the cutest little snow people!

With her challenge, Terry wanted us to list a "few of our favorite things" :)

Well, mine would have to be..........
My belief in the Lord
My Family
On a little lighter note, Red Velvet cake (hee! hee!)
Crafting of course!
Seeing my kids faces on Christmas morning
Sharing /Giving to someone who needs it a lot more than me

I could go on and on but I know you have other blogs to visit, so I'll cut my list a little short.

Be sure and stop by my other dueling sisters blogs to see what they created for this challenge. Their blogs are listed in my left sidebar.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Until next time...