Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Have Water!

Today we had our new water pump installed so I have water again! WooHoo! I think it's odd that I'm actually excited to be able to do laundry had home again and use the dishwasher. 

On the even better News:
My friend DeAnna is giving away a Big Shot on her Youtube channel to celebrate 100 subscribers.
You can visit her YouTube channel HERE or visit her blog and check out her creative ideas HERE.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010


I may not have running water but I still have my craft corner to cheer me up. It's been a long day of traveling back and forth to the neighbors to get water and wash clothes. I'm still trying to finish up all the Christmas cards I will need for this year. The Midnight madness sketch was a perfect place to start. I chose to create my card more toward the simple side. I used one of my favorite squigglefly shy-bear images and G45 Christmas past papers. I even broke out the sewing machine for some stitched edges. Just enough Fun to scratch my craft itch. The photo is not doing the card justice as you can't see the diamond sparkle on her wings and the Gold stickled Halo.

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Clever little Candy Box.

Welcome back to another Sensational Saturday with Sugar Creek Hollow. This weeks challenge is to create a card using the technique HERE for faux barn board. I normally stick fairly close to the challenges but this week I couldn't. I didn't have the acrylic paint or brown re-inker to complete the technique So with the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday I wanted to complete my project while I had the free time early in the week. I created a Box that could be used as a Candy Dish holder. I found the idea from HERE. I created my box out of a full 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of cardstock, I just adjusted the measurements. So instead of using the technique to create faux barn board I created a box that looks like a barn. =)
I chose to use the amazingly beautiful baby Jesus image once again this week.

My Family and I are still without water. We believe the pump has failed. We will need to replace this next week. We are lucky to have friends and neighbors that allow us to shower and re-fill our water jugs. The amount of laundry I will have to catch up on when we finally get water back is beyond frightful.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What are you Thankful for?

I'm Thankful for my Family and Friends!
I'm Thankful for having healthy children!
I'm Thankful I can laugh at life's monkey wrenches rather than Cry!

I'm thankful for Modern Day conveniences. ~~~~ Why such an Odd thing to be thankful for. Well it's not that Odd if you take into consideration of how my week is going. The past 2 days my family and I have had to survive without running water. (Still without as I type this post.)  The temperatures here in Wyoming have dropped below Zero the past few nights and barely above during the day. We live in the country and have a private well. We are just hoping the well house pipes are froze because replacing the pump is a nightmare and expensive. I would rather not live that possibility. So Yes I'm Thankful for modern Day conveniences such as running water. As humiliating as it is ~~~ it takes A LOT of melted snow to flush a toilet. Good thing we have a foot outside. 

Finally I'm Thankful for all my internet communities to share my passions and daily happenings!

Wishing Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday to those that celebrate and a Happy Crafty Day to all that took the time to read this!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Beautiful Baby Jesus Image

Welcome Back for another card share with Sugar Creek Hollow Sensational Saturdays. Today my card is using the New Incredibly Beautiful Baby Jesus Image. When I first saw this image my jaw hit the floor, the detail is amazing.
(click the image to enlarge)

 I printed my image on watercolor paper- coloring the straw background with antique linen and scattered straw distress inks. I used colored pencil to add slight shading to the baby and blanket. I then rubbed the penciled areas to soften the lines and give more of a chalk look. I chose to use some basic grey capella and text pattern papers. I initially sprayed a doily with suede Glimmer mist and realized it was to dark for the result I was hoping for. I opted for the white doily distressed with vintage photo on the edges and some border punched cardstock. The scroll I simple cut out and edged with vintage photo ink. I added some branches to give the appearance of the image laying in a manger. (After I photographed the card I removed the branch awkwardly hanging down to the left of the scroll. It's fun looking at your pics and seeing the card in a different perspective.) After adding a  few of my favorite Wild Orchid Roses and skeleton leaves I felt it needed something else. I tried several options but settled on some prima pearls and faux dots. I intend to use this image several times this Season for family Holiday cards.

So hurry on over to the Sugar Creek Hollow shoppe and get this image because it will be a show stopper for your Family Holiday Cards.
Don't forget to stop by the Blog and check out what the other designers have created. 

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~Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow US crafters!~

Friday, November 19, 2010


This week the challenge for Squigglefly was to create a card simply using a digital sentiment. I've been trying to use up some of my 6x6 papers from swaps so I'm not sure what company it is but I liked it. I added some plain white Prima blooms and Wild Orchid Roses to accent. That's about all this sentiment needed as it Stands alone perfect.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Season's Greeting's

Hope your having a Fabulous Wednesday. Todays card share is another Christmas card. 

It all started with the hanging sign die from Tim Holtz. I wanted to make it look like an old lamp post. I snipped here and there then glued the edges where it looked good. I colored with chalk ink and then added crackle accents.  If you squint one eye tilt your head to the left it kinda looks like a lamp post. LOL!  The image is from Sugar Creek Hollow and some Country crinkle ribbon was a great compliment to lace out of my stash. 
This card follows the MMSC#80.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

A 5 minute mint box.

My lovely Sister in law asked me if I could decorate the place cards and mint boxes for the Family Thanksgiving dinner. I happily agreed. It's a Win Win for me as She likes to do the cooking while I can do the small detail things and still feel as I'm helping. This little box will house an after dinner Chocolate and mints. I kept it fairly simple. I'm not sure if I want to just add tiny tags to this and use as the place card as well or make separate pieces. I'll see how the week progresses. I'm starting to feel better and more in a crafty mood.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sensational Saturday card share

Hello my dear craft friends. It's another Sensational Saturday with Sugar Creek Hollow. Today's challenge was a true challenge for me. I love it when that happens but wow this week I really had to pull all my fibers and gather all my glues to pull this one together. This weeks challenge was a color challenge using light blue, kraft, chocolate, and light pink.

The card I was inspired to create:

My first hurdle was selecting a design paper. I settled on Basic Grey's eskimo kisses and cappella papers as my background paper. I felt the page with the cute houses was a great compliment to the Sugar Creek Hollow Digital Sentiment . My second hurdle was to add a few accents and I chose a few white Wild Orchid Craft roses, leaves and Prima white petals which I glimmer misted. I created a stick pin with the pink,chocolate and blue beads added some Prima pearl bling and I felt the card was complete.

Now, Here are some ideas from the rest of the team using these four colors. You can also enter your card in our challenge. If you don't own any of the SCH images there are freebies available at the SCH shop. I hope you enjoy viewing the inspiration the team has made for you. I look forward to seeing your creations.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Is it just me????

Ok I hope it's not just me but the last 2 weeks have been really tough on me. I have not felt my normal self and just exhausted. I've not been creating at my normal pace. Some days I don't even pick up my scissors. :::::crys:::::
My guess it's 1 of 2 things. The weather is drastically changing to the Cold winter with short day-light hours. I'm thinking this maybe the problem but not sure because some of my best work is done late at night. (?) the second could be that I'm working with Kathryn from Life's a Scrap beach and the 2010 Ultimate mini album kit class in a box. I've spent countless hours on the phone and internet dealing with this and that. (?)
Bottom line I see things have to adjust soon. The album is almost ready to be shipped and I will eventually adjust to the time and weather change.
Happy Warm thoughts! That's my attitude!

Today I want to share a card I made using a La La Craft stamp I received from winning their new release blog candy. I've always adored these stamps but never took that leap to buy any. (hangs my head) It's not that I didn't want to but the budget only stretches so far and I found some New tools that I had to Have. (spellbinders)
Anyway here is my sweet Winter Marci Card!
I used a few of the other items I received in the candy and a few items from my stash!

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I hope my Mojo or Energy pick up soon because I Love to create!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Meowy Christmas!

Welcome back for another Sensational Saturday Card with Sugar Creek Hollow. This week was a Fun challenge. We were given a sketch to follow. Oh How I love sketches. I flipped my sketch so the elements balanced better with my image. The Other Design Team members created fabulous Cards so please check them out.

So now that I've shared a little inspiration why don't you stop on by and Play along in this weeks sketch. Don't have any Sugar Creek Hollow digi's that's OK there are Freebies available at the Store for you to use.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Circa 1934 papers!

I've finally cut into my Circa 1934 Cosmo Cricut papers! It's so hard because I only have the one set but I know I will get more. I created this simple card using some of the paper pack I received.  

I know I haven't posted much the past week or two and I'm sorry. I've been busy playing with the little girls more as the weather is so nice out. It's not too hot nor too cold. Fall is my favorite season and is probably the season I get the most fresh air. 

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