Friday, May 2, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!

The winner of my blog candy is.....
Lori Mueller! (Cortney picked #22) Lori said:
Oh, your blog candy looks yummy! I don't know that I did anything real bad. Back in the day (I'm an old country girl), I didn't get my own car, so IF I got to drive to a school function, I would get to borrow the car. The rule was "NO cruising main street". My Mom watched the odometer, too! So, I would cruise around main street for a little while, then drive backwards going home to reverse the miles that I put on the odometer doing what I "wasn't" suppose to.

Thanks for sharing some "dirty little secrets!"
Send me your address and I will get your goodies right out to you!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Cortney!

13 years ago today.....I gave birth to this cutie pie. I am not quite believing how quickly the time has gone. It feels like I blinked and suddenly she was a teenager.....

Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Don't forget to add a comment for blog candy.....drawing will be held later today....

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Teachers' Gifts....scroll down for blog candy!

I finally broke down and bought the Simply Swank video on how to solder. I was struggling with it tremendously! It was a huge help! I learned what that yellow spongelike thing is for next to the soldering tool. (Yes, you are supposed to CLEAN the tip of the tool each time.......duh!) Anyway, my soldering is still far from perfect....but much better! I learned how to drag the metal and get those pesky jump rings to stay put! (And this time, poor Kyle didn't have to help me and worry that his mama was going to burn him!)
I decided to make some teachers' end of the year gift. I started with this tin from Michaels. I cut the Making Memories packaging tape to fit the top of the tin. (This product is part of my blog candy below) I punched some stars, added buttons, stamped the sentiment and apple from Papertrey Ink. I added crystal lacquer to the apple. Teachers like shiny apples!
I stamped this apple using a Lockhart stamp. I used my Copics to color it in. I cut the apple out. I printed the word teacher using my computer in a size 8 font. I glued the apple and word to DP. Cut the paper to fit behind the glass. Sandwich the image between 2 pieces of glass. Follow the soldering directions. I strung ribbon at the top for the bookmark part. I strung 3 beads and hung them on the jump ring.

Tomorrow Cort, Kyle and I are going to bake some cupcakes for Cort's birthday. My Cortney got the loveliest gift from my super sweet blogger friend Mary Ann. She made her the prettiest apron with bling! She also made an adorable headband to keep the hair out of her eyes. So I will post some pics tomorrow with her new apron.

Scroll down for some blog candy if you haven't already! Drawing is this Friday!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Birthdays and Blog Candy!

Today is my FIL's birthday! So last night I made him this card! I just purchased this set from Paper Trey Ink. I love the trees, but more importantly, I love all the sentiments that go with it! I left the card fairly simple since I was creating it for a man. This is hard for me because if you know me, I love bling! Rhinestones, glitter, ribbon.......
I opted for the twine instead and NO bling! The paper is by Basic Grey. And you will be happy to only took me an hour to make!: )

In honor of my belated blogaversary, My FIL's 72nd birthday, and Cortney's 13th birthday this Friday, I am offering some goodies! What do you have to do? Well, since Cortney WILL be a teenager this week, tell me about the worst thing you did as a teenager, or something one of your own teenagers pulled off! Why? Well a mom has to be prepared for the worst right? : )
The drawing will be held this Friday. I will have Cortney pick the name!

Thanks so much my blogger friends!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sketch Challenge

Here is my card for last week's sketch challenge. I used this Origami paper I picked up at Michaels. The stamp is from Stampendous! I stamped and embossed the image. I layered the papers and added a felt butterfly. I had these oriental looking buttons and decided to add it to the body of the butterfly. I also added antennae and some SU! gold cording.

I will post my blog candy tomorrow for my belated one year Blogaversary!

Heard You Been Dragon.....

This is another card using the Artful Inkables stamps. Kristin's images are so cute! She just came out with a few new ones for Father's Day too! Anyway, I colored this little guy in with my Prismas and Gamsol. I did some masking so he looks like he is sleeping in front of the tree. I also masked so I could airbrush around him. The paper is by Memory Box. Check back I will have some yummy blog candy to offer! Why? Well I missed my Blogaversary....which was March 28th. That is pretty much the story of my life......A day late and a dollar short! LOL! So I will offer it a month late! So check back! Happy Monday everyone! (Now that's an OXYMORON isn't it?!)