Friday, June 22, 2012

Blog Candy Winner and Our New Addition!

Sorry for the delay in posting my blog candy winner!  You will understand why in just a minute! ; )  Drum roll please........the winner of the vintage suitcase is...........
Blogger Andrea Clopton said...
I added your button to my blog. I absolutely love your work! This summer my hubby and I aren't getting to go on vacation for lack of leave time (on his part) so he is taking me for a long weekend to a scrapbooking convention! Can't wait!
June 21, 2012 11:22 AM
Thank you everyone for playing and sharing your summer plans with me! I have nothing too exciting planned, just BBQ's and swimming by our pool.....and playing with this little gal......
Her name is Myla and she is our new addition to our family.  She is a little peanut of a thing weighing about 4 lbs.  She is a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.  She has the sweetest disposition ever.

Except for maybe my other little "Peanut" Skippers.  He is my 5 year old Bischon/Poodle mix and he is not quite sure about this whole puppy thing....but he seems to be accepting her, and they are playing a bit in the back yard. : )
........Love this little face......

So I apologize for being late posting the blog candy winner.....but now you know why! ; ) Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Crafty Secrets and Vintage Giveaway!

I have a giveaway to share with you today a little further down in my post, but I first wanted to share a card I created using my favorite Rose image by Crafty Secrets. I just purchased Tim Holtz' new Watercolor markers, and I have to tell ya.....I LOVE Them!  They are so much fun to work with! I love the "watercolor" effect that it gives and the depth of color.  
After coloring the roses and leaves, I sponged the entire top of the card with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  After inking it up, I sprayed it with water and dabbed it with a towel.  It gives this beautiful aged, splattered appearance.  To finish off the card, I just added a bit of lace, twine, sentiment, and stick pins. 
I love giving stuff away and making someone's day, so today I have a VINTAGE giveaway to ONE lucky person!
It is a suitcase packed with vintage goodies from my favorite companies! 

A Closer look at what's inside! : )
A Stamp set from My Craft Spot and a mini album from Doodlebug!
Glassine bags filled with flowers, buttons, sequins, journaling cards, and little handpainted/glittered jingle bells!
All you need to do is become a follower, subscribe, or post my badge on your blog AND tell me what fun summer plans you have! That's it!  I love hearing about your lives and this is such a great way to get connected with you!  The blog candy will close Thursday night at 10 PM CST. 
Off to a pool party with Cortney today! Have a great day my friends!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thinking of You....

Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and Father's Day! I have been so busy with family, kids, swimming,acting as chauffeur....that I haven't crafted in 3 days! eeek! I have lots to catch up on for CHA! So today I will bury myself in my room and check a few things off the list! I have a card to share with you that uses my absolute favorite cartridge, Flower Shoppe!  This orange and black flower was left over from something else and I couldn't bare to waste it.  So it found itself on this card, along with a few leaves, seam binding and a stamped sentiment from My Craft Spot.  ( I ADORE Kimberly's sentiment stamps!!!) 
I did a bit of embossing with my Cuttlebug and added a ruffled doily for a subtle texture. 
Be sure to check back tomorrow for a vintage inspired giveaway!  Lots of fun stuff to give to a lucky winner!
Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by for a visit!  I know how crazy busy summers can I truly appreciate it!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Good morning and happy Father's Day to you! I have lots to do since I am having company in a few hours, but I wanted to share a banner I made last year for the Cricut Circle Blog. My dad is a pretty avid golfer, so this banner was perfect for him!  I used the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  The banners themselves were cut using the Country Life cartridge.  For my little golf bag, I included a little golf towel that I hand cut from a washcloth and affixed with a teeny eyelet. 
Every golfer loves the golf cart.....especially my son....because that's as close to driving as he is going to get for awhile! ; )

And here is the golfer with his crazy golfer outfit.  I don't know if any of your husbands play golf, but dressing is half the fun.  Or maybe that's just my husband? ; ) My husband dresses a bit wacky at times....the more obnoxious the better! So this little golfer was definitely inspired by him!  He orders many of his shorts from a place called Loudmouth Golf.  (The name really says it all doesn't it?)

I used the Cuttlebug's Polka Dots embossing folder to emboss the circles to look like dimples in the golf balls. 

Here is the banner in it's entirety.  

I am off to get my food ready and the kids up!  Have a great day my friends!