Tuesday, July 28, 2009

You never know where you might find inspiration

Wow, it's so hard to believe that it has been almost two full months since I've done a post to this blog. The summer sure has a way of keeping me busy. Well enough of that now on to my inspiration. As most of you know I'm a tom boy not a girlie girl. I don't get into shopping for clothes, shoes, make-up or nail polish. Recently I was inspired. I found these cute flip flops. As you can see they're camouflage (my favorite color). So naturally I had to have them.

Then came the inspiration .... If I had a pair of girlie flip flops I should probably paint my toe nails. That meant I need to buy some polish. Should I get white, brown or green. (Insert light bulb here) I know I'll paint them camo!!!! Finley I found a way to be girlie and myself at the same time.

You should have seem my husband helping me pick out polish. I wish I would have taken a picture of him in the make-up aisle with several shade of polish in his hands. Oh well.

Monday, June 1, 2009

May Challenge - Cover Page

Here is my Cover Page Challenge. This one was really fun. I think everyone should try it. I did another digi page. This time I made it on it's side and then rotated it after it was done. I was unable to rotate background paper until it was saved, so if that happens to you save the background first.

Had a little trb getting this to post, so it might be a few minutes late. Sorry!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

May Challenge -Blue Collar Comedy

Here is my Blue Collar Comity Challenge. I chose to use Larry The Cable Guy as my inspiration. You know I never thought I would ever say that.

I couldn't decide if I wanted to use Larry the Cable Guys "That's funny" or "Git-R-Done" then I took this picture and I knew I could use both. There is no names on the picture to protect the innocent (and the guilty too).

Please don't hate me, I just couldn't help myself.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I would like your input.

I would like your input on MP3 players. Looks like I'm getting one for my B day coming up and I get to pick it out. I want to download tunes from the internet, from my pc and from music I already have on CD's. I haven't had one before so I am wondering what mp3 players you all have and what do you love and what do you hate about it. I would appreciate you help. Thanks.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

May Week 3 -Challenges

Calendar - This is my attempt at the calendar challenge. I believe the back ground paper and flower are from Fancy Pants, all other paper is unknown from my stash. Title from American Crafts Thickers, Rivets are from Stampin' Up, and denim circle from a pair of my old tattered and now holey jeans. I hope that the right way to spell holey, meaning with holes I'm not trying to be irreverent.

Flowers - This was a quick digi page I did in a hurry on Thursday.

Update - Sorry again these are late. I had a reaction to some of the local anesthesia used during the test. I got an immediate migraine, my sinuses filled with fluid so I also had a sinus headache. My had so much pressure in my head that my eyes were constantly watering, my nose was like a hose, and all my teeth ached. I could feel each and every tooth throbbing. All this on top of that migraine. Basically I was miserable. To top it off I went to the test alone, so I had to drive my self home. I was never so glad to get home. I'm feeling a little better. The migraine is gone, my teeth stopped throbbing and my sinuses are starting to drain. Now I just feel like I have head cold and I look like Rudolph. The good news is that there is no blockage in my throat and my voice box is fine. Earlier test showed I have a hernia, acid reflux and a dysfunctional esophagus. So with a little acid controller, some weight loss and a few lifestyle changes it can get things under control.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Sorry I didn't get my challenges posted by the deadline. I did the Flower challenge and the calender challenge. They are done but things are not going well for me right now. Had a test preformed today that didn't go as planned. Had the test done in the Dr s office this afternoon and I'm having a reaction to the meds used in the test. I'll be fine but for now I'm not feeling well. More details later and I post as soon as I can.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May Challenge week 2 - Anything but scrapbooking

All the supplies are from Stampin' Up.

Thanks Missy for such a cute card idea.

May Challenge - week 2 black & white

Digi page using black & white photos.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

April Challenge Grand Prize Winner.....

I want to thank you all for participating in the April challenges. You are all such an inspiration!

The G.P. is a "Braggables Bag" with some scrapping goodies inside. I bought this bag in Feb. (and bought another style for myself, of course). On of the so called goodies in the bag is a bunch of patterned paper. I must admit these papers are some of my white elephants. I new you all were so good with challenges that I decided who ever won them would know just what to do with them. They now belong to the winner, so she can do with them as she pleases (use them, trash them, make challenges with them or even make confetti out of them). There is a pack of Thickers in the bas and all of the other item are from local craft stores clearance isles.

If you would like to see the entire line of "Braggable" bags visit their web site at www.braggables.com . They give 10% of their net profit to Pediatric Cardiology Research. They have great products and generous hearts too

And the winner is.........

Congrats G.P. winner. I'll be in touch to decide how to deliver your prize. Week 4 and the G.P. winners were drawn by Martie a friend from work. Thanks Martie for your help and once again thanks to all who participated.

Week 4 winner is.....

Sorry I should have posted this yesterday but the day got away from me. I hope you believe the old adage "Better late that never". Well the prize for week 4 is a $15.00 Ben Franklin Gift Card and a 6x6 album. I just made a page for the album and you'll have to look at the journalling to find out who the winner is.

Congrats week 4 winner.

winners to be posted this afternoon

Sorry Girls but I'm on my way out the door for yet another busy day. I promise to get the week 4 winner and the g.p. winner posted this afternoon. Winners have been drawn, I just need to get pics taken. Sorry for the delay....you'll just have to enjoy the suspense a little longer. I will let you know that the week 4 winner and the g.p. winner are two different people. See ya this afternoon.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April Challenge - week 4 bucket list

Bucket List – Do a layout of your bucket list. A bucket list is a list of things you would like to do or accomplish before the end of your life.

Here is my bucket list. This was harder that I thought because I found out that my list is always changing.

I think I need to go and ink all the edges.

Monday, April 27, 2009

April Challenge - week 4 Inspired by a board game

Inspired by a board game – Do a layout that is inspired by a board game. Example: you could use a checkerboard background, you could embellish a page with a game piece or monopoly money, or you could do a page about your family’s game night. Let your imagination run wild.

I was inspired by the game "clue" when I was a little girl. I loved the thought of a house with hidden passages and having a mystery to solve. Patterned papers are from Stampin' Up, Fancy Pants, Card stock from Stampin' Up, adhesive from Xyron. I must confess the photos were not taken by me...but they captured the correct feeling I was looking for. I don't know who the photographers are but whoever you are ...Thank you!

What you may not know about me is that I grew up being scared on a regular basis. My father and his siblings grew up in a haunted house so they always enjoyed scaring the tar out of us kids, so the thought of a spooky house was normal to us. Maybe that should be the subject of my "It runs in the family page"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wordle revisited

Here is the completed wordle lo. Yep pictures and everything. We had fun at the shoot tonight. I think there just might be another lo in the works. Who knows there might even be a "be a caught in the act" lo too.

Ginger, I thought you would like to know, I shot a 173 tonight and we missed you !!!

Week 3 winner

It's been such a busy day that I'm finally getting around to announcing the week 3 winner. This weeks winner gets 3 packs of "Thickers".

The winner is ......Sherry. Congratulations! I drop them by tomorrow on my way home from work.

Are you all ready for week 4 ? This weeks challenges are "Inspired by a board game" and "The bucket list". I am looking forward to seeing your creations.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April Challenge - Week 3 Wordle

Wordle- Do a layout using a wordle. If you are unfamiliar with wordle, it’s a group of words displayed in a random order to form a word cloud. You can see my first attempt on my “46 rolls” lo (posted on my blog on February 22, 2009). I have used the IBM wordle website at http://www.wordle.net . It’s super easy!

I'm sharing my incomplete wordle layout. There will be a pic on the black mat and three pics on the dotted strip. I'll share my finished lo in the next fer days. The supply list is simple. Paper is from Stampin' Up, Adhesive from Xyron and every thing else is form American Crafts (Thickers). In the past I wordled at the above mentioned site, printed it on card stock and added to my layout. This time I just went to my Thicker stash and let things fly.

This lo is for Pope Creek Archery's spring shoot. We shoot once a week for six weeks and it starts tomorrow evening. Soooooo........ I'll have pics late tomorrow night to complete this lo.
I'm not going to have my normal partner "Ginger" this time and I'm sure going to miss her. :0( She stuck by me last year when I was absolutely horrible. I thinks she just needs a break from me :0, but she says she has a conflicting commitment with her daughter. So for this shoot my husband is going to be my partner and Ginger and I will be a team again in the fall.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

April week 3- Monochromatic page

A Monochromatic page – Do a layout using different shades of the same color. Example: baby blue, sky blue, navy blue and midnight blue. You can use one neutral color (white or brown or black). No other colors are allowed.

Here's my take on the monochromatic challenge. I did use brown as my neutral. This page is of my husbands paternal grandmother (Megans Great Grandmother). I think she was beautiful.

The papers are from SandyLion , Stampin'up and Walmart. The ribbons are Fancy Pants, flowers are Bazzill, Thickers from American Crafts, and the buttons are from my Grandmas sewing stash.

I will put the journaling in the folder after I get done with my genology reasearch on Hubbies ansestors.

With the scraps from my lo I did another 6x6 for my "100 things I Love" album (remember the Peeps Bunny page). This photo was taken at my grandmothers house. They tell me I was telling my little cousin why she would need a purse when she got big like me.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

This weeks winner is.....

Thanks girls I have enjoyed all the projects, you are all such an inspiration. This weeks prize is a 12x12 frame and a few scrapbooking supplies.

I had our cat pick the winner this week.
Squeeker says the winner is...........................................Megan. Congratulations! Don't want to put the glass in the mail so I'll be in touch.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

April Challenge - Nine in One

Nine in One – Do nine 4x4 layouts that are added together to make one 12x12 lo.

Here's my attempt at the "nine in one" layout challenge.

I hope you all have a very Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

And the winner is.........

For the week 1 prize I found this cute felt purse kit. It reminded me of Megan's felties. I think this will be darling when it's done. I hope the winner lets her imagination run wild and embellish it to fit her personality. I'll also throw in a couple scrapbooking embellishments.

It has been calling me so I had better give it away before I open it myself.

I had Martie a friend from work draw the winner and the winner is .... Christine N. . Congratulations, I'll get your prize on its way tomorrow. Hope you'll let us see your purse when it's finished.

April Challenge week 2 - A page without PP

A Page with out Pattern Paper, unless you make it your self – Do a lo that starts with only solid color paper. You can leave it solid or you can turn it into patterned paper by stamping, doodling, painting, printing, etc.to turn it into you very own designed pattern paper.

I had fun with this one. While watching TV I did a little playing with markers. I felt like a little girl again. Every thing is done free hand. Parts are scrap lifted and parts are embellishment opportunities. The paper (solid of course) and the markers are all Stampin' Up. Colored staples are from my desk and the star brad and large Rick rack are from the stash. On the far right side of the layout there is a wheel that spins so the word in the window can be changed. There are words like insanity, clumsiness, embarrassment, goofiness and others. I plan to display this on my desk and change the picture and word as we do crazy things.

Oh by the way the week one winner has been drawn. I haven't taken the picture of the prize yet so I'm going to make you wait until this afternoon to find out who the winner is and what they have won. Sorry I'll be better prepared next week.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April Challenge - Tags

This layout will go into a book I'm making for my parents 50th Anniversary. Is a simple page using multiple tags. Papers are KaiserCraft, Pixie Press, K&Company and unknown from the stash. "Close to Cocoa" and "Bliss Blue" ink from Stampin' Up, ribbon from Stampin' Up and Offray. The embellishments are from K&Company, and of course Thickers from American Crafts.

I used this picture because it was taken the week after they were married (I've already used their wedding photos in another lo) and Mom really likes this picture.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Welcome to the April challenges

I had the afternoon off and boy did I get some work done. I've completed all my April challenges. Woo Hoo!!!! This is my "Inspired by a quilt pattern" layout. I think it speaks for itself. It's simple. The bottom pic has the correct color.

Oh by the way, remember me telling how I was done with all my challenges well what I want to say is April Fools! You didn't believe me did ya? I'm not call "last minute lucy" for nothing.