Monday, November 23, 2009

Let's Go Cowboys!

What an awesome time we had yesterday at the Cowboys game! And even better, they won! Washington Redskins 6 and Dallas Cowboys 7...what a nail biter, we didn't even score until the last 2 minutes or so of the game. The new stadium is so awesome, everyone should at least go to ONE game there...I can't wait to hopefully go back again, that is if I can get so lucky as to get tickets again. The big screen (or should I say jumbo)is great, especially when the guy in front of you stands up the entire game like the guy in front of me did! LOL! You can see a picture above I took of it showing the entire stadium...the clarity of the pictures is just great. I am already working on my first page of the pics I took, so check back soon and I will share my layout with you. I hope to have it done by Thanksgiving day, so check back then. Off, to work, a busy day this week since it is a short work week...Happy Monday everyone!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nutmeg Love

Here is my first of many layouts using the Nutmeg line by Cosmo Cricket. This layout is based on sketch #46 from 52 sketches. I also used this layout for one of the challenges for the online crop at Personalscrapper which was to use a die cut or handmade accent on your page. I used these leaf die cuts that I got from a CM party way back in 1997, LOL! I really like the way this turned out. The "J" sticker is from one of those sticker books from Cosmo Cricket (the Christmas one I think) and as you can see the colors are almost a perfect match, which was fun find. I have had that sticker book forever as well, and it is almost used up. I am off to the Cowboys game right now, pictures to follow. So go Cowboys you gotta win if I am coming to watch you in person! LOL! Too bad I won't be able to use my Nutmeg to scrap my game that would be a challenge, anyone game enough to take me up on it??? Happy Sunday everyone!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

sketch #45

Howdy all! Just wanted to check in with my take on last week's sketch over at 52 sketches! I went with a summer theme this time. This layout was super easy, but I think it turned out well, and I didn't even have to make a title, it was predone for me! Super simple! I just love the Snorkel line by Cosmo Cricket, but then again, I love almost anything Cosmo Cricket! Have you seen their new Nutmeg line? If not check it out here...I have some and I plan on using it this week at the online crop at Personalscrapper that starts today! Come join us if you have time, Erica just posted SIXTEEN fun and motivating challenges, in fact, I already have scads of ideas from them and can't wait to get some scrappy time! Have an awesome week and I will be back with more creations soon!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

We have a Winner!

In honor of my 200th post we have a winner of a few of my cards I made a week or more ago. And the winner is SANDI! Congrats Sandi, send me your address so I can send out your fav card plus a few others to you!
Today was spent celebrating a special birthday, Lil' Miss Katie is TWO today! Happy Birthday Katie! Here are some pics of the special day she spent with her good friend Chuckie! LOL!
I hope to finish up a few layouts tomorrow, so please check back at the beginning of the week to see my creations from last week challenges I participated in.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

sketch #44

Here is my latest creation using sketch #44 from 52 sketches. I was SO lucky to get this shot of my son holding a DOG! He does not care for dogs, he isn't mean to them, he just does not like them licking him or jumping on him, so when my brother's dog Sprint came and sat on his lap, I was lucky I had my camera in my hands ready to go, so I got this shot! It is a one of a kind shot, and the dog is even looking cute isn't she? I LOVE those ears! LOL! These are the Dream Street papers called Superstition...and are meant to be Halloween papers! I got them in my October Personalscrapper kit, which I just adore and can't wait to play with more. I have two sketches to work on this week, one from Creative Scrappers and sketch #45 from 52sketches, so I hope I can squeeze in some time this weekend to scrap. Its a busy one, but hopefully I can make some time. Have a good week everyone and dont' forget to enter the voting for your favorite card, you could win some fun cards by casting your vote, you have until November 13th to do so here!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I wish, I wish for...

I am so excited to report that I have my Christmas shopping ALMOST done! YEAH! Now I have some birthday shopping to do and one more Christmas gift to get, but folks I may be done with my shopping and WRAPPING by Thanksgiving! I am so excited. So keeping with the spirit of Christmas fun/gift giving I thought I would share what's on my wish list from Santa this year.... I LOVE buttons, and these buttons are super cute, just love etsy! And these homemade embellishments are to die for, love the colors! And I would love the own this ENTIRE October Afternoon line! I am dying for a few of these awesome border punches! Now not all the stuff on my wish list is scrapbooking related (I know you are surprised) LOL! I can't wait to read this thriller by Patricia Cornwell and THIS one or THIS one by James Patterson! And these owl necklaces are just too cute...yes, etsy again! LOL! So what's on your wish list? I hope to avoid the one gift for you and two gifts for me shopping that I did last year, so I am ordering most of my gifts online to avoid the temptation! Can't wait to see what you gals are wishing for this year! Have a nice weekend everyone!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Howdy folks! No Friday's Featured blogger today, I haven't been blog hopping much in a week or so now, not because I don't want to but I have been super busy. Not scrappin' but card making. Each fall I try and make a dozen cards for our Fall Festival at our Church, to raise money for our Youth Missions. Each person that is crafty makes something homemade (or some people buy stuff) and donate it and we have a live auction and a silent auction to raise money for our Youth program. I have made cards now for about 6-7 years and each year they bring a pretty penny in one of the auctions. I am always excited to see how much they really raise! What a blessing. I wanted to make more this year, but since I was busy scrapping most of October doing the LOAD crop over at Personalscrapper, time got away from me and I didn't start on my cards until this Monday and I just finished early this morning! I know, nothing like waiting til the last minute, the auction is tomorrow. I only got 12 done, but hey, that's better than none right? So you will see six of the cards above (I made two of each design). Which one is your favorite? Cast your vote in the comments section and I will pick a winner from all the entries that cast a vote and send you a copy or two of your fav selection. You have until Friday the 13th to cast your vote! What a fun Freaky Friday give away huh? Ok, now I have the whole weekend to finish up a few more layouts I am working on and had to put aside to finish my cards. TGIF everyone, I'm off to take a warm bath and hit the hay early.