Saturday, January 31, 2009

Oh my HECK!!

So, I wanted to play in today's Inspiration Challenge, but when I tried to go to the website provided, it wasn't working. That forced me to have to be inspired by the provided pictures...which isn't a bad thing, but still. I was gonna do the deer, but I though that wasn't CHALLENGING enough, so I chose to do this one here. Only problem...I looked at it a few(like 12) hours, I guess I didn't quite remember what I had seen, hehe!! This is what I saw in my head, so I guess that is good..but it is a TINY BIT TOO BRIGHT for my taste. After seeking the VERY honest opinion of my girl Jodi, she said it is AWFULLY BRIGHT but in a good way and to post I am. Forgive me if you need your sunglasses to view, LOL!! I used my Spring Ephemerals and Many Sentiments by Flourishes. I stamped my image( I think it is the Forget Me Not) in Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point. I added some K&Co. pearls and my sentiment tag. The white ribbon is from My Little Ribbon Shop(SO YUMMY and I LOVE that it is SHINY on one side..makes me giddy)... all the other is from SU. I attached it using some spiral clips. The DP is from the Kiwi Kiss patterns DSP and the base is Gina K. White. Okay, you can take off you sunglasses and move on...thanks for looking, LOL!!

Cupcake Sketches

Here are a couple of the cards that I made for the Taylored Expressions Cupcake sketch challenge. They were celebrating having one year of sketches, so I decided to play along...of course, there were nine of them, yikes!! This first card I made using the SU Bella Blossoms set. I cut my white layer out of PTI white with my Circle Nestabilities. The DP is from the Raspberry Tart pack. The image was stamped with Rose Red ink. My Rose Red layer was run through the Cuttlebug with my Swiss Dots folder. I stamped the sentiment with Kiwi Kiss and punched it out with my Word window punch. This card was made for Monika's sketch.

For this second card, I used my Teacup Daisies image from Stampin Bella. I have had this FOREVER and it hasn't seen ink yet. Since my goal this year is to use what I have(and I never said a thing about not buying more, I just need to use what I have too, hehe), I tried to find an image I could use for this card. I had this piece of DP for ever, and I loved the colors, so I decided to use it with this card. It is from SEI and I paired it with Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi and Ruby Red. Along with the SEI DSP, I used some Wild Wasabi DSP. I colored my image with my Copic markers and paired it with some YUMMY white satin ribbon that I got from My Little Ribbon Shop. I did some piercing, added some Bella Baubbles and embossed the white layer with my Swiss Dots folder. The sentiment is from the Whipper Snapper set, Posies For You. This card used Jami Sibley's sketch.
Well, that is it for now...more tomorrow!!

We Have A Winner!

So, I wanted to start this post out by saying that if I could give each and everyone of you a prize, I TOTALLY would!! All of your kind words and encouragement mean the world to ALL are the reason I continue to do this...that and I am TOTALLY obsessed,LOL!! I also had to laugh at some of the comments about the snow...yes, I am aware that it is MUCH worse some places...but seriously my Mom lives in KY and STILL doesn't have power. She and her boyfriend are using their fireplace and kerosene heaters to keep warm, grilling out and cooking hot dogs on the fire and going to the YMCA and restaurants that have power to eat and bathe. We have ALL tried to get them to come stay with us or even in my Mom's old house in Carmi, and they say no. My mom even went as far as to say that it was fun, kinda like camping......see where I get it, she is NUTSO!!! ROFL!! But seriously....I draw the line at cold...can you imagine how cold the toilet seat would be...what a wake up call, hehehe!!
Okay, enough are our winners!! The winner of the NESTABILITIES is

LorieR said...
First of all....your blog TOTALLY ROCKS! Since discovering it, my cardmaking has definitely stepped up a notch. So, thank you for your inspiration. I appreciate your work. Secondly, your blog candy ROCKS TOO!! Thanks for the chance. I'd be humbled to get a package of any sort from you.
January 28, 2009 7:08 PM

Wahooo Lorie!! I can't wait to hear from you!!

And the winner of the Basic Grey paper and buttons(so yummy IMHO) is:

Amy Johnson said...
Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.
January 29, 2009 8:34 AM

Yayy Amy!!! I always love when you leave me comments, and I am so happy that this one paid off for you!!
Winners have three days to contact me, and if they don't then I will redraw!!

That is it for me now...I am off to see what the Inspiration challenge and SFYTT are for this week!! Thanks for stopping by!!


THIS CANDY IS CLOSED!! I am currently working on cutting out the comments and picking a back soon!!

So, today is my ONE year blogaversary!! It is amazing to me that I have been doing this for an entire year. I can remember the night that I set up my blog...I stayed up til 3am just GIDDY with excitement from finally taking the plunge. I have to admit, life was a TINY bit easier before the blog, but I wouldn't trade it in or give it up for the world!! I just love sharing my life, my art, and my time with all of you wonderful people!! To say thanks, I am having a giveaway, or rather TWO giveaways. Here is what you will win, but first, a funny story. So, HERE is why you need to read all the fine print before haphazardly buying things you know nothing about!! I decided that I DESPERATELY needed the Petite Scalloped Circle Nesties. I have the Standard, but something about the cute little scallops CALLED to me. So, I went to Cut At Home, 40% coupon in one hand, debit card in the other...and I bought the set of 4, and there in lies your problem...the set has the petite scallops, but also the standard Circles-which I already got with my standard scalloped circles. So, I found myself with an extra set of the standard circles...which is kind of a bonus for all of you since I am now GIVING them away!! So, First Prize gets their very own set of Standard Large and Small Circle Nesties. Second Prize will receive a 6x6 Bittersweet paper pack from Basic Grey along with the matching buttons. Sound good?? Well, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, which I will leave at the top of my blog until 10amCST on Saturday, January 31st when I will pick a winner. Nope, you don't have to do anything fancy, just leave a comment and you could win!! If you want to be entered in just one specific drawing...for instance, you already have the circles, but would LOVE the paper, include that in your comment and I will only enter you in the one drawing, kay!!

Also, here are some pictures of the first REAL snow we have gotten all year. Can you tell I am not going ANYWHERE today?? And yes, I live across from a cemetery, but I swear, there is a road in between my yard and it, it is just BURIED!!