Thursday, June 11, 2009
I got an award, first one ever, from Crystal. She's one of my favorite bloggers, because she always makes me smile. She even tackles hard issues with an upbeat attitude. Part of this award is to tell 10 things about me.
1.I got bucked off a horse I'm breaking on Monday, twice(because cowgirls get back on). I laughed right away because I didn't get hurt, just bruises, everywhere.
2. My father has stage 4 malignant melanoma. He is doing very very well right now.
3. My inlaws raised the nicest person in the world, and I'm married to him.
4. We are raising two wild boys, who I hope will someday be great men.
5. I would do anything my family asked me to.
6. I love gadgets,ipods, computers, blue tooth, modems, printers, dslr cameras, all of it!
7. I scrap to remember my life, and those close to me. I like to show my kids how proud I am of them.
8. I GREW up and don't read People mag, complain about the weather, or whine about not having enough of anything, because I am a very lucky girl.
9. I buy expensive cowboy boots, and wear them with everything, and to everything, including,weddings,funerals,plays in the city, everywhere.
10. I am amazed and happy with the new friends I've made by blogging, I cherish these cyber friendships!!
Thanks again Crystal!!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I went for seed yesterday, didn't want to go, but guess what happened? I found a new scrapbooking store in Albert Lea Minnesota, called Scrappin On The Go. run by Tami Marti. I love scrappers they are so nice everywhere. wish I could scrap none stop everyday. Except to ride horse.. ahhh dreaming..
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Going out to mow lawn. bfn cowgirls!(bye for now)
I just looked to the right, Shawne from the CDS challenge at Paper Craft Planet is spotlighting my card!! YeeHaw, that's an honor, and from a great artist. Thanks Shawne.
Now really, computer sleep, got to mow, or maybe fence it in so I have more time to stamp!! and the horses would be REALLY close to the house, better to look at to color. hehehe
Saturday, May 2, 2009
My absolute favorite part of this card was the idea to try and make the background look like engraved silver. I embossed the background, and then used silver embossing powder and the heat gun to add another layer of silver. I would like to have redone the coloring on the baby charlie, but I'm planting corn this week and NEED to go to bed before the long week ahead. I am so busy this time of year. I hauled beans to the river all last week in the semi, and today worked ground. Gotta pay for the stamping somehow! Well off to bed. BTW. my time is off by 2 hours, It's 10:15 here, Iowa time. When it rains I gotta fix that.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The inside sentiment is especially for a friend who has a dog she LOVES. I saw it in a greeting card. I have to admit, sending this card will take willpower. I really want to use it to make a book for my dog. If such a book shows up on this blog in the future, you know i just couldn't sent it!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
This is last week's layout on the Scrappy Sunday Challenge. I am going to add some journaling to this page, I never feel it's done till i add the who what when where. I've got some 4 wheelers inked up on here from my CDS stamps. and I can't remember where i picked up the background paper. I did embossed background from the cuttlebug folder called "mesh". Looked like mud to me. I'm off to do the challenge they laid out for this Sunday. SCRAP ON!!
Friday, April 24, 2009
one of my favorite images from Clear Dollar Stamps. But I enhanced her look with new boots. Also from CDS. Isn't she cute? Used my new big shot to cut the pieces and embossed paisley and rubbed yellow over. Well, off to help chaperone the after prom party for our school. My oldest is a waiter this year. Thanks for looking.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I got the sympathy sayings for this card from CDS and the ribbon from CDS also. I really messed up the colors and didn't get the tan in there at all. I stopped at Archivers on the way through Des Moines to home today, and got some goodies. Gee I wish I wasn't 90 miles away so I could use the scrap area there. Oh well, I can stay home and have all my tools right here. I finally bought a Big Shot off of ebay, and am waiting for my spellbinders order to come. Can't Wait! This should open up all kinds of new ideas for me.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Tonight I DJ'd and danced the night away with 25 junior high students. Very fun! and my youngest son was there with his gf.. very cute. Thanks for reading my ramblings. as always stamp on!
Monday, April 6, 2009
http://cinemasaturdaycreativechallenge.blogspot.com/ challenge is from the movie My Fair Lady. Which honestly, i haven't seen it. Now John Wayne movies, got them covered. Anyhow, i used the cards shown as inspiration. some great ideas over there. those girls are talented! I used my trusty cricut to cut the backgrounds again (accent essentials). and heat embossed the flourishes. the stamp is from Bombshell stamps( it's a cowgirl duh) but she got an Audry Hepburn look. Oh and more credit to papyrus cards. it's their saying.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Yup good CLEAN fun! Tuff, Colt and friends really mudded it up sunday night. I hope the other parents aren't mad at all the extra laundry. So excited today, Laurie liked MY card for the CDS challenge from this last weekend. Praise is so fun. No wonder it works so good with the kids..hmmmm
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Hi Happy Saturday night. I'm home since my oldest is out on the town, he's 16. Chasing cowgirls, i suppose. Thank goodness for my weekend color challenge from Clear Dollar Stamps. Sarah from Iowa on PCP said use your good stuff, don't save it. (I'm paraphrasing). I took it to heart and broke out these felt stars I got from the Chariton Scrapbooking store.
Check out Sarah's blog , http://auntbeespickles.blogspot.com/ . She makes beautiful cards. I love how this card turned out. He's such a cute buckskin pony, but I wish I had some black floss on hand. The mane and tail was hand stitched with embroidery floss. Then taped on the back to hold it in place when I cut and seperated the floss with my SU hole punch. We had some company over the weekend, so just got this done. And I still have 7 invitations to complete tonight. Now that the weather is officially gotten warm, we'll be riding horse every chance we get. Yeah!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
This is for the Clear Dollar Stamp Color Challenge. I just got this stamp and had to get some ink on it. I always make 2 cards when creating, so they each look a little different. The other one has the doors done on the inside, And don't ask how long it took to cut out the doors and haymow. Now should have put a tractor in there.