Tuesday, April 28, 2009


OH wouldn't it be nice to be a guest design team member? YOU BET! Here's my entry for the Guest DT over at Clear Dollar Stamps. The cute pup is Cocoa the Dog set, and the puddle is from the Charliene April Showers set. The DP is from Basic Grey called Boxer. I like the 6x6 pad size, perfect for cards. I used my deckled spellbinder to make the door. and embossed the background with swiss dots. Isn't the key and door knob cute? Bought them in KC, Tim Holtz, I think. I originally made a book for my mom last year with the key and door knob.

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

sb041909 Scrap Sunday Challenge

Hi, I decided I love to make cards, but joined this challenge at PCP to get back to scrapbooking.
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


I was excited to find time to do the CDS Color challenge over at PCP this weekend. This is
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


Just a simple card to be in the Clear Dollar Stamp Challenge this weekend. We had a great weekend, filled with field work and my son's first prom. He went with a senior, so he'll go 2 more years. And not to our school, so traveling too. I am a busy mom this time of year, but I love my teenage boys. They are going to be great men. My mom always told me that, you are raising soon to be men.
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


Here's a video of the horse my son is offering for sale. Boomer is almost 3 and Tuff's first horse he's broke all by himself. (Yeah I'm proud.) He's going to fill out a lot more, as he's a young colt. Registered Quarter horse, and dun color to boot. Tuff has thrown a loop off him, gets the mail, rides through and over anything, and checks cows on him. He's not tied up here. Tuff is offering him for sale for $1000. The other horse Paige is riding(Vinny) is older and also ridden by Tuff. He needs a bit more for that horse though, priced at $2500. We road Vinny last summer.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hi, I am a bad computer person, and BOTH of my computers are down. Did you know if your kids get music from other people and their computers have viruses you get them too? Well now you know! I will try to get back on line some time soon, until then craft on!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Starving Artist blog Candy.

Hey, I'm all for winning. and here's the deal check out http://www.starvingartistamps.blogspot.com/ this blog spot to enter their blog candy drawing. The stamps they are giving away are SUPER cute MAN. You'll get it when you get there.
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

Happy Easter

I stayed up til late working on these Easter boxes for the boys. You know how an idea gets in your head, or you see something, and you have to do it. Get it out of my head. Is that Challenge Peer Pressure? Hehe. The box is from SCS http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/gablebox/ and of course with my cowgirl flair. Thanks Crystal, for the idea how to color hair. I wanted the horses to look sorrel which is slightly red/brown. So I put red copic first then brown. She's got cute stuff at the Rustic Daisy. Thanks Girl!! The Stamps are Charlie from CDS and the background on the box is a SU wheel.what am I putting in them? teenage boys like gas cards, $ and gum.


This is for the
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


I got home from our northern farm, and running disc for 3 days. I was so excited to see my new clear dollar stamps. From the got tractor set. The black background is from my cricut. simple shapes, i think. And since i was in a Caterpillar tractor. used mustard color copics and just about forgot the brown alltogether.hehe so the cardstock is brown. I realy wish i had put some kind of brad in the right hand top corner to cover my sloppy stitches on top. But I got it in on time yah!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

For My Dad's Birthday

This is the card I made last night for my Dad's birthday. I'm still researching the right sentiment.Love the grass inside. The stamp set is a stampin up retired one. Gotta keep it short, got a horse to saddle.