Monday, December 21, 2009

Our Newest Addtition!!!

You didn't think I was talking about a baby did you? Hee hee! I wish! Well sort of we got a new kitten! Not that it was in the plans. I think everyone knows we will take care of any animal because there are always puppies, kittens, dogs and cats showing up at our house. Normally I find homes for them and that was the plan with this one as well. I just wasn't ready for another kitten after loosing our Smokey in July, plus we already have Stuart.

It has taken me several weeks to get her to let me touch her so that I could try and fin her a home. Well this little girl won Nick over I guess because he suggested that we bring her Of course Patrick was excited. Here he is with Sophie! She is taking to being inside well. We have to make her go Yesterday she was still hiding every time you made too much noise but today she has really come out of her shell!

Sophie has already started tormenting the birds. So much so that I had to put a large board on the top of the cage so she couldn't be seen by Jack and

Now on to my stressing!!! I can not believe that we are 4 days from Christmas! 4 Days!!!! Yikes!!! I am no where near ready. I am sure that is because I just haven't been in a very festive mood this year. I only got the main decorations up, just started shopping last week and sad to say I haven't even gotten cards sent out. I guess I will be sending New Years

So are you all ready? I am ready for it to be over! Bah Humbug I know...this is totally not like me. I love Christmas it is one of my favorite times of year! I usually go all out and rippin and raring to go in Sept. Nick always tells me I have to wait until at least

Well I better go I have tons to do today. I have way to many cookies to bake! Gifts to wrap! Grocery shopping to do...oh my!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Three DT reveals at once!

It has been such a busy week for me that I have barely had time to We finished up the gift shop at the school, plus school parties, and working on the next big fundraiser...yikes! I am glad he is out of school for a few weeks now!

Due to the upcoming holidays you will have 2 weeks this time to play along at Scrap and Stamp & at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle!

The challenge at Scrap and Stamp is to scrap a Christmas layout, altered or mini! Our sponsor this week is Making Handmade Cards! Jo and Claire was so generous to offer each of the DT the "Funky Christmas" ekit to use. Plus one participant will win this ekit as well!

supplies: Making Handmade Cards papers and images, My Sentiments Exactly stamps, Heidi Swapp corner, stickles, alphas from Walmart, brads, ink, Bazzill cardstock

We have a sketch for you to use at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle this time. Our very own Carlie design it! You can flip it, rotate it or anything else as long as we can see the sketch! Our sponsor is Paper Temptress!

I made a gift card holder this week.

Side view so you can see where the gift card will be added (in the center section of the card) I will try to get a photo of the inside tomorrow. It is dark and difficult to get the few pics I did tonight.

supplies: Making Handmade Cards Funky Christmas ekit, raindrops, ribbon, sharpie, shaped brad from Oriental Trading, DCWV cardstock
It has been such a busy week that I forgot to post my reveal for Inspirational Card Sketches! I am so sorry about that!

Here is the fabulous sketch from Dawn!

I made two cards with the sketch! The first one is pretty much right by the sketch but the second one is abit

supplies: Making Memories journaling block, Offray ribbon, image unknown, buttons, embrodery floss

supplies: Sassafrass pp, Thats Jazzy Stamp Dream stamp, Making Sentiments Exactly alpha stamps, Prima flowers, buttons, silk flower, gems, markers, ink
I know it is busy with Christmas and all this week but hopefully you will have a chance to play along with us! Be sure to head over to each of the blogs and check out the design teams fabulous creations!
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Todays post is going to be short and sweet. I am trying to get caught up on things around the house and DT deadlines. I have been so busy at the school everyday running our PTO fundraiser. I have been there from 7 to about 3:30. We are having a Reindeer Lane Gift Shop for the kids to be able to buy their parents/grandparents something for Christmas. It has been a huge hit! Anyway back to what the post is suppose to be

It is time for another challenge over at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays! This weeks challenge is a shaped card, mini or anything else you would like to do! As long as it isn't rectangular or square it will work! Our sponsor this week is Victoria Case Art Designs!

Here is my take on it.

supplies: Basic Grey pp, Heidi Swapp flowers and bling brad, My Sentiments Exactly stamps, ink

Now for this weeks Scrap and Stamp Saturday challenge....We would like to see you scrap a gathering. Any type of gathering, birthdays, holidays, reunions, showers, gradutations get the Our sponsor is the fabulous Creations by Penny!

I used the pictures from my cousin Kristen's graduation. You may remember me talking about it back in May. She is the one who went to the Georiga Acadamy For the Blind, it was a very emotional day for us. You can read more about it HERE if you would like too!

supplies: Bazzill cs, Heidi Swapp stamp, Making Memories everything else

We hope you will have a chance to play along with us at both Scrap and Stamp & at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle. You will have until Friday Dec 18th to play along! Please go and check out what the rest of the design teams created!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #46

I am a little late getting my post up...sorry about that! My internet has been down for over a week, they finally got it back going on Monday, so I have been playing catch up everywhere! Come to find out it was just a mess up at the phone company, something about a main frame reboot or something along those lines. Whatever, I am just glad it is

Here is the fabulous sketch from Dawn at ICS for this week!

Everyone got to work with one of Glitterbabe's digi images this week. I use "hangin on" well part of it there was the elf and a reindeer in this file!

Can you believe that I used fabric! I know that doesn't happen very

supplies: fabric, DCWV pp, unknown cs, diecut snowflake, Scrapworks chipboard, Stampin Boutique (Glitterbabe) digi image, Fiskars punch, colored pencils, markers, embrodery floss, stickles, ribbon

We hope you will join in this week!