Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Mail Today!

I came home and there were two wonderful packages on my stoop.
Take a look at what was inside.
OH my goodness I feel so blessed. Thank you Gloria and Bonnie!
Thanks for stopping and watching,

Sunday, May 27, 2012

From the Cabin

I caught a nice bass today and thought I would share it and a few other things that I have seen while at our little cabin in the woods.

Here is the bass I caught using a leach.  Yes I put them on myself. I just don't think about it. LOL

Here is some visiting Mergansers. The female in behind the leaf. This is the first time we saw the male. Soon the female will be swimming around with a ton of babies and the dad will be no were around.

A big Bass trying to get off the hook just before I netted him for my husband.

Here he is in my husband hand.

And one more of a lake friends. There is a male and female and they were both flying around. We don't think they have babies this year. We are hoping the Loons do. I haven't had a chance to get a good picture of them yet. Maybe tomorrow.

I hope you enjoyed my pictures. It really is beautiful here.

Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Stamp Scarp and Doodle Saturday

Happy Saturday and Memorial Day Weekend to all my US friends. It is time for another Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday.  This week our challenge is Stars and Strips. This will be our last challenge for the summer. We are taking the summer off .

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

I can spend hours looking, and laughing at these adorable stamps. If you are unfamiliar with Bugaboo Stamps you must check them out. You are going to laugh out loud!
The winner of this challenge will receive 7 free images or a $21 value.

Here is the card I made using one of their stamp and the theme stars and strips.
Here is the inside of the card.
I hope you will join us this week at SSDS for our fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful weekend,

Friday, May 25, 2012

Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone, I am at the cabin and only brought one bad of card making supplies. Hubby is out side painting all day so I am making cards. I wanted to do the two Christmas card Challenges and I did. It was kinda old school card making because of the limited supplies I bought with me.
I brought my old CM Cutting System because that doesn't take much room,  Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium 6 X 6 pack of paper, some Raisin Boat paper, 4 Raisin Boat stamp sets, Copic markers, glue score tape, Memento ink, stamping blocks. one pice of black velvet ribbon and a paper cutter. This made it all more of a fun challenge for me.
Here is the challenge for  Merry Monday #21  it is a sketch.
Here is my card. 
This week at Christmas Card Challenge #25 the challenge is a sketch.
Here is the card I made using the sketch and the little bit of supplies I had. The paper is some different Christmas paper that was in my bag.
The stamp is for the Raisin Boat set Foreground Forest.

I made one more card just for fun.
It is cool and very windy today so I stayed inside. Now don't think I just played. I hung a cabinet, washed floors and window and did dishes. It is never all fun and games is it?

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Be sure to stop back tomorrow for another fun Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Challenge.

Thanks for stopping, 

YPP Junk Journal Swap

Hi Everyone,
I was in a fun swap at Your Paper Pantry for the month of May. It was the Junk Journal and we are making a birthday reminder journal. There were only five of us and we each had two months and made one folder for both pages.  My months were November and December.
Here is a video of my project.
The sign up are right now for June. I hope you will head over and check out the swaps.

Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Happy Saturday! It is time for another fun challenge at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday. The challenge is an easy one. We want to see flowers on your creation this week.
Our wonderful sponsor this week is Priscilla from 

"My name is Priscilla. I love drawing vintage images and you can see a few of them Here.  I would love for you to be a member of my "priscillastyles" group. We have fun, games and occasional freebies" Come join the fun and share your work with us.

The prize is a $10  Gift Certificate redeemable for Digis Only

Here is the card I created using one of Priscilla wonderful images.

I embossed the base card with a SU embossing folder.  The image is colored with Copic markers. Then I added some small bling flowers.  I cut the image out with a CM oval and the background with a Nestability.    

If you have any questions please ask.
Check out what the rest of the design team has created.


Have a wonderful Saturday!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Christmas cards

Wow it is Thursday.  I feel like a bad blogger.  I have been so busy with yard work.  There is so much work and it is hard. I need a yard boy.

Ok I did get two Christmas cards done. I didn't do two last week so I am one behind.
Christmas Card Challenge #24  is to use old or neglected stamps. I used an old stamp set of mine by Theresa Momber and colored the image with copic markers.

I also used the sketch from last weeks Merry Monday Challenge 19

The second card is for Challenge 20 at Merry Monday
Here is the sketch.

Here is my card.
I used the same stamp set and copic markers.
I am off to Curves (I got a free one month trial), then yoga.  Then I am going to Madison to do yard work for my in-laws.

If you have any questions about my cards please leave me a comment.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

LESSology Birds of a Feather

Hi Everyone it is time for a new challenge at LESSology.
Our sponsor this month is Artful Delight. 
Artful Delight offer the latest and greatest paper crafting products packed together in one monthly kit.  The monthly kits are packed with a variety of pattern papers with coordinating cardstock and embellishments.  You may have your choice of a single monthly purchase or for a discount you can sign up for a 3 or 6 month subscription.  

They are also in the process of expanding their store to offer other fabulous products.  Currently they have a selection of Paper Smooches stamp sets and adhesive and they will be adding some Mister Huey's mists very soon.
The Challenge this month LESSology's is called Birds of a Feather Flock together. You can make a project that incorporates a bird or birdcage. It is really open to your interpretation. I created a bird house out of a bird house gourd.  
Here is my creations. Most of which was created by Nature.
I love to watch the birds and the Wrens that use these house are so much fun.  They have the prettiest song and they are very hard little workers.

I don't paint my birdhouse gourds because I like the way they look after they have been cleaned.  I don't really like the products you have to use on them. I am not sure it is good for the birds when it heats up inside their little home. I let nature do the painting. I put up a new one every year.

Here is the video of what I do to make a Wren house. 

I read that the male chooses several nesting cavities and places a few small twigs in each. Female inspects each, chooses one, and finishes the nest building. Whe will completely fill the nest cavity with uniformly small twigs, then line a small depression at the back of the cavity with pine needles and grass. They is a funny process to watch because sometime they can't get the twig throughout the hole. They try many times in different directions and approaches until they are successful. 

They did pick my birdhouse.

I hope you will join us this month you can link up your creations in LESSology Challenge #14: Birds of a Feather Flock together

Thanks for stopping,

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Hi Everyone,
Happy Mother's Day!
I made a card for my MIL and my Aunt.
Here is a video telling you all about my cards.

Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day, It is time for another Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday Challenge. This week it is a Mother's Day project. 

Our sponsor this week is Digi Darla 

and you could win a $10 gift certificate to Digi Darla Designs
We were given some wonderful images to work with this week. 
I chose the beautiful dress. 

I thought it would be so nice to get a pretty new dress for Mother's day and especially it the great figure came with it. LOL I am sending it to my sister to remind her how we looked before we became mothers. 
Oh, that's right we never looked like that. Hee Hee 

Be sure to stop and see what the rest of the design team has created.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Mothers, Aunts, Sisters, Day Care providers, Nurses, you are all a mother to someone. Even the men who are both mother and father to someone.

Hugs to all and thanks for stopping,

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Raisin Boat

Hi Everyone, I am so excited to announce that I have been selected to be on the Raisin Boat Design Crew. Raisin Boat is the very first company to offer easy online stamp rental.  Their stamps are amazing. They are strong, cling perfect and stamp crisp and clear. They are made of high quality photopolymer.  It is so much fun to get new stamps in the mail and if you want to keep them you can buy them at a discount. If you don't think you will use that set very much then you can send it back.
I made my Christmas Card Challenge #23 using some of my favorite Raisin Boat sets.

The Challenge is Humor
I used three sets to create this card.
This is what I think my tree is going to look like after Lucy get done with it next Christmas. LOL 
The sentiment says, "Have a purrfect Holiday"
The video shows how I made this card.

Raisin Boat has over 175 exclusive clear stamp sets for rent or purchase. The way I like to check out their  wonderful stamp sets is to look through the Idea GalleryThe stamp sets I used for this card were; Treemendous, Time Flies, and Purrsonality. Raisin Boat also has a great blog with more ideas.

I hope you will check out Raisin Boat Stamps.

Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lucy's At It Again!

Lucy in action.

Thanks for stopping,

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thank You, Swap and Haul

Hi I sure can tell I am getting old. I forget things and it takes forever to get back in the swing of things when I go away for a couple of days.
I wanted to say thank you again to all of you who left such kind comments when Max passed away and I want to share some of the cards I received.
Here is one from Kim Scarpper
Isn't it adorable?
You can see the rest and some beautiful ATC I received in a swap at YPP. This video also has a haul from Tuesday morning, St. Vinnie's and an antique shop.

There is a great challenge this month at LESSology called Birds of a Feather. It started today. I will have my project and post next Tuesday.

Have a wonderful evening and Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Ribbons and Bows

Happy Saturday and National or World Scrapbook day!

This week at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday we want to see ribbon and bows on your creations. Remember it doesn't have to be a card.

Our sponsor this week is our very own Veroinica. Her shop is She will be giving away a $10 gift certificate/code to her store.
Veronica has some beautiful ribbons in her store and shared them with the team. I used some yellow gingham ribbon on my 3D project.

The  jar stamp is a Raisin Boat stamp called Sealed with a Kiss. That set has so many possibilities. 
Last year I fell in love with all the "Fairies in a Jar" projects. I made one with a glass jar. You can see it here. I had colored extra fairies. 
The image is from 
A Day for Daisies. It was a $2.00 Friday release in March 2011.
This is a 3D project that I learned how to do from the owner of Raising Boat. You can check out all their creations here.
The is a side view.
Raisin Boat is having a special sale going on Saturday to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day and Cinco de Mayo. You can save $5 on any order of $20 or more. 
Go to and place your qualifying order anytime on Saturday until 10 PM CST and enter code SCRAP5 in the discount code box during checkout (this box is on the same screen where you select your payment method).
I have my list ready to order.

Be sure to stop and see what the rest of the design team has created.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping!