Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hey all! I hope you are all having a fabulous day! The weather here in the Ozarks is beautiful! It is much needed after all the yucky snow we have had over the last month or so. I am so happy to see warmer weather and sunshine in the forecast for most of the week!

Here is a card that I have to share with you today.

I just think that this paper from Fancy Pants is too cute! The stamps and nautical dies are from Verve. (it is a company that I ran accross when I was surfing the web and I just fell in love with the products, and would love to have them all!)

Here is the inside of the card. This die is also from Verve. Hope you like it!

I really hope the rest of your day is wonderful and I will be back soon! Love, Hugs & Blessings!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Big Day!

Hey all! I am so happy to announce that my daughter finally got to take her driving test and she is now on the roads! She was over the moon excited to get her license on Friday! I, on the other hand, was so super nervous. That is a whole new stress level added, not to mention EXPENSIVE! Holy cow, insurance for a teen is outrageous. lol

Today is a bittersweet day here for my family for a few reasons. One, my girls no longer have to ride the school bus now that the oldest is driving. That means that my babies are no longer babies (with the exception of my little guy), which is scary and exciting at the same time. Also, my farmer guy has started a new adventure today. After 14 years working for the same company as a concrete foreman, he has decided to start a new career path. We are hoping that this gives his body some needed healing and allows him to focus on his first love (farming/agriculture). His new job is buying tractor parts for re-manufacturing. This is a huge leap for us, but I have faith that this is the best move for us as a family.

So, all that being said, here is a card I have to share with you today.


I just LOVE how this card turned out. The paper is from my stash. The horse stamp is one that I had bought from Michaels (probably a Recollection brand, but can't swear to it), the letter stamps are from My Craft Spot, and banner dies are from Verve. I used Tim Holtz walnut distress ink for all my edges.

Here is a look at the inside. I think the boot stamp is just too cute!  Not sure if you can see in the picture, but the paper has spurs on it.

I hope you like it! Be back soon. Love, Hugs & Blessings!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Card Challenges

I have noticed on all the blogs that I have been visiting that everyone participates in challenges. How do I find out different card challenges going on so that I can try and participate? I really want to dive in, learn stuff, make crafty friends, and get my creative juices flowing!

Happily Ever After

Hey all! Happy Tuesday! The sun is finally shining here today, and the latest snow is starting to melt away. I am so ready for all of the snow to be gone for the year. I know my daughter is too, she is dieing to get her license. I'm so happy to see the beautiful sun shine in through my windows. (with the exception of the fact that it is illuminating the dust layer on my hardwood) My furry people are happy to see it too. They are camped out in the front of the glass doors taking a snooze. It's amazing how a ray of sunshine can completely turn around your mood!

I have an anniversary card to share with you today. I believe that the paper is from K & Company, the heart border die is from Verve and the sentiment is from My Craft Spot. It's hard to see in the picture, but I have added some liquid pearls between each of the hearts. The ribbon is from my stash. I just love the golden yellow!

Here is a look at the inside.

I just love the colors of this card. I hope you like it! Be back soon!

Love, Hugs & Blessings!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Celebrate Good Times!

Hey all! Today has just flown by! My oldest daughter has her school's basketball homecoming dance tonight. She has spent the entire day getting ready! She and her boyfriend just left and they looked super adorable! (they always do) I can't wait to see the pictures of her with all her friends. She is so blessed with the sweetest boyfriend and group of friends. I could honestly just gobble them all up!

I want to thank Brenda for the info she sent me yesterday on taking better pictures of my projects. It came in super handy. I need to get better bulbs for my lamps and I think things will look tons better. Also, a big thank you to everyone who took the time to leave me sweet comments on my cards yesterday! I appreciate the kind words and can't wait to start getting followers of my blog! My goal is to get 100 followers and I will give a prize!

Now, on to business. Lol. Here is a birthday card that I made. The super cute paper is from Crate Paper, the triangle border on the front, XL label, stamps, and cupcake are all MCT products. (I told y'all that I was addicted!) The cupcake border on the inside of the card is a Fiskars punch. I just don't think you can go wrong with cupcakes. I mean,who doesn't like cupcakes?? I hope you like it!
Here is a look at the inside.
Love, Hugs & Blessings!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Help Needed

Hey all! I think that maybe some of my technical issues are now fixed! (yay!) My sweet sister-in-law has let me borrow one of her laptops since my poor computer went to be with his maker. I also now have internet service again. My farmer guy needed to cut down a tree and so he thought he could remove the Dish, place a mark on it, and then place it back in the exact spot...Laughable, I know! (he really thought he could do it.) He couldn't, and I am now back in business, finally. (YES!) I will not have to try and post any more with my cell phone. (that was a nightmare!) Now, I have a few more things on my agenda that I want to get accomplished. My next form of business is to figure out how everyone is taking such beautiful pictures of their cards to post...I craft at my kitchen table or counter and so I don't have very good lighting. When I am taking pictures, they are by no means doing justice to the beautiful paper and finished product. Anyone have any suggestions on how I should be taking pictures?? Do you use special lighting? After looking at some of my favorite blogs, I noticed that they are listing all of the supplies that they used on their project. Now that I am back on a regular computer, I will make sure to list all of my "ingredients." I for sure want to give credit to all of the awesome companies/products out there! I'm also reading up on my Blogging for Dummies book so I can figure out how to do all the fancy linking up, make the blog look acceptable, etc. (A gal has to start somewhere, right?) I'm off to comfort my crying little guy. Be back tomorrow!

A Second Post

Hey all! I just couldn't stop myself once I pulled out all of my MCT dies and stamps. I just had to make a second card! Here is my attempt at a more masculine card. It seems like these are always hard for me! It is so hard to refrain from putting on ribbon and sparkles! (A girl likes her bling! lol) Here is a look at my card.
Here is a look at the inside.
I am really pleased with the outcome! I just love the paper! Can you believe that the stamp and die I used on the inside was a freebie with the last release?! Too cute! I hope you like it! I will be back tomorrow with another card!