Friday, January 30, 2009

An altered friday


OK so got called into work yesterday afternoon so was bummin big time as i was workin in my studio and had to quit!! Sooooooooo was on my way and stopped at my mailbox to grab mail first and there was this big box inside, thought hmmmmmmmmmm i didnt order anything maybe hubby did well it was addressed to me. Opened it up with much excitement to find!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>>.... a super duper huge lot of scrappy supplies!!!!!!! A RAK from a very dear dear bloggin friend!!!! Olde Dame Penniwig. I sat right there rippin and tearin into everything and found soooooooo many treasures!! stickers, patterned papers, doilies, ribbons, fibers, brads,eyelets, lady bugs, a tin full of flowers, flowers and more flowers plus a whole lot more!! Lets just say a scrappy gals box full of happiness!! THANK YOU DEAR SO SO MUCH!!! SOOOOOOOO here are pics of an altered tin album i made with the tin she sent!!

This is the top

^this is the back inside of tin .

These are some inside pages. and below is a pic of the tin before my altered little hands got started!!: LOL:::
Pages are connected onto a stip of grosgrain ribbon so when you take lid off they are all connected. I am also finishin up an altered round box for a dog book for my boys!!
Have a blessed Friday and will talk more later!!
~~HUGS~~ and yepper it';s SNOWING AGAIN!! YEAH~

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Altered Baby album

This is the front of book!! Both the front and back have been cut from thin wood so this will stand on a desk or table for others to view.

This is nice and altered and a bit distressed for a primitive look of cource.

some of the inside pages. There are 6 pages with both sides altered including the inside of both front and back to add photos and journaling of your little bundle of joy!!! I can even personalyze this if you would like. $15.00 plus travel expenses to usa.

Anyday I get to stay home and create is such a good day!!! This is for a baby girl. I still have to tie on some frou frouy ribbons and fibers yet but it is ready to ship!! this is the back of book. signed and dated. Have a great night and will chat more in the mornin!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Scrappy monday

This is my horse APPY, he is a leopard appoloossa and i LOVE him!!

This layout was inspired by our farmall H tractor. Hubby's greatgrandfather bought this new in 1951 and it has been handed down thru the generations. 2 years ago hubby decided to strip it all down to bare metal and fix and paint it. Yepper that is me leaning on the side of it. My fav flower is sunflowers so had to add them in here. I used a paper punch called cosmos by Martha Stewart to make my sunflowers and added a brown center and orange chalk to the edges. Bailing twine is added and some great paisley pp. I love the letters too and of cource the big ol H is chipboard i painted and distressed.

This is another of our tractors, a golden jubilee that hubby found in a corn field and bought a couple of years ago he spent several several hours fixing this and making it new again!! LOVE it we use it alot on the farm and she sure is pretty now!! LOL
Ok that is all i got for now so have a wonderful nigth!!
Will chat with yall tomorrow!! as it will be another fun day at home.


You just gotta hop on over to creative cafe they have some awesome prize giveaway of their new stuff!! AWESOME is all i have to say!!

We’re packing our suitcases and hitting the road to CHA Winter, the craft industry’s trade show in Anaheim, CA in a few days. If you’re going, stop by and visit us… we’ll be giving away all kinds of prizes! If you’re not going to the show, we still have some ways to WIN, by helping us spread the word!
so go to and sign up!!!

New stuff~~

Ok so happy happy monday!! I am off til wed and so lovin it!! Here are a few new cards i got done this am and am finishing up some scrappy pages for sale.
I decided to cut out the flourish that is on the cards and love how you can wrap it in behind something. LOVE these cards. It is snowing again here and so pretty! i dont think we are suppossed to get too much though but it is nice to see. We are still making plans to visit with the owner and see the shops inside tomorrow night so i will be sure to take the cam with me and let yall see pics!!
I am back off to my studio to finish stuff will chat with ya in a bit!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


HEY YALL~!! just wanted to say good mornin and hope your day is filled with sunshines and giggles!! I have to work so watch on monday for new things i have been finishing up. Went to Hobby Lobby which is one of my fav stores LOL, and bought some new dies for my new Accucut machine so will be playin around with that tonight~YEAH~!~
So with that said have a wonderful day and will talk to yall tomorrow!!!
REMEMBER""" my challenge for naming our new store is still goin on!!! KEEP those names comin and a BIG THANK YOU for all i have recived thus far!!!! some great ones too!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I am proud to be a participant on the ONE WORLD ONE HEART blog giveaway
!!It's a world-wide event, that's so much fun and has been such a great way to meet and connect with other bloggers, you will be very busy blog-hopping for this fun event, but I do hope you'll stop back and visit me often. I will be posting a pic of my 2 yes 2 giveaways tomorrow!! please know that this is not for the previous challenge giveaway that is seperate and you can be in both drawings!!

Challenge for yall!!

Ok here is a challenge out for all my bloggin friends!! A couple of dear friends and I have decided to go for it and open a store!! YEAH!! been waiting longgggggggggg time for this!! So here is my challenge for you!! and ps there is a prize to be won here too!! a super duper goodie basket.
here is what we will be offering mostly: our main goal is to offer high end handmades and things you wont see anywhere else with a rustic,primitive vintage feel!! make sense.
handmade all natural gourmet chocolates, and chocolate dipped specialties
homemade from scratch baked goods and treats
unique handmade pet goodies including some adorable handmade dog/cat clay magnets, organic dog treats, pet memory books etc
all natural goats milk soaps and body lotions
scrapbook supplies and scrappy handmades
primitive handmades, vintage one of a kind handmades and altered jewelry pieces
just to name a few!! LOL
So leave me a name you would feel would be catchy and clever for us and we will pick one. If your name is the one chosen or is part of what we choose you WIN!! and it will be a very nice basket of goodies!! you wont be disappointed!! SO get those thinkin caps on everyone!!
and dont forget there is still time to be included in my 3 handmade card giveaway!! just leave me a comment!! anyone that leaves a store name will also be entered!!
so far we thought maybe something with the word
"expressions" or "nostalgic"?? maybe but not set on that yet.


Cheers to you card

a couple of cards with some hand drawn silver flourishes!! LOVE them flourishes too!!

OK here are some pics of things i made this am!! Worked mostly on some cards as they are for a challenge.

These are made using up some of my scraps, mini cards arent they the cutest!! 5 3/4in long x just under 3 in tall. love these colors!! and I love making layered paper flowers!!
DONT FORGET JUST A COUPLE MORE DAYS TO LEAVE A COMMENT FOR MY 3 card giveaway!!! Will be back later with more goodies!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


OK NOW I dont have these blooming right now but just wait til summer!! We usually plant quite a few different kinds to cut for market and for the shop. I printed these out and made this 12x12 page of my favoriteist flower ever!! We grew these last year along with some lemon drop, vanilla, red velvet, teddy bear, orange mexican sunflowers and lots of others. We also sell some seeds so will let yall know on here when they will be in!!

hope yall are enjoyin your day!! it is sunny and 20 degrees here!! whoa heat wave coming!! LOL


Soldered glass bracelet

Ok so here is one of the projects i just finished up today!! I LOVE IT!! Someone gave me some of these thick glass squares, not sure what they are from but it looked like they were on a sheet or something similar. Anyway I knew this would make a great bracelet. I took the letters DREAM adhered them to the back of glass then put several layers of diamond glaze on them, wrapped with my handy dandy copper tape and soldered each one including a jump ring on top. So added a few glass beads in shades of blues, a few silver beads and a few clear glass seed beads and there ya have it!!! Another to addition to my jewelry!! If you are interested in purchasing one of these guys please email me with address so i can get an actual shipping charge. THANKS and see ya in a few!!

CHICK THIS OUT!! giveaway
For all you scrappin friends please go and check out this great giveaway at Bella Blvd. THIS NEW LINE IS AWESOME sweet and treats!! oh i can see the fun this would be to use up now!!
Ok i seriously gotta git off this puter and CREATE! too many projects lined up for me to finish today!! will let yall see em asap!! **DONT FORGET**leave me a comment for a 3 card giveaway!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Just found this!!

I just found this great forum tonight and love it so far!!! SOOOOOOOOOOO if yall want stop on over they have a great challenge goin on here are the details!!!***

At Never Been Kissed Scrappers, we are always on the lookout for new, unpublished creative talent. To help us find that talent we are starting up a monthly contest. To start the year off, January's contest is to make a layout telling us all about something "new." This can be anything from a new baby, to a new gift you received, to your New Year's resolutions. It's up to you. Simply create the layout and e-mail it to by January 31st at midnight (MST). Then our fabulous design team will look at all the entries and vote on their favorite. The winner will be announced by February 7th and will receive a wonderful package of goodies from one of our design team members and will be featured on our website. This is open to members of NBKS and those who have not yet joined us (but we hope you will).


Ok just a little FYI!! Dont forget to leave me a comment as i will be picking someone for my card giveaway very SOON!!!! I am off to work today!! DANGIT!! LOL anyway so no scrappin here but just WAIT TIL TOMORROW!! I have lots to share with yall as I did manage to get a few new things finished up last night and early this am!!

So on that happy little note I hope yall have a merrily happy monday!!!

**THANKS so much for all the prayers and well wishes for my dear mommy!!** she is doing better now!! YEAH!!

~~HUGS~~~ This was my little Barney last night in my craft room with me sleeping on my chair with me!! I love that my boys are all such cuddlers!! >>>>>>..>>>>>>>>love ya baby!!


Sunday, January 18, 2009


HAPPY SUNDAY YALL!!! **YEAH I got some scrapping/creatin time in early this am!!! And it is SNOWIN!! YEAH!! the big fluffy kind of flakes, kind of looks like you are in a snow globe!! SO pretty TOO!! AND they are saying we will have 7 inches by 6 pm tonight!!!
OK now to the creatin part of my am! I finished up some new microscope pendants and did a couple of scrappin pages***

These are the fronts of my pendants if you would like to find out more about them or see backs they will be listed on my etsy site for sale today

This is Ms. Rosie May one of our goats playing around with Buster outside this summer. She loves to get out of the pasture and come and visit when we are outside and also play with Buster.
I thought this was an appropriate title on this page. We hatch our own eggs every spring and summer. The top corner is a pic of a couple week old Crested Polish chickens!!! THEY ARE SO CUTE BUT REALLY scatter brained sometimes !!! LOL {maybe they are blonde???LOL} I am blonde too!!
AND THIS WAS BUBBA THIS SUMMER!! I just finished giving that little stinker a nice bath and as i was walkin up to turn off the hose i turned around to have him right on my heels almost laughing!!! He dropped his head and just plowed thru the sand in our driveway til he was completely covered in dirt!!! SILLY GOOF!!! I like how the muddy paws turned out on the Dirty Dawg banner. LOVE using chalks on my creations!! Ric rac is also a good friend of mine too!!! I am an embellishment kind of country gal!! LOL
OK i am off to put my things on my etsy site for sale.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


This is coming in one side of our driveway and around by the garage.

I love how the snow just brightens up the whole world!! It gets so dark at night that the snow just makes a huge difference!! SO PRETTY!!

Oh this pic is my backround now!! I LOVE the snow clingin to the branches!!

This is a roadside park just a couple of min from our house.

I dont want to even go down closer to the bergs it is too stinkin windy and cold on the beach!!

HELLO AGAIN~~~ Sorry it has been so long since i have written!! Between my mom still in hospital and work, this week has been NUTS~~and all the snow we got!! and we got lots!! YEAH!! YIPPEE!! STILL lovin it! it is really starting to come down hard now!! I thought i heard maybe another 4-7inches along the lakeshore today. The only bad part is is that we have had it down to -3 degrees and it is only 13 right now but somewhat windy. My dad and poor hubby have been plowing in the mornin and evening like everyone else round here. So my mom got to come home late last night, glad she is back home and hopefully being there almost a week she wont be goin back again!! Fingers crossed!!
I am goin to finish up some projects tonight for a couple of scrappin challenges so will post them as soon as i can, I did manage to get a couple of things started for some charm necklaces and another new bracelet idea!! YIPPEE!! I so missed my days off this week to create!! I ran into a local Michaels store today and found lots of paper on sale so of cource now i have to find room in my paper drawers to put new ones!! LOL too addicted to paper!! also i did manage to make some flowers from crepe paper which look pretty cool!! so will finish things up and post pics for yall!! HAVE a WARM and great night!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


WE are having another blizzard again!! so far we have gotten right around 19 inches since sun YEAH!!! YIPPEE!!! happy happy snow dance goin on here!! LOL I wanted to give all my blogin friends a sneak peek at my newest creations i finished up this am.... new altered pendant necklaces. Website Counter GO CHICK OUT to purchase the word stamps!! THEY ARE GREAT!! and very speedy delivery!!

I am puttin a couple on my etsy shoppe today. For other news my dear mom is back in the hospital again!! third time since just before xmas, hope and pray they find some answers this time as she is not any better worse infact.
They have to be missing something or maybe they are goin to try a different med ?? who knows i am surely not a doctor, i give them credit though as they sure have a tough job when there are no clear signs as to a patients problems, which also got me thinkin how the heck to vets do it.??
as they dont get symptoms from their patients and yet they figure out things and make our precious pets well!! I am so thankful for our vet he is WONDERFUL!! caring and so dedicated. Ok well hope yall are havin a great tues and will chat with yall soon!! I thank everyone for being here!!
If anyone has any suggestions for me please do i cannot for the life of me figure out why my counter stopped working?? tried uploading time and time again and still nothing!!! >>>>>??? HELP!!!! this is driving me nuts!~
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