Saturday, January 30, 2010

Baby layouts done

I had some time this am to work on some way over due projects.  These are scrapbook pages I made up for my little niece Carissa.  Isnt she a doll~ I love the black and white crisp photo so decided to only accent with some pink and black and white.  The one above is a simple layer matted pages wtih only a paper rosette and baby silver charm with pink offray ribbon. This is one I did up using the same pic just changing the size and adding some girlie pink fiber and pink papers.  This is in a black frame for on the wall.  I did do some edging with white ink for an even softer girlie look. another version of the same photos only I used a 12x12 light pink backround page and added some of my handmade crepe paper roses.  Love rick rack and it is just right on here. close up of the paper roses I made.  There are just enough. 
Well I am gonna go back to in my studio and work on some more pages.  Just havin wayyyyy too much fun being inside since it was only 3 degrees outside and now is 22.  WAY too cold round here these days!! But generally jan and feb are rough months for MI and this year sure has been cold. 
Hope yall are enjoying the weekend!! 
Will be back later with more.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Buster's baby scrap page

I did up a page for my little then Buster.  I used mostly Paper Studio products here.  I love their dog stamps!! The dog face and paws have been stamped on cardstock then I added pop dots to the backs for dimension.  Buster's baby pic is backed with black cardstock to stand out a bit more.  I also cut out a dog bone and added his name in letters cut from my accucut die machine. 
Everything has been edged with my primitive touches!! TIM HOLTZ distressing inks.  
The journaling says :  You had my heart the moment I saw you.  Your daddy brought you home bundled inside his jacket.  It was love at first sight!  He was such an adorable puppy, but all puppies are adorable!!  Now my little boy is 95 pounds of pure love and happiness!!  Buster,  along with my other boys are the light of our lives!!    I just gazed at the outdoor thermometer and it is up to 10~~A whooping 10 degrees now!! it is actually suppossed to get down to 0 tonight!! {PLEASE be sure to keep all the furry kids warm in this extreme weather their little piggies will get frostbite!!}  I put in extra heat lamps the other day out in the chickie coop for the girls so they will be just fine just downright MAD for not being able to run free right now but oh well they are safe inside!  I just know they are busily planning and scheming against me!!  CHICKEN REVENGE!! look out!! LOL  
I am off to the feed mill and then maybe to bake some new cookies and well just try to keep the wood furnace goin in this weather!!  one good thing it is not windy today yet anyway.


Thursday, January 28, 2010


IT IS 16.2 degrees out side with a -1windchill!! and believe me it sure feels like it too!!! BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR and we have several inches of lake effect snow coming quickly today.
I havent done a whole heck of alot this week did work in my studio and did a bit of organizing and playing also.  I love the little paper rosettes/medallions shown above, found this great aged sheet music and Hobby Lobby and then just cut the hearts out and the pink ones have some gathered pink crepe paper blossoms complete with my farmgirl bling, yepper I use glitter!! cant get enough of it sometimes!! LOL

One of the greeting cards I did up for a challenge yesterday.  I love flourishes too and butterflies, and of cource Tim Holtz distressing inks.  There is something about blue and brown or pink and brown that catches my eye!


Buster Brown laying watchin me.  They were just snuggled up yesterday around me!! gosh have I said I love being home with them and also having the puter out in living room!!

Made some homemade tater chips with supper and they were so yummy!! and some sauteed mushrooms for on the burgers we made.  Cant have a burger without mushrooms, mayo and fresh baby spinach leaves!!   YUMMO!!I took apart a micky d's french fry box and made a similar pattern for some treats for valentines day.  Added one of my paper rosettes and a cute gift. huh

Well I printed some pics off of the boys when they were pups and am gonna make a few layouts today for challenges and then wellllllllll just try to keep the fire burning and keep the house warm for my furry kids!! they get cold too!!
Have a wonderful day!!
THANK THANK THANK YOU to all of my visitiors thru owoh this week!! LOVE hearing from all of you and let me say I spent WAYYYYYYYY too much time blog hopping yesterday so hopefully today will get something done!!

Monday, January 25, 2010


PhotoClick on the magic carpet banner to read all about this event!!  NOW THRU FEB 15th~ This is my second year particpating!!  In honor of magic I added a captured fairy shadow box to my giveaways!!!  READ there are 2 seperate giveaways I am doing this year!!

Ok so here is one of the giveaways! A handmade paper envelope that holds some handmade paper rosettes and layered flowers I made for your cards or scrapbooking and 2 handmade greeting cards. One little mini birthday tag card and a thinking of you card. Both are blank on the inside for you to write your message on.

For all of you that are new to my blog here is a quick rundown of my life:
My great hubby and I  have a small farm and grow chemical free produce and raise chickens for eggs.  I am fully licesensed to bake and sell at local farmers markets and opened a small town bakery in Fennville with my mom's flower shop.  I love to do altered art/scrapbooking and mixed media along with paint primitive treasures.  I believe in buying local and handmade to keep our creativity unique!!  You might see me in craft shows in and around MI thru the fall and winter.    AND I have 3 boys "dogs" that are the light of my life!!  Love you boys!! Buster, Bubba and Barney as you see on my side bar.  That is about it plain and simple and I LOVE MY LIFE!!
Thanks for stopping on by the farm.

Ok so here is the 2nd giveaway~~ A handmade card that has the word CHERISH stamped on it using JUST RITE stamps,  I made the little paper rose on the heart and loved it so much added some to the side of the altered little shadow box captured fairy I made.
You will get both the card and the shadow box!!
All you have to do for these is to leave me a comment that you were here and want to be included in the drawing which will be FEB 15th when the giveaway ends.   And dont forget to hop on over to all the other great blogs and have fun!!!   Now I gotta get working so I can go blog hop later today too!

Have a great day yall!!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

OWOH tomorrow~~

I am gonna take pics today for the start of my giveaways on ONE WORLD ONE HEART!!  stop on by to see the goodies I have made for.  There will be 3 yepper 3 different things I am giving away to celebrate this year!

It is rainin and gloomy out right now but hopefully wont freeze.  It did get to (are ya ready for this one?) 39.7 yesterday!!  Holy Chicken! that is nuts!!
Speaking of chicken..........the girls are all doin quite well.  They are allowed out in the big pen we have for them but NOT loose yet!! too many hungry hawks loomin around and I am NOT providing them a smorgasboard any time soon!! LOL   The boys are all crashed out on the couches by me, we moved our puter out in the living room since crashing a few weeks ago and I gotta tell ya I LOVE it out here.  Now to find a desk and it will stay out here.  Hubby and I play games together on it we surf the web together and the best part is the boys are close by!! We used to have it in an extra bedroom and I always felt so far away from my family.  Not anymore!! 
Ok so I better git to it and "get er done" for tomorrow!!!

Talk to yall soon!!

have a blessed sunday!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Memory book for sale

Inside pages of my altered mixed media coffee filter book

Inside page of book

Front cover of book which I will personalyze for you with whatever you would like on it
8 inside pages are embellished on front and back , I used some My Minds Eye patterened papers, stamps, stickers, flowers, buttons, metal brads, fibers, ribbons, mini coin envelope, and lots of tags. A metal book ring binds this together, the front and back are thin wood covered to ensure this will last. Unused brown cone coffee filters are the inside pages which open on the ends for hidden treasures. I have added a tag in each page, there is plenty of journaling room and also for your photos. All materials are high quality scrapbook grade which is acid lignon free.
This book was listed on my etsy site
or you could order from me here.
Well big news!! we are making flavored pastas for markets now. I am trying to figure a way to not dry them too much as I feel thru eating it myself drying tends to take a bit away from the flavor. Once I do that they will go on for sale here and my etsy shoppe. So far the spinach is wonderful and I am goin to do tomato basil this week.
I hope yall have a super blessed weekend!! we are expecting rain RAIN in Jan??? in MI? what the heck!! oh well it is warm though, a whoppin 36 degrees now~~
Talk so yall soon!!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bronson Market Kalamazoo MI

A buttermilk bundt cake filled with red raspberries and blueberries we froze from 09 season. And no bundt would be complete without my "farmgirl bling" LOL

Red Raspberry or Blueberries fill these lemon buttermilk cakes (the berries were from our farm last season)

I had alot of batter so made these lemon buttermilk muffins filled with berries. Notice the "farmgirl Bling" LOL

More of my peanut peanut butter cream filled whoopie pies!! I made 5 batches of these yesterday one just for my hubby! he loves these without the cream filling too.
I had a busy day at the kitchen yesterday also made up a few kinds of cookie dough to bake off today. today on the schedule I must get done my glazed pistachio bread, cheddar pepper bread loaves, and Fresh Spinach Pasta!! Pasta has been a big hit at the last markets so am going to keep making that regularly!! I am thinkin though of investing in a maker that will go on my kitchen aide mixer then I could do asst shapes not just the spaghetti or fettucini even though those are great!!
Have you ever had fresh pasta?? Gosh it is delic!!! I cant believe the difference now to get hubby to try it. We would probably eat alot more but we are just not big fans of dried tasteless noodles!! BUTTTTTTTT now we have flavor and a wonderful texture in fresh. And we both love spinach so I will be putting more of in this year just for our pasta!!

Friday is Market at BRONSON HOSPITAL in KALAMAZOO MI! 10.30-2.00 stop on by for some great foodies and winter produce and more!!

I will be in Allegan at the market parking lot tomorrow with some new goodies for yall!
Have a joyous day and will chat more later!! Dont forget OWOH will be starting soon!! be on the lookout for my great giveaways!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Feb JAD challenge

Here are some of the items I laid out and played with.
This was the first way I tried it but wasnt competely satisfied so reworked it.
Another version but wasnt quite what i wanted.

Here's another one

It has been a pretty productive monday here. I had time to finish my first challenge on Jeans Art Dolls for the Feb challenge! My challenge was to do a "themed" layout. So you know me vintage and distressed all the way baby!! I decided to go with a black and white baby pic I found and .

so did a vintagey love page!!
So here is the finished one! I love flourishes so stamped some on the sheet music and the top corner of the base. I hand cut the letters, used some scrap patterend papers, a grubby hang tag with Love stamped on it, added some cut outs and old buttons. I buy alot of thrift store finds and found rolls of binding tape so that is along the bottom of page. I love the look and feel of this page and am pretty happy with it now!!
Next to work on finishing up a couple of new altered books I am 1/2 done with.
Have a great monday!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy sunday!

Here is a pin that I had made using JUST RITE words stamps, some vintage sheet music, a great little fairy girl with some added butterfly wings and it is all on a piece of foam core board.
MEET PRECIOUS!! this is Brys grandparents little girl. She is such a doll!!

What a face!! Love ya baby!!

A layout I made using some great pics I took when I worked as this ranch. they were all so much fun and fun to be around!!

A new altered coffee filter book I made. The front is left pretty much blank so you could have me personalyze it or add some other title to it.

Back cover of book

Lots of fun girlie papers inside.

More insede pages

Inside pages

Front cover. I tied on lots of ribbons and fun fibers to the metal book ring that holds this together. I am listing it on my etsy site but you could always just order one from here too!! my etsy:
Not too much goin on today but it is my HUBBY's BIRTHDAY! Happy B'd day my love!!
he hasnt been feeling too good the last couple of days so not sure if we are gonna do anything special or just stay home and goof off all day with the boys. (which of cource is fine by me to do)
Hope yall have a great day!
P.S. I am finished and will post both items to be sent out for the OWOH giveaway coming soon !!!