Stampin' Up has put some ultimatums on us demonstrators...although I understand why they are doing it, I also feel conflicted about it...as you can tell, I'm a "hobbiest"! I will continue to be a demonstrator, but I will no longer be doing my blog. I have several friends who may not just use Stampin' Up so I can't even link to them....so I will neither promote Stampin' Up! nor will I promote anyone else...that's fair right? So goodbye blog world...it was good while it lasted!
Sep 23, 2009
Yup! It was a 2 pager...I thought since there weren't many people who were going to come...I would bless those that did...it took us a while, so I probably won't be able to do many 2 pagers...unless the layout is simpler...For this project we used...Circle Scissors, My Way Arrow Punch, Curves ahead? die, Good morning sunshine designer paper (retired), 2-chocolate chip 12x12, clear button and corduroy button (retired)...
Posted by Bekki B at 12:17 PM
Posted by Bekki B at 12:02 PM
Aug 22, 2009
I made this card (times 4) for the girls that gave me birthday presents...ashamedly, it's over a month late...Love you girls, tho!
I used an embossing folder and just pimped out the flowers with micro beads and Crystal effects...I used the oval scallop punch and the medium sized oval punch for the sentiments...and ribbon punch. Hope you likey!!!
Posted by Bekki B at 7:28 PM
Aug 6, 2009
Posted by Bekki B at 11:22 PM
Aug 5, 2009
This is my 4th scrap class page and the girls had fun!!! I love this stamp set...SU! Branch Out, which is retired...it didn't last long in the catalog. We used a lot of heat embossing!
For those of you that have come here before and are wondering wuz up???? Well, did I tell you I had another son? He's great and he is turning 15 in 2 days! We have been sooo busy this summer. In the last few weekends we have been camping (which involved a monsoon) and went to Gatlinburg. Trying to get a little fun in before school...Hope you all had a good one! The adoption is going well and should be done soon...we are allowed to make most of the decisions regarding Clyde so I thought I'd let you see him! He's grown up so much since we have had him!
Posted by Bekki B at 2:25 PM
Jul 7, 2009
Well, this month went a whole lot better than last month! We will see what happens next month...I used a sketch from a scrap mag...not sure which one...either Scrapbooks Etc. or Creative Keepsakes? Obviously, the theme was red, white and blue. One girl was smart, she didn't have that exact theme so she brought "Girls" printed out, instead of using my "July", but she used the happy stamp so it read "happy girls"! I thought she was clever for thinking ahead! Now, to think of one for next month??? Any ideas for a theme? I have been wanting to do the 4 seasons, so I may do that! But please give some ideas...
Jun 27, 2009
I had some fun with this sketch! I have a few friends that have birthdays coming up so I took the opportunity!
Tools: Heat gun, eyelet punch, Pixie sewing machine, Cuttlebug w/ Swiss dots
Accessories: Organza ribbon, buttons, embroidery thread
Stamps: Crazy for cupcakes
I used the buttons because evidently I'm not a good sower...:(...tried to make my goof ups not sew bad...ha! Ha! Get it...not SEW bad.
oh where did my Pink Elephant go? Since I change my background, which was also an accident, I lost the Pink Elephant logo!
Posted by Bekki B at 2:16 PM
Jun 26, 2009
This is my first night where I'm actually bored! I'm tired, but bored...Mark's asleep on the couch along with Jake...Mollie's on the floor, sleeping...not sure where Bryan is in the house...probably on the phone talking to his girlfriend...Clyde's asleep...think I should get a clue and go to sleep? Hope you all are doing good! I really need to do something creative! I just got a load of stuff from Stampin' Up! I should have used my time wisely and made a card...there are a few birthday's coming up soon! Maybe I could do a challenge too...it's been a long time.
Posted by Bekki B at 7:09 PM
Jun 21, 2009
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Jun 14, 2009
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Jun 9, 2009
I need to get my creative juices flowing...I feel like since my scrap class I haven't wanted to do anything. I'm going to look at some challenges and pick one or a couple. We'll see...I thank you all for your prayers and kind comments! I know that I am well taken care of, by my God!
He is Faithful! Amen?
Posted by Bekki B at 7:47 AM
Jun 6, 2009
So sorry I have been neglecting my blog! I have facebook now and have been faithful on it...Here, I feel I only get lookers when I make something...there I can just chat...
Let's play catch up...my husband has been laid off going on 3 weeks starting next week, so that's been a distraction as well. My kid is now off from school...and I have had an addition the last couple of days. I am doing respite for a very well-mannered 16 year old! He's been a joy to have...maybe I should only take older teens from now on. :) We had a yard sale today and woopee... I hate to have a yard sale...going is alot more fun! The good thing was that I didn't have to put too much time in preparing for it. I hardly labeled anything and that made it sooo much easier. From now on, that will be how I do all my yard sales! Or maybe I should just go straight to Good Will like one of my friends suggested...
May you all be blessed...and I will be making a card soon!
Posted by Bekki B at 6:39 PM
Jun 1, 2009
My second scrap class and only one other person showed up...woohoo! We used a sewing machine, circle scissors, stamps, cuttle bug, water color pencils, aqua painters and a crop-a-dile.
No, Clyde doesn't have 5 eyes...I distorted his face, so you can't see it...since we are in the pre-adoptive stage it's probably ok to post pics now, but I am not sure.
I got a sketch from Scrapbooks etc. and ran with it...it was fun to do.
We were getting stuff out of our storage unit and found mice droppings everywhere... (Advice: only put your stuff in plastic tubs, not cardboard boxes! Clyde held this one box that contained our little friend up over his head, then dropped it sideways on the ground...there were all kinds of paper shredded and mouse poop, so I thought we might find a mouse...instead we found his predator. That thing slid over Clyde's foot and I ran the other way screaming at the top of my lungs!!! I was boot scootin' it! Clyde was laughing his head off at me and this is were it would have made a GREAT funniest home videos!
Posted by Bekki B at 12:41 PM
May 29, 2009
I love this sketch!!!
Stamp set: Rustic Rooster
Tools: Big Shot die Scallop Circle and Cuttlebug
Accessories: Baja Breeze Ribbon, Parisian Breeze Designer Paper and a Clear Button
Colors: Baja Breeze, Kraft, Not Quite Navy and Chocolate Chip
Posted by Bekki B at 4:13 PM
May 25, 2009
You can get these kits from Wal-Mart...they should pay me, huh? It's very easy, only $5 and hopefully when all is said and done you have yummy herbs! It comes with the tub, soil and seeds! You actually have enough seeds to plant elsewhere if you like!
We bought 3 kits: Oregano, Italian Basil, Thyme
Sweet Peppers, Mini tomatoes, Lettuce
Sweet Basil, Parsley, Chives
I'll let you know how they turn out...
Posted by Bekki B at 12:55 PM
May 22, 2009
Place: Victory Christian Fellowship
I have to charge to cover supplies and use of tools
You will leave with a page done!
May 20, 2009
I honestly didn't know who would win, but I am so glad that it was Kris! I am sure many people are surprised...it won't matter, Adam and Kris will have excellent careers!
Posted by Bekki B at 8:39 PM
Posted by Bekki B at 6:14 PM
May 19, 2009
B is for...baby, Bekki, uh Burton...it's been a few weeks since I have done any challenges, so I combined The Pink Elephant challenge with the Cupcake Challenge...
The Pink Elephant challenge was to do a Monogram, while the Cupcake challenge was a sketch.
Tools: Flowers daisy #2 (the small daisy 3x) die, nestabilities square and scallop square, Big Shot, texture plate with the big dots (I used the opposite side and used a stencil to fill it in with chocolate chip marker), and I used the new scallop punch.
Accessories: Parisian Breeze paper, buttons latte, and the "B" is Chip Chatter.
Posted by Bekki B at 11:23 AM
I am LOVING being a stay at home mom...However, the mom part will really begin when school lets out for summer and I have a kid 24/7! Yikes! Any ideas on how to keep a 13 year old entertained? I did get season passes to a nearby waterpark, so that will help. I think I have 10 more days of freedom. Right now, though, I am working out, going to a weekly Bible study, monthly scrap class, cleaning house and taking it easy on my swing that I got on Mother's day! I have all kinds of ideas to fix up the house...paint the cabinets, fix the carport, make a portico, put up new shutters, put in new windows, put in central heat and air, replace the doors...can you tell I've been watching HGTV? You know what's really sad? We have been here 10 years in December and we haven't done a whole lot to fix it up. I am secretly hoping someone will just want my house as is, and they can fix it up. But wake up, Bekki!!! I want to move soooo bad and these shows are motivating me to do some work around here. Help me Jesus!
I have some good news regarding Clyde...it looks like we will be adopting him! I am happy that he will have a sense of stability and he/we won't have to wonder what's going to happen...this process should be finished within the next few months. There are so many things that a foster child can't do and this is what really excites Clyde about the adoption. Right now, he can't mow the lawn, ride a 4 wheeler, ride a horse, ride on a boat, etc, etc, etc...but when the adoption goes thru we will be the deciding factor, not the state. Don't get me wrong, I understand why they won't let them do some things, but others??? Oh, and I can't post pictures of him...I can't wait to be able to show him to you all! It's weird that you all don't know what he looks like when he's been living with us almost 2 years! Soon my friends, soon! Many blessings to you all!
Posted by Bekki B at 8:59 AM
May 18, 2009
I caught this pic after we got done cleaning our church one night! I was in awe...the verse "Be still and know that I am God" comes to mind when I see His art work! God is good all the time and all the time God is good! Have a blessed day!
Posted by Bekki B at 5:54 PM
May 15, 2009
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May 13, 2009
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