Mar 31, 2009

Whew!!!

We had a great little weekend getaway and have been running ever since! I quit my job and feel like a world or at least a statewide KY traveler! We went to Lexington during the weekend. Then, on Monday, we went to Corbin to a Surplus place that sells flooring for "cheap". And tomorrow, I am going to Glasgow to visit a dear friend of mine, Mary Jane! You probably recognize that name if you've been to my most visited blogs (Mudpies and Butterflies)...she hasn't posted in awhile and I probably should remove her from the list...but I guess I hold out hope. Then, this weekend I am going back to the big city of Lexington!!! Whoohoo! I am sooo thankful I have this freedom...Now when am I going to get to just "sit in front of the TV all day"???? That's what this one guy said when I quit..."Your just going to watch TV 24/7". Yeah, I wish...I would just like some time to do some spring cleaning! Maybe when Clyde is back in school....Unless I get a little froggy, I may not blog till Sunday hopefully to turn my challenge in for the Pink Elephant, then again...I may brag about how awesome my visit was with my friend!! TTFN!

Mar 27, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge


Thanks Robin for this sweet and simple sketch! I loved doing it!

Colors: Chocolate Chip and More Mustard
Stamp: Bronc Buster
Texture: Texture plate Flourish by SU!
Accessories: Ribbon and eyelets

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Goodbye Commonwealth Journal...


So my last day of work was today's paper!!! I am so excited! My family and I are taking a little holiday to celebrate...at least, that's how I see it! We are getting out of the this little town for a weekend getaway and can't wait! It's kind of unfortunate timing because there is a BIG production going on this week for our church! They had auditions tonight, and will be practicing all day Saturday and probably some Sunday for the evening play. If anyone wants to come to the play it's called Last Chance. It's at Victory Christian Fellowship, Somerset, KY. It starts on Sunday evening at 6 and Monday-Wednesday at 7:00pm. Oh, did I mention it's free? It's going to be really great! Although, I won't be participating in the acting part, I will be behind the scenes...in the nursery! Come one, come all!!! And GOODBYE COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL!!! This was my longest job...9 years! I never thought I would give these routes up, because they were really great routes, but it was in the best interest of my family that I quit! I pray that God expands us and protects our finances...that's the scariest part...but I'm trusting in His Soverignty and Him leading me/us in this direction, so here I am letting go!!!!!

Mar 24, 2009

Yahoo!!!

Yahoo!!! I made top 3 at the Pink Elephant...granted it's not as good as 1 or 2, but I'll take it! The person who made #1 was really great, so I don't mind third...so go check out who was the big winner at TPE. Come join us won't you?

Mar 22, 2009

2 birds with 1 stone...


Ok, I did it again...combined the Pink Elephant challenge with the Cupcake Challenge...

The Pink Elephant's challenge was to use buttons...and the Cupcake Challenge was to use brown + 1 (which was pink, green or blue).
I couldn't help throw in the Kiwi Kiss button! I embossed all the stamp stuff in clear, except for the two flowers by the "thanks" which I did in white on pink pirouette paper. I'm crazy for heat embossing!

I think this card can be used horizonally or vertically...what do you think?

Colors: Chocolate chip, pink pirouette and kiwi kiss
Stamp: Eastern blooms
Tools: Big Shot, Texture plate, heat gun, crop-a-dile and Olivia die cut
Accessories: Buttons, ribbon and eyelet

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Mar 20, 2009

The Pink Elephant Blog Hop!!!

Ok, I just hopped and hopped till my fingers tired! It was a blast though! I entered into a whole bunch of places for chances to win wonderful, yummy blog candy! I got to see gorgeous cards and projects...and in just half an hour there are going to be games! Yippee! So if you all wanna have fun, join the blog hop at the Pink Elephant. I'm really sad though, because my festivities will probably end when I get the call for the paper and tomorrow I'm gonna go out of town to visit some friends...but you all have fun, fun, fun!!!

Mar 18, 2009

Stumped again...

So I've been sitting in my laundry/ craft room and trying to think, think, think what I could possibly do for the Pink Elephant and Cupcake Challenge. I have been in this room since I've been awake and have gotten NOWHERE!!!! I am also thinking of some scrap pages that I need to do for I am going to demonstrate them at the next Foster/Adoption Parent Association meeting. Yeah, right! I actually might do better with the scrapping then the cards at the moment, but I don't even want to touch it! What in the world is wrong with me? I even got my Stampin' Starter kit...you would think I'd want to break that bad boy in, but nooo....

My last day of work was supposed to be Sunday, but....the guy I trained for one of my routes backed out. So for the next week and a half I told them I would do it. It doesn't take quite as long, but I was looking forward to getting a real sleep schedule! Let alone, no more work...then, I thought,"what was I thinking saying I'd do it?" because there's going to be all kinds of tournaments for the next few weeks. What does that mean? It means the paper is going to run crazy late! Oh well, pray for me, that I would get my creative mojo back...Thanks blog world!

Mar 17, 2009

What a mess...



Uh, yeah...this was the yarn I was going to use for Mary's scarf when lo and behold...my two lovely rolls of green and pink yarn were sitting innocently on the arm of the couch! And what do I find? This mess! It was actually on the floor when I found it...BBBBAAADDDD Jakey! Thank God it wasn't a scarf yet! I had been having trouble with Mary's scarf...I had a good half of the scarf with pink, only to find out the green is thicker, so I had to start all over! I have a green one made for her instead. So much for my vision...and hello to me spending a lot of time untangling this mess! He has a whole basket of toys, but nooo he has to mess with yarn...what's up with my dogs...I believe they think they are cats!

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Mar 12, 2009

Pink Elephant Challenge #5





Look familiar??? No, I didn't make these specifically for the Pink Elephant Challenge...but I am tired and hope it's okay to cheat a little and use something I had made awhile back. These are 3x3's.

Colors: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip

Stamp: Kind thoughts

Tools: Scallop punch, cuttlebug folder, heating tool

Mar 10, 2009

So Sorry I have been slacking!

I can't believe it's been 5 days since I last posted! My camera is not as easy as it used to be...I used to be able to just slide in the SD card, but now it's not working like that, so I have to put the camera on the charger to transfer my pics - which makes my battery run down quicker. I hope I will be more consistent soon! Tonight we had stamp club and had 3 great projects!
The card with the "lime" on it is a sucker holder! Very Cute! Then the one standing up is a "Thank you" card. The picture next to it is a 6x6 scrapbook page! I ordered this stamp set with my starter kit and I am so glad it's coming....tomorrow!!!! Yippeee!

Mar 4, 2009

Cat-like Reflexes...

So, Mark and I were sitting on the couch watching the UK vs. Georgia game (boo-hoo)...My dogs were at Marks feet playing with each other when our heater tower was knocked over by Jakey. It spooked Mollie so bad that she leapt 5 feet straight into the air and onto Marks lap!!!! It was so hilarious seeing a 75lb. dog just take a flying leap! And the look of surprise on both Mark and her face, priceless! Mollie looked like "how did I get up here?"; Mark looking like, "what in the world are you doing up here?" Mollie Joe may be 7 years old (49 in human years), but she can move as limber as any cat! I am cracking up just remembering the sight! I wish you could have seen it!

Mar 2, 2009

I like to call it...


Pocketfull of Sunshine...I am entering this card for the Pink Elephant and the Cupcake Challenge...

I did a little addition to the card...can you tell what it is? "Which of these cards are different from the others?"-Tune from Sesame Street








The Pink Elephant Challenge this week is a recipe: Use Ribbon and die/diez cut.

Then at the Cupcake Challenge Jilly posted a gorgeous picture of flowers (found below-my fave fyi) for an inspiration.

Hope you all enjoy it! It was fun making...



Tools: Big Shot, Daisy flower sizzix die (that THE Lori Boyd gave me) and the Scallop Envelope Big Shot die, SU! Texture folders (the first set in the new catalog), I used the big dots (envelope) and one that has flowers all over it (base white)



Colors: I think the yellow is SU!'s Summer Sun...I am not positive because I pulled all these pieces out of my scrap box! I just love doing that! In fact, I think that would be a good challenge, just make something out of your scrap box...anyway...


I love this picture!







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Mar 1, 2009

Guess what???

I am going to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator...nevermind the fact that I have signed up two other previous times. This time, since I will not be working (except cleaning the church), I thought I would give it a go. I am nervous, but since "THE Lori Boyd" is my upline she will be helpful! If I don't succeed on this venture, there's really nothing lost since I get all that great stuff (in the startup kit) for my hobby! Any tips out there for me all you other Stampin' Up Demos? I am super excited and hope that good things will come out of this!

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