Saturday, May 29, 2010


GOOD MORNING....and HAPPY Memorial Weekend to all of my American friends.

Hope you have some fun plans for this long weekend here in America! :-) I have plans to rest up, due to last weeks illnesses....ah yes, REST and laundry (NO laundry fairy came and finished it while I was sick! BOOO!)

First off I have some exciting news....I am the June Guest Designer for CCS stamps!!!(See my little badge to the left of your screen!) can you say whoot whoot! Laura has some great sets over there, I especially love that she has several that are great for Dad's!!! Our blog hop begins on Tuesday, June 1st, come over and meet the new design team, so and get in on the prize giveaways!!! :-)

Now to show you the rest of the goodies I created for our friends daughter. This is a printers tray by 7 Gypsies, I thought these were very neat, should look really great in a dorm room :-) It matches the themes of the rest of Katy's stuff, as she is a western girl! ;-) Then the bag, I just used a Hollister bag (I save them all! HA) and added the paper and the letters for her name....still had that rustic feel.

Enjoy your weekend.....


Friday, May 28, 2010


Good Morning everyone!
Have ya missed me? I have missed me too. I have been very very sick! YUCKY! Been in bed for about 4-5 days, I did/do NOT have time for this right now. Its Graduation season and I am trying to finish up several projects! eek!

Well, speaking of that, on to a sweet little project I have completed for a friends daughter who is Graduating from High School. She is a REAL cowgirl! She was accepted into the Equestrian program at Baylor University and really really excited about that. She has been riding horses and the likes since we have known this family (she was like 8 when we meet them!). I wanted her card and gift to be something that reflected her. I have been "building" it in my mind for a while!

The necklace I created using a DOMINO....I so love this, and this particular one is the #10 (for 2010) get it? ***giggle*** I covered the front with a neat Happy Trails Paper, then used a "cowgirl" I found at a small scrap store in Salado. I added the little pink bling and colored just a tad with my copics! :-) Then covered the whole thing with Diamond Glaze to be sure everything stayed put!

 As for her card, I found a great "grad cap" template online and printed and cut that out in Purple (That is her school colors Purple and White) Yet again I used some pieces from the paper I found at the scrap store and created the card...I LOVE it! Cowgirls do it better!!! ***giggle giggle*** For the inside, I created a small tag and stamped the "congrats grad" and "we are proud of you" from my Studio G stamps (love em!).

Then for the box, I covered that in the same Happy trails paper I used for the necklace and inked up the sides of the box, added some cotton batting and WA LA!! There you have it! :-)

I think she will love it, let me know what you think!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sketch Challenge CVSC8 - Saturday Evening

Can you believe it! ***SECOND POST TODAY***

I just had to post this little card I made for my sweetheart! <3

He works so hard all week long, and has been working out of town for the last two months, he usually gets home on Thursday evening, then goes on Friday & Saturday to a Ranch here in the area he works on, and works there all day both of those days, Church on Sunday morning, then heads back out of town on Sunday evening....BUT, this week he took off on Friday morning with a friend...headed to South Texas to his Uncle's Ranch  to shoot some "Aoudad" (It's that funny looking sheep thing!hehe)

So he is coming home tomorrow, so I baked him up some yummy Chocolate Chip cookies and this little card. I created this card using the Creative Clear Stamps Sunday Sketch Challenge...I was almost to late! YIKES! But here it is. Come play along tomorrow for another fun challenge, Laura has some great sketch challenges!

Have a great Saturday Night! :-)


Happy WEEKEND! and Graduation Thank YOU!!!!

Good morning everyone!

Hope you have some great plans for the weekend! Me, I just want to get well! My allergies are KILLIN! me...for-reals! I have been down for two days, but I really have no time for this! I have two nephews who are Graduating, and really, I have to finish their scrapbooks for their Graduation Parties, get their Thank you Cards completed and the candy tree with $$$ I am making for them done! UGH!

No time to lay around! Plus I have two girls who are friends kids who I have to get stuff whipped up for! Today I am showing you my two nephews Thank You cards. Funny thing is they were born the same day, same year, they are best friends and one is my brothers son, the other is their adopted son (Guardianship really...but same thing to us) I is very similar to the movie that came out called " The Blind Side" and we love him!
I did the last name initial for the center piece, I ran the white card stock from Papertrey through my Big Shot with a cuttlebug die that says Thank You so much, then ran the silver 2" circle through using a sixxix embossing folder, then from there I cut their initials on my cricut with the Storybook cartridge set at 1 3/4 and popped everything up!

They are both very happy with them, and I think they turned out great myself! hehe!

Enjoy your weekend and happy crafting!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mornin' - Howdy Ya'll!

Good Morning!

Its a bright sunny day here in Texas this morning. We do have possibility of storms this afternoon....which does NOT make me happy! But we do need the rain, when the temps start entereing 95 in May, we NEED rain!

I am sharing a little tag I created with a stamp from Texan Design's. I just love this little guy, wearin' his Daddy's boots...(ah, the days when mine was little!) I created this on Saturday morning at a fun and FREE little make n take they held at the coolest ever Scrapbooking center. Lone Star Retreat center. This is such a cool place and a fantastic place to hold a weekend retreat or all day crop. You really gotta check this out!

May you all have a fantabulous (my word...hehe) day!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Picnic Baskets...& ITS FRIDAY!

Howdy Ya'll! (true Texas style ***giggle***)

It's FRIDAY! YEA! This has been a reallllyyyy loooonnnngggg week! Glad for the weekend to be here and spend some time with my hubby!

He should have been home last night, but he is not coming home till today, so I will be glad to see him.

He had a really tough day on Wednesday doing the remodel he has been working on...1st he stuck a drill bit through his pinkie finger....then he was TOO lazy to go turn off the breaker to the bathroom and was wiring lights, touched the ground with the other and shocked the "BA geezers" out of himself! Then of that was not enough he stuck the utility knife into his thumb about an hour after that when he was working on something else!

Heck, I told him to please just come home in a few pieces anyways!!! I am working on a little "goodies" to give him when he gets home today! I think I will fill it up with a first aid kit! No not really, some chocolate chip cookies for him :-)

I will show you that tomorrow. But for now, these are the little picnic baskets (I have the template from My Time Made Easy, by Lauren Meader) I made for my Mother-in-law and Momma M to match their cards for Mothers Day. They really loved them, I filled them both with some candles and some bath stuff so they could take a break! :-)

Enjoy your family and whatever fun plans you have this weekend!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The CCS Sketch Challange...and Happy Tuesday!

Good morning all you fine folks!
Hope everyone enjoyed Mother's Day...I have a few things this week which I created for my Mom's, however today I am going to show you my take on this weeks CCS sketch challenge.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this weeks sketch! I will use it lots more, that is for sure!

I used PTI white cardstock (I love this stuff! They make rockin paper!) for my base. The designer  papers are from SEI, and the brown is Stampin UP! The sentiment is also SU.

Hope you enjoy the card...and would love to have you come on over a try this one....Its a great sketch I tell ya! :-)

Have a super Tuesday!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy MOTHER's Day!

Good Morning all you Gals, Moms, Daughters and great Women!
I hope you all have a terrific day! Today I am showing you the cards I made for my MIL and My Moma M! (My Dad's wife) Just a side note here, I really miss my TRUE Mom, My Grandmother on this day every year. I so miss her, and wish she were here. But I was blessed to have her for 83 SUPER GREAT years, and I praise the Lord above for that! She made me what I am today!
Now onto the cards, my MIL's favorite colors is green, so I am sure you can guess which one is hers....

These are large cards, 51/2X4, as I wanted them to be longer because I am placing a poem in them. I will share the poem at the end of this post (I saw this a few days ago at Lauren's blog and loved it!), for all the Mom out there!

Hope you enjoy them, please leave me some love here to let me know what you think.

Happy Sunday...Gotta go get ready for church, they are doing pictures for Mom's today of their families! :-)

 The Poem is below!

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.                                
Before I was a Mom -
I had never been puked on. 
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.                 
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.                                
 Before I was a Mom,
 I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to put her down.
 I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn’t stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.                                
Before I was a Mom -
I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn’t know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Senior Prom dinner! Happy FRIDAY!

Good Friday morning gals!
Hope you all have some great plans for the weekend! and that each one of you have a fantastic Mother's Day! Dear Hubby is going to cook Brisket for his Mom and I, I soooo love his brisket...and his Mom!! She is one of my very best friends, I know I know...I am one lucky girl! **Wink** She is a true doll though and I really treasure her!

Now onto my little project. My brother and SIL are having their sons Senior prom dinner at their house. My SIL has themed it "Dinner under the stars" She is decorating it very formal--Black White Silver. It is going to be gorgeous. She has tons and tons of white lights that will be hanging all around, 3 full round tables, and all of this in their backyard next to the swimming pool! There will 9 couples (18 TEENS! **ROLLING MY EYES**) and she and my brother will be serving them! She asked me to create the place cards for this event. I wanted to be sure they would be elegant for such a special occasion! I can NOT believe my nephew is graduating! UGH!

Any was...I pulled out my Big Shot, used my diagonal folder on the black card stock from PTI, I then  cut the white piece down (PTI as well), all the names are cut out using my Cricut with the Jasmine cartridge. You really can not tell in the pictures but the Girls names are in Glitter black paper, the Guys are velvet! Then I added the pearls on the girls and the black bling on the guys! These will really shine!!!

Welp, that's it for now...Have a super blessed weekend and love those around you! ;-)


Thursday, May 6, 2010


For all of you up this late...and those who are checking early....
They are giving away a Cricut EXPRESSION! Yes that's right! Over at the Everyday Cricut blog! Go here, enter now...follow them there are also some other great prizes as well!


Monday, May 3, 2010

CVSC6 - Sketch Challenge

Hello GALS! :-)

Happy Monday Evening!

Here is a little card I did based on a sketch they have over at the CCS website!
Its alot of fun to get the inspiration from a sketch when so much is going on around you and you can't even think! HA!
That's what happens around here with my two sons (23 & 17) ***ROLLING MY EYES***! Not to mention my dear sweet husband! But he is out of town right now, so he calls several times during the's a wonder I get anything created some days! :-)

Anyway, this card is from this weeks Sunday Sketch, its going to a friend for Mother's Day with some other goodies! 

Hope you enjoyed it...let me know what you think.
Have a great night...TOODLES for now!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Birthday and CCS Sketch

Hey Chicka's!

Hope your weekend has been a relaxing and fun filled time. Mine has been go here go there...I want to go to the "stay all night SPA" for a week! ahhhh, dreams.....

Anyway, onto my little project. I created this project for my sisters birthday. I used the CCS sketch challenge at the Creative Clear Stamps blog! If you missed the 1st year birthday party last week, you missed a great time!!! Laura had EVERYTHING! Even a Let's make a deal game on Friday! Some fun times!!!
On to the creation, first is the little magnet that will go on her refrigerator! Its so adorable, and it fits so nicley right in the front of the "basket" attached to the front of the card. The first picture shows it without the magnet, the next one shows it with the magnet added! I think my sister will love this card! :-) It adds a very neat and final touch. Let me know what you think...

Have a great Sunday and spend some time for YOU! :-)