23 December 2011

i'm dreaming of a 'green' christmas

hiya chickies! yep ~ i've been dreaming of a 'green' christmas! looks like my wish is coming true. with only 2 more days left til christmas ~ and no white fluffy stuff in the forecast ~ i should be able to see those flowers still blooming outside when santa arrives!
last sunday... dh and i spent the day with our 2 daughters, 2 gks and 2 son-in-laws celebrating our christmas together. we had a great day ~ lots of pressies ~ lots of chitter chattering ~ and a wonderful christmas supper. everyone had a great time! 
here's a few pics of our family.
this is our youngest dd ~ melody jr. and myself
yep...that's our dd wearing it ~ she absolutely loves it!
 these are our three girlz ~ JUZ BEING SILLY!
our youngest ~ mel jr. ~ our granddaughter 'hayley' and
our oldest dd ~ juanita! that's their own signature faces!

i'll share some more pics after christmas!

anyhoo...onto to my scrappy happy goodies! 
for this week's challenge over at try it on tuesday the theme is ANYTHING GOES! i've been wanting to create a inchie mini book for quite some time...so here's the 1st 4 'inchies' of my book.
'beautiful ~ bright ~ delicate ~ mystical'
i've created this card using this week's sketch over at
 sweet sketch wednesday
'cherish the moment'

love and hugz,

15 December 2011

happy holiday scrappin ~ pressie from zoe

wow ~ can you believe it's only 9 more days til christmas! i'm pretty well done all the 'christmassy' shopping...just a couple more cards and i'm done! i'm so looking forward to getting together with family and friends over the holidays and juz chillaxin! (and eating all that scrumptious food ~ diet can come later!)

this week over the try it on tuesday ~ the theme is 'tagtastic' ~ gift tags galore! i used the new stamp the received from the craft barn ~ from winning a challenge at try it on tuesday ~ isn't it adorable! i stamped ~ colored ~ layered and handstiched the stocking. thanks again for the scrumptious goodie.
i made a christmas card for dh's sister using sketch 132 over at sweet sketch wednesday. and again...the dt has some great inspiration ~ do check it out!
...and oh ~ this week i received a brown envie in the mail ~ all the way from the UK. i was so surprised..and didn't have a clue who it was from...as there was no return addy. ok...i opened it up and these were the goodies i received from 'zoe'...whoa... such scrumptious goodies! i've always admired her talent and creativy...and now ~ i've got a few goodies in hand! i'm honored! the altered canvas is absolutely gorgeous IRL...and those butterfly embellies are 3D and so yummy! i love butterflies. also, zoe made the necklance...ok.....like...WOWZA..that is just toally rawkin kewl! the colors are just beautiful. and it's funny...i have been searching for a necklace to go with my new blouse that i'm wearing at christmas...and this matches just perfect. THANK YOU SO MUCH ZOE! you're a sweetheart and i will cherish your gifts foreva! big hugz!
isn't that penquin card adorable!
 'thank you ~ thank you ~ thank you'
thanks everyone for popping by
hope you all have a fabulous scrappin happy week!
and hugz

08 December 2011

'christmas spirit' ~ ssw 131

ah...the countdown is on! christmas ~ only 17 days away! 
and i've definitely been into the 'christmas spirit'!
 this past week ~ i've put up our tree ~ decorated ~ shopped ~ baked ~ wrapped pressies...wrapped, baked... shopped...and decorated! i made some homemade 'peanut butter cups', 'sweet fudge' and my fave ~ 'butter tarts'.  yummy! ok...now all i have to do is make sure those goodies stay hidden in the freezer so they don't disappear all too soon! i see dh sneak peeking one too many times! 
i also created another card using a sketch created by arlana
over at sweet sketch wednesday 
whohoo ~ another christmas card ~ done! (sorry for the card pics ~ it's really frosty out this morning ~ and i'm still in my pj's trying to snap pics...it was a quick one! bbrrr!)

'merry christmas' card and wrapped pressie
can ya tell i like 'lacey' things!
 this is how i wrapping my christmas pressies this year ~ just a lil bit of tissue paper or brown postal paper  ~ a paper doily ~ some rafia as the ribbon ~ twirled the ends ~ then added a pinecone or bell decoration! i love how it looks! so easy peasy and it really does look beautiful IRL!

here's our christmas tree all lite up
here's a few of the ornaments
i went with a country theme this year
i made all the bows from a roll of ribbon
~ gotta love the lantern ~
merry christmas ornament ~ pinecone ~ and plaid bauble

thanks for popping by and leaving some lovin!
hope this week brings you lots of 'christmas spirit', too
and hugz

01 December 2011

....ah ~ a great week with some creating, too!

happy scrappy thursday everyone! 
well...after a busy week and a half here...i was able to get out my scrappy goodies yesterday and do a lil creating! i've had company from out of town (dh's aunt and uncle from across canada) ~ and been busy working on the rv ~ so my goodies have been tucked away and just beggin to come out and play! funny how a week or so can go by ~ when life gets in the way ....how much we miss our creative time ~ i sure did! i missed seeing everyone's creations and participating in the 
challenges ~ but...i'm here now!

for try it on tuesday's challenge this week...it's all about altering a can. i love altering ~ so it was a perfect challenge for me! dh and i had some canned corn with our sup...so instead sending it to recycling ~ i created my altered can for a few of my copics! why waste a good thing eh! 
 i think it turned out pretty kewl!

...and of course ~ i created another card using a great sketch #130 ~ created by arlana over at sweet sketch wedesday. thanks again chickie! i colored and handcut another sarah kay image ~ isn't she a doll!
oh...and speaking of altering ~ i altered a set of clothes pins! kewl eh! i'm gonna use these to hang my christmas cards this year ...instead of just hanging them on a piece of boring string. ah...this should spice it up a bit!  it's a great project and takes no time at all to create. 
hope you find some inspiration.
side view
thanks so much for popping by and leaving some loving! it is so apprecitated!
hope everyone has a fabulous week!
and hugz

17 November 2011

~ a snowy crafty day ~ TIOT ~ SSW #128

happy scrappy snowy day chickies! YEP...it's been snowing that white stuff here...on and off all day! it's so pretty! i quess it's time for me to except winter is finally here,
 dig out my winter clothes and snuggle up! 
so...with that said...i've been staying in ~ got  the fireplace going and got scrappin happy! 
 my 1st creation is for try it on tuesday ~ who's theme this week is 'wish you were here' ~ anything goes! i altered a set of dominos...that was fun! i haven't done that i quite a while and it was sure fun playing with some of my goodies that have been stashed away for quite some time! my card was created using another great sketch from 
sweet sketch wednesday. arlana sure does have some awesome sketches ~ i love the challenge of trying to create a card using them. thanks again to all the dt at both blogs who have such great inspiration! oh..and sorry for the pics  ~ that white stuff outside is not helping with clearness...
which reminds me: i still gotta take a pic of my bench! i decided on white instead of red!
(that way i can use it in the rv ~ if i change my mind)
'wishing you were here'
(altered dominos)
these are my new fridge magnets ~ kewl eh!
the background colors were created with my copic markers
i then stamped the lettering ~ handcut the images and words for placement and put on modpodge for a sealant ~ then added the bling and lace along the edges
'dec 25'
(based on arlana's sketch)
thanks for visiting

hope everyone has a rawkin 'SUNNY' week!
and hugz

11 November 2011

~ TIOT 'peel offs' ~ SSW #127

today ~ remembrance day ~ in memory of our veterans ~ i fully respect and support you!
a moment of silence...on this 11th day ~ of this 11 month ~ on the 11 hour...'LEST WE FORGET'
if you get a chance ~ please take a moment to watch this video ~ done by terry kelly! 
...what a powerful message!

i hope everyone has had an awesome week! i have..and have been busy...busy!it's a really blistery, windy..chilly day here today! whoa! thinkin i'll stay and stay warm.hope you all have sunshine where you are! if so..please send some my way!
my first creation is for Try It on Tuesday ~ who's challenge this week is to create a tag using 'peels offs'.ok...i hunted high and low for those in my stash...to no avail. went shopping...couldn't find any either! so...i took an ol' sticker and created the outline of  the angel. i placed it down...distressed over it ~ then peeled it off...then handcut the inside angel out ~ leaving the masked effect around the angel.  i placed a paper doily behind it to give a 3D effect! ok...i tried! watch...next time i go shopping ~ those peel offs will probably be staring me in the face! 
for my 2nd creation ~ a card using another great sketch created by arlana over at
sweet sketch wednesday. and oh...i used my newsest stamp from sarah kay..isn't it adorable. yep...i can see me using that image lots. hope you don't get bored seeing it.
'thank you'
'details' (ah..another rainy day ~ sure doesn't make
for a clear crispy pic...ack!)

hope you all have a wonderful scrappy week!
and hugs

03 November 2011

~ try it on tuesdays ~ AND ~ ssw #126

hiy chickies! hope everyone had a great week! 
it's been blistery and cold and rainy here all week...ah ~ great excuse for stayin in, stayin warm and doing a lil creating! 
my first creation is for try it on tuesday ~ who's theme this week is shaped cards! that is ~ cards of different shapes and sizes ~ as long as they are not the normal flat square/retangular cards. i think i accomplished that! i've always wanted to make a flower pot card ~ and i did! sure had fun creating it! lots of lil flowers on that one! oh ~ and speaking of challenges ~ i won last week's challenge over at try it on tuesday ~ how kewl is that!i won a gift certificate to 'the craft barn' ~ i can't wait to go shopping there! AND ~ i get a spot as a guest designer! whohoo!

my 2nd card is for the challenge over at
sweet sketch wednesday 
 there is  another great sketch that arlana created. thanks chickie for the inspiration. i made this card for my long time friend ~ it's her b-day tomorrow ~ hope she likes it! well ~ that's it for my scrappy happy goodies this week ~ i'm working on knitting ANOTHER scarf ~ this one is for 'mawahh'! i do hope the weather turns for the good here soon ~ even just for a day or so ~ i'm so wanting to get my bench painted!

~ flower pot card ~
for TIOT's challenge
and this is the card for SSWs #126 challenge
'...because you are my friend'
thanks for popping by and leaving some lovin'
please know it is appreciated!
happy creating!
and hugs