Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday Favs... on a Saturday! :)


Thought I would share some friday favorites .. on saturday.. hmmm does that make them Saturday Favorites! :) hee hee!!

This week my favorites are all about PUMPKIN!!! how could they not be on Halloween!! I have 10 photos to share! THANKS if you make it through them all!! :)

#1 Pumpkins on our porch! :)

#2 Pumpkin Pancakes :) Breakfast EVERY Halloween morning!! or in this years case.. BRUNCH after soccer!! :)

#3 Pumpkin Seeds!

#4 NEW recipes for pumpkin shared by Mara!... Candy Corn Bark.. YUMMY! so good!

#5 Chocolate Pumpkin Brownie... I added caramel to the top.. and let my pumpkin spice kiss melt a bit.. then swirled them together.. ALSO added nuts! (you know we are NUTTY! HA!)

#6 BOO Goodies for friends in a pumpkin bucket! :).. Some of the goodies the kiddos and I made Ideas found HERE!

#7 Treats for Penpals... used my cricut to make the boxes.. the kiddos decorated the top with foam pumpkins and each made Halloween cards! :) (I HOPE they arrived today!)

#8 Halloween Treats for teacher! (it was STRANGE not sending anything with Justin.. he said maybe the end of the year he will take in something! :) )

#9 Halloween Treat Bag I made up for Papa and Dede! I used Laurens Around Town Template

#10 and LAST but not LEAST!! Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.. OH I LOVE this movie.. got to watch it last night.. FINALLY! :)

THANKS for stopping by! I hope you have a HAPPY (and SAFE!) HALLOWEEN!! I will be BACK with photos!!! :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkins Before and After! :)

Happy SOGGY Thur.. (if your anywhere near me! LOL!!!) I wanted to share a quick couple photos of our pumpkins.. I will just share 2.. not the 50 I took while CARVING! HA! I HOPE to scrap them next week!!

Been sooo BUSY here this week.. school is out early for the kiddos.. so I gotta get everything done in 2 hours! YIKES! :)

ANYWAY!! I wanted to say really quick that THIS pumpkin I made was done just using scallop circles! you can use as many or as little as you want.. I colored white ribbon with my copic for the stem.. cut leaves from circle punches, stamping swirls inked.. added a button and PRESTO a cute little pumpkin!! :) I hope to make more.. HOPE being the main word! LOL!!

Ok I am gonna leave you with these photos.. and a big I PROMISE to hit my bloggy friends blogs over the next couple days.. I am BEHIND.. and I have LOTS to do today.. but will get in I PROMISE!!!

Pumpkins BEFORE....

and AFTER!! 5 hours AFTER! ha! Mine doesnt ever take that long.. just 20 minutes for me.. Hey someone has to take the 50 photos.. Steve always helps the kiddos then does his and NO ONE can peek while he works on his.. it is a BIG surprise.. the kids LOVE he does that! :)

OK time to get Amanda ready for school.. and get my stuff done before Justin arrives home at 11am! Have a GREAT day.. THANKS for stopping by!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Its the most WONDERFUL time.. of the.... MONTH!!!! :) Yep the 25th means PTI BLOG HOP night! I cant wait to get HOPPING!!!

This month our challenge for the hop was Holiday!! The Holiday Hop! :) Anything we wanted!! I had BIG visions.. and not enough time! HA! So I got 2 done.. and will work up the others later! :)

First Share- Snowman Giftbag!

This little snowman uses Laurens Fold N Go tempalate, PTI Paper, PTI stamps, Stickles, and bling!

I stamped my flourish then outlined it with stickles and added some bling! :) For the tag.. I stamped the snowflakes in spring rain.. then restamped it with Dazzle Frost versa mark ink.. added some bling.. so gonna do that AGAIN! :)

Second is a holiday notebook and pen..

I used it full size... I figured I would need that room for the holidays! :) Used Heathers New PP.. LOVE this.. so cozy holiday feeling! and I had to make myself a matching pen! :) I should be so ORGANIZED this holiday season.. if my hubby reads this he will fall on the floor LOL'ing!!

THANKS for stopping by.. HAPPY HOP!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Thursday and A Few Shares!

SOOOO this week I had BIG plans to clean! :) Guess what.. all I wanted to do was be CREATIVE.. and TODAY my PTI order arrives.. like I am gonna wanna do anything besides play with that! :) So here is my plan.. POWER CLEAN this morning.. and then be free when it arrives.. the good?? thing about UPS is it doesnt come til after 4 for us.. so I wont even be tempted!! :)

So I have been playing along with some FUN daily challenges at Color Me Daisy Used PTI CS for everything.. the frame PP is from my BG 6 X 6 Eerie Pad Oh how I LOVE those little cuties!

Ok sorry you know I like to talk!! :) Here is what I created.. first up this lil pumpkin! I have seen this done as Xmas ornaments.. but never a pumpkin! so FUN.. so want to make more!! :) (I am ADDICTED to stamping the leaves with a flourish stamp in the PTI labels stamp set!! :) ) You will see this post how addicted! :)

This was a challenge to create a card with fringe.. my flower and CS edging are fringed up! :)

Those dots I had to use my pencil eraser.. my PTI dot stamp is MIA in my messy craft space.. somewhere on that desk! :) but the eraser worked fine too! :)

Finally this challenge was to create a altered frame.. I had bought some Chipboard frames by scenic route and planned to use them as templates! So I traced the larger one on chipboard.. and this is what I got! :)

THANKS for stopping by!!! HOPING to get friday favs. up tomorrow!! For SURE I will be back sunday playing along with the PTI blog hop! YIIPPPEEEE gotta work on my goodies! Fun theme.. Holiday.. anything.. cards, gifts , wraps... gonna be a GREAT hop! (they all are!! LOL!)
Have a GREAT Day!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Treat boxes, a LO, and some Food!!

Happy Tuesday!! I have a few things to share with ya today!! First off before I FORGET!! THANKS for all the sweet comments to my Amanda in the posts earlier last week.. you totally made her day! (and mine!) so THANKS!!!

Ok on with the shares... You all KNOW I am ADDICTED to PTI and the FABULOUS templates that Lauren designs... sigh.... so FUN! anyway.. here are 2 I whipped up on sunday.. Now I LOVE the bow on the bag style one.. guess what.. I didnt FILL it.. so now I have to undo my perfect bow.. think it will EVER go back that way! LOL! Probably not! BUT I have the photo to remember!! Both of these are the MINI version of the template.. that circle on the bag style is about 2 inches.. so you can get a sense of its size!

Next up I have a LO!! SHOCKING I know!! 3 in a month! LOL! this one is for my Amandas book.. she has THREE now.. I hope it hit TEN before she is 10! LOL! This was for 2 challenges at 2 different sites.. I LOVE being able to combine them! Need to do this more! HA!

and FINALLY!!! I made THESE up for bunco last friday.. (we didnt play but still had FUN!!) they were YUMMY!!! I added nuts to the top of mine.. we are NUTTY here so I add them to everything! :)

Those little guys were soooo GOOD! I am gonna try THESE this weekend! YUM!

That is all I have today!! I need to get some stuff done around here.. visit blogs! Then meeting a friend for late lunch, and a playdate when the kiddos get out of school.. EXPECTING my NEW PTI this week! YEAH!!! cant wait to play!!

have a GREAT day~! THANKS for stopping by!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch!!

Today we went to get our pumpkins!! Went to Biringer Farms! We got lucky the rain held off! :) I got LOTS of photos! I will share just a few! HOPING to get them printed and even SCRAPPED this week?!! or before the kids turn 20! HA!!!

HEE HEE! Look at Justins knees ... up to his chin! What a GOOD sport he is! :)

Off to the patch.. Look at those SMILES!!! :) (this was dads workout for the week!)

In the patch! :)

Our Pumpkins! (there is a story behind this photo.. BUT you gotta wait for the LO! ha ha!! Arent I mean!! :) )

That is all I have for ya today!! Dinner is in the crockpot! YUM!.. Boys are watching football.. Amanda is creating something for her AG dolls with boxes.. Me I am headed to my crafty room for a couple hours! (SHHH dont tell anyone where to find me! HA HA!!)

THANKS for stopping by!!! Have a GREAT day!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Created By Amanda!

Good Morning!! Happy Wednesday!! So EXCITED.. tonite is PTI's Oct. Release night! I soooo want to hit the I want it ALL button.. EEK! Everything is FABULOUS! (as always.. darn them! LOL!!)
Nicole and her DT has had WONDERFUL peeks all week! They just make me want to IGNORE all my duties and CREATE!! I have bunko here friday.. so I have been CLEANING.. no CREATING!

I did have a little share.. this was created by my sweet Amanda.. a little help from me.. but she made up the cute little clay puppy all herself.. (she LOVES to work with clay.. I need her to make MOM some embellies! HA HA!)

This was what she sent her buddy/penpal Kayla for her birthday!
Amanda was so PROUD of it!!! and we heard Kayla liked it too! :)

Ok here come the photos! :) Card and Doggy!

Close up of the doggy! :)

and this little notebook we made her! (Ohhhh did you SEE PTI has a notebook set.. so gonna be MINE! HA HA!! )

Thanks Mara for the photos! :) I FORGOT to take them.. wanted it in the mail in time for her to get it before going to Disney! So Mara SAVED me! :)

I OWE EVERYONE blog visits.. I am gonna pop in today.. Been soooo BUSY BUSY getting ready for BUNKO! (AKA MOMS NIGHT OUT! ) that is here friday I havent been online much!!! (Imagine that.. getting more work done when not sitting in this chair! HA HA!)

I am off for a walk.. then gonna visit.. then back to my cleaning!!
THANKS for stopping by ~ have a GREAT day!!

Thursday, October 08, 2009


I know 2 layouts now in 2 weeks or 2.5 weeks! WAHOOO I am on a roll... and this one has more then ONE photo.. hee hee! I LOVE my 2 siders.. but I have decided I cant STRETCH them all to 2 sides.. I will NEVER get from now on I am scrappin 1 and 2 pagers! This is from the fall festival last year.. I took TONS of photos so there will be some 2 pages to go with it! So EXCITED we go sunday for this years! YEAH more photos to add to the pile! HA HA!!!

I FEEL like it needs SOMETHING in the corner... up by Justin! BUT not sure.. so for now.. it is going in the books.. maybe me looking at it on my blog will give me some idea.. I tried a couple things but not what I had in mind!

Ok on with the LO!!! :)
Painting Pumpkins-

For the LO I stamped the background paper! Made the little embelly!! Using all goodies from PTI.. colored my pearls with my copics, added a little felt heart from my stash (FP) and some stitching..ohhh LOTS of distressing too! Not sure you can see it!! Sticker title! and DONE!! I want to scrap MORE!!! :) So I HOPE to do just that!

THANKS for stopping by... will HOPEFULLY be back tomorrow with Friday Favs! :) I have some ideas for photos! :)
Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Cricut and Digi Stamp LOVE! :)

Happy Wednesday!!! Hope your having a GREAT week!! :)

Thanks for making it through my 4 in one day posting below with my card challenges! (I wont be asking you to do that for along time!! hee hee!)

So are you TIRED of my love of digi stamp talk yet.. sigh.. what can I say I just LOVE them! and this is why!! I used my Wild Card Cricut Cartridge (UM NO I didnt pay that much for it!!) I then printed out the same digi images (from PCS digis!).. only in 2 sizes.. colored with my SPICAS! LOVE those! (and my copic for skin color!)added some stickles, ribbon and a button.. and DONE! ! 2 cards , 2 sizes.. same idea! :)

My card for the larger one is 4 inches.. the smaller one is 3 inches! Arent they FUN!!! I sent the small one with Amanda today for a lunch box note!

Supplies- Cricut (Wild Card Cricut Cartridge), Digi Stamps (bitty betty butterfly) from PCS, Spica Pens, Stickles, CS, Ribbon and Button from PTI

THANKS for stopping by.. I am off to some creative time.. before heading BACK to the school for raven racers!!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Monday, October 05, 2009

PTI Challenge #1- Japan

Today I have FOUR!!! post to share!! PTI had a World Card Making Day Challenge.. I am getting in by the skin of my teeth! HA HA! it ends at 6am tomorrow my time! PHEW!!
Nicole challenged us to be inspired by places around the world!!!

Here is my take on Challenge #1- Japan

I love the simple elegance of their bold colors together.. here I found online the Japanese symbol for love, printed it.. used my circle stamp around it.. a new embossing folder.. and some PTI ribbon..and that is it!!

Thank you for stopping by.. and THANKS if you have time for peeking at all 4 cards.. a couple didnt turn out how they did in my head.. BUT that is ok! I got the challenge done which was my goal!!
Have a GREAT day!

PTI Challenge #2- Mexico

Here is my take on PTI Challenge #2-Mexico

I was inspired by the BOLD colors on black backgrounds for this card!
This one I used my cricut to cut the flowers, and word Hello! all CS (except the blue), Ribbon, Buttons, and Stamp from PTI!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!

PTI Challenge #3- India

Here is my take on PTI Challenge #3-India

Used my cricut Wild Card for this one.. I was inspired by the jewelry boxes in the photo Nicole shared (at least I think that is what they are! LOL!!)

CS, Ribbon, Stamps from PTI... Stickles, Pens- Copics and Spica .. Wild Card Cricut cartridge!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

PTI Challenge #4 Australia

Here is my take on the #4 Challenge Austrailia
I picked to use #1. Dotted Outlines... around my flower and the square sitting on!

The flower is cut from my cricut, PP, CS, Ribbon, Stamp from PTI, Punch- Fiskars, Pens-Spica!

THANKS for stopping by!!! and taking a peek at all my challenge cards!!
Have a GREAT night!