Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Another day...more visitors

Just another morning in Aberdeen...a silly pheasant wandering through the yard.  You think he might take a hint from the weathervane that hunting dogs live here.  Not the safest property to stroll through.  He stayed in the shadows of the trees, so I had to really hike up the resolution and saturation on the camera for you could see him.  So not the greatest picture, but okay for me and three hunting dogs standing and the window taking his picture.

 Next up, "Do you see what I see?" was the question of the morning from the dogs.  This little guy is what they found in the cone flower plant this morning.
He was seriously not impressed when I picked him and set him out on the patio to take his picture.  I quick took his picture and set him back in his plant to go about his morning!
Always something new to discover here!

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Foggy Morning Sunrise

Just a quick post to share with you...
this morning's sunrise with the fog just rolling across the fields.
Truly splendid!
Taken at 7:30 am, just outside on the back porch! 

Create Challenge

This week's challenge over at the Create Blog was to create a card using 3 different border punches.  This is what I came up with using 2 different Martha Stewart Punches and 1 Stampin' Up border punch  and lots of fun embellishments and papers from Crate Paper's
Emma's Shoppe collection! Vintage Photo Distress Ink, a bit of Sunshine Yellow Glimmer Mist and a tad of machine stitching!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Take Time to Smell the Flowers

This little guy doesn't seem to need to be reminded to stop and take a moment to enjoy the beauty around you! 
He is seems to be taking it all in!
I am either extremely lonely or beginning to see the beauty in all of God's creatures.
At first, I was a bit taken back by the toads, frogs and salamanders.  Now I look forward to seeing them, watching them.  We have become accustomed to one and another.  They neither startle me or I them.
A beautiful sunny morning, time to enjoy fall and the flowers that will soon be gone.  He seems to have that all in check..soon, I'm sure he and all of the other the little critters will disappear for the long winter. 
I will miss them!
But then again, who says I'm going outside this!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Little Vintage 1997

Yep, a little vintage 1997...Max's first Halloween.
I used some brand new Jenni Bowlin Holiday 2011 paper called Starry Night that I picked up at Scrappin Ladies in Pierre. Combined it with a bunch of my stash of Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cards, a great batch of vintage embellishments that I got from Jenni's online shop and a bit of Crafty Secrets Halloween!

This is the "B" side of that paper..used a little Glimmer Mist, Tim Holtz alteration Branch Tree and of course, a few more rosettes!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Create Blog Challenge

Playing along again this week with the fun challenge over at the Create Blog from Northridge Publishing.  The challenge was to use a a fox on your card...and I've had this little guy in my stash for a while now.  He is from October Afternoon's Campfire line.  I used a new embossing folder from Sizzix...Snowflake & Flourish Set.  Pretty sure Lynne has these in stock at Scrappin Ladies!  That's where I got mine.  Love it!  I inked it a bit with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, a spritz or two of Perfect Pearls Mist from Ranger, also. Added the fox, some Artisan Elements from Pink Paislee, sticker and chipboard from Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly line, and some hand stitching to complete it!  Super how it turned out!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

October Afternoon Sketch

Sharing a layout challenge that I saw on October Afternoon's Blog(check out their link on the right)...their Thursday Sketch!  Loved it and surprised at how popular grid sketches are becoming this season.
This is Leah's precious little boy...I miss these boys, the cutest blue eyed boys ever.
Always thankful for her sharing her amazing photos with me!
I used Farm Fresh for this one!  Can't wait to get my hands on some of their new lines. A little sewing, a little Glimmer Mist and a super cute boy!
And yes, I do think I am enjoying Tim Holtz's Rosette them.  They are quick, simple and add a ton of dimension!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

a quick layout...seriously!

Yesterday, I had this huge mess on my desk from lots of previous, layouts, mini's and more.  I really didn't feel like cleaning it off and I had just finished talking to my sister in law, Ricky, on the phone.  She was telling me about a great event she went to a couple of weeks back..and one of their challenges was to create with what they had in front of them and only 15 minutes to finish!
Okay, I knew I couldn't do it in 15 but 30 minutes..I could do.
So with only what I had on my desk and 30 minutes..this is what I came up!

 Yep, my cute kiddos 13 years ago!
Give the challenge a might be surprised what you come up with.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just finished a quick challenge from the Create Blog at Northridge Publishing...create a card with toothpick flags.
All created from My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Just Playing

Only had a few minutes to create much laundry and cleaning after our quick trip back to Rapid over the weekend! 
Just a quick paper bag card with Echo Park's Happy Halloween Collection, a Glimmer Screen sprayed with Jack O'Lantern Glimmer Mist and the smaller Tim Holtz Rosette Die. His rosette die makes super cute pumpkins, don't you think???
Love it!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A recycled Halloween Mini

Just a quick little project to share...a mini album made with recycled toilet paper cute and easy!
I used up some of my Halloween stash (remember I'm depleting it so I can buy more)which consisted of Imaginisce papers, stickers and brads, K&CO chipboard, and some We R and Doodlebug stickers, plus just a ton of ribbon!
On the inside of each page is enough room for a small picture and I made a tag for every tube to stash pictures on too!
I used 5 tubes in all, seemed about right with the binding rings.  It was a quick and easy little project and I love the results. 
You could make them for birthdays and just about any holiday.  I bet gift cards would fit in the tubes!
I think I will make a vintage Halloween one next!
This one is for Angie..that's is for H&H's Halloween photos..that she will so lovingly share with me this season! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A perfect Fall day....a beautiful Autumn bouquet of flowers from a neighbor welcoming us!

 And the return of Pumpkin Spice lattes to Starbucks...yep, doesn't get much better than that!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Layouts

Sharing a last of summer layout with My Mind's Eye Lime Twist.  Don't know why the pictures are so fuzzy today..sorry.
Super fun paper with super adorable kids...Kelly's cute kiddo's!

a little bit closer...
And a couple of fun the flowers.  Seriously in love with glubers from Cosmo Cricket, they make flower making so much easier and faster.  You have to get some!

The Winner Is...

theresa spry said...

Life is not the same without you but BOO there's Halloween and it is my absolute FAVORITE Holiday !!!It is sooo nice to have a shared passion!

This year I'm making the 31 days till Halloween to send my grand goodies so we can enjoy the tricks and treats to the max!xo
Happy Hauntings!

Theresa congrats!  Please email your address or and I will get it mailed out right away for you!
Can't to see what you create with the Cosmo goodies!
Thanks everyone for playing and I will have some Jenni Bowlin goodies to share soon!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sam's Adventure

This is Sam's froggie least that's what she thinks.

 This is the two of them having a hopping good time!
 Now, they both seem to be taking a little break from the action...
 Next hop, he flips over and appears to have kicked the bucket...Sam is upset, Maxenzi is upset, I am upset and Steve assures me there are plenty of more frogs on our property and the world.  Sam is whimpering and looking at us like...I am so sorry!  5 minutes go by..we watch him and decide on funeral arrangements...
 Steve starts to pick him up and Froggie jumps back up, flips over and he appears as though he is just a little faker.  Seriously he laid there for 5 minutes, couldn't see a heart beat...nothing.  All in a day's adventure for Sam!
Speaking of spooky things..don't forget to comment on the previous post to win some Cosmo Cricket Matilda goodies!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Halloween Paper Crafting! and a Give Away

Hooray for Angie and I...we have officially decided that today, September 1, kicks off Halloween Paper Crafting Season!  We both adore Halloween paper crafting and decorating.  Truly my favorite Holiday to paper craft!  Love it, adore it and get carried away with it!

I have tons and tons of Halloween supplies...I must use them, so that I can buy more.  I miss the store soooo much (because I miss all of you) but also for all the fun Halloween, cute, great stuff that I must have.
I used last year's adorable Cosmo Cricket Matilda line for today's cards.  They didn't do a Halloween line this year and that is sad, sad, sad!

To celebrate Halloween season...I have a give away.  A package of 6x12 Matilda chipboard and a package of Matilda buttons.  Just leave a comment on the blog about your favorite Halloween/Fall festivities or projects!  I will use to pick a winner on Tuesday and get it mailed out to you!