Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This is a BIG one!

For Pete's sake. That was a long blogcation, lol. So, let's take this slow and add a little at a time. :) I am at least 5 weeks behind on posting my Project 365 photos, but I'll get them up in time. Today, I'm posting a few and will get the rest of them up here soon. I will, I will, I will! ;)

BUT, first of all, today is reveal day @ Citrus Tree Studio and there's LOTS to share! This month Cindy put together TWO wonderful kits (a full and a mini...although it's not very mini!)! "Easy Rider" features the Rebel line from Glitz and "Zinnia" features the Little Yellow Bicycle Zinnia line. Both of these kits are packed full! You can pick them u here!

I created 4 layouts and 4 cards and still have a LOT of product left!

Easy Rider Kit exclusive except for the Jenni Bowlin alphabet/star stickers (available in Citrus Tree's May "County Fair" kit) and American Crafts Thickers

Easy Rider Kit exclusive with the exception of the 7Gypsies "Journey" stamp, Jenni Bowlin alphabet stickers (link above) & additional white cardstock

Zinnia Kit exclusive with the exception of the chipboard owl (thanks to my friend, Beth)and Prima flower

Combination of Easy Rider and Zinnia Kit

For this card, I sewed together 2 of the Zinnia die-cut papers and to finish the edging I used my hole punch to give it a notebook paper feel...

Zinnia Kit exclusive

For this card, I cut the spades from the patterned paper and then hand-formed the flower...

Combination of Easy Rider and Zinnia Kits

Combination of both Easy Rider and Zinnia kits with the exception of the "friends forever" rub-on. I also used the American Crafts Photo Corner packaging (the black/white polka dot cardstock).

Combination of both Easy Rider and Zinnia Kits with the exception of the rub-on

Okay, here's a few of my Project 365 photos that I'm behind on posting. Excuse my rounded corners and the inconsistency, lol. I'm practicing and went overboard on the plane one, lol!!

My pile of Box Tops that I gave to my mom to take to her school...

I was making eggs one morning and to my surprise, I cracked into a double yolk! Isn't that good luck or something? Did I eat twins? Ha!

While driving home on the interstate, I saw this plane. We have an airport really close.

Hubby and I took 2 of our nephews to our favorite pizza place one day. We had so much fun with them! Notice the ginormous balls of bubble gum in their mouths! LOL!

My sister's birthday cookie. Don't ask why it says what it says. It's a loooong, funny story!

Taco salads/tacos at my parent's for Sunday dinner...

We ordered pizza in one night. Yum! I like a little green pepper on mine. ;)

Hubby's brother came over and worked alllll day on replacing/fixing some plumbing in our basement.

*Whew*! Thanks for stickin' with me! :) I'll be back this weekend to post some more of my photos! Have a good one!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A couple of cards...

Hi everyone! Are you looking forward to the big holiday weekend? I bet you've all got lots of BBQ plans and outdoor activities going on, right? I think my mom, my sister and I are going to go The Cheesecake Factory for lunch today and then hubby and I are going to do some yard work later on. As for tomorrow and Monday, I'm not really sure what's going on except of course for church.

Well, I'll be posting my Project 365 photos soon, but for now I have a couple of cards to share that I made last week.

One was for a friend who suddenly lost her father last weekend. So tragic and unexpected. I've always known it to be true but you truly really never know when it's your time to go (or someone else for that matter).

The other card I made was for a friend who's going through a difficult time. I just wanted to send her a little pick-me-up and let her know I'm thinking of her.

Can you tell I'm still loving my border punches? I think I've used them on every project I've made over the last few months, lol! At least I'm using something in my stash! :)

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Thought I'd share a few cards that I'm giving to some very special mom's today! ;)

These were cards I did for my challenge at Citrus Tree Studio. The challenge is to distress! You can check it out here as well as see the other challenges for the next month here. Come and join us! We'd love to have you!

For all you mothers out there, enjoy your special day!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Citrus Tree Studio's May "County Fair" Kit is here!

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great week!

This month was my first month designing with Citrus Tree Studio and what a fun month to come on board!

Today was reveal day for the May "County Fair" kit and it's full of Jenni Bowlin! Can't go wrong there! I really love the colors in this kit and the chip buttons are really fun! Check it out!

Here are my creations! Can you tell I'm totally diggin' my border punches, lol? :) I was so happy to make a couple of cards because I have like no card stash at all so I'm going to try and start building it up. I get a little envious of those of you who have a good stash, lol. I want that.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! I love my bloggies! :)

Friday, May 01, 2009

Playing catch-up...

I think I'm taking a chance with this post as Blogger has been a royal pain for me today, ugh. Here goes anyway! *crossing my fingers*

Hey, did you see my new header? I made it last night and I think I like it, although I really miss my vacation photos. I might have to sneak them in somewhere else here, lol.

I'm finally getting the majority of my Project 365 photos posted after a few weeks of life being a bit different than usual, but it's all good (as my friend, Patti says). There were a few days that I didn't take photos and a few that I prefer to keep private. I feel like I'm keeping up for the most part and I'm still enjoying it so I think that's the most important thing. :)

Off we go! *Excuse the absence of day titles this time around but no worries as I have them in order in my pictures folder on my laptop. ;)

Around here, farming equipment on the roadways is a common site - even in April snow!

Beijing (our pug) had a fit and got in the trash! Bad dog! (bad me for leaving a few Easter candy wrappers in there, lol)

My mom doing her therapy exercises after shoulder surgery...

I took my camera to the cemetary when I saw the trees beginning to bloom.

The moon while sitting our front steps...

Happy birthday, Honey!

I noticed the Hawaiian Shaved Ice Shack took off their covering. It must be time for snow cones!

Went to the library to pick up a book I ordered from another library. Isn't our library gorgeous?

Picking up printer ink at Staples...

The tree in our backyard with all it's beautiful buds! Since this photo, we now have full leaves!

A trip through the Dairy Queen...

I made dinner for my parents and took it to them after my mom's surgery...

Giving Beijing a bath - not her favorite activity, lol...

I got in the car and it was a rainy day but I loved the green tree buds and the lone blossom that my wipers had cleared from my windshield...

This is what I call a swap! WOAH! I joined a share/swap (basically each participant stuffs the box full of what they haven't used in their scrappy stash, send it to the next person, they take what they want from the box and add what they're done with. It continues until it goes full circle) and we're already up to 4 (yes, FOUR!) HUGE, HEAVY, STUFFED boxes!

One of the entrances into the town I live. Love how beautiful the trees look!

Ahh, it's time to dangle that arm and soak up some sun!

*Whew* I'm glad to get that caught up. I was starting to feel really behind.

Enjoy your Friday!