Monday, July 19, 2010

Back To My Roots...

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend. We sure did! We spent a relaxing weekend at home puttering around the house. Izzy and Jason went swimming in the kiddie pool (so much easier to clean than the old one! LOL!) They did some gardening while I crafted and I even found time to go out to lunch with some girlfriends on Saturday!

So this last year I have felt my mojo slowly slipping away! Don't you hate that! But it has finally returned! Yay!!! And to celebrate I have decided to go back to my roots! No not my original hair color, I mean no one and I mean no one would want to see that!!!! No, what I have decided to do is start participating in sketch challenges again! Those were always my favorites and I couldn't live without them!!! So this weekend I was out on splitcoast and came across this week's MFT Wednesday's Stampers Club challenge which was "Christmas in July"! Can I tell you how much I looooove Christmas!!! Then I found a MFT sketch from a couple of weeks ago and I had to use it!!! So here it is!



Trust me I needed to think about snow this weekend because it was soooo hot here! I started off this card by first layering up card stock and DSP from SEI. Next I sewed, that is right sewed!!! the layers together with my sewing machine. I then added some snowflakes and ribbon to make a tree. Rick Rack on the sides creates the look of snow. I attached some ornaments cut from my cricut with bakers twine and finished off by stamping Stephanie Fizer's An Owl For All Seasons by MFT and colored it in with my copics. I did add a little bit of white ink to their heads to make it look like they had been snowed on! Ohhh the joys of Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

Well thanks for visiting me today! I have quite a bit to share in the next couple of days so I hope to see you back! I will leave you now with a gratuitous picture of Izzy! This is her posing and hamming it up for the camera!

My Etsy Store

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Two in Two

Hey everyone!

So this is two posts in two days!!! Wow!!!! And I actually have a project to show you, but I don't have the camera set up so you will have to settle for an Izzy story instead. You know I have to start things off slowly and what better way to get back in the game than to give you an Izzy story.

So back in April we added a new member to our family, a cut adorable little girl Boston Terrier that Izzy named Missy Bark Bark. Of course everytime we go to the vet they have to say her whole name and then giggle. And if I ever try to tell anyone that her name is Missy, Izzy jumps in and informs them that her whole name is Missy Bark Bark. Here is her picture!

Well, a couple of weeks ago Missy discovered that we have adorable little moles in our yard that are fun to catch. Izzy and I were in the back yard playing when she caught one! I thought I was quick enough to grab it from her before she ate it but I wasn't. Of course I was extremely upset and kept going on about how gross it was. Later that night, Izzy and Jason decided to give Missy a bath (she not only eats gross things but also stinks to high heaven). Izzy was lathering her up and started squeezing on her tummy. Jason asked her what she was doing and Izzy started saying, "Spit out your critter, spit out your critter!" Thank goodness Missy didn't listen! LOL!!!!

And an Announcement!!! I now have a couple of items up in my Etsy store if anyone is interested and will be adding more each day! Thanks for looking!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Long Time no Chat and an Announcement!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

I hope this finds you all well. We have had a busy year. We moved, got settled in our new house had Izzy's third birthday and just got back from our annual family reunion.

I have been crafting just not posting. Now I do it more for special occasions and when inspiration strikes me. I have truly found my mojo again!!!!

That being said, I need to clear out some clutter! So I have decided to sell some of my cards from the past on Etsy. Out with the old and in with the new. If anyone is interested here is the link to my shop and I should have some stuff up by the end of this week!

My Etsy Shop

Thanks everyone!!!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sweet Cherry Hop!

Happy Sunday everyone and a very Happy Valentine's Day!

WELCOME to our highly anticipated "My CHEEKY VALENTINE" Blog Hop!

We are SO excited to finally celebrate the release of The Greeting Farm's BRAND NEW stamp line, the Cheeky Cherry Sprouts! You've seen the previews, and we're so happy you agree that Rockabilly, Shooter, and Glamour have found a home on the Farm and in our hearts!

Today we have a SPECIAL surprise for you...the ENTIRE TGF DESIGN TEAM, both current AND ALUM were asked to participate in this event! We are THRILLED to be back as one big team and are prepared to ROCK THE FARM tonight, so sit back, grab some tea or maybe some of that Valentine's chocolate, and ENJOY!

Now, what would a hop be, especially on Valentine's Day, without PRIZES??? Well, there are PLENTY of them hanging around, and for our overseas friends, fear not, you will have until 9am CST TOMORROW (Monday, 2/15) to enter your comments to WIN the new stamps!

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be chosen from the Club Anya & Friends Blog to WIN ALL THREE Cheeky Cherry stamps! In addition, Jessica has "hidden" SIX Cheeky Cherry singles on certain team member's Blogs, both PAST and PRESENT, and those people will be able to CHOOSE which Cheeky they want to take home! That's 9 singles being given away today, everyone! Can you say AWESOME???

Well, let's get started then! Here is the OFFICIAL "My Cheeky Valentine" Blog Hop order:

Randi Wall
Tammy Maxvill
Melyssa Connolly
back to CA&F Blog to let us know you've completed the HOP!

THE CHEEKY CHERRY stamps will be released Monday 2/15 at 12AM CST, in just a few hours! We anticipate that they will go fast as these sweet and sassy little bombshells have been quite well received from what we've been hearing, so scoop yours up ASAP! ALL winners will be posted on the Club Anya blog on Monday morning shortly after the 9am deadline. GOOD LUCK!

So here are some fun samples to tide you over!


Inside of card


Inside of Card

Thanks so much for participating and for stopping by today, and be sure to stop by Jessica's blog now...she's the NEXT STOP on the HOP!

Have a VERY Cheeky Evening, everyone ;)

Monday, December 14, 2009

I'm Back for Some Anya Fun!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!!

Have you missed me??? I sure have missed you! We are finally in our new house and slowly getting things settled. Of course now we are super busy with Christmas but it is a good kind of busy.

I won't chat too much tonight just show you my project I made for tonight's blog hop! Do you ever have an idea in your head and it is totally amazing and then you actually make it and it is pure junk. Well that is what happened with this card. But I guess it isn't too bad for a first attempt!



Well I send you off to the next great blog!!!! thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Like..... Totally!

Happy Sunday!

Sorry I am so late with my post. We were out all day yesterday and didn't get back until really late. We had a nice day. We went to the library, then shopping and finally had a visit with Aunt Beth. Needless to say Izzy was super tired by the time we got back as were her parents.

I have to tell you the funniest story though. This morning, I got Izzy up and took her into lay down with Jason and I. Tuxy had jumped down and was whining at the door. I told Izzy that he must want to come jump on the bed and that she needed to call him. She then put her hand up to her ear and said, "Hello Tuxy. Blah, blah, blah. Bye." SHE CALLED HIM ON THE PHONe!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGoodness, Jason and I cracked up!!! It was just too, too funny!!!!

So I know why you are here. You want to see a little Anya sneak peek! Well this one is like totally rad! You guessed it! She is Eighties Anya!!!! Leg warmers and all!!!! She is a limited edition and will only be available until she runs out so make sure you pick yours up quickly!!!

How cute, cute, cute is her hair!!!! Oh my word!!! I love her!!! I so want this outfit! So I started this card by first coloring Eighties Anya by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. Following this week's Mojo Monday sketch, I layered on purple and teal card stock along with DP from Kaiser and Papertrey Ink. I then added some buttons and ribbon and printed off the sentiment on my computer. My finishing touch is a bit of gold sparkle tulle Jason's grandma gave me! She is always giving me the best stuff!

So now Go - Go and check out the awesome DT's creations!
Thanks for stopping by! Oh and as a parting gift I leave you with a picture of me from the 80's (I'm the one with the hat). Still waiting for my parents to scan the one where I had big hair! Smiles!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Too Cool For School!

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Hope your week has been a good one. Jason was at the baseball game last night with a friend so Tracy decided to come over. We had a lot of fun watching Project Runway and catching up on things. Of course when it was time for bed Izzy only had eyes for Aunt Tracy. Tracy started her bath for me and when I went in to over see the operation, Izzy kicked me out!!!! Seriously, she told me to leave and that she would give me huggies and kisses later. I then tried to extract a story from her but she told me that Aunt Tracy would do it. I have been replaced!!!! LOL! I told Tracy that she only has eyes for her!

Well, what did you think of yesterday's sneak peeks for Club Anya? Too cute right!!!! Today I have something that you all have been waiting for, for a long time. I actually asked Marie months ago if she was going to do this set and she said, "No." Big faker!!!!!! Just kidding! It is my pleasure to introduce you to My Guy Ian!!!!!

That's right, now Miss Anya has someone to go out with!!!! Ohhhh would it be too weird to make them into paper dolls and have them live in a dream house and go out on dates together, you know like Barbies????? Come on, that was my favorite thing to do as a kid! But I digress, I started my card by first stamping one of the guys from My Guy Ian by the Greeting Farm (Available Tuesday!!!!) on white card stock and colored him in using my copics. I drew the sidewalk and grass with my multiliner pen and colored them in with my copics. Following this week's Farm Fresh Friday sketch, I layered on red and blue card stock along with DP from Little Yellow Bicycle and DCWV. To complete my card, I used my spiral border punch, created a stop sign out of nestabilities and added some twine for interest. Maybe I can give it to one of the boys next door who will be starting a new school in a couple of months.

Now it is time for you to go check out the rest of the amazing DT's creations!!!! Wow, wow, wow!!!
Tune in tomorrow for a totally radical sneak peek! Smiles!