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Monday, June 28, 2010

Make A Wish....With BBTB2, Blog Hop AND..... A Little Surprise!

Okay guys I had some technical difficulty's today with my blog and I'm sorry if I messed anything up It was for almost an hour but it seems to be fixed now (Hopefully!) and no more problems. It seems a lot of people have been having problems with their blogs lately, does anyone know what's up!? Well back to the Hop!.................
Well it's the end of the month and all you fans of BBTB2 know what that means..........Blog Hop Time! Woo Hoo. I will get to that in a bit, but first I want to share with you the challenge for the week. Julia Moss has chosen the Genie Lamp On the Paper Doll Dress Up this week. Hope you can join us in the challenge. We are also having a giveaway over at BBTB2 of some iCopic markers! I sure wish I could have played along since I don't have any........Yet! I will probably get some in the near future but not sure when. They look like ALOT of fun, but that would mean the start of another addiction! LOL So make sure you stop by BBTB2 and play along with us and enter the iCopic giveaway. Now on to my Genie Lamp!....................
I was really excited to do this one, I love all the extras on both of the Paper Doll Carts. Well I got all my stuff out and then had a mental block to what I was going to do! I had originally wanted to do a layout and started but couldn't move ahead. So I put it away for a couple of days. Then it hit me! I wanted to use the Genie Lamp as a real Genie Lamp. One that the top would come off so that's what I did! I was going to make it a regular card but I just love to make the Easel Cards and I wanted this one to "stand on it's own" because it is Quite Grand! You can almost really pick it up and rub it and "Make A Wish" And your wish will come true. (Maybe you blog hoppers can make a wish to win some awesome blog candy from some of the gals in the blog hop, including mine below. LOL) Well of course, I used the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge and also the Sweethearts Cartridge for the Flower. The colors are out of my norm but I've been really getting out of my norm lately (and I can tell you it's kinda fun) LOL! Everything is so rich and colorful and of course I had to add the bling and the smoke coming out of the spout is Martha Stewart Black Glitter and also used a Martha Stewart Punch, Garden Trellis. The awesome copper ribbon is some I got after X-mas on sale (isn't it great!) And the saying "Make A Wish" is a rub on. The real exciting thing about this card is that........................................
The top "Pops Off"! And there's a space to write a secret message or even add a gift card in there!
  And as all of you know with an Easel card there is space to write a message or note under the image or even on the back. I'm not sure what I will do with this card yet, if it will be a "birthday" card or a "just because" card so I haven't added anything to the bottom for a saying yet. But I sure can tell you I LOVE THE COLORS! And of course I used my chalks again for some demension and popped the flowers to give them some demension. I may even enter this one into a couple of other challenges on the internet. There is one going on over at Frosted DesignThe Shabby Tea Room to use these colors so I will have to share this one since I love how it came out. LOL Well okay now for blog candy time...........   
If you are here you probably hopped here from Susan's. Wow how can I follow up to Susan! LOL She is Amazing! I Love her Layouts, she's very inspiring! And Your next stop on th Hop will be Carole's. She is an Amazing creative Ladie also (but hey, all the Gals on the Design Team are Amazing! Hee Hee) and I'm sure she'll have something wonderful for you! And if you just happened to start at my Blog then Hop on over to BBTB2 to start the Hop from there so you don't miss anyone. Now my rules are pretty easy, you MUST be a follower and you MUST leave a comment (only one please!) And I am so sorry but no International shipping. I will pick my winner on July 3rd sometime. You'll have 1 week to respond or I will pick another winner, see isn't that easy! Well I want to wish everyone Good Luck and Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to stop by Anytime. Hope you'll join us over at BBTB2 for the challenge and the iCopic giveaway. Have a GREAT day and chat with you soon.
Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa!
Blog Candy, Some Alterable goodies: 5 1/2" x 8" clipboard, K & Co. mini tag book, circle mini tin, Ivory & Black Karen Foster Jumbo Ric Rac, some clear skittles and last but not least (6) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" Handmade tags by little ole ME! Good Luck to you all!

Friday, June 25, 2010

I Entered A Couple Of Fun Challenges!

I have had these Fridge Magnets for McCade forever and there are a couple of challenges going on right now that I thought I could use these for. First of all Frosted Design is having a challenge to use Orange, Yellow, Turquoise, & Green (I added some Red in there also cuz I love the Red in this paper!) So I had this older Basic Grey paper that I just love (I bought it to do some layouts of McCade awhile back and do a mini book and still have alot left so what perfect paper to use for McCade's magnets (and it also has the little froggies, perfect for boy's but I love them too Hee Hee!) Then Practical Scrappers is having a challenge to use flowers. Any kind of flowers you want they just have to be flowers. So, even tho this is for McCade, I added a few flowers (I asked him and he said he didn't care, he actually didn't even notice them, LOL) So I entered two challenges with this. Boy I can't believe the ladies who enter like 20 differant challenges with one item, now that's amazing. I have a hard enough time just keeping up with my Design Team stuff and doing a bit of scrapping on my own stuff. LOL Well Hope you like it, I know McCade sure does, it looks pretty cute on the Frige too, LOL!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Once Upon A Princess-and another BBTB2 challenge.

Well this weeks challenge over at BBTB2 is from Joanna (aka Joeygirl86) to use the Rainbow from the Once Upon a Princess Cartridge. I just LOVE this cart so I was looking forward to doing this challenge and decided to do another layout. I'm really getting into doing layouts and have so many ideas for some of the carts to do little scenes with some of them. I have a few planned out in DS and working on some with my new Gypsy (yes I did finally get one and still learning it but do love the portability factor) I'm going to try and work on one this week so we'll see. Anyway back to the current challenge.......(See how easily I get off track, oooh something shiny! LOL)
The hardest part for me on doing layouts, cards, altered projects or anything is picking out the paper. I love to buy it and have lots of it (like all of us Hee Hee) but have the hardest time using it. I always buy the stacks and then I just can't bring myself to use it! So I've been trying to use some of the older stacks that I have had forever. I can always pick out the card stock but the patterned paper just throws me for a loop. And the thinner paper just doesn't cut as well on my Cricut (I always forget to adjust all the settings, paper rips, and I get frustrated, then I forget to put the settings back, paper doesn't cut, and I get frustrated, what's a girl to do LOL) Well on to the "plan" of this layout......................  
Well the inspiration of the layout was, of  course, the rainbow which was cut  at 4" w/shadow and I have to give thanks to Joanna for the idea of the white shadow, and I just love it! She did the Bless this Nest challenge a while back and used a white shadow and I just loved it and thought this would be perfect with the  pastel colors, so everything has a white shadow. The Butterfly and the Bird are both cut at 3", Castle is 6", Precious is 3", Damsel is 2" and the photo mats are 6" x 4". I also used a Martha Stewart punch around the page and Sizzix sizzlits corner punch. Added a bit of wire on the butterflies for their antennas and some punch flowers with a touch of bling and some sparkly ribbon. I also used my chalks to give everything some dimension along with popping almost everything and can't forget the embossing and a little pen work. Well that's about it for the Rainbow challenge this week at BBTB2 hope you can join us and remember if you don't have Once Upon A Princess you can use any cart that has a rainbow or make your own! Hope to see
you there and please if you like what you see, please leave a comment, it really does inspire me and I thank you for taking the time to show me the LOVE! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Well today is Father's Day and this is the card McCade and I made for Ken! I couldn't put it on the blog early because he likes to get on here and read what people say and also look at other blogs (see he is very supportive of my obsession! LOL) McCade and I picked out this image from A Child's Year because it reminds us of him in the garden and that was the first thing that Ken said when he opened the card so we were all on the same wavelength! Sometimes I think we all share the same brain! LOL There are times when all 3 of us can finish each other's sentences. (Crazy Huh! I wonder if we're just with each other to much! LOL) 
Well like I said, I used A Child's Year (Love this cart!) cut @ 4", sunflower was cut @ 3" then added the grass and popped it to give it some dimension and I've been wanting to do this for such a long time with some of the images on this cart, but I chalked the image! I have been using my chalks ALOT lately and love them. See, I love to paint and can't do it since I am very limited on space till Ken gets the other rooms finished (I already have all my scrap stuff all over the house, LOL) There are times when I need to get into places that I can't use my inks so I pulled out the chalks and now I hardly ever don't use them (and there are more colors since I don't have alot of colored inks!) Don't know if I'm the first one to think of this (probably not!) but I haven't seen it anywhere else soooooo..........Maybe I'll start an new trend and bring back the love of chalking! LOL Well this image couldn't have been more perfect of McCade because he LOVES Sunflowers and has a bunch planted in the garden again this year, we had a Mama bird lay some eggs in the birdhouse on the deck, and you can always see McCade with a watering can or the hose in his hands! LOL
Well I hope everyone has a Wonderful day with their Dads, Hubbie's and Family, my Dad has since passed away in 2002 but I will still have a little chat with him today, He is always in my heart and I miss him dearly but I'm sure Him and Mom are having Lasagna for dinner tonight and playing Bingo! Have a Great Day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

I Can See Clearly Now!!!

Well McCade has a new addition to his wardrobe these days! He had to get glasses! (And he picked these out all by himself, I do have to say, he did good!) Isn't he ADORABLE tho! I sure do think he looks good in them, and I'm not saying that just because he's mine, but he sure is Cute! He is a bit near sighted (can't see well far away) just like Mom! Poor boy, but I'm real surprised it's been this long with both Ken and I, both wearing glasses! The Eye Doc is also watching him for astigmatism (I was blessed with that Yuck!) but so far nothing, yeah! He doesn't have to wear them when he's on the computer or playing video games but for distance he does. He was amazed at how clear everything was when we were driving home and then when we went out to the garden and in the yard he said he could see so many more things that he didn't see before. So far he likes them but as any of you that has to wear glasses there are always times when we hate them so we'll just have to wait and see. But for now, He is one Good Lookin Little Dude, don't you think! He thinks so too! LOL 
(His lesson on how to take care of them, listening intently! LOL)

Friday, June 11, 2010

B-Day Card and A Challenge!

Well I did another digi stamp of Little Milton the mouse for a Dear Friends Birthday Card. So Cute and they are having a challenge over at Frosted Designs to use Glitter and you know me I just can't pass up the glitter. I entered my other BBTB2  doodlecharms challenge card (below) but had this one and loved how it turned out so I thought I would enter it. I just found Frosted Design (great blog by the way, check it out) and they had a challenge with buttons last week and you are not going to believe this but I was picked for the Top Three!!!! When I get my blinkie I will have to do another post but hopefully you will enjoy this till I get it LOL!
I also entered over at Meljen's Designs to use Sparkle, Glitter and Bling and you know I love the Sparkle, Glitter and Bling so................Hope You all Enjoy! And make sure you stop by both of the Blogs above! You won' be disappointed!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sweet and Sassy-BBTB2 challenge for the week! Blog Candy Winner too!...........

Blog Candy winner...please scroll down..................Woo Hoo!
What an Adorable day it is here at home. This is the first offical full week McCade is home for the summer and of course he slept in, but not me, I try but I just can't seem to do it! Anyway......................
Another fun challenge for the week over at BBTB2 is to use the Doodlecharms Sun along with our sponsored Digi image from Sweet 'n Sassy and I chose the Adorable little mouse chillin under a pretty little daisy catching up on some reading! I love to read and go through spurts where that's all I seem to do then maybe one book a month (that's where I'm at now LOL) And McCade loves to read also (he reads EVERY night before he goes to bed and I don't even have to beg him to do it!) And he loves to garden and this kind of reminded me of him "Adorable"!

Well I haven't done many Digi stamps (actually two other's and used my Paint program on my computer) and I don't own any Copic's so I used good ole trusty "Colored Pencil's" I am so afraid to use the Copics because I know I'll love them and then a whole new "addiction" will start! LOL All the things I've seen that are done with them are just beautiful and the blending is amazing but I haven't taken the plunge,............. yet!
Well the Digi Stamps are from Sweet 'n Sassy, make sure you hop on over there and check out what they have, there are some really cute things, Digi and regular stamps. Well I chose this adorable little stamp, because, like I said , it reminds me of McCade. I used the Sun (pg. 96) on Doodlcharms and cut it at 5 1/2" and then to cut the opening out I used the Pumpkin cut (pg. 120) with the shift on and used the hide contour for the face and vine part and had to tweek it a bit to fit in the center of the sun. To make the card part I used the shadow cut at 5 1/2' also, flipped one, and welded them together. The flowers and leaves are just punchs I used with a little added bling in the center. "Adorable" is a Stampin' Up stamp and cut with a Spellbinder's Nestie. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the suns, chalked almost everything and added a bit of stickles to the flower (gotta have a little sparkle on it! LOL) with that said I hope you like it, make sure you stop by BBTB2 and take the challenge, you can use ANY Digi or regular stamp but of course if you have a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp please use that and if you don't have the Doodlecharms cart, ANY sun will do! Hope to see you there and don't forget,.............................. I love the comments! 
((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa

Woo Hoo And the winner of my candy is.............................................................

Ladybug said...

"I am sooooooo lovin' your LO! That tree is just tooooo sweet! Cute how you added the "nest" depicting your own "nest". Adorable! :-)
I've been a follower for a lonnnnnng time already! ;-) Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Very sweet of you!! :-)"

Get me your addie and I will get these goodies out to you ASAP! Thanks everyone for stopping by and please come again!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

All I can say is WOW!

WOW! What a blast it was to do my first Blog Hop with BBTB2! WELCOME to all my new follower's and THANK YOU to all my loyal follower's! What Amazing comments you all left for me! I Loved them all and still can't believe your talking about my things! I have so much fun doing this and I am so blessed to be able to share this with all of you! I just wanted to remind everyone that my drawing will be tomarrow, not sure what time, but check back tomarrow and I will get it posted. I have a package for my Grandkids I need to get sent off and some other errands to do and not sure how long it will take so........................................
I will see you all sometime tomarrow and again....................................
By the way this is a picture I took on my deck out back of my cute little Hummingbirds! (They're not really mine but I feed them so I can partially claim them LOL) I just love these little birds, they are so amazing and to be able to get a picture in actual flight is pretty amazing for me, hopefully you'll like it too.  

Thursday, June 3, 2010

End Of The Year Teacher's Gifts!

Well it's finally here, the end of the year, Woo Hoo! McCade sure is glad, he wants to stay up late and sleep in, sounds good to me LOL!
I sure like the ways these turned out, even if I have to say so myself! They are pre-made chipboard mini's from Michael's and the paper is the DCWV Grade School stack and just love the colors and the designs. Sooooooo Cute and perfect for these little mini's!  
Silly me, when I was making all these different things to add to the pages I forgot to keep track of what cartridges and sizes I used. I was just so excited as I did each page (I was really on a roll on this one LOL)   
Made the envelope and little tag to add a picture or a secret note with some more colorful buttons..
Aren't these little file folders the cutest little things, Closed and Open and with the buttons, so bright and colorful. 
Another pocket with another little tag for a picture or some more secrets.
A perfect place for a "Super Star" picture and what can I say just "LEARN"!
And what can I say about these adorable little Altered Laminate chip tags, what a way to recycle!
(front & back)
And this cute little locker is really a bookmark! You know the kind that fits over a page in a book with a bit of a magnet at the bottom. I used these as cards for McCades teachers.