Saturday, June 23, 2007

Celebrate U!

I needed a quick "guy" birthday card the other day. I don't have a lot of "guy" stamps to choose from, so I kept it simple. I really like this set (All About U) from SU!, but I really have a hard time "creating" with it. Oh-well I think it turned out okay.
I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday! We are working on the bathroom today. Right now the joint compound on the new sheet rock is drying. So, it's a waiting game right now! But, hopefully it'll be done by next Saturday before our friends get here for the holiday weekend! I'll post pics as soon as it's done! Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 22, 2007

The lucky winner is...

Ooops! I almost forgot to draw a winner! My minds been consumed with our bathroom remodel! The plumber installed the tub/shower yesterday and my FIL is working on the sheet rock today! I'm so excited, hopefully it'll be done soon!

Anyways... Thanks goes out to everyone who posted their wish list! You have given me sooo many great ideas! I'm leaning towards Bellas & Fellas, (can you believe that I don't have any of these yet!), those awesome Marvy punches, and prismacolor pencils. Of course there is soooo much more that I want, but I should pace myself! ;)

I used to help pick the lucky winner!
And... the lucky winner is Flossie from Flossie's Follies! This is what she said...
"Happy Birthday, early, I am also a July baby, I would have to put the new SU Pick a Petal Stamp Set on my wish list."

Congratulations to you! Please send me an e-mail (the link is under my pic) with your address so I can get these Daisy Treats out to you! Thanks to everyone who played along and happy stamping to you!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

It's been awhile!!!

Wow! I can't believe that my last post was last Friday!!! I'm a slacker!!!
Well, I do have a couple fun things to share with you. These first two cards are ones that we made at our Stampin' Up Club on Saturday. I think that they are both super cute. I really love the Cool Caribbean card! Our demonstrator basically gave us the template and told us to do whatever we wanted with it! My card ended up with a few "extras" to help hide my mistakes!! ;) But, you would never know it right?!!
This other adorable card is one that I got in the mail from Charmaine this Monday. Thank you Charmaine!!! Charmaine won one of my bracelets, and this was my thank-you card! Not only did I get this awesome card, but I got these super cute stamps from Studio G and a clear block!!! How cool is that?! I feel that this thank-you gift is better than the bracelet I sent her! :)
Well I hope everyone is enjoying there Wednesday! (Where has the week gone?) Thanks for looking and happy stamping! BTW don't forget to leave a comment for Daisy Treats! I'll be picking a lucky winner Friday morning!

Friday, June 15, 2007

It's time for Daisy Treats!!!! (aka Blog Candy)

Okay, I want to know who's been sitting at their computer all morning and clicking the refresh button on my blog! ;) Just kidding!!! But, I am surprised at how fast I made it to 5000 hits!!! Thank you so much for taking interest in my blog and leaving sweet comments on all of my creations and also on the random pics I tend to post! ;)

Like I have mentioned before these Daisy Treats are a combo celebration for having 5000 hits, the 4th of July (my fav holiday), and my 25th b-day (7/3)! Even though my b-day and the 4th are still a couple weeks away I decided to celebrate them now, because I know I'll be super busy as it gets closer to the holiday weekend!

I was going to do a patriotic theme for my Daisy Treats in honor of the 4th (flag stamps, red, white, and blue ribbon, patriotic pp, etc., but I decided that wouldn't be fair to my friends up north in Canada and any other people from other countries! So in order to make these Daisy Treats appealing to everyone I dropped the theme and went with just lots of fun bright summer things!

I'm having problems deciding what I want for my b-day (I'll probably end up buying myself presents ;)! There is so much cool stuff out there. And, I'm sure there is also lots of fun stamp things that I don't even know about!!! So... I'm hoping that you will be able to help me decided! This is what you need to do to have a chance to win these Daisy Treats. Simply post a comment telling me what is on your current wish list! It can be anything from pp, stamp sets, embossing folders, etc! Any thing your heart desires, I want to know about it! I will draw the lucky winner next Friday (6/22). That gives you a whole entire week to think about your wish list!

Thanks for playing along and good luck!

Okay the good stuff...(and who knows, maybe some more surprises will be added!)
-The Glitter mat Stack
From Target
-Patterned Paper Pack
-Punch out Pack
-2 flower punches
-3 pack of "Take Out" boxes
-Flower brads
From Making Memories
-Rub-on Wordage "Sweet Memories"
-Woven Ribbon "Sun-soaked"
From K & Company
-"Stitched Sentiments" rubber stamp set
From EK Success
-Keeepsake Wallet Album
From the Paper Studio
-Jumbo round brads
From Paperbilites
-Acrylic Labels
From Stickopotamus
-Sticker Collage "Dragon Flies"
and last but not least a cute little "birthday" stamp that I got at Hobby Lobby.

Hello Friends!

Hello stamping Friends!!! I hope everyone is enjoying their day! It's going to be a hot one here in NE!!! But, that's okay I'll take the heat and sunshine any day!
Okay, here's the card that I made yesterday and refused to post a pic of it until I had good lighting! (Like my creations are actually that important or amazing!
This is one of those fun little cards that Donna aka "CraftingCrazy" makes. I just love this design! For more information on how to make these go to my MIL's blog.
To make this card I used some pp and embellishments that I got at Target from their "Dollar Spot". I also used, SU's Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, and Confetti Cream card stock. I used the "hello" from SU's Fun w/ Shapes set and the little flower is from their Little Pieces set.
Thanks for looking! I'm almost to 5000 hits maybe blog candy later today!!! ;)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Gloomy day in NE & Blog candy VERY soon!

Okay... I did do some stamping today, but have decided to wait until tomorrow to post a pic. It's been cloudy all day here, which does not work well for photography! I just hate posting "dark" pics of my creations! So hopefully we'll have some sunshine tomorrow!

I also hate posting with out any pics to share. So I decided to put this random pic of Ber in here! I took this pic last night. He's so funny he really does sleep like this all the time! And if you had any questions if we had a male or female dog they should be answered now!!! LOL!!! (I would of put that little red "censored" sign on this pic if I knew how!)

I also wanted to remind you that I will be offering blog candy when I reach 5000 hits! I'm almost there so make sure to check back often! This blog candy will be a combo celebration of reaching 5000 hits, the 4th of July (my favorite holiday), and my 25th b-day (July 3rd)! Whooo, that's a lot to celebrate! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Check out this awesome RAK!!!

I got this RAK yesterday in the mail! I was so surprised and was not expecting it at all! This awesome card was created by Donna aka "CraftingCrazy". Donna and my MIL have been swapping cards and doing one-on-one challenges for quite some time now.
After seeing a similar card that Donna had sent to my MIL I knew that I had to make one myself and commented that I couldn't wait to see it in real life! Well, Donna read my comment and sent one to me! Isn't this just awesome!!! I love this design soooo much! Thank you Donna!!!

Well I haven't had time to make anything today. I've been "running" all over today! Took Ber to the groomers early this morning and then I had to go to Yankton, SD (an hour away) to pick up our new sink for the new bathroom! After that I had to run over to Vermillion, SD to pick up boat parts for my FIL! Good thing they knew what I needed, because I was pretty clueless!!! LOL! Oh... and I got my eyebrows waxed! Ouch! Men have it sooo easy! Don't they?!

Well I better go. Andy and our friend Jon are putting down cement board in the bathroom so we can tile. And, I have the important job of being their "go for"!!! LOL! Oh.. GTG Andy's calling my name! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

An afternoon of stampin'...

Today was great! I spent the afternoon stamping with my friend Mandey. And, I finally got a chance to play with my new stamps that I won! Even though I spent the entire afternoon stamping I didn't get very many cards made! Maybe I'm out of practice or maybe we just talked too much? ;)
I did spend some time getting some more cards gathered to send to Debbi so she can send them off to the troops. I had quite a few card fronts, so I adhered them onto a white base card so that they would be usable. I hope to make some more cards for her before I send them off. Right now I have a little over 20 made.

These are the two cards that I made today. I really like how the blue card turned out, but I'm not crazy about the butterfly card. Oh well, you can't love them all! Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Bird stamp by Rhonna Farrer, M's butterfly $1 stamp and ribbon, HB stamp by Stampabilities, pp by DCWV "The Glitter Stack", SU's Ballet Blue, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, and So Very stamp set.

Look what I won!

I got this cute little card and these two stamps in the mail Saturday! I won the mini blog candy drawing at Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker! Isn't this card just the cutest!? I especially love how Michele colored the image and used embossing powder for the sand! Thanks again Michele!!!

Well better get back to cleaning my stamp room so I can "dirty it up" again! I hope to have a long day of stamping!!! Check back for new posts! Happy Stamping!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Just a quick note...

Sorry I haven't posted anything for a few days. My Grandma is visiting and I've been doing things with her (mostly shopping;)! I did make her a bracelet today, so I guess I've been a little creative! She's asked me to make some cards for her to take home (sympathy, birthday, etc.) so I should have some new posts tomorrow! Thanks for checking in! BTW don't forget that their is major blog candy coming VERY soon!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Red, White, & Blue!!!

I thought that I should post a patriotic card to go along with my patriotic blog! (My blog transformation for the 4th of July isn't quite complete yet, but hopefully soon!)
My fabulous MIL surprised me with this American stamp, 4th of July stamp, and pp from Achievers! Isn't she the best?! She also surprised me with other stamps, paper, and ribbon! I swear she got more stuff for me then she did herself!

Last Saturday my friend Mandey and I hit up a "stamping" garage sale! I swear it was like walking into a Stampin' Up store! I ended up buying a bag of wheels (21 to be exact) for $20!!! What a deal! I always wanted to try the wheels, but always found something else in the catalog to spend my money on! When I told my MIL about this great deal, she gave me her wheel handle, another wheel, and two ink cartridges for the wheels! She also stopped by this garage sale later in the day and picked up three SU stamp sets for me and my friend Mandey! I'm tellin' ya' she is soooooo generous!!!
I used one of these wheels to create the star background on the red cardstock. It's really subtle, but it was just what the card needed. I also used a glitter pen to color in the stars and white stripes on the stamp! Thanks for looking! Happy stamping!


Okay, if you took the time to read my long drawn-out demo story I have a correction! In the pic of the two guys removing our tub... Andy is on the left and Jon is on the right! Oooops! Don't even know my own husband!! ;)

Monday, June 04, 2007


When Andy and I bought our home a few years ago we had big plans for just about every room! One thing that we wanted to do was re-do the hall bathroom and put a tub/shower combo in there. Right now it only has a tub w/ no shower. The only shower in the house is in our master bathroom (there use to be one in the basement, but we are refinishing the basement too and haven't got it back in yet). So as you can imagine the bathroom is kinda' hectic when we have guests.

Well, our friends from Wyoming are coming back for the 4th of July, so that means we could possibly have six people fighting over one shower for about five days!!! No thanks!!! So Andy agreed that we could put in the tub/shower combo before the 4th and then finish the remodel w/ new sink, lighting, cabinets, tile, etc. after the holiday.

Well I wanted to make sure that this project got started so I volunteered to take off the tile around the tub! I don't think Andy really thought that I would do it, because he was pretty surprised to find my friend Mandey and I in full demo mode when he got back from fishing with our friend Jon (Mandey's husband). By the time they got home we had the tile off and the carpet ripped up! Yep, I said "carpet" YUCK! Who would put carpet in a bathroom?! Andy also said that the sheet rock around the tub needed to come down. So Mandey and I ripped that out too! After that the boys had to figure out how to get the cast iron tub out of the bathroom! They guessed that this baby weighed about 500lbs!!! Poor guys!!! Anyways... the project that started out being a simple tub replacement turned into a full remodel!!! Yeaaaaaa! We ended up demoing the whole bathroom and plan on getting everything done by the end of the month! I got to pick out counter tops, tile, paint, and everything else that goes along with a bathroom yesterday. My father-in-law is also building me a custom cabinet for our sink! I'm so excited that we are finally getting a new bathroom!

Thanks for listening to my ramble and hopefully I'll be posting pics of our new bathroom in a few weeks!!!

Here's some pics for your entertainment! (click on them to enlarge)

This is a before... notice the icky carpet and tiny tub!!!

Another before... notice the nasty "disco" light fixtures and the ugly sink. You can't see in the pic but the sink is a faux marble with gold glitter!!!! (I won't be missing this sink or light!!!)

Here's Mandey and I in action!

Just posing for the camera! Mandey is such a goof ball!!! You would never know it from this pic, but she is gorgeous! She actually just started her own blog "Who knew... Creativity!" you should check it out and see a "real" pic of her!

The boys taking out the 500lb tub! (Andy on the right, Jon on the left)

And the after pic!!! (Yep, that's Crazy Daisy snooping around. She only drinks running water out of the bathtub (this is one of the many reasons why she is "Crazy Daisy"). Needless to say she's upset about the demo!)

Old pic of Daisy...