Sunday, October 31, 2010


to my Favorite Nephew Colin!!
5 Years ago today this wonderfully sweet little boy came into our lives and is the Apple of our Eye!

I wanted to share with you the card I made for my hubby
(I wanted to wait until today after I gave it to him before I posted it). :)

The reason for the joke you might be asking?  On Sundays when we're reading the newspaper, one of us always gets to the comics/kids section in the paper first and we have to read the jokes that they print. 
Of course, they're silly jokes that kids might chuckle at, but we always read them and both laugh.
Hence the joke on the front of this one....
Image - Bugaboo "Halloween Bobblehead" Set
Papers - Black, Green & Purple Cardstock; Doodlebug Designs and Paper Studio Prints
Coloring - Copics
Technique - Cuttlebug Embossing - Swiss Dots
Punch - MS Spider Webs
Cricut - Mini Monograms for Scalloped Circle
Extra STUFF - Nesties: Circle, Dimensionals, Bling Computer Generated Sentiment, Dew Drop Ink, Doodling & Stickles

A few challenges for this little cutie -

I'm sad to announce that today is my very last day guesting for Bugaboo Stamps.  :o(((( 
I have had such a WONDERFUL time this month creating with some amazingly talented folks at Bugaboo.
I want to THANK the entire design team for taking me in this month like I was really a part of the team.  What a terrific team you are - THANK YOU ALL!
I've also had such a terrific meeting so many new crafters and visiting so many blogs I may have never visited - Talk about inspiration!
Thank you all for making the month of October as a Guest Designer at Bugaboo Stamps just FABULOUS!!
Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Whirling, Swirling, Twirling Autumn Challenge

Are you ready for another Bugaboo Catch The Bug Challenge?! 
This week our theme is "Whirling, Swirling, Twirling Autumn".  What does this mean?
Use Colors like orange, gold, rust, & brown that remind you of Autumn.  Or you can create your project with a Harvest, Thanksgiving, or Autumn-theme in mind.
So, with Autumn and Harvest on the Whirling mind, here is my project for today -
Whirling-Swirling-Twirling Leaves
(especially after the last few days of 50-60 mph winds we had).
Image - Bugaboo "October Digi Stamp Club Set"
Paper - Kraft/Black/Rust from my stash;
Printed Paper - Reminiscence 
Technique - SEWING - Yep, sewed in 2 places
Coloring - Copics
Punches - EK Success
Cuttlebug - Embossing Autumn Embossing folder (Can't really see too well)
Extra STUFF - Nesties, Dimensionals, Brown Flat Backed Pearls, Jute, Leaves and Button - all from my stash

A few challenges this Swirling little beauty is entered into -

Enter the challenge with your project by next Saturday, November 6th at 7 am and your name will go in the pot for PRIZES!  Yep, you could be a proud new owner of 7, 4 or 2 Bugaboo Cuties of YOUR CHOICE!!  Sounds like a darn good reason to me to participate - heck, gettin' rewarded for makin' your Turkey Day or Harvest cards?!  I'm all in!

Don't forget too - you've only got today and tomorrow to get your October DigiStamp Club Set, so why not Twirl over to Bugaboo and pick it up.  You won't want to be kickin' yourself on November 1 when the new club set comes out because you didn't get the October set now, do you??
Whirl on by the rest of the design teams blogs and see the gorgeous things they've created today!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!!
Only 1 More Day Until Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Holiday Entertainment

Who wouldn't love a snarky ole' broad like Stella in the family with all her sarcasm and one liners?!
I'd have to say I'd love to have her join in our holiday dinners for some free entertainment.

HERE'S STELLA in all her BLINGY Glory!!!
Image - Bugaboo "More Stella Tidbits"
Paper - Paper Studio Zebra Print, Bazzill Embossed and Black Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Punch - EK Success
Extra STUFF - BLING BLING and more BLING, Computer generated sentiment and Nesties

And a few Challenges this ole' broad is entered into -

Off to carve pumpkins with my wonderfully talented Pumpkin Carver hubby! 

See you tomorrow for the Bugaboo Catch The Bug Challenge!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!


Wow, I'm amazing myself - Christmas cards and it's not even November?! :)
And with the new cute Bugaboo "Santa" Set!
Image - Bugaboo - "Santa" Set - New Release
Paper - Green, Black & Red Cardstock, Printed Paper from an old DCWV Christmas Stack
Punches - MS Punch and EK Success (Snowflakes - had to DUST this one off!)
Extra STUFF - Christmas Bling, Dimensionals, Stickles and Red Velvet Ribbon


We still believe in Santa at our house!  :o)

A few Christmasy challenges this cute little Santa is entered in -

Well then - here are your next steps - go to The Bug Blog and get inpired by all the awesome projects the design team created and then MUSH your way over to the Bugaboo site and get your freebies! 
We want to see the CUTE stuff you're creatin' with Santa!

Be sure to Twirl on by tomorrow and see what kind of Challenge have in store for you.  It will make your head Swirl!  :)
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!!
Only 2 more days till Halloween (and my nephew Colin's 5th Birthday!!)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Great Cards Create Grins!

I love having wonderfully special cards in my card stash.  My friend Susan told me she keeps a collection of all the cards I send to her in a little "Min Portfolio Basket".  LOL
I have a habit of keeping all kinds of cards too - it's special to me to know people think enough to send a card to me.  I can imagine myself when I'm 100 years old, my hubby and kids will have to dig me out from under a mountain of cards.

I don't know about you, but it's so nice to know the cards you create are special to people.
Since my dad was diagnosed with his cancer, I try to send at least one funny card a week, or drop one off in his hospital room, or leave one at the house for him to find. Funny cards are always the best.
He has kept EVERY ONE of those cards.  Not because they're cards from his fabulously talented daughter and son-in law, but because it is a reminder that he is in our thoughts.

So, what's funnier than Bugaboo's Gus in a Speedo to remind someone they're in your thoughts??
The New Gus Birthday Set that Jodie released last week!
I'll ask now what's funnier than an Old Fart in his underwear and bathrobe with his pink bunny slippers, but I'm sure not too far down the road, Jodie with come up with another Gus or Stella image that will surpass this level of FUNNY!
But for now, THIS IS FUNNY!!!
Image - Bugaboo - "Gus Birthday" Set
Paper - Coredinations (White Washed & Core Couture), Black Cardstock and Doodlebug Design Dots & Stripes
Extra STUFF - MS Punch, My New Find - Plastic Colored 'String', Yellow Square Brads and Dimensionals.

And a few challenges this 'OLD FART' is entered into -
The Paper Players - Recipe (One Designer Series Paper, something punched & sentiment)

Be sure to mosey on back tomorrow morning and check out the Friday Freebie for this week! 
You'll definitely Love It!!
As always, thanks so much for bopping by today!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!


Another thinkin' outside the box day for me.  I'm not sure about you, but I always use my digi-images for cards and totally FORGET about using them for scrapbook layouts! DOH - Insert blonde joke here :)
And with us having a "Scrappy Sketch Month" over at Scrap-Friendzy, this was a great time to do some more layouts (can't seem to concentrate enough to do layouts lately).

Bugaboo has some super cute images that work PERFECTLY for scrapbook pages. I showed you one last month you can see here using the cutie Dinos on a page for my nephew.  Today, I have another page for my nephew's album and yep, you guessed it, I used another of Jodie's super cute images.  This little Rocker Dude was a freebie in August and worked out just great for this fun "ROCKSTAR" layout.
Photo - Super Cutie Patootie "ROCKSTAR" Nephew Colin and his Groupie Auntie Min! :)
Image - Bugaboo "Skelekinz - SKELB you rock my world "
Sketch by - ME
Paper - MME: The Spiders Web; Bazzill Dotted Paper; Paper Studio holographic purple; Kraft and Red cardstock, Core Couture Black Sparkle
Cricut - Title cut with Cuttin' Up Cartoon and Cartoon Shadow
Cuttlebug - Bats/Spider Die
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Tim Holtz' Tickets, Dimensionals, Color Box Silver Ink, Drywall Tape, Staples, Plastic Like String, Scull & Cross Bones Ribbon and Button from stash

Neat new product I used - I was wandering up and down the aisles at Michaels a few weeks ago and ran across an aisle that had colored plastic like 'string'.  I think it is used to make braclets, I'm not exactly sure, but I thought it could be kind of cool on cards & layouts.  It's a little stretchy and comes in lots of colors and even better yet - it's CHEAP!!  Like 99 cents for more feet than I'll ever use!
Challenges this layout is entered into -
IDIC/Robyns Fetish - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Punches
Stamping Vacation - NO! NO! (Starts with "S")
Stamp Something - October Digi
Be sure to pop over to Catch The Bug Blog and see what awesome Oldie But Goodie projects were created!
And don't forget, tomorrow is a Freebie Friday!  Tomorrow's release is just WAY too cute to NOT add to your collection.  Yep, it's another one that's on my MUST HAVE list!
Thanks so much for stoppin by today - so glad to have you!  I hope you enjoyed your visit. :)
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

How about a Challenge...

Today at Shelly's Images?!
Are you ready?
Here's a clue -
Can you guess what the challenge is??

Click your way over to Shelly's Images and find out.  Join us for this week's Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge - heck, you could even be a winner!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Half-way to Friday....

And a great day to learn a little something new!  Jackie from Bugaboo's Design Team has a little something new to share with you today.  You can stop by The Bug Blog for all the goodies.
I just couldn't get over how CUTE this little image is!  After the super cute Halloween Brats, I'm addicted to all Jodie's cute little BRATS! 
This is a birthday card that'll be sent to my hubby's God Daughter who is a little Soccer Princess- She'll be celebrating a birthday next week.  And what princess doesn't love a little pink & Zebra print?  :)
Image - Bugaboo "Sports Brats" set
Paper - Paper Studio Zebra Print, Bazzill Embossed Dot Pink and Black Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Punches - Fiskars
Extra STUFF - Computer Generated Sentiment, Bling, Nesties and Dimensionals

A few challenges for this little cutie -

Thanks so much for popping by today - I'm always glad to have you visit!
Be sure to check back tomorrow - it's an OLDIE BUT GOODIE day :)  Yep, the day where the design team pulls out their oldie but goodie go to faves and does something spectacular with them....this always seems to be the day (other than New Release days) that my "WANT" list seems to grow like crazy!!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!
Only 4 more days till Halloween!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gettin' Ready for a little Something NEW!

Can you believe it - only 5 more days and HALLOWEEN will be here!!
We certainly are looking forward to carving our pumpkins this week! 
One of our typical Halloween projects.  They'll be lit and on the porch before week ends.
And I don't mean lit from over-indulging in adult beverages - nothing worse than a sloppy pumpkin all over your porch I always say!  :D
I don't know about you but I'm still putting together some last minute Halloween Cards, so this Bugaboo New Release today was perfect for one of my last minute ones. 
It's from the Fancy Sunbonnets Set.
How cute is she?!
Image - Bugaboo "Fancy Sunbonnets" set
Paper - OLD Doodlebug Design Prints, Core Couture Green and Black Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Cuttlebug - D'vine Swirls Embossing (can't see it very well, but the black is embossed)
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Miscellaneous Fabric covered brads, Dimensionals and Ribbon from my stash
And a few challenges too for this cute little witch -

Stop on over to Bugaboo and check out this adorable new set!  And be sure to stop by the Catch The Bug Blog too and see all the great projects the design team created!  You've still got time to join us for this weeks "Just Cause" Catch The Bug Challenge.
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin Too!

How about a little Tutorial today?

Are you new to digi-images and learning how to adjust them.

Stop by Shelly's Images today for a tutorial on how to "Mirror/Flip" images.

You can go from this -
To this -
In just a few simple mouse clicks!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Monday, October 25, 2010


Can you believe that Halloween is less than a week away?!
Today because it's Anything but a Card day at Bugaboo, I thought I'd share with you a little Halloween decoration I put together.
As you've heard me say all month, I just love Halloween, decorating, celebrating, everything about it.
So, here's a little BOO to You today!!
Images - Bugaboo "Chubby and Goofy Ghost Sets"
Paper - Doodlebug Design Halloween Line (yep, been around my stash for awhile)
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Paper Mache Letters, Stickles, Bling, Ribbon and Tulle
Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!  I really love your vists!

Wishing you an Anything but a Crummy Monday!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Friendship is a Treasure at Shelly's Images

And what Marvelous way to kick off a Monday with this perfect new images from Shelly's Images. My oh my is this Treasure Chest just perfect to tell someone what a treasure they are in your life.

That's exactly what I did here - for some reason when I think of a Treasure Chest, I think of things that are vintage and old. So, distressing seemed to be a perfect fit for this card.
Image - Shelly's Images "Treasure Chest"
Papers - Antiquey print paper from my stash, Maroon, White and Brown Cardstock, Gold textured paper and Cork paper
Technique - Magic Colored Pencil Technique and Distressing
Punch - EK Success Chain
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Flat Back Pears and BB's, Color box Chestnut Roan Ink

A challenge or two this has been entered into -
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Distressed
Be sure to swing by the store today and get this wonderful image ON SALE (YEP, I USED THE S-WORD!) :)
Can't wait to see what you do with your copy of this image!!! Make sure to stop back by tomorrow for a little tutorial I've got up my sleeve for you. :))))
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just 'Cause Part 2

Wow, if you haven't had a chance to check out the Just 'Cause Bugaboo Catch The Bug challenge from yesterday - please do - there are so many wonderful causes out there and so many things I learned about this wonderfully talented design team I've had the pleasure of working with for the month of October.

I was in a 'Cause' mood this weekend, so here is another 'cause' card using the Bugaboo Breast Cancer Bunnies and Bears - wonderful how this set of freebies can be used for causes OTHER than Breast Cancer.

My cause for today is Alzheimer's Awareness.
Two and a half years ago, my grandma passed away with complications from Alzheimer's Disease.  A little over three years ago, my husband's grandma Stella also passed away from Alzheimer's Disease.  And presently, my husband's aunt, Aunt Jeanette has Alzheimer's Disease.
It  was so hard watching these once vibrant, very active ladies just go into this state of not remembering loved ones, remembering the past or looking forward to the future.  Forgetting how to do simple every day things and having to be helped to do things on their own - something as simple as using a fork to eat a meal.
My grandma lived with my mom and dad for two years before she passed away.  We smile when we thing of those times - with what little memory she had of things left, she sure could be spit fire - telling YOU how it should be done.
The saddest part of this disease to me is having someone you love look at you and NOT know who you are - not remember things you did together.
So, for Alzheimer's Awareness, I put together this card.
Image - Bugaboo "Breast Cancer Bunnies and Bears"
Paper - Bazzill, Core Couture, Doodlebug Designs & Handmade "Find a Cure" paper
Coloring - Copics
Cuttlebug - Embossing - Swiss Dots
Punches - EK Success
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Bling and Computer Generated Sentiment

Challenges this card is entered in -
So, join us over at The Bug Blog for the "Just 'Cause" Challenge and tell us your story!
Thank you so much for stoppin' by today.  We worked around the house yesterday and got a ton done, so today is a veg day - I got to play in my studio all day!!!
Dinner in the crock pot, so really, we don't even have to cook dinner tonight!!
Now that's MY kind of Sunday!
Happy Hauntin' n' Carftin' Too!

Guess How Many?

With Halloween Right Around The Corner....can you believe it's next Sunday?!
We're doing a little guessing game contest over at Shelly's Images!
It involves Halloween Candy and guessing!
Pop over to Shelly's Images for details on the game and the prize you could win!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just 'Cause Challenge

Welcome to this week's addition of the Bugaboo Catch The Bug Challenge!

The thing I love about this week's challenge is just how many CAUSES there are. 
Joy gave us a link to a Ribbon Awareness page and it really made me think just how many things have affected my life and the lives of others.
A Cause that is near and dear to my heart at this very moment is Esophageal Cancer Awareness.  On January 21st of this year, my dad was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer.  Every day for the last 10 months my family has lived every day with next steps for treatment, chemo, radiation and worry.  It is a cancer that until my dad was diagnosed with it, I'd never heard of.  After his diagnosis, we've learned everything we could ever want to know about this disease.
Next week we have an appointment for another scope and biopsy to see if the 'area' that showed up on his most recent PET scan is cancer or radiation burn.  We pray that it is the latter and that all his cancer has been treated. 
If he wouldn't have gone to the Veteran's Hospital for a 'check-up' they would have found his cancer way too late.
So, not only is Esophageal Cancer a very important cause in our family, but also support of our veterans.

So, this week, because of all the causes that affect us all, we want you to share with us the causes that are near and dear to YOUR Heart!

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Creative Craft World
You can pop over to The Bug Blog for all the contest details and prizes.
Not only do you have the chance to win great things from our sponsor, but you also have the chance to WIN Bugaboo images of your choice.  Be sure you check out all the details on The Bug Blog for playing along.

Image - Bugaboo "Breast Cancer Bunnies & Bears" set
Paper - Recollections & Cardstock from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Circle Nesties, Dimensionals, Computer Generated Sentiment and Doodling
The causes highlighted in this card are:  Orange - Leukemia Awareness, Periwinkle - Esophageal & Stomach Cancer Awareness and Teal - Ovarian Cancer & Post Tramatic Stress Disorder Awareness
Challenges for this Cause -
Crafty Cardmakers - Use a Freebie
Thank you so much for stopping by today for this special challenge.  We can't wait to see the causes that are important to you!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Freebies with a CAUSE!

Happy Friday all - Freebie Friday that is over at Bugaboo!
Jodie has a few freebies today that are just too cute not to fall in love with - and they have a great CAUSE behind them.

Meet The Bunny from the "Breast Cancer Bunnies and Bears" Set.
Adorable, don't you think?
Image - Bugaboo "Breast Cancer Bunnies and Bears Set"
Paper - Paper Studio & Cardstock from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Punches - EK Success
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Stickles, Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Bling AND - DRUM ROLL PLEASE Sewing (Joy and Sandye from the design team have been inspiring me ALL MONTH LONG to get the sewing machine out).

A few challenges for this Friday too -

Run on over to Bugaboo to get your freebies and stop by The Bug Blog for a bit of Design Team inspiration today.

And, if you haven't had your MAMMOGRAM, schedule it and go get 'em squished!!
Thanks so much for stoppin by today!  Stay tuned tomorrow for another fabulous Challenge over at Catch The Bug!!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Time for a New Challenge on this Terrifically Thrilling Thursday!

Yep, it's Thursday and time for a new Terrifically Thrilling Challenge over at Shelly's Images today!
Thanks, Thankful, Thank You, Thankgiving - what do all these have in common?
THANK and that's what this week's challenge revolves around.

I'm not sure about you, but sometimes I don't think I tell the people around me Thank You enough. 
That's why I love my card making hobby!  What's better than a handmade card that is JUST for them?

I love this "Thanks" image that we highlighted last week from Shelly's Images - PERFECT for today's challenge and for the upcoming Thankful holidays we celebrate in the U.S.A.

Be sure to stop by and join us this week for yet another fabulous challenge at Shelly's Images
You could be our weekly winner!

Yep, another reason to be Thankful!  :D
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Yo' Witchy Self!

Can you say -
Well, that's what we're doin' today with Ms. JJ and her Witchy self.  With today being an Oldie But Goodie day at Bugaboo and a little over a week till Halloween - this is just a perfect card for one of my girlie friends.
Image - Bugaboo "JJ Calendar Months - JJC October"
Papers - Bazzill and cardstock from my stash
Punches - Both MS:  Spider Web and Dots
Color - Copics
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Nesties, Computer Generated Sentiment, Corner Rounder, Flat Back BB's, Doodling, Dimensionals and Ribbon

A few challenges for My Inner Witch -
The Hybrid Chick - Halloween
Bee Crafty - Halloween
Stamp Something Challenges - Halloween
Stampin For The Weekend - Halloween
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Halloween
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Boo!!
Creative Inspirations - Spooky

Be sure to stop over at The Bug Blog and check out what some of the other DT folks pulled out of their OBG stash this week.  And, STAY TUNED for tomorrow - yep, Freebie Friday.
A reminder too, you still have time to join us for "The Sweetest Day" Challenge--doesn't have to be a Sweetest Day can get more details here.
(Plus, if you play, you could WIN!!!)
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A day to Learn something NEW

Over at The Bug Blog!

Cammy has something great up her sleeve today!!

In the meantime, I thought I'd share with you a little cutie I put together using the "JJ Tequila & Shoes"
You know, you can never have enough birthday cards in your little card collection (or SHOES in your SHOE collection!)
Image - Bugaboo "JJ Tequila & Shoes" set
Paper - K&Company and Bazzill Bling Brown CS
Coloring - Copics
Punches - Fiskars
Extra STUFF - Bling, Ribbon from my Stash, Stickles and Dimensionals

A few Challenges this sassy girl is being entered into -

Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Have I told you lately . . . .

Just how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween?!

Yep, LOVE Halloween!!  And what could be better than more CUTE Halloween digi's?
You guessed it - Jodie's second new release is Halloween Brats and yep, I WANT THEM ALL!! :D 
They have Accessories too - man, this is like finding a pair of shoes you love and the purse to match ON SALE!!  WOO HOO!!
Image - Bugaboo "Halloween Brats - Wizard"
Paper - Orange Polka Dot Paper from Michaels, Orange, Purple and Yellow Cardstock - all from my stash
Technique - Cuttlebug embossing - Spider Web
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Bling, Stickles, dimensionals, spooky ribbon from my stash and doodling

A few challenges for today's project -
I used the inspiration from Papercraft Star even though I didn't get to post a link (not fast enough).  :)
Get on over to the Bugaboo Store and get your Halloween Brats (and don't forget about Gus too).
Don't forget too, this week's challenge (because we're doin' 'em weekly now) is The Sweetest Day challenge.  Doesn't need to be a Sweetest Day card, but anything sweet!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Watch out for Scooters and old Gezers!!!

So, a few weeks ago when my hubby and I went with my folks to my dad's oncologist appointment, as we were walking out there was a man on a scooter, just buzzin' through the halls of the hospital. 
Of course, both my dad and hubby got a smile on their faces and made the comment, "I need to get me one of them".

Wonder what they'll say when they see good ole' Gus on his scooter today?
If you've never met Gus before, he is a MUST MEET character from Bugaboo's collection.  Gus goes with my favorite broad, Stella.
This is one Birthday set that will never go out of style (and heck, you could even use it for something OTHER than birthdays if you wanted).
Image - Bugaboo "Gus Birthday Set"
Paper - Cardstock from my stash & Kraft
Coloring - Copics
Punches - Both EK Success
Extra STUFF - "Eyelash" yarn from my stash, Nesties Large Deckled Rectangle, Flat Backed Black Bling, Doodling, Stickles, Inking and dimensionals

A few challenges good ole Gus will grace the blog pages of -

Be sure to swing by the Bugaboo Store today and get your Gus Birthday Set. 
Don't forget to stop by the Bug Blog and see all the fabulous projects the design team created too!
I'll have another little post in just a little bit to share ANOTHER new set Jodie is releasing today. 
- boy did you hit the jackpot today - two NEW sets!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Neat-O Technique Tuesday at Shelly's Images

Audrey's drivin' the bus this week over at Shelly's Images and today she's got a great tutorial to make a few speedy cards.

Here's a little sample of what she's doing -
For step by step instructions (and they're super simple instructions), pop over to Shelly's Images Blog and check it out!!  And if you love these pumpkins, you can swing by and pick them up at the SI Store (and check out all the other goodies in the store too!)
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

Halloween is fast approaching and quickly after that, Thanksgiving here in the US.  Shelly came up with this gorgeous Pilgrim Lady. 

Of course, because we weren't around this weekend I didn't get a chance to create a project with it, but if you stop over to the Shelly's Images Blog, you can look at the fabulous projects the design team girlies created.

And the great thing about a Marvelous Monday - SALE price!!
Swing by the store today and get your image!!
You don't want to miss out!!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!

Gettin' Back In The Groove

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We certainly did.  We took a MUCH deserved trip with my mom and dad in the "Lake House" to Tawas Michigan.  It's been years since we've camped in an RV or 5th wheel trailer.  After dad's diagnosis, we've all been looking forward to this trip (and a trip to Aruba sometime soon).
While I don't have any projects to share with you today, I thought I'd share some photos that we took this weekend.  We took a bunch, but I'll just share a few with you.

These few are when we got to our campsite and were getting things set up. 
 My wonderful hubby, ducking before we put the awning up - yep, we're a bunch of shorties and my hubby is 6'5" or so.
This was the Tawas Point Lighthouse - just up the beach from where we stayed this weekend. Glen and I walked the beach on Friday afternoon once we got to the park and got set up.
A different angle of the light house
We just love the sunset photos we too (I must have snapped 30 photos and they're all just gorgeous).  It's hard to pick our favorite, but I think this one is pretty close to our favorite.  :)  This was one of my favorite from Saturday evening.  That spot on the beach - it's actually the sun reflecting - not a bon fire.  Gorgeous, huh?
We too more photos today, but on mom and dad's camera, so hopefully next weekend I'll have a few of those.  We walked the beach on the opposite side of the point, actually went up to the light house, took some photos and just had a nice morning wrapping up a terrific weekend.
I'll be back a bit later - there's lots of great things going on today that I don't want you to miss.
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!