Sunday, February 28, 2010

And..... Baby makes 6 our Exciting Family News!!!! - Tomorrow some Awesome Images to Sneak Peaks for Pixie Dust Studio Down the Rabbit Hole!!!! A Stampendous Alice Release!!!

Good Morning Friends, Stampers, and Family,

I am so excited that I can finally tell all of you why my poor stamiping blog has suffered some the last couple of months and I have not been feeling the best lately but it was all for a very good reason and I am hoping my Energy Level is going to return more to normal in the next few weeks!!!!  Plus I should start feeling much better and much more like stamping again every day!!!

Yesterday we had the most fun day ever!!!  It was Piper our oldests 8th Birthday and for her Birthday she recieved a card and four pictures one of which was the one above.  She looked at them and said "Is that Willow, or Tucker, or Me???"  Then she got a Huge Surprise Smile on her face and screamed "Is mommy having another Baby????"

We told her yes and her present was the pictures and the fact that since it is her Birthday she gets to call all the Grandparents, and special family friends and tell them what she got for her Birthday so she really enjoyed telling over and over "Guess what I got for my Birthday???  A BABY!!!"  She said it was the BEST Birthday present ever!

So we had so much fun all day watching the kids tell each new person we came across especially at Piper's Last Upward Sports Game for the Season I think they told half the church in pretty quick order!!!!

So Here is our Big News I have been keeping Mum about for about 2 months since we found out we are having our 4th (and as far as we know) our final, little addition to the family in Mid September 2010!!!!

I am a little over 11 weeks now and we are very excited and happy and the kids can't wait for the Baby to get her LOL!!!  They know it will still be 6 months away but they are excited.

On Wednesday we went in for our first Sonogram and we got to see the baby move and we got to see little arms and hands and legs and feet in the air it was really exciting and a Happy time for us!!!  We went in expecting to see a little Jelly Bean and here is what we saw instead.

Happy Sunday to Everyone!!!!

Tomorrow I have some really cool images to sneak peak for you!!!!  Pixie Dust Studio is having it's Down the Rabbit Hole - Alice in Wonderland Release Yea!!!!!!


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge DT Sample - Some Gorgeous Paintings from our Etsy Shop, and a Awesome Sponsor Prize this week!!!! Come back tomorrow for some Happy News not DT related!!!!

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!!

I am sorry I have not done much Blogging this week we have had the Bad Colds/Virus stuff going around in town visiting us at our house.  Not lots of fun Marvin had it last week and I have it this week and now Poor 2 year old Tucker has started coughing so I think he is next.  Willow says she is staying Healthy so hopefully that would be great for her!!!

I have been taking Vit B6 and Vit C like crazy so mine has never gone full boar but I have still been under the weather not as much as Marvin was last week though!!!

Today is my oldests 8th Birthday I can not believe she is 8 it just has gone by so fast!!!!!  I am the Mommy that loves them little so it is hard to gulp gulp think of her as 8 years old that is like the beggining of the "Big Girl" years not really a little girl anymore WOW where did the time go????

So Happy 8th Birthday to my Piper Girl!!!
 Seems like just yesterday we were in the Hospital with our very first Baby and we fell so in love with you from the moment we saw you!!!!!  Thank you for being part of our family and enriching our lifes so!!!! 
We Love you!!!!!

So Today we have a very cool Etsy Shop called United Thread and they have some awesome painting for your Inspiration this week.

Our sponsor is Sakura of America the makers of so many cool crafting and stamping and scrapbooking items and their prize this week is totally great too!!!!!  You can see the prize items below!!!  They sent us DT girls many of their awesome adhiesives to try out and some fun pens and silver stickers that you can color and all kinds of yummy goodies I love their products I found I have purchased many from them in the past at Hobby Lobby and other stores, and I used the adhiesives they were kind enough to send us to try on my projects below!!!!

Here is a list of links to all of my DT sisters be sure to check out their great inspiration projects too!!!
Etsy Inspired DT:
This weeks shop had some very cool paintings to see and I loved so many I am sharing several with you below.



   Here are the two paintings I took my inspiration with.

Here are the two Cards I made off these Inspiration Pieces.  I am going to save them for the Fall and give them as Fall Cards I think that is just what came to mind when I saw the pictures above.

In the first Card I used my Pink Cat Studio Limitless Limbs set and I water colored the sky and hand wrote and cut out the sentiment.

This second set uses another of the trees from Pink Cat Studio Limitless limbs set and the birds are from SU! stamp sets.

Here is a close up of the Jewels I added with SU! Rhinestone Brads and the circles I added with stamps and Markers too.

Well I guess that is about it for me for our Etsy Inspiration this week!!!!  I will be back tomorrow afternoon with a BIG Announcement but it is not Design Team or even really stamping related just somthing going on in our house that we are really really excited for!!!!

Have a very Stampendous Saturday Everyone!!!!!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Whimsical Wednesdays with some Flutterby's Added too!!! The Diedrich Dare DT Post awesome sketch this week, and Flutterby Wednesday Too!!!!! A Green Paradise Kinda Day!!!!

      Green Fluttering Whimsical Sketches

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!!

I am feeling some better but tonight I started getting really congested and breathing troubles and so now I wonder if I am getting all that respiratory stuff and colds and Croup for the kids in town that is going around so much here.  I am crossing my fingers it is just sudden allergies that came on me and I am not really getting another type of sickness LOL!!!!  However since My Husband has been sick for a week with it the chances of me or the kids getting it too is pretty good I guess.

So this week our own sweet Madelynn giving us the sketch for the Diedrich Kids and it was a cutie to create with!!!!!!

Don't forget to check out the Diedrich Dare Blog for the Team post this week and my lovely talented Design Team Mates too!!!!!!  We are Welcoming the very Talented Andi to the Dare Devils this week to and I saw her card it is totally Awesome and inspiring!!!  Yea!!!!!  Welcome Andi you will fit right in with all of us Crazy Dare Devils!!!!

The Dare Devil Designers:

Cassie Larson...Heather Schlatter... Jacquie Peifer... Jessica Diedrich... Kim Ross...Rebecca Ednie... Sandra McLean...Randi Whall...Kris...Valerie...Sara... and Andi

Here is Madelynn's Great Sketch for this week:

I also had the chance to play in this weeks Flutterby Wednesday Challenge too!!!  Since I am now on the Honorary Team (which just means I was on the team over a year and so I get the Honor of posting when I can but I am not required to post every week if I have a lot going on.)  So this week I had a chance to add lots of Flutterby's onto my creation!!!! 

To play along all you have to do is create a project with a Butterfly, Fairy, or Angel on it and link it up to the Challenge Blog!!!!

Now onto my card.  I used SU! Cardstocks in Garden Green Kiwi Kiss, and Wild Wasabi, and I used Basic Gray Origins paper pack for the Designer Paper. 

I used Nesties Lg Petite Scalloped Ovals and Lg. Petite Ovals, and I used the Cuttle bug embossing folder D'Vine Swirls.
I used the Body of Flutterby Anya, and the Head of 80's Anya for my main image this week.  I did have to trim down Anya's hair to make it all work!!!!

Copics Used:
Skin - R00, E00, E93, RV21, RV00
Hair: E50, E43, G20, G21
Outfit and Hair Bow: G20, G21, G24, G28, 0, 100
I thought those cute circles off to the right side of the sketch could easily be used as Butterfly's instead!!! So I got out my Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and Punched some out of Carstock and the Designer Origins Paper too.

The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm Butterfly Wishes.
Here is one last look at the card so you can see the dimension.  The layers popped up are the scalloped oval from the card back with two layers of SU! stampin Dimensionals, and the Anya image is popped up using excess foam from my stamps and the Butterflys are stuck on with just a single glue dot behind them.

Have a Very Very Stampendous Monday.  I have to be somewhere at 2:30 today and I am looking forward to it I will be able to tell more after we give Piper her 8th Birthday Present on Saturday it is really FUN FUN FUN stuff though!!!!!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Beloved Die Cuts R Us Challenge Card Finally and a MoJo Monday Project as well as a Farm Fresh Friday The Greeting Farm Challenge Project. Beloved Birthday Surprise!!!!!

Beloved Challenge Birthday Surprise!!!!

Hi Friends well I am feeling quite a bit better today then I did yesterday and I had a few momments to go ahead and get my Die Cuts R Us Challenge done for today.  Our Challenge was to use left over Valentines paper and all of us DT made our creations with the Beloved Paper line the girls did some wonderful things with them too!!!!

So here is my creations for the DT Challenge and her are my Team Mates links again too!!!!  You can see on the DT/Store Blog what all the talent came up with using this gorgeous paper!!!!
Die Cuts R Us

The Team:

Now I also participated in two other challenges with this creation.  The Greeting Farm Farm Fresh Fridays challenge for this week which was to use the colors Guava, Kraft, and Chocolate Chip colors on your card so yes that is why you see so much 'Brown on my creation it was not by choice LOL!!!!

The last challenge I entered was the MoJo Monday Challenge too!!!!  Here is this weeks sketch but I think I missed one of the pannels looking at it now ooooops!!!

Prism Cardstock for the Guava color, SU! Card stock in Kraft, and Chocolate Chip, NeeNah White Cardstock for stamping and coloring on , and Beloved Paper (can be purchased at the Die Cuts R US Store.

Image colored in these Copics:
Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV21, RV00
Hair: E30, E31, E35, E37, E29
Dress Hair Ribbon and Cake: R20, R32, R43
Several places around the card I used my Chocolate Cherry Dew Drops to raise the paisleys up by outlining the paisly print with the Dew Drops.
One last look for the Dimension!!!
Hope you are having a Stampendous Tuesday Everyone!!!!!


Not feeling Well at all, no stamping time for me, but today is the new challenge at Die Cuts R Us Today!!!

 Hi Everyone!!!!,

You may have noticed I have not blogged for a few days.
I have really not been feeling well the last couple of days and just have no energy plus this weekend when I did feel O.K. Marvin was quite ill and so I did not get any stamping time done then either.

I am so sorry I have nothing to share with you, but I did want to mention the Challenge going on at Die Cuts R Us starting today. 

Please head out to my Team Mates and the Store Blog to see all of their wonderful creations for inspiration!!!!  I will post my card for the challenge as soon as I am up to stamping some!!!!
Die Cuts R Us

The Team:


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge DT Sample - Another Great Inspiration Shop and another great Sponsor to win from this week!!!! Pink and Green Flowers and Fairy's.

Pink and Green Flowers and Fairys

Happy Saturday and Etsy Inspired Day All!!!,

Ah Saturday today we have a first time Hair Cut for Porkers our Puppy who just turned a year old should be fun for him and then Piper has Cheerleading in a game for Upward Sports.

Well this week we have a wonderful Sponsor and a wonderful Etsy Shop for you too!!!!  I did not get my e-mail out in time to get my image from the sponsor to showcase so I used one of my favorite Greeting Farm Fairy's to showcase the gorgeous Fairy's in the Inspiration Etsy Shop for the Week The Enchanted Beehive.

This weeks sponsor for one of the Prizes is Doodle Palace They are giving 2 Digi's of your choice for this weeks Etsy Inspired Challenge Winner!!!  Doodle Palace has some wonderful images so don't forget to check them out too!!!! 

The Etsy Shop is also letting you pick out the item of your choice in the store as a prize for winning the challenge!!!  To play along go to my link for the Etsy Inspired Blog and after you have gained inspiration from the Etsy shop then head on out to make a creation any kind of creation off that inspiration piece and link it up to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog by 12 Noon PST next Friday.

Etsy Inspired DT:

And Here is my Card for the week.  I used some of my Favorite Basic Gray Papers, some Prima Flowers and some sheer organza ribbon from Hobby Lobby.  The Card Stock is SU! Pretty in Pink The brads are from SU!'s Pretty's kit rhinestone brads.   I used my large oval Nesties and a corner ticket punch from SU!

I colored the sweet Fairy with these Copics:
Hair: R81, RV02, RV06
Skin: E00, R00, RV21
Dress: BG10, BG15
Wings: Bubble Gum Shimmerz.

 O.K. I am off to bed I am exhausted tongith it has been a really long day and I am ready for some relaxing sleep that is for sure!!!!

Have a Great Day and I hope to see you play in the challenge this week!!!!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Feature Friday with The Character Cafe DT - Red, White, and Black Birthday Surprise with some Mojo Monday too!!!!

Red, White, and Black

Birthday Surprise!!!!!

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!

Today is a busy day for me I have to watch a Friends kido from 8:30am to 10:40am and then I am running her kido and two of mine to her house so I can go to a Dr.'s Appointment with my Husband which he feels I totally could avoid going but I know the Dr. Well and want to be there if nothing else he will get special treatment from me being a Nurse the Dr. knows well and is going to go the extra mile for myself or one of my family members!!!!!

So today it is my turn to head on out to Challenge Land and find a challenge to participate in for my Feature Friday Card this week.  Kendra the Challenge Owner issued a very challenging challenge to the girls on the other half of this weeks team so don't miss seeing what they all came up with I know I am looking forward to seeing how they all did her challenge!!!

Sr. DT
Angela...Annamarie "Lola"...Deanne...Diane...Piali...Rachel...Sheri ..."Fink"

This week I decided to participate in the MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge and here is a picture of the sketch I did for this weeks challenge.

And here is my creation.  I used SU! cardstock in Real Red, Basic Black, and NeeNah White Cardstock I used a Martha Stewart boarder punch and my Nesties labels 1 set and the small scallop circles and the large circles Nesties too!!!  I also used a DCWV black and white paper stack for the patterned paper.
I hand wrote the sentiment because I could not find the right one that was the right size to fit in the space I had available!!!
For some reason all of my careful blending and shading is not showing up I was so proud of how all my red coloring came out but you can not really see it all here sorry!!!!
Box: R20, R11, R32, R35, R29
Monster and Bow: C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, 100

Here is a side view so you can see the dimension and the card at a different angle!!!!

Well wish me luck tomorrow it is going to be a long day but I will be glad when it is all done, and I know my Husband will be really glad when it is all done!!!!  Have a really great Friday everyone and I will see you tomorrow for my Etsy Post!!!!!!