Friday, April 30, 2010

I have Internet again Finally!!!! The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday Challenge - DT creation

A Gothic Bedroom for Critter 


Happy Friday Everyone!!!!

Sorry for the late post today but we were without Internet for almost a day after a big Wind/Rain Storm last night!!!

So Now I am finally here to share my Farm Fresh Friday Challenge Card for you!!!!  This week we had a Gothic Decorated Bedroom for inspiration!!!

After you are done here make sure to head out and visit all of my TGF Critter Crew and Farmer DT sisters.  This week we are saying a very sad Good Bye to the only original TGF farmer left on the team and welcoming fellow Critter Crew DT Mercy to the Farmer Team Yea!!!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Jessica Diedrich - DT Coordinator
Cheryl Walker
Cindy Haffner
Kadie Ensley
Kim Nath
Mary Giles
Melyssa Connolly
Randi Whall
Now for my creation for the week and yes you are seeing the color BROWN on my card I just did not have much choice with that inspiration challenge but I did try to make Black and Green the more prominent colors in my card for the week!!!!  LOL!!!  ( You know how much I dislike the color Brown!!!!)
I used one of the new Critter Crew Digi's he is just so adorable!!!!
Image is colored in these Copics:
C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, B100, 0
G20, G21, G24, RV21, E31, E35
Here is a side view of my creation so you can see the dimension everything is popped up using excess foam and rubber from my TGF stamps.

Well tonight we are going to a Carnival at my oldest's school it is a HUGE affair with over 800 students and their families and booths from 35 classrooms and dinner and all kinds of other fun too the kids are very excited to go!!!

Have a Very Stampendous Friday afternoon and evening everyone!!!!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Some Pictures of Baby #4 From the 20 week Sonogram on Monday Afternoon

Happy Thursday Everyone!!!

Well today I am stamping away amongst playing with Tucker Cleaning my Kitchen and Living room and waiting to go pick up Willow from Pre-K at noon.  I have several project for you in the next couple of days but I thought today you might enjoy seeing pictures of Baby #4 who is contently growing and moving around like a wild child in my Bwelly (as Tucker puts it)!!!!

The Baby was so activly moving all over the place they had a hard time getting good still pictures but we did get a CD with 22 pictures on it.  I added 5 of the best for you to see.

Have a Wonderful Thursday Everyone and I hope you enjoy the pictures!!!

Baby's Profile they had a really had time getting this since Baby would not stay still for 2 seconds!!!
If you look in the upper middle left you can see the face two dark spots are the eyes and the white in the middle is the nose then look below that and you can see the chin and cheeks off to the side.
The only other profile picture they could get.
Hand and Fingers
Face and Hands up on either side of  face Tummy is the largest part and the dark spot in the center fo the tummy/torsso is the heart.
Cute Little Foot!!!

Have a Stampendous Thursday All!!!!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Do you Dare??? A Spring Challenge for the Diedrich Dare - Whimsical Wednesday Challenge!!!! Thank You to The Greeting Farm for Sponsoring us this month!!!!

Happy Happy Wednesday Stampers, Family, and Friends!!!!!

Today we have a "Spring Challenge" issued by Miss Madelynn Diedrich for the Dare Challenge this week it is simple just make a Spring Card!!!!  How much easier can it be then that???

All of my Team Mates have come up with some creative Spring themes so be sure to check them out for some wonderful inspiration and Eye Candy today!!!!
The Dare Devil Designers:

The Winmsical Wednesday Diedrich Dare Challenge Blog:
Now for my Card.  Last year when I got this set Pond Friends from The Greeting Farm which I still love love love, I made a similar card but it got spilled on before I had the chance to give it away and I actually had a need to give a card just like this so I changed it up a bit and made another one for your viewing pleasure today!!!!
My Background is made totally from Sponging on inks to create the Park/Pond Scene.  I colored up the Frog Turtle, and Fish with my Copics.
 G20, G21, G24, G28, G29
 YR00, YR02, YR04, YR09, YR68
 G20, G24, G03, G07, G14, G17, Y21, Y28

Well now that I have spent 2 hours fighting with Blogger and the new picture up loader I will go ahead and post this now.  I am not to hip on when blogger makes all these changes and there is no alerting it's users to the changes and how they work.

Tonight Marvin will be 2 hours away at a Alumni Board Meeting with the President of  K-State so he will not be home till late tonight it is going to be interesting evening getting all of the kids to church and home and baths and in the middle of that running to a friends Pre-Sale for her yard sale so I can go through the kids clothes before the sale actually happens.  She is selling all of her kids clothes 0 months to 10 years in boys and 0 months to 6 years in girls so I don't want to miss the chance!!!

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone!!!!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Die Cuts R Us DT Challenge Day. Challenge #36 Double Duty!!!! Next Week we (Die Cuts R Us DT and STore) are moving to a New DT/Store Blog over at A Crafty Little Place!!!

Double Duty Challenge with

some Puddle Jumpers!!!!
Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!!

Today is he day for the new challenge over at Die Cuts R Us DT Blog.  Speaking of which don't forget that next week we will be moving to our new Home A Crafty Little Place Blog instead of the Die Cuts R Us DT Blog!!!!!  We are also Celebrating the first full year of business next week too!!!!  Yea Die Cuts and Claudia!!!!

So today's challenge is Called Double Duty and we were supposed to make 2 of somthing.  I decided to get out my Puddle Jumpers and make two cards using the papers from American Crafts and I would make 2 of the same layout one with a Girl Puddle Jumper Stamp and one with a Boy Puddle Jumper Stamp!!!!

I have already peaked over on the blog and I see that my team mates all did wonderful Double Duty creations so don't forget to head on over and check them all out!!!!
Die Cuts R Us

The Team:
So now onto my creations for this week.  Here is the First Card using Daisy Puddle Jumper (available at the Die Cuts R Us store Puddle Jumpers are Die Cuts R Us own stamps designed by our very own DT member Lori Boyd Yea!!!!

Daisy Puddle Jumper Card the Female Version!!!!
For this creation above I used the Die Cuts R Us Puddle Jumper stamps and used Daisy.  I created the Basic Layout I wanted to use on both cards and I used the Designer Paper Line American Crafts Everyday Collection, that is available at DCRU (link below)!!!  I also used some of that lucious May Arts Satin ribbon by the yard and some Dew Drops from the Cherry Chocolate set.
Daisy is colored up in these copics:
Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV02
Hair: E30, E33, E57
Outfit: RV22, RV32, RV34, G20, G21, G24, B91, B95, B97, Y06, Y08, Y38
Kitty: C1, C3, RV02
Now for the Boy Card I got out my Lucas Puddle Jumper Stamp and some more of the American Crafts Everyday Collection Papers and some Dew Drops and my lg Oval and Sm. Oval Nesties as well.

Lucas is colored up in these Copics:
Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV02
Hair: E30 E33, E57
Outfit: G20, G21, G24, B91, B93, B95
Chick: E06, E08, E38

Here is the Recipe of where you can find most of the supplies I used over at the DCRU store!!!

Glue Dots Flames

Now for 2 last views of my creations so you can see the dimension added using excess rubber and foam from my stamps!!!

Well I am off to bed I am tired today!!!


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge DT Creation - 2 Great Projects this week!!! Let's get Monkey for Me!!!!

Just Monkey'ing Around

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!!

Well I am back from my Girls Only Trip to Denver CO.  and I have a new Etsy Inspired Challenge for you!!!!

This week we have a fun shop for you called  Bee Things There are also two Prizes this week the one from the Etsy Shop can be found here it is a cute T-Shirt.

We also have a Great Sponsor that you all have probably heard of a company called Cosmo Cricket!!!!  Yea!!!!

Here is the Prize Pack from Cosmo Cricket:
Give Away:

Black Board Memory Box

Crafting Kit - Joy Ride

Crafting Kit - Material Girl

Set of Tiny Letters

Etsy Inspired DT:
De Swanick... Emily Niehaus... Heather Schlatter... Jackie Bowman... Joy Stagg... Kerry Angeles ...Shannon Bracken (not playing this week)... Tiffany Johnson(on a break until May)...Links to our April Guest Designers are on the Etsy Inspired Blog!!!

Here are some of the Inspiration Pieces I picked for your Eye Candy this week:

And Here is the Piece I picked out for the Inspiration  for my creation this week:

Now onto my card for the week.
For this inspiration challenge I pulled out SU Card Stocks and my SU Stamp Set Sock Monkey.  I used the SU Card Stock Lovely Lilac, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and More Mustard.  I distressed with the same colored inks and I used a couple SU punches Sm Oval, Lg Oval, and Ticket Corner.  I embossed the Sock Puppet Monkey with Copper embossing powder and then colored in with SU Markers.

Well I hope you are all having a wonderful week!!!  I am still feeling very relaxed and so enjoyed my Girls Weekend away last weekend!!!!  Today I am going to my Next Door Neighbors Stamp Camp from 9am to 11am and then hanging out with my girls and Husband for the rest of the day and then tomorrow morning we are heading out at 8am to go to my nephews infant baptism and hang out with Marvin's family afterwards.

My 2 year old has been away at Marvin's Parents Farm for a week and we are getting him back on Sunday!!!!  I am so excited to see him, but he does not seem to excited to come home he told me today "I stay at Farm" "Feed Cows"  I totally think he would love to move up there and then come and visit us for a week at a time here and there!!!  LOL!!!!

Hope you can play in the challenge this week.  Just head out to the Inspiration Shop pick out an Inspiration Piece create somthing off of it and then post the link to your creation on the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog (Link above).

Have a Very Very Stampendous Saturday Everyone!!!!


Friday, April 23, 2010

"Going Green" - This weeks Farm Fresh Fridays DT Creation for The Greeting Farm Critter Crew DT!!!!

Going Green Whimsical Style!!!!!

Hey There Stampers, Friends, and Family!!!!

It so feels good to stamp and create again after a much needed week off I really had fun putting this crazy card together!!!!

About Earth Day and Going Green!!!!
This weeks Challenge for Farm Fresh Fridays is to "Go Green" you can interperet that any way you want!!!  IE.... Using Green colors papers and embellies, Using Recycled or well used materials instead of fun new stuff.  Getting out the old Brown Lunch sack to craft with (which I wanted to do but figured out we did not have any a little to late to go pick some up!!!

I thought about going Green and I thought about everything that means and it made me think back to the 60's when some of that mentality started back then it was mostly the "Hippies" and "Tree Huggers" that cared about the Earth and the Planet and it certainly was not somthing they were teaching in school.  I helped in my 2nd Graders class this week and they were studying Earth day if you did not already know it is April 22nd and the very first Earth Day was in 1970 the idea of Earth day was proposed by a Senator to the Senate and House in 1969.  So here we are 40 years later and "Going Green" is a very normal used term not only for us adults but also for kids as little as my Pre-Schooler who also learned about ways to take care of the Earth all week!!!!

So for my Card I thought back to the "Hippies" of the 60's and 70's and I thought I am going to go Hippie and be Free and Whimsical with my "Going Green Challenge" I hope you can see my take on the challenge and can have fun with it too!!!!!  To me "Going Green" is also Distressing and roughing up too so I had to distress my image by crumbling it over and over, and I distressed several paper edges with a kitchen knife!!

Don't forget to check out all of my Farm Fresh Friday Team mates and see what they have to offer in "Going Green Style"!!!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"

The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Jessica Diedrich - DT Coordinator
Cheryl Walker
Cindy Haffner
Kadie Ensley
Kim Nath
Mary Giles
Melyssa Connolly
Randi Whall

Here is my Take on the "Going Green" Challenge there is actually a lot more going on with this card then showes up on the Screen!!!

I really wanted a Fun Funky creation so I took the Birds and Swirls Embossing Folder and I ran it through the Die Cut Machine in many different positions and directions as well!!!  I also got out my Boarder Cuttle Bug Folder and I made Flower Boarders on Flowred Paper and then cut out the Flowered Boarders to put in places around the card!!!

For this creation I used SU! Card Stocks in Kraft and Handsome Hunter and the DSP is Basic Gray Origins pack.  The ribbon I am not sure on!!!!

The Pretty Pony is colored up with these Copics:

Coat: G20, G21, G24
Hoofs and Hair: G00, G02
Bows and Braid: YG00, YG03, YG09
Birds and Ground: E30, E35, RV00, RV06
And one last view to see some of the deminsion on this crazy whimsical creation!!!

Well I am off to bed pretty tired and need some sleep I hope you enjoyed my creation for the "Going Green" Farm Fresh Friday Challenge!!!!

If you want to play this week just make a creation using any TGF image and use the challenge to "Go Green" in any way you see fit!!!  Then when you are done upload it to the FFF Folder in the TGF gallery by next Wednesday Night and you will be eligible to win this weeks prize!!!!

Have a Stampendous Friday Everyone I am going to have fun playing with my kids today!!!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm BACK!!!! From my Girls Only Trip to Denver Co. Had a Blast loved the Spa Day and now I am misserably behind on stamping :-)!!!

 Good Morning Friends, and Family, and Stampers too!!!

I am back from my Trip and it was so awesome I had so much fun and am so so relaxed and ready to take on the world again LOL!!!!

Now I am misserably behind on Stamping so I am going to stamp away on Thursday while Willow enjoys a play date here with a good friend

Missing my little Man (Two and a half year old Tucker!!!!)  He is still at the Farm with Grandma and Poppy Schlatter.  I miss him but he is not really missing us I think he would love to just move to the Farm he loves it there so much!!!

Hope to be back soon with some stamping creativity to share, and hope all is well with all of you!!!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

3 Hours till I board a Train and head to Colorado for a Girls Weekend away!!!! Won't be posting until Wednesday or late Tuesday afternoon so Have a Wonderful Weekend Stampers and Friends!!!!

Hi Friends and Stampers!!!!,

In just 3 hours I will be leaving to meet up with my Best Friend from Jr. High and High School for a Girls Weekend away trip we have been trying to plan for 5 years now LOL!!!!

Spa appointments this afternoon for Massages and Pedicures then I am FINALLY getting my lap top and we will do some shopping a fun Fancy Dinner or two and relaxing away from the kid's and husbands can't wait!!!

 Have a Wonderful Weekend and I will be back on Wednesday with a Post then!!!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday's Challenge Creation for The Greeting Farm Critter Crew DT - a Sketch from Mary! I am leaving on the Train tonight for a Girls Weekend away trip Yea!!!!!

    A New Critter and a Fresh

 Sketch for the Farm

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!!!

It is Farm Fresh Friday Challenge Time and our DT girls have some wonderful samples for you all to see!!!!

DT for The Greeting Farm - "Critter Crew"
The Greeting Farm - Farmers DT girls:
Jessica Diedrich - DT Coordinator
Cheryl Walker
Cindy Haffner
Kadie Ensley
Kim Nath
Mary Giles
Melyssa Connolly
Randi Whall

And here is the Awesome Sketch from TGF Farmer Mary!!!

And.... My take on the sketch
I used Basic Gray Origins paper pack and some dark green linen cardstock.  The green perls on each of the corners are from Die Cuts R Us and I love them!!!!  The Flowers are Prima.
I colored my image using these copics:
Fur: W00, W1, W3, W5
Clothes and Jam and Bread: G20, G21, G24, RV00, E31, E35
And one last view to show some of the dimension on the card.

 Well I hope you play in the challenge this week all you have to do is use Mary's sketch which is above and then link your creation into the TGF gallery under this weeks Farm Fresh Friday challenge by Wednesday night.  This weeks prize is any Free 4 x 6 stamp set of your choice what could be better???

Have a Very Very Stampendous Friday Everyone!!!!

Tonight at 4am I am getting on a train to go to Colorado to spend a girls weekend away with my Best Friend from Jr. High/High School/ and Beyond we are doing all kinds of fun stuff like a Spa Day Trip for Massages and Pedicures and lots of shopping and relaxing we both have 3 kids and of cource I have one more on the way so this trip is very much needed and if I do say so myself deserved LOL!!!!

I'll be back in town Tuesday morning on the train and I will post on Wednesday my Dare Devil Card!!!!