Sunday, October 18, 2009

Apple Picking on a beautiful day!!!

Just a beautiful day here today, so we took a field trip to the apple orchard. I felt great to be outside in the sunshine!!!

Only Kelsey (first born) came with, Lisa (2nd born) stayed home. So Kelsey brought her BF, Jenna.

All too soon, we will be cooped up inside with winter just around the corner. Yuck.
Can we just SKIP Winter please???!!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #17

Here is the Truly Scrumptious Challenge for this week!!! I used a brand new to me Stampin Up set called Beware Pirates. How fun!!! This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge created by Sharon and a great sketch it is!!! We are to include doodling on our creation somewhere. (I missed this part when I made my card, sorry :(!!!)

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on this challenge:

Now I just turned the sketch around to accomodate my image. Have fun and dont forget to hop on over to the Truly Scrumptious blog and check out all of the awesome creations the rest of the Design Team has made for you for some great inspiration to get started on this challenge!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Pirates Beware, Polka Dot
Paper: All Stampin Up: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Ghostly Greetings (Retired, last years Halloween Designer paper)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Real Red Brads, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #16

Here we go again, Truly Scrumptious Challenge #16!!! We have a great sketch for you this challenge created by Heather. Our twist with this challenge is to use a MINIMUM of 3 stamps not including your sentiment.

Here is the sketch:

and here is my take on this challenge:

Our sponsor for this challenge is Design House Papercrafts. Check out their website, they have some AWESOME stuff you will have to have!!!

Check out the Truly Scrumptious Challenge Blog for all the details for this challenge!!! The design team has put together some BEAUTIFUL inspiration to get you started on your own!!!

Here are supplies I used for my card:

Stamps: All stamps are from Stampin Up, Good Friend, Medallion
Papers: Stampin Up Colors: Baja Breeze, Regal Rose and Whisper White
Background Papers: Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Inks: Stampin Up inks: So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Basic Black
Accessories: Basic Grey Pearls, Prima Flowers, Stampin Up bling brads, Stampin Up Three For You flower punch, Stampin Up Finial Press Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by my blog and make it a great day!!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pictures from Indy Race weekend

First off, I have to say, all of the above pictures are courtesy of my youngest daughter Lisa since I left my camera in the camper. Thank you Lisa!!!

Can you say PIT PASSES!!! It all started Friday night when we were attending the Nascar Truck Series race at the Chicagoland Speedway. I went down to go to the bathroom and I was walking back to my seat when I say this guy with his little boy up on his shoulders and it was so darn cute, I tapped him on the arm and said "That is so cute with you little boy on your shoulders, too bad I left my camera in the camper". He said oh thanks. Are you going to be at the race tomorrow? (the Indy car races). I said, yes Im gonna be here. He then asked me if I wanted 2 Pit Passes. Well how can I pass those up? I believe he bought them so he could take his young son in there but didnt realize no one under the age of 10 can go in the pits. So he gave them to me!!! Yahhhhhhhhhh for me. lol

So I go back to the stands and show Jay and the girls the Pit Passes. Jay and I both agreed the girls could use them and go down there the next day together. Can you believe they actually get in a fight before they even get to the Pits and Kelsey turns around and comes all the way back to the parking lot and informs me that I can go with Lisa. I couldnt believe it. So Lisa and I went down there. It was sooooo cool. We even got to meet HELIO CASTRONEVES!!! What a smile!!! We walked all around back there, visited VICTORY LANE, sat on Pit Wall, walked all around the garages watching them getting all the cars ready. It was awesome!!! Too bad Helio crashed on lap 185. How sad :( !!!

Enjoy!!! Make it a great day!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pictures from Michigan

Just wanted to share some of the beautiful pictures I collected along our travels in Northern Michigan in August. It was a bit cooler then I would have liked but we still had a great time. These are just a few of them. I will post more in a few days!!!!!

Going back to Southern Michigan for Labor Day weekend!!! Have a great time, play safe and make it a great holiday weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #15

Hello, can you believe we are now going on Challenge #15 for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge???!!! We have a sketch for you to follow and the theme will be Indian Summer. Lets make summer last as long as we can!!!

Here is the sketch:

and here is my take on this challenge:

This week we are delighted to welcome Home Impressions as our sponsor. As well as stocking a fantastic range of well known stamps they also have their own range so pop over to their website to take a look. They are offering the winner of this challenge this fabulous set of 'Jack & Jill' stamps:

Head on over to the Truly Scrumptious blog to see the rest of the Design Teams fabulous artwork and find all the details on how to play along!!!

There is nothing better to me then stealing one more day away at the beach before summer comes to an end. Thanks for stopping by and making it a great day!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sweet Stop Sketch Saturday #18

Well, I finally did it!!! I stamped something for the first time in over a month. I started out easy and simple. I used Sweet Stops Sketch Saturday for the sketch and the stamps and papers are Stampin Up. Dont you just love these colors together? I got the color combo from the Designer Papers I used. They are called Thoroughly Modern by Stampin Up. The colors are Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede (new In-Colors), Rose Red and Sahara Sand. The ribbon is the Melon Mambo polka dotted grosgrain and I also stamped the words in that color also.

I just really followed the sketch and didnt add very much in accessories. Had to ease back into this slowly lol.

Thanks for looking and make it a great day!!! We finally have sunshine today!!!