Sunday, September 10, 2017

Painters...and a GIVEAWAY!

Hey, y'all! There's not a whole lot of time for blogging these days since I have a Senior, a Freshman, and a three year old. But I partnered with a local business here in Midlothian, TX for a fun post and a giveaway, and I wanted to tell you about it!!

I know I'm not the only one who gets a wild hair to make a project, but then halfway through I realize I don't have a couple of things I need. That's where Home Run Deliveries comes in! I know it says food delivery, but the awesome thing is...they will deliver just about anything!!! So if I run out of adhesive or need something from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, guess what?? They've got you covered. They will even text (or call) while they're shopping to make sure you get exactly what you need. Cool, huh? I can't tell you how many times I've been home with a sick kid and needed Tylenol, Pedialyte, or Lysol. Now I can just go online and send a special request. I also love that they will deliver food or treats to the teachers at school! It makes my single mama life so much easier. This is Joey, the owner and brains behind HRD!

I'm sure he thought I was nuts when I asked for some interesting items. I wanted to try stamping with celery and apples, but someone (ahem, my children) ate all the apples before I could use them. After we covered the table with an old sheet, we laid out all our supplies. Dean was so excited!

He was really more into painting on the watercolor paper than stamping with the celery. We even tried out stamping with straws and cookie cutters!

Here's his beautiful work of art! I'm thinking we might cut this up into card fronts and add sentiments. It looks pretty cool!

This was my first attempt at stamping with celery. It wasn't sliced completely straight, but it worked! Note: Don't do what I did here and just smash your celery into the paint. Dab it on with a foam brush...that worked MUCH BETTER.

It makes a pretty cool rose shape, though!

We tried out a couple of different color combinations, and found some that we really liked. The purple and cranberry worked extremely well together!

Now our projects are drying so we can make some cards! I'll post those in a bit when they're finished.

And now, the giveaway!! Home Run Deliveries is offering ONE HALF PRICE DELIVERY to one of my lucky Midlothian readers!! That's a great deal!! To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me about a time when you could have used Home Run Deliveries. Make sure you leave your name and email address so I can contact the winner! For an extra entry, visit Home Run Deliveries on Facebook, like their FB page and share their post about this blog! The contest will run through Friday 9/15/17 at 12:00 PM Central. I'll select the winner via and announce them on Friday afternoon. Ready? Set? Go!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hello, it's me... I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet...

Hey, y'all! It has been about 3 1/2 years since I've updated my blog...I almost forgot how. So much has happened, and I'm sure I'll do a "catch-up" post, but for now, I have a fabulous baby girl card to share since they have all made their way to their destinations. Yes, I made 55 of these...and can I say...ONLY for my sister *grin*

 I stamped this image from an old Stampin' Up set called Buggies & Booties in black ink and colored it with Copics. Which have been sitting in my closet for 3 years and are still in working order. Totally amazing. Anyway, here's a closer look:
And here's a semi-current photo of my boys and me. Caleb will be 16 next week, Cole is 13, and Dean is our newest addition. He's now 2 years old.
Anyway, there is so much I want to share, but I'll save it for another day...just wanted to say hi, and I'm BAAAAAACCCCKKK!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

So I'm going to seek a certain lad I've had in mind...looking everywhere, haven't found him yet...he's the big affair I cannot forget...

Happy Wednesday, y'all! First of all, thank you all so much for the love you left on the blog made my week! And now it's time for another Simon Says Stamp Challenge!
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
This week our challenge is We're so use chevrons, hexagons, and/or neon on our creations. Here's my card:
I used the Quilt Cuts 1 Dies from Wplus9 to cut hexagons from different patterns out of the Simple Stories Happy Day 6x6 pad. I adhered them to a kraft panel, and attached that to another kraft piece with a larger border. I stamped the sentiment from the Year Round Sentiments set from Hero Arts in Versamark and embossed in white on another kraft strip (yes, I have a kraft addiction...). The star is from the same set, and I added stamped stars inside the card as well. To finish it off, I added some Ocean Twine from The Twinery. Since I was making this to brighten the day of a certain special guy, I couldn't make it too frilly. The sentiment is perfect, since that's what I call him. *wink* Here's a closer look:
Thanks so much for stopping by today...and don't forget to play along to win a fabulous prize! You can see all the details and other inspiration for the challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog.

Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Let me take you down...'cause I'm going to strawberry fields...

Happy Thursday, y'all! I did some more stamping yesterday, and decided to play along with this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.
Fun sketch, right? Here's what I created:
I pulled out Say it Loud and heat embossed the sentiment in white. The strawberry is from Big Berries, and I inked that up using the Rock and Roll technique and then added the stem before cutting the whole thing out. Here's a closer look:
Using a tracing wheel, I added the faux stitching to the edges of the panels and sponged some Tea Dye ink as well. To finish it off, I sprinkled on a few Bon Bons from Stamping those things!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I hope you're having a fabulous week!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I've been long, a long way from here...put on a poncho, played for mosquitos, and drank 'til I was thirsty again...

Happy Wednesday, y'all! I have the pleasure of being in the Designer Spotlight this month for the Simon Says Stamp store, and they have some amazing things going on including a huge new STAMPtember™ release of fabulous stamps and dies! You can see them all HERE.

Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. Over the past 10 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a STAMPtember™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

We are kicking off the STAMPtember™ festivities with a Design Team Blog Hop! The hop starts at the Simon Says Stamp Blog, and you also have a chance along the way to win a shopping spree! Check out the details at the end of my post.
For our challenge this week, we are asking you to Put a STAMP On It (you must use a stamp somewhere on your cards/creations NO DIGI'S allowed this week!)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
I am celebrating STAMPtember™ with, of course, a handmade, stamped card!
The focal image was cut with the All Occasion Label Die from Wplus9 and the sentiment is from the Shoot for the Stars clear set. I added some Teal Stripe Washi Tape down the side, and an orange panel embossed with the Seeing Spots embossing folder. The smiley faces are from the same stamp set, stamped in yellow ink on gray cardstock. Here's a closeup:
The finishing touch is a few self-adhesive rhinestones from my stash. THOSE make me happy!

Now...for the fun stuff...some prizes! Each of my teammates has a special handmade work of art to share with you and also more prizes along the way! Also, if you play along with the Put a STAMP On It! Challenge, you could be the lucky winner of our GRAND PRIZE $100 Simon Shopping Spree!
In order to be eligible for any of the prizes you must complete the hop, leaving comments at all the blogs along the way AND enter the challenge. You can do it! We will announce the winners as soon as possible after the hop finishes at 8am EST on Wednesday, September 12th.

Thanks so much for stopping by on the hop is Sarah, and I know she has something gorgeous for you.  Have a fabulous week!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Just shoot for the stars, if it feels right, then aim for my heart...

Happy Monday, y'all! It's my day to post on The Twinery Blog today, and I thought I'd share with you here as well! Today is our first day of school down here in Texas, and I wanted to make a card for Colton (who no longer wants to be known as Cole), my big 4th grader, to find in his binder tomorrow.
I thought some Charcoal Twine would be pretty adorable as shoelaces, so I cut some gray panels trimmed in black and punched holes for the laces. A half circle works as the toe, and I added some stars on the sides and a cute little sentiment from the Shoot for the Stars set from Simon Says Stamp.  
And a look at the inside:
The stars were stamped in Neon Orange ink from Hero Arts, and the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black over the top. I hope this made his day!!

NOW. I need you to settle an argument around here. The boys thought this looked nothing like a shoe, and said it looks like R2D2 upside down, wearing a vest. I need your thoughts! I told them I would take a poll and see what y'all said. *grin*
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a fabulous Monday!

Friday, August 17, 2012

And any time you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain...don't carry the world upon your shoulders...

Happy Friday, y'all! How have y'all been? We have been running crazy getting ready to go back to school in a week...not like I'm counting. *wink*

I have a few more cards to share with you from the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges. This one features the new Strawberry Twine, Text Objects background stamp from Verve, and a cute little stamp set and papers from Basic Grey.
A closer look:
Next up is a clean and simple card with more Verve stamps:
I used two of the flowers from Abundant Blessings in bright colors, then stamped the sentiment from Fabulous You in black Versafine ink. Then I added some coarse crystal glitter to the flower centers.
Well, that's it for today...thanks so much for stopping by! I'll have more for you soon, I hope you have a great weekend!

Hey Friend Card:
Stamps: Text Objects (Verve), Basic Grey Birdies & Sentiment
Paper: Barely Banana, Basic Black, Kraft, White, Urban Prairie DP from Basic Grey
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Strawberry Twine (The Twinery), Circle Punch, Dimensionals, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Gel Pen

Fabulous Flowers Card:
Stamps: Abundant Blessings, Fabulous You (Verve)
Paper: White, Regal Rose
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Rosebud, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Quickie Glue Pen, Coarse Crystal Glitter