Monday, February 27, 2012

All The Time

Quick card for you this AM, I am knee deep in publication projects.
A creation won a free stamp set from OWH 
called All The Time produced and sold by Hero Arts
When you purchase this set Hero Arts donates to
 OWH, so go get one here...

Here is your Sketch 110 for this week. 
 Hopefully I will be able to play along and get a creation posted for you.

 Product list...
All the Time by Hero Arts
Yankee Doodle dp from We R Memory Keepers
Clock hands from Bead Landing Found Objects
Brad and ink from SU
card stock PTI

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

OWH sketch challenge 109

A simple layout this week for OWH, I LOVE IT!

This week is sponsored by...

So dang cute, and it makes wonderful OWH creations.
follow the link to snag it, while you are there look around they have some awesome stuff.

No Copics were used all done in PS.  
If anyone knows of some cool feather brushes will you leave the link in the comments.  Thanks;)

CAS almost one layer.  Used the digital Happy Bird Freebie along with 
PTI All About You and All About You additions stamp sets and Heart Die.

Jessica, is home with pink eye.  Yucky!!!! 
She is missing dress up day at school and little Snow White is SAD:(

Huston we have a problem it is snowing in South Dakota in February, what is up with that?
We have been so blessed with an extremely mild winter to date.

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Good Dog Treats

Wanna Treat?
Go ahead, you can have one.
Made from 4 ingredients 
Water 1 1/4 cup
Flour 2 cups
Oatmeal 1 cup
Peanut Butter 1/3 cup
Our doggies LOVE them, even the girls had a few;)
Found on Pinterest

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Something to Crow about part 2

I have glass jars EVERYWHERE and I mean EVERYWHERE have been hoarding them for awhile now much to my Husbands dismay.  
I did make a deal with him when we are done with the kitchen the ones I don't use will be going to 
Y's Buys.  He was happy with that!

Here is another display we created. 
 The Hobnialish candle holders were found by Jan (My Second Mama).  
They are actually plastic not milk glass hobnail, however this wall is directly across from my milk glass and they look awesome!!!!
The Rooster Tin was purchased at Home World Market
Red Knobs at Hobby Lobby along with the ceramic rooster and red candles.
The Crowing Rooster was cut on the Cricut at 4"

Side view of this display.  The little Red Rooster hook was purchased at Home World Market it is holding my Grandmother's vintage aprons.  LOVE!
This pantry cupboard is re purposed as additional pantry space, we have had it forever (Purchased at Shopko, I think).

Product list...
Pickle Jars
Knobs from Hobby Lobby
1/8" hole punch
Drill/Metal Bit
Cricut Expression
Cricut Just Because Cards Cartridge
Computer/printer/PS/digital files
Julie T Gauge Americana Chickens art 

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Something to Crow About

Here is one section of our kitchen we have been working on, this view is of the side pantry cupboard. 
 This is my favorite cupboard in the kitchen!
 I resurfaced the cork board with my digital paper.  (see post below for the free download)
I have some altered thumb tacks and clothes pins to make yet that will complete this space.

Here is a close up of the vinyl cut and the altered metal tray...
Cut vinyl at 17"

Product list...
Vintage Metal tray
Chalk Board paint
Krylon red gloss spray paint
painters tape
Cork Board
Computer/wide format printer/PS/ Digital paper file
adhesive spray
Cricut Expression
Just Because Cards Cartridge

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gingham Check Tut

I needed a basic Gingham check pattern for our kitchen and I would need access to large quantities.  So...I made my own.  Here are some simple directions so you can do the same.

  1. Open a new file in PS 200 by 200 pixels
  2. Pick your color combination 
  3. Draw a diagonal gradient line from upper left to lower right
  4. Click on filter+Distort+Wave this will give you your basic Gingham pattern
  5. Rename your  pattern Edit+Define Pattern+type in your description (this will save the file in your pattern folder.
  6. Open a new document 12" by 12" if you don't have a wide format printer go 8 1/2" by 11"
  7. Click on your paint bucket
  8. Pick up the pattern you created and drop it in your open blank page
  9. Save your digital paper file
  10. Print and you are ready to create
Don't have PS here are some free download gingham papers for you...

Really easy and fun;)

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Up-Cycle Happiness

After about 9 years I do believe our kitchen is just about finished.  Yes!
Been working on the pantry and our open cupboard.  DH insists on clogging this space up with mayhem and madness.  I could not take it any longer and this is what I came up with.  All the glass I have been saving has now been reclaimed for pantry jars.  These jars now call the open cupboard home.  
Uniform, colorful, interesting = happiness;)

All the jars are of varying sizes by spraying the lids red and wrapping DP around them they became unified.  I first wanted the labels on the front however, I ended up liking the tops labeled.
I think they look awesome and we are all very happy now with the open cupboard.

I will get complete pics up for you in the next few days.

Happy Stamp Day!  God Bless!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Operation Write Home nautical manly challenge

Two of my least favorite categories to make only because we have three girls 
and I am all about girly things from colors to flowers etc.
Anywho, I gave it a shot and I am proud to say that I am very happy with the final creation.

The DP is from Websters Pages and the stamp is old Stampin' up from 2001.  
Ink and card stock from

Going to be making up a bunch of these to send OWH and some for my personal card stash.

Happy Stamp Day!  God Bless America and our Heroes!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Hot Tropics

While Sandy is away on the OWH cruise there is going to a Virtual Stamp Party,

Using Hot Pink, green and yellow
Here is my creation...

DP is Splash Fun by Best Creations Inc.
PTI sentiment from Daily Design Sentiments
PTI cardstock and ribbon
SU cardstock, oval punch and scallop circle punch
dimensional adhesive

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless America and our Heroes!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

True Loves Kiss

Switched my photo wall over to a Valentines theme. 
 The Valentine subway free art printable link is found on my Pinterest boards.
I used the Cricut to cut some hearts out of Pure Poppy and placed them in the frame.

Here are the photos I used

I am so happy to announce I have launched a new blog
dedicated to my German Mennonite Father
He turned 80 last month and this is my gift to him.
I am excited, can't wait to hear some feedback.
Take this link if you wish to see more.  

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless.Pinterest