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Thursday, May 27, 2010


Today is the BIG blog hop for Stamp n Doodle. I am so excited......just to see what everyone creates is going to be FABULOUS!!

Here is what I created with the 2 images that I was so very lucky to get. I got the Grandparents sketch, and the water mill. I absolutely love both of these digi stamps and I hope that you will be happy with what I have done with them. I wanted to do a double page LO honoring my Grandma and Grandpa Naef (my maternal grandparents) When I was in Idaho last Aug for my brother's funeral, I went by my Grandparents home in Downey and took a picture of it and their headstone. I put that on one side of the LO and then I fixed the other side of the LO for a picture of my Grandparents.

I colored both of the digis with my copics. The paper is by Provo Craft from a few years ago and I just love it. The muted colors are just perfect.

I really hope that you enjoy this blog hop and I am soooooo proud to be a part of such a GREAT and talented Design Team.

I LOVE comments....both good and bad.

Please be sure to visit all of the DT and check out the store for more game pieces and be sure to get your BINGO card.

Hope you have a great and inspirational weekend.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Tommorrow is the Stamp n Doodle blog hop. Be sure to stop by the Stamp and Doodle blog to pick up clues as to where to find pieces of the secret image. Also be sure to get your BINGO card and get a going to get a BINGO!!!!!!

You are going to be WOWED by what the Design Team have done. It is amazing.

Be sure to go to the Stamp n Doodle store and look around especially in the "country"
area. She has great designs (and maybe a piece????????).

Well on to what I have be sure to come back tomorrow because I am so excited about the 2 page LO that I have done.

AiFactory challenge "Hip to be square"

Today we are starting a new challenge over at AiFactory and it is called "HIP TO BE SQUARE" It is all about SQUARES. Now how cool is that. As you can see this is my version. When I saw this castle all I could think about was Princess' and then I found the saying "If the Princess ain't happy...ain't nobody happy". I know that all of my granddtrs think that they are Princess'. Make sure you visit AiFactory challenge blog and be sure to go check out what the DT have all done with their images. They have done such a great job (I peeked).

Laralee (me)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New post for QKR Rubber Stampede

Wow I have had a busy week and it is only Tuesday. First off......WE GOT A HOUSE!!!!!!!! You can't tell I am excited can ya? We are to sign the papers this weekend and they are to have things moved out downstairs and the furniture that they are leaving from upstairs, down in the basement. It is a 4 bedroom 2 bath home. 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bedrooms down stairs. Curtis and Tishe and the kids will be downstairs and Larry and I get the upstairs. Our bedroom was once 2 bedrooms and the wall got taken down to make a huge bedroom and I get a whole room ALL TO MYSELF. I am so excited.

I had a tooth taken out today and he had to open up the inside of my jaw to get the dang thing out so I now have 3 stitches in my mouth and the numbing is starting to wear off.

Soooooooo I need to get my posting done and seeing how tomorrow is my day at QKR I needed to get it done.

I used the stamp of the Easter Bunny taking a bath on 1 LO and the bunny with a flower on the other LO. I am trying to get some scrapbooking done so bear with me cause I am gonna be doing LOs for a while.

The 1st one is a LO about Easter at my house. The background paper is from SEI and I have had it for a number of years. I colored my image with my copics and had to add a little bit of bling with my stickles.

The 2nd LO is also about Easter at my house and the goodies that we get the kids. That background paper was bought at Michael's a few yrs ago and does not say who did it. I colored my image again with my copics and stickles.

I have a lot more posting to do this week so be sure to check back.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New AiFactory challenge

It is time for a new AiFactory challenge. This week it is animals and brads. Be sure to stop in and look at all the wonderful thing that the Design Team have done.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Card for the Tall and Manly Challenge and for Masculine Birthday

Wow I really think that someone pushed the clock ahead.....there is no way that we had a full weekend. It just seemed to fly buy.

We went for a couple of drives, looked at a couple of house (wish something would come through) saw my son Camron and his family. I also got some creating done, but if the weekend was longer I would have gotten more done.

Anyway this is the card the I created for Stamp n Doodle challenge Tall and Manly and Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday.....I am in love with this image and I am sure you will see it more along with horse ones.

Hope you enjoy it and now to dishes and dinner.....oh yea I also need to do laundry, ugh.....I really hate laundry.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

New cards for challenges

I have been busy creating my heart out. I am having a blast between QKR Stampede and AiFactory DT (which I am loving the heck out of them) and doing other challenges just for the heck of it. Hope you enjoy the cards.

They qualify for the following challenges:

The get well card is for Phelos sister who is ill and for the Whimsie Doodle challenge

The other cards are for the following challenges:

Catch the Bug-----Flowers
Prairie Fairy-----Flowers
Pixie Dust--------cut it out
Papertake weekly
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge


Friday, May 14, 2010

My creation for Stamp n Doodle and for Scrap-Creations Challenges

I did this LO for Stamp n Doodle and for Scrap-Creations Challenges and both of them were for animals and well you know me and it has to be my dogs. This is Bandit and Roxie. I just loved Bandit but he was my SIL's and when he and my DD split up he got custody of the dog. I really miss him......I mean the dog. I used a stamp from Stamp n Doodle (isn't it great?) and the paper is from PC. The flower is from the dollar store (I know I am cheap) but it works.

Card for Wink, Wink, Ink Lo for Wild Flower Patch, FSS, and for Scrap it with a Song

I did this adorable card for Wink, Wink, Ink challenge. Boy did I go out of my comfort zone. Look at this adorable pink and those dang eyes.

I did the LO of the mermaid for the FSS challenge which is dimentions, I just love this image and she looked so dreamy that I could only think of Imagine and dream to be on there.

I did the LO of the beautiful girl for the Wild Flower Patch challenge it need ribbon, sparkle, and dimention. I do believe I got all of those in there. It is also for the Scrap it with a song challenge, the line from the song is "You with the sad eyes". Well got to go....I think all of the challenges are done for the week (Thank goodness for small favors, because I am beat).

Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Wow what a busy week. Thanks to my dtr for making sure that things got posted on the right dates....I have been a little under the weather and thank goodness I did some of my work ahead of time so I could blog and have it ready to go. SO back to my post I am so excited this is called the CELEBRATIONS and I LOVE this set. I did mine for a friend of mine that owns a coffe shop in my small town called the Jidder turned out that her hubby is my hubby's boss, so she and I just hit it off. Anyway she has a bunch of pictures that she has taken over the years and wanted to scrapbook them and so I used this great set to do her first page. I just love it....and she is thrilled with it. Be sure to check out AiFactory there are freebies there and the most wonderful store for digis. Be sure to check out our DT are they great.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Well today is the big blog hop for QKR Rubber Stampede and if you got here from Jessica's blog you are on the right track. If you didn't please go back to the start, and come back through because you don't want to miss any of the fun and GREAT job that the DT has done.

Didn't Jessica do a awesome job with her project? I just love what she has done.

Be sure to comment on all of the DT posts so that you will be qualified for the $25.00 (including FREE postage, what a deal) gift certificate to the QKR Rubber Stampede store. Wow I wish I qualified for that one I could have a ball.....what do I mean I already do, just ask my DH's checkbook.....but he sure doesn't complain when he wants a card and it only taks me a few to whip one

Here is the Blog Hop order -
> QKR Stampede Blog -
> Carol Lecian -
> Chris Dickinson -
> Desiree -
> Barb -
> Ceal -
> Holly -
> Jenn -
> Jerusha -
> Jessica-
> Laralee - (you are here)
> Sarah -

After my post be sure to go to Sarah -, to finish up this great blog hop.

Now on to my "creation". I did this card for my wonderful and supportive hubby. He is such a saint to put up with all of my crafting (and spending).

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Post for QKR Stampede

Wow have I had a crazy week so far. Got to take one of my granddtrs to her softball game and I got to watch my sons' Courtney and Curtis play ball also. It was pretty fun. I wanted to post a new card that I made for my anniversary. I used 2 stamps from QKR stampede (the teepee and the Happy Anniversary) and the stamp on the inside is an Indian Wedding BLessing and I just Love it. On the front I could not find anything that I liked at the time so I wrote out what I want to say. I sure hope he likes it. I will be posting again tomorrow because I have been having a ball coloring all of my stamps.....I think that I am I know I am but boy am I haveing a ball.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Obsessed with Scapbooking giveaway

OMG she is having a HUGE giveaway. She made over a million hits and boy is she celebrating. This giveaway is only until like tomorrow so get over there.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New cards for challenges

Wow I cannot believe we are a week into May already. I did a couple of cards this morning. Both are for the Bugaboo Stamps challenge using flowers. I also combined the one about the teenagers to put into one that is to do with paper piercing (can't remember which one right now but I will get back with it). I must be having a senior moment.....only I am not a senior yet. What can I of those days. I have a ton of challenges that I am trying to do this week and I also will be doing a card for QKR Stampede for Wednesday and also a card for AiFactory. Have a great Mother's Day weekend.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Wow today is the day for the AIFactory blog hop. If you arrived to my blog from Lawren's blog then you are on the right track.......if not you really need to go to the AiFactory Challenge blog and start at the beginning so that you can get in on all of the great prizes that they are giving away.

Prize #1 is a $20.00 gift certificate. One of the Design Team members is the secret member, and even we don't know who it is, so be sure to comment on all of our sites so that you have a chance at this great prize.

Prize #2 is a $10.00 gift certificate. All you have to do is collect all of the letters from each of our blogs and unscramble the word or phrase. Pretty easy huh? Once you have unscrambled it send the word or phrase to

Prize #3 are FREEBIES!!!!!! There are freebies scattered throughout the hop and they are yours for the taking. EVERYONE IS A WINNER!!!!! You can't get much better than that.

Oh yea speaking of prizes, I guess you need my letter huh? Mine is


Now be sure to add that letter to the others that you have collected and when you are done be sure to send it to Angie.

Now for my project. I am using the party clip art. I have not done much with clip art so this was a real challenege for me. (We all need to learn something new everyday).

I got the furniture digis from the AiFactory store and printed out the table and colored it with my copics. I used E57, E04, E37, E43, V04, V09, BG49, BG23, and my Stampin up "Bashful blue" and "Brocade blue". My background papers is Glitzmas by S*E*I. I hung the balloons up with some ribbon that I had in my stash to try to GLITZ it up a little bit. I also used some of my stickles to put a little bit of sparkle in it. (I do love Sparkle) I hope you enjoy it because I know it will go great in my scrapbook with pics of my grandson's birthday party.

OK now hop on to Georgia's blog,, to finish this wonderful blog hop.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Link back to Craft your Passion challenges

I feel like such a dummy.......but I needed to post the link back to the Craft your passion challenges blog and I didn' here goes.....and please come and join in the fun.....this is such a great blog

I will be doing some more posting today. I am having a blast coloring.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Boy am I on a creating roll today

I am back!!!!!!! Here is a card I made for Larry for our anniversary (27 yrs on the 20th) the time our anniversary comes I am going to have him a stack of cards because I keep seeing ones that I love. This is also for the "Digital Delights Tuesday" challenge. I need to use any kind of food or drink and believe me strawberries are a food and chocolate is a challenge to keep away from it. lol I used my copics (surprise lol) and I also used my stickles to accent the leaves and the seeds. It turned out so yummy. The papers is from JoAnn's and I just love it it looks like satin and that to me is just the icing on the cake. I also used plain tan paper from Michael's and embossed it with my cuttlebug and swiss dots. Hope you enjoy it and hope hubby like's it.

New pictures of a new LO and my babies

Th LO is of Thomas and his Dad and his "PAPA". Also of THomas and Cheyanne who are the "bestest of friends".
Also new pics of Lilly (my diva) Mojo, and Micheala (also my Peanut who has to be right in the middle of everything) Oh yea there is also a pic of Mojo being kissed all over by Roxie........I laughed how that turned out.....Oh is that going to be a layout or what. Have a good day everyone.....I am sure I will be posting many more things over the week.

Oh by the way.......the LO was done for the "Scrap it with a Song" challenge. You really need to check out this is awesome....this week's challenge is a LO for a Lady Gaga of the lyrics is "This photo of us don't have a price" and I thought it was perfect for this LO. I am doing each of my grandbabies their very own scrapbook.....and this is for Thomas's. They may not be perfect, but then none of us are, but they are "priceless".

Card for my oldest sister

I did this card for my oldest sister, LaNada, for Mother's is also for the AIF challenge, using buttons. I love this digi, it was a freebie and I am not sure where I got it from. the paper is from Provo Craft and their bitty scrap pads, I colored the digi with my copics (boy am I having fun with them), and the buttons are from JoAnn's and my HUGE collection of buttons. I hope you enjoy it. Have a good week everyone.