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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Time for a new AiFactory challenge

OK it is time for the new AiFactory challenge. We had such a great response last week and I am soooooo hoping for another great response this week.

Be sure to head over to the store, and to the challenge blog and see what everyone has done. I understand that the prize this week is a chance at being a GUEST DESIGNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How cool is that?

I just love this little girl that I used on the card. There is nothing better than a child reading.

I colored her with my copics, and found some bows that were in my stash, I added a button on her coller (also from my stash). The paper is from colorblok and I just LOVE it.

I also enter this card in the following challenges:

Creative Belli--buttons
Practical Scrappers--stamps
Wild Orchid--ribbons and bows
Frosted Designs--BOOKS

Hope you enjoyed my card and be sure to come back and see the other cards that I am working on.

OK here are some more cards....told ya I've been on a roll

Here are some more cards that I have been doing.

The ist one I did in honor of breast cancer awareness month. I am not sure where I got the digi or the saying, but I love them both.

I reposted the pumpkins on the cart because I got a better pic.

The cake and candy card I made for a purple and silver challenge at:
Secret Crafter Staurday challenge

and besides it is cute enough to use for almost any occasion.

The last one is the toilet one and I just LOVE this stamp. The stamp is from QKR Stampede and the saying is ALL mine.

All of the images have been printed out on Pacific card stock and have been colored with my copics. All of the paper is out of my stash, and a good share of them did not have writing on the back of the paper.

Cards, cards, cards and soon to come.....more cards.

I cannot believe that September is all but over. I know I said that before but this is just nuts. Where in the heck has this year gone?

OK on to what I have been doing.................crafting my heart out.

Now for my card. This image is from Fred She said stamps and I just bought it and I LOVE it. The sentiment is from QKR Stampede and my husband just about died laughing about this card and the "paperwork" one. This card is for a friend of mine that is turning 50 and I just thought it would be so appropriate.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Pile it on challenge--cute and charming
Cards for men--autumn (rust, orange, etc.)

This card I got the stamp from QKR Stampede. This is my last week on the team and I am really going to miss it.......but believe me, I will still keep buying their stamps. I just think that this saying is soooooo cute.

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Fall cards

Wow I cannot believe we are almost to the end of September already.

I have been taking a few days off due to my high blood pressure and high blood sugar but I got back into it this morning and wanted to post a few things that I have done.

I have really gotten into Autumn and Halloween lately. I guess because it has gotten cooler here and the leaves are turning such beautiful colors.

Well let's get into the cards and let me tell you what I have done.

The first image is from CDAC and that pumpkin wagon was just calling to me. I colored it with my copics and then had to add some leaf brads, a couple of things for the wheels and I needed something else to I added a flower. I also had to put some glitter on the center of the flower and on the pumpkins. Oh yea and the saying on the inside is one that I had in my stash and I am not sure where it came from. The cardstock is from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Little Paper shop--Orange, brown, and yellow
A spoon full of sugar--any
Tuesday Taggers-open
If the shoe fits-flowers
Tallen's Place- bling
One stitch at a time-any
Stamptacular Sunday-fall
Stamp Spomething-fall
Delightful Challenges-bling
Little Red Wagon #47-glitter
Incy Wincy #61-any's
Sundays with Crissy--sparkle and shine
Tennin's Place- bling
Mark's finest Papers- pumpkin

Then I did Stella from Bug a Boo stamps as a witch. I just love her and Gus, they
are such a kick, and she soooooo reminds me of me (on a good day)
I colored her with my copics and added some of the metallics from EK success. The squash that I did was done on metallic paper and cut through and embossed with my cuttlebug and older Spellbinders dies and embossers. The paper is from my stash.

I am enter this card for the following challenges:
Gingerloft-Happy Halloween
Paper Garden- Halloween
Burtonesque Dolls- Trick or Treat
Other lovelies- D is for digi
Stamps R Us- Halloween

The Happy Halloween card I did the cutting and embossing with my Cuttlebug and some other Spellbinders dies. I highlighted the pumpkin with my copics.....and the Spider is from my Grandkids toys.

I entered this card at Stamp Insanity-emboss

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New AiF Challenge I made it baseball

My wonderful Hubby took me to a MLB game in Seattle and we had a blast.

I took pics and so I needed a page and boy did this work out well.

Go check out AiF challenges, come on and join us. Here is the link:

The challenge this week is "ANYTHING GOES". Wow how easy is that? The DT all used the "A Day at the Circus", which is available in the store.

Be sure to go and check out what the DT team members have done. They are so amazing and I am SO LUCKY to be able to work with such talented ladies, and then there is Mia (the designer) and Tammy (our great DT leader), they are so patient with "this
technoidiot". I just love all of them.

Just remember that you have until September 29th to post your creation to the challenge blog Come join us and have a chance at a GREAT prize.

Have a great day everyone.


I am so excited I got my camera to work and look at what all I have done. TOLD YA I'VE BEEN BUSY.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these digis and most especially I love the sayings that seem to go with them quite well.

The saying of "Scratch where it itches" is from QKR and I laugh every time that I read it. The others I am not really sure where they came from, except "Frankie" and he is from the Stamping Boutique.

I used the little pig "Bushels of blessings" for the following challenges: The challenge is anything goes. fall colors
cupcake inspirations apples Autumn doodles Autumn FALL Anything goes cut your image (boy did I cut this one)

I enter "BOO" in the following challenges: fall
Alphabet challenges - unused stash (dang that could be any and all of them) colors---brown, green, orange

I entered the "carmel apples" in the following challenges: food and beverage


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Camera is on the blink

My camera decided to need new batteries and I went to get them and dang nabbit...... can you believe that someone used ALL of my camera batteries.

Off to the store today to get some more. But boy when I finally get them........ will you be surprised what all I have gotten done.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New AiF Challenge

Wow this month is flying by already. Can you believe we are half way through this month already??????

Well this week we are doing a "boy" layout or card. My grandson had a "Pirates of the Caribbean (sorry for the spelling) birthday party and so here is one of the LO's that I did for him.

This is a great image that you can find at the AiFactory store, and be sure to play with the challenge. Now off to see the rest of the DT.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

BLOG HOP for QKR Stampede

Wow I cannot believe that it is September already and this year is almost gone. I about died when I went to the store and there was Halloween candy staring me in the face. How crazy is that?????

Anyway our theme this month is Somethings Brewing. Isn't that a great title? I love the colors of Halloween and the fall. As you will see, my cards are done for the fall time.

Some of you may have come to my blog first, if you did that is fine, but please go back and start at the QKR Stampede Blog - You definately don't want to miss what our designers have in store for you!

Wasn't Ceal's project just fabulous? She always does such a great job, as does all of the rest of the team.

If for some reason one of the links is broken along the Hop do not worry, HOP back over to QKR Stampede Blog The complete list will be posted there.

Now on to my projects. I just LOVE these little scarecrows. They are simply adorable. I used The scarecrow and leaves #18806 for this cute little guy, however there is another that I also use and that is #18801. I colored him with my copics and used a great piece of my stash for his background.

The next card that I did is "I ain't afraid of no Ghosts" #13604 and the Happy Halloween stamp #12907. I colored them with my copics and added afew little things that I had in my draws to add a little pizzaz. The background paper is from my "stash" and is from Miss Elizabeth.

The last card that I did is the "parking" stamp #9303 and to be honest with you I am not sure where the saying came from, but it worked well. The backgound paper is also out of my stash and did not say who made it but I know I have had it for a while.

One of these years I will get rid of my stash of paper and will be able to get more.

I sure hope that you enjoyed my cards and on with the HOP. Now you will be headed to Chrissy's blog, and we all know how great of a job the Chris does. If you get lost, remember to go back to the QKR Stampede blog and go from there, now off to Chrissy's blog

We started with Carol Lecian

· Holly Brown

· Jessica Stockmeyer

· Jerusha Borden

· Barb Best

· Ceal Pritchett

· Laralee Ganske (you are here)

· Chris Dickinson

Desiree Havenga

WOW I totally forgot to post for the AiFactory post

I am sooooooo sorry. I totally forgot to post today for the AiFactory post.

I have had the card done for a few days, but then life got in the way.

We are having our fair and Centenniel celebration here and I am in charge of a few things so I have not been home for a couple of days.

Here is my card, and I had a ball playing with these images. I sure hope that you enjoy them. I colored them with my copics and used some paper that I had in my stash, yes I am STILL using from my stash. This paper is from Memory Makers (a few yrs ago) and it is so cute.

Hope you all have a great day and come back tomorrow and see what else I have in store.

Monday, September 6, 2010

This is how we spent our weekend.

I had 4 of my grandchildren with us this weekend and took them out digging potatos. My oldest granddtr wanted to know how many potatos were under each plant and so we took them out to the farm and showed them the difference in the regular potato plants and the organic. (The regular grow more potatos than the organic)

Friday, September 3, 2010

New cards that I have been working on

I have been working like crazy on different images. I am going to work on getting my life more I am. Me organized. That may be scarey.

But anyway, The first image is from CDAC and is a freebie and I am just in love with that bathtub and those bubbles.

The next image is from QKR Stampede and I got this idea from one of the other designers, and isn't that just the cutest little boy and the perrrrrrfect saying.
The little boy picking his nose is #15714 and I just tried to find the saying and I am not sure where I found it, but I know it was there.

The 3rd card was also done by one of the DT at QKR Stampede and I just knew that I had to have these 2 stamps also. The splatted bug is #14502 and the saying is #13506.
Please be sure to head over to the QKR store and see all of the great stamps that Maribeth has over there, and while you are at it, she also has Eureka Stamps and Biblical Stamps and they are fantastic.

I am sure I will be back again this weekend as I am trying to keep busy and not think about my son and DIL and 6 grandchildren moving to TN. I am going to go nuts without my babies.