Sunday, August 31, 2008

Just Cards

It's been a while since i updated. I've been working on these cards the last few days but haven't had time to post. No sooner do i get started on a project and i get side tracked with something else. KWIM
I used the New Scalloped Edge Punch from Stampin' Up. It works great!
CTMH Papers, Retired B&T Pink Carnation, I cut the oval out with Fiskars Oval Template & Cutting Blade. and a Page Protector inside oval window. CTMH Brushstroke Flowers, Inks, Blush and retired Pink Carnation, with Liquid Glass outlined, The inside edge paper looks red but it's actually the reverse side of the B&T {pink} Heartfelt Thanks is Stampin' Up.

This card i used Glossy Photo Paper with Crayon Resist and the Rubber Brayer.
CTMH Stamps, Happiness, Inks, Sunny Yellow, Sunflower, Blush. The vase is Punched {Paper Garden Papers}with foam dots, Ricrac, Scor Pal.
The guys worked on the house yesterday for almost 9 hours. They got a lot done. A few more Saturday's and it could be done before winter. But Saturday's off are hard to come by. Charlie is working 6 days a week for now and to have a Saturday off he has to give 3 weeks notice. He may have to put in for it and round up the guys again. I have pictures of the progress we've made on the house. I will post soon.
We have had some beautiful weather lately. My sister & i have been staining the back deck, swing set & the kids clubhouse this past week. What an improvement. It hasn't been done in 5 years.
Well that's all i have for now. Hope you are having a great Labor Day Weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 25, 2008

The New Winner is...

Sparkle You Won! Congratulations! Since i already have your address i will be shipping your Kozi Cover out to you today. Thanks for playing everyone.
My Hubby is home today so not much time on the computer for me. Busy day working on the house.
Have a great Monday!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I'll be Picking a New Winner...

On Monday Morning for the Kozi Cricut Cover. It's been a week today and i have not heard from scrapincats "Whatz Up" She has till Monday Morning to contact me. Please read previous posts. T here are 2 names to go in the hat for the drawing Amanda & Sparkle. I will have my son pick a new winner. Thanks for playing everyone!
I'm headed out to visit my sister this morning. It's my turn to bring donuts. :)
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I made this card yesterday before the boys got home. I'm not sure which Riley this is but i love it! This is one of the images i received from Stacy Thank You!
All CTMH CS, With Everlasting Stickease. The metal tag is from Basic Grey, Copics, I used Liquid Glass on his scarf & boots and also on the snow drops. I didn't like how that turned out at all. They look like fish eyes. LOL

School starts here Sept. 2nd. My boys are wanting to go back. They just asked again today when school starts. Less then 2 weeks and the routine starts all over again. I also get my granddaughters on a daily basics again for 1/2 days. Cailyn is starting to sit up by herself {7 months} and will get up on her knees and rock back & forth. How cute!
Anyway, I'm kinda torn about what to do about the other Kozi Cricut Cover. Scrappin Cats has not contacted me at all. I have left her 2 messages on her blog.. "YOU WON"! and i've sent her 2 e mails and she has not responded. Do i give her a cut off time and than pick another winner??? I want to be fair about this but i don't want to be left in limbo. What would you do? Suggestions welcomed.

Well i better get cooking. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thank You

Well with being kid~less the last 2 days i was able to get a lot done as far as errands, projects and packages filled and mailed. I'm happy to report that they are all mailed out but one. I have not heard from Scrappincats yet. {She was one of the winners for the Kozi Cricut Covers} I have put a comment on her blog and e mailed her twice and have heard nothing. Maybe she's out of town or stepped away from her desk. LOL... Hello
Anyway my Daughter & SIL took the boys yesterday morning and they all went to the Milwaukee Zoo. {How Fun for them} Today they are going swimming at a lake. They will be home tonight after supper. Probably about the time Charlie gets home.
About the card. I got the layout sketch from a card magazine. All CS is CTMH. Sonata B&T Papers, Stamp sets, CTMH Playfull Flourishes, SU Artfully Asian. Inks, Orchid Bouquet retired} Garden Green, {Cream Brulee new color} Nestables Classic Scallop Retangles, Hole Punch, Ribbon, Copics.
We haven't done anything on the house. No time. Hubby is off 3 days Labor Day weekend and plans to work a day or 2 on the house with SIL's help. Did i say labor Day? Man, it just doesn't stop. He wants to get a lot done before winter so we can get the downspouts up.
Anywho, I've got stuff to do before the day is over and my daily routine is back to normal again.
Thanks for stoppin in and Have a Blessed Day!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Snow Friends?

Yep, but it's actually "Snowman Riley" with a CTMH Sentiment from "Snow Friends"

I think this stamp of Riley is so cute. But before you shake your head and think why in the heck is she making snowman cards in August? Well I'll tell ya. I got my inspiration from Laurel I visit her blog all the time. I had to giggle though when i seen her Winter/Christmas cards on her blog.... Cute! So i jumped in too and made this one. I do think the snowman needs a colored nose, don't you?
But i like it! :)
All CTMH CS. I used the Cuttlebug Snowflakes Folder. Sanded it to show white core. Fun Flock w/Prisma Glitter for snow & heat set it. Liquid Glass on hat & gloves, nose, buttons. Pop Dots, Copics

I'm waiting for one of the winners to send me her address for the Kozi Covers so i can get them mailed out.
It was another early morning in the Christie Kitchen this morning. My boys wanted to get up with dad again at 3:30am and have breakfast with him. "Oatmeal" Then watch him drive away, Than off to bed they went. What silly boys, who just love and miss their daddy and want to get up at wee hours of the morning to see him off. Knowing he won't return till after 7pm.
Well I'm gonna hit Publish Post, cruise some blogs and boards for a while and start my day. I've got a lot of errands today. Have a great Monday! Catch cha later, and thanks for stoppin in. God Bless You!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

And the Winners are...

Thanks so much for playing ladies it was fun! Thanks for visiting my Korner of the Web. I love to blog and visit other bloggers. You are all an inspiration to me!
My two sons picked 4 winners this morning in two separate drawings, one for the Kozi Covers and the other for the Scrappin Goodie Packages.
Cindy Vernon won 1st pick on the Kozi Covers and the other winner was Stampin cats Ladies please send me your address and Cindy your 1st pick of the Kozi Cover. { }

The Two Goodie Package winners go to Kisha and Kari G Since i didn't post a pick of the scrappin packages please send me your address & let me know your interests in scrapping and I'll put together packages. {images, bling, that sort of thing} :)
Again, thanks for stopping by!! I'll be back this weekend with a card.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blog Candy & Sisters

I'm celebrating! But first off i want to say "Thank You" for stopping by my blog and taking the time to read and leave comments. I appreciate them!
In a previous post i mentioned Here when i reached 10,000 visits, my Blog Candy would have to do with the "Original Cricut and my Sister" Well this is it. These are hand made and they will fit the Original Cricut Not the New Cricut Expressions.
While my sister was recovering from her last back surgery about 2 years ago she made 4 of these Kozi Cricut Covers, pattern & all. She loves to sew. {She even named them} I am giving both away. All you need to do is leave a comment and Saturday Morning August 16th my two sons will draw two winners. Yep two!?! * I will post the winners on my blog.
{Cricut not included} :)
*I know this give away may not apply to everyone so i am also including that if you Do Not have the Orig. Cricut and still want to play, and your name is drawn i will still put a goodie package together anyway, but still draw another winner for the Kozi Cricut Cover. Fair is Fair Right! So just put Yes you have a Cricut, or No you don't with your comment. That way if two yes's are drawn i can stop. :)

I haven't been creating to much of anything new lately but i did make this framed Sisters Page layout about 2 years ago and i gave it to my sister when she was recovering. She loved it! I thought i would post it along with some other photos of her & I. The colored photo was taken at my daughter's wedding July 2004. I guess i need updated pictures. The framed black & white photos, i added blur through photo editing before i had them reprinted. I used a Sisters printed vellum overlay on black CS. Frame is 11 x 14
My sister recently had a few hardships. She lost her job after 19 years. Had to sell her house she bought a year ago.
I love ya Sis!!
Gosh isn't it fun to see pictures from the 1950's ? In black & white too yet. That's me with my sister Diana {aka Dee} Christmas 1957. I was 6 months old and Dee was 5 . Ok i just gave my age away. LOL

I was 13 months here and Dee was almost 6. This picture means a lot to me. My grandparents were sitting there in the lawn chairs with my 2 older brothers behind them. We did go back to this area for a weeks vacation when i was 11-12 yo. It's Butter Nut Lake, WI.
Well that's all i got for you for now. I hope you enjoy my give away.
Thanks again for stopping by! Isn't bloggin is the best!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Thanks Jenn!!

You Made My Day!!! This was so sweet of you to send this beautiful card to me today. Totally unexpected, and such a sweet note tucked inside. I cherish your friendship and Love to visit your blog. I am proud to call you "My Friend"

Check out Jen's blog... Here She is sooo creative. You will be "Inkspired"
Thanks again girlfriend! :) Big Smiles!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I'm Still Here

Basking in my "Home Alone" time. It's great, the house is quite and clean. No one to dirty it up but me. I would be lying if i said i didn't miss my family! <{heard that line before} My hubby and boys are at Spencer Lake for Royal Rangers. It's a Father & Son camping outing for our church. They went last year too and had a great time. I talked with Charlie this morning and he said they are having a blast. They were all up till midnight and up at 6am this morning. Oh joy, i know my boys are beat. They'll be home tomorrow afternoon.
I went out to breakfast with my sister this morning and went to see her trailer she bought. {She recently sold her house and made a little profit, a little} It's nice for a 2 bedroom 1972 model. She had new carpet and tile floors put it. Painted a few rooms and made it her home.
I thought i would get some scrap booking done this weekend but that didn't happen. I went upstairs yesterday and played around with the new stamps i got a few weeks ago. I made a card i want to send along in a RAK Package {random act of kindness package} I'm planning to send out this week. It's so fun to give and surprise someone.
Like i said previously, we bought a Wii a few weeks ago. It is a riot to play. Billiards pool is a lot of fun. I was able to find Wii Fit yesterday Yea! So i got the thing going. Wanna hear something funny? I did the test training after i set myself up and it tested me at Wii 72 yo. LOL. Well i didn't like that! So i retested myself again and it Wii tested me at 48. I can handle that for now. It is so cool!
Soon i'll be posting my Blog Candy Give Away... {After i reach 10,000 hits}. My blog candy has to do with the Original Cricut & my Sister. Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to read and/or leave comments. I appreciate them!
Well i'm off to put my feet up and call it a day. Thanks for stopping by my Korner of the Web :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Birthday Layouts 2007

I finally got the Birthday layouts done. This is Micah's BD Party.{#6} He wanted a Spiderman Party. Last October on his birthday turned out to be a Beautiful Fall Day considering days before it were cold and raining. We were able to have the party outside. I couldn't find a Spiderman Pinata so i ended up getting a Pumpkin Pinata. They didn't care. The kids each had a turn trying to break it open with the plastic bat. My husband had to do it. I was able to get a picture as the candy was falling out. They had a blast. Micah wanted a Ukulele for his birthday gift. How fun
I used all CTMH CS and the Cricut for the title. Under the Spiderman poster pic w/hinges is the journaling. Spiderman Stickers.

This was Sam's Birthday Party {#8} December last year. He also wanted a Ukulele for his BD gift. He wanted a Football Party with his friends from his class. Just boys! No girls allowed! I'm sure in a few years that will change.
CTMH Retired B&T Papers. I stamped Party and used Liquid Glass on it. The Football w/ Party on it is the Invitation.
I should have had my head examined. I was able to pull off two parties in the same day. Sam's from 12 to 3 pm And Charlie's Surprise 50th BD party from 4 till ? I was exhausted to say the least. We had a really bad snow storm that day. A lot of the guests from out of town couldn't make it. We still had a lot of fun. Charlie got a Twinkie from one of his co - workers. Private joke i guess. Oh and that is my sister holding her dog. And Meghan & Papa
CTMH Papers Silhouette Level 2, Stamps, Solo P, Typewriter Keys, I used the Cricut for Surprise, Brads

Well I've got one heck of a mess to clean up upstairs. With getting the Wii a few weeks ago the boys love to play it and that gives me some time to scrap. I've been working on these layouts for a while but i just finished them. A little journaling to do yet and there done. And so am I. :)
With Charlie hardly home {working/driving} it's me & the boys. It's very tiresome at times for all of us. But we are getting through it. My husband NEVER complains. I do it for him.. LOL
My husband has Fri thru Sun off, he's taking the boys to Ranger Camp for Church, And I have the weekend to myself. Yippie!! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Riley Says...Enjoy Life

This is one of the images i received from Stacy Thank You! I think this Riley is so cute. My boys & i have been playing tennis for fun, this image was perfect. Sam loved it. We have a tennis court at the end of our court.
I thought i would try something different. When i got my Scor Pal , on the back of the package it showed different ways to fold/scor cards. So this is what i came up with for Riley. Pretty simple.

All CTMH card stock. Daisy White Base. Finished card is 8 1/2 open x 4 1/4 closed. Swiss Dots CB Folder, Copic Markers.
I took my boys and a neighbor boy to a little Amusement Park yesterday. Bay Beach, rides were .25/.50 cents. We all had a blast. Tilt A Whirl is one of my favorite rides and the swings. Why they call it the Yo Yo i have no idea. Anyway

Here is another card i made only this time i did use Glossy Photo Paper for the Crayon Resist. I used the same stamp set.. Happiness again. I love this stamp set because you can add more crayon detail. I love how it turned out, except it's smaller then i liked, only because i boo booed on the upper top of the Glossy PP and i had to cut it off some. LOL We all make mistakes. Right.
Soon my Blog Candy Give Away will be posted when i hit 10,000 it's time to celebrate again. Remember it has to do with the Original Cricut & my Sister.
Well that's it. Have a Blessed Weekend! Thanks for stopping by.