Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wine, wine, and more wine....

Got your attention didn't I? I am on a wine kick recently.  I discovered some new yummy wine that I am hooked on.  Normally I am a sweet wine drinker, mostly German white ones.  So, I've been on a hunt for red wines that I can actually swallow.  Most just haven't been to my liking.  I found that I really like the "muscadine" wines.  Now, I realized these are hard to find so I've had to order them online from the winery themselves.  I did that and had a few sent to the house to try different ones and I'm hooked.

On our trip to Savannah Georgia I happened on a wine store downtown.  I went in a low and behold the wines I love were right in front of me!  I was EXTREMELY excited.  I think I drove the girls nuts talking about going to the winery and wine store.  There was a really sweet man there that was telling me about all the wines. I tried a bunch and even found some Peach Wine that was SOOOOO yummy. I decided I needed a picture of the bottles because I know I've never had that many bottles of alcohol in my house at one time!  I had to preserve this moment in time!

I decided to use the photo in a layout for Challenge Masters.  This was for a "Scraplift" challenge. When I started this I really wasn't thrilled with it but I came to love it by the time I was done.  I think it may be because of the little sticker phrases by the title!  Click on the layout to read them....they make me laugh!

Materials:  Webster's Pages Papers & Lace, Prima Flowers, i-rock bling

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bye 2010!

Where has it gone? I can't believe the year is already over! It seems the older you get the fast the time flies and I don't like it one bit :( It seems like just yesterday I was changing diapers and now I have college students for kids (well, 2 of the 4).

Every year I take a picture of them all together.  Here's a layout of one of the shots.  This weeks challenge over at Scrap Tiffany is 2010, year in review.  I couldn't think of a way to include that but this is the way I sum up the year. I'm posting this early since my reveal is on Friday I wanted you to have a bit of time to send in your creations if you have one or would like to play along.  Just pop them in an email to Tiffany.

Crate paper: paper, chipboard, brads, American Craft Thickers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Glue Dots®

 “I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® design team.”

I used my favorite line,Crate Paper and I tried something new (to me anyway). Recently I love to use paint and mist  but I wanted to do a splatter effect without a heavy look.  So, I took the glimmer mist and opened it up and stuck in my paint brush and splattered away.  I really like how it turned outJust what I was going for :)


It's that time again....a new linky party over at Paper Issues!

 The New Challenge is a NEW Challenge!

Show us your NEW projects...New baby, New shoes, New stamp, New house, New ANYTHING!!!!

Link it up!

We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge!! Nikki Sivils!! Woot!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Boy Oh Boy...

Oh, Boy, Boy, Boy! That's this weeks challenge over at Scrap Tiffany.  It's all about THEM! Show us your little guys (or big ones too). They really make great LO's!

Here's my guy....

Materials:  Fancy Pants papers, Ranger Enamel Accents, AC Thickers, Distress Ink

Friday, December 17, 2010

Girl Power

FYI...This was suppose to auto post on Friday! Sorry, blogger goofed.

Do you have any photo's that show Girls Power?  If you do, you may want to play with us this week at Scrap Tiffany.  The challenge to you is "Girls Power" any way, any how.

Having 3 girls, we have lots of Girl Power around here in one form or another.
Here's my take.  One of my daughters doing her "Thing" (Barrel Racing).

I used misting and doodling on here to add to the crazyiness of all the papers. 
I'm just a sucker for using as many PP's as I can! As you can see I took the picture on a windy day, the little pom poms are blowing in the breeze!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Second Wreath

Well, I can't believe I've actually made two wreaths this year!  This is my second one.  It's made from fabric!  Oh my, yes, I actually did something that wasn't paper!  I kind of feel like I'm being a "traitor" to all my scrappy goodies!

This was a really super easy wreath to do.  It's called a rag wreath.  I actually wanted to make another one but I think I'll be waiting to do it next year since the season is coming and going so fast.

You need one floral wire wreath base and some fabric and your two hands or your kids (if you can talk them into helping you). I cut the strips of fabric 1/2" X 6". I can't tell you how many I used but it was a ton. Next, just start tying them onto the base. I double knotted them.

You can do this anywhere.  I took my bag with me everywhere to work on here and there.  I took it in the car and worked while waiting to pick up kids.  I took it in my golf cart while I sat and watched my son train on his dirtbike. I know, that sound strange.  It was quite a site me sitting there working on a wreath in the midst of gas fumes and dirt flying.


I added the "Merry Christmas" when I was finished.  It was just a cheap ornament I found at Wal-Mart that I was able to tie onto it.  The green bow was added to the top.

Please share if you make one!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I'm back! :)

Wow, it feels like I haven't posted in FOREVER!  There has been a lot going on here.  We just got home from a great trip to Savannah, GA.  It was FREEZING but we had a great time. We ate way too much because we had to get to all the great famous places to eat. Now, I'm feeling a little rounder than I was, ugh.

So, I hope you all have had some time to be crafty.  I haven't really had time to catch up on the blogs but I will gradually make my rounds, hopefully.  We're off soon on another trip because my oldest daughter is moving out of state.  Good for her, sad for mom :(

On to my reason for popping in today.  I have a Go Green challenge for you over at Challenge Masters. Maybe you would like to come play?  You have until the end of the month to be entered in to win our monthly prize. The challenge is to make an ornament from paper.  Here are a few that I made.  These were pretty simple.  If you want to know the how to, let me know and I'll share. 

Pink Paislee Paper, Glitter, Beads, Ribbon

Friday, December 3, 2010

Scrap Tiffany Sketch

How about a beautiful sketch from Scrap Tiffany
 You still have time to do this an email it in. 
Here's my take.  I had fun working with this one!

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