Feb 27, 2010

Crop Addict blog hop & Crop!!

Crop Addict Birthday Blog Hop!

If you haven't heard of or checked out Crop Addict, you really need to! I really like this place & even though I have not been able to buy their monthly kits, they look so awesome!! And what the Design Team girls do with them is nothing short of amazing!

And, Crop Addict is celebrating their 4th birthday! So, they're definitely doing something right!

Happy 4th Birthday Crop Addict!

To celebrate Crop Addict's birthday we are having our Spring Cyber Crop beginning next Friday and from now until then, we are also celebrating with Crop Addict's first ever blog hop! If you are doing the hop in order, then here you are at the start of the hop (or you might have come from Megan's blog)!

The rules of the blog hop are simple:

The hop starts Friday, February 26th at 6PM EST and ends at the start of the Cyber Crop on Friday, March 5th at 6PM EST. We have an extra special prize for the winner of the blog hop! Post a comment on the Crop Addict blog and each Design Team member's blog and you'll be entered in the grand prize drawing.

Want to earn an additional entry? Post about Crop Addict's Cyber Crop (details below) on your blog then come back and tell us by posting a comment on the Crop Addict blog.

Do you want more chances to win? Every friend you bring to the crop, earns you an entry for the drawing. There will be a special thread in the Cyber Crop forum where your friend can post who invited them!

At the end of the Cyber Crop, the lucky Blog Hop Winner will be selected.

The Cyber Crop begins at 6pm EST on Friday, March 5th and continues until 6pm EST on Sunday, March 7th. There will be lots of challenges, games and of course, prizes. And new to this crop, watch for drive-by, on-a-whim freebies, prizes and discounts! It's going to be a ton of fun. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Post a comment here before moving on! The next blog you should visit is Debbie's blog! And in case you are hopping along and get sidetracked, here is the blog hop order to put you back on track...

* Crop Addict
* Debbie
* Brandy
* LG
* Carolyn
* Tonya
* Megan

See you at the Cyber Crop!


Feb 14, 2010

Shootin' from the hip Valentine Cards

Today is Valentine's Day. I like it, but it's not really something I look forward to like Christmas or my birthday, ya know? This year was kinda funny though. Usually my DH doesn't get me anything except maybe a card & refuses to buy me chocolate - something about getting myself enough of it all year long that it doesn't make it special today, whatever....anywho, so the other day he tells me he got me some little something for V-day. It's something I sorta want & kinda need, but nothing to get excited over. Ok, I'm clueless as to what it is, but I know what it aint! It ain't chocolate or scrapbook stuff, that's for sure! But, I'm thinking to myself, I ain't got him nuttin - not even a card & I make cards!

On Sat. morning, I get my hiney upstairs to make all the Valentine cards, but I don't have much Valentine stuff in my stash. It's just not high on my list of "wanna make" projects for some reason. As usual, I'm working on the fly here, but I was surprised by how quickly the idea came together, as simple & plain as they are, I was fairly pleased with them. I wouldn't call them gallery or magazine material by any stretch of the imagination, but impressive enough to the non-card making community & my family. I've made much better cards in the past with string art & all kinds of fancy stuff like that, but this year I guess I don't have the spark to WOW anyone over the edge. These could have used some inking & some other adornments, but they looked fine enough without that stuff.

Here's the one for my 17 yr. old son, Jordan. It's much like the others, but less decorative paper was used & yet it will still probably be too frilly looking to him. Maybe when I'm dead & gone, he'll appreciate it more - if he even keeps it.

Here is the one I made for my 6 yr. old daughter, Brooke. I cut out a heart shape for the inside & inked it red around the edges with a hand written message. I added a few red jewels on the hearts for her card.

This is the one I made for my husband. A little more paper used & I added layers of paper on the inside too. I also put some red jewels on the hearts of his card too.

After Alan made breakfast of heart shaped waffles & some bacon, we went to Menards & then had a late lunch at McDonald's, since that's Brookes favorite place to eat. We're on a really tight budget with Alan being laid off, but we were all able to eat on $10 with the coupons we had & Brooke had a $1 gift cert. from a contest she had entered. Once we got back to Plymouth, we stopped in Walgreens & Alan picked up a balloon & lip stuff & a few candy things for Brooke. We felt bad since we had gotten something for each other & not her.

Which brings me back to what we got each other! It was funny because he got me a set of screwdrivers & I got him one of those standing food hand shredders. I got tools & he got something for the kitchen. You would have thought it should have been the other way around. But, I wanted some tools of my own so I don't have to hunt down his, which he never keeps any in the house & I'm too lazy to go out to the other garage to hunt them down in the mess that's out there. And, he was wanting a new shredder because the one we had was just a one sided number that he just couldn't like. The other one we had was starting to rust. I think he likes this one, it's bigger & sturdier. I just hope he doesn't shred a knuckle with it!

God Bless & have a great day!


Feb 4, 2010

Been a little while...

It's been a while since I've posted here & even today I don't have anything new to show you, although I have been working on stuff, nothing is finished yet. As it turns out, my hubby, Alan, had his work hours cut at the beginning of the year & now he's been laid off for a couple of weeks now. So, needless to say my normal routine is not normal anymore. I love spending time with him, don't get me wrong, but I have always been kind of a loner & need my own space - a lot!

On the bright side to this, he's been getting things cleaned out that he's neglected for oh so long. It feels good to have the pile of auto magazines GONE! He finally finished the mantel above the fireplace that he started a year ago - YES!! I still have to get some stuff to put on there, but at least it's done & looks better than a couple of bare pieces of 2x4's. I love the way it turned out too.

He cleared all the junk that was piled on his desk & old stuff that he was able to let go of. I am trying to make the most of his time at home. He made a really nice play desk for our daughter, Brooke, so she could have a place to play with her Moon Sand without it getting all over the floor or on the kitchen table.It still needs a coat of paint, but we'll have to wait until spring when it warms up enough that we can do that outside. I'm thinking about adding some Cricut cut vinyl to it too!

Well, hopefully I can get some projects done to show you soon enough.

God Bless & have a great day!

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