Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Monday!

Hey - are you ready for Thanksgiving? I just got back from the grocery store and I think everyone else had the same idea as me - let's go on Monday b/c there won't be anyone there today since it's early enough in the week - WRONG!!! I managed to get out and home w/out a scrape, though, so all is good and I'm ready to begin preparation for Thursday.
I'm so thankful for all God has blessed us with this past year. We are in our own home, we have the $$ to do our addition and my family is healthy and whole. What are you thankful for? We all have so much to be appreciative of, don't we?
Lovin this card - it's so simple, yet one that has a lot of personality. The stamp set is CTMH and the papers are Daisy D's. Pretty self explanatory...
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and bless you! Thanks for visiting! Brenda

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Give Thanks

I am lovin' this card!! I'm also lovin' the fact we don't have our 2 paper routes anymore and I'm able to actually have some "me" time before the troops hit the door. Woo hoo!

OK...back to the card I just made. I had an aha moment today when I realized Thanksgiving is next week and I've been remiss in making any cards for my family and friends. So, today I whipped this beauty up. It's made with CTMH textured, as well as smooth cardstock and I have to say one of the things I love about their cardstock is the fact it has a white core and can be sanded and made to look aged. I stamped the green images on some patterned cardstock. The flowers are diecuts that have been sanded as well to look aged. Also, not sure if you can tell, but the littlest flower on the bottom (in the middle of the cut out flower) is coated with Liquid Glass and has a little Bella Bauble in the middle. "Give" and "Thanks" are stamped on plain 'ol chipboard.

What d'ya think? Leave me a comment and let me know you've visited - c'mon, you can do it! Have a wonderful day and I'll talk at ya soon! B

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


OK...I know this is my second post of the day, but I couldn't let this go without showing you how beautiful our sunset was this evening. Nothing like those Wyoming sunsets! Have a beautiful evening! B

Hey! What's up?

I have come back from the dead, or at least it feels that way! I have had some sort of yucky bug and it had me down hard for a day or so...I'm way glad that's over. Do ya' feel like you're a new person once you're back on your feet? I sure do. It's great to be alive!
Here's the latest page I did using all CTMH papers (did I tell you I've become a CTMH consultant) and I'm just lovin' their papers and accessories! "Fall" was stamped singly and cut out and I love the effect I got on my homemade tag. A very simple page, but an idea I got from one of Becky Higgins' sketches. She's so good at simple, yet effective layouts!
I hope this week is going well for you. We are busily working away on our house addition and have the decking down, walls ready to go up. The weather has been holding w/out snow or rain; God has answered my husband's prayers to keep the snow at bay, although tonight there's a chance. We'll cross our fingers it passes over!
Have a wonderful Wednesday! Hugs - Brenda

Saturday, November 15, 2008

You & Me

Happy Saturday! The weather here has been so pretty today - lovin' this time of year before the snow actually hits and everything is blanketed in white. Yesterday, it was downright chilly, but the sun was shining, so that makes it all okay in my book. There aren't any leaves left on the trees - well most are naked - and we've seen so many deer prancing around our house, so makes me think winter isn't too far off.
This page is made entirely with CTMH papers. Lovin' their papers and how well they sand and show the white core underneath. I had some brads and other little assorted chipboard embellies that I added to my page and the circle lists some of the attributes I love about my honey. I love the way this page turned out, don't you?
Have a wonderful weekend. I'm busily working away on some projects that I hope to be able to publish here soon. See ya - Brenda

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Did you...?

VOTE? Today was the day, the day we've been working up to (dreading?) for awhile now. We braved the cold wind and crowds to head out about 5:00 p.m. or so. Not sure where we stand as of this hour (it's 8:05 MST)...but our prayers go out that we will elect a president that not only leads our country with wisdom, but on his knees in prayer. OK... nuff said on that matter. I have a very cute card to share with you that I whipped up with CTMH papers and stamps. It's from the "Originals" book by CTMH. There is a really cool feature in the back of the book - a CD that contains templates you can print out and use in your cardmaking. It's pretty cool and a wonderful addition to an already wonderful book! This card is very simple, yet I think turned out so cute. It measures 3 x 4-3/4, so perfect to tuck in with a gift or as a sweet encouragement for a friend.

Thanks for visiting and looking - have a wonderful Tuesday and stay warm! B