Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hello again!

Sorry its been a while, life has been kicking my butt lately. 
Here are some of the things I've been up to;

Thank you cards for all of the cub scout leaders:
I used my cricut campin' critters cartridge, cuttle bug embossing folders 
and tim holtz distress ink pads to create these thank you cards.

Signs for our first aid kit, for our first camping trip:
Again I used my cricut campin' critters cartridge to make both of these cuts.

Random masculine card
I used scrap papers, bakers twine, the guitar is a sticker die cut
I popped up on foam pop dots, and you rock is a digital stamp.

I did do a mother's day card but the picture did not turn out right:
I used scrap papers, cricut a child's year cartridge, a digital stamp, and a die cut chip board frame covered in white glitter. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring Lambs!!

Oh my gosh!! They're SOOOOOO CUTE, and I am so pleased to introduce you to them!

This is Marilyn she was born to our ewe Lizzy. She was the smallest in a set of triplets, unfortunately the other 2 lambs didn't make it. She's small and sleeps a lot more then the other lambs, even though she was born first. Here I'm trying to give her a little extra nutrition. For those of you who are wondering, yes I did try a bottle first. I even tried a rubber glove (goats seem to like them better then a bottle) She drank this way for me once but I haven't been able to get her to do it again.

Please meet Coco and Elvis. Coco is a the colored lamb and Elvis is white, though he has one or two spots of color. Their momma Tilly, she's a Tunis, is a bit of a nut.Even though we've had her for month's now and I go in their pen and try to interact with her, you know show her we're not going to hurt her / get her used to people, she's still a nut.

Our newest Finnesheep Phoebe had 2 little girls; Hippie and Rita. Hippie is very interesting, her wool is twice as long as any of the other lambs. Rita is a mountain climber. When her mom lays down to rest, she likes to climb on top of her and bounce around.

And last but not least, we have Squirrel. He has some definite spunk! His momma was our black ewe Trouble. I'm not sure if you can tell but those are skids being used as the sides of the pen. Squirrel is instigator and will slip behind the skid to visit Gretta. When Elvis and Coco see him they do the same.

Gretta's pen is in the corner between Tilly and Trouble. I don't believe we will be seeing any lambs from her this year. I believe she may have had one but it was stillborn or she failed to care for it.

I have some more sadness to write now. . . Our Blue Faced Leicester, Lisa, recently passed. She was carrying triplets. The vet, my husband and I tried but we were unable to save either the momma or the lambs. The vet said there was nothing we could have done differently. Sheep are really good at hiding when they don't feel well. Anything I might have questioned I contributed to her pregnancy and the multiple's she was carrying. I will be talking extensively with our vet to prevent future problems.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Happy Easter - penny slider card

I used 2 digital stamps for this card; one from Wee Stamps 
and the other was from a set of free sentiments by San's Designs.

Again I used scraps from my scrap box and plain white cardstock to make an A2 sized card. 
As you can see one of the images and some background paper stick up, so I'll have to make an envelope to go with this specific card.

I colored the images with Prismacolor Markers and then used fun flock on the flowers. 
I think in the future I will color the flowers first and then use the fun flock.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Stamp and Create April Monthly Challenge - Spring
Little Claire's Designs -  challenge #19 'Spring/Easter'

Colour Me Creative Copic Challenge - #40 'Spring Pretties'

Make It Monday Always Anything Goes - MM #83
Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog - #154 Easter
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes
The Scrapbooking Queen - Bunnies and Easter
Creative Belli - must have 3 shapes
Penny's Paper Crafty Blog - Easter
Rubys Rainbow Challenges - #24 Easter
Scrapalicious  - Easter
Southern Girls Challenges - use a sentiment
Inky impressions - Flower Power
Paper Pretties - April showers bring May flowers
Stamping with the Dragon - Spring is here
Whimsical designs - 'Celebrate Spring'
Crafty Purple Frog challenges - #37 anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop - friends

Milk and Coffee challenge - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Happy Easter
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - anything goes
Card Crafters Circle - #16 Easter
Card Makin' Mamas - Easter
Totally Papercrafts Challenge - #110 Easter
Simply Create Too  - #10 Eggs or Bunnies
wags n Whiskers - Say it with Flowers

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sweet Little Girl - Birthday card

I used my Gypsy and Cricut 
to cut out the silhouette of the little girl (from a childs year cartridge),
the flower boarder (from 3 Birds - Straight from the Nest cartridge),
and the sentiment (also from the 3 Birds - Straight from the Nest cartridge)

Using the 'cheater' method I attached some pretty blue ribbon to the base layer of the card front. 

I used my Zig 2 way glue pen to adhere everything together.
(Its quickly becoming my favorite adhesive)

I colored the flower boarder with my alcohol based Prismacolor markers,
then I added an oval shaped pearl to their centers,
and to finish I used Glossy Accents to make the flowers really pop. 

In retrospect I wish I had used a lighter shade of green for the background, I still think it works I just wish the words stood out a little more. Maybe I could coat them with Glossy Accents . . . 

Anyway, these are the challenges I would like to enter this card in: 
   Crafty Calender Challenge March challenge - Spring clean (everything used was from my scrap box, except the Cricut and Gypsy of course)
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - CCCB Challenge #2
- Ribbon and/or Lace!
Truly, Madly, Crafty Challenge Blog March challenge
- color inspiration photo
Little Clair challenge #19 - Spring / Easter
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings   RRR challenge #44
- Spring with ribbon
Milk Coffee challenges challenge #1- anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey PCJ challenge #5- pretty pastels
Cute Card Thursday challenge #209 - anything goes
Splendiferous Creations: Bloggers Challenge - They say it's your Birthday - Bloggers challenge
The Poodles Parlour Challenge - anything goes
Simply Create Too  challenge #9 - 'Its Spring!?!'
Crafty Ann's challenge #61 - spring into Spring!
Jellypark Friends Challenge National Craft Month challenge - favorite item; my cricut gypsy
scrabookaholic by Abby  Dilo En Espanol Challenge #4
- anything goes
wags n Whiskers challenge #75 - luck of the irish - use green
Just some lines - spring cleaning challenge
3 colors of cardstock scraps 1yr+
pearls bought last Oct. when I got married
patterned paper also bought last Oct.
Totally Gorjuss challenge challenge #123 - Spring!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I made this card from 2 scraps of green patterned paper, white and black cardstock. 
I used my cricut to cut out a pot from the From My Kitchen cartridge. I then added rhinestones,
 a stamp from the dollar bin at Jo Ann Fabrics and a little stickles to finish it.