Monday, August 25, 2008

we've moved!!!

God is so good! I feel like it's been months since I've been online or scrapped (it's really only been a few weeks - a long few weeks), but we have finally moved and are settled in for the most part. We've still got boxes, and no bed (we're sleeping on the couch) but we are loving it here. We chose a little place on a small horse ranch not far from my dad's house where I grew up. It's perfect for us. And the pups have their own yard complete with a dog house, car port and porch. I'll get some pics up soon. For now, here's a pic of bug yesterday, her 11 month birthday! She has been fussing when I dress her lately and has learned to take her diaper off too. After i took her shirt off she crawled around with it in her hands for most of the evening. Silly girl. She's so much fun.

My first toot was released and I didn't even know it! I'm still new to all of this stuff, but i hadn't received my magazine yet, so I sent snr an e-mail. Silly me - their articles are all online. So here it is!! (If you aren't a member of SNR you won't be able to view the page, but you can see the project here. ) It was a magnet board I made for my Grandma for Mother's Day. She keeps it in her kitchen with her recipes on it. Super simple, and so cute. These are few more that I made as gifts a while back. The bottle caps, flip flops, dotted brads and flowers are magnets and can be moved around on the board anywhere.

If you'd like more info on how to make them, message me, I'd be happy to share.

And..... speaking of toots...... I got my second one last week!!!! I wanted to share so bad but didn't have the internet, so i'll do it now! Card Makers sent me an e-mail telling me they chose one of my cards for the March 09 issue!! I haven't posted it anywhere so I can't use my sweet little "out for publication" thingy that my hubby made, but I'll be sure to share it when I can. It's one of my favs! I'm really excited (and was very surprised) about this one!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Six down, six to go!

Here are my next two cards for the anni-VERVE-sary sketches. Six down, six to go. These were CTMH stamps (with the exception of the rhonna farrer butterfly) that I had in the drawer and hadn't had a chance to get inked up yet. I had a lot of fun with them, it was a nice stress free night. Hopefully I'll get a few more done at nap time. We're still waiting for the relator to call back and let us know if we got the house, maybe she'll call today and tell us to start packing :) Say a little prayer for us!
anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenge #8 and this weeks meet the verve divas challenge with amy sheffer

anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenge #7

Friday, August 8, 2008

I think it's fixed :)

Was anyone else having problems viewing their blog? I couldn't see any changes, couldn't see my new posts, but the hubby could see the changes I made from his computer. Weird. But I guess it's fixed now, and just in time too! Julie is having her anni-VERVE-sary celebration over at scs and there are some great challenges. Check out her 12 days of anni-VERVE-sary sketches and be sure to check out the galleries while you're there. There are some exciting releases coming up too! She has a new stamp set called "beautiful you," a commemorative set of meaningful quotes, each chosen by one of the designers. Each day one designer posts a card made using her quote! I really want this set! And tomorrow starts the august sneak previews for the other new sets! Here are Julie's scetches and the cards I came up with for them (I'm not finished, but I'll add them here as I get them done, so check back!):

anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenge #2

anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenge #4

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

my first toot!!

funny story.... i'm at my sisters staying the night. we drove around all day looking at houses and didn't find anything and i'm pooped. my sister is at a concert so it's just me and bug. i get her down, turn on decorating cents and crawled into bed and check my e-mail. half asleep and thinking it was junk mail, i almost deleted it. so glad i looked twice!! it was snr letting me know they picked my magnet board for their artful rooms kitchen section!!! toot! toot! it's my first one!! i know it's not a big one, but it's the first! i was so excited i had to tell someone, and the internet was down in the sand pit, so i couldn't call matt or instant message him, and it was like 2 in the morning, so i sent him an e-mail. this is what it said... "Oh my Gosh!! Holy moly! Guess what!!! I can't wait for you to guess!!! Holy cow! I'm getting published!! Holy stinking cow!! I just got an e-mail that Scrapbook News and Reviews wants to publish the recipe holder that I made for Mema in the August issue!!!! Holy cow!!! I have to print out the form and fax it to them with a product list!!! Holy moly!!!" and i immediately went looking for my sister's printer :) anyway, now i get to put one of those "out for publication" thingies in my gallery where the magnet board used to be. so fun! except, i'm a paper person, i have no clue about these cutsie computer images, so my sweet hubby helped me out. he had a picture of a card i made a while back saved on his computer and he used a piece of that to make me this:

thank you baby! i love you!
that's all for now... i'm off to replace my gallery pics with this super cool new one! :D