Saturday, April 30, 2011


a few of you all have asked why i am no longer a as i replied to Becky: i stopped being a vegetarian when i got pregnant with my first child...i had a decent diet but i couldn't keep much down and as i was so young the doctor advised me that i was anemic and putting the baby at risk...and i was craving pepperoni sticks and clam chowder (and mud/dirt) of all i am now an omnivore that leans towards vegetarian food...still more plants than animals on my plate and my kids love their veggies too...they pass up chocolate cake for first hamburger post vegetarian made me so ill that i didn't have another one for 6 months...i also drank milk while being a vegetarian since i love milk...and soy/rice milk was hard to come by back then...still LOVE tofu...especially in enchiladas...but rarely eat peanut butter anymore

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks Chris for passing this to what do i do?..oh yeah...

A. Thank and link back to the person that gave the award...see above

B.  Tell 7 things about yourself...
1- i still love to make mud pies and crave the smell of wet earth
2- i find slicing/chopping vegetables to be relaxing
3- i was a gymnast...and competed until i was 4 months pregnant with my oldest daughter
4-i grill and use my smoker year round...even with over a foot of snow outside...Thanksgiving turkey & Christmas ham have to be smoked ya know...all charcoal no propane
5- i was a vegetarian for 4 years
6- now i'm an omnivore
7- i crunch ice compulsively

C. Pass this award on....i'll do 10 okay?
1- Becky - A Diamond in the Rough
2- Kay - Stamping for Sanity
3- Tessa - Kraf*T*y Mama
4 - Rhonda - rhondastamps
5- Meg - Corgi Creations
6- Dixie - EmbelliButtons
7- Trish - Mouse Print Creations
8- Paige - She Who Must Stamp
9- Ruth - Stamp off, Eh!
10- Joanne - Creative Pursuits

be safe/be well...and i will be posting again to Hobby Lobby tonight...yay!

Monday, April 18, 2011

4 Legged Friends and More Swap

i did a swap featuring our "4 legged friends"...i chose to do dragons..goats..bison/buffalo...and of course pigs!... this was a HUGE swap hosted by karly1020 on is she see the cards swappers sent you can look at the gallery here...some very talented papercrafters out with out further ado these are my cards:



for the pig card i revamped a card i did for the Hope You Can Cling to Challenge last October on SCS...i love this stamp and the design.. i used a different shade of pink for the top ribbon this time...

thanks for looking...happy crafting!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hello~ UDI sketch and Color Throwdown

i am getting brave...doing 2 challenges on 1 card... the Color Throwdown #137..and the Utah Divas International Sketch Challenge #132
Colors for the Throwdown
UDI Sketch
Paper: taken with teal..summer sun..whisper white..plaid dp
Ink: taken with teal..summer sun
Stamps: tagger's dozen
Accessories: sheer yellow ribbon..1.5 & 1.75" circle punches

the dp has a celery shade in it so i figure that counts for certainly celery...i did compare it to the cardstock and it's a very close match...and now the sun is peeking out so i am going to get my day really safe/be well all...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

UDI Color Challenge #31

today's color challenge @ Utah Divas International is using this picture and these colors:

and i was at a the combo i fiddle farted around and this is what happened:

Paper: night of navy..bashful blue..whisper white
Ink: daffodil delight..basic black..night of navy
Stamps: big blossom..wonderful words ii
Accessories: sponge dauber 
you can't really tell in the picture i posted...but the card base is night of navy..the center of the flower is basic black..and the sentiment is stamped in night of navy...i may have to fine tune this card...i do like the combo and the big blossom...

ETA: and these are the USAF Seal colors

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blog Candy @ ~Chris' World~

Chris is a member of my blog group: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Supplies...we are all military spouses...she is offering a wonderful coffee themed stamp set "latte love" over on  her blog..~Chris' World~ ...she's looking to have 25 followers...easy enough go check out her'll like it there!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

UDI Inspiration Challenge #142

Utah Divas Inspiration Challenge today has this picture (above) posted to inspire us...however this is what my utah looks like today...thunder...hail...and rain...brrrr!..welcome to spring huh?

but i was inspired...and this is what i created....
Paper: confetti white..cherry cobbler
Ink: ridinghood red..cherry cobbler..wild wasabi..daffodil delight
Image: tulip clip art
Accessories: sheer daffodil ribbon

i sponged a clip art image on conffetti white cs with ridinghood red..cherry cobbler..wild wasabi and daffodil delight...tied a daffodil colored bow (badly tied i know) and layered on cherry cobbler cheered me up!

ETA: it is now snowing..BIG..FAT..fluffy flakes..and wet...we have an areal flood warning in effect

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

UDI Color Challenge #30

i saw the colors for this color challenge EARLY this morning over on Utah Divas International...i was inspired immediately...early expresso...real red...crumb cake and very vanilla...yummy colors right?
so i hobbled as quick as i could to my craft room...aka the disaster zone...grabbed the papers, ink and the stamp set...and voila!!

Paper: early expresso..real red..crumb cake..very vanilla
Ink: early expresso
Stamps: coffee cafe
Accessories: red ribbon..crimper

i crimped the crumb cake strip...and added the ribbon...edged the vanilla with expresso ink...stamped and layered my image and sentiment...had the little bit of open space left lower corner so i stamped some coffee beans...i have to tell you this came together QUICK!...and i love it!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Naughty...But Nice Swap

Paper: whisper white..night of navy..ridinghood red
Ink: printer
Stamp: Bugaboo Stamps digi sassy nurse
Accessories: red stickles
the idea for this swap was to do cards that were slightly naughty...but still "nice"...i saw this digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps...and knew it was the one for this card...i colored her on my computer... i tried coloring with pencils and markers but she didn't look right...i used red stickles on her shoes for the "bling"...printed the sentiment and i wasn't standing for too long...or safe/be well everyone

p.s. the sentiment i almost used was: Wanna play Doctor?

p.p.s. i entered her in Bugaboo Stamps April Anything Goes Challenge

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