Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Craft Barn Blog Candy Giveaway.

Wow and what an amazing candy giveaway it is.
I am new to the blog posting world thing and have never won a blog candy giveaway let alone offer one myself. I think it is so awesome how many people (crafter's) out there that offer up these types of giveaway's. It is amazing how many generous people are still out there.
I sometime's wonder where all the nice and generous people are these days after I have a sorta bad day around here then I just log onto my many blog's that I follow and see all the different challenge's going on and the prize's being awarded and the blog candy giveaway's that blogger's offer up to anyone.
Whether they know you or not. Just for simply becoming a follower and reading their blog.
Which most of the time alot of people would just do it for free.
I have seen alot of site's offer alot of different goodies of all type's.
I am a very generous person myself. It's just the joy I guess of giving something to someone who otherwise would not have it. That is my enjoyment of giving.
Especially around here with all the limited crafting shop's we have and all.
I do most all of my craft shopping online. We do have a Joann's fabric store but the contents of the store is in the name. FABRIC... I guess around here most of the ladie's and few gents that do craft are just into quilt's. which I like quilt's. who doesnt like a good heirloom quilt, right?
But as far as papercrafting or polymer clay or jewelry, art journal, mixed media it just doesnt exist at my local joann's.
So I do most of my shopping online.
Ok there I go again rambling and totally jumped off of the topic like I alway's do when writing a letter or telling a story.
Anyway I am sure that we have all gotten the point of my post today.
It is always very nice sometimes to give than to recieve.
So at this giving time of year be glad we are all alive and well and give thanks if nothing else.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Smudgy Antic's Weekly Challenge Entry

Howdy everyone lookin.
I am posting a picture of my entry for the challenge over at
Theme was to use "Hearts" somewhere on your project.
Well I was lucky enough to win the challenge for last week and the prize was a heart.
It was from their "Inner Working's" set. You can follow this link to go straight to it if you are interesting in buying one for yourself.
They have lots of other cool stamps. Rubber and Digital and other merchandise as well.
I chose to make a large tag this week using that stamp along with some other new rubber stamps I just got in the mail the other day from  They are another awesome site that carries digital and rubber stamps. The stamps I used are only available in rubber.
The first set is  "Mi Amor" Mistress of the night Senora Muertas along with the roses and leaves are from their " Sugar Skull's" Collection. and the sugar skull at the bottom is from their "Smiling Skulls" set.
I crinkled the tag and then ironed it out flat and used red brick and black soot distress inks on it.
I also stamped the clock from a wood mounted Tim Holtz stamp.
I also used rock candy from Tim's collection of stuff on the heart and at the bottom left I used a wax seal thingy and put a heart design on it using gold wax.
Added some feather's from my collection.
I love using feather's on stuff that I make.
I do believe that is it. I dont know if I'm supposed to say what all I use or not. I just see other's do it. Well some do and some dont. I myself like it cause it gives me idea's and the know how to buying more craft stuff. I have to buy all mine online and I dont have the thrill of walking down the isle looking so I do my shopping from everyone's blogs.
They are giving away a grumpie image this week and that is another of their awesome stamps I am dying to own. So everyone wish me luck and I wish everyone Good Luck.
Thank's for looking and take care of you and your's.

I also had to throw this picture in. It's of my kitty. Well she's almost a cat now. She stayed little forever I didnt think she was ever gonna grow and then all of a sudden whamo she's huge. Not my lil baby anymore. LoL I love animals. I have 3 dog's and my kitty and 2 rats left.
I had 7 rats at this time last year but if anyone know's rats they sure dont have a long life span.
and it kill's me too. I started adopting rats and got them all at the same time and yepper their the same age and yepper dying really close together.
That's the only downfall of having pet rat's. other than that they are a great pet. Alot smarter than what everyone think's. A person will get bit by a hamster alot quicker than they would a rat.
But anyway enough rambling.
All that from just wanting to post a picture of my kitty cat. LoL
She slept in that blanket all afternoon. That's what all the animal's did today. SLEEP. Including the hubby..

Saturday, November 12, 2011

My entry in the Weekly Challenge at "Smudgy Antics"

Hello. It has been a while since I posted on my blog.
I have been doing a few crafty things around the house.
With my classes and trying to take care of all that's mine thing's get a little crunched up sometime's.
But I'm sure we all know about that.
Well I made this wall hanger on Halloween Day so I hope it will pass as an entry.
I have made a few cards and atc's since then but havent altered anything since halloween day.
That's only 12 days ago so hopefully it will pass.
They are all awesome over there so I am sure there will be no problem.
You should go check them out at
They also have some awesome rubber stamps, digital stamps, and other merchandise on their website.
I had a lady ask me about the heart stamp I used on my journal page for the weekly assignment over at
It's was the human heart from their "Quoth the Raven" set.
One of my fav sets. I like them all but couldnt wait to get that rubber stamp set.

Ok so now on to the wall hanging.
I used Edgar, the Raven,Nevermore and also the skull is from that set as well. (Quoth the Raven)
The Happy Halloween and Sweet nightmare stamps are also from
The feather's are from my stash of pigeon feather's that I collect from out in the yard. Y es we have a few of them that like to roost on the roof. I roughed them up a bit to make them look alittle worn down.
The big raven pic came from website. They have alot of awesome clipart there that is free. The word Boo is glued onto coaster's that I collected from the bar I used to work at. I put some gold embossing powder on some spots. Hooked some black ribbon on it and there ya go.
Now it's hanging in my craft room where it will probably be until next halloween. Lol.
Actually I like it that much. maybe I will use it and hang a different image on it for every holiday as they come. I'll change the boo to Xmas and keep everything else the same. colors and all. LoL

But anyway this is my entry for Smudgy Antics weekly challenge this week. "Alter Something"
Thanks for looking and hope you like it.