Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Birthday to my BFF!

Ok I'm kinda hoping my best friend doesnt randomly come along and decide to read this post. Tomorrow is her birthday and I made her an extra special card. I'm broke as a joke right now since we're in the process of buying a house any and all money we've earned is going towards closing costs, moving... etc... *Wish us luck*

Anywho, so I felt really bad about not being able to spoil her on her birthday so I made her a b-day card and will have to make it up to her after we close escrow on the house. I altered Megan and swapped bodies from the Pretty Hat Set. Ever since I saw Amy alter her first Anya, I was hooked. While I haven't altered an anya yet, I'm slowly working my way there. I liked the way this card came out. It was simple, cute and special enough for my best friend :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Farm Fresh Friday - Sketch 6

Time for another Farm Fresh Friday! I need to post more regularly during the week, so my posting doesn't just happen to be for every farm fresh friday ;) My weeks are so busy between work, home, Snail Mail Creations and checking out the progress of our new house, that I haven't been able to capture everything. I'm going to make an effort to work on that this week because my days are busy and life is constantly going. It would be nice to document more.

This is my submission for this weeks challenge. I ended up altering Annika again. For some reason I just love her face and hair. I love the versitility with TGF stamps to swap heads, bodies, accessories, pets etc...
Ok gotta jet....See ya later with a sneak peek for a birthday card I made for my BFF! ;) xoxo

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy (early) Birthday to Me!

I dont know if anyone truly knows just how much I LOVE Hello Kitty! Ok so maybe that's a lie, but most people who know me pretty well know I dont just love hello kitty, they know I'm downright obsessed lol ~ Always have been... always will..... nuff said. :)

My birthday is coming up again in about 2 weeks. Meh! I hate Birthdays and getting older. Last year Kevin really outdid himself with birthday surprises that he'll probably never be able to live down for the rest of his life. #1 he proposed and #2 he also got me a puppy... talk about shocker! So now its basically impossible to top my last birthday with any sort of huge surprise. But this guy ceases to amaze me, and this year he did pretty damn good too! He got me an early birthday present and I'm really excited about it too! He got me the Sizzix Hello Kitty Big Shot. He knows how much I love HK, plus he knows how much I love crafting, scrapbooking and my obsession with The Greeting Farm and making fun & cute cards.

I've seen so many people making some of the most amazing cards, so of course I want to make some awesome cards too! My newest thing I've been dying to get are some spellbinders nestabilities to expand the possibilities for my cardmaking etc.... With my new Hello Kitty Big Shot, I can finally make some new shapes other than just circles or scalloped circles and add more flair to my cards. I feel so outta the loop on whats new and cool with the crafting machines. I need to find some more crafty friends, take a scrapbooking class again or go hang out at Archivers and try to make some friends by hanging out all day or something? lol I need to find a Scrapbook Expo too!

Next on my Wish List:
I dont know if anyone can tell, or how obvious it is... but ALL of my cards have been made with bare minimum craft supplies since we just moved and we're planning to move again in a few months once our house is built. I'm slowly getting more and more supplies together and then once our house is finished I'm gonna have my very own kick ass craft studio to work in :) Yee-Haw! Gotta get that Texas talk in there :) hahah Ok maybe not so funny, but I amuse myself :)~
Thanks for stopping by... it's the weekend folks so I'll be making more Greeting Farm Cards. My BFF's Birthday is coming up so I've gotta make her a card! :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dream Big!

" Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the Life you have imagined."

- Henry David Thoreau

Farm Fresh Friday - Forever Friends

It's another Farm Fresh Friday Folks! I've been busy with the new job, so crafting has taken a temporary backseat until I can get used to my new 8-5 work schedule again. I was out of work for 6 months so getting back into the swing of things again has left me exhausted during the week, my only "me" time is on the weekends. So as soon as Saturday hit, I was catching up on blogs and hitting the craft table to get organized again :)

Here's my FFF Challenge - Sketch #5

This was my first time attempting to alter my TGF stamps. I swapped the heads on Annika and Megan. I also used Reeta's Kitty, and the Terrier in the Pretty Hat set. My Anya and Greeting Farm Collection of stamps is almost complete. I have an insane goal to own every stamp Marie has ever made lol! Anywho back to more stamping fun! see ya next time!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

I Wanna be just like Amy Chellenge

Over at Club Anya, They there was a new challange I couldn't pass up! It's the "I wanna be just like Amy!" Contest. Amy always creates the cutest and most creative cards I've ever seen. She's one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to card making and I think she may be the queen of altering Anya too!

This was my "attempt" at creating a card like Amy's layout. I've been dying to use my Alice Anya and my Wonderland set, so I thought I would mix them in together. I wish I could have fit more fun Wonderland items on my card, but I only had so much space to work with. Plus I didnt want my card to look too cluttered.... which I'm still wondering if I over-did it???

Anywho, here's my card.. hope you like it :)


Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Watering Hole

Kevin and I decided to take a drive out to our home site since it's been a couple weeks or so since we've stopped by or even checked in with the sales office to see how everything is coming along with our house. They originally told us in mid August we'll get to set up a meeting with the builder and around the same time they'll break ground and start building our house. We're almost in mid August so we've been wondering if anything new has been going on in our new neighborhood.

We drove by tonight and were really surprised to see them watering down our lot. This is the first step right before they break ground to build. They'll get it all nice and wet to make it easier to dig deep for plumbing etc and then lay our foundation. As we were hanging out admiring our future home, Blake (Our Home Salesman) drove by since he lives right around the corner from where our new house will be. We got a chance to speak with him for a moment and he let us know we should be setting up an appt with the builder within the next week or 2. Things are moving right along... I can't believe they're already watering down our lot to get ready to start the building process. Once they start, everything will move very fast from here on out.

If you recall, just a few weeks ago things looked like this

Now they look like this

They've just started a new home right next door to us too

While we were there we also met one of our new neighbors. He was driving around checking out the neighborhood and his lot to see if they've started anything on his new house just as Kevin and I had stopped by too. He came over and introduced himself, he was extremely nice and we got to chat a little. He and his wife are newly married and they're around the same age as Kevin and I. They're closing date is within the same month as ours, so I am really looking forward to meeting his wife once we all get moved in. It would exciting if our new neighbors lead to making some new good friends :)

Anywho... that's all the updates on the house for now. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

"My favorite things" Challenge

This card resembles my most Favorite Birthday Ever. Last year on my Birthday My fiancee proposed, so it was a very special birthday since it was a complete surprise. I was so nervous the whole time he was down on one knee all I could remember hearing him say was, "Will you be my Wife?"
Challenge rules:
Create a card/layout with photos from your fave bday, or altered item that evokes and/or reminds you of your FAVORITE birthday memory. This can be your favorite present, bday party, etc. but it has to tie into your favorite memory somehow.