Thursday, December 19, 2013

Show me #135

Happy, happy Thursday!  Can you believe that Christmas is just six days away?  My goodness.  I'd better get my hind end in gear.  Mostly gift cards, but I still need to get them.  I am a procrastinator when it comes to most shopping, unless it has to do with electronics.  Sad, but true.  It's my story and I'm stinking to it.  :)

Thanks to everyone who played in the SMT #134 fun.  All the entries were just fabulous!  Thanks for sharing.  I LOVE being nosey.  Don't you?!?!?

With that said, let's get to the fun stuff.  The WINNERS!  The two lucky winners of a FREE image from the Sassy Cheryl's Shop, are. . . . . .
None other than. . . . .
Shirley & AJ 


  Congratulations ladies. Just drop me an email and I'll get your FREE image right to you.

I have been under this week, so I haven't gotten near as much done as I would have liked, so I've spent a good amount of time on the sofa, watching Netflix and sketching on my iPad.  It's actually been relaxing.  This is just one of the sketching that I have been working on.  Maddie is encouraging this sweet little duck that she can fly.  I think that little fella accomplished her mission, don't you!?!?!?!?

She's trying to be a good little teacher. . . .

And then I played with a little color.

Look for her soon in the Sassy Cheryl's Shop.

Since the holidays are coming up and New Years is just around the corner, I am running the SMT fun for THREE WEEKS this time.  So relax.  You have plenty of time!!!

So, now that I've showed you mine, I can't wait to see yours!  You'll have three weeks to post your images.  And yes, you may enter once for each week.  You'll have until 9 PM EST, Wednesday, January 8th to get those entries in.  You'll be entered to win a free image from the Sassy Cheryl's Shop just for playing along.  One winner for each week. And remember, for you newbies, it doesn't have to be anything crafty, it just has to be something that you're doing.  We cannot wait to see.


So. . .until next time. . . 

Merry Christmas!
&
Happy New Year!

See you in 2014!!!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Once Upon a Time. . . .Kraftin' Kimmie Hop

***If you're looking for the SMT fun, scroll down one post, or click HERE**

Once Upon a Time. . . .who doesn't love a good classic fairy tale?  I know I certainly do.  One of my all time favorites Little Red Riding Hood.  Such a classic.  But then again, all of good ones are.  Sadly, they just don't make 'em like they used to.  Do they.  
I had the privilege of whipping up these little cuties for Kraftin' Kimmie this month, and I have to say, even though I drew them, I just love them all.  Each one is super fun and just itching to be colored.  Take a look. . . . .

Once Upon a Time #1

Once upon a Time #2


Just check out this adorable and oh, so gorgeous card created by the very talented Kraftin' Kimmie herself.  Ain't it a STUNNER!!!


And since you all know that I don't do cards, here is my colored up "Mad Hatter" image.


Now, all that's left for you to do is to get hopping over to the rest of these fine ladies blogs and leave them some love.  Make sure you do. . .as you'll be entered in a drawing to win one of these wonderful rubber stamps set.  So. . .get moving.  What are you waiting for!  

Watch out for That Cheshire Cat.  I'm sure he's lurking out there somewhere.    Happy Hopping!  See ya next month!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Show Me Thursday #134

Happy Thursday all.  I hope that you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving.  I had TWO!  I got lucky!  And boy were they both fattening.  Turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, just to name a few of the yummies, followed up with pumpkin pie, banana pudding and apple pie.  Makes me hungry just remembering it.  And Christmas will be the same.  LOVE all of those yummy foods and sweets!  Don't you!?!?!?!?

With that said, let's get to the fun stuff.  The WINNERS!  Since it was a three week Show Me Thursday, there are THREE winners of a FREE image from the Sassy Cheryl's Shop.  And. . . .
those three lucky winners are. . . .

KITTY, CYNTHIA & AJ 


Just check out what they had to share with us!  And I said it last time, Cynthia. . .you REALLY need to play the lottery.  I ain't kidding.  LOL  Congratulations ladies. Just drop me an email and I'll get your FREE image right to you.

As I said, I was lucky to enjoy two Thanksgiving dinners.  My family does our Thanksgiving dinner the Saturday before and I love it.  All of my family live in the Shenandoah Valley and it's all beautiful country.  I LOVE it.  My sister has a gorgeous house and she goes out for the Christmas Holiday.  Decorating and getting everything just 'so' to showcase her country home.  Here are some of the beautiful decorations that she has out this year.  I'm so jealous!  I can't wait to have a house and do the same.  :)






So tastefully done and oh so inviting.  She is truly a country gal. But then again. . .so AM I!  Ain't it GRAND!

So, now that I've showed you mine, I can't wait to see yours!  You'll have two weeks to post your images.  And yes, you may enter once for each week.  You'll have until 9 PM EST, Wednesday, December 18th to get those entries in.  You'll be entered to win a free image from the Sassy Cheryl's Shop just for playing along.  One winner for each week. And remember, for you newbies, it doesn't have to be anything crafty, it just has to be something that you're doing.  We cannot wait to see.


So. . .until next time. . . Happy snooping!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Love is in the air. . . . HOP!

***If you're looking for the SMT fun, scroll down one post, or click HERE**
Yes, it is time to start thinking about Love & Valentines.  I know, I know, we haven't even gotten through Thanksgiving or Christmas, but you know you have to plan ahead right?  Well, Kraftin' Kimmie is right on time with the theme this month.  I LOVE working with Kimmie.  She always has the BEST ideas for the upcoming seasons.  I always have a great time creating these images and each month, I think the sets that I am working on become my new favorites.  And these are no different.  Just look at these cuties.  Love is definitely in the air.



Card created by the very talented Jessie Rone!


And since you all know that I don't do cards, here is my colored up "Kissing Cousins" image.




Now, all that's left for you to do is to get hopping over to the rest of these fine ladies blogs and leave them some love.  Make sure you do. . .as you'll be entered in a drawing to win one of these wonderful rubber stamps set.  So. . .get moving.  What are you waiting for!  

I'm blowing ya big kisses!  Did ya catch one?  Happy Hopping!  See ya next month!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Show Me Thursday #133

Happy Thursday my nosey little friends.  I hope that you are having a fantastic week. I have been playing catch up since I got back from OBX, with a few snags along the way and I cannot seem to get back into my normal routine.  And I fear that it might be after Christmas before I do. Lordie!

Enough of my whining. . . .let's get to the fun stuff.  The WINNERS!

The winners of a free image from the Sassy Cheryl's Stamps shop are. . . .

TAMMIE & CYNTHIA 

Aren't these cards just beautiful!!!!  Love them.
Congrats ladies!!!!  Just drop me an email and I'll get your FREE image right to you! And Cynthia, you TOTALLY need to play the lottery.  Just saying.  That's TWO weeks in a row that you've won.  :)

My last couple of weeks have been a little different as far as creativity.  My neighbor on the 2nd floor, Lynette has a soon to be sister-in-law, Jessie, that is a professional photographer.  Lynette wanted to have some fun photos taken, so we took off for the day and just played.  We had a blast.  There were SO many photos that Jessie took of Lynette, but this was my absolute favorite.  Relaxed, playful and un-posed.  Ain't it a beauty!  Maybe one day, I'll get up the nerve to have my photo taken and do the same.  It really was super fun.

So, that's mine. . . .where is yours?  We all want to see.  Show us please, if you will.  We are all along for the ride!  
Since Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, I've decided to run the SMT fun for THREE weeks instead of the normal two.  You'll have until 9 PM EST, Wednesday, December 4th to get those entries in.  You'll be entered to win a free image from the Sassy Cheryl's Shop just for playing along.  One winner for each week. And remember, for you newbies, it doesn't have to be anything crafty, it just has to be something that you're doing.  We cannot wait to see.


So. . .until next time. . . Happy snooping!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SHOW ME THURSDAY #132

Happy Halloween!  I'm really not much of a Halloween person, but since the post happens to be on the 31st, I thought it only appropriate to say. Hope that you have something fun planned.  I'll be working and sitting on my butt watching scary movies. Even though I don't do Halloween, I have to admit, I love my cheesy scary movies.  I hate to admit it, but, yep, Mike Myers, Jason and Freddy and I are old friends.

I have had such a fabulous month.  It was nice to get away for almost 2 weeks to relax. I couldn't tell you the last time that I have done that. I think, however, vacations are not for me, because I feel like a one legged man in a but kicking contest trying to catch up on everything.  :)

Let's get to the fun stuff first and then I'll tell you about my fun.  How does that sound?!
Since I was away a lot this past month, almost a month to be exact, I decided to do 4 winners.
The winners of a free image from the Sassy Cheryl's Stamps shop are. . . .

KRIS, CYNTHIA, DIANNE & KETI




Congrats ladies!!!!  Just drop me an email and I'll get your FREE image right to you!

For my 1st mini vacation, I went to Mississippi to spend about a week with some of my sassy gals from the PCP (Paper Craft Planet) group, but I can't really post much of that, since Shirley stole my thunder. We had an absolute blast, and much to everyones surprise, Judy and I did not kill each other.  Siri, however became Ann (another DT members) good friend, but she was a little nasty to me!  Siri, not Ann.  I'll save that story for another day.  You really had to be there, but it was truly a 'belly laughing moment'…..until it hurt.

My 2nd mini vacation was to OBX (Outer Banks) for my birthday on Saturday.  Yes, I am now 46 and proud of it.  :)
I have a friend that has a vacation home there and it only cost us about $45 each for the entire weekend.  Food, gas and all.  What a deal.  I was in heaven.  I haven't been on any type of vacation for a very long time, so it was well deserved and much needed.   Here are just a few of the MANY photos. . .
View from the deck.  Yep. . . .many cups of coffee were had there in the morning.

First view of the beach.  That's Bella at the bottom of the photo with her red bandanna on trying to figure out the ocean.  Well, she had an itch at that moment, but the scene before was priceless.

Sunrise, our first morning.  Love it!

Sunset. . .missed the highlight, but it's still gorgeous!!!

These next few photos are from Jockey's Ridge.  Lord, did I learn quickly how out of shape I was.  Puff, puff!

It was worth the trip.. . .. 

Sand dunes forever. . . 

it goes on and on….

and on!  It was worth the CLIMB up.  Beautiful!

Corolla lighthouse. . . .
Nope, I didn't go up.  Afraid of heights and so I admired it from below.  Just as gorgeous with my feet firmly planted on the grass sand..

Walk around the area around the lighthouse.

Love that bridge.  Simply beautiful in person

And this gives you an 'overall' view of the area.  Gorgeous.  It was so quiet and relaxing on Sunday.  Just loved it.

Hope I didnt overwhelm you.  It really was breathtaking!  So much fun to get away.  I really enjoyed myself and had a fabulous time.  Time with friends is really the best thing ever!  Thank you to Kaylee and Lynette for going along with me.  I really had to drag you along, I know.  LOL I'm sure you won't want to go next year.  

So, that's mine. . . .where is yours?  We all want to see.  Show us please, if you will.  We are all along for the ride!  
You'll have until 9 PM EST, Wednesday, November 6th to get those entries in.  You'll be entered to win a free image from the Sassy Cheryl's Shop just for playing along.  One winner for each week.  So, get busy, we cannot wait to see.


So. . .until next time. . .. .

Thursday, October 3, 2013

SHOW ME THURSDAY #131

Happy October!  Lordie, Lordie, before you know it, we will be wrapping Christmas gifts.  Where in the world did 2013 go?  WOW! I hope that you are having a great week and you are ready for the weekend.  I know I am!!!

Just a quick insert here to let you know that the SMT this time will be running through the 30th of October.  I will be out of town on a couple of mini vacations and I really won't have the time, or the resources to do the posting, so you'll have almost an entire month to enter.  And, if you so choose, you may enter 4 times.  One for each week.  How's that for keeping you busy!?!?!?!?!?

Well, enough about that.  Let's get to the fun stuff.
The winners of a free image from the Sassy Cheryl's Stamps shop are. . . .

FABIOLA & SARAH-STRESSED STAMPER


Congrats ladies!!!!  Just drop me an email and I'll get your FREE image right to you!

So, those who have been with me for a LONG time, know that I do love me some snowmen.  And I've had many, many requests lately to get on the move and give you some new ones.  Well, here are just two of four sketches that I have in the works for some brand new 'chilly' friends.  They should both be available in the Sassy Cheryl's Shop sometime over the weekend.  So be on the look out.


So. . .what are you up to?  I can't wait to see what you're going to share with us. And since I am going to be going on a couple of 'mini' vacations this month, I am running the SMT fun for an ENTIRE MONTH, so you may enter up to 4 times.  There will be 4 winners announced, the next time I post, so get busy.  No excuses.  You have almost an entire month.
You'll have until 9 PM EST, Wednesday, October 30th to get those entries in.  Cannot wait to see.


So. . .until next time. . .. .

Thursday, September 19, 2013

SHOW ME THURSDAY #130

I certainly hope fall temps are arriving in your area. They are here and I am totally LOVING it.  I love my coffee, but on a cool morning, it just seems to taste better, wouldn't you agree?  I hope that the temps are finally here to stay!!!!!

Well, lets get to fun. . .shall we.  The winners for these past two weeks.  Thanks to everyone who played along.  It was a blast, looking at your photos and reading your posts. I hope that you will all continue to play along.  Such fun.
The winners of a free image from the Sassy Cheryl's Stamps shop are. . ..

TOOTSIE & MARY-ANNE V.

Congrats ladies!!!!  Just drop me an email and I'll get your FREE image right to you!

So, this past Sunday was the Grant reunion and boy was it fun.  Back in the 'boonies' as we say.  What a gorgeous drive, both up and back.  We decided to come down on the parkway on the way back.  It was gorgeous!  I MISS the mountains SO much.  And of course, back in Montebello, where the reunion was held is certainly some of the most country that you will ever experience.  It's WAAAYYY back there.  No cell service either.  My neighbor was watching the fur babies while I was gone, so I told her that if there was an emergency, to not even try to contact me. .. just use your best judgement.  LOL  Luckily, nothing happened.
It was great to see some relatives that I haven't seen in a long time.  And of course, the food was AMAZING!  Ate WAY too much, but trust me, I wore my bigger jeans just for the occasion.
Here are just a few photos of the day.  Enjoy!


Dad, my sister Cindy, my mom and me.  Yes, I know. . .I look just like my momma.  LOL


Three of my beautiful nieces, Ashley, Alisha, Michaela, my sister and of course, ME!


From left to right, Uncle Billy, Uncle Roy, Great Aunt Rennie, Alisha, (Anthony & Maria) Dad, Aunt Janey and my sister.
Poor Alisha. . .both of the kids wanted to be in mommas arms.  LOL  Doesn't the expression on her face just say it all.


The two remaining Greats. Uncle Kenneth and Aunt Rennie.
Yep, I was pulling on his suspenders ALL day.  So fun to tease.  :)

Just some of the bounty that I brought home with me.....call out of my parents garden and also canned by my mom.  Stewed tomatoes, green beans, bread & butter pickle, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and sour dough bread. YUM!!!!


So. . .what are you up to?  I can't wait to see what you're going to share with us.  And remember. . .for you newbies, it doesn't have to be anything crafty.  It can be whatever you're working on.  You'll have until 5 PM EST, October 2nd to link up your blog and photos to be entered in the drawing for the free image giveaway.  There will be two winners, one for each week and yes, you may enter twice.  

See you in two weeks.

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