Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Blog Candy Alerts...

Okay so I saw one, which led to another and oh my goodness there is A LOT of great candy in blog land right now! Here are a few to sample :)
Celebrating sweetness... and her recent dt position with Sugarnellie... be sure to stop by and see what Rowena has for blog candy :)
Scrap and Crap has some great blog candy just because :) Stop on over by Sunday. She has adorable cards also. A lot of creativity going on over there to inspire!

Penni at Lazy Cats Cards has some really fun "Popcorn the Bear" candy to giveaway... these little stamps are pretty darn cute.
Stampin Up! My Way is celebrating the launch of their 1st Northern Papercraft Retreat with a great candy giveaway... 36 copic markers!

Happy Birthday to Kristen at Kristen's Krafty Place! Look at these cuties... adorable! What fun candy for her birthday! lol
Nicole at Pink Nickels has some SWEET candy to giveaway... Berry Sweet collection by K and Co actually... which we all can agree is adorably sweet. Stop by and see what else she has going on! Congrats on your new DT's!

Whiff of Joy / Elisabeth Bell Fall Stamp Kit Candy!! This set includes 5 brand new, never before seen, main character stamps, 3 large accessory stamps, designed by Elisabeth Bell and 6 text stamps (in English). What fun :)

So Many Products, So Little Time ended up with two sets of these babies so on to blog candy land they go! Nice treat :) Thanks Jennifer.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cuttlebug Spot WINNER

Today was THE HAPPIEST day ever for Ashjoy :) She is the girl we're all jealous of for just winning The Cuttlebug Spots Jorney to 1,000 extravaganza of $1000 kindly donated by Custom Crops! Everyone do a happy dance for her. Congrats sweetie!

The Cuttlebug Spot ~BLOG HOP~ Challenge 40

Happy Monday everyone~ I am so excited to be back to normal... sort of! Well, at least having some supplies unpacked and the time to get back on track with our fun challenges at The Cuttlebug Spot! This week we're showcasing past techniques per each design team members choice in a BLOG HOP! I am excited to see what everyone chose and know I'll be inspired.

This week I chose to make a Pop Up Card using the tutorial at Slipcoast Stampers. I am an avid fan of these babies... I love how they present themselves when they're done.

All of my supplies are from the Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection. I think this set is so darn cute. I embossed the stem for my flower with Cuttlebug Border: With Love and the edge is Border: Frills.

Have fun with the Blog Hop.

Hop on over to Marcy's blog to view her project, and she will direct you to the next link. Click HERE!
This week's winner will receive an adorable set of clear stamps from our sponsor, katzdesignz.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Catching Up and The Cuttlebug Spot cards

I've been pretty hit and miss with the last 2 months of projects at The Cuttlebug Spot with our move. I thought I'd blog a quick re-cap for those that don't know where I've disappeared to and post a few cards that I made in the process after they were due of course!

We've lived in Portland, Oregon for the past 7 years. The end of May I had a potential oppertunity open up in our home town Sandpoint, Idaho. I was a little leary as it is a small town but we've wanted to move back for quite some time now. Anyhow... my hubby and I talked it over and decided if we could find a good lead at least for him we should have faith and move forward. He made one phone call and got the position he was inquiring about working from home in Sandpoint! Seriously it was nearly too much to take but we knew it must be "to be" and hit the ground running.

June 1st was our date when everything came together. We gave notices at our current jobs, child care, etc and started packing. My last day of work was June 12th. I flew out that night for my first business trip for 4 days, returned home to pack and load the truck only 3 days later. We did it though! We didn't have housing arranged but knew it would fall in to place. I started my new job June 22nd, we moved into our house the following week and haven't stopped since.

Back to scrappin! My room is still mostly boxes but I have kept out or found my core goodies to play with. Finding my cuttlebug plates was the biggest job. I had help packing the final boxes in my craft room for the move. My step dad, bless his heart, obviously didn't know what these babies were for as they were packed in 4 different boxes. It is all together now though. I have also found my camera :) and I have internet too :) (I know... that is big girl stuff, LOL) It feels like we might just be 'moved' now, mostly anyways.

I certainly haven't kept up with all the past challenges but I have 4 to post here. I look forward to getting back in the groove and creating / sharing with you all again regularly!

Challenge 34 ~ Anniversary Card

Challenge 36 ~ Celebrate Summer / Schools Out

**I can't find the following pics at the moment. I'll have to retake them and post tomorrow :) A minor glitch to blogging... invisible photos :)

Challenge 37 ~ Celebrate Your Country

Challenge 39 ~ The Inside Counts

LOVE - House Mouse style

For a friends 10th Anniversary, this adorable House Mouse image was the perfect choice. I received this image in a stamp swap some time ago. I think it is adorable! A bit of coloring, sewing, K&CoMpany paper and a Prima flower... whallah! It's all Happy Together :)

A Great Weekend on the Lake

Today we spent the day in Hope, Idaho on Lake Pend O'rielle on a house boat with my aunt and her man Bob. My Liam is in LOVE with Bob! Nobody really matters when he is around and when he is not around all we hear is "where is Bob?" It's super cute. We had a great day. I made a few cards while the boys swam and we all chatted. Thought I'd share a card and some pics of our day...

This is my favorite... Safety first!!!! Swim trunks last :) When we said it was time to swim Liam stripped down and made sure his life vest was "securely fastened", LOL. Too cute.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Win $1000.00 at The Cuttlebug Spot!!!!

It's good to be back and what a better way then with a fantastic CONTEST going on over at THE CUTTLEBUG SPOT! Hurry over and follow the steps to enter this amazing contest! We were trying to reach 1000 followers to the blog by the end of July but it seems word has caught on fast as we're near our mark and beyond! You could win $1000 gift certificate to Custom Crops! Thank you Custom Crops for hosting our blog with such a great prize.