It's ANOTHER first...

It's another first time...hubby went into a quilt store without me to purchase something for me.  He went fishing with my parents the past three days...while I stayed home to work.  I pleaded with him to stop by the area quilt store to get me a fat quarter.  I didn't think he would really do it...but he did better than a fat quarter...he bought me a K-I-T!  Here's what he picked out:  

The kit includes a Whitetail deer panel with some accompanying pieces.  You can, hopefully, see the pattern on your left.  I think this project moved to next in line for completion...what do you think?

I have this weekend off, so I'll be back with something fun...see you in a bit!

It's a first time...

It's a first time for everything...I'm a frequent visitor to AnnSchlach's blog.  She a fellow midwestern and frankly, I think she creates beautiful cards using Stampin' Up products.  And I always like to add new and more challenges to my gets those creative juices flowing for me.  Well...she's participates in The Paper Players I checked out the blog.  I like it...and as a result...I'm participating in this week's challenge.  Here's this weeks sketch and what I created: 


Recipe (unless otherwise noted SU! products are used)
Stamp Set: Artistic Etching and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, and Pretty In Pink
That Little Something: Smooch Spritz Spray (silver foil), a pretty flower, and a cute charm
That Little Helper: Sponging, Color Catcher (my favorite little helper) and Sending Love Notes Cards (retired), and Rectangle Glassine Envelopes (retired)

I think...

I think this weeks Mojo sketch that I created looks like the same as a card that I created a couple of weeks ago.  

I'm going back to the drawing board...see you in a bit.

Thanx bunches

For this card, I participated in the Mojo Monday Sketch Blog week 192; I never really know if I "stick" to the sketch.  It has room for interpretation, right?!  Anyho, this card is for a fellow co-worker whose late day is tomorrow.  Thanx for everything, janna.  You are the greatest!

Stamp Set: Unity 2009 Collection
Ink: Choc. Chip, Pear Pizzaz, Cherry Cobbler, Early Expresso, and Dusty Durango (retired)
Cardstock: Dusty Durango (retired), Choc. Chip and Cosmo Cricket Wanted 
That Little Something: Choc. Chip Corduroy Button, Choc. Chip Satin Ribbon, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (suede), and Linen Thread, Dew Drops and a tag
That Little Helper: Sponging, Scallop Edge Border Punch and Dimensionals

Thank U to you...

I went upstairs to make a participate in the Mojo Monday sketch with color challenge.  However, I didn't end up creating for either challenges.  Instead, I made a Thank You card for Tyler (my old boss); he got me a planner when I transferred to another department...very thoughtful of him.  I appreciate him and wanted to let him here's what I created:

Recipe (supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Set: Vintage Label (retired) and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Choc. Chip and Taken with Teal (retired)
Cardstock: Choc. Chip, Autumn Meadows Designer Paper
That Little Something: Vintage Trinkets (button) brad, Smooch Spritz (log cabin), and Linen Thread
That Little Helper: Large Oval Punch, Sponging, and Dimensionals

Local Scrap booking store closing...

The local scrap booking store is closing...and although I should be sad for Lisa...I'm excited for her new adventure.  This week is her last I wanted to stop by to say, "good bye and congratulations (on your new adventures)."  I did purchase some items before she closed; here's what I got:

Oh Joy Chipboard and Be Good Designer Papers by Cosmo Cricket

Winter's Wings Designer Paper by Webster's Pages,
Dew Drops, Seam Binding Green (vintage),  Lace Ribbon Navy,
and All Dressed Up Chipboard by DCWV

Picking flowers...

I was picking flowers in my garden...look...aren't the tulips beautiful.
This flower is from the Ruby's Garden by Waltzing with the Bear.  I need to finish the butterfly...but I thought it was close enough to share with you guys.

It's time for a pretty card...

I'd been itching to create a all I needed to do was find the time.  I started this card last night and finished it after I got home from work.  I weighed my options...went with Mojo190 sketch with Color Challenge.

The Color Challenge included Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride and So Saffron; here's what the Mojo Sketch looked like:

RECIPE(supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Set: Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous (Mini Ornates) 
Ink: Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Early Expresso 
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Early Expresso Cardstock along with Designer Series Paper Pack- In Color
That Little Something: Tattered Angels Spritz (Suede), Early Expresso Bakers Twine, Big Designer Buttons (Candy Cane-Retired) and Certainly Celery Ribbon (Retired)
That Little Helper: Blossom Petals XL Punch, Sewing, Sponging and Mini Glue Dots

Working on my other flowers...

I didn't feel like working on the roses; they are too thorny for me, right now. :-)
So I picked up some other flowers from Starry Pines Pattern Co.  The pattern name is Mini Wooly Whimsey Sampler Embroidery...kinda long title for a pattern but whatever...I still love the flowers.  This is block number 6; I started is last night then finished it today during the Tuesday Sewing Group.  I've got Block 9 traced; so that's the next one...I think. Now I think I'm going to clean out my car...then something else...then something catch what's going on.  :-)

Happy Birthday to you...

Happy Birthday to you...Michelle!  So I know that this gift was to come to you several years ago...but it's better late than never...right?!
Anyho, hope you had a great day.  You are a great friend!
Please note: the binding will be done by the time you receive this gift...promise...cross my heart...hope to death...poke a needle in my eye... (smile)!

Porta Pockets Purse Insert by Studio Kats Designs

Working on the roses...

Yep, I've been working on my roses for the afghan.  Sadly, they haven't been growing very fast.  I think they need a little fertilizer!  I'll see what I can find, until then here's my progress.  I need to work on my friends birthday gift...a little sewing project which is causing me to pull my hair out! :-)  Hopefully, I won't be bald before the project is completed!  ;-)