Monday, December 30, 2013

Chickaniddy Crafts - Twirly Girl

OMG......just talk about girly girl!!!!  For this country gal I love the Twirly Girl line from Chickaniddy Crafts!  I can so use this line for so many things:  myself, my daughter and yes for scrapping the cows and heifers that catch my eye!  You can take a peek at the line here and here!!!  I thought I just might wet a little whistle for you!

Such pretty spring colors and every bit all girl!!!!  I'm not a pastel gal but oh my I see these colors all over the ranch each spring.

Then there is my favorite paper in the line!  I literally swooned when I saw it so I'm ordering an extra!

Now to my favorite embellishments!  I am all into words and triangles!  But one must click on the link above to see them all....OMG!

And I just can't help myself loving the diamonds, too!

As Heidi said this is the first line that covers all ages of females from baby right to grandmothers!

The most exciting thing to happen for me is my favorite online store announced on Dec. 23 they would carry Chickaniddy Crafts!  Whoooo Hoooo A Cherry on Top!!!!  Stop by Chickaniddy Crafts Blog for the Giveaway of Twirly Girl!  Entries for Giveaway close on Jan. 3, 2014

I have something really really exciting to share with you!  This was the comment Heidi left on my last post:

Thanks so much for the support Kim. 
PS you are the winner of my book giveaway. Checkout my blog for the details :)

Thank you so much Heidi!  I am excited!

Best wishes for a great CHA!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Chickaniddy Crafts

Never put me on a computer when I HAVE to call my SIL to find out where to send my brother's family's Christmas Present.  They moved last year and I still don't have their new address.  She's a working Mom so I may need to send to her work addy!  There are a couple of things to completely finish it, too!

LOL!!!  In the back of my mind all week as I have been finishing up four mini albums has been CHA early next month!  Not Christmas!  And this morning I find a brand new paper crafting company, Chickaniddy Crafts!  Well sort of new, they became a business seven months ago and released their first line this week!  OMG!  I'll let you decide!  Don't forget to stop by their blog for a giveaway!

There are definitely must haves for me!  And yes after 27 years of marriage Larry and I go on dates still!  Literally, he'll ask me out on a 'date!'  Love my husband!  Now to talk A Cherry On Top into carrying this new company!

By the way stay tuned next week for the release of  Twirly Girl!  Love the colors of this line even more!

And stay tuned to see my mini!!!  Probably next week!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cruising Blogs!

My favorite thing to spend an hour or so each day!  I love seeing all the wonderful talent out there!

Today was Elle's Studio, YAY I won the GC!  Thank you so much!  On to My Mind's Eye with a Mixed Media Card today, which was gorgeous! I love playing with Mixed Media!  Then I had this little bell go off to take a look at what was created with Dapper Dan a few minutes ago!

First let me say I am not normally a Glitz Design Gal until Dapper Dan came out!  I have received some of Glitz Design in my Paper Bakery Kits and Sarah just makes using Glitz papers easy!  I was smitten right from the start with Dapper Dan!  Right to the top of my list as must have!  Started collecting the embellies first and then purchased the Collection Pack at ACOT's Black Friday Sale.  Time to start using those supplies thus to take a peek at the creations on Glitz Design Blog!  OMG one is definitely in for a treat!  I know I am going to have to go through Christmas first!  Gorgeous creations!  And then.....

Oh my goodness.....I am totally smitten!!!  Dapper Dan, Findley and Hello December used in creating this magnificent layout!  I just had to share!

Now back to looking for more beautiful Dapper Dan layouts!!!

Until next time!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

UH Transfer

I've diligently been working on minis as presents for Christmas.  Tired of that I switched Sunday to working on a layout for Sketch Thursday at Elle's Studio Blog!  It's Celebrate December at Elle's Studio Blog and the projects the design team is creating are amazing!!!  So much so I broke down and ordered Noel Papers and a few other items from the line.  As an economist it's fun to see how a blog can push the consumer to purchase!  Hopefully my package will arrive in time for me to have some fun with it for this week's sketch!  I honestly don't know why I purchased the line as I have way to many Christmas Goodies in my existing stash and not enough photos to scrap and use up the papers.  I really think it was the papers with the snow that took me in because I have this great photo of Belle, one of our German Shorthair Pointers, in the snow.  Yes you heard right: SNOW.  One of those rare occasions we get snow at the ranch.  Plus, Elle's Studio products are just soooooo much fun to work with!!!

I love love the layout I created using this sketch:

My layout is a photo of my son James on the left and one of his best friends Robert on the right.  James asked me in the Fall of 2009 to go to new student orientation at University of Houston.  I was amazed at how much the campus had change as I not been on campus since high school, mid 70's.  The young men were having such a good time playing to my cell phone camera in front of one of the large number of sculptures on campus.

I scrap James' photos for him.  This layout he really really liked and it will go in his scrapbook.  There are still three more to scrap.  Mom will eventually scrap the same four photos for herself.

And just one more plug for this great Texas Tier 1 University!!!  Case Keenum, starting quarterback for the Houston Texans is a graduate of University of Houston.  What a joy it was to watch Case during the 2011 season take the UH Cougars to a winning season!  A product of Coach Sumlin, now coaching at Texas A&M.  He is such a great quarterback to watch work his magic, over 300 yards passing in his last game...sadly one the Texans lost.

James is still in school at UofH and Robert has since transferred to UT-El Paso because his fiance is in med school there.

Until next time.