Tuesday, April 27, 2010

PWCO april papercard kit

oops.... i forgot to post a few cards i made with this kit.
a birthday card and a birthday party invite.
here's a closer look.

what's in it?
cs: Bazzill, Prism
pp, die-cuts: MME little robot collection
ribbon: Bazill
letters: AC mini marks rub-ons (this is my fav font!)
other: zig pen, stickles, silver elastic

what's in it?
cs: Bazzill, Prism
pp, die-cuts: MME little robot collection
buttons: BG
letters: AC mini marks rub-ons (this is my fav font!)
other: zig pen, stickles

thanks for stopping by and don't forget you have until next sunday to enter in the draw to win my blog candy.  See this post here for details.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

funny anecdote and a pic

i just wanted to share

Brady, who's 5 is so funny!  The other day we were watching a kid's movie and there was a preview of Barbie a mermaid's tale.  Brady says: "I wanna see that!" 
Me: "really? why?"
Brady: " because surfing is cool"  (Barbie surfs in this movie)
and then he adds "I LOVE girls!"
Me: " ok, then." LOL  he's hilarious!

thanks for stopping by, 

Friday, April 23, 2010

PWCO stamp release Blog Hop - blog candy alert!

Welcome to PWCO's first ever blog hop!!!

We are doing it differently this month because we have some exciting news!  First I want to say that we have great stamp designers at PWCO, but we got someone new and hopefully these won't be the only stamps she designs for us.  If you've really looked at the blinkie on the sidebar you might have already guessed who this new designer is.  That's right!  It's none other than Rachelle Ann Miller!

Oh, I'm so excited to have you here on my blog for our First Ever Blog Hop at PWCO. If you arrived here from Danielle's blog then you are on the right track. If you are just popping in you should start at the beginning of the hop HERE with Tinla's creations. Believe me, you aren't going to want to miss a thing. Each DT member has a little blog candy to give away and Peggy is offering up a GRAND PRIZE Giveaway to one lucky blog hopper, you will receive all the new stamps from this release! Woo Hoo! So make sure you leave a comment along the way for your chance to win A LOT.

so here it is, the new R.A.M Exclusive Collection!

before I forget here's the list of girls doing the blog hop

Bella *** you are here!***
PaperWorks Co.

OK, now onto the good stuff! 

presenting the Puddles of Fun stamp.  It comes with a sentiment that i put on the inside of the card. It says:
 " Rain or shine, you quack me up!"

what's in it?
cs: Bazzill, prism
pp:  best creations, SEI
stamp: PWCO - puddles of fun (RAM)
ink/markers: versacolor, Copic (0, 100, W-3, BG10, BG45, BG49, V04, V09, RV10, RV13, RV42, E35, R00,Y00, Y15, Y17, Y38, YR00, YR04, YR23, YR31 (ouf! ok i'm done!) Zig marker
other: twine, bling (momenta), Nestabilities

The next one is called; Gone Fishing.  the sentiment (again on the inside) says: 
"Reeling in the good times"
a little close-up

what's in it?
cs: doodlebug, prism
pp: Imaginisce
stamp: PWCO - Gone Fishing (RAM)
ink/markers: Versacolor, Zig marker, copics (0, 100, C1, C3, C5, C7, W3, W5, B21, B24, B97, E31, E35, E37, E51, E57, E95, R20, R27, R59, YR23, Y17, YG11, YG23, YG95, G00, G02, G07, G99) (i think that's enough!)
other: Nestabilities, MS butterfly punch, EKsuccess border punch, pop dots

There are two more stamps to this release, you can see them on other DT blogs.  If you want to purchase them they are here: 

Now onto the blog candy!  You have until next friday 9pm EST to: 

1. Become a follower (yes i'm looking for friends! :)  if you're already a follower you'll have an entry
2. leave a comment telling me if you purchase artsy things on the web and what kind.

i'm sure you want to see this blog candy?  Peggy at Paperworks Co. donated a few things to give away during the blog hop, I new I had alot of things I was looking to giveaway, not because it's not good but because i don't use it and i'm running out of room.  So I wanted to make a small card kit and when I started going through my stash I kinda got carried away and added a little bit of this, a little bit of that only to end up with ALOT of goodies.  I hope the lucky winner will enjoy! 

more details: 

11- 8.5x11 sheets of cardstock, 12- 6x6 sheets of patterned papers, dew drops, prima flowers, buttons, rub-ons, stamp, MR sheer, MR chipboard, MR birdies, jewels, ribbons, doodlebug and Bazzill borders, SEI felt shapes, Jenni bowlin tickets, Fancy Pants pins and a few other goodies. 

Good luck everyone!  Now go drop Nikki a visit, she might have goodies too, who knows?!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

EARTH DAY special post

oh yes! two posts in one day!
a little Earth Love on Mother Earth's birthday. 

I found this great tutorial on Rachael's blog.  How to make your own watercolor paint, really neat.  I will definitely try this with the kids.  See her tutorial here: 

DIY Eco Friendly Watercolors

PWCO papercard kit, SS#29


it's thursday again, my day to post my creation done with the papercard kit.  you can find the kit here.

I love this new line of papers from My Minds Eye, it's called Little Robots and it's adorable, but you can easily use it for other non-robot cards.  Obviously the colors are more boyish but that's really ok since i have two boys!  Oh yeah?!  I almost forgot to tell you, i also used this week's sketch, see it here - SS#29

So what's in it you ask?
cs: Bazzill, Prism
pp: MME Little Robots
die-cut: MME Little Robots
ribbon: doodblebug or Bazzill (i'm not sure, it's from the kit)
ink/markers: Zig charcoal marker, Copics (0, BG93, B32, E31, E33, E37, Y21, YR04, YR23)
other: nestabilities, metallic dew drops (kit), pop dots

thanks for stopping by,

Monday, April 19, 2010

miscellaneous updates

first off today i decided that i was sick and tired of feeling icky in my body.  I am slowly easing into eating clean.  To make myself accountable to me, I am doing it a little more publicly, you can see my diary and progress here.

ok now for the funner stuff.

today i made my grandmother's green tomato cake recipe.  don't let the veggies in the cake fool you, this is an awesome cake.  I did tweak it a little to make it more along the lines of clean eating, not completely but a little.  I used whole wheat flour instead of white, sugar cane and turbinado sugar instead of proscessed white sugar.  I also added some ground flax seeds and some wheat germ to it.   There's also some raisins, dried cranberries and pecans in there.  The green tomatoes make this cake super duper moist.

I had my two helpers to make the cake and eat it too!

The verdict: 

so yesterday i was alone with no kids and I was able to go to my friend Nathalie's place for lunch and we ended up doing a bit of scrapping.  I made two cards, of course.  well i had no pictures and the papers that i did have with me were kinda girly papers so....
I had been wanting to try this new flower that's all the rage right now.  It's made with material and can i just say it was so much easier than i thought.  i got all three flowers done in about 15 mins!  

here are two close-ups of the flowers.  
pp and material: Dear Lizzie by AC, MME
letters: Sassafras Lass

and then i made this one, everything was cut free hand (ok except for the circles, those were punches) but the birds, tree trunks, hills are all cut out by me.  I made it in honor of Earth day which is on April 22nd.

cs: doodblebug
pp: MME Quite Contrary collection
other: sharpie marker (red and brown), Maarvy Uchida and fiskars circles punches

Thanks for stopping by, 

Friday, April 16, 2010

blogger award

I got a Beautiful Blogger award from my fellow PWCO DT member Jenny! thank you!!!

I was delighted to receive this award from my friend Jenny. Thank you so much!

Now I'm supposed to share 10 things about myself and pass this award on to 10 of my friends.

1. I have a great husband
2. I love Starbucks
3. I'm hooked on TV, i watch way too much of it
4. I have 2 kids, 3 if you count the puppy
5. I love all types of movies,except for horror movies
6. My favorite colours are teal and fuschia
7. I love to cook and bake
8. I'm an organized messy person, which means i can find myself in my mess but get me to clean up and i can't find a thing!
9. I need to lose between 30-40 lbs to be healthy
10. I wish I was more creative and not so unmotivated (in everything)

The 10 people I`d love to pass this award onto are:
2. Erin
4. JJ

Now it's your turn to pass it on!
Bella xxx

Monday, April 12, 2010

picture post

i've been working on this month's PWCO stamp release and trust me it is AWESOME! check out the blinkie on my sidebar and see if you can catch the clue. So mark your calendars for April 23rd, you won't want to miss this! (pssst....we have a new designer joining us!)

So anyways, today I just wanted to share some pics I took yesterday.

the first one is a cake I made as a donation for a silent auction to raise money for one of my husband's co-worker that is doing the "ride to conquer cancer" If you haven't yet donated, you still have time; just click on the link on the top of my sidebar. It's really for a good cause that is affecting my family. My dad is currently fighting cancer and has been for the past 2 yrs.
thank you.

the second set of pictures are my boys.

Charlie with a cute bear hat my sister gave the boys.
Brady and Charlie, when i take pictures of them Brady always has to have his arm around Charlie's neck. Sometimes it's almost a headlock, LOL!
oh and this one... this morning I asked Charlie if he wanted to exercise, he said yes. I couldn't find the DVD of the kids exercise that I have so I put on the dance exercise DVD from Julianne Hough of Dancing with the Stars. It was so cute to see Charlie do the stretch with the "hot" girls on TV. As soon as they started with the dance moves and it got a bit more complicated though he gave up. He loves to dance so i'm sure i'll be able to get him to shake his booty with me!

Have a great day people!

Friday, April 09, 2010

our baby is 6 months old!

Cosmo the Bernedoodle

Can you believe he's 6 months old already! he's been growing fast and he's not done yet! I'm guessing he's gonna double his size by the time he's full grown.
here's a picture of him when we first got him from SwissRidge Kennels at the age of 8weeks.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

PWCO papercard kit love

This month I'm one of the lucky girls that gets to play with the papercard kit at Paperworks Co. Can I just say that it is great!!! love the robots! I'm usually a "slow scrapper" even when i make cards it takes me a while, especially when I'm coloring a stamped image, but with Peggy's kits i can usually crank out the cards pretty quickly. For these two, since i used the chipboard pieces (which saved me some time), they were made within 1hr - 1h 15 min!

for the first card I made a money or gift card holder. I put a little velcro to keep it closed, however it doesn't close it flat there's a bit of dimension to it, but at least your money won't slip out.
cs: Prism
pp, cardstock: MME Little robots collection
ink: Versacolor (charcoal)
other: Robin's Nest metallic dew drops, Fiskars upper crest border punch, velcro tab (sewing stuff)

For the second card I decided to make an easel card since I hadn't made one in a while.
cs: Prism
pp, chipboard, die-cuts: MME Little Robots collection
ink: versacolor (charcoal)
other: robin's nest metallic dew drops

My boys told my I should add some sparkles! LOL!

On a side note, i've been taking an online class called Indie Biz 2.0, I've been doing it very slowly and i'm behind on the schedule but that ok you know; I'm not in a super rush and i want it to be perfect. I'm stuck on finding a new name for my shop but that's a whole other blog post, LOL! I did discover some great artists through this class, one of them being Deandra Caudill. She makes these beautiful metal charms that you cna get personalized. She's also having a giveaway on her blog right now, you should really check it out! her blog: All in a days Dream

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

blog candy alert!

ok it's not mine but it's awesome! I will have one on my blog toward the end of the month of April, so don't forget to come back and check it out. I have to apologize for my blog not being updated much lately i'm kinda in a very blah state of mind right now and not feeling very creative. Hopefully Mojo will be coming back very soon.

Kellie Winnell is celebrating 100 000 hits on her blog. To celebrate, she is offering this sweet, adorable candy! Check out Kellie's blog for more information on how to win these!

(image copyright: All that Scraps)
good luck! I know i'm crossing my fingers!