Wednesday, October 28, 2009

****PLEASE scroll down to see my Diedrich Dare post. *****

The super sweet Cassie, one of the daredevils on the Diedrich Dare team, posted this quiz on her blog. We were asked to post this on our blogs as a nice way to get to know eachother. I have to fill this out and I can only use one word to answer the questions, which I had trouble doing.

1. Where is your cell phone? next to me
2. Your hair? Straight (after my flat iron)
3. Your mother? LOVING
4. Your father? Crazy, LOL
5. Your favorite food? Chicken
6. Your dream last night? nightmare about my husband's accident
7. Your favorite drink? Coke (Miller Lite on weekends!!)
8. Your dream/goal? to buy a lakehouse
9. What room are you in? Family Room
10. Your hobby? Scrapbooking
11. Your fear? Elevators
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? in my lakehouse!
13. Where were you last night? religious ed
14. Something that you aren’t? good with maps
15. Muffins? Yuck
16. Wish list item? making more time for myself
17. Where did you grow up? Chicago
18. Last thing you did? Went to CVS to get milk
19. What are you wearing? t-shirt and pants
20. Your TV? 55" widescreen
21. Your pets? Sweet
22. Friends? Amazing
23. Your life? Fulfilling
24. Your mood? Happy!!!
25. Missing someone? Yes
26. Vehicle? Chrysler T&C
27. Something you’re not wearing? make up :-(
28. Your favorite store? Archiver's
29. Your favorite color? Purple
30. When was the last time you laughed? tonight
31. Last time you cried? August 19, 2009
32. Your best friend? always there for me
33. One place that I go to over and over? blogs
34. One person who emails me regularly? Jessica and Nicole (sorry, I know that's two)
35. Favorite place to eat? Olive Garden

Happy Halloween!

This weekend my family and I went to Boo at the Zoo at Brookfield Zoo. We live by one of the best zoos!! The four of us went and my Mom. We met some friends there too (I have pictures on Facebook). The kids were able to wear their costumes. They had a haunted hayride (my girls were too scared to ride it), costume parades, and a corn maze. It made us even more excited for Halloween.

Since we are so ready for the big day I decided to make a Halloween card. This week over at the Diedrich Dare (I am the featured stamper!!) Madelynn gave us a sketch to follow. I can't cut an oval on my Cuttlebug so I had to do a circle. I moved the sentiment to the left instead of the bottom right. I also made this card for the Club Anya Mystery Monday challenge. The challenge was to make a Halloween card.

So here is my card.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm on a roll!

This is my second card this week! I'm having so much fun. I decided I need to do more things for myself. I set up a space for all my stuff so now I don't have any excuses. I'm going to start making more time for myself! After I stamp or scrapbook I always feel so happy.
I'm submitting this card for two challenges. The first one is Crazy 4 Challenges. I love the sketches over there so I thought I would play along this week.
The second one was for Club Anya Mystery Monday challenge by Heather Schlatter. The challenge was to follow Heather's "recipe". It said to use a sketch, 1 DSP, at least 3 colors of cardstock (I used 3), use a pattern ribbon and make it sparkle. Well, I think I accomplished that!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

One Card Two Challenges!!

Happy Wednesday!

We had another busy week. Religious Ed, Brownies, cheer practices, game, cheer competition, birthday party, and a visit to Grandma's!

Last week Kaeli, my 9 year old daughter, (yikes I can't believe she is 9 already) cheered at her last football game for the season. This is always a sad time for her. She has to wait until summer to start cheering again. Emilie, my 7 year old, started hip hop classes. Kaeli will start next week. Activities are changing for my girls but it stays the same for me. I still get the "pleasure" of driving them around! I LOVE Wednesdays for two reasons. One because I get to participate in the challenge and two because this is the only day we don't have anything to do. YAYYYYY!!!!

This week I am participating in two challenges. The first is for the Diedrich Dare. Seven year old Jack gave us a map for inspiration. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to use the Matey set from the Greeting Farm again. We are welcoming a new team member, Randi Wall.

I am also submitting my card for Farm Fresh Fridays. The challenge was to make a card without any frills. No ribbons, flowers or lace. Nothing too girlie. Every week I look at the challenge and want to participate. Then I get too intimidated by the amazing talent out there. Well, I decided I'm just going to submit it. It can't hurt, right!?!?! My goal is to make two more cards this week for two other challenges.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's Wednesday! Time for The Diedrich Dare!

I love Wednesdays! I had such a crazy busy week. It felt good to sit down and do something for myself. I was able to get in some scrapbooking too. I completed two albums. I did an album for Easter 2009. I also did one for our family fishing trip (by family I mean my husband and girls. I really don't like to fish. I was only close enough to take pictures.) and our family reunion. I felt like I got a lot done considering my week!!

This week's challenge is by the super sweet Madelynn. This little 9 year old is so talented. I was excited to use the Cute Troop stamp set by The Greeting Farm. My cousin, Jessica, gave it to me for my birthday! I LOVE this set. My girls have been in Daisys/Brownies for about 3 years. I've been cookie Mom for 3 years for both troops and co-leader for about a year for my youngest troop. I will get a lot of use out of this set.

The Diedrich Dare
Cassie Larson
Darla Wilson
Debbie Lee
Heather Schlatter
Jacquie Peifer
Jessica Diedrich
Lisa Hjulberg
Lisa Slusser
Rebecca Ednie
Sandra Maclean

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Cute Little Frog

This week's Diedrich Dare challenge was by the talented 7 year old Nicky!! He loves frogs and wanted us to use one on our project. I didn't have a frog stamp so I cut a frog using my Cricut. I stamped the sentiment with Butterfly Wishes stamp set. I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch to make my card.

Make sure you visit the Diedrich Dare website for details on the prize Jessica is giving away!!

Jessica Diedrich
Jacquie Peifer
Darla Wilson
Heather Schlatter
Lisa Slusser
Rebecca Ednie
Sandra Maclean
Taylor Usry
Lisa Hjulberg