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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Angie's 3rd FAVORITE THING!!

GIGI's Cupcakes! Even if your like me and the sugary icing is too much for you the looks of these things are Spectacular. Who wouldn't want to receive one of these on a special occasion? I bought these for my family in honor of my mother's birthday yesterday, she would have turned 66.










Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Angie's 2nd FAVORITE THING!!

2nd Spin off of Oprah! Yes that is right my second favorite thing is my Iphone. You asked for it, Shelly so I am telling you. My 2nd favorite thing is my "Fancy Apple I-phone" as quoted by a camping buddy of ours. I love it, I can check my Facebook, blog, web surf, check the weather, make a grocery list, play Scrabble with Theresa & Diana...lol! All while I am waiting on the kids to come out of the school building and more!! Look under your chairs now! I can text Nikki, talk to Johnathan, read a book, track you by GPS...and more!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Furry Baby



My hubby brought home a friend today. SO far the Pom Poms like him. He is so very sweet.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Swirls & Butterflies Scrapbook

The Outlawz Girlz have challenged us again and this time it is to make a Scrapbook page with Butterflies & Swirls. My mother never had a wedding album, I am making her one. She passed away in 2002 battling colon cancer. I was 30 years old. I am making this in her memory as a keepsake for me and my then someday I will pass it down to my daughter.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pink & Brown Birthday Card

Every Monday at Outlawz Girlz is the Birthday Challenge. This weeks challenge was pink, brown and green and I forgot the green. But The card turned out so cute! Don't ya think?

Angie's FAVORITE THINGS!!



ANGIE'S FAVORITE THINGS(Spin off of OPRAH): My husband bought me these for Christmas. At first sight I laughed, they are a cross between a slipper and a hiking boot, I call them my Hiking slippers. Kinda ugly. But I pushed my foam fuzzy slippers aside and tried these babies on. I LOVE THEM! I have been wearing them ever since! They are AWESOME! I was getting a pain in my back and my legs would ache after a day in my fuzzy foam slippers, but after a day in these Skechers, NO BACK PAIN! They just have so much more support.. they are like a hiking boot sole after all...lol..

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hostessing Spring/Easter Card Swap

That's right you read it correct! I am hostessing my 2nd time around for the Spring/Easter card swap at Anysoldier.com

The card swap idea is pretty simple.  One person signs up to be the "hostess" - this means that  ALL cards will be sent to him/her to be divided and redistributed.  The hostess will set the due date which is March 1st for the Spring/Easter Swap and the number of participants she would like to have.  The number of cards needed is usually 20. The due date is about 4-6 weeks before the holiday or season we will be celebrating.  Then, hopefully, 20 participants sign up.  Now for the cards themselves........... I have seen homemade cards, store bought cards, computer generated cards, postcards, bookmarks, all kinds of cards.  What you decide to do is totally your choice.  I make my cards because I enjoy doing the crafts.   Again, totally up to you. The cards go into unsealed envelopes - we like to look at the cards before we ship them out :)  You can write a message in the cards or insert a note - that way the soldiers can reuse the cards and send them back to the States.  Some junkies include pictures, jokes, funnies, a single packet of drink mix, etc.  If you decide to add something extra, just make sure it's small and flat.  Otherwise, the cards won't fit in the flat rate envelopes.  I include a typewritten letter, thanking the warriors and telling them a little about myself and how I got involved in "anysoldier".  When your cards are completed, put them in a ziploc baggie in a flat rate Priority envelope ($4.95) and write DO NOT BEND on outside of envelope send off to the hostess. Remember to included a $4.95 stamp, cash, check or money order to cover the return postage and a return addressed label. When the hostess receives all the cards from the participants, she will sort them and then mail them back.  You will now have 20 different cards (actually 19 - one of the cards you receive back will be yours).  Then you send them to your soldiers as a group or individually.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

AnySoldier.com Valentine Card Swap!!

My cards have been returned from the hostess! Usually I photograph the cards I had made before I send them to the hostess to be divided among the swappers and this time I was in a rush to get them out at the last minute before the deadline. My cards arrived a day late but the hostess was nice enough to give me another day. Here's what the guys/gals at Anysoldier.com card swappers created!







I am showing you the Valentines I sent for the swap in 2010 before I was in BLOG LAND.
























Celebrate Love Card

On Wednesdays it's the  Copic Challenge. The theme for the week is Celebrate This free digi image was given to us in the Beginner Copics Class and I used it in my card.

Quilled Easter Bunny Card

Every Tuesday at The Outlawz Girlz they have a color challenge. This weeks colors are brown and pink. I chose to Quill a brown bunny and layer him on top of a Pink  egg I cut out on my Cricut machine using my Easter cartridge and ran through my Cuttlebug machine embossing the egg. The white flowers are out of one of the egg patterns offered in the cartridge. I used the egg on another project and the flowers here.

Wedding Photo Scrapbook

Saturdays at The Outlawz Girlz is their weekly Scrapbook challenge. This is my first photo scrapbook page. I won a Love themed scrapbook album kit at Simply Scrapping Crafts from a blog hop or card challenge entry. My mother never had a wedding album book, although she passed away 9 years ago her birthday is this month on January 26th and I wanted to do something in her memory. She also divorced my father when I was 8 years old, so I guess this is really for me but in her honor. There is a not a day that goes by that I do not think about my Mom.

CAS Valentines Card


Sundays are great day at The Outlawz Girlz they have their CAS Clean And Simple Challenge. This week the color is red with an embellishment and lots of white space.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine Card with Candy!

Okay here's my first submission for the color challenge of red, white and pink at The Outlawz Girlz

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Card, Sketch, & CAS Challenges





Today I whipped up these three cards for the challenges.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thursdays Prisma & Other Mediums Challenge

Okay so I don't have Prisma colored pencils. I used Crayola to color this free digi image for this challenge at The Outlawz Girlz.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Copic Challenge 1

The ladies at The Outlawz Girlz have done it again. They have tested my inner crafty self with these red shades for the Copic Challenge. I am still trying to get the shading down correctly cannot understand why mine aren't blending as well as others I have seen. I've tried not pressing so hard, coloring in feather strokes, circles, I have bought the special paper but it isn't any of the products. It is me.. practice makes perfect, I know. Go to The Outlawz Girlz   
and test your inner crafty self too!

WINNER WINNER!! Stampfairy Blog Hop winner!

I am so excited to try some of these new items I won from blog hopping at Stamp Fairy.com! Thank you Lisa (The Purple Place) You totally rock the crafty world giving away such wonderfully beautiful items to use!!

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Over at The Outlawz Girlz I was challenged by their first ever sketch challenge. This is what I created from the sketch! You can be challenge too, go to The Outlawz Girlz

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Monday Birthday Challenge 1

There's a new place on the web to challenge your inner crafty self! It is called The Outlawz Girlz. And every Monday looks as if it is going to be the Birthday challenge. SO check out the challenge! 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Card Challenge

I made this for a card challenge.
Placed some paper Quilled hearts and music notes on the side to give it more of a "Feelin Groovy" feel! The Flower cutout was created using a neat technique, not even sure how to explain it but check the link above for the tutorial.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Color Challenge


 I created this card for the Color Challenge for the week of January 5th.