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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy retirement........ ?????

No I'm not retiring nor do I know anyone that is lucky enough to.  But I saw this card layout and thought that it was fab.  The chair stamp is a $1 bin Michael's one. The scallop punch is from SU! Some DSP and Kraft cs for the base and a little seam binding for accent.  Oh, I almost forgot the tiny flower punch and an antique brad.  The sentiment was computer generated and punched with the word window punch. 

This card was easy peasy, just like retirement should be.  I'm now on the lookout for a stamp (rubber, clear or digital) of a wooden porch swing.  If any of you know of one or have seen one .....hit me up!!!!  That's how I plan on spending my golden years; just swinging everyday.....Bwahahahahahahahaahaha!!!

Until later, golden oldies.......Gotta split.........TFL!!!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Craftiest Mom evah!!!!

I recently entered a contest sponsored by Cricut.  The "craftiest mom" contest.  This is what I entered.

Most of you know that I will try anything when it comes to crafting.....  I try to do it all!!!!!!

Vote for me and maybe I'll get a shot at winning....... Thanks my peeps!!!!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Makin' Bacon !!!!

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial..... I had way too much fun makin' bacon for ya.   The PG version!!!

Until later, baconettes.......Gotta eat split.......TFL!!!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spring cleaning has begun.....

Yep, even on my blog......what do you think of the cleaner look.  I'm loving it.  No distractions, just clean and simple fun!!!

Hopefully I can be back with some crafting.....so so so so so so busy lately. 

Until later, daisettes......Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ Put your records on........

and go ahead let your hair down ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

I scooped these up from a local thrift store for 25 cents each. I knew what I was planning on doing with them as soon as I got home.

First I washed; yes I said washed the lp's.  Never hurts to have clean music, does it?? LOL 


Then I wanted to heat things up a bit ......

 This music is getting hot now.......

 I made bowls for a birthday party coming up..... Harlee's.  She wants to have a dance competition, karaoke, pretty much music related activities.....  so what better serving bowls than ones that actually have music on them......  ROCK ON!!!!! 

 It really was super duper easy to create these.  You want to know how.....well listen up!!!

First, preheat the oven to approx. 200 degrees.  You don't have to wash them first; but I do recommend washing them at some point before the snacks go in. 
 Talk about 'dirty dancing'.....bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

Then find a bowl or pot that can withstand the heat, (glass, metal, etc...) that you want to form your record around.  Place the form/bowl on a cookie sheet or as I have used, a pizza pan.

Watch it closely and it will take just a minute or two, not long at all.  When the sides slump down and are pliable you can take it out and start pressing the sides down even further to create the shape you are looking for.  Once its cool enough to handle remove it from the form/bowl and continue to shape it until it cools completely.  

I had all three bowls finished quicker than it took the oven to pre-heat.

Until later, twisted sisters........Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Introducing "Count Vamp'OWL'

Haunted Design House blog challenge for this week is Mark of the beast.....6 of anything.......
Can you see my six things?????

It's a little tricky.......
The mark of the beast that kept coming to mind was from a vampire bite......  does my owl look
 vampire-y????  On second thought I should have added a bite somewhere on the card....but then again maybe not....hmmmmmm.
The owl is from a SU! punch....isnt he cute, but I had to make him look a little scary.  So, I made him into a creature of the night times 2...Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!
His cape was made using the Blossom petal punch and the top of the cape is made using 2 punches of his vest.  The tree limb was a cut from the Picturesque cricut cart.  A little dark distressing and you have a pretty cute Count Vamp'owl'...... say that three times fast....!!!!

Check out the sentiment I created for the inside.....

[Oh, I almost forgot to tell you my 6 things....but you've probably already found them....
he has 6 toes and the limb has 6 points.]

I have to tell you a funny story about an owl... 
My daddy was hunting one late afternoon in the woods behind our house.  He had a few rabbits boxes to check and he took his rifle with him to see if he could get a squirrel or two.  Yes, we ate squirrels and rabbits....LOL  ANywhooooo, he walking thru the woods being very careful and quiet when out of the corner of his eye he saw something large swooping down on him.  His 'knee-jerk' reaction was to swing his rifle around and hit it.  (It was already too close to get a good shot at it)  He swung and it fell to the ground.  He went over to see what was trying to attack him, and there it was, this huge owl laying on the ground.  He picked it up and decided to bring it home. He told Mama to load us up in the car and we were taking the owl to my oldest brother.  My brother would love to have this in his taxidermy collection.  Now my brother lived about 40 mins away.  Daddy had put the 'dead owl' in a box with a towel laying across it in the back seat floorboard.  Guess who was sitting in the backseat.......yep me and my little brother. About 30 mins into the trip the owl didn't want to be dead anymore.  It started shuffling in the box a few times.  My first instinct was to move to the other side of the car.  Daddy hollers to hold down the towel. I'm screaming, my little brother is screaming, mama leans over the seat and grabs the towel and holds it down until we get to my brothers house.  We jump out of the car fast.  Daddy removed the box, still with the towel laying across the top and he reaches his hand into the box and grabs it by the feet and holds it upside down.  It seemed to die again.  My brother and Daddy are looking at it and talking about the adventure thus far.........when all of a sudden the bird gets a final burst of life. It started flapping his huge wings and Daddy is struggling to hold on to it.  In the commotion it worked one of its feet loose and clamps his talons through my daddy's arm. Yes, I said through. My brother ran into the house to get his pistol to shoot it in the head.  Again the kids start to scream and cry. After the men unsuccessfully tried to pull the talons out. Some pliers are used and the claw is finally removed without too much damage to the talons.  Can't say that for my daddy's arm though. Mama told him he needed to go to a hospital and daddy said no, {squeezed his fingers together and made a fist to prove no major damage was done}.  He told her to get some mercurochrome and pour on it..... she did, he winced with pain and wrapped it in gauze.
 The owl is still in my brother's collection to this day.
This happened over 40 years ago.

Pic of talon.....scary huh????  So I guess you can say my daddy got the "mark of the beast".....

Until later, my little nibbles......Gotta split.....TFL!!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Have y'all missed me........???

Well, I missed all of you...... 

I actually made this card for my hubs.   But it can be for you guys too!!!!! 
I used Campin' Critters cricut cart. and some travel dsp I had in my stash.

The characters on that cart. are just too adorable....!!!

Short and sweet today... Harlee's b'day is tomorrow and I'm cooking up something for her....LOL

Until later, Miss Moosies.......  Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

My Superstar!!!!

Here's our future superstar!!!!

Proud Momma braggin' rights!!!!!!

Harlee won 2nd place in the Talent Competition at her school today.  She totally won on merit and I was sooooo proud of her!!!!

Love ya baby girl!!!

Until later, sweet melodies.....Gotta listen split.....TFL!!!!!


Super super busy....... whewwwwww!!!

I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off...... If you don't know what that looks like IRL....its pretty funny!!!!

Between yearly doctor visits for me..... all great by the way!!!

Harlee's performances......last week Chorus had their Spring Concert, last night was Band concert, and today its Talent show day.....   and yes Harlee has been in ALL of them.

Maybe I can sneak down to my studio real soon......  especially since National Scrapbooking Day is just around the corner....

Until later, Starettes.....Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


of the freakish kind....Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

Haunted Design House is having a Freakin' Freaker's Free For All this week.  Its balls to the walls and no holes barred.  Do what freakishly freakin' freaky thing you have in mind. 
This little cutie was an image I found while surfin' and I knew this was the one.  This wild hare is having a free for all of his own.  He's had enough carrots and he wants MEAT !!!!!

Jump on over to HDH and see what magic you can pull outta your hat. 

Ohhhh, and don't eat the raisinettes!!!!

Until later, my assistants......Gotta (some hares to) split....... TFL!!!!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Springtime at the Rood House.....

Spring has sprung at the Rood House....... !!!!
I took these pics of flowers in our yard after the devastating storms here in the south last week.

Heres my hubs starting our garden.....  We have a small garden just for us every year.

Harlee, Harlee's friend (Justice) and Jeff planting the green bean seeds.

Life anew under our deck.....I took this pic minutes before they flew off.

Even the spiders were spring cleaning......

Looloo enjoying the nice spring weather.

Booboo enjoying the fresh cut grass.

We have been so busy that I haven't had a chance to get down to my studio.  Hopefully in the next few days I can.  I'm getting the itch and it ain't allergies......Bwahahahahahahahaah!!!!

Until later, my spring chicks.....Gotta split..........TFL!!!!!