Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Six-fold Easter Card

Now I really feel bad about not updating my blog. It has been exactly a year since I've updated. Maybe I'm just going to post a whole bunch of small, cute blogs and catch y'all up with everything that's been happening so that it won't look quite so bad!
So anyways to start of my amazing 'comeback' to the bloggin' world, here's a card I created for the

Sunday Sketch & Stamp challenge of the week...

& for the challenge, I made my very first six fold card. It's not completely finished yet, and I'm not sure what else I'm going to add to it, but I'm pretty sure I'll end up personalizing it a little more.

This is what the front of the card looks like. Somehow it looks so incredibly dull on the picture but looking at it it looks a lot better. Seriously it does.

This is what the card looks like with the first two folds open. I'm still debating on how I'll finish embellishing this part. It's hard to find decent embellies for 'guy' cards... (haha yeah I know, weird card for a guy, eh?)

& this is all you're going to see for the last folds. ;) I know, the last two folds aren't opening, but its kinda personalized and I didn't think to photograph before writing anything inside.

I'll see how I'll finish this one. I'm kinda lost when it comes to making cards right now. My creativity jumped out the window. I challenged myself to not make using magnolias and its more difficult than I anticipated!

i'm BaccKK

Sooo what have I missed? I feel bad about not having updated my blog in umm... a year? more? Wow! I didn't know it was THAT bad until I actually typed it. Unfortunately I have no excuse. Really, I don't. The whole truth about it all is though... I haven't done much scrapbooking or made many cards. Sad, isn't it? No worries though, I'm planning on updating later... with my favorite projects that I've completed since I've been gone.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I guess I really have been missing in action. It was not my intention to have spent most of the year so far being soo far away from my craft table and things, but the truth is, I've been spending pretty much most of the last few months working with someone in getting her house ready and liveable. I did not know that there could be that much work involved with getting a house ready. I'm not saying that it was in terrible condition, because it wasn't. It was actually quite well, and we didnt do any remodeling, just repainting, and sanding, and painting, and cutting shelves, hanging shelves, organizing, and moving. Annnd we ended up having three kiddies underfoot quite a few times, and often had to stop what we were doing to spend a little time with the kids; not that I minded, and I'm sure their mommy didn't either... cuz they're such darlings.
Anyways... we moved her in last week, so everything's in tip top condition! Gotta love this kind of stuff!! And then I spent all of this week cooking for 100+ people with my mom and everything pretty much turned out the way it was supposed. We had a few flaws, but for the most part, all the meals were great... and no burned food. A whole week, and nothing burned. That's my record!!
For the next week, I'm going to be babysitting five kiddies -- all under the age of five. Four boys and a girl. Two boys are going to be under my care pretty close to 24/7, but the the other three are just periodically... we'll see how things go and how well the five get along with each other. Might not be able to handle that much activity. HaHa! LOL
Anyways... not sure what the next month or so is going to bring me, so I'm not even going to attempt promising to update and check up more often, cuz I'm not sure how well that is going to work out...
Take care & best wishes to all my blogging friends. Luv ya all!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Baptism Card??

I'm looking for some friendly advice. I started out making this card as a baptism card, but I'm not sure if it fits. I think maybe its more or less an 'encouragement' card? All in all, its a great card; even I have to admit that and I love the way it turned out. I was able to use some new stamps that someone bought for me in November and I have not yet had the chance (or inspiration) to use. And I'm entering this card in a couple challenges.

Focus on the sentiment....

Anything goes

Brand Spankin' New ((New stamps - sentiment in the scroll is new, as well as the hope stamp))

Anything goes!

Anything goes!

Something New ((New stamps))

New Beginnings ((Baptism is a new life in Christ. Definitely a new beginning!!))

Anything Goes

Take care!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Another Blog Award!!

I sincerely was not anticipating actually writing a blog today, but since I was awarded this cute, sweet blog award, I just had to update my blog regarding it. This is my second ever blog award, which I find awesome, since I have not quite yet been blogging for an entire year yet.

Here's a big thanks to Jaclyn, over at Designs by Jax && be sure to head over to her blog and check out everything she has on hers, because she really is one of my favorite bloggers. :)

Now in order for me to claim this blog award (and for those claiming it from me will have to be doing this as well)... I have to do four things.

1. Thank, and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share eight things about yourself
3. Pass it on to eight bloogers
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.

Eight things about myself... wellll it might not be the most interesting thing you've ever read, but heyy...its all about me!

1. I am...officially 21 today. yayy! Happy birthday to me!

2. I am addicted to jellybeans and am currently suffering from severe withdrawl. (is that even a word?) This is a hint to everyone out there. It would be appreciated if you'd assist with making my day as well and like... you know... support my addiction. LOL. Make it a birthday gift :D

3. I love animals, especially dogs and have a corgi/dachshund cross and love him to people. In my opinion. dogs are people too, and my dog lives in our house and if someone walks in with a problem regarding that, its just that. Their problem. Chances are, I love my dog more than them anyways. :D This isn't saying I don't love those who walk in the door...I'm just saying I hold my dog in extremely high esteem and it takes a really really special person to surpass that.

4. I am Hutterite and absolutely proud of my heritage. I love my family (all the way down to the third, fourth and fifth cousins, even though I have no idea who they are...) I love my heritage. I love my church. I love my Saviour.

5. Photoshop is one of my best friends. I do a lot of digital scrapbooking and due to the privacy of those on my layouts, most don't get published online, even with photos removed. :)

6. I love purple and I love teddy bears, but not purple teddy bears. Purple is one of the first colors I reach for when making cards. Purple is the color that always draws my attention and whenever I find scrapbook material, regardless what it is, I'll probably buy it. Even if its just the packaging that purple. Teddy bears are that special as well, but I don't buy them on a whim. I'm not sure I even want to count how many I have sitting around my bedroom right now. lol.

7. I'm a creative, but organized person. Most of the time. I tend to let things get messy and then go on a cleaning spree. If you're in my way, watch out. I might just end up stuffing you in the trash can as well. (smile)

8. I sew alll my clothing. Okay, of course all Hutterite women do, but hey, its an accomplishment like any other. LOL. And I love sewing. It's a favorite pastime of mine.

Whew. That took longer than I anticipated...

& those special ones to whom I am passing on this award... It will not be eight people. Just crafters I admire...

Sally you're a sweetie who's shown so much encouragement for me. I value everything you have give me, from inspiration to sharing stamped images with me... You've shared personal struggles, and faith. I cannot help but admire you for personal self, as well as your crafting self. :)

2. Mel.
You're a great friend who never fails to make me smile. I love your crafting ideas; the way you can make anything out of nothing at all. :) You definitely deserve this award!!

I love seeing you guys on blogger and awarding your fellow kid krafters with prizes for meeting your challenges. You guys are awesome!! Keep on crafting :)

I love your crafting style and admire it. Another favorite blog of mine. :)

& If Jax would not have been the one to give me this award, I would definitely include her in this list as well.

Enjoy your reward. :)