Saturday, July 10, 2010

Western Creations

Look what I received in the mail today. A new cartridge for my Cricut Expression. My husband text me at work today that I received it in the mail today. It was like at 2pm and I didn't get off till 6pm. All I could think about was getting home to try out my new "Old West" Cartridge.

So finally after we had supper and visited with the youngest and his girlfriend, I finally was able to open the box and get to playing...Well after 10pm.

Here are the Cowboy Boots. I thought they were cute. I didn't have much time to play so I cut out a pair in 2 colors just to try it out. I kept the same color scheme for the night.

Then came the Cowboy hat. It was 2 steps. I had to cut the hat then the band and then to assemble. After I used my scrapbook adhesive tape I had the Wonderful Cowboy Hat.

Here are 3 saddles I cut them in different sizes, just to see the effects. I can cut from 1" up to 23.5 inches. I love my Cricut Expression.

Each die cut has small cuts in them to embellish the piece, with the stitches and folds, etc on each piece. If you do not have a Cricut you need to purchase one, you wouldn't be disappointed.

I will be using these on my Western BBQ Palooza pages. I almost posted a page tonight, but thought no, I don't want to post any yet till I get some more pages finished so that I will have good pics to display on here.

Well I need to call it a night, I have to work tomorrow. Oh I didn't mention, I am the Administrative Assistant at our Church now. I love my knew job. Sweet dreams everyone and God Bless! Love, Debxx

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cakes By Debbie

I promised you I would be back with some pics of some of the cakes that I have decorated this past year. I haven't did many, but the one's I did have been for some very special people.

I also, had the privilege of teaching a very Special young lady how to decorate so that she could decorate the cakes for her Sister's baby Shower, for her first nephew. It was a blast! She has been very special to us for years. My son and her dated for 3-4 years, then she went to college so they are now just wonderful friends. So as her and I were decorating the cakes, Caleb pipes up and says "I can do that" and of course Jessi says "yeah right." Needless to say the competition began.

It was so much fun watching them to laugh and giggle at each others stars as they decorated the bear shape cakes.

I think they turned out really great! One cake was chocolate and one was white. They used M&M's for their eyes. Then used Chocolate Chips on the Paws.

While they were working on that I was working on a sheet cake to go along with them. They were having a large family shower. They just wanted it plain so I did it in the Blue and White, with his name and booties on each corner.

Here is a close up of one of the little booties.
These cakes were for the Family Shower one weekend, then the next weekend I turned around and decorated this cake with Handy Manny on it for the Friends Shower.

Ok, I will close with this one since it turned into a book and will post again soon with another cake.

I have been working on a Western Scrapbook with my Western BBQ pictures in it, as soon as I have it completed I will be posting pics on it also.
Until we meet again my friends, many blessing to you.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Yes, I am still alive!!!

On June 6th we had a Western BBQ Fiesta Palooza at our church here in Mt. Vernon, IL. We had a wonderful time. As you can see Stormy is getting bigger all the time. He was 2 on May 7. We took him and Chuck's (my hubby) horse Honey to our church so that the kids could have horse rides. We had such a good time! I will have to get a pic of Honey for you later in the post. By the way, that layout above was one of my first attempts using my Photoshop program.

Another attempt with the Photoshop program. Yes both of these are digital!

Here are a few pics of the Palooza and events of the day. I hope you enjoy!

My Handsome Cowboy and Hubby Chuck with his 3 yr old Palomino Paint. She is such a Sweetheart, will let you do just about anything to her. She just loves attention, the more she gets the happier she is.

Chuck about to give one of our Youth a ride oh Honey. Doesn't she look like a natural on her back?

Some of the decorations from the Palooza!

I hope you have enjoyed these. I will be back again soon, with some pics of some of the Cakes I have decorated this year.

I have missed you guys, Deb