Wednesday, March 28, 2012


It has been real busy on the Slagle Farm!  Baby calves are running everywhere and things are really getting green.  Spring is coming early to Nebraska. I even have seen the tractors out in the fields.

This past weekend, a friend of my daughter's hosted a baby shower for her at my house and she did such a wonderful job!  She had so many cute ideas!  Just look at this ~

On top of the bar, she had sugar scrub and cookies in a jar mixes for the ladies that attended and the little onesies lined up on the front, she gave as a gift to Abbey! 

The food she selected was delicious!!  We had bar-b-que meatballs, chicken salad sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches, stuffed cheesecake strawberries, assorted cheese, assorted veggies w/dips, decorated cupcakes and mints.  Everything was wonderful and a lot of her ideas she got off of Pinterest! I forgot to take a picture of the table but it was decorated so pretty in pink, fushia and silver.  Hanging from the ceiling she had tissue paper flowers. 

Another idea which I got off of the computer were these cute little paper shoes that I made.

This is what they looked like at the shower ~ I filled them with pink M & M's and Kisses.

The ladies (and the babies that came) got to take a shoe home with them.

Abbey got so many wonderful gifts for the baby.  She is very lucky (so is the baby!)
 It was such a great afternoon.  We played some games and everyone filled out a couple of words with advice for a scrapbook.

I was happy to have Abbey home until Tuesday when she had to head back home to Colorado.  She got to stay here four days and while she was home, we had a wonderful visit. And while she was home she made dinner every night!!  I wish I had a personal chef that would make dinner every night (hehe)

I have not been in the crafting mood and have not made a single card in the past couple of weeks but I hope to get in there sometime soon.  I the meantime, I do have a few posts on other things that have been going on that I will post in the next few days.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gail S. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Blog Candy Winners!!!!

I just picked the winners of the Blog Candy that I posted last week!!!  I had 7 names that I put in the pot and pulled out three of the names and they are:

Paula Richards



If you are one of the winners - please email me at gslagle(at)nctc(dot)net  Please put Blog Candy Winner in the subject line!

send me your address and I will get your goodies mailed out to you!!  If I don't hear from you by Wednesday - I will choose another name so stayed tuned!!

Thanks for participating.  I have all three piles ready to be mailed out to the winners that reply!

Gail S.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Pinterest, I am addicted!

Oh my, whom ever invented Pinterest - I should hit you!  I was invited to Pinterest about a month ago and since then I cannot get enough!!

I love going on it to see other peoples creative ideas.  Not only cards but gardens, rooms, photos, recipes the possibilities are endless! 

Are there other Pinterest members that are addicted out there?  Let me know!

If you would like to follow me on Pinterest ~ just click the red Follow Me On Pinterest button in the upper right on my blog and it will take you to my posts!

Remember I have BLOG CANDY that I will be drawing for Monday!  Have a great weekend!

Gail S.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Casing a card - with a twist! And Blog Candy!

Hello Friends!

It has been a beautiful week in Nebraska!  Highs have been in the 70's and for March here that is VERY rare!  Calving has been going great on the farm ~ yesterday we had 9 babies!!  It is so much fun to see them out bouncing around and playing with each other!

Yesterday, I had to go to Broken Bow today after work for a physical therapy appointment and saw two tractors in the field getting ready for spring planting! 

On a creative note, I love to visit other blogs and get so much inspiration from them.  One of the blogs I love to visit is the blog Me, My Stamps and I!  Chat has soooo many creative ideas that I have CASED quite a few of her cards.  This card was featured on the blog back in February and I thought is was so pretty.

I decided that I would try my hand at this layout, color etc. and I came up with this card:

I decorated the inside just very simple ~ using the SU! DSP paper at the top with a Chocolate Chip Paper punched border.  After this picture was taken, I did add some SU! mini pearls to a few of the insides of the flowers on the stamped image.

Keeping the same design, I then made this one:

And I decorated the inside very simple ~

Finally, I made this card, again using the same layout.

And this is the inside:

I like how you can take one design and use different papers, sentiments and colors to change up each card.  Same layout ~ complete different cards.  Please check out Chat's blog for more inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Remember I have BLOG CANDY which I am drawing for Monday night!  Make a comment on the post below for your chance!

Gail S.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Back Again! With Blog Candy!

Yeah!  Got the computer back up and running!  What had happened is the little box that runs the DSL stopped working.  We live in a rural part of the country and just can't go pick up a new one.  One had to be programmed and then shipped out to us which took about 4 days by the time we figured out what the problem was.  But now we are "good to go".

As promised - I have gathered up some Blog Candy!!  It was my one year anniversary in February so I have been cleaning out the scrapbook/craft/office room and have gathered up some goodies to share with some winners.  The way I figure it - I think I have enough candy to share with 3 lucky winners!

I would like to get more followers so if you could help to get the word out about my blog - that would be terrific!  Comment here for a chance, blog about it for another chance, become a follower for a chance and/or get someone to become a follower for another chance (tell them to write that you sent them).  I have had 23 followers since I first started practically and just like everyone else, you want more people!!

This is just a a little peek of the goodies I have to share with you!  As I clean more, I may add more to the stash!  Some is used (gently) but it needs new homes.  Paper, ribbon, markers, stamps, dies, stickers etc...

I will keep this open and draw for the names on Monday, March 19th at 10:00 p.m.  I will announce the winner on Tuesday, March 20.

Good Luck and I hope to be back with some cards! ***Due to the postage costs, I have to have only U.S. winners***

Gail S.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Computer Issues!

Since I last posted - I have been having computer issues.  I hope to be up and going in a day or two!

Gail S.