Mae’s Crafty Creations

Happy Halloween & Candy..Candy..Candy

Don't you just love the talent out there!!! Have a happy & safe Halloween.
For you fans out there...the sad news is Tilda & Co / Sarah Kay Challenges are no more, The good news is we have a brand new challenge blog Magnolia Vs Stampavie!!! Check out the new blog & challenges will start in December. Check it out!!! The designers are offering blog candy that will be given away.

Camilla has listed some great blog candy. For those Magnolia lovers out there, she has posted beautiful cards.
Chrissy has some candy. Check it out.

Mt. Rainier

Isn't this just breathtaking??? I was driving to my inlaws yesterday to pick up a bike of theirs I had sold on Craigs list for them and on the way...this is my view. The south part of Puyallup has this beautiful mountain just there. A Ginormious, beautiful amazing creation. The sky was so blue and the sun was shining. I didn't have my camera, but was able to find this photo on google to share with you. I could never tire of seeing this!!

Dannie's Blog Candy

Check out Dannie's blog candy. She is celebrating her 3ooo hits!!
Just a quick note for today. Happy Thursday everyone!!!

Papercrafts by Rach is offering a beautiful Whiff of Joy stamp & other goodies. Check it out!!!

Jill is celebrating her 10,000 hits with a super cute Forever Friends stamp & some great paper.

BoBunny Album

I have started on some Christmas gifts. I saw an album done like this on the CTMH consultant bulletin board & just loved it. I was able to get "FAMILY & FRIEND" at my LSS and just completed this one for my grandma. Nic & I (Steve had to work) vacationed with my parents the summer of 06 and we ended our camping trip in Boise, ID for my grandma's 80th birthday party. We had a great time & I as able to see all my cousins and their kids. My uncle & aunt had six kids and my parents just had me.

I wish I had a more creative mind but I am working on it. It is sooooo hard for me to come up with original stuff. I can take some from here & some from there but if the colors don't match I find it hard to substutite. As I said...I am working on it.

Check Out the Blog Candy

Kristin is offering some great blog candy to celebrate her 15,000 hits!!!

Gayle is also offering up some blog candy, just because. She will ship all over & she is from Scotland!! Y'all know that is one of the places I would love to visit.

I have been working away on a word album from BoBunny for my grandma. I am almost done & hope to have pics posted in a day or so. The hubby was sick all weekend & still is today but when I went home for lunch he did say he was starting to feel better. I don't think I will get much done tonight since Nic needs (very badly) a haircut & new basketball shoes. When will this growing stop? New shoes for every sport, every year. I thought babies were expensive...well I can tell you teens are way way more.

Blog Candy Alert

Natalie is offering this great blog candy to celebrate her first Blogoversary. Click on the picture to visit her website.

Also visit Martine's blog to help her celebrate having reached the 10,000 hit mark.

Last, but not least pop on over to Jacquie's blog for her candy offer. It end tonight but you will need to go to her 10/8 post.

Halloween Bellas & Thanks Mel!!!

I worked on these cute Bellas over the weekend. What do you think? I fund the super cute candy cardstock at my LSS. It was sitting on the counter & I had to get it. I showed them to my husband last night. I just don't think he gets it. He said they were nice but no gushing, no awhhh how cute. I guess I will have to get that from you. I was able to swap some of my bellas with a great bella sistah for these.

I also want to thank my Bella Sistah Mel for the great package I received on Saturday. It was overflowing with great items. I love goodies!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tagged by my Sistah Mel

I've been tagged with a twist! This one is easier. Here's how it works...1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog. 2. Answer the five sets of five (these are easy) 3. Tag 5 people in the last section by leaving their names as well as links to their blog. 4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are the 5 sets of five...

Things you love...
1. CHOCOLATE...milk or white chocolate!
2. My family
3. Harry Potter
4. Leaves changing colors
5. animals & books

Things you don't love...
1. being board
2. Cleaning!!
3. my son not listening
4. the alarm clock
5. having to always what to make for dinner

Songs on your iPod/Playlist
1. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Staduim Arcadium
2. Tesla - Mechanical Resonance
3. Nickleback
4. Celtic Women
5. Trans Siberian Orchestra

Favorite Foods/Drinks
1. Skinny Vanilla Latte - Grande
2. Chicken - healty versions
3. Wasa crackers w/skinny cow cheese
4. Fresh warm brownies or cookies
5. Tiramisu

People you are tagging...
1. Jacqueline
2. Lindsay
3. ???
4. ???
5. ???

I Want Candy......I Want Candy

Remember that song from the 80's by Bow Wow Wow (had to look up the group)? Well visit Lim's blog for some great candy. Tons of images are being offered.

Blog Candy for Today

Check out Gill's site. It ends on Oct 9th & that is also her birthday.

Marlene is also celebrating her birthday & the amounts of hits on her blog. She is drawing Oct. 8th.

Renata is also offering some blog candy that ends on the 8th.

Check all of these talented ladies out.

Nic - 9th Grade Kalles Junior High

What a handsome dude!!! Don't you just love the freckles? He gets that from my side of the family. I was a strawberry blonde as a kid but it turned brown & now it is foiled several times a year. Nic has great red in his hair that darkens in the winter & lightens up in the summer. I remembered to force him to get his hair cut before pictures. Last year he was looking pretty he is now. I will win the battle, I hope.

Jay Jay's Sampavie

Jay Jay has two great choices for blog candy. She is pulling two winners on Oct. 11th. Check it out...they are really sweet.

Embellishment Challenge Bella

I made this Bella for my MIL's birthday. Happy Birthday Phyllis!!! I also wanted to include it in the embellishment challenge but I forgot to add ribbon. Oh least I am creating and having a great time. I just love the colors & I really love sharing this with all of you. Thanks for the inspiration & friendship y'all have given me!!!

More Deck Pictures

Well I have to say that I have the most talented husband ever. The deck is almost finished, he just needs to build the outdoor kitchen & stair railing on the other side, and Steve has done a super great job. His attention (total, almost annoying) to detail has made this a great outdoor living space. We had very nice weather over the weekend so Steve finished the stair railing on the outside (not as easy as it looks) and completed small stuff. After running Nic & his friend Austin all over on Saturday, I was able to burn all the wood scraps, sweep up the sawdust & dirt from the patio just clean up the backyard. We still have boards & beams that need to be moved or covered before the rain starts but we can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Steve - you Rock!!!
I forgot to tell you Nic scored the only touchdown for his team on Friday. They lost 6 to 12 but he carried that ball over the line. It was a team effort, but being his mom, I will give him the credit!!!

Cute Blog Candy

You must check out the blog candy offered by Beth. It is super cute. It closes midnight on Sunday, Oct. 5th!!

Also look at Hans Crafty Creations, her candy ends today.