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Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Little Monster

Hope you are having a great Saturday! Gonna be a warm "fall" day for us! But that's Texas for you!

Just wanted to share a card with you I made using an image from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps:

My Little Monster
Card Details: Digi Image-2 Cute Rubber Stamps, Sentiment-Freebie from Meljen's Designs, Patterened Papter (dotted) and Brads-The Paper Studio, other-Unknown, RicRac-Unnknown

Wanna see some more adorable cards? Just hop on over to 2 Cute Rubber Stamps blog. I'm in a rush..gotta go visit my Dad...slowly, but surely, he is getting better. Praise God.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sketch Challenge

Happy Thursday to you! Today I'm really excited to share Meljen's Designs New Releases with you, and our new Sketch Challenge #77!
This week's releases are super cute!!!


Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio, Circles-Nestabilities, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Brads-The Paper Studio

Here is the Sketch to follow

And here are the super cute New Releases!!!

I cannot wait to see what you come up with!!!!

Have a blessed Thursday!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Get Well Soon

Happy Saturday to you! This is a quick post for today. I am off to visit with my Dad, still in the nursing home for physical therapy, and getting better everyday. And...my sister is coming down to visit so it will wonderful to see her!

I wanted to share a new challenge with you over at Aud Sentiments, the challenge this week is #37-Get Well Soon.
This week's sponsor is Daisy Doodles , they've got some really wonderful digis!


And here is the card that I created with my Daisy Doodles image:

Card Details: Digi Image-Daisy Doodles, Patterned Paper-KI Memories (I think!, I was using scraps), Ribbon-found a huge spool of this stuff at Goodwill, so not sure of the brand, cardstock-Bazill, stick on pearls-Recollection

This challenge ends September 27th, so please hop on over to play along and for a chance to win a gift certificate to Daisy Doodles.

Have a wonderful Saturday!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Framed Memo Boards

Just stopping in today to show you a quick project I worked on lastnight.  I thought they turned out pretty cute and couldn't wait to show them to you. I'm sorry I didn't take "before" pictures, but I was in a rush.

I started out with 2gold frames from Goodwill (99 cents each),2 cans of Valspar spray paint (I had these) a brand new package of 4 Cork Sheets (99 cents), ALSO from Goodwill. I love that store! {{sigh}} and a package of KI Puffy Stickers from Michael's (clearance priced at $2.79).
I attached some flat head tacks to the back of my puffy stickers with some super strong glue (E6000). I used baby powder on the exposed areas to take the "sticky" off.
And here is what I made:


Here's one for a Teacher:



Linking this to:

NightOwlCrafting
and
Tatertots and Jello




Thanks for visiting today! Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Lil' Buckaroo!

Today's post is sort of a "catch up" post. Because of my Dad's health, and me helping out where I can..I have fallen a bit behind in my blog posting. My apologies to my fellow Design Team members and Stamp Artist. They have been a great support to me and I thank them all!

I would like to share a card with you today using an image from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps.

Card Details: Digi Image-2 Cute Rubberstamps, Patterned Paper-Cosmo Cricket, Card and Envy-Studio G, Sentiment-Microsoft Word

Heidi is a talented artist and I really enjoy working with her images. Wanna know where to find these? Just look here: In Her Etsy Shop, Wanna play along with our challenges? Visit Our Challenge Blog. Or..do you just wanna  be inspired? Well then, head on over to 2 Cute Rubber Stamps blog.

Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Challenge: Outdoor Fun!

Happy Monday to you all! Pretty warm outside today, but still a very pretty day!

There's a new challenge over at MyGrafico going on, the theme is Outdoor Fun!
This is the set being featured this week:

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And here is my card using this set:

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So please,  review the rules as some rules have changed –
Challenge Rules




To be eligible for our Bi-Weekly Challenge prize.



1) Become a follower of the MyGrafico Challenge blog.

2) All entries must be linked to the actual blog post and not to your blog.

3) Only entries posted during the current challenge are eligible

4) Entry must have a link back to the MyGrafico Challenge blog.

If your do not follow the rules you will not be eligible to win and your link will be removed.

Sorry! =(

Entries will be accepted until September 23th, midnight. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!



Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful Monday!

 





Saturday, September 10, 2011

Back to School Challenge

Happy Saturday to you! The weather has been just beautiful lately here in south Texas. Cooler nights and cooler mornings spell....R E L I E F!! LOL

Today I'd like to share a challenge with you going on over at 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, the theme is School.
I used this cute little Lunch Box Turtle from Heidi's collection available in her Etsy Shop.
I'm having trouble with blogger, so I hope this works. Please join us and share your "school" creations with Heidi and the rest of our Design Team. Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful Saturday!


Thursday, September 08, 2011

Hook'em Horns!

Oh one of the many things I love about Fall!!! Football!!! I prefer high school football because my daughter is a Cheerleader. But I do watch some college football, especially when it's the TEXAS LONGHORNS!
Only because I've got a longhorn myself..he's entering his 2nd year there and loves it!!!

Meljen's Designs is up to Challenge #75--Get Sporty!. I used Little Football Boy on my card:

Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Patterned Paper and Brads-The Paper Studio, Cardstock-Bazzill

And here are the 2 new images for this Just Sporty Challenge:


Sorry for my late posting. I am still tending to my Dad. He has been moved to a center for Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy. I spent lunch with him, he says he gets so lonely and bored. He's just not used to sitting still, he was always doing something, so this adjustment is really hard on him and all of us. Thanks for your prayers and kind words.

Have a great Thursday!!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Beautiful Brides

Well, through all the rushing around all week, I forgot about posting on Monday morning! So...a day late, but here it is!!!
A couple of weeks back I was invited to be on the Design Team for MyGrafico!! Super exciting, right!? I am so happy to be working along this talented group of ladies!

Featured this week is their collection of Beautiful Brides, these were designed by Olilia.
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Aren't they stunning!!? I had so much fun working with set. I created this set here:
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Project Details: Digi Image-MyGrafico, Cardstock-Bazill, Circle Dies-Spellbinders, Patterned Paper and Silver beads-The Paper Studio, Misc.-Ribbon and Paper Doily.

Please visit the MyGrafico Challenge Blog to meet the other DT members, be inspired by their creations, and play along in our current challenge:  Challenge #110---Back To School, this ends September 10th.

Here's an update on my Dad...and prove there is POWER IN PRAYER!! He is doing much better, he has regained movement on his left side. They have ruled out a stroke. Whatever bit or stung him on his left hand left him paralyzed on the left side, BUT...it seems it was temporary. When we went to visit him on Friday he was moving left leg up and down...so ready to jump out of bed!! LOL

Thanks for visiting today and have a blessed Monday!!

Friday, September 02, 2011

Life can be hard.......

I just wanted to come in and explain my absence. Explain why I haven't been blogging as much. I've hit a bump in the road. As one of my best friends says: "This too shall pass".....and I know it will. It may take time.
I have faith in God and in His timing...so all I can do is pray and take it One Day at a Time. Or as my late grandmother's favorite song goes..."Un Dia La Vez".
Here's the English version:

Anyway....here's my story in brief.
 My Dad was rushed to the hospital on Saturday morning.
It's such a long story, but to make it short, he is being treated in the hospital for a possible stroke, and a possible spider bite to his left hand.
My brother found him face down on the living room floor, his hand super swollen and had 3 large water filled blisters. He said he was trying to kill a bug or spider earlier in the day.
Every day I've been traveling an hour each way to visit him. He is partially paralyzed on his left side. He cannot walk or feed himself. Mentally he is all
there...as sharp as a tool. Sarcastic at times because he can't have a cigarette. :/ On Tuesday we all spent the day with him, it was his 69th Birthday.
We couldn't do much, but I know he enjoyed our company.
This is one of the hardest things I have been through. 1 1/2 weeks ago, he was driving the tractor and herding the cows, and now...he's helpless. :(

I promise to be back on track soon. I love creating  cards and crafts, it's always been an outlet for me.
Again, thank you and God Bless all of you!