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Monday, August 31, 2009

Stamping at Practical Scrappers....

Good Morning,
Practical Scrappers is changing things up a bit, adding just a bit more fun for us to use up our supplies in a practical way! This week the challenge is to use stamps. I did two cards. The red one was very simple, just stamped the stems, attached the flowers with brads. Then, I stamped the title Delight in Summer. This top card is my favorite of the two. So, if you're looking for inspiration head on over to Practical Scrappers and be inspired by the DT's fabby cards!

Treasure Life's Moments Recipe:
cardstock, ink, stamps-CTMH

This card was another quick and simple one. I used last week's Unscripted Sketches for this one.

Delight in Summer Recipe:
dp, stickease, stamps, ink-CTMH
brads-Bo Bunny sugar coated



Good Monday Morning,
I have another Scrapsketch layout for you today. This one uses sketch 147 and features my oldest nephew, Tyler. He just graduated from high school in June. This photo was one of his senior portraits I had made. He is so very handsome and I love him to pieces!

Celebrate Recipe:
Good Times CTMH level 2 paper and stickease
CTMH Cocoa ink

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ashlea's Dance Comp....

Good Morning,
Well, my post today is just the fair, nothing creative. My little niece Ashlea's competition was yesterday and I promised some photos...
They danced to a Magic Mix and it was a darling routine. Ashlea is the girl in the center of this photo (standing in front of the i in championships).

She is playing a little puppet master here. Again she's the one in the back.

This one is at the end of the the routine. She's the one being lifted on the left. Doesn't it look like they had so much fun? This was their first competition of the season and they were all so worried and nervous.

I really don't know why they were nervous....they won FIRST PLACE in their division!

I loved this one! She had just come from the stage and I had the camera ready to capture her excitement and relief that it was over!
I hope you all have a Blessed day! I'll have some more creative things tomorrow as I'm traveling back home today and have lesson plans to do when I'm home.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dare To Be YOU....

Good Saturday Morning,
I'm in Louisville for the the State Fair. We arrived around midnight. Everyone is getting excited about the big dance comp this morning. I can't wait to post some photos later.

This morning I am posting a layout of my little Jon-Christopher. I'm sorry about the fuzzy photo. I had saved it to the desktop and it posted in a smaller size. I tried to make it bigger. Anyways, this is using Scrapsketch #148. The paper is CTMH Free Spirit.
Dare To Be You Recipe:
Scrapsketch 148
paper and stickease: CTMH Free Spirit Level 2
ink: CTMH Cocoa


Friday, August 28, 2009

Digital Ink Co. Design Team Call...

Hey all you challenge blog addicts, there is a new place to visit! It is Digital Ink Co. and they have just opened their store for digi stamps and the blog is having a DT call. I found out about the great new "fix" over at Boni Bleauxdesigns.
Ever since Penny began creating her digi stamps, I've been hooked! Let's face it, I have so many paper, glitter, stamp, digi, and ink addicts it doesn't even take a glimpse or whiff to get me hooked...hehe!!! It's alright to talk freely in front of DH, he occasionally works on Saturdays to feed my habit! I love you Honeybee!
I'm posting these two cards that feature digital images. I love both cards and think they kind of capture my style and coloring abilities. Both have been posted on the blog before. The cupcake card was posted on August 6, as my Granny's 83 birthday card. The image is Penny's.

This second card is featuring a digi stamp by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. This card was posted on July 15. I am selecting this one because it was one of my first digi images I did and I really was pleased with this card. I just adore the little rattle.
So go over to Digital Ink Co. and check it out!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Get Sketchy 2....

Good Evening Everyone!
I'm sorry I'm late getting a post on. My little Ashlea is about to compete in her first competition dance event. Back in June she was selected by her dance school to be on the Junior Prep Elite squad. Their first comp is Saturday at the State Fair in Louisville. We're leaving right after school tomorrow. I've had a busy evening trying to get things ready.
So, I made a super quick card for the Get Sketchy #2 challenge. This card took literally 5 minutes to make. The sketch is awesome this week, Dora! The DT totally rocks!!!!
If you're not familiar with Get Sketchy, they post a new sketch challenge every Friday, so visit tomorrow to see a new sketch.

Everything is CTMH Life Delights Level 2
Cocoa Grossgrain ribbon


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Aw, Honest Blog Award.....

Well, Brenda has made my day! I must say it was a difficult day at school. I have an Autistic child (severely) who usually has wonderful days! Something has happened since yesterday, it was just a bad day for him. Prayers are out for him and his family tonight. I love my little guy!

So, back to my great girlfriend, Brenda. I came home and got the blog going to relax. To quote her, "my sister in prayer" had left this award for me on her blog. Brenda, you had me just about in tears. I am so fortunate to have you come into my life. Your art, kind words, and Christian spirit inspire me every day! You are so much more to me than just a blogging friend! God Bless you, my friend and right back at you! Hugs....
Here are the rules of this award.
*pass this on to bloggers who you feel are honest in their blogging
*list 10 honest things about yourself

I am going to pay it forward by passing this award to the following friends:
The Groovy Crafter, Cheryl, Darlene, Alanna, Beth, Carla, Grace, Lynn and Lorraine. These ladies never fail to inspire me with their layouts and cards. Hop on over and give a shout out to each of them. I promise you'll find many things you adore on each stop!
Here are 10 Honest Things about me:
1. I love my life as a Christian wife, daughter, sister, NeeNee, granddaughter, niece, and teacher!
2. I LOVE the NFL. Go Colts and Titans!
3. I listen to the 80's channel on my Sirius radio.
4. I have a snake phobia.
5. The daisy is my all time favorite flower.
6. I LOVE Tybee Island and Savannah Georgia!
7. My favorite movie of all time is Braveheart.
8. My favorite indulgence of beverage is a gingerbread latte
9. I love having my pedicures...oh so relaxing
10. I have lost 83 pounds since June 22, 2008.


Good Wednesday Morning,
Penny has a new challenge up for you this week, it is to use flourishes on your project. I wanted to do a layout for this one. This is a photo of my oldest niece, Megan. I'm really pleased with the results. I used a sketch from Jana Eubank's for this one. If you haven't been over to Penny's Challenges, I ask you go on over and have fun playing with us this week.

Wish Recipe:
dp-My Mind's Eye
ink_Colorbox chalk
flourishes & flowers-Prima
journaling tag-Making Memories
Wish-Cricut Alphalicious
Bazzill Bling cardstock
brads-Basic Grey
circles-Creative Memories circle tools.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Second post for today....scroll down for artwork...

Lorraine has selected me for this "I Like Your Style" blog award. Lorraine, I am so honored that you enjoy visiting my blog, as I am for ALL who stop by daily or weekly. Every blog I visit has such talent within it. I wish to nominate each and everyone of you! Like Lorraine said on her blog, please feel free to take this award if you like. I wish to pass this award on to Penny, Brenda, Dawn, Boni, Sarah, Mona, and Laurel.

Love Is Blooming All Around....

Good Tuesday Morning,
I hope your week is off to a great start. Today I am posting another of Penny's digi images. This one is a poppy. I love them and hers was so easy to color. Penny has lots of new images and
she's got a special right now, buy 4 and get 1 FREE. Go over to Creations by Penny to purchase these poppies or check out her beautiful Gingerbread House if you're ready to work on Christmas cards.
I used the Sketch Saturday # 65 for this one.
Love Is Blooming Recipe:
dp & cardstock-CTMH Desert Sand and Animal Cookies
image-Creations by Penny
rubons-American Crafts
watercolor pencils

Monday, August 24, 2009

Beautiful Girl...

Who is excited to see this week's challenge at Practical Scrappers? Well, this week you need to pull out vellum. You know, we all have it hidden in a drawer, in a paper stash, or in a quote book. Now is the time to dust it off and put it to use on a layout or card. I pulled mine out, I'm quite sure it is at least three years old, and put it in the Cricut. I used the Storybook to cut flourishes from my vellum. First I tried using the low pressure but it didn't cut completely through it. I then changed it to medium pressure and perfect cuts. Don't worry the Cricut will take care of your vellum....
I know you have it in your possession, now is the time to surrender and put it to use. Don't forget to share on the PS Mr. Linky! By the way, this is my 'Beautiful Girl, Ashlea'

Beautiful Girl Recipe:
dp-Cosmo Cricut
rubbons-American Crafts & Karen Foster


Sunday, August 23, 2009

You're a Hoot...

Good Morning,
I hope you all have had a restful and relaxing weekend. I was supposed to help my sister move my oldest niece, Megan, into her apartment at UK yesterday. It's a new construction and well, not finished yet. The complex has arranged for them to stay in the Hyatt until construction is over. So, I stayed home and deep cleaned my house. The washer was non-stop all day. I was able to get one crafty project accomplished. Here is my post this week for Creations by Penny. This digi is one of faves. When I first saw this circle tree, I knew I wanted it to have an owl and that's just what I did. My Uncle Gary has a birthday on Tuesday and this is his card. I made the circle card for Paper Addicts Anonymous shape challenge by Emma.
You're a Hoot Recipe:
cardstock-CTMH White Daisy & Bamboo
image-Creations by Penny
ink-Walnut Tim Holtz
owl-Cricut Storybook
title-Cuttin' Up Cricut
brads-Basic Grey
watercolor pencils

Friday, August 21, 2009

Just Us Girls....

Is anyone else feeling that way? I'm pooped after this week. I must say I'm ready for some relaxation and time to spend crafting this weekend!!!! I'm sharing a double layout this morning from my Tybee Island book. This layout features my beautiful Granny and my Aunt (who feels like my mother). We were at The Crab Shack and I caught these photos. I hope you like them, they were super simple! Have a terrific Friday.....

Just Us Girls Recipe:
dp & cardstock-Bazzill and Scrapgoods kit
ribbon, brad, flower-stash
chipboard-Basic Grey


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chill Out....

Good Morning,
I found a new challenge blog thanks to Penny. This one is Creative Inspirations and this week's challenge is spots, dots, and circles. Want to know something else about this challenge? It is being sponsored by Creations by Penny! Yep, that's right, one lucky winner will receive not 1 but 4 of Penny's gorgeous digi stamps. If you haven't been to her blog in a week or so, you really must go check out her newest images. Ooooo, so much to see.....
So, for this challenge, I just kept feeling a snowman. Either I'm ready for some cooler temps or just need to 'Chill Out'! I'm lovin' my little snowman.....
Chill Out Recipe:
All paper & inks-CTMH
Cuttlebug-flourish folder
ribbon & brads-stash
hat, arms, nose-Bazzill
Cuttin' Up-Cricut

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sassy Girl....

Good Morning,
It's Wednesday, and a new challenge is up at Penny's Challenges. This week that ever so talented Diva, Penny, created a sketch for us. I wanted to have fun with this sketch. Laurel had sent me this image. I so adore it and appreciate you sending me those goodies Laurel! I'm putting a Starbucks card inside and giving this to my Sassy Megan when we move her back in at UK this weekend. Megan is a lot like me, she really loves a great cup of coffee and a latte now and then. This little image was so perfect for this card. Now that you've seen the fabby sketch, are you ready to play with us this week?

Sassy Recipe:
Dp & ink- CTMH
image & embellies-Laurel
bling-Wal Mart


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch 28...

Good Evening,
I haven't tried a Card Patterns sketch in a while. I really liked this week's sketch. It made for a quick and simple card, since I have a stack of papers to score this evening. Be sure to check out Penny's Challenges tomorrow, a new challenge is up at 10:00 am (Eastern Time). You'll just love what Penny has this week....

dp- Colorbok Friendly Forest
sentiment, ribbon, brads-stash


Monday, August 17, 2009

Dry Erase Board....

Happy Monday,
I have a dry erase board for you this morning. I've made several of these since January. This message board is for my oldest niece, Megan. She's a junior at University of Kentucky. Both years she lived in the dorm, I had altered clipboards for her to hang on the outside of her door for notes. Since she's moving into an apartment this year, I thought I'd alter a picture frame for her. These are really easy. Pick up a frame you like, I prefer this one from the dollar store. It's cheap and has that wide wooden frame that allows for embellishing. Cut your background paper to fit (mine is a 5 X 7 frame), you can add stickers to the paper or whatever you want, then add embellies to the frame. Just pick up a dry erase marker to write on the glass with and, ta da, a decorative message board! I hope you're having a terrific Monday!
All paper - Bo Bunny
felt- Fancy Pants
bling- Kaiser
flowers and brads- stash
stamps- CTMH
Alphalicious - Cricut

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Toot, Toot!

Second post for today, scroll down for my card...
I'm totally beside myself....I just found out that I made DT for Cafe Mojo! Yahoo!!!!