Thursday, March 28, 2013


Today is Thursday, where has the week gone. Although it has gone by fast it seems like it has been an extremely long one.  Quite a few of my family and friends kids are on spring break holidays now but for my kids today is their last day of school, then we have a full week off.  One more blessing today is that it is supposed to be +10 out and simply gorgeous.  Maybe spring is one the horizon. Tomorrow is good Friday, but it also a very special day for my family.  We were blessed to have another son, 14 years have gone by in a blink of an eye.  He is super excited to have the day off of school.  Happy Birthday Robin.  HAPPY EASTER to all of my followers and to everyone who pops on in for a visit.

Being as it is Thursday, over at 4 Crafty Chicks we have a new fun filled challenge.  Our beautiful hostess this week is Lori and she certainly has the perfect challenge for this time of year.  We are on Challenge # 135 and the theme is Easter.  It can be anything that relates to Easter. Our Guest Designer for the month of March is Christine and it has been absolutely amazing, thank you so much for sharing your craftiness with us this month.

My creation for you.  I have a few very cute Easter Stamps but no Happy Easter sentiment does that happen.  So my creation this week kind of represents the love of God.  Two of my kids are kind of doing something like the last supper type at their school today, so I thought it is the perfect time to rejoice.
 I would like to enter my card into Make It Monday - Anything Goes

I can't wait to see what you come up with and would love to pop on over to your blog and see your wonderful creations.


Thursday, March 21, 2013


Good morning to ya! We are in a Snowfall warning this morning! Wait a minute I thought yesterday was the first day of Spring.  A little joke on us I guess with the easier Winter we have had, well for some of us anyway. 

It is my lucky week to host over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  The challenge is #134 and it is to use Circles. Well I am not sure that my card turned out how it was visioned in my head. Hopefully it is okay. The gems aren't as sparkly as I thought they would be...oh how I wanted to bling it up :) Maybe some texture was needed at the top part of the card or a different stamp...hmmm, just not sure.  My daughter said Mom there is just to much white...LOL. I used a little circle punch from Stampin Up and a old stamp from them as well.  The bling is also from Stampin Up.  Going to have to break out some more circles, they do make creations pop! My card is below :)

Be sure to check 4 Crafty Chicks out...I would totally love to hop on over to see what circles inspires in you.

This made me giggle on Facebook.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hello Baby!

Good, Good Morning! It has been a busy week but an exciting one all of the same.  We are lucky to have a long weekend, no school tomorrow or Monday.  We are expecting a snow storm with quite a bit of snow and very cool temperatures thru to the weekend.  Frankly, I am ready for spring but I guess Mother Nature has a little more white stuff for us.

Last week there were so many awesome and very inspirational creations over at 4 Crafty Chicks be sure to hop on over and check some out. We also have a new challenge this week and our hostess with the mostess is Melissa.  She has another fun filled challenge and truly an easy one..well sort of *wink*.  Are you ready to see what it is?

CHALLENGE #133 - Clean and Simple

During a fun shopping trip with my friend Lori,  I found this adorable giraffe and thought it was just perfect for one of the little boys our family just welcomed into the world.  Isn't he just cute?  I went with straight crisp lines and used crumb cake, early espresso, bashful blue and whisper white for papers.  I also used some eyelets, twine and copic markers.  Super glad Lori was creating with me because there was a need to tell me how to use my eyelet machine...LOL.  Guess it had been while :) Thanks for an awesome challenge Melissa.

I would love to enter my card into the following fantastic challenges:
 Papertake Weekly - 1-2-3
1.  Twine 2. Eyelets 3. Layers or 3 colors of paper :)

2. Make It Monday - #131 - Anything Goes

We truly hope you will hope on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and show us what Clean and Simple inspires win you.  My fellow DT's have amazing creations to show you too.

I found this quote on Facebook and thought it was funny.

Thank you so much for all of the comments and for sharing my creation with me.  Have an amazing week!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

With Sympathy

Welcome March! It is hard to believe we are almost finished our first week but alas it is very true. Spring is on it way...yahooo :)  Well the last week has been a crazy one of incredible highs and some lows.  Last Saturday my oldest son Tristan and his Junior Boys High School Basketball team won Gold at Zones.  It is the first time in 33 years or maybe longer that our 3A school has won a championship like this. Usually it is won by the 4A schools. Truly something for them to be proud of.  One of the low notes was that I got a phone call from my daughters school asking me to come and pick her up because she fell and hurt her knee bad and needed to go too the hospital.  Kaitlyn didn't crack her knee cap but she has too much fluid behind it so she can't swim for two weeks, no gym, no dishes, no vaccuming and she has had to take two days off of school. We thought she might enjoy the two days off but alas she is going nuts. She is now walking with crutches which is a good thing but it could still end up being casted. We were blessed for sure. Enough of my babbling on to my DT card and a new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks our incredible hostess with the mostess is Leanne. She has another fantabulous challenge for us.  I do believe Leanne along with my fellow DT's are the queen's of using these tools on their creations.  Welcome to our Guest Designer Christine for the month of March.  She is going to have tons of inspiration for you. Are you ready to find out what the challenge is this week?  Okay, I will tell you...because I just can't keep it a secret any longer.

CHALLENGE #132 - Die Cuts

 On this card the Die cuts I used are from Heartfelt Creations (Decorative Butterfly).  My large butterfly and the corners are from this Spellbinders set.  My other butterflies are from Martha Stewart punches.  The stamp is from Verve.  The paper and embossing folder are from Stampin Up.  The gems are unknown.  I started this card with my peep Lori, which was a relaxing night of crafting.
I would love to enter my card into Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #15 - Anything Goes; Make It Monday - Challenge #130 - Anything Goes ; Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Here is a picture my bestie Lori posted on facebook.  It made me smile so much my cheeks hurt. I truly hope it doesn't offend anyone...but oh how I love glitter :)  Thought about going crazy with it on my card this week...LOL.
Thank you all for sharing my creation with me and for all comments.  They are appreciated and bring so tons of joy. :)