Thursday, January 8, 2015

Something new!

Hi! How was your holidays? Ours were wonderful! I am happy that things are getting back to normal though. I love Christmas...but after the chaos of eating/unwrapping/clean up....I'm more than happy to take the tree down.

Today I am playing along with Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge. The rules: make something for either a new home, a new baby, a new job or just by using new crafty stash! 

My card (s) are dedicated to a lovely group of ladies I hang and scrap with. 10 months ago I started a weight loss plan/goal. I have dropped 62 lbs. The following card was created for my friend who has lost 93 lbs. We are all trying very hard to become 'new' better women! 
I made 4 of the same card...using different colors.
I signed up at Online Card Classes, for the Copic Markers for card markers course.
It's not live, which is a good thing...I can take my time without any pressure. Learning a lot,
and I'm not even halfway though it. I decided to update my color swatch book I keep for my color combos.
That is a lot of hair! I also found on pinterest a post about weighing your copics to determine how full they are. So, I bought a small scale and went to it.
Surprisingly enough I had about 4 that were really low...but most were full or close to it! I had to stop my mad copic coloring binge, I ran out of E00 for skin. Fear not, the refill is in the mail! ;) Thanks for stopping by...hope your having a wonderful week!

P.S. The image used is by Mo Manning, she has the best digital images...I love them and she is having a great sale through the 11th!

Products used:
Mo image called 'Hoping'; copics; 
Simon Says Stamp-Mama Elephant stamp set Super Duo; 
Simon Says Stamp-Sea Glass ink;Pretty Pink Posh sequins; 
Wink Of Stella-clear

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

One Little Word 2015

In 2006, Ali Edwards came up with this concept and even
offers a workshop...which I admit I have never taken it.
I do play along in my own way.

Can you identify a single word that sums
up what you want for yourself in 2015?

It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be

a thought, or a feeling, or an emotion. It can be
singular or plural. The key is to find something that
has personal meaning for you. This is not your
mother's word or your spouse's word or your child's
word - this is YOUR word. One little word can
have big meaning in your life if you allow
yourself to be open to the possibilities.

Last year I picked 'self-indulgence'. I have been more

selfish this year...doing what I wanted....
saying 'No' more. Gotta say...feels pretty
dang good to put me first!

This year my word is:


per-soo" verb (used with object), pursued, pursuing.
1. to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, etc.; chase.
2. to follow close upon; go with; attend:Bad luck pursued him.
3. to strive to gain; seek to attain or accomplish (an end, object, purpose,etc.).
4. to proceed in accordance with (a method, plan, etc.).
5. to carry on or continue (a course of action, a train of thought, aninquiry, studies, etc.).
6. to continue to annoy, afflict, or trouble.
7. to practice (an occupation, pastime, etc.)

My list:
*To pursue inner peace-let go of things that bother me, and the people who caused these things
*To pursue better health- work toward goals that make me a better person-in cooking; in fitness; in giving up old addictions.
*To pursue knowledge-trying new things; learning new things
*To pursue friendship-spend more time with friends and make those relationships stronger
*To pursue-more traveling memories with Dwen
*To pursue-and accomplish getting last year into a scrap book…I’m really behind

What word will you pick?

From my family to yours...may your upcoming year be a

healthy & prosperous one filled with love!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge

Hi! I'm playing along with SSS Wednesday challenge.

The theme is 'Winter Inspiration' with this mood board.
Showcasing Penny Black products. Sadly, I don't
own any of their products...not yet anyways. =)
Here is my winter inspired card:
Thanks for popping by today! 
Hope you and your family have a glorious holiday!
We have the in-laws on the 24th and then
Christmas morning with my kids...looking forward
to it! Enjoy worked hard to get 
this crazy holiday underway!!!

Products used: PTI-Made of Snow stamp set; Echo
Park snowflake die set; copics;jewels from Hero Arts

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Holidays

I don't have a project to share but thought 
I would touch base anyways.
Just been busy doing that holiday bustle thing. 

 Decorations are up....

 Dogs were harassed....
I made like 50 cards, but most were cased, and I
would want to give proper credit to those artist...
but there was 50 and it would take 
forever to upload them all...blah, blah. 
I'm trying to cut back on the craziness that over takes
my life this time of year. I did make tags...personalized ones...
big mistake...we buy a lot of crap! LOL

I've also learned a very valuable lesson...stop
buying thin cheap paper!!! 
Don't know how many corners that
has been torn this year due to my 
fabulous wrapping I'm using it up
and buying the good stuff!

 I hope you all get the gifts you
want this Christmas! 
I get one more year of my kids gathering
for Christmas morning. 
Next year Gracee will have to stay home so
Santa can come to 
her house. So, that is my reason to celebrate...
those 3 loves of my life. 
I also wish you and your family a
healthy and prosperous New Year!!!!  
Thanks for stopping by! C~  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SSS Wednesday challenge/Work It

I'm entering two challenges today:
Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday &
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog.

It's 'Anything Goes', featuring a Lawn Fawn 
products. I have been busy cranking out 
Christmas cards for the last two weeks. 
I finished this one last night....

I hope you all have a lovely
Thanksgiving tomorrow. We will
be busy all weekend, as I am 
hosting dinner on Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Products Used:
Lawn Fawn paper & small stitched rectangle dies;
Whiff of Joy Stamps-Penguin brothers build a snowman;
Echo Park-designer dies-snowflakes set 1; Versamark;
Hero Arts-Silver embossing powder; PTI Tiny Treats:
Christmas stamps set; Copics-B000/BG0000/G0000/

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PTI November Blog Hop

I actually get to play along this time! YAY!
The theme for the hop is SNOW!
I am one of the lucky ones whom
doesn't have to drive to work in
the snow, here in the Midwest. 
Come play along, check out Nichole's
blog. There will be a ton of inspiration
there today!! 

I heat embossed some snowflakes, then distressed
the background. Added the Freshly Fallen flakes.
Then used the sentiment from Holiday Lights!
Thanks for coming by today! Hope you have 
a lovely Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving cards

So I got some of Mo's wonderful digi
stamps for Thanksgiving card. 
I bought Nathaniel and Prudence.
I love these!! I love that Mo's images are 
so classic. I also love that they give
me a reason to pull out the copics! =)
I am always on the look 
out for stamps for Thanksgiving. 

 I hope you get to enjoy time with family
and friends. We will get to spend time with
both sides of our families. I am glad that we
all live close. So many families won't be for that I am thankful!
Happy Thanksgiving!!