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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Still celebrating Graduations!

Boy...this has turned into a weekend long event! On Friday after the ceremony I had my wonderful family over for a variety of wings: Hot Wings, Hickory Smoked Hot Wings, Lemon Pepper Wings, Terayaki Wings, and more with Potato Salad and Beans! For dessert we had a choice of  Coconut Pie or DQ Ice Cream cake!!
We had a blast.
Then on Saturday we went over to my son's bestfriend's party...that was alot of fun..and more food and yummy cupcakes, and the prettiest candy bar--It had yummy candy to bag up and enjoy!!!

And One more party. This is actually  a cousin who will be attending UT like my son. So we got her UT colored towels, and I used "Trinity" by Mo Manning on a gift tag.
Here's a close up of the tag:

Project Details: Towels and Ribbon from WalMart, Handmade Tag, 
Image: Mo Manning (Digital Pencil) I've got to go finish up some Stuffed Jalepeno Peppers, it's a great recipe that I found on a fun blog! Here's the link if you wanna try them for yourself: Creative 2X Mom--Jalepenos!!!
Oh..almost forgot! Here's a photo of the my son and his bestfriend! These guys are super smart! His friend was Valedictorian and my son on the right was ranked 6th! :) They have been bestfriends since Pre-K, they even planned on going to college together. Only problem is...his friend is an Aggie and my son is a Longhorn!LOL

Have a blessed Sunday~~~~

Friday, May 28, 2010


I'm so sorry I don't have a card for today. I usually post my Raise the Bar card today but I've been so busy preparing for my son's High School Graduation. It all happens I've been preparing all week. Both physically and mentally!!!LOL I've been having the kids help me clean house. Today, I've got to start cooking and baking......and the mental's a bittersweet moment for me! My baby is growing up and soon to be leaving for college. He will be attending UT in Austin....Hook'em Horns!!! Thanks for reading, I'll be back next Friday with another challenge card!

Have a blessed Friday!

Monday, May 24, 2010

2 New Cards from 1 New Digi!

Lastnight I couldn't sleep so I decided to get up and browse the Etsy shops. And just looky at what I found there!!
I found the cutest new images from Bella Digital Stamp Studio!! This cute little girl aka "Sweetie" just made me smile!!!

I couldn't wait to receive her via email and get creating!!!
And if you visit her blog at: Bella Digi Design Studio you can learn more about her images, creations and her Design Team call!!! I was so thrilled when she invited me to join her team!! WooHoo!!!

Okay...enough rambling! Please look at my cards!!! Isn't she the sweetest thing you ever did see?!
Card Details: Digi Image-Bella Digi Designs, Paper-Cosmo Cricket, Sentiment-Studio G, Scalloped Circles-Nestibilities,Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Misc.-Machine Stitching, Hair Bandana is Paper Pieced

Card Details: Bella Digi Designs, Paper-Cosmo Cricket, Sentiment-Studio G, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Flower Paper Clip-The Paper Studio, Ribbon-WalMart,Hair Bandana is Paper Pieced

Have a blessed Monday!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Oh How I LOVE Peanut Brittle!

I just love peanut brittle!! And I just found this yummy giveaway over at Inside My Own Private Idaho.
Michelle has some great photos that just tease my taste buds!!! Sign up for your chance to win!!!
See how yummy it looks!!! 
Hurry, ends May 27th!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sweet Stop Saturday!

Oh how I LOVE Saturdays!!! I get to sleep a little later and my day goes by at a slower pace. And...I get to share another card sketch for from The Sweet Stop!! This one is Sketch #57:
And here's my card:

Card Details: Digi Image-Elisabeth Bell, Patterned Paper-K& Co., Flowers-Prima, Rhinestone Brads-Making Memories, Sentiment-Studio G, Ribbon-Close to my Heart

Friday, May 21, 2010

Two Challenges Today!

Yea! It's Friday!! Today I have 2 challenges to share with you .The first is from Raise the Bar. The challenge was to make a card that is inspired after your favorite bag!! Fun, huh? The challenge for me was deciding which bag was my favorite!!LOL
I chose this one that I made not too long ago:
And here's my card:
I'm also using this card for a challenge over at: 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, this image was a freebie
to use in this challenge! Isn't he a cutie?!!!

Card Details: 2Cute Rubber Stamps, Patterned Paper/Button: Cosmo Cricket, Ribbon: Close to My Heart,Sentiment: Stampabilities,Circles: Nestibilities, Misc. Machine Stitching
Thanks for visiting today!! Have a wonderful Friday!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In Honor of EMS Week

I read somewhere that this week is EMS week! And although I love our EMS providers, I don't have a card with an EMS crew, but I have made 2 cards featuring Nurses! A friend of mine asked if I'd make her a couple of cards for friends that are here they are:
Card Details: Digi Image-"Nurse Nora"All that Scraps, Patterned Paper-Cosmo Cricket, 
Sentiment-Studio G, Misc.-Twill Ribbon, Heart Charm, Square Brad, Machine Stitching, Glossy Accents

              Card Image: Digi Image-Pure Innocence/Heather Ellis, Sentiment-Unknown, Patterned       Paper-Cosmo Cricket, Misc.-Machine Stitching, Ribbon, Glossy Accents

Thanks for visiting tonight~
Have a wonderful Thursday!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sweet Stop Saturday!!!

Time for another sketch from The Sweet Stop. This is sketch SSS 56, and this one has a twist...we have to make a card "For the Guys". I have to admit, this one was a toughy!LOL I love making girly cards, and don't have to make many masculine cards. But I did it, using a great image by Sweet n' Sassy stamps!!!
Digi Image: Sweet n' Sassy Stamps, Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket and The Paper Studio, Brads: The Paper Studio, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Circles: Nestibilities

Thanks for stopping by! I loved looking at everyone's creations of our last sketch SSS 55, over 25 entries! 
Please visit the The Sweet Stop and share your creation!!!
Have a wonderful Saturday!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Now that's ALOTA Stamps!!!

I just found Crafty Emma's blogspot and she is giving away 4 Alota Stamps!!! How cool is that!!!?
So...hop on over to her blog page for more details..and hurry, the deadline is approaching!!!
Here's the stamps!!!
Ends Saturday, May 15th. 

Double Treat Friday!!

Fridays are always fun because I get to show you 2 card samples!!! My first card is for the Raise the Bar challenge blog. The challenge this week was to use the colors: yellow, gray and white. I was so thrilled to receive my package of goodies from Kadie from the last Blog Candy I won. It had tons of Cosmo Cricket paper and I found the perfect sheet of paper!!! And...I was so thrilled to get to use my new stamps from The Greeting Farm that were also part of Kadie's blog candy!!!
Image/Sentiment: The Greeting Farm, Patterned Paper/Button: Cosmo Cricket, Misc. yellow Ribbon, Chalks
And my 2nd card is for Ethereal Forest Designs. I just love using this image of Elymira! She's such a cutie!! I was needing a card for a friend that is having a baby, now I think I will make onsie to match!!!
I really wanted to do some machine stitching on this one, but I let someone borrow my sewing machine and haven't gotten it back yet.
Digi Image: Ethereal Forest Designs, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Patterned Paper: K&Co., Misc. Ribbon, Swirl Paperclips: The Paper Studio

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Friday!!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I would like to wish all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother's Day!!! May your day be filled with lots of joy, relaxation and loved ones around you!!!

My sister and I have our own families now so we celebrate Mother's Day with our mom on Saturday. That way on Sunday we can enjoy our time with our families and enjoy our day without rushing around from place to place! We had a wonderful day out at one of our favorite places to eat: Pei Wei! Then we chatted, laughed and then....went shopping!!!! I had such a wonderful time w/ all the girls in our family, my Mom, my sis, my niece and my daughter!!! Just us Girlz!!!

And here's a card I made for a cousin of mine. She is a Mom for the first time, so I made her this card. 
On the inside it says: Happy 1st Mother's Day!

Card Details: Digi Image: Phindy's Place, Patterned Paper: Making Memories, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Ribbon: WalMart, Flowers: Prima, Brads: The Paper Studio

Again, have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Time for a Sweet Stop--SSS 55

Yea! It's Saturday and time for another sketch from The Sweet Stop. Last week there were so many wonderful card much creativeness out there!!!
Here is my card for this week's sketch---SSS 55:
Card Details: Digi Image and Sentiment: Sweet n' Sassy Stamps, Patterned Paper: Making Memories, Flowers: Prima, Brads: The Paper Studio, Misc. Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today! I will be out with my Mom for the rest of the day. I'm taking her out for Chinese food for an early Mother's Day celebration!!!
Here's wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day.....whatever you do!!!

Friday, May 07, 2010

2 Cards in 1 Post!

Well, Mother's Day is upon us....just 2 days away! I am actually taking my Mom out on Saturday so Sunday I can relax and spend time w/ my family. And...I really....just want to RELAX!!!LOL
Here is my card for this week's challenge at Raise the Bar. The challenge was to make a card for you Mom, or Grandma, or Aunt, or Teacher! I chose my Mom. She loves the vintage, shabby chic look so here it is:
Card Details: Image: Googled it last year, sorry no source. Music paper: The Paper Studio, Flowers: Primas, Pearl Brad, The Paper Studio, Coursage pins: WalMart, Misc. Ribbon, Crocheted Lace w/ Ribbon, Punch: Martha Stewart 

I also have a card to share with you for Ethereal Forest Designs. I have a friend that has been caring for her sick hubby, and I'm sending her this card to let her know they are  always in my thoughts and prayers.
Card Details: Sentiment: Ethereal Forest Designs, Paper& Felt Flowers: K&Co., Trim: Making Memories, Flocked Brads: The Paper Studio

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

Monday, May 03, 2010

Little Monster is out!

I am so excited about this little guy! He is such a cutie!!! Today he is being released over at Inktegrity
Make sure and visit Joni and the other DT gals for many more wonderful card samples. Here's my card
using this cutie patootie monster!!!
Card Details: Image and Sentiment: Inktegrity, Patterned Paper, American Crafts and The Paper Studio, Star Punch, and Pom-Pom Trim