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Monday, August 29, 2011

New DT and Challenge!

This past weekend has been like a rollercoaster ride for me! During the past week I learned I was a new member on several design teams...I am super excited. THEN...on Saturday morning, my life turned upside down. My dad, who was this rough and tough cowboy, suffered a stroke. He is still in the hospital, so if my blog posts and challenge entries don't seem up to par, this is why. I don't have alot of "me" time, and emotionally and physically I am drained. I have faith in God that He will pull all of us through this!

My entry today is for a new Design Team that I am now on: MyGrafico. This week's theme is Challenge #110, Back to School. I love this new challenge...seems like lots of fun!

Please check out the DT's samples for some really cute ideas and inspiration!

This is what I made using the Back to School Bus.
And here is the collection:
Challenge ends September 10th at midnight. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Thanks for visiting today. Have a blessed Monday!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Blast from the Past!!!

Good Friday morning to you! This week at Meljen's Designs we were asked to share the very 1st card made as a Design Team member!
Well, here is mine, from wayyyyy back in September of 2010. It's so hard to believe it's almost been a whole year. I guess time does fly when you are having fun! LOL


I am SO excited about fall. It is my favorite season! I have already begun working on my fall crafts! Yesterday I started working on some Halloween hair bows and necklaces. And then..I started working on a Fall wreath! I will share photos with you soon.
Bring on FALL......and the Fall weather too!!

Have a wonderful Friday! Tonight is Friday night football for us!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Giveaway!!!

I just found this blog, and basically fell in love. I've been browsing and want to share this giveaway with you.


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You an win a $35 gift certificate by visiting Dandelion Wishes: Taking Back Monday Giveaway

Imagine winning a gift certicate to this lovely Etsy store! Such pretty eye candy!!!

Sweet Floral Drawer knobs  Distressed Wooden Cloche Display Ornate Aqua Sconces

Have a wonderful Thursday evening!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Blog Candy Alert!

The Crafter's Cafe is giving away this awesome blog candy!!! To enter, click on the link! Also..If you enter after seeing my post, please let them know I sent you and leave me a comment letting me know too.

Thanks so much!

And, tomorrow is a very exciting day! First of all, it's the first day of school for us, and I get to share
some exciting news with you! Fall is just around the corner, so I have been working on some new projects! I'll share those too!

Have a blessed Sunday!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Going Gothic!!!

In all honesty, I have never considered myself a fan of the "gothic look", guess cause I'm so girly! BUT...when I saw the New Releases for this week from Meljen's Designs I just fell in love with this
Little Goth Girl!
Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Card and Stickles-Studio G, Bling, Flowers and Zebra Paper-The Paper Studio, Cardstock-Bazzill

The theme this week for Challenge #72 is Sparkles, Shine and Glitter! So I got to use this adorable image and not only have a cute Gothic look, but...I got to be girly too!!! he,he!
And here's the rest of the gang:
Meljens Designs August 18th Release Display

These go perfectly with Monday's freebie:










These images and this week's challenge is a super fun one! I cannot wait to see what you create!

I'm linking this to a challenge over at Aud Sentiments--Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great Thursday!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thinking of You

Thank goodness it's Friday!!! I'm not even sure why I love Friday's during the summer months, I guess because it's the ending to a hard working week!? LOL

Today I am sharing a card I made using an image from Meljen's Designs, this one is called Mushroom Mouse.

Card Details: Digi Image-Mushroom Mouse, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Buttons-Cosmo Cricket, Patterned Paper-Unknown

Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful Friday!

Monday, August 08, 2011

An Exciting Announcement!

I've got some pretty exciting news to share! I was thrilled to receive an email from Heidi of 2 Cute Rubber Stamps yesterday. She informed me that I was selected as one of her new DT members!

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How cool is this!? I cannot wait to get started on challenges and meet the other wonderful DT members!

Have a great Monday!!!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Challenge #70-Back to School

Well, it's August! We all know what that means..."Back to School". I love this time of the year. My kids are mostly grown, two in college, on left at home and this is her Senior Year! So bittersweet! But I still love browsing through the Back to School section at stores. I love the smell of new spirals, pencils, erasers, etc. Yep...call me crazy, but I love school and office supplies! LOL
Anyhow, this is the theme for our Challenge #70.

Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Patterned Papers-Cosmo Cricket (scraps), Border-EK Success, Ribbon-Offray, Stickles-Ranger

Melissa created some really cute images to go along with this challenge. Aren't they just adorable!?
Meljens Designs August 4th Release Display

I used Apple for Teacher, but also love the Desktop Mouse! And the Checkered Apple Frame would look so cute tied onto a little gift or for a special not tucked inside your child's lunchbox! So, hurry on over to Whimsy Stamps and take a look for yourself. Then scurry on over to Meljen's Challenge Blog to play along with us! The Design Team has really come up with some super cute creations!!!

Have a great Thursday! And if your heat is like mine....stay cool!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Another HOT Day!!

Gosh, it's been so dreadfully HOT in south Texas this week! I can hardly stand to be outside! So..I've been spending alot of time inside crafting and cardmaking.

I don't know about you, but every time I bake cookies I have someone in the house that declares themselves the "Cookie Tester", so I guess it's only appropriate that I present them with a card.

Card Details: Digi Image-All that Scraps, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterened Paper-Doodlebug Designs, Ribbon-Offray, Circles-Spellbinders Dies

Linking to these challenges:

And another card I'd like to share with you is this cute image from Melissa of Meljen's Designs.
This is Billy the Cowboy Bear, available at the Whimsy Stamps Store.

Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Patterned Paper-Cosmo Cricket, Twine-Walmart


Thanks for visiting today! Please check back tomorrow for our new releases from Meljen's Designs and a fun new challenge!
For now....stay cool!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Ladybugs Bring Good Luck

This is what I have heard..."Ladybugs bring good luck", and right now I need some good luck!!! These last 2 weeks of July have been very stressful and I'm ready to say "Goodbye"!
So with today being August 1st, I can only pray for better days. My car is home and according to Chevrolet is as "good as new". Okay...we will see.

My daughter, who is a high school cheerleader, has started MINI Cheer Camp today. The cheerleaders host this every summer as a fundraiser. It's so cute to see those little girls dressed up little cheerleaders. I remember taking my daughter when she was about 4. She's been cheering ever since!

Well..enough chatting. Here's my card for today:



Card Details: Digi Image-Bugaboo, Sentiment-Create with TLC, All papers used-Scraps, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Brads-The Paper Studio, Bling-Recollections, Ribbon-Offray, Stickles-Ranger


Have a blessed Monday! Thanks for visiting!