Thursday, February 14, 2013

I will be away!

I just want to let all of my followers know that we are moving, so I will be away for an unspecified amount of time. Those of you that follow the Inky Impressions blogs, Tanya J will be taking over my DT Coordinator duties.

Also, for those that have inquired, my daughter is fine. Whoop whoop! CT scan came back with nothing serious. Doc said she had a concussion from hitting her head. I am so relieved. She might be 18 but she is my baby none the less. ;) Thanks so much for your concern. It means so much to me.

OK take care and I will be "seeing" you. :o)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thanks for giving a hoot!

Hey friends. I hope you are having a great week so far. It has been a long and frustrating one for me, but hopefully it will get better. Spanish and I are not getting along. It is the most difficult class I have ever taken. I study and study and I just can't wrap my brain around it. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my grades so it me that I can't "get it". To add to the frustration my oldest daughter has been having problems with her head hurting so the doctor referred  her to get a CT scan last Wednesday. We made her appointment only to find out that the insurance company required prior approval and needed more information from the referring doctor. The diagnostic center kept making her new appointments hoping to have approval each time. The referring doctor was not returning their calls so yesterday I called and threw around some of the words I have learned from going to school and got a return phone call with approval within an hour. Looks like school is already paying off. lol Anywho we finally got her in for the CT scan today. We do not have the results yet so please keep her in your thoughts/prayers. Her grandmother just passed away on January 21 due to lung cancer that had spread to her brain and bleed out and her stepsister recently found out she has a brain tumor so she is really nervous. Ok well enough of that let's get to something fun. :o)

For my card today I used this adorable owl and sentiment from Unity Stamp Co. Stamped with Tuxedo Black ink from Memento. I added some Inky Impressions pearls, ribbon from MFT, a flower from Whimsy Stamps, and a birdcage die from Cherry Lynn Designs. DP is from K&Company.

I am submitting this to the following challenges:
Divas by Design: winged things
Loves Rubber Stamps: anything goes
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
The Squirrel & the Fox: something new (stamp)
Allsorts: let's get cute
Friends with Flair at Unity

Thank you all so much for stopping by. I appreciate your continued support.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

I Don't Do Mornings!

Brrr, it is so cold here today. I think "Angie" here has the right idea; a warm housecoat and a cup of yummy coffee. Irish Cream for me, please! ;o) This is my second card for round two of the Kraftin' Kimmie guest designer challenge. I stamped Angie with Tuxedo Black, Memento ink and colored her with Copics. I added Diamond Glaze to the coffee and her barrettes. The paper was gifted to me. I hand cut a banner and stamped it with a sentiment from the Angie stamp set.

 I used the small Fancy Flourish die from MFT. I then added tulle and a beautiful pink ribbon from my stash. I stamped the slippers from the Angie stamp set, colored them, added glitter glue to the pompoms, cut them out and attached them to the bow. The pearls are from Inky Impressions. The rhinestones are from Recollection.

Here is a close-up of Angie. I adore her hair.

Head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie blog and check out all of the gorgeous creations from
the top 10 from round 1 of the guest designer challenge. While you are there why don't you play along in the regular weekly challenge. This week's theme is texture.  There is a great prize package up for grabs. :o)

Thanks so much for visiting today. Wish me luck in the contest. :o)

I am playing in the following challenges:
One Stop Craft: anything goes
Creative Belli: rhinestones
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
The Perfect Sentiment: diecut
Die Cuttin' Divas: anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy: anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: bling it on
Twisted Tuesday: anything goes (no twist this week)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Rain or Shine, I'll Be There

Hey friends. I hope you had a great week. I am so happy it is Friday. Time to take a break from school and have some fun! :o) Speaking of fun, a couple of weeks ago Kraftin' Kimmie was having a guest designer challenge. They were having two rounds.  During the first round they were picking the top 10. Well, guess what! I was chosen as part of the top ten. Whoop whoop!! I cannot tell you how excited I was/am. To see my name with all of those super talented ladies made me feel so proud. I could not believe my eyes when I seen my name. So it is now time for round two. We were challenged to use pink. They will narrow the top ten down to three to be guest designers. How awesome is that! Wish me luck! :o)

Here is my card for round two. I used an adorable Lulu stamp from the Lulu and Friends collection. I adore Lulu. She is just so sweet. I colored the image with Copics. I used paper from Recollections and MME. I added a doily from Wilton and a hand cut a banner which I stamped with one of the sentiment stamps from the Lulu and Friends collection, added a pearl heart and applied glitter glue to the edges. I then added some lace and pink rhinestones to the card.


After coloring the image I added small rhinestones to the umbrella and a mini silver bow to the handle.

I used the leafy flourish die from MFT. Tied a bow with this gorgeous pink ribbon from my stash. I added flowers and an Inky Impressions' heart charm.

I hope you will go check out all of the wonderful entries from the top 10. You will not be disappointed. While you are there be sure to check out the Frugal Friday Specials post. You can pick up some fabulous stamps this weekend at 25-50% off.

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always a pleasure. :o)

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon
Hanna & Friends: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Inky Chicks: bingo (ribbon, sentiment, flowers & sentiment, image, bow)
Cutie Pie Challenge: use 3 different textures
Incy Wincy Designs: pearls and lace