Saturday, May 29, 2010

Soooo excited!!!

There has been so much going on the past few weeks that I thought I would just wait and post it all together for ya!

First, I'm so very excited to say that I have been asked by the owner, Miss Judy, of Simply Scrapping Crafts to join her DT!!! How's that for awesome!! I am co-leading the group Sketchy Saturdays, and will also be designing for the Paper Scraps & Wacky Wednesday Groups as well!! I'll be busy, busy, busy for sure, but it's good and fun busy so that's ok! Please come over and check us out because I'm sure you will have a blast with all the challenges and other fun stuff over there! You can check out the main site here. You can also go directly to the Sketchy Saturday Group here and check out all of May's challenges, including a brand new awesome sketch that's been posted this morning! I'm so very blessed to be able to work with all those fabulous ladies over at SSC and I'm having a blast doing it!

Now, on to some more craziness! My son Cameron had to have a Colonoscopy and Endosopy last Monday at John's Hopkins Hospital. He did ok, but it was pretty brutal for him to go through the prep and the procedure itself. They ended up taking at least 5 or 6 biopsies to send off to Pathology so we will have to wait and see what they found. During the procedure they did find that he had Gastritis and also a problem with bile flowing backwards when it shouldn't. There is a technical term for that, but I can't pronounce it let alone spell it! We are hoping and praying that he does not have Inflammatory Bowel Disease like me. He has started on his new medications, but they tend to make his stomach hurt even more so we will see how long these last for him.

I will be back later with a few pictures of my latest work including my example for the Sketchy Saturday Challenge that's up! I will also show you a picture of the frame I altered for my daughter's pre-school teacher Miss Marti! It turned out so cute! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and enjoyed the holiday! TTFN!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

It's official!!

I'm a brand new member of the Colorful Creations Design Team on Ning!!!! How exciting is that!?! It hasn't been officially announced yet on the site, but I just had to post real quick about it because I'm so excited! What a great Mother's Day gift huh!? Be sure to come on over and check us out. There will be lots of challenges and the girls a super nice over there. You can check them out here.

I made a quick card yesterday for my neice's birthday. I used it for a challenge over at SSC as well. You had to use the same shape at least 6 times so I used a pennant stamp from The Stamps Of Life by Stephanie Barnard. I think it turned out cute!

That's it for now! Hope you have an awesome Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day weekend!!

Hope all the moms out there have a well deserved fabulous Mother's Day! I will spend my weekend getting crafty and with the family of course :} I've got some more goodies to show ya so, sit back and relax and take it all in!

I've got some more exciting news to share with you! I'm gonna try out for another DT over at Colorful Creations on Ning! They are an awesome group of girls over there so go and check them out here. If your interested in the DT Call you will need to hurry up and get yours in because it ends this Saturday night May 9th at midnight! I've got my fingers crossed :} On to some crafty stuff!

Below is a layout I did for a challenge over at Simply Scrapping Crafts on Ning as well. You had to use multiple of the same photo so I used some smaller black & white of the larger photo in this layout. It's of my daughter Finley sitting pretty on our porch for our Christmas pictures. This isn't the actual picture we used for Christmas, but it was a good one of her. I used mostly K & Company Carolyn Gavin Specialty paper, KI Memories lace cardstock, Fancy Pants stamps (hearts) rub ons & chipboard, Prima flower, Quickutz Silhouette (title). Love the colors on this layout!

This is a card also for a challenge at Simply Scrapping Crafts on Ning. We had to use accordion folding somewhere on a card or layout. I chose to use it in a border & as leaves above the flower. I used Kaiser Craft papers lace flower, pearl brad, lace ribbon & rub ons, Bazzill cardstock, Quickutz Silhouette rose shape for the flower. I cut out the individual rose layers on the Silhouette in two different sizes and then distressed and inked the edges. Then, layered them in different directions and attached them in the center with the pearl brad. Easy peasy!! Totally dig the colors on this card!! Now, who to give it to? You know your getting it Lisa don't worry!!

This next one was so fun to do because it only took about 30 minutes to complete! That's right people.....30 minutes!! That is a record for me for sure!! For NSD over at Simply Scrapping Crafts the challenge was to create layouts or cards in 2 hours and get them posted before the next challenge went up. I only could do 2 of them and this is the first one. Here we were on our familymoon (honeymoon) in Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean. What a gorgeous place!! I chose black & white photos so they wouldn't compete too much with colored papers. The huge floral stamp is from Inque Boutique, as well as the bottom corner one. The paper is from a Scarlet Lime Kit. They are awesome kits and you can check them out here.

This layout was the second one I did in only about 30 minutes! Crazy I tell you! This is of my boy Cameron. I used some old school Chatterbox patterned paper, Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey chipboard, Fancy Pants chipboard star, American Crafts Alpha Letters, & Cosmo Cricket letter "C". I used the same Chatterbox patterned paper on both the star and letter "C". Very quick & easy! Love it!

This is one of my favorites for sure! This was done for another challenge during NSD weekend at Simply Scrapping Crafts. You had to use as many of 5 techniques as you could. I used all 5 which were rolled paper, starburst flower, distressing, stitching & a really cool flower border at the bottom there. The papers are from My Mind's Eye Penny Lane, flower & swirl stamp from Fancy Pants, border from We R Memory Keepers, title stamps from Unity Stamp Company, & Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Love these colors and this was so fun to do.

This was a really quick card I made again for a Simply Scrapping Crafts challenge. You had to use your favorites and the sentiment had to express love. Everything is my favorite in my craft room so this was a bit difficult to narrow down so, I just kinda closed my eyes and grabbed things that worked! The paper, ribbon & buttons are from a Scarlet Lime kit, butterfly stamp is from Unity Stamp Company, Jewels from K & Company, cardstock of course Bazzill. Great easy card with lots of color!
Well that about wraps it up for now! I hope to do some more yummy stuff this weekend and be able to share by early next week. Have a great Mother's day and we'll chat soon!!! TTFN!