Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring

I participate in the progressive image challenge over at From the Heart, and this is the image for April, I love the quote, it can relate to the actual winter/spring or can relate to trials and challenges and knowing that they won't last forever, there is a time and season for everything. I find it comforting either way! 


I colored with copics, added a touch of stickles on the flowers and then water colored the background.  I really like how it turned out!! I used a very dark purple background paper (looks black in pic) yellow pattern paper and a hot pink strip, some lace and a brad.

I think it turned out and looks really happy!  So to all of my bloggy friends that are still in the middle of winter weather....this too shall pass and soon spring will show it's lovely face.  For me in my area, we are enjoying spring and for us spring is a little short as we hit really high temps for most of the late spring into early fall... for now, I'm just enjoying the little bit cooler temps and hope they stick around for awhile longer!

Hope you all have a happy week!!  :)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
From the Heart-Monthly image progressive challenge
The Pink Elephant-water color- background is done with watercolor
MarkerPop-Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards-Spring
Polkadoodle-Spring
Fab n Funky-Flower Power
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party- Picture inspiration


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pile It On- Challenge

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Pile It On and the theme is:

No Design paper or make your own

Our sponsor this challenge is a Day for Daisies and I got to use this gorgeous image called Water Talk.  I totally went with a completely different color combination here and well.......I'm not sure it works, but it's unusual and I stuck with it.  I colored with copics, and used gelatos with water for the watercolor effect in the background of the stamp, put a bunch of primas, enamel dots, sequins, some ink, a doily and some lace ribbon, made my own banner and the happy birthday is a rub-on.


Tell me what ya think of the colors.....do they work?  Yay....Nay?? I'm still undecided, but I really love the image and wanted something a little different!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Savvy Handmade Cards-Make Believe or Mystical
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges-Use a stamp/digi image

Thursday, April 17, 2014

#100happydays week 7

Time....it flies by, whether we are having fun or not!! ;)   This little experiment in finding the smaller- day to day moments, things, experiences, exchanges....whatever it is that has brought a smile to my face, a lift to my heart, comfort to my soul or a laugh out loud gut busting funny....has been a happy journey all on it's own.

I sometimes find myself at the end of the day with no pic of my happy moment and it makes me stop and think back upon my day.  Sometimes, the day was just pure crap and then I have my "go-to" things that without fail at least bring me a smile.

Here are my week 7 Happy Moments

                                                                           Day 43
This has become one of my new fav shows.  I am fascinated with anything medevil, Renaissance, Kings-Queens, court intrigue,  I love anything King Arthur, Merlin, Lord of the Rings...anything that comes close to that genre..I love!! I totally look forward to Thursday nights on the CW!!
                   
                                                                             Day 44
Do I really need to say anything else??????  This is the yummiest french toast EVER, if you have a KNEADERS near you....drop everything and go get some french toast.  You will thank me, I promise!!!  :D  It is big, thick, huge slices of cinnamon swirl bread all french toasted up and with strawberries and cream and then this delicious caramel type sauce...  absolutely divine!!

Day 45
Have I mentioned that I love to color, and that copics make me happy?  Well, they do! Copics make me happy and coloring is my therapy.  Plus it doesn't hurt when you have adorable little images to work on!  Mermaid is from A Random Fan!

Day 46
Such a powerful image, this just stirs my heart and soul.  I don't even really have the words to describe the emotions that this brings other than deep gratitude for my Savior Jesus Christ. I know He loves me, He died for me, and He atoned for my sins.  (and for all mankind)   I am grateful and full of love for Him, and hope that I can try to be more like Him each day.
                   
                                                                                 Day 47
Must have been a Monday!!  HA!!  Minions happen to be one of my "go to" things for a quick smile or laugh...I mean, they are just too stinkin funny!

Day 48
Comfort...that is what this blanket represents.  It is my husbands, I pretty much took it over  3 years ago soon after we got married.  It's the perfect size, kind of a lap blanket, but I use it to tuck myself in at night...I know that sounds weird...but I have to have blankets tucked up right under my chin and I don't really want the sheets, blanket and comforter, so this one little blanket works perfectly!

Day 49
This is another happy moment, when a cute image comes together to make a cute card!  It's just something that I have to do...create, it's like breathing or reading a book....can't live without it!!  

Well, week 7 done.....I'm interested to see what week 8 brings!!   If you want to start your own 100happydays challenge, start now and GO...Be Happy!! :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hello Friend


Hello, I'm here with a card using this cutie little mermaid and sketch from A Random Fan, she is just adorable!  I colored her with copics, cut out the tree from Miss Kates Cuttables and the sand dollar is from SVG Cuts, I had the sand sticker from a set, I can't remember what brand it comes from, but it sure worked out perfectly!


I would like to enter these challenges:
A Random Fan-sketch  Won
Craftin Desert Diva's-photo inspiration-colors, use at least one

Catered Crop-Add some green
MarkerPop-ATG
Make My Monday-Mythical
SweetPea Stampers-Mermaid



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sending Sunshine & Happiness

Theme:
Easter or Pastel Colors
My card featuring Butterfly Bear is from one of our sponsors 2 Cute Ink, 
I colored with copics, used a little ink around the edges, used several scraps of pattern paper, twine and a banner that I hand cut, gem in the middle of her hair bow and sticker letters and sentiment to finish it off.




Sponsors:  Please go visit our sponsors and thank them for their generosity, we couldn't offer up such amazing prizes without them!

Meljen's 4 images



Doctor Digi : 2 images
Doctor Digi

Scrapper's Delight : 3 images



2 Cute Ink :2 images




I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Random Fan-Pastel Colors
+MarkerPop-Spring
+{PIN}spirational Challenge- Photo

+Divas by Design-Spring/Easter
+4 Krafty Girls-ATG
+Moving Along With the Times-Spring/Easter
+Crafty Catz-Animal






Thursday, April 10, 2014

#100happydays week 6

I can't believe it's already been six weeks since I started with this little challenge of #100happydays.  I found the challenge on FB and it's to document 1 moment each day that makes you happy.  It's been fun and has made me more aware of the happy moments throughout the day.

                                                       Here are my moments for week 6
                                   
                                                                            Day 36
My niece and my daughter, this was a really mellow picture of the two of them....they had been completely goofy all day and I've got the selfies on my phone to prove it!!  I thought I'd stick with a more flattering picture of them!

Day 37

Me and my seester...that's what I call her ..seester.  We live about 6 hours away from each other and don't get to spend near enough time together.  It's always a treasure when I can grab her and spend some one on one time.  


Day 38

Tai Pan........I love pretty things!! Enough said! 


                                                                              Day 39

Twice a year The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has General Conference where we listen to uplifting and inspirational messages from our Prophet and other leaders of our church.  I love conference, not only for the spiritual uplift, but also because I can stay in my pj's and not put on makeup!!!
                                             
                                                                   
                                                                            Day 40

I've just decided that Mondays are for Minions.....they make me smile..and honestly.....this is how I feel on Mondays, so I thought it was appropriate!

                                                                               Day 41
If I could eat these all day, every day.....I would!  I've been known to buy several bags at once, but I tell ya...my butt sure isn't happy with my chocolate addiction...  UGH

                                                                           Day 42

Awwwww, bittersweet.  Made up my daughters grad announcements, am so proud, but she is my baby and she will be graduating, which is just a reminder that she is no longer a little girl.  At least she is staying local for college, I'll keep her as long as I can!!   :)

So there is week 6 done!  Now go......be happy!! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pile It On Challenge #14

       Happy Sunday to ya, we have another challenge up over at Pile It On and our theme is
                                                              FEMININE


I got to use the gorgeous image called GirlFlowerButterly,from AuroraWings she was so fun to color up and she really made me go out of my norm for my card style this challenge.  I really love how she turned out.  I used a cut from Lacy Labels cricut cartridge for my card base, used a doily, some textured ribbon, lots of flowers and I sprayed a light layer of glitter on the doily.  I also used a couple wood veneer shapes, rubbed glitter on them and colored with copics.  Sorry for the little glare on the photo...

 Hope you like her and will join our challenge at Pile It On. We would love to see all your wonderful creations.




Theme : Feminine

Prize : $10 to the etsy store
Sponsor:













I would like to enter the following challenges:
Fairies Challenge-Shabby or Vintage
4Krafty Girls-Anything Goes
+Art Impression Stamps-Getting Girly
+Paper Crafting Journey-Anything Goes
+Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
+Through the Craftroom Door-Anything Goes
AuroraWings Challenge-Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas-ATG
+Craft Your Passion-Shaped card
+Color Me Creative- Sparkle It (glitter on wood veneer, glitter on flowers)
+A Creative Romance-Spring Flowers
+Crafty Hands Challenge-Shabby Chic
+Catch the bug-Anything Goes
+Catered Crop-Put a Bird On it



Thursday, April 3, 2014

#100happydays Week 5 recap

This week was a little weird...a couple days I put something on as my happy moment which normally really never makes me happy, but they made it anyway.  I will explain with the pics.

                                                                            Day 29
Don't ask!!!  I'm a total dork...I own it and wear it without shame!  ;)   I actually was very happy and pleasantly surprised when my bestie from AZ called me up at work to chat for a few.  We chat on a regular basis, but it's usually through text or FB, so thanks Steph, for a happy moment and it was great to hear your voice!! :D

                                                                       Day 30
The quote pretty much says it all. Coloring and creating are therapy for me, there is just something about making things pretty or creating something out of almost anything.  Granted, I can't draw worth beans, but I sure do love coloring.   These images are from a color along I was doing with Alyce from Kit and Clowder (her button is on my sidebar if you want to check out her site), she is an amazing colorist and I've been taking a class from her. These images are all my attempts to get a coloring done that I am actually happy with.  Alyce says "practice, practice, practice" so that's what I've been doing!!

                                                                         Day 31
This is one of the weird ones I was talking about. People that know me, know that I am not an up close and personal animal lover. I love them from a distance, I find them so cute and enjoy watching them, looking at fun pics and other things and there are a very few dogs that I actually will let up on my lap and snuggle with, but for the most part........NO!  I don't like to be jumped on, licked and drooled on, I don't like animal hair, or having to clean up after them.   These two..........Harley and Gunner are my sisters dogs, she is in town with her family, her two dogs and her three cats.  Gunner, honestly looks like ALF and when I was taking pics, it just looks like he's smiling for the camera....made me laugh and definitely put a smile on my face.

Day 32
Went on a Sunday drive on a new road that connects our town to Sand Hollow Lake and Rec area, the drive was really pretty and seriously the new road cuts off about 20 minutes of drive time to reach the lake.  It was a gorgeous day, some darker clouds and I LOVE cloudy days, we saw this little historic house and enjoyed visiting and enjoyed the view.  I decided we need to take more Sunday drives and enjoy our area a little more!

Day 33
Ok...this day really was a weird one.  I ended up taking the day off work to spend with my sister, but then her husband wanted her to go to the lake with him and the kids...blah, blah, so she was going to try to hurry, put an appearance in, ride on the 4 wheeler and then get back to town so we could  hang, relax and visit....didn't happen and I didn't want to waste my day, nor did I want to go into work when I had already taken the day....so for the first time....I went to the movie BY MYSELF!  I've almost decided that is the BEST way to go to the movie.....on a Monday, in the middle of the afternoon, only 3 people in the theatre....YES PLEASE!  I really enjoyed myself.  And for any Veronica Mars fans.....the movie was a long time coming!  :D
                                                           
                                                                              Day 34
Didn't have any thing that day that really popped as a happy moment, until I saw that Ash had taken a bunch of selfies on my phone!  Well, dear sweet girl, this is what happens when you do that.....you get put on my blog with your bugged out eyes and your open-mouthed sneer!  Love this funny, goofty, sweet girl.  She makes me happy and makes me laugh.


Day 35
Another unusual one for me.  I was trying to get my sisters cats to play.  This sweetie is Peekaboo, she wasn't in a very playful mood, but she did get friendlier and let me pet her before she got spooked and hid under the bed.   I always figured if I were an animal I would be a cat.  They come to you when THEY want attention and otherwise, they want to be left alone.......I'm kinda like that!  And they nap...alot, I don't nap alot, but I'd like to be able to nap whenever I felt like it, I'd find a nice sunny spot on the floor, stretch out and sleep, and if someone tried to wake me up, I'd scratch the crap out of em!

 Well, another week down.  I'm finding it fun to find the little happy moments throughout the day.  Some days it's more of a challenge, but most days I can find something pretty easy, and I'm finding that I'm a little happier by looking for things to be happy about!

Hope you all have a happy week!! :)