Sunday, September 25, 2011

Card Challenge

I made this birthday card for the following challenges.   Birthday Sundaes and Cupcake Inspirations 
The cupcake was cut using my cricut and the Home Decor cartridge for the cupcake.  The small letters are Cosmo Cricket tiny type in blue and pink.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Something Wicked This Way Comes!

I made this card, it's just simple, but I think it's kinda cute. I love the little frankenstein guy, he was a stamp I picked up at the dollar bin along with the sentiment stamp. I stamped him a few times and tried a few different color combinations, I liked the purple and green alot.  I embossed the sentiment and colored it with my copics.
I used doodlebug pattern paper, EK notebook border punch, twine, flower, button, ribbon and spattered the background with black acrylic paint watering down. I just used an old toothbrush.  I think I'll make a couple more cards like this but with the different colors!

I'm entering the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges -Halloween
Glitter Geeks-

Friday, September 23, 2011

When did this happen???

At the DMV, getting her learner's permit to drive!  Holy cow, I knew this day was coming, but certainly wasn't ready for it.  It's such a milestone and another step to growing up and finding some independence.  She was so excited and I do have to say that she did a pretty good job at driving home.  I know that every time we get into the car from now on, she's gonna wanna be sitting behind the wheel.  I definitely have mixed feelings about this, but it's life, and part of life is growing up!'s been awhile

since I've done anything. I've been stressed out the WAH-ZOOOOO, I've been just surviving the day and getting by.  I'm done with that.  Life is too short to be stressed over things I don't have any control over.  I've felt a slap in the face and it's been a wake up call.  I need to focus on the things in life that I actually do have control over and basically that just means me.

I have control over me, that's it.  I don't have control over anything or anyone else.  So, if I complain about something that I have control over, but I'm not doing a dang thing about...then that is MY BAD.  I can't change the economy, or get my husband a steady, higher paying job, I can't make my kids do all the right things and make all the right choices, they need to learn some things out for themselves, and I can't change things that have happened in the past, even if that past was just recently. I can't magically make the 20 lbs that I lost and regained disappear without some good old fashioned hard work and self control.

I can only change myself, my attitude, my outlook and my actions.  I struggle with being positive, not that I'm negative, however, I tend to stay right in the middle. I tend to just look at things the way they are and that is that.  I'd like to think that I dwell above that line for most of the part, I just don't get too overly excited about things or too overly down about things.  I do however, STRESS.  And I'll just end up making myself sick and tired and my stressing isn't going to change the situation either way.  My attitude though, might just change everything.  At least change my perspective and my outlook and give me the strength to not just survive the day, but LIVE it!

I hope all of you LIVE.  Live today like it's on purpose, enjoy the day...even if it's not the best one.  LIVE....... don't just survive. The day is going to happen regardless of anything else, how we choose to see it and spend the time we have will determine if we are LIVING or surviving.  

Hmmm....I wonder if LIVE should have been my one little word!!!  ;)

Happy Friday!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Ashlie and Kaela have been friends since they were about 3 years old. Kaela's family lived right next to my mom and dad, and when we would come up from Vegas for a visit, we would get the girls together to play. Well, when we moved back to Utah a few years later they continued their friendship and  they've stayed friends even though they've had a few ups and downs.  I have several pictures of them together and pics of them every year on the first day of school.  It's great to have a someone that you've been friends with for a long time and can be yourself with.  These two girls had a sleep over when these pictures were taken and were totally goofy and having a blast.   I hope they continue to stay friends for the rest of their lives and value the friendship they have.

This layout was a Friday Photoshop lesson from Jessica Sprague.  

Hope you all have a happy Labor Day weekend!!!