Thursday, May 29, 2014

#100happydays week 13

Pics from week 13

My baby girl graduating from high school.  I'm so proud of her, and it is so neat that she graduated from the same high school that I did!!  Class of 2014!!  


                                                                        Day 86
Made this cute banner and frames for Ash and Kaela's graduation party.  I love how they turned out, they look so good in person!

                                                                    Day 87
The next book in the series, compliments of my Ash and a gift card to Barnes and Noble!! :D

Day 88
This girl....she always makes me happy!  I just love her!

Day 89
A Monday, but a good one since it was Memorial Day and I had the day off, I was alone as Ash was in Vegas and my husband was working out of town.  I read, colored and made a card, watched 24 and listened to Pandora.....actually it was a perfect day! 

Day 90
A very messy bed, but seriously, going to bed was the best moment of this crazy day.  Yes, I sleep with a fan and I have to sleep with a pillow under my knee to relieve pressure from my back and hips.

                                                                   Day 91
Ash texted me this pic from when she was a few months old, it totally took me back to that time and remembering what a sweet baby she was.

That's it for week 13, only 9 more days of my challenge.......I love looking back at the little things throughout the day that brought a smile, laugh or made me happy!  

Friends, flowers and a cute fence!

Woah.... I really needed to crop this pic...but was in a hurry, oops!  I just love this little image, I say that about most images...but it's true and I can just appreciate others artistic talents. My drawing skills are as good as a stick lyin'!!  

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Simon Says Stamp/Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes
From the Heart Stamps-Monthly image
+Sketch Saturday

Paper Minutes-Animals
+Paper Makeup Stamps-Flowers
+Dragonfly Dreams-Garden

Monday, May 26, 2014

Phone Call

I used this cute Chi Chi Memories  image called Girl's Talk and the sketch from My Favorite Things to make this little card.

I flipped the sketch and then also used the colors from My Favorite Things color challenge.

The chevron in the background is a stamp from Heidi Swapp and I just inked it with white ink, then followed the sketch using papers from my stash and prima flower, some twine, the cute heart speech bubble and punches for the circles.  I kept it pretty clean and had a hard time not inking up all the edges.....I almost can't stand to leave things clean, but I think it's cute and the image is totally darling!

I would like to enter the following challenges
+The Crazy Challenge-Bingo-punch (circles) flower and digi

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Congratulations to my Graduate!

 I know I already posted a little blurb about my daughter graduating, but I wanted to share the card I made for her.  I found this Saturated Canary image that was perfect and totally reminds me of my Ash.

I used papers that were specific to our high school, the banner is handmade, I used primas, black gems, and a black swirl. I used gel medium to seal the image and then watercolored the image, wrote with a brush marker the sentiment and used black enamel accents to add dots.




I would like to enter the following challenges:
+My Craft Spot-Congrats/Grad  Top 3
+The Pink Elephant-Graduation
+Kitty Bee Designs-Graduation/congrats
+Penny's Paper Crafting Challenge-spots/stripes
Kit N Clowder-May Challenge/flowers

Happy Birthday Fairy Style

We are up with a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and our theme is 

Fantasy or Fairy Tale

I got to play with this awesome image from A Time for Tea called Butterfly Fairy and Toadstool
I colored her with copics and sponged the background with cat's eye chalk ink in Azurite.  I used this sketch from Your Next Stamp and flipped it. added some butterflies and gems and a handmade banner. 

We have some awesome sponsors and great prizes, check it out, once you see how great these prizes are, you'll definitely want to enter the challenge! ;)

Digital Delights- $5.00 GC

Sassy Studio Designs- 4 images

Drawn With Character- 3 images

Eureka Stamps- 5 images

Time for Tea Designs- 5 images

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp-sketch
+MarkerPop-Anything Goes
+A Random Fan-ATG
+Crafting For All Seasons-Things with Wings
Just Be Creative Crazy-may Linky Party ATG
+Deep Ocean Challenge-Wings
Just Inspirational Challenge-Birthday
+Sweet Pea Stampers-Things With Wings

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Happy Graduation......a bittersweet moment

Today my baby girl graduated high school.  I have mixed emotions and have a jumble of thoughts running through my head......I mean, this is my baby and now she is an adult and out of school and I am unofficially an empty nester.  I say unofficially because at least for college she is staying local and still living at home, so yay for that.

I am super proud of her and am a happy mama, she graduated from the same high school I did, which is really cool and several of my classmates had graduating students as was like a mini class reunion!!

Aww.....sniff, this girl so much and honestly, she is an amazing girl, I am honored to be her mother!

#100happydays week 12 recap

Week 12 done and here is the recap!

Day 78 
A picture of my happy space, it's messy, but it's where I can create and creating is a must!!

                                                                          Day 79
 Once again, a FB friend posted a pic that made me smile and brought back some really good memories, Bon Jovi was one of my first concerts, back in the 80's with the big hair, they played in Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Center with Cinderella.  I've seen them 3 times and they ROCK every time!

                                                                       Day 80
               New fun pattern papers from Amy Tangerine and Maggie Holmes, love the paper and happy that they were on a super good sale!

                                                                             Day 81
Ashlie graduates from seminary. Seminary is a 4 year religious program through our church where they learn and study from the scriptures.  Way to go Ash!

                                                                               Day 82

Minion Monday, had to find me a minion that made me smile and I love me some Wolverine, so this one did the trick!

                                                                             Day 83
Was looking through my art journal and found a page that made me smile and makes me want to get back to playing with paint and gettin messy!

                                                                              Day 84
                                    Tropical Smoothie run with my favorite girl.........yummy!

That's it for week 12.....another couple weeks and I will hit 100 days!! Yay.........go and be happy!! :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Celebrating Love

Happy Sunday everyone, I'd like to invite you to head over to Pile It On where we have a new challenge, our theme is 

Shabby Chic

I have to admit, this style is a little hard for me and I'm not sure I pulled it off too well, but I really love the image and hope I did it some justice!  

Our sponsor for this challenge is Paper Sweeties and the prize is a $20 GC!

This is my card, I chose the Wedding stamp set and I love this image!   I used a cricut cut from Lacy Label cartridge and then embellished with gold sequins, hearts and flowers.   Hope you like it!! :)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+SweetPea Stampers-Use Kraft
+ABC Challenge- (L) lots of layers
Just Be Creative Crazy-Linky Party ATG

Thursday, May 15, 2014

#100happydays Week 11

                                Here is a recap of week 11 of my 100happydays challenge!

                                                                              Day 71
        Someone posted this on FB and when I saw it I totally LOL!!  It is so beyond awesome!!  LOVE IT!

                                                                           Day 72
 A trip to the mall and Barnes & Noble, I LOVE books and love to read. I could sit and fondle the books all day!  I would be so happy to read all day everyday, there are so many books and not enough time!  I love reading so much that I once read 7 books in a week and two in one day!

Day 73
Had to make a cute container for my DIY laundry soap, I like how it turned out!!

                                                                                 Day 74
This was mother's day and had to have a pic of my mom, myself and my daughter.  Love them!!
                                                                           Day 75
               Minion Monday, I found this and thought it was perfect since it was 10:30 at night and I was crawling into bed, which after a long day really makes me happy!

                                                                              Day 76
                    This was in the package that I received from winning a blog hop prize! SO FUN!!

                                                                            Day 77
 I came home to a clean bathroom and the dishes done thanks to this sweet girl, definitely a happy moment.

Well, that's it for week 11!  Hope you all have a great rest of your week......go and be happy!!! :D

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dream Big

Hi bloggy friends, I'd like to invite you to join our new challenge that is up over at
Open Minded Crafting Fun, the theme is 

Use Ribbon

that is a nice easy challenge, so make up a card, tag, art journal page or any creation and come join us.  We have some awesome sponsors and some amazing prizes.  You will find that information below.  

I wanted to tell ya a little about my card that I made using A Random Fan's Moonlight Dream image.  I colored her with copics and paper pieced the moon and star. I added the ribbon at the bottom and did a little bow,  and then ran out of that ribbon so I couldn't do tails for the bow, which makes it kinda hard to see. I added a couple layers of paper for matting and some gems and sequins.  I hand stamped the "dream big" sentiment and pierced around the edge of the white panel for more interest.  I hope you like it and will come share your projects with us! 


Dilly Beans- 3 images

Doodle Pantry- $10 Gift Certificate

A Random Fan- 3 images

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Just B Creative Crazy-Linky party ATG
+QKR Stampede-Anything goes with a twist -gems or rhinestones
+Creative Knockouts-Ribbons and Bows
+Tuesday Throwdown-Special Lady
Pumpkin Spice-About a Girl

Thursday, May 8, 2014

#100happydays week 10

Week 10, seriously I can't tell where the time has gone.  They say time goes faster the older you get and I'm starting to believe it!

Here are my moments for week 10 that made me happy, brought a smile to my face, made me laugh or just something I was really grateful for.

                                                                     Day 64
PSYCH!  I just love Shawn and Gus,  I haven't found a tv duo as funny as them for a really long time. I have only watched Psych on netflix and on day 64 got an email saying that season 7 was now available!  YAY!!

                                                                              Day 65
This man, makes me happy.....he drives me nuts, crazy and a little insane, but  I love him and am happy he's mine.  He's been working and staying out of town so it's nice to have him home on the weekend.  This is an older photo of us, but I didn't snap one of him on this day.

                                                                             Day 66
Homemade brownies using my Grandma Jones recipe.  YUMMY, I layered with marshmallows broiled them and then slathered with frosting.  SO GOOD!!

                                                                         Day 67
OH.MY.GOSH!! I was so excited to see this!  I won a $75 prize pack from Faber Castell!! I get to play with gel medium, gesso, chalkboard paint and gelatos! I've been wanting to get more into art journaling and this will be perfect!!

                                                                          Day 68
            Sweet Pork Nachos from Costa Vida....yes please!!!   Not cooking dinner.....yes please!!!

                                                                             Day 69
I did not know they were doing another season/mini season, whatever they are doing of to find this on hulu, made my night!! I love me some Jack!!

                                                                        Day 70
  So yesterday and the past week or so the weather here has been a lot windy and a little cooler and yesterday we got rain and dark clouds.  A dark rainy day is my favorite kind...probably because we mostly have hot and sunny!  I sat on my front porch this night and just enjoyed the evening and the clouds, it was nice and quiet and peaceful!

There is week 10!! I have to say that some days it's hard for me to think and take a pic of something that gives me a happy moment, even though I have them throughout the day, it's just remembering to photograph and document them. This has been a fun little experiment and I do find myself being happier and more grateful! So, so far the experiment is working!!  :)   
Go and be happy! :D