Monday, March 31, 2014

Road Trip

Look at how fun this adorable image is from A Random Fan, it's called Travel Bug and you can find it HERE.  I've had this image colored up for awhile and the challenge over at A Random Fan is

I colored with copics, the Road Trip sign is a stamp from Imaginisce, the road lines and key are foam stickers from Thickers Subway Accents, the cloud paper is from My Minds Eye and the brown polka dot is Bo Bunny.  and then some yellow twine!

I just adore this image and it really speaks to my love of travel and my heart's desire to just get in the car and drive....and I guess since travel isn't really possible at the moment, I'll have to live vicariously through this little sweetie and her pup!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
A Random Fan-Trains, Planes and Automobiles        TOP 3
YNS-sketch   Guest Designer Spot

+Crafty Catz-Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs-Tic Tac Toe (Yellow Free Black

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Animal Antics-Open Minded Challege #7

Hi all, it's time for another challenge over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and our theme this challenge is
                         Animal Antics                                  

Here is my card, using Scribbles Designs Hedgehog.  I just love this little critter, so cute!  I made it into a girl by adding a flower to her, I colored with copics.  The vine is a cut file, the hello sunshine and don't worry. be happy stickers are from Simple Stories.

                        We have several sponsors, all of them offering up some fabulous prizes: 

Sassy Studios -Prize 4 images

Fantasy Art of Nikki Burnette- 5 images

Just Some Lines:  4 images

Scribbles Designs:  3 images

              So please come join our challenge and show off your projects featuring animals!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

#100happydays-Week 4 recap

Man, the weeks are just flying by, I can't believe we are almost at the end of March!  Time needs to slow down just a little...especially because I've got less than 2 months before my Ash graduates...I'm really not ready for that!

Here is a recap of my happy moments caught and recorded for the past week.

                                                                              Day 22:

This day, I was SO grateful for.  I got a phone call last Tuesday from a guy that is part of The Exchange Club and said that Ashlie was nominated as an Outstanding Student of the Month for March, and to please come to our award breakfast where she will get the award and a scholarship.  Amazing!!  We had no idea what kind of scholarship and was completely shocked when Dixie State awarded each of the kids selected to receive a One Year Paid Tutition!!!!  AWESOME!!  I felt a huge weight just lift  from my shoulders that I didn't know I was carrying...but trying to figure out how to pay for college is pretty dang stressful.  SO grateful!


                                                                                 Day 23:

I finally worked out.  I have been so lazy's terrible, but this day, I worked out hard, felt muscles that I didn't know existed and felt like I had accomplished something major for the day!  Now, I just need to do it more than once every 3 months!! ;)

                                                                             Day 24:
We had a BBQ at my parents house on this day, Ash and her friend and their dates were there for Preference and we planned to feed them, grilled up some burgers and hot dogs, made some salads, chips and drinks.  I took this pic of my parents backyard.  I pretty much grew up here and have a lot of great memories, my dad had just trimmed up the tree, but usually it is full and gives some awesome shade.  LOVE it!!


                                                                            Day 25:
My parents!  This day was their 46th wedding anniversary....HOLY COW, that's like ......FOREVER!  They are too cute and have been such a great example of what love and commitment looks like.  They are the most helpful and service minded people I know, they serve with love and compassion and they put each other first.  They are patient with each other and they say they are sorry if need be. They don't keep score or hold grudges, they just love and forgive and love some more.  Love you both! :)


                                                                              Day 26:
This day ended up being a Monday, I think Mondays will be Minion Day....they make me smile, pretty much no matter what, and that's a lot to be said of Mondays!!

                                                                           Day 27:
See above......these are a couple of my crazy friends.  I love them! They help keep sanity when it seems like insanity is going to win!  We laugh, we vent, we cry..(well, not really, but we do have some very serious conversations we almost cry), we go to lunch, we go on drink runs, we sometimes get together and make crafty things.  They definitely help my work days go by much faster, and are much more enjoyable!  Thanks girls! :D

                                                                             Day 28:
Going into Michael's for 1 copic marker with a coupon and finding some yummy goodies on a super good clearance deal!! Glitter and cheveron and gold....OH MY!!!   :)

 Well, there is this weeks recap...

I actually just sent all my days up until now to Walgreens for printing!  Now I get to put them in my PL or maybe I will get a smash book just for my #100happydays!! 

 Any suggestions?  Should I do PL, Smash them or                          do a mini album????   

                                                                  Thanks for any input!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Pretty Hair-PIO Challenge

                                              Our challenge for this week at Pile It On is
                              Pretty Hair
                                                and our sponsor is The Paper Nest Dolls

here is the card I made using the adorable Teddy Bear Emma.  I colored her with copics and did some funky pink tips!  I used lots of gems, prima flowers, pearls, ribbon, line stitching, buttons and some twine for a bow and knot.  I think she is adorable and looks like she is ready for a sleepover!   I hope you come join us for a fun challenge, come show us your projects with PRETTY HAIR!!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp-Sketch

+{PIN}spirational Challenge: Pic below

+Penny's Challenges: Buttons and bows TOP 3
+Fan-tastic Tuesday-Square card, anything goes
+Shopping Our Stash-Buttons and Bows
+Through the Craft Room Door-Anything Goes
+Tuesday Throwdown-Bingo/ bling, digi image, ribbon
+Color Me Creative-Show Some Skin
+Brown Sugar-Anything Goes
+Craftyhands Challenge-Buttons and Bows
+The Stamping Boutique-2 buttons, ribbon and a digi image- WON 2 images
+MilkCoffee Challenge-use at least 2 flowers
+The Paper Nest Dolls-Anything goes--TOP3

Thursday, March 20, 2014

#100happydays-week 3

                       Another week has flown by and I'm here with a recap of my happy moments.  :D

                                                                            Day 15
Steve and I at dinner with my parents at Texas Roadhouse.....can't beat a great dinner and  not cooking!

                                                                                Day 16            
       Winning a new adorable stamp set from an awesome company (SugarPea Designs) at their release party!!

Day 17
Books.......LOVE to read, have been spending alot of time lately in books and kindle, can't live without books!

Day 18
A gorgeous Sunday afternoon walk.  LOVE where I live! 

                                                                             Day 19
                                      This is me EVERY MONDAY!  Minions make me smile! ;)

Day 20
Ash's messy bed, I'm actually happy to see this mess, it means that she is home! She was gone for 10 days over spring break when her step-mom had a baby.

                                                                            Day 21
                                                    Guilty pleasure! Arrow...YES PLEASE!

There is week 3 down and done, it's been fun capturing little moments throughout the week that bring a smile to my face and a lift to my heart!  

Go and be HAPPY!! :D

Saturday, March 15, 2014

HB2U! Open-Minded Challenge, Use Some Buttons

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Open-Minded and this challenge is to


I used this darling image from QKR Stampede, (link below), to make this fun birthday card.  I went with a long and skinny card as I felt that was the perfect size for this image.  I colored with copics, used washi all along the edges, buttons, ribbons and lots of color!  Hope you like it, I already gave it to my daughter for her 18th birthday....I didn't want it leaving the house!  ;)

                                                       Our sponsors for this challenge are:

                                                                  Gerdas Doodles-3 images

                                                                 Oak Pond Creations-3 images

QKR Stampede-5 images

Digi Darla Designs -5 images

                                           I hope you will come join us for a fun new challenge!!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Seize the Birthday-no toppings, Anything Goes
+MarkerPop-Add some green
+A Random Fan-Birthday
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge-Birthday
+QKR Stampede=Anything Goes
+Crafty Creations-Happy Birthday
+Craftin Desert Diva's-Birthday

Thursday, March 13, 2014

#100HappyDays-Week 2 recap


So, if you caught my first post regarding the 100 Happy Days challenge, you'll know that I'm mainly doing the challenge on instagram, but am also doing a weekly recap here on my blog.   So for week 2, here are my happy moments.

                                                                              Day 8:
Fresh flowers in the house for the past couple weeks with Ashlie's senior night for basketball and her 18th birthday.  Gorgeous!!

                                                                                 Day 9:
A phone call from this kid! This pic is really old, he was still in high school and is now almost 23....I SO need a new and better pic!  I love phone calls from my son, when he calls, I know that he wants to talk and check in.  He has been in the Police Academy for the past 3+ weeks, so hearing from him and hearing how things are going made my happy moment for this day!   Love you J!

                                                                                  Day 10:
Woke up to see that my card featuring Some Odd Girl-Rainy Day Mae had been featured on the Some Odd Girl FB page as their first Super Star Saturday! Holy Moly....that put a huge smile on my face!


                                                                             Day 11:
                           Pancakes for dinner....YES please, and with fresh blueberries....YUMMY!!
Day 12:
Grumpy Cat! Is there anything else to say?   Grumpy keeps me company all day while sitting for hours on end at my desk.  I can relate to the grumpiness at times, I think that is why my friend gave Grumpy to me for my birthday.....hmmmmmm.   ;)
Day 13:
Lotion!!!  I can NEVER have TOO much lotion.  I am kind of a freak, and can't stand to have dry hands and especially after washing my hands....I have to put lotion on.  Touching paper without putting lotion on after washing my hands almost makes me cringe and shudder.....I know, weird..right??  
Day 14:
Ok...yesterday, I was strugglin.  I mean I was grumpier that Grumpy Cat up there and I was in a foul mood, my husband called me and said that our computer wasn't running, the internet at home was down, NOTHING was working.  Well, I need my computer. I mean, it's certainly not life or death, put damnit, it's pretty close.  I've got blogs to hop, FB to check, digi's to print out, a class  and assignments to work's kind of important, and I don't have the $$$$ right now for a new PC.  So, thankfully, my patient hubster sat and fiddled with it (neither one of us know a lot about computer maintenance) but he plugged along, did some defragging, rebooting and whatever else he did, while I stayed in the living room reading a book and staying to myself.  Believe me, when I'm in that foul of a mood, I'm better of in solitary confinement.  I'm not proud ....just keepin it real!   Eventually, whatever he did worked and we now are still up and running...and now have to start saving up for a new one, cuz I'm not sure how much longer this one will last...and I do not want CRASHING going on and losing stuff.  So backing up all my info today and then the saving will begin. 
And that my bloggy friends, ends week 2.  If you want to join in the challenge, I found the info HERE

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Pile It On #10

Hi everyone, today starts my term as a new design team member with Pile It On Challenges!  I'm super excited and hope to get to know my new teamies and new challenge participants reall soon!  This weeks challenge is

                                                                   Easter Joys

           Our sponsor is Pink Gem Designs, they have a lot of super cute images, please go check them out!      

I got to use this darling image, which I paper pieced the chicks and colored the eggshell and flowers with copics, I added a sun and clouds which were die cuts and hand cut, a congrats rub on and blue stripped pattern paper.   My daughter's dad and step-mom are expecting a baby...pretty much any day now and I thought this would be a cute card for her to give to them!

Please hop over to Pile It On, enter our challenge and check out all the other inspiration from my DT sisters!

Here are the challenges I would like to enter:

+Crafty Catz: Paper Piecing
+Jellypark Challenges: Things with Wings
+Sister Act Card Challenge-ATG
+Crafty Girls Challenge-ATG
+Crafting for all Seasons-Spring into Spring
+Oldie But a Goodie-Spring Use something 6 months old (cloud die cuts, congrats rub-on, blue pattern paper, green border die)
+Created With Love challenges-Spring
+Melonheadz Friends-Use bright colors
+My Craft Creations-ATG

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hello Friend

Isn't this little pig just the cutest!!  He was a freebie from participating in a progressive challenge over at From The Heart , I also used this weeks sketch over at From the Heart  for the design.

I colored with copics, used some paper from my stash, a few clouds from stamps that I cut out, did some stitching and line work and done!! 


I would like to also enter the following challenges:
From the Heart-Monthly Progressive Freebie image
From the Heart-Weekly Sketch (above)   TOP 3
Your Next Stamp- Picture inspiration -colors

Thursday, March 6, 2014

100 Happy Days-Week 1

So I found this challenge on FB, checked it out and thought I'd do it.  It's not that hard, it  is a challenge to help find something each day that makes you happy.  It's a great way to look for the little daily things that put a smile on your face.  I'm doing it daily on Instagram but thought I'd blog once a week with a recap.

Day 1 started with my daughter's 18th birthday, yeah....I'm freakin out about that one.  Can't believe my baby is 18!!!    This pic isn't on her birthday, but it's a cute one that shows her personality!

          Day 2:  5:00 on a's quittin time and that can't come fast enough!  Let the weekend begin!! 

Day 3:  Love Potion 31 from Baskin is DIVINE!!  My hubby and I got some ice cream and sat up on the Dixie hill overlooking the town, a totally perfect moment!

Day 4:  New copics.....markers just make me happy, so they will always put a smile on my face!!  

Day 5:  Happy Mail!!!  I won blog candy on Tracy's Treasure blog and it came in the getting wonderful little surprises like this!!  

Day 6:  This always makes me happy....I have a 25+ year addiction to this stuff and I really wish I could quit...but honestly, part of me just doesn't want to.  DIET are my happy!! :)

Day 7:  Me and the hubster....we celebrated 3 years of marriage.  I know this pic is really pretty crappy, but ya know how sometimes you're the last picture to think of taking....yeah, well, that was us!  Sometimes we're kinda lame...but I love us!!  We had dinner at Olive Garden with family and some of them got better yay them!  This was us at the end of the day...we had been out and about ALL DAY and were pretty tired and ready to be home. 

So, my first week of 100 Happy Days started with a birthday and ended with an anniversary....that's a pretty good week if ya ask me!!    

Now GO and be HAPPY!!  :D