Saturday, May 31, 2014

Every day is kids day...

I just realized I had not posted my cards I made for Mother's Day.  Sheesh! It's amazing I managed to get anything done this month!  I really wanted to get this one posted because after June 1st, this stamp will no longer be available.  It is in the Celebrate the Everyday catalog and I fell in love with it the first time I saw it.  The sentiment, while absolutely wonderful, can easily be changed by adding a new one using the decorative label punch.  Beautiful and versatile!!

My post title probably doesn't make a lot of sense at a glance, but it comes from a family discussion that occurs every year on Mother's Day.  I come from an amazing, large family and we are still very close, even though we are all very busy with our own families.  We still manage to get together for special occasions like Mother's Day.  The guys do all of the grilling and the moms get to go through the food line first.  This usually starts the discussion from the guys.  "Hey, we cooked the food; we should go first." followed by "When it's Father's Day, you can be first, today is OUR day!".  Then the kids chime in "We NEVER get to go first... When is Kids Day?!" to which the response is always in unison "EVERY DAY is kids day!"

It is all good natured fun and we all have a great time teasing each other.  I am so blessed to have a wonderful mom who is such an awesome role model, and two fabulous sisters who mean the world to me.  I would not be nearly as independent if not for their examples of strength.  Mix in the mother-in-law and all of my sister-in-laws and I am surrounded by amazing women!  I hope my girls will learn from the women in their lives and turn out to be strong, amazing women too.  They are already well on their way!!!

There won't be much time for crafting this weekend, but I am hoping to get some scrapbooking done.  Haven't made a page in quite some time and I'm hoping my mojo hasn't packed up and moved out!  Wish me luck!  I hope you have a marvelous weekend and find some time to be creative!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Card Recipe:  Stamp-People Like You, Ink-rose red, lucky limeade, baked brown sugar, Paper-whisper white, floral district dsp, lucky limeade

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WAHOO! It's summer!!

I am so glad you stopped in today! I am officially on summer break and can not wait to get in some late night crafting!  Of course, morning and middle of the day crafting is good too!  I managed to find my table after a little cleaning yesterday and couldn't resist going there with my morning coffee this morning.  I had a Paper Pumpkin kit on my shelf that was waiting to be put together for quite some time.  I thought the WAHOO stamp was so fun and perfect for a graduation card I will be needing. **Confession time-I made 3 graduation cards earlier but completely forgot to take pictures before giving them away.  They were pretty cute too...**  The kit came with supplies to make four cards, but I didn't need four graduation cards so I changed the 'you did it' to 'happy birthday'.  I can always use more of those!

After I finished the cards, I was thinking how perfect the cheer was for scrapbook pages of the girls' sports.  So I'm sure you will be seeing more of 'wahoo' in the future!  

Speaking of sports, both girls are finished with school sponsored sports for the summer.  DD#1's softball team made it to the second round of Sectional before being defeated 1-0.  They are a very young team (only 1 senior), and we were very proud of their efforts.  DD#2, our tennis pro in training, completed her first year with only two losses.  She played doubles this year, but has been approached about playing singles next year.  I see a lot of summer days at the courts for us...

My summer taxi service hasn't completely shut down; DD#2 is playing softball for the community recreation league, and DD#1 is still taking voice lessons.  But it is much easier to only have two things to worry about instead of school, softball, tennis, choir, voice lessons, etc...

Well, it is almost time for a ballgame so I will sign off for now and be back soon with more paper goodies to share with you!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Anything But a Card Challenge 35-Live Simply

Hello! I am so glad you stopped by!  We are in week three of the challenge at Anything But a Card and it is my turn to share!  We are changing things up a bit with a color challenge this month!

The current Challenge... Anything But a Card Challenge #35 - "Color Challenge"!! Last month was and open theme so this go round we are giving you a gorgeous color palette for your inspiration. Feel free to use one {and go monochromatic}, two or ALL of these colors to create whatever your muse desires... as long as it's anything but a card!

I decided to try using as many colors as I could and ended up with five out of the six offered!  While I loved the subtle shading in the inspiration photo, I ended up with a less 'blended' project.  My quotes journal received a new page and I had a great time playing with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to create a random background for my dahlia. I thought the three peachy shades worked pretty well for my flower.

I hope you will make the time to play with these colors and link up with us!  We would love to see how you were inspired!

I am preparing for my final week of school and can not wait to stay up late being crafty, without worrying about having to go to work the next morning!  I have some new stamping and coloring supplies that are begging to be used!

Have a wonderful week and I hope you find lots of time to play and be crafty!

Project Recipe: Stamp Sets-gorgeous grunge, trust God, regarding dahlias, Ink-midnight muse, wisteria wonder, crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral, blushing bride, pastels

Friday, May 9, 2014

Umm... Happy Easter??

As most of you know, things have been quite hectic in my household lately and I've not been able to do a lot of crafting or blogging.  I also just realized that I never did post the other cards I made at the crop I attended last month.  This wouldn't be such an obvious oversight except one of the cards is an Easter card... So here is my Easter card for this year!

I also made a few sympathy cards because I like to have these on hand.  I really have a hard time making them when the need arises.

I am so glad I got the Blessed Easter stamp!  The tulip image is so pretty and easy to color as well!  I love that I can color only the flowers to use this for birthdays and other occasions too!

There is less than a month left of school and I am hoping that soon I will be back to a regular visiting schedule!  I'm having blogland withdrawals...  See you soon!! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!