Club Anya - I want to be like ......

I had so much fun creating this card for the Club Anya CASE card ........ I want to be like CAZ - amazingly talented card and gal to case this week!
I was so excited to ink up the new Hula Anya which is beyond adorable! Reminded me of our Maui Honeymoon, many years ago :) I see many cards in the future with her - she's super cute!
I paired this with a tropical print DP, tea & lime colored CS, cuttlebugged the circle and to stay in the layout frame I used CB frames and added some bling, and then matched it with these yummy tropical flowers, added some ribbon & stickles & pearlized brads. TFL!



Happy Friday! Just a quickie card that I made for a friend's "It's 5 O'Clock somewhere!" swap. For me, this would be the ultimate in relaxation and pleasure - to hang in a hammock with some CL lemonaid & a cool breeze - yay! The reality of that being the kids squealing & spraying each other with the hose and calling for "mooooooooooooom!", tee hee!
This will be a busy weekend, as we are paring down before our trip and really making room for what we have and don't need. So much of it has gone to church and charity already but there were a few things we wanted to try to put out in a tag sale. I'm nervous! We are not only expecting rain but it will be a lot of work to juggle at the same time but dh has the weekend off and is going to be a big help in this endeavor! Plus we are babysitting and dd10 has a sleepover and dd12 has a birthday party and did I mention this is finals weeks for the kids? Yikes!
Deets: SU Cardstock w/ some fun summery paper I found at the dollar spot at Target LAST SUMMER, lol ..... SU ribbon, MS lace punch, Riley w/ sentiment from Hanna Stamps, I believe? And stickles on the little drinkie ;) Have a terrific weekend!


Happy Travels!

"Leaving .. on a jet plane .." :) Remember that song!? Dont' you still just love to sing along to it! I have been a bit overwhelmed this past week knowing there is still so much to do before our trip and so many *small* details to remember, like connecting flights, car rentals, hotels - each one leading to the next destination! If one goes wrong, well .......... picture domino effect, lol. So far London is the only snag but for everywhere else, we are looking good ::: knock on wood & PTL! :::::
So .......... for the divine Sweet P at the SCS - aka, Miss Paola - is hosting a "what is your favorite past-time?" swap. I inked up my Flopsey MFTs and had a blast for another swap, then started to ink up another Flopsey for this one (reading) and thought "hmmm, I have a travel one in here somewhere!" And there it was - almost as if on cue with dh's Mother's Day surprise! One thing he and I loved to do so very much before the kids were born was travel - just get in the car and go or plan a fun trip. I traveled extensively as a young girl and my family was always jetting around somewhere (dad's AF Job) but taking side trips all the time "just to explore the world" and hence, the foundation for a love of travel was born. I realize how very, VERY blessed I am to have seen all that I have, and my "to do/to see" list still has a few places not checked off :)
This was attempt #2 at this card - not award winning, but at least this one fell into place!
Deets: PTI cardstock, DCWV mat stack, Doodlebug paper ric-rac, ink & lots coloring :)
Happy Travels!


Shopping Anya - shout out to Mary!

I wanna be like ........ Mary! This card I have been trying to upload since 10 am! Apparently we are in desperate need of freeing up some pc space - yikes! So it's finally uploaded, just under the wire, and I wanted to give a shout out to the wonderfully talented Mary http://alatteinkinfun.blogspot.com/ who is the winner of the card case on Club Anya - wtg, Mary! Her talent is endless and check out her blog if you want a sneak peek at some seriously fun creative talent!

So, I thought Miss Anya would be a good match with her shopping bags .......... for which I have no sentiments and had to get creative, rofl! I used *imagine* from TGF's Never Ever and can imagine those are shopping bags filled with stamps and dsp and inks, oh yeah! :)

Make sure you hop on over to play along!

Deets: PTI brown & blue papers, DSP: K & Co from around Valentine's Day (what can I say! I'm guilty of hoarding!) Scallop is DCWV mat stack & whisper white ........ Anya is printed on SU Whisper White & colored with prismas ...... unknown ribbon since it was de-spooled! Glitter brads, pearl brad, M's white ribbon with shopping bag adornment. Her ribbon is paper-pieced, though it's hard to tell :) TFL & may you have a blessed Memorial Day weekend!



Hi everyone! Way behind on posting here! First, let me say a great big thank you to all who commented on my dd - I was so touched (and teary!) reading the comments. I'm amazed at how fast she's growing into a young lady - it seems like just yesterday she was watching Barney and playing with her dollies!
Today's card is a belated birthday wish for my BFF, Jen! She lives in Georgia now and we see each other so infrequently ~ talk often but it's not the same :( Her birthday was on Mother's Day and well ..... I didn't get her card out in time! I had just gotten this new BFFabug from stampingbella and it's TDF! Used some of my Posie Mat Stack, ribbon & stickles and most importantly to tell her she's my bud for always!


~*~ I hope you dance ~*~

My baby is growing up! If you have heard the words this song, it rings so true how fast they grow and the things you hope for your child. I pray always that they stay safe and free from harm. This is my oldest daughter's first *real* school dance and we had to bend the normal rules of make up and hair and little heels! Sniff, sniff! She chose the dress herself - it's a beautiful strapless dress full of sparkles & shimmer & knew exactly what she wanted for her hair - spiral curls. She loved it so much she's now asking for a perm :) Sadly, she inherited my baby fine stick straight hair! So ....... here she is ......... all grown up!

She said all night people were telling her she looked like Taylor Swift, the singer ....... now I kinda see it!

Now dd wears glasses and does not like to pose, take pictures, shop, dress up or do any of those girly girly things so these pictures were quite a feat! (I took about 30, lol!) The photos don't do justice to the sparkles are sewn through-out (which is what drew her eye to it, I think!)
Thanks for looking! Won't be long before we are at PROM, eh? Yikes! :) (((( 's ))))


PMS blog-hop and a card :)

Hi everyone! I hope you had a chance to hop on over to the Papermakeup stamps blog hop! It was outrageous fun & I made it to the end - woohoo! What a nice treat for a Thursday night!

Here is a card I made with these deliciously fun stamps. Isn't she cute! It's me, sending dh on a midnight run for peanut M & M's, ha ha! I paired it with this equally busy and fun & bright paper and just had such fun with it.

Don't forget to head over to the SCS and visit the monster squad card swap and say hi if you haven't checked in! There will be a new game in the next week(s)! ** Monstah hugs to all! **

Deets! SU cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Yo-Yo Yellow, Real Red and teal/green cs unknown (scraplings!) DSP is We R Memory Keepers, PTI white cardstock - SU! Taken with Teal inkpad, handcut arrow but Cuttlebug ovals & circle - ricrac is Doodlebug :) TFL!


Happy Bday, Miss Olivia :)

When I remembered my dear friend Mary's little girl was having her birthday, I couldn't wait to ink up these Disney Princess stamps from EK Success! I bought them for scrapbooking and hence, they have sat! I was brought back in time when my girls were little and have been every princess imaginable (and some imaginary!) - each Halloween, each birthday, each special occasion out came the frilly costumes & tiaras & wands and sparkly shoes! I thought of Olivia from H'ween when she wore her adorable Cinderella outfit!
Deets are: Cardstock is SU, DSP is from Taylored Expression's Tiny Dancer collection - colored with prismas, added ribbon, flowers, glaze and a tiny pearl for Cinderella's earring. I hope her day is magical and memorable and filled with all the fun memories birthdays are made of! *muah!*


Crazy Busy Week!

Happy Sunday to all! We just got home from a birthday party for 18 four year olds - whew! I'm glad today is "rest" day after that hoopla :) Just a simple card f0r today that I made Friday afternoon .. and by simple, it's pretty simple! Although I didn't intend for it to be so plain, in hindsight I realize that sometimes I fret too much about making a card *too much* (I admit, they are my favorite - the more color, the busier, the better for me!) but my chemo patient isn't doing so well and having such a hard time right now. I just let the verse talk and paired it with some gorgeous SU dsp just to remind her she's never walking this walk alone. Bless her .....
I added a snapshot of Chrissy from her Principal's Honor Roll assembly - I'm so proud of her! This time of year, her big and little sister have gotten so lax and she's perservered - conquering everything thrown her way and managed to get straight A's all year. She's an amazing girl! (they all are, she just juggled it a little bit better and fought a little harder for those grades!)

My little King of Knowledge! This was from the awards crowning ceremony at ds's preschool - the teacher's find a special gift each child has and awards them that crowning joy. His was the gift of KNOWLEDGE and added he is amazinly bright and eager to learn. He's growing up, my lil baby! His was based on Proverbs 3:5-6 .. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not onto your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."