Thursday, June 24, 2010

best wishes, good luck and Skye got her braces off!

Finally, after three years, two months and a handful of days, Skylar got her braces off! She looks so pretty, but I have to admit I miss her tin grin... it was just so much a part of her personality. She's such a nut and the braces played into that so much. I just need to get used to seeing her with her "new" look. :)

Onto scrappy stuff... I made this card using two sets of EAD Stickerz; Saying Hello Sentiments and Rainy Day. I used a Zig marker to color in the flowers.
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 21, 2010

My May Momenta projects

*blush* I could have sworn I posted these, but I guess not. Better late than never, right? Here are my May projects from Momenta.

The chipboard and epoxy stickers are fabulous!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June EAD Blog Hop

It's time for te monthly EAD Blog hop! One of my favorite times of the month. :) This month we are doing it a bit differently, we are going to try to do it in an actual "blog hop" fashion. You should be coming my way via Valerie's blog. If not, head on over to the EAD Blog and start out there. :)

My project is a(nother) banner using the darling Silly Owls Rub-ons. I just adore this set and had to use it again.

pp: the girls' paperie by Margie and Prima
flowers: Prima
EAD vinyl rub ons
brads: MM and ?

Your next stop is the fabulous Jenny

Be sure to leave a comment on each designers blog as well as the EAD blog for your chance to win this adorable Woodland Friends Cling-It.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Proud Hug layout and Flag Day living flag story

I just love this photo of Meghan and Skye. They are very close and it's very sweet. These Thrift Shop papers from October Afternoon are gorgeous and were perfect for this.

In honor of Flag Day, Kara was involved with a project at the Naval Station in Great Lakes, IL. They recreated a living flag that was originally done in November 1917. Everyone has been practicing several hours a day preparing for this. She said it was really boring to stand for hours at a time, but the end result was well worth it. She was a part of History and that is pretty darn cool if you ask me. She only knows that she was a stripe (I am pretty sure she said a dark stripe) and is by a star. Maybe she'll be able to give me more info now that she has a clear head. (In addition to doing this for several hours a day she had a big test she was studying for, which she passed.Yay!) Here is a link to the full story if anyone is interested in reading about it.

this is the image from today:

this is the original image:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Our newest Grad!

Meghan graduated from High School yesterday. She looks so beautiful and happy and we are so proud of her!!! We had a nice family celebration for her and all in all it was a wonderful day full of great memories.

(My wonderful SIL Jessica took this photo.)

We actually got to sit really close to her which was awesome! I wish we would have been able to be this close to Kara when she was graduating, but we are at the Spokane Arena, which is huge... Meghan's was held at the McCarthy Center at Gonzaga which was much smaller and more intimate. Skye took this photos and this is one of my favorites.

Her next step is Navy Boot Camp. She is leaving July 21st. I know I had posted early last week that it had been moved up, however that has since been changed again. *eyeroll* That's the government for you. lol Oh well, we will enjoy having her here with us as long as we can.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

hello card

I made this card using Stickerz from the Saying Hello Sentiments and the Funky Frames set.


If you haven't been to the store in awhile, you've gotta go check it out. Fabulous new stuff is being added all the time!

It's a bittersweet week around here. Meghan graduates from High School on Saturday (You go girl!). However, we found out yesterday that she is being shipped out to Navy Boot Camp about 5 weeks earlier than expected. She was set to leave on July 22nd, but she is now leaving on June 18th. In a little over a week. *gulp* *sniff* We had a nice cry fest before I headed off to work last night. lol 
My heart still hasn't adjusted to Kara being gone and now we are sending another bird out into the world. Two of our precious girls leaving home within months of each other, having a child at war, and having an ill child makes my heart feel like lead some days. I am just thankful that I am a strong woman and can see the big picture. It's going to be extra quiet around here with just the 3 birds we have left. I told them last night that I am grateful that we still have years before they leave. :) 

day by day... sometimes even hour by hour. One of the most important lessons I have learned in life. It's what keeps me going. That and coffee. lol

The sun has decided to grace us with her full presence today. It's been a very unseasonably cool, rainy and sunless Spring around here. I think I might take Ashlyn outside and work on schoolwork under one of our beautiful Maple trees if she's feeling up to it. Too bad I have to work tonight. lol Have a beautiful day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunshine and Flutterbug wishes

Here is another card I made using the fantastic Stickerz from EAD. I used the Fluttering Blooms Color Stickerz sheet for this card. This set also comes without color so you can customize them.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a beautiful day. :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hogs and Kisses card

This cute little piggy and phrase is from the Country farm Stickerz set. The fact that these Stickerz are repositionable made it perfect for me to try the pig out on several colors of cardstock until I found the one that I like best.
 Head on over the EAD store to check out all the other wonderful Sticker sets... more are being added weekly.
Don't forget about the Color Challenge. Details here. :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

EAD Plum Shabby Color contest

EAD is adding yet another fun idea... a challenge with new goodies. How cool is that?!

Our Very First Color Challenge...YAY

Plum Shabby

 We thought it would be fun to design some
new products to match this months challenge.
Ok let's get down to Business

Entries due by June 19th @ midnight

You can do anything from  Home Decor, Scrapbooking,
Card making, or anything Crafty.

Everyone who plays along will receive a 
25% Discount Coupon 

And then we will have an outside judge pick a 
grand winner to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate.

*Please note you do not have to use our products in the challenge

We cant wait to see all your FABULOUS creations.

To include your entry, please visit the EAD Blog

Friday, June 4, 2010

EAD Designs weekly steal 6/4

This design is whimiscal and pretty and best of all, on sale!
Hop on over to the EAD Blog for some new products.
I'll be back later with some cards to share. :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lucky Girl Crafts Kit Debut day 3

It's the last day of the blog hop for the debut of Lucky Girl Crafts. How are you liking the kit and the wonderful projects the team has created? Leave me a comment and let me know for your chance to win a small RAK. I will be drawing a name on Friday.
  Here is my final project from the kit. I did add some blue Glimmer Mist to tone the white background down a bit. I think it pulled everything together nicely. I have scrapped this photo before, but it worked well for the colors in this yummy kit.
For a chance to win some more RAK's as well as see what the other ladies did with the fabulous kit, please stop by their blogs:
and Sarabeth 

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lucky Girl Crafts Kit Debut day 2

Hello! Welcome to day two of the Lucky Girl Crafts blog hop. I have a card as well as a wall hanging to share with you today. 
I enjoyed working with all the colors in this kit! They are so vibrant and happy!

To be entered in a drawing to win a small RAK from me, please leave a comment and let me know what some of your favorite color combos are. I will draw a random winner on Friday. Each day you leave a comment you are entered to win.
For a chance to win  some more RAK's as well as see what the other ladies did with the fabulous kit, please stop by their blogs:
and Sarabeth 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lucky Girl Crafts Kit Debut

Hello! I had a blast to work with the June Lucky Girl Crafts Kit! Everything worked so well together and I was easily able to complete several projects and still have some leftovers. 
Here is a layout I made. 

 Lucky Girl kits will be jam-packed with a wide array of coordinating patterned papers, cardstock, stickers, rub-ons, ribbons & embellishments from your favorite manufacturers like Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye, Jenni Bowlin, Tim Holtz, Prima and more.

Here is the first kit, Summer Lovin' kit.

Lucky Girl monthly kits are a great value at only $30/month + shipping. Annual subscriptions will be offered for $28/month + shipping. Shipping - at this time - is available to US residents only.
You can check out each new Lucky Girl kit beginning the 25th of each month. Our amazing design team will host monthly Blog Parties running the 1-3 of each month showcasing ideas for each kit - that way, both beginning and experienced scrappers will have plenty of fresh, new ideas with each kit. 

Lucky Girl kits can be purchased starting TODAY, JUNE 1st at

For a chance to be entered into a drawing to receive a little RAK from me, please leave a comment on my blog telling me what your favorite thing about kits are, and what you would like to see in upcoming Lucky Girl kits. I will happily pass on suggestions to Jessica! :)

Your last stop on the blog hop is Sarabeth. She made a cute little coupon book and is featuring it today.
Be sure to check out the other Lucky Girl blogs for more great ideas! Kim and Jessica. There is also a chance to win a RAK from the Lucky Girl Crafts blog as well.

Come back tomorrow for some more projects from the team. :)