Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lovely Inspiration!

Today is my Inspiration post over at A Crafty Little Place by DCRU!
I decided to showcase the DeLovely Line by Cosmo Cricket!
Here is my layout!
Head over to learn more about it :)
Have a fab day!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Hi all. Stopping in to say hello. Dustin's surgery went well on Monday. We are still in the hospital and have had some speed bumps over the past couple days, but they continue to monitor him closely and we will eventually get home :)
Just wanted to share that my fun and something-other-than-just-crafty blog is up and running :) Did I mention I have a giveaway for a gift certificate to a great place going on???
I'd love to have you come over and follow:)
Pretty please with a cherry on top :)
You know I'd be happy to return the favor!!
Much love to you all and thank you so much for your fab thoughts and prayers!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sweet Summertime Fun

Sorry again for the prescheduled posts guys! It was that or nothing since we will still be in the hospital by the time you read this!!

Sweet Summertime Inspiration today! How much fun are all these FAB colors for a sweet little California girls birthday!!!!
Banner, Table Decor and Cupcake Toppers:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Live Your Bliss Mini Album

Making this was such a stress reliver last week. Claudia at DCRU sent us some of the Swingz to use on showcase. I have used them on Scrapbook pages and they are super fab, but I wanted something different. So, I decided to use them in a mini album :) (this exact one, minus the pics) happens to be for sale in my Etsy shoppe right now :)
I LOVE the title :)

They give you room to add a full sized picture on the front and back and then still have room to write up the story behind! Love that!
Check them out if you haven't already! They even come in two sizes and 6 to a pack!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

FCCB Summer Theme!

Challenge day at FCCB! Today's challenge is Summer Time at the Beach: Create a project for summer using something you would find at the beach.
Well, you know I love my flip flops! SO, another flip flop banner was in order :)
Can't do a beach without flip flops :)
(Carts: Life's a Beach, Celebrations, All Mixed Up, Don Juan)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Celebrate Dad

Happy Father's Day!!!! Last Monday was my daddy's birthday and I love when I can celebrate him 2 weeks in a row!:) He is the most AMAZING man. A hard working farmer who taught us kids to appreciate the Earth, the animals, the land.  To enjoy the simple things in life, to not sweat the small stuff, to pray, to love, to give second chances, to believe in each other, and to appreciate every minute I get on this planet. That growing up on a farm is such a blessing. He taught me that a good name is more important than a bank account. He is my hero and I love him more than he will ever be able to comprehend.
So, in honor of this fab 52 year old :) (He doesn't do computers, so he will never know I told :) HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DADDY!
ANd here is my Daddy I love so much :)
Playing chocolate milk phones with my little guy :)
and the other Fab Dad in my life :) My sweet Hubby. He is such an amazing partner and dad. He does everthing he can to make Matthew smile and I love it.
Happy Father's Day honey!!!
Hope you all have a great day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Kioshi Easter LO :)

(Preschedule post guys! Because of this of course!)

Hey everyone!! Here is some yummy fun to share :) I finally got my Easter Pics scrapped! Loved using the Kioshi by Basic Grey on this. I'll be honest, I wasn't big on this collection, but when I used it for this LO,  it grew on me!!!! Got mine over at DCRU just so you know :)

and side by side they look like this!
Love the little bunny! It was a card that family gave Matthew! I just adhered the backside so he can go back and read the sweet note from Karen one day :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Update :)

Hey everyone. Well, I will be MIA over the next little bit. Another ER visit Tuesday (We had to go Friday too) (He had a six shot spinal cath done Thursday that really aggravated the area and Dust said he was in more pain than when he had to have a discogram nicknamed "Scream-O-Gram" done last summer)  night with my hubby and the surgeons decided to do back surgery this MONDAY. Yeah. Again. For the 3rd time.    For those who want to read the background on all this here is the post from before surgery in November and before the surgery in August and here is the drama we have been dealing with b/c of this procedure, and here is the post about hubby's Marfan's which is the reason all these things happen.  I don't expect you to read or want to read all this, but for those who have emailed me asking for more you go :)
This time they are removing some hardware, putting in hooks and such and extending the fusion on up into the thoraic region. The verdict on the 2nd surgery is a non union- aka fusion didn't take, failure.
Just keep us in your prayers that all will be well. I am SO happy that this time, we will be at a hospital that has WIFI :) (Seriously 6 days of hospital time without the internet was about to make me crazy. You can only do so much from an iphone screen :)
Today is a new day adn there is HOPE this surgery will help. I have so much FAITH in the 2 surgeons performing the surgery. (They happen to be friends with Dustin's uncle who is a ortho surgeon as well, so we stay in the loop :)  and LOVE and the Blessings of God will make it all okay! Also pray Matthew is good and not too homesicj for me while I am away. THANK THE LORD for my parents and sister. THey are a God send, ecspecially when the going gets tough!
Life is so precious! Off to spend quality time with my family!
Eye candy though:)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny.......and Thomas :)

WOW. My customers ROCK and have seriously kept me crazy busy! I am only about 28 sales away from 1,000!!! I should probably hit it by this weekend! It hunbles me that so many of my customers want things I have made with my hands as the focal points of their celebrations, the backdrop behind their loved ones' parties, the kits I design as their next project, or find my card special enough to send to their loved one!!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Some recent creations:
A few more pics from recent custom orders :)
 and a recap of our Day Out with Thomas the Train last Saturday :)
Have a fantastic week :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sweet Bloggy Readers & Cupcakes

Thank you to everyone for your sweet words on my last post.  I just love the bloggy world. :) Just a few pics of some things I have been working on :)
Like Cupcake Banners :) (Customer was having a primary colored cupcake party for her twins :)
Sweet & Simple :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Just as an FYI, I have not been ignoring everyone. All of the posts the last week were prescheduled. A longtime friend from my "past" was brutally killed last weekend and it has been a rough week. I went to the services on Sunday and after getting to hug his family and send my condolences, I am dealing with the shock much better. I will be back on board in a few. Please pray for justice and healing for his family.
Live each day to it's fullest.

Monday, June 7, 2010

FCCB CHallenge- For the Bride

Seriously, if I could even come CLOSE to telling you how many BRIDE TO BE and other bridal banners I have made in the past 3 months. I think everyone must be getting hitched this summer :)
SO, when our challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challeneg Blog was to creat a Bride theme.....CHECK :)
This was one of my favs this summer :)
I used carts- Mini Monograms, Sweethearts, Celebrations, etc
Hop on over and join in our challenge!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

OhSo Elegant Sofia Rose :)

Just another bright fun banner to share today!
Isn't her name pretty, Sofia Rose. So elegant!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cowboy Up!

Taking my little guy to "A Day Out With Thomas" today at the Kentucky Railway Museum! Meeting up with a few of my high school gals and their sons, we are having  a mom/son day :) Should be a LOT of fun for the little ones, complete with a 30 minute ride on Thomas, pics with Sir Top um Hat (sp?),  mega block building, face painting, petting zoo, etc. Hope to get lots of scrap worthy photos!!!

Here is a quick LO I did, nothing fancy. Just the before, during, and after pics of my little bull rider :) He LOVES the PBR and bull riding. He will seriously "bull ride" until he passes out, as evident in the last pic :) I love the sticker that says "Champions are born. They're raised 8 seconds at a time." LOVE IT! Cowboy Up!

Friday, June 4, 2010

MY little music man...

I'll give you a break from banners today :) heehee.
More Imaginisce papers today!
And the tiny type alphabet stickers from CC- one of my FAV things EVER :)
Thanks for stopping by today! I love having you!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Scrappy Time at ACLP!

Scrappy Challenge time at A Crafty Little Place. Today all of us DT gals are showcasing American Crafts Spring and SUmmer Collection.
Here is my LO!
(DCRU Products: PP (EK SUCCESS), White Cardstock, Basic Grey Opaline Pearls)

Here is the sketch we used:

Come Join us!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tulleishist :)

Can't believe it is already Wednesday!
When I had a request for sister banners to match a tinkerbell party, I knew lots of fun tulle was in order!!! LOVE the tutu look! Hope these girls did too!!!
Have a tulle-ishist rest of your Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cheery and Bright!

Happy day everyone! Another fun banner set today! This one was for a sweet little girl named Kenley and her mom wanted a blank photo banner as well :)
LOVE these colors!!!!
Hope your day is cheery and bright!
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