Saturday, April 30, 2016

Water Water Everywhere


Sweet Stampin Challenges has a new challenge starting today - the them................

WATER

So get out your water-themed stamps (rain, iced lemonade, lakes, waterfalls... anything wet) and start creating so you can play along!


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April 30 - May 6
Sponsor: Robyn's Fetish


Here's my card:

 

Image provided by Robyn's Fetish - THANK YOU!



Here's the inside:

 

My own personal stamp - purchased at a yard sale years ago




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image on Front: Robyn's Fetish
Image Inside: Manufacturer unknown
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Soft Sky
Designer Paper: Pinecone Press Rays of Sunshine and scraps from my scrap file
Embellishments: Imagine Crafts Pico Embellisher and Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Friday, April 29, 2016

Peek at My Week


Most week I celebrate Friday (TGIF!) with a peek back at the week. The good. The bad. The ugly. The mundane. It's my life.

Here are just a few of the happenings of this week...

We now have an empty nest. Okay, technically it's Mama Robin who has the empty nest, but I've sure enjoyed watching the three babies grow and thrive under the protective care of Mama Robin. Now they've left the security of the nest. They are missed.

We've had a few thunderstorms roll through... and lots of rain. The garden plants are happy right now and the grass is growing quickly! I've opened and closed and opened and closed windows more times than I can count. The air smells clean and fresh.

My husband (who rarely travels) was gone on another trip this week - the second one this month. He enjoyed safe travels and a good meeting. I managed to keep the home front functioning while he was gone. It was a win/win.

I have made 22 cards this week. WOW!

This is one of them:







I actually WON this digi stamp set from Imagine That Digis. It came in pre-colored (that's what I used for the super fast card) and line drawn images. THANK YOU Imagine That!!!

And now, I am the one who is gone - I'm at our annual Women's Meeting. Enjoying myself to the max!


  SCORE TIME: Would I give this week a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”?



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Images: Imagine That Digis BBQ Set
Cardstock: Recollections Black, Red, and White
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Brads

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Enjoy the Ride!


Carol is the hostess of this round of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards swap... and she asked us to create "humorous" cards.

Here's the card I made:








I hope Carol likes my card!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

SUPPLIES
Image/Sentiments: Art Impressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! River Rock
Designer Paper: DCWV Kidlette Paper Pad
Embellishments: Spare Parts Brads

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Administrative Professionals Deserve Our Thanks



Have you heard? Today is Administrative Professionals Day, a day to recognize/honor and show appreciation for all the administrative professionals that keep offices/businesses working efficiently.

My husband is the Director of Missions for the Greater Wabash Baptist Association. His office functions beautifully mostly due to the efforts of the administrative professional who has been in that office for many MANY years. Thank you, Angela, for all of your hard work, your professional expertise, your ready smile (no matter who walks in the door), and your dedication to the 26 churches in the association. I'm sure our Lord is saying "Well done!" and we who know you are, too!

As a very small token of my appreciation, I've made this card for Angela...






Here's the inside of my card 
(with space to write a special note of thanks to Angela):





Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Be sure to thank the Administrative Professionals in your life on this special day.


Images: Altenew Peony Bouquet
Sentiment: Hampton Arts Thank You
Inks: Altenew
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Wild Wasabi
Designer Paper: Recollections Garden Florals Paper Pad
Embellishments: Michael's Pearls

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I'm so excited... It Worked!


I rarely get as excited about a card idea as I did with today's card. I developed the idea and made the card - a few weeks ago......... but because it's for a design team I had to wait... and wait... and wait some more before I could show it to you.

Here it is:


Want to know what excited me about this idea? Keep reading...

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April 26 - May 9

Sponsors: 
and 
THANK YOU Sponsors!!!

I requested/used the Blank Cup image from Limited Runs... and used my photo-editing program (paint.net) to impose the {PIN}Spirational image right onto the cup. It worked beautifully! I made my own designer cup for my card!

Here's the image that is to be our {PIN}Spiration for this challenge:


I hope you'll participate in the  


Here's the inside of my card:





Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Limited Run Blank Cup
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP Cool Caribbean
Designer Paper: K & Co. Urban Rhapsody Paper Pad
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones, Paper Studio Doily, and Ribbon FX Ribbon

Monday, April 25, 2016

Going "Pastel" for Ice Cream


MelonHeadz Friends is GOING PASTEL (not to be confused with going POSTAL).

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April 25 - May 8
Theme: Pastel Colors

I hope you'll go PASTEL with us!


I used the MelonHeadz Illustrating Ice Cream Truck Bundle to make my card...






Here's the inside:






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Images/Sentiment: MelonHeadz Illustrating Ice Cream Truck Bundle colored with Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Pink Pirouette
Designer Paper: Recollections Paddywack Paper Pad
Embellishments: Paper Studio Candy Dots

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Time to Bloom


Each month I try to participate in the monthly challenge at From the Heart... if you do so, they send you the next month's image free. So EVERYONE who enters the challenge ends up being a winner. Isn't that fantastic!?!?!?

Here's my card featuring the April image/set (Time to Bloom):


I put one of the many sentiments in the set on the inside of my card...






Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image/Sentiment: From the Heart "Time to Bloom" set
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Ruby Red
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Foof-a-La Button, Offray Crochet Thread, and Ribbon from an unknown vendor