Thursday, September 3, 2015

Go Team Brentwood!

If you know me, you know I'm not much of a sports fan. Who am I kidding... I'm not a sports fan at all. LOL! I can't tell you any players for any teams - I can't even tell you the colors of most teams. I'm pathetic.

But, if I were to choose a favorite sport - which would be from back in my high school days - it would be football. I loved going to high school football games, getting chilly on the bleachers and cheering along with the crowd. I can still hear the crowd chanting, "First and 10; do it again!"

So, this JessicaLynnOriginal set makes me happy:

Of course, I simply HAD to make a card with  Brentwood Owl NFL Football Superfan:

It's nearly impossible t read the sentiment on the card because of the angle of my photo. It inked clear and sharp, so it's not a problem with the stamp. JessicaLynnOriginal stamps ALWAYS stamp very well!!!

Here's what it says:

How can you spot a
You name your dog Touchdown,
You did the end zone hustle at
your wedding reception.
you wore face paint to
Sunday Church!!

As you can tell, he isn't from any particular team - his colors simply match the designer paper I chose to use.

Here's the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Image/Sentiment: JessicaLynnOriginal Brentwood Owl NFL Football Superfan
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollectins Black and White and Stampin' UP! Wild Wasabi
Designer Paper: Recollections Home Basics Paper Pad
Embellishments: DMC Floss, Foof-a-La Button, and Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Surf's Up!

We lived in California for a short time when I was a young teenager. I loved it there. We lived about 30 minutes from the beach and though my mom is terrified of water, she would take my sister and I to the beach sometimes. I enjoyed being in the water and floating along with the waves... but I really longed to join the surfers as they tried to catch a wave and ride it in to shore. I guess you could say I was a surfer-wannabe. (BTW, that wish is no longer on my "bucket list" - not because I did it, but because I aged enough to move on to other wishes.)

That being said, I do love beach/surfing types of stamps/images because they transport me back to those lazy and carefree days hanging out at the beach.

So, I just had to make a card with the JessicaLynnOriginal Brentwood Owl Summertime Fun digital image.

Here's the card I made:

**IMPORTANT** If you like this image - you need to hurry - HURRY!!! - to the JessicaLynnOriginal store and get him fast. He's only available this week. HERE is the link to get you there fast.

Whew! Did you get there in time???
I sure hope so!

Here's the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: JessicaLynnOriginal Brentwood Owl Summertime Fun digital image colored with Copic Markers
Sentiment: Verve Learning to Sail stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Summer Sun
Designer Paper: Pebbles Best of Pebbles Paper Pad
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Be Happy!

Today's the day for a new {PIN}Spirational Challenge...

September 1 - 14


I Bugaboo Stamps!
Thank you for donating images for the design team to use for this challenge as well as a prize for a lucky participant!

I hope you'll participate in the challenge - I'd love to see what you make!

Here's the photo to {PIN}Spire us:

I chose the Bugaboo "Make It Snappy Friends" image for my card:

I chose to use mostly black and white for my card (like the photo), and of course I thought the image/sentiment also reflected the the happy/fun thoughts of the photo, too.

Here's the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Bugaboo Make It Snappy Friends
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White
Designer Paper: Recollections Black & White Paper Pad
Embellishments: Michael's Pearls and Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Monday, August 31, 2015

Bring It!

I love From the Heart images/stamps - and the birdbrain ones are some of my favorites! Oh, who am I kidding, choosing favorites is so hard because ALL of the images they have are fabulous! Wouldn't you agree?

See what I mean? 
Don't you just love the "No Snow Birdbrain"???

And this time of year I am so over summer. I'm ready to move on. (I will miss the tomatoes, but I'm tired of the heat and the bugs and the heavy air.) *gasp! Please don't hate me.

And yes, bring on some snow. I'm ready for it!

Here's the inside of my card:

And since confession is good for the soul - Sheesh! I already confessed that I'm ready for summer to get over, I guess it can't hurt to confess some more things. Confession #2 - I have decided to apply for the design team call at From the Heart... and today IS the deadline. I decided here at the very last minute that I just HAVE to do that.......... because I love From the Heart images so much!

Whew! I almost waited too long to decide to apply, didn't I? Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Image/Sentiment: From the Heart No Snow Birdbrain
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black, Kraft, and White
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Michael's Sugar Dot and Rhinestones, Oriental Trading Candy Dots, Recollections Snowflake Brad, and Tulip Glitter Glue

Favorite Part of School = Lunch

What was your favorite part of school? For some it was a beloved subject (I absolutely LOVED my Public Speaking class!). For others it was seeing friends. For others it was RECESS! Oh, and some would say it was lunch time (okay, maybe not many would say that, but some did like lunchtime best.)

Brock loved lunch time at school. When he was in High School, the lunch ladies knew what  he would buy every day... and they always had it ready for him. They were pretty incredible!

So, for this week's MelonHeadz Friends Challenge (the theme is Time for School), I chose to use the MelonHeadz Illustrating Dawn's Lunch Ladies bundle to create my card.

Here it is:

Thank you to all the lunch ladies out there. Your job is often thankless, but the Brocks in the world sure appreciate you!

Please join the fun at MelonHeadz Friends!

August 31 - September 13
Theme: Time for School

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image/Sentiment (on front): MelonHeadz Illustrating Dawn's Lunch Ladies colored with Copic markers
Sentiment (inside): AMuse Studio Essential Sentiments stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Cherry Cobbler
Designer Paper: Me & My Big Ideas Mambi Sheets Paper Pad
Embellishments: AMuse Studio Ribbon, Foof-a-La Buttons, and Michael's Sugar Dots

Sunday, August 30, 2015

An A+ for Nikki of MelonHeadz Illustrating

I have been so fortunate to have been a part of SEVERAL really incredible design teams over the years! And yes, I do love serving on design teams. Each one is so unique and the opportunities to get to work alongside some great paper-crafters is a real bonus. So here's a little shout out to all my fellow design team members (past and present)! I think you are all pretty incredible.

Speaking of incredible............. Nikki, the owner of MelonHeadz Illustrating is pretty incredible, too.

Yes, I am on the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge design team - so I know first-hand how gracious, kind, and generous Nikki is. Let me give you just one example.

 Each year Nikki adopts a school teacher/class and gives them some pretty awesome gifts. This year it was $100 in school supplies, $50 in graphics from MelonHeadz Illustrating, and monthly gift boxes shipped to the school, because, in Nikki's words "all kids need to know that there are good people in this world that care for them, too."

To enter the giveaway, teachers posted comments to Nikki's blog post HERE. If you have time, I'd encourage you to read some of the comments made by the teachers. So touching... and definitely some tear-jerkers, too. I'm pretty sure Nikki took the time to pray for the needs she read about in those comments. I, too, found myself praying for the teachers who took the time to comment.

About a week later, a teacher was selected (randomly) and received the gifts for her classroom.

Oh, but it doesn't stop there. Nikki announced the winner HERE and she also put two free images (a colored one and a line-drawn one) on the blog post for ALL OF US (so go get yours!). Wasn't that thoughtful of her?!?!?!?

THANK YOU, Nikki for your generosity!

Of course, I had to have the image, too. She's such a cutie!

Here's the card I made with her:

Here's the inside:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: MelonHeadz Illustrating pre-colored freebie found HERE
Sentiment: Annette Allen Watkins "Best Wishes" stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Taken with Teal
Designer Paper: DCWV My Sunshine Stack
Embellishments: Buttons Galore Buttons and Sequins from an unknown vendor

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I'm a Winner!

WOW! Maxine sure surprised me this morning! She's one of the ladies in the Stamp Addicts blog group. THANK YOU, Maxine, for letting me know that I was one of the winners at the Inspiration Destination Challenge! YAY!!!

THANK YOU, Inspiration Destination! And thank you for the PRIZE, Inky Impressions!

If you notice, I rarely enter challenges. Truth is, I usually only do so when I post a One Stitch at a Time card - since they ask their DT members to enter at least 5 challenges. Therefore, I also rarely - very rarely - check to see if I am a winner. So without Maxine's help, I might never have known. LOL! I just figure that if you don't enter them often, the chances of winning are pretty slim.


That just might be a myth......... since I "did" win. (hmmm... I may need to start entering challenges more often.)

If you're interested in seeing my blog post featuring the card, click HERE.

Thanks again, Maxine!

And thank you to all of you who stopped by my blog today!