Friday, June 27, 2008

Pins and Needles

so today I am waiting.....waiting (not patiently, mind you) but waiting and waiting to see updates on what is happening with my son in Kansas City at USAW GRECO DUALS. Currently he is 3 & 3 and his team is in 2nd place and going for the championship!!! He's a little upset because he hurt his back and lost 2 matches that he should have won, but his back is a little better this morning so we are praying that today is a better day for him. I will probably post updates throughout the day if anyone is interested you can check back....

I have been creating, but the things i am doing are being submitted to a DT contest and can not be previously published or posted on any website or blog, so you will have to wait to see what i've been up to.....I think it is some pretty good stuff and i hope it is good enough to be chosen, but so does everyone else who applies and alot of them have more experience so if it doesnt work out this time....i will keep trying! have a great day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A little of this and alot of that

O.K. i promised yesterday to get these posted, but life got in the way, so here they are: first card is the RAK card I received from Melissa for the Bella RAK unite day!!! great idea Melissa!!! and after receiving her card and letter, she definetly lives in a more exciting environment in New Orleans, than I do in Indiana.....the only thing we have going for us here in Indiana, is Holiday World, which of course is renowned for their wooden roller coasters and huge water park. Unfortunately for as close as I live (approx 45 mins. away) we never seem to have the time to go and enjoy the day there. Anyhoo, Melissa's idea has def. inspired me to send out more RAK, because EVERYbody loves Happy Mail!!!
The next 2 cards are from Pam Gaynor who sent me these both of these beautiful RAK cards. I dont think I was supposed to get 2 (one was an OOPS) but arent they both just lovely!!! she does such nice work! I always enjoy looking at her creations. So thank you Melissa and Pam, It was a very happy mail day for me!!!
Next are a few pics my son took when we dropped him off at of his best friends LUVS Purdue, so he was jealous that Aaron was getting to go and he of course, we had to take some pictures to rub it in a little...heeeheee!!! I did think the pics of the stadium are pretty cool, the way the name and the purdue symbol goes across the seats, and I think my baby is one handsome young man....but i know i am slightly biased afterall he is my kid, right?

and lastly, i'm posting a couple of cards i finished when i got home last night.....i know this has been a long post, so i am sorry, just catching up from being gone. hope everyone has a blessed week!

Hope you have enjoyed your visit and please stop by frequently, i will try to have new stuff posted daily. AND when i hit 1500 visitors I am planning some really cool blog candy giveaways!!! C-Ya soon!

Friday, June 20, 2008

I've been RAK'd and a few RAK's sent out

Well let me say, I think this has got to be one of the nicest RAK's i have ever recieved.....Thank you Melissa for thinking up the wonderful idea of Bella Rak day! Here is a picture of the card I received from Denise Follmar (aka Queenbeeabella) and inside it was a lovely letter telling me all about herself and her family! I know its crazy, but we have alot in common and I felt an instant connection to this wonderful lady! We both live in Indiana, live in a small town that is a little bit-of-country but close enough to a Target / Walmart that I wont die, have kids and have been scrapbooking and stamping about the same amount of time ~ although I must confess, i think she has accomplished alot more in her scrapbooking than i have ~ i am sooooo slow at it some days it takes forever and if its not perfect, i start over....ugh! Anyhoo here is the picture of her b-u-tiful card!!!

Isnt she the cutest? If you would like to check out her blog you can find it here at Stop by, I think you will enjoy your visit there.

Next are 2 pictures of the RAK cards I sent out.....cant say to who, cuz it is a secret, but they should be receiving them in the next day or so.....hopefully, they will like them and enjoy them as much as I enjoyed receiving mine from here ya go!

On Mine, I colored them with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and use my savvyshoppabella from, I used my swiss dot cuttlebug folder and misc. dp and of course i added some stickles to her top, girls gotta have some bling on her right? I also decided to use "knots" on my ribbon because of a challenge to use knots i read about on SCS....dont ask me which challenge, i dont know, but i DID read it earlier this week, so there ya go.
well i hope everyone is having a blessed week and i will talk with ya later!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

sheetload short cuts

a while back i told you about a free e-zine called SheetLoads of Cards where they give you the "formula" to create really cute cards in multiples of 10. I think it is a really great site and the information is soooo useful and NOW they have a sister site where they are going to offer products that will make paper crafting easier for us! how cool is if you havent already checked them out go by and take a look see and get a chance to win some good blog candy giveaway.

hope your day is blessed!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Somewhere.....over the sea

Somewhere.....waiting for ME....This is the song i sing to my grandbabies, only I change it to have their names in it and make it a little sillier at the end, but they LOVE it! and I thought of them when I saw this stamp at a LSS (well Owensboro, which is 45 minutes away from where i live) over the weekend. I had been wanting to go over there for a while now, but just hadnt found the time, so Saturday, I made the time, early before everyone else was up and looking for me. Anyway back to the card....background of course is cuttlebugged w/swiss dots, image is colored w/prismas and gamsol and the sentiment is stickled (cuz ya gotta have some bling....right?) I think the stickles kinda gave it an appearance of having sand on the card? maybe? i could be stretching, but its my blog so i guess i can if i want! heeeheeeheee!

Well onto other BABY started drivers ed yesterday and it makes me feel kinda sad and alot nervous about him being old enough to drive. I dont know why it is bothering me, i have already had 2 others grow up and drive and he is pretty responsible, but still he is my BABY!!!! guess i will just have to learn to deal with it huh?

hope ya'll are having a wonderful and blessed week! thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

More cards to look at

Ok....I promised i would show you I am not a slacker here are the rest of the cards i have been creating...first is an image from MFT that a wonderful wish grantor on SCS WRAK sent me.
Next is another Cruisabella and sentiment from Inkadinkado. Background again has been cuttlebugged and the flower is a cuttlebug die cut and is currently my FAV. one!!! as you can see, it was used on both of these cards.
These 2 images were part of the same previous wish granted on SCS....I particularly like the yoga one and if you cant tell, her top has been stickled to make it sparkle and shine.....Stickles is one of the best embellishments EVAH EVAH!!!!
And last but not least is kittycatabella (???i think that is the name) anyhoo....i made this for my grandmas birthday (which was also Monday) so it will be arriving a little late. the inside say "happy birthday, hope your day is Purrrr-fect!) she is a cat person, so she will luv it!
Well thats all for now, hope you enjoyed stopping by and please come again!

"S" is for Slacker

I promise....i really am NOT a slacker, I just lost the USB cord to the camera so i couldnt download anything, but i bought a new one, so here is what i have been creating (hope you enjoy them) First is a card I made for my friends son...he turned the big 3 on Monday, so they had his party over the weekend. I think this is a Stampin' Up Image (I got it in a card from Postabella group), it is colored with my prismacolor pencils and OMS and the background is cuttlebugged....have i mentioned I LUV MY CUTTLEBUG???

Next is a card set I made for a customer who just bought a new house. She said her colors were going to be carmel and red, so this is a "we're moving" announcement card I gave her as a gift at the closing. She loved them!!! makes my heart happy to help people buy their first home! I used my SELLABELLA stamp from and my cuttlebug again for the background. The tag says "We're Moving" and was made with shrinky dink plastic and my heat gun! always fun to use your heat gun.

This card uses the huggybella image from stamping bella and the quote is from Inkadinkado's Kids quote line, which i got from Loreen at through her yahoo group...rockbottom scrapbook supplies....this is an awesome group and she gets great deals for us, so a huge shout out to LOREEN....WOOO HOOO, she is awesome and you should definetly check her out!
Well I will post more pictures later but have you noticed the change on my blog? not sure i am complete happy with it, but it will do for now, til if figure out how to make it more my own. Let me know whatcha think?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Doing the Right thing is always the right answer

do you ever wonder if what you do to help others makes any difference in their life,or anybody's life for the matter? Do you ever ponder the thought where you know that you can do less than give your absolute best and it will still be OK, not good or not the best, but OK....

Each day, we as individuals, are faced with the opportunity to be the BEST or just be average, normal, even mediocre....but here is an awesome story that each and everyone of us can learn from.....Always doing the right thing, irregardless of the consequenses, is Always the RIGHT THING!!! click on the link below to watch a video of some high school girls who did the right thing....and get a kleenex, it may make you cry.