Sunday, April 27, 2014

Missing You

The Calendar Girls are at it again!
The month has flown by and I had to think long and hard about this challenge.
Carol is our hostess and here is what she asked us to create:
"For you challenge this month I thought quite a bit about the challenge. As you know, we will be posting after Easter so with that in mind I thought I'd do a Mothers Day challenge. When I was a child my mom would encourage my dad to get little carnation corsages in pink or red for each of us girls and mom to wear to church on Mothers Day. According to her (and the intranet), if a woman's mother was alive the females in the family would don a red or pink flower (mostly carnations, but not a rule) and if her mom had passed, the female would wear a white flower, and would visit the grave of her mom and place a white carnation on her grave. My mom's dad would do this when she was a child and mom loved the tradition. What I would like you to do this month is create a card or project using the color that would describe your mom. As an extra I would like for you to share a special memory of your mom from when you were little (if you are comfortable with that) so we can learn a bit about the wonderful ladies who raised such beautiful paper crafters... 

My mother passed away six years ago, so I feel that I was lucky to have had her in my life forty plus years!  When I was young, she would sew us matching dresses.  This is probably NOT my fondest But, it is memorable!  My father had passed away when I was 13 and my siblings were out of the house already at that time, so we became a duo to be reckoned with.  When I was 16, she decided we needed a smaller car (Couldn't she have decided this before I learned to drive in a 76 Cadillac Eldorado ~ two door?) we went to the car dealer.  She had never bought a car as she depended on my dad for all things financial.  We test drove and decided on a much smaller car; AND, she leaves the haggling to me.  I did get us great value for the Caddy and low, low payments....  I wonder what that car salesman thought?  Another favorite memory occurred just after college.  I moved two hours away from Mom, but still went home quite often.  She would call with the most bizarre questions...just to get me to visit.  A favorite was when she asked me to come explain her phone bill to her.  I told her to call my sister since she worked for the phone  Mom and I had lots of fun!  I miss her everyday, but know that she looks down upon me and my family ~ probably shaking her head quite a bit! but always with a smile on her face!

My card is made from all stash items.....kept in simple with just card stock, a simple sentiment from amuse|studio, some little rhinestones and a ribbon, and the use of a hollyhock die from memory box.

Thanks for stopping by!
Make sure to check out the rest of the Calendar Girls!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Girly Duel

It is the15th...... You know what that means....
A duel between the Dazzlers and the Divas!

Kadie and I (as hostesses) decided to go with a more general theme rather that a seasonal or holiday one this month.

We are having a "Girl's Night Out"!  

Who doesn't like to spend some time with their bff's??  On top of making your card why don't we share who our longest friend is and our favorite thing to do with that person.  

The Dazzler kit includes:
Wood Embellishments ~ Prima's Princess Collection
Metal Index Tabs ~ Making Memories
Asst'd Ribbon ~ my stash
Card Stock ~ Sugar N Spice, Coffee, and Fuschia Fizz  by Coordination
DP ~ Pink Swirls and Pink Gingham by Paper Pizazz
     ~ Paper Jazzy by ColorBok
Sequins ~ Teresa Collins
Stamp Set ~ Ginger Snaps Celebrate by C.C. Designs stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black

My BFF, Cheryl, has been my friend since grade school!  We have gone to the prom together, learned to drive at about the same time, been in each other's wedding, vacationed name it.  We just like to spend time with each other!!  We scrapped together and she introduced me to stamping!  We even get to do that on occasion together!

I think I will even send this card off to her!

Make sure you visit the rest of the Dazzlers and the Diva team.....they love luv too!

Hugs, April

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

All God's Children

The Carriers of Faith April Challenge from Carol is: "All God's Children".

For your card/project and/or photo, please create something depicting a baby, child, teen, adult ("as we are all special in his eyes")

Scripture: "And Jesus took a child and put him in this midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me. " ~Mark 9:36-37
The DP's are from Prima and the card stock was from my stash.  The only embellishment I used was some SU! Dazzling Details.  I didn't think it needed much more.  The darling image was a gift from someone many moons ago, so if you know where he is from, let me know.  And, the sentiment is part of a great set (hand scripted) from amuse|studio.  I used the current challenge #309 at Techno Stamper.

Check out our hop and these Lady Carriers of Faith all love luv!!

April (me)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Time for the new challenge for the team at the {PIN}spirational Blog!

Here's the PIN:

My sponsored digi is from:
And here is my easy peasy colorblock card using the colors in the Pin!!

Check out the rest of the DT and you have a week to enter ~ let's see whatcha got!

Monday, April 7, 2014

One More Challenge Card

Unity has a monthly challenge and since I was organizing my area, decided to play along with one of my favorite itty bitty's!

I used the challenge color scheme along with the sketch.  DP is Bo Bunny Modern Miss and every thing else is from my stash!

There are still two days left to play along.....come join me?


Friday, April 4, 2014

A Week of Challenges

I finally took time to craft!
Decided to do a different challenge each day.....pretty cool that I actually pulled it off!
You will notice the same purple used on two different is what you get when you don't clean up from a project!  Also, the same yellow comes into play too....not sure I am a creature of habit or just too lazy to get out new card stock when a scrap is staring me in the face??  You decide!

So, here is my week in review:

Thanks for stopping by!