Saturday, May 30, 2009

Blog Award from Dawne

I got this blog award from Dawne of Dawney's Delights. Tee hee...I'm tickled! : ) Thank you so much Dawne.

I was just thinking about this today... Dawne MUST be an angel. Why? You ask. Not only because she's such a dear friend, and it's not for the many things that she does for me or with me. I only made the connection today...but the same day that I lost someone very dear to me was also the day that I was blessed with an acquaintance that grew into a dear, dear friend. As the saying goes, "Friends are Angels in Disguise"...and I truly believe that! I bet Granny checks up on me every now and then and sees me laughing with Dawne. She can rest peacefully now, her youngest Granddaughter has an Angel to keep her smiling. : )

Well, I hope to work on some things this weekend and get it posted.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Blog Candy Alert - SuperStar Taelyn

In honor of her SuperStar daughter, Taelyn, Joy from A Place to be Me has a SWEET blog candy give away until Sunday. She has MANY ideas to share as well, so go and check out her blog. I wish I had her creativity!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Inspiration Award

I've been so wrapped up in work the past couple of weeks, that I haven't had the energy when I got home to do much else, so the only crafting I've done was to make things that people asked for. I've been meaning to post this for over a week, so I wanted to start this long weekend off by posting a blog award that I received.

I received this Inspiration Award from Joy.

Here are the rules...
1) link back to the person who gave it to you
2) put the picture/award on your blog
3) you can nominate anyone and as many as you choose
4) leave a fact that no one knows about you
5) leave a comment on the blog that gave you this award

I was going to nominate a whole bunch of people, but I saw that Joy, beat me to the punch... but there are a few other people that weren't listed on Joy's that inspire me and who's blogs that I visit often as often as I can.

Chris of Mudmaven Designs
Deb of a Stamp and a Song
Fay of My Stamping Creations

Of course and there's Dawne (who Joy already nominated, but I just HAVE to nominate her again). Dawne is an inspriation to many... AND especially to me. In such a short time, Dawne has become an integral part of my life...and I'm so very lucky to be able to call her my BFF.

There is one other person who I'd like to nominate, but she doesn't have a blog. She's the one who actually got me started on all of this and I'm very thankful for that...CATHY. The day that I met her, was the day that my life changed. I know, sounds dramatic... but because of Cathy's enthusiasm about card making and other projects and her willingness to share with me her knowledge....she inspired me to dust off my stamps and start making things again and she introduced me to the blogging world and without this, I would never have met such wonderful people.

FACT: When I'm in a certain mood, I can spend HOURS sitting in one spot focussing on 1 thing that really shouldn't be such a big deal (and it's usually a task that might take someone 15 minutes to complete) folding all the recycled shopping bags...I actually enjoy this.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mom's out there. It takes a lot to be a good Mom...besides all the love they possess and provide, they need a lot of courage, patience, compassion, and understanding. It takes a lot of work to be a good Mom, but you always make it look so easy!!!

We had an early Mother's Day dinner last night. Here's the mini Mom's Day gift that I gave to my Mom, Aunty, and my sister. I used the Sizzix little package template. Paper Shapers flower punch , Stampin' Up circle punch, and Martha Stewart Crafts ribbons. The sentiment is from Dandelion Designs. It was a quick and simple project...but made with lot of love.

I started this project at Jen's House for her get together on Friday night... I met some very talented ladies all working on their projects...played with Jen's cutie, Cyrus, and had a lot of fun laughing with eveyone. Jen demonstrated the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge for me and I was just amazed with the result. So many little pieces that she had to glue down... WOW... Jen also gave us a little gift. So sweet. In a little box, she included some cute embelishments. She also gave each of us this pink bracelet for Breast Cancer Awareness, visit Thanks Jen!!! It was a lot of fun!

Look at what Dawne got for me. I had been looking for this stamp for about a month now...I don't know why I was so attracted to this stamp. It must be his huge eyes and his innocent look. : ) She's so sweet... she knew that I was looking for it, so she looked it up online and bought it for me. She's so sneaky... she didn't say a word about it and she surprised me with it. She was so excited to give it to me, you should've seen the look on her face, but then again, you should've seen the look on my face too. I'm so lucky to have a friend like her. Thanks so much Dawne.

Sorry for the long post... I just wanted to get this out today. I have a lot of things to still do today and I gotta get a move on...

I made this card for my Mom... like me, she LOVES cats, so I dug out this kitty image in a window. Tried to give the kitty some dimension that you can probably only in the close up of the window.
My Mom is one of those very special people. She is a wonderful Mom... full of love and compassion. She loves my sister and I unconditionally and she supports ALL in that we do, whether she may agree with us or not. She gives us her two cents, but she supports our decisions and never fails us. That's the kind of Mom that I hope to be someday!

Hope you ALL have a wonderful day...

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Aloha RAK from Erin in Ohio

This is the Aloha RAK that I received from Erin in Ohio... love her color combo...: ) and look at all the goodies she sent with her RAK. She is so generous! Thanks Erin!


I volunteered to make a Congratulations Card from our office for a co-worker. I wanted to keep it simple...but yet add in some color. The stamp is from Stampendous. I used groovy guava ink from stampin' up to ink the image. Also used a sizzix embossing plate to give the background some texture. The ribbon is from Martha Stewart.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Happy Birthday Jennie!

I made this card for my friend Jennie in Colorado. She likes cats, just like me. I think it's safe to post it now... because I think she got her card in the mail by yesterday. Her birthday was on May 1st... so shame on me for sending it out late. Happy Belated Birthday Jennie!

RAK from Joy

Omigosh...I was so happy when I opened my mail and found this cute RAK from Joy. It was a wonderful surprise. She created the cute bag and personalized it just for me with my FAVE Chococat. She even included those goodies...I forgot to take a picture of the cute card that she also included...another personalized item with an "N" for Nicky! She's so sweet... : ) She makes some really awesome stuff and she's so talented. I'm so fortunate to be the receiver of such a generous RAK. Check our her blog for her "Ohh" so cute creations! Thank you, Joy!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Aloha RAK for Erin from Ohio

I was a little late in sending Erin her Aloha Monthly RAK for April. I got it out last week Monday though... at least before the end of April. April's Aloha RAK was hosted by Tracy from Tracy's Happy Place. I was partnered with Erin from Ohio. This is the card that I made for her. I stamped the image (Juju's Tiny Treasures) with Palette Ink on acetate...then used clear glue and different colors of glitter to give color and shine to the image. It took a long time, but I was happy with the results. I hope she liked the card.

Jen from Pieces of Me will be hosting future Aloha RAKs, but I missed the sign ups for May, so I wont be participating this month.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Another Hello Kitty!

I got this Sizzix die from Dawne for my birthday... Look at how cute Hello Kitty is. I've been enjoying using my Big Shot. I also used a nestability die on shimmer cardstock to try to add some dimension to the card, but it didn't really work out as I had envisioned it.