Sunday, May 12, 2013

Update on Life.......

Hello my friends--I know it has been a long time but want to bring you up to speed on what has been going on.  If you did not know I was laid off from the company I worked for in Dallas for the past 6 years in March.  I needed to focus on my job search and what seeking what God had in store for my life.  We things have started to settle down a bit and boy has life taken a crazy turn in the last two months.  I no longer live in Dallas.  That's right folks--I have packed up and am moving to the Miami Ft. Lauderdale area.  I received a wonderful job offer from a well known apparel company after just 5 weeks of searching.  I am one week into the job and really liking the people and the opportunity to build this life in Florida.  Never thought of moving here but here is where I find me.  I have found a place to live and will be heading back to Dallas for a few days to load up and move all my stuff--which there is a ton.  So in looking at everything and what it is going to take to get up and running again my goal is to be back to crafting after the July 4th Holiday.  I know that is a long time to be away but God sent me on a journey that I needed to travel--on this journey I have found peace, happiness, and joy in my everyday life once again--things I had lost.  I am still following the blogs and seeing what everyone is posting and finding that passion to cut and paste and be creative.  I can't wait to get all my stuff here and my new scrap area set up so I can be creative once again.  In my new space it is separate from the rest of my townhouse and away from distractions and it has a window!  Natural light--oh how I have missed you.
I can't wait to start sharing with you all once again.
Make this a great one-

Saturday, March 30, 2013

It's a blog hop!!!!!!!!!!!

GOOD MORNING!  Hope you holiday weekend is off to a great start.  Today Pink by Design is teaming up with Lovebug Creations and their rumple ribbon for an awesome Blog Hop
Not only will you see some great ways to use Pink by Design stamps but some killer ways to use ribbon on your projects as well.
I wanted to have a white card base but needed to have a way to anchor the ribbon--so I simply cut another white pc 1/4" smaller than the card base.  This allowed me to still have the white card I wanted and a way to hide my ribbon ends.  TIP-i never never never wrap my ribbon all the way around I always fake it.   The Lovebug Creations rumple ribbon I used for this are Caddy Blue, Olive You, and Sunset my fav!!!!!

So your next stop is Tanya: http://scrappinkymomma.blogspot.com
If you are just joining us head on over to Lovebug Creations blog to start from the top.

Have a great weekend-

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Colorful Smile

Hello everyone--Today I though I would share a colorful smile--the past couple of weeks have been one long trial for me.  So I felt like I needed some color and a smile.  The stamp is PBD and the paper punch is from fiskers.


I am starting to get back to some what of a normal day--when you get laid off and it comes as a surprise it sort of knocks the wind out of your sails.  I have been wrapped up in seeking direction for my next career move and networking to help get that next job.  Not that I want to count any chickens before they hatch but the good lord has sent a few things my way and I do know that it will all be alright.  When one door closes another one will open.  I am grateful for all prayers as I know they work.
Make it a great one-

Friday, March 15, 2013

Pink By Design Release Blog Hop

Hello there peeps--I know it's been awhile but now I know I will have more time to craft--long story but if you all could just keep me in your prayers I would be forever grateful.  Now on to the real point of this post--the PINK BY DESIGN NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!  There are so many great projects for you all today and mine of course is simple and easy.
This stamp set is so cute.  Full of fun sentiments that will bring a smile to every kid and kid at heart's face.  I also used a spring mount from Closet to My Heart on the Dino to make him pop off and wiggle.
The Dino shapes are perfect for coloring but I stamped on a pattern paper and colored in his spots.
This set is called DINO-MITE

  I will be using this sentiment again but next time with a turtle die cut how cute will that be!
Your next stop on this blog hop is the last and it is over at PINK BY DESIGN BLOG just click through.  Don't forget we have a live u-stream tonight at 7:30 CST on the Pink by Design channel.  You must check it out--they are always such fun.  We will be making a project as well and all that you need is listed over at Pink by Design Blog!
Make it a great one-

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dry Embossing

So today I have another post over at Pink By Design--it's tip and technique Wednesday and this week is one of my favs--dry embossing.
It's easy, clean, and packs a big punch!
Here is one of the projects for today--
Head on over to check out all the fun--www.pinkbydesignstamps.com
See you back here on Friday with another fun project.
Make it a great one-

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pink by Design Challange

Hey everyone--sorry for last week--I will post the winners on Tuesday.  I was in Vegas for work and again my real job gets in the way of my fun hobby!  Story of my life.

Well there is a fun challenge going on over at Pink by Design this week and it's sweet treats--anything that involves a sweet treat--a card, layout, gift, tag, etc--no limits on the type of project.
Here is what I did--every week there are prizes so head on over and join in the fun.

Head on over to Pink by Design blog and start linking--www.pinkbydesignstamps.com
Make it a great one-

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pink By Design Valentine's Day Blog Hop



Hey Hey there--it's Valentine's Day and we are bring you a great blog hop brought to you by Pink By Design!  I am stop number two!

I made a really simple but fun card to make--and I love the finished product.

 It's a simple A2 white card base but easily dressed up.  I started by stamping the sentiment in the corner.  Then I stamped the sub on white and in the pattern paper.  Once I selected the portions I wanted to be patterned I simply cut it out and glued it on.  I used some CTMH glitter gel in the small circles (which actually have hearts under them).  
I then used the bubble stamp and CTMH Ruby ink to stamp the air bubbles.  I took glassy accents and added drops to each to make the shiny and pretty cool if you ask me.
I attached the sub to the card with a wobbler--I simply love these things!

This week I am giving away a D sized CTMH stamp set and if any of this weeks post get 50 plus comments I will give away another each of those posts as well--so many chances to win all you have to do is leave a comment! Easy right?

OK so your next top on the blog hop is :
Gloria at  www.gloriasgoofycraftspot.blogspot.com 

There are some great projects and an amazing prize--so start hopping!

 
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