Sunday, May 29, 2011

Family Happenings...

WOW!! Time is just flying by. We are so busy with the end of the year activity. I can't believe K is now done with elementary school. Next year she will be moving to a 5-6 building next year. My little Nat is finishing Kindergarten.

Here is my oldest. She is so sweet and forgiving. Her classmates described her as kind and funny - what more could a Mom ask for??

Here's my little Nat. She was adorable in her Teddy Bear Play!!

Nat and her Kindergarten teacher who was also Kendra's teacher.

I have been crafty the past 2 weekends so I'll be stopping by to share some of my work as well as some challenges that will be taking place in June.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by.
Blessings and Hugs,

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I'm very excited to announce .......

there's a new site in town!!!!!!!


Today is the official opening of Paper Creations Ink!! This site is the creation of my friend Sara and her fiance Michael.  They've put a lot of time and effort into setting up a site that's a little different!! Here's what Sara has to say about the new site -

Michael and I (Sara) wanted to create a place where you could find a wealth of knowledge, read about the current events that are taking place around the paper crafting community, discover more ways to be able to make a difference by being involved with a special cause, and be able to have FUN while creating. Isn’t that one of the main reasons we all have come to love paper crafting?

The site will have a list of causes to support with our papercrafting.  You will also find challenges, tutorials, event information, and other exciting news!! We hope you'll stop by often!!

The challenges will be posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. So let's get started with our first challenge - a Sketch!!! It will run from May 15th at 12:00am CST to May 31st 11:59 pm CST.

I used an image from my Unity Kit of the Month - March 2011

I hope you'll play along!! Thanks for coming by!!
Blessings and Hugs,

Saturday, May 14, 2011

In A Scrap Creation OWH Blog Hop!!!!

It's In A Scrap Creations' very first blog hop. I am so excited to be part of the hop because it's not only about In A Scrap Creation because we are also doing a OWH preview. OWH stands for Operation Write Home. Some of the design team created cards for the troops to use to send back to their families when they are deployed. These will be sent to OWH to be distributed to the troops abroad. 

I decided to post my hero thank you card. These are also sent with the cards overseas to thank all the wonderful men and women serving in the armed forces so far from home!!

There are specific guidelines you need to follow if you want to join us in making cards for the troops.  You will find them here.
We'd love it if you created our own card and/or cards to ship to OWH. If you do, please post it on your blog and link it in the comment section of the post on the IASC blog.

This is also our IASC new release weekend. This month is "Silly Owls"...the set is $3 and you get 6 images (that's only 50 cents each)...these are pre-coloured and ready to use for your quick card needs. You will find them listed here.

I'm really sorry I didn't get a sample using these fun new images so I'll get one posted ASAP!!
You'll definitely want to check out all the wonderful creations from each of the DT members!! Here's a complete list of blogs on the hop. Be sure to leave a comment at each stop so you'll be entered in a drawing for the Silly Owl set.
Thanks for hopping! Blessings and Hugs!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


"Drop By And Shop 'Til You Drop!"
Yep you read it right -- Tracey has all her images in the "What's New" Section on sale for $1.00!!!! Don't miss this AWESOME sale!! You'll want to check out the other sections while you're there!!
Here's a card I made using one of my new favorites --
I am also entering it into the following challenges
  Crazy for Challenges - anything goes
  Make it Monday - anything goes
  Sweet Sketch Sunday - sketch

Enjoy the sale! Thanks for stopping by! Blessings and Hugs!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Get Hippity with Ippity Challenge #2

Happy Monday all!!! Have you seen all the beautiful creations in the second Get Hippity with Ippity Challenge.  All you need to do is use flowers as your main image!! You do not have to use Ippity/Unity images but if you have them we would love to see them!! Also if you use, Ippity/Unity images you do get your name in the drawing twice!! :-) 

There are so many talented crafters out there and I am being very inspired!!

Here's a card created using Unity's Kit of the Month from January 2011 and the sentiment is also from Unity -- Sending My Love. 
Remember this is a month long challenge -- you have until May 30th to enter!! One lucky winner will receive the following Ippity set -  Now and Always.

Second place will recieve this adorable Itty Bitty - Time and Season
So let's keep those awesome entries coming!! Remember Aletha can meet all your Ippity needs at her wonderful site.  Thanks for coming by!!

Blessings and Hugs!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Month, New Start

Hello!! I am finally getting my life prioritized and organized!! I think it's finally coming together - God, Family, Friends, Crafting... I'm setting a few goals in each area.

Our family has started a new journey over the past year. We have learned that our youngest DD has some challenges and we are all adjusting to them. It has definitely meant changing how and when we do things but we are so blessed that it is not anything life threatening. It does however keep me from always being able to do what I need to do!! So just bear with me!!

As for my crafting, I've decided to work towards creating at least 1x a week and posting at least 3x to my blog. We'll see how it goes. I know that in about 6 weeks life will definitely get easier since I'll be on summer vacation.

I don't have any new projects to share today but do want to share a few challenges and other happenings around the web -

Get Hippity with Ippity - Our 2nd challenge is posted -
Flowers, flowers, and more flowers. Your challenge is to use a flower image as your main focal point of your project. I'm noodling a few ideas for this one to share with you as the month goes on!!You do not have to use an Ippity or Unity stamp. If you do use one your name will be entered twice. We want to see any projects, cards, scrapbook pages, ATC, wall art, journals, etc.whatever you'd like to share we'd love to see!!

The Latte Lounge -
A new progressive challenge this month. Each week the challenge remains the same but something new gets added. Check here for all the details!
Digi day is coming Saturday May 21st from 8-10PM - fun and challenges to be had by all.

Finally - Tracey is having her first Dollar Day on Tuesday May 10th at The Stamping Boutique. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!!

Thanks as always for stopping by!! Blessings and Hugs!!