Sunday, May 20, 2012

5/20 Monthly Reveal is here!!!!!

Welcome to our May Reveal!

Faith will be offering 20% off the new release for 3 days, so make sure you check it out!!

She has come out with some FAB images once again!  I like that there are a couple geared towards the men in our lives, especially with Father's Day just around the corner. Make sure you start at the beginning of the reveal hop to make sure you don't miss anything. Each of the DT gals has created such beautiful creations - I don't want you to miss them  : )

If you get lost at any point, please start over again on the D2D blog. Reveal order is as follows:

 1. D2D Blog
 2. Katie
 3. Michelle H.
 4. Debbie
 5. Pat
 6. Michelle P.
 7. Kathy

You should have come here from Katie's blog~Both Sides of the Paper
My dad was in the Navy & Coast Guard, and it seems we were always around lighthouses.  My dad LOVES lighthouses, and I think the older I get, I am really starting to appreciate them as well.  So, I obviously choose Lighthouse as one of my images!!
My dad has always tried to teach me how to tie knots.  So I thought that would be a nice touch instead of a ribbon or flower on this card.  I didn't have any rope, so the square knot isn't quite as nice - but you get the point.

For my next card, I used Monkey Around.  He is just too darn cute!!!!! I immediately saw browns and green when I started doing this card. 

This is a very versatile image that can be used in so many ways!  Birthday, miss you, hang in there!!  The DP I used on this is from DCWV's Green Stack, which is 70% recycled paper.  It's a little hard to see, but there are vines running thru it and I thought it would be great for this card.

Well........onto our next stop Debbie~Live Life Loud

Here is a link to the New Release category in the store

Don't forget to leave some love on each DT members blog as they will be choosing 1 lucky person to win an image!  



DYSU ~ Landscapes
Stamping Scrapping ~ Dad/Masculine 
The Crafty Pad ~ BINGO (mine was Ribbon, Flowers, Bling)
Aud Sentiments ~ Dad, Daddy, Papa
Paper and Such ~ Dad

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day !!

I hope you all had a great Mother's Day ~ I did!!  My parents stopped, along w/my son and his 2 daughters today and we just hung around, had some fun, cooked out on the grill, and went for a short walk.  And to top it off, the weather was just beautiful - 72 and mostly sunny - PERFECT!!

Here is the card I created for my mother:

She LOVED it!!! I used my new Sizzix Hero Arts stamp & die-cut set.  All together is has 3 different flowers, a ladybug and a bee.  For the sentiment, I just "whipped' up something on the computer in Word, added some bling and there you have it!  I really like the way it turned out. 

Well......this tired mama is off to bed!!  See you again real soon!


Alphabet Challenge Blog ~ G for Garden
DYSU ~ Use a Flower
The Corrosive Challenge ~ Flowers, Doilies and Bling - OH MY!!
The Pink Elephant ~ All About Mom
Celebrate the Occasion ~ Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

More Happy Birthday........

As you seen from my last post - a great friend and co-worker recently celebrated her 50th birthday.  I offered to make the card for her for all of us co-workers to sign.  I just LOVE Bugaboo stamps and especially Stella!  She is such a hoot!

This image is Stella Birthday - one more candle. I put the sentiment on the inside that goes along with this image.  It reads "What's one more friggin candle"....LOL

SO glad she liked it  : )  Hope you did too ~ till next time!


One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Celebrations
Totally Stampalicious ~ Sparkle, Shine, Glitter and Glam
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Spots and Dots
Squigglefly ~ Use Stickles

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Happy Birthday

This past Sunday, a co-worker/friend was celebrating her 50th birthday!!  She had also been off of work for 2 weeks due to a knee surgery.  When she came back to work on Monday, we all dressed in black and totally decorated our office space w/awesome 50th and 'senior' moment decorations.  My boss and her are very close friends and asked if I could make a card for her birthday.  I said sure....why not!  I wanted it to be 'cheery' and upbeat especially after her surgery.

I had recently bought this Stampin Up set ~ Sassy Suzie ~ off of Craigslist and couldn't wait to use it! She thought it was awesome!!!


By The Cute and Girly~Spring Is All Around
The Pink Elephant~Spring Time
Dream Valley Challenges~For a Special Lady
Aud Sentiments~Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour~Anything Goes
Paper Pretties~Flowers~ either paper flowers, die cuts, embellishments or floral paper etc.