Saturday, April 25, 2009

MTTC01 & Tomorrow...

Whew! It has been a CrAzY couple of days... My Uncle John is in the ICU - if you pray, please say a little prayer for him - he was diagnosed with glioblastoma (brain cancer) in 2005, which does not have a good prognosis. He has been a fighter and still refuses to give up :) BTW, he tells everyone that I'm his favorite :) (yes, it does swell my head every time I hear it) We took Abby to DollyWood and the lake yesterday. It was a nice little get-a-way, but there is no place like home! Here are some of my favorite pics from earlier today - just had to share:

I wanted to submit my Timeless challenge in time for the blog hop, but guess what? I took a nap and missed it LOL!
I made this as a just because for my mommy. She is always doing things for me and is my "go-to" person on everything! If you ever read this mommy, "I too"!
Here was my color inspiration - with all that has went on in the past couple of days, I needed a tropical moment to slow down and unwind...

Here is what I came up with:

Bath & Body Works was having a sell on their Wall Flowers and
Wall Flower refills this weekend, so I decided to get her some refills!

I hope you enjoy! I had hoped to do the color challenge also, but did not have ANY cardstock that resembled grey and one of the other colors (note to self - will add to PTI order on 5-15)
Don't forget that tomorrow night is when Lauren (MyTime) will send out her emails :) Good luck to everyone!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MyTime's (Lauren's) DT Call Sketches & Submissions

While I had hoped for a pretty day where I could take the photos of my cards outside - alas I did not get my wish. Well, let me change that a little - it was a pretty day, but I was inside seeing patients all day!
I am so excited to be taking part in MyTime's DT call! The following cards are my attempts! *cross your fingers* I believe she is going to chose at the end of the week :) I was worried I would not get to enter due to internet problems earlier in the week, so glad we had the whole week!!

(Other than the first card, which is supplies from PaperPlayGround kit of the month - April, all items are PaperTreyInk.)

If you happened to notice the color combo in the last two cards is the same - please note it is not from a lack of supplies! There is definitely plenty of product that comes through the doors of this house every month, however I like to use what I have. I am getting into the habit of using a whole sheet of paper instead of just part of it for one project, then being left with scrap that I never use. Using leftovers has been a great way for me to make an "extra" card to have on hand! A lot of times, you can duplicate one card easily with the materials you already have :) It's a great time and money saver!

God Bless You,

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hillbilly Friday!

Happy Hillbilly Days! If you are not from Eastern Kentucky, or do not know about the Shriner's organization, you are probably going "hu?"! Hillbilly Days is part of our tradition and culture here in the mountains. Every year we celebrate with a 3 day event that raises money for the Shriner's Children's hospital. It is so fun, with food, music, crafts, and games/rides for the kids!

Today's card was made for my boss. Happy Birthday Mavis! I used mainly PTI goodies with a little hemp, fabric, pearls, and a misc flower thrown in for fun! Hope you enjoy!

God Bless You,

Sunday, April 12, 2009

He is Risen! - Happy Easter!

I hope today finds you blessed beyond measures, knowing the true meaning of the Easter Season. Today found us up bright and early, leaving the house to be at church for the 6:00 am sunrise service. It was truly a blessing. The little one has truly enjoyed church and her gifts from the bunny, too ;)
Since we hunted eggs yesterday with our Sunday School, today we decided to chase bubbles at home instead. She is so precious, and I am so blessed to have her!
A while back, Nicole shared a little cutie of an idea on her blog that I had to imitate for Easter gifts! Super cute, easy, fun, and chocolate! Its a new twist on nugget candies! Thanks for "hopping"by today :)

God Bless You,

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Day Before Easter :)

It seems every time I make a decision to blog more, something happens that prevents me from doing so. This time...a sinus infection. Ugh! I think it is starting to get the best of me, but come Monday I will get some abx and be kicking again!
I have been creating though - just doing some SIMPLE scrapbook pages of Abby's birthday to stick in her album, and I do mean S-I-M-P-L-E! I am not very good at photographing my scrapbook pages to share either, so the one page I made that I would have liked to share, sits lonely in my album waiting for me to learn to takes its picture!
Tomorrow is Easter and we are so excited. Yesterday found me taking a trip to a local children's boutique on lunch to buy hair bows... I showed great restraint by coming home with only hair bows :) I also worked with a new camera lends in the evening and came up with this precious picture...
My card today is for the 2 Sketches challenge and found me trying a color I really do not like. I guess it is because I have such trouble using the color and making it work with anything.

(Paper: PTI and Basic Grey, Stamps - Tags for Spring by PTI, Cuttlebug embossing folders, misc. ribbon, jute, PTI ink, vintage button from PTI)
Whatever this Saturday morning finds you doing, I hope it finds you with the blessings of our Lord abundantly. We are supposed to be going to an Easter party and egg hunt later this morning, however since I am the only one out of bed in this household, I am enjoying this wee bit of quiet time.

God Bless You,