Wednesday, June 30, 2010

my poor, neglected & lonely blog...

Hard to believe that it has been a whole week since posting here...I'd say that means I am busy (or rather WE are busy!)

The boys have finished up harvest - both working for local farmers...really pretty disgusted because I didn't do a very good job of picture taking this year, but here are a few:

Joel - his first summer helping a farmer - so proud of him!  But he really did NOT want mom out there taking photos...can you tell???

Joel - in charge of the grain cart!

Jeremy - caught him headed to town with a load of wheat. This is his 4th summer working on the farm!  Like I've said before...time flies!

Makes me just a teensy bit nervous...

There's just nothing quite like a gorgeous Kansas sunset :o)

What else have we been up to?  Oh yeah...the boys have played in 2 weekend basketball tournaments, so I've enjoyed sitting in super comfy bleachers...NOT!!!  Then last Sunday, we made a trip to Dodge City for some last minute items that Jeremy needed to prepare for his mission trip to Colombia...he leaves in 2 days...keep him & his team in your thoughts & prayers...thank you!!!  While in Dodge City, we treated ourselves to Toy Story 3!  What a great movie...& the 3D is amazing!

Last, but not LEAST!  I recently had another Scrapjazz article publish...a product review of Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety paper crafting are a few of the projects that I created for the article:

Isn't this line just adorable?  & this card went together super easy & quick!  (Blogger is not being my friend right now...I can't get this photo to center!?!)

I used a simple sky blue colored gift bag, added some Garden Variety & ta-da!  Perfect for something fresh out of your garden as a gift to someone special!

Well, that's it for now!  Gotta go get something scrappy done...I'm putting together a journal for Jeremy to take on his mission easy place for him to jot down notes, thoughts, emotions...what an amazing opportunity for him...more on that later!

Thanks for stopping by!  Take care!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

oh my, how time flies...

oh my, how time flies...

20 years ago today...

I said "I do"...

to a wonderful man...

what a great husband...

and father...

I love you Kevin!  Happy Anniversary!

Here's a quick photo share...a few of my favorites from our recent trip to Vegas!

Hanging with the Blue Man Group...

Gorgeous flowers, huh!?!  I think this was @ Flamingo...

Having a great time in downtown Vegas...

Enjoying dinner @ Diegos, MGM Grand...


So how about something scrappy?  My latest article over at Scrapjazz posted yesterday - I did the June Color Combo challenge and used this photo as the inspiration:

And here's the layout I created...I used photos of my nieces & nephew, taken by their mom, Lynn.  Cute kiddos for sure!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this layout turned out!!!  It is definitely one of my all time FAVES!  I framed it up & gave it to Lynn...just because :o)

Speaking of Lynn & her brother, Brian (Lynn's hubby) recently deployed with the Army National Guard...please keep him & his family in your thoughts & prayers!

Well, that's it for today...I have a layout to share's another one I did using a Sketchy Thursdays sketch...LOVE those things!

Thanks for stopping by!  Take care!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hurry...go VOTE for your favorite :o)

Hi all!  Made it back from vacation...we spent 4 nights in Las Vegas!!!  We had a was so nice to get away, but it is ALWAYS so nice to be back home :o)  I hope to share some photos soon...

I just wanted to share some exciting NEWS!!!  My layout "don't blink" has been chosen as a finalist for the Sketchy Thursdays July GDT Sketch challenge!!!  I'm so many amazing entries!  Now it's up to you...go on over to Sketchy Thursdays to VOTE for your favorite...(pick me!!! ha, ha!!!)  You have until Wednesday @ noon, so don't delay!!!

As always...thanks for stopping by!  Take care!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Quick Scrapjazz article...& un-PLUG-ing...

Hi all!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend...don't they just go by too fast!?!

I wanted to share the link to my latest Scrapjazz article :o)  I did a Step By Step article on creating a cute little circle scallop shaped card...go HERE to see the article!

Here's the card....happy hello...

I think it turned out so stinkin' cute!  It is headed with me tomorrow for my mom...she had both knees replaced on Wednesday this week & is still in the hospital...thought this would cheer her up!

I'm going to un-PLUG for several looking forward to it!  I will share all about it in my next post...

Thanks for stopping by!  Take care!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

don't blink...

It is so true what they say..."Don't blink...your kids will grow up in a heartbeat..."

I used to be like, "yeah, right..."

But then guess what happened...yep, you guessed it...time is flying little boys have turned into wonderful young men...they make me so proud :o)

As soon as I saw the July Guest Designer sketch challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays, I knew that the recent photo of my boys would be perfect.

I just did a little flip of the sketch & here's what I came up with:

Something *new for me* that I tried on this layout is the fun doodle line around the edge...I've seen it done by others but had never been brave enough to give it a me a perfectionist, but it's really hard for me to do stuff freehand...I think it turned out pretty good :o)

Also, brand spankin' new product on this layout includes the Jillibean Soup Corrugated Kraft Alpha and the Core'dinations Core Impressions Cosmo Cricket cardstock (thanks to Diana-part of the goodies I won on her blog!)  LOVE that you can sand the Core'dinations cardstock & it reveals the cool pattern...

Here's a close up of the alpha...I inked the edges and then popped a few up with foam adhesive.

I picked up some 7 Gypsies stickers @ Hobby Lobby...I can tell that they are going to become a favorite of mine :o)

Great sayings, huh?!?  LOVE these stickers!!!


8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock (bulk purchase @ Walmart)
Core'dinations Core Impressions Cosmo Cricket
PP-The Paper Studio-Rulers
PP-daisy d's-Classic Blocks (love to use older supplies!!!)
Jillibean Soup-Corrugated Kraft Alphas
Making Memories-tiny alpha-white on black
Versa Magic chalk ink-Midnight Black
Martha Stewart journaling pen
7 Gypsies-Inspire stickers
Date stamp
Sand paper

Thanks for stopping by!  Take care!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

missing these boys...

Just wanted to share this great photo of my kiddos that I took recently...they are @ a team football camp right now & I'm just missing them!  Such great young men...LOVE you guys!  They get home on Thursday & can't wait to see them...

I really want to share something scrappy, but don't have anything ready...I did the June Color Combo for Scrapjazz, so I will be sharing that with you as soon as it posts!  I LOVE the layout I it's been tough keeping it under wraps :o)

Thanks for stopping by!  Take care!