Saturday, April 30, 2011

SOCCER & "treat" TUBES from SRM

Camryn's little soccer team has had a pretty good season...up to this last weekend winning every game but one...last weekend they played an undefeated team...and we ended up losing :( ...the other team was just stronger and better skilled then we were...the girls put up a good fight and never gave up...couldn't have asked for anything else...

...last weekend I was in charge of "treats" for my daughter's soccer team...we decided to do something a little different than the usual after game snacks...I made the girls something special :)

...I love making these TUBES from SRM...I also used their We've Got Your Stickers Plus #54003 THANKS.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 29, 2011

...some forgotten projects...

I have been trying to clean up my computer...and I found a couple of projects I forgot to share...
I used these ADORABLE images by Jane Beljo...

...for this one I used...Boris the Bunny...isn't he just the cutest! I think so :)

...and here I used Sweet Froggy who is very sweet indeed!

Both Boris the Bunny and Sweet Froggy are PERFECT for your cards and other paper crafting! I paired both with some SRM stickers and TaDa!!! I made something nice to give away! :) You should grab them for yourself...if you do I would LOVE to see what you do with sure to send me a message sharing a link to your project so I can take a peek :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cosmo Cricket/CARDS Magazine Sketch Challenge

Cosmo Cricket has a great sketch challenge going on right now...all you need to do is take this sketch...create your card and upload it to your blog or online gallery by April sure to post a comment in the link {HERE} with a link to your card. The editor's of CARDS Magazine will be choosing their winner and announcing on May 7th!'s my card...I took the sketch and flipped it...I used Cosmo Cricket's Upcycle and their NEW Glubers...I grabbed some of my favorite scrap fabric from Camryn's dress and of course a great sentiment sticker from SRM. I LOVE how it all came together! I just really love it!!!

...for the last year our family has been praying for a miracle...and recently we actually got February when my dad had his MRI...the results weren't good...the tumor was back and growing more rapidly than the doctors had three days he had port put in and was receiving a drug called Avastin...a drug that we knew was his last "hope"...we were also told that if this drug didn't work he only had weeks to live...we were all just devastated...but we couldn't give up HOPE and we needed to believe in miracles now more than my dad started his treatments in addition to his one week on/one week off of chemo...and last week we drove back to Spokane and finally got to look at the latest MRI scans...

...I know its hard to tell if you don't know what you are looking at...the scan on the left is from February...and the scan on the right is from April...on the left in the center you see something that looks like an upside down triangle...just to the left of that you can see a black circle...that black circle is where my dad's original tumor was removed...where it has grown back 3x in the last year...underneath that you will see some white space that is called enhancement that is actually the tumor growing again...this time farther into the brain...reaching very close to his spinal if you look at the scan on the right it appears that ALL OF THE ENHANCEMENT is GONE!

...the Radiologist was well as my dad's team of dad will continue with these Infusions every other week along with his Chemo...because it's working...when we were told my dad had 15 months to live I thought I wasn't going to be able to live another day myself...he's going on 14.5 months right now...fighting every single day...he is the true meaning of the word FIGHTER...even when he feels like crap...he doesn't let it get the best of him...I've seen him at many stages in the last year...where both physically and mentally he's exhausted...I hate seeing what Brain Cancer is doing to him...I hate what it's taking away from him...but I'm so proud of him...his courage...his will to fight a disease that is said to be the deadliest form of Brain Cancer...he has always been my HERO...when I was younger he taught me to fight for what I believed in...and what I that I'm an adult he's showing me how to fight for your life...a fight that we have no control over...but a fight that you can't give up on...I love you dad!

Friday, April 22, 2011

For The Luv of Art Blog Hop!

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Are you ready for this Blog's sure to be full of amazing inspiration and TONS of fun...and prizes too!

Here are all the sweet gals playing along:

Carrie Ferrier :
Sheri Twing:
Jaime Warren:
Lisa Day:
Renee Dezember:
Renee Lamb:
Norma Kennedy:
For The Luv of Art Blog:

This is what I will be giving away...

Here's what I created with this FUN line by Pink Paislee...

Be sure to hop through ALL of the blogs for a chance to win some really amazing prizes. Just leave a comment on each blog!!!! Good luck and have fun!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

All Things Unity {NEW Sketch Challenge is up!}

...time to get out those Unity and/or Ippity stamps and play along with the new sketch challenge that's up over at All Things Unity! Be sure to visit the ATU Blog for all the details on how to play along...

Today's card was based off the following sketch...I tried to get a good photo where you could see I used VersaMark ink and stamped Unity's Postcard Background stamp...but it's still a little hard to see...right on top of this yummy light blue and white polka dot pp from Echo Park Paper Co.

Be sure to check out the rest of the girls and see their amazing creations too...
Sara, Savannah, Cathy, Chris and Beate!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Finally I finished it!!!

Recently, I finished hand-stitching the binding on the quilt that I have been making for my dad...and the strangest thing happened...when I was putting it in the washing machine to give it a quick wash before taking it to that very was like I had been RIGHT THERE before...I mean I had already done that very thing...EXACTLY that very every thing that was happening around me...the way the box of fabric softener was sitting on top of the washing the white laundry basket to the right of me sitting on the floor full of folded towels...the large tub full of dirty clothes behind was the strangest feeling and as I pulled the quilt out of the washing machine and placed it in the dryer...this of feeling "peace" filled my heart. When I decided to make this quilt I knew what material I wanted to use and went on a search to find it...of course only 2 local stores were carrying the SUNKISSED Collection by SWEETWATER however, they both only had pieces of the grey portions of the collections. I ended up driving to Spokane to get the other pieces I needed. I decided on a pattern and got to never fails that there will be some sort of issue and a change must be made...right in the middle of sewing I needed to come up with another grey piece and had to decide on something outside of the collection which I hated to do...but I managed to find a piece that I loved. I wanted to do something special on this quilt and I had a quote from a song quilted right on top... "...when I bow my head tonight there'll be no more me, myself and I, just watch my wife and kids please Lord, that's all I ask for anymore... "'s the whole song if you want to listen to it :)'s my Dad's new quilt... ...this past year I have wanted to do so much...but in this sort of situation there's really not much you can do...I have wanted to just take that nasty tumor and get rid of it...but all I've been able to do is make him meals...bring him his favorite food when he's feeling hungry enough to eat...make him yummy desserts and treats...bring him snacks and LOTS of them! Drop off movies for him to watch here and there...sit with him and watch golf or the occasional Western...take him to appointments...sit with him during treatments...take LOTS of pictures of things so he can see what's going him from here to there...go on walks with name it I will do...since he got sick he's always so cold so I wanted to make him this quilt to help keep him warm when he's watching Golf while he's sitting in his chair or just listening to his music...I will be forever grateful to {S} for pushing my quilt to the top of the list to be quilted which meant we didn't have to wait 2-3 months for it to be completed. ...tomorrow we will find out the results of my Dad's latest MRI...he started his Avastin treatments in February...we will find out if they have helped with his aggressive the previous MRI showed the the tumor was back and growing much more rapidly than the doctors had hoped...the Avastin was really our last path of treatment. So many prayers have been said and we want nothing more than for God to hear them and answer them Dad continues to put up a great fight...saying he feels like he has at least 10 years of life left! We have BIG plans in July and I know that with his will and Gods work we will see them all come true...thank you EVERYONE for all your thoughts and prayers and please don't stop now...we need them now more than ever!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

{SRM Stickers and Pink Paislee}

The SRM Design Team was recently honored to work with the amazing collections from Pink Paislee...I got to work with Butterfly are the cards I made...using the NEW Quick Cards: Mother, Father and Sympathy from SRM Stickers. ...head on over the SRM Stickers Blog and see what the other designers did with the PP Collections they received...amazing stuff...LOTS of inspiration!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hybrid Challenge...are you in?

Come visit us at For the Luv of Art...we have Weekly Challenges...this week I am hosting a Hybrid Challenge...there's still a few more days before the deadline...

This week's challenge is all about channeling your inner digi self! You DO have it in you. It's time to make a project...either a LO, card or even an altered project we aren't limiting you to one certain thing...but it MUST use a hybrid element somehow. You can download some amazing digital papers or even digital stamps...but the key is to MIX it with what you feel already comfortable with...PAPER!

Here's my card...

I used a digital stamp by Jane Beljo from andthe 6x6 Petite paper pack Hometown Summer, along with some of their diecuts...I added some ribbon and a SRM Sticker sentiment and Ta-Da an adorable "Miss You" card. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with...time to get busy and don't stress out about the whole digi thing...have fun...I know you will be surprised with jusy how FUN it really is!

**Don't forget, if you participate in the weekly challenges throughout the month, you are eligible to win a store gift card in the random drawing at the end of each month. To participate, simply play along with the challenge and post your completed design in the appropriate week's thread**

All Things Unity

Several weeks ago I received an email from Sara Henton asking if I would like to join All Things Unity for the month of April as a guest Designer...and of course I said YES! I was looking forward to pulling out my Unity Stamps and dusting them has been awhile since I had them out...

Today’s challenge is...Button Up! This Month's sponsor is Buttons Galore & More. They sent us all one of their button assortments. I received this package of Trims and Treasures:

Here's what I came up with... sure to head on over to All Things Unity so see all the {details} for the {challenge} this have a chance to win this...

...and "Thank You to Savannah and Sara for asking me to participate with ATU this month and to Buttons Galore & More for providing me with some amazing product to work with!