Tuesday, May 17, 2016

♥ Sorry for no posts lately ♥

Hi there! I just wanted to stop in to say why I haven't posted anything lately. My mom passed away on May 4th. I have not been in a blogging or crafty mood, to say the least. My mom was my best friend, my biggest cheerleader, my shoulder to cry on and the most AMAZING Mom, anyone could ever have. She would literally give the shirt off her back for anyone. Her family, daughters and especially her grandchildren meant everything to her. If she helped you with something, she made you feel like you did it all your own. I am heartbroken, to say the least. I miss her tremendously.

Losing my unborn child in March was already devastating to our family but this is a pain like I've never felt before. She was only 67 and was way too young to go. But I know that God has bigger plans for her and like they say, "The good die young."

I love you Mom and miss you. I'm so happy that you are now in a better place with no more pain.

                           

Love and hold your family tight. You never know when it may be the last time you do.

I will be back soon.

much love....


Saturday, April 30, 2016

♥ Some of my favorite Prima creations! ♥

Do you love Prima products as much as I do? I pretty much use at least 1 Prima product every time I craft! I can't get enough of them! Love the vintage look of their papers and ephemera and the flowers are just gorgeous! So I wanted to show some of my favorite Prima cards over the past couple of years.


This card was made using Prima's 6x6 Butterfly Pape Pack, Manifest Epiphany Flowers, one of their zipper pulls, Finnabair Butterfly 3 Wood Stamp and the Finnabair Scale Wood Stamp.


This card was made using papers from their Printery line and some of their gorgeous lace trim.


This one was made using some of Prima's Bella Rouge papers, flowers and a Prima crystal heart.


This card was made using Prima Finnabair papers, Opuscule and Bulbe Flowers and the "brick wall" is from one of the Prima flowers packaging! ;)


This was made with more of Prima's Printery line papers (love them!) and a Prima Spool Button.


And lastly, this one was just posted earlier for Shimmerz. (See previous post!) I made a background using some tissue paper and paints and one of the Alphabet cards by Prima, some of their flowers, wooden clock and some Salvage District Wood Icons.


It was hard to narrow down some of my favorite Prima creations but these ones are definitely my favorite ones. :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

hugs...


♥ Shimmerz Paints and Tissue Paper ♥

Hi there! Stopping in with a fun project and tutorial I have up today over on the Shimmerz Paints Blog. I'll show you a quick and easy way to get this fun background using some crumbled up tissue paper and some Shimmerz Paints.


Please stop by the Shimmerz Blog HERE and say hi! I would really appreciate it!!

Have a fabulous weekend!

hugs...


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

♥ Simon Says...Anything Goes! ♥

Hello! We have a new challenge up at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! It's ANYTHING GOES!!
This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Stampendous! I am using the Wood Background Cling Stamp for my card. I love the size of this stamp and it's so fun to use the Ombre Inks from Hero Arts on it. I am using the Pool to Navy Ink Pad.


I'm also using some Prima flowers, May Arts Natural Twine, KaiserCraft Burlap Trim and some Hero Arts Neutrals Mixed Accents (Pearls).


The stamped "hello" is from an old Technique Tuesday stamp set.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



Hope you have a super fabulous day!!

hugs...


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

♥ Simon Says...Make it Girlie! ♥

Hello there! There is a brand new challenge up at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is..MAKE IT GIRLIE!
This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Hero Arts! I am using the Butterfly Pair Stamp and Cuts Set. It comes with a collection of all different sentiments and butterfly dies in 2 sizes. It's a really great set that can be used for many different occasions!


I'm also using some Prima flowers, May Arts Natural Twine, a paper doily and the Neutrals Accents (pearls) and Little Clothespin are also by Hero Arts.


The papers I used are from the Tales of You and Me 6x6 Collection Kit by Prima.  


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



Hope you have a fabulous day!

hugs...


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

♥ Simon Says...Let's Do The Polka! ♥

♥♥ For my Shimmerz DT Post, Please scroll down! Thank you! ♥♥

Happy Wednesday to you! It's Hump Day, so that means it's time for a brand new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! For this week's challenge we want to see...POLKA DOTS!!  
This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Lawn Fawn! For my card, I am using the Let's Polka in the Meadow 12x12 Collection Pack by Lawn Fawn! Love the different colors of polka dotted papers!


I paired up the papers with some Prima flowers, ruler trim, Hero Arts Pearls and a KaiserCraft Provincial Die Cut.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



My sister and brother in law are flying in today to spend a week with us! My kids are thrilled! I hope you all have as much as a wonderful week as we will! ;)

hugs...


♥ Fun with Shimmerz Paints and Woodgrain! ♥

Hello there! Stopping in with a sneaky peek of my Shimmerz Paints cards that are up on the Shimmerz Blog today! I made 2 cards using 2 different ways to get a woodgrain look. There are super easy tutorials and photos on the blog. Just visit HERE! ;)


The random winner of my last giveaway is Lori Aragon! You know the drill! Shoot me an email!!

♥ I will pick another random winner to receive a goodie from me from comments left for me at the Shimmerz blog HERE!    

I'll be back with my Simon Says DT post a little later!

hugs...