Monday, February 15, 2010


As you may have read, I have an 18 year old that will be graduating this year. She's my last child and it's a melancholy time for me. Remember those early morning soccer games in the cold? Or running three children around to their different activities each day? Family dinners on the run? I'm glad to be through with homework and school calendars, but I'm sad that my duties as a mom are starting to wain because my last child is almost grown. It's bittersweet, isn't it? Of course, this just opens up a whole new time for me. I'm going back to college right now (a goal that I've always wanted to complete!) and I'm learning to love books again. And of course, I have time to work on my crafts. So, when one door closes, another opens, right?

I colored this Tilda for my daughter. I'm going to put her on Allison's scrapbook pages for her Senior year. I think she turned out ADORABLE! I colored her in Allison's school colors, or as close as I could get. The stamp is from . I used Copics to color her. To give the diploma and tassle bling, I used my Gelly Roll Glitter pen. CS was purchased at Hobby Lobby and it's just a matching burgundy and slate gray. I love her!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Eventful Week!

Hello! Well, it's been an eventful week. Last Wednesday, my stepdad had a heart attack. He's fine, he's fine... now! But it was a little scary, I can assure you. He had 100% blockage in his carotid artery and needed 3 stints. He looked the picture of health when I arrived 10 short hours after it happened! My mom handled it well but I wanted to be with her. I flew out to Panama City Beach, Florida on Wednesday and stayed with them until Saturday. He came home on Friday. We are very thankful it was caught and he was smart enough to let my mom call the ambulance! Glad you are feeling better G'Daddy!

With flying down there unexpectedly and my workload at college, I was glad that I had some new cards that I had created the weekend before to post. Today's post is a cute little gal... You stamp her face on one side of the card and then you have an entirely different stamp for the back side of the card. Isn't she adorable? The stamps are from Art Impressions. I used my Copics to color her. I know I used B91, 95 and 97 for the blue jeans. But I'm unsure about the rest. I'd have to look it up if you are interested. Then I used my CTMH stamp pads to ink the sky with my daubers. Always start with the light ink first and then gently add the darker blue around the edges for dimension. I used a CTMH branch set inked on the sides to add some branches. And I used my Gold Gelly Roll pen to add some sparkle to her tools! She's so cute, huh? Drop me a comment and let me know what you think! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! "I'm just sayin'..."

Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby!

Today, my youngest child turned 18. I feel so melancholy! I'm so excited for her, but it's really hard when they grow up. I know that life isn't over, but it sure seems that way, doesn't it? As Reba McIntyre once sang, "Is there life out there?" If your children have flown the coop, can you give me some ideas of what I can expect? How do we go from being a mom who is constantly running to piano lessons and soccer practice to a mom whose children have their own lives? Happy Birthday Allison!

I haven't made this into a card yet, but wanted to show you my pears. I really thought they came out pretty. Once I colored the pears, I stamped the image on a post-it, cut it out and then masked off the pears to prevent them from getting ink on my newly colored image. I then used my Memento Inks to sponge around my image. I hope you like it! Let me know and I'll show you how it looks when I finish my card.