Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Valentine Birthday...

I made this for one of the spouse's in my husbands squadron, her birthday was on Valentine's Day.  I (of course) was a couple days late getting in the mail to her and am just getting around to posting it=(

I started off stamping PI My Balloon in Memento Ink on Very Vanilla, coloring with Copics.  Cameo Coral, Crumb Cake, and Authentique paper.  MFT Button, SU Linen Thread & Seam Binding.

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Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I Love Idaho...

Several weeks ago I saw a pin on pinterest that I knew I had to make into card form for my daughter and one of my friends for Valentine's Day.  My friend Marissa is from Coeur d'alene, Idaho.  I guess you could say my daughter considers Idaho "home", it's the longest place she's ever lived being a military child and all.  Both of them are missing Idaho so I wanted to make them each a card to brighten their day=)

I added an extra layer and changed the color they had from red to "hot pink".  The one on the left is for my friend Marissa, the one on the right is for my daughter.  My card base is Melon Mambo.  I used Die-namics, a Cricut Cartridge, and a Heart Shaped hole punch.  Very quick and CAS!

So...last week I was leaving for yoga at 6:30 in the evening, it was about 70 degrees out and all of a sudden all of our cell phones go off with this screeching noise and we get this on our phones...

It was the talk of the town for the rest of the night, afterall it was 70 degrees when we all got the message and what is the likelyhood that WE would get snow let alone a blizzard, I mean afterall...we live in the desert!  That night the evening news said the Emergency's Alert GPS had "issue's" and it was for the people living at 7000 feet and that people who lived at 3000 feet would possible see snow.  Tucson is slightly below that.  Everyone was saying there was no way we'd see snow, especially since it wasn't even cold out right now.  Well...

It wasn't a blizzard, but we did see snow!  It started snowing in the early afternoon the next day and snowed for a solid two hours in my part of was so beautiful!  My oldest grandson said, "Mommom...look, it's not raining, it's snow, it's SNOWING!"  It was so cute!  It snowed two more times that day and we got a good couple inches of snow.  This is the most snow I've seen since living here and I don't mind it one bit...I miss it actually!

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Hope you're having a great week!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Sabrina!!!

One of the gals in my spouse's group celebrated her birthday last week.  This is the card that I made for her... 

I started off printing my Digital Image Lollipop Sohpie on Neenah, coloring with Copics.  I fussy cut her out and added a glaze pen to her shoes.  Pretty in Pink and Black Cardstock, Die-namics Dizzy Doily Duo, CB Folder, MFT Button, SU Square Punch, Sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas.  My entry for for the following challenges- BLD40, to use a Sentiment on your card, CFC90, Black & White + 1, and SSSC178.

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Have a great day!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

An Overdue Thank-you!!!

Last month a sweet crafty friend of mine (KelliJo) surprised me with some snowflake dies that I have been wanting, but they were always sold out.  I feel so bad that I'm just now getting around to making her a card with the snowflake die to thank her for her kindness...thank-you so much for your big heart KelliJo!  You are such a sweetheart and are always thinking of others!  Thank-you for RAK'ing me with such a sweet gift!!!

I started off with a Perfect Plum card base, Die-namics Let it Snowflake, SU Square Punch, SU Noteworthy, EP Winter Wishes and a Rhinestone.  I used CTS#15.

On Saturday my friend Barb and I did the Cityscape Adventures Race.  It's like a mini version of The Amazing Race.  We had to take a picture of each task we did, we had to stay together (we couldn't divide and conquer), we could walk or use the city bus only, and had 5 hours to complete the race.  We had so much fun!  Below are a couple of pictures from the race...

Barb and I before the race started...

We had to go to a Fire Station and play leap frog...

Have other people play out "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil"...
Well, they're a lil' outta order, lol!!!

Find someone wearing a U of A shirt and do a cheer with them...

Find the Tiki Guy downtown and do the hula in front of him...

Make a human pyramid with at least 6 people in front of The Children's Museum...
(The little girls were so excited and asked us if we minded their dad taking a picture with his cell phone so they could show their mom.  They kept thanking us, it was so sweet!!!)

Barb and I after the race, we were dead tired! 
We finished in 3 hours 8 minutes.
Came in 68th place out of 102 teams.
 82 teams finished...not bad for our first time!

If you're still with me...
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Have a great week!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hearts Apart...

Wishing those couples that can't be together today a Happy Valentine's Day, especially those that are deployed spouse's.  I made my deployed spouse's these lil' cards for Valentine's Day.  I was in such a rush to get them done I forgot to take a group picture of them=(  My friend went in halves with me to buy all of the deployed spouses a box of chocolates, which of course I also forgot to take a picture of, sigh...

I started out stamping PI Love You With All My Heart in Memento Ink on Neenah.  I paper pieced her dress and heart with EP Love Story.  Melon Mambo, CB Folder, MFT Button, Die-Namic, Twine, Versamagic Wheat, Glaze Pen.  This is my entry for Echo Park's FB Love Story Project Contest.

Thank-you EP for the Love Story Collection!
(I won it during the Winter CHA Blinkie Contest)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day and enjoys the day with their sweetheart!
Thank-you so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sayonora MSgt West-Toles...

I made this for one of my husbands co-workers who's getting stationed in Japan.  Her going away was Friday.  We had a nice BBQ at the squadron so we could all have our time to mingle and say our good-bye's to MSgt West-Toles.  I'm especially fond of MSgt West-Toles, she asked and asked to have my husband transfered to her side.  She always tells me what a brain he is and how much she counted on him to help her and that he really would be an asset on her side of the squadron.  Well, he was moved to her side 2 weeks ago, just as she's leaving.  She told me at her going away..."this is not how it was suppose to work, this is not how I had it all planned out!"  Haha.  She is such a fun lady...her upbeat personality and laugh will be missed.  This is the card that I made for her...

My card is super CAS.  I stamped the image from Dream Gardens onto BG Konnichiwa paper.  Lucky Limeade and Real Red Cardstock.  SU, Square Punch, Mandarin Twine and Buttons.  For my layout I used this weeks SC421.

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Below is the "RAK/PIF Count Down to my 40th" if you're interested, please join in...

I apologize for not posting week #27 sooner, I had no internet on Thursday and a jam packed weekend.  Without further delay...

Week #27- Remember these are just suggestions, feel free to change them up.  These are just ideas to get you inspired to do random acts of kindness and pay it forward.  Please come back and share with me what you've done, I'd love that!  And thank-you so much for the emails to those of you who wished to not share publicly, that's ok too.  If you're my fb friend, you can share there if you prefer or both.  

Please pick one-

1.  Send a thinking of you card to someone undergoing chemo or who is a cancer survivor.
2.  Thank your mail carrier for their hard work.  I know our mail carrier deserves to be thanked between all the car part and craft supply packages he has to deliver to our house!
3.  Treat a friend or co-worker to breakfast or pay for someone's check at your favorite place to eat breakfast.
4.  Offer to help an elderly person put their groceries in their car or return someone's cart for them (thank-you Kat for the suggestion).

Keeping it short this week since there's only a couple days until I post next weeks RAK/PIF list.  If you have an idea or suggestion, please share, I'd be happy to post it!

Here's what I did last week-
- I made orange blondie brownies for my new neighbors to go with the card I had made for them a few days ago.  I didn't get to meet them though, their daughter was home so I left them with her.
-  I made a card and brought in a tin of tea to my yoga instuctor who's been sick. 
-  I encouraged a friend to keep up the great job she's doing losing weight.
-  I emailed my Commander's Wife and thanked her for motivating me and inspiring me to give yoga a try. 

RAK's/PIF that were done to me-
-  A young teen age boy looked me in the eye and clearly said, "thank-you" as I placed the divider down and pushed my groceries up to make more room for his.  I wasn't expecting him or his mom to say anything and was sure surprised by his kindness, especially at his age.
-  MSgt West-Toles...everytime I see her she always tells me how good she thinks I look and how put together I am.  I always appreciate her kind words and compliments on my appearance/outfits.
-  My  new neighbor brought over a really sweet thank you card and baked two kinds of cookies to thank me for welcoming them to the neighborhood.  I wasn't home, I was at pilates, lol!!!  I finally met them yesterday!

How did everyone else do???
I look forward to hearing from you!
Happy RAK'ing!