Thursday, June 30, 2011

Celebrate Life :):):):):):):)

Hi everyone :)

Today the latest Sketchy Thursdays is live and here is my take on this AWESOME 2 page sketch! :):):):):)

I used some YUMMY My Mind's Eye, SRM Stickers and Prima flowers and Webster's Pages that I got from :):):):)

And here is our sketch this week :):):):):):):) (And remember... you don't have to make a 2 page layout for our weekly challenge... you can chose just one side of the sketch and make a 1 page layout!) :):):):):):)

And today... I have another NEW layout over on Nikki Sivils blog, as a part of our week long Helmar/Nikki Sivils blog swap! :):):):) Check it out HERE HERE HERE!! Thanks for your support! :):):):):):):):)

And today is the last day of the month (where did JUNE GO??)... anyhoo... in honor of my friend Aleida... I am sharing my monthly photo with me and my babies today....

For those new to visiting me... Aleida was killed in a car crash almost three years ago....One day she posted this photo on her blog....

and with this photo...she wrote these beautiful words... "There is a reason why I'm posting these pictures.  Pictures that I'm actually in.  Not because I think I'm all that and a trip to Hollywood.  No.  It's because I'm actually tired of being worried about how I look and not taking or having very many photos of me with my children.  I have very few pictures of me and my babies when they were babies, and I have myself to blame.  Precious opportunities to capture on paper, lost because of my silliness.  Well no more I say!  One day I won't be here and there will be hardly any pictures of them and their mama.  So ladies, hand over the camera and get in those photos!  Please.  You'll be happier you did.".....

A little over a month after she posted this...she was killed... *sigh*... ever since then, I have vowed to take at LEAST one photo with me and the kids TOGETHER every month... and I have done it... I have yet to miss a month since she has passed away..... :)  I don't care what I look like in the photo... I am their Mom...and that is all they see.... just Mom....  take those photos my friends....take those photos.....

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Winner, Winner... chicken dinner! :):):):)

Hi everyone :)

I wanted to drop in real quick to share the winner of the Bluebird Chic Ring! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Congrats AMY T!! :):):):):):):) Wow... picking #1... that never happens! :):):):):):) Amy... please email me your mailing I can get that information over to Leah! :):):):):):):)

And a big thanks again to Bluebird Chic for letting me have this giveaway!! Make sure to keep checking back with Leah... I know that girl... and I am sure the shop will always be filled with gorgeous creations! :):):):):):):):):)

And did you see my post from earlier???? I am the GDT for City Crafter's Challenge blog this week... and they have an AWESOME sketch for you to play along with this week! See all the details in my post from earlier today! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 And ohhhhhh what about I give you another sneak peek of my altered Prima project I am working on??? Only a couple more weeks till I can share it with you all :):):):):):):):) This time you are seeing how I used my Prima mask! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

Cherish... GDT for City Crafter's Challenge Blog :):):)

Hi everyone! :):):)

So excited today! :):):):):) I am the Guest Designer this week for City Crafter's Challenge Blog!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! :):):):) When Kirsty asked me, I was super excited to be a part of their team this week!! :):):):):):):):)

This week they are having a sketch challenge ... and I made a card and a layout with this sketch!! Here is the sketch... isn't is FAB!?!?!?! :):):):):):):):):):)

Here is the card that I made :) 

And the layout I made using the sketch :):):):):):)

I used lots and lots of Webster's Pages goodies from :):):):):)

Hope you can join their sketch challenge this week....and thanks to City Crafter's for having me as your guest this week! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Also today I have a NEW layout posted over on Nikki Sivils blog as a part of a week long Nikki Sivils/Helmar Adhesive blog swap... check it out here here here! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I will be back tonight with the winner of the Bluebird Chic ring giveaway!! Thanks again to Leah for hosting this AWESOME giveaway! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

Monday, June 27, 2011

I blinked....that's all.. just blinked and then..... :):):)

...the weekend was over!! WOW!! Just a crazy, busy weekend... good but crazy busy! :):):):):):):):):)

Wanted to share some pics from this weekend :)

You know that secret altered project I am working on with yummy Prima goodies??? Well, I got one step closer this weekend to finishing it! :):):):):)

Another hint to my project.... I call this photo "Masked fingers!" :):):):):)

And just how did I get those 'masked fingers'...well, by doing this :):):):):):)

And that sneak peek of my Prima paper flower from last week??? Well, I have been making more and more and more and more of them for this project... :):):):):):):):)

So yes, I have been feeling quite....
....lately :):):):):):):):):)

Which is a good thing... cause CHA is coming up, and I have a lot of things to create for it :):):):):):):)

And let's see.... I got to look at this beautiful face a lot this weekend, which makes me happy :):):):):):)

And because that face above was very contagious with Impetigo last week for Father's Day... we all got together this Sunday for lunch to celebrate the Dad's :):):):):):):):)
Papa Mike, Papa Eli, Adam, Brother Steve, Nana Ruth, Brookie, Nana Sue, Brian and Me :):):):):)

And Brookie let me 'borrow' her red sparkly hat this weekend... cause let's face it...every Mom needs to wear one of these every once in awhile :):):):):):):):):)

*phew* one busy weekend :):):):):):):)

Don't forget about my RING GIVEAWAY from Bluebird Chic right HERE HERE HERE!  You have until Tuesday morning to enter, and I will announce the winner on Tuesday night! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it!:):):):):):):)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bluebird Chic ~~~ Review and a Giveaway! :):):):):)

Hi everyone :)

A little while ago, my friend and fellow Nikki Sivils DT member Leah Farquharson contacted me about her brand new ETSY shop and would I be interested in reviewing one of her rings that she makes and offer one of these BEAUTIFUL rings as a GIVEAWAY right here on my blog!! :):):):):)

Of course I said YES!! Leah is so amazingly TALENTED and I have been honored to work with her on Nikki Sivils team, and to top it all off... I was super excited that she started an ETSY shop!! 

When Leah asked me which ring I would like to review, I chose PEACOCK!!  Why?!!? Well, one I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE the color, and two, my family name is Peacock! How could I go wrong with that??!!?? :):):):):)

Here is the ring on me :):):):):)

Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!?!?!? I just love it!! Leah made these rings they can fit on any of my fingers! :) I love it! :):):):):):):):)

And here are Leah's photos of this GORGEOUS ring! :):):):):):):):)

I am seriously in LOVE with this ring! I hope you all check out Bluebird Chic...her rings come in a variety of colors! They are GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):)

So my friends... one of these AMAZING Peacock rings is up for YOU to win!!! :):):):):):):):):):)  Just leave me a comment on this post about which ring you like from Bluebird Chic and I will enter you in the drawing :):):):):)  You have until Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 8AM EST to enter, and I will draw a winner on Tuesday evening! :):):):):):):):)

Thanks Leah for the AMAZING ring and the chance for one of my readers to win one too! :):):):):):):):):)
Bluebird Chic also has a Facebook page... check it out HERE :):):)

Leah is currently designing for these companies (telling ya... this girl has TALENT!) :):):):):):)
 And thanks to those that went and left my little friend Joseph some love on his new blog and for following him too!! I heard from his Mom that he was REALLY excited to see some new followers when he got on his blog yesterday!! You all ROCK my friends! THANK YOU! :):):):):):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it!

****This giveaway is now closed... I will be posting a winner in the morning****

Friday, June 24, 2011

Find your path :):):):):)

Hi everyone :):):):)

Today, I have a new layout posted over on the Blue Moon Blog and I wanted to share it here also (It will be live there at 8AM MST)  :):):):)

I used Webster's Pages again, and all the specific supplies I used will be listed on the Blue Moon Blog :):):):):)
This is my 'baby' Adam :):):):):)

And I wanted to share that my little friend Joseph has started his own blog and he is pretty excited about it!! I would love it if you would take a look at his BLOG and hopefully follow him... I know it would make him really happy! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I have been making paper flowers like crazy lately... using lots and lots of Prima papers... for an upcoming altered Prima project I am working on!! Can't wait to share this one... I think this is gonna be my all time FAVE project I have ever made! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! I will be back tomorrow with a REVIEW and A GIVEAWAY to go with it!! YAY!!  :):):)