Thursday, December 5, 2019

Altered cutting boards :)

Hi everyone :)

I was inspired by Theresa when she altered some cutting boards from the dollar store recently!  I went to the dollar store and bought the same ones, however, I didn't have to spray paint them like Theresa did, as they were all ready red, and I knew I was using them for Christmas gifts :)


I used some Simple Stories Snap! papers on these along with other items I had in my stash to alter these -- I am giving them to family and friends for Christmas, and I will be pairing them with other kitchen goods :)


















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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

You're on the Nice List -- Forget the List, Have a Cookie! -- Die Cuttin' Divas :)

Hi everyone :)

Today our latest challenge is live over at Die Cuttin' Divas and this time we invite you to use your favorite Die Cuttin' Divas sketch from 2019 :) 

I used the one from February 2019

Every year (well, not last year as my Mom passed away 6 days before Christmas), we make cookies for our neighbors for the Holiday season -- this year I made these tags for the boxes of cookies we deliver to the neighbors. :)

I used a variety of Authentique papers, Bella Blvd. papers and Simple Stories along with stamps from Sugar Pea designs :)










Here is the February 2019 Die Cuttin' Divas sketch I used :)




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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Happy Pawlidays -- and a goodbye to Mr. Dandy

Hi everyone! :)

I wanted to share a layout I made with some papers from PhotoPlay's 'MuttCracker' collection :)









If you follow me on social media - you will know that Dandy passed away on November 26th, 2019.  He passed away about 2 weeks after I made this layout.  He was on his nightly walk with Adam, and sadly, another dog attacked Dandy.  The dog punctured and broke his right front leg. The only options we had was to do surgery to place a plate in his leg, amputate, or have him put to sleep.  We did choose to put him to sleep, as he was 19 years old, he had a lot of health problems, and our vet already prepared us last year telling us with his age and problems, he would not survive anesthesia.  Adam is feeling guilty as it happened on his watch - and we are doing our best to let him know that we do not blame him, and it could of happened to any of us while walking Dandy. 

Mr. Dandy -- April 6th, 2000 - November 26th, 2019

I miss you baby boy







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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Thankful and Blessed -- Die Cuttin' Divas :)

Hi everyone! :)
Our latest challenge is live over at Die Cuttin' Divas and this time we have a 3, 2, 1, challenge -- 

Tell us what 3 things you used -- what 2 things you used, and what 1 thing you used on your card/project :)

I used 3 patterned papers, 2 stickers and 1 die to create the heart :)





Tell us what 3 things you used -- what 2 things you used, and what 1 thing you used on your card/project :)


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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Give thanks with a grateful heart -- Die Cuttin' Divas :)

Hi everyone! :)

Our latest challenge is live over at Die Cuttin' Divas and this time it is all about Thank You/Thankful For You :)


I used some older papers, along with a sticker and dies from Echo Park :)




Here is our inspiration for this challenge :)





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Friday, November 15, 2019

You Are The Reason Why :)

Hi everyone :)

A few days ago, I had the honor of meeting Jinny Newlin and her fabulous family when they came to Phoenix to visit :)  Her and I have been bloggy friends FOREVER and I love this girl, so when she said she wanted to meet while they were here ... ummmm the answer was a HUGE YES!!! :)


She came bearing goodies for me, and I wanted to share a layout that I made with some of those goodies :)








And here is me and Jinny outside the restaurant we had dinner at :)

Love.This.Girl. :)




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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Happy 50th Anniversary! -- Die Cuttin' Divas :)

Hi everyone :)

Our latest challenge is live over at Die Cuttin' Divas -- and this time the theme is HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! :)

My parents 50th anniversary would have been on this past October 18th.  Even though my Mom is not here anymore, I wanted to make sure my Dad was still recognized on this day :)




Here is our inspiration for this challenge :)




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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Let it snow! :)

Hi everyone! :)

I wanted to share a card I made for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop :) 


I used a die from Paper Smooches and some papers from Simple Stories on my card -- and I added some Stickles to make 'snow' :) 









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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Thank you! -- Die Cuttin' Divas :)

Hi everyone! :)

Our latest challenge is live over at Die Cuttin' Divas and this time it is a sketch challenge :)

I used some older papers and Echo Park stickers on my cards that I made as 'thank yous' for Brookie's birthday presents :)








And here is our sketch :)



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