Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hugs! -- Die Cuttin' Divas :)

Hi everyone! 

Our latest challenge is live over at Die Cuttin' Divas and this time we want to see some monsters!! :) 





Here is our inspiration for this challenge :) 




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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Get Well -- Die Cuttin' Divas

Hi everyone! 

Our latest challenge is live over at Die Cuttin' Divas and this time it's all about Get Well :) 


I used some older Graphic 45 papers and Jillibean Soup papers and the coffee die is from Paper Smooches. 







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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

With Sympathy - 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 Paige Evans, "Truly Grateful" collection on my card along with a flower from Prima. 





And here is our sketch -- 




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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

You Amaze Me Always -- Die Cuttin' Divas :)

Hi Everyone! :)

Our latest challenge is live over at Die Cuttin' Divas and this time we want to see tag(s) on your project!! :)

I used Paige Evans' "Truly Grateful" collection on my card along with a tag die from Paper Smooches :)





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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Who Knows What Adventure Is -- Die Cuttin' Divas :)

Hi everyone! :)
Our latest challenge is live over at Die Cuttin' Divas and this time we want to see something related to 'Just Because' or a RAK :)


I used papers from the 'Collateral Rust' collection from Ciao Bella :)

This is a card for Adam :)  He is moving back home (BIG SMILE from MAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) from Texas next month, to go to school! I am very proud of him for taking this leap!! I will be giving him this card when he gets here! :)





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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Wake Me Up When September Ends -- featuring Paige Evans/Truly Grateful collection :)

Hi everyone! :)

Eleven years ago today (September 12th), Aleida Franklin tragically passed away. A month before she passed away, she posted a very profound blog post, that seriously changed my life.  She wanted us Mom's to get IN FRONT of the camera with our kids.  Her philosophy was, that our kids don't care if we are wearing makeup, if we are overweight, if our hair is a hot mess, they only care that we are MOM! That's all they see -- just Mom! So she had encouraged all of us to get in front of the camera with our kids. So that they would have those memories WITH us! :)

She only had that one month that she did photos with HER and her kids in them, then she was gone.

If you follow me here or on social media, you know that I have dedicated the last eleven years to taking at LEAST one photo a month with me and kids (or kid, since Adam moved to Texas! lol!) in her honor.  Some of those photos are definitely NOT my best -- one time was even in my pj's, because it was the last day of the month, and I totally let it slip my mind, and I was already dressed for bed!! But -- I got my monthly photo in -- in my PJ's! LOL! :)

And this is the 7th year, that I have made a layout with the previous 12 months photos of me and the kid(s) :) 

Here are the previous years -- 2013201420152016, 2017 and 2018

Now here we are in 2019, it is September 12th, and I wanted to share my layout I made for the past 12 months photos. :)

I used Paige Evans/Pink Paislee "Truly Grateful" collection on my layout :)


When I create these yearly layouts, I use the song title "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day -- I knew Aleida from "Scrapping the Music" challenge blog - so I not only thought the title was appropriate because of the month she passed away, but a little nod to her by using a song title.  








For my June photo, I did a split view photo for that month.  I knew I was visiting Adam at the end of June in Texas, so I took one with Brookie early in June, and then one with him at the end of June. :)










Thank you Aleida for changing my life - I am forever grateful to you ... xoxo


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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Never Forget ...



This past Saturday, the family and I went to the 'Healing Fields' in Tempe, Arizona.  This organization  places one flag for each victim of 09/11/01.  It is extremely humbling to visit this place every year,  and I wanted to share the photos I took this year.














Tuesday, September 10, 2019

You are One Special Edition -- Die Cuttin' Divas :)

Hi everyone! :)

Our latest challenge is live over at Die Cuttin' Divas and this weeks theme is 'Happy Birthday!' :)


I used stamps from Evelin T. Designs, die from Paper Sweeties and papers and Thickers from Paige Evans "Truly Grateful" collection :)








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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Happy Birthday -- Die Cuttin' Divas :)

Hi everyone! :) 

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

I made my card with papers from the "Collateral Rust" collection from Ciao Bella :)





And here is our sketch :)




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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

You Are On My Mind -- Die Cuttin' Divas :)

Hi everyone! :)

Our latest challenge is live over at Die Cuttin' Divas and this time we want to see something in regards to 'thinking of you' :)






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