Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rainy Day Thoughts of You

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I created this card with a friend in mind whose going through a tough time. Her DH just left for deployment and my heart goes out to her for the tough days ahead of her.  Having been there myself I know how important the support of a good friend can be. I hope you like my rainy day gal and that she inspires you to do something creative today. Many Blessings to you all.



Monday, November 23, 2009

Coral Colored Riley Love!

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Happy Thanksgiving Week! Preparations are underway here at my homestead for a huge thanksgiving feast! We have a ton of people expecting yummy food and fun for this day of gratitude. This year we have scaled back on the number of dishes being prepared but bumped up the quantity of food.. LOL.. Having a meal with friends and family surrounding us is everything at this time of year. We are so grateful for all the blessings bestowed upon us this year and are thankful to be able to host this event again. My Martha tendencies are in full swing and I am excited to have a houseful again this year! I will be trying to post this week but have a ton of cooking and prep work to do so.. if I don't get back here before the blessed day I wish you and yours a blissful Thanksgiving filled with good food, loving family, and wonderful friends to make your day a blessing.

I hope you enjoy the card, it's another Riley in PJ's card. I am making a bunch of these for the Keiki Cards group who sends cards to ill children.

Blessings to you all,


Friday, November 20, 2009

Belated Rainy Birthday..

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In celebration of the rain were getting today I thought I'd give you a peek at my rainy day belated birthday card. I just LOVE the DP I used for the raincoat. It's a paisley print that comes in several different color groupings. The dogs collar is blinged up with silver marker. It's super bright. I hope she inspires you to be creative today. Have a blessed day..



Thursday, November 19, 2009

Coral Colored Rainy Day..

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Here's another one of my Rainy Day girls from our Kansas trip. I am getting down to the last pile of these.. I can't believe it took me this long to mount the ones I did on my trip to Kansas. I really hate sitting idle and doing nothing so I took dozens of these paper piercing items with me on our road trip to visit a family friends before her hubby deployed to Iraq. You'd be amazed at how much you can get done in little blocks of time. I am often amazed at how much I can get done in my 5-10 minute intervals. I hope you enjoyed the card, as per my usual there is no sentiment on right now, I'll add it later when I use the card. I am always careful to keep dozens of different sentiments in different sizes and colors(lots of neutrals) to mount quickly when I need a card. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today. Have a blessed day!



Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vintage Black White and Red..

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Here's another Vintage Picnic creation. I just adore this set! I love love love that you can create virtually any look with this set. I tried to create a little more chic card in this go round. I think I succeeded in that one. I love the color combo. It's one of my favorites. It's bright and bold. I used my Copics to color it in. I added a little bling as the baskets rivets. My kind of basket, a blinged out one, that is. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today. I am wrapping up several 3-d projects and will be sharing them in the coming week. Have a Blessed Day.



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

PJ Riley's Adorable!

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PJ Riley is such a happy looking stamp! It's so adorable. You can make it masculine by changing the color of the PJ's or the teddy bear. I'm sorry to have been MIA the past few weeks. Things here are busy and we are getting back into the swing of things. We have been swamped with kids activities, shopping for a new washing machine, mine broke, I'll see about posting a photo of it later.. If at all possible it's a thing of beauty. It was delivered yesterday and when DH got home I was eager to show him how the thing worked and I just got on a roll! Let me tell you he was ROTFL and said that he'd never seen me so excited about doing laundry! He got a little love smack for that faux paux .. LOL!  Anyway.. that's just one of the fires I've put out lately.. So I hope you'll forgive me for being absent so much lately.. I appreciate each and every one of you coming spending a little time here sharing our craft! I hope this card inspires you to do something creative today. Have a blessed day.



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day

Hi All.. Best Wishes to you on this beautiful Veteran's Day. It was a picture perfect day here in South Texas. The sun was shining and it was warm but not hot with a light breeze. Just spectacular. This day though is still a heart wrenching day for us as it marks the celebration of Veteran's Day and the day DH's grandfather died. While we have fond memories of Grandpa.. this Veteran's Day hits us where we live. Coming on the heels of the tragedy at Ft. Hood makes us all take pause and pray a little longer and harder for those we have lost. It also makes us bow our heads for those who will spend this day away from their families defending our way of life. Pray for them today, pray for their safe return home to those who yearn to see their faces or hears their voices. Life as a military family while fun and exciting can also break your heart when you have to send those who mean the most to you into harms way. So today don't just enjoy the beautiful day and you families truly take the time to honor those who gave all so that we would live the lives we are today. Guard their sacrifice with your honor as they gave their lives with theirs. Bless their families and take a second to offer a kind gesture to a woman alone whose husband is deployed.. While we sleep with our husbands she must sleep in an empty bed.. Let her know how much the sacrifices they make mean to this nation. Honor her and the sacrifice she makes for this nation and it's honor.
May you have a blessed day!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vintage with a little Dew Drops Flair!

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Sorry I've been MIA for a while. Between having dental work done and the awful events at Ft. Hood we are just swamped right now. We have very dear friends at Ft. Hood and this tragedy is one for the entire Army Family. The sadness we feel for our fallen and wounded is immense. I ask all of you to lift up the Army Family in prayer as we are trying to come to grips with this senseless act. If you are near Ft. Hood, give blood, if you can, to replenish the supply that was used. Really wherever you are give blood to increase the supply. If you can, give platelets, as they aid the cl0tting necessary to stem bleeding. So as I write this I write it with a heavy heart for those lost, as their stories emerge the sadness can overwhelm. We lost some truly remarkable individual to this senseless act. Keep their loved ones in your prayers.


I hope you enjoy the card. It's another Vintage Picnic creation. If you would like details contact me and I would be happy to give them to you. I hope it inspires you to do something creative today. Have a Blessed Day!



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

MFT with a Little SEI Style....

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Sorry for my lack of posting. I had some dental work done Friday that caused me some complications and pain.. YIKES! While my dentist is a perfectly lovely guy I hate going there! Not to mention the pain in my wallet when I have to pay for the pain.. LOL Am feeling much better today though thus my appearance here today. This little lovely was created with my all time fave MFT set and some GORGEOUS SEI paper.. I hope she inspires you to create something beautiful today. Have a blessed day..