Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday posting with CSI!

 Hope you are having a great weekend.  Met with Jason and Maria to start planning the wedding.  Because of her status she needs to get married here, then apply for her green card and then they will have the big (I mean her dad said around 300 people!) wedding in Mexico next year. Yes she's the only girl!  Today I have my page for the Case File this week over at CSI.  Loved these pictures of the kids floating the river and going over the rapids.  Looks like SOOO much fun!  Em's sketches always make it so much more fun.  I love to start with a sketch!





Then I got my copy of Scrap 365 in which I'm published this month.  Will be sharing my page with you later this month when CSI posts all of them.


Off to work an extra shift tomorrow - someone has to pay for this wedding!  Then class on Monday and work again Tuesday and then have a kayaking date on Wednesday afternoon and off to Houston on Thursday to spend the weekend with Brandy!  Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

More pages from the July Gossamer Blue kit

 Just off from two days working. Had great co-workers this week but it was busy.  I was done about 4:30 yesterday lol!  Almost done with the novel (NOT really joking here!) that I have to put together to get my Staff III.  I was just eligible to apply this year after coming back to ICU.  When I came back I started as a Staff II.  I have a hard time with doing this because I find very little in it that has to do with being a good nurse and more about just how many committees you belong to and how many certificates you have etc.  BUT since I'm capped at a II I decided to bite the bullet and put it together. Now I'm sharing some pages I did with my July Gossamer Blue kit.  This had alot to do with traveling so pulled out our recent trip to Florida and more of Jason's trip to Mexico this spring.
 Part of the digitals was a pie die cut so I used it to create this.
 Then these photos were from Jason's trip to Mexico.
And then I've had these cute pictures of little Gavin on my desk for awhile so decided to use them on this page.
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Posting again!!! Happy Saturday!


 Wow I've been a bad blogger lately.  Have gone to check out everyone else's page but haven't blogged myself.  Probably due to the fact that last week I worked six out of ten days and it literally kicked my butt!  WAY too much for me!  I've had four days off but they have flown by and now I'm headed back tomorrow for two more.  My daughter was here Wed, Thurs and Friday.  My granddaughter, Madison, had to have some major surgery on her elbow that she broke three years ago and never healed right.  It was an ALL day affair.  Got there at 7:30 - they didn't take her into the OR until about 11:30 and then it was a 3 1/2 hour surgery and recovery after that.  So needless to say we didn't even head home until five o'clock traffic and it was clear across town.  LONG day.  The surgeon was happy so we are too. I'm back to walking again and up to 3 1/2 miles now.  I do ok as long as I wear a tennis shoe - still hard to walk in flip flops.
So some pages I've done recently.  First up is a Case File CSI did in Conjunction with ARTastic.
     
  
Next is last week's Case File #130.  Love this line from Core'dination's Tim Holtz called Seasonal and use is whenever I can for the holidays' it covers. I know I already scrapped these pictures for Core'dination's 4th of July page but couldn't resist them!  They were so darn cute!
 
 
 First two pages I've done with my July kit from Gossmer Blue - little Gavin.



  And this happened yesterday!!! My baby boy asked his girlfriend to get married!  Love this girl - couldn't have asked for more for my son!
  
 
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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July - I'm of course working so probably picking up the pieces of everyone else's fun day!

I have a page to share using Core'dinations Tim Holtz Seasonal collection.  Love when the holiday falls on one of the season's covered by Tim Holtz Seasonal collection.  Makes the page just fall into place.! I used some White Wash for my clouds and some May Arts Ribbon for my trim.  The adorable little subject is Gavin - our adopted grandson from my daughter's bff!  Now Dr. Mom!  Just graduated from medical school and is starting her residency.. So proud of her!



Have a happy and safe 4th!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mid-week blogging and catching up!

Well this is proving to be a long week for me.  Worked Sun, Mon, now Thurs, Fri and then again Mon, Tues.  Two days off between just isn't enough for me to catch up and rest up!  Don't know how this worked out the way it did but I'm tired just thinking about it!  BUT we got an estimate today and are going to have all our bathroom mirrors framed - can't wait.  Just putting the sample up there makes all kinds of difference!  Next to get some bathroom remodeling done.  Whatever it takes to get this house sold.  Had an offer this week but it was so weak it was obvious the people didn't have the money to buy it.
First of all to catch up with CSI.  Here's my page for the special Case File 129 - being as Core'dinations was the sponsor again this week my page is done entirely with Core'dination's cardstock.  For this I used the Black Magic collection which has the colored background which shows through with sanding and embossing!  Love it!

 


 Next up is a special Case File CC-2 and here's my page for this one.  Photo from our recent trip to Florida.
Then here are a couple of Core'dination's pages I haven't shared yet.  On this first one I have used three different techniques - I used a circle behind my Black Magic paper and went over it with my Sand it Gadget to show the core.  I embossed on my circles and then I also crimped some of my strips.
Then this page I have done using the brights collection - love how it's just perfect for my photo.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wednesday blogging


 Late posting this week - went to Fort Lauderdale for a long weekend and had a blast.  Lots of beach time and sun.  Rained every day for a couple of hours but not enough to ruin anything.  Did lots of walking and lots of eating and sunning!  Loved it.  So many pretty flowers and trees there.
Here's my page for the CSI challenge this week.  Core'dinations is a sponsor this month so my layouts are entirely cardstock from their products.  For this page I started with a sheet of purple from the Tim Holtz Shattered collection.  Then I embossed some white cardstock in sections and added some purple gelantos.  I then layered embellishments I made from cardstock - sanding some as well.  Then I created all my flowers from cardstock and put it all together.  The beautiful girls are my daughter (left) and her two nursing school (although different schools) friends.  The girl on the left danced with Brandy for years when they were younger.
  

Next are some more pages I did with my Gossamer Blue kit.  The first is for Maria (my son's girlfriend) - a beautiful photo of her and her mother.

Next up is Brandy (left) again with some of her friend's out having fun.
The last is more from Jason and Maria's trip back in April to visit her parents in San Luis, Mexico.  These were all taken at her parents home.

Then how about a couple of 4th of July cards - all with Core'dination's cardstock!  
 
 
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

CSI and Gossamer Blue

 Another week and another wonderful Case File over at CSI.  This month Core'dinations is one of the sponsors so as one of their Design Team members I will be acting as Double Agent.  All my pages will be done with Core'dinations cardstock.  Hope you enjoy these beautiful papers.  I really enjoy doing a page entirely with cardstock.  I've added a few embellishments but even the swirls and most all of the flowers are entirely made from cardstock.  The wedding pictures are from Megan and Kyle.  Brandy has been bff's with Megan since they started college 8 years ago and was nanny to their baby Gavin.

  Next up are some pages I've been knocking out with my new Gossamer Blue kit.  The first one is from May's kit.  The rest from the June kit.  And I have ton's left to do.  Love Lori's kits. 
First up another couple of pages about Gavin.  This kid is so darn cute!
 
Then a couple more pages from all the vacation pictures Jason and Maria brought back from their trip to Mexico City and San Luis to see her family.

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