Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday again!

WOW another LONG week - trauma is on the rise this summer and then you add in that it's July (new interns and each resident moves up to a new and more stressful position). On top of that my Father in Law (from my first marriage but my only father in law) died on Wed. He had been beating the clock with his heart for a year or two but fell in the bathroom - on Coumadin- and died of a massive head bleed.I will miss him dearly. Funeral is next Thursday. My middle daughter and her family should be here from Georgia about Wed. Then we all leave again for Fort Worth for my husband's birthday party on Friday.
This week over at Unscripted Sketches this sketch inspired me to tackle a page with it. I like never do a layout with a card sketch but that's where this one led me. Everything is Core'dinations - love this background paper - Cosmo Cricket collection.

Then over at For Your Inspiration Steph has this beautiful photo for inspiration. Here's my interpretation of it.

I have tons to get done this week and hoping to find time to do it all.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday and CPS

Hey everyone how was your weekend. Took Charlie to his aunt's 85th birthday party at her church up in Cleburne - 4 hours away AGAIN!. Not really more than a couple of people under about 70 and that was way on the youngest side of things. TALK--- OMG-- I was tired of listening - anything and everything. BUT she's one heck of lady - still fiesty as she can be and enjoys living. Loved staying overnight with her - she's a creative genius in her little house - it's just adorable. I made this card for the CPS sketch this week - some Core'indations and a stamp I got up at Kim's - grr can't remember which one -w ill have to check.

Thanks for stopping by - picking up Brandy from the airport tomorrow - YEAH!!! Hope to get back to scrapping by the end of the week - at least this weekend there is no traveling. I'm exhausted!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday and Unscripted Sketches

This week over at Unscripted Sketches we have this awesome sketch. Unfortunately I read things wrong and this was to be a piggyback challenge to make this a Christmas card as well. Seeing as how my month has been a long drive every weekend and work all week as well as keeping up with hubby still on crutches I haven't had time to make another card. So here's mine with Basic Grey papers and some prima flowers. This is also our annual month long celebration of Christmas in July - each day we have something special for you so be sure and stop by.

OH and guess what??? There's some more new releases up on the Core'dinations blog. This week we have some new papers to show - The Spotted Tillie Dot. How yum does it get!!! Together with the new Tim Holtz Kraft Core I think I'm going to be in Cardstock heaven!

Thanks for stopping by - hoping to get a little time to scrap Sunday night but not holding my breath - maybe next weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Random Acts of Creativity

Here's an adorable image from Designed 2 Delight that I have used for Chupa's sketch this week over at Random Acts of Creativity. Cardstock is Core'dinations - papers are Echo Park.

Our little Brayden came home from the hospital yesterday - such a trooper! We are so blessed with him. AND Brandy is flying home Monday evening -cannot wait to see her and so glad to have her back from California even if it's just for a few years!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Well it's been a long week plus - got Charlie to Fort Worth to the dentist last week - took him to the doctor today PLUS spent about 2-3 hours at the college trying to get Jason straighted out with his classes. Once - just ONCE I would love a "me" weekend. BUT we also just got fabulous news that little Brayden made it through his heart cath - got two stents and is doing well. They will keep him intubated overnight just to keep him still but then he should be home in a couple of days. They said this should last him 5- 10 years - MAN I hope so. This little trouper has been through some major ordeals and he's only 4 years old - three open heart procedures and several heart caths. But he's happy - loves life and keeps our hearts overflowing that he's here!
First off I have a card for the Card Patterns this week. Love this stamp by Paper Works and just never find enough chances to use it. The papers are from Jillibean.

Then over at Core'dinations this month we have started a color challenge. Look at these yummy colors. LOVED working with this. Here's my page with my granddaughter, Madison (r) and her friend.
And if that's not all one of the new releases and sneaks has been announced. We (Core'dinations) has teamed up once again with Tim Holtz for some fabulous papers. AND drum-roll - they have 24 gorgeous colors with a KRAFT!!! base. Could life be sweeter! Here's a layout from Tim Holtz showing off some of the new patterns that are coming out. Check out the Core'dinations blog for more exciting details and more of the DT's layouts and cards using the July color challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Sharing

I had to take my husband to Fort Worth for a dental appointment on Thursday and spent Thursday and Friday at my daughter Kim's - always fun when we get a little time to scrap together. I enjoy playing with her toys and she has as much fun with mine. One of these days we will be close enough to share but for now we enjoy when we can. I got three cards knocked out and she got a couple and didn't seem like we were back there any time at all. Looked over the property next to her that my second daughter owns and that we are going to buy and looked for a house site - found a perfect one! Course I'm about ready to chew nails driving my hubby around - he's a control freak with the car and everyone but him is incompetent behind the wheel. Course he drives us insane as well as he's getting older and drives like a snail.

Since I was out of town I'm just now getting to do my post for Unscripted Sketches for this week - here's the sketch and my take. Used some Jillibean papers together with some of my new Smooches stamps on this one.

Next I have my card for CPS this week - a little stretch on the sketch but this is where I went with it. Core'dinations papers and a stamp set I pulled from Kim's stash from My Favorite Things.
LOVE the color palette this week over at Color Combo Galore. Right up there on my favorites with lots of bright color. I had the perfect photos just sitting here on my desk. My sister had just sent these to me of her granddaughter's, Hailey and Katy, taken a couple of years ago at Christmas. Of course all Core'dinations papers here together with some Martha Stewart and Prima flowers.

Hope to get to some more today and tomorrow but will see. Please keep my little great-nephew, Brayden, in your prayers - he has another heart cath tomorrow. One brave little guy - four years old and three open heart procedures as well as several other procedures. We pray this will be the last for awhile - he needs a chance to just be a little boy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

For Your Inspiration

Here's the inspiration from Steph over at For Your Inspiration for the next two weeks. Please check out all the amazing cards the Design Team has created from this inspirational photo. I used some White Wash Core'dination's cardstock and them the plan cardstock to create my card. The stamp is a Smooches stamp.

Monday, July 4, 2011

It's the Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July to all of you! I'm working unfortunately and am also charge from 3-7 up in ICU so will be a long day for me. I have a couple of Core'dinations card for the Fourth to post. The first one is using a Designed 2 Delight digital stamp and the second one is as well.

Thanks for stopping by - have a Happy and safe 4th everyone!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Cards

WOW already Sunday - with Charlie still on crutches it seems like I work all week and then work all weekend!!!!! AND we will be gone for three out of the next four weekends going back and forth to Fort Worth - which I will have to drive for all of them. But it can't be helped so I guess it's suck it up and get it done.
BUT I have sneaked some time for a few cards today. The first one is for the Sketch over st The Sweet Stop. I used some Bo Bunny for this together with this week's free image from Designed 2 Delight.

Then here's my card for Card Patterns this week. I used a Unity Stamp, some My Mind's Eye and some flower soft for this one.
The next card is for Chupa's sketch this week - at Random Acts of Creativity. I used some My Mind's Eye for this and a Recollections stamp.

The last card for today is for the sketch challenge at CPS this week. I pulled out some Jillibean papers and some Core'dinations Cardstock together with some Smooches stamps.

As always thanks for stopping by - your comments make my day!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Saturday Sharing

Unscripted Sketches is having a month long fun filled "Christmas In July"! Please stop by and see all the wonderful things we have in store for you. First off we have this sketch for the week. I just got my new Smooches stamps and couldn't wait to play so I made this card with the sketch. Used some GCD papers with it.

Then over at Color Combo Galore last week they had this color combo together with a Design Team call and I made this page using some Noel Mignon kit papers as well as some cardstock from Core'dinations. The subject is my adorable granddaughter, Madison, playing for the camera. The little monthly card deal (red) on the right is one of the new Jenni Bowlin line that you can sand down and is only 6"X4". Congrats to all the Design Team Members! Thanks for stopping by - hope to get to get some scrapping done this weekend. I have to take my hubby to Fort Worth three weekends this month so I'm going to be more than busy.