Tuesday, January 31, 2012


WOW look at all the fabulous layouts from the DT at Sketchabilities! Here's mine using some Core'dinations cardstock together with some pp. little Jillibean tags, prima flowers, Spellbinders die cuts, pink paisley letter stickers. Can't tell you how I love seeing these two together - they are the two that kind of stray off the beaten path - run to their own music and love each other with a very special love - uncle and niece in a put together his, mine and ours family that found each other and have a very special bond. Both can be apart for times but when the are together this is how they are!

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday and Unscripted Sketches

Well here it is Saturday again and I'm gearing up to go back to work tomorrow. Got alot going on this week so it's going to be hit and miss here in the scrap room. Spent two days last week looking at houses and property in Grandbury, Glen Rose and Hico - pretty much coming to terms that we aren't going to be happy without building a new home. After I work like a dog to get this house all re-painted and all for selling I really don't want to start all over re-doing an older home again. We found a couple of lots on the river we like and may go back next week and pick one of them out. Everything we look at though just makes our place seem so much nicer. What can I say - we built our dream house and we live in a 3 acre park - what more could you ask for? (Family closer- yes, less house to clean - yes, but worth loosing this - not sure) The up side is we found a house plan that we both love and it alot smaller than what we have now.
Took both my guys to the Cardiologist today - Charlie came out with a clean slate. Jason (my son) who is only 19 has been found to have a conduction problem and is on medication now but it's still not controlling his hypertension so we are going to have some kidney testing done now.
But for Unscripted this week we have a new sketch for you. I racked my brain on this one but love how it came out. Used some Smooches stamps on this one.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Catching up

WOW my three days off is over and I LOVED every minute! Brandy came home Friday although haven't got to spend much time with her - she's too busy catching up with her friend's but still love that she's here!
Got a little scrapping in - although I still feel a little burn out after the rush for creating for CHA. Luckily Mindy loves most all of the stuff I worked on so sent off a nice little package the other day! Be sure and stop by the Core'dination's booth if you are lucky enough to get to go!
Here's a little of what I did during my time off. I loved the sketch at The Sweet Stop this week and combined it with the challenge at LOTV for a LOTV stamp and purple which is actually one of the colors I love to work with.

Here's a card I did for the Spark challenge at Smooches.
I combined the cloud with the cherry and then the base of the coffee mug to make this one together with some of the dotted collection from Core'dinations.
Then since Mindy had such a HUGE selection of cards and layouts to take to CHA there had to be some that just didn't make it - these were what I mad that didn't make the cut but wanted to share. First Black Magic - oh so totally love the black and yellow together!
Then some of the new dotted collection together with a stamp from There She Goes
then from Graphic 45 together with another stamp from There She Goes.

And then the last from the Pink Paisley collection and yet another stamp from There She GoesThank so much for stopping by!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Designed 2 Delight Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by today! Designed 2 Delight is delighted to show off some of Faith's new images. Please stop over at the blogs from the rest of the Design Team to see more of what Faith has created.

1. Kathy
2. Debbie - you are here
3. Pat
4. Kim
5. Katie
6. Michelle P.
7. Peggy
8. Michelle H.
Thanks for joining us - there are sooo many cute images to pick from!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

For your Inspiration

How's your week going - just finished up two days in the unit - not bad this week! Here's some inspiration from For your Inspiration!
Please join us - I don't think I have ever been as challenged to create as I am from these sketches. I love working on this team. For my card I used some Core'dination's cardstock and some Smooches stamps - then a Martha Stewart flower. Please play with us!

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Unscripted Sketches and Sket chabiltiies

Sorry to be late with this sketch from Unscripted Sketches this week but it's been a week! Last weekend we took Brandy down to Corpus to get settled into her apartment and get everything she needed. A very expensive Target trip went along with that but she's in an happy. Her friend is also down there so between them and us bringing along Jason and Preston a good time was had. Then Charlie had surgery on his other foot scheduled for Tuesday morning - had to get up at 3:30 to get there in time. Anyway it made for a long miserable and very scary day. They took him back about 7:30 and at about 8:30 I got a call from the operating room that he had crashed on the table and they had to push several emergency drugs before they could get his blood pressure and heart rate stabilized again. Needless to say they aborted the surgery and brought him back to recovery. We spent the rest of the majority of the day in there. It was about 1:30 or 2:00 before he looked at me and I knew he was clear again. I seriously believe they just gave him too much sedation too fast for his age. They said it was the same about as last surgery but being an ICU nurse I know it can also depend on how fast it's given at his age. Anyway we decided to leave him overnight for tele monitoring and then let him get a full cardiac workup before or if he decides to go back. It's not like it's a totally elective procedure - he either does it now so he can walk without pain or eventually they will still have to take him back and amputate his toes. But it's his call - he has to live with the pain. In the mean time I had to cancel the appt to get a crown fitting but so far the temp is holding and I go in Monday to get started on that. The last two days I've worked and I think someone targeted me into the assignment from H! I ran my tail off both days but have a couple off now.
Here's my card - used one of the new images from Designed 2 Delight for this one - know it's a "loose" interpretation but this is what I was inspired to do. Have been busy working on CHA projects for Core'dinations and will share once they have picked what they want to take.

Also this is my first week on the Design Team for Sketchabilities and I'm excited to share my first layout with you - this team is so inspiring! For this page I used some Core'dination's cardstock together with some Basic Grey papers and the beautiful girl is my own granddaughter, Madision.
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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Saturday and Unscripted Sketches

I know I'm late putting this up today but have a really good excuse! Took my baby girl, Brandy, down to Corpus Friday and just got home. She's starting Graduate School at Corpus A & M and we went down to get her settled in her new apartment. Had an expensive little run to Target to fill in the gaps but she's all set! She has three roommates - we only met one and weren't impressed - are hoping the others are an improvement but she has a good friend who's down there going to school with her for the same degree so they should be good AND who can be bad with the beach less than a 1/2 mile away - I'm SOOOOOOO jealous. Told her I'ld come stay with her - wash her clothes, etc if I could just be that close to the beach. Will NEVER be able to talk my dh into moving down there. Then this morning at orientation she won the big prize - $500 towards her tuition - how lucky was that!! OH and to top it off I broke a tooth so have a fang macerating my tongue - hoping I can get in quick to get it fixed.

Her's my card for Unscripted Sketches this week. Smooches stamps.

Thanks for stopping by - back to work tomorrow.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

For your Inspiration

Please join us over at FYI for another inspirational challenge. Here's my card with it. Have to run to work so will chat a little later!

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