Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday - Unscripted and CSI

Well I'm off to a late start today.  Didn't realize this didn't go up this morning.  Drove to south Austin and met my Mom and sister for lunch.  Have to go back to work tomorrow for two.  REALLY hate going as I got my Noel Mignon kit in the mail today and cannot wait to start playing! Here's my card for Unscripted Sketches this week.

Then here's how I solved the Case File this week over at CSI.  These are some shots I took a couple of years ago when Brandy came home on a visit while she was out in LA.  We took her and her bff and my son and his to Corpus for some sun and fun.

Then here's a couple of shots I took last week during our visit to Galveston.  Had a great time and really enjoyed our anniversary.  Brandy came and spent a day with us so even more to like!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday and CSI and Unscripted Sketches

What a fabulous week we had.  My hubby and I went to Galveston on Tuesday for a few days for our anniversary.  Had a great time.  Had lunch with Brandy on the way down and then she came down and spent Thursday with us.  Lots of sun and beach time and lots of good food.  LOVE when I can go someplace, eat bad and still come home without gaining any weight.  COURSE I also ran on the seawalk two mornings so guess it came out even.Came home to find that my email had been hacked and have been dealing with all that this afternoon.  Had emails in there (happy mail) that I needed to see to get addresses for but thanks to my scrappy friend, Leslie Ashe, she helped me with the address.  I still need to work on it - had to create a new address outside of hotmail but guess it will eventually work out.
Here's my card for Unscripted Sketches this week.
 Next up I have my layout for the challenge over at CSI this week.  This is my daughter, Brandy.  I was lucky enough at our last family get - together to get a bunch of candid shots of her - she usually shies away from my camera.  These pastels aren't usually my thing but I really like how it came out.

Then here are several pages that I did for Core'dinations that were featured on this blog this week.  First up I used Core Amour Onyx collection - one of my all time favorite collections.

Next I used some White Wash on this page - sanded over the entire sheet lightly to bring out the blue undertone and then under the title placed a chipboard cloud that I sanded over moved and sanded over again and again.  Love how this comes out.  The flowers I made out of the bright collection, curled them, then sprayed them with some Maya mist and after they dried put them together.

Then this is done with the Core dotted collection.  I again used the White Wash to make my clouds - I love how you can sand it and it really looks like clouds with the blue coming through.

And got these fabulous shots of my granddaughter, Madison, taken by a photographer - she's getting to be such a beautiful young girl!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Great Saturday - sorry late to the party!!

 Happy Weekend! Worked way too much this week and headed back for two more days!  UGh - getting too old for this!  Here's my card for US this week . Used some Spellbinder's die cuts that I have had forever!

Then here's my page for the CSI challenge this week!  Dang these girls have to much talent!  Check them out!

Then just a couple of pages that I did to use up my Noel Mignon kit .  Dang these kids are cute aren't they!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Core'dination's and Tombow blog hop

Want some great adhesive!  Love this glue!  Today we are starting a week-long blog hop with this great company and I'm sure along the way you will find tons of inspiration!
Core’dinations will be giving away an amazing prize package of Glitter Silk Cardstock, Black Magic, and a sand it set

Tombow prize will include:
· New Power Tabs ( )
· New Foam Tabs (
· New Fastener Tabs ( )
· Mono Glue Pen (

Here's a layout I created with the great glues we were sent to play with!  I used some Tim Holtz shattered for my base - then I used my Score-It to create a frame.  Then I used some of the Jenni Bowlin papers which I sanded down for my center section and then added a Jillibean Tag and a Kate & Co. tag.  Then I added some flowers and a die cut from my Silhouette.  The adorable little subject is Gavin, who belongs to my daughter's bff.  I scrap  for him because he's just so adorable and I'm his  honorary G-ma!

Here's the rest of the line-up for today but be sure to check daily on the Core'dination's or Tombow blog for the next
 day's inspiration and chance to win!

Check out more inspiration here!!!

Debbie: - you are here!
Clare Buswell
Gail Lindner
Jennifer Edwardson

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday with US and CSI

 Hope you are having a great weekend.  Starting back to work tomorrow and have a VERY long week.  I work 12 hour days which usually means since we live so far that I leave at 5 am and get home around 8 pm.  AND the way things fell this week I'm working Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun/Mon.  I'm getting way too old for this!!! THEN my hubby and I leave for a few days in Galveston to celebrate our anniversary.  Hoping to see our baby girl while we are down there - she lives in Houston.
This month is Flashback over at Unscripted Sketches - we are revisiting some of the older sketches.  Here's my card for this weeks using some Prima flowers and a SRM sticker. Be sure to check over at the US site and see what all the other DT members have for your inspiration.

          Next up is the Case File for CSI this week.  Love it when we have one of Em's sketches to add to the challenge.  And here's my take on the sketch.  This is my daughter's bff, Megan and her hubby, Kyle, who are newlyweds.  You really need to check over at the CSI site.  The Design Team and the Guest Designers have some stunning work this week - totally jaw dropping.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Core'dinations and Imaginisce - how cool is this Blog Hop!

 We are talking some fun here!  What a great team up this is going to be!  We have alot of inspiration for you and some great prizes too.  Please join us all week for a fun blog hop!

 From Core'dinations we have a fabulous package of Glitter Silk - LOVE this stuff!


Then from Imaginisce we have this fabulous package up for grabs!
 Here are my projects!  First of all some cards using the I - Rock from Imaginisce with some Core'dination's cardstock.  This first one uses the Black Magic together with a David Tuters tag and also using one of the DT card bases.

Then for this next one I used some White Wash, embossed and sanded it and then added some I Rock gems to the center of the flowers.

The for the last card I used some more White Wash but this time after I embossed and sanded it I misted it and then added the I Rock Gems.
 The using one of the new lines from Imaginisce -a camping, fishing, lake theme I made this page.  This is my Wild Child as you can see - here showing off his skills with his nieces and nephews!

Continue on with the hop - Here's a list of all the hops for today.  Please check in over at the Core'dination's blog daily for a new list of blogs to visit and get inspiration from.
Core Designers:

 Mary Pat
Debbie  - you are here!
Imaginisce Designers
Regina Mangum
Guiseppa, Gubler
Jennie McGarvey
Monique Liedtke

Thanks for stopping by and hope you will be a big winner!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Saturday with Unscripted Sketches and CSI

 Ok well I've been a little slack on posting here but going to make up for it today.  First off is my page for the CSI challenge this week.  I used some of the Core'dination's Tim Holtz shattered collection for this page - love this stuff.  A photo from Grand Caymens and the girls who all went on the cruise - the two next to me are my daughters.

Next us is my page from last week's CSI challenge - we were in Arlington having a family birthday party (can see pictures on my fb page) and I didn't get it posted.

 Next up is my card for Unscripted Sketches this week.  We are having a blast from the past and using some of our old sketches this month. 

Next up is a page I did for a DT challenge using the Core'dination's brights collection.  This is my middle daughter and her sun spending a day at the beach - VERY jealous as this is in Florida and the beaches are awesome!

Next up are pages I just do for fun.  Used a Noel Mignon kit together with three new My Mind's Eye packages I just ordered from Two Peas. First up is Gavin at 3 months.

Next up is Bridgette using some My Mind's Eye
Another page of Bridgette

And one more

And then another one of little Gavin - keep your fingers crossed - these are just a few of the tons I submitted for the Baby Call for ST - hope I get some happy mail!

Thanks for stopping by!