Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May Duel!!

Here we are yet again... it's time for a duel. This month's hostess with the mostest was Judy. She sent us so many lovely things to create with, from Serene Spring from Stampin' Up to Rhinestone Flourishes and Watercolor brads. Everything was awesome... so here's what I came up with.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April Duel

It is indeed time to duel again...  Yayyy!!! I am a tad bit late this month but ALOT has been going on lately.

Our hostesses this month were LJ for the Divas and Terry for the Dazzlers. Their theme for this month was masculine and I have to say I just loooove the sentiments that LJ sent us!!! Both the image and sentiments are from A*Muse Art Stamps. Oh, and the DSP from Little Yellow Bicycle.... was absolutely divine along with fabulous embellies!

The bonus challenge was to give a shout out to those "special" guys in our lives. My shout out goes to my  really good friend Robin whom I have been SO blessed to have met quite by chance. He's always been there for me over the years and there are times I don't know if I would have made it through if he hadn't been there for me. I can only hope everyone is as lucky to have a great friend like him.

Here are my creations (yep, I was able to make two cards again! Yayyy!!!)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

March Duel

Heeeeeckkk yeah!! It's time to duel again with my lovely Divas and Dazzlers!!! Our hostess this month was Barb and WoW... she sent us such and awesome awesome kit! Images from Whipper Snapper, Reminsce DSP's and LOTS of embellies! I went for simple and sweet this time. :)

Part of the challenge was share a tradition or something special we do for St Patrick's Day. We don't do anything special, but I do remember when I was young, on March 18 I would have bruises all up and down my arms from my brothers pinching me because I didn't have on any green! BIG Meanies!! LoL

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Duel

Well, it's that time yet again and I'm so happy!!! This is one my most favorite things I look forward to each month, is getting the kit in the mail and seeing what I can make of all the goodies. :)

Our lovely hostess this month is Carol (momcgw on SCS)and she sent us the most beautiful image! It's a Mo Manning image and along with the image sent oh so many lovely papers for us to choose from.

There were so many goodies in that envie that I made two cards because I just could not pass up the beautiful MS Doily Carol sent too! I just HAD to make a card using that along with the ribbon rosettes.

Check out the pics and I hope you like them too!

Here is my second card:

Friday, February 10, 2012

Rosie Valentine

As many of you know my son Malcolm is in the Navy and was stationed overseas right out of A-School. Sasebo, Japan is 7,042 miles from where I live in San Antonio, Texas. It's still hard to fathom the distance and while I get to talk to him quite often since they've been in port for awhile, I miss him something awful. We definitely had our ups and downs through the years but for the most part he was an excellent kid and I knew I was going to miss him, but honestly I didn't know it was going to be THIS much.

His leaving was super hard on my family as all 4 of my kids are VERY close, from the littlest to the biggest. He still calls me sometimes and says "Mom, I really wanna come home" and that breaks my heart because I want him to come home too! Even knowing he is doing a GREAT thing, I think we all want to keep our kiddos close. I know it's super hard for him because he's never been away from home for very long or very far.

Anyways, gettin' long winded here... Malcolm was so so so sad to leave behind his dog. She's a boxer and her name is Rosie. She's already going on 5 and will be getting up there for a Boxer by the the time he gets home. So I made him this valentine from her. :) Tomorrow I'm going to ink up her paw so she can "sign" it for him.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

First Duel of 2012!!!

Yayy!!! Time for another duel! This month's hostess for the Divas is Miss Joan. I just loved this kit with endless possibilities to create some fabulous cards using Lockhart images. I just knew what I wanted to do when I saw the veggies on hangers. I actually made two cards and still have plenty supplies left to make a couple more. I used SU's new In Color Pool Party for my base and everything else I used was in Miss Joan's kit.

The bonus challenge this month was to post what we initially thought when we heard the title was Small Things. I immediately thought keys and hearts and boy was I surprised!  :) I

So, now on to the pics!! Here they are!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dueling Divas-November

Its that time again!!! I do love dueling it out with the Dazzlers!
This months kit was sent by Kelly (MiamiKel4), and she sent the best hodge podge hot mess of a of a kit ever!!! So many mismatched items for us to pick and choose from, it was SO hard to decide what to actually use!

So here is what I came up with. I know you said the Gingerbread Man and striped twine was your favorite Kel so I was sure to use both! I took apart the strands of the twine for the Gingerbread Man's embellies.

The last part of our challenge this month was to post a pic of ourselves wearing  "What Not To Wear."  Unfortunately, over the years I have lost a great many of my pictures and of course any I had of my younger days burned when my Mom's house caught fire a few years ago. So, I'm sad I can't play along with this part of the challenge.