Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spring Garden

Hi! This post is a few days late- I came down with what I think is the flu on Thursday morning and finally feel somewhat human today (I am wondering if the flu shot helped or wasn't beneficial in the least. lol). Ashlyn was diagnosed with pink eye in both eyes as well as bronchitis on Monday, so between the two of us we've got everything covered. lol

Onto scrappy things. This layout was created for the newest challenge on Frosted Designs, which is Spring. The challenge is to incorporate the word Spring onto your project.

pp and floral stickers: Chickaniddy
word stickers: Echo Park

Head on over to the Frosted Designs blog to see how you can win a wonderful prize from May Arts!

Monday, April 20, 2015

you brighten my day {card}

I am sharing a card I created for 3 Girl JAM with the blue crinkle ribbon from the Red, White and Blue bundle

pp: WRMK
Crinkle Ribbon: 3 Girl JAM

Head on over to the 3 Girl Jam store to pick up some of the gorgeous crinkle ribbon bundles. You can use the code RB10 to receive 10% off your entire order or you can use the code APRIL to get the Spring Flowers bundle for just $1 with any purchase from the 3 Girl Jam store

Friday, April 10, 2015


It's time for another challenge at Frosted Designs. This time the challenge is 'Splatter'. To see more details and see what the other team members created for this challenge click here.

pp: Crate Paper
sequins: Teresa Collins

I used the Make it Monday No. 37 sketch from The Memory Nest as the design basis for this. The splatters are two different colors of mist which I sprayed and splattered. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Go, Seek, Explore, Wonder {banner}

Just a quick post sharing a banner that I created for Clear Scraps after my term ended. I wanted to make this with a more masculine feel and I think overall I did OK. lol

Monday, April 6, 2015

sequined muslin bag

Today I am sharing a project that I created for 3 Girl Jam. To see the full project and how I made it, you can click here.

Don't forget- you can use the code RB10 to receive 10% off your entire order or you can use the code APRIL to get the Spring Flowers bundle for just $1 with any purchase from the 3 Girl Jam store

Sunday, April 5, 2015

All about Skylar- aka MASN Mash

On Friday, Skylar graduated from her "A" school so we took a day trip to attend her ceremony. After her ceremony, we went down to the San Antonio Riverwalk and spent a few hours there to pass the time before she could officially sign out of the base and begin her leave. The Riverwalk is AMAZING!!! What a cool place the city has created! I didn't want to leave, but we are planning to take some day trips in the near future as it is only about a 2-1/2 hour drive from us.

During the graduation ceremony, Skylar received and has earned the right to proudly wear her Naval Security Forces badge. She was beaming with pride and again, I am (we are) SO PROUD of her!!!

This is her last photo in her gear during training (minus her M16 and Pistol):

Here are some photos during the ceremony (all unedited):

And here are a few photos I took along the Riverwalk:

my hubby and I:

and of course this adorable little chubster who was immensely unimpressed with her surroundings (she's 12 weeks already! The time sure has flown by!):

I still have a hard time believing that this beautiful young lady has been in the Navy since 2 December, 2014. I blinked and my sweet baby girl became a young woman who is on her way to living a full life with incredible journeys ahead of her. She will be home with us until the 17th, and then will head off to begin her next chapter; a new career and adventures in Bahrain. 

I wish I could pack myself right along and be with her, because letting go again is the most difficult thing a mother can do. My heart is breaking, yet it is so full of joy for her. She is spreading her wings and her time as "mine" is over. She belongs to the world now and I sure hope it treats her well. <3 p="">

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I am {banner}

I was up on the Jitto Bear Co. blog yesterday with this banner featuring some of the gorgeous Jitto Bear Co. chipboard.

I decided to keep the chipboard raw on this banner and I love the effect!
I added some paper on top of a few of the pieces;

as well as under some.

To see the full banner you can go here

Do you have any fun ideas that you would like to see put into chipboard pieces? If so, contact Jitto Bear Co.!

banner: Crate Paper
pp: Simple Stories I Am collection
chipboard: Jitto Bear Co. 
flowers: Michael's and Hobby Lobby
stickers: Simple Stories and (dimensional) Crate Paper