Saturday, June 30, 2012

Yippee Skippee!!!

My son & his wife are back in California after spending 4 years in New York doing his ER residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.  YAY! 

The time really flew by.  I can't believe it's over & they're back home.  He will be working as an ER doctor in Bakersfield for the next year or two & then will look for something closer to us in southern California & closer to the beach.  My boy loves to surf! LOL

Thanks so much for joining me in celebrating my son's amazing achievement!  We are all so very proud of him.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sooooo....whatcha think?

*****Another Update: LOL Now I've gone with the matching header from Plumrose Lane. I couldn't resist that cute little bird. I'm just a sucker for birds & birdcages. LOL I love it! Thanks, Sharon!!!!!

***UPDATE:  LOL  Okay........I did it again!  LOL  I found a beautiful background from Plumrose Lane that goes with my new header beautifully.  (I think so anyway)  You know how we girls love to change our minds.......just like our shoes.  LOL  So I hope you like the change. The other background was beautiful but I wanted a big more graphics to lend interest to the pages. 

LOL  I know.........I know..........what do I think about what???????  There's no card to share today sooooo..........what could it be.  hhhmmmmm...........well................whatcha think about my new blog design?  LOL  I just got a new monitor (thanks hubby) to replace my ancient of days one from waaaay back in the day (it was kind of embarrassing for others to see....hahaha).  Well after hooking up my new....much larger monitor I was NOT happy with the looks of my blog.  It just didn't "feel right".........KWIM.  Soooooooo.........the search was on!   I went on a hunting expedition & I found this beautiful background from Dotty Dot Dot.  I fell in love with it the second I laid eyes on it.  It screamed PICK ME ME ME!!!  I absolutely love the vintage feel to the pretty soft flowers & lovely color as well as the soft pretty glittery border.  (you know how we girls luv our blingity bling  I also love that the design doesn't overpower everything else.
Anywho.....since the matching header was plain I needed to fancy it up with my blog name & some images in my Photo Shop Elements program.  The font I used for my blog name is called 'Precious'.  Lace trim is from Heritage Scrap's 'Sentimental' kit by Adelina.  I've had the birdie images forever. I snagged them from the web a long long time ago (if you know where they came from please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due).....isn't it just the sweetest thing.  I added some vintage flowers from Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Patterns CD #1 and voila.  Here it is.  Easy Peasy.  And so easy on the eyes.

Well thanks for listening to me blather on about my new digs.  I you????  Be kind!  LOL

Until next time...............

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Monday, June 4, 2012

Catch a Wave card

Hi Everyone! Sorry I've been MIA so much this year. Health issues, etc. have prevented me from crafting much but I just HAD to make my oldest son Brett a birthday card. He loves to surf & is coming back to California from New York with his wife at the end of this month. YAY! He's going to be working as an ER doctor about 2 hours away from us. I'm so thrilled to have him back home.

Anywho.........back to the card. I always struggle with masculine cards cuz I don't want to drown them in glitter & make them too girlie so I restrained myself & went with a more minimalistic card. Shock! (well it's 'minimalistic' for me

The digital images I used came from artists at PcCrafter which unfortunately is no longer in business. Most of the images are from "Endless Summer" by Andrea Tachiera. I also used Debbie Mumm's 'Celebrations' birthday banner and the surfboard came from "Fun in the Sun" by Sapna. I really had something else in mind when I envisioned this card but I'm pretty happy with how it came together. The "birthday greetings" is hanging from the palm trees with scrapper's floss & swaying in the breeze. I 'stuck' the surfboard in the 'sand' & added an abalone shell button to the surfer image tied up with more scrapper's floss. That's my son surfing! LOL He's 6'4" so I can just imagine him riding that big wave.

Thanks for looking & leaving comments. They always brighten my day.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craft a Scene:  Sand & Water scene
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything Goes
Stamp n doodle:  Get outside (won Top 3 ~ YAY)
Divas by design:  #37 Anything Goes
Inky Impressions:  Summer Fun!
Penny's Paper: #80 Anything Goes (Won $10 voucher ~ YAY)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog:  #55 Any Sentiment
DYSU:  #74 Under the Sea
Pixie Dust Studio:  #129 Summer
SJ Crafts:  #5 "All about the Boy" & something old -- I used the abalone button that has been in my stash a very long time.
For Your Inspiration:  #30 Photo Inspiration
Wags 'n Whiskers:  #80 Summer Fun
Raise the Bar:  #107 Hello Summer
The Poodles Parlour:  Male card
Allsorts challenge blog:  By the seaside
Bugaboo:  June ~ Anything Goes
Digi Design challenge blog:  Male inspired creations
My Sheri Crafts:  #86 Summer Lovin'
Here come the boys:  #28 Anything Goes(must be for a man or boy)
Platypus Creek Digitals:  #8 For the Boys
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  #24 Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge:  #3 Simply Summer
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge blog:  All Manly Men.....& we know how manly surfers can be...:)
Lexi's Creations:  #66 For the man/boy in our lives (my son)
Love to Create Challenge Blog:  #18 Father's Day or Special Guy in your life (my son)
The Pink Elephant:  TPE151 Use Vibrant colors
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge:  Summer colors

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~