Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fluttering a little late this week...

I'm sorry to say that I will be a little late in sharing my FBW creation. Mommy duty has taken up a lot of time and I haven't been able to do much else.

The challenge this week is a recipe one - you need to have the following on your creation:
  • The color blue
  • lace
  • 3 or more flowers
  • at least one butterfly
With everything else going on, my brain just couldn't completely wrap around the "recipe". Hopefully something will come to me so I can share it...

Visit the FBW blog to see some wonderful inspiration and to play along!

On a side note, I really thought that sleeping would be easier with an 8 yr old. However, Abby hasn't slept through the night in the last week or so. There have been some changes that may contribute but for the most part she is scared of her own house. We've lived here over 3 years and she acts as though it was just yesterday. I don't know how to get her to understand she is safe and that we (her parents) will protect her. It's a struggle and I'm in need of ANY suggestions on how to help her. It started that she was afraid of going down the hall to the bathroom by herself and now it's affecting her sleep. It's usually around 3am and lasts all morning. I thought it was a phase but it's lasting a LOT longer than I would expect.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Gratitude Blog Hop!

So I was going to post this like um 4 days ago and TOTALLY forgot! Yes, my mind has been like that lately! So did you have a good Thanksgiving? I did!! We had wonderful food, great time with family, played some cards, went to see The Muppets and did LOTS of shopping! Yes, I was a part of the Black Friday sales - and it was odd being out shopping at 3 and 4 am! We got some good deals though but then my "schedule" was all mixed up for like 2 days!

Mabelle is having the first ever Gratitude Blog Hop over on the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog. I wanted to join in on the fun so I grabbed ACORN SQUIRREL and created this card.

I found this wonderful sketch (#44) over on Sketches by Carly blog. I thought it would show off the digital image and the fall paper. I colored the image with my Copics - I was trying to make the squirrel look like he has fluffy fur...still working on that technique.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #181 Sponsored by Paper Pretties!!

Hello and welcome! I'm so glad you've stopped by! Today begins our Thanksgiving break so Abby and I have some things planned - like crafts and baking :D I have to tell you I'm very excited...I have my family coming over to our house for Thanksgiving on Thursday and then we'll do a little shopping. Plus hoping to see the new Muppet movie as well. So LOTS of fun stuff planned!

This week at Flutter By Wednesday we are sponsored by Paper Pretties. The challenge is open so I decided to do something a little different. Abby is really into reading right now. The other day I noticed she had toilet paper for a bookmark - a little tacky if you ask me. So when I saw the digital image, Sophia Cuddle I knew what I had to do.

Abby's favorite color is blue but her lovey better known as Pink Boo is pink and well, a little worn. I thought that since she can't have Pink Boo with her all the time (like at school) she could have a bookmark that would remind her of her. When I showed Abby what I made well, lets just say she was a little speechless and oh so happy!

To show you just how important Pink Boo is to her I thought I'd include a few pics:

As you can see she's pretty special!

I hope you'll join us this week for our challenge. Remember to include a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation! You can see all the details over on the FBW blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #180

Welcome to another Flutter By Wednesday! This week we say hello to a new team member, Amanda! Plus we have the multi-talented, Jessica Diedrich as the guest designer. Woohoo more awesomeness to look at :D

I decided to use an angel this week as I need to get some more holiday cards done! The challenge is your favorite - OPEN...remember anything goes as long as you include a fairy, butterfly or angel on a NEW creation!

I grabbed one of Mabelle's wonderful digi's called Felicity and started coloring. I added some Crystal Stickles to her wings and the small stars. Isn't she just the sweetest?
I used some paper that I found at Hobby when I went to check out I got it at 40% off since it was in the Christmas area and not the scrapbook area. SCORE for me!

Have you seen all the fabulous digi's and rubber stamps that are available over on the Whimsy and Stars Studio Shop? No? Well you better go see what cuteness you are missing!!

Danni has been suffering from a migraine (hope you are doing better, Danni!) so the post may be late on the FBW blog...but don't worry. It will be up (soon). I hope among all things going on you find some time to get a little inky. We'd love to have you join us!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Winter Friends

Happy Friday! Popping in to share a new creation using the fabulous digital stamp from Mabelle RO, called WINTER FRIENDS. I had so much fun coloring this digi!!

Banners are all the rage right now, so I had to have a try at it...

to set off the banners I incorporated it into my greeting and I put Crystal Stickles around them. And the finished card...

total cute factor, right? Whatcha think? You can get WINTER FRIENDS for yourself on the Whimsy & Stars Studio shop right here.

Did you know that we are having a gratitude blog hop? You can see all the details on how to participate over on the blog. I hope you'll join in on the fun as well!

Big shout out to all the Veterans out there - thank you for all you've done for us!! I'm extremely grateful for each and everyone of you! I'm going to take a little break from the "normal" weekend duties to head to Manhattan to work at a craft show. It should be a lot of fun and I get to visit with some friends I haven't seen in quite a while. Hope your weekend is a good one! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thought of You

Hope your week is going good so far! Today I have a card to share for Flutter By Wednesday. The theme this week is FRIENDSHIP - remember you also need to include a butterfly, fairy or angel on it.

When I saw the new sketch for Mojo Monday (#214) I knew that I wanted to do something working with that sketch. It's AWESOME!! Here's what I came up with:

I couldn't stop with the front - had to keep it going on the inside too!

I just adore how this card turned out! And I know it will bring a smile to the recipients face as which friend should I send it to? :D

Head on over to the Flutter By Wednesday blog for all the details for this weeks challenge. You can see more inspiration from the team by visiting their blogs. And this week, be sure to stop by Leanne's blog - she's our guest designer this week!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day - I'm going to try and stay warm and cross my fingers that the rain will let up. I need a little sunshine...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thankful for YOU!

I'm thankful for all my friends and family! I'm NOT thankful for computers as this is my second time writing this post! ARGHHHH....add in that I have a nasty cough/cold and well it sucks!

Oh well - on to my regular scheduled post, lol! This week at Flutter By Wednesday we are using the theme - friendship/gratitude along with a fairy, butterfly or angel.

I just received a few new rubber stamp sets in the mail from the fabulous Mabelle RO. On her Whimsy & Stars Studio she has some cute digital images and she now has some rubber stamp sets too! I'm using the one called FRIENDS.

Seems that anything I try to create lately is taking forever! I've been doing a lot of items for a few craft shows that I'm in so I guess my mind is on other things. Plus Abby has been keeping me busy but we are now done with soccer for a few weeks so that will be a nice break. Of course, we are in the midst of Girl Scout Cookie sales so we trade one thing for another, lol!

If you'd like to see the other rubber stamp sets or the digital images that are available from Mabelle RO, head on over to the Whimsy & Stars Studio site. Plus for a limited time you can get a FREE digi on the Facebook page. Not a fan? You can find details on how to join HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!