Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge #91

Hey Hey Everyone!!

I hope all had a wonderful Christmas and received lots of goodies from Santa.
My creation is for the Digital Tuesday Challenge #91 (see sidebar for link to the challenge blog). This week our hostess, Maria, gave us an easy challenge due to all the craziness that is going on in our lives right now. The challenge is EVERYTHING GOES!! That's right we can do whatever our little hearts desire as long as it includes a digital stamp. Our sponsor this week is our very own Ellie with her Digital Stamp Oasis!!! My image is from her company!! I colored it with Prisma Color Pencils and Odorless mineral spirits.

Wishing y'all a Happy New Year!!!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Digital Tueday Challenge #86

Hey everyone,

Sorry for the short post, but I am sick with a bad sinus infection, and I really just want to go back to bed!!
The card is for the Digital Tuesday Challenge #86- Let It Snow. We were to use a digital image and make a card representing 'Let It Snow'. My image is from Dustin Pike and is colored with Prisma Color Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits. My snow embossed paper is actually alumimun foil. For a little dazzle I added dazzling diamonds to the image. My sentiment is from the SU! Let It Snow stamp set.

Hope all is having a better day than I am!!
Off to bed I go!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge #85

Good morning everyone,

I made my card for two reasons today. One is for the Digital Tuesday Challenge #85- Things with Wings (click the banner on my side bar to link to the blog). We were to make a creation using a digital image that has wings. I choose this adorable image by Dustin Pike to go on my card and I colored it with Prisma Color Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits.

I also chose this image because it is perfect to give to my youngest daughter, Brianna, for her birthday. She is turning 8 on December 2nd. She is my little cupcake, and she is growing up so fast. For her birthday, we are surprising her with a Disney cruise to the Bahamas. We are not going to let her know about it until we pull up to the boat. We are even taking her to school that morning so she can do her spelling test and see her friends on her birthday. Then we are going to pick her up around 12:00 to take her to Port Canaveral, Fl where we will embark on our cruise. When she ask why picked her up early and where we are going, we are just going to tell her she has to wait and see. We are very excited about it!!

Anywho, tell me what you think about my card and hop on over to our blog, see all the wonderful creations our other designers came up with for inspiration, and join us in our challenge!! I can't wait to see what YOU come up with!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge # 81

I am the hostess for today's Digital Tuesday Challenge!!
This is what I create for my challenge.
Below the image is what my challenge is
and a description of my card.

I don't know about everyone else, but
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.
I love seeing all the colors that come along with this time of year.

So, my challenge is for you to create a Halloween card,
but not using the traditional colors of orange and black.
So, I would like to see what you can come up with using
non-traditional colors. I would like your paper colors to be

Yellow, Black, and Purple

Of course, you also need to use a digi stamp
somewhere on your wonderful creation.
If needed, you can use other colors when coloring your image
but your papers need to be
Yellow, Black, and Purple

Our sponsor this week is

Blackleaf Studios

The winner of this week's challenge will receive this fun Halloween set.

My card is made with this set. I made a stair step card. The papers I used are Stampin' Up Basic Black, Barely Banana, and Lavender Lace. I daubered the Barely Banana layers and moon with Barely Banana, and More Mustard ink. For the background scene I daubered the Lavender Lace Paper with Lavender Lace, Perfect Plum and Basic Black to create a spooky night. I used a Martha Stewart fence punch for my fence. For my sentiment, I embossed in black the Happy Halloween from the Stampin' Up Autumn Apparitions set. For my images, I colored them with prizma Color Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits, cut them out (which prove to be quite tricky, but I got it done!!!), and popped them up with demensionals.

I hope you like what I created!! Tell me what you think?

Step on over to the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog (link is on my side bar)

and give my challenge a try!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge #76 and #77

The card is for today's Digital Tuesday Challenge #77 - One for the Girls. My image is from Dustin Pike and it is colored with Prisma Color Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits. I used glitter Stickles on the outfit, shoes, and wings. The cut out rose flower is popped up with demensionals. I used a white ziggy pen to outline the embossed flowers. Add some Rhinestones, a computer generated saying, and viola, a card I believe to be one for the girls!!

And this card is for last week's Digital Challenge Tuesday's #76 -Sports Themed. I made mine with a soccer playing dragon image by Dustin Pike. It is colored with Prisma Color Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits. I made this card for my nanny who just has a baby Aug 4 and played her first soccer game since being cleared to play again from the doctor and scored a goal and assisted another goal. Their team won!! Yeah Paola!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

DTC Challenge #74 and #75

Why, hello hello my dear stamping friends!! It has been such a long time since I have posted something; I almost forgot how to post!!
Life has been on the way insane side this summer. Many thing happened making it imposible for me to find time to play and create much less post.
I had a couple more rounds of kidney stones resulting in another surgery.
My gall bladder decided to go on the crazy side for a while, but it cleared up.
While in the hospital, I found out I have sleep apnea. I am now on a C-PaP machine at night.
Working on getting my hormones straight.
Trying new meds for my bi-polar.
My nanny had a baby girl on August 4th.
I took my college Spanish I course online.
Took a Disney trip with the middle sister and her daughter. It was their first time.
And took a trip to Texas for my yougest sister's 30th b-day.
Like I said INSANITY!!

I did make some things, just not cards.
I made many crocheted items including two blankets for my nanny's baby.
I made a cross-stich name and date picture plus matching needle-point blanket for her too.
I will try to post pictures of those later.
With the kids back to school, and me in a comfortable routine with my classes this semester, I actually have time to create again!! I am finally back to doing what I love to do and that is creating cards and projects for the challenges!!

Like I stated earlier, I almost forgot how to post things. I completely forgot to post the Digital Tuesday's Challenge for last week. It is now below.
This card is for today's Digital Tuesday Challenge #75-Dots and Stripes. My images are from KLM Digital Designs. I colored them both with Prisma Color Pencils and Odorles Mineral Spirits, cut them out, and popped them up with demensionals.

This gift set was created for the DTC Challenge #74 Make a Gift Set. The image is from Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studio. I colored it with Prisma Color Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits, cut it out and popped both of them up with demensionals.

It is nice to finally be back and have time to create. I missed it dearly.

I look forward to doing challenges again and I hope to hear from everyone again!!

Have a great day!!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Digital Tuseday Challenge #41

Hello everyone,
I am now on the road to recovery. I had my surgery yesterday for my kidney stones, and everything went well. Today is my first day of going back to school. I am working on getting my PhD in Psychology. Wish me luck!!
This is for today's Digital Tuesday Challenge #41. Shelly is our wonderful hostess this week. She wanted to keep it simple because of all the craziness we just went through from all of the holidays. She challenged us to use embossing on our creations. I used the Cuttlebug Hearts Embossing folder on mine.
I missed last weeks challenge because of all the health issues I was going through. So, this also fits last week challenge #40 to make a Valentine's Day card.
My image is from Dustin Pike that is being released today. It is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits. I cut the bear out and proped him up with demensionals. I hand doodled around the bear, added 3 heart brads, and the sentiment is a stamp from High Hopes stamped in StazOn Black. I made this to go along with his 1st Doodle Dragon Studio Challenge. He has challenged us to make a lovey, dovey Valentine Card too.
What do y'all think?
Now I am off to school. My first 2 classes are Psychology and English.
Digital image can be found at Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studio sometime today.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

1st Doodle Dragon Studio Blog Hop!!!!!

Welcome to the first Doodle Dragon Studio Blog Hop!

If you've arrived from Lelia's blog, you're headed in the right direction. If not, start at the beginning on Dustin's blog

We're very excited to announce a new challenge blog for Doodle Dragon Studio images, and the first challenge is TODAY! To kick it all off, let's have a blog hop featuring some new digi stamps. Make sure you leave comments on the design team blogs along the way, because three lucky commenters will be randomly drawn to win all five of the new digis Dustin is sharing today! Then, check out the first challenge for another chance to win new Doodle Dragon digis.


I chose to use the new Shining Armor image for the challenge today. I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits. I wanted him to peek over the edges so I cut him out and pasted him to his framing. My DP is textured felt hearts, and I used the Heart shape Nestibilities for my computer generated sentiment.

What do y'all think?

Now, HOP on over to Cheri's Blog
and enjoy the rest of our first blog hop!!

I goofed a little. This was not to be posted until 10:00 PST and I posted it at 10:00 EST. Check back at 10:00 PST and you will see all the links will work. Sorry for the inconvience. There were bound to be a few kinks to works out on the first blog hop and of course, I am one of the kinks!! LOL

Friday, January 1, 2010

I almost missed New Year's!!

I hope everyone had an awesome New Year's Last night. I had a great time, but almost missed it!!
Unfortunately I was in the hospital until 6:00 last night. Sadly, I was admitted into the hospital Wednesday thinking I was having major problems with my colon only to find out my colon was fine, but that I had an huge 9 x 12 mm kidney stone blocking my left kidney and several littler ones as well. I am in a lot of pain and heavily doped up on morphine, but I got to come home for our New Year's Eve party and didn't miss the fireworks we shot off!! It was so awesome!! Aliyah, my 13 yo daughter, made some of the best food!! I am so proud of her!! Now I have to wait until the 11th for the machine needed to go in and break up the stone. Hatefully, the 11th is my first day back to school also. Totally Sucks, but I have faith things will work themselves out!! or at least I pray they do!! Oh and on the 4th, I am having 2 wisdom teeth surgically removed. Talk about my life totally sucking right now!! LOL What a way to bring in the new year!! But hey it can only go up from here!!!! LMAO

Here are some pics from last night's party.....

One of the fountain fireworks we set off

The peacock fruit arrangment my daughter Aliyah made

My BFF Rachel and myself

My wonderful husband and myself

All the youngin's (top left to right)
Alex, William, Nathan, Brianna, Brittany, Samatha

My daughter Aliyah, her BFF Haylee, and their friend Shane

My stomach is so swollen from the kidney stones that it looked just like our 4 month pregnant friend Christy. I have gained 15lbs in 11 days, because of these kidney stones.

Christy and myself with her true love Ricky being goofy in the back

One of my daughter's BFF and long time friend Desi and myself

My girls Aliyah, Haylee, and Desi

Friends Suzy and Christy

Another pic and of hubby and I

My long time friends Jason and Z. Unfortunately, Z was very sick. So they had to go home before midnight.

The men John, Ricky, Curt, and Tim

The teenagers of the party. (left to right)
Aliyah, Haylee, Shane, Desi, and Vicky

My BFF Rachel helping my daughter Brianna shoot her first firework, a roman candle

Anther pic of my BFF Rachel and myself

The kids plus one big kid Suzy eating the gingerbread lighthouse

And last but not least, my youngest right before she fell asleep at 3:00 in the morning

We had such an awesome time. I was hurting quite a bit, but I am so happy I was able to be home with my friends and family to bring in the New Year.
Here is to everyone having a beautifully blessed year in 2010!!