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!!