Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge AND Bombshell stamps Color Challenge

A Bombshell color challenge... Alison always picks awesome color pallets for us to use on our monthly color challenges and this month was no different, although a challenge for me kinda/sorta because of the bright colors... 
Well they are bright for me... So here is what I made following the Bombshell Sketch for this month...and using Butterfly Dreams from Bombshell stamps 

It's time again for another challenge!!!  Head over to the WWATC blog for all the yummy details... Here is what I made:

This cute little image is by Time For Tea

She was colored with copic markers and the background is made with Washi tape.  I wanted it to look like she was sitting in front of a wall/stack of books!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Today's Bento Box

Today's lunch consisted of hard salami, cheddar and Monterrey
jack cheese, graham crackers, gold fish and carrot sticks... The verdict when he got home... "My lunch was awesome today"..  That makes me happy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I has a Happy and I has a Sad

OK my Happy is that my son has finally decided that it is OK to take lunches to school again... I don't know why he stopped and I don't know why he preferred that food over food from home... healthier food from home... Just because they don't fry it at school doesn't mean it wasn't fried before it was frozen somewhere in the factory.....  anyway that is my opinion...  you don't have to agree...

So yeah my sad... MY BABY STARTED 10th GRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So we are not doing your regular lunches either... my baby boy is fascinated with all things Japanese....  His lunch box is a bento box and we are making everything into rolls for lunch... which is OK with me as long as I know where the food came from!!!  So we started school on Thursday, which my sister the teacher says is a great time to start, and we made a  cream cheese veggie roll with some apple bites...

Now I admit it is not as pretty as the sushi bar, and didn't stay tight like the sushi bar, but for our first attempt I think it turned out quite well.... 

Friday we made a PB no J roll... I took my rolling pin and flattened out the bread, put the PB on and rolled... For some reason he doesn't like the J with the PB... IDK...  anyway to go with that he had gold fish, graham crackers, and a nectarine...

Friday, August 15, 2014

I Finally Did It!!!

For forever and a day I have wanted to go to Donna Downey Studios in NC... well I finally did it and not only did I just go I took an awesome class there... bonus I got to have a 3 day weekend to myself!!!

My class was awesome!!!  It was with Anna Dabrowska (Finnabair)!!!  By the way she is awesome!!!  It was actually 4 classes rolled into two days and they were great days, I met some wonderful ladies that weekend...

Here are the projects I worked on that weekend:

This is my new Finnabair Journal... Anna is very generous with her products in her classes!!

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My first page:  I usually do not like pictures of myself but this was a good one I think!

My new friend Evelyn let me use one of her photos because i didn't bring  variety like everyone else did... I didn't know!!  LOL  anyway my favorite movie ever is The Wizard of Oz so she let me use her image of Judy!!!  Thank you EVELYN!!! This is the 2nd page in my new journal!

A beautiful canvas we made, again with that picture of me!!!  Love the light colors because I usually don't do light colors!!!

2nd Canvas.  This image is from a new friend Ellie... I chose this one because of the intensity of her eyes!!!  

That was one wonderful weekend of art making!!!!  I highly recommend that you take a finnabair class whenever you can!!!  I also highly recommend that you go visit Donna Downey studios as well!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A day in the fog...

So a couple of days ago I told you of the things that have been going on and today I am going to show you a bit of how my husband and I handle stress...  We just get away from it all really, go on long drives up the mountain, especially on really foggy days so it feels like were alone... anyway one such morning we set out and I happened to bring my camera with me and grabbed what I think are some wicked awesome pictures...

We had to stop and look cause lord knows we need ANOTHER car cause 5 isn't enough!!!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bombshell Sketch

Hey guys it's time for this months sketch challenge and this sketch is a cutie!!  You can see more of the DT takes on the Bombshell Blog.

Here is what I did:

 And while your here I wanted to show you my take on the August Pin up challenge...I sorta kinda forgot to post it last week.... So head over to the Bombshell blog and join in with us this month!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Where in the HELL have I been....

LOL  I know, it's been a while... Just a busy year and summer so far... lots of changes coming... which I will be posting about as they happen...

So what have I been up to lately... oh you know a little of this a little of that, a lot of freaking out... So as most of you know, or not, we retired from the Navy almost 4 years ago and got our "out in the real world stop moving all the time settle down job"  yeah that didn't last as long as we wanted it to... The company my husband worked for has decided to shut down the department he was working he and his counterparts are the only ones left and as of the end of august we won't even be there... sad I know... talk about freaked out... yeah I have been.  So the job hunt started again and now we have a new job, YAY WONDERFUL WE WONT STARVE OR HAVE TO GO NAKED, only problem with that is it is in IDAHO, Idaho Falls to be exact!!!  Well SHIT here comes another move... BUT wait........ Only the husband is leaving at the end of August... WHAT?????  I thought being a married single mother was done with... nope gotz to do it for another while... Which is ok because YAY JOB!!!

So  school starts in 2 days and I really don't want to move the boy kidling during the school year so he and I are staying here to finish the school year and dude is going to go to Idaho by himself for a while and find us a place to live and all that good CRAP that we have to think about now... but it will all be good in the long run, who knows my son may start talking to us again before he goes off to college.... just kidding, he's not happy but he knows it has to be done and I can handle not happy!!!  I am not happy either cause it takes me further away from the bestie and I no likey that at all!!!!!!

So you would think that would be all right... that's a big negatory good buddy... the girl kidling has decided that she wants to get married in December... yes this december... go figure!!!  So she and I will be planning a wedding now!!!  YAY for that.. I really am happy that she is happy and getting married to a really great guy it's just REALLY right now... At least I have something to take my mind off of everything else....

So that's whats been going on here.... hope your life has been good!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hump Day Hop

It's time again for another Bombshell hump day hop and this month Alison asked us to use stars and stripes!!!  It could be patriotic but it didn't have to be.  Mine is  because of some swaps I am doing with A TCs.  My background is Washi tape and the stars are from tattoo font!  I should be the last stop on your hop list so I hope you enjoyed your journey today!!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Muse Monday~Homeward Bound

It's the 5th monday of the month which means that it is my turn to showcase the Muse Monday stamp set of the month!!  This month it is Homeward Bound and I made a card following this months sketch challenge!!

I used some of the small icons from the set to make the background then colored with distress inks.  Stamped the compass and the words and colored them with distress inks as well...  Covered the words and compass with rock candy stickles!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Hello lovelies!  It's time for another Bombshell hump day hop!!!  Now I am sure along the way you have seen some decked out Bombshells...  yeah your not getting that here! !  Nope...  I am the girl that would much rather throw on some jammies, curl up on the couch that get all dressed up and go somewhere... Not that I stay home all the time but it does make for a more comfortable evening!!!

So what did I do with my Bombshells to be Red Carpet Ready???  I dressed up my snack boxes of course!!!  I took my small icons from a couple of different stamp sets and stamped them with versa mark in on some popcorn boxes I cut using my cameo...  then I used antique gold perfect pearls to make them shine!!!!  Now as I can't have many carbs which means no popcorn I will be making a spicy mixed nut snack mix to snack on!!!

Sorry about the crappy picture,  I am posting from my phone because I thought I had another week but I was wrong...  my project had been made for a while and luckily I had this picture on my phone....  I will post the better picture as soon as I get home!!!
Now as I am the last stop head on back to the bombshell blobombshell blogg!!! 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bombshell Color Challenge

Hey guys, it's time for the Bombshell stamps color challenge!  This months colors are awesome, very bright and I love them!!! 

They are called Floral Brights and you can find them here!

This is what I made using the Hula Girl Stamp set from Bombshell Stamps!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bombshell Sketch Challenge

This months sketch is another amazing creation made by Kathi our fearless DT guru!!!

Here is my creation using Hula Girl:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wicked Wednesday ATC

Hello Lovelies, it's time for another WWATC challenge.. This week we are sponsored by The Stamping Chef and tasked to add a die cut to our project!!  I happen to love the stamping chef images and could not resist using the image called No Offense...

Here is my project:

Now head on over the the WWATC blog and see what everyone else has made for you and enter your ATC into our challenge!!!

Ms. June Bombshell Pin Up challenge

Ms. June, Cheryl Valadez has challenged us to Get Skully!!!

I have chosen to use the Sugar skull set for my project and make a little funny/sarcastic card!!

I two toned stamped using distress inks and then embossed the skull with white embossing powder..The words are rub on letters and the stems are from the sugar skull set also.. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

DICC 78~ The Stamping Chef

Hello Lovelies and welcome to our last itinerary for a little while. We decided to take a break for the Summer, so we hope you will play along with this challenge before our little vacay! 

The itinerary is as follows: 
1.  Distress it.
 2.  NO FLOWERS!!!
 3.  Monotone.
 4.  Not a Card.
 5.  Use a funny quote or saying.
 6.  Make it sexy for that love in your life!
 7.  use at least 3 pattern papers
 8.  emboss it 
 9.  use ribbon
10.  use metal  

Remember, you must use at least 3 items from the itinerary and you must mention in your post which 3 (or more) you have used. We are sponsored by The Stamping Chef this time around.

I used #'s 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7!!!  Please head over to the DICC blog and see what the other DT members have made for you and enter your creation!!!!