Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Yes I said it like the camel on the commercial as I am pretty sure you read it that way in your head!!  It's time for this month's Bombshell hop and this will be our last HUMP DAY hop of the year as next month's hop date was Christmas Day and we decided to take the day off!  Here is my project for this hop and it's another book mark for me to use with my pile of books that I am slowly but surely putting a dent in!!

Now head on over to Kathi's blog to see what she has for you in today's hop!!!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dilly Beans Challenge

Here is my little note card for this weeks Dilly Beans Challenge Brads and Eyelets!!  I love this image!

I colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers.

The Autumn is a metal brad I found in my stash when I was trying to organize the other day!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just Some Lines November challenge reminder

It's Saturday and you know what that means?  It means it's the day to remind you about the Just Some Lines November challenge of 3 or more embellishments and to show you my reminder project!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wicked Wednesday ATC

This weeks challenge over at Wicked Wednesday ATC is Polka Dots AND Stripes!!

I chose to use an image from Dilly Beans!

Hey look NOT FALL COLORS!!  LOL  Don't worry though I haven't completely lost my mind yet!!!  At lease I don't think so... who knows for sure though!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Chromatic Craze

It's time for another Chromatic Craze challenge!!!   Here are the colors for the month!

Here is my project!

I colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers:  CR7, CR5, CR4, TN9, TN8 , TN6, TN5, TN3, TN2, GT3, GT2, GT1, CG3, CG2, and CG1.

Now to play along with us this month head on over to the Chromatic Craze blog for all the rules and regulations!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Muse Monday

It's Muse Monday everyone!!!  This month we are featuring the Indian Princess stamp set and you know what that means?  It means that the stamp set is on SALE!!!!  Woot woot, who doesn't love a sale!!!  Crazy people, that's who!!!

Here is my Muse Monday project for today and I am also going to enter this into the WWATC anything goes as long as it's an ATC challenge!!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dilly Beans Not A Card challenge

I have for you today a project I made for myself actually,  when I saw this weeks Dilly Beans Challenge Not A Card, I knew I wanted to make a book mark and I also knew that I needed a break from fall colors!!!  LOL  I love Fall, the smell the colors the everything but I needed to color something that wasn't a fall color and I chose to make a book mark because I have a stack of books waiting to be read and I don't want it to get any bigger!!!  Lot's of reading for me when the kids are on school break!!!

I love this flower and the colors are about as far away from fall colors as I could get!!!  LOL  Don't worry though, tomorrow will be back to the normal and Fall will be in the air again!!! 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Just Some Lines Saturday Reminder

Hey guys, I am back today with my JSL Saturday Reminder post!  Our challenge for the month of November is 3 or more embellishments!!

Here is my project and to play along just click on the word challenge above and it will take you to where you need to enter!!!

I am also going to enter this into the WWATC anything goes as long as it's an ATC challenge!

Friday, November 15, 2013

DICC # 66 with Bombshell Stamps

Hey guys, it's time for another DICC Challenge!!  Our sponsor this challenge is Bombshell Stamps!  I love me some Bombshells!!!

Here is the itinerary thought up by the Bombshell DT Captain Kathi!

1. Use Indian corn colors of Rust, Gold, Deep Red, and Tan
2. Thank you or Thankful Theme
3. Dry or Heat Embossing
4. Three Layers
5. Metal
6. Die Cuts
7. Charms
8. Photo Corners
9. Ribbons
10. Lace

I used Bombshell Stamp set Indian Princess which happens to be our Muse Monday set of the month and is on sale!!!!

Used #'s 1,2,4,5, and 9!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wicked Wednesday ATC

Hey guys, it's time for the Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge!  This week it is Anything Goes as long as it's an ATC!!!

I am really enjoying making ATC for this challenge  blog because it helps me get my ATCs made that I trade for the month!!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bombshell Sketch Challenge

It's time for the Bombshell Sketch Challenge! As always Kathi gave us a really awesome sketch to work with!!!

I decided to use it to make a couple of invitations for a couple of couples to come for drinks.  Just a little get together before all the Holiday hoopla starts and we all lose our minds!!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thankful for those who served blog hop

Hey guys, I am back today with another blog hop with Leslierhaye and the gang!  This month we are doing a thankful for those who served hop and I don't really have a project to show you just a story about our time in the Navy!  We have been retired now for almost 4 years(February 2014) and I am very thankful for that!  Although I have to say, civilian life is not quite as much fun as military life, in terms of friendships and that feeling of community, at least not where we are living now, but OH SO THANKFUL for the job!!!
Anyway when my kidlings were younger every time their daddy would go away for any length of time we would make paper chains and hang them around the house.  We would start the chain with as many links as the days he would be gone and then everyday we would take one off!  It was really lots of fun to see their little faces get excited about the chain getting shorter!!   We would take strips of papers, any paper really whatever they found important at the time, printer paper, anything!!  If they brought it to me on the chain making roundup day we worked it into the chain somehow!  I miss those days, my babies are 18 and 14 now!!  Anyway, we would tear or cut the papers into strips and then glue, tape, or staple them together!  Then we would hang them around the house, the longer the chain, the more rooms it went into, the shorter the fewer!  One year their daddy was supposed to be deployed for 5 months, so we made the chain with as many days as necessary and hung it and said see ya soon to daddy, never goodbye, and he left and we started our daily ritual of pulling one link off!  Then three weeks before daddy was to come home we woke up to some horrible news reports on 9/11... Now on an aircraft carrier you get almost daily emails, especially when the hubby/daddy has an office...or those weekly phone calls that are so so so very very coveted!!!  and you look forward to each and everyone of those... so when you see what is happening on the television and you  run to the computer to check emails and send one off to the man and it comes back right away as not deliverable, and you send it again and again it comes back immediately you know something is up!! So you try to be normal and send the oldest off to school and get the youngest ready for his first day of pre-school but you know something is WRONG!!! So I got the little one home from preschool and down for his nap after lunch and the phone starts ringing, it's your father, your sister, your mother-in-law and you have no answers to the one single question they all asked, Is Steven still coming home?  All I could say was I will let you know as soon as I know!!  Then the phone call from the ombudsman, for those of you who don't know what she does, she is the one person, usually a woman who can stay in contact with the ship at all times, the one you depend on in times like these, usually the captain's wife, or the XOs wife, anyway she calls with the message, no communication until further notice and no return until further notice.  Your heart falls, for several reasons, because this has happened and it shouldn't have, because your husband isn't coming home as soon as you thought, because you can't send him the daily emails of how things at school and home went and the little tell daddy what we had for dinner, or tell him what I made at school, because your heart is hurting and the one person who helps make everything better isn't there, but mostly because you don't know how to explain things to the kidlings... You have no words to tell the 6 year old why there is a plane in the building on TV except to turn the TV off and say it's mean people doing mean things, the 2 year old just want to watch Blue's have not idea how to tell them that this time, we have to stop taking the links off the chain until mommy know more information, and absolutely no idea how to make their hearts heal when you tell them that daddy will not be home when we thought he was going to be home and that you have no idea when daddy will be home!!!

What I meant by I miss the friendships and sense of community of the military and a military town is this, during these times when you live 36 hours away from your closest family all you have are the women, men and children who are living right next to you going through the same things you are going through and somehow they become your family, they become the closest friendships you will ever have and will ever keep.  Paper chains remind me of this!

Now I was going to make a paper chain to show you but I figured you all knew what one was so I found some awesome pictures on Google for you to go and check out!!

Enjoy the rest of the hop and whenever you make a paper chain or see a paper chain, remember it may have been made to count down the days until someone comes home! 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

My forgetfulness and Dilly Beans challenge

So yesterday I forgot to post my reminder project for the new monthly challenge over at Just Some Lines!!  Yeah let's just chalk that up to a cuppa what the hell happened!!!

Anyway our challenge this month at JSL is: Use 3 or more embellishments on your projects!!!

Now this weeks challenge at Dilly Beans is Thanks!  I decided to do a little something different, instead of going the traditional thanksgiving thanks or fall colors thanks, cause honestly I have tons of those this month, I went with a little love note sorta, a little Thanks for your love!!

Hope you enjoy!!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wicked Wednesday ATC

So if Sunday's are dedicated to Dilly Beans Challenges and Wednesday's are for Bombshell and Saturdays are for Just some lines, why not make Thursday's for Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge!!!  Cause we all know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE ATCs!!!  So this week their challenge is to add a feather...

I used Bombshell Stamps Indian Princess which is also Bombshell's Muse Monday set of the month which means it's on sale all month long!!!

I colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Dilly Beans Challenge

Hello Lovelies, I have decided to make Sunday's Dilly Beans Challenge day!  I did it through 31 days and it was fun so I am going to keep on doing it!  This weeks challenge is Fall Colors and I am using an image called #488-Mimi & Sarah's Pumpkins Framed!  Such a cute little image!!


I colored them with my Spectrum Noir Markers: DG1, 2, and 4, FS2,3, and 9, TN2,3, and 8, BT 1,2,3,4,5,and 6, EB3,5,and 8 and GB10.  My patterned papers are from the Harvest Delight paper pack by Recollections!  I hope you enjoy!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bombshell celebrates Day of the Dead and a New monthly Challenge for JSL!!!

Another double post today but not a long one!!  Like the title says though today is the day that the Bombshell girls are celebrating Day of the Dead and I wanted to show you the ATC I made using the Sugar skulls set from Bombshell stamps and direct you to the Bombshell blog to see what others have made for you to enjoy!!

Now for the New monthly challenge for Just Some Lines!  This month(November) we are challenging you to add 3 embellishments to your projects!

Here is an ATC I made using a brand new image from JSL!  She is called emojoy!

Head over to the JSL blog to see what the other wonderful DT members have made for you today!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

DICC #65 and Happy Birthday Shannon Bombshell Hop!!!

It's time again for another Desert Island Crafters Challenge(DICC).  This time our sponsor is JellyPark!

The Itinerary: - Jellypark
  1. Fireworks
  2. On a Dark Night - create a nightime scene on your project
  3. Twit Twoo - there's an Owl watching you?
  4. Trees
  5. Stars
  6. Don't be Square - make a shaped card/project
  7. Sparkle Please - lets see some sparkly gems and glitter
  8. Texture please - embossed, fabric, wood, whatever you like
  9. Friends
  10. Use a Quote - use a quote for you sentiment!

Here is what I made using #s: 3,4,5,7,8,9,and 10

Remember to go over to the DICC blog linked above to see what the other have made and to see if you won last challenge and to play with us!!!! BUT not before you hop along with the Birthday Hop for Shannon!!!

For those of you who don't know who she is, here is a bit about her!!

Shannon is the Queen Bombshells and owns Bombshell Stamps. Today is her birthday, so some past and present Bombshell Girls and Pin-Ups got together to hold a huge Blog Hop in her honor.

Here is the card I made using the new Digital Stamp set Rosie the Riveter!

Bombshell's Blog