Sunday, September 27, 2009

stamptv challenges are addicting!!

I am in love with the challenges over at They are amazing, inspiring, and easy enough that I can do them ;) I am having so much fun creating with them!! And I am inking up stamps that have never seen the glory of ink!!

I very rarely finish a card that I am in love with. But when I finished this card, I was in love!! Hope you like it too!!

This next card combined a challenge with making something for our families upcoming JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. I am only 21% to my goal, so if you would like to donate please click here! For more information about why we walk go to this post.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Melanie Muenchinger is brilliant!!

She creates amazing stamp sets, make incredible cards, AND shares her brilliance so that I can try and be as cool as her. Well, I certainly can't be as cool as her, but I sure did try...and here is what I came up with using her super cool Inspiration Mosaic stamp!!

I still need lots of practice with copics, and well, I need lots more copics too!! But for a first try...not too shabby ;)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Stamptv challenge

I participated in my first stamptv challenge. It was bundles of fun and I am hoping to do more of these on a regular basis!! The challenge was to pick one color and one neutral and that's it for your card. I actually love how this turned out!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Meant to post these a long time ago!!

I made about 55 of these notebooks for all of the people I work with for our first day of our new program year. They were super simple to do, just time consuming in that quantity because each persons name is on them too above the first letter of their first name...that's a whole lot of letters :0 You might not be able to see that in this pic (forgot to bring my camera home again). I will eventually stop posting bad pics, I am just so excited to be back creating again. I have a scrapbook in the works for my sister and will post that when I get it done.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I made a card!!!

Last night, I was in the mood to color. So I got out some of my new Ketto gals from Stamping Bella, my prismacolors and gamsol and had some fun! Today, I took one of my colored images and made a card!!

The pic is not very good and every time I rotate it, it ends up back in the sideways positon, grr. It's also a lil blurry, I took it with my phone as I left my camera at work, so use your imagination to make it more in focus!! ;)

ETA: Here are some better pics!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 2009

It's that time of year again when my family and I participate in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. My 8 year old niece, Sierra, was diagnosed in April of 2005. She has been forced to grow up way too fast, to know things she shouldn't have to worry about and to have to pay attention to everything she eats and how she feels. I am brokenhearted to report that in just the time since she was diagnosed, she has already had damage done to her kidneys. Now, on top of finger pricks and using her pump, she has to take a pill, every day for the rest of her life until there is a cure.

Sierra never ceases to amaze me. This year, she grew her hair out so that she could donate it to Locks of Love. How cool is she?!?!

I was watching Dr. Oz on Oprah just last week, and he was talking about all the gains that have been made in research in the last few years. He said that he believes that we are within single digit years of finding a cure for diabetes. I sat on the couch after he said that and cried and prayed.

I am walking to show my support, honor Sierra in her fight and raise money for research. If you are able to give, please go here to donate!! If you are not able to give, if you could please pray and root our team on I would greatly appreciate that too!!! Thanks!!!