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Saturday, May 23, 2015


My daughter is a member of an organization called Family, Career and Community Leaders of America ( FCCLA).  She is actually President of her school's chapter and last month she along with four other students from her school attended the state conference where they participated in STAR events in Virginia Beach.  Today's LO uses some of the pictures taken by her teacher since my schedule did not allow me the opportunity to go.  She had a partner this year and they did a presentation on event planning and placed second in their event category,  one student from her school placed first and will attend the national conference in Washington in July.

The LO came together rather nicely and since I had so many pictures it didn't require a lot of fanfare. The base is actually some K& Co Christmas Cheer gold beige corrugated paper that I picked up on clearance from AC Moore and the chevron glittered paper came from their too.  I cut the title and the Virgnia state die using my SLICE machine, the other embellishments are from Recollections and were in my opened stash from other projects.  I am sharing this LO for this week's challenge #184 - Chevrons over at Use Your Stuff.  This makes my 22nd  LO of the year so I am rolling right along even though I am way behind in other areas.

Take care and have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mojo Monday #398

Hello and Happy Thursday on this rainy morning.  I am back today to share another graduation card using the same paper pad and color scheme because both young ladies graduated from the same school.  The sketch inspiration for the card came from this week's sketch over at Mojo Monday.  Everything used has been in my stash for a while.

Thank you for your visit, do you have holiday plans?  We have another jam packed schedule for the weekend.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


It's that time of year, let the celebrations begin!  Today I am sharing one of the cards that I made for one of the graduates; used more of my stash, cut the caps with the Locket Talk cricut cartridge.  I should have made the card larger as I had to cut the inside message short.   I will just continue to send her encourage communication as she continues on with her graduate studies.

We are in Virginia Beach as we will be attending the graduation ceremonies for Virginia Wesleyan College later this morning.  We went to the Baccalaureate ceremony last night and will be attending one family celebration tonight here and another one next week in Richmond.  So happy for the graduates and the parents!

Take care and make it a great day.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hello Friday

Today I am sharing a project using a stamp that I have been hoarding, I have way too much stuff that just sits unused.  The stamp used on the card is from the Kinky Girl set and the sentiment is from the Sorority set both from Pink Bow Ties.  One of my problems is that I can't really color which is strange because I don't have a problem using crayons but when it's time to use markers and colored pencils I usually wind up tossing the project into the trash.   I used Spectrum markers to color the stamp and  added stickers to the headband.  I used some of the leftover paper from the Easter LO so I am sharing this card for the Super Scraps Saturday #198 challenge over at Hiding in my Craft Room.

Today we are going to Virginia Beach for college graduation ceremonies and celebrations for two young women.  Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Whatever Wednesday

This week has been really draining but I'm still standing even though I am feeling a bit emotional.  I am needing to take care of myself but right now I am putting my own care on hold to care for others. That being said just lift a sister up in prayer!

Today's LO is one that uses pictures taken of our daughter on Easter Sunday.  We were going into my in-laws house for dinner and I realized I hadn't taken any pictures of her in her dress.  She rarely ever wears dresses now so it was a big deal and she really liked it, blue is her favorite color.  I like how this one turned out, it's another signature simple LO using DCWV papers, Recollections burlap flowers, pearls, a dress cut file from the Silhouette online store and some number stickers that have been in my stash forever.  I just need to add some journaling.

Take care and have a wonderful day.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Cards

Where has the time gone!  I can't believe how far I am behind with my crafting and everything else.  I really need some organization help, there just always seems to be so much to do and not enough time!  I was up until 3:00 am Friday morning working on my daughter's Teacher Appreciation gifts, they were almost hot off the press when it was time for us to head out the door.  I didn't get to take a picture of the monogrammed candy dishes only this not so good picture of the cards.  I used misc paper scraps, stickers, stamps and my expression to make the cards.

I decided to share only because my daughter will be starting high school next year so this will probably be the last year we do Teacher Appreciation!  Take care and have a wonderful week.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Today I am sharing a Mother's Day card using the sketch inspiration from Clean & Simple Stamping. I used some paper from the My Mind's Eye 6x6 Indie Chic paper pad.  All items were from my stash, some of it a little longer than I care to admit.  I only completed a few Mother's Day cards so I had to buy most of my cards from Hallmark and the grocery store.  I know shame on me but sometimes life gets the best of you; I am just so behind!

Take care end enjoy today and have a great week!