Sunday, April 1, 2018

April Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Happy April and Happy Spring! It went from 55-80 degrees in like 2 days here in Northern California. Pure craziness!!! I think I may have even got a little red from the sun out at my kiddos baseball games yesterday. Spring break is over and my crazy kids are headed back to school on Monday....Thank goodness!!! I had a photoshoot last night and boy were the mosquitoes out in full force. I keep forgetting to put the spray in the car to have handy at baseball and my sunset photo shoots...MUST remember to do that!!!

So this month's theme is to CASE another member of our hop. I cased Libby Fens. I only CASEd her layout. This was such a hard decision for me, as is everything, so I made it a little easier on myself and just chose a layout from last month's hop. I really wanted to use a set that I hadn't used in months, a set that I have forgotten about {which is actually a lot} I used Life Me this set so much! I really don't and haven't used it much at all. My next two monthly classes will focus on items and sets retiring. We will be finding that out soon! I'm really hoping this set isn't on that list!

Libby's design 

Let's see what Michelle has created this month for us!

Rick Adkins

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Blogging Friends Blog Hop.

It's hard to believe its March already! It's that busy BUSY time of year for us. Basketball is just about over and baseball has already started. Plus lots and lots of school activities and field trips. The next 3 months are going to fly by. 

I am so excited to show you what I created for our Sale-a-bration theme hop. I CASEd a card straight from the Sale-a-bration brochure but then kept adding and adding tidbits to it. I loved creating with the Springtime foil many different ways to add color. I added color with ink pads and aqua painters. The DSP is thick and a little glossy, it dries pretty quick and looks even more lovely in person. I love the way these turned out!

Let's see what Michelle has going on today......

Jessica Mink {that's me}

Tammy Gill

Nikki Daigneau

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

February Blogging Friends Blog Hop.

I am so glad the month of January is FINALLY over! It seemed to really drag.   The family has been hit again with that dreaded flu but this time around my husband and I both got it so that wasn't good. It was horrible! The last kiddo woke up yesterday with it, this round seemed to move fast so let's hope by end of then week he's good to go:) 

This month our theme is RED in celebration of Valentine's day! My creations are not totally red. A couple of these cards we made at last months class but I switched out the colors using red for the blog hop. Last month Stampin' Up! kicked off Sale-a-bration. For every $50 you spend {before tax and shipping} you get to pick out a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog and the super cute Party Pandas is a FREEBIE you can select.

Let's see what Leanne has created this month!She's up next!

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Monday, January 1, 2018

January Blogging Friends Blog Hop.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New year! I know we did:) Things have been crazy busy around {like always} but I am enjoying the couple weeks the kids have off of school to wind down and get ready for the next 6 months {which will be crazy busy}. We have had lots of family birthdays this month including two of my sons', turning 8 and 10...double digits!!!! 
The kids have had the flu for the past week or so. It went straight down the line and all three got it...thankfully Ryan and I didn't get it and I'm not sure how we didn't! So the kids have done absolutely nothing for the past week and I am about to lose my mind BUT I guess the good thing about them getting it over break is they didn't miss school. I just wish it wasn't Christmas because my oldest was down all day on Christmas day at both Grandma's house and looked miserable. He said, "It was the worst Christmas ever" that was pretty sad to hear. 

With all the craziness going on I have not ordered anything from the new Occasions catalog. I am hoping to later next week if I can narrow down my selection:) This month's theme is "Baby, It's Cold Outside". At first I wasn't sure if I had anything but I went searching my stamp sets and found the Christmas Cookie Cutter set with the little eskimo girl {super cute} and I have never used that particular stamp before so I was excited to come up with something. 

Let's see what Leanne has this month for us....

Jessica Mink {that's me}

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hello Friends!!!! The last month of the Year....WOW!!! Who is ready for Christmas?! I know I am not!!! Not only do I have Christmas but I have two of my sons' birthdays this month, the 17th and 24th of December. Oh and on top of their birthdays we have several family members birthdays as well. A busy busy month ahead. I almost dropped out of the hop this month but as I was cooking dinner tonight I decided to open up the computer and push through all the chaos here at home. The yelling, fighting, whining, and craziness! 

 I remembered I haven't shared my swap cards I received from our team swap. So that's what I am sharing this month. Christmas swap cards!!! 

Made by: Susan Duvall-Serota

Made by: Greta Leonard

Made by: Michelle McDaniel

Made by Suzie Barnes {My Upline}

Made by: Sharon Wren 

I hope you enjoyed all these great cards and hope they bring you some inspiration this holiday season. Have a great weekend!!!


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Happy November! WOW!!! It's almost the end of the year! Can you believe it?! I am amazed each year how fast it flies by!!! I am so happy to be back! Once again I fell off the face of the earth:) Life is crazy as you all know! This months blog hop theme is Thanksgiving/Fall and this month we have some newbies joining us...YAY for new fiends!!!! 

Today I am sharing a few cards that I have made over the last couple months for my monthly card class. I LOVE the Painted Harvest Suite! It's my favorite from the Holiday Catalog. 

This card I CASED from Erica Cerwin 

This card was also CASED {Please forgive me I cannot find the demo} 

Let's see what Leanne has created this time around......