Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Latest issue of SNR...and some other stuff ;)

I told you I had another post up my sleeve...

I wanted to let everyone know about the latest issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine....it is chock full of crafty inspiration that I know you all are just DYING to see. Want to see a sneak peek?? I scrapped one of my current favorite pictures for the 'stars' call in the current issue....you'll have to check out the magazine if you want to see what i've done to this:

Also, note that I have added links to the current magazine issue and current calls for submission to my left sidebar, please check them out! I got the idea when visiting fellow staffer Heidi's blog...(which is fabulous i might add!)

I also have a few projects to share from previous issues of SNR..stuff I made many moons ago it seems and have been dying to share ;)

this is a card i made for a previous issue, that i actually mailed to hubby while he was deployed...

and here is a layout i made for a previous SNR issue, featuring Denny Hamlin's mom, and her dog Bristol ;) The photos were actually from the Bristol race last summer (which is coming up again soon! woot woot! family vacation!!)
Thanks for visiting my blog, and remember to check out the current issue of SNR...link can be found on my left sidebar or at the top of this post ;)

Welcome Home USS Enterprise ;)

Well, I haven't posted on my blog lately, lots of stuff been going on! So I'm gonna start with a post about our recent happy homecoming. Hubby was deployed for 6 months on the USS Enterprise. He came home on July 15...here are a few pictures from our happy homecoming.

i'll start with this one because it is by FAR my favorite:


a few more of the ship's arrival:

Me and my girls waiting..

the girls watching the ship in the distance as it approaches

getting closer...


i like this one....look at all the sailors on the phone, calling their loved ones. This is one of the most painful things, seeing them THIS CLOSE and still having to wait until they are released to us ;)

First hugs ;)

so yeah..our family is now complete again ;) I have a bunch more blog posts i need to catch up on, so come back soon! i may even have another one tonight for you! thanks for visiting my blog today ;)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Follow Your Bliss


Bright enough for ya? LOL!
This card is for 2 challenges....one is Some Odd Girl Bright and Blinding Challenge, and the other is 365 Cards day 128 Ad inspired....the ad was...well...BRIGHT! That's all I got for now...I'm trying to get a million things done around the house today and doing a little crafting in between!
Thanks for visiting my blog today ;)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

the mice are away...

...so the CAT is at play! The mice being my children and the cat being ME of course...LOL! Yes...my kiddos are on vacation and I am home alone! This has never happened before, it is really ODD! So today, I figured, why not sit down and craft, right smack dab in the middle of the day! So...I looked up some challenges, and made a card:


I found the sketch at Card Patterns...sketch #122...
And the color inspiration at the Play Date Cafe...PDCC88.

I think I will go and make a few more things tonight while I watch the race ;) I've got 12 more days of kid-free time, so...hopefully I get alot of crafty-time in!
Thanks for visiting my blog today.