Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cold days

Creating is a great relaxing time for any crafter and I
 am sure everyone will agree. 

The cold is here and this morning I made sure my 16 year wore his school jacket
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Just a pic from internet. But close to what we got him, with his letters, numbers and name.

Although, I do drive him to school every morning because he is too tall to sit in the school bus and he feels very uncomfortable. He is 6'2" so I get it plus I drive that exact same way everyday-anyway. I had to make sure he was warm because 'YES' he still wears shorts- don't judge. LoL
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I was thinking about the freeze we got this morning. I did NOT like seeing that at all. As I was sitting here in my craftroom while watching Netflix Season 6 episode 7 lol I wanted to use this SUPER FANTASTIC STAMP SET BY 
A CREATIVE JOURNEY WITH MELISSA
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 Isn't that soo FANTASTIC? Go get!!!! Their is so much I can imagine to do. 
But I thought of cold and the trees.....
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And here it is>>>>>
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Quick, easy and FuN card......

So, have you been thinking about the cold??

HAVE A SUPER FANTASTIC DAY!!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My relaxing time here

Crafting to me is calm a no brainier and just plain relaxing. No rules, no time limit and no boss to tell you how, when, where, why and etc.

With that said I grab my big bag of Copics

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And sit in my room with Netflix, Criminal Minds, season 5 episode like 22 on, lol
Okay, fine my room is NOT that clean right now but its
still the same.


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I enjoy the coloring and the trying to get those colors just right.
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Then mystery on how to combine the whole thing together too.... 
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Then it is ALL glued together with the BEST glue EvER! Helmar Quick Dry 450
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Who doesn't LIKE these adorable stamps?

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Once ALL said and done I get to enjoy the card and wait till I know the perfect time to give to that ONE person.

HAVE A SUPER FANTASTIC DAY

RELAXING TO YOU IS WHEN??????

Monday, October 20, 2014

Coffee is my Liquid Therapy

It has been a little while since I have made a card so I thought lets see what I can do with a circle card.

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Yes, a plain white circle is what I had in hand. Do you ever just grab something from your crafty area and say "What can i do with this?" Yup, that was me!
I then grabbed thee BEST stamp set called "Coffee is my Liquid Therapy".


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Unto my circle card I made....

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I really enjoyed creating this quick card!

Gotta know. What is your INSTANT happy?
Me my family.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Monster Mash Day 2

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This is Day #2 of the blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented creatures who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We are thrilled to death that you came back!
The zombies were having fun, the party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man, Dracula and his son!
A Woooo!

We have three terrifying yet amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!

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Creative Kuts is giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate for their online store.
Be sure to check out their spooky SVG files!
You can visit her Shop here and
follow them on Facebook here.
AND
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is giving away this Frightfully Fun Stamp set from CTMH
AND
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Connie Wallenbrock is giving away this Mini-Medley Accents Pack from CTMH
Perfect for your Halloween creations!


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. 

Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
The monster mash, and do a graveyard smash
Then you can mash, you'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your spirited comments along the way!

Let's get this Monster Party started!
Here is my project:


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I cut my own shape and then stamped it with a Peachy Keen stamp... simple and quick!

Up next is the lovely and talented Daphne- http://www.craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com/!


Here is our complete line up for DAY #2 in case you get lost along the way:

  BLOG HOP LINE UP 









9. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com




Thanks so much for joining us 

for such a fun day! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Coffee is my Liquid Therapy

So, many times I just want to cuddle with a great warm tasty cup of coffee. How about you? These days lately have been cold and though I would like to stop drinking coffee I can't. I went a whole week but then that one drop of coffee is so yummy, lol 
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 Yes, that is my NEW  Keurig and I thought I would enjoy it much more. But I want to start feeling better and some have said that coffee can cause my pain so I am just taking it slow and drinking less. 

Then I though I really want to make special place for my coffee maker, like this...
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Isn't that adorable? I bit smaller scale, for me, but that idea is what I wanted to do. Now after stepping back on drinking coffee I may not do it but it's so darn cute!

After thinking about that sweet tasting coffee flavored of vanilla I couldn't resist of using this FANTASTIC STAMP SET...

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So, I made a quick card:
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Isn't that a must have???? Go get it! What are you waiting for? You can use it for some many occasions. Plus it makes for a PERFECT image on any kind of project you have brewing in your creative mind!!!!!!!
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Please let Melissa know I sent you!
So, how do you like your coffee? With vanilla? Ice Cream? Equal? Sugar?

HAVE A SUPER FANTASTIC DAY!!! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop





Welcome to the Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop.

You should of arrived here from Madge's Blog if not, please start at the beginning at Jessica's Blog! 


Today, October 15,  is National Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Day. 

This hop was created for those that have either have Angel Babies, for those that suffered a devastating loss with the loss of their own child or someone in their life that has an Angel baby or lost a child. 

Here are a few statistics to keep in mind regarding Miscarriage and Infant Loss: 

75% of all conceptions end in miscarriage
30% of pregnancies end in miscarriage (1 in 3)
15-20% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage
The majority of miscarriages happen in the first trimester
Chromosomal Abnormalities are the most common reason for miscarriages and still births
90,000 children die annually before their first birthday
Nearly 2,500 babies are lost a year in the US due to SIDS
Nearly 30,000 babies are year are born stillborn. This number jumps to 4.5 million worldwide
Stillbirth occurs 10 times more frequently than SIDS
More babies die as a result of stillbirth than all other causes of infant death a year


The above reference statistics can be found on both of the following websites if you would like to find out more information: 

**http://www.hiringforhope.org/pregnancy-infant-loss-awareness.html
** http://miscarriage.about.com/od/riskfactors/a/miscarriage-statistics.html


Too many people in this world grieve in silence over the loss of their children. This hop is ment to CELEBRATE them! You will see many different stories from the wonderful ladies in this hop. Some have themselves loss their beautiful babies, some had family members go through a loss, and some are here to show their support for the women who have gone through it. 

How can YOU show your support today? Here are a few examples:

Keep your headlights on all day
Keep your porch lights on all day
Wear pink and blue ribbons
Light a candle and display it in your window
Release butterflies 

The theme for this hop is any project centered around Angels, babies, pink and blue ribbons, condolence cards, tributes, and  layouts!

There will be a blog prize from Craftin' and Stampin' from online Close To My Heart store. 

The "Your Own Kind Of Wonderful" stamp set is the prize for today's hop. To be eligible, please visit each blog and make sure to comment and follow along the way. Winners will be announced on the Craftin' and Stampin' blog on 10/18/14.




The story behind this hop for me.

My Sister lost her precious little one in 2006. It's hard enough to even describe how difficult that day was to hold him but to cherish at the same time. It was very difficult for my Sister and her Husband on this day. Not knowing what words to express or what to do was difficult. Seeing her hold him on her chest and his little hands & his little feet look perfect. He looked perfect. He was perfect. My heart was heavy and my Sister & her Husband's hearts were even heavier.

Taking these pictures were extremely difficult for me but my Sister requested for me to do so. My eyes are filling with tears as I write these words and this feeling in the stomach makes me just weep like a baby. I know in my heart baby Christian is healthy right by Jesus side. Remembering him makes me smile but sad at the same time such a mix feeling. I know its difficult to have seen him like this but in our hearts we know he is happy. Deeper feelings are building up as I start to type and I have to stop to before the tears are to hard to hold back. 
Now, let me share the.....

Scrapbook layout for my Sister and her Husband.

Monday, October 13, 2014

oh snap!

Have you ever wanted to send pictures to your love ones or friends? I wanted a create a way to send a card but 'NOT'
  just a card and insert a picture inside, you know what I mean?
I wanted it to be clever and a WOW! factor, LOL, when they actual open the card up.
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I got a clever idea, created a card, but then I said Ahhh! I know. 
Does it ever happen to you? A clever idea on paper? What is better then that?
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What is better? The PERFECT stamp set to go with it- It took days just staring at the card in front of me, while working on other projects, then BAM! 
LoL, it hit me..............
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If I got that card I would NOT through it away. 
I would keep it! 
Wouldn't you? 

Following stamp sets I used are as follow by 
A Creative Journey with Melissa. Which are perfect to use on any occasions. 
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I did also use Washi tape, which the film, at the bottom. I used Road Ranger Glossy to the Splatter to make it look LIKE flashes. Which my kids hate cause it hurts their eyes, lol. Those BIG babies, lol
Then I added paper from DCWV- love that paper!

NOW GO GET THOSE SUPER CUTE STAMPS! LET MELISSA KNOW I SENT YOU!


Have a SUPER FANTASTIC DAY!!!!