29 May 2015

Blooming Flowers Blog Hop

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You should have arrived here from Theresa's blog.

I thought I would share with you today something I painted as part of my Easter decorations this year.

I bought these at my local Wal-Mart, and they were originally just plain lightweight cardboard-like material (I wish I'd taken a before picture!).  I decided to paint each one a little different, but I knew I wanted to put some flowers on one of the pieces.

I was really happy with the way these turned out, and they were a great addition to my Easter decorations this year and will be for years to come!

Your next stop is Denise.  In case you get lost along the way, here's today's blog hop lineup:

1.  Theresa 
2.  Ashley~~THAT'S ME!
3.  Denise~~GO HERE NEXT!
4.  Anna
5.  Alicia
7.  Daphne
8.  Sarah
9.  Rhonda
10.  Jessica
11.  Angela
12.  Silvia
13.  Kim
15.  Tristan

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy scrapping, everyone!

22 May 2015

Fun Friday at Timeless Twine!

Happy Friday, everyone!  It's Fun Friday at Timeless Twine!  I have to apologize first off, because I completed my projects then realized just a few moments before posting that I was supposed to use a particular stamp set this month.  I'm so sorry, guys!!!

For Fun Friday this week, I decided to make mortarboard tassels with Timeless Twine, as I needed a couple of graduation cards and had never made tassels for a card.  I think they turned out pretty cute!

It's a little hard to see, but the twine is wrapped around a black brad in the center of the "mortarboard."

Supplies Used
Black brads--stash
Cuttlebug embossing folders
Timeless Twine in Cherry Red and Tuxedo Black

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend everyone!

17 May 2015

Matryoshka Mom

I recently won a gift certificate to Pretty Cute Stamps, and I just couldn't resist getting their new Mother's Day stamp set, Matryoshka Mom.  It's just SUPER cute!!!

I knew this was the stamp set I wanted to use to make Mother's Day cards this year, so when I saw the sketch at C.A.S. Colours and Sketches, I knew the three sizes of dolls in this set were perfect.

Since I was late in getting my mother-in-law's card in the mail, I decided to use this sketch for her card.

Challenges Entered
C.A.S. Colours & Sketches--Challenge #124
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' May Monthly Card Challenges--Mother's Day

Supplies Used
Crayola colored pencils
Ink It Up! ink in Turquoise
The Paper Studio Sticky Doos foam adhesive circles
Pretty Cute Stamps Matryoshka Mom stamp set
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a great week!

15 May 2015

Around the World Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on the adventure of a lifetime!  Pack your bags!  Get those passports ready!

We are about to embark on a trip Around the World!

You should have arrived from Sandy.  If you would like to start at the beginning of our tour, Connie is the first stop on the Around the World blog hop.

This is a one day blog hop, and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations.  We hope that we can inspire you with culture and creations from around the globe.

We have a fantastic sponsor this month, ConnieCanCrop!  She will be giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate to spend in one of her online stores!

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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.  You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.  Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!

Your destinations await you!  Bon Voyage!

I thought I would share with you today some of the layouts I made from my husband's deployment to Iraq in 2008.  He retired from the Marine Corps in 2012, so this was his last deployment.

For "Duty Calls," I numbered the photos so it would be easier for me to do the journaling, since I wanted the largest picture to be the first one.  Photos one and two were taken on my husband's base in Iraq, while the third photo was taken while they were waiting at another stateside base to board their plane.

"Flying the Iraqi Skies" is clean and simple, but I like the photo because it was taken while my husband was aboard a transport plane somewhere over Iraq.

My husband took this photo of an Iraqi sunset from his base, and I thought it needed to be showcased in a layout.  You can see some of the vehicles on their base, as well as the compound wall in the background.

My husband was deployed during the Christmas holidays but sent me a small Christmas tree and presents to open while he was away.  I wanted to showcase our two different Christmases on different sides of the world, so we could always remember how different our celebrations were.

The photo in "Sandstorm" is BY FAR my favorite photo from his deployment (well, besides the homecoming photos!)!  This was taken by a friend of my husband's in the middle of an Iraqi sandstorm, and I just absolutely LOVE the color!!!  No edits were made to this photo at all, and I think it's just incredible.

Up next is Sarah!

Here's our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

1.  Connie (Greece)
2.  Madge (Ireland)
3.  Theresa (Mexico)
4.  Sandy (Africa)
5.  Ashley (Iraq)--THAT'S ME!
6.  Sarah (England)--GO HERE NEXT!
7.  Pam (France)
8.  Haidee (Spain)
9.  Alicia (Jamaica)
10.  La-Vie (Bahamas)
11.  Jessica (USA)
12.  Angela (USA)
13.  Shawnee (France)
14.  Lyne (Germany)

Thanks for joining us in our trip Around the World!

12 May 2015

Stick It Down May Card Team reveal

Hi, everyone!  It's time for the May Card Team reveal at Stick It Down!  Here's the card sketch for this month:

and here's my interpretation:

I used the new Matryoshka Mom stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps for this card, and I just love it!  I used foam adhesive circles and squares to add some dimension to the dolls.

Be sure to get your projects linked up on the Stick It Down blog by the end of the month.  We can't WAIT to see what you create!  Happy scrapping, everyone!

07 May 2015

Timeless Twine 3-D Thursday: Oh, Snap!

Hi, everyone! It's time for a 3-D Thursday project at Timeless Twine!  This month we're featuring the Oh, Snap stamp set from Bella Creationz, and I thought it was perfect for a belated birthday card.

Supplies Used
Bella Creationz Oh, Snap stamp set
Bella Creationz White Frost sequins--coming soon!
The Paper Studio Sticky Doos foam adhesive squares
Pretty Cute Stamps Donut Worry, Be Happy stamp set
Timeless Twine in Aqua Blue, Cherry Red (only available as part of the Christmas Party Pack), Lemonade YellowOlive Green, and Pumpkin Orange
ZIG Writer in Navy, Pure Black, Pure Green, Pure Red, and Pure Yellow

Camera Stamp Clear Stamp Set "Oh Snap" - Perfect for Project Life, Instagram, Polaroid scrapbook pages or cards.SALE - Aqua Blue Bakers Twine  by Timeless TwineLemonade Yellow Bakers Twine by Timeless TwineSALE - Olive Green  Bakers Twine by Timeless Twine - Goes GREAT with Stampin Up Old OliveSALE - Pumpkin Orange Bakers Twine - TIMELESS TWINE

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Thursday!