Monday, May 9, 2011

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 12

MPS Challenge #12--Make a Scrapbook Page, Card, or other with a Kid's theme!  

Last but not least is a final LO.  I used Artful Delight's sketch #7 for this one, and also paper from the April kit.  My niece and nephew came up this weekend, and we went to the park for a BBQ celebration.  This is going to be some of the pictures I got of them playing on the playground.

So, if you stayed with me throughout this whole ordeal you deserve a gold star! LOL! Seriously though, I had a blast.  I did not realize that I could finish 6 projects in 5 hours; I love challenges. Until next time...


My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 11

MPS Challenge #11--Make a project and use Pink, Green and Black in it!

Another card... I again used Even More Punny Licious for this.  It is a thank you card to my boss.

One more to go!

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 10

MPS Challenge #10--Make a layout or card with a pet in it!

I actually made a card for this one.  I am not sure if a bee counts as a pet or not, but when I saw the "Happy Bee-lated Birthday" stamp from Robyn's Even More Punny Licious I couldn't help but use it.  This is actually for my Grandmother.  I will get to see her next weekend which is shortly after her birthday.

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 9

MPS Challenge #9--Use Glitz, Glam and Glitter in your project!

Yes... Another LO. This sketch is from Artful Delight also (I believe it is sketch #8).  I made this to document my husband's college graduation.  Yay!  =-)
I used my Irock for all of the studs and Stickles to give the letters some bling.

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 8

MPS Challenge #8--Make a summer themed project!

I again made a layout... I guess I am in a LO mindset.  I used the current sketch from Peachy Keen's Tuesday challenge and more of Artful Delight's May kit (I LOVE all of this paper... so cute).

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 7

MPS Challenge #7--Make a Scrapbook Page!

For this challenge I wanted to make a page that I could put some of this summers pictures on.  I used the May sketch and paper kit from Artful Delight.

I truly LOVE the way this turned out.  Now on to the next challenge....

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Pink Stamper NSD Challeng 6

Challenge #6--Incorporate a TAG into your project!

For this project I decided to created a layout.  I am really loving all of these challenges (that I actually have time to participate in). It is giving me a chance to use some of the paper I have been stashing up.  I used My Minds Eye to create this layout.  I used a sketch from Artful Delight.  She is having tons of. really good sketches this month; if you need some help for inspiration you should go check it out.

The only thing it needs is pictures from our vacation in FL (which will be taken next week).
I believe that is all I have for tonight, but I will be back tomorrow to finish the last six challenges  =-)


My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 5

Challenge # 5 - Any 3-D item OR if that is too much of a challenge then add a 3-D item on your scrapbook page or card!

I hope that both of these count as "3-D" =-).  I also got these done yesterday.  We had a BBQ last night (still celebrating graduation), and I wanted to have some decor for out there.  When I saw that this challenge as for 3-D, I figured I would give it a try.

PS:  This banner can also be entered in Peachy Keen's current Let's Face It Friday Challenge: Banner Up


And a Pop-up Card:

I loved making the banner... I see more of those in my future.  And I LOVE the way the card turned out!  This cartridge is turning out to be one of my faves...

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 4

Challenge # 4 - This one was to create anything Mother's Day themed.

This was actually one of the challenges I was able to work on yesterday (it's a good thing too considering today IS Mother's Day).  I have two cards made because both of our mother's came up for Jacob's graduation.

These are both super simple and super fast/easy.  I didn't have much time to work with, but needless to say they both loved them.  (Do Mother's ever NOT love something given to them by their children?)

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 3

On to Challenge # 3 - This one is to make a card, scrapbook page, or 3-D item with a breast cancer theme.

Now, I did not really go the traditional route with this.  Cancer, no matter what type, is a hard and long battle that cannot be fought alone.  Allot of the time it is the loving support from family and close friends that keep the person going.  So, I wanted to focus on the fact that they are not going through this alone; we will fight this battle together.

More to come.....

National Scrapbook Day! MPS Challenge 1

Well, technically NSD was yesterday; however, my husband graduated from college yesterday so we were a little busy.  

In case you did not know, Robyn from My Pink Stamper had a huge all day event of challenges and giveaways. I was able to steal away during "nap time" yesterday and make things for a couple of the challenges, but I wanted to wait and post them in order.

So here we go... Challenge # 1 - Make anything cupcake.

I love all the bright colors of this card; it gets me all the  more excited for summer  =-)!
Most of the paper is from Artful Delight's May kit and the cupcake cut is from Everyday Popup cartridge cut at 3.25 inches.

I have many more posts for you (making up for lost time), so stay tuned!  


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thank Goodness the World Isn't Flat

Because by now I surely would have fallen off the edge, and according to blogger world I really have.  I officially took my last final and turned in my last project yesterday, and I could not be more ecstatic. This was a rough semester, and I had to take a break from by hobbies while I buckled down and got everything finished.  This semester really taught me something (more than just how to teach k-4 students), I have an ongoing battle with control...  =-0 confession time!  Lol, seriously though there is absolutely no way that I could have gotten through these last few weeks on my own, and even though I am currently talking about surrendering control to God, I am not limiting it to that.  I, like my mother (shocking how much I notice I am like her the older I get), have a certain way of doing EVERYTHING; from folding towels, to washing and putting up dishes to dusting... there are certain ways that it "should" be done.  And my husband, though bless his heart he really tries, does not understand this aspect of me.  However, between all three 20+ page papers, ten children's books I had to finish writing, and every test I was studying for (all within the last four weeks) I had the epiphany that it is okay if things are not perfect.  Even though the fold is not symmetrical the towels are still put up, and he deserves a gold star and blue ribbon for helping.

God has blessed me with so much, and I really felt guilty for a while because I  was not appreciating it.  How could a God still love me and take care of me when I was pushing Him away while saying, "No thank you. I got this."  Which, in all honesty, I really did not "have" this.  Then after prompted to be ready to tell and explain my favorite Bible verse on the last night of our Journey Group (Bible Study group) the other night, I picked up my Bible and read a passage that I have leaned on so many times, but had let grow cold in my heart.  

Romans 8:35-39
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:
   “For your sake we face death all day long; 
   we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

The reason I love this passage so much is because no matter how much we push God away and say, "No, I got this."  The harder he holds on.  He is not going to let me go; I cannot and will not be separated from Him.  

I don't have anything crafty to show today.  Even though I had to take a break from hobbying, I was still creating things for projects and such, but I may post those at a late date (Besides I have to get my camera fixed.  It decided to break in all the chaos).  However, I do plan on some much needed crafty time this week.  I need to make things for Mother's Day, and my husband is graduating Saturday!!!  Yay!

Sorry for the long rant, but I wanted to say Hi.  I Will Be Back!  =-)