28 Oct 2014

Sunshine and Smiles

Good morning!

I found a new challenge - and it incorporates my favorite things - DIES!!

The Cutting Edge Challenge brings everything I love about cardmaking together - stamps, dies - interpretation - perfect!

This week's inspiration is a beautiful creation from Kay Miller - full of colour and die cuts!

I recently had some L'il Inker product delivered to my home and I could not wait to use them - and they are perfect for this challenge.

Using the Sunshine die and the Rainbows and Clouds die set, along with the perfect matching sentiments - Sun Sentiments, I focused on the beautiful colours Kay used in her card and managed to create something kind of cute!

 My paper is from Fancy Pants True Friend - the hearts are so sweet!

Today is a bookkeeping day for the I am going to tackle that today - ugh - I need all the Sunshine and Smiles I can get haha!

27 Oct 2014

Happy Days

Hey there! Another Color Throwndown post today.....

This week's very inspirational color swatch is a great one as per usual!

These colours - minus the gorgeous soft green - really reminded me of Candy Corn - and I really wanted to do that sort of thing but it didn't work out so much - every have that happen haha?!

I still stayed with the Horizontal Stitched Strips from My Favorite Things - always a winner in my book.

I stamped and die cut some Meadow Greens and then using the Papertrey Ink Tag #5 - I only die cut half of the tag leaving a space for my sentiment.

I love this Book Club Stamp set - so very inspirational in itself!

Try out the Color Throwdown - but I think I am just skipping in at the last minute for this week -yikes!

26 Oct 2014

I am so very grateful..... knew it was coming.  A grateful post. A necessary post. Necessary in the way that I NEED to post.

You may know the story.  Let me refresh.

Nineteen years ago, yesterday, I was given a new life. Literally. 

One lovely family made the ridiculously difficult decision to donate their loved one's organs.  And I?  I was the lucky recipient of one of those organs. 

My Life was saved.

Oh yes.

I am so very grateful.