Thursday, July 30, 2009

HEY... Remember me???

Here are some photos of my family and our new son. We are so happy and so blessed that we thanks GOD everyday for our happy healthy family and for good friends that care! Thanks for all of the good thoughts, prayers and well wishes! I will be back to creating on Monday and will post some cards again... Maybe slowly at first... but I will be back at it! Thank you all again...
Dawn, David Ava and Jacob

Monday, July 20, 2009

Viva Las Vegas!

That is where I am right now with my Husband, My Daughter and my New Son!
We have been so blessed to have been able to add to our family with the gift of adoption... and
Jacob David Knight is now the newest member of our family. He is one week old today. We got to Vegas Thursday at about 2 pm and we got him that evening about 5 pm. We have to stay here for about 5-7 days to get the paper work finalized and then we go home.
GOD IS GREAT and my family is now complete!
I will post photos when I can...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I am so excited that my day to post fell on the day that DRS is sneaking their upcoming release!!!These stamps are GORGEOUS! I opened the package the day I came back from Copic Certification and I went to work STRAIGHT AWAY!!! I just LOVE this large flower and it was the first one that I made! I have it colored in every color and it looks just beautiful. I made this card simple to have this gorgeous stamp be the focal point... and I used a DRS sentiment and I love the finished product...

Next is another new release... this gorgeous sea shell. I love sea shells and this one is no exception! I embossed it in gold to make the background and then I colored one and cut it out. Next, I stamped and mounted the sentiment and raised it with pop dots! I tied a sheer pink ribbon around it and mounted the colored shell in the corner. I thought this made a great sympathy card and the color combo was very soft and subtle. The shell image just worked perfectly!

Last, but not least... is this yummy bouquet of flowers with this darling butterfly. I used soft colors to color them in and I used paper and ribbon to create some interest in the background. The sentiment is also part of the new release and i love the font that was used for it! These little flowers are so cheerful and versatile and the sentiment will be a wonderful addition to your stamp collection as it will work so well for everyone on your list from your spouse to your children to your BFF!
So that is just a taste of the awesome new stamps that DRS will be releasing this month on the 18th! Get your checkbooks ready and please be sure to check out the other designers today to see their creations with the new releases! thanks for stopping in and have a blessed day!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A GENIE... in a BAG??? What About the BOTTLE???

This is a Genie Bag... I don't think there is a genie IN the bag... I did not put one in there. One may have crawled in during the night... I sure hope he does housework!!! This was a super quick and fun way to package a little gift or even a fun way to give treat bags at a party... or gift is ENDLESS what ya can do! This bag was made will all DRS stamps and was for DRS challenge number 25!!! we would love for you to play along...and PLEASE link your genie bag when you do! I used the flower easy backgrounder and the Happy Birthday ribbon slide. I kept the project simple... but you should see what the OTHER DT members came up with... Check it out here! This would be a great way to give some hand made cards for a gift and then there would be a great matching gift bag! The instructions are HERE and this was a quick and easy bag to make and the end result is super fun! Thanks for checking in...Be sure to check back on the 14th so that you can see the NEW DRS stamps that are coming out... there will be sneaks and you wont want to miss them!

Friday, July 10, 2009

3 Challenges in ONE! PHEW

3... wow... I am working my way up! one day it will be like 37 challenges in one!!! (LOL) What are the challenges you say... glad ya asked...they are Midnight Madness (the SKETCH), Copic Color Challenge (the COLORS) and PMS Monday Challenge (EMBELLISHMENTS). You can play along too! These are fun and easy challenges... and the PMS challenge is mine... it was to use buttons! Please feel free to play along... I really enjoy doing challenges because it gets the creativity flowing!
I used a PMS image from the July release. This was a DIGI image and I have a sneaky feeling that these are gonna be made into rubber. There are pros and cons of each type of image... but I am a rubber girl! I am lucky I know how to post to my blog... that is as good as i am with the computer!(LOL)
The sketch from Midnight Madness and the Copic Color Challenge have some really fun prizes to try for... so make sure you check them out! Thanks you for stopping by and try to play along...(at least with MY button Challenge!LOL) Have a great day!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

DRS Does it AGAIN!

It seems that DRS Designs has a stamp for everything and this is no exception!
I LOVE that I can make a retirement card... they are pretty hard to find for under $5 and i can buy this sentiment for around that (unmounted ) and make the cards for men or women in whatever colors or patterns I want to! LOVE that!!! That is just the ultimate for the control freak in me!!! I also used this super cute golf image to customize this for my friend that plans on spending his retirement this way... on the sunny links in North Carolina! I think that the bright colors are perfect for my friend and really compliment the way I colored the image in! Thanks for popping by and stay tuned for some AWESOME sneak peeks coming next week from DRS!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

... and the WINNER is...

Thanks so much to everyone for playing along and I hope that you will continue to check in to see the other fun stuff from Paper Makeup this month!!!
AND thank you to my new followers... I will have tons of new stuff coming up... stay tuned!!!
Tracey, Please leave me your e mail for your digi stamp download!
Thank you all again!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Paper Makeup is Hoppin' Today...

... and tonight as well!!! What? When? Where? Why?
(you already know the WHO... Paper Makeup!)
We are having our New July Release Party in the PMS forum. It starts at 9PM and there will be prizes every 30 minutes! There will be challenges as well and lots of fun and happy chatter!!! OH... AND PRIZES!!! We are celebrating the new Word Art from our very own, Shaela. I made these 2 cards showing how gorgeous these stamps can be. Check out the other PMS Design Team gals to see what they have done. The thing I love about these stamps is that they are sooooo much more than just sentiments. I made one in blue and just to be fun, one in pink as well. I added SHIMMERZ around the clouds and added the ribbon. Simple, yet so
soft and elegant!(hey... did ya know that PMS carries SHIMMERZ too!)
Now about this hop...if you came here from Jamie's blog... you are in the right place. If you just stumbled here, please start at Jamie's blog and start collecting letters for a phrase that will give you 15% off your total order for this release. And trust me... you are GONNA want the code... because you are gonna want all of the stamps! So thanks for checking in, go and see Lisa M. next and oh yeah... my letter is A.
Please leave me some comments to let me know what ya think and I will give away this digi to one winner! Become a follower for 2 entries!!! how fun is that? Now, hop along and have some fun!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

A Little Pick Me Up For The Sickies!

( Previously Posted From the DRS Challenge Blog)

I hate feeling sick...never met anyone that likes it ,really! I DO however LOVE this little image of sick little Leonard from DRS Designs. I made this darling little box out of one sheet of 8.5 x 11 card stock that was SUPER quick and easy! How much better would you fell if someone gave you this little gift as a sickie Pick Me Up? I thought it would be cute to put cough drops in or a few packets of chicken noodle soup... or when all else fails... M&M's!I would even love to see this for party favors, a little thank you treat... or for something special for you kids lunch boxes! what a fun treat at camp or school!!!If you click HERE, these are the directions for the box. I would love to see what y'all come up with. So that is my post for ya! I truly hope that you will make one of these boxes... I have REALLY embraced my 3-D side lately and I am loving the result... what could be cuter than Leonard!!! have a wonderful day...thanks for tuning in...
Stamps used...Leonard the sick pig G1019, dot background H628, sentiment (part of) E1015

Friday, July 3, 2009


Sneak Peek Time!!! This unbelievably cute stamp is part of the new releases from Paper Makeup! Are you in love like I am yet?You should see all of the other darling monster stamps! Please check my left sidebar for the other design team links so that you wont miss a single moment of cuteness!
Beginning July 7th in the PMS forum, the release party will be going on with previews, prizes and lots of fun chatter! Make sure join us there and there is a link on the top of my right sidebar. Click on it and it will take you to the forum to get the party going! Thanks so much for stopping in and of course... Happy 4th of July!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Paper Makeup Has Done it Again!

It's the 2nd so that means that sneakie peekies get to start for Paper Makeup Stamps! I'm so excited about this release? Why? Because, We're doing something a little different to test it out and offering some digis! AND... I'm always excited about new releases! New releases will be available at 9pm EST on July 7th!

Prepare yourself for cuteness overload from Paper Makeup! I keep thinking "How much cuter can these fairies get?" and then THEY DO!!! They just keep getting cuter and cuter! And this months release is no different! Here is Jania with a beach ball and I think she is just stunning! I colored her with copics,added the ribbon slide and the sentiment and the rhinestones add just the right touch!

Check out the Blog to see the other creations and get yourself some of these darling images! Thanks for tuning in!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Double Duty Duckie!

Again, I love to combine the Midnight Madness Challenge and the Copic color challenge! So here is my guy. Click on the links provided to see the sketch at midnight madness and the colors at the copic challenge. I did not have the EXACT colors, but I was close and they let ya substitute! and at the Midnight Madness challenge, they are having a drawing for some pretty hefty blog candy! So please check it out! I learned how to color balloons this weekend to make them look transparent... and I found this stamp in my stash... so he is also working for my whip it Wednesday challenge as well... I guess he is a triple Duty Duckie... but that just didn't sound as good! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!...and HOLY MOLY... it is July... I just noticed that! I have some fun stamps coming up in July... so stick around!