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TGIF Challenge, Inspiration, Stampin' Up!


I’m pretty sure if this challenge was graded I would fail miserably in the interpretation of the inspiration.  WOW! That’s a tongue twister.

In fact, now that I’m sitting here starring at the picture for the inspiration of this challenge, I see the light pink.  No where will you see light pink in my card today.  Shoot! Phooey!

I think You're Great stamp set, Stampin' Up!

What I did see was GREEN.  Umm… now that I have my glasses on, there is no green whatsoever.  It’s maybe Soft Suede? Oh dear. How could I be SO off on these colors??

Okay, I failed miserably at the interpretation but in the grand scheme of things I like how this card turned out. I’ve sat here for half an hour looking at all the mistakes with the colors.  But I like the colors in my card.

It’s bright and bold.

It uses snippets of different designer papers and fun patterns.


I think You're Great stamp set, Stampin' Up!


It has Gold stitching… be still my HEART.

It has one of my favorite things, Filter Paper.

TIP: When punching filter paper, take a piece of cardstock and place the filter paper on top of the cardstock.  Punch both layers.  You will get a clean punch every time.  

I think You're Great stamp set, Stampin' Up!

It also has sequins… you can’t go wrong there.

Maybe this would be a good teaching lesson for my kids.  I can show them how we interpret things differently.  Of course I can hear my daughter now, “Umm Mom! Where are the flowers!” They are plain as day in the picture.

Once again, I leave you with hope. Hope that anyone can do what I do.  <smile>

I hope you also take part in this challenge and share with ME how you interpret the inspiration above.  Take on a challenge this week and share your passion, what you love so others can be inspired by YOU.

If you are up for the challenge click HERE and see what the other designers have created this week.


Meanwhile I have a prayer request.

Russ is driving today to Harlan, Kentucky taking them Winter clothes and food for the winter with other members of our church.  Will you pray with me for safe travels?  My parents are also traveling there to help.  They will hand out the clothes and food on Saturday.  This tiny little community can use the prayer and love.  They are down to 2 coal mines open from 13 total.  A devastating situation.  I pray that they can feel the love and see the gospel from those surrounding them this weekend.




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TGIFC16, Sketch Challenge

Oh boy!  It’s Friday and it’s time for a sketch!! Remember, we would love for YOU to take part in these challenges.  We have great designers and participants.  You will DEFINITELY be inspired.

This week I tried something a little different.

I decided to try my hands at the Starburst technique since I thought it was perfect-o for this sketch.  First, I love this sketch because I love love love the SUNSHINE.  Don’t you? Even though it still so dang hot here I love the heat.

TGIF16, Sunshine, I think You're Great stamp set


A couple things about this card when I was designing.  When I used the Gold Designer Vellum it was blending too much into the Whisper White cardstock.  To make this pop a little more I used a ruler and my Project Life Journaling Pens to create a straight line along side the edge of the vellum.  As you can see it wasn’t perfect but I’m totally okay with that.

The cloud with the “HI” inside it comes from the I Think You’re Great stamp set.  I think this set is perfect for anyone because who doesn’t like to be told they’re GREAT once in awhile?  I will definitely use for my kiddos.


I think You're Great stamp set, TGIFC16, Stampin' Up!


Okay! It’s YOUR turn.  I can’t wait to see how you interpret this sketch.  See what the other TGIF designers have created HERE.

Have a GREAT day and stamp something pretty!!



TGIF Remix Challenge!

TGIF Remix! I know I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus for the past few weeks, but things are getting better… just SLOW.  I wanted to take part in this weeks TGIF Remix challenge and I’m so glad I did.  My stamp room has been begging me to come back, it’s just finding the motivation and mojo to jump back in.  Not easy lately.  I’ll explain more at the end of this post.  

This week’s challenge is F.U.N.  Honestly, I was a bit confused at first which is not surprising.  I wasn’t sure what the remix meant.  It’s pretty easy once you know. LOL.  All you have to do is check out the TGIF Challenge blog and pick two of the challenges from this month and put them together.  It could be a sketch and color challenge, or whatever you choose.  

I decided on the sketch and theme to combine.  I love how it turned out and more fun was using new stamps.  It was good to use some new colors too.  

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I started with Mint Macroon cardstock for the base of my card.  Oh is this an awesome awesome color.  It’s a hint of blue/green and really beautiful.  Almost reminds me of the color of our Pensacola Beaches.  

Graduation, I think You're Great stamp set, Bohemian Borders stamp set I also used the new In Color Tip Top Taupe. Love this fine looking beige.  Reminds me of Crumb Cake but a little more deeper in color.  PREETAY!!!  

The Bohemian Borders stamp set was used on the 2 1/2″ circle punch.  Just a little simple design to add a little splash of texture to the card.   

The designer paper I used is called Cherry on Top.  Super cute 6 x 6 paper pack filled with fun designs.  

I think You're Great stamp set, Bohemian Borders stamp set, Stampin' Up!, TGIF Remix I hope you can play along with the challenge.  Each week we have a ton of FANTASTIC entries from designers all over.  Make sure to check out the blog, create and then link your card to your site to enter.  

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My update….

The past couple of weeks seem like a blur now.  It was quite busy as Russ and I were on the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Hawaii.  This trip was probably the BEST ever because I did ABSOLUTELY nothing.  No excursions.  Na Na.  I know some people probably think how in the world could I go to Hawaii and not do anything.  Well… I’m normally so busy go go go here at home, I just wanted to CHILL.  I wanted to sit by the pool, work  on a tan, not THINK and enjoy.  So I did.  

Russ was able to go diving with his dear friends while we were there and I think that might have been our highlight.  This was the one day I sat poolside a little worried and thinking of everything that could go wrong.  I was grateful for my friend Dawn Griffith’s husband Rich and Christina Crawford’s husband Jake for taking Russ and of course bringing him back safely.  They had an amazing time and Russ was walking on the clouds the rest of the trip.  

Although my time has been spent taking care of myself over the last month, I get asked a question A LOT that I want to make sure get’s answered right away.  Am I quitting Stampin’ Up!?  


Couldn’t do that, EVER!  This trip to Hawaii kinda sealed that deal although I was not thinking about quitting.  It showed me exactly why I love this job of mine.  Seeing my husband wrap his arms around grown men after not seeing them in two years took my breath away.  I always think about myself and my friends that I’ve made, but the reality is he has GREAT friends through this company as well.  The Stampin’ Up! staff was also SO SO KIND to Russ and I loved that they would seek him to see how he was doing.  Just made my heart BIG.  

So there, I’m not going anywhere just taking time to heal.  I do see light at the end of my dark tunnel.  I’m still on this weight loss journey.  12lbs lost so far.  Still going to physical therapy for my hip pain which is almost gone.  I’m so thankful.  This has been a lot of work (exercise) but it’s paid off tremendously.  I am working out daily and I feel SO MUCH better.  It’s feels so strange to even tell you I”m working out because it’s never been a part of my vocabulary.  I even started running a bit.  Get this… NO ONE was trying to rob me, and there wasn’t a fire and I was running.  If you know me at all, you know that RUNNING is also not a part of my vocabulary.  Crazy as it sounds, I’m kinda digging it.  I do enjoy the walking much more.  <grin>

The counseling is still on going.  Definitely helpful although I fought it BIG TIME.  Dealing with the anxiety of “what if” this happens again (stroke) has been the hardest to come to grips with.  It’s a DAILY struggle.  As with anything, time will heal and in time things will be okay.  I’m just not the most patient girl in the world.  

I want to say thank you for all of the sweet emails you have sent.  I was a bit overwhelmed with so many.  I’m grateful beyond what I can express for your continued support and love.  I just need to care for Kimber and soon I can conquer the world again.  

Love to ALL of you!!