Tuesday, April 30, 2013


This was a challenge put out there by The Stampin' Chef....she is called BitterSweet and you can get her (and other images) HERE!!
I colored in the last image (Lost Fairy) but never got her on a card in time. I was going to sit this one out because I do not like to request images and not fulfill my obligation; however, I decided to join in with this and am SO glad I did...I WON!!! This was the first EVER challenge that I have won!!! I am so excited!!!!! (yeah, it doesn't take much....lol) I will not ramble on ....
here is my creation...hope you like her! 

Until later....Happy Stampin' !!

Monday, April 29, 2013


It is finally here...the end of my journey of being an adult student. It has been a VERY long time since I have been in school and I remember it being much easier than it is now. I thought I was taking the easy out here. My factory closed and relocated to South Carolina so I found myself with a choice to make...either go back to school (up to an Associates degree) or go get a job. I chose school...hahahaha!! I thought this will be a snap....yeah, I had NO idea!!!! BUT...I made it!!!! Two years, non-stop, online (yeah...that was NOT a good idea), books, stress, tests, finals, projects, stress, research, papers, and did I mention STRESS??? lol The end of my journey....or the beginning of a new journey I should be saying as now I look for a job in a field that I have never been in....the health care industry. Wish me luck. Now on to my post....my sister and my hubby are having a party for me. You see, this is a HUGE deal....me graduating college....I knew EVERYTHING by the time I was in the 11th grade so after 2 weeks of my junior year I decided I was done....I did NOT have time for school and I didn't need it....so I quit. BIGGEST regret of my entire life, but you can't go back, you can only learn from your mistakes and go on. So, I finally get a diploma! My Dad is not here in the physical world with us any longer, but I know he will definitely be there in spirit.....and my Mom will be there to see me get a diploma! THAT makes it ALL worth it!!! Below is my invitation I made for my party...hope you like it! This is a Kenny K image in case you wanna grab one for yourself!

Until later....Happy Stampin'!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Alicia's Challenge 5...

This served as a double duty. I made this for a friend...long story.  lol
So, I also am entering it into Alicia's Challenge 5. I love this image the second I saw it and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, but I originally was going to make a card...I like this much better. I have the Tim Holtz easel die on the back to make a stand freely (love that die and found it by accident but it was exactly what I needed for this!!) I made the shadow box with the help of my scor-pal and then I covered it with matboard to make it sturdy. It was a lot of fun to create...and without running on any longer....Here is my creation!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

SBS Medusa...

The monthly challenge for SBS (Simply Betty Stamps)  was to do this Medusa. We had to use black, cream, and one other color (not counting hair and skin). This is what I just threw together. Not my best work but I had to get it done and turned in. Yes, I definitely procrastinated this month :(. 

You can find out more about the SBS Challenge HERE! Come join our group and join in the fun!!! 

 Hope you like her!! 
Until later...Happy Stampin' !!