Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thanks again...I've moved!

Hey, everyone!

Just a quick note to address a few emails I've gotten- very sweet emails asking if I was ok and why I haven't posted in a while.

Sorry if any of you missed it- I actually am posting, but on my NEW BLOG!
I've just moved, that's all!

My new personal blog is also HERE, thanks for making the switch with me!

...and soon to come,  my photography blog!  Thanks again for all of your sweet encouragement and support!



Monday, February 6, 2012

Buh-Bye Blogger!....I've MOVED!

Hey, everyone!

haha, NO I'm not done blogging...but I am done w/ Blogger for my own personal blogs and would love for you to meet me over at my new home

I want to send HUGE huge props and thanks to my sweet friend Jen Shults who made the transition so easy and painless for me...and who was able to make it so that I have my own domain name now too!  Pretty cool, right?

I am also moving my inspiration/rambling blog and it's all linked up on the new site.

Thanks so much for making a note of it and I'll see ya over on my BRAND NEW site...and be sure to stay tuned because I will be having a FUN BLOG CANDY later this week to celebrate!


Oh where, oh where can I beeeeeeeeeee?

haha..can you hear me singing?

I have missed typing to y'all....and wanted to pop on quick just to say...
I'm back.

I was HERE.

I just took a break.  For the past two years I spent hours burning the candle at both ends to struggle to get blog posts up for the week I was at CHA and came home to realize it didn't really make a difference, lol.

This year I just vowed to simplify and spend more time prepping myself in other ways...not to mention we had a ton going on.
My family was here for our "2nd Christmas", and I got to see my brother and sister and that was priceless.  Then, the next day Madelynn performed in her first competition and that night I jetted off to LA after being able to watch her perform.

I spent this past week connecting, reconnecting, networking, and working. hard.
Many people are under the impression that CHA is a big party and while it is, it's also really hard work.  After what seems to be months of prep work and planning,  I work a booth for 10 hours a day, mostly on my feet the whole time and I'm there to sell stamps..not just to hang out.  The only reason I mention this is because I am very much invested in how well TGF does and I take it very seriously.  and I am "on" the entire time, if that makes sense :)

That being said- of COURSE it's fun.
It's a once-a-year, sometimes twice if I'm lucky, event that brings many like souls together in the same area and you can't put a price on that.

I have deepened roots of friendship with many people, laughed, cried, and felt appreciated and understood by very special women who are like me and who understand me.  I love that.  I love it SO much.

This is just a SMALL...and I mean SMALL sampling of the lovely people I got to spend time with this past week...more pics to come when I get them off my camera....there are a TON!

oh....and I got to meet this chick too...pretty darn cool:

So...that's where I've been...and I'll be back tomorrow with an actual piece of card stock turned into art.  LOL.  It's been TOO long and I'm beginning to feel intimidated by my craft desk, ha!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

A "Pinteresting" Hip Hop Thursday!...

Yeah, so I'm a little in LOVE with Pinterest.
Are YOU?
Seriously, every time I turn around there is something I want to cook or make or buy...it is dangerous that way, although since I can't buy any of it I am content window shopping... much more fun online than having to get out to the mall and then not spend money, right?  LOL

What started out as this teeny little "invitation only" group has blown up into one of the highlights of MANY of my friend's days...and I can't say I'm not a huge fan, myself!

So today, at UNITY STAMP CO. for Hip Hop, we are getting PIN-spired...Pinterest Inspired!
I'm using this week's Deconstructed Sketch to kick off my creation today:

LOVE this one- Jen is crankin' out some of my fave sketches to DATE this month and next- so stay tuned!

Today I found a pin that I re-pinned 36 weeks ago... very early in my Pinterest days.  Here it is:

...and HERE is the Unity Stamp Co. stamp set, "The Time is NOW", that it totally reminds me of!

Be sure to check out the UNITY BLOG today where our girl Jen E. (from the block) is kicking off HIP HOP and definitely check back later today too because Unity has some SMOKIN' new releases- SOOOO many it's a Virtual CHA party!  

Last but not least, please send some shout outs and leave some love for our fabulous Deconstructed Sketch team!  Links are on my sidebar this week for this talented bunch of ladies!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Non-Traditional Valentine...

Hey, everyone!

Today I'm here w/ a fun post using NON-Traditional Valentine's colors for Ribbon Carousel.com's challenge today brought to you by our fabulous DT sister, Suzanne!

I love this challenge and think you will, too!

Today we are combining forces with Paper & Such and a $15 gift certificate is up for grabs to a luck winner this week!  Paper & Such JUST opened in May 2011 and they have some SUPER cute stamps so check them out!

I made this card for my DH for Valentine's day using some pretty Authentique paper and the words couldn't be more true.  We have been through everything together and just like I feel towards the kids- I don't think I could love him more and then I do.  The sentiment is from Verve Stamps and the rose trim I think *may* be out of stock right now at RCC but check out all the other fabulous things I found here! ;)

sorry for the bad pic- I am rushing through my day but wanted to get this posted! Shhhh!  don't tell DH ;)

Well, your day just won't be complete until you visit the Ribbon Carousel CHALLENGE for the rest of the deets on today's challenge- and also, PLEASE visit the amazing group of ladies that make up our Ribbon Carousel DT.   I can't even tell you how much I enjoy these girls and their lovely creations...they have heart and soul and they just plain rock!  Links on my sidebar... seriously- go see what I mean- I adore them <3

See you back here on Thursday, everyone!