Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Supporting Others


This is just a quick note to pass along some info about a pretty spectacular give-away happening.  I mentioned it a couple times before, about supporting others and here I am practicing what I preach.  :)

Terri over at Two Pink Peas is having a give away in honor of her Dad and Father's Day.  There are a couple requirements to be eligible for the give-away...but it's all simple things.  Here's the direct link:

Good Luck!  :)


Inking It Up Crazy Birthday Bash


Welcome to Kassidy's Month Long Birthday Bash!

Kassidy over at Inking It Up is celebrating her birthday for the month of June.  She has invited several guest to help design projects using her favorite items and themes.  At the end of the post, head on over to her blog for a chance to enter for giveaways.  :)

My theme for Kassidy's Birthday Bash is patriotic.  I've been wanting to create something using my Grandfather's Army photos from when he was in the Service during WWII.

My Grandfather: Edward Surufka.

The bottom left photo (2 men): my Grandfather's friend Slick-o and my Grandfather.
The bottom right photo (3 men): fellow Soldiers and my Grandfather.

I used a sponge to ink the saluting Soldier.


Recipe for "American Heros":
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics Paper
Designer Paper - Creative Imaginations
Stickers - Creative Imaginations "Patriotic"
Cartridges - Stand & Salute, Hannah Montana Font (A and H), Plantin School Book
Ink - Stampin Up "Chocolate Chip"
Markers - Sharpie Ultra Fine Point

Alright...head back on over to Kassidy's blog and enter in her giveaways; some pretty awesome items she has.  :)

PS: Happy Birthday Kassidy!!  :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Blog Award

It's Monday afternoon and I have the next 6 days off from work.  What shall I do with myself?!  LOL!  Yes... Crafting is on that list.  Been doing that the last two days.  I stayed up till 2-3am working on projects.  Crazy?!  Perhaps; but I'm not complaining.  :)

I would like to extend a huge Thank You to my friend Patty over at Creative Diva for her continued support for my blog and projects.  She passed on this blog award to me, "The Irresistibly Sweet Blog."  If you haven't already, please stop by and check out Patty's blog: .  We all need to support each other with our talents.  :)
Thank you Patty!

There are 3 requirements for accepting this blog award:
1.  Send a thank you to the the person who nominated you and include their blog link.
2.  Recipient of this award needs to share 7 random facts about self.
3.  Pass award to at least 8 other blogs.

7 RANDOM FACTS about me:
Warning: these are really random.  Trying not to repeat self from previous fact sharing posts.  ;)

1.  I enjoy "live" music/shows.  Recently saw Broadway show "Burn The Floor" and went to my first U2 concert = FABULOUS!  
2.  A hazard to being a Nanny...getting hooked and enjoy watching certain cartoons (Phineas & Ferb, Olivia).
3.  I have a "small" shoe addiction.
4.  I would like to be able to volunteer/run an animal/dog sanctuary.  
5.  A guilty indulgence of mine: watching Bravo Channel and "The Real Housewives" shows.
6. I secret dream I have is to be able to take off to another country; like "Under The Tuscan Sun" and/or "Eat, Pray, Love."  :D
7.  ??  ;)

8 blogs that I am passing this award onto:

Thank you for taking the time to read my little space on the internet.   

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Gift

Happy Father's Day To All Dads (and anyone else who fills that role).  :)

Here is my Father's Day gift to my Dad...this year.

I took the glass out of the frame so I was able to pop the images.
Cricut carts: Summer in Paris and Black Letter 

I used Stampin Up paper and Stickels on top of the hat.

I created a photo mat to fit a 4X6 photo of my Dad's choosing to place in the frame.

This one took my Dad by surprised because, there was a tear.  

Hope everyone had a peaceful and relaxing weekend.  :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Bro!

Today, June 14th is my brother's b'day.  As I "try" to do for most b'days, I make my cards.  Here is the card I made for my brother.

 The paper is Recollections (silver) and pattern paper and letter stickers are from DCWV "The Immortal Love Kit."

The crown is from Me & My Big Ideas sticker pack. 

I used Stickles  on the pattern paper as well as on the crown to add a little bling. 

The photo corner stickers and vellum is from DCWV "The Immortal Love Kit." 

Silver paper is Recollections.  Made the envelope with Martha Stewart scoring board.  Used the Cricut cartridge Quarter Note and used my Gypsy to weld the letters together. 

The crown was cut from Cricut Cart "Indie Art."  Note, I realized after putting the crown on that it should be on the top flap; can't see it when envelope is closed.  ;)

Wishing my bro a Happy "35th" Birthday...again.  ;)