Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Doggie Hugs

Hello! I have a cute little dog card to show you today. I think its funny that as an adult I have only had cats for pets but I have tons more dog images than cat ones! Maybe that is most of my friends are dog lovers or maybe I really want a dog! Right now, we have two cats and that is enough for our household. My card today uses an image from Shirley's 2 Girls and was colored with Copic makers. I used paper from DCWV's Pet Stack and ribbon from Hobby Lobby.

Las year after the water came into the house due to the flood a lot of my craft stuff got packed away in boxes. Well lots of stuff did, but I knew I had a big box of clear stamps that I couldn't find. Somehow that box got mixed in with some other storage items and I just recently found it. It is like Christmas! I have tons of older stamps that haven't seen ink in far too long. I am sure I will be posting lots of oldies!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I just wanted to take a minute or two to post a Happy Father's Day to my dad. I was fortunate enough to have a great dad growing up and am blessed that he is still in my life. I was such a Daddy's Girl growing up too. I love following him around everywhere he went. He was, and still is, there for me anytime I need him. I have lots of great memories of him and I together but there are a few special times that really stand out. On Saturdays I loved going to the dump with him. After dropping off the trash we would stop at a convenience store for a soda and candy bar. I remember following behind him planting seeds in the garden. He would dig a little hole and tell me how many seeds to drop in and I would carefully count out the seeds to make sure I had the right number . He coached my softball teams in elementary school and sold refreshments with the other band boosters when I was in high school. He has listened to me cry when I hurt and cheered me on when I doubted myself. He taught me to drive a car, how to shoot a gun and most of all he taught me right from wrong. He showed me what a great man is so I knew what to look for in a husband. I am a lucky girl, I have a great father.

I caught this picture of my dad and my niece a few months ago. I love this picture.

I have also been blessed with an amazing father-in-law. I was welcomed into my husband's family with open arms. He has made it very clear that I am his daughter and that I can count on him the same way I can count on my own dad.

Happy Father's Day!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

More Camp Mail

I have one more camp mail treat that I sent to my niece and nephew at camp this week. I had a lot of fun putting together these little treats for them and hope they have enjoyed them. Today's mail included a granola bar with a little Riley card. I used Campfire Riley, colored him with Copics and then added him to my little 3 x 4 card. Super cute and super easy!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Camp Mail

My niece and nephew are away at camp this week. We can send along notes and treats and the mail will be delivered to the kids and counselors each day. I remember when I would go away to camp, mail call was a very exciting time of day. So I wanted to put together a few little treats to send to them and a couple of the other kids that I know very well. The first one was these little Riley mini cards. I also included a great big bag of Life Savers for each child that could be shared with their cabin-mates.

I knew these notes and things would probably end up in the trash pretty quickly so I didn't want to spend a ton of time on them. For today's mail treat they are getting bottles of Gatorade and some chap stick that has sunblock in it. I just made a quick tag to hang over the bottle, stamped a quick little sun and then wrote them a note on the back of the tag.

Super easy, super quick and I hope the kid's enjoy my mail!

I know last week I said I would be back to posting regularly and then disappeared for a week! I went to do a post the next morning and there was no internet here. It was splotchy off and on all week and I couldn't get a post completed without losing my connection. I finally gave up in frustration. Kip finally figured out the problem was the splitter and got it replaced. That seemed to have fixed the problem so I am a happy blogger once again.

Have a great day!

Monday, June 6, 2011

"Wings" Challenge

Happy Monday! Hopefully my crazy schedule is slowing down a little and I can post a little more regularly. I've missed playing along with some of my favorite challenges the past couple of weeks. The challenge on the In a Sweet Pea Dream this week is to feature something with wings. I used Meredith Dillman's "Broken Angel". I think she is just gorgeous, I love this image. Everything is colored with Copics and I added some sparkle to the wings with a Sakura glitter pen and used some liquid pearl paint to the image too. Thanks for dropping by today!