19 October 2012

SSW 176 ~ FLUTTERBY WEDNESDAY

yep...it's definitely another beautiful day here in paradise! 
the sun is shining after days of rain ~ ah...gotta love it! can't complain about the rain though...it's been refreshing and mother nature sure has needed it.  i've been outside enjoying every second i can. we've had a campfire going all morning... just sittin around chitter chattering, sippin some yummy java and watchin nature. ah...the joy's of living in the country.
look at those leaves...changing to fall colors...purdy eh!
here's one of the blue jay's that entertain us everyday...
they're such beautiful birds! 
i also finished up a card this morning and entering it into
these two challenges
sweet sketch wednesday ~ sketch
flutterby wednesday ~ using any winged creature
'THINING OF YOU'
here's the sketch
thanks everyone for the great challenges.
i'm off to enjoy some more sunshine...and spend time with dh.
thanks for stopping by!
hugz

10 October 2012

THANKS EVERYONE ~ SSW #175

...before i get chattin about the creative side of me...
i'd like to thank 'everyone' for all  their thoughts and prayers for my dh. he had his surgery, which went well. we did run into complications 2 days after the fact and i ended up having to call the paramedics. he had another emergency stay for observation...and we are now 'home'. it's been quite an emotional and eventful week to say the least! we appreciate everyone's love and support through this time and i can not thank you enough. dh has been resting and moving quite slow. the healing time will take quite a while, but i'm just so grateful 'he's home' and for each and everyone of you.
yesterday...it was so beautiful outside i went and bought some pansies just to cheer me up and take the opportunity to enjoy some sun. ah...that felt good. i love playing in the dirt and planting flowers...yep, that's right ~ pansies! gotta love those hardy little flowers ~ and oh there's 
so many colors to choose from! 
and speaking of feeling good...i got a little scrappy happy today and created a card using the sketch from
sweet sketch wednesday.
'home sweet home' ~ which is exactly how both
dh and i are feeling at this time...
don't look too closely at my coloring...omg
i ran out of ink in my copic when coloring her dress! ack!
and here's arlana's sketch
thanks for poppin by!
wishing you all a fabulous scrappy happy week with lots
of love, laughter and sunshine...
hugs

26 September 2012

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN PARADISE ~ SSW 173

ah...such a beautiful day in paradise today! the sun has been shining ~ the birds, squirrels and bunnies are all playin...we've got the campfire going ~ and just chillaxin. can't complain!
this is a pic i took yesterday here at the campground...
dh and i often take strolls around the lake just to enjoy
the scenery...and 'reflect'
this is 'digger'...he comes to visit us daily
and is very entertaining

had a chance to do a lil creating today, too...between enjoying the outdoors, cups of coffee, visitors and housework.
here's the card i created using a sketch from
here's a pic of the 'details'

and here's the sketch ~ with a special 
theme of 'celebrating women'

ah...and here's my dh ~ enjoying another beautiful day!
AND PLEASE IF YOU CAN KEEP MY 
DH IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS...
HE'S GOING IN FOR A MAJOR 
SURGERY, 03 OCT, ON HIS NECK ~ SPINE...
'MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU MONTE...'
'i love you'
thanks so much ladies
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hugz

20 September 2012

SSW 172 ~ FLUTTER BY WED.

hi ya chickies! well ~ it's been another busy week here at home...and in life in general. yep...there's always places to go and people to see...never a dull moment. i've spent a lot of time outdoors, too enjoying the beautiful sunshine and soaking in those rays.
i got a lil scrappy happy today and created 'two' cards! can you say ~ 'go mel go'...pretty good for...considering i'm just getting 
back into my goodies. 

my first card is created for this week's challenge over at 
here's arlana's sketch
and here's my take on it
'LET EVERYONE GO HOME...
AND COUNT THE GIFTS WHICH HE HAS'
and here's the sketch for the a challenge over at
and yep...it requires butterflies or fairies...who
could resist jumpin in on this challenge!
 here's my card
'YOU AND ME'
thanks to both blogs for the awesome challenges
this week! hope everyone has a great one this week
.... you get lots of mojo happening and lots of lovin life!
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hugz

14 September 2012

i'm back and creating! SSW 171-103

wow...can you beleive it ~ i'm here...back on blogland, ...and doin a lil creating! my life took a bit of a turn for a while ~ but...that's life..isn't it ~ always changing! hope everyone has had a great summer and you all got to soak your toes in some sand 'somewhere' and take in those rays of sunshine! it's been great one for dh and i ~ lots of campfires, scrumptious food, chittering chattering with friends...and a whole lot of laughter! and i gotta say...i definitely needed that! yep ~ it's been  great one living in paradise and just chillanxin!

now...on to the fun part ~ scrappin!
here's the sketch for this week's challenge over at 
sweet sketch wednesday
'thanks arlana for another great sketch'
and here's my take on it!
'WE DO NOT REMEMBER DAYS
WE REMEMBER MOMENTS'
 here's a few details
also, i wanted to share this lil sign my good
friend leighan bought for me...gotta love it ~ and what 
a perfect quote to live by daily! 
isn't all that stitchin kewl...
have an awesome week everyone!
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hugz

20 February 2012

SIMPLIFY.

simplify. yep. simply simplify. that's my new goal. no more burning myself out. no more trying to keep up with 'everything'. i'm just gonna simply 'keep it simple'. stop and smell the roses. breathe in some more fresh air. smile a lil more. hug a lil more. appreciate the simple joys of life. my coffee. a campfire. my family. friends. hold hands. cuddle with dh. take care of me. create a lil. enjoy life. and love a lil more. simply...'simplify'.

'simply' havin fun with my camera.

this sits on my kitchen counter.
i created this easel card for dh
'i love you' 
handmade roses ~ stamped butterflies ~ heart tails
lil handbag. card.  for a friend.
handbag.
today...thoughts of my friends make me smile.
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hugz

29 January 2012

unscripted sketches

hiya chickies! hope you're havin a sunny scrappy happy day...in your part of the world. it's another rainy day here in paradise! yep ~ i'm thinkin i had better find those rubber boots and umbrella ~ i'm beginning to feel like a duck! anyhoo ~ i found an awesome sketch challenge yesterday...'unscripted sketches'. thought i'd jump in and play. there's some scrumptious inspiration there by the dt and there's such a variety of takes on the sketch...i like that! so...here's my card for the challenge. notice...no mags...no sarah kay...whoa...that's different for me ~ but, you know how much i wuv my flowers and lacey ribbon!
here's the sketch
...and here's my take on it
i stamped and handcut the butterfly and roses...
the details
...have yourself an awesome week chickies! and if you have some sunshine to spare...send some my way! i'm dying for some 'spring' weather...so i can get out and plant some flowers!
HUGZ

25 January 2012

whohoo ~ i actually got to play!

yep...that's right chickies ~ i actually have been doing a 'lil' bit of playing with my goodies. life has been getting in the way lately...so...i had to put a halt to everything...and take some 'me' time! for my card ~ i used this week's 
sketch #138 over at  
sweet sketch wednesday
i played with my new sarah kay stamp dh got me for christmas and those beautiful flowers. 
aren't they... just scrumptious!

BOOKMARK

ALSO
i've been doing a lil bit of kniting...juz for fun ~ using up some scraps of wool. i made these lil 'comfort dolls'. they're so easy peasy to make and a good way to up cycle those left over balls of wool. so without further adu i'd like you to meet
'BERTHA AND BOBBIE'

well ~ that's all the scrappy creative goodies for now. i'm heading outside today for a campfire and some fresh air. we had a wicked storm last night...and we got some cleanup outside to do, too! yikes...there's a whole lotta branches and trees down ~ BUT , we're safe and that's what counts! have a great week everyone!
hugz xoxo

06 January 2012

new year ~ new goodies ~ new creations!

hiya chickies! wow ~ i finally got everything settled from a busy holiday season ~ and i'm back to getting scrappy happy! it was a fabulous year of creating in 2011 ~ and being inspired by each and everyone one of you! i'm so looking forward to gettin back to doin some more challenges again this year and playing with my goodies and doin a whole lotta creatin ~ especially with all the new scrappy goodies  my dh got me for christmas!  with that said ~ here's my 1st creation of the year! i used a sketch created by arlana over at 
sweet sketch wednesday. thanks arlana for the inspiration.
'HOME'
ah..just where i was be...'home'..juz chillaxin!
and yep...as promised...i'd post a few more pics of our family during christmas
here's our two daughter's ~ melody jr. and juanita
 this is our sil and our dd ~ gotta love our dd's expression
yepperz ~ that's the card i created!
 and here's my favorite pic ~ my dh
our friend had given dh that chef's hat for christmas
dh...does all the bbq'in at home here! what a perfect pressie!
'CHEF MONTE'
i hope everyone has a wonderful week ~ and has lots of scrappin happy time to create!
i can't wait to see your goodies! luv ya'all!