Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mojo Monday 205

I'm back! I have had a really bad case of missing Mojo! I mean bad! So I think it's only appropriate that I come back with a Mojo Monday card sketch ;) 
 I used Echo Park's Country Drive paper. So pretty!
The base is Crumb Cake from SU.
I even got out the little sewing machine and stitched around the bottom layer.
 I love my buttons, and I layered a big ol' pink one with a little Prima flower. How fun :)
Another of my fav things on this card is the big honkin' rik-rak!
I cut the oval with my Nestabilities. While it was still in the die I sponged it with SU Pixie Pink. I stamped it with the sentiment from Unity, and mounted it with dimensionals.
Thanks for looking! Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Personal and a Little Sappy

I have to get a little sappy today. This is the time of year that kids go back to school, and some kids go away to school. I have one going back to school, and one who left the nest. Cam didn't leave to go to school, but to Canada to play junior hockey. 
That's us together, at his graduation. 
I miss him. 
He is someone I really like.
He's not perfect, and he's a teenager, so there are those moments! But overall, I adore him.
I did very well, until he pulled away. 
That's when I lost it a little.
We raise them to be independent, right? To grow up, and to leave.
Then when they do, we are proud. And we know that is where they belong, living their dreams.
But, it doesn't make it any easier for us moms, does it. 
But this is the hardest part! This is what turns me into a puddle every time.

This is who he will miss the most, his nephew, my grandson Brayden.
This is what breaks my heart. They are VERY close. Brayden's dad is away, and Cam has stepped in as a very good male role model for Brayden. They adore each other. Brayden was trying to block the door so Cam couldn't leave, hours before he was leaving. 
He's only 5 hours away, so we will be visiting as much as we can!
It's not the same as being here though.
But how many people get to live their dreams? You have to do it when you have the chance. 
This is his time! 
He has always set goals for himself, and his teams. 
He wanted to win Silver Sticks (a prestigious international tournament), and his team did it.
When I asked him as a high school sophomore if he wanted a class ring, he said no, he wanted a State Championship ring when he's a senior. And the team did it!
He's always wanted to play junior hockey, and today he has his first official  practice as a junior hockey player.
I miss him tons, but I could not be any prouder!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Huge Giveaway at Blue Cricket Designs!

Now, when I say Huge Giveaway, I mean HUGE!!! 
Could you imagine? 
Here are a couple of my fav prizes!
I think you can only get these through photographers, and they aren't cheap! So the only way I'll ever get one is to win it! 
I am a huge fan of Red Letter Words! 
I have bought from her, and she's local too! 
Great customer service, and beautiful products!
So go check it out! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Everything!

A birthday card for my friend Sherry. 
 Stamp is Unity, from the set, Happy Everything.
Paper is from Pink Paislee, 365 Degrees.
The little swipe at the bottom is me ;)

Sort post for ya today.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Have an awesome day!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

This is Why I Haven't Been Posting

I have been painting! This has undergone many revisions! I have painted over, painted over, papered over, and painted over. I thought I like the first version, then I hated it. Then I re-did it and loved it, then hated it, then re-did it, and REALLY hated it! Then I painted over the whole thing, except for the bottom. The bottom (sand) has remained the same throughout. That is the only part that has remained! 
Now I LOVE this! I want to get prints made to sell on my Etsy shop :)
 I've learned a lot while working on this. 
First of all, don't be afraid of the paint. Whatever you don't like, you can paint over, and over, and over again if you need to ;) 
Second, there is no such thing as perfection! Just do it, and love it.
I also learned, enjoy the process! Sometimes just putting the brush to the canvas is the best therapy ;)

Thank you for looking in! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by. I also appreciate every single comment more than you know!
Have an awesome day!