Monday, July 21, 2014

Poppy Sketch #9 ...{for you}

Well it's Monday and with that brings a new Poppy Sketch...
...with this challenge use the following color scheme...
 

...you've heard the saying they save the best for last...this is my last day with Poppy Sketches and the amazing sponsor this week was Jane's Doodles!!! ...and I when I made my tag, I used the stamp set TEA...rrific.
 
 
 
...if you are wanting to play along with Poppy Sketches this week...remember to link up over at the Poppy Sketches Blog once you complete your card.
 
 Be sure to check out what all the Poppy Girls created for you today using this sketch!
 
 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Poppy Sketch #8 ...celebrate {MOTHER}

Happy Monday!!! ...today's the day for Poppy Sketch #8
...with this challenge use this color scheme... 
 
Our wonderful sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet. I used the  Floppy Latte -  Butterfly Frame...these are beautiful butterflies...be sure to check out Amy T's & Amy C's...my favorite's for sure this week!
 
 

...remember if you are playing along with this sketch link up over at the Poppy Sketches Blog once you complete your card.
 
 Be sure to check out what all the Poppy Girls created for you today using this sketch!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

...less than 4 months to go...

The days are moving right along...just 3 months and 19 days to go until race days!
 
So far to date, with the help of family and friends...I've raised just over $633.00!!! With your help I know I can hit the $1000.00 mark...
 
For the entire month of July, if you donate to this cause your name will go into a drawing for one of my {Lead Me with Strong Hands} T-shirts...you can read more about these HERE.
 
How AWESOME is that! ...all you need to do is make a donation of any $$$ amount HERE at my American Brain Tumor Association fundraising page and your name could be drawn. Remember when making your donations...any amount is greatly appreciated but it doesn't have to be a lot...a little bit really goes a long way.
 
Winner will be announced August 1st. Thank you everyone for your support
 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Poppy Sketch #7 {SMILE}

Happy Monday!!! ...today's the day for Poppy Sketch #7
...with this challenge you can use any color scheme, even the "pattern" can be any color. Just use a {polka dot} pattern somewhere on your project.
 
Our wonderful sponsor this week is Pretty Pink Posh.
 
 
 

 ...remember if you are playing along with this sketch link up over at the Poppy Sketches Blog once you complete your card.
 
 Be sure to check out what all the Poppy Girls created for you today using this sketch!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

CHECK THIS OUT!!! Here's a great deal...

This is an amazing offer you do not want to miss out on...
Crystal Wilkerson has 8 amazing templates available and you can get them 50% off!

These templates come in sets with two options, one without preset shadows and shading and one with. The templates also have stitching which you can keep on your LOs or you can remove them. There is such a variety to work with! If you are doing Project Life these are PERFECT, but if you aren't...they are also PERFECT for non-Project Life LOs as well. Here are the LOs I have created...

 
Used: Crystal Wilkerson Designs: The 12x12 Template Collection Template Pack #8, Dunia Designs:  DoYouRemember , documenting Essentials, ChalkedCards.
 

Used: Crystal Wilkerson Designs: The 12x12 Template Collection Template Pack #5, Dunia Designs: DoYouRemember, LoveMeTender, Ali Edwards: LoveYou Brushes & Stamps.
 

Used: Crystal Wilkerson Designs: The 12x12 Template Collection Template Pack #2, Dunia Designs: DoYouRemember, Documenting AYearofMemories. *Photos taken by Sunny Wright Photography

Please head on over to Crystal's Blog to see her 30 Day Challenge using these amazing templates. You can purchase these templates {HERE} The code for you to purchase them at 50% off through Sunday, June 22nd is CWTEMP50.
 
I know you will LOVE these as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by...Crystal YOU and YOUR designs are amazing! Thank you for letting me be a part of this! I am honored...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Poppy Sketch #6 {life is good}

...the days are just moving along...and so are the Poppy Sketches...are you ready for Poppy Sketch #6!!! Well here it is...


...to play along this week all you need to do is use the following "pattern" AND this time around you can use ANY color scheme you'd like... just be sure to use a harlequin pattern somewhere on your project.

Our amazing sponsor this week is May Arts ...I was able to use this amazing {wired string w/Mini Raffia Bows}.

Here is my card...life is good...


...remember if you are playing along with this sketch link up over at the Poppy Sketches Blog once you complete your card and be sure to check out what all the Poppy Girls created for you today!
 
 Happy Monday!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

...My Dad's Journey with GBM...

...as Brain Cancer Awareness month starts to wind down, it doesn't make me think of my dad any less, in fact it's the opposite...I wanted to share a little more about his journey with GBM...he was so strong and brave through it all even though he knew with a GBM diagnosis he would die in only a short while...in fact the treatment he would receive would only prolong his life NOT cure him and his quality of life would diminish greatly. All of his decisions only allowed him more time with us. He loved us all so much and I know his bravery to go through this hell was really something many will never understand unless they have walked that same path...again that's why it's SO IMPORTANT to give and even pennies will do!
 
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Become a part of this cause...you can help...and then maybe one day there will be a cure. Help support the American Brain Tumor Association...please check out my link below to see what you can do to help.

http://hope.abta.org/site/TR/TeamBreakthrough/TeamBreakthrough?px=2098172&pg=personal&fr_id=2921

Monday, May 26, 2014

Poppy Sketch #5 {oops...I forgot your birthday...}

Poppy Sketch day is one of my favorite days!!! Today is already release day for Sketch #5!!! ...here it is...using some fabulous files from The Cutting Café. If you aren't familiar with The Cutting Café, it's an affordable one stop shopping HEAVEN for printable stamps & digital files.
 
Here's Poppy Sketch #5...
 
 
...and my take on it...
 
 
 
 Be sure to check out what all the Poppy Girls created for you today...check out their cards over at the Poppy Sketches Blog!
 
If you are playing along with this sketch don't forget to link up over at the Poppy Sketches Blog once you complete your card.
 
 Happy Monday!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

...amazing cause...

...so incredibly proud of my children...
 
...for the last 21 days there has been a lot of talk at my house about Brain Cancer Awareness, they've heard all the talk about gearing up for my run in Ohio...they've heard me talking about how much I hate fundraising but I'm doing it because it's for such a great cause...it is important for so many people...those still suffering...those who have already lost their battle and then it dawned on me...fundraising is SO important for the family members of the brave, brave loved ones going through this journey. Family members, like my children who went through this journey right beside their Papa. He was someone they looked up to, someone they loved so much and also continue to miss greatly. Here are a some of my favorite photos of the kids and my dad during his journey with GBM, I have lots, but these are pretty special ones.
 
Mason and my Dad...right before he had his tumor removed...just one more hug!

Whispering sweet nothings in her ear...it must have been pretty good...she's smiling ear to ear! 
My Dad attended as many of Ben's football games as he could, this was after the game, he was showing him how to do a proper tackle! Gotta love it!!!

Like I mentioned before, I am so proud of these three, they are so selfless...they all gave me some money for the American Brain Tumor Association. It's not much, but it doesn't have to be...a little bit really goes a long way.  You all can help with this amazing cause too! Just check out this link {HERE}
 
 
When we all work together amazing things can happen!
 




 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

{ABSOLUTELY unforgettable}


..we are already 13 days into Brain Cancer Awareness Month...this month is just going to fly by!!!
With that...we always loved spending time with my dad on Memorial Day. This morning I wanted to make a LO honoring my dad...for Brain Cancer Awareness Month...and Memorial Day...well this kinda summed it all up in one! My dad loved his flag and he took great pride in teaching the kids how to raise it and fold it back up after taking it down...he's missed more and more each day...

Credits...Liv.eDESIGNS:  TMini 11 Story Circles & Swirly WordArt Vol 1


This picture looks like it was taken ages ago. This was taken in June of 2010, at Relay for Life. My dad is just 3 months into his journey with Brain Cancer (GBM). Here's what cancer and complete sadness can do to a person...I don't even recognize myself in this photo. I have already shared with many of you...my plans to run the Columbus 1/2 Marathon in memory of my dad. If you are just hearing about this for the 1st time...please take a moment and read this link. {HERE}

...I will continue to ask...friends and strangers...if you haven't made a donation please consider making a donation today. If you are like me...you probably think...every time I turn around someone is asking for a donation or there is a fundraiser...yep...that's exactly how I feel too! I know we are all feeling the financial burdens these days, but every little bit helps!  Trust me...making a difference in some one's life has such a positive impact. Even if it's just $5 or $10 that little donation helps!

Please consider donating today...