Thursday, February 28, 2013

Project Life Marathon Training - Week 5

Is it week 5 already? It is!!! Our BIG event for this week is the Brea 8K.

Is it my imagination or do my photos keep getting worse and worse each week? lol! Those are the race photographers photos. I'm too cheap to buy the photos, so I just used the proofs.

Another week down! 13 weeks to GO!

Monday, February 25, 2013

4-wheel Adventure

Our 4-wheeling adventrue for this weekend takes place in Ocotillo Wells on the east side of Anza Borrego. Jim found a place online called Sandstone Canyon that he wanted to go to. Here are some pictures of the Canyon:

I love the high walled canyon. It was very cool! On our way out of the canyon we came across a sign that said "Wind Caves." So we stopped. It was a 1 mile hike over steep terrain, but it was an amazing place.

It was very FUN! We had the entire place to ourselves to explore!

Also, the view of Anza Borrego from up here was spectacular!

I hope that everyone has as much fun this weekend as we did. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Project Life Marathon Training - Week 4

I've been lax at posting my latest project life page. Week 4 training finished a week ago. I gave it a Valentine's Day twist. Here's our page. And I complained that last week's photo was blury, look at this week's photo of me... but there's nothing I can do about it...

And of course, here is this week's free card. Just click on the image to download:

I almost have this week's page done... I'm waiting for race pictures to be posted :oD

Friday, February 22, 2013

Happy Birthday!!!

This is coming a little late... Last weekend was my niece's birthday.

This is what 11yrs looks like!

Happy Birthday, Leah!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It's Card Kit Time!

Welcome to Card Kit Club 2013! We have 10 ladies in the club this year... 10!!! These are all wonderful ladies who I've had the good fortune to meet at Scrappin' Mojo. Wait until you see all the talent and inspiration!

It's time for our first Kit Club reveal. This month's kit was put together by Beth! It was full of Valentine sweetness:

Here are the cards that I created:

In this card, I used everything that grabbed my attention first: the doily, tissue paper, ribbon, beads and roses. I created this one for Beth's Challenge at Scrappin' Mojo:

Now I needed a Valentine card for a boy, so I combined my stamps with Beth's stamps, doily and cute PP, and came up with this:

I lifted this card from Pinterest. I had some cute BG heart paper that worked perfectly with Beth's PP and beads. This is created for Stella's challenge at Scrappin' Mojo:

The flower stamps were just screaming "STACK ME!" So here's a card with an amazing stacked flower. I just love the colors that Beth picked for this kit!

Be sure to checkout the creations from the other ladies:

Beth -
KimP -
Diane -
Terri -
Mary -
KimO -
Jan -
Niki -
Mara -

Well, that's it for this month! Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February [be creative] Unity Challenge

I just adore the creative images on Unity stamps! I especially LOVE the Itty-Bitty's... and cute image and and equally cute saying.

Anyway, over at Unity, they have created a new challenge blog. A new challenge will post the second Thursday of each month. This month, was a sketch.

For this card I used a cute Itty-Bitty stamp set called How's it Rollin'. I didn't use the cute saying. This time I combined the image with some old stickers by Fancy Pants. I thought it would make a nice Father's Day card.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Project Life Marathon Training - Week 3

We have just finished week 3 of Marathon Training. Here's our page. I'm bummed that our picture is blurry, but it's the only one I have, so it will have to do...

And here is this week's free card. It's an overlay in PNG format, so you can add your own photo or pretty patterned paper behind it. Just click on the image to download:

Happy running, everybody!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, Ran & Cat!

My brother and sister-in-law have birthdays which are only a couple days apart. This year we had a nice family gathering at my folk's house to celebrate with one of my mom's FABULOUS lunches and a piece of birthday PIE!

Happy Birthday, Ran & Cat!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

12 Tags of Christmas

Welcome to the February edition of the 12 Tags of Christmas!

Here is the link to Tim's post for February....

And here is my second Christmas tag of 2013:

Thanks for stopping by!!!

PTI 6th Anniversary Celebration

This month I've been following the PTI Anniversary Celebration. I didn't have much time to join any of the challenges... up until NOW! We were supposed to find a photo on pinterest that inspires us to create a gift packaging project. I have lots of gift boxes pinned on pinterest, and I picked a very unusual one to share.

It all starts with....

Cut it up so that it looks like this:

There is a lot of room in there for a gift. I'm thinking of making these to give cookies to the neighbors next Christmas.

I used PTI product of course... the card you can see inside used the Heart-2-Heart #5 Mini Stamp Setand the Fillable Frames #4 Mini Stamp Set.

The label that I used for the packaging is from the Mat Stack 1 Collection Stamp Set and the 2011 Birthday Tags Stamp Set.

If you want to make one for yourself, here is the link on pinterest for the milk container box:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Project Life Marathon Training - Week 2

We just finished our second week of marathon training. Two weeks down and 16 weeks to go! It seems like such a long long time, but I'm sure it will go by before we know it. Here is the second week of training in project life:

And here is the free card of the week... click on the image to download.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

My Favorite Things Challenge

I'm joining the My Favorite Things Stamp to Win Wednesday Challenge. I got my first set of MFT stamps called LJD Gift Card Greetings II and the coordinating Die-namics Gift Card Pocket die. Here is the card I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Project Life Marathon Training - Week 1

Week 1 of training is over, and here is my first training page for project life. There's nothing like a 6 mile run in the rain!

And here is my new marathon filler card. Click on the image below to get your free download!

One week down... 17 TO GO!!!