Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Prickley Pear chose me!

I've been meaning to post this for a while now, but live's gotten in the way.  A couple of weeks ago, I was accepted into the Prickley Pear design team!!  I have been floating on air since I recieved their welcome email.  Since then, Nicole has sent me an AMAZING welcome packet full of goodies that I will be showcasing over the next few weeks.  One of the items she sent me was several sheets of ATC transparencies.  These sheets are so wonderful!  I just had to use one of the images right away.

I colored the transparency with copic markers on the back.  The colors you choose need to be fairly dark for them to show up well.  I anchored the image between two pieces of cardstock with a rectangle cut out to fit the image.  The front of the card was sponged with orange and brown inks.  I layered a rub-on over the front and embellished it with green rhinestones.  The chipboard butterfly on the corner was sponged with yellow and orange inks, jazzed up with a glitter pen and some clear rhinestones.

Be sure to check back as I plan on having more Prickley Pear eye candy for you in the next few weeks.

Thanks for stopping by.

In Loving Memory

I will be back later on to post some scrapbooking stuff, but first I want to dedicate this post to my wonderful uncle who passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2010.  That day, Sergio Hernandez went on a bike run to honor fallen bikers never expecting to lose his own life.  During the run, he hit some debris on the road, lost control of his bike, and sustained head injuries that claimed his life.  The helmet he had taken off at the previous pit stop was strapped to the back of his motorcyle.  A million if only's have passed through my mind.

Sergio always lived life with an amazing sense of humor.  Only five years older than me, we grew up as brother and sister more than uncle and niece.  I will always remember all the jokes we shared, the trouble we got into at my grandma's house, and the times we spent hanging out. 
Sergio, you will forever be 32 and full of life in our memories.  We will miss you so much.  Our lives and our family will never be the same.  You have left a huge hole in our hearts and my mind still can't process that you're gone. 

I ask that you please keep my uncle's wife and his two beautiful children in your prayers.  It just breaks my heart that they will never see their daddy come home.  I just pray that God gives his wife the strength to carry on and maintain his legacy through his children.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Day Cards

I've had some extra time to play in my stamp room this week due to the snow we got.  It was beautiful and the doggies had a blast playing in it!

After we got back from our walk on Friday, I took some time to thaw out and make some Valentine's Day cards to mail to my family.  Of course I forgot to photograph half of them, but I did manage to capture a couple.  The first one's for my dad.  He and I are both dog lovers, so I thought this card was perfect for him.  And, since my dad is notorious for wearing striped shirts, I went ahead and paper pieced the little boy with a striped shirt.  This card is my dad, through and through.

Supplies: Friends Furever - MFT, Memento Ink, Chocolate Kiss ribbon - MFT, copics

I also made a card for my mom.  I used MFT's What a Girl Wants set and added a heart shaped chocolate box in the window since my mom and I are proud chocoholics.  Actually, everyone in my family is!  I was inspired by Mel's blog to add some beads to my card.  So, I used some seed beads on her jewelery.

Supplies: What a Girl Wants - MFT, Memento Ink, Basic Grey paper, Chocolate Kiss ribbon - MFT, glass seed beads, copics

I still need to finish Aldo's card, so I'll be back with at least one more Valentine's Day card.  Hope your Valentine's Day is filled with hugs and kisses and flowers and chocolates!