Monday, August 30, 2010

Zva Creative August DT Blog Hop!

The Zva Designers are joining together today to share a project that we have created using some of our favorite Zva Creative products. I am hoping that you will take some time to join us for a little bit of fun again this month!
The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog: . She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on 5 of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Those blogs will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts now and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, August 31st and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 1st on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

I have lots of Zva Creative projects to show today! :)

First is a layout using some pictures I showed on my blog not to long ago... there will be tons of layouts from this series of shots... love them! (sorry it's a little dark up top... rainy day picture and I forgot to retake it before uploading! hehe)

Supplies: Echo Park Paper and stickers, Core'dinations cardstockZva Creative flourishes (PE02CB121) and brads (BRBK02CA101,  BRBK02CA102), Chatterbox chipboard letters, Scor-Pal tool,  EK Succes border punch.

Over the summer my older three went on a Mission trip with the church and while I didn't get any pictures of them there I was sure to snap some shots of them before they headed off on the bus.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock,  Echo Park paper and stickers, Jillibean Soup letter stickers, Zva Creative brads (BR01CB105) and pearls (PEC 02CB102), EK Succes border punch, Stampin' Up ink

Next is just a fun layout of my son and my daughters boyfriend doing silly tricks off the dock... I have SO many pictures of them doing stunt after stunt... fun stuff! lol
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, MME paper and die cuts, Zva Creative flourish (CRW 02CA 195, CRW02CA 112) and (CR01CB 115), Bella Blvd letter stickers, Stampin' Up ink.


The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes
I'm your last stop on this wonderful blog hop so head on back to : Kim Hughes

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Kim who?

that's probably what y'all are saying?
Kim who?
Yeah I know I slacked again.... on the flip side I have been on my sh*t around the house! hehehe... laundry, cooking dinner at night, getting the kids to school etc.... I guess somethings gotta give! LOL

Here is a shot of the kiddos their first day of school! Morgan is a freshman (sigh) now and loving the freedoms he is getting in high school with the off campus lunches etc... Madison is thrilled to be an 8th grader and the "top of the school", Mitchell is pleased as punch he isn't a lowly sixth grader and has some seniority over the new 6th graders being a 7th grader now. The twins Matthew and Makenna are loving getting to see their friends every day and have a set of great teachers! So all in all as the first week of school comes to an end it looks to be shaping up to be a great year!!
oh.. on a side note... have I ever mentioned I am NOT a morning person? yeah... well i'm not... at.all.
and my sweet dear Mitchell has decided he wants to be on the cross country team... which sounds wonderful and exciting for him until he gets to the point he tells me
"oh and mom we have to be there at 6am"...
WHAT?? (Keep in mind we live several miles out of town in the sticks, so it's not around the corner)
-this was the first morning and when I crawl my butt out and get in the car to drive him in he says this "Mom I really appreciate you doing this for me, thank you"...... all is ok then. I was happy to do it for him and he is now officially on the cross country team! lol....

Here are some fun projects I have done for Jillibean Soup for the month!

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock; Jillibean Soup patterned paper, journaling sprouts, buttons, twine, corrugated alphas, and stickers; Pebbles Inc candy dots.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock; Jillibean Soup patterned paper, journaling sprouts, corrugated alphas, and stickers.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock; Jillibean Soup patterned paper, stickers, clear stamps, and journaling sprouts; Storage Unit Inks, Martha Stewart punch; Creative Charms jewels; WRMK eyelets

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock; Fiskars punch, Doodlebug frills, Zva Creative pearls and flourish, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, buttons, canvas flowers, clear stamp, and stickers.

Thanks for stopping by!
 I'm off to watch Morgans first freshman football game.... Go Mavericks!! :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

CCG #155

Hi all! Now don't pass out... I do realize this is two posts in one week! heheee!

Here is our inspiration for the week:
and here is my card based on it....

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, October Afternoon patterned paper, Bazzill buttons, Coats and Clark String, StudioG stamp, Stampin' Up punch (square), EK Success border punch.

I punched the squares from the cardstock and then used pop dots to bring it up off the base of my card and I slipped the buttons and patterned paper behind it to give it a windows look like the inpiration piece above.
Join us over at the Color Combos Galore blog and play along this week!

Today is short and sweet... I have to CLEAN this house like a mad woman I have company coming in this weekend.
Tomorrow is Morgans first scrimmage and we plan to make a day of it... so excited for football season to start even though it means total insanity around here for me with all the running! Morgan in high school football, Mitchell middle school football, Madison middle school cheer, and Matthew in peewee football and then not sure what Kenna will get into... on top of this gymnastics an hour away once a week...
and I wonder why I visit my hairdresser as often as I do?

Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Momma's Brag Post!

Alright I'll share a few creations at the end but this one is all about the kids! :)

First up... see this big boy right here? Geez... where does the time go... we went to his FRESHMAN orientation last night... am I reeeeeally old enough to have a Freshman in high school? good gracious it doesn't seem like it! :(
This was Morgan posin' it up for a picture I needed of him for the page we put in this years Football Program.... he's all serious, wouldn't smile for anything... I think he's still mighty handsome too! :)
We spent the last week going through the State Tourney... they didn't do as well as we all wanted them too and lost a couple tough games but I'm still proud as punch of him! He got on base everytime up to bat and did an outstanding job in the outfield this year, I really look forward to watching him play high school baseball next year!

Now for this little lady! She has been all about cheer lately and getting ready for camp. Camp was the last week of July and she was fully prepared each day. The girls learned new dances and came home with several new cheers and chants! She is super stoked this year being captain (see those cute little stars on her uniform...oh yeah baby.. that's for captain!).. I warned ya this was a proud momma post so I'm aloud to brag a bit ;)

Well at camp the girls have the opportunity to try out for "All American"... and I am so stinkin' proud to say that Ms. Madison MADE IT!!! She was over the moon excited... as soon as we got home we sent off for the UCA patch she gets for her cheer jacket! When they announced it Morgan from out in the waiting room starts hollering and everyone laughed a good one... here he is scooping her up when camp was over and he got to come in.... waaaaay cute moment!

Madi had wanted me to go out and take some shots of her and of course I wasn't going to turn that down... here are a few of her dancing that are my faves... you'll be seeing LOTS of these on coming pages... i got several of just her posing and such but these of her dancing and just letting loose had to be some of my favorites! :)


And now for this handsome little man... Mitchell has had a rather low key summer after baseball season ended and spent most of it traveling to watch his brothers play in their tournaments. (It's alright, last summer it was all about him and his team!)... Hard to believe he will be playing Middle School football this summer and is big enough to spend the summer working out with his older brother getting ready for the upcoming football season!
Here he is posing for a picture for the Football Program... trying to be serious like Morgan.. but in the end just can't help it and ends up grinning like a loon... love this kid!

Kenna has had a pretty low key summer as well.... she did SO good for her first year of softball this summer and I can't wait to see the improvements she makes for next year! This will be an exciting year for her because she is finally old enough to play sports in the city league. So this year will be filled with basketball, volleyball, and softball! I have a feeling she is going to be quite the little athlete!
Here she is all decked out in her Maverick gear!

and last but not least Mr. Matthew.... he has spent his whole summer playing baseball, taking 2nd in the district tourney and then on to the State Tournament in DeLeon! Again they didn't do as well as we wanted them to this year but I have a feeling next year they will dominate! ;) We were one of the youngest teams and I think with maturity and such they will really give other teams a good run for their money next year!

and then this shot just cause I think it's too cute! ;)

alright now for some promised projects.... I have been a busy gal but I keep forgetting to post stuff here! oops! lol
here are a few cards I did for Creative Charms!

Supplies: Coredinations cardstock, Echo Park patterned paper, Hero Arts stamp, Creative Charms loopy flower- brad- gems, Creative Impressons ribbon, EK Success punches.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Echo Park patterned paper and stickers, Creative Charms brads-gems, Martha Stewart punch and string, DMC floss.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, October Afternoon patterned paper and sticker, Creative Charms crochet flower and butterfly and all other flowers, Maya road stick pin (3pearl), Jenni Bowlin stick pin, Fiskars punch.

Ok... I think that's it! Bless you if you have made it this far without falling asleep! hehe.... guess I should learn to post more often instead of the full on crazy long blasts no?
Thanks for stopping by!