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Dog, Beach & New Hairdo...

Okay, more randomness for today :)  We took our pomeranian/chihuahua to the beach for the first time.  She loved it!  I knew she would as she loves sniffing out new places and loves riding in the car.  Anywho... before we left, I took her to a new groomer and well.... they got their customer cards mixed up and she got a totally different trim than we went in for.... they shaved her!!  I was so shocked, but it quickly grew on me.  And she really didn't seem to mind after the first day or two.  Here's our li'l cutie on the beach... And here's a new "Do" I did on my daughter Carly.  This is a really fun updo that starts with a dutch braid (inside out braid) at the front right temple and makes an "S" shape around to the left and back to the right.  Then you pancake one side of the remaining braid and spiral it up into a flower.   You can find the Youtube Video for this HERE Be back soon with some new releases from my store, www.imagin

Father's Day Lighthouse Giftbox

Happy Father's Day!!  My father, an oldies-car fixer-upper, motorcycle-riding,open road-loving, people-person, strict and firm father with a funny-silly side, a a retired pastor of 40 years... and a guiding light. I saw this lighthouse box on my friend, Patti J's blog and knew I had to find the template and make this for my own dad.  I embossed the white tower with a Tim Holtz brick folder.  He actually has his livingroom subtley decorated with lighthouses, so this was a great gift for him.  It's a li'l gift box too, which his main gift wouldn't fit in, so what did we fill it with??  Some yummy Werther's candies. My card uses a stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs called " Keep My Lamp Burning " . The li'l light at the top of the tower is a battery-operated tea light. Very important---do not use a real candle!! :)   Here it is with the lights off... Hope you all had someone special to celebrate... or hold special memories your fath

Proverbs 14:26 A Tri-Shutter Card

 Hello friends...  Happy Wednesday!!  Today I'm here sharing my last project as the May Guest Designer for Word Art Wednesday .  This month has just zoomed by!!  I'm so thankful for Karen for inviting me to join the team this month ... was wonderful and such an honor... and it also got me away from the 'puter and into my craft room which I've missed!  :) This week's FREE DIGI is Proverbs 14:26 that I used on my tri-shutter fold card.  I was itchin' to do another one of these for a while now, so I decided this was the week.  Here's a couple more views  I added a li'l tag up top to write my recipients name or a simple "For You" and a larger pre-printed label on the inside red layer for writing my personalized message.  The layered flower on the front was cut from real Cedar Wood paper and Spellbinders dies.  The rest of the paper & butterflies etc. was from a card kit. Hop on over to the challenge blog to see who are fabby sponsors

More Cute Girls Hairstyles, Part 3

Hey there :)  Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!  We had a great one!  My hubs had the house to himself while I took my girls out of town for a couple days... our annual "Girls night out" and had so much fun.  We shopped, went out to dinner, stopped at Goody's candy store, watched a movie at our hotel suite, went swimming for a bit, went back and watched a couple more movies.  We took our Jamberry Nails Wraps but got too tired to do them, so I'll have to share those soon ;)   The next morning, I took them to the Fun Center arcade, then went out for lunch and came home.  Awesome memories with my 2 lovely daughters :) So today I'm sharing with you the hairstyles I did on my girls before school today.  I'm not promoting the movie "Hunger Games" however if you've ever seen it, you might recognize this first style called the Katnis Reaping Braids, which Katnis wore when the kids went to find out who was to be selected for the "games.&qu

WAW - 2 Thessalonians 3:3

A new Word Art Wednesday challenge begins today and this week you can pick up a free digi based on 2 Thessalonians 3:3.  Here's what I created using a photo of my husband baptizing my youngest daughter, Maddy.   I cut the Crosses and Fancy Labels using Spellbinders dies out of real Cherry Wood Paper from McMahon Five Designs.  The scallopy borders are from La-La Land Crafts, and the fancy oval is from another Spellbinders set.  The Ribbon was a hand-dyed gift from my friend Diane, and the papers are by Lilybee Designs, also at McMahon Five Designs. Hope you'll pop over to the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the Design Team's creations and sponsors and enter yourself!! :)  Have a great week.

WAW ~ Proverbs 31:10

It's Word Art Wednesday!!  As always, it's "anything goes" as long as you have a sentiment or Scripture  etc. on it!  This week you can pick up the free word art  "Proverbs 31:10" on the Challenge Blog ~ and here is my card .... Along with the Scripture freebie, I used some green gingham digi paper from my Tart & Tangy Ginghams pack,  and my Rose Blessings digi set , printing multiple sizes, colored with Copics, cut out and popped them around to frame the verse.  Just a reminder that Rose Blessings digi set (above) is the challenge image this week at Imagine That! Progressive Freebie Challenge - if you use the image and link up, you'll receive the next image FREE, and so on!  *Ü*

Elegant Hairstyles for Long Hair

Hi friends *Ü*  This is part 2 to my last post showing some cute hairstyles for girls. My daughters are having so much fun wearing these fun new hairstyles to school and church & hearing all the compliments.  Here are a couple they can wear on more fancy occasions.... This first one is so pretty and I love how you can just tuck in the remaining braid tail to cover it up.   Here's the video tutorial for ya ! This next one I did on my (almost) 13 yr. old Maddy... it's a very loose updo, but you can make it as tight as you want.  :)   Here's the video tut  and this next one is too easy... you just section off a small part on each side and then take the big middle part and tie it in knots!  I knotted it 4x (like the video) but you can do as many as you have hair for.  Then take each side and twist it and wrap it over and around the knots and bobbypin it.  Maddy wore this one to school the other day --  Love it!  :)   Here's the tut I'll be back We

Cute Hairstyles for Girls

Ever since I was a young girl, I always loved styling hair... first on my Barbie dolls and then on my older sister.   I even thought about attending beauty school (never happened).  But thankfully we have this wonderful world wide web ... okay, Youtube specifically with fabby tutorials on styling girls' hair!  These are so fun... especially now that my own girls are teens and will sit still and actually want me to style their hair *Ü*  This is my new favorite site   Cute Girls Hairstyles (Braids) Here are a couple styles I tried on my daughter Carly this week... They also have great updo's for Proms and weddings etc. so be sure to check those out!