My Cup Runneth Over

Remember when I told  you earlier this week I had another gift card holder coming?  Only this time it I'd be using one of the Dunkin Donuts coffee sleeves?  Well have no fear because here it is.

This is the second lady in curlers cut file that is included in the Mornings R Brewtal SVG file over at Treasure Box Designs.  Between the two my husband liked this one best.  Not sure why but my guess is the donuts.

For this card I cut my lady in the cup at 5.75" high and title (along with the extra coffee pot and donuts) at 9.44" high.  I cut everything in the title this time because I had thought about using all the donuts but end up not doing so because I thought it cluttered my card too much.

The stamped sentiment is from the Cardz TV Stamps set Brew HaHa.

On the inside of my card as I mentioned earlier I recycled one of the coffee sleeves from Dunkin Donuts.  Due to the embossing on the sleeve vs. the corrugation of the Starbucks sleeve this one was easier to work with.  For my title this time I changed up my papers and opted to go with some print which I think looked better than using a solid color paper for the entire title.

Zombie Run Layered Shadow Box

The weekend before Memorial Day my husband and I ran in the Zombie Run together.  For those of you who don't know us personally I gotta tell you this was something special because my husband hates to run.  Fortunately for him I was 'racing' with an injured knee so I didn't really run myself - except in those moments where you had to make it through the communities of zombies if you wanted to survive.

When we started the race we each had four flags and before we were done we had none.  Funny thing about this was that my husband lost most of his during the first pack of zombies we hit.  But as we traveled through the course everyone loved him so much that they would give him a flag.  So he'd lose a flag, gain a flag. Lose a flag, gain a flag - until there were no more to gain.  Lose all your flags (like we did) and you're "infected".  Keep them all and you're a "survivor".

At one point during the race he even had one of the zombie girls tell him that if he gave her a hug she wouldn't take his flag.  So what did he do you ask?

He stretched out his arms, picked her up and carried her through the mud muddle, then set her back down and walked on.  It was a lot of fun and even with my injury I was still able to traverse some of the obstacles.

And now on to today's PDE Linky Party..........This week it's all about layers.  For my project I used this great zombie file from Miss Kate Cuttables - pop dotted it two dots deep so as to add some great dimension.  The Zombie hands are from Cricut's Frightful Affair.  Some of these I pop dotted and others I just used glue dots. And then of course there's the picture of my husband coming out of his cargo net crawl along with his racing bib and ribbon.  Take a look at the close up of his ribbon though.  Notice what the medal says.........................

Yep, Survivor.  What the heck?  I guess they really wanted to make sure he survived.  LOL

And so now that you've seen my project it's your turn.  All you have to do is make a project with layers and you're half way there.  After all you still have to link up to play along.  And if you need more inspiration first check out the other layered projects our team created to share with you.  I promise you won't be disappointed.

Another Bow Peep Hat

Here it is the first official day of summer and what am I doing?  Knitting hats for the summer.  Sounds a little strange huh?  Oh well, that's just how I do it.  I have so many things that I love to do that I work on one craft for a while and then migrate to the next and so forth until it all comes full circle. 

This is the second hat I've made using this pattern and after making it in a multi-colored yarn I wanted to see how a solid color would look.  I gotta say I like better in the solid.

What do you think?

Little Bo Peep Hat

I have been so busy with my cards and scrapbooking  - And Life - that I haven't sat down to loom knit in months.  But this past week I decided to change that and broke out some yarn and went to work on a new pattern I found at Once Upon a Loom.  Samantha creates some of the best patterns and I love them all.  Even the ones I can't knit because I have yet to master the art of cables.

And now I'm off to begin another project.  Have a great day everyone!

That's When I'm Carrying You

Hello fellow bloggers.  Today is the beginning of another fun PDE Linky Party and this time we are going to the beach!  Of course it's not hard for me to imagine anything about  beaches. After all I live along the Gulf of Mexico in the World's Luckiest Fishing Village where our own beaches were named the best family beach in 2013 by the Travel Channel.  And I guess that's why I decided to do something a little different for my beach project.

When I saw this wonderful SVG file called You Carry Me over at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs I fell in love with it.  And so I decided to use this file and create a card of encouragement.

For this card I used sand paper for my beach sand.  Of course I would have loved to have had white sand paper so my beach would look more like ours here along the Gulf of Mexico, but beggars cannot be choosers.  I will say that using sand paper does create a bit more of a challenge when you have other papers to adhere to it.  At least for me it does since I use a liquid adhesive.  I did however use glue dots for the bottom portion of Jesus and those worked better than the liquid.

Now that you've seen my project be sure that you head on over to the party (if you haven't been there already) and look at the other designs our amazing team has put together for you.  Then after you've been amply inspired, create your own project, link up and play along with us.

I can't wait to see what you create.

Slip Walls Layout

Today I wanted to share another layout I created using pictures from one of my mud runs.  This time though the pictures are from the Emerald Coast Mud Run which is a local mud run I did a couple of weeks ago.  Heart of the Bride started hosting this mud run three years ago as a fun raiser to support their missions work over in Africa.  Not only is this an awesome event but it supports a great cause and I'm glad to be a part of it.

This year they had several new obstacles and what a challenge they were.  This group of pictures is from one of the new obstacles called Warrior Walls.  These walls ranged from 10 to 16 feet high and include rope ladders, tires, slip wall climbs, and wall climbs similar to that of a rock wall.  The walls were slick and steep making the challenges more intense, but I perservered and made it through injury free.  And to think we had to climb those after making our way through the quicksand pit.

All in all it was a great day, and I am so glad that I am now able to scrapbook my pictures from events like this.  Thank you Little Scraps of Heaven Designs for coming out with a much needed mud run die cut file!!!