Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sweet and Sassy Ebony

Hello all...did you miss me?!? I am very happy to be back home and crafting again! This is going to be a jammed pack post, so please bare with me while I ramble.

Yesterday was an interesting day...and I don't really want to share yet as my blog is very public. But I am going to ask you to keep me and Brent in your thoughts for the next couple of weeks. {Don't worry...nothing is wrong with our relationship and we're not dying.} But we could use some love, positive thoughts, prayers, karma, juju...whatever you believe in.

Since I love Ebony, I wanted to play along and make a card for the Club Anya and Friends Sketch #8. I was in a hot pink mood, so you'll actually be seeing alot of it this week.

Paper: Bo Bunny
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, sentiment is Amuse
Prima Flowers, CTMH Bigger Brads, Copics, Rhinestones, and Crystal Stickles


Though I'm a day late, it's time to check in with my goals. :) I may actually have to revise these next month, so we'll see how things pan out.
  • Pay off my car by the end of the year - Going, going...
  • Technical writing class (for work) - I haven't signed up for one yet, I need to look for one that starts this spring or summer term.
  • Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials (for work) - I'm still working on my Photoshop ones. Without going into details, it's a been a crazy month at work so I haven't been able to progress as much as I would of liked to.
  • Get Copic certified - I am registered for the Portland class on March 28th!
  • Make tags with my Christmas cards - I've made 2 so far, none in February.
  • My secret project - is moving along nicely.
  • Use up more of what I already have - doing good...using up my paper and finally inking up some stamps.
  • Spend 1/2 on crafting than last year - I didn't spend that much on craft stuff this month, but I'm sure it was because I was going to Vancouver, lol.
How are you all doing with your goals? Everyone have a fabulous Tuesday! Who are your Idol picks?!?

47 comments:

  1. Love the hot pink hair, it's completely fabulous! Hmmm... might have to get some of those colours, or at least put them on my ever growing wish list, haha. You and hubby will be in my thoughts, hope all is well!!

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  2. I am so excited for your posts this week, as I love pink! Prayers for you and Brent..

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  3. Love what you did with Ebony - and most definitely sending positive thoughts your way.

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  4. Okay, how cute is that image with the bright pink hair?! Love it (and it's not even my style~lol).

    Looks like you are making progress on your goals. I'm proud of you for keeping with it!!

    Will be sending you lots of positive thoughts these next few weeks. Hope it's ultimately a good thing when all is said and done.

    Hugs!

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  5. Oh I love her pink hair, AWESOME.

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  6. Hope everything's ok, chica. You and Brent are in my thoughts and prayers. Cute card! Ebony looks great in pink! Great job on your goals!

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  7. She's super cute. I love all the bright pink.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Brent wishing you well.

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  8. This is so cute! I love how you colored her hair pink!

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  9. Pink hair! So cute ... great card, Sparkle. Prayers for you and Brent, too!

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  10. Love Ebony! I didn't think I needed her until now! Sending lots of good vibes and positive thoughts your way.

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  11. She's absolutely darling! LOVE her pink hair!!

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.. Hugs!!

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  12. Love this, the colors are so pretty and your coloring... well it rocks!

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  13. love your card for today!!! sooooo fun!!!

    Sending you and brent..karma & juju...I'm a karma/juju kind of girl...

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  14. Like everyone else has already said, I LOVE the hot pink hair on Ebony! What a great card! I'm sending you guys some positive juju. :)

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  15. Sparkle, I will keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers :) Love your color choices today for Ebony...this is one of my favorite combos!

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  16. Pink is great! I love her hair! Keeping you and Brent in my thoughts.

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  17. This card is so cute! Glad to hear you are back at home and had a fabulous time!

    You'll be in my prayers--hope things go smoothly!

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  18. So cute! I was in a very pink mood on the weekend! LOL

    You and Brent will be in my thoughts, hope all is okay.

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  19. Love her hair in pink, dont you? I did that for my sketch card, too :0) She's so funky I love her! Will keep you and Brent in my thoughts...hope you're ok!

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  20. Cute, cute, cute card! yes we missed you! :) Loved all your goals. esp. the secrete one, and the Copic certified. How fun!

    Oh, and i have a little something for you on my blog. :)

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  21. Sparkle...WOW!! She is just gorgeous!! I LOVE the pink!! Xx

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  22. Love her in pink. She's a cutie pie.

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  23. Oh, the pink haired girl is adorable, love her! And you will be in my prayers, sending lots of good wishes your way...xOxO

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  24. Love the hot pink hair!
    I was going to submit my app for Portland too, but now it looks like one is coming to Anchorage. Bummer I would have loved to meet you.

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  25. Fantastic-The pink hair is awesome. Will be thinking of you and sending positive vibes to the Northwest from the Northeast.

    HUGS!!

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  26. Love the hot pink hair! Super cute! :)

    Hope you tide over your little crisis...rooting for you here in Singapore!

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  27. Love your card...and I'll definitely keep you & your hubby in my thoughts & prayers. Hugs!

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  28. Love that funky pink hair you did on this cute image :o)
    Both of you are in my thoughts and I will keep my fingers crossed for whatever for you!

    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  29. What a sassy little image! Fabulous job, love the colors!

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  30. Super cute card! And I am sending you lots of good wishes! :-)Traci

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  31. You are in my thoughts and prayers for God will do amazing things through you!
    I love this card the hot pink is so where it's at! Beth

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  32. that card is adorable. love that you put down your goals like this...i should too...and idols...are you talking american idol? cuz if u are i'm loving lee and andrew (my faves) and casey is cute and can also sing but is missing something with connection to the audience...the kid with the mullet was super cute last night...and as far as the girls...off the top of my head...i love crystal and i think that's it. if you weren't talking ai..then all that probably doesn't make any sense...ha ha!

    hugs,
    mo

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  34. love this card, and looking forward to seeing more of your pink creations, i love this card, i am going to encourage my local craft shop to stock some greeting farm stamps

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  35. hugs and love Sparks! Hope all is well and I'll be praying for you guys.

    Love your card! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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  36. You are in my prayers Sparkle...I hope everything is OK !!!!!
    LOVE you card and hope you had a fantastic time away!!

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  37. Great card! And sending you & hubs positive thoughts and good wishes!

    Shannah xox

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  38. I love this card! Just beautiful!

    I will definitely keep you guys in my thoughts, and hope things get better soon. *big hugs*

    I like Crystal, and the hispanic guy who changes things up a lot. I think his name is Andrew, maybe? The one with the black, thick rimmed glasses. lol :)

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  39. Will be thinking about you and Brent, Sparkle... Hope everything will be all right!

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  40. I LOVE your card, Sparkle! Her pink hair ROCKS!!!

    Hope all is well and that it is all good news - you'll be in my thoughts and prayers :)

    hugs, margie

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  41. Hi sparkle...my intuition tell me...and yes...the two of your "project" will steeply be in my prayers daily. Know for everything there is a time and a reason/season...I love your card!!! The pinki is so precious!! The emblem on the shirt is so priceless given the sweetness of her. The shapes you combined, the bling, sewing and everything....gorgeous!
    Be very well and remember...breath!

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  42. oh super cute - LOVIN' the pink hair!!

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  43. Sending lots of good thoughts for you & Brent :)

    I LOVE the hot pink hair!! Very, very cool!!

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  44. Hee hee! Love the hot pink.

    Glad to hear that things at MT are panning out.

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  45. love, love, love the card! super cute design!

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Thanks for visiting my blog! I truly appreciate you taking the time to read and comment! Love, Sparks