Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wishing you a Magical Birthday

Hello there!  Hope you're all having a great week so far!  We've been trying to make the most of our Summer Days, and so after our fun Birthday packed weekend (which was totally AWWWWWESOME!), we did bowling the other night.  Oh my goodness .. my little boy scored higher than I did (so you can just imagine what I look like when I bowl right?  .. yea .. a rare vision)!  LMAO!!!!  My hubby .. well .. he looks like a Pro anytime it comes to sports .. he's really great at it all!  Needless to say, we all had a great time laughing and meeting other people .. it's a super fun summer so far!

Annnnd ... It's time for another fun challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies .. "A Bit Distressed".

Here's what I've made:

Papers:  K&Co, DCWV
Medium:  Distress Inks

Hope you'll come by Lili's Little Fairies and join in the fun and stop by to see all my gorgeous DT sisters works!!!

Thank you so much for visiting me!  I'll see ya again soon!
Hugs,
Elise

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Special Day

Hello there!  Hope you're all having a great start to your weekend!  We have a Birthday packed weekend .. it's my hubby's birthday to celebrate Saturday and then another birthday pool party on Sunday for a friend of my little boy.  :)  I'm looking forward to all of it ... I love Birthdays!  :)

I made some time to play with this Magnolia image:

Papers:  DCWV
Medium:  Distress Inks

I'd love to enter this into:
Magnolia-licious Highlites:  Showcase Love
WOC:  Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see ya again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Time to Play

Hello there!  How are you all doing?  Hope you're enjoying your Summer and staying cool wherever you are.  I've been having lots of fun time with my little one .. going out and about or just even hanging out together doing activities, playing or watching movies at home.  :)  Luvin' it!  And now, I keep him up till a lot later hours since it's Summer and we watch toons together .. I LOVE cartoons and Disney movies!  lol!
Anyway, it's time for another new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies and this week it is, "Time to Play".  I used "Summer Days" .. how appropriate right?!  hehe!  I love these little cuties, they look like they're so enjoying themselves just being together.


Papers:  DCWV
Medium:  Distress inks

I hope you'll pop on over at Lili's Little Fairies and play with us!  Please stop by and check out my DT sisters gorgeous works too!!!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see ya again soon!

Hugs,
Elise


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Friendship's Garden

Hello there!  Hope you are all having a lovely week!  It's time for another Lili's Little Fairies Challenge, and this week it is "In the Garden".  Another easy peasy one right?!!  Yes!  I love those!  :)  lol!

Here's what I did using "Glamorous Gardening"


Papers:  Pink Paislee
Medium:  Distress Inks

I'd also love to enter this into:
Simon Says Stamp:  Joy's Photo Inspiration

I hope you'll come by Lili's Little Fairies and take part in the fun and also check out my lovely DT Sisters beautiful works!!!  We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Ribbon Girl!  OoOOO!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Aloha

Hello there!  Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!  I wanted to thank all of you for your support in my last post .. hahah .. I don't feel so alone and I feel better knowing that loads of Mom's feel the same way I do.  :)  Thank you!

Well, I got to play with a Tilda that I knew I had to have.  Before moving to Vegas after college, I was born and raised in Hawaii (which most of my family are still there) .. and funny how colouring and making a card with this Tilda brought back so many fond memories.

I grew up in the little town of Hilo and every year the Merrie Monarch Festival takes place there.  It is a Hula Competition from hula troops around the world.  It's a huge event that lasts for about a week and it's FABULOUS!!!  I remember as a little girl watching it every single year and getting so excited when I'd see my friends dancing on stage.  Beautiful!!

The costumes, the singing, the stories behind the music .. it still lives in my heart and always will.



I'd like to enter this into:
TOMIC:  Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund:  Schools out for Summer

Here's a couple video's that I hope you'll be able to view.  Guys are awesome at Hula too!  :)  This first video is just one of the many troops at the Merrie Monarch.

*Note:  you have to hold your mouse somewhere on the video screen to play smoothly*



And this second one is a girl at Miss Kauai pageant.  Your jaws will drop when you see her shake her hips about a minute into her dance.  Same thing:  hold your mouse somewhere on the video to make sure the video plays smoothly


Yup .. this one Tilda generated so many memories!  LOL!

Thank you so much again for visiting me .. I so appreciate it!  I'll see ya again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My Little LoveBug

Hi there!  Hope you're all having a great week!  As for me .. not so much .. and I'll tell you in a short bit.  *Beware .. this is a LONG post*  haha!!  First let me tell you about our new Lili's Little Fairies Challenge going on this week .. "One for the Boys".  It's perfect for me this week .. it's fitting as you will see with my story that follows.

For this, I've made a Ticket Box with the image "Land Ahoy" colored with my Prisma Pencils & OMS.  It is Summer Break for my little one now, and this ticket box is for him to hold his tickets in.  I'll still be working on school activities with him throughout the Summer, and whenever he completes a worksheet ... he earns a star.  For every 5 stars .. he earns a ticket.  Those tickets will earn him treats ... a day at the ice cream parlor with me, a small little toy, maybe a little candy treat .. you get the idea.  Now he's excited and anxious to do activities with me.  :)


So let me share something with you.  My little one just finished an amazing year of Kindergarten on Tuesday and I had no idea how much my heart would feel broken.  Never would have expected my heart to HURT this much.  Is this normal?!!!  My Aunty assures me it's not normal.  LOL!

On Monday, both Kindergarten classes held a Chapel performance for us which I was prepared to look like an idiot since I knew I was going to cry (which of course I forgot to bring my own stash of tissues).  The crying must be a common thing since there were older children at the door of the Chapel handing out tissue wipes as we entered to get ready.  LOL!!!!  My hubby laughed when they gave him the ONE tissue wipe and he said, "hahaha!  Tissue wipe?!"  Welllllll .... yea .... they knew what they were doing cause we definitely needed it!  LOL!!!

As I watched my little boy walk in with his classmates and saw his little hand waving at us .. I felt so honored to be his Mom.  I was in the very front row (luckily a friend saved us a spot with them .. I am so grateful to them!) so we didn't miss a single blinking eyelash.  :)

Throughout their performance I smiled and rejoiced with them and thought, "Hey!  This is not so bad!  I'm not crying!"  And JUST when I had that cocky thought .. they sang their next song with their little hand motions:

"When you find my little finger prints all over your bedroom walls
 And when you want to YELL a bit cause they're even in the halls

 Well I know it's hard to believe, that you were once a kid like me
And one day I'm gonna grow up so remember me when I'm small

 I get in the way a lot of the times though I'm only 3 ft tall
 I make you forget what's on your mind, you trip over my toys and fall

 Well I know it's hard to believe, that you were once a kid like me
One day I'm gonna grow up so remember me when I'm small

I've heard that where your treasure is, that's where your heart will be
 I don't know much about hearts and things but I'm glad you've treasured me."

You HAD to see & hear it .. it was ..... touching.

Nowwww ... I was in the front row and I literally had to FORCE myself to look away at some point because my lips were quivering, my makeup was running, and I had to try my darndest not to let my crying start turning into full blown SPEAKER SOBS!!!!  Talk about a MESS I was!  And I had to dig into my purse to get out that ONE Kleenex that the kids gave us as we entered and my hubby says, "I may need that too."

No sireeeeee .. that Kleenex was ALL MINE!  I needed every single millimeter of it and I wasn't going to give it up.  LOL!!!  Remember my hubby laughed when they gave him the tissue at the door?!  Just for that .. he can use his sleeves right?!!!!  LOL!

Well, sigh .. can't believe that my little guy is growing up so fast.  Needless to say .. we're so very very proud of him .. and so blessed to have him be our son.  Now I have to wrap some bandage around my heart and get ready for another school year.  :)  hehe.

So THANK YOU if you've made it this far in my novel post.  Promise I'll try not to pull this on you again!  LOL!

Don't forget .. oh yea .. this post was to announce the new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies!  hahahah!  Please pop on over and check out my lovely DT sisters beautiful works!!!  And hope you'll take part in the fun!  We are sponsored by J&C Creations .. how wonderful cause there's TONS of gorgeous things in the store!!!

Thank you for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see ya again soon .. with a must SHORTER post.  LOL!

Hugs,
Elise





Friday, June 1, 2012

Life's Better When It's Fun

Hello again!  Told ya I'd see you back very soon!  lol!  Gosh, can you believe that half the year has passed?!  Yup, another 6 months .. and it's a brand new year again!  I wish time would really slow down.  There's so much in LIFE to really ENJOY!!!!

So the beginning of the month marks a new challenge over at CLP with yet another gorgeous sketch!  Here's what I did:

I so love this little Tilda .. it was her striped capris that had me sold!  hahahah!!!! 
Papers:  MME
Medium:  Distress Inks

I'd also like to enter this into:
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything Goes with option of twine
WOC:  Bingo (I used Blue, Flowers and Glitter)  I glittered the butterflies and waterlilies on the image  :)


Please come over and join us in CLP and stop by to admire all of my GORGEOUS DT sisters works!!!  They're soOoO beautiful!!

Thank you so much for coming by to visit me .. I love seeing you!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise