Saturday, July 14, 2012

down under CMS #7 and a proud momma moment

I finally had a chance to finish the newest color challenge at Color Me Scrappy. It has taken me all week to complete this layout. It has been "one of those weeks". lol

Here is my layout for challenge #7: I wanted it to have a lot of layers and distressing and have some movement:

and a detail shot:

cs: Recollections; pp: Little Yellow Bicycle (splash), Echo Park, My Minds Eye, Grant Studios, American Crafts, AC Dear Lizzy; stickers: Basic Grey and Prima; embellies: LYB and The Twinery; paint

Here is the YUMMY color inspiration:

Thanks CMS for yet ANOTHER fantastic challenge!

I have some fantastic proud momma news!!!
My oldest dd, Kara, who is in the Navy called me early yesterday morning to tell me that she had just found out that she was going to receive an award along with 4 others from her ship. She received the Navy Achievement Medal, which is pretty darn amazing, especially someone who has only served for about 3 years. The other 4 who rec'd this are all "old-timers" (her words- especially since she is the youngest and only female in her rate on her ship).

(I copied and pasted the following from the link above- it's what she had to demonstrate to earn this medal)
Professional achievement that merit the NA must:

(a) Clearly exceed that which is normally required or expected, considering the individual's grade or rate, training, and experience, and
(b) Be an important contribution of benefit to the United States and the Naval Service.

Leadership Achievement that merit the NA must:
(a) Be noteworthy
(b) Be sustained so as to demonstrate a high state of development or, if for a specific achievement, be of such merit as to earn singular recognition for the act, and
(c) Reflect most creditably on the efforts of the individual toward the accomplishment of the unit mission.

I wish I could have flown across the country to give her a big hug and tell her in person how extremely proud of her I am!!!


  1. Wow, you have put in so much effort. The colors look great.
    I also love the story about your daughter.

  2. Again, an amazing layout - perfect colors. And congratulations to your daughter - so exciting!! thanks for playing along with CMS!

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous work! Love the accordion flower.
    Thank you for playing along with CMS!

  4. I just LOVE your style ... you're the master at using multiple patterns on a page!!!


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