Sweet Finds

Three posts in two days... something must be wrong with me! Don't worry I'll keep this post short. I'm pretty excited to share this House Mouse Halloween card because it's one of my favorites and I'm sending it to my parents... my mom always enjoys the cards I send her that have a House Mouse image.

Sweet Finds

I'm adding this card to the House Mouse & Friends Challenge. Challenge #106 is a color challenge, create a project using Black, Orange, Yellow & Green. For this card I used the image Sweet Finds, which was colored using Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamsol. The layout is an older sketch challenge (#127) from The Sweet Stop.

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi
Stamps: Sweet Finds (House Mouse/Stampabilities), Trick or Treat (Halloween Hijinx/Inky Antics) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Raven (Bazzill), Yam (Bazzill), Halloween Designer (The Paper Studio) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Copic Sketch Markers, Black Brads (Close to My Heart), Black Plaid Ribbon, Nestabilities Oval & Oval Scalloped Dies, Diamond Stickles (Ranger) ~ Card Size: 5x5

A little of this and that...

It's been awhile since I posted anything creative... October has been a busy month for me (if you don't want to read about it skip the following and scroll down to the card)... lol

My ladies motorcycle group held our annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ride (previous post) which was a huge success and it's also time for our group to nominate officers for next year, which I volunteered to Chair that committee. With the preparations and emails most of my free time is stretched thin.

Riley and Austin are on a two week Fall Break, we've had plenty of appointments (sport physicals, flu shots, doctor and hair appointments ...etc) and in-between all that one of them usually has a friend over. This coming week they're going to go spend time with my parents in Cheyenne, a much needed break before going back to school.

My sister and I have are still doing our morning walks (usually it's about 3.5 - 5 miles) which I enjoy but once the weather gets colder I may have to start using the treadmill. Why am I telling you about this??? Well I recently purchased a Nike+ Sensor, which is fabulous and I have no idea what took me so long to get one. I think I'm getting addicted to using it (or exercising)! I'm not sure if my sister likes me having it because every so often I yell out "pick up your pace" but I'm sure she likes the added miles that I push her. If you're a runner or walker I would totally recommend that you get one... here's a short video about it.

Somehow along the way I developed Tendonitis in my right elbow and I'm having muscle spasms in my back. After applying many ice packs, taking anti inflammatory meds, I couldn't take the pain anymore and finally had Cortisone injections and it seemed to relieve some of the pain in my elbow for about three weeks (no relief for my back), now that the pain is back I have to wear a crazy strap brace thingy around my arm. I'm going to quit the anti inflammatory meds (Celebrex) and change my diet to help control inflammation, I'm sure my doctor is going to love me telling him that!

With Breaking Dawn being released next month today I started reading the Twilight series once again (something I always do before seeing the movie). Turned on my Kindle and had a critical battery message, thank goodness I also have them all in print!

Okay onto the card...

Kitty in Disguise

Last month I was determined to make a bunch of Halloween cards. I didn't get as many made as I would have liked... just enough to send to family. I'll have a couple more to share in the next few days and then I'll move onto Thanksgiving.

For this card I used the image Kitty in Disguise, the cute kitty is also available in Inky Antics Halloween Hijinx Clear Set. The image was really quick to color, for the kitty I used Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol and Copic Sketch Markers for the shading around the image... easy peasy! Not sure if you can tell from the photo but the spider web in the upper corner is very glittery.

I better get back to stamping, thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Stamps: Kitty in Disguise(also available in Halloween Hijinx Clear Set (Inky Antics)) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Neenah), Raven (Bazzill) For Get Me Not (Bazzill), Haunted Hallows (Teresa Collins) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Copic Sketch Markers, Nestabilities Oval & Scalloped Oval Dies, Spider Web Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Glittery Spider Web (Recollections) ~ Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

Save the Twins

On the first of October the Mountain Shadow Riders held our 11th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Ride "Save the Twins". It was a huge success, so much so that we were able to break our previous year record of $14K. This year we raised a total of $22,500... not too bad for a bunch of women who ride motorcycles! 100% of the amount raised will be donated to our local affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

We couldn't ask for better weather, upper 80's and I'm so glad the weather held out because the following weekend we had our first snowfall. We had over 600 participants and one of those participants was Cris Baldwin, the President of Women on Wheels, Cris and her husband rode their motorcycle from Missouri just to be with us for our big event.

Thanks to the MSR gals and guys for making this year’s ride a huge success and a huge thank you to all our sponsors and to those that came out to support us, we couldn't have done it without you... Colorado bikers are the BEST.

We made the evening news, a really short segment... you can watch it here on KRDO. If you would like to see more pictures from the ride, you can find them in my MSR BCA Ride-October 2011 Flickr album.

Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi