Saturday, December 10, 2011

Just a quick card I threw together before we head out for the weekend. I only got 5 cards finished while on my little retreat with relatives, that I have to now get some done as quick as I can. I love the little images from the Lily of the Valley nativity set. I used some scraps from another card.....added ribbon, punched edges, flowers and of course stickles. The little charm has been in my stash forever as well as the roses. I also used a precious crocheted flower that my Indiana buddy made for me. Thanks so much April.


Stampin' Royalty-sketch

ABC Christmas- Yippy it is Christmas.

Creative Belli- Christmas or winter

Flutter By Wednesday- angel, butterfly or fairy

Penny's Paper-Craft- Merry Christmas

Whimsical Wednesdays Designs
- Christmas

Creative Card Crew-Tis the Season

Tuesday Throwdown
-Celebrate the season

Thank you for stopping by. God Bless!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ornament swap

Here are the ornaments I made for a little swap we are planning at our island get-away next week. I wish I could have got a better photo without all the glare and making the images look so washed out. Can hardly believe Barb will be here in 8 days!!!

I used a mini magnolia stamp I bought last year to use on my grand daughters gift box ornaments. I had these pictured so different in my mind so am a bit disappointed int the finished product. I hope the others will them in spite of how I feel. I used a quickutz die for the trees, handmade the little bench and colored the image using copics and colored pencils. I hadd liquid pearls for the snow in the trees and on the ground. Plut liquid applique on her coat for the furry effect. Then just had to add a little stickles here and there because have to have I through in some fake snow as the finishing touch before sealing them in the ball. On the back I stamped a verse about Christmas. You can see I embellished with paper roses, punched leaves, ribbon and of course more stickles. I can hardly wait to see what the other ladies have done for their ornaments!

Challenges I am entering:

Oldie But a Goodie-let it snow

Hooked on Crafts-punches

Kaboodle Doodles- Baby it is cold outside

Make it Monday-anythings goes

Paper Creations-Christmas

Pollycraft- Christmas fun

Stamping Scrapping-Christmas......stickles and possibly the stamped image came from your store

Stamps R Us- bling it on

Lollypop Crafts-anything goes

OSAAT- anything goes

The Crafty Pad-traditional Christmas colors

2 Sisters-Let it sparkle

Thank you all so much for stopping by. God bless you all!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas tag swap

In just two weeks from today, my sis-in-law is flying in from Oregon to spend a week with me! I can hardly wait. My niece and I are planning our annual trip to Ritter Island to make Christmas cards and gifts. Barb will fly in on a Wednesday and we will spend Thursday and Friday visiting my parents. Friday evening we will head to the island for a few days of playing. My niece and I are planning games and prizes and hopefuly lot of fun things for us to do while there. Another niece (and possibly her daughter) from Utah is planning on attending this little get away too. I can hardly wait. I have to return Barb to the airport on the following Wednesday. :-(

Anyway, to get to the

We have decided to do a couple swaps for when we get together. Last year several of us did a tag swap and it seemed to be a hit so are doing it again this year. Bev (my buddy in Ohio), my sis and her daughter, my niece and her sister are all involved in it this year. We are to make four tags for each person. These are the ones I have done. I sure hope they like them and will use them to label their gifts. I used the snowman nativity stamp set from TAC. I cut the little cards off my newest Cricut cartridge...... Life's a Party. Of course I had to add good ole stickles! lol

Four of us also chose to do a handmade ornament exchange again this year. So now I am off to get them started. Will post photos when I get mine done.

Am entering in a few challenges:

Oldie But a Goodie
-let is snow

Sassy Cheryl's- stump the boss and anything goes

Tip Top Tuesday- tags

Bows and Berries- tags

Stamps R Us- bling it on

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

card for my dearest sis!

I made this card for my favorite sister although she is really my sister in law! She is also one of the bestest friends I have ever had and she will never know how much she really means to me! I love you Barb!

Today is her birthday and I sure hope she got my card in time for her special day. I used my new Bildmalarna stamp. I also added a pretty crocheted flower a good friend made and sent to me a long time ago. Barb loves glitter and sparkle even more than I do so added lots of stickles. I pray her day was one of the best she has ever had! (it is for me as my brother is giving her a plane ticket to Idaho so she can spend a week here with me! I am so excited! She will be here the first week of December!)

The photo is not very good as it looks all washed out. I was in a hurry to get it mailed to her that I didn't check to see how the picture turned out.

Challenges I am entering:

Challenge up Your Life-color

Totally Paper Crafts- glitter

Hanna and Friends-glitter

Our Craft Lounge-colors

Paper Pretties- embellish it!

The Paper Shelter- anything goes

Thank you for stopping by. May God bless you all in a special way!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

30th Birthday card

My friend in Montana wants a card for her daughter-in-law's 30th birthday. I hope she likes this okay. She wanted it done in purples with pinks and blues. I chose the little images from Bildmalarnas because I think they are so cute. I used me new cricut cartridge "Billionaire" for the name and numbers. Added lots of stickles and Blingz to finish it off.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Boots-wings

Heart Song Inspirations- ribbon

Pile It On- fancy folds

Bows and Berries- glitter

One Stop Craft Challenge- easel card

The Paper Shelter- one for the girls

Victorine Stamps- easel

Stampin' for the Weekend- what a cutie!

My Sheri Crafts- sewing

Thank you so much for stopping by and God Bless!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Another simple card

Here is another simple card for my Montana friend.. I chose to use "Daisy" from Sugar Nelly. It was one of the first stamps I bought once I started making cards but have never used her. To me she is so perfect for "thinking of you". I hope this will be acceptable for what she wants.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Catz-sketch

Fab n' Funky- I used ribbon, stamped image and flowers for BINGO

One Stop Craft Challenge- girly

My Sheri Crafts- sewing

Sweet Stamping- flowers

Stamping for the Weekend- pink

Colour Create- pink, brown, cream and white

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless each of you!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

a simple "Thinking of You" card

Here is a simple card I made for the lady in Montana. She said she would like a few simple, smaller cards to send to her friends. I have a hard time making the smaller ones as I want to add just too many embellies and there is not quite the room. Plus she did want them a little plainer. Well, plain it what she gets with this one. lol Anyway, I used a stamp that I have had colored for quite awhile but did nothing with. The borders are from a MS punch. The paper is from a "My Minds Eye" pad that I have had for a long time too but never used. I hope she likes what I have done with this one. Now two more plain to go and then a fun one again! lol

Challenges I am entering:

Sunday Sketch and Stamp- sketch

Alphabet challenge- Q for quick and easy....boy was it ever. lol

Frosted Designs- punch

Card Making Mamas- punches

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thinking of You for Uncle Lew

My cousin called the other day to let me know that my uncle (Mom's only brother) had fallen and broke his hip. I have not seen him in several years as his daughters moved him away from this area to be closer to them. He is 92 now and lives in an assisted living home. I wanted to just let him know I was thinking and praying for a speedy recovery for him. He always loved fishing so I thought this little guy might give him a smile and maybe remind him of "the good ole days". He is my mothers only brother so the only blood uncle I had. (Dad had all sisters.) Uncle Lew has always had a special place in my heart. I really miss taking my mom to visit and then listening to them relive their childhood memories and talk about their parents. My sister and I used to just sit and listen and enjoy learning so much about their young years and the parents gramma and grampa were.

I really hate the plastic that the embellishments come on when the flash seems to catch them better than anything else about a card! lol The fly in the lower left corner is one my little nephew made for me to use on cards and layouts several years ago. He was just learning fly tying.

Challenges I am entering:

Willow Sketchie- sketch

Challenge up Your Life- something for a man

Creative Stamp Friends- something for a man

Crafty Boots- anything goes

Sweet Stamping-anything but a birthday

Thank you for stopping by. God bless!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

60th Anniversary card.

This is another custom order I have for that special lady in Montana. I was at a loss as to just what to make for a 6oth anniversary so sure hope she likes how the end product came out. I am pretty nervous on this one as it took me so long to come up with an idea and then try to execute this idea into reality, that I have no time to make another if this one is not ok. Oh the stress I put myself under instead of just playing and having fun! lol Anyway, I just made a simple step card but added "braces" to the bottom so it won't "step out" too far. lol I used the cricut to cut out the names and the 60. For "Love", I had to dig out the old sizzlet dies. A couple MS butterfly punches and some flowers finished it off. Well, actually lots and lots of stickles finished it off. lol I do hope the lady who ordered this and the couple who may receive it, are blessed by it.

Challenges I am entering:

Order of the Opus Gluei- roses or rosettes

Sparkles Forum- punches

Little Claires- wedding / anniversary

One Stop Craft Challenge
- anything but square

Totally Gorjuss-As you like it

Scrappy Frogs- bling

Paper Creations Ink- flowers

Sarah Hurley- bling and sparkle

The Paper Shelter
- dies

Jellypark Friends-get punchy

Hooked on Crafts-wings

KB Cute-butterflies

Thank each and everyone for stopping by. May God always bless you!

Monday, August 15, 2011

My nephew's birthday is next week and I wanted to make him a special card. When I was going thru all my stamps and saw this little fellow I wanted to use it for him.

Both stamps are from Penny Black. The pp came from a pack that someone gave me several years ago. The button paws are many years old as I think they were from when my girls were little and I made different hair clips for about digging deep into stash! lol

Challenges I am entering:

2 Sisters- sketch

Raise the Bar- dog days of summer (must have a doggy)

Bunny Zoe's- easel card

Cards for Men- anything goes

Paper Playtime-anything goes

The Pink Elephant-stitching

Here Come the Boys

Sparkles Forum-one for the boys

Stamptacular Sundays

Thanks so much for stopping by and even more if you leave a comment! God Bless!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

another Birthday card

This is another case of my mind deceiving my hands....convincing them that this will work out and be wonderful. lol When I bought this stamp, I wanted to make a card for a dear friend, but now not too sure I will send it to her. She raises cows as pets.....having them all named and everything. lol In my mind I thought the bright pink and black would be just perfect for this image after I got it colored. Seems I would learn not to listen to what I tell myself because things never turn out how I plan them. lol Anyway, here it is in all it's gaudiness. lol

challenges I dare to enter are:

Fairy Fun Fridays- sketch

Craft Your Days Away- Birthday

Anything Goes- Birthday

Card Making Mamas-Birthday

The Crafty Pad
- cute and girly (not too sure about the cute part tho! lol)

One Stitch at a Time-anything goes

Frosted Designs Fabulous Fridays- animals

Jellypark-favorite stickles and also sewing

Pattie's Creations-animals or insects

Sew Many Cards-3 or more brads- used them for the center of the flowers

Sweet Stampin- down on the farm

Designed 2 Delight
- pink and black

Thank you all so much for stopping by. God bless you always!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

last birthday card for custom order

Here is the last of the birthday cards my new friend from Montana. I used my new little clown stamp and added lots of stickles. I dug out the old quickutz dies for the greenery and an old sizzix die for the tag. Used scraps from my parents anni card.
Sure hopes she likes all three!


ICP- sketch.........chose you own and I used #79

Aud Sentiments- at least two words

One Stitch at a Time- anything goes

Cupcake Inspirations- colors from picture.......loved this challenge

Paper Creator's Crafts- Special occasions

Art Impressions- something from you stash

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Friday, July 8, 2011

My parents anniversary card

My parents celebrated 48 years together on the 6th. I made them this card and used the new Lily of the Valley image because her holding his hand really touched me. It just reminded me of the gentle love these two people have for each other. I hope some day my children will look at Jon and I with the same awe I have for my parents. I used some paper from a kit that I had forgot I even had. I also use the larger roses that I have always shied away from thinking they were too large for cards. The little heart charm was one of the first charms I bought way back when. Of course I had to use stickles on the flowers as well on the 48th. It looks a lot better in person than in these pictures.

Challenges I am entering

Creatalicious- sketch

Art Impressions- something from stash

Charisma Cards

OLLCB- flowers

Sentimental Sundays
-anything goes

Ellphantastic- Celebrations

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Another little Birthday card

Here is another little birthday card I made for my friend to approve (or not..... lol) before purchasing. I just love the little "My Favorite Things" stamps. Two of my bestest scrapping buddies also made cards off this sketch. Thanks girls for playing with me! I colored her with copics, pearl chalks and colored pencils. As you can see, I had to add stickles too!

Challenges I am entering:

A Gem of a Challegne- sketch

Crafty Catz-colors of summer.....I think pinks and greens are very summery

4 Crafty Chicks- sewing

AiFactory- favorite embellishments- love stickles and also flowers and sewing.

Just for Fun- anything goes

Pals Paper Arts- favorite technique.... love sewing and coloring with pearl chalks

Crafts and Me- Birthday

My Mum's Craft Shop- something old- my stamp and something new- papers

The Paper Shelter- anything goes

Oldie but a Goodie- anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A little Birthday greeting

My new friend in Montana that bought my first card ever, has ordered a few more for Birthdays. So I am throwing some together for her to choose from. Here is the first one. I used this little cutie from Whipper Snapper. What better way to spend a warm summer day than taking your kitty for a stroll! lol I love their stamps. I first found the sketch I wanted to use and then got busy. I am loving the stamp set I bought last month of tickets. As you can see I added stickles to the flowers and the ticket and even to the background paper on the front. Gotta love the bling! lol Since easel cards are her favorite, I made this one as an easel.

Thanks for stopping bye and God bless you always!

Challenges I am entering:

Hanna and Friends- sketch

Stamp and Create-summer

Ruby's Rainbow-flowers

Crafty Creations-let it shine....anything sparkly

Mark's Finest Papers- sparkle

Creative Belli- the letter "G" girl, glitter

Stamping for the Weekend- your favorite things.......cute stamps, glitter, sewing and card making and entering challenges lol

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Another "Friend" card

I have really enjoyed my evenings this week since hubby is visiting his mother in California and am actually getting some craft time in. Yesterday, an old friend stopped by on her way thru Idaho from Arizona. We met for lunch and just visited for a couple hours. It was so good to see her again. It amazes me how God can bring someone into your life and even tho you do not get to see each other or do not really correspond much, the love you share as friends remains forever. I do not think her and I have even emailed each other for almost a year.....never talk on the phone.....well do not really communicate at all until we can meet up. And once we meet up, it is like we were still neighbors..... like so many years ago. I do thank the Lord for the awesome friends he has given me.

Anyway, Just thinking about friends and how much each one means to me, I made this card for a very special lady in my life. I hope she likes it when she receives it. I used one of my newest Mag stamps. I love the color combination of pink and green so went with it. lol You can see I added lots of bling! I sprayed the flowers with Glimmer mist and added stickles to the leaves. I did use a paper doily to follow the sketch but it seems to be lost in the midst of all the flowers. This is the first time I have used my old but never been used MS butterfly punches. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Challenges I am entering:

Stamp With Fun- sketch

Sweet Stampin'- something stamped and something with wings

Stampavie and More- butterflies

Deep Ocean-flowers

CES - sparkly flowers

Simply Create- come fly with us- something with wings

Crafts 4 Eternity- "R" embellishments.....roses and ribbon

Cute Stampers- flowers

One Stitch at a Time- wings

Ribbon Carousel- colored image and ribbon

Whoopsi Daisy- pile on the flowers

Hooked on Crafts- anything goes

God bless you all!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Friend card

I can't believe what a roll I am on the last couple days! lol I needed to step away from all the guy cards and make at least one girly one. Then it will be on to more boy cards that I have to get done. I love my new Bildmalarna stamp and had to use her right away. I have never used the pearl swirl stickers before so that was a bit stressing for me. I pictured this card covered in flowers before I started with it. Of course my mind always lies to me about what the finished product will look like. lol Anyway, it is what it is and now I am off to another grandson ballgame. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bildmalarna- must use a Bildmalarna stamp on it

CLP- sketch

Bearly Mine- anything goes

Shelly's Images- anything goes

Paper cupcakes-There's Magic in the Air - choose two off the list.......I chose pearls and ribbon

Simon Says- distressed edges

The Poodles Parlour-anything goes

Crafty Sentiments-sparkle

Paper Sundaes-girly girl

Everybody Art- distressing

God bless each and everyone!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thinking of you card for my brother

My brother is having surgery tomorrow and I wanted to let him know he is in my thoughts and prayers so I hurriedly threw this card together with the scraps from my Father's Day card. I used another of my new wilderness stamps because my brother loves wildlife and watches the deer everyday on his property. The true colors are kind of faded with the flash....especially on the one deer. I hope this will bring him a bit of cheer when he gets home from the hospital.

Challenges I am entering:

Willow Sketchie

Crazy 4 Challenges- masculine

Secret Crafter Saturday- male

Papertake Weekly- anything goes

Fab'n'Funky- male

The Paper Variety- special guy

Crafts and Me- use a stamped image

Sassy Studio Designs- stitching

Frosted Designs-

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Father's Day card for my Pop

Well, it is that time of year when we get the perfect chance to let our dads know just how much they mean to us. I chose the deer stamp as my pop loves hunting and wildlife and all the other junk that goes with being a guy. lol Although is does not show in these pictures, I inked the background behind the deer so there is a sky with clouds and then shrub like coloring on the bottom. I chose to make a step card just because it has been awhile since I have made one and also because I think he will enjoy setting it up for awhile.I chose the verse because I do believe one of the things I am most thankful to God for is the capacity to love. I am also most thankful to pop because even tho he did not "father" me, he loved me and raised me as his own. I hope he has one awesome Father's Day because if there ever was a dad that deserved the best, it is my pop!

Challenges I am entering are:

Paper Play- Father's Day/ Male

Tuesday Throwdown- Animal

Cupcake Craft- things with tails

One Stop Craft Challenge- Father's Day

My Time To Craft- wildlife

Ladybug Crafts Ink- all about males

Sisterhood of Crafters- celebrating Dad

Craft Us Crazy- Father's day or masculine

Delightful - Father's day

Fussy and Fancy- man or boy

Creative Inspirations- Father's Day

C.R.A.F.T.-Father's Day

Alphabet Challenge- F is for Father

Thank you so much for stopping bye. God bless each of you!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My first custom order card!

This is my first custom order card and I must say I am more than a tad nervous. I have never sold a card before and am hoping the lady will like this one just fine. It is for her son who is into guitars and music so this is what I came up with. I used the darling little Hanglar stamp.....just love their stamps. The music paper was some I just recently purchased for no particular reason at the time. lol I dug out the old old Sizzix Fun Serif numbers and Sizzix music note dies that I do not think have been out of their box in years. Was good to go back and use some of my old things. The name and Happy Birthday were cut from my expression. With three charms and some stickles, I finished it up. I will email her photos for her approval and hopefully it will be off to Montana! lol

Challenge I am entering.....beside the one of making my first sale! lol

Sweet Sketch Wednesday- I searched and searched for just the right sketch and finally came across this one! I think it was perfect for this card.

Creative Card Crew-anything goes

Crafting For All Seasons- anything goes

The House That Stamps Built
- stitching

Wags 'n Whiskers-stitching

Truly Scrumptious- anything goes

The Paper Shelter- anything goes

Aud Sentiments- sentiment and card for a male

Craft You Passion
-let it all hang out....something hanging over the edge

Thanks for stopping by and may God always bless each one!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My brother's birthday card

I am finally finished with a well overdue birthday card. I made this for my brother for his birthday. Didn't start out as an easel card....only ended that way because after I got the front all decorated, I realized the card would open from the top. lol So after quickly cutting off at the fold, it soon became and easel card. I was telling my sil about how dumb I was and she said that was a good thing as easel cards are my brother's favorite. So with that being said, I hope he will forgive me for being so slow and hope he likes this little fisherman!

I used the cute little Hanglar fisherman as fishing is one of my brother's favorite pastimes. I also tried my hand at quilling again making the cattails on the bottom part of the card. I dug thru my old old stash of stickers and found the campfire one and decided to use it. I used chestnut roan ink to distress all the edges. Would have used my Tim Holtz distressing tool too but seamed to have misplaced it once again! lol And of course, I just had to use stickles! lol

Creative Belli- sewing

Little Miss Muffet- sewing

Card Making Mamas- embellish it

Samuel Taylors Crafts-distressing

Your Next Stamp
- stitching

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bible Box

In 1983 I rededicated my life back to Christ. My mom was really happy with that fact and to show her support, for Christmas that year I unwrapped her old Bible! I was in shock. Tho I had never mentioned to her how much I loved that Bible, she must have known what a perfect gift it was. I sat and cried as she just sat and smiled. Many times in my life I have cradled this Bible and grew strength it the words written. I will cherish it for the rest of my life. I believe it is the best present she has ever given me other than the gift of being my mom. The bookmark was handmade by one of my favorite nieces!

Now to how the box came about. I purchased it while on a shopping journey with my niece in the hopes of making a cricut cartridge box for when I travel. When I finished decorating the top I just had to share with my friend Bev. Bev immediately said it looked more like a box to store a Bible in than cartridges. I just kind of laughed and thought that I was going to proceed with finishing the inside to accommodate the cartridges. A couple days ago, while playing on eBay, I ended up purchasing a Gypsy. Well, with a Gypsy, I have no need for a box. lol I immediately placed my precious Bible in said box and am happy with that now! I do think I may line the inside with velvet to help protect the Bible more. It has now gone from an ordinary wooden box into a very special "treasure " chest full of hope! I antiqued it all with ink and then sprayed the entire top with Glimmer Mist. I added extra bling to the flowers by using Shimmerz. I also added glitter to one of the butterflies and embossing powder to the other. Anyone that knows me knows I love bling on my projects!

I thank you all for stopping by. I pray God will bless each on in a very special way!

The top photo shows the colors a little more true. They look a little muted on this next photo.

I hope to line the inside with velvet and padding in order to more protect the Bible.

Challenges I am entering are:

Stamping Sisters in Christ- something you treasure

Whoopsi Daisy- flowers

Stamp Something- cream and green

Papertake Weekly- 3 of something....I used 3 patterned papers

Stamping Bees- bling

Delightful challenges- butterflies

Cupcake Craft- up in the air.....hope the butterflies make my box eligible

Art Impressions- Embossing

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Purple Thank You

In Biddy Buddies this month the challenge is to make a Thank You card and use purple. My sil chose this challenge because purple is her favorite color and she is full of thanks. lol I am going to send it to her at the end of the month so I used tons and tons of stickles. I think one thing she likes more than purple is glitter! lol I am very thankful for her in my life so hope she likes this card when she gets it. I used one of my new Bildmalarna stamp. I love this set of stamps! I used my Tim H distresser on the edges and then inked them all and added a little bling. I also sewed around the different papers.


Stamp with Fun- sketch

Whoopsi Daisy-Cute......think this stamp is about toooo cute! lol

Wild Orchid- anything goes

Crazy 4 Challenges-Flowers

Lexi's- flowers

Stamp Something- flowers

Stampin' B's- flowers

Simply Create- flowers

Sweet Stampin- girly

CCEE- distress

Anything Goes
- distress

Stamps R Us- girl

Thank you so much for stopping by,

hugs and God bless!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Card for Luke!

Lacey from Stamp and Create is having a card drive and fund raisers to help a little boy named Luke. You can read more about him on her blog, so please go visit her blog as well as her store! I was really touched by his story and wanted to make a card for him. I am challenging everyone who reads this to make him a card also! I just spent the last week at my little get away island and this was the very first project on my list. I chose to make an easel card thinking Luke may like it standing. I chose the scripture as that seems to be one of many that the family is drawing strength from as they lean totally on God to see them thru this ordeal. I hope you will add Luke and his family to your prayers.

I am entering lots of challenges in hopes of spreading Lukes' story:

Pile it On- childhood praying all Lukes dreams of playing and living a normal life will come true!

Paper Play- sentiments

Paper Crafting Journey- anything goes

Whoopsie Daisy- for someone special

Paper Variety
- sewing

DYSU- anything goes

Aly's Sunday-get well or support.

Pixie Dust- vacation- summer fun- riding a bike is definitely summer fun for my kids

Incy Wincy-punches or die cuts

ResQ- Boxes-squares or rectangles

Guylou's- anything goes

Stamp Scrap and Doodle- easel card

Prairie Fairy Fridays- inspired by a song- Jesus Loves Me

Delightful- use your scraps. The plaid was left over some other project .

The Rubber Cafe- fun folds

Creative Stamp Friends
- checked

Party Time Tuesdays- anything goes

Tuesday Throwdown
- 3-D

Well, I have spent the last several hours searching blogs for this card. I would like to get Luke's story out more so if anyone sees any other challenges it might qualify for, please let me know. Thank you all for stopping by and may God richly bless you all.
Hugs, Diana

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine for my parents

I found the sketch from Beary Scrap and knew I wanted to use it for the little card for my mom and pop. I used the new mini magnolia I just got and colored her with copics, chalks and pencils. As you can see I just had to add stickles as always! lol This is a very simple card but I think they will appreciate the thought and love behind it. I tried to get a good photo but the colors just kept looking washed out.

Challenges I am entering are:

Beary Scrap- sketch

Crafty Cardmakers-hearts

Crazy Challenge- lots of love

Cupcake Crafts- seeing red

Incy Wincy- love

Stampin for the Weekend-Valentine

Stamp It Crazy-Valentine

Allsorts- Love

Magnolia Down Unde

Crazy 4 Challenges- Valentine

Creative Card Crew- for a loved one

Spoon Full of Sugar
- love

Really Reasonable Ribbons- Pink. Red and White

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Hugs and God Bless.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Get Well Card

In Biddy Buddies this month, our challenge is to make a "get well" creation and must use brown and pink somewhere on it. I chose this darling little Lily of the Valley image because I thought she was too cute. And more importantly, I had colored her some time ago so didn't have to spend time with that today. lol

Last week as I was searching blogs for challenges, I found a fun one from Crafty Cardmakers. They are challenging us to show our latest creation as well as one of our first ones. I figured I would just post the first one I ever made when I started blogging. But, just this moment, as I retrieved it, I found it kind of humorous that is was also a get well card. I do think I have improved a bit from the simple card it was. Thank goodness for stickles and inks and flourishes and the awesome talented bloggers I have learned from! So here it is as lame as it was! lol

Challenges I am entering the pink card in are:

Crafty Cardmakers- actually both cards are for this challenge lol

The Sweet Stop-sketch....turned sideways

Craft Your Days Away-anything goes

Fab 'n' Funky
- anything goes

Pile It On- cute children

Cards and More

Craft Your Passion-anything goes

Cute Card Thursday- out with the old....everything I used on this card (minus the flourishes cut with my new cricit) is at least a year old. I am still trying to use my old stash most the time.

Paper Cutz- metal.....little heart charm

Papertake Weekly
-anything goes with optional lace....hope the paper lace border from MS will work.

Phindy's Place-distressing

Secret Crafter Saturday

Stamp Insanity- metal

Stamping Scrapping- flower power...I used prima mini roses and stickles. Even added a little Scent My Card on the flowers.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Hugs and God bless you all.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A very special Thank You

The challenge for December in Biddy Buddies was to make a thank you card for someone in the service. I chose to make mine for one of my nephews that is currently serving in the army. I am just a little excited to be getting back into scrapping some and back to getting inspired by awesome blog challenges! I also am breaking in my new Cricut Expression with this being the first creation with it.

And a few of the awesome challenges are:

Critter Sketch- sketch

Papertake Weekly- anything goes

Allsorts- Thank You

CES- anything goes

Totally Gorjuss
- for someone special

Catch the Bug
- anything goes

Creative Craft World- anything goes

Southern Girls-anything goes

Creative Cowgirls- something new...... Cricut

Creative Inspirations- something new

Quirky- also something new

Craft Your Days Away
-Punch it out (or die cuts.....I used nesties)

Tip Top Tuesday- altered tins or something metal (thanks Leanne!)

Thank you for stopping by and I pray God will richly bless 2011 for each and everyone.