Friday, December 24, 2010

Phridays are Phindy"s

Hi there
This is Phindy's last challenge for 2010 - we will be returning Jan 7th, 2011 with some new changes to the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog This challenge is to use your scraps (a fav challenge for me) and give thanks...

So using one of my favorite winter cuties from Phindy
I would like to thank each of you that so faithfully follow our Challenges each week

This is my last post until next week coming and won't be making cards until next week...ready for a break and
Bring on those Grankids (-:

Merry Christmas everyone!! Remember...
JESUS is the Reason
ps no laptop at home, have auto posted this one from work, so wont be able to come around and visit until I return to work next week

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesdays are for Heartfelt Creations!!

hi there
Since having computer problems, I'm setting this for autopost on Wednesday the 22nd! I'm scrambling to be ready for this wonderful weekend celebrating our Lord's birth!
My oldest is coming from North will have my whole family together for Christmas..
a real blessing!

my card's for today are both CAS...needed some for a few people that I had forgotten ...and the postage is cheap for these too!

the foil card I've done before but used different colors
~ tip~
adhere your foil to scrap cs, makes it easier to run through cuttlebug
Now pop over and see what the Heartfelt Creations Design Team members have done for today...those ladies are absolutely the best!!!

have a blessed day and hope you are ready to celebrate and if stress - it will all work out (-:

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Monday, December 20, 2010

my final round of cardmaking!!

whew! crazy busy weekend...same for all of us I'm sure (-:

into Cardinals this year but running out of time, thought I'd show you what I've decided to finish up my cards...good ole cardinal from an old Stampin Up set and then used label sentiment from GKD...
using up my foil sheets I've already embossed and my dp scraps...

back to work!
hope I get to the toy store tonight...still havent shopped and want to knock it out tonight!
just think,,,all the rush will be over in just a few more days...cant wait for family to arrive (-:

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

the Grinch Game

Pop over and play -
OBJECT: To help locate and capture the Grinch and recover all stolen property from Laura Lou Who. REWARD: SLEIGH FULL OF BLOG CANDY (minus the sleigh) (minimum prize value $100.00)

Love Creative Clear Stamps - you won't be disappointed !! and YOU DONT HAVE TO MAKE A CARD TO ENTER...wooooo hooooooooooooooooooo

big smile since I'm so behind LOL

Friday, December 17, 2010

Phridays are Phindy's

hi there - so sorry for late post - having to do this at work and this is first available moment I've had....

this week's challenge at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog is is to create a card or other papercrafting project with animals so we are calling it All Creatures Great and Small.
this is my guilty conscious breaking into the Dove chocolate - just couldnt resist!

PS am going home with another loaner computer for the weekend!  so will autopost all I can

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday Heartfelt Creations

so sorry!  but my personal computer has DIED!
it belongs to the company I work for and they dont plan to replace it until after the first of the year
big bummer!! it has had it's problems this year (-:

soooooo, looks like my lunch hour will be spent blogging - that ought to help me cutback on eating LOL
but really ...right now at Christmas!!!....big sigh

so here is my very late Wednesday post - that's going to be another problem - getting my posts done from work...oh well - it will work itself out...knowing they will get me a new one sometime in January says for me to save my dollars and not rush out and buy a new laptop (but sooooo tempted)

HCPC 3316 Poinsettias Petals PreCut Set
HCPC 3349 “Merry Christmas” sentiment
Zip Dry Paper Glue

White cardstock base for 4.25 x 5.5 card with red mat.
Embossed snow flake folder onto white glossy cs, matted with dark green cs.
Adhered ribbon and matted sentiment – then adhered to card
Flower is made using the Poinsettia Petals smaller petals and scrap cs, leaves are also from scrap dark green cs. Petals and leaves are adhered to small base circle.
Added red pearl center and gold stickles.
Flower was made and adhered with Zip Dry Paper Glue

HCPC 3336 Ornament Medallion PreCut Set
HCD 705 Ornament Die Cut
HCPC 3351 Cardinal wit Holly Berries PreCut Set (sentiment)
Zip Dry Paper Glue

White cardstock base for 4.25 x 5.5 card – matted with red cs
Adhered foil to scrap cs and dry embossed with snowflake embossing folder.
Added red ribbon with bow.
Stamped sentiment using red ink and matted to red cs and adhered to corner of card.
Using foil adhered to scrap cs, stamped ornament using Red Stazon and then die cut.
Matted onto red cs and hand cut with scissors. Added silver ribbon and pop dots to raise ornament.
\Assembled card as shown using Zip Dry Paper Glue.

bummer, now how am I going to get my challenge cards posted? wont be at my computer tomorrow
grrrrrrrrrr...with a smile...have my cards ready for Joan's and MFP!
oh well....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

missing you

hi there - whew! no time for much card making - this is a card using image from Heartfelt Creations
Have a couple cards to be assembled for some challenges - hope I get to them tonight.....
I'm already at work and now need to "get to work"  LOL

Have a blessed day,

HCPC 3354 Classic Message PreCut Set
HCPC 3355 Scenic Combo PreCut Set

Base cs is Not Quite Navy
Matted with designer paper from My Mind’s Eye.

Cut white cardstock to stamp image using Black Memento. Colored with E7, 8, 9, 18, T2, 3, G21, 24, Y02, B24, BG01 and 24. Stamped sentiment using Memento Potters Clay and lightly sponged while still in die. Punch two small holes on either side and ran ribbon.

Applied image to stash dp mat and added sentiment, wrapping ribbon ends to back of mat. Applied to card.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Phri-days are Phindy's !

hi there - thanks for stoppin in...
love this scene although dont want to see any snow anytime soon!

this is Phindy's image "Winter Walk"...cant wait to use it again and again

used a ton of "blues" and my snowflakes - colored with Copics
added the LOVE ticket...
also added glitter to the white embossed snow - its so sparkly IRL (-:

have an awesome day!!!
entered this card in the following challenges
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winners of Joan's 25th Challenge

well I gave it my best shot and bummer - didnt win (-:  BUT doing the happy dance for these lucky ladies.

The winners from the Design Team Blogs are:

from Glenda's blog the winner is #38  - Donna – won the Webster Products package
from Darlene's blog the winner is #16 -Holly - won the Cuttlebug Products
from Geri 's blog the winner is #46 -Vicky - won the Anna Griffin Products

and the GRAND PRIZE winner is Linda Weber!!!

All winners please contact Joan at: within four days with your address so she can send you your winning packages!

Congrats ladies, we know you all are thrilled (-:
and thanks to everyone for playing along!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

my last entry for Joan's 25th Challenge

whew! just got home from work and want to post my last entry for    Joan's Garden's 25th Challenge before I leave for prayer service at church...

Don't forget, you still have tonight to enter this MOST AWESOME Challenge! There are going to be 4 happy stampers on Friday - wishing everyone the best of luck and hoping I'm one of those 4 too!

ok, now I'm out of here (-:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Joan's challenge with Heartfelt Creations

this was the second card that I had to remove from the below post and make a post of its own so I can enter it also in   Joan's Garden's 25th Challenge

made the smaller size flower on this standard size card...

Heartfelt Creations

hi there,
sorry have been MIA - just havent been able to post or finish my cards I was working on these past few days...missed submitting these for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team blog for Wednesday - but did get them done tonight and will enter them in the challenge over at Joan's Garden's 25th Challenge
This has been a challenging past week but thankful that the Lord knows all and has it all under control and in His know...every single day is a blessing ...regardless of what the day holds...just knowing that I can talk to and hold my loved ones is a blessing.

Both of these are standard size cards

have one more to complete (-: and will post tomorrow ...I hope!!
wishing you a blessed day,

oops, had to remove the second card and post it again on its own in order to enter Joan's Challenge

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Heartfelt Creations has so generously donated the grand prize for this week's Joan's Garden's 25th Challenge . This prize package includes 14 stamp sets and 3 Heartfelt Creations matching Dies with a value of over $286. In addition to this fabulous grand prize, there will also be additional prize packages from Joan's Garden's to give you 3 additional chances to win.

have a funeral today to celebrate the life of a dear brother in Christ and then our ladies Christmas fellowship is tonight at my house home late again last night so no time to post a card for today

just wanted to remind everyone about the awesome prizes over at Joan's Challenge this week - I WILL be doing a card Sunday to enter it myself (-:

Friday, December 3, 2010

Phridays are Phindy's - use a freebie!

hi there!
This week we are asking you to be frugal and use a freebie. Phindy is very generous with her freebies and there have been many lovely freebies offered at different times over at Papercraftplanet - why not check it out and see what is on there at the moment? Of course your freebie doesn't have to be your Phindy image, as long as you combine any Phindy's Place image with something then you can enter your card - maybe a free downloaded paper, a free sentiment or a freebie that came with a crafting magazine perhaps? Just be sure to use a Phindy's Place image on your creation...

I used the Phindy Phreebie - Beary Beautiful!
so sorry for short post - home very late last night and back to work early this am - gotta pay the bills (-:
..never did get that anonymous million bucks in the mail  LOL

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Joan's Garden 25th Challenge and First Blog Hop with chance to win over $286

WOOOO HOOOOO!!! It's here...TODAY is the DAY!
This is a LONG post....but so worth it!!! so let's start right out with the grand prize...

EXCITING NEWS! Christmas is coming early for someone and it could be YOU! This week you have the chance to win an AMAZING PRIZE PACKAGE you won't want to miss out on. Heartfelt Creations has so generously donated the grand prize for this week's Joan's Garden's 25th Challenge . This prize package includes 14 stamp sets and 3 Heartfelt Creations matching Dies with a value of over $286. In addition to this fabulous grand prize, there will also be additional prize packages from Joan's Garden's to give you 3 additional chances to win.

You will have until next Thursday morning (December 9) 6:00 AM EST to link your card/project. There are only two requirements for this week's challenge:

  • Create a card/project using ONLY Heartfelt Creations stamps (any HFC stamps and matching dies are acceptable) Do not use any other brand stamps. You may use any card stock, design paper and embellishments you want.
  • You must be subscribed to Joan's Gardens blog so you receive all updates about challenges and sales. This is an easy one, isn't it.
The winner for the grand prize package from Heartfelt Creations will be chosen from a Random drawing and will be announced Friday morning (December 10). This person will also be entered in the End of the Year drawing for a $100 gift certificate from Joan's Gardens. You may enter this challenge more than once, but each card/project must be made with only Heartfelt Creations stamps.
and there's more........
In addition to this fabulous grand prize, there will also be additional prize packages from Joan's Garden's to give you 3 additional chances to win.
Three more chances to win another a great prize! This week Selma and Joan have invited 10 guest designers to participate in a Blog Hop featuring Heartfelt Creations stamps. You won't want to miss all the inspiration in the beautiful cards created by these designers. While visiting each of these blogs, you have a chance to win another great prize from Joan's Gardens. In order to be eligible for one of these three prize packages, you need to leave a comment on each blog in this Hop. Out of the twelve blogs, there are three "mystery" blogs, each with a prize package from Joan's Gardens. For a chance to win, be sure to leave a comment on all twelve blogs.





Patti G.


Patti N.


Linda - that would be me!




Here are my cards for this hop - have put the products used under each picture to help you order (-:
I LOVE the petal diecuts and stamps - these are incredible and use up so much of my scrap cardstock!! and you can make them in all different sizes - they are quick, easy and make a stunning card....then again - this is the formula for all of their stamps - these cards look hard but are so incredibly easy.....


did 2 pics so you could see the butterfly die cut better
HCPC 3317 Open Petals PreCut Set
HCD 704 Perfect PEtals Diecuts
HCPC 3306 Posy Patch Garden Delights PreCut Set (butterfly)
HCD 702 Butterfly Diecut

HCPC 3312 Uplifting Scriptures PreCut Set
Window Frame DieCut

HCPC 3312 Uplighting Scriptures PreCut Set
HCPC 3317 Open Petals PreCut Set
HCD 704 Perfect Petals Die Cuts
Window Frame Die Cut

HCPC 3317 Open Petals PreCut Set
HCD 704 Perfect Petals Die Cuts (includes corner fluorish)
small flower center:
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 701 Posy Patch Diecuts
HCPC 3351 Cardinal with Holly Berries PreCut Set (sentiment)

HCPC 3306 Posy Patch Garden Delights PreCut Set

whew! done - reminder:  The HFC prize has 14 stamps and 3 dies in it with a value of over $286. One of Joan's prizes is all Anne Griffin products, the other is mainly Cuttlebug products and the last one is mostly Webster Pages products.

Enjoy the hop - and enjoy creating your entry to the challenge....
dont hesitate to email me if you have any questions on these cards
~ told ya this was going to be awesome LOL ~
one or more of these cards is entered in the following challenges!!  red & green patchwork paper piecing diecut & punches anything goes anything goes embellish it holiday card

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday is Heartfelt Creations!

hi there,
love Wednesday's..get to pop over and see what the Heartfelt Creations Design Team members have done for today...
Heartfelt's new release was a big hit - so glad so many enjoyed our blog last week. Lovin that new window frame die
Thank you for the emails on this card. I decided to use it in my post today (-:. The details are over at the DT blog.

and here are two cards posted today on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Blog:

the products used and the instructions are also posted over on the HFC Design Team Blog.

It's 1 am and I'm just now getting this post together ...yikes! and have an early day to work

have a blessed day....OH and hope you come back tomorrow..BIG SURPRISE BLOG HOP at Joan's Gardens featuring more HFC cards! and there is the SUPER SUPER HUGE WIN from HFC for someone plus more awesome wins from Joan...very excited about this - it's Joan's First Blog Hop and I am thrilled to be part of it.....ok, NOW I'm going to bed (-:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Psalm 118:24

One of my most favorite challenge blogs is Stampin Sisters in Christ . I sincerely appreciate their insight into Scripture. They challenge us spiritually to bring ourselves closer to Christ, and they share with us each week their talent that reveals their love for our Lord.
This week their theme verse is Phil 4: 13 and the challenge is...
 Make a card/project of encouragement or congratulations.

I started to use my stamp with Phil 4:13 but then matter what we are going through...there are no guarantees for tomorrow... and I'm encouraged about what today brings.
What can I do for the Lord today? Who can I share Jesus with?
the encouragement ..This IS the day that the Lord has made (-: We serve a living Saviour!!!

I am thrilled with a stamp set I won from the Layers of Color Blog Hop. It's called a "Touch of Elegance". Can you see it in the corners and behind the sentiment? Will definitely be my "go to" set for flourishes!
I have a second card I'm working on for this challenge also....hope to post it tonight...

have a blessed day,

also entered in following challenges: They have a 3-2-1 recipe Anything goes Anything goes

Monday, November 29, 2010

Speedy the Cat's Challenge #31

Hello there,
I'm still off work through tomorrow woohooooo!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend....have done a few cards for some challenges that I've really missed. Today's card is for the Speedy the Cat Challenge #31 which was "have a bow on your card"......doesnt get any easier than that!

I used the ornament from the MFP set Seasonal Poinsettias combined with a Just Rite sentiment from their set Christmas Treasures

my circles are scraps - stamped off the ornament and then paper pieced the ornament colored with glitter pens....that ribbon is from my stash!
what doesnt show well is the gold cardstock that's the base...this is actually a really sparkly card (-:

see ya tomorrow - hmmmmm, may post again today but my goal is get ALLL the Christmas decorations up..

also entered in these challenges  which wants you to have a bow

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Phri-days are Phindy's!

hello - having a fun Phri-Day ?? I am because off to see grankids today (-:

this week's challenge at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog is to "use something metal (brad, charm, anything!"
I don't use a lot of these type embellishments and was thankful to have these snowflakes and mini mini bells.
 hope you get a chance to pop over to the Design Team blog and check out the beautiful creations the ladies provide each week!
Image is called Jingle Bear and available here
Colored with Copics C1, B12, G05, E00, R08 and R81. Retired SU dp with strip of stash dp and SU's Cranberry Crisp cs (yep, I still have some LOL)
Smooch Illuminator

hope you're still enjoying the holiday .. i have the day off and lovin it

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