Saturday, April 30, 2011

What's Shakin'

Hi there,
Gorgeous day here - hope you are having a wonderful day too!

working on some cards with a new set from Creative Vision called What's Shakin !
When I saw it a couple of weeks ago, it was instant...have to have it! hope you like it as well! here we go....

so whatcha think???

well now that I've killed most of my Saturday..better go do something truly productive around here...

OH yea...Creative Vision is having a sale this weekend.......(-:

Friday, April 29, 2011

CSS Treasure Chest blog Hop

Hi there!
Well, it's time for another blog hop by members of Stamp TV's Center Stage Spotlight Design Team. This time the Treasure Chest challenge is to create using any of the fabulous Stamp Kits by GKD. Now you should have arrived from the blog of Lori McAree ...gorgeous wasnt it!!!

For my part in the hop - I created two cards from the awesome Showtime Stamp TV Kit - Spring Mix.
created using Memento's Grape Jelly and Sweet Plum ink
GKD's Vibrant Violet cs, Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Lg and Std Ovals Lg
Designer paper is Basic Grey's Euphoria
glossy accents for dew drops, stash ribbon and mulberry mini roses

created using Memento Black and Bamboo Leaves ink
GKD's Sand and Green Grass cs
Spellbinder's Fancy Tags (trimmed), Lacey Circles, std Circles Lg
colored image with Prisma pencils and blender
stash dp, ribbon, wire circle
corner punch

Hope you like 'em (-:
now head over to the beautiful blog of Kay Simmons . Remember if you lose your place, you can always start again from STV.

8:30 PM Update: Make sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs...Gina will randomly choose a winner who will get to choose ANY past StampTV stamp set of their own! Winner will be announced Tuesday morning

Have a beautiful weekend,

Monday, April 25, 2011

Two quick cards

I'm on late lunch at work but wanted to  post these two cards - the bottom one was done with my 4 yr old grandaughter, Lily.  She wanted to do a card for her Mom..."and it's a see-qwit"...LOL

it's gorgeous here today!!!
ok back to work for me....

oh and both of these were entered in challenges over at STV..

oops - forgot to say Lily used cupcake papers and her Starburst candies to make her flowers ....that's my girl (-:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Christ is Risen! Celebrating His resurrection !!

If you arent celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ today, then STOP - examine your need of the living Saviour and understand that this was done for saved today!

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."  John 3:16-17 

Wishing those who understand what this day really means ...a special time with family and friends to thank our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for our many blessings....and share in the excitement of knowing that He will be returning for us.....

"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. "  John 14:3

in Christ,

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Joan's Garden Tag Challenge

hi there,
well wooo hoooooo...I did get to stamp some last night...and here is my tag for Joans Garden Tag Challenge. This is a fun challenge "just for fun"....BUT if you win, your name goes into Joan's pot for a chance to win her $100 shoppping spree in June!
Now to win, those of us who play need your votes...hoping you will pop over to Joan's either late Sunday night or Monday...and vote...preferably for ME  LOL!
we cant vote for ourselves and we are all friends so this is really just for my stash of tags is growing...recently gave a gift wrapped in plain white tissue paper and added one of my tags - have to say...beautiful gift presentation.
This time I did a "vintage" tag - well....I tried to do a vintage tag (-:(nothing compares to Linda C or Dru for vintage)

vellum from Websters, base cs is GKD Vibrant Violet, MS butterfly punch, fibres, stash pleated ribbon, mini pearls, small script stamp and sentiment (names unknown) and mini mulberry roses

hope you to see you enter this fun tag challenge!

Friday, April 22, 2011


I just received another round of "friend requests" to join this site and have gotten emails from several friends that they have received this same request from me....

I HAVE NOT SENT THIS - couple of weeks ago I sent an email to everyone on my contact list but just in case I missed someone...and since its coming around again..please beware! this is not sent from me!

"Phri-days are Phindys" is now ONE YEAR OLD!

Welcome to the Phindy's Place Challenge Birthday Bloghop! It is one whole year
since we began posting challenges on the blog, we can't believe a year has gone by
so fast!
Our challenge this week is paper piecing and the usual prizes are up for grabs,
however we aren't posting the DT's cards on the blog this week, we would love you to play
along for a blog hop and collect a word from each posting. When you've got the
full sentence, please post it in the comments on the blog (which will be hidden
until the hop is over!) and you could win a $10 Gift Certificate to use at Phindy's Place.

You aren't required to leave comments at each blog, but we'd love it if you do
leave some love for the DT! Blog Hop is open until midnight (GMT) 28 April.
So this week, you have THREE chances to win: the blog hop, the random winner of
the challenge and the pick of the week. So what are you waiting for?

Here is the order for the Blog Hop, in case you get lost, you start and finish at the Challenge Blog:

Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog 
Anne Marije
Linda   you are here and i love paper PIECING
Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog (enter the sentence in the comment section of blog)
My card this week using the paper piecing technique is from Phindy's Summer Cutie Collection called Giddyup
cardstock is GKD's Chocolate and Sand - Designer Paper is from the Paper Studio, retired SU ribbon, twine from GKD, buckle from SU's Hodgepodge Hardware and ticket from Whimsy Stamps
Copics used: C2...E00,02,04,13,17,47...B32,97

was going through my cards and thought for the one year anniversary I would share a card from just a few of the different Phindy collections
Summer Cuties Birdie

Animals In the Field
Christmas Winter Walk
Christmas/Winter Cuties Smooch

now that was just a review of a FEW of the different collections that Phindy has provided....and I didnt even get started on her newest collection - the Wee Babies - oh my they are toooooo precious!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PHINDY! your talent is truly amazing and a blessing....thank you so much for this year...looking forward to many more!  You keep the images coming and we will do our best to bring them to life (-: and to my design team members - you are just the greatest! I feel like I personally know each one of you and to our newest members - welcome to the Phindy Phamily! (-:
Looking forward to our second year!!!

So everyone - off to the hop - this week our challenge was paper piecing...enjoy the hop and dont forget to grab the "hidden" word from each blog to complete the sentence  ...

I took the easy route and my piecing was the whole image LOL

entered in
Delightful Sketches - paper piecing
Digi Design House - paper piecing
Bunny Zoe Crafts - boys
Meljens Designs - masculine

Sunday, April 17, 2011

the Cat's Meow - little Frieda's Flowers

Hi there,
I'm showcasing a card i did for the sketch challenge over at Card Patterns. The sponsor this week is The Craft's Meow and the prize is a set of the current Little Frieda stamps! I have one (duh! this one LOL)...and would love to have the other two (-: then I could give away the third!

she's so sweet to color!
Card base opens from the bottom and is 4.5 x 5.5. Used Stampin Up Not Quite Navy and their retired pattern paper - colored with Copics
Y02,06...B41, 93, 95...E00,02,21,13, 31, 49...RV02, 04, 21
Memento Black ink - MS Stewart punch at bottom, punched flowers, added some stickles to hair wreath...background stamp is from Magnolia - sponged with SU's NQN and Saffron.
oh ...and added some flowers and grass with teeny tiny stamps that have no name!

have a beautiful Monday!
Doing the Jail Bible Study tomorrow night...and with Easter the study will be on our Lord's ultimate sacrifice for us - His taking the sins of all to the cross....please pray for us  7pm!

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also entered in these challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge - color challenge
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - use a Magnolia
Pile It On Challenge - use a stamp, no digi

Friday, April 15, 2011

Phri-days are Phindy's! Color Challenge

hey hey hey!
This week at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog the challenge is a color theme... to use "Purple and Teal" on your card or project.
So, for this color combo I pulled out Stampin Up's Taken with Teal and Elegant Eggplant..then printed some digi paper from GKD and colored it purple and teal with the computer (did that at work with the help of a co-worker!...and of course it was during lunch!!) later that evening, put my layout together and then decided on which Phindy image I wanted to use... Phindy's Summer Cutie Collection is one of my all time favs and so went right to this darling image called Seaside Baby
dont know who makes the little fish and seaweed stamps - found them at a LSS "yard sale"
Copics used are BG 11, 13, 15...B04...E00, 11, 21...V06, 09, 12...C1
ink was SU's Taken with Teal and Elegant Eggplant
and the ticket is from Whimsy Stamps ("vacation time" is from computer)

hope you get time to pop over to Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog and enjoy the Design Team's gorgeous cards! These ladies know how to "do a Phindy" (-:

entering in the following challenges:
WHEW! ok - thats a lot of challenges for maybe I might get lucky!!

have a wonderful weekend - I am hosting our April Ladies Fellowship Saturday evening and other than that..hope to get some serious crafting time in! havent had much time to do that the past two weeks and having a serious "craft-craving attack" KWIM!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Best Friend Blogger Award

received this wonderful award from sweet sweet Olga - Thanks my friend! She creates some of the most gorgeous cards and the Heartfelt Creation products just come alive in her hands - if any of you dont already know Olga (and that's hard to believe bec she is everywhere LOL) pop over and visit her amazing blog
So now I get to pass this award on to my BFF bloggin buddies....and as Olga no particular order:
Mary Anne
Patti P
Patti  - the other Patti (-:
Vicki D
Theresa P
all the Designing Diva's (-:

thank goodness we dont have to link - I'm stopping because am really blessed to have so many that take the time to please feel free to take this award and pass on to your fav blogging buddies's so pretty!

thanks again Olga (-:


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Joans Card & Tag Challenges

hi there - had to get this tag posted so I could enter it over at Joan's Tag Challenge and I only had one minute...
well I made it into the tag challenge
AND did my post below BUT then the internet went here I am posting this again...grrr

Joan's Card Challenge this week: 
  1.  monochromatic with splash of color - i chose to use pinks and color splash is  the browns on butterflies
  2. embossing folder - used CB's Victorian
  3. die cut - used Spellbinders Labels 12
  4. dimensional - used MS butterfly punch

 and the set

ok - going to go spend rest of what's left of evening with DH!
loved taking care of Grankids - they sure keep you busy!

jail tomorrow night - very excited to be teaching about the events leading up to the Cross at Calvary!
praying souls will be saved

PS tag challenge winner is chosen by who gets the most votes - hope you find time to pop over and vote for your favorite tag

Friday, April 8, 2011

Phri-days are Phindy's!

This week at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog the challenge is to use "Easter or Spring theme" on your card or project.

Isn't this a fun Happy image! it's Phindy's Easter Joy !

sentiment from Great Impressions
super fun to color....used a ton of Copics, glossy accents on the eggs and chalked sky background

short post because I'm packing for the weekend to go to daughter's and get to watch my Lily and Logan ALLLLLLLLLL weekend! They are now 4 and 2...craziness at work and have had little time to craft so watching Grankids is perfect timing to take mind off work!

who knows when I'll get to craft again...LOL

entering this in the Copic Creation Challenge to use favorite technique - guess mine would be blending/feathering...
entering in the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge to do a card for a child

have a beautiful, blessed weekend

Saturday, April 2, 2011

new "Wee Babbie" from Phindy

hi there, 
are you enjoyin Phindy's new Wee Babbies Collection?  I'm lovin them ! they are so KA-YOOT!
Here is her's called Melon Baby

now who could resist this cutie!

had a beautiful day - wonderful weather - and had two girlfriends over and we made 23 Easter Cards for our missionaries - pizza, doughnuts, some kind of delicious cream cheese with pecans homemade pastry (still lickin my lips LOL)
oh yea - we are the "healthy group"    heeeeheeee heeeee

see ya Monday

ps Bible Study at the jail starts again Monday night - appreciate all prayers for this new group

Friday, April 1, 2011

Phri-days are Phindy's !

This week at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog the challenge is to use "humor" on your card or project.
You don't have to use a Phindy's Place image but we love it when you do and entries using a Phindy's Place image can enter the draw twice. There is a small change to the prizes that are up for grabs: There will still be two prizes, one winner will be chosen at random from the entries and will win a $5 gift certificate to the Phindy's Place Store and one entry will win Pick of the Week which will also have a $5 gift certificate prize.
Don't forget that once a month we will choose an overall winner from the weekly winners and they will be offered a Guest position on the DT - and of course a free image from Phindy's Place to use for that week's challenge!

This week I am using the adorable Phindy called Odd Bod Bunny

The sentiment is from Stampabilities, MS border punch, scraps of designer paper, cardstock (that was already embossed or stamped) and ribbon. Base cardstock is SU's Handsome Hunter.
Grass is Ranger's Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint Green
Copics used: C2, RV02, 04...Y02, 21...B000
Ink: Memento Black and Angel Pink

Have a beautiful weekend! I am having a few friends over tomorrow and we will be making our annual Easter cards to send to our missionaries = fellowship, crafting and eating!!! so looking forward to it (-:


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