Thursday, March 31, 2011

Joan's Garden Tag Challenge

a fun challenge with a chance to win a fabulous prize!!
...just make a tag...
and then pop back over when entries are closed to vote for your favorite!

Most votes WINS!

I used this adorable little stamp from GKD's set "Celebrate in Style"...

hope you can play (-:   and pop back over to Joan's to vote

STV Color Challenge

hi there
Last night finally had enough energy to visit some blogs (have so missed everyone) AND create a card. Used up all my "stash" cards for autoposting but good thing I had them since just wasnt up to doing anything...can you imagine a laundry room with laundry as high as the washer!!! well I not only can imagine it...I'm looking at it LOL

This one is for the STV Color Challenge this week but it ends tonight!

just got the new GKD Set by Theresa Momber (love her stuff!) and wanted to try the water spritz technique using Ranger Distress Ink Stormy Sky - didnt quite turn out like I wanted but no time to do another is what it is LOL
colored with Ranger Distress inks- Peeled Paint Green, Crushed Olive, Victorian Velvet Pink, Milled Lavendar and Wild Honey - covered areas with glitter pens....need to practice working with these!

have a blessed day

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Little Frieda

hi there,

New blog in town - have you had a chance to visit "the craft's meow" yet?  (can pop over from my sidebar) - the amazing talented and wonderful sister in Christ - Lisa Hjulberg has opened her store !!
this image is one her Frieda's, called Little Frieda's Flowers. Pop over and read about "little Frieda" and Lisa's inspiration.

Entering this in Joan's Garden Challenge:
  • colors peach + blue (teal)
  • add butterflies
  • add something frilly
Have a beautiful and blessed day,

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth. " Psalm 28:7

Heartfelt Creation's

This is my last post as a member of the Heartfelt Creation Design Team. Our term was for six months and wow did that fly by!!!  My sincere appreciation to Emma Lou and Linda for having chosen me to serve on this incredible team AND their generosity to their Design Team was incredible!!! Goodbye to the team but not "so long" - will be visting each of you regulary - you ladies are so amazingly gifted!
Love Heartfelt Creations and hope you were inspired....

for my last card on the team - chose to use their Cardinal - it's beautiful, perfect size for easy coloring and paper piecing...started to color it a Bluejay...naaaaaaaaw....stuck with the Cardinal

details are over on the Heartfelt Creations Blog

thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hydrangea by Tiffany Doodles

Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Good morning - how do we live without going to this verse?  I did until I was 36...then accepted Christ and have never wanted to go back to the "old me" flesh draws me back sometimes and I hate that but everyday since accepting Christ as my Savior I know he guards there is true peace!

Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week is:
A different kind of peace... piece... as in paper piecing. Use paper piecing in the main image of your card/project.

Well I love hydrangeas - one of my GranMa's favorite flowers (along with irises) that she had growing all around her house - my "safe" place as a child.

This is an unusual color arrangement - also entering the Copic Creations challenge to use all BLUES!
Decided to go for a different combination....I think it confused the camera LOL...picture doesnt do it justice.

Cardstock: SU Not Quite Navy, Bordering Blue, Taken with Teal, Black
Ink:  SU Not Quite Navy sponged over background newspaper mat
Copics: B23, 32, 41, 97...BG13, 15, 18, 23, 49
Image from Tiffany Doodles

Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Phri-days are Phindy's

TGIF - worked all week but no mojo...still so tired....seems like this is hitting more people than not!

This week at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog the challenge is to create something "with animals".  Our challenge is titled "All about animals"....remember you dont need to use a Phindy image to enter, but your entry is counted twice when you do !!

Used the precious image by Phindy called Just Saying Hi

sentiment is from SU "Best Yet" set
base cardstock yellow... matted with Basic Grey's Origins
Image matted using Nestie's Label 8 with black cardstock
Sky done with blue chalk, grass done with Ranger Distress Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed and Memento's Bamboo
Copics used: Y15,28, YR04, C1, E11, 13, 17, 57 and B00
Ribbon from Michael's

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Monday, March 21, 2011

STV Color Challenge

hi there,
sorry I've been MIA - just couldnt seem to shake this cold, flu, nausea thing....slept the entire weekend away - thanks to good ole Benadryl (also had an allergic reaction to something)
but back to work today and here is what I created in bits and pieces over the weekend for this week's STV Color Challenge

had fun with the "Dino-mite" set by GKD Illustrator, Theresa Momber!

this Dino is rockin'

off to bed for me - I NEVER crash this early, but just exhausted...hugs everyone

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Phri-days are Phindy's

and I love coloring with these images! this week at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog challenge is to create something..."hot stuff - warm colors - sunshine"...and remember you can use any image but are entered twice if you use a "Phindy" - hope you get some time to visit the blog and check out the Design Team's awesome projects...

soooo Hi there!! glad the weekend is just around the corner...been one of "those" weeks KWIM!
so I escaped into my coloring world (-:

paper pieced the swans but that doesnt show well in pic

used Phindy's Quiet Afternoon Image , Sentiment is from Stampabilities, stash ribbon, MS punch. Cardstock is from GKD - In the Navy and scrap of Sweet Mango, ink is Memento Black and Ranger Distress Mustard and Wild Honey...

dont I just wish I was there...kicked breeze...big ole glass of delicious ice tea...and just watching nature....loooong sigh

have a beautiful day and wonderful weekend

also entered in the following challenges:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

STV Sketch Challenge

Hi there, had a chance last night to actually create a card just for fun!! wanted to enter Stamp TV's Sketch challenge for this week

I immediately thought of little images - since I love the little creatures in the Quite a Catch set...
here's my card

arent they adorable! used SU ink "Tempting Turquoise" and Memento Black. Cardstock is GKD - Turquoise Sea and stash design paper (I think its Websters) are the Copics..oh and used Nestie's Labels Four....

ok - off to work - supposed to be beautiful really feeling so blessed especially since the catastrophe that has hit Japan. We know God has this in His plan, but hearts go out to these people.
I sit here in my home and while I enjoy it all - it really is meaningless . Knowing Jesus - loving Him and serving Him are the most important - those are what lasts for an eternity.
Praying for the people in Japan - dont know how anyone could face all they have to face without the Lord...

Have a blessed day,

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesdays are Heartfelt Creations!

Good Day!
this week didnt get to do much stamping
decided on doing a black n white card with this beautiful flower set just released by Heartfelt Creations.

HCPC 3374 Flora Grande 2 PreCut Set
HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments
Art Glitter Clear Adhesive
Say it In Pearls “Black Cream”

Cut base using black cs 5.5 x 5.5 Matted with white cs that was dry embossed using the Cuttlebug, lightly sponged edges with Memento Black. Added stash ribbon to side of card and adhered white mat. Stamped sentiment onto SU circle punch and matted using black cs and SU scalloped punch. Tied 2 pieces black scrap ribbon and adhered all 3 to card. Stamped 3 images onto black cs and using white embossing powder – heat embossed all 3. Handcut Flowers, gently turned petals up and layered each blossom. Added pearl embellishment to center. Adhered flower to lower corner of card.

Hope you get to pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog

Finally feeling better and off to work...going to be a long day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Joan's Challenges

hi there, stayed home sick today - so nauseated I cant believe it !!!
anyway, chewing and chewing the TUMS and took break from working on laptop and am craftin'...

was able to combine both of Joan's Gardens Challenges for this week - created my card and from its scraps...went ahead and created a tag...

The tag winner is decided by votes - so I am shamelessly asking for votes (unless of course you also entered LOL)   Yikes! I'm out of it - this tag challenge is closed so will wait for new one tomorrow THEN you can vote next week...sorry, blaming it on the meds!!!

Card challenge is to : use orange n blue, a die cut, a circle and Spring theme...
so using SU cardstock, retired dp, Nestie Lotus die, MS flower punches, and vellum paper (that I airbrushed Copic B24 and YR68) and blue mini card

then using scraps from the card...and Ranger Distress inks Tumbled Glass and Spice Marmalade applied to crumpled tag and lightly misted, dryed and matted with same blue cs, and a Hero Arts stamp. Used the insides of the Lotus die and the teeny tiny flowers+ flowers from the card, ribbon and pearls!

Now that was fun to do two at the same time!

Ok, now going back to work on laptop - have lots of paperwork to do so the day isnt lost for work...


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Heartfelt Creations and Scrap Mart Blog Hop

Today is the last of the Scrap Mart Blog hop featuring Heartfelt Creations products.  They have partnered with some of the Design Team at Heartfelt Creations and have used Heartfelt as their focus all week. They have gorgeous projects on their hop - wonderful inspiration. You should have come here from Gini Cagle's gorgeous blog and the other blogs on today's end of the hop are Dee Jackson (Heartfelt DT member) and Karen Walker(Scrap Mart DT member).

My card is a large one - got to use my new Grand Caliber and the one die I could afford to purchase with it  LOL....

used Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC 3374  and HCPC 3375  Flora Grande 1 and 2 - these go with the Nestie die Blossoms 3 (but I dont havae that one yet) - They were handcut, but they are large and easy to cut.
HCPC 3376 Distressed Leaves (this set also has a matching Nestie die with same name
HCPC 3377 Sympathy Sentiment
HCD 711 Dutch Iris Die (I used the beautiful flourish die)

Cardstock is all from Stampin Up - base is Not Quite Navy and the rest is retired designer paper.

LOVE Heartfelt 's Gala Glitz - used it for the center of the some of the flowers - as well as mini pearls and some stash wire that I rolled and added along with some stash ribbon. Flowers were colored with Stampin Up markers - Blush Blossom and Creamy Caramel...leaves with Sage Shadow.

The sentiment frame is a tip I got from the wonderful blog of my friend Brenda Turner . Used the Nestie Big Scalloped Ovals Lg!  Thanks Brenda - will be doing this more often with my sentiments (-:

Hope you enjoyed the hop and this card!

Have a beautiful day
"This is the day the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it"

Friday, March 11, 2011

STAMP TV - Center Stage Alumni Color Challenge

hi there
here we are with this month's STV CSS Design Team's blog hop using this week's Color challenge at STV.You should have come from one of my fav designers Karen Knegten..She's incredible!!... Our colors this week
Be sure to check out the STV Color Challenge and get the details on how you can win a free set!

I didnt color this time - nope, I'm not sick LOL
Just miss "stamping" versus "coloring" PLUS wanted to use this new Spellbinder Fleur De Lis Accents die that I just received from a very special BFF (-:
used the Pressed Flowers and a Year of Borders from Melanie!
ran the white through the CB, used MS punch for butterfly border - butterflies were white embossed onto the cs asparagus - used Memento Bamboo for sentiment...
I like it !

Only did one card for this hop! hmmmmm maybe I AM sick  LOL
nope, just very little stamping time this week.

Enjoy the hop, now you're off to another fantabulous designer..Lori McAree

Phri-days are Phindy's!!

hi there, quick post - setting this to auto post for Friday...crazy work week!

This week's challenge over at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog is to create a Get Well Soon/ Thinking of You project. Hope you get to join us this week - Remember you dont have to use only a Phindy image.....but you do get entered twice when you do (-:

I used Phindy's image Not So Hot

base cs is GKD's Kraft, stash dp, sentiment is a cube stamp from Stampendous, colored with Copic B21, 45, 95, Y38, E11, 35, G21, YG03 and R81...paper pieced image and added stash ribbon.

Here in Virginia we are waiting on the arrival of the ARK!  talk about some rain..and wind! one of our front drains came off the house - we have all the deck stuff laying down...havent seen our dog!
Have to drive in this and trust me, a little Prius doesnt handle wind and rain very well...but sure is fantabulous on the gas ...
be safe out there those of you braving this weather...see ya later

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Craft's Meow

Hi there,
Just wanted to  post notice of the new store The Craft's Meow - started by our wonderful Lisa Hjulberg!
She is having an awesome startup candy package - pop over and sign-up! I have her on my sidebar...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesdays are Heartfelt Creations - introducing the new Dutch Iris Medley PreCut Set with coordinating Decorative Dutch Iris Die

hello and
EEKS! this is one gorgeous collection...especially since I love Irises...they come in so many different colors. My Grandmother had an Iris garden - loved it !! She had beautiful purples, blues and whites and the border was rocks built up about two feet high all the way around...good memories...sigh

This new collection, the Dutch Iris Blossoms 3, is so gorgeous! the flower images are easy to color and to use with the matching die set...pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog for full details.
Leave a comment over on the Heartfelt Blog and you will be entered in drawing to win the whole set

So I have been working with them since last week - here we go...

ok..whew!!! I'm exhausted  LOL
All the specific details are over on the Heartfelt Creations Blog so no sense in repeating them ..pop on over...this is one amazing collection!

Have a beautiful day,

I am entering the last card in the Stampin Sisters for Christ challenge - which is to have a flower image on your card. Love their blog and dont get over there anywhere near as often as I would like....they are faithful to remind us that our Lord is ever present and never changes!


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