2014 Life Verse

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6

Monday, September 1, 2014

GDT Spot at Mema's Crafts

Hello friends.  Thank you for joining me today.  This post is for a Guest Design Team Spot over at Mema's Crafts.  Mema's is a monthly challenge blog with some amazing themes.

For September, the theme is to use a Fall Theme or use the colors:

The sponsor for this month is DS4J

Digistamps4Joy South Africa

The winner will receive a gift voucher to be spent in the store.

This cute little scarecrow is from the Misteri collection by Jen Lee and can be found in the Digi Stamps 4 Joy Store.

How about stopping over at Mema's and enter the challenge for this month.  And while you're at it, take a gander at the DS4J store for some great new releases.

Have a wonderful day and God bless.

New Challenge at Melonheadz Friends

Welcome to a new challenge over at Melonheadz Friends.  We had some great entries for our Back to School challenge.  Thanks for entering.

Our theme for this  challenge is "2 or More Dies".  I used "Chinese Zodiac Animals Bundle" to create my card.

I made this an anniversary card for my husband.  He's the snake and I'm the rat according to the Chinese Zodiac.  Aren't they cute?

You have until September 14th to enter our challenge and the prize is one bundle from Nikki's etsy shop.

Have a wonderful day and God bless.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


It's a Blog Hop!!!

Thanks for joining me today.  We have a blog hop that starts today and will continue for 2 weeks.  We would love to have you join us.  There are tons of wonderful projects on each of the DT blogs.  If you scroll down, you will see an order list for visiting the blogs.  

If you have come here from Zoe's blog, you are on the right track.  Make sure you started at the QKR Stampede blog.  If you haven't, go back and start at the beginning.  You don't want to miss anything.

There will be 4 prizes given away at the end of the two weeks.  2 winners will be chosen from QKR Stampede and 2 winners from Eureka.  Each winner will win 2 images of their choice from the store.  

In order to win one of the prizes there are 3 rules: You much comment on each blog, you must use a QKR Stampede or Eureka image, and you only have until September 12th  to enter your project.  The only other rule we have is to have fun and enjoy some eye candy as you hop along.

I used this sweet image called Summer Treat and it's digi #14102 in the QKR Stampede store.

I colored this image with the new Spectrum Noir Pencils.  Oh my, how I love them.  I had been using Crayola for so long, it's nice to use a better quality. I would compare them then the Prismacolor pencils. I have a few Prisma's and the Spectrum Noirs are just as good in quality.

I used cardstock from Stampin' Up and Recollections and paper from DCWV.  The sentiment is from Jillibean Soup.

Here's the blog hop list:
Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer -  http://cherylndesignscreate.blogspot.com
Kristie Maynard -  www.kristiekreates.blogspot.com
Emily Dee -   http://studiomcreations.weebly.com/ <---- You are here

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope y'all enjoy the hop and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Challenge at MFP Simple Salutations

Good Morning.  Thank you for joining us at Simple Salutations this week.  We have a great theme this week.  Since school has already started for some and will be starting in the next few days for others, we have decided on at "FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT" theme.

You have a chance to win the "I'm in Stitches" stamp set this week.  This is the stamp set that I used for my card because my Favorite Subject in school was Home Ec.  Next to History, this was my favorite.  All the sewing, cooking, child care and finances we learned just made my day.

I'm In Stitches Stamp Set

I learned to sew on a machine like this.  The first memory I have of crafting is my Grandmother teaching me to sew clothes for my Barbies.  She had a Singer sewing machine just like this.  It had a pedal that sat on the floor and if you weren't careful, your finger would find it's way under the needle.  Thank God I never did that.

We can't wait to see what y'all create for this challenge.  We really would love for y'all to join us.

Have a wonderful day and God bless!

New Challenge at Penny's

Good Wednesday Morning.  It's Hump Day and that means a new challenge at Penny's.  Our theme this week is Autumn/Winter.  We are getting closer to Fall/Autumn every day.  I can't believe how fast it's going.  It will be Christmas before we know it.

We have three sponsors for this week:
3 images from SNS Exclusive Stamps

3 images of winner's choice

$12 GC for winner

Meet Harriet the Witch from Crafty Sentiments.  She looks ready to ride in her purple outfit.  I love the way her hair is flowing out behind her.  She doesn't have a care in the world.

Thanks for joining us today.  If you entered a card last week, please make sure to check the blog t see if you are winner.

Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Clear It Out Challenge #42

Good Morning.  Welcome to the new challenge at Clear It Out.  We are so glad you have decided to join us.

This week our theme is: Favorite Color Combo.  We want to see what your favorite combo is.

Our sponsor is Meljen's Designs

*Melissa is upgrading her shoppe Sept 1st, if you have any previous images you haven't downloaded -do it before then :)

The winner will received 4 non-coloured images

Meet Buddy the Fox.  He's trying to get ready for Christmas, but I think he's gotten himself into a twist.  He was fun to color.  My color combo is Red and Green which is my favorite for Christmas.  There are so many shades of these two colors that you can make a mirad of cards.

Thank you for joining us today.  I hope y'all have a great day.  God bless.

MFP Sketch with a Twist Challenge #113

Good Morning!  Thank you for joining us for another challenge at MFP Sketch with a Twist.  We had some great entries in the last challenge and we are so appreciative of those who continue to support us.

This week's sketch is:

The twist for this challenge is to use stitching.  It can be faux or real stitching.

And the stamp set you could win is the Paper Doll Frances set:

I created this card using the Spring Flowers 2011 set and it can be found in the  store.

Thank you for joining me today.  I pray y'all have a wonderful day.  With some of children back in school, I'm sure y'all will enjoy the peace and quiet.  God bless.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Midway Post Challenge #17 Open Minded Crafting Fun

Good Morning, friends.  This post is going to be very short as I am walking out the door to take my daughter to her last twirling parade of the season.

This week is the midway point in our challenge "Last Days of Summer" at Open Minded Crafting Fun.

I have used an image from Milk Coffee named Madeline to create my card:

Thanks for joining us.  Have a wonderful  day and God bless.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Digital Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #99

Happy Hump Day folks!  Welcome to a new challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  We are so happy to have you join us this week.

Our theme for this week is: Circles

This challenge will run for 2 weeks, until September 2nd.  We would prefer you to use a DS4J image, but it's not required.  In order to win the DT choice prize, you must use one, though.

I used "Mini Mermaid Hugs" image to create my card.

To create my circles, I used my circled dies and my Cuttlebug and randomly placed different size dies on a piece of pink cardstock.  I then backed them with glitter cardstock in green and blue.  I thought they looked like bubbles.

Thank you for joining us for our challenge.  Have a wonderful day and God bless.

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #77

Good Morning.  Thanks for joining me for a new challenge at The Crafter's Cafe.  Our theme this week is: SQUARE CARDS ONLY!!  We want to see how you create a square card.

This week, we have two great sponsors:



One of my DT sisters is not feeling too well lately.  I have created two cards for this challenge to help Shari out.  One from each sponsor.

This one uses the "Floating Turtle" image from QKR Stampede.  He can be found in the store using the link above.

This sassy girl is an image from Beansie Doodles called Diner Girl Garna and you can use the link above to find her in the etsy store.

Thank you for joining us today.  You have until August 26th to enter a project.  Have a wonderful day and God bless.

MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #111

Hello there.  Welcome to our new challenge at MFP's Simple Salutations.  We are so excited you are joining us.

Our theme this week is:  BEARS  We want to see those cute, furry, even scary bears on your cards.

We are offering the "Autumn Glory" stamp set as the prize for one randomly chosen winner.

Autumn Glory Stamp Set

I used the North American Woods stamp set to make my card:

I love the fonts on this stamp set.  They coordinate so well with the images. 

Thank you for joining us.  You have until August 26th to get your entries in.  Have a wonderful day and God bless.

Penny's Challenge #191

Good Morning!  Thanks for stopping by today.  We have a new challenge starting today at  Penny's.  

Our theme this week is: 3 C's--Christmas, Children or Critters.

We have 2 great sponsors for this week, too:

Prize:  7 images


Prize: 3 images

This cute little guy is all ready for Christmas.  He's a Robyn's Fetish image and can be found here in the store.

Thanks you for joining us today for our new challenge.  You have until Tuesday, Augus 26 to get your entry in.  

Have a wonderful day and God bless.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Clear It Out Challenge #41

Good Morning!  Thanks for joining me today on the start of a new challenge over at Clear It Out.  We are so happy that you have decided to join us.

Just a quick reminder of the rules:
Challenge Rules-please read to win!

1. Any paper project is welcome, you may only enter to win a max of 3 times
2. You must follow the theme and stash item to win the prize
3. Your project must be a new one. If it is posted before our challenge date it will not be accepted. Please link directly to your project not your blog.
4. You must link back to this blog.
5. Prizes must be claimed within one week

Our challenge this week is an "Anything Goes".  That leaves a lot open, doesn't it.

We have a new sponsor this week:  Zap Pow Designs

 I enlarged the image to make a card base out of it and paper pieces all the little pieces.  Make sure to check out their shop.  There are some uber cute images in there.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope y'all have a wonderful day.  God bless.

MFP Sketch with a Twist Challenge #112

Good Morning, friends.  Welcome to another challenge at MFP Sketch with a Twist.  Thank you to all those who joined us last week.  We had some wonderful cards.

Here's this week's sketch:

I used the buttons on these snowmen to meet the requirement of the twist..simply because I forgot to add them...lol  This is a new set from MFP for August called, "BRRRR"  The papers are from MME.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope y'all have a wonderful day.  God bless.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Melonheadz Challenge--Back to School


Hi everyone.  Welcome back to our new challenge.  Hope y'all had a good couple of weeks.  We had some phenomenal entries into  our last challenge, "Flowers".

Make sure to check the blog to see if you are a winner or Top 3.
Just a quick reminder of the rules---You aren't required to use an image from Melonheadz, but we love it when you do and you can enter as many times as you like.  If you do not use a Melonheadz image, you are limited to 2 entries.

Our challenge runs for about two weeks so you have until August 31st at 11:55 EDT to enter.  The random winner will receive one (1) bundle of your choice from the Melonheadz Etsy Shop.

Our challenge this round is to create a card, scrapbook page or other project that shows "Back to School."  There are lots of cute images that fit this theme in the store and you can even find some freebies on the blog.

When I saw this too cute bundle I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I enlarged the backpack to 5x6 and made the card base out of it.  I then printed out the sentiment and used foam squares to adhere it to the front.  I like the way it turned out and I think I'm going to put this in my daughter's room for her the night before school starts.

Thank you for stopping by today.   I hope y'all have a great day.  God bless.