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

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Taking a Break

Hey everyone.  I know I have been MIA for a while, but I have been very sick.  I am going to be taking a break from crafting, design teams and card making for a while.  I have to take care of some health issues so that I can get back to normal.  Well, as normal as I can be.  LOL.  I hope to see y'all around blogland soon.  Take care and craft on my friends.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Penny's Challenge #196

Good Morning!  It's a crisp, cool day here in Northeast PA.  Thank you for joining me as we embark on a new challenge at Penny's.

Our theme for this challenge is Stripes and/or Dots.
Our sponsor is 

This sweet image is called Autumn Delight and can be found here in the store.  I chose stripes for my cards.  I guess you couldn't probably count the leaves as dots, but I chose patterned paper that had stripes.  The sentiment is from a CardsTV stamp set.

Thanks again for stopping by to see me.  Have a wonderful day and God bless.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Clear It Out Challenge #46

Welcome to my blog.  Thanks for joining me today.  It's Tuesday and that means a new challenge at 

Clear It Out.  Our theme this week is BIRTHDAY and our stash item is to use GLOSSY ACCENTS.

Our sponsor for this challenge is 

It's very hard to see, but my Glossy Accents is in the middle of the flowers.  I don't know why my pictures are coming out so dark.  I have plenty of light, but all my pics are dark.  I guess I should have my camera looked at.

Thanks again for stopping by.  I truly appreciate it.  Have a wonderful day.  God bless.

Ike's World #22 Midway Post

Hello friends.  Thanks for joining me for our midway post over at Ike's World Challenges.  Our theme for this challenge is FEATHERED FRIENDS.  There are some really pretty images that fit this theme in the Ike's Art Store.  Take a gander.

This sweet little birdie is an image called Blue Tit Rowan and she can be found in the store.  I used some Frosted Lace Stickles to add the "snow" to the berries and branch.  I looked up the bird on the internet to try to make it as realistic as possible.  Hope I did them justice.

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

Tuesday Throwdown #214

Happy Tuesday.  Thanks for joining me today.  I hope y'all are having a good day.

Today starts a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and our theme is NEW HOME.

We have a great sponsor for this challenge:  My Grafico

I used this cute little snail who looks like he's moving to a new home on this log.  I used my mini scoreboard to create a frame for the images.

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

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Open Minded Crafting Fun #19 Midway Post

Welcome friends.  So glad that you joined me today.

We are half way through our 


challenge over at Open Minded Crafting Fun.

We've had some great entries so far and you still have until September 26th to get your
project in.   We randomly choose our winners and they will be posted
on October 4th.

We have some great sponsors for this challenge:

Prize: 3 images

Prize: 4 images

Prize: 3 images

Prize: 3 images up to $10

I used Scribbles Designs to create my card with the image "Jane Witch."

I had fun making this card.  I loved using the banners and that cheeky witch is right up my alley.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope y'all have a wonderful Saturday!  God bless.

Friday, September 19, 2014

QKR Stampede's #105

Good Morning!  Thanks for joining me.
Today begins our 105th challenge at

Our theme this week is

Remember, we now have two winners plus the Top 5.

These sweet characters are Digi #9206, Autumn Friends.  They can be found here in the store.

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope y'all have a great Friday.  We are off to Roba's Family Fun Farm today for an outing with Kierstynne's home school. They have the cutest little pig races you have ever seen.  That's my favorite part!

Enjoy your day!  God bless.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Hello you crafty people.  I am writing this post to announce the winner of the free image for the Digital Stamps 4 Joy Blog Hop.

Drum Roll Please........

and the winner of the Call a Cab image.......

Olga Bester

congratulations, Olga.  

Please email Margy at  info[at]digistamps4joy[dot]co[dot]za 

to claim your prize.  Make sure to state the name of 

the image you have won and whose blog you won the

image from:  Emily's!!

Remember, the challenge on the blog is still running 

and you still have time to enter.

Simple Salutations #114

Good Morning, friends.  Thank you for joining me today.  I'm so glad that you took a minute to stop by.

Today begins a new challenge at Simple Salutations and remember, we are now a two week challenge.

Our theme for this challenge is "PLAY BALL."  We want to see those cards or projects depicting sports.

I used the Tailgate Party stamp set and you can find it here.

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

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #81

Welcome to my little spot in cyberland.  I'm so glad to "see" y'all.  It's so nice to have so many wonderful people stop by.

We have a new challenge starting today over at The Crafter's Cafe.  Our theme for this challenge is "WATER."  And our great sponsor is:  Lacy Sunshine

Lacy Sunshine

I have been blessed to make two cards using two of Lacy Sunshine's great images.  The first is Eleanor and Pickles Canoeing and the second is Rory Playing Hookey.  Make sure to stop in over at Lacy Sunshine and take a peek at all the fabulous designs.

Thank you for sittin' a spell with me and I hope y'all have a wonderful day.  God bless.

Penny's #195

Thank you for joining me today.  I truly appreciate it.

We have a new challenge beginning today at Penny's Challenges  and the theme is "Embossing."  Wet or dry, as long as it's embossing, it counts.

Our sponsor this week is:
StampArt Design by Kathryne

This little cutie is called Autumn Smiles and can be found in the Whimsy Store here.

I hope y'all have a wonderful day and God bless.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SWAT #115

Happy Tuesday everyone.  I hope y'all are having a good day so far.  It's pretty chilly here this morning. Fall is on it's way.  

Today starts a new challenge over at Sketch with a Twist at Mark's Finest Paper.  Remember, our challenges are now two weeks long.

Here's the sketch for y'all to follow:

And the twist?  Use Yellow and Gray.

The background looks brown in the picture, but it is actually gray.  I used the stamp set, "Scarecrows" which a new one for August.

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

Clear It Out #45

Welcome to my blog today.  I'm so glad you stopped by.

Today starts a new challenge at Clear It Out.  We had some beautiful entries for our Fancy Folds challenge. Our theme this week?  Crazy for Polka Dots.  I love polka dots.

Our sponsor this week is: 


This is the Paris Bundle from Melonheadz Illustrations.  I flipped the image of the poodles in order to get the two to face each other.  It's hard to see, but the patterned paper actually has an Eiffel Tower on it.

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope y'all have a wonderful day.  God bless!

Monday, September 15, 2014

#180 at Kenny K's

Good Morning.  Today begins a new challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Krew.  I hosted my first challenge on the blog today and let me tell you, I was nervous. But, I made it with Tammy's help.

Our theme for this challenge is always "Anything Goes and the  twist is "BIRTHDAY" and it's a great twist  as our wonderful designer, Kenny, celebrated his birthday yesterday.  Happy Birthday Kenny!

The winner will receive three images from the store, five if you include the twist.  Each of the Top 3 will receive one image of their choice.

I love this image.  She is just so sassy with her ripped jeans and hoodie.  With her leg bent like it is, I just had to have her standing against a wall.  The background brick wall is from Bo Bunny.  I wrote the greeting to mimic graffiti.  The name of this image is "Trouble Maker" and can be found here in the shop.

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope y'all have a wonderful Monday.  God bless.

Melonheadz Friends Color of Autumn Challenge

Good Morning.  It's Monday and I am dragging this morning.  It was a busy weekend for me.  We traveled to Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday because my daughter was twirling in the Miss America parade.  The troop did really well.  It rained and rained and rained and we were all soaked by the time the parade was over.  Even with ponchos and umbrellas we still got drowned.  But, it was worth it.

This morning starts a new challenge at Melonheadz Friends.  Our theme for this challenge is "Colors of Autumn."  It's almost fall and the trees here in our area are already starting to fall off the trees, so this is a great theme for me.  I love fall.  The crisp air, hoodies, sweatpants, hot chocolate...yep, I love fall.

I finally got to use a piece of burlap that I had laying around on this card.  To me, burlap screams Fall.  I didn't want to use any patterned paper because the card was so busy.  I used the Fall Bundle to create this card and it can be found here.

I hope y'all have a wonderful day.  It's a bit cool this morning and school is about to commence here in our home.  God bless.