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

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.

Friday, September 12, 2014

QKR Stampede Challenge #104

Happy Friday Everyone

Welcome to our Weekly Challenge here at QKR Stampede.  We are so glad that you joined us.

Thank you to all who entered last week.  We had some wonderful entries.

This week of theme is:


I used Digi #6102 Watching Together to create my card.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs.  I used three butterflies punched with a Martha Stewart punch and ran through my Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The papers are from a pack I picked up yesterday from Tuesday Morning for $1.29.  It's KI (Hampton Arts) Growing Garden 6x6.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope y'all have a wonderful Friday and God bless.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown #212

Good Morning.  Thank you for joining me for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwndown.  Our theme for this week is a Recipe Challenge: 1 image, 2 papers and 3 flowers. You have until the 15th to enter the challenge.

Our sponsor for this week is A Day for Daisies

                                A Day For Daisies

This little girl  goes by Cow Dress and can be found here.  I used papers from The Paper Studio and Gina K Designs.  The roses are from Hobby Lobby.

Thank you for joining me today.  Have a blessed day.

Clear It Out Challenge #44

Welcome to our new challenge over at Clear It Out

Our theme this week is "Fancy Folds" and the stash item is to use Dies or Punches.

Our sponsor this week is Stamp Art by Kathryn

You have until September 13th to enter this challenge.

I made an easel card for my fancy fold.  I used the image "Allie and Angel" and it can be found in the store.

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope y'all have a blessed day.

Ike's World Challenge #21 Midway

Welcome to the midway post for Ike's World Challenges.  I am so excited to be part of this great team.  This is my first post with the team.  

You have until Monday, September 15th to play along with our challenge.  The theme?  Anything Goes. You can use any image to enter the challenge, but to be chosen for the Ike's prize and Top 3, you must use an Ike's World image.

This little cutie is called My Swing and can be found in the Ike's World Store here.  I used my new Spellbinders Foliage dies and roses from The Paper Studio on this card.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I truly appreciate all the great comments that y'all leave for me.  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge

Hello.  Thanks for joining me today.  We begin a new challenge today and the theme for that  challenge is "Masculine."  We want to see those cards for guys, whether older men or younger, they are all welcome.  Our sponsor for this week is:

A Day For Daisies

The team each got to pick an image to work with and I chose "Little Cowboy."

I added a bit of twine to give it a more rustic feeling. I love this sweet image.  The sentiment is Close to My Heart.

Thanks, I appreciate y'all stopping by.  Have a wonderfully blessed day.

Midpost for Challenge #18 Open Minded Crafting Fun

Hello my crafty friends.  I am a tad late posting this card.  I should have had it up earlier, but was busy with household chores.

Today begins the second week of our challenge.  The theme is  "Office Supplies or Jobs."  We have had some really great entries so far. 

We have some wonderful sponsors for this challenge too.

I worked with a Digi Delights by Louby Loo to create my card.  Meet Builder Nancy.

I also used the Tool Time background and Tools Rule sentiment.  The wood background is a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers.

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

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New Challenge at The Crafter's Cafe

Good day to ya!  Thanks for joining me for a new challenge at The Crafter's Cafe this week.  Our challenge this week is a Child's Birthday.  We want to see those great cards for kids.

We have two great sponsors this week:

I used an image from All Dressed Up for my DT project.  This image is called 3 Lil' Party Girls.  I did a pink and green combo as it is one of my favorites.

Thank you for stopping by to see what  I have been up to.  I appreciate it.  Have a wonderful day and God bless y'all.