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, September 30, 2012

Blog Hop Starts Tomorrow

Happy Sunday Morning my friends.  Just wanted to remind you guys that the Queen Kat 13 Days of Halloween Blog Hop starts tomorrow.  We will be starting over on QKD.  Each day the hop will start there. Make sure you join us for wonderful projects showcasing a variety of stamps available in the store as well as challenges and candy.  Everyone loves candy right..and what a perfect time of year to offer some candy.  We hope to see you at the hop.  :)

Our first day will feature SKULLS.  So here is a snippet of the image I am using for Day 1



Have a wonderful day and God bless.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge Entry

Hello there friends.  How are ya'll today?  It's been a good day for me.  I found this new blog the other day.  Mojo Monday.  I really like all the sketches that they offer.  You can print off the weekly sketches for 2010, 2011 and up to September 2012.  Each week they offer a new sketch challenge.  So, this week is was either a round of square card.  I die cut all the shapes, but couldn't fit everything on a round card so I combined the two and made one card.


I like the way it turned out.  I added a flower from Jolies and a little butterfly charm from my stash.  I used two shades of blue and sand.  I also entered this one into the SCS Color Challenge for this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my new card.  I appreciate each and everyone of you who stop by.  God bless you



Stamp: Hampton Arts
Ink: Colorbox Cat's Eye Aqua; DI Vintage Photo
CS: Sand, Medium Blue, Navy Blue-Colorbok
DP: my stash
Flower: Jolies
Embellies: Butterfly Charm-my stash; Pearls-Queen and Co.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles, Classic Squares, Classic Scalloped Circles and Squares
Adhesives: Glossy Accents; ATG; Pop Dots

DAY 100--THE FINAL PROJECT

Well, can you believe it?  I made it all the way through the 100 Day challenge.  Thank you for checking in everyday to see what I have created.   It has been an eye opening experience.  I can't believe I went the whole 100 days and only spent $45.  Most of that was on adhesives.  Gotta have that right?  Some of the cards were a challenge for me to complete.  I have had to make sure that I set time aside every day to craft.  I didn't always blog daily, but I have managed to post all the cards I made.

The last and final card is for a challenge over on Beccy's Place.  The challenge for September is to use any of Beccy's digi stamps and create a card.  I used the For You free digi that she had up on her blog.

I made the flower using Nestabilities and brown cardstock and the same DP that is on the back ground.  I lightly colored in the butterflies on the sentiment in a light purple.  I added some Sakura Glitter Pen to highlight parts of the butterflies and the flowers.

Thanks so much for following me during my 100 day journey.  My next big project is the 13 Days of Halloween Blog Hop over at Queen Kat Designs.  I will be doing all 13 days.  I received my package of new stamps today and can't wait to get started.  Now, I must warn you.  Some of the stamps are way out of my little safe box.  Even though we don't celebrate Halloween in the traditional way, I still like the images.  So stay tuned and hop along with us starting October 1st.

God bless you all.


Stamps: For You-Beccy's Place free digi; Butterfly-free digi
Ink: Inkjet Printer; DI Vintage Photo
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils and OMS; Sakura Glitter Pen
CS: Kraft-Recollections; White-GP
DP: DCWV
Tools: Fiskar's Border Punch; Nestabilities; Corner Rounder
Pearls: Queen and Co.
Adhesives: 3M Quick Drying Glue; ATG; Pop Dots

Day 99

Hello there friends.  Today I am entering a new challenge over on Created with Love.  I found this blog while catching up on my favorite blogs.  The challenge for this week is Back to School.  I used a new set by Tami Mayberry to do this one and a set from TCP called Back to School.


I stamped the note page first in black then added the numbers on the side and the sentiment in red.  I stamped each little crayon and cut them out.  I used pop dots for the crayons.  I enjoyed making this one even though my daughter has been back in school for a month already.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Stay tuned for Day 100.  I can't believe I finished the challenge.  Yea Me!!!  I hope all of you have a great night and God bless.


Stamps: Notes by Tami Mayberry; Back to School by TCP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Memento London Fog; TCP Red; Colorbox Cat's Eye Tropical; Adirondack Stained Glass
CS: Red-Colorbok; White-GP
DP: DCWV
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Create with TLC: Ready to HOP~!???

Create with TLC: Ready to HOP~!???: Only 5 MORE DAYS~!  The Tlc Design Team and myself will be throwing another one of our fabulous Hops~! Date:  September 30th Time:  To...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Day 98

Howdy folks.  I hope you all are having a great Monday.  My daughter and I are headed to Roba's Farm today with her friend Emma and Emma's mom.  This is the girl's back to school picnic.  Some people think that homeschool children are backwards and not sociable.  Let me tell you..that is the furthest thing from the truth.  If any of you were to meet my girl..she will talk your ear off.  She loves people, especially older folks. Kierstynne and Emma have become the best of friends after meeting this time last year.

Today's card did double duty.  I submitted this card for a challenge over on SCS and the Outlawz.  The SCS challenge was the Featured Stamper Challenge, and for the Outlawz, the challenge was to pick a love song.  I CASEd Jackie Rockwell's Fun in the Sun card.  The front of the card is actually cut into a circle shape.  The song that I picked for the Outlawz challenge was "When a Man loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge.

I found these two little people die from Provo Craft at an outlet store in our area for 50 cents each.  Don't you just love a good deal?  I know I do.  I replaced the words  Man and Woman with the die cuts.  I added a cute little pearlized heart for a little bling.  The hardest part of this card was getting the circle on the front.  I traced a CD and cut out the edges.    The sentiment inside says, "Everything is all good!"

Thanks for taking time out of your Monday to stop and visit me.  Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions.  I just love reading what you think.  Also, I am extending the Blog Candy give away because we have had only 1 person leave a comment so far.  We need at least 4 people to do so.  Thanks again.


Stamp: Sentiments printed out from PC
Ink: Inkjet Printer; DI Antique Linen
Die Cuts: Provo Craft
CS: Red-Colorbok; White-GP; Black-Colorbok
DP: DCWV
Tools: Cuttlebug;
Embellies: Pearlized Heart-Michael's
Adhesives: ATG; Xyron

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day 97

Happy Sunday my friends.  Today's card was made for one of my fellow Tea Potter's mother who is turning 81 on Sept. 26.  She is also fighting a bout of cancer.  This one is for Dorothea.

Dorothea loves the Lord with all her heart.  So, I chose this image from a free coloring book online.  The sentiment is from one of our challenge partners on the Outlawz.  I cut out both images  using my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities.  This card is actually a little bigger than I normally make.  I had to use a 5x7 card so that both images would fit.  I added a strip of DCWV Fabric Paper and some pearls to finish it off.

Thank you for stopping by today and I pray you enjoy the rest of the Sabbath.


Stamps: Free images
Ink: Inkjet Printer
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils and OMS
CS: Recollections Ready Made Card Bases; Gray-Recollections
DP: DCWV
Embellies: White Pearls-Queen and Co.
Tools: Cuttlebug; Nestabilities
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Day 96--Vacation Cottage

Wow.  I can't believe that I almost forgot to post this card today.  That would not have been a good thing.  Today's card is for Queen Kat Designs.  I used Catherine Swinford's Vacation Cottage.  I didn't use any coloring medium on this one.  I think it turned out pretty cute.

I made this one a Fall/Thanksgiving card.  I stamped the image and then used Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist to spray the entire image.  I didn't use any color on it.  I inked the edges, matted it on some gold cardstock and pop dotted it onto a cute gold and green acorn DP.  The sentiment I stamped on some Kraft cardstock and cut it out using an EK Success punch.  I added a strip of green ribbon and some rhinestones to finish it off.

I can't believe I almost forgot to post this one.  My mind ain't what she usta be..lol  Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you all have a blessed day.  

Oh yeah, don't forget about the 13 Days of Halloween over at Queen Kat Designs that starts October 1st.  I have my stamps ordered and on the way.  I am doing all 13 days, so make sure you hop along with us.  My sisters on the DT have some wonderful work to showcase.

Stamp: Vacation Cottage by Catherine Swinford
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in Cork
CS: Olive Green-Colorbok; Gold-DCWV; Kraft-Recollections; White-GP 110#
DP: DCWV
Ribbon: Michael's
Rhinestones: Queen and Co.
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Day 95

Good day to ya'll.  I got behind again on my posting.  Friday, Kierstynne had a school outing at Kirby Park.  Her friend, Emma, went too.  The girls always have a great time when they are together.  So, I was done all day yesterday.  So, I am playing catch up today.

Today's card was made for the sketch challenge over on the Outlawz.  I was kinda thrown for a loop at first, but I managed to figure it out. I think it's kinda cute.

The cute little Penguin is from a stamp set that I won by winning the July Greeting Challenge over on the Outlawz.  It's from the Craft Lounge and has three of the cutest penguins ever.  So, all I did was color in my image, stamp the greeting, cut them out using Nestabilities, shadow the inside with some light blue ink and pop dot them up.  I added a strip of ribbon diagonally and I was finished.  Another very simple card.  With this sketch, you could make any type of card you wanted.  I just chose to use my little penguin.

I hope you enjoyed this card today.  And stop back in later.  I may have more to post.  Thanks so much.  God bless.


Stamp: the Craft Lounge
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Cat's Eye Sky Blue
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils and OMS
CS: White-GP 110#
DP: DCWV
Ribbon: Dollar General
Adhesive: ATG; Pop Dots


Day 94

Hello again.  I am showcasing the 94th card in my challenge today.  I can't believe it's almost over.  Crazy.  But, I have found something to do with the cards I have made.  A friend of mine visits nursing homes quite often and she has some children she knows make cards for the residence.  Well, I told her yesterday that I make handmade greeting cards and ask her if she would like some to take to the homes.  She was so excited and told me that would be a blessing.  So, I am going to gather some together and when I see her on Monday, she's going to get a box full. :)  It will be nice to know that something I made is going to bless someone else.

So today's card was made for the sketch challenge over on SCS.  It is a very simple card and was very easy to make.  I loved the sketch and think I may make up so boxed note cards using this sketch.


I used some Olive Green card stock and cut a 4 1/4" x 2" strip.  I then cut it so that one half would be bigger than the other.  I trimmed 1/4" off the larger piece to give a little space in between the two pieces.  I rounded the corners on one side of both pieces.  I did the DP the same way only it was 4" x 1 3/4".  I used my 2" scalloped punch and my 1 1/2" circle punch for the focal.  The flowers are from the Calypso Tin by Prima.  I glue dotted them onto the middle of the circle.  The stamp is from Fiskars and I used rhinestones as the tittles for the  i's.  Very simple and quick to make.  But, it ended up being quite pretty.

Thanks for stopping in today to see my card.  I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday.  God bless.



Stamp: Fiskar's Friends Forever Quotes
Ink: Dew Drops Spanish Olive; DI Vintage Photo
CS: Very Vanilla-Stampin' Up; Olive Green--Colorbok
DP: DCWV
Embellishments: Flowers-Prima; Leaves-die cuts from a friend; Rhinestones-Queen and Co.
Adhesives: ATG; Glue Dots; Pop Dots

NEW STORAGE IDEA

Good Afternoon.  I hope this post finds all of you well and good.  The other day, I was searching youtube for a video to help a friend when I ran across a video that showed how the lady stored her Nestabilities.  The video was for something dealing with the Cuttlebug, but when she grabbed her Nestabilities to show the technique, I noticed how she stored them.  So,  I searched my house for empty cd cases and went to Walmart last night and bought a big roll of magnet tape for $3.97.  So, for a little over $4, I have a new storage system for my Nestabilities and I thought you guys might like to see it.


It was very easy to do this.  The magnet tape is 1" wide.  I cut it to fit across the cd case and stuck it down.  Then, all I did was place the Nestabilities on the magnet tape and voila.  A new storage system.  I took a black Sharpie marker and wrote the # and name of the set on the front of the case.  It takes up alot less room than the keep the packages they come in.  The only one I wasn't able to do this for was Labels 10.  They were too long.  It also will not work for the Grand Nestabilities.  I haven't seen any bigger cases, but I'm sure they are out there somewhere.

I hope this helps someone who is looking for a storage solution for their Nestabilities.  Have a great day and I will be back a little later with another card for the 100 Day challenge.  God bless ya'll.


Products used:
Empty CD cases
Basic Elements 1" wide Magnetic Tape ( from the kid's craft section at Walmart)
Nestabilities

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day 93

Good Morning.  I hope you all are well rested and ready to have a wonderful day.  Can you believe we are almost at the end of 100 days already?  It doesn't seem possible.  Wow.

Today's card is for another challenge over on the Outlawz.  This one is for Tuesday's Color Challenge.  At first, I was a little unsure of this combo, but the more I looked at it, the more I began to like it.  I had to search my stash for a piece of DP to fit the bill, but I finally found it.

The picture really doesn't do it justice.  The card stock is actually a very pretty shade of Mustard Yellow.  The DP is a dark shade of gray with white.  The ribbon is a shimmery sheer gray.  It is washed out in the picture, but it actually very pretty in person.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs and is the only stamp I used.

Thank you for stopping by today and I pray blessings upon you and your families.  Have a great day!


Stamp: Gina K Designs
Ink: Memento London Fog; DI Vintage Photo
CS: Colorbok Mustard Yellow
DP: DCWV
Ribbon: Michael's
Brad: my stash
Tools: Corner Rounder by Fiskars
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots; Double sided tape

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Day 92

Good Evening everyone.  I am quickly posting this tonight because I am leaving for church here very shortly.  I had a doctor's appointment today and other than my sugar being a little high, a UTI, and my sodium a little low, I am doing just fine.  Perfect heart, perfect blood pressure.  So, praise God for that.

Today's card was made for a challenge on the Outlawz.  We were challenged to make a card using green and red apples.  I just love apples.  To me, they symbolize fall being just around the corner.  My husband works with one of his friends on their farm every year harvesting the fruits and veggies.  They are in the midst of picking apples this week, so I was truly diggin' this challenge.  If you have never had a fresh off the tree apple, you should really try it.  The ones you buy in the stores can't touch a fresh apple.  Juice flowing down your chin, the crispness when you bit into it.  Man, ain't nuthin' better.

So, here's my apple card.
I used a fall theme with my apples.  I stamped five little apples, colored them in and pop dotted them up.  The sentiment is from the same set and I stamped it in black ink with a little red apple stamped over the top.  A touch of ribbon and I was finished.

Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you all are very blessed.  Have a great night.


Stamp: Hampton Arts A Great Pear
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black; DI Vintage Photo
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils, OMS
CS: Colorbok
DP: DCWV
Ribbon: Michael's
Adhesive: ATG; Pop Dots

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day 91

Hello again.  Hope everyone is having a great day.  Kierstynne started her twirling season yesterday.  She loves it and suprisingly, she is very good at it.  This from a child who can't walk across the living room floor without tripping over her own feet..:)

So today's card did double duty.  I showcases it on the Outlawz Challenges for Sunday's CAS Fall challenge and SCS for the Sunday's Featured Stamper challenge.  I love when a card can do that.

Here I made a fall card using the design from the featured stamper.  The poem is from DSP and the happy fall is just a little $1 stamp I found at Michael's a couple years ago.  I made the yellow background paper with a background stamp from DSP.

I hope you like this card.  It's pretty CAS and fallish..hehe  Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see ya'll tomorrow.  God bless ya.

Stamps: DSP; Michael's
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; DI Vintage Photo; Versamark Dew Drops Spanish Olive
CS: Burnt Orange and Yellow-Colorbok; White-GP
DP: DCWV
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Monday, September 17, 2012

Day 90

Hi there!  Can you believe it?  Only 10 more days to go and I will have finished this challenge.  It doesn't seem that long ago that I started this challenge.  Time flies when you are having fun..hehe

So today's card was made for a little boy at our church whose birthday is this week.  I sure hope he likes the circus because when I found this stamp set for $1.99 at Tuesday Morning, I knew I wanted to use it right away.

I stamped the images, colored them in and fussy cut around them all.  The only element that isn't from the TCP set, Circus, is the balloons.  I used a Stampendous set for those.  I used embroidery floss for the strings on the balloons and tied them to the elephant's trunk.  The little clown has a lollipop that I colored and added  Glossy Accents to so that it would shine like a real lollipop.  Everything, except the elephant,  is pop dotted up for depth.

I hope you enjoyed this funny little birthday card.  I had fun making it.  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope ya'll are blessed.

Stamp: TCP Circus; Stampedous Happy Bee Day
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils; OMS, Sakura Glitter Pen; BIC Markers
CS: Yellow-Colorbok; Orange-Recollections
DP: my stash
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots; Glossy Accents

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day 89

Good Sunday Morning friends.  I hope today finds you all well and happy.  My poor husband is sick this morning with a bad cold.  He's laying around on the couch in his pj's watching Rachel Ray.  That man loves her.  He watches her all the time.  :)

So today's card is one that I made for my cousin, Laura's, birthday next week.  She is just starting her photography business and she is good too.  If you would like to check out her work, click HERE.  She really does fabulous work.  Anyway.  Laura loves vintage things, so I made her a vintage card.

The image is a digi that my friend, Jan, sent me.  Isn't it beautiful.  I colored the lady's lips red and added some Rasberry color to the flowers.  Just a little pop of color.  The two big roses are from Prima and the small cream colored flower is from Michael's.  I added some vintage lace that I distressed with DI Vintage Photo.  I added a strip of pearls and two hat pins.  The music DP is from my stash.  I inked all the edges and used my corner rounder on all the corners.  I sure hope she likes it.

This card was made for the Friday Free 4 All challenge over on SCS, but I am also entering it into the Little Miss Muffet Challenge.

Thanks for stopping in today and I pray you all have a wonderfully blessed Sunday.

Stamp: Free Digi
Ink: Inkjet Printer; DI Vintage Photo
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils and OMS
CS: Very Vanilla--Stampin' Up; Brown--Recollections
DP: Music Notes from my stash
Embellishments; Lace-Walmart; Roses-Prima; Cream Flower-Michael's; Hat Pins-AC Moore; Pearls-JoAnn's;
Adhesives: ATG; Foam Tape; Hot Glue Gun; Xyron

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Blog Candy Give Away

Hello there followers.  I have hit 30 followers.  How great is that.  I have decided to go ahead and do the give away at 30 instead of 35.  I think you guys have waited long enough.  So, in order to be entered into the give away, you must leave a comment on this post telling me how you got started making cards.  I have been making them for about 2 years now and boy has my style changed.  I decided to do one of the challenges over on SCS and try my hand at making cards and it just exploded from there.  I love being challenged especially when it causes me to step outside my comfort zone and do something I wouldn't normally do.  So, tell me how you got started and your name will be entered into the drawing.  I will give you guys til Thursday to enter your comments and on Friday I will have my daughter pick a name.  I will post Friday afternoon the winner of the give away.  Excited??? Me too!!   Good luck everyone.  God bless you.

Day 88

Hi guys.  Today I have a card to showcase for Queen Kat Designs.  I used the stamp Ill Gotten Goods by Catherine Swinford.  This little guy is a thief so I named this card, "I Stole It!"  I know I promised you guys no more Halloween cards, but this was my assignment as a design team member for QKD.

I used a new 4x6 stack from Recollections for the background which is embossed black bats.  I thought it fit with this little elf.  I used a piece of candy corn ribbon since that's what he stole.  I colored him with colored pencils and added a little bit of Sakura Glitter Gel Pen to highlight.  The sentiment was printed out from my computer using  the Wet Paint font.  I thought it looked kinda spooky and Halloweenish.  I added a couple of die cut bats to the corners and I was finished.  I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping in today and I can honestly say this is the last Halloween card. hehe  God bless you all and have a great day.


Stamp: Ill Gotten Goods by Catherine Swinford
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Vintage Photo DI
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils; OMS; Sakura Glitter Pens
CS: Basic Black-Stampin Up; White-GP
DP: Recollections
Embellishments: Ribbon-my stash; Bats-my stash
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Day 86

Hello there.  Thanks for stopping in today to see my latest creation.  As I was going through my list of cards I have made during this challenge I realized I forgot to post this one.  It was done for a challenge over on SCS.

I use a yellow scheme for this one because I thought it looked so springy.  The challenge was to use half of something.  So, I stamped the image, cut a mat with my Nestabilities and cut it in half.  I put the other half on the inside.  The greeting is from Viva Las Vegas Stamps.  The inside says, "Well, even if it wasn't your birthday you'd be special."  I added some ribbon and pearls and the card was complete.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm out the door for Bible Study.  I hope you all have a wonderful night.  God bless.

Stamps: Gina K Designs Autumn Splendor; Viva Las Vegas
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils OMS
CS: Yellow-Colorbok; Dark Brown-Colorbok
DP: my stash
Dies: Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares; Classic Squares
Ribbon: my stash
Pearls: Queen and Co.
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day 85

Good Morning.  How is everyone this morning?  I am sleepy.  I had to get up way early and I'm ready to go back to bed, but I can't.  As soon as I post this I am out the door for a doctor's appt. Phewy!!

So, my card today is a special one.  Ms. Eula Cousins lives in Philadelphia and is celebrating her 110th birthday on Sept. 14.  Amazing.  Can you just imagine the things she has seen and done?  She is like a walking history book.  I would love to have the chance to sit down and talk to her for hours.  She was brought to my attention through the Teapot Tuesday's group over on SCS.  Our challenge was to make a birthday card for her that either showed what we think of when we think of birthdays or a special birthday memory.  Well, I didn't think Ms. Eula would want a Scooby Doo birthday card..hehe  So, I wrote a letter and tucked it inside her card to read about my bestest birthday memory.

When I was growing up, I never had  birthday parties.  My birthday usually falls the week of Thanksgiving or on Thanksgiving Day.  We always had Thanksgiving Dinner at my Granny's house so instead of a party, we always just had birthday cake for dessert.  I never had a special party just to celebrate me.

In 1999 I moved here to NE PA to marry my fiance, Tim.  That year on my birthday, Tim took off work and took me out for the whole day.  We went to the mall and out to lunch.  We just hung out together all day.  On the way home, he asked if it would be ok for us to stop at his mother's house.  Of course.  I love his mother.  I couldn't have hand picked a better mother in law.  So, when I walked in the house, all these people shouted, "SURPRISE!!!".  I almost had a heart attack.  All of Tim's family was there..aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents..And they all came just to celebrate my 27th birthday. I couldn't believe it.  My MIL had decorated the entire downstairs with streamers, balloons and Scooby Doo stuff.  I have always loved Scooby.  The tablecloth, plates, napkins, cups and even my cake all had Scooby.  There was a table full of presents and cards.  We played games that most kids play at birthday parties.  Pin the Tale on the Donkey, Bingo, and even a game that Tim's family calls Dirty Bingo...no it's not what you think.  There are like 7 presents in the center of the table.  You each pick three numbers out of a hat and when your number is called, you take a present.  If there are no presents left when your number is called, you steal someone else's present.  It's loads of fun to watch everyone try to hide their presents or fight over one particular one.  When all the numbers are called, whoever has the 7 presents gets to open them.  It's a riot to see what's in there because they aren't always what you think they are.  Dish rags, socks, underwear, denture cleaner, just funny gag gifts..It's a riot.

So, that's my favorite birthday memory.  I'm turning 40 on Nov. 27th so we will see what my hubby has up his sleeve..:)

Now that you have read that long story, here's Ms. Eula's card....

Isn't she precious?  I liked this one because years ago, every lady had hat boxes that they kept their hats in.  And this little lady has on a fancy hat.  I thought Ms. Eula would like this one.  And yes, she is definitely precious in His sight.  On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Fiskar's Make a Wish set that say's "It takes a long time to grow young."  Pablo Picaso said that.  I thought it fit very well with this card.

Thanks for stopping by today and reading about Ms. Eula and my favorite birthday memory.  I pray you all have a wonderful day...off to the doctor I go.  God bless.

Stamp: Digi image and sentiment sent to me by my friend Jan; Inside sentiment: Fiskar's Make a Wish set
Ink: Printer; Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo DI
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils, OMS
CS: Colorbok
DP: My stash
Adhesives: ATG

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Day 84

Good Evening friends.  I hope all of you enjoyed your day.  I had some quiet time this afternoon while Kierstynne was at her grandmother's house.  I should have been doing laundry, or working on cards, but I didn't.  I laid on the couch and took a nap.  Yes sir, I sure did.  But, I did get back to my craft desk when I woke up.  My husband is working late tonight, so as soon as I finish this post, I am going to bed.  I am definitely not a morning person and I have to be up at 7:45a for an 8am meeting online.  UUGGGGHHH!!  I'm like Garfield...I don't do mornings well.

So, as I promised yesterday, no more Halloween.  This card was made for a challenge over on the Outlawz for the Monday's Greeting Card challenge.  Our theme this week is sewing.  So, since I don't have a sewing machine and I'm not too good with hand stitching, this is the card I came up with....

Don't you just love House Mouse?  I know I do.  And this little guy using a pin cushion as a trampoline was great.  I couldn't resist using this image.  I pulled some DP from my stash and a sentiment that my friend Jan sent me.  It was a fairly quick card to put together.  I hope you like it.

Thanks for stoppin' in today.  I hope you all have a blessed evening.

Stamp: House Mouse Designs; Sentiment-my stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils; OMS; Sakura Glitter Pens
CS: White and Back-Stampin' Up
DP: My stash
Rhinestones: Queen and Co.
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Day 83

Well, can you believe it? Day 83 is Tuesday and I am actually posting it on Tuesday..Whoo Hoo...I'm on a roll.  It's very chilly here in Ransom, PA this morning.  I am sitting here in flannel pjs and a fleece jacket.  I refuse to turn on our heat in September.  Uh Uh..not gonna happen.  We have oil heat and I'm not about to turn it on.  The price of oil is outrageous.  I still have to have our tanks filled and it's gonna cost around $1,000.  I am hoping a full tank will get us through the winter, but they are calling for a really bad winter, so let's pray it lasts.

So, on this chilly September morn, I have another Halloween card.  I promise this is the last one.  I have a cute little friendship card for tomorrow and then for Wednesday I have a birthday card that is going out to a woman in Philadelphia who is turning 110 on the 14th.  Can you imagine?  110?  I would love to sit down and talk to this woman about all the things she has seen and done in her lifetime. I can't imagine all the neat things she has seen..going from horse and buggy to cars, both world wars, inside bathrooms, electricity in the home.  Amazing.  She is truly a blessed woman.

So, my card for today...

I used another stamp from the same set as the Witchy Kitty.  I love this little bear with his paws in the honey pot.  He sure has his Halloween treat.  I made this card for a challenge over on SCS.  It was a color blocked challenge.  I used two small pieces of DP and a larger piece of burnt orange CS which I ran through my Cuttlebug using a Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder.    Cute right?

Well, I do thank you for stopping in again today to keep track of my 100 days challenge.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and be blessed.

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Cat's eye Ocean Blue and Yellow
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils and OMS
CS: Basic Black--Stampin' Up; Burnt Orange--Colorbok
DP: Recollections
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Day 82

Good morning ya'll.  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  My daughter had a friend sleep over all weekend and they had a ball.  When we took her home on Sunday and got back home, I couldn't believe how quiet the house was.  It was shocking.  But, they had a great time together.

Today's card is another Halloween card.  I don't know why I am in such Halloween mode this year.  I hope I can find somewhere to send them or sell them or whatever.  I did post my first 4 cards on ebay, so we will see how that goes.  So, this card I called Witchy Kitty.  I love the look on this little cat's face.  

I made this card for the SCS's Sunday Featured Stamper challenge.  This week our FS is Angela R.  She has a gallery full of wonderful cards.  I used her SSSC158, Dance Like Nobody's Watching.  Check out her gallery when you get a minute.

I colored in my image with colored pencils and OMS.  I used Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles to cut a mat for the image.  I inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI.  The white DP is from Recollections new Halloween stack and the pumpkin DP is from my stash.  Everything else I used are also stash items.

Thanks for stopping in this morning and I pray you have a wonderfully blessed day!


Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo DI
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils, OMS
CS: Basic Black-Stampin' Up; Burnt Orange-Colorbok; Bright Orange-Recollections; Purple-Colorbok
DP: White Piece-Recollections; Pumpkins-my stash
Dies: Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles
Rhinestones: Queen and Co.
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Day 81

Howdy ya'll..WhoooHooo, I am actually ahead of posting.  This post catches me up completely.  Now if I can just find 10 extra minutes each day I can post daily like I should.  Yeah, we'll see..

Today's card is a sweet one.  I am definitely a sweet, pretty, cute kind of card maker.  I have enjoyed stretching my limits though as a designer for Queen Kats Designs.  It's been an adventure to say the least.

This pretty little card was fun to make.  I used a Magnolia Image for this one.

Each one of us is truly a work of art fashioned by God's own hand.  So, that is the sentiment I used for this card.  Joni Erickson Tada is a Christian woman who was injured at the age of 19.  She is paralyzed but didn't let that stop her from accomplishing her dreams.  She's an author of numerous books and a motivational speaker.  She is an amazing woman.  I colored Tilda with colored pencils and OMS.  I used my square Nestabilities to cut out the image and then mounted it on a scalloped square.  I turned the whole thing diagonally and attached it after cutting off the left corner.  I added some purple and white flowers and a cute purple butterfly.  The patterned paper is from my stash.

I hope you like this one today, I know I do.  Thanks for stopping by and I pray God's blessing on each of you.

Stamp: Tilda from Magnolia
Ink: Unknown
CS: Gray: Recollections
DP: my stash
Dies: Nestabilities
Embellies: Martha Stewart
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Day 80

Greetings my friends.  How is everyone?  I hope your day is going great.  Today's card was made for two challenges, both over on the Outlawz.    Our challenges were to use teddy bears and music.  So, this is what I came up with...

As ya'll know I am a purple fanatic.  I just love it.  So, of course, I had to give my little bear a purple skirt.  I used a sheet of paper from my stash with lots of music notes on it.  I stamped some music notes on black card stock and punched the edge with a Fiskars Border Punch.  I printed out a sentiment from my computer and mounted it and the bear on purple.  It was very simple.

Thanks again for stopping in to check out my card.  Have a super blessed day.

Stamp:  Free coloring page from internet;  Stampendous
Ink: Inkjet Printer; Staz On Opaque White
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils and OMS
CS: Purple: Colorbok; Black: Recollections; White: GP
DP: my stash
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Day 79

Hello there.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you all are enjoying your weekend.  Kierstynne had a friend sleep over last night so they are having a grand ole time today.

I have another Halloween card for you.  I know it sounds weird for someone who doesn't celebrate Halloween to be in the mood to create Halloween cards.  I can't help it.  I just love all the cute designs.  I have listed four of my cards on ebay, so we will see what happens.  Wish me luck..

Today's card I am calling Vintage Kitty.  Back in 2007 I found a little Scrapbook desktop calendar.  I thought it was pretty neat.  It has been hiding in my stash for 5 years.  I am not sure who produces them, but I have seen them every year at the calendar kiosk at the mall around Christmas time.  These little images were on one of the sheets.  I fussy cut around them and made this card....

I added some black Happy Halloween ribbon and made two little orange bows with the Bow Easy to attach the banner.  Isn't that the cutest little witch cat?

Thanks for stopping in today to check out my latest card.  I truly appreciate it.  Have a blessed day!

Images: Scrapbooking Calendar 2007
CS: Colorbok
DP: my stash
Ribbon: Michael's
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Day 78

Good Afternoon friends.  So glad to see you have stopped in today.  I am creating away here in NEPA.  I sat down and made 8 Halloween cards last night.  I am almost finished with the 100 days challenge and I have given myself another personal challenge.  For the next 5 months I am going to pick a bin of scraps, which are seperated by color, and only use what is in that bin to make cards.  I will continue throughout the month creating cards until the bin is empty.  I have to eliminate some of the stash I have around here.  The only other card stock I am going to use is what I use for card bases.  I think that's a pretty good challenge, don't ya'll?

So today I am going to show one of the Halloween Cards I made and then post some of the others later.  This one turned out kinda cute I think.  I love the dancing skeleton.

I didn't do a very good job scanning in this picture.  It's raining outside today so I couldn't get a very good picture using natural light.  I stamped the image and then matted it on purple card stock.  The pattern papers are from a new stack by Recollections.  I have a 3 ring binder that I store all my sketches in and I have been in order, making a card from each sketch.  This was one of the sketches in my book.

Thank you all so much for stopping in to keep track of my progress and see my creations.  Have a truly blessed Saturday.

Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Purple: Colorbok; Black: Stampin' Up; White: GP; Orange: Recollections
DP: Recollections
Adhesives: ATG

Day 77

Good Morning.  Today I have a card for you featuring a new stamp from Queen Kat Designs.  It's called Vacation Cottage and is designed by Catherine Swinford.  She has alot of beautiful stamps over at QKD.  This time I made the stamp into a Christmas Card.

Isn't it cute?  These little pixie houses are just adorable.  I colored them with my old standby, colored pencils.  I added some Sakura Red Glitter Pen and Clear Glitter Pen to make it a little more Christmasy?? Is that really a word..oh well it is now..The back ground paper has little red and green buttons on it, so when I found this ribbon in my stash, I knew it would work well together.  The sentiment is a stamp from my collection.  I added some rhinestones to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping in today and if you get a chance, stop over at QKD   Vikki has revamped the store and it's great.  I hope you all have a great day and I will be back later today to finish up my last few days of cards.  Have a blessed Saturday!

Stamp: Vacation Cottages by Catherine Swinford; Sentiment from my stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, DI Worn Lipstick; Sakura Glitter Pens
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils and OMS
CS: Stampin' Up
DP: my stash
Ribbon: my stash
Rhinestones: Queen and Co.
Adhesives: ATG; Pop dots

Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 76


Hi friends.  Today I have a special card.  For those of you who don't know, I homeschool my daughter, Kierstynne.  I love it!  We use a program called Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School which is a combination of homeschool and public school.  Most of her work is on the computer.  Through this school program, we have a group called the Parent Ambassadors.  We help new families who are just coming in to get acclimated to the system and the school.  One of our ladies who is an ambassador was in a serious car accident.  She was hit head on by a another car that swerved into her lane.  She was seriously injured.  She has been transferred from the hospital to the rehab center.  She is doing much better, but still has a long way to go.  Over on SCS, the Teapot Tuesdays group through a Tea Party for her and this is the card that I made for her.


I used a coloring page that I found online for this card.  I colored it to resemble stained glass using colored pencils and OMS. I added a little Sakura Glitter Pen to accent.   I used an embossed background paper that my friend Jan sent me.  The sentiment is a freebie from  www.freedigistamps.com.  Iadded some black and white polk a dot ribbon and tied a bow.  I sure home Brenda likes her card.

Thanks for stoppin'  in today and have a great day.  Blessings my friends.

Stamp: Free coloring page
Ink: Inkjet
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils, OMS, Sakura Glitter Pen
CS: Black-Stampin' Up; White-GP  100#
Embossing Folder-Cuttlebug
Ribbon: Michael's
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Day 75--3/4 done!

WOW..I'm at the 3/4th mark.  It's been so much fun.  I have really enjoyed this challenge.  I have saved money, used up product and challenged myself more than I ever have.  It's been a good thing.

Today's card was created for a swap I joined on SCS call TRI-anything.  The only rule was that the cards had to have some type of wheel..anything with wheels.  So, this is what I picked....

Isn't this a sweet image?  Goes right along with my life on a farm.  This stamp is from Gina K Designs and is called  Farm Life.  It's a sweet set that has some beautiful images and sentiments.  I colored this one with colored pencils and OMS, matted it on red and then white, added some gingham red ribbon.  I used a piece of chevron patterened paper from my stash and that's the card.

Thanks again, for stopping in.  Have a blessed day!

Stamps: Gina K Designs Farm Life
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils, OMS
CS: all Stampin' Up
DP: my stash
Ribbon: my stash
Adhesive: ATG; Pop Dots

Day 74

Hello.  I am udderly excited to bring you this card today.  I grew up on a farm with my grandparents.  We always had lots of animals and crops.  I think I was probably around 10 before I ever realized you could by actual groceries in the store.  Weird right?  The only things I can remember my granny going to the store for were sugar, flour, Crisco, chips and soda.  We had everything else at our fingertips.  We milked the cows daily and once a year we butchered a cow for beef.  We had chickens for eggs and whenever we wanted chicken for dinner, we would go to the barn and get one.  Pigs, we had those too. I even raised a baby pig one year because it was the runt. We butchered one every fall and put it in the smokehouse.  There is nothing that smells better than a smokehouse.  It has a distinct smell and just smells good.  We grew all types of vegetables and worked the gardens daily.  I didn't even know you could buy veggies in a can..lol  Every morning before school I would get up around 5am, go milk, gather eggs, slop the hogs, and feed all the animals.  I could drive a tractor before I could drive a lawn mower.  It was a wonderful childhood with lots of great memories.

So, I decided to make a birthday card using one of my favorite barn yard animals.

Yep, that's right.  I love cows.  They are so cute.  This little stamp is so adorable.  I love the play on words.  I didn't want to do a lot to this card, so I used a die cut someone had sent me, split it in half and attatched half to each side of the matted image.  I used a pink BIC Marker to color in the cows nose and udders.  I used my white gel pen to add faux stitching around the red.

Thanks for stopping in today and learning about a part of my childhood.  I pray you have a blessed day.

Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;DI Vintage Phots;  BIC Marker; Sakura White Gel Pen
CS: Black--Colorbox; Red--unknown; White-GP 110#
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Day 73

Hello.  Today I have a little card that I made for our Teapotter's group over on SCS.  This card was sent out to a little boy named Tyler.  He's having a rough time of it, but loves to smile.  This little free digi fit right into the theme of cards.  You can read more about Tyler HERE.


Isn't he cute?  And he's on the trail of some smiles.   I used my colored pencils and added some Glossy Accents on the magnifying glass to make it shine.  I pulled a piece of DP from my stash that was all about adventure.  I printed off the sentiment from my computer using my Microsoft Word Processing program.  I love all the different fonts on that program.

Thanks for taking a look today.  I hope you all have a blessed day.

Stamp: Free Digi
Ink: Inkjet
DP: my stash
CS: Chocolate Brown: Colorbok; Black: Recollections; White:GP 100#
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils; OMS
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots; Glossy Accents

Day 72

Howdy folks!  Thanks for stopping in today.  I have a cute Back To School card for today.  I used another free digi that I found online.  I told you guys I was really diggin' these digis.  I used some school paper for the background.  I colored her with my old standby..colored pencils.  I just love the look you get using them.

I fussy cut out the little girl and pop dotted her onto the chalk board.  I printed out the sentiment from my computer.  Don't you just love the little pieces of colored chalk?

Thanks again for stopping in today.  I pray you have a great day!  God bless you.


Stamp: Free digi
Ink: Inkjet printer
CS: Whisper White-Stampin' Up; Yellow-Recollections
DP: my stash
Adhesives: ATG; Pop dots

Day 71

Day 71 already?  Wow.  I can't believe it.  Today's card is a sweet little card using a digi stamp and Nestabilities.  It's color scheme is black and white.  Always a classy combo.

I used the scalloped circle Nestabilities and the classic circles.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background.  The image is a free digi from online and I colored her with colored pencils.  The sentiment was sent to me from the Wish RAK on SCS.

Thanks again for stopping in to visit.  Have a great day and God bless you.

Stamp: free digi
Ink: Inkjet printer
CS: Basic Black-Stampin' Up; White-GP 110#
Cuttlebug Folder
Nestabilities
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Day 70

Good Morning.  How is everyone today?  Today's card is a purple card.  I just love the color purple.  I did this card for a challenge over on the Outlawz.  It was for the color challenge.  Two shades of purple  and white.  The twist was to add a letter.


I used more than two colors of purple because I just love that color.  I think there are five shades of purple.

Thanks for stopping by today to see this pretty purple card.  Have a wonderfully blessed day.

Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Versamark Dew Drops Plum
CS: Whisper White-Stampin' Up; Dark Purple, Medium Purple-Colorbok
DP: K&CO
Ribbon: my stash
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Day 69

Hey friends.  Have you guys noticed how fast summer went?  It seems to me that it just flew by.  I can't believe we are almost finished our second week of school already.  It seems the older I get, the faster time flies.  We are right around the corner from Halloween.  Our family doesn't go all our to decorate or celebrate Halloween in the traditional way like most people, but I love making Halloween cards.  I love all the little spooky characters and cute pumpkins.  I still remember the first Halloween costume that I got to pick our for myself.  I was about 6 years old and was crazy about Wonder Woman.  My grandmother took me to the store and I found a costume that was Wonder Woman.  Linda Carter was a beautiful woman.  I wanted to be her.  The costume was a plastic slip on suit with the hard plastic mask with eye holes, nose holes and a mouth hole.  Do you guys remember those??  Looking back on them I realize how cheesy they were, but I thought I was hot stuff in my Wonder Woman costume.

Today, we celebrate Halloween with a fun time at church that we call Light the Night.  All the kids come dressed in their costumes.  Our pastor's wife picks a different theme every year.  Last year was story book characters and Kierstynne picked out a cute little cat princess.  The year before it was food.  We found a cute cupcake costume for Kierstynne.  We play games, have a Bible story, and lots of snacks.  Most of the children at our church don't go trick or treating, so people in the church donate tons of candy.  The adults each have a bag of candy and are stationed around the church.  The kids come around to each adult and receive candy.  They keep going around until all the candy is gone.  They end up with a big bag of candy.  It's alot of fun for them and it's safe.    I do let Kierstynne go around to some of the houses here in our neighborhood because everyone knows each other and knew my husband when he was a kid.

So today's card is a Halloween card.  I used the sketch challenge over on the Outlawz and the color challenge on SCS.

Thanks for stopping in today and listening to me ramble about Halloween.  I pray you have a wonderful day and God bless you.



Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; DI Peeled Paint
CS: Chocolate Chip-Stampin' Up; Basic Grey-Colorbok; Gumball Green-Colorbok; White-GP 110#
DP; my stash
Embellishments: buttons-my stash
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots; Glue Dots

Day 68

Hello there!  How are you today?  I hope everyone is having a good day.  I am just blogging along, trying to get all my cards posted.  I am not a daily blogger.  I wish I were.  I homeschool my daughter, take care of our house, and it seems I always have something on my daily calendar.  So, blogging is a little low on my list ..lol.  
Today's card was done for a challenge over on the Outlawz.  I just love that site.  The challenge was a sketch challenge.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this one until I started going through my stash and found this cute little paper.  It worked perfectly for the sketch.  No extra cutting or punching.  I think it turned out pretty cute.

I used the paper with the whole frame intact instead of cutting it apart.   I added some ribbon and card stock and it was finished.  I think this one took me all of 10 minutes after I found the paper.

Thanks so much for stopping in.  You guys have no idea what it means to me to have you  care about my projects.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Have a great day and may God richly bless you.


CS: Orange-Recollections; White-GP 110#
DP: Scrapbooking Calendar from 2009
Ribbon: my stash
Adhesive: ATG

Day 67

Hi friends.  Today I am cheating a little bit.  I made this card at the beginning of the challenge and forgot to upload it.  I realized it as I was going through my list.  So, even though it is not the 67th card I made, I still made it during the challenge..so it still counts, right?

This card was made with my Cricut and the Sweet Treats cartridge.

I cut out the blackout shape then cut all the little pieces that fit on the sundae.  It looks yummy right?  I added some ric rak I had in my stash to decorate the dish and some yellow striped ribbon for accent.  I inked the edges of the sentiment and it was finished.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  Makes me want to run out and get an Ice Cream Sundae from Dairy Queen.

Thanks everyone for stopping by today.  I truly appreciate it.  God bless you.


Image: Cricut Die Cut from Sweet Treats Cartridge
Stamp: Close to My Heart
Ink: Staz On Black; Cat's Eye Sky Blue
Ribbon: my stash
CS: Colorbok Yellow
DP: K&CO
Adhesive: ATG; Pop dots

Day 66

Hi!  Thanks for stopping in today.  I have a cute little House Mouse card for today.  I made this little cutie for the Free for All challenge over on SCS.   We had to make a birthday card and if we included balloons, we got extra points.  Well, I snagged those points with this card.

I used some paper from K&Co for the background and some cs from my stash to make this card.  I used the same sketch that I used on Day 63's card.  I just love this sketch.  I think it may be a go to one from now on.  It's simple, but cute.  I colored it in with colored pencils and OMS.   Added a little ribbon and it was finished.

Thanks for popping in today.  Have a wonderful day and God bless.


Stamp: House Mouse; Inkadinkadoo (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils, OMS
CS: Stampin' Up card base; Pink-Colorbok; Green-Colorbok
DP: K&CO
Ribbon: my stash
Adhesives: ATG; Popdots

Day 65

Howdy!  I might be alittle behind the times, but guess what I have found that I am in love with???  Digi Stamps..that's right, I'm entering the techno world.  LOL.  I love the feel of the ink, stamps, and the smell of actual rubber stamps.  I will never go totally digi, but I am really diggin' the digis.  I love how you can change the size to fit your project or combine two together.  I am not all that tech savy, but I can figure out some of it.  I have found alot of free ones online and I have used quite a few.  The one I used on today's project has to be one of my favorites.  There is nothing sexier to me that a rugged cowboy.  The fit of the jeans, the cowboy boots, a great Stetson...whew...I need a cold shower..lol   Being from the south, there are lots of cowboys and rednecks.  They are totally different just so you know..:)  Living here in PA, I miss seeing the cowboys walk through Wal-Mart.  It's something you definitely don't see up here.  So, without further ado, my cowboy....

I made this card for the Tuesday's Color Challenge over on the Outlawz.  If you haven't had a chance to go visit them, Colleen has set up a wonderful site.  It's full of challenges with some really great prizes.  I have won two monthly challenges so far.  Talk about shocking.  How cool is that, right?  So, back to the card...I used a striped distressed blue tone background paper.  I colored in my image with colored pencils and OMS.  This seems to be my favorite coloring medium.  I have alcohol pens, but I need to take a class or something..hehe  I matted the image and sentiment, that I printed out, on chocolate brown cs and dark teal cs.  I foam dotted the focal image up and added a cowboy hat that I found in my stash from a pad of HOTP paper.  I inked the edges in Vintage Photo DI and that finished off the card.

I hope you like this rugged cowboy as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping in and have a blessed day.


Stamp:  Free digi found online
Ink:  Inkjet printer; DI Vintage Photo
CS: Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up; Dark Teal by Colorbok; Light Brown by Colorbok
DP: my stash
Embellishments: cowboy hat from HOTP
Adhesives: ATG; Pop Dots

Day 64

Good Morning again, I just want to thank you guys for stopping in to check out my work.  I truly appreciate all the comments that you guys leave and for those of you who follow me.  We are up to 29 followers, and only need 6 more so that I can give away some candy.  Everyone loves candy right?  So, please get your friends, family, crafting buddies, even your dog to sign up.  LOL.

So today's card is for a challenge over on SCS.  The challenge is to use fabric.  I don't have alot of fabric, other then ribbon, but I did run across a cute paper pack from DCWV that is fabric paper.  I found it on sale at Jo-Ann's and thought I would give it a try.  Well, it's been sitting in my stash for about 8 months because I wasn't sure what to do with it.  Have you guys ever done that?  It looked so neat and felt really cool too and I just had to have it.  Yeah, and I wonder why my stash of paper is equal to a craft store's.  So, this card gave me the perfect opportunity to pull out that paper and get to work.

I used two of the papers and even got really crafty and green and pulled the ribbon off the front of the package and used it here.  I added three cute little butterflies and voila!  I didn't put a sentiment on the front because I didn't was to detract from the softness of the card, so I put it on the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I pray blessings on you always.


DP--DCWV Self Adhesive Fabric Paper
CS--Stampin' Up Very Vanilla
Ribbon--Recycled from front of package
Butterflies--Martha Stewart

Day 63

Hi there!  Today's card did triple duty.  Two challenges on SCS and one on the Outlawz.   Apples were the theme for this card.  I love the sketch challenge for this card.  It's a little bit country, a little bit autumn and I think, alot cute..:)


Thanks so much for stopping in today to take a gander.  Have a wonderful day and God bless.


Stamps--Gina K Designs Autumn Splendor
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black; DI Vintage Photo
CS--Recollections Light Brown; Colorbok Dark Green; Colorbok Lime Green
DP--my stash
Embellishment--Sandy Lion Apple Sticker
Adhesives--ATG; Pop dots

Day 62

Good Morning friends,  today's card is a cute little get well card for a little boy who goes to my church.  Roy is 6 years old and somehow fell out of his bedroom window.  He was being punished and was sent to his room.  The next thing his parents hear is a scream and then crying.  When they found him, he was laying 22 feet down on the ground.  When they rushed him to the hospital, his injuries were so severe, they air flighted him to the children's hospital in Danville, PA.  The doctors didn't expect him to live through the night, but he surprised everyone and pulled through.  He still has a long healing process in front of him as well as more surgeries. God kept His hand on Roy throughout this whole thing.  He does have some cracks in his C4 and C5 vertebrae, but he is wearing a neck brace and seems to be doing just fine.  Roy loves Sponge Bob Squarepants, so I made this cute little card with a Cricut image that I received in a swap.  I hope you like it.


Thank you for stopping by today and I pray God bless you!

Sponge Bob--Cricut Image
DP--my stash
CS--Stampin' Up Whisper White;  Colorbok Red
Adhesives--ATG, Foam Tape

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ill Gotten Goods--Day 61

Dzień dobry.  Today is Polish Day.  We have a huge population of Polish immigrants here in our area of NE PA.  So, I thought it fittin' to introduce ya'll to the Polish way of saying good morning.  :)

Today, my "card"  isn't really a card.  It's an altered project and the first one I have ever done of this kind.  I wanted to a little something different for Queen Kat Designs this week.  As I peruse all the wonderful galleries of my fellow design team members, I am amazed at all the beautiful artwork that they produce.  If you have a minute or two, you should check out our blog over at Queen Kat Designs Blog.  There you will find beautiful projects plus links to the design member's blogs.

So, my project today is a 5x7 altered canvas.  I use three different papers from DCWV's new Halloween Paper Stack.  There are some really cool papers in that stack.  I used Mod Podge to add the papers.  I also used Black String for a spiderweb look, purple and cream flowers, rhinestones, a glittery spider and a skeleton hand.  But, the main focus is the cute little image from Catherine Swinford called Ill Gotten Goods.  I used Bic Markers and Sakura Gel Pens to color in the image.  I fussy cut him out and pop dotted him up in the corner.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  I can't wait to see what Kierstynne thinks of it.  I may have to buy a frame to put it in so she can display it for Halloween.  That kid is Halloween crazy. :)

Dziękujemy za zatrzymanie pociągu na dziś i niech Bóg was błogosławi.  (Thank you for stopping in today and God bless you.