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

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It's been a while since I posted on my blog.  I will be back in January with some new work.  I just wanted to wish everyone of my followers and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I hope you enjoy your time with your friends and family.  May you be blessed.

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.

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.

New Challenge at Penny's

Hello Friends.  Thanks for joining me today for a new challenge at Penny's this week.  We have an easy theme for y'all this week....Anything Goes.  I know everyone loves these types of challenges.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful

Meet Emily Snow Princess.  Isn't she gorgeous?  I love the Emily images.  Yeah, maybe I am a bit partial. LOL

We hope to see ya this week for this great challenge.
Have a wonderful day and God bless y'all.

New Challenge at Simple Salutations

Good Morning.  Thank you for joining me today.  We have a little change happening at MFP Speedy TV and our challenge.  We are now going to a two week schedule.  We feel this is going to give people a greater chance of entering.  This change take effect with today's challenge, so you have until September 16th to enter.

Our theme for this challenge is a RECIPE Challenge and here's the recipe:
1 Image
2 Flowers
3 Papers
4 Brads

And, you have a chance to win a full stamp set for this challenge.

This stamp set is named "Hydrangea" and can be found in the MFP store.  Make sure to check it out as it has been reworked and very nice.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope y'all will think about entering our challenge.  Have a wonderful Hump Day and God bless.
I can hardly believe we have reached our 100th blog challenge since starting on 23 February 2012!! A very BIG thank you to all our loyal Design team members (past and present), and our loyal followers - without you we would not be here!
We are celebrating with a .....
Blog Hop 3–16 September 2014
FREE digistamp 3-8 Sept 
Challenge #100  "CELEBRATIONS3-30 September
Ad Hoc prizes 17-30 September

You have arrived at my page from  Desire's  blog. All the blogs in the hop are listed at the bottom of this post.
If you have missed any or jumped here, please make sure to go back to the main blog and start from there.
The Hop starts Wed.3 Sept at 8am South African time and will end at 1600 (4pm) on Tues.16 Sept.
The full list of Blog Hop winners will be announced on Thursday 18th September here on the main Digistamps4Joy  blog.  Each blog will also indicate its own winner on 18th September.

7 new digistamps have been released and various team members will have one of these as their prize, while others will be giving away a previously released digistamp!! 

HOP PRIZES - digistamps (from 3-16 Sept) PLUS ad hoc prizes (from 17-30 Sept)
THE MAIN BLOG is giving away 100 REWARD POINTS which can be spent in the Digistamps4Joy store!

Be/become a follower of this blog (I will check)
Leave a comment on this post
You must make sure to stop at every blog along the hop.  You must leave a comment for each blog in order to be eligible for the prizes. We would like to see something more than "Great card" in your comments.  As artists, we like feedback. :)  If you are entering a project for the Celebration Challenge,  you have two weeks to get it in. On Sept. 18, the winners will be announced. Make sure to stop by the main blog, Digi Stamps for Joy to see if you are one of them.

Blog Hop Navigation
If you landed on this page first then just carry on to the next blog  Gloria's blog then go back to the beginning and finish up.

Margy is giving this digistamp "My Ballgown" as a freebie to all Kit and Clowder Facebook members from 3-8 September. Rules are posted on the K&C page.

Don't forget, you can still enter our regular challenge with prizes - running for the whole month of September, with the theme of  "Celebrations". Mr Linky is below this post. This is the card that Margy made for the challenge using "Bunny Magic" digistamp.

There will be ad hoc prizes given away on all the DT blogs after the main HOP is over , and also on this blog. These will only be available after the 18th Sept to 30th September.
Come back here on the 23rd for another surprise!

I made this card using the image "CALL A CAB".  That is the image you can receive if you are a winner here on my blog.  Remember, all you have to do is leave me a comment about my card to be in the running.

I colored this image with Spectrum Noir and used papers from MME.  I added some Glossy Accents on her glasses and the sentiment is printed from my Word Program.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have fun on the hop.  Have a wonderful day and God bless.


DS4J http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com
Emily - http://emsmanythoughts.blogspot.com <---YOU ARE HERE!
JenLee (artist) - http://jencraftsa.blogspot.com
Ursula - http://ursulauphof.blogspot.com
Zella - "Baby blocks (new)" - http://zturley.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Challenge for MFP SWAT

Welcome to our new challenge at MFP Sketch with a Twist.  Beginning with this challenge, we are now going every two weeks.  I think this will give more people time to join in the challenge.

Here's our sketch for this week:

I know this is an unusual type of Back to School card, but I wanted something different.  I like this stamp set, it's really different.

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