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

Friday, February 28, 2014

Welcome to our weekly challenge.  This week our challenge is "Anything but a Square".  Let's see some of those creative oval, circle, triangle cards this week. 

Remember, we now have two winners per challenge plus a top 5.  

I made my first ever circle easel card for this challenge.  I think I did it right, but who knows.  It turned out ok so that's all that matters, right?

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see some of your projects over at QKR Stampede this week.  Have a great weekend and God bless.

Image: Flying Mouse by QKR Stampede
Sentiment: Birthday Candles by QKR Stampede
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, BIC Marker
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, Recollections
Papers: The Paper Studio
Gems: Studio G, Queen and Co
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, Glossy Accents, Fiskar's Circle Cutter, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles, Classic Scalloped Circles, Cuttlebug

From the Heart February Challenge

This is going to be a very short post.  I have been working my butt off today.  I made 15 cards in the last two days.  My fingers are tired.  I have been working to make sure my DT obligations are fulfilled before I leave for VA tomorrow.  I will blog all my cards when I get back, unless I get a chance to do some tomorrow.  Most of them are for next week and some for the week after, but I'm not sure when I will be back.

I will miss doing my challenges for the next couple of weeks, but I need to go visit with my Granny.  I will always have challenges but I won't always have her.  I'm sure y'all understand.

This card is for the From the Heart Progressive Monthly Freebie Challenge.  I love the Birdbrains. :)

I hope y'all have a great weekend and I will see y'all when I get back!!  God bless each and every one of you.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sad News

Hello my faithful followers.  I have some sad news that I want to share with y'all.  My Granny, who raised me, is living out her last days.  She is in comfort care now and pretty much just existing. She can't eat, can't really move around, has an infection that the doctors cannot find, three bed sores and gangrene has set in on her remaining foot.  I am leaving for Virginia on Saturday to go see her.  I was able to speak with her on the phone this morning and let her know that I am coming and that I love her.  I'm not sure how much posting I will get done.  I am trying to catch up and get ahead on my design team cards so that I will not have to worry about them for a few weeks.  

I will be back as soon as possible here on my blog. Take care of yourselves and God bless y'all.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Clear It Out Blog Hop

Clear it Out Challenge Blog

Welcome, friends, to Clear It Out's 3rd Anniversary
Blog Hop.  We have a great line up for y'all today. Please take the time to visit each of the design team's blogs and see what they have created.

Each blog hop stop will have some prizes.  There are also prizes on the Clear It Out blog.

Our theme this week is Birthdays and our stash item is Bling.

We have two great sponsors for our hop.  First up, we have 

They are offering three (3) images for one random winner.

Secondly, we have
Meljen's Designs

They have three (3) images for one random winner, also.

 Winners will be announced on the CIO blog next Tuesday.

Here is the card that I made using a Scribbles Designs image.

This is the Blog Hop List:

Emily---You are Here!! :)
Clear It Out

Like I said earlier, each person has something to give away on their blog.  For my prize, I have a surprise embellishment package.  What do you have to do to win you ask? Become a follower and leave a comment on this post and I will have my daughter pick a winner from the entries.  I will post the winner on my CIO blog post next Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope y'all enjoy the hop and make sure to leave some love for all the design team.  Have a wonderful day and God bless.

Image: Scribbles Designs
Sentiment: Sizzix Die and Stamp set by Stephanie Barnard
Ink: Memento Bahama Blue, Versafine Black Onyx
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Sakura Glitter Clear Star Pen, BIC Marker
Cardstock: Recollections, GP
Papers: The Paper Studio
Bling: Queen and Co
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, The Paper Studio Wood Grain Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals, Banner die from Sizzix set

Challenges I would like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge--#247 Recipe Challenge
Card Making Mamas--Stack It Up
Craftitude--#59 Music Themed (I used the song, "What Does the Fox Say" for my card)
Crazy 4 Challenges--#224 Inspired by Music (the song, "What Does the Fox Say?" inspired me)
Glitter and Sparkle--#73 Bright Funky Colors
Card Mania--Use a Sentiment
Incy Wincy--Birthdays
Love to Create--#104  Anything Goes

Monday, February 24, 2014

Just a Note

Hello friends.  I just wanted to post a little blurb to let y'all know that Kierstynne's card was spotlighted on Delicious Doodles last Friday.  She was so excited.  She's looking forward to creating more cards and entering more challenges.

If any of you know of a challenge blog that will allow junior design team members, please let me know. She's driving me nuts to be part of a design team like her mommy.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

New Challenge at Art by Miran

Hello folks.  I have another card for y'all tonight. This one uses an image from Art by Miran.  You can find her art by clicking the link or by checking out her FB page here.

I made a center step card for this one.  If you would like to have this image, I think it's still available for free if you go to Miran's FB page and request it.  I made the flowers to coordinate with the papers.  

Thanks, guys, for always stopping in and leaving me some love.  I really appreciate the time y'all take out of your busy days to come see what I have been up to.  Have a great day and God bless.

Image: Art by Miran
Sentiment: Cardz TV
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tangelo
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, BIC Markers
Cardstock: Colorbok, GP, Recollections
Papers: Colorbok
Flowers: Handmade by me with a punch, Jolie's, Jo Ann's
Greenery: Sent to me by a friend
Gems:  Studio G
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, Ruler, X-acto Knife, ATG Gun, Pop dots, Hot Glue Gun, 

Ladybugs Crafts--Flowers Galore
Shopping Our Stash--#139 Make Your Own Embellishments
Inspired by Stamping--Monthly Challenge: Flowers
Penny's Challenges--#165 Lots of Layers
Crafty Girls--Anything Goes
Creative Fingers--#24 Anything Goes
Pinspirational Challenge--Anything Goes

Friday, February 21, 2014

New Paper A La Mode Challenge

Happy Saturday, friends.  Today is a busy day for me.  I've got tons of errands to run and my daughter is cashing in one of her Christmas coupons for lunch.  I made her a coupon book and gave it to her for Christmas.  There are coupons for lunches together, playdates at the park, game nights, snuggling and a movie.  Just different things so that she can pick when we spend time together.  We are together all day every day, but I figured this way, she would feel special being able to cash in her coupon and have Mommy's attention all to herself.

Our new challenge over at Paper A La Mode (must become a member of The Outlawz to participate) is "Flowers".  Our sponsor this week is Scrapbook Stamp Society and the prize is 2 images from Sherry's store.

The Design Team used Sherry's images and this is what I came up with:
This little cutie is called Sweet Marylou Bestie.  I have really gotten into making my own flowers.  I don't know how to make anything but roses, but I can make them in the colors, patterns or sizes I need them.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope to see some of y'all's entries over at Paper A La  Mode this week.  Have a great weekend and God bless.

Image: Scrapbook Stamp Society
Sentiment: Cards TV
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Sakura Glitter Pens, BIC Marker
Cardstock: SU, Colorbok
Paper: not sure--it's from my stash before I started keeping my paper pads together
Roses: handmade with a punch, (greenery from a friend)
Pearls: Queen and Co.
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, Hot Glue Gun, Spellbinders Classic Circles Large, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Petite, EK Success 5 petal flower punch, 

Avenue 613--#59  Anything Goes
Besties--Bingo Challenge: Flowers, Ribbon, Pink
Crafting from the Heart--#7 Anything Goes/Use Flowers
Scrapbook Stamp Society--#35 Make Your Own Flowers
Papertake Weekly--Lovely Layers
CMC Copics Challenge--February Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs--#17 Red/Pink

QKR Stampede Challenge

Happy Friday folks.  Another weekend is upon us and mine is full already.  I hope y'all have some great plans for this weekend.

Since it's Friday, that means a new challenge at QKR Stampede.  Our challenge this week is  "Friends". We want to see your cards for those special people in your life this week. Remember, we now have 2 winners and the Top 5.

I used Peace Cat digi and Cat's Meow digi to make my card.  I didn't add any embellishments because I wanted to image and sentiment to shine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope y'all will enter our challenge this week.  We would love to see what y'all create.  Have a great Friday and God bless.

Image: Peace Cat from QKR Stampede
Sentiment: Cat's Meow from QKR Stampede
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Sakura Glitter Pens, BIC Marker
Cardstock: Given to me by a friend
Papers: Recollections; Colorbok
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, Cuttlebug, Retro Circles Embossing Folders by Tim Holtz

Crafty Creations--#257  Keep it Simple
Fab N Funky--#204 Spots and Stripes (In the paper and stripes on the cat)
Crafty Girls--#12 Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dreams Really Do Come True

Hello my crafty friends.  I hope y'all are having a great day.  I'm just waiting for my hubby to get home from work, so I thought I would post my card for today. 

This little cutie is from Melissa over at Meljen's Challenges.  Isn't she a cute little ice skater?  The challenge for this week is Paper Piecing.  I paper pieced her dress, bow, cheeks and ear.   I also used a sketch from Friday Sketch to design this card.

Thanks for stopping in to take a gander at what I made today.  I hope y'all have a great night.  God bless.

Image:  Meljen's
Sentiment: Recollections
Ink: SU Primrose Pink
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Sakura Glitter Gel Pen in Clear Star
Cardstock: Colorbok, GP, DCWV Silver
Papers: Sent to me by a friend
Pearls: Queen and Co
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, X-acto Corner Rounder, Pop Dots

Meljens--#197 Love You to Pieces  (Paper Piecing)
Friday Sketch--#63
Card Makin' Mamas--#80 Make It Sparkle
Addicted to Stamps--#76 Pink and White
Creatalicious--#60 Pearls and Glitter

Sally Sunshine is at Digital Stamps 4 Joy

Guess what?  It's snowing again.  We woke up to the biggest snowflakes coming down I think I have ever seen.  We have about 18-20 inches on the ground already and who knows how much this storm is going to bring.   But, the good thing about today?

Sorry, I just couldn't resist.  I love that dang camel.

So, on to the real reason you guys are here.  Today starts the newest challenge at Digital Stamps 4 Joy. Challenge #86 is to use DIES or PUNCHES.  Our challenge this week comes to us from Charlene. Thanks Charlene, this is a great one!

I used Sally Sunshine to make my card.  Isn't she pretty?  She is designed by JenLee.  

You have two weeks, until March 4th to enter this challenge.  You don't have to use a DS4J image to enter, but to win a prize you must use one.  There are tons of wonderful images in the store.  You can enter up to 3 times and you have a chance to win images from the DS4J store.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope y'all have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless y'all.

Image: Sally Sunshine from JenLee at DS4J
Sentiment: A Piece of Heart
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol
Cardstock: Colorbok, GP
Papers: DCWV, MME
Buttons: Recollections
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Circles Large Dies, X-Cuts Rectangle Dies, BIC Marker for faux stitching.

Milk Coffee--Girly
Created with Love--#76 Friends
Oldie but a Goodie--Buttons
Top Tip Tuesday--Stitching
Hiding in My Craft Room--#137  3 Designer Papers

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge

Happy Wednesday.  I hope all is well with everyone. Is it still snowing where you live?  I don't think we will ever see spring here in NEPA.

Today, being Wednesday, means a new challenge over at The Crafter's Cafe.  Our new theme is "Vintage/Shabby Chic.   This week, it's Team B's chance to show off some of their projects.  We have an amazing sponsor this week... Rick St. Dennis.  If y'all haven't worked with any of his images, boy are y'all missing out.  I LOVE his images.

I used "I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues" digi to make my project.

I decided not to make a card this week.  This is a 5x7 canvas.  I am going to give it to my MIL for her birthday later this month.  I just have to get a hanger for it.

When I do Rick's images, if they have a lot of detail in them, which most of them do, I print out the image in a 8x10 size.  I then color it, scan it into the computer and print it out at the size I need.  I add my glitter after I print it out in the correct size.  I'm left with the original large colored images, but I can save them in a folder in my desk and if I want to use that image again, I just rescan it into the computer.  I can also frame them and hang them in my craft room.  You can do this with any image that has a lot of detail and you want to make sure you get all the little details that are hard to see. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'm sure I will have more for y'all later today.  Have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless.

Image: Rick St. Dennis
Sentiment: Annie's Little Footprints (Walt Disney)
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, BIC Markers, Sakura Glitter Gel Pens
Cardstock: Hunter Green (given to me by a friend)
Paper: DCWV
Rose Trim: The Paper Studio
Pearl Trim: Jo Ann's
Pearls: Michael's
Roses: Handmade with a punch
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Scotch Quick Dry Glue, Glossy Accents, Hot Glue, Pop Dots, 5 Petal Flower Punch-EK Success (Large and Medium), X-Cuts Scalloped Rectangle Dies, Cuttlebug

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Friends Forever

OK, friends.  This is my last post for this evening.  I truly appreciate y'all for hanging in there with me.

My last card uses an image from The East Wind.  I received this image as a freebie for signing up for the newsletter.  They also have a Facebook page.

I think Unky's images are fantastic.  I'm so glad that she has a store, I want more of these images.

Thanks so much for hanging with me while I posted these cards tonight.  I'm going to sign off, get me some dinner and relax.

Image: The East Wind Digi
Sentiment: given to me by a friend
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, BIC Markers
Cardstock: Colorbok, Recollections, Darice, GP
Paper: Colorbok
Flower: Made by a friend
Gems: Studio G and Queen and Co
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Cutterbee Scissors, Glue Dot, Pop Dot, Cuttlebug, D'vine Swirls EF, Swiss Dot EF, Papillion EF

MFP Color Challenge--Red, Pink and Purple
Craft Your Passion--Girly Girl
Ooh La La Creations--#150  Fashionista
Through the Purple Haze--#29  Embossing
Crafty Sentiments--Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday--Happy and Bright
Shopping Our Stash--#139  Make Your Own Embellishments (Flower and Banner)
Deconstructed Sketches--#138
Cuttlebug Mania--Let's Feel It...add texture

Thinking of You

I'm back with another card tonight.  I appreciate y'all hang in there with me.  I have one more to post and then I am done for the evening.

I'm not real good with CAS cards.  I have a hard time making them look right.  I think there is alot left to be desired on this card.  I used a SU stamp set to make this triple stamping card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I have one more for y'all tonight and then I am done for the evening.  Have a great night and God bless.

Images: Stampin' Up
Inks: SU Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Gina K Heavy Weight Ivory
Embellishments: From a friend
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, X-ron Tape Runner

CASe this Sketch--#64 Sketch

Happy Birthday, Hotrod!

Hello there.  I hope y'all are having a good day. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I have three cards so far to blog, so stay tuned. :)

The first one uses a Delicious Doodles image.

I love this '57 that Teri drew.  I remember seeing pictures that my Grandmother had of her car and it looked just like this one.  

I truly appreciate you guys!  I love reading all the comments y'all leave for me.  It makes me feel really good when I read your comments and they definitely boost my confidence.  Have a wonderful day and God bless.

Image: Teri Sherman at Delicious Doodles
Sentiment: Handwritten by me
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Sakura Glitter Pens, Metallic Silver Pen
Cardstock: Darice, Recollections
Papers: MME
Embellishments: Given to me by a friend
Gems: The Paper Studio
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Fiskar's Circle Cutter and Template, Cutterbee Scissors, Pop Dots, Black Sharpie Marker (For outlining), Zig Black Pen

Aud Sentiments--Bingo Challenge--I used Texture (Glitter), Die Cuts, Three Word Sentiment
Cardabilities--Sketch #93
A Gem of a Challenge--#113 Spots and Stripes
A Little Bit Crafty--Man Up
Try It on Tuesday--Handwritten Sentiments

Tuesday Challenge with Clear It Out

Happy Tuesday, friends.  I hope y'all enjoyed your day off yesterday if you had it off.  I enjoyed Kierstynne not having school. :)  That means I didn't have school.

Today starts a new challenge at Clear It Out.  We had some fantabulous entries last week for our Valentine's/Love with flowers challenge.  Make sure to hop over to the blog and see if you are a winner.

Our sponsor this week is Digi Darla.  Our theme: Color Challenge--Use Red.  Your stash item(s)--red things.  Pretty simple this week, right?

This bike would definitely be a big wish for alot of people, myself included.  I could see my riding a Harley like this..

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope y'all will join our challenge at CIO.  Have a wonderful day and God bless y'all.

Image: Digi Darla
Sentiment: Digi Darla
Coloring Medium: Sakura Glitter Pens, Silver Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Silver Metallic Pen
Cardstock: Darice, GP
Papers: DCWV
Ribbon: Michael's 
Gems: Queen and Co
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, X-Cuts Rectangle Scalloped Dies

Wishing You a Cozy Christmas

Hi there.  Thanks for stopping by to visit.  My hubby has to work til 3 am tonight, so I thought I would make another card.  I also have to stay up to take out the baby one more time.  I can't believe how big he is and he's not quite 3 months old yet.  He's a cutie though....
Ain't he cute?  You should see him when he's looking up at you.  He's got this square, Rottie face and the most beautiful deep brown eyes.  I just love him to pieces.  

Ok, I know y'all didn't stop in to see the puppy, so here's the card I have for y'all.

I used a DS4J image to make this card.  If you are part of the Progressive Christmas Challenge, this is the image for February.  If you aren't part of the Challenge, you still have time.  You can request this image and then make a card or project with it. Then, as long as you enter a project into the inlinkz, you will receive March's image for free.

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

Image:  Digital Stamps 4 Joy Progressive Christmas Image
Sentiment: Mine
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Sakura Glitter Gel Pen in Clear Star, BIC Markers
Ink: Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Cardstock: Colorbok, Recollections
Papers: MME
Gems: The Paper Studio, Queen and Co
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, Inking Tool

ABC Christmas Challenge--C is for Chocolate Creme
C.R.A.F.T.--#246 Christmas
Love to Create--#103 Make it Sparkle with Bling
Animal Friends--#10 Spots

Monday, February 17, 2014

Howdy Hoo

Welcome back, friends.  I have a card to show y'all that uses the cutest little owl.

This is an image that I got online when I first started using digis so  I'm not exactly sure who designed it.  If you know, please leave me a comment so that I can give props to the designer.  I love him.  He's so country. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope y'all had a great Monday.  Have a wonderful night and God bless y'all.

Image: Online Freebie
Sentiment: with image
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol
Cardstock: GP, Darice
Papers: Colorbok Hootenanny
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots

Sketch with a Twist--Use Birds
Hiding in My Craft Room--3 Designer Papers
Digi Galore--Wings

Wood You Be Mine Forever?

Hello friends.  Thanks for joining me today.  I have another Valentine's Day card that I forgot about and had to get done so I could enter it into a challenge.   I think I'm done now with Valentine's.  I have a huge stash for next year.

This one is for the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge blog and the theme is Truly, Madly, Deeply.  This is the first time I have used this cute little stamp set.  I really like the way this one turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will probably have some more cards uploaded later today.  Stay tuned!  I hope y'all have a wonderful day and God bless.

Stamps: Darice's Heart and Home
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol
Cardstock: Darice
Paper: The Paper Studio
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop dots, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Classic Scalloped Ovals, Wood Grain Embossing Folder

Cards and More--Masculine
The Paper Shelter--#145 Be My Valentine
Cute Card Thursday--#308 Clever Cutting
My Heart Pieces--The Color Red
Alphabet Challenge--A is for Always
Creative Fingers--Anything Goes with Love and more than 1 layer
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge--Love Is...
Savy Handmade Cards--It's Love
Totally Paper Crafts--#206  Valentine's/Love

Mondays with Digi Darla

Hello again.  Thanks so much for stopping by today. We begin a new challenge at Digi Darla

After a lot of thought, we've decided to make some changes at Digi Darla's. Effective Monday, March 3, the challenge will go from weekly to bi-weekly. This will allow more crafty time for you! We will also be making some other small changes as well:
  1. ONE entry per challenge please
  2. ALL images welcome, Digi Darla image gets you 2 entries
  3. Only 5 images will be given away to ONE winner (no longer 2)
We hope that you will understand and still continue to join us. We think this is a good change, as a lot of challenges run bi-weekly or even monthly and it allows more time to get a project in and less stress to get it there! 

I think this new change is going to be a great thing. I am looking forward to it.  It's going to hopefully pull in more entries as well as make it a bit easier on the DT.  I hope y'all will still join us for our challenges.

Our challenge this week is "Sympathy" with a photo inspiration.

These are some beautiful flowers.  I know that these types of cards are sometimes hard to create, but, unfortunately we all need them at one time or another.  Personally, I hate sympathy cards.  I would much rather receive a "Thinking of You", "Your in my Prayers" or something like that.  I think it just brings much sadness to a person to receive a sympathy card.  

Here's what I created:
This little notecard is smaller than an A2 size card and as you can see, nowhere will you find the word "sympathy".  

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

Image: Large Bloomer--Digi Darla
Sentiment: Digi Darla
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol
Cardstock: Colorbok, GP
Papers: DCWV
Ribbon: The Ribbon Boutique
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, Spellbinders Large Classic Scalloped Squares, Spellbinders Large Classic Circles, Cuttlebug


Melonheadz Friends Monday

Happy Monday.  Today is a holiday for some of you and I hope y'all enjoy a short work week. :)

Today starts a new challenge over at Melonheadz Friends.  I just adore Nikki's images.  They are so cute and fun to work with.  This two week challenge is :For the Boys.  I decided to work with the Little Boys set.

I used some papers from the Boyhood stack by DCWV and I think they work very well with this image.  I printed out the sentiment from my computer using the old children's rhyme about little boys.  Isn't that  a cute little snail and puppy?

Thank so much for stopping by today.  I hope to see some of y'all at Melonheadz this week. :)  God bless.

Images: Melonheadz Friends Little Boy set
Sentiment: mine
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol
Cardstock: Colorbok
Papers: DCWV
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots

Crafty Bloggers Network--February:For the Boys
The Cutie Pie Challenge--Cute with Spots and Dots

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Kierstynne's First Challenge Entry

Hello, friends.  It's Saturday, it's snowing again, and my 9 year old is entering her first challenge.  She is so excited. She knows I enter lots of challenges and am on lots of design teams and she's been begging me to let her enter a challenge.  She asked me the other day why they didn't have kids on design teams.  She wants to be on one.  I told her she would have to wait a few years then she could enter.

I found a challenge blog that accepts children's entries, so she made this beautiful card to enter.

Yes, my 9 year old colored this beautiful image from Delicious Doodles called Marina.  She used my colored pencils and even blended the colors with OMS.  She added lots of embossing, even used my Marvy heat tool.  She also used chalks to make the ocean background.  I helped her come up with the sketch and showed her the different papers that would work with this card, then she used my trimmer to cut the papers and used the ATG Gun to adhere all the pieces.  I did help her tie the knot because she just couldn't get the hang of it.  That's all the help I gave her.  She did it all by herself.  I think I'm a little jealous.  Her's looks as good as what I create.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and please leave Kierstynne some love in the comments below. She's not so sure it's good enough for a challenge, but I think she did a fantastic job.  Have a wonderful day and God bless y'all.

Image: Delicious Doodles--Marina
Coloring Medium: Colored Pencils and OMS
Embossing:  Powders- Sparkle and Sprinkle; Ranger Inkssentials Embossing Pen
Cardstock: Darice
Papers: Colorbok
Gems: Queen and Co
Ribbon: Michael's
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Marvy Heat Tool

Delicious Doodles--#75 Ribbon and Bling
Crafty Hands--#8 Embossing
2 Sisters--#173  Embossing

Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #4

Hello friends.  Thanks for joining me today for the start of our new challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun.  We have been having some great entries for our new challenge blog.  Thank you to all those who have helped make it so great.

This week, we have some great sponsors.

Easier to use NEW WEBSITE

 Digital Designs SHOP

Delicious Doodles Shop

The Stamping Boutique

I chose to use Delicious Doodles for this challenge.

This image is called Scottish Castle.  I have this immense facination with Scotland and the Highlands.  It think it's the lure of the Scottish Highlanders and their kilts. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I've been up to this week.  I hope to see some of y'all's work on our challenge blog this week.  God bless y'all.

Image: Delicious Doodles Scottish Castle
Sentiment: mine
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol
Cardstock: Colorbok
Paper: Colorbok
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, pop dots

Paper A La Mode's new Saturday Challenge

Happy Saturday folks.  I guess we aren't ever going to see Spring.  We just got a 24 hour snow storm that dropped about 8-10 inches of snow yesterday. Tomorrow we are in line for 2-4 more.  I wanna move to somewhere warm.  The snow isn't really all that bad.  It's what happens to that snow after it starts to warm up.  Mud, mud, lots of mud and flooding.  My yard is going to look like a pond.

So now that I have finished complaining...again...about the snow, how about I show y'all what I created for PAM's new challenge?

I used this cute little mouse and teacup to make a Thank You card.  I can't wait to get my new order of Neenah card stock.  I ran out and have been printing my images on my ole trust GP card stock. Yeah, I'm a bit spoiled.  After using the Neenah card stock, I don't know how I ever used the GP.  It works fine for card bases, sentiments and layers, but definitely not for coloring and blending.  Come on Neenah..I'm waiting.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  We are going to the Ice Festival in the next little town over. It's a wonderful thing.  There are tons and tons of ice sculptures all around the town.  This year's theme is "Rock and Roll".  I can't wait to see the sculptures.  I am going to take lots and lots of pics, so I will upload some of them here.  After that, I'm going to Walmart for a new dog collar, leash, bowl and nappy.  Guess why?  Yep, that's right.  I'm getting a new puppy.  I can't wait.  His name is going to be Zorro and he's a three months old Black Lab/Rottie/Russet Retriever mix and he's so sweet and good with kids.  He has a little white thumbprint mark on his chest.  He's gonna be a big one too.  He is Kierstynne's Valentine's Day present..just a day late.

Image: Beary Wishes
Sentiment: Beyond the Fringe
Stamp: Studio G Heart
Ink: SU Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils
Cardstock: Recollections, Darice, GP
Paper: DCWV
Pearls: Queen and Co
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop dots, Glue dots, Spellbinders Classic Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Small, Cutterbee Scissors, Cuttlebug,

The Sweetest Thing--#206 Sketch
2 Sister's --#173 Embossing
Papertake Weekly--Add a Heart
4 Crafty Chicks--#181 Use Pearls
Crafty Hands--#8 Embossing

Friday, February 14, 2014

QKR Stampede Challenge #75

TGIF...I'm ready for the weekend.  I completely forgot to post this earlier today.  I'm pretty brain dead this week.. LOL

Our new challenge at QKR Stampede this week is to Use ONLY a Sentiment.  For some of you, that will be pretty hard.  But, it's a nice change from coloring all those wonderful images.

Our winners from last week are:
The QKR Image winner (For using a QKR image) is 
#39  Leslie Miller

The Non QKR winner is #9  Gail L.

Congrats ladies.  Make sure you contact Jackie for your prizes.

Kierstynne is going to give this card to her grandparents for Valentine's Day tomorrow when we go show off the new addition...see my  post tomorrow morning  for more information on that..

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight.  I hope y'all have a wonderful Friday night.  I'm off to fix something for dinner and relax for a while.  God bless y'all.

Image: QKR Stampede
Cardstock:  Recollections, GP
Paper: Cardmakers Magazine Freebie
Gems: Queen and Co
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, Fiskar's Scalloped Square Punch, Fiskar's Square Punch

500 Follower Giveaway

Good Morning friends.  I just wanted to stop by and let y'all know that my friend Vicky has made it to 500 followers on her blog.  Congratulations Vicky.  

Vicky is having a huge giveaway...yep, she's up to 15 prizes to give away.  If you would like to follow her, that would be fantastic.  Head on over to her blog and become a follower.  Please don't follow just to win.  It will be worth it to keep an eye on her blog.  She is very creative and has some amazing work on her blog.

Vicky is the co-owner of Open Minded Crafting Fun and I'm on the design team.  We have had some amazing entries since we began the new challenge blog in January.  She's also on the Delicious Doodles design team and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will make the team at the end of the month.

I will be back later on today with some blog post of cards I have made.  Stay tuned.