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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sweet Stop Saturday!

Wow! This week just flew by!!! It is now Saturday and time for another card sketch from The Sweet Stop
This one is SSS45:

And here's my card sample, using this sketch:

Card Details: Digi Image--Sweet n' Sassy stamps, Patterned Paper--K&Company, and My Mind's Eye, Sentiment--Studio G, Flower-The Paper Studio, Pearl Stickers--Recollections, Flocked Brad--The Paper Studio, Misc.--Machine Stitching, Jumbo Ric-Rac, Copics and Chalks for coloring
Click on the link above to visit The Sweet Stop and check out the other card samples by the Sweet Stop Sugarbabies!!!
Have a wonderful Saturday!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sneak Peak

So much going on today!! First I got to show you my Raise the Bar challenge card for this week, and now I get to share with you a card I made from a wonderful new digi stamp company: Ethereal Forest Designs. Please click on the link for more details.
Here's my card:
Card Details: Digi Image/Sentiment-Ethereal Forest Designs, Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Misc.-Machine Stitching, Buttons, Floss

Again, please hop on over to Ethereal Forest Designs for more sneak peeks!!!

3's Company...

Remember this show? I used to watch this when I was a kid! I always thought it was so funny! So, now you are probably wondering why I am bringing up this old show......because this is the theme of this week's
Raise the Bar challenge:
 "3's Company" - 3 of anything: images, embellishments, DP mix, bling, you name it!
So here is my card for this week:
I have used 3 layers of paper, and 3 Ribbons!!!
Card Details: Digi Image: Mo Manning, Cardstock, Bazzill, Sentiment: Microsoft word, Patterned Paper: KI Memories, Glossy Accents on balloons, Border Punch: Martha Stewart (right now I am hooked on this punch!)

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful Friday!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Time for a Sneak Peek....

Well, today is the day!!! I get to show you some awesome new digi images available from Ethereal Forest Designs. These images will be available March 1st. This is just one of the many wonderful images, there will be a total of 26 images, there are even these clever sentiments available!!!
 I am so pleased to be apart of this design team.
Without further is my first card:
Card Details: Digi Image/Senitments-Ethereal Forest Designs, Patterned Paper-K&Company, Coloring-Copics and Chalks, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Misc-Machine Stitching
Thanks for visiting today!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Clean and Simple

Just popping in really quickly to post my card for Mo's Digital Challenge. This was a fun challenge. But the real challenge was getting a good photo of it! I didn't have much "natural sunlight", yesterday was sunny and pretty, high about 67, BUT today....the high was about 42 and we had rain and sleet!!! Crazy Texas weather!!
Here's my card:
Card Details: Digi Image-Mo Manning, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Misc-Ribbon, button, thread, copics, and stickles

Okay....gotta run to go start dinner! Have a great night!
And...I have to say: Today would have been my Grandma's 93rd birthday. She went to be heaven in 1999, I miss her so much! Happy Birthday Grandma!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sweet Stop Saturday!

I love Saturdays for 2 super important reasons, 1. I get to sleep a little later than usual and 2. I get to share another card sample with you  from  The Sweet Stop. Please visit this blog by clicking on the link to see many more wonderful creations!
Here's my card:
Card Details: Patterned Paper---K&Company, Flower Punch--Marvy Uchida, Square Punch--Marvy Uchida, Misc. Buttons, Hand-drawing

Have a wonderful Saturday and try this sketch for's so much fun!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

No Stamps....

NO Stamps allowed, well except  for the sentiment. That is the new challenge at Joni's Raise The Bar challenge blog. I have to say....this was a challenge for me.....I always first choose my stamped image, then my patterned paper, etc. So....I sorta got a rough start in making this card. But I am pleased with the end result.
I am also using this card for the EtsyInspired Challenge #76. I was inspired by this soap, available here at the Enchanted Beehive Etsy Shop. It is also being sponsored by The Doodle Palace. Click on the link to play along.

Card Details:, Sentiment-Unknown, Patterned Paper-Anna Griffin, Pearl Brads-K&Company, Misc.-Ribbon, Crocheted Lace, Satin Flower, Machine Stitching, 
Stickles (on wings)

Please click on the link above and visit our blog for much inspiration and then please play along with us and share your creation!
Have a wonderful Friday~~~

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good afternoon! I'm taking a break from my daily duties to show you a card that I am using for a challenge at The Sugar Bowl. I was a little frightened to try this one, only because I am not used to adding several layers. But hey, that's why it's called a challenge, right!? he, he!!!
After some organizing of my papers, I came up with this card:
Card Details: Digi Image-Mo Manning, Patterned Papers-My Mind's Eye, Cardstock-Bazzill, Coloring-Copics and Helix Watercolor Pencils, Misc. Stickles, Ribbon and Machine Stitching

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 15, 2010

WooHoo, What a great Monday!

I just got home and was super excited to receive an email from Darsie of  Ethereal Forest Designs!! She made my day when she informed me that I had made the Design Team!!!
I will working along side some very talented ladies!!!
Please visit their blogs when you have the chance.

We will make our debut on February please check back here and visit  the Ethereal Forest Designs blog for fun and inspiration!!!

Have a great Monday night~~


Praying for Delia

This morning I finally got caught up on my blog reading. I love to read certain blogs and hadn't had alot of computer time.
This morning I visited Dustin Pike's blog and read about his Cards for Delia project. If you click on the link, you can read all about it. Being  a Mom this story just broke my heart. I am praying for Delia's healing, God makes miracles everyday!!! And also praying for Delia's family, that God will give them strength and faith.
Here is my card, using Dustin's cute Owl Images. I hope it brings a smile to her face.
I made up a sentiment, hoping it will make Delia smile.
The outside says: "If I could paint you a picture..."
Inside says: "It would be a miracle, cause I can't even draw!"
My own kids would say, "Mom, this is so corny!" But I'm a Mom, so I have permission to be corny!
I really hope it cheers her up!!!
Card Details: Digi Image: Dustin Pike, Paper: Basic Grey, Circles: Cuttlebug, Sentiment: Microsoft Word

I have "Me" time!

Yes!!! It's Monday!!!!! I know for  alot of you, it's your day off for President's Day, but for are back in school and my hubby is back at work! What does this mean for me? Cardmaking time!!!!!!!
Today I am using this card for Mo's Digital Challenge #18. The challenge says to use pink, red and white colors on your card and to include a heart.'s my card:
Card Details-- Digi Image:Mo Manning, Patterned Paper:The Paper Studio, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Circle and Scalloped Circle: Cuttlebug dies, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Misc.: Ribbon, Heart charm, Stickles, Machine Stitching

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

It's a Sweet Saturday!!!

BouIt's Saturday and time for another card sample for The Sweet Stop challenge.
This one I have to say was a real challenge for me! But after I was done, I was relieved that I actually did it!!!
It was very fun too!!!!
Here's my card:
Card Details: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Nook and Pantry 6x6 paper pad, Cardstock: Bazzill, Digi Image: Stamping Boutique "Audrey Sitting", Flower Punch: Marvy Uchida, Misc. Ribbon, button, thread, jumbo scalloped scissors, machine stitching.

Please visit the Sweet Stop blog and try this sketch! I'd love to see your creations!!! And also take a peek at the other card samples for the Sugarbabies!!!

Have a Sweet Saturday!!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Challenge #5

It's Friday! Time for another sketch challenge from the Raise the Bar blog! I am amazed at all the wonderful cards that are being made with each new challenge! Very exciting!!!
The theme for this week was to use a stamp that you would keep forever! A stamp that you could never part with......ever!!
I have many of those, but I chose this stamp because it is one of my favorite bible verses.
Card Details: Stamp-Stampabilities, Patterned Paper-Basic Grey, Nook and Pantry 6x6 Paper Pad, Ink-StazOn, Circles-Cuttlebug, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Lace-Thrift Store find, Machine Stitching

I hope this card inspires you to to use a stamp that you will always treasure!!!
Thanks for visiting.....have a wonderful Friday!!!

Monday, February 08, 2010

A Digi Image named after me??

Well, I'd love to believe that...but no, it's not true!LOL These digi images are named "Audrey" but I'm not the "Audrey" she speaks of, it's actually her daughter Audrey that these super cute images are named after! :)
You see, it all started out with a free image from The Stamping Boutique, after I got this, I HAD TO have more!!! Especially since there's a whole collection of Audrey images!!!
Here's the card I made this weekend using Cooking Audrey (something I don't enjoy doing at all!)
Card Details: Digi Image: The Stamping Boutique, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Sentiment: Studio G,Misc.:Ribbon, Copics to color, Trifold Card: American Crafts

One more thing........
My hubby is on vacation this week so I don't have alot of "me" time! So today I worked on a quick project
for Valentine's Day.
I started out with some packages of Grandma's Chocolate Chip cookies. I then printed out some Mini Valentine's by Whimsiedoodles. I colored them in, adhered them to cardstock and then strung ribbon through them to attach them to the pack of cookies!
Here you have it! My quick, fun project for today!!

Details: Digi Image: Whimsiedoodles, Cookies: Grandma's Cookies, Ribbon and Cardstock

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful Monday ~God bless! always, comments are greatly appriecated!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Beautiful Saturday!

After several days of rain, we are finally being blessed with a beautiful day!!! Perfect weather--Sunny and Warm!
I almost didn't want to come in!
I sat down for a moment to read up on some blogs and found some great blog candy over at:
Pink Gem she's offering this blog candy to celebrate her birthday!
Please visit soon, this is a great blog!!!

I also got some great photos of what I call "Pollination in Progress", we love honey, so we love seeing these little bees  work their "magic"!

Thanks for visiting!~
Have a Blessed Saturday!!!

Sweet Stop Saturday!

Time for another Sweet Stop sketch!
This one is a round card...a real challenge for me! I'm not used to making round cards...but I did it and I am pleased!! I actually made this one for my hubby.
Here it is:
SSS 42----------
Card Details: Digi Image and Sentiment: Sweet n' Sassy stamps, Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Misc.: Bone Paperclips, silver brads, machine stitching, gathered ribbon. Paper pieced  bandana on puppy. 

Friday, February 05, 2010

It's Friday!

I love Fridays, not sure why....but I do! Today is extra special. It is my hubby's birthday, so tonight he and I are going out to dinner!!
Another reason I like Fridays is because I get to share another card sketch with you from the Raise the Bar Challenge Blog, the theme this week is:
 "Heart to Heart talk" - with Vday approaching, use any type of hearts on your project.

I love hearts so I used them everywhere on my card!!!
Here it is:
As you can see, they are on the patterned paper, on my image, I added a heart charm, and even have the word "heart" in my sentiment!!! 
Hope you enjoy my card!!!

Card Details: Digi Image: Pure Innocence, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Machine Stitching, Ribbon and Heart Charm, Sentiment: Stampin' Up.
Have a wonderful Friday!!!!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

A day for Challenges!

This is the first day in almost 2 weeks that I have had time "just to myself", so I have spent my afternoon working on challenges. My husband's birthday is tomorrow and then he starts vacation, so after today, I will have no time to "play"! :(
The first challenge I worked on was from Cute Card Thursday, the theme is "Spots and Dots"! I love dots so this was easy for me!!! It is being sponsored by Phindy's Place! I love her images, they are so cute!
It has been raining non-stop for 2 days now, so I felt this image was very appropriate!!!:)
Here's my card:
Card Details: Digi Image: Phindy's Place "Rainy Day Friends", Patterned Paper: Making Memories: "Chloe's Closet", Machine Stitching, Ribbon, button and thread. Glossy Accents was used on the raindrops and puddles.
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Wow, I don't think Texas has ever gotten SO much rain in a couple of months time!!!LOL This has been a wet winter for sure! Guess you could call it "Texas Snow"!LOL
I've been really busy these past few days, but I will post another project or card soon. My hubby is off today and is at the, when he gets home it will be "all about him"! :) Men are such babies!!! LOL

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!! Maybe I'll get the chance to work on some challenges today!!!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Just for Fun!

Found this over at The Life of a Scrap-a-holic. It's just something for fun!!!

A - Age: 41
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: Cleaning the Bathroom!
D - Dog's name:  Cash and Holly
E - Essential start your day item: Orange/Tangerine Juice
F - Favorite color: Pink...all shades!!
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: 5'4"
I - Instruments you play(ed): Clarinet
J - Job title: Mom, Wife, Crafter, Taxi Driver, Therapist, Nurse,Manager, Chef, CEO of my home,etc. (Ok..we can go w/ the first 3!!!)
K - Kid(s): 3, C, J and with teens!!!:)
M - Mum's name: Mary
N - Nicknames:  Babe, Mom
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: None.
P - Pet Peeve: Liars, people who repeat themselves, bad drivers
Q - Quote from a movie: "My Mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get."
R - Right or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother
T - Time you wake up: 6:15am
U - Underwear: Black
V - Vegetable you dislike: Asparagus
W - Ways you drink your coffee: W/ Hazelnut creme and a little sugar.
X - rays you've had: My foot, years ago.
Y - Yummy food you make:  Chicken Fried Steak
Z - Zoo favorite: Giraffes and Bears