Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Crafters of Faith are Praying for You!

Hello everyone!
Today is the last day of the month. It's also February 29th Hello! Leap year baby! :)

Today is usually the day that we Crafters of Faith post our latest challenge card. Well Jackie, who is our hostess this month needs some hugs. She has suffered some personal heartaches and hasn't been able to check in a lot. We love her to pieces and just really didn't want to post our February creations without her. So, until she is able, we will postpone our February challenge. Stay tuned though! :)

So, Kelly told us to go ahead with a card today. She said we could consider this a "freebie" :)
Yay, I love those! How easy right?!!!

I'm keeping Jackie in mind with this one
Sweetie, please know that....
Big Hugs Jackie

Thank you all for stopping by today! Please check back soon!
Until next time...


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What Do You Think of These Colors?

I hope you're all having a wonderful day!
I was playing last week and come across a color combo I'd never used before.
What do you think?

 Turquoise and Black.....hmmmmmmm
Even though the turquoise is bright, the black tones it down just enough. I really like how these two cards turned out. I love this combo. :)

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time...


Monday, February 27, 2012

I've Been Given the....


Special thanks to Carolina for awarding me the Liebster Blog Award.
The idea of the Leibster award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. So, in the spirit of good fun, I am passing this award on to five other bloggers. Please stop by and encourage them by leaving a little love on their creations.

For the 5 blogs I'm presenting this to, please .....
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your five picks for the award and let them know.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogshare-other bloggers.
5. Finally and the best rule of all..........have fun and spread the love!

I'm passing this Award along to:
1. Jackie
2. Liz
3. Carol
4. Jamie
5. Joan 
 Have a great day!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Two For One, Wishing You Well

Hello bloggy friends!
I can't believe February is almost over! Where in the world does the time go?!

Today you get a 2 "fur".....

 I'm sending you Best Wishes for a new week.
...and if you're sick, Get Well Soon!

I love you all! Have a great week!
Until next time...


Friday, February 24, 2012

Four Little Framelits

Hi! Finally.........the weekend is upon us! Yay!
It has been very nice weather wise around here.
I was able to go outside to my "picture spot" in my flower bed by the sand stones and monkey grass to take a picture of this card...
I have been playing a lot with my SU! labels collection framelits. They are almost the same as Spellbinder dies, only they're silver.
I made this card for the 1st round of the CAS design team search over on SCS. I made it to the semi finals! Now on to the inspiration challenge for the semi finalists! I'm nervous, but am taking this in stride as I have tried out for this design team...ummm...I think this makes the 5th time. :shock: I know, I'm a gluten for punishment. :~)
But, I love the Clean  and Simple style of stamping and enjoy any challenge I can find. So, if I don't make it, it's okay, I LOVE making CAS cards :)

The stamps I used on this card come form the Beautiful Botanicals 2 set from a muse studio. The fiber at the bottom came from my stash. I've had that stuff since I first started crafting!!! LOL I thought it looked pretty with the elegant eggplant ink I used with the images.

I'm so glad you stopped by. HUGS!

Until next time...


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sending Hugs and Kisses!

Hi all!
I hope you're having a great week!
When is the last time you made an envelope? For me, it's been ages! Last week's Free For All Challenge on SCS was to include an envelope on the front of your card.
I love the new color SU! has, lucky limeade. It goes good with melon mambo.
I stamped the x and o from my ABC alphabet stamp set and punched them out with my small circle punch.
I thought the hugs and kisses coming out of the envie would make a great thinking of you or "cheer up" card.

Thank you for stopping by!

Until next time...


Monday, February 20, 2012

A Valentine that Slipped through the Cracks! hahaha

Hello Ladies!
It's the first of the week again....let's make the best of it! :)
I was getting a new post ready today and I found this picture! Whoops! I missed getting it on my blog before Valentine's Day! Oh well, hope you are okay looking at another "Love" themed card :)

I used the SU! Love wheel. I don't use the wheels a lot b/c I can't run a straight line! LOL!
I hope you had a great "Sweetheart" day last week.

Until next time...


Friday, February 17, 2012

Little Monkey Gifts

Here are the gifts I sent Heather (JadeOnline at SCS) for her (Virtual) Baby Shower. This is a first for me. I do hope she likes what I sent.
 These are 5x7 picture frame inserts.
 This was my "pride and joy" gift. I rarely alter items. This was a food jar. I cut the letters from my Cricut. Adhered some papers that would match the baby's room. The monkey is from a stamp set I have.
 All new mommy's need a brag book :)
...inside of the brag book.

Congrats Heather! I can't wait to see pics of your little Monkey!!!! :~)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend :)

Until next time...



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I'm so Glad You Are in My Life, Darlins!

It's the 15th! Yes, Yes, Yes! It's Dueling time again!
Oh my I've been itching to show this card ever since I got it done last week. That's what I get for finishing early! I've had to look at it everyday and keep it to myself! I'm so glad I get to share it with you today. :)
This month's theme: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
 Lil dj (djones over on SCS) is our February hostess for the Dazzlers. Carol (momcgw on SCS) was the hostess for the Divas.
I've got to say, when I saw this kit. I was overjoyed. I loved the papers Debbie sent. The ribbons, the brads, the buttons.....Oh My....and those little mirror dots. Too, too cute! As for the little "love" charm. I do believe this is the first time I've added a charm to my ribbon when tying it and I'm so in "love" with how that looks! Thank you sweetie!
I mean, look at this card. The only things I added was the white base and the gray piece behind the image! Truly spectacular kit Debbie! You rock!
I colored the image with SU! markers and watercolor pencils.
...and yes, this is a shot of the inside of my card. Yes, I did decorate the inside. Something about the Dueling Darlings brings out the decorator in me! *giggle* 
On the front and back, I distressed the polka dot paper with Soft Suede ink.

Please make sure and check out the other ladies' blogs. They are all listed in my left sidebar.

**I think I will be giving this to one of my friend's who has a little sweetie at home that from his first day on this earth has been fighting to stay alive. He is a trooper. Little Jack has had numerous surgeries and has quite a few left in his future. I know that sometimes it has to be overwhelming for his wonderful mommy. But, she doesn't show it. She had to quit her job because his care requires her attention 24/7. She has sacrificed a lot and I know she wouldn't have it any other way. She is one of the strongest woman I know and I'm so glad to call her my friend. Hugs, Lecia :~)**

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. You are appreciated.

Until next time...


*Oh, this card also goes along with this week's encouragement challenge at the Crafty Gals Blog Group ~ Use something shiny on your creation.*

Image: Clear Art Stamps "Couple of Cuties"
Paper: My Mind's Eye ~ Love Me

Monday, February 13, 2012

Layered Blossoms

This is my second post today! :~)
Scroll down for "Baby Love"
Pink and green, yummo!
I love that combo and I really loved making this card. So much so that I made 2 of them! hahahaha


I made my card 4.25" square.
My outside sentiment is from Petite Pairs. I stamped another flower image on the inside and stamped "Thanks so much" from the Three Little Words set.
I layered the middle flower (Mixed Bunch set by SU!) twice. It's stamped in Lucky Limeade, then layered in Pretty in Pink, then in Soft Suede with a little pearl middle. I am addicted to punching with circles and then matching the punched out piece with the original stamped image. I guess that's my "technique" of choice right now! :)

These cards will go to the two ladies that helped me so much at the Valentine's Banquet we had at church Saturday night. They saw I was overwhelmed and on the verge of a panic attack (LOL) and came to my rescue. They are truly dear, sweet ladies and I'm happy they are in my life.

Today's CAS challenge over at SCS
Our Creative Corner ~ Best Friend and include a flower
CAS-ual Fridays ~ Paper piecing (#39)

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Until next time...


Baby Love!

I'm finally getting some scrap pages done. Yay!
I know, I say that every time I post pics of pages I've finished. LOL
 This is pictures from my sister's first pregnancy. She HATES being the center of attention and you can see that in the picture above (bigger pic, look at that face!)
I used my Jasmine Cricut cartridge for the lettering. The flourishes & hearts are also cut with the Cricut.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Anniversary Enchantment

Are you getting inky today? :)

I made a card using my Everyday Enchantment dsp as the focal point. What do you think?

That piece is my favorite from this pack. I punched the hearts from the Owl punch. That's Poppy Parade c/s with pearls.
This is also the first project that I used my new labels collection framelits. They have a great vintage feel to them.
This will be my In-laws Anniversary card. We share the same Anniversary month. Ain't that cute?! :)

The Outlawz's CAS Challenge 020512 - Make an engagement, wedding, or anniversary card. Happy 25th Anniversary Diana!
Paper Take Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes with a bonus: hearts
Have a good one!

Until next time...


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sooooooo Much Love!

Hi friends!

Here's a card I made the other night. It's another one that we made at the Valentine's Class a couple weeks ago.
I just love that border punch by SU! I've been using it a lot! Remember the itty bitty buttons? There's one of them on the card. That thing was soooo hard to thread! giggle
Another punch I'm using a lot...the 3 heart punch. Such cuteness it adds to cards! Wow, now that I look at this's full of punched goodness! :)
I hope you enjoyed my post. Have a great day!

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #125
I'm glad the Lord "loves me much"! :~)

Until next time...


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

14 Years Ago today....

.........I married my sweetheart!
I love you Brandon sooooooooooooooo..........MUCH!

Here's the card I made for him....
I got this stamp from a swap. I think. I found it the other day and knew I wanted to use it on his Anniversary card.

challenges I'm entering:

Have a wonderful day!
Until next time...


Monday, February 6, 2012

Loving Tiny Bubbles!

Another Monday is here!
I hope your week is off to a good start.
Here's a card I made using my "new to me" Tiny Bubble embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

I love this thing, and wonder why I haven't bought it before now?!
The stamps are SU! Mixed Bunch and Delightful Dozen
I went through my stash of cards the other day and I don't have the first Get Well card! Yikes! Gotta get on that! :) Unfortunately, they are needed often.
Challenges I'm entering:
Paper Sundaes Challenge blog wants to see some Clean and Simple creations this week. Find their challenge here.
The dots from the e/f also go along with the weekly challenge over at the Crafty Gals Blog Group (SCS), to use polka dots.
The Outlawz website's Monday greeting card challenge is Anything Goes.

Have a great day!
Until next time...


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Crafty Gals February Challenge!

It's time again for the Crafty Gals (Blog Group) challenge.
Lela is our hostess this month. Here is her challenge:

February is the month of LOVE and what could be better than showing off our idea of a "ReCipE for A VaLEntiNE". Last year DH made me chocolate dipped strawberries. He found the recipe on-line and they were fabulous. It was wonderful but a surprise as usually he gets me roses. What makes the perfect VaLEntiNE surprise? Is it candy, flowers, love notes? Let's see your ReCipE for sharing LOVE. Don't forget to add a Heart or 2 on our project.

So, I drew from that....this card:

I remembered this little notebook stamp I had made by Verve. The "u" I cut with my Cricut. I haven't used fiber in a very long time. I like the look of it with this card. I hope you like my "recipe" :)
Please visit all my other Crafty Gals friends! Their blogs are listed in my left sidebar.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time...


Friday, February 3, 2012

Gooshy, Mooshy, Love :-)

By the time the 14th comes, I'm gonna be tired of making Valentine's cards, LOL
That's how I felt at Christmas too. I make so many things way before the holiday comes that when it finally does get here....well.
Now, don't think for a moment that I don't enjoy the holidays. I just wish there was a way for me to get my cards for them done the night before them all so they would be nice and fresh events! hahahahaha (never gonna happen).

Here's a card for a sweetie on my list...
This is also a project I did with the ladies last Friday at my class. The bottom is rolled with a SU! wheel. Those things can be tricky. The sentiment is from the SU! set Petite Pairs.

Thanks for visiting today! Have a good one :)

Until next time...


Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Hello everyone!
Happy first day of February! Are you in a "loving" mood yet? *giggle*
Maybe some of my "loving" creations will give you inspiration this month!

This is a 2, 4, 6, 8 box. I made these with some ladies the other night. They had never made a treat box. I do believe they enjoyed it. 
I decorated it very simply with scrap c/s. I used the 3 heart punch from SU! and then cut the "u" with the cricut. I filled them with jolly ranchers. They held quite a few...great for any little sweetie on your Valentine's list!
This little box also goes along with The Little Red Wagon Challenge "Valentine's Day or Love" 
...and the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge "Use Hearts"

Until next time...