Thursday, January 31, 2008
The challenge was to use a flower on the side of the card, so I just so happened to receive a new stamp in the mail yesterday that was perfect! The stamp set is the "For the Record" set by October Afternoon. Gotta say that I love this set already. So very pretty! I have stamped the image 2 different ways, one is more defined and one is very muted. The sentiments are from K&Co. The heart is a chipboard heart from SU and I have painted it with a white acrylic paint, then sponged it with Close to Cocoa and then used my crackled background stamp.
Which one do you like better?
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, January 28, 2008
The dp used for the flower is from Deja Views - The Sharon Ann Timeless Collection. The brown linen looking paper is from Paper Pizazz.
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Sunday, January 27, 2008
Now, for as much as I dislike the snow when it comes to shoveling...I love the snow when it comes to sledding! Sledding is so much fun! Yesterday was the perfect day for sledding...not too cold (except maybe for you people on the western or southern side of the US!) and there were beautiful snowflakes falling! The kids in the youth group from our church all got together for a fun day...
Here are a couple of pictures:
and here are some of the kids trying to catch snowflakes on their tongues!
And the parents had just as much fun! Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
So my husband had to take her to the eye doctor for an exam the other day and this was the conversation between the doctor and my daughter:
Doctor: "So, do you watch alot of t.v.?"
my daugher: "No, not so much anymore, ...I'm a crafter now."
Thursday, January 24, 2008
wants to know what everyone is doing at this moment. Well, all I can say is her fire looks pretty darn good to someone like me on the east coast! As you can see...after getting the kids on the bus this morning, this is what I did:
Then, I came it to work on a craft project that needs to be finished by next Friday. Our church is having a birth explosion right now. Seriously, so many of our women are having babies! So, next Friday is a another shower and this is what we are doing. Everyone that will be attending has sent me a scripture, and I am making a faithbook for Mom & baby. Now since I am not a scrapbooker, this is a challenge for me, but when they asked...how could I refuse. And I had just gotten my cd of new fonts from Stephanie, so how perfect was that for the scriptures??!!
This is just a picture of some of them...have lots to do!
And then, there is this mess to contend with. I am even embarrassed to post this...but this is life!
to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands , so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:4-6
Have a great day everyone! And...what are you doing right now?
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Also, I just wanted to share...yesterday I read the scripture Isaiah 50:7
Because the Sovereign God helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face as a stone, determined to do his will. I know I will triumph.
That scripture really meant alot to me because of some trials we have been going through around here. And I do believe in my heart that we will triumph.
And, guess what? I received a call yesterday from a company I interviewed with, and they are offering me the position. Yahoo! Now we just have to find my DH a job! :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
A group of stampers are going to be doing scripture cards once a month and loading them into a gallery on splitcoast. I love making scripture cards, ...I think they are my favorite things to make.
So I have decided to join in and play along. Now I just have to find that gallery! Anyway, here is my first submission that I will be uploading for the month of January:
To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.
The verse is supposed to be something that you are feeling that month, and I chose this one because we are definitely going through a season of trial that I do not understand. I know God has a purpose and a plan, so I have faith in his works and will wait for this season to pass.
I also had to make a birthday card for my daughter who is 23! So, I wanted to make something that I thought she might like by using the colors gray and light blue.
The paper is all from the Angel Company and it is the "Amberley Grace Collection".
Hope you like it! And thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Well, I came to read some dreamy proposal stories--I know they're out there! Unfortunately, I am not able to contribute one either. Yes, I'm married to an amazing man whom I love dearly...BUT--he is the least romantic person I have ever met in my life! After living together for almost 7 years, I finally took him to a jeweler and picked out my own ring. Shortly thereafter, I told him that we were going to get married the following summer and I began planning the whole thing without much help from him. Basically, he showed up and felt that was fulfilling his duties. Oh yeah, he hated getting fitted for a tuxedo, going thru rehersals and dancing our wedding dance. Doesn't he sound like such a gem! He's all mine girls, so just forget about it! lol!
Sandra, thanks for the fun! Your blog is full of inspiration, tfs it! ~hugs~
January 14, 2008 2:17 PMSo thank you to everyone for entering! and Linsey, I hope you will get at least one good love letter out of this that you can hold on to! Please email your address to me so I can get the prize in the mail to you!
Oh, and I just have to share. The other night when I went to bed, there was a piece of chocolate on my pillow with a note that said "Sweet Dreams".
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Really wish I could figure out where to put ribbon because I
always feel like my cards are lacking something.
Anyway. the cardstock is wild wasabi and the image is from
The Angel Company. The dp says "Celebrate Spring" and
Also, I am really enjoying the stories that are coming in for my giveaway! Keep them coming!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
So, I altered the outside and the inside of the tin as a "Mom's Survival Kit" and the contents are as follows:
A band-aid to help with all of life's hurt feelings.
An eraser- so everyone can start each day with a clean slate.
A lifesaver - for the times you need to be "Saved".
A Penny - so you will never be broke.
A Rubber Band - to remind you to be flexible.
A toothpick - to pick out the good qualities in your child.
A puzzle piece - to remind you that you are an important piece
in the journey of your child.
A tootsie roll - to remind you to roll with the punches.
A paper clip - so you can hold it all together.
A peppermint - to remind you that your job as a mom
is worth a mint!
A clothespin - because sometimes being the grownup just stinks!
Aspirin - for when all else fails, take two!
Hope you like it!
Don't forget to play in my giveaway posted below!
When is the last time you wrote or received an actual love letter? I bet it has been a while! So, being the helpless romantic that I am, I want to change that. This altered Love Letter box contains 2 handmade "Love" cards, Magic Invisible Ink, Rose Colored Ink, a pen for dipping with 2 nibs, and twelve cream colored stationary sheets with envelopes.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will play...I just love hearing romantic stories!
And I have decided to draw the winner on next Saturday instead of Tuesday.
Friday, January 11, 2008
If you want to get in on a cool giveaway, check back on Saturday. I have to finish it and get a picture, but I will not have time to post it until then. But for now, I can get ya thinkin.
I would like to hear about any romantic proposals that you may have either experienced or heard of through the grapevine. But not yet! Post it when I post the prize! Winner will be drawn on Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
The sentiment is from SU and the giraffe image is from The Angel Co.
Not 100% pleased with the card, but it will have to do!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Boy did I luck out with today's color challenge. I have to tell you that I was shakin in my boots when I logged on this morning. My challenge to myself this week is to incorporate all of the challenges that I participate in, into something for a baby shower gift that I will need on Friday. Well, we all know that some of the color challenges on Splitcoast would not be very conducive to a baby item...so all I can say is "WHEW!" Thank God!
And I think it turned out kinda cute. This is a container that I got on clearance at Borders. It was filled with a journal, a recipe folder and a sticky note pad,...all for 3 bucks! Love those deals!
Anyway, I plan on filling it with baby powder, shampoo, etc.
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Pretty exciting huh? So in order to help myself get some gifts together for her, I have decided to try something this week with the challenges that I participate in. I am going to try to make a little gift to give her that relates to each particular challenge. Today on splitcoast, it was to make a photo wallet... and what could possibly be a better gift to give to a woman having twins! So here is my cover for the photo wallet:
Can anyone guess what I am doing for Laura's challenge? Cannot give out any other clues because afterall, this is a competition involving great prizes! :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Laura, from http://wishyouwerehere-laura.blogspot.com/(who sometimes I think is my only visitor cause she is usually the only commenter! ) has tagged me. I am so flattered because her work is unbelievable, so I do not know what she sees in mine!
So my task is to share 7 random or weird facts about myself:
1. I have 6 children and would have had more if my husband would have agreed to it, but I just could not talk him into it! ;)
2. I love chocolate pudding when it is hot.
3. I am very quiet and shy, so my husband thinks blogging is perfect for me since I do not have to actually have a conversation with someone.
4. I was a senior information security analyst for HSBC bank, quit that job and could not find
another, so now I work part time in a jewelery store.
5. I really want to go to Italy.
6. I attend a Bible study every Tuesday night, and it is so awesome!
7. I am 43 and I really want to get my nose pierced....is that weird?
ok, here are the 7 people I am tagging! (sorry, I had to do it - your all so awesome!)
1. Rochelle at http://impressionsbyrochelle.blogspot.com/ - she has really cute and original projects on her site. Such a huge source of inspiration!
2. Debby over at http://debbyschuh.typepad.com/the_memory_bee/ - Debby is a fellow Western New Yorker and a very talented person. She teaches classes all over the place. Will definitely have to register for some of them!
3. Leslie at http://leslierich.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ - Check out the beautiful color combos on her cards and the great layering. Will be casing lots of her work! ;)
4. Angie at http://www.chicnscratch.typepad.com/ - Love the blog name Leslie! Need to learn how to do something? If so, she probably has a tutorial for it! Wait til you see all of the great stuff you can learn from her site! You'll be hooked just like me.
5. Michelle at http://michellerodgers.blogspot.com/ - Another great site for tutorials. Lots of new and original work!
6. Claire at http://clairedaly.typepad.com/sisterhood_of_the_travell/ - The most beautiful cards from "Down Under"! Claire...love your work!
7. And last but not least! Dini at http://mamadinis.blogspot.com/ - She makes beautiful cards and I must say that she was an inspiration to me before I started blogging. Her blog was the first blog I had ever visited! You can also have her design a really cool watermark for you! Which I will be doing!
Thank you again for tagging me! And for anyone reading this, make sure to check out Laura's blog because she has an awesome challenge going on! (which I am already working on!)
Love and blessings,
Have a great Monday!
Friday, January 4, 2008
I did the limited supplies challenge this morning on Splitcoast, and I must say that I was not happy with my card. But I posted it anyway, and so many of you left such nice comments. Thank you for that.
But tonight, when I was not in such a hurry, I decided to give it another try...and I am much happier with this card, so here it is:
The heart in the middle is a chipboard heart that I inked with pretty in pink.
Hope you like it!
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Hoping and praying that 2008 will bring better things!
Well, here is my card for today's color challenge. It truly was a challenge for me, because I really did not want to add that darn red.
I also made some baby cards last night that I would like to share with you.
Lastly, I love this card. I could not sleep the other night and started thinking of my card stuff.
Anyway, came up with this idea of the moon and stars, and then yesterday when I was looking through my stamps, thought the little baby stamp would look so cute riding on one of the stars. So here it is, and yes, I think it is as cute as I dreamed it would be!
So that's it for now. Did anyone make a new year's resolution? I think mine will be to greatly reduce the amount of Pepsi I drink! I am going to try to have it only once a week as a treat.
Well, enjoy your day, and thanks for looking!