Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dance in the Rain

I feel like this card sums up my life...

Since I feel like I am always trying to weather another "storm" in my life, I need to learn to just dance in the rain.  Sorry for the lack of posts lately and I have no real excuse other than life seems to get in the way of my creativity sometimes and leaves me with lack of creativity.  I dislike it when that happens :(

The image is an older one from Designed2Delight.  I have had it printed out for some time and wanting to make it into a card.

Stamp Something - Use a Sentiment
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Blossoms and Blooms
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes/Your Favourite
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Color Challenge
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
I hope you had a fun and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Remembering our brave soldiers who fell so we could have freedom.

Prayer for their families who live with this loss every day throughout the year.

God bless you and your families!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Homemade Flowers

Homemade Flowers is the Saturday Challenge over at Delightful Inspirations hosted by DT member, Kathy Curry
You still have a few day left to play along. 
You can go and check out this post for some great inspiration.

I made a crocheted flower with a button added to the center. 
The patterned paper is Summer Song Collection by My Mind's Eye.

Clear It Out Tuesday - Use Colouring Mediums
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Use the color Orange
Papertake Weekly - Bloom & Grow
Craft Your Passion - Cutie Patooties
Crazy Challenge - Green & Pink
Cupcake Craft - In the Garden
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes using a Digi
Lexi's Creations - Spots and/or Stripes
Catch The Bug - Polka Dots & Stripes
Crafty Creations - A flower, patterned paper and ribbon
Fab 'n' Funky - Make your own Blooms

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Have you ever made a card and everything just fell into place and turned out better than you ever expected?  Well, I am not the best at "guy cards", but I have to say that this has to be the best "guy card" I have ever created.   I absolutely love this "Quiet Sunset" digi by D2D and couldn't wait to color it up with my colored pencils and gamisol.  I did use Copics on the boat.  How about that great "woodgrain technique" that I learned today on Stamp TV?  Awesome and so masculine!!  I knew it would be perfect for this card.    I added some eyelets and jute since I knew I could add any bows or flowers.  I hope this will give you some inspiration for Father's Day next month.

Cards For Men - Someone Special
My Partner In Crafting Crime - Jute, Twine or String
Stamps R Us - Goin' Digital
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
AiFactory - Nature Walk
Rainbow Lady's - Let's Feel It
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy - It's a Celebration
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ballerina Teddy

**Thanks for all congrats for my new grandson....You are all the sweetest!**

Yea....Blogger is back up and running great :)

I am showcasing another one of Mabelle's (Whimsy & Stars Studio) new Spring images.  You can go to Mabelle's Etsy shop and check out all of her adorable images.  I couldn't resist coloring up this cute little ballerina and making her into a card for someone sweet.  I added glitter to the skirt, the star on the wand and some chunky glitter around the star wand.  I made my own homemade flower using a flower die cut, a pink felt button, a white button and a pink pearl.  The flower die cut was embossed with a swiss dot embossing folder.

There are more ideas for the new images here.

Image: Ballerina Teddy (Whimsy & Stars Studio)
Paper: Valentine Pack (K & Co.)
Coloring: Copics
Misc:  Lattice deep edge punch (MS), Rectangle & flower die cuts (Spellbinders), pearls and buttons.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Three For You

**YIKES...After the problems with blogger...I seem to have lost my challenge links on this post, If you are visiting because I entered this card into a challenge, I do apologize.***

First, I want to shout out a big CONGRATULATIONS to Penny (luvs 2 Paint & Create) for winning the "Windsong" digi during the Mother's Day Weekend Blog Hop.  I can't thank all of you enough for all your sweet comments and I do hope that I was able to give you a little bit of inspiration.

Second, I become a grandma again on Saturday...My 1st grandson was born (I already have 2 granddaughters) and it was the best Mother's Day gift I have ever received.  I can't wait to go visit and give him lots of love.  Congrats to my son, Chris and his wife Erin!!

Now, thanks for being so patient, here is my card.

I used a freebie, "Three for You", that I picked up from Tiddy Inks some time ago and have had it colored and waiting to be made into a card.  It's kind of a modern looking image and I wanted to keep the card simple, clean and modern looking.  I did my three button layering that I seem to like so much lately and added Glossy Accents to the stripes on the yellow/blue vase and orange polka dots on the blue vase.  The centers of each flower have a mini brad added.  Once, I figured out what direction I was going with this card, it ended up being pretty quick to finish.

Since I am feeling so blessed this week, I am going to give away a set of my note cards from this post to one lucky commenter.  It's a set of 6 note cards with envelopes included.  You can keep them for yourself or they would make a great gift for someone.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Whimsy & Stars New Spring Digi Stamp Collection


(From April 28 to May 31, 2011)

With the purchase $6.00 or more from the Whimsy & Stars

Etsy store you will receive this cutie digi stamp.

I made a card using the new "Cups of Kindness" digital stamp.

Such a cute set of tea cups.   This was one of my Mother's Day cards.  You can go to the Whimsy & Stars Etsy shop and check out all the new releases.  They are all adorable and you will want them all! :)  Stop by the Whimsy & Stars blog to see some great designs by the design team using the new Spring Digi Stamp Collection.

Paper: Itsy Bitsy Baby Girl Stack (K & Co.)
Image: Cups of Kindness (Whimsy & Stars)
Coloring: Copics
Misc:  Polka dot grograin ribbon, buttons, oval die cuts, scallop edge punch and Glossy Accents.

Card Cupids - Flowers
Crazy4Challenges - Flowers
Word Play Weekend Challenge - Flowers
Do You Stack Up - Purple
Sassy Studio Designs - Handmade Flowers
Shelly's Images - Sugar & Spice, Girly & Sweet
For Fun Challenges - Lots of Flowers
Clear It Out Tuesday - Ribbon Trim

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Monday, May 2, 2011


Just to let all my followers know that I am back after a very scary few days.  We were part of the tornado that ripped through the state of Alabama and left a lot of damage and devastation.  We were without power since last Wednesday and had no phone service (home or cell) and no internet service.  Everything was restored for us on Sunday and now I have a lot of catching up to do.  I am blessed that no one I know was hurt in the tornados. I pray and my heart is heavy for all the families across the south that weren't so lucky.  I will be back soon with a new card post. 
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