Friday, July 11, 2014


And this is what neglect of your blog looks like! I feel so bad that I haven't kept up with it lately, but so much is going on in our lives that I just haven't had time. However, there is light at the end of this dark tunnel...I'm a little over half way unpacked at the new house and I have the opportunity to decorate my new craft room! Here are a couple photos of it's current look:

Any suggestions for how to decorate this plain room? Remember, all my furniture is white because my old room was the most gorgeous blue with white accents. :)

I've got a card making weekend planned with a good friend at the end of this month, so hopefully I'll have some new material to show you! Come back in August and we'll start all over, how does that sound?
Blessings! ~H

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Something new to look at on my blog!

Good afternoon! I wanted to get a new card up here that I made a while back! I used Charliene Cowgirl by Clearly iStamps. I got her as a digital stamp, but not sure where to find them now! I made this card for a young friend from church. She really loved it! I hope you enjoy, too!

Blessings! ~H

PS I wanted to let you know that my craft room will be closed for about a month or so. We're moving and it's the first room to be packed and the last one to be unpacked. (insert sad face here) But never fear I WILL be back! Have a blessed month!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Beary Wishes DT First Post

Hello friends!
Today I'm sharing with you the Mother's Day card I made for my mom (it's ok, she doesn't read my blog unless I tell her to, so she won't see it early). I've used Beary Wishes "Hydrangea Bauble" (it's my favorite!) & colored it in purple, which my mom loves. I hope you enjoy it and will visit her shop to find your own favorite image!

I also wanted to thank everyone for helping me shower my little cousin with cards of blessings! They are on their way to her now and she should get them in a few days! Her surgery went well and I'm excited that she didn't even have to go to rehab! That is awesome! Thank your for your prayers for her and her family.

Have a blessed day and come back soon for more fun cards!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Prayers & Cards for Isabel

 Good morning, friends! I hope everyone is staying warm! We had some snow during the night and morning and I think it's just crazy that when I went to church yesterday morning, I was so hot because it was 70 degrees! Now, it's barely above freezing!

I have a 2 part request today. First, I'm asking for prayer for my 11 year old cousin who is having her second brain surgery tomorrow. She has CMV and they are hoping this second surgery will help her to not have seizures every day. It won't prevent them from happening, but it will help them not be as often. The first brain surgery she had a few years ago has lessened the intensity of the seizures. So, I'm asking for prayer for Isabel and for her parents and the doctors.

The second part of my request is that I'd like to send her something special and I thought if any of you have any little thinking of you cards laying around that maybe you could send me with a special note to her in it? Or if you know of anyone who likes to send cards to people, ask them to send one to her? Her name is Isabel and you can send them to my address. I'll be sending a package of cards from some at my church as well, probably next week sometime. (and as more come in, I will send them on to her) If you are able to, I would be so grateful! If you can't, please say a prayer or two for her. Those are much more needed and appreciated more than you'll ever know on this earth!

Thank you!!!

Here is the address:
c/o Helen Phelps
4021 SW 28th Terrace
Topeka, KS  66614

Have a blessed day! ~H

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Puzzle Card

Good morning! I'd like to share a card with you today that I made for a friend on one of my design teams. I saw this little image at Kadoodle Bug Designs and immediately thought of her! The paper I got last year for a "Hope for Brady" blog train (unfortunately, they didn't put their name on the background, so I don't know which designer it is from! Here is a link to the beginning of the blog train this year, though! )


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a blessed day!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Diane's Daydream Designs Spring Has Sprung BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop sponsored by Daydream Designs! We are so glad you are joining us!  We hope you’ll join us each day since some of our design team will be posting each day of the blog hop with new projects to inspire your spring crafting.
This is a unique blog hop because EVERYONE WINS! There will be free digi stamps on each DT blog available only for the duration of the blog hop.  So grab them while you can.  Other prizes for qualifying participants:  3 winners get 3 FREE stamp sets, 2 winners get 2 FREE stamp sets, and 1 person will win 1 FREE stamp set...all from Diane’s Daydream Designs Stores. 
To qualify, comment on each DT blog (one time for each DT is sufficient even if they post each day).  Start the blog hop at Diane’s blog and continue through this list:
Here are the cards I made for the blog hop:
Card 1:
I cut out and popped up the poppies (oh my goodness, the irony of that! lol).
I also put stickles on the middle and lines of the poppies and used liquid pearls
around the scallop edges of the green circle behind the poppies.
The paper and image are from the new "Poppies for You" set!
Aren't the new releases fun? And perfect for Mother's Day!
(I cased the card from It's a Stamp Thing.)

Card 2:
I cut out and popped up the butterfly on this one and you can't see all the
sparkle on the bee and butterfly, but they are sparkly!!! I also used rhinestones on the butterfly & flower.
The paper and images are from the new "Doodle Garden" set!
 I just love the whimsical design of this set!

Card 3:
(I left it blank so you can imagine your own possibilities of using a journal card!)
I used lots of rhinestones and some stickles to make the butterfly sparkle!
The paper is from the new "Doodle Garden" set and the journal card is from the new
"Doodle Garden Journal Card/Photo Mat" set!
Loving this set so much!

I wonder, do you think I love this Doodle Garden set or what?!? lol

Here is your "freebie" from Diane's Daydream Designs!
It's a journal card from the "Doodle Garden Journal Card Set" Enjoy!

But you can get it along with the others in the set right here!

(please remember not to share this, but if you think someone else will like it, point them to my blog so they can get it for themselves and they can get in on this fun blog hop, too!)
Thanks for stopping by today! Now head on over to Jerusha's blog and have a blessed day!

Monday, March 31, 2014

You're Invited: Spring Has Sprung at Daydream Designs Blog Hop!

Mark your calendars!  This is an amazing blog hop you will not want to miss.  Our last blog hop was a tremendous success, and our EVERYONE WINS feature is back by popular demand.  There will be FREE digis on every blog in the hop.  PLUS, giveaways and prizes, so don't miss out on the fun.  Our Dream Team has some amazing inspirations from our ALL NEW, JUST RELEASED spring themed sets.  

We will be releasing 20 new sets in April...and our design team has been busy creating the brightest, cheeriest, most amazing creations.  Each and everyone of them are sure to inspire you.  

Spread the word, because remember....EVERYONE WINS!!!

The blog hop starts at 4:00 AM CST Friday, April 4
9:00 PM CST, Sunday, April 6
Prize winners will be announced by noon on Monday, April 7