Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stampin Sisters in Christ Blog Challenge # 6...

This week's Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge is to make a card letting someone know that you are thinking of them or praying for them. The verse for this week is Psalm 19:14: "Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight Oh, Lord, my strength and my redeemer." Sometimes when we think of words, we think only of what we speak, but what we write is a bit more lasting because it's in ink and can be read over and over again. We should be encouraging with our words to others, both in speech and in writing. That's why I loved this week's challenge so much, because I'm able to use my written words to encourage someone else this week.

Here's the card I created:

When speaking of encouraging others, I think of an acronym that I recently learned also. It's RAK, which I learned stands for Random Acts of Kindness. I received a special RAK this week from Suzanne Dean that I wanted to share with you, too. It was this little interesting looking creation called a "Bow Easy" I've never heard of it until the other day (probably because I don't always pay attention). I've admired Suzanne's bows for months now because they are so beautiful and perfect! You can't begin to imaging my excitement when I received this package in the mail! It was super sweet of her to send it to me and it does make the perfect bow!!! I used it on the card I made for this week's SSCC entry. Isn't it awesome?!? Thanks, Suzanne, for sharing this with me! You are such a blessing!

Have a wonderful week everyone and be a blessing to someone!


Saturday, September 26, 2009


I mentioned in a prior post that I got a Scor-Pal for my birthday. I wanted this like nothing else! lol Thanks, Tim & Katie! So, anyway...I was needing an odd size box, so I figured out the dimensions I needed, added an inch to each side for scoring, added 1/16 of an inch to the dimensions for the top of the box, cut, score, and wala! Here's what came out of that:

This was for some stationary that I created for my boss' daughter that got married last month. I love this new Scor-Pal! It's going to be my best "pal"!!! I'm already working on some more creations, but I wanted to get this first one up so you could see it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Stampin Sisters in Christ Blog Challenge #5...

Ecclesiastes 3:1, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven."

This was the verse chosen by Kathy for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. I think it's very fitting for a time such as this. A time when all things are changing.

This week's challenge was to create something using the colors of fall. When I think of fall colors, I think of oranges, browns & greens. I bought this paper for my sister's birthday card, because she was born in November and she likes browns with accent colors. I thought it was perfect and since the challenge was for fall was the perfect card to make!

If you look closely, you might notice the raindrops still on the umbrealla...

Cardstock-SU Whisper White
DP-My Minds Eye "Out & About"
Stamp-Miss Anya
Sentiment-unknown, I think Studio G
Accessories/Embellishments-Stickles; Glossy Accents; (the flower is either K& Co or Marcella, I just can't remember right now)


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Blog Candy & Magical Number Winners...

And the winners are...
Blog Candy...Sharon
sharon said...
Hi! I voting for 37! You are already favorited! I know a good blog when I see it.Sharon
September 8, 2009 12:40 PM

Magical Number...Alison
*Alison* said...
WOW!! thanks so much for the chance to win.. I am crossing everything I have that I win.. :) I also became a follower.. I really like your blog.. and posted on my blog alsofor your age.. I am going to guess 36ish.. LOL :)
September 12, 2009 11:41 AM

Please, Sharon & Alison, e-mail me your addresses so I can get your prizes in the mail to you!
Please contact me by the end of this week, or I'll draw a new name and go to the next person with the correct magical number.

Yes, this year I turned 36! I can't believe that I really did. And, tomorrow I will be the mother of a 15 year old freshman in high school! It's so crazy! I'm really not a day over 25! Didn't I just read that 40 is the new 25? lol

Thanks so much everyone for participating and for following my blog! My goal was to hit 36 followers by today and I'm at 33, so that's pretty good!

Don't forget to check out this weeks challenge at Stampin' Sisters In Christ!


I'm giving away blog candy!

(His birthday is tomorrow, so I'm letting him do the drawing; He'll be 15!!!)

Ok, so here's the scoop:

Since my birthday was this past week and I love presents SO MUCH, I wanted to give a little "present" to someone! Here's a picture of what I am giving away:

It includes a variety of images (Magnolias, accessoires, Bellas & some Stampin' Up ones), some tag paper, some brads and some chipboard accessories. To get in the drawing, this is what you need to do:

1. Become a follower & leave a comment on this post (those already following only need to leave a comment) - this will get your name in the drawing once.

2. After you become a follower, if you post a link to my blog candy on your blog (or put it in your sidebar), or if you don't have a blog, e-mail your friends to check it out, then leave a second comment on this blog that you've done this - this will get you an additional chance at the drawing.

THEN, I have another surprise for the first person to guess my "magical" number (oh, that means my *age*). All the items in the blog candy are of this same quantity. This person will receive a surprise that I've created and some images that I'll stamp for them!

Drawing will be held on Sunday, September 20th at 2:00pm.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Christmas on my mind...

Well, it's past time to start Christmas cards, but I've finally got in gear! Here are 2 cards I made this week. I just love these stamps! I got some more images in the mail for Christmas, they are Miss Anya, so I'll get those up as soon as I get something made!
This is the Magnolia stamp I got from Cheryl when I won from her Magnolia-licious blog hop candy. Isn't she adorable??? Thanks, again, Cheryl for the wonderful card and awesome stamp!

Card Ingredients:
Cardstock-SU Whisper White
DP-Karen Foster
Ink-SU Old Olive; Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Charcoal
Nestabilities-Classic Ovals Large
Color-Prisma Colors
Embellishments-Sheer Ribbon; Snowflake punchouts; stickles; glossy accents

This Whiff of Joy stamp is one I got for my birthday from a co-worker. She's so pretty!
Don't her shoes kind-of look like suede? And what do you think about the fluffy cotton looking muff, earmuffs & balls on the shoes? I thought it was fun!

Card Ingredients:
Stamp-Whiff of Joy
Sentiment-Broter Sister Design Studio
Cardstock-SU Whisper White; SU Green (I can't remember which one, I've had it forever!)
DP-Karen Foster
Ink-SU Mellow Moss; SU Chocolate Chip; Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Charcoal
Nestabilities-Classic Ovals Large
Color-Prisma Colors; Faber-Castell Water Colors
Embellishments-White Ribbon; stickles; Fun Flock in Cottonball White

Don't forget that my blog candy ends tomorrow! I would love to send it to you!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Stampin Sisters in Christ Blog Challenge #4...

The verse for this week's challenge is Jeremiah 29:11, which is my favorite verse of the entire Bible. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future." Every time I'm struggling with something in my life, I remember this verse and know that God has a perfect plan for my life. Though things might not go as I had planned or wished, they are going the way that He has planned and that's the best thing for me.

The challenge was to follow a "plan" aka sketch/pattern. I altered mine slightly, kind of like the Lord often has to alter MY plan for my life. :) Enjoy!

PS Don't forget to check out my blog candy! It's posted at the top of my blog, just click on my banner and you'll see the post.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Stampin Sisters in Christ Blog Challenge #3...

FINALLY, after 2 1/2 hours of trying to upload this picture into blogger...

This challenge was good for me because I needed to make my son a card! He's working hard to be on the honor roll this first 9 weeks in school and so far he's carrying mostly A's, and he's a freshman in high school! I'm so proud of him! I know he's going to make it and so I made this card to give to him along with the "reward" he will be getting...his dad finally decided to get him a cell phone. He's super excited about it! Well, I chose to use purple paper because his school colors are purple & black. He saw the folded card that I received from last months Magnolia-licious mingle and thought it was cool, so I decided to make that style of a card for him. I just happened to have some wood looking wall cover samples from the girls at work and that was perfect for the border of the blackboard. I used glossy accents on the 2 full pencils on the front panel. I thought it turned out rather cool. I hope he likes it!


PS Don't forget to check out my blog candy!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I'm so blessed...

Take a look at what I received in the mail this week!!! I'm so blessed!

First is the mingle card I received from Pat Martin. Check out how she weaved the paper together in the background. Isn't that awesome?!? I also love the frame that Tilda is sitting in. That's a clever idea! It's such a beautiful card! Thank you, Pat!

This one is from Cheryl Rowley. I won her give-away during the Magnolia-licious blog hop. Isn't this a darling card and look, a new Tilda stamp! I love it!!! She asked what I'd like to see on the card, so I told her "CHRISTMAS!" I love Christmas! I love the way she speckled the oval background behind Tilda & on the Happy Holidays tag at the top. I'm going to have to learn that technique! I've seen many things that Cheryl has made and she is such a talented designer and I'm honored that I received this beautiful card from her. Thank you, Cheryl!


Monday, September 7, 2009

Magnolia-licious Blog Challenge

This month's blog challenge is to create an accordian mini-file folder. I found that with the instructions they provide and a ScorPal, it's much easier than it appears, and it's darling! I'm going to make a few more for some Christmas gifts! You can see what their DT has made by going here:

Here's my version...I guess I'm just not ready to give up summer yet! lol

This was such a fun project to make! Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Birthday Week...

I have the most wonderful crafting friend in the whole wide world!!! Look what Kristine sent me and it arrived ON my birthday!

Isn't that awesome?!?! She's such a sweet girl and I'm so thankful for our reconnection! You should visit her blog, she's incredibly talented!

I also received a package from Suzanne at . She's amazing as well! I won these from her during the Magnolia-licious Fall Blog Hop. Aren't they adorable?

I got some more Magnolias in the mail this week and many other wonderful birthday presents from my family, such as a Scor-Pal, 2 sets of nestabilities, pads for my cuttlebug, new scissors & a pad of gorgeous paper from my husband! I also got a couple of gift cards from some girls at work and those are going for new stamping supplies, too! I'm so blessed!
Have a wonderful labor day!