Saturday, December 15, 2012

More Christmas Tags

As promised, I have more digi Christmas tags I've created using digi papers and images from Daydream Designs! For these tags I've used the Winter Dots Digi Paper Pack, Winter Chill Digi Paper Pack and Snowbabies Color Digi Set.
 
Enjoy!
 
  

  
 
 
Have a blessed day!
~H

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Gift Tags - Set 1

Good morning fellow bloggers! Today I want to share with you some Christmas gift tags I've made using some amazing Daydream Designs digi papers and colored images! I paired the Deck The Halls Digi Paper set with the Deck The Halls Colored Digi set to create these fun gift tags. These are all digital designs so I can size them as I want and print them on sticky back paper and use them for my Christmas packages! There are so many amazing images and papers in Diane's store! You must stop by and get ya some!
 
Here is my first set of tags:



 
Come back this week-end to see the tags I created with another digi paper set and images from Daydream Designs!
 
Have a blessed day!
~H

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My first attempt at a photo layout

Good afternoon blog land! I hope this post finds everyone in good health and in good spirits! It's almost Christmas! This is my most favorite time of year and it would be even more wonderful if it would just snow already! lol Well, while we're waiting for snow, I thought I'd make something I've been wanting to try for a while now. I don't have a digital scrapbook program...yet, so I did this in power point and make a photo of it, so I hope you like it! It's a 6x6 layout of my family from 2010. I've used Elegant Snowflakes Digi Paper Pack & Little Bits of Christmas Color Digis from Daydream Designs to create my layout. You can get those items and many more wonderful things in the Daydream Design's store!
 
 
I hope you enjoyed my creation!
Have a blessed day!
~H
 


Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Reason for The Season

Welcome to our final Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge! We're so glad you've joined us today! Here are you challenge details:
 
Hostess:
The amazing Kris
 
Scripture:
Matthew 2:10-11 - "They rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And... presented gifts to Him."
 
Challenge:
Make a Christmas card or project.
 
Sponsor:
Doodle Pantry is offering 3 digital images to one blessed winner
 
My Card:
 
As I mentioned above, this is the final Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. It is very sad that we're closing these amazing challenges, but I know that God has used this group to reach many people and if it's in His will, it will be back someday! I never thought I'd belong to a design team, let alone one with the most amazing and wonderful women who are sisters in Christ! This group means the world to me and I'm forever grateful to Kris for seeing something in my cards that I just didn't see and for welcoming me into this group several years ago and again last year. I won't be too much more mushy and sentimental, but I want each of you ladies at Stampin' Sisters in Christ to know just how much you really mean to me. I love each one of you and will never forget you and the time we've spent together praying for each other and sharing our lives. A song comes to mind when saying our good-bye today, and I just want to say "A friend's a friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them." Thank you, ladies for your love, friendship, prayers and wonderful amazing creativity that you've shared with the world!
 
One final word, remember
JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
no matter what season that is in your life!
Blessings!
~H

Monday, November 19, 2012

Daydream Designs Polka Dot Hop!

We are thrilled to be hosting our second blog hop at Daydream Designs!
Our theme is POLKA DOTS...and other than that, anything goes!
So you will see lots of variety and the tremendous talents of our design team!

Our Sponsor:

THREE PRIZES!
ONE $15 Gift Certificate
ONE $10 Gift Certificate
ONE FREE Digi Set (excludes bundles)

To win:
Just leave a comment on each Dream Team members blogs listed below.
We will randomly select one winner to receive the grand give away of a $15 gift certificate.
We will also give one $10 gift certificate, and one FREE set of choice to a third winner.
 
PLUS...Everyone is a winner too. Grab the FREE digi on Diane's blog
 
Make sure to stop by each of these blogs, not only for your chance to win a great prize,
but also for amazing inspiration!
 
You HAVE to check out the Daydream Designs store! Diane has some wonderful new designs that you're going to want to grab up right away!!!
 
Here is my creation for the POLKA DOT HOP:
A close up: 
Isn't this little reindeer the cutest thing?!? He's from Daydream Designs' Santa Please Color Digi set. The polka dots and polka dot paper are from the Darling Dots Sizzles Digi Paper collection.
 
Have a POLKA DOT day!
Helen


Sunday, November 18, 2012

To the Moon!

Hostess:
Our sweet sister, Jerusha
Scripture:
Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.
Challenge:
Create a card for a child.
Sponsor:
Our Daily Bread Designs - this week's prize is a $15 gift card to their store!!! So awesome!
My Card:
 
This is for my little great-nephew who turns 4 next month!
 
Have a blessed week and do join our challenge! You'll be glad you did!
~H

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Broken and Put Back Together

Good morning! I'm so glad you've stopped by today! Here are the details about this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge:
 
Hostess:
Moi, hehe
 
Scripture:
Psalm 147:3 "He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds" (NIV)
 
Challenge:
Use something "broken and put back together" on your card.
 
Sponsor:
Clear Dollar Stamps who is generously offering a $15 credit for their digital stamps
 
My Card:
See how I cut the image apart and put it back together? That's how we are when we come to Jesus. We're broken and He puts us back together.
 
The image I used is from Whimsy Stamps. It's called "Kaydance" by Elisabeth Bell. I won her and one other stamp on a facebook contest last week. Isn't she adorable?!? Those beautiful brads are from my wonderful friend, Vicki of Pink Posh Cards. We got the change to craft together one day last month at Diane's house (the Diane of Diane's Daydream Designs). It was SO MUCH FUN!!!
 
Don't forget to enjoy all the other Sister's blogs and have a blessed day!
~H


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Birds of a feather...

Hey y'all! Today I wanted to share with you a card I made using Daydream Designs Owl Always Love You color digi set. I tried to make it look a little rustic, so it may not appeal to everyone, but all the little owls on it made me smile. Kind of  reminds me of my family tree...lol
Enjoy!
See how the couple on the second branch seems to have the boy one oogling over the girl one? That cracked me up!
 
Have a blessed day!
~H

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Prayer and Thankfulness

Let's get down to business, shall we?
 
Hostess:
The Gracious Lady Diane
 
Scripture:
Colossians 1:3-5-- We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel.
 
Challenge:
Create a card or project depicting thankfulness or prayer. It can be a Thanksgiving card/project, a thank-you note, or an "I'm Praying for You" type card/project.
 
Sponsor:
Our wonderful friend, Kelly Little
 
My Card:
I made this card for my friend, Jessica. She lost her mom earlier this year to breast cancer and has been going through a really rough time. I wanted to let her know that she is loved and that I am praying for her. Also, this little Magnolia looks so much like her beautiful little daughter that I just HAD to use it! I thought it would put a smile on her face just seeing the little girl on the card.
 
(front of card)

(inside of card)
 
Please be sure to check out all the DT's creations and don't forget to join the challenge!
I can't want to see what you've created!!!
May the Lord bless your week beyond measure!
Blessings!
~H

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Little Ladybug

Hi! Welcome to my blog! I'm so glad you've joined me! I'd like to share with you this little darling Ladybug card I've made using The Digi Garden's Lil Ladybug. Isn't she adorable?!? They have the cutest images! Go check them out and get some of your own adorable little images!
 
 
Have a bleseed day!
~H


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Walk Uprightly

Morning y'all! I know my posts have been short lately, but I needed to be sure to get some cards in that I've had sitting on my desk for a while! This card features a sentiment from Daydream Designs' Sunshing and Rain Sentiment Set. I just love the verses and sentiments that Diane uses! They are always so encouraging to my heart exactly when I need them!
 
 
Have a blessed day!
~H

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Birthday card for Lana

Hey, y'all! Today I'd like to share with you a card I made for my Mother-In-Law for her birthday! I've used Lucy's Flower from The Digi Garden for this fun card!
 
 
 
Have a blessed day!
~H

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thinking of you fall card

Good afternoon! Today I'd like to share with you a card I made using Daydream Designs Pumpkin and Sunflowers Color Digi Set. I used 4 elements of the stamp set and put them together to make one larger image grouping and then added the sentiment from a fun font on my computer.
Hope you enjoy!
 
 
Oh, be looking for Christmas stuff at Daydream Designs! There are already some wonderful images & papers available, but more are coming!!!
 
Have a blessed day!
~H

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Peace that passes understanding

We've all probably sang the song "I've got the peace that passes understanding down in my heart" and that's what I want to talk about today. Before I share my story, I'd like to share the details of this week's Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge!
 
Hostess:
 My great friend and uber talented sister in Christ, PeggySue
 
Scripture:
 John 16:33 (NIV) "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
 
Challenge:
 Make a card that to you represents peace or calm; with an image, color scheme, CAS layout or verse, something that speaks peace to you, but peace symbols themselves are excluded. The card has to speak peace through your own style.
 
Sponsor:
 Daydream Designs - one participant will win a $20 voucher for the store!
You're going to want to win this one! Daydream Designs has the most wonderful creations!
 
Here is the card I made for this week's challenge:
I've used Bitty Baby Sentiments by our wonderful sponsor Daydream Designs
Paper is by Simple Stories.

WARNING: I'VE BEEN TOLD TO WARN YOU TO GRAB A BOX OF KLEENEX BEFORE CONTINUING! (don't say I didn't warn you!)
 
The story behind my card...
 
When I was 21 I gave birth to a healthy, very happy baby boy. He was awesome! I was young. I raised him as a single mother for almost 10 years. I did my best, but I certainly didn't give him as much understanding as I could have. I loved the little guy beyond anyone I've loved before, but I wasn't able to enjoy all the little things about him growing. I didn't understand that I needed to enjoy those things. Sometimes he just got in my way and made things difficult for me. My mom and my friend's mom babysat, a lot, so I could enjoy "adult time" My friends were always at our house and I never quite was able to give him undivided attention as a mother should from time to time. We did have a lot of fun, though! But someone was always with us when we were having fun. He loved the times when I didn't go out and I stayed home with him. We rented movies and ate pizza and chips and dip and soda and ice cream. This is something we still enjoy together once in a while and yes, not long ago my 17 year old son laid in my room watching Mary Poppins with me on a Sunday afternoon, at his request! lol I wasn't feeling well and it was a sweet moment with him. Anyway, fast forward through his little life to 9 when mommy met someone she loved and decided to get married. My husband and I married in April 2005 (right year husband? lol) and in October he adopted my son to be his own. October 6th to be exact. It's now called "Phelps Family Day" and we always celebrate that day in some way. This year it was just a nice dinner with our now 18 year old with an attitude, and his grandparents of 7 years, but we still celebrated, because it was important to us.
Now is the next chapter of the story-our quest for another child. When we got married we started trying to have a baby right away. Neither of us was very young anymore! (remember when 30 used to be old? ha!) We had failed attempt after failed attempt, precancerous cells to deal with and medicine to regulate and all that fun stuff. It's really not fun. It puts a lot of pressure on a relationship when dealing with infertility. It was as much my body's issues as it is possibly my husband's (he's never been officially checked, because if my body isn't working right there is no need to test him, yet) So, needless to say, our relationships have suffered some. Not just my husband's and mine, but with our son and families and with our friends. I became very bitter and jealous about every pregnancy around me. It's kind of hard to throw yourself into a friend's baby shower when you wish so bad that it was you. There were many tears shed and lots of make up used before these showers. Of course it's hard to look happy when you're dying inside! For the last several years I've been very sad and felt not worthy since it wasn't happening for us. I've even been regretting the way I raised my son, missing all the times when he was little and I could have been a better mom. Times I wish I could go back and enjoy him. Earlier this year someone called us telling us there was a baby in need and wanted to know if we'd be interested. We were floored that someone would think of us in this situation. Once the shock wore off and prayers were said and talking done with mentors, we decided that, "yes, we WOULD be interested in caring for this little one and becoming her parents." After about 2 weeks of talking to the "go-between" and waiting and planning and getting the "run around" I finally said, "look, if this isn't going to happen, I need to know, my heart is too involved" and they finally came clean and said that the person with the little one only wanted money and not really to give the child. I was devastated. That is when I really became bitter. I was so hurt. I thought God had REALLY let me down this time and that He must think I was so unworthy of a child that He would allow people who abuse children to have them, but not me. I must have really screwed up with raising my son that He wouldn't trust me with another one. Or that He was punishing me for my previous lifestyle. Let's fast forward to just last month. A friend of my husband's has a rough life. She is an alcoholic and disabled and tends to become involved with real winners of guys. She's the mother of 3 lovely children, whom she doesn't even have living with her because she can barely take care of herself, let alone 3 kids, too! There is more to her situation that I will not go into, but if you're a prayer warrior, please remember this lady in your prayers. She can use them! Anyway, she became pregnant. She didn't know what she was going to do, so she asked my husband if he and I would consider adopting her baby (which was really babies!) because her boyfriend wanted her to get an abortion and she didn't want to. So, after much prayer and discussion, we decided that it would be best for the babies if we would take care of them after they were born. We had apprehension about this, we knew there would likely be issues with the little ones but wanted something for her children that she could not give them - a loving, stable home. Well, needless to say, her boyfriend got to her and those little babies are with the best Father they could ever ask for and they are in Jesus' loving arms. Heartbreak for us - again! I began asking questions about why we couldn't do this, what was so wrong with us and why God didn't want us to have children! Once I "got over" that issue, for that day anyway, we began to talk about what our life was really going to look like. We still want a baby, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. In my mind, we needed to make a decision - Are we going to keep waiting and hoping for it to happen or are we finally going to move on with our lives and live as if we're done with our child rearing years? My husband, who has been a rock for us during these times, says we need to pray about it. My question...how long do we pray about it? When do we make a decision to live our lives? I won't go into the rest of the discussion we had, but we were still in a quandary about the situation but knew we had to make a decision and I was quite frustrated, even angry about it all. We were planning on visiting with the Pastor soon to try to get some answers. In Sunday School the following morning, we were discussing Nehemiah and his decision to rebuild Jerusalem. One thing they were asking is "how long do we pray" the answer came to them just as simply as it came to us that day "pray until you have peace" Wow. We almost lost it right then, but the Pastor kept teaching as Chris and I were struggling to keep our emotions under control. I don't remember the rest of the lesson, but other questions I had asked the day before were answered, just as simply as the one about praying. I left church after SS and my husband and son stayed. I cried all the way home and talked to God. IT WAS AN AMAZING TIME! After lunch, Chris and I talked and prayed A LOT. We came to a decision and we had the most peace we've ever had! We know the desire of our heart is to have a baby and we're not going to keep our lives on hold waiting for it to happen. We're going to "pray for rain and build our ark" lol I don't think and I can convey the perfect peace I have about our decision. My friend, Jennifer, says "you can see it" on my face when I talk about it. I truly believe that God is going to give us our baby and I believe this is going to happen through a private adoption. I also believe that if His plan is something else for me, I am at peace with that, too. I am at peace because I'm ready for HIS will to be done in my life and not mine. I also have faith that He will give me the desires of my heart because I'm His. I have a "peace that passes understanding" I can feel it from my head to my toes and I can feel it as well as see it in my eyes and my smile. There's no longer a sad little smile, it's filled with joy and overcoming. Now, there are still going to be trials, of this I am sure and there already have been, but I have faith like I've never had before and a God that loves me more than I'll ever know. I am worthy to be a mother and my dreams and desires are important. THIS, my friends, is what peace looks like to me, finally. With or without another child, I have the peace that passes understanding down in my heart.
Oh, BTW, we are "building our ark" by redoing one of our offices to make a guest room that will be easily converted into a nursery with a simple change of a bed (we're putting a twin size bed in there so my mom can enjoy the room until it's needed for the nursery). We're also planning and preparing a list of things we know we'll need and we're planning the purchase of those things. We've started a savings plan and will be doing some fundraisers to raise money for the adoption fees.
I believe if you truly have faith, you must take action as though it IS going to happen.
Please join us in prayer for our baby.
I will post updates as we have them.
 
May God bless you today and may you find peace that passes all understanding in your life.
~H


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Daydream Designs Declaration of Hope Day

Daydream Designs Declaration of Hope Day
October 9th
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.
~Winston Churchill~
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 25:5
Few things in life teach more powerful lessons than adversity. When one encounters devastating challenges, it becomes easier to separate the superficial and the trivial from what matters most. We can suffer many losses, yet through faith, family and friends we discover the will to carry on. What we cannot live without is hope. Hope is the essential ingredient to emotional and spiritual survival, even when the body is wracked by destructive disease. Disease is a cruel enemy, but one conquest it rarely claims is hope.
Members of the Daydream Designs Dream Team, join together this month as one voice on this day to extend hope and encouragement to those touched by cancer and other life-altering diseases or disorders. Everyone on the team has either personally battled the ravages cancer or their loved ones or friends have been touched by it. Some have witnessed the devastation of Alzheimer’s or the struggles associated with Autism. Whatever the struggle, we have discovered the importance of hope.
We invite you to join us on this journey of hope, and as you visit each blog, we know you will be inspired by the creative talents of our team, by personal stories and powerful testimonies about the God who is with His children through every circumstance. We’ve each designed projects using images and/or sentiments from the new Hope Endures series. There is an outline set available to create your own colored set and currently four primary colored lines:
Pink: Breast Cancer
Purple: All Cancer, Alzheimer’s
Yellow: Children’s Cancer, Bone Cancer, Soldier Support
Puzzle: Autism
Visit our blogs, for your own inspiration, but we’d love to hear from you too. We invite you to share your own testimony of faith, or take the opportunity to honor loved ones who lost the battle with cancer. Share whatever is on your heart. You can tell your story on anyone’s blog, but we hope you’ll let each designer know you visited. Maybe you’d just rather list the names of those you want to honor and remember, whatever the form the cancer /disease took. Here are the dream team members who are participating.
 
Thanks for joining us as we share why HOPE ENDURES in our hearts.
 
My first pink card represents my mother, who is a 2 times breast cancer survivor. What an encouragement she was through each of her trials. I'm very thankful that the cancer did not take her from our family as it has so many others. We praise God every day for her freedom from cancer! 10 years cancer free! Woo Hoo! I love you, Mom.
 
My second pink card represents my dear friend, Jessica's mom. Myrtle lost her battle to breast cancer earlier this year. Jessica always tells us how wonderful her mother was. I only wish I had been able to know her before she had passed on. Love you, Jessica!
 
My yellow card represents my little friend, Anna. Anna battled a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma when she was only 7. She "fought like a girl" and is fighting every day to stay cancer free. She's been a huge blessing in our lives and we continue to pray for her to remain cancer free! Sending our love to you and praises for your healing, Miss Anna!
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for letting me share a little piece of my heart with you today. May God bless you and your loved ones!
~H


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gettin' a little boxy!

Good morning! Welcome to another wonderful challenge day for Stampin' Sisters in Christ!
 
This week our hostess is the Uber Amazing Michelle!
 
The verse of inspiration she chose is: Eph 3:17-19 "that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge."
 
Michelle challenges us to: Make a box or use an image that includes a box.
 
Our wonderful sponsor this week is The Digi Garden - they make the most adorable little people images! You've seen a few of them featured on my blog recently. You're going to love them!
 
For my creation this week, I found a tutorial on Split Coast Stampers for this adorable mini box. It is just big enough to hold a few pieces of chocolate, or as I've found out, a little candle wax tub from the Dollar Tree. Instead of using a decorated paper around a solid sheet of cardstock, I used a patterned sheet of cardstock to make the card. The image I used is by our sponsor. It's called Patches the Scarecrow. Isn't he adorable?!?
 
Well, I hope you've enjoyed my creation today. Be sure to stop by the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge blog and read Michelle's devotion. I'm sure you'll be blessed by it! Also, don't forget to join our challenge this week!
 
Have a blessed week~
~H

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sing and make music from your heart...

Welcome! It's time for our wonderful Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge! Let's get started!
 
Hostess:
Very creative and talented MariLynn
 
Scripture:
Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. - Ephesians 5:19-20
 
Challenge:
Create a project that shows some element of music.
 
Sponsor:
 
My Creation:
 
 I've used a sentiment from the "Sing for Joy" collection by Inspired Stamps and "Mod Marci" digi stamp by Lala Land Crafts.
 
Have a blessed week!
~H

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Owl Always Love You

Good morning everyone! I hope your week has been blessed beyond measure! Mine has had it's challenges, but there is SONshine in my life! And, I get to go crafting this week-end! Oh, yeah!!! An out of town trip with my mom to meet Diane of Daydream Designs! And, icing on the cake, I get to meet Vicki, too! We're going to have a blast! I've never gone away for a craft day, people usually come to my house, so I'm UBER EXCITED!!! Ok, I did have something to show you! Here is a set of cards that I made last night using the Owl Always Love You Colored Set from Daydream Designs.
 
 
I borrowed Vicki's idea on her blog and twisted it just a little to make my cards. I do hope you enjoy them! Look for more from me next week!
Blessings!
~H

Just a Swingin'

An oldie but a goodie! I made this card for a coworker for Mother's Day - last year! I used the most adorable little Bugaboo digi called "Deacon Swing"
 
Hope you enjoyed this simple little creation!
Have a blessed day!
~H


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Candy Cane Elf

Good morning! I'd like to share a simple little card I made using The Digi Garden's Candy Cane Elf. I've put a little fuzz on his hat and top of his stocking and glittered his candy can all up! The paper is from My Mind's Eye called "Be Merry" I got the 6x6 paper pad for my birthday from my wonderful son! Here's my card! Hope you like it!
 
Have a blessed day!
~H

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made...

Good morning and welcome to another Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge!
Here's what you need to know to participate:
 
Hostess:
 
Scripture:
Psa 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
 
Challenge:
Create a card/project with something handmade on it - could be a flower, stitching, patterned paper - show us your creativity!
 
Sponsor:
A Day for Daisies - they have such adorable images!
They're offering one blessed participant a $12 gift card to their store!
 
My Card:
 
The "creation" on my card is the card base itself. I started with just some basic brown cardstock and went to town!!! I used the lovely image from our sponsor called "Sleeping Flower"
 
Hope you enjoyed my CREATION this week!
Remember: YOU are the work of HIS hands. YOU are WONDERFUL!
 
Have a blessed week! ~H

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Delight in the little things...

Hi! I wanted to share a "thank you" card that I made for our neighbors who shared with us some of a wonderfully sweet watermelon they had purchased. I thought it fitting to use this watermelon digi from Whimsie Doodles for their card. The other stamp is from the $1 bin at Michaels.
I hope you enjoy!
Have a blessed day!
~H


Monday, September 17, 2012

Daydream Designs First Ever BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the first ever Daydream Designs BLOG HOP! We're so delighted to have you join us as we showcase lovely creations by the Dreamteam of Daydream Designs!
 
If you've come here from Amy's blog, then you're on the right track! If not, then you're going to want to start at Diane's blog so that you don't miss anything!!! You could even win a stamp set of your choice by joining the hop! You could win 3 sets by joining the hop AND playing along with our challenge!!! Isn't that wonderful?!?
 
Our challenge is to use owls or make a fall creation using Daydream Designs digis/digi paper.
 
For my creation, I've used digital paper from the Darling Dots Sizzles collection and rain boots from the Sunsine and Rain digi collection & the Daisies for You digi.
 
Here's my card:
 
 
I hope you enjoyed my card! You can get these digis & paper and many other wonderful things from Daydream Designs!
 
Here's the Blog Hop List to follow:
Helen -- me!
Vicki

Next you'll wan to head to Michelle's blog! Don't forget to stop back by our Daydream Designs blog and see if there might be something special for everyone hopping there! Enjoy our first ever blog hop!

Have a blessed day!
~H


Sunday, September 16, 2012

It's FALL y'all!

Good morning dear friends!
 
Today's challenge at the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge blog is to "Make a Harvest card or Fall/Autumn"
 
Our scripture for this week is Galatians 6:9 "So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up." Love that verse! It says to me, "if you work hard and not get bored or tired of doing what is good and pleasing to the Lord and don't give up cause no one is responding, KEEP DOING IT and you will be blessed when God says time time is right (harvest)"
 
Our beautiful challenge hostess is my sweet friend and uber talented, Kris.
 
Our wonderful sponsor this week is Sassy Stamps. They sell the most darling stamps and one person who enters our challenge this week will win 3 digi stamps of their choice!
 
I chose to make a fall wall hanging. I saw this idea on pinterest and have wanted to make it for a while and thought this might be the perfect challenge to try it! So, here ya go! Hope you enjoy!
It's got lots of gold stickles all over it! I love how it turned out!
Have a blessed week!
~H

Friday, September 14, 2012

This, too, shall pass...

Good morning! Today I'd like to share with you a card that I made using the Sunshine & Rain digi set and the Sunshine & Rain sentiment set by Daydream Designs. I also used the Caribbean Craze digi paper set for paper piecing. I love these new sets! They are so much fun to work with and there is such a variety of things you can do with them! OH! And there are some fun new digi paper sets that just came out recently, too! I'm having too much fun with them and you'll get to see some of the work I've done soon! Ok, back to my card for today! Hope you enjoy it!
Have a blessed day!
~H

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Digi Garden...

EXCITING NEWS!!! As you may have noticed on my side bar, I am now a "Digi Garden Diva"!!! These digi stamps by The Digi Garden are UBER ADORABLE!!! I'm so honored to be a part of this team! There is also a customer challenge blog where you can enter your creations and win fun stuff! 
Today I'd like to showcase my first card! It's a shaped card using Princess Charlotte from the Princess Collection.
What do you think?
I used my copics to color her and stickles on her dress and pearls for her earrings, bracelet & the front of her dress. I'm so excited about this card, that I've already got another one in the works! I'll probably be showing it next week!
 
Don't forget to stop by all the other Diva's blogs to see the adorable creations they're making!
Have a blessed day!
 ~H

Sunday, September 9, 2012

SSiC Let's Go BOLD

Welcome back to another amazing Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge! Here's your deets:
 
Hostess:
The adorable and very talented - Jerusha
 
Scripture:
Romans 3:23-24 " For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins."
 
Challenge:
use only bright colours, no neutrals, blacks, browns, etc.
 
Sponsor:
The Craft's Meow - this awesome company is owned by one of SSiC's co-founders, Lisa Hjulberg! We're so delighted that she's sponsoring us this week! One random winner will be blessed with an adorable stamp set of their choice!
 
My Card:
Helen
I've used "Jules" by Saturated Canary for my image this week. Isn't she adorable?!? I sent this card to my sister for her birthday, cause this little one reminded me of her. She loved it!
 
Don't forget to read Jerusha's wonderful devotion and join our challenge this week! I can't wait to see what you've created to share with us!!!
 
Have a blessed week! ~H

PS I'm entering this in the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog also, their theme "GO DOTTY"

Sunday, September 2, 2012

BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!!!

HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY, STAMPIN' SISTERS IN CHRIST CHALLENGE BLOG!!!
Can you belive that Stampin Sisters in Christ is already celebrating it's 3rd birthday?!?

We've got something uber special planned for you this fine Sunday! It's a BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP! We'll be featuring our birthday cards AND you have a chance not only to win from our regularly scheduled sponsor this week, but also you could win a special birthday surprises for hopping along!

Want to join us? Here's what you need to know:

Hostess:
ME
(cause it's my birthday week-end, too! really, it just happened to be my turn, it wasn't planned to be on my birthday week-end, it just happened to be that way!)

Scripture:
"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."  John 3:3

PLEASE be sure to read the devotion on the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge blog. It will give you more information on what this scripture means and if you're not already a follower of Jesus Christ, it will tell you how to become one! If you have questions on this, any of our sisters can help you!

Challenge:
Make a birthday card!

Sponsor:
Verses Rubber Stamps - they are offering one blessed winner in our challenge a $15 gift card to their store!
You could also win one of our SHINING STARS! We give out 3 a week!

My Card:

This awesome tag and party hat are showcasing Daydream Designs new "PARTY TIME" collection! I paper-pieced the hat, I added the hat and balloon to my digital paper to make a design on the paper then I traced them with stickles, the tag...I used the Party Time Sentiments "happy" and "birthday" and placed them over the sentiment that was already there, so that it would say "Happy Birthday" I got some washi tape from the LSS yesterday, that is the yellow with white dots on my card. All the digi papers are by Sugar Pop Sweet Designs. I used little white poms on the left side! I can't belive I finally used them!! :)

Are you ready to HOP, HOP, HOP??? Here's the list to follow:
  SSiC -- Start Here
Candace- Creatively Candace
Diane- Diane's Designs
Helen- Creative Jeans (you're here!)
Jerusha- I Love Paper Crafting
Kris- Ink Something 2
Laura - Confessions of a Craftaholic
Linda- Lovely Linda's Craft Central
Marilynn- Mississippi McGyver
Michelle- My Papered Cottage
Miesje- Craft Room with a View
Peggysue- Roses by My Window
Sandie- Sandies Card Garden
Traci- Major Moments
Stampin Sisters in Christ

As always, there will be prizes for hopping! If you comment on all the blogs, you'll have a chance to win one of the following three fabulous prizes from these awesome peeps!!!

$20 GC to Daydream Designs
3 Free digis from The Digi Garden
3 digi sets from Carly's Cuties

All winners will be announced on September 11th on the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge blog!
I can't wait to see your BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP creation this week at SSiC!

Have a blessed week!
~H
P.S. My husband took me to The Melting Pot for my birthday dinner last night! We got to celebrate with some wonderful friends and had a blast!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Daisy for YOU!

Welcome to my colorful world today! I'd like to share with you a card I made for Daydream Designs featuring "Daisies Just for You" I chose to make it a bright and cheerful card, cause well, I just like these colors! lol When I first saw this image I knew it was for me! I LOVE daisies and this image has a little bit of a whimsical look to it, so I fell in love instantly!

I kind of "got my sparkle on" with this card! Isn't it darling?!? The tag says "Just For You" and there are other sentiments in Diane's store that would be perfect with this card. Go check out Daydream Designs! There are some awesome new images, sentiments and digital paper packs availabe this week! THEY ARE AWESOME!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you're feeling blessed!
~H

PS Don't forget to come back Sunday for some fun!