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!
Very creative and talented MariLynn
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
Create a project that shows some element of music.
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!

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!

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!

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!

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:
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.
Create a card/project with something handmade on it - could be a flower, stitching, patterned paper - show us your creativity!
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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

SSiC Let's Go BOLD

Welcome back to another amazing Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge! Here's your deets:
The adorable and very talented - Jerusha
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."
use only bright colours, no neutrals, blacks, browns, etc.
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:
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


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:

(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!)

"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!

Make a birthday card!

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!
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!