Monday, November 10, 2014

Cookies & Milk

Hi, friends! I wanted to share this cake with you that my mother-in-law made for our nephews' 1st birthday party. The theme was cookies and milk. It turned out awesome, so I just wanted to share it! 

Have a great day!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Anniversary Card

Hi, crafty friends! It's been a while, but I wanted to share this anniversary card I made for my in-laws 50th anniversary. I love making clean and simple cards with just a bit of sparkle!
The stamps I used are actual rubber and not digi this time! It felt good to use rubber again, but digi's are so versatile! The bells are from an old Stampin' Up sketch set and the "happy anniversary" is from the Michael's $1 bin years ago! I kind of dig the color combo. It's different. Oh, the ribbon is from Michael's $1 bin as well! I love dollar stuff! lol
Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week-end!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Birthday Gifts

Hello strangers! I'm back to share a couple things with you!
First is a simple card I made using a stampin' up flower cake! I made it for my mother-in-law's birthday.

Next I have the present I made her. When I was home recovering for 2 weeks from a surgery I had, I made many different things (hardly any cards, though!) and this is one of the items I made. First you have the "daytime" photo without the lights turned on inside the block. Next you have the "night-time" photo with the lights on. I think it turned out kind of cute and she loved it, so that is what matters!

I hope you enjoyed my little bit of creativity today! Have a blessed day! ~H

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Card Making Day!

Good morning my fellow card making friends! And Happy World Card Making Day!
Have you been to Daydream Designs Blog yet?? Diane has some amazing goodies for you over there and a chance to win some more fun stuff! Before you head that way, check out this little diddy I made especially for World Card Making Day using Diane's new Hedgehogs Fall Frolics paper and colored image! I just love these little guys! They are brand new, just put in the store for this special holiday!

Do you see the "sparkle" dew on the leaves and the little pearl nose this hedgehog has? Adorbs!

 Well, what are you waiting for??? Get over there and see what's going on and pick up something awesome! And when you're done checking out all the fun stuff on the Daydream Designs Blog, head on over to the store and check out all the other awesome stuff you can buy!
Have a blessed day!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

simple cards

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate those of you who continue to stop by and who leave me wonderful comments! They so bless my little heart!

Today I'm sharing 2 simple cards I made using kraft cardstock, white cardstock, copics, stickles and $1 stamps from Michaels. One is a birthday card for a friend's mom and the other is a TOY card for a friend that just moved and is needing some encouragement. Enjoy!

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cat Card

Good morning! I wanted to share this card I made for my niece to give to her friend. I used a cat digi image by Dawn Moore and some paper I had laying around (don't remember the brands!).

This TOY stamp is from Michaels 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day! ~H

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Birthday Bike

Good afternoon! Welcome back to my blog! Today I'm sharing a card I made using this adorable yellow bike from Diane's Daydream Designs On The Move color set. I just love the flowers in the basket! Actually, I just love this whole set! It makes me smile! I hope you enjoy it, too!

Have a blessed day! ~H

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I'm back!!!

Good morning! I'm so glad you've stopped by! It's been so long since I've made a card or anything and I'm so excited that I was able to spend some time at my crafting desk last night!
Diane at Diane's Daydream Designs has some amazing new sets! One of my favorite is the adorable little campers from the On The Move Color Set! I've paired up one of the little campers with paper from the At The Beach KD Kit, which I also used to make the flags on the banner, and a library card from the Bright Library Cards Set. I also used a sentiment from the On The Move Sentiment Set. Of course I used stickles to make is sparkle! It wouldn't be my creation if it didn't have some sparkle to it! I love how it turned out! I hope you do, too!
You can pick up any of these sets used or any of Diane's other awesome products at her store

Have a blessed day!

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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Winner!

The winner of my blog hop comments for the
Drum Roll Please...





Teresa Arsenault said...
Fabulous designs with these darling images.

Teresa, you can email Kris at krisb33(AT) for your free digi stamp set (excludes KD Kits)! Please be sure to put "HOP WINNER" in the subject line of your email!

Congratulations, Teresa! And thank you to everyone for your lovely comments about my cards! Come back soon for more cards I made last week!


Monday, March 10, 2014

Imagine That! Digis by Kris 1st Birthday Blog Hop

Imagine That! Digis by Kris is celebrating it's 1st Birthday with a Blog Hop!! There are lots of prizes to win. If you comment on all the DT's blogs, you will have 12 chances of winning a digi set of your choice at the store. PLUS, if you grab the highlighted letter on each DT blog and email the phrase to Kris at by March 17th, you will be entered to win the whole March Release!!  You can see all the fabulous March sets HERE.
If you didn't start at our challenge blog, you will want to start HERE.
Welcome to my stop on the Birthday Hop!  Kris has created 6 new Birthday themed Critter Sets, plus 2 "KD-Kits" which not only have colored images but digi papers, journal cards, photo frames, brads, etc - a great value, so be sure to check those out in the store!
I've created 2 cards one using the "Make a Wish" KD digi set and the other using the "Birthday Bash" KD digi set & the "Birthday Dog" digi set.
The letter you need to grab on my blog is "o
Make A Wish Project: 

 Birthday Bash/Birthday Dog Project:

Your next stop on this birthday hop is Silvi
Blog Hop List, in case you get lost long the way!

Thanks for "hopping" by today! Have a blessed day!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thinking of You

Good morning friends! I have a card to share with you!!! Aren't you excited?

I've used a flower Diane's Daydream Designs DD-Tweethearts Color Set and paper from DD-Valentine Tweets Digi Paper and also DD-Sweethearts for You Color Set.
I had the "thinking of you" glitter sticker in my "stash".

Have a blessed day!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Imagine That turns 1!!!

Happy 1st Birthday to Imagine That! Digis by Kris!!!

Today begins the celebration with a new release of lots of adorable little birthday images & papers! You MUST  stop by and check them out!

Next week the celebration continues with a BLOG HOP!!! Those are so much fun and I'm so excited to be participating in this one! Join us March 10-17!

See ya next week!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thank a Nurse Card

Good morning! Welcome to my happy, happy, happy blog!
Today I'm sharing a card with you using Bugaboo Stamp's digi image called "Nurse Baby Cart"
I made it for a friend in nursing school, just to give her some encouragement this week.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Daydream Designs Blog Hop is here!

Join the Fun - It Begins Today!

January 15 –January 19

Welcome to the Daydream Designs BLOG HOP!  We have tons of inspiration for you and lots of FREEBIES and giveaways.  You will visit 10 Dream Team designers’ blogs.  Follow the linked list below to move through the blog hop in order, so you don’t miss one. 

**Three winners will win their choice of THREE FREE SETS**
 from our Daydream Designs Store. 
(Excludes KD-Kits)

 **One winner will win the BIG BLOG HOP CANDY**
(see Diane’s blog for pictures)

Collect FREE DIGIS as you go!  There will be a free digi waiting on each designer’s blog!
1.       Visit every blog on the list.
2.       Leave a comment saying you were here.
3.       For an extra chance to win, subscribe to our newsletter (Diane’s blog, first stop on the hop).
4.       When you get to the last blog on the list, Jerusha’s blog, you will have the choice to end the hop or continue to Deedee Anderson’s blog to start another round with her team for more prizes and Freebies!  Let’s get started!

If you're in on all the excitement, you should have come here from Gemiel's blog and, when you're done with my blog post, to continue for more excitement, head on over to Jill's blog once you've finished reading mine! If you're not in on the excitement yet, start at Diane's blog and work your way through the list! There is a ton of great inspiration from the DT using Daydream Design's awesome digis and papers!!!

Here is my project!

I've used the Valentine Card Kit to make these adorable mini cards! I cut out some elements of each card front and raised them using mounting squares, I've used pearls as accents as well as stickles and glossy accents on various parts of the cards. I used embroidery floss to make the banner string on the banner card and "antiqued" the edges with my colorbox liquid chalk in chestnut.
I just love the way these cards turned out can can't wait to use them!

Here are the card individually so you can see more of the elements closer up!

I'd like to share with you one of the printable cards from this collection as your "freebie"! Please do not share this free card with anyone, instead direct them to our blog hop, so they can also enjoy all the fun of seeing our creations and all the other free images!

However, if you still want it, you can purchase the collection here!

I hope you've enjoyed my post for the blog hop and that you'll continue to Jill's blog for more fun!


Monday, January 6, 2014

Join Us! Daydream Designs Blog Hop! Coming SOON!

Don't Miss the Fun!
We hope you'll mark your calendars now for our Daydream Designs Blog Hop.  All nine of our current designers will be showcasing some fabulous inspiration AND illustrator Deedee Anderson and her team are hooking onto our blog hop for those who want even MORE inspiration, MORE FREEBIES and chances to win big prizes. 

It all starts right here!  Don't miss it! 
Wednesday, January 15, 6:00AM CST
Sunday, January 19, 6:00PM CST
Winners announced here Sunday night.
See ya on Wednesday!!!