Saturday, March 21, 2015

Praying hands

Lately I haven't been participating in swaps.  I used to do it all the time.  But I think I overdid it and just got overwhelmed.  So I stopped swapping for about a year.  Recently I signed up for a Rainbow Swap on Splitcoast Stampers.  The premise is that you pick a color - make 10 cards (plus 1 for the hostess) using that color and then you get 1 card back of all the colors - making it a rainbow.  And today I finished my 11 brown cards.  Out of all the stamps I have, I only have one set that from Our Daily Bread.  Seriously - I need more!  LOL!!  (You saw that right - "need"....ok, maybe it's not a need but it's a serious want for sure).  This is the first time I used that set and I'm in love - not just with the set but with the brand.  Here's the card I made:


I love the image - prayer is such an important part of life...it's essential in the life of a Christian.  It's talking to God - and as with any relationship you have communicate to keep it strong.  Prayer is communication with God.  It's not just asking Him for a bunch of stuff...it's not having a laundry list of things you want or need.  It's talking to Him....not "at" Him...but to Him as you would with any friend or family member.  I'm so thankful that we have that ability - to communicate with our Lord.

Need a little encouragement today?  Here's a bit:





Thank you for stopping by today.  God bless you!!!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

St Patrick's Day Puppy

WOW - two blog posts in one month - I'm on a roll!  LOL!!!  Yesterday I was able to find my way back into my craft room for a bit....I had a card kit I needed to use...ok, honestly I have several and they are lined up - but this one had a St. Patrick's theme to it and I needed an extra St. Patrick's Day card for this week.  The group is on SplitCoastStampers - Girls of the Bakers Dozen.  Each month we receive an envelope that has a few images, papers, etc in it and even a challenge.  The March envelope came from Sue and had the cutest little St.Patrick's Day themed dog image.  She had three challenges along with her envelope and one of them was to use the dog image with the St. Patrick's paper.  Since I colored the dog brown I used a brown ribbon as well and brown base cardstock...although in the picture the cardstock does look black...but it's a very dark brown...really... :)  Here's the finished product:


I was pretty happy with how this one turned out.  

This weekend is Revival services at our church.  Last night was wonderful and I'm so looking forward to the services today....which means I better close this post out and get ready for church!  Here's a little encouragement for you today though:




In case I've never said it - or it's not clear - I do love the Lord with all my heart!  I hope that you do as well.  If you don't know Him and you would like to learn about Him - please let me know.  I'd love to share with you what He has done for me and how He is my source of strength and hope.  God bless you today!!!!!  Thank yo for stopping by.


Friday, March 6, 2015

A work in progress.....

It's March...and this is only my second post for the year.  Gee, what a slacker I've been...sorry.  My blog has been a work in progress.  Tonight - or should I say this morning since it's now 3:30 am and yes, I have insomnia - I've updated the "look" of my blog but in the process I lost some of my stuff like some of the blogs I follow...guess I should have been paying more attention to the instructions.  UGH.  So please bear with me while I try to get some things back.  If' your blog was linked to my blog - please leave a comment with your blog address so I can re-add it. 

So this is going to be one of those posts where I just show a bunch of cards...not sure when I made them but I'm also trying to clean up my computer and clear out some pictures...most of these are made with Deedee's Digis.  Yes, I'm on the DT...but haven't been a good DT member to be honest.  That is going to change too!  Deedee has been so patient with me - she is truly a SAINT!  The DT blogs are listed to the left - these are some very talented people!!!  And if I've left anyone out - again, please just leave a comment and your blog address so I can get it added.  So here we go:




I just love that Panda...and the grapes card too!  Ok, I just love Deedee's Digis....check out her store - you'll soon become addicted too!  Here's the link:  Deedee's Digis Shop.

Lastly are a few cards made with just some things I had laying around in my stash....not sure where the images came from:










Out of this last batch I think the last one is my favorite.  Anyway - that's it for cards I've made and I haven't posted.  Hopefully I'll be back on track now. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please come back again....I promise to be more diligent and attentive to this blog.  God bless you today!!!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hello again!

WOW - it's been two months since I posted anything here.  Life just got busy.  It's not that I haven't been crafting...well, not as much as I would have liked.  But I just am not sure where I want this blog to go yet.  My heart is that I want it not only to share my love of card making...but also be a source of encouragement in life.  I'm not sure what that looks like yet so be expecting for this to evolve.

As I said I haven't been crafting as much as I would like.  I think there are cobwebs growing in my craft room.  This weekend I had hoped to spend a lot of time making a ton of cards.  Well, I made one.  LOL!  But I did get other things done (filed State Income Tax for one and, thank you Jesus - we don't owe).  I also took a few naps along the way...all in all it was a good day.

Since yesterday was Valentine's Day I didn't see the point to making a Valentine....and since St. Patrick's Day is the next holiday I decided to start with a St. Patrick's Day card.  What do you think?

Inside:



The papers are from DCWV from one of the Stacks....for the life of me I can't remember which one.  I colored the image with colored pencils....I just wasn't in the mood to use markers.  Speaking of markers - has anyone tried those Camelon Markers yet?  I've been thinking about trying them.  Anyway - back to this card.  The image is from Deedee's Digis called "Irish Blessings".  The great thing about Deedee's Digis is that they come in sets and you get the image plus sentiments and even papers.  The only thing you need to add is your creativity!

I haven't entered challenges in a while so why not enter a few :)

Here's something I posted on Facebook this morning...holds a lot of truth...


God bless you today!  Thank you for stopping by.  Hope you come again real soon!!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Santa Penguin

It's getting close to Christmas...are you done making cards?  Honestly, I have cried "Uncle" and had to break down and buy some.  LOL!!  But I did make this little card with a Kitty Bee Design image.  I love Kitty Bee Design images - they are soooo cute!  Head on over to the shop and check them out.






Thanks for stopping by today!!  Enjoy your day!!!  God bless you!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Bright Christmas

Aloha Friday!  Ok, ok, I know it's not Friday....but over at Kitty Bee Designs we have a new Aloha Friday challenge - and yes, I'm late as usual...UGH!.  This round the theme is Unusual Colored Christmas.  Forget the red and green...time to get out the different colors!  Now you can still use colors red, green, or gold....just not together.  Our sponsor is Handmade Harbour.   

For my card I did use green...but a green that I usually don't use - a bright lime green!  And what goes with lime green?  Well hot pink of course!  LOL!!


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today!  God bless you!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Who needs "Black Friday"?

Who doesn't like a sale?  Well do I have the scoop for you!!!!  Until Dec 1st there is a Customer Appreciation Sale going on at Deedee's Digis!!!  All digi sets are on sale at 50% off!!!!!  WOWzers!!  It's a great time to stock up on some fabulous sets!  So as an inspiration to you, I'm sharing a bunch of cards I've made with Deedee's Digis....Don't forget that each set comes with colored and uncolored images, sentiments, and some even with digi papers!  Challenges entered are listed under the cards.  So let's get started:










Creative Card Crew - Stripes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Glitter
QKR Stampede - Bling it On! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  For all my USA friends - I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Thank you for stopping by today...and don't forget to head over to Deedee's Digis for the great sale - it ends Dec.1st!  God bless you!!!