Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thank you

This card was made for two challenges. One is for Gina K's challenge a day. This challenge was to do just black and white. The other challenge was to make anything but a Christmas card for There She Goes Group on PCP.
The Thank you is Heartfelt Sentiments from Sweet n Sassy.

The card on the left was done for the weekly sketch challenge on PCP. The paper is SU and the rubons are from SU.
The card on the right was done for a Gina K challenge. This challenge was to use buttons, bows, and something askew. I used SU paper and the stamp is from Hambo Stamps.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Blog Candy

Got here to wina wonderful stamp.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

More Blog Candy

Melissa is celebrating a new stamp company named InStyle stamps. Go to her blog for all the details.

Blog Candy for a Cause

Below is a post from Ellie who is asking for cards for a boy named Garrett. Go to her blog to see her cute card. After reading Ellie's post, than you can see the card I made.

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is able to get some kind of rest can you believe this is the last Saturday in 2008 WHERE IN HEAVENS name did the year go?? I really think this has been the FASTEST year EVER. Well As you can see my title for this post is Blog Candy for a Cause. Well I am going to fill a 12.95 Priority Box FULL of goodies Stamps,papers you name it, its going to go to the winner... BUT I need a BIG favor from you guys as this is the reason why I am going to give away that box of yummy goodies. Remember I had talked about Garrett, I am blessed to be one of his Chemo Angels and I am honored to be able to send a card or a hello a gift just so he knows he has people thinking about him well last week he went back he actually was not feeling too good and they found out his Cancer is back and so he has been having Chemo this whole week as you can image how their Christmas was I have been on pins and needles trying to see any updates he really was sick because of the chemo the past 2 days (those were the last days of Chemo for now) Garrett has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Right now they are trying to get all the Cancer out so they will be able to give him a Bone Marrow transp. and right now they are testing to find him donor as well.. So here is where this post comes in hand I want to be able to send him a box full of cards because he loves to receive cards and I know that will get his spirits up he is one of the sweetest 7 year old ever. So to be entered for the Blog Candy all I ask that you send me a card so I could mail it to him in one big box which I will also fill with other goodies for him.
So if you would like to donate a card and be entered for the goodie box please email me at

Oh and if you could PLEASE spread the word I would be forever in debt to you. I want him to open that box and just shine his beautiful smile as he sees all the cards made for him.

I want to send him this special box of love on the 20th of Janurary so please if you would be thankful.

This is the card I made that will be sent for Garrett. I used SU papers and Whimsy frog. For some reason, I couldn't get the frog in focus. This card was also made for Gina K's challenge today. The challenge was to have DP at an angle. The buttons are SU Bold Brights. I add Crystal Laquer to the top of the buttons to give them more shine.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Flourish Christmas Card

I cased a card from Melanie which you can see here. She has a great tutorial on how to make the wreath. The ornament is an image that Latisha sent me. I used Summer Blossoms from Flourishes and distresed the edges with Briallance red ink.
God Bless!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mojo Monday

This card is for the Mojo Monday Challenge. The challenge was to use this sketch:

Stamp Something Challenge

I love this stamp! I used this adorable little girl for the Stamp Something Challenge Sketch. I added Dew Drops and Stickles to add some glitter.

What a hoot!

What a hoot! This cute pink owl card is for the Whimsy guest design call for January. All you had to do is make a card with a Whimsy stamp, with 3 layers and 3 embellishments. Hop on over to this site for more information on this Whimsy Challenge.

Belli Challenge

This card is for the Belli Challenge. The challenge was to use a past Belli Challenge. I chose to use the past Belli Challenge of ribbon.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Winter Whimsy

I used wrapping paper as the background because the Belli Challenge this week was to use wrapping paper on your card. I used the Whimsy frog. Isn't he so cute. The snowman are buttons that I found at Walmart.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Flourish cards

I was finally able to participate in Flourishes Friday's challenge. One week was make a card with red and green, another week was white to be the main color and the last one was to make a card with blue as the main color. All the images were sent to me from Latisha. I had so much fun coloring them. The white card used paper from Paper Temptress. I wish you could feel this paper it is so smooth and thick and I love how glittery the background papers for the image.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Awesome Blog Candy

Chrissy is celebrating 60,000 hits. Go to her blog for all the details.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Blog Candy

Hey, I just wanted you to know that Linanna is having some blog candy on her blog so hop on over.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

RAK Request & Island Paperie card

This is the inspi
Here is a closeup to the flower. The layers were cut with the scalloped punch from SU and Birds & Blooms die from SU for the Big Shot. I cut between the flower petals and then bent the paper.
Here is the card. I sent this card to Francessa's family. You can read her story
on Andrea's blog. She is collecting RAK's for the family and offering some yummy blog candy. This card was also made for Island Paperie challenge on Paper Craft Planet. Below is the inspiration for the challenge.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Blog Candy

Hop on over to Lisa's blog for some great blog candy!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Weekly Chat with Faith

Come join me with the weekly chat with Faith. Click here

Monday, December 15, 2008


Here is what Katie was up to while I finished the calenders. Off to get my cards and
packages ready to mail.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Multi challenge card

Wow, I think this is the most challenges I have ever fit into one card. This card was for Cute Card Thursday Challenge to use punchs, so I punched the circles out with my Stampin Up circle punch. The paper is from Basic Grey, for the Basic Grey Challenge to use Basic Grey products. These colors were used for the Stamp Something Challenge to use something red, gold and green. The final challenge this fits is the Split Coast Stampers sketch. I also choose to recycle this heart charm and gold chain that broke.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Blog Candy

Janet has some wonderful blog candy on her blog.

Christmas tags

These tags were made to put on the home baked goodies that I give out each year. I used Baking with Riley. This fits the challenge for Stamp Something which was make something red and green.

Wonderful blog candy

Leslie has a scor-pal to give away as the last day of the Stamp Simply Christmas blog hop. http: Go here to enter.

Susie has some awesome blog candy.

Edited: Jill is celebrating her birthday with some fun blog candy.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My hubby

This is my hubby. The love of my life. This page was one that I have been wanting to do for a long time. Melanie has a challenge on PCP to celebrate her new set of stamps that will be released tonight

Here is a close up of the titles for place and date. This was made from clipart that I bought from Lettering Delights. They are having a fantastic sale going on right now. They have a library of all the fonts I have bought and I can make quick titles with their program. The small stars were cut using my big shot and the large stars were cut with my fiscars shape cutting templates. The paper behind the photo is from I love how the paper sparkles.

P.s Sorry about the underlining, I can;t seem to turn it off.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Whimsy Cards

Katie and I used the frog from Whimsy Stamps and Silly Sayings from Whimsy Stamps. I can't wait to own the rest of the stamps.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas cards

Here are a few cards that Katie I made from the SU Simply Scrappin "I wish" kit. I love the fact that you don't need anything other than a cutter. Ribbon and stamps are optional. We cut the cards 4x4 so we made 36 cards in about 3 hours. I love how easy it is to make cards with these kits. We have enough supplys left over to add to scrapbook pages or make more cards. Jennifer has a challenge to make a simple Christmas card on her blog.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Katie's Christmas card

Katie made this card for Stamp Simply's challenge to make a Christmas card that you don't use Christmas stamps or Christmas Paper. Katie used Gizmos and Gears from Lizzie Anne Designs. She used the sketch from Cat's challenge.

Sketch Saturday

Katie made this card for Sketch Saturday as part of Stamp Simplys Celebration.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Flourish Merry

This card was made for Faith's weekly chat challenge. The challenge was to make a card using neutrals. Latisha had kindly sent me the image. The hardest part of the card was choosing paper. and layout.
God Bless!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Get Well Gift

Sandy on Sweet n Sassy's blog had this cute little get well gift. I used Child of God and Hugs for Janessa from Sweet n Sassy. I used Brilliance pearlscent Orchid ink. Sandy had used cough drops in hers. I used chocolate because I believe chocolate heals you. LOL!

Here is the ribbon handle. I won this from Michele go over to her blog to see her beautiful cards. It feels soft and silky. Thanks Michele for the fantastic ribbon.

Above is the inside of the little holder.
God Bless!

Blog Candy

Jo is celebrating her 1st blogoversary with some yummy blog candy.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cookie Basket

Jannie has a cookie challenge on her blog. I used my Chocolate chip cookie but added red and green M&Ms to make them more festive.

Chocolate Chip Cookie

1/2 c. Crisco 3 c. Flour
1. c. Butter 2 tsp. Baking soda
3/4 c. Sugar 1 tsp. Salt
3/4 c. Brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
4 eggs 1/2 c. Oats
1. Tbsp. Mint extract 12 oz. Chocolate chips
1 tsp. Lemon juice 1 c. Chopped walnuts

In large bowl, beat Crisco, butter, sugar, and brown sugar on high speed until very light and fluffy, about five minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and lemon juice. In separate mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and oats. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, blending thoroughly. Stir in chocolate and walnuts. Drop dough on lightly greased baking sheet, spacing cookies about 3-inches apart. Bake in 325 degree oven until light brown, 16 to 19 minutes. Transfer to racks to cool.

A letter from Jesus

A friend sent me the following article. I think it is important to be reminded why we are going crazy trying to finish all the projects that we think have to be done and stop and remember that our projects don't need to be expensive. Our projects can be simple and it is the thought that counts. Just my two cents. God Bless and Merry Christmas!


A Christmas Letter From Jesus

Dear Children,

It has come to my attention that many you are upset that folks
are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten
that I wasn't actually born during this time of the year and
that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate
My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival.
Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be
most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed
with children of your own.

I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate

Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the
town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My
birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santa's and snowmen
and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If
all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such
a scene on the town square because there would be many of them
all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree
a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made
all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree.
Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that
one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and
what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one,
look up John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth
here is my wish list. Choose something from it:

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My
birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope
to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and
lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know
them personally. They just need to know that someone cares
about them.

3. Instead of writing George complaining about the wording on
the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write
and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family
this year. Then follow up. It will be nice hearing from you

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't
afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them
the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down
here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love

5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him
or her.

6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take
their own life this season because they feel so alone and
hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving
everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.

7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town
calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there.
Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't
allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you
from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday.
If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd
close and let their employees spend the day at home with their

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a
missionary - especially one who takes My love and Good News to
those who have never heard My name.

9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole
families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas"
tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or
receive. If you don't know them, buy some food and a few
gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other
charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery
for you.

10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief
in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do
things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let
people know by your actions that you are one of mine.

Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love
Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all
the rest.

Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll
help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a
most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and

~Earthly Author Unknown~

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Hanna Stamps has a challenge on SCS to make a bookmark with the stamp set, Read me. I had to get this stamp when it was released last month because it reminds me of my daughter.
My bookmark took a life of its own. It is hard to see in the picture but there is tons of glitter. I wanted her to be a girly girl.

Duck card

Katie made this card for Paper Craft Planet's 12 day challenge. She used Pond Pals from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. The sketch is from a new stamp company called Whimsy Stamps. The sketch is part of their first challenge on Paper Craft Planet. Whimsy Stamps has some really cute animal stamps.
Editors note: This card was made for Carter's Closet challlenge on Libby's blog. She decided to use an old phot of Carter for a change.

Blog Candy

Enter to win some beautiful blog candy on Kim's blog. She has a wonderful tutorial.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cards for Soldiers

I am collecting Christmas cards for the 184th Batillion. This is a reserve group that is stationed in Modesto, CA. They have just been deployed to Kosovo and they will be there for about 12 months. I know this short notice so don't worry if you can't help this time. I will be sending packages every 2 months. I am doing this in conjunction with a couple local groups. The cards need to be filled out. Have your kids write a note in the card or draw a picture. The soldiers love getting letters from home. I need the cards to be filled out. The cards need to be in my hands by Dec. 3 so I can get them into the box. Just email me if you have any questions.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Blog Candy

Hop on over to for a chance on a $20 SU gift certificate.

Pink & Black Christmas Card

I got a Christmas Paper Pack from Michaels. It had the pink and black paper in it. I am not sure about this as a Christmas card. This week on Sweet n Sassy blog hop with the DTs. The challenge has been to make a Christmas card but not to use traditional colors. The Poinsettias is part of Christmas Poinsettias from Sweet N Sassy.