Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Crafty Creations Blog Hop and Dilly Beans

I am so blessed to be part of the Crafty Creations Design team and wanted to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all of you that participate each week. 

Here on my blog, you have a chance to win 5 digi stamps from Dilly Beans!  She has some of the cutest stamps ever.  Pop over and look around.  You will see what I mean.  Here is a card that I created using one of her digi stamps.  Isn't she adorable!
If you really like Amalia's Holly Hat, you can get her here.

All you have to do to have a chance of winning this great prize is to leave a comment below.

If you would like to follow my blog that would be great too.  It always makes me feel good when I get a new follower.  hahaha

Here are the links to the other blogs if you want to hop around.  Good luck and as always, have a great day!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Crafty Creations Challenge #250--Gift Card Holder

My camera seemed to have behaved itself and the first picture is not blurry.  YEAH!!!  This week our challenge at Crafty Creations is to make a gift card holder.  What a perfect challenge for this time of year!  Here is the gift card holder that I made for a little inspiration.  I sure hope my friend Joni plays along because she makes the most amazing gift card holders ever!
Here is a close up.
An here is the prize one lucky winner will receive.  All you have to do is play along and hope the random number generator picks your number and this prize will be mailed to you.
As always, thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Crafty Creations--Thank You challenge #250

This week our challenge is to create a Thank You card.  I don't know what is up with my camera, but I cannot take a clear picture no matter what setting I have it on so here is my blurry creation.

This week's sponsor is Whiff of Joy.  Everyone needs a holiday thank you card, so this is your opportunity create and have a chance of winning a lovely prize.

Crafty Creations Challenge #248--Dies and Punches

I've said it before and I will say it again....I love A Day for Daisies digi stamps.  This week they are sponsoring our challenge and giving away a very nice prize for one lucky winner who participates in this weeks challenge.
This digi is called A Special Gift.  I think it is the sweetest Christmas Digi ever.  If you like it, you can buy it here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Back Porch

My hubby decided to put a roof over our deck.  I will admit, that I really didn't want to take down the wisteria because it was absolutely beautiful this year.   Anyway, I finally gave in and here is how it turned out.  Yes, we still have a lot of work to do since we took out the swimming pool, but that will come. 

This is my favorite end.  I have a swing.  Aawww...it is so relaxing to sit there and gently swing watching the squirrels play in the trees or the deer roam through the woods. 

This is the end off our bedroom.  I might move things around, but for now it will do. 


I took this picture standing in front of the swing.

Since the roof was added, we have spent more time on the deck than we did in the 10 years since it was built.

Crafty Creations #246--Make it Yourself

Before I start, I want to apologize for my photography.  I don't know what is wrong, but I cannot get a good picture.  Sounds like I will be asking for a camera for Christmas. 
Anyway, this week's challenge at Crafty Creations is to Make it Yourself.   This may sound harder than it actually is, but you can make anything....embellishments, backgrounds, patterned paper, the sky is the limit.   I decided to really venture out and made this tea bag holder for my friend who is always cold. 
Our sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs and they are giving away an amazing prize.  Please check out the Challenge Blog for more information.

Here is the inside and you can see that it holds six teabags.  I really like how it turned out and wish my photography was better.
As always, thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mojo Card Kit

I love this month's kit and had a blast with it. Thanks Diane for sending out such a fun kit.  I have honestly loved them all, but this month I actually found a little time to play. 
Here are my creations.
I have to thank Beth for giving me the link to the little owl pattern, so thanks Beth!
If you would like to visit all the other blogs to see what everyone else created here are their links.
As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Challenge #244--Sparkle and Shine

It's time to sparkle and shine!  I love this week's challenge and sponsor at Crafty Creations.  San's Designs is giving away a very nice price for one lucky person participating in this week's challenge.  This stamp is so versatile and should be part of everyone's collection.  You can get it here.

Here is a close up, so you can see the shine.  I used rhinestones on the flower centers and sequins as embellishments.

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Monday, October 14, 2013

CAS challenge

It has been a long time since I have been able to play along in a challenge, but this week I took the time to play along at CAS--Colours and Sketches.  This week they had a sketch and here is my creation.  Thanks for the fun challenge.
As always, thanks for looking and have a great day.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Challenge #240--So Charming

This week's challenge is to use a charm on your creation. 
Our sponsor is Inky Impressions.  If you like this image, I got it here.  One of the great things about using a digi stamp is that you can resize it.  I made this one nice and big. 

Thanks for stopping by and as always, I hope you have a nice day.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Crafty Creations Challenge--Back to School

Being a teacher, this challenge is so appropriate this time of year.  LOL  I have been in school for a total of five (5) days and feel like I am still trying to figure things out.
Anyway, this week we have a wonderful sponsor....A Creative Need.  Please check them out and see all the great digi's that are available.
Don't forget, if you play along this week at Crafty Creations, you will have a chance at winning a wonderful prize from A Creative Need.

As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Crafty Creations--Shabby Chic and Card Kit Club!

Don't you just love when things come together.  The current challenge at Crafty Creations is Shabby Chic.  Our sponsor this week is LOTV.  They have some of the cutest stamps ever!  If you have never visited their store, please stop by.
Here is the kit that Jan sent.
I just loved everything about it and found it very easy to work with.  Thanks for all the fun goodies!
Here is the first card I made.  I gave it a shabby chic feel by adding the distressing and fraying the twine.
Here is a close up of the flower cluster.
Here is the second card. 
If you would like to check out what everyone else created, here are the links.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Beth - bethiejs.blogspot.com
KimP - Mojo Card Kit Reveal
Diane - mumblebeedesigns.blogspot.com
Terri - jazzyscrappertidbits.blogspot.com
Joni - http://kixinlife.blogspot.com/
KimO - Mojo Card Kit Reveal
Jan - Mojo Card Kit Reveal
Niki - ellenaspaperhouse.blogspot.com
Stella - http://myscrapbliss.blogspot.com/

Monday, July 29, 2013

June Card Kit Club!

Good morning!  If you don't know, I am part of a group of ladies called Mojo Kit Club.  Each month, one of us puts together a card kit and sends it to all the members of our Club.  Then, we create cards using that kit and post on our blogs for each other to see.  It is always a lot of fun to see what everyone creates with the same kit because the cards are always so different.
A big THANK YOU goes out to Niki because she sent us all this kit.  It was so much fun and filled with all kinds of goodies.
 Here are the four cards that I created.
On this one, I even used a little from the kit that Beth sent. : ) 
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for allowing me to be part of this club.  If you would like to stop by the other blogs, just follow the links below. 
As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Challenge #234--Texture

This week's challenge at Crafty Creations is all about texture.  This image is from Bugaboo this week's sponsor.  If you have not checked out there stamps, please pop over and take a look.  I am sure you will find something you love. 
I added texture by putting flocks on the hat and making it oh, so soft.
Thanks for stopping by and as always have a great day!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friends with Flair

Hello fellow crafters!  Don't you just love Friends with Flair!  Anyway, here is the latest card I made using my Unity stamps.  I am so in love with using book paper that I can't seem to get away from it.  Water colors really do some funky things on it and I really like the way it looks.

I am also excited to announce the winner of my blog goodies!  The winner is Pryn!  Congratulations!    Keep watching for more goodies.  Trust me, I have a ton and need to find a happy home for them.  : )

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friends With Flair

Don't you just love Fridays?  There are so many reasons to love Friday, but my favorite is Unity's Friends with Flair.  Hopefully, I will have time to visit everyone's blog this week.

A lady at church is praying for a miracle.  She needs surgery on her neck and has the faith that God will heal her.  When I saw this stamp, I thought it would be perfect for her.

Here is a close-up of the flower that I made. 

I seem to go through fads.  Now I am into this totally random thing where I just stick embellishments here and there.  That is what I did with the pearls.
Anyway, thanks for looking.  Oh!!  I am giving away some blog candy this week to one of my followers.  Here is what I am giving away and the winner will be notified on next Wednesday.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Challenge #230--Fun Pun

Welcome to my blog!  I am so excited that you stopped by.  Here is the card I made for this week's challenge at Crafty Creations.  The stamped image is from CMTH.  They have the best acrylic stamps ever and they are super easy to store. 

And now for some blog goodies.  I am going to give this mini kit to one of my followers and will post the winner next Wednesday when the new challenge is posted at Crafty Creations. 

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friend's with Flair

Friday is so much fun because of Unity's Friends with Flair!  I so look forward to playing and popping around to everyone's blog to see their creations.  It has been a while since I have been able to play along, but that is going to change. : )
My friend's daughter lost her fiance in a car accident.  It has been a couple months now and I wanted to make her a card.   I colored it with chalk to get a soft look and really like the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and as always, I hope you have a great day! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Challenge #228--Fashion is my Passion

This week at Crafty Creations, we have a rather interesting challenge.  It is called "Fashion is my Passion."  Our sponsor is San's Designs and she had this delightful girl image.  I don't know how much fashionable you can get than a feather dress. 
I also found a set of sentiments there also with saying from the Big Bang Theory.  I had to buy them and they make me smile every time.  You can get them here.

As always, I try to take a close-up.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Challenge #226--Let's Get Sketchy!

I got to host the challenge this week at Crafty Creations, so I decided to create to use a sketch as inspiration for the challenge.  I used to love making sketches with my BFF Joni and kind of miss it.  This is one I created several years ago and hope it inspire you in some way. 
We have a great sponsor this week with a prize anyone would LOVE to win.  Clearly Besotted Stamps will be giving one lucky winner a GC and who does not love stamps and coordinating dies?
Here is the card that I created.  I used a stamp and die set to create the teapot and then use embroidery floss to make the accents.  It looks a lot better IRL, but hopefully you get the idea.

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Challenge #224--Super Heroes!!!

This week at Crafty Creations, our challenge it to create a card for your super hero or of your super hero.  Hopefully, you will be able to stop by and play along.  We always have the most amazing sponsors!
This card is for my mom.  She was my super hero and always came to my rescue whether it be helping me clean my house or taking care of my daughter.  My mom passed away almost two years ago, but it honestly just seems like a few weeks has passed.  She died of leukemia and never complained even though she suffered.
If you ever see a teal ribbon, it stands for leukemia.  My mom's favorite color rose was yellow, so that is why I used the colors that I did.

Here is a close-up of the flower cluster.  Yes, I still love my twine.  : )

I just thought this was a funky angle for the picture and thought I would through it in there. 

As always, thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day and give your super heroes a special hug while they are still with you.