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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Hello All!! It is hard to believe that it has been since Sunday that I posted here.  We are now back home from vacation.  We had a great time!!  Unfortunately, however, our family has some "Life things" going on at the moment which is making it very difficult to keep my mind on crafting or even blogging. 

Today I am popping in to share a card I made using Whimsy's Summer Letter Seals (designed by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs).  I tried to give it a vintage flair with my Pink Paisley paper and fancy lace.


 Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great day!!

I hope your day is full of Sunshine!! 

Sunday, June 26, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone!! Well today our vacation ends and we make the trek back home.  It is always hard to say goodbye to Lancaster and to our dear family and go our separate ways.  We always have such a refreshing time together!! We were very blessed to be able to get together and share our vacation so please know I am not complaining...

Anywho...today is another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.  This week's host is Miesje.

Miesje has chosen the verse:
Galatians 5:1 "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. "

How blessed are we that Christ died for us that we can be saved from our sin and live in eternity with Him!!  We are also blessed to be in a country that allows us to be free to worship and praise our God.  I really cherish the freedom...especially as I notice our country moving further and further away from God...pushing Him out of our schools, communities, and our government.  Each day I pray that our leaders will see and recognize that our nation was founded on God (hence the In God We Trust on our coins) and that without Him our country is nothing.  Take advantage and feel blessed with the freedom God has given you in sending His son to die for us and in the freedoms we have to worship Him.


Miesje's challenge:
Create a Red, White, and Blue thank you card.

Here is my take on the challenge:

For my card I used the Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tags 2 Stampset framed with the Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio Three.  The dp is from Bearly Mine- Delicious Delights Digital Paper.

card recipe:
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tags 2 Stamp set
Paper: Bearly Mine- Delicious Delights Digital Paper, Not Quite Navy, Real Red
Accessories: Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio Three Fancy Tags Two (spellbinders),  Floral Doily Accent (Spellbinders), Fleur De Lis Accents (Spellbinders) GRAND CALIBER (Spellbinders), Martha Stewart Shell border punch, pearls, gingham ribbon


For more inspiration for the Stampin in Christ Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi (on leave), Miesje, Kristine, Sabrina, Marilynn and  Rebecca.

For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

challenges I am entering this creation in:
Designed 2 Delight -  Red, White & Blue  Craft Us Crazy -  Red, white & blue, Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Clean & simple, Moving Along With The Times -  Clean & simple,  Penny's Paper-Crafty - red white and blue, Scrapbook Sisters -  anything goes, Everybody-Art-Challenge - #147 Anything Goes, Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge -  Use Red Somewhere, Sweet Stamps -  #20 Red, White & Blue, Bows 'n Berries - Thankyou/Appreciation,  Die Cut Dreams - Red, White and Blue, Hooked on Crafts - Anything goes,  Stamping Scrapping Central - Red, white and blue, Stamp Something - red, white and blueCraft Us Crazy - Red, white & blue and/or Summer themeCatch The Bug -  Red, White & Blue + Add a Ribbon Dream Valley Challenges -  Ribbon Sweet Stampin -    Use Something Old with Something New (new digital paper and spellbinders- old gingham ribbon)


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

Have a great day!!
blessings,





Saturday, June 25, 2011
 Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you all are having a great weekend!!  I am sure we are as we are camping still and our family always enjoys it!  What more fun is there than enjoying the nature God has provided us.  Soon it will be time to get back to reality though as we go home.

Since it is Saturday, it is time for another Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.

This weeks challenge:
Is to make anything  that uses Our Daily Bread Designs stamps!!  Is that easy peasy or what?!!


To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, June 30. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by June 30 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC66. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my creation for this challenge:

A couple of weeks ago, before leaving on vacation, I saw this beautiful spring basket design created by Stacy Morgan.  I thought it would be fun to make for a Thank You gift for Nicki's piano teacher. Thanks for the tutorial Stacy.  I altered it slightly but I had so much fun making it!!  The flower is from the Serve the Lord stampset.  I colored it with copics (R20, R22, R24, YG94, YG97, YG06, E40, E41, E42).  I made some big cookies to go inside.  The basket measures 5 `/2 by 3 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches deep (without the handle).


 ODBD Stamps used: Serve the Lord
Die: Corchet Frame from Our Daily Bread Designs
For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Fun with Shapes & More - , must include die cut/punch
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes.
Phindy’s Place -  Use circles.
Sew Many Cards - Dry embossing.
Aud Sentiments Challenge  - Food or drink theme. (it has cookies in it)
CCEE Stampers -  Use pink.
Charisma Cardz - White & one other colour.
Crafty Sentiments - Monochromatic.
Southern Girls - anything goes
Divas by Design  - #4 anything but a card 
Ruby's Rainbow flowers 
Scrapbook Sisters - #41 anything goes
A Spoonful Of Sugar #157 Ribbons & Bows
Deep Ocean Challenge - Flowers
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #147 Anything Goes 
Bows 'n Berries -  Thankyou/Appreciation
Hooked on Crafts - Anything goes.
Make My Monday - Tags
Karens Doodles - Flower power
Corrosive Challenges -  Ribbons and Bows


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!  Your comments are deeply appreciated!!  I hope you are able to join the challenge this week!!

hugs,



Thursday, June 23, 2011
Hi All!!  It was officially summer two day ago!! Woo hoo!!  The weather has been rather different so far...I hope we see much more sunshine and warmer weather.  We are currently on our summer vacation, camping!!

Today I have a creation to share with you for the Sundays with Crissy challenge.  This months challenge is Here Comes the Sun!!


For my creation I used the ever so adorable digi, Nose to Nose available at Whimsy stamps.  The sentiment is a new release from Whimsy stamps called Summer Letter Seals.  

The designer paper is from the Basic Grey Sweet Threads Paper.  The cs is SU Groovy Guava, pink and white.  I colored the image with copics.  The flowers are from Wild Orchids.  The bow is tied with the bow easy and uses May Arts White Wrinkled Ribbon. 


Why don't you get creating and show us your Sun themed cards!!  You can link your creation HERE. There will be five free digi's given to one lucky challenge participant who will be chosen by Random.org at the end of the month! You may now use images from any company and still be included in the draw for the blog candy prize! Those who use one of Crissy's images, either from her rubber or digital collections will be entered twice in the draw. But please respect the rule of no more than three entries per month. Otherwise your entries could be deleted.

Hope your day is full of sunshine!! 

Thanks for dropping by and for your comments!!




~Chris
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Happy Wednesday all!! Sorry for the delay in posting the Whimsy Advertisement Candy.  Unfortunately the internet at the campground is off and on and while I have posts prescheduled before I left, this could not be.

Anywho... thanks to the 57 bloggers/card or scrapbook enthusiasts who linked to the Whimsy Blog Hop Advertisement Candy!!!

The lucky winner using random.org is number 47.....That is you Sandra....CONGRATS...please email Denise @ whimsystamps@gmail.com to claim your prize!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!!

~Chris


Happy Hump Day Everyone!!  I hope you are all having a great week!!


 Today I am popping in to share this week's Whiff of Joy challenge.  This week we have a fun sketch designed by Michele.





For my creation I used the darling Henry Mouse in Love digi available at Whiff of Joy stamps.  I just adore this little mouse.  He is so fun to color!!  The dp is from Prima Madeline.

card recipe:
stamps: Whiff of Joy digi: Henry in Love
paper: pink pirouette, Bitter chocolate, Prima Madeline
accessories: Spellbinders Labels 15 , Spellbinders classic circles and scalloped circles, SU Floral embossing folder, sewing machine, lace, button

For more inspiration for the Whiff Of Joy Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Anne Chelsea,  Gio, Jane, KathrinKylie, Louise, Manuela.  Michele To join our challenge, please link your creation here.
We hope you can join us!!!

 Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great day!!


Sunday, June 19, 2011
Happy Sunday all!! ...and Happy Father's Day to all the husbands and fathers out there.  Today is the day to say thank you for all the fathers we have been blessed with.  I know I am very thankful for my hubby who is a wonderful father to our daughters as well as my father in law and father whom I cherish with all my heart!

Today it is time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.  This week's host is the inspirational and sweet  Marilynn.

Marilynn chose the verse:
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. (KJV)

This is a verse that we each feel every day.  We have faith that we are going to wake up in the morning or that our children come home safe.  We need faith in most all we do but this faith is having Faith in Christ that although we can not see and touch him we believe that He is there, that He cared for us and that He died for us. We have to have Faith that he cares for us more than birds than the air...He knows everything and what will happen next but we have to have faith that He will provide.  Currently we are going through some life changes in our family.  Each day I pray for Faith that He will guide me to make the right decisions and that His will and not my will be done.  I can't see the road ahead but He can.  Do you have Faith or believe in a God you do not see?

Marilynn's challenge is:
Make a card that you doodle on.

 Since this week's sponsor is Our Daily Bread Designs, I decided to use one of their stampsets: Time.


I made this as a Father's Day card for my Dad.  This card has a lot of distressing and embossing (Provocraft Clockworks folder).  The ribbon is SU Striped Grosgrain.  The border on the top is punched with the MS shell border punch.  I doodled faux stitching on the bravo burgundy paper as well as around the sentiment.  I purposely tore the edges on the ribbon.


Card Recipe:
Our Daily Bread Designs stamp: Time
Paper: kraft, Bravo burgundy, SEI Time dp,
Accessories: SU Grosgrain ribbon, SU corner punch, Clockworks embossing folder, Tim holtz distress inks, Tim holtz clock hand, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Spellbinders GRAND CALIBER


For more inspiration for the Stampin in Christ Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi (on leave), Miesje, Kristine, Sabrina, Marilynn and  Rebecca.

For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.  I know I am always enlightened or inspired by Marilynn's take on the verse each week and I am sure you will be also!!

Challenges I am entering my creation in:

Challenge Up Your Life - Circles
2 Sisters - For a Guy

Creations by Gill M - Use Circle Shapes

Little Claire's - Cards for Men

Paper Creator's Crafts - For the Men

Bloggers Challenge - Masculine Card or Project

Fashionista Friday - For Men

Glitter Geeks - Male/ Father's Day

Totally Papercraft - Dies Cuts and Punches

Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes

Just for Fun - Doodle

Paper Creations Ink - Doodle

Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes.
Crafty Sentiments  - Father's Day. 
Stampin' B's -  Use a border punch
Southern Girls Anything goes.
Shelly's Images -  Masculine project.
Paper Shelter Challenge -  #18 punches and dies
Sisterhood of Crafters -  Dad/special man 
Paper Take Weekly -  Dads and Lads
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge -  Father's Day / masculine
Bows 'n Berries  - Masculine.
 Happileigh Scrappin -  Embossing.
Ooh La La Creations - Father's Day/Special Man
Squigglefly Make it Masculine
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

Have a great day!!
blessings,







Saturday, June 18, 2011
Happy Saturday Everyone!!  Well we on our way camping and we are all so excited to get away for a while!!  Life has been rather stressful lately and now we will have time to spend with each other and to "smell the roses" so to speak.

Today I am popping in to share the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the light challenge.

This weeks challenge:
Create a Thank you card or gift!!





To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, June 23. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by June 23 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC65. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my take on the challenge: 


For my card I used the Dahlia and Serve the Lord stamp sets from Our Daily Bread designs.The paper is from Prima Sparkling Spring.
The lace is from Wild Orchids.  I framed the sentiment using a spellbinders Fancy Tags.  The border is created with a die from the Fleur De Lis.

card recipe:
Dahlia and Serve the Lord stamp sets from Our Daily Bread designs.
Paper: Prima Sparkling Spring.
Accessories: Wild Orchids lace, Spellbinders GRAND CALIBER, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis and Fancy Tags


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!  Your comments are deeply appreciated!!  I hope you are able to join the challenge this week!!

hugs,


Wednesday, June 15, 2011




Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps June new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 15 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new wonderful dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Deb Mitchell and Elaine Hughes.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Bart’s BBQ ~ Fairy Day Dreams ~ Journey Into The Sea

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Garden Bird House ~ Garden Fence ~ Mailed With Love ~ Sick Little Bear

4 stamps from Kenny K
Alice Chains ~ Bling Baby ~ Showgirl ~ Surfer Dude

4 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
The Good Life Tickets ~ Into The Farm BG ~ Summer Letter Seals ~ Thank You Tiles

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Cloud Die Set ~ Hot Air Balloon Die


You are at the beginning of the hop, here at my blog!!  The team has lots of prizes and inspiration to share so I hope you will join us!!!

The hop starts today (Wednesday June 15th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday June 22nd at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. We also have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*

Today Whimsy Stamps is also releasing its first issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine!  It's packed with amazing samples from the design team and customers as well as three different tutorials that you can follow along with step-by-step.  We are excited to bring you samples that have never been seen before and we hope that they will inspire you to create using your favorite Whimsy products!  You can find the magazine here: http://issuu.com/whimsystamps/docs/issue1  Please feel free to leave your comments and click the Facebook "Like" button to let us know that you enjoyed it!

Now on to my creation:

For my blog hop creation I used Fairy Day dreams illustrated by Crissy Armstrong…The sentiments on my box come from the Summer Seals collection designed by our very own dt sister Ann of Raindrop Echo designs.
card recipe:
stamps: Fairy Day dreams from Whimsy stamps
Paper: Bearly Mine- Delicious Delights digital paper, kraft, real red (SU)
Accessories: May Arts White ribbon, prima flowers, cream cherry blossoms, copics, Bow Easy


Box recipe:
template: Lauren Meader's My Time Made Easy Tea Tabbed box
stamps: Whimsy Summer seals
Paper Bearly Mine- Delicious delights digital paper, kraft paper
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy tags and Floral Motifs. Spellbinders classic and scalloped circle dies

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Top Tip Tuesday - #38 Open Challenge
Crafts and Me - #39 Bling
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons  - #3 Summer
Divas by Design -  #4 anything but a card
Little Darlings Challenges - #1 Summer
Anything Goes Challenge -  #43 Here Comes Summer
Bunny Zoe's Crafts -  - Fairies
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Things with wings
Craft Your Passion - It's Magical
Design Dollies -  Summer
Hooked on Crafts -  Anything goes.
KB Cute Monday - Bright colours.
Lexi's Creations - No sentiment (card)
Make it Monday - Always anything goes.
Pollycraft Ribbon and Flowers
Stamp with Fun - Pearls and Flowers
There's Magic in the Air -  Pick 2 from: Flowers, Ribbon, Pearls/Gems and/or Die Cuts.


So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Deb Routledge’s blog.

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


But wait...there is more...WE HAVE A PRIZE!!
All you have to do to win is to grab the blinkie here and post it either in a post or your sidebar and then add your name to the linky to advertise the hop and new release...
Please also leave a comment as well just in case Mr. Linky goes down.

Here is what you can win!
https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=d71a719c9f&view=att&th=1308e96d21b1e769&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_gowyhxna0&zw






Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new release!
Have a great day!!



Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Happy Tuesday everyone!!  I hope everyone is enjoying nice weather and a great beginning to the summer.  Our weather has been unusually cool. Very weird for June...
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Anywho...today is the last day of sneak peaks for Whimsy.  Tomorrow is the big June release and blog hop which will begin here at my blog.

Today I would like to share the adorable Meljen's Sick Bear image!!  I decided to make a "Wish you were feeling better basket".

The image is colored with copics.  The designer paper is Prima Sparkling Spring.  I framed the image with a lacey circles Spellbinders die.  The basket contains Theraflu, tea, and cup a soups.

For more sneak peaks using the fab June release, please visit my dt sisters:
 Crystal,  Erin, Iris, Simmone Ann, Debbie and Lori.

And have you heard these great news.... 

Whimsy Stamps is starting a new adventure and we want you to take the journey with us!  On June 15, 2011, the first issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine will be debuting alongside our June rubber stamps and dies. We are excited to bring to you never-before-seen creations by the design team and by some fantastic Whimsy customers.  In a continuous effort to provide you with creative inspiration, this issue will be free and available to everyone.  Stay tuned - you won't want to miss it!


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great day!!

Blessings,




Monday, June 13, 2011
Happy Monday Everyone!!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!! I had a great weekend visiting with family for the entire weekend!  While the house was very full and busy, it was great spending time with them all.

Nicki, my dear daughter, also played a duet on the piano in church.  It went very well, despite she sprained her finger the day before playing basketball with her cousins on Saturday.  Her finger did swell up a bit more and turn more colors of the rainbow after the exertion on the piano but she did do it and she did well.  I am so proud of her!!!

Well....anywho...now it is time for another Stamp and Create Product Spotlight.  This week the spotlight is on all pirate stamps in the store.  This means all pirate stamps are up to 25 % off!!!

I used Kraftin Kimmie Strawberry Pirate for a center step card.  The pirate is colored with copics and framed with a lacey ovals dies from Spellbinders.  The dp is from Bearly Mine's Delicious Delights digital paper.

 For more inspiration using Stamp and Create's pirate stamps , please visit my dt sisters: Joy, Lacey, Heidi, Vicky and  Jeanette.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
KB Cute Monday - Bright colours.
Get Hippity with Ippity -Tutti fruity
.Magical Mondays mystical/fantasy image - Punches and embossing
Make it Monday - Always anything goes.
My Partner in Crafting Crime -Tutti Fruitti
There's Magic in the Air -  Pick 2 from: Flowers, Ribbon, Pearls/Gems and/or Die Cuts.
Poodles Parlour -  Anything goes.
Totally Papercrafts - Summer.
AiFactory -  Use something new (paper and image)
My Mum's Craft shop - #9 punch it
Stampavie and More - #144 more than one fold
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great day!!

Blessings,



Sunday, June 12, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope you are having a great and blessed weekend!!  Mine has very eventful with a house full of guests.  Today my dear daughter, Nicki, plays a piano duet with her piano teacher in church.  I think Mom is more nervous than dd is though. LOL!

Anywho...today it is time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge!! This week's hostess is the dear Lisa!!


Lisa chose the verse:
(Eph 6:2-4 NRSV) "Honor your father and mother"--this is the first commandment with a promise: {3} "so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth." {4} And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

I thank my Heavenly Father in heaven for the earthly father he has given me each and every day!!  What a blessing to have a Christian father who loves the Lord and shares that love with me each and every day!!  Dad's Christian example is evident in all he does, including in how he brought us up...as God instructed him.  We need to be thankful for our husbands and father's and this monstrous task they have in front of them of caring and directing their children and wives.  I know I support my hubby and father in prayer as well as in deed.  Over the years, I have come to learn that the Christian upbringing and the family structure of having both parents in a household is very rare.  I cringe at the number of split families and how is devastates  children.  "Thank you Lord for a Christian Father and husband!  Please help them seek their will in all they do in bringing up their children and wives in You."  Please be with those families who are hurting or missing a parent, whether it be from divorce or death. Amen.

This week Lisa has challenged us to Make a Father's Day card... or a card praising our Father in Heaven

Here is my take on the challenge:


For my card I used the Winds of Grace stamp set from SU.  The dp is Su Parisian Breeze (retired).  Most all materials excluding the silver baubles and the computer generated sentiment are from SU.


For more inspiration for the Stampin in Christ Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi (on leave), Miesje, Kristine, Sabrina, Marilynn and  Rebecca.

For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
My Mum's Craft shop -#9 punch itDude Time Doodles -  must be masculine -Fab 'n' Funky - magnificent menSassy Studio Designs Stitching.Shelly's Images Anything goes.CCEE Stampers -Card with a sports theme.Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Summertime.Totally Papercrafts - Summer.Stamp Something - Something punched.Phindy’s PlaceWater.Mami Doodles -  Card for a boy/man.Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes.Fairy Fun Fridays -  Summer fun.Alphabet Challenge -  Father's Day or card for a male.Make it colorful must include colouring -  Colour with Blue (sky and water)Crazy 4 Challenges - Masculine, Little Claire's Cards For Men, Marks Finest Papers -#59 Fathers Day, One Stop Craft - #135 Fathers Day, Secret Crafter - #138 A Male Card, Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Fathers Day, Delicious Doodles - Father's Day, Fairy Knoll - Father's Day, Fussy and Fancy - Card for a male, , Patties Creations - Father's Day, Sew Many Cards - Father's Day, Simply Create - - Father's Day, Wags 'n Whiskers - Masculine,C.R.A.F.T. -Father's Day, Craft Us Crazy - Father's Day and/or masculine colours/theme, Delightful Challenges - 1Father's Day, Just For Fun - Use at least one Tim Holtz product,Paper Play - Father's Day / man's card, Stamp Insanity - Masculine, Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Special Man, House That Stamps Built -Father's Day plus texture, Sisterhood of Crafters - Dad/special manThe Paper Variety - father/special man

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

Have a great day!!
blessings,



Saturday, June 11, 2011
Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you are having a great weekend!!  Today I have my house full of company and I am praying that the rain they are predicting for all day does not happen...it would be so much easier and more fun if we could be outdoors...especially the kids.

Anywho...it is time for another Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!


This weeks challenge:
Is to create a ribbon bookmark.  These are not difficult to make but they really do make great gifts.


To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, June 16. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by June 16 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC64. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
 
No on to my creation:




For my bookmark I used the Serve the Lord stamp set from our Daily Bread Designs and the Doily die (exclusive to ODBD).  I made 12 of these in  a variety of colors for the Sunday School teachers at our church as a thank you. They have given of themselves forthe entire year to the children in their classes and I felt this was the least I could do.  I put it inside a devotional book. This particular bookmark uses Stampin UP satin ribbon and Prima Botanical paper.
 
bookmark recipe:
Paper: Prima Botanical and very vanilla
Accessories: Spellbinders GRAND CALIBER, SU Satin ribbon (retired), SU oval punches
Doily die (exclusive to ODBD).


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!  Your comments are deeply appreciated!!  I hope you are able to join the challenge this week!!

hugs,



Friday, June 10, 2011


Happy Friday Everyone!! I hope you are all doing well and are ready for the weekend!!  I know I am ready for the weekend but this weekend will be busy as we have several overnight guests coming for the weekend.  I really enjoy having our entire family together so I am not complaining.  It will be so nice to see them all...but it will be busy!!!

Today, Whimsy is kicking off the Weekend with sneak peaks for the July release.  Today's sneak peaks include the new sentiments and dies!!!!
https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=d71a719c9f&view=att&th=13073062b18b8eb9&attid=0.5&disp=inline&realattid=f_gopb4vpv4&zw
For my creation I used the Summer Seals Sentiment Collection designed by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo designs!!!  I just love these seals.  They are so versatile.  You can use them with images, put them on gift boxes or have them stand alone.

I really wanted to go with a summer feel so I used a fruity paper with strawberries on it from the Bearly Mine Delicious Delights paper collection (Fruit).I won this a couple of weeks ago at the Bearly Mine challenge.  I really am loving Donna's digital paper!!!



I went with a red, white and blue theme with a splash of kraft (neutral) and black. The navy paper is embossed with the Spots embossing folder from Provocraft.  The sentiment is framed with the Lacey circles from Spellbinders and the Fancy tags dies.

card recipe:
Stamps: Sneak of Whimsy's Summer Seal Collection
Paper: Delicious Delights from Bearly Mine Digital Paper collection, Navy, real red, Kraft, white and black CS
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Classic Circles, Provocraft Spots embossing folder, gingham ribbon, White May Arts ribbon, Bow easy

For more sneaks using the July Releases' sentiment and die collection, please visit:
Stephanne Maraver

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Card Cupids - More Than 3 LayersCorrosive Challenges   Summer ColoursCatch The Bug -   Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - #38 Stamp somethingPaper Pretties - PPC157 SummerPaper Take Weekly - Anything GoesAiFactory -  Use something new.Aud Sentiments Challenge - Summertime.Sassy Studio Designs - Stitching.Shelly's Images  Anything goes.A Spoonful Of Sugar -  #155 Summer - Colours, images etcBearly Mine  - #12 Anything Goes
 Craft Room Challenge #1 Anything Goes Crazy Amigo Challenge - Summery CardCritter Sketch - Kraft paper.Get Hippity with Ippity - Tutti fruity.Make it Monday - Always anything goes.My Partner in Crafting Crime - Uncoloured ImageStamping Scrapping Central -  Embossing.Crafty Hos' - Summer, Let the Fun BeginSweet Stampin -  Playing in the Summer Sun
 
 Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great day!!






Thursday, June 9, 2011
Hi All!  Sorry it took me a bit to post the winners.  I am not feeling so great....and now on to the winner!!!


This weeks winner will win 2 sentiment samplers: The Everyday Mini Postage Stamps and Party Mini Letter Seals!!!

...the winner of the sentiment give away is


Random Integer Generator


Here are your random numbers:

26

Timestamp: 2011-06-13 13:35:39 UTC

And#26 is Julie E.  Congrats Julie!!!

Please email me your snail mail address so we can get these out to you.

For those who entered and did not win, I hope to see you for the next give away on the 2nd Wednesday of the month!! 




Thanks for stopping by!!

blessings,



 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Happy Hump Day Everyone!!  I hope you are all having a great week!!  Today it is time for another fun Whiff of Joy Challenge!!!  This week's challenge is a fun one: "Strawberries and cream"!!!

When I think of Strawberries and cream, I think of red or pink, and a very vanilla color....so this is what I came up with...I decided to make a cheer up or thinking of you gift set for a friend.





I used the adorable Henry Hugging Heart from Whiff of Joy which I colored with copics.  The designer paper is Prima English Rose.  I added some Making Memories pink gingham ribbon (tied with the bow easy) and some lace.  The mouse is layered on a Spellbinders Lacey circles.  The sentiment in the pocket is cut out with a spellbinders heart.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tags 3

This gift box is my own design and does not follow a template...

For more inspiration for the Whiff Of Joy Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Anne Chelsea,  Gio, Jane, KathrinKylie, Louise, Manuela.  Michele To join our challenge, please link your creation here.

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Crafts and Me - #38 Stamp somethingPaper Pretties - PPC157 Summer (summer flowers and colors)Stampavie and More - #144 more than one foldAnita Be Stampin' - - #22 Go Crazy with LayersCraft Room Challenge - #1 Anything GoesCreative Craft Challenges -  Moveable Parts (tag pulls out and drawer opens)Oldie But Goodie Challenge - #20 Lots of LayersPaper Take Weekly - Anything Goes Top Tip Tuesday - #37 More Than 1 fold Tuesday Throwdown - #52 AnimalsCraft Your Passion - Anything goes. Creative Stamp Friends -  2nd week - Gift Package.Cupcake Craft - Things with tails.Stamps R Us -  2nd week - Pets.Stamp-N-Doodle - Use more than 1 die cut/punch plus circles.Incy Wincy Designs - Choose 3 to get tic-tac-toe (flowers (dp), lace brads)Card Cupids - More Than 3 LayersCorrosive Challenges   Summer ColoursCatch The Bug -   Anything GoesMarks Finest Papers -#58 Flowers One Stop Craft - #134 TextureWord Play Weekend Challenge -  #5 Anything with a Tail Delicious Doodles -  TextureGuylou's Inimitability -  Monochromatic.Fairy Tale -  2nd week - Anything but a card. 
Paper Sundaes - Sentiments from the Heart, Sentimental Sundays - must include a Sentiment - Inspired By A Song (That's what friends are for)
 Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Have a great day!!




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