Sunday, December 20, 2009

SSCC #18 - Sketch

Happy Sunday!! Can you believe Christmas is almost here:) It's going to be a busy week for a lot of people! I know it will for me. Last minute shopping and baking. Welcome to another challenge week at Stampin' Sisters In Christ.

Thanks to all of you who participate in our challenges. I am honored to be the hostess for this week. So as I was thinking about the challenge, it dawned on me how busy our lives are going to be this week. So here it is...

The Challenge: is to make a card using this sketch below. That's it, simple and easy huh??

Verse: The verse I chose is from Luke 1:26-32. Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary.
And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was.
Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. "He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.

I know it's long but I wanted to pick a verse that depicted the birth of Jesus. One that goes with the upcoming Holiday.

Sponsor: Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Anne House. She is offering a 3 month subscription to AFP/SNR magazine. That's great, Thanks Anne.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a safe Holiday.
Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Sweet Stop Challenge

Good Evening! This is a quick post tonight. I made this card using the Sweet Stop Sketch . It's been so much fun making all these cards for Winter.
I used a digi that I had and added some snowflakes around it. I hope you enjoy your week!!

Thanks for stopping by.

SNSS Snowflake Challenge (at PCP)

Good Evening!! Did you hear about the fun challenge that Sweet N Sassy is having over at PCP. It's a doosie, with a couple free digis for us. One is an early bird freebie, but we have to get our card in by 10 p.m. EST. But you have until Dec. 21 to get your card in to recieve the fabulous cocoa the mouse digi. The challenge is to use SNOWFLAKES somewhere on our card. It could be punches, stamps, dp, embelishments ect.

I used the digi called 'you warm my heart'. Isn't she cute? I encourage you to hop on over to the group and join in the fun!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Beanie Cap Card Holder

Good Evening!! Today I made a couple of beanie g.c. holders. My sister gave me the idea so I thought I would give it a try. It was a TLC challenge over at SCS. You can use the tutorial I used here.
As you can see, my first picture turned out a bit crooked. But I think it's a fantastic idea and so many different ways to decorated them. I hope you give it a try, they are very easy to make.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a super day!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

SSCC #17 Matthew 6:21

Happy Sunday Morning!! Today we have a new challenge for you over at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog. You're going to love this one!

Our Hostess this week is the lovely and SUPER talented senior DT Kristine Breach. Who I am very honored and proud to call my Sister (for real). I've learned so much from her in this past year about stamping and card making and she even got me blogging. Thanks sis!
Sponsor: Simon Says Stamps, thanks once again for sponsoring us this week. There will be an awsome prize for one lucky winner, so be sure to get your entry in. Also, be sure to check out SSS for some amazing stamps.
Verse: Matthew 6:21 "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Challenge: Use [crafty] "treasures" on your card or other project... in other words, BLING IT UP! (ie. bling = gems, pearls, dazzling diamonds, charms,

For this challenge I used a digi from D.A.I.S.I.E Company. They have a whole digi village you can download for free. How awsome is that. So I chose the bakery and made an easel card. I used alot of sequined brads and stickles to bling it up. This challenge is very versatile, so use your imagination, I know it'll be great.
Now be sure to go over to the SSCC blog where you'll find tons of more inspiration from our lovely DT.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sweet Little Princess

Good Morning!! This is the new stamp I got from Paper Pretties SOTM. Isn't Lady Sophia cute? My sister and I often have challenges between the two of us. And this time we decided to use this new stamp as the challenge. I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch and some dp I had in my stash that works perfectly with this Lady Sophia.

Now hop on over to Kristine's blog to see what she came up with:)

Have a super day!!

Don't for get to enter your challenge card over at SSCC for a chance to win a super fabulous prize.

Thanks for stopping by:)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

SSCC #16 Thinking Of You!!

Good Morning to you all!! I'm so happy it's Sunday, because today we have a new challenge for you at SSCC.

Our hostess for this week is the talented Ceal Pritchett. She chose the verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
That's a wonderful verse Ceal, thanks for choosing that one.

The challenge for us is to make a card or project using images of people (ie..children, men, women) to let someone know you are praying for them.
I used the image from Mo Manning , Em is the name of this digi. I paired it up with some dp I had and used my blossom nesties. I added some dew drops on and some ribbon and there ya go.

Our sponsor this week is Sweet N Sassy Stamps. They have a wonderful variety of digi's as well as other stamps too. So go check them out, you won't be disappointed. Korin is giving away a fantastic prize for one lucky winner, so get your entries in before 11:59 p.m. Saturday night Dec. 12.

Now go take a look at the inspiration waiting for you at the SSCC blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed week!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Good Afternoon!! This is a quick post today. My Dad's birthday is tomorrow, so I made him this little card to send him.
I used a digi that I got and I don't remember where, sorry. His name is Mumford I believe. I used some dp that I had and some dew drops and pearls. I added some liquid applique for the whipped topping and for the meringue I used some liquid pearls. Looks delicious doesn't it!!

I really hope my dad likes lemon meringue pie. UMMM...ya I think he does. Who wouldn't, it's so yummy.

Have a sweet day. Thanks for dropping by.

**Don't forget to stop by the SSCC blog tomorrow for a new challenge.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Sweet Stop Challenge!

Hi All!! I feel like I'm on a roll with all these cards I'm making:) It's nice to be in my craft room and just create. I'm so glad I had the day off today to do that. I made this card for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge. Following a sketch is my favorite thing to do when it comes to making a card. Of course I do like to follow a recipe, and other challenges, but the sketch ones are for me!!

I made this one using the SSS32 Sketch. I used SU c.s. and some dp I had around. The image is from SNSS digi that was a free one not too long ago. I love this one, he's so cute. Thanks Korin for making him available. So that about wraps it up for me today.

Have a super week! Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, November 30, 2009

KLSNS Snowflake Challenge Card #2

Good Morning all! Did everyone have a good weekend?? I'm just sorry it's over so quickly! Today's post is my 2nd card for the KLSNS Snowflake Challenge over at KLSNS. It runs through today. So hurry on over and get your card entered. There's a $10.00 gift certificate and a stamp of Kelly's choice up for grabs. Whooohooo!!!

This is my card I entered. I kind-a-sorta used the Friday Sketchers sketch but embelished a bit more. The Tilda I used is from the Magnolia Butterfly Collection . Tilda is actually holding a bee, but I cut that out and put a snowflake that I punched out in place of that.
The dp is some stuff I had already laying around. Then I added some embelishments and there ya go.

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great week:)


Sunday, November 29, 2009

La La Land Weekly Challenge...

Good afternoon!! This is my 2nd post for today. My sister reminded me about the La La Land Challenge that's going on, but ending tonight at midnight. So I quickly ran to my craft table and made this card for the challenge. And here it is...

The challenge is to have a recipe with your card. And the recipe is to have 3 different dp, 2 c.s. (one can be white or whatever your image is on) and 1 embelishment. Fairly simple, but I had a rough time with the 3 different dp's. I don't know why that gets me every time. OH well! I used the Santa La La and the dp is from Basic Grey 'Eskimo Kisses'. I added 2 different kinds of buttons just to make it a bit more interesting.

Hope you enjoy and have a great week!!

Thanks for stopping by:)


SSCC #15 & A Happy Birthday Blog Hop!!

Good Morning!! Welcome to another Stampin' Sister's in Christ Challenge. Today is not only another challenge but we are having a Birthday blog hop for one of our dear DT members.

This week's sponsor is La-La Land Crafts. They have some wonderful things over in the store, so go check them out.

Our Hostess this week is our Stampin Sister Randi Barrett. She chose the scripture from Matthew 2:11 and Matthew 7:7-11. Please refer back to SSCC for the scripture. The challenge for us this week is to make a card, LO, or project that includes an image of gift/s or giving gifts somewhere in it. Sounds like fun to me!!

Welcome to the Party!! Yep, today is our Lisa's Birthday. Here's what I brought....

These are just for you Lisa. (A little birdie told me what your favorite flowers were.) Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your special day:) Now go see what Kristine has to bring to the party.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. God Bless!!

Don't forget to stop by Lisa's blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A friends "Special" Birthday

Good afternoon all!! This is a quick post to let you know that my friend Lisa Hjulberg is having a birthday this weekend!! Lisa is one of the DT's for Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge blog.

The sketch is from this weeks Mojo Monday. The dp I used is from 'The Sweet Stack' from DCWV. A stamped image of the magnolia's that my sister sent to me, and some ribbon finish it off. I know Lisa likes green, so here's some green for ya Lisa!!

Hope you all enjoy:) Happy Birthday Lisa! Have a super day.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving...SSCC #14

Good Morning!! Happy Sunday to you all. Can you believe it, Thanksgiving is almost here. I've got so much to be thankful for, my family for one and the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Without him, I wouldn't be ME!

Welcome to another challenge at Stampin' Sister's in Christ. Our sponsor for this week is none other than ODBD. They have been so generous to donate a great stamp set. And it's a gorgeous one. Please see the SSCC blog for more info.

This weeks host is the wonderfully talented Helen Phelps. She has chosen the scripture taken from Galatians 6:9- Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Our challenge is to make a Thanksgiving card/project or a giving thanks card (for those of you who don't celebrate Thanksgiving). This opens a whole range of things to be thankful for. Thanks Helen for this wonderful challenge.

Here is my card...

I used a digi from Whimsie Doodles - 'get stuffed'. I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. The dp is from Basic Grey Indian Summer, perfect colors for Thanksgiving I think. Now hop on over to SSCC and see what the other 'Sisters' have in store for you! There's tons of inspiration there:)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and be safe!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

SnowFlake Challenge for KLSNS...

Good Saturday Morning!! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend:) I have a quick post today, just to share with you the card I made for the KLSNS Snowflake Challenge. The challenge runs through the month of November. There's an awsome tutorial there, so go check it out.
This is my entry...

I made another shadowbox card. It's so simple, you can find the tutorial here. I used some dp I had and used the jam Tilda from A little Yummy for your Tummy. Then added some snow flake embelishments and there ya go.

Thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lili's Cleaning Day...

Good Morning!! Are you having a good week so far? Just think, it's almost FRIDAY YAY:)

I made up this card for my sister, Kristine. She sent me this cute Lili image with the vacuum and I just had to use it for her.(nothing meant by it, of course). In case you didn't know, I'm a partner in a house cleaning business. So natrually, she thought of me when she sent this image.

The sketch I used is from Friday Sketchers. I used some dp I had from DCWV. I'm trying to use up some of my scrap pieces, I have so many of those.! Added a flower and a few accent dew drops and there ya go.

Hope you enjoy!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day and a safe and happy weekend!!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

SSCC #13 Shadow Box Challenge

Good Sunday Morning! I hope all of you enjoyed your week. It's time again for another great challenge over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This one I know you all will enjoy.

Our sponsor this week is Layers of Color. Laura Campbell, owner and illustrator, has some awsome stamps in her store. Please go check them out. She has generously donated a beautiful stamp set of butterflies to myself and 2 other Sr. DT members, Kristine and Lisa, which I have used one of them on my card today. Thank you so much Laura!! One lucky winner will also recieve this stamp set from Laura too. Good luck!
And here is my card....

Our lovely hostess this week is the talented Peggysue Turner. The scripture she chose for us is from 1 Corinthians 13:12 (King James Version): "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." Great verse Peggysue. You can read her awsome story on the SSCC blog here.

The challenge for us is to make a shadowbox card. No more shadows, no more dim reflections when we get to heaven! You can find a tutorial for creating the shadowbox card over at Splitcoaststampers. There are so many options with this, so use your imagination. We can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy Sunday:)


Friday, November 13, 2009

Digital Delights Ginger Girl Challenge

Good afternoon!! This is my second post for today. I just had to show you what I made for the Digital Delights Ginger Girl Challenge over at SNR. The challenge runs through tonight so hurry over there to get this free digi. It's so cute!! There's an awsome prize for one lucky winner.

I have to be honest with you, but when I first saw this digi, I thought she was holding a lollipop! Then my sister, Kristine, told me it was a spoon. UMMM dah, of course it's a spoon, she's sitting on a mixing bowl. Sometimes I don't know where my brain is, but you can make it whatever you want it to be. Thanks so much for dropping by. Have a fun and safe weekend!!

Make A Wish..

Whoohoo!! It's finally friday. I've been waiting all week for this day. I've got a short day at work, so when I get home, I'm spending some time on my 'puter.

Just a quick post today. My sister Kristine and I often have 'sister challenges', so her and I decided to make a card using our Paper Pretties SOTM, "make a wish". You can see hers over at her blog. It's awsome Kris!!

Also a quick note that Paper Pretties is sponsoring Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge blog this week. Christie is giving away a great stamp set. So go check it out and enter if you can. You have until this Saturday by 11:59 p.m. Can't wait to see all your creations!!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll have another post for you later on today:)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

SSCC #12 - John 15:13

Good Morning All!! Happy Sunday to you. Today starts another challenge week over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. I hope you all get a chance to come take a look at the wonderful samples made by the DT.
Here is my creation...

I used a digi (flying high Ridley)that I got from Digital Delights and colord him in using SU markers. I'm still new to watercoloring and such it took a couple tries. The sketch I used is from this weeks Mojo Monday challenge.

The sponsor for this week is none other than Paper Pretties. Christie is donating a wonderful stamp set "Made with Love", go check out all the neat stuff over there.

Our hostess for this week is the wonderful and talented Candace. The scripture she chose for us this week is from John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

The challenge is to make a card/project for our 'Heroes'. For more info click here.
Also, please visit the SSCC blog for more info as well.

It's amazing what our men and women in the military do for our country. They truly are 'Heroes' in my book. So it's wonderful that we can take a moment and reflect on what they do for us so that we can keep living in a Free country and worshiping our wonderful God.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed day!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

SSCC # 11 - Deut. 31:8

Good Sunday Morning!! Today starts another chanllenge week over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. We've been getting so many many wonderful entries and I enjoy seeing what you all create.

This weeks sponsor is none other than Cornish Heritage Farms. CHF carries unique stamp collections, such as Thomas Kinkade, Saturday Evening Post, and Elvis, plus artists like Mona Lisa Moments and the Kim Hughes addition to their own awesome line of stamps. They also offer a wide variety of paper crafting tools, accessories, cardstock and designer paper...a one-stop shop! Plus there will be an awsome prize for one lucky winner. Go check it out over at SSCC.

Pamela Young is our hostess this week and the verse she chose is Deuteronomy 31:8 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

Pamela's challenge for us is to create something about when God is "unseen". (ie. scrapbook LO that reminds you that God is always with you; a card to encourage a friend and remind them that God is with them; or something to hang on your wall.

Here is what I came up with...

I must say that it is a comfort to know that God IS always with us, guiding us, encouraging us. There are many times in my life that I forget that and then I remind myself that he really is here for me, for all of us. Which is why I love this verse. Thanks Pamela for chosing this one:)

Now it's your turn...Head on over to SSCC and see what the other Sisters' have created and maybe you'll be inspired too!!

Thanks for dropping by. Have a Super Blessed Day!!


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Always in my Heart...

Hello!! Hope all of you are having a fun and safe Halloween day:)
I recieved my Paper Pretties SOTM yesterday and couldn't wait to ink her up. I love these stamps. So I pulled out my nesties and my ribbon and went to town. It's simple yet pretty, I think. I added a glittery snowflake (it's hard to see the glitter, but it's there:) to the corner and diamond stickles around the nestie and on some of the snowflakes surrounding Sophia.

I hope you enjoy your day. Remember to join us tomorrow for another challenge over at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog. There's gonna be a goody for one lucky winner!! Hope to see you there.

Have a super blessed day!!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Carly!!

Good Evening!! Hope everyone out there is having a SUPER day:) I'd like to share with you a card I made for my niece, Carly. Her birthday is Sunday and she is turning 11.

Carly loves frogs, so I thought I would make her a card with FROGS on it. I used the Basic Grey paper Lemonade, and the image is from SU.
The sketch I used if from this weeks Mojo Monday. I found a 'frog' button at a local craft store to add a special touch.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!!