Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Won!

Girls, I am so excited! Okay, it's not a huge big deal, but I participated in a SUDSOL Design Challenge. The leader of the group offered a challenge using these little wheel builders from the Holiday Mini. This was the first time I tried a Design challenge and I actually won. I have to admitt in all fairness- there weren't a lot of entries. SUDSOL is a group of online SU demo's who help each other and share ideas and stuff. Anyway, I won a free week on my membership!Almost anything free is good, not including animals! There is no such thing as a free animal.
This card uses 2 of the mini wheels in the Holiday Mini, Little cardinals and Little Ornaments. I used a spacer between them, to make room for the room and banner. The blue layer is Pacific Point, then basic black. The wheels were done is black craft ink and embossed with Clear embossing powder, then I colored them in with Real Red and Pacific Point markers. The Peace on Earth is from the stamp set Four the Holidays. The Real Red base was also wheeled on with Real Red ink. Gone questions? I'm just an email or phone call away. Gotta run leave for Fall Sleepover tomorrow. WooHOO! Be blessed and go bless someone else!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Good Morning World. It's a beautiful day here in Dixie! I love the Scripture that says, " This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it." It is one of my favorite verses. God made today for today, my responsibility is to rejoice in it! Whatever comes my way and I promise I am getting use to not so great things coming my way lately. However, I am determined to rejoice in today. I am working on projects for Fall Sleepover this weekend. I am really excited about some really cute projects we are doing. I am not going to post pictures until after sleepover, so stay tuned for them the first of next week. Now, off to my crafting table. Have a very blessed day. Know that you are loved with an unconditional love that is nearly impossible to understand. If I can help you in any way, please let me know. "God Bless you real good now."

Monday, September 27, 2010

You light up this place with that smile on your face!

Hey Friends, I hope and pray all is well with yall. I am still hobbling, but at least I am able to get around. Nothing profound today! It's a Monday. Tomorrow night my hostess club will be making this card for the upcoming Halloween season. Now, you probably have guessed I'm not a big Halloween fan- but I think this Batty for You stamp set is really cute. It is so versatile! It has 8 stamps that can be used with the 1 3/8 circle punch to make some really cute Fall Holiday projects. This card focuses on circles. I used the 1 3/4 circle punch all the way down to the 1/2 circle punch. The cardstock is Pumpkin Pie, Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz, Basic Black and Whisper White. It sounds almost good enough to eat! Some of the circles are on dimensionals and there is just a little ribbon added. I really like the little pumpkin's saying" You light up this place with that smile on your face." I hope whoever gets this card will smile. Last week we talked about passion, this week why not share your passion with someone. Make a new friend, or mend a broken friendship. Send that long lost friend a card you made all yourself. Be a blessing and you will be blessed.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Big Haley from Cadie Bug!

I have the cutest card ever to show you! Of course that is my humble opinion. Jeanna Cable did a how to video of this card. I changed it a very little and made it for Cadiebug to give to Big Haley for her birthday today. Most of you that read my blog know Cadiebug is my 3 yr. old GD, she loves bugs! and all creepy things. Big Haley is her 7 yr. old friend not to be confused with Little Haley, her 3yr. old friend. I have kept Cadie since she was 6 weeks old and kept little Haley for about 2 yrs. Everyone thought they were twins. The concept of two friends with the same name has given Cadie some difficulty, so she started calling her new friend, Big Haley! This card is made using the Big Shot and the large scallop circle, the wide oval punch and several circle punches. I also used the smallest heart from the three heart punch. the wings are added with brads, so they will open. Isn't that the cutest. If you have questions about making these drop me an email and I'll be happy to give you instructions. Have a great Day. Be Blessed and Be a blessing!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thinking of You

Good Morning! Well, it's the end of September and we are still experiencing temperatures in the 90's. Cadie is still swimming with her friend "Big Haley" every afternoon. Cadie is 3 and Big Haley is having her 7th birthday party tomorrow, hence the name Big Haley! I have been busy at my crafting table. This is a busy week, Hostess club Tuesday and Fall sleep over Friday and Saturday. We have 19 ladies attending sleepover this year. I can't wait. It will be a blast and the weather is suppose to be perfect. A little cooler and maybe some rain! Lord, we need some rain.
Sticking with the Fall theme colored cards I have a really simple but pretty card to share with you today. Again, I'm using the Autumn Days stamp set #115452). It is just perfect for this time of year. The cardstock is More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. Inks are the same colors, except no Vanilla and I used a Pumpkin Pie marker to highlight the pheasant. The Rich Razzleberry piece is stamped with the oak leaf from this set in the same color. This is another great masculine card. Happy Birthday or some other saying could be used in place of Thinking of You. Well, it's that time again, gotta go. Live passionately today, bless those around you and then you will be truely blessed.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Color challenge

I participated in a Chat and Challenge with the Sudsol yahoo group last night. It was my first to attend (online). It was really cool. The challenge was fall colors and ovals. I choose More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive. The stamp set is Autumn Days. The wheat is stamped in the background with versamark and the pheasant with Rich Razzleberry. I think this makes a great masculine card. Hope you like it. Gotta go. Live passionately today, be blessed and bless someone else.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Passion 101

The Oxford American Dictionary defines passion as "strong emotion, great enthusiasm for something". The Bible says in Psalm 38:9 (NLT) "You know what I long for, Lord; you hear my every sigh." Why is this even important? We are often motivated by our passions, whatever they are. It is important to understand how our passions affect us and how we can use those passions to achieve all God has for us. In my part of the country people are passionate about Football! It dominates most conversations during the season. Much money is spend on tickets, tailgating, apparel, and a host of other stuff to support the team. People go crazy over football. I like football okay, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over a lost game, coach, or player. I tried to make a list of the things that really bring out strong emotions in me, good and bad. It really all boils down to relationships. My relationship with Jesus Christ, my personal Savior, my husband, my children, other family members, friends and even customers from my Stampin' Up! business are what motivate me the most and most often control my decisions. My business does allow me to focus on my other relationships. It offers me the flexibility to put first things first. I love to stamp! It is relaxing and invigorating at the same time. I really love to get comments on the cards I send and to know I touched someone else with a word of encouragement wrapped in a little card I made. I have been very blessed with new relationships and really good friends I would not have met if it hadn't been for my stamping business. For this I am very thankful. One of our Stamp sets that I love is named Inspired by Nature. I used it this week to create this card as a reminder to live each day with passion for the things that are truly important to me. This card is for you, my customers, family and friends. Thank you for your love and support for growing my business and blessing my life.

Supplies: cardstock Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, and Natural White Ink: Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Always, Artichoke, Chocolate Chip Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature Technique: sponging background, large flower stamped and then colored with Chocolate Chip marker

Monday, September 20, 2010

Isn't my new signature great! Michelle Laycock of Laycock Designs made it for me. I just love it! I'm telling yall I'm gettin' fancy! Tomorrow we will start to explore the word of the week, so stay tuned, til then be blessed and go bless those around you.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010


The word for this week is going to be Passion. Hummmm, what's that all about you wonder? Well come back during the week and find out! What is your passion? Do you know? How does Passion affect our lives?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I'm on a Roll!

Two days in a row, that hasn't happened in a while. While it is 90 something degrees outside, it is fall and Christmas is 98 days away. So, I'm sitting in my bathing suit creating Christmas cards. Sweet, wonderful Hubby had to go to the office today, so I am alone in the house which doesn't happen very often. I have been looking on the web at several different sites were stampers go to post there creative ideas and others can leave comments. I have some cards on these sites. The statistics tell you how many times your card has been viewed and marked as a favorite by some unknown stamper friend. What struck me today was how excited I got when someone let a small encouraging comment! What I also noticed was several cards that had been viewed alot of times and even placed in a number of "favorites", but no one let a single comment. It was a great reminder to me that I need to be an encourager for someone everyday! Just a kind word goes so far to lift another persons spirit or mood. Who do I encourage each day and who encourages me? Do I appreciate these people? DH and I live alone now. All the kids are "on their own", so Tombo is the person I try to really encourage everyday. He has a difficult job like many people, and doesn't necessarily get a lot of encouraging words at work, but I can change his mood fast when he comes home by just thanking him or encouraging him, his work is not in vain. Another great way for a stampaholic is to send CARDS! Don't you love to get snail mail that is happy? Whose day can you brighten this week by sending a great, made by you card?
The card I am sharing with you today is made out of Night of Navy and Sahara Sand, using the Come to Bethlehem stamp set. This is a great stamp set. It has everything you need for wonderful Christmas cards in this one set. I stamped the image in Night of Navy and sponged around the top note die with Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight. The wording is in Night of Navy and punched out with the modern label punch and a little piece of ribbon added in the top corner. Simple, yet really striking I think. I hope you like it and it inspires you to create your own special Christmas card. If you need help just drop me an email. Now, be blessed and go bless someone else today.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Still Alive, but can't kick too good!

I know some of you think I have passed...(pause) but no I am still kickin' just not so fast or far. The leg is still not back to pre-surgery condition and I stay frustrated at how long it takes me to do everything! Nevertheless, I keep on going as best I can. It has been a hot summer here is the south. I have spent a lot of time in the pool with Cadiebug (precious 3 yr.old granddaughter) and I have been stamping, just not posting! Sorry, I am again trying to correct that problem. Can you believe Christmas is almost here. It's like 99 days til Christmas! I am on a Christmas card binge! I had a Christmas Stamp a stack in August. Here is a card we made that night. The cardstock is Cherry Cobbler, my new favorite red, Marina Mist and Whisper White. Ink: Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler. Stamp sets: Delightful Decorations, Sparkle and Shine jumbo wheel and Occasional Quotes which is a level 3 hostess set. I used the ornament punch, scallop trim border punch and a little bling with our rhinestones. It is an easy, quick card and I really like it! I hope you do as well. Need to run, so be blessed and be a blessing to someone else today.