Saturday, January 16, 2010

I'm Back :)

This past week was pretty busy and didn't allow for much craft time. My plans for this weekend are to get some serious crafting done, which should be easy since it's to cold and rainy to do anything else. Despite my hectic week I was able to complete a couple projects, so before starting something new I thought I would take a minute and post them to my blog.

This first card is a birthday card I made to put in my Ronald McDonald House stash. A little ribbon, some dew drops, prima flowers and stickles will hopefully brighten the day of a precious little girl.
This next card is my take on making a valentine's day card using non-traditional colors.
This next project is a username/password book that was demostrated by GinaK designs. I just loved this idea of having all my login information in one location. I think these would make great gifts, don't you think?
And my last project is an altered box that I made for my daughter to give to her best friend.

So now that I've posted all my completed projects, I'm off to see what I can come up with for next week. I hope everyone in blog land is staying warm and dry and having a blessed weekend.

Friday, January 8, 2010

You Are The Light

I must admit I've had a tough time with this card and now I'm having a tough with this post. So with that said, I hope you enjoy the card and have a very blessed day!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Lord Bless You

I have two cards for my post today, again using images from my stash. Nothing too fancy with either one, tried to keep it pretty simple by lightly sponging and adding some flowers to one and dew drops to the other. I did use some smooch to color the second card and I think it turned out very well.
I hope you like them both and if you are somewhere that is getting this very cold weather, stay warm and safe. Many blessings to you all!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tis So Sweet

This is my inspirational card for the day. Both images are from my basket of images (did I tell you it was a pretty large basket). When I use my top note die I save the negative and use it for framing other images which is what I did here. I used some stickles to add a little sparkle and some vellum scraps for the scallop border that I attached with a pop dot. I'm not sure the card is quite done, but not sure what to add - any suggestions?

Another one of my resolutions for this year was to make more cards for our military men and women. This card is one I'm going to make several of to send to my daughter to give to fellow members of her MP company. And lastly......
I want to have more thinking of you/pick me up cards on hand as I never seem to have enough. I just love this quote and the pink/brown color combo so I put the them together and came up with this card.

Now I am off to look at the challenges that have been posted and see what I can come up with to post tomorrow. I hope you are all staying warm and having a blessed day!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fruit of the Spirit

I've had this image for a very long time and found it yesterday when I was sorting through my basket of images. I used markers and stickles to color the hearts and leaves, then sponged mauve mist ink all over and added some dew drops and brads to finish it off.

I hope you all are having a blessed day filled with lots of love!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers #29

This post is to introduce myself to my fellow sisters, and I must admit I'm having a tough time with what to post.........

So I will start by telling you that I'm married to a wonderful man (Steve) who truly is my best friend. I also have two amazing and beautiful daughters; Lauren (21) is serving in the U.S. Army and Casey (15) is a sophmore. I am also blessed to have my nephew Cody (17) living with us. He is a senior and has plans to start college in the fall.

I went to a Stampin Up party in 2000 got hooked and have been rubber stamping ever since. I mostly make cards for family and friends and make projects for the nursing home my BIL was in and make card packages for the military serving in Iraq and Afganistan.

The last few years have been extremely rough for our little family, but with faith and renewed strength we start another year.

I'm so looking forward to getting to know each of my new sisters, one can never have too many sisters, right!
I hope you all have a very blessed day!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year