Phillipians 3:14

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Thoughts

I am having Happy Thoughts indeed!  I received my Christmas present a day late...and it was worth the wait!!  If you read my blog you know that I moved to Hawaii with my military husband last summer and it has been quite an adjustment.  On Christmas day my husband and I were using bleach and water to scrub our furniture after we discovered mold growing on our leather arm chair and mahogany dining table/chairs...ick!  The constant rain and humidity have taken a toll on my belongings and my moral.  My craft room was suffering too...rusting tools, droopy paper and falling apart cards were taking my joy of crafting.  Just when I resigned myself to this fate, my DH came home from work with a small AC unit, perfect for my craft room. I know that many are facing bitter cold and snow, so this may seem weird...but I gotta' tell ya' that this gift ROCKS!  It may be my best present ever...LOVE that man ;-).  Thanks for looking and hope that you are having some Happy Thoughts of your own!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

An Award for Chrismas!

Wowza!  What a nice Christmas present I received today from my SU co-hort, Madeline Marcelo!  She is extremely talented--both creative and meticulous in her design aesthetic, so I am truly honored.  You can check out her blog here:  
Along with displaying this cool award, I have to tell 8 things about myself.

1.  I am a Christian, a wife and mother in that order
2.  I don't do Face Book (Gasp)!
3.  I only have a few friends, but they are dear and genuine...sadly not crafters
4.  I make fabulous Chocolate Chip cookies !
6.  I have been addicted to stamps/card making for a little less than 2 years
7.  My DH supports my habit and is my #1 fan
8.  I live in the same town in Hawaii that I was enamored with on my Honeymoon--never imagining that we could/would reside here!

Finally I get to forward This award to 8 other stylish crafters.   Of course Nikki Bond would be at the top of my list, but she is already on Madeline's ;-).  So, I am going to send it on to some of the blogs I follow in my reader.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Peace on Earth

Merry Christmas!  I used a retired SU set for this week's card called Peace on Earth.  I stamped the earth ornament onto water color paper and used Distress Ink with pearl mica powder to color it in (very shimmery irl).  I cut it out and "suspended" it with some silver cord then embellished the atmosphere with some star brads to complement the sentiment.  Hope you like it and are enjoying a blessed day enjoying your family and I pray that you are celebrating the birth of Christ and more importantly that you are at peace with God through repentance and faith in Christ alone.  I used to struggle with saying Peace on Earth because it seems to be anything but peaceful...this year is different.  I want to share a link to a beautiful Christmas song that really blessed me this year and was the inspiration for this card!

Friday, December 17, 2010

December Sketch Challenge

This card is for the Bloggers Challenge Sketch this week.  I was glad to get to use this stamp that I have had for quite a while paired with this lovely DSP that I picked up from a LSS.  Friends who really know and love you are a rare blessing indeed.  Thanks for stopping by and I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the group's creations--click on the link in my sidebar if you would like to see them too.  Have a great weekend and I urge you to take some time to really reflect on this blessed season without getting too caught up in the rush and hype.  Grace and peace to you!

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Names of Jesus

This stamp was actually given to me by a sweet lady who was moving and clearing out her stash. I have had it tucked away until now. While standing in my craft room listening to my son and husband discuss Algebra (yuck) I spied it and started marking it up. The idea of a rainbow on this stamp appealed to me because I live in Hawaii...where I am blessed to frequently see this sign of God's covenant with man in the sky. Each time I am reminded of His great faithfulness that is so undeserved by us...and I am awed with wonder at His great love for humanity. I embellished the bottom with a heart button because the birth of Christ was the gift of love to mankind..and His death on the cross was the greatest demonstration of love that the world will ever see. This is surely cause for celebration, thanksgiving and praise....Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Birthday

I made this card for this week's Bloggers Challenge to create a Birthday Card.  I used the SU Birthday Bakery and Well Scripted sets for the focal image framed in basic black and placed on gold background that was embossed using a Sizzix folder.  I used a glitter pen on the stands for the desert.  This card has just the right amount of sheen and sparkle in real life and makes a yummy looking card :0).  It is good to be playing along and posting again, so thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  I have been busy making some Christmas cards (finally) and will be posting some of them soon too!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

BC176 Patriotic

This week's Bloggers Challenge was to create a card with a patriotic theme.  Great timing since this was an election week...which is a great part of this nation even if your candidate did not win.  The freedom to vote is a blessing indeed.  Anyhoo,  I went with the tradition red, white and blue.  I used the stamp sets the Free and the Brave and Service and Sacrifice from Stampin up to create the focal image.  A distressed stripe EF in the background topped with punched stars finish it off.  I really love this Eagle captures much of what makes me love this country and those who serve and protect it.   I KNOW that the other ladies in the Bloggers Challenge group will have some great cards to share (Nikki is a pro at patriotic cards), so be sure to check them out!  Have a happy and safe weekend and please keep our soldiers and their families in your prayers :0).

Monday, October 25, 2010

R U ready for Santa? last post for today was just for fun.  I made this card pretty quickly for the CAS challenge at SCS to use gingham or checks today.  I LOVE gingham ribbon, so I wanted to think out of the box and do something different since I use it a lot.  This is where my brain took me...just a little fun...since I tend to be very serious it was a nice break!  Hope you like it and of course Santa's not makin' a list, but, nice does matter ;-).

Give Thanks...

I made this card for two challenges at Christian Paper Crafts last week.  I had typed out the back ground paper some time back and had it sitting on my desk to use for a thanksgiving card.  I finally cropped it and inked it up with the French Foliage stamp set from SU.  I layered Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Whisper White.  I stamped my main focal image from the Friends 24/7 SU set twice.  I layered the colored image on top, using a black pearl for the bird's eye.  I embellished with some pearls, ribbon and a stick pen to complete the card.  I worked hard on this one and love how it turned out.  Thanks for looking and I hope that you find something to be thankful for each and every day.  I have a long list...having the time, resources and ability to craft/create is high up there :-D

Breast Cancer Awareness

I actually made this card before I saw this week's stampin' sisters in Christ challenge, but knew it would be perfect for it.  I punched out a heart on scrap paper then stamped the image in versa mark over the mask.  I then used the pastel chalks to color the image, added a ribbon and sentiment.  Easy peasy, but beautiful.  I love a CAS card when it comes together and I think this one did.  I plan to send it along with a stack of others to the compassionate cards at SCS.  I am so blessed to be in good health and want to reach out to those who are facing this horrible battle.  Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Recycle It

I re-used the vellum front of this card from a card given to me.  Sadly, I have occasion to send a sympathy card for a dear man who recently passed in my former church.  I stamped the sentiment on the front in gold ink and layered in with nesties on Whisper White and Gold cardstock.  Thanks for looking and I am sure that the rest of the ladies in the Blogger's Challenge group have some lovely creations to check out by clicking on the icon in my side bar.  Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, October 15, 2010

For You

 I made this card for the sketch challenge at Christian Paper Crafts this week.  I plan to send it to the sweetheart who filled in as the guest host for these challenges when the regular person had a family tragedy.    The funny thing is that I started this card with the sketch and some DSP in mind.  I ended up changing the background paper after coloring my image...and I am happy I did.  I bought this paper (only 1 sheet) a while back and I LOVE it.  Too bad it is gone :-(.  I hope that "Stamptician" will enjoy it.  Thanks for looking and have a fabulous weekend :-D

Just Because

This week's Bloggers Challenge was to use Black, White and a splash of Orange.  I made this card using a movers and shapers sizzix window die.  It is good to have some all occasion cards on hand... just because ;-).  The other ladies in the Bloggers Challenge group created some real stunners this week, you can take a lot by clicking on the link from my side bar.  Thanks for stopping by, and I love to get your feedback!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Crazy Cajun Monday!

Today's post is a card I made for 3 challenges...a first for me!!  I continue to try and push myself a little more to learn and develop my "skills".  I used Cajun Craze and PTI white paper, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze ink, MS border punch, corner chomper and my sewing machine for kicks.  My poor DH had to work 12 hour night shifts all weekend after putting in a full week last week.  That is the call of the Active Duty--to fill in wherever needed.  Since he was snoozin most of the day yesterday and this morning I had some time in my craft room.  He will be off for the next couple of days while my son is on semester break too, so we will be able to go and have some family fun--yeah!  Thanks for looking and hope you are enjoying some nice fall weather and family time too :-D

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I purchased my first digital stamp this week and this is the card I made with it.  When I make a card I seldom know where it is going to end up...or I would probably lay things out better.  They just kinda' evolve into whatever they are going to be.  Anyway, I was thinking about all that I have to be thankful for and the approaching Holiday season.  Please remember a military family this year...many will be separated from the ones they love.  My heart goes out to you Nikki.  TFL!

Panda Love I really like this BG paper and I wanted to used the rest of one of my scraps!  I saw this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch challenge (late) and wanted to play along.  I had this panda on my desk from my frustrating day with the cricut and the xo paper I made for a valentine project from last year.  So all in all, this was a card put together from a bunch of leftovers....and I like it!  No excuses today ;-).  It is kinda' funny to me that the cards I like the most get the lease response, but that's A-OK.  I do not craft for any other reason than I really enjoy it and I hope to bless others in some way.  I will share a little bit more in that vein next week.  Hope you are having a great weekend...we have awesome weather here! 

Friday, October 8, 2010

October Sketch Challenge

This is my card for this week's Bloggers Sketch Challenge. It is called challenge for a reason...this sketch took a little time to come together for me.  As usual, this is not my first attempt.  I pulled out my cricut earlier this week at my husband's request.  He bought it for me and I haven't used it much.  I could not get the images to cut cleanly at wasted a lot of time trying to make it work anyway.  I am going to buy a new blade for it today and see if that does the trick.  I use SU card stock for all of my basic colors and it is pretty thick.  I tried doing the adjustments, but I think I just don't have a sharp enough blade.  I scratched that one and started over...and I am pretty happy with it.  I am not sure that it is a good representation of the sketch..but I am OK with that!  Thanks for looking and check out all the other creations by the group!

Take 2!
  I loved the first card...sort of.  After looking at all the other ladies' cards I decided that I could represent the sketch a little better, so I gave it a quick facelift!  TFL :-D

Monday, October 4, 2010

CASEing Jennifer McQuire....

I have been following Jennifer McQuire's blog because I love her style.  I have had this house stamp from PTI for about a year because I loved it, but haven't used it.  When I saw her post combining Hero Arts and PTI stamps I was so excited.  I ran right out to a local store and purchased this background!  Marketing works right?  At any rate, this is my take on her card which you can see here:   Thanks for stopping by :-D

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall Thank You

This is a card I made earlier this week...I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  I started this card after browsing the web and finding a blog challenge to used some of the paper that has been stashed (or hoarded for over 6 months).  WELL...I  have plenty of that!  I am kinda' hooked on red in my house I think that was also an influence.   I started with a Kraft card base, then layered this cool paper from a pack hidden away in a drawer.  I love punches and using my big shot, so I punched out the word window and stamped the sentiment on a layer of white card stock underneath.  I used various markers to color the image, then cut it out and layered it with nestabilities.   I like how this turned out and may make a few more varied just a little for some teacher thank yous after next week's finals at my son's high school.  Thanks for looking and I always appreciate any comments you may have :0).

Friday, October 1, 2010

Anniversary Card

   This is the card I made for this week's Bloggers Challenge group.  Believe it or not, this very simple card was my 3rd try.  I am still not 100% satisfied that this came out exactly how I wanted, but there is a time to just quit.  I resisted the temptation to keep embellishing and tweaking it.  Masculine cards are definitely not my forte and no matter what, there is always a feminine element....good thing I married a man who is secure enough to just appreciate what I create and not mind so much!  I did try to keep the colors bold and the embellishments simple....anniversaries are about celebrating the love and romance with your mate so their had to be some hearts involved....right?   That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!  The other ladies in the challenge group are sure to come up with some knock-outs so give them a visit too.  Thanks for stopping by and I challenge you to celebrate the people you love in your life TODAY...even if it is not your anniversary, their birthday etc.  We aren't guaranteed any tomorrows...I'm just sayin'.  Have a great weekend :-D

Friday, September 24, 2010

Recycle It!

This week's bloggers challenge was to recycle something for a card.  I recylced the plastic bag that my local craft store used for my recent purchases.  I crumpled it up then glued it to a piece of recycled chip board, brayering it down securely.  I finished it off with various embellisments to coordinate with the colors in the bag.  Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the other Bloggers Challenge members for their cool creations!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Girlie Time!

This is a card I created today to play along with the Tuesday Sketch Challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts.  It has been a long time since I posted anything there and I loved this layout.  It came together in really "girlie" way-- maybe it is because I am wearing a skirt today :-D.  This is my favorite kind of card...where I used all sorts of my most loved accessories put together in one project.   I have had these string pearls and tulle for the longest time just waiting for the right card...add to that glitter, butterflies, small pearls and it just doesn't get any better than that for me!  Thanks for looking

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Two Cards in one day!

I am actually posting twice in one day after such a dry spell--yeah!  This is a card that came together pretty quickly using a new stamp set I picked up yesterday.  I feel pretty guilty sometimes because I have more than enough...but there is always something new and cute to catch the eye!  Anyhoo, I figure if I stuff this in my hubby's lunch he'll love it and my conscense will be soothed ;-).  The camera would not pick up the score lines on this which add a lot more deminsion and interest in real life, but that's get the general idea.  I am just so happy to be crafting again.  My finicky poodle has even found a spot to sit in, so I have had company too!  Maybe next week I'll post some photos of my new craft space--I am blessed enought to have my own room--no matter how small!  Thanks for looking.

Giving Thanks

Good day and thanks to my few and loyal viewers!!  I first should say that the moon was amazing last night and my hubby and I took a nice walk and sat on the beach before bed...very cool.  This moring, on the first day of fall, we had totally rainy and overcast weather--perfect!  I was inspired to make a fall themed card and convicted of my recent gloomy attitude.  Each day IS a gift and I am thankful for them all.   I am so in the fall frame of mind that I am even going to make some soup for dinner tonight--even if we have to sit in front of the fan to eat it!!  Thanks for looking :-D

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Personal Updates...

I wanted to put a fall layout on my page, but just couldn't bring myself to do it.  Fall is my favorite time of year...I love the crisp air, apples, falling leaves etc.  It has always been my favorite season and will be one of the things I will miss here in Hawaii.  I decided to focus on the present which is palm trees and sunshine...poor me right? lol.  I want my blog to reflect the beautiful palette of God's creation that I currently enjoy.   My house is almost completely in order and is finally feeling like a home.  Sun rash, contact dermatitis turned staph infection, centipede bite (on my face--while sleeping), jelly fish stings and high humidity with no AC have been just a few of the hurdles that I have been facing.  I am all healed up, and adjusting to the constant sticky feeling!  My son started a private High School after being in special education in the public school system his whole life.  We have had a minimum of 4 hours of homework a night and he is still lagging, but I see improvements every day.  We do have an amazing view from our home and the drive to school for him every day opens up to a panoramic view of the pacific takes my breath EVERY time I see it.  For whatever it is worth, the scenery is no comparison to loving friends and church fellowship which we are still waiting for.   I guess this is all a sign of my age...I don't adapt as quickly or as well to changes.  That, and I am losing the battle with gravity...good thing my eyesight is going too (helps not to notice too much)!  At any rate, I am thankful for this internet does not replace interaction with people, but sure helps to fill the void.  Thanks for bearing with and reading this post (if you did) and I pray that you have a most blessed day in the Lord!
Soli Deo Gloria

Friday, September 17, 2010

Blue/Green/Brown Color Challenge

Have you wanted to spend some time crafting and everything just fell right into place...and you made something that turned out better than you expected?  That is so cool when that happens...but this is not a representative of such an experience.  I did not post anything for quite some time because not only was I in transition with my move, but my creativity has been really lacking.  This is the result of salvaging several mistakes and forcing something to come together.  I hope to  be in a better swing of things soon.  Maybe taking a class to learn how to use my new camera would help too!  Anyhoo, thanks for looking and I hope that you have a fantastic Friday and weekend.  Now that the link is working again, check out the other Blogger Challenge group for some truly awesome cards in this color combo. :-D

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm finally back!!

This my first card in months!  I made it for the Bloggers Challenge group for this week's fall theme.  I needed a thank you card so I took the opportunity to do both in one.  I used a stencil with paste and several types of glitter to make the tree. I picked it up at a locally owned craft store.  A retired couple owns/operates it and they were such a delight when I was having a tough day.  Being in their store immediately brightened my spirits, then they were super nice, so I am glad to use one of the products I purchased from them for my come-back card.  I have missed crafting!  At any rate,  I didn't have a real plan with my color placement...but I kinda like how it turned out.  The sentiment was die cut from metallic card stock that I also used as a mat.  This is really sparkly irl....thanks for looking.

Monday, June 14, 2010


This is the AMAZING view from my back yard in a few weeks.  Below is the pool that is inside my back yard.  I can hardly believe that this is real...all I can say is that God's grace continues to amaze me more and more every day.  At one point in my life, I thought I had blown it all so completely and that my "chance" for happiness had passed....was I ever so wrong!  I am not bragging or preaching--just trying to give God the praise He deserves for the incredible second chance at life that He has given me.  Soli Deo Gloria!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tropical Fathers Day

I am finally excited about our move to Hawaii....must have something to do with the fact that we have a house lined up that is not only in our budget, but has a gorgeous view AND a pool!  God is so good to us...MUCH better than I deserve.  This card is for my father-in-law and will hopefully get him in the tropical mood to come for a visit when we are settled!  I used always artichoke, kraft and dusty durango as my color combo in this card.   I pray that you all have a wonderful day celebrating your father next weekend--alive or not and even for those who are less than ideal.  I thank God for my earthly father even though he has long since passed...he brought me here and left me a legacy of his Godly example and I look forward to one day seeing him again.  Blessings to you all and thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, May 28, 2010


Red, White and Blue were the colors for this week's Blogger's Challenge card.  I chose Bravo Burgandy, Night of Navy and Whisper White as my colors.  These darker shades are used in much of the patriotic decor here on Ft Benng, so I thought I would tribute that.  I wanted to do a not quite so literal interpretation of the flag, so I stamped tone on tone stars in the background, and used my fun rick-rack punch to create the "stripes".  I enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it. I pray that you and your families enjoy a fun and safe holiday weekend while remembering the fallen soldiers who paved the way in blood for the freedoms we all hold dear.  I thank God for our liberty and for His love!  Thanks for stopping by :-D

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Your too kind

I am a big fan of Karen Giron and follow her blog.  I decided to play along with her sketch challenge this week and today's card is my interpretation of that.  I started with a soft sued card base and layered it with rose red.  My main panel is kraft brayered with white craft ink.  I then stamped my background image with the elements of style stamp that had been colored with markers and spritzed with water.  The birds were punched out of Kraft paper, brayered with whitle craft ink and ther very vintage wheel rolled over in soft suede.  The sentiment is on the bottom because I smuged part of the image and didn't want to start over--so I improvised!  To finish off I spritzed the entire from with the glimmer mist paint and alcohol to give it a pretty shimmer.  Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Beautiful You....

I started this card over a week ago, toying with pink and orange.  It changed several times until this final version.  The inside is  I have a friend who is just beautiful inside and out, but could use a reminder of that I think.  The ludicrous standards of beauty that pressure women are everywhere and can be overwhelming even to the most mature and grounded of us. I would like to encourage anyone taking the time to look at this to be confident and courageous in the package you have been given...true and lasting beauty comes from the inside and radiates to the world in an inspiring and life changing kind of way.  Grow in grace and wisdom so that you can be blessed  and bless those around you!

Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised

Black Majic

This is the sketch for this week's blogger's challenge that I followed for a simple layout.  I didn't include a sentiment so that this would be a versitile card.   I finally tried out the black majic technique for this card as well using the inspired by nature stamp.  This is a stamp that I love and a technique that I have wanted to try for a long time, so I am glad that I finally used both!  I was also able to incorporate a new border punch and this fantastic new embossing folder.  I think the end result is only OK for me, but I am just glad to get the opportunity to play along and use some of my favorite things :-).  I have seen some really gorgeous work by the rest of the challenge team, so be sure to check them out by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge link on the right.  Be blessed and thanks for looking!

Friday, May 14, 2010

My first blog hop!

I have two cards today from the Lizze Anne Designs monthly mix stamp sets and am so excited to post them for the new monthly blog hop!  I am loving these stamps and had so much fun making these.  Thanks for looking :-).
Happy Friday!  Today's blogger challenge was to use red/curry/teal. It is not a color combination that I would normally pick or so I thought until I rummaged through my stack of single sheets of paper that I have picked up along the way just because I thought they were pretty ;-).  I love this particular floral print and I thought it was perfect for this challenge.  I also got to ink up one of my brand new stamps that I purchased last week.  I am pretty happy with how this came together and look forward to being inspired by the rest of the group (click on the logo if you want to check them out too)!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Father-in-law Happy Birthday

This is for my father-in-law's 70th birthday next week.  I LOVE this tree is an exact representation of a tree in the field next to my house growing up.  Just like this beautiful tree my father was a strong and beautiful presence in my life as a little girl.  Ironically the tree was struck by lightening and my father also passed from a massive heart attack at the early age of 47.  I was still a girl and I missed him terribly, but have taken heart over the years in the knowledge that our separation is not eternal.  At any rate, thanks for looking and I hope that my father-in-law enjoys this card and his special day : D.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lovely Orchids

I scored this orchid stamp in the clearance bin the other day!  My DH's grandmother turns 97 tomorrow...I didn't get the stamp in time for that, but will use it in the future for her--she loves orchids.  I couldn't wait to ink it up and use it and this is what I came up with .  I really like the Rose Red and Chocolate Chip together.  Thanks for looking :-)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother's Day

This mother's day card is for the bloggers challenge this week and for my husband's step mother.  She lives in South FL, so I thought the bright colors would be appropriate and the patchwork look of this card is also fitting of the way that our family(immediate AND extended)  is stitched together out of mistakes, heartbreaks and redemption into something beautiful through God's mercy and lovingkindness. I pray that you would honor your mothers...for better or worse and greater still that those of you who are mothers would be honored this weekend.
 Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
"Manydaughtershavedone nobly,
But you excel them all."
Proverbs 31:28-29 

Friday, April 30, 2010

Blogger's Challenge 149

Happy Friday! Today's challenge was embossing of any I chose to do two kinds on my card.  The background was made with an impressibilities templated that I inked up in a soft yellow.  I backed it with black and adhered it to a So Saffron card base.  I embellished the front with some butterflies (heat embossed and colored), nestability tag/ribbon and sentiment.  I don't love the butterfly placement...but there was some smudged ink that had to be covered up!!
I'm so glad to be a part of this challenge group...I need to motivation to create something lately.  Not to mention, this is one talented group of ladies :-).
Thanks for looking and check out the other challenge cards on the link at the right.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Blogger's Challenge X 2

Here is my submission for this week's blogger's challenge....using blue, organge and moss.  the only moss is in the center of my flower, but no-one saide how much of each color to use.  That's my story and I'm stikin' to it!

I also wanted to post my card from last week's sketch challenge.  I finally made it early this week and never got around to posting it.

Stamping/creating has been on the back-burner for me for the last few weeks.  It is not only the time factor, I just can't seem to get my mojo going with all the stress of the upcoming move.

Sorry for posting so late, I promise I will do better and can't wait to see what the rest of the group has created today.

Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Lord Bless You.....

This is a simple card that I made with one of my favorite sentiment stamps and an embossing folder accented with a bit of ribbon and my favorite embellishment--a butterfly.  Pretty quick and simple, but I think it is striking.  The photography is not great, it is much prettier in person (and not crooked)!  Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Happy Thoughts

I was unable to copy/paste the sketch for this card, but it is for the sweet sunday sketch challenge this week.  I follow Karen Giron and am a fan.  When I saw this week's sketch I knew I had to make this card.  I LOVE this image and have been trying to figure out a layout for it.  I think this one works perfectly!  I paper peirced the tree and leaves, added some crystal effects on the beehive and a glitter pen to the bee wings.  I think it turned out pretty cute.....thanks for looking !