Phillipians 3:14

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

Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter Magic

I know that many of my cyber friends are weary of the cold, ice and snow...but it really is beautiful :0).  I made this card with you guys in mind, using a DreamWeavers stencil, double sided sticky paper, and glitter.  I layered it onto silver and night of navy card stock topping it off with a ribbon from my stash.  I love how this came out, so tfl and stay warm!!

Ode To Spring


This is a card I made using one of my favorite Hero Arts tree images stamped onto watercolor paper (already colored with distress inks) in Brown Momento Ink.  I then used various pink SU markers to color in the buds and accented them with Spica Glitter pens and a White Gel Pen.  The card base is SU Naturals White and layered with Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso that had been embossed with a Cuttlebug EF.  I finished it off with some ribbon and a butterfly charm. TFL!

Friday, January 28, 2011

 This was my attempt at a more sophisticated card...I got a little (lot) carried away with the distress ink and then just couldn't pull this together the way some of the ladies I admire from ODBD.  It is still a nice sentiment and it is good to know what my style is and is not!
This is a little more my speed design wise.  I had one sheet of this groovy paper in a grab bag that I got from Taylored Expressions and I love it.  There was a rainbow challenge this week at SCS and this fits the bill perfectly.





Happy Birthday!

This week's theme was Birthday at the Blogger's Challenge Group.  As is usually the case for me, I was stuck on making a card with multiple rainbow colors because I have tried to make a card for both the SCS/CAS challenge and the CPC/FOF challenge along those lines.  So far...haven't nailed those yet, but did manage to eke out this card!  I am actually quite pleased with how it turned out.  Birthdays SHOULD be bright, happy and fun....that's my story and I'm stikin' with it!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my card and be sure to check out all the other fantastic cards from the rest of the group below.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend Birthday or not :0).

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pattern Paper Theme

Pattern Paper was the theme for the Bloggers Challenge group this week and this is what I came up with.  I think this paper is SO pretty and the bird was a natural focal point.  I just added a little embellishment and sentiment and I think it came together nicely. This was a pretty simple card, but I did have to let go of some hoarding tendencies to use the only peice of this pretty paper and to finally bust out the bling that I have had for ages!  Thanks to our blog mom Lisa, you can now see ALL the players work right here.  Great idea and will probably motivate me to work that much harder!!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend :0)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Craft Space....

View of my desk and bookshelf...the desk & Chairwill be getting a makeover soon!
My Work Top--getting new drawers for my B-day!

My constant companion :0)

This is the Cart my hubby was working on a few weeks ago

Not the best pic of my favorite piece in the room...found it on the curb all busted up...DH revived it!


This was an Anne Geddes pic that I have had in a closet since the last time I was in Hawaii...works perfectly in this space!  You can see the top of my AC in the bottom corner of the pic--my favorite gift EVER!  You'd have to live here to understand ;0)


The other side of my worktop and a peek into the closet space that is chock full too!





Here is my current craft space. I have recycled, re purposed and made it work with all kinds of furniture and stuff I have found to create what is for me a little oasis away from everything that I can create in and share with my cyber friends. Of course, my fantastic husband has been very helpful in all of it and I am thankful ALWAYS to God that He has so richly blessed me! I do hope one day for it all to be more cohesive...but I am truly thrilled and content with what I have now.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Kind comments are always appreciated too :0).

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Need love...

I made this card earlier this week from all of my scraps of this yummy paper from MME.  It also fit the bill for a Fun on Friday challenge over at the CPC web site.  I heart these fun and happy patterns and couldn't bear to toss any out since it is old news by now.  I have come to realize that I hoard shoes and designer paper while only using a few that I am comfortable with.  May have to work on that, but for now I found some more of this on Etsy and ordered it post haste!  I don't have daughters so I have to live out my pink heart glitter fantasies on paper ;0).  Anyhoo, I picked up this dollar stamp from Michael's a long time ago and it needed ink.  I guess we do need air and water...but in the end it is the love of God that is eternally sustaining!  Thanks so much for looking and even more if you choose to comment.  Happy Saturday!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Glitter Flashback....



I am re-posting one of the first cards I made for the chance to win an Ippity set for the Flashback Friday challenge.  This was the first "glittery" card I made.  The snow, the moon and the trees are very sparkly irl...but didn't really photo that way.  The amazing thing is, I actually still like it :0).  Thanks for stopping by, and if you are interested in this contest you can find it here:  http://flashbackfridaychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/flashback-friday-70.html

BC195 (Sketch)

Today's post is based on the sketch provided by our blogger's challenge blog mom Lisa.  She is terrific and so is this sketch....I on the other hand, not so much.  I am not sure why, but I struggled with this one.  I DO own other patterned paper besides this Basic Grey origins, and promise to use something else next week!  Anyway, here is the sketch and my take on it.  Thanks for stopping by and have a super weekend :-D


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Color Challenge

Yellow, Brown and Green (or Blue) were the colors to use this week.  I used my Basic Grey Origins paper as a jumping off point for these colors, then pared it with a scrap piece of checkered paper covering the seam with twine.  I colored/cut-out the bird then popped it onto the blossom image and layered it all with my nestabilities.  Because of the Fleur De Lei I thought that a French greeting would be appropriate.  Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend! 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Darlin Husband's Recylcing.....

I am WAY late for the Bloggers Challenge...and I cheated too!  I hope that you will understand and forgive me once you read my post.  This card is one that my husband made for me on Christmas morning...the ornament should look familiar...it was a reject from my project that he fished from the trash can!  He also retrieved this punched piece of paper and added a couple of stamps in the background.  It is great that he made a card for me, but the BEST part was that he said "this is harder than you make it look"! I think he did a great job, he has many skills and cards are not at the top of that list....what he is REALLY good at is building and fixing anything with wood.  THAT is why I am so late with posting and didn't make my own project...he has been helping me upgrade my craft space--I will post pictures at the end of this week.  It has taken longer than I anticipated, but here is a picture of him at work on a cart for my room that is being reworked for the third time since my friend Kate gave it to me...in fact almost ALL of the furniture in my craft space is a recycle project.  I wanted to showcase it for this week's challenge, but I am still not done arranging it all, so I will load up the pics this Friday with this week's challenge--ON TIME I promise!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by!