Sunday, May 31, 2009

Today is My Birthday :o)

Happy Birthday to me! Thank you Lord for being so gracious enough to give me yet another happy, healthy year! I true do praise you for making me to be fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)!
The cupcake below will have to be my birthday cake for this year. We had dinner at church for the Pastor's birthday, so there was no need to have more than one cake ;)
I made this for one of the challenges in the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's site! Today is the last day and I am so happy to say there was over 6,000 dollars raised for Alzheimer's research!

Don't forget to stop by over at CPC Mag and check things out! It is a great place to meet new friends who love to papercraft and PRAISE THE LORD :o)

God Bless You

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Come on Over...

If you haven't been over to the Christian Paper Crafts Magazine site, I suggest you RUN over there! It is definitely worth looking into. With so much to offer in paper-crafting, all in a loving, Christian environment. Our love for the Lord is even larger than any love of paper-crafting. If this sounds like you, please come on over and check us out :o)
I just adore this little butterfly from Sweet 'n Sassy's digi stamps :o) It makes me think of DollyWood which is a favorite place of ours.

(Papers misc from Paper-Playground's May Kit, Prima Flowers, American Crafts Ribbon, Sweet 'n Sassy stamp, PTI ink, copic markers, Fiskars treading water punch)
Have a wonderfully blessed day!

God Bless You

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rain Rain...

I have not decided if I should end that with go away, or not. It's not the hard pounding rain, just the gentle thunderstorm. Those are my favorites, the gentle roll of thunder makes me feel like the Lord is just right there, like you can look out your door and see Him standing there. I know He is ALWAYS there for us, there is just something soothing about the thunder to me, especially when I have a lot of my mind and in my heart!
I made this card for the Monday challenge at CPC Mag and for the Memory Challenge at the Stampin Out Alzheimer's (pay to play site raising money for Alzheimer's). The CPC challenge was to use one color and an accent color and the SOA was to make a card in memory of someone - mine is in memory of my sister... Although we didn't get to really know each other, I like to think that she would have liked pink, buttons, & jute like Abby & I :o)

God Bless You

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Half-Dozen Paperclips & a Princess

I am so ticked with how these turned out! :o) They are altered paperclips for a swap that I was in on a scrapbooking message board. This will be my last swap there, as I feel the Lord is leading me in another direction for now. I sure hope everyone enjoys these. My themes were girly/feminine (the black and red in the background) and Memorial/Veteran's Day (the rustic star with button and jute in the foreground).

I really enjoy using these and giving them as Bible bookmarks. They are great for your Bible, or if they will not fit in your Bible case, good for any other book that you may be studying/reading. I made my mom one of each of these two! She truly is a gift from God as she watches the "princess" almost daily as I work. Speaking of which, here is little Princess in her royal outfit:

Aren't you glad that as Christians we are able to all be the Princess since our Heavenly Father is the King of Kings!

God Bless You

Monday, May 25, 2009

Blessed Memorial Day

WoW! I can't believe that it is almost 5:00 here in my little part of the world. Where has the day went to, you may ask? Why it has been wonderful. My hubby and I were so blessed to have the day off from work today and spent it at home with the little one! She is asleep on the couch (as he is on the other), for we have played dress up and Princesses all day long :o) We are reminded daily of what a miracle she truly is and love her oh so much. Thank you Lord for choosing me for her!
Today's card is my interpretation of the Sweet 'n Sassy Saturday Sketch! I am loving playing along with those and the stamps are oh so fun. I truly can not wait for another release, I am sure Korin has something up her sleeve!
Enjoy!(All cardstock PTI, Little Lady stamp set and sentiment PTI, Misc Jute and Buttons, Ink PTI and SU!, misc bling, cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder)
Please enjoy the last bit of your holiday weekend to the safest and fullest. God has truly been wonderful to our nation. I hope that you were able to partake in the moment of silence at 3:00 pm your time today (if that has even come for you yet)... My personal prayer was for peace for our nation, thanks for God's blessings, CPC Mag, and others...

God Bless You

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Grillin & Relaxin

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I am enjoying the splendor of the Lord as I sit here on my mom & dad's porch swing to blog! Isn't God so good to us. We grilled out Friday to celebrate mom's birthday (how wonderful that the Lord has allowed her to have ANOTHER 29th birthday), yesterday just because, and today because we are so blessed to be together and have each other.
Today's card is one made for my mom's birthday. I am tickled to let you know that my little two year old picked out the colors on here! I have no fears in asking her to chose colors though, I know they will always be shades of pink!

(Sweet 'n Sassy digi stamp, Transparency sheet for card base, Copic markers, Martha Stewart glitter, PTI cardstock, CTMH ink)

Thank You for stopping in today and continue to have a happy, safe, and blessed weekend with your loved ones, remembering our military and those who went on before us!

God Bless You

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Caught a Bug?

This house is so quiet right now... Seriously, the washing machine and computer hums are all that I hear. Abby is with her Mam and Pap and hubby is gone to get a haircut and pick up a (hopefully PTI) package at the post office.

My little card today "Caught a Bug" was for my hubby. He got a little sick last week, but was loving enough to play "all better" the next day when I had to do a head to toe assessment of a well adult for school! He did indeed feel better and I passed the check off! :)

(Cardstock PTI, random printed paper, misc buttons, jute, stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy, Copic markers, Martha Stewart glitter)

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend with your family. Remember those who have gone on before us and those who have fought for our country and freedom!

God Bless You

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sweet n Sassy Sketch

Okay, I admit, I have fallen head over hills for the stamps at the Sweet 'n Sassy site! Let me tell you, not only are these girls amazing stampers/crafters/card makers, they are awesome women of the Lord!
The challenge was to make a "manly" card using the sketch. Since men cards are my trouble area, and Father's Day is coming up, this was a great way to play! Here is what I came up with.

Of course, the card base is clear since I seem to be fascinated by that lately, the stamp and sentiment are from My Punny Valentine (PTI), ink for edges is Close to Cocoa (CTMH), cardstock is all from PTI.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday weekend! I think we are planning to spend it at home catching up on some of my homework ;)

God Bless You

Thursday, May 21, 2009


The first person to admit that I will never be caught up on scrapbooking is me. I guess that's one reason I love it so much. I don't have to be rushed and truly get to enjoy the moments. If I am in the mood to scrap pictures from when Abby was a baby (which I started working on a layout of the other day) or now, I am free to do either one. Not that there is ANYTHING wrong with being up to date...I just will probably never be :) Here are some new pages! I am not very good at photographing scrapbook pages... Any pointers?

I wouldn't even know where to begin on trying to tell the materials used in these pages. I was just in a mood to grab randomly from the scrapbook nook! So that's what I did ;)
Here are some new pages! I am not very good at photographing scrapbook pages... Any pointers?

God Bless You

Sunday, May 17, 2009

?Sunshine Sunday?

At least I hope so, it would sure be nice to go a day or two WITHOUT rain... Speaking of rain, my card today is of a little critter... You know you always seem to find more of God's little critter creations after a rain ;)

(PTI cardstock, SweetnSassy stamp, Copic Markers, Transparency Sheet, Jute, Misc Button)

I just love the look of a clear card lately. I don't really know what it is about it, but I think they are so fun. And anyone who has ever looked at my blog knows jute and buttons usually find their way into every project. SweetnSassy stamps are line art and I am enjoying that so much because I can practice with my copics!
Have a wonderful Sunday with the ones you love. We will be going to church (speaking of which, I need to be getting ready)!

God Bless You

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saturday Bliss

I have been away from my blog here lately, helping to take care of my Uncle John. Please continue to remember him and our family in your thoughts and prayers.
I'm a proud mommy today, my baby used the potty for the first time :) Sorry for anyone who thinks that is too much info! Can you tell that someone did not even have her hair brushed yet?
My card today was inspired by the sketch at 2Sketches4You this week! I loved playing with this downloadable stamp from SweetnSassy stamps. It is a lovely little Christian stamping site that I encourage everyone to check out.

(PTI cardstock, Pink Paisley cardstock, Close to My Heart Cocoa Ink,
SweetnSassy Stamp, misc Brads, Martha Stewart glitter, Copic Markers)

God Bless You

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My Uncle John & His Favorite Neice :)

I just wanted to post a little picture to share with everyone... Me & my uncle John. Please remember to keep him and our family in your prayers. We are sitting at the hospital now, on God's time as we all are...

This picture was taken at the repeat of our Easter play at church the week after Easter...

God Bless You