Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oh Baby Baby...

And before you get any wild ideas - no, we're not having another baby!  It's the wonderful new Baby digis from Deedee's Digis that has me saying that!  You see, I have always dreaded making baby shower cards.  To be honest, I usually *faints* buy them from the store... <---that is how bad I really dislike it!  But with these stamps - I actually made one night....SUPER pain to it!
First off, my kind of baby!  Kraft, the vintage feel of Basic Grey paper, some distress ink, an edge distresser, and a homemade flower (Christian Paper Crafts Bible Verse Thursday Challenge)...  Meet Ms. Shabby Chic!
(Paper: PaperTreyInk,BasicGrey; Image:Deedee's Digi;, Ink: Copics, Distress Ink - Tea Stain; Accessories: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Lace, homemade flower, pearl)
Followed by this little number where I placed an image from Deedee's Cuties for a Cure on the onesie!  They are all inchies in that set so it works out perfectly:
(Paper: PaperTreyInk, Basic Grey; Image: Deedee's Digis; Accessories: Jute; Ink: Copics, Distress Ink - Tea Stain)
And last but not least, for all the momma's of boys out there, this little card is made using the same concept as the previous girly card.  Meet little dude:
(Paper: PaperTreyInk, Basic Grey; Ink: Copics, Distress Ink - Tea Stain; Accessories: Jute, cuttlebug; Image: Deedee's Digis)

*All card layouts were inpired by the sketch at CPS this week!
Thank you for stopping by today!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WCA63 - Christian Paper Crafts Case Artist

Good morning!  Welcome to the middle of the work week!  Today I want to introduce you to a sweet little stamp set that is all new from Deedee's Digis: Inchies for a Cure!  These little things are so special, and especially to me!  You see, the money from the sales of this set (minus payal fees) goes to the National Childhood Cancer Foundation.  Since my sister passed away when I was only 18mos old from Aplastic Anemia, I feel so blessed that Deedee is doing something like this!!
Here is my little card made for the Wednesday Case Artist at Christian Paper Crafts, featuring LelaScraps and using the sweet set!

(Paper: PaperTreyInk, Basic Grey; Ink: Copics; Accessories: Jute, Buttons, Ribbon)

God Bless You,

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sky's the Limit

Hmmm, I must be in a "muted color" sort of mood today...  Maybe it is because the Summer is quickly passing by us and these sorter shades for some reason make me think of the humid Summertime we have had here...  Check out the sketch challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts to play along with this lovely little sketch!

(Paper: PaperTreyInk, Basic Grey; Image: PaperTreyInk, Accessories: Buttons, Copics, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist)

Have a great Tuesday!

God Bless You,

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday of Color!

Wow!  You know it really is a Color Monday when the challenge at Christian Paper Crafts AND Crafting with Deedee's Digis are colors...and opposite colors at that LOL!
First up - here is what I came up with for Deedee's Digis:
(Paper:PaperTreyInk; Image: Deedee's Digis; Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug)

Now, notice the same sketch from Card Positioning Systems, but I changed it up and added the Christian Paper Crafts Colors and a different image!
(Paper: PaperTreyInk; Image: PaperTreyInk; Accessories: Cuttelbug, Jute, Copics)

I hope that beginning of your week is wonderful!

God Bless You,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Merry Christmas &a Pig...Say What?!

Well, I know that it is Summer time, but Christmas challenges seem to be popping up everywhere! Have you noticed it too? I figured that I may as well jump on the band-wagon, that way I would have at least one card done come Christmas time!
(Paper: PaperTreyInk, Basic Grey; Ink: Copics, Distress Ink, White Ink; Image: Deedee’s Digis; Accessories: Fiskars Punch, Edge Distressing Tool, CuttleBug Snowflake Embossing Folder, Jute, Buttons, Acetate Sheets)
I decided to combine multiple challenges into this one though! First of all, the Christmas challenge is from The Cuttlebug Spot – notice the snowflake embossing done on kraft and highlighted with a little white ink! The colors, well they are from Color Throwdown #102, so pretty, and although they were chosen to be Summer Colors, I think they worked great for a Cool Winter card. The corners of the card have paper piercing added as a result of the Tuesday Throwdown challenge. And last, but not least, Midnight Madness is responsible for the awesome sketch! If you notice the snowflakes on the card in the corner, my dear friend Candace was looking for some “Ghost Snowflakes by Heidi Swapp”, so I decided to see if I could create them… Not sure if I am happy with them or not LOL It’s sure not something I would be happy enough with to give LOL

Next up is a cute little pig card that I made to go along with a Prayer Shawl that I am working on. The cute little image is from Deedee’s Digis and you can find him in the Dollar Digi bin over there at the Deedee’s Digi’s Store!  The wonderful sketch is from Sweet Sketches.
(Image: Deedee’s Digis; Paper: PaperTreyInk, BasicGrey; Ink: Copics, Distress Ink; Accessories: Ribbon, Prima, Stickles)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

God Bless You,

Friday, July 23, 2010

Just Monkeying Around

What better day to monkey around than a Friday?  I love going home to sweet Abby on Fridays and knowing that we get to spend the weekend playing together and "monkeying" around!
Christian Paper Craft's Fun on Friday Challenge for today is to use Polka Dots!  It seems like dots are just popping up everywhere anymore and I love them!  The cute sketch here is from Paper Works Co.  A "new to me" sketch site, but I thought it was oh so cute, and it will be perfect for a "kids card" for the Prayer Shawl Ministry!
Have a great weekend!

God Bless You,

Thursday, July 22, 2010

...Peace & Quiet...

No, there's not really any of that going on around here, but it is the theme for today's Bible Verse Thursday at Christian Paper Crafts, AND the site is back up and running!!
I think little honey-bees (like on Winnie the Pooh) - look so peaceful.  That is, until they are real and can sting you!  But don't worry, this little feller is just cute - no stinging here!  I used another "new to me" Sketch site today too, Sunday Sketch & Stamp!  Great sketches and super recommended!
(Paper: PaperTreyInk, BoBunny; Stamps: PaperTreyInk - Baby Button Bits; Accessories: prima, bling; Ink: Momento - Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink - Tea Stain)

Have a wonderful day!
God Bless You,

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Case Artist Day @ CPC

It's Wednesday, so you know what that means, right?  Of course, it's time for the Wednesday CASE Artist over at Christian Paper Crafts!  Today the CPC site is being a tad bit silly, so we are directing everyone to the Creative Blog for the day!
Today's featured artist is Janaria.  Take a peak at that gallery and see what you want to CASE.  I chose and layout as inspiration this week and the card below is what I came up with!  This cute little bear from Deedee's Digis was the perfect touch! I did try to use the color's from the Curtain Call Color Challenge again, because they were just so fun - but had to add in a little splash of blue and purple on the parachute!  :o)
(Paper: PaperTreyInk, BoBunny; Image: Deedee's Digis; Accessories: Nestabilities, Lace, Jute, Buttons, cuttlebug; Ink: Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist, Copics, Distress Ink - Tea Stain)

Hope your week is absolutely fabulous!
God Bless You,

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

...Relay Wrap Up...

Tonight is our "Relay Wrap Up" meeting, which also means it is time to start planning again for next year!
I have a little card that fits into a couple of challenges to share with you today:
(Paper: PaperTreyInk, BoBunny; Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Jute, Flower, Pin, Cork, Nestabilities; Stamp: Paper Trey Ink; Ink: Copics, Momento Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink - Tea Stain)
This little number is for the sketch challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts this week and the Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge!
God Bless You,

Monday, July 19, 2010

...Blowing Kisses...

Jen's Color Challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts for Color Monday is Shades of Brown.  Well, a couple of weeks ago, it was chocolate with celery, which at the time I couldn't find paper that would have been "fresh" celery.  Now that I have, I am not sure which gallery I should upload it to, this week's or the other week LOL!  I definitely think it will go in this week;s - Jen knows I can;t follow some directions well already :o)
This wonderful sketch is from Card Positioning Systems and the colors also fit the color scheme at Curtain Call Color Challenges for the week!
(Paper: PaperTreyInk; Image: Deedee's Digis; Accessories: Ribbon, Copics, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Cuttlebug embossing folders)
Be sure to check out Deedee's Digis for this week's challenge on the Craft Blog!  It is a super fun one!  Plus, my cute little bear on there is a Deedee's digi!

Hope your week is starting off wonderful!

God Bless You,

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cupcakes and Church

Sounds like a good combo to me!  And I'm super excited about both!
Today's card is a little ironic since many people near us experienced massive flooding last night.  The thing is, I had the card made before the rain started, so I decided to post it anyways...
(Paper: PaperTreyInk, Cosmo Cricket; Image: Deedee's Digis, Accessories: Copics, Jute, Button)
The super cute little guy is from Deedee's Digi's and the sketch is from Midnight Madness Sketches.  I had not heard of their sketches, but was looking for something I could do as a Sunday post and think I may have found a keeper!  Thanks for the fun sketch!

Have a Blessed Sunday!

God Bless You,

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Everything on my projects sparkle today... 
When I saw the current sketch for Card Positioning Systems, rather than a card, a scrapbook page was the first thing to come to my mind.  Today's Scripture Saturday over at Christian Paper Crafts is Psalms 19:1.  Although I knew the picture I wanted to use for my page, I was unsure on the layout until I found that one!!  I also had to combine it with the Fussy and Fancy Challenge of Scallops, Stitches, and Sparkle!  Such a fun way to remember such a fun vacation!
Here is my page:
(Paper: BoBunny, Accessories: Prima Flower, Lace, Button, Pin, Cork, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist)
Since the CPS and Fussy and Fancy challenges are really geared toward card making, I decided to make a card using these "guidelines" along with one of my favorite Deedee's Digis (and yes, it is "upside down", but I just love it that way for some reason):
(Paper: PaperTrey Ink, BoBunny; Image: Deedee's Digis, Accessories: Copics, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Lace)

Have a wonderful Saturday!

God Bless You,

Friday, July 16, 2010

Woot Woot

I received my grade back from my Statistics midterm and found out I scored 95%!  So excited :o)  Now if the rest of the class goes that good I will be all set!
This week's Fun on Friday over at Christian Paper Crafts is to make something with a monogram.  I decided to make this little number for my home office following the sketch from 2Sketches4You this week:

(Paper: PaperTreyInk, Cosmo Cricket - Girl Friday; Ink: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Distress Ink - Tea Stain; Accessories: glitter letter, ribbon, lace)
Next up is a card I made for MOJO Monday and Digi Doodle Shop - just getting some MOJO on with my scraps, LOL!

(Paper: PaperTreyInk, BoBunny - Peacock, Stamps: Ippity - What Matters Most; Ink: Momento - Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink - Tea Stain; Accessories: Copics, ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder, pearls, jute, button)
And last but not least, I made a scrapbook page for Scrappin' Silhouettes:

(Paper: BoBunny, Misc; Accessories: lace, Cork, Prima Flower)
I just loved our fun time at VBS!  The top pic is me with my Teen Class and the lower one is my hubby and me covered in shaving cream on the day of the VBS Party!

Have a wonderful weekend!

God Bless You,

Thursday, July 15, 2010

There's No Place Like Home...

Dorothy said it, and I believe it to be true!  Today's challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts for Bible Verse Thursday is "Home Sweet Home".  Come play along with us and have lots of fun ;o)

My little card is made with Deedee's Digi's, PaperTreyInk Cardstock, Various Designer Paper that I had scraps of, and some lace that's been kissed by a little Glimmer Mist of course!  I added the faux stitching around the embossed layer (this week's Tuesday Throwdown Challenge) and of course, I admittedly don't like birds, so they are not what brings me comfort, but of course scripture and thoughts of home do (Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge).  Oh, and I followed the SplitCoastStampers Card Sketch Challenge for this card as well :o)

Hey, it's almost Friday!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Middle of the Work Week :o)

You've gotta love those times when no matter how your turn your camera or how many times you reposition your card, it is STILL crooked!  May as well laugh over it :o)
Today is Case Artist Wednesday over at Christian Paper Crafts and our featured artist today is ceehowicraft!  I fell in love with the sweet layout of this card in her gallery, and it inspired me to create this:

(Paper: PaperTreyInk, misc designer papers; Image: Ippity What Matter's Most; Ink: CTMH; Accessories: lace, jute, button, pin)

So, what will you CASE today?

God Bless You,

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Never Too Old To Color

When my hubby walked into my office the other day, he wondered what all of the coloring books were doing laying around on MY desk rather than Abby's.  Simple - I have been shrinking coloring sheets to fit my cards :o)  This little number was so much fun to make for Sketch Tuesday over at Christian Paper Crafts!  I simply adore my little Abby and this image makes me think of her innocence!
(Paper: PaperTreyInk; Image: Coloring Sheet - Unsure; Misc: Copics, Pearls)

Head on over to Christian Paper Crafts and play along!

God Bless You,

Monday, July 12, 2010

Still Missing the Beach...

Really, you would think I would be over it by now, but I wanna be back at the peaceful beach!
I couldn't resist playing along with some "beachy" themes and accessories to reminisce on our sweet vacation time.  The super images are from Deedee's Digis, and guess what?  Deedee has a Dollar Digi section now!  That is totally awesome, and if you wanna know why, well here is the scoop:  You see, for just a dollar, you get a digi image that you can resize, print, and color as many times as you want.  Now, most of us are guilty for buying the stamps in the dollar bin where we are stuck to the small size the stamp is.  But with these, you can make them as BIG or little as you wish!

(Cardstock: PaperTreyInk, Abbey Road; Image: Deedee's Digis, Accessories: Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist, Prima Flower, Lacce, Copics, Spellbinder's Nestabilities)
Head on over to the Deedees Digi's Craft Blog to see more ideas with today's stamp and play along with this week's sketch challenge!
My next card once again uses a Deedee's Digi's image - and it's one of my faves - The Flops!  Over at Christian Paper Crafts, today's Color Monday challenge is Royal Blue and white.  Being a Kentucky girl, those colors tend to come naturally, so here is what I can up with:
(Paper: PaperTreyInk, BoBunny; Accessories: cork, prima flower, Stickles, CuttleBug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder)

Over at Kaboodle Doodles, they are having a luau and you should totally go check it out!  Both of my cards fit the theme!  I hope you are having a Blessed Monday!

God Bless You,

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sweet Sunday Summertime

Well, another VBS has come and gone, but the kids AND adults are saying this is the best one ever...  I don't think it could have anything to do with me wiping a couple of stores clean of Barbasol shaving cream, could it?  ;)
Welcome to the Craft Blog today! I'm Mary, but you would probably know me better by Softangelkisses since that is the name of my blog and the name I use mostly in the crafting world! My little card today is made with one of Deedee's cute little bears and I just fell in love with him! I hope you do too!
(Paper: PaperTreyInk and Cosmo Cricket-The Boyfriend; Ribbon: Offray; Image: Deedee's Digis Leap of Faith; Flower: Prima; Misc: Button, Jute, Copics, Dawn McVey Download from PTI)
Hopefully this will be a restful and relaxing Sunday since we are all headed back to work tomorrow!!
God Bless You,

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Super Soaker Saturday

Today is our VBS wrap up party and we are so excited to be "plotting" against Water Woman!  HEROs week has been so much fun!
Today is Scripture Saturday over at Christian Paper Crafts and our verse today is Psalms 98:4.  Here is the most joyful noise to my ears:
(Papers: BoBunny, lace, twine, prima flowers, button, pin, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Cork Tag, American Crafts Glimmer letters)

Come on over and play along!

God Bless You,

Friday, July 9, 2010

Woo Hoo for Fridays!

I am so tickled today is Friday - even more so since I took the day off from work!!  I have so much to do before going "back to school" that it's not funny, so I figured I may as well take one whole day off and get as much done as I possibly can!  It's not hard stuff, just a bunch of little things like making my PDA and my laptop be "friends", etc...  I'm glad because that means I can play in my studio today :o)
Here is a card I made for this week's Fun on Friday over at Christian Paper Crafts:

(Papers: PaperTreyInk, BoBunny, Cuttlebug, Copics, Precious Moments Coloring Sheet, Prima Flower, Lace)
I was so excited to see embossing as Candace's challenge today, because I just love using my cuttlebug!  My image is actually a coloring book sheet and I just shrunk it down, printed, and colored with Copics :o)  The super fun sketch is from MOJO Monday!
Well, it's off to clean the house for me!  Have a great day - see you back tomorrow for Scripture Saturday!

God Bless You,

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Super HERO's

That's our VBS theme for the week, and we sure are having fun :o)
Today, I want to show you a fun little image from Deedee's Digi's that is just too cute!  I love this because I think it is the ultimate "picker upper"!  It's cute enough to be for a kid, but sweet enough for an adult as well!  Just look at this little guy:
I colored him with my copics and the papers are all PaperTreyInk with the exception of the designer paper - it is Cosmo Cricket, the boyfriend.  The super sketch is from the talented ladies at 2Sketches4You and the Bible verse is from the Bible Verse Thursday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts!

Keep Smiling :o)

God Bless You,

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday Case Artist at CPC

I just love to CASE. With the loose rules at Christian Paper Crafts, CASE’ing is so much fun! For example, our CASE Artist today is our lovely Miss Anita. While browsing her gallery, this ( tag caught my eye and got me to thinking. We brought back sand and shells from the beach and I already purchased jars to put it in, so how cute would it be to make a tag to put on there! Here is what the end result is:

(Note: - you are supposed to see my pretty project here, but it is lost and MIA.  I will do a "remake" tonight and have it posted by midnight.  So sorry :o(     )

See, to play along in the CASE challenges at Christian Paper Crafts, everything doesn’t have to be just “so-so”! Just show us what you made and what your inspiration was!

Have a blessed day, and I can’t wait to see your creations!!

God Bless You,

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Slowly But Surely...

That's how my Summer of school is coming along.  I am getting ready to take the mid-term in stats and hopefully go through the rest of the class full speed ahead and get to the final by the end of this month!  Right now, my stamping and scrapping time is while Abby is asleep, but it is a good way to shut down from the world of school and it gives me more of a set schedule to "play" than I had ever before!!
Today's card for Sketch Tuesday is sightly modified from the original sketch a little bit.  I did not want to make a square card, so I had to do a little "tweaking" to make everything fit!  I think I added a little of everything onto this little card, but I sure think it's cute - and hope you do too!!
(Cardstock - PTI, Bo Bunny; Jute; Lace; Button; Stamps - Ippity; Ink: Copics, Distress Ink-Tea Stain; CuttleBug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots)

I hope Summer time is treating you well and you are having your greatest yet!

God Bless You,

Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday Already...

As I sit at home typing this, the dreading thought of "Monday already"... pops into my head!  I am very thankful to be alive and well (although I realize it does not sound very evident in that thought), but I am trudging to work today while my hubby and little girl are enjoying the day at home :o(
I am excited to FINALLY be sharing my Scripture Saturday page with you - just a couple of days late!  I had a picture in my mind of how I wanted to do the page and would not stop until I got it that way!
It's my sweet little one on her first trip to the beach - All done in BoBunny Line with some primas, ribbon, lace, and a cork journaling tag (homemade).
Next up is for Color Monday at Christian Paper Crafts!  I love playing along with the colors, even if  I don't get them exactly right, it gives me a springboard to start from!  Today's colors were brown and celery.  Well, since I could not find any green that could be considered "celery", just consider this celery that has been left in the bottom drawer of the fridge for a few days too many!

(Cardstock: PaperTreyInk, Stamp: PaperTreyInk, Ribbon, lace, twine, Cuttle Bug embossing folder, PTI Tag Die)

Have a wonderful Monday!

God Bless You,

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday Fun!

Hey guys!  Today has been an awesome day, but I think it has spoiled me and Abby both just a little!  I took the whole day off from work for me and her to just spend at home!  We have had so much fun together, and the day isn't even over yet!
I wanted to share with you a quick little card I made that fits in with quiet a few challenges this week since it is the 4th of July weekend!  PaperGardenProject's current challenge is "whatever makes you feel cool".  It sooo makes me feel 'cool' to live in the "land of the free, BECAUSE of the brave"!  Really Reasonable Ribbon wants to see those Patriotic Projects, ICSketches is a new site to me, but I fell in love with the sketch, and last, but most certainly not least, Miss Candace over at Christian Paper Crafts inspired this card first due to today's Fun on Friday Challenge and the ribbon pleating technique!  So, without further adue:
(Paper: PapterTreyInk, Misc Scrap designer paper, American Crafts Ribbon, lace, Copics, Button, Jute, Cuttlebug Stars Folder, Stamp: Let Freedom Ring-PaperTreyInk)

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

God Bless You,