Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Happy Wednesday!  I am thrilled to share this little project with you today!  The sstamps are from the ippity collection and you can find them over at I heart {ippity}.  The rest of the project was created with scraps by my precious little girls hands - with some help from momma of course ;o)

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We started off with a regular picture frame and left the mat in.  I trimmed the scrap of cardstock to fit perfectly and used some other scraps for the squares and rectangle.  The angel on the end is actually made from Abby's thumb print and the J-O-Y are all in her precious little 4 year old handwriting!  I am sure this will continue to be a treasure in our holiday decor!

God Bless You,

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Hop!


Here is the Whole Hop list:

and here are the sponsors:
Stampendous! ( 5 winners... 1 Halloween bg cling stamp each winner..Crowscape, Graveyard, Beware Gate, Castle Gate, Pumpkin Fence)
Karber Digital Designs...2 digis to one winner
Skipping Stones Design...Halloweenie set
Smeared Ink  (5 single digis...1 each to 5 winners? or 5 to 1 winner?)
Strange Skin...1 set of choice (except Zombies)
Jens Digi Stamp...(5 images to one winner)
Simply Betty Stamps...($10 Gift Certificate)
La-La Land Crafts ($10 Gift Certificate)
Dreamweavers Stencils: 3 prizes: each is 4 stencils, 2 brushes,  with 3 technique sheets each!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

WOW!  What a busy Wednesday this is!  Thankfully it is the middle of the work week and there are 3 - yes 3 different themes on my blog today!  First up - Fab 'n Funky's challenge this week - distressing - you'll find this in both my cards...  Next up, check out the new ippity thankful set that can be purchased from Heather at i heart {ippity}, and last, but most certainly not least, this is a stop on the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past October Hop!

Have a great day!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

I am so excited to share today's little card with you! This little awareness ribbon butterfly if from ippity and has so many limitless opportunities!
My card today uses this set which you can find from Heather over at I heart {ippity} and is also showing off the new hallenge over at Fab n Funky this week which is to use fall colors!

Now if you look closely, you will notice that my card does nit have the traditional pink awareness ribbon, but rather a gray one. Do you know what that ribbon is for? It is brain cancer awareness. I lost a dear uncle to brain cancer and we miss him oh so much. It's nice think that his love is still with all those whose lives he touches, as gentle as the wings of a butterfly!

Have a great day and God Bless You,

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Welcome to October

Good morning!  Welcome to my first post of October and my first post with my fixed computer!  I am so excited to share my absolute favorite new ippity set with you!  This Christmas themed set is just my style and you can find it right at the I heart {ippity} site!  Along with that, the Fab n Funky challenge this week is to use dies or punches...  I forget about my scalloped square all the time, but sure do love the results when I remember it, along with the much loved scalloped circle, and small label!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Not Playing Nicely....

That would be my computer!  It has decided that it is no longer going to be a team player lol, so packaged up in a box and off to the factory it goes to get an "attitude adjustment"!
Today is a great day to play along with a couple of challenges and join in on a super fun blog hop though!  Fab 'n Funky has a challenge sure to pull you out of your normal stamping funk of making the same old thing over and over, here is a Sympathy card I made for there today!  Sooo not my style of card, but I did it!
(Paper: PaperTreyInk, misc pp, Stamp: PI: Botanical Silhouettes)

Now, if you are here looking for the Taylored Expressions Blog Hop, you have the right place as well!  Here is my card for the hop:

(Paper: PTI, misc dp, Stamps: TE Sew Happy)

Thanks for stopping in today and God Bless You,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Welcome Wednesday!

In some ways, it seems like Wednesday has taken forever to get here - in other ways - how did it get to be Wednesday so fast?

Here is a three in one card.  I'm not one to normally do this, but with a busy week both work, family, and school wise - it just had to happen!
Without further adue, I present to you my "Christian Paper Crafts Design Delight/I heaert {ippity}/Fab 'n Funky" Card!

At Christian Paper Crafts, we're only one day away from the opening of the September Design Delights gallery and trust me - you will be delighted!
At I heart {ippity}, Heather has some new rubbah on the way!  And I've already placed my order!  LOVE IT!
At Fab 'n' Funky, where I'm new to the crew, we're playing BINGO! 

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

God Bless You,

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Busy Week!!

Good morning!  Welcome to my I heart {ippity} post for this week!  I can't believe what a busy week this has been with Abby starting school!
Here is my little card to share with you today!  Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to check out Heather's I heart {ipppity} blog for all of your ippity needs!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ippity Day :o)

Welcome to Wednesday!  It's hump day and I heart {ippity} day all in one!  The Devoted set by ippity is one of my all time favorites, and I find my self especially reaching for this verse out of the set over and over!  I hope you enjoy this little card today.  The sketch is from the Taylored Expressions Blog.

Thanks for stopping in!  Be sure to stop by the i heart {ippity} blog to see the fabulous creations from my design sisters today!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fun Filled Wednesday

What could possibly make Wednesday more fun than a day of blog hopping with Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past and i heart {ippity} day as well?
Here is a list of all the hoppers - just in case you're lost or wondering where to go next ;o)

First off, here is my card for the TE Blast from the Past Hop!  I totally adore these purples in the paper that can be found in the TE store :o)

Next is my card for the i heart {ippity} team this week - I am still so in love with this set - What Matters Most
Have a great day lovlies!

God Bless You,

Monday, August 15, 2011

Oh Monday....

Why do you have to tag along on a perfectly good weekend?  Here is a little note of inspiration for anyone out there with a case of the Monday's!

God Bless You,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Glorious Glimpse

Good Sunday Morning!  Welcome to my Glorious Glimpse for the Christian Paper Craft's Design Delights Gallery!  Don't forget that the gallery opens tomorrow and is stuffed full of back to school ideas!
If you are a cupcake fan like my, you have probably stumbled across cupcake decorations in the stores and noticed the high prices for what seems like not so high quality.  Especially when they are facing the thoughts of...the garbage can after being used!  Why not do like I did, and simply make your own?

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Using the PaperTreyInk set Tag It's #6 along with my handy dandy Marvy scalloped punch and some toothpicks and tape, voila - there little pretties to adorn the tops of the cupcakes for the most precious Sunday School kiddos in  the world!

Don't forget, the whole gallery will be revealed tomorrow at Christian Paper Crafts!  Are you a memeber?

God Bless You,

Friday, August 12, 2011

Finally Friday

I just got to thinking about this verse for a Friday and got so tickled that I had to use it on a card.  I mean - the card can be taken very serious, but after a long week, I just kept thinking, "Even Friday's are possible with God"!

Although my blog is usually "off" on  the weekends, this Sunday is my "Glorious Glimpse" post for CPC!  You won't wabnt to miss this monthes Design Delights Gallery, especially if you have kiddos and are working on projects for school!

God Bless You,

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Almost Friday...

Has this week been long in your world?  It sure seems like it has in mine!  Perhaps it is because I am pretty excited for the weekend.  Abby, Mom, and I have a little of a girls day planned for Saturday and I simply can't wait!  It doesn't matter if we were just all together this past Saturday doing the same thing at the house - it's always a blessing!  The following cards are some little pretties I whipped up for our Church's Prayer Shawl Ministry using the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge sketch!  Love me some TE!  All the pretty papers you see used are from the kits, with the exception of the kraft and white cardstock, which is from PaperTreyInk

Have a great Thursday!!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ippity Day

Good Wednesday - Hump Day - Morning!  I am so excited that Wednesday has finally decided to drag around this week ;o)  Even more excited that you are joining me here today for another day of fun with i {heart} ippity!  Check out what I made with a stamp set from the new release below:

Thanks for stopping in today!!

God Bless You,

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Heartin Ippity

Welcome to another i heart{ippity} post!  I really hope you enjoy what I have in store for you today.  This little card is made with some of my favorite things.  One of my favorite ippity sets, my Taylored Expressions card kit for the month of July and a lovely sketch from Taylored Expressions as well!
Remember, you can get all of your favorite {ippity} sets straight from Heather at i heart {ippity}!  Trust me, there is no one easier to work with than she is ;) and you will note be disappointed!
Have a great day!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What Matters Most...

Good morning!  I'm wondering if your summertime is as hot as mine is here in Eastern Kentucky?
Today my card for i heart{ippity} focuses on the stamp set What Matters Most.  What a great little stamp set it is, and how thought provoking that little title is as well.  As we go through our days, it is so important to remember what truly does matter most!  For me, it is simple - God, family, friends, and my patients matter a great deal to me as well, so I must add work in there...
Be sure to check out the i heart {ippity} blog to see what the other girlies have made for your enjoyment today!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer Hop & {ippity}

I've got a fun filled blog today!  If you are looking for the Taylored Expression's Blast From the Past Hop, you're here, and well, if you are looking for my I heart {ippity} post for today, well, you're here too!!
The theme for this month's blog hop is "Sending You Sunshine"!  Appropriately, I decided to make a card representing a group dear to my heart that continually works to send sunshine.  Our church does a Prayer Shawl Ministry that is continually trying to spread the love of God and Sonshine to others.
Check out the rest of the blog hoppers here:

Next up is my card for i heart {ippity} this week!  My guy totally wears a shirt and tie to work (almost) daily so I can't wait to tuck this away in his glovebox for him to find!

Have a blessed day!

God BlessYou,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Glorious Glimpse

Good morning!  Welcome to the final day of Glorious Glimpse's for the July Design Team Delights at Christian Paper Crafts gallery where we are taking a swing at vintage and retro this month!
Today I am sharing with you a card suitable for a kid, but with a vintage feel in the colors and traditional ric rac.
The stamps were from Hobby Lobby, copics, papertreyink papers, misc patterened paper, and cuttlebug houndstooth folder!

Thanks for stopping in!  Make sure you stop by Christian Paper Crafts to find out how you can see the entire July Design Team Delights Gallery!!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

heartin' {ippity}

Good morning!  Welcome to another I heart {ippity} post!  I hope you are having a great week!  Today marks the half-way point of our VBS so we are wearing out!! 
This little card was so easy to make!  See the shirt, why that's just some patterened paper to make a "printed" shirt!
Now my daddy is not a shirt and tie man, but my hubby is, so this will definately be one for him from our little girl!

Have a great day and don't forget to stop by tomorrow for my Glorious Glimpse with Christian Paper Crafts for our July Design Team Delights Gallery!!

God Bless You,

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

i heart {ippity}

Woohoo! Today is the first post for the new i heart {ippity} creative team! Make sure to check out the i heart {ippity} site to see everyone's creations! Mine is below:

(ippity set: The Man)

There's more to come of your favorite {ippity} sets, check back every Wednesday!

God Bless You,

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Friends of Summer Blog Hop

Blog hop

Hello!  I hope you are all having a great weekend and a lot of fun hopping along with the friends of Summer!  Please check out the list below to see where you will hop to from here.  As a little extra help, the whole hop is listed as well, just in case you happen to get lost along the way :). A list of our wonderful sponsors who have generously donated prizes can be found over on Taylor's blog, so without further adue:

You have until Tuesday, July 5th at 6:00 PM EST to comment on as many blogs as you can. Winners will be drawn from random comments on blogs, and announced on Wednesday July 7th (on Taylor's ( blog).

Here are the hoppers:
Taylor --
Cyndi --
Lynn --
Patricia --
Alison --
Berenice --
Erica --
Mary --
Janelle --
Erin --
Maria --
Jennifer D --
Pam --
Angelique --
Sandie --
Wendy P --
Suzi --
Kathy --
Beth --
Wendy J --
Kerry --
Louise -
Liz --
Laura -
Lee --
Jennifer I --
Krissy -
Sunghee --
Cindy -

God Bless You,

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day Daddy!  I love you :o)

If you are blessed as I am to still have your Father, please remember to tell him Happy Father's Day today!

God Bless You,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Simply Saturday

Hello!  I found a "new-to-me" sketch blog called Clean and Simple Fall-to Sketches!  I thought it would be a great share for Simply Saturday...  In fact, I decided to use it for today's card, along with the Color Blocking challenge from CAS-ual Fridays.
(Paper: PaperTreyInk; Ink: Momento; Image & Sentiment: Ippity (by Unity) stamps)

Have a blessed weekend!

God Bless You,

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Frugal Friday

Do you like to run?  Who would have thought that trying to get into shape could be so costly?  A gym membership, the entry fees for getting into 5K races - now don't get me wrong, if it is a charity 5K,then we're good :o)  But I've got a little hint for you!  There is a FREE app for the iphone/ipod/idevice called Virtual Road Race.  What is Virtual Road Race you might be wondering?  Well, every Saturday there is a "race" and you can run from anywhere, it records your time, distance, and the place you finish in the race, then you log onto the website afterward to see how you did!  Easy Peasy - that's Frugal Friday!
My little card today is full of bright colors for sweet summer time!  I had a blast playing along with challenges from The Southern Girls (#21 Anything Goes), Digi Doodle Shops Best (Stitching - even though mines addmitidly faux), and the awesome sketch is from MOJO Monday (#195).
 (Paper: PaperTreyInk; October Afternoon - Fly a Kite; Ink: PaperTreyInk; Image: PaperTreyInk - Fruitful; Sentiment: PaperTreyInk - Signature Greetings; Misc: trim, scallop punches, PTI inks, buttons, Jolee's bling)

Have a wonderful weekend!

God Bless You,

*Thankful Thursday*

If you recall this post from a couple of weeks ago on Thankful Thursday, I was so very thankful for my dehumidifier...  Fast forward to a couple of days after that and you want to know what I became most thankful for?  Listening to God to check that dehumidifier that had NEVER been a problem.  I walked back into the house to check it to find the cord melting!  We may no longer have our dehumidifier, but thanks to listening to God, we still have our home!!  So today, I am thankful for God's ever loving presence and gentle way of speaking to us!
On to today's craftiness!  Today's card is for the wonderful Sweet n Sassy Sweet Stop Sketch #112 and the Color Challenge at Color Throwdown:
 (Paper: PaperTreyInk, October Afternoon; Stamps: PaperTreyInk; Ink: Momento, Copics; Misc: Button, cuttlebug folder)
Another little project for today ties in two things I love, crafting and cooking!  Well, baking to be exact, but...  I have had so much trouble finding "cutesy" recipe cards that I decided to just make my own!  Now to find the perfect basket for them ;)  Good thing I know a Longaberger consultant ;)
(Stamps: Stampendous; Paper: PaperTreyInk, Georgia Pacific; Ink: PaperTreyInk, Copics)
* Would you like to make these for yourself, they were SUPER easy!  First I took a standard size 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock and cut it at 4.25 and 5.5 inches, leaving me with the 4 cards for bases.
* Next I took my white sheet of the same sized cardstock and did the same thing.  Since I wanted the white to be slightly smaller, I went back and took 1/4 an inch off of the length and width of each of them.
* Then I inked up my Stampendous What's Cooking stamps and decorated the front of a white card ever so slightly and used the large image on a scrap piece of cardstock which I then punched out with my scallop punch for the back.
*Note: After your ink dries, you can color in the images if you wish, I colored some of mine with Copics, but colored pencils would look great for a country touch!
*I took a piece of scrap ribbon and wrapped it around the card to ensure the ends would land under the scalloped image on the back and secure with tape or glue.
* Adhere the white cardstock you decorated to the front of the kraft.
*Place the scalloped circle on the back with pop up dots, covering the endings of the ribbns
* There you have it, easy peasy recipe cards!

God Bless You,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CPC Sneak Peak

Good morning!  Today is my turn to share with you my little sneak peak for this month's Design Team Delights Gallery that opens up tomorrow at Christian Paper Crafts!
I made this little scrapbook page of our favorite little "Vacation Church" using PaperTreyInk, October Afternoon, and Ippity Supplies!
I have some more exciting news to share, too!  I have been asked to join the I {heart} ippity creative team!  How cool is that!?  I can't wait to share more of my love of {ippity} with you!

God Bless You,