Monday, February 28, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

 Im honored to have been choosen by Vicki  and Janet to recieve this award!
The Liebster Award is a way to highlight some of our favorite blogs with a following of 300 or less. I have come across several must reads from other peoples nominations.As a recipient of this award reveal 3-5 blog picks.

2. let them know you chose them.

3 copy and paste the award on your blog.

4.Have faith your followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those awarded.

5. Have fun

My picks are:

  1. Kathy  at Kathy's Addictions
  2. Alee  at Aleejentaleighs
  3. Stacey  at pinksugarcre8s
Again thank you Ladies for this Honor!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tacky Tuesdays Challenge

I made this card for Tacky Tuesday over at Ruthie's
The challenge is to use the chick  from the simply charmed cartridge.
Once again I used paper from my scrap box, with the exception of the card base which is SU.
I cut the chick at 3-1/4 on the shadow feature so I could stamp the eyes using Peachy Keen's Wide Eye Kids stamp set. I inked around the chick and other paper using Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink, and added some white faux stitching.  The sentiment is from a Stamp of Life stamp set from last Easter,also you can't tell but I used an action wobble for the Chick!
I hope you check out Ruthie's blog and join the fun!!!!

Check out the previous post for the giveaway!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love is... Closed, I will anounce the winner in the morning

Like a butterfly.... it goes where it pleases & pleases where it goes.

Please read entire post, a surprise is waiting!!

I just love butterflies, dont you? They have a very special meaning to me...
I lost my Mom to Lung cancer, July 17, 2003. In losing her I also lost a part of myself, it'something that forever change you. She was a beautiful woman inside and out, she always put her Family first and rarely thought of herself, which to me was sad. She never complained about anything, I mean anything. I sure didn't  get that from her. ;)
The day we laid my Mom to rest , a butterfly as big as a tennis ball fluttered by and landed on her casket spray, and just rested there during the service. I remember hearing someone behind me gasp. After her funeral we all gathered at our home. We had lived there about 5 years and never before that day had I seen a butterfly in our backyard, as we all gathered on the patio, someone said something and I turned to see why they were all gathering around a bush. There rested on a branch,  a Butterfly identical to the one at the gravesite service. I felt a sense of calm come over me. In the difficult months ahead it seemed a butterfly presented itself to me at times I need reassurance most.
To this day when I see a  butterfly, may it be, real, a picture, on  a card ... I still feel that sense of calm, and a gentle reminder that she will always be with me!

I  just had a thought..... In Honor of my beloved Mom I'm going to make this post a giveway post too...  Ok, UPDATE....Here are the details on this challenge giveaway!
Make a card using buttterflies and post a link using the link button below,  then leave a comment below(include a way for me to notify you) and I will pick a winner on the 28th.
The prize will be a Give A Hoot Cricut cartridge, this cartridge is soooooooo cute!

All paper and ink used is from SU, the butterflies and sentiment and scalloped shape are also SU.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Stacey's having a GIVEAWAY!

    WOW!  Two post in one day, Im sure that's a record for me!

I made this card for a challenge over at  Stacey's blog, she is having a giveaway to so be sure to go over and check it out!
The challenge was to make a card using the colors, pink, green and black. Im happy to say that ALL the paper used was from my scrap bin. The cute little frog was cut at 2-3/4  from my paisely cartridge, I added some googly eyes and the sentiment was computer generated.
I hope you guys go over and welcome Stacey to Our blogging community!, Have a blessed day!

Happy Valentines Day!

Here is a card I made for my Husband , I just love the smiling hearts, don't you? All the products are stampin up, with the exception of the faces on the hearts, those are peachy keens stamps!

I joined SU and I must say I love all their product, a few of my favorites is their cardstock and ink, can't be beat in my opinion. :)