Saturday, July 12, 2008

Taylor's Thallenge

This is my take on Taylor's Cupcake Challenge for this week. The sketch and her blog are here: This is always great challenges, and if you have never entered you should. The Cp is from CTMH and the DP is from Junkitz. It is the Teresa Collins Shabby Chic Collection. I have had this paper for sometime. The eyelets are from CTMH-Baby Pink. The ric rac ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment and image are from My Favorite Things, and is called Hey Cupcake!!

There are lots of blog candy give aways out there in blogland today. I am going to list some links, and ya'll go see: Ying Pang's blog Spiral Whisper's blog Donalda's blog Andrea's blog Maria's blog

Ya'll go see and join in the fun!! Be safe, be happy, be healthy and God bless ya'll!!

Blog Hopping

Hey ya'll!! I have been lost at work all week, and this is the first day I have had to create or talk. With vacations and pregnancies, I may never get my weekly day offs again until winter. No really, I see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it does not shine until mid August!! It's ok in some ways though because most of this work is overtime!! Great vacation money.

Back to the important things--as ya'll know, I am on the design challenge team of Nina's Purple Fairie Paper Crafts The above card was the July challenge. She sent us a stamp from her store and teh challenge was to use a quilting technique. This was mine. The cardstock is from Bazzill and the designer paper is from Pink Paislee's Spring collection. The stamp is Purple Fairie's Star Quilt. The sentiment and faux stitching is from CTMH's Simple Stitches. Ribbon is mine from my stash. Technique used is paper piecing. This was so much fun to do!!

While blog hopping this morning and sipping my coffee (I slept in!!) I found the neatest blog. The artwork is fantastic and the creativity is awesome. Not only that, she is offering blog candy now that rocks!! Her name is Maya Please go see. You will be glad you did. I believe this is one of the best blogs I have seen in a while. I am going to start creating and finish my coffee. Take care. Be safe, be happy, be healthy and God bless ya'll!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

iheart2stamp challenge-070508

This is my entry for the Sketch for You to Try at The stamp is one I received this week from Lisbet at Scrapmagasinet She was having blog candy and I won. This stamp line is so cute. It is called the Rakle Collection and there are lots of stamps. Go take a look at the cute creations she has as well as the stamps. The cardstock and designer paper are CTMH. The brads are a long time item of mine and I have no idea where I got them. The sentiment is printed on the computer, and the flower is from Petaloo. Layering and paper piecing are the techniques I used.

I am really trying to catch up on lots of things I have neglected this weekend. I was given an award this week from Bev at "All the Things I Love" but I am not computer savvy and my big kids are out of town so I cannot get the award symbol to tranfer to my blog. It was "The Brilliante Weblog Premio 2008" award and I was so honored to be chosen by her for this. I am to nominate 7 more people, but until I can show the award, I think it best to wait.

My encouragement for today is:

"Creativity is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God"-- ---Bob Moawad

I found two new blogs this week and I want ya'll to go look and let them know how well they are doing. The first is Christie's It is awesome. The next is Ya'll stop by and comment and give them encouragement. Comments are always a good incentive booster and can get those artist juices flowing.

I have a few more challenges to complete and I will see ya'll back this week. As always---be safe, be happy, be healthy--hug those you love, an extra hug or two won't hurt--and the most important, God Bless Ya'll!!!

Great Blog Candy!!

While blog hopping this am before going to work, I came across a wonderful blog with great candy. This is the link to the candy:
She has great artwork and this candy is sthe bomb!! She is giving away a Magnolia stamp as well as a great altered book to keep your images in and images also. Go check it out!! God bless ya'll!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Catch Up Time!!

I have been trying to find the time to thank all these people for the wonderful RAK's I received on Bella RAK Day last month. These cards are great!! The one with the horse and tag was received from Donna and it was about Florida. Thanks Donna. I am heading your way in about 2 1/2 weeks. The Beach Bella was from Melissa and it was all about Louisiana. My hubby will be your way in about 1 month. He works there about 1/2 the year. Thank you!! The Wineabella card is from Denise and it was all about Indiana. Hopefully, I will make it there someday. Thanks!! The last card was Javabella and it was from Mary and all about Montana. My oldest son has been there and said it was absolutely gorgeous. Hope I make that trip someday also. Thank you for thinking of me!! Due to the increase cost of gas and everything else, a lot of family vacations have been cancelled this year, so an idea was made on Bellaholics Anonymouse to send RAK's showcasing your state. Lots of the girls did it and everyone enjoyed all the wonderful cards and postcards along with descriptions of important places. Really good idea!!!
The Shopabella card is one I received from Jen as a PIF. Her blog is : I entered her Pay It Forward contest and she picked me as one of the people to receive her gifts. The idea is to receive, then post on your blog and pick 3 and you PIF them. So, I will pick 3 people who comment on this post and they will receive some goodies from me. I received some great stamped images!! They were by Stampin Bella and House Mouse. Please comment so you have the chance to win. I have some great things ready to go out.
Hope everyone had a great 4th. I ended up working, but my family was able to do the fun things. Take care. Be happy, be healthy, be safe, and God bless ya'll!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

OCC Challenge-6/28/2008

Our Creative Corner has a weekly challenge they issue on Saturdays. Last weeks challenge was to use Basic Grey paper on your card. This is my entry. The card base is white cardstock. The designer paper is "Two Scoops" from Basic Grey. The ribbon is from Papertrey Ink, and the stamp set is an old one from Stampin Up. It is called "Sweet Herbs". The image and sentiment are from this set. The image is colored with CTMH markers. Oh yea, the bauble is from Stampin Bella. Hope you enjoy!! I am on my way to the grocery store. I will see ya'll later. Take care. Be healthy, happy, safe, and God bless ya'll!!!!