Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

Charles Schulz

Good morning!
I hope every one is having a great week so far!

Today is the start of a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door

This weeks Sponsor is Oak Pond Creations.
You have got to check out her Etsy shop ... she does the cutest images!
My husband turns 50 this month and when I saw this adorable Digital Stamp Fox I knew he was what I wanted to use!... I love him and plan on using this one again!
I printed him on colored DP and fussy cut him out.
I added some pink to his ears, colored his nose black and added paper glaze.

SIZE: 5 x 7
Card stock - Stampin up!
Digi printed on DP from DCWV
Sentiment from Double D Rubber Stamps
Prismacolor pencil (Added some pink to his ears & blackened his nose)
Aleen's Paper Glaze (Added to his nose)
Tag punch from Stampin Up!
Flower punch from EK Success
Prima Flowers

Rhinestones and yellow gingham DP from my stash

Sister Act Card Challenge #53 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #128 - Anything Goes

Monday, April 21, 2014

Nominated for a Liebster Award

Gratitude is the music of the heart,
when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness.

Author Unknown

WOW! Talk about an unexpected honor!
I just received an email from Sandi Huggett that she nominated me and my blog for a Liebster Award.
For those of you who do not know what this award is, it is for blogs that have less that 300 followers and is a fun way to introduce your blog and artwork to others and, hopefully increase your following.
Sandi, Thank you so much. I am so honored that you thought enough of my work to put my name in the hat for this award!

Please stop by her blog Sandi Samples as she is a fantastic digi artist.

She has a few questions for me to answer

What or who was your inspiration to start crafting?
My Mom - when I was growing up she was always doing something creative. Sewing, ceramics, lost wax, crochet... the list goes on.

What is your favorite crafting item?
Wow - what a tough question but if I have to pick something it would be my Big Shot and embossing folders. Yes - technically that's two, but they kinda go hand in hand!

What is your favorite time of the day to craft?
I'm kinda of a night owl, so after everything calms down, it's my way of relaxing.

What is your favorite style of crafting?
As much as I love other styles mine tends to be Clean and Simple.

How much time do you spend crafting each day?
Not as much as I would like!

Do you have a favorite craft store?
Hobby Lobby

What is your favorite food?
Toss up between Mexican and Sushi

What do you do to relieve stress?
Depends really on what has me stressed, but a nice cold beer or class of wine is a good start!

If you could only choose three craft items to make a card what would they
My Big Shot, an embossing folder and an ink pad

What other hobbies do you have?
I have many hobbies, but next in line after paper crafts in crochet. But I also like to hike, read, shoot and just be lazy (does that count as a hobby?)

What do you do when you are not in the craft room?
I work full time in Aerospace. I am a wife, mother, daughter - so I tend to keep busy doing something!

I would like to nominate 

The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award 

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:
1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. provide 11 random facts about yourself.
5. nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
6. create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
7. list these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

Easter card for my Daughter

Bunnies are cuddly
The large and the small
But I like chocolate ones
The best of them all.

~Author Unknown

Good morning!
I made this Easter card for my daughter based on this card from Cherished by Design

Size 5 x 7

Card stock from Stampin Up!
DP from DCWV (I think)
Chalk from Stampin Up!
Marvy 3" Circle punch
"Bit of Paisley" EF from Cuttlebug
Heart Print die from Paper Trey Ink
Googlie eye from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday: The Outlawz Clean & Simple Challenge

Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal.  It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown.

Author unknown, as quoted in the Lewiston Tribune

Good morning!
Grace unto you as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior. May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Today is Easter Sunday!  Show us, in CAS style, what Easter means to you and perhaps you might share a brief happy Easter memory with us.

Easter has always been a happy time for my family, whether it was the Easter egg hunts with the kids when they were little or sharing dinner with family and friends. I love everything from the chocolate bunnies to hearing the story of Jesus's return from the grave to remind us that we too, can find everlasting life if we believe in him.

Here is my card 

Size A2
Glossy card stock from Expedex
Image "Dainty Daisies" from Great Impressions
Sentiment from Stampin Up! "Never Ending Joy"
Ink used to color daisies from Stampin Up!
Bling on small flowers (hard to see in the picture) from The Paper Studio

Looking forward to seeing your CAS Easter creations and hear your stories!

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$15.00 GC to the store
$20.00 Gift Certificate
20 Sheets of Cryogen Paper
3 free images
3 Prizes, with 3 digis each of your choice!
 $10 Gift Certificate

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Cards

Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing.

Albert Laighton

Good morning
Another card from a set I made for Easter!

Size A2

Card stock from Stampin Up!
DP: Wonderland from ADT
Sentiment from American Art Stamps
Fiskers Border Punch "Eyelet Lace"
Ribbon and Sequin Flower from my stash

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Card Drive

Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/ Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.

On my right sidebar is a donate button and this LINK will take you to the blog set up for Lauryn. This is where the card drive starts. Please check out all the wonderful cards made for Lauryn and her family.

Here is the card I will be sending!

Size: A2
Card stock from Stampin Up!
DP from DCWV (I think)
Sentiment from The Angel Company "Trendy Greetings"
Ribbon from my stash
Cuttlebug EF "Swiss Dots"

Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door

Accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields....

Khalil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923

Good Morning Reminder

Today is the start of  the weekly "Anything Goes" Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door.
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Team "A" has created some beautiful cards and projects for your inspiration.
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