Thursday, September 17, 2009

Priscilla's Midness Madness Giveaway Rocks!

This is my newest creation - Whimsical Wonder. I found the paper, purchased the digi from Bee Crafty, went to create with my wonderful friend, Val, who had the matching flowers and had printed out the Midness Madness Challenge #19. It all came together so well that it was just "meant to be"! BTW - you need to check out Val's creation on her blog - You'll love hers too! Don't forget to check out Priscilla's Midnight Madness blog - priscillastyles -her latest giveaway is almost too good to be true! And, trust me, I am keeping my fingers crossed that I win it (although there are so many wonderful stampers who have entered as well that I really don't have a chance lol!)!

That's all for now - thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Gracie's on my mind - and on my card!

This was my creation for a challenge that I found last night - Shirleys2Girls , presented by SNR- free digi to use in the challenge. Of course, I had to make a leaf shaped card out of a paper bag, which I wrinkled and then sponged the edges. I then colored Gracie with markers and sponged in the background. I used Stickles on the leaves - wish they showed up better because they really do add sparkle! I popped up the image with dimensionals and used stick on decorations for the corners. I think she's adorable and plan to use her again and again! I'm loving digis as they can be sized according to your card or project - what did I ever do before they came into my life? A really fun challenge - thanks for all the girls who helped me through this one! You all are great!

Friday, September 11, 2009

This card is For The Birds!

Found this challenge #47 on the Cuttlebug Spot and just couldn't resist using this cute crow from Sweet & Sassy Stamps Digital collection. I love Fall and it's hard to get enough of it in Florida! Mr. Crow will keep me smiling though, and I hope he does the same for all those who receive cards that I've made using him!

Goodbye (for now) to a dear friend

Our wonderful houseguest, Lindsey, has left to return home to Spokane, Washington. Her mom and sister flew in last weekend, enjoyed their whirlwind tour of town and the beach, and then packed up all Lindsey's stuff for the long trip across the country. They left Tuesday morning. It was one of those happy/sad times for me. Happy, because we were blessed to have Lindsey become a part of our family for several months, and sad because we won't be seeing her for some time. I made her this card to share how we feel about her and how much she impacted our life. Our prayers will be with her as she seeks God's Perfect Plan for her life. Lindsey, you can count on this - YOU WILL BE MISSED!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Memory Books for a Special Cause

My dear mom-in-law belongs to her local Grange Club. She has asked me to help her with a project that the club is doing - making memory books to give to children who are in Foster Care. These will hopefully help them preserve some special memories and give them a connection to their childhood as they grow up. It was with great pleasure that I covered these books and then decided to have another friend help me do a little something extra - make pages for them to use! They're ready to go in the mail so I thought I'd include a few photos on my blog!