Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jacob's Noun Town Project

Hello Everyone - I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving Holiday. Mine was quiet and the only thing that could have made it better is if my mom had been with us. We missed her company but she's coming to our house soon to stay for a while (if I have my way) and will be here for Christmas. YEAAAAAA!!

Well, I spent a good portion of my Thanksgiving holiday helping my son with a project for his 4th grade class. Every student in the class was given a building to make and when all the projects were completed and turned in, it would create a "NOUN TOWN!" Jacob's building to make was a Bank.

Jacob became very familiar with my cricut while doing this project. Here's how we made it:

We took a piece of foam board (18" x 18" per the instructions) and covered part of it with green foam for grass and the other part for the road and drive thru area. Then we started on the building which was really a shoe box to begin with. My husband built the roof out of foam board and I cut strips of black foam which Jacob used to layer onto the roof to make it look like shingles.

Jacob used the French Manor cartridge to cut out the windows, door. chairs, rug, Grandfather clock and table for the inside of the bank. He also cut out 3 chandeliers from the cartridge which we glued together for 3D effect and hung from the ceiling of the bank. He really didn't want to use this cartridge at first because he said it looked to girly. I told him that if he wanted these things in his bank, then he had to use this cartridge so he did. We pasted patterned cardstock on the walls for wallpaper, glued the chairs to the wall along with the clock. He cut out four tables which we folded in half and glued together to make it 3D. He then used the George cartridge to cut out the shutters and a circle for the table top. He also cut out yellow squares to go behind the windows to make it look like light was coming through the windows (his words).

The reason the combined project was called "Noun Town" is because Jacob had to label every noun on the outside and inside of the project. He called out the nouns while I typed them. Then we glued them on the project.

I think he did a really good job on his project with a little help from Mom and Dad. His teacher did say that it was okay for parents to HELP. Jacob has always questioned why I love to scrapbook and make cards so much - now that he's used my machine and it made his project so much easier to make, he loves it too. But still not as much as me - HA!!

Well, I know this was a lengthy post but while we were making the bank, Jacob asked me, "Mom, are you going to put my project on your blog?" When I told him, "Well, of course!" he had the biggest grin on his face and said, "I'm going to be famous!" He's a hoot!!

Well, thanks for stopping by and we hope you'll come again!! Until another day, God Bless You!! Donna

Great Job, Jacob.  You've always been famous to me.  Mamaw!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

French Horn Christmas Card

Christmas cards seem to be some of the easiest to make.  I don't know if it's because we have so many choices of art and supplies to work with or if it's just the inspiration of the season.  Maybe both. 

This is my last card as Guest Designer on Doodle Pantry Digital Stamps.  But it won't be the last card I make with Laurie's digis. 
For this card I chose the French Horn Digital image and of course I colored it with Promarkers.  The horn was colored with metallic gel pens; one gold and one light bronze for shading.  I highlighted the leaves bow and berries with stickles.  The background paper is from DCWV Four Seasons paper stack.  This particular stack has paper for every season, some very pretty paper.  It's on sale right now at Michael's for 50% off.  (Just a little enablement there)   I used Lacy Labels for the labels for the sentiment.  These were popped with foam adhesive dots. The original sentiment was black but I used Photoshop Elements to change it to red.  I did this one correctly.  If you will remember, I posted a card a while back where I had reversed the background instead of the sentiment.  Oh yes, on this card I cut out and colored two of the images and stacked them on top of each other using foam adhesive dots.  Love those little things.

Thanks for visiting with us today.  I hope your week will be great.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Let It Snow

This is a card I made for the Color Challenge at CDAC (Crafters' Digital Arts Center) sponsored by The Stamping Bee.  The challenge was to use the little Snowman image and to make a card using blue, grey and white. 
I colored the image with a metallic gel pen and Promarkers.  The paper is from a package of scrap Christmas paper I bought at Hobby Lobby for $2.99.  I love the shine of the white paper and embossed snowflakes of the blue.  I cut 2 in. squares and pasted them on grey shimmer paper.  I popped the snowman using foam adhesives and framed the squares with silver and blue trim.  The bling "Let It Snow" and snowflakes were some I picked at Michaels.  I don't know if my card will win but I enjoyed making it and that's what matters.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you'll visit again soon.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Friday, November 26, 2010

Ornamental Iron Gate Card

First off, did you notice our new look?  I really liked our other template better but we wanted two side bars for posting and couldn't find one that looked similar. The only thing, "our button" doesn't look like the blog now.  Help, Stacy.
Has anyone tried the Ornamental Iron cartridge?  It seems it is exclusive to Cricut Machine.  I made this card with it.  I think I could do  better on a second try.  I used Cricut Design Studio to do some welding.  The card is 5.5 X 5.5.  I used the window feature on page 52 to create the gate.  I cut each side at 2.75.  In CDS, I created the first panel, then copied it and flipped the image.  After that, I created the shadow.  Actually,  I didn't want a shadow.  I wanted it to fit behind the cutout section, so I cut it a bit smaller.  The vine on the outside is from Tie the Knot.  The flowers are cut from "Pretty Poppy" paper stack by Autumn Leaves. 
The inside message area is two arches ( 5.5" and 5"). I welded the window shadow feature and some shapes from George & Basic Shapes together to make the arches.  Welding just the window panels together would have created curved corners in the top and bottom of the cuts.  So by welding an oval to the top and a square to the bottom (where the two panels meet), there was a continuous flow of the shape I wanted to create.  I cut these from the same paper stack as the flowers on the front.  There is plenty of room to stamp a message or to write a personal message.

I hope this makes sense.  When I read back over it, I don't know.  I really need to get some video equipment for such things as this.  Thanks for visiting.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Thursday, November 25, 2010


WE HOPE ALL OF YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING.  We all have so much to be thankful for.  Thanks to all our followers for making this a good year of blogging. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Such A Sweet Award!!!!!!

What a wonderful way to start our day. We had a message in our comment section from Theresa at Scrappers Anonymous giving us this award.
I feel so blessed because Theresa is such a very talented lady. She is one of my favorite card makers. I have never seen anything she made that I didn't like. Be sure to visit her blog. You won't be disappointed. Thank you so much, Theresa.

Of course every award has a few rules. This one is no exception. So let's get on to them.

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded it to you.
2. Share 8 things about yourself.
  1. I am the mother of two wonderful children, a son, Brian and a daughter, Donna.
  2. Donna and I co-host this blog.
  3. I have 3 special grandsons, Christopher, Nathaniel and Jacob.
  4. I LOVE to make cards.  Statement # 8 applies to me, too.

    Hi Everyone - Mom said I had to answer four of the questions, so here goes
  5. I've been married for almost 24 years. We were married for 14 years before we had our son.
  6. I have a son named Jacob who's smile lights up my day.
  7. I have an obsession with all things paper and love to make cards and gifts for my friends and family.
  8. I'm pretty sure I'm obsessive compulsive because I stress so over my cards when I start to make them. I can spend hours just trying to decide on the paper. LOL (this one applies to both of us)
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers you have discovered. This was the hard part. There are so many. The ladies I have chosen are very talented. Please visit their blogs. You will love their creations.
  1. Tatiana at Created By Tatiana.
  2. Linda at All Scrapped Out
  3. Heather at Houses Built of Cards
  4. Sandy at Sandy From Ukia
  5. Brenda at Bren's Designs
  6. Penny at Light Whimsy
  7. Margie at Bella Bug Creations
  8. Sandi at Sandi's Added Touch
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about the award.

Thanks again Theresa at Scrappers Anonymous! We really appreciate the award. We especially love your visit and comment.

Thanks to everyone who visits. We hope you'll come back soon. God Bless You!!!! Peggy and Donna

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Ants-Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge

Laurie at Doodle Pantry Digistamps is sponsoring a sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketch Blog using some of her cute digistamps..  I created a card for the challenge using Laurie's "Holiday Ants".  This is a picture of all the elements of the stamp.  Isn't it adorable?

Promarkers were used to color these little buggers.  The card is 5 X 6.5 in.  The paper is Christmas Traditions by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.  The sketch calls for a scalloped border down the side.  I thought these little Christmas trees represented the scallop pretty well.  The ribbon is some I picked up at Michael's last year.
Hop on over to  Tuesday Morning Sketch and enter the challenge.

Thanks for being here today.  I hope you'll come back soon.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fuzzy Cupcakes

I have to confess the idea for this project was NOT mine.  I got the inspiration from the Everyday Cricut blog. These cupcakes were made using pairs of "fuzzy socks" purchased at Walmart for 2 pair for $3.00. I cut the cupcake wrapper from Cindy Loo cartridge at fit the page . Then per the instructions, I rolled the fuzzy socks together and wrapped a rubberband around them. I then placed the socks inside the cupcake wrapper and placed some pom poms on top!!

I think they turned out great and I so appreciate Everyday Cricut for the inspiration. Please come again tomorrow. Until. another day, Donna

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Something to Celebrate - Doodle Pantry Digi

I just love this little bird from Doodle Pantry. I decided to enter him in the sketch challenge over at Taylored Expressions this week.

I cut the card base to 6" x 12" and folded it in half. I cut a scalloped square with the Cindy Loo cartridge at 6". The plaid paper was cut at 2 1/2" x 4 1/4". The green embossed paper was cut at 4" x 4". I cut the bird out with the oval shape cutter by Fiskars and then cut another oval using Plantin Schoolbook at 2.75" x 3.75". I added dimension by using pop dots under the bird.

On the inside, I cut another 6" x 12" piece of cardstock in order to pop up the Happy Birthday which was cut from the Create A Critter cartridge. I made four 3" cuts and folded them out then attached the Happy Birthday.

Like I said, I just love this little bird. He makes me smile every time I see him!! I hope you have a good day and thank you for visiting with us. Until another day, God Bless! Donna

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Doodle Pantry New Releases

Laurie Wilson at Doodle Pantry Digistamps is releasing a new set of Digital Stamps today.  This is her second release for the month of November.  They are awesome.  If you like digistamps, you will love these.  She is also starting a new challenge on her challenge blog to coincide with this release.  Be sure to enter to win.  You could win a digi.
For my entry, I chose Huckleberries, one of the new releases.  Huckleberries look a lot like blueberries but this particular variety are almost black and their flower has a lot of dark red or burgundy in it.  I tried as best I could to capture the correct coloring.  The paper is DCWV Latte.  The corner punch I used on the labels is from Creative Memories.  The ribbon is Dashes, Dots & Checks from Michaels. 

I am enjoying my stent as Guest Designer on Doodle Pantry.  It has been a very pleasant experience.  All the Design Team and Laurie are such a talented group of ladies.  Thank you, ladies, for letting me play along. 

Thanks to our wonderful followers for stopping by.  We hope you have found some inspiration.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Friday, November 19, 2010

Give Thanks-BBTB2 Challenge

The challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2 this week is to create a card using the Give Thanks from the Thanksgiving cartridge.  I just got my cartridge this week so I wanted to play along.  The other project I wanted to do was an octagonal easel card.  I decided to combine the two.

I started by creating a cut file in Cricut Design Studio.   I know, I know.  I have a Gypsy but I let it intimidate me (one of these days I'm going to surprise all of you and say, "This is something I created with my Gypsy").  Anyway, I'm digressing again.  Heehee.  I used George and Basic Shapes for all my card shapes except the "Give Thanks" which is, of course, from Thanksgiving.  My finished card is 5 1/2" tall.
The Cornucopia and the inside sentiment are digistamps from Doodle Pantry.  I used Promarkers to color them.  The paper is from a stack of DCWV paper Donna and I shared and she has the name of it. I don't think you can see it but the green paper is flocked.  I cut the leaves from another sheet of the same stack.

I like my Promarkers more and more.  I was really pulling for my Donna to win the complete set of Promarkers Enfys from Going Buggy was giving away.   My Donna didn't win but Nana Donna did.  Isn't that funny?  We are so happy for you, Nana Donna.  You are so creative.  My Donna said, "Mom, I guess we need to be more specific next time which Donna we want to win."  LOL

Thanks for visiting our little section of the blogoshere..  We love your comments.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy 

 (If anyone wants the cut file send me your email address and I'll send it to you.)


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Reverse Color Card

I don't if that's the right terminology for this card.  I downloaded a coloring page from the internet.  I had read a tutorial on how to change the outline color of a digital image.  So I thought I would give it a try.  I was working on it in Photoshop Elements. My version is an old one but it does a lot more than I know how to do.  Any way, while I was working on it, I managed to reverse the colors.  The background became green instead of the outline.  I could have changed it but liked the way it looked.  I printed it out and decided to try one of the Promarker techniques Enfys Cashmore from Going Buggy had on her blog last week.  It was how to color white images with Promarkers.  You use very little color.  I tried it on the white flowers.
I made this card for my sister to give to someone who is ill.  I didn't have a cartridge that had Get Well Soon on it so I used the Thinking of You phrase on the Stamping cartridge.  I also cut the message frame from Stamping.  The background paper is Anna Griffin's Carolina Collection.  I used Martha Stewart's Scroll Lace punch to decorate the edges of the papers.  I hope this card will cheer this lady.

Thank you for visiting our blog today.  God Bless You!!  Peggy

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wishing You This Kind of Happy - Doodle Pantry Digi

Hello Everyone - it's been a while since I've posted anything on the blog. I was afraid my mom would fire me for being a bad blog partner. I've just been terribly busy lately with no time to sit in my "Happy Space!" Thankfully, I have a wonderful blog partner who carried on wonderfully without any help from me!! My partner's not just a wonderful mom, but she is VERY talented!!

I made this card for a friend of mine that will be having a birthday soon. I downloaded this digi stamp from Doodle Pantry Digi Stamps (love them) and colored it with the help of my Mom. She's a good tutor!! I cut the blue cardstock at 6" x 12" and scored it at 3" and 9" and folded it to make a gate fold card. I used a Martha Stewart Punch (I really think that Martha should give me a discount as many of these punches that I've purchased.) I used the Lacy Labels cartridge to cut the frames. I used the Flower 7 option on this cartridge.

I think this little birdie is about the cutest little bird that I've seen and he makes me smile every time I look at him!! Well, I hope you found some inspiration today and that you'll come back to visit soon!! Invite your friends to come play with us too!! Until another day, God Bless!! Donna

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sweet Cocoa-Blog Hop Win

First let me say, "Welcome to all our new Followers and thank you to those who have been with us since we began in July.  We are approaching our 200 followers mark and we are blown away by these blessings.  We could not make it without you.
I would like you to meet Sweet Cocoa.  Isn't he the cutest little thing.  I won this digital stamp from the Sweet & Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop.  Deborah at With A Stamp And A Song contacted me Saturday with the news I had won.  Of course, I had to make a card with him.  I embossed my card with the Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder.  I added blue accents, ribbon and snowflake brads.  A simple card.

Donna will be back with us soon.  She has been been very busy at work.  She and two other ladies at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga have been very busy, in addition to their jobs, rehearsing and making a Christmas CD as a fundraiser for their Foundation.  They hope to fund another mobile health unit for outreach to the community.  She is trying to catch up on her work by taking it home with her.  I miss her cheerful creations.  I'm very proud of her.  She's so talented in a lot of areas. 

Thank you for visiting us today.  We appreciate it.  God Bless You!!  Peggy

Saturday, November 13, 2010

There's A Blog Hop Coming

We're so excited to announce a little surprise to all our followers and to everyone who is just stopping by.  We have been asked to participate in a Blog Hop Dec. 11 - 13.  The name of it is "ALL THAT GLITTERS".  It's going to be a fun time.  It is hosted by MelissaMade and the Cricut Couple.  There are some awesome designers participating in this hop.  There will be prizes along the way also.  So please mark your calendars because you will want to participate in this fun event.  You will not be disappointed.  More details will be coming later

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Birdie

This is my second offering as Guest Designer on Doodle Pantry Digis.  Laurie Wilson designs some awesome digital images.  She also has a group on Crafters Digital Art Center.  You can  learn about her challenges and other discussions on this site. 
This little bird is one of my favorite digis.  Laurie has drawn him in all kinds of situations.  This one is called "ChristmasBirdie".  After coloring him with my Promarkers and Glitter Gel Pens, I framed him with a scalloped circle cut with the Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge.  The paper is from Hobby Lobby.  The Christmas tree brads are Spare Parts.  I attached the framed image to the card with pop dots.
Thank you for swinging by today.  I hope you find some inspirations for your creativity.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My First Easel Card

I have seen so many easel cards on blogs and the Cricut Message Board, I thought I would like to make one.  The card was easy enough to put together but my A type personality kicked in when trying to decide how to decorate it.  I can spend a huge amount of time trying to decide what paper, embellishments, etc.  Any suggestions on how to cure this malady?  LOL
I decided to use Create a Critter since I have never used it.  I love butterflies so I chose the butterfly(page 64) and the flowers(page 47) to add cheer to my card.  They are adorable.  The paper is DCWV Citrus.  I added some small butterflies punched with an EK Success punch. 

I wasn't sure about decorating the panel behind the easel but I chose to add "Wish you a"  and a few embellishments to lead into my inside message of "perfect day."
Thank you for letting me ramble about this card today.  Create a Critter is a very cute cartridge.  Thanks for visiting.  God bless you!! Peggy

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Need A Hug???

Wonderful news.  The newlyweds are back home.  Parents, grandparents, and family are breathing easier.  Christopher said he was never leaving the US again.  They are so happy to be on US soil.  Thanks everyone for your prayers.

For my card today I've used a freebie from Doodle Pantry.  Laurie is having a challenge on her blog. She has a special  image you can get free by participating in the challenge.  So be sure and visit today.
I made this card at 4.5" X 6.5".  The paper is Mirabelle by The Paper Studio.  I bought the small stack which is perfect for covering cards, cutting frames and embellishments.  The frame is cut at 5.75"X3.25" using Ashlyn's Alphabet Cricut Cartridge.  It's the perfect size to fit around the bunny.  I layered the frame for dimension. I colored  the bunny with Promarkers and shadowed around him with green chalk.  The ribbon is DCWV.  I added buttons for interest.  I hope you will participate in the challenge at Doodle Pantry.  If you've been interested in trying digital stamps, this is a great opportunity.

Thank you for visiting our blog.  We love comments.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, November 8, 2010

And The WINNER Is...............

The winning comment is....................

"I was receiving daily emails until my e-mail account was hacked and I deleted all of my contacts for awhile. So glad I've found you again. You truly are an inspiration. Thanks for a chance to win."

and it was made by...............................


Dreama if you will send me an email with your address in it, I will get your Elegant Cakes cartridge out to you.  I hope you enjoy it and thank you for being a faithful follower.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our little giveaway.  I'm sorry we couldn't give everyone of you something.  We appreciate you so much.  You make our efforts worth while. 

I was at Donna's house this weekend and we worked on some things for a blog hop we're participating in on Dec. 11-13.  Be sure and mark your calendars.  This is going to be fun.  More details later.  Thanks for visiting.  God Bless You!  Peggy

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thank You To Our Followers

Donna and I are so thankful for our followers.  You make our efforts worthwhile.  Since November is the month of Thanksgiving we have decided to show our thanks with some blog candy.  While we were in Virginia, we purchased the Elegant Cakes cartridge.  We liked it so well, we got one to give away.  This cartridge can be used with the Cricut. 

This blog candy is exclusively for our followers.  So if you're a follower, please leave a comment on this post (only once please).  We will keep it open until Monday, Nov. 8.  On Monday, we will use Random.org to choose the winner.  So let's get started, leave a comment.  BTW, leave a way for us to contact you.

Scroll down for later posts.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Do You Think We Have Attitude??????

Stacy at Love That Bug thinks we do. She passed this award on to us. Thanks so much, Stacy. We feel honored.
 Stacy has the cutest blog. She's been invaded by monkeys. She has great tutorials and ideas. Be sure to visit her blog and get to know her. Just click on her blog name above. She is a generous individual and always ready to help if you have a question. She created our blog button for us when we first started in July. Thanks again, Stacy.
To accept this award we have to list 3 things that make us/our blog different, and to pass it on to 5 additional bloggers.

Hmmmm let me think..........

1. First off, we are a Mother/Daughter team who love working together even though we're over 200 miles apart.

2. We have our own Guardian Angel who watches over us and our blog.

3. We feel the name of our blog is special because we do experience God's grace new everyday. It's only by His Grace that we can do anything.

Now the hard part, we must pass this on to 5 other blogs. We wish we could give it to everyone but there are "RULES". LOL

1. Samantha @ SamanthaJDesigns
2. Brenda @ BrensDesigns
3. Grace @ GraceNotes4Today
4. Giselle@ CrossMyHeartPapercrafts
5. ScrapCrazzy @ TYTYExplores
Please be sure and visit these ladies and look at their blogs. I'm sure you will find inspiration.

Thank you again Stacy, you are so sweet! Thank you everyone for your visits. God Bless You. Peggy and Donna.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I Am Chosen To Be Guest Designer at Doodle Pantry for November

I received an email from Laurie Wilson at Doodle Pantry DigiStamps saying I had been chosen to be guest designer for November.  I feel so honored.  I'm a big fan of Laurie's digital stamps.  On November 6 a new challenge will start on Laurie's blog.  All you have to do is use a Doodle Pantry image for the challenge.  You will get the featured image for free AND be entered to win the big prize.  So please play along with us.  If you've been wanting to try digital stamps, this is your opportunity.

For my first post in November, I chose Laurie's Ibis Bird.  I looked up Ibis Birds on the internet and found they come in several different color pallettes.  When I first looked at the image I got from Doodle Pantry, in my mind I saw a white bird and there are some that are mostly white.  But I found there is a Scarlet Ibis so I chose this one to color.
My card is 5"X5".  I colored the image using Promarkers.  I hope one day to make a video showing how I use them.  I cut the image and punched around it with a new Martha Stewart Punch called Cherish.  I love how it looks like paper piercing.  The sentiment is also part of the digital image.  Laurie has a tutorial on her blog showing how to combine two images in MS Word. I saw this after I had completed my card.  I could have combined the two and not covered up part of my image.  However, I popped the greeting for dimension.  I love the way it turned out.  I hope we can inspire you to try digital stamping.  It has become a favorite of mine and Donna's.

Thanks for visiting our blog.  Please tell your friends about us.  Don't forget Laurie's challenge tomorrow.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Elegant Cakes Celebrate Card

Donna and I are presently offering the Elegant Cakes Cartridge as blog candy.  I wanted to make another card using it. 
 I had purchased a small stack of Simply Elegant paper by The Paper Studio.  So I decided to put the two together.  My card is an A2 size.  I chose two different papers and added them to my card front.  I tied a ribbon around them before I adhered them to the card.  I cut the flower using Elegant Cakes and another gold colored paper.  I believe the sizes were 2 3/4", 2 1/2" and 2 1/4".  I cut between the flower petals a little deeper because I wanted my flower to curl out more.  I curled the petals with a round pencil, adhered them together and then inserted a black and gold brad.  This is a simple card but sometimes the paper you use makes the card and you don't need a lot of embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by.  We love your visits and comments.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

4th Grade Classroom Door - Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone - I put up the November door decoration for Jacob's classroom yesterday . His teacher loved it. The theme this month was Thanksgiving of course!! I used a LOT of Cricut cartridges on this door but I think it turned out pretty good.

Words - Plantin
Leaves and Trees - Stretch Your Imagination
Wheelbarrow - Walk In My Garden
Pumpkins - Paper Dolls and Create A Critter
Fence - Paper Dolls
Border - Plantin and Stretch Your Imagination
Grass - Plantin

An update on the Door Decoration Contest from last month - well, I'm sorry to say that my door didn't win. But it only lost by one vote so that's pretty good!! Maybe next time!!

Thanks for visiting!! If you're a follower, please make sure that you're entered in the contest for the blog candy. We so appreciate everyone that visits with us each day. Until another day, God Bless!! Donna

Update on Christopher and Stephanie

We heard from a radio station reporting on the conditions, everyone at the resort are okay.  They have water, food and electricity from a generator.  It was beautiful there today and everyone was lying on the beach waiting until they can get to the airport.  Hopefully they will get home this weekend.  Thanks for your prayers.  Peggy 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Feel Better Soon

Remember the newlyweds?  They flew to St. Lucia last Monday for their honeymoon.  Last night St. Lucia was hit with a category 2 hurricane.  We have heard nothing from them since Saturday.  The parents have tried all day.  My son called the International Red Cross tonight and gave all their information to them.  Hopefully we will hear something soon.  Please say a prayer for them.

I made this card today for a friend who found out recently she has stage 4 cancer.  I think you know how much I hate this disease.
Martha Stewart has a lot of new punches.  Of course, I had to have a couple of them.  I used the Wild Flowers Deep Punch Around The Page Punch on the top layer of this card.  On the plaid paper, I used a Fiskars Emboss Plus Corner Punch.  The flowers were made from a digital image I won from Crafty Ann's Digi Shop.  The sentiment was cut from the Lyrical Letters cartridge.
The message section of the inside of the card duplicated the colors of the outside.  The edges were inked with orchid colored ink.  I used another Martha Stewart punch (Lattice Heart Deep Edge) for the border.

Thank you for your comments and visits.  We love to read the comments.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy