Friday, December 30, 2011


Hi Everyone - I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.  We sure did - Mom and Max came for a visit.  We had so much fun with them.  I think Max got even more spoiled while he was here - he forgot how to walk.  He was carried everywhere - HA!!!  Needless to say, he's precious!!  Here is a picture that Jacob took of Mamaw and Max during their visit:

Now isn't that the cutest picture of both of them??  Here's another revelation - while Mom was here, we didn't craft the whole time - we played with Jacob and Max!!  HA!!!

Since they left, I made some thank you cards using a free digi from Digital Delights by Louby Loo

  • I used the snowflake card on the Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year.  I cut the card at 5 x 7 size. 
  • I cut the patterned paper to 6 3/4" x 2 3/4". 
  • I then punched with the Martha Stewart Snowflake punch. 
  • I adhered the digi to green cardstock and popped in the center of the card. 
  • I used the negative of the snowflake cutout on the front of the card along with a snowflake embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all the comments and visits during the past year.  We hope that you will have a Happy New Year and that 2012 brings you peace and happiness.  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Cooking It Up With Katie - 1E - # 86 anything goes (til January)
Crafty Creations - #148 gratitude  (2nd wk)
Little Darlings Challenges - 2W, SIO - #14 cold
My Mum's Craft shop - 3E - #37 anything goes (til Jan 4)
Scrapbook Sisters - #66 anything goes  (2nd wk)
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - no glitter - Thank you cards
 Everybody-Art-Challenge - #173 Anything Goes Until 3rd Jan
Partytime Tuesdays - 3E (2E anything goes wk) - PTT #48 Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's -3E- SIO #95 Snowman With A Die Cut Week 2
Top Tip Tuesday - 3E - #66 Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
The Outlawz - Sentiment required - Anything Goes 
There She Goes - Thank You /Gratitude cards
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - 1E, SIO - Die Cuts or Punches (ends 1st Jan 2012)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2W - (2nd week) Anything Goes (ends 3rd Jan 2012) (+DT Call)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - SIO - Anything Goes (ends 4th Jan 2012)
DRS Designs - 1E, SIO - Snowflakes

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas To All Our Friends and Followers

Nativity Pictures, Images and Photos
We want to wish each of you a blessed Christmas.  We so appreciate each of you.  May the Peace, Joy and Love that was present that first Christmas night be with you throughout this Holiday Season.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy and Donna

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Hi Everyone!  Merry Christmas Eve, Eve, Eve, Eve, Eve, Eve!!!!!  I've been making gift tags and bags for Jacob's teachers and my boss.  I just love decorating gift bags - I think it adds that little extra touch that shows you care enough to take the time to create something nice for the person!!

As I said many times before, I HAVE THE BEST BOSS IN THE WORLD!!  I made her a basket full of goodies that she likes including gift card money!!  I made the gift tag for her basket using the Gingerbread Cartridges cutting at 4".

This next bag is for Jacob's Horizon Teacher, Mr. Landry.  For this gift bag I used Gingerbread again, I cut the candy cane at 4" and the tag at 3 1/4".  I found this little bag at Joann's tonight at 70% off - so I only paid 29 cents for it.  I just love a bargain.

The next bags I bought at Walmart for 97 cents each.  I cut a white rectangle at 5 1/4" x 4 1/4".  I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  I then cut a 4" snowman using Gingerbread and embossed it with the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  I cut tags for the bags at 3 1/2". 

I think they all turned out pretty!!  I'll be spreading Christmas Cheer all day tomorrow!!  Thanks for stopping by - we appreciate your visits and your comments.  Stay safe as you go out in the madness of Christmas shopping.  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Use a Tag

Today on Fantabulous Cricut (be sure to check out all the Design Team creations) the theme is to use a tag somewhere on our projects.  As you know there are a lot of cartridges with a tag feature.  I chose Damask Decor for my tag.

Card Recipe:
5"X6.5" Card Base
Background Paper - DCWV Shimmer Paper
Present and Sentiment - Yummy Imagine Cartridge cut at 5".
Tag - Damask Decor
Gem Flourish - Reflections from Michael's
Ribbon - the cut I used from the Yummy cartridge prints a bow but I thought it made the present look like a flower pot so I covered it with a bow.
Edge punched with Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edge Punch.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I know this is an extremely busy time of year, so your visits are especially meaningful.  Let us not forget in our hustle and bustle to remember why we celebrate this season, the Lord Jesus.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Sunday, December 18, 2011

WE HAVE A WINNER........................

That winner is Lori M.  who wrote.................
Reflections from Granny said...
I'm a follower and posted a note on my blog, keeping my fingers crossed our grandson (2) would love to make things with the cutouts and I'd be making him some cute tee-shirts. Just love your Nativity card, you always find the neatest shapes and designs. Blessings, hugs, and Merry Christmas, Lori m
 We would like to thank everyone who participated in our little giveaway.  We appreciate all of our followers and wish we could give each of you something.  However, our budgets won't allow us to do that.  LOL  Thanks again and God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Friday, December 16, 2011

Last Chance To Post For Our Giveaway

Today and Saturday will be the last two days before our giveaway ends.  We're giving away the Create A Critter cartridge to one of our followers.  We so appreciate your faithfulness and encouragement.  Please be sure to comment below if you're a follower.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Child Is Born - George, Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Hi Everyone – It’s been a long time since I posted something.  For my post for Digital Delights by Louby Loo, I chose to use the set, “A Child Is Born.”  The inspiration for my card came from the blog  Everyday Cricut. 

To form the cardbase, I used Cricut Craftroom and George to weld together the rounded triangle, rectangle, and squares.  I covered the cardbase with green cardstock.  I then printed off all the digis and cut them out. 

I adhered the sentiment to the front of the card, the 3 Wise Men to the middle layer of the card, and all the other digis to the center of the card.  During this time of year, we all need to remember the real reason for the season.  
Challenges for this card: 
Christmas Inspirations - must be Christmas - Folded card 
Come and Get It Challenges - Colours: Red, Green. Your Choice.
Gingerloft Winter OR Christmas 
One Stitch At A Time - SIO - Use a Digi  
Paper Sundaes - Anything Christmas  
The Squirrel and the Fox - Christmas   
Bunny Zoe's CraftsFancy Folds/Shaped Card   
Creative Stamp Friends -  Christmas
Crafty Boots - Christmas    
Hooked on Crafts - Christmas
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 
My Craft Spot - 1E - Christmas Shape Cards 
The Crazy Challenge - More than One Fold
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Christmas Image  
Victorine Originals - Christmas Colours
Partytime Tuesdays -  Red and Green Christmas

Thank you for stopping by today.  I’m like Mom – I think this will be my LAST Christmas card this year.  We appreciate your visits and your comments.  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Last Christmas Card

I think this is my last Christmas card (like I said I think).  

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - The Paper Studios Christmas Traditions
Christmas Bells - From Scandinavian Christmas Cards
The Noel is cut from the Cricut Christmas Solutions Cartridge
Pine cones are an embellishment from my stash.

 Thank you for visiting with us today.  Don't forget to look at the sidebar and click for our latest blog candy.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Monday, December 12, 2011

Santa's Village Imagine Cartridge Card #3

I made this card using a different background paper and just could not bring myself to like it.  So I took it apart and started over. 

Card Recipe:
Make card base smaller than you want your finished product to be.  Then cut Santa from Santa's Village Imagine Cartridge.  Place him so he extends over the edge of the top of the card.
Background Paper - DCWV The Christmas Combo Paper Stack
Gift and Teddy Bear - Santa's Village
Embellishment - Dec. 25th

Challenges for this card:
Creative Stamp Friends - Christmas
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges -Christmas 
Lollipop Crafts - Happy Holidays  
Paper Sundaes Anything Christmas

Crafty Emma -  #65 A Traditional Christmas
One Stop Craft - #161 Traditional Christmas Colours

This was another easy card.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm almost through with my Christmas cards so hopefully I'll have something else soon.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Santa's Village Imagine Cartridge Card # 2

I have loved Santa's Village since the first card I saw made with it.  I have a few more cards to make so I pulled it out.  The Imagine makes cards so easy to create.  

Card Recipe:

5"X6.5" card base
Santa's Village Imagine Cartridge - Santa Image cut at 3.5.  I cut 2 of them and stacked them with foam adhesive.
Background Paper - The Paper Studio Holly Jolly 8X11.5 Christmas Paper purchased at Hobby Lobby
Ribbon from Michael's.  

This card was very easy to make.  I have to tell myself easy is good.  My personality is such that if I don't spend hours on a card, I feel like I cheated.  Pitiful, aren't I?  LOL

Challenges for this card:
Come and Get It Challenges - Colours: Red, Green. Your Choice
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
Gingerloft Winter OR Christmas 
I Did It Creations - Santa`s Getting Ready 
Paper Sundaes Anything Christmas
The Squirrel & the Fox -  Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.  You mean the world to us.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Christmas Gift For One Of Our Followers

Welcome to our new followers and to those who have been with us for a longer time.  Donna and I really appreciate the support and encouragement given to us.  Even when we make something we don't feel is up to par, you're there to lend a sweet comment.  So since this is the season of giving, we're going to give a gift to one of you.  It is the Create A Critter cartridge.

All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment telling us what you would like to see on our blog next year.  If you would like to post this on your blog, that would be great but it's not a requirement to win.  We will announce the winner on Sunday, December 18.  Thank you in advance for your continued support.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #134 - Snowed In Snowman

This is my last post for Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for 2011.  I have enjoyed my time on the Design Team.  I hope you like this project with Priscilla's fun image. 
 Card Recipe:
5X6.5" Card Base
Background Paper - Christmas paper from my stash
Image - Priscillastyles' Snowed In Snowman
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch Around the Page Punch Set
Promarkers - 
Hat - Cool Grey 3 and Cool Grey 5
Nose - Pumpkin
Hands - Cocoa
Scarf - Royal, Poppy
Bird - Powder Blue, Cobalt Blue
Snow and Snowman highlighted with cool gray 1 and stickles

As always for Midnight Madness you have the choice of two different sketches.  Here are the sketches for MMSC#134.
 Clean and Simple
Challenges for this card:
ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas - anything goes 
Crafts and Me - #64 snow/snowflakes
Creative Belli -  #132 winter/Christmas
Divas by Design - #16 anything goes 
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #68 Merry Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes PLUS Glitter
Hooked on Crafts -  Winter Wonderland
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge -  Anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Snowflakes and Sparkles
 Whoopsi Daisy  -   Snowflakes
Thanks for coming by our blog.  We thoroughly enjoy your visits and comments.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Midnight Madness Challenge 133 - Catching Snowflakes

This week will be the last week we post on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for the year.  Priscilla is going to revamp the Design Team and her blogs for the new year.  Today's post is for MMSC #133

Card Recipe 
5X6.5" card base
Background paper is Christmas paper from my stash.
Image - Catching Snowflakes by Priscillastyles
Oval and Circle - Cut from George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge
Snowflake brads
Stickles - added to hat fur trim.
Promarkers uses-
Hat  - Pink Carnation, Fuschia, Lime Green, Pear Green
Hair - Buttercup, sunflower
Skin - Blush, Coral
Gloves - Pink Carnation, Fuschia
Sweater - Forest Green, Pine
Here are the sketches for this challenge.  As usual you can create it Clean and Simple or Fancy.  I hope you will join us at Midnight Madness today.
 Clean and Simple

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Sentiments  Snowflakes 
Create Me Pink Challenges - Christmas Colours (Red, green, silver and/or gold)
Creative Card Crew -  Tis The Season
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - #49 Snowflakes & Sparkle
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday -  #63 Let it Snow
Tuesday Throwdown - #77 Celebrate The Season

Thank you for dropping by today.  Pray for my sister.  She lost her husband Monday.  The funeral is tomorrow.  God's Grace is sufficient.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, December 5, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday - Present Time

Today at Fantabulous Cricut, the theme is Present Time.  My Design Team mates have created some outstanding projects.  My project is a card I made a few weeks ago.  I added a present to the original card.

I love the Imagine Cartridge Santa's Village.  It is loaded with vintage images.  Please visit this link for my original post and please visit Fantabulous Cricut to see all the creations of my team mates.  They are an incredibly talented group of women.

Thank you so much for visiting with us today.  Max has been keeping me busy.  It's like having a child in the house.  But he is so sweet.  It's funny how this dear little puppy has moved into the heart of someone who thought she didn't want an animal in the house.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Friday, December 2, 2011

I Have A New Guy In My Life

My life has been turned upside down the past two days.  I have shocked my family beyond belief and it's all because of the new guy in my life.  He is handsome, stylish and showers love on me unconditionally.  My brother introduced us and it was love at first sight.  His name is Max and he already has a special place in my heart.  Would you like to meet him.  Well, you will see why I'm so enamored.  Ladies & Gentlemen, may I present  Max.

Isn't he just adorable.  My brother rescued him from an owner who had tossed him out of the house into the cold and I took him in.  He was in pretty rough shape, so we spent the afternoon getting him groomed and visited the vet.  Now what has shocked my family so is that I have always said I did not want an animal in my house.  Now I have Max under foot all day long.  He follows me everywhere I go.  It's like having a child in the house.  He has disrupted my organized life.  But he's so sweet. 

Speaking of shocking my family, my grandson, Christopher, called me.  This was his opening lines, "Max, huh?  Is the world coming to an end?  What have you done with my grandmother?"  Donna and Jacob video called me last night so they could see him.  Jacob called me today and asked me when I was coming for Christmas so he could play with Max.  My son and especially my daughter in law are thrilled.  My son had asked me at Thanksgiving what kind of dog I wanted for Christmas.  I emphatically told him I did not want a dog.  Well the moral of this story is "Never say never."  LOL

Thanks for letting us share our little experience with you.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Skating Donita - Sophie Cricut Cartridge, Digital Delights

Hi Everyone - I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. I must say that my Mom put on a feast and it was all DELICIOUS!! I ate WAY tooooooo much but I don't get my Mom's good cooking that often!!

Wendy at Digital Delights has some new releases available today and I have to say that I love the digi that I used today from the new releases. My husband described it as "girly" which it totally is.

Card Recipe:

Card Base - SEI Wedding Elegance cardstock
Snow - white and silver cardstock embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder - torn edges
Pink Ribbon with snowflake ribbon brad
Scalloped Circle - cut with Cricut Expression at 4 1/2" using Sophie Cartridge
Digi - Skating Donita by Digital Delights at Louby Loo - colored with Promarkers
Grey Liquid Pearls used for dots on scalloped circle

Now how's that for girly? Mom did something today that I "NEVER" thought she would. She shocked our entire family!!! Come back tomorrow to find out what it is!!

Thanks for stopping by today - we appreciate all of you!!! Until another day, God Bless You!! Donna

Craft Your Passion - Tis the Season... (Anything Holiday or Winter related)
Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (1st week) Anything Goes (+Blog Hop) (both ends 11th Dec) Critter Sketch - Use an Digi Image from Digital Delight (ends 6th Dec)
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - 2E, SIO, (must use digi) - (2nd week) Christmas (ends 4th Dec)
Hooked on Crafts - 2W, SIO - (1st week) Winter Wonderland (ends 11th Dec)
Kaboodle Doodles - "Bundle Up for Winter"
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Pollycraft - SIO - Christmas Fun (ends 19th Dec
Squigglefly - SIO - Winter Wonderland
The Crazy Challenge - 2E - Stars and/or Snowflakes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - 2W, cards - (1st week) Pastel Christmas (ends 10th Dec)
The Ribbon Reel - 2W - (1st week) Anything Goes (ends 11th Dec)Victorine Originals - 2W, SIO - (1st week) Ribbon (ends 11th Dec) 
 Paper Sundaes - 3E, C10 - Winter Wonderland
The Ribbon Girls - 2W, Must use ribbon - (2nd week) Pink and White (ends 4th Dec)
Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C115 Card or Project with some sort of snow
One Stop Craft - #159 Christmas Faires
The Sweetest Thing - Sketch
Cooking It Up With Katie - 1E - # 86 anything goes (til January)Digistamps 4 Joy - 2W, SIO  - #33 Christmas, no animals
Divas by Design - 2E - #16 anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky - 1E, C10 - #101 Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - 3E, SIO - #42 anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - #61 Christmas  (2nd wk)
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Partytime Tuesdays - 3E (2E anything goes wk) - PTT #44 Anything Goes