Monday, February 28, 2011

Gardenia Birthday Card

It's time for another challenge on NettieG's Digital Gems Challenge Blog.  It's a sketch challenge.  I know you'll enjoy it.  Be sure to click on the above link and check out what the Design Team did for inspiration.  This is my card.

Card Recipe:
5X6.5" card base
Background Paper - Green and Yellow Cardstock.
Nettie G's Gardenia Digital Image
Frame cut  from Lacy Labels Cricut cartridge.
Cuttlebug, Kassie's Brocade and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folders to emboss background papers.
Ribbon - from Hobby Lobby
Promarkers Used
Gardenia - Ivory, Soft Lime
Leaves - Bright Green, Pine, Holly

 May I show you the first card I created using this digital image.  My brain wasn't in gear so I forgot I was supposed to use the sketch until I was ready to send it.  LOL Oh well, I've got another card to add to  my stash for when I need to send one.  The card recipe is the same except the frame came from Home Decor - cut at 5.25 X 4".

Thanks for stopping by today.  May your week be blessed and everything run smoothly.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Butterfly & Thistle - Theodore & Tulip

Sundays are going to be new release days on Heart Song Designs so I will be posting Leah's new images on Sundays while I'm on her Design Team.  Today's images are Butterfly and Thistle and Theodore & Tulip.  I played with them and these are the cards I came up with.

Butterfly & Thistle card recipe:
A2 card base
Background paper - DCWV Ciao Bella
Yellow paper framing image and from which butterflies were made is DCWV Textures & Finishes
Butterflies cut from Indie Art Cartridge at 1.5 and 1.25
Crystal Bling for Butterflies
Promarkers Used:
Thistle - Pink Carnation, Fuschia
Greenery - Tea Green, Grey Green
Butterfly - Buttercup, Ivory, Umber

Theodore and Tulip card Recipe
A2 card base
Background Paper - Plaid is DCWV Nana's Kitchen - Floral is DCWV Glitter Stack - Solid is The Paper Studio's So So Sweet
Cuttlebug to emboss the solid paper behind Theodore.
Martha Stewart Pansy Punch Around the Page Punches
Promarkers Used
Theordore - Cool Gray 1, Pale Pink
Tulip - Lipstick Red, Berry, Bright Green, Forest Green

These are Leah's images:

Be sure to go over to Heart Song Designs Store and also the Inspiration Blog.  Check out what the DT has been up to.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope this is the best Sunday of your life.  God Bless You!!!Peggy

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sugar Nellie's Joy

I thought I would give Enfy's Promarker challenge just one last shot.  I found these beautiful digital stamps online.  I fell in love with them and just had to color one for this competition.  Promarkers make it so easy to blend colors.

Card Recipe:
5X6.5 Card Base
Pink Gingham Paper by the Paper Studio
Green Gingham Digital Paper
Joy Digital Image by Sugar Nellie
Frame cut out  - Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge
Heritage Cuttlebug Folder - emboss Frame
Martha Stewart Punch - Daisy Dot Edge Punch
Ribbon, Bling
Promarkers Used:
Face - Ivory, Satin, Blossom
Lips - Sunkissed Pink
Hair - Gold, Buttercup, Tulip Yellow
Clothes - Meadow Green, Apple

Thank you for taking a look at my card.  I hope you find some inspiration to try something new.  God Bless Each One!!!!  Peggy

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Berry Good Friend Card

I have seen some lovely stitching on a lot of cards.  Since I used to sew, I decided to try it.  This is my first card with stitching.  I'd probably do a lot more if I didn't have to go out to the garage to use my sewing machine.  Down-sizing has it's drawbacks.

Card Recipe:

5X6.5 Card
Background Paper, Strawberries & Sentiment - Digital Images from Doodle Pantry Digis.
Stickles - Stardust 
Promarkers Used.
Strawberries - Lipstick Red, Berry Red
Leaves - Lush Green, Pine, Bright Green
Flowers - Cool Grey 1, Yellow, Soft Lime

Thank you for stopping by today.  We hope you will come back tomorrow.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rainbow Scene

Hi Everyone.  It's my time to post on Heart Song Inspiration Blog.  For my card, I chose the Rainbow Scene.   As I was coloring it, I got to thinking about how God made a promise to Noah after the flood.  He promised He would never destroy the world again by flood.  I also thought of all the other promises in the Bible that He has made to us, His children.  So Leah's little Rainbow Scene became a source of inspiration for my little card and I hope for you as well.

Card Recipe:

A2 Card
Yellow Glitter Background Paper
Yellow Gingham Digi Paper from Doodle Pantry
Rainbow Scene Digital Image from Heart Song Designs Shop.
Mini Flower and Butterfly Brads
Sentiment is computer generated
Promarkers used:
Rainbow - Soft Lime, Soft Peach, Orange, Lipstick Red, Emerald, True Blue, Purple
Trees - Tan, Cocoa, Forest Green, Pine, Lime Green
Sky - Powder Blue

Thank you for your support.  God Bless You!!  Peggy

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Hi Everyone - I made this card to enter into two challenges by using the sketch from Unscripted Sketches and the color scheme on  The digi and the background papers are products from Doodle Pantry Digi Stamps.  This bird never fails to make me smile. 

I hope he makes you smile too!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Going Buggy Contest Entries

Enfys Cashmore from Going Buggy is sponsoring a contest featuring PromarkersThere will be 5 cards chosen to be displayed by Letraset at craft fairs, etc.  I made these cards to enter in this competition.  I used digi stamps from Bugaboo Digi Stamps - these stamps seem to have the same quirky sense of humor that I do. 

The Promarkers that were used to color these cards were:

Hair - Yellow, Canary
Bow, Earrings, Dress - Powder Blue, Denim Blue
Cupcake - Cocktail Pink, Pale Pink, Purple, Amethyst
Shoes - Cool Grey 5, Cool Grey 4
Lips & Cherry - Red
Skin - Almond, Satin
Outline - Cool Grey 2, Coll Grey 1
Stickles - Diamond
Martha Stewart Punch - Heart Lace

For the next card, I used:

Cupcake - Cocktail Pink, Pale Pin, Purple, Amethyst
Chicken - Yellow, Canary
Hat - Purple, Amethyst
Gifts - Pastel Green, Mint Green, Denim Blue, Powder Blue
Beak - Pumpkin
Cherry - Red
Outline - Cool Grey 2, Cool Grey 1
Stickles - Diamond

I hope you like.  Thanks for stopping by and we hope you'll come back.  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Monday, February 21, 2011

Water Lily Card

This is another card I think I will enter in Enfys Cashmore's Promarker Competition.  That is if more than one entry is allowed.  

This card I made using a blue scrap of paper that a scalloped circle had been cut out of and a digital image by Leah Cornelius of Heart Song Designs.  I believe the blue scalloped circle was on the card I posted yesterday.  Don't you love finding a use for scraps?

Card Recipe:
5X6.5 card
4.5X6 Blue Shimmer paper with Scalloped Circle cut out using the Bloom cartridge
Background paper for the circle - KandCo. Terri Conrad Sweet Life Paper Stack
Digital Image - Heart Song Designs Water Lily
Butterfly - Recollections Boutique Fleur Gemstone Butterflies from Michael's
Promarkers used:
Waterlily - Baby Pink, Cerise, Yellow
Lily Pad - Pear Green, Moss Green, Lime Green

Thanks for visiting us today.  I hope your week will be peaceful and fruitful.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Butterfly Fancy Birthday Card

This is the day the Lord hath made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Today is new release day at Heart Song Designs.  These are the digital images Leah will be releasing today.  Why don't you swing over and take a look at her store.  Click on Heart Song Designs above.

This is a card I  made with the pre-colored one.My new granddaughter in law is having a birthday Wednesday so I made it for her.

Card Supplies:
5X6.5 card base
Background Paper - Anna Griffin Carolina Collection - I love this paper.  It's so girly
Scalloped Circles cut with the Bloom Cartridge - 3.75 & 4.0
Ribbon - Michaels
Pop Dots for the circles.

Thanks for looking at this post.  Be sure to scroll down and look at Donna's adorable candy box.  We both had to post something today so I tried to wait until hers had been up a while.  However, I don't want you to miss hers.  I love it.  God Bless YOU!!!  Peggy


Hi Everyone - I decided I would try something new when I received this new digi from Laurie at Doodle Pantry Digi Stamps.  I decided that I would make something that would hold candy. 

I used Design Studio and the cartridges George and Create A Critter to cut the horseshoe shape  at 6 x 7.  I then cut 2 strips of blue paper, scored it at 3/4 inch on both sides.  I then glue the strip of blue paper between the two horseshoe forms.

I then cut the horseshoe out again using the Digi Paper designed by Laurie Wilson at Doodle Pantry and adhered it to the front of the candy holder.  I then colored the sheep sitting on a horseshoe with the following Promarkers:

Horseshoe:  Sunflower, Gold
Sheep:  Blush, Satin, Pale Pink, Cool Grey 2, Cool Grey 3

I then popped the digi.  The sentiment is a digi stamp from Doodle Pantry.  

Thanks for visiting and we hope you send your friends our way!  Have a good Sunday.  Make sure you visit the Doodle Pantry website - you'll be glad you did!!  Until another day,  God Bless You!  Donna 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thank You To My Val-Pal

Jacob, Donna's son, sent me a valentine.  The special thing about it, he bought me a gift certificate from Michael's with his own money.  On the inside he wrote, "Will you be my Val-Pal?  I love you."  Is that not cool?  Made my heart sing.  I made this card for him.  It's a very simple card but I think he will like it.

I cut the robot from the Robotz cartridge I got at Michael's for $9.99.  Then adhered it to foil paper.  The sentiment is computer generated.  It says, "Earthling, what you did was special.  Thank You."  

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a happy weekend.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Friday, February 18, 2011

BEST OF LUCK - Doodle Pantry Digi Stamp

Hi Everyone - HAPPY FRIDAY!!  I made this card using one of the new digi stamps drawn by Laurie Wilson over at  I'm a guest designer for Doodle Pantry this month and I must say that I've totally enjoyed myself.  I love all of Laurie's images so please go take a look around her store.  I guarantee you will find something that you can't live without!

For my card, I used Cricut Design Studio and using the Designer's Calendar cartridge, I welded two clover images together in order to make it into a card.  I cut the card at 6 1/2 x 5 1/2.  I then cut two smaller clovers in patterned paper.  I colored the digi using the following Promarkers:

Clover - Pine, Forest Green, Pear Green
Ant - Walnut, Cocoa

I popped the digi to make it show up more dimensional.  The sentiment "Best of Luck" is also from Doodle Pantry. 

Thank you for visiting our blog and we hope you'll come again tomorrow.  We love visitors and we love comments.  Have a good day, a good weekend, and a Happy President's Day!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Going Buggy Contest Entry

Enfys Cashmore from Going Buggy is sponsoring a contest featuring PromarkersThere will be 5 cards chosen to be displayed by Letraset at craft fairs, etc.  I made this card to enter in this competition.  I didn't put a sentiment on it as it could be used for several different occasions. 

Card Recipe:
5X7 Card base
Background Paper - DCWV Mariposa Paper Stack
Digital Images from Heart Song Designs-Butterfly Duet, Carnation, Morning Glorys, Daffodils, Anemone Flower
Pebbles Chalk - used to tone the brightness of the paper the digis were printed on.
Promarkers used:
Daffodil - Peach, Mandarin, Sunflower, Buttercup, Soft Lime
     Leaves - Pine, Forest Green, Emerald
Morning Glorys - Magenta, Violet, Lilac, Baby Pink
     Leaves - Soft Green, Tea Green, Grey Green
Anemone Flower - Midnight Blue, China Blue, Cornflower
     Center of Flower - Petrol Blue, Cornflower, China Blue
     Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest Green, Emerald
Carnation - Rose Pink, Baby Pink
     Leaves - Soft Green, Tea Green, Grey Green
Butterfly - Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Almond, Putty

Thank you for visiting with us today.  I hope you'll come back soon.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Best Friend Blogger Award

Is this not the sweetest thing?  Bobby and Jill, the Cricut Couple, created this award and gave it to all of the blogs that were in our last blog hop, "For The Love of Everyone Blog Hop."  This couple is so talented and have won so many awards and contest they have probably lost count.  We are definitely blessed to have them as blogging friends.

The only requirement is to pass on the love.  So I would like to pass this on to:

Stacy at Love That Bug. When we were first setting up our blog and getting started, Stacy voluntarily made us a button for our followers to grab and post on their blogs.  She didn't have to do this but this just shows how thoughtful and special she is.  Thank you, Stacy.

Joy at Purtty PaperzWhenever we post anything on the Cricut Message Board, Joy always leaves an encouraging message to us.  She is extremely talented and posts some of the loveliest cards.

Please visit these ladies blogs and leave them some love.  You won't go wrong following them.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Card Sets/Another Blog Award

My hairdresser asked me to make her 25 Thank You cards.  She must have a lot of people to thank.  I decided to make them in sets. All the cards are A2 size.

 Supplies Used:
     DCWV  Mango Frost Paper Stack and Cardstock
     Labels cut from the Preserves Cricut Cartridge
     Martha Stewart Punches
     Small Flowers
     Thank You Stamp

This set was made using:
     DCWV Black Currant Paper Stack
     Thank Yous, Shadows and borders cut from Paper Lace Cricut
 This set was made using:
     DCWV Mariposa Paper Stack and Cardstock
     Labels cut from Stamping Cricut cartridge
     Butterflies from KayandCo. Wild Saffron Embellishments
     Martha Stewart Punches

This set can be used for a man as well.  I used the following:
     DCWV Denim Paper Stack
     Corner punches 

Now for another Blog Award.

ScrapCrazyyyy  awarded us the Liebster Blog Award. Thank you, ScrapCrazyyyy.  I wish I knew her real name.  I don't like calling anyone crazy.  LOL

The Liebster Award is given to people with talent you admire but you feel they do not get the recognition they deserve.  The requirements are to award it to 3 more bloggers.  Here they are (in no particular order). Please check out these talented ladies and follow their blogs.

 Larelyn at Handmade from My Heart
Ruby at Ruby's Impressions
 Shelly at Shell's Space

Thank you for stopping by for a visit today.  I hope you can find something you can use in your crafting.  God Bless You !! Peggy

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Hi Everyone - I recently received the February issue of the CARDS magazine.  One of the articles showed how to make paper roses so I thought I would try to make a few flowers to go on some Valentine's gifts for Jacob's teachers.

1.  Cut 8 - 8 petal flowers at 3" using the Bloom Cricut Lite Cartridge.

2.  I cut the flowers according to the instruction in the book - an example of all the cut flowers is shown.  The first flower was cut between the middle of two petals to the middle of the flower.

3.  I then glued all the flowers together

4.  Once the flowers had dried, I snipped the point on the bottom of each flower.

5.  Then starting with the biggest flower, paste the flowers, one on top of the other. 

I then cut hearts at 4" from the Love Struck Cartridge and adhered them to the front of the bag.  I stamped the sentiment and adhered to the bag and attached another flower. 

I covered Hershey Nuggets with 3" strips of paper and put them in 3" cellophane bag. I cut labels at 4" and 3 1/2" with the Preserves Cartridge and stapled the labels and bags together. 

I hope Jacob's teachers enjoy their gifts as much I enjoyed making them. Thank you for visiting with us.  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna 

Monday, February 14, 2011

OUR WINNER and An Award

Thank you all for your sweet comments on our projects.  We had fun making them.  You are so encouraging.  We wish we could give everyone of you a prize.  However, since we only have one to give......., 

Love That Bug said...
Peggy, What a great card, I love all the glitter Hugs Stacy
Stacy if you will email your address to us we will get your Cindy Loo cartridge in the mail to you.  Congratulations on winning.

Also, we would like to show you a new award that Grace of Gracenotes For Today has created.   She so graciously sent us this award.   Isn't it lovely?

Rules of Award Acceptance 
  1. Right-click on the award and save it to your desktop for use when you add it to your blog.
  2. Choose FIVE (5) worthy recipients and list them. Next to their blog name, give ONE reason why you think their blog is special. What catches your eye about them? What do you love?
  3. On your blog page, list 5 things about yourself. Include at least one thing you enjoy about your craft.
One small request. It's not a rule, but Grace would very much appreciate a link back to her blog attached to the award badge when you display it on your site (after choosing all five of your faves). Thanks so much!

Grace has kept the requirements few and simple so that people will not feel it is a chore to accept the award. It is meant to be fun and encouraging! But since there are only five recipients each time, select them thoughtfully and carefully.
A Thing of Beauty ~ Award

And now, here is my list of FIVE recipients for this special award. In no particular order, they are:
  1. Purtty Papers Joy always has a delightful colour scheme and beautiful cards.
  2. She's A Sassy Lady Sheila always has something exciting going on at her site.  She's so informative.
  3. Paper Blossoms A very clean and attractive looking blog.
  4. Glenda's Cards Glenda makes beautiful cards.
  5. Amazing Grace Gorgeous layouts and other lovely paper crafts.
It was hard to make just one comment about each of the above blogs. Please take a few minutes to visit each of these recipients' blogs. You'll find inspiration there, for sure!

 Five Things About Me
  1. I love Spring time.  I love to see the landscape take on new life.
  2. I enjoy gardening and watching flowers grow.
  3. I used to sing in a trio with my husband and my son.
  4. I would like to see more research done to find a cure for the rare forms of cancer.
  5. What I love about cardmaking is that my mind can wander into another world where there are no worries. 
Thank you, Grace, for this special award.  God Bless You All!! Peggy

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Hi Everyone and Welcome to Day #2 of our Valentine Blog Hop.  I know you have enjoyed a lot of wonderful projects on your journey.  We have a wonderful sponsor, Thirty-one Gifts for the major prize.   A storage tote with embroidery will be given away by one of the stops on the hop.  I can't tell you which one so you will want to visit each blog and leave a comment on each one.  There are prizes all along the way.  Mom and I are giving away the Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge (love it).  You must be a follower and leave a comment below.

For my project, I decided to make a card for my husband for Valentine's Day.  The inspiration for this card was the song  - Give Me A Little Kiss!!  Just typing those words makes the song start playing through my mind.

Card Recipe

I covered a 5 x 7 cardbase with black glitter paper. 

I then covered the black glitter paper with Valentine Heart diecut paper. 

Using the Indie Art Cartridge, I cut the lips in the following sizes:

Black Glitter - 6"
White Glitter - 5 1/2"
Red Glitter - 5"

I glued all layers together and then popped them. 

I typed the sentiment then printed it in red then popped it.

I typed "Will Ya Huh?" as the sentiment for the inside.  You probably already guess that though.

I think my hubby will get a kick out of this card.  Most of the cards I give him are on the cutesy side so I think he'll really like this one!!  Thank you for participating in our hop and we hope you're enjoying your journey.  Below is the list of all the blogs you need to visit.  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see who wins the prize.  Click on the Next button to visit Jennifer and Summer at The Cricut Diaries.  God Bless You!! Peggy

She's A Sassy Lady 
Thunderbirdlindy by Design
Nana Donna's Card Dreams
Okielady's Scrap N'More_bug
Just Yolie, Just Create
Gaby Creates
Daily Grace Creations-you are here
The Cricut Diaries
The Cricut Couple

Saturday, February 12, 2011

For The Love Of Everyone

Welcome to our Valentine Blog Hop.  I know you have enjoyed a lot of wonderful projects on your journey.  We have a wonderful sponsor, Thirty-one Gifts for the major prize.   A storage tote with embroidery will be given away by one of the stops on the hop.  I can't tell you which one so you will want to visit each blog and leave a comment on each one.  There are prizes all along the way.  Donna & I are giving away the Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge.  You must be a follower and leave a comment below.

Since we first started talking about our Valentine Blog Hop, I've given a lot of consideration as to what I would make.  I decided to make a shadow box for my children.  This is the end result before inserting it in the shadow box.
The top photo is a picture of me and my husband when we got married.  I was 16 and he was 19.  We always said we grew up with our children because we were children when we got married.  The bottom photo was taken the Christmas before he passed in March, 2010.

Instructions for the elements included below.

Background Paper - KayandCo. Smitten Paper Stack
Red Flower
Leaves - Ashlyn's Alphabet Cricut Cartridge
Flourish - cut from White glitter paper with Ashlyn's Alphabet at 5X2.5"
Flower - Cut with Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge from Red Glitter Paper.  Cuts are from 3.25" to 1.5" decreasing .25" each cut.  I used Key 31 for my flower.  Roll petals around round pencil to curve.
Rhinestone for the center.
 White Flowers
Leaves - Mother's Day Bouquet
Flourish - Purchased Flourish - Michael's
Flowers - Cut with Mother's Day Bouquet - Key 7
     Large - Cut 2.25 to 1.25 - decreasing .25 each cut.
     Medium - Cut 1.75 to 1" - decreasing .25 each cut.
     Small - Cut 1.5" to 1" - decreasing .25 each cut.
True Love - cut from Tie the Knot - Red Glitter Paper

This is a list of all the blogs you need to visit.  Be sure to come back tomorrow. Donna will have a treat for you.  Click on the Next button to visit Jennifer and Summer at The Cricut Diaries.  God Bless You!! Peggy

She's A Sassy Lady 
Thunderbirdlindy by Design
Nana Donna's Card Dreams
Okielady's Scrap N'More_bug
Just Yolie, Just Create
Gaby Creates
Daily Grace Creations-you are here
The Cricut Diaries
The Cricut Couple

Friday, February 11, 2011

For The Love Of Everyone Blog Hop

Just to remind you, don't forget about the Valentine Blog Hop.  It's happening February 12 & 13 beginning at 7:00am each morning.  There will prizes all along the way with one blog giving a storage tote from Thirty-One Gifts.  Be sure to join us. Please scroll down for new posts.

Grandmom's Love

I'm sure we will all agree, there is something special about the love between grandparents and grandchildren.  For one thing, there is not that responsibility of having day to day care of them so we can just spoil them and send them home.  I think this card speaks volumes.  Can't you just see the adoration in that little girl's eyes.

This card I'm going to give to a grandmother who has a granddaughter for Valentine's Day.  All my grands are boys.

Card Recipe:
A2 card - 5.5"X4.25"
Background Paper - KayandCo. Smittern
Accent is from a Cricut Cartridge.  I cut it sometime back and had it in my scraps.
Digital Image is by NettieG's Digital Gems
Flora Doodles Flowers
Promarkers Used:
Hair - Cool Grey 2, Blender, Cool Grey 5
Shirt - Cool Aqua, Duck Eggy
Skin - Satin, Blush, Sunkissed Pink
Lips - Sunkissed Pink
Glasses - Sakura Metallic Silver Gel Pen (Not Promarker)
Shirt - Baby Pink, Sunkissed Pink
Pants - Pastel Blue, Denim
Skin - Ivory, Satin
Lips - Sunkissed Pink
Eyes - Powder Blue
Hair - Putty, Tan, Canary
Book - Almond, Putty, Apple Green, Amethyst

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have a good weekend.  Don't forget about our blog hop starting tomorrow morning at 7:00am.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Antique Tea Cup

For my sixteenth birthday, my mother gave me a tea cup.  I thought it was pretty and have held onto it through all these years and all our moves.  This is what it looks like.  It's an antique now just like me.  LOL

When I came across this digital image from Heart Song Designs, I knew I had to make a card with it.  You can see it's not exactly like my tea cup but close enough to remind me of it.  I like how the card came out.

Card Recipe:
5X7 card
Background Paper - DCWV Ciao Bella-which means "Hello Beautiful
Digital Image from Heart Song Designs.  Click on the link to see/purchase.  Leah has some cute images and is trying to raise money for a worthy cause.
Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge for the Flowers and Leaves.  I cut the leaves at 1" and went over them with a stylus to get them to pop a bit.  The bigger flower was cut at 1 1/2", 1 1/4" and 1".  The smaller flowers were cut at 1 1/4", 1" and .75".  I curled the petals up, glued them together and added purple bling.
Ribbon - mine is from the Dollar bin at Michael's.
Purple ink to ink edges of circle the image is on.
Scallop circle cut at 4 in. from the Bloom Cricut Cartridge
Promarkers used to color digital image:
Cup Handles and rims - Sakura Metallic Gold Gel Pen
Roses - Lavender, Purple
Leaves - Apple
Scrolls - Meadow Green
Teacup/Saucer - Primrose, Soft Lime, Cool Grey1

Thanks for looking at a bit of my history today.  Goodness, that makes me feel old.  But I'm not.  Jacob told me the last time he was here that I was like a 20 year old so I'm sticking with him.  LOL.  God Bless You All.  Peggy

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Another New Doodle Pantry Digi

Hi Everyone - I made this card using a new release from the "Only God" collection by Laurie Wilson of the Doodle Pantry website.  I covered the cardbase with DCWV Black Currant paper.  I cut two scalloped ovals using A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge at 6 1/2" and 6".  I then cut the silhouette using the same cartridge at 5 1/2"  which I popped on the card.  I then print the sentiment and popped it at the bottom of the card.  I simply love all the sentiments that are offered in this collection.  Please visit Laurie's website and have a look around - I'm sure you'll find something you'll like to buy. 

Thanks for visiting our blog.  Have a good day!!  God Bless You!! Donna

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I Have Such A Sweet Blog Partner(Daughter)

Isn't this card lovely?  Donna sent it to me Friday in honor of her Dad's and my wedding anniversary, my first without him.  

The card is special but the poem she wrote on the inside is more special.  I want to post it for you, if you will allow me.

Just as you will never
forget your one true love,
I know that Daddy is watching
over you from up above!
The love you had was 
special and true,
A kind of love that
touched everyone you knew!
My heart and thoughts 
are with you on what 
was your wedding day, 
Sending you lots of love 
and hugs from far away!
Thank you for the example
of what true love should be,
A love that will never die
And will be waiting for you
when again Daddy you see!!

Thank you for allowing me to thank my wonderful daughter here.  She's a very special lady.  God Bless You!!!!!  Peggy

Hi Everyone - Mom told me that I had to give my "card recipe" for this card but there really wasn't a recipe.  I simply covered the card with DCWV Black Currant paper, tied a ribbon, and put some flowers and bling on the front.  I used a Doodle Pantry digi for the sentiment on the front. 

You may get tired of hearing about my Daddy, but I sincerely hope not!  He was a VERY special man and my parents had a special kind of relationship.  The kind that most people wish for!!  My parents would have been married 51 years on February 5th and we all miss him terribly!!  Like I said, we hope you don't tire of hearing about him as we started our blog in honor of him!! 

Thank you for visiting and we hope you'll come back again tomorrow!!  Leave us a comment if you see something you like!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna


Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Anniversary - Nettie G's Image

My sister and her husband celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary yesterday.  Her husband had a stroke in November, 2009.  He has been confined to a wheelchair since.  He can't get out and buy her a card so I try to make him one when he needs one.  He didn't ask me this year because he knew I was dealing with issues of my own anniversary without my husband.  However, I had received this image from Nettie G. for posting today, so I thought I could kill two birds with one stone.  This is the card I made.

Card Recipe:
5X6.5" card
Background Paper - KayandCo. Smitten Paper Stack
Ribbon - from Hobby Lobby
Flora Doodles Flowers - Hobby Lobby
Chalk - for background of heart to lessen intensity of white
Happy Anniversary - $1 stamp from Michaels
Promarkers Used to color digistamp

Heart - Black, Rose Pink, Cerise

This is the inside of the card.  I signed the card for Charles.  

Thank you for visiting us today.  We love your comments.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Sunday, February 6, 2011

We Have A Winner!!!!!

Thank you for the great response to our giveaway.  I truly wish I had something to give everyone of you.  You are the greatest and your comments are so encouraging.  You are such lovely, creative and talented people.  We are so blessed.  Okay Okay I'll get to the winner.  Drum Roll Please.................................

Charlotte Cornett said...

Love your blog!! It is such an inspiration to me, thanks for everything you do!

Congratulations,Charlotte, please contact us with your information so we can get your prize to you.  We will wait 3 days before we choose someone else.  Thanks.  God Bless You!!  Peggy

Thanks everyone for entering our giveaway - we so appreciate all your comments and your encouragement.  Mom and I have so much fun with our blog and we appreciate all of you. 

Charlotte, congratulations on your win!!  We will get your prize to you as soon  as we receive your address.  I hope you'll send us a picture of something that you make with this cartridge.

Have a great day everyone!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

WOW!! We're Almost To 275 Followers

I would never have thought when we started our blog in July 2010 that we would have this many followers in 7 months.  Plus we have almost 21,500 visits.  We are so thankful for our followers, we are going to offer a prize to you.  This is what we're giving away.  We hope we're not breaking any Cricut rules by giving away an exclusive Cricut Circle cartridge.  However, we have no use for a dance cartridge and we would rather someone who has brought joy to us have it.

This is strictly for our followers.  So, if you're a follower or wish to become a follower, leave a message below this post ( please comment only one time).  If you have a blog, we would appreciate it if you would post it on your blog and link it back here.  Be sure to leave a way for us to contact you if you win.  We will leave this post up until Saturday at 6:00 pm. We will announce our winner on Sunday.  Please scroll down for newer posts.

Thank you for your support.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy and Donna