Monday, January 31, 2011

Quilted Heart for JenLee

This card was created for today's challenge at Nettie G's Digital Gems.  Nettie created this stamp for JenLee, a digital artist who just happens to make belly dancer costumes also (along with any number of other crafts).  She lives in Durban, South Africa.  The Quilted Heart is Nettie's design.  I added 2 more stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps to my card.

Card Recipe:
5X6.5" card base
Background paper to coordinate with the colors you use on your digital images. 
Rick Rack or Ribbon
Computer generated sentiment.  You could use a stamp if you so desire.

Promarkers used:
Heart -
Squares w/Flowers - Almond, Canary, Cerise
Squares w/Stripes - Pale Pink, Maroon
Squares w/dots - Blush, Fuschia
Squares w/x's - Pink Carnation
Bow - Fuschia
Hearts - Fuschia
Ruffle - Almond, Putty
Spools - Putty, Sunkissed Pink, Pink Carnation, Fuschia, Rose Pink
Pin Cushion - Lipstick Red, Berry Red, Emerald
Pins - Silver & Gold Metallic Gel Pens, Lipstick Red, Canary, French Navy, Emerald

Thank you so much for stopping by.  We love having you.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Mistake Card

Thursday I posted a card made for the CDAC Sketch Challenge sponsored by Nettie G's Digital Gems.  I used a sketch provided by Nettie G for that card.  She sent us this information a while back so when I got ready to create my card I totally forgot that I was supposed to use the sketch.  So I colored the digital image and made what I thought was a pretty card.  Just when I completed it, it dawned on me, "I was supposed to use Nettie's sketch.  This is my mistake card.

Card Recipe:

5X7 Card
Cardstock - Pink to cover card, Lime green for scallop frame
 Digital Image from Nettie G (follow this link to get the digi free)
Mini-Monograms Cricut Cartridge for Scalloped Frame
Making Memories Self Adhesive Fabric Tape
Small Flowers
I-Rock Accents
White Pen for faux stitching around frame
Promarkers Used:
Gown -Lime Green, Turquoise, Pale Pink, Sunkissed Pink
Skin - Almond, Putty - Skin Highlight - Sunkissed Pink
Hair - Gold, Tulip Yellow
Lips - Baby Pink
Eyes - Apple Green
Nails - Dusky Pink

I know we all have made boo boo's.  I've just got another card to send.  Thanks for looking.  Have a great weekend.  Check back Monday for my weekly Nettie G post.  God Bless You.  Peggy

Friday, January 28, 2011

My Favorites Cards That Mom Made

Hi Everyone - you need to go pour yourself a cup of coffee and be prepared to sit for a while and read because I have a feeling that this will be a long post.  I've been so busy this week taking care of Jacob who has been terribly sick with bronchitis that I haven't had a chance to craft.  No crafty for Donna makes Donna a not so happy camper.  But I am glad to report that Jacob is feeling better each day - he didn't like being sick but he did like being out of school this week per his doctor's recommendation.

Now on to my post.  Mom and I decided that we would pick our favorite cards that the other made throughout the past six months since we started this blog.  As I was looking back over the months, it made me realize that Mom and I have been pretty busy.  It also made me realize just how talented my Mom really is at her craft!!

Mom and I had been making cards for a long time before we started this blog.  So some of these cards were made prior to the start of our blog.  The card that I picked as my favorite for July is the birthday card that my Mom gave to my dad for his birthday in August of 2009.  This card was my Daddy made over - he LOVED to be outside and when he was out there, he always had his wheelbarrow out.  He loved to plant flowers and watch them grow.

Now for August - Mom made this card for a sketch challenge.  She gave it to her grandson, Christopher and his fiancee (now wife) Stephanie at one of their bridal showers.  I personally think it's gorgeous.

On to September's card - When I was a little girl, I would come home from school and my mom would have made me a new dress to wear to church on Sunday.  I was the best dressed little girl at church - my mom could sew so good that you could not tell that my clothes were homemade!!  She even made my sister-in-law's wedding dress when my brother got married.  Told you she was talented!! 
Sew (ha - play on words) Mom made this card and entered it in the Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge in September.  Well, she won!!  YEA!!!  I thought it was kinda ironic that she won a contest featuring something that she also does so well!!

October - Mom entered this card in a challenge on the Cricut Couple's blog.  The requirement was to post a card that you had made for someone you loved.  Well, there was NO ONE that my Mom loved more in this world than my Daddy.  She made this card for him in January of 2010 for their 50th Wedding Anniversary that was on February 5th.  As many of you know, my Daddy died on March 5th, 2010 - one month to the day after their anniversary!! When my mom gave my Daddy this card, we were all crying!  Daddy was our biggest fan and loved getting our homemade cards.  He always thought there was nothing like them!! 

Well, now I warned you that this post was going to be long, but I didn't warn you that you might need a kleenex too - SORRY about that!!  We're almost done - on to November!

Something that my Mom and I always loved to do together was color.  Now Mom has discovered the art of coloring digi stamps.  She has served as a Guest Designer on the Doodle Pantry blog.  This card was created with one of Laurie Wilson's digis from Doodle Pantry.  I personally love this little bird.  I've used him on several cards myself and he makes me smile every time I see him!!

Now last but not least,  December!!  Because of Mom's wonderful talent in card making and coloring digi stamps, she was asked to be on the Design Team for Nettie G's digi stamps.  This was one of the cards that she made as part of the Design Team - it's lovely and helps remind us of the true meaning of Christmas!! 

Well, I hope you have enjoyed viewing my favorite cards made by my blog partner, best friend, and Mom!!  As you have seen, she's not only a great Mom but a very talented crafter!!  Love you, MOM!!!!

Thank you so much for visiting with us again today!!  If you enjoyed viewing my favorites of my Mom's card, please send her some HUGS!!  One can never have too many hugs!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Allison - CDAC Sketch Challenge

NettieG's Digital Gems is sponsoring the sketch challenge 16 at CDAC this week and next.  The digital image is free for the taking.  Just click on this link and go to the challenges.  There are several.  I know you will enjoy them.  This is the card I made for this challenge.

Card Recipe -

5X6.5 Card base
Background Paper - Basic Grey Blush
Flowers to match bg paper
Oval Frames from Calligraphy Cartridge cut at 2 different sizes depending on the size of stamp.
Chalk to highlight background of image
Sentiment - Stamp
Sentiment Ovals from George and Basic Shapes Cartridge
Promarkers used:
Gown -Lime Green, Turquoise, Pale Pink, Sunkissed Pink
Skin - Almond, Putty - Skin Highlight - Sunkissed Pink
Hair - Gold, Tulip Yellow
Lips - Baby Pink
Eyes - Apple Green
Nails - Dusky Pink

I hope you will join us in this challenge on CDAC.  This is a fun image to do. Thanks for looking at our blog.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Favorite Cards Donna Made In 2010

I have visited a few blogs that have posted their favorite cards for the year.  We didn't start our blog until July of 2010 but I wanted to display my favorites of the cards Donna made.  She's a talented lady and a super Mom.  She's going to share her favorites of my cards on another day, probably Friday. 

For July I chose Hoots Birthday Is It

August - Pink Chandelier Card

September - Happy Day

October - A Thank You Card
November - 4th Grade Classroom Door - Just couldn't not post one of these wonderful displays.

December - Oh Happy Day Snowman

As you can see she is multi-talented and she is a great enabler.  I tell her it's her fault I have so much "stuff".  She's a wonderful daughter and I love her tremendously. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Leave Donna some love.  God Bless You!!  Peggy

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Brother!

My brother has a birthday this week.  Everyone needs a brother like him.  When it snowed, he called me, my sister and all my aunts and uncles to see if any of us needed anything.  He is a very thoughtful person.  This is the card I made for him.

Card Recipe:

5X6.5" card
DCWV Denim Paper Stack
Doodle Pantry Card Topper Digital Image
I-Rock Metal Accents
Metal Brads for pocket
Happy Birthday from Create-A-Critter Cartridge
Inside of card:
Frame from Stamping cartridge cut at 4.75X6.25".  I framed my message with it.
Boot from Just Because Cards-inside decoration

Thanks for visiting us today.  We would appreciate you saying a prayer for Jacob, Donna's son and my grandson.  Donna had to take him to the doctor today.  They gave him 2 breathing treatments in the Dr. office.  The doctor prescribed an antibiotic, prednisone, and breathing treatments at home.  Poor child will be bouncing off the wall.  Thanks for your prayers.  God Bless You!! Peggy

Monday, January 24, 2011


Time once again for the Elizabeth Fashion Show at NettieG's Challenge Blog.  We were only required to dress Elizabeth in one of three outfits fit for a lady of the 1910 era.  I liked all three outfits so I decided on a sister theme.  My sentiment says, "Sisters are different flowers from the same garden."  How true is that?  You can have 5 siblings from the same family and each one will be different.  That being said, I would like to introduce you to Elizabeth and her two sisters.

Card Recipe:

Card - 5X6.5"
Background paper - DCWV Lace and Linen Paper Stack
Lace, Pearls - Lace on left side is part of paper.  Doesn't it look real.
Image from NettieG's Challenge Blog.  Link above
Promarkers used to color image.

Sister in blue:
Skin - Ivory, satin, coral
Hair - Tan, cocoa
Dress - Cornflower, powder blue, denim blue

Sister in Pink:
Hair - Gold, yellow
Skin - Ivory, satin, blossom
Dress - Carnation pink, Fuschia, Blossom

Sister in Green:
Hair - Orange, Ginger
Skin - Satin, Coral
Dress/Hat - Emerald Green, Pine
Blouse/Umbrella - Maroon

I hope you have participated in the challenge and you have enjoyed it.  Be sure to check out NettieG's Blog to see what the next one will be.  Thanks for your visits and commments.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentine Blog Hop

Good Morning!!  Just wanted to let you know we're going to be participating in a Valentine blog hop with some amazingly talented people.  It will be February 12-13.  Each participant will be offering some blog candy.  The blog hop will be sponsored by Celeste of Thirty-one.  The winner will win a storage tote with embroidery.  You won't want to miss this.  Our talented fellow bloggers involved in this blog hop are listed below.   If your would, please grab our Blog Hop button and post on your blog.  Help us spread the word.

She's A Sassy Lady - yup that's right - Sheila - Don't know Sheila?? OH my, you must stop by her blog - she has tutorials just about everyday on every project imaginable and how to use that Gypsy - check it out!  Each design team member creates a project and shares with you all the juicy details.  Sheila has dedicated her blog to teaching others!

Thunderbirdlindy by Design - Beth is another wonderful addition to our team this time and has so many unique projects.  I love stopping by her blog and perusing through her amazing projects.  Check out this ever so cute project she did for the Circle Blog Weekly challenge.

Nana Donna's Card Dreams - Donna's cards can make anyone's jaw drop.  Her talent is just amazing - she has techniques that she often shares too and she's quickly becoming a blogging pro! She has recently been asked to be a guest designer at Crafty Creations and is blowing everyone away with creations like this.  Stop by and check out all her wonderful creations.

MelissaMade - If you never outgrew your passion for coloring, but wish you knew more, you have to spend some quality time at Melissa's Blog.  She has not only never outgrown coloring, she has taken it to the newest level using the latest techniques and creating her own trends with copics and digistamps!  In addition she loves to combine her Cricut with her stamps!

Love, Laughter, and Creations - Sherri is a very talented card maker and can be found weekly hosting her very own challenge blog at Jitterbuggin'.  The challenges are a blast and typically include three elements: a sketch, a cricut cut, and another fun piece.  Each month she gives out a cartridge - so make sure to stop by and participate!  In addition she runs her own blog that is fantastic! 

Just Yolie, Just Create - Yolie just recently joined our crew - but my oh my - she has a number of awesome freebie cuts for your Cricut and they are just amazing!  Look at this ever so cute card with a Thank You sentiment!  So not only is she creative she is so nice to share!!

Gaby Creates - Gaby is amazingly talented - her creations are just stunning.  She's only been doing scrapbook layouts for the last year and she looks like she's been doing it for years - check this out - and what a fabulous idea to reuse those Christmas photos!

Daily Grace Creations - Peggy and Donna are a mom and daughter team.  These gals are so lovable - their closeness shows in each post with such inspiring work. I mean look at how sweet of a post this is.  Each card contains a sweetness that is literally visible! 

The Cricut Diaries - Summer and Jennifer will also be hopping - Their blog consists of the sweetest cards.  They know how to work that Cricut/Imagine, and the iRock for that matter.  Their styles are really different I think and you can tell the difference between Jennifer and Summer's creations - both equally beautiful.  You should stop by and see what they are up to with the Imagine!

The Cricut Couple - Bobby and Jill are amazingly talented.  Did you see they both won for the Provocraft handmade card contest hosted by Jinger?  Holy Smokes their creations belong in a museum.  The Cricut Couple does fantastic things with paper - their attention to detail is stunning and breathtaking - you won't be disappointed.

We look forward to the Blog Hop and hope you will join us.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day, Tweetie!

Hello Everyone! I made this card using papers and a digi stamp that I downloaded free from Doodle Pantry. I just love Laurie Wilson's creations. I cut the scalloped hearts using the Lyrical Letters cartridge at 4 3/4" and 4". I ran the white heart through my Cuttlebug using the Heart Embossing Folder. I colored the happy birdy using Promarkers and printed the sentiment on my printer using Word. I think I'll give this one to my son, Jacob. He makes me as happy as the little bird on the card!!

I hope you have a good day and that you'll come back and visit us again tomorrow! We so enjoy your visits and your comments. Until another day, God Bless You!! Donna

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ribbon Organization

I  have my craft space in one of my bedrooms which limits my space.  So I've taken to trying to organize some of my treasures.   Last week I decided to work on my ribbon. This is my finished product.
The rolls ribbon comes on take up a lot of room.  So I thought if I created a cardboard spool to wind my ribbon on, I could reduce the space taken up by it.  So I created a file in my Gypsy (yes in my Gypsy) using George & Basic Shapes. 
This is what my cut looked  like after I removed the spools. 

This is what each spool looked like.  I used heavy paper, Strathmore Vellum Smooth found in the artist aisle at Michael's. It's a pad of paper.

I found these Iris organizers at Hobby Lobby for $6.99.  After I finished with my ribbon, I found Iris organizers at Michael's on sale 2 for $9.00, which is the story of my life.
I hope this will give you an idea of how you can free up some space in your craft space.  Thank you for visiting us today.  We hope you come back tomorrow.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Inspired Hearts Sympathy Card

I am on the Bereavement Committee at my church.  I wanted to create a file I could use to easily make a card when the need arises.  I finally used my Gypsy to create this file.  This is the card I made using the Inspired Hearts Lite Cartridge.

Card Recipe:

5X6.5" Card
Bible Image from Inspired Hearts cut at 4.25X5.5"
Background Paper for Image - Mine is Pink
Foil Paper for underlay of Bible pages, cross & sentiment.
Flora Doodles Flowers from Hobby Lobby
I also cut a 1.5" inch gold foil cross from Indie Art to put on the inside.

I hope you won't think this card is too simple to make because I think it makes a beautiful statment.  Thanks for making our day by stopping by our blog.  We love your comments.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I Miss You, My Friend

What would we do without friends.  Donna and I each have friends that even though we may not speak often or see one another often, when we do get together it is just as though we had not been apart.  We take up right where we left off.  Dear friends is what I call them.  We have made some really nice friends in blogland too.  Even though we haven't met, I feel like we have a friendship. 
I made this card for one of my dearest friends.  I haven't seen her in several months and I miss her.  She accepts me for who I am and I do likewise with her.  I'm not afraid to tell her anything because I know she loves me and will tell me what she feels.  Of course, we all know our dearest friend is Jesus.  He will never forsake us.

Card Recipe:

5X6.5" card
Background and Oval paper - DCWV Denim Paper Stack
Oval - cut at 3.5X5.25" with Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge
Brads for oval - I used Fiskars Big Bite to punch holes for them
Ribbon - Michael's
Fiskars Punch for Ribbon
Image from Digistamps4Joy  Click here.  It's free.
Promarkers used to color images:
Girl In Dress:

Hair - gold, yellow, vanilla
Skin - ivory, satin, Blossom
Dress - fuschia pink, pink carnation
Shoes - Cool Grey 1
Eyes - Apple Green

Girl In Pants:

Hair - Cocoa, Spice, Gold
Skin - Stain, Blush
Shirt - Lipstick Red, Berry Red
Pants - Denim Blue, Powder Blue
Shoes - Tan, Cocoa

If you have a friend you've been thinking about, why don't you send her a card and tell her/him just that.  Thank you for letting me ramble on today.  God Bless You!!!!! Peggy

Monday, January 17, 2011

From One Sassy Lady To Another

It's time for week 2 of NettieG's Fashion Challenge.  If you recall, last Monday we introduced you to Elizabeth, our 1910 model for this fashion show.  Today, Elizabeth is back but she's in her petticoat.  This is a progressive challenge, so if you participated last week you should have gotten or will be getting this image in your email so you can participate this week. 

Card Recipe:

5X6.5 " card
Background paper and ovals - DCWV Lace & Linen Stack - if you like vintage paper, you will love this paper
Ribbon, Pearls
Ovals cut from Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge - Key 16- 5.75X3" and 5.25X2.5"
Digital Image from Nettie G's - Link above
Promarkers Used to color image:

Hair - Gold, Yellow
Skin - Ivory, Satin, Blossom
Slip - Putty-Coral
Shoes - Tan, Almond

I hope you will enter this challenge.  It has been interesting coloring a 1910 model.  Thank you for your continued support.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Birthday Birdie

My husband was the fifth of 5 children and the only male sibling in the family.  His first sister's name is Sarah.  She is such a vibrant and full of life kind of individual.  She is always laughing and seems to enjoy life to the fullest.  She recently had a birthday and this is the card I made for her.  The colors of the card are what she calls her happy colors.  I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoy talking to her.  Happy Birthday, Sarah.  I love you.

Recipe for card:

4.25 X5.5 (A2) card
Background paper to match colors in image
Cupcake Sentiment - From Stamping Cricut Cartridge and $1.00 stamp from Michaels.
Digital Image from Doodle Pantry Digistamps - Birthday Birdie
Promarker colors used to color image.
Bird - Powder Blue, Denim Blue
Feet/Beak - Gold, Amber
Cupcake - Putty
Icing - Cocktail Pink
Candy on Icing -Tulip Yellow, Orchid, Leaf Green, Cyan,Tea Green, Amber
Cupcake Wrapper - Blush, Saffron

Thank you, dear followers, for stopping by today.  I know everyone is so busy on the weekends so your visits are especially appreciated.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Friday, January 14, 2011

Basketball Card for Braden - Sports Mania

I have a wonderful friend, Sherry, who has a son who's birthday is TODAY which is two days before Jacob's birthday.  Braden and Jacob are 3 years and 2 days apart in age.  Sherry and I were stay at home moms together for a while and our boys have always been big buddies.  Braden is involved in every sport imaginable and right now, he is playing basketball.  Thus, I made him a basketball card!!

I used the basketball on the Sports Mania cartridge and Design Studio to weld the basketball shape into a card which I folded in half.  I then ran the top layer through the Cuttlebug to add the texture of the basketball.  I pop dotted the sentiments that were printed off using Word.

I hope Braden will like it!!  He's such a sweet, mannerly young man!!  Happy Birthday, Braden!!

Thanks for visiting!! Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ewe Made My Day - Thank Ewe So Much!! Designed2Delight Challenge

Hi Everyone!  I've wanted to make an easel card so I thought I would make one for the Designed2Delight Challenge using a free digi from their blog.  I printed the directions on how to make an easel card from the Splitcoast Stampers website.

I colored the digi with Promarkers.  I colored two sheep and pop dotted them together on the front of the card for dimension.
I cut the following using my Cricut Expression:

Fence - My Community Cartridge, page 39 at 2"
Sun - Doodlecharms, page 96 at 1 1/4" - I cut 2 and pop dotted them together for dimension
Grass - Plantin Schoolbook, page 69 - I used Design Studio to cut two layers of grass for the front and three layers of grass for the inside of the card.

I printed the sentiments off on cream cardstock and pop dotted them.  When the card is standing, the grass goes up around the feet of the sheep like he is really standing in a field. 

I hope this card provides you with some inspiration.  Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment if you see something that you like.  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Hello Everyone - I just have to take a minute to congratulate my mom for being highlighted in the Circut Chirp once again!!! I'm so proud of her and I know my Daddy has the biggest smile on his face smiling down from Heaven.

You don't know this about my mom, but she's so funny! She will call me and tell me that she's just made the ugliest card. I'll tell her to send me a picture of it and when she does, the card is beautiful!! Her recognition in the Chirp once again is proof of her talent!!

I'm proud of you, Mom, and I'm so glad we are sharing this blogging experience together!! Daddy was right to encourage us to start it!! You're the best!! Love you bunches!!


Love Ewe

I cannot believe it.  It snowed 4 to 5 inches here in South Carolina again.  This is an unusual winter.  But being snowed in gives us more time to make cards.  Right?
This is one of the cards I've made recently.  The sheep is a product of Designed2Delight.  There is a challenge with this digi.  Click on the link to see the requirements.  This is how I made my card.

     Cover 4.25X5.5 card with red foil paper
     Cut signs from Freshly Picked cartridge at 2.5X1.5
     Cut "Love Ewe" from any cartridge you like.  I used Don Juan 
     and welded them together.  Adhere the words to the signs.
     Color the digital image. Promarkers.  These are the colors I used.
     Sheep - Cool Grey, Almond
     Fence - Tan, Cocoa
     Grass - Grass, Pine
     Add tiny hearts above sheep and faux stitching around card.

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

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Love Struck

I love any cartridge that has lacy, froo froo (Donna's words)and intricate cuts.  Love Struck came out last year around this time and it fits the bill.  There are quite a few lacy hearts and cuts on it.  I made this card to enter in a challenge on Cricutolics.  Cricutolics is another Cricut forum started by some ladies in the UK.  The challenge is to make a card with a heart from any cartridge.

4.25X5.5" card
Cover is white glitter paper
Heart -3.75X3.5" - Love Struck Cartridge
Love - 2X1" - Love Struck Cartridge - on white glitter paper
Red Mesh, White Double Edge Lace, Valentine Ribbon
Be sure to put mesh, lace and ribbon on the card cover before putting cover on card.  Wrap edges under cover.

Thank you for your encouragement and visits.  Have a good day.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Monday, January 10, 2011

Slider Card - Meljen's Challenge

Hi Everyone!! I live in North Georgia near the Tennessee border and we currently have 8" of snow on the ground. Where I live, if it snows, everything comes to a halt so we've been snowed in all day!! And the weatherman is calling for more tomorrow - OMGoodness!!!

I needed to make a card for Jacob's birthday which is Sunday. So I decided that I would try something new by making a slider card and entering it in the Meljen's Challenge. For the challenge this week, you had to make a card that moves. Thus my Slider Card. I didn't know how to make one so I printed the instructions from the Splitcoast Stampers website. I colored two of Meljen's freebie digi stamps using Promarkers (love them!!) The cupcake moves back and forth when you tilt the card.

I hope Jacob likes the card - he'll be 10 on Sunday. Time sure does fly!! Thanks for visiting our blog and we hope you'll find some inspiration. Until another day, God Bless You!! Donna

Elizabeth In Her Underpants

It's time for another challenge on Nettie G's Digital Challenge Blog.  This challenge is to introduce Nettie G's new digi set which includes 5 pieces.  Over the next 3 weeks we will be having a fashion show with Elizabeth, our model from 1910. 

Week 1 - Elizabeth in her undergarments
Week 2 - Elizabeth in her petticoat
Week 3 - Elizabeth in period dress

Now hop on over to NettieG's Digital Challenge Blog and get Elizabeth in her undergarments.  She's free.  If you make a project using her by Sunday, January 15, 2011, 11:59 PM EST and link it on the blog, you will be sent the next digital image in this progressive challenge. 

This is my project using Elizabeth in her undergarments.

The recipe is as follows:
5X6.5" card
Cut card cover (5X6.5") from DCWV Lace and Linen Paper Stack.  Don't apply it to the card until ribbon is attached.  Make sure ribbon wraps over the top and bottom.  That way the cut ends don't show.
Cut oval from contrasting paper using George Cartridge to fit Elizabeth on.
Color Elizabeth.  I used Promarkers.  Colors I used:
     Skin - Ivory, Satin, Coral
     Hair - Cool Grey 1 and 5
     Corset - Almond, Putty, Blossom
     Hose - Blossom
     Shoes - Tan, Putty
Adhere Lace to back of oval and apply Elizabeth to the oval
Prima Flower
Spare Parts Brad
The sentiment is computer generated.  It says, "Thanks for helping me to hold it together."

Please let me know how you like this format.  I'm trying to make it easier to know how to make a project.  Thank you for visiting us today.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Love Bird

Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend?  When I worked I always looked forward to Friday and the weekend.  We spent a lot of those weekends working on projects around the house but we loved being with our family and each other.  That's what love is all about.

The image on this card is entitled Love Bird.  He is from Hodge Podge Shop.  This is for a sketch challenge on CDAC.  This link will take you there if you want to play along.The image is free.   This is the recipe for the card.
Scalloped Oval - French Manor - 5.5"
Oval - George - 6.5"- Holes punched with hole puncher
Corners - Picturesque - 1.5"
Ribbon - from Michaels
Background Paper - Smitten by Kay and Company

Promarkers used to color the image:
Leaves & berries - Lime Green, Lime Zest, Moss, Red, Poppy Red
Basket weave heart - Caramel
Flowers - Fuschia Pink
Bird - True Blue, Purple, Gold

Thank you for visiting and for your comments.  We love them.  Have a wonderful weekend.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Friday, January 7, 2011

Birthday Greetings

Have you ever had one of those days when you would forget your head if it wasn't attached?  Yesterday was one of those days.  I seem to have more of those days than I care to have lately.  LOL That is why my post is late.  I apologize.  Not only was it late but I forgot to put the picture in it.  LOL

This little turtle is bringing "Birthday Greetings" to a very special young man in my life.  Jacob is coming next week to celebrate his birthday with me.  We will have a grand time. 

This little turtle came from Whimsy and Stars Studio.  I've entered him in another challenge on CDAC.  This card was very simple to make.  After I colored him, I found paper that matched perfectly with those colors.  I covered a 5X6.5 card with that paper (sorry I don't know what stack it's from)  popped my little turtle, added buttons and the sentiment.  Promarkers used to color him:

Cupcake - Tan, Cocoa, Vanilla
Wrapper - Vanilla, Saffon
Candle - Aegean, Amber, Yello
Turtle - Marsh Green, Moss Green, Khaki
Hat - Red, Satin

Thanks for stopping by today.  We hope you have a wonderful weekend.   God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing

Isn't that what you think about when you look at this digistamp?  Meet Gary, the Giftbearer.  He is a product of Bonibleaux Designs Digis.  This website deals mainly in male inspired digital images.  Gary was offered on Crafters Digital Art Center's Color Challenge.  To enter, we had to create a card with Gary using turquoise, green, rust and grey.  This is my rendition.

I created my card background using the above colors.  The brads on the side strip coincidentally already had those colors on them. 

These are the Promarker colors I used on Gary, the Giftbeater.
Shirt - Honeycomb and Spice
Skin - Satin and Dusky Pink
Hat - Midnight Blue and Cool Grey 2
Pants - Duck Egg and Turquoise
Shoes - Cool Grey 5
Gift - Olive and Pine
Flowers - Leaf Green, Baby Pink, Red, Canary and Purple
After mounting him on a label cut from Lacy Labels (it is the All Boy base cut) the white background seemed too stark, so I applied green chalk to tone it down and help it to blend in. 

The inside of the card is decorated using the following cartridges.
Frames - Lyrical Letters - 5X6.5 and 4.75X6.25
Hearts - Love Struck
Wording - Mickey Font, Locker Talk and Paper Lace

I hope you enjoyed meeting Gary today.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come again tomorrow.  God Belss You!!  Peggy

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

CDAC Freebie Challenge

Do you recall me saying I hope things got back to normal (whatever normal is) this week?  I have been working hard trying to create some cards for the design team I'm on and for entering challenges.  I do believe I get slower.  I've seen where some of you say you have the same problem I do, obsessing over what paper, ribbon, embellishments, etc.  Maybe we should start our own support group.  What could we call it, Paper Crafters Anonymous?  Who wants to be my sponsor or counselor?

This little card I made to enter the Freebie Challenge14 over on Crafters Digital Art Center, of which Donna and I are members.  This is a very nice group of artists who can introduce you to the world of digital images.  The image on this card came from Digistamps4joy, one of the groups at CDAC.  I colored this adorable mouse with Promarkers, of course.  The background paper is from KandCompany Smitten Paper Stack.  After I covered the card, I popped the image for dimension, cut out some hearts from the background paper and added some stickles to them.  They were adhered to the image along with some heart bling.  The ribbon is from Michael's.  The Promarkers I used are:

     Mouse - Cool Grey 1 and 2 - Pale Pink and Putty
     Heart - Carmine and Magenta
     Scarf - Midnight Blue and Cornflower

Thank you for stopping by today.  We love your comments.  I hope your day is everything you hope for.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy 

Bugaboo Birthday Card with Paper Lace

When I saw this digi stamp on the Bugaboo website, I knew exactly the card I would make using it and the person who would receive it!! I colored this stamp using my new Promarkers my mom gave me for Christmas! Simply LOVE them and my mom for buying them for me!!

To make this card, I cut a piece of cream colored cardstock at 6" x 12" and scored it at 4" and 8". I used my bone scorer to fold it into three sections and then used a Martha Stewart Border Punch on the front of the card. I then covered the front with purple pattern paper (try saying that three times real fast) and used the same punch on the edge as I used on the cream cardstock. I placed ribbon around the card to hold it closed when tied and then cut one purple mat and one cream mat to go under the digi stamp. I pop dotted Happy Birthday on the front.

As you open the card, you will see the word "Celebrate" cut at 1" using the Paper Lace cartridge - Page 68. On the far left side of the card is the sentiment and then for the center of card, I cut Happy Birthday located on Page 53 of the Paper Lace at 3".

If you've been thinking about purchasing the Paper Lace cartridge and havent' yet, let me recommend it to you. You'll love it - so go ahead and order it!!! You won't regret it (now how's that for enabling?).

Thanks for stopping by our blog and we hope you'll come again!! If you see something you like, let us know!! Until another day, God bless you!! Donna

Monday, January 3, 2011

Designed2Delight Challenge Entry

Faith at Designed2Delight has an an ongoing monthly challenge. You purchase the first digital image and for the remaining challenges you get the digital image free.  This is my first attempt at entering one of her challenges.  I needed to make a birthday card and thought the little cupcake would make a cute card. 

This is an A2 card.  I cut a background from the Paper Lace cartridge to cover the card.  I put tan mesh across the bottom.  After coloring the digital images with Promarkers, I cut them out and applied  them to the card.  I added a Happy Birthday sentiment and added a bling butterfly.  I popped the cupcake with pop dots.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope we can all get back to "normal" (whatever normal is)  this week.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Donna and I would like to take this opportunity to say what a blessing it has been to be a part of the blogging world for the last six months.  We have met so many gifted and talented people.  Even though we have not met in person, we feel we have made some wonderful friends.  Thank you for being a part of our lives.

We wish you all a very healthy and prosperous New Year.  May you find yourself happier at the end of the year than you are at the beginning of it. 

This is a card I made for PriscillaStyles Year End Celebration.  The top image is one of her digistamps.  My card was among the top five to win a prize.  The sentiment is what I truly wish for you and the whole world.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy