Friday, April 29, 2011

Our Thankful Hearts

My post today has to be one of Thanksgiving.  The tornadoes that tore through the South yesterday hit the town of Ringgold, GA.  This is the town Donna and her family live in.  The tornado tore a path through the town.  Donna was sending me texts through it all.  She and Jacob spent most of the afternoon and evening in their half bath on the floor.  At one point she covered Jacob's body with her body.  He asked her, "Mommy, am I going to see Papaw tonight?"  Like I said she was sending me texts through this ordeal and I was on my knees praying for them.  I was also praying for the storms to subside.  Fortunately, they were not hurt and their house seems to be not harmed.  I want to thank God for hearing prayers and protecting them.  What would we do if we did not have Him to turn to.  

Yesterday was Donna's birthday and she said it was not a very enjoyable one.  Maybe we can make it up this weekend.  She's coming to my house for a Mom and Daughter time together.  Saturday, we're going to Charlotte to a Vera Bradley event.  I'm so looking forward to our trek and time together.

Thank you for visiting.  Please remember the people affected by these tornadoes.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Another Damask Decor Card

Our friend, Stacy, of Love That Bug has been going through the Create A Critter cartridge making a daily project with each page of the handbook.  I am tempted to follow suit with the Damask Decor cartridge.  This cartridge makes creating a card so easy.  I love the card feature.  Be sure to check out Stacy's blog for some really cute cards.  
This is another card I made using Damask Decor.   I used the Damask #1 on page 26.  These are the cuts using Design Studio.

Card cut at 8.5 X 5.5"
Card Front cut at 4.25X5.5"
Envelope - I don't know what size I cut it at.  I adjusted it to be sure the card would fit.  The width completely covered the cuttable area of Design Studio.  
Flowers are cut from the Mother's Day cartridge at 1.5, 1.25, 1".  
Paper is Basic Grey - LilyKate.
There is still room on the front to stamp a sentiment.
Thanks to our wonderful followers.  If you get tired of looking at Damask Decor, let me know.  We do this for you.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


On April 27th a number of years ago, (I can't say how many) I gave birth to the one of the cutest little girls in the world.  She has always been a delight to her Dad and me.  She is one of the most caring and sweet people you will ever meet.  She is very talented as you have seen from her cards.  I am very happy that I was blessed to be her mother.  Here's her very first Easter picture.  She is probably going to kill me for doing this but she'll get over it.  Remember I love you, Donna.
This is the card I made for her.  I know this is going to look like Valentine's Day but she LOVES red.  She loves red and I love the Damask Decor cartridge so I decided to make this card in honor of her birthday.

I cut everything from the Damask #13 design.  The envelope is cut at 4.5 inches.  4 or 4.25 inches would have been sufficient.  I cut the card at 4".  Anything bigger would not have fit on a 12X12 mat.  The card front(black) was cut at 4".  I used some of the scrap cuttings from the card front to decorate the inside of the card and the envelope.  This is a great cartridge for making beautiful cards.  One made with light colors would be fabulous.  I just had to make Donna's red.

Thanks everyone for visiting today.  Please join me in wishing the greatest daughter a Mom could have Happy Birthday.  Happy Birthday, Donna.  God Bless You All!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Midnight Madness #100 Challenge

Today is the 100th Midnight Madness Challenge.  The design team has created some beautiful cards for your inspiration.  You will want to go there and take a peek.  This is my interpretation of the sketch. 

Card Materials:
5X7" card base
Background paper - KandCo. Blue Awnings Paper Stack
Priscillastyles digital image - Butterflies
Lovely Floral Cricut Cartridge - Frames cut from pearlized paper
Velvet Ribbon
Memory thread for the bow and curly q's
Promarkers used:
Butterfly wings - Arctic Blue, True Blue
Butterfly Body - Cool Grey 2, Cool Grey 4
Stickles - Dark Blue, Waterfall, Blueberry Ice

This is the sketch I used.  There is another on the website.  Click here.

I am entering my card in these challenges:
Craft Your Passion - layers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
I (heart) Promarkers - Use Promarkers
Daisy DoodlesCreative Challenges - May Flowers
Papercraft Star - Use any sketch

Thank you to all of our followers.  If anyone knows CathyinMN, please tell her she is our winner and I don't have a way to contact her.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wishing You Showers of Blessings And Our WINNER

Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments from the "It's Earth Day, It's My B-Day" blog hop. We enjoyed reading them. I hope you had fun hopping around the blogging world looking at all the fabulous creations of the participants. Well on to our Winner. It is CathyinMN and here is what she wrote.

CathyinMN said...
Beautiful cards! You both did a great job. TFS!
Cathy, if you will send me your email address, I will forward it to Leah and she will contact you about your prize of 2 free digis of your choice.
Thanks again, dear friends, for joining us on the blog hop. God Bless You!!! Peggy

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a blessed Easter holiday. I got to spend my weekend with my mom, brother, and sister-in-law!! I truly enjoyed their visit.

To make this card, I covered the 5 X 7 card with:

Canary Bazill Cardstock – 5 x 7

Blue Bazill Cardstock – 5” and 2”

Patterned paper – yellow 4 ½” and blue 1 ½”

I colored this digi stamps using the following Promarkers:

Raincoat and Hat – sunflower, canary

Umbrella, rain boots – power blue, denim blue, midnight blue

Bear – Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna

Raindrops – Diamond Stickles

Ribbon – Yellow Sheer and Blue

Paper Flowers – DCWV attached with blue brad

Circle Sentiment – generated using Word then cut out. Cut yellow circle at 1 ½”

I made this card to enter into the following Challenges:

· Catch The Bug - (Bugaboo) – rain

· Sparkles Forum – anything goes

· Paper Sundaes – sparkle (stickles), yellow

· I Did It Creations – 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments

· Creative Inspirations – digi

· Crafty Pad - circles

I hope your week is filled with many blessings. Until another day God Bless. Donna

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wishing You A Glorious Easter

Of all the days we celebrate as Christians I love Easter the most.  The love the Father showed for us in sending His Son to die for our sins cannot be fathomed.  But Jesus didn't stay in the tomb.  He arose the third day and still lives today at the right hand of the Father.  His mercy and grace are new to us every day.  Hallelujah!!!!

Welcome to our new followers.  We're so glad you decided to join us.  We wish a blessed and glorious Easter to all our blogging friends.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy and Donna 

Friday, April 22, 2011

It's Earth Day, It's My B-Day Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop.  If you arrived here from Audrey's blog, Cute and Some, you're in the right place.  If not, go back to Gaby Creates and follow the blog all the way through.  There are some tremendously talented people involved in this hop so you don't want to skip anyone.  You will need to leave a comment on each blog to win Gaby's Prizes.  Our prize is 2 digistamps of your choice from Heart Song Designs.  These are donated by Leah Cornelius, the talented artist who owns Heart Song Designs.  You can look at all of her designs in her store here.  You  have until Saturday night at midnight to become a member and leave a comment.  Thanks for joining us.

Gaby asked us to create anything b-day with green OR anything Earthy (trees, flowers, world?) using some green--it can even be recycle.   I sort of combined all of that with this card.  
Card Materials:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - KayandCo. Sweet Life
Prisma Flowers
Button and twine


I used Design Studio to weld the scalloped circle on Cindy Loo at 5".  I cut the cardbase at 5" then the scalloped circle with the tree and birdie at 5".  I popped the birdie for dimension and the sentiment is Word generated.        
Your next stop is Madison at Funky Cards.  She is 16 years old and awesomely talented.  

These are the talented participants in this blog.  Please follow the line-up all the way through.  Remember to leave a comment on each blog to win the prizes on Gaby's blog.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Blog Hop Friday-Come Join Us

Today's post is to tell you about the blog hop we are participating in tomorrow.  It's called "It's Earth Day, It's My Birthday" in honor of Gaby's birthday.  Gaby's blog, Gaby Creates,  is loaded with wonderful creations.  Click on the blog button on the right and go see how talented she is.  I hope you'll come back tomorrow.  I've already got my project created.  Until then, God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Heart Song Inspirations Bird and Roses

Donna told you yesterday about her Dad's roses so I thought I would just show some of them to you.  They are really showing off this year.  Aren't they pretty? 

I'm trying to get back in the groove after my break and going to Donna's house.  We had fun.  
This card is for Heart Song Inspirations Design Team.  Leah named this image "Bird and Roses."  The roses reminded me of Ben's Knockout Roses.  I tried to color the bird to resemble a Yellow Finch.  I think they are so pretty and I love it when I see one on my bird feeder.  

Card Materials:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Digital Paper from Create With TLC.
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge for yellow label
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Floral Screen and Leafy Branch
Ruffled Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Bling Flowers
Promarkers Used:
Bird - Canary, Sunflower. Gold, Cool Grey 1 and Cool Grey 5
Flowers - Magenta, Cerise (Sunflower and Ginger for the centers)
Leaves/Branches - Forest Green, Pine

One more thing.  Donna and I are participating in a blog hop Friday, April 22 in honor of Gaby's birthday and Earth Day.  Gaby is the talented designer at  Gaby Creates.  You have to go there and see some of great creations. 

Thank you for being our blogging friends.  We love your visits and comments.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

HOPPY EASTER - Celebrate With Flourish

Hi Everyone!!  I know many of you have read a lot about my Daddy and how he LOVED to be out in the yard working and loved to garden.  Before he got sick, he took a Knockout Rose bush and rooted numerous new bushes from it.  He gave one of those to me not long before he passed away.  I planted it last year and over the course of a long, dry, hot summer I was afraid that it had died.  Well, guess what!!  I got my first rose off of it TODAY!!!!  It's like it just popped out over night and there it was smiling at me this evening when I came home!!  I was so excited and I know my Daddy was excited too!!  Mom and I have always said that we figure God put Daddy in charge of all the gardens when he got to Heaven because of his passion for gardening!!  Guess I'm going to have to get my bud vases down so that I can have a little bit of Daddy in the house this summer!

Well, I've rambled long enough, now on to the card that I made for Jacob's teacher for Easter.  I always try to send her a little something each holiday to show my appreciation for all she does for my son.  I feel like teachers work really hard and don't get paid near enough for what they do. 

For this card, I used the Celebrate With Flourish cartridge and cut the litte "Peep" at 2" and the Hoppy Easter at 2".  I popped the peep on the front for dimension.  I tied coordinating ribbon on the card and on the stem of the bloom flower.  This is just a simple card made very easily with the Celebrate With Flourish cartridge.  Sad to say, but this was the first time that I've used this cartridge but I think I'll be using it a lot in the future.

Thanks for visiting and for allowing me to ramble on about my Daddy!  I wish everyone could be blessed with such good parents like I have and I'm thankful that I can say that my Mom is also my best friend!!  Please come back and visit tomorrow and I promise not to be so long winded!!  Until another day, God Bless You!! Donna

Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthday Cards - Bugaboo Digital Stamp

Hi Everyone!!  I just spent the weekend with my little mama!  She came for a visit and we had a good time just doing nothing!!  That's why we didn't have any blog entries this weekend - we just enjoyed each other's company. 

I made these two cards last week to be entered into four challenges each but I was so busy that I didn't have time to enter them.  Oh well, maybe next time. 

I made these birthday cards using a digi from Bugaboo Digital Stamps for two of the volunteers that work in my office. 

I colored both digis using the following Promarkers:

Leaves - Pear Green, Pine, Forest Green
Bugs - Poppy, Red, Cool Grey 5
Flowers - Gold, Sunflower, Tulip Yellow, Yellow, Pumpkin, Orange, Cool Grey 2 & 3

For this card, I used Design Studio to weld together two scalloped circles at 5.75" from the Lacy Labels cartridge.  I cut the second circle at 4.85 and the scalloped frame at 4.75.  Sentiment is Word generated.

For the second card, I cut two scalloped circles from the Lacy Labels cartridge at 3" and 2".  I used the swirl cuttlebug embossing folder on one of the circles. 

My volunteers loved their cards.  They're such sweet people!!  Thanks for visiting with us today and we hope you'll come back again tomorrow.  Have a great Monday and until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Friday, April 15, 2011

We All Need Friends

This cute little guy is a product of JenLee of Digistamps For Joy.  He reminds me of my son and daughter-in-law's dog, Chloe.  I entered this card in the CDAC Freebie Challenge #20.  CDAC Challenges #21 are going on now.  You can find out about them here
 Card Materials:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper and Sentiment from Create With TLC
Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge - Floral Die Cut
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Stardust Stickles -I put this on the dots of the flower
Bling for flower centers
Promarkers Used:
Puppy - Almond, Putty, Cool Grey #5, Burnt Sienna

Thank you for stopping by today.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Water Pump/Basket Flower

This image is from BeeCee Artistic Digital Images.  It is called Water Pump/Basket Flower.  It's a versatile image that could be used on a variety of cards.  I have begun not putting a sentiment on most of my cards until I get ready to send them.  That way they can be used in any way I need at the time. 
 Card Materials:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Krate paper run through a crimper and coordinating cardstock.
Digital Image from BeeCee Artistics Digital Images 
Brown Pen for faux stitching
Promarkers Used:
Bucket - Tan, Cocoa
Pump - Cool Grey 1 and Cool Grey 3
Flowers - Pastel Yellow, Mustard, Sunflower, Apricot, Burnt Sienna
Leaves - Forest Green

I hope the rest of your week is blessed and joyful.  God Bless You!!! Peggy  

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Beautiful Baby Girl Gift Bag & Card - Wrap It Up

Hi Everyone - do you remember the other day when I told you I found the Wrap It Up Cartridge covered up by a bunch of "stuff?"  Well, I'm really glad that I found it.  I used it this weekend to decorate a gift bag and card for a couple that I know that are going to have a bouncing, baby girl in June.  They are going to name her Anabella and call her "Bella!"  Don't you just love that name? 

I used Design Studio and the Wrap It Up cartridge to decorate the bag and card.  Here are the recipes:


Carriage - 6" - popped
Sentiment Circle - freebie downloaded from Nettie's Cards


Use the card feature on the Wrap It Up cartridge to cut A2 Size
Baby Carriage - 2" - popped
Cut strip of pink cardstock and used Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch to create border
Inside - Wrap It Up Cartridge - It's A Girl - 3" 
I decorated the Envelope with the hearts and border punch that I had left over.

I just love making something like this!!  Thanks for stopping by and please come back tomorrow!  Until another day - God Bless You!!  Donna

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Midnight Madness #99 Challenge

Today's entry is for the Priscillastyles' Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  Priscilla has some lovely digital images and is always creating more.  I have another story behind why I chose this image.
 The name of the image is Potting Flowers and can be found here.  It reminds me of my husband and his love of flowers.  He loved being outside better than anyone I have ever known.  He was always buying flowers and planting them.  He used to send me roses for our special occasions.  However, he wised up and planted rose bushes.  When they would bloom, he would cut them and bring them to me, so I had roses for more than just special occasions.  He was such a loving and gently soul and I miss all that special attention.

Card Materials:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - I don't have the name of it.  It was one of those paper stacks Donna and I shared.
Digital Image- Potting Flowers from priscillastyles store.
Gold rhinestones
Promarkers Used:
Flowers - Sunflower, Gold, Soft Peach, Peach, Carnation Pink, Salmon, Lilac, Purple
Leaves - Lime, Forest Green
Shirt - Red, Berry
Skin - Satin, Coral
Gloves - Tan, Cocoa
Pants - Denim Blue
Pot - Ginger, Spice
Frame Background - Almond
Frame - Holly

Thank you for allowing me to share with you.  Donna and I love your visits and your comments.  Be sure to visit Priscillastyles Blog and join in our fun Midnight Madness fun.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Monday, April 11, 2011

My Favorite NettieG Digital Image

Today starts a new challenge at NettieG's Digital Gems.  The requirements were for us to use our favorite digi and our favorite colors.  Nettie has just returned home after an 8 day stay in the hospital battling pneumonia.  Please pray for her recovery.  This is my card for the challenge but I would like to tell you why this is my favorite.

This is not the original of this image.  The original only has the elephant and is for sale in Nettie's shop.  When I saw it, it reminded me of Jacob, Donna's son.  I sent Nettie an email and told her this story.  Before Jacob was born, I crocheted him a blue blanket.  It has been an extension of him since he was a baby.  When he would get up in the mornings, he would wrap it around his neck and carry it until he woke up good.  When going to sleep, he had to have it.  He would entwine his fingers through it and of course he would have to have it in bed.  Donna told me I needed to  make another one because he was going to wear it out.  I did but he didn't like it.  He had to have the original for some reason.  When Nettie heard my story, she altered her image to include a blanket and sent it to me.   She drew the original when her son was a child.  Thank you, Nettie, for making this version for me.

Card Materials:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - DCWV Denim Paper Stack
Digital Image - Boy with Toy from Nettie G's Digital Image Store
Sentiment from Create With TLC
Red Bling
Red Stickles
Promarkers Used:
Face/Skin - Satin, Pastel Pink
Hair - Almond, Mustard
Eyes - Blue Pearl
Shirt - Primrose, Soft Lime, Lemon
Blanket - Blue Pearl, Cornflower
Elephant - Cool Grey 1 and Cool Grey 3
Pants - Grey Green, Tea Green
Shoes - Tan, Cocoa

Thank you for your support of our blog.  We love our followers.  Please stop by again tomorrow for another Design Team post.  All my DT posts fell due in this week.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sketches With Heart Sketch Challenge #5

Happy Sunday, dear friends.  Today is the day for Sketches with Heart Sketch Challenge.   I hope you will join us.  You will find more inspiration on Heart Song Inspiration Blog. The Design Team have all created cards.  I used Leah's Lily image for my card.  

Card Materials:
 5X6.5" card base
Background Paper - Anna Griffin's Carolina Collections Paper
Digital Image - Lily by Leah Cornelius - Click here 
Lace from Hobby Lobby
Floral Bling - From Michael's
Promarkers Used:
Lily - Blush, Sunflower
Leaves - Bright Green, Forest Green

Here is the sketch to use for this challenge.  I hope you will play along with us.

Thank you for dropping by.  Leave us some love.  Hope to "see" you again tomorrow for another challenge. God Bless You!!! Peggy

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award - WooHoo

Nana Donna of Nana Donna's Card Dreams  has awarded us the Versatile Blogger Award.  Thank you, Donna.  We feel so honored.

Well here are the rules for the award.  
1.  Thank the person who gave you this award 
2.  Tell 7 things about yourself 
3.  Pass this on to 15 of your blog friends
Now I understand that 15 bloggers are a lot, as I think we are mostly intertwined in our own little groups and most of the bloggers we know have probably gotten this already.  So if you can't make 15 that's OK, because I don't even think I can.

Seven things about us.  I'm going to put some things and let Donna finish.
1.  I am trying to sell my house so I can move close to Donna
2.  I have OCD - Obsessive Crafting Disorder
3.  I take too long making a card.
4.  I own too much paper and crafting materials
5.  I can't wait for my Mom to move close to me.
6.  I would rather play in my scrap area than sleep.
7.  I have OCD just like my mom!!  I don't think there is a cure!

Here are our friends we want to pass this award on to:
Handmade From The Heart
Amazing Grace
Grace Notes For Today
Creating With Chrissy
Stephanie's Stamping Spot
Simply Beautiful
Melissa Made
Feline Creative
Love That Bug
Glitter, Stamps and Ink
Flutterby Trina
Little Works of Art
Shell's Space

Thank you again, Nana Donna, for this honor.  We will continue to strive to be worthy.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy and Donna

Friday, April 8, 2011

You Take The Cake - Wrap It Up Cartridge

Hi Everyone - have you ever bought a cartridge and forgot that you had it?  Well, that's what I did with the Wrap It Up cartridge.  I couldn't wait to get it and then when I got it, I put it in my scrap area, and it got covered up by "stuff."  I was working on my scrap area because as I told my mom, "I was getting swallowed whole by the all the mess!" and I rediscovered the cartridge.  Since I needed to make a birthday card, I thought I would use this cartridge.

I used the card option on the cartridge and cut the card at 6 1/2" and covered the cardbase with brown and blue cardstock and then added bling.  I cut a tag at 2 1/2" to use on the inside of the card.  I really like this cartridge and will definitely be using it a lot more since I found it again!! 

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

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Damask Decor Card

I recently purchased Damask Decor and Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridges at AC Moore when they had their $39.99 sale.  I picked them up for Donna, too.  I've been whetting her appetite by playing with them and sending her pictures.  Isn't that mean? LOL  She'll have to wait until we get together again.  

Damask Decor has a card feature that I tried with this card.  I entered this card in the CDAC Embellishment Challenge.  The embellishment had to be buttons.  I personally don't think buttons fit this image but added them to the edges.  

Card Materials:
A2 Card Base
Paper - Cardstock
Damask Decor Cricut Cartridge - Page 59 card feature
Digital image from Inktegrity
Promarkers Used:
Wings - Pink Carnation, Orchid
Dress - Primrose, Soft Lime, Lemon
Hair - Tan, Caramel, Lemon
Skin - Satin, Blush, Blossom
Flowers - Oatmeal, Apricot
Eyes - Powder Blue
Shoes - Gold

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you have a wonderful day.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Spring Crocus and a CDAC Challenge

As I have mentioned before, I LOVE SPRING!!!!  The world coming alive again after a cold winter is a gorgeous site.  Crocus are one of the first flowers to appear.  I have seen them peek their little heads out of the ground when their was snow on the ground.    When I saw this little digital image, I decided to enter the challenge it was related to.  That challenge is the CDAC Sketch Challenge.  Click here to find out all the details. The digistamp is free.  Time to play.

Card materials:
5X5' card base
Background paper - Digital gingham paper - I can't remember the name of the site but it was a free download.
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge - Page 40 for the rectangle with the bird and page 51 for the butterfly square.  I love this cartridge.  It has so many shapes, borders, frames, etc to cut.  It's a must have.
Striped brads
Promarkers used:
Crocus - Orchid, Amethyst
Leaves - Forest Green, Pine

I hope you will join in the challenges over on CDAC.  You will learn so much on this forum about digital images and coloring them.  Thanks for coming by today.  We hope to see you again tomorrow.  God Bless You !!!  Peggy

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Midnight Madness #98 Challenge

Donna and I are members of Crafters Digital Art Center.  This is a forum where digital artists feature their digital images and we crafters can display our creations.  We both have served as Guest Designers of at some point in time.  Well, I have been chosen to be on the Design Team of PriscillaStyles.  If I'm not mistaken Priscilla was instrumental in starting CDAC so I feel very honored for this opportunity.

Priscillastyles hosts the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge every week on her blog.  This week is sketch challenge#98.  Please visit the blog for details.   This is the card I made using one of Priscilla's digistamps.  I hope you will join us for this sketch challenge.
Card materials:
5X6.5 card base
Background paper - DCWV Lace and Linen Stack
Corset Digistamp from Priscillastyles store.
Heritage Cricut Cartridge - Corners
Flowers from Michael's
Jewels from Michael's
Promarkers used:
Corset - Almond, Putty, Sunkissed
Flowers - Pastel Pink, coral
Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest Green

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will go by the Priscilla's Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have created.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, April 4, 2011

4th Grade Classroom Door - Spring

Hi Everyone - Using Design Studio and my Expression, I cut the decorations for Jacob's teacher's door for Spring.  You know that the schools are not allowed to mention anything about God so I wanted to come up with a saying that might possibly bring the Easter Holiday to mind!  To come up with the saying, I first thought about the Easter Holiday and the Resurrection of Christ and then I thought about how the flowers start blooming, the trees start budding, and all the animals are coming out from a long winter's nap!! I decided to use the saying,

"Spring brings new life to the world!"

Door Recipe:

Spring - Stretch Your Imagination
Other Words - welded using Design Studio and Cursive 101
Archway, Picket Fence, Flowers - Bloom
Border - Plantin, WIMG
Squirrels - can't remember

I think it turned out pretty!  Thanks for coming by and visiting - we hope you'll come back tomorrow!  If you see something you like, please let us know.  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sketches With Heart Sketch Challenge

Happy Sunday, dear friends.  Since it's Sunday it's time for the sketch challenge on Heart Song Inspirations.  I hope you joined us for the first monthly blog hop Friday and yesterday.  This is the card I made for the challenge today.  

I used the new Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges for all the cuts on this card.  I LOVE THIS CARTRIDGE.  It has so many pretty labels and edges.  I know I'm enabling you but it's a great cartridge.  

Card Materials:
5X6.5 card base
Background paper - Digital paper from Create with TLC (you can get a ton of free digital images on this website.  I also used purple and white shimmer paper.
Digital Image - Easter Cross from Heart Song Designs Shop
Cuttlebug Folder - Polka Dots
Cricut Cartridge - Elegant Edges for all the cuts
Purple Rhinestones
Promarkers Used:
Cross - Tan, Cocoa
Crown of Thorns - Khaki, Pastel Beige
Leaves & Vines - Leaf Green, Forest Green
Flowers - Lilac, Violet, Canary

Thank you for stopping by today.  We love your visits and comments.  Have a wonderful day.  God Bless You!!  Peggy

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring Showers Blog Hop

Okay, everybody, it's time for a little hopping today and tomorrow.  I'm so glad you decided to join us.  Leah is releasing a lot of digital images today and they are adorable.  If you came here from Heart Song Inspirations Blog, you're in the right place.  If not, click on Heart Song to go back to the beginning and follow the links in order.  You need to leave a comment on each blog in order to win the prize.  The prize is all of the digital images released today.  You can see them below.  At the end of this post is a list of all the Design Team who are paticipating today.  I have seen some of their creations and they are lovely.  So, please become a follower if you like and leave a comment below.

This is my card I made.  I combined two of the images, Bird Song and Bird Nest, to make it a little interesting.  I think they look pretty cute together. 

Card Details:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack
Digital Images - Bird Song and Bird Nest from Heart Song Designs Shop.  Sentiment is from Create with TLC.  
Colored Rhinestones
Promarkers used to color images:
Bird Song:
Branches - Tan, Cocoa
Leaves - Pear green, Olive
Bird - Canary, Lemon
Bird Nest:
Branches - Tan, Cocoa
Leaves - Pear green, Olive
Flowers - Antique Pink, Gold
Nest - Khaki, Terracotta
Eggs - Duck Egg

One more thing,  Leah is having a sale today and tomorrow on the new images.  You can get the complete set for $20.  After that the set will be $26.  That will give you a lot of cute designs to use on your cards, layouts and other paper crafting products.  You can find them in the store.  

Thanks for hopping by today.  Your next stop will be Lauren.  I'm sure she has a wonderful creation ready for you.  God Bless You!!! Peggy  

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