Thursday, June 30, 2011

THANK YOU to my Volunteers!!

Hi Everyone - Last week, Mom and I showed you some pictures of the Service Awards Banquet that we hosted for the volunteers at Memorial Hospital.  Our color scheme of the party was black, gold, and red.  I wanted to make some thank you cards for the volunteers that helped with the set up of the event. 

To make the cards, I chose paper from the La Creme stack by Die Cuts with a View.  In Design Studio, I used the book feature on the Elegant Edges to form a card measuring 8.35 x 5 inches.  I chose the book feature that had heart cut outs because the theme of our banquet was "An Evening of Heart and Soul."  I scored the center to fold into cards.    I cut red cardstock to measure 2" x 5" to show through the hearts.  I used Word for the sentiment and popped it on top of black cardstock. 

These were simple cards to make; but I needed to make a lot of cards in a short amount of time.  I made 12 cards in less than an hour. 

 I must confess that my house is extremely quiet this week because Jacob is with Mamaw!  But I've been enjoying myself even though I miss my son bunches!!  I'll have to deprogram him next week I'm sure if I can get him to come home!  Thanks for stopping by and we hope you'll come back again tomorrow!  Until another day, God bless you!!  Donna

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Paper Lace Thank You

While Donna and I were together this past week, we were so busy with the Volunteer Banquet, looking at townhomes and activities afterwards, we didn't have much time for crafting.  However, Friday night we decided we were having withdrawals so we made this thank you card.  

Paper Lace has some of the prettiest sentiments  of any cartridges Provocraft has made.  This is a simple card and easy to make but I think it turned out very pretty.

Card Recipe:
A2 card base
Background  paper - DCWV Lemon Flower Stack - a beautiful new paper stack.
Paper Lace Cricut Cartridge for the Thank You and the shadow - cut at 3.75".
Yellow gems and butterfly from the $1 bin at Michaels

Thank you for visiting with us today.  We love reading your comments and appreciate your faithfulness.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #110

Jacob and I are having a good time this week.  He is into wrestling (YUKKK) so I am having to learn all about John Cena, The Miz, Sheamus, etc.  Who would have thought?  

I'm still managing to get a little craft time in.  I made this card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge on "priscillastyles".  You always have a choice to make it clean and simple, fancy or somewhere in between.  I used Priscilla's Heart Balloon Puppy.
 Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Digital Paper by Create with TLC
Digital Image by "priscillastyles" - Heart Balloon Puppy
EK Success Scallop Edge Punch
Promarkers used to color image:
Puppy - Almond, Putty
Balloons - Lipstick Red, Red, Lime Green, Lime Zest, Baby Pink, Cerise, Orchid, Amethyst
Grass - Grass Green

Here are the sketches for this week.  I hope you will join us in this challenge.  Click here to visit for complete details.  

Thanks for visiting us.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, June 27, 2011

Heart Song Inspirations Challenge - Scallops and/or Paper Piercing

On Heart Song Inspirations Challenge today, the challenge is to use scallops and/or paper piercing.  Have you been dropping by to see the Design Team's creations.  They do a really great job and offer some wonderful inspiration.

This is my card for the challenge.  I decided to go with scallops.  I love Leah's Pansy Frame so I'm using it.

Card Recipe:
A2 card base
Background paper  - Various colored cardstock
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge - for the rectangular scalloped background - Page 24 Oblong shift feature.
Heart Song Designs Pansy Frame
EK Success Scallop Edge Punch
Promarkers used to color image:
Pansies - Orchid, Amethyst, Buttercup, Gold, Tulip Yellow
Leaves - Grass, Forest Green, Lime Zest
Frame - Tan, Caramel, Cocoa
Frame Decoration - Gold and Orange Gel Pens

We are so thankful for your visits and comments.  Thank you for your loyal support.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Hi Everyone!!  I've truly enjoyed having my mom here this week.  She wants to go home tomorrow but I'm trying to talk her out of it!!  She's going to take Jacob with her.  I told her that she could just stay here for the summer. 

Mom posted some pictures of the banquet we held for my volunteers this week.  We worked hard but it came together into a great evening had by all.  Today was another fun day for my mom and I!!  I've said it many times before but I have the best boss in the world.  At our hospital, we have to take employee surveys each year and if your department scores high on the survey, then the department gets to have a celebration.  There are only four people in our department but we scored really high on the survey.  My boss, Jean, took all of us out for lunch and then to have a pedicure.  Jean invited my mom to come along for the celebration since she worked so hard to set up for the banquet.

Here are a few pictures of the fun we had:

After the pedicure, Mom and I had some more fun!!  This week at Memorial Hospital, the Auxiliary held a fundraiser.  The vendor was selling large tote bags, jewelry, etc.  We decided to have it monogrammed with our blog address.  We bought our bag at the sale and took them to a new business in Fort Oglethorpe, GA named "All Things Personalized" to have them monogrammed with our blog address.  If you live near Fort O - please stop by this new business - they did a GREAT job!!

Here is a picture of the finished product:
Don't you just love it??

Well, thanks for stopping by.  I sure will be glad when my mom's house sells and she can move near me.  That way we can have FUN all the time.  Take care and please come back tomorrow for another visit.  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Memorial's Volunteer Banquet

As we have told you, Donna works with the Volunteers at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.  There are over 600 of them.  This past Tuesday night, Memorial held it's annual Volunteer Banquet to show their appreciation for the thousands of hours donated by this group.  Jean, Donna and their committee have worked on this event for months.  I don't think the volunteers realize how much work goes into it.  

It was a beautiful event.  They had the Willie Kitchens Band for entertainment.  Willie Kitchens sang with the Impressions back in the day and has been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Willie is now the Minister of Music at his church and his love of the Lord showed.

We took a few pictures to show you.  Thanks for stopping by.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy  
 The Banquet Hall
 Look at that dessert.  I ate every bite.
 Donna's Boss - Jean Payne.  She is a great person.
 Me and my beautiful daughter.
Part of the 300 volunteers who attended.
Willie Kitchens

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ice Cream Sundae - MMSC 109

Priscillastyles has another new image I used in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge109 today.  It is called Ice Cream Sundae and you can get it here.   I hope you will visit the MMSC blog and see the wonderful creations by the design team.  

Card Recipe:
A2 card base
Background paper - DCWV Sweet Stack and coordinating cardstock
Digital Image from Priscillastyles - Ice Cream Sundae
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge - Scalloped Ovals
EK Success Scallop Punch 
Cherry embellishments from the $1 bin at Michaels
Promarkers used to color digistamp
Vanilla Ice Cream - Ivory, Putty
Strawberry Ice Cream - Baby Pink, Pastel Pink
Chocolate Syrup - Walnut
Cherry - Red, Berry Red
Spoon - Cool Grey 1

Glass - Tea Green, Gray Green

I helped Donna and some of her volunteers set up the dining tables for the Volunteer Banquet tomorrow night.  I'm supposed to be Donna's date for the banquet.  She really works hard for her volunteers.  The tables are beautiful.  Hopefully we'll have pictures to share.

Thank you for being so faithful.  We love having you as a follower.
God Bless You!!! Peggy

Monday, June 20, 2011

Heart Song Inspirations Challenge - Flowers

Today's  Heart Song Inspirations Challenge is flowers.  I used Leah's pre-colored Butterfly Fancy for my card. 

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - DCWV Garden Party
Doily  - I colored the edge with Magenta Promarker.
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge for the Scallop circle.
Flora-Doodles flowers - from Hoby Lobby

My post is short today because I left for Donna's early.  I'll be here a few days, then I think Mr. Jacob is going home with me.  He and I always have a fun time together.  Thanks for dropping by today.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Friday, June 17, 2011


Hi Everyone!  I haven't posted in a while!  This month is one the busiest months at my job so I've been swamped with work both night and day! 

I figured that I better make a Father's Day card for my husband since Father's Day is this Sunday.  I must confess that I wasn't in the mood to make this type card because I've been really missing my Daddy!  He's been gone a little over a year now and I have many wonderful memories of what a great dad he was!!  It helps to know that I will see him again one day!!
I designed this card in Design Studio using Plantin and Mickey Font.  I welded the rectangle and the letters to form the card base.  I then cut the top of the card out of the blue paper in the DCWV Bluejean Paper.  I then cut the letters out of red and silver paper.  I used the Martha Stewart Heart Punch to punch the heart border down the side.  I pop dotted the red "Dad" on the front of the card and adhered the silver "Dad" to the inside.  I then used Word for the sentiment and then framed it with silver and red paper.

Don't forget to honor your Dad on Father's Day and make sure you tell him how special he is to you and treasure every moment.  Thanks for stopping by and we hope you'll come back again another day!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Here Today - Gone Tomorrow

I have a couple of things today.  Create with TLC is giving away some blog candy.  Click here for complete details.  The more people who enter the better chance you have of winning.  Be sure to check it out. 

 Guess what my Mail Lady brought me yesterday?  Here is a picture.

Guess what is going to Provocraft tomorrow?  The same machine.  I tried setting it up last night and finally gave up at 12:00 midnight thinking I will call Provocraft in the morning.  They told me I needed to get the new update.  I connected with Cricut Sync and installed the new firmware and the new content updates or at least I thought I did.  Long story short, my machine would not update the content.  So after 3 phone calls to PC, they said they would send me a new machine.  I had read on Cricut Diaries where Jennifer had gotten 3, waiting on her 4th, Imagines and none of them worked.  I hope this won't be the situation I face.  Oh well, this too shall pass.

Thanks for dropping by today.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Doodle Pantry Floral Hats

When Laurie Wilson at Doodle Pantry came out with this digistamp, I knew I wanted to make a card with it.  It is called Floral Hats and can be purchased plain or pre-colored.  You can find it here.  I'm going to enter it in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 13

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Doodle Pantry digi paper that comes with the Floral Hats image.
Fiskars Emboss Plus Punch 
Flora Doodles White Flowers - The gems in the flowers were clear but I colored them with my Promarkers.  Isn't it cool you can do this?
Promarkers used to color image:
Daisy Centers - Buttercup, Sunflower
Hat - Powder Blue, Denim blue.

I hope you all have a happy Wednesday.  I look forward to your visit tomorrow.  God Bless You!!!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #108 - Elegant Edges

I told myself yesterday that I was going to make a card today without using Elegant Edges.  However, it seems every time I have a need for a label or frame I reach for it.  This card was no exception.  I made it for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #108 at priscillastyles. 

Card Recipe:
5X6.5 Card Base
Background Paper - Basic Grey Blush Stack
George and Basic Things - cut squares for front of card @ 1.5"
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge - Page 44 - Oblong feature - cut at 4.5".  I used the same cut for the inside @ 6.5" which was perfect.
For the inside I inked the edges with Merlot Color Box Ink.
Digital Image from priscillastyles store - Victorian Fan Rose 
Promarkers used to color image:
Flower - Lipstick Red, Ruby, Crimson
Leaves - Forest, Pine, Bright Green

Challenges I will be entering my card in, in addition to MMSC108:
Lexi's Creations - No Sentiment
Make It Monday - Anything Goes 
Totally Gorjuss - Flower Power

Thanks for taking a look at my entry today.  I love your visits and comments.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Monday, June 13, 2011

Heart Song Inspirations Sketch Challenge

Today, over on Heart Song Inspiration we are having a sketch challenge.  Each Monday we will have a new challenge for you with a fun twist called And/Or. You will be offered 2 challenges and you are free to choose one of them or do both! Sound like fun?  :)
 Rules of play:
* You are NOT required to use a Heart Song Designs image to play, but if you have one we'd love to see it!
 *Choose one of the challenges offered or do both!
 *Up in the tabs section of Heart Song Inspiration is the free digi offered for the month. We'd love for you to use it:) If you do use it or any Heart Song image you are given 2 entries for the weekly drawing of 2 free images from the Heart Song shop.
 *One entry per person; No back links, please.
 *Be sure to check back to see if you were chosen as one of the Top 3 and claim your "I was featured" badge.

Here is the card I created for this challenge.
And the inside of the card.
Card Recipe:
5X6.5 card base
Background Paper - Basic Grey Romani
Heart Song Designs Digital Image - Poppy
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge - Page 25 - Oblong Frame
Martha Stewart Pansy Punch Around Page Punch Set
Promarkers Used to color image:
Poppies - Orange, Bright Orange, Mango, Black
Leaves and Stems - Grey Green, Soft Green

Here is the sketch to use to enter this challenge.  
I do hope you will join us in this challenge.  Be sure to go to Heart Song Inspirations to get your free digi and look at all the inspiration made by the Design Team.  There are some really talented ladies on this team.  Thanks for visiting us today.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My Wish For You

The weekends are especially hard for me since my husband passed.  It seems that's when I miss him most.  I miss him other days, also, but weekends are worse.  There is just a void in my heart ( I call it a hole in my heart) that nothing can fill.  If it weren't for the Lord, I don't know what I would do.

I said all that to say, If you have your mate, show them how special they are to you today.  Say I Love YOU constantly.  We were very close and I miss those I love yous.  Do something extraordinary for your special someone today. 

I don't mean to bring any sadness to your heart today.  On the contrary, I wish you sunshine, smiles, joy, happiness and peace.  Live today to the fullest, to the full potential that God has for you.  I love you all and wish you God filled day.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Friday, June 10, 2011

Just One More Post of the Inside of My Cards

If you will allow me, I want to post just once more the insides of some cards I have finished.  Elegant Edges again.

Card #1 - The link to the original post of this card.

Inside card Recipe:
Paper - DCWV Lace and Linen Stack inked with Olive and Stucco  Color Box Inks
Martha Stewart Deco Fans Corner Punch

Card #2 - The link to the original post of this card.

Inside card Recipe:
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge - Page 56 Border.

I know by now you can tell I love Elegant Edges.  This is such a versatile cartridge.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

More Inside Card Finishes

Here are some more of the cards I have begun to finish on the inside.  

Card #1 - Here is the link to the original card post.  

Here is the finished inside.  Inside Recipe:

Paper - Basic Grey Lilykate
Elegant Edges - Page 39 Border cut at 1.25"
Inked the edges of the border with Violet Color Box Ink

Card # 2 - Here is the link to the original post.

Inside card Recipe:
Paper - Paper Studio Poteeka Souffle
MS Double Loop Corner Punch
We hope to see you back again tomorrow.  Thanks for your faithfulness as we share our hearts with you.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Finishing Inside of Cards

I am bad about making a card and just completing the outside, not the inside.  I've got quite a few I have done this way so I decided this week to work on finishing them.  Therefore, when I need to send a card or sell one, it is ready to go out the door.  I will show you the card and then the inside.

Card #1 - This is the link to the card if you want to look at the post.

Inside Recipe:
Paper is digital Gingham Paper
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge - Page 25 Oblong Frame
Inked the edges of the frame and card with Sunflower and Cyan Color Box Ink
Airplanes were left over when I made the card front.

Card #2 - Here is the link to the original post.

Inside Recipe:
Paper - DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge - Page 38 Oblong Frame.  See how easily the E2 cut these intricate cuts.  I used the cutouts on the opposite side of the card.   

I would love to see some of your work.  Leave me a link to your blog or send it to me via email.  My email is  Thank you for visiting us today.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #107

I have been without land lines and internet for about 36 hours.  Finally, AT&T came through for us and got it all corrected.  Isn't it terrible how we have become so dependent on the internet.  I use it for everything.  I was lost without it.

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge at Priscillastyles started today and I was supposed to post my card and the information this morning, so I am a little late getting it up.  Be sure to click on Priscillastyles to get all the information and see all the creations by the MMSC Design Team and the "priscillastyles Design Team. Kenny K is our monthly sponsor and he is offering a grand prize package worth $100.  Our weekly sponsor for MMSC 107 is Stamp and Create and they are giving a prize this week worth $25.  

I had fun with this card.  I used Priscilla's Victorian Hat Digital Image.  You can get it here.

Card Recipe:
5X6.5"  card base
Background Paper - SEI Black Orchid and SEI White Elegance
Priscillastyles Image - Victorian Hat Digital Image
Elegant Edges  Cricut Cartridge - Page 66 
Ribbon - SEI Black Orchid
Prisma Flowers
Red jewels
Promarkers used to color image:
Flower - Red, Berry Red, Leaf Green, Forest Green
Hat - Cool Grey 1,2 & 3
Hat Form - Almond, Putty

This weeks's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. 

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges
Papertake Weekly Challenge
Craft Your Passion Challenge  
Make It Monday

I do hope you will join us for this challenge.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Sorry for having to post late.  I will leave this up on Wednesday so everyone will have a chance to see it.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy  

Monday, June 6, 2011

Heart Song Inspirations New Challenges

Good News!!!  Heart Song Inspirations is starting some challenges.  The first one is today, June 6th.  Leah is providing a freebie for you to use.  The challenge is ANYTHING GOES.  I have a watermarked picture of the freebie below.  However, you can click here to get it for yourself.  All the details of the challenge are on Heart Song's blog.  This is the card I made.

Card Recipe:
A2 card base
Background paper - DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack
Heart Song Designs digital image - Happy Home
Martha Stewart Scallop 3 Dot Corner Punch
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch
Promarkers used to color digi:
Roof - Ginger, Spice
House - Cool Aqua, Duck Egg
Chimney - Terracotta
Flower - Pastel Pink, Salmon Pink, Gold
Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest Green
Grass - Bright Green
Heart - Lipstick Red

This is the watermarked image.  Be sure to swing on over to Heart Song Inspirations to pick it up for free.

Thank you for visiting today.  We love it when you visit and comment.   God Bless You !!!  Peggy

Saturday, June 4, 2011

My Reworked "UGLY" Card

I put my "ugly" card on the Cricut Message Board.  Everyone was so kind.  No one agreed with me but I did get some suggestions.  So I took some of them and re-worked the card.  This is what it looked like originally.

And this is it made over.  Tell me what you think.

I made the card bigger - instead of an A2 card, I made it 5X6.5"
Background paper - Poteeka Souffle by Paper Studios
Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartridge - Page 34 cut at 4.25
Calligraphy Cricut Cartridge - Happy Birthday cut at .75"
Martha Stewart Double Loop Corner Punch
Bling and Stickles
I was able to use the original cuts after taking them off the first card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers - Birthdays

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope your weekend is filled with joy and happiness.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy 
 PS:  They're showing my house tomorrow.  Prayers appreciated.