Thursday, April 28, 2016

Happy Birthday To My Sweet Daughter

Donna's birthday was yesterday but I couldn't post her card for fear she would see it before I gave it to her.  She's back home from her conference so I will give it to her today.  I hope you will all join me in wishing her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  I love how this card turned out.

Card Supplies:
5X7" card base - background paper from my stash
Die - Anna Griffin Flower Bramble - I  thought it looked just like the flowers in the digi.
Image - Little Flower Fairy from All Dressed Up
Colored with Promarkers
Pebbles Chalk for shading around the image
Stickles for centers of flowers
Ribbon from my stash

Thank you for visiting with me today.  Please leave us some love.


God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Addicted to Stamps and More - W - C10 - #191 Anyting Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - W, 5E - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #83 Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2nd and 4th Wed,, 3E Birthdays (Week 1 of 2)
he Crafty Addicts 2W, E #13 - Anything Goes/ Use Ribbon (Week 1 of 2)
Clear It Out 2W, 3E, Must use stash item - Challenge Theme: Nature (birds, flowers..)  Stash: greenery (leaves, ribbon..) (week 2)
Creative Card Crew 2W - #111 Embossing (wet or dry) (week 1)
Die Cuttin' Divas W, must include a Die-cut - #263 - April's Symbols (flowers and/or bling) 
Retarte 2W, E3 - #75 - Anything Goes (Week 2)
Passion For Promarkers Challenge W must use promarkers - #343 Make it Digital
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mod Squad Challenge - Mother's Day

Today is my day to host the Mod Squad Challenge along with Lisa Babitz.  We have 2 lovely sponsors, Kat Scrappiness and Sparkle n Sprinkle,  along with 2 great prizes.  So you will want to enter.  You may enter as many as 3 times.

Our theme this week is Mother's Day.  I have a confession to make about Mother's Day.  I used to hate to go to church on Mother's Day because the preacher would get up and talk about this perfect, super- human Mother.  I didn't know any Mothers like that especially me.  All the mothers I knew had flaws, like everyone else.  Then I realized, we don't have to be perfect (no one is), we just have to love our children and do the best we can.  My kids turned out to be great adults, not because I was perfect but because God kept his hand on them.  

Now on to my card for the challenge.
Card Supplies:
5X7 card base
Image - Daisies Digital Stamp Set from Sparkle n Sprinkle
I printed the image in the middle of a piece of white cardstock, then used an Anna Griffin Ornamental Frame Die to cut it out.
Image colored with Promarkers
Tiny beads added to center of flowers 
Sentiment - foiled in mint green foil

I would love to give this card to my Mother but she is no longer with us.  She would have been 100 this year had she lived.  Happy Mother's Day, Mom.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I do hope to see your creations in our Mod Squad Challenge.  


God Bless You!!!  Peggy 

Challenges for this card:
Creative Card Crew 2W - #111 Embossing (wet or dry) (week 1)
Die Cuttin' Divas W, must include a Die-cut - #263 - April's Symbols (flowers and/or bling) 
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations M,(3rd Tuesday) 2E - Spring/Flowers
Passion For Promarkers Challenge W must use promarkers - #343 Make it Digital
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown W- #291 -  Anything Goes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W - (Week 1) In the Garden
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Kraft Birthday Card

This card features something I have never tried before, coloring on Kraft paper.  I think it actually turned out quite nice.


I designed the card in Cricut Design Space.  The flowers and the sentiment are actual files from the new Anna Griffin cartridge Elegant Embellishments 2.  This cartridge is one of the autoships from HSN.  I don't know when it will be released.  The flowers were drawn by the Explore plus the Happy Birthday.  I then colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils.  I added Yellow Viva Pearl Pen to the center.  

Thank you for visiting with me today.  There are other cartridges in Design Space that have images that you can draw with the Explore and color.  I hope you will try it.


God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes 
Make My Monday - W, C6 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Robyn`s Fetish - W #313 Anything Goes!
Scrappy Hands 2W – #63 Spring! (W2 of 2)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Aurora Prayer - The East Wind

I saw this digital image on Facebook the other day when a lady posted that she was making a prayer journal and used it on her journal.  I fell in love with it then and knew I had to use her on a card.  
Card Supplies:
5X7 card base
Background paper - AG Georgette Collection
Die Cut - AG Ornamental Frame Die - foil paper for the frame
Image colored by Promarkers
Heart Doily
Flowers from my stash
Sentiment stamp by Close To My Heart

After coloring the image I scanned it, uploaded it into Design Space and saved it as a print then cut file, so I can use it when I need this type of card again.  I don't get paid for saying this but I love so many features of design space.

Thank you for visiting with me.  I hope you will give some thought to using some digital images on your cards.  It is relaxing to color them.

God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
2 Creative Chicks (M, P1) #9 Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges (2W, P7/21, F, E3) #62 Feminine
DCS Inspirational Challenge (M, P1, E3) Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge (M, P1, E3) #3 Anything Goes
The East Wind Challenge (P1/15, 3E, no digital coloring)  #53 Make It 3D
The Sisters of Craft (M, P1) Always Anything Goes
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  2W E and C unlimited  (Must include hand colored image) (W1) anything goes with something colored - always


    Friday, April 22, 2016

    Bow Card

    Let me just say I'm loving the Anna Griffin paper I told you about yesterday and the bows from Michael's.  Today's card is another easy one but very pretty, if I do say so myself.  

    Card Supplies
    5X7 card base from the AG Georgette Collection paper pack
    Die cut - AG Cuttlebug Flourish Emblem 
    Bows from Michaels

    Donna has gone to a convention in Florida and she left her 4.4 lb Yorkie with me.  Her name is Buttons but  it should be Sassy.  The morning and afternoon went fine until after I fed her and Max their dinner.  I came back out to my craft room to take pictures of my featured card today.  I had to move some stuff in order to do that. One of the cards I had made for one of my design teams fell on the floor.  I didn't see it fall but Buttons did.  While I was editing my pictures I noticed she and Max were awfully quiet (they're just like children).  I got up and headed to the living room and here she goes running across the room with my card.  When I finally got it away from her, she had chewed the corner off of it.  I could have cried.  This card I had painstakingly glued little beads to the center of the flowers.  Like I said it was for one of my design teams.  Waaaaaaa.  Does anyone want a little dog to keep until Wednesday?

    Thanks for visiting with me today and listening to my tale of woe.  

    God Bless You!!! Peggy 

    Challenges for this card:
    Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 195 - Anything Goes
    Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.107 - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
    Jade's Sparkling Butterflies 2W, E1, C5 Anything Goes/ Buttons & Bows (W2 of 2)
    Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes
    Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes


    Rose Card

    I have had 2 pads of Anna Griffin "Georgette Collection" paper for years.  The reason I have 2 pads is because I thought it was so pretty I bought 2.  And instead of using it, I held on to it.  Isn't that ridiculous?  I'm beginning to realize my faults in my purchases for my crafting.  Like I've said before, "I need a 12X12 step program." Anyone else need help?

    This is the card I made today using some of this paper.


    Card Supplies:
    Card Base is a file from AG Lace Cards and Embellishments
    Paper - Anna Griffin " Georgette Collection"
    Flowers - Anna Griffin Embellishments to Decoupage
    Bow - Paper bows from Michael's

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  Tell me about your crafting purchases.  Are you anything like me?

    God Bless You!!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #13 Favourite Colour Combo
    Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
    Moving along with the Times 2W,3E #18 Spring Flowers
    Southern Girls 2W,1E,C10 Patterened Paper Free For All
    Inspiration Destination - W, F- #82 Always Anything Goes
    The Crafty Addicts 2W, E #13 - Anything Goes with optional theme of Girly
    Paper Minutes #431 - Pastel Colors
    Tuesday Throwdown W- #290 -  Monochromatic

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    Christmas Card Week #15

    This is my card for week #15 at the FaceBook Group, Only Christmas Cards/Projects.   I had an idea for this card but it didn't work out.  I colored a darling little digi, then when I got to putting my card together, it just didn't go with it.  So I put it aside until another day.

    This card is made entirely from an older paper stack I have from Hobby Lobby.  It's called Christmas Traditions by Paper Studio. 
    The card base is a side step card file created by Narelle Darley for Cricut Design Studio.  The Christmas tree is cut using an Anna Griffin Die Cut.  The presents were hand cut from one of the pages.  Although I never like to use Season's Greetings for a Christmas wish, I thought the paper fit nicely for the sentiment.

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  I love reading your comments.  

    God Bless You!!!  Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    A Snowflakes Promise 2WE3, Must be Christmas/winter themed  #21 - Anything Goes (Week 1)
    Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge 2W, 2E, C10, Must be Christmas - #70 - Use a Die Cut (Week 1)
    Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 2)

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    Vase Of Hearts

    Margaret Kieser is so generous to her Design Team.  Any time we have a post with one of DS4J images that we also enter in challenges, she gives us a free digi. The image on this card is one I received.  I love flowers so I was glad to get this one.  Perfect for a Mother's Day Card or Birthday.

    Card Supplies:
    5X6.5" Card base
    Frame paper - DCWV Lemon Flower paper stack.  Also, lavender paper from my stash.
    Image - Vase of Hearts drawn by Margaret Kieser of Digistamps4Joy.
    Gem flourishes from Michael's.

    Thank you for joining me today.  I have lots of coloring I've got to do.  I hope you will come back soon.

    God Bless You!!!  Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    CAS on Sunday - 2W, 1E, CAS only - #80 Flowers (W1 of 2)
    Scrappy Hands 2W – #63 Spring! (W1 of 2
    Addicted to Stamps 2W  Must include Stamping (no pre-colored digi's) #124 Pastel Colours + a Stamp (W2 of 2)
    Eclectic Ellapu - M, 2E - April- Pink Team ~ Spring Flowers/April Showers Purple Team ~Spring Flowers/April Showers + DT CALL
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 #32 Anything Goes  (W1 of 2)
    Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  2W E and C unlimited  (Must include hand colored image) (W2) anything goes with something colored - always

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Christmas Card - Week #14

    This is the 14th week for making cards on the FaceBook Group, Only Christmas Cards/Projects.   This is their challenge for the year of 2016. My card for this week. 
    Card Supplies:
    Daisy Cascade Card from Dreaming Tree - I decided to make a snowflake card rather a daisy card.
    Snowflakes and Sentiment is from Cricut Design space.  Cut from silver metallic and white pearlized paper.
    Snowflake paper - Kaye and Company
    Silver Ribbon

    Thank you for visiting today.  Leave us some love. Join us on Facebook for Only Christmas Cards/Projects group.  My cards are nothing compared to what those lovely ladies make.


    God Bless You!!!  Peggy 

    Challenges for this card:
    Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 194 - Anything Goes
    Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 26 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
    Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra (M, P1) Anything goes as long as it is Christmas
    The Sisters of Craft (M, P1) Always Anything Goes
    Crafty Ribbons 2W,must include ribbon #148 Shaped Card (Not square or rectangle (W1 of 2)

    Digistamps4Joy Challenge - Mid Month Inspiration

    We are mid-point through the April challenge at Digitstamps4Joy.  The theme is always Anything Goes with a twist. The twist this month is "add a butterfly".  The design team has created some lovely projects to inspire you.  The top prize - DT's choice - is $10
    worth of digis from the  store. One randomly chosen winner will 
    win 2 digis of your choice from the store.





    Card Supplies:
    5.5 " Square Card

    Image - Ohana-Cho drawn by JenLee from Digistamps4Joy.
    Colored with Promarkers
    Background was drawn in Cricut Design Space using one of Anna
    Griffin designs from AG Flourish Cards and Embellishments
    cartridge. There are a lot of designs on this cartridge just for
    drawing with the amazing Explore machine.

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  This is my first attempt at coloring dark hair and skin and would appreciate your critique.  What can I do better?

    God Bless You!!!  Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    A Bit More Time to Craft  (2W,  P1/15, E3) #17 Anything Goes
    Creative Craft Cottages Challenges (2W, P1/15, E3) #60 Anything Goes
    Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations (2W, P1/15, E3) #46 Anything Goes
    Creative With Stamps Challenge (M, P1, E3, C11, SIR) #1 Butterfl
    Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes 


    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Cascade Card by Dreaming Tree

    Dreaming Tree has produced another beautiful svg.  It is a Cascade Card file.  There are 3 separate cards, each equally beautiful.  Right now you can get the file free with a purchase of $9.98.  You can also purchase just the Cascade Card svg's for 5.99.  I played around with the Lily Cascade Card and this is what I came up with.
    I made a totally white one, too but apparently didn't take a picture of it.  This card is super easy to make but shows elegance and beauty.  The hardest part is choosing your papers.  One thing to remember, double sided paper does not work for the card base.

    Thank you for your visits and comments.

    God Bless You!!!  Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Fab 'n' Funky - W,1E, C10 - #300  Girly and Pretty
    Fresh Brewed Designs - W, 5E - Flowers
    Inspiration Destination - W, F- #81 Always Anything Goes
    The Crafty Addicts 2W, E #13 - Anything Goes with optional theme of Girly (Week 1 of 2)
    Everybody-Art-Challenge W - #364 - Birthday
    Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016

    Happy Birthday to My Son-In-Law

    I've been away for a few days.  Donna and I went back to SC for the weekend to visit family.  It is always good to get back home.  I think as I age, I love being home more and more.  

    My son-in-law has a birthday coming up in a few days so I got busy and made him a card.  He does not like us to give him store bought cards.  I hope he likes this one..

    Card Supplies:
    5.5" Square card base - Kraft paper
    Image - Happy Birthday by Margaret Kieser at Digistamps4Joy
    Image colored with Promarkers
    Name cut in Cricut Design Space using Old West-Board font
    Background is done with chalk

    Thank you for your visits.  We appreciate them.

    God Bless You!!!  Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Everybody-Art-Challenge W - #364 - Birthday
    Retarte 2W, E3 - #74 - Anything Goes (Week 2) 
    Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E, C10 - (Week 1) Anything Goes
    Stamps & Fun = Creativity - 2W, JFF - (Week 1) Birthday
    613 Avenue Create - W, 3E, Any Craft Accepted - #171 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Create a Masculine Card
    Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - M, F  April - Birthday*