Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bounties of Fall

My best friend from Charlotte, NC visited over the weekend.  She is a pre-school teacher of 2 year olds.  While she was here she asked if I could make a couple of cards for her "Secret Sister".  She doesn't know who it will be but she wanted something just to break the ice with whoever it will be.  This is one card I made her.

I used "Walk Through My Garden" for the wheelbarrow.  The leaves are some we picked up at Michael's.  It's a simple card but the message is very good.

Thank you, Donna for keeping up the blog while I visited with Wanda.  You're such a special daughter.  I love you.

Thank you for visiting our blog.  I hope your week will be blessed.  God bless you.  Peggy

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thanks, Nana Donna

Today we got a message from Donna at CardDreams by Nana Donna that she was awarding us the Cherry on Top Blog Award.  We are so honored.  The rules of this award are these:

1.Thank the person who sent it to you

Thank you, Donna.  We appreciate this honor.
2. Copy award to your blog.

3. List 3 things you love about yourself.
A. I love my desire to grow in God's grace.
B. I love to make cards that I think people enjoy.
C. I love that I have the most wonderful family a mother could ask for.

4. Post a picture you love.

My Late Husband and Grandson #3, Jacob.

5. Send the award to 5 blogs you love.
The hardest part is picking just 5.

Please visit these blogs and see all these talented ladies creations.  You'll be glad you did.  Thanks again NanaDonna.  Peggy & Donna

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Shiver Me Tenders

Good Morning, Everyone! I thought I'd show you a little something else today. I thought I would show you some pages out of Jacob's Halloween Album. One of Jacob's favorite holidays is Halloween! He loves getting dressed up and going around the neighborhood getting candy. He doesn't eat the candy (he doesn't like candy which is good for me) so we send it to his teacher at school to give out to his class. Almost every year, Jacob has a Halloween party with some his best buddies in attendance. These little boys have literally grown up together. Their moms and I were stay at home moms at the same time.

I used George for the circles and Jasmine for the title. I love looking back through the book to see just how big my little boy has gotten. Well, thank you for stopping by today and we hope you'll come back tomorrow. Until another day, God bless!! Donna

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Little Birdie Told Me

Hi Everyone! Well, guess what, I found another cartridge that I've had for a while and haven't used. The funny thing is - this cartridge is specifically for making cards. Now tell me, why would I have not used this cartridge yet? Makes me wonder about myself!!

I used the Just Because Cards cartridge to cut the card base out of pink paper at 5 1/2". I then used patterned paper to cut out the layer at 5 1/2". I cut out a square of patterned paper that had birds on it and applied it to the top of the layer. I cut out two birds from a scrap and pop dotted them over two birds on the patterned paper.  Sorry for the poor quality photo.  My sentiment doesn't show up.  It says "A Little Bird Told Me."

The sentiment came from The Stamps For Life club of which I am a member. I receive a set of stamps each month for $11.95 plus $1.00 shipping. I like each set I've received so far. Check out their website - you'll be glad you did!!

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

Friday, August 27, 2010

Crafters Digital Art Ctr. Challenge

The Crafters Digital Art Center, of which I'm a member, issued it's August 26th Freebie Challenge yesterday.  Some of the digi artists offered a free digistamp for all who wanted to participate in this challenge.  I downloaded them and chose "Double Rose" by Doodle Pantry to create my card.  I'm using it in a birthday card since we have so many in September.

My background paper is from the Carolina Collection by Anna Griffin.  I cut the scalloped circle from Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge and threaded green ribbon through the openings.  I colored the digistamp with Promarkers and added stickles for sparkle. 

I put my Happy Birthday sentiment,cut from Beyond Birthdays, on the inside.  The flower is a Martha Stewart punch.  The butterflies and tiny flowers are the punch outs of the EK Success Butterfly Chain punch.  I have really gotten into punches lately.  Have you noticed?

Thanks for viewing our blog today.  I hope you enjoy it enough to follow us and leave a comment.  God Bless You.  Peggy

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sweet Treats Birthday Card

Hi Everyone - well, Mom gave me some inspiration yesterday. She told me to go find a cartridge that I had that I HAD NEVER USED and make something with it!! Well, we won't discuss just how many cartridges that I found that fit that description. I told Mom that she had gone to "meddlin' now" by giving me that instruction. But as the saying goes, "Mom's know best" and that holds true in this situation.

Our family has "way too many" birthdays in the month of September - so many that it boggles the mind - so I decided I better get started on making some of those cards.
I chose to make a card with the Sweet Treats cartridge (we will not discuss just how long I've had this cartridge without using it). It has lots of birthday ideas on it and you can make a card from every image on the cartridge. Just what I needed.
I cut the card base at 8" and then cut the layers using some patterned and glitter paper that I got at Big Lots. You can really find some bargains at that store if you hit it on the right day!! I punched holes for the ribbon and stamped the first of many Happy Birthday's with a stamp from the Dollar Bin at Michael's.

Thank you for visiting and we hope you'll come again soon!! You'll be seeing a LOT of birthday cards in the next few weeks. I think Mom counted 14 birthdays this month. Now that's just wrong!! Well, until another day, God Bless!! Donna

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Picturesque Birthday Cards

Thank you everyone for your kind words and prayers Monday. It was a rough day (a lot of them are) but with God's Daily Grace we made it through it.

I was looking through my cartridges and there are several I have not used. I'm sure none of you are like that. As I was looking through the Picturesque Handbook, I noticed it has a nice card feature. It is a double fold card. So I decided to use this feature for today's card (s).

I don't have a 12X24 mat so I cut it as large as I could with my 12X12 mat. It measured 11.5X5. I chose page 30 for my card. I scored it on the score lines and folded it. I then lined the two ends with a different color paper and added embellishments to blend with the color scheme. I made two cards to show how you can use it horizontally or vertically.
I hope you enjoyed looking at these cards and we hope you will return on a daily basis. We love your visits and comments. God Bless You. Peggy

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chandelier Birthday Card

Hi Everyone - I was at Hobby Lobby the other day (my home away from home) and I spotted this patterned paper. I immediately thought of the Home Decor cartridge that has this chandelier on it. I couldn't wait to make a card with it.
I covered the cardbase with the patterned paper. Using the Home Decor cartridge, I cut two chandeliers out of black cardstock at 4" and one chandelier out of pink cardstock at 4". At first I thought that I could pop-dot them but the cuts were too small, so I had to try something else. I decided I would place the cuts on top of each other slightly askew so that they would look dimensional. I then added bling to look like the crystals on a real chandelier. I cut a black and a silver metalic border and punched them with the double loop Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is a stamp I bought in the $1.00 section at Target.

Thanks for visiting our blog and for those of you that visited yesterday, thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers as Mom and I remembered my Dad on what would have been his 70th birthday. He was a great man, husband, and Daddy (I don't like that word "father)!! He is greatly missed!! Thanks again for visiting and we hope you'll come again soon!! Until another day, God Bless You! Donna

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Gentle Ben

Today would have been my precious husband's birthday. If you've read the "About Us" page on this blog, you know Donna and I started our blog to honor my husband and her Dad. As I have stated before he was always my biggest fan regarding anything I did. Whether it was sewing, crocheting, knitting, painting or card making, he was always right there with words of praise.
This is a picture of us on a cruise in May, 2008.
After we took this cruise he contracted a rare, aggressive form of cancer called Cholangiocarcinoma. In laymen's terms, Bile Duct Cancer. He underwent major surgery, had chemo and radiation, chemo again. After an 18 month battle, we lost him in March of 2010, one month to the date after our 50th wedding anniversary. We married when we were just children ourselves. I was 16 and he was 19. Looking back, we hardly knew what love was but our love grew to one of great proportions. We were inseparable. He told me every day he loved me and that I was beautiful. He was such a gentle man that everyone he came in contact with would eventually call him, Gentle Ben.

I miss him so much. I really don't know how you're supposed to go on with such a void in your life. There is a song by Mercy Me that explains exactly how I feel. It's called, "Homesick." The video is below. I hope you will forgive us for digressing from the usual format of our blog, but we're hurting today. I love you all. God Bless. Peggy

Hi Everyone - today would have been my daddy's 70th birthday! I sure hope he's having a HUGE party in Heaven!! As Mom said, Daddy was our biggest fan - always encouraging us to start this blog and now I know that he's smiling down on us since we finally did. His death has left a HUGE hole in all our hearts and lives. There are days when something happens and I'll think, "oh I need to call Daddy and tell him that!" Then I remember that I can't do that anymore. But I know that he's watching over us, making sure we're okay. I am thankful that God gave me such wonderful parents and that I know that I'll see my Daddy someday again in Heaven. I miss him terribly!! Happy Birthday, Daddy!!! Love and miss you bunches!! Until another day, God bless you!! Donna

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thanks For Making My Day

This is the Thank You Card I made Jill & Bobby for the Gypsy Bag. I hope they like it. It doesn't compare to the card they sent me but then we all create differently. That's the way God made us. It would be a boring world if we were all alike, wouldn't it?

The paper is My Mind's Eye. This card is smaller than I usually make because I wanted to try to punch around the page. I really like the effect. I used Martha Stewart Deco Fans punches. I 've had these a few weeks. The other day when I was in Michael's I found a new punch by EK Success. It is Medallion Chain Punch. I used it to punch the strip across the card. It adds a nice touch to the MS punches. The Scalloped Ovals are from the Lacy Labels cartridge.

The inside of the card is decorated with butterflies and flowers punched from another EK Success punch. It is called Butterfly Chain. It punches a chain as does the Medallion Chain but you get all these nice butterflies and flowers as extras. I guess this is an enablement post.

Thank you for visiting our blog. Have a good Sunday. God Bless. Peggy

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Look What I Won!!!!!

Recently Jill & Bobby from Cricut Couple had a blog contest. (Remember I told you about winning) All you had to do was leave a comment, which I did. I was really surprised to find out I was one of two people who won. MelissaMade was the other. This is a picture of the handmade Gypsy Bag I won. If it looks a little lopsided, it's because I've already got my Gypsy in it. These guys do great work. Be sure you click on the link above and visit their blog. You'll be glad you did.

Thanks again Jill & Bobby. Thanks to everyone who is following our blog. We appreciate you. God Bless. Peggy

Friday, August 20, 2010

Blue and Brown Birthday Card

Did I say I had 10 birthday cards to make?  I thought of 4 more.  This one is for a dear friend of my husband.  He's my friend too but he was especially loyal to Ben during his illness. 

I've heard and read a lot of card makers say how difficult it is to make masculine cards.  It is for me.  I've given it some thought and tried to understand why.  I don't know if this could have anything to do with it or not, but could it be that we feel the male doesn't appreciate our efforts as much as our female counterparts?  However, there are some very gifted men on the Cricut Message Board and that are part of blogs, i.e., Bobby Hardgrave of the Cricut Couple.  They would definitely appreciate our efforts.  Hmmmmm....did I just go around in a circle?  What's your opinion?
Back to the card.....This card is 5X6.75.  The background paper and the striped paper is My Mind's Eye.  I got it a while back on clearance rack at HL.  The solids are from a stack I picked up at Big Lots.  I cut the two center blocks at 3" and 2.75" and layered them.  I cut the center strip at 5X1.75 and 4.75X1.5.  I added brads and pen stitching.  The stars are cut from Celebrations cartridge.  The Happy Birthday is cut from Beyond Birthdays.

Thank you for visiting our blog.  God Bless.  Peggy

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #124

Peggy Speaking:
Last Friday on Taylored Expressions a challenge was posted. You can see the sketch we were to use if you click on this link. Donna and I have not entered too many of these but we decided to try this one since we had so many cards we needed to do. This is my entry.

This card is for my grandson's fiance. There is a bridal shower for her this Saturday, August 21. He bowed the knee and popped the big question to her in our kitchen on Thanksgiving last year. It was so special. He said he wanted his Papaw to know he was getting married. I am so thankful Ben got to see him propose. It meant the world to us.

I used several cartridges to make this card. The background strips are from Tie The Knot - the card feature. I cut them thin so they look like labels. The scallop circles are from Mini-Monograms. Bridal Shower and the Umbrella are from Sweethearts. I put pop dots between the two circles and then pop dotted on the card too. It gives them more dimension. I then added lace, ribbon and pearl to the card and stickles to the cutouts in the background strips. I can't wait to give this to Stephanie. I hope she likes it as much as I had fun making it.  I have a cut file for the card details if anyone would like it. 

Donna Speaking:
Now it's time for my card using this challenge as inspiration. It's funny how different mine and Mom's styles are sometimes. I told her the other day that she was froo-froo and I was frolic!!
For this challenge, I used paper that I printed from the Papercraft Inspirations website. I covered the base of the card and then cut three 2" wide strips of a coordinating paper. I used the Cindy Loo cartridge to cut the scalloped circles 1 3/4" and the round circles 1 1/2". I then used the (yes, you guessed it) Create a Critter cartridge to cut the penquins at 1 1/4". I made sure that her scarf matched the purple in the paper because we would not want her to be out of fashion - HA!! I pop-dotted the round circle to add dimension. I then cut a purple piece and used the snowflake Martha Stewart punch, cut a blue strip of paper, added ribbon, and bling. The sentiment is from a stamp set that I bought at Walmart. I don't know about you but it's been so hot around here that I'm ready for some snow!!

Peggy & Donna:

We hope you find inspiration from these cards. It's amazing how many different interpretations you can get from a sketch. It stretches you and causes you to grow to try new things. Be sure to visit Taylored Expressions through the link above to see the Design Team's ideas.

Thank you for visiting our blog. We can't say enough how much we enjoy your comments and how honored we are that you would choose to follow us. God Bless YOU! Peggy Until Another Day, God Bless, Donna

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sympathy Card

Hi Everyone - I've missed being able to post something. Jacob started 4th grade last week and things have been a little crazy around our house.

I love to make cards but there is one kind of card that I do not like making and that is a sympathy card. This card is for a dear friend who lost her grandfather today. She sent me an email asking me to tell my Daddy to look for her Granddad in Heaven. She said he would be a good friend for my Daddy.

I simply covered the card base with patterned paper and cut the butterfly using the Indie Art cartridge (one of my favorites) at 1 3/4 inch. The sentiment is a stamp that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Hopefully, my life will calm down soon and I'll get back to doing what I love most - crafting!! If it doesn't, I'm going to be in trouble with my Mama. And you know how the saying goes, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!" HAAAA!! Love you Mom!! Well, thanks for visiting and come back soon!! God Bless, Donna

Donna, you funny girl. I've got your back, Sweetie. I know the stress of being a Mom with a child in school. I love you. Mom

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

1st of Many Birthday Cards

I hope you won't get tired of seeing birthday cards for a while.  It seems most of our family's birthdays are in August and September.   I counted them up and there are 10.  

This is my first.  I used My Mind's Eye Paper.  I got it on sale at Hobby Lobby for 4 for $1.  I cut around all the sections with Martha Stewart's Eyelet Lace Cut Around The Page Punches.   The ribbon is Basic Grey.  The flowers are Spare-Parts by the Paper Studio.  I cut the Happy Birthday with the Stamping Cricut Cartridge and added Diamond Stickles for bling.

Thanks for visiting our blog.  We love our followers and look forward to your comments.  God Bless.  Peggy

Monday, August 16, 2010

Anniversary Card w/Capadia's Cut File

I used another of Diane Payne's cut files for this card.  You will find the cut file on her website,Capadia Designs, if you follow this link.  Thank you, Diane for allowing us to use your creations.

I made this card for my sister and BIL's anniversary.  The file cuts a 5.5 X 5.5 card top.  As you can see I layered the light pink over a brighter pink. The birds and hearts are from the Wedding Solutions cartridge.  I used the regular and shadow feature for them.  I think the pink pearls were just the added touch the card needed. 

The hearts on the inside are from the Wedding Cartridge as well and the Happy Anniversary is from Beyond Birthdays. 

If you've missed Donna posting, Jacob started school August 8th and she's been very busy with that along with her job.  However, I told her I was going to have to get after her so she would get her creative juices flowing again. LOL  I know she's shaking in her shoes.  She's such a sweetheart.

I hope you all have a great week and that the Lord blesses you real good.  Thank you for visiting our blog.  Please tell your friends about us.  Peggy 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Quickly Clean Your Cricut Mat

Have you ever spent a lot of time picking tiny pieces of paper off your Cricut Mat?  Christie over at Creations By Christie has found an easy method for clearing these and is sharing it.  Click on the link.    Thank you Christie. 

I hope you find this helpful.  God Bless.  Peggy

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Black, White & Red Birthday Card

This card is made using a cut file from Capadia Designs.  I tried to find the actual post it was on but was not successful.  Diane has great talent and a beautiful blog.  The name of this file is Fancy Edge Card A2.  It is a Storybook cut file.

I chose a black and white butterfly paper to cover the front of the card.  I then cut the butterfly from Indie Art along with the shadow of it.  I used my Zig 2 way glue pen to attach the top at the middle to the shadow.  I added Stickles to the wings of the butterfly but they are pretty if you emboss them using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  I curved the wings and applied red jewels down the spine of the butterfly.  I attached larger size red bling along the edge of the card.  The stamped sentiment is from a stamp I got at Michael's for $1.00.

I gave this card to one of my sisters-in-law.  She was so pleased she said, "This is one I will keep forever."

Thank you for visiting our blog and we hope you have a wonderful weekend.  God Bless.  Peggy

Friday, August 13, 2010

Freshly Picked + A DigiStamp

I recently purchased  the Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge and the coordinating Cuttlebug Embossing Folders.  There are a lot of cute images on this cartridge for those who like to garden.  I think of my husband when I look at this cartridege.  He loved gardening and yard work more than anyone I have ever known.

I've been trying to think of an appropriate card to use this cartridge.  When I saw this little digi-stamp from Doodle Pantry I knew it would go wonderfully with Freshly Picked. 

I used Promarkers to color the digi and pop dotted it.  I used one of the Cuttlebug folders to emboss the background.  The sign is cut using the sign feature on the cartridge.  The label is part of the digi-stamp.  I cut the pitchfork & layers at 3", then inked them with brown ink so they would look like they had been used. 

Thank you for visiting our blog and looking at my card.  Donna and I love reading your comments.  God Bless You.  Peggy 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sketch from Karen's Doodles Blog

Hi Everyone! I was visiting Karen's Doodles blog the other day and she had a sketch challenge posted on her blog. This is the card that I made using that sketch. I didn't follow it exactly but pretty close. Hope you like it!

I cut green cardstock measuring 5 x 6 1/2. I then cut the patterned paper at 6 x 2 1/4 and pink cardstock at 5 1/4 x 1 3/4. I covered my card base with the green and placed the pattern paper and pink on the right side of the card.

I next cut the following: green cardstock 4 x 2 3/4; patterned 3 3/4 x 2 1/4.

I placed these on the card. Then I cut - pink 3 1/2 x 3; green 3 x 2 3/4; patterned 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 - layer on card over the last rectangle.
Cut the band that goes across the card at: pink 5 x 1; green 5 x 3/4; patterned 5 x 1/2. (Karen's sketch had the band at the bottom of the card but I liked mine in the middle.)
I then cut out the scalloped circle (which is really a flower) off of Cindy Loo (can't seem to get away from this cartridge) at: pink 2 3/4; patterned 2; and green 1 3/4. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the top layer of the circle and pop dotted it. I cut the flowers in the left top corner using the border feature at: pink 2 3/4; patterned 2 1/4 and green 2 and patterned 1 3/4. I inked the edges of the flowers, curled the edges, and added bling to the centers of the flowers and in the bottom corner.
I thought the card turned out pretty if I do say so myself. Sometimes, it's fun to let someone else come up with the ideas. Thanks, Karen, for the inspiration. Well, thanks for stopping by and we hope you'll come again soon. Until another day, God bless!! Donna

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

BBTB2 Challenge

This week's challenge on Bitten By The Bug 2 is to make a card with the lizard feature from the Life is a Beach cartridge.  This is my first time to participate.  I  had a fun time making this card.  It was little bit of a stretch for me because I usually make frilly, floral, etc. cards.  Donna is better at this type of card.  I hope she will participate too.  Are you listening, darling Daughter?

I wanted to use the lizard border feature so I cut my card at 5X7.  I tore some sand colored paper and layered it over some blue paper for my beach.  I cut the lizard border at 5 inches and layered it.  I cut the sun at 1 1/2 inches.  The bird and tree I cut from some paper I got at Big Lots.  It is glittered.  The "Fun in the Sun is from the Life is a Beach cartridge as well.  I thought it turned out rather cute. 

I hope the folks at BBTB2 like it.  Thank you for stopping by our blog.  We love our visitors and comments.  God Bless You.  Peggy

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

TaeKwonDo Scrapbook

Hi Everyone! My son has been taking TaeKwonDo since April of 2009. He will test this weekend for his L3 Brown Belt and then he'll only have three levels of red belts to work through before he can test for his black belt. My how time flies!! I started a scrapbook for Jacob so that he could look back on all the progress he has made in his sport and I must say that this is the only scrapbook that I have kept up to date (shame, shame on me)!

I have used many cartridges throughout this scrapbook but one of my favorites is the Sports Mania cartridge. The man kicking on the front page of the scrapbook is just one of the items that I cut with this cartridge. On another layout below, you will notice that some of the TaeKwonDo Tenants are cut out in Chinese and in English. Again, Sports Mania - YEA!! Other cartridges that were used on these layouts were Opposites Attract, Stamping, Indie Art, Lyrical Letters, and Mickey Font just to name a few.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of these layouts. Thanks for stopping by!! Mom and I hope you'll come again tomorrow for another visit. Until another day, God Bless! Donna

Monday, August 9, 2010

Another Blog Award - We're So Blessed

A Great Big THANK YOU to Cathy's Passion For Scrappin for the Cherry On Top blog award. We are so honored and excited to receive it. You are so kind.

The rules for accepting this award are:
1.  You must thank the person who passed it on to you - Thank you again Cathy's Passion For Scrappin.  We are so thankful.

2.  Copy award to your blog.

3.  List three things you love about yourself:
  • I love my 3 wonderful grandchildren very much
  • I love my ability to organize.
  • I love the closeness of my family.  They have been my strength and support.
4.  Post a picture that you love on your blog:

My Precious husband and my 3 grandsons

5.  Pass award on to five (5) others.  Please check out these super talented ladies and leave them some love.  We all love comments.

I wish I could have passed this on to all the wonderful blogs out there.  I hope you all receive this award.
 We are so touched to receive this award.  Thanks again Cathy..   God Bless.   Peggy and Donna

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thank You Just Isn't Enough

Have you ever needed to tell someone thank you for doing something for you or a random act of kindness?  There are a lot of people in my life right now that I need to say that to.  Two of them are my brother & sister-in-law.  The other is my neighbor that lives in front of me.

I made these two cards today to try and convey how I feel.  My brother & his wife have been a source of comfort for me during the past few months.  I can always count on them to be there if and when I need them. 

This is a 5 X 7 card.  The pink background has been embossed with another of the Cindy Loo Cuttlebug folders.  The basket of flowers is a digistamp from Doodle Pantry.  They really have some cute digi-stamps.  The frame is cut from Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge (page 48).  I stamped a thank you on the bottom of the card.

The second card is for my neighbor.  I was outside one day this week trimming my bushes with a hedge trimmer.  Somehow (only I would do something like this) I managed to cut my knee with the hedge trimmer.  I had a huge mess in the front yard and didn't know how I could get it cleaned up.  My neighbor came over and cleaned it all up so I wouldn't have to. 

 I used the same digistamp but colored it differently.  I tied a ribbon through the pot and attached it with pop dots.  The background paper is from K&Co "Terri Conrad Sweet Life" paper stack.  The saying on the label is part of the digistamp.
Before I complete this, I must say a big Thank You to my children.  They have been my lifeline these past few months.  I love you Brian & Donna. 

I hope you find something of interest on our blog.  Thanks for your visit.  God bless each one.  Peggy

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Whoooo Misses Whoooo?

Hi Everyone - I told my mom that she can't look at the blog today because I made this card for her. She came for a visit last week and now we're all missing her. So I thought I'd make her this card to let her know.

This is a  6 1/4" x 10" card base folded in half.  I covered the front with kraft paper cut at 6 1/4" x 5". I then cut the patterned paper at 5" x 3 1/2" and rounded the corners. The brown strip was cut at 6 1/4" x 1" and punched with the Fiskars Threading Water punch. I applied the owls from a set of La Petites 3D Stickers that I bought at Hobby Lobby. I punched two holes using my Big Bite and inserted two brads.

For the inside, I cut the To/From frame from the Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge at 2 1/4".  I applied the saying "We miss you that's whooooo!!" to the frame. I then stamped an owl image to the back of the envelope!!

I hope she likes it and I hope she'll at least act surprised when she opens it up. Because if I know my mom, she's peeked at the blog!! Until another day, God Bless! Donna

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Winner Is........

Thank you, EVERYONE for participating in our first celebration.  Your kind words are so appreciated.  We attracted 56 new followers.  That is so awesome.  Thank you for your support.

The winner of our blog candy is.....

SANDI who wrote on August 2

"Great Blog-Keep up the good work!!"

Sandi I need a way to contact you.  I also need your mailing address.  Congratulations and thank you for your kind words. 

Peggy & Donna

Calendar For Grandparents Day

Hi Everyone - a tradition that I started when I got into scrapbooking and cardmaking five years ago is to make my parents a calendar every year with pictures of my son, Jacob, with his two favorite people (his Mamaw and Papaw). Jacob would present the calendar to them as their gift for Grandparent's Day. My parents live three hours from us so when we were not able to visit each other as often as we would like at least they would have a reminder of Jacob whenever they looked at the calendar.
The calendar that I gave my parents last September contains a lot of pictures of Jacob with my daddy and with my mom!! Throughout my daddy's illness, I tried to capture pictures of Jacob with his Papaw playing together, watching tv, looking at a book, or playing "men" in the floor. I wanted to make sure that Jacob would have those memories to look back on. I asked Jacob one day not long ago to describe his Papaw in one word and he immediately said, "Buddy!" He said, "he was my buddy, he always had time for me, he talked to me, and he always played with me!" Jacob idolized his Papaw and misses him greatly as everyone in our family does. Jacob has now taken on the role of being Mamaw's protector. He worries about her and prays for her every night!! I'll ask Jacob sometimes who he loves most in the world. This is always his answer - "you, Mamaw, Papaw, and Daddy." As long as I'm in the same category as Mamaw and Papaw, I consider that to be very good.
Well, I hope that you enjoy the few pictures of the calendar and will forgive my rambling on. I'm simply missing my daddy today. For this calendar, I cut the background paper at 6 x 6 and then used the Expression, Cuttlebug, and stickers to decorate the pages.

Thank you for coming to visit and we hope you'll come again! We love company!! I hope you're able to stay cool wherever you are. It was 108 degrees (yes, you read that right) today in Chattanooga, TN. Until another day, God bless. Donna
My three grandsons.

Ben & I really enjoyed getting these calendars. Every year I would keep it sitting on my crafting table. I don't think this calendar is produced anymore. It was from All My Memories, LLC. If anyone knows where we could get them now, please let us know. Thank you for allowing us to spill our hearts today. Ben was all about love and we miss him terribly. Peggy
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