Friday, July 29, 2011

THANKS - Imagine Better Together

Hi Everyone - well, Mom's off visiting the other grandsons so she's left me in charge.  OMGoodness - now those are big shoes to fill.  I got home this evening after 9:00 p.m. and still needed to make a Thank You card for my boss.  So I needed something quick!!  Here's what I came up with - simple but oh so cute!!

Card Recipe:

A2 cardbase
Pattern Paper - Better Together cut at 5" x 5"
Thanks - Better Together cut at 1" x 1"
Turquoise Bazzill Cardstock

I covered the cardbase with the printed paper and then used a Martha Stewart punch on the Turquoise Cardstock - tied ribbon, popped sentiment, and VOILA - we have a Thank You card!!

Now just how easy is that?  Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit today and that you'll come back another day.  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Thursday, July 28, 2011

BIZZY BEAR - Digital Delights, Lacy Labels, and Elegant Edges

Hi Everyone - I have to say that I just LOVE the digi on this card.  The name is "Bizzy Bear" by Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  The pattern papers and the sentiment are also by Wendy at Digital Delights. 

Easel Card Recipe:

Easel Card Directions - Splitcoast Stampers
Scalloped Ovals - Lacy Labels cut at 3 1/2" and 3 3/4"
Diamond Border - Elegant Edges cut at 5"
Digital Papers and Digital Stamp - Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Sentiment - Digital Delights
Digis colored with Promarkers:
      Bear - Tan, Blush, Caramel
      Bee and Bear Costume - Canary, Yellow, Cool Grey 5 and Cool Grey 4
      Wings - Cool Grey 2 and Cool Grey 1
      Grass - Pine, Forest Green, Pear Green
Buttons - Making Memories

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Sisters - #449 Anything Goes
Just Some Lines 2W, SIO - 2nd W - Easel Cards
Little Claire's - M, 3E, SIO - #11 Things With Wings - Till 12th August
Word Play Weekend Challenge - JFF - #11 Wild Animals - runs till 30th July
Saturday Sketch - Sketch
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll go to see all the digital stamps at Digital Delights and all the creations made by the talented Design Team.  We appreciate your visits and your comments.  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Hi Everyone!!  A few weeks ago, my mom enabled me into buying the new Provocraft machine, "The Imagine!"  Did you hear the angels from the Heavens singing?  I positively LOVE this machine.  I needed a birthday card for one of my best friends so I decided that I was going to make it with my Imagine and the Better Together Imagine Cartridge. 

Card Recipe:

Background Paper - printed and cut at 7" x 7" and cut to fit the pre-cut 5 x 7 cardbase
Scalloped Square - printed and cut at 5" x 5"
Flower with Face/Butterfly - printed and cut at 4" - cut 2 and popped for dimension
Flower without face - printed and cut at 3.5"

Inside of card:

Flower with Face/Butterfly - printed and cut at 3.5"
Tulip - printed and cut at 3"
Used remainder of Background paper from the front to decorate edges on inside of card

Sentiments were generated with Microsoft Word

When the Imagine first came out, I told Mom that I would never buy one of those!  HA, the old adage of "Never Say Never" is sooooo true!!  I'm glad Mom enabled me.  She was just paying me back for all the times that I've enabled her into buying something!!

We appreciate your visits and your comments!  Please come back again tomorrow - we'll be here!  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Victorian Hat - Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 114

I know Donna never thought she would see the day that I said "Too Much Pink".  But I think I overdid it in this one.  LOL.  I've used this Victorian Hat digistamp before but not the same way.

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Paper - Printed from the Heirloom Imagine Cartridge
Background mats - printed and cut from the Damask Decor Cricut Cartridge.  I used the Imagine to flood fill the cuts with color, then print and cut them.
Digital Image - "priscillastyles" Victorian Hat.  
Promarkers used to color image:
Flower - Pale Pink, Baby Pink
Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest
Hat Band - Black
Hat - Tan, Caramel
Hat Stand - Almond, Putty

Click here to go to the MMSC 114.  The Design Team will give you lots of inspiration.  All the details of the challenge are on the blog.  These are the sketches for this week's challenge.

Challenges I will enter my card in:
The Crazy Challenge - Ribbons 
Creative Stamp Friends - Monochrome 
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - No Sentiment

Thanks for your visits and comments.  We hope to see you again tomorrow.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, July 25, 2011

Heart Song Challenge - Mini-Tutorial

At Heart Song Challenges today we were asked to include a mini-tutorial with our challenge card.  I chose Leah's "Jaspar" to make my card.  Rather than color him I printed him on pattern paper.  I did color his little heart nose.

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - KandCo. - Classic K. Bailey Paper Stack
Digital Image - Jaspar from Heart Song Designs Store
Martha Stewart  - Lattice Punch Around The Page Punches
Fanfold Paper Flower - Cut 12" strip from cardstock or pattern paper.  Determine how wide you want your flower to be and cut the strip of paper half that width, i.e., if you want your flower to be 3" cut strip 1 1/2 in. wide.  Use scoreboard to score 12" strip every 1/4".  Fanfold strip, Glue the ends together.  Gather up like a teepee, then push down to form flower.  Adhere to a  1 1/4 circle of paper.  Be sure to push center together as much as you can.  Decorate with an embellishment on top.

I know most of you already know how to make this flower so thanks for allowing me to go on about it.  Thank you for stopping by today.  We love your visits and comments.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

From The Depths of My Mistakes A Card Grows

I was working on a card for my Monday post today.  I had all my pieces cut and ready to assemble.  Well, I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing so I pasted my base cut on the card upside down.  What to do?  I had printed the rose from the Better Together Imagine cartridge on a glossy white on white paper  the other day when I was practicing with my Imagine.  The color blended so well with the paper, I decided to turn a mistake into another card.  This is the result.  Very simple.

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background paper - KandCo. Classic K. Bailey - double sided
Better Together - Icon Image - Rose printed and cut at 3.5".  I printed 2 and popped one on top of the other for dimension. 
Martha Stewart Lattice Punch Around The Page punches

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

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Quick Imagine and Cricut Purse Card

I've been playing around with the beta version of Provocraft's Cricut Craft Room.  "Playing" is the operative word here.  I can't get my Imagine to cut with it.  However, I did get my E2 to work with it.  If they can get all the bugs out of it, it will be a very good product.  I hope they don't release it before it's ready.

I used CCR to design the Cricut Card below.  This first card I made with the Imagine.  These are just fast and simple cards.  

Card Recipe
Imagine Cartridge Better Together - Purse card is from the Bonus Content.  Cut at 10".
George Cricut Cartridge - Circles cut from gold glitter to make clasp on top of purse.
Prima flowers on front 

Card Recipe:
Background paper - Anna Griffin Carolina Collection.  I chose a multi-pattern paper.  It reminds me of a Vera Bradley purse I have.
Forever Young Cricut cartridge - Page 56.  Weld two of the Purse2 features together at the bottom.  Then fold to make card.
George Cricut Cartridge - cut circles from gold glitter paper for the clasps on top of the purse.
Prima flower for the front.

Like I said these are fast and simple but they would make a good card for a young lady.  I'm thinking of one of my little nieces.  Thank you for visiting with us today.  We will look for you again tomorrow.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Thursday, July 21, 2011

DAISY - Digital Delights by Louby Lou

Hi Everyone - Look at this little cutey "Daisy" from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  I wanted to make a card with "Daisy" because she reminded me of how my Mom used to fix my hair when I was a little girl.  My pigtails would be pulled so tight that my hair would be sore the next day.

Card Recipe:

Covered 5 x 7 card with Blue cardstock
Grass - Bazzill Green Cardstock cut with Cricut Zooballoo Cartridge
Fence - Bazzill Brown Cardstock cut with Cricut Old West Cartridge at 4 x 2.5"
Sun with Cloud - cut with Celebrate with Flourish
Daisy - Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Promarkers used to color Daisy: 
             Shoes - Crimson, Burnt Sienna
             Hair - Canary, Buttercup
             Clothes & Socks - Powder Blue, Denim Blue
             Skin - Almond, Blush

Please check out Digital Delights for all the wonderful digi stamps offered.  Also, please check out the creations by all the Design Team members.  Thank you for stopping by, we appreciate your visits.  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stand Up Coco & Popcorn Monkey Candy Holder - TBBB

Hi Everyone - I made the items below using digi stamps and digi papers from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  These items are part of Wendy's at Digital Delights new release.  If you're looking for digis for a circus party, invitations, head over to Digital Delights.  I think you will find what you're looking for.

Card Recipe:

Digi Stamp - Stand Up Coco from Digital Delights
Digi Papers - Dots & Hats, Clowns & Cannons, White Diamonds - Digital Delights
Promarkers used to color:
    Hair - Gold, Pumpkin
    Hose - Crimson, Poppy
    Jacket - Canary, Yellow, True Blue
    Gloves & Socks - Red
    Pants - Poppy, Crimson

Candy/Popcorn Holder - cut at Fit To Page using the Cricut Expression and TBBB Cartridge.  The holder was covered with Stars & Cannons and White Diamonds digi papers by Digital Delights.  Promarkers were used to color the digi stamp which was popped for dimension.

I've entered this card in the following challenges:, must have birthday sentiment - Anything goes - Animals - 1E, SIO - Anything goes blog hop challenge  - July challenge - Anything goes  - Sketch

Funny story about the circus.  Several years ago, my husband and I being the good parents that we are thought we would take Jacob to the circus.  We went in, sat down, and the vendors came by with a flashing lightsaber.  Well, that was all she wrote - Jacob wanted the lightsaber and could care less about the circus.  Well, we made it to intermission before buying the lightsaber and once it was purchased, Jacob announced that he was ready to go.  We said, "don't you want to stay for the rest of the circus."  "No," he said, "I wanna go home."  You know why he wanted to go home?  To play with his lightsaber.  We should have just gone to Walmart and bought a lightsaber and saved all the money we wasted going to the circus.  Kids!!!

Well, thanks for stopping by today.  Your visits and your comments are welcome!  As my grandmother always said when we were leaving her house, "Ya'll come back now, you here?"  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lemon Flower Paper for Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 113

I love the new paper stack from DCWV.  It's called Lemon Flower.  It has yellows, greens, silver, black in many different patterns.  Today for the Midnight Madness Sketch  Challenge, I decided to use it.  This is one time I chose my paper first before I colored my images.  I usually do it the opposite.  I'm using Priscillastyles Floral Trio which can be found in her store.   I don't mean to sound prideful but I do like the way this card came out.  

Card Recipe:
5X7 Card Base
Background paper - DCWV Lemon Flower paper stack and glitter
Digital Image - Priscillastyles Floral Trio
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge - for the different labels behind the flowers .  I can't seem to make a card without reaching for this cartridge.  It is one of the best Provocraft has come out with.
Opaline Designer Half Pearls
Silver Ribbon
Chalk for shading background of flowers
Promarkers used to color image:
Bottom Flower - Buttercup, Sunflower, Gold
Other Flowers - Primrose, Buttercup
Leaves - Lime Green, Forest
Frames - Forest Green

Here are the sketches to use for the challenge.  Please check out the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog to see the great inspirations from the design team.  They're an awesome group.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Let me know when you post a card to the challenge blog so I can go see it.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, July 18, 2011

Heart Song Challenge - Lace on Kraft Paper

Hi, dear friends.  I hope your weekend was superb.  We had a great service at church this morning.  Heard a great message that has caused me to do some thinking.  Have you ever had one of those Sundays when you leave church and you can't remember what the preacher said?  Today was not one of those days.  

The challenge we're working with at Heart Song Inspirations this week is: "Lace And/OR color on Kraft Colored Paper.  I chose "Rosa and Bird" for my card.  I thought Leah did an exceptional job on her.  After I colored her, I put lace around her.  I did not have colored Kraft paper so I used the original.  After I added Rosa to the Kraft paper, I couldn't think of a thing that would enhance the card, so this one is clean and simple.

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background paper - Embossed Kraft Paper
Digital Image - Rosa and Bird from Heart Song Store.
Promarkers used to color image:
Flower - Light Peach, Peach, Leaf Green, Forest Green
Headband - Soft Peach, Cool Aqua, Almond
Hair - Tan, Cinnamon, Apricot
Skin - Satin, Dusky Pink, Coral
Dress - Soft Peach, Peach, Almond, Cool Aqua
Bird - Lime Green, Turquoise, Cool Aqua
Wings - Tea Green, Blender to lighten the color

Leah also released a new image today which is really nice.  You can find it in the store also.  Here is a watermarked image of it.  I can't wait to play with this one.

Challenges I will enter my card in:
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Elegance and Lace
By The Cute and Girly - Things With Wings
The Craft Garden - Use a bird

Thank you all for visiting us.  Please let us hear from you.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Friday, July 15, 2011

Doodle Pantry's Top Notch Artist - Oh My!!

I was contacted by Kris Breach of Doodle Pantry that I'm going to be featured today as a Top Notch Artist.  Click on the link to see their post.  I looked back through my posts and the first digital image I colored and used was from Doodle Pantry.  Laurie Wilson is the owner/illustrator.  She is very talented and I love working with her images.  Thank you, Doodle Pantry, for this honor.

Here is the first card I made using a Doodle Pantry Image.  I adore this little bird.
 This is a card I created this week using the newly released digital image "Wild Rose".  
 Card Recipe:
5X6.5 card base
Background paper - DCWV Blossom Song Stack 
Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge - label for flowers and bird cut at 4.5X5.5 - Page 43 - Oblong Shift feature
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Kassie's Brocade
Digital Image by Doodle Pantry - Wild Rose, Wild Rose Berries and Sentiment
Promarkers used to color image:
Roses - Cerise, Carmine
Berries - Buttercup, Cerise
Leaves - Forest, Pine
Center - Sunflower, Gold

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope your weekend will be spectacular.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Thursday, July 14, 2011

We Had To Choose Another Winner For Our Blogaversary

We waited a week for Kathy from Bethlehem, PA to get in touch with us regarding winning our prize.  Unfortunately, she didn't leave a way to contact her so we had to draw someone else.  The Winner is.......

Anonymous said... Congratulations! What an achievement!

She did leave an email address and I have sent her a message.  As soon as we get her info we will send her prize to her.  

Thanks, everyone, for playing along with us.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Wishing You Showers of Blessings - Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Hi Everyone!!  Today is my first creation as a designer for Digital Delights by Louby Loo!!  I simply love all the digis that Wendy creates and was thrilled when I was chosen to serve on her Design Team.  Please visit the website at to view all the wonderful digis offered there!!  I'm sure that you'll find something that you like.

For my first card, I selected the Dilly Duck In The Rain (colored) digi.  I was hoping the umbrella might bring us some rain here in Georgia.  For the card, I used:

Cardstock:  Red Bazzill and DCWV patterned paper
Scalloped Ovals:  cut using Lacy Labels Cartridge using white and yellow cardstock
Border:  MS Deep Cut Punch
Flowers and Card Candy - Michael's $1 bins

Please check back every Thursday to see the new creations made using digis from Digital Delights.  Also, when you visit the website, please check out all the other creations of the Design Team members.  There are a lot of talented crafters on this team.

Thanks for stopping by because we really appreciate your visits and comments!!  Until another day, God Bless You!! Donna

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Imagine & Cricut Cards

Happy Wednesday, Everyone.  I hope your week is going exactly as you planned.  I can't complain about mine.  There are things I need to do outside but can't because of the heat.  So I've spent my time today making two cards.  This one is made with the Imagine.

Card Recipe:
Country Carnival Imagine cartridge.  I cut the card from the Bonus Section on Page 43 at 4.25 X 5.5".  Then I cut the Paisley from the Icons section at around 2" twice.  Put foam adhesive between the two and adhered to card.  Simple, huh.  

I wanted to show our followers who don't have an Imagine how to make this card using the Expression.  This is the card I came up with.

Card Recipe:
A2 card base
Background Paper - KandCo. Classic K Bailey Stack
Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut cartridge - cut one of the flowers at 1.5", 1.25, 1".   Cut the other at 1.25", 1.0", and .75".  You can make as many flowers as you wish.  I just chose to make 2.  Curl edges up.
Martha Stewart Punch for the leaves.  The Mother's Day Bouquet cart has leaves on it too, so you could cut them on your Expression.
Essentials cartridge for the scalloped border-cut at 1.5"
Florals Embellished cart for the Paisley.
Ribbon with a sentiment or stamp your sentiment on the card.

I had fun doing these cards.  Of course the last one took longer but I think it turned out very nicely.  Which do like best?  Leave me a comment.  Thanks for visiting with us today.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #112

I made a card Monday that I will be using twice this week.  Today I will use it for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #112.  Remember, every week .it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.  The Design Team has made some beautiful cards you will find inspiration from.  Our sponsor for the month of July is Petaloo so be sure and check out the blog above.

My card features one of Priscilla's butterflies.  I love butterflies and flowers so I use them often.

Card Recipe:
5X6.5 card base
Background paper - DCWV Blossom Song Stack 
Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge - label for flowers and bird cut at 4.5X5.5 - Page 43 - Oblong Shift feature
 Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Kassie's Brocade
Digital Image by Priscillastyles - Butterfly Set 
Promarkers used to color image:
Butterfly - Gold, Pumpkin, Cool Grey 5, White Gel Pen.

Here are the sketches for this week.  I do hope you will join us for this challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  We appreciate your comments.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, July 11, 2011

Digital Delights by Louby Lou Design Team

Hi Everyone!!! I'm so excited today! I just received notification that I have been selected to serve on the Digital Delights By Louby Loo Design Team. I've been a follower of Digital Delights for a long time and have made many cards and other projects using their digi stamps. I am very honored to have been selected and hope that you will visit "Louby Loo." I know you'll definitely find something that you like!!
God Bless!! Donna

Please join me in congratulating Donna on her appointment.  I'm so proud of her.  Love you, Donna.  You will be a good addition to the Design Team.

Heart Song Challenge - Summertime

Today is Heart Song Challenge.  The theme for today is Summertime (whatever this means to you) AND/OR don't use any patterned paper.  I really wanted to use patterned paper with this image but didn't.  We would love for you to join in and let us know what Summer is to you.  Leah is providing a free digi for anyone who wants to use it.

I chose Leah's Very Cherry Frame for my card.  It can be found here.

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background paper - Card stock embossed with the Cuttlebug Floral Screen embossing folder
Digital Image - Very Cherry Frame by Leah Cornelius.
Digital Sentiments - Rainbow Echo Designs - Summer Loving Sentiments.  This was a freebie I downloaded so I'm not sure of the website.  You could probably Google it and find it.
Scalloped shape is an image on the Cricut Imagine.  I flood filled it with pink color from the Nursery Tails Imagine Cartridge.  I am totally having a ball playing with this new "toy".
Gem Butterflies
Promarkers used to color image:
Cherries - Red, Berry Red
Blossoms - Pale Pink, Cerise
Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest Green
Frame - Pale Pink

Here is a watermarked view of the image.

Now don't forget to swing by Heart Song Designs and see all the creations the Design Team have created.  There are some really talented ladies in this group.  I'm glad they let me play with them.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Look forward to seeing you tomorrow.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Sunday, July 10, 2011

AND THE WINNER IS.....................


 Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us on our first year blogaversary.  We look forward to this coming year and more celebrations.  Our winner is Kathy in Bethlehem, PA.  This is her comment.

Congratulations on your 1 year blog.
I enjoy receiving your blog everyday and think you are both such talented ladies.

Bethlehem, PA

Kathy, if you will send us an email, we will get your goodies to you.  Our email is   Thanks again to all our wonderful followers for your encouragement throughout this past year.  We look forward to what we can all learn in the future.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Saturday, July 9, 2011

You're A Cut Above - Locker Talk

Hi Everyone! I don't know how many of you have watched the new show Extreme Couponer but I love to use coupons. I started couponing about a year ago and I wish that I had all the money that I have wasted in 23 years of marriage by not using coupons. I said all that to say that some of my volunteers found out that I like to use coupons and have started to bring me the coupons out of their papers. Some of them even go as far as to go ahead and cut them out for me! I so appreciate their generosity and decided to make them a little thank you card.

Card recipe

Locker Talk Cartridge - Card Feature cutting card at 8.25" x 5"

Scissors cut using the same cartridge and popped for dimension

Word used for Sentiment

These are very simple cards to make but were so appreciated by my volunteers. They're such wonderful people and I have the best job in the world.
Thanks for stopping by today. We so enjoy your visits and your comments. Until another day, God Bless You, Donna!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Imagine Birthday Card

Since I've had my new toy only a week, I am still fascinated by it.  It makes card making so easy.   I wish Provocraft would get the bugs out of Craft Room so we can use it with the E2 and the Imagine.  Oh well, I guess in due time.  Here is a little birthday card I whipped up today using the Imagine.  

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Anna Griffin Carolina Collection - I could have printed paper but I've got tons of paper I need to use.
Lori's Garden Imagine Cartridge - Page 20 for the Label with the flowers and butterfly - cut at 3".  Page 22 for the Birthday Greeting.  I think I cut it at 1.5".  I popped the images with foam adhesives.  I love this cartridge.  It has flowers, butterflies, birds, all the froo-froo stuff I like. 
Lace - from Hobby Lobby
Jewels - from Michaels

We're so glad you could join us today.  We love your visits and comments.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Another Monogram Note Card - Cricut Cartridges

Remember this Imagine note card from yesterday?

Well for those of you who do not have an Imagine, I thought I would create one using Cricut cartridges.  Here it is.  Not too much difference, is there?

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - SEI White Elegance
Damask Decor cartridge- Page 31 - Silhouette feature - base and shadow 
Calligraphy cartridge for the frame for the monogram - Page 78 - Inspiration and Inspiration Blackout
Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the letter - base and shadow.
Double ruffle ribbon - from Hobby Lobby
Pearls - from Michaels 

I put the different elements together with foam adhesives to give it dimension.  It's a simple but elegant card.  I have to admit, the one with the Imagine was much easier.  These would make a nice set of note cards for someone special. 

Thank you for your visit today.  We hope to see you again tomorrow.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monogram Note Card - My First Imagine Card

As I mentioned before, my replacement Imagine arrived last Friday.  I'm really enjoying playing with it.  This is my first card using it.  I used the Baby Boutique Imagine Cartridge.  This cartridge has a really nice monogram feature.

Card Recipe:
A2 card base
Background Paper - SEI White Elegance
Baby Boutique Imagine Cartridge - Monogram elements cut at 3".  I put foam adhesives between the elements to give it dimension.
Black ruffled ribbon 

While Jacob was here, he found a round stool with wheels that my husband used to wheel around the car to shine the tires.  My driveway has a slight dip, so Jacob took to riding the stool from the garage down the driveway.  Since it was a slight dip, I had to push him some of the time.  That was okay, but then he insisted I let him push me.  He thought that was so funny.  I'm sure my neighbors thought I had lost my mind.  All you that are grandparents know you do things you wouldn't ordinarily do for those "grand"children.  You that don't have grandchildren, see what you have to look forward to?  They keep you young.

Thanks for visiting us today.  We hope you will come back tomorrow.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

We're One Year Old!!!

Be sure to scroll down for newer posts.

Can you believe it?  On July 3rd, 2010 we started Daily Grace Creations.  The time has flown by so fast.  We knew very little about blogging when we started and truthfully, there is still so much we need to learn.  

We have come so far.  We now have 392 followers and have had over 32,200 visits.  So we have reason to celebrate.  We have a gift for one lucky follower.  The picture is below.  I'm going to leave this post up through Wednesday.  If you are a follower, please leave a comment below.  If you are not a follower, please consider if that is something you want to do.  If you do, then become a follower and leave a comment.  Be sure to leave a way for us to contact you if you are the winner.  If you have a blog, please consider posting our prize on your blog to help us celebrate, then leave us a comment to that effect for a second chance to win.

Thank you for the encouragement you have given us over the past year.  We hope you have found some inspiration to release your creativity.  You have blessed us tremendously.  God Bless You All!!!  Peggy and Donna 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #111

Good Morning, everyone.  I hope you are having a wonderful day.   It's time for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  Did you get a chance to join us last Tuesday?  I hope so.  This week I chose Priscilla's Rose Tea Pot found here. 

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - KayandCo. Black and Ivory fusion
Digital Image - Priscillastyles Rose Tea Pot.  
Elegant Cakes Cricut Cartridge - Page 48 - Rose Border @ .75"
Stamping up Corner Punch
Promarkers used to color image:
Teapot - Primrose, Soft Lime, Gold Gel Pen
Flowers - Orchid, Amethyst

Here are the sketches to use when creating your card for the challenge.  As usual, you can make it fancy, casual for somewhere in between.  I look forward to seeing you creations.

My house is reverberating with silence.  Donna came this weekend and got Jacob.  He's a hoot.  He surmised in his 10 year old brain that based on the percentage of our weight to our age, we weigh the same thing.  He's just gotten interested in wrestling so he asked me if there was a place here that would spray tan him.  He keeps asking me and Donna if we can see his abs.  All we can see is his ribs but we don't want to hurt his feelings.  There's never a dull moment when he's around.

Thanks for joining us today.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July, Everyone.  I hope you are enjoying your holiday and remembering the sacrifices made by our troops, past and present.  Our forefathers paid a huge price for our independence and I'm so thankful.

This afternoon, while Donna napped and Craig and Jacob went to see "Transformers", I  made this card for the holiday.

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge - Flag Cutout - Notecard feature
Digital Sentiment from Create with TLC
Ribbon and jewels from Michaels

I got my replacement Imagine, updated by Provocraft, Friday and I'm loving it.  I used it to cut out the 4th of July card using the Stand and Salute cartridge.  

Thank you for visiting today.  We have had a wonderful year, thanks to you.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy