Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Happy Birthday To My Son

Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of my son.  When he was born I knew nothing about taking care of a baby, much less raising him to be an incredible man.  However, with the help of the Lord, through all my mistakes, he has become a good Christian man.  He's hardworking (too hard working, if you ask me), a faithful companion to my lovely daughter-in-law, and a good father to his two sons.  I'm afraid I don't get to see them as much as I would like but we live 5 hours apart.  Can you tell?  I am very proud of him.

This is the card I made him.  It is a simple card made with an Anna Griffin card topper, but it was made with love.  I love you, Brian, and am so glad the Lord gave you to me and your Dad.


Thank you for your visit today.  I hope your day is filled with Peace, Joy and Love.

God Bless You!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Come and Get It W3E Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #258 Happy Birthday
The Corrosive Challenges - M, 3E Always Anything Goes

Monday, September 18, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers - Autumn

Last week we were struggling through Hurricane Irrma, although it wasn't bad here.  My heart goes out to those affected by this terrible storm. The temperatures certainly cooled a lot and it felt like Fall.  I'm not sure if I'm ready for weather that cool just yet.  

This week at Crafty Cardmakers our theme is Autumn.  So I pulled out some fall colored cardstock and came up with this card.

Card Supplies:
Harvest Blessings - this is a Cricut Design Space file.  I cut it from 2 different rust colored pieces of cardstock.
Anna Griffin Summer/Fall embossing folders - The 6" square card base was embossed with one of the folders and the matching border folder.
Stickles - gold was applied to the "Blessings"

I like how this turned out.  The hardest part was getting the two layers away from the cardstock without tearing them up.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  Thank you for your lovely comments.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.37 - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) No.49 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.136 - (W2 of 4) Anything Goes 
Fussy and Fancy - 2W, E3, C10 - No.196 - (W1 of 2) - Fall Colors
Allsorts  W,3E - Feels Like Autumn
Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E -  It's Fall Ya'll
Scrap and Craft Inspiration M, 1st Saturday Autumnal Colours

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Graciellie Design Blog Hop- The Vine

    Are you ready for another blog hop featuring the fabulous Graciellie Design DT?  Gracie has released some new images and we got to play with them.  You are in for a treat.  I chose "The Vine" for my card.  There are two images and five lovely sentiments with this stamp.

    Close up of the image.  I added Stickles glitter to highlight it.

    Anna Griffin die used for the background

    This is the second image from the set.  I colored it with Copics and cut it out with this sentiment die.
    This is the inside of my card. The sentiment die created a ridge around the cutout so I outlined it with a marker. 

    I enjoyed working with this new release.  There are more on the other design team members blogs.  Be sure and visit them.  The next person on the blog hop is: 

    Be sure to leave a comment on each member's blog as there will be a $10 gift to Gracie's Shop.

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope you enjoy this blog hop as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you.  

    God Bless You!!!

    Challenges for this card:
    Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #37 - Anything Goes
    Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects - #50 - Always Anything Goes (Week 1
    Retarte 2W, E3 - #105 - Anything Goes  (week 2)
    Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - #185 ANYTHING GOES + ANYTHING GOES (Week 2
    Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
    Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - W, ATG except Theme on 5th Monday of a month, E3 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    My First Christmas Card 2017

    I would like to share with you today my first Christmas card of 2017.  I have some left from last year so I shouldn't  have to make too many this year.  How about you?  Have you started your Christmas cards yet.  I would love to see some of them.  Show them in the comments.  This is my first.

    Card Supplies:
    5.5"X5.5" card base made from KandCo. Christmas pad.  I have several so I can't give you the exact name.
    Red Shimmer paper embossed with AG Holiday Seasonal Folder
    Ornament - AG Christmas Die
    Merry Christmas - from Cuttlebug Seasonal Wishes Dies & Border Folders.  I used foiled paper for the ornament & sentiment.
    Gold Ribbon for the handmade bow.

    I hope you will share your Christmas cards with us (any cards for that matter).  Would love to see them.  

    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Cuttlebug Mania 2W, 3E - Anything Goes with Die Cuts and/or Embossing
    Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects - #49 - Always Anything Goes (Week 2)
    The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 2W, C15, E3 - #14 - Anything Christmas Goes (Week 1)
    Tuesday Throwdown W - #359 - Punches and/or Dies
    Christmas Card Challenges - 2W runs for 11 days, must be Christmas/Winter card, THEME IS OPTIONAL Anything Christmas/Holiday /

    Monday, September 4, 2017

    Crafty Card Makers - Monochromatic

    Welcome to Crafty Cardmakers Challenge.  The theme for this week is "Monochromatic".  I know a lot of us automatically think of black and white or various shades of brown when we think monochromatic.  I thought of going against my natural inclinations with pink.  This is my card and I like how it turned out.  I admit I struggled with it a bit..........

    At first I laid out the flowers on the the pink background with no embossing. No matter how I laid them out, it just didn't look right. Then I found this Sizzix embossing folder I had never used.  It seems to lead your eyes to the flowers.  I then added a bow and gems to complete the card along with a Happy Birthday greeting. The flowers were made using Anna Griffin 3D Flower Dies.

    Thank you for joining me today.  I hope you have a marvelous Labor Day.  Be sure to have time with your family.

    God Bless You!!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
    Craft-Dee BowZ (M P1, E3, project must have hand-made bow) Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
    Creative Craft Cottage Challenges (2W, P7/21, F, E3) #94 Let's get Sparkly
    Dies R Us Challenge (2W, P1/15, E3, die cuts) #80Die Cut handmade flowers
    Sparkles Forum Challenges (M, P15, 3E) #95 - Birthday
    World Wide Open Design Team Challenge (M, P15, E3, F, must be on DT) Always Anything Goes 

    Sunday, September 3, 2017

    DS4J New Releases - September 3

    Time for another new release at Digistamps4joy.  There are several new mandalas, deer and kidsart.  They are all fun images.  I chose Mandala #1 for my card.  I started out coloring it in, then decided to be a little radical and do something totally different.  

    I've had a Minc machine for a year or more and never played with it much. Lately, I've been giving it a go.  I decided to print my Mandala image with my laser printer.  Then I ran it through the Minc with gold foil paper.  I decided the negative image left on the gold foil would be pretty on some toner paper so I ran it back through the Minc machine.  Here is the result.
    I placed the Mandala images on some gold and black paper, added some sequins and added a sentiment.  What do you think?  I also added a sentiment to the inside with a foiled rose.
    I hope you will go to the DS4J Blog Post and check out all the new releases and see all the projects by the other members of the Design Team. 

    God Bless You!!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M - September - Anything Goes
    A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
    A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1, E3) - Always Anything Goes
    Classic Design Team Open Challenge (M, P1, E3, Must be a DT creation) Always Anything Goes

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Graciellie Design Bundle Sale

    Normally on the first of each month we have a blog hop.  However, today we are featuring some stamp set bundles that will be on sale for 30% off through the 14th of September.  You don't need a code for this discount, however on the 15th the bundles will go back to a regular price.  These are beautiful images, as you will see later in my post.  First, I want to share the image I picked for my card.

    The image I chose is Strong and Courageous from the Bold Florals Bundle.  It is a layered rose image. I printed and colored 2 of them with Copics.  I then added glitter accents to the leaves.  The background paper is from a 6X6 Best of Anna Griffin Paper Pad.  I placed my hand colored images over the flowers in the paper.  The sentiment is from the same image set.  

    Close up of the flowers

    The center of the card.  Also, one of the sentiments with Strong and Courageous.  I printed it on a laser printer, then ran it through my Minc machine and foiled it.

    Now to show you the bundles that you can purchase for 30% off until the 15th.

    These bundles can be purchased at Graceillie Design Etsy shop.  Be sure to visit Gracie's blog. There's a $15 prize to win.

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  I love reading your comments. Be sure to snatch up these beautiful bundles while you can get them at a discounted price.

    God Bless You!!!  Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.35 - Anything Goes
    Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) No.49 - Anything Goes
    Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.135 - (W4 of 4) Anything Goes
    Little C's Aloha Friday Challenge - W, 1E - Digital Image

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Crafty Cardmakers-Under The Sea/At the Beach

    The Crafty Cardmakers have been on little hiatus but we're back today.  The theme for our challenge is "Under the Sea or At the Beach".  I couldn't think of a more appropriate image than this one. This image is a product of a Kit and Clowder monthly coloring class.  It is a Conie Fong image.  These classes are so much fun and you learn so much.  

    This image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I hope you will join us at Crafty Cardmakers for our current challenge.

    Thank you for visiting today.  I love hearing from you.  Any constructive criticism is appreciated.

    God Bless You!!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Challenge Up Your Life  2W,E1, Summer  (W1 of 2)
    Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M -August - Anything Goes
    2 Sisters On The Blog (M, P1, E10) - #6 - Anything Goes
    A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything GoesCrafty Awesomeness (M P1, E3, must have coloured image) August - Always Anything Goes
    Crafty Awesomeness (M P1, E3, must have coloured image) August - Always Anything Goes

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Red Foil Fun

    Here I am with another foil card.  I think this one will go to a friend that is having a house warming Sunday afternoon.  

    The roses on this card is a free svg file from Digital Gems.  I cut the file out of toner paper and ran it through my Minc with red foil.
    The background is silver glitter paper, although the photo doesn't do it justice.  I added some red gems & silver bow.  Now to just add a sentiment and it's ready to go.

    I love your visits and comments.  Thanks for your encouragement.

    God Bless You!!!  Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Crafting By Designs - W, F, 3E - Anything Goes for August (challenge open till 8/29)
    Day Dreamer Challenges - M, last Wed of M, E3, #1 - Always Anything Goes
    The Crafty Addicts M, 3E, #39 - Anything Goes/Option of Girly
    Paper Minutes W, - #500 - Anything Goes
    Retarte 2W, E3 - #103 - Anything Goes  (week 2)

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Gold Foil Fun

    I've been noticing a lot of foiling on cards of my team mates on the Graciellie Design DT.  I have been playing with some of it this week and I made this card.  I really like it and it was easy to make.

    The gold foil design is actually the negative of an original design I used.  I'll be sharing the original another day since I messed it up. After I ran the original through the Minc machine, this pattern was left and I just placed it on a sheet of toner paper and ran it through the Minc.  I don't think this picture shows the true beauty of the gold.  I had to maneuver the camera around because I kept seeing my reflection in the card.

    Thank you for your visit today.  I hope you like my card.  More later.

    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Crafty Creations - 2W, 2E, #348- Always Anything Goes (Week 1 of 2)
    Fab 'n' Funky - W,1E, C10 - #361 - Anything Goes
    The Crafty Addicts M, 3E, #39 - Anything Goes/Option of Girly
    Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #161 - Shabby Chic/Vintage  (week 2

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Graciellie Design Inspiration Blog,

    The Graciellie Design DT  are ready for another blog hop featuring the beautiful images, digital papers and die cuts released by Gracie on August 1.  I hope you like our creations and get  inspired to jump right in and join us.  This is my card I made using the Magnolia Dreams Digital Paper Pack.

    Card Details:
    5.5" Square Card Base
    Background - All the elements on this card except the butterfly and the sentiment are from Magnolia Dreams paper.  I imported the paper with the magnolias on it into my Cricut Design Space and removed the background until I only had the magnolias.  Then I cut out 3 layers.  I adhered 2 of them together with foam adhesives and cut out the main flowers and popped them for a 3rd layer.
    Sentiment is from Gracie's Friend Collection.

    I hope you have enjoyed your visit here.  The next person on the blog hop is Regina.  Click on her name and go to her blog.

    If you didn't start the blog hop at Graciellie Design, please go back and start there and leave a comment on each participant's blog. You're in for a treat.

    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Dare 2B Artzy Challenges M, 1st Sunday, E3 - (August) Pastel Colors
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes
    Making Memories Crafting M, 3E No.8 - August - Anything Goes
    Simply Create Too - - August -  Use Flowers
    Cardz 4 Galz 2W,3E #53 Pretty Pastels (W2 of 2)
    Moving along with the Times 2W,3E #51Things that Fly (W2 of 2)

      DS4J Mid-Month Challenge Post

      It's time for team B to post some inspiration for the Digistamps4joy August challenge.  The theme this month is Anything Goes with the twist Summer.  We are in the throws of summer here in the South.  I know some of you are having winter where you are so maybe our fun cards will warm you up a bit.

      Card Supplies:
      5.5" Square card base
      Background - I used chalk to create the background
      Images - I used 2 DS4J images for this card, Beach Umbrella and Misteri - Where's Summer (pre-colored)
      Beach Umbrella was colored with Copics.
      The sentiment was a freebie from another company.  I uploaded it into Photoshop Elements (which I know very little about) and worked with it until I got the words colored.

      I'm so happy you came by for a visit today.  I hope you will go over to the DS4J Blog and see all the fabulous cards the design team made.

      I will be posting again later today regarding the Inspiration Blog Hop at Graciellie Design.

      God Bless You!!! Peggy

      Challenges for this card:
      Colouring in Scrapland - M 1st Monday, E2, winner + Top 3, No digital coloring, must have hand-colored image -  ANYTHING GOES
      Color Inspiration Monday - W, hand colored images (a weekly Top 3, a monthly prize) - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES WITH HAND-COLORED IMAGE
      Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
      Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - W, ATG except Theme on 5th Monday of a month, E3 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
      The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge M, 1st Monday, E2, SIO - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES

      Sunday, August 13, 2017

      New Release - New Artist - DS4J

      We have a new artist at Digistamps4joy.  Her name is Lyndall and draws fabulous birds and animals.  We were given a couple of her images to create a card for her release.  I chose the "Collared Sunbird-colored" for my card.

      I used Cuttlebug Bird Cages and Branches Dies and Embossing Folders for the background, branch and birdcage on this card.  The bird was already colored beautifully so he needed no help from me.
      Be sure to check out DS4J blog today to see all the other designer cards our team made.

      Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fabulous Christ-filled Sund

      God Bless You!!!  Peggy

      Challenges for this card:
      Crafting with Dragonflies 2W,1E, No rude/sexy or Halloween/witch  cards only -Embossing Wet or Dry(W1 of 2)
      Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
      Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog - M, 1st Fri, E3, C10 No. 2 - Anything Goes
      Moving along with the Times 2W,3E #51Things that Fly (W2 of 2)

      Sunday, August 6, 2017

      DS4J New Release Sunday

      Welcome to new release Sunday at Digistamps4joy.  Margy and JenLee have some new digistamps to show you.  Some are black & white so you can color them with whatever medium you choose.  Some are pre-colored if you prefer those.  Either way, there are plenty of cute images to choose from.  One of them is called "My Insect Garden" drawn by Margaret Keiser, our fearless leader.  It contains quite a few separate files like flowers, insects and toadstools.  I took 3 of the flower files, a grass file and a bee file to create my card.
      Card Details:
      A2 Card Base
      Background - Blue and Green Cardstock 
      Images - Flowers, grass, and bee from "My Insect Garden" available in the DS4J store.  The lady bugs are cricut files that I flattened, then print and cut them
      Images colored with Copics.

      Be sure to go by the Digistamp4Joy blog to see all the inspiration of the Design Team.

      Thank you for visiting with me today.  Looking forward to hearing from you.

      God Bless You!!! Peggy

      Challenges for this card:
      Crazy 4 Challenges W,1E Summer Fun
      Southern Girls 2W,1E,C10  #165 Flower Power (W2 of 2)
      Through the Purple Haze 2W, E3, C10 #130 Anything Goes
      Crafty Creations - 2W, 2E - #347- Always Anything Goes (Week 1 of 2)