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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Well, the hour is drawing closer when the new year 2011 will begin. I just wanted to let all of you who drop in for a visit know that I appreciate you. I pray that the new year, for each and every one of you, will be filled with blessings, prosperity, and boundless joy. Happy New Year to you all!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Here's to you....

Happy New Year for my daughter...


Nappy {Hic} Yew Hear...

Translated as "Happy New Year!!!"....


Candy, candy, candy....

A fantastic candy package with 18 new stamps from different companies is being given away by Delicious Papercrafting with Kristy Young.  Better stop by for your chance to's easy, but you only have until Jan. 17, 2011.  Don't miss your chance!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Not the new year yet, but off to a great year end!

I just got an e-mail from Paulette's Papers  that I won her Stocking Stuffer Blog Candy shown here:

It contains:  Unity Stamp set ‘This is the Time', Sterling Sparkle Fibers, Heidi Swapp Writer’s Block Squares, Heidi Swapp Acrylic Heart Stamp, and Celery Green Shabby Vintage Ribbons.  It's my first blog candy win, so it's pretty exciting.  Thank you!!!


Friday, December 24, 2010

a day for daisies card...

This is a card I did with the 200-member free image that a day for daisies offered in their group on Crafters Digital Art Center.  Hope you like it.  This will be winging it's way to my granddaughter, Alexis; love you, baby!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Still in shock...

I just received an e-mail from McMahon Five Design offering me the Guest Designer spot for their company for the month of January.  Did I accept?  You bet I did!  What an honor for me.  Now I will just hope and pray I have the materials on hand to meet their design challenges.  Ya'll wish me luck!

I am certain by now that everyone knows the pink ribbons represent Breast Cancer Awareness.  There are other colored ribbons that represent different causes.  I am listing those causes and their ribbon colors for the month of January.

Cervical Health Awareness Month - Teal & White Ribbon

National Birth Defects Prevention Month - Pink & Blue

Thyroid Awareness Month - Pink, Blue & Teal (tri-color)

Glaucoma Awareness Month - Green Ribbon  


Saturday, December 18, 2010

A challenge card...

I rushed to make this card and get it posted by Friday for a "Friday's Challenge" on another blog.  Got it done, rushed to site (early Friday afternoon) to see she had already picked winners.  Most challenges end later in the day on the day they are due....oh, well.  Lesson learned.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

The reason for the season...

A  friend of mine, Charlene, had the below verse on her blog Charlene's Card Creations.  I asked her if I could repost it here.  She told me a friend had sent it to we don't know the origin.  If you are the author, thank you.  Charlene stated, quite correctly, that it has become politically incorrect to let it be known you are Christian.  We are not supposed to even say Merry Christmas any more.  No offense to any other religions.  You are allowed the freedom in the United States of America to worship in the manner you choose.  Allow everyone else the same choice.  Jesus is the reason for the season!!

*Twas the month before Christmas*
*When all through our land,*
*Not a Christian was praying*
*Nor taking a stand.*
*See the PC Police had taken away,*
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
* December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.*
*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
*Something was changing, something quite odd! *
*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda..*
*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
* At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*
*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*
*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*
*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'*
*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
Not Happy Holiday !*
Please, all Christians join together and
Wish everyone you meet during the
Holidays a
Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!

I am proud to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!!!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Inktegrity Design Team Anything Goes Challenge...

Inktegrity Design Team is hosting an Anything Goes challenge...this is my entry.  The image is Missy Christmas by Philomena O'Neill at Phindy's Place.  I had previously given image credit to the wrong artist and I apologize for the error.


Bugaboo Stamps Black Friday Card Challenge....

Bugaboo Stamps Black Friday Challenge is having a card challenge ending Dec. 4th.  The challenge was to have a black background and to have the main idea centered around giving.  This is my entry.


Monday, November 29, 2010

I Brake for Stamp Inchies Challenge

Here is a photo I took of a card I entered for the most recent I Brake for Stamp challenge.  We had to cut our backgrounds or focal image into 1 inch to 1-1/4" squares and post them on our card.  Two went in the trash before I wound up with this one.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

BeeCee Artistic Digital Images....

BeeCeeArtistic Digital Images is having their monthly challenge for November.  The link will take you to a comments page.  Scroll to the very bottom for the details on this months challenge.  This is my entry for that challenge.  Hope you like her; this is the Angelica Angel from Bev's digi images.

                                   BeeCeeArtistic Digital Images - Angelica Angel


Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Card Maker's Rights...

I found this in Gina K's forums...thought you all might appreciate it.  I did, anyway!

A card touches us – somehow, a small folded piece of paper can comfort, celebrate, reach out or just say hello. Creating a handmade card is an honorable and important task. 

As a cardmaker, you are entitled (but not limited) to the following rights:
  • You have the right to take as long as you want to complete one handmade card. This may be five minutes or two weeks.
  • You have the right to send a card for no other reason than to show off your new stamp, embellishment or technique.
  • You have the right to create a fabulous card for your husband, partner or roommate – just because you know it will stay in your house.
  • You have the right to spread your cardmaking things out all over, just to admire them.
  • You have the right to purchase a certain cardmaking item for no other reason than because a) you like it; b) you think it's cute; c) you'll never find it again, or; d) you know you'll use it someday.
  • You have the right to reserve using your most precious supplies on cards only for recipients who will truly appreciate them.
  • You have the right to a workspace of your own. This may be the basement, your college student's old bedroom or the kitchen table.
  • You have the right to make cards when inspiration strikes – whether the dishes are done or not.
  • You have the right to request peaceful, kid-free, stress-less cardmaking time - guilt-free.
  • You have the right to let the handmade card be the gift, too.
  • You have the right to value your personal style.
  • You are creating a treasure - and part of that treasure is you.
~Author Unknown


I received a blog award...

Thank you Shelley (Wild Frog's Artwork & Creations) for the award.  Here it is:

To accept this award, I must do the following:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded me this award
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

To accept this award I must list eight things about goes.
     1.  I am grateful for my family and their love.
     2.  I love my fur babies dearly; their love is unconditional.
     3.  Besides making cards, I knit, crochet, do counted cross stitch, sew and love to work in my
     4.  I would love to take a long cruise to Mexico or a remote island (not a tourist trap island).
     5.  I would love to learn to scuba dive.
     6.  I have started a gratitude journal so that when I am having a "poor me" day, I can read
          through it and realize just how lucky I am.
     7.  I am grateful everyday that I can wake up and enjoy this wonderful world.
     8.  I am grateful and amazed at the online friends I have made.  It is truly wonderful that people
          who have never met are so sharing and caring.  I have run into many angels online!!

Okay, folks...I went to your blogs and copied your blog addresses.  If you recognize yours and haven't heard from me, it's because you don't list your email or your blog addresses return an error message.  So come claim this award!


Thanks for all the comments...

I would just like to take a minute and thank everyone who stops by and leaves a comment (I love comments).

I would also like you all to know that I do answer each and every comment (or I try to).  Some of you have not enabled contact information to be shared and, lately, I have had trouble getting the email links to work.  So, if you have not heard from me, it is not that I am not reading the posts and am just ignoring you.  I will keep trying to reach those that I can!

Happy holidays to everyone!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Pattie's Creation Sketch Challenge...

I didn't think I had a Pattie's Creations image that was appropriate for the challenge, so I made this card using the sketch and a Michelle Perkett image.  I have since decided one of Pattie's images I have will make a cute card so will be doing another one.


Phindy's Place Weekly Challenge

Every week you will find a new challenge at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog.  This week the challenge is metal.  The metal in my image for this challenge is the metal tinsel that makes the halo for Phindy's image Christmas Carol.  I hope you enjoy it!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cricut Cartridge Giveaway....

Erin Lee Creative is giving away the New Arrival Cricut Cartridge.  Don't miss out on this opportunity!!


Christmas Card Challenge...

Little Missy Christmas was made for a Christmas card challenge; only to find out I missed the deadline.  Oh, well.  I'm not real happy with the photo.  Missy's entire background is chalked a pale green and there's a lot of sparkle that doesn't show.  But I still think she's a happy little image!

Everyone have a wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving!!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A card from an anonymous friend...

Isn't this lovely!  I forgot to check my mail this past Saturday and found this in my mailbox Monday.  What a wonderfully cheery way to start the day.  My secret friend, thank you!  You made my day!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Handmade by Gem Christmas Candy...

Handmade by Gem is giving away this wonderful gift of Christmas goodies.  The drawing will be held on December 12, 2010 at midnight.  Don't forget to get your entry in!


Meredith Scraps Christmas Card challenge...

Meredith Scraps is having a Christmas Card Challenge being sponsored by Oh My Crafts.  She lives in Australia so has asked no snowy scenes be submitted; I can't imagine!!  I am showing the card I am submitting.  Sorry the photo is not real clear.  It's the photographer, not the camera...a bad shaking day.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Two free stamps to say thank you in November...

During November, Place a $100 US order ($117.50 CAN) on my website and get the Stamp of the Month FREE and anotherStamp Set of Your Choice FREE from the 2010 Autumn Winter Idea Book!!!! Up to $45.90 US ($53.90 CAN) value you will be getting FREE!  THAT IS ALMOST 50% MORE FREE! It's just our way of imparting a little MORE thanks to you for being a great customer.


Paper punch storage...

One of my favorite stops online is Creations By Christie.  She has made a video on how she stores her paper punches that is very good.  Paper punches can be hard to organize but I believe she has found a good solution.  You can check out her video here.

Imaginisce Blog Release Party...

Imaginisce is giving away some wonderful candy to celebrate the new release of their Enchanted Collection line.  Check out these die cut titles.  Aren't they wonderful; I would sure love having them and you have a shot at it to.  These titles are only some of the goodies available in the new line!!


Elton John - Can you feel the love tonight Live (Rare Video)


Monday, November 15, 2010

A happy birthday card...

Pattie's  Creations image, chalks and bling


Friday, November 12, 2010

Bearydo Paperie: Cardmaking photography tips

Bearydo Paperie: Cardmaking photography tips

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What a prize...

Going Buggy is giving away a complete set of 148 Promarkers...awesome, or what?  Check it have until the 14th to enter.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kristi's Paper Creations: Pink And Black Thinking Of You Card

Kristi's Paper Creations: Pink And Black Thinking Of You Card: "Last weekend I was out and about and decided to drop by Tuesday Morning. I was in the neighborhood and thought they might have some card mak..."
Spesch Designer Stamps is giving away this set of four stamps; but ends Nov. 8th!


Thursday, November 4, 2010


For those of you who know me, you are aware of the medical problems I am facing.  I put out a plea for crafting supplies at a reasonable price, since my stock is so sparse.

I just wanted to let you know that my God sends angels in many sizes, shapes, forms and ways.  I have received some wonderful gifts from some of His angels.  I am pretty teary-eyed right now.  I am in awe of the love that has been sent my way.

Thank you just does not say how grateful I am.  You know who you are.  I hope that you are blessed each and every day for the blessings you have seen fit to give to me.

My heart and prayers are with each and every one of you!!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pattie's Creations Color Challenge

Hi everyone.  Pattie's Creations Design Challenge has a color challenge going on.  Hopefully, I can get this in before the deadline.  Computer picture again...sorry.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

More on Cardathon...

I know you can't read it, but the sentiment on the top front of the card reads, "Love is the Light of Christmas".


Hi everyone!  A Cardathon was hosted by a forum group I belong to today.  I participated in it and learned a lot.  One of our members graciously led a real-time tutorial in making an easel card.  An easel card is a project I have never attempted before.  There were members from the States and other countries all participating at the same time.  Besides learning something (me, that is), we all got to chat at the same time. I am posting my first attempt at an easel card here.  I apologize for the quality of the photograph.  I have not yet been able to replace my digital camera, so this was taken with my computer.  I would appreciate any comments you may have....whether it is on how poorly the card photographed or my beginning attempt!!  Hope everyone has a great evening!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wild Frog's Artwork & Creations

You should put a stop at Shelley's blog, Wild Frog's Artwork & Creations.  Her images are fantastic and she's giving away some fantastic blog candy.


Win this bracelet...

I know, again, it's not card making related.  But how would you like to win this beautiful charm bracelet?  Check out Charm Bracelet Diva for your chance.  While you are there, check out the rest of her gorgeous jewelry!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Feline Playful Blog Candy

What a bunch of loot...I sure wouldn't mind winning this wonderful stash.  Check out Karen's blog, Feline Playful, to get a chance at these goodies!


Friday, October 15, 2010

It's not a craft freebie, but it is time for Breast Cancer Awareness!

Pop over to A Jeweled Life.  Chavon is giving away some neat prizes for Breast Cancer Awareness!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's a glorious Sunday in Georgia!

Good morning everyone!  I am in Paper Craft Planet, Guylou's, a bunch of other sites making wonderful friends that I hope to be lifelong.  They share not only cards, but one another's lives.  It warms the heart.

I made a "grunge" card.  Long story behind it.  I never got into the grunge music but a family member (much younger) did.  It's real heavy, loud music.  A lot of the fans wore dark clothing, chains; can you kind of grasp it?  Well, this is my interpretation of a "grunge" Christmas card for that family member.  It is not irreverent at all;  I consider it my interpretation of grunge music on a card.  It was fun to make.  Used my Cricut, DP paper, glitter pen, gem brad, small rhinestones, bleach effect and on and on.  Hope you can catch the sparkle...and please don't laugh too loudly!

My digital camera was stolen by a  "friend"; tried my camera phone (yuk!), so I went to my computer cam.  This is the best I could do.  I tried to hide me (lol) and show the card....

Have a blessed day!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Saturday and happy Card Making Day to everyone! Have a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gina K.

Pop over to Gina K.'s blog on Thursday.  She is previewing new stamp sets and art work.  We  all know she (and her design team) always go over the top.  You will even have a chance to win some of her awesome products!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A rainy Sunday....

Good morning, everyone.  When I got up, I went to take the dogs outside.  Of course, they didn't want to go; heavens forbid that they get their little feet wet.   So mom (me) had to go outside and stand in the rain, I looked like an extra-large, dripping piece of really strange statuary.  But, it served the purpose....they will go out if I will.  When they were through, we all came back in, I grabbed a rather large towel, dried myself off first and then dried the three of them off.

I haven't been able to find any blog candy lately to let ya'll know about.  For two days now I have been moving my craft/yarn/sewing/card making supplies from one small room into a little bigger room.  I don't gave a lot of goodies, but I was surprised how much really small stuff was in there.  First and half of the second day was moving the big pieces of furniture.  I have repurposed two chest of drawers (one 3-drawer and one 6-drawer) into storage pieces, my bookshelf (only it will hold supplies while my books are on top of the larger chest of drawers).  Now I'm going through all that small stuff and trying to decide how to organize them.  Anyway, I hope to be finished today.  Wish me luck!

Each and every one of you have a blessed day.  I will try to find some goodies to post for you.  My craft table is set up again, so I can actually start making cards again by tonight (fingers crossed)....hooray!  'Bye for now.....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blog Candy......

Good Tuesday, everyone!  I was just at Claudia Rosa's blog Pretty Blessings.  She has a great site and wonderful artwork; do stop by her site.  She is also giving away three Whiff of Joy stamps of your choice....isn't that worth the effort of a peek?  Have a  blessed day.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sorry for those who were offended...

I have received negative feedback about my post about my Missy.  Well, I am not going to apologize.  Yes, this is meant to be a stamper's blog.  I have read on other blogs detailed info on personal illnesses, losses, among other things.  I stand firm on my memory to my Missy.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sorry for the absence...

Born:  September 18, 2002
Heaven bound:  September 17, 2010

It is Sunday, 9/19, and it has been a while since I have posted.  Besides personal medical issues, I have had a very sick little dog.  This is my Missy girl.  She was born 9/18/2002 and headed off heaven bound 9/17/2010; just one day shy of her 8th birthday.  People ask me why I'm so upset about a dog...they say it is JUST a dog.  Well, she was my four-legged child.  I have three others, one is her daughter.  Kyla keeps looking for her mom and won't leave my side and I can't quit crying.  A friend of my daughter sent me the following poem so, Missy, this is for you!!  You took part of my heart with you, baby.

Until We Meet Again
by Raven

I see you moving slowly and your face it shows the years, but you are so very beautiful, in my eyes despite my tears.
And if my love could only hold you, forever by my side, I would never let you go, it hurts so much to say goodbye.

So today I love you best, more than words could ever say;
and in my arms I will release you, to be whole, to run, to play...

And someday when I move slowly, and my face it shows the years, I will turn to see my angel and there you'll be to ease my fears.

I'll stroke your head, you'll lick my face, we're overjoyed because we know,
our eternity has started and together we will go...

Love never ends, love never dies, it only waits...

Until we meet again....



Friday, September 3, 2010

Paper Wishes

Happy Saturday, everyone!  I just got an e-mail from Paper Wishes (one of my favorite sites) about their  Color Me paper.  This paper has a built in resist and embossed pattern.  It comes in 12 different patterns.  The video ( on this new product is great!  They mainly use distress inks, but you can use any inkpad, you can heat it slightly and add glitter, flocking or embossing powder.  In the video they show the use as well as the different looks you can get from just one pattern.  Check out the video....another great reason to grab your wallet (when you can!).

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Card making materials...

Yes, I do realize that this blog is Stampers Online.  I am utilizing card making materials; will that redeem me?

I visit the Better Homes and Gardens website quite often and I am passing on this project from their website (  I saw this and a light bulb went off...they seldom do, so you better not miss this!  I have bought adhesive backed card stock and used it quite often, but this little stroke of genius never crossed my mind.

Cut your adhesive backed fabric to fit a picture frame you may have (or bought at the $ store).  Use a square punch a little larger than the area of a photo you would like to highlight.  Peel the adhesive backing off slowly attaching to frame backing and placing photos where you want them in your little square windows.  Voila!  A customized frame....and what's to stop you from further embellishing your frame.  We all have buttons, flowers, bling, etc., all over our craft rooms.

I am including a picture.....the copyright and credit belongs to Better Home and Gardens....check them out once in a while.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jumping the gun...

Okay, people.  I'm jumping the gun here.  I'm "ascaired"  (that's Deep South for scared) to actually put any work I've done up yet, for fear of being laughed out of the blog world.  I'll work up the nerve soon, I hope.

I will always be willing to take advice or constructive criticism.  So, don't ever worry about saying, "Why in the world did you do it that way??".  I am also always looking to make new friends, too!


The Daily Marker

You will find an extremely talented stamper here.  She is also doing a great Penny Black Blog Candy giveaway.  A definite stop in your journey.

The Daily Marker

Friday, August 27, 2010

Paper, Ink, Color Blog Candy

You are missing out if your haven't checked out this blog.  Her cards are wonderful; beautiful shading and embellishments (tutorials are offered as well).  This is a picture of the fantastic blog candy she is giving away.

The link to her blog is in my sidebar. Have to hurry though; ends 8/31/2010