I was playing with the stamp set that came with the "Believe Workshop on the Go" by CTMH.
I was inspired by a card that I saw on "the queens scene" blog.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
I have been busy making Christmas cards and before I send these ones off, I thought that I has better take a picture. These are 3 of my favorites. The stamps are from LaLa Land Crafts. I have had so much fun coloring these images. There is so much time that goes into coloring and making a card, that it becomes more than just a card but a gift. I love making homemade cards. It brings me so much joy.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.
The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room.
Instead, the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.
When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, “Things aren’t always what they seem.”
The next night, the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.
After sharing what little food they had, the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest.
When the sun came up the next morning, the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears.
Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole source of income, lay dead in the field.
The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel,
“How could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him!” She accused, “The second family had little, but was willing to share everything…and you let the cow die!”
“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied.
“When I stayed in the basement of that mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and was unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.
Then last night, as we slept in the farmer’s bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Like I said, things aren’t always what they seem.”
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I am enjoying this beautiful Fall day here in California. The weather is pleasantly warm but has that crisp feel to it. Even though I am wearing shorts and a tee shirt, I am reminded of the time that I went to visit my sister-in-law in Massachusetts. It had always been one of my dreams to visit the New England states and see the Fall foliage. What a gorgeous treat it was for me. The weather was much cooler, but we bundled up warm and drove from state to state to see the spectacular show of colors. My little Marci from LaLa Land stamps is dressed in her warm coat and hat while she enjoys the Fall show. I added gold Stickles to her buttons and hat to tie in with the glittery leaves. The paper is Dreamin' from Close to my Heart.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
I was inspired by Irina's post over at Everything Paper Crafts. She mentioned about not having time to make Halloween cards and wanting to, but the time passes by. I have the same problem. For some reason, I love to collect Halloween stamps and paper, but don't end up using them. What's with that? As a start, I cased this card from Irina and changed it up a bit. Irina is the designer of this stamp from La La Land Crafts. The paper is from Basic Grey and the fence is cut from the Cricut Cartridge "Happy Hauntings." the bats are from a Martha Stewart punch. I am going to send this card to my darling niece Emma for Halloween.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The cover of the Fall/Winter idea book from CTMH has a layout that I fell in love with the moment I saw it. I chose this layout but added my own touches to it. The paper used is called Typset and is my favorite pack in the catalog. I love the rich cocoa color with juniper and creme brûlée. The banner was cut using the new Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge from CTMH.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Some people come into your life for a season a reason or a lifetime; and I have made this card for a very special person who has come into my life for a Reason and has been a godsend. She is moving on in life and I wanted to make this special card for her as a going away present. On the inside, I wrote out the portion of the poem that says: Some people come into your life for a Reason, a Season, or a lifetime. When someone is in your life for a Reaon, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend to you, and they are. They are there fo the reason you need them to be.
I specifically asked for her in prayer and God heard me. Thank you God.
On my card I added seed packets because she loves to garden and plans to spend time in her garden upon her retirement. The little girl is Marci from La La Land stamps.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I made my first diaper cake for a friend's daughter. Yesterday, I spent a couple of hours on U-tube learning how to make one. I saw the cute little monkey blanket at Target and made that my theme. Attached to the many rolled up diapers are little monkey shoes, monkey blanket and matching receiving blanket, pacifiers, rings toy, lotion, baby wash, shampoo. On the inside are two baby bottles that are used to support the diapers. The cake is sitting on a plastic cake plate and is wrapped in blue tule.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Today Jennifer and I took Katie, our dear friend out for a tea party for her birthday. The little tea room called the English Rose was so adorable. It was decorated in pink and green and had all kinds of girly nicknacks to look at. Katie is such a girly girl and she loved it. The little sandwich's and scones were delicious as was the gum drop tea and cinnamon spice tea that we sipped. In the end, the waitress brought Katie a petit four with a candle in it and happy birthday written in icing on the plate. Jennnifer and I gave her a pink Pandora bracelet with pink beads and a silver cupcake. She is a pastry chef at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco and since it was her birthday, the cupcake was perfect.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
What a fun morning I had today putting this layout together. It brought back such happy memories of the fun that I had at the Close to My Heart Convention. I am already making plans for next years convention in Dallas and I can't wait.
The supplies used in this layout are: Fanfare Level paper pack, Irresistibles Eclectic Die-Cuts, Honey Mini-Medley's and Rhinestone Designer Brads
Friday, August 5, 2011
Spend $50 and buy the stamp set, Wicked for just $5 and get the Typeface (A size) font set for FREE! That's just wickedly awesome and such a great way to kick off the new catalog. But wait. There's more.
If you go the
and look under the Campaigns and Promotions subtitle and click on Stamp of the Month, It has directions and recipes for the ideas present at the back of the catalog. There's also a card included with the stamp set that has a close up picture of the projects. Thank you, CTMH, for making it even faster, simplier, and easy! Love it!
This special is available August 1-31, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Last summer I made these layouts using a paper pack that is now retired called Zippidee. I didn't have any Disney pictures at the time and was able to use them for my recent trip to Disneyland. I had quite a few pictures to fit on to these layouts, so I added 4x6 flip flaps to my layouts and was able to fit 5 pictures in one space. Talk about saving time!