Friday, March 18, 2011

Girly, You Rock! Card

Hello! I wanted to share a card with ya'll, that I made for a teacher at Chace's school. She was actually my teacher in 6th grade and we were her first class to ever teach! Then she was Autumn's teach 2 years ago. She is a pretty young teacher and she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. It started off with a pea size knot under her arm. She is almost finished with her treatments and she is doing well. I made her this card a few months ago, when some of her friends had a fundraiser for her. It was in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I found the idea from this card, so I knew it would be prefect for her! :)
ETA: Please continue to pray for this teacher. Her name is Desiree'. She didn't get a good report back at the Dr. this week. But we serve a BIG and Awesome God, who can still heal it! Thank you!
Have a Blessed day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Going Green!

Hey everybody! Happy St. Patrick's Day! I challenged myself to wear green everyday from March 1st - March 17th! I got the idea from the sweet and talented Susan Opel! She did this last year, and I thought it was a great idea for a scrapbook layout! Then she did it again this year, and I decided at the last minute that I would give it a try! I really wanted to do a layout with the pics!

I'm not going to was HARD for me! Green is not my favorite color, and I didn't think I had as many pieces of green clothing! My son asked me one day, "So if you run out of green things to wear, do you have to go buy stuff?!" He just thought that was ridiculous! :) I did go and buy a couple of things that were on sale or on clearance. Then I got a terrible cold during the process, so it was hard to make myself get up and get dressed to take a pic! You can see one of the days, I was feeling so bad, that I wore "green" hand sanitizer instead! :)

I set my camera up a couple of times to take the pic myself and the other days I had Chance and the kids do it for me! I don't have very many pics of myself, so this was WAY out of my comfort zone to do! I don't think I will ever do the "Going Green" again, but I did think about doing pink or red for Feb. 1st - Feb. 14th! That would be alot easier, since I LOVE pink! :)

So here is a collage of my March 1st- March 16th.

And here is today, March 17th!

I found this shirt at Goodwill! The leaves look just like PTI's Turning A New Leaf set! I love it! :)
Well I better get off of here. Chace has tutorials to get ready for the Math TAKS, Autumn is doing a "mock" tryout for cheerleading today, because tomorrow is the BIG try-out, and Chace has a regional All-Star Basketball tournament game tonight! If they win...they are on their way to Nationals! Woo Hoo! :) So it's a busy, busy day! :)

Have a Blessed day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Welcome To The Neighborhood Card

Hello! Here is another reject card from months ago. I feel in Love with these cute little house stamps from Hero Arts! I don't really have anyone in mind for this card yet, because we really don't have neighbors. But if I do...then I will have a card! :) I real like this color combo! It reminds me that Summer, is just around the corner! :) Simple black embroidery floss, tied in a bow.
Sorry the posts have been short...they are all scheduled! :)
Have a Blessed day!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Welcome Little One Card

Hey! This is another reject card. But it will be a great baby boy card for a new mommy! :)
I love the distressed waves and the wood grain boat bottom and I made the sentiment wavy! :) A close-up.
Man it feels good to post all these cards and projects! :)
Have a Blessed day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sweet Baby Girl Card

Hey everybody! Here is a little baby girl card I made awhile back. I think I submitted this one.? I am really trying to post my cards and projects, that I am WAY behind on posting! I still have TONS of stuff to post, so please hang in there with me! I really want to get them posted, so I don't feel so overwhelmed with them all.

I did lots of paper piecing with this one. I just love zebra print for little girl cards.

Well that's it! :)

Have a Blessed day!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Home Sweet Home Card

Hey! Ok, this is an OLD card! I think I made it over a year ago! I really liked it though! It was a pub reject. It will make a great card for a friend that moves in a new house or something! Lord knows I still have it in my card box! :) Have a Blessed day!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wishing you a wonderful birthday. Card

Hello! Here is a Birthday card I made for a friend of mine. I love the pop of color with the blue flower. And I love this flower set from Wplus9 Design Studio! :) I popped it up a little.
This was a very easy card. I would like to duplicate it for a gift set. I think I might! :)
Have a Blessed day!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sending Smiles Across the Miles Card

Well Hello! More cards to share! I really love using these Practicing Creativity Designs stamps! I need to get the additional stamps that go with this set, but I just said on my post yesterday, that i needed to enjoy my other stamps for awhile and use them more! :) But I do want to get the stamps set! :) I paired it with another PCD stamp set and the sentiment is from PTI.
I used lots of color on this card. I was trying out all those new Copic Ciao markers. :)

Love these cute little clouds! :)
Have a Blessed day!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

With Heartfelt Sympathy Cards

Hey! Can ya'll believe I am posting everyday?! Well I'm really preparing all of these beforehand, because I am sick and don't feel like getting off the couch to do anything else!

Here are some Sympathy cards I made for our customers from our business. Two of our customers loved ones, passed away in car accidents in the same week. So the least we could do was send them a card and let them know we were praying for them.

I love these Wplus9 Design Studio stamps! I really want to use them more, when I get time! I think I buy too many stamps at once, and then I don't use them enough! I want too, but I get busy and they get left behind! I really need to quit buying new ones right now and enjoy my older ones for awhile! :)

Have a Blessed day!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Christmas...Yes, Christmas in March!

Hey everybody! I forgot to share this card with you. I made it for my sweet friend Kelley for Christmas. Yes, it's a Christmas card in March! :)

The sketch idea came from a talented friend of mine, Maureen! She make Amazing cards and intrudced me to Verve stamps. So I ordered some of their stamps and decided to use them on this card. Thanks Maureen, your work is SO inspiring to me! :) I love these Beautiful stamps and this color combo!

Have a Blessed day!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thank you Card & a prayer request

Hey! Here is another card I made awhile back. I love these flowers, they are so fun to color! I can always use Thank you cards in my stash. So when I just want to make a card, it's usually something for someone in mind or a card I know I can use. (I'm sure ya'll do the same.)
ETA: I am sick at home and feeling bad! I went to the Dr. yesterday and she said I have 2 ear infections and a cold. No Strep or Flu, Thank the Lord! She put me on 24 days of antibiotics!! 10 days are for the cold now and 14 days are a low dose to see if I am carrying bacteria in my tonsils. She is thinking that could be the throat issue for the last 5 months. If this doesn't work, then she suggests take the tonsils out like the throat specialist thinks. And if the uvula doesn't go down after the surgery, then it might need to be trimmed, since sometimes they don't go back to normal after they have been enlarged! I started feeling worse last night. I started getting a bad cough and I'm hoarse! The Dr. just wanted me to take Allegra since I am taking so many antibiotics, but I need something for this cough. I have a call into them, but they still haven't called back with what to take! So I am really needing some more prayers right now! Thanks so much!
Have a Blessed day!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Anniversary I Love You Card

Hey everybody! I am still trying to share all the older cards that I have made. I made this one for our employee's wife for their anniversary. I got the inspiration from a Maile Belles' card from one of the Paper Crafts mags. (I think it was a sketch mag? I would go look, but remember all my craft stuff isn't real organized right now! :) ) LOVE her style! I can't wait to see her new stamps she will be designing for PTI! I love these PTO Damask stamps too!
It was their 1 yr anniversary and these were their wedding colors. Here is a close-up.
I pray that I will get into the Dr. today for my sore throat! Autumn has her first track meet this afternoon, so I really want to get some meds, so I can feel better.
Have a Blessed day!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Beautiful Morning Glories & Cards

Hey! I wanted to show you these Beautiful wild flowers that grow on our fence in front of our house. I LOVE them! I'm sure a lot of people would think of these as weeds and would pull them up, but I think they are God's many Blessings and I enjoy looking at them! These pics were taking a few months ago, but everything is starting to bloom around here and I'm sure that has something to do with my cold (or whatever this is I have)! Here is a close-up.
And when I first saw these PTI stamps, I knew I wanted them! Because they reminded me of those flowers in my yard. Here are a few cards for my growing box of cards! I think I need to get some cards together as gift sets to friends or something!?!
I made these cards months ago too, so I was just starting out with my Copic Ciao markers. I stamped the first one on the card, but the second one I stamped and cut out and popped it off the card.

Have a Blessed Sunday!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Handmade Gifts for Hayden & Hannah

Hey everybody! Well it has been a loonnnggg day for me! Chace is still playing All Star basketball and they have been doing tournaments every weekend. He had a game last night and they won and then they had to be at the gym (about 30 mins from where we live) at 7:30 am this morning and they won that game. We had to go back to our town and pick Autumn up at her friends house and then had to go back to the gym and they played again at 1:00 pm! They didn't win that game, we played the same team at last weekends tournament and lost to them then too. That team goes to Nationals every year and wins first place, except last year, they got 2nd place. So it is great practice for us to play against them! But they played a great game today! :)
Oh, and on yesterday's game, Chace's good friend Cameron, fell and landed on his mouth and BROKE his front tooth off! It looks BAD! He came with a mouth piece on for today's games and he will be visiting the dentist Monday! Poor thing! :( But he was a great sport about it! He looks like he's been playing hockey instead of basketball! :)
I started having a sore throat yesterday and it just got worse as the night went on! I didn't get much sleep because it was hurting so bad! I woke up this morning and my uvula was BIG (bigger than the normal big)! It did go down a lot after taking Advil, but my throat is still hurting! So I guess I got Strep from my kids from 2 weeks ago! So I'm praying I get in the Dr. Monday and get some meds! I can't stand a sore throat! :(

So on to the crafty stuff. Here are some gifts I made for a friend's sweet twin girls (Hayden & Hannah) for their B-Day's. We are the Warriors at school and my friend is the girls High School Basketball Coach. So they wear these outfits to the games to watch their Momma coach! :) I made them both a shirt and hair bow and I bought basketball type pants to go with it. Here are the little cards I made for them.Well the kids went to stay at their grandmas house with some of their cousins, so me and Chance are laying around watching TV and on our laptops. He went and picked me up cough drops and 3 different kinds of ice cream for my throat. :)

Have a Blessed night!


Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Man Card

Hey everybody! I wanted to stop in and share a card that I made for my teenage nephew. I LOVE this Practicing Creativity set so much and I thought this simple design would be great for a teen! :) Very simple and I love the color combo.
Well that's it. I need to go to bed! :)
Have a Blessed night!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wishing You A Happy Birthday Card

Good morning! Well I was up earlier than usual this morning. In Texas we have a state test called the TAKS test in school. It is different portions and today is the Writing part for Autumn and Chace. Chance is the breakfast cook around here, so the kids put their breakfast order in to him yesterday! :) So he was up fixing breakfast and I was up making them lunches, visiting, & encouraging them about the test. It was a good morning and I am praying that all the kids will have peace and knowledge when they do their tests. If you could, please pray for all the kids today too. Thanks!

I am still trying to get all those cards and projects posted. So today I thought I would share a card I made for a couple of Autumn's friends and our neighbor asked if I could make her granddaughter a Bday card too, so I went with the same design. I only took pics of one, because they were all the same. I love the color combo and the BIG rhinestone! :) Here is a close up.
I'm sure some of you have read that my husband and I are remodeling our master bedroom & laundry room? Well we had a laundry room & closet combo, since we have lived here. Well we decided to make a walk-in closet in our bedroom instead, because our room is huge! So he made a new closet and we added a hallway and split the old laundry room/closet up and made a laundry room by itself and a new little craft room for me! :) We are planning on building a new house in the near future, so we will eventually make the craft room into a bathroom for the master bedroom and sell the house. Our laundry room is almost completely finished (other than decor) & today is the day that I get to move all my craft stuff in my new craft room! :) I am SO excited! We have a few more things to finish this morning, but I hope to be moving stuff in later today. I think I may go look for some fabric today so I can make curtains! :)
Ok, well I guess I need to get off here and get started!
Have Blessed day!