Monday, October 31, 2011

Easy Canvas Prints Review

Hey everybody! I am SO excited about this post today! I was contacted by Easy Canvas Prints company and asked if I would like to receive a canvas print, in exchange for me writing a preview about their product. Um...can you say YES Please?!!! :)
It was very easy to navigate around their site and make the order. They offer AMAZING deals on their canvas's and I was able to upgrade my canvas for a GREAT price! There is so many different sizes you can choose from. I got an 18 X 24. It is BIG and I LOVE it! This canvas will be our first piece of decoration in our new house!!! I'm really excited about that, I know it will look so good! :) I love how the image can be wrapped around the canvas too! And it is very well made so I know it will last a long time in our new house! :)
I made my order late last Tuesday night and it arrived at my door this morning! Less than a week! And I was super excited that the company was located in my home state of Texas! :)

I plan on ordering some more canvas prints in the future to go into my craft room. I was even thinking it would be really nice to give them away as gifts too! And Christmas is just around the corner! :)
So if you want to your photos to canvas, then Easy Canvas Prints can do it.
If you go "like" their Facebook page, then you will automatically receive 50% off your next order and get free shipping too! What a great deal! :)

Thanks Easy Canvas Prints, for a Beautiful Canvas!
Have a Blessed Day!


Friday, October 28, 2011


WOW! It's been 4 months since I have made a post! My life has been Super Busy! We have started building our new house, I officially started "Winter Wonderland Designs", for my cards and crafts, my son broke his arm in one of his football games, my daughter made "Sweetheart Court" (which is Homecoming for Jr. High, I had a scope done on my throat, and SO much more! :) Life gets busy and priorities have to be in the right order and sometimes my Blog isn't as important as just "Living"! So I'm sorry for the lack of blogging, but I have been making tons of cards. I have a friend who owns a shirt shop and she sells all kinds of cute jewelry, shirts, home decor, ect... and she asked if I would like to sell cards. I was so excited about it! I have been wanting to start Winter Wonderland Designs for a long I took a step forward and it was Born! :) I have been selling cards and it feels nice to get paid for what I love doing. :)
I had a scope done on my throat almost 3 weeks ago. We are still trying to figure out this mysterious throat issue! Everything looked good, but I go back next week for the 'offical' report from the Dr. One day the Lord will reveal it to us!
Well I hope to have time to edit some of my pics of my cards, but it will be another busy weekend and week. Have a Blessed weekend!


Monday, June 20, 2011

13 yrs. ago

Hey everybody! 13 yrs ago today, I married my best friend and soul mate Chance. Although only 18 & 19 yrs old and a 3 month old baby, we knew we were in love and wanted to grow old together! The Lord has led and guided us along the way and molded our marriage into what it is today! I LOVE you Chance, and know that you have my heart and always will! ♥

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Hey everybody! (Well if there is anyone still there! I haven't posted in FOREVER!) I have been busy with projects and I have started a new hobby...Couponing! I'm sure that's not a big surprise, since watching the show. I have saved TONS! But I don't want a HUGE stockpile, so I'm not going to be that EXTREME! So I have been busy with learning, searching for newspapers, since they don't deliver the bigger newspaper in our area. We have to go to a town about 20 mins away at about 7:30 am on Sunday mornings, before Church. And there is a lot of cutting coupons, and shopping! But I have had time to craft, which is nice! 
Here is a card I made my husband today! We own an A/C business, so I thought an outside condenser would be perfect for a card and it's the brand he loves and we sell...a Lennox! :) 
Well I think it's time to go eat lunch! Have a Blessed day! :)


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #10- Guest Designer

Hey everybody! I am back today with my last card for the Lawnscaping Challenge as their Guest Designer. This has been so fun and such an honor! These ladies work extremely hard to make these challenges a success...and they are! Thanks ladies! :)
This weeks challenge is, make a project using polka dots! I love polka dots, so I loved this challenge! :)
 Our sponsor this week is Mold Muse! I bought some molds from them awhile back and I must say...those molds are Amazing and so fun to use!
The prize this week is, a $25.00 gift card from Mold Muse and a Guest Designer spot on an upcoming Lawnscaping Challenge! Great prizes!!!
 And here is my card. I made it with my niece in mind. She LOVES Chinese food and she has a birthday coming up. So I figured I would make her a card with chopsticks, money, a little take out box, made from using the Mold Muse take out molds, and off course some cute Lunar Lights stamps from Lawn Fawn! :) I think she will love it! :)
I hope you will stop by the Lawnscaping challenge blog and check out the other cards and play along with us.

Have a Blessed day!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pendleton Place Card Project

Hey everybody! Well it's been a crazy last couple of days, with taking care of Chace and his boils! Those things are EVIL!!! Praying he gets better soon and that we never have to deal with those again!!!

Well I wanted to share a project that I was notified about. I was sent this email and I plan on sending LOTS of my cards that I have in my "box". Praise God, it was at the perfect time! I was just started to sort through them! So here is the email with all the info. I hope you will join us in this project.

Hello Ladies,

I am putting together a package of cards for the Pendleton Place, and wondered if you could possibly help me out?
I'm looking to put together a special care package for the children at Pendleton Place ( which will include an assortment of handmade cards. I'm working with one of the coordinators there, and I've offered to send in an assortment of cards for the kids to give each other for birthdays, get well, "have a nice day" kind of cards for each other, and to send to their family. It's an extremely worthwhile cause that has always been close to my heart. If you have an interest in participating, and/or could possibly post the information on your blogs, please let me know. I'm going to set the deadline for the end of May 27, 2011 to receive the cards, so there's plenty of time.

Here is my address.. feel free to send me your creations by May 27th:

Linda Johnson - "Card project"
6085 English Creek Ave

Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Thanks.. look forward to hearing from you soon. I would recommend the cards are colorful, cheerful and uplifting as many of the kid have had a real difficult time in life so far in life. Please look over the website for additional information on the children's home. I would love-love-love if you could please help spread the word. An assortment of uplifting cards would be most appreciated! If you have a cute idea for another item such as book marks or something of that sort, feel free to include the item(s) and I'll send them as well.. Please include envelopes for your cards.

Many thanks.

Have a Blessed Day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

This is a little late, seeing it's almost 12:00 pm! But I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day! Here is a card I made for a publication, that wasn't picked up. I think Chace should have given me this card today. I have been doctoring 2 boils on him! They looked like bites on Wednesday, started putting medicine on them Thursday, and took him to the Dr. Friday. She said they were boils and she gave him antibiotics and told us to do warm compresses, but I don't think they are draining enough! So I will be bringing him back to the Dr. tomorrow and we are hoping they lance them! So PLEASE pray that he gets better fast and that they can give him some relief from the pain! I hate to see my babies hurt! Chace is VERY tough, so to see him has to be bad! :(

Have a Blessed night!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #9 & Guest Designer

Hey everybody! I am so excited about today's post! I was very honored when I was asked to be a guest designer for the Lawnscaping Challenge. I have played in several challenge over there, and I must is SO fun! And this week is going to be a blast too! The theme for this week is Let's Party! Create any party themed project and it would be great if you would use a Lawn Fawn stamp set. The sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp! And the prizes is a $25.00 gift card! Woo Hoo! Great prize! :)
Now on to my cards. I needed to make some sample cards for a friend of mine. She is going to have her first Grandchild in June and her daughter-in-law needed some baby shower invitations. So I came up with a couple of invitations for her to choose some. And of course I wanted to try out my new Lawn Fawn Plus One stamps! So I actually made these cards before I knew what the challenge was! I love when that happens! :)

Here is the first card and it is one of them that she choose for me to do for her shower. I got the idea for this card from Paper Crafts Go To Sketches Magazine. Maile Belles made an adorable card similar to this one. Here is the front of the card inside.
And the back. Here is another one.
And another.And here is the last one that she choose for me to make for her, but I didn't use Lawn Fawn on this one. I hope you liked these and I hope you will join us over at the Lawnscaping Challenge! Stop by and see what the other designers made!

Have a Blessed day!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #7

Hey everybody! It's been awhile! I have lots to catch up on with ya'll, but I wanted to make a quick post. I made this page over the weekend at a Scrapbooking Retreat and when I came back, I noticed that the Lawnscaping Challenge this time was to make your own patterned paper with stamps. So this page was perfect for it! I LOVE this pic of Chace and his friend Cameron! They have been great friends since Pre-K, so they really are like bro's! :) And I was SO excited about using these stamps too!

ETA: Not quite sure why I can never click and zoom my pics?! But the journaling says, "Chace & Cameron had fros for the wacky hair day at school. Oct. '10"

Sorry this is short and sweet, but today is my baby boy's Birthday and his Daddy and I are making him a gift. So I need to get off of here and go finish...schools almost out! I will post pics of the finished gift later!

Have a Blessed day!


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!