Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Stamp a Scene Challenge

This is for the Stamp a Scene Challenge at Lawnscaping this week.  I know there will be a lot of "Christmas in July" events/challenges coming up, but I don't look to be crafting very much in July, so I'm doing a little bit of mine now.
Sets used: Cozy Christmas, Plus One, Critters in the Snow (and I would have used Critters in the Forrest if I had it, cuz' this just really needs a Christmas tree too.) 

I haven't taken the time to get on this new computer to "learn" it yet, and so I didn't do any editing on the photo, you get it "as is".  

On to baby news.......
bless his little heart, he still doesn't have a name and may not ever the way his Mama & Daddy are going at it.  Honestly, I don't remember ever seeing 2 people so at odds on picking out a name.  He was going to have the initials J.C.H. like his daddy, but that idea is out the window, and ever time they seem to be getting close, it's back to square one.  So for now, he's just "Mimi's Little Man."  My daughter is stressing over this just a little, and it's really quite comical.  She can't put his name up in the nursery like she wants to and she can't order a couple of little outfits with his name and monograms on them that she has found, and these things need to be done NOW!  At least that's the way she is thinking.  She's 27 weeks so they still have a little time, even tho' she doesn't see it that way.  I'm starting to feel the joys of grand-parenting already.  It's so nice to be able to just sit back and listen (& laugh when they don't know it.)  Hey, all I've got to do is love and spoil him, they can figure out the rest.
Hubby, daughter & son in law, getting ready for our little "Christmas in July"
Now it's time to decorate... or it will be when He gets a name;)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Back to School for me-(new computer)

I missed posting these Easter cards thanks to my old worn out computer crashing last week.  We bought a new one which means now I've got to "re-learn" basically everything and I am NOT, repeat NOT a technically gifted person.  I'm sure once I get used to this new one and the way it works I'm gonna love it, but until then......ugh.
My first Riley & Co. card



Digi is by Clear Dollar Stamps

I had several challenges I was hoping to enter these in but the deadlines have passed except for one and that is the Creative Inspirations Paint "Inspired by Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs Challenge" .
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a happy & blessed week everyone!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Anniversary Our Daily Bread Designs

Our Daily Bread Designs has been celebrating their 4th anniversary during the month of March.  If you are unfamiliar with them you really should check them out here.  ODBD has the most beautiful scripture and sentiment stamps around.  Whatever you do, be sure and check out some of the design team's work, talk about gorgeous! 
This card is for a young lady who will be graduating soon.  I'm entering it in the "Favorite ODBD Stamp Set" challenge.  Unfortunately, I don't have my favorite set YET, but I love this verse and I use it every year for graduates.
scripture stamp is from ODBD Design Team Scripture Collection 2
I've got several Easter cards almost finished that I hope to get posted in a day or two, but just in case I don't here's wishing everyone a very happy and blessed Easter weekend and a wonderful Resurrection Sunday.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Not Your Typical Easter Card

How often do you find yourself wishing you had "one of those neat crafting tools" or "that crafty supply"?  Do you find yourself working on a project and saying, "I wish I had "so and so" so I could blah, blah, blah."  Well I do, all too often, and this card is a prime example.  
Two or three weeks ago I saw on another blog (sorry I didn't make note of the name, but it was something to do with a cat or kitty.... wow, like that does a lot of good!)  Anyway, the blogger made a cross and she made it like you would make a pleated rosette.  Her cross was rather large and I thought, I bet I could do that small enough to go on a card, and so I did.  
I won't go into all the things I would have liked to have done, or would have done differently on this card, but hey, you do what you can with what you've got, right?  And besides, this message is so beautiful and so powerful it really doesn't matter what the card looks like.  
Various Spellbinders dies, Gold Perfect Pearls, and the sentiment is by Studio G.
Happy & Blessed Holy Week everyone.

I am entering this in the 
-"Anything Goes" Challenge at Simon Says Stamp
-"Inspired by Easter" Challenge at Creative Inspirations
- Challenge # 57 "Easter" at The Paper Shelter