Thursday, January 27, 2011


I have been so missing-in-action lately, but I have been having lots of fun. I would like you to meet the newest member of our family - Charlie. Charlie is three months old and has a French Bulldog Daddy and an English Bulldog Mommie. His coat is a handsome brindle and he is such a cute little fur-baby with his pushed-in face. He is teething right now so he must be watched every minute. He has several teething toys, but he still likes things he definitely shouldn't chew on. He is so inquisitive and loves to examine things for a minute then run and pounce on them with all four legs in the air. I think he will make a great Frisbee dog! Here is our new baby:

I hope you enjoyed meeting Charlie and I hope you have a very crafty day! Blessings,

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Hello and welcome to my blog everyone! I am so pleased to have made this card for Operation Write Home's Midweek Throwdown challenge. I love cards that are white on white with a pop of color and this card is no exception.

The stamp is a new one for me from Heartfelt Creations and this has turned out to be a very versatile stamp set and one of my favorites. It is the Hydrangea/Posy Branch set. I have noticed there are several companies that are making stamps that are compatible with Spellbinders dies and Heartfelt Creations is one of them which I think is "a good thing" as Martha would say. The paper is White and Vibrant Violet Pure Luxury cardstock from Gina K. I did the coloring with Copic markers and used a Cuttlebug embossing plate for the background. The die cut is Spellbinders and the sentiment is Stampin' Up (I don't know what set it is from as I purchased it as an individual stamp from eBay for less than a dollar, but it is from 1992.) The ink is also from SU and is called Lavender Lace; the pearls on the sentiment are from my stash.

Hope you all enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed making it! Feel free to leave me a comment if you like the card! Blessings,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I have been wanting to make this card for a very long time as I have had the die cuts for months. The card was made, along with a dozen more, for friends who have a Christian band called "One in Him". They lead the music for the Christian Hot Rod Association's Sunday morning worship services each time there is a meet. This involves a lot of traveling and getting to know folks from all over the United States. I wanted to somehow help out with their ministry and this is where I was led. I think it will make a very nice note card to send with a word of inspiration, encouragement, or thanks. What do you think?

 It is a very quick card to make as the dies can be cut with one pass and there is no stamping or coloring! The dies are from Spellbinders; the DP is from the Best of K&Company; the cardstock is Ivory from GinaK; and the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug. I did gently sand the DP to have the embossing show up nicely.

Please come back and visit again! Blessings,