Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Heartfelt Creations December Alumni Hop

Hello friends!  It's that time again when we are hosting the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  As always, you will have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  All you have to do is comment on each blog that is participating in the hop.  Hop starts 8am EST on Tuesday December 30th and closes Friday January 2nd at midnight.


Today I wanted to take the time to say a heartfelt 'Thank You' to all of you, my awesome friends!  Thank you for taking time from your busy day to visit and sharing your encouraging thoughts.  You breathe life into this little blog and I am so grateful for you!

This card was created with the new Romantique Garden Collection.  The images in this collection are stunning and yes, very romantic!  I am already thinking of some valentine projects.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3638 Romantique Swans PreCut Set
HCPC 3474 Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HCD1 755 Romantique Garden Die
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die
HCD 728 Timeless Amour Die
HCDP1 249 Romantique Garden Collection

Next you will hop to Alissa.  

Here is the complete hop list.

Lee Ann Barrett 
Amarilys Doria 
Caroline Duncan 
Ujjwal Gupta 
Vicki Dutcher 
Glenda Brooks 
Emilia van den Heuvel
Loretta Lock 
Lisa Gregory  
Linda Loew 
Gini Williams Cagle 
Giovana Smith
Sarah Miller
Alissa Wells
Lisa Allen 

Have a blessed day!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Stockings

Hello friends!  I'm sharing another door panel I bought at our Habitat for Humanity Restore.  We've rented a cabin for Christmas and I wanted a stocking holder for the great-grandchildren.  





I asked my husband to add a block of wood on the back so we could sit it on a shelf and then I added wood door pulls to hang the stockings from.  I painted it and then, using mat medium, adhered some Christmas wrapping paper.  All the embellishments were cut with the Cricut.  The Cricut was given to me by a dear friend, how awesome is that!?  See those tiny white bows on the tags?  So cute!  Made with a fork!  Lots of Youtube videos for those and so simple to make.  Here are the original doors.  You can see the finished smaller one here.

Challenges I would like to enter
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge:  Christmas (Dec.11)
Altered Eclectics:  Anything Goes (Feb. 1)
Animal Friends Challenge:  Anything goes with an animal (Dec.31)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Anything goes (Dec.31)
Ladybug Crafts:  Winter and/or Christmas (Dec.31)
Live & Love Crafts:  #30 With Love (Dec.31)
Mema's Crafts:  Anything goes/celebrate the holidays (Dec.31)
Shopping our Stash: #179 Free is Good; Cricut, embroidery floss (Dec.8)

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed Christmas!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November Heartfelt Creations Almuni Blog Hop

Hello friends!  It's that time again when we are hosting the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  As always, you will have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  All you have to do is comment on each blog that is participating in the hop.  The hop starts 8am EST on Tues. November 25th and closes Fri. November 28th at midnight.


I bought some cabinet door panels from our Habitat for Humanity ReStore and repurposed them into Christmas decorations.  I used the Frosty Blanket Paper Collection for the main image and then framed it with poinsettias.  


Using a paper back book, I folded half the pages to make a Christmas tree.  I stamped the Noel image and added it along with some more flowers.  


And then, just for fun, I created a little snow lady with a flower hat and buttons.  And now that I'm looking at the pic, I think I need to make a snow family.  She looks rather lonely.
 
 Here is the list of products used.  I have indicated which products are available for just a short time.  You might want to take some time to browse through the items on sale (some 50%!), it's an awesome time to stock up before they're gone forever!

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set (available thru 12/13/2014)
HCPC 3492 Noel Collage PreCut Set (available thru 12/13/2014)
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3554 Love At Christmas PreCut Set, sentiment (available thru 12/13/2014)
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
125156 Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities Die
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCDP1 225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection (available thru 12/13/2014)
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

From here you will hop to Loretta's blog.

Here is the complete list of blogs participating
Giovana Smith
Glenda Brooks
Lisa Gregory
Emilia van den Heuvel
Vicki Dutcher 
Caroline Duncan
Amarilys Doria
Mary Faus
Sarah Miller (you are here)
Loretta Lock
Gini Cagle
Alissa Wells
Lisa Allen

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed holiday season!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Warm Cozy Christmas

Here we are, on the road again, and time for me to do more digital work.  


When I saw the theme at Digitally Sweet Challenges, (Cozy Winter Moments) I searched for a digital scrapbook kit with a fireplace.  I found a gorgeous kit 'Christmas Time' by Didine Designs at CoolScraps Digital Boutique.  The scene in the window is from Lunagirl.

Digital layouts are such fun to create; I spent several hours playing with all the beautiful elements.  I don't think there's anything I enjoy more on a cold winter day than a fireplace. 

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Blog Hop

It's time, once again, for our Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop. 
And that means you have the chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations by following the hop and commenting on each.  The hop starts today and ends Fri. October 31st at midnight. 



To make the die fit the sentiment, I positioned the die at one end of the sentiment, die cut half, and then positioned the die at the other end of the sentiment and die cut that end.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCPC1 224 Classic Editions Paper Collection
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
159723 Art Institute Glue

And now you will visit Lisa's blog
Here is the complete list of blogs participating

Giovana Smith
Vicki Dutcher
Glenda Brooks
Caroline Duncan
Amarilys Doria
Alissa Wells
Emilia van den Heuvel
Selma Stevenson  
Tesa Broman
Sarah Miller  you are here
Lisa Gregory
Lisa

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Hop

It's time, once again, for our Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop. 
And that means you have the chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations by following the hop and commenting on each.  The hop starts today and ends Fri. October 3rd at midnight. 

This is one of the quickest cards I've made, focusing on the beautiful Heartfelt Creations paper.  The sentiment tag is included with the paper pack, the only stamping is the butterfly.  I added the gorgeous lace die cut and added some bling and Glossy Accents on the butterfly. 


Heartfelt Creations Products
HCDP1 239 Majestic Morning Paper Collection
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die (butterfly)
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (butterfly)

from here you will hop to Mary's blog

here is the complete blog hop list

Vicki Dutcher 
Giovana Smith
Glenda Brooks
Cibele Glazer
Selma Stevenson  
Amarilys Doria
Candy Slabaugh
Alissa Wells
Lisa Gregory
Debbie Seyer 
Sarah Miller  (you are here)
Mary Faus
Tesa Broman
Lisa Allen

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Reindeer Pals

Another sweet image from Lacy Sunshine,'Rory's Lil Reindeer Pal'.  I made this for the Facebook challenge but almost missed the deadline, which was today.  This month has flown by, seems I just started my garden and it's already time to put most of it away.

This is a stairstep card and includes several Cricut cuts.  A friend gave me one to use so I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of these cuts until I figure out how to use it. I do think if I buy something it will be a Silhouette.

challenges
Brown Sugar: #113  anything goes
Fussy and Fancy: #123 main color-red
Sister Act Card Challenge: #76 anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: #340 Dies and punches: I used a MS snowflake punch
ABC Christmas Challenge: something festive

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hugs and Kisses

One of my fav color combinations, besides green and pink! 

A sweet image from Lacy Sunshine, 'Tansy Plumray', done in blue and yellow.  The sentiment stamp is one I've had for several years but have never used.  As I'm organizing my craft room I'm finding all kinds of neat things, kinda' like going shopping at home, LOL.

challenges
Lacy Sunshine:  use wings
4 Krafty Girlz:  #27 anything goes
Inky Chicks:  #38 anything goes
PDE Linky Party: #19 Stitching
Crafting from the Heart: anything goes
Through the Purple Haze: stitching

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Thankful Heart

Today I'm sharing a candle.  This is the first time I've tried making one of these; I've always been a little to intimidated to try.  I'll include the directions on how I made mine.

I used an image from Lacy Sunshine, 'Cider Sticky Wings' on the front and then put a sentiment on the back.  I colored the images  with Prismacolor pencils.  You can click on the pictures to get a bigger image.


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These do take a little bit of practice to keep the wax smooth.  The next time, I'm going to try without the waxed paper.  I seem to have the most problems around the bottom; the raffia helps to hide it.

The end result is so worth the little bit of practice that I know I'll be making a lot of these!

challenges
Through the Craft Room Door:  anything goes 
Crafting from the Heart:  anything goes
Craft Your Passion:  harvest time
Not Just Cards:  anything goes
Word Art Wednesday:  anything goes
Decorate to Celebrate:  anything goes

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Just A Little Something

Today I created a quick card using this sweet image from Lacy Sunshine. (Izzybella Button Boo's Secret Window)

The DP is some that I've had for several years, time to use it up!  There are 3 little cross stitches and 3 little rhinestones.  The image has been colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Some challenges I would like to enter
Lacy Sunshine:  #41 include a window
Inky Chicks:  #37 Stitching
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge: use something at least 6 mo. old/stitching
Craft Your Passion:  circles
The Crazy Challenge: three of a kind
Pile It On:  #36 Pencils

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Believe

Hello, dear friends!  Today I am sharing a card made with this sweet image from Lacy Sunshine.  In case you haven't heard, Heather has a 'Loyalty Program'; if you use one of her images for the challenge, she very generously offers a free image.  I must admit, I'm somewhat addicted to her images and love collecting them.

I couldn't find any blue paper that fit my image so I used Ranger Faded Jeans distress ink to color my paper.  And then I dug in my scrap box to find some DP for the background.  The sentiment was created in PSE and die cut.  I used my Clear Star pen on her wings and some gold Stickles on the books, which makes the card sparkly, even though it doesn't show in the pics.

Some challenges I would like to enter
Lacy Sunshine:  back to school
Clear It Out:  fav color combo (blue, yellow, pink); anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday:  #50 anything goes
Inky Chicks:  #36 Fairies or Angels
Come and Get It:  anything goes with a sentiment
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge:  anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Heartfelt Creations August Alumni Blog Hop

Hello dear friends!  It's time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!  And that means you have the chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations by following the hop and commenting on each.  The hop starts today and ends Fri. August 29th at midnight.  

 Today my card features the Raindrops on Roses paper collection.  The flowers and butterflies were stamped, embossed and die cut from vellum.  You will find a complete list of products below.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (butterflies)
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die (butterflies)
SKU 253867 Spellbinders Fancy Lattice Die
HCDP1 240 Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection

Other products
white and plum card stock, vellum; Recollections Snow Embossing powder; Ranger Embossing Ink; Krylon Gold Leaf Pen;  Extra fine embossing powder; ATG gun; Glossy Accents; Stickles, gold and Diamonds; pearls; seam binding

Your next stop on this blog hop will be Glenda.

Here is the complete blog hop list
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Selma Stevenson 
Amarilys Doria
Alissa Wells
Giovana Smith
Candy Slabaugh 
Kerry Urbatch 
Sarah Miller: you are here
Glenda Brooks
Lisa Gregory
Mary Faus 
Vicki Dutcher
Debbie Seyer
 Lisa Allen

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hap-Bee Birthday

Hello friends!  Today I'm taking a few liberties with the word 'happy'.  I'm not sure I should have done that; sometimes I worry people won't get what I'm trying to say, LOL.

This is another awesome image from Heather at Lacy Sunshine.  I copied the two bees in Photoshop Elements, enlarged them and added them to the hand stitched border.  I love the ruler I bought from Stampin' Up,  makes it so easy to add the piercing.

challenges I would like to enter
Seize The Birthday:  yellow birthday
Penny's Paper-Crafty:  #189 anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge:  #83 summer colors
Fan-Tastic Tuesday:  #47 anything goes
Papertake Weekly:  anything goes
Crafting from the Heart:  anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges:  #247 Bunting or Banners
Inkspirational: #62 use markers or pencils (image colored with Prismacolor pencils)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge:  #40 anything goes
Lacy Sunshine:  # 39 summer

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sweet Victorian Lizabeth

Today I'm sharing a card using  Victorian Lizabeth from Lacy Sunshine.

Lately, I've been trying to make cards with less embellishments to make them easier to mail, but this incredibly sweet image just made me go back to my shabby chic roots.  The background is made with the 3 largest dies from the Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25 set.  The swirls, sentiment and larger flowers are stamps and die cuts from Heartfelt Creations; the smaller flowers are punched and colored with distress inks.  I added pearl centers and then finished with some Stickles.  I also added some Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel around the image, which has been colored with Prismacolor Pencils. 

challenges I would like to enter
Sister Act Card Challenge:  #68 Anything goes
Sweet 7 Challenge:  #1  Birthdays
4 Crafty Chicks:  #205  Anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz:  #23 Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More:  #106  Anything goes
Divas by Design:  Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty:  #188  Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Diecuts/Punches
Wonderful Wednesdays:  Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash:  #162 Triple Threat, use 3 from the list on the blog (flowers, pearls, punched/diecut elements)

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Happy Birthday To You

Today I 'm sharing a birthday card made for a very special young lady.

I used 'Darla Dogwood', a free image from Heather at Lacy Sunshine.  You can find the details on how you can receive these free images here.

I did a little bit of hand stitching; the sentiment is computer generated. 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Lacy Sunshine:  #38 Flowers
Die Cuttin' Divas:  #176 Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge: #30 Lots of Layers
Fan-Tastic Tuesday:  #46 Anything Goes
Inky Chicks:  #34 Happy Birthday
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  Favorite Color Combo  (pink and yellow)
The Crazy Challenge:  Die cuts and punches (Spellbinders fleur de lis rectangle; Heartfelt Creations Ornamental Add On Die, leaves)
613 Avenue Create:  #82 Anything Goes w/optional use a sentiment

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, sweet friends!  Once again it's time for our Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!   

The winner of this hop will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations, you just need to email Emma Lou with "Winner of July Alumni Hop" in the subject line.  The hop will close on Friday Aug. 1st at midnight.

Today I'm going to take a break from my calendar and share a Christmas card.

I stamped the flowers, colored with Prismacolor pencils, and then cut out in 2" circles.  The center sentiment was covered with Glossy Accents and then layered onto the decorative circle from the 'Once Upon A Time Die'. 

Tip: I never liked the way my paper buckled when adding Glossy Accents.  I've now learned that covering the back with a repositional dot tape runner and sticking it to my craft mat will keep it flat till dry and prevent buckling.

The scalloped border is created with Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One die. 

Heartfelt Products
HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3553 Peaceful Night PreCut Set
HCPC 3561 Christmas Sentiment Circles PreCut Set
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 744 Once Upon A Time Die
S5-055 Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Die
S5-182 Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One Die

And now you will hop to Mary and see her awesome creation!

Here is the complete list of participating designers
Vicki Dutcher 
Lisa Nazario-Gregory 
Candy Slabaugh
Alissa Wells
Glenda Brooks 
Amarilys Doria
Cibele Glazer
Selma Stevenson
Sarah Miller   you are here
Mary Faus
Caroline Duncan
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Lisa Allen

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Crafting Fun

Hello friends!  I can't believe another week has come and gone, where does the time go!?  So it's time for another new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

Theme
Embellish It Up!

Sponsor

For this card, I used Crafting Bear from Coosty Creations, along with the digital papers.  The embellishments are from my stash.  The image was colored in Photoshop Elements.  For most of the image I used the gradient tool.  I used a noise filter on the bear for a textured look.

This will be my last post for Digitally Sweet Challenges which makes me a bit sad.  I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of such an awesome group of designers.  Thanks so much, Karen and Denise, for allowing me to play along.  God bless!

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy 'Orange' Birthday

Hello friends!  Today there's another new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges

Theme
Orange (different shades of orange)

Sponsor


For this image, BD Smile, I used the gradient tool in PSE which gives a nice variation of color.  I think this card could glow in the dark!

I hope you will join us this week: we would love to see your orange creations!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Christmas Under the Sea

Last week Heather, at Lacy Sunshine, had offered a choice of 2 images for her 'Loyalty Program' digi.  I chose 'Sheldon C. Turtle', such a cute Christmas image!

I used a snow pen on the furry parts of his hat that is supposed to puff up when heated, but it didn't work.  So, rather than throw the image away and start over, I used Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel over it and now the white parts of his hat are all sparkly.  I've had this paper stack for ages and decided it would be perfect for this image. 
Thank you, Heather, for this cute image.  

paper: dk. blue card stock; patterned paper from my stash
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Lg.; Lacy Ovals
sentiment stamp: Heartfelt Creations,Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
seam binding, Prismacolor pencils, rhinestones, snowflake brad

challenges
Completely Christmas: #20 anything goes
Cut It Up: #49 under the sea
Jingle Bells: holiday card with something that's at least a year old; design paper, snowflake brad
Left of Center Creative Challenges: #36 add sparkle
Simply Create Too: #65 Christmas in July
Sister Act Card Challenge: #65 anything goes
Charisma Cardz: #15 anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: #329 feature patterned papers
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: anything Christmas
Lacy Sunshine: #37 Under the Sea Christmas in July

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sweet Memories

Hello friends!  Once again it's time for another new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

Theme
Boys At Play

Sponsor

These sweet victorian images are from LunaGirl Vintage Images.  The frame is a shape in PSE, which I duplicated.  I used the eye dropper to choose colors from the pictures for my background papers, added a text layer and reduced the opacity.  I needed something to define the sentiment so I used a tag, using a blending mode, and erased around the edges to make it fit the sentiment.  The color of the ribbon was changed to match the LO.

So now I hope you will join us with your fun, boy creations!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Christmas in July

Hello friends!  I was watching a video on making a telescopic card and decided I needed to try that.

Now, there are a few things about my card that I don't like.  For one, I added the circle while it was open and didn't notice that the sentiment was a bit wonky.  And IRL those hearts look O.K. but in the pic, not so much!  But I did enjoy the process of making the telescopic card; I think there will be some more in my future.  Thanks Barb for a great video!

Challenges
Penny's Paper Crafty; #185 anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: #81 Add A Setiment
Digi Choosday Challenge: #27 Punches and/or Die Cuts (snowflake punch, Spellbinders scallop circles, hearts)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: #43 anything goes
Inky Chicks; #33 Christmas in July
Card Mania; circles
Sparkle N Sprinkle: July_anything goes with glitter, embossing powder, and/or flocking; I used glitter on the candy canes, snowflake border, and flowers, Frantage on the sentiment panel
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge: must fit to YouTube videos: telescopic cards
Sentimental Sundays: #214 Red, White and Blue; must include sentiment
The Glory of Christmas: #37 anything goes/Christmas

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Iris Flower Pot Pretty

Lacy Sunshine has a fun challenge called 'Save The Flowerpot Pretties'.  You'll find the info here.


She's been colored with Prisma color Pencils and then I created a frame with Spellbinders Floral Ovals.  The blue paper is from the DCWV Pocket full of Posies Stack.  Some lace, ribbon and a pearl completed the card.

Challenges
Brown Sugar: No. 101  anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge No. 64; anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz No. 21;  anything goes
Little Red Wagon No. 244; summer
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper; M, P1; anything goes with patterned paper
Fan-Tastic Tuesday; No. 42 anything goes
Papertake Weekly; anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door; anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown No.202; anything goes
Crafting From The Heart; anything goes

Friday, July 4, 2014

Summer Time Fun

Hello friends and happy July 4th!  We have another fun new challenge for you at Digitally Sweet Challenges.


Theme
A Day At The Beach

Sponsor


I used Eleanor_Tubing Fun, such a sweet image for summer.  I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and then scanned her back into Photoshop Elements to complete.

So now show us your fun, summer time creations.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

HobGobbi

Heather Valentin from Lacy Sunshine has created some amazing new images, HobGobbis!  They are so much fun to color and design with.  This one is Tiny Eveninpuff HobGobbi.


I've colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.  For the green stripe on the paper I used some red line tape and then covered it with green glitter.  The image is on pop dots and the tag is from Heartfelt Creations.

Challenges
Lacy Sunshine Challenge:  No 36 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz No.237 Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge No.63 Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz No.21 Anything goes
Seize The Birthday Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge No.25 Anything but a square card
Party Time Tuesdays No.178 Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Designs  Anything goes

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Winner of Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop

Congratulations to Rosy Newlun!  You have won the $25 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations!  Happy shopping and God bless!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Little Miss Muffet

Hello friends!  We have another fun new challenge for you at Digitally Sweet Challenges.


Theme
Inspired by a Favorite Book

Sponsor


Our children used to love Mother Goose rhymes.  When I saw 'Miss Muffet' I knew she would be perfect for this weeks challenge.  I colored her with Prismacolor pencils and then scanned her back into Photoshop Elements.  I then used the gradient tool to create the background.

So now it's your turn to show us your creativity!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Heartfelt Creations June Alumni DT Hop

Hello, sweet friends!  Once again it's time for our Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!   

The winner of this hop will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations, you just need to email Emma Lou with "Winner of June Alumni Hop" in the subject line.  The hop will close on Friday June 27th at midnight.

 Today I'm sharing my July calendar page.  Originally, I was planning to do a patriotic theme but my thoughts kept going in a different direction and so I decided to follow my heart.  This page is dedicated to our daughter, Wanita.  Dec. 26, 1963 - July 2, 2013.


Each page has a pocket; this is the pull on the tag.  I will show all of the tags next time.











There's an amusing little story connected to  this picture.  When I realized my printer was out of ink I put several small pics on a 4x6 in Photoshop and took it to WalMart to print.  The saleslady took one look at this and said "This looks like a professional picture and I can't sell it to you."  I was completely shocked!  I tried to tell her that I took the picture, but she wasn't getting the picture, LOL!  But when I know 100% that I am right, I stand my ground!  And in the end, I got my picture.  Whew, she had me going for a minute!  (Maybe I should have been flattered that she thought it was a professional photo but I was a bit too upset to think about it.)

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3593 Numeral Clocks PreCut Set
HCPC 3594 Time Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die (swirl and leaves)
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
HCDP1 241 Once Upon A Time Paper Collection
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 

Your next stop will be Alissa WellsHere is the complete list of participants in the blog hop.  Make sure to visit each one to see all their awesome creations, leave a comment, and good luck!
Giovana Smith
Candy Slabaugh
Amarilys Doria
Lisa Nazario-Gregory
Vicki Dutcher
Cibele Glazer
Selma Stevenson 
 Emilia van den Heuvel 
Linda Loew
Glenda Brooks
Mary Faus
Sarah Miller (you are here)
Alissa Wells
Lisa Allen

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Fly By Birthday

Hello friends!  We have another fun new challenge for you at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

Theme
transportation

Sponsor

I used CraftyGirl Creations 'Air Balloons' and 'Painted Garden' plaids and solids paper pack.  I used some blending modes and recolored the papers.  

So now it's your turn to show us your creative projects!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Take It Easy

Hello friends!  It's Friday and time for a new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges.


Theme
Holidays/Vacation

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This cute image from Lacy Sunshine is 'Eleanor, Pickles n Tilly'.  With all the hectic scrambling to get our gardening done in between the rain, I think I was reminding myself to slow down and enjoy the summer.  
I hope you will hop on over to 'Digitally Sweet' and see all the awesome inspiration from the amazing design team and join us with your vacation projects!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Friday, June 6, 2014

All For The Girls

Happy Friday everyone!  There's a new challenge for you at Digitally Sweet Challenges.


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All For The Girls

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We were given several beautiful images to choose from but the choice is always made easier when there is a little pink involved, LOL!  

And the gardening saga continues


I am so excited to have my own strawberries!  I know that we're not supposed to let them set fruit the first year but I just had to have a few to taste.

Doing a little companion planting, hot peppers with cabbage.  All that compost is producing some amazing plants!

And, of course, I just had to bring in some of those gorgeous peonies!  I work with a simple point and shoot camera and it is so color challenged!  Those irises are an amazing deep purple but the camera always sees purple as blue.

Hope you enjoyed a little stroll through my garden and that you will find a few moments to share your creative projects with us at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

Wishing you a blessed day!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sweet Friend

It's Friday and that means a new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges.
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Friendship

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Is there any image that could be more appropriate for me, considering that I'm spending most of my days in my garden.  And my garden is well watered!  We keep trying to work between the showers.  But that's a blessing; I don't have to water and everything is growing by leaps and bounds!  

But I digress, you're here to see my card.  The image is from Sparkle N Sprinkle and is called 'A Watered Garden' by Michelle Perkett.  I've colored it with Prismacolor pencils and then  added white and pink transparent glitter.  Love all the glitter!


And now I will share a few pics from my garden.  I've finally primed my fence, now I just need to choose a color.  One friend suggested periwinkle blue, another, purple, or how about yellow or maybe fuchsia?  I'm horrible at making decisions!  (that branch in the foreground is my curly willow)


spinach salad for lunch

love the fringe tree

iris

peonies are just starting to bloom, the deep pink was a gift from a sweet friend
 So that's it for me today.  Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!