"And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his LOVE into our hearts by the Holy Spirit..." Romans 5:5

Friday, May 29, 2009

Inspirational Words

It's official.
My baby girl is growing up!
We celebrated her 6th grade graduation
this past Thursday evening.
It was absolutely lovely!
The guys and gals looked so stunning.
And it was so sweet to see all of them
going from friend to friend
for photo opts and hugs.
Ahhh, to be young.
As part of my gift to my daughter,
I covered a little book of
inpsirational words
for her.
I fell in love with what the book
had to say but didn't really like the cover.
So I (being a paper crafter
who will alter anything
that doesn't move after ten seconds)
I covered the cover.
I just LOVE the way it turned out.
It is SO Wynne!
And she loved it! Yeah!
For all the details on products,
and look for "KellyJean's Album."
If you have any questions,
feel free to email me.

TTS Sketch #59

Fun sketch!
It's hard to believe Sketch #59
is already here!
Thanks to Patter at
This card was so fun and simple to create!
With my Scallop Square and 3/4" Square Punches,
it was a snap (or punch, he he.)
All supplies to create
this great summer time card
can be found at
Just stop by their
New Albany, Charlestown Rd location
and ask Lana and the gals for the deets.
If you have any questions about this card
or anything you see her on my blog,
please feel free to email me.
I really appreciate
that you joined my paper dance!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Right at Home Scrapbooking and a WINNER!

Let me begin by congratulating...
Kindred Esprit
from my group of followers!
(be sure to email me your contact info
and list "blog winner" in your subject)
She won my card offered
yesterday seen here...
Each week I will try to
give away a card.
So you will want to make sure you are
It's so easy to follow
even if you do not have a blog of your own.
As a matter of fact,
Kindred Esprit
doesn't have a blog and she won!
Join my dance today!
And thanks so much!
I really need and appreciate
your support. hugs to you!
I will be uploading a whole new set of
layouts over at
You can view all sorts of
creativity there so
c'mon over to our home!
My sweet daughter got scratched
in one of her
last basketball games of the season.
She didn't even know.
She just kept right on playing...
blood running down her check and all.
Ya, blood! ick. It was a nastly scratch!
She is SUCH a sport!
Ephesians 3:16
His Spirit was certainly with her!
May He be with you also today.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Royal Wednesday Blog Hop

Enjoying the "Royal Hop?"
If you've hopped from
you've hopped to the right place!
If you're just joining the hop,
you will want to start at the beginning.
Click here...
This way you won't miss a thing.
Isn't this bird just the cutest?!
He is from the stamp set
"Build a Bird"
and you can find him at
You won't believe the great price!
(and the queen usually has GREAT sales, wink.)
For my "tweet" little birdie,
I stamped in a Basic Gray
and used my aquapainter
with So Saffron to color him in.
His wing is stamped in
Real Red and colored in
with a Cameo Coral marker.
I love how the stitching
matches the stitching of the ribbon.
Cute, huh?
I actually hate my
Provo Craft sewing machine
because the straight stitch
is NEVER straight.
But (funny enough)
I always end up liking the finish project.
This one is no exception. Hm.
Become a follower of my blog
and I will mail this card
to one lucky follower.
Thanks for dancing with me today!
Now you best be on your way and
hop on over to
Have a great hop!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Magestic Monday

Wishing you a fun
Magestic Monday!
This little
"Space Girl"
always makes me feel FUN!
Notice how simple my layout is.
Card making doesn't have to be
time consuming or costly.
This card took me less than
to create
and it cost
in supplies.
Email me and I can get you started
in saving time and money
while making your own
handmade gifts and greeting cards.
Thanks for dancing with me today!

Friday, May 22, 2009

TTS Sketch #58

I am IN LOVE with this adorable can!
Yep, a veggie can!
I love making these to packag my gifts.
And as most of you know,
I truly believe the pkg is a gift in itself.
By removing the bottom with
a safety seal can opener,
you can then glue it back on with
Crystal Effects
for a fancy little gift package.
Inspired by Sketch #58 (see below) at
Thanks for dancing with me today!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cards and Coffee

Here are some of the cards created
at the most recent
Cards and Coffee
stamping event.
Since it was just me stampin',
I was able to crank out
20 cards in just 40 minutes.
Imagine what we can do
with a few more stampers!
Do you have 30 to 40 minutes
to donate to a great cause?
If you are in the area,
be sure to keep an eye on
my calendar of events
here in the right hand side bar
for the next
Cards and Coffee
always at
Coffee Crossing on Charlestown Rd.
The cards we create
will always be CAS cards.
(Clean and Simple)
This way, ANY level stamper
can join in and help us stamp up
a ton of cards for a great cause!
The designated cause
for these cards is
These cards will be sent to
our local troops serving overseas
to send back to their loved ones.
PLEASE consider joining me for the next
Cards and Coffee.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Royal Wednesday Blog Hop

Button Button.
Who's got the button?
If you've hopped from
then YOU have the button!
(and if you're not hopping from there,
you will want to jump back
to see what the fun is all about!)
Happy Royal Wednesday!
Today's creativity was inspired by
the Royal Wednesday Challenge
Where she has a
little planet on her suit,
I applied tiny buttons.
Cute, huh?
You can check out
"Space Girl"
as well as other cute
and affordable images at the
Now keep hoppin' on over to
to continue your hopping pleasure.

Monday, May 18, 2009

TTS Sketch #57

So Silly!
and so sensationally simple!
That's my take on Sketch #57!
Thanks, Patter at Triple the Sketch!
The Princess and I were being
so silly
with these pops.
We were celebrating
our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ!
I believe there is a time and a place
to be respectful and reverent,
but I also believe
He wants us to enjoy life and have fun.
Psalm 66:1
We can do that out loud, in spirit,
or even in a photograph.
So go ahead...
"Make a joyful noise!"

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mini File Folder Album

Mini File Folder Album Class
at Lavender Sentiments
Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00pm.
$15 class fee includes everything
but the basic kit of adhesives and cutting tools.
You will truly be amazed at how
easy this little album is to create.
One ordinary office style file folder...
cut two ways and then four folds...
super simple!!!
Call Lana or one of the gals at
to reserve your spot!

Enjoy the dance,

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Retired Stamp Sets

"Be Happy"
An oldie but a goodie!
I LOVE this stamp set!
But it's no longer available.
Oh, you MIGHT be able to find it
on some auction site and
you MIGHT pay a fortune for it.
This is why it is so important to
be considering which sets
you'd like to invest in
BEFORE they retire.
Of course we can't
he he he...
But those ones you've really
had your eye on for a long time
are the ones you will want to
be ready for when
Stampin' Up!
releases the Retiring List.
Keep in mind this is the perfect reason
to join STAMP CLUB.
I keep many of my retired sets
for you to use while you
attend our monthly club gatherings.
It's a special perk for members
as well as visitors.
ANYONE can attend club.
Email me for more info today!
This card is so simple to create!
Begin with a piece measuring
Score this piece at 3" and 3".
Trim one end of the scored card.
I chose to trim mine in a wave pattern.
Decorate as desired.
Just email me if you have ?s!
Enjoy the dance!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Royal Wednesday Blog Hop

If you just came from
you've hopped to the right place.
I do hope your Wednesday is
royally divine, dear friends.
Today is our blog hop over at
(thus my title.)
How about this sweet sweet
She's super cute!
Especially with flowers
to replace her outerspace stars. he he.
Stumped on making a card?
Not sure where to start on that
scrapbook page?
Challenges always spark my creativity!
Check out the Royal Wed Challenge at
every Wednesday.
A quick TY for the prayers
sent up for my little sweetie!
I am so touched by the comments
left for her sake. TY again and again!
She is better... well, at least no pain.
And she just left me for her
very first over-night retreat!
sniff sniff (no really, sniff!)
Honestly, she is such a great gal...
fun, funny, silly,
but serious when she knows to be.
How God has sweetly blessed me!
My prayers are for YOUR blessings
to be magnified for you today
and that your praises will
bless our Heavenly Father!
Now... be blessed and
hop on over to
for more inspiration.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Box Ideas

Stampin' Up! use to offer sheets of
precut boxes in their catalog.
Do you remember that?
I LOVED those boxes!
I still have a ton of the sheets
in my own stash of paper craft supplies.
I just love them!
So I whipped up a few ideas for you.
Even if you don't have
these sheets of precut boxes,
I hope these ideas will inspire
you on any of your packaging items.
Just be creative!

If you do have these sheets,
you will notice that I took one box
and cut it in half to create
the two boxes seen here.
One box was vanilla,
the other was navy, of course.
But you get the idea.

For the one seen below,
I simply eliminated part of the
top portion of the box.

Enjoy your day and
thanks for dancing with me!

Monday, May 11, 2009


I LOVE LOVE LOVE this page!
Today has been a bit yucky
so I went back through some of my
page ideas that haven't been
uploaded and (appropriately so)
stumbled upon this one first.
Appropriately so because...
my sweet little (okay, not so little anymore) gal
has a severe ear infection today
and is home in major pain.
Last night was really rough.
After seeing the doctor, picking up meds,
and a little lovin' on the couch,
she is finally feeling restful.
So I thought I would jump on
and ask for prayers while sharing.
This page is of my baby girl's
first day of school.
How sweet!
She is considered a "senior"
and will "graduate" this year.
I can not believe it!!!
I plan to get a picture of her
on her last day as she walks
into the building just like
she did so many years ago.
Whoa! That will be a tough page
to scrapbook!
But isn't that what scrapbooking is all about?!
Saving cherished memories, right?!
I can't wait to look back
on these pages with her and tell her
how great our God is for
giving her to me.
If you don't scrapbook,
you may want to consider
attending my
New Way to Scrapbook event on
May 21st from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
It's a great way to "get started"
and save your own cherished moments.
Thanks for dancing with me today!
Please lift my sweetie in prayer
if your prayer time has room for it.

Friday, May 8, 2009

TTS Sketch #56

Only a sneak peak of my take
with the TTS Sketch #56 this time.
If you want to see the rest of the
page, you'll have to jump on over to
(sneaky, I know.)
I LOVE these pics of my baby boy!
Free and living it up on
his way over to Grandma's house.
Dont'cha just love it?!