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

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A New Challenge Blog

I am so excited to share a
brand new Challenge Blog with you!
It's Wynne's Web Now!
Here is the link...
Wynne is a fun and creative little gal!
Each Tuesday she will be bringing a
fun and creative
(but not too difficult) challenge to us.
ANYBODY can be creative and Wynne
is willing to encourage us.
Please check out her new Challenge
and try to post to her blog so everyone
can be blessed by your creativity.
This card is my take on her
"flower" challenge today.
I liked her card so well, I kindof kept it similar.
Great job, Wynne!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Thank You Pink Persimmon!

If you tuned in here this past Thursday,
then you know all about
and the fabulous $50 gift certificate give-away!
And if you DON'T know about it,
head on over to TTS via this link
to find out all about how you can win!
Pink Persimmon generously donated
these images titled "Key to My Heart" along
with many other lovely images
to the design team of TTS.
I just had to say THANK YOU
for such thoughtfulness.
TTS design team members offer
inspiration with NO PAY, NO INCENTIVES.
We do what we do because we feel
called by His Spirit
to share His talents.
Every now and then an amazing
company such as Pink Persimmon
will come along with blessings
that simply melt our hearts.
So again...
Pink Persimmon!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Keys to My Treasure

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21
This is the second page to my TTS Sketch #63 layout.
You can find the first page here...
As I said yesterday, I truly believe God
gives us many keys to many treasures.
On this page about "ME,"
I will include a little note about each of those keys.
I treasure being each of these and
am grateful to have been each.
Check back soon to see the little notes
I have created to recognize each of these
treasures in my life.
The "and ME" area on my page is a "pocket"
where these "KEYS" to my treasures
will be enclosed.
To create a simple pocket for your pages or cards
simply use any size piece of card stock,
score three of the sides and
cut away the tiny corner areas where scored.
Apply adhesive to your scored areas
and add to your project.

Friday, June 26, 2009

TTS Sketch #63 and Happy Anniversary!

has another wonderful sketch available
to spark your creativity today!
I'm thrilled to bring you
Along with this sketch comes a
Happy Anniversary wish for
who happens to be celebrating one year
of business in the acrylic stamp industry.
Want to win a $50 gift certificate from
Pink Persimmon?
Click on "Sketch 63" above to find out
all the fun details!

I put this page together for the summertime
Bible study of "God's Good Gifts."
The very first lesson focused on the gift of self.
After studying a week of God's Word,
we gathered together and recieved instructions
to scrapbook a page out "ME."
Although Jesus IS the "key to my heart,"
I believe He has allowed many keys
be granted to me that have unlocked
His many treasures in my life.
Check back tomorrow for the
2nd page to this layout and find out
just what those keys have been.

Thank you again and again to
Pink Persimmon
for the sweet, sweet gifts.
I completely enjoyed stamping with
these adorable stamps!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Still thinking of my
dear neice and her sweet husband.
The butterfly just says it all.
We can be beautiful reminded
that Christ's resurrection
is the forefront of our own.
Thank you to those of you who left comments.
Especially those who shared similar stories.
You've blessed me!
Please keep my brother and his wife
in your prayers.
I love what this card says because
I truly believe my neice
will be that person for her very own family.
We can not "pray" our loved ones
into salvation BUT
we can certainly pray FOR them.
Butterfly kisses to you today!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Lifting my sweet niece, her dear husband,
my brother and sister in law
in prayer today.
The loss of a child, no matter what the age,
is such a sad and confusing time.
Just as the butterfly is recognized
as a symbol of Christ's resurrection,
I have no doubt this little babe
has flown straight into
the arms of God.
Please lift my family in your prayers today.
And if you are weary
or have a burden too heavy to carry,
know that He is waiting for YOU.
Matthew 11:28-30
"Come to me, ALL you who labor
and are heavy burden, and I will give you rest."
Grab a Bible and you read the rest.
Afterall, it's HIS love letter to you
not mine.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Magestic Monday

So I bought a bag of buttons
and these HUGE ones happened to be
in amongst the batch of buttons.
Talk about "out of this world!"
he he he...
I didn't think I'd ever use them
but "Space Girl"
is so cute and unique
that they compliment her nicely, I think.
Be sure to check out
for this cute and funky image
as well as tons more.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I Still Love You

Inspired by TTS Sketch #62,
I couldn't help but make this
adorable card for my BFF.
We've been together now for
and I DO still love him!
After my card was completed,
I couldn't help but be reminded of
God's great Love.
After so many mistakes
and times that I neglect Him,
He tells me
"I still love you."
"For I am persuaded, that neither death,
nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nor powers, nor things present,
nor things to come,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us
from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:38
May you know Him
and His love for YOU.

Friday, June 19, 2009

TTS Sketch #62

Thanks to Patter over at
the hardest part of creating
is all done for us!
AND thanks to the incredibly talented
Design Team (he he, that's me)
the rest of the creating is done for us as well.
Patter comes up with the sketches
while the Design Team
feeds in inspiration.
DIVINE inspiration, that is.
Since Triple the Sktech is a
CHRISTIAN based papercrafting site,
you can always feel God's love
while you're there.
I just LOVE it!
I know you will as well.
Check it out!
Here is my take on
Sketch #62
this week.
Thank you to
for all supplies on this page.
Have a blessed day and be sure to
Psalm 55:6!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NMBS Favorites Swap #2

Oh my...
I am in such a fabulous swap group!
Sometimes, I think I need to pinch myself
to believe that it is real. he he.
Seriously, the members of
are SO fabulously talented
I wonder sometimes how I ever
came to be invited to the group. (wink)
Here is my second card for our
recent Favorites Swap.
I just love "Puns from the Past"
but just don't use it often enough.
Perhaps because of the vintage sayings
or maybe because of the vintage look.
(My daughter saw this card and said,
"I don't get it." Too stinkin' funny!)
I wanted my card to show that you
don't have to create a "vintage look"
just because the images themselves are.
I "think" I succeeded.
Thanks for dancing with me today!
Your comments "perk" me up
more than you know!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Magestic Monday

Whoot Whoot, for you!
You are up and at them this bright
and Magestic Monday!
(I know it's tough but we'll get through it, he he.)
Used my "Hoot" stamp from
for this cute encouragment greeting.
You don't have to have a specific
reason to send a card like this.
I think I will send it to let
a friend know I've been thinking of her.
And when I think of her,
I think of how great it is that
she is my friend.
That is reason to
"Whoot Whoot!"
Have a great "whootin'" day!

Friday, June 12, 2009

TTS Sketch #61

My take on Sketch #61
was really fun
to put together.
Are you just lovin' my fish?!
Ya, me too!
At first I thought, "maaayyybe."
And then when it was all finished I thought,
"How stinkin' cute is that?!"
To create him
just use three punches...
1. Marvy Giga Punch
2. Stampin' Up! Full Heart
3. Stampin' Up! Heart to Heart
Sponge the pieces before
you put them together.
Thank you to
for most of the supplies
to create this page.
Have a blessed day!
Matthew 4:19

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Favorites Swap

As many of you know,
I belong to a fabulous swap group called
We came up with the "Nimbees"
because that is how my sweet daughter
said "NMBS" would be pronounced.
Too funny and super cute, huh?!
Our most recent swap was a swap
of our favorite stamp sets.
Since we are all SU! demos,
all of our swaps focus on SU! merchandise.
And since SU! is my absolute
I LOVE this swap group!!!
This was one of my cards for the swap.
I used the Priceless stamp set
and Tea Party Designer Series Paper.
The large oval punch
made this card really simple to create.
Follow my blog and it could be yours.
By using Random.org, I will select a fab follow
to have this card pop into their mailbox.
It is very easy to follow,
even if you do not have a blog.
Blogger is FREE
and will ask you to set up an account
so you can follow.
(remember it's FREE!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Royal Wednesday Blog Hop

How fun is summer?!
Ya, I know... it's HOT!
I likey!!!
It's so hot...
I could just cut all my hair off!
Oh wait!
My loving daughter
DID cut her hair off!
Check it out on...
(She would squeal with delight
if you joined her as a follower!)
Now how about this HOT card?!
If you are joining the hop from
then you are hopping from
where all the fun begins.
Maria gives us a
fun summertime challenge...
use any bright colors
that make you think of summer!
You can find this Aloha stamp set
as well as many other summer time sets
I also used a sketch challenge
from the Queen herself.
That challenge and other submissions
can be found here at PCP
Now keep on hopping and check out
and then on to
for more fabulously funky creativity!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Birthdays are for Wii!

Wii crazy... that's my kid! For his B-day he wanted a pair of "Wii PJs" like I don't think he has ever wanted any other gift. Too stinkin' funny, that kid is!

So our lovely friend, Lisa, decided she'd be the one to surprise him with his requested gift. Let me tell you... the kid's b-day was in MARCH and I think I've washed the silly pjs a total of maybe five times. (He hides them on me so I can't wash them. He says he is afraid I won't have them clean in time for bedtime.) Rolling!

Inspired by sketch #57 , thanks to Triple the Sketch, my page was super easy and fun. Check out Right at Home Scrapbooking for all other fun details like patterned paper, embellishments and such.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Blog Hop

This isn't just any ol' blog hop!
If you're just joining the hop,
you will want to hop
back to the beginning here...
and be sure to wish
Vicki a very HB!
Happy Birthday, Vicki!
Vicki is owner of
and quite the talented stamper.
Be sure to check out the
40% and 50% off sale
now at the Kat Store!
If you've just hopped from
you will want to keep on hopping to
And as always...
remember to "sparkle!"

Friday, June 5, 2009

TTS Sketch #60

Happy Scrappin' All!
If you are like me,
you could use more time to
When you DO get to enjoy a bit of
R&R with your paper, stamps, and stickers
(ooh, that sounds like a store name...)
always be sure to check out
for lots and lots of
sketches as well as inpsiration!
Look closely at my pages...
from a Bella Blvd sticker sheet.
I LOVE sticker sheets and paper packs,
such as Stampin' Up!'s
Simply Scrappin' Kits.
They make my scrapbooking time go so fast!
So the first page you see here is my take on
Sketch #60.
And below, you can see the entire two page spread.
Email me with your Simply Scrappin' Kit order
and start getting a ton of pages done

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My "Super" Daughter

I just had to do a bit of braggin'
today on my super talented gal!
She made this card for her
wonderful teacher
Mrs. Cooper
("Super Cooper")
as an end of the year gift.
And yep, she made the apple as well.
(FINALLY, she broke out the clay
she got for Christmas two years ago!)
She is such a talented little gal!
Be sure to check out her
other teacher gifts here
(and please leave her a comment.
she just loves getting them.)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Royal Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the
If you are joining me from
you are on the right track
(or should I say "trail" since we're hopping, he.)
Be sure to read
the entire post to find out
where you should hop to next.
You might also want to visit
for even more new release fun.
And now drumrole pa-lease...
Queen Kat Designs Store
(click here to shop)
These gals are just the cutest!
I selected this stamp image
because my daughter
has a friend who collects these
adorable little stacking dolls
and I thought it might be
fun to bless her with some images.
Now you are ready to keep hopping
so you can see even more
fantastic new releases
Queen Kat Designs
(click here to start your hop)
From my blog,
hop on over to
I hope you "royally" enjoy your hop!

Blog Hop Sneak Peak

Are you ready for some

fun, fresh, and funky

ideas from

Queen Kat Designs?!

They will be here shortly!

This inspirational hop will begin

over at the QKD blog

(link listed above)

at 10:00am EST.

Just to wet your creative taste buds,

check out what I have in store for you...

See you back here at 10:00!