Sunday, July 29, 2012

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just a little Pick-Me-Up

Good Morning My Friends, so glad you're back to visit or welcome if it's your first time.  Today I did a little Pick-Me-Up card just to perhaps help someone that is not having the greatest of days do to Breast Cancer.  So I hope by letting them know that they have friends they will never meet personally, but are there for them and hoping and praying that they win the battle and also, that a cure is very close.  So here is my creation for the day and I hope it brings a smile to all.

The adorable image I used is from Beccy's Place and the beautiful textured ribbon was in my blog candy package from Rhonda, Bumblebee Creations that I won in a Challenge on Fresh Brewed Designs.  So I thought I would use this beautiful ribbon and image on a special card made for Link Up for Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness just for YOU.
I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy making them.  I hope they bring a smile and lift your spirits, that's my intention.

Thanks again for visiting and hope you come back often, I enjoy your visits.

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless

And to all the Scrappers out in blog land, you still have time to get your creations into Link Up for Pink Challenge #4 to win some awesome prizes from some fantastic sponsors. 

Check out Link Up for Pink, read all about it, it was the first to be recognized by the American Cancer Society.


Friday, July 27, 2012

My Favorite Hobby is.........

Good Morning, glad you're here to check things out today.  Get yourself a cup and have a seat and see what I have in store for you today.

 I have a little surprise for you today though, I didn't make a card for my
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #30 creation.
Our theme this week is, "What is Your Favorite Hobby, Sport, etc." and of course you know what my favorite hobby is, I am here almost everyday.  ; ))

Well, anyway, I decided to take my little container that was sitting over on a desk all glittered up and not being used, and decided for my favorite hobby, I would use one of my favorite stamps, "Loralie - Crafty Girl" from Loralie Art Stamps, They Just Make You Smile.  I stamped her, colored her, did some fussy cutting and used my Spellbinders dies for the ovals and stuck her on a stick in the pot. Well, that looked sort of, so I made a few "Flower Pops" and stuck them around the pot and I thought she looked pretty cute and she had her scrappin' tote and stuff  all ready to head on over to
"Pause Dream Enjoy" to do some creations. ; )

Now, if you go on over to Pause Dream Enjoy and post your creation there's a really good prize waiting for a lucky winner to claim!!

Our generous sponsor this week is:

And if you're the lucky winner you get to choose
  Any 3 items from the Squigglefly!!

 I hope to see your creations being posted.  Good luck in the draw.

That's it from me today, but Y'all come back now,
until next time
Take care and God Bless.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Name Is Belinda

Hi, my name is Belinda, well, my full name is "Belinda in Reflection" and I am from The Crafty Pad Store. 

The Crafty Pad Store has some really awesome images for almost any creation you have planned.  Stop by and check out the store and see what your favorites are.

Well, it's time for me to go today, but I'll be back real soon with more creations and more really cute images.

See ya real soon!!

Until next time,
Take care and God Bless.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Hi all, I hope everyone is having a splended day.  I am back to post my creation for The Crafty Pad Challenge #180, Make It Move, interactive.  The DT members are getting to choose a theme and of course this is the one I have chosen.  So here my card and I will give a little more explanation along the way.

I have made a Penny Slider Card.  The butterfly is attached to two pennies and foam tape was added and the penny slides back and forth with just a slight tilt of the card.  As you can see, the butterfly is in the right hand corner.

Now he has moved to almost center and facing in the opposite direction,.

Once again he has moved to the center and again in the opposited direction of the last one.

The Butterfly image is from The Crafty Pad Store and was printed on transparency, fussy cut and colored with glitter.

I hope you liked my little butterfly fluttering around.

So show your "moving" creation in the challenge and you may be the winner of a really fabby prize from a Fantastic Sponsor.

Crafty Ribbon

This is a gorgeous selection of ribbons aptly named
Teddy Bear Picnic

That's it for today my friends, I hope you enjoyed your visit and that you come back often, I enjoy your visits.

Until next time,
Take care and God Bless


Hello blogworld, I am back again to post for LINK UP FOR PINK for Breast Care Awareness.  Today I am using "Fairy Child Stamp, Forget Me Not" from the fantastic stamp collection of Scrapbook Stamp Society.  So here is my post, but remember, you are not being forgotten in any way because everyone is hoping and praying that a cure is not too far in the future.  So here is my lil' friend and yours and I hope she puts a smile on your face.

I think the digi stamp is just adorable, Martha Stewart's punch around the page lacy punch is really fabby and I also like making different kinds of flowers with McGill's punches.  All the paper and ribbon comes from my stash of goodies I have and decided to start using it all before I buy anymore.....  well, maybe not buy as much.  ; ))

Now for some more good news, remember that
is still going on and you need to get out all your scrappin' stuff and use it too.   You have until August 2nd,  and if you get your entry in you have a chance to win some very nice gifts from our very generous sponsors.
We have over 50 sponsors now, how great is that? 

So start Scrappin' and make it Happin'

You still have time to check out the

Just leave us some love comments and you could be a lucky winner of some fabulous prizes from our Super Duper Sponsors!

Well, it's time to go again, I hope you enjoyed my card and hope my lil' friend and I put a smile on your face.
Thanks so very much for stopping by and please come back again, I enjoy your visit.  ; )

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


LINK UP FOR PINK is as busy as can be.  We started Challenge #4 on July 19th and will it end on August 2nd.  So you have time to get your creation in so you can be in the drawing for some fabby prizes and we have some super duper generous sponsors.   Your creation can be of any design, but must have PINK on it.  Now, how hard can that be?  Well, I hope I can help get you inspired along with the other LUFP DT members with the creations we have posted.  

But now the big day has arrived and I want to thank you for joining us for the LINK UP FOR PINK BLOG HOP, PINK HOPE.  If you have arrived here from Esther's blog, you're on the right track.

If you'd like to start at the beginning you can start here.

To get my inspiration going we received a card sketch that was designed by Melissa Craig from Tuesday Morning Sketches especially for LINK UP FOR PINK - PINK HOPE BLOG HOPThank you so much Melissa for the beautiful design.

This adorable Breast Cancer Awareness digi stamp I chose is named "Save the Pink #2", and was donated by Scrapbook Stamp Society.  The digital images were designed by Sherri Baldy and Heather Valentin from Scrapbook Stamp Society and created especially for
LINK UP FOR PINK!!    They will be available for purchase on the day of the blog hop, July 21st. 

But Scrapbook Stamp Society is one of our Awesome sponsors and is giving a $12.00 voucher to their shop to one lucky WINNER!!


We have another fabby sponsor, Touched by a Butterfly.
And the WINNER  receives a $12.00 Voucher to their digital shop!!

Be sure to go to the LUFP DT members blogs to see their awesome creations.  Next on the hop is our guest designer Lisa .

If you get lost along the way here is the entire hopping order.

            LUFP -
Joanie -     >>>You are here.

Okay, you have all the information, directions, and even some inspiration, so I hope to see some entries soon inChallenge #4 and good luck to all in drawings.

I hope you enjoyed my creation as much as I enjoyed creating it.

So Keep Scrappin' and make it Happin'

Until next time,
Take care and God Bless.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ummmmm Yummy.....

Good Morning my friends, I was having a fun time in my scrappy place last nite, as you can tell, and decided to do a card for the Fresh Brewed Challenge this week,

I just got this coffee and pie digi from Fresh Brewed Designs and wondered.... ummm, now what to do?  So while I was sitting at my crafting table late last night... poof... a thought came about, so back to my computer to look for an image I remembered that was just so cute (as we older ladies enjoy, as I do anyway) that I had gotten from Art Impressions, in the Golden Oldie section, and well, I just thought they went together just perfect.   ;))

Well, I hope you got a chuckled out of this one because I sure did.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you come back again real soon for another visit.  I enjoy you being here.  Drop me a note if you chuckled or even got a smile on your face.

And don't forget to get your creations posted for
 that started today and ends August 2nd.
It's for a fantastic cause, Breast Cancer Awareness.
So please join in for the fun and YOU could win some of the fabby prizes we have from some Awesome Sponsors.

Until next time,
Take care and God Bless

This creation has also been entered in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - All Things Girlie
Divas by Design - #44 Anything Goes

The Big Day is Here....

Well, my Scrappin' friends, can you believe it's time for  LINK UP FOR PINK CHALLENGE # 4  already???

The challenge date is July 19th through August 2nd, and the winner will be announced on August 3rd.

It's time to get those scissors, glue, and papers out and get started on your creation to be submitted here to win some really fabby prizes.  But, before I tell you all about that, I want to show you what I did and how it all came to  be.

The digi of the "ewe" is from Mary's Creative Journey StoreI would like to thank Mary for being one of our sponsors for Challenge #4, but also for the digis provided to the Link Up for Pink DT for our use in creating our cards for Breast Cancer Awareness.  I already had the stamp "Gurnsey Gingham" stamp  that my daughter had won in a challenge from "Ippity Chick" that I used as a matting and the border and all the other papers, flowers and punch, I had in my stash. The beautiful crinkled ribbon bow was made from the ribbon I received from 3 Girl Jam.

But wait there's more, Mary is giving this fantastic "Lots of Love" stamp set to a lucky winner!!!

Another fabby prize is the crinkled ribbon by 3 Girl Jam that is also sponsoring the challenge.  They really have some awesome goodies at their store.
We also got this great sketch to get us inspired, which was designed especially for Link Up for Pink, by
Melissa Craig from Tuesday Morning Sketches.
                       Well, not much more I can say here except we have some super duper fantastic sponsors              
giving away some  A-W-E-S-O-M-E prizes and I wish everyone that enters their creation for 
LINK UP FOR  PINK - CHALLENGE #4   the best of luck in the drawing.
"So Keep Scrappin' and make it Happin"
Until next time take care and God Bless

Please visit LINK UP FOR PINK to see all the creations made by our DT members and enter yours while you're there.

This card has also been entered in the following challenge:
Creative Craft Challenges - Pink and Black (Week 2)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Challenge Pink, Grey and Black
Divas by Design - #44 Anything Goes

Monday, July 16, 2012

My friend gets juiced... LOL

Hi, this is just a cutie of a card I made to send to a friend who is dieting and is juicing everything and anything and is not only getting healthy, but pulling the pounds off, too.   Now, how healthy is that?  So my daughter and I have started and yes it works, drink healthy and eat lightly.  So thanks to my friend, Yolie, and this card is a ONE OF A KIND,  ESPECIALLY A FRUIT AND VEGGIE JUICY INSPRIRED CREATION, well, just DELISH Created just for YOU!!

Have a wonderful happy and healthy day, my friend.

Take care and God Bless,
Love ya girl

Thanks for all you do for LINK UP FOR PINK - BREAST CARE AWARENESS

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Thinking of You

Hi my friends, I am back with my post "Thinking of You" because all of us here at
Link Up For Pink care about you, male or female, that are fighting for your lives to win the battle of Breast Cancer, and are hoping and praying that a cure is close in time.  So today I posted a card and she appears to be thinking about you also.

Her name is "Sunflower Girl" and she is a stamp from
 "A Day for Daisies". 

They have an awesome selection of digis!!
The beautiful patterned paper is from my LUFP package.  The large daisy I created with a stamp which is retired, AZTEC SUNFLOWER, from Heartfelt and I used a Poinsettia die from Spellbinders Blossom 2 to cut it out. 

Challenge 3 is now over, but get ready because Challenge #4 starts on July 19th!!!

AND THEN we are having a fantastic PINK HOPE BLOG HOP,  starting July 21st.

 Check it all out at

We have some awesome sponsors giving away fantastic prizes,
 plus you do not want to miss all the fun.

So, start Scrappin' and make it Happin'.

Well, that's it for now,
until next time, take care and God Bless!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's a Jungle Out There

Hi to all my Scrappin' buds and blogger friends out there in blogland, facebook, and where ever else or how ever you come by, I am happy to have you visit and I would like to announce that this is my official first posting as a new Design Team Member for PAUSE DREAM ENJOY, which is really a great and fun place as the girls are super duper nice and they are very, very, talented.  So now that my introduction is over here is my creation for........IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE!!

Her name is Safari Daisy from Digital Designs by Looby Lou and she seems to have made friends with a couple of Jungle friends already.  This creation was a handful as I fussy cut the stump and embossed with a wood grain embossing folder, then fussy cut the giraffe, monkey and Sarah and the trees and leaves were cut with our Zing.  But it all went together well, and I think Safari Daisy will be enjoying her visit.

Thanks so much for stopping by as I always enjoy your visits, and now if you will please check out the other Design Team members' creations over at Dream Pause Enjoy and please leave some love comments for all of us as you are our inspiration, but WAIT that's not all, we  have a fantastic sponsor this week,
The prize is a PAULA DEEN Paper Pack of 12 6 by 6 sheets, a Book of Tags by PAULA DEEN, 3D FLOWERS BY PAULA DEEN AND 3D EMBELLISHMENTS BY PAULA DEEN. That is what the prize will be. Paula Deen (the famous cook) has come out with her own craft line for year 2012.
I hope to see some familar names my friends along with everyone else sending in their fantastic creaions because it could be YOU winning the fabby prize.  So lets get Scrappin' and make it Happin'.

So until next time take care and God Bless,

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Oh, what a great treat!!!

I am participating in the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS CHALLENGE  and so what image did I use, well, coffee and a sweet treat of course. So here is my entry, hope you like it.  I thought it was quite delish!!  LOL

Hope you like candy sprinkles on your cupcakes!!  

Okay, that's it for today on here, gosh, now got to get the mojo flowing for the

Don't forget to keep "Scrappin' to make it Happen"

Until next time,
take care and God Bless.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Wedding Wishes to a great couple.

A very good friend that I have met through our church is getting married at the end of the month, so I decided to use my lacy punches and do a card that I think they will really like.  This is a second marriage for each, but they knew one another many years ago and each went their separate ways, married, had families, and now they are each alone again and I am not sure how they got back in touch, but they did and things were just like where they had left off.  So now, they will take the vows and with God's love and help they will live happily ever after.  So here is my card that I made.

It is a 6x6 card made of 8 layers of cardstock.  I used one of my Martha Stewart's punch around the page stamps, added a beautiful array of blossoms, tulle and pearls, and the sentiment "A Wedding Wish for You".  On the sentiment piece inside I also punched just the corners and printed a very beautiful sentiment.

So, that's my card for the day and now it's time to close down the studio until tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy your visits.  Please come back often.

Until next time,
Take care and God Bless

This card will be entered in the following challenge:

Creative Stamp Friends - Paper Piecing or coloring with paper

Sunday, July 8, 2012

At the Seaside

Hello again, I am posting a cutie playing on the beach,an image received from our Generous Sponsor this week, The Stamping Boutique, named Beach Baby, for the The Crafty Pad Challenge and perhaps she's on a beach on vacation having the time of her life in the sand.

 I hope you enjoy this card as I used an old technique, but still a lot of fun to play with.  So here is my creation.

I decided to use the Shaker Box and just let the little one have fun with all the shells and sand.  After all, I still enjoy playing on the beach looking for shells and building all sorts of things with the sand.

I hope you get a creation or two entered so you can have a chance to win some really great prizes from two generous sponsors. 
Letraset Sponsor
pack of Mid-Tone Promakers

The Stamping Boutique.
Shop The Stamping Boutique here!
Prize is 3 digi images from their store
Thanks so much for stopping by, I enjoy your visits and if you like my creations and they make you smile, please leave a comment if you have a minute.
So until next time,
take care and God Bless.

Friday, July 6, 2012

WE CAN DO IT ! ! !

Good Morning my friends, glad you stopped by to see the creation that I made for LINK UP FOR PINK for your enjoyment.  I hope you enjoy it and if so, please leave me a love comment to keep my inspiration and mojo flowing.  I really enjoy your visits and hope you come back often.
Well, lets get to the design, "We Can Do It", and I think if we all pray and hope and have faith, together we will find a cure for Breast Cancer.

I do have something I woudl like to share with you.  My daughter Kelly and I went to Waffle House to have breakfast and as I was checking out the cashier was wearing a Breast Cancer Awareness scarf around her neck and I commented how nice I thought that was and she said it was for her dad who had cancer.  Well, a gentleman sitting close by, said that is why my head is shaved.  I said, I'm sorry, are you going through Chemo?  He said, no, my wife had breast cancer and passed away in February and so I keep my head shaved in memory of her.  I was about in tears, but thought, Wow, what a wonderful caring husband she had to do this for her.  I hope and pray everyday that everyone that is going through cancer treatments gets great results and becomes a survivor. 
The stamp I used is "WE CAN DO IT" from Digi Doodle  Scrapbooking Society which has any type of products you need. 

Come join in the fun at the Link Up for Pink Blog Hop July 21st.  It going to be a blast and we have lots of fabby prizes that's going to be given away to some very lucky scrappers that visit the hop.

And that's not all, although Challenge No. 3 has ended we are almost ready for


which begins on July 19th.

Well, that is all the fantastic news I have at the moment, but will keep in touch with all the details.
So keep Scrappin' and make it Happin'.

Until next time take care and God Bless,

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sunset with Granny and PawPaw

 First of all, I would like to welcome all of my friends to PAUSE DREAM ENJOY CHALLENGES as this is my first pre-post as a NEW Design Team Member.  Okay, you can do the happy dance with me.  ; )  July 13th is my official date to begin.  wooo hooo  This is a great team to have fun with, they are some funny gals!

Now for my first creation, can't you just imagine Granny and PawPaw sitting out on the sandy beach, watching and listening to the waves rolling in, the birds getting ready to settle in for the night and then here comes the most beautiful sunset to end a fantastic day.  Gosh, I need to go find this place!  I made it sound so good, I'd like to go there often.  ; )

And then as always, good things have to come to and end. So with big smiles on their faces we get to know the reason for this special moment.  They have a little sentiment included here,

You're living proof that dreams come true,  
Hope today is special for both of you.
Have A Wonderful Anniversay!

We have a great sponsor this week

and the lucky winner will receive a

Ginger Snap Scraps $5 Gift Certificate

This card will also be entered into the follow challenges:

Fresh Brewed Designs - # 103 Summertime
Dude Time Doodles - Fun in the Sun
Lil Red Wagon - Challenge #140 Life's a Beach
Nutcrafters - #21 Make a Scene


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Come on in and visit Moorag

Hi my crafty friends, I'm glad you stopped by to give Moorag a little pet and to check out her new barn.  She just moved in over at The Crafty Pad Designs and she is showing off her new home, friends and just lots of other things she's all excited about.  So let me get mooooving here and show you what I have for you.

She looks like she's pretty happy and relaxed in her new home.  ; )

You can check in over at The Crafty Pad and see Moorag in her many poses and she even has some friends, too!
For your chance to win the entire set including 
colored or uncolored images, the sentiments and the paper. 

All you have to do is leave a comment on The Crafty Pad Blog post and your name will go into the drawing!
For a 2nd chance in the draw,
become a follower of
The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog
and leave us another comment telling us you are a follower.
It is that super duper easy!
Commenting will close 12pm GBT on Monday the 11th of June
and the winner will be announced on Thursday the 14th of June.
We hope you love this new release as much as we do :)

And of course, don't forget to leave a little love here too.  :-)
So my friends, until next time, keep on Scrappin' and make it Happin', have a great day.
Take care and God Bless.