Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A post for Jen

Hi, I am here today to post a card for someone special, Jen, who has been diagnosed with Breast cancer and this is a special blog hop to help support her through this battle hoping and praying she is going to be a survivor.
Paper Makeup Stamps & Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog proudly presents 
"Jen's Sunshine" Blog Hop
This hop will remain open till Tuesday Sept.4th
Winners announced Sept. 7th
Today we take time to honor our friend and fellow crafter Jen Scull.  If you are here hopping with us, then I am sure you know Jen is battling breast cancer.  She has been fighting this nasty disease since February.  On behalf of Jen, we thank you for being here.

We ask as you hop along with us, please consider donating at least $1 using the paypal donation button at any stop along the way.  Your donation will go directly to Jen. Thank you.

It wouldn't be a hop without prizes.  To see a full list of the prizes up for grabs, please visit 

To be eligible to win a prize from our sponsors, collect the hidden letters located throughout the hop.  Once you spell out the secret phrase, please email Jenn Cochran at  This will get you entered to win one of several fabulous prizes.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Waiting for Isaac

Well, this is a post I didn't think I would be making, Waiting for Hurricane Isaac, but since I was born and raised in New Orleans I thought I could qualify for a card to cover that title.  Lord knows I've waited for many in my lifetime.  I was spared for Katrina as I moved to Alabama in 1998, but my family and friends were all still there and till this day have lost contact with some.  So here is my card I came up with...... 

It's just unbelievable that it will hit or arrive on Katrina's 7th anniversary after stalling for 3 or 4 days in the Gulf of Mexico.  I guess there's a reason, but one does wonder, why?
All I can say, is I hope and pray for everyone down in the Big Easy and for my family and friends that all will be over soon with not much harm to anyone and not much damage.
I apologize that this is not one of my more humorous post as usual, but the old girl here is just not herself today.  I'm sure you understand.
Until next time,
take care and God Bless,
This card is being entered in the challenge at skdigis - preparing-for-tropical-storm-isaac

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Just a little note........

Hi my friends, I hope those of you today that are putting up a fight with Breast Cancer are feeling love, strength, courage and hope and are determined that the battle you're fighting is going to be successful, that you are going to be a survivor. I just want to say that we here at Link Up for Pink are supporting you all the way. So I made a card today, simple, pretty, and just for you with a little message.

The beautiful sketch I used to do my card was created by Yolie Burke, our Link Up for Pink girl that keeps all of us in tow and does such a wonderful job. You need to read how Link Up for Pink got its beginning with 3 ladies, Gaby, Celeste and Yolie and now for the second year Yolie and Celeste and you'll understand how loving, caring and thoughtful they are. It was just a blog like yours and mine and it just grew and grew and grew......

Got a little fessing up to do here.....I need to say, the sketch was to be used for our Challenge No. 5 opening day, but I got so involved with my card "Dream" that I forgot I was supposed to use the sketch. So better, late than never, right? :))

I hope my card brought you some inspiration.

Join us in Challenge #5, Pink Hope, Link Up for Pink now going on and post your cards for support for Breast Care Awareness.


We have an Awesome Sponsor with a really fantastic prize, Paper Makeup Stamps and the prize is a $15.00 Voucher to their store. Check it out, join us and maybe you'll be the next big winner!!!! Good luck to all that participate.

I'm so glad you stopped by to visit and hope to see you again real soon. 
Until next time take care and God Bless.


Friday, August 24, 2012

Baby on the Way

Well, if you follow my blog often it seems I go from one thing to another in a strange sort of craftying way.  ; )  My last post was seeing UFO's and Aliens and now to having a sweet little one on the way.... Oh, NOT ME!!! just the image I used. LOL  Lets get that part correct.  ; ))  So lets get the card posted and then I'll tell you all about it.  Here goes....

I made this card to enter into the Banner Challenge at The Stamping Boutique and while looking through their shop I saw this image and just got tickled.  I just thought it was too cute to pass up, so here it is.
You need to check the shop out as all the digis are on sale 30% off.  Woo hoo, that's a good savings!!  Maybe you'll be the prize winner too!!

Shop The Stamping Boutique here!
I would also like to remind everyone that Challenge #5 for Link Up for Pink is ready for your creations and has some awesome cards the DT members have made for inspiration.  So check out
There is awesome sponsors supporting Link Up For Pink and donating some fantastic prizes to be given away.  Challenge #5 ends on September 6th and the winner will be announced on the 7th.
So until next time and who knows what my theme will be,
Take Card and God Bless
Please Remember to.....

UFO's BEING SEEN ..........

Hi, I've been told there are UFOs and Aliens being seen around Pause Dream Enjoy.  Well, I was up in my Scrappin' room when all of a sudden look what appeared.!!!!

Well, he's saying peace, so that's not too scary, but wait, there's more, check out all the little eyes peeping out the windows!!!! Hope they're friendly too.  Now, the animal, oh, not too sure of "whatever it is" he looks like he's ready to attack!!!!! 

Well, that's all I have for today, I'm getting out of here!!

Check over at Pause Dream Enjoy because I heard they have more aliens, creatures, spaceships and more.

Our generous sponsor this week is Clear Dollar Stamps and they are giving away a $5 gift certificate to their store!!  So get your creation posted so maybe you can be the next Winner!! They have some awesome stamps and also a SALE going on now.

I hope I made you chuckle or put a smile on your face, if so, that's what I intended to do and my job is complete.

Until next time, take care and God Bless.

Challenge #5 started Aug. 23rd and there are lots of fabby prizes to be won and so join in and support Breast Care Awareness. Hope to see you there!!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Red Roses for.............

Hi, how the heck are ya today?  We are having some very humid weather here in Alabama.  We did get a little rain, but many times it's about 30 raindrops just enough to make steam!  ; )  But today is a beautiful, hot, sunny day so I decided to stay in my scrappy place and make a few cards.  This card is for the Paper Makeup Stamps challenge.  So here is my card and I'll give you more info in a few.

For some reason, my font that I have on here looks to be very large? Ummm....tried several others, but oh well.... You will be able to read it loud and clear. LOL 
My pretty girl is from Paper Makeup Stamps and is named "Moody for Flowers".  I think it's a very pretty digi, hope you agree. 
Check out the store and by all means join in the challenge to win some goodies.  You know you never have enough scrappin'
Also, Link Up for Pink - Pink Hope Challenge is now on and I'd like to invite all of you over there to check out the creations made by the DT members and also to enter your creation to win some awesome prizes.  You can check here - or you can just hit the button at the top right side of my blog.  Please join in as this is for a great cause.
And remember.....

Well my friends, that's all for today..... maybe :))
Until next time,
Take care
This card is being entered in the following challenge:

Challenge #5 - Pink Hope - Link Up for Pink

Good Morning my friends, can you believe it's time already for Challenge #5 - Pink Hope Blog Hop for Link Up for Pink?  Gosh, where is the time going?  Well, lets get on with all the great news and excitment going on here with Link Up for Pink.

First of all, here is my creation "Dream" that I have created.   I hope you enjoy stopping by and looking at the cards I post here as I thoroughly enjoy creating and posting them so that everyone that is fighting the battle of Breast Cancer and also for those that are by their side, hoping, praying, giving strength and love.

This image is"Arelia Fairy" from one of our Super Duper Sponsors, Paper Make Up Stamps  You may want to visit their shop as they have digis for all your needs.

And since they are sponsoring Challenge #5, if you enter your creation you can win a $15.00 Voucher to their shop.  That is a fantastic prize!!

So to all the scrappers out there, get your stuff together and enter your card because you may be the next big Winner and I hope to see lots of entries from scrappers I personally know.  I am going to be looking for your creations for sure... lol  The blog is from August 23rd until September 6th and the winner of the fabby prize will be announched on September 7th.  Good luck to all participants.

Well, that's it for today's post and until next time,
take care and God Bless.

And please, remember.....

Thanks once again for taking time to stop by and please check out the Link up for Pink - Pink Hope Blog Hop to see all the beautiful cards the design team girls have created.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Praying for a Cure

Hello, again, I'm glad you came back!! Or if this is your first time here I would like to welcome you to take a look around. 

  I hope you enjoy my creations here as I have been blessed with never having to battle with cancer, but there are so many of you out there fighting for your life I just hope my creations let you know there is a group at Link Up for Pink hoping and praying they find a cure soon.

My image for this card is from Scrapbook Stamp Society "Saying My Prayers" and you can really shop til' you drop at that store.  They have some of the most adorable images, rubber stamps, well, anything you need.  Just hop on over and check the store out....  you'll fall in love with their girls.

Be sure to enter
You have from August 23rd to September 6th to get your entry in and the winner of the fabby prize will be announced on September 7th. 

We have an awesome sponsor, Paper Make Up Stamps and they are giving away a $15.00 Voucher to their store.  How awesome is that??
So get your creative juices flowing and get your card ready to be entered and YOU could be our next Winner!!!  Good luck to all participants!!

Well, that's all I have for today and I want to thank you for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit Link Up for Pink to see all of the beautiful cards the girls there have been posting.

So until next time,
take care and God Bless

Please remember..........

Friday, August 17, 2012

A little time to play.... Scrap Happy!!

There was a little drizzle of rain going on, now just overcast and looks like it could pour down at any moment, so to the craft room I go, these are my best crafting days and most relaxing.  I can hear the raindrops on the window panes, ummm.... like a lullaby if I was in my favorite chair.  lol  But I managed to keep playing and decided to do a card for the challenge this week over at Fresh Brewed Designs, which is "no digis - rubber stamps only" and I used the 'Crafty Girl' So stamp.  So here is what I came up with... I think she looks quite crafty... ; ))

And here are some of the rules!!
It is EASY!!! Just create a card using anything you wish. FBD images are not required. If you do use a FBD image and play along in our challenges you will have a chance to be featured. If your card is featured you will be able to add our "I was Featured" badge on your blog and you will get your choice of 3 digis, just like that!!!
Oh, how I want that badge and the three digis!!!!
So hop on over to Fresh Brewed Designs and join in the fun!!!
That's all folks!!  See ya again soon.
Until then, take care and God Bless.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Give Cancer a Boot!!

Hello again, seems like I back here everyday with a new post for all my friends and friends I haven't met yet, but are definitely welcomed to come on in and have a seat and see what's new in the crafty room today.  Of course, I am here with a special post for a fantastic cause today, Link Up for Pink Breast Cancer Awareness.  There are so many of you out there, male and female, putting up a great fight to win the battle and we're hoping and praying there is going to be a cure soon.  So I created a card "Give Cancer A Boot!!"  I'm all for it, how about you?

We just want everyone involved to know that we are supporting you.  You need to keep up your faith, courage, strength, hope and we love you.  I hope I helped a little by bringing a smile to your face, even just a little grin, if I did, then I accomplished what I set out to do. 

In creating the card I used the boot image from Shelly's Images and she has some really great ones in her shop. 

So any crafter who would like to take part in the Link up for Pink, Pink Hope Challenge #5, get ready because it starts on August 23rd.  Get those creative juices flowing and show me some of your creations too. There are fabulous prizes to be awarded and just so much fun for such a wonderful cause.   Hope to see you around.

So until next visit, take care and God Bless.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Ever Been On A Farm??

This was a fun theme to work with for Pause Dream Enjoy.  And I did exactly that as it brought back some fantastic family memories. So here goes.
Well, I grew up in New Orleans, so, so much for farms...LOL  But I did visit some relative's farm when I was very, very young and that's been a couple of months  But I do remember it being a very large place with all kinds of animals and I especially remember the house sitting way to the back and the white fence that enclosed all the property.  Awesome place, as the whole family gathered there on some weekends and it was a really fun time.  I rode the horses, played with the chickens, and had fun feeding all the animals.  So this card brought back some of those  wonderful memories.... (disregard the mountains), they don't have those in Louisiana either... lol  

I hope you enjoyed reading about a small part of my childhood memories and of course, we are looking forward to seeing your creations of farm life or visits, too in our Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #32, beginning August 10th.

This project is being sponsored by Clear Dollar Stamps with $5 Gift Certificate to their store.  Now how awesome is that?  So get those crafting tools out and get your entry in and YOU may be the next winner.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you visit here often.  You're more than welcomed and you can also have your friends come by.  So until next time, take care and God Bless.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Let's go for a ride!

Hi, guess who is back with another card made for the challenge over at Fresh Brewed Designs?  That is such a fun place and such great group of girls you can't help making cards and posting on their blogs for challenges or just for fun if you want.  So here is what I came up with today, a field of flowers and Up, Up and Away..... I have to tell you though, I do not like "UP" at all, not even in a plane, so this would not be something you would see me in waving at you.. LOL

Well, that's all for today, it has been raining, "finally" and I ran an errand came home and sat in the recliner to take a break and slept for about 2 hours.  ; )   The thunder and rain is like a lullaby to me.  So now I really need to get with the program as I have some cards that really need to get made kind of like "now".

The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs, the greenery is from Stampin' Up, the flowers are from Prima and Stickles for the center.
The sentiment... just popped up out of my head..   ; ))

 So until next time, take card and God Bless.

 This card will also be entered into the following challenge:
4 crafty chicks - challenge 102 - Up,Up and away.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I Miss youuu!!!!!!

Good afternoon my blog land friends, I hope you're outdoors and having a clear day, going for a nice ride and everything is on the up and up!!  ; ) 

I made this card to post in the Challenge over at Fresh Brewed Designs.  Of course, I usually have to put a little humor into some of my cards and so that was my idea again for today.  The balloon image was a freebie from Fresh Brewed to enter the challenge and the lil' fat lady running is from Art Impressions in the Golden Oldie Section.  Seems like that's the place I am having to shop at for almost everything now a days (for me).  LOL.  I hope you enjoy my creation and you at least get a little chuckle.

Check over at Fresh Brewed and see what's Up. Fun, fun, fun.  A great place to grab a cup, sit back and join in all the great things going on.  I guarantee you will have a fantastic time.

Thanks for stopping by and y'all come back again soon.

Well, that's it for today,
Until next time
take care and God Bless.

This card is also being entered into challenge
4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge 102, Up-Up and Away

Our New Theme for the Week is.......

for The Crafty Pad Challenge, Show Some Metal, Challenge #182 chosen by our DT member Helen.  So I have chosen a Pin Cushion Image from the Crafty Pad Store and added some Handmade Stick Pins into my little cushion, after making it a little puffy and I think it worked out well.  So here is my creation.  I hope you like it.

Thought maybe a close up of the pins will show the metal as all the other pins are just printed with the image and the pin heads are covered with liquid pearls.  It appears my custion is full of real pins, but it only as the three.

I do have some news to share with all of you, that this will be my last post for The Crafty Pad.  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Design Team Members, but it's time, after almost 6 months to move on to another direction.  Oh, you will still see me around blogland as I will still be doing my post for Link Up for Pink and Pause Dream Enjoy.

Well, that's it for me today, and I hope you enjoyed my creation.  Thanks for visiting and please come back again.  I do appreciate all your comments and want to say thanks for being here.

Until next time, take care and God Bless.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Looking for a Cure

Hi, my name is Joan and I am here for Link Up for Pink with a new friend, Mindy Bookworm from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  She seems to have some very thick books and I think maybe she is involved in looking for a cure for those battling to win the fight with Breast Cancer. We hope and pray a cure is very close by and you can win.  YOU have to win!!!  And congratulations to those that have survived after a long and hard fight.
So here is my little friend and I hope she is a little  pick-me-up and brings a smile to you. 

I told you she was a cutie and there are many more to choose from.  You need to check out Scrapbook Stamps Society and fall in love.

I want to thank those of you that visit here regularly and welcome to the newcomers, I just hope all of you return often to visit because I enjoy you stopping by. 

So until next time, please take care,
and God Bless.