Thursday, September 27, 2012

Can you smell the apple pie baking?

I am making the post for Fresh Brewed Designs for their Challenge #115 Photo Inspiration, which are apples.  So here is dear old Granny getting her apples ready to bake an old fashioned apple pie.  YUM!!!

The stamped image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and it's called "Gardening Granny", she looks really cute in her jeans don't you think?  ; )   Well, I hope she gets going soon, I sure could use a Fresh Brewed cup of coffee and a big slice of Apple Pie.
That's about if for now, so until next time
Take care and God Bless.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Good Morning, here is my last post for the month of September for Link Up for Pink, whew...where has the month gone?  Well, today I have turned my thoughts to the survivors.

Gosh, how I hope and pray each and every one of you fighting the battle can say that.  I have done many cards on here for all that are fighting, hoping, praying, believing, having strength and courage and the love from family and friends to win the battle, but today I thought I would do a card for the survivors who have been through so very much and did all they could do and did finally win the battle.  So here's my post for them and I would like to say I am so thankful ... "YOU'RE A SURVIVOR". Best wishes forever!!
I made an easel card that stands up and opened, I thought you would enjoy reading the sentiment inside giving you a great feeling of accomplishment.  I bought this stamp and others for breast cancer awareness at Hobby Lobby, but this one I decided to use because of what I wanted to do. The paper is from my stash, the crochet flowers are from The Paper Studio, the pearl swirls are from Want2Scrap, the other pearls, ribbon, leaves and lace are from my collection of stuff.   ; ))  I do not part with my stuff... there always comes a time to use it.  (I'm going to be on the TV show as the Scrapbooking Stuff Hoarder."  ; ))

 The digi stamp I used is the Breast Cancer Awareness from Digi Darla Designs. They have an awesome supply of digis to choose from and I heard some good on....

First of all, today is the last day to get your entry in for Link Up for Pink Challenge 6, you have until midnight PST, so those of you who want to win fabulous prizes from Fresh Brewed Designs and Stateline Bag Company, well, guess you better get a move on.  ; ))

Secondly, guess what starts on October 1st????

Yes, our big LINK UP FOR PINK BLOG HOP.... woo hooo.   You DO NOT want to miss out here.  This is the time to show what you can do and post your creation or card here to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness and to have many, many chances to win some fantastic, fabulous, great, awesome prizes!   In addition to all our generous sponsors, I heard, now listen up... pay attention...I heard..... oh, this is awesome y'all, but I was told...... you are not going to believe this... that Digi Darla Designs ... and they have awesome digis, but... are you still here???  Okay, good, here goes.....

Digi Darla Designs  said that, "each person will receive a coupon code for a free digital image worth $3 to Digi Darla.  Only one per person.  Although they can enter as many times as they want for the chance to win the other prizes being offered."   Okay, post a card, win a prize, now it can't get any easier then that. 

So scrappers get your mojo on the flow, start scrappin' and make it happin, and I hope to see lots of Pink being posted and the best of luck to all who participate.

Well, I guess I better end here because I could really go on and on about all the fun, winning lots of prizes, seeing all the beautiful cards being posted and remembering it's all for a great cause, Breast Cancer Awareness.

So until next time, take care and God Bless.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hope Whispers

Hi again, I'm glad you're stopping by,  it makes me so happy when you come by to visit here, why, you're like family!   :)   Today I did a rather clean and simple card, left off all the bells and whistles I guess you could say. 
I just thought this card would make us stop for a minute and just think.  Some are saying, I have breast cancer, I'm fighting like a girl to win the battle, I'm taking chemo,  I am on radiation, I have the pain, I'm getting tired.  Some are ready to just give up.  But then the thought of, I've gone this far and why give up now.  You need to believe in Hope, it strengthens.
My card image was generously donated by Oak Pond Creations.  I fussy cut the gloves, hung them with a platted cord, and embossed the card front, used a brayer with pink ink to color the highlights and then cut the oval shape out to hang the gloves to remind you that you are a fighter and are not giving up.

Kimberly, artist and owner, of Oak Pond Creations has designed a digital image for Link Up for Pink. All 2012 sales will be given to the LINK UP FOR PINK Relay for Life page. 
I would like to take a minute to thank Kimberly of
Oak Pond Creations for this very generous donation to Link Up for Pink which is for such a fantastic cause.
So please, go to their site and buy your special digital image to make your donation. 
I hope you enjoyed my post today and hope you come back to visit soon.
So until next time,
Take care and God Bless

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Challenge 6 has arrived!!!!

Hi everyone, Link UP for Pink Challenge 6 is here and we are ready to
show you all the creations that have been made by our design team members to inspire you.  No cards posted.  What? No cards?   A new surprise for all of us.

This was something new for me and I totally enjoyed the fun and excitement and the learning of new techniques on cloth that I had while doing it and hoping all was going to come out okay.  Not hard at all and oh, so much fun!!  The Cotton Muslin Bag is from Stateline Bag Company and the image stamped is from Fresh Brewed Designs, "Caution Contents Are Hot."  The flower is a stamp and die set from Heartfelt.  And the coffee beans are real... my bag smells like fresh brewed coffee.... Yum!!

Fresh Brewed Designs
So I decided that my bag would be a "Thank You Gift Bag" and has a gift card holder which is the coffee cup and inside is the gift card for my favorite brew house "Starbucks."
So get your entries in to be a lucky winner of bags from State Line and stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs.  Awesome!!!! 
The challenge starts September 20th and ends September 26th, notice it's only for one week!!!  The winner will  be announced
September 27th. 
Good luck to all who participate.
Okay, now for more great news!!!!
October 1st starts our Link Up for Pink Blog Hop.  You do not want to miss out on this as there are prizes, prizes, prizes, and more prizes to be given away.  Please support Link Up for Pink and get your creations posted as this is for such a fantastic cause.
Well, that's all folks,
until next time take care and God Bless.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Weathering the Storm

Hello, it's Link Up for Pink posting time again and I have a card today and the sentiment says "Weathering the Storm".  When someone is going through all the phases of fighting breast cancer it's like being in a storm.  I have a little write up I found on the internet that I will add a little later in the post.  For now here is my card and I hope you get some comfort knowing we here at Link Up for Pink are by your side even though you can't see us, but you can come here and there's always something to hopefully ease your pain physically and mentally. So here we go....
 My cutie little girl is from Scrapbook Stamp Society, Digi Doodle Download Stamp, by Heather Valentin, Lil Ragamuffins - Emily Rainy Day.  I think she is just perfect for this card.  Please get busy and post your creations and have the chance to be a winner of 5 free digis from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  This is an awesome place to shop for some of the most fantastic digis for all your needs.  Today is the last day to post for Challenge 5 to win this awesome prize, so get your creations posted today before midnight PST.  Good luck to all who participate.
Now for the article I read and thought it would be good for support, strength, courage and hope.
Sailing through life is not about the size of the sailboat you have, or the equipment you own. It's about being a resourceful captain and steward of your boat, its resources, the people you choose to have along on your journey, and where you allow yourself to go.
It is learning to ride the waves. Weathering the storm makes you strong, durable, flexible, and more resilient. Experience makes you an expert sailor. You become stronger, wise, and always more prepared for the unexpected. Becoming an expert sailor requires you to learn new techniques, come through some rough storms, and then lets you enjoy the peaceful and serene times that also become part of the sailing experience, where you glide with the breeze, enjoying the nature around you. A novice sailor may be energetic, and have the best boat and the newest equipment, but the seasoned sailor brings the depth that adds value and wisdom to the voyage.

When you are at the start of the breast cancer journey, you can join hands with other shipmates who have been through the breast cancer experience to strengthen your position.  There is less of a chance the ship will capsize if there is a good solid crew, so learn to let others help, take in their wisdom, and sail your boat in only the way that you can - with grace and courage.

I hope this article helped you in some way to let you know you're not alone.  I hope and pray a cure is close by.

Okay, it's time for the big day tomorrow....

Challenge 6 starts September 20th until September 26th, note it is for one week only.  The winner will be announced on September 27th.  Our fabulous, generous sponsors are:

Fresh Brewed Designs

You will not want to miss out on this challenge as there are some fantastic prizes, awesome stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs and Cotton Muslin Bags from State Line Bag Co. 
It's going to be lots of fun and I hope to see many of you posting your creations to perhaps win some of the awesome prizes, but most of all to support a fantastic cause, Breast Cancer Awareness.
And for more great news!!!!! 
October 1st through October 14 is our big Link Up for Pink Blog Hop.  This is going to be lots of fun too and there are prizes, prizes, prizes and more prizes to be won by lucky participants.
So get "Scrappin' and make it Happin".
Good luck to all participants.
Well, that's all the news I have, whew!!! that was a lot.  ; ))
Until next time, take care and God Bless.
This card is also being entered in the following challenge for support for Dawn's Mom...... Dawn's Crafting

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ready for a little spooky time? hehehehe

Hellooooo, I thought it was time for a little spooky stuff to start in getting ready for Halloween.  So I filled my cauldron with all the potions I needed and here is what I came up with.  Hope you don't get too scared.. hehehehehe
I even let her borrow my broom... hahahaha  Look close, it actually has real broom straws.
Anyway, I just thought since it was a rainy day outside, dark and gloomy that I would make a card to sort of match the mood.
The witch sentiment I used was Wanda the Witch from Dude Time Doodles and thought I would also post it in their challenge.
So I hope enjoyed the scary card, laughed a lot and enjoyed your visit.
Until next time,
Take care and God Bless.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


I just wanted to post a card to say "Thank You" to all military both active and retired for serving our country.  When I am out and about and I see service personnel in a restaurant, in line at the grocery, or just where ever, I always put my hand out to shake theirs and say, Thank You.  I usually get a big smile and a you're welcome back.  Such a great feeling I think for both.  If you don't do this, just try it once and see how you feel.  I feel great!!  So here is my thank you card.

I hope you take my suggestion and shake that hand and say thanks, just once, try it.  Come back here and leave me a little note if you do.  I'll be waiting to hear from you.
So until next time,
Take care and God Bless.
This card is being entered in the challenge at:  The Stamping Boutique.

Stand Up for the Red, White and Blue

Stand Up for the Red, White and Blue.  Sometimes I think this has been forgotten about by some.  When the National Anthem is played not everyone places their hand over their heart, you see it during certain ceremonies and sports games, etc.

We need to remember how powerful our country is and what it stands for and take everything back that has been taken away from us.  Let's be proud of our country, and let's remember and thank all those who have fought in foreign lands and here in our country during 911, as so many have lost their lives, been injured, and made the ultimate sacrifice.  God Bless Our Nation.

I hope you enjoyed my card, I did as it brought back many memories of family members that lost their lives fighting for our country. 
Thanks for stopping by today and hope to see you soon.
So until next time,
Take care and God Bless.
This card is being entered in a challenge at The Stamping Boutique

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fresh Brewed September Blog Hop

Welcome to Septembers Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop!
This is our Biggest Blog Hop of the year!
We have invited several guests to join in on the fun.

If you are just arriving here, then you need to start at the beginning
at Freshly Brewed Challenges. If you are getting here from Jessica's blog then you are right on track!

Our Hop this month includes ANY AND ALL previously released FBD rubber stamps!
You will see a variety of stamps from 2010 - 2012 from many talented crafters.

The card I created for you features the FBD Rubber Stamp I'll take mine to go.

She's taking a trip to a friends house.... ummm  wonder who that friend could be?  

Stop by the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop to check out the GREAT DEALS being offered for this hop and be sure to comment on all of the
stops for your chance to win the blog hop prize package!

Thank you for stopping by!

Your NEXT stop is at Vanessa's Blog.

here is the complete hop order in case you get lost:

Freshly Brewed Challenges:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fight Like a Girl

Good Morning, it gives me great pleasure to be posting once again for Link Up for Pink as I know I am doing this for such a fantastic cause.  There are so many fighting this battle and hoping and praying they win.  Well, I am definitely in their corner so, "Lets Fight Like a Girl" and do it together, side by side, keeping our faith, hope, courage, and our love for one another. We can win!!!

The die that I used is from Martha Stewart, the digi is from Milk & Coffee, a free digi I've had for quite some time and just happen to come across it looking through many, many digis and the remainder of the products are from my stash.  Oh, I did color my image with Copics.
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!
And get ready for.....
which begins on September 20th for one week only until September 26th, and the winner announced on September 27th.  So get your stash together, get your card or creation made and join in to support Link Up for Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge 6 We have some AWESOME prizes, stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs and Cotton Muslin Bags from Stateline Bag Company.  These are fantastic prizes from our very generous sponsors.
you not only get to join in Challenge 6 but beginning
OCTOBER 1st through 14th is our blog hop. 
You DO NOT want to miss this.... this is going to be AWESOME and we have some fabulous prizes donated by Generous, Fantastic, Great, Supportive Sponsors that's going to be won by some lucky participants. 
Well, that's all I have for today, please get your cards in and join in the fun as well as supporting a wonderful cause.
Until next time,
Take care and  God Bless

Monday, September 10, 2012


Hope I didn't scare you.  ; )  Today I created a Halloween card using one of the images from Fresh Brewed Designs that I was given to do for a blog hop.  Well, I choose the pumpkin... that's the big orange round thing in the center...  lol  So here we go and I'll talk more about it in a few.
Well, I just didn't want a cute pumpkin, so I decided to give it a little Halloween touch.  ; ))   So I had a few Close to My Heart "Autumn" stamps, sort of spooky for Autumn, but great for Halloween,  so I have my bat tree, and I fussy cut the black cat and the raven, added the netting, oh,no, I mean the spider webbing, scuse' me, and the really scary, fuzzy black spider with the red eyes.  Where's the bug spray?  lol  I also, opened the door of the pumpkin and who did I find there?  Dracula!!!  Oh, my and a ghost looking out the window!   Spiders are crawling everywhere!  Oh, so glad I don't live there, I would be screaming. 
I hope my silly creation put a smile on your face and if so, that's what I intended to do.
And you still have time to contact Fresh Brewed Designs and get your free images to do your card and get it entered in the Fresh Brewed Blog Hop.   It's going to be lots of fun and lots of prizes, so come on and play along.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back here real soon.
Don't forget an important date:
October 1st through the 14th is the Link Up for Pink Blog Hop
Check it out.

This card is being enter into the following challenge:

Friday, September 7, 2012

Let's Dance !!!

Good morning or good afternoon, depends if you had the pleasure of sleeping in today.   I am alway up early, never could sleep late.  Anyway, glad you're here and let's get dancing to some jive or good old New Orleans jazz...  yep, bet you don't know where I was born.  ; )  This challenge for Pause Dream Enjoy is: Do you play an instrument or wish you did?  Well, I tried in my younger years to play a clarinet, ummm... I could play reading music, but I wanted to play like Pete Fountain..  LOL  never made it, never played the clarinet too long.

So, here is my card and I hope you enjoy it and maybe get a tune going for the day. 
It's a fun challenge and I hope you get your instrument out and play along here and maybe win a fantastic prize from our super duper sponsor this month Squiggle Fly
Squiggle Fly is giving you a choice of any 3 items from the Squigglefly store, now how cool is that? 
So let's here a drum roll, please!!!!!!!!!
Well, that's all folks from me today.  I will be back real soon with a post for Link Up for Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Please visit.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness - Find a Cure

Hi, I hope everyone is ready for another post for Link Up for Pink for Breast Care Awareness.  It is so very important for females and males also to check their breast often.   Early detection can save your life.  So for today I have a little lady that's carrying her balloon asking that a cure be found soon.

Challenge 5 ends today, September 6th, so you still have time until midnight PST, so get to scrappin' and get your creation in for a chance to win a fantastic prize from Paper Makeup Stamps.
A $15.00 voucher to shop at their store.  That's a super duper prize!!


Wow! Only one month before Link Up for Pink's linking party begins!!! I hope to see lots of Pink creations linked up in October!! We have the best sponsors, they have been super generous with their donations, so please stop by and visit them. Today, I have a card and a giveaway to share with you made by Yolie Burke.


This beautiful card was made by Yolie, the caring and fabulous lady that keeps us all in tow at  Link Up for Pink.  She's awesome!!

The corner and border was created with Purple Cows 3-step stamping system, Stamp It. I combined two sets, Autumn paisleys and Winter swirls with hearts. Loved how it turned out and it was super duper easy. You can watch Paula's how-to-video. I used Echo Park's Springtime paper and cut the word "faith" and leaves with my Slice.

 Now for another give away

Here's what one lucky winner will receive:
1- Stamp It Hinged Based
1- Summer Stamp It set (stars)
1- Autumn Stamp It set (paisleys)
1-Winter Stamp It set (swirls with hearts)
(Each stamp set include 3 corner and 3 border stamps. Please note, the Hinged Base and Summer stamp are packaged together.)
Total prize value: $69.85

I need your help in getting the word out about Link Up for Pink.
  • I'm asking that you post about the giveaway on your blog and/or Facebook.
  • Grab the giveaway picture and share it on your post with a link back to Link Up for Pink.
  • Comeback and link up your post below.
  • You must be a follower of our blog.
  • The winner will be announced on September 15th.
  • If you want to post about the giveaway more than once, please do so. Remember to comeback and share the link below for every time you share the giveaway.

Thank you so much for your help and good luck! And don't forget to enter our Challenge No. 5 and leave a comment for our monthly
giveaway! :)

Okay, I think I have covered all the fantastic prizes, giveaways and info here that I can think of.  Our sponsors are just AWESOME.  Please stop by and check everything out.

Well, until next time, get scrappin' and make it happin'.
Good luck to all who participate!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Whew!!! Almost missed the challenge!!

I just sort of got side tracked or something and realized I didn't get my card in for Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge - End of Summer.  So without too much gabbing here I am going to get my card posted as I am down to 2 hours!!!!!

I sort of run close sometimes, but 2 hours????   Okay, so now I am finished here and going over to Fresh Brewed Designs to get my card posted there.
Wish me good luck!!
So until next time,
take care and God Bless