Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Toast for the New Year

Hi my friend, glad you stopped by and I hope everyone has a very wonderful and Blessed Christmas!!  Today, for the Challenges 4 Everyone Challenge,  I have decided to move on to the New Year and here is A Toast For You!!  I thought most would enjoy a Margarita since..... well, sorry out of Champagne....  LOL

Our generous sponsor Oak Pond Creations has provided us with some really awesome digis and I choose the Margarita so we could have our toast for the New Year and I wish everyone the best the whole year through.  You need to visit their shop and see all the great digis!!


I have used Vellum for the top layer of the glass, 2nd layer, lime green cardstock with a little inking for the Margarita drink. LOL, and of course the image is printed on Neenah cardstock.  I "salted", the rim of he glass with Stickles, "Frosted Lace", because you just can't have a Margarita without a salted rim, right?  LOL  I cut some strips of card stock to make my little curly decorations and colored the printed ones with my Copic Markers.  The sentiment is on a Spellbinders banner die cut out.  That's about it for this card and I hope to see lots of you joining in the fun challenge.

And for joining in you could be our next Winner!!
So until next time
Take care and God Bless!
A very Merry Christmas to Everyone!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sending Smiles

Hi, back again, and this time I have a couple of cards that are being sent to Sunshine Mail Foundation.  These cards will bring a smile to a couple of children who look forward to receiving mail, as they all do.  I hope you can find a few moments to drop a card to the foundation too!!  Okay, so here is my cute and easy cards.
There is a shortage of cards for the children, so I hope you can find the time to make or even buy a couple and send them to the foundation.  They will be so appreciated.  They received a card today all the way from Scotland!!!  That is awesome!!!   Check out the Sunshine Foundation here and see how you can help.

Sunshine Mail
Thanks again for stopping by and hope you come back often to visit!!
Until next time,
Take care and God Bless!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Merry Christmas

Hi my friends, I have finally made my third or so Christmas card.  Whew!!  I am behind, hopefully I am on Santa's good list.  LOL  So here is what I have created using some beautiful dies from Spellbinders.
I have been doing many types of cards, but for some reason the beautiful dies hanging on my rack are not being used as often as they should or used as a group.  So here is my card using Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25.  I began with a white card base and used a silver paper for the background, then cut out all the layers except the very center one, popped each layer up, (a couple of layers had to be fussy cut as they were not frames), added a Vintage type picture of Santa that was fussy cut from a stamped image, added a few silver poinsettias and I think it came out beautiful.  Very, very Christmas, you could say.

Everything I used was from my stash except the Poinsettias.  I would say that is great for getting rid of some of my stash...  yep, the hoarder stuff, you know.  LOL

Well, that's it for now, thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back to visit soon.  If you have a sec, please leave some love and if you like what you have seen on my blog, please feel free to become a follower. 

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless.
Merry Christmas!!!!
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:  


Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter Friends....

Hi, my friends, yes, I had a partial blog post written earlier and I deleted it and here is the real thing.  Just didn't want anyone to think they were seeing things.... or not seeing things.  LOL  This is my card for Challenges 4 Everybody and I think this is such a cute winter digi stamp along with others that was given to us by our generous sponsor Sherri Baldy.
I have been going through my stash of paper, I do have a lot, I am a paper hoarder, OH, did I say that?  Well, there is quite a stash and I have been using it, so that will help.
The background is paper with snowflakes, no brand name.
I cut some flourishes with a Spellbinder die, used some Versamark and sprinkled some Stampendous embossing powder, Winter Wonderland, heated it up and although it looks great on the card it was very hard to photo.
I had some bling flourishes by Prima.
The flower was from Petaloo.
Ribbon from my stash... also have a big ribbon stash too!!  LOL
The image is from Sherri Baldy and I colored it with my Copics.  It is so cute, just too sweet.  You need to check her shop, gosh, you just want to buy everything.  She does great with her digis. 
Well, that is all the ingredients I used and now it's time to move on to begin another card for another post, so I will be back soon.
You need to join in Challenge #35, Anything Goes!!
 And maybe you can be the next winner of some digis from Sherri Baldy, Scrapbook Stamp Society.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I enjoy your visits and I hope you return soon.  You are my inspiration!!  Please leave some love in the comment section if you have a sec and if you become a follower that would also be soooo Awesome!! 
Okay, my friends, signing out and moving on.
Until next time, take care and God Bless!
This card will be entered in the following challenges:



Sunday, December 1, 2013

What Does the Fox Say?

LOL....  I have  no earthly idea!!   I heard the song on TV the other night being sung by a group and I still have no idea what they said!!  Oh, must be my age..  LOL
But anyway, our generous sponsor, Deasy Designs, gave us a choice of some images to use in this Sunshine Mail Challenge and there was the fox and there came my inspiration... that song was still wondering around in my head..  lol   So here is my card and I hope you get a chuckle too!!

 I used all material from my stash, colored the fox with my Copic Markers and fussy cut the fox cutting his head separate and then put his head on an Action Wobble and it really bounces good.  It will surely make a child laugh, this big kid did.  LOL

So you need to visit our sponsor and check out all the cute images.
Deasy Designs‎
So join in the challenge and maybe you'll be our next winner!!
Let's join together and all send a card to Sunshine Mail and make a child smile.

We are really in need of some cards, so please take a moment to send one.  Thanks!

Well, that's it for this post and I will be back again soon, so until next time,
take care and God Bless!


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sunshine Mail

I have made some cards for Sunshine Mail Children and added them to the few I had on hand from the last couple of blogs and am getting them in the mail on Monday!!  The children will be delighted I am sure.  There is a shortage of cards and we need your help.  Please take a few minute to make a few or send a few to make a child smile.  They look forward to getting their mail and packages that are sent.  Here is the group of cards that are on their way!!

It makes my heart sing just to think there will be 18 kids smiling when these arrive!  So please get your stash together and create a few.  Thanks for your help.
So until next time,
take care and God Bless!

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Hi my friends, glad to see you're back visiting and taking a look around.  I have a new post to day for Challenges 4 Everybody and it looks "cool".  LOL   I love snowglobes and this one has a really cute image.  So have a look and I hope you like and if so, please leave me some love, I need you to help keep my inspiration going!!  You really help a lot!

I wish I could ice skate, looks like tons of fun, but living so far down south we don't have snow, so I guess that's out.  OH, and the biggest reason I guess is I turned 73 November 20th...  I would definitely land on my butt.. broken bones... and eewww... let's change that subject.  LOL  Just one of those thoughts.. ; ))
The materials used were:
The image is from our fantastic sponsor, Bugaboo, and I think it's precious!
The cardstock is from my stash.
The patterned paper is Snowglobe, by Reminisce, out of the hoarded pile of Christmas paper.  :))
I colored the image with my Copic Markers
Punched Snowflakes with punches from the rack... no name brand
Snowflakes from MTC Gallery.
Ribbon and bling from stash.
I did put a dab of Stickles on center of Snowflakes on image, but hard to photo.
So now, it's your turn to post your creation to win a fabby prize!! 

That's it for this challenge, it's been fun and I'll be back soon to post another. 

Until then, take care
and God Bless!
There is one thing I would like for all my friends to do and that is to also join in and send a card to Sunshine Mail for children that have issues.
sunshine mail
Please check the link above and read about how you can help.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

All I Want for Christmas is You

Here we go with Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #33 with digis from our generous sponsor, Sassy Studio Designs and her name is Reindeer Pin Up.  And sassy she is!!  So, with Christmas so close by I decided to do a Christmas card and use this image and make a card for a lady to give to some lucky man.  I think some guy would love to get this card...  Think??

So here is my card and I hope you like it!

What I used to create this card was:
Patterned Paper, Cardstock, Ribbon, Flower, all from my stash that has been in the hoarding drawers.  LOL 
Christmas tree stamp - Stampin' UP
Image colored with Copics
And the image, as I said, is from Sassy Studio Designs and is Reindeer PinUp.
Sentiment is the name of a song I like that is from way back... ummm telling my age again!   LOL
By the way....5 more days and I add another year...73   Where has the time gone?
Okay, scrappers, it's time to get your goodies out of the hoarding pile and make a card for the challenge....  great prize to be won.  Woo hoo!!
Well, that's my story for today and I will be back real soon.
Until next time,
Take care and God Bless!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Love a Bubbly Bath

Hi, here is Monique taking a bubbly bath and she sure looks like she's enjoying it!  Her big eyes are just showing so much enjoyment with her little yellow ducky.  This post is for Sunshine Mail and we really, really, need your help in sending cards to these children.  We also have so many requests and not enough cards to send, so please, send a card or two for a great cause.  If you would like to be on our design team, please let us know.  You only have to post twice a month, but you can send as many cards as you would like anytime.  We just need help and those of you that are scrappers can make a card in a zip!

Oops!! got a little carried away there.  Here is my little Monique.

My image if from our generous sponsor Big Heads.

All of the ingredients for my card is from stash. 
I did add some google eyes just so Monique could see all the bubbles floating around her.  LOL
So please send cards and you can see all about Sunshine Mail here.
So that is it for today and I hoped you enjoyed your visit.
Until next time
take care and God Bless!
Please help!!   These Children need a smile to brighten their day and just a card can do it!!    Thanks

Friday, November 1, 2013


Hi, welcome and come on in!  If you're a new visitor glad you stopped by and if you're a regular so glad you're back, so just look around my blog and hope you leave me some love because that's where I get my inspiration.  So let's get going here!!

Sunshine Mail Foundation is all about brightening up someone’s mailbox. With that in mind, we have decided to extend the movement once each month to bring just a little bit more sunshine into the world. Each month we will be hosting a challenge for you to help brighten someone’s day with Sunshine Mail.
This month, we are asking everyone to send a note to a family member to brighten their day.

So I have made a "Smile" card and this will be sent to my Sister-in-law who has Stage 4 cancer in her throat and also Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer, so yes, she needs lots of smiles and Prayers. 

This will go out tomorrow in the mail to her and I hope it helps brighten her day. 
The sentiment on the inside says: 
Just wanted to let you know God and I are thinking about you.
I always smile when I think of you!
The adorable image is from our generous sponsor
The ingredients used for my card are:
Paper from Lily Bee, Double Dutch
The die cut is a new one I just got from Spellbinders, Label 31
I used Copic Markers to color my image.
The Sentiment punch is from Stampin' Up
The Challenge is "Anything Goes", so why not join in and have some fun!!
Also, if you make your card for a child you can also mail it to the Sunshine Foundation and one of the children will be so happy to receive your mail.
Click on the "blue" link above and check out what you can do to put a smile on a child's face.  If you're not a Scrapper or Card Maker you can purchase a card or two.  Also, they are in need of other things that you may be able to help out with.
So I hope you give it a try!!
So scrappers get Scrappin' to make it Happin' !!
Until next time
Take care and God Bless

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Let It Snow

Hi, welcome back!!  If this is your first time, well, come on in and browse around, glad to have you.  See something you like, please leave me some love.

I decided for my title to use, "Let It Snow."  Oh, how I wish we would have snow!  Way down south in Mississippi???   Oh, never, but one can wish.  :)

I have chosen an image from our generous sponsor Lacy Sunshine and selected Eleanor and Pickles Jolly Holly Elves and I think they are just adorable.  Heather is an awesome artist and when you go to her shop you just want to buy them all!!  So here is my card featuring Eleanor and her pet Pickles.

I decided to go with "Let It Snow" with the ice blue and brown colors and not get into the Christmas Reds and Greens just yet.  I should, because I have not started my Christmas cards... whew!! I am behind for sure!!

So I colored my image with Copics.
The papers used are from a pack I have been hoarding... :) My Mind's Eye, Signature Christmas by Jen Wilson. 
Snow flakes with bling from Jolee's boutique and other snowflakes were punched with a really old snowflake punch that was on the shelf.  "No name brand".
The Flowers were from my stash as well.
Sentiment was punched with Stampin' Up punches
The embossing on the strip was from Sizzix

So that's about it for all the materials I used.  I hope you like my creation and if so, please leave me a comment as that is where I get most of my inspiration, from my friends and followers that visit with me.  

If you would like to visit Lacy Sunshine and browse, just click on the picture below.  I hope you enjoy your visit.                                              


Now for the great news!!!!  Get your entry in for Challenge #32 for Challenges 4 Everybody and you can win a $20.00 Gift Voucher from Lacy Sunshine Shop.  Now, that is an awesome prize.  Hope you join in the fun!!

Feel Free to Take One Of Our Badges:

It's time to start scrappin' to make it happin' !!

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I Love You

Hi everyone, I am back again to post another card, but this one is for Sunshine Mail.  These cards that are made are mailed to Sunshine Mail Foundation and given to children that are in the hospital, very ill, in foster homes or homeless.  You may want to check out the site as you can make other donations or even buy a card to send..  OOOOOOHHHH, did I say BUY?????   LOL .. NOT!!

Well, to get on with the card here goes..

As soon as I looked at this image it said... "I Love You This Much".  Just those little arms stretched out... yep, that's what it said.

The digi was donated by My Heart Pieces and is called "Give Me A Hug".  It sure is a cutie of a digi.  Check out their store, lots of great digis to choose from.
The Patterned paper is Echo Park, 6x6 Pad, Country Drive.
Sentiment is Spellbinders, Banners
Coloring was done with my Copics
Ribbon and other solid paper is from my stash.

That's is my creation for the day, but please check back as they are more in the making and some waiting their day to be posted.  Glad you visited and hope you come back often.

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Thank You!!

I am posting my final Link Up for Pink - Linking Party card and would like to personally thank everyone that has been involved, whether it is posting your creation, donating prizes, or giving your support.  It has been another fantastic year and I am looking forward for our 4th Anniversary.  So here is my card and again, thanks for your support.

It has been a pleasure being a Design Team Member with some very awesome ladies.  You've been lots of fun and have created some fantastic cards.   The one lady that I want to give a huge Thank You to is Yolie for all the work she does, the time she donates, the creations she makes, getting  super generous sponsors, just giving her all for a very special cause.  And not to mention, keeping all of us in line.  LOL - that's probably the hardest part of it all. 

So glad you stopped by to visit and will be looking forward to you visiting again soon.

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless

The Sand Dollar Legend

Hi, here I am again with a card for Challenges 4 Everybody.  I had to choose a digi to create with from our sponsor Oak Pond Creations and I decided I would choose the Sand Dollar.  I guess it's because living in New Orleans and in the surrounding area most of my life, we often visited the Mississippi Gulf Coast and love walking on the beach, it went for miles and miles and was just beautiful white sand and we would always look for shells and of course, any other interesting objects or creatures. 

During one of my visits I stopped in a little "Sea Shell Shop" and bought a sand dollar that had a sunset painted on it, shades of oranges and yellows and a seagull flying and it was framed with the story of the sand dollar, just beautiful.  Believe me, that was many, many years ago.... I do mean many.  LOL and it is still with me through the moves I have made and looks as good as new.  Just one of those cherished things you take very good care of.  So, here is my card and I hope you enjoy the "Legend of the Sand Dollar".

The image is from Oak Pond Creations, our fantastic sponsor.

Everything on my card is from my stash.
I did print the picture of the Poinsettia to show the backside of the shell.
The doves are actually out of another shell that I had, but I had to break it :( so I could show that there actually are 5 doves inside the shell.

I hope you like my card and enjoyed the "Legend of the Sand Dollar" and will be looking forward to seeing your "love comments" to inspire me to continue and hope you visit often as there are more cards waiting their turn to be posted as well as some images on the scrappin' table wondering, ummmm... wonder what she's gonna do with me.  LOL

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Link Party is Going On!! Join In!!!

Hi to all of my scrappy friends and to those who just stop by to visit.  Welcome!!  Today I am posting my card for the Link Up for Pink Linking Party!!  Everyone needs to come on over to the party and see the list of awesome sponsors we have!  You won't believe it until you see it!!  It's AWESOME I tell you!!   Okay, back to my card before I forget to post it. :)

So here is my card and I just love the image!  She is Awareness Ribbon Bestie, Anna Bell from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  Is she not precious?

The checkered card stock is My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found, Blush "Sweet" Bouquet paper.
The patterned paper is Authentique, Collection: Lovely, "Dainty".
Flowers are from Prima.
Die Cuts are Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents
Ribbon - Reasonably Ribbon
Pearls from stash
The image was colored with my Copics.

We have a fantastic group of some awesome and very generous sponsors.  Please, check out the list and see for yourself.  AND all you have to do to win is create your card and post it in LUFP Linking Party and it's that easy, peasy!!  You may be a lucky winner!!!!  So get all your goodies out and start making your creation and get it in for a chance to win.  You are also supporting those that are fighting the battle, those that have won and those that are being honored. 

Well, my friends, that's all for now, but be sure to check back regularly because I am partying!!! 
Until next time,
Take Care and God Bless

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Here we go!! Happy 3rd Anniversary!!

Yes, here we go with Link Up for Pink Breast Cancer Awareness for the 3rd year.  Last year we had 540 entries posted and I can't wait to see how many we are going to have this year!!   All the Scrappers need to get their scrappin' goodies out, stop hoarding :)) and saving the pretty paper and start making your creations.  This huge blog event is to let everyone involved in Breast Cancer know that we support those fighting the battle of Breast Cancer, those that have won the battle and are Survivors and we honor those that have lost and praying for a cure. So without further ado lets start the party!!

Here is my first card being posted for the Fighters, Have Courage.

The image is from one of our very generous sponsors, The Stamping Chef. She is awesome and was great to color.
I used a Spellbinders die Majestic Labels 25 for frame and sentiment.
I colored with Copic Markers.
All paper was my stash, you know, hoarding.  ; )
I thought an easel card showed the image great!

Okay, it's your turn to post your creation!!  AND... there are prizes galore to be won by some very generous sponsors.  I mean, AWESOME sponsors, and you don't want to miss out.  YOU could be one of the many, many winners!!!  So get going!!

So my friends, that's it for now, but I will be back in a few days with more good news and of course another card.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you come back often.  Please leave a comment because you are where I get my inspiration. 

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless

Early detection could save your life!
Get your Mammogram.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Sisters - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody -  Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity -  Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Anything goes 
Designed to Colour - Use a die
Digi Haven - 2 colors (pink and white)
Digitally Sweet - Anything goes 
Doodle Pantry - Any digi goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Pretty in pink
The Rubby Buggy - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Anything goes 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy Fall

Hello again, I am back to post my card for the Sunshine Mail Children and I chose "Happy Fall" because it's such a beautiful time of the year.  We had a little of a cool morning here in Mississippi and I thought I could just smell the Autumn air.  (Or just wishing for cooler weather maybe.  ;) .  The colors of the leaves are just breath taking when the change begins.  My favorite time of year!! Okay, so here we go!

The image is from our generous sponsor Fresh Brewed Designs, called "So Thankful", cutie of an image with the little smiling acorns.

The fall leaves are from Michael's.
The cardstock is from my stash.
The background was embossed with Spellbinders Bossabilities, EL009
The die cuts are from Spellbinders, Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval.
I colored the image with Copics Markers.

Well, that completes this post and I hope you have enjoyed your visit and come back often to visit.

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless
And just a friendly reminder that October is Breast Care Awareness Month!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

I Miss You

Hi all of my blogland friends, so happy to have you visiting again.  This is my post for Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge 30 and I decided to do a little different card and why ???? I decided to do one that is very time consuming because I knew this was the week I would be out of town for a few days, but.....  Duh,  yes I am a blonde, I am old, and I guess I like challenges.  ; )   But I had the image colored, some of the ribbon looped, so there really wasn't too much to complete when I got back.  I hope you like my creation and hope you leave me some comments because you are where I get much of my inspiration.  So here it is:

I think the image is adorable.  She is from our generous sponsor Sherri Baldy, Scrapbook Stamp Society, and she is called Millie Mae

 I think she's a real cutie and the sentiment I used inside the card was "I Miss You" and thought she was perfect.

All the ribbon and the flowers are from my stash.
The solid background cardstock is from Coredinations
The Patterned paper is from Basic Grey 6x6 pack, Fiction
The image was colored with my Copics

And for the Awesome News!!!
The winner will receive 5 images!!!  How awesome is that?


Get your card or creation posted and YOU could be the next winner!!!
So get Scrappin' to make it Happin'   !!!!!

I hope you enjoyed your visit and until next time,
Take Care and God Bless

A Friendly Reminder
October is Breast Care Awareness Month
Early Detection Could Save Your Life


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Link Up for Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Get your Mammogram.... early detection could save your life!!
Join in to have lots of fun, chances to win prizes from our very generous, awesome sponsors and show your support for those fighting the battle, those that have won and honor those that have lost.
Let's get those creations posted beginning Oct. 1 !!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sending You A Bear Hug!!

Hi, I am back once again with a post for Sunshine Mail and I think this is the cutest Polar Bear ever!!   I love the smile he has, just looks like you could just give him a big hug back.  So here we go....

This cute image is from Whimsy Stamps, Chilly Bear and may I say he looks quite chilly with the snow falling on him.  ;)

I used background cardstock from my stash.
The Chilly Bear digi I fussy cut and popped him up.
For the icebergs I used some clouds from my MTC Gallery and pulled them in what I thought was iceberg shapes ;) cut them on my Zing and popped them up on different levels. 
The large snowflakes were cut with a Spellbinders Die from Diamond Dust paper, so there is no loose glitter. 
The snow on the Bear's back was done with Tulip Puffy Paint.
The small snow flakes were done with a Martha Stewart Border punch and I just used the little flakes that were punched out.
The sentiment ovals were also done with Spellbinder die.
I just touched the icebergs with a Copic Marker to add a little frozen look.
It really is a "cool" card, just hard to get all to photograph.

So this is my post for The Sunshine Mail Children and hope you join in and send a card too!!  Check out the site by clicking on the highlighted link above and you will see just how happy you can make a child by just sending a card.  There are other ways to donate if you're not a crafter and hope you check it out. 

Thanks for visiting today and hope you come back soon. 
Until next time,
Take care and God Bless

One other important reminder is to:
Early detection could save your life!!
October is Breast Care Awareness Month
for more information and blog info

Saturday, September 14, 2013

You're Sew Special

Whoop!  Whoop!!  Here is my first post as a new DT member for Challenges 4 Everybody.  I so excited to be a part of the team, the girls are fabulous, and out leader Amelia is "Awesome"!!   So here goes with my first creation and I will follow with all the materials used.

I decided to do a side step card and really like it when it was finished.  It took quite some time for all the little embellishments and coloring, but when all was done I think it looks pretty darn cute.  ;) 

So here goes with all the materials used.
I used Bugaboo Stamps digi "Sewing SB Measuring" which I thought was just the cutest!
The 6x6 paper used is Echo Park, For the Record 2
The border punch Tim Holtz, Alterations, Sewing Edge
Image and border colored with Copic Markers
Seam binding, buttons, pins and thread are from my stash.
The Zig-Zag design was done with a stamp from Sassafras Lass, ONLY because after I completed the card I realized I had forgotten to sew the design.  I mean, the sewing machine is sitting next to me, just waiting to sew... oh, well, I bet if I wasn't so honest no one would have noticed.  LOL 

So that is my first post and I hope you enjoyed being here as much as I like you to visit.  Please come back often as there is always lots going on here.  ;)

So until next time,
Take Care and God Bless

Before leaving I have one important message for all my family and friends.

October is Breast Care Awareness Month.