Saturday, April 30, 2011

Karen's Got Candy!

Just a quick note to let you know about some "candy"!  Karen at Crafty Goings On is giving away a little candy for our enjoyment...


Karen's Candy

 Just add a link to her "linky" and post about the candy...link back to her blog and you're in!  Have fun and Good luck!!

Blessings...Colleen

Friday, April 29, 2011

Need a Box for a Bulky 6 x 6 Card? I Hear Ya!

I've been creating cards lately, as you know, and ran into a little situation...I couldn't find an envelope, box, or envelope box to put them in.  I couldn't just run to the store and get one...

My Easter card to my Mom was completed and I couldn't figure out how to send it and I hadn't had time to create a box...I just had to do the best I could...She loved the card and said she would frame it...what a Mom...she's always been that way...so encouraging (I love you Mom)....anyway I digress...

So I found this beautiful site; where you can create boxes for your projects...I'll get on it this weekend and see what I can come up with...here's an example of one by Maddy Hill.


Created by Maddy Hill

Thank you, as always, for stopping by...I hope you enjoy the tutorial I found!  Have a blessed Friday!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge ~ White Plus 2 with a Twist

This one was fun!  Well, they all are!  This is called White Plus 2 with a Twist...I chose White, Blues, and Greens...I used the Fairies on Tiptoe Stamp from LOTV and colored her with Promarkers...the florals are from Wild Orchid Crafts (WOC).  The lace is from WOC as well!

We were asked to "feature" WOC roses within the card...

Here's what she looks like:

White Plus 2 with a Twist
Thank you for stopping by...it's a blessing to me to have you follow along as I learn and grow in my new craft/hobby...God bless and keep smiling!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Anniversary Celebration Blog Hop!

Okay...Here's something fun!  If you haven't already been a part of a blog hop, you're in for a treat!

Not only will you see some of the most incredible layouts...you'll have an opportunity to win prizes and meet new artists!

The Scrap That Anniversary Blog Hop starts 10 am MST April 26th and concludes at midnight on the 28th.

Here's a peak at what is to come as you hop along the blog trail...


I hope to see you there!  I'll be hopping along with you!  It's so much fun!  Come along and meet me at the "hop"!

Blessings and joy,

Colleen

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Have a Blessed Easter Dear Ones!

Just a quick post today to wish you all a blessed and happy Easter! 

May your joy abound and your hugs overflow!


Digi Scrap Kits Design



For while we were yet sinners....Christ died for us...He has risen!  He has risen indeed!

Friday, April 22, 2011

LOTV Challenge 93 - Easter

Well, it's time for another LOTV Challenge "try"!  I hope you're smiling...I am!  I created this card with the challenge, and Mom, in mind.  I was going make a card for her...she already knows that it will be late...and well...it's going to be. 

So much going on...anyway...Here it is:



Let me know what you think :) 

With this one I ordered the stamp (you've seen it already) from LOTV...the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, as well as, the lace.  The little pearls are from the Martha Stewart collection...the swirly pearls that created the stem are from ZVA Creative...it's a little bit of everyone!  I colored my lil guy with Promarkers that I purchased through Carpe Diem.

Anyway...There it is!!  Happy, Happy Easter Everyone!!!

Blessings and hugs to all!


Great Product! Great Service!

Good morning everyone! 

You might have noticed a little "badge" on the right side of my screen for I Brake for Stamps.  This company is now a vendor for Wild Orchid Flowers and many other wonderful supplies. 


I wanted to bring this to your attention for a couple of reasons.  Prior to this, we used to order our florals through the Wild Orchid Flowers site, and our items were shipped from the UK.  With I Brake for Stamps your order is placed and shipped here in the USA.  The staff has the product packaged, sent, and at my door, so quickly, that I almost feel like it's the next day!



Please take a moment to check out the site and their products!  Oh, and join the forum too!  Funnnnn!


Digi Scrap Kits Design

To my readers, today is the day I, as a Christian, remember the sacrifice of our Savior.  Thanking Him for His tremendous gift of eternal life.  Remembering John 3:16...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fab and Funky Challenge ~ All Spotty and Dotty

I'm finding new Craft Challenge Blogs all the time and hopefully, I'll get a "link list" started so that you can explore them too! 

It's amazing the talent that is out there...I decided to use one of my LOTV stamps to create this little card for the challenge at the Fab and Funky Challenge event.  I liked the idea of the Spotty and Dotty theme...and well...I just wanted to create something new...

Here's the result...still learning...still having fun...

Fab and Funky ~ All Spotty and Dotty



Thanks for stopping by and, as always, have a blessed day!!  Blessings to you!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's Time Again for the LOTV Challenge ~ Happy Birthday

I've decided to give it another whirl!!  What fun...these stamps are so adorable and frankly, it's fun to create something of your own.  I recently received 3 new stamps from LOTV...so I think you may be seeing a few creations.

I want you to know that this is something very new for me.  I'm learning through seeing the creations of others...looking at tutorials...and practicing...I get a little frustrated...go back to the tutorials and try again!  If you love scrapping and cardmaking you really need to try this.  I think you'll really enjoy it.

Enough said, here's the latest entry:

LOTV Happy Birthday Challenge 92

Hope you're having a wonderful week!  Blessings and warmth to you!  Remember to cast your cares upon Him who cares for you!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another Bev Rochester Tutorial - Floral Note Set

Did I happen to mention that I love Bev Rochester's designs, talents, and creativity? Well, I do!! I thought it would be fun to share another tutorial with you...one that I liked and hopefully, will use in the future.

Take a look at this adorable set:


Bev Rochester's Floral Note Set

If you click on the post title or the link under the pic of her notecards, you'll be taken to her site and tutorial. It's a really easy read and will give you some great ideas on creating simple, adorable gifts that are easy on the budget.

Enjoy...Blessings to you!!

Remember to Follow if you like the blog and I'll Follow you back!

Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I've Been Working on a Couple of Projects

I've been working on a couple of projects. One is a sprapbook layout of my oldest Grand Daughter. She's all of 2 and 1/2 years old and a true joy to my heart. She is a free-spirit...you can see that already...full of life, love, and smiles.


I've set the layout, changed it, set it...finally I'll get to the point where I'll be satisfied...it's just taking a while.

Here's where I am with it right now...


I've decided to call it Kiani's Dream. It's chocked full of fairies, flowers, and "Once Upon a Time" images. My prayer is that her dreams will be full of love, joy, and life.

If you have any thoughts or ideas I'd love to hear from you, my friends! Have a blessed day, be happy!

Remember to Follow if you like the blog...I'll find you and follow back...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

So, What is a Never Ending Card Anyway?

I'm so glad you stopped by! I thought I would share this tutorial on the Never Ending Card which you can purchase through, one of my favorite sites, Lili of the Valley.

I found the tutorial video via YouTube and thought I would share it. These cards are amazing and the fun just keeps going! Don't be intimidated...just enjoy yourself...



You can also view the Never Ending Card in my sidebar to the right...it's just a fun card!!

I hope you're having a blessed day!! Follow if you like, I'll do the same.

Blessings,

Colleen

Saturday, April 2, 2011

You Have to Start Somewhere...

Okay, I purchased some ProMarkers from Carpe Diem.  I wanted to see if I could "actually" stamp, color, and create a card.  I've never considered myself artistic or even "crafty" but, as you will see...I'm learning in steps and stages.


The one thing I do know is that you have to try!  You need to spend a little time accepting your failures, learning from them, and moving forward.  For a very long time, I would try something and quit if it didn't turn out "perfect".  That sounds silly doesn't it?  Where I would give others the encouragement to keep trying; I would NOT allow myself the same courtesy.  I decided to give myself that chance.

It's a life lesson really...Below is the first card I decided to enter in an LOTV Challenge.  I may not get a second glance, but it's okay, because I'm learning...I'm slowly improving...and best of all I'm having fun doing it!


LOTV Challenge 90 Spring Bunny

The moral of the story?  Give yourself a chance, if you haven't already.  Have fun...try something new...fail, and keep moving forward...keep trying!

Blessings Dear Ones!  Oh, and I've added a new gadget.  If you look to the upper left you'll see verses that carry a Promise, from the One you can fulfill them!
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