Friday, September 30, 2011

I Won Something in a Give-Away!

I entered a Give-away at Elizabeth Worthington's blog, Silver Scrappers.  I received from her a download for My Memories Digital Software.  What fun!

I don't do alot of digital scrapping, but this is a great opportunity to learn and have some fun!  Thank you Elizabeth!

I'm just getting started and, of course, my grandbabies are the target.  All under the age of 3, these cousins will be fast friends for sure!  Thank you Father for my beautiful babies!


So much to learn, but what fun!

Thanks for taking the time with me today!

Blessings,
Colleen

Monday, September 26, 2011

Shadow Box Creation

I've made a shadow box.  Well, the shadow box was purchased and I added to it.  I used my Lili of the Valley stamp, colored in shades of purple.  The papers are from my Scrap That kit, which includes some of the flowers. 

I didn't like the stark white of the shadow box so I added some coordinating paper to the frame.  I think it turned out pretty well.


My husband said we should hang it, but I'm thinking I'll add it to my Etsy shop.  Still thinking about the price.  
I'm also trying to decide on a charity.  I would like a portion of my proceeds to go toward a worthy cause.  I may not make much, but what I do make should do some good somewhere.  Right?

Thanks for taking the time with me today!



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Equal Time for Seneca Jo

Well, as promised (to Seneca Jo)...Here is her "equal" time.  I received Seneca as a birthday gift from my daughter.  She was so tiny and packed full of energy and love.  When we brought her home she would fall asleep on my husbands shoulder. 

She's always been a little front end heavy....I can remember setting her food down for her and her back end would raise off the floor (literally) as she ate.  She did grow out of that, but food is, and always will be her FAVORITE thing in life. 


She is every bit a toddler...she wakes us up as the sun rises.  She's sure if we don't get up she'll starve to death.  She's always getting into things; hiding behind her food in the pantry so we'll close her in.  Anything for an extra nibble. LOL!!

We love her and Blue dearly.  They are so different and so special!  Thank you for letting us share them with you!  :)

Blessings,  Colleen

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This is Blue...

Blue is one of our Min-Pin's.  He was a rescue pup that I found online.  I fell in love right away.  They brought him out to the house and his teeth were bad, he had scars from being beat up in a tussle with other foster pups, and he was scared.  Blue was so scared that when we went to bed; he started wheezing...I thought he was sick, but as I look back I think it was an anxiety attack.

Blue, along with Seneca (our other Pin)...are two of my best friends.  I don't know what life would be like without them.  Yes, they can be wearing at times, but most of the time they are just sweet.

Blue is my constant companion.  Here he is sleeping in the chair next to me while I work on the computer.  This is his usual place when I'm in the office/craft room.



The blanket is one I had when my son was a baby...32 years ago.  Blue is taking full advantage of it now.  He is without a doubt the sweetest pup.
Thanks for stopping by everyone...have a wonderful day in the Lord!

Blessings,
Colleen

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Some Etsy Favorites

I discovered the Treasury List function on Etsy and created a couple of lists.  Here is a picture of some of my "favorite" treasures.  They are all from different shops; don't they make a beautiful collage.  If you see something you like just click the photo to access the links to the site.


I've made two lists so far...I hope you'll stop by and take a look.  What fun!  Thanks for taking the time with me today!

Blessings,

Colleen


Friday, September 16, 2011

Need I Say More?


How precious is this?
Just had to share it with you :)

Blessings,
Colleen


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Miss Mousy Sends Her Love

That's the name of my latest creation.  My little mouse is carrying an armful of hearts to share with someone she loves.  She's surrounded by flowers, lace, and filled with love.




I've left the card blank so that you can fill it with your own sentiments, or if you like I'll provide the appropriate verse for you.  Just let me know ;)

Blessings and love,
Colleen


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

7 Kids College Funds and Stampavie

I just had to share these adorable stamps.  If you're a Crafter, you need to stop by 7 Kids College Funds.  They have an outstanding selection coupled with tremendous value.  Just look at two of these adorable Stamps designed by Gillian Roberts and Stampavie.



Here's the above stamps colored by a couple of other artists.

Stampavie Designer Jay Jay

Marcea Watkins 

Aren't they just adorable... I hope the next time your shopping for your craft ideas you'll check out 7 Kids College Fund!

Blessings,
Colleen


Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Friend in the Garden of Life

I found this beautiful stamp and it made me think of friends sharing secrets in a garden.  I thought of the many times my Sister and I shared and laughed together.  I remembered the times my Mom and I would sit in the garden, drinking coffee, and sharing life's tales.  I couldn't help but make a card to remember those times. 

I'm sure you may have special friends that you call at a moments notice when something special, or concerning is happening.  They are always there for us.  We love and appreciate them more than they can imagine.  This card is for them.





Thank you for taking the time with me today.  God bless you and God Bless America!  Remembering 9/11...We will never forget the sacrifice and loss of that day.

Blessings,
Colleen

Friday, September 9, 2011

LOTV Challenge ~ Missing You

I haven't entered a Challenge for a while so I thought I would toss my hat into the LOTV Challenge called Missing You.

I wanted to make use of a couple of new tools I purchased with a gift certificate from I Brake for Stamps.    They are used for distressing and giving that worn, vintage feel.  I used Tim Holtz's Distress Ink "Antique Linen" as well as, an ink color I've had from Stampin' Up.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts (purchased at I Brake for Stamps), and the stylus and pads by Color Tool Box were also purchased there. 

Here's the outcome:

LOTV Missing You #111

I hand painted the toll work around the paper edges and used a Sizzix flourish at the lower corner.  The papers are a blend with the background coming from the Bo Bunny Timepiece collection.

Blessings and thank you for following along with me on this journey!



Monday, September 5, 2011

Sweet Little Vintage Girl

Spent the day cleaning, and creating.  I put together this Little Vintage Girl for the Etsy Shop.  I love the browns, blues, and neutrals.  She was created with Wild Orchid Flowers, the image was colored with ProMarkers, and the papers are Bo Bunny and K & Company.

Please feel free to let me know what you think:

Vintage Girl in Blue


Vintage Girl Displayed

The verse on the front is wonderfully dated by the verbage:

In haste I bring my heart to you.

Believe me it is staunch and true.

 
Thank you for spending time with me!

Blessings and love,
Colleen

The Liebster Award

"Liebster" is German for Favorite and my friend Wei Wei has honored me with the award and asked me to link back to her.  So here it is.

The idea is to create a post with a link back and choose 5 other blogs with under 200 followers to do the same.  I'm hoping to capture a few followers and help others in the process...so here goes.

Above are the 5 blogs I would like to share the award with.  Thank you so much for Following along.  Don't feel bad if you can't do this...I thought it would be fun so I did.

Blessings,

Colleen

 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fairy in Red

You've heard of the Lady in Red?  Well, this is the Fairy in Red...She's much more modest and sweet and the newest item available in my Etsy Shop.  I'm learning to work with the deeper colors...it can be a challenge as they are not so easily manipulated, but I feel she turned out pretty well.


I used ProMarkers to color her and Wild Orchid flowers as embellishments.  I found some adorable charms at a local craft store...papers were part of my Scrap That kit and some that I had on hand.


Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look!  Have a wonderful day and be blessed with joy, peace, and love from those around you.

Colleen



Saturday, September 3, 2011

3 Day Weekend! Woot! Woot!

According to Wikipedia:

The first big Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882, by the Central Labor Union of New York.  It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland reconciled with the labor movement.

Wow, now that is something I either didn't know or didn't remember...it was a bit before my time.  With that said, I didn't realize that people lost their lives prior to the first Labor Day.  It's a bit sobering.

We don't have any big plans...I'm going to work on a few projects and try to get some better ideas and photos for the shop.  Here's one I'm just about finished with:


You might wonder why I do so many of the same stamp...in part, my stamp collection is growing slowly, but I also colored several stamps ahead to give life to each "gal" in a fresh way.  I also tried to use different variations in color to compliment differing environments.

Thanks for taking the time with me today!  Blessings always!

Colleen



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