Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm Still Alive

Hi all, you may have wondered what happened to me... well to tell the truth - I have become addicted to more than one Facebook game. I never thought they would consume so much of my time but I am having a fun time and have found many new gaming friends too. LOL

I will have to schedule time between the games and my crafts so I hope to have something to show you later this week.

Wishing you a great day and week....
All thing are Heaven sent.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tilda All Dressed Up

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was great, did the usual chores, errands and am getting totally addicted to Facebook's Farmville game. If you would like to be my neighbor, let me know - I could use more.

Someone very dear to me is struggling with depression. She could use your prayers - many thanks in advance. I am planning to help her out with some activities that are hard for her to do, in hopes of lifting her spirits and not be alone as often.

Now for today's card. For some reason, I really struggled with this card. I guess we all have those days, LOL. I had a hard time deciding on what embellishments to use. I used black for the edges since it seemed to help the colors and design pop out more.
Hope you like it....

DP - Stampin Up
Stamp - Valentine Tilda (#324 @ Magnolia-licious)
Stylish Accents White Flowers by Offray
Pearls by Recollections
Punches - Leaf by Martha Stewart, Large flower by EK Success, Small flower by All Night Media
Fleur de Les die by Spellbinders

Have a lovely day.
All things are Heaven sent.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thinking of You...

Happy Friday!! I can not believe another week has gone by already. I hope you are staying warm and safe where you are, so many are caught in these snow storms.

How is your day going so far? I started mine out with making this card for you. I have a 'new' Tilda and could not wait to ink her up. I followed the Stamped with Fun #40 card sketch challenge and since Tilda is 'new', this card can be submitted to the Papertake Weekly and Cute Card Thursday #94 challenges for it needed to be something 'new'.
She was fun to color and I loved these two colors together.. I am rather partial to earthy colors, what can I say, LOL. I made a beaded accent for that upper corner seemed lonely, lol.

I would love to know what you think...
Have a wonderful day.

CS - Stampin Up
DP - Scribble Scrabble
Stamps - Kitchen Tilda by Magnolia (you can find her at Magnolia-licious #386), Think of You sentiment by Dream Impressions (retired)
Others - Gold pearls from Recollections, Leaf punch from Martha Stewart, Star brad from Bazzill Basic Paper, Flower combo is a (silk flower, Prima flower, Kaiser Craft flower), ribbons, beads, CTMH inks and Prismacolor markers


All things are Heaven sent.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tilda singing Praises

My goodness, this day is zipping by so quickly. I made a card yesterday for the Sketch Saturday challenge but I felt it needed one more thing... LOL. I also wanted to complete the inside, I will say, that I think the inside turned out pretty nice but it took me a chunk of time this morning to get it done.
The only change I would do, is to cut a white or light coordinating shade to put on the floral section of the black accent on the left side. I put purple glitter glue on it but it does not show up very good. I added glitter to her headband and wings. I used a ribbon flower for her to hold. I used pop dots to have Tilda stand out better. Finally a bird charm that is singing praises to go with the verse inside.

Hope you like it and let me know what you think... I appreciate all of your comments.

CS & DP - Stampin Up
Stamps - Tilda as Christmas Angel by Magnolia, Sentiment by Our Daily Bread
Ribbon Flower - Stylish Accents by Offray
Others - Charm by Blue Moon, Corner dies by Cuttlebug, Floral Accents/Sm Petite Scalloped and Regular Ovals dies from Spellbinders, Ribbons, Fiber, Tulle and Glitter Glue

All things are Heaven sent.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tilda with Cat

Where does your inspiration come from? Is it the colors, the image, the designer papers or embellishments? I think for me, it will mostly come from the designer papers.... I will select 2-3 that goes together and from there, I chose an image and color it to match, I then select a sketch and embellishments. I will have to admit, I am drawn to earth colors. I would love to know what you do.

I have a fun new card today that is following the Cute Card Thursday #93 sketch. I distressed the edges of the DP with ink so it will also qualify for the Creative Card Crew challenge #42 which was for anything distressed.
I had fun putting this one together, since I was not going to cut out Tilda this time, I used a stamp and some distressing to soften the edges of image. I made my orange ribbon flowers and added a brad to the centers so that they match the other ribbons on the card.
How can you not love that big orange cat....we have two cats ourselves and they are so much fun. Although, I doubt they would appreciate us holding them like that.... LOL.
I would love to know what you think.

DP - Indian Summer by Basic Grey
Image - Tilda with Cat Hanging in Her Arms by Magnolia (you can purchase her #359 at Magnolia-licious), Just for You stamp by Hero Arts, branch stamp (unknown)
Inks - CTMH and Marvy
Others - Ribbon, Ribbon flowers, Brads, Prismacolor markers

Have a wonderful day
All things are Heaven sent.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tilda with Cross

One of my resolutions is to get more exercise so today I am off to the pool. I go with my sister and we have a good time working out our 'flab'. LOL!!! I will say that I feel refreshed when I get out. Then off we go to the store to look for those special 'low fat', 'low salt' and 'low calorie' items to use in some of our meals... you know what that means - the daunting task of reading labels. LOL

Today I have a quick card for you. I love this Tilda wearing Cross (you can find her at Magnolia-lilious) and I have been wanting to use both of these DP so I used Tilda to pull them all together. The darker flowers on the brown DP is shiny (hard to see it) and I love the DP with the houses. I added matching pearls to the ribbon. The rest is self explanatory. I hope you enjoy it.

DP - Cloud 9 Designs (brown floral paper) and Basic Grey (houses from Eskimo Kisses)
Image - Tilda wearing Cross from Magnolia
Others - Ribbons, pearls, silk flower, petals and leaves.... Prismacolor markers.

All things are Heaven sent.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Lily Staying Warm

Hello everyone. Hope you survived the holidays and ready to start the new year. I have new resolutions that I want to try to keep as well as many other things on my TO DO list. One big one is to find an at home job, if you know of anything, I would be most grateful for you to send me the info, you can find my email on the side bar.

I am looking for a new blog background so you may see it change from time to time until I find the one I want to keep. I like this one but it is cutting off the cute section at the is a picket fence with a pig and sheep. If anyone knows how to make this type of change, I would gladly accept your help.

I have a new card to share with you today. I love this image Lily from Pink Cat Studio, she has many different images to choose from, since it is cold and wet outside, I like her in her winter coat.
I chose the colors of soft green and brown. I used foam snowflakes for an accent, one was kept at the original size and the others, I cut down to fit. I added some brown ink and glitter glue to blend with the design better. I also added some glitter glue to Lily's outfit.

DP - Scribble Scrabble
Image - Lily in her Winter Coat from Pink Cat Studio
Others - Small Petite Scalloped Oval from Spellbinders, Foam snowflakes, Floral Doodles from Petaloo, Glitter glue, Ink, Ribbons and Prismacolor markers

Have a wonderful day
All thing are Heaven sent.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year & Blog Candy Winner!!

Happy New Year 2010 Comments and Graphics for MySpace, Tagged, Facebook
Comments and Graphics - New Year Layouts - Photobucket

I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Years Eve.... this year has gone by fast but I am looking to the 'New Year'.

Now for the winner of my Holiday Blog Candy..... drum roll!!!!!
The winner is Carol Jenks from Carols Crafty Corner Congratulations!! I had to do it the old fashion way and had my dear hubby pull a number from a bowl. Please provide me your snail mail address and I will get this out to you... my email is:

Hope to have some new cards for you pretty soon.

All things are Heaven sent.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Holiday Blog Candy Will End Tonight

This blog candy is now CLOSED..... I will be back later today with the lucky winner.

This is just a reminder for those interested, to sign up for my holiday blog candy. It will end tonight at 11:59 PM PST. Spread the word and I wish you all luck and the best New Years Eve!!


All things are Heaven sent.

New Years Eve..... and Tilda with Flower

Hard to believe that today is the last day of year 2009, where has the time gone. I did not accomplish as much as I had planned and so next year, it is packed full of a LOT of activities, etc.

How many have made their lists of 'New Years Resolutions'?? I have and it is not just one but several. I have been slack in some areas and this year, I really want to challenge myself to get them moving forward again. So what are they?
1) Of course the first on the list is health, so I plan to cut out my sweet treats and do more exercising, which will include both swimming and walking.
2) I plan to make a few Christmas cards each month so that I am done by September/October.
3) I need to do more research and try to find an 'at home' job (If you know of anything, I would LOVE to hear from you). Due to my husbands disability, I can not work out and my health insurance just jumped up over $150 more a month - Yikes!! We can barely afford our current bills.
4) I want to start selling cards and beaded projects I make.
5) Long range goal is to design a line of digital stamps.

I think that should keep me more than busy, don't you think??


Today, I have a new card for you. It is Tilda, holding a flower. I used an older sketch from 'A Spoonful of Sugar'. I used a large snowflake punch in the two coordinating colors to add design to the white circle. I added a larger bead on the ribbon for a final touch. Hope you like it....

DP - Scribble Scrabble
Image - Tilda with Sunflower from Magnolia
Others - Large Standard Circle Die from Spellbinder, Large snowflake punch from Martha Stewart, White brads from Basic Grey, Blue Floral Doodle by Petaloo, Silk flower, Bead and Prismacolor markers.

Hope everyone has a wonderful New Years Eve day/evening and stay SAFE.

All things are Heaven sent.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tilda & Emma

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week thus far. Does your home look like the picture here... I know many of you are being hit with much snow and ice. I pray that you will be safe and warm. We finally had our first snowfall last night, it is all going away today but it is sure pretty to look at.

I have been so busy lately and have not had enough time to 'play' in my craft room but I finally finished a card I was working on. She is Tilda sitting pretty with a ray of rhinestones, wishing a Heartfelt Thanks to someone special.

I used Spellbinder standard and scalloped circle dies, the Martha Stewart border punch (this is one of my favorites) under the ribbons and a Cuttlebug die for the corner accents. I layered three different ribbons together and I liked how it came together (the second ribbon is very sparkly but the picture does not do it justice). I used pop dots to have Tilda and the sentiment stand out more. I love the K & Co papers and I distressed it with a coordinating color. The inside, I followed the same theme, using that gorgeous K & Co papers.

Hope you like her....


I have another card I want to share with you. It is one that my sister made and gave to me... oh, she is so cute and I am lucky to have it. The image is Emma from 'Fred She Said' and I love her dress. She did a fabulous job coloring her and adding that ribbon flower was the perfect touch.

And last but not least, I had to laugh when our dog had to go outside for a short time when it was snowing outside and when he came back in, he looked like he had a bad case of dandruff. LOL

Have a blessed day.
All things are Heaven sent.

Monday, December 28, 2009

I'm Still Here.....

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was busy but oh, so fun to be with my family.
So, did Santa bring you what you wanted - I would love to hear about your treasures.

I have been 'chill-in' these past couple of days so I will get myself back into my craft room today and start making some new projects. Hopefully, I will have something to share with you tomorrow.

I have also been blog hopping and there are sooooo many talented people out there...and boy, do I have a lot to learn yet.

Well I guess I have rambled on long enough, just wanted to let you know that I am still around. I am fighting a headache today, so will go take some extra strength Tylenol and have a can of Pepsi... believe it or not, it seems to work.

All things are Heaven sent.