Monday, December 31, 2012

Sketch Saturday

I used the Sketch from the latest Sketch Saturday Challenge to create these two cards using the same image from Sassy Cheryl's - Winter Social.  How cute is Sassy Sally sitting in that tree with her little bird friends...!  I love seeing identical cards in two totally different color combinations.  Totally changes the card!!

Here is the Sketch: 

Thanks so much for visiting - Wishing you all a Safe and Happy New Year's celebration!!
Welcome 2013!!

Retro Sketches

I needed a few Masculine Birthday cards this weekend...  Started off with this cute owl image from MelJen's Design.  I used the Sketch from the Challenge over at Retro Sketches and rotated it 90 degrees.  The papers and ribbon are from my stash.  The button and black hemp are Close to My Heart.

Thanks for visiting!!

I Love Snowmen!!!

Who doesn't love Snowmen??  They are a favorite of mine in these Winter months.  So far, we haven't had enough snow in my neck of the woods...  but, I am sure we will before this season is over...  I shall patiently await their arrival...

In the meantime, I made this cute Winter Birthday card using a Snowman image "Hangin' With Friends" I picked up over at Sassy Cheryl's.  I used the Sketch from this week's Challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  The image is colored with Copics and the paper, button and black hemp are all from my Stash.  The Challenge at Sassy Cheryl's is "We Love Snowmen!!!".

Oops!!!  Too late for the Challenges...
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Nativity

Just wanted to share this Nativity wall hanging I made for Christmas gifts this year. I actually made 6 of them and have had requests for next year. I got the idea off of Pinterest and then changed it up a bit.

 The images are from the Digi Stamp Boutique - Cute Nativity Set 2 .  I colored them up with Copics and added some Silver Stickles to the stars and Wise Men crowns and gifts.  I chose coordinating papers and mounted them all to 6" x 6" cork tiles.  The three squares are attached with staples and Tacky Glue to Burlap ribbon (Close to My Heart) with a Bow attached at the top.
I am entering this Project in the Digi Stamp Boutique December Challenge.
Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and I am wishing you a New Year filled with many Blessings!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #186

Welcome Friends - Another Sweet Sketch Wednesday is here!!  I hope you all had a wonder-filled Christmas with family and friends.  I love attending our Christmas Eve service.  We then attend a Swedish Smorgasbord at my sister's, Santa came to her house - I love to see the excitement in the eyes of the children!!  My Christmas morning was a little quiet this year.  My husband had to work, my "kids" are grown and on their own...  but I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed Christmas!  A quiet start to the day with my two Boxers, my Bible, quiet meditation, then coffee with my daughter and her Fiancee!!  I was so excited to get a call from my daughter who just got engaged!!

Christmas Day ended with my family around the table for a nice Dinner.
This week we are Sponsored by...
Jodie and Bugaboo Stamps!!!                

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If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

On to our Sketch by Arlana...
And here is my card...

Thanks so much for visiting my Blog - I do hope you will stop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and leave us some love...  We treasure your comments and love to see your creations!!

Blessings to you all!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #185-141

Welcome Wednesday - Another wonderful Sketch Challenge is up over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Can you believe Christmas is less than one week away??  Do you have all your Christmas cards done?  I am sad to say I don't...  Time for mass production to kick in!! 

This week Sally Ann - Digi Stamp Boutique is our Sponsor - love, love, love her images!!

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.
Sally Ann is awarding 6 free digi images to the Winner of this week's Challenge!! 
This week's Sketch is a favorite from the past - It also happens to be the first Sketch I ever did in a SSW Challenge.  Here it is...
  Here's my card from Challenge #141-February 15, 2012.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and PLEASE check our the Challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  The rest of the Design Team has posted some awesome cards and you definitely don't want to miss out on the opportunity for 6 images from Digi Stamp Boutique!!
Blessings to you all!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merry Christmas Axel!!

My 4 year old Great-Nephew Axel went to see Santa and when asked what he wanted for Christmas his response was "A Cello"!!  When I heard that story I knew right away what image to use for his Christmas card =)

I used the Sketch over at Sketch Saturday
The paper is Authentique - Festive.  The image is from The Stamp Fairy.  I colored it with Copics and then fussy cut him out.  The ribbon is from my stash and the buttons and brads are all Close to My Heart.

I'm entering this card in the following Challenges:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Use the color Red
Simon Says Challenge - Favorite Tool.... my Copics!!
Divas By Design - Use some RED

Thanks so much for visiting!!  (I wonder if Santa will bring that Cello... )

Blessings to you all!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hello Wednesday!!

Time for a new Sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  It was my turn to host the Challenge this week.  Our Sponsor is A Day for Daisies!!  I just love all the sweet images and find it hard to choose just one... 
A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!  Check out the links below... 
Direct Store Link:
Join The Club Link:
Subscribe to News Letter Link:
Etsy Shop:
Face Book:

Prize: $12 Gift Certificate to ADFD Shop!!!
Here is this week's Sketch created by Arlana:

And here is my card...

I love this sweet little boy and his dog - I used a new paper pack from Authentique - Lovely.  Many of the papers have a Valentine theme.  If I were to add a sentiment to this card I think it would say...  You Hold the Key to My Heart!!

I do hope you will play along with us - I just love to see your creations each week!!

                   Blessings to you all!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A White Chrsitmas??

Not looking like a White Christmas around here...  Mild temps today, gray and rainy... YUCK!!  Last night I made a card for a couple of Challenges that makes me wish the temps would drop and we WILL have a WHITE CHRISTMAS...  time will tell!!

A couple of the Challenges I LOVE to check out are featuring "Snow" themes.  Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #144 "Dreaming of a White Christmas", Tuesday Throwdown #126 is "White Christmas" and I used the Sketch from Deconstructed Sketch No. 80:

I love this happy Snowman image - love how the blue came out!!  I used papers I purchased from LotV with a snow theme, colored the image with Copics and added some Stickles.

Back to my Craft Room - Have a great weekend everyone!!

Blessings to you friends!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Meljen's Designs - Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Hello there Sweet Sketch Wednesday friends!!  Hope you are all doing well and are enjoying some holiday crafting!!  We had a weekend of birthday celebrations in my family.  My daughter will be 28 on the 10th of December and my son turned 25 on the 19th of November.  We had a birthday dinner Saturday night and a party on Sunday for my Great Nephew Axel who turned 4 on Tuesday!!  Lots of fun seeing family and friends and celebrating together!!   I did manage to get some cards made but have also realized I have a long way to go with my Christmas cards...  and the beat goes on...
This week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday our Sponsor is Meljen's Designs:
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog, and freebies and promos now and then on our facebook FAN PAGE! Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at our store HERE to browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!

Melissa is giving 4 non-colored digis to this week's winner!!  How awesome is that??  So, check out Arlana's great sketch, get out your papers and get crafty!!  I chose this cute skating penguin taking a "break" to say hello to his little friend =)


Can't wait to see your creations!!  They always make me SMILE!!

                    Blessings to you all - have a great week!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Axel!!

I made a card this morning for my Great-Nephew who is turning 4.  I combined two Challenges - Sketch Saturday (a Sketch) and Lili's Little Fairies (Pastels).  I love the LotV stamp of the boy playing guitar.  It may seem a bit old for a 4 year old, but Axel is so into music and actually teaching himself piano...  I am on the lookout for a piano image...  For now, the guitar will do just fine!!

The papers are MME and the image is colored with Copics, fussy cut and mounted with Pop Dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Naughty or Nice...?

Tonight I made a card for the Challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's using her image Don't be Fooled featuring Charlie - how cute is this image??  This week their Challenge is a Sketch!!  LOVE sketches!! 

I colored the image with Copics, fussy cut her out and mounted her with Pop Dots.  The papers are My Mind's Eye, and the ribbons, brads and buttons are all from my stash!!  Such a sweet little Angel...  Don't be fooled!!

Thanks so much for visiting!!
Blessings to you!!

Happy Wednesday!!

WoW!!!  The last Wednesday of November is here!!  We are in the Christmas season, decorations are showing up everywhere...  Each year I am amazed when December comes and wonder where the time has gone... 

Here is our fabulous Sketch created by Arlana... 

This week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday we have a new Sponsor - Broken Box Designs, Wendy Sefcik:  Broken Box Stock is a fun, imaginative and unique clipart shop featuring hand-drawn illustrations and digital stamps by Wendy Sefcik. Crafters, digital stampers, scrapbookers, business owners, teachers, bloggers, website owners, etc. adore the collection of clipart and find endless ways to spruce up their look with Broken Box Stock graphics. 

Check out this awesome Prize for the Winner of this weeks Challenge: Holiday Toodle Set Printable Page.
  I chose this wonderful Tree of Life image.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you will join us...  I love seeing your creations!!
                               Blessings to you all!! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ava Rose is 5!!

I made a sweet little card for a sweet little girl who is turning 5 - one whole hand!!  She is into everything pink =)  I used the Sketch from The Sweet Stop along with a favorite stamp from Lili of the Valley - their Challenge at Lillies Little Fairies Challenge Blog this week is Anything Goes.  I colored the image with Copics and added some sparkle!!  The papers are from Authentique 6 x 6 Bundle - Lovely. 

Thanks so much for visiting!! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Noah's Turkey

It's here!!  Thanksgiving is tomorrow!!  Tonight I made a card to give my sister for Thanksgiving.  She hosts our family dinner each year and really goes all out!!  I'm so looking forward to spending time around the table with family!!  God is so good!!

Deconstructed Sketch No. 78I used the sketch over at Deconstructed Sketches along with a cute NOAH image from Sassy Cheryl's!!  I love her images - so fun!!  The papers are from Simple Stories - Harvest Lane.  The ribbon, button and sentiment is from Close to My Heart.  I colored the image with Copics, fussy cut it out and mounted it with Pop Dots.

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #181

Here in the States today is a busy day for many with preparations for Thanksgiving tomorrow...  Many are travelling, many are baking and here in New England, many are washing their Patriots jerseys for tomorrow night's game against the Jets!!  But seriously, many have been acknowledging things that they are thankful for for the past several days.  I am so thankful for my Lord and Saviour, my family, friends, my church family AND my friends and family here in Blog land.  I am so thankful for all of our followers here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - you bless us each week with your creations - so, Thank You!!
This week we have another great Sketch from Arlana. 
We also have a wonderful faithful Sponsor Sally Ann Hancock of the Digi Stamp Boutique.
All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

Sally Ann is giving 6 free digi images to this week's winner!!  So, come and play along with us!!

Here is my card for this week...

I'm so thankful that you have stopped by and I hope you will join us this week!!

Blessings to you my friends!!