Wednesday, December 25, 2013

SWEET Sketch Wednesday!!

Merry Christmas!!!  What a wonderful few days this has been...  Great to see family, we gathered at my brother and sister-in-law's house on the Cape Saturday.  Love to get pictures of the next generation, they are all growing up so fast - this group ranges in age from 7 months to 10 years old!!

We were missing the newest member of the family, Jack just 6 weeks old - he arrived with his parents in New England on Christmas Eve!!  I was so excited to finally meet him!!  We had our Christmas Eve gathering at my sister and brother-in-law's house... complete with a visit from Santa!!

Before the gathering, we had a wonderful Christmas Eve service where we celebrated the reason for the season - the birth of  Jesus who came so that we may have life... eternally.

My heart is full and my body is tired, and I am thankful for so many things one of which is that tomorrow my office is closed =)

Lots to do...  Before I go on babbling, let me share this week's Sketch with you from Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Our Sponsor is Jodie over at Bugaboo Digi Stamps!!  LOVE her stuff!!  Be sure to visit and have a look...  always something new to see =)

Hard to believe this is the final Sketch Challenge for Sweet Sketch Wednesday...
The Challenge will continue at the new Blog Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - be sure to head over and have a look...  be sure to become a Follower...  there will be prizes announced soon...  Our first Challenge will be January 1st, so stay tuned =)
And, here is my card for this week...
I hope you will play along this week's winner will receive 7 free images!!

This crafter is exhausted, so I must sign off and get some much needed sleep...  Lots to do getting the new Blog ready for our big debut!!  I hope you will stop for a visit!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #237

Hi friends and Happy Wednesday.  Christmas is just one week away...   are your done with all your shopping??  Sad to say I'm not, not sure where the time goes...  But, I am looking forward to spending some time with family and meeting my newest Great Nephew Jack who will be at my sister's for a week - Can not wait!!

On to this week's Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Digi Stamp Boutique is this week's Sponsor.  I just love the great selection of images - definitely an image for EVERY occasion life brings my way!!

Here is the Sketch...

And here is my card...

I hope you will join in on the fun!!  This week's winner with receive a £10 voucher from DSB to use at their shop!!

Enjoy this week before Christmas, and don't forget to find some crafting time!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Pattie's Creations

Welcome friends!!  How is your December going??  I just love this time of year!!
I've been having some computer problems, so I'm a little late with my post for this week's Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, sorry about that...  This week our Sponsor is Pattie's Creations!!  Pattie Gomez Bio:
"I am an Internet Technology Professional and an Artist. I always dreamed of being an artist, but I found out quickly that I needed another field to support my family so I pursued a Degree in Information Technology. I love to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to enhance my work.
I created a character called Pattieboop and her cat named Allie. I have had so much fun coming up with different images so I also created a site to sell them. You can go to my store to find out more about Pattieboop & Allie. I know you will just love them when you see them."
Pattie has so many wonderful images, be sure to head on over to check them out!!

Here is this week's Sketch...

...and here is my card =)

This image reminds me of my Mom.  She loved to keep her bird feeders filled and watch for the cardinals, her favorite!!  I colored the image in with Copics and added some Stickles.  The papers are a new pad I just got from Kaiser Kraft.  The ribbon, netting and flower are all from my stash.

Thanks so much for visiting.  I hope you visit Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see the rest of the Design Teams cards.  I would love to have you play along with us!!

Blessings to you!!

Tuesday Throwdown!!

Hey there friends!!  Sorry for the late post for my DT creation for Tuesday Throwdown - some computer issues have been challenging me...  BUT, I'm up and running at the moment, so here I am to Post a quick entry for Tuesday Throwdown.  This week the Challenge is Anything Goes and our Sponsor is MelJen's Designs!!   We were given a few awesome Digi's to use.  I chose this adorable Mail Box all ready to receive all those Christmas Cards!!

The Challenge will run right thru to December 31st, so, plenty of time to get crafting and join in with us!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday...

It's Wednesday once again!!  That means it's time for a new Sketch Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  This week's Sketch is the perfect Sketch to feature your favorite stamps and show off your new Design Papers (I just know you all have purchased some...)!!

Our Sponsor is Elisabeth Bell!!  Her images are just so SWEET!!  I chose this cute snow scene.  I'm sure many of us have memories of making that wonderful, magical snowman with the Winter's first snow fall...  Elisabeth is offering this week's Challenge winner two free images!!

I've used one of my new paper pads from Bo Bunny, colored the image with my Copics and added some Stickles snow drops and opaque pearls.

I hope you will play along with us...  I know in this season of hustle and bustle I need my craft time to relax and regroup...

Thanks for stopping by and Blessings to you all!!
Enjoy the season!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Quilting, Papercrafting and Sweet Sketch Wednesday...

I have always loved to craft...  Crewel, Embroidery, Counted Cross Stitch (have a project going on now =), Quilting, Knitting and Papercrafting.  Over the weekend I made a quilt that has a bit of a story...  I lost a very dear friend earlier this year.  Back a few years she and I were at the Cape and we happened upon a Quilt shop.  We had recently been to Nantucket for the Daffodil Festival and the idea came about to purchase some "beachy" fabrics for a quilt I was going to put together for her.  She had so much fun picking out the fabrics, and when we got to a certain point she insisted the quilt have some pink (her favorite color) and some green (my favorite color)...  Well, I had gotten away from sewing, and never got that quilt put together...  Well, on Thanksgiving day, her daughter will be getting married and I thought what better gift than to put that quilt together and it would not only be a gift from me, but in a way, a gift from her Mom...  So at every opportunity between church and work, I have been sewing since Saturday and finished and delivered the quilt last night.  Thought I would share a few pics...


I wonder if any of you are quilters too?  I think the thing I love about making cards and working with paper is it is a LOT like quilting, on a much smaller scale with almost instant satisfaction...  Enough of my babbling and on to share with you this week's Sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Our Sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps!!  I fell in love with this sweet Elephant image and knew I had to create a card for the latest addition to my extended family, my Great Nephew Jack born two weeks ago.  He lives south of Washington D.C. so I have only seen him in pics and on quality "Face Time" but I am hopeful to meet him around Christmas... so hopeful!!!

Eureka has some great stamps!!  You can check them out by clicking HERE

This week's Winner will receive 5 free images so be sure to head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and play along!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  
Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I Love Coffee...

...AND... I love Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  Here it is Wednesday again and time for a new Sketch Challenge!!  This week we have Digi Stamp Boutique as our Sponsor!!  Love, love, love all the wonderful images to choose from.  Here is a little about DSB:

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.

On to the Sketch - A new one from Arlana =)

And here is my card...

Be sure to head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out the rest of the Design Team's cards - really fabulous!!  I so hope you will play along with us!!

(...and you know, it's coffee in my cup!!)

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday and A Day for Daisies

Hey there friends!!  Time for a new Sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  This week we have a favorite Sponsor, A Day for Daisies!!  Love, love, love the Sweet images they have!!  I always have such a tough time choosing an image to use for the many, many images to choose from.  Head on over to their Shop by clicking HERE.  Play along with the DT this week and you could Win a $12 shopping spree =)

I finally did choose this sweet image "Turning Six".  I just love the sweet little boy with his birthday balloons =)  Before I share my card, here is this week's Sketch...  A new one by Arlana...

And here is my card featuring "Turning Six"

I colored the image with my Copics.  The flowers are cute from my Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and mounted with brass brads from Close to My Heart.  The papers and ribbon are from my stash.

Hope you are having a great week and finding time to Craft!!

Blessings to you!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown "Gratitude"

Hi there friends!!  Time for Team B to host the Challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown!!  During this month of Thankfulness our Theme is "Gratitude".  What are you thankful for??  I am thankful for so many things...  my Saviour, my family, my friends, my work...  the list could go on and on.  Even though my sentiment doesn't mention thanks, or gratitude, the sentiment kind of says it all.  I have had friends that I am so thankful for...  For their unique characteristics...

I chose this cute image and sentiment from our wonderful sponsor Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Check out their images - really awesome!!

I hope you will join in on our Challenge!!  Blessings to you!!  I am very thankful for each and every one of you!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #231

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Sketch Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!! This week our Sponsor is MelJen's Designs.  I just love their Whimsical Images!!  I chose this very Merry moose image Moose Lights and made my first Christmas card of the year!!

Here is the Sketch...

And, here is my card...

It really is hard to believe that Christmas is next month...  I do believe it comes quicker each year...

Here is a little info on 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 a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too! Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

This week's Winner will receive 4 Free Digital Images!!  I do hope you will play along!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SSW #230 and Stamp Fairy

Everyone ready for Halloween???  I must admit I still have to deck our my car for Trunk of Treat, it will be a busy few days!!  I am ready with my card for this week's Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Stamp Fairy is our Sponsor this week AND there are SO MANY awesomely cute images to choose from!!

Here is our Sketch...

and here is my card =)

I know just the little girl who this card will go to...  Must Mail Today!!

I've been unemployed for a few months and am happy to say I will be back to work in the next week or two - Praise God for His faithfulness!!  Last week, I went to the Cape to visit one of my Mom's friends (while my days are still free...), she lives in Orleans, does not drive, and at 81 years young, rides her bike EVERYWHERE she needs to go.  I wanted to share a few pics of her "neighborhood"...
I LOVE the Self Service Flower and Cranberry Stands - and I will say, we made a purchase at both!!  The cranberries are from a family bog on the road leading in to her house.  Tasted great in my stuffing last night!!

Her home is a little piece of Heaven here on Earth...

This week's prize is a $10 Gift Certificate to Stamp Fairy!!  I hope you will play along with us!!

Blessings to you all!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Witch Way to the Candy???

Time for Team B to step up over at Tuesday Throwdown, and with Halloween just days away, our Theme this week is "Witch Way to the Candy??"  Join the Challenge by creating a project using Witches and/or Candy!!  Our Sponsor for this Challenge is Stamp Fairy.  I chose this super cute Barry image in his Candy Corn costume!!

I hope you will play along with us...  
Trick of Treat!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Bugaboo

Welcome friends - Time for the weekly Sketch Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  This week we have Bugaboo Stamps as our Sponsor!!  Jodie is always so generous with the DT and her gift to the Winner...  7 Free Digi images, valued to $21!!!  You do need to join in the Challenge to have a chance at winning though, so, why not get crafty with us this week...?

Here is this week's Sketch by Arlana...

I used this cool 3-headed monster...  Seems like I am always in need of a Birthday card and this image worked out nicely for one of the many little boys I know who will be turning "3"!!

Looking forward to seeing all your creations!!
Blessings to you!!