Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's Wednesday!!!

Welcome my Wednesday friends - time for a new Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  But first I have some news I am so excited to finally be able to share...  I am going to be a Grandma - YaY!!  My first Grandchild is due mid January - how awesome is that??  Such an exciting time for my family!!  My daughter's Wedding is in less than 2 weeks, and now my Son and Daughter-in-law are expecting.  My son was Best Man in a friends Wedding this past Saturday.  Here is a picture of Scott and his wife Marisa - So sweet!!  In the midst of all the excitement, my husband and I celebrated our 34th Wedding Anniversary.  God is soo good!!

Milk 'n CoffeeNow, on to this week's Challenge.  Our Sponsor is Milk n' Coffee.  They have such cute images.  You can check them out by clicking HERE.  This week's winner will be able to choose 3 free images!!  Very awesome!!

Here is our Sketch...

And, here is my card using the image Two Little Girls...

I do hope you will play along with us!!

Blessings to you...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #216-149

Wednesday again and that means it's time for a new Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  This week our Sketch is a blast from the past created by Arlana!!

I love this Sketch!!  It was so much fun to work with.  Our Sponsor is Jackie Mathews of Paper Addictions.  Her images are so cute, here is a little bit about Jackie:
"My name is Jacqueline Mathews and I am a crafter and designer.  I love paper, pens, doodling, stamping and above all designing.  I have a degree in fine arts with an emphasis in graphic design.  I worked in the graphic design industry for many years and quit 15 years ago to become a stay at home mom for my 3 kids.  Now that the kids are older and don’t need me as much, I am reinventing myself and have decided that I wanted to create my own line of digital stamps.  I have dabbled in rubber stamping and became a “Stampin’ up!” demonstrator and had a blast, but thought it would be more fun to create my own stamps.  I decided digital was the way to go.  It is affordable for the customer and for the designer.  I now have a digital stamp shop on Etsy called “PaperAddictions”.  I would love to create my own line of rubber stamps someday, but for now I am testing my designs out in my shop to see if anyone likes them.  I am pleasantly surprised that I have gotten a good response to the images I have designed so far.  This positive response has motivated me to create more images in the future."  

Jackie is offering 5 images from her shop!!  Head on over and check it out by clicking HERE, so many wonderful reasons to join us this week!!  Here is my card using KatieBug On a Swing!

Can't wait to see your creations!!
Blessings to you!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Are your Toes in the Sand???

Happy Tuesday friends - time for Team B to bring you a new Challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown.  This week's Challenge is Sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and our Theme is... Toes in the Sand!!  Have you gotten any good beach time yet this Summer??  I haven't... yet.  I'll be heading to the Cape mid August through Labor Day and will be getting my toes in the sand for sure.  In the mean while, work and Wedding planning are keeping me pretty busy.  I loved pretending with this Challenge though and chose Hello Summer  which features fun images direct from the beach along with two summery sentiments for my Theme card!!

I used the Sketch from this week's Challenge over at Sketch Saturday.

I hope you will head on over to Tuesday Throwdown and check out the rest of the DT cards.  And join us - get those toes in the sand and play along!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 215

Hey there friends!!  Time for a new Sketch Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  I have to apologize for a late post today...  With my daughter's Wedding less than a month away, we had some late night Wedding Prep going on last night...  exciting times!!

This week our Sponsor is Digi Stamp Boutique - LOVE!!  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."

Prize: 6 free digi images!!!

Here is this week's Sketch...

Ad here is my card using the Single Birthday Cupcake from the "Teatime Set".  There is a sweet little one in my Church turning One next week and this card will be perfect for her =)

I do hope you will head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out the rest of the DT cards - they are so awesome!!

Now, I must get to work...

Have a Blessed Wednesday friends!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #214

Happy, Happy Wednesday friends!!  Time for a new Sketch Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  This week our Sponsor is A DAY FOR DAISIES!!  I just love their images.  Check them out - definitely an image for every occasion.  The are all so very sweet!!  This week, I chose to use "Warm Breeze".  I spent so many breezy days on Cape Cod as a child flying kites - such sweet memories...

I kept it simple and used a sheet of buttery yellow card stock and a soft green DP from my stash.  The button brads, twine and ribbons are also from my stash.  The sentiment is Lili of the Valley.  My two favorite colors are green and yellow - this card just makes me smile.

Head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out the wonderful cards by the Design Team this week and get your crafting on!!  Can't wait to see your creations.  This week's Winner will receive a $12 Gift Certificate to the ADFD Shop!!

Have a great week!!

Blessings to you!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown and A Day for Daisies!!

Happy Tuesday Friends!!  Team B is supplying your inspiration over at Tuesday Throwdown with images from our awesome Sponsor this week - A Day for Daisies!!  I adore their images and this week I chose to use this beautiful Castle image "Where Dreams Come True".

Our Challenge this week is to make a project using the Spotlight Technique. I had never used this technique before and actually had to head over to Youtube and view a couple of Tutorials.  I found them very easy to follow and LOVE the effect!!  I will definitely be using this technique again and again!!

 This will be for a sweet little girl's 7th birthday...  May All Your Dreams Come True!!

I'm posting this card in the Make it Monday Challenge - Always Anything Goes.

I hope you will head on over to Tuesday Throwdown, check out the rest of the DT creations and play along with us...  Can not wait to see your projects!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #213

Hey there friends!!  Happy Wednesday!!  I'; loving this Wednesday as it is also my Friday this week - 4th of July tomorrow, no work for me AND my Boss is closing the office Friday as well - YaY!!  I just might find time to clean and organize my Craft Room...  hmmm...

On to the Challenge at hand...  Our Sponsor is Clearly Digi Stamps - AND they had a stamp set that was right up my ally...  Windows, I LOVE windows!!  Head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to find out more about CDS.  They have some awesome stamps and have just recently opened a new shop, very cool!!   They are offering a $25 Gift Certificate to this week's Winner - so, check out our Sketch, the DT inspiration, and get crafting!!

Now for the Sketch...

And here is my card...
The papers, button and pearls are all Close to My Heart.  The image is colored with Copics and the ribbon is from my stash.

I hope you will head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out the Design Team cards - very awesome, then, after all that inspiration gets your creative juices flowing...  get Crafting!!
Can's wait to see your creations!!

Blessings to you!!