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!!