Thursday, January 1, 2015

500 Friends Blog Candy + An Announcement!!!


Hi, all!  I've been noticing my followers number creeping up slowly and steadily and to that I would like to say THANK YOU!!!  To all of you who have followed me for any amount of time--you rock!  You are the reason I keep doing this!  I LOVE your feedback and I strive to be better each day to bring something new to those who even glance my way!

That said, I have a goal for myself.  I would like to reach 500 followers!  I only need about 150 more to get to my goal, but as an incentive, I've got some blog candy I'll be giving away once I reach my goal!!!

Here's the candy~
Candy includes a 6"x 6" paper pad and enamel dots by My Mind's Eye,
the Happy Sentiments stamp set from Inspired By Stamping,
and three colors of baker's twine.
So, want a chance to win this?  Oh, and did I mention I will ship WORLDWIDE?!  That's right, this package of goodies will go to one lucky someone ANYWHERE in the world!

Here's how to gain a chance (or more than one) to win:

1. Follow my blog.
2. Like my blog page on Facebook.
3. Follow me on Twitter.
4. Follow me on Instagram.
5. Follow me on Pinterest.
6. Follow me on YouTube.
7. Follow me on Bloglovin'.
8. Add a picture of the blog candy on your blog linked back to THIS POST.
9. Refer a friend who follows me on any/all of these social outlets. (Each separate friend is ONE extra chance to win.)

For each of these things you do, leave a comment below stating which of these things you do/did.  If you already follow me on all these social media outlets, all you have to do is comment!  When referring friends, add a single comment with the person's name ONE TIME, meaning that you can't add their name each time they follow me on a social media outlet...that's THEIR chance.  You may add an extra comment for each friend that follows me, I just need to know their name so that I can allow your comment to count.  So, basically, you have UNLIMITED chances to win!!!  SCORE!

As an extra incentive...I might add a few more candies when I reach 400, 450, and then you may really have a chance to win one of four prize packages!  So, tell your friends, follow me, and THANK YOU for all of your support! :)

And now, I have a happy announcement to make! :)  I am SO excited to announce that I have been asked to join the wonderfully talented design team for Diane's Daydream Designs!!!  Diane's digis are fabulous and inspiring--you really need to hop over to the store to take a peek!  I feel so grateful to God for this chance to work with digital images again and to work with such amazing women!  I'll be sharing more cards made with these fabulous products each Wednesday from now on, so stay tuned for more!  But for now, here's a little something for your viewing pleasure...

Here's a card featuring one of Diane's sentiments~


For these fabulous challenges~

I've used a sentiment from the Snowbaby Love Sentiments set at Diane's Daydream Designs, a crocheted heart made by a friend's daughter for me--she made me hearts & flowers, so stay tuned for more of these--, glitter paper by DCWV, a snowflake punch by Martha Stewart, pearls by Studio 120, Stickles by Ranger in Diamond, liquid pearls by Ranger in Silver Pearl, and all papers are by Stampin' Up!.

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today!  I hope you all take some time to create today and that you join in these fabulous challenges and my blog candy!!!  As always, HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Two Cards

Whew.  I've been having a little bit of a blogging marathon. :)  This is my third and final post for the evening and I've got two cards to share with you and then I'll be done for a bit! :)

Here's the first card~


For these fabulous challenges~

(My fave colors really are purple and yellow!)

I've used Stickles by Ranger, and all other supplies I used are by Stampin' Up!.  My purple looks a lot deeper than it really is.  I had a bit of trouble photo shopping this one!  I used watercoloring onto the paper for the flowers and leaves and then fussy cut them out before adding them to the splotchy background I created. :)

Now for card two~


For these fabulous challenges~

(I used heat embossing.)

I've used patterned paper by DCWV, ribbon from my stash, flower sequins from Paper Sweeties, a rhinestone heart from Studio 120, liquid pearls by Ranger, Medieval Metals embossing powder from Sweet Stamps, and all other supplies are from Stampin' Up!.

Well, that's all for me!  I hope you have a great rest of your day and that you have some time to join in these fun challenges!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Color Blocking: Part II

Hi, all!  Back with another card that uses color blocking!  SO fun!  Not sure if you saw my other card using this technique--you can find it HERE. :)  Come take a peek at this one!

Here it is~


For these fabulous challenges~

I've used stamps by Inspired By Stamping, Stickles by Ranger in Diamond, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you join in the fun of these fabulous challenges and that you take some time to craft today! HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Color Blocking: Part I

Hi, friends!  My friend, Leah, has a fabulous tutorial on color blocking HERE and even though the time to link up your creations is over, I wanted to share how I was inspired by this technique!  I made two cards that I will share with you but one at a time. :)

Here's the first card I made~


For these fabulous challenges~

I've used stamps from Inspired By Stamping, a doily by Wilton, pearls from Want 2 Scrap, a dry embossing folder by Sizzix, black ink by Memento, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  I hope you take some time to craft today and that you join in the fun of these fabulous challenges!  HUGS and happy stamping! :)

DDD: Easter + Wednesday Wisdom

Hi, friends!  It's time for another post with a card using GORGEOUS products from Diane's Daydream Designs and a little bit of "wisdom" from me. :)  This week, I'm sharing an Easter card with you all.

Here's the card~


Glitter is so hard to photograph!

This card has obviously lead me to think about Easter and the Atoning sacrifice of our Savior.  My favorite verses about our Savior are in the book of Isaiah and the two verses I'm sharing with you today come from Isaiah 53:4-5.  They state,

"Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: 
yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: 
the chastisement of our peace was upon him; 
and with his stripes we are healed."

I love these verses because they address a part of the Atonement that is sometimes overlooked.  The part where Christ not only suffered for our sins, but also felt our sadness, sorrow, and grief.  He literally KNOWS how we feel when we don't get that job, when a loved one dies, when we suffer with infertility, when we struggle to figure out how to pay our bills, when we are betrayed, and the list goes on.  At this Easter season, my prayer is that we will turn our hearts to our Savior, repent, and lean on him.  His love can cover anything that may happen in our lives.  Literally. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today to take a peek at my creation!  I hope you take some time to create today and that you have a wonderful Easter Sunday.  Always remember--YOU ARE LOVED.  God's love is for all and the only thing He asks in return is that you follow Him.  HUGS and happy stamping, friends!