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Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Digi Shack Thursdays

Hello ladies and gents...as you know The Digi Shack just recently opened and we (the owner and DT) have decided that Tursdays will be our day to post a fun challenge...this week we have a Sketch challenge...it's a fun one too and I hope you play along!

And here is my card!

Sorry about the bad picture...we're moving to yet a nother hotel and I had to take the picture and upload it...so no beautiful sunshine! Boo hiss! And the glue isn't even dry yet! THE HORROR!!! But don't worry we move into out own home on the 12th of May so you won't have to deal with bad photos and undried glue...at least I hope not! LOL


Stamps: Digi Image from The Digi Shack

Ink: None

Paper: Baja Breeze, whisper white, riding hood red

Accessories: Stampin' Up! embossing plates, stylus, gold ribbon, water color pencils, blender pens.

This card will already be given away before it's even posted! Those are my favorite kinds of cards! I hope the couple a lot of love in their life! May God bless their marriage always!

Thanks for stopping by! And if you pl;ay along don't forget to use the key word TDSC03 when uploading to any on line forum! And visit the Digi Shop blog...ther emight be something there worth seeing! LOL

Have a super stampin Day!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fresh Baked Cupcakes!

yummm! I love cupcakes! Just thought I would share this card with you all toady! I know a good cupcake when I see one and this Digi image from Little Paper Shop just simply rocks! If you haven't tried it out...hurry to the the shop...they are having an awesome sale all over the store!
Stamps: Jena Baking Digi Image from Little paper Shop, Growing old by LPS
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Baja Blue, chocolate chip, whisper white, designer paper by Bo Bunny
Ink: Stazon Brown
Accessories: Bo Bunny ribbon, fine tip pen, water color pencils, blender pencils
Thanks for stopping by!
Hurry to the LPS blog...they are having a HUGE sale...10-75% off and it all ends when we say goodby to April! HURRYY!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'
P.S. I would like to wish my Niece Meghan a very Happy Birthday today...we miss you girl! Praying it's good and safe!

Monday, April 27, 2009

LPS Mondays!

As always...welcome to todays edition of LPS Monday! Little Paper shop has a fun challenge every monday with a fun prize...todays challenge is a sketch...super cute and super fun!

This is my card! I am still in a hotel and have no fancy cutting tools and I didn't even want to attempt an oval today! So I went for a rectangle and then added an oval shape with a fin tip pen using a disposable cup that I squished into an oval! LOL Ohh the things we do in name of creativity! LOL
I hope you will join us in the shetch challenge...go check it out at the LPS Blog
Here's how to enter:
You have until Sunday, May 3rd at 11:59 CST to enter the sketch challenge. Please leave a link on today's post telling us you played along and a link to your blog. If you choose to upload to SCS or PCP, leave a link to your card there using keyword LPSC13. That's it! Easy and super fun! I love this week's sketch!
As our gift to you, The Little Paper Shop is having a HUGE Birthday Blast SALE, with most sets marked down 10% to 75% OFF! This is our biggest and best sale ever, and runs through April 30th or while supplies last.
So what ar eyou waiting for? Stop on over and get yourself some yummy stamps!!!
Hope you all have a fab happy stampin day!
May God bless you today and always!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Minty Chocolate!

Hello my peeps!
This card is made for todays sketch challenge 225 on SCS I love this sketch and minght have to come up with another card for it later! I don't have much time as the kids are going into meltdown mode so here is the pic!

And now for some details:
Stamps: Digi Image from The Digi Shack...this one if a free bee and I'll attach the file at the bottom of this post! Sentiment from Little Paper Shop growing old set just released on the 21st
Ink: Stazon Timber brown
paper: kiwi kiss, chocolate chip, designer paper from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration
Accessories: rhinestone gems, ric rac, water color pencilsm, blender pencils

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day and please enjoy the free images! I wanna see some cards with them if you decide to use them!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"dog"on Birthdays!

Hey all...today was a very successful day! For the most part anyways! W went ot the beach to hang out but it was a bit windy...so the girls and I went joy ridding and Andrew and David went hicking!

I also have a card to share with you...this is a digi stamp from The Digi Shack and I just love it! I made my card small, but youcan make yours any size you want...thats the nice thing about digi images!

My card measures 3x3.5 and I think it's the perfect size to accompany it with a little treat or birthday girft...now I juat have to make my own envelope!

Stamps: Digi Image from The Digi Shack
Ink: none
Paper: Pacific point, riding hood red, whisper white, candy lane designer paper
Accessories: gem rhinestones, fine tip black pen, water color pencils, blender pens

Now for some pictures of todays hike!
Aren't my boys just too cute? Here they are in the cave they climbed into and the picture over looks the Stavros beach in Crete.
I was extremely proud of my little man for making such a big hike...it took them about 45 minutes up and then an hour down...he's only 5!!! Thanks for putting up with my gushing over my boys! I hope you all have a wonderful day...don't worry tomorrow I won't have any pics of the family...we're just doing laundry and I'm sure you all know how thats done! LOL
Have a blessed day!
May God keep you safe!
Happy Stampin'

Monday, April 20, 2009

A journey through the Island of Crete!

So my awesome hubby came home from work this morning and asked if we wanted to go to the mountains...of course I jumped at the chance...they snow is almost melted up there and the kids have been begging to go to the snow! So here are a few pictures to share with you of our AWESOME day!
All of us at the Samaria Gorge on the Island of Crete...Who would of thought such amazing mountains could be mixed in with gorgeous beaches!
After we left the Gorge we took a different route than on the way up and these windmills is what we found on the way...Crete is in the 21st century! LOL I love seeing these here...I think they are awesome looking and a great way to gather energy here on the Island.
And this is where the road led us! This beach is called Soygia (Sue-giah) beach and it had the blackest sand I have ever seen on a beach and the most amazing rocks in the word...the kids and I collected a few..okay maybe a dozen or so rocks...they are really neat!
I just love this shot of Andrew, David and Emelia watching the tide roll in...isn't it a gorgeous site! The awesome dark sand and the amazement of the kids looking at an infinity of ocean...My heart just melts thinking of the awe and wonder they are experiencing...who am I kidding I was feeling the very same feelings myself!
What a cool little town carved right into the mountain side! I love how picturest this little town of Kambano is and I thought you would all like to see it too!
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share a little of God's beauty from the Medeterrainian Sea...I hope you'll be back soon as we have only experienced a little bit og the Island and there is much more to explore!
I will share a card with you tomorrow!
Happy Stampin'
May God bless you today and always!

Down by the pond

Hello ladies and gents...today is day 2 of Little Paper Shop April release.

I have incorporated one of their new Digi images that I am in love with! And it's also previewing {Growing Old} I love this set...ful of fun sentiments that you are all going to love!

The layout is pretty simple, but I really love the colors and few embelishments..as I said...I'm really running out now...gonna have to get creative! LOL


Stamps: Growing Old Available tomorrow at Little Paper Shop and a digi image from little paper shop

Ink: Stazon Jet Black

Paper: Pacific point, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette, whisper white

Accessories: Velvet ribbon, rhinestone gems, water color pencils and blender pens. Scallop edge border punch

This week's LPS Challenge is to create a card using the photo above as your inspiration! You have until next Sunday, April 26th at 11:59 CST to play. The WINNER of this challenge will be announced on Monday, April 27th here on the LPS blog and will receive the new {Butterflies} set for participating! Just leave a comment on today's post letting us know you played. If you choose to upload to SCS or PCP, use keyword LPSC12. Have fun!

Prize!!!It's Little Paper Shops birthday, and it's a butterfly cake, so the new Butterflies stamp set will go home to one lucky winner of this challenge to be announced next week, April 27th.In addition, ONE lucky commenter will be randomly drawn to win the Growing Old set and announced tomorrow, on Release day!

So be sure to leave a comment on the LPS Blog so you can be entered for these fun prizes and be sure to make a card so you get entered rwice!

Good luck and may God bless you today and always!

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Butterfly thanks

Good day ladies and gents! Today's specialty is Little Paper Shops April release Sneak peek #2. I lvoe this little set...it's called {Butterflies} and it is just too darn cute...the sentiment is great...although I didn't use it on my card today, but still darn cute! This card is actually very small...measuring only 3x3 inches and it packs a punch...love these colors together and I love how 3 dimentional it is!

Do you want to win this set? All you have to do is leave a comment on today's postover at http://www.littlepapershop.blogspot.com/ and you'll be entered to win! One random winner will be drawn after midnight and announced tomorrow over at the LPS blog blog! So be sure to "flutter by" tomorrow with the lucky winner and another preview of a great new set!

Stamps: Butterfly (available April 21st) and Bound By the Heart both by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Stazon black
Paper: Chocolate Chip SU! CS, Whisper white cardstock, SU! Sale-a-bration designer paper
Accessories: rhinestones, scallop border punch, water color pencils and blender pens

And I also got an award I would love to share with you! It's one that is near and dear to my heart...I just love the meaning bedind it and the kind words my friend Diane shared about me when she nominated me for this award!

One thing in my life that is extremely important to me is my relationship with Jesus Christ. He is my personal Lord and Saviour and I am nothing without him! I am so thankful that he has given me this gift...one that I sometimes think is just a tinkering but one that helps me to share the word and His love for me and others around the world. I had never on my wildest dreams thought that I could have ever shared His good news with so many people...but because of this amazingly awesome vraft I am able to share with all those that read my blog...now weather they choose to read it or just look at the cards...that's totally up to them, but at least the word of the Lord is out there for people to see!

Diane from Women to women: Sharing Jesus nominated me for this award and I am so greatful to her..I have been following both of her blogs and they are wonderful...for learning more about Jesus and being totally and utterly inspired on her crafting blog...so head on over and check them out!

Now I have to nominate 5 more people...here are the rules before I nominate!

-Post the blog award in a regular post on your blog with the explanation, including the original link to WTW and the rules for passing the award along
-Name five people (more or less is fine!) to whom you want to offer this award and link to their blogs. The blogs need to obviously exalt Christ in some manner.
-Contact the bloggers you have named to let them know they can pick up their blog award from you.
-Invite them to permanently display the WTW blog badge and/or the award on their blogs. The badge can be obtained on the WTW site.

So here goes:

1) Deb from With a Stamp and a Song She is extremely Talented and shares Jesus not only with her card making but also with her amazing acting and singing talent!

2) Patter Cross: Triple the Scraps: this woman has the most amazing challenge going on it's called His Holly Name Challenge...and it's a year long challenge...I always look at it longing to join, but until I get into a house and get all my supplies...no can do...but you should join her!

3) Stacy: Twinshappy: Stacy is one of the most thoughtful people I know. She has sent more than 800 cards to the soldiers in Iraq and I have been fortunate enough to call her a friend for almost 2 years...even though we have never met her in real life I feel like i know her!

4) Bonnie Sharp: The Lucky Clucker: She is one of my fellow Little Paper Shop DT members and she is just amazing! She was just revealed as an SCS dirty girl...so you know she's good! PLus she loves the lord...what more can you ask for?!

5) Beverly: Beestamper: I have actually gotten the chance to meet Beverly in person ans she is just as sweet as she seems!~ I love her work and so Does GIna K...check out her blog to see why!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a blessed day and may God bless you today and always! May you be His light into the dark corners of this world!

Happy Stampin'


Saturday, April 18, 2009

LPS Sneak Peek Day 1

Hello ladies and gents...so it begins...Little Paper Shop is having 3 days of previews and today is numbe rone! I absolutely LOVE this set...the trees are super cute and so are the mushrooms and all the other super adorable stamps in this set that are coming out!
This set is called Forrest friends and I have another sneaky peeky...but I won't tell you what set it's from...I don't want to spoil the fun for Monday's post!
This card is pretty simple but by any means boring! I masked the mushrooms to make them look like one is behind the other and I used my heart punch to make the little hearts on top...I thought the little scallops added a great touch...as I'm completely running out of embelishments! YIKES!!! What's this world comming to?
Anywho I hope you like and please be sure to check out the Little Paper Shop blog for a chance to win this stamps set! PRIZE: One lucky commenter will be randomly drawn to win this set, announced tomorrow, April 19th. Comment cut off time is 11:59pm CST.
Stamps: Forest Friends by Little paper Shop released on April 21st
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper white, Pacific point
Ink: Stazon timber brown
Accessories: SU! Scallop border punch, SU! all heart punch, water color pencils, blender pens
**Please also help me welcome and announce Jessie Rone on the First day of April previews as our FABULOUS new Guest Designer for April, May and June!** Welcome, Jess! SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU, GIRLIE!!! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!!!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Disgi Shack Grand opening!

It's here, it's here!!! The day you've been waiting for!!! The Digi Shack is officially open and there are lots of fun and exciting images to choose from! But there is also a contest and a prize!!!!

Not only is the Digi Shack open today...but they are offering a 50% off coupon for today only...so hurry...go shopping!!! And be sure to use code: 24E60561 But Hurry...offer ends today at midnight!

And this is the Sketch...you can follow i exactly of make minor changes to it...it's up to you! As long as you can make a card and upload it...if uploading to scs please use Keyword: TDSSC1 please so we can easily find it...and post a commnet on the Digi Shack blog for your chanc to win 5 FREE uploads of your choice!
All entries must be posted by Midnight on the 21st of April!
And this is my card! I went simple as I don't have most of my supplies, still in a hotell...ohhh how I'm craving some glitter! and some texture! Ohh the days will soon end as I know we will find a house soon! LOL I even had to cut all the ovals by hand...so I don't want to hear any excuses that you don't have a special cutting tool...scissors work just fine! LOL

Supplies: Image from the Digi Shack
Ink: Stazon timber brown
Paper: chocolate chip, whisper white, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette
Accessories: water color pencils, blender pens, organdy ribbon

Thats's all I have for you! Now go lay and win yourself something!

Happy Stampin'


P.S. I would love to see what you come up with too...so leave me a comment if you have time and I'll check it out too!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Digi Shack's Grand OPening...

Is tomorrow!!! And there's even a contest and a prize...plus some Freebies for everyone! How what are you waiting for!!! Come back tomorrow and I'll show you the fun sketch and the fun image you have to play with!

But for now I thought I would love to share with you this fun Image...don't you want one for your very own? I love this little guy and his "can do attitude!" This was a super fun image to color and make a card with...although I almost lost it when I was trying to take a picture...it almost fell in the POOL!!!! Yikes...I guess it was a little windy today!
Anywho I hope you like my card and I hope you come back tomorrow to play along with the shektch challenge and help me welcome in The Digi Shack!
Stamps: Digi Image from the Digi Shack
Ink: none
Paper: SAB designer paper, whisper white, chocolate chip
Accessories: Water color pencils, blender pens, black fine point pen, so saffron grosgrain ribbon, pretty flower from super friend Stacy (aka Twinshappy)
Happy Stampin!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back tomorrow!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Little Paper Shop Mondays

So today is LPS MOnday and since I couldn't partake in the color challenge I though I would make a mother's day card...you know Mother's day si donna sneak up on you and then you won't have a card ready...go ahead you know you want to make one!

I really like the card...although my circle cutting really stinks! I like the simplicy and the lught colors...the SU! yummy set has really come in handy lately!

Stamps: Bound by the Heart by Little Paper Shop
Paper: Pink Pirouette, chocolate chip, candy lane DS paper
Ink: Pink Pirouette, timber brown stazon
Accessories: Organdy ribbon

I hope you all go on over to the LPS blog...we are having a challenge today and it's a fun color challenge!

And you can win a prize...a REALLY REALLY good prize! How does a FREE digi image AND they just released a bunch more new imageas!!!

So don't forget to upload it to SCS with code LPSC11 and also post a link of your wonderful creation at the LPS Blog I would love to see what you made too so leave me a comment so I can check it out...if you want! LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping and Happy Easter Monday!



Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Blessings

Good Easter Morning to all!!!! The good News of our Saviour Jesus Christ's Resurection is here! He has risen from the dead that that you and I can have Salvation through the achknowledgement of Him and what He has done for us! My prayer for each and everyone one of you today is that you know have a personal relation ship with the one true King Jesus Christ!
May the blessings on knowing Him and theFreedom of knowing Him be upon you today and everyday!
Happy Easter to you all!
Stamps: Easter Blessing by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Baja Blue, Stazon Timber brown
Paper: Candy Lane designer paper, baja blue CS, chocolate chip CS, whisper white cardstock
Accessories: napkin (because I don't have a sponge!!! LOL Rhinestones
Thanks for stoppin by! Many blessings to you all!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Exciting news!

Hello my friends!

I just had to share with you my wonderful news! I have been selected to be on the BRAND NEW first ever design team for the Digi Shack They have some AWESOME digi stamps, you have got to check them out! Τhey have some FAB images you can purchase now and they have more to come on the 25th...plus I'll have a FREE something to give away coming in the next few days so stay tuned!

This is one of the little guys that they have to offer...isn't it just too cute! I absolutely LOVE IT!!!! It was such an awesome image to color...I colored mine with water color pencils and then blended with Stampin' Up! Blender Pens...love this way of coloring!!! For the sentiment I used Little Paper Shops Easter Blessings set!
Anywho just thought I would share my news with you and I know you'll want to check out the other design team members as well!!
So go and check them out and see what they are creating with their Digi Shack images!
Have a great day and happy Stampin!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday...GREAT FRIDAY!!!

So today was an awesome day for me! I made some cards, got some awesome super secret news, visited the Greek Easter Bunny, went on an egg hunt and then watched hubby hit a 3 run homer! Nothing can get better than this!!! Life is soo good! And I even have a card to share with you today!. I think God is so Amazing and gives us just what we need in life when we need it!

So first I'll share with you the card I made! I made it using one of Little Paper Shops new digi images and their sketch challenge on their blog. (there';s still time to enter to win a FREE prize...so don't forget to check it out! I also used one of their stamps sets called Count your Blessings which was released last month!

For this card I choose to use Riding hodd red and summer sun designer paper...love these colors together and the little sheep just looks too cute!

Sorry about the circle..it was hand cut and I apperently am not too good at cutting circles freehand!

I stamped the little scrolly crosses and and the sentiment in basic brown and water colored and then blender penned the little sheep...I'm soooo glad I saved those water color pencils from high school! They have definately come in handy!


Stamps: Digi image from Little Paper shop and Easter Blessing stamp set from Little Paper Shop

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate chip, whisper white and SAB designer series paper.

Ink: Stazon Timber Brown

Accessories: So Saffron ribbon, gems


So we're on our way tot he base and we get stuck in a horrible pile up...of SHEEP!!! The kids just love looking at the sheepy sheep, and I have to admit, so do I!!!

So we finally make it to the base and we go to the Easter egg hunt...Bella's fisrt...isn't she just too cute!

She didn't care too much for the Easter Bunny though! LOL

David Enjoyed her though...especially her basket of CANDY!!!!!

And So did Emelia!

And then we are off to Daddy's softball game! Where he hit a 3 run himmer and the fire department team is now in the championship game! YEAHHHHH

I just love this shot! If you look close enough you can see the dirt flying by his feet!

This is a great shot too! I love the action photos...thank you honey for the awesome camera!!!

That's all I have for today...except for a secret I can not yet share! Hold on tight for the awesome news though!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hapy Stampin'


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

LPS make a cup

Let me just tell you that I absolutely LOVE this stamp set...it's called Make your worn cup and it's from Little Paper Shop. I think it's my favorite from them...although they do have some awesome new sets coming out next week...so stay tuned for some yummy sneak peeks!
For this card I also used the YUmmy stamp set by Stampin' Up! and I created a mask so that the swirls would only be in the cup. I then woater colored the image and smoothes it out with blender pens.
I am litterally running out of embelishments...so hopefully we'll find a place soon so that I can get a hold of my stash! See how spare my ribbon is! I lnmow I know very little, but I do love it!
So what did I use:
Stamps: Make your own Cup By Little Paper Shop, Yummy by Stampin' Up!
Paper: Chocolate Chip, tangerine tango, whisper white, Bo Bunny designer paper
Ink: Stazon brown
Accessories: heart ounch by SU!, water color pencils, blender pens, Bo Bunny ribbon
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like my card!
Happy Stampin'
May God Bless you today and always!
P.S. don't forget to stop by the Little Paper Shop blog and participate in their challenges...they are celebrating their one year anniversary and I don't think you want to miss participating!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Little Daisy


Just a super quick post! I made this card freehand...for a little girl that had a Daisy themed birthday party the other day!

Thanks for looking

Paper: Whisper white, pacific point and Saleabration DS paper

Stampos: Goody Goody gum drops

Accessories: rhine stones and so safron ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, April 3, 2009

Isabelle Paper Doll

It's once again my turn to host the LSC challenge on SCS and I have choosen a very easy easy challenge!

It's easy as 1-2-3 challenge

1 color cardstock (I choose fiding hood red, chocolate chip is my neutral)

2 patterned papers (I believe this paper pack is called sweet somthing by Stampin' Up! but I am really not sure...sorry my catalog is back at the room! shame on me!)

3 Embelishments (for this I choose some pretty risson, so saffron by SU!, a cool brad from my friend Wendy, and some rhinestones in the middle of the little flowers)

For this challenge I choose to use the super cute and super sweet Isabella Paper Doll stamp set by MFT...they have a new boy one, called Ben paper Doll, that I can't wait to get my hands on! And for the sentiment I used the Stampin' Up! set Goody Goody Gum drops level 3 hostess set.

So are you up for the challenge? go check it out on SCS...I'm sure you will make something beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you all have a great day! We are off to do some more house hunting...so hopefully we'll get a GREAT house! Keep us in your prayers!

Happy Stampin'