Saturday, November 22, 2014

Just A Few Christmas Cards 2014

Hello everyone, I have not been on here for a very long time. Basketball season has started up for my son. Preparations for Thanksgiving and for the Christmas season has already begun here at our home. It has been very cold here and we have gotten about 6-8 inches of snow in the last week. It seems as though winter has begun whether the calendar says it has or not! Brrrr! 
Anyways, here is just a few of the Christmas cards I have made so far.

I hope you stay warm wherever you are at.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pastor Appreciation 2014

Well, as some of you may know, October is Pastor Appreciation Month.  So it is important to acknowledge the pastors in our churches and honor them and their sacrifice for the Lord and their service.  Our church is so blessed to have 2 dedicated men, leading us.  They love the Lord and the people of the church.  It is so wonderful to have men that any moments notice, you can call on them and they will do just about anything to try to help you.  Our church is truly blessed and honored to have them.  Thank You Pastor Mike and Pastor Robert!

Anyways, it was a perfect opportunity to make some very special cards for them. So this is what I came up with for each one.

I used:
Inspired Heart Cricut Cartridge for the front cuts of the bible and the pastor preaching
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge for the background cuts

Thank You so much for stopping in!
  I hope you have a fantastic day filled
 with lots of blessings!

Time to guess the 2014 Thanksgiving Craft

It is time! Every year on Thanksgiving day, my mom's family exchanges handmade crafts to each other.  Most everyone gives ornaments or some kind of Christmas decoration.  So if you want to join in on the fun, give it a try and see if you can guess what I have been up to for this years craft exchange!  Don't be shy!  Here is my supplies!
Who will be the first?
Thanks for playing along and I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wedding Bells

Okay, so I have been busy crafting away at cards and such.  But this card was for someone super special to not just to me but my whole family.  We love this couple so very much.  Well, the bride was my niece and her very handsome groom.  They are very young but he just was deployed right after their wedding.  This is such a scary time to be in the military with so much unrest in our world.  Either way, I had the privilege to make her bouquet and the flower arrangement for her unity candle and to decorate the arch that they stood under for their beautiful outside wedding.  It was a lovely day, lots of sunshine and warm temperatures, (which is unusual for around here!).  We all had a great time!  The bride was beautiful and the groom was very handsome!  So here is just a few pictures of the bride and her flowers that I did and their card I made for them.

 Isn't she lovely!
 Her bouquet!
 Their Unity Candle arrangement I made!
Their Card!
I Used: 
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge for the boarders
Metallic Cardstock Silver/Cream
Making Memories Slice Acetate Brocade for the Background
Adhesive Pearls
Ribbon from my stash
Stamped Sentiment from Michaels

Thanks for taking a look at what has been going on!      And if you think of them, please say a prayer for them both and for our other service people in the military.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tree Wedding Anniversary

This is another simple card, that I made for my niece and her hubby's wedding anniversary.  I thought it was such a cute idea to make it look like a tree that someone carved their names in.  It would make a cute wedding/shower card too.  A very simple and quick card to put together.  I hope they liked it!  I know I sure did, it made me smile and remember the time my hubby and I took a walk in the woods behind my in-laws house and carved our initials in a tree.  Just as my ,then boyfriend, finished up, a storm was rolling in and lightning hit the ground just as were walking back to the house.  It was kinda scary.  I wonder if we could find that tree now 21+ years later! 

I used:
Brown cardstock/Kraft paper
Darcie Wood grain embossing folder
StazOn brown Ink
Ribbon from my stash
Gel pens for the writing
Stamped Sentiment from Hobby Lobby
Thank you for taking a look at what I have been doing!
  I hope you have a fantastic day!

Flocked Wedding Anniversary

Hello!  I made this simple card for my SIL and BIL's wedding anniversary.  As I look back to their wedding day, I think it is still funny that I caught the bouquet and my hubby, who was my boyfriend, caught the garter!  A couple of years later we were married! Those memories still make me smile.    Anyways, this was a very quick and simple card yet it looks so beautiful!  I just loved the paper just the way it was, with just adding a little bit of embellishment of some sparkly rhinestones and some ribbon it was perfect.  I love flocking, it causes you to want to touch it, so it is not just the sense of vision on the card but now it is the sense of touch too. 

I used:
DCWV La Crème Stack Paper
Rhinestones from my stash
Black and Ivory ribbon from my stash
Stamped Sentiment from Hobby Lobby

Thank you so much for stopping in and I hope you have a day filled with lots of blessings!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

2014 Autumn/Fall Bulletin Board

Here is my Autumn/Fall bulletin board for my church foyer!  I tried to make it look as though the leaves were blowing across it.  Not sure if I succeeded at it or not, but I am happy with it!  I just love the colors of fall.  They are so bright and vibrant.  The trees around here are starting to change and drop their leaves, and it is more cooler at night now too.  I always say that God really shows off His handiwork in the fall!  Anyways, here is the bulletin board!  Enjoy!

Thanks for taking a look at my bulletin board! 
 May you have a day filled with lots of blessings on this day that the Lord has made!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn Get Well Window

Hello!  I have been insanely busy as of lately and it only seems to be getting worse, at least for part of this week.  I am soooo far behind on making cards for family and friends.  Hopefully I will have time to get some done sometime soon!  It is a love hate relationship with being this busy.  I just get a bit concerned for our health a bit when we get so very busy.  Our bodies do need to rest so that we can stay healthy. 
Anyway, this card was for our Pastor, who just had surgery on his kidney's.  He is constantly getting kidney stones, and it has done quite a bit of damage to his body.  So the Dr. did some reconstruction to his body to help with it all.  Poor pastor, is just not healing as quickly as he would like, and keeps getting sick since the surgery.  So we are praying that he will recover here soon so that he can do what he loves to do, and that is caring for the people in the church and beyond.  We as a church are so blessed to have him and his wife with us.  They are both such special people and hard workers for the Lord.

I Used: 
Spring Cottage Cricut Cartridge for the window cut
Recollections Fall Harvest Delight Paper Pad for the Background paper
Light Brown Cardstock for the Background paper
Dark Brown Cardstock for the Window frame
Darice Wood Grain Embossing folder for the window frame
Dots on a Line Embossing Folder for the Background
Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch
Brown and white Bakers Twine
Brown Button from my stash
Stamped Sentiment from Hobby Lobby
Thanks so much for stopping in!
I hope and pray you have a wonderful day
filled with many blessings!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

White on White Wedding Rings

Hello again!  I hope and trust that you all are doing well!  If you are new to my blog, take time to look around and maybe become one of my newest followers.  There is lots to see!  I made this beautiful card for my husband's cousin who just got married.  I haven't had the joy of making a wedding card lately, so this was fun!  Unfortunately, my camera is not the greatest at taking pictures of cards and so these pictures just don't do this card justice at all. 

I Used:
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge for the framed layers
Potpourri Basket Cricut Cartridge for the Ring cut
Professional Series Royal Metallics Cardstock for the white and silver
Making Memories Slice Acetate Brocade for the Background
DCWV The Glitzy Glitter Stack for the diamond on the ring
Cuttlebug Love's in the Air embossing folder
Cuttlebug Textile Embossing folder
Ribbon from my stash
Stamped Sentiment from Hobby Lobby

Thank you again for taking a peek at what I have been working on lately!
I pray that your day has many blessings!
Challenge Entered:

Shaker Birthday

Hello!  This has been an insanely busy week for me.  Thankful that the last few days nothing has been going on in the mornings...but the evenings are a different story.  Whew!  Anyways, on those few quiet mornings, I have found time to make some cards.  So here is the first one.  I designed and redesigned this card in Cricut Craft Room.  A little bit of trial and error, but as you can see, it eventually turned out.  So this card is for my niece who recently had a birthday!  She is all about the sparkle!  Plus, I haven't made a shaker card in a while.  I love the stars for this too!  It just gives this card that little something extra special, just like my niece.

I Used:
Gypsy Font Cricut Cartridge for the words
Old West Cricut Cartridge for the words
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge for the frame
DCWV The Glitzy Glitter Stack for the Background paper
Acetate sheets from Office supply store
Professional Series Royal Metallics cardstock for the white and flowers
Star Sequins from Pat Catan's Craft Center
Grey ribbon from my stash
Yellow stickles for the flower centers
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I pray that you have a day filled with many blessings!