Touched By An Angel - In The Words Of Angels

Just keep your heart and your eyes open and God will show you exactly what to do.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Here is my little hole in the wall, it's a picture of my craft space in my basement. This past week I decided that I'd move my stuff from the basement into our computer room upstairs!

Of course this was not an easy task, this room used to hold 4 computers and 1 T.V and I seem to be having a problem fitting all my card making stuff in the room! Thank God I've left my cross stitching down in the basement, because I really don't know where everything would fit. I haven't made a card all week and I'm still not done moving the rooms around. I also have a Bridal shower to go to on Sunday and I haven't made a card yet. But, there is still hope! I finished work this morning and have the weekend off, so hopefully, I'll be able to get the room done and do a card, maybe even post it sometime this weekend. Wish me luck, I really do need it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Phindy's Challenge #1

Yay! Friday, April 16 was the start of Phindy's new challenge blog, and for her 1st challenge, Anything goes! Gosh! What could be easier than that? Nothing of course, all you have to do is use one of her images, and you can make a maximum of 5 different entries. The first place winner gets a $20 gift certificate for her store, second and third place winners get a 5% off voucher for her store. But there's more! Yes, more. They will pick a top three from the entries and the winners will be able to display a winner's banner on their blog, the number one entry will get a 10% off voucher for the store and second and third will each get a 5% discount voucher. WOW!!!!! Six winners in all, whaaa whooo, I'm in, are you!

It's a Celebration!

Over at Little Paper Shop they are having a Birthday celebration, they are issuing a challenge to create a Birthday card in honor of their Birthday. They are offering a $35 Gift Certificate to the LPS store, and effective since April 19th you can enter the code BIRTHDAY at the checkout for 15% off your entire order until the end of this month.

Here is my birthday card!

This card is also being entered into Paper Sundaes challenge #14 ,where the challenge this week is not to have any people on your card.
Just a reminder about Paper Sundaes 7 chances to win the new hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamp
go on over and read all about it!
Their Blog Hop starts this weekend, Saturday, April 24 - 30th.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Challenge card

Here is my second post for the day.
This card is for Stretch N' Bubbles card sketch challenge #2
and for Little Paper Shop color challenge of Pink, Chocolate and Raspberry.


Yaaay! I finished another Karen Doodle challenge, with minutes to spare. I didn't reach my goal for the four challenge blogs but I did come pretty close, well, maybe next time. Things with wings is the challenge over at the U.K blog, and this princess fairy not only has wings but it will grant me three wishes as well! I 'm also entering this card into JUGS29, where the colors for the week are Pink, Green, Lavender, with Yellow as an option. It is also Lisa's, one of the design team members, birthday, so Happy Birthday. The sketch I am using is from I Love Digi Challenge blog. When I saw this sketch I know it would work perfectly for all three challenges!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Today is my son, Shaquille's birthday so this will be a quick post. This is the second card I'm making for Karen Doodles, but this one is for her Scandinavian challenge blog. I am also entering this card into I Did It Creations color challenge of Pink, Brown, and Green.
Have a great day everyone!

Have You Heared The News!

Paper Sundaes is having a blog hop! That's right, they are having a blog hop to thank all their sponsors, followers, challenge participants, and visitors, by giving us all a chance to win a little prize! What kind of prize, you ask, well.......... it's a hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamp that is not sold anywhere in North America. If you look over to the left of this page you will see the stamp that is up for grabs, you got it, it's the blinkie, it's called Girl with a letter.
Paper Sundaes wants you to win so badly that they are giving you not one, two or even three, chances to win, but 7 chances, can you believe that. Run do not walk on over to their blog and read all about it, it's easy peasy. Blog hop starts April 24 - 30th, Good Luck everyone!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


I was so determined to enter into all of Karens Doodle challenges this week, okay at least three. This is challenge week 6 and I've been so busy with taxes, birthdays, moving, etc.. I think you get the point. I haven't been able to color all my images. I was however able to finish this card for the sketch challenge on her U.S. blog. I love this image, baby bunny looks so happy and content with his carrot. I had to use the embossed hearts cardstock on this card, the pattern cardstock is from Martha Stewart, along with the doily lace punch and large butterfly punch. The rubber stamped sentiment is from Studio G, which I think goes perfect with this card. Okay, one down and three to go!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Butterflies, Bees, Bugs oh my!

Last week Saturday, Bugaboo stamps challenge blog had a blog hop and a challenge. First off, let me say that the design team over there did a excellent job! All their projects were so cute and wonderful. The challenge was to create something that had a bug on it. So, this is the card that I came up with. The digi stamp that I used is called BBBugsBee, he is part of their bugaboo brat bugs collection, which you can find here. The rubber stamped sentiment is from Studio G and inked with Color Box fluid chalk. I punched out Martha Stewart's Garden trellis and placed it behind the spellbinders edgeabilities, Rose Blossom , then punched out different sizes of butterflies to put on the trellis. Personally, I'm not a bug lover, but this bee is so cute, I'm glad I decided to catch the bug!
I am also entering this card into Paper Sundaes 13th Challenge- Make a scene
They will be having a Blog hop From April 24 - 30.

Cricut Challenge

Over at Scraps of Color (SOC) they started a cricut challenge. For the 1st challenge, you are to pick a cartridge and complete the "getting started " project inside, we had two weeks to finish.I pick up the new "Just Because Card" cartridge on sale last week and decided to use that. I had to change somethings, but the basic elements are the same.

Friday, April 9, 2010

April Flurries?

As the saying goes, " April showers bring May flowers", and boy did we get "showers" along with high blowing winds and yes...SNOW! In fact, we got blowing snow yesterday.

I've lived in Edmonton all of my adult life and the weather here never ceases to amaze me. I remember, one year having snow in July, HUH! gives all new meaning to "Christmas in July". Oh well, as they say, give it a minute and it will change.

The ladies over at Sweet 'N Sassy must be in the know with Mother Nature. It was digi day over at their PCP and SNR groups and the challenge was to "Let it Rain!", sigh, They need to live here. Here is the card I made.

Sweet 'N Sassy has digi day every Thursday and if you play along with them by midnight EST you'll get a FREE image! I know, I know, it's Friday, but it's not to late to play, because you have until next Wednesday, April 14 'til midnight EST and you'll get a 25% off coupon to the Sweet 'N Sassy store where there are so many wonderful digi's! Just leave your email when you play. So, if you haven't already, go and sign up on one or both their groups, go visit their shop here, and mark Thursday's down on your calenders for free digi's!

Digital image and sentiment by Amber Inks
Designer paper by Making Memories

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I've seen a few challenges asking for an Asian card and I've wanted to do one but just haven't had the time, until recently. I used my two favorite colors for this card,( now, oddly enough I'm sure some of you think that purple is one of them, but it's not,) black and red with a little bit of gold. The 3D cut out picture image is from Flower soft, I cut out the pieces but before putting them together, I added the Spring Mix Flower soft to the image. Then I used Digi Kitty's free Kokeshi image, isn't she cute, and used Touch markers to color her in. I than rubber stamped, colored and cut out the fan and added it to the card. I'm very pleased with the results. I used this weeks sketch from The Sweet Stop.

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Challenge Blog!

One more week to go, Phindy's Place is opening up a new challenge blog starting April 12th and will be announcing the new DT. If you are not familiar with her work, take a look here and see all the wonderful images she creates. She is offering A NEW UNRELEASED PHINDY DIGI STAMP to be entered into a draw for every 50 followers they get on the challenge site. Go over and sign up now!
She also has a PCP group and offers beautiful freebies to all her members, and currently has a new challenge up, go sign up, it's free! Here it is her current challenge:

o Use a Phindy Image

o Create a baby card

o Use pastel, Spring colors

o Some part of the card should be 3D

o Use buttons

Finished cards are due by Sunday, April 11th 9pm PST
Winner will be chosen by
Winner will receive their choice of an image from Phindy's shop


This week at Just Us Girls is a sketch challenge, when I saw this I immediately knew what I was going to do. I thought an easel card would be perfect with this sketch.

The image is a digi stamp from Squigglefly, go over and have a look!
The die cuts are from Spellbinder and the flowers are Prima.
I am also entering this card into several other challenges:
Just Add Ink - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
For Fun Challenge - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time- Anything Goes
Pile it One - Easel card

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter, I hope you enjoy your day with your friends and family. Always remember how blessed you are, no matter what is going on in your life, good or bad. God sent his only son to die for us, so that we may have eternal life, what a mighty God we serve.

Last week at Karen Doodles, challenge number 4 , for all 4 country blog groups was a photo inspiration.

Sketch Girl's challenge this week is

and is sponsored by Phindy's Place, where you can win a $10 gift certificate. Here is my take on both these challenges!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday!

Today is Good Friday and I thought I'd share with you a card I made for today.

The card is called He Lives, for obvious reasons. I dry embossed using the Script embossing folder, and I embossed the main image with copper embossing powder and colored it in using copic markers, then I distressed both with ink.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Shirley's 2 Girls - Anything goes
Little Paper Shop Color Challenge - Kraft, Chocolate, Yellow
I Did It Creations - Sketch Challenge