Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
What an exciting day! I get to honor our military heros by participating in the Operation Write Home blog hop! If you didn't come by way of Tereza's blog you can start at the top of the hop over at the Operation Write Home blog, Stars and Stamps. From what I've heard, there are around 135 blogs participating. So make yourself a cup of coffee or a rootbeer float and enjoy some Patriotic Inspiration!
Our mission today was to make a "Miss You" card for one of our heros to send to a loved one back home. My card uses the adorable free digi set - "Kolar Remembers" - illustrated by my daughter, K. Joy, from Splashes of Joy. Be *sure* to stop by her blog on the hop and see how you can get your free digi!! Wouldn't this be a fun card for a child to get from a Mom or Dad who's on active service? It would be just as appreciated if it was sent *to* one of our soldiers as an "Any Hero" letter. What's an Any Hero letter? Well, along with each batch of cards that OWH sends to the soldiers, they include letters of thanks that can be given to "any hero" that needs some encouragement, or doesn't get much mail from home. Isn't that wonderful?? Here's some ideas on what to say in an Any Hero card from some children that have written them for school projects. They're just precious!
Now it's time to head to Judy's blog for some more inspiration!!! And don't forget to pick up your free digi from Splashes of Joy while you're out and about hopping! When you're all done I hope you'll find time to write an Any Hero Letter and make a card or two for Operation Write Home!! Edited to add: I don't see a link at the next stop on the hop. After Judy's blog you'll want to head to see Nora at http://merrysmix.blogspot.com/ !
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
My second card was for today's digi day challenge on SNR - "Patterns Galore" and I used today's Stamp TV sketch. The cute Cocoa Mouse stamp is from the new Sweet n Sassy clear set "So Sweet Cocoa". The sentiment is from a Gina K set "How Sweet it is". I must have a thing with sweets!!! :-) If you have a minute, we'd love for you to join our digi day challenge! You can earn a free digi just by making a card! :-)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
It's time for this month's Fourth Friday Fun Challenge over on the Paper Garden Projects Blog!! This month is all about being frilly and feminine, so I worked on making a pretty pink card with some Prism cardstock and Pink Paislee designer paper from the Hearts Bloom Paper Kit. My adorable little hedgehog is from the Penny Black set "wonderful day". Can't say that I like the clouds much, but it was my third attempt at coloring an image for this card and I finally gave up and called it good. Some days are just like that!!! :-)
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Gorgous Tricia! I just love the shading around your bear. It is so soft and muted. I love how it makes the whole card pop. Thanks for sharing.
Let me know your email address and digi of choice from Deedee's Store. Now I'm off to make a Deedee's digi card or two myself! :-)
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Hello friends! And welcome to the Paper Garden Projects Lads, Dads and Grads Garden Walk!! There have been some stunning cards and projects today!! (This is my second post today, you can scroll down for the Clear Dollar Stamps digital release!!)
My focus for todays Garden Walk is on the graduates in our lives. It seems that every year I need a quick graduation card for someone that I forgot was graduating. LOL! Does that ever happen to you? So I was thrilled to see this adorable Library Mouse by the Greeting Farm in the Paper Garden Projects store. Isn't he wonderful? And he makes the perfect quick card for any graduate from kindergarten to college - and for guys or gals!! For today's card, I colored my image with Copics and then paper pieced the mouse's vest with some Pink Paislee 365 dp. By using a clean and simple layout I made a mailable card in a matter of minutes, which comes in handy when you forget, doesn't it!! :-) Here's my simplified sketch. I'd love to see your cards if you happen to use it!
Remember to subscribe to each Gardener's blog as you walk through (oh, and be sure to check out my blog candy post while you're at it!!), and take note of each designer's name and their special garden walk word in their blog post. My word is "Grads"!!
Then, when you're finished, send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the list of designers and their garden walk word to be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don't leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Tuesday, May18 to send your list.
And the prize? How about these cute little lads from Eat Cake Graphics!!
Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy the tour (feel free to bring along a lad, Dad or Grad!). Here is the guide list in case you get lost... :-)
My second card uses the FREE Strawberry digi. You *have to* get this! Doesn't it look good enough to eat?? Mmmmm.... makes my mouth water!!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Deedee's Digis Grand Opening Blog Hop!!!
In the wake of her husband's unemployment, our stamping sister Deedee Anderson is answering God's call to support her family by starting her own digi store. You may recognize some of the designs from her work with Sweet 'n Sassy, but if you hop through to her store (http://www.deedeesd
you'll find some new designs as well!! Be sure to leave a comment by Sunday night at each of the blogs along the hop because each of us will be giving a free digi of your choice to someone who comments on our blogs! And those of you who leave comments at Deedees store will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to the store. How fun!!
My card uses the adorable digi set "Leave Me Smiling". Isn't it fun to see a fall card in the middle of spring?? I love fall!! I colored my image with copics and used lots of earth tone cardstock, dp and buttons.
Now, be sure to leave a comment - maybe tell me your favorite of Deedee's digis! - and then off you go! Have fun hopping!!! (Oh! And BTW... I'm have a blog candy giveaway! Feel free to check that out while you're here!)
Here's the list of designers, in case you're just starting out...
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A pattern from one of my favorite designers... Little House Needleworks - including the Crescent Colors threads (aren't they pretty!!!)
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Next is a Prairie Schooler ornament that I stitched for the Early Christmas Ornament exchange that I'm participating in. I hope it's been received by now and that my partner likes it!!