Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thank You Cards

I apologize  for the poor quality, for  some reason my cannon wont load . 
So I used my I phone to post these thank you cards.
This the beautiful Limited Edition stamp from Papertrey Ink
Everything I used is PTI with the exception of the Paisley Background Stamp 
by Stampabillities.
Thanks for stoping by !

A Parent’s Prayer

I dont normally post a non card but every time I come across this
 prayer I Just have to share it!

A Parent’s Prayer
Help Me give my children the best... not of trappings or toys,
but of myself, cherishing them on good days and bad, theirs and mine.
Teach Me to accept them for who they are, not for what they do;
to listen to what they say, if only so they will listen to me; to encourage
their goals, not mine; and please, let me laugh with them and be silly.
Let Me give them a home where respect is the cornerstone,
integrity the foundation, and there is enough happiness to raise the roof.
May I give them the courage to be true to themselves;
the independence to take care of themselves
and the faith to believe in a power much greater than their own.
See That I discipline my children without demeaning them,
demand good manners without forgetting my own
and let them know they have limitless love, no matter what they do.
Let Me feed them properly, clothe them adequately and have enough to give
them small allowances... not for the work they do but the pleasure they
and let me be moderate in all these things,
so the joy of getting will help them discover the joy of giving.
See That their responsibilities are real but not burdensome,
that my expectations are high but not overwhelming
and that my thanks and praise are thoughtful and given when they're due.
Help Me teach them that excellence is work's real reward,
and not the glory it brings. But when it comes.. and it will.. let me
revel in each honor, however small, without once pretending
that it's mine; my children are glories enough.
Above all, let me ground these children so well that I can
dare to let them go.
And may they be so blessed.

by Marguerite Kelly

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cas-ual Fridays Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

                                                    Cas-Ual Fridays CFC #33

I thought I would give this one a try. All needed to do was use twine and kraft paper.
So here is my gal sitting in her nest.  All but the sentiment, is PTI.
Not sure if I am linking things properly , but Im trying. 
Thank you so much for stopping by.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Blog Hop 2011 December

Hi , I thought I would do one more. When I went to Pottery Barn I knew I would be using these bags again. I love this printed paper on the side of the bag. I have a thing for paisley ! I was fortunate enough to receive one the Limited editions stamps set from PTI , which I am very grateful for!  
Thanks  for stopping by! You might want to save the P.B. bags if you have one. 

December 2011 Blog Hop

                                                           December 2011 Blog Hop

 Hi! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday!   I made this card based on this beautiful, black and white card byDebbie Olson. I was not sure how she did her ribbon,but this is how I did mine and I love the way it turned out. 
The challange is to use some type  of leftover materials to create a project.
I received this card  from one of my daughters and I thought it would be perfect to use on this birthday card I made for a friend of mine. I just took the flowers off the card and placed them on mine.

I use PTI: Edgers die #3. Faith And Hope stamp set, Ripe Avocado Ribbon and Ink
Vintage Cream paper, 
Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy Blog Hopping !

Monday, December 19, 2011

Make It Monday #46: Any Die Into a Folded Tag

Hi ! I hope everyone is almost done with their Christmas and Holiday preparations. 
So you can truly enjoy the meaning of the Season. 
For me and my family it is the birth of Jesus .

This weeks MIM is simple and I have time to play,YEA!
Its make any die into a tag, which I love to do. 
This is a quick one I whipped up.

PTI products I used are: Holly Jolly Die, Wreath For All Season
Merry Christmas , and Tranquility Trilogy for inside stamps: Pure Poppy paper
Spellbinders : Ribbon Banner and Circles
Provo Craft Holly Embossing Folder.

Have a Blessed Christmas and a wonderful Holiday

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Meeting Friends In Person For The First Time

Hi ! I finally got to meet two of my blog friends. Joyce and Cathy! We all live kinda near by, 
Joyce is a little farther so we met in a central place. It  was so much fun to meet someone I only 
know from being online. Joyce and Cathy had met before, so I was the new girl.  I 
have never done anything like this before.  As my son would say" meet online strangers!!! "only because that is what I would have said to him. :) He was kidding though. Well, I have to say Joyce and Cathy are  just as they seem online warm, kind, friendly, and fun to talk to. We shared about our families, stamping , I may have used 
up more time on my 11 grandchildren.  I loved hearing  about Joyce's girls. I loved learning about Cathy's family as well . Cathy and I go to many of the same places to shop.  Well I am not a very good 
writer so I will just let you look at the pictures. Thanks again Joyce and Cathy for including me in your get- together. It was so nice to meet you both. Thanks again for the kind gifts.

This is the beautiful gift and adorable , not owl, but penguin card from Joyce.
The treat box was filled with delicious home made caramels! The caramels were so
good. I make candy too and know it is a lot of work.

This is the beautiful card ,amazing home made candles, and box from Cathy.
Cathy even made the box! 

I made this small tag and Honeycomb candy. The girls out did me !

This is the three of us, Im at the end , Cathy and Joyce .
I hate to be in pictures. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

ColourQ Challenge # 114 gift bag

                                                       ColourQ Challenge : # 114

I Had a min to try  this color challenge, I have been wanting to do this for a while . I just made time for myself to enter. This is a gift bag I made it's not filled yet . I will fill it with Honeycomb , that I make, or cookies. Thanks again for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Color Throwdown: #171

                                                                Color Throwdown #171
I thought I would give this challenge a try. So this is one of my Christmas cards that will be sent out to family and friends. Die is PTI embossed with SU folder , Sentiment is PTI and Spellbinders banner die.
Thanks  for stoping by. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Old Card Turned Into A Fast Birthday Card

Richard and Nicola

 First of all I cant wait to have my son home from college, three weeks . Love his girlfriend too , they have been dating over 4 years now, she will also be home .
 Nicola just lives down the street a few miles from us. Her family spent Thanksgiving with us, They moved here about 7 years ago from South Africa. We love her and her family!

I just wanted to post this card I had lying around, I doctored it up a bit and gave it to my Dad for his December Birthday. Just never got around to making one for him. Sorry Dad!
 I added the holly and the bit of glitter, 
" Dad" to the card, the ribbon was tied into a bow, so I cut that. Its simple but I kinda like it. 
I am working on my Christmas cards, goal is out by Friday.

The candy cane  candle was from ( I thought Cathy W. post but I could not find it) Someone made a red and green candle and said how easy it was to make and it was. I made it a while ago as soon as I saw it. SO SORRY I CANT FIND WHO MADE IT, please let me know if you know who did. Then I can give the credit due.  Thanks Cathy, for the Link  !Sherry Wright Candle

We have a visiting speaker at our church this week ( Parish mission) I thought this might be the best preparation for Christmas, for Me! It has been wonderful so far, just 4 nights. 
Thank you so much for your very kind comments, and stopping by.
Take Care.

Friday, December 2, 2011

One last snowman, this one is stuffed !

Hi, one last snowman I will try not to show you anymore. I hope.! I just ran across this today, don't know how I missed it.  Debbie Olson’s Blog . I loved it and had to make one for my granddaughter Delaney! She will love it forever she has, Downs Syndrome. Dee will always be a little girl . I think! See why I made my Blessings banner! Thanks for stopping by . Everything is PTI use holly jolly die too.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Make It Monday #43: Ribbon Pleating

MIM Video

Hi , one more but in pink for my granddaughter, Delaney who will be five , the 20th of December. 
I wish I didn't put the thick snow in the background, but she wont mind she will probably love it. The main body of the hat should be more prominent too. Thanks for stopping by. 

Make It Monday #43: Ribbon Pleating

Make It Monday : Ribbon Pleating

Hi I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a grate one with family  and friends! 
The grandchildren had such a fun time all being together.  They had fun dancing to some Wii game.
Grandchildren dancing with the Wii It's a bit long.

Ok so I pleated the scarf on my snowman, used Holly Jolly die for the buttons and on the scarf. All dies are Papertrey Ink.  I kinda like the way it turned out. I really love this pleating ,I  have used it before but forgot about it and of course Dawn did a wonderful job with showing us how to :MIM Video
Thank you so much for stopping by, I lost my blog the day of the blog hop not sure what happened but my son helped me find it.Thanks for all your nice comments on my Blessings banner.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

                                                   Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop
Hi I only have a min. to post my Blessings banner for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop . I sorta got the idea from  Danielle Flanders Halloween Banner   This is made with PTI
Tag Sale # 5 Die
Wine Bottle Tag Die
Holly Jolly Die Collection
Cricut Font and Snowflake 
Martha Stewart glitter
Thanks  looking!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

make It Monday #41 Essential Glue Pad Tips second card

                                                 Make It Monday Essential Glue Pad Tips
 Hope everyone had a great weekend. It's starting to get very busy around here, Im sure for everyone.
This was my first card I made for MIM, just remembered to put it on my blog.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Make It Monday #41 Essential Glue Pad Tips

                                           Make It Monday #41 Essential Gule Pad Tips
  Well, I gave this MIM a try. My glue must be way too old, because  the glitter kept coming off, I probably  fussed with the bow way to much. I see its all a bit askew, shh maybe no one will notice! I used the dot stamp at the bottom of the page in glue to continue the snow on the white. 

Stamps: Tree Trimming Trio PTI, Postmarks PTI and Stamps By Judith for the dots.
Paper is all PTI
Embossing you cant see much in this picture ,but its snow, Cuttlebug.
I have one more I made but I will add later, thank you so much for stoping by and I really do appreciate you.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Birthday Card for Daughter

A quick card I make for one of my daughters, and I mean quick! 

Everything is PTI I have been loving this color combo!
I had to buy this die after I This Card by Joyce 
Thanks for stopping by .

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Oh How I Will Miss You Until Next Year!

Oh how I will miss picking my hydrangeas! So this is the last of my most favorite flower.
 But I will see them again next year. Hydrangeas make me happy, I love how they change, 
with the season. These all use to be bright pink or purple. I almost tossed all these out today 
when I was trimming the bush, last min. decided to put them in this container. So glad I did.

Make It Monday #40 Reverse Appliqué

                                                Make It Monday # 40 Reverse Appliqué 
Thanks Heather Nichols for this idea! Think I messed up my camera settings or something!
 I loved making this card ,the possibilities are endless.  I have so many ideas now with this MIM technique 
All cardstock : PTI
Printed paper : not sure
Stamps: PTI Quilted Sampler
Die:  PTI Alpha Blocks
Thanks so much for stoping by and I do appreciate you comments!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Snowman Tag and Sunflower Card

Just a very quick post , not sure what is going on with my lighting but I made these over the weekend and wanted to post them. Everything is PTI but the embossing folder is Stampin Up

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Make It Monday #39 Multi Stamp Background card 1

                            Make It Monday #39 Multi-Stamp-Background
This was the first card I made for MIM and was not going to put it in . I changed my mind and  added it to the MIM cards. I like to wait to add my sentiment when I know what I will use the card for.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This is just one group of grandchildren. Pink seemed to be the theme in Culver City . These three are  sisters.    

Make It Monday #39 Multi Stamp Background


                                           Make It Monday #39 Multi-Stamp-Background

Hi, hope everyone who celebrates Halloween had a good one. We had over 100 or more children come to our door. Oh, they were sooo sweet and polite! We did enjoy !
Everything but the banner ribbon is Papertrey Ink. 
You cant see but the tree is embossed with the 
In Bloom Impression  plate. 
The stamps in the background are from Faith and Hope
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Different Color Ribbon, For Different Kinds Of Cancer!

Am I the only one who did not know there is a different color ribbon for each kind of cancer? 
I know pink is for breast cancer, but I kinda thought is was a symbol for women with cancer. My
sister who was a few years younger than me died from lung cancer that spread to her bones and 
throughout her whole body. You think I would have known. My 22 yr. old son even knew .
 So I found a link that gives you the color of each ribbon, for each cancer. 
I just hope you don't even need it! I almost feel like I shouldn't tell anyone I did not know. 
I used all Papertrey Ink products ,but the embossing folder is from Stampin Up

Friday, October 28, 2011

Make It Monday #38 Brayer and Impressions Plate Techniques : Betsy


One more MIM. All PTI but the sentiment.

Make It Monday #38 Brayer and Impressions Plate Techniques

Added the purple boarder.

                                                Make It Monday With Papertrey Ink
Ok finally got around to the MIM card. I did not have a brayer so I made one out of a wooden fondant roller and some peel and stick craft foam. Im either really cheep or smart, :) take your pick. I honestly did not want to run out and get one, last night. I think I would have had a much crisper image if I had though. You cant see it to clearly in this photo, but I made the bow-tie out of the cat ears. All PTI products! Thanks again for stopping by. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Owl Birthday Halloween Card

Many of you asked how my new grandson is doing , he is doing great. Thank you all for your concern.
I think he is a doll, I went to visit him at home yesterday and held him some more. Heaven!!!!

I made this card a few weeks ago but could not locate the card I got the inspiration  from, until now.
Lynn Put It's not the same but I wanted to at least give her the credit. I think I kinda made it my own.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October 2011 Blog Hop

Oh! Problems with my computer today. Ugh. The inspiration is to come from the photo above.
I used PTI  Vintage Cream Cardstock
PTI dies : Edgers die 
I used the  Faith and Hope die to make the flower.
Leaf Prints Collection Die
Some of the printed paper is PTI and random others. 
Thanks for stopping bye.