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.