Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lots of Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the Lots of love blog hop. We are so glad you have joined us today! There are only 8 stops along the way. So this will be a quick and inspiring hop for your Valentine's Day crafting. If you came from Sue's blog at then you are in the right place. The hop starts with Melin at My Paper Crafting so be sure to head over there and catch every stop along the way.

As many of you know, I love my dogs and am an advocate for animal rights.  So my project focuses on puppies.

I began the card with the delightful little digi from Paper Crafting World.  Is it not just adorable!!  I used chalk to color the little puppies.  The embossed mats are cut from Spellbinder dies.  They are inked in  bronze.  I created the sentiment on the computer and framed it in a red swiss dot paper.  I added some fun little puffy hearts for the glitz.  And then completed the card with two pretty ribbons. All papers are from Martha Stewart.

If you would like to create something with these sweet little puppies, you can find them HERE.

To sweeten up the hop, we are giving away a $20 gift certificate to PCW as well as picking one person from each blog that leaves a comment for a free single svg or digi of their choice from PCW (sets no greater than $2.00).

The gift certificate will be drawn from one person who leaves a comment on any one of the 8 blogs participating. Via random selection.

The individual winners will be selected via random selection by the comments left on each particular blog.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog so you can increase your chances of winning!

Now on to Suzanne for some more fun!
Have a great day and come back to visit real soon!!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hot Cocoa

Hi everyone!   I hope you are happy and warm on the very cold winter day.  And what better way to get nice and warm than a cup if hot cocoa.

The cute little bear with the cocoa is from Paper Crafting World.  Is it not just adorable!  The hot pink snowflake paper is from Recollections.  I'thought it was the perfect touch of color for my little winter card.  The sentiment was done on my computer. And I added the little polka dotted ribbon for a little whimsy and texture.  

Please plan to join us this Saturday, right  at Paper Crafting World  for our first blog hop of 2014.  You are going to see so many fabulous projects and have such a great time. So mark your calendar.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My Sheri Crafts Digi Challenge

Hello and welcome back for the first  challenge of 2014 from My Sheri Crafts.  We have so many great challenges lined up for you this year.  You will not want to miss any of them.  Our design team is excited and ready to share new projects.  This week our challenge is hosted by our team leader, the ever so talented, Sheri, and she has chosen the theme, Delightful Digis.  I went to the Free Digital Stamps blog to find my digi.  This is a great resource.  Each day new sites are posted that are offering free digs.

I just loved this little Pennsylvania Dutch design.  It reminds me of some cross stitching I did as a child.  And later on I made a pillow of a design similar to this doing crewel work when I was in college many years ago.  Sounds like I'm living in the past doesn't it!  I decided to color the design using these little Twinkling H2O's paints.  It is hard to tell in the photo, but they are so bright and pretty and have the most amazing shimmer to them.  You can find them at Amazon.  

I used two different cut and embossed Spellbinder mats to layer the image.  The papers are from DCWV and K&Co.  I inked the edges of the mats with a little gold and bronze. I cut a little Fluer Di Lis border with a Spellbinders die for the bottom of the card and then added a gemmed pink butterfly border from Micheal's to the top.  I used some gold and green crinkled ribbon to compliment the colors of the card.  The little "To Cheer You" sentiment is a stamp from Just Rite Stampers.  

Please come and join us this week for our first challenge of the new year!  And i hope that 2014 will bring you much happiness, good health and peace.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tea For Two

Hello and Happy New Year!!  I'm just delighted to be here with you.  Wow! has it been cold the last few days!!  I'm in Central AL and the tempreture at this very moment is 7degrees.  I don't even want to think about the wind chill.  One of my favorite things to do on days like this is stay inside, visit with a good friend, and enjoy a hot cup of tea.

I have a card to share with you today.  This sweet little card is 6.5 X 5 and is made with paper from DCWV.  I got the adorable little Tea For Two digital stamp from Paper Crafting World where you will find some of the cutest digital stamps and cut files!!  I added some white vintage lace with aping ribbon and bow.  And to complete the card I added a couple little buttons and the sweet little tag.  And here is the sentiment I have on the inside of the card.

Now, how is that for an invitation for a cup of hot tea and good company!  Stay warm and bundle up if you have to go outside.  The weather is surely frightful.
I am just so glad you came by for a visit.  {lease come by often and join in the fun of using the delightful digital stamps and cut files from Paper Crafting World.