Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Twist of Faith #39 CAS

Good morning all! Hope you had a great long weekend!
Hope everyone had a great memorial day
and thanked some soldiers! My dad is retired
Air Force so I know how hard it is to have a family
member be called over sees and be gone along time.

Well this week over at Twist of Faith we have a
great new challenge for you!

This week's challenge:
(clean and simple)

This week's sponsor:

The winner of this challenge will receive 5
digi stamps of their choice!!

My creation using Lisbeth on a Fence from Milk Coffee:

Milk Coffee digi, MFT stamp
Paper Studio paper
Studio G ink, Clear ep
colored pencils, OMS

{PIN}spirational Challenges #59

Happy Tuesday morning! Y'all ready for another
{PIN}spirational Challenge?! We had some great entries last
week and of course have another super
cute Pin to get your creative juices flowing again this week!

This weeks {PIN}spiration:


So cute! I love grey tones and zebras!

This weeks sponsors:

My Photo



My creation using Lilly with Kitty from Milk Coffee:

Twisted Tuesday May 28th Challenge #51

Hey y'all! Hope y'all had fun with our last challenge
and Blog Hop! We have another great
challenge for y'all this week!

School's Out for Summer!

The Challenge:

We want to see children on your project.

The Twist:

Use the color yellow somewhere to represent 
the warm summer sun.

My creation:

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Birthday Bash blog hop!

Hello Sketch N Scrap fans!
 Are y'all having fun with the Birthday Bash?!
Well today is my turn for a challenge!! I decided to do a 
photo inspiration challenge. I have made it a bit
easier on y'all tho and have made it a collage of
photos so hopefully one of them will inspire you!

- I need at least 8 entries for a prize to be given
- you can enter a max of 2 cards or layouts

My challenge rules to be eligible for the prize:

1. Create one project (card or scrapbook page) 
using the photo/photos as inspiration and put
it on your blog.

2. Must be a new creation, no back-linking.

3. In your blog post say what inspired you from 
the photo/photos.

4. Link your project up using the inlinz tool below or in the comments
section please leave a link directly to your blog post.

Inspiration Photo: Trip to the Zoo!
I just love the Zoo! I recently took a trip and snapped some
nice photos of some of my favorite animals!

A $10 gift certificate to Verve stamps!
I love Verve! If you've never heard
of Verve stamps, check them out here.

$10 Gift Certificate

I have made two different cards that were inspired by these pictures

First card: inspired by the zebras:

Second card: inspired by the greens and blues of the peacock:

Now it's your turn! Show we what inspires you from these
Zoo pics and enter for your chance to win!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Viva la Verve weeks 1-3

I made a few cards over the weekend but due to 
yesterdays events here in Moore/SW OKC I
didn't have the chance to post these.
 (see my previous most to read a little more about the tornadoes) 
I have made cards using the first 3 weeks of 
Viva la Verve sketches. 

VLVMay2013 Week 1:


Paper Studio and DCWV paper
CTMH stamps, MFT jellybean ink, clear ep
MFT layered rose die
Sizzix leaves die
Nesties standard and lacey circle dies

original sketch:

VLVMay2013 Week 2:


MME and Paper Studio paper
Cricut mini, off white lace ribbon (hoblob)
MFT stamp, Versamark, Champagne ep

original sketch:

 VLVMay2013 Week 3:


MME and Paper Studio paper
CTMH stamps, Versamark, glitter black ep
seam binding, button, twine

original sketch:

Pray for Moore Oklahoma

I'm sure most of y'all know about the tornado that went through
Moore Oklahoma yesterday. It went 2 miles south of
our home but our rent house received damage. Structure
still good though and luckily it is empty at the moment.
across the street the movie theater that we were at less
then 24 hours before sustained damage. Our bowling alley
and bank are wiped out. The gas station that my husband always
goes to is no longer... Such sadness.

My husband and I have a few friends that have lost
everything. One of which is having a baby
tomorrow. Other friends don't have roofs but are 
still able to salvage household items. I'm so thankful
that all our friends and family are safe. I am aslo
thankful to the Moore school district for taking quick
measure to keeping the kids at WHS and not letting them leave.
My sister took a picture from school of the tornado.
It was less then 1/2 mile away from them.

Please keep everyone here in your thoughts and prayers.
The Lord is still on His throne and He knows
what everyone is going through. the people of
Moore are strong and so many have come
to help search for people and clean up.

My sisters picture from the school office:

{PIN}spirational Challenges #58

Good morning everyone! It's time for another
{PIN}spirational Challenge! We had some wonderful 
entries last week and I can't wait to see what 
y'all come up with this week!

This week's {PIN}


This week's Sponsors: 



Here's my creation using TSC All-star from
The Stamping Chef:


TSC digi, CTMH stamp
Fancy Pants paper
colored pencils, OMS

Monday, May 20, 2013

Twist of Faith #38 On the Square

Back again for another Twist of Faith!
We hadsome great entries last week for our
string and twine challenge!
If you have never joined us before, now is the time!
ToF is a place where we share card creations 
with a scripture, or uplifting verse or quote!

This week's Challenge:

On the Square
(make a square card or use squares on your card)

This week's sponsor:

Robyn's Fetish!

My creation using Waking up Birdie from Robyn's:


Robyn's Fetish digi
CTMH stamp, Versamark, bark ep
MME and Paper Studio paper
colored pencils and OMS

Sketch N Scrap #2

Welcome back to the second card sketch challenge
from Sketch N Scrap! We have another great sketch
for this week! So many different things you can do with it!
Hope you all come and join us!

Don't forget about our Birthday Bash
going on! We pretty much have a different challenge by a different
designer going on almost every day this month! Did I mention
there are prizes?! My challenge will be going live
on Friday, May 24th!

Sketch for May 20th:

My creation/interpretation;

Supplies used:
MME and paper studio paper
Digi images from:

Friday, May 17, 2013

A Better Place

I'm back again with another creation using
some new items from MFT! This time
I also used my new ink pad called jellybean green.
Love the color so much! I am entering
this card in a few challenges listed at the end

My creation:


Echo Park and Paper Studio paper
MFT stamps, Jellybean green ink
MFT die-namics rose die
clear embossing powder
stick-on jewels

Original Sketch:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

You Are Pretty Amazing

I just received my first-ever shipment from
My Favorite Things! I got 4 great stamp sets,
3 ink pads and a flower die! So of course I have to play
around with them! For my first card I used this week's
sketch over at the MFT blog and I will be 
linking it up with that challenge and a few others :-)

My Creation:


Paper Studio and Echo Park paper
MFT stamps, Versamark, bark ep
MFT Die-namics rose die
Cuttlebug embossing folder
stick-on jewels

Original sketch:


I am entering this card at:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mojo Monday 293 and Verve May Diva Hop

I certainly hope everyone is having a good week so far.
The card I have for y'all this evening is for this
week's Mojo Monday sketch and the Verve May Diva Hop.

The Diva Dare challenge copied from the Verve Blog:

Stars & Stripes May Diva Dare
This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Amber's (Stamping Scrapbooker
military service and Diva Laurie Willison's (Soapbox Creations) 
wonderful use of stripes on her cards.  Create a card using stars and/or stripes.  
While the title may conjure up visions of red, white and blue
 any stars and stripes will do! If you're feeling pretty in pink, go for it!
 Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation! 
 If you want to get really daring, you can add the extra challenge of 
making it a CAS card with stars and/or stripes, as that is Diva Laurie's signature style.  
However, that is not a requirement, just an optional twist 
to the Dare if you're feeling daring!

My Creation:

Verve stamp, Versamark, Champagne ep
MME and Paper Studio paper
EK success border punch
Nesties lacy circles and standard circles
Cricut mini to cut stars
seam binding, button, twine

original sketch:

Twisted Tuesday Challenge #50 And Blog Hop

Hello all! I am so happy to say that I am on the design team over
at Twisted Tuesday! What wonderful challenges there are and a
wonderful design team to give y'all inspiration for each challenge!
 This is a biweekly challenge so y'all have 2 weeks
to submit a card or a scrap page.

Twisted Tuesday is also hosting a blog hop beginning May 14 (today). 

When you participate and post a comment on each Design Team member's blog,
 you'll be entered into a prize drawing for Blue Button Stamps prize give away.
List of DT blogs at the end of this post :-)

The Week's Challenge:

Make your project girly.

The Twist:

Make your project about friends. It can be a scrap page with friends
 in the pics, a sentiment about friends on your card, 
an image with 2 people (or person with an animal/pet), etc.
 As long as there is a friend theme.

My creation:

Blog Hop time!!

Visit all 14 of the Twisted Tuesday design team's blog and leave
a comment on each one of their posts and be entered
in a drawing to win a prize!

{PIN}spirational Challenges #57

Happy Tuesday morning! Y'all ready for another
{PIN}spirational Challenge?! We had some great entries last
week and of course have another super
cute Pin to get your creative juices flowing again this week!

This weeks {PIN}spiration:


How darling is this picture?! I love puppies!!

This weeks Sponsors: 



My creation using VCpuppy and sentiment from Bugaboo:

Monday, May 13, 2013

Twist of Faith #37 Ties that Bind

Welcome to another week and another
Twist of Faith! We have another great challenge for
y'all this week! If you have never joined us before, now
is the time! ToF is a place where we share card creations 
with a scripture, or uplifting verse or quote!

This week's Challenge:

Ties that Bind
(use string or twine in your creation)

This week's sponsor:


Meljen's Designs! Such fabulous digis!

My creation using Over the Moon from Meljen's:


Meljen's digi stamp
Inkadinkadoo stamp, Studio G ink
Paper Studio paper
button, baker's twine
colored pencils, OMS

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mojo Monday #292

It's contest week over at Mojo Monday! You 
know what that means? For every 50 prayers, 1 will
win a set of Verve stamps of their choice!
I've been dying for some new Verve
lately! They just came out some awesome new sets!
This is also the card I will be giving my mother tomorrow.

My creation:


Verve stamps, Versamark, Citron ep
Echo Park and Paper Studio paper
Borderabilities die
Recollections fabric flowers
stick-on diamonds, button, twine

Original Sketch:

Friday, May 10, 2013

Retro Sketches #62

Wow I haven't posted a card since Tuesday! It has been
a busy week for me! Tonight is the first night since
last Thursday that I haven't had somewhere
to be... It 's so nice to just chill out at home and relax.
The hubby and I had some friends wanting us
to come play some board games but we decided
we both needed a night in. Anyways, without
further ado, I whipped up a quick little card using this
weeks sketch at Retro Sketches.

My Creation:


Echo Park This & That, Paper Studio paper
Versamark, Citron EP
EK Success border punch
button, bakers twine

Original sketch:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

{PIN}spirational Challenges #56

Good Tuesday morning everyone! It's time for 
another challenge over at {PIN}pirational Challenges!
What great entries we had last week!
We have another great photo to inspire you this week!


Isn't he cute?! I have never been much of a mouse/rat
fan but these 'fancy rats' as they are called are
really sweet and make great pets!

This week's sponsers:

Melonheadz! I just love all the digis there
are in her store!



My creation using Mouse in my Pocket from Melonheadz:

Paper Studio paper
Colored pencils, OMS
dimensional stickers

Monday, May 6, 2013

Twist of Faith #36 - For Mother's

Hello everyone! It's Tuesday! Are ya ready for another Twist of Faith
challenge?! We had some great entries for our
Trees challenge last week! Tress are kinda hard, but it was alot
of fun! If you have never joined us before the rules are pretty
simple... we are a weekly challenge with something
different every week and the 'twist of faith' is
that you add an encouraging or uplifting sentiment or a
scripture to your card!

This week's challenge:

(Does not have to be a Mother's day card)

This week's Sponsor:
Lacy Sunshine

Lacy Sunshine will give the winner $20 worth of images, their choice
and give the runners up 2 images of their choice!

My creation using Emily Showers of Love from Lacy Sunshine:

Verve verse stamp, stazon ink
Lacy Sunshine digi
Recollections paper
colored pencils, OMS