"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another,
God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." ~ 1 John 4:9-12

8.31.2011

LIFE IS SWEET / K Funk New Release & ST 8.25.11...


Here's a peek at Karen's Funk's new release tomorrow, called Life is Sweet! It will be available at Design House Digital tomorrow. I really LOVE the colors of this kit, turquoise, orange and lime - so perfect! I also used a template by Agnes Biro called Quick Play 2... from it I borrowed the circle stitching.

These pics were taken around Maisie's first birthday. On this particular afternoon, like so many others, I came home from work and found Maisie standing on the coffee table. She was so excited to see me! It's so nice knowing a sweet little baby will be thrilled when you walk through the door!

Now when I come home usually both of the kids start whining and crying "I hungry momma!" & I start trying to figure out why I came home - LOL!

I also used the FAB sketch from Sketchy Thursdays!



Thanks for stopping by!

8.30.2011

ENJOY / CQC #100 & FTL #155...


Good morning! Today is super special, the colourQ's 100th Challenge went live this morning - YAY! I'm so excited, too, because the gals over at Clean and Simple Stamping were so gracious and let us use their latest FTL #155 as part of our challenge!

Wow, every week for the last 100 weeks... how cool is that?!? I remember when I decided to "just do it". I was scared! Scared that I'd be playing alone each week - lol! It just goes to show...

YOU NEVER KNOW IF YOU NEVER TRY!

I'm so lucky to have an amazing design team, and amazing ladies playing along each week. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart!


Hope you get to play along with us!

8.26.2011

FULL MOON / ADFD New Release...


The new release Happy Halloween, from A Day For Daisies is just darling! And so much fun to color!

The paper I used is Basic Grey - sorry I can't remember which one. I colored white rhinestones with a black Copic - my stamp area is such a mess, I couldn't find my black ones! YIKES!

I enjoy making Halloween cards, it reminds me of being a kid. Halloween for me growing up was never about scary things, just smiling jack o'lanterns and ghosts. I loved wracking my brain every year for a costume idea. So I guess getting to "dress up" these adorable images takes me back to a happy place. I guess that's why I love these images so much!




Have a great day!

JUST ME / MScraps Beach Party...


Jeff took this pic of me last weekend. We were out on my parent's boat at the lake and he snapped this of me. Jeff usually takes the most atrocious pics ever, but this one seemed okay. Besides, there are so few pics of me I'm starting to get desperate! There has to be SOME of me in the family scrapbook!

I recently "discovered" a digi shop called MemoryScraps. They have some really great digi scrap designers! They are having a super fun "Beach Party" right now - lots of fun challenges. The one this page is for is called "Color of my Bikini" - as IF you would ever catch me in one - lol!

I used:
Sabrina's Creations - Spontaneous Kit
Agnes Biro - Vellum Bits
RobynMeierotto - InStitches-Bright


Thanks for dropping by!

8.25.2011

CALLIOPSIS / WFCo New Release & DS #16...


Good morning! Hope you're having an awesome week! We have a brand new sketch for you over at Deconstructed Sketches - I just love the shape of this card! I used a new image I drew the other day, too! It'll be in the Wax Fruit Company shop a little later! With school back in session, it seems another hectic summer is almost behind us! We have 2 more little family trips planned, and then hopefully things will get back to normal!

Here's the FAB sketch, you should come play with us!

Here's the new WFCo image, Calliopsis.


And here's something fun (pardon me for showing my geek side - lol!) - if you have a code scanner on your smart phone, scan this code to read more about the Calliopsis flower...
Jeff, the kids and I started walking in the evenings with some church friends who are also neighbors, this week. The weather is starting to not be as unbearable... don't get me wrong, though - it's still HOT! They have a little girl who's 2.5, about right in between Maisie & Alex, we're quite the sight - 4 of adults a wagon and a stroller - sorta our own little parade. With all the stops for water and settling the kiddies down it takes us about 40 minutes to walk 2 miles - whew! But it feels really good to get some exercise, which I hate to admit hasn't been part of my routine since I was pregnant with Alex!

Bye for now...

8.23.2011

MISS YOU / CQC #99 & FTL #154...


Good morning! How is everyone? We have great colors for you today over at the colourQ... sorta like a taste of fall! And I'mm also excited - because we're up to colourQ Challenge #99 - WOOHOO! It's so hard to believe I started it almost 2 year ago! Time flies when you're having fun!

I used PTI In Bloom dies for the felt flower and stamp, a SU! build-a-brad for the center, ribbon and cardstock! The top panel is popped up since I got all fancy with the ribbon! My blue didn't photograph so well, but you get the idea.

As you can see, I did my own thing with the sketch, but all the parts are there - promise!


The felt, of course, was bought on Etsy, from giantdwarf. She has the yummiest colors around - and I love her samplers!

Thank you so much for visiting!

8.22.2011

LIFE AT THE LAKE / adscraps #4...


Happy Monday! Today is the 4th installment of the ad{scrap}s challenge! I have had so much fun with it this month! If you like to digi scrap, I'd love for you to play along! This layout is based on the following advertisement:


At the lake we sit around reading when we aren't fishing or on the boat... even Maisie, although she can't read - LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

8.18.2011

BEACH GIRL HANNAH / DS #15...


Yes - I am WAY late posting this! We keep having our internet go out... then I call & then an hour later it's back on! So I had actually forgotten that I hadn't posted this! OOPS!

Jen has a fantabulous sketch this week over at the Deconstructed Sketch - so fun! And I had the pleasure of using Beach Girl Hannah from byLORIdesigns!


Thanks for stopping by!

8.17.2011

SAD GRAD / Karen Funk New Release & ST 8.11.11...


Woohoo!!! Karen Funk has a new kit coming out tomorrow & it's just the CUTEST!!! This new kit is called "Road to Success" and is exclusively sold at Design House Digital. It goes on sale tomorrow and will be 30% off tomorrow only!

Alex had a little graduation at daycare back in May. Poor baby - I don't know what he thought was going on, but he cried and cried!

This is the kit:

And here's the sketch I used from Sketchy Thursdays...


Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

8.16.2011

WILD LITTLE MAN / CQC #98...


Happy Tuesday!!! My camera is still in the shop, so all you card lovers please bear with me! It's so hard taking crappy pics of my cards and trying to "correct" them enough to be presentable & then feeling that they're still crappy... but I promise more cards when I get it back!

I used today's new colourQ colors for a quick layout. Actually, I used this layout in a different form a couple weeks ago & at the time made a template out of it. You'll find a link to it at the bottom - a freebie! As I was finishing the first layout last night, my program crashed & I lost it all! I had to re-do it this morning...ugh. Another reminder for me to save my work!


You can get this free template by clicking here. If you use it, I'd love to see it!


Kits used from Digital Dandelions:
Ange & Pink Reptile Designs - In Hindsight
Greener Grass Designs - Subtle Memories
Dysfunctional Design - Funky Kitchen
Crisdam Designs - Spring Dreams
Leora Sanford - Frayed Fabric Templates #3
Aja Abney Designs - Ordinary Day
Valorie Brown Designs - One of a Kind


Have an awesome day!

8.15.2011

SWEET / adscraps #3...


The 3rd ad{scrap}s challenge is up! And I have a free template of this layout for you below, too! Which manes, if you digi scrap - you don't have any excuse not to play along!

This pic was taken about 2 weeks after Maisie was born. It's one of my favorite pictures...

Here's this week's ad:


You can download the freebie psd template by clicking here.


The kit used on this layout is from MScraps. Simplicity by Sabrina's Creations. So elegant!


Thanks for stopping by~

8.12.2011

FLOWERS FOR A FRIEND / ADFD New Release...


Good morning! Tammy has some gorgeous new images called "New Favorites"! And in honor of our newest design team member Tracy, we broke out our all-time favorite ADFD images to play with with. Here are the new images & the "faves" our DT picked - you can find them all in one place at the Etsy shop. I used an exclusive "members only" image from a previous Club Kit, called Flowers For A Friend.

I paper pieced this darling little image. I think Tammy's images are just perfect paper pieced!




Bye for now...

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