This card also fits our Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge this week which I’m hosting (see post below). My challenge is to use FLAGS or BANNERS in your creation! Come check out what the DT made and enter to win a grab bag of stamps by our lovely sponsor, Kelly Little!!
Monday, June 25, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Good morning and a blessed Sunday to all my bloggin’ friends out there! I am hosting this week’s challenge at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenges!
The verse I chose to share is… "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10
My challenge for you is to use FLAGS or BANNERS in your creation!
It will make sense how it all ties together if you pop over to our challenge blog and read my devotional *Ü*
Our lovely sponsor this week is Kelly Little who is donating a gift package (and if I know her enough, it will prolly include some rubber and/or clear stamps!! One player will win it just for playing along. *Ü*
I’m sharing a li’l sneak peek of this month’s FREE Cancer Awareness Ribbon Digi from McMahon Five Designs. They release a new freebie on the 25th of each month, so you can hop over there tomorrow to get yours. Sue started drawing the digis and offering them for free with a condition that women out there will remember to do their self-exams each month to help protect themselves against this disease. It will be free for one month and then go up for sale for a very minimal amount. 100% of the profits go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Awareness Balloon JPG / PNG
Even though our emphasis is Breast Cancer Awareness, the Ribbon stands for so many other Awareness's. You can find the July Ribbon colors on the M5D blog starting tomorrow.
I worked in the FLAGS as the li’l trail off the balloon using pieces from the LilyBee Design “Head Over Heals” paper pad, and the clouds were cut out of white felt using Die-Namics from MFT.
I hope you’ll hop over to our challenge blog this week ~ we’d love to see you there!! And please take time to visit my DT sistahs as well…. they’ve got lots more inspiration to share *Ü*
On a personal Note:
Just wanted to share some awesome news about my kiddos!! Bragging?? Ok, maybe… but when you have kids and they do something extraordinary… or even just something that makes you realize that by the grace of God, you must have done something right in child rearing and are so thankful for the individuals they are, then you too will want to share it with the world!
First of all, we got their grade reports this week and they both received straight A’s (for 6th & 7th grade.)Way to go girls!! Also… Our oldest DD Carly was in our newspaper this week for winning the Oregon History Day Contest at her middle school! She won $125 for First Place, judged by 3 Historians from all over Oregon. You can see the article online here in The Madras Pioneer. I’m so proud of her for all the time she put into it over 4 months… many times staying after school. It’s more than just a display board. She put together a 3-ring binder full of her correspondence with her resources, a 500 word process paper, & her annotative bibliography. Such an honor… and a wonderful reward for the hard work put in!!
My youngest DD Maddy performed last night and Friday night at the Central Oregon Dance Theater. Her area of focus this year is hip hop. It was really fun to watch. (sorry I don’t have a good pic yet)
She is also leaving early tomorrow morning for FCA Camp (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and will be playing volleyball. They’re going to my alma mater, Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho (7 hr. drive)… first time she’ll be away from home that long w/o parents so she’s expressing a li’l autonomy which is great! She raised most of the $250 herself by working in her aunt’s greenhouse on Saturdays and saving her birthday money etc. She even made some crochet and duct tape creations to sell at school ($1 here, .50 cents there… everything counts!). I’m sure she’ll have a wonderful week but will miss her.
How is it that each year seems to fly by faster than the year before? They’ll soon be driving and then graduating! I have to remember to just enjoy the stage they’re in and enjoy our time together… and of course pray, pray, pray for them as we prepare them to be respectful, responsible young adults in a crazy mixed up world out there!! :)
Have a wonderful week!!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Pollycraft digi, (from their mega pack deal) called “Little Star 2” onto Kraft cardstock and colored with my Prisma color pencils. I decided to add a white gel pen outline to him in hopes to cover up a part where I got the black outline too thick and I think it worked out nicely :) Gives it a bit of a pop! :) The DP is from the DCWV Nursery mat stack. Sentiment is from a SU! greetings set. For the inside, I printed the “Superstar 2” in light green in the corner and added a strip of the DP down the left side. I didn’t take a picture of the inside before I sent it off. Anyways, Pollycraft Digi Shop is now closed, but you can still find many of her designs at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! :)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I used Graduation Marci digi with the Hollyhocks and layered 2 of the same butterfly die from the Butterflies set 1, all from La-La Land Crafts! Have you seen their new dies?! They are awesome!! You can find lots more inspiration using these and more at the LLLC Blog and Customer Gallery *Ü*
I won't be around here much in the next week or so as I'm taking a li'l break from DT responsibilities and blogging etc. Just a short break though... will be back on June 24th as I'm hosting the challenge at SSiC that day. Hope you all have a great Father's Day weekend coming up and a fun summer!!
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Here are some flowers that Maddy made using colored duct tape!! Sooo cool. She's even sold some of these at school to her classmates. Way to go Miss Maddy!!
Saturday, June 02, 2012
As you can see, I went with STARS… including my paper, the 2 li’l stick pins in the button, and my 2 images! These images are brand new to me, and I thank my friend Helen for sharing the link to Pollycraft Digital Stamps! They are having a humongous blow-out closing sale right now. I took a look at what is included in their mega bundle 114 digis for less than $15 USD!!! Or you can build your own bundle of 10 or 20 digis for a very minimal cost. If you love digis, you’ve got to go check em out! :)
Hop over to our challenge blog to read Diane’s devotional for this week and enter to win!! You'll find lots more inspiration at my sistahs blogs as well...
Have a blessed week!
Friday, June 01, 2012
But I do have a couple more cards to share using their New Releases for Spring/Summer that I didn’t get posted yet! With Father's Day is coming up, I decided to try a Tri-Shutter Card using the new sentiment, “We Don’t See Things”… along with the “Glasses & Book” stamp.
I paper pieced the book and then added clear stardust gellyroll pen to highlight the book pages, glasses and clock face and then silver sparkly pen for the alarm bell thingies on top.
Thanks for stopping by!! OH… thought I’d leave you with a pic of my youngest who just turned 12 yesterday. We went with a beach themed cake cause we all can’t wait for our beach vacation!! :)