Wednesday, December 29, 2010

One of my favorite memories from each Christmas is receiving Christmas cards from friends and family.  I have always had the tradition of posting our Christmas cards on the inside of our front door... so I decided that I wanted to take a picture of it for you and also as a memory for me!  My cards are the last to go down.  I usually keep them up for a month after Christmas! Sounds crazy but I just love to enjoy them a little longer!  And sometimes there are a few more cards to add to the collage. The Tin Soldiers and the Mistletoe doll will be put away this week with the rest of the decorations.

Several weeks before Christmas I received this surprise package in the mail.  Inside was this gorgeous Christmas card from Linda, one of our dear DT members at Sweet Sketch Wedneday along with the Cuttlebug Sledding Embossing Folder that I had been wanting to purchase but couldn't find at any craft store.   Instead of the embossing being raised, it is indented.  I love the look it gives!

Thanks you, Linda, for your beautfiul card and your thoughtful gift!

Happy Undecorating!
A Kid's View Summer Rock Climb
Sweet Sketch 82

Sponsor:  Bugaboo Stamps

I do hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you are looking forward to a new year and new memories to create.

This week Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Jodie's sweet prize for our lucky Weekly Grand Prize Winner is
7 free digis of your choice valued at $21.
What a prize that will definitely want to have a chance for her incredibly fun images!
So be sure to play along at SSW!

This is Arlana's fabulous sketch for this week's challenge! Be sure to check out all of the inspiring DT cards at SSW.

Now I would like to tell you that I have been wanting to use this image at Bugaboo for over 6 months.  It is called "A Kid's View Summer Rock Climb" and reminds me of my two sons who love to mountain climb.  I had so much fun with the textures on this card!  I found the crinkle paper at JoAnns' and the Jute Netting at Hancocks fabric store.

Here they are on Top of Mt Rainier. 

My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo AKVS Rock Climb
Papers:  The Paper Co School Days Stripe, The Paper Co Cardstock Poppy,
The Paper Co Ecorce Autumn, SU Baja Breeze
Inks:  Copics and Promarkers, SU Soft Sky
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Classic Oval Large, EK Trees Border Punch,
Jute, Button, Jute Netting Verano Tan

Have a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Snow Buddy
Sweet Sketch 81

Wow, just a few more days until Christmas!  I do have to say this year has flown by for me.  The years are actually going faster and faster.  I do not think that I am imagining it!
I have tried to simplify a little more this year but I still need to learn, "How to Not Stress!"

This week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday our sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs!  Oh how I love Heather's images!  Heather use to be on our SSW DT.  She is a fabulous lady who loves the Lord and promotes her products with that in mind!  She has even created some beautiful religous images...some of which I have happily loved using.  We also love her wintery images and for the second year in a row we are again showcasing her winter images...There are many more than our DT has used this week so please look around and enjoy Heather's site.

This is Arlana's new sketch for this oval inside a circle!

This image is called "Snow Buddy." 
When you look at this little guy, you feel like he could actually give you a big hug for the holidays!
For our lucky weekly winner...Heather is offering
3 Free Digis

So relax a bit and create your own wonderful card with Arlana's sketch!

My Recipe:

Image:  Fresh Brewed Designs Snow Buddy
Papers: Three Bugs in a Rug Snow Day/Let It Snow, SU Cherry Cobbler and Baja Breeze
Inks:  Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:   Nestabilities Classic Oval Large and Scallop Standard Circle Large,
 MS Circle Cutter, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot,  MS Glacial Snowflake, Snowflake Brads, Pearls, Ribbon, Stickles

Merry Christmas to all!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Connie Shopping
Sweet Sketch 80

Good Morning!  It's Sweet Sketch Wednesday again. 
And I have choosen this darling image from
Digi Stamp Boutique called "Connie Shopping." 
It reminded me of my mother who would, could and did shop 'til she dropped.  She could find so many fun treasures...many times under $10.  Her children and grandchildren were often the recipients of her great finds!  She was nearly 83 when she passed away but she always dressed in style with outfits coordinated from head to toe!
Sure miss her!  I had better stop there as I am getting quite teary thinking about her!

Arlana has provided us with a great sketch this week! I know you will enjoy creating with it!

Our faithful monthly sponsor,
 is here again to sponsor us!  We adore all of Sally Ann's images. Be sure to check out her site as she has lots of fun new images and is also offering a 20% discount on all of her Christmas images!  Go take a peak!

For our weekly winner this week,
Digi Stamp Boutique is offering
6 free digis of your choice! 
Now wouldn't you like to have those images! 
Your opportunity is waiting! 
Play along this week at SSW and you may be the lucky winner.

I hope you are all getting ready for Christmas.  If you are not ready yet, you will be running around trying to find those wonderful last minute sales!  Happy shopping!

My Recipe:
Image: Digi Stamp Boutique Connie Shopping
Papers:  Cosmo Crricket Pixie-Licious Fairy Rings,
Bo Bunny Back to Basics Pansy Purple,
SU Kiwi Kiss, Purple Cardstock?,
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Labels, Jewels, Pearls,
Flowers, Flower Button, Fiskars Gifts Border Punch, Rick Rack

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

In My Pretty Garden
the Flowers are Nodding and
Warm and Cozy Snowman
Sweet Sketch 79

As you already know, it is Wednesday and that means
Our sponsor this week is Tiddlyinks! 
They have a sweet, sweet prize for our Weekly Winner at SSW
When you play along this week you will have the opportunity of winning a
$10 Gift Certificate

As you can see I had such a fun time creating my cards for Tiddlyinks!  When I came upon this image...."flowers"....I immediately thought of a Primary song that I use to sing in church....
The name of the song is "In the Leafy Treetops." This is the second verse.

"In my pretty garden, the flowers are nodding. 
 How do you do?, they say.  How do you do today?  
In my pretty garden the flowers are nodding."

Here is a close up of my flower garden!

Arlana's Sweet Sketch 79 (Circle)

This is my second card this week.
"Warm and Cozy Snowman."
Doesn't he make you want to have
a cup of hot cocoa with him?

My Flowers Recipe:
Image:  Tiddlyinks Flowers
Papers:  American Girl
Ink:  Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishment:  Nestabilities Classic Circle Large and Mini Scallop,
Ribbon, Jute, Button
My Warm and Cozy Snowman Recipe:
Image:  Tiddlyinks Warm and Cozy Snowman
Papers:  The Paper Studio A Heartwarming Holiday, SU Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:  Sizzix Circle Scallops #2, Nestabilities Classic Circle Large,
Stickles, Crystal Effects, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Shepherds' Delight
Sweet Sketch 78

Wow, can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner!  This year has flown by for me and I think I am not ready for Christmas.  It feels like it should be in about 6 more months!  Remember when you were a kid and the days of the year passed so slowly....seemed like it was forever before Christmas arrived!

Well, I have been trying to get in the spirit with my Christmas cards!  I do have to say that it does help.  I loved this image from Di's Digi Downloads...such a precious image of the shepherds in their fields watching their flocks and viewing that bright star that foretold of the birth of Christ!   It is called Shepherds' Delight.
Oh, I have been wanting to use my Ribbon Tags and was happy when Nancy used her's a few weeks ago with the ribbon ends instead of running the ribbon across the card!  Thanks, Nancy! 
It makes a great sentiment!

is our sponsor this week at
and our DT as created some awesome cards for you to enjoy! 
is offering a very sweet, sweet prize of
5 free digis
So be sure to play along this week with Arlana's wonderful sketch!
All the rules are on the SSW site but be sure to follow the sketch and all the basic elements of it.  The three flowers do not have to be flowers...but just three elements that may go with your card!

Have fun creating! 
We love to see what you can do! 
 And just think you could be the lucky Weekly Winner!

This is a closeup of the Shepherds' Delight.
My Recipe:

Image:  Di's Digi Downloads: Shepherds' Delight,
Inkadinkado Holiday Rubber Stamps: Peace On Earth
Papers:  The Paper Studio A Heartwarming Holiday,
SU Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestibilites Classic Square Large, Shapebilities Ribbon Tags Trio,
Fiskars Tree Border Punch, Ribbon, Stars, Jute