Monday, November 17, 2014


Just thought I'd share a card that I made for my cousin's birthday.

The image layer is from SU and is colored with Copics. The blue around the die cut was done with the air brush system. The ribbon was recycled .... it was, originally, on a fat quarter bundle. :) I just ironed it out and used it.

Hope she liked it and had a great day. :) 

Have a wonderful Monday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy Baby Shower!

Babies are such sweet gifts from God, and it's such fun to celebrate those beautiful gifts with new parents. Friends of ours at church are having their first baby - a girl - in January. Their shower was today, so I can finally share the card and gift with you.

 First, I'm going to share the gift my daughter did for them.....

She sewed a sweet little taggie for little Chloe to carry around. This was definitely not the first one she sewed, but it was the first one she pinned herself. That's very difficult, and she did a great job. We repinned it to get it all straight, but I was so proud of her for trying and for doing a good job.

This is the finished taggie that Jaydin made. She did such a good job. It's so cute!!!!

I found this little fox online, and she totally matches the fox on the shower invitations. So ... I converted it to a .pes file and made baby Chloe a bib. I used pastel/muted colors for this since the pink was so light.

The taggie that I created is a full yard and has her name and the little fox on it. I hope that little Miss Chloe gets lots of use from it and loves it as much as Jaydin has always loved hers.

Using the same fox, I created the card. I don't have a picture, but I made a bigger fox to put on the gift bag. I added the bow and flower on the bag, too.

Tomorrow, I'll show a card that I made for my cousin's birthday.

Hope all of you have a blessed Sunday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!!


Monday, October 06, 2014

Spare Time

Wow... got a little extra time today. The princess had to go up to the Haven to work on a project for school today, so I went up to keep her company (and help when needed). I chose to spend my spare time up there coloring. :) 

Isn't he cute? I enjoyed coloring him. When I was done, I airbrushed the background lightly and made a CAS card. Certainly not a really involved card, but it does make me smile.

Copics were used to color the image and the Copic airbrush system (with compressor) was used to do the background.

Hope you're creating out there wherever you are!
Have a wonderful Monday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Some Sassy Coloring

I have been in the Haven twice this week! I haven't finished a card, but I did color an amazingly precious image and have worked on a new prayer journal for myself. I made a new prayer journal for my son's girlfriend, as well. 

This little image is just too fun to color and sooooo cute!! 

I'd love to know what you think. I really enjoyed putting color on this image. She's just so sassy! I haven't decided what kind of card I'm going to make with it, yet. I hope to do that next week.... or maybe tomorrow. We'll see! :) 

Hope you're creating!!

Have a wonderful Friday evening and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Birthday Pony

Goodness .... it has been a LONG time, hasn't it? I've simply not had any time to craft at all. This weekend, though, we needed a card for  a birthday party my daughter was attending. Here's what I came up with.

I used SU's Pretty Pony set because the child is a horse lover. The butterfly and flowers were cut from dies made by Your Next Stamp. The pony was colored using Copics.... naturally. 

She seemed to like it. :) I hope that she did.

Felt good to create for a little while. Hope I can do it again soon.

Have a beautiful Monday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Chipboard Journal .... Last Page

 I finished my chipboard journal today. I love how the last page turned out. It's all about my love of sewing. Now, I have a wonderful little journal showing 8 beautiful blessings from the Lord.

Totally love the little sewing die. The sewing stamp set was perfect for this, as well.

I know you're shocked, but I colored using Copics. :) 

Have a marvelous Monday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

365 Project - Day 30

I won this super cute set from the Your Next Stamp blog hop a few weeks ago.  I couldn't wait to play with it.  As I worked with it, I was reminded of the many friends I've met through the barn.  So, this one is for them.  I'm very thankful for them and the love of horses that we all share.

Yep ... this pretty much says it all ... "Barn to be wild."  Ha!!

We just need a horse with his head over that fence, huh?? :) 

I hope all of you are having a wonderful Thursday, and that you have a great, big, beautiful tomorrow.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rock Stars

Today, I made a rock star card for a very special young man.  This will be going out to him this week to encourage him to continue working toward regaining strength and motor skills.

This is a set from Clear Dollar Stamps and it's colored with Copics.  On top of the Copics, I used the Glitter Spica on the blue part of the drums.  The brown layer is embossed with a music folder, and baker's twine was added to the bottom for embellishment.  I wanted to keep it very masculine.

Have a wonderful Saturday night and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!! :) 


Friday, January 17, 2014

Day 17 Project

My day 17 project... another page of the chipboard journal.

Everyone needs a set of Quackers in their lives.  No, I didn't say they need Quacks.  I said that they need Quack-ers. :) Mine is on Splitcoaststampers, and I'm happy to say that they have been friends of mine since 2004..... wow ... 10 years.  It's amazing how people can become friends through the internet.  We've been through a lot of good and bad.  I'm glad that we've all been through it together.  I'm very thankful for each of them.

So, today, my chipboard journal page was inspired by the Quackers. 

I think there are only 2 more pages in this journal for me to complete.  Hmmm ... I wonder what my 'go-to' project is going to be once those are done! :) Sketches?  Photography? We'll see.

Live the life, and live it well. 


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Day 16 ..... Whimsy Chipboard Journal Page

I'm sharing my day 16 project today.  

I love being silly, and I love whimsy.  I'm so glad that God gave us the ability and freedom to laugh and be silly.  How wonderful it is to be able to express that joy and delight ... and to share it with others.

I focused this page of my chipboard journal around whimsy.  Every page I do in this journal has at least one butterfly.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 - ....a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance....

I hope this page expresses joy and whimsy.  I love the bright and cheerful feel of it.

Have a wonderful Thursday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ooh La La!

The princess had a slumber party this past weekend, and the theme was Paris/French poodle.  We needed a card, and this Mimi set worked perfectly.

It is colored with ... yeah, you already know .... Copics.  The tag up on the top was airbrushed and then sprayed with glitter spray, but you can't really see it on here.  The background of the Eiffel Tower was also airbrushed.  

Hopefully, Miss Madeline liked her gift and card. :) 

I have also completed 2 weeks with my 365 Project.  You can find that on my other blog, Live the Life, if you'd like to see it.

Have a wonderful Monday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow. 


Tuesday, January 07, 2014

My New Project

Today, I'm sharing a post from my other blog, Live the Life.  Since January 1, I have been doing one project each day.  Some projects are photography, and others are sketches.  I've had a variety of mediums so far.  The goal, however, is to do one creative project every day.  Each project is based on a central theme or subject.  Mine is My Awesome God.  This is my post on that blog today....

"Create in me a pure heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me." Psalm 51:10
My favorite chapter in the Bible is Psalm 51. It's a beautiful plea by David for redemption and salvation. I believe that we should all pray this chapter from time to time. What a change in our lives we could have by truly praying it from our hearts.

Today's project is based on Psalm 51 and the change that the verses seek. I started a chipboard journal today. The first page is done and is the day 7 project. 

I'm not sure what kind of project tomorrow holds.  It's a Wednesday, and we'll be out and about a lot of the day.

Live the life, and live it well.