Thursday, March 22, 2012

Friendship Blessing Card

I made this card for my Pastor's wife.  She is such a great blessing to me and I wanted to let her know, so I came up with simple card.

Card Size - 5 1/2x4 1/4
Base - Marina Mist (Stampin Up)
Pattern Paper - Paper Stack Neutrals (Stampin Up)
Doily, Sentiment & Inside Paper - Very Vanilla (Stampin Up)
Punch for the Sentiment - Decorative Label Punch
Doily - Paper Doily Die (Stampin Up Occasions Mini Catalog)
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (Stampin Up)
Stamp Set - Herb Expressions (Stampin Up)
Ink - Crumb Cake (Stampin Up)

For some reason I love the brown and blue combination and seem to drift in that direction when I'm pulling something together.  I love this stamp set and have used it a number of times in other projects.   I hope you enjoy my creation.  And of course you can place an order with me just by clicking my "Shop Now" button at the top of my blog.

Until Next Time....  Lord Bless and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Has Sprung Birthday Blog Hop

The grass is getting greener, the trees are budding, and the flowers are blooming!  All signs that Spring has Sprung! 

Welcome to the Spring has Sprung Birthday Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from Vicki's Blog blog you are in the right place.  If you just dropped in, please start at Robin's Blog, our hostess and Birthday Girl!  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for the Blog Candy that Robin is giving away for her Birthday!

This candy includes the Holiday Warmth clear stamp set from "Close To My Heart". Bling Snowflake, Bling Word Peace, Bling Word Jingle Bells and an additional "Birthday Surprise". To be eligible to win Robin's Blog Candy, you will simply need to leave a comment on each blog in the hop.

I decided to make a couple of pages for my 8x8 scrapbook. I thought about Spring and all the bright colors that happen during that time and decided to use them. I also wanted it to reflect the Birthday theme. I'm going to add a couple of pictures after my daughter's birthday in May. I can't believe that I'm a head of the game this year. All the products used are Stampin' Up.

Here is a some blog candy.... I would love it if you'd follow my blog, but that would only be if you'd like to, but please leave a comment on each blog in the hop and of course mine with a way to contact you.

Thank you for joining us for the Spring / Birthday blog hop.  Please hop on over to Suzy's Blog.

If you should get lost along the way, here is the complete line up:

Monday, March 19, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I received this awesome Blog Award from Evila French over at  It is such an honor .  "Liebster" is German for "Dearest.  The award is a Share the Love Arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers.  

This award is great for all us newbies as it gives us some positive encouragement.  I can tell you it has lifted my spirits.

This is a list of Crafter's have have chosen to give this award to:

Kimberly @
Amy @
Carolyn @
Sue @
Rose @

Be Blessed Everyone!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Day 2 - Getting Crafty

Getting Crafty - Day 2 

Glad you're stopping by my blog today to see what I created for the second day of the Getting Crafty Blog Hop.  You should have made it here from Ashley's Blog.

Now on to what I created for you today.....

Wedding Card

Cartridge Used:  Damask

I needed a quick card for a wedding, so I cheated a bit and used this cartridge since it had cards on it and shapes that looked a little like lace.  I used a blue background and white shimmer paper for the lace and the inside of the card.

I had a set of Hero Art stamp sets, so I stamped a quick sentiment about "Love".  I also put a little white shimmer ribbon from Stampin' Up.  

I hope you enjoy the my quick Cricut card.  Thank you for stopping by for day two of this awesome blog hop.  Now hop on over to see what Lynne created for you.

Here is the complete list of the participants in case you get lost along the way!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Gettin' Crafty with Cricut Blog Hop

Welcome to Gettin' Crafty with Cricut Blog hop. This blog hop is dedicated to making a project using your cricut and the cuts you can make from a cartridge. This should be a lot of fun.

With so many talented ladies and such a selection of Cricut cartridges, there will be a wide range of projects for you to enjoy.There were no rules, stipulations, or no holds barred to create and create we did!!!

If you just happened to be visiting my blog today, I greatly appreciate that but would love for you to start at the beginning of our hop so, that you don't miss a single project with Lisa. If you have arrived from Ashley's Blog, then you are on the right cut of the path!!!

For my project today, I have created this Birthday Card.....

Sentimental Cricut Cartridge - Butterfly Cut at 2 1/2 and 1 1/2
Paper - Stampin' Up'
   Card Base - Basic Black
   Background - Certainly Celery 

   Butterflies - Perfect Plum & Wisteria Wonder
Bling - Stampin' Up Basic Rhinestones
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes

Your next stop along the cutting path is Lynne's Blog

Remember, this is a two day hop and be sure to stop back tomorrow for more creativity!!!

If you get lost along the way, here is the entire hop that you won't miss a single piecing!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Jesus is Love Blog Hop

Hello Friends!

Welcome to my blog! and today we are sharing Jesus' Love for us to remind you all who loved us first in the world and gave his life for us to show how much.  Thanks for coming and have fun enjoying our stories and creations as we do our own interpretation of his love for us. 

John 3:16 states that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son... Praise our Lord for loving us that he shed his blood for us to live a holy and blessed life...

I spent a lot of time thinking about how much Jesus loves me and how I can translate that to all of you. So I decided to do a couple of digital scrapbook pages showing the people God put in my life, so that he can work through me.

When I was a young girl, my cousin Jeanette invited me to church and my mother let me go. It was a church that I had never been to since we were a different religion. Once I walked in that door, all I can say is that my life has never been the same. I continued going to church throughout my young years and the church had a bus ministry, so they made sure to pick me up whenever there was church. That was with Bro. & Sis. Carnley they were my spiritual leaders. The night that I decided to fully give my life to God, their daughter Debbie helped pray me through to the Holy Ghost. I can't tell you how much my life changed after that. The Carnley's spent time teaching me what it meant to live a christian life. They provided me with the confidence to talk with others, sing and give mini lessons in front of the church. I can tell you that helped me to this day. The Carnley's decided it was time to leave the Fairbanks church, so the next chapter in my life began with Bro. & Sis. Parrish.

Bro. & Sis. Parrish, spent a lot of time with the young people at our church, they showed me that there was love and acceptance within the church. They were very generous with their love and time. I can't remember a time that when I needed something they weren't there for me. They helped me with my schooling, they helped me deal with some things at my home life. But of course as us young people grow up, we think we know everything. I met a man who was not in church and I was in love, so I married and moved away. I stopped going to church, but I can tell you that everything I was taught was never far behind. I still had a strong morale compass and never stopped praying. This helped me through some of the hardest times in my life, my marriage wasn't perfect. We were very young and I was alone in a different State and had a baby. I prayed all the time for guidance and understanding. I knew God was there helping me all along this part of my life. Years later my marriage ended after 18 years. I was sad and alone, but still would not give up. I still didn't go back to church because I felt that I can still be a Christian and not go to church. I know better now.

Two years later, I met a wonderful man and we got married. I had my beautiful 17 year old daughter and a great husband, but guess what God was not finished blessing me, after many years of thinking I could never have another child, he blessed me with a pregnancy. I had another beautiful daughter. Once she was born, I knew God was calling me back to church, back to the place where I felt the closest to him. For years I passed this little church, I had never been there, but I knew that I needed to go there. My husband didn't want to, because it was on the edge of a not so nice neighborhood. I would drive out of my way to see this church and kept having the urge to pull in there, but never did. My family and I went from church to church, but never found what we were looking for. I finally talked my husband into going to the little church on the corner. We went and never left, this is where we met Bro. & Sis. Sanders.  

The Sanders are now my spiritual leaders. I appreciate their love for God and they guidance they give me and my family. God is using my family to reach people to share the love that God has for all of us.

I've said all that to say this.... God loved us so much, that he gave his only son to us, so that he can die for us so that we wouldn't have to know the pain of sin if we made choices. But guess what???? He does not stop there, he puts people in our lives that helps shape us. Each of the people I've talked about above, I know for a fact God placed them in my life because he love me, because he saw so much more for me. He wanted these people to help me see what I could do for him. God wants to do so much more for all of us, only if we let him.  

It's my prayer that you are blessed by what I've said here. God is so wonderful and loves each of us if we let him. Lord Bless you All!

If you came to visit me today, thanks for visiting but I would love for you to start at the beginning of our hop over at Kari's Blog. If you have arrived from Carolyn's Blog, then you are on the right path for Praising our Lord.

There is a prize for commenting on each blog with the prize to be announced; so don't forget to give bloggy love and be inspired and have fun along the way.

Thanks again for stopping by and your next stop is Kimberly's Blog, but if you get lost along the way, here is the entire line-up.

  1. Kari -
  2. Rachelle -
  3. Shawnee -
  4. Carolyn -
  5. Carol -
  6. Kimberly ~
  7. Heather -

Don't forget to comment and would love for you to be a follower and you can also get my e-mail to keep up with what is going on my blog. Thanks and have a blessed day!

In His Love,

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Day Cards

I made a couple of Valentine cards for a workshop I held.  One features Punches and the other the Big Shot.  They were pretty simple and the participants loved them and even purchased kits to make more.  This was my first workshop as I'm a new Stampin' Up Demonstrator and am loving it.  I can't wait to share these awesome products with other people.

Occasions Mini Catalog
- P.S. I Love You Stamp Set (Pg. 8)

Idea Book & Catalog
- Real Red Stamp Pad (Pg. 177)
- Chocolate Chip Card Stock (Pg. 180)
- Whisper White Card Stock (Pg. 180)
- Patterns Designer Paper Stacks in Subtle's - Pretty in Pink (Pg. 186)
- Satin Ribbon in Whisper White (Pg. 195)
- Basic Pearls Jewels (Pg. 198)
- Heart to Heart Punch (Pg. 210)
- 1 3/4" Circle Punch (Pg. 212)

This is my 2nd Card

Occasions Mini Catalog
- Hearts Collection Framelit Dies (Pg. 6)
- P.S. I Love You Stamp Set (Pg. 8)

Idea Book & Catalog
- Real Red Stamp Pad (Pg. 177)
- Real Red Card Stock (Pg. 177)
- Pretty in Pink Stamp Pad (Pg. 178)
- Whisper White Card Stock (Pg. 180)
- Scallop Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler (Pg. 195)
- Full Heart Punch (Pg. 210)
-Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (Pg. 215)
- Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (Pg. 219)

I hope you enjoy my cards, if you have any questions, please leave me a comment.  Stampin' Up orders can be placed just by pointing and clicking on the Stampin' Up Logo under "My Stampin' Up" to the right of this post.

Sale-A-Bration Card

Here is a very simple thank you card, using items that can be mostly found in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Remember these are items you can get FREE with any $50.00 purchase.

Sale-A-Bration Catalog
- Fresh Vintage Stamp Set
- Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
- Outline Occasions Stamp Set
Idea Book & Catalog
- Calypso Coral Stamp Pad (Pg. 176)
- Old Olive Card stock (Pg. 177)
- Embosslits Die Sweetest Stem (Pg. 216)

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me via my website Huff & Puff Stampin' Up

Thank you for visiting

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Free 30 Download of My Digital Studio

My Digital Studio Express - Now with FREE Trial!

Stampin' Up! is offering a FREE 30 day trial period of My Digital Studio Express. This is the same downloadable software as the purchased My Digital Studio Express. There are all the components you need to start designing scrapbook pages and cards digitally. Check out what is available on this program below. After the 30 day free trial period you can either purchase the program or just delete it from your computer. You will have access to any and all downloads for purchase and to the print options with Stampin' Up!'s professional printer. You could be digital designing this very evening! You have nothing to lose so download it now. Just click here to order it. As always, I am here and ready to help you.
With the FREE trial, you'll get:
  • Full access to the software at NO COST.
  • Full design functionality.
  • Exclusive artwork that comes with My Digital Studio Express 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets--and everything in between.
  • Access to our professional print services.
Thanks for coming to visit today. Take time to enjoy a virtual cup of tea or coffee with me and browse around my blog.
Until next time...blessings,