Monday, December 31, 2012

I'LL BE HERE FOR YOU!

Welcome to my blog. I learned how to create a Center Step Card today following this Tutorial by Julie Davison.  I like learning new things, don't you? Thanks for dropping by today and Happy New Year 2013! Enjoy your day!

RECIPE
Cranberry Recollections Cardstock for the base
Scrap of stripped cardstock
Scraps of Kraft Journal Cardstock
New Stamp Set I won - Beary Special Thoughts by My Creative Time
Digital Stamp (first time used) by Bugaoo
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pop up Tape Forever in Time
Card Tutorial by Julie Davison
CHALLENGES 
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited Ch#4
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited Ch#46

Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything Goes unlimited
Ends Jan 3 Pause, Dream, Enjoy anything goes unlimited Ch#52
Ends Jan 6  Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited Ch#127 
Ends Jan 6 Eureka Stamps - Something old, New, Borrowed, Blue (New stamp set & New tutorial)3E(#3)
Ends Jan 6 Artistic Expressions Celebrations/Anything goes 3E (#3) Ch#21
Ends Jan 7 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited project
Ends Jan 6 The Kraft Journal - Make it New (New Bugaboo digital stamp/stamp set) unlimited
End Jan 6 Tammys Scrappin Corner - Center Step Card - 2E(#1) CH #43

Happy New Year 2013! FOSTV CH #53

Welcome card makers! I have some exciting news to share. Today, is my first card creation posting as a DT member for the Friends of Speedy TV. I am looking forward to this new adventure as I join Debbie, FOSTV Coordinator and the other DT members DJ , ToniJanine, Davi, Lena, Kate, and Kate W, with the weekly challenges. 

If you have not entered one of these great challenges offered at Speedy TV, I encourage you to stop by. These are fun challenges and you have the opportunity to win a wonderful stamp set by Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.

For my New Years Card Creation, I am using images and a sentiment as my focal point, from this wonderful stamp set from Mark's Finest Paper entitled Be Wild and Free .  These wild animals are just adorable - don't you think? You can purchase the stamp set HERE.
Top 5 at Eureka Stamps 2012 ~ Thank You

It would be an honor to have you join us on this adventure by uploading your New Years Card in the  Friends of Speedy TV Challenge which begins today. I hope you will join me there!

Life is truly an adventure - and we should all be living it to the fullest each day. 

Above all else, I hope that you will prosper and be in good health as you bring in the New Year 2013!

Have a delightful day and evening! 

See you at the FOSTV Card Challenge!
RECIPE
White cardstock for base of card
Black and white ribbon for the bow ~ Multicraftimports
Stamp Set Be Wild and Free - Marks Finest Paper a Heinrich Co
Memento Black Ink for stamp set
Blue Jean Rangers Distress ink for distressing the outer edges of the card
CHALLENGES 
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited Ch#4
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited Ch#46

Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything Goes unlimited
Ends Jan 3 Brown Sugar - New Years Card - 2E(#2) 
Ends Jan 3 Pause, Dream, Enjoy anything goes unlimited Ch#52
Ends Jan 4 Hiding in my Craft Room - freestyle 3E(#3)
 
Ends Jan 6  Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited Ch#127
Ends Jan 6 Eureka Stamps - Something old, New, Borrowed, Blue (New stamp set)3E(#2)
Ends Jan 6 Artistic Expressions Celebrations/Anything goes 3E (#2) Ch#21
Ends Jan 7 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects

Thinking of You Bear Card

Good Morning Card Makers. Tonight at midnight we will be celebrating a New Year 2013. For some of us, it will be a NEW beginning to make some positive changes for 2013 as we set our goals for what we want to accomplish.  For others, it will be a struggle along life's journey. 
I dedicate this page to our good friends Amy & Jim. Amy and I have been friends since high school. Her husband, Jim is having some serious health problems. Please pray that God will bring a quick and safe healing and that all of their needs will be met during this difficult time. Jim and Amy have made an impact in our life in many ways - especially opening up their home numerous times for potluck dinners, fun, and fellowship. I will be mailing this card out to Jim this week. Thank you for stopping by today - Richard and I wish you a Happy New 2013 Year.
RECIPE
Stella Sketch
Kraft Journal Cardstock
Papers from the scrap stash
Pop up Tape Forever in Time
Spectrum Noir Markers
Fiskars Ticket Punch
Sentiment stamp My Creative Time ~ Beary Special Thoughts (I won this stamp set - 1st time using it)
Memento Black Ink
Bugaboo Digital Bear Stamp (they have a great selection of Digital stamps and each week a Friday freebie)
CHALLENGES
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited Ch#4
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited Ch#46
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything Goes unlimited
Ends Jan 3 Pause, Dream, Enjoy anything goes unlimited Ch#52
Ends Jan 4 Hiding in my Craft Room - freestyle 3E(#2) 

Ends Jan 6 Eureka Stamps Something old/new.borrowed, blue 3E(#1) New Stamps Set/Digital Bear
Ends Jan 6 The Kraft Journal - Make it New (New Bugaboo Bear digital stamp/stamp set) 
Ends Jan 6  Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited Ch#127
Ends Jan 6 Artistic Expressions Celebrations/Anything goes 3E (#1) Ch#21
Ends Jan 7 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects Ch#94
Ends Jan 13 Stella Sketch unlimited (digital stamp - Bugaboo or other)Ch# 127

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year 2013!

Welcome Crafters. Can you believe it? Tomorrow is New Years Eve and time to celebrate the arrival of 2013! Here is a card creation in honor of that celebration! I wish you the best life has to offer this upcoming year! Thank you for stopping by and Enjoy your week! It is truly a wonderful life! ~ Gail ~

RECIPE
Size A2 White Cardstock Card
Yarn - unknown
Glitter red check cardstock from scrapbox
Brick mat paper - Forever In Time
Bugaboo Digital Stamp AKVsiboygirl
Recollections Football Brad
Washi Tape - Darcie - Steampunk
Forever in time pop up tape
Spectrum Noir Markers, Artist Loft Markers, Sharpie Markers
CHALLENGES
Ends Jan 7 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited 
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything Goes unlimited  
Ends Jan 3 Pause, Dream, Enjoy anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 3 Brown Sugar - New Years Card - 2E(#1)
Ends Jan 4 Hiding in my Craft Room - freestyle 3E(#1)
Ends Jan 5 Catch the Bug Theme Holiday/Winter - unlimited 
Ends Jan 6  Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited

Friday, December 28, 2012

Blue, Blue Santa Card

Thank you for dropping by my blog. I hope your day is going great. Tomorrow is the big Christmas Celebration with my mom, brothers and sisters. It will be a grand celebration and I am looking forward to seeing everyone. Have a wonderful evening! ~ Gail~
RECIPE
Scraps from the scrap box - this is Blue Christmas paper from DCWV and I am not sure where I got the Santa Sleigh embellishment
Pop Up Tape - Forever in Time
Pre-made Size A 2 card Joann Essentials
CHALLENGES
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited
Ends Dec 29 2013 Christmas Cards WK 4 unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card

Ends Dec 30 Christmas All Year round - Santa - unlimited 
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited
Ends Jan 7  Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited 
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything Goes unlimited  
Ends Jan 3 Pause, Dream, Enjoy anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited

Christmas Door Card

Hi Card Makers - I learned how to create a door card by watching Frenchie's video. This is my first Christmas Door card. I created a couple of door cards at Thanksgiving. Why don't you visit her blog and watch the video - you can whip one up in no time! I do like the look of this door card, don't  you? Thank you Frenchie! This is a great video! Thank you for dropping by today - have a great week! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
White Card stock for the card base
Brown cardstock by Recollections for the front door and panels
Brad by Recollections for the door knob
Gingerbread Holiday sticker unknown
Black ink by Chalks to distress the panels and brown to distress the sentiment
Merry Christmas stamp the Poinsettia Bloom Collection - Marks Finest Papers
Red Ink MS
CHALLENGES 
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited
Ends Dec 29 2013 Christmas Cards WK 4 unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited 
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects  
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited  
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything Goes unlimited
Ends Jan 3 Pause, Dream, Enjoy anything goes unlimited 
Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited

Brrr Baby It's Cold Outside

It is freezing cold here in Michigan! Yes, Baby it is cold outside! But nice and toasty inside! Thanks for dropping by - I hope you will come back again. Remember, I have blog candy - click on the tab above - so click on it and enter. Also, if you want more chances to enter - just read the rest of the information! Your post for blog candy must be posted on the blog candy page qualify - have a great day! Gail
Recipe
White Size A2 card by Joann Essentials
Embossing folder Cuttlebug Grace's Frame
Digital Stamp - Compliments of Broken Box Stock - Brrr Girl
Crayola Coloring Pencils
Rangers Perfect Pearl Mist
CHALLENGES 
Ends Dec 29 WK 4 2013 Christmas Cards unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited

Ends Jan 3 Pause, Dream, Enjoy anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 1 Papercraft Star - snow
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything goes unlimited 
Ends Jan 7  Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects
 
Ends Jan 17 Broken Box Stock - 3E(#2) Winter/Snowflakes

Cookie Monster Punches Card

How cute is this? I learned this Cookie Monster technique from watching Dawn's Video
Dawn's Cookie Monster is a bag Topper, but I placed it on a card. 
My grandson, Carson likes Thomas the Train (I added that sticker at the corner of this card)  and Cookie Monster. 
We are celebrating Christmas with my son Ben, his wife Michelle and their 5 children tomorrow. It is going to be a grand day! Thanks for stopping by. ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Dawn's Video - CLICK HERE 
Micron Black Ink Pen to write message
Thomas Sticker Sandy Lions
Recollections papers
Size A2 pre-made white cardstock  
CHALLENGE
Ends Dec 30 WK 4 2013 Christmas Cards unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited

Ends Jan 3 Pause, Dream Enjoy anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything goes unlimited 
Ends Jan 7  Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects

Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited

Winter Birds

BRRR - it is cold here in Michigan! I hope you are having nicer weather. This card is created using several embellishments from my scrap box - we all have those, right? Thanks for stopping by today and come back again! Enjoy your day!
RECIPE
White pre-made cardstock size A2 card Joann's Essentials
Journal Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug (first time I used this folder)
Strip of red with gold stitching ribbon
3-D poinsettia embellishment
Let It Snow stamp -unknown
Crayola Coloring Pencils
Rangers Perfect Pearls Mist
Digital Stamp - Broken Box Stock
Pop up tape Forever in Time
CHALLENGES 
Ends Dec 29 WK 4 2013 Christmas Cards unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited

Ends Jan 1 Papercraft Star - snow
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything goes unlimited

Ends Jan 3 Pause, Dream, Enjoy anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited  
Ends Jan 7  Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects
Ends Jan 17 Broken Box Stock - 3E(#1) Winter/Snowflakes

Bear Card Created with Punches

Hi Card Makers! Isn't this the cutest Bear Card? I learned how to create it from Dawn.(Thank you Dawn for a great tutorial)
Click HERE and you can watch Dawn created this beautiful Bear Card. He is so cute, cute! Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your day.
RECIPE
Dawn's Bear Card Instructions
Recollection papers & scraps
Spellbinders Heart Shaped Die Cut
Friskers Circle punches 1", 3/4", 1/2"
SU Circle punch 1 3/4"
Friskers Oval punch
White Gel Pen
Micron Black Ink Pen
CHALLENGES 
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited 
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything goes unlimited 
Ends Jan 3 Pause, Dream, Enjoy anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 4 Card Crafters Circle anything goes 3E(#3)
Ends Jan 7  Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects 

Baby Girl Dresser Card

Hi Card Makers! Here is another Dresser Card creations. Stop by HERE to learn how to create a quick and easy Dresser Card. This card has dollar store embellishments. Enjoy your day!
RECIPE
White cardstock for the base
DCWV Glitter Pink Paper for Drawers
Recollection brads
Dollar Store Embellishments
Doll Hanger - made smaller and reshaped
Real-Estate Punch by EK
CHALLENGES 
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited 
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
End Dec 31 Through the Craftroom Door 2E(#2)
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes 
Ends Jan 1 Party Time Tuesday 2E(#2) anything goes 
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything goes unlimited  
Ends Jan 3 Pause, Dream, Enjoy anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 4 Card Crafters Circle anything goes 3E(#2)
Ends Jan 7  Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects 

Baby Boy Dresser Card

Hi Crafters! I am blessed that you stopped by to visit.  
I really like the DRESSER Card look for a card. You can learn how to make one by clicking HERE. Jackie is a great teacher - I hope you will stop by and enjoy her tutorial.
I like to keep these type of cards on hand for upcoming births and/or baby showers. The dresser card is quick to create and there are so many ways to decorate this card for many occasions.  Have a great day and come back again! ~Gail~  
I have blog candy - look at the top tab - you can enter there.
RECIPE
Dresser Card Instructions
Blue Recollections cardstock
DCWV Gilltery Cardstock for drawers
Dollar store embellishments
Recollection Brads
EK Punch Real Estate
Hanger - doll clothes hanger that I cut down a bit and reshaped
CHALLENGES 
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited 
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
End Dec 31 Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes 2E(#1)
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 1  Party Time Tuesday - 2E(#1)anything goes 
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything goes unlimited 
Ends Jan 3 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes unlimited 
Ends Jan 4 Card Crafters Circle anything goes 3E(#1)
Ends Jan 7  Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Diaper Fold Card MFP

Hi Card Makers -here is a quick card to create and fun too! You can get the tutorial by clicking here.
I hope you are having a wonderful day! We have snow here in Michigan about 5 inches - but we can still drive on the roads! Enjoy your day!
RECIPE
Diaper Fold Tutorial
square sheet of double sided card stock
Wild Horses stamp set by Marks Finest Papers
Memento black ink
Cricut Cut Tag Elegant Edges Cartridge (from my scrap embellishment box)
CHALLENGES
Ends Dec 28 at noon - Diaper Folder Tutorial Time Speedy TV 
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything goes unlimited



Wednesday, December 26, 2012

CAS ~ God will Never Leave you

Hi Crafters. Here is a card from Je t'Amore Cardpad by Making Memories. Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great week! Gail
RECIPE
Je t'Adore Love card
EK Butterfly punch
scraps of pink cardstock
MS red ink for distressing butterflies
Score Tape to adhere butterflies
Chalks black ink
Sentiment Stamp Clear Dollar Stamps
CHALLENGES 
Ends Dec 28 HIMCR anything but Christmas 3E(#3) 
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes unlimited 
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Wednesday Word Art - Anything Goes - Faith - 5E (#5)
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited

Ends Jan 1 CH#220 Flutter by Wednesday - include a butterfly or fairy on card 
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything goes unlimited 

Tree & Fence

Hi there crafters! Thank you for stopping by today. Here is a CAS (Clean and Simple) card using up some scraps and a new sentiment stamp. I hope you are having a wonderful crafting day! Come back again! ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Cardstock scraps
Ribbon scrap
2-hole punch Paper Studio for ribbon
Tree Die Cut - Tim Holtz
Fence Die Cut - Dynamic Die
Pop up Tape Forever in Time
Stamp Sentiment - Clear Dollar Stamps (they are having a sale right now)
CHALLENGES
Ends Dec 28 HIMCR anything but Christmas 3E(#2) 
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes unlimited 
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Wednesday Word Art - Anything Goes - Faith - 5E (#4)
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited 

Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything goes unlimited

CAS Jingle Bells & Snowman

Hi Crafters - welcome. I am in need of more Christmas Cards for this week. Here is a CAS card. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week!
RECIPE
DCWV Size A2 Pre-made card
Snowman 3-d embellishment from scrap bin
Jolee's Jingle Bells & Bow 3-d embellishment
Merry Christmas stamp by Marks Finest Papers
Black ink - MS
Challenges
Ends Dec 26 Simon Says Merry Christmas unlimited 
Ends Dec 27 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Celebration unlimited
Ends Dec 27 Paper Playtime - Winter Fun - unlimited
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited
Ends Dec 29 WK 4 2013 Christmas Cards unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited
Ends Dec 31 CH#94 Wags and Whiskers anything goes - unlimited projects  
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Wednesday Word Art - Anything Goes - Faith - 5E (#3)
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy  anything  goes unlimited
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything goes unlimited 
Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited

CAS Merry Christmas

Hi Crafters - here is another CAS Card for this morning. Enjoy your week and thanks for dropping by!
RECIPE
Pre-made DCWV Size A2 card
Embellishment candle from scrap box
Merry Christmas stamp - Marks Finest Papers Poinsettia Bloom Collection
Black Ink MS
Challenges
Ends Dec 26 Simon Says Merry Christmas unlimited 
Ends Dec 27 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Celebration unlimited 
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited
Ends Dec 29 2013 Christmas Cards WK 4 unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited 
Ends Dec 30 Artistic Inspirations anything goes3E(#3) 
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects  
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Wednesday Word Art - Anything Goes - Faith - 5E (#2)
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited 
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything goes unlimited 
Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited

For Unto Us a Child is born...

Good Morning the day after Christmas Crafters! I hope you had a wonderful day of celebration yesterday. We sure did! Today's card is a CAS - I downloaded this beautiful digital stamp from BTFC blog. Hop over to visit Carmen's blog and download this freebie yourself. Enjoy your day and thank you for dropping by! Gail
RECIPE
DCWV Tree Pre-made size A2 card
Digital Stamp in color from BTFC
Pop up tape by Forever in Time
Snowflake brad by Recollections
Green ink for distressing by MS
CHALLENGES  
Ends Dec 26 Simon Says Merry Christmas unlimited
Ends Dec 27 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Celebration unlimited 
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited
Ends Dec 29 2013 Christmas Cards WK 4 unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited 
Ends Dec 30 Artistic Inspirations anything goes3E(#2) 
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects  
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Wednesday Word Art - Anything Goes - Faith - 5E (#1)
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited 
Ends Dec 31 The Scrapbooking Queen - CH# 15 Christmas/digital stamp (elf boots)
Ends Jan 2 Simon Says Anything goes unlimited
Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Twist of Faith Challenge #17

Merry Christmas! God Bless you on this beautiful Christmas morning! What a wonderful day to celebrate! I hope you take time to thank God for all of the blessings He has given - especially the blessing of His only son, Jesus who died on the Cross so our sins would be washed away. That is why Jesus came to earth and was born in a manager - to eventually die for our sins. Thank you for stopping by today. Peace on Earth and Goodwill to men ~ Gail ~

Twist of Faith Challenge #17 sponsor is Clear Dollar Stamps! Our random prize winner will receive a $15 voucher for use at the Clear Dollar Stamps store.. wonderful! We're thrilled to have Clear Dollar Stamps as a sponsor because the images are wonderful, and the sentiments fit the heart of our challenge here so perfectly!

This week we have a colour challenge for you.... your creations can be along any theme, as long as the colours used are.... 

GOLD AND WHITE
Remember that your creation should show your Twist of Faith!

Here is my creation using the Devotional Digital Stamp & sentiment by Clear Dollar Stamps.
Morning Devotional Digital Clear Dollar Stamp
RECIPE
Pre-made size A2 card Joann's Essentials
Clear Dollar Stamp Morning Devotional Digital Stamp and Sentiment
Mat - Mira Golden Swirl Cardstock
Ribbon - Organza from Joann's Stores
Pop Up Tape on sentiment and digital stamp Forever in Time
CHALLENGES  
Ends Dec 28 HIMCR anything but Christmas 3E(#1)
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited
Ends Dec 30 Artistic Inspirations anything goes3E(#1)
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects 
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Tuesday Alchemy anything goes unlimited

Monday, December 24, 2012

CAS May God's Light Shine ...

Wow! It is Christmas Eve and tomorrow is the big day! I hope you are ready! This year has gone by FAST - at least it has to me! Enjoy your evening - Merry CHRISTmas! Gail
RECIPE
White Cardstock for the card base
Stamp Set Poinsettia Bloom Marks Finest Papers
Memento Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
CHALLENGES
Ends Dec 26 Simon Says Merry Christmas unlimited
Ends Dec 27 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Celebration unlimited
Ends Dec 27 Paper Playtime - Winter Fun - unlimited  
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited  
Ends Dec 29 2013 Christmas Cards WK 4 unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card 
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects
Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited

Elf Boots

Merry CHRISTmas Eve! I hope you have a wonderful day. We have church service at 3 pm today - I am looking forward to the fellowship and worship. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day! Gail
RECIPE
Kraft Cardstock for base of card
Snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Elf Boots Digital Stamp BTFC
Speech Bubble Digital Squigglyfly
Chimney - Simple Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Scrap papers used for cutting
Sentiment done in Word program
Pop Up Tape - Forever in Time
Sharpie Markers for coloring
CHALLENGES
Ends Dec 26 Simon Says Merry Christmas unlimited
Ends Dec 27 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Celebration unlimited
Ends Dec 27 Paper Playtime - Winter Fun - unlimited
Ends Dec 27 Brown Sugar - not a Hallmark - 2E (#2) Humorous 
Ends Dec 28 2 Sisters - Krafty Christmas - use Kraft Cardstock - unlimited    
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited  
Ends Dec 29 2013 Christmas Cards WK 4 unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card 
Ends Dec 30 Pink Elephant - anything goes - unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
 Ends Dec 31 Die Cuttin Diva - Holiday Spirit - use a die cut -unlimited
Ends Dec 31 The Scrapbooking Queen - CH# 15 Christmas/digital stamp (elf boots)
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects
Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Star, A Star Shining in the Night

Welcome to my blog! It is almost Christmas! Do you feel like singing Christmas carols? I do - and here is my card as inspiration from a Christmas Carol - have a great night! Come back again as it is always an honor to have you visit. ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
TCP Cardstock for base card
Snowman Digital Stamp by Meljens
Christmas Carol words typed in Word program
Spectrum Noir Markers
CHALLENGES 
Ends Dec 27 Avadares Challenge - Anything with a Digi 
Ends Dec 28 One Stop Craft Christmas Carol 2E(#1)
Ends Dec 24 FOSTV - Happy Holiday Cards - unlimited 
Ends Dec 26 Simon Says Merry Christmas unlimited
 Ends Dec 27 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Celebration -  
Ends Dec 27 Paper Playtime - Winter Fun - unlimited unlimited   
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited  
Ends Dec 29 2013 Christmas Cards WK 4 unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card 
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 The Scrapbooking Queen - CH# 15 Christmas/digital stamp 
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects
Ends Jan 4 Challenges 4 Everybody  CH#10 Anything goes 3E (#3)
Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited

Santa in the Window

Welcome! This is the cutest digital stamp from Bugaboo - Santa in the Window - I received it free when it was offered a few weeks ago. Thank you for stopping by! Merry Christmas ~ Gail ~
RECIPE
Pre Made Merry Christmas background card DCWV
Digital Stamp - Santa in the Window Bugaboo
Jingle Bell - Jolee's Embellishment
Spectrum Noir Markers
Artist Loft Markers
Pop up Tape Forever in Time
CHALLENGES
Ends Dec 24 FOSTV - Happy Holiday Cards - unlimited
Ends Dec 26 Simon Says Merry Christmas unlimited  
Ends Dec 27 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Celebration - unlimited 
Ends Dec 28 Card Crafters Circle - limited to 9 other challenges - Christmas 3E (#3)
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited
Ends Dec 29 2013 Christmas Cards WK 4 unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card 
Ends Dec 30 Christmas Cards All Year Long Santa unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects 
Ends Jan 4 Challenges 4 Everybody  CH#10 Anything goes 3E (#2)
Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited

Jingle Bells

Welcome to my bog. This CAS card is going to hubby this year with a personal message inside.
RECIPE
White Cardstock for the base of the card
Jingle Bells embellishment by Jolee's Boutique
Making Memories acrylic button
Red stripped ribbon by Kai - I am almost out of this ribbon - I hope I can find some more!
CHALLENGES 
Ends Dec 24 FOSTV - Happy Holiday Cards - unlimited
Ends Dec 26 Simon Says Merry Christmas unlimited  
Ends Dec 27 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Celebration - unlimited 
Ends Dec 28 Card Crafters Circle - limited to 9 other challenges - Christmas 3E (#2)
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited
Ends Dec 29 2013 Christmas Cards WK 4 unlimited Jingle Bells or other Christmas Card
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects 
Ends Jan 4 Challenges 4 Everybody  CH#10 Anything goes 3E (#1)
Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sami

Hi Card Makers! I am happy you stopped by. Life is Good here in Michigan. Enjoy your day and please come back again.
RECIPE
Kraft Cardstock for card base
Scraps of plaid, Polk-a-dot and gray cardstock
Spectrum Noir Markers
Fiskars Kaleidoscrope Border punch
Pop Up Tape- Forever In Time
Merry Christmas Stamp - Mark;s Finest Papers Poinsettia Bloom
Digital Stamp - Sami - compliments of Tammy
CHALLENGES  
Ends Dec 22 2013 Christmas WK 3 Christmas Card
 Ends Dec 24 FOSTV - Happy Holiday Cards - unlimited
Ends Dec 26 Simon Says Merry Christmas unlimited   
Ends Dec 27 Paper Playtime - Winter Fun - unlimited 
Ends Dec 27 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Celebration - unlimited 
Ends Dec 28 2 Sisters - Krafty Christmas - use Kraft Cardstock - unlimited  
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited 
Ends Dec 29 Catch the Bug - Border - unlimited
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited
 Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects  
Ends Dec 31 The Scrapbooking Queen - CH# 15 Christmas/digital Sami stocking
Ends Jan 3 A Day For Daises Mad For Plaid - must use their Digital Stamp
Ends Jan 8  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited

Snowman holding snowball

Howdy Card Makers - I hope you had time to create today! Christmas is almost here! Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by! Gail
RECIPE
Pre-made Snowflake card
Blue cardstock scraps for snowflake border created with Snowflake Fiskars punch
Scrap of blue snowflake paper
Digital Stamp - Bugaboo Stamps
Merry Christmas Stamp Marks Finest Papers Poinsettia Bloom Collection
Black Ink - Memento
CHALLENGES
Ends Dec 22 2013 Christmas WK 3 Christmas Card 
Ends Dec 24 FOSTV - Happy Holiday Cards - unlimited
 Ends Dec 26 Simon Says Merry Christmas unlimited  
Ends Dec 27 Paper Playtime - Winter Fun - unlimited 
Ends Dec 27 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Celebration - unlimited 
Ends Dec 29 Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Christmas - unlimited
Ends Dec 29 Catch the Bug - Border - unlimited        
Ends Dec 31 Die Cuttin Diva - Holiday Spirit - use a die cut -unlimited      
Ends Dec 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now - anything goes- unlimited 
Ends Dec 31 Wags and Whiskers - CH #94 anything goes - unlimited projects
Ends Dec 31 The Scrapbooking Queen - CH# 15 Christmas/digital snowman
Ends Jan  Clear it Out - Christmas - unlimited
Ends Jan 4 Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Snowmen 3E (#3)