I've been published!!!

To see the details of my card please go to this post.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Just Some Lines - Winter Wonderland Challenge Reminder

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today's post is for the challenge reminder over at Just Some Lines.

You still have one week left to submit something for a chance to win....why don't you come join us???

Friday, December 07, 2012

Wags n Whiskers - Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!  Today is a new challenge over at Wags n' Whiskers it is "Anything Goes".  That's right...time to have some fun :)  I love anything goes challenges since it doesn't limit you to any particular theme and I love seeing what everyone else comes up with

Now head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the team has created and join in on the fun!!

The Stamping Chef - Freebie Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you all had a nice week and got some fun plans for the weekend.  Since it's Friday, it means that it's Freebie day at The Stamping's image is this adorable Christmas Octopus....Make sure to head on over to the blog and grab her :)

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Sassy Studio Designs - Dare to Be Sassy Thursday

Happy Thursday everyone!  I am very excited to be doing this post today as it is my first official post as a guest designer for Sassy Studio Designs!! This week's Dare to Be Sassy Thursday Challenge is "Celebrations"
My card today uses "Holiday Belle"  

Hope you will join the fun and give it a go. You don't need to use a SSD image to play along, but we love it when you do. Enter by next Wednesday night for your chance to win 2 SSD images of your choice.

There is some extra incentive for using a SSD image, you get to enter twice. So if you use one, make sure you link to your blog post and the second link can just be to your blog (it won't let you link to the same post twice). After your name, please put SSD, so we know why you are linking twice!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Inky Impressions - Winter/Snow Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Hope you having a great week so far.  Today's challenge at Inky Impressions is Winter/Snow.  My creation today uses MarLeigha & Pebbles Ice Skating , Winter fun sentiment, charm and ribbon all from Inky Impressions.

Make sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the dt has created and to join in on the fun!

The Stamping Chef - Challenge

There is a challenge over at The Stamping Chef.....

Here is a copy of the post :)

Hello crafters!
We're going to kick of the bi-weekly challenges in the new year,
but to make you more familiar with The Stamping Chef,
we're going to have a little challenge this week!
If you play along, you'll have a chance to win a $10 coupon to the shop
The runner up will receive a $5 coupon!
So here's what you'll have to do.
Make a project with a TSC product,
Freebies, kits, or digi's, everything is ok,
and upload it through our Inkielinkie.
Next week we'll draw our 2 winners!
If you didn't see our latest digi yet,
she's the cutest and just woke up
"GoodMorning Mimi" 
Good luck, and we can't wait to see those awesome projects!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Stamping Chef - New Release

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I don't know about you but I am SO not ready for this cold weather, it's been nasty here and I can't seem to convince my hubby to move some place warm :(  Anyway, today is a New Release day at The Stamping Chef and Tamara as an absolutely adorable princess for you named Peyton.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Card Drive for Missions Trip

I wanted to share this post that Lacey posted on the Stamp and Create blog...I'm just copying & Pasting it here :)

Card Drive for Missions Trip

The day after Christmas I will be going to Ecuador with my family and other families from my church for a Missions trip.
We will be visiting an orphanage called Casa de Fe (their facebook page is here).
Our group will include my family of 4 (2 kids; 8 and 10 years old), another family of 4 (2 kids; 8 and 10 years old), another Mom coming by herself, and another Dad with his son (12 years old). To get there, we have to drive 6 hours from Jacksonville, FL to Miami, FL, take a 4 hour flight to Quito Ecuador, then take a 4 hour bus ride to Shell Ecuador to the edge of the Jungle.
Since our group includes children, we have different goals and "jobs" that we will do compared to a "typical" missions trip that you would normally think about. We aren't building a well, or a building; we aren't physical therapists coming to treat the children and bring equipment for therapy; we aren't doctors coming to bring much-needed vaccinations; we aren't even Pastors to start up a church in the area! The good news is that this orphanage has already gone through most of that; they are already set up and established complete with their own school building and staff of teachers and caregivers.
Our "job" is to (1) bring school supplies that they need (and can't get shipped to them), and (2) to love on the kids and play with the kids! How cool is that?! Of course, we will help out with any need they have. But since this is an orphanage they don't have a "normal family" model to see and be a part of. Most of the employees of the home are women. So it's important to bring in families; specifically "dads" to show the love of Jesus.
Many of the children in the home are not "adoptable". There are many children who still have parents who love them. But since many of these children are special needs, their family's tribes do not have the medical help necessary to take care of these children. So Casa de Fe takes the children in and the families come visit as often as they can. One family travels a full week from the jungle every few months so visit their son (yes, it takes a full week for them to get to the home from their village)!!
There is a touching video on the opening page of their website that talks about the home and plans they have. This is an older video - they now have the multi-purpose building and they just opened up the school earlier this year. There is still a lot of work that is needed, but they are making wonderful progress. There are pictures and updates on their facebook page.
Ok, so I was thinking about something I can do personally to make a difference in the lives of these children. So I thought it would be a great idea to do a card drive to bring these cards to the children!!
So here's the deal:
~ Send me "Thinking of You" or "praying for you" type of cards for a child (not birthday or Christmas cards and must be a "kid" card - no adult humor or inappropriate content)

~ Include the State/Country you are from in the signature part of your card (so I can show the kids where the cards came from)

~ The cards need to arrive by Dec 24th since we are leaving on the 26th.

~ If you blog, post this card drive on your blog (or email your crafty friends if you don't blog) to share the card drive throughout the stamping world.

~ Please include an encouraging message or even your favorite bible verse!

Each card received will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Stamp and Create!

I will bring the cards to the children and will use it as a way to teach some geography as well!!
I will post the winner of the card drive after we return around the 2nd week in January.
Mail cards to:
Lacey Stephens
c/o OCF
6200-2 Lake Gray Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32244

Stamp and Create - Glitter/Sparkle Christmas Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a very nice weekend.   Since it's Monday, it also means a new inspiration and a new challenge for Stamp and Create...The challenge this month is Glittler/Sparkle Christmas.....

I used Christmas Fairy with coordinating sentiment from Strawberry kisses and was decorated with Ranger Stickles..  The Designer paper is from the New Rejoice Paper Pad from Bo Bunny

My card was entered into the following challenges:

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Blog Candy over at Anita's

A fellow Melonheadz DT member, Anita is having some blog candy...A chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Melonheadz and a goodie box for those of you in the US :)

Spread the word!!

The Stamping Chef - Dutch love card

A quick card I made last night using "Dutch Glory" and some paper from the "I'm Me Digital Scrapbook Kit".  The layout was found in one of the books by Close to My Heart that I've had for a while and never used :/