Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sketch Saturday Challenge #568




It is time to play along with our challenge from Sketch Saturday!!  We would love to see what you come up with using our sketch.  For my take...I flipped the sketch this week and used a digi from our challenge sponsor MMedel Illustrations.  What will you come up with???

Friday, June 14, 2019

CALM!!

Just breathe and stay calm!!  
Today cue card from CASology was CALM!!  
This dude is super calm!!  

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sailing on the Deep Blue Sea

Sailing Home stamp set from Stampin Up is becoming a favorite of mine....perfect set for this Florida girl.  Here I am using it for the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  

Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts smelled...freshly brewed coffee each morning//flowers delivered to the office every Monday morning//salty beach air

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Another Two For One Today...

The Art of Stripes: Over 30 ways to wear stripes: Amazon.co.uk: Hardie Grant, Libby VanderPloeg: 9781784881511: BooksYesterday I used a Library Challenge (draw your inspiration from the title, cover, or story of the chosen book) and today I am using another Library Challenge.  The book for this challenge is The Art Of Stripes.  The Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge was a great compliment to the Library Challenge.  I love this Beautiful You stamp set from Stampin Up.  She is such a classy looking lady and I love adding rhinestones to create a necklace for her.  This time I left the sentiment off saving it until I know who I am sending it too.

Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts full...bathtub full of hot water//my coffee cup//guest list for my daughters wedding.
 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

You Are My True North

 Again today I am combining two challenges...The Library Challenge (use the cover, title, or story of the chosen book to inspire your creation) and the Inspired By Challenge.  I pulled the lighthouse from the Library challenge and the copper from the Inspire By challenge.


Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts painted...glass painting done by my father as a teenager passed on to our son when he moved into his apartment//snowman winter wonder land picture my daughter did when she was 5...it still comes out every Christmas//the B. Buckly Moss handing in our bedroom that was gifted to us by our church in VA when we moved...precious to me!!

Monday, June 10, 2019



I have a stash of buttons so this sketch challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch was easy to pull off!!!  And since I had a baby shower yesterday, a baby card was needed!!  Buttons and baby just seem to go together!!  

Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts that made you smile...wedding ceremony of two dear friends this weekend//my hubby modeling the suit for our daughters wedding...he is gonna look so handsome//the realization this morning that I had several honorable mentions from blog challenges on my cards!!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Rainbow Fusion

Fusion time...use just the sketch or use just the photo or use both!!  Today I am using both on my card for the Fusion Challenge.  This challenge is always a fun one for me and I usually try and meet both elements of the challenge.  Thank you Fusion for the inspiration!!

Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts empty...our empty nest--I know some couples struggle with an empty nest but my hubby and I are enjoying being just the two of us!!  Don't misinterpret--I miss my kids and always look forward to their visits!!  Credit Card balance--empty!! One of the best feelings, not carrying a balance!!  Dirty clothes hamper--starting off the weekend with it being empty is a gift!!!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Sailing Home//Color Challenge//Summer


SUMMER was the theme challenge for Paper Players...the colors from the Color Throwdown challenge fit perfect for a summer theme (Navy, Coral, Teal and Cream).  So...I am using both challenges for today's card.  Once a gain Stampin Up's new Sailing Home stamp set and matching dies was perfect for today's creation.  



Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts in what you are reading...YouVersion devotional that I am reading with my sister...this is a special daily connection we have over the miles//My Kindle book...my unwind activity at the end of each day//prompt scripts for my new job...I am so thankful for my new job, there may be a huge learning curve but I am loving it!!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Above the Clouds...Life is a Beautiful Ride

ABOVE THE CLOUDS BUNDLEFreshly Made Sketch had another fun sketch.  I paired it with Stampin Up's Above the Clouds stamp set.  This set can be found in the new catalog that just came out and it has a matching punch!  

Last month we went to a hot air balloon festival and it was such and amazing event.  If you ever have the opportunity to go to a hot air balloon glow...you really should!!  it was the coolest thing ever!!  


Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts). a gift of peace, hope, joy...Psalms 91 has all three packed into one place!!!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

A Good Man Knows....

A good man knows how to relax and find calm!!  This stamp from Stampin Up's A Good Man set is perfect for the CASology challenge this week....CALM!!  

Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts funny...our son--he can make me laugh!! Embarrassing moments from long ago--not funny then but looking back they make us laugh now!!  April Fools jokes between a grandma and her grandson!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Sailing Home is now available....

This awesome stamp set and matching dies....Sailing Home....is now available from Stampin Up's new catalog!!  Living in Florida made this new set a must have for me!  Today's card was inspired by the sketch challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch. It may not look like the sketch at first glance, but if you study the card you will see where each element is.  


Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts)3 gifts orange...a sunrise...the beginning of a new day!!  // a sunset...the close of another day!!  // the fruit...refreshing on a hot summer day!!

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Let's give a round of applause to the CTS Honorable Mentions!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sketch Saturday #566

Here is my take on our sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday.  We would love for you to come play along with us.  

Check out our sketch...
Create a Card using the sketch as inspiration...
Post it to our blog...
Share our challenge with your friends...
Thanks for playing along with us.   

We always enjoying seeing what you come up using our sketch.  So many great interpretations!!

Friday, May 31, 2019

A Good Man Preview


Here is a preview of a great stamp set that will be coming out next week in Stampin Up's new catalog....A Good Man. Masculine cards can be difficult but when you have a great stamp set it sure does help!!  I will say...this is a great stamp set!!  Check it out in the new Stampin Up catalog that begins next week!!  My inspiration for this card was the sketch challenge from As You See It.

Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts). 3 gift found in church...worship//friends//His word explained

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sailing Home Showcase



Here is another card showcasing the new Sailing Home stamp set that will be available next week when the new Stampin Up catalog goes live.  The Mojo Monday sketch challenge was the inspiration for my card. 

Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts blue...The sky//The water//My sapphire ring

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Above the Clouds

Here is a preview of another new stamp set (Above the Clouds) available next month from Stampin Up's new catalog!!  It can be bought in a bundle with a matching punch.  Yippie!!!  For today's card, I used the sketch challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch as my inspiration.  

Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) a gift at 8am, 12pm, and 8pm...first patient of the day comes in at 8:00--an opportunity to be a blessing//lunch time--I feel very fortunate that I can go home and enjoy lunch with my hubby//the close of the day--time to relax with a book!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Sunflower Kindness




I just got Stampin Up's Painted Harvest stamp set...loving it!!  My daughter is getting married in September and her flowers/decorations will be sunflowers so I had to get this set and create some party favors.  Until I need to get started on those I am playing with it.  The Inspired By challenge this week was a perfect place to play with it.

Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts in today's work...patient co-workers as I learn a new job//structure//uniform--I love not having to decide what to wear each day!!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Hope is the Anchor

A quick entry before we begin our work/holiday at my Mother-in-laws.
Happy Memorial Day!!

Here is my take on the sketch challenge from the  Paper Craft Crew challenge !  The color combo for this card was inspired by the color challenge from Sunday Stamps.  I’m using a new stamp set that will be coming out in Stampin Up’s new catalog this June!!  It is called Sailing home and it has matching dies!!  You know how I I’ve that!!  Be on the lookout!!


Excited about my "Top Cup" Honors!!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Cycling Froggy



The Fusion challenge this week was a playful, fun one!!  I couldn't find my hedgehog stamp (I know I have one somewhere) so I just pulled Stampin Up's foggy set off the shelf.  I feel like I can count using both parts of this challenge...I may not have had a hedgehog on a scooter but I'm thinking a froggy on wheels kinda works!!


Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts flat...Beach blanket, Beach towels, floor of our boat...can you tell what we are doing today!!  Yep...we are taking our boat to the beach with some friends!!  They say it could get close to 100 degrees today...suncreen will be my friend!!


Friday, May 24, 2019

Library Challenge #33

Image result for agatha christie book covers death on the nileThe current Library Challenge is Agatha Christie's book Death on the Nile.  This challenge picks a book and asks us to create a card using one of the following...the cover, the title, or the story.  I'm using the cover.  The only camels I had were these from one of Stampin Up's retired Christmas set.  It works, and it gets me another Christmas card for my stash.

Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) gift in a pot, plate, package...Tortellini soup--yummy it is what is for dinner!! Christmas cookies--seemed fitting since I made a Christmas card today!!  My Stampin Up order of new catalog items that arrived yesterday--yippie!!


Update:  What an honor to be chosen as a Librarians Choice!!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cheers....Summer is here!!



Cheers....Summer is here!!  Well maybe not on the calendar but graduation at our local high school is tonight so for many that means SUMMER is here!!  That might be while CASology's cue card this week is SUMMER.  Going along with the summer theme...Hand Stamped Sentiments' color challenge is perfect for a summer theme...Costal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, and Melon Mambo.  Along with these two challenges I am also using the sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.

Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts found in community...friendships//helping hands//support...these attributes shine bright in our small community as we continue to rebuild after Hurricane Michael.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Plants....Clean and Simple




Plants...I can't keep them alive but I love them!! So I guess I just stamp them!!  Here is my little teacup of plants for the Paper Players plant challenge.  

Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts inside a closet...my special shoes--they aren't the prettiest but they help my achey feet//sweaters--I love my sweaters but hardly get to wear them since moving to FL//PJs--I just love soft clothes--my favorite pieces of clothing!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Jesus in My Heart & Coffee in My Hand




The Less is More blog gave us the challenge to create a BEVERAGE card.  Coffee is my go to beverage!!  With Jesus in my heart and coffee in my hand, I can conquer great things!!  Well....today at least!!


Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) 3 gifts found in little people...hugs//sparkle in their eye//giggles

Monday, May 20, 2019

Color Throwdown...Gray//Green//Aqua



I woke up this morning with creating on my mind so here is what you get...my 5:30 creation!!  It is for the Color Throwdown challenge to use Gray//Green//Aqua.  I decided to use Basic Gray, Tempting Torquoise, and Wild Wasabi from Stampin Up.  This color combo right away had me pulling Stampin Up's Lily Pad Lake stamp set off the shelf again.


Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts) a gift sweet, sour, salty...Sundaes with my honey yesterday!! Lemons!! Popcorn seasoned just right with Lawry's Season Salt!!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Waterfront Birthday

Here is my take on the sketch challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch.  I used the Waterfront stamp set from Stampin Up along with the Stitched Shapes die.  It is a clean and simple card that was created very quickly....now on to another day of play with my mom and sister!!  Yesterday was so much fun being together...Laughter is the best medicine!!  So thankful for this rare weekend together!!


Gifts Challenge: (using Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts daily prompts)  3 gifts from childhood...I got to grow up in Jamaica//my parents taught me the importance of living for Christ//never went hungry...may not have had very thing I wanted but I more than had what I needed!!


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