Archive | December, 2010

Happy New Year!

31 Dec

Good Morning…..

I hope you all have a super safe and fun Happy New Year.  =)

Appreciate each of you, my special blog readers.  Your support means so much to me. Thank you!!!

Blessings and Hugs!


Etsy Update 2

29 Dec

I have even more items to share with you that I have updated to my Etsy Shop.

Stuffed Envies….

Crochet Coin Purses:

Check it out – they are sure to tickle!

Etsy Shop Update

28 Dec

I have some new colors of Moe’s Crinkle ribbon.  It is all uploaded to my Etsy Shop. =) yeah!

I also have some  hand dyed tags.  Since I was in the staining and dying mode. =)

Tea Stained tags

Walnut Stained tags
Enjoy and Happy Creating!!!
Many Blessings, 

Blog Candy Winner

28 Dec

Good Morning!  A day late with posting the winner for the $10.00 gift card to Paper Romance.

The winner is:

Anonymous Shawna said…

Better late than never! I, too, love your videos. Merry Chrisrmas to you and yours!
Thank you to all who played!  Shawna send me your email at mduffek @ msn . com. 

You’re my type of Friend!

27 Dec

Good Morning sweet friends!  I hope you had a fabulous Christmas.  We sure did.  I am always amazed at God’s faithfulness and goodness!  

I do have one last Christmas picture to share with you.  This is of my babies on Christmas day.  This picture captures them perfectly…Happy, sweet and full of adventure and all things “boy”!
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a fabulous day!
Many Blessings, 
Sharing the Love: Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. Psalm 72:18

Family Christmas

26 Dec

We are beyond blessed!!  We serve a great and mighty God, who is always faithful.  I am so thankful to celebrate this Christmas season with my family and friends.  God has given us the greatest gift of all, His love and the the love of family and friends. Truly blessed beyond measure!

We have a HUGE family and I thought I’d share a few photos from our Christmas Eve get together.  My mom avoided the camera but I did get her in one of the “kids” shots.  There are other family members that are not in all of the shots.

I used PW – seventies action.  Love PW action for Photoshop.

 Here is all of the kiddo’s….they are soo sweet waiting for 
everyone to get there gifts before opening.
The kiddo’s opening their gifties.

 Nika  and Gabby  – sooo cute!
My Aunt Kathy, Uncle Rocky and baby Jay, their grandson.
Baby Jay opening his gift.
 This is my Mom!  She is holding the gift that baby jay opened.  She came up with idea and the boys and I painted it.  It’s a car mat that he can drive all of his cars on. The base is Duck Canvas and I used permeant acrylic paints.  Every house is a family member that lives near and at the heart is the name of church where his Dad and Mom pastor.  Once he catches on how it is suppose to work, he’ll love it.  My boys had a store bought one from 10 plus yrs ago.  We still have it and they still break it out and play.  Gotta love that! 
My oldest, Jeremy with baby Jay

Lily and Gabby – Amanda’s girls 

Anika (Chris and Sabrina’s) and Samuel (my youngest). They are being goofy! 
 Samuel, Uncle Critter (Chris – Jay’s daddy) and Baby Jay
 Samuel and Baby Jay – Baby Jay giving Samuel loves…soo cute!
 This is Tres, my cousin Tiffany’s youngest.

Many Blessings to you!

Sharing the Love:  Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. Hebrews 6:14

Merry Christmas!!!

25 Dec

I hope you are enjoying your day with your family and friends.  Many Blessings to you! 

Merry Christmas

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6

My first full day off from school……

22 Dec

and what to do, what to do?

Oh well I know exactly what to do!!!  I have presents to finish making, presents to wrap, baking to do, our Christmas Eve meal to plan, relaxing, resting, and watching a Christmas movie, plus a few projects that I have committed to do outside of class.  (LOL!)  Hmmmm….doesn’t sound like I am really going to be able to relax today….after all.

It does feel good to be done with my classes this semester.  =)

I made a set of cards the other day for a gift and here is one of the cards.

I used the new Typewriter cling stamp set from Hero Arts.  They have a ton of new stamps that were released and my wish list is long. LOL!

Stamps: My type cling set from Hero Arts, CHF Distress Ledger Backgrounder
Ink: PTI – Raspberry Fizz, Distress ink – Vintage Photo
Paper: PTI – Kraft CS
Accessories: Paper Doily from My Etsy shop, Country Crinkle Ribbon from SCH

Thanks for stopping by today!

Mary Blessings,


Sharing the Love:  Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10

Fabulous Friday on Monday

20 Dec

Good Morning!  Well I finally have the Fabulous Friday Video done and it’s Monday…..

Today I created a card using a stamp from Paper Romance. It’s a Kraftin’ Kimmie image called Rapunzel.  I made a card that is out of my comfort zone….Kim Hughes is one of my all time favorite artists and she creates amazing cards that uses line art images that could be colored and she leaves them as a black and white image and her cards are amazing!  Here is an example.

I am also offering up some Blog Candy – $10.00 gift certificate to Paper Romance.

Please leave a comment on this post and you have until 12.26.10 at midnight to leave a comment.  On the 27th I will draw a winner and announce on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sharing the Love:  O keep me, Lord, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed or disappointed, for my trust and my refuge are in You. Psalm 25:20

Sugar Creek Hollow Saturday

18 Dec

Here is m card for this week.  I went a little Tim Holtz…I used lots of distressing with vintage photo and antique linen.  I printed this adorable image from Sugar Creek Hollow and colored them with Copic Markers.  I used Rock Candy distress stickles and then sprayed everything with Glimmer Mist – Chalk mist. Love this stuff and as you can see it is ultra glimmery.

Make sure you check out the DT for tons of inspiration for all of those last minute Christmas gifts.

Blessings and have a wonderful weekend,
Sharing the Love:  But I trusted in, relied on, and was confident in You, O Lord; I said, You are my God.  Psalm 31:14