Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Calendar Girls.....

Are at it again!

It is my month to hostess and here is my challenge:
Well, it is May and I always like to honor my father this month.
So, to celebrate him (and fathers every where) let us make a masculine celebratory card with any SCS sketch that ends in 25 (the year he was born).
Please let us know which sketch you used and a memory of a special man in your life.

I used SCS Sketch 425 for my card:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

"Music is a Gift"

Paola is the hostes this month and said:
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
~ Plato~

My partner Judy and I decided on a music theme
for this round of duels and this is our challenge to you all :
If you could dedicate a song to someone in your life ,
what would your song choice be , and to whom will you dedicate it and why? ♥

Kit Contents:

Stamps : Gift Of Music /D.Morgan 
by: Stamps Happens INc ;
Violin/Music scroll & Angel w/Instrument : UNknown
Sentiments by : Cling Stamps Co. # 557133

Accessories : 
Designer Papers : * Up,Up & Away (Doodle Bug Design); *Bella Boutique Stack (DCWV) ; * SU Double D/P x 2 ; *Elementary Pianoforte Music Examination (from a real Conservatory of Music book)

*Ribbon : barely banana grosgrain from SU
*Virtuoso Music Die in black and in white 
(Memory Box ; *Viviene Butterfly (Music Box) ;
*Assorted gems and pearls in a variety of shape/sizes

A very fun kit, which I didn't do justice to!  I couldn't seem to wrap my head around a color palette that would coexist with the beautiful DP's.  So, I copped out and made this:

At a later point, I have lots of leftovers to create another project, which is floating around in my 

And, to follow through on the rest of the challenge, here is my song:

It is (once again) dedicated to my wonderful husband!!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Carriers of Faith

MAY challenge: Tell your story!

Hostess: Kelly

Scripture: "Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—

those he redeemed from the hand of the foe..." ~ Psalm 107:2

This is one of my favorite times of year, celebrating this time of Christ's resurrection! On Easter morning when the tomb was empty, the gift to all of us was the assurance that we will live again and be given eternally glory. As Christians, of course, we hope to know Christ and accept him as our Savior and share the gospel with friends, family, those we fellowship with. Truly when God died on that cross for you, for me, for all of us, he paid the price for us to worship at his feet and redeem ourselves. On this hop today, we all unite to share our creations with you as well as a letter on each stop of the way. Please remember the letter on your host's blog and at the end ( Kelly ) will ask you to write the word from all the letters in order! What's more fun, there is a prize for one lucky winner which will be given at random from all those leaving the Guess the Word comment! ♥ Blessings to each of you! ♥

Challenge: This month, create a card/project/scrapbook page/picture based on the scripture above and what the meaning you pull from that is. Tell us your story! What speaks to your heart? What gifts do you have that you give to others as part of a fellowship - do you read, pray, write, create, walk, sing? There are so many parts in each of us ~ what part of your story are you sharing with others? As an added bonus but not required!! Please use the color GREEN {my VERY favorite color!}somewhere on your card to represent newness, growth, the blossoming of nature around us and the blooming friendships we have!


Those of you that know me, know in have absolutely no musical sense, so to answer Kelly's question.....I don't do anything musical in Church except support my husband as he rings bells!  I have always been active in Church though....running Sunday School and VBS, being an Elder and sitting on Church Council.  I have even been known to deliver bread to guests living close by.  I never press my beliefs on others, but will always tell His Story when the occasion arises!

You gave now read through a page full.....just to get the last letter in our hop.  Thanks for sticking around!

My letter is "D".


Friday, May 2, 2014

Friends with Flair!!

My title says it all!

Finally this week is over....and I have a minute to craft for myself.  I just spent most of the week making a basket of cards for a Chinese Auction at my Church!!  Nothing like deciding at the last moment to do it......but, I have two days to spare, since it is due on

For FFF I used a brand new stamp with a bunch of scraps from my stash...if you know me, you know I throw nothing away and have been on a year long trip of not buying without a specific swap in mind.  Even then, I am on a mission to use what I have!!