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Happy News!

Hi all!  I have been fighting the flu/cold/icky bug for the last week and haven't felt much like doing anything other than work and sleep.  Thank God for hubby!!!

I do have some exciting news though!!!!  I just found out that I made the design team for The Stamping Chef!!!  It's been over a year since I belonged on one and I am very excited about this one and these great girls to work with!!!


Without further adieu, here is my first challenge project for them using one of their awesome digis...


This is Miffy!  Isn't she cute?!?!  She is a free digi stamp that you can get at The Stamping ChefHERE.  Who doesn't love free?!?!  I made her for theBling Challenge going on right now.

Also great sale going on too!!!

 links:
Blog---- http://thestampingchef.wordpress.com/
Store----http://thestampingchef.oo.gd/


Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

Xmas Stash card Hop

A BIG kudos to Sarah for hosting this great blog hop. Hopefully you hopped over from Carla but if you didn't just head HERE to start at the beginning and check out the nice prize and special challenge for you to do :)

I think this is a great hop for all of us that make our Christmas Cards at the last minute. So here we are at the 10 month countdown, and I wanted to share with you a fast and easy way to make up some quick cards.

 I got one word for you...PRINTABLES!  Yep, pictures that you can download, print and cut out.  They are already colored for you and the details are just great!  Just Google what you want and there are a ton of work there to use.  (Just remember, most are covered by the Angle policy.  Meaning, you can print and use them for personal use but you are not allowed to sell the images or take created for creating them.) Here is the sheet that I used for this set...

Start with cardstock base (3) 8.5x11, cut in half for two cards. Next, pick out (2) 12x12 pattern…

So Excited

I just got home from work feeling a little blah and saw that I got a customer spotlight at one of my favorite sites...The Stamping Chef.  You can find the post HERE.  Please head over there and check them out, I think the stamps are just too cute!

This is the card that I entered for their Facebook Challenge...

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

card ckallenges

Decided to complete some challenges this week.  Instead of making seperate posts, I decide this time to just put them all together.

1) A Simple Birthday Card-
CLEAN & SIMPLE-sketch
2) A Grown Up Valentines card to pass out- using Wild Card Cartridge
FANTABULOUS CRICUT- Be My Valentines
3) Earthquake Man ( named by the kiddos because I used an Action Wobble to make him shake, lol.)
As you can see they were having a ball and want more cards like these!
SEIZE THE BIRTHDAY-Masculine birthday sketch ACTION WOBBLE CHALLENGE- using a stamped image ( I got this stamp pack for $2 at Ollies, great deal)
4) Musical Inspiration
LESS-IS MORE- music/one layer card
5) V-Day greetings
CONNIE CAN CROP- chipboard hearts and eyelets
6) Going RED!

CASEOLOGY- Red SKETCH SATURDAY- inspiration sketch
7) V-day greatings 2

ABC CHALLENGES- red, pink, white
8) Last V-day card of the season

Retro Sketches- inspiration design Cupcake Inspiration All That Stickles- Xmas Red

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stop…

Banner Hop Winners

Banner Bonanza Blog Hop Winners! Thanks so much to all those who took the time to participate in our Banner Bonanza Blog Hop this past weekend! We had so much fun making our banners and hoped you had fun viewing them as well. :) Maybe you even found an idea or two you'd like to try!

Our winners from the hop are... Drum roll please...
3 Girl Jam $15 Gift Certificate WINNER: SARAH
Miriam's Crafting Supplies Choice of 10 Sets of Pearls WINNER: YVONNE Hot Berry Designs $10 Gift Certificate WINNER: LINDA
Close to My Heart Consultant - Lucy Kelleher $10 Gift Certificate *Please visit and "like" her Facebook page as well as leave a comment to be eligible to win* WINNER: TONYA

Winners should email Ashley at especiallymadeblog@gmail.com no later than Tuesday February 19th to claim their prizes.
Thanks again to all who hopped! :)


Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

Sunday Blessings- Believe

I have to admit, I have been feeling very computer blah the past 2 wks. Work is very busy, but I am blessed to have a great job.

In my quiet time, God has shown me how He is bringing me out of my comfort zone.  With my job, I have to meet new people daily and quickly build up a relationship with them to work with them.  Recently, He is showing me how I need to take those same tools and traits and use the for His glory.

I an challenging myself not to be a weekend Christian.  The same seeds I plant in my ministry on Sundays have to carry out into my everyday life.  I thought this weeks song is very encouraging for me.


Let's show the love of Jesus everyday!

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

BANNER HOP

Welcome to the Banner Bonanza Blog Hop!

We're so glad you could join us today! If you've come from TERESA's blog, you're in the right place. If you've just come across the hop, please start at the beginning with Ashley at Made Especially For You.
For my banner project, I went old school.  I put away all my cutting machines and fancy tools, and stuck with the basics.  First, I bought a pre-made banner from target in their dollar deals bin.  Yep, only a buck.  Then, I grab some things I had in my stash including chipboard elements, stickles, etc.
Here is what I used for my banner...

Finally, I just got creative and started decorating...

Lastly, I put my banner together...

To dress up the banner up some, I used different ribbons to accent.  The best part is when I am ready to take it down, I can just roll the ribbons back up to use for another project.
Here is a closer picture...

I hope this inspires you some.  You don't need a lot of tools or money to make a nic…