February 27, 2013

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 Chef HERE.  Who doesn't love free?!?!  I made her for the Bling Challenge going on right now.

Also great sale going on too!!!

Blog---- http://thestampingchef.wordpress.com/

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
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February 23, 2013

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 papers and a (1) solid for the background, add some ribbon, stickles and done!  It is that easy!  To keep with the quick and easy idea, I off centered and tilted all the papers, so I didn't have to worry about getting everything perfect.  To keep with the "old world theme" I distress inked the heck out of them (Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink pad is a must have!!!)
 Since I had the basic design, I just started an assembly line... cut paper, glue, cut image, glue, add ribbon, stickle center, ink edges.  By doing all the cards at the same time, you use your supplies at the same time meaning you don't have to search and remeasure you ribbon every time. Lastly I stamped the inside with a simple Merry Christmas sentiment.  It took me 1 hr start to finish for 9 cards.
I hope I inspired you to get started on those cards before you know it, 10 months have flown by!!!

Now off to see: Robin - http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

There will be 2 blog candies for this hop.

  1. There will be a stash prize given out randomly to 1 comment from all the blogs. So the more blogs you comment on, the better chance you have of winning!! You will have until Tuesday the 26th at 11:59pm CST to comment. Sarah will announce the winner on Wednesday morning.

2. The second prize will have a little more work for you to enter. Were going to have a little challenge for you to enter. 1st you will need to stop and comment on every blog. 2nd you will need to create a holiday card/gift tag/general gift giving paraphernalia and enter it at the inlinkz on Sarah's blog. You have a week to enter and you can enter up to 3 projects. The prize for this challenge is:

In case you get lost along the way here is the whole line up:

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

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February 19, 2013

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...

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February 15, 2013

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-

2) A Grown Up Valentines card to pass out- using Wild Card Cartridge

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!

ACTION WOBBLE CHALLENGE- using a stamped image ( I got this stamp pack for $2 at Ollies, great deal)

4) Musical Inspiration

5) V-Day greetings

6) Going RED!

7) V-day greatings 2

8) Last V-day card of the season

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February 12, 2013

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...

$15 Gift Certificate

Choice of 10 Sets of Pearls
$10 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
*Please visit and "like" her Facebook page as well as leave a comment to be eligible to win*

Winners should email Ashley at especiallymadeblog@gmail.com no later than Tuesday February 19th to claim their prizes.

Thanks again to all who hopped! :)

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February 10, 2013

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!

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February 8, 2013



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 nice banner (even though I still couldn't live/scrap without my Cricut and Gypsy, lol!)

We also have some fabulous sponsors giving away prizes
 to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
$15 Gift Certificate

Choice of 10 Sets of Pearls

$10 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
*Please visit and "like" her Facebook page as well as leave a comment to be eligible to win*

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday February 12th at Made Especially For You. To be eligible to win, you must do the following:

1. Become a follower of each blog in the lineup (if you aren't already)
2. Leave a comment on every stop of the hop
3. Be sure to leave your contact information!

Your next stop is ASHLEY's blog 

Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
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A Note from the DT...

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