Monday, April 30, 2012

Card for a dear friend

This card goes to a special dear friend who just lost her hubby of 57 years.  I can't even begin to imagine the loss & the loneliness she's experiencing right now.  Thank the good Lord that she has a very supportive family surrounding her with so much love.  She certainly has all of my prayers as she travels this road.  I thank the Lord that He is with her to comfort her & bring her peace.  "Cookie" was a very special man.  Loved by all who knew him.  "My Prayers are with her"

She loves butterflies so I made an attempt to create a card including butterflies on it.  The florals & butterflies are from my stash. I believe they're by Brenda Walton. The sentiment was computer generated using the lovely Edwardian Script font & then cut out with my trusty Nestie oval & scalloped oval die cuts.   I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder called "Musical Flourish" & then distressed everything with DI "old paper".  It has a hint of green in it that I just love.  The green cardstock, pearls & ribbon are all from my stash.  I used my FABulous Bow Easy to tie that sweet creamy bow. 

I want to enter this in the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges: #31 for a Special Lady
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge:  #130 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges Blog:  #24 Use Punches or Dies
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  #23 Ribbon or Twine
Hooked on Crafts Challenges: #20 Flowers
Tammy's Scrapin Corner:  #8 Anything Goes
Outlawz Greetings Challenge:  for a girl (at heart)
There She Goes Clear Stamps:  TSG154 May Flowers
Victorine Stamps:  #33 Flowers
Prairie Fairy Fridays:  #77 Anything with Flowers (won Top 3 ~ YAY!)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge:  Pile on the Flowers
Catered Crop:  Letter "B" ~ Butterflies, Bling, Butter cream ribbon, Brenda Walton
Creative Inspirations Paint:  Inspired by Flowers
Great Impressions:  #2 Lots of Flowers
Stampin' Sisters in Christ:  Green
The Crafty Pad:  #168 Flowers
The Paper Players: 93 Tic Tac Toe (Flowers ~ Dry Emboss ~ Square Card)
Catch the Bug Challenge blog:  Recipe:  Dry Emboss & Bling
Craftymess Challenge Blog:  #7 Distressing & Embossing
Just Some Lines:  Flowers
The Poodles Parlour:  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks:  #87 No Stamping (I won! YAY!)
Moving along with the Times:  Flowers
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge:  #124 Embossing
Crafts and Me:  #81 Embossing
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  #36 Distressing
Truly Scrumptious:  #79 Distressing & Die Cuts
Flourishes:  #166 Bingo (Bling ~ Die Cut ~ Emboss)
Ribbon Carousel Blog:  #50 Anything Goes with spooled item (ribbon)
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge:  #49  Letter "B" ~ Butterflies, Bling, Butter cream ribbon, Brenda Walton
Tuesday Throwdown:   #95 Use some sparkle

Thank you for visiting me today.  I hope to be creating more often.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Attention Nitwit lovers!

Are you a Nitwit lover like I am?  Don't worry...........I haven't flipped my lid............yet.  LOL  I'm talking about Nitwit Collections.  I've been collecting their digital sets for ages now & use many of their beautiful designs for my DP (decorative paper) that I use on my cards. I wanted to share with you that they're having their un"bee"lievable Spring Sale this coming Friday & Saturday only.  You will receive a 32 1/2 percent discount on everything you purchase.  Don'tcha know that I'll be first in line at the sale so don't try to get in front of me.  LOL  I can never get enough of their beautiful designs. 

You can check out their Gallery of creations HERE for some amazing inspiration.

I feel badly that I haven't been posting much this year.  It's been a tough year for us so my craft mojo has pretty much left the building.  I'm hoping to get back into it soon though.  My daughter is recooping nicely & very quickly from her spinal fusion a month ago but is having a neck fusion in a couple of weeks.  Poor baby girl.  She's really been thru a lot.  Then my hubby had some important things going on that culminated this week.  Not to mention my health issues going up & down........I feel like I'm riding a roller coaster some days.  LOL.........waah waah.......I wanna get off..........LOL  Prayers would sure be appreciated.  I don't like to bring anyone down when they visit me here so I try to keep everything positive but sometimes you just have to be "real".  I appreciate each one of you who visits my little blog & I love reading your sweet comments.  I'll probably be posting a card this week that I'm making for a dear friend who just lost her husband.  They were married 57 years.  So very sad.  I can't even imagine losing my hubby. 

Thank you & be sure to head over to the Nitwit Collections shop.  You might just see me over there.  LOL

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blessings on Easter

I pray that you & yours have a blessed Easter!
Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~