Sunday, May 25, 2014

Thank you!

A big THANK YOU to all of our United States military personnel for their service to our country both past & present.  Your sacrifice is not in vain as you protect our freedoms we hold so dear.

Huggies & Sweet, Sweet Blessings to you  ~♥♥♥~

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!

Enjoy this very special day made possible 
by the sacrifice of our 
Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ.

Happy Resurrection Day!

Huggies & Sweet, Sweet Blessings to you  ~♥♥♥~

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


It's been quite awhile since I've posted so I thought I would share these lovely pansies with you.

Have a lovely & blessed day!

Huggies & Sweet, Sweet Blessings to you  ~♥♥♥~

Friday, March 14, 2014

Stack em High

 It was a Happy Birthday to my hubby Frank this week.  One of these days he may just catch up to me (I'm 4 1/2 yrs old.....gasp)!  LOL  I decided to stack some pretend prezzies on top of each other to make a make believe "cake" with no calories.  (I guess you have to use a lot of imagination for this one. LOL)

Life has thrown us a lot of curve balls lately but we're all hanging in there.   Spending lots of time in prayer. We know that the Lord will help us through it all.  Amen!

Back to my card......the papers came from Michael's in their decorative paper was dots & the other damask in various pretty colors.  Manly cards are always a stretch for me but I like how this one turned out.  The baker's twine just topped it off nicely.  The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from a Crafty Secrets digital set called Grand Greetings you can find HERE.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Splendiferous Creations:  They say it's your Birthday
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog:  #85 Paper Piecing
Challenges 4 Everybody:  #39 Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays:  #197 for a boy/man include sentiment
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge:  Black & White plus one other color
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog:  #214 Anything but a square
Love to Create Challenge Blog:  #106 Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges:  March - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges:  #258 Happy Birthday
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog:   #168 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges:  #13 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog:  #102 Anything Goes w/sentiment

Thank you for joining me today & for taking the time to leave your sweet comments.

Huggies & Sweet, Sweet Blessings to you  ~♥♥♥~

Friday, February 14, 2014

You make me smile

Happy Valentine's Day to my favorite Valentine of hubby Frank.  It's our 41st Valentine together........imagine that. Doesn't seem possible.  This is a super simple card as my hubby doesn't like a lot of 'stuff' on his I had to really restrain myself. lol

I recently told you about the Anna Griffin chalkboard stamp set that I ordered from HSN.  I was really happy that they came just in time to make this card.  I think they stamped up very well.  I used the black ink pad that came with the set.  The red ink is a Tsukineko Versa Magic dew drop called "Red Magic".  The background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder called "Chicken Wire".  I thought it added a bit of a manly touch.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Craftitude:  #58 Valentine
Craftyhands Challenge Blog:  Heat or Dry Embossed
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge:  #107 Valentine
Jo's Scrap Shack:  #37 Valentine's Day
Sister Act Card Challenge:  #44 Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon:  Love is in the air (& I do love my Valentine)
The Stamping Boutique:  #4 Valentine/Love card
Totally Paper Crafts:  #206 Valentine/Love
2 Sisters Challenge:  #173 Embossing
Creative Card Crew:  #55 KISS (Keep It Simple & Sweet)
Cuttlebug Mania:  A Touch of Red
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog:  #71 Love is all around
Stampotique Designers Challenge:  #134 Perfect Pairs (the pair of red buttons)
Creative Moments:  #36 Anything Goes / Love
Crafty Girls Challenges:  #11 Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey:  Love is in the air
Sassy Studio Designs:  #216 It's Valentine's Day

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your special someone today.  Thanks for visiting!
Huggies & Sweet, Sweet Blessings to you  ~♥♥♥~

Friday, February 7, 2014

Chalkboard style card

I can't believe that my baby boy Shawn is 30 years old today.  Wow!  Seems like only yesterday that he was just a cute little toddler.  I don't do too many masculine cards so it can really be a stretch for me but when I found this 'Me & My Big Ideas' chalkboard sticker set at Michael's I knew it would be perfect and I couldn't believe how quickly it came together.  I had to make some adjustments here and there with the red glitter paper and of course add the numbers.  His favorite football team is the San Franscico 49ers so I wanted to use those colors in his card. (We were pulling for them to get to the Super Bowl but they didn't quite make it through the playoffs. ) 

I just love the chalkboard look to the embellishments. It's such a hot trend right now.  I broke down and ordered some Anna Griffin chalkboard stamps from HSN.  I had some Christmas money left over and missed the sale when she was on HSN.  So I've been stalking their site every day until they came back into stock.  I was so excited when they did.  It's such a versatile set with 30 stamps.  Here's a little peek at them.  They even come with the dark green and black ink pads that are reminiscent of the old chalkboards. Can't wait to get them and start stamping.

I used my trusty diecutting machine to cut out the squares & circles.  Where would we be without those amazing machines.  :)

 I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts challenge blog:  #245 - Colours beginning with 'B' (Black)
Crazy 4 challenges:  #222 (card for loved one with lots of glitter)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog:  #15 Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas:  #80 Make it Sparkle
Jo's Scrap Shack:  #36 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge:  #43 Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes/Add some Sparkle
Cuttlebug Mania:  Touch of Red (used square & circle diecuts)
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart:  #6 Anything Goes/Use Red
Love to Create Challenge Blog:  #101 Birthday

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Huggies & Sweet, Sweet Blessings to you  ~♥♥♥~