Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Close to My Heart Party - May 20, 2013

We had a Close to My Heart demonstration at my home last night...these are the photos of some of the ladies making their card creation.  Some of them have never created a card before so it was great fun to see their excitement as they watched their card come together.  Thanks everyone for coming!!  Great fun!!!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Two Card Projects

 The first card I am sharing with you today is a card with a dual purpose.  I have a lovely young lady in my life who is graduating from High School this month so I made her this card.   Congratulations Hannah and best of luck in your Nursing Career!!  The other purpose is a challenge which Ruthie has given us for our Kreations Klub today....to make a project using three items starting with the letter 'B'.  Therefore, this card has 'brown' Bazzill background paper which has been embossed on the Cuttlebug, a 'bow' and three 'brads'.  I stamped the image with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured it with my Copic Markers.  The punches are from Stampin' Up.
The second card I have to share with you is a 5x5 card I made for friends who have been blessed with a new baby girl, Halle Dawn.  She is the cutest little one!!!  This image was coloured with my Copic Markers as well...added a pink, wired ribbon and popped on the sentiment.  Very simple card.  Congratulations Donovan and Carmen.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Card - 2013 (Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch $ 26)

This is the Mother's Day Card I made for my Mom.  This is also the card I am going to submit for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch # 26 at "The Cutting Garden".  I love the beige and black colours and patterned paper.  Happy Mother's Day, Mom!! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mr. & Mrs. Osprey

This is a photo of Mr. & Mrs. Osprey getting their nest ready for little ones.  I don't know if these are the same mating pair who arrive every year, but I like to think so.  This nest is located on a power line in back of Meteghan on Hwy. # 101 in western Nova Scotia.  Welcome back!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Cards -National Scrapbooking Day - May 4, 2013

 This is an Engagement Card I made for a lovely young couple getting married in July.  Congratulations Erin and Brian!!
This is one of the cards I made from the National Scrapbooking Day on Saturday held at the NSCC Burridge Campus.  This is an Engagement Card for another lovely couple, Farrah and Tyson!!  Congrats you too!!

Friday, May 3, 2013

HSCRC13 - Hymn # 7, "Trust Him When Thy Wants Are Many"

This is my 6x6 page for the Hymn and Scripture Challenge, Hymn # 7 - "Trust Him  When Thy Wants Are Many".  Check out http://triplethescraps  for the entire devotional for this weeks' challenge.  This Hymn was new to me, however the words truly speak to your heart.  The scripture I chose to reflect this Hymn is Proverbs 3:5 - "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart".  For me this scripture means to trust in the Lord in every minute of every day.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ruffled Grouse

This Ruffled Grouse was on his way to our Apple Tree this evening....beautiful plummage...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spring Vegetation in our Yard - 2013

 These are the first blossoms blooming on my Forsythia tree that we planted two years ago.  I was so excited to see these little yellow flowers!!!
 These are some of my double-bloom Daffodils.
 Close-up view of a Daffy.
 Creeping Myrtle.

 Mayflowers. :o)
 I just LOVE my Mayflowers!!!
 These are tiny little buds on our Japanese Quince.
Thanks for popping in....Blessings!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


These are the first Mayflowers I have picked this Spring....you can almost smell them!!!  They are my favourite!!  :o)

Sunday, April 14, 2013


This is my card for MOJO288 challenge this week.  The card stock is craft cardstock, the DSP is from K&Company with random embellishments.

Scrappin' at The Oasis in LA

 These are projects I made this weekend away at a Scrappin' weekend with the girls at The Oasis in LA.  It was a rainy, cold weekend, but lovely to be inside with great friends making cards, pages and other projects.  These two flowers were coloured with my Copi Markers.  The butterflies are dies cut and embossed with The Big Shot from Stampin' Up.
 These are cards I made using a sample from Gina Krupsky at Stamp TV.  I stamped the background paper and then added the embellishments.
 This is an anniversary card I made for dear friends who are celebrating their 13th Anniversary this month.  Happy Anniversay, Trish and Scott!!!
 These are a group of cards I made using paper and embellishments that remind me of Spring.  Love these colours!!
 This is a project which I had started last winter at a card making class, but never had the time to put it all together. 
 This is my card for the MOJO Monday 288 Challenge.  Love this paper and the embellishments.
 This is a group of 12 Thinking of You cards I made....all using a similar theme with the quilted look, however, added different embellishments for variety.
 This is a card made using the negative images of the dies cut out below from the Labels Ten set.  It is a simple card....sometimes simple is nice....
These are cards I made using a new set from Sale-A-Bration with Stampin' Up.  Love the pink doily paper....used Raspberry Ripple DSP and added some bling....

Thanks so much for poppin' in!   Blessings on ya!!

HSCRC13 Hymn # 6 - "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"

This is my 6 x 6 page for the HSCRC13 Hymn #6 Challenge.  Please check out the devotional Patter Cross has written regarding this Hymn at http://triplethescraps.blogspot.com.  The Hymn "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" is a wonderful Hymn of the Faith.  The Scripture I used to focus on praising the Lord is Psalm 103:2-4. - "Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits - Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion."  I am so very thankful that the Lord has forgiven me, healed me, redeemed me and crowned me with love and compassion. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Birthday and Sympathy Cards

 This is the Birthday Card I made for Jason who turned 30 on Saturday.  Wishing you many, many more, Jay....
This is a Sympathy Card I made for the family of a dear lady who is now spending quality time with Jesus.  Thinking of the Cook family and keeping you in our prayers. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Random Cards - Secret Sisters

 This is a card I made for Paula Smith who has been leading our Secret Sister Ministry for the past 12 years.  She has been such a blessing with her vision for a church who prays for one another.  Thank you, Paula!!  I love the vintage feel of this card...the DSP is from Michaels - Elegance...all designed to coordinate with one another.  The punches and sentiment are from Stampin'Up, I made the stick pin from various pearls and Swarovski Crystals, the ribbon is from Walmart, the music note washi tape is from Recollections and the pearls are random.  I used Momento Tuxedo Black Ink for stamping and inking the edges for a vintage look.
 This is a card I made for my Secret Sister.  The DSP is from Stampin'Up - Print Poetry Stack, the sentiment is from Stampin'Up - Feel Goods Stamp Set, the ribbon is from Berwick-Specialty Ribbon and the pearls are random.  The ink is from Stampin' Up-Purely Pomegranate.
This is a card I made for the person who had me for a Secret Sister this year.  This card doubles as my submission for the April Challenge card at "The Cutting Garden".  The sketch is a former Mojo Monday Sketch.  Fun to create!!  The DSP is from Stampin'Up - Print Poetry Stack, the ribbon is random from Walmart, the sentiment is from Stampin-Up -Wedding Sweet, the ink is from Stampin-Up - Night of Navy and the rhinestones are from the Dollarama.

Thanks very much for stopping in!!!  Blessings to you on this beautiful day!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

MOJO Monday - 287 - Easter Blessings

This is a card I created with two purposes in mind....an Easter Card for my Brother and his family and my submission for the MOJO Monday 287 Challenge.  The cardstock base is beige, the DSP is from Print Poetry Paper Stack from Stampin'Up, the punches are from Stampin' Up and Martha Stewart, I pierced the background paper, the sentiment was printed with my printer, the bling is random and the paper clip is from K&Company - K-Ology - A Whole New Attitude - Metal Art.  I inked the sentiment with Night of Navy Ink from Stampin' Up.  I love how the papers in this stack coordinate so well together....Thanks for stopping in!!  Blessings!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Paper Crafting - Family Tree Shadow Box

This is a Family Tree Shadow Box I made.  Now that it is finished, I see things I would have done differently, however, I am pleased with the final product.  The DSP is from K&Company - with random embellishments....brads, buttons, doilies, flowers and ribbon...matches our new paint colour on the walls...  Thanks for popping in for a visit.  Blessings on ya!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HSCRC13 - Hymn # 5 - "Cleanse Me" (Search Me O God)

This is my 6 x 6 page for the HSCRC13 - Hymn # 5 - Hymn and Scripture Challenge from Patter Cross at Triple the Scraps.  I love this hymn as it is taken from one of my favourite Psalms...# 139.  I plan to memorize this Psalm sometime before I meet the Lord....Please check out the devotional and history of this Hymn at http://triplethescraps.blogspot.com

If you are wondering why I have uploaded these past three challenges on the same day...our Bible Study was cancelled last night due to a snowstorm....so I thought I would stay in The Word and get caught up on my projects which I have not had time to do over the past month.  The cardstock for all these projects came from The Metallic Stack from DCWV and the DSP is from The Four Seasons Stack from DCWV.  I will be using this DSP for each of the projects throughout the year.  The Scripture verses are taken from the NIV.

Thanks so much for stopping by....Blessings on your day!!

HSCRC13 - Hymn # 4 - Worthy of Worship

This is my 6 x 6 page for the HSCRC13 - Hymn and Scripture Challenge Hymn # 4, being led by Patter Cross at Triple the Scraps.  Please check out Patter's blog for the devotional and study of this wonderful Hymn of our faith at http://triplethescraps.blogspot.com .  God truly is so worthy of our worship.....as simple and complicated as that is....our worship of God should be so simple, but we as humans complicate our worship....I pray I come before the Lord in simple but so very thankful worship of Who He is!!!  Praise His Holy Name!!!

HSCRC13 - Hymn # 3 - My Faith Looks Up To Thee

This is my 6 x 6 page for the HSCRC13 - Hymn and Scripture Challenge Hymn # 3 from Patter Cross at Triple The Scraps.  Please check out Patter's blog for the devotional associated with this Hymn at http://triplethescraps.blogspot.com.  Wonderful devotional which confirms Where our faith is placed. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Kreations Klub - March, 2013

These are the cards we made today at Kreations Klub.  Some new products with the 1st card...the dress makers form....I was not sure whether I liked this set or not...but after playing a bit....I have decided that I quite like it....truly reminded me of playing with paper dolls as a little girl.  New technique with the 3rd card...blackboard....heat embossing and sponging...I quite like the effect...I also love the Raspberry Ripple Ink with coordinating DSP...goes really well with the Lucky Limeade Ink.

Lots of fun and a much-needed break from a stressful week...I am so thankful for my crafty friends...Thanks for popping in!!  Blessings!!