Sunday, January 1, 2017

Word of the Year 2017

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!" John 16:33

Thanks to The Paper Shelter for this freebie background this past week!

It's a good day to start a new year! And with this new year comes another Word of the Year! My word is....

it is my hope and prayer that I can & will endure and persevere through whatever is thrown my way this year. All with God's strength of course, because I know I cannot do it on my own. 

Today has been a quiet, peaceful, & relaxing day. We made a huge breakfast, the hubs took all the kiddos sledding while I stayed home with the baby so he could nap. It's been a day of coffee, food, and family. I am grateful for the year behind us (the good and the bad), and looking forward to whatever is in store for this year. I am choosing to look at this new beginning with joy, and not fear. God is still in control no matter what is going on in our world...

Friday, September 2, 2016

Creative Corner Challenges - Once Upon a Time - Sponsor

"I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics...even if they dress in rags, even if they aren't pretty or smart or young. They're still princesses. All of us. Didn't your father ever tell you that? Didn't he? " A Little Princess - 1995

When I was trying to create something for this challenge over at Creative Corner Challenges, the first thing that popped into my mind was the usual Cinderella, Snow White, etc. And of course the ever popular TV show Once Upon A Time - although coming up with something reflecting that would be a little difficult I do believe! Anyway, going back to the original princesses. They all started where little Sarah did on A Little Princess. Beautiful life, loved by family, and some force that destroys their family. All to defeat the evil step mother (because let's be honest that's usually the culprit!) be reunited (in some cases) or find their Prince Charming, and yes, live happily ever after...

I am so in love with A Day for Daisies stamps so when I saw Fairy Queen Violet I knew I had to have her! Here's my rendition of Once Upon a Time...I love using watercolor technique in an abstract way. I can never have too much art work so as soon as I find a frame for this that's where it will be going!

As a side note: This will be my last post as a Designer with Creative Corner Challenges on Team Jess. Thank you to Jessica for inviting me to a whole new level of crafting and trusting me to be on her team! It was a great experience and I had so much fun exploring the world of digital stamps. Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors I've had the privilege to work with. Thank you to my Design Team family, you are all super talented and I wish you loads of crafty dust to continue to keep on creating. Thank you also to everyone who has visited the blog! Much love! 

I may be on from time to time writing whatever strikes my heart. But for now, my craft room packed away (and lack of a computer) has made this decision for me. I'm looking forward to spending this upcoming year diving into home-making and taking a break from cyber-space. 

Take care all, God Bless, & HAPPY CRAFTING! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Creative Corner Challenges - 3 Layer Card - SPONSOR

Welcome back to the last challenge of the summer (sure flew by fast!). Today's challenge from Team Jess at Creative Corner Challenges is a sponsored one! Always happy to have Bugaboo on board with us!

Our theme is a 3 Layer Card this week. I hope you will join us! Let's see what you got!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Creative Corner Challenges - Anything But a Card

Hello August! 

Alright folks, get your thinking caps on! I want to see what you've got!
No cards this time, so I decided to make up some ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) or you can also use them for your lovely planners! (Who doesn't love stickers?!) PicMonkey has done some upgrades and they are amazing! Creative Corner Challenges is where it's at, so head on over and check out all the fantastic projects our Design Team has created!

Please feel free to use this sheet for your own personal use.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Creative Corner Challenges - CONGRATULATIONS! - No Sponsor

Welcome to another summer edition from Creative Corner Challenges! Half way through July...I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer?!

This week's challenge from Team Jess is a Congratulations theme and we have no sponsor this week!

I did up a baby card for this challenge. It was fun to use a Peas in a Pod die from Sizzix. Here's what I came up with! I hope you will join us and play along!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

This Little Light of Mine

This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine.

Don't let Satan
Blow it out.

Quite often songs will pop into my head for different situations. This morning's drive out to pick the kids up from VBS, was one of those times.
So many upsetting events have happened in the last little while. Families have lost their sons, daughters, mothers, vague but just look/listen to the news and you'll see what I see.

I can't shake this huge overwhelming feeling of needing to pray. Praying for our nations, government, families, "bad guys"...falling on my face & tears pouring kinda prayer.
Lord use me.
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Creative Corner Challenges - Cute & Cuddly

Happy July Long Weekend to my Canadian friends and family!

This week's challenge over at Creative Corner Challenges is sponsored by Scribbles. Our theme is Cute & Cuddly.

It's always one of these projects that one or more of my tools mysteriously disappears. For this project I was wanting to do some fussy cutting. Well, do you think I could find my micro tip scissors anywhere? I swear, I lose these ones the most! I'm actually thinking of attaching one of those strings that people use around their necks for glasses! Oh well. So I improvised.

I've been on a planner/agenda kick lately, so I decided to turn this adorable little Halloween Hedgie into some stickers {using my XYRON machine} and paperclip goodies (using my birthday gift!!! A Laminator! WOOT!). They turned out super cute!

I hope you enjoy and will play along at Creative Corner Challenges!