Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Send a Smile 4 kids cards

Hello There,
I hope you guys are doing well.  I have been busy this week making cards and I took a few photo's the other night...to show you...I made 60 cards to send to the kids hospitals that is put together by "Send a Smile 4 kids"...I have their badge on my sidebar....this is a wonderful paper craft project to get involved in....

Basically, they ask you to make a card and leave the inside blank to write in....these are delivered to surrounding hospitals....they don't have any hospitals participating in Texas yet...so I am sending mine to the Iowa address...these cards are given out by the staff and doctors to the children as a form of encouragement to them....and I am blessed to be part of this blessing....

I am sending 59 cards, this time because we had an emergency birthday card need that came up the other day and since it was for a pre-teen friend of Rebecca's we used one of these....most of my cards are for teenage girls...which is where they said they have been coming up short....

Our weather has been kind of sketchy this week....windy, thunderstormy and rain.....so I have not made it to the post office yet....but hopefully by Friday....I have the cards and mini to mail for Alison S. birthday, and the birthday card for Laura D. and now my hospital kids cards are ready....Oh, the joy of a crafty day.....

Here are some of the cards there are many different styles with lots of coloring and fun images....I am sorry the photo is dark....it was very late when I took it and the lighting is dim....I thought it was just me as my eyes were very tired....


Here is another photo of the rest of the cards.....again I am sorry that it is so dark....


Blessings
Sherry

Monday, March 19, 2012

Heatherlee's Wedding

Hello There,
Well, it's Monday morning and it definitely feels like a Monday...we got back from the wedding late so I did not post her card last night...the wedding was beautiful and they were very very happy....everyone looked beautiful, especially the bride....the ceremony was outside in a beautiful tree shaded area...and the reception BBQ dinner was wonderful....and the cakes were amazing...they did a great job with the color scheme and decorations... I just love weddings...the covenant with God is just amazing to be a witness to and take part in...we dropped Holly off at her house...and then MaMaw off at her nursing home and then we headed home...wow, I'm tired this morning...I think I need a nap....I just got back from taking Rebecca to school...this is the start of her last grading semester or quarter....I don't know what they call it....but basically she will get one more report card this year to finish out 8th grade....

and then...

She will officially be going into her high school years....WOW.....time flies when  you are raising children doesn't it....


Here is the card I made for Heatherlee and Daniel Peterman....


I used black cardstock for the base of the easel card...and some  designer papers from my stash to layer the front...the photo is one of their engagement photo's that is one of my favorites....I made the flowers out of the matching paper....I used my tattered floral spell binders die and popped it out with pop dots, the bling is recollection and I had some beautiful beige organza ribbon in my stash that matched perfectly...and then I made the stick pin out of pearls....I love the way it turned out.....

This is a side view of the card to show more of the dimensional details....

and this is the back of the card....this is another of their engagement photo's that I just loved....and I think it made the card...


Blessings
Sherry


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hello There,
I hope this Sunday finds you well....went to church today and it was awesome...and now I am heading out the door for my great-neices wedding...it's going to be a beautiful day....
Love is in the air...and life is good....
May the Lord Bless you Abundantly...


This is her present...I used spellbinders tattered florals and then the leaf one to make the embelishments for the present the black box has her card....I will post the card when I get back tonight...

Blessings
Sherry


Friday, March 16, 2012

Penny Black Card


Hello There,
I hope my post finds you well....I am having a great time in my scraproom tonight...making adorable cards.....I have dipped into my stash of Penny Black images and they are just making me feel sooooo warm and fuzzy inside...so I wanted to share what I have created...I plan on sending this card to the fabulous Laura Dennison from Following the Paper Trail....she recently had a birthday and I wanted to send her some love...she is such a blessing and inspires me to greatness in the craft room....I can see new mini's in my not so distant future...and I am definitely going to do her upcoming tag swap.....



Here is my card....I love this image and the purple ribbon makes my heart sing....I love the butterflies, seem to be using them a lot lately...that's ok I make my cards....my way....Rebecca was watching a Disney movie and I caught glimpse's of it and heard a lot of Elvis Presley on this movie...it's called "Lilo and Stitch"...not new, but new to us....who knew Elvis music was in a Disney movie...not me....
Have a wonderful evening....and I hope you have time to get inky this weekend....

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com-#192 the young ones
Dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com-#156-dots and stripes
scrappyfrogschallenge.blotspot.com-1st monday in March-seeing spots

Blessings
Sherry

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A new card to share

Hello There,
I hope you are doing well....it's Thursday and I am ready to get scrapping again...I have made a card to share with you with a quote from Mother Teresa...I hope you like it...Spring break is progressing well we are sleeping in and staying up late...a good bit of rest and relaxation is good for the soul....


Here is the card...it has a black cardstock base...and I have layered on designer papers in plaid, hot pink, dark purple, olive green and white....I have used some green wire ribbon, and the Mother Teresa quote from Word Art Wednesday, and I have used a spellbinders die called Classic Scallop Rectangle, and I used pop dots to give it more dimension....I inked the sentiment with some Angel Pink Momento Ink...and then I added some butterfly's that I punched out of some beautiful pink wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby...the butterfly punch is a Martha Stewart called 3 in 1 butterfly...this is a lovely punch and very easy to use....I then added a few pink rhinestones on the corner of the sentiment to finish off the card....I love the way this turned out....and I can't wait to give it to someone...but for now it is perched on my work desk...and I am enjoying it....


This is a side view of the card to show you how the butterfly's are layered....
I would like to enter it into these challenges:

Word Art Wednesday-#19
Mojo Monday -#232
Stampin Sisters in Christ-#130
Ladybug crafts ink-Anything Goes
Simon Says- A bit O'green
Sentimental Sundays-#93 go green or recycle
Make it Monday-#80 Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles- #110 Show us some green

Blessings
Sherry

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Mini for Alison Schmidlin and a Card for Word Art Wednesday

Hello There,

I hope you all are well and having a wonderful day...I have completed the Mini Album I wanted to send to Alison Schmidlin with her card...I have pictures down below...I love how this mini turned out....and I hope it is a blessing to her...This is the Starbucks coffee sleeve mini I showed you that my friend Christy Faught made and this is my version of her design....I love the size...each sleeve has a tag that slips inside....

I have also completed my card for Word Art Wednesday Challenge I wanted to share with you guys....

We are officially on spring break and we are going to a wedding this weekend for my great-neice...I have made her a card to go with her gift and I love it too....I will post it after the wedding...in case she reads my blog...I don't want her to see it yet....(It's supposed to be a surprise)...

I went to a scrapping crop Friday night with Gina Ploss and her gang...it was fun even though the weather was bad and raining buckets...but, thank God we were all safe and nothing got damaged (my stuff was wrapped in plastic before I went out the door...

I spent most of my crop time working on some cards for the children's hospitals...I think it's called Smile of  a Child or something like that...I'm not sure....anyway I will find out and mail everything out hopefully by Friday....I saw Karen's little chicken card and was inspired (Thanks Karen) it was just adorable and she said she was sending it in...and I remembered this program and now I want to be a part of being a blessing to these kids....


This is the first page of the mini album I used Colorbok "Rosewood" paperpack  and all the bling in the album is from Recollection, the plaid ribbon I won in a blog candy present...

I did alot of fussy cutting with the paper pack for the embellishing and popped them out with pop dots...some of the trim is from Prima, and the stamps are varied if you see one you just love let me know and I will try to go back and look it up for you...

I have found my little pair of postage edge scissors to be some of my favorites for embellishing with...everything is inked with Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" distress ink...this is one of my favorite colors...I have yet to find a paper color that it does not go well with....there is a prima flower here as well...

The papers are very versatile and Allison's mom said she loved birds so I used a beautiful stamp set I bought called "Spread Your Wings" by Just Rite...it has several bird silhouettes and bird cages and a few sentiments..

The Keys are fussy cut from the same background paper and backed in black and pop dotted...the birdcage is from the Just Rite stamp set and fussy cut backed in black and pop dotted...the opposite page I have added some opaque brown rhinestoned to the centers of the daisies...

The crown is a seperate stamp I picked up at Michael's and the scripture sentiment is a stamp I have had for quite some time....the bling is Prima and Recollections....and the top right sentiment is cut from some of the paper and edged and inked and then backed with black and popped out....I love the effect of this simple technique....

This is the back of the Mini with one of the tags that slips into each sleeve...this coffee sleeve mini is just an adorable size it will fit in a purse or backpack easily....and is quite fun to make...if you have any questions...leave a comment and I will be happy to help...


This is the card that I would like to submit to Word Art Wednesday Challenge...I love love love this sentiment...It's from Mother Teresa....I have found this was a woman of few words...but when she spoke it was profound......I made this Friday night at the crop...I used the paper pack (I can't remember the name of it...but it's in the new book) from Close to my Heart" and a beautiful stamp set called "Childhood Portrait" for the tree and children on the bench...I used pop dots for the layers and a little bling...the foundation of the card is dark blue...I do love the look of this card...so peaceful and serene.... 

Blessings
Sherry

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Card for Alison Schmidlin

Hello There,
I hope you are doing well today...we are not going to get rain today...they said 70 percent chance...but I don't see that happening....Rebecca has a softball game at 4:00 today....

I wanted to share something with you...I have a blog friend who has a little girl about to turn 16 yrs. old and she is experiencing quite a few health challenges at the moment...her mom has asked if anyone can, to send a card...for her birthday this month to encourage her and let her know we are thinking about her....

Her details are listed on: Justgivemestamps.blogspot.com
(This is her mom's blog)

Her name is:  Alison Schmidlin 
P.O. Box 990
Dillon, MT. 59725
USA

and she is turning 16 yr. this month...
(sshhhhh don't tell her you are sending anything it's supposed to be a surprise...)


Here is my card I am sending and I am trying to finish a little mini album for her this weekend as well....I remember 16yr...so many things going on in your life....so many memories....in the making...If you can, send her a card....I would ask that you lift her up in prayer and her family too.....I have two beautiful daughters in perfect health....one is 26 yr. and one is 13 yrs....as parents we know how much we pour into our children...and want the best for them....we know the pain of seeing our own children suffering....and feeling helpless....but God....can do what we can't do....please pray for her as if she were your own child.....and believe that God is going to heal her completely...thank you so much for your help....your prayers truly do make a difference.....


Here is the card I have made for Alison Schmidlin...I have used black textured cardstock for the base...and layered on  Websters Pages "Hollywood Vogue and Wonder Fall" papers...they are in a 6x6 mini together....and they are stunning....I used the sketch from MOJO Mondays #231 challenge this week....I backed the flag with some burgundy cardstock...and placed 3 rhinestones underneath the flag....I used one of my Cricut...Art Philosophy cartridges for the scallop half circle on top of the flag...the green ribbon is from Stampin Up...I used some pop dots on the tag....which is just adorable on this card....and I pop dotted the cherry blossom flowers...that I just learned how to make...I really love these little blossoms....and as a final touch I tucked in two tiny feathers behind the tag and cherry blossom....I do not know what kind of feathers these are...my daughter gave them to me as part of a gift....

Here is a side view of the card...I am trying to show you the dimensional layering....I love the look of this card.....
and I added a black chipboard A for Alison on the card with pop dots.....
Here is the inside of the card...I used pop dots to make a little raised pocket for her sentiment...yes, I am a wordy person....so I needed a pocket to put all my words in...I also tucked in a few more feathers....just because...well, just because....
I think it's finished now....


I would like to enter this card in the challenge:
MOJO monday #231 sketch



Blessings
Sherry


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

2 more games last night

Hello There,

Rebecca had a school game in Alvin yesterday at 4:00pm and she pitched....she was very excited...because she did not hit a single batter...that's progress for her since she has now had two lessons so far...she also got a homerun in this game....which she was not excited about...because generally this should have been an easy out...but due to errors and inexperience on the other teams defense and over throws etc...she made a homerun...but I told  "her hey don't complain we will take it...."the whole team was happy and fired up...the dug-out voices were going crazy with cheering on their teammates at bat...you should have heard all the commotion....very exciting.... the girls played well and won... 8-3...

then... she came home and had to get her Homework MOJO on and get it done...she did grammar and spelling and studied for her math test and then made notecards and studied for her science quiz tomorrow and ate a quick PB&J with chips....

then.....

we switched gears....

she changed uniforms and we headed out to the ball fields in Santa Fe for her league team "Nightmare" game that started at 7:30pm and she was the catcher....she did great....they won....14-8...she was well pleased and hit well and was a WALL...the hilarious part was the umpire was calling a lot of balls last night...which should have been strikes and she kept having to ask him what the count was...because she saw strikes when he called balls......she kept looking back to her coach and her face said it all "are you kidding me..."well, umpires are there to call it like they see it....soooo.....it was a long game....we got home around 9:20 I think she hit the showers and had a whole 20 minutes to do whatever she wanted before bedtime....

I have been blog hopping this morning and just wanted to share how the games went...it's awesome to watch these kids...they want to play....win or lose it's all about playing the game....and these girls have got game....

Blessings
Sherry

Monday, March 5, 2012

Nightmare tournament with pictures....

Hello There, 
This weekend went by like a blurrrrr....seriously busy...I slept great each night....I always seem to sleep better when I have been at the softball fields....I wanted to share some photos of my girl...doing her thang...as she says....



This is her new uniform...she is 13yr. and in the eighth grade....her team is called "Nightmare"and she loves loves loves purple....

It seems like whatever team she is on they let her pick her number "8"...and she says "8" is her number for life, it's her favorite...Notice the braid....has to be braided for every game....that's part of her "GEAR"... and lots and lots of water....

Here are some photos of the games so far this season....Rebecca is up to bat and is making contact with the ball....I love this pick the ball is right there....amazing shot...

Rebecca is on third and has tagged the runner out....

Rebecca "8" is sliding into third and is not tagged she makes it...she's safe....and later she scores....

She is up to bat again...I love this kid....

She hits the ball and takes off...

Fully clothed in her battle armor...she's a catcher...and is drying off the ball....she's a serious ball player....

Throwing ball to the pitcher....

Rebecca is "on deck" and is timing the pitches....

Notice that she still has her catchers leg armor on...she won't take them off until she's going to bat....to save time in case  they get the third out before it's her time at bats....

She is focused....and patient....

Still timing the pitches....

Waiting it out...watching every play carefully....
For the love of the game she plays....
For the love of her I watch.....


Precious Memories how they linger....ever often on my mind....

Games were great this weekend...."Nightmare" came in third in their first tournament of the season....Rebecca pitched some of the games and caught most of the games and she made a homerun in this tournament....all of the girls on the team made some spectacular plays....they got beat up pretty bad in this tournament...pulled hamstrings...wrenched backs...catching balls bare handed....there was a lot of tears shed on the fields of pain this weekend...lots of limping off the field and hobbling to first base....but they did not quit...they kept playing and with all the injuries they still came in third.....this teams got heart...

I heard a loud whap sound like the ball hitting the glove hard and loud and then someone screaming in the midst of the play at home...the runner came in sliding and the catcher was right on top of her in a moment as the ball was flying in....and then quiet....and they helped the batter up....and as I was watching I saw her crying...my girl....she had caught the ball "bare-handed and the loud whap sound was the ball slamming into her bare palm and the screaming was her...she told me later that she scared the runner to death because she was on top of her....face to face... catchers helmet to batters helmet....and she was screaming in her face as the ball came into her hand...she said the girls eyes got huge as she screamed into her face...I couldn't help it mom, it hurt....she said....and she finished the game.... she did not get the out...because the ball was not in the glove....

I asked Rebecca this morning how her hand felt today...and she said it still hurts....
I asked Rebecca this afternoon while she was doing homework how her hand felt and she said it still hurts....I did not ask her at bedtime.....because I know the answer...will be...it still hurts....and she's bummed she only has two games this week and no tournament this weekend....This is my girl....she's been playing since she was 5yr. old...and even then she would go to bed crying if they got knocked out of a tournament on Saturday and she did not get to go play on Sunday....


I learned two new cheers this weekend....the girls were fired up in the dug-out.....

"I see a GAP, and (insert batters name here) is going shopping"....

"Rolling, Rolling, Rolling....Pitcher's going Bowling...
Better get them Worms a helmet...woop, woop...."

These cracked me up...and then I heard a coach yell at his batter....when the Umpire was calling strikes low..."Hey, he likes em low, better go downstairs and get it..."

On some of the games I kept score and one of the teams had nicknamed some of their players...names in the lineup :  "icee", "hollywood", "wheels",  etc....
I love this game...

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share....
Blessings...
Sherry

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Hello There,


How are you doing...I am fine....I have just returned home from the softball games and I must say it feels much later than it actually is...the last game was ruff...and we are now in the losers bracket and have to be at the ball fields at 7:30 in the morning...So I will get to see what the ball fields look like in the weeee hours of the morning....




I have been checking my email this weekend and found something that I forgot about...because I have been busy with life...school....kids....husband....dog...weird frogs showing up in the yard....and strange dogs roaming the neighborhood....(apparently, I am digressing again...)....


What I wanted to tell you was...I have been given an award....yes, I am serious....and then... I found out that two different people have gifted me with this honor....Wow, is my pitiful attempt to say thank you so much for your kindness....


These are the two dear ones that have gifted me with this honorable award:
Karen at wwwkrcmasterpiece.blogspot.com        
 Venus at weheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com




With every award there are guidelines.  The idea of the Leibster award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. So, in the spirit of good fun, I am passing this award on to five other bloggers. Please stop by and encourage them by leaving a little love on their creations.


For the 5 blogs I'm presenting this to, please .....
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your five picks for the award and let them know.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogshare-other bloggers.
5. Finally and the best rule of all..........have fun and spread the love!

I'm awarding this to 5 very special blogs:



1.  WordArtWednesday.blogspot.com
2.  Stampinsisterhood.blogspot.com
3.  Happiscrappin.blogspot.com
4.  emptynestcrafter.blogspot.com
5.  akeptlife.blogspot.com


Thanks for the memories....my first blog award....
  

First Tournament of Season and Rebecca Pitches



Hello There,
It's Saturday...and it's going to be a beautiful weekend....We will be at the softball fields cheering on our number one Athlete Rebecca and she throws down in this first tournament of the season...it started last night with two pool games...and my catcher....was in two what I would call a scamble the players kind of games last night...coach put her on first, and shortstop and then pitcher....she pitched...she has had two lessons so far...and she is learning....and guess what...she did well....it was AWESOME...

This is going to be an interesting day for her....she will not know where she will be playing...and I bet he has her pitching some...our main pitcher will not be here at all for todays games....but still it's going to be a great set of games...I will keep you posted....She is the pitcher on her school team...but the level of the school team is no where near the level of the league team she is on...they are both great...but I am surprised that they put her in pitching already in the league games...I asked her if she told coach she was learning how to pitch...she said "No mom, dad told him"....


Some of the parents said...is she pitching now....I told them she is just starting lessons...she's only had two....her coaches told her she did very well...and her teammates told her she did great....it's funny to hear them talking about the games...what went right....what went wrong...what they need to work on....come back tomorrow and keep winning so Lauren our little pitcher will get to play some Sunday...on the first game last night Rebecca pitched one inning...and they tied 4-4...on the Second game Rebecca pitched 3 innings and they won by 3-2 these games were very competitive, even though coach had moved all our players out of their regular positions....In the team huddle at the end of the night...Coach told them "Man, we are deep, man, we are deep....everyone of you girls can play every position I put you in tonight....and play it well....come back tomorrow and keep winning..."

The parents are very encouraging to our girls...love, love, love that part of our games.....

Well, I have to go get ready for the games....

But first I wanted to show you a new card I made last night....I love the clean lines and colors and the scripture just speaks to me today....




I used a burgundy card stock for the base and layered on Websters pages papers....I tore and inked the edges of the sentiment and then popped it out with pop dots and added a postage stamp pic in the lower corner, and then a rich brown stitched ribbon on the bottom....I love the look of this card....

I would like to enter it in these challenges:
WordartWednesday.blogspot.com-challenge #17...
StampinSistersinChrist.blogspot.com-challenge #128
MojoMonday.blogspot.com-challenge #230
This is the inside of the card for journaling....
I hope you have a beautiful weekend...
Blessings...
Sherry

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rain, Rebecca and a Frog...

About a week ago we had a deluge of rain, and rain, and rain and then rain...this is a view of my front yard I sent Rebecca out to get the mail....it was raining and I thought... she's younger, she will dry quicker than me...and basically I was lazy and didn't want to go get the mail myself...
A day or two later, Gary calls my cell and says come see this...when he calls and says come see this...stop what your'e doing and go see...you will never be disappointed....can you see anything...besides Gary's hand....
He has not moved and we have been hovering over him for quite a few minutes...clicking pictures with our phones...can you see him...he has wedged himself up under a few weeds and is just hanging out in front of the shop door, right next to the sidewalk under the vapor light....Patrick came out of the shop to see what was up and investigated...he saw what looked like a smaller frogs bulging eyes popping out of this guys back under the skin...Patrick thinks he's still digesting his last meal, which apparently was another frog....boy oh boy he blends in... well....Gary told Patrick that this guy is big enough to eat...and sent Patrick for a bucket....(you should have seen Patricks face...I think he thought Gary was going to eat him...
Gary and Patrick have cajoled this guy into the bucket to get a better view and more photo opportunities...and then Gary moved him over to a woodpile by the fence...so no one would step on him....

You never know what you will find after a good rain...
I hope you have a great night...
Blessings Sherry

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oh My Blog

Oh My Blog,

How I have missed you lately....Rebecca and her parents (me and Gary) are in full swing Softball mode for the next few months and possibly thru the summer....She had two games Monday...one for school, an away game, in Brazosport TX. at 4:30 and then one for her league team at 6:00 in Santa Fe, TX.  needless to say we were a little late to the six o'clock game...she is pitching for her school team and catching for her league team....wow....she is really liking pitching and she had her first lesson today with Coach DelaRosa...she has a league game tonight in Santa Fe, TX. at 7:30...Monday night she got slammed with a ton of homework and quizzes and tests for Tuesday...and now tonight she has only about an hour of homework.....she's done....I've braided her hair for the game...she is about to suit up and head out...we have to be at the fields at 6:30 for warm-ups before the game....this is going to be a great season for her....

I have finally completed my continuing education requirements for this license renewal season and can put this aside for another two years....(Thank God, because it's as exciting as watching paint dry...)...

So, now I hope to start posting some pictures and projects soon....

Yeah me...I am so ready for sticky fingers again....card challenges and blog hops...let the games begin...

I hope all of you are doing well....have a great night....I know I will....

Blessings
Sherry

Friday, February 24, 2012

Rebecca is Pitching

Hello There,
It's finally Friday....last night,  actually, afternoon we went to watch Rebecca's first softball game of the season for her school....she is a Catcher....who this season.... is going to be the Pitcher (and she actually wants to pitch and take lessons)....and Coach Delarosa is going to be giving her pitching lessons, with his daughter Samantha (who is an amazing pitcher and got a scholarship for pitching)....she got up to bat twice and nailed it and scored both times....she pitched 55 pitches in this game and 23 of them were strikes....I did not keep up with the wild pitches that got away from the catcher (I was keeping the book and don't normally mark all the pitchers stuff, but I will be)...this is going to be an interesting season...and Rebecca has not had any pitching lessons yet...they tied 4-4...and Monday they play the same team again in Brazosport....She only hit two players up to bat....the little catcher, Lexi,  is new to our school...she has been playing softball for a while and she is a good little catcher and Rebecca just loves her...her coach said these two are going to be a gooood team.....I think she is right....Rebecca did not have a ton of homework and no league games last night, so, we got to stay and watch the high school girls team play...and now we are booked for the next few months with intense softball schedules....opening season starts this weekend....and there are games Sat. and Sun. and on Monday she has an away school game in Brazosport at 4:30 and then a league game in Santa Fe...but I don't know the time yet...I just glanced at the schedule the other day....and she has to fit in homework as well....this is going to be a great season for her...she will be Catcher on her league team....and Pitcher on her school team....Awesome....I love having a sporty girl in the house...it's fun and always lots of things to do....Well, I hope everyone is doing well, and has a great weekend....and I hope to get some scrappin in this weekend too....
Blessings
Sherry

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Card to Share for WAW, SSIC, and HIMCR challenges

I just made this wonderful card last night while Gary and Rebecca were at softball practice....I love love love this verse....I seriously do not know if I will be able to give this one away....The Holy Spirit always brings this verse front and center in my mind when I am in challenging situations...it has brought me great peace and comfort...it has brought me thru many storms and trials....It is such a blessing to know that I am never alone....and no matter what I face each day...He is here with me....comforting...and guiding me each step of the way...when my daily challenges are pulling me out of my peace...and sometimes I slip and let the anchor fall....but God....He always pulls me back into Him and grounds me to His peace...it's a beautiful experience and I can't imagine what life would be like without His peace and presence...He is my Anchor....and though the storms come and batter my sails...the Anchor holds....in spite of the storm....God has not promised me a life of ease....He has promised me that no matter what I face....He is God....and He is my shelter from the storms...
Blessings
Sherry

I would like to enter this card in these challenges:


word art wednesday challenge #16 (Psalm 46:10)
link:  wordartwednesday.blogspot.com


stampin sisters in christ challenge #127 (use a flower)
link:  stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com


Hiding in my craftroom challenge #34-glitter, glitter!
link:  hidinginmycraftroom.comnew card to share for waw,ssic, and himcr challenges

A masculine Birthday Card

Here is the Birthday card I made for Gary this year....I love the way it turned out...and it was fun to make I used the MOJO Monday Sketch....

I would like to enter this card in these challenges:  MOJO Monday 229 sketch
                                                                             
                                                                                

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gary's BDay

Hello There,

Today was a very special day...today we celebrated my best friends BDay....he played WOW for most of the day...his foot is still recovering....when Rebecca got out of school...we went shopping at Fry's...apparently we are looking for some sort of really cool....magical moment type of thing where when you finally find it you have one of those aha moments...but so far we have not had an aha moment...My Guy is looking for some sort of gaming mouse for a left handed person...who is addicted to playing WOW....we will try online to see if we can find the perfect one....we then met up with Holly and had a wonderful birthday dinner at Red Lobster....and then Holly gave Gary his presents and she made him the most amazing cupcakes....we then went to Best Buy...in search of the elusive magical mouse that would give us the aha moment we are looking for....we think we found one, so we paid for it and headed home because they are going to be late for softball practice...Rebecca has not done her homework yet and her and Gary are headed out to softball practice....and when they came home around 9:00pm her and Gary were laying out her new uniform and let's just say "It's the coolest one ever"...I will post pictures as soon as she gears up in it....and then they hit the showers and then we did presents....and then Rebecca did homework and then Gary and I ate his cupcakes...and then he tried his new magical mouse.............and............it is not magical.....and will not work with his mac......to say he is disappointed is an understatement.....but, we are not deterred.....we WILL find the elusive magical mouse for a left handed person for the Mac and with the extra buttons that he needs......and Rebecca finished homework and went to bed about an hour ago and now we find ourselves sitting on the couch...Gary is WOWing....and I am blogging....it has been a beautiful day....and I am thankful for another year to celebrate my best friend's BDay.....

Blessings
Sherry

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Cards part Two

This is Valentines day...and I am picking up Rebecca from school...she is walking toward me now....can you see her...

She is getting closer and she appears to have a balloon parade trailing her....

On Valentine's day you can send balloons, flowers, candy and a singing telegram to any student at school for a small fee....it's a Senior fund raiser for their mission trip...and it's fun....

She is coming out of P.E. where she has been practicing pitching for an hour...she is a catcher.....but apparently she is going to be pitching this season for the school jr. high team....she has a great attitude....she appears to be loaded down...

She is laughing...and is trying to get a handle on all of her balloons....

she smiles...she is in the 8th grade...last year of Jr. High....

She has a handle on her balloons and poses for me....

As she was loading all her loot in the car one of the heart balloons escaped and went sailing into the wide blue sky....she is home now...she is just adorable.....she is my last baby at home till she grows up and fly's away like Holly did....but for now I have the joy of a few more priceless years to just LOVE ON HER....and cherish each fleeting moment....I  love Valentine's Day at school....she really enjoys it....

This is the card I made my mom....I used seafoam green cardstock and some of the colorbox rose garden designer papers....I added a red heart doily and some mini white doilies....I folded four doilies in half and pleated them into a circle and edged and inked them with the TH Burgundy distress ink....I used some thin maroon ribbon for the bow...I hand made the pink rose...and inked the edges with the burgundy ink as well....I made the hat pin and stuck it in the rose...I used some of the pink glitter flourishes...on the ledge I used some plaid ribbon and three pink brads....I really like the look of this card very Valentiny looking...

this is a side view...to show you the dimensional effect of all the elemental layers....

I have to give a shout out to my friend Christy Faught....this design concept is her idea....I think she calls it a tri-fold card...and I really like it...I hope you will give this idea a try....I bet you will like it too....My Guy asked me tonight if I would put his card on his desk....(My Guy liked his card...)...my mom put hers on her nightstand and kept looking at it and saying" it's beautiful"....Rebecca said "wow....uh...thanks."...and she took it to her room and immediately set it on her dresser....they all seemed to enjoy it as a " picture"....to look at....as well as a card you read and slip into a drawer....I will give Holly hers this weekend and see what she thinks....

I know I will make more of this style of card....it's too much fun not to.....if you have any questions....leave a comment and I will get back to you...you can make these cards any size you want...the bottom ledge is 4 inches and if you need to add it as a separate piece add one half of an inch to score and adhere to the back....

Blessings
Sherry