Thursday, December 30, 2010

Missing "You"

Everyone knows I love making cards so my friend in Georgia always sends me lots of Whipper Snapper images colored for quick card making. It sure helps me to have them colored then all I have to do it match up the card stock and I'm in business. I try to make 100 cards a month for 'Operation Write Home' and I know that they always need cards for Miss You, Kids cards and birthday cards.
Well after making 18 cards today you can't imagine my surprise when I saw the Hero's blog challenge for 'Miss you' cards. My cheater suggestions for making these cards.........I use DCWV boxed card and envelopes that way the inside is white and the soldiers can write home on white better than colored card stock. I also try to line up my DSP an card stock to my images then sit down to make up my cards. I'm a very patriotic person and since I can't serve my country my way to 'Pay it Forward' is to make cards and support the troops overseas, I'm proud of the cards I make and send off. I use to do alot of swaps but I haven't found a good one lately so if anyone knows of one let me know, I miss the card swaps.
So for now I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wish Big

Here's another 'Wish Big' digital image from Deedee's Digi's. I think these are so perfect for birthdays. You can dress them up like this or use juvenile paper for kid cards. The lace I got along time ago and haven't seen anymore like it although I'm out of it now. I love the pearl gems it really adds alot to the cards.
Now everyone have a great week and I'll catch you on New Year's Eve with more card ideas. Remember to 'Pay it Forward'.
God Bless,

Monday, December 27, 2010

Those eyes!

I have a suggestion for the Digital artists, when you save a digi or sell a digi save it with your initials or name. That way we will know who the digi belongs to. When I download digi files I download them into special folders named Deedee's, Dustin's, Doodle Pantry, Meljen that way I can give credit when credit is due! I love the kitty in this image but I don't know who its from, I used DCWV card stock, colored my image with Copic's, SU Old Olive silk ribbon and a SU medallion and salutation.
Four days till 2010 is gone and we start a whole new year. What have you got planned? Where are you going? Who will you impress, what good will you do for your world? I'd love to hear your plans.
Remember to 'Pay it Forward'.
Stampin hugs,

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

'Jesus is the Reason for the Season' this image is from Doodle Pantry and it says it all. Thank you Laurie for your amazing designs.
We have 5 inches of Snow and its still coming down fast! This is the first time in over 20 years the Chattanooga area has had a White Christmas. It's quite beautiful and put a halt to our Christmas gathering but hey it's gives us the perfect chance to comtemplate
' The Reason for the Season'.
Happy Holidays everyone!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Big Wishes & a fond farewell

I love this digital set from Deedee's digi's 'Wish Big'. It comes with 2 images and 2 salutations for $3.00. It's a fun digital set, one of over 140 sets that Deedee has designed. I had the pleasure to served 2 terms on Deedee's design team, but now its time for me to step down at the end of the month and let someone else design with a fantastic designer Deedee and the design team. I've had a wonderful time and learned so much about blogging and designing.
Each one of the girls are multi-talented with wonderful suggestions and ideas that they share. I enjoyed working with each and everyone of them. I might have been the oldest on the team but they each treated me as an equal and for that I am blessed. Deedee is one in a million, I thank you Deedee for the honor of serving on your design team. My best wishes to each and everyone of you for a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
God Bless you all.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Back on my feet!

You know I love helping others, I love making cards and I especially love the feeling of being needed. So after a few days of feeling sorry for myself, I've regrouped and I will remember that I have a blessed life. God has given me many wonderful days, two beautiful daughters, 7 wonderful grand children and a gift of giving. For all that I am grateful and I will cherish my blessings along with living each day to the best that I can thanks to the good Lord God Almighty.
So I have made about 25 cards in the past few days with all the images I have colored. Today I feature the images of Doodle Pantry, I so love Laurie's images and she actually created the Crosses from a request of mine. So I enjoyed making all these Doodle Pantry cards to send to the troops at "Operation Write Home"
I used SU cardstock on all the cards and
several different DSP from DCWV, SU Welcome Neighbor, Nana's Nursery, and
of coarse brads, pearls, ribbons and punches
that I just love. Stay tuned for many more cards that I just can't wait to show you.
As for Christmas, well the real spirit of Christmas is with me always but as far as family well with all the miles between us and my daughter here in Tennessee we'll see each other to exchange gifts but she's chosen not to have Christmas dinner this year guess she's in the same depression that I am but hey I'll get through this and come out stronger for it. I plan to get my house in order and sell it, then I'll become a gyspy because I have no roots anymore nor anyone that needs me nor wants me around.
Merry Christmas everyone, have a wonderful holiday oh and as I always say 'Pay it Forward' and you will be rewarded.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Merry Christmas

I sincerely wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2011.  Until further notice I am taking a break from card making, hobbies, crafting, etc.  I find that I am in a very dark place and I fight each day to come out, sometimes I don't even make it out.  I will fulfill my commitments this week then I'm going to struggle hard to find myself.  I use to love Christmas but now I dread it, I put on a front so no one knows but who or why am I kidding anyone?   It's a lonely time of the year for those alone and for those with close knit families its a fun gathering of loved ones.  My family was never close knit so I wasn't a part of that but I saw it and dreamed I could bring my girls to that, it didn't happen.  I've always suffered from depression and this year it's ten times worse than ever before, so instead of inflicting bah humbug emotions I'll just bow out.  I have some soul searching to do and some deep cleaning so thank you all for your well wishes
Merry Christmas!