Hi Everyone!

Gosh it’s good to be back blogging again! Since my last post, I’ve been happily at work building my sales route here in the Willamette Valley in Oregon! Each week I add more offices to my schedule and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the new people I get to meet while on my greeting card service route! I’ve missed being able to blog though!

I thought it would be nice to share some of the blog candy I was told about by my good friend Denise over at Paper Ponderings, thanks Denise! You are SUCH a sweetheart!

If you are ready….let’s go candy hopping!

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First….over at Paperlicious you will find the candy above! Ohhh……yummy stuff yeah!!??

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Then over at Inked Inpirations….you will find the above bag o’ candy!!

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That’s not all!! There’s more…..yeah baby!!!! Check out Starving Artistamps for the above goodies!

 

If you are still having fun hunting for blog candy……here is another awesome blog to check out! Phoenix Crafts This is SUCH a nice package of candy…..Jennifer is being so so generous over there!!

Have fun visiting these wonderful blogs everyone! Good luck to those of you who enter to win!

In His Grip~

Deb

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A *Latte* of course!!!

This weeks MoJo Monday Challenge:mojo78sketch

Here is my go at it :)))

I Miss You A Latte!

I Miss You A Latte!

I really had fun with this card and I made it with several different sentiments. Such as *I Love You a Latte* and *Take Time to Smell the Coffee*

Enjoy!!!

In His Grip~

Thanks to Carol from Carol’s PaperPlayce, I found another nice challenge blog to learn from! This one is called The Creative Card Crew and this week their challenge was to make a card using green as the main color. Here is my try!

Top O' the Morn' To Ya!

Top O' the Morn' To Ya!

It didn’t turn out quite like I had envisioned so I am going to keep working at this one until I get it looking the way I want. I wish I hadn’t quartered the printed paper…..I thought it was going to look so so so cool, but alas…..back to the drawing board for me! LOLOL

Happily In His Grip~

Phew!!! I am getting in just under the wire this week with my MoJo Monday Challenge! Below is the challenge sketch:mojo77sketch

And here is my try at it!

The Best Place to be...is together!

The Best Place to be...is together!

Have a fantastic Friday everyone! The sun is shining here in the Pacific Northwest and we might get to be outdoors this weekend! Woot Woot!

wootsmiley

In His Loving Grip~

The first Monday of every month I take  class from a friend of mine who teaches card making, her name is Denise and she is da bomb!!!!! She designs for Sheetload each month and she makes some of the most gorgeous cards I’ve ever seen in my life…..and she lives right here in my hometown! Yup……lucky me!!!!! Anyway….she helped me with a template for a card I’ve been wanting to make to welcome new arrivals >wink< You can see both color versions below…..
Welcome Baby Boy!

Welcome Baby Boy!Welcome Baby Girl!

Welcome Baby Girl!

Welcome Baby Girl!

I loved how these two cards turned out! Thanks Denise !!! I love you man….I mean friend!

I was also asked to make a card for a young man…29 years old. That was an easy one for me because I have a 29 year old son! I knew I couldn’t use pink, fluff, lace and stuff like that so here is what I came up with….

Happy Birthday Masculine*ish*

Happy Birthday Masculine*ish*

At class on Monday….we got to make two of the CUTEST cards!!! The first one below is an Easter Egg card and I’ve made dozens this week already…in all kinds of colors! The second is a take off of Denise’s original….she taught us how to make a folded card…I don’t know the technical term for it…..it had several folds…..so so cute but I didn’t want to re-create it with so many folds so I did it straight up with a standard sized card. I LOVE the feel of this card and you can see on the bottom, there is room for a sentiment….I left it blank bcause I wanted to be able to put what I wanted there for that special reason or occassion. Again….thanks Denise for all the fun and inspiration you provide us!

Easter Egg Card

Easter Egg Card

Spring!!!!!!!!

Spring!!!!!!!!

OK…..last but not least….a birthday card I made for a gal in a neighboring town for her mother in law……I really like the brown, pink and green together!

I wish my camera would behave...sometimes these pics are great...other's...not so much.....can't be operator issues....nah! It's that dern camera...I just know it!

I wish my camera would behave...sometimes these pics are great...other's...not so much.....can't be operator issues....nah! It's that dern camera...I just know it!

I hope you enjoyed my parade of cards tonight….I’ve got a lot of bloggin’ catching up to do……it’s been awhile!

Happily In His Grip~

I’ve been MIA for about a week and a half and I finally found my way back to my computer to do some posting on my blog.

I missed last weeks challenge, boo hoo for me!!! But this week it’s pink, brown and green week at the Pink Elephant Chalenge!

Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge. I really love how it turned out and will be making several for different occassions and possibly with different color themes!

Happy Birthday in Pink, Brown and Green

Happy Birthday in Pink, Brown and Green

I started with double sided card stock in green. (5.5×5.5). Then I made a cut (about 1/4 of front) and used my edge punch from Fiskar. Then I added a strip of pink behind the punched edge. Used a layer of pink to matte some awesome pink brown and green printed paper. I used a nestability circle and ran it through my cuddlebug with the swiss dots folder. I backed the computer generated Happy Birthday with chocolate cardstock and punched three flowers in green and pink, using a paper punch, I made the flower centers in brown. Added a cute pink bow and voila! I am thrilled!

Hop on over to the Pink Elephant Challenge and play with us! I promise you will learn something!! http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

In His Grip~

My homeschooling sister called awhile ago and asked if she could bring my 3 nieces over to do a *craft day* with Aunt Deb! Are you kidding me??? Let me at them!!! 🙂 She asked what we would be doing and of course, I told her we would be making cards and papercrafting, since I am smitten beyond words over it right now.

I put my mind to work thinking about cards that would satisfy all 3 ages, 16, 11, & 7….so here is one of the cards I designed for them to make on Friday! I still have another card to design for our special day, preferably an Easter card so I will share that one when I get it done as well.

I will be making pre-made kits for the younger ones, complete with their own glue sticks! >wink< Tee hee……I hope they have fun!

Here is a Spring Card we will be making together:

Happy Spring!! { Anyone who knows me well, also knows of my infatuation with ladybugs, so this one really made my heart sing!

Happy Spring!! { Anyone who knows me well, also knows of my infatuation with ladybugs, so this one really made my heart sing!

In His Loving Grip~