Encouragement in the Storm

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I will finish my post once my brain can think. This week is crazy and if I get it all done it will be a miracle.


1) Imagine That! – April Digi of the Month Challenge – use the digi provided and get next months image FREE!

Just a Wee little note



Wow! Just made that deadline!! Why I scheduled a craft the same weekend as Mother’s Day weekend is beyond me. I know I have several card orders to do every year for Mother’s Day. But somehow the good Lord helped me to get it all done!

I made this card for the progressive challenge at From the Heart Stamps. Each month she has a digi of the month and if you make a project using it then you get next month’s image free. I loved this saying so I decided to go with that. I also needed a card to mail to my best friend as I decided this year I was going to mail her a card each month. I have done good so far except I didn’t get the card in the mail yesterday so it was the first month I missed. But I plan on mailing it tomorrow so I will mail two in May…hope that counts! I also decided I would use this card as one we will make at the Retirement Home next Saturday. I found 3 different patterned papers in my stash and this is what we will make!

Did you see how PigWit was colored? Well, I batted my eyelashes and asked my husband to color him in photoshop for me. He did and turned the outline a mauve and I loved it….why didn’t I think of that!


1) From the Heart Stamps – use the digi of the month to create a project and get next month’s image FREE!

2) Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge #137 – Dots. I used big dots but they are still dots!


Digital Image: Hamlet PigWit Being Shy @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (white), Paper Studio @ Hobby Lobby (pink)

Patterned Paper – very old old stuff! 🙂

Happy Birthday Mom!


So my best friend has a Corgi named Wriley. Wriley contacted me (Aunt Kathy) and explained he would like to get his mother flowers and a card for her birthday. So of course I told him I would help him. Then Deedee surprises me with this awesome Digi of the Month stamp that has a Corgi bringing slippers. I changed the slippers to pink (her favorite color) and then tt was PERFECT for my best friend’s birthday card from Wriley!

Stephs Bday -Wrilie



1) Digi of the Month Challenge @ Deedee’s Digis – make a project using the current months stamp and get next month’s stamp FREE!

2) Craft Your Passion Challenge #259– Anything Goes

3) Crafting from the Heart Challenge #57 – Anything Goes


Digital Image: Dad’s Day Off @ Deedee’ s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug

Inks: pre-colored digital image (just changed the color of the slippers) printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Accent/Tools: embossing stencil, circle punch, daisy svg file, cricut

Getting Sketchy with Completely Christmas

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Sweet Song of Christmas

So if you have been to Completely Christmas Challenge or if you go there now you will see that I did not follow the sketch they displayed.


I followed a sketch just a different one. Long story but that is what happens when life and technology get in the way!!

The story behind this card is that I did a card a year or so ago with this image for the retirement home I do crafts at. I had left over pieces so I make them and sell my cards at work. Well I had 3 card bases with the sentiment “May the sweet song of Christmas bring joy to your heart!” already printed inside, brads and a couple pieces of cut paper but not enough to make the original card. I didn’t want to cut up more supplies to make the exact card so I set it aside. So when we got the (wrong) sketch I thought it would work for this image so I pulled out the pieces. I thought I found the perfect patterned paper for it but when I went to play with the pieces last night I decided I didn’t like it. So I pulled out the scrap drawer and found the green patterned paper and it matched perfectly. So that is how this card was made.

I used Christmas Cuties Digital Stamp from Deedee’s Digis.


Send a Smile 4 Kids

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Birthdays like Purses Deedee’s Digis is the sponsor of Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge this week and the challenge is to make a card for a female from a child. I decided to make female birthday card using the new digi, In the Bag. I printed off the purses on scratch paper and then went through my scrap drawers. This patterned paper match this purse perfectly so I went with it. I liked the diagonal stripes as it was sophisticated but not too grown up! The sentiment inside, “The more you have the harder it is to find your keys!” comes with the digi too. DAInTheBagPROMO

You have until Friday April 17th at noon CST to enter this challenge. After you do, please consider sending in your card(s) to cheer a child who is inpatient in one of our thirteen children’s hospitals. All the information you need is under the tabs at the top of the blog.



Digital Image: In the Bag @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, pop dots.

Inspired by a new digi stamp and a sketch


Mother's Day Frame

I wanted to make a sample for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge #49 since Deedee’s Digis is the sponsor this week. Well when I was looking for images to use with this sketch the Digi of the Month stamp – Blooming Blessing just seemed perfect.


Some of my ink in the printer is running low so I think my colors are off but when I went looking for paper to match I found the perfect one!! Okay it is only 10 years old but once I wiped the dust off it was ready to be used! I changed the black outline to brown and changed the green a little and then it was ready to go. I think it turned out pretty darn cute!

If you did not play in the Digi of the Month Challenge last month you can jump in by buying the above digi for ONLY $1.25 this month. Make a card and next month’s image will be FREE.

1) Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge #49 – use the sketch provided as inspiration


Digital Image: Blooming Blessings @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: EK Success

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: ribbon, brads, pop dots, glue dot, scor-tape

Anything Goes with a Birthday card and Easter card


Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge this week is Anything Goes. So I first made the birthday card for a friends brother in-law and decided it fit my father-in-law so I made him one too!

Great Outdoors Birthday

Then I decided to make a card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge so I will share it at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge also.


There is free Word Art of this scripture on the blog but it didn’t fit the space I had since it was more of horizontal sentiment. So I tried to mimic what she did and made it vertical. When I saw this scripture it made me think of this digital image by Deedee’s Digis so that is why I went with it.

1) Word Art Wednesday – uplifting project

2) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #221 – Anything Goes

3) 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #240 – Easter

4) April Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – used a sketch from last month (Mojo Monday Sketch #361)


Fishing Birthday Card

Digital Image: Great Outdoors @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Christian Easter Card

Digital Image: Our Risen Lord @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Christmas ornaments


The challenge at Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round this month is Ornaments. While wondering Deedee’s Digis I saw this Christmas tree with ornaments and thought it would make a cute card.


I went looking through my scrap drawers containing Christmas paper (yes, I have two scrap drawers containing ONLY Christmas paper!!) and found this perfect piece from the Basic Grey Nordic Holiday paper pack. I like the stitched look to the letters and it was the perfect color. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #294 as my inspiration.



1) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – Ornaments

2) Tuesday Morning Sketches #294 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration

3) The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge #4 – Anything Christmas with an optional twist of non-traditional colors listed. I chose to do the anything goes.


Digital Image: Country Christmas @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Nordic Holiday)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/ Tools: button, Twine (Simplicity), Fiskars Scallop punch

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