Monday, January 19, 2015

Sketch 350- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday and welcome to our Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  I decided to do a scrapbook page with this weeks sketch.  My granddaughter will be 3 months old tomorrow and I have not started her 1st year baby book.  So what better way to start it than with this wonderful sketch Mary Jo has for us today.  So here is the sketch!
And here is my first page for Ansley!
Isn't she just the cutest little thing.  Hopefully I will catch up a little and get her caught up soon.  I am trying really hard to put things in order in my house and in my routines to be able to do more of the things I love. 
Now don't forget to go by and check out the rest of the design team samples.  I know you will love them.  And please play along.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you all have a blessed and wonderful Monday.
Our Design Team!
Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies

Sunday, January 18, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #1 - TRUST

Well hello my friends.  I know it has been a year since I did one of Patter's scripture challenges.  I missed all of last year.  It was a bitter sweet year.  But it kind of goes along with Patter's 1st challenge of 2015.  We had to put our TRUST in God and know that He had control of everything.  The verse I chose for this challenge is Psalm 91:2, "I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”  You see God is what gets me through it all.  Without Him I am nothing, but with Him I can handle all things.  I trust Him with it all.  Here is a little of my story from 2014 and because of trusting God with it all, I am a different person.
My mom and brother both started out the year of 2014 in the hospital.  Mom finally recovered from her major surgery and has been in the hospital a couple of time since with pneumonia, but all in all is doing well.  Still having breathing problems, but we know God is in control.  My brother on the other hand spent the year going between bad and good.  So I spent a lot of time in my home town helping to take care of him.  As most of my followers know he was down syndrome.  So he lived with my mom his whole life and between his workers and my 3 sisters we tried to make sure someone was with him and mom all the time.  It took a lot out of us, but we would not change the time we spent with him for nothing. On October 20th my husband and I had our 5th grandchild, a little girl Ansley Grace.  What a blessing from God she was and still is.  Every time I see her she reminds me of what and Awesome God we serve. 
  We spent two days in Virginia with my daughter and family and on October 22, late in the day, the day our little Ansley came home from the hospital, we got a call that my husband's brother had a tragic accident and was dead.  WOW is about all I can say.  It took our breath away and took us back to our home town to be with his wife and daughter.  We also knew that Danny was now in Heaven and yes we would morn, but he was better than he had ever been.  So glad for the hope we have in Jesus.  We still miss him very much, but because of God we can take it one day at a time.
I was still spending 2 weekends a month in Lumberton helping out with my brother and the end of November my brother went back into the hospital.  He was aspirating when he ate.  We were given an option for a feeding tube, but were told he probably would not do well with it as his body was shutting down, so he was placed in hospice and on December 7th my brother went home to be with Jesus.  No longer was he hurting and no longer was he different.  He was made whole and was running the streets of gold praising God.  Yes, I still miss him and am crying as I write this, but because of the hope I have in Jesus, I know I will see him again.  How wonderful will that be.
Along with all of this, my dad has Alzheimer's and is in a Alzheimer's unit.  Found out now that he has stage 4 cancer.  So we are dealing with that also.  But again, I know in whom I trust and I know He is with me always.  There is no way I could have made it through this year without trusting in God!  And the reason behind using the song that Patter had posted on her blog, "Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus."  Here is a beautiful version of this song.
I have always loved mixed media and decided that I wanted to use this song as the focus on this canvas.  I am still not good at this as this is only my 4th piece, but I am happy with it.
And here is a close up of the music sheet.
I am not sure if I will be doing the mixed media canvases each time, but I do love these and to me this is glory art.  Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping in today and letting me share some of my story from this past year.  And remember "God is Good!"
Blessing my dear friends!  And please check out Patter's post for Trust!  You will love it.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sketch 349- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Well, my goodness it is already Monday.  I think the older you get, the faster time flies.  What about you? 
It is also time for our Monday Lunchtime Sketch and I for one loved the sketch that Mary Jo put together for us today.  It was such a clean and simple with a little added extras.  Just my style. 
Today I am sharing the sketch with you also, so here it is.
Don't you just love it?  And now here is my sample for this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch.
Don't you just love it?  Well maybe I just love it.  I am not sure what kind of sentiment I will put on the inside, but I have decorated it already.
Please let me know what you think and don't forget to go over and check out the rest of our design team samples.  I know you will love them.
Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed week!


Monday, January 5, 2015

Sketch 348- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy First Monday of 2015 and can't wait till you see the great sketch that Mary Jo has for the Monday Lunchtime Sketch today.  It is so simple with so many possibilities.  You will definitely have to go check out all the designer samples on this one and use your scraps to join us this week.  So here is my sample for this week.
I am still unsure of what I will be using this one for, but I have a couple of people I have in mind for it and need to make up my mind soon.  Regardless, I really like the simplicity of it.
Couldn't decide which angle I liked, so I used both of them.  Like the color on the one above, but the shadow is less on this one.
Now don't forget to stop by and check out the rest of our team's samples.  I know you will love them.  And don't forget to add your sample.  We would love to see what you come up with.
Enjoy your Monday and enjoy your week.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year Gifts

Happy New Year to all of you out there this morning.  What a beautiful day it is here in Wilmington, NC.  Skies are Carolina blue and we have some beautiful sunshine right now along with high in the 50's today.  Just love it.
I wanted to share with you today some Gifts I will be giving my co-workers when I return back to work.  I will not tell you what is in them as some of my co-workers do follow me.  But I made these cute little bags with the Trim the Tree Designer Paper Stack from Stampin' Up!  I have more to make so they will be in different colors.
Here is a close up of one of them.
One sheet of the 4 1/2 X 6 1/2 makes this little bag.  You gotta love it.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful and blessed year.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Sketch 347- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday and welcome to our Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  My moms birthday was yesterday and I used this sketch to do a card for her.  I had been wanting to use a stamp and die I had ordered from Sweet N Sassy called "God's Purpose," but because of everything that happened the first of December, I was unable to use it.  So, I thought I would use it for my Mom's card and I love how it turned out.  What do you think?
And of course the inside had to be done also!

Isn't this just the greatest sketch.  So why not just hop on over to our Monday Lunchtime sketch and take a look, then add your sample for us.  We would love to see what you come up with.
Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your week and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Card for Grandkids

Good Morning and hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Russ and I enjoyed our children and a little quite time after having our one daughter and 3 grandchildren in our home since Sunday.  And then of course with her being here the other daughter and 2 grandchildren were over quite a bit.  So you can imagine how quite it was when they finally left.  And today I am going to my moms to spend the weekend with her.
Anyway, thought I would share a card I made for my two oldest granddaughters who are 10 and 11.  I put this card in a bag with a pair of underwear and that was the first present they opened.  I have always told their moms as long as they believe in Santa, he will bring presents.  But if they stop he stops.  So when I found this cute stamp on sell last year after Christmas, I just had to buy it and they love it.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful and blessed New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sketch 345- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Good Morning everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  My week has been full of a lot of emotions as my brother Joe went to be with Jesus last Sunday and mom was in the hospital very sick.  I know my brother is going to have the best Christmas yet celebrating with Jesus, but I miss him so much.  He was down syndrome and so to our family he was always the baby, even though he was older than us, 1 boy and 4 girls.  He was special in every way and a child of God!  Keep us in your prayers as mom is still in the hospital and now my dad is.  He was admitted last night.
Since I have not had a lot of time to do Christmas cards, I thought I would do one through My Digital Studio and send out to everyone.  I had taken this picture along with quite a few more of my grandchildren at Thanksgiving and decided to use it.  The sketch Mary Jo did for this week's Monday Lunchtime Sketch worked out perfect.  So now all I have to do is print and send.  Here it is!
As you can see my grandson was being silly, but it is so him, that I decided to use this photo.  I am going to print on matte paper and send.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful and blessed week!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sketch 343- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Well here we are at Monday again and what a great and different sketch Mary Jo has for us today for our Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  At first I just did not know what to do and then it just seemed to come together.  I used two of my retired Christmas Sets from Stampin' Up!  I just can't seem to get rid of my Christmas Stamps and I still seem to add to them every year.  Anyway back to the sketch and my sample!  Here is what I came up with this week. 

And here is a close up of the star that I cut out free hand.  Very easy as you have the shape already there.  I also sponged around the edges to give it more of a stand out look and popped it up with dimensionals.
And of course the inside I used the star confetti punch on the inside also.  I am loving that punch and can't wait to use the punched out stars in some way.
And even did a close up of Bethlehem scene.
Ok, now it is your turn to show us what you come up with for this Monday Sketch.  I can't wait to see it and make sure you check out the design team samples along with linking your sample.
Thanks so much and have a wonderful week.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sketch 342- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Hello my friends.  What a weekend I have had.  My brother has been really sick and finally yesterday, he was admitted to the hospital with a UTI and Pneumonia.  It was my weekend to spend with Mom and while there they had to do some work on our heating system, so my husband had to empty all the closets for them to run a wire.  Well I was not at home and it was my craft room where the work needed to be done, so when I got home yesterday, I headed for the craft room to make my card for today's Monday Lunchtime Sketch and guess what?  You are right, I could not get to my desk.  So I pulled out my computer and this is what I created using my digital studio.  As soon as I can get to my desk, I plan on printing this and using it for one of my Christmas Cards.  I love it.
I used the Glitter paper kit for the Silver and gold effect.  I also used the coloring tool for the stamped images.  It was a lot of fun and if I need more than 1 card, I can print quite a few.  Makes it quick and easy.
Would love prayers for my brother.  He really needs them.
Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day and don't forget to check out the rest of the design team samples.  This is a great sketch so make sure you link up also. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sketch 341- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday and here we are again for our Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  It was another good sketch this week and of course I had to make a birthday card for my granddaughter who turned 10 on Saturday.  Just love that girl, yes I know I love them all!  Anyway, I My Digital Studio to make the card as I wanted to use one of her soccer pictures on the front.  So here it is using this weeks sketch.
Earlier this year I bought 4 of those cards you can talk into and this was my last birthday of the year to use them.  My first was in February and this is the last one.  Here is the message I printed for the inside.
She knew she was getting it and of course had to hear the message first off.  Too cute!
Ok, now it is your turn to create something with this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch and to check out the rest of the design team samples.  They certainly with inspire you.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin October 2014

Happy Saturday Evening to you all!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Today I was finally able to put these cute little pie boxes together for Thanksgiving.  This is from the Stampin' Up's! October Paper Pumpkin.  I just love them.  We are going to my daughter's home in Virginia for Thanksgiving and I filled these boxes full of candy for little gifts.  I thought they turned out so cute.
And here is a close up of two of them.
In the kit there was 8 boxes and actually the yarn was to make a ball, but I decided to just tie a bow.  I just liked it much better.  So, I have plenty of yarn left to make some other items.  I also made a template of the box since I saw some cute items on Pinterest when making these boxes.
Today was also my granddaughter's 10th birthday and her party was at the skating rink.  I just had to add a few photos of her.  I can't believe she is 10.  Such a sweet and witty little girl.  I just love her.  She had an 80's theme to her party and she did a good job dressing the part.  She even crimped her hair.  Sweet!!  I remember those days.

You will see her birthday card on Monday!  Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your weekend.  I plan on it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sketch 340- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Well  I am a little late on posting my Monday Lunchtime Sketch this week.  I had the card done on Thursday evening and then my daughter and new granddaughter and family came into town and I forgot everything else.  I even forgot to add it to the post to post Monday Morning on Mary Jo's blog.  I am so sorry Mary Jo.  Actually thought about it Monday afternoon.  But, it is a wonderful sketch and here is my sample.

And the inside of the card!
The light was a little bright and made the stamping not show up as good.  Don't forget to go over and check out this weeks sketch and join us.  I know you will be glad you did.
Have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sketch 339- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

It's time for our Monday Lunchtime sketch and yes Mary Jo has a wonderful sketch for us today.  I again used my cute little house and die.  I am loving this holiday home set.  So here is my sample for this weeks sketch.

And here is the inside.  My salutation is a little off center, but I am ok with that.  It gives it character as my daughter says.

And I am using some old paper that I had laying around and just embossed Santa and the sleigh on the designer paper.  Here is a close up.

Now it is your turn to show us what you can do with Mary Jo's sketch and check out the rest of the design team samples for some inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Adding to Baby Book - 11 months

Happy Thursday all!  This last week and a half has been a whirlwind of emotions for our family.  Last Monday, October 20th at 1:45 am our 5th grandchild was born, a little girl weighing 7lb 1oz and she was absolutely beautiful.  That was such a blessing and such a joy.  Of course I was on my way to Virginia at the time of her birth and we finally arrived and saw our little Ansley Grace at about 4:45 am.  Yes we drove all night and it was worth it.  She is doing wonderful and so is our daughter.  I will be sharing a few photo's at the end of this post of our sweet little granddaughter.
Then on Wednesday, October 22nd we get a call that my husband's brother had a farm accident and he was killed.  It was such a shock and we are still dealing with the shock of that.  I must say though that we know he is celebrating up in heaven.  He was such a great husband, father and brother, so please continue to pray for our family.
Well I am trying to get the rest of my grandson's baby book finished as now I need to start on Ansley's book, so I thought I would share his 11 month page with you.  One more page to share and his book will be complete.
Isn't he just the cutest little boy!  Now he has a little competition with his little sister.  Here are a few shots I took of our sweet baby!
With Big Sister!  She was so excited.

With Big Brother!  He did not want to let her go.
Coming Home!  How cute is that?
What a blessing in the midst of such sadness!  She is what kept us smiling.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you all have a blessed and wonderful rest of the week.