Tuesday, July 28, 2015


I just love this little guy, he sure is enjoying himself.  He makes for a nice relaxing summer card.  I thought this die would work great with the sunflowers so at the very end before attaching it t my card I decided to color the flowers around the edges with my maker and stickles for the center :)

Stampabilities -- Hammock Hibernation stamp colored w/markers
Spellbinders -- Decorative Labels eight die
BasicGrey -- Lilykate paper
Stickles -- Cinnamon (border flower centers)

Update on Evelyn -- Her incision is healing well, her bowel movements are all working well. She is up to 5ml an hour on the milk and doctor says if she keeps doing ok with increasing they will keep increasing her intake.  They took her off her nutrition IV for 4 hours yesterday, this was quite encouraging to them because they didn't except that to happen so soon.  Thanks again for all your prayers for this sweet little one.

I am sharing this post with Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration Link up , hope you get a chance to stop by and check out the other posts and don't forget to check out Stephanie's Etsy shop she has a coupon code to get 15% off your order this month and free shipping in United States, you can't beat that :)

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and are having a wonderful week so far!

Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know you did,


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Water Challenge

The challenge from my group was to make a water scene on your card.  Since my Son in Law's birthday is coming up and my daughter mentioned they are heading to the coast shortly after his birthday I thought that would be a good card for his birthday.  I used quite a few stamps out of the same stamp set to make this scene.  Wink of stella was added to the sun, lighthouse and the waves to give it some sparkle.

Inkadinkado -- Coastal/Maritime stamp set-- markers added to build the scene and color the sun
Distress inks -- Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon for sky and water
Cloud 9 design -- Simple thoughts Quote stickers
Wink of Stella -- brush clear glitter pen

An update on Evelyn -- She had her first bowel movement late Friday night, this is what we were praying for and she has had another since so things seem to be working well there.  Last night they started her on milk again, 3ml in an hour through a tube, if all goes well they will allow 3ml by mouth today, so we are praying that she tolerates this all well.  Thanks again for all your prayers and well wishes for her.

We have a very rainy start to our Sunday, hope you have been enjoying a great weekend and have a blessed Sunday!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Friday, July 24, 2015

Update and card

Good Morning, Little baby Evelyn's fever broke yesterday afternoon, thank you all for your prayers and good wishes for her.  I guess the nurses had to wear yellow cover up's until they ran some tests but they came back good so they didn't have to wear them anymore, not sure what all that means.  As of late last night she was still waking up startled and would cry but they still have her on Morphine and the Tylenol. Daddy had to talk Mom into going home and getting some rests since she hadn't slept the night after surgery, they had a nurse coming in from NICU to stay with her so she went home.  It's early so there hasn't been another update.  Thanks so much again for your prayers, we all appreciate them very much.

Now onto my card for today.  I came across my little beads and thought I need to use them for a center of a flower.  That was the start to this card.  I colored the die cut flower with markers.  The Background was watercolored with distress inks, and then sprayed with glimmer mist.

Distress inks
Tattered Angels -- glimmer mist in gold
Memory Box -- Dogwood Blossoms die, colored w/markers
Beads for center of flower
Martha Stewart --Caning pattern punch around the page punch

We were blessed with a couple of days in the 80's but the humidity and 90's are coming back starting today, so it should be a very HOT weekend they say.  Hope you all enjoy your weekend and stay cool.

Thanks so much for stopping by, so good to hear from you,


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Baby Evelyn

No card today, asking for prayers for little baby Evelyn, I forgot to mention in my post Tuesday that Evelyn was going into surgery on Wednesday to attach her small intestine to her colon.  The surgery went well but she had a very rough night last night. She has a very bad fever 102 and is crying.  I would ask that you pray for this sweet little girl, she is 2 months old.  In case you haven't read my past posts this little girl is the first daughter of friends of ours from church.

Here she is after surgery.

Here she is at 2am this morning, Momma is putting cool wash cloth on her in hopes of helping with the high temperature, they are giving her Morphine and Tylenol and she is still crying.

Here is one last picture of this sweet angel before her surgery.

I appreciate you praying so much as do her parents!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bird with Blossoms

I found these bird dies at my LSS and I just had to have them, I added a little bit of ink to him too.  I just had to put him on a branch, I think there are 4 birds in the set so you will be seeing more of these guys :)  I love the look of shaped cards but don't do them very often.

Spellbinders -- Labels 29 and Cherry Blossoms dies
Cheery Lynn Designs -- Feathered Friends die
Glitter ribbon
Our Daily Bread designs -- Mini tags die
Stamps of Life -- Postmarks 2 stamp sentiment
Me & my big ideas -- Gem on tag

I am once again sharing my card over at Stephanies Roses of Inspiration Link up not only will you find great inspiration from anything to cooking, cleaning, photographs and thought provoking links but you will find some Beautiful creations that Stephanie herself has made and is selling in her Etsy store that you can see HERE .

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I know how busy summers can be and I appreciate the time you take to drop by and comment.

Hope your having a wonderful week,