Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Birthday Girl

So, I just wanted to apologize for not posting anything (except the freebies) for a bit.  I’ve been sick and it’s taken a beating out of me.  I am still not feeling that well but I wanted to post up a card before I lose all my followers. 

It’s my daughter’s 20th birthday on Sunday.  I can hardly believe it!  No more teenagers for me, siggghhhhh.  This card features a digital sentiment from Digi Darla.  The cupcake image is from Designed 2 Delight.   














I hope you enjoy what I shared with you today.  Don’t forget to check in tomorrow for your Friday Freebie.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Clear It Out Challenge–Happy Birthday

The Clear Out Challenge has been posted and it's time to put on your crafty hat and join us for our next challenge.  The challenge this month is:

  • Theme:  Happy Birthday!
  • Stash: 2 ribbons of your choice

And it certainly wouldn't be a Clear it Out Blog challenge if we didn't challenge you to get rid of something in your stash. This week you are required to use 2 or more Ribbons in your project.

You have 2 weeks to play along (until March 4th).

Take a look at the card I created using items from my stash.


I used an image from Digi Darla who is our sponsor this month.  I just loved this image the minute I saw it.  It may not say “birthday” to you but I wanted to go with something a little different than a typical birthday image and this one is “dressed” for a party if you ask me, lol.


I wrapped a ribbon around the middle and tied it on the side.  I added my 2nd ribbon in the form of a bow used as a decorative detail on the dress.  Here is a close up of the teeny, tiny bow (made with my bow easy).





The winner gets 5 digis of their choice! Did you know Digi Darla also runs a challenge blog? Why not combine challenges and double your chance to win?

Did you know Clear It Out Challenge Blog posts every Tuesday? Although our challenges run twice a month we like to give you mid-challenge inspiration and introduce new blogs we love, etc.

Starting this week we will also be announcing our winners on these mid-challenge.

We love to see your project and encourage you to enter as many times as you like, however to keep it fair to everyone, only 3 entries per person will be considered for the prizes. Thanks so much for understanding :)

Hope to see you over at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog where you can join us for some fun!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Sound familiar?  You’re probably wondering why I’m tossing a little Kelly Clarkson around a card making blog, lol.  Well, this past week someone shared the most inspiring video with me.  Megan Kowalewski was just 23 years old when she discovered a lump on the side of her neck that turned out to be Hodgkins Lymphoma.  This young lady has been an inspiration to me this week.  No, I don’t have cancer – but like many of you probably do, I know people who are fighting it. 

I’m inspired by Megan because of the grace and strength with which she is fighting for her life, and because she’s not allowing the cancer to define who she is.  She’s had her ups and downs throughout her journey.  In fact, she was declared cancer free in April of 2012 only to be told that the cancer had come back in May of 2012.  Although I’m sure there were moments of sadness, anger, and fear, she did not allow her second diagnosis to defeat her.  Instead, she got back into the wrestling ring and kept on fighting, and fighting, and fighting, and to this day she continues to fight.

I encourage you to visit Megan’s Cancer Journey Facebook Page and her YouTube channel.  She has documented every step of her journey through photos and videos.  It takes determination to fight a disease like cancer so bravely and Megan has that hands-down.  Be prepared to spend some time there, because, if you are anything like me, you will be captivated by her courage and positive attitude. 

I’ll admit that I cried watching this video … not because it’s sad, but because it’s so inspiring and moving.  Her transparency in sharing her story with the world is something to be admired.

Megan’s Cancer Journey Facebook Page -- /

If I have learned just one thing from Megan, it’s to never give up and never lose hope, even when the situation I’m in looks too difficult to face and nearly impossible to handle.  I have faith and I know that God is with me in times of difficulty and that nothing is impossible for Him, but, as easy as that is for me to say, it’s so much harder to live out.  Sometimes I need to be reminded of that Truth, and for me, God used Megan to remind me of that this week.  Thanks God … and thanks, Megan!

Tomorrow’s freebie sentiment is inspired by Megan.  I look forward to sharing it with you!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

NEW Clear It Out Challenge

A new Clear It Out Challenge is up and ready for you so why not stop by and join in on the fun.  This week’s challenge theme is:\

  • Stash: red/white items
  • Theme: anything goes

Once again we have the the amazing Bugaboo Stamps sponsoring us! You could win...

Not familiar with Bugaboo? Pop over to their store and check them out. While there help yourself to their 'freebie' of the week available on Tuesday only :)

You'll have two weeks to participate. Don't forget to tell us what your stash item is!

More info on our new DT coming soon!