Thursday, November 28, 2013

Giveaway Winners!!

Wooohoooo, my first ever colossal giveaway is over and the winners have been chosen!! The 4 lucky people who will receive one of the prizes from our fabulous donors are:


Giveaway 300 Winners


Congratulations to Laura W., Beth F., Erin S., & Susan M!!  I will be in touch with you shortly to let you know how to claim your prize.

Thank you to all of you who entered this giveaway.  Don’t worry, it won’t be my last. Stick around and see what the new year brings!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Giveaway Coming To An End…

Well, I’m at 208 followers which means that  I didn’t reach my goal of 300 but that’s okay.  I’m still so very grateful for each and every one of you who have made the decision to hit the button and follow my blog.  Hopefully, you will stick around and enjoy my weekly freebies.

The giveaway will end tonight at 11:59pm.  I hope you are all as excited as I am to find out who the lucky winners are.  Maybe it’s you!!

Don’t forget, you still have time get in on the extra chances to win if you follow through with any of the bonus entries.   I’ll be back tomorrow evening with the names of the lucky winners so please make sure you check back to see if your name is announced so you can collect your prize.  Good luck!!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mid-Challenge @ CIO

It's Tuesday and mid-inspiration challenge time at Clear It Out Challenges!  It's an "Anything Goes" kind of theme, but we ask that you put a snowflake on it.  Easy!

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I chose this trio of snowflakes created by Digi Darla Designs.  I kept my card clean and simple and very snowy :-)

I used my Cameo to cut out some snowflakes and brushed the edges with some Stampin’ Up ink (Real Red).  I attached them together with a star brad. 

Have a super day and don't forget to play along here!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Clear It Out Challenge–Anything Goes With Snowflakes

Time for another Clear It Out Challenge.  I admit it – I’m not looking forward to winter AT ALL! It’s cold, grey, slushy, did I mention COLD … but there is one thing about winter that I do love and that’s SNOWFLAKES!  There’s nothing prettier than a dusting of fresh snow falling from the sky.   With that being said … 

The Challenge this week is

Theme: anything goes

Stash: put a snowflake anywhere on your card 

We have 2 fabulous sponsors this week

Digi Darla Designs

and QKR Stampede


Here is the card I created using a QKR Stampede stamp called Catching Snowflakes:Snowman and Snowflakes_apieceofheartblog

I embossed the card top with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder & Border - Anna Griffin – Foulard.  It’s not the snowflake one I have been looking for in all the stores near hear but it’s a close second.  I also cut a snowflake out with my Cameo and attached it to the front of my card with a brad.

Come on over to the Clear It Out Challenge Blog and play along with us.  While you are there check out the awesome inspiration from the rest of the DT.  Speaking of DT, CIO is having a Design Team call.  If you are interested in applying, send Laura an email at

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Clear It Out Challenge–S’more Cards

It’s been a rough week but I took a little time to do some crafting to help lift my spirits a little.  This week’s theme is S’more cards – use brown and white.  I made 2 cards with images from our sponsors.  The first one is using an image from one of our newest sponsors, StampArt Design By Kathryne.  You can find it HERE.  If you’ve have never visited Kathryne’s store, you should.  She has some really cute images.

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The second image is from our sponsor, Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  You can find it HERE.  This one made my mouth water the whole time I was coloring it, lol. 

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I encourage you to pop on over to the Clear It Out Challenge blog and share s’more cards with us for a chance to win some really great prizes.


StampArt By Kathryne



is offering the winner 5 digital images of your choice to her shop! Thanks Kathryne :)






7 free digis




is offering 7 free digi stamps.  WOW!





You have 2 weeks to play along. Please remember to use brown/white on your card to be eligible to win a prize.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

No Friday Freebie This Week & Sad News...

My Uncle passed away tonight.  We were very close.  A month ago he fell at home and ended up in the hospital (which is why I haven't been around much lately).  A couple of years ago he was diagnosed with a pulmonary lung disease which hardens the lungs over time.  The fact that he wasn't able to be mobile this past month significantly increased the rate at which his lungs hardened and he deteriorated rapidly.  He's been on 100% oxygen since last week. This past week has been very difficult and we knew it was just a matter of days before we lost him.  After a couple of really bad nights, this morning he told the doctors he was tired of fighting and just wanted to go.   They decreased the oxygen this afternoon and gradually over the last few hours of his life.

As hard as it was to see him go, and as much as we will miss him now, we know that we will see him again one day and that brings us comfort. Please pray for my family as we make preparations for his funeral, but most especially pray for my Aunt. They were together for over 60 years and it's going to be very hard for her to not have him by her side anymore. Thanks for the prayers!