Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Faith Verse Christmas Blog Hop - November 30, 2011

Hello Friends!

Welcome to my blog! Today we are here to give God the glory for what is the real reason of the season with our favorite verse for Christmas that means so much to us...please read and enjoy the creations these wonderful ladies did on their blog.  Now lets get this party started!

If you came from the fabulous Miss Lynne's blog then you are in the right place if you happened upon my blog then start at Kari's at PurpleFuntastick Creations...don't want you missing a thing!

We have a prize to give away, there will be 3 digi stamps of the winners choice from Jen's Digi Stamps. 

To win you must comment on every blog along the way...easy peasy! :)

My project today is a Accordion card that I will have printed for my parents mantel as a Christmas Present. I have always been in love with the birth of our Savior and chose Matthew 2:1-2 as my verse. The birth of Jesus holds so much promise in our lives. It was a story of the coming of our King but also the anticipation of all that He was to do in His short ministry. I am so grateful for His birth and most importantly His resurrection. What a miracle! Here is a picture of my project:

I used Creative Memories digital software, Storybook Creator. If you would like to try this free for 30 days, please use the link and email me with any questions :) Here is the image of some of the accordion images available:

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have been inspired and remember the important reason for the season! :)

Your next stop is the spectacular Miss Shawnee

Until next time, be blessed and....

Sweet Stamping Treats Christmas

Top o' the Morning to you all. Oh, wait... that is the wrong holiday. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around our neighborhood and it is getting me in the mood for Christmas cards. I love snowpeople and here is Mr. Snowman for you.
The little bluebird just made my day!!! I am waiting on my Marvy pen to make my snowpeople more snowy so the trusty Crayols colored pencils came out. The scrollwork around the sentiment is from Stampin' Up as is the adhesive rhinestones. All the papers were from my Scraps as was the ribbons. I hope that you enjoyed my card and that you stop by Sweet Stamping Treats to see what the other creative team members made. Until next time......

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Guest Designer: PurpleFuntastick Creations

Thanks to my dear friend Kari of Purple Funtastick Creations for having me as Guest Designer today. I have to say that I am just loving my Storybook Creator software from Creative Memories. I think that is one of the many reasons I decided to become a Independent Consultant. I decided to make a digital Christmas card with the software that took all of 10 mins to make. Here it is:

Can you imagine the possibilities for your own Christmas cards? I can help you make your own special digital cards for the holidays as well. Let me help you with your digital photo holiday card needs (at a 20% savings this week only). Here are more details on my blog today:

Thanks Kari for having me as a guest designer and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share this with you. Until next time...

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's a Holiday Card Party......

*** If you are looking for my Faith Verse Guest Design Post, click HERE***

*** If you are looking for my JME Creations Color Challenge Design Post, click HERE***

*** If you are looking for my Jen's Digi Stamps Merry & Bright Design Post, click HERE***
Good morning all. Are you getting in the holiday spirit yet? I am sitting for a friends child and they already have loads of Christmas decorations up. I cannot wait to start and decorate our house and start listening to Christmas music. I might have to break down and start this week . I wanted to let you know about a great holiday special from Creative Memories. 

You can select a favorite picture and either send it to me or upload it to the Digital Center HERE.  Ican help you create your digital holiday cards through the digital center and then they can order the cards is multiples of 20.  It's great for everyone doing holiday photo cards.  Plus this week there is a 20% discount on cards. So why not add a little cash in your pocket to order yourself a special holiday present and send someone a wonderful photo card to cherish? Please email me HERE with any questions or to let me help you create a wonderful keepsake for your family and friend. We also have wonderful gifts as well that you can see HERE

Wishing you a wonderful start to your holiday season and looking forward to meeting your card making needs. Until next time...

Jen's Digi Stamps Merry n Bright Christmas card

Greeting all and I just had to share this card I made using one of Jen's Digi Stamps. Today's theme is Merry n Bright and it is no secret that I love snowpeople. So how could I resist making these. Here are my cards:

Here is another version that is more traditional:
I used some of the Creative Memories papers that my friend gave me. The ribbon is Stampin' Up I believe. I colored these with my colored pencils and used Rangers Stickles to accent the snow and fur of his hat. My silver gel pen just gave the mat some oomph!. I certainly hope that you hop over to Jen's Digi Stamps to see all the fabulous stamps that are only a $1.00. Today, Jen is running a special Cyber Monday sale today; buy 3 digis and get one free! How can you go wrong :) Until next time....

Guest Designer: Faith Verse Group

Happy holidays all and welcome to my guest designer spot for Kari's Faith Verse Group. I wish that all my projects could come together this easily. The verse just spoke to me and I went from there. I chose Isaiah 40:31 which says "... those who hope in the LORD     will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles;     they will run and not grow weary,     they will walk and not be faint." Here is the layout I made:
On Eagle's Wings by Michael Joncas
I decided to go simple with this layout and used my Creative Memories Storybook Creator software. I love how I can take a picture file and make it opaque in the background. The song in the background is an old hymn from my Childhood, "On Eagles' Wings". The words that stand out for me are:

"And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand."
Even during our darkest hours, we can pray and feel Him raising us up. I cannot tell you how many times this has happened for me and I am so grateful for it. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. This includes raising a family without a job right now . I thank Kari for having me as a Guest Designer today and pray that all is well in your neck of the woods. Please stop be her blog HERE and bless her as well.  May you be blessed today and always. Until next time....

JME Creations Color Challenge Design Team Challenge

Greetings all :) Today is a great day over at JME Creations. Today's challenge was Pink and Brown. Well, I decided to think outside the box with this one (thanks to my friend Lynne of Her Craftiness). This is the first time I have totally paper pieces a card where I hand cut all the pieces. Can you see the pink and brown?
The cat, sign and wood pile are just clip art that I resized and pop dotted. For the fireplace grate I trimmed this gold paper that I had in my scrap pile and ran it through my Xyron sticker maker (1.5"). I used my black marker to give the "bars" dimension. I added white paper on the inside to stamp a sentiment. I have not decided whether or not make this a Christmas card or a housewarming card. I will file it for now and add the sentiment later. I hope that you have enjoyed my project and that you will pop on over to JME Creations to see what my fellow team members have made. Until next time....

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hello Kitty Christmas Party

Welcome to the Hello Kitty Hop! It's the day after Thanksgiving and Hello Kitty is out shopping to give all her good friends presents whether it be cat nip or something super special. Hop along with us while Hello Kitty is getting herself ready for the holiday season whether it be decorating the tree, wrapping presents, or just looking dog gone kitty cute! Iif you came from Ashley's blog then you are in the right place but if you happened upon my blog then you need to start at the beginning at Lynne's blog, don't want you missing anything from the party! :)

The main blog candy being offered is Blog Candy will be various Christmas cuts of Hello Kitty along with a Red and Green Stick Pin.....

I am so happy to be in this hop with such talented women who I can also call friends. Lynne recruited me for this hop and I used my least favorite cartridge . Well, I decided to use the card option from Hello Kitty Greetings and, of course, made the snowman! The card was cut at 5 1/2". I wish I knew why this cartridge frustrates me so. I decided to have him sit in front of a Christmas gift bag :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have fun hopping! :) Here is the complete list in case you get lost:

Please don't forget to leave bloggy love and have a wonderful time! Now I send you off to Shannon's blog

Friday, November 25, 2011

Something you DO NOT want to miss......

***If you are looking for the post for the Dear Santa Simply Said book, please click HERE***

Jingle Deals, Jingle Deals, Jingle all the way... Ok, the song does not quite go that way but you will have extra savings jingling in your pocket. Starting today, November 25th and continuing to November 28th, you can get these fantastic deals from Creative Memories:

That’s $20 off the usual $39. You’ll still receive $10 in club credit just for joining. Plus, we’re releasing the December Rewards Club exclusive 8x8 Holidazzle Coverset on Nov. 25, just so club members like you can take advantage of $1 shipping between Nov. 25 and 28. 

Shipping offer valid only on your Consultant’s website and (.ca) from 12:01 a.m. CT 

Nov. 25, to 11:59 p.m. CT Nov. 28, 2011. Offer not valid on CMonline, Creative Memories Digital Center or 

Persona Imprinting orders. Daisy Wheeled Cart surcharge still applicable. Offer is nontransferable, not 

valid for cash or cash equivalent and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer does not count toward 

product credits, digital downloads or Rewards Club enrollment fee. Offer good for orders shipped directly to 

the customer. Qualifying purchase applies to merchandise only, not valid for shipping charges or applicable 

taxes. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada and is subject to change without notice.

Join the Creative Memories Rewards Club between Nov. 25 and Nov. 28 and you can enroll for just $19. 


Shop our 4x8 Cards now and shop the rest of our fine stationery cards through Jan. 1, 2012. 

Over 50 items on sale now. 

What is better than holiday shopping right from your own home. Should you have any questions please feel free to email me directly HERE. Thanks in advance for spending this time with me and I will be back with some crafty projects really soon. Until next time....

May I have a Drum Roll Please......

Happy Black Friday all and I hope that your Thanksgiving was a great one!

I hinted earlier in the week to by big announcement and what is bigger than Black Friday (well there is Cyber Monday too). So without further delay, I wanted to announce that I have become a Creative Memories independent consultant! I am so excited to bring high quality product that is different from other companies out there. I have been using their digital scrapbooking software, Storybook Creator, and love all that I can do with it. You can even change the paper color to suit your needs! It is so incredible. If you click the link above you can download the free 30 day trial. If you have questions, just let me know.
The one product I COULD NOT wait to share with you is for those with younger children in their lives. Whether it be your own, a niece or nephew, cousin or grandchild this is a must have for the holiday season. I recently found my memory box in the basement and loved looking through the projects I made and the family newspaper I made with my cousin. Well, the Dear Santa Simply Said book, will bring the child warm memories to share with their family when they grow. They are selling like hotcakes! They are on sale this month for $12.75. Your child completes the book for Santa... draws a map so Santa can get to your house, draws a picture of Rudolph, tells Santa what they did good this year and what they can do better for next year, tells Santa what their family is doing for Christmas, etc.... and at the end has a place for the "Official" Christmas list! A great keepsake! If you would like more information, contact me!!!!

You can preview the pages right HERE. You can order them from this link: Dear Santa. And speaking of Santa, does the Santa in your life not know what to get you for Christmas? Is there something that you specifically want from Creative Memories. Well, I can make that holiday shopping even easier! All you need to do is go to the website HERE and click the shop button. There is something for everyone! Then, just email me at suenj99 at yahoo dot com (replace the words at and dot) with your wish list items and who you would like me to contact (with their email or mailing address). I would be happy to be your personal elf this holiday season.

I will be sharing another post about a special that runs November 25th to November 28th that I do not want you to miss out on. Thanks for sharing my excitement for this new venture and I look forward to being their for all your creative needs. Until next time.....

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to you All...

I am hoping that you are enjoying your morning and that today brings you many wonderful moments. I have several posts going today, so between the festivities (or after you are relaxing) I hope that you will hop by to see my latest projects:

Guest Designer Day: Darlene of Two Scrappin' Lawyers

Simply Fifty-Two Designs Sketch #07

Sweet Stamping Treats Dollar Digi Day

May this be the start of many wonderful memories with you and yours. Here is an old Irish blessing to leave you with today:

"May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!"

Until next time....

Guest Designer Day: Darlene of Two Scrappin' Lawyers

Happy Thanksgiving to all my crafty peeps. I can tell you that I am so thankful today for friends and family. I am also so grateful for my guest designers this year. There has been amazing talent shared here and today we have another amazing designer for you. So without further delay, heeeerrrrreeeeee'ssss DARLENE.......

Hi it's Darlene from Two Scrappin' Lawyers wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  I'm fortunate to be guest designing for Sue today.  I wasn't able to properly photograph My Favorite Things layout, but in my stash of pictures I came across a card I made for a Baptism earlier this year.  I used Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals to get the deep embossing to create a frame for this layered cross from the Indie Art cartridge.  I used a variety of pink cardstock from my stash to make the cross in honor of a special little lady whose day it was.
Hope you like it!!!

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¸.·´ .·´¨¨))
((¸¸.·´ ..·´ -:¦:-
-:¦:- ((¸¸.· (¨`v´¨)
              `v´ Darlene
Thanks Darlene for being my guest designer. I wish you and yours a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. Until next time.....

Simply Fifty-Two Design Team Project: Sketch #7

Hidey ho all :) I am so glad to be able to share another challenge for Simply Fifty-Two. These layouts are so much fun to work with. Here is the sketch:
Here is my take on this sketch:
This is my beautiful stepdaughter, Yaritza, and her Dad (my sweet hubby). I just love the pic of the two of them :) I hope that you have enjoyed my layout and go on over to Simply Fifty-Two to see what the other members of the team have made. Until next time....

Sweet Stamping Treats New Dollar Day Sale

Greetings all and welcome to a fabulous Dollar Digi Day over at Sweet Stamping Treats. I love this wreath as there is so many options for it. Here is what I made:
I decided to use the digi stamp as a tag for a present card. I made the card on my Gypsy by welding the two presents from Doodlecharms (I had to flip one image). The patterned papers are from My Minds Eye. I decided to use real ribbon for present. I colored the digi with colored pencil and marker. I used Distress Stickles on the bow of the stamp and red Stickles for the berries on the wreath. I just love this card and will be sure to make more :)

Thanks for coming by and I hope that you will hop on over to Sweet Stamping Treats to see what the other members of the team have made. Don't forget to encourage your friends to become followers so we can reach 400 and we can have a giveaway. Until next time....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Extending a helping hand....

Happy Thanksgiving eve all. I am typing this post to help a crafty friend reach her goal of 200 followers. Won't you help make that dream come true? Please hop by CallyAnn's blog HERE and become a follower. At 200 she will be doing a giveaway (the conditions are on her blog).

Also remember that once I reach 400 followers there is a giveaway also. Who doesn't like blog candy? I know I sure DO. 

Well all, I am off to work on a card for the upcoming Hello Kitty Christmas Blog Hop. I am embarking on trying something I have never done before and hope it works out. :) Until next time....

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas :)

Greetings all and I am happy that we are getting closer to the start of the holiday rush. I wanted to share with you Christmas Cards that I have made as I am currently taking orders for handmade holiday cards. I had a wonderful cardmaking workshop with Nicole of Close to My Heart and she was such a gracious hostess. If you are interested in placing an order, you can contact me at suenj99 at yahoo dot com (replace the at and the dot ). For order of 20 cards or more there is special pricing available. Here are some card samples for your viewing pleasure: