Sunday, October 31, 2010
We are very blessed today - DD ended up under a moving hay wagon Friday night, and sustained only minor injuries. DS turned 35 today, and DH is feeling better today.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sentiment on inside...
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
I wanted to thank all of you that voted for me in the Cosmo Cricket contest! I really had to step out of my comfort zone a bit as I've never tried for anything like that before!
The winner was announced today - it is our friend, Michelle Wooderson, known as Mish Mash on her blog! Michelle is a long time member of the Papertrey Ink DT, and is a fabulous crafter of just about any medium! I am thrilled for Michelle!!!
Prizes were awarded for 1st through 5th place, and I ended up being tied for 5th place! I will be receiving a 'consolation packet' from Cosmo Cricket this week, via UPS. It's a package from the new Circa 1934 line! I can't wait to get it!
Seeing as I waited until the last minute to jump in and throw my hat in the ring, I am tickled pink!!!
Thank you all for your votes!!!
Have a great day - Pj
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The challenge this week is to make a card/project that features prayer; either someone praying, or a verse about prayer, or a greeting that lets someone know you are praying for them.
Lisa's scripture was Jesus' response to the disciples when they asked Jesus to teach them to pray. There is no right or wrong way to pray - the best way for me is simply and quietly.
I hope that you like it! Hop over and look around at Layers of Color, and be sure to join in the challenge this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!!!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday Taggers: More than 2 legs
Dear Dog thinks we need to take a walk, so off I go!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful evening!
I am entering the above card here:
Unscripted Sketches: Sketch
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: BFF, Buttons Flowers, FRIEND(ship)
A Crafty Little Place: Color Challenge (Blue, Brown, Rust, Gold)
Papertake Weekly: 3 of a Kind (3 buttons)
If the Shoe Fits: Distress
The card below is also a lot of fun. However, I pre-stamped and brought images to color, and can't remember who made the stamps. If you want to know, let me know, and I'll email you the info when I get home!
All coloring of candy corn is done with Copic Spica pens. Moon is sponged with Adirondack Lemonade. CS is Bazzill, and DP is DCWV Autumn Mat Stack.
I'm going to enter the Candy Corn card here:
Let's Ink it Up: Use Halloween Colors
Paper Playtime: Use orange as main color
Paper Romance: Fall or Halloween Card
Card of the Week: Halloween
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle: Halloween or Fall
Gosh, how did it get to be Wednesday already?
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Have a good day - back soon with more :)
Hugs and blessings,
Supplies Used: Dusty Concord Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Adirondack Lemonade Ink, Palette Noir Ink, Inkadinkado Sentiment, All that Scraps Digi Images, TAC CS, Dimensional Dots.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Just a little something on the inside...
lol...when DD was here this weekend, she actually thought I had her in mind when I created this card. Isn't the image fun? And the sentiment? Love them both!
I don't know if you remember, but a few weeks ago, I won a challenge, and the prize was digi images from Sassy Studio Designs...this was one of my free images, Reading Rachel! The sentiment was a freebie from Create with TLC!
Coloring is done with Copics, Edge punch by Martha Stewart, Blossom Nestie & Marvy punches used on front.
CS is Bazzill Basics, and ribbon is from Michael's.
I am going to enter this card here:
Sassy Studio Designs: Think Pink
Raise the Bar Challenge: Pink + add a female image
Stamp Something: Something Punchy
Have a great day!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Supplies: Image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry, CS:Bazzill, Embossing Folder: Stampin'Up, DP:DCWV Mat Stack, button and ribbon from stash, Scrapper's Floss from The Angel Company, Distressing with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.
In the above scripture, I think that Paul was speaking to Timothy, who was a young man, probably going into the ministry. Paul was preparing Timothy for some of the challenges he would soon face as a young preacher. I think, in verse 4, Paul was telling Timothy that everything God has made is good, that we are to look upon our food and many other blessings as that which God has created, that we have it from Him, and must use it for Him, and that these blessings are double sweet when received with thanksgiving, and sanctified by the word of God, and by prayer to God.
Having a gift from God is not good enough. To ignore an opportunity to thank God for these gifts is to neglect them. Sometimes, in our hectic and crazy lifes, 'life' gets in the way, and we forget to thank Him.
My dear husband is usually cheerful and wide awake within seconds of waking up each morning, and within minutes, he is singing, humming, and has the news playing on the TV. I need just a wee bit more quiet time prior to being quite that cheerful, but over the years, we have both found that being cheerful and thankful is the best and only way to start our day.
Today, dear friends, I woke up thankful. I have counted my blessings, and have given thanks for them. I am thankful for family and friends - they know me so well, and choose to love me anyway! I am thankful for the chance to laugh, talk, pray, and eat together. I know that I have many blessings that I have forgotten to count, and pray that God will help me see these missed blessings.
I dug out some old dictionaries, and was saddened to see the definition of thanksgiving change over the years. In 1959, it included 'praising God for his mercies'. Over the years, "God" has changed to a small reference of 'divine goodness'.
I hope that all of you have woken up thankful today. Maybe your life is not perfect, maybe you have needs and wants that have not yet been fulfilled, but my prayer for you today is that you wake up counting your many blessings, with an attitude of gratitude!
Again, our challenge is: Thank You. It is amazing to see the talent that you bring to our challenges each week, and we are eager to see what visions of beauty that you create this week!
Hugs, and blessings!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
They have a very old graveyard, with most dates in the 1700's and 1800's. When we arrived, there was a small donation for the upkeep of the cemetary. Once paid, we were handed an old time lantern to carry for lighting. There were people dressed in the 'costumes', playing the parts of whoever was buried in several of the graves, and these people were 'ghosts'. However, they were wonderful, friendly ghosts, telling the history of the families they were a part of, and the town that they loved. Some were soldiers, there was a school teacher, a stone mason, etc. We learned a lot about the history of the area tonight, and I'm so glad that I went.
Now for the etc. part of this post. Drum roll, please.......
I appreciate all of you who entered to win, and who stop by to visit my blog. I wish you all could have won!!!
The winners of my blog candy are:
Becky (Diamond in the rough)
Mary Anne (MA54K)
Congrats to you both!!! Please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get some information from you!
Have a wonderful day! Back in a few hours with a new Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Air Force beat Navy! Hoo-rah!
The celebration on the field after the game was nearly as exciting as the game was!
The view from our lodge window. Our DS found the most quaint and quiet lodge in Monument, Co., for us to stay in. We were about 4 miles from the Air Force Academy. It was wonderful.
It was a great weekend. DH and I got some quality driving time together. The trip was about 15 hours each way.
It was wonderful seeing DS, as I had not seen him at all since Christmas. He and his dad went to spring training in March in Florida, but I've missed him terribly!
And...it was awesome to be back on the grounds of the USAFA. DS graduated from the Academy in 1998, and we haven't been back to Colorado since his graduation.
All righty, I am off to 'work' on a card to post! Thanks for being so patient with this sentimental mom! See you later with a creation of some sort!
Don't forget - tomorrow is the last day to enter for my blog candy! I will post winners on Saturday!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Okay, now I need to learn to color.... my colored pencils will soon be getting very lonely! If you have any pointers for me, please feel free to comment, or to e-mail me!
Have a great night - see you tomorrow!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I apologize, but I don't have anything more for you.
Hopefully, Blogger will cooperate and this will post on Sunday morning!
And... hopefully, by the time you get up and read this post, we will be having Sunday breakfast with our son, who I have not seen since last Christmas. He's in Colorado on business, and we have driven out to see him.
We'll start home after breakfast. It's about a 15-16 hour drive, so send up some extra prayers!
Have a great day!