Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Liz Qualman and Paper Niche Sketches

I spent another fabulous day at Paper Moon...and we are planning to be there tomorrow and Friday too! it is so much fun to be surrounded by wonderful friends. I hope Roger and Autumn don't get tired of us!!!!

Liz Qualman  ( has more sketches this week. You can check out her site for more wonderful ones. Here is my take. I used My Mind's Eye papers for the first one and October Afternoon for the second one. 

This next sketch is created by Krista from Paper Niche. You can submit your version right here:

The next pages are just for fun. I mixed and matched papers and lines. For this one I made the center of the flower out of circle punches and the big flower is Donna Downey's canvas flower. I made the stem out of lace and then embellished it with twine.

This next one is a double page using My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey Chipboard.

This next one is one of my favorites because of its simplicity and also because I am crazy about circles!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More pictures using BG Kioshi and Prima flowers

I used BG  Kioshi line again and also used one of the Cricut Cake Cartridges to cut out my circle and bird. Then I used Prima flowers and swirls and MS punches for the edges.

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

"October Afternoon" craze, some sketches, and the color purple

Have you ever been at your favorite store when your favorite new paper line arrive and your favorite friends are just like you??? well... I have a story to tell in pictures.... not words. Judge for yourself!!!!

...and after we sorted out "Who gets what",  this is what I made.....

Since I do not have any children to scrap I told my husband we need to go to a park and play with swings!!!!
(ha, ha, ha). It was a great day.....

This is the first time ever I scrap the color purple. I challenged myself to "think outside the box" and try.
I used white, turquoise, purple and deep red. I made most of the flowers and I used the cricut for the big flowers and the letters.

Stuck-on-Us-Sketches has a new one this week. 
You can check out the DT pages here:
I scrapped baby LT and his "ball". It was a 4lbs watermelon!!!! he is just too cute.

This next sketch is from Liz Qualman ( Another great one! I challenged myself again with bright colors.

Since I had left over papers and two more pictures I decide to make a second page!

Have a blessed and wonderful Sunday!

Friday, June 25, 2010

In honor of my husband Steve

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10

 Once in a while you come across  someone who truly inspires you for the way they lead their life. 
When I read this scripture this morning my husband's face came  to mind and even though it is not Father's Day, his birthday or Christmas, I want to take the time and  honor him today.

Steve is a "doer' and has a beautiful servant's heart. See, he lost his job back in February. I saw him coming into the house with  the news and on the same breath he said: I am going to change clothes and go help Carl because his garage door doesn't work. Okay......

He has a heart for the youth. Back in South Florida he volunteered at Firewall Ministries tutoring kids after-school. He helped them with their homework, specially with math, algebra and calculus. Yes, he is an engineer, that's his profession. Here in Dothan he loves to visit Karen's class.

 He is my "private" security officer. When we meet at night at church for our card ministry he guards  the doors and makes sure no strangers walk in. He wears proudly  a "sheriff star" which I bought at the dollar store.

He is very talented with a sewing machine! I am trying to convince him to be our "Sewing Teacher" at Paper Moon.

He is  a great babysitter! Baby Lt loves him, specially when they play "ball'.

 He loves to help out at the Farmer's Market on Thursdays. He is there to set up and to tear down. He is there to pass out water to the vendors and to help them feel loved and welcomed.


 He loves tools! He can build a cabinet, a door, or an entire house! No job is too big for him.

And when he hangs something up...... it will not come down!!!!!!

He loves to build cars... pine cars, hot rods, etc, etc, etc.

He is a terrific tour guide! He took a friend of mine and I into an unforgettable tour of the city. He took the time to read about its origin, history and major attractions of Dothan.

He is a fabulous husband and provider and he makes me breakfast every morning!

He is a terrific father, always there for our children even though they are both married and live away.

He goes to early morning prayer (6 to 7 am) everyday with me. His favorite prayer is for the men of the church. He asks God to raise up godly men who will impact their homes, their cities and their nation. 

He is not perfect by any means but he sure is a doer of God's Word. Even though he is walking through a hard valley in his life right now, he has no "idle hands". Whatever comes into his hands he does. 

I love you Steve. Thank you for being you.