Saturday, December 31, 2011

One Little Word for 2012

    Looking back I have realized I picked the word “Hope” for my 2011 “One Little Word”. As best as I can tell I did one blog post for the word. One other page in my art journal but other than keeping the word close to my heart, I did not put to paper what the word was doing in my life. 

    As the year comes to close, it is hard to believe that my life has been turned upside down. Where is my hope? Hope is there but hard to grasp other than knowing there is always “Hope” when you believe that Jesus died for your sins and that you are forgiven if you ask to be forgiven. 

    My hope lies in knowing I have so many people who have been keeping me in prayer for peace and comfort and hope for a new day and way of living that will bring me “Joy”. 

   The word “Joy” has been popping up all around me. How do you have “Joy” when you are suddenly a widow at 61? Why would joy be the word I would want to focus on? It is not something I wish to feel right now but regardless of how I feel, I am going to claim “Joy” as my one little word for 2012. 

I am also going to carry courage 2010, hope 2011 through me on the journey to “Joy”. I am sharing Ali Edwards blog so you can join us by choosing your "One Little Word" or let your word pick you and take the journey of exploring all that word has in store for your life.

                                         Join my on my journey to "Joy"
ps, I usually post this type of message on my Creatively Living blog but it seems to have lost it's layouts.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Returning to Stampin' Up!

I am happy to announce that I have been able to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator again. I look forward to sharing with you all the wonderful products they offer for your card making and scrapbooking needs.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch #71

This weekend was busy, I participated in the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop. I got so many great idea for cards, thank you to all who participated and I hope those who haven't been able to get through the hop will find the time.

This is the card I made for  
my take on Sketch #71.


peace, love and joy,

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Two years ago, I found Operation Write Home online and joined them for a Memorial Day Blog Hop showcasing cards for our Heros. Once again we are BLOG HOPPING to honor our troops and their families.
To start at the beginning you may click on the box below.



If you arrived here from Barbara's 
Paper Therapy Ponderings then you are right on track. She shared a beautiful Red, White and Blue heart and star card.

This is the card I made for the Blog hop.  I kept it really simple.
The stamp is from The Angel Company tm.
Sponged the sun and colored with markers.
Click on   Redonna at  
Perpetual Playtime for your next stop in the hop. 
Thank you for stopping by and have a safe weekend.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Blog Hop

I have put out a request to the congregation of the church were I work for Hero letters and cards for Operation Write Home. I hope to get a group of card makers to join us. I made this box to put the letters in.
Join us tomorrow as we blog hop all over the country to honor those who have served and given the ultimate for our country.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Giving up SU!

As much as I would have loved to stay active, the money to spend on play toys just is not there.  I delude myself into thinking I am going to do this a business because I do not have the drive to make it so. 


So to all the followers who are from SU, this blog is no longer SU exclusive.  It has been great and I love the products but my focus is going to other art areas at this time.


I leave you with this My Design studio card.  I love this set. 


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter


This simple card was made with My Digital Studio.  May your Easter be a time of reflection on what is important in life.  Family, friends and fun!! 





Monday, January 3, 2011

Card Contest for Stampin' Up

All new demonstrators for 2010 were invited to make a card from the starter kit we received.
This is the card I made. It was fun! Enjoy!