Quick – Big Sale

Just a quick post to let you know that there is a great sale over on the Silhouette site.  They have 99 downloads and 25% off a subscription.  I have the subscription and it is SO worth it.  So, check it out if you are a Silhouetter. :)   It ends tonight!

I will be back with more stuff soon.  Just wanted to post this so you had time to check it out.

Have a great last-day-of-2009!

More Cards for Kids Prizes…


Wanted to take some time to share two more of our Cards for Kids children and the prizes you could win by sending cards in for them.  Now that the holidays are pretty much over, I hope you can find time to make some cards for these kids.  (I am making lots while here at my MIL's.)  It really is simple – for more details, click HERE.  Thanks!

OK… here we go…

This is Zach


8-year-old Zach was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer on July 21, 2009.  Two days later, he had surgery to remove the tumor.   This was just the beginning of this journey for this family, but they will travel it together, faithfully.  Zach and his mom are currently at St. Judes Childrens Hospital in Tennessee where he just started his chemotherapy.  They will remain there for the next few months, but enjoy visits from his dad and two younger brothers, Ryan and Chase.  Please lift this boy and his family in prayer. 

The family includes:

  • Zach, age 8.
  • Brother – Ryan, age 1.
  • Brother – Chase, age 6.
  • Mom – Mary Ann.
  • Dad – Ed

To keep up with Zach and how he is doing, you can visit his website HERE.

And, for each card you send in for Zach or his family, you will get a chance to win:

Zach Prize
This prize includes a $50 gift certificate for Memorable Seasons!  Check them out – lots of great sales right now.  (55% of stamps – there are lots of GREAT ones… 65% off rub-ons… 75% off printed paper… through 12/31.)  You will also win two Hero Arts clear stamp sets – one is 4×12 and the other is 4×6.  Two of my faves.


Meet David

On 8/18/09 David went through a noncontrast CT scan due to right hand tremors.  They found a brain mass.  On 8/27/09 David underwent an MRI and it was found a mass arising from the right cerebellum.  This mass is right of the midline and causes moderate mass-effect against adjacent soft tissue structures.  David underwent surgery to remove the tumor but they were not able to remove it due to its location.  They did a biopsy to find out if the tumor is malignant or benign.  After a couple of weeks of waiting for the diagnosis and a wrong diagnosis, we found out the tumor is benign, but it is just as dangerous because of its location.  In the second week of December, David will be doing another MRI.  The result will determine if he will have to undergo another surgery and/or will be doing radiation and Chemo.

The family includes:

  • David, age 6.
  • Brother – AJ, age 7.
  • Sister – Jessica, age 4.
  • Dad – Anderson.
  • Mom – Debbie.

You can find out more and get updates about David HERE.

By sending in cards for David and his family, you could win these goodies…

David Prize 

This includes a spot in the Capture Your Dream workshop by Creativity Prompt, valued at $49.95.  It is an extended self-paced workshop, held online through the course of 6 weeks.  Each member will assemble a 6" by 6" mixed-media mini album and will learn many techniques… and also will get many downloadable handouts and templates.  Also!  You will get 26 packs of American Crafts brads!  These are my favorites – this is a great mix.

Hope this inspires you to send in more cards.  These kids and their families sure can use them…


Giveaway, card and Facebook…


Been meaning to do a little giveaway to one of my previous commenters with no warning – just as a thank you for taking the time to leave me a message. Thought I would share 20 Fantastixs


I used these in my video the other day and just love them.  They are great for applying ink, chalk… just about anything.  You can get more info about them HERE.  And the lucky winner is… Linda!  I emailed you.

Hope you all had the merriest of holidays.  We are still celebrating.  Love spreading it out.  Today?  My mother-in-law's birthday celebration.

Just a quick share today using two of my favorite companies – Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink.  I stamped the leaves and added highlighting with colored pencils.  I then used gems to create a flower.  After making the card, it seemed too "cutesy"… so I roughed it up a bit by fraying the edges of the stamped piece with my paper edge distresser from Tim Holtz. 

122809 Gem Flower
Supplies: Papertrey Ink leave stamp, Hero Arts greeting stamp and gems, corner rounder, Tim Holtz paper distresser, colored pencils

Hey… are you on Facebook?  If you are, be sure to follow Hero Arts HERE.  Lots will be going on there. 

Off to do legos with the kids.  All of our kids – ages 3, 12 and 14 – still LOVE legos.  BIG time.  Such a great toy.

See you soon!  (Have more Card Drive prizes to share – working on them. They are good!)

Merry Christmas…

… to you.

And Happy Birthday to my mom, my mother-in-law and sweet baby Jesus.  I love you all more than you know.

Since you are all my dear to me, I wanted to share my family Christmas greeting with you…

122409 Christmas Card
122409 Christmas Card 2
Supplies: Incredible photos by Lisa Russo Photography, snowflake digi elements by Hero Arts, Hero Arts metallic decor, twine and a lot of time assembling.

I created the card in Photoshop and printed them at 5×7.  I matted with cardstock, added a twine bow and metallic decor gems.  For me, this didn't save time, as I am a slow mover.  But I had fun doing them anyway.

Merry Christmas, everyone.  I pray your day is filled with lots of joy.

Baby boys…

Before sharing, I have a quick confession: I am extremely behind on email.  Extremely.  (Unread emails in my inbox?  1416.  Yikes.)  I will be catching up on them after the holidays when I am at my in-laws.  But, in the meantime, if you need something, please email me again.  Sorry and thanks!  Oh, and I will be sharing more Cards for Kids prizes next week, too.

Thought I would pop in to share a quick couple of cards.  I have two friends who recently had baby boys and I wanted to take a different spin on their baby cards with these cute whales.  The background is Cuttlebugged, sanded and then I made some of the white resulting dots blue with a marker.  Fun.

122309 Baby Whales
122309 Baby Whales 2
Supplies: Hero Arts greeting, Martha Stewart felt sticker, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts notecard and pearl, Copic Makers, corner rounder.

Off to make more cards.  Will be back tomorrow with a holiday giveaway.  Night!

I am totally exhausted from making so many cards yesterday and today… but I wanted to stop by before heading up to bed.  I have about 60 more cards to do tomorrow for gifts – oh my!

Anyway, I have a winner from the Blog Hop on Friday.  The lucky one is Cariena Basson!  I emailed ya.  Thanks!

I thought I would share something quickly.  This was a reject unused piece from a project I did a few weeks ago so I decided to turn it into a card for my hubby.  The flower was fun to create.  I first covered watercolor paper with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and then sprayed it with a Perfect Pearl and water mix.  After drying, I punched a bunch of hearts from the paper and inked the edges.  Finally, I assembled them into a flower… I so wish you could see the shine on it.  The rub-on is a favorite of mine from Lily Bee.

122209 Shiny Heart Flower
122209 Shiny Heart Flower 1
Supplies: Tim Holtz Stamp, Lily Bee rub-on, Distress Inks, Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls, Stampin' Up Punch, sewing machine

So… I hope you are all ready for the holidays.  Anyone else done with their shopping but still have things to make?  I love it, though… I gotta admit.  What gets me every year: my mom and my mother-in-law both have birthdays on Christmas Eve.  (Cool, huh?)  And they are two I like to make gifts for… thus the many I have to do tomorrow. :)