A great surprise!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Well, I was a little surprised to realize I hadn't posted anything here for three weeks!  But only a little.  All my scrapping activities had to go on hold while I take care of some pressing fiber activities, like 3 pounds of alpaca that I have to spin for a lady.  I do need to post some pictures of fiber and scrapping things I did do during that time, but I just wasn't able to do any challenges.  The deadline thing didn't fit lately!!

The great surprise for me was to log into my blog today and find a message from Monica at Handmade cards with love.  The message said she had left something for me on her blog.  "What could this be?",  I wondered, so I clicked on over there to find out.  Low and behold, she has passed on to me The Versatile Blogger award!

Now I'm supposed to share seven things about myself in order to receive this award.  Hmmm.....I'm so new in the land of personal blogging, that shouldn't be too hard!  I think! =))

1)  I hate heights. Just climbing a ladder to clean out gutters makes me shudder!

2)  Right now, purple is my favorite color.

3)  I grew up in the midwest.

4)  I wear size 11 shoes.

5)  I wear glasses, sometimes, contacts the rest of the time!

6)  I own 8 sheep, and 1 llama.

7)  And......I love chocolate! But that shouldn't surprise anyone since it's the best dessert out there! =)

Now...I'm a little at a loss for who to pass this on to.  I'm so new at this, that I have't become aquainted with too many other bloggers.  And it doesn't help that two of those I would have chosen were Monica herself, and someone else she already named.  =))

So I can only think of three other people to whom I would like to pass this award. 

Grace  at  http://th-ink-ingofyou.blogspot.com/

Linda   at  http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com/

Marilynn  at  http://mississippi-mcgyver.blogspot.com/

These ladies have been very encouraging and inspiring, not only in the scrapping world, but also because they shine the light of Jesus so faithfully in what they do.  I hope, if they don't feel they can accept the award, they will at least receive the heart of gratitude with which it is given.


I like these colors!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

It's time for another Color Throwdown.  This week is Challenge #131, and these are the colors:

And the answer is Yes!  Blue and pink have been my favorite colors for as long as I can remember.  My group of likes has grown over the years, and I've gone through phases of being really into certain other colors, (right now that is purple! =) ), but I always come back to these for comfort.

'We', (the two daughters who scrapped with me, and myself), were honored to be chosen as the Featured Stampers on last week's Color Throwdown #130.  (The badge is in my right side bar!)  The girls had started scrapping some of these challenges with me when I came across one that really stumped me.  They offered to help me out by making their own interpretations, hoping that would thaw my brain freeze.  Then, it just kind of kept going, which isn't surprising since scrapping is one of the hobbies these girls and I share.  I had only entered my card in the challenge, but the girls' cards were in the same blog post, and as they say, 'the rest is history'!!  We are thrilled to have this honor, and have decided to keep scrapping the challenges together.  It's lots of fun and a great way to spend some time together.

So, now I will show you the cards we all made with this week's colors.

I found some fun tutorials on line this past week.  One of my favorites is Tracy's Paper Flower video, which means I've been making lots of flowers!  My favorite spring flower is the daffodil so I decided to try making some.  I don't like the one on this card as well as the first one I made, but I still think it looks as good as it can for a paper interpretation.  And, of course, it's that time of year when we all begin yearning for spring, so I have a fluffy little robin on my card.  I remember as little girls, my sister and I would eagerly scan the yard looking for the first robin.  I still do that, only the little girls with their noses pressed to the window next to me are my own precious gifts from God. 

Here's my card.

Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron), from my stash (white)
DP: SU! (Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze)
Stamps: SU! (Spring Song, Vintage Labels, Weathered BG)
Ink: Tsukineko (StazOn-Timber Brown, VersaMark), SU! (Choc. Chip, Stampin' Pastel chalks)
Punches: SU!  -  Die Cuts: SU!
Ribbon: SU! (Crumb Cake Taffeta), from my stash (blue sheer)
Pearls: Mark Richards  -  Buttons: from my stash

I'm also entering this in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge #78: Psalm 9:10 - use at least three buttons.

Here is the one Sis made.

Card Stock: SU! (Not Quite Navy, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla), from the stash (white)
Stamps: SU! (Of the Earth, Weathered BG)
Ink: SU! (Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake)
Emboss Folder: SU! (Vintae Wallpaper)  -  Ribbon: SU! (Very Vanilla)

And here is Cowgirl's.

Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake, Choc. Chip, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla)
DP: SU! (Baja Breeze)  -  Stamp: SU! (No One Like You-ret, Three for You)
Ink: SU! (Not Quite Navy), Tsukineko (VersaMark)
Emboss Folder: SU! (Polka Dots)
Embellshments: SU! (gems), from the stash (sheer ribbon)

Thanks for stopping by!