Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hallelujah...He is risen!!!

Resurrection Day

Slowly walking to the tomb,
To see Him one last time,
We carried ointments and perfume
To anoint our Lord sublime.
With trembling steps we struggled on,
Our hearts were breaking so,
And then we saw the empty tomb,
Oh, who would stoop so low?
To rob us of one final glimpse,
And strike yet another blow?
Then He stepped out from the shadow,
With a smile upon His face,
A peaceful calm fell on us there,
In the overflow of grace!
I fell to touch His garment,
And praise His Holy Name!
My precious Savior lives today,
I will never be the same!

Copyright @1999 Thom Tapp

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Scrap & Stamp Sketch Challenge: Give Thanks

A *new* challenge is up at Scrap and's a sketch!!! All you have to do to be eligible to win a FABBY prize is create a layout based on the sketch AND use at least one stamp. For my layout, I random stamped some leaves in the background :)

I hope y'all find some time to play along with us...remember, although we introduce a new challenge EVERY Saturday, our challenges are open for 2 weeks! Have fun and Happy Easter, everyone!!!

TLC scrapbooking kit(won at a Scrapbook Bingo..woot!)
A Summer's Wave SS (CTMH)
Olive ink (CTMH)
twill Ribbon (SU!)
pewter photo hangers and brads (CTMH)
Just Blooms paper flowers (CTMH)
button (Stickopotamus)
White Daisy CS (CTMH)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Scrap & Stamp: 2-pager

Found some time to play in my craft room this morning...YAY! I designed this LO based on a PageMaps sketch last week, but never got around to the final assembly. One of these days, I'll learn...I have 5 very naughty kittehs that LOVE to hang out on my table and bat all my little bits around *insert annoyed smiley* I had to hunt down several ricrac pieces and missing brads this morning LOL

I am submitting this one to Scrap & Stamp's 2-pager challenge. You still have one more week to play along with this one. Be sure to visit Scrap & Stamp fellow DT members and I will be revealing a brand NEW challenge, a cool prize and lots of inspiration as well! Thanks for looking :~)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CAS Easter Cards

As usual I had intended to create Easter cards with a WOW factor, but time got away from me and I found myself scrambling at this late hour just to put SOMETHING together to mail out in time :( Considering I got all of them done this morning, I think they're quite nice after all :)

Here is a look at the inside:

Now I must get some shopping done for the upcoming holiday and celebration. Emmalee needs shoes yet and I havent gotten the ham or candies to fill baskets. Must visit the bunny at the mall as time to play in my scrap room I'm afraid. Although, I will definitely be back Saturday to reveal my creation for the *new* Scrap & Stamp challenge. Good afternnoon all!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CTMH goodies from my AWESOME upline!!!

I am a proud member of the Close to my Heart DREAM team and truly fortunate to be a first downline of FABULOUS Karen Morris :) She is such an inspiration and does so much for her team...even those of us who live across the country. I actually got to meet her AND get a pic when I attended my very first CTMH convention in Orlando FL in 2008. I felt like I was in the presence of royalty LOL She is so darn sweet :)

The last few weeks, she has been posting discussion questions so that we may share ideas and gain inspiration from each other. This is a great tool in and of itself, but in addition, Karen sends goody bags to randomly selected lucky participants. This week, I was a winner!!! I received my goodies in the mail today, and I am so THRILLED...cannot wait to play in my scrap area :) Thank you, Karen for all that you do for ROCK!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

GYSO #14: Dinner Theater 2009

I just discovered a new scrapbook challenge blog...Get Your Sketch On, aka GYSO! *happy dance* What a great sketch and the DT samples are beautiful!

I've used the last bit of my CTMH Everlasting paper :( I really like the vintage and elegant feel to these papers. The photo is DH and I just before going to see the Christmas show at the Rainbow Dinner Theater in Lancaster. Several years ago we gave my parents tix as a gift. They raved about the food and the acting, so we got season tix. The shows are all comedies and we really look forward to getting out of the house and having a good laugh :)
I wanted to try a little something different on this LO, so instead of just gluing on my beloved paper flowers that I ALWAYS use, I decided to try my hand at some rolled paper flowers. I've seen them everywhere, loved the look, but just never took the time. Here is a closer look...I think they turned out pretty well for my first attempt :~)

Other supplies used:
Fiskars Apron Lace border punch
CM circle cutter
tag punch(Marvy)
silver brads (MM)
Cranberry ribbon (CTMH)
Holiday buttons (CTMH)
twill ribbon from my stash

Scrap and Stamp Saturday: Scrap a Silly Moment

Although we introduced a new challenge today, there is still another week left to play along with our 'Silly Moments' challenge at Scrap & Stamp. My fellow DT members have some amazing artwork and a few giggles to share :) We'd be so pleased to have you join us. I wasn't able to submit a LO last week as I was ill, but thankfully found some time to play today. To help me get started, I used a PageMaps sketch. I LOVE sketches like this one where I can make good use of scraps. Thanks for looking :)

Animal Cookies pp (CTMH)
Animal Cookies sticker borders (CTMH)
Sweet Love SS (CTMH)
Tulip and Black inks
Dutch Blue and White Daisy CS (CTMH)
Tulip marker (CTMH)
date stamp (Provocraft)
flower brads (MM)
felt flowers (MM)
buttons and embroidery floss from my stash
mulberry paper(Paperbilities)

Scrap and Stamp Saturday: TAGS!

It's Saturday...time for another FAB challenge from my peeps over at Scrap and Stamp! This week we are asking you to use tags on your layout and of course, use at least one stamp :) MY SSS DT members have some AWESOME artwork to inspire you PLUS we have a terrific prize up for grabs, so I hope you'll join us!

I began my layout with a sketch I found in my CTMH how-to book, Magic. My tags are put together with a brad forming a lil mini book right on my page... brilliant, right???

Here is a closer look at the tags:

I've had this "Fruit Stand" scrap kit from SEI for years and thought it was perfect to feature photos of my yearly strawberry jam making :) I can't wait till JUNE arrives to make my annual trek out to the field and make some more yummy preserves to spread on my toast...we are completely out now...Agghhh! LOL

To dress up the strawberry diecut tag, I added a bit of prisma glitter and stamped the sentiment, 'You make life sweet' from the CTMH Love of My Life SS.

Other supplies:
Flower stamp from Adorable SS used to create pattern on my yellow tag (CTMH)
Buttercup and Black inks (CTMH)
Autumn Terracotta, Sweetleaf, Crystal Blue CS (CTMH)
Just Blooms paper flowers (CTMH)
ribbon, buttons, brads, yellow CS from my stash/scraps
Fiskars Apron Lace border punch
corner rounder used to create scallop edge (CTMH)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Unscripted Sketches 100th Sketch!!!

Happy blog-iversary to Unscripted Sketches! There is still time to join the fun...hop and play along. You have until midnight tonight to comment, answer the riddle and/or link a project for a chance to win a prize from their terrific sponsor, Sparkle Creations :)

Here is my take on this week's AWESOME sketch. I used the April *freebie* over at The Creative Cottage. This shoppe has such super cute papers and kits, and all this month you can enter a project using any of their products for a chance to win your choice of TWO kits...WooHoo!!! Thank you so much for another FABULOUS Freebie, Tracy :)
Other supplies:
ricrac (CTMH)
Chocolate CS (CTMH)
buttons from my stash
Cuttlebug 'circles' embossing folder
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