30 May 2011

Raising Homemakers Giveaway!

Hello everyone!
Today I’m thrilled to announce that one “lucky” reader will win an entire Clay and Sally Clarkson book collection at Raising Homemakers!
That is 6 books to encourage women and mothers!
So hop over to Raising Homemakers and enter into this amazing giveaway.
Have a blessed day!

28 May 2011

Top 25 Faith Blogs By Moms

Hello everyone, I hope you’re  all doing well.
I need a favour from you, please!! 
At the moment there is a contest for the Top 25 Faith Blogs for Moms. We (my family and I) are Christians and my dear mother has a Christian blog to encourage women and mothers to be Godly wives and mothers.
If you are a Christian, will you please vote for my mother to be one of the top 25 faith blogs for moms!   
The contest ends on June 8th and you are allowed to vote every 24 hours, for as many blogs as you want to!  
Yes, you can go back every day and vote for your Favorite Faith Blogs by Moms!
Thank you so much for your support!

26 May 2011

Blossoms and Blooms Card for Paper Play Challenge!

Hello everyone! I have another card to show you! I was asked if I would like to be a DT member at Paper Play Challenge. I said yes!
Each week we hope to have a new challenge for you to enjoy. The criteria will be set each Thursday. We have 2 teams so I only have to make a card every second week. 
The theme for this week’s challenge is....................
Blossoms & Blooms!!
We want to see cards/creations with lots of flowers!!

We are sponsored by Whiff of Joy who is kindly offering the winner a stamp!
Here is my blossoms and Bloom card:
I always love using flowers on my cards!!
I used one of the newer Whiff of Joy stamps called Miss Ladybugs and colored her with the following Copics:
E37, E35, E33 and E53 - for the girl’s hair 
 E00, E21 and R20 - for the girl’s skin 
RV34 and RV13 - for her pink top and head band and the followers on her dress.
B05, B02 and B000 - for her skirt 
W3 - for a shadow around the stamp
I stuck a light pink ribbon with a bow on the right side of the card and then I added a few flowers under the bow and a heart hat pin at the top.
I also finished it off with a few pearls!

This is my brand new punch, I have been looking for, for such a long time! I was so glad when I finally found it! I decided to use it for this card. I also decorated the inside of the card and this is what I stuck at the bottom. (I don’t have a picture of the inside, sorry)
Please will you hop over to Paper Play Challenge and see if you can take part in our challenge! Also have a closer look at the rules and the DT’s blogs. There are some very talented ladies! 

With this blossom card I would also like to take part in the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything goes
Creative Craft World -   3 or more flowers
Divas by Design -  For the Girls 
My Mum's Craft shop -  favorite colors (Pink is my favorite colour!)
Paper Shelter Challenge - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends - My favourite colours (Pink!)
House of Gilli -  Flowers
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Flower Power
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes 

Have a blessed weekend everyone, and I will be back soon!
Crafty Greetings

22 May 2011

My Second Versatile Blog award and sixth Award!!!

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it! I got my sixth blog award! Though I have received it before, I’m glad to post it again and be able to give it to someone else too! 
This time I received it from my dear friend Sarah!
Thank you so much Sarah, I really appreciate it! 
So for this award I have to say 7 things about myself and pass the award on.
Here are the 7 thing about myself (this is a bit hard, because I have already wrote so many things about myself!):
1 I’m a bible believing Christian! 
 2 I love card making!
3 I’m eagerly praying for my mother to have another baby and this time a twin, boy and girl!
4 One of my favourite meals is pizza! Especially home made!
5 One of my favorite puddings is “Cream Brulee”
6 I love it when my mother run errands and I have to make a meal all by myself (including a pudding) and when my mother comes home, to have everything done and ready! 
7 I love to dress like a real lady.
 Okay and now, I have to pass this award on to a few other blogs! 
That will be:

Kate - Form Kate’s Makes

Margaret - From Denique Crafts 
Tanja - From Stampin' Piper 
Tracey - Form Crafty Corner 
If the ladies I’ve tagged want this award please do the two to steps I did! 
Have a blessed week everyone! 
Crafty Greetings 

20 May 2011

Blue, Buttons Bling Card for Stampin for the Weekend.

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a good week!
It’s Friday again and time for a new challenge over at Stampin for the Weekend!!
The theme for this two weeks is................
Blue, Buttons and Bling!!!
So here is my card to show you!

I normally find it difficult to make boy cards and to use buttons! I hardly EVER use buttons. I just can’t think of a way to arrange them in a creative way I like! 
But with this card I managed pretty well! 
I used an old Sugar Nellie stamp and colored it with the following Copics:
E00, E21 and R20 - for the baby’s skin 
B05, B02 and B000 - for the baby’s nappy and the blue lines of his hat.
Y15, Y11 and Y00 - for the yellow on his hat.
G17, G14 and G12 - for the flowers on his hat.
W3 - for a shadow around the stamp.

I found a few new ideas for buttons and I think this one looks best! 
Punching holes in the paper, then putting the ribbon through and make a knot.
And for the finishing touch, I put buttons onto every second knot.
I wrote “It’s a Boy” in a dark blue color, on a light blue card stock, and then stuck it on a yellow piece of paper.
This is a little squirrel I cut out of some of the paper.
Please go and take a look at Stampin for the Weekend, look at all the beautiful DT cards and see if you can take part in our challenge! 
I would also like to take part in the following challenges with this card:
Shelly's Images - Anything goes.
Digistamps 4 Joy -  Boys/Men
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes 
A Spoonful Of Sugar -  Anything Goes 
Tuesday Throwdown - Baby/Child

Have a blessed weekend!
Crafty Greeting

13 May 2011

Thank You Spring Card!

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well. I finally have a card to show you! 

A spring card! My mother needed a thank you card for a friend so I made her this one! 
I used a Whiff Of Joy stamp and coloured her with the following Copics:
E37, E35, E33 and E53 - for her hair and the basket 
E00, E21 and R20 - for her skin 
Y15, Y11 and Y00 - for the yellow on her dress
G17, G14 and G12 - for the green on her dress and the strawberry leaves
B05, B02 and B000 - for part of her dress
R27 and R29 - for the apples on her dress and the strawberries in her basket.
W3- for around the stamp
I stuck a red flower ribbon with a bow in the top left of the card.

I wrote “Thank You” since the card was a thank you card for one of my mom’s friend.
I would also like to take part in the following challenges with this card:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Flourishes - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Flowers 
Creative Cowgirls -  Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Lots of Flowers 
Have a blessed weekend everyone!
Crafty Greetings

08 May 2011

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Hello everyone, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!
I hope you all spoiled your mothers today! 
We gave my mother a lot of presents this year:
We gave my mother a new pair of slippers, since her feet is always cold in the winter!

It was very hard to wrap. But I think it turned out pretty good! 
I wrapped silver ribbon around and added a flower in the middle.
I made a gift box for my mother too. Here are some pictures of it.

For the front, I used a new Whiff of Joy stamp called: Baking Tray of Love and colored her with the following copics:
E37, E35 and E33 - for her hair and the heart cookies 
E00, E21 and R20 - for the skin 
Y15, Y11 and Y00 - for the top part of her dress 
RV34, RV13 and RV10 - for the bottom part of her dress
E33 and E53 - for the baking tray 
W3 - for a shadow around the stamp
Then I stuck some heart gems with flowers in the middle and one at the bottom of the hearts. I also glued a few pearls for a final touch.
For the second side, I cut a doily in quarters and put them in the two corners.
The I arranged one big flower and three little flowers at the bottom part of the big flower, and three heart pins coming out at the top. I also used some pearls on the corners.
On the third side, I used another new stamp from Whiff of Joy called: Dare to Dream. I colored her with the following Copics:
E37, E35 and E33 - for her hair 
E00, E21 and R20 - for her skin 
RV34, RV13 and RV10 - for the top and bottom part of her dress 
Y15, Y11 and Y00 - for the middle part of her dress, some dots on the bottom of her dress and the flowers in her hand
G14 and G12 - for the leaves of the flowers
W3 - for the shadow around the stamp
For some more decoration, I made holes in the paper, two by two and then tied knots with three different colored ribbons.
And then for the forth side, I glued a pice of ribbon and lace at the bottom and a big flower with a few little flowers in the top left corner. 
I also made a swirl of small pink and yellow pearls come out of the flower.
To put inside the box I made packets of Lavender and Epsom salt, to put in her bath. You can read more about the Lavender and Epsom salt packets here.
My little sister Danika also made my mother a gift box:

I think it is excellent for a 7 year old! She did most of it by herself! 
We also gave my mother a new Willow Tree Doll. The one we gave her’s name was Close to me! One of a mother and daughter and I just love it! 
We also gave my mother a set of new cake forks and spoons, since her’s was really old!

Here is a family picture we took today. From left to right: 
David 4 years, Me 13, Andrew 5, Daniel 2, Josua 10, Michael 16 months, my dear mother, CJ 16, Danika 7 and my dad.
And one of my mother and a her children! It’s very hard to let everyone smile at the same time!
I also have a list of 12 things I love about my mother. Since my mother have 12 children. (4 waiting in heaven)
So here it is:
1 I love it that my mother don’t leave us at schools and play groups and go to work. As a “full time job”. My mother is a full time MOTHER at home!
2 I love it that my mother homeschool us!
3 I love that my mother wants all the children God wants her to have, by not using the pill or abortion.
4 I love that my mother cooks a big meal every night from scratch!
5 I love it that my mother spend lots of time with us.
6 I love it that my mother makes us clothes.
7 I love it that my mother drives us around to our activities - taking my older brother CJ to the horse farm 3 days a week and me and Danika twice a week to ballet. My mother only have Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays to not have to drive us around! 
8 I love it that my mother NEVER complains about things like driving us around, “not sleeping at night” because of babies. I know some of my mother's friends that do complain constantly because they don’t sleep! 
9 I love it that my mother is NEVER moody! 
10 I love it that my mother is hardly ever sick! And when she is it is SO hard to keep her in bed! “BUT I have to go and do this or that!!”
11 I love it that when we are sick my mother takes good care of us!
12 I love it that my mother (and father) teach us so much of God and what He want us to do! Even with the little ones! 
I love my mother!!!
Now I’m challenging you to write down 7 or more points of what you love about your mother! Even if it’s not Mothers Day any more! I give you about a week or two, and if you have a blog, link it back to this posting and leave a comment so we can have a look! 
Lets see how many of you love and appreciate your mothers!
Have a blessed week!

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