Saturday, June 14, 2014

Benaiah's Birthday Card

Happy 3rd Birthday to this, Babe!! This guy is hysterical and one of the sweetest. I'm a lucky Mamma to have him as my son  <3

Our Great Grandson, Benaiah is the sweetest kid I have ever seen and today he turns 3. He always has a smile and is such a happy guy.   And he LOVES Dinosaurs.  So, I had to make him a Dinosaur card.  Now this wasn't an easy task since I didn't have any stamps or dies of Dinosaurs.   So, I turned to my new Silhouette.  Now, I haven't used it a lot so I also had to learn how to do some things on it.  Now, I am crazy for telling you this, but I spent from 7 AM to 3 PM on this birthday card.  Unbelievable, but true.  Everyone loved the card at the party, but of course Benaiah was more interested in the toy Dinosaur than he was the card and clothes we gave him


I used Karen's Pop & Cut Labels Base to start the card.  When it opens the Dinosaur moves and on the inside it says Roar.  Both of these, #3 and Benaiah's name I cut with the Silhouette.  I added some "grass" under his feet and inside his mouth. 
Products used that can be purchased from Terri at Joan's Gardens are:
98172 - Puffy Clouds - Memory Box
656365 - Edge & Scroll - Sizzix
656364 - Butterfly Label Die - Sizzix
657802 - Base Die - Sizzix
B226  - Happy - Cheery Lynn
B231  - Birthday - Cheery Lynn
Glue and Seal Glue - Ranger
Dimensionals  - Therm O Web


Friday, June 13, 2014


If you are getting this post, you are most likely subscribed to my email.  I have just discovered that the Subscribe Link on  has not been working.  I contacted FeedBlitz today and they gave me a new code saying that the old one was corrupted.  If you know of anyone that has tried to subscribe and has not been able to do so, please contact them and tell them that it has been fixed and to please try to resubscribe.  I do not know how long it has not been working, but I do think for a while.

So, to encourage new subscribers, I am having a contest.   The contest start June 13 and ends June 28th. The person who can refer the most new subscribers to will be given $25.00 of products. (my choice)  Once they have subscribed,  either they will or you will need to email me at to let me know it is you who referred them to  If there is a tie, I will draw a name of the emails that I have printed.

And,  I will also have a drawing for all the new subscribers and some lucky person will also receive $25.00 in free products. (my choice)  I hope you will help us grow by contacting your friends and family and let them know about this contest.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

And the winner is~~~~~

I am sorry I am a day late with posting last weeks winner.  I have been serving each day this week at our church with our Day Church Camp.  Our great-granddaughter Mazelee came to stay with us for this week to attend the camp.  It has been a great experience for her and I have loved helping in the kitchen preparing food for the staff.    Mazelee is among 110 campers  and 60 staff attending this week.  Everyone is having a fantastic time singing, playing on water slides, rock climbing walls and learning about Jesus.  Such an important impact on young lives. 

Mazelee came up to say hi to me in the kitchen.  I didn't realize she was standing in front of the pan of food when I took this picture.   You can see the room full of kids behind her.  Great times!!!

You can see all last weeks challenge entries by clicking here!

This week's winner was chosen by a random drawing and
Nancy is the winner.    
Congratulations Nancy!!!!!
 Thanks to those of you who joined us for last week's challenge.  It was so fun seeing all the different ideas you came up with for this kind of card.
I will be sending Nancy a badge for her web site and Terri will be sending a gift from Joan's Gardens.
 You can see Nancy's gorgeous card by clicking here!  I love how she used a border and such pretty flowers bringing out all the colors. If you haven't left Nancy a comment yet, please do so. It is always nice to read how others enjoy our cards.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Challenge Card #17

We attended a beautiful wedding last night of our best friends son which was held at the Culver Military Chapel. Of course I needed to make a wedding card.  I wanted something elegant and I think a black and white always card fills that requirement.
This  Marianne embossing folder was a great background for this card.  On top of that I popped up the Anja Oval die using both the solid and the cut out for this card.  I scalloped the bottom of the Embossing folder with Spellbinders Curved Borders 2 and added Spellbinders solid and scalloped hearts which were also popped up.  The Love was cut from Cheery Lynn Love die and pasted onto the top of the heart.  Black was used for the back base card.  this is a 6x5 3/4 card.
Products Used.
Marianne Oval Dies- LR0236
Cheery Lynn - Love - B227
Spellbinders - Curved Borders 2 - S5201
Spellbinders - Scalloped Hearts - S4137
Spellbinders - Classic Hearts - S4136
Marianne Embossing Folder  has been discontinued
A badge will be sent to the winner and Terri at Joan's Gardens will be sending a prize to the winner.
Here is what you need to do for this week's challenge!

You can make 3 cards this week

Below is what you need to do for this week's challenge
  • Black & White
  • Dimenson
  • scallops
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens.  Also, mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Touch Challenge. It would be nice if you would add this link to your post:

You will have until next Monday, June 16 morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

A winner will be chosen from a random drawing for week #17 and the winner of the challenge will be announced June 23