Thanks much for following my cards! It's such a delight to have you!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Penny's Joy!

Good day, Friends!
It's Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge time!  It's a JOY to bring you our challenge and theme- "Make a Joy-Fold!"  Being mentally challenged lately, (lately- haha!) I just couldn't picture this fold...but once done, it really is a simple and fun fold to make!  Give it a try.  I think you will really en-JOY the results!

Fantastic sponsors again this go- Eureka Stamps, and Sassy Studio Designs.

Here is my very first ever attempt at a joy-fold card using Theodora of SSD.  

Come on, I tried a joy fold card, now you try it too!  It's fun!  My Teamie's have the most wonderful examples to show you on the Penny's site!

Well, my sweet friends, that's all for today except for a huge thank you to new followers, and a huge thank you for leaving comments like you do!  It sure feels nice.  Bye bye for now!

Are you having any Bright Spots?  I've had a few huge ones this last week.  Very special.  I am full of thanks for these blessings!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Emily Amphitrite!

Happy Sunday (or Monday!) Friends!
This is such a fun post!  I have the honor of being a Guest Design Team Member for Lacy Sunshine Challenges!  The fun part is showing you the image I had the joy to work with- Emily Amphitrite!  Emily is from Heather's (the artist) new Mythology Collection, available in the Lacy Sunshine Shop.  

I had to look up the word "Amphitrite" seeing that I am not a mythology expert, or even a novice (lol).  Seems Amphitrite is a sea-godess from Greek mythology (is there another?) and the wife of Poseidon under the influence of the Olympian pantheon.  I should have known that!  I also discovered that no less than 7 ships of the Royal Navy are named HMS Amphitrite, frigates in both the United States and French Navies, an asteroid and in baby name books!   There is something I do know- Emily Amphitrite was soooo soooo fun to color and make up into a card!  

 Isn't she gorgeous?

The theme of this fortnight's challenge is "Anything Goes."  On top of that, Heather gives you one of her fantastic images to use- free!!!  So head on over right now to the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog, get your free digi, and create yourself into lots of fun!  While you are there, be sure to take a peek at the other Mythology images Heather created, used by her talented Sunshine Girls!  You don't have to use a Lacy Sunshine image to enter the challenge but as soon as you glimpse the images, I bet you'll want to!

That's all from me for now.  I'll see you in a few days.  Until then, I wish you lots of Bright Spots, sunshine, and happiness!

Your friend,
ps the sentiment is a freebie from the wonderful Paulette of Create with TLC!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Healing the what???

Wednesday again, so that means it's Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge time!  This week our theme is "Circles," meaning you must have at least one circle on your make.  Our wonderful sponsors are "The Paper Shelter" and "QKR Stampede."

This is "Healing the Dragon 04."  Healing the what? The Dragon!  The image is part of a cute, cute series by The Paper Shelter where these little men heal a big huge adorable dragon!   

A closer view of the cute, cute little men giving medicine.   Think that red stuff in the bottle works?

A spoon full of medicine!  

Now it's your turn- add your make to Penny's #128 Challenge,  we enjoy looking at what you create!  We have lovely DT samples for you, too.  See you there!

Today you would never know what the state of Oklahoma has endured the last 3 days.  The sun is shining so beautifully.  On behalf of my state and myself, thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.  We need Bright Spots as we heal from the tragedies at Shawnee and Moore, Oklahoma.  Please continue to pray for us. Special hugs for you, M xxxooo

Monday, May 20, 2013

Hello there!

Hello there, Friends!
We have exciting news for you at Forever Friends Challenge- we are changing our name and becoming a weekly challenge!  Same talented design team and same great challenges and sponsors!  On June 1st, we will be:
Sure hope you will follow us to our new challenge!  We are even giving fabulous candy to celebrate our move!

With all that said, this is our last challenge as Forever Friends.  Our theme this fortnight is "For a Child," and we are sponsored by "A Day for Daisies," and "Cupids Clear Stamps."

Here is "Hello There" by A Day for Daisies:

 Isn't this the sweetest image?

We would love to have you enter our last challenge as Forever Friends!  Hoping to see you at the new Crafty Friends Weekly Challenge on June 1st!

My very best to you,
PS  Sort of a scarey night here with tornadoes all around us!  Another day and night of tornado watches to go.  Shawnee, OK was wiped out last night and they need lots of Bright Spots, if you would remember them.

I have to laugh at this card- I couldn't figure out how to make my image into a card for a child so as you see it says "Little Sister," well, my little sister is 56 years old!  SSSShhhhhhh!!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Giddy Up!

Good Day, my Lovlies!
 We've had a few days of warm sunshine- yay!!!  Rain is due again but it's a warm storm so that's fine with me.  After all, the farmer's need the water!  The thunderstorms are beautiful here.

Giddy Up!  That's the name of this cutie digi from "Stamping Dragon Designs."  One of our sponsors at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge

Penny's second wonderful sponsor is "StampArt Design by Kathryne. " Our theme this week- "make an Easel or Step Card."

Soooo, Giddy UP!  Head on over to Penny's and take a look around.  We have a very talented new DT member to welcome- Julie Ann.  Welcome, Julie Ann!  We hope you'll make an easel or step card and enter your make as we love seeing what you create!

Wishing you a great rest of the week full of Bright Spots!


Sunday, May 12, 2013


Happy Mother's Day, Friends!  Even if not celebrating, I do wish you a day of being spoiled like crazy!

Wink!  You know, that sly wink you give when flirting?  Your tummy sort of goes in flip-flops, just hoping he'll wink back!  That is what I am reminded of when I look at "Shy Girl," by StitchyBear's artist, Barb Jensen.  Here, take a look:

Charging ahead, this week's challenge theme at One Stitch At A Time is "Summer Sun."

Won't you join us?  My Teamie's have some wonderful makes for you to look at, too, and we just LOVE seeing yours!

Adios for now, Dear Ones!  See you very soon!

Wishing you LOTS of Bright Spots this coming week!  

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mooning Morris- Bullseye!

Hey Everyone!
How are you?  Doing well, I hope.  We are a little water soaked at the moment but it's warmer, so that's a treat!

Today it's "Mooning Morris- Bullseye!"  You can find Morris at the Lacy Sunshine ChallengeHe is a free digi given by request from the artist, Heather ValentinHeather's artwork is wonderful!  Full of gnomes, wide-eyed girls and other mystical and whimsical "friends."  You've GOT to check her work out- you will fall in love with her characters!

The theme at Lacy Sunshine Challenge is "Monochrome," so I've done Morris up in browns. 

I added the "butt..." thinking on the inside of the card I could write either, "I'm sorry," or "I love you," depending on the situation! LOL

I just had to take a little detour from DT work and color this little guy.  I am excited to see Heather's next free digi!

See you soon!  I hope your weekend is a very nice one.  Maybe some Bright Spots will peak through these clouds!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

RRib-itt! Rrib-itt!

That's frog-speak for "Hello, Friends!"  I was thinking on that "rrib-itt," frogs, bugs and summer sounds.  We live out in the countryside, and most often the night sounds get sooo loud!  Between frogs, crickets, grasshoppers and cicadas, sometimes you can't hear the other person talk! LOL  Beautiful sounds, I think.  Reminds me of being young and the special treat of playing outside late on a warm summer night.  My hubby would catch fireflies in a jar.  Love watching those fireflies.  But alas, now it's hard to stay awake past 8 pm! LOLOL

Today is Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge day!  Yahoo!  Our theme this week is "Die cuts and/or Punches."  We have two great sponsors again, "Fred, She Said ," and "DigiDarla Designs!"  

Here is "Fred, She Said Designs, Nolan and the Bullfrog,":

Head on over to Penny's and enter this weeks challenge.  We are so delighted to see your creations.  There are fantastic makes by my Teamies to see, as well!

See you again very soon!  "Rrib-itt,"!  (Frog speak for "Take Care. Bye for now!"  Frogs only know one word- LOL!)

Thank you to my new followers!  Thank you to you who so faithfully leave me comments each post.  You are my precious Bright Spots!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Forever Friends "Pout"

Good Day!
Some of you have a holiday today- I hope you've enjoyed the long weekend!  Our holiday here in the States is May 27th, Memorial Day.  It is to remember our fallen soldiers but the day is also often used to remember all those that have passed on in our lives.  It's a somber day.  The 28th of May is my difficult day, if you would please remember me.

But hey!!!  Right now we have a new Forever Friends Challenge for you!  The theme this fortnight is "Pastels."  We are being sponsored by the incredible "Whoopsi Daisy," with our Forever Friends Favorite sponsor being "Oak Pond Creations."

Oh goodness, pastels was a tough one for me! LOL  Please forgive this layout as I am first, lacking in supplies, and second, not really a pastel person...found that out when making this! LOL 

This Whoopsie Daisy image was so much fun to color, with her billowing dress.

Doesn't she seem to be pouting?  A spoiled Scarlet!

Okay now, you have 2 weeks to make up a Pastels creation and enter it in the Forever Friends fortnightly challenge #61.  We are also having a DT Call!  I'd love to be team mates with you!

A special note of thanks to you who leave me comments each post.  I have your name starred in my mailbox, just waiting for me to get to your blog and see your wonderful makes.  I am so sorry that I haven't been by your blogs yet.  Seems I've been awfully slow lately!  I appreciate you very much.  Thank you to new and old followers, too!

See you at Forever Friends, we are friends, after all!  Wishing you the best week!

Your friend,
If a Bright Spot comes, we are sure to see it through the cold and clouds! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Blue Pig with a Present!

Hello there, Friends!
I am hoping this finds you doing well and having a very good week!  Today is Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #125 Day!  Yippee!  Our theme is "Animals."  We have 3 great sponsors for you this week!  That would be Bugaboo, Heather-Ellis and Di's Digi DownloadsQuite nice sponsors!

This card is made with Bugaboo's Pig Present.  See the present?

I'm not very good at coloring animals so I thought, "Oh, I'll color the pig blue!"  Well, now he looks like he ate too much cake! LOL

I hope you will join us this week at Penny's with your animal creation!  Red pigs, white rabbits, whatever you choose, just as long as your make has an animal.  Exciting to see what you create!

We are due snow at the end of the week!!!  I was just thinking our Spring had finally arrived!  I hope the weather is nice where you are and your weekend super for you.

See you again soon!  Hugs from your friend,
I need another Bright Spot! Wishing some for you, too!