Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Easter!-BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, happy Monday to you all!! I hope your week is starting out great. It is a chemo day for us and we have been blessed in that we aren't going to chemo in the snow anymore. lol  Hubby is doing well, but had to take our little dog in to the vet last week. She has diabetes, so now I need to give her 2 shots of insulin a day. I think we are falling apart around here. lol She is doing so much better now that she is getting the insulin and I'm very thankful for that and for how well hubby is doing! We are indeed blessed.

I am host this week for BBTB2 and I have given my design team sisters the challenge of any kind of Easter project. Easter is this Sunday, so I know you all are busy getting those last minute Easter projects done. I have been working on my grandchildren's Easter cards, so that's what I have for you today. This is the first time that I made them all the same. Usually I do something different for each one. And even though they are the same, they are different too. I used different colors for each child. I still have two more to get done and will probably work on them after chemo today. I used the Cricut cartridge Spring Holiday Cards to make the cards. I love the one that says "some bunny loves you" because we sure do love these little precious ones. That saying that grandchildren complete the circle of life sure is true! We adore spending time with the little ones and plan on doing just that this week by dying eggs with 2 of our granddaughters. Other granddaughter is to young at only 2 months old, 2 are in NY and the other 2 we don 't even know where they are. So we send love to them through the good Lord. Now aren't these cards just too cute?! Plain, but still cut to me. I used google eyes for them and little pink crystals for the nose of the bunny. I think the grands will love them cause they are cute and a little bit funny. lol Now it is your turn, link up your Easter project with BBTB2 and make sure that you follow our simple rules. Thank you for stopping by to visit with me a spell and for your sweet comments, they always put a big smile on my face. I hope your Easter is a blessed one and the day is gorgeous! Spend time enjoying the real meaning of Easter and hiding those Easter eggs!And don't get a tummy ache on all the Easter candy.  Crafty hugs, Brenda





Saturday, April 12, 2014

Help Make A Special Boy Smile

Hi my crafty friends, I hope this Saturday finds you well and enjoying the great outdoors. If you can't get out I hope you are enjoying time in your crafty spots. I have a huge favor to ask of you all. My friend's nephew has cancer. His leg was taken off and he did his treatments...a while back. Got a clean bill of health and went back to normal life. Well they found out that a lone cancer cell got through and the cancer is back. This boy is only 14 years old. Can you make and send him a card to help brighten his day? I know he would so appreciate any kind of card. He is a card maker himself and makes cards for his family. His name is Chris and you can read more about his first journey here. Thanks ever so much for helping to put a big smile on Chris's face! Here is his address:


Chris Palumbo
5 Spring St.
Waverly, NY 14892

As always I thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit me and now of course helping me with putting a smile on a special boy's face. Crafty hugs to you all-Brenda

Friday, April 11, 2014

He Is Risen-Cardz TV Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, happy TGIF to you all! I don't know how the weeks fly by so fast, but I do know that I still love when the weekends come. I don't work anymore so not sure why the weekends still excite me, but it does. lol Maybe it is because I always know hubby will be home and working on the farm. Or the kids would be home for the weekend. I love when the family was all together. 

I want to give a shout out to some new followers. Thank you for following me and I should that I've gotten back to your blog to follow you too if you have one. I hope you leave here inspired and happy that you visited. I love visitors and I love your comments. They always make me smile and I have made many friendships too. Don't you just love the crafty people on the blogs?! I do!!

It is time for the Cardz TV Card Team to have a challenge. Our theme or challenge this time? Why Easter of course! I love all the cute bunny and chick Easter stuff but I also love to take the time to reflect on the true meaning of Easter. So my card will reflect that today. Using my Cricut and the Easter 2010 cartridge, I cut out the Lily's three time-once in green and twice in white. I cut the flowers off the white die cuts, I popped up the middle of the flower I cut out and then glued the whole works onto the green one. This cartridge doesn't have layers so you have to make your own. I then glittered the flowers with sugar glitter in Lily white. My cross is a Darice embossing folder, I embossed it and cut it out. Then taking black ink and ran across the embossing. I stamped my sentiment from Easter Blessings Cardz TV stamp set. The inside sentiments are from the same stamp set. I love this stamp set as it is perfect for a more religious Easter card. I kept my card simple and plain. But love the way it came out. Now it is your turn, go see what inspiration my design team sisters have for you over at Cardz TV and then make an Easter card and link up with us. You just may win some stamps from Cardz TV. So what are you waiting for?! As always I thank you for your visit and hope you will come back again. Crafty hugs, Brenda




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner! Cardz TV Count Your Blessings Winner

Hello my crafty friends, it is time to announce the winner of the Count Your Blessings Cardz TV Blog Hop. And without farther ado, the winner is:

Deb C

Blogger DebC said...
Great job on the card. Very pretty
Deb
Deb please send me your mailing address and your preference of a Hobby Lobby, ACMoore or JoAnn's gift card to bsl60@embarqmail.com  Your have until April 21st to claim your prize. 

Thank you everyone for the sweet comments!!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Chocolate Bunnies Anyone?! BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Monday finds you all well and that you had a lovely weekend. I want to thank you all that left me such wonderful comments on my Cardz TV Blog Hop project on Saturday. I was totally blown away by all the sweet comments! You all are the best and I'm thankful for each and everyone of you. Thank you to the new followers too, I think I've been around to follow you too. I will be double checking that though.  We went to a healing mass on Saturday. It was a lovely service and both hubby and I went up for healing. Hubby is doing great-still in chemo, but doc said that he wasn't worried about his spleen and thinks that it is scar tissue on it from fevers (hubby had scarlet fever as a child and fevers last Sept) and not the cancer. Wonderful news!! So there is just the little spot left on his lung and hopeful with continued treatments it will go away like the one on the liver did. It has already shrunk by about 1/2 so very good news. Sounds like after another cat scan doc will be changing the treatments and hubby might go on a chemo pill-on two weeks, off one OR treatments at the chemo center every 3 weeks. We will go with whatever he says since he is the professional here. Doc also wants hubby to keep the pump for a while longer, and that's no problem because we want this cancer killed and will do whatever needs to be done. Ok, I say we, but it is really hubby who is doing all the hard work. lol So having wonderful news like this really takes the weight off our shoulders! Thank you, thank you for all your wonderful prayers, as you can see they certainly are working!

Now on to the challenge for today at BBTB2. Our talented fearless leader, Susan is our host this week, she challenged us to use bunnies on our projects this week. I went with the bunny from Easter 2010 that has a bite out of the ear. I cut it 3 times and added google eyes to each one. Cut some grass too and a little sun-can't remember where I got the sun from-it was one of the CTMH carts,I think it was Art Philosophy, but don't quote me on that! Then I took 2 of my bunnies and "bit" them some more with a small scallop punch. My sentiment came from Cardz TV called Easter Punnies. So many cute sentiments on this one! I embossed my blue layer with a clouds embossing folder and then put my scene together. My tiny butterflies is a Studio G punch. I think it is kinda' cute and who doesn't love chocolate bunnies?! lol Now it's your turn, link up your bunnies with us at BBTB2. Need more inspiration? No problem, go to BBTB2 and see what my talented design team sisters have for you. 

Thanks for stopping by today and visiting with me. I always love it when you stop by and I hope to see you stop in again real soon. Crafty hugs, Brenda



Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cardz TV "Count Your Blessings" Blog Hop





I'm so glad you could join us today for our "Count Your Blessings" Blog Hop! The Cardz TV card team is showcasing a new stamp set from Mary at Cardz TV, so grab your favorite beverage, sit back and relax, and get ready for some fun, inspiration, and the chance to win some blog candy too!  Here is the stamp set "Count Your Blessings". Aren't they wonderful sentiments?!



What's a blog hop without some blog candy! I will give one winner their choice of a $10 gift card from AC Moore, Hobby Lobby or JoAnn's and I will announce my winner on Tuesday.  Mary will be giving 2 sets of Cardz TV Stamps for her blog candy, so if you’re a follower of Cardz TV, just leave  a comment on her blog! Mary will use random.org to pick a winner, and will announce the WINNER on Monday! 

Below is a list of all the stops in today's "Count Your Blessings" Blog Hop.
Here is my card using the "Count Your Blessings" stamp set. I got a little carried away with the pearls and I see I have one missing too. lol  I will fix that. I also cased this card from Carol and you can find her card here. Thanks for the inspiration Carol! You have to treat yourself and go to her blog, she makes the most awesome cards!  My heart is cut out in the middle. I took the outer heart and popped it up on foam tape, the middle of the heart is popped up as well, but on 2 thickness of foam tape. My birds are just glued on the middle heart, but the embossed wings are popped up on the birds. This card would need to be hand delivered because of all the pearls. I plan on using it for my son and soon to be DIL as the wedding is the end of June. We will be placing cash inside of it as every newlyweds could use some cold hard cash! lol 





Thank you for hopping with us today…we hope you had fun! And as always thank you for visiting with me today, I always love when you stop by for a spell. Crafty hugs, Brenda

Monday, March 31, 2014

April Showers-BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We went to open house at the college our son is attending in the fall. Boy what a busy day. Hubby and I never went to college so we don't have the first clue about college. Our other 5 boys got their college educations through their employers or on their own with hubby just filling out the FASFA info. So this was our first open house. The college is Pennsylvania Technology College and is affiliated with Penn State. Our son would have loved to have went to Penn State and his SAT's and grades were good enough but they didn't have his major he wanted. So his next best place to go was Penn Tech. It is a beautiful campus and it is right by the Susquehanna River in Williamsport. I think he will be very happy there. He will have a 2 1/2 hour drive home when he wants to come home for a weekend. So not far, but far enough. It's a good match. But I have to tell you I'm kinda' freaking out that my baby is leaving the nest in August and I won't have any kids home anymore!! I know it will be nice once I get used to it, but I've never been kid-less (33 years of having kids home) and that will be so strange for me. I will really miss him, but he is a home body and I know he will be coming home often. Why is it so hard to let our children go? I can do it, but on the inside it tears me up to do it. You'd think I would be really good at it by now since the other 5 have been out the nest for a while now, but sadly I'm not. lol

Of course since it is Monday, it is time for a new BBTB2 challenge. I think Sharon has given me bad luck with this challenge. lol Our challenge is April Showers. It's not April yet, but we have been dumped on with rain. Flood warnings everywhere and of course we have water coming in the basement. It just doesn't want to leave and the storm system is sitting over us spinning. Our yard looks like a giant swimming pool and it just got dried out enough to walk in it. *sigh* On the bright side, our temps are in the 50's. lol Well enough of that, let's get on with the challenge. As I said our sweet and talented design team sister, Sharon gave us the challenge of April Showers. Of course when you think of showers, your mind goes right to an umbrella or at least mine does. So I knew right away what cart I wanted to use. A Child's Year. What I didn't know is how I wanted to use it. I decided to use the cart feature with the umbrella and rain. They have one with just an umbrella too. But I wanted the rain. I cut it out at 5.50 inches in blue paper. I put paper on the inside cover to make the umbrella look pretty. Then for the rain drops I used blue gems. I put a pearl on the umbrella top and for the handle some green gems. My little boots are a My Creative die. I used some different pattern paper for the inside. My sentiments are from Cardz TV. Come back on Saturday because we are having a blog hop at Cardz TV introducing a new stamp set that Mary has in the store called "Count Your Blessings". And that is it for my card. I kept it simple and quick because this old mamma was bushed from the open house at the college and my Lupus was giving me a hard time and of course there was the rain! lol




I hope you will get crafty with us and link up your April showers project. Just please check out our simple rules and make sure to use your Cricut. Looking forward to seeing your projects! As always thank you for visiting with me. I love your comments, they always put a smile on my face! Crafty hugs, Brenda
 

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