DCWV March Stack-a-holic Card Challenge

UPDATE:  So excited to  find out that my card made the TOP-10 in DCWV's March challenge. This was such a fun card to create. You can see the others in the TOP-10 here: http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/03/marchs-top-10-stackaholic-challenge.html
     Hard to believe it is the middle of March already! I love the warmer temps and the longer days. I know some of you are still buried in snow. I hope you thaw out soon.     
    I used DCWV's Tres Chic Cardstock Stack to make my card for March's Stack-a-holic Challenge. I pulled several coordinating sheets including a glittery one and dry embossed them with a variety of embossing folders. I cut strips and adhered them in a random order that I worked a long time planning. LOL~ The perfectionist side of me drives me crazy sometimes.
     The vine die-cut is one of Our Daily Bread Designs that I love! I use it a lot. The butterflies are Recollections and the sentiment is a vellum quote from Colorbok. I ran the vellum quote through my Xyron and adhered it to a strip of cardstock. I hid the edges of the vellum under the butterfly wings.
     There is still lots of time to play along with us. Here's the sketch we have to work with this time and the address to get all the details. http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-stackaholic-challenge.html


DCWV February Stack-a-holic Card Challenge - Updated

   UPDATE: Just found out I mad the TOP-10! So excited to see my card among the other beautiful cards. You can see the other Top-10 here: http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-stackaholic-challenge-top-10.html

     Thanks so much for popping in today. Hope you are having a great day.
     Today, I have a card for DCWV's Stack-a-holic Challenge.
     I used DCWV's The Home Spun Cardstock Stack to create my card this month. This cardstock comes textured like you see on the sentiment tag above. I created the two other textures-on-textures using Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder EL-002. I love that these folders have two different coordinating designs. The sentiment stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs (Friendship #B52). I've recently come across this company and their blog, and I'm loving their stamps. You should check them out.
     There is still a little bit of time if you want to play along with us. Here's the sketch we had to work with and a link to get all the details.



DCWV January Stack-a-holic Card Challenge

     Thanks so much for stopping in! Today I have a card for DCWV's January Stack-a-holic Challenge.

     I used DCWV's Floral Foliage Stack for my card this month. I just love the deep purples and blues in the stack. I made the layered flowers with one of Spellbinders' cut-fold-tuck die sets, and the vine which is my newest and now favorite die comes from Our Daily Bread.
     There is still some time left if you want to create with us. But, don't wait too long. I did not see a deadline for entry, but it will be soon. Check out the challenge here: http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/01/january-stack-holic-challenge.html
      Here's a copy of the sketch we had to use.


Merry Christmas

   Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement this year. It's been my great pleasure to share my work with you.
    I'm looking forward to a great 2014! I have a children's picture book coming out soon. I'll update you when I have a release date. And, of course, there will be more cards! I am also hoping to have some very talented, fellow crafters do a bit of guest posting here. Can't wait for you to see some of their work.
     May I pray with you today? Our dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for each person who has visited my blog this year. I seek Your blessings on each one. Grant them peace and love and lots of laughter as we celebrate the birth of the Messiah. I know some who come here find themselves far away from family and other loved ones. May they and their loved ones never be far from You. In the blessed name of Jesus, Amen.


Our 35th Wedding Anniversary

     My husband, Jeff, and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary last week. Hard to believe that much time has passed since we found each other. I wanted to share a card I made to mark the day and add to a scrapbook page.
      All the cardstock I used here comes from DCWV's The Summer Solstice Stack.  Thanks for popping in and sharing our day!