Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone. I pray that everyone has a safe, blessed, and healthy New Years.  I pray for everyone to have their mind, body, and soul renewed, replenished, restored, and rested in Christ.  Amen!!

Now on to crafting!!!  Now is the perfect time to work on making thank you cards for Christmas gifts received and to make extra ones to start the New Year preparing for thankfulness!!

One of my dearest friends had asked if I could make her some thank you cards for this week.  This is one of the cards I came up with.  I was able to use a lot of my scrap paper and ribbon.  Yeah :)!

Card Elements
Burgundy base paper from Joann's
Cream paper from ARC Paper Co.
Ribbon from scrap stash
printed paper from scrap stash
flower from Recollections at Micheals
Brown bead from Teri at Heart to Home
Thank you stamp by Stampin Up, Noteworthy set

Here are some other cards that I made.


(This one is my favorite)

Thank you again for letting me share. 

A Gift from Above - 2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Merry Christmas!!

Happy Birthday baby Jesus!!! Thank you baby Jesus for your miraculous birth and gift of  Salvation!! Merry Christmas everyone!!  I pray that the gift of joy, love, and peace fills you and your family today and always. 

 Here are some gifts that I worked on last minute for our friends and family. 

The book-markers were for Elijah's first grade class

Book-marker Elements
Stampin Up stamps - ( I do not have the name)
White card stock from ARC Crafts paper Co
Stazon Black ink
RoseArt color markers
Different color ribbon by Offray from Micheals
Lamination sheets and machine from Yourstory
candy cane

Here is a gift I made for my dear friend Lisa from Lisa's Crafts.

Bath Salts
Bath Salt Elements
Epsom salt
vanilla and Almond extract
wire bale jar with lid

Also went alttle crazy with the red snowflakes :)

Thank you again for letting me share.
A Gift from Above - Matthew 1:22-23 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord
had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son,and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Monday!! 6 more days until Christmas!!

Hello everyone!! Only 6 more days until Jesus's Birthday, when the world receives the greatest gift known - baby Jesus. I wanted share the card I made for Christmas.  I used the stamp set Come to Bethlehem by Stampin' Up.  I choose,Come to Bethlehem stamp set, because it brought the story from the Bible of the wise men to life. In Matthew chapter 2, the wise men where guided by the eastern star to see the beautiful baby King that was born. 

The card opens from the side, right to left. 

Card Elements
Navy blue card stock from Terri at Heart to Home
Gold card stock by Recollections from Micheals
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Night of Navy ink from Stampin Up
gold embossing glitter and heat gun
Stamp set, Come to Bethlehem, by Stampin Up,sold by demonstrator Lisa Monter
A Gift from Above - Matthew 2:1 - After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, 
during the time of King Herod, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Monday!! 20 more days until Jesus Birthday!!

Happy Monday to all.  Hope everyone is doing well during this wonderful Christmas Season.  I just wanted to share a craft that I have been working on for my boys teachers for Christmas 2011.  Even though the teachers deserve a gift everyday of the year, I choose to put together some hot cocoa to help with relaxing during this fun time of year. 

Craft Elements
- Paula Deen mug from Micheals
- Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix
 - marshmallows, small Hersey bar, candy cane
  - Christmas note pad
 - red Christmas ribbon 
- tag cut on Cricut Expression from cartridge Trim a Tree
- big plastic clear bag to fit everything in

A Gift from Above - Jesus is the Reason for the Season. 
Matthew 1:21 - She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus
because he will save his people from their sins.”

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Belated Thankgiving 2011!!

Just want to say how thankful I am for my faith, family, friends, followers, and views.  Praying that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and was safe shopping on Black Friday :). 

I made these cards for Thanksgiving 2011. 
Card Elements
- Burt orange and yellow paper from ARC
- Beige script paper from Recollections
- Pie cut with Cricut Expression and Gypsy from Thanksgiving cartridge
- Thanksgiving stamp by Paper Inspirations. 

A Gift from Above -Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Being a Great Mom, Raising Great Kids - by author Sharon Jaynes

Good Morning, just wanted to share with you some great information I received this morning listening to a program called Focus on the Family. On the broadcast, Author Sharon Jaynes shared some of her life story and some great tips in here book Being a Great Mom, Raising Great Kids.  
If you are interested in listening click here. Also in the today's spotlight section, Sharon Jaynes has put together some advice and suggestions to help us Moms out.  
I know for me I needed this.  There are days as a domestic engineer (Stay at Home Mom) I feel like I have fallen short in many areas.  I am thankful I serve a God that fills me with his love and fills in where I mess up at.  My prayer is for the parents, especially Moms, that the broadcast speaks to your heart and lets you know how precious you are. 

 Thank you again for letting me share. 
A Gift from Above - Read Proverbs 31. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fasting is Officially Over!!

Hello everyone, just wanted to give an update on how my fast went.  I would love to say that I stuck to it 100%, but I would not be telling the truth. I am happy to say that my spirit, mind, and body are more open to what God has for me.  I did lose 13 unexpected pounds and received more energy than before.  Since I was not able to stuff my stomach with cake and crackers, I did have some emotional days.  God revealed to me that I am an emotional eater.  Ouch!!  
So now that the fast is officially over the key question is: Will I still continue to make healthier food choices? I would like to ask for those who do pray, to pray that I do make healthier food choices. Food and exercise is one of the areas of my life that I fall short in. 
I know that when we are weak, God is strong. 

 Thank you again for letting me share.  
A gift from above and Elijah's first grade class memory verse- 
My help comes from the Lord!  Psalms 121:2

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

First sketch challenge for Page Maps, Express the Moment

Hello everyone.  I have decided to enter into a sketch challenge for the first time ever, at Pagemaps.  It is an awesome website to go to for ideas, contests,templates, and much more.  Here is the sketch from Pagemaps 


Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

Here are some of the embellishments up close.  The flowers I made out of a scallop punch!!

I choose to journal in the spider web!!

Thank you again for letting me share. 
A Gift from Above and from Elijah's first grade class memory verse -
The Lord indeed will give what is good.  Psalms 85:12a

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Happy Thursday!!

Hello everyone.  Happy Thursday to all.  
This week is a very unique week because I am participating in a prayer and fast for my church, The Champion Center of Las Vegas.  Each year, corporately as a church, we come together by praying and fasting for 40 days.  I choose to pray and fast, from flour and sugar, starting 9/19/11 and ending 10/28/11.  The biggest challenge has been the slight headache and hunger. I know this to shall pass, with each day being easier than the day before. 
The amazing opportunity has been praying that the Lord feeds my spirit the way my stomach wants to be feed. I have also been praying for a vision for my life, my husband, my family, my church, and for my creativity.  I am just so excited to see what God has instore!!

Also this weekend my kids and I ventured off to one of our close friend's house, Micheals!!  my oldest Isiah sat outside the store and read his book he was so interested in, while Elijah, Josiah, and I went into the store. Micheals was offering a free birthday card make and take.  Here is Elijah's:

Here is mine:

Thank you again for letting me share. Gift from above -
Luke 1:37 For with God nothing will be impossible!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

It has been awhile!! Happy Monday!!

Hello everyone. Yes, it has been awhile.  Hope everyone is having a bless day.  A lot has gone on since July 2011.  Here are some highlights!!
The biggest bitter/sweet highlight has been that SCHOOL IS BACK IN!! I miss my two older boys while they are attending school, but I have time to focus on my purpose in life and what God has in store for me.  I also get to spend more one on one time with my youngest son and to be CREATIVE!!  :)  

Another great event that happened about 3 weeks ago, I hosted my first Stampin Up party!!.  I would like to thank everyone that came for support and entered into my creative world!!  Thank you to my good friend Lisa who was the Stampin Up Demonstrator and Erlinda for the executive support.  If you are interested in Stampin Up products check out Lisa's site @

I received a journal kit for being a hostess.  I just finished decorating it, hope you like it!!  

Another big event that happened just a week ago, I won blog candy for the first time EVER, on my friend Erlinda's blog. I am excited to create and share something with this wonderful stamp set from Stampin Up!!
Check out Erlinda's blog @  . She has amazing talent!!

Last but not least, I had an remarkable time at the Craft Social this past Saturday, here in Las Vegas. There was creativity everywhere!!  I was able to make some "make and takes" from some crafty divas.  Here is a 12 by 12 layout created by Erlinda. 

Here are some of the creative divas that was represented at the Craft Social:

Vicky and Annie  @
Lisa @
 Erlinda @
 Cecy @
 Terri @

Once again thank you for letting me share.  Here is gift to leave you with - Romans 8:31
Remember if God is for us, who can be against us!! 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Semi Annual Craft Social Event

If you live in the Las Vegas Area

Please join us for our Semi Annual Craft Social Event! Make and Takes, Prizes, Shopping with multiple Vendors, Raffles and much more.

Learn new techniques with experienced craft instructors. Free Admission and Parking.

Don't miss out, RSVP today at

See attached Flier to the event.

Visit our blogs for more details.....

Vicky & Annie @

Teri @

Erlinda @

Cecy @

Lisa @

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

I received this Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award from two sweet bloggers, Lisa Monter @  and Cecy @  Both of these ladies do amazing work. Thank you Lisa and Cecy so much for this award and I am grateful.    

Here are the rules for this award:

1. Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link. (see above)

2. Answer 7 random facts about yourself. (see below)

3. Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies. (see below the below)


So, here we go. Here are 7 very random facts about me:
1. I love God and I am thankful for the gift of salvation.  
2. I have a wonderful, loving, caring husband that let me spend our extra money on crafting.  
3. I have three wonderful, energetic, full of life boys and I am proud to be their mom.
4. I love spending time with my family and friends. 
5. I use to Hawaiian Dance for 12 years and I am pondering to get back into dancing. 
6. I use crafting as a positive fun stress reliever.
7. I am still trying to figure out a way to go to a craft store and spend less than $10.00.
Here's my list of four bloggers whom I am passing this award to:

Congrats to everyone!!
1. Lisa @ 
Cecy @
3. Erlinda @ 
4.Teri @

Please stop by and check out these great bloggers. Make sure you leave them some love. Bloggers love comments. If you like what you see, which I'm sure you will, become a follower.
Have a wonderful and bless day. 

Bridal Shower Card and Matching Favor

I had the privilege of making my best friends Bridal Shower cards and favors for her bridal shower. 

I was so excited that I went all out and used sheer ribbon and bling clear rhinestones.  This was my first attempted on a tri fold card.  Tri fold is now my new favorite style of card.

When I thought of a party favor this design came to mind.  I had viewed how to make this favor on another blog awhile ago. I do not remember who's blog or what the template of this favor is called.  If you know, please leave me a comment so I can make the reference.  Thank you again for letting share.  Have a wonderful and bless day!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

He is a big boy now!!

Another one of my gifts from above is that I am so grateful for my New Big Boy!! Elijah graduated from Kindergarten on June 8th, 2011. I can not wait to see what God has in store for his life.  I am a proud momma!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

A special Gift from Above - May 28th, 2011

7 years ago, God blessed me with a special gift.  My husband.  Not only was he a blessing for me, he was a unique blessing for my oldest son.
I am so grateful and thankful for my husband.  Usually I am the one that plans everything for our family fun.  He showed me how much he loved me by planing a surprise night out on May 28, 2011.  We went to one of our favorite restaurants Red Lobster.  After dinner, the big surprise,The Lion King play at Mandalay Bay Theatre here in Las Vegas. 

Thank you God for my first ministry.  I pray to have many many more years with my best Friend!! I love you!! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Simple, yet cute -thank you #2

Hello everyone. Thankful for another day to share, it has been awhile, life gets busy.  I learned just because you are busy does not equal productivity.  I am asking and learning to let God prune my life.  He knows what is best for me :)!!
One of the many reasons I love simple, yet cute cards is that I can make them fast :)!! 

I made this thank you card for my oldest son's birthday gifts that he had received.  He favorite color is green, so that was the inspiration for the card.  For the base of the card, I used a green moss color, that I purchased from a local company, ARC here in Las Vegas.   I also purchased the light blue card stock from ARC. The polka dot paper is made by My Minds Eye.   The ribbon was purchased at Big Lots a couple of years ago.  The flower and blue brad are from the Recollections collection at Michaels. 
Thank you again for letting me share.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I have a 12 year old!! Happy Mother's Day!!

Hello Everyone.  First I want to say I am thankful that God has entrusted 3 wonderful boys in my care.  They have literally changed my life!! Being a mom is an awesome, unique rewarding job. 
Happy Mommy's Day to all of the moms and pray that you have a very special day.  
I know I will.  My oldest son Isiah's birthday is on Mother's Day this year and I have never been so excited to celebrate.  He wanted to have his birthday lunch at his favorite restaurant HOGS HEAVEN, here is Las Vegas, the best BBQ in town and have birthday fun at the Circus-Circus Adventuredome.  So of course I had to make his invites. 
I used my circut expression machine to cut the circus tent, the ticket and the words.  This was the first movable card I made.  The ticket slides in and out of the tent.  

This is the back of the ticket 
I do have to say this was a fun card to make.  Thank you for letting me share.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.  

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Simple, Yet Cute!!

Good Afternoon everyone, First I want to thank God for the gift of sending Jesus Christ to die and pay for our sins.  Happy late Easter!!

Now on to the Simple, Yet Cute card.  This was a card I had made for a good friend.  She wanted thank you cards for her baby shower. 
I used a cream color for the base of the card, brown textured card stock for the background, and baby blue strip of card stock in the middle of the card.  One cream and one beige square and brown shimmer ribbon.  This card really can be made for any occasion.  Hope you enjoyed!! Thank you for letting me share and have a bless and happy day!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Must have for Disneyland!!

Good evening everyone.  Wanted to share a project that I made for my three beautiful boys for our trip to Disneyland!!  I made each there very own autograph book, using my Yourstory, for all the awesome characters that they will see. 
Isiah choose Suley and Elijah choose Mickey and Pluto

 Josiah was stuck with Nemo, his favorite!!

First I cut white card stock to fit into pre-glued book binder.  

Then followed the instructions for binding on the Yourstory.  Then used the cricut expression to cut the Disney images.  Then used the Yourstory again for laminating the images.  Last adhered the images to the book binder.   Thank you again for letting me share.  Hope everyone had a gift that they could appreciate today.  Sometimes there are so many gifts/blessings that come into our lives we forget to open them. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Proud Mama

One of my Gifts from Above has been my oldest son, Isiah.  He participated in a local production of Godspell, directed by Eddie Conover.  It was amazing to see many churches come together in the Las Vegas Valley and the talent of the next generation.  Here are some pictures of him in action.  

I am happy to be his mommy!!  Thank you Lord for blessing me with a beautiful son and allowing me to be his mom!!  Amen!!

Thank you for letting me share and have a wonderful and blessed day!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Spring 2011

 A couple days ago this week I had an opportunity to spend some time with friends, Lisa and Erlinda.  We had lunch together and shopped at Joann's.   I came home and had a little time to myself and made this card.  I was inspired by the felt eggs and ribbon that was on sale at Joann's.

I used pink card stock for the base of my card.  The blue card stock I embossed with an embossing folder from sizzix called "Flowers".  I used Martha Stewart punch "Spring" on white card stock.  The felt eggs and ribbon are from Joann's.  To make the chickie, I used my gypsy and cricut expression, with yellow, black, and orange card stock. The stamp is from a birthday stamp from dollar Tree. 

These two are my son Elijah's favorite. 
Thank you for letting me share.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!!
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