DDD ~ Give Thanks ♥

Hello friends!

It's the 15th of the month,
the day the Divas and Dazzlers from the DDD 'duel' :)
Our hostesses for this month's duel are Carol for the Divas
and Shelly for the Dazzlers ~
chosing a most wonderful theme of "Give Thanks".

My card today is using the image/papers and embellishments from
the rich, vivid and sparkly kit sent to us from Carol.
The only thing I used of my own was cardstock and glue!
Naturally, when thinking of a card design,
I just had to use some sparkle as Carol's kit just glitzed and glammed,
her signature touch!
She also sent us two images to chose from,
and I chose to use the praying little boy with his bear.
 The image reminded me so much of my son,
a faith-filled little man of God.
He makes my heart beam with pride when I hear him every day
telling me a story of how he prayed
or was able to be a witness to a friend in need.
He inspires me daily!
Without further adieu, my CAS card .......

and the inside of my card:

Be sure to stop in and see what the rest of the Divas have made
 with this same image/paper kit!
And what the Dazzler's have created with their "Give Thanks" kit ...
you can find them all in my sidebar ► 
Thank you, Carol and Shelly -
I am very grateful ♥

Thanks for stopping by today :)
Big hugs, bigger blessings!


Luke 2:11 ♥

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, 
which is Christ the Lord." ~ Luke 2:11

 Happy SONday!

Just 42 more days until the most celebrated day of the year - Christmas!
One of my favorite images for the holidays is the 3 Wise Men,
seeking and honoring the infant Jesus born in Bethlehem.
What a sight that must have been to behold!

  Today's card is a CAS card I made for The Project Bin,
using a new sentiment from the Luke 2:11 set.
I stamped it right onto the kraft cardstock,
added a Nativity image of the 3 Wise Men,
some bold ribbon, rustic twine and a button.

You can find this sentiment,
as well as many more for every occasion,
here in The Project Bin shop

Big hugs, Bigger blessings!


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3M: Dashing through the snow!

Good morning, friends!

It's the 9th of the month, 
the day the 3 Musketeers post our cards with a surprise image :)
This was my month to provide the image
and this is the one I chose:
Snowy Trio by Purple Onion Designs.

I bought this stamp and matching sentiment the SECOND I saw it
while blog surfing ... 
It was love at first sight!

Call me crazy, but I love and long for the snow! ♥
Having grown up mostly in Europe with real winters and lots of snow,
I miss all wonders and beauty of it.
Alas, here in South Florida we had "sand"men and
lights strung up in palm trees and iced cocoa, LOL! :)

Here is my take on the image this month:

My card has a base of dsp from a mish-mash holiday blend,
and I've added sugar stickles to the 'snowy' areas.
I've added a snowflake from my stash that I covered in white faux snow paint
and then sprinkled it with Martha Stewart glitter, and a pearl adorns the cent

 Be sure to see what Barb and Jeanette have made 
with the image as well .... you won't want to miss it!
Next month, Barb is up and I'm sure she has something fun 
in store for us ♥

Big hug, Bigger Blessings!


Election Day!

Good Morning, friends!

Today is a historical day for our country - electing the new president.
In honor of that day,
I've created a simple CAS card with a wonderful quote stamp
from The Project Bin stamps ....

"Whatever you are, 
be a good one." 
~Abraham Lincoln 

That's the best we can hope for with an election
 as interesting as this one has been.
I've paired it with an American flag stamp
that has been in my stamp bin for a good 10 years!
Perhaps it was waiting for today :) 

You can find this stamp in the shop here
Today's card is using the Wise Men stamp set,
and you can find inspiration and more beautiful cards from the DT ♥

As always,
Big hugs, Bigger blessings!



HaPpY HaLLoWeEn!

 HaPpY HaLLoWeEn!

 I hope today is a fun one without tricks
and with plenty of treats :) 

Today's card is one using another fun image from the
 Haunted stamp collection from The Project Bin.
This stamp just makes me laugh!

In fact, I do drive a stick ....
just not on a broom - hee hee!
My sporty red Jeep Wrangler is a stick shift
and it's always great fun to take her out ♥

Today's card, however, is one using traditional
Halloween colors, simple stripes and a geometric design,
 I wanted the stamp to be the focal point of the card,
and then added some little orange gems for an extra pop.
 The inside is just plain white cardstock 
for a quick message .....
so no photo :)

Be safe out there tonight if you are venturing out!
For more card inspirations and stamp shopping,
you can check out all The Project Bin blog 
 and goodies here in the shop

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


Leaves are falling ........

Happy weekend, friends!

How I just love autumn!ere in South Florida we don't get a traditional fall ~
leaves changing colors in a burst of oranges and reds and browns,
warm sweaters and a new crisp chill in the air.
But one thing we do get is the promise that all the months 
of togetherness and thankfulness and gratitude and celebration
are right around the corner :)

If you haven't already heard of The Project Bin stamps,
you simply MUST go visit the shop and inspiration blog!
The stamps are just fantastic and so versatile 
and perfect for your stamping needs this upcoming holiday season.
From Halloween to Thanksgiving, Christmas and beyond ...
all those 'right around the corner' moments!
There is truly something for everyone!

This beautiful fall quote is perfect for my card today :)
"Leaves are falling, Autumn is calling" ♥
I've stamped it in Momento Tuxedo Black right onto the dsp.
I also used a few pieces of fall inspired designer paper
and propped it up with some 3D foam to give the card a little edgier look.
The paper flowers and little orange gems give it just that little extra pop.

Be sure to stop by the store and browse around,
as well as peek at the delicious card samples to give you some inspiration, too!
Be well, friends!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!