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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Keep Working Hard!

It's been a long time since I posted, but life has been taking over.  Alex got to play in the worship band for the first time...and was sooo nervous!  But he practiced and practiced and did GREAT! We are so proud. We told him that he'd be okay if he just tried hard!

Baby Madi, Anastasia's little friend, is turning one and trying very hard to walk.  I made her this card for her birthday.  It was supposed to be for a challenge using "Amy" the digital stamp...but I missed the deadline.  She turned out wonderfully, so I am using her for some other challenges:
"flowers" for http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/ and http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/
"do it yourself" for http://www.simplycreatechallenges.blogspot.com/
and "for using a stamp" at http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/
This one was another Dustin Pike Image (he's so cool) that I used to complete some Easter cards with.  I actually threw them together at our big National Scrapbook Day event this past week...as we were working hard helping others complete their own projects.  This was my second attempt using this stamp...and I like it better.  He qualifies for "Easter" at the following:  http://colourcreatechallenge.blogspot.com/
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/ and
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/
This pretty little lady put me in the Christmas mood....and was fun to work outside of the box, and create a Christmas card without traditional Christmas colours.  She also has lots of bling and sparkles, although the pic doesn't show them all.  Still working on getting my pictures perfect! A new blog challenge for me is at
http://bellesnwhistlesstamps.blogspot.com/ for "glitter" and for the colour combinations at http://www.doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ and http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/.

This one was another challenge for me, as I HATE to measure...and fancy folds require measuring.  But after a little adjustment, it turned out pretty good.  Fancy fold challenges are at http://critterchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ and http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/.  It also qualifies for a birthday at http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/ and embossing at http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/ (thanks, Kim for the embossing folder on this one! and yes, it's one of your stamps too!).

Wow...I have been working hard.  This last one was an image from Melijens that I have wanted to use for a while, but it qualifies for "April showers" and "water" at http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ http://raisethebarchallenge.blogspot.com/ and http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/
WHEW!  I really have been working hard, lately!  Maybe I should just take a break...oh, but wait!  I just won "blog candy" from Chelsea's blog candy!! Woooowhooo! A first win for me!! (see the sidebar for her link!) so will be getting a whole new set of goodies to play with....I guess I will just have to keep on working hard!