Friday, March 30, 2012

Your Not Just Any Bunny!!!

Here is my Easter Baby By Digi Darla!!!. The Baby Bunny was colored with Prisma colored pencils,
and the blended with Sansador.  The paper is from my Easter stash!! Not sure where I got the Sentiment from but loved it and thought it went well with Baby Bunny... The flower was cut out with 3 different punches and put together, inked the ends of the petals, and sprayed with glimmer mist... To give it some sheen and glitter, Added some cute ribbon with dots in it from DCWV Spring called (FUN)!!! Then added some bling to it.This is going to be one of my cards for the Butterfly Kisses to cheer up a little boy or girl!!! Who is having a tough time with their health... I am hoping that with this card and the posts about these children and families in need that everyone that follows my blog with make some cards for the Children and their families.
Make sure you also go to FlutterByWednesdays to find out where to send your cards and what the rules are for the cards...
Have a blessed day and keep the comments and followers coming!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Butterfly Kisses!!! Please Check This Out!!!!!

Check this out it is for a Very Good Cause!!!!It is amazing to see the wonderful things that kids and teenagers are doing now!  Two wonderful teenagers from Charlotte, NC have started this fantastic non-profit called Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets.  

Butterfly Kisses is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of bringing care baskets to children who are battling for their lives against childhood cancer or other serious illnesses.  We realize that when a child is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it not only affects the child but the parents, siblings, and the rest of their family. For this reason, we strive to bring a “butterfly kiss” not only to the child who is ill, but to the siblings as well. Our hope is that we will provide a smile among the shattered world of life-threatening illness, and that we will rally a community to make a difference through the smallest acts of kindness.

What does Butterfly Kisses do for these children? Butterfly Kisses uses a personalized, and intimate approach towards the children in creating beautiful photo collages of the children. Using photos of the child throughout their life and of course, their family, Butterfly Kisses creates a cherished memory for the family. In many instances, these families are fighting for time against the disease. In addition, we send each child and their siblings a personalized, small care box filled with small goodies for them to enjoy, along with a card made by volunteers! And for local children, we provide special care baskets with toys, gifts, and opportunities for memory-making family experiences.

If you would like to make a card for one of the children receiving a Butterfly Kisses care basket, there are some simple rules to follow:
      -- Don’t apologize for their illness, offer words that are encouraging and hopeful (ie:  “Dear brave friend” or simply “Dear Friend”) 
      -- Make the cards cheery and happy…remember who they are going to!
   -- Anyone can make cards from toddlers to adults.

If you would like to donate a card or cards, please mail them to the following address:
Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets
PO Box 49111
Charlotte, NC  28277

Thank You! 

Our challenge this week is to create a Get Well/Thinking of You/Keep Fighting card using your butterfly, fairy or angel and please consider sending it in to Butterfly Kisses. 

Be sure to visit the Flutter By Team for lots of inspiration~

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bursting With Buttons ( Cute as a Button)!!

Good Morning! How about some more exciting News! Make sure you read all the way down to find out the NEWS!!  I decided to use the Bearing Gifts Bear from Digi-Darla's, The paper is from Recollections
called Monkeying Around (BUTTON UP)..... I though it was very appropriate for this challenge, since our Theme is "Buttons" My little bear is Bearing Buttons. I made the phrase " Cute as a Button "! The flower is from my Stash!!!  The image (Bearing Gift's) is a Brand New Release from Digi Darla's,  And you will have to Join the challenge and leave comments. Use a Digi Darla's Image and  I will be giving the Image (Bearing Gifts) away to some lucky person who (That does all Three)!
1. Be a Follower of my blog
2. Submits a creation using a Digi Darla's image to the" Bursting With Buttons Challenge"
3. Leave a comment on the " Bursting With Buttons" Post at Digi Darla's Challenge Blog!
4. Leave a comment here on my Blog letting me know you did all (three).
The Challenge will close on Saturday, April 7th @ 9pm EST, So you have TWO weeks!!
So come on out and join us at DigiDarla's!!!

1 Winner will be drawn by on April 7th
Entering my card in Especially Made 4 you

Have a Blessed Day


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Happy Easter "cdacpc14, SP"

Mr.Bunny by Spectacular Printable is so adorable, he is wishing everyone a Happy Easter and has his little basket behind him.The image was colored with prisma colored pencils...Then inked on the side.. The paper is from my scrap stash!! Used some flowers and added some pastel colored buttons and some Diamond stickles to give it some glittery look...
                                                                               Entering Mr. Bunny in
                                                                               " CDACPC14,SP"
                       Have a Great Day!!!

A Note of Thanks! "cdacpc14, ike"

This Beautiful Basket of flowers is sending a Note of Thanks! The beautiful image is from The paper is from "My Mind's Eye" called Confetti Party "Love" Stripes/Green. I colored the basket of flowers with my prisma colored pencils, Inked the sides of the basket with blue ink to bring out the blue in the bouquet, Layered the paper so the card would stand out and added some bling from my stash!!!The flower made by hand with three different punches, That MY BEST FRIEND(DAWN) got and we worked on the flower last night while we were crafting!!!! They are beautiful when done, but a lot of work goes into them... I added some Distress stickles around the edges to give it a glittery look... 
Entering card in the following Challenges
2Sister's ChallengeBlog

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blog Hop Candy Winner

Thanks for joining us in the Blog Hop!!! It was a Great turn out and below
is the winner of my blog candy! Please email me ASAP and I
will email you your Candy!

At RANDOM.ORG I put in 1-26 (that's how many comments I had..WOW!)
and chose

number 23

That would be



Email me and I will get the digi right out to you!!

God Bless!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Just Because for Emily(Bring Out A Smile)

Here is my Card for Little Emily, a little something to cheer her up..The awesome Digi is from Dustin Pike- Daisy & Buttercup they are so cute...  Dustin Pike  has a Challenge going called
Get an Image...Give a Card... and Bring Out a Smile...for 6yr old Emily she has been thru alot and if anyone wants to send her a card or read her story they can go to Dustin Pike's Page and he has a link to her story of what this amazing little girl has been thru and is still dealing with...Not sure where i got the Sentiment from... The paper is from Fancy Papers called Crush, the image was colored with Prisma colored pencils, the flowers and Rhinestone and Ribbon are from my stash.. I hope this will cheer Emily up and put a smile on her beautiful face.. Entering this card in
Have a Blessed Day and don't forget to check out Dustin Pike's Blog for this cute little image and Emily's story..

Everyone Need A Friend Who Is All Ears

This is my image for the "cdacpc14, sdd"- Girl Bunny... I thought she was adorable..
She is from StampingDragonDesigns, She was colored with Prisma colored pencils,and blended with Sansador. The flowers and Buttons are from my stash, not sure where I got the sentiment from just thought it went good with Bunny image... The scallops at the bottom are from my stash i sprayed them with some "DITTO" Glimmer Spray! The Dots are from Queen and Company, Recollections and Jolee's All That Bling. The paper i used it from MY Minds Eye"Feeling Groovy" I am enterning her in
Have a Blessed Day!!

"Thinking Of You" Think Spring and Tiffany Doodles Image

Here is my card for Tiffany Doodles Morning Glory And Monarch Butterfly    for our mid challenge at DigiDarla's Challenge Blog. I colored the image with Prisma colored pencils and blended them. I fussy cut the Monarch Butterfly and used pop dots to make it stick up,The paper is from Colorbok Fancy Fleur. The flowers, butterflies, the pink dots are from recollections. I used a stamp from "Hampton Art " Thinking Of You" and Embossed it with American Crafts ZING embossing powder called "Rouge" Added a bow from my stash that I made with my mini Bowdrabra... I love that little invention. So here is my creation can't wait to hear what everyone has to say!!!
Everyone have a Blessed Day!!!

"My Beautiful Card"(Best Buds)

This is a card that Craftin-Dawn did and what I didn't know was that it was for me...
It is really beautiful, the pictures don't do it JUSTICE!!!! When she gave it to me and I started reading what she had put on the back of the card, It brought Tears to my Eye's.. She actually told me I was like a sister that she never had! We have been thru alot together and we will go thru alot more.. We will always be there for each other.. I Just wanted to Share this and Thank Dawn for this beautiful card and how much it meant to me!!! I

Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring Fling DT Team-Up BLOG HOP!!!

Welcome to the highly anticipated Spring Fling DT Team-Up Blog Hop!!!

The 2 super talented design teams of Made Especially 4 You and Digi Darla have teamed up to display some amazing Spring themed projects for you today.

There are also some outstanding sponsors who have graciously offered up some grand prizes. 


A $20 gift certificate to Digi Darla's Digital Stamp Store.

A set of Whimsical Designs' stamps..."Everyday Sentiments".

3 Girl Jam
A 2-pack bundle of 3GJ crinkle ribbon.

create your own banner at!
A 5 piece set of handmade corsage pins.

A $25 gift certificate to her store Paper Piecings by Nikki.
Now that your mouth is watering for one of these stellar prizes....take a look at my project.

 Now on  to my project, I decided to do Digi Darla"s Country Mailbox
The image was colored with prisma colored pencils, and blended with Sansdor
I cut out a circle with my circle cutter and the paper is call confetti by My Minds Eye.
Stamped with a stamp i have that i thought would be appropriated for the mailbox.
Then took some Just the EDGE cardstock strips and sprayed it with my
glimmer mist called yellow Daisy. To give it a different look flowers and
 dragons are from my stash and the peach looking ribbon is also from
my stash and glued button to it so this is my card, don't forget to read all the
 way to the bottom and then hop on over to Tabitha's blog .

Digi Darla has not only sponsored the awesome gift certificate...but she has allowed each stop to offer the image used as blog candy. That means from me you could win Country Mailbox, OMG! Isn't she great!

So here is how you win my blog candy...

1. Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.
2. Check back on March 20th to see whom Mr. Random Number Generator chooses as a winner.
Now it's time to get hopping!!!

Don't forget to check Made Especially 4 You or Digi Darla on March 20th to see who Mr. Random Number Generator Chooses for the Grand-Prize Winners.

Before you go....

The challenge schedule each month:

1st Week: Create a card for the theme of the month using a certain item/product

2nd Week: Create a card inspired by the provided sketch

3rd Week: Create a card using three of a certain item

4th Week: Create a card using the specified technique
  • Monday is always time for a new and exciting challenge.
  • Craft 'n Chat Thursdays will have a handy new tip for you.
  • Do You Speak Cricut Saturdays will have a new Cricut cart review in case you wanna try it before you buy it.
  • Lucky Link-up is a monthly Cricut cartridge giveaway for those who link-up with us in the current challenge. And there will be extra entries for friends that you recommend when they link-up.

  • Monday every other week starts a new 2-week challenge.
  • There is always a freebie to grab and use..since you gotta use a DD image to play.
  • There is always an awesome image to earn by linking-up. So you could get 2 digis just by playing ;0)
Thanks for Hopping along with us and be sure to come back
over here to my blog on March 20th to see who
won this FAB image that I used on my card today!
1 lucky winner will be chosen by

April Showers!!

Here is my April Showers, I decided to use the cute " Timmy Turtle" from DigiDarla's, The paper is from Green At Heart. I colored the image with Prisma Colored Pencils and then used waterfall stickles on the the raindrops and the puddles of water... The flowers are from my stash and the also the flower gems and dragonfly, I used the sticky letters from green at heart and put a dot of spiced Marmalade Distress Stickles from Ranger on the flowers that are on the DP to give them a little dimension.. The Ribbon is from my stash!! Gotta love those stashes!!!
To enter The "April Showers"Challenge
Use either a DigiDarla Image or aTiffany Doodles Image
Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!!!

Be sure to check out the BLOG HOP Spring Fling we are going to be
having March 16th over at Digi Darla's Challenge Blog
It's going to be so much fun and a lot of new inspiration and a chance to win the image
 I use for my card in that post (Blog Candy)!
Thanks for the Awesome comments!!! I enjoy reading everyone of them...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Adds New Beauty!!!

This is my Spring Adds New Beauty , The image is from DigiDarla's-Caring Duck
The paper is from Colorbok-All a Flutter, The image was colored with Prisma Colored Pencils and blended with Sansodor.  I used 2 different prima flowers and bling  from Jolee's All That Bling!!!
It makes you think of spring with the butterfly's and the colorful flowers!!! So with this card
Think Spring and have a Blessed Day

I have  been really busy working on cards, but My future Daughter In Law had all 4 wisdom teeth cut out last Friday and it has been a nightmare!!!! She is allergic to the Pain med they gave her and some of the stitches came out Friday night when she woke up, She has been in some severe pain and sick vomiting because of the med they gave her... So i have been running back and forth trying to take care of her...  And then on top of it my son has been sick, They only live about 15 minutes from me!!! Haven't had a lot of time to get my cards posted!!! Hopefully things will slow down some now that they have her on other stuff.. I have felt really bad for her because there was not a whole lot i could do other than be there with her and comfort her!!!

"CDACPC13, GB" You are so Kind!!

Another card for the CDACPC #13 Challenge
This is a image from GlitterBabe!! It was colored with prisma colored pencils and I had fussy cut out
Three flowers and used pot dots to give them dimension , The paper i used was Deena's Penny Lane Free Bird "My Friend" Leaves of Love Paper and then used AC Specialty Paper "Pearl" The Butterfly stamp is and the "You Are So Kind" stamps are from Hampton Art Ellen Krans called Thank You Theme
The Rhinestones are from my stash of Studio G and Recollection Glittler dots. 
Entering this in the 

Make sure you come over and check out the
BLOG HOP SPRING FLING we are going to have on MARCH 16TH over at
Have a Blessed Day!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Kiss me I'm Irish!!!

This is a new card design that decided to try, Dawn and me both worked on the pattern together this is a cool card to work with, I decided to work with this cute image from called " Kiss Me I'm Irish... I used a stamp from Studio G Saying Lucky To Be Irish and Happy St. Patrick's  Day!!!
The buttons are from my stash, I used prima flowers with a little pearl in the middle. The paper is from Minds Eye. I used different colored green Rhinestones... Going to enter this in  a couple of  challenges, Keep the comments coming Love reading them!!!

A Challenge Update At Digi Darla's!!!

 I wanted to send out a reminder that we have a great challenge at Digi Darla's and it ends this Saturday at 9pm EST. We're "THINKING SPRING" and being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish!! Winner will receive 5 images from Robyn's Fetish and guess what!! Digi Darla just announced that those who join our March challenges will have a chance to win 5 free Digi Darla images as well!!! So come on out and join the fun and get creative! You can find all you need to know right HERE!!!! For this week only, you can enter using EITHER a Digi Darla image OR Robyn's Fetish!!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring Fling DT Team-Up Hop Promotion

Spring Fling DT Team-Up Hop Promotion


The super talented design teams of Made Especially 4You and DigiDarla are teaming up to bring you a hop to be remembered!

March 16th we will showcase the Spring Fling DT Team-up. There will be prizes from several different sponsors and blog candy galore!

We need you to help us spread the word. We don’t expect that your hard work should go without reward. So, here’s what is up for grabs…

2 Lucky promoters will win a $10 gift certificate to Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps. They have an awesome selection of digital stamps, rubber stamps, designer papers and twine.


There will be 1 winner from each challenge blog represented. Made Especially 4You will have 1 winner and DigiDarla will have 1 winner. You may enter at both blogs if you like.

Promotion will run from March 1 to March 14. A winner will be announced on hop day, March 16th on each of the challenge blogs listed above.

What counts as a promotion entry?


1.) Post promotion in your sidebar with link back to either Made Especially 4 You or Digi Darla Challenge Blog, and comment on the appropriate blog that you have placed it in your sidebar. +1 entry

2.) Do a blog posting promoting the hop, and comment on either Made Especially 4 You or Digi Darla’s specified post that you have blogged about this promotion. +1 entry

3. ) Share on FB, and comment on either Made Especially 4 You or Digi Darla’s specified post that you have shared about this promotion FB. +1 entry

Now go start promoting……….Please and Thank You ;0) If you have any questions, please drop an email to Beckie Woodall at beckie_woodall at yahoo dot com.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lucky Charm!!!

This is my "Lucky Charm"!!!! I wish i could remember where i got the digi and  the sentiment
from!! I guess when i get them i need to put who they from with them so when time to make a card I will know who they from, But thought this little guy was so cute!!!The Glittery Paper came from ColorBok " All A Flutter". I used a Prima Flower and put a cut little brad with an awesome pink stone in the middle..The image was colored with Prisma colored pencils,and blended with Sansodor, The paper behind the leprechaun came from A T  D Great Outdoors, The Sentiment has been inked on the sides.... Then took my 4leaf clover ribbon and put it in middle, made sentiment stand out with popup dots.. Going to enter this card in 
and the recipe for this card is 1image, 2 patterned Paper, 3 embellishments!!!! 
Keep the comments coming! Love Reading Them