Monday, November 29, 2010

Teapot Tuesday for Linda

This card is for my dear friend Linda who is battling cancer. She finished chemo 5 weeks ago and 2 days later collapsed at home. She was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and is still in the hospital. She has asked for prayers and a miracle. While the situation seems bleak, we are confident that God is good even when life is not. We are praying that He will provide a miracle and heal her body.

About a month & 1/2 before Linda finished chemo she had a huge loss in her life. Her dear mom, who had stepped in to help out with Linda's family (she has one child & her husband), got ill quite suddenly and died 2 weeks later. It left a big void in Linda's heart.

Gracious Cindy, aka Mothermark, asked if we could make her the "Destination Station" for this week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. Thank you Cindy! This will brighten Linda's spirit! Did you notice the bird is upside down on her teapot? That is a perfect picture of Linda's life this year. It has, indeed, been turned upside down.

For this card, I used 2 Doodle Pantry images and did some cropping, cutting & pasting. The main image is Shaggy Cat. I made the cat smaller than in the samples so it would fit off center in the chair. Then, I cropped a bird from Branch Birds to add to the cat. Linda LOVES cats. I don't know if she likes birds, but who couldn't love THIS bird! She is truly a Purr-fect friend.

Stamps: Doodle Pantry Shaggy Cat and Branch Birds

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar

Paper: DP: Basic Grey Green at Heart (from my dear friend Kathy, who has also battled cancer this year); cardstock: SU Orchid Opulence, Non-SU lavendar, hot pink, white

Other stuff: Brads, Prima flowers, Nestabilities Labels 1 & 4, ribbon from Michaels

I used The Pixie Cottage Sketch Challenge for my layout.

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Nat's House Mouse---You Gotta have Friends

Natalie's House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge card for "You Gotta Have Friends." This is her last challenge card as an 11 year old! She'll be TWELVE next Saturday! It's also for The Pink Elephant Sketch Challenge:

This saying & card fits Natalie. She does have some "wheely good friends." Her two BFF's, J. & A., are frequently at our house and I get to see them interacting. I had 2 close friends at her age so I look at those three & think, "That's Beverly, Denise & me!" What's especially fitting is that these girls have been known to pull each other around in our wagon. You know the little plastic wagon you had when your kids were little? Yeah, that one. There is no shortage of creativity or fun at this house!

Natalie colored this with my Copics again. I think she's got the knack!

Thanks for rolling by today.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Trying out the Sell Button!

Thanks to Katie Renz, I THINK I may know how to sell things now from the blog. I am going to try this out with a bag & see if it works okay.

Here is the item:

And hopefully here is the button:

Okay, let's see if this works!

Adsense and Selling products on my blog

I am currently trying to figure out how to sell items directly from my blog. I clicked on the Monetize button thinking that would do the trick for me. Turns out that sets you up to have ads on your blog page! Not exactly what I wanted. I'll try to fix that, but have to wait til I'm approved, then I guess remove myself from adsense.

If anyone has items for sale on their blogs & can share how to set this up with either paypal or Google checkout, I'd be quite happy to get that info! Thanks!

Have a blessed day!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Craf Fair Part 3!

Heading to Houston today for a craft fair at Splendora Countryside Methodist Church. We have an inside booth this time! Yea!

Hoping this one is a big success. Last week's craft fair netted me $-15 or so! Yep, negative. Paid more for the spot than I got back. So really hoping these next 3 are good. Or I might be pumping gas somewhere to help with the bills! YIKES!!!! That or open a chocolate shop. I like that idea. LOL!

Have a good weekend!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Nat's Beary Happy Card

Natalie's Beary Happy Halloween card is for the following challenges:
House Mouse & Friends: Theme Halloween
PaperPlay Challenge: A Haunting we will go
Simon Says Challenge: Punch 'em
Pixie Cottage Sketch:

Creative Card Crew: Let's Punch It

This bear may not be very scary, but we'll pretend he's fierce! She used punches for the pumpkins & the circles. I loved how she made the smaller ones. We could not find a small circle punch in the house, so she used the SU Slit punch twice to make a circle! Smart kid!

Yes, she's using my copics like a pro now. : )

Thanks for stopping by!