Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Sad News

I don't know how to give this news in an easy way, so I will just say that I have miscarried. It was hard to lose this baby. I was so excited and happy to be pregnant, and this baby was already a part of my heart. I do know that God sees a bigger picture and that He loves both me and my baby, since, for some reason that I don't understand, he decided to bring this child home to be with Him very early, I will choose to trust in Him, knowing that His ways and His timing are always perfect.

I will appreciate your prayers as my family heals.
God Bless

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I have been TAGGED!

I have been officially tagged by my "grandma" angel, Avis Anderson. I just copied all the rules from her blog so here it goes

"This tag is called THE NAME GAME. Below tells you how it works.THE NAME GAME: The name of the game is to list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life, for each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged, you need to write your own blog post containing your middle name and game facts. At the end of your blog post you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged and to read your blog."

My middle name is Jadine...nice and not quite short, let's see if I can do this.

J-justified...my Jesus did this for me, it is now "just as if I'd" never sinned
A-artistic...or at least crafty, and I do think there is a difference
D-dreamer...I have great dreams for what I would like from my life in the future...now to get working on them
I- Intelligent...well, maybe not, since I have to go look to see whether I spelt the word right
N-nice...at least I try real hard to be
E-ever so glad to be done with this, and eager to be on to some stamping...LOL!

I can't believe how hard that was for me....
Consider me a party pooper, but I am not tagging anyone, I don't visit a lot of blogs, and most of the ones I do, with letters from my name, have already been tagged.

Thanks for the fun Avis (to visit her blog, with some really cute cards on it, just click on her name)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

10 23 Sketch Challenge

Here is this weeks sketch challenge

Friday, October 12, 2007

Two Little Cards

I made a couple more cards yesterday, and here are two of them. Again they are at the 3.5x5" size, which I am really enjoying. I have decided to put a bunch of these cards together for my aunt for her as a gift. I am not putting any sentiment on them so that she can decide what event she would like to use them for, (and I know that she has Tag Tidbits and a couple of other sentiment stamps for just this reason)

The stamps I used on these cards are Wild West and African Giraffe.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Giraffe Baby

I made this Giraffe baby card using the sketch I posted on 9-28. I haven't had much time to play with my new stamps, so it was nice that the kids slept in this morning and allowed me to actually finish a card.
The stamp set I used on this card is called Hello Baby and such a fun one to color and design with. I used watercolor pencils and a Dove blender to color with, and also the Gray Tombow marker for shading around the giraffe.
The little tabs that go around the main image are from the center of the smallest of the oval bookplates diecut.
The size of this card is 3.5 x5" I used this size since I found a huge stack of envelopes left over from my wedding thank yous...and yes, my wedding was over 8 years ago. Time to use the stash I think.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Sketch Challenge 10-9-07

Here is this weeks sketch challenge. For more inspiration using this sketch check out this LINK at A Shade of Blue.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Bon Voyage

Here is a quick card I made yesterday. I was stamping with my two boys, so it was hard to really concentrate on what I was making. If I didn't have yesterdays sketch challenge as an outline I don't think I would have gotten anything done at all.

All the stamp sets that I used came from the new box of stamps I just received Monday...my TAC winnings! The stamps sets are Pirates, Fun Tags, and Tag Tidbits. I also used my Cuttlebug embossing folder with my Big Shot for the background

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

October 3 Sketch Challenge

Here is this weeks sketch challenge. If you would like to be inspired by other cards made with this sketch challenge this week, check out the gallery on A Shade of Blue, where I also post these sketch challenges.