Friday, July 18, 2014

Christmas in July and A Bittersweet Goodbye

Happy Friday! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far! Today is a Jellypark day and we are having some fun with a Christmas in July theme! It is always nice to get started on your Christmas cards early, especially if you have several to make!

I used the angel girl nativity stamp on my card. She's super cute, don't you think? I really like the colours on this - they just seem to pop!

Now we do have some sad news today to accompany this challenge. This will be the last challenge at Jellypark. We've been going for several years now, but it is time for a change. The shop will remain open for the time being, but the challenges will be ending and the design team going separate ways. I know we will all keep up with each other in blog land, though! Thanks for the fun times!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happy Birthday

It's always great to have some Birthday cards on hand! Actually, I am getting rid of a lot of the ones I have right now because I am going to send them off to the children who are affiliated with Stella's Voice. This is a home for poverty-ridden girls in Moldova after they are aged out of the state-run orphanages at the age of 16. Were it not for Stella's Voice, many of these girls would end up in the sex trafficking trade in order to recieve shelter and food that they would need to survive. The ministry alos has the only Christian orphanage in the country, as well as a separate home for boys.

I first learned of this from my good friend Karen, who creates beautiful jewlery. She has a special line of jewlery called the Grateful Heart Collection, where 100% of the proceeds go to Stella's Voice. Karen recently told me that she learned the children there usually do not have good memories of their birthdays. She decided to make cards to send to them for their birthday and I decided to make some as well.

The first card I am sending along is this one, made with the ever so cute Cupcake Ants from Doodle Pantry. They just make me smile and I know they will make some other little boy or girl smile on their birthday! If you would like to participate in sending birthday cards to Moldova, please leave a comment with your e-mail so I can get in touch with you!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 20, 2014

By the Seaside

Happy Friday! Hope you have lots of exciting plans for this coming weekend. I love the weekend in the summer time - and summer is here! Today is the last day of school for my kids and we are all SO excited that summer has arrived. We have lots of plans - bring it on!

Today is a new challenge over at the Jellypark Friends challenge blog. Our theme this week is by the seaside. There are tons of stamps in the Jellypark store that would be appropriate for this, but I chose these two.

This image is called Rock Pool Boy and it is near and dear to my heart because I tell my boys these stories with two little boys as the characters. So much fun - so anything with crabs on it we love. When Claire drew up this image I was so over the moon excited. I use it quite often. It's adorable. 

I love, love, love this adorable Mermaid stamp. It's so incredibly cute. I just had to colour it up and use it on a card. The tail had to be sparkly. It just HAD to be so I broke out the Stickles which I haven't used for a long time. I love this one, it's so fun!

This has really put me in the mood to take the kids to the beach. If the weather is good, maybe tomorrow will be the day. If not, we have lots of time to plan it now that summer is here! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Happy summer vacation!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thank You School

Happy Wednesday! Here is another fun teacher card that I made using the School Birdie set from Doodle Pantry. I plan to give this one to my youngest son's teacher. I thought the birdie was soooo cute!

This was so easy to put together and nice and cheery, which was what I was going for. Only two days left in the school year! Woo hoo!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Saying Thanks

Happy Wednesday! Here's another fun one to share using School Sheep. I also used papers from Balloon Ants for this one. The colours go so well together, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping my blog! Just a week and two days til school is over for the summer!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sweet Day

I am so glad that the school year is almost over. The weather is warming up, the sun feels beautiful on the skin. It's getting to be the time of the year when all you want to do is stay outside and play in the pool and have frozen treats.  It's one of the best times of the year! And after that eternal winter we just had, I think it's about time. Bring it on!

I love this set from Doodle Pantry called Popsicle Ants. It's so much fun to see what these ants are up to. I am sure that this is going on in my backyard right now. My kids sure do make the ants happy! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A+ Teacher

It's that time of the year to be thinking of teacher gifts. I always make my own cards, and this year they are all Doodle Pantry cards. So this month, you will see a lot of fun teacher cards on  my blog! 

Here's the first. I made this with the Apple Snack set and with a sentiment from School Sheep. I thought this one was kind of fun to put together. I was just feeling inspired and grabbed a bunch of stuff and it worked! (I think that is supposed to be Christmas paper!)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!