John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lily and Friends!

Hello Everyone!

Hope your Christmas was a Blessed one I know mine was!

Ever since I found digital stamps and papers I have been hooked. I am a child of the microwave generation......must have it now! I love to sit in my bathrobe late at night (after a hard days work) and shop! To be able to get my stamps and papers instantly is a dream.

If you are like me you have to make time to create around all the other busy things you must do everyday. I became fascinated with how to create your own digital stamps and did a little research on what I needed then asked Santa ( aka my awesome husband) for a
Wacom digital tablet and a new laptop.

If you follow my blog you know the passion in my life is God,
my family and friends and my little Yorkie Lily!
I could not find a digital stamp that I liked to represent little Lily, I wanted to make a card with her on it for her daddy ( my hubby )
for she is truly Daddy's Little Lily & Friends was born!

I am in the process of creating these stamps now but would love your input. I will be posting a free stamp of Lily in her heart sweater soon.....have to clean her up a bit first but here is a preview. I am also working on a tutorial for coloring her with copics.

Please leave a comment with any suggestions you may have, it is much appreciated!

Here's Lily!

Have a Wonderful and Blessed New Year!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas Little Sis!

Back in November I was asked to be a Featured Guest Designer at Digital Delights and I was so excited and honored. I made this set using the adorable stamp Stocking Toby which is available at their digi store Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Isn't he the cutest!
I couldn't post till now because this was made for my Little Sis Debbie
for Christmas and I didn't want her to see it.
I call her Little Sis because she is 10 years younger than me!

My baby sister and my best friend......I luv you!

The papers I used are by DCWV from their Holiday Stack.
The Circle Sentiment is from Cat's Life Press and the tag sentiment is computer generated. The pretty poinsettias are from Michaels. The scalloped circle die cuts were made with my circut and I colored this adorable stamp with my copics.

And my little figure is made of Fimo. I so love to give these as gifts!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Digi with Attitude .......... Anything Goes
Stamp Something ........... Anything Digital
Digital Tuesday Challenge ........... Sparkling Christmas
Cute Card Thursday ......... Floral Frenzy

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Unto Us a Child is Born....

I just love these LOTV Christmas stamps! I made this set for someone special but don't want to ruin the surprise by telling their name......they will just have to wait til Christmas!

I used digital papers from a company called Nitwits which I love! No waiting just buy, download and print. I have the Epson 1400 which prints 12 x 12 papers and is wonderful for scrapbooking too. My little stamp is colored with copics and the sparkle is Star Dust stickles.

And my little manger set is made of Fimo.

I have entered my card in the following challenges: Favorite Things The Blues Christmas Color Combo Adorn Those Corners

Have a Blessed Week!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him!

I had sooo much fun making this Christmas card! I haven't used my cricut in ages and when I found this adorable little stable at I knew it would be perfect with this adorable stamp from http://www.liliofthevalley.c/ I colored this image with my distress inks, added lots of star dust glitter to the star and angel. ! The accent around the stable is just some fringed yarn I had in my stash and the sentiments are computer generated.

And of course the little figure is made of Fimo.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My First Digital Scrapbook Page!

Just had to share my first digital scrapbook page! Boy was this a challenge. First I had to learn how to use Photoshop Elements which isn't a walk in the park, but after I mastered the layers it all seemed to fall together quite nicely. I did this page while sitting in front of my TV just mess to clean up! The digital papers I used are from Nitwits and these kits are quite addicting
(aren't they Janie)!

The handsome young men on my scrapbook page are my grandsons AJ and Joey.
We were just fooling around in a costume store right before Halloween.......
boy did we have fun!!

Grammy loves you guys!!

Have a Blessed week and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tea Party Birthday!

Made this little set for someone really special! It is an easel card but I can't
show the will spoil the surprise as her birthday is still a little ways away.

I love this little stamp by LOTV.......actually I think I love all their stamps!
I colored it with my copics and the papers are from Nitwits which is an awesome digital paper company. Love that I can download and print my own matching papers and don't have to shop around for them. You can find them at . The darling little teapot came from ebay and I think I bought 20 of them for $2.90 which included shipping!
I love using my retro punches for making my own flowers , the branches are a McGill punch and of course I used my nestablities scalloped and circle dies.

And here is her little Fimo Tea Party doll.
I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting and have a Blessed Day!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Happy Birthday AJ!

My grandson AJ turns 11 this Friday and I just had to make him something using monkeys which he has loved since he was little. I found these adorable monkey stamps at and they were colored with my copics. The sock monkey paper I think came from Michael's but I can't be sure as I have had it for a long time.

The circle sentiment is by Catslife Press.
These little monkeys are soooo cute!

The decorated box came from Michael's and was painted inside and out with acrylic paint.
I made these monkeys from Super Sculpey granite clay.......
they really look like the real sock monkeys!

What a cute family!

And here is my gorgeous Birthday Boy!
Happy Birthday AJ.....Grammy loves you very much!

I have entered into the following challenges: / Songtitle - Hey Hey Were the Monkeys! / Happy Birthday / Sew Special / More than 2 Legs / Make it 3D

Blessings Gloria

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mo's Digital Challenge.....Altered Items!

The challenge this week over at is altered items, so this is a perfect time to start making my Christmas goodies! Don't know just yet who this set will go to but with 4 granddaughters I might need to make 3 more!

This little day planner is for 2011 and 2012 and I found it at Michael's for $1.00.....can't beat that! The papers, ribbon and lace are all from my stash. I used my new Nestabilities Lacey Circles by Spellbinders (love these dies!). The awesome leaves are from Sizzix from their Flowers, Branches, and Leaves set.
The flowers are made with the retro punches and a MS cornflower punch. I found this little box at Michael's also for $1.99. I painted it inside and out with acrylic paint before I decorated it.

And finally here's the little Fimo figure.

I have entered these items in the following challenges: Altered Items Shiney, Sparkly, & Special Ribbons, Buttons, Bling Sparkle & Shine Something from Your Stash Pandora's Box

Friday, October 1, 2010

Bella and Bronte Happy Birthday Card!

These cute little Mo Manning stamps have just stolen my heart!
I just love the Bella and Bronte images, they are so expressive!
You can buy these cuties at, they are digital stamps
which I love because you download them right away!

My little Bella & Bronte figures are made out of Fimo clay.

This is my first attempt at a gate fold card and I really enjoyed making it.
It is colored with copics and I used my new Nestibilitie dies which I adore!

I have entered this card in the following challenge Something to Celebrate

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy 12th Birthday Kimberly!

My beautiful granddaughter Kimberly is turning 12 on Sept 16 and when I saw this adorable stamp Bossy by Mo Manning at I just fell in love.
These stamps are so cute and you get them immediately by download
and you can make them any size you like.
I also came across Maddy Hill's blog this is one talented lady. Her sculptures in fimo clay are beautiful! I decided to give it a try ( as you can see above). I thought my granddaughter would like a keepsake from grandma as I always give her money.......never know what to by them anymore!

I have entered this card in the following challenges: Folds & Flowers
Bossy is colored in copics
skin: E0000 E000 E00 E11 cheeks in chalk
Hair: E31 E35 E39 E53
Dress: BG0000 BG000 BG01 Bg 72
Pinafore: G20 G40 G82
Shoes E31 E35 E39

Doll is made from Fimo clay

My Beautiful Granddaughter Kim!
Love you very much!

Monday, August 2, 2010

For a Special Friend!

One of my very dear friends has been going thru quite a struggle for the last few weeks and I wanted to let her know that she is in my prayers so I created this little card that I hope will put a smile on her face and a little joy in her heart!
I really enjoyed making the flowers on this card....sooo much fun! I found the tutorial on StampArtic under Marianne's flowers. This is a wonderful site for all card makers. The flowers are made using the retro flower punches by paper shapers, the butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch.

I colored this darling little Tilda with distress inks and Twinkling H20's which I learned
from Kathy over at Distressed Stamper
She does the most awesome job coloring with these sparkling paints and her cards are gorgeous!
Thanks so much for visiting and have a Blessed week!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Guest DT Card for Lovely hAnglar Only

I was so excited a few weeks ago to win the sketch challenge over at
the Lovely hAnglar Only Blog and also asked to be a guest designer for challenges 5 & 6.
This is such an honor and a blessing! Thank You So Much!!

Challenge #5 is LACE.
You may use any type of lace you choose.....fabric lace, border punch lace,
cutting die lace, use your imagination ladies, this one can be sooo much fun!

I decided to make a freindship card which is my favorite to make.......I like to bless my
friends for no special reason .....just because!

I have colored  this darling little girl with distress inks.  The papers are Bazzill and Melissa Gilbert and I have distressed the edges and used lots of star dust stickles on them.  I love to hide little messages in my cards and this new doohickey tag from Magnolia Stamps was just perfect. The flowers are from
Wild Orchid Crafts and Michaels. The circle sentiment is from Designer Digitals.

Thank you for visiting and have a very blessed week!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Beauty of Friendship Card

I love this new digital stamp from Elisabeth Bell named Little Rapunzel.
I am entering her in the new challenge over at Belles n Whistles which is Glitter and Pearls.
I colored her with my copics, the papers are from Close to my Heart, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The little Beauty of Friendship poem on my tag was written by Helen Steiner Rice and just perfect for a truely good friend!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderfully Blessed Day!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

hAnglar New Baby Card

I love these darling little hAnglar baby stamps, just perfect for new born  cards. 
I have entered this card in the third lovely hAnglar only challenge.
Image is colored with copics, papers are Bazille, flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts,
and the ribbon and pearls are from Michaels.

Hope your 4th of July was as beautiful as ours!
I thank God daily for the freedom He has given us here in this country....
God Bless America and God Bless our Troops!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

If sisters were flowers.....

Couldn't wait to put these two adorable little stamps together.....
they remind me of my granddaughters!
Both stamps are from Magnolia's Shabby Chic collection, I masked and stamped the spring fence to make it longer and all three stamps can be purchased at Magnolia Stamps US.
The papers are by  Melissa Frances and Bazzill, the images are colored with copics, and the flowers were purchased at Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks for dropping by and have a very Blessed week!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My First hAnglar Card

Bought my first set of Hanglar stamps and could not wait to make my first card with them! 
I used the sketch from  Friday's Sketchers challenge and also entered my card in the new
Lovely Hanglar Only Blog  challenge which features Shabby Chic cards.

Thanks for looking and have a very Blessed Week!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I'm the Princess!

My youngest granddaughter Madison turns nine this year and
she really is My Little Princess!
Made this card for her way early but since I had a little time this weekend I didn't want to waste it!

Tilda is colored with distress inks, the flowers are from Wildorchid crafts
and the papers are from Michaels.  The butterflies are Martha Steward punches and the sentiment is computer generated.

Maddie & Me
Have a Very Blessed Memorial Weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy Bithday Alexa!

My lovely granddaughter Alexa turns 17 soon and I want to wish her
a wonderful birthday and let her know how proud I am of her!

Tilda was colored with distress inks, the scalloped oval was cut from my cricut,
butterflies are a Martha Steward punch & the papers and flowers were from my stash.
I used lots of diamond stickles on the flowers & letters but they don't show up very well on the picture.

Happy Birthday Alexa!
I Love You!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thank You Card!

Our daughter was up this week and planted beautiful flowers in our yard. It took her part of 2 days to plant all the flowers and they are beautiful!  Our yard is the prettiest in the neighborhood and I am so thankful for all her hard work!
Tilda is colored with distress inks, the dies are spellbinders and the flowers came from Michaels.  The sentiments are computer generated.

Thank You Karen!