Sunday, May 27, 2012

Once In Lifetime…

A true friend is someone you can be yourself around, and never have to fake it. This person knows everything about you and still loves you just the same!  They are someone you can laugh with, cry with, and treasure the moments with.  I call this a once in a lifetime friendship.

I wrote this poem in honour of my once in a lifetime friend.  You know who you are! 

Once in a lifetime someone touches your life
Attaching themselves to your heart without intending to
Believing in you with an unshakeable confidence
Offering you strength and hope when you have none
Encouraging you to reach deep into your soul to unveil a fresh perspective,
   allowing you to see yourself in new ways
Standing steadfastly by your side in times of suffering & uncertainty
Building you up and empowering you to be a positive influence
   to those you come in contact with
Challenging you to continually strive toward the goals set before you
When this someone comes into your life, hold onto them and be thankful
that you have been blessed with the gift of a once in a lifetime friend.

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I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious Challenge: Inspirational Photo

Crafts and Me Challenges: Fabulous Flowers

Creative Inspirations: Challenge #165-Anything Goes

I Brake For Stamps: Florals Challenge

Through The Craftroom Door: Challenge #26-Photo Inspiration

CMC Challenge Group: Challenge #44

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Friday Freebie…

Here we go again!  Is it just me or do Friday’s seem to come around super fast?  As always, click on the image to download the freebie.  Enjoy!

ACTUAL SIZE: 3169 x 862 pixels in PNG format (can be resized)Love and Be Loved_preview_bkg
Alternate  Download Link: http://i.minus.com/isAEwwfAWolYw.png
Don't forget to come back next week for another Friday Freebie!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Garage Sale Goodies…

I went to a scrapbook store garage sale last weekend. What a blast!  I spent just under $50 and came out with a ton of really great things including this Magnolia Tilda stamp.  My niece is celebrating her birthday this weekend so I took the opportunity to use my new stamp and make a card for her.

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I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday: MIM#90-Anything Goes

Hooked on Craft: Challenge 20-Flowers

Papertake Weekly Challenge: True Colors

Bearly Mine: Challenge #36-Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew: Challenge 11-Dimension

7 Kids College Fund: Challenge #48-Layers

CMC Copic Challenge Group: Challenge #43-Anything Goes 

This is my first time entering challenges so wish me luck!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Friday Freebie…

I'm posting this just a little early because I'm tired and want to go to bed, lol. I hope you enjoy this week’s freebie.  Click on the image to download.

ACTUAL SIZE: 980 x 467 pixels in PNG format (can be resized)
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Don't forget to come back next week for another Friday Freebie!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Speaking of Mother’s Day…

I just wanted to share with you the card I made for my Mom.  I love you, Mom.  Thanks for the wisdom and love you have shared with me over the years. You are an inspiration to me and I’m so blessed to have you as a mom. xoxoxo

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Thanks, girls…

We celebrated Mother’s Day this past weekend and guess what I got from my girls… COPICS!!  I’m now the proud owner of 9 new colors and I’m so thrilled.  And look, didn’t they do a great job on my card.  I’m so blessed to have my two beautiful daughters.  Thanks, girls xoxoxo

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Friday, May 11, 2012

The Friday Freebie…

I can’t believe another week has come and gone and it’s time for the Friday Freebie.  I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend; how about you?

Just click the image below to get your freebie and enjoy!

ACTUAL SIZE: 2618 x 693 pixels in PNG format (can be resized)
Nothing but Heaven_preview Alternate  Download Link:  http://i.minus.com/ibx88dvhYR6bQt.png
Don't forget to come back next week for another Friday Freebie!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Masculine Birthday

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I always find it harder to come up with masculine ideas for cards, don’t you?  I created this one for my nephew.  The word “birthday” was done freehand using some fancy lettering techniques I’ve been trying out and I coloured it in with my BIC Mark-It’s.  I curled the banner to give it a wavy, 3-d’ish look.  I embossed the word “wish” in white.  It’s one of my more basic cards but I think it turned out OK.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday Freebie time! Mother's Day is just around the corner and to celebrate I have decided to release TWO freebies today. Just click on the following links to download each file:

Freebie #1 or Alternate Link #1
Freebie #2 or Alternate Link #2 

Files saved in PNG format and can be resizedMothers hold their children_Mothers love_preview

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Would love your help!

My blog has been listed on the featured craft bloggers list @ Above Rubies Studios. I would really appreciate your vote so if you are willing to help me out, please go to http://www.aboverubiesstudio.com/go/featured-craft-blogger/ and scroll down about 22 blogs to find me (piece-ofheart.blogspot.ca) and give me a vote.

Thanks!