Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day 2013

You can find all the details here.

I am really excited to be participating in the year's World Card Making Day with so many talented designers!! I am enjoying stopping by all the blogs and being incredibly inspired. 

The image I used is from one of my favorite lines at The Stamping Boutique - My Little Audrey. This particular image is Audrey in the Rain. The sentiment is from Verve Stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Friday, October 4, 2013


Design Team Call

 We are looking for fun and enthusiastic team members who enjoy working with others. We are creating two teams one for our TSB Challenge Blog and another to enter various Challenge Blogs .

Basic Requirements for both teams

  • Have an active blog 
  • No experience required
  • Ability to work with digi stamps 
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Participate in occasional blog hops and on line parties 

TSB Challenge Blog Team Expectations

  • 3 projects per month
  • One project for each challenge (which are held on the 1st and 15th of each month) 
  • One project for social media outlets – Facebook, Pinterest, etc… 
  • Commenting on entries to the TSB Challenge Blog
  • Helping choose the Challenge Winners and Top 3 on the TSB Challenge Blog

Other Challenge Blogs Team Expectations

  • 3 projects per month 
  • One for 2 different challenges of your choosing • one for social media outlets – Facebook, Pinterest, etc…. 
  • Commenting on TSB Challenge Blog entries
  • Helping choose the Challenge Winners and Top 3 on the TSB Challenge Blog

As a member of the team, you will receive 

  • 4 free TSB digi images of your choice per month
  • Further build your presence in blog land 
  • Badge for your blog 
  • Working with a supportive and fun team 

TO APPLY: Please send an email to Melissa Czapor – with DT Call in the Subject

  • If you would prefer one team over the other please be sure to state which team you would like to be on.


  • pictures of your favorite 2 projects  
  • a link to your blog
  • a little bit about yourself 
  • a short explanation of why you'd like to join the team

The call will be open until Friday October 18, 2013

We look forward to your entries!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Hoping you can join the TSB PARTY!!!!


So excited to get this reopening party going. Here's the information --

    WHERE - TSB Facebook Page

    WHEN  tonight 8-10 PM EST

     WHAT - challenges, chats, games, prizes and
                     LOTS OF FUN!!!!

Hope you can be there!!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A New Journey Begins

Sorry for the double posts in one day. I started this last week and never to back to it. 

Just a quick update on my life! I took a year leave of absence from teaching to give my time and full focus on my family. God has been calling me to do this for about 8 years and I am finally being obedient!! I cannot begin to tell you the many blessings I have already experienced!!! 

Now that I have more time (during the time my girls are at school), I have decided to start a new faithbook. In the past my faithbook was all about recording different aspects of my faith. This time my focus is growing and strengthening my relationship with The Lord. I am really excited about this journey. I will be sharing my journey here as well!! 

I have decided to use the SN@P 6x8 album. I like the flexibility in LO types I can create!! Here is my first LO about why I am doing this faithbook!

This week I am working on creating a title page for my new book. I hope you'll stop by and check it out!!

I also want to remind you that The Stamping Boutique is have a reopening party THIS SATURDAY!!

Join us our reopening party on the new
WHERE - TSB Social Network
WHEN - Saturday Sept 21st 8-10 pm EST
WHAT - Challenges, games, chatting and of course PRIZES!!!
The prizes include TSB digi images and Unity stamps designed by Tracey!!!
Hope you'll join us in the celebration!!

Have a blessed day all!! Blessings and Hugs!!'

"Prayers for a Woman's Soul" Bible Study Week 2 Reflection

I started an on line Bible study of the book Prayers for a Woman's Soul led by the author, Julie Giles.

This week the focus is attitude!! I know this is definitely a struggle for me. There were multiple areas of attitude that she spoke of that I find in my own attitude. Today I am focusing on how often I get caught up in comparing myself to others. It usually leads to one of 2 things - feeling like a failure or criticizing the other person so I can feel superior. Neither of these reactions reflect the attitude of humility God calls me to have.

Their is a wonderful list of verses at the end of the chapter. Today, I felt the need to reflect on

Philippians 2:5 - "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. 

I liked the Life Application Bible notes on this verse. They reminded me of several aspects of Christ's attitude 
    - "Jesus was humble"
    - "Like Christ we should have a servant's attitude, serving others out of love for God and others..."
    - "Remember, you can choose your attitude."

That last note hit hard. There are so many times I let circumstances or other people's attitudes determine. I have become a very reactive person. This week I want to really focus on choosing my attitude and having it be a reflection of Christ's humility. I know with the guidance of the Holy Spirit this change will be made!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you week is off to a good start!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

There's a PARTY in the air!!!!

Yep you read that right. In honor of the reopening of The Stamping Boutique and the opening our new TSB Social Network we are going to party!!

WHERE - The TSB Social Network

WHEN - Saturday September 21st
                8-10pm EST

WHAT - lots of chatting, challenges, games and of course PRIZES

WHY- because we like to celebrate

All you have to do to attend is to join The Stamping Boutique Social Network!!!

And I know everyone wants to know what the prizes will be. Let me tell you they are AWESOME!!! Prizes will include not only digi images from The Stamping Boutique but also Unity Stamps designed by Tracey!!! 

Put it on your calendar and plan for an evening of fun!!!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Stamping Boutique's latest challenge!!!

Hello all!! I wanted to let everyone know that now that The Stamping Boutique has reopened, we are restarting our challenges as well. This is definitely an exciting time!!! 

We are starting with CHALLENGE #64 - the theme is Christmas.  I know I need to get moving on my Christmas cards and I am guessing so do others. I am hoping this challenge gets me motivated!! You will find complete details on the TSB Challenge Blog but here's a quick overview!

The requirements are pretty basic - 
   1. Your project must follow the theme.
   2. You can enter a card, scrapbook layout, altered item, etc...
   3. It must be a new creation
   4. Please connect to the actual blog post where your project is located.
   5. You may use any image to win but a TSB image is required to be a Top 3 winner.

Here is one of the cards I made for using the TSB images Santa and Audrey.

I am hoping you will head over there and join the challenge as well as checking out the beautiful work done by our Design Team!! 

Also be sure to come join us at the TSB Facebook page for some chatting and sharing of projects!! We would love to see your creations!!

Thanks for coming by!! Have a fantastic week!!

Blessings and Hugs,

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I am back....

I am back and planning on staying around for a while this time.  I am finding myself with a bit more time now. I took a leave of absence from teaching to focus on my own girls and being a stay at home mom. The girls have only been back a few days but so far I love it.  Our lives have so much less stress!!!

Now on to even more exciting news!!! I am not the only one back ----- I am so excited to tell everyone that Tracey has reopened The Stamping Boutique!!! I am super excited!! I wanted to let you know that 
there is a reopening sale going on right now!! 

So head on over to The Stamping Boutique and check it out!!!

Thanks for coming by!! 

Blessings and Hugs,

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Project Life Week 5

I was able to finish 2 Project Life layouts this past weekend so here is my second one. I used the Faithfully Yours Love line for this one. I do plan on changing out the Castaway Bay title for a picture of the whole group of ladies. Somehow I missed getting a shot so I'm hoping someone will send me one. 

I'm not sure if you can see the verse on the right side. It is beautiful and such a wonderful reminder as to how I must act with my family and friends!

1John 3:18 Let us not love with words and tongue but with actions and in truth. 

Thanks so much for coming by again today!! I hope all is well!

Blessings and Hugs,

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Project Life Week 4

I am trying to do Project Life this year and am already behind but that's OK. I'll just keep plugging away and do what I can when I can. I am journaling every day and printing pictures every week or so. I am thinking I'll share my layouts when time allows. 

Here is my Layout for Week 4 - 

I used the Praise Today line from Faithfully Yours. The vellum quote is from Creative Memories. 

Also don't forget to join the Faithfully Yours Topical Tuesday Challenge. The current theme is worship! 

Thanks for stopping by!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Faithfully Yours Topical Tuesday - Worship

It's time for another Topical Tuesday on the Faithfully Yours blog. This week's topic is Worship. I used the Glorious Morning Cutouts and papers from the same line

I really enjoyed creating this Layout and studying this topic. It made me think about how I worship, where I worship and what scripture tells me about worship. It provided a wonderful time of reflection.

I found that my vision of worship has changed over time from being something I do on Sundays at church to something I must do every day, all day. There were multiple verses which touched me as I read through my Bible but this verse really touched me. 

Psalm 95:6 Come let us bow down in worship let us kneel before the Lord our maker. 

This challenge ends on Monday April 15th at 11:59 PM and one winner will be randomly chosen to receive a free gift from the Faithfully Yours store. 

Challenge Rules -
1. Our challenges are posted every other Tuesday and close at 11:59pm EST the night before the next challenge.
2. You must use the current challenge’s theme in your project and it must be a new creation. No back linking please.
3. Link us to your project not your entire blog
4. Be sure to include a link back to our blog in your post.

I sure hope you'll join us in our challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings and Hugs!!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Plans Fell Apart

Well as you can see my plans for keeping up on my blog didn't work out for me!! I have to admit that the main reason I haven't is I just haven't had the energy to sit down and do this. Work has been really draining lately and I get home and need to be here for my family!  Anyhow, I will give this another try.

I wanted to let you know about the current Topical Tuesday at Faithfully Yours. You can create any type of art - card, layout, tag, etc.... on the current topic which is Covet. If you share your project on the blog you have a chance to be chosen to win a prize from Faithfully Yours.

I have to admit this was a bit difficult for me. I had never really looked at coveting from a Biblical perspective. I learned a lot during my study. I created the following layout which as you can see is a lot of journaling. I just wanted to record my thoughts about the topic rather than worrying about the artistic look. 

For this project, I used the Praise line from Faithfully Yours. The protectors are from the Simple Stories Snap It.

If you need help finding a verse to use on this or any project be sure to check out the Faithfully Yours Concordance.

I certainly hope you'll join in the challenge!! I look forward to seeing your creations!

Blessings and Hugs,

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Let's begin....Faithfully Yours Topical Tuesday

As I said yesterday, I am here to introduce the new challenge on the Faithfully Yours blog - Topical Tuesdays.  It is going to be organized by Barbara Graves and will be a wonderful way to reflect and create about your faith.

Here is an overview of it - 

There will be a word posted every 2 weeks on a Tuesday (Topical Tuesday) beginning today.
For Example:
  • Topical Tuesday Word 1: (Jan 22nd)
  • Topical Tuesday Word 2: (Feb 5th)
  • Topical Tuesday Word 3: (Feb 19th)
  • Topical Tuesday Word 4: (March 5th)
On the post Barbara will share scriptures, thoughts and some quotes when possible, and a picture of her work.
You will have an opportunity to upload and add photos of your work as well.
At that time you can create a page (or whatever medium you decide) based on the word posted for that week.
  • What does this word mean to you?
  • How does this word help you?
  • How does this word help you encourage others?
  • Or mainly what is your favorite scripture based on this word.
This week's word is "Thoughts" Here is my creation based on this word -

I hope you'll join the fun!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Starting Over

It sure has been a long time!! I'm going to attempt to start blogging again and see how it goes. My focus is going to shift a bit. I will continue to share my craft projects especially those that reflect my Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. However, I will also be sharing my faith and the journey the Lord has me on. 

Faithfully Yours is a site where you can find a lot of wonderful resources to help you start or continue working in your Faith book. Dawn Stegall is the owner of the site and store filled with Christian themed products.

Dawn has started designing her own Christian themed papers and they are wonderful.  She just recently introduced Faith Pockets which are perfect for using with your Project Life protectors. I've chosen to combine my Faith book with my Own Little Word album this year in the Simple Stories Sn@p It album. I will primarily use Dawn's Faith Pockets and paper lines. You can check out the store here

Here is my introduction page for this year's album. I used the Mother line from Faithfully Yours - it is a wonderful combination of Bright Pink, Orange, and Yellows.

I'd also like to invite you to join our Faithfully Yours group at Facebook. It is a closed group so you can feel comfortable sharing your prayer concerns and gain support from others. We also share our Faith book creations. There are some incredibly talented and inspiring ladies in the group. You can also like the FaithfullyYours page at Facebook to keep up on the latest information. 

Finally, I wanted to let you know that there will be a new challenge starting at the Faithfully Yours blog tomorrow. It is called Topical Tuesdays.  I'll share more about that tomorrow. Hope you'll be stopping by.

Have a blessed week!!