Thursday, October 21, 2010


Do you sense the excitement, the joy, in the all caps title?????  After 2 years, I finally got my wedding pictures back!  We only have the digital finals right now, but that is enough for me at this moment.... And to share in my glee.... I am going to share a few pictures with you all!

First, my very favorite picture... Isn't he handsome??? ;-)

The two pics above were from the pictures before the ceremony. We did the guys and the girls pictures before the ceremony to save time after the ceremony.

Being Silly :)

This is my hubby's favorite

Me and My Beautiful Mama

Me and My Loon of a Sister ;)

Me and My (cough) Ladies

The New Gohl/Scheid Family! 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

for u

I was playing with some bright, cheery colors today as it is quite the opposite outside right now! Hope you like and that it brightens your day too! :)

Paper: Pre-folded blank cardstock, patterned paper from My Mind's Eye (I think)
Embellishments: chipboard letters from Target dollar aisle, button an extra from a sweater, ribbon from a friend
Digi Image: GTC Blog

Mini Christmas Cards

I've been working on a few different creations lately. I wanted to make a set number of things before I actually added anything to Etsy, so I've been working at it for a couple of weeks.  First up is a set of 6 mini Christmas cards, which could also easily be gift tags for gifts. Each card comes with a mini envelope. 

Complete Set

Closeup with Envelopes


Paper: Plain white cardstock for card base and envelopes, Christmas patterned paper from a friend
Embellishments: Glittered snowflakes from Michaels, Buttons from a friend, Ribbon also from a friend (can get the same ribbon from Michaels though)
Adhesives: Score Tape (Just recently got this and LOOOOOVE it.... it works wonderfully!), and therm-o-web, medium sized zots (clear adhesive dots)

P.S. Has anyone had problems with the new Image Uploader gadget? I noticed that image uploads will be down for a couple of hours today. I hope they fix whatever is up with it.

I also created an elegant "Congratulations" card that could really be used for multiple different occasions. I didn't make it specific for that exact reason. My inspiration for this card actually came from a set of Candelabra rub-ons.


You may notice the embellishment in the top left corner. It started out as a candelabra, but as I accidentally ripped off the bottom, I made it into a chandelier. :)

Paper: Plain black cardstock, Patterned paper from a set I bought a while ago at Walmart, but can no longer recall the brand
Embellishments: Ribbon from Michaels, Gems and Candelabra/Chandelier from Michaels dollar aisle
Digi Images: Border from Birds Blog, Sentiment freehand

Hope that you are all having a glorious week... I am finally starting to feel better (PTL)!!!

I have a couple of prayer requests for you all. My husband and I are assistant pastors at a local church and one of our congregation had a stroke on Monday. He seems to be recovering, but please keep him in your prayers. Also, the head of our fellowship is having some very serious health problems. Only a miracle will bring him back to health, so please also keep him in your prayers!

God Bless!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to my BIL

It is my brother-in-law's birthday this month. I haven't been feeling that well this week, so I've been working on the card little by little each day from my spot on the couch! I finally finished it today. 

Paper: Mostly scraps
Digi Stamp: Raindrop Echo Designs
Buttons: Michael's dollar aisle
Ribbon: A friend

Friday, October 8, 2010

Card Set

So, I've been thinking about putting some of my cards up on Etsy and I decided that I wanted to put up a few card sets. This is the first one that I finished. They are almost 4x6 (about a half an inch on the top and side of the 4x6 bag I put them in).

Paper: Cardstock from The Bon Voyage Travel cardstock stack and a friend
Ribbon: Dollar bin at Target, Dollar bin at Michaels, a friend
Paper Flowers: Recollections Collection and a friend (who told me where they were from but I forgot)
Buttons: A friend

I got out of work early today, so I think I'm going to go start on another set and also work on a couple more holiday cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive I'm participating in, hosted by Ling's Design Studio.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Oops... some things you only learn through experience

So, I haven't had a lot of space to store my crafting supplies or cards. We live in apartment and my dear hubby has given up quite a few shelfs on his bookcases for my crafting already in our study. Today, however I realized that my idea for storing my completed cards was not the greatest idea. At first it seemed like it was, but today I pulled some of them out and realized that a few of the cards had been damaged (i.e. squashed!)  Oops.... sometimes you can only learn things through experience. I think that I'll be able to salvage the damaged cards to give as gifts, but I definitely won't be trying to sell them! I don't know what I'm going to do about storing cards now though. Any ideas ladies?