Friday, November 30, 2012

On A Mission... "Otway Family - Missionary Trip"

Hello My Friends,
I know I have not been crafting on a regular, but I am working on trying to carve out some dedicated time. I soooo need it! This thing called "LIFE", just seems to keep getting in the way...go figure, uggghh! (lol).
Anyhew, I'm coming to you on another note,.. This is something that is very near and dear to my Heart and Soul. My SIS "Heidi Otway" (My BEST Friend and god-mother of each other's children) and her Beautiful Family are True Living Examples of a Family of Faith & Servants. They are all very active in their community and church. I was Sooo Over-Joyed and Emotional when I saw that Heidi & Richard were answering their calling to the Missionary Ministry. I was even more Tearfully Emotional when I saw that the children were going to be involved to. That's just the kind of family they are...and with two teenagers and one college student, you can imagine that their household is far from quiet and orderly...(lol). I could make this a long post going on and on about my SIS and her family (I love bragging about them :-) ), but I'll save that for another time and when we've both had enough coffee...LOL!
Some of you may know that any person going on a mission trip can be a bit expensive, but sending a Whole Family can leave your mouth in the "drop-jaw" state when adding up that cost. Well, un-knowingly to Heidi & Richard (shhh...), I decided to jump in and help where I could by spreading their Mission Trip news on my blog. My prayer and hopes are that my crafty peeps out there, with the Biggest Hearts I know, would read their story and hopefully want to help fund this trip with them. Any amount is helpful and they & I would be Forever... Very Thankful. You don't have to even leave your name if you don't want to... you can donate anonymously if you wish, however in your comments at the end, please indicate the following signature tag: "(crafty friend of SITM or Felicia)". I say this because once all donations have been made and calculated. I will be asking Heidi & Richard to forward me the names and comments of those donations with the above signature tag and I will be drawing a random winner to receive A Box FULL of Crafting Goodies!! What better way to start off the NEW YEAR than with some Awesome Craft Goodies! Here is a link below where you can read more about this trip:
My Heart is moved every time I think of them wanting to do this and I'm keeping this request in my prayers until their trip is completely funded. If you like, feel free to share this widget on your blog's side-bar. I would be Humbly Grateful!
Biggest Hugs & Heart-Felt Smooches...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving...

Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to take this time and Wish ALL of YOU... A Wonderful, Blessed & Enriching...
Happy Thanksgiving 
with Family, Friends and Food, Food, Food...YUM!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Start Your Stash Day1

Hi My Friends,
It's the holidays and I'm Super Busy...cooking, cleaning, eating (lol), getting my Black Friday list organized...and so on. Just wanted to share some news about one of my favorite bloggers that I stalk follow Amber of "Damask Love". She is Ubber Ubber Talented and she's having a few giveaways going on this week. Head on over there and tell her I "Felicia - Scrapper in the Making" Sent You. We'll both get an entry to her giveaways.
Amber of "Damask Love"
I am trying my best to get some crafting in to share, but it appears that I'm the only worker-bee trying to get things done around here. I hope to have some things to share soon. In case I don't get to post as soon as I'd like, I want to take the time now to Wish All of YOU!...a
"Happy Thanksgiving"
Take time to hugs, kiss, laugh and enjoy everyone around you this holiday. I miss you all and will get back to you as soon as I sanely can...gobble, gobble!

Monday, November 12, 2012

It's The Most Wonderful Time...

Hi My Friends,
I wanted to post this card as my first time entering into the My Favorite Things (MFT) Guest Designer Contest. Let me tell you that I think these are going to be my newest favorite stamps. I am in love with just about everything in their store. I wish I could afford it all. They have a FAB-U-LOUS Release going on right now. Check it out here. Anyhew, here is the card I came up with for the sketch we were to follow.
For this card. I use the special T ripple Scoop Seasonal Sentiment Stamp set from MFT. I am soooo in Love with this set. I use some 5.5 x 5.5 kraft corrugated card stock as my base along with some PTI Buttons & Card stock. The pattern paper is from Recollections new 6x6 paper pad "Jolly Holiday". The first sentiment on the front was embossed with white embossing powder and I adhered two buttons and twine from the twinery with them. This is definitely a Jolly Holiday card and I Love how the inside came out too. I used MFT's Die-namics "Fancy Flourish" to accent the other sentiment on the inside. (This die cuts like butta'). I adhered some bling to the flourish points and used my MS Glitter pen to give it some sparkle. I also used some sparkle on the front of the card to for the mini wreaths on the pattern paper. I hope you like my card and for my "Enabler Alert"...go check out "My Favorite Things" site and store is the Bomb-Diggity. I certainly have a lot on my wish list from them this season. Big Hugs & Smooches...