Wednesday, December 31, 2008

~Thinking Hearts Already!~

I have been busy enjoying my Christmas Break from school and enjoyed a day making cards. I played a lot with some new goodies! I had so much fun with this neat sketch from 2 Sketches For You. Here is my submission. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

~Urgent Prayer Needed~

Please pray for Stellan.... (Visit here to read more about this sweet little one

Friday, November 14, 2008

~Fun Friday~

It has been a great week and I am so excited about the weekend! I have my monthly stamp club tomorrow and here is a sneak peek at one of the items we will be making!!! This is a cocoa holder! Enjoy your weekend and stay warm.

Monday, November 10, 2008

~Marvelous Monday Finds~

Off to one of my favorite craft stores--JoAnn's....... I found crammed in the bottom of one of the $1 bins at the check out line...

Ladies get them while you can because there were only about 10 left at our store..


Saturday, November 8, 2008

~Silly Saturday~

It seems like forever ago that I posted on my blog.... We have been very busy in our household. With football practices, games, school, homework, lesson plans, classes.......needless to say my stamping has not been very busy.

I did get to make this cute card wonder... It turned out so cute!! Again, I love black and red!!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

~One of Kind YOU~

I fell in love with this paper the moment I saw it! I love the color combination and the sayings are so cute!!
Enjoy the card!

Friday, October 17, 2008

~It's All About Pink~

Here is a perfect card for someone that is battling breast cancer or anyone that is facing difficult times.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

~Spooky Eyes~

What a neat little candy holder for upcoming Halloween. Super easy and always a WOW!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall Beauty

As we were traveling to church this morning, I marveled at the amount of colors the leaves displayed. We often marvel at nature, but rarely thank God for it! I hope you will take a moment today to thank God for his beautiful creation.

I am sharing this card today. I usually make standard cards but experimented with a larger card and I love the results!!!

I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

~Thursdays Thoughts~

I don't look as old as the teacher in this cartoon, but I feel it today! I am literally exhausted. Twenty four year olds wore me out. No card post tonight! Just hopes of a restful evening!

~otherwise known as teacher......~

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

~Final Exams~

There will not be a card post this evening..... My final exams are this evening for my first two graduate level classes!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!! I am currently working on my Masters in Library Media and hope to be a Media Specialist. My classes are 8 week sessions, so they are quick but lots of info in a short amount of time!!

Off to take my exams!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

~Fall is Finally Here~

Nothing says fall like the crisp breeze and the smell of Apple Pie baking in the oven. The leaves here are beginning to show their colors and we are getting to enjoy our screened porch.

I made this card today with the coolest new paper from Stampin Up! It is called Autumn Vine! All the prints in the pack are to die for and are in the coolest colors for fall.

I hope you enj0y!

Monday, October 6, 2008

~Marvelous Monday~

I hope all had a wonderful weekend. It has been a busy day education 4 year olds!!!! We are headed off to our son's ballgame soon. I am attaching one of my favorite cards... Enjoy your evening.
Check back tomorrow for an awesome new Fall card!

Friday, September 19, 2008

**It's Game Time**

Off to the local high school football game this evening with the family!! Enjoy your Friday evening!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

**I'm back**

It has truly been a very busy end of July and August. I had to prepare for the opening of school and also for a new teaching grade level. I am now teaching the wonderful and busy world of Pre-Kindergarten!!

I am finally settling in and ready to be back to my creative blog!!! I have created many new designs and will post them soon.

I also have some items up for auction for the Nie Recovery...

More info on Nie here.....

I will also be selling the above stationary/flat note to raise money for the Nie Recovery Project... (Note set includes 6 handmade cross notecards with white envelopes in your choice of background color.) Price including shipping is $12. $6 of every set sold will go directly to the Nie Recovery Fund....

If you are interested in ordering, please email me at: In your email please state how many sets you would like and the background color for each set. I will then forward you a paypal or money exchange invoice.

Thanks for your support.
Until next time,


Sunday, July 20, 2008

~Weekend Fun~

We had such a fun weekend!
Saturday~We had some great family time as we went to a lunch with a huge water slide! The kids slid and swam for 7 hours!!!!!!
Sunday~We went to church this morning and discussed the return of Christ! Isn't it wonderful that we can be assured that Christ will defeat sin and we will live forever with him for those of us who believe! I think this card is perfect for today.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

~Tuesday's Thoughts~

I thought this scripture was perfect for today!


Monday, July 14, 2008

Marvelous Monday

Here's you a quick thought for an awesome week!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, July 7, 2008

~We're Back from Vacation~

I can't believe how fast time flies on vacation. I really could get used to sitting on the beach and enjoying the coastal breeze and the cool ocean water on my feet. We had a marvelous time. I only have 4 weeks until school starts back, so it will be a busy month for me...

Need a quick gift but don't have time to go get one?? This card is a money holder!!!! Easy to make and always a hit!!!

Off to do a bit of house cleaning!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

~Fun Friday~

We had a wonderful birthday yesterday for our son and today is his party. We are going to grab Happy Meal's at McDonalds, over to play Putt-Putt, and back to the house to play, play, play! The card that I have chosen for today is a cute and simple Happy Birthday card with some added treats!!! We are headed off for a week at the beach. I'll post upon my return!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

~Happy, Happy Birthday~

Today is our youngest sons 7th Birthday!!! He is very excited. He put in his order for his birthday cake. This year it couldn't be bought! He wanted a devil's food cake with cream cheese icing~made my me! Well, it is made and frosted.........and he decorated it! He didn't really have anything particular that he wanted for a present, so we're off to Toys R Us later! We may be in there hours while he decides what he would like......(The joys of being 7!) For his birthday meal he has chosen his favorite little BBQ restaurant. His favorite is the beans and rice.....Whew! We will celebrate with Grandma and Pop and cousins later this afternoon, a Putt-Putt party with friends tomorrow, and a birthday party at the BEACH with my parents, sister, and brother next week. So here's to our little one~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY!~

I love you!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

~Thank you~

While traveling on vacation I was amazed at the countryside, cars zooming by, children playing, farmers working the fields, and most of all the beauty of our Earth. We were headed home and at two different churches there were signs that said: "Take time to say Thanks for all God's done for you." That seems like such a given, but it wasn't! I find myself praying to God and asking for guidance, peace, patience, etc...., but I sometimes fail to tell him Thank you! I am so blessed at what God has done for me, my husband, my children, our family, our profession, etc.... THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a peaceful and thankful day!

Monday, June 23, 2008

~We're Back!~

We had a fabulous and fun family weekend. The weather was great--not too hot!! The beach was not crowded and the boys loved the ocean. We are already counting down until Saturday. We are headed back to the beach for 8 days with my parents, my sister's family, and my brother and his wife!! We always have a wonderful time and get lots of sun. We will be staying in a large house that is located on a channel, which is great for fishing.

I am sharing a card today that I hope you will like!! I really love how the dimensional adhesives make it pop.

I also have some exciting news to share!! I will be taking a Stamp Club over in July! I am so excited to meet this group of ladies and share my passion for paper crafting and Stampin Up with them!! I met with Kathleen this morning and just felt that this group is a perfect match for me.... Ladies if you're reading this, send me a holler!!!!

Until tomorrow,


Friday, June 20, 2008

~We're Headed Here~

We are off to a wonderful beach weekend! This will be a short weekend trip but sure to be loads of fun.. The boys are more than excited. We haven't stayed here before, but it sure looks nice. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll check back in Monday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thoughts for Thursday

Today I offered my first card class! I had 4 ladies attend and 1 brought her 5 year old grandchild. Everyone had an awesome time. We made 4 different card designs and a tic-tac gift. I belive everyone had a great time and will be back again. I have posted another scripture series card today. When you are down, out, had it, pooped, or just need uplifting, this is the scripture for you. It is now on ebay for bidding. I started the listing at $2.99. The bella card below and another life quote card are also listed too!
It has lots of dimensions to it! I hope everyone is winding their week down and looking forward to the weekend.

Until Next Time,

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Today is our 13th Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so funny how time flies. It seems like yesterday we were planning our wedding. We have had an incredible 13 years and I look forward to the many, many more. We are headed to a wonderful dinner tonight! I think this card sums it up!
Enjoy your day~

Monday, June 16, 2008

Marvelous Monday

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend. We celebrated Father's Day and had a fun time as a family. I am busy getting ready for my first Creative Crafting Card Class this week. We will be making 4 cards and this cute little tic tac holder..... These are so easy and adaptable for any gift giving occasion. I look forward to sharing more with you as the holidays approach.
Have a fun filled day!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Fabulous Friday

It's Friday!!! I hope all has had an enjoyable week and is looking forward to the weekend. We have a busy weekend planned. We will be heading out to a wholesale plant sale in the morning, going visit in-laws and pick up our children, and then my parents will be coming to visit Sunday afternoon. I think this is a first that we will see our fathers during the Father's Day weekend.
I want to share with you a card I currently have on ebay. It is entitled ~A Little Note~. I LOVE the colors and of course the butterfly patterened paper.
Enjoy the weekend and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

~Thursday's Thoughts~

I'm back! I had a wonderful educational time at out annual Reading Conference. I learned a lot and am excited about using it in my classroom this fall. It's still hot here.... Kids are off a grandma's and they don't want to come home. They are enjoying Vacation Bible School. I guess we'll get them back Saturday.

I am posting another scripture card today. We get so busy with life in general that we forget about our true maker!! Take time today to be still and thank God for all he has done for you.

See ya next time!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

~It's Hot, Hot, Hot Here!~

I don't know about other places, but here in the Sunny South it is blazing!! High temps the past couple days have been 100 degrees! Too hot this early. We had an awesome weekend. Another busy week here also. I have to travel to a reading conference so I'll be away until Wednesday. Check back on Thursday!
Until then enjoy this card! It is one of my favorites!!! I love anything polka dot! The 3 colors of ric rac and ribbon and just lovely!
Have a fun week~ Leslie

Friday, June 6, 2008

~Words to Live By~

Can you believe it's Friday? This week has flown by and we are officially on Summer Break. We are headed off soon for a trip to the pool. It is supposed to be 100 degrees today~~~ I took a small craft break created this card entitled, "Words to Love By." I love this scripture from Proverbs. It was the focus of our Sunday School lesson last week. I fell in love with the paper combinations, black twine and cross stamp. I inked all edges and added lots of stamping dimensionals which help the layers pop. More scripture cards to come. I probably will not be able to post again until Sunday evening. We have a busy weekend.


Thursday, June 5, 2008

Hooray~Last Day of School~

Today's the big day! Our boys were so excited this morning. It is officially the last day of school. They went off with teacher gifts in hands and smiles on their faces.

Are there days when you wish you could pick up the phone, type an email, or just let your spouse or kids know you love them? I do this so very often! Times or places where you know they can't be reached. Here's a card entitled, "Sending My Love." It goes out to my husband and boys! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! I can't tell you or show you enough how much you mean to me.
Enjoy your day and stay cool!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Salute to Teachers

This post goes out to all the wonderful teachers out there!!!! As school is coming to a close here, I think about how grateful I am that our children had such great teachers this year.

We picked the "Heart of Gold" Willow Tree Angel to give to them and I made them this cute little card.

Take a minute to read the poem below. As you're reading, I am sure one of your teachers will come to mind.

The Best Teachers
Teachers open up young minds, showing them the wonders of the intellect and the miracle of being able to think for themselves. A teacher exercises the mental muscles of students, stretching and strengthening, so they can make challenging decisions, find their way in the world, and become independent. The best teachers care enough To gently push and prod students to do their best and fulfill their potential.

By Joanna Fuchs

Until next time,


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Welcome to Creative Crafting

Welcome to Creative Crafting's Blog. What a great way for friends, family, card makers, and customers to follow my creative outlet. I am excited to show what I have been up to lately. We are in our last days of school and are really ready for Summer! We are already counting down the days until our beach trip. I hope to post daily, so come back often! See something you like, let me know!!! In the near future, I will be offering card make and takes and card sales. I also will be debuting a Card Kit to Go~Goodies in the mail!

Thanks for visiting!