Hello Creative Friends,

Just a quick note to let you know that there will be no Takeaway Tuesday again this week.  Sorry!  I have a really lame excuse….I just totally forgot about it!!  My kids have been away at FFA State Conference and I guess I wasn’t in my usual routine.  I try to make sure I have Tuesday’s post all done by Saturday….well, I try anyway.

I’ve been working on some maintenance on my main website this weekend while nobody was around to bug me.  Not that my kids bug me too much.  Haha!  They will be home this afternoon and then I guess it is back to running them back and forth to places they need to be.

I do have a ton of things to share for Tuesdays and I even have a few projects done ahead, but I just don’t have time to take photos so I’ll just wait until next week.

In the meantime, if any of you ladies that work with women’s ministry need some last minute planning tips for Mother – Daughter banquets, click the graphic below.

Mother Daughter Last Minute Planning

Thanks for stopping in.

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Have a creative day!


Sharing a card I made a week or so ago.  I love poppies so I love this stamp.  It’s from a retired Stampin’ Up! set, Simply Sketched.  I really never used that set until not too long ago.  It had been sitting on my shelf for quite some time uninked.

Poppy Hand Stamped Card: Stampin Up Simply Sketched - Made 2B Creative Blog

I had colored the image and was looking for some paper to match and found this lovely piece of K&Co. in my stash.  I thought it was perfect paired with it.

I used some distress ink  and cheesecloth to make the background for the image.  I just blotted some distress ink on a piece of vinyl I use for crafting.  Then wadded a small piece of cheesecloth on it and dabbed it around my image, re-inking the cheesecloth as needed.  I liked how it turned out.

Poppy Hand Stamped Card: Stampin Up Simply Sketched - Made 2B Creative BlogI colored my image in with colored pencils, blending with a blending stump.  I used a charcoal pencil on the little black spots on the middle of the flower to get them so dark with pencil.  I then covered them with stickles.  Also I stickled the edges of the flower in spots as well.

Thanks for stopping in to check out my project.  Please leave a comment.  I adore hearing from you!

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!





This blog is where you will find my diy crafts and home projects, if you are looking for my writing and women’s ministry ideas, please visit my main website, Creative Ladies Ministry.

Hello Creative Friends,

Just wanted to let you know that there will be no Takeaway Tuesday this week.  Just been too busy finishing up things for my 15 Website Anniversary.  Hope you join me for the Celebration!  It will be going on till Friday of this week.  There will be a new page for each day’s celebration on the homepage of the website.

There is a new devotional posted on the website for your reading pleasure while we are taking a break from crafting!

Enlarge my Coast

Enlarge my Coast Devotional

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!

Just wanted to remind you all that you are invited over to my main website (Creative Ladies Ministry) to help me celebrate 15 years on the web!

CLM 15 year Anniversary Celebration

I’ll be posting new and old things each day throughout the week (18-22) so stop over and help me celebrate.

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!


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