Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sweet Friends~~~Could You Help Me With Your Thoughts For A New Fall Card Design ~~~And PRAISE THE LORD!!!

Hello Sweet Friends~~~ I have joined up with "Friday Follow Over 40 Blog" Sweet~~~Java!!! Stop by and see her blog Ladies ;0)
"Never Growing Old


"Friendly Follow Friday" Hosted by Emma at "Toddler Awesome"

First off I want to THANK ALL of my Sweet Delightful Girlfriends, all of you, for always being here to share with me..It is an honor and I Cherish you,dearly..You are such Sweet Inspirations to my heart and soul everyday I check in here and see your notes waiting,,I treasure YOU !!!

"CHARLEY CHIPPLLE" Below is a critter I came up with 20 years ago who does have an entire family of Chipplles, sisters, brothers etc. I had fun creating them way back when God said,,,"Dena draw ",,,so I did and do :0)

below, was a new design last year...You're right if you're thinking the kitty should have been black,,she didn't go over very well..We believe that's the reason and the economy of course,,,it just couldn't be my art????? Fret and worry now,most of us artist seek affirmation is it ??? ;0) ~~~But perhaps by this you can also see "Why" I am asking for your thoughts?????

Here are a few from last Fall and Halloween time BELOW...I just LOVE the Autumn and almost as equally, WHEN SCHOOL STARTS BACK UP~~~Woooooohoooooo on that note,I imagine, many of you would agree with that..The newborn feeding times would change for our teen boys~~~Jacob, Tommy and Billy, plus there LOVE of football!!!

Anyhoo's,I best return to the subject at hand,, it is typical for me to lose track of what I'm suppose to be saying here and to be at a loss for ideas for "What to design" on the next seasons cards,especially Fall and Christmas with only limited space, So will you please HELP !!!

The Happy Hooligans @ Halloween

We do NOT celebrate Halloween as such but at our church "Faith Community Church" here we do have "Trunk or Treat" and the invites are for all over. There are hot dogs and candy so they will come to church rather than have the Lil children out running just anywhere. Its alot of fun, 1 year Kent and I won the best costume,,,
Kent, (my Sweet Hubb's) was elated,,,(he LOVES to WIN)don't most husbands???.. The winners are in the pic below~~~we haven't done Tand T since, it was really hot still, but a Gorgeous evening from God..

Our Pastor Dave and his wife Connie's car,,,we think he was dressed up to be Crocodile Dundee???? We were confused too ;0)

Sweet Friends,,,
I'd consider it a huge BLESSING to have your thoughts on this.
We have a small~ish display rack, as you can see below in the previous post, so we're limited on using just the top 3 spaces on the top row of the display..
Each at 5x7 a Greeting card and 3 across in each row.

Each greeting card has a special back on it that we use to encourage others about
our Sweet Lord....Kent will scan one card back in so I can show you all what it looks like..

Like I have mentioned,,,your thoughts I cherish, as Kent my boss, is asking more regular now, what am I coming up with for this Fall/Halloween season???
And Girlfriends I'm sort of lost, there are so many ideas floating around in my head,,,oooh scary thought huh????? But am still in HIS Spirit,,and HE, Jesus Christ put on my heart today to ask YOU,,,,and I thank YOU with my whole heart for any ideas, I mean like are the same colors popular for this next season of year or are there new trends???...Do I stick with those beautiful and traditional colors???

BLESSINGS & HUGS ~~~Dena needing to Doodle.....



  1. I think the traditional Halloween and fall colors are perfect. My favorite is the Hooligan clan card. Do you write anything on the insides or are the blank?

  2. I'm so clueless here Dena because I have no creative "sense". cute pictures of the Trunk and Treat! congrats to you and hubby for winning the costume "parade".

    I'd favor pumpkins and harvest over costumes if I was looking at cards to purchase for the fall.


  3. Hey there...I have to agree...stay with the traditional fall colors. All of these are just adorable! God has gifted you for sure! Or as my church friend says, "Fo Sho." Which makes me giggle here because your cards are on a display rack: "Fo Sho."--For Showing, and hopefully for someone BUYING, can I get a witness here people? LOL Any-hoo---I'll be thinking about ideas....but usually whenever I wander into areas other than piano/music, things can get a bit fuzzy and I end up saying, "I better stick with music, eh?" I just got your commment on my blog! Thanks! And NO, you won't ever be a "thorn in my side." Girl--how could you be? You're so encouraging! Talk 2 U soon! :)

  4. I think "Harvest" is best, not such a "Halloween" feel to it, but perfect for the season. I will say that I love kitty, reminds me of my tiger cat I used to have.

    I hope you are having a great week!

  5. Hi Dena,

    I pray that all is well with you, Kent and the family. Love the first card you had posted above of the Charlie Chippley. I pray the Lord's hand to continue to rest on you, Kent and your family and ministry/business.

    Praying for you.

    Love and hugs!

    P.S. I have to order more of the beautiful "Lisa Ann" cards you did. Everyone I sent them too has loved them!

  6. No creativity in this brain right now but wishing you God's richest blessings. ((hugs))

  7. Hi Dena!

    Did you seriously draw those??? They are way too perfect to be done by hand! You are so darn talented girl! I love those!!! And CHARLEY CHIPPLLE is just adorable!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting the Follow Friday 40 and Over Blog Hop! Yes you did it correctly and we are so happy to have you join us this week!! Thanks also for the shout out in your post!! :)

    I would also like to invite you to join the Over 40 Bloggers Club!! Take a look and join in the fun!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!


  8. Stopping by from Friday Follow

  9. Hello, New follower from the 40+ blog hop here and amazed at your talent. Congratulations on winning the Truck and Treat costume contest. You both deserved it - you looked great! I love the cards you designed so far and am a little intimidated by them to be honest, so I don't know how much help I can be. Who wouldn't love that Charlie Chipplle character and I'm sure you have more great idea when you allow them to come through...ahhhh the creative process.

    Hope you'll visit my blog and follow me too. I love you as a blogging buddy. Smiles.


  10. I am a new follower from Friendly Friday. Have a great weekend!

  11. That first picture is so cute! You have a new follower from Friday Follow! Come visit me at Mama's Little Chick.

    Mama Hen

  12. I'm all for the traditional fall colors too. Fall is the prettiest time of the year as far as I'm concerned :)
    Thanks for following my blog - I'm following back!

  13. I Love your blog! Here for Friday Follows - hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!


  14. thank you so much for coming to my blog. Your comment was so sweet and made me feel so blessed. Thank you. I am so glad you found me and I'm looking forward to visiting your blog more. Your drawings are fabulous and I love the picture of you and your husband winning best costume.

  15. All of your cards are really cute, I forgot to tell you that in the last post.


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