Thursday, December 31, 2009

You Stole My Heart

CS - Bravo Burgundy, Kraft, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Classic Ink - Chocolate Chip
DSP - Sweet Pea (avail 1-5-10
Stamps - Love Bandit (avail 1-5-10)
Accessories - Stampin Write Marker Regal Rose, Embosslits Die Scalloped Heart of Hearts (avail 1-5-10)
Punches - Circle 3/4", Scalloped Edge, 3/8' Corner Rounder

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Thank You Denise, Jan & Pam

Thank you ladies for your kind words in response to my Blue Christmas post.  I sometimes forget how blessed I am to have such great friends.  I am having a friend over later this afternoon to stamp & am looking forward to it.  I created this project with the three of you in mind!

CS - Kraft, Real Red
Specialty DSP - Sending Love
Stamps - With All My Heart
Classic Ink - Real Red
Accessories - Sending Love Notes (Kisses), Small Square Glassine Envelopes 
Punches - Circle 3/4", 1-3/4", 1/8", 3/8' Corner Rounder
Ribbon - Pretty in Pink Satin

Monday, December 28, 2009

Blue Christmas

This past month has been a difficult one.  Now that my depression has lifted I am feeling the homesickness more acutely.  This in addition to being sick for almsot 4 weeks.  It has also been difficult posting here so to get me started again I thought I would share my Blue Christmas.

Because this time of year is most difficult for those who are feeling the loss of a loved one(s). my church put on a Blue Christmas Service.  It was so awesome!  I think all who attended shed at least a few tears.  Me?  I cried most of the service.  I'd like to share with you some of the servcice.

We all know the story of Mary & Joseph & baby Jesus.  It was time for Mary to give birth, they found an inn but there was no room for them. 

Do you know the story of Winnie the Pooh:  A Christmas Tale?  I didn't, but here is what I have learned.  Eeyore loses his tale (again).  Apparently he is a sad figure - always gloomy.  This particular story is about the hunt for his tail right before Christmas.  All ends well though as he gets his tail back. 

That's a fairy tale, not real life.  Wouldn't it be nice if could fix things that easily that are broken in our life? 
As we all know, we can't

Loss is painful and enduring.  Some losses are never recovered - death is final.  Some losses give us another chance - once unemployed, we can yet work again.   But each loss has the same crushing effect.  We are left wounded and are forever changed.  At Christmas, loss is magnified by the expectation of a joyful celebration.  we can feel utterly alone in the midst of a crowd.  At such a time, we can also feel utterly separated from God.

But, remember God knows firsthand our pain.  Jesus came to a family, community and world that has no place for him.  Before he takes his first breath, Christ already encounters our brokeness.  With his last breath, he encounters it again.  All along the way, Jesus - God's Christ - carries our sorrow and pain.

In Jesus, we have a God who does not take away our pain, but joins us in it.

We may be adults, but don't we yearn for our Moms & Dads to take away our pain by listening, or giving us a hug, etc.

God's presence in Christ in our lives transforms us, so that we can face our losses with courage.  God may not cure us, but he brings us healing and peace.  He brings HOPE.  With hope, we can go forward embracing the reality of our loss without being overwhelmed by it.

When we lose something of value - a dream, a relationship, a life - we lose a part of ourselves.  In Christ, God comes with this healing presence to journey with us in our loss, inviting us to find our wholeness, peace and life - our SHALOM - in and through him.  He is our healing and hope.

Lord God, as you promised that the wilderness itself would rejoice and blossom, so now I pray that you might let the wilderness within me shout for joy.  My heart aches and my loss consumes me.  I miss Mom, and Randy, now not with me anymore.  Comfort me with your healing presence, and let the gift of your grace illuminate this dark moment.  Replace my emptiness with the fullness of your peace, so that this moment of felt sadness might give way to a holy moment of joy and blessing:  through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, the Prince of Peace. Amen.

"The God of hope will fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13)

Let the quiet healing presence of Christ renew your day with peace and joy.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

With Sympathy

My cousin by marriage, Elaine, just lost her Grandma so I wanted to send her and Darrel a really pretty card.

Textured CS - Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
CS - Very Vanilla
Accessories - Pretties Kit, Big Shot, Top Note & Butterflies Die
Stamps - Razzle Dazzle
DSP- Raspberry Lemonade
Punches - 1-1/4"
Ink - Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry

Monday, November 30, 2009

All Occassions For Torey O.

Torey's last request was for 5 All Occassion cards, I chose these.

Simply Sent Card Elements - Flower Power
Ribbon - White Grosgrain, Pink Organdy (retired)
Buttons - Earth Elements & Rich Regals (retired)
Punches - 3/4" Circle, Spiral, Oval, Word Window
Classic Ink - Rose Red
Brads - Earth Elements, Rhinestone Circle Ice

Christmas Cards -- Torey O.

Torey also wanted 5 Christmas Cards.  I chose this design for her.

Stamps - Wondering Words
CS - Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper Whte
DSP -  Christmas Cocoa
Punches - 3/8" Corner Rounder, Scalloped Edge
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip Grosgrain
Stampin Write Markers - Real Red, Chocolate Chip

Feminine Birthday For Torey O.

Five of this card for my friend Torey O.  She asked for a feminine birthday.  I hope she likes it!

Stamps - Great Friend
Card Stock - Apricot Appeal, Wild Wasabi, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Basic Gray
DSP - Uptown (retired)
Classic Ink - Almost Amethyst
Ribbon - Whisper White Organza

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Cards -- Diane C

This year I offered friends & family 5 cards for $12.00.  These 5 cards were made with the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin Kit.  With this kit, I have now made 10 different designs into 20 cards, along with a scrapbook page & I still have paper & die cuts left over!


CS - Real Red, Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Simply Scrappin Kit - Christmas Jingle
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Punches - 3/8" Corner Rounder, 1-1/4" Circle. 1-1/4" Square
Accessories - Rhinestone Stickers (other), Real Red & Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Playground Designer Buttons

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Prayer Request

Earlier this week, I learned that my cousin D. has a malignant brain tumor which is inoperable.  She is currently in a local Hospice.  I would like to request prayers for her, her son, and her family.  D. is only 51 years old.  Her son K. is in college. 

This has been quite a shock for all who know & love her.  We want to spend as much time with her as we can.  Because there are so many who want to see her, a schedule is being set up for us to follow.  While that is difficult, we all want what is best for her and more than a few people in her room at a time is just too much for her. 

Last night I chose one of my cards, wrote her a letter and then today I picked up some flowers & went to see her for the first time.  I'm glad I didn't cry.  I gave her the card, told her about the letter & suggested she read it when she could and then I said "boy, this was a stupid thing you went and did."  It broke the ice and we all laughed.

Dec. 25

Hi all.  These cards were created with our Simply Scrappin Kit Christmas Jingle.  Our kits are absolutely wonderful.  They come with 3 sheets each of 12x12 double-sided paper, 2 sheets each of 12x12 Textured Card Stock and 2 sheets of each of 3 different 6x12 Die Cuts.  The Die Cuts are similar to stickers, they are thicker & are repositionable for up to 24 hours.  So making these cards were simple and fun!  Great for a night when you want to create but don't want to bring out the stamps, cleaner & so on.

I created another 5 cards almost exactly like these, one 8x8 scrapbook page, and 1 garland.  I will try to show you those in the upcoming days.  Guess what?  I still have lots of paper and die-cuts to create with.


Recipe -

CS - Very Vanilla Textured
Simply Scrappin Kit - Christmas Jingle
Accessories - Bold Brights Brads, Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Ribbon Originals Alopine (retired), Dimensionals, Crimper, Scalloped Edge & Square Punch

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Make Merry

CS - Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Real Red, YoYo Yellow
Stamps - Make Merry
Tools - Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Bold Brights Buttons, White Embroidery Floss, Scalloped Edge Punch, Stampin Write Markers Old Olive, Close to cocoa

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Serene Snowflakes

One of my favorite SU designers is Sandi MacIver. I got my inspiration from her for this card. I didn't have the stamp set that she used so I used Serene Snowflakes with some of our new Shimmer Paint in Platinum. This one didn't come together as easily as some do though, maybe I've got bad mojo this week. I certainly feel like it. Persevere Deloris, it will get better.

Friday, my stamp group gets together, so I have something to look forward to, besides appointment after appointment this week.

Stamps - Serene Snowflakes
CS - Taken With Teal, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink - Taken With Teal
Punches - 1-3/8, 1-1/4, 1 inch Circle, Scalloped Edge, Horizontal Slot
Accessories - Satin Ribbon, Stampin Write Marker, Coluzzle
DSP - Holiday Lounge

Monday, November 16, 2009

Very Merry

I'm back. I've had computer issues again & then I decided to take a break from blogging. When I first scanned this card it didn't show up very well because the base is white, so I added some Choc Chip CS behind it. I think it looks much better. Thanks for coming by to visit.

Recipe -
Card Stock - Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal
DSP - Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Stamps - Short & Sweet (retired), Autumn Days
Ink - Stampin Write Markers
Accessories - Bigz Die Lattice, Big Shot

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Getting the Holiday Spirit

Paper - Choc Chip, Whisper White, So Saffron, other
Accessories - Ornament Punch, Silver Cord, Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Autumn Splendor

Hi all. How is your week going? Good, I hope. I had to make a trip to Target tonight & ran into a friend, Maria. Maria, it was nice to see you.

Have you seen this new DSP? I just love the colors and the designs. It's so awesome in person. Let me know if you would like to see it up close and personal.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Goblin Greetings Tin

Wow, I can't believe Halloween is 2 weeks away! Here is a fun project for you today. If you would like to order supples, please let me know - you can also shop 24/7 on my website. If you need help putting it together, I'm happy to help you!

Grateful Greetings
Twick or Tweet
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Black card stock
Pumpkin Pie card stock
Whisper White card stock
Night & Day Specialty Designer Series paper
Watercolor Pencils
Basic Black 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals
Sizzix Big Shot
Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die
Clear Circle Bigz Clear die
Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die
Circles #2 Originals die
Backgrounds 1 Texturz Texture Plates
Round tin

Sunday, October 18, 2009

My Thoughts Tonight

It's been a difficult week with car issues, computer issues, and financial issues, so if you have missed me, thanks so much for coming back.

KC, my cat, wants to say hi to everyone, too.

Tomorrow is Octoberfest at my church so Friday & Saturday I have been creating items for sale. Hope to see some of you there.

I've set a goal to sell a certain amount of Stampin Up items and pre-made items by the end of the year, so I am going to ask all of my friends & family to help me. I'll be selling beautiful hand-made Christmas cards - 5 cards for $12.00. I know I can do it. If you would like to help, let me know.

Friday night was our monthly stamp meeting. We had a lot of fun catching up, stamping, & learning new techniques. I'll be showing you those in the upcoming weeks. There was one thing I learned that I want to start right away. I'll providing weekly projects, promos, tips, gift ideas, etc. I have so much I want to share with you!

I went to church Saturday night & would like to share some of that with you tonight. Pastor's message was titled "Whole Life Stewardship - True Riches in Christ." Jesus said, "Go, sell everything you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven." (Mark 10:21)

First, let me say that this was a difficult message for me. Being low on the financial totem pole, it's hard to feel generous & give away what little I have or the money I want to make to buy the things I want to have, instead of giving it away. I wonder if anyone would feel differently about their possesions. I wondered to myself, as I sat there in Churh, looking around at others who were there, will they give everything they have away? I beleive that the text is telling us that the real treasure is God. If some of you are asking yourself - does Jesus really want me to give everything I have away? Can I keep some of it? If I give it all away, then I will be poor. " In our heart, we know the answer, but we want to bargain with God. So, the question becomes, "how much do I want Jesus?" Again, I'm not doing very well with my answer.

After Jesus has this conversation with the rich man, Jesus predicts his own death. Even more radical than what Jesus asked the rich man, God asked Jesus for his all, including his life!. And Jesus did, for us. This was powerful to hear. How many times have I heard Jesus died for our sins? I've heard this since I was in Sunday School! Can you imagine giving your life for someone? Can you imagine giving up your life? Think about those who have died in combat, or those who serve in our Police & Fire Departments who have lost their lives. They died for you and me! Can we ever repay them?

Today, through faith in Jesus, we have forgiveness, and where there is forgiveness, all things are possible.

This was a heavy & difficult message tonight. As Pastor says, maybe we should find a balance. We're not going to give everything away, but if our possessions are preventing us from a life with God, then we need to rethink our priorities. If we can give of ourselves to others, God promises to care for us in this world and the next one. There is a but, life is better with Christ but it is also filled with pain, suffering, etc.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I'm Still Around

I can't believe it has been a whole week since I've posted. I'm so sorry. My car has been in the shop. I fried the motherboard on my computer. A friend of a friend sold me another computer. Nothing works. I have to go searching for the files & open them up, but they are missing a file so am e-mailing help desks all over everywhere. I've been working (volunteering) at my church several days a week. By the time I get home, get supper, do a little housecleaning, I'm ready for bed! Please bear with me as I settle into my new routine.

I'm trying to finish a couple of scrapbook pages. Hope to have those for you later this week.

I still would like to have a Holiday Open House, but just can't make myself commit to it. Somebody hit me with a wet noodle.

I hope you will come back.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

91 Years Old Today

Happy, Happy Birthday Dona! Let's celebrate! I'll bring the cake, ice cream & balloons. See ya this afternoon.

CS: Pink Passion & Choc Chip Text., Whiper White
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
DSP - Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink - Choc. Chip
Accessories - Choc. Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads, Elegant Bouquet Texturz Die, Dimensionals, Sanding Block
Tools - Crimper, Big Shot
Punches - Scalloped Square, Modern Lable

Friday, October 2, 2009

Catching Up

Wow, can't beieve it is only Friday. All day I've been thinking it was Saturday. I have been volunteering a my church several days a week - usually Wednesday, Thursday & Friday and I am loving every minute of it. The self-confidence I lost during my depession is growing by leaps and bounds! I can't thank Jayna enough of that she has done for me, she keeps telling me I do the same for her. I can't remember working for someone who continually thanks you and tells you how much you are helping them! Certainly not my previous employer - AT&T.

I have updated my blog with the new promos & projects for this month, so I hope you have a few minutes to check this out.

Also, I finally have the correct batteries for digital camera battery charger, so I'll be out taking photos of quite a few projects I have for you.

Kathy recently sent my some info regarding a light box that is easily made at home. I haven't had time to look at it, but I'm thinking that will solve some of my lighting problems inside.

KC, my cat, is finding it hard to be by himself when I am gone! If everyone could say "poor baby" it would make him feel more loved right now. (chuckling, but serious)

I've reconnected with my neice, Blair. I have enjoyed catching up with her. Looking forward to more. She graduates from high school next year. Quinn, my nephew, is busy with hockey & school. They are great students and great people.

Well, I have you caught up with my life. I'm looking forward to scrapbooking tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone. See you on the flip side.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I'm so thankful for my wonderful friends! They have been so understanding and patient with me while I have been dealing with depession these past few years. I can't thank them enough. I sometimes wonder what they see in me, though I know that is my depression talking. I hope that if you know somone who is struggling that you are able to be caring and supportive. Many of you probably know how hurtful family and friends can be and how many years it can take to get past the pain.

Kathy made this for me to celebrate my birthday (in June), but it is just as important now as it would have been then. Thanks Kathy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Each One Of Us . . .

Is God's Special Work of Art.

This is so true. Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. Another CASE, found here.

CS - Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal, Really Rust
DSP - Autumn Meadows
Stamps - Autumn Splendor, Word's of Wisdom
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Linen Thread, Beads (other)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Trust In The Lord

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. About an hour ago I decided to make a card for tonight's post. I wanted to use a leaf theme and I had several leaves already cut using the new Stampin Up Leaves #2 Die. The scanner didn't pick up the colors very well, if we have any sunshine tomorrow, I'll try to get a better pic.

Stamps - Words of Wisdom (retired)
CS - Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard, Taken With Teal
DSP - Autumn Meadows
Ink - Taken With Teal
Accessories - Library Clips, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crushed Curry

Speaking of curry, what is your favorite recipe with this "secret ingredient?" Yes, I have been watching Iron Chef America. Still, I'd love to see your recipes. Just click on "comment" on the bottome of this post.


Aren't these colors just yummy! They remind me of linens my sister brought back from India for me for Christmas last year. As soon as I can find the right batteries for my recharger, I will get a picture of it posted here for you. The colors are so vivid & are so similar to Stampin Up's 6 new colors for this year.

CS - Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Stamps - Great Friend
DSP - Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink - Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories - So Saffron Brads, Dimensionals
Punches - 3/4" Circle & Scalloped Edge

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Just For You

I loved the simplicity and beauty of this card. This card will be for my card ministry this month. It didn't scan very well, though. Tuesday & Wednesday of this week, my scrapbooking ladies from church will be getting together. When we last met, they indicated they would like to help make cards so I will have this project ready for them.

Stamps - Trendy Trees, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS - Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Really Rust
DSP - Delicate Dots (retired)
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Really Rust
Punches - Word Window, 1/8" circle
Accessories - Stamp-a-ma-jig, 5/8" Choc Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Linen Thread

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Creepy Crawly, Oh My Golly

I wanted a quick card for tonight and I wanted to use this stamp set, so headed to SCS & found this card. I changed a couple of things so as to use what supplies I had on hand.

This month I celebrated my 5 years as a Stampin Up Demonstrator & one of the most fun things about stampin for so long is the supplies you have built up. When you find a design you like, you can pretty much recreate it right then and there - not have to go shopping all over town to find them!

Something else I would like to say tonight is that there are many kinds of stampers/scrapbookers. Those who design their own, and those who are creative copiers, and let me tell you that both are hugely successful! In Stampin Up we believe in CASE - Copy And Share Everything. Be proud of your copied designs, give the original designer all the credit that is due her/him.

Each of us have special gifts that God has given us, so show your copied designs off to the world!

CS - Basic Black, Only Orange, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP - Haloween Night (retired)
Ink - Old Olive, Basic Black
Punches - Scalloped Circle, Circle 1-3/8 & 1-1/4, Modern Label
Accessories - Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, Only Orange Eyelets (retired)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Merry Christmas

Isn't this pretty! Lisa brought this for us today to make. This gorgeous deer comes in a single stamp set for only $8.95. You can purchase it 24/7 on my Stampin Up webiste, just click on the Catalog to the left.

CS - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Stamps - Dasher, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Real Red, Craft Chocolate Chip, Silver Encore
DSP - Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Ribbon - Whisper White Organza
Punches - Eyelet Border, Lg Oval, Scalloped Oval
Accesories - Sponges, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder

Hello There!

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I've been super busy & dealing with my sometimes one-track mind. Later today, Lisa is coming over for lunch and stamp. This is one of the cards we will do. One of my new color combo favorites is Kraft & Whisper White. Hope you like it!

Stamps - Cheap Talk
CS - Kraft, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
DSP - Patterns Pack III - Mellow Moss (hostess)
Ink - Mellow Moss, Craft Whisper White
Punches - Scalloped Edge, Circles 1 & 1-1/4
Accessories - Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon (double-sided), Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


In the cool of the evening
When everything is getting kind of groovy
You call me up and ask me
Would I like to go with you and see a movie?
First I say no, I've got some plans for tonight.
And then I stop and say all reight.
Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little boy like you.

One of my favorite songs, by Dusty Springfield.

Another card Joyce & did last night. Love the colors!

CS - Summer Sun, Basic Black, Blue Bayou (retired), Whisper White
Ink - Summer Sun, Blue Bayou (retired)
Buttons - other
Embossing Folders - other

Scarry Spider

I spent the evening with my friend Joyce & her Mom. While the charcoals were heating up, we created a couple of cards. First, let me just say, Joyce is the Queen of Stamps, & I mean that in the best possible way. She just loves everything about it! I love being a part of it. This is the first card I designed using the MOJO Monday Sketch Week 101.

CS - Basic Black, Pumpking Pie, Whisper White
DSP - Creepy Crawlers (retired)
Embossing Folders - other
Accessories - Circle Scissor,
Ink - Black StazOn

Monday, September 7, 2009

Best Witches

Ever have one of those days? Where you feel like you're falling in a pot of crap, then someone just comes in & makes it worse - like sitting on you? Well, Best Witches Sista!

CS - Basic Black, Only Orange, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamps - Halloween Hoot
Inks - Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories - Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Markers - Yo Yo Yellow, Pale Plum, Old Olive,
Punches - 1-3/8 & 1-1/4 circle

Sunday, September 6, 2009

You Rock

This card was so adorable. It is has been in My Favorites at Splitcoaststampers for awhile, but I didn't have Kraft envelopes until recently. I had never taken a card & turned it into an envelope, so it was a fun one to do. So easy, here is the tutorial.

CS - Old Olive, Kraft, Real Red
DSP - Fall Flowers (retired)
Stamps - Just Jawing, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Basic Black
Accessories - Red Gingham Ribbon, Crimper, Markers, Old Olive Brads, Green Bead Duo
Punches - Round Tab, Eyelet Border, Boho Flower

Saturday, September 5, 2009

For You - Fresh Cut Flowers

Aren't these colors just yummy? Here is my inspiration. Hope you are having a super holiday weekend. Enjoy & be safe.

CS - Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Really Rust, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
DSP - Patterns Pack (Hostess Level 1)
Ink - Really Rust, Night of Navy
Stamps - Fresh Cuts
Accessories - Ribbon Originals Elementary, Designer Buttons Latte, Fresh-Cut Notes
Punches - 5 Petal, Ticket Corner

Friday, September 4, 2009

Did You Know?

That by clicking on one of our monthly projects (see the left side of my blog) you will be taken to a list of the items to make this project & the ability to order them directly from me at the same time. Have some of the items already? Just uncheck that item & you're good to go. And, if you need help in putting it together, that's what I'm here for! Check them out.

Happy Thanksgiving

Another CASE. This was such a beautiful card that I had to make it myself. Actually, Lisa & I got together recently to stamp & this was the card I took for us to do. I just love it!

You can see the original card done by Vera below.

CS - Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Craft, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
DSP - Autumn Time
Stamps - Autumn Splendor
Ink- Bravo Burgundy
Stampin Write Markers - Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard
Accessories - Kraft Corduroy Button, Dimensionals, Burgandy Grosgrain Ribbon, Crimper
Punches - Modern Label

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thank You Blair

I want to say a special thank you to my neice, Blair, for stopping by the other night. We reconnected recently via Facebook & texted each other Monday night. What a treat that was as we hadn't talked in such a long time. School was starting back up the next day - her first day as a Senior in High School. I hope this year is a fabulous one for her, I know mine was.

Simply Beautiful

I saw this card on another blog & simply had to CASE (copy & share everything) it. When I find her name, I'll post it back here.

CS - Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Punch - 5 Petal Flower
Accessories: Pretties Kit
Big Shot & Lattice Die

Halloween is a Hoot

This is a MOJO Monday sketch - number 102. I sort of used this week's technique challenge at Splitcoaststampers, also. The number is TLC235. I did not do it exactly because I didn't reread the instructions. Something I do frequently, unfortunately. I used Magic Mesh & laid it on the Orange cs, then using a sponge paint brush and some yellow acrylic paint, brushed over the the mesh.

CS - Basic Black, Only Orange, Green Galore, Whisper White
Stamps - Halloween is a Hoot
Ink - Basic Black
Markers - YoYo Yellow, Green Galore, Ruby Red, Soft Suede
Punches - Photo Corners
Tools - Coluzzle
Accessories - Vintage Brads

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sweet Rewards Hostess Promotion

Earn even more free products with our limited-time hostess offer! From September 1-November 30, host a $250 Stampin' Up! workshop, and choose any one item* from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalog for just $10!

Choose from our award-winning stamps, beautiful new Simply Adorned jewelry, exclusive Build-A-Bear Workshop products, or latest dies for the Sizzix Big Shot. With so much to choose from, you'll feel like a kid in a candy shop!

Best of all, this amazing offer is in addition to the already fantastic rewards we offer to our hostesses.

Make plans today to host your own Stampin' Up! workshop and enjoy this sweet reward.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Armor of God

Saturday at Church was another enlightening experience for me & would like to share. The theme was The Armor of God - Divine Protection. be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For your struggle is not against flesh and blood . . ."

We know that evil exists all around us in this world, but we forget that it is also in us. The threat is not just physical, it is also spiritual.

God sent his Son into our dangerous & broken world to protect & care for us, and to show us the way. He sent his Son to redeem us. Why did God do this? Simply because he loves us.

We can find strength in him. God's power makes a way for us to contend against the evil around us, and the evil within us. God's power in Christ brings us inner peace - no matter the struggle around us.

Evil is real but it will never win in the end. God will. His love will endure forever!

Blessings to each of you,

Time Passes Friendship Stays Right Where It Belongs

I needed a quick card for tonight. One of the advantages of being a Stampin Up Demonstrator is that every day they share about 7 new cards with us that have been sent in by Demos. This is one of them. The colors she used were Real Red & Yo Yo Yellow. I chose Bordering Blue & Pretty in Pink. You know, I have never used this color combo before and, I really like it. In fact, I rarely use Bordering Blue. It has a lot of gray in it so I frequently use the Marker. For accessories, I used Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon and the Ribbon Slider from the Hodgepodge Hardware.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love sharing my creativeness! Feel free to leave a comment or share your website with us.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

She's 18 Years Old

My neice turns 18 next week, this is the card I made for her. I hope she likes it.

CS - Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Stamps- Flight of the Butterfly
Ink - Craft Not Quite Navy, Classic Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy
Punches - Butterfly
Accessories: So Saffron Ribbon, Not Quite Navy Brads, Chipboard

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thank You

I made this card last for a friend to give to her sister who likes jewel tones so I thought Rich Razzleberry would be perfect. I also used this week's sketch at

Thanks so much for stopping by.

CS - Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Going Gray, Basic Gray, Whisper White
DSP - Cottage Wall
Ink - Pale Plum
Accessories - White Satin Ribbon

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Monique's SWAP

If you like simple elegance, then this card you will surely love!

Friday, August 21, 2009


Happy Birthday to you! As you might have guessed, our swaps this month was based on Birthdays. Fun & Fast Notes had a birthday cake with candles, and I hadn't used this set in a long time. You might think about this set, as it is so versatile & comes with greetings.

When you mount stamps like these, you can also cut off the verse & mount it on another piece of wood, if you have access to these. This would be a great time saver for you. If you have how-to questions regarding this or any other stamping/scrapping project, just let me know. I am glad to help.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!

CS - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, So Saffron
DSP - Pink Flamingo
Stamps - Fun & Fast Notes
Ribbon - Originals Elementary
Markers - Chocolate Chip, Real Red, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise
Punch - Boho Flower

Theresa's SWAP

Theresa used the Big Shot & the Build a Flower Die to create these pretty flowers for her card. The verse is from Heard From The Heart. Theresa so glad you joined us!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Prayer For Me This Week

I would like to share a prayer with you. Brad, a Deacon of my church, included it in his message last weekend & I wanted to work on it, so I asked if he would e-mail it to me. I'm grateful that he took the time to do so. Forgiveness is such a difficult thing to do, especially if that person has hurt you deeply.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I pray that you give me the grace to forgive others just as you forgave me so that I can stay in a close loving relationship with you and the people around me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Blessings to all of you.

Arla's SWAP

Wow! I love how the Crushed Curry really pops on the Soft Suede! Arla used the Great Friend Stamp set & the new Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot ribbon. She also used the fabulous Sizzix Movers & Shakers Die to punch the Curvy Label in the center of the card. This cool tool will even score your card for you! I'm in love. (sigh)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


This is Lisa's swap. Isn't it pretty? I love the new Soft Suede color with Cameo Coral. She used one of the white silk flowers in the Pretties Kit & & colored it with Soft Suede Re-Inker.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Happy Birthday

I want to show you our swaps for this month, the theme was Happy Birthday. Don't you just adore these colors? You'll love the ease of this card, lots of punches were used.

If Nothing Ever Changed, Then There Would Be No Butterflies - Unknown

Isn't this card just gorgeous? Lisa provided the supplies for all of us to make it. It was such a fun evening. A few of us were able to be there early so we had a taco salad supper & rainbow sherbet for dessert. We got all of our heartbreak out in the open, shed some tears, passed around hugs & then had a blast stamping. There were great swaps & many of us brought projects that we had been working on at home to show off. We played with the new Movers & Shakers Die. Wow, that one is amazing & will do so much for you. Several brought cardstock/DSP to cut from the cool tools that were available that night. We also decorated flip flops. How fun is that! Will try to get pics for you on that one!

I love that you stopped by! Hope to see you again.


Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Elegant Bouquet
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Medallion
Punch: Butterfly
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Cameo Coral
Gold Elastic Cord (this can be found in the new Holiday mini catalog)
Ribbon: Originals Orchard.