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.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


This is the 2nd card Joyce & I did. I really like the black embossing on these Asian cards, I also think that stamping in Versamark adds a real touch of elegance to them. Hope you like them, too. Thanks so much for stopping by.

I have lots of swaps to show you as we had our monthly stamp meeting last night. I had so much fun. So come back soon.

Stamps - Inkadinkado Asian by Design
Ink - Color Box Burnt Sienna, Amber gray, Prussian Blue & Olive Pastel
Ink - Black & Versamark
CS - Hobby Lobby
Embossing Powder - Black

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Inkadinkado - Asian by Design

I wanted to show you this stamp set we have been playing with. I just think it so pretty. Joyce is such a special person, she went & purchased one for me!

The Journey is the Reward

As I mentioned before, my friend Joyce loves Asian stamps and we have been having a lot of fun playing with them. I'm not use to making cards without paper, but I think this turned out nicely!

Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.

CS - Hobby Lobby, Whisper White
Stamps - Amuse Journey (sentiment), Inkadinkado Asian by Design
Embossing Powder - Gold, ?
Ink - Versamark

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Daily Reflection

I have not been following thru on my daily reflections, today was especially notable so here goes.
Pastor had taken the day off, so one of Deacons gave the message. Though disappointed, I wanted to get something out of it, so I said a prayer asking for patience & to hear whatever the message was. I am happy to say that God answered my prayer. It was a good service.

The message: Love is forgiving. Forgiving is love. When someone, especially those close to me, says something that really hurts, that hurt can last a very long time and forgiveness seems impossible. I am more aware now than ever before of "be careful what you say, as you can't take it back." And, when we are tired, frustrated, stressed, or are hurting it is much easier to say things that we should wait till a better time & say the words with love instead of with all the other feelings.

I pray that we all can learn this.


Good Friends

Yesterday, I received some bad news. Today, my friend Joyce called several times but I had left my cell phone in the car so didn't hear it. On the way to church, I found her message & called her back. She, & her Mom, invited me out to dinner & stamp afterwards. Normally, I would have declined, stayed home & entered back into my depression, but I said yes. I'm glad I did. We went to Red Robin, one of my favorite places to eat. Service wasn't so good, waiter having a bad night too, I guess. Joyce loves Asian artwork and has some beautiful stamps, so I really enjoyed playing with them tonight. I will show you those in the next couple of days.

The excitement of the night came as I was getting ready to go home. We were headed outdoors, Joyce was a couple of steps ahead of me. She had only taken a couple of steps when she uttered something & began to lose her balance at the same time. It was then that I noticed a snake about 3-1/2' long in her pathway! I thought I liked snakes, but I hid out in the house while her & Sue looked around for him. Finally, I decided I should be helping & stepped outdoors with them. Unfortunately, we didn't find him.

I just got a call from Joyce to tell me that Sue had taken one of the puppies out to potty & there he was - sprawled out on the concrete! She yelled at Joyce, "he's back!" Joyce hurried outside, but he had slithered away. He thought he was hid, but yes, you guessed it, he was located & then relocated!!! And they lived happily ever after. The end.

I love my life! Thanks for tonight's entertainment guys!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Big Winner

I made this for my sister for her birthday. She is the only one of my siblings that likes to gamble, so I thought it appropriate.

CS - Basic Black, Real Red, Going Gray
DSP - Jackpot
Ink - Basic Black, Real Red
Punches - Round Tab, Word Window
Accessories - Silver Brads

Puppy Love

I have been a bad girl this week, no postings since Monday. So sorry, I have been super busy. I invited my friend Joyce & her family over for a supper of italian meatloaf, garlic bread & green beans. Joyce & I decided to make a card on the spur of the moment while the others watched Dateline.

Since I didn't have anything planned, we started by going thru my stamps, since Joyce liked this one, we headed over to splitcoaststampers to look for a card to case. We found a beautiful card by mlj-mlj on splitcoast & here's our version!

Stamp Set - Puppy Love (retired)
Bashful Blue CS
Certainly Celery CS
Whisper White CS
Black StazOn
Stampin Write Markers - More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue & Creamy Caramel
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Spots & Dots
DSP Petal Prints (retired)
Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, August 3, 2009

You Only Live Once, But If You Do It Right, Once is Enough

My friend Joyce & her Mom came over for supper recently & she brought over some of her toys for us to play with. This is my finished project.

Stamps - Fifth Avenue Floral
CS - Bravo Burgundy, Creamy Caramel
Ink- Night of Navy, Bravo Burgundy
Ribbon Original - Prep School (retired)
Fiskars 12 inch Rotary Paper Trimmer & Cutting Edge Blade

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mom & Crosswords

I think it is important to scrapbook our memories even if we don't have pictures. This is one especially close to my heart.

Teal Other CS
Red Other CS
Very Vanilla CS
Decorative Paper -
October Afternoon - Road Map - Blue & White Motel
October Afternoon - Road Map - Vacationer Motel
October Afternoon - Cherry Hill - Recipe Box
October Afternoon - Cherry Hill - Sunday Dishes
Punches - 1" & 3/4", 1/8" Circles
Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon
Sizzix Sizzlits Boxed Brush Alpha Dies
Paper Shapers Flower Punch

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hi All

I've just updated my blog with the new August promos & projects - I hope you enjoy them. MIA most of this week. My apologies. Have been extremely busy - something new for me. Hope to have some new posts for you this weekend. Please come back.