Friday, April 29, 2011

What'z Up?

Just playing around and needed a quick card.  The flowers are designer paper from Paper Studio and I just cut them out and glued them on a solid background.  I added a little color with stickles and the heart stickers in the middle of each flower.  I stamped the phrase and voila...I'm done.  I am sending this to my friend that moved to Chicago last year.  I miss her.  She is 88 years old and we used to go out to eat a lot and had the best time.  I miss talking to her.  We could sit and talk forever.  It was time for her to move closer to her family and she is doing well and is very happy.  Hey! Dorothy!

Victorian Leftovers

I wanted to use the scrap paper left over from my MOM card so I came up with these three.  I thought this girl would go perfect with this background paper.  I'm not sure what stamp company she is from.  Another simple card but as I said before I am just getting back into the swing of things so I am not getting too detailed right now.  Besides Clean and Simple is in right??? 

Daily Ponderings:  God is the strength of my heart. Psalm 73:26

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Little Chicky

What a cute little chick-a-dee. I made these for the kids in my neighborhood. I'm the crazy lady down the street that they all like to come see and hang out with. Now don't get confused...I'm not the crazy "cat" lady down the street just the crazy lady. I was never blessed with children and so I have to spoil everybody elses. We have fun and hopefully I am teaching them some things that they will remember for the rest of their lives. I try to teach them about right and wrong and build their character. They don't get away with much when they are down at my house but we still have lots of fun. Kids just need someone to listen to them and give them attention and most people shoo them away and tell them to go play or watch TV. Well about the card...this was a dollar stamp from Michaels several years ago and the rest is just designer paper from Hobby Lobby of course.

Daily Ponderings: Whosoever receiveth one of such children in my name, receiveth me....Mark 9:37 Children are very precious to God and they should be precious to us. Treat them with the respect they deserve and don't look at them as a nuisance. Spend quality time with them for they are our future and must be taught morals and values. Lack of character and morals is why our nation is in the mess it is in. Let's make a difference!

Hippity Hoppity

I just love this Bunny Stamp from Paper Inspirations. I actually love all of their stamps. They are so pretty and just pop once they are colored. I made these cards to send to my girlfriends for Easter this year. I had a different layout in my mind but as usual it didn't work out on the actual card so I had to improvise with the background paper. I still like how they turned out but still not my first choice of layout. I colored the rabbit with Prisma pencils and then blended with Gamsol. I went around the edges with a Gold Leaf Pen and I added a little scoring on the top and bottom of each card to add a little something extra.

Stamp: Paper Inspirations, Ink: Making Memories Sepia, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Designer Paper: Paper Inspirations from Hobby Lobby, Technique: Prisma Colors and Gamsol

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I made this card for the Splitcoast CAS116 challenge - the Artist's Rule of 3. CAS stands for Clean and Simple and I gotta tell ya it doesn't get much simpler than this. Background paper and one stamp and're done. The paper is from Hobby Lobby and the stamp is from Stamps N More. I got the inspiration for the design and colors from a lady's Easter outfit at church. She had a black and white jacket on similar to this background paper and a touch of lime green with a shell underneath the jacket and earrings. It was so pretty and just stood out to me and as I kept looking at it I saw this card come to mind. Isn't it funny where you get your inspiration sometimes?

Daily Pondering: I am the Good Shepherd. I know my sheep... and my sheep know me. John 10:14-15

You have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you have the Shepherd you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner, and an anchor for every storm. You have everything you need. ~Max Lucado~

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Oh boy! It's a Girl!

This is a baby card I made for my new next door neighbor. They just had a beautiful baby girl! The only stamping is the phrase New Baby. The rest is just designer paper. Very easy. I guess you could call this a clean and simple card. The paper came from Hobby Lobby.

Daily Ponderings: "Make me to hear joy and gladness, Psalm 51:8

Sometimes I have to ask God to MAKE me hear joy and gladness espcecially when I am overwhelmed or stressed over something. I don't always concentrate on the positive so sometimes (more often than not) I have to ask God to show me the good and to MAKE me have and to hear joy and gladness around me. I have this verse on my bathroom mirror to remind me everyday to be more positive and to have more joy no matter what the circumstances. Not always an easy task I must admit. Enjoy your day!

Long Time No Post

First post in a very very very long time. I have been busy making jewelry and haven't been able to make cards too often. I used the Bargello technique from Splitcoast Stampers for this card. It was really easy and I like the look it makes for a background. The horse stamp is from Stampin Up. The rest is all paper I have had for a long long time ,probabaly from Hobby Lobby. Hope you enjoy. I am going to try to get back to posting more often.