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Monday, August 10, 2015


Hello, again!  The roses on this card were stamped with ones from a new set from Our Daily Bread Designs, called "Fragrance".  So detailed and fun to color. 
I used black Versafine ink for the flowers to capture the detail, and regular water-based markers to color the image in.  I stamped the background using the same stamp and didn't color the images to give it a more lacy-vintage look.  I used an embossing folder called Birds and Swirls on the white background, a little ribbon, and a ribbon stamp on yellow for the center strip.  Everything was then mounted on a 6 1/2" x 4" piece of cantaloupe cardstock.  May God fill your life with the fragrance of His never-ending love!

Teal and Green Florals

Hello, all!  Welcome back!

A friend gave me a stack of cardstock that is absolutely gorgeous, so I had to work with it!  There are so many pages that coordinate together, it's hard to choose.  I think it's called Boho. 

Anyway, I wanted to share these three cards using the same paper, but in random patterns and layout.  The other component that is the same on each, is the wings and sentiments from a new Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set.  Each set of wings is glittered just a bit on the edges.  I hope you enjoy them.

Everything is Okay!

Hi!  I just have to share this one with you!  This is one of my favorite popup box cards, and I just get a little giddy with the cheer it brings!  OK, I'm all better now.  haha

I love blue and white together, and found this beautiful cardstock - I have no idea where I got it from, but it doesn't matter - I'm glad I had it to use!  The sentiment, "everything is going to be okay" is from Verve.  If you need a one-liner sentiment, or one verse from the bible, Verve is the place to find them!  This card is 5" x 6" and will fold flat to fit in a large card envelope.  I used a butterfly that is 3D on the inside, so it makes it about 1/4" thick, so a little extra postage will be required.

The inside sentiment reads, "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strengths - Corrie ten Boom".  The flowers and sentiment are from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I love the cornflowers!  A friend gave me the butterfly which fit into the scene perfectly!  It's wings are made from bird feathers.  This card epitomizes summer in my mind.  What do you think?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Beginning is Always Today

Hi, friends!  I was rummaging around in a drawer in the craft room, and came across some Stampin' Up rub-ons that I didn't know I had, so decided to use them.  That's the thing - I've got so much because my husband is generous and understands my passion for creating, but I know I've overdone it, and have way too much!  When you find things you don't remember buying or being given, then it's time to purge, so things can be used and enjoyed.  I guess my way of thinking is changing as I get older.  Physical things are just that, and having more is having less of the things in life that are most important.  How do you feel about it?

This is a multi-layered card, with five levels.  The base cardstock is white, then a patterned floral sheet, the teal stripe, then the green and teal floral paper.  The green flowers and swirls are the rub-on.  On top of the strip is a verse from a vellum verse pack that I mounted with teal rhinestone brads onto green striped cardstock.  This was adhered with foam dimensionals.  The letter "T" for "today" is from a package of alphabet charms, and was adhered with a foam dimensional after tying on some green ribbon which was taped to the back of the base floral paper, then applied to the white card.  I usually leave the inside of the card void of a sentiment so it can be tailored to a specific occasion, but I did put another flower rub-on inside.

Birthday Butterflies

Happy birthday, Julie!  (a few months behind in posting - ;))

This card is so cheery, and was left behind when she moved out a few months ago.  I had neglected to take a picture of it, so it's a good thing she did leave it.  The card shape is called a Double Display card.  I purchased them already cut and scored like this, but there are patterns for them online too.  It's a very fun card to make, and so many different colors, pattern and additions can be made to it!

This is the card opened, and so much can be added inside!  Surprise!  The verses are from Verve.

Thanks so much for checking in!  Have a great day!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Delight Yourself in the Lord

Having a fantastic weekend?  I am, just sitting inside in the coolness, not going outside in the 105 degree heat index sticky hot weather.  Sunburns and heatstroke are two things that really make me miserable, so I don't go out much in the summer.  Come on Autumn!

I love cutting out paper with new dies, and then piecing them together to see what I can come up with.  These die cuts are placed over a white piece of cardstock that was embossed.  The pearls were a light tan color, and I deepened the color to match the brown in the ribbon.  Copic markers are great for doing that with, then I added some stamp paint on top.  Psalm 37:4 is a clear stamp from Verve.  Card size is 5 x 5 1/2".

Brown and teal are two of my favorite colors together.  What are your favorites?

Rose of Encouragement

Hi!  I hope you're doing well, staying cool, and enjoying the summer!

The discipleship (student) classes being held at my church have really helped me grow in Christ.  One of the things we did was take a personal look at our strengths and weaknesses in many areas to determine what our spiritual gifts are.  Mine turned out to be hospitality and encouragement.  Whenever I hear of someone going through one of the dark valleys of life, I try to be an encouragement by sending them a card.  Even my husband has asked me for a card periodically for a co-worker. 

Speaking of encouragement, he has been my encourager!  Mike has referred my blog to some of his friends and co-workers, and this has resulted in many orders.  That is why I've been making so many pop-up box cards!  Well, sometimes we need to be encouraged also, and I was told by a very smart and insightful woman that I should make a card for myself!  That was an odd thing to think about, but the bible says we should love our neighbor as ourself, so if you need encouragement or cheering up for any reason, make yourself a card!  I know you know how it feels to get a card in the mail from someone unexpectedly, and what a surprise when you send yourself one!  I didn't recognize my own handwriting as first, so that gave me a laugh.  Love and encourage yourself, as you do others!

This card is one that was so easy, but looks so elegant.  I really liked how it turned out, so I'm going to have to go get some more of the Prima roses in varying colors to make more.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I added some fuchsia grosgrain ribbon, some vintage lace, and a little tan fancy trim.  The cardstock was given to me, so I'm sorry I don't know what pad it came from.

Thanks so much for checking in, and I hope you are happy and healthy!  Please leave a comment if you'd like.  Hugs!


Hello!  I just had to make another one!  The cheery, happy pop-up box cards!  If you haven't tried one, they are not difficult, and will cheer you as you assemble it!  You just can't help but smile as your put your own personal touch on it!

On this one, I used tan, burgundy, fuchsia, rose and a minty green cardstock over white.  I mixed and matched the die cut flowers on the different papers, and used the green for the leaves.  With the pearl centers, everything was brought together.  The sentiment if from Justrite's With Sympathy stamp set.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Halloween Early

Hello!  It's never too early to start stocking up on cards for specific holidays, so I've started my collection for Halloween.  Here are five recents.  Enjoy!

I used a spider web embossing folder for the purple background inked
with black ink, then matted the photo onto white, black sparkle
and orange cardstock.  The "h" and "g" are stickers. 
Some black sparkle was added to the witches hat and the fabulous
print is from a cd I ordered from Twisted Papers. 

A little different matting and a touch of ribbon change the
whole appearance of this card from the previous one. 
Don't you just love the print?

This little trick-or-treater is getting "tricked".  The ghost coming out from behind a scary, pointy gothic fence.  It looks like he's already been turned into the "Great Pumpkin!"  This is another print from the Twisted Papers cd.

A little more spider-webbing on a die cut background sets the stage
 for the "Great Pumpkin Boy" and his cat.

Another ghosty.  Love that black sparkle!

Paisley Thinking of You

Hi, y'all!  Using more of the cardstock a friend gave me that I've been bathing in (haha), this card is very cheery and colorful!  I love the paisley pattern.  The inside flowers are stamped with Heartfelt Creations Angel Trumpet Flower stamps, and hand-cut.  Love that hummer flitting around!  Very peachy!

The card is folded flat and ready to mail.

The card is open, with flowers and hummer mounted on strips of
clear poly-sumthin' (the stuff that static cling stamps come mounted
on when you purchase them).  The flowers have artificial stamins applied.
The mind is the first to go - I can't think of the name of it!  hehe

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I am a child of God, wife, mother of three, and gramma of six. I enjoy stamping, scrapbooking, beading, photography, sewing, camping, fishing, hiking and life! I am a retired dog groomer. Denver, Colorado, is where I was born and raised. I miss the snow and drier weather.

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