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Thursday, July 29, 2010

I had so much fun making this tealight card.  I don't know if you'd even call it a card!  It's 12" tall, and shaped in a triangle.  I love the look that the stencil creates when you cut parts of the pattern out.  I forgot the paper piercing!  I just realized that - oh well!  Next one will get poked.  This is for a challenge with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Let Your Light Shine!  Sometimes I amaze myself with what I come up with, and this is one of those times.  I started out not knowing what I was going to do, or with what.  Then it all fell into place.  It seems to do that each time.  I don't have all of the supplies written down that I used, so I'll post those in a while.  I tried this Stampin' Up set called Tryptych, in color, and it just doesn't look at good as one color.  I don't think there's any other way to do these!  I'll have to experiment!

Monday, July 26, 2010

My hydrangea are done blooming, but when they were busy with it a few weeks ago, they were gorgeous!  Each time I get a new toy (punch, color, enbellishment) I have to do something with it right away.  This time it was the big punched Scallop.  I had seen a tute about making the 3-D flowers, and wanted to try them, too.  I like the way they turned out, and was amazed at how it didn't take much to get the petals to turn up and stay that way!  I don't think this could go in the mail in an envelope though.  I really like the brown and teal or blue together.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tranquility

I didn't know where I was going to go with this card when I started it, but it kept coming along, and coming along, until it is what it is!  It turned out better than I thought it would, and I don't know when I decided to do an Asian theme.  I used the bleach technique on black cardstock for the roses.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New "Joy" Card

This is the creation for yesterday.  It's called a "Joy" card - I don't know why, it just is!  En"joy" it!

I had a lot of fun playing with the different papers in the same color scheme.  I really hadn't done that before, and it's been a long time since I used a medallion stamp - a stamp that you use several times and then cut parts of it out to layer.

Take the time!

We are all busy, doing the everyday things of just life, sleeping, eating, playing and working.  Let's expand that to caring, sharing, loving, giving, being compassionate, and praying!  We may think of something we want to say to someone and don't take the time to do that, until when it is said, it doesn't have the same meaning or affect as if had been said at the time.  Let's take the time today to tell someone how much you care.  I appreciate each and every one of you who is reading this!  God bless your day!

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Hubby got Baptised!

I am so proud of Mike!  He decided a few weeks ago that he wanted to be baptized, again!  The first time was as an infant in a Catholic ceremony, and this one was because he wanted to be "born again", or make that public commitment that he was turning his life over to Christ, and that he had accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour!  There were five others that were "dunked" yesterday, and there was a festive aire in church!  Congratulations to each of you!

A Work in Progess

Well, it's coming along - my blog that is!  It took me nearly 80 hours to figure out how to use the blogging templates and all that goes with it from blogspot and shabbyblogs!  It's still being worked on, but it's getting there!  I'm learning a lot while doing it.

There are several card challenges that I'd like to participate in, so I need to get in there, and get to creating!  I hope everyone has a great week, and a good day today! 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hello!

Welcome to my page, and I hope you enjoy what you see!  I've been so inspired by other sites belonging to sister cardmakers!  I hope, in turn, even if in some very small way, someone will be inspired by something I've created.

I've been stamping for nine years!  My good friend, Jane, introduced me to her stamps one day, and I've been doing it ever since!  Before that, I was just scrapping.  Now I'm doing more card-making than scrapping, although I really need to do both!  I would be happiest just staying in my craft room creating to my heart's content!  I thank God for blessing me with the gift of being able to use my hands this way! 

This is one of the cards I recently made for a good friend's birthday in June.  I love working with the open passe-parts stencils!  They just make anything they are put on something elegant and beautiful.  I love all things Victorian, or Edwardian, and my husband, Mike, says I was born in the wrong era.  lol  He could be right!  If I could wear the gowns of the Victorian era along with some of my Red Hat Society hats, I'd be in heaven. 

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Mount Juliet, TN, United States
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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