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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sweet Pea - priscillastyles Team B sketch MMSC92

Hello, and Happy Almost Springtime!  I have three daffodils completely bloomed in my back yard, and they are a site for cold eyes!  hehehe  I can't believe they've already bloomed, and there's many more on the way! 

Here is my card made for the above sketch challenge, and I really love Priscilla's Sweet Pea image!  You can find the image at "priscillastyles Store" here.  You can also see the projects of the other design team members here.  I think the card is pretty plain except for the flowers - I've been "stumped" lately for ideas on layout, color, etc.  Please feel free to leave a comment below.  Thanks for visiting, and I hope you are well, happy, and blessed! 

Friday, February 18, 2011


A very sweet woman and good friend of mine had major surgery 10 days ago.  I wanted to tell her we missed her at church service (she's also the church secretary), and at the Valentine's dinner and concert we had at church Monday night.  We don't know when she'll be back, but when we took her and her hubby dinner last night, she said she was ready to get off the couch!  I wished her quick healing and a speedy thorough recovery with this card -
I was really surprised when I used three different Spellbinders dies and the points all matched up!

This is a closeup of the flower and the dimension put into it to make it more 3-D.
Thanks for stopping by!  St. Patrick's Day is up next!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Heartfelt Creations Design Team photos - new release!

Happy Valentine's Day, all you sweeties out there!  I have been so blessed to have been chosen to be on the Heartfelt Creations design team these past six months!  I, as well as other team members, have expressed the desire to remain on the team, or to do a blog hop together.  (I imagine that each member on every team has expressed the same desire.)  We don't know what Emma Lou or Linda will deside to do, but whatever it is, we'll still have been blessed to use their products, get to know one another, and become friends!  I will have the opportunity to meet Emma Lou and Linda if they are both at the CKC show in Louisville, KY, on March 11 & 12!  I cannot wait to meet them, so I can thank them in person!  Their talent is amazing, God-given and I am so lucky to have been able to share in all of this with the other team members!  They are all wonderful designers, whether it be cards or scrapbook pages, altered projects, or gift tags!  The variety is endless, as well as the talent!  Thank you all, Ladies, for the inspiration you have given me, the discussions we've had, and the friendships we've made.  God bless you!

Here are photos of my recent designs using the newly released set by Heartfelt Creations, called the New Life collection.  You can view all of the design team's creations by going here.  The HC blog has all the instructions on how to create the projects you see.  I'd love to see any project you make with your sets!  Just forward it to me in an email or link it to your comment!

You may not believe it, but I've been using makeup and nail polish to color some of my cards, just to have fun, and see how they come out.  Stained Glass Background PreCut Set, Product ID: HCPC 3364, Wrought Iron Cross PreCut Set, Product ID: HCPC 3366, Hydrangea/ Posy Branch PreCut Set, Product ID: HCPC 3301

Closeup of the card and "stained glass".

These Cross stamp sets are so gorgeous!  The one above is called Wrought Iron Cross PreCut Set
Product ID: HCPC 3366.  Below is Decorative Vintage Cross PreCut Set Product ID: HCPC 3365

I also used Easter Lilies PreCut Set Product ID: HCPC 3370  on the above card.  The ribbon technique is called Ruching and you can see Becca's tutorial on how to do it by clicking here.
I hope you've enjoyed your visit to "my place", and I appreciate you coming!  Please leave some "love" in the comments section if you'd like.  I'd love to hear from you!

MMSC90 Sunflower Card

Hi, everyone!  Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to take a look at my blog.  Here is a new Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge that I had a lot of fun making.  Don't you just love sunflowers?  Priscilla is a great artist, and I love her images.  You can visit her store at
(ps) "priscillastyles" MMSC90

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day! Valentine Drawing!

Hi, and Happy Heart Day!  Today, I'd like to share the Valentine's card I made my sweet husband.  He'll probably see it on here, so, "Happy Valentine's Day, Sweetheart!  I love you!"  And for all of you Sweeties out there, "Happy Heart Day!" to you as well!  If you are so inclined, please leave some love in the comments section.  I'd like to know how you are and if there is a special someone in your life, and how you met.  Someone will win one of my Valentine's cards.  The ending time is midnight tomorrow.

Mike and I met in 1979, at the Airmen's Club at Lowry AFB, Denver, Colorado, after we were both "stood-up".  We were to meet dates at the club, and both were waiting...and waiting...and waiting.  It was nearly an hour drive home through the city, so before I left, I went up to the bar to get a glass of water.  Mike was behind me in line.  He heard me order the water, and said, "Be careful!  That stuff will get to you!"  Can you believe that I fell for a smart-aleck?  We started talking, found that we had both been left without dates, and decided to spend the evening dancing.  Later that night as we talked, we found out that we had both been married before on the same date, 1-17, and that we share the same birthday, 9-22! 
Mike holds the key to my heart!

It may be a little key, but my heart is big!
Have a wonderful day!

Semper Augustus Tulips

Hello, again!  I had to share a card I made using the new Heartfelt Creations Semper Augustus PreCut Stamp Set.  This set blew me away when I saw it, and it was really interesting to learn about the history of this now nonexistent Dutch tulip.  You can read about it, and what makes the white striations here.  I was really surprised that some Dutchmen would pay more than a year's salary for one or two bulbs!  I love Spring, because I have planted many tulip bulbs in my yard, and they just brighten everything up after a cloudy and dull winter!  I just wish they would last a little longer!  It is February 1, 2011, and my daffodil bulbs are coming up!  They are about 3-4 inches tall!  They can tell that Spring is coming, I guess, and the temperature outside has warmed up a bit.

Well, I'm off to the stamp room!  I'm an addict, what can I say?  My name is Clare, and I'm a stampaholic!  There, I said it!  lol  Have a great day!  =l)


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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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