"I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth." Genesis 9:13

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Red & Yellow & Black

Here is the card I just made for 2 challenges:
1) Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge
2) Christian Paper Crafts Magazine Monday Color Challenge

This is not a color combo that I would normally use ... but I really like the finished product!!
Hope you do too! Another thing that I did that took me out of my box was to ink up stems and leaves in RED instead of green ... I really wanted to use this background stamp Pretty Petals and would normally ink the stems and leaves in Old Olive... but not today ... I wanted to truly stick to the color challenge!

Thanks for peeking in!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Versamark Resist

Good afternoon!
Don't know where the morning went... I spent it doing some writing and "Blog Housework" ...

Here are a couple cards I made last week using the VersaMark Resist Technique. I stamped the image with VersaMark on glossy cardstock; then took a tissue, rubbed it on my ink pad, then over the CS; as you can see the VM resisted the ink. Too Cool!

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Special Card!

Hi Everyone!

Here is the card I made the other day for a very Special Person ... my girl!!!! Made it, and sent it to her, "just because" - she's a wonderful daughter; and a great wife and mother! I am sooooooo proud of her!!!

I used the Baby Wipe Technique - this is so much fun .... even if the fingers do get a little inky! I say, "Inky fingers are a sign of a happy stamper!" CS & Ink - More Mustard, Rose Red, and Old Olive. The stamp is from "Friends 24-7". Tied a little heart charm to the ribbon with linen thread!

Here is the inside!

Everything is Stampin' Up! except the stamp inside - that is from WhipperSnapper...and the charm is probably from the Dollar Store or WalMart! :)

Hope you're having a great weekend! Remember - "don't sweat the small stuff"! Blessings to you!


Friday, June 26, 2009

More "Love Birds"

Good morning!
Here's another anniversary card made with the digi image from pollycraftdesigns... I just love these cute birds! I cut the birds out and poppd them this time; used the new In Colors from Stampin' Up! and Razzleberry Lemonade DP... also did the inside with a top note and "thumping" with markers on the heart stamp!
Thanks for stopping by...
Have a great weekend - see you on Monday!!!
Hugs and Joy!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Digi Love Birds!

Hi Everyone...
I just finished a card using a digi image "Love Birds" from http://www.pollycraftdesigns.co.uk/
I have very few Anniversary cards made ahead & thought this image would be cute for a few... Here is my first attempt at an Anniversary Card with these adorable love birds! The background CS is REAL RED (51/2 X 51/2) although the picture doesn't do it justice! Must be because it is such a "dull" day - I used a Top Note inside , took a heart stamp from "Simply Said", thumped it with 3 different color markers, stamped it on the Top Note!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs and joy!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Butterflies and Sanded DP for Thursday

This was supposed to be Thursdays's post --- having some trouble with the time - will try and get it figured out!
Here is a very simple card I made using up some of the "scrap stash" ... I have so much piled here and there! I am going to try and make a bunch of simple cards over the next few days ... using up a lot of this pile and the retiring DP... and other stuff... so stay tuned!

This is NOT Stampin' Up! paper -I am a nut for pretty paper - picked this up somewhere in my travels! :)
Wasn't it warm yesterday!!!!! But - Oh! So nice!
Have a great day! Photobucket

More Shutter Cards!

Hi all!
What a day yesterdsay was - did it ever rain! Then some sun - and the humidity! Whoa!!!!
And today is another day!
I am showing you a couple tri-shutter cards I made for the workshop the other night ... and a surprise!
I call this one the Psychedelic Card! Don't yah love the colors? (NOT Stampin' Up! DP) ... It's not completed - I wanted the gals to see how the paper was cute to fit the spaces...
I gave this next one to the hostess... it is partially completed - she can finfish it off... I applied the DP in a different fashion ... like this one too!
There is also a pattern for the same type of card cut at 51/2 X 11... so you can use the 81/2 X 11 paper for it... here are a couple samples made by my good friend Myra - aren't they pretty? She did a great job!

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Baby Wipe Technique - again.

Hi All!
I had this set to post during the night - don't know what happened to it! anywho..... here it is!

I decided to do the Baby Wipe technique for my workshop last night. There were 3 new stampers there! It's so great to see people get creative and have lots of fun!
I made a sample card (2 actually - one for the hostess and - one to send to my daughter - can't show you that one till it gets in the mail!)
I also did a couple sample pieces to show (gave these to the hostess) and then I demo-ed the technique using different colors than those used on either of these samples!

Hope you enjoy peeking here today!
The card for the hostess: I used So Saffron & Elegant Eggplant CS; Ink - Eggplant, Old Olive, More Mustard; and the stamps set "Upsy Daisy" with the sentiment from "Aways In My Thoughts" which will retire in a few days! If you are interested in any of the retired sets give me a call.... I will be placing an order within the next couple days!

Here are the samples using Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and "Friends 24-7" stamp set. Isn't this a pretty combo?

Blessings & Hugs!
May this be a wonderful creative day for you all!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Trendy Trees

Good Morning!
I have 2 cards to show you this morning... I've been experimenting with a new set called "Trendy Trees" - I ordered it a while ago and when I rec'd it I thought "What will I do with this set?" It's pretty basic ... I know I'll find more to do with it. This set requires the use of the Stamp-a-ma-jig...for placement of the leaves with the trunks.
If you want to see something really inspirational check out Michelle Zindorf's blog http://zindorf.blogspot.com/ ... a few days ago she made a wonderful scenic card with it! I love her work!
Here are mine!

Have a great day!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Happy Saturday!
I am almost ready for my Workshop on Monday evening... and I had a chance to stamp a little for my own pleasure. We are off to the Farmer's Market this morning - I am taking some of my cards to sell!
Here is another card I made with the "hand made" flower... they are fun to do ... I think I will show these to the gals at the workshop.

Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 19, 2009


Here is another card using the new In Colors - Dusty Durango, Bermuda Blue, Crushed Curry...and the level 2 Hostess set - Asian Artistry; DSP Razzleberry Lemonade. I really like these 3 colors together! What do you think?

Have a wonderful weekend! I should have lots of time over the weekend to stamp; also have a Workshop to prepare for - for Monday night.
See you next week !

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Color Throw Down 47

Good evening!
Here's my submission for the color throwdown today ... I wanted to get this in today that`s why there are 2 posts for Wednesday! Nice colors together! Hope you`ll give them a try!



Hi Everyone!

I had an opportunity to "play" yesterday and have a few samples to show you this week using the new In Colors! They are so bold! WhooHoooo!

Here is a card using Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry CS; and DSP "Razzleberry Lemonade"; Razzleberry Ribbon. I used a new 2nd level hostess set entitled "Asian Artistry" ... of course this appealed to me b/c it has grass, a bird, two different flowers.... and a dragonfly as well as a sentiment. It's a really nice set. I hope to see lots of hostesses hold Workshops that get them to where they achieve a level 2 set.
This card is 51/2 by 51/2 ... I seem to be drawn to this size lately.

I used markers on the flower and grass... and here is the inside of the card.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mojo Monday 91 on Tuesday

Hi Gals!

Here is my take on Mojo Monday 91... I used the new colors Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, and the Razzlebrerry Lemonade DSP. The stamp set is a new level 2 Hostess set! Can't wait for you all to see it... I am making more samples with pieces from it to show you over the next few days!

This is a quick post as I have to do some writing tonight! See you tomorrow!

Handmade Flowers

A few days ago I made some "funky" flowers and made a couple cards with them... but then everything went crazy so I'm just now getting them on my computer!

I tore circles of different sizes from cardstock; rolled their edges in; placed them together and held them together with brads; hand cut some leaves and stamped them; then roughed up the edges with my fingernail... and Voila! Here they are.

The flowers were fun to do!

The colors I used were from the color challenge at http://kwernerdesign.com/.... I missed the deadline to post them on her blog so ... Oh Well!

My New inks and papers arrived - but I haven't had a chance to get at them>>> Hopefully today! But Hey! The catty is great!
Have a great day!


Monday, June 15, 2009

White and Black!

I used white as the card base this time. The stripped white and textured black are from Stampin'Up! and the flower is a digi image from Nina at http://ninabdesigns.blogspot.com/
I popped a leaf and a couple of the "smaller" flowers! Isn't it awesome how many small flowers make a "big" flower? What an amazing creation of our amazing Creator!
Enjoy - see you soon!


I am back.... will post later tonight so you'll have something to see tomorrow a.m.!!!
My computer has been restored! Hallelujah!
The techs ar estumped as to what happened with it!
I should be getting my new stuff from S. Up! tonight... including my copy of the new catty! can't wait to look at it!
See you later on!