"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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Last Call!

 Good Saturday Morning Everyone!
April 30th ... I don't know about you but I think time is going by much too fast for my liking! Where did April go, anyway? And - the Occassions Mini is on its last legs - so to speak - today being the last day you can order from it!
The Summer Mini goes LIVE tomorrow!
Thought I'd share with you a couple of my favs from the Occassions mini....

Here is the DSP - Springtime Vintage - I liked it so much I bought extra! :) And the Big Designer Buttons.... both of which I hope are in the next catalogue - which comes out in July.
Here is a card made using the Adornments and Buttons ... love these little flowers!
And another DSP card....
Thanks for stopping by today!
May this be a wonderful day for you!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Like a Gold Finch...

Hi all!
Anyone who knows me well knows that I love the birds! They bring me such joy! The other afternoon a friend was over and the Gold Finches were flitting here and there - the air, trees, and the feeder seemed to be filled with yellow and black! How beautiful! Here is my creation based on these little birds! :)
The bird is from a retired set ... I used papers from the DSP package which will be available as of May 1st!; S. Up! Rhinestones and Ribbon... and I did a little "doodling" of my own.
 This is the inside....
Hope you enjoyed your peek here today... thanks for stopping by!
Blessings and HUGS!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Doily Triple Layer Punch Border

Good Morning!
I hope everyone slept well last night ... I recall being awakened by rain just pelting down!!! but it lulled me back to sleep ... and that's a good thing! :)

As I peruse the net I have seen many borders using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch - and since I didn't preorder that one I decided to have a go at using the punch I do have. Remember... they both - and much more - will be available as of May 1st - in the Summer Mini. I also used the DSP "Beyond the Garden".

The colors here don't do this card justice! It is so much brighter in real life ! :)
Have a wonderful day!
Keep a smile on your face and in your heart!
Blessings and HUGS!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Anniversary - to us!

It is our 15th Anniversary today!
Where did the years go?
Kev's son - who has a Birthday today - was 10 when we got married ....
he is now a strappin' 6 foot something and 25....

The years have been good to us, I must say....
and I hope to celebrate another 15 + with this fellow!

Here is the card I made for hubby... it is pretty simple -
I had to restrain myself from "blinging" it up!
ha ha ha!

I wrote him a little love note here!!!
Have a wonderful day!
Blessings and Hugs!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Vanilla and Black!

Hi Everyone!!!
It's a beautiful day out there today!!!
One of the Klub gals had this card for us to make the other night.... Thanks, Debbie!!! :)
Isn't it a beauty?

I love the "pop up" idea.... have seen it done but never attempted it myself.... really like the end result!
Have a wonderful Easter weekend.... He is alive!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April Kreations Klub...

Good morning!
Just a quick post this morning to share with you the cards we made at Klub last night! We also had a quest share last night ... I'll show you that card tomorrow...
For now - here is a different take on a card... the actual "card" itself is attached to a bigger piece of CS... I liked this idea so decided to have a go at it! We did some "glittering" on this one but the pic doesn't do it justice!

This card uses the technique "embedded embossing" - everyone was quite taken with this technique...

Thanks for stopping  by today...
Have a good one!
Blessings and HUGS!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Another Sneak Peek!

Good Morning all!
I have another sneak peek for you today!
On this card I used a Doily punchout! (featured in yesterdays post); DSP - "Beyond the Garden"; and an image from the stamp set "Touch of Kindness" - all found in the Summer Mini ... and available for purchase as of May 1st.

I used So Saffron as the base CS; Pacific Point to mat with; colored the image with markers and a blender pen ...

This is the inside of the card...
I have Kreations Klub here tonight..... must go do my final preparations for that!
Have a great day!
Blessings and HUGS!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Summer Mini "Sneak Peek" ...

Good morning!

What a time I had getting my last delivery from Stampin' Up! It had nothing to do with S. Up! ... had to do with the carrier making the delivery! I was beginning to think I would have to stand in the middle of the highway and flag them down as they went by! After lots of phone calls and frustration - it finally arrived and I have had two busy days since then. So, I don't have a sample card to show you .....

I have the Doily Triple Layer Punch which is one of the two new triple punches in the Summer Mini ...available as of May 1st. I love this - can't wait to really sit and create with it!
These punches enable you to have 3 different punchouts from the one punch! You gotta love that!!! :) All you do is set the button on your desired end result and voila! How cool!

And here are what the punchouts look like....
Hope you enjoyed your brief sneak peek this morning... off for lunch with a friend soon... gotta run! No creating today - well! maybe tonight! Hopefully I'll have something to show you tomorrow!
Have a good one!

Blessings and HUGS!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Nicest Things!

What are some of the "nicest things" in your life? One thing I love is Nature! and Color! Color anywhere.... a while ago I spent some time on the 'net' looking for colorful pictures that inspired me. Here is one I found... (I will share more with you in the future.) I would just love to have these colorful dishes in my kitchen!

Here is a card I made using these colors: Poppy Parade; Tempting Turquoise; Barely Banana; White. I used the stamps from "the nicest things" stamp set... when I received this set I wondered what I would do with this little bunny in the pot ... I colored the bunny and pot with a blender pen and S. Up! markers. I made a blank card and will write an encouraging note in it for someone. I trust the color and the note will brighten their day!

 Here is the inside...
I am patiently - or not so patiently - waiting for my order to arrive from Stampin' Up! Usually the parcels arrive shortly after noontime amd here it is almost 4 o'clock. What's with that anyway? Can't wait to show you some sneak peeks from the Summer Mini...
For now - I must continue to wait - and wait - and wait....

Here is another of the "things" that bring me joy!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs to you all!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

UDI #31

HI everyone!
The sun is trying to come out! WoooHooo! I have to run to town this afternoon - well! not "run" literally - you know what I mean! I've had my sandals on since last week - what about you? I'm lovin' that!

Here is a color challenge I ran across today ....

I didn't use any black; and I don't have any Bashful Blue so used a little Baja Breeze instead... added a little bling with the Stampin' Up! rhinestones. I took a 10" by 5&1/2"  piece of CS and scored it at 4&1/2 inches to create the fold; giving me a 5&1/2" by 5&1/2" card ...

I used the one of the frames from the Four Frames stamp set and matted it ... used only 3 words from the sentiment in the Strength and Hope stamp set...

 For the inside I stamped off the butterfly ... making this 3rd generation stamping...
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Blessings and HUGS!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fancy Fold...

Good Morning everyone...
Hope you all had a good weekend.... I was away visting family!
Here is a card I cut out a while back and just finished the other day... it is rather "tiddly" (is that a word? ) to cut out... and I probably won't bother to do so again....
BUT - I do like the end result!
Hope you do too!

Here is a side view so you can see the cuts and folds - (not the best pic but I hope you get the idea)

This is the inside panel...
I just LOOOOOOVE this new paper that is part of the Spring is Blossoming promotion for April.... spend $25.00 on S. Up! product and you are able to purchase this paper and/or the stamp set Four Frames.... both will be avaible in the 2011-2012 catty but why would you want to wait til July to get your hands on such beautiful paper?  LOL! :0

Have a great day!

Friday, April 8, 2011

My Take on Zindorf -

Hi all!
One of my favorite blogs to visit is that of Michelle Zindorf... I call her the brayer queen! This is the link to her blog    http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
On April 5th, 2011 she had a card using the butterfly from the Strength and Hope set; and the grass from Inspired by Nature... I loved what she did so thought I would try my hand at doing a similar card... Here is my take on her card!

I sponged rather than using a brayer... just b/c I like to sponge!
I used Pear Pizzazz instead of Old Olive; I didn't sponge the Espresso ink all over the front as she did; and I used pearls as an embellishment.

 Here is the inside of my card...
Thanks for peeking today!
Have a wonderful weekend ... and I'll see you back here next week!
Blessings and HUGS!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mojo - where did you go?

Hi everyone!
This has been a very busy week for me... meetings, Bible Study, Small Group, doctor's appt.... this is the first time I've actually sat here and contemplated posting! Needless to say ... I have not stamped so far this week at all! I guess the mojo hasn't really left me .... just the time!
Here is a card I made a couple weeks ago using the Bliss set from Sale a Bration... hope you ,like it!
Right now I am going  to clean off my stampin' table and get to work ... I have a couple of ideas rolling around in my head so I better get them created or I'll loose them! ha! ha! ha! My memory is short these days!

Have a wonderful day! Enjoy the sunshine!
The birds are singing and the peepers are peeping! wooo hooo!
Blessings and HUGS!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

Imagine my surprise when I received this award from Peg over at "Stamping Peg"! :) 
Peg has also been awarded this award. Check out her blog here -     http://stampinpeg.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much, Peg. I am feeling very honored this beautiful Monday Morning.

Upon receiving this award I must...
1. Thank the person who gave this award to me and link to their blog .... again - thanks so much, Peg!

2. Share 8 things about myself...
 a. I am a Christian who loves the Lord with all my heart and soul and mind and strength!
 b. I am married to my wonderful hubby - Kevin - we will soon be celebrating our 15th anniversary!
 c. I have one daughter, a great son-in-law ... and a beautiful granddaughter who makes my heart smile!
 d. I am retired from the nursing / education field after 35 years of work ... semi-retired as a Christian Counselor.
 e. I have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since 2006 and I LOVE pretty paper and lots of color!
 f. I have an almost 2 year old Yorkie ... Teddie - who makes me laugh at his antics.
 g. I recently acquired an eReader - the greatest thing since sliced bread! I love to read!
 h. I am an amateur birdwatcher and photographer!

3. I am passing this award on to the following people whom I have recently discovered:
       a.  Frenchie - Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie - http://frenchiestamps.com/
       b.  Krystal - Krystal's Cards and More - http://krystalscardsandmore.blogspot.com/
       c.  Francie - Francie's Fancy - http://franciesfancy.blogspot.com/
       d.  Peggy - Artfull Journey - http://www.artfulljourney.com/
       e.  Teneale - http://www.tenealewilliams.com/
       f.   Leanne - Wee inklings - http://weeinklings.blogspot.com/
       g.  Jessica - iEmbellish - http://iembellish.blogspot.com/
       h.  Heidi - RunningwScissorsStamper - http://runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com/

4. Leave a comment so they can pass along the recognition!

I hope you will get a chance today to visit all these blogs if they aren't already on your list. It amazes me that there are soooooooo many creative people out there in blogger land....

Have a wonderful day!
May it be filled with lots of sunshine and happiness!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Just A Simple Card

Hi everyone....
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Sunday! We had a wonderful time of worship this morning.... tonight we are attending a Gospel Concert put on by "Gold City"... you can check them out on YouTube ...
I'm really looking forward to that.

Here is a card I made the other day - just a simple card....

 This is the inside....
Have a wonderful day - keep lookin' up!
Blessings and Hugs!