Thursday, July 31, 2008
I feel so guilty buying cards, when I have a whole closet full stamps and supplies to make a bazillion cards...... But I am finding it difficult to make some "cool" boy cards and at times get frustrated and go buy a store bought card....
I am challenging myself to think outside the box and make a few boy cards that are "cool". Which means super duper simple...My 11 year old will be helping me, since it's his friends that are getting older. I hope to share a few creations with you this weekend.
If you have some simple, clean, outside the box cards for boys, please leave me a comment with a link to your card for some inspiration.
Stamps: Surfafella by Stampingbella, PTI - Birthday Basics, CHF Grid Paper BG
Ink: Jet Black Staz-on, SU! Re-inkers, Copic glitter pens
Accessories: 3 small circles for the side of the image.
Have a great day!!!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. "
Monday, July 28, 2008
I have been doing a lot of reading and creating. I hope to share an encouraging story with you this week.
Not much to say....(I know it's a BIG shocker!!!!) I normally have lots to say...=)
Thanks for stopping by and many, many, blessings to you!
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Eiffle tower, Amuse sentiment
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, SU-Ranger Re-inkers
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Choco chip
Accessories: May Arts ribbon
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
My best friend Melodie and I have a type of inside joke on cows. We try and find each other cow things from scriptures in the Bible to cards. It's too funny! I thank God for blessing me with wonderful friends and family and I am so thankful for Melodies friendship! God is soo good!
Have you been checking out the Cornish Heritage Farms shop and designer blogs? If not you must!!! Check out Kim Hughes Blog....she has designed her own paper that CHF manufactures and CHF has new Thomas Kinkade DP....They are beautiful and there ares so many more things they are revealing that I am soooo excited about!!! You've got to check out their Designers Blogs.
Also have you seen Anna Wights blog. She is releasing 5 new cling mounts sets and she informed us that Whipper Snapper is now selling their wonderful images in Cling Mount!!! Whoo Hoo can anyone say saving space!
***Note: I am NOT affiliated with Cornish Heritage Farms or Whipper Snapper. ***
Deets on Card:
Stamps: Penny Black- Cow & Frog, Sentiment - Victorine Orginals, Grid Paper Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms.
Ink: Jet Black - Staz-On, SU! Re-inker
Paper: SU! Choco Chip, Certainly Celery CS
Accessories: May Arts polka dot ribbon (my favorite, if you can't tell.)
Have a great day! Many Blessings!!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Stamps: Effile Tower - Whipper Snapper, Birthday Blessings - Paper Trey Ink
Ink: SU! Re-inkers, Black Staz-On
Paper: Fabriano 140# Watercolor Paper, Basic Grey, and Regal Rose CS
Accessories: My all time favorite May Arts White Polka Dot Ribbon
Thanks for Stopping by !!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
I read a story during my devotional time and wanted to share with you. Have you ever felt like you were at the end of your rope? Are there circumstances that you are facing that seem overwhelming? Well I believe this short story will bless you as it has blessed me.
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." Franklin D. Roosevelt
During a commuter flight from Portland, Maine, to Boston several years ago, the pilot, Henry Dempsey, heard an unusual noise near the rear of the small aircraft. He turned the controls over to his copilot and went back to investigate.
As he reached the tail section, the plane hit an air pocket, and Dempsey was tossed against the rear door. He quickly discovered the source of the mysterious noise. The rear door had not be properly latched prior to takeoff, and it flew open. He was instantly sucked out the jet.
The copilot, seeing the red light that indicated an open door, radioed the nearest airport, requesting permission to make an emergency landing. He reported that the pilot had fallen out of the plane, and he requested a helicopter search of that area of the ocean.
After the plane landed, they found Henry Dempsey - holding on to the outdoor ladder of the aircraft. Somehow he had caught the ladder, held on for ten minutes as the plane flew 200 mph at an altitude of 4,000 feet, and then, at landing, kept his head from hitting the runway. It took airport personnel several minutes to pry Dempsey's finders from the ladder.
Things in life may feel turbulent, and you may not feel like holding on. But, like Henry Dempsey, have you considered the alternative? Sometimes all you can do is hold on as tightly as you can and try to enjoy the ride!
Hebrews 10:36 says, "You have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise" (NKJV) No matter what you are facing, with God's help you can endure the situation - and receive His amazing promises as a result.
The Details on the Card:
Stamps: Gibson Girl - Paper Impressions, Thinking of You- Stamp A Mania, French Script- Stampin Up!
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, SU! Re-inkers
Paper: Kraft CS, Choco. Chip CS, 140# Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Ribbon from Lesley Langdon, Stickers from Penny Black-Sticeroos - Italy.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Friday, July 04, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Vicki Chrisman from This art that makes me happy sent 20 people a small kit with some paper, ribbon, and embellishments (Lots of good stuff in my kit! and what a blessing too!!). She asked us to make a card or an altered project from the items she sent. Most of the items are from Crafty Secrets.
The information is from Vicki's Blog:
Each card kit is different in some way.. either image, paper, embellishments ..something, so this time no ones has exactly the same thing. Here’s all you do
1) Make a card (or layout, altered project, or whatever you wish), with what’s in the bag. You don’t have to use everything in the bag, by any means.. ( I just tossed in some extras for you to choose from). Some may not even match each other, I just added different things so you had the option, as far as color ect.. You can use any solid cardstock colors you choose… for the base of your card or anywhere on it. Of course if you were doing a layout or altered project..you’d have to use much more cardstock..and that’s fine . You can also add a sentiment of your own..using a stamp, font , rubon ect. Also.. Paint..ink… anything like that is fine.
2) After you finish your card (or other project.. it’s your s to keep of course..but just send me a scan or photo of it by July 7th. ( I will upload each of the 20 cards through out that week.. a few each day… along with your name and a link to your blog ..if you have one)
3) Other than that the only other thing is .. if you have a blog , it would be great if you would post sometime that week.. about the challenge , your card, and post a link to my blog on yours … so readers can come see everyone’s creations. Also a link to Crafty Secrets, as it is their products we’ll all be using. http://www.craftysecrets.com/
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
I am going to be seeking someone to teach me some more principals of color and proportions. I am a total principal person. Plus I have read many, many books over the years and I do better if there is a live person showing me and teaching me the principals and then I can practice what was taught. (silly I know, but that's me.)
I have set a few goals for myself in the area of my doodles becoming characters. I am excited!!! This is something that I have always wanted to do and I am not getting younger, so I have started setting some small goals in this area.
Well that's enough for today.