Friday, October 31, 2008

I'm busy getting my cards ready for my Monday evening stamp group and these terrific inch square design paper scraps were left over. I had to create a card using them. This stamp is a clear stamp that I found at Hobby Lobby for Christmas stamping. I'm beginning to love some things about clear stamps. This little bow was made by weaving the ends of the ribbon through a punched hole with a small scrap of paper holding the center of the ribbon onto the back side of the paper. This makes use of less ribbon!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I keep making a few cards each week using some of my Flourish LLC stamp sets to enter their featured stamper of the week. Here's my card I did for this week. It is embossed with silver embossing powder. I added silver rhinestones to make it more festive for the holidays. I figure this is the time to get some of these holiday cards done before things get hectic. So start getting those creative juices flowing.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"Getting ready for the holidays" is the theme of the contest Kitchen Sink Stamps website. I decided to make this stocking shaped card to submit as my entry. This is the set that my dear sister, who adores Kitchen Sink stamps and is such a wiz with them, gave me for my retirement. It is certainly not too early to be thinking of the holidays. Use your talents and creativity to make the holidays special at your house.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This is a pink thank you card for those wonderful women we know and love who are battling cancer. Thank you for the strength they show us, the courage they display, and the hope they hold for the cure. I hope all of us find a way to support this cause in making that a reality.
Think pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month!!
Here's a card I did for Faith's Chat Challenge on Tuesday night for Flourishes LLC.

Friday, October 17, 2008

This was my card for the limited supply challenge this week. I haven't used eyelets in a while so it was fun to dig them up. This is a 4 1/4 by 4 1//4 inch square card. I cut the Basic Grey design paper into smaller squares to make a block background. I'm using up some of the soft sky paper that I've had stashed. The baha breeze ink looked good with these colors. The teal eyelets went well with the color scheme I had going. This is one of my favorite ways to use the large eyelets by bringing the ribbon up through the middle and tying it.
I have to do a better job of keeping my blog updated. My dear sister Lynn, who has always been a source of inspiration to me has now entered the land of blog so that she can be an inspiration to the world. Check it out :

I had a wonderful experience last night of hearing Lisa Whelchel's faith story. It was awesome and she has inspired me to not only spend more buddy time with the true lover of my soul, Jesus, but to also start to journal when I have those close encounters with Him and God. It seems the more I study and learn from the Word, I find myself recognizing these moments more often. I know they have been happening around me all my life, but it's no longer coincidence. I now know who to give the credit to!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Here's a card I did for this week's color challenge using two of the new in colors from Stampin'Up:
tangerine tango and kiwi kiss. Hey, Dara, I'm loving that new little paper punch I got from you!!! They made the cute flowers and butterflies for this card. And they punch through SU's great cardstock very well.

I've been tagged!!!

My blog friend, Julie recently tagged me! My first experience at this so bare with me!!!!

1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1.I taught school for 30 years. I just recently retired with most of my years teaching kindergarten and creative arts. Now I am being a teacher's assistant at my church for their 4 year olds in their preschool program.

2. When I was 15 my family was involved in a car accident in which we hit a fast moving freight train. This was before the days of seat belts, but not before the miracles of God. My dad was driving, my mom was in the passenger seat in front and my sister (Allee-Lynn) and I were in the back seat. The whole front of the car was mangled, only a paint stripe from the train was on the passenger cab part of the car, and then the back end of the car went under the wheels of the train and the car was thrown out from the train on it's side. We all walked away that night with little more than a few scratches. I do believe in God's miracles and that night proved it to me.

3. I'm too young to be the grandmother of a high schooler, but I am. Taylor is now 14, my oldest grand daughter, and I have 3 other grandchildren. What joy they bring to my life.

4. I love Christian contemporary music especially liking Casting Crowns and Chris Tomlin. I taught myself how to play a guitar and enjoying playing Christian contemporary music for Emmaus weekends and Kairos weekends. By the way, the Kairos weekends involve going into a women's prison 3 hours away from my house.

5. I am a hurricane survivor of Ike. I got to see what it was like to live without electricity for 11 days. It was doable!!!!

6. My sister, Lynn started this whole obsession I have with rubberstamps. She is very talented.
My parents who are both still very much alive, have made their Christmas cards for over 57 years and are still at it. My mom and dad are both very creative, but it's kind of funny to see how they clash on their opinions about what the cards should look like each year. They mail out just under 100 I think.

7. I must confess I am a sugar-holic!!!

Here's my seven that I tag:
Melody (lacyquilter)
Judy (StampinQueenJAR)
Shelly (papermoon)
Laurie (txstamper)
Cathleen (ctorina)
Neva (n5stamper)