Saturday, December 31, 2011


Using up some cut pieces I had precut for a stamp group that didn't get used. I only have a few ODBD stampsets, but I love them. I really need to get some more by either trying to win them or fitting a few into my budget. We use this stamp to make the bags for our bread ministry at church. I make little loaves of bread on the 4th Sunday of the month to give to visitors.I decided to use it for this card tonight.

Just us Girls challenge 117

I'm already getting started on my new year's stamping resolution to check out some new challenges to start doing on a weekly basis when my schedule allows it. I used a bunch of new stuff on this. I had some felt I had ordered from Paper Trey that I had not used yet, and also some new stamps I got over at Verve.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 53

Well, the new year is almost here and 2011 is about done. My stamping resolution for 2012 is to find a new challenge or two to try. So, I guess I am starting early on that one, as I found this one over at Fussy and Fancy that I have never done before. They are celebrating their 2nd anniversary this week, so the challenge was to use animal print on a birthday card. Cheetah just seems to go with almost everything these days, so I tried them with these poppies from Flourishes. It is stamped in Tuxedo black and colored with copic markers. The papers are black, red, cheetah print dp, and kraft. The kraft paper distorted the colors somewhat, but I liked how it turned out.
         Happy New Year to all of my followers, family, and friends!
May 2012 be prosperous
and happy for you.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


This week's challenge for the Rubberneck Sisterhood Sunday challenge. It has just taken me all week to find a little time in my stamp room. I used Bahama blue to stamp this Rubbernecker image. I cuttlebugged the card base and added a ribbon. It was quick, but wanted to do the challenge.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Technique Lovers Challenge

My buddy, Joan, a wonderful fellow Texan stamper, hosted the challenge Monday for the Technique Loveres challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. She asked us to make a snowglobe on our cards. This is a one layer card that I did masking on to make the globe. I cut out a base pattern and traced it below the globe.
I love this little stamp and I love its vintage look. I have only one sister as a sibling and she has always been my best friend as well. I can't make it a couple of days without calling her on the phone. Wish she lived closer to me. We share our passion for stamping and between the two of us, we have some pretty awesome collections of stamps, papers, inks, punches, and diecuts.


The challenge was to use Santa! I decided to use 4 Santas since he seems to be "around every corner."
This Santa stamp is by Hampton Arts and has a wonderful vintage look. It was stamped with tuxedo black ink and colored with copics. The letters I hand wrote on the red is done in silver gel pen.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


The challenge was to do a card that told the real story of Christmas. I loved this new stamp I bought at Archievers recently. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. I added some glittered paper and foil paper to give it that royal look and I love the rich textures and patterns on the wisemen's robes.  I've about completed my cards for this Christmas season. It is my hope that we are all still seeking Christ and that He is an ever present part of our lives not only at Christmas but everyday of our lives. Christmas blessings and Peace on earth.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

FTTC148 opposites attrack-sadness/gladness

The challenge on for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge today was to do two cards that showed two totally different looks. My purposes on the cards are opposite one another. One is subtle colors  done for a sympathy card, the other in brighter colors for a birthday. I also used the same image from Flourishes using it in different directions. One has the limb hanging down, and the other coming from the other direction and going upward.  I did some embossing on the subtle one, and I used Basic Grey design paper for the more colorful one.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stampin' Sisters in Christ 119

The challenge on Stampin' Sisters in Christ was to make a birthday card. I have a friend in Colorado who is celebrating a birthday on Tuesday. As you can see, it's not even in the mail yet. The inside has a slot to place a gift card that I will enclose. I hope she gets it by the end of the week. I think I will write on the inside: When life gives you too many candles, pop popcorn!!!  The papers are from Stampin' Up and Basic Grey.

CR84FN 44

This card is for the CR84FN 44 challenge to use coral, pink, and aqua. The papers are from Basic Grey and Stampin' Up. The verse is from Verve. The flower diecut I got from MFT. The embossing folder is by Paper Studio.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Free for all challenge 94

I love vintage cards and this stamp and matching paper that I found out at  Archeivers was just perfect for some cute Christmas cards for my collection. I used flocking powder to make the fur and of course, colored my images with my copic markers. I can't believe Christmas is just 16  days away. I have a lot to do including making my scrapbook pages for my family's Christmas gifts. It's a tradition we started some 10 years ago or so, and they have become one of my favorite herilooms. Everyone gives each other pages for a representation of their year to each family represented. I make 12 double pages to give to everyone and to have a page for myself in my album. We add these to our albums and how fun it is to go back and see from year we have changed and what things we spend our time doing.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Woke up early this morning to the coldest day we have had this season. Guess that's why I grabbed up this snowman, huh?? Course, I live on the Texas Gulf Coast, so snow is not what our cold usually offers. It's usually cold and damp. Course, with our summer droughts this year, I guess I need to embrace whatever damp we get. This card was made for the sketch challenge today on Splitcoaststampers, my favorite place to go every day of the week. Their challenges offer me my MOJO of inspiration and so I have been a faithful member for over 7 years now. I can't seem to get motivated to get tree trimmed or my cards in the mail yet, but I am having a heck of a lot of fun creating. Merry Christmas and safe travels during all the hustle and bustle of the season.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Stampin' Sisters in Christ

This week's challenge over on Stampin' Sisters in Christ was to use an angel. I loved this sweet little simple angel from Recollections. I added a sentiment from Stampin' Up and added a gold glittered puffy sticker star. The white background was embossed with a Paper Studio embossing folder, and the design paper is a scrap of Paper Studio dp. I used copics to color the facial details.

Stampin' Sisterhood

This card was made for the Sisterhood Sunday challege you can find here. I used some stamps from Stampin' Up and some design papers from Basic Grey and Paper Studio. The poinsettia is a diecut from Spellbinders as are the shapes. I am still making those last minute Christmas cards that I need to get mailed. Will probably get some addressed and mailed today.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


I had a great few days with my sister, Lynn, who really is the one responsible for me ever owning a stamp. After quite an adventure to Canton and alot of obstacles along the way, we got back to Houston and headed straight to the Acheiver's out in Katy. I found this adorable little stamp with matching dp and could not resist it. I decided to use it for the latest CAS challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I added some flower soft for the fur and did my coloring with copic markers.