Sunday, March 31, 2013

COF challenge for March

Here's the challenge for the month of March for the Crafters of Faith:

Since we will be posting on Easter Sunday – March 31 – and since we are Crafters of Faith, I’d like us to create a religious-themed Easter card. No Easter bunnies and such, but instead a card that focuses on the Risen Lord! It can include Scripture and/or images, but needs to focus on the religious aspect of the holiday.

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I used a white card because I always think of white for Easter. At my church this morning they had a huge cross covered with beautiful flowers. The cross I used is from Our Daily Bread Designs. I embossed the top and bottom of the card, and added punched flowers, leaves and a butterfly to adorn the cross. Pearls were added as flower centers and the butterfly's body.

I hope all of you had a blessed Easter filled with many Halleluia moments.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday's cross

I made this to send to my brother in law and SIL for Easter. She loves this shade of blue and I embossed the cross with white MS embossing powder. I dry embossed the white cardstock and added the punched Martha Stewart  punch.  This cross is by Judi Kins and the sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Hope you are reflecting this Holy Week on just how much Christ's death and Resurrection has changed your life. .

Monday, March 25, 2013

MOJO 286

Love these design papers from My Mind's Eye. I cuttlebugged the background cardstock. I diecut the cross with a diecut from Verve, as is the sentiment. I added a cross made of rhinestones as an embellishment. The border punch is from Martha Stewart.

May the love of Christ be the true blessing of this Easter season for you and yours.


This is for the Sweet and Sassy Sketch challenge this week. I love the poppies and this is my favorite color combo. The stamps are by Sweet and Sassy.


In honor of Holy Week, I am going to make use of my cross stamp collection on all the challenges I take part in this week, and share them here on my blog. This one I did this morning for the technique challenge on Mondays over on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to make a monochromatic card using shades of one color and one neutral color. I love the soft sky and baja breeze shades of blue that Stampin' Up offers, so I used that as my color choice. I think the rhinestones reflected that color very nicely. The cross image is from Our Daily Bread Designs and the sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.

I also want to share part of  this wonderful prayer that Jesus prayed found in John 17:1-5 :
"Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you  glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do, And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world begin."

Thursday, March 21, 2013


SPRING HAS SPRUNG! I pulled out this pretty stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs with pretty blossoms and butterflies. Butterflies and the birds singing are some of my favorite things I enjoy about spring. The images are colored with Copic markers and I went over the butterfly wings with sparkling gel pen. The background is embossed with a Paper Studio embossing folder.  Spring has come to my part of Texas, but I know many of my stamping friends are still experiencing winter kind of weather in their parts of the country!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


A great scripture for this week over at Word Art Wednesday. I did something crazy with my design paper. It is from My Mind's Eye. I ran it through an embossing folder on my cuttlebug, and then I inked it directly from the pad with baja breeze ink. I added the spellbinder diecuts as the focus point and paper punched some flowers and leaves with some Martha Stewart punches. Added a bow for the final touch.

Stampin' Royalty Challenge 168

I  found this inspiration picture to be most inspiring on the Stampin' Royalty Challenge 168.
I just finished a card last night using these tulips from Flourishes, and since I hadn't put them away and saw the tulips in the picture, I had to may another card using it. I also used a lace stamp (and unfortunatley I don't remember the source for it - although I do remember I bought it on sale at Michael's after Christmas). The sentiment is from Flourishes as well.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge is to make a spring card. I love the tulips in the spring and this set from Flourishes is one of the first I purchased from them. I loved it then, and I love it still.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Make My Monday

The challenge over at Make My Monday today was to make a monochromatic card. I am cranking out Easter cards today in my stamproom, so I made it fit the theme for today. I embossed the white cardstock, rub a soft sky ink pad over it, stamped the silhouette image (a $1 stamp from Michael's) in soft sky ink, and then I stamped over it with the sentiment from Sweet and Sassy with tuxedo black ink. Added a little scrap of soft sky cardstock behind it, popped it up with dimensionals, and added the seam binding bow. A 10 minute card with an elegant look.

Spring time is here!

My azaleas in my backyard seem to be telling me that Spring has arrived. The bush to the left of this is only buds and not yet blooming. Kind of crazy I suppose!! This is the fullest it has bloomed that I can remember.

Friday, March 15, 2013


 The Creative Bellie challenge is to make a St. Patrick's Day card. I pulled out an old punch, and the gold "Smooch" that has been on the shelf for the past year. This little stamp I bought for $1 at JoAnn's. Colored it with smooch, and copics.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013



Making use of these colors for Flourishes' monthly challenge
for March, I used this floral stamp from Flourishes and wanted to make use of my new Sizzix embossing folder.
I found this glittery blue paper on my paper cutting table left over from an earlier project so decided to use it on this card. The image is colored with copic markers, the diecuts are all Spellbinders. I colored my clear rhinestone with a blue copic marker so they would match the darker blue on this card. Love this color combination because it is so springlike and cheerful.

Monday, March 11, 2013

God is my Refuge

I was just playing around with some scraps as I was cleaning up my stamp table. Here is the result. I decided to enter it in to the Word Art Wedesday challenge. Words from the Bible are always encouraging words to me, so I find my stamp collection of scriptures ever growing. I can't seem to make a card without stamping on a scripture to lift someone's spirits and to offer hope. Have a  blessed week!

Unscripted Sketches #201

This may be my first time to take part in this challenge group. I am always looking for some good challenges. They are my xource of motivation to get the mojo going. The sentiment and flower is from Verve. The musical stamp is from Stampabilities. The papers are from My Mind's Eye.

JUGS 179 and C4C176

This doesn't happen all that often I don't suppose, but both of these challenges called for the use of the negative part of the diecut. So I used this diecut from MFT and put design paper from My Mind's Eye underneath. I added the primas, and then I stamped the sentiment which is from Verve. The cardstock is mellow moss (I think).

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Clear it out Tuesday

I decided to try out this challenge this week on Clear it Out Tuesday! Always needing to clear out something in my stash. This time it was some paper scraps. I don't make use of St. Patrick cards too often, but I will have one ready and waiting this year!!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

CBC164 and FS 317

I cased a card from this week's Featured stamper on Splitcoaststampers, SUEN. I used the cherry blossom image from Flourishes. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. This card doubled for two challenges : the featured stamper challenge and the creative bellie challenge. This red ribbon has been in my stash for a long time. I decided it was the perfect "red" touch for my black and white card.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


I crimped the close to cocoa paper for this card, embossed the right edge, and stamped this spring image of cherry blossoms for the focus of this card. The stamps are from Flourishes and  the embossing folder is from Darice.The image is colored with copic markers. The lace added an elegant touch to this simple card.