Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring Has Arrived!

I do believe Spring has sprung, finally!  It seems like we have had winter forever, but God is blessing us with sunshine and warm breezes.  It is so good to see the robins and all the other birds back.  Soon it will be time to get some planting done.  We have such a short growing season, I envy those who live in warmer areas.  It really is very pretty here with the rolling hills and the Rocky Mountains to the west of us.  We are only about an hour and a half's drive from the mountains.  I don't know how anyone can go through the mountains and not be in awe of God's handiwork.

This one was made for this weeks Teapot Challenge and the color challenge.  Our destination this week is to a fellow teapotter.  This image was created by Leigh from Happileigh Scrapping specifically for the Teapot Challenge.  It is so adorable. The colors for this weeks challenge are bashful blue, baja breeze and certainly celery, lovely spring colors.  The image is colored with Copic markers and is on dimensionals.  The base is bashful blue and then baja breeze is layered on top.  The designer paper is from Stampin Up and is one of my favorites.  I used my Cuttlebug and Nestibilities rectangle diecut for the image and layered it on certainly celery.  Added some diamond Stickles to the butterfly, a pretty button, Basic Grey half pearls and certainly celery ribbon.  A very simple, easy to make card.
Thank you for popping by.  Please leave a comment so I know who has visited.

Stamps:  Digi
Papers:  bashful blue, baja breeze, certainly celery, white, cardstock, Stampin Up designer paper
Ink:  Copics markers
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Nestibilities rectangle, dimensionals, fancy brad, Basic Grey half pearls, certainly celery ribbon


Friday, April 15, 2011


Yes, you read it right.  We have more snow with the possibility of more.  The one good thing is it doesn't stay for very long.  Where or where is Spring?  Some of my bulbs are coming up so that is a positive sign.  And the moisture should help out the farmers, of course there is a lot of flooding going on in different parts of the country.  So far we are okay.

What a classy lady this is!  Rubbernecker stamps has some really lovely ladies and this is Greta.  I made this card for this weeks sketch challenge on SCS.
Every layer has been embossed with the houndstooth folder.  I added a strip of lace to the edge of one layer along with some pearls.  The image was stamped on white, colored with Copics and then cut out and put on the top panel which is on dimensionals.  Added a fancy button and sentiment.  

Stamps:  Rubbernecker
Paper:  pear pizzazz, riding hood red, white cs, Basic Grey Boxer dp
Ink:  Black momento, pear pizzazz, Copics markers
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, houndstooth folder, dimensionals, white lace, button, Basic Grey pearls

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Welcome!  It has been one whole week without snow.  Yippee!  The snow has been slowly melting, which is good, because we have so much we could very easily have flooding.  It is so good to have the sunshine and not to have to wear all that heavy clothing.  And soon there will be no ice.  Ice and me do not have a good relationship.  I fall very easily and have to walk on egg shells when it is icy.  One of the perks of getting older!

                                                  Bad Puddy Tat!

This fun card was made for a lady in Idaho who had a bad fall a couple of years ago and as a result has had many surgeries on her back to the point of having nearly every vertebrae fused.  She loves cats and needed a little cheering up so she will be receiving many cards in the next few days.
I love this image from Cornish Heritage Farms.  Unfortunately they no longer are in business.  He is colored with Copics markers, also the little bird peeking over the top is a digi.  The image and bird are on dimensionals to pop them up.  Added rhinestones to corners for a bit of glitz.  Isn't he just the cutest!  What a mischief maker!
Have a wonderful weekend and soak in the love of God.

Stamps:  Doodle Pantry Digi, Cornish Heritage Farms Naughty Kitty
Ink:  black momento
Paper:  rust, so saffron, white cardstock. Basic Grey Boxer designer paper
Accessories:  Copics markers, dimensionals, rhinestones


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring is in the Air!

What a glorious Sunday this is!  Started off with a fabulous church service where God's word was shared so wonderfully.  The sun was shining, didn't even have to wear a jacket.  Praise the Lord!  God is good and is the Almighty Creator.
I believe the spring air has given me a boost.

I just had to share this card with you.  I am so happy with how it turned out.  This card is going to a young woman in the States whose home was flooded and everything in her basement was destroyed which included all of her crafting supplies, toys, etc.  Mothermarks Tea Party took this challenge on and everyone was to make a girly card and send it off with ribbon.  Well, it turns out that most people are sending ribbons, stamps, card making supplies, etc.  The caring hearts of the women on Splitcoaststampers is overwhelming.  I feel privileged to be part of this group.
The base is so saffron topped with certainly celery.  Two triangle panels of so saffron and Basic Grey Lily Kate designer paper are layered on top.  The next layer is also so saffron with a different Lily Kate paper.  The image is on white cardstock layered on certainly celery.  The image is a digi stamp that I colored with Copics markers.  I used a corner rounder punch on all the corners.  Added a panel of white lace, a green bow and some Zva pearl flourish.  Hope you like it.

Stamp:  digi
Paper:  Stamping Up so saffron, certainly celery and white cardstock, Basic Grey Lily Kate designer paper.
Accessories:  Copic markers, corner rounder punch, dimensionals, ribbon, glue dots, white lace, Zva pearl flourishes

Have a wonderful day!