Monday, November 26, 2012

WOW!  I can't believe it is only a month until Christmas.  Where has the time gone?  It seems to me that as a person gets older the faster the time goes by.  Christmas is always a busy time of the year and it is so easy to get caught up in that busie-ness to the point you lose sight of what we really are celebrating...the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Don't let the things of this old world take away the joy and celebration of His birth.

This card was made for a gentleman that is battling cancer for the second time.  The Teapot Challenge decided he could use some cheering up so we were to make cards with Jack Russell dogs, his favourite, or gardens.  I don't have any JR stamps so I went with flowers and a humming bird.  I tried to give it a more masculine feel by using softer, warm colours.  The base is craft layered with Stampin Up designer paper.  The single strip is also SU paper.  Added some velvet ric rac down the side.  The image is stamped with black Momento and coloured with Copics markers and layered on craft card stock and is on dimensionals.  Added some white Opal to the flower centres.  The hummingbird was stamped, coloured with Copics and cut out and mounted on dimensionals.  Added a sentiment and brads to finish it off.  Also added diamond Stickles to the throat of the hummingbird but it doesn't show up in the picture.  Hope you enjoy it.  Thanks for dropping by.


Paper:  craft & whisper white card stock, Stampin Up designer paper
Stamps:  Flourishes Humming Along, Stampin Up Warm Regards
Ink:  black moment, pear pizzaz and Copic markers
Accessories:  white Opal drops, ric rac, dimensionals, diamond stickles, brads

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Church Theme

I don't know where the time goes but it sure does fly!  It is past time for me to post another card so I am going to show you the card I made for the MMTPT on Splitcoaststampers.  Our wonderful, crazy, fun teapot parties where we try to lift up the spirits of those that are going through difficult, heart-rending times.  This one was made for a lady that is going through another battle with cancer.  She loves her church and flowers so we were to make church themed cards and this is mine.

I love this die-cut from Spellbinders, it is perfect for doing a book so I cut out the book shape and stamped it with Amazing Grace from ODBD.  Then I put a gold edge around it to give some depth.  Added a ribbon down the centre for a bookmark and set it up on dimensionals.  The base is gold and then a layer of pink pirouette that is embossed with a SU folder.  Added some flowers and sparkly brads and then wove a Cheery Lynn flourish in and around the flowers and book.  I was quite happy with how this turned out and it was a Favorite of the Week on Splitcoast.  Woo hoo!!

Thank you for dropping in for a visit.  Please leave a comment so I know who has been here.


Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs, Amazing Grace
Paper:  gold, pink pirouette, white cs
Ink:  black Momento
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Spellbinders die-cut, Cheery Lynn flourish die-cut, SU embossing folder, gold metallic pen, dimensionals, flowers, sparkly brads

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Here we are in August already.  Have you noticed the change in daylight hours?  Our summers really are so short.  This has been a prolific growing season because of the rain and sunshine we has had.  The gardens are looking gorgeous.  God has coloured His world so beautifully.

This card was made for a color challenge and a sketch challenge.  The colors are real red, indigo blue and wisteria.  I chose to use the three colours as panels and each panel embossed using a different folder.  Adds interesting texture.  Used a Flourishes sentiment and added flowers..  Very simple and easy to make.

Enjoy your day and rest in the Lord.

Stamps:  Flourishes sentiment
Paper:  real red, indigo blue and wisteria casdstock
Ink:  Pacific point
Accessories:  Cuttlebug,  border embossing folder, swiss dots folder, SU folder, flowers, glue dots

Monday, July 2, 2012

Another beautiful sunny day!  Everything is so green and the flowers are blooming like crazy.  I love it!  It has been a month since I last posted and I am trying hard to do this more often.
I am taking an online course in embossing through MCC and it looks like it is going to be fun.  A lot of friendly, fun ladies.  When I get my first project done I will post it.
For now this is a card I made for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge on SCS.  Love this sweet digi image by Mo Manning.  Colored it with Copics and layered on always artichoke card stock.  The designer paper I got from my daughter so not sure of where it came from.  Used the Martha Stewart picket fence punch  and the MS butterfly punch to add an outdoorsy feel.  Added some half pearls to finish.  Very simple card.  The dog was to be a fluffy white so I used Opal Pearls and dobbed it on to give it texture.


Image:  Mo Manning digi
Ink:  Copics markers
Paper:  always artichoke, whisper white cs, unknown dp
Accessories:  Martha Stewart picket fence border punch , Martha Stewart butterfly punch, half pearls

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Today is an absolutely gorgeous day.  The sun is shinning, the plants are growing and everything is beginning to look beautiful.  I love this time of the year when everything is fresh and new.  Our winters always seem to be so long, so it is a relief to see the greenery again.
I am going to share a 50th Wedding Anniversary card with you today that I made for friends at our church.  We have 3 50th Anniversaries in the church this year and one last fall.

The base is white card stock that I embossed with the Tapestry folder from Cuttlebug.  Then I gently rubbed gold metallic paint over top to highlight the pattern.  The doily is a Cheery Lynn die-cut I absolutely love.  This is popped up on dimensionals and then added the glittery flowers and calla lilies to the centre.  A strip of sheer gold ribbon was added down the side and a bow and lilies attached to it.  A heart rhinestone flourish is in the bottom right hand corner and a sentiment in the upper left hand corner that was stamped with versa mark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  Really quite an easy card to make.

Have a wonderful day richly blessed by God.

Paper:  whisper white card stock
Ink:  gold metallic, versa mark
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, tapestry folder, Cheery Lynn doily die-cut, sheer gold ribbon, rhinestone heart flourish, word punch, dimensionals, Prima flowers

Friday, February 24, 2012

Musical Interlude

I am embarrassed to come on here after so much time has gone by.  I cannot believe it was November when I last posted.  Where or where does the time go?  We've had the joy of Christmas are into a new year and soon it will be Easter  when we celebrate our Risen Lord.
Here in Alberta we have had a good winter, fairly mild weather, only of bit of bitter cold.  Of course we aren't out of the woods yet, we could still get a big blast of cold and snow but at least it won't be around very long.
I love music, have always wished I could play an instrument so I really like this card with the piano keys and musical notes.

The base is basic black.  The designer paper is from Stampin Up and is layered on white card stock.  The piano keys I got off the internet and layered on white.  Added some musical note brads, flowers with black flower brads and and shimmery bow.
Black and white is one of my favourite colour combinations.

No stamps, piano keys are off the internet
Ink: there is no ink
Paper:  black and white card stock, Stampin Up designer paper
Accessories:  white flowers, black flower brads, black musical note brads, shimmery ribbon, dimensionals

Blessings to all,