Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Another sketch challenge. I had fun doing this one. This week it just seemed like all the pieces fell in place very easily.

Stamp set--SU Serene Silhouettes
Ink--Midnight Muse
Paper--Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, and designer paper from "Lost & Found3" by My Mind's Eye.

 Hope you are having a great day!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


It's Wednesday again and time for another sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I needed a thank you card so I thought I would go that direction. Here is my card. Most of the elements were pieces from my scrap box. I love it when that happens and I kept things very simple.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


For today's sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers I made a card that will be sent to one of my best friend's daughter. This is a young wife and mother with three children who found out just a couple of months ago that she was pregnant and that she has breast cancer. We have been holding her up in prayer.

Last week I came across this poem which I found so inspiring. I hope that it will be encouraging to the one who receives it.

Cancer is so limited....
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the spirit.
        Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


The Splitcoast Stampers CAS challenge for this week was to make a card following a sketch that was given.

Simple!   Right!

Well, not this time. I started out with one idea, made a few mistakes and ended up with this card. The "Lovely As A Tree" SU set is one of my favorites. I used SU Brocade Blue card stock for my base and SU Brocade Blue ink for the words and the sponging.



Saturday, March 9, 2013

Alex's Birthday

Our grandson, Alex, had his seventeenth birthday February 21. He is becoming a "cool" young man. He is finishing up his junior year in high school. He is in the marching band and plays on the worship team at his church. He also works as a life guard at the YMCA in his home town. We don't get to see him very often but we sure do enjoy it when we do.

This was his birthday card that I made this year. Pretty cool.

Thursday, March 7, 2013


It's time I get the card that I made for this week's sketch challenge at SCS posted. After making a card for MOJO Monday, some of the leftover pieces of paper I used were left on my workspace overnight. When I got the sketch on Wednesday, it just seemed that those little pieces of paper were crying out to be used again. It was one of those times when everything seemed to just go together. For the card base I used SU Baja Breeze CS. The other papers were from DCWV's Linen Closet matstack. I really enjoyed working with this sketch. Hoping that each of you are having a good week.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


What a cool design. For my card I used SU Baja Breeze for the card base. The designer paper was from DCWV's Linen Closet matstack. The sentiment was from SU's Well Scripted set. The flower stamp was a gift from a friend. It was purchased in Hawaii. I colored it with copic markers and cut it out. I used SU's bird punch for the leaves.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

CAS210 -- Color Challenge

CAS210--Color Challenge
Use these colors—cameo coral, certainly celery, night of navy and white        (coral, celery green, denim blue and white)

I began working on this card Monday morning. Several things needed attention during the day. We had friends for dinner. This morning (Tuesday) there were errands that needed doing. So, finally, I got my card finished this afternoon. I love these colors together.
I did not have the exact colors so I tried to come as close as possible.

Stamps I used—Fabulous Florets, Papillon Potpourri, and "tinytitles2stamp" from Stamps for Life
Ink—Memento Pear Tart and Danube Blue and VersaColor Old Rose for the coral

Friday, March 1, 2013


It's Friday and I am just getting my card finished for Wednesday's sketch challenge at SCS. My goal is to do all the sketch challenges for this year. These challenges always encorage me to use things (images) that I have already finished. That was the case again this week. This image was made with one of the first stamps I purchased from Heartfelt Creations. I created several images, used one or two and put the others away for a later date. That was at least two years ago. So, this was the week to use one of those images.

When I made the image, I was trying out the technique called (I think) "out of the box". The white oval was cut around the hummingbird's wings.

Last night I had a class on "Bring a tool that you have but don't know how to use". I knew that someone was going to bring a brayer, so I did a little practing ahead of time. I knew about inking up an embossing folder before embossing your card stock. As I was practicing, I decided to run the inked brayer over a piece of card stock that was already embossed. That created a great effect. That is the way I created the third element on my card. I think this will be a technique that I will be using often.

I used colored pencils and gamsol to color the image, Spellbinder's Nestabilities to cut the ovals, SU Perfert Plum card stock for the base, SU designer paper and light colored card stock from my collection. The "Happy Birthday" was heat embossed with light purple embossing powder.