Monday, April 29, 2013

CAS218 and SC433

We were traveling last Wednesday so I have not been in my craft room for several days. My card today is a combination of two challenges. Sketch challenge 433 and today's CAS challenge 218 which was "Inspired by a Quote". The quote given was
“May every sunrise hold more promise, and every sunset hold more peace.”


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

SC432--Mr. Bluebird

This morning as I was preparing breakfast, I noticed that there were two bluebirds going in and out of one of the bird houses in the back yard. "I remembered this image I had done several months ago." When I checked my computer and looked at the sketch challenge for today, "I remembered this image I had done several months ago". This card is the result of my “remembering”. We are being blessed with sunshine this morning.

The bluebird is a Northwood's Rubber Stamp colored with Prism colored pencils and Gamsol. I used SU Bashful Blue card stock accented with black card stock.

Monday, April 15, 2013


Here is my card for today's CAS challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I used  a double sided paper that I have had on my shelf for several years.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Today’s sketch challenge is a really cool design. I was so excited to get started this morning when I saw the sketch.  Here is my card, but I am not sure that I like it. I think I need something different for the focal image.
I wanted to create a background using two of my large Impression Obsession  stamps. I used the strip across the middle to try to add some color. So many of my cards are monochromatic in color.
My card base is SU Island Indigo card stock. Then I stamped  Coredinations Robin card stock with Memento's Teal Zeal ink. Love this color of ink! For the focal image I used the SU stamp set “Fresh Vintage” stamped with the Memento's Teal Zeal on white card stock.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mojo Monday 287

Finally! My card is finished. I tried to use some of the new paper I got last month and this is what I came up with. Love the colors.

This is what I used for my card:
Card base--SU Pool Party card stock
Two pieces of paper from SU Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
Accent color-- Indigo Island card stock
Stamp set--Vintage Labels stamped with SU Rich Razzleberry ink

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


This is my card for this week's sketch challenge at SCS. I picked up several pieces of paper that were lying around my work area. With a little measuring and cropping, I soon had all the pieces for my card. It is so much fun to be able to use the little things that you have already made or cut out.

For the card base, I used SU Brocade Blue card stock. The other pieces were either in my scrap box or on my work table. Last month I got the Secret Garden stamp set. I was experimenting and made this flower last week. It was lying on my desk just waiting to be used. So much fun!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Beautiful Ballerina

As I have mentioned before, one of my dear friend's daughter, Linnea,  has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is 37 years old, married with 3 children and expecting her 4th (a baby girl) this summer. She has been teaching dance for many years and about two years ago, she opened her own dance studio called "Grace School of Dance". She has directed several ballet performances that have been preformed during the worship services at our church.

Last Thursday evening I had a stamp club meeting at my home. The theme was "Create Your Own Designer Paper". More on that later. Judie brought this card that she had made for Linnea. We all had a chance to sign it before it was mailed. She used the technique called--iris folding. Judie created a beautiful card and I wanted to share it with you.

"Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together."
Psalm 34:3