Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day!

In honor of our nation, the USA, we celebrate the birth of our nation today.  This pop-up card I made for a monthly swap with my local stamp group.  The front of the card uses background cardstock from the Our Daily Bread Patriotic Collection.  The stamp is from a group of patriotic stamps I had in my collection.  I added a star ribbon in red, white, and blue.

The inside of the pop-up card also has some of the Patriotic Collection cardstock from Our Daily Bread Designs, the star ribbon and more patriotic stamps I had in my old collection. 
Have a wonderful celebration of our nation on the 4th of July.
Blessings to all, and God bless America!

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Stamps of Life June Card Kit

Each month the Stamps of Life Card Club has a kit full of product with which to create fun cards.  This is a card I made with the beautiful double-sided cardstocks and accessories from the kit.  I thought it would be fun to share it.  The die cut for the card is one of Stephanie Banard's 3-D Framlet Drop-ins.  It was very tedious cutting out all the pieces, but fun to design and put it all together.

                            Thanks for coming to my blog to have a look.  Blessings!

Challenges entered: 
Creative Corner - Happy Birthday
Crazy Hazlenut - Patterned Paper
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Our Daily Bread Designs Inspiration Challenge SLC239

This week's challenge with Our Daily Bread Designs Blog is an Inspiration Challenge.  Here is the picture used:
I chose to focus on the ladybugs in the photos for my inspiration. 
Our Daily Bread Designs Products used:
Our Daily Bread Designs - All Things Bright and Beautiful Inspiration
Dream Valley Challenges - Things With Wings
Whoopsie Daisy - Things with Wings
Make it Monday - Things with Wings
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Our Daily Bread SLC238 Sketch Challenge

This Get Well card I made for the Our Daily Bread Sketch Challenge this week.  My card uses the bee from the Butterfly and Bugs stamps and the Butterfly and Bugs dies by ODBD.  The sentiment is from the Mini Tag Sentiments by ODBD, and the patterned cardstock is from the Blooming Garden Collection 6x6 Paper Pad by ODBD.  Other products used are green cardstocks, a Sizzix embossing folder, green ribbon and green gemstones. 
Here is the sketch I was following.
Our Daily Bread Designs - Sketch Challenge
Challenge Up Your Life - Ribbons, Buttons, Twine
DRS Designs - Birds and/or Bees

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Stamps of Life May 2015 Piggybank stamps

 This month's stamp set from The Stamps of Life is Piggy Bank 2 Stamp.  I made a couple of cards with the stamps and die set.  The first card is for a special friend.  I've used patterned cardstock from The Stamps of Life that all blend well together.

This second card is made with several different background patterned cardstocks from The Stamps of Life and various stamps from Piggy Bank 2 Stamp.  They make cutsie cards!
Crafty Ribbons - Animals
Freshly Brewed - Ribbon or Twine

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Our Daily Bread Designs Color Challenge

This card is for the current Our Daily Bread Designs challenge.  It is a color challenge.  These are the colors that can be chosen:
My card uses the May set from ODBD called Spread Your Wings, along with the Birds and Nest dies.  I colored the images with Copic Markers and used the Layered Lacey Squares Dies from ODBD for the sentiment.  The images and sentiment are popped up on the card, and I added a green ribbon bow.  The background checkered paper is from The Stamps of Life Happy Collection.
ODBDSLC237 - Color Challenge
Allsorts Challenge - More than two die cuts
Crafty Calendar - May - things with wings
Brown Sugar - layers
Graph it - Anything Square
Polkadoodles - Things with Wings
Moving Along with the Times - Birds and Feathers 

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Little Miss Muffet Challenge #111 - Many Layers

Today's card is for a Little Miss Muffet challenge called "Many Layers"  I've used Sugar 'n Spice Sage as Annie Oakley for my card.  The image is digital and is colored with Copic markers and then layered on a matt and placed over several patterned gingham colors that are also matted.  Floss and a star are added.  Her glasses have Crystal Effects to make them look glassy. 

Little Miss Muffet - Many Layers
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Monday, May 4, 2015

The Stamps of Life April Card Kit

Today I am featuring a collection of cards I made from the April 2015 Card Kit from The Stamps of Life.  Each kit has a stamp set, dies, solid cardstocks, a 6x6 patterned pack, and a variety of embellishments.  These are some of my creations from that kit.  Supplies are listed below.  I hope you are inspired and enjoy these cards!
Card 1
 Card 2

Card 3

Card 4

Card 5

Card 6
April Card Kit from The Stamps of Life, including
     Wishes4cardkit stamp set
     Wishes Collection Cardstock pack
     Wishes die
     ribbons, embellishments
Card 1 - Circle Flip It #2 by Sizzix
Card 2 - Framelits Step-Ups by Sizzix and Stephanie Barnard
Card 4 - Elegant Stand-Ups by Sizzix and Stephanie Barnard
Card 5 - Circle Flip-its #4 by Sizzix
Challenges entered:
AAA- There's a hole in my card
Come and Get it - Female Project
Penny Black - dies and punches
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes with border punch
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
Crazy Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - use patterned paper
CCC Digi Creations - Recipe -1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers, 3 gems/brads

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I made this card for the ODBDSLC235 Inspirational Challenge called April Showers Bring May Flowers.  All stamps and dies are by Our Daily Bread Designs, listed below. 
Spring is a fun time of year, and the weather and flowers have been so beautiful this month. 
Products used:
Challenges entered:
ODBDSLC235 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Dies R Us - April Showers Bring May Flowers

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Butterfly Screen Card

A screen card is a fun folding card to construct.  I made mine on a slant to add extra interest.  The stamps I used are from Tim Holtz.  The legs were cut with a Stampin' Up Decorate Label punch.  Other supplies are listed below.   
 Visual Artistry Collection Nature's Elements Clear Stamp Set by Tim Holtz
Happy  Birthday stamp by The Stamps of Life
Blushing Rose cardstock collection by Our Daily Bread Designs
dark blue cardstock
Martha Stewart Scalloped Edge Punch
Copic markers
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Rich Cocoa Ink
Creative Moments - Anything Goes Spring/Easter

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sparrow by Our Daily Bread Designs

Today I am entering the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge 233 Color Challenge with this card using Sparrow Single and a sentiment from Red Rubber Designs Little Bird stamp set. 
The challenge is inspired by using colors from this sample.  I've used blue and lavender in my card.
Sparrow Die from ODBD
Sentiment from Little Bird by Red Rubber Designs

Christian Faith Collection cardstock from ODBD
Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles
crocheted flower from Red Rubber Designs
blue ribbon trim
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Copic Markers

Our Daily Bread Designs Blog Challenge -Color Challenge
Ikes World - Things with Wings
Try it on Tuesdays - They who have wings
Crafty Cardmakers - Wings

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you!  We rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ this week.  He is risen!  I've used Cross by Pickled Potpourri to make my card.  It is colored with Copic markers.  The patterned background paper is from Stampin' Up.  The oval dies are from PaperTrey Ink.  Then for embellishments I've added a bow from organza ribbon, a cross charm and three pearl studs. 
Here's a close-up of the charm with nails across it. 

Have a blessed Easter!
Cross by Pickled Potpourri

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Gate by Our Daily Bread Designs

The Gate by Our Daily Bread Designs is the scripture stamp I chose to enter their 7th Anniversary challenge today.   I also used the Guilded Gates Dies by ODBD. The background paper is from the Rustic Beauty Collection by ODBD. The green swirl is a die called Jewel Flowers and Flourishes by Spellbinders.
I love to use scripture stamps on my cards.  They are so encouraging and uplifting to send to friends. 
Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Collection Stamp Sets
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - In the Garden
Crafting From the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Scripture Challenge - Anything Goes with Bible Scripture
Whoopsie Daisy - Add A Sentiment

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bicycle Birthday Card

This week I'm showing you a card I made for a recipe challenge with my local stamp group.  The recipe called for three patterned papers, two embellishments, one ribbon, and one stamped image.  I've used bicycle2stamp along with the matching die from The Stamps of Life for the focal image.  The card base is a Elegant Stand Up card die by Sizzix and Stephanie Bennard.  The patterned paper is Celebrate Collection Paper Pad, also from The Stamps of Life.  I colored the bicycle with Copic markers and stamped the sentiments with Blueberry Colorbox Ink by The Stamps of Life.  My two embellishments are two turquoise jewels on the spokes of the wheels and I added one blue ribbon. 
Thanks for visiting my blog this week.  Blessings!
Storyteller - Use the Color Blue
Cut it Up - Windy
Pookadoodles - Birthday

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Red Rubber Inspirational - For the Boys

Today I am submitting a card for the Red Rubber Inspirational Challenge - For the Boys.  This challenge is to do a masculine card.  My card uses two stamp sets from Red Rubber Designs.  One is Eyes to See Cling Mount Rubber Stamp set and the other is Masterpiece Cling Mount Rubber Stamp set.
To make my card, I used Rich Cocoa Memento ink and stamped the background using several of the stamps in the set on to kraft cardstock.  The main image is stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I also sponged ink around the edges of the image and popped it up on the front of the card.  I tied a brown twill ribbon around the card, adding a masculine touch without a bow.
This card was sent to a special friend, Pee Wee Insall, in my Bible study class, who just had his second kidney removed.  The whole class signed the card for him.
Have a blessed day!  Thanks for coming to my blog.
Challenges entered:
Red Rubber Inspirational - For the Boys
CCEE Stampers - Wild Animals
Copic Marker Europe - Things with Wings

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Get Well Flip it Card

Poorly Chester Rubber Stamp by Little Miss Muffet makes a fun get well card.  I've used the Sizzix Circle Flip-it Card die for the base card and for the inside letters.  The patterned cardstock is from The Stamps of Life Celebrate Selection.  The image is colored with Copic Markers, and I've added some blue and white floss. 
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Scrapbooker PhD -  Use a stamp
Simon Says Stamp - All Creatures Great and Small
Stampavie and More - Blue and White
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Here is my Valentine wish to you using Hedgehog of Happiness from Red Rubber Designs.  I've colored the stamped image with Copic markers.  The background patterned cardstock is from my Valentine paper stash, and I've added a heart doily and ribbon. 
May your day be filled with a wagon full of love and blessings!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Challenges entered:
Tuesday Throwdown - Love is in the Air
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with a Twist of Hearts
Aurora Wings - Valentine's
Crafty Boots - Hearts and Valentines
Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love, Love
Red Rubber Inspirational - Love is in the Air

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Sunday, February 1, 2015


Hi there!  I'm  joining Deb Segler's Heavenly Touch in helping friends “SEEK HIM DAILY”.  I’m honored to post a card for you to enjoy.

My card is made with a stamp set from Stampin’ Up’s Sale-a-Bration going on now until March 31, 2015.  It is called Butterfly Basics.  I’ve also used the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  For this card I made my own background using stamps in the set.  The inks I used are Palette Jardin Moss, Boudoir Blush, and Raw Sienna.  I just stamped them randomly over the card.  The base card is green cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment in Palette Noir ink and matted it in the green cardstock.  A green ribbon was placed under the sentiment, which is popped up with foam mounting tape.  Lastly, I added two butterfly die cuts, one cut from the green cardstock and one from a multicolor dotted cardstock.

I love the sentiment with this set.  It reminds me of some spiritual truths.  We all are sinners in depravity before God saves us and makes all things new.  2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”  Our lives are completely transformed by Christ, just like the caterpillar is transformed into a beautiful butterfly.  As we look at people in our lives who seem to be caterpillars who do not have spiritual life and vitality, we cannot know what God plans for them.  We must love them and share the good news of salvation with them.  Perhaps they too can be transformed into something beautiful by His love and grace.

Have a blessed day!  And thanks for visiting my blog.
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Nature's Greeting Deer by Pickled Potpourri

A favorite image of mine is Nature's Greeting Deer by Pickled Potpourri.  It makes a great male card for a birthday or Father's Day or even just thinking of you.  I've cut out the image with a Spellbinders circle die and inked the background with a sponge.  I've used woodgrain patterned paper for the card background and added some burlap ribbon and a multi-colored brown ribbon.  It is a simple card but shows up the image well. 
Pickled Potpourri has lots of nice images.  Visit them and see which ones you like best.
Nature's Greetings Deer
Challenges entered:
Moo-Mania and More - Masculine
Ruby's Rainbow - Masculine Birthday
Cuttlebug Mania- Wildlife 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Red Rubber Inspirational #204 Focused on Stamping Anything Goes

This week on Red Rubber Inspirationals, Lynda leads a challenge that is stamping focused, but the theme can be anything.  I'm joining the challenge with this sweet swan set called Swans Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs.  I've made an anniversary card.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs, and the heart frame die cut is Spellbinders Heart Squares.  I colored the image with Copic markers, using a cloud template and sponge to make the sky with Palette ink.  The background patterned cardstock is from my stash of remnants, and I added two jewels. 

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Shy Skunks by Pickled Potpourri

Here are two cards I made with this adorable digital image from Pickled Potpourri called Shy Skunks.  The first card is a flip it card by Spellbinders.

The inside sentiment is Sophisticated Sentiments by Red Rubber Designs, plus a computer generated saying, "You are so stinking cute!".  The patterned paper is from the Blooming Garden Collection by Our Daily Bread Designs.  I've added jewels and a ribbon for embellishment.
The second card with Shy Skunks is below.  It has background paper embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder that says Happy Birthday, and I cut out the image with Lacey Squares Nestablilites by Spellbinders. The sentiments is computer generated.
  Both card images are colored with Copic Markers.

Shy Skunks

Shy Skunks by Pickled Potpourri
Sophisticated Sentiments by Red Rubber Designs
patterned paper by Our Daily Bread Designs
Spellbinders Lacey Squares Nestabilities
Decorative edge flip-it die by Stephanie Banard and Spellbinders
stick on jewels
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black ink for inside sentiment
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hunting Birthday Card


Here is a manly birthday card using Hunting and Hunting Fowl from Pickled Potpourri.
Hunting Fowl
Woodgrain patterned paper from ODBD
brown cardstock
white cardstock
Palette Reflection Blue ink pad
Spellbinders Labels 5 Nestabilities

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