Monday, January 31, 2011

He Lives

This beautiful image is a sneak peek from one of the sets in the February Release from Sweet' n Sassy Stamps. It's called 'He Lives' and the sentiment is a Eureka Stamp. I thought that is was so fitting to put them together.
I mounted this on a piece of chipboard so it could be hung or placed on a stand. It looks like navy blue in this picture but it is really mounted on Elegant Eggplant. I placed each crystal and pearl on one at a time to make my own design.
This wonderful patterned paper is from Prima Marketing and is called ' Fairy Flora'. I wanted to achieve a sunrise effect and matched the ink for the sponging around the cross.
I will display this during the Easter season. I am so thankful for life in Christ. I don't know where I'd be without Him. I hope that this honors Him.

Stamps: He Lives, Eureka Stamps
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Mauve Mist, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Georgia Pacific White, Fairy Flora
Accessories: Copic Markers, 0, W0, W1, V0000, V000, V09, V12, V15, V17, E19, E21, E30, E31, E34, E37. Lilac and Lipstick Spica Glitter Pens. Swarovski Crystals, Kaiser Kraft Pearls, Martha Stewart Border Punch Arched Lattice, Stampin Dimensional, Plumb Perfection Embossing Powder. The Ribbon is a scrap that I had from a gift.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate each one of you and pray that your day will be filled with joy and blessing.



Saturday, January 29, 2011

February Fairy Calendar

Hi everyone, thank you so much for visiting today.
I want to share my February Fairy Calendar with you today. I wanted to stay away from the traditional red and white and I have this absolutely wonderful fairy designer paper form Prima Marketing called Fairy Flora. Oh it is so pretty and screams fairies!
I love these precious Fairies form Michelle Perkett Studios. Michelle is a sweet lady and has so many different images to choose from. Please visit her Etsy store and get some treasures of your own. You won't be sorry.

The stand is from Taylored Expressions. I am trying to decide what color I want to paint it.
These wonderful little calendar pages are form Papertrey Ink. They are the 'Mini Calendar Pages' and 'Calendar Basics' stamp set coordinates with it.
If you want to see a close up of my calenday page just click on the image to make it bigger.

Here is a close up the the fairy. Yes, I cut out the little heart flowers and fairy by hand. My friend thought that I was nuts but a girl has to do what needs to be done. :) It really wasn't that bad.

Stamps: The Love Fairy Digi and Calendar Basics and pre-printed Mini Calendar Pages
Ink: Distressed Ink Antique Linen and Tea Dye, Mauve Mist
Paper: Pear Pazzazz, Mauve Mist, Prima Marketing Fairy Flora designer paper, Georgia Pacific White.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Kaiser Kraft Champaine Pearls. Lace ribbon, Plumb Pudding Satin Ribbon, Labels Ten Nestabilities, Lace Heart border Punch from Martha Stewart, Plumb Eyelets, Gold Book Corners from Bonnies Best. Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you so much to visiting today. I means a lot to me that you take time to do that.

Have a beautiful day filled with joy and blessings,



Thursday, January 27, 2011

Da Bears

Hello beautiful stamping friends. I hope that you are well.

My sister has to be the Chicago Bear's #1 fan and I made this card to help ease the pain of her beloved football team's defeat last Sunday. Who better to assist me in this then Riley Moose. He is such a kind little fellow. He got together with some of his moose buddies and posed for a team photo. If you haven't yet, please pay him a visit at Riley and Company. He will make you smile!!

The inside sentiment reads: "Dear Sherry, Our #1 fan, So sorry that we let you down. Who knew Bears couldn't eat cheese? We'll do better next year. Your Bears" :)

To get the team of players I used the masking technique. Splitcoast has a tutorial for this technique. Give it a try. I cut out one extra image and popped it up in front of the rest to give some dimension.

Stamps: Football Riley, Fundamental Pharses
Ink: Garden Green, Going Gray, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Georgia Pacific White
Accessories: Copic Markers, 0, W0, W1, E13, E17, E18, E29, E30, E31, E33, E34, E37, YR14, YR15, B0000, B21, B34, B37, B39. White Gelly Roll Pen, Classic Rectangle Nestabilities, Die Cut #'s, Stampin Up Oval Punches, Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Blessings,


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Our Refuge

Psalm 91:2 is one of my favorite Bible verses and it is available with three other life giving verses as part of the Our Refuge stamp set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.
I wanted the verse to be the focal point so I kept this card simple using Labels 10 Nestabilities to frame the image. This beautiful designer paper is form TPC Studio and is called Mediterranean Summer and coordinates so well with Not Quite Navy and Marina Mist. I sponged lightly around the verse with Marina Mist and added Kaiser Kraft Pearls. The ribbon is form Michael's and is Celebrate It ' Holiday Ribbon'. I punched the bottom with an EK Success edger punch ' Pointed Flowers' and layered it on top of Whisper White to set off the beautiful design.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Our Refuge
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist
Paper: Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Georgia Pacific White, Whisper White and Mediterranean Summer Designer Paper.
Accessories: Kaiser Kraft White Pearls, Labels 10 Nestabilities, Holiday Ribbon, EK Success Pointed Flowers edger punch

Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Blessings,


Need a Cuddle?

I wanted to play along with some challenges today and I came up with this card. The layout is this weeks Splitcoast Sketch Challenge, SC316 and I paired it with this weeks Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge, PWC137, using paper piecing on your image. The image I chose is Cuddle Me Sophia. Isn't she sweet? She also is available as a digi stamp.

I love little Sophia and since it is so cold outside it thought you all could use a little cuddle. :)

Here is a side view of my card so you can see the layers and how I finished the inside.
I have started decorating inside my cards because my husband told me that my cards were so nice but the insides were boring and he was right. So from now on, even if it is just simple, I am adding some fun to the inside of my cards. Thanks sweetie.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Cuddle Me Sophia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Paper: Brocade Blue, Georgia Pacific White, Retired Stampin Up designer paper, Doodle Bug designer paper.
Accessories: Copic Markers, 0, W0, W1, E0000, E00, E30, E31, E34, E41, E43, E44, B0000, B32, B21. Lt. Rain Satin Ribbon from Papertrey Ink. Martha Stewart Scallop Heart border punch, Scallop Edge Framabilities, Heart Block CuttleBug embossing folder, Making Memories Heart eyelet. Stampin dimensionsals.

Thank you for stopping by. Stay warm!!

Hugs and Blessings,


Thursday, January 20, 2011

January Calendar

I wanted to make a special calendar this year and it took me a while to decide which images that I wanted to use. Then I remembered that I have these beautiful Fairies form Michelle Perkett Studio, and that was it. What better way to welcome the New Year than with Michelle's Enchanted Slumber Fairy. Isn't she lovely? I thought that I should post my January Calendar before the month is over. :)
This wonderful frame is from Taylored Expressions. I am not sure whether I want to stain it of paint it, so for now it is bare wood. It works so well for my calendar.

I cut the main color, Baja Breeze at 8 1/"2 x 6" and scored the top at 7" and added eyelets to make the top edge stronger for the binder rings and then I just started creating.
The calendars are from Papertrey Ink. I used Calendar Basics stamp set which is good for eleven years :) and the Coordinating Pre-Printed Mini Calendar pages.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Enchanted Slumber Fairy Digi Stamp and Pre-Printed Mini Calendar Pages
Ink: Antique Linen
Paper: Baja Breeze, Georgia Pacific White and Fairy Flora designer paper from Prima Marketing Inc.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Start Dust Gelly Roll Pen, Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones. Gold Satin and Pink Taffeta ribbon. Fiskars border punch and Fairy Tale paper roses. Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope you day is filled with joy and blessings.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bunny Kawuggins

Okay, so who says you have to be a kid to have stuffed animals??
When I got this adorable digi stamp ( Benjamin Bunny ) from Sweet n Sassy Stamps all I could think was "That is my Bunny Kawuggins." So naturally I had to ask Bunny Kawuiggins if he would be willing to do a photo op with my card. He graciously agreed. He is just that kind of guy. :>)
It is cold and blustery with snow coming down. It is so beautiful outside but I just felt like perking me up with a bit of spring. Bunny Kawuggins lives in my studio and he inspired this card. Yes, I know, I need to get out more.

Stamps: Benjamin Bunny, Fancy Flexible Phrases Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen Paper: Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Georgia Pacific White, Basic Grey Pheobe, Angel Island. Accessories: Copic Markers, E30, E31, E33, 0, W0, W1, W3, B0000, B000, B01, B21, G12, G14, G20, G21, R81, R83, R85, RV0000, RV000. Rose Pink, New Leaf and Polka-dot ribbon layered on top of each other. Pink and Blue Swarovski Crystals, Classic and Scallop Square and Oval Nesties. Scallop Trim border punch from Stampin up.

Please don't forget to check out Leah Cornelius' Digi Stamp Co. Heart Song Designs. Let's see if we can help her bring her little boy home from Ethiopia. You can find out more about this blessed endeavor at Sweet N Sassy Stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope your day is filled with joy and blessings.


Friday, January 14, 2011

I Love You

Isn't Melanie Mouse a cutie? She is a digi stamp from Sweet N Sassy Stamps and she makes me smile.
I used SCS313 for the layout of this card and found this adorable glitter paper in my scrap stash and thought it would be perfect for miss Melanie Mouse. I colored the image with Copic markers and used the Classic and Scallop hearts and Oval Nestabilities. The card stock is Close to Cocoa from Stampin Up and Pure Poppy from Papertrey Ink.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Melanie Mouse from Sweet N Sassy Stamps and the Sentiment is from My Sentiments exactly.
Ink: Bashful Blue
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Pure Poppy, Georgia Pacific White, Glitter Paper from my scrap stash.
Accessories: Copic Markers, 0, B0000, B000, W0, W1, W3, RV0000, RV000, Rv00, Rv02, R01, R22, R24, R29. Red Glitter Brads, White Brad, Red Stickles, Pure Poppy Stain Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionsls. Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Please don't forget to check out Leah Cornelius' Digi Stamp Co. Heart Song Designs. Let's see if we can help her bring her little boy home from Ethiopia. You can find out more about this blessed endeavor at Sweet N Sassy Stamps.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Blessings,


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Emmy's Bed Time Prayers

Bed time prayers are such a special time with our children and this sweet image from Mo Manning called 'Em' captures the innocence of it. This image reminds me of my youngest daughter Emily, now almost twenty-two, who had a bunny just like this one that she called "De Det" They were inseparable. She still has him but now he sits in my studio so every time I see it I think of her.
I made this card a 5x7 to and used Spellbinders Labels 10 Nestabilities to showcase the image well and colored with my Copic Markers and Spica Glitter pens. Martha Stewart's Lace Heart border punch graces the bottom of the card and of course I had to add some sparkles with Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Em by Mo Manning
Ink: Distressed Ink Antique Linen and Tea Dye
Paper: Georgia Pacific White, Lovely Lilac, Retired Stampin Up Designer Paper.
Accessories: Copic Markers, E0000, E00, E01, E30, E31, E33, E37, E39, E41, Bv0000, BV000, Bv01, BV04, 0, W0, W1. Spica Glitter pens Lavender, Pink and Black. Spellbinbers Nestabilities Labels 10 and Martha Stewart's Lace Hearts border punch. Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones from Art Beads .com. Lt Green Satin Ribbon, Paper Flowers and Stampin Dimensionals.

Before I go I wanted to share something with you. One of my fellow designers from Sweet and Sassy Stamps is venturing out on her own and starting a digi stamp company called 'Heart Song Designs' to help raise funds to bring her little boy home from Ethiopia. You can read all about Leah's Heart Song Fundraiser at Sweet N Sassy Stamps.
God Bless you Leah, we wish you and your family all the best!!

Thank you so much for visiting today, I appreciate everyone of you my friends.

Hugs and Blessings,


Monday, January 10, 2011

Summer Home

Good Monday morning to all of my stamping friends.
I am excited to share this beautiful stamp set called Birds and Roses from Sweet N Sassy Stamps. Some of my favorite things are flowers and birds and when combined are some of God's most lovely creations. Makes you think of spring don't you agree?
Please stop by the store and see what other wonderful sets are new for January.

I found these beautifully crocheted flowers and leaves from Flowery Bliss on Esty. You have to visit her store and check out all of her creations. She is a very sweet gal and is quick to ship even from Singapore. Wonderful workmanship!!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Birds and Roses
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Vintage Cream, Wild Asparagus Baby Girl Floral and Coral, Georgia Pacific White.
Accessories: Copic Markers, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, Ro1, R12, R22, R24, YG93, YG95, G20, W0, W1, T1, T3. Peach and Chocolate Spica Glitter Pens. Chocolate Pearls, Classic and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Vintage Wallpaper Sizzix Embossing Folder. Crocheted Flower and Leaves from Flowery Bliss. Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch.

Hope your day is filled with God's blessings.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's a Tropcial Paradise

Good Morning stamping friends. Thanks for stopping by today.

I made this card for my husband who just back this morning at 4:00 am from a scuba diving trip in Florida. Needless to say he was very excited and we talked and talked and talked. It's the first time he has ever seen the ocean and I am sure it will not be the last. He was like a little kid who got a shinny new toy on Christmas morning. He makes me smile. :) I just love my man and am so glad to have him back home.

When I was looking through my stamps this little Riley jumped right out and I thought he would be perfect. If you haven't yet, please stop by Rileyandcompany and see what else Riley is up to.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Fins Riley, Studio g Clear Stamps
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distressed Ink.
Paper: Marina Mist, Green Galore, Georgia Pacific White.
Accessories: Copic Markers, E30, E31, E33, E37, E39, YG00, YG03, YG05, Y32, Y38. Marina Mist Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, and Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you again for visiting today. I love hearing from you and wish you a day filled with God's Blessings.



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Key to My Heart

Happy New Year!!

I hope that your Christmas and New Year's was filled with joy and blessings.

I am glad to be back!! :) I thought that I would share a Valentine card with you although this card could be used for an Anniversary or I Love You card as well. I used today's Color Challenge from Splitcoast Stampers CC304. Stop by try your hand at it.

This adorable image is a Sweet N Sassy Digi Stamp called 'Key to Cocoa's Heart'. The sentiment is computer generated. I thought that it would be perfect for these two little lovers. Stop by and check out all the new images from Sweet N Sassy Stamps here.

Card Recipe

Stamps: Key to Cocoa's Heart
Ink: Going Gray
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Georgia Pacific White, Silver Mirror and Heart Designer Paper. I am sorry I do not know who makes this, it was in my scrap stash.
Accessories: Copic Markers, R0000, R01, R02, R22, R24, R29, R89, C0, C1, C3, W0, W1, O. Black and Lipstick Spica Glitter and Silver Gelly Roll Pens, Key Brad, Silver Brads.Bakers Twine, Classic Circle and Rectangle Nestabilities. Black Satin Ribbon. Ticket Corner Punch.

Thank you so much for visiting today. I love hearing from you. Have a wonderful night.

Hugs and Blessings,