Saturday, January 31, 2009

Verve Project Parade-Kid At Heart

I created this Valentine Memory game for the Verve Project Parade-Kid At Heart, you gotta go check it out and play along you could win $25.00 in Verve bucks. I luvd Bethany's creation, the Memory Game . I used mainly Verve stamps and the SU heart punch, to make my twelve pairs of matching 2"x 3" cards and the little storage box. I had to change the demensions on my box because I used a very heavy cardstock to glue my panels onto. I hope this brings back enjoyable memories!

Thinking Of You

I created this for todays IC165

and for Amber's Viva-la-Verve sketch with a twist, the twist this week is embossing. You can learn more here about her challenge VLVFEB01. I used a Hero Arts stamp, heat embossed the main image, I ran the white piece of cs through the CB, I added gemstone brads, a dew drop to the center of the flower and stamped the small Verve hearts, cut them out and raised with pop dots. The green is wild wasabi. Enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Trying To Keep It Clean & Simple

I had a very hard time keeping my card clean and simple for the LSC205. What I find so funny about not being able to keep it CAS, is that I do not like clutter around my house or surrendings. I have been called by many as "neat". But, when I am making cards I like more most of the time over less, I do luv less but I can't seem to make CAS cards. Now to the card, this fabulous Bella came from Karolyn check out her wonderful blog and show some luv! I colored my Bella and ran her through the top die, layered her on riding hood red cs, and then punched out the sentiment. I wanted to add so much more. Enjoy your weekend! It is SuperBowl weekend, great football(I luv football) and food(I luv food, too..hehehe)....yeah!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Joy For Mourning*~*2 Cards In One

I created this card for todays sketch at SCS, go to SC213 to see all the creations. I have been designing the insides of my cards lately and I luv it, but I saw this card created by Michelle Woerner and about fell out the chair.....I luv how the inside looks like a card in itself....WOW! The completion time for one card just got do think it is worth it though. You might want to send cards like this to people you know will appreciate it. I have made this card for a friend, her daughter died. It was a tragic death...I hope to bring a small amount of comfort to her. I used chocolate chip, baja breeze, white, and baja dp. I used chocolate chip ribbon, dew drops, and did some sponging on the cuttlebug embossing flowers. The stamps are Verve. I hope you enjoy this and try a 2 cards in one creation!

2 Fun Things To Share

I received this fun fabulous award from my super duper good friend who happens to be my demo Deb, check out her gallery and show some love! I am to tell seven of my favorite things. I am going to share fun things.....not in any order....

1. giving to others

2. Boxer puppies are a favorite

3. pizza

4. stamping time; especially with friends...hey Deb(wink)

5. a motorcycle ride on a beautiful sunny day

6. spending time with friends

7. new pjs and clean sheets especially in the summer with the windows open.

I need to nominate seven others...I will do that in a minute. I have been challenged to another "fun" challenge. Kristin challenged me to this: Go to where you store your photos on your computer. Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH photo. Post that photo on your blog along with a SHORT story about it. Tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them. Well, this is my photo...this was taken this past July 4 at The Frontier Culture Museum, it is only one mile from our house. We have never visited there; it is free of charge on the 4th of July, so dh and I spent the day enjoying other cultures. So here are the gals I am challenging...I have chose eight.
1. Deb
2. Lisa
Can't wait to see everyones picture...enjoy, my friends!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Friend To Friend

I created this quick card for several challenges, trying to get them all in...todays CC203 to use baja breeze, pacific point, and garden green(I used wild wasabi). It is the OCCC sketch, I tweaked it a bit. Lastly, it is for the Sweet N' Sassy Monday DT challenge keyword SNSMC11 , to use hearts on your project. I used baja breeze dp, layered with baja breeze ribbon. The hearts are from the SU Love You Much set and then punched out with the SU heart punch. The adorable birdhouse and birdie is SNSS, it is awesome...luvin this is called Doodle gotta check it out! I added the sentiment as a tag, it is from the SU Love You Much set. Enjoy your day!

Blogger Groups #3 and #7

Hey girls....I have a gift for all of you....I was given this award by Lisa, her blog is Kind Creations, don't ya luv her blog name...and her is fabulous...visit her and show some luv! I try to visit all of your blogs and have been very inspired, so I want you all to have this award...enjoy and pass it on! I do hope that I can live up to this award!

Here is what it means “This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!”The rule of the award is to now pass it on to another 8 people who demonstrate this spirit.”

Monday, January 26, 2009

Mojo71 O Lord, My Strength

Good mojo Monday morning everyone! Well, I luv todays sketch, it is perfect with my favorite the top die. I used Verve stamps, both the flower and the scripture are in the same set called Meditations...hows that for getting your moneys worth. I used a deep Bazzil chocolate cs, vanilla cs, and American Crafts dp #34176. I ran the smaller side piece through the CB textile texture folder and sponged with Tim Holtz vintage photo distressing ink and chocolate chip ink. I double stamped the flowers, cut them out, added five small diamond gems to each of the centers, and added pop dots. I layered the top die, sponged the bottom layer and then stamped the awesome scripture Psalm 19:14. I so need to be reminded of this scripture daily! I added chocolate ribbon and diamond bling in various places. I hope you enjoy the outcome of my Mojo Monday creation! Don't forget to stop by the Mojo Monday Blog to enjoy the other mojo makers fabulous creations!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Stacey's Jewelry Color Challenge-Satsuma #21

I created this for Staceys Jewelry Color Challenge #21 it is one of my favorites...hehehe... even though I just discovered it...I have known Stacey and admired her work but just learned of her jewelry challenge. If you luv jewelry and stampin then this is for you. The colors she gives are old olive, tangerine tango, baja breeze, and white. I am thrilled with how this ten minute card turned out. This is also the sketch from this Clean & Simple Blog, I tell ya if you got the time there are numerous challenges to tackle. I used SU dp in the old oilve and tangerine tango colors, layered it on baja breeze, tied it with baja ribbon, and added the curly label embossed punches. Sentiment is Verve. Enjoy your evening!

FS103 Love You Much Vicky!

I created this card for todays FS103 the fabulous Vicky Gould, her gallery is amazing...check it out and play along and show her some love. I used the front of one card and the inside of another. I used SU Love You Much set, so adorable. I stamped and raised the little birds, I put just dots on the inside of the letters instead of coloring complete. I used my favorite invention the top die, Martha twill ribbon, a brad to the center of the flower. Then I made the little springy thing for the inside using the same set. I hope you enjoy this sweet little card!

ATC Scripture Challenge Beauty & Waiting

I created these ATC's for the SCRC209 the words this week are Beauty and Wait. There are some challegnes that you just luv, well the ATC scripture challenge is one of my favorites. I know your thinking she has alot of favorites...hehehe..yea, I do. I am not sure if I could name a top three, but I can name a top is good, there are lots of fabulous challenges out there. It is not to late to start this one and you can do any project that you want. Patter has done an outstanding job bringing us the scripture challenges. I used 1 Chronicles 16:29 for to our Lord is not outward beauty, He sees the beauty of our heart. I want my heart to be beautiful to God and to others! I used Psalm 37:34 for Wait...waiting is one of the hardest things for us to do. If we are waiting it is only because God has something better that we can't see for ourselves...Gods best always comes after a wait! Amen. Enjoy your day! Don't forget to come back tomorrow morning to see the fabulous Mojo Monday Sketch! another one of my favorites....hehehe!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wishing You Well

I created this for todays IC164, there are so many beautiful calendars on the Lang site. I am not sure I like the way my card turned out, but I am sending it to a coworker so I hope she sees the thought. I used SU chocolate chip, baja breeze, vanilla, and baja breeze dp. I used the wide chocolate ribbon tied with hemp, I colored the white threading in the ribbon with a chocoalte chip marker so that it makes it chocolate on chocolate. I used the vanilla hph, stamped the Hero Arts tree onto the baja breze dp, and then I double stamped the Verve filgree on the top of the vanilla dp. I finished it off by stamping on the inside too. I hope you enjoy it!

Friday, January 23, 2009

His Holy Name-Sovereign

I created this album page for His Holy Name Challenge, the name this week is "sovereign". You can learn more here HHN09. I used baja breeze patttern paper, added ribbon for the stems of the flowers, the flowers are leather, I added a brad to the center of each one. The word sovereign is letter rub-ons, I punched holes in the top die side and then went back and cut each one with scisssors to make it look like it came from a notebook. The awesome Susan aka one4joy used this technique and I luvd it...thanks Susan! I hope you enjoy it and will consider playing along, it will be fabulous to see the end results.

Pacific Point....How Do You Like Me Now?

OK, don't ya just luv it when this did not like pacific point, but I must tell ya it is growing on me. I luv it with bashful blue, black, and certainly celery, did I say "luv it"; wow I have came along way with pacific point. I created this card for Amber's Viva la Verve sketch with a twist, this week we are to use flowers. You can learn more here VLVJAN04 and see the sketch too. It is also for todays LSC204, we are to use a black card base. I am trying to combine challenges since my time is limited. I used bashful blue, pacific point, and black. I heat embossed the verse it is one of the Plain Janes from Verve, I added black ribbon, and embosssed the long stem flowers with my CB. I also added black brads to the center of the flowers. It is Friday everyone, enjoy today and your weekend! Oh, tell me how you like pacific point and for those gals that where sceptics...pacific point wants to know how do you like me now..hehehe...enjoy?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Stacey's Jewelry Color Challenge-Midnight Garden Blue

I created this for this weeks SCS212 at SCS. This is also for Stacey's jewelry color challenge, here is a girl after my own heart....stampin, jewelry, and color....I luv them all! You gotta check out
Stacey's Stampin Stage and her fabulous work. This is for her Jewelry Color Challenge #20 check it out and play along, she is also giving away blog candy...woohoo! I used my Verve scripture stamp, alot of bling, certainly celery dp and ribbon, and Martha's butterfly punch. I hope you like it and enjoy!

I also wanted to thank everyone who visits my blog and comments, it means so much to me. I am very busy with my school and all the homework, but I will continue to visit all of your blogs too! I have not even stamped since Sunday, so my time is limited. Please know....I thank you for your time to my blog and I will make every effort to give back the same time. I hope you are encouraged and inspired when you visit here. I am fast approaching 10,000 hits and will be giving away blog candy then...look for it very soon!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mojo70 With Love From Me to You

Good mojo Monday morning everyone! I luv because its Mojo Monday and myself and the other mojo makers have a new sketch for you. Julee has come up with another outstanding sketch, this one really stretched me. Check out the Mojo Monday Blog to see all the fabulous creations I had a tough time at first, after I made my card I set it aside for a day before I starting liking it. Aren't we funny? I used SU rose red, black and white; I am really liking rose red. I use to never like reds and now I cannot get enough of them. I ran the black piece of cs through the CB with the swirly folder. I used an older dp to layer with the half circle of rose red. I also used the wide rose red ribbon under the main panel...luv the SU wide ribbon! I used the Black Tie Birdies string stamp for the heart balloon strings. I used the hearts from the Heart On Fire set for the heart balloons. I paper pieced them with the same dp and used pop dots to give depth. The sentiment is from the Feeling Grooving set, I circle punched it out and added diamond bling to the scallops. Enjoy making your Mojo Monday card!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blogger Group #7 Challenge *~* In Your Heart Forever

I created this for the blogger group #7 challenge. LaToya hosted this challenge and we where to make a Valentine card using no red, pink or white. Wow....was this hard, I kept reaching for the reds and It was fun though, I hope you like my card. Enjoy looking at all of our creations on SCS here BG7JANCH . I used SU safron, tangerine tango, and Haiku dp. I added ribbon, dew drops, and punched out hearts with dazzling diamonds added. The sentiment is Verve. Make one today and challenge yourself to a Valentine with no red, pink or white.

FS102 Congratulations Lori

I created this for todays FS102 she has an amazing gallery, check it out! I chose this card of Lori's True Love: Be Mine, I luv the vibrant colors in her card. I chose to use some Bazzil cs, Bazzil colors are so very vibrant. The pink color is Bazzil, I don't know the name of it, I wish I did and the chocolate is called Bittersweet. I kept the same layout, changed the stamp sets and the colors, I also added sponging to the edges of the four square panels. The stamps are Verve, they are called Sweet Valentine. I raised everything on pop dots to give depth. I hope you enjoy your day.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


I created this for todays IC163, the inspiration is the fabulous Pottery Barn Teen Site, wow..I could do some serious shopping at this site. I luvd alot of the bedding, I finally decided on the Woodland set. I used the same colors, luv them....chocolate chip, baja breeze, old olive, and regal rose. I stamped the flower and heart, they are both Verve stamps. I do not have a mushroom stamp so I had to hand draw and cut out the mushroom, try to excuse the poor impostor that I have! I also used the Viva la Verve sketch with a twist, by Amber; the twist is you have to use pink. I hope you enjoy the card!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Boxed Valentine, No Way!

I created this for todays LSC203, to make a Valentine that could be easily mass produced. I knew I wanted to use the top die as the main card. I ran it through the CB leaving the top out of the cutting area and it can be folded like a card, so cute. I ran a piece of the new SU Valentine dp through the cb and only used half of the piece, I added a little tab of riding hood red ribbon. I used the new SU love you much set and stamped the circle on white, punched it out with the scalloped punch. I stamped it again on pink pirouette and punched it out with the

1 1/4" circle punch and then I stamped the little heart on riding hood red and cut it out. I finally punched out the hearts with th new SU heart punch. I used pop dots on everything to give a little depth. I hope you like this simple no box Valentine! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ATC Scripture Challenge

I have another scipture challenge to share. I am going to luv the final project using ATC's.
If you are not familiar with ATC's, they are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 mini's so sweet. These you hang on a revolving holder from 7Gypsies. Patter is also hosting this challenge you can learn more here Scripture Challenge 2009
The first two words are Faith and Kindness. I have shown the ATC holder in the bottom picture. You can view the gallery for this challenge on SCS at SCRC209.

This is the ATC revolving holder, I will keep it on my work desk to remind me of Gods
mercy, grace, and love that He has for me!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Scripture Challenges

I want to share some fabulous inpiration challenges over at SCS. The Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge is to make a creation once a month using a Bible scripture. I have chose to make 4x6 index style cards and put into a decorated photo box. I am making these to give to my twelve year old niece one day. You can see the ones from last year in my gallery at SCS va.sunshine . My picture taking has come a long way(never mind the If you upload to SCS use the keyword BVC09 .
These two photos of are the 6x6 album I am making for the challenge His Holy Name. Patter is hosting this challenge you can find out more about her here Triple The Scraps. She gives us a name of God every two weeks and we are to find a scripture to go with the name. The first
name of God is 'holy'. This is the front and back of my first page. I am having a hard time getting use to my handwriting being on the page.
I think it makes it very special to use your persoanl handwriting. One day my niece may have this too. The scripture I used is Leviticus 20:26. You can go to to look up scripture, I really like it because I can copy and paste to Word if I want to print it. If you play along and upload to SCS use the keyword HHN09 so we can see all of our creations together. I have enjoyed these challenges and pray that I grow in Gods word during this year. Join us and enjoy the study of Gods word!

Mojo69 Every Little Thing you Do Is Magic

Good Monday morning everyone, you know what Monday means, is Mojo Monday and this is Mojo69 sketch. I really like this sketch, but I like all of Julee's sketches. I chose pink and brown for this cute Valentines card. I used the Wild Thing set from Verve, you gotta go check it out, it is on sale now. I luv the lovely hearts at the bottom, I went around the edges with my new glitter pen. I also used the set Filigree Fantasy for the flourishes that are in the main circle, I added pink gemstones, I also decorated the inside. This is a very special Valentine, I think I am going to give this to think he will like it? Hurry on over and check out what the other Mojo Makers have created for you to enjoy!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Best Blues On Blue

Hello everyone, I do hope you have had a wonderful Saturday. I am excited about this weeks
Jazzy Challenge, Tenia is doing an awesome job of bringing us some great jazz music and combining it with fabulous challenges. This weeks challenge is from the best jazz artist of all time Miles Davis and the album is Kind of Blue. Her challenge to you this week, you guessed it to use all blues. If you play along upload your work to your blog and if you don't have a blog upload to SCS using the keyword JAZZ03. You can upload to SCS even if you have a blog, so we can see everyones work together. This also fits the OCC challenge to use two different blues. Enjoy your visit and hop on over to the
Jazzy Blog and enjoy some fantastic jazz music!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sweet N' Sassy DT Challenge

I created this for the Sweet N' Sassy D Challenge check it out and play along. This is also for todays LSC202, to use hearts and red...I think this will be ok, don't you? I used SU Merci set, colored in the heart with ruby red marker and then outlined everything with a glitter pen. I bought them after Christmas at a local stampin shop......I luv them! I stamped Verve hearts on the dp, cut out the circle with my nesties, added a gemstone for the center of the flower. I made the "LOVE" sentiment by stampin the letters and then drawing lines and adding the little dots, made it a tag and added ribbon. I hope you like it and enjoy your weekend!