Sunday, July 31, 2011

Stampin Sisters In Christ-Guest Spot

Good morning friends, I am excited to be sharing that I am one of the two guests playing along with the Stampin Sisters In Christ the month of August.  The other gal is the super talented Traci Major.  Below is a list of all the SSIC, please visit their blogs and show some luv!  The scripture this week is Psalm 148:7-10.....Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, and the challenge is to use a creature big or small on your creation.  I have also played along with several other challenges listed below.  I wanted to use scripture on my card and there is no better place to get scripture stamps than Verve.  There are so many Plain Janes scriptures stamps and lots of scripture stamps come in sets too.....head over to Verve and check them out!   I hope your day is blessed and you will make time to play along with SSIC, it is a great way to create and meditate on God's word too...enjoy!  
*SSIC BLOG* Linda Marilynn Miesje
Rebekka Peggysue Kris Traci
Stamps:  Ecclesiastes 3:11 Plain Jane(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Misc Designer Papers
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories:  Bloomer Flowers, SU Butterfly Embosslit, SU Sizzix Butterfly Die, Gemstones, Button, Burlap String, Janome, and 3D Foam Squares
Flutterby Wednesdaybutterflies and stripes/#164
Frosted Designscircles
Peachy Keen sketch and colors/#57
Stampin Sisters In Christuse a creature big or small

Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday MashUP-Fan Favorite Pick

Hello Friday MashUP fans, I have the great pleasure of bringing to you the first Fan Favorite Pick Challenge.  I am so excited and I thank you for voting for my challenge.  I promise this will be a fun one; we will be using bold colored handmade flowers.  I have used several different types of handmade flowers feel free to use what you like.  Keep a look out for the next Fan Favorite contest, you could be the next winner!   I hope you will join us and play along!  Head over to the Friday MashUp Blog for all the deets.So, here's my "Mash Up!"challenge:
1. Create a "handmade flower or flowers" on your project.
2. Create a project using "turquoise, red, and black".
3. Or "Mash it Up!" and create  "handmade flowers" on your project that uses "turquoise, red, and black"!
I have used several different kinds of handmade flowers, I luv the look...sooooo bold! The sentiment is from Verve's Word's Cannot Express.  I hope you will join me and the gals at Friday MashUP for the fun...enjoy! 
Friday MashUPhandmade flowers/colors 
Sketchbook Saturdaysketch

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stampers Dream-Sweet Flowers

Hello friends, It is almost the weekend and I am so excited....I will be off for at least 2 weeks, maybe 3....I am hoping for 3...hehehehe.  The dh went back to the doctor and he will be in the neck brace four 4 more weeks, not exactly what we where expecting but you cannot be to careful with your neck.  I thank you so much for the prayers and well wishes, they mean so much to us both!
For my card tonight I am using the JustRite set Elegant Charms, I adore these flowers, they have so much personality, don't ya think?  I stamped them in Tim Holtz Black Soot ink and then cut them out and added stickles.   The die cut leaves are from the Spellbinders Rose Creations.  I embossed them and the folded them for more texture.  The sentiment is from the Spellbinders set Because I Care I cut it out using the Spellbinders Nested Custom Sentiment Dies.  I finished my card with stitching, and distressing.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned with family and friends....enjoy!
Stamps:  Because I Care and  Elegant Charms(JustRite)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Stella Rose(My Mind's Eye Designer Paper)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Stickles, EK Success Border Punch, Burlap String, Buttons, Spellbinders Rose Creation Die,   Spellbinders Nested Custom Dies, Janome, Distressing Tool, Embossing Folder, and 3D Foam Squares
Monday Sketch Challengesketch/TSSC184
Shabby Tea Room:  colors/#72

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Layers of Color-God's Blessings To You

Good morning peeps, I am sharing today with you another gorgeous stamp from Layers of Color called May Bouquet.  This flower bouquet is one of Layers of Colors newer sets, you can see this one and the other new stamps in the release here.  I have colored the centers with a golden yellow and kept the flowers white, to give a daisy look.  I added stickles to the centers and then cut the image out with circle nesties.  I added stitching, distressing, and a ribbon/lace bow.  The sentiment is from the set  Sent With Love, this set has some awesome sentiments, the one I used today is one of my favorites!  Be sure to check out Layers of Color often so that you do not miss their new releases!  I have used the Inspirational Sketches sketch for my card today.  

I am having a stressful week, so I am going to leave you with a great is one I hold close to my heart!  There is tons of truth in encouraged and enjoy! 
"The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else."   — Oswald Chambers
Inspirational Sketches:sketch/IC124

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Circle Card

Be sure to scroll down one or click here, you do not want to miss the secret I have been keeping!
Hello mojo Monday peeps, this week is circle or square week...I went with the circle.  These little circle cards are so fun to make, I use the largest scalloped circle nesties for my base, so these little guys will fit in a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 envie.  I have used the Plain Jane scripture set Philippians 1:6.   I used the Bountiful Backgrounds set to adorn the top and bottom of my sentiment panel.  I added the ribbon treatment to complete my card.  I hope the start of your week is awesome.....I will be counting the seconds this week.  I am off from work for at least two weeks after Friday....woohoo!  Make the most of your mojo Monday....enjoy! 

Stamps:  Plain Jane Philippians 1:6 and Bountiful Backgrounds(Verve)
Paper:  Early Espresso and Very Vanilla(SU)
Ink:  Blushing Bride and Early Espresso(SU) 
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle Nesties, Circle Nesties, Crinkled Ribbon, Crocheted Flower, Gemstone, Border Punch, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares

Lil' Inker Design Team

I am so thrilled to be sharing a little secret I have been keeping...I am joining the Lil' Inker Designer Team.  This is Laura's first team and there are some amazingly talented ladies being introduced this week.  You can catch each one and learn more about them over at the Lil' Inker Blog.  I have used the sweet little Sentiment Flags set, I adore this set is a must have.  This set is so cute and has lots of great possibilities....I have made a birthday tag to share today.  The Lil' Inker sets come with dies if you order them that way, how cool is that?  Be sure to visit all week long and meet all the design team members, you will not be disappointed!  I hope you have a fabulous day....enjoy! 
Stamps:  Sentiment Flags(Lil' Inkers)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and My Mind's Eye Designer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso and Really Rust(SU)
Accessories:  Lil' Inker Sentiment Flag Die, Spellbinders Nesties Labels Four, Crinkled Ribbon, Lace Trim, Bakers Twine, SU Heart Punch, Acrylic Paint, Janome, MFT Daisy Flower Die, Gemstone, Crop a Dile, SU Jumbo Eyelet, Scor Tape, and 3D Foam Squares

Friday MashUPbirthday/MU16

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Stampers Dream-Vintage Birthday

Hello friends, I am sharing a card I made using JustRite stamps, I adore these images and the best part they are compatible with Spellbinders.  I have used the set Elegant Frames and the Spellbinders Nesties Labels Ten to cut out the shape.  I have used glass glitter on the main image, well....because I luv it....hehehehe.  I added ribbon, Melissa Frances Lace Trim, button and burlap to finish my card.  I adore the sketch and I played along with Paper Play and used ribbon, lace, and a button.  It is almost the weekend and I can't wait.....I am going to be busy in the next several weeks.  I have several things to share with you that are super exciting, I can't wait to spill the beans!  I have lots of things I want to see and do in my life, I must believe those things will happen.....enjoy!  I want to share this awesome quote with you  by Oswald Chambers......"Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time."
Stamps:  Elegant Frames(JustRite)
Paper:  Black, Very Vanilla(SU) and Pink Paislee Designer Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink) and Groovy Guava(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nesties Labels Ten, Crinkled Ribbon, Button, Glass Glitter, Melissa Frances Lace Trim, Embossing Folder, Janome, EK Success Border Punch, Burlap String, SU Crystal Effects, and 3D Foam Squares
Card Positioning: sketch/#227
Paper Play:  ribbon, lace, button/#29

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Layers Of Color-Joyful Noise

I am so happy to be sharing this card today, I am guesting for Layers of Color this month.  I adore this set, it is called Joyful is amazing, full of music themed stamps.  I have used the Sketchbook Saturday sketch and the colors from JUGS.  I lightly stamped the music flourish up the side and the used the keyboard to stamp at the bottom, added a little stitching and lace trim.  The butterfly I stamped and cut out, covered with glass glitter and then added the buttons.  I really like how it turned out and will reach for this awesome set again and again!  Be sure to head over to Layers of Color and check out the latest release....gorgeous stamps!  Music can fill our hearts with peace and joy.......I do hope your day is filled with wonderful music.....enjoy!
Stamps:  Joyful Noise(Layers of Color)
Paper:  White(Bazzil) and Groovy Guava(SU)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories:  Button, Glass Glitter, Lace Trim, Bakers Twine, Janome, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
Sketchbook Saturday-sketch

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Being Confident

Good morning mojo fans, it is time for another Mojo Monday sketch and this is a special one, it is number #200!  Can you believe we have played along with 200 sketches, that is quite an accomplishment and tons of fun!  Mojo is taking on a different look and I likey, it is green....hehehehe.  I have used the newly released Verve Plain Jane Philippians 1:6 for today's card and the bright fun colors from the CR84FN color challenge.  I have added the yellow striped ribbon that I one from the Ribbon Reel Challenge.  You should check out those gals too; there is always a goodie bag of ribbon to be won....who doesn't luv ribbon?  The flowers, stitching, lace trim, and the butterfly complete my card.  I hope you have a great start to your week and will make time to play with the Mojo Monday Sketch, it is one you don't want to miss...enjoy!
Stamps:  Plain Jane Philippians 1:6(Verve)
Paper:  White(PTI) and Misc Designer Papers
Ink:  Melon Mambo(SU)
Accessories:  Yellow Striped Ribbon from the Ribbon Reel, Flowers, MFT Butterfly Die, Janome, Lace Trim, Nesties, and 3D Foam Squares
Mojo Monday-sketch/MOJO200

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Favorite Things Sketch-Aim High

I adore this MFT Pure Innocence image, I luv kites and the sentiments that come with it are fabulous for sending a word of encouragement to someone.  I paper pieced her dress and kite...coloring the rest of her with copics.  I added buttons and the new rolled daisy flower.  I used MFT felt for the flower and added a ruby gemstone to the center.  I also played with If The Shoe Fits challenge to use ruby...I used lots of red on my card.  I hope your day is awesome....enjoy!
Stamps:  MFT Aim High
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and October Afternoon Designer Paper
Ink:  Rich Cocoa(Memento) and Copics
Accessories:  MFT Rolled Daisy Die, Gemstone, Buttons, Burlap String, Lace Trim, Janome, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
If The Shoe Fits:  ruby/FF86

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stampers Dream-Christmas Wishes Tag

Hello everyone, it has been a gorgeous day here in VA....about 80 degrees and sunny....perfect!  I have made a sweet Christmas tag using the Friday MashUP sketch and colors.  I used the JustRite set called Warmest Wishes, this set is adorable and has several cute stocking and mitten images...I adore mittens and stockings!  I colored the main image with copics and added Stickles to the stocking top part to make it appear furry.  The sentiment is from the JustRite set Deck The Halls.  I gathered ribbon and stitched over it, then added bakers twine.  You know it is not to early to start those Christmas creations.  I hope your day has been great....enjoy!
Stamps:  Warmest Wishes Borders and Ovals(JustRite)
Paper:  White and Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa(Memento) and CopicsAccessories:  Spellbinders Nesties Labels Seventeen, Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Glittered Snowflake, Distressing Tool, Crop-a-Dile, SU Jumbo Eyelet, Crinkled Ribbon, Stickles, Lace Trim, Janome, and 3D Foam Squares
Friday MashUP-sketch and colors/#15

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stampers Dream-Spread Your Wings

Happy day friends, I have had one busy week...sometimes I wonder if having a week off doesn't make it a little harder the following week....sigh.  Still nursing my dh back to good health too, he is doing well.  The concussion has some side effects...praying those will completely go away!  Thanks once again for all the well wishes and prayers...{{{hugs}}}.  I am sharing a card today using the JustRite set Spread Your Wings(sorry, it is sold at the moment) I adore these bird cages, so sweet.  I cut out the bird cage image using the Spellbinders Nesties Labels Twenty.  I used the sentiment stamp spread your wings and fly and have die cut it using the Spellbinders Charm Dies to make the sentiment tag.  I added stitching, crinkled ribbon, and a buton with burlap string.   I hope you have a wonderful evening....enjoy!

Stamps:  Spread Your Wings(JustRite)
Paper:  Black, Old Olive(SU) and Websters Pages Designer Paper
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz) and Old Olive(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nesties Labels Twenty, Spellbinders Charm Dies, Crinkled Ribbon, Button, Janome, EK Success Border Punch, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, SU Crystal Effects, and 3D Foam Squares
Sketchbook Saturday-sketch/#19

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Layers Of Color Guest Designer-Srencil

Good morning, I am so excited to be sharing with you the Layers of Color Art Stencil and a sentiment stamp from the set Sent With Love.  I absolutely luv the stencils, so cool and so easy to use....they make such a statement!  I added black ribbon tied with a button, a few gems at the top of the stenciled brocade and the sentiment to complete my card.  Be sure to check out the Layers of Color new release, there are some gorgeous new stamps that where just have to check them out!  i used the Card patterns sketch for this one.  I hope your day is filled with lots of laughter...enjoy!
Card Patterns-sketch/CP123

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Layers Of Color Giveaway Winner

I am so happy to announce the winner of the Silk Moth from Layers of Color.  The winner is Valonda L. who said....
Valonda L. said...Great job! Love your soft color combo, and I love this new silk moth stamp, it's going to be so much fun to play with. 

Congrats Valonda...I hope you enjoy this truly gorgeous Silk Moth!
I am also very happy to share that Laura is offering a discount today only of 25% off the new sure to head over to Layers of Color and do some shopping!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Layers Of Color Guest Designer-New Release

Layers of Color Blog Hop - Join our New Release Party on July 11th!


Layers of Color

Summer 2011 New Release

Tea Party Blog Hop!

If you came from Nina's blog you are in the right place.
If you have just stopped in, please start at the beginning so you get all the goodies!
Welcome! I’m so glad you can join us for this wonderful celebration! We've been brewing up a super exciting party with lots of great treats! …
  • LAYERS OF COLOR SUMMER 2011 NEW RELEASE REVEAL! (Now available exclusively at LOC online boutique)
  • WIN FREE NEW RELEASE STAMPS! 8 drawings to celebrate Layers of Color's 3rd Birthday! (see below for details)
  • A buffet of delicious sweet DESIGNER PROJECTS!
  • The steaming hot Grand Opening of 10 NEW STAMP ART GALLERIES! (Also enjoy & join our FLICKER galleries)
  • ALL details on Layers of Color blog!
I have used the newly release Silk Moth, this image is sooo gorgeous....I was amazed at the details once it is stamped...stunning!  I have used copics to color the silk moth and then added randomly glass glitter.  I machine stitched black stitching to add pop and lace trim.  I completed my card with crinkled ribbon, button, and burlap string.  I have played along with the Inspirational Card Sketches, using sketch #43.  
Enter my drawing to win Silk Moth by leaving a comment on my blog today. The random winner will be announced here tomorrow, July 12th.
8 Blog Hop Drawings! At each designer blog you can leave a comment, which will add your name to their drawing for one FREE new release stamp! And Layers of Color blog has a Grand Prize Drawing to WIN THE ENTIRE NEW RELEASE! If you enter all of them you will have 8 chances to win!! And be sure to join us all on FACEBOOK!
Put on your favorite tea party hat and let's go visiting!......Here is the entire blog hop list in case you get lost:

Mojo Monday Sketch-Get Your Diva On Challenge

Good morning mojo peeps, it is time for another Mojo Monday sketch and a Verve challenge.  Today Maureen is challenging us to be inspired by gift cards.  Of course I used my favorite gift card as inspiration, Starbucks...yummy!  You can get the details to her challenge here.  I have used the Verve set Delightful and Delicious....perfect set for us coffee drinkers....hehehe.  The colors are green, my favorite color....this sentiment is a fun one to give to your bff with a gift card tucked inside.  Make the most of today.....we have so much to give to others if we take the time....enjoy!
Stamps:  Delightful and Delicious(Verve)
Paper:  Early Espresso and Very Vanilla(SU) and Cosmo Cricket Designer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Crinkled Ribbon, Circle Nesties, Scalloped Circle Nesties, Button, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
Get Your Diva On-Starbucks gift card inspired
Mojo Monday-sketch/mojo199

Sunday, July 10, 2011

MFT-Sending Love

Hi friends, I have created a card today using the MFT sketch and the new large rolled flower die from MFT.  This die is makes gorgeous flowers, I also used the MFT butterfly die and stamps.  The colors are the gorgeous combo from The Play Date Cafe.  I added Prima lace down the center and a punched border edge.  The papers are Websters Pages and My Mind's Eye.  It is back to work for me tomorrow, I have been able to be with my dh the last couple of weeks after his accident.  He is doing well, still dealing with headaches, but we are praying they will subside.  Thanks for the sweet comments, well wishes, and prayers for us...we appreciate it very much!  I will be sharing my sneak peek tomorrow of the new Layers of Color Stamps, I am the guest designer for them this month.  Be sure to come back and visit, with each comment to each designers blogs you increase your chances of winning these new stamps.  Have a great evening...enjoy!
Stamps:  Well Worn Greetings(MFT)
Paper:  Fine Linen(PTI), Kraft, Very Vanilla(SU), and Websters Pages Designer Paper, and Stella Rose Designer Paper
Ink:  Crumb Cake and Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories:  MFT Dies, MFT Large Rolled Flower Die, MFT Butterfly Die, Prima Lace, EK Success Border Punch, Pearls, Distressing Tool, SU Crystal Effects, and 3D Foam Squares
Bloggers Challenge-handmade flower
Papertake Weekly-anything goes 
Pile It On-technique...distressing, handmade flowers
Play Date Cafe-colors/PDCC89

Friday, July 8, 2011

Verve-New Mercies

It's Friday and it is release night at Verve....yippie!  You still have a little time to enter to win FREE Verve, visit all the divas blogs and comment to increase your chance of winning!  To get the list of blogs visit the Verve Blog.  I am sharing a card that uses the new set New Mercies.....this set is full of great sentiments, leave, flowers, and two scriptures.....a great deal!  this is a favorite scirputre of mine....check out the is so gorgeous!  I played along with two of my favorite challenges.  I used sheet music, crinkled ribbon, and a bloomer flower with tulle.  I added distressing and stitching adding to the vintage feel.  I hope your Friday is a happy one.......Life is a gift. Never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment of it.....enjoy!
Stamps:  New Mercies(Verve)
Paper:  Vanilla(PTI), Stella Rose Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye), and Sheet Music
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink) and Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels One, EK Success Border Punch, Crinkled Ribbon, Lace Trim, Janome, Bloomer Flower, Tulle, Janome, Button, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, SU Crystal Effects, and 3D Foam Squares
Friday MashUP-vintage/flowers #14
Sketchbook Saturday-sketch/#18

Verve Sneak Peek-Light Tomorrow July 2011

It's time to shine our sneaky Verve spotlight on some brand new stamps! We're counting down to Verve's release party this Friday night, July 8, with THREE days of Spotlight Hops! And since new Verve is something to celebrate, there's abig PRIZE hidden on one of today's hop spots! Just leave a little shout-out in the comments as you hop about for a chance to win the entire July release! You can check out the Verve Blog for all the prize details and deadlines.

1. Amber 7. Laurie
2. Amy 8. Robin {Guest}
3. Andrea 9. Sankari
4. Charmaine 10. Teresa
5. Jackie 11. Tosh
6. Julee

TODAY'S Featured Set:

plus the Philippians 1:6, Light Tomorrow and Life is Good PJ's

I used Tosh's Viva la Verve sketch for my card, be sure to play along with us for the have the chance to win FREE Verve!  I hope to see ya tonight at the Verve release party, i have a few other cards to share then...enjoy!
Stamps: Light Tomorrow Plain Jane and New Mercies (Verve)
Paper: Black, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, and Love Letter Designer Paper(SU)
Ink: Riding Hood Red(SU) and Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories: Spellbinders Nesties Labels Fourteen, Seam Binding, Lace Trim, Bakers Twine, Glass Glitter, Gemstones, SU Crystal Effects, Janome, Sponging, and 3D Foam Squares