Monday, May 24, 2010

SNTODBD10 & SSCC30 Trust in the Lord

Hi Friends !

This week's Stamping in Time challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is a sketch challenge ! I love a good sketch and this one is a real good one, don't you think ? You can find all the info at ODBD here . This is also for this week's Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge which is to use sponging or distressing.

I am knee deep in grad prep and need a bunch of graduation cards too so this may be the first of a few you see here. Most of my cards need to have a masculine feel so I will be stretched challenge -wise !

I am using dp from Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers pack. I have distressed the brown dp which is layered over mustard dp. The sentiment is from Scripture Collection ... such a wonderful verse... it's stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa. I have used a thin rope-like border to add interest to the top and bottom of the Scripture panel. The panel and it's mat was cut out and embossed with a Curvy Rectangle from Spellbinders. Buttons are from Basic Grey and twine is from May Arts. All the edges have been distressed slightly. Pretty quick and easy and I do need quite a few more of "quick and easy" !

Thanks so much for stopping by ! I so appreciate that you would !

Hugs !

Friday, May 21, 2010

Missing you !

Hi Friends:

How ARE you? I have missed stopping in to visit .

Been heavily involved with graduation preparations ... taken quite alot more time than anticipated. On top of that, we have had rain, rain, rain here in Central OH and there springs a leak right over my stamping table. Big boo hoo ! But hey, after tomorrow , it looks like the rain will move out for a good while, things will dry out and I WILL happily be back in my therapy room ! I am SO ready to go !

I'll be squeezing in some peeks to your blogs to view your gorgeous creations so be seeing you real soon.

Big hugs !

Thursday, May 13, 2010

MMSC#53 Sweet Wishes for your Birthday

How are you , friends ? I surely hope doing well .

My card today is for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge which you can find here .
I had a real senior moment trying to remember which this sketch was while uploading so had to go hunting for it online... ever have one of those? Duh ... Well, onto my card ...
I am using Cosmo Cricket's "Garden Variety"... love that paper ! I've stitched along the right side of the green dp layer. The sentiment is computer generated. The strawberry stamp is a very old one by Rubber Stampede... was stamped twice on Neenah white and colored with Copics R27 and R29. I used a Nestie to act as a template to Copic "frame" the edges with E00. The lace border is a Martha Stewart punch, ribbons and ric rac from JoAnn's and gems from Michaels. A fun challenge !
Enjoy your day ... hopefully with a little stampin' worked in !
Hugs !

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Great is Your Faithfulness SC278

Wanted to post this week's Sketch Challenge before the day ends and a new sketch pops up over on Split Coast. ( Where does the time go ?!)

I think the photo is pretty self explanatory but if any questions, email me.

I'm using some of my new Graphic 45 papers , Our Daily Bread Scripture , Spellbinders Nesties 12, Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink in Antique Linen, ribbon, gemstones , few pop dots and that's it !

Thanks so much for visiting ! I'm catching up on visiting your blogs and enjoying it immensely!

Hugs !

Monday, May 10, 2010

Unlock Your Future

Hope you all had a delightful Mother's Day weekend and Happy Monday !

I'm posting a card this evening for this week's Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge which is to use brown, blue and white as well as Our Daily Bread Designs challenge which is to make a graduation card. The image uses the new graduation set from Flourishes. The image is stamped with brown Chalk ink and cut out with the new Labels Twelve Nesties. I have added some stitching , ric rac , ribbon and buttons . DP is by Bo Bunny.

Have lots of new goodies from my recent trip stamp shopping ! There's lots more fun to be had ( woo hoo ) which means I'll be back with another post very soon.

Have a great evening !

Hugs !

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hugs and Smiles CPS165

Happy Saturday All !

This will be a very quick post as I'm out the door to do some big time stamp shopping in another city! Woo Hoo !!
My card is for this week's Card Positioning Systems sketch. The dp is by Bo Bunny. It's so vibrant IRL ... it's cloudy here so couldn't get a really good photo. I am using this cutie from Stamping Bella and she is colored up with Copics and " bella-ished" with gemstones. Some stitching and more gemstones and done ! Any questions, of course, you can email me... be happy to answer 'em.

Have a super Saturday AND all you mom's out there... may your Mother's Day be blessed in every way !

Hugs !

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Stampers Dream has a terrific sketch challenge this week . The only thing is that you must use Just Rite stamps for your image. Now I confess, I only have one Just Rite and it will not work for this sketch so I don't qualify to link my card up BUT I had to play for fun.

I am using the new Basic Grey " Max and Whiskers" dp... this pack is totally FUN ! My image is a stamp from a place called Double D in MN and I don't even know if they still exist. The image was colored with Copics, cut out and embossed with an oval Nestie . Some zig zag stitching to the bottom and some silver metal dots and that is all there is to it ! What do you think?

The month of May is always crazy busy at my house and this one is no exception with graduation preparation. I will, however, be back very soon with another post. Thanks for visiting !

Hugs !

Monday, May 3, 2010

Lift Up My Eyes for Mojo & SSCC

How are you, friends, this fine Monday? Hope your weekend was "just the way you like 'em".

This card is made with those wonderful new Basic Grey dp's called " Cappella". Oh my... so yummy! My Scripture verse is from Verve and was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto the main panel. The sentiment is also from Verve as is the butterfly. I used four co-ordinating dp's from this pack to make the left column, have stitched around the card , added ribbon and buttons and twine.

This is for two challenges this week : Mojo Monday sketch which you can find here . Isn't this a great sketch ! And also for Stampin Sisters in Christ which is to use stitching or knitting .

Looking forward to hopping around to see your wonderful creations ! Thanks for hopping over here ! Hugs !