Saturday, October 24, 2009

Of the Earth

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
What an absolutely great saying!
Think of all of those who have given of themselves to help you. What about what you have given of yourself to others?
Big Shot and Top Notes Die
Stamp Set: Of the Earth (Hostess Set on Page 13 of the Idea Book and Catalog)
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White and Perfect Plum
Ink: Perfect Plum Classic Stamp Pad, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pad, VersaMark Ink Pad
Embellisments: Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain, Rhinestone stick ons, Black Gel pen (for faux stitching)
Techniques: Direct to Paper, Faux Stitching
This is a great card for a beginner to learn some simple techniques! To purchase products to make this card go to or e-mail me at

Friday, October 23, 2009

Quilting Challenge

Here is a great challenge for all of you, especialy those quilters out there!
Take some of your old scraps and make some kind of a quilt pattern. Now think of quilts...this pattern is a simple one. Show me what patterns you come up with. Have you ever driven in the mountains and seen barn quilts?
Paper:Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Designer Paper
Ink: Mellow Moss and Old Olive
Ribbon: Red Wide Grosgrain
1 1/4 square punch
Techniques: Quilting, faux stitching
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A little early with the Joy!

Ok so it really isn't that early we have already hit the middle of October and this card could be used for many things.
Does someone bring Joy to your heart?
Would you like to know how to make a beautiful card like this one?
What about the background? That is made using the Stampin'Up! Big shot.
Stamp set is Boroque Motifs.
Card stock and Classic Ink is Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Cameo Coral.
Other items used are Crystal Effects, Black StaZon ink, Rhinestone Brads, Punch, and Stipple Brush.

Color Challenge Card for the Fall

Ok here we are back in the swing of things!!
This card uses so many techniques. From embossing (the background on the Apricot card stock), destressing (on the edges of the card), paper seperating (the leaves), faux stitching, etc.
If you would like to know how to do any of these technique or where to get the products to make this card please e-mail me at, I would love to answer your questions.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm back and ready! Let's get into the swing of stampin'!

Sorry for being gone a while! John was called to Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Rincon, GA. So we have been moving and settling. Unfortunately stamping was set aside for all of this. Well it has gotten the better of me and it is time to get back in the swing of things. I'm back working on challenges on and will be posting weekly (hopefully more oftern) to my blog. Keep a look out for my own special challenges for all of you.

I have also started a Christian Ladies Scrapping and Stamping night at our new church. I will keep you posted on how it is going and hopefully post some pictures of what everyone is making. If you would like to join us...Location: Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Date: November 19th, Time 7:00 p.m. Bring supplies if you have them and if not come anyways as there will be plenty. Hopefully this will get you into the swing of things too!

Keep checking back! I can't wait to show you some new things!!