Wednesday, October 29, 2014

For the love of a new stamp....

Hello there,
Welcome to my blog...I am so excited today!!! 
I went to a stamping party a couple of weeks ago and ended up buying a stamp that I "kind of" liked but wasn't sure about. I had not picked out anything I wanted to buy ahead of time and making a decision on the spur of the moment was difficult. The stamp was delivered a couple of days ago and the moment I saw it "for real" I couldn't wait to use it!!!

It was exactly what I had been seeing on other designers' blogs but didn't have anything like it for myself. The stamp is called "White Christmas" by SU! and it has all these little images of bare winter trees, a car, a polar bear, a deer, snowman, birds, etc. I think I'll have lots of fun with this one.

So this is my first card with this stamp. I envisioned this card from one I saw by Birgit on Penny Black's blog ...Birgit's cards are absolutely my favorites right now...I love everything about them. She is an awesome designer.

I cut the card base from Neenah White Solar cardstock long way to open at the bottom
        4 1/4" across and 5 1/2" down.
I cut a curvy line in the middle of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" of a separate piece of  Neenah                       cardstock using a guideline I had from a long time ago.
Then I used a watercolor paper 4 1/4" across and 4" down to make my "window" scene.
I painted the sky with my "Peerless" watercolors. The colors worked together just                        beautifully.
I added white dots of "snow" with a white pen.
Stamped the trees and used clear and silver "Wink of Stella" pens to add a little glitter.
          I CANNOT make a card without glitter!!!!
I stamped the bear, snowman and cardinal on separate glitter cardstock (you can't see the             beautiful cardstock, the images are just too small, but I know it's there!)

So there you have it...
Making ART is such a fun addiction!!!

I am entering these challenges: weather forecast anything goes CAS sparkle and shine

Be back soon!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hello FALL....

Amazing, isn't it?
Days, weeks and months pass by so quickly, and here we are...summer is gone and Fall is fast upon us. The colors of Fall are so beautiful, yellow, orange and rusty reds...ahhh if only the temp would stay in the 60's and 70's, I'd be HAPPY!!!

It's good to be back here on the blog again.
It's been a VERY long healing journey for my husband (see previous post).
We are finally at the place where he can run small errands, help with some chores, and start feeling like a whole person again. And me too...I have resumed the two Bible Studies I have, enjoying lunch with friends now and then, and WALKING MY DOG!!!
God has showered us with His GRACE to get through this and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this journey we are on is in His hands. That doesn't mean it's not difficult, but it does mean that He is LORD OF ALL in our lives and He is overseeing every bit of the process...

I am still not in full swing of my crafting time but I am working hard to find the time to sit at my desk and CREATE!!! I am sure you know how it is...ideas and images run around in our heads and we just NEED TO PUT SOMETHING ON PAPER!!!
Well, here is the first card I made with a stamp I won last year from                                     The card didn't turn out quite how I wanted it...but it was fun to do and I found the two little gingerbread people in my stash of "metal things" that I hoard. I LOVE METAL but don't seem to use it nearly as much as I would like. I don't even know where these two little people came from...but I know that I have had them a looong, looong time.

So, here's my card...


I used a Tim Holtz stamp on the background (in yellow marmalade), I love that stamp!
My main image is colored with Tombow markers with the addition of gold and silver.
The bow is hemp cord and a red piece of yarn from my stash.
That "Greetings and Kind Thoughts" is from 

I am entering this card into these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by...
Have a wonderful weekend