Monday, November 23, 2009

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Extravaganza-Limited Time

I just had to let you know about the HUGE sale that begins at Stampin' Up today.  Until the end of the month over 150 very desirable items have been reduced 30-50% including some of the most popular stamp sets.

What a Deal!
If you are new to stamping and not really sure if it is something you want to do- let me make you an offer you can't refuse.  In the Holiday Extravaganza sale there is an Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle that includes three gorgeous stamp sets pictured below, 12 Stampin' Ink Spots (1"X1") in Earth Element colors, a pack of Earth Elements card stock, a pack of Whisper White cardstock, 10 yards of 1/2" striped Olive Olive grosgrain ribbon and 16 silver designer brads.  Whew!  That's a lot of stuff!  And everything you need to make at least 80 fabulous 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" cards. 
And, you pick a day and I will come over and help you get started or you can come to my house, let me help you make a few cards and play with my stuff!
The catalog price for these items is $127.70, but you can buy it during the sale for $76.62!!!  A savings of 40%. 
Now, here's my offer- if you order the bundle or your order is $50.00 or more, I will pay the shipping on your entire order.  That's a savings of another 10%.  AND, after a couple of months, you decide stampin' just isn't for you I will buy back the stamp sets at 50% off the catalog price of $74.85 ($37.42). 

There are some great other bundles in the sale- take a minute-take a look.  It's all on my Stampin' Up! website. And it's not just for cards- the stamps, ink, embellishments, cardstock is perfect for scrapbooking, gift cards, gift tags...all with a personal handmade touch.  I tell ya, folks really feel special when you have taken the time to create something just for them.

Buy yourself an early Christmas present! 

Here's praying your Thanksgiving is special.



On A Pedestal Best Wishes and More Eight Great Greetings

Friday, August 14, 2009

WSC93 Trendy Forest Friend

It’s Friday!  Weekend on the way!  Even though I am retired and now a full-time homemaker, I still look forward to the weekends.  I am always excited about the Sunday morning message and having the freedom to worship our Savior without penalty or threat.  Our God is an awesome God, He reigns!!!

I am just crazy about these two stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!- Trendy Trees and Forest Friends.  They are among the least expensive sets, but I knew right away they would get a lot of inkin’ from me.  This card is for Beate’s Fresh and Fun Weekend Sketch Challenge and I chose to use  four of the new In Colors.  I didn’t think much of the colors until I made a few cards and now I think they are terrific.  Soft Suede is a real keeper and Bermuda Bay- yumm, yumm!

WSC93 Trendy Forest Friendwsc93


Have a wonderful and blessed weekend,


Stamps:  SU! Trendy Trees, Forest Friends, Pocket Silhouettes

Paper:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango

Ink:  Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry

Embellishments:  Dusty Durango ribbon

Tools:   Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Nestie and Circle Nestie, Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers Gift Set

One of my new favorite Stampin’ Up! sets is the very special Thoughts and Prayers set.  One of my dear friends asked me if I would make a gift card set for a silent auction recently.  I was thrilled to be asked and honored to participant in the annual Morgan McCarty Scholarship Foundation fundraiser.  I thought of the beautiful tree image in this set and decided it would be perfect as a symbol of hope and renewal.  So I made this cute tote and 8 cards- four with Thank You and four with Thinking of You for the sentiments.  These were so easy to make I am going to work on several sets just to have available when you need a quick gift for someone special.

Thank You set w tote 1Thank You set w tote 


You can’t really tell from the photo but I overstamped the Chocolate Chip with Certainly Celery.  I really miss Soft Sky- maybe they will bring it back along with another fave- River Rock!

Many blessings for a wonderful week,


Stamps:  SU! Thoughts and Prayers, All Natural, Essence of Love

Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Walk in the Park DSP

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery

Embellishments:  Certainly Celery ribbon, Soft Sky ribbon, Silver Brads

Tools:  Push pin, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, MS Butterfly punch, Big Shot, Dotted Swiss EF

Thy Word In Color

I hosted my first official workshop as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator this week and had five sweet and fun gals come to my home for a play date – Amy, Linda, Dianne, Judy and Colleen.  When I was working on the demo cards earlier in the week, I decided that a scripture card would always be one of the sample cards for all my workshops.  Whatever talent I may have comes from the master Creator and I want to praise Him in all that I do- and that includes teaching others.  I’ve used this verse from Psalms on other cards, but as I was “building” this card it immediately came to mind.  The sketch is also a near catty case.

I also used some of the awesome new In Colors.  I wasn’t sure that I was going to like them at first, but fell in love with them after this card.  I made a little easel to go on the back so that the card is free-standing when not in my Scripture box.  I also highlighted the daisies with a white gel pen.  When I finished I was worried that it may be too aggressive for virgin stampers- but I knew that these gals were already very creative and that they would enjoy a little challenge at the end of the evening.  And they did a terrific job on this card.

Bible Verse In ColorsBible Verse In Colors close up 


 This little easel was so easy to make.  The card is A2, front only.  I cut the cardstock 3.75 X 5 and scored the long end at 1”.  I measured 1.25’ from the top of the card and drew a line with a pencil from side to side.  Then folded on the score line and attached along the line (centered on the back) with sticky strip.  The same formula would work for any size card.

Bible Verse In Colors Easel 2 Bible Verse In Colors Easel 1


Have a wonderful and blessed week!


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Stamps:  SU! Upsy Daisy, Inspired by Nature

Paper:  Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo

Embellishments:  Regal Rose ribbon, Antique Brass HPH

Tools:  Push pin, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen, Scallop Edge Punch, Computer generated sentiment, Ticket corner punch


Pocket Silhouettes and Big Shot!

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Whoo-hoo, I got my Big Shot this week and just love it!  I already had a few dies that I was using in my CB, but I am excited about being able to use such a vast array of elements in the Big Shot and not be limited to cardstock, paper and lite chipboard.  Also got the Little Leaves die- a whoppin’ $5.50 for this too cute die that I know I will use over and over again. 

Here are a couple of cute CAS (Clean and Simple) cards that I made this week using the very versatile Pocket Silhouettes set.  What great images for making notecard sets!  You will also see those cute Big Shot leaves on one of the cards.  Check out the score lines on the bottom of the Thinking of You card.  So easy, but so elegant, I think.

 Pocket Thinking of You 1 Best Wishes Bashful Blue 2


Happy Stampin’ and Blessings,



Stamps:  SU! Pocket Silhouettes, Sincere Salutations, Essence of Love

Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango, Bashful Blue Patterns Pack DSP

Ink:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Dusty Durango

Embellishments:  SU! White Organza ribbon, Gold brads, Little Leaves die

Tools:  Push pin, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Score blade, MS Butterfly punch, Big Shot, Dotted Swiss EF

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kid Stuff - Decor Elements Growth Chart – Pirate Party Kit – And More!!!

growthchartYou gotta check out this cute, cute Decor Elements Growth Chart - only available through 9-30. Sticks to the wall and you can reposition in another place or room. No more writing on the walls like we did a zillion years ago! More details on all Stampin’ Up specials at Click on Promotions.

Wouldn't this make an ideal baby gift?

And while you are browsing, take a look at the August Project of the Month. Everything you need to host a Pirate Birthday Party for your little buccaneer and his or her mateys.  Your kit will have all the products you need to create invitation and decorations for eight guests- even eye patches!  All for $15.95.  How cool is that?


The new catalog is amazing and if you haven’t seen it yet and want to browse- just click on it on the sidebar and get ready to be impressed. 






Monday, July 27, 2009

Stampin’ Up – final Deal of the Week – Hearts, Hearts, Hearts

Hearts, Hearts and More Hearts!  Just look at this super cute punch.  What a deal at 30%+ off on this final Deal of the Week Summer Special.  Regular price through my sales site is $15.95, but this week only you can scarf it up for just $10.99.  A great deal on a great punch.  Can we ever have too many?  Here’s a couple of photos:

Deal of the Week 7-27

Heart to Heart punch week 7-27

To order your discounted Heart to Heart punch today, just e-mail me at or go to and click "Shop Now" in the upper right-hand corner.  Remember, Friday July 31 is the last day for this super offer.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stampin’ Up Deal of the Week – Hodgepodge Hardware

You will love the Stampin’ Up Deal of the Week for July 20-26.  Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware is discounted 30% for this week only.  Don’t pass this one up- you will love the elegant look these embellishments add to your handmade cards or scrapbook page.

Deal of the Week


Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware


To order your discounted Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware today, just e-mail me at or go to and click "Shop Now" in the upper right-hand corner. 



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What a Weekend!!! CC227 – Lavender Essence of Love

I am still on a high from this weekend’s classes with Michelle Zindorf.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Michelle, she is the brayering master and was in Tennessee this weekend for a beginner and an advanced class on this technique.  Brayering is layering inks to create backgrounds and scenes and the Gang of Four, Leisa Jane, Cleo, Lisa and me headed off to the Tennessee River to get some learnin’.  I’m gathering photos and hopefully can get them posted in a day or so.  You can see Michelle’s fabulous work and wonderful tutorials here.


Here is my first semi-original card using this technique.  The SCS Color Challenge today spotlighted Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Going Grey and Basic Black and White.  I used the banana and lavender to create my sky, the lavender for one mountain and the gray for the other.  The grassy area uses a little olive, gray and yellow.  I added a little dimension to the flowers with a white gel pen, then stamped that pretty floral at the top in eggplant.  The main panel started out white.  I am pleased with the result and amazed at how quickly it came together.  I can’t wait to try another one.

CC227 Lavender Essence of Love


I hope your weekend was as grand as mine and that this week will be a blessing to you,




Stamps:  SU! Essence of Love; Innovative Stamp Creations Art4Frames II

Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Going Gray

Ink:  Basic Black, Going Gray, Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant

Embellishments:  White sheer ribbon, Silver brads

Tools:  Push pin, Dimensionals, Rubber brayer, Sponges, White Gel Pen


Nanny’s Garden Bounty

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Just a quick post and photo of my recent bounty from Nanny’s garden.  Peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes………….yummy! yummy!

Bounty from Nanny's Garden-



**Nanny is my wonderful mother

Monday, July 6, 2009

Inspired Butterfly Birthday - TLC228

Hello all, I know I promised to post more often, but I just haven’t found the time to do a challenge lately- until today and I just couldn’t resist.  The Technique Lovers Challenge today was to try a new fold from Penny Wessenauer and it really looked interesting.  Penny was so gracious to share her template with us which you can find here along with many other wonderful tutorials.

One of my dear stampin’ friends has a birthday this week and these are the hardest cards to make.  First, you want it to be special for a special friend; then, it must be outstanding because that friend is also a stamper!  And finally, you know she will display the card- so there is even more pressure.  This stand up card was just perfect along with my very best and favorite Designer Paper from Stampin’ Up and a little silver bling.  I used white shimmery metallic paper and clear embossed the image and the punched butterflies.   I love how it turned out and the back is as pretty as the front, don’t you think?

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.  Ours was quiet, but we did enjoy a great visit from our son Scott and attended an awesome church service.

TLC228 Inspired Butterfly Birthday-Front


TLC228 Inspired Butterfly Birthday-Back






Stamps:  SU! Inspired by Nature; CTMH For Every Occasion (Sentiment)

Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Wausau White Metallic, Parisian Breeze DSP

Ink:  PTI Dark Chocolate

Embellishments:  Baja Breeze ribbon, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Filigree Brad, Pretties Rhinestone brad

Accessories:  Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punch, SU! Scallop Edge Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat tool, Dimensionals, 1/4 inch punch

Friday, June 19, 2009

Breezy Asian Love – NEW BLOG LOOK -LSC225/CC223

We’ve had another busy week and I haven’t had a chance to spend much time in my craft room.  My hubby is the coach of my great-nephew’s All-Star baseball team and they have played every night.  I’ve also been working on some church projects- what can I say? - I LOVE being retired!!!  And, as you might have noticed, I have changed the look on my blog and would love to know what you think of it.  I am still fine tuning and would love your suggestions.

I’ve decided that SU!’s Parisian Breeze DSP is my all time favorite and it is being retired, so I have stocked up for the future and used a little slice of it on today’s challenge card.  It’s a two-fer, sort of.  Today’s Limited Supply Challenge was to use stamps with a different language in our design to give our cards an International Flair.  Also, I thought Tuesday’s Color Challenge sounded interesting - Breezy Ruby Whispers- so I thought I would combine the challenges.  My sweet DIL Jennifer is from Shanghai and I was glad to get to use a sentiment from an old SU! set called Kanji, along with the pretty retired set Brocade Basics.  I heat embossed the brocade image with a new to me embossing powder from American Craft’s Zing collection which is very close to the Ruby Red color.  I was so lucky to win an American Craft’s package in a Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s drawing that included a set of embossing powders and two marvelous stamp sets.  It is just too cool to support such a worthy cause and get free stuff too!

LSC225 CC223 Breeze Asian Love


Have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!




Stamps:  SU! Brocade Basics, Kanji

Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Parisian Breeze DSP

Ink:  Basic Black

Embellishments:  Baja Breeze ribbon

Accessories:  American Crafts Zing Red Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat tool, Dimensionals

Monday, June 15, 2009

Joy and Happiness Anniversary – CAS19

 It’s a quiet and rainy Monday here in Jackson and I am spending the day in my craft room, or in the “bunker” as my hubby and son call it.  My space is a small two room area off the dining room with shelves and a L-shaped craft table.  It has a window and pretty good lighting.  We haven’t found out the original purpose of the previous owners, but it is absolutely perfect for my papercrafts. 

CAS19  Joy and Happiness Dryer SheetI had a marvelous day last Friday.  Two great friends from church, Marie and Pamela, came over to learn how to make cards.  I came up with a few projects and we spent the day laughing, sharing and creating.  What a blessing to have such good friends!  They are certainly a gift from God.

So, back to Monday and the Clean and Simple SCS sketch challenge that you can see here.  I pulled out one of my first Stampin’ Up sets and used the dryer sheet technique that my great friend and demo Lisa taught me last year and made this simple anniversary card for my nephew and his wife-Nathan and Amber.  It was so pretty and so easy I made four of them in just under an hour.  How’s that for simple?

I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!  Our little 7-8 year old All Star baseball team play every night this week.  My sweet little great-nephew Anthony is on the team and my hubby is a coach- so I will be traveling to the ball park to help cheer them on. 




Stamps:  SU! Petal Prints, Small Script, Warm Words, American Crafts Large Sentiments

Paper:  More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Ink:  More Mustard, Really Rust, Soft Sky, Always Artichoke

Embellishments:  Soft Sky ribbon, Always Artichoke ribbon

Accessories:  Used dryer sheet, Krylon Spray adhesive, Dimensionals

Monday, June 1, 2009

Family Memories- Send A Memory

What a wonderful challenge on the Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s website this week sponsored by Clear and Simple Stamps.  I just purchased a 5X5 mini album yesterday and can't wait to add some memories to give to my mother-in-law (age 89) who is suffering from this horrible condition. In the meantime, here is a single page with a little frame easel (how clever!) and an envelope made of coordinating paper.  I will be sending this to her this week and on the back I have listed our names.

This is my family- hubby, two sons and DIL. MIL only recognizes her son (my hubby) every now and then-and me occasionally, but isn't sure of who we really are. Very sad, but we are grateful that she is physically healthy. She is with us right now and we enjoy every minute with her.

Family Memories CSS2SOA 



Supplies: Stamps: SU! Always; Paper: 7 Gypies DSP, PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Spring Moss, SU! Soft Sky; Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate; Accessories: Moss brads, Antique Brass hardware, PTI Spring Moss ribbon, SU! Top Note Die, Cuttlebug

In Everything…1 Thess. 5:18

I love this verse because we can be thankful in every situation- thankful for the love and care of our Savior and thankful for our friends and family.  This is a 4X6 card to fit in my Scripture box.  The sketch is for a challenge for Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s – a May project spearheaded by Jen Tapler and Susanna Boyd that raised over $6K in the campaign – donations by stamper’s and scrapper’s all over the web world.  There were challenges and giveaways all month long for members.  I am so proud to have stumbled upon this wonderful event.  Here’s my Taylored Expressions sponsored sketch challenge card:

In Everything....SOATE2




Supplies:  Stamps:  Happy Harmony; Paper: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, PIT White, Delicate Dots DSP; Ink:  Basic Black; Embellishments:  Certainly Celery ribbon, Pretties pearls; Tools:  Scallop circle punch, Scallop edge punch, Dimensionals

Monday, May 25, 2009

Alice, How Does Your Garden Grow? CPCM-NTYW04

If you haven’t visited Christian Paper Crafts Magazine yet, I encourage you to go straight to this site- right now!  Cindy Coutts and her team have put together an awesome site that allows Christian women to share their stories of faith and share their creative gifts.  You will be inspired by the Bible Studies and reflections in the community. 

The site is just beginning its 4th week so I’ve decided to try and catch up on the challenges so far.  The New To You Wednesday challenge for 5-6-09 was to use paper piecing in our creations.  I love “dressing” my stamp characters and this cute garden Hanna was just perfect.  So I made this card for my great Christian friend Alice’s birthday, an outdoor gal and she and hubby Steve are about the only folks I know that are true farmers.  It is such a treat to visit them and see the livestock, gardens, the lake with ducks and fish- so delightful!

This card is a case of a creation I saw Stampin’ with DiI didn’t use the cute apron fold, but did duplicate her design- just couldn’t improve on it!  Hope you like it.

CPCM-NTYW04-Alice - April -no SCS Hanna





Supplies:  Stamps:  Hanna Garden Clear; Paper:  SU Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, PTI White, SU Urban Garden DSP; Ink:  Basic Black, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Light Grey, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom;  Accessories:  Baja Breeze ribbon, SU and Prismacolor Markers, Dimensionals

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Women to Women: Sharing Jesus

I have discovered the most wonderful blog created by Diane Noble, Women to Women: Sharing Jesus. I first noticed the badge on my great stampin' friend Judy Roxema's blog, Joy in a Jar. Diane, along with several other Godly women, share personal and teaching devotionals for the Christian woman. Please take a look- you will be blessed.

Judy and Deann Oliver aka The Little Inker have honored me with the "Exalting Christ Blog Award" and I humbly thank them for this honor. I will proudly display it in a sidebar.


"The Exalting Christ Blog Award" is given to bloggers who consistently exalt the name of Christ on their blogs. What a joy to see crafters blend their passion for Christ and paper crafting. This award is given to bloggers who share Christ through their posts or through the design of their artwork. We are commanded in Scripture to be 'salt and light' sharing the Good News of Jesus no matter where we are (Matthew 5:13-16). This award is just a way members of Women to Women: Sharing Jesus can say thanks for exalting Christ with us!" We are asked to "pass it on" to others who share our passion for Christ.

I am awarding this honor to some of my favorite folks in the stamping and blog worlds and fellow Divine Design Challenge stampers.

1. Maria - Joyful Stamper

2. Silke - My Life

3. Lori - Make a Difference

4. Leanne - Wee Inklings

5. Jami - Stamp Happy with Sgt Stamper

Post the blog award in a regular post on your blog with the explanation, including the original link to WTW and the rules for passing the award along
1. Name five people to whom you want to offer this award and link to their blogs. The blogs need to obviously exalt Christ in some manner.
2. Contact the bloggers you have named to let them know they can pick up their blog award from you.
3. Invite them to permanently display the WTW blog badge and/or the award on their blogs. The badge can be obtained on the
WTW site

Thank you again Judy and Diane! I am looking forward to sharing the "Good News" with all who take the time to visit.



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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Raspberry Birthday Dress - SC229


Here’s a great sketch for the challenge on SCS today, plus the cutest dress template that I saw on Bensarmom’s blog, Trusting in the Lord for All ThingsShe is so creative- take a look and you will be blessed. 

I’m in love with Raspberry Tart DSP from Stampin’ UpThere’s a special this month- buy three packs of DSP and get one free.  If you don’t have a SU! demo, here’s the link to the best one in the business – Lisa Wright’s Stampin’ Up site

I’ve got to get dinner started- so here’s my birthday card for my niece Tina using this spiffy paper.  Enjoy!

SC229 Raspberry Dressy Birthday 010

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Supplies:  Stamps: Phrase Collection – Inque; Paper:  Raspberry Tart DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Whisper White; Ink:  Basic Black; Accessories:  MS Doily Punch, Paper Studio Pearls, PTI Berry Sorbet Ribbon, Nesties Scallop Circle Die, Dimensionals

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Father’s Day 2009 – WT217 Kool Kraft

I can’t believe it has been so long since I’ve posted!  We’ve been out of town a lot visiting family and such and just been busy, busy, busy.  I have been making cards and was excited to see that the Ways to Use It challenge today on SCS was to use one of my favorites- Kraft cardstock.  Kraft is the perfect accent for so many occasion cards that we sometimes forget to use.  So, since I am working on Father’s Day cards, (I know you are envious that I am working so far ahead!), I decided to use my new Great Impressions stamp with my new beautiful Designer Series Paper Parisian Breeze Specialty and one of my favorite sketches and some kool kraft paper and cross this one off my list!  And I’ve got to admit that I just love the results!  I used five different paper patterns and colored, clear embossed and cut out this cute image and popped it up as the focal point.  I hope you like it too.



WT217 Kool Krafty Father's Day


There’s more coming this week- I promise to stay in touch better than I have recently.  I miss all of you!




Supplies:  Stamps: Great Impressions Old Pick-Up Truck; Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Kraft, PTI White, Baja Breeze, Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper; Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze; Accessories:  SU! Markers, Aqua Painter, Clear embossing powder, Heat Tool, VersaMarker, Crop-A-Dile, Eyelets, MS Classic Butterfly punch, Computer generated sentiment, Dimensionals.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy Easter Flower Pot – TLC215, BVC09

Look at this cute little flower pot card!  Today’s Technique Lovers Challenge included a tutorial by Stephanie Luman for this card sketch and I had so much fun “picking my bouquet” for my design.  I admit I worked on it all day and enjoyed building the pot to fit a standard A2 envelope.  Visit the SCS gallery and check out all the cute “pots.”  I’ve included a pic of the finished card and the insert.

TLC215 Happy Easter Flower Pot TLC215 Happy Easter Flower Pot- Insert

The sentiments are two of the Plain Jane singles from Verve Stamps.  They are only $3 each and give a super crisp clean image.  Love the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and all my bug die cut flowers.

This is the most important week in the life of a Christian – when eternal life was secured for all who believe, through the ultimate sacrifice by the Lamb of God.  I pray that you are rejoicing in this wonderful gift.

Blessings to you and your family this Holy week,


Supplies:  Stamps:  Verve Plain Jane Rejoice and Happy Easter; Paper: Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, PTI White, Almost Amethyst, Pink Pirouette; Ink: PTI True Black; Accessories:  Cuttlebug diecuts and Embossing folders, MS Classic Butterfly Punch and Doily Lace punches, Flower Soft, Pink satin ribbon from Wal-Mart, Bitty pearls, Dimensionals.



Thursday, April 2, 2009

Butterfly Birthday - LSC213

Well, we’re back from our mini vacation and glad to be home.  We have been visiting our sons in Nashville and Atlanta and had a great time.  It rained everyday in Atlanta so we had to limit our sight-seeing, but did get to visit The Carter Center- President Carter’s Library and Museum and enjoyed it very much.  We hope to be able to visit all the Presidential Libraries in the next couple of years.  We went to President Reagan’s Library in Simi Valley, CA last year and hope to get to the Clinton Library in Little Rock in a month or so.  It’s pretty thrilling to see how these remarkable men lived.

When I checked the SCS challenges I missed, I knew I had to catch up on a few.  I am starting with the Limited Supplies because we were to use Black and White only on our card, and as you know, these are my favorites.  And, I did get to a LSS in Atlanta and was able to find a set I have been wanting- Inkadinkado’s Patterned Bugs and thought the butterflies in flight image would be perfect for my card.  It is similar to the birds in flight image from the Birds Galore set which I also love.

It’s a real simple card, but I had a little trouble stamping the image because I don’t have a big acrylic block.  So I took a CD case apart and used the clear top and it turned out pretty good.  I also used a couple of new MS punches I picked up at Wal-Mart in Atlanta.  Hope you like it!

LSC213 Birthday Butterflies 006


I hope your week is off to a good start.  I am so excited because my friend Leisa discovered that Michelle Zindorf is coming to Tennessee and was able to secure spots in the beginner and advanced brayer classes for our stampin’ Gang of Four: Leisa, Cleo, Lisa and moi!  We are counting down the days to July 10…….can’t wait.



Supplies:  Stamps: Inkadinkado Patterned Bugs, SU! Birthday Whimsy; Paper: PTI White, SU! Basic Black, PTI Bitty Dots Basics True Black DSP; Ink: PTI True Black; Accessories: Martha Stewart Doily Lace and Classic Butterfly punches, SU! Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow Day!!!

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It's a Snow Day here in Jackson, Tennessee!!  It began late afternoon on Saturday and continued throughout the night.  We probably have 8-9" on the ground which is like a blizzard down here in the South.  It is just beautiful!  One of God's magnificent creations.  Here's a photo from our front porch:

IMarch 09 Snow 032 

Hope to get some stampin’ in today…and sure hope your Sunday is wonderful.



Monday, January 5, 2009

Sweet Delights - Mojo68 - Poetic Artistry

I love Julee's MojoMonday sketches and her blog is to die for! You must check it out here!!! I played today using a brand spankin' new stamp (for me) from Great Impressions. The sample at my LSS had a lot of tiny glitter on it, but I was a little too lazy to get that fancy. I do love this sketch Julee and will be back next Monday. Mojo Monday has a new home, so if you want to take a look you can click on the logo in my sidebar and get a peak at this spiffy site and the sketch of the week.

Supplies: Stamps: Great Impressions Vicki; Paper: Whisper White, PTI White, So Saffron, Bo Bunny Brilliant Blue Dot and Bashful Dot DSP; Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Read Red, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Barely Banana, Ruby Red, Regal Rose, Blush Blossom, Ballet Blue; Accessories: Black and White gingham ribbon (Wal-Mart), Nesties, Black brads, Scallop edge punch, dimensionals, SU! Markers.

Thanks for taking a look and many blessings for new beginnings!


Saturday, January 3, 2009

My Favorite Things - Monograms

Today’s SCS Limited Supply Challenge was to use one of our favorite stamps sets, colors and favorite accessories in our creations. I spent the last couple of weeks before Christmas making monogram card sets for my nieces and favorite aunt and this morning decided to play in the challenge and make a set for me. My favorite stamp set changes almost every day, but I just can’t get enough of this monogram set from JustRite. They had a super two for one special just before the holidays, so I bought myself an early Christmas present and sent one to my dear friend Lisa as her gift.

Here’s one card from the set I made this morning, plus a photo of the seven sets I made for gifts. I made two scripture boxes for each set of eight cards (for top and bottom) and the girls just loved them. The top photo shows the complete box. Amber said hers were too pretty to send!

The supplies are very basic: JustRite Special Occasions stamper, Various DSP and cardstock colors, Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss EF, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch and Wal-Mart/SU! Ribbons and Sticky tape.

The box is super easy to make and I will post the instructions soon.

I hope your week has been great and Happy New Year to all! Many blessings, Diane


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