"A cheerful heart is good medicine . . . Proverbs 17:22

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pink Pine Cones

Yes, pink pine cones! Aren't they the cutest? My husband is a forester and he even agreed they look pretty darn cute.

They look a little bit red in the photo, but trust me they are pink.
Thanks for stopping by - I am on a roll today. This is my third post!

Pine Cone Wreath: Hero Arts CG 574
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL464
Snowflakes: Martha Stewart Punch
Bow Die: Simon Says Stamp! Perfect Bow
Bird: Stamping Up! Punch

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6

Love and Mercy

I was so sorry to hear that The Craft's Meow was closing their store. You might want to check them out to see what she has left in her inventory. I love her products. Here is one that I made for a friend who needs to be reminded that "His love and mercy endure forever." We all make mistakes and I am so thankful for His mercy - His deliverance from judgment.

I am sending this to a friend who needs to be reminded that she has not been forgotten.

Stamp: Hero Arts Cling CG974
Sentiment: The Craft's Meow ~ Choose Hope
Colored with Copics

"If God had a refrigerator,  your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet,  your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. . . . Face it friend, He is crazy about you!"
Max Lucado

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

This is a Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Exclusive for Archiver's that I purchased a couple of years ago. I actually stamped it and cut out each section of the tree and then traced it onto various pattern papers to get the effect I wanted.

The sentiment, background paper and presents are from the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

Thanks for stopping by - I need to be Christmas Shopping instead of making Christmas Cards. I am so far behind on both.

Have a blessed day!

"You weren't an accident. You weren't massed produced. You aren't an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman."
Max Lucado, The Christmas Candle

Friday, December 6, 2013

Avery Elle Dies

I saw this layout on Maureen Merritt's blog and pretty much "cased" it. I used my new Avery Elle Dies for the elements. I had to make my own size for the one with the sentiment because the other size dies were either too large for my card or too small for my sentiment. Loving how this turned out.

Avery Elle Elle-ments
Patterned Papers
Sentiment: Have no clue - think it came out of the $1 bin at Michael's a couple of years ago. White Embossed
Snowflake: Martha Stewart punch
Bling on Snowflake: Michael's $1 bin

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."
Colossians 4:2

Country Christmas

I know some of you are experiencing some dramatic drops in temperatures as I write this and I am praying you are in a safe and warm place. Here in Georgia we are having the exact opposite of you. Temps are in the low 70's! Doesn't feel like a typical Christmas here yet - but wait - we never know when we might be experiencing some much cooler weather - don't think we will get down to any negative numbers like some of my friends.

Now for some card talk :)

I have fallen in love with my new Penny Black stamp. It is a very large stamp but has been a lot of fun to work with. As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Stamp: Penny Black 4336L
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL238 (From a very old set)
I fussy cut around the edge and center. Stamped the sentiment on piece of white card stock and used pop dots for the wreath to give it some dimension. Used copics to color.

This is my favorite! Love the country feel to it with the background paper I used.
Stamp: Penny Black 4336L
Sentiment: Hero Arts C4858 (Another older stamp) - Stamped on kraft paper and then ran through an embossing folder.

"You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand."
Psalm 16:11

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Birthday Stamp

I had so much fun with this Tim Holtz Birthday stamp. Once I got started I couldn't stop. A great stamp to use for Christmas too!  I am on a roll :)

I used an assortment of papers rather than coloring. The cutting wasn't so bad either. Love the results.

Stamp: Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2013 BIRTHDAY BLUEPRINT
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL576

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."
Colossians 4:2

It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas

I am finally starting my Christmas Cards. Got lots of them to make but here is one I have absolutely fallen in love with.
And remember in the hullabaloo of decorating and shopping it's not the gift but the love in our heart that brings the gift. I want to share the most precious devotion I read this morning that was the reminder of this.

So here is my cutie:

I LOVE owls and fell in love with him!

Background: Hero Arts S5531
Sentiment: Hero Arts C4858
Owl: Woodware Christmas Hoot
Snowflake: Martha Stewart punch
Eyes: Creatology Wiggle Eyes - I found these at Michael's and just love them
Stickles: Icicle

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways my ways," says the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are my ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Oldie But Goldie

As I am catching up on my card making, I decided to look through some of my older stamps that have been tucked away for awhile. This fern was calling my name when I pulled the drawer open :)

Sentiment: Simons Says Card Kit of the Month - October 2013 "Seasons of Thanks"
Fern Stamp:  Hero Arts K5314 - Used combination of Distress Inks Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge, and Scattered Straw
Butterfly: Prima Wood Embellishments - colored with copic
Background is Distress Inks: Peeled Paint and Hero Arts Shadow Ink Mid-Tone Cornflower

Blessings to you and yours :)

"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19

Giving Thanks

I have really been concentrating on this statement "Giving Thanks" lately. There are a lot of pros and cons as to whether or not to be on Facebook but I use it as an opportunity to be a positive, encouraging "voice". Most of the time I share scripture or encouraging words I have had read from other sources. At the beginning of November, most people begin a daily "I am thankful for . . ." I am on Day 6 and when I get past the basics it makes me really stop and think about the things I am thankful for. I start looking at things that I often take for granted.

I am using the "Giving Thanks" stamp from the Simon Says Stamp October 2013 Seasons of Thanks Card Kit an awful lot on my cards because I am giving thanks for these individuals who have encouraged me and inspired me with their friendship.

Sentiment and Stamps: Simon Says Stamp October 2013 Seasons of Thanks Card Kit
Colors: Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint

Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp October 2013 Seasons of Thanks Card Kit
Stamps: Hero Arts Daisies K5586
Butterflies:  Studio Calico - colored with copics

"I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
Genesis 28:15

Catching Up!

It has been a while since I have posted anything. We have been busy traveling which is a good thing :) In September we were gone for about 12 days to Alberta, British Columbia and Vancouver Island - WOW - I don't have to say anything more and then we were in the north Georgia mountains for this past week. We enjoy rambling and find the most unique treasures in the nooks and crannies of this world.

So - having said all that I have been away from my card making and it has taken some time to get my "mojo" going again.

I have had this darling little owl for a while and haven't inked him up too many times. I use to collect owls so it is fun for me to use them whenever I can on my cards. I have ordered his friend "Christmas Hoot" and can't wait for it to get here.

Sentiments: SSS October 2013 "Season of Thanks"; Woodware Clear Stamp - What a Hoot
Stamp: Woodware Clear Stamp - What  A Hoot

Enjoy your day and blessings to you!

"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."
Philippians 4:12

Friday, October 4, 2013

Dotty Challenge

One more - Still working on my October birthday cards and these dots are just starting to be a part of my whole thinking process - didn't know I used "dots" as much as I do :) Check out the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Dotty.

Sentiment: HA CL139 (a very old stamp!); HA CL382 and Simon Says Stamp-Square Sayings
Enamel Dots
Punched out 3 different circles from various circle punches, stamped the sentiments, ran the sentiment sheet through a dotted Cuttlebug embossing folder. Raised the blue panel with some pop dots.

Again, thank you for stopping by today :)

"Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage." 
Galatians 5:1

Dots Dots Dots

I was making some birthday cards and realized after I made this one that I had used lots of dots - soooo, thought I would share this on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Dotty.

Background: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Large Butterflies: Simon Says Stamp Die - Chrissy Butterfly
Small Butterfly: Martha Stewart
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL382

Have a glorious day!

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
Romans 12:12

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Catching Up

As I posted earlier, I have been away on one of the most fabulous trips with my husband. We were gone for 12 days traveling. We flew into Calgary, Alberta and visited the National Parks and then drove to Vancouver and took the ferry over to Vancouver Island. One word - AMAZING!

So, I am back and missing my card crafting so I am playing catch up :)

Thank you for stopping by.
The sentiment on all of these is Hero Arts CL491.

 Butterfly die on these two: Simon Says Stamp - Paulina Butterfly

 This Butterfly die below is Hero Arts DI078.

I think I am going to try to pick one of these and submit to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Blessings to you and yours!

"But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation."
Psalm 13:5

Friends Forever

Hi there - I have been missing in action for about 2 weeks as we took the most wonderful trip to Alberta and British Columbia. Glad to be home but what a wonderful adventure.

I love it when I stumble upon stamp companies that I am not real familiar with and find the most amazing little treasures. I found some really adorable stamps "sarah kay" at Stampavie.  Here is one of them called "Friends Forever".

My sentiment is Hero Arts.

Aren't they just the sweetest little girls!

Thank you for stopping by.

"Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." 
Luke 12:7

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Thinking of You

Inking up some more of my new The Craft's Meow that I won in their Blog Hop. Such beautiful and wonderful stamps and sentiments in this set: Potted Garden.

Stamp & Sentiment: The Craft's Meow ~ Potted Garden
Background Embossing: Darice Folder ~ Cherry Blossoms
Colored with Copics

Potted Garden
Potted Garden
Have a Glorious Day!

"But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law."
Galatians 5:22-23

Monday, September 2, 2013

Rock The Farm

I pulled out my Rock The Farm stamp from The Greeting Farm and used this sweet little Farm Anya. Unfortunately, I could not find Fisherman Ian in my box where she was :(  I went online to find the set and it is not listed anymore. I will keep looking for my Fisherman Ian because you will love him! This is for Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes.

Stamp: The Greeting Farm ~ The Rock Farm
Sentiment: Hello sentiment ~ Simon Says Stamp For The Record
Oval : Simon Says Stamp For The Record
Tag: was stamped over the stamp oval ~Hero Arts Frame Cuts D1058 Large Tag

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Here is another one I did today using the cute little bike from my Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit.
The tree is Hero Arts CL182 Trees, Birds, and Messages and sentiment is Hero Arts CL389 Mi Casa. I used two Marvy leaf punches - one small and one medium size - to punch the leaves from various pattern papers.

As always, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.
Blessings to you!
"For in him we live and move and have our being . . . "
Acts 17:28

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Another Anything Goes

Here is another one of my Greeting Farm Anya stamps. She is such a sweet little stamp. This is Angel Anya. Check out the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp . . . Anything Goes.

Isn't she a cutie?
Stamp: Angel Anya The Greeting Farm
Background Tag Die:  Hero Arts D1058
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL582
Stickles on her wings

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Blessings to you!

"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful."
Hebrews 10:23

Anything Goes

This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes. They are showcasing The Greeting Farm stamps and I have a few of them that I almost forget about so this was a sweet reminder to use them.  Check out their challenge and check out the stamps.

This is from the Anya set. The Anya group of stamps is one of my favorite at The Greeting Farm.

Stamp: The Greeting Farm - Flutter Anya (I love butterflies so when I bought this a couple of years ago her butterfly wings attracted me.)
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL129 Anytime Messages
Colored with Copics
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Thank you for stopping by!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And he shall direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Life Is A Journey

I saw this darling sailboat die on Archivers Annex Online Store and wanted it so when I need one of those hard to think of masculine cards I would have something on hand.

I decided to enter this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Dotty.

Clouds: Die-namics - Flat Bottom Cloud
Sailboat: Die-Versions Whispers Sailing By
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp Life Is A Journey
Waves created with border punch
Simon Monday Challenge Blog
Let's go sailing :)

"Ask and it will be give to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
Matthew 7:7

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

More Dots

I am definitely taking the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Dotty pretty literally. Maybe you will not go "cross-eyed" looking at it :) Check out their Monday Challenge for this week.

The background is actually one of my old Hero Arts Cling Stamps CG139 that I stamped using Hero Arts Shadow Mid Tone Ink Cornflower.
The tag and banner are from assorted patterned papers.
Tag Die: Hero Arts Large Tag D1058
Banner: Hero Arts Stamp & Cut D1074
Butterfly Die: Hero Arts Fancy Dies D1078
Enamel Dots: My Minds Eye

Check out the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
Simon Monday Challenge Blog
Have a blessed day!

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."
Proverbs 16:3

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My New Stamps - The Craft's Meow

I was so beyond excited when I won The Craft's Meow Blog Hop last week. I had a chance to sit down and play and put together a real quick card just to get a feel for them. I can say that beyond a shadow of a doubt I am going to have fun with them.

I am going to enter this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:Dotty

Simon Monday Challenge Blog
The flowers are from the Folk Art Blooms set and the sentiment is from Jar of Sunshine set.

Folk Art Blooms     Jar of Sunshine

I used my Hero Arts Shadow Mid-Tone Inks Green Hills, Butter Bar, Cornflower and Wet Cement.

I cannot wait to ink up more of them. You really need to stop by The Craft's Meow and shop :)

In the meantime, thank you for stopping by here!

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
John 14:27

Simon Says Dotty Dot

I love polka dot papers anyway so Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge Monday is all about Dots so that got me excited. Check out this week's challenge.

I knew in my head that I wanted a polka dot background with a "lattice" to put flowers on. I know there are lattice dies out there but when you don't have one, what do you do? You make one :)

Here is my result:

I cut 1/8" strips to create my "lattice".
Sentiment: Simon Says Dies ~ Be and Happy
Paper: BoBunny Soft Shades Double Dot Designs 6x6 (LOVE this set)

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Check out their challenge!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Blessings to you.

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path."
Psalm 119:105

Sunday, August 25, 2013

One More Tuesday Trigger

If you can tell, I have had so much fun working with the colors and inspiration photo this week at Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger. Just getting this last one in under the wire.

The papers are scraps from some of my other Tuesday Trigger cards this week and scraps from other projects. I just HATE to throw paper away! I was so excited when I thought of putting a flower on this one and remembered that I had not used my new PaperTrey Ink Beautiful Blooms #1 Die Collection.

Sentiment: Hero Arts CL351 Friends

Inspiration Photo:

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a glorious day!

"The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe."
Proverbs 18:10

Friday, August 23, 2013

Have A Lovely Day

I finally got around to playing with the Lovely Birds set from The Crafts Meow. Check out their store - lots of goodies there.

All elements came from the one stamp set. Isn't that great!
The Craft's Meow: Lovely Birds
Background: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Used Glossy Accents to give the bird bath a little texture.

Have a glorious day!

"Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand."
Isaiah 64:8

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Trigger Tuesday #2

I guess I am on a roll today! Got another idea in my head for the Moxie Fab World: Trigger Tuesday this week   Now That's My Cup of Tea.  I just love the flowers and colors that are on that darling tea cup! Check out the details :)

Here is my second card:

Sentiment: Hero Arts CL
Flowers: Hero Arts Tag Collage AC024
Butterflies: Martha Stewart Punch
Inks: Hero Arts Shadow Ink Mid-Tones - Bubble Gum, Cornflower, Butter Bar

Here is the inspiration photo:

Have a glorious day!

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us"
Ephesians 3:20

Tuesday Trigger - Now That's My Cup of Tea!

When I saw this challenge, I knew immediately what I wanted to do. I remembered a tea cup stamp that I had and had not used in a while. So I took the photo inspiration literally. This is for the Moxie Fab World: Tuesday Trigger Challenge for August 20, 2013. Here is what I am submitting.

Stamp: PrintWorks
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL351 Friends
Colored with Colored Pencils
Background: Pattern Paper

Here is the inspiration image. Now you can see how took the inspiration image so literally :)
Thanks for stopping by today and be blessed!

"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death."
Romans 8:1-2

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sending Love

I am loving my Stitched Sentiments stamp from The Craft's Meow. Check out their store. I paired this sentiment with several of my Penny Black Flower Stamps.

Sentiment: The Craft's Meow ~ Stitched Sentiments
Flower: Penny Black ~ 30-113 (Petal Party)
Die: Die-namics Chevron Stripes
Papers: BoBunny ~ Soft Shades Double Dot Designs

Sentiment: The Craft's Meow ~ Stitched Sentiments
Flower: Penny Black ~ 30-095 ~ flower festival

Sentiment: The Craft's Meow ~ Stitched Sentiments
Flower: Penny Black ~ 30-067 ~ to you

Thank you for stopping by ~ enjoy your day~

Blessings to you!

"Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes."
Psalm 37:7