Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
As I sat in church this morning and listened to the choir sing and as the congregation joined in on Silent Night I reflected on what it must have felt like to know that you were giving birth to the Savior of the world. I cannot imagine what must have been going through Mary's mind that night. I would have been thinking, I am sure, that surely for someone so great there must be a place other than a lowly manger for my child to lay his head. I probably would have been full of resentment for mankind in general. Mary showed us all about humility. I wonder if Mary really knew about the things that her son would have to endure? I thought about how much I whine and whimper when things happen to my son and yet they are nothing compaired to what Jesus would endure in the 33 years of His life here on Earth. I am not making a resolution for this year, but I am going to TRY everyday to be more thankful for what I have, because everything I have is due the the loving mercy of God.
I had written a few lines about how we tend to keep Jesus as a babe in the manger, but for the life of me I can't find what I wrote. If you could see my desk you would understand why I can't find it. LOL
The general idea is how at Christmas we tend to put Him in the manger, leave Him there until Easter and then forget that He has risen for the rest of year. I for one know, that He is no longer in the manger and no longer in the tomb, but sitting at the right hand of my Father making intercession for me. To me that is what Christmas is all about. So with this rather lengthy post I wish you and yours A Blessed Merry Christmas and All God's wonderful Blessings for the New Year!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This week I made 12 of these lovely "Snowman Soup" mugs using the template from http://www.stampingvideos.com/. They are so adorable and such a thoughtful little gift when you have so many to give to. My granddaughter has about 12 teachers, between gymnastics, pre-school, Sunday School, Awanas, Junior Church and Junior Church Choir. At the age of 4 she has such a social life. LOL . She was so excited to "help" me make them. She counted out all the little bags and all the candy kisses, then put them in the cups as I finished them. We had such a lovely time making them together. To me that is what Christmas is about.
Next, I covered this paint can with Christmas Scrapbooking paper out of my stash and made a paper poinsettia for the lid. Trimmed the can with ribbon and it was complete. Such a cute quick idea for wrapping outside the box. I got the idea from an e-zine, but can't for the life of me remember what one it is. My hubby's family is having a "White Elephant" gift exchange and this is what I am using to "wrap" my "white elephant" in. Such a clever idea.
My mother seldom ever askes me to make cards for her because she thinks I am too busy (but have repeatedly told her I am never too busy for my mom). She wanted something really, really special to send to their church congregation for Christmas. This is the card that I came up with. The template was from a card that a friend made. I used the song "Away In A Manger" for the background for the inside of the card. I printed it on cream parchment paper, then crumbled it, straighted it out, inked it with antique linen distress inks. Used a decoupage from http://www.thelilacgarden.co.uk/. I am not one for peel offs, but needed to add something and they seemed to work well. Also used see - through holly stickers from my stash as those are my mom's favorite. Since I am not much of a photographer this picture really doesn't do the card justice.
Sorry for the long post. I'll try to keep them shorter in the future.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
This simple card is so pretty in real life, especially if you like pink, which I do. Who could tell...right? I used the sketch from iheart2stamp.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Anyway you look at it, this was much more fun!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I was so excited this past week because my new Whiff of Joy stamps came. I couldn't wait to start stamping, but alas there is something about this stamp that doesn't like me. I stamped it 3 times and all 3 times it went into the circular file! Yep even after it was colored. I don't know what I was doing wrong, but....You get the idea. I colored the image with copic markers E 51, R46, R 59. Prisma pencils and very inexpensive Darice Glitter, crystal.
Finally I was pleased with how this one turned out so I thought it would make a lovely aperture card and found that it fit the challenge for Basic Grey Challenge 13. The requirement there was to have one Basic Grey element and an aperture. Also it fit Lili Of The Valley/ for sprinkle and sparke because of the glittered snowflakes and the spica glitter pens. ABC Challenge, S is for snow, Our Creative Corner snowflakes, Everybody Art Challenge winter. I can't believe that it fit so many challenges. I have never done this many challenges with one card before.
Whiff of Joy Stamp, Copic Markers, Spica glitter pens, Basic Grey - Boxer, snowflakes - Martha Stewart punch, Darice glitter and flower from stash box. Flower center from my blog candy prize from All the Things I love blog
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I am so thankful for this wonderful news and my prayer of Thanksgiving cannot be said enough.
God truly watches over us and protects us more than we ever imagine. Can you believe that over 200 times each hour every night that God has time to watch over my husband and keep him safe? Mind boggling isn't it? When I think about this I am so reminded of what a merciful God I serve.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wow, I can't believe how slow I am in posting my cards lately, in fact so slow that some of them didn't get posted in time for the challenges. I really don't know where the time goes. This is my challenge entry this week for WOJ . What another fun sketch to work with. I colored the image with distress inks by Tim Holtz, then highlighted with Spica at you markers and of course added my glitter. I am on one of those kicks this year. I just can't seem to get enough glitter! LOL
Background Papers: K&Co, Me & My Big Ideas
ribbon: from my stash
flower centers: from my stash
Gold center dots: Mark Richards
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
This is my first ever ABC Challenge. I have to admit I made this card a few weeks ago for another challenge but never got around to posting it, so with the ribbon that I used it would fit this challenge.
I used background paper from Me and My Big Ideas. Flowers from Prima and Michaels Bridal Confetti. Ribbon, pearl and spacer from my stash box. Also used Martha Stewart snowflake border punch. Image was colored using my prisma pencils. ined edges of paper using Brilliance ivy ink.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Paper - Debbie Mumm
Ribbon - from my stash
Buttons - from my stash
Snowflake Brad - Recollections
Colored the stamped image with "at you spica glitter pens and prisma color pencils. Highlighted with crystal snow glitter from stampendous.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
This is my first attempt at a challenge from WOJ . I had so much fun coloring it and putting it together with their fantastic sketch.
Distress Ink - Ranger- Fired Brick
Distress Ink- Ranger - Black Soot
Flowers - Michael's Bridal Table Confetti
Flower Centers - Swarovski Crystals, multiple colors
Spica Glitter Markers
Paper - Imaginise - Go For Baroque, More Than Mistletoe
Rubber Stamp - Print Works (sentiment, Peace, joy, Love)
Findings from my stash box
Anyway I sat down last night and started coloring and this was the card I ended up with using Trina's sketch from A Spoon Full of Sugar. Hopefully as the days go by my cards will get better.
Whiff of Joy Stamp
Spica Glitter pens
Flowers Michaels Bridal Confetti
Dots - Jelly Tots
Paper - Paper Pazazz - Vintage
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I truly wish I could find time to make cards and enter challenges, but with all that is going on, I am realizing I am not "superwoman" and right now my kids need help if they are going to be out of their apartment by the 31st. Please don't give up on me. I promise to be back as soon as I can.
Hugs to all of you
Friday, October 3, 2008
Paper -DCWV Luxury Stack
Cream Bazzill Bling
Cuttlebug embossing folder
flowers from Michaels Bridal table confetti
Misc stuff from my stash box
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Hubby is doing well and on the mend so I thank God everyday for taking such good care of my soul mate and best friend.
I will probably have to have surgery within the next 2 months on my wrist, thumb and ring finger. Not looking forward to that,but the injections are no longer helping so I guess it is time to think about fixing the problem rather than a stop-gap measure.
We also got our influenza injections today, so that is out of the way for another year! I hate those injections! Since they are given on a first come first serve basis at the local pharmacy you stand in line and wait and wait and wait. I feel like cattle being run through the shoot. LOL Enough! It has been a great day.
Hugs to all of you.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I have to nominate 7 more to send the award on to these are the rules.
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your blog award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the boys/girls you've nominated.
My Nominees Are:
Friday, September 26, 2008
I do need to appologize for the sorry photo taking. I am the worst!
The first photo is the front of the box that I made and the second is the front of the CD
Below are all 12 months. I can't begin to tell you how I have made them as I used so many different things from the internet, CD's clip art and I didn't write a thing down! I just had fun for a change! I hope my sister likes this. We are as different as night and day and I am always reluctant to make her anything as I feel it is never good enough! LOL
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
BG papers - Dovecraft Victorian Christmas
Stamped image was sent to me by my friend, so I don't remember who she told me it was (my mind is only 1/2 min long most days!) LOL
BG Papers Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday
Ribbon - Bow - Tique
Stamp - an oldie but one I love... No name just says Chesapeake VA
Shades of Autum glitter - Art Institute ultra fine transparent. (used 5 0r 6 colors)
SK rubber stamp colored with prisma color pencils
misc. matting paper.
All supplies were from my scrap and stash box, so I have no idea what I used. The stamp around the roses was from See D's. Embossed with black detail embossing powder from Judikins.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Blessings to all of you!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
BG Paper DCWV All dressed up Glittered
Magnolia stamp colored with prisma pencils
ribon from stash
This is the bonus sketch from http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/
and I thought I would have a go at another challenge from http://www.faith-sisters.blogspot.com/
I found this to be an interesting and mind challenging site. I love it!
Your inspirational piece on tresure sure stepped on my toes.
For my card I have used plain white cardstock, covered with Anita's blue Christmas music paper in dark blue. Then added Mirror paper in silver (thus the bad photo). Used cuttlebug embossing folder, hearts, fiskars border punch, silver metallic beads, silver ribbon for the tag. Image is stamp from Chesapeake, VA (no name on stamp, but it is one of my favs), stamped with Dew Drop Brilliance Meteterranean Blue and pop -dotted on mirror paper. Treasure stamp (?)
I have used these elements to depict the scripture that I have chosen to go with the theme word treasure. Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is there will be your heart also.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
BG Paper - DCWV - Fall Matt Stack & Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday
Ribbon - From my stash
Stamp - See D's lil stamp colored with prisma color pencils
Matt understamp is orange Bazzill Bling.