Friday, September 26, 2008


Of all the styles of stamping, I am most happy when I design with a touch of whimsey. Usually it's not the stamped image itself that is whimsey, but the large embellishment that I place on the card right at the end! They are unplanned elements, but oh so necessary, IMHO.

This reminds me of the verse in Isaiah 55:8 where God is reminding me that His thoughts are not my thoughts, His ways are not my ways. It doesn't do any good for me to plan and fret in this life - God has a better plan than I could ever dream up by myself!

Products used in this design:
  • Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy, Cute and Curly, Flight of the Butterfly
  • Paper: SU Blue Bayou, Papertrey DSP
  • Inks: SU Chocolate Chip, Sakura White Gel Pen, Versamark and Clear EP on main image
  • Accessories: SU Grosgrain Ribbon, Cute and Curly Punch, Uchida Mega Scalloped Square Punch, MS Scalloped Edge Punch, Dimensionals
  • Techniqe: Punched Edgework

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Have you ever heard of a gal named Cammie? Her talent with paper projects is everywhere. She designs stamps, is on design teams, shares tutorials and templates, encourages so many on SCS and her creations have been featured in lots of craft magazines. But what is really impressive about Cammie is her humble and genuine spirit. Recently she brought a challenge to the stamper world - she challenged us to reach out and make cards to send to Alzheimer's caregivers. As an incentive, she contacted stamping vendors to donate blog candy - anyone who makes a card can link it here and be eligible to win.

Please go to Cammie's Blog for more details. YOU CAN make a card and send it off even if you don't join the blog candy challenge. And Thanks, Cammie for your support to Alzheimer's research and support groups.

I'm sending my card to this address: To the Staff at the Artman Home250 N. Bethlehem PikeAmbler, PA 19002

Friday, September 19, 2008


Summer is my fave season of the year and it's soon to be over. It's a great thing, however, that I live in So. Cal. as we CAN experience summer all year round! LOL. I wanted to commemorate the relaxing summer I've enjoyed this year by creating a card using a favorite floral of mine (Lazy Susans) AND my favorite all time SU color - Marigold Morning. This design features the elements as spelled out in Wendybell's Limited Supply Challenge on SCS. The recipe called for using only one stamp one time on white background. One neutral and a color of our choice could also be used. We were to use no sponging, distressing, Designer Paper, Background Stamp. Brads, ribbon and other embellies were on the YES list as well as a sentiment. I think I did pretty good with Wendy's list. I stamped the image petals using direct stamp to inkpad and then took a wet paintbrush and swiped some of the color off. The stems and leaves are colored with SU Chocolate Chip marker. Brads and ribbon were added to polish off the design.

So, getting back to my original thought of summer being my favorite season, I'm reminded that, while seasons come and go in my life, God is constant and ever present. How awesome is that!

Products used for this design:
  • Stamps:SU Inspired by Nature, It's Your B'Day
  • Paper: SU Whisper White, Choc, Chip, Marigold Morning
  • Ink: Marigold Morning, Choc. Chip
  • Accessories: SU Copper Brads and GG ribbon, Dimensionals, Large Oval Punch