Monday, October 27, 2008


Random musings today . . . My adult sons and their spouses all live with passion. They are passionate in their vocations, their marriages, their hobbies. I'm not sure if it's their generation or the way we raised them (of course I'd like to take some credit) but I'm in awe of the amount of energy they put forth. I am proud of all of them!

Being intrigued with etymology (the study of words) I looked up the definition of the word "passion" in the Hebrew language. I was curious to find out if that word is used in the new testament. I learned it basically means being dedicated to something to the point of sacrifice. The subroot of the translation is used in the text that describes Jesus suffering on the cross. WOW is about all I can say to that!

I designed this card for my son and darling daughter in law as an anniversary card. The main floral is double stamped to add some dimension. The colors are ones that they have chosen for decor in their home.

Products used for this design:

  • Stamps:Inspired by Nature
  • Paper: SU Really Rust, Kiwi Kiss, Confetti Cream, Basic Black
  • Ink: SU Really Rust, Kiwi Kiss, Black Craft
  • Embelishments / Accessories: Picot Satin Ribbon, Autumn pack of Gems, Ticket Punch and Corner Rounder Punch

Saturday, October 18, 2008


We just got done with packed week of activities at work. I am reminded of how great it is to have friends who pick up the pace and dig in to help out. I have a bunch of thank-yous to do this weekend to let my friends know how much they are appreciated. I am blessed beyond belief, with such supportive friends!

This design was inspired by the SCS IC152 and Beate's Weekend Sketch 62.

Products used in this design:
  • Stamps: SU Always, Short and Sweet
  • Paper: SU Kraft, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breezes, Autumn DSP, Papertrey White
  • Ink: Tangerine Tango, Versamark, EP's
  • Embellisments / Accesories: MS Edge Punch, SU Curly and Curvy Punch, SU Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Mounting Tape, Cuttlebug A2 Folder.

Monday, October 6, 2008


This is the largest single stamp I own. I actually was stumped for a while, not certain how to actually put it to use! In playing along in the WCMD challenge on SCS this weekend, we were challenged to CASE an artist named sherryLc05. What I noticed about Sherry's gallery was that she used a lot of large images which inspired me to try using this Bella Blossom by Stampin' Up. I'm happy with the results and can't wait to try it in a different color scheme.

I'm reminded that oftentimes I let God kind of lurk in the background - He seems TOO BIG to tap in to! In reality, He cares about the minute stuff - He is a real and personal God - BIG but not TOO BIG, KWIM???

I found a good read that I'd like to share: "God is in the Small Stuff . . . And It All Matters" co-authored by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz. I like books that help me see everyday life in a different way. Hopefully you will be inspired by it too!

Products Used in this design:
  • Stamps: SU Bella Blossom Stamp
  • Paper: SU Bella Rose DSP, Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirhouette CS
  • Ink: SU Riding Hood Red
  • Embellishments / Accessories: SU Scallop Punch and 1 3/8 Circle Punch RRH Ribbon

Saturday, October 4, 2008


I am becoming more aware everyday that, grace is something that is all around me everyday. It's like the wind - ever present but sometimes you can feel it's strength, and sometimes you can't even though logic reminds you that there is no such thing as "no wind". My part in experiencing grace is to raise my sail and receive it. . . .

Products used in this design:

  • Stamps: SU Winds of Grace, Riveting
  • Paper: SU Blue Bayou, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Autumn DSP
  • Ink, SU Craft Chocolate Chip, Embossing Powder
  • Embellishments: SU Rope Twine, Circle Punches