Tuesday, November 25, 2008


The message of Christmas is fairly simple: God sent His SON, Jesus to be the substitution for the fall of man. He was born without sin, lived without sin and died without sin. That's why He is able to be the only substitution for sin. I hope, during this upcoming Christmas season, that many recognize the true gift that is bestowed to us . . . He has made it so easy to have a relationship with Him. So much easier, in fact, than even believing in santa!
Products used for this design:

Stamps: A Muse Mary and baby Jesus, King is Born, CHF Starry Night BG, A Muse Essential Ovals Set
Paper: SU DSP from Prints Pack, Basic Black, Kraft
Ink: SU Real Red, Palette Noir Black, SU Craft White, Sahara Sand
Accessories: A Muse Ribbon, SU Oval Punches, Dimensionals


Wendy Wixler was recently selected as a featured stamper on SCS. Wendy's DD was one of the first peeps I met on SCS. She showed me how to post my creations! LOL Thanks, Amelia, I often say It's all your fault! LOL. Anyhoo, Wendy's work is exquisite. She has definite talent with coloring, die cuts, and sketchwork. She gives alot of practical tips with her design write-ups too, and a lot of her work is done with scraps which is way kewl! Please visit her gallery soon and don't forget to leave a comment on some of your faves! Here's the link:

I CASED a card of hers that had these same stamps in the design. I changed the theme to "Queen Bee" which is appropriate for the person that the card will be sent to. Come on now . . . who wouldn't want to be queen bee for the day?
Products used for this design:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Honey Bees
Paper: SU So Saffron, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Palette Noir Black, SU Craft Almost Amethyst and So Saffron, Classic Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: SU Scallop Edge Punch and 2 sizes of Oval Punches, Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Stampendous and K and Company Bling Adhesives, Dimensionals

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I bet you can't say the title of this card out loud even one time! At least I couldn't! Aren't these medallion punch images eye candy??? The tutorial I found compliments of BeccaStamps is so helpful - you will be able to create one of these the very first time you try, I promise! Here's the link to Becca's Blog where you will find the tutorial!

I fussy cut my designer paper to fit into the medallion center. The sketch is my own, but I bet others have created it as well. Sometimes we think we are originals only to find out we're carbon copies! There must be a lesson in this somewhere, but I'm not sure where I'm headed with this one! Okay, how about this thought: God makes only originals - there are no two humans exactly alike and yet He says we are all made in His image. WoW!

Products used for this design:

  • Stamps: SU One of A Kind
  • Paper: SU Pacific Point, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DSP
  • Ink: SU Pacific Point
  • Accessories: Nesties, SU Punches, SU GG Ribbon, SU Gem Brads


I think I've mentioned this before, but it's worth repeating - I am blessed with a great group of friends! This is a card that a group of us made together one afternoon, getting together to chat, laugh and do a bit of stamping. Laughter is something feels so good, doesn't it?

This set of rubbah will be a fave of mine for a long time, I'm sure. I'll be posting more cards using it, for sure!

Products used for this project:

  • Stamps: SU Season of Friendship
  • Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Whisper White and Autumn Vine DSP
  • Ink: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust
  • Accessories: SU Brass Hodgepodge, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercer, SU Leaf Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals


Here's a great sketch challenge from Rox71 on SCS. The challenge is posted every Wednesday - this is sketch numbef 200!!! Just think - we have a link to 200 free sketches!!! I also combined a color challenge on this design. Color challenges are great for me to play because they combine colors that are out of my comfort zone. And being stretched in various areas of our lives is a good thing, right!!??!!

Products used in this design:
  • Stamps: SU Pocket Silhouettes

  • Paper: SU Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Pixie Pink, Very Vanilla, Bali Breezes DSP

  • Ink: SU Markers, Versamark, and Kiwi Ink Pad

  • Accesories: SU Pretties Kit for Pearls, Kiwi Double Stitched Reversable Satin Ribbon, Scallop Punch and 1 3/8 Round Punch, Sakura White Gel Pen, , Winter White EP, Dimensionals