Friday, October 31, 2008

Christmas instead!

I know it is Halloween, but I couldn't help myself! I just had to get into this fabulous Basic Grey Wassail paper that I just received from Kate at i {heart} papers. Isn't this paper just gorgeous?!

I stamped the pine cone image from S.E.I.'s Alpine Frost using markers directly to the stamp, then stamped a few snowflakes on white cardstock using stamped off Chocolate Chip ink. The pine cone was cut out and embossed with the small nesties rectangle. All the edges were distressed, then inked with Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage Photo, including the Kiwi Kiss card base.

I wish you could touch this fabulous ribbon! It has a sueded texture that is simply sensational! The color is so rich!

I hope you are having a fabulous Halloween, and that you are at least thinking about getting your Christmas cards done! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

More Happy Blessings!

Let me tell you! I am counting my happy blessings this week! I have so much to be grateful for, and with November and Thanksgiving looming on the horizon, my thoughts are directed toward deliberately taking notice and thanking God for all He provides!

Today's WT challenge was to use a crackled finish somewhere on our cards. I chose to use the cracked glass technique on a card that I had started and never finished for yesterday's sketch, which was based on a design by my fellow i {heart} paper DT member, Tracy! Of course, it was a bit harder to do since I had already attached the images to their mats using dimensionals, but I tried to make it work! The mats look a little more distressed than I had envisioned, but with all the distress inking, that seems okay! I just love this set and think that this little scarecrow is so cute. The shiny crackle finish really added alot to what seemed sorta plain before. I added a watercolored and embossed leaf just to dress it up a bit.

Stamps: Happy Blessings, Autumn Harvest
Paper: Whisper White, Really Rust, retired DP
Inks: Stazon Black, Tangerine Tango, Versamark
Accessories: Markers, sheer ribbons, clear EP

My package from i {heart} papers has not yet arrived, but some of the other artists have gotten theirs and have already started uploading gorgeous cards! Check them out! They're fabulous! I can hardly wait to get my goodies...I know they should be here soon because they've made it as far as Orange Park! I am hoping for today, but trying to be patient in case it is tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What a Week!

OMGoodness! I can hardly believe the week I'm having! Someone, pinch me! I must be dreaming! It seems too good to be true!

Last night I got an email from Ashley Bowen of Tree House Stamps, inviting me to be a guest designer! Once again, as I look at the list of designers who are on this team, I feel out of my league! I am so blessed to be invited to work with these fantastic designers!
It is gonna be like early Christmas around here! So fun! So stay tuned! ;)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thank you!

I want to take time to say thank you to all of you who left comments on yesterday's post. I really appreciate all your kind words and encouragement. I am very flattered that you even visit my blog, much less take the time to comment. That I have *followers* is absolutely amazing to me! I am so grateful for your kindness!

Halloween is fast approaching and I have several stamps that have only seen ink a time or two, so I'm still stuck on Halloween cards! I wanted to be sure to make a card for Leigh's Freaky Friday challenge before the Friday deadline, and just couldn't resist another card with these jailbirds.

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, K & Co DP, unknown purple
Inks: Stazon Black, Lovely Lilac, Marigold Morning, Only Orange
Accessories: brads, purple twill

Here's my card for today's color challenge: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, and Pixie Pink.

Stamps: Stampendous
Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss
Inks: Stazon Black, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Blender pen, felt flowers, ribbon, bling

Monday, October 27, 2008

Big News!

Back on Tuesday when Jacquie tagged me, I mentioned that I have been *chicken* to apply to any design teams, but I had decided to overcome my fear and make some applications! I am very excited to tell you that I have been invited to join the design team of i {heart} papers! I am really looking forward to working with Kate and her inaugural design team that includes some really *WOW* stampers!

I know that this is going to be a tremendous experience, and I am looking forward to getting to know and learn from such talented artists!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Whew! What a Weekend!

Home from Faith's retreat! WOW! So much fun but I am wiped out! I can only imagine how tired she is!

We made SO many fun, wonderful projects! We stamped all evening Friday, then all day Saturday, with shoebox swap Saturday night. Thankfully they all DID like my card, and I loved all of theirs! We were up until midnight, then I got up at 5 a.m. this morning to get on the road by 5:15, home by 7:45 just long enough for a quick clean-up and change of clothes, then off to church for two services, and finally to our musical for a 1:30 performance.

I always get nervous, no matter how well I know my music or how many times I've performed solo...but in this piece, the angel Gabriel sang before me, "Be not afraid..." and it really helped calm my nerves! That and the fact that quite a few friends were seated where I could see their smiling faces! They gave me so much comfort! It was really fun to watch Matthew...this was his first experience with a large (almost 100 voices) choir. Someone in the congregation (not our home church) came to me afterward and described Matthew, asking if he were *mine*...she said that he looked so excited that the music would just jump right out of him! Yep, that's MY boy! I'm so proud of him! My friend, Julie, had a very moving solo also, which she nailed! We could not have asked for a better opening day (which I must say was an answer to a prayer! Gotta give credit where credit is due!)

I'm looking forward to settling back into normal routine, although tomorrow I DO hope to sleep in a little later than normal! We'll have another Celebrate Life performance Wednesday evening, and then our final one in another week. Lots of work, but it is such a blessing! I am looking forward to some is so soothing, especially in the midst of this hectic schedule!

Thanks for stopping by to visit! Please make SURE to come back tomorrow! :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Enter at your own risk!

I'm packing and getting ready to head to the park for Faith's retreat, so there is no new card to share with you today, but I wanted to upload another of my favorite decorations! Isn't this guy just TOO cute! I painted him years ago, and every year when he comes out of his box I just have to smile! All this shading and highlighting was a nightmare for me as an inexperienced tole painter, but I am pleased with the way it turned out. (Just wish I could have gotten a better picture of him! It's dark and dreary here today!)

I am still working on finishing my costume before leaving...I know it is going to be a fun but hectic weekend! Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Too late now!

I'm very excited to be attending Faith's retreat this weekend, and participating in a shoebox swap! They are so much fun!

My blog is so new that I don't think any of the participants would end up here, so I'm posting my card. I really hope that they will like it, although it is too late now because all the cardstock is cut and the supplies almost ready to go!
Stamps: House of Haunts
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, retired DP
Inks: Stazon Black, Lovely Lilac, Marigold Morning, Only Orange
Accessories: brads

I made this a little narrower than the standard 4 1/4 so that I could get 3 across from a 12-inch square sheet. Lots of sponging and distress inking, using a mask and reverse mask. I just love these tent topper cards!
Now I'm off to grab some lunch and then get going on this Mary costume that I still can't believe I'm going to try to make today! ;) Hope to show it to you tomorrow! Thanks for peeking!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tag! You're It!

Whew! It has been a day and a half of *redirects!* Things just don't always go according to plan! That's OK! It's all good...I just didn't get to accomplish all the things I wanted to, one of which was stamping.

Last night before choir I was searching for our church's manger, which we plan to use in our three-church musical that begins this Sunday. I had seen it several weeks ago, but then could only find half of it to bring it to tomorrow night's dress rehearsal. Yikes! Away IS the manger! After Bible study this morning I retraced my steps and looked in every conceivable place.....still no manger. Following my voice lesson this afternoon I went to one of the other churches to try on costumes and guess what! The Mary costume that I was supposed to wear is also MIA!

Back at my own church later, I ended up climbing into the space that is behind our giant projection screen, and thankfully, there was the manger! I was so relieved I almost wanted to cry! Finally, the day ended with a trip to WalMart to find some Mary fabric, followed by an ice cream run to Maggie Moo's with my son and his youth group (Caramel Fudge Swirlpool. YUM!) so...

...tomorrow in my *spare* time, I'll be making a costume! The fabric that I purchased is tea-dyed muslin, along with some blue woven cotton for a shawl and a paler blue knit for covering up all of my silver hair. I let the lady at WalMart talk me into trying to do this without a pattern, and I hope that I won't be sorry I made that choice!

I thought that since I don't have a card to show you today, I would share a couple of my favorite Halloween decorations. The first is a candle carrier that I made several years ago. A Yankee candle fits perfectly inside. I just love it! The other is a wall hanging that is the first thing I see when I step into the is a wood plaque painted with acrylic paint and then wood-burned, and I just love the fun colors and dimensional design. Both of these were patterns from books that I purchased years ago from the Artist's Club.

OK! Back to yesterday's unfinished business! Jacquie tagged me, so it's time for me to tag 7 of my friends! These are all friends of mine that are fellow challenge-stalkers. I could have kept on going with several more, but I'll save 'em for next time!

Did you notice the glass of wine in the picture at the beginning of this post? I'm gonna go relax now! Gotta get some rest in prep for tomorrow's craziness! ;)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Season of Friendship

I'm so blessed! I have a great many wonderful friends, and a few really exceptional friends that are practically like sisters to me...they listen even when it isn't fun to listen, and encourage when the going gets tough. They even give me a little kick when I need it! I don't know what I'd do without them and I'm grateful for each one!

The internet, and SCS in particular, has opened up a whole new world of friendships for me! And now, blogging is expanding those horizons! I was really surprised and tickled that Jacquie tagged me yesterday!

Here are the rules:

  • Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog-some random, some wierd.
  • Tag 7 people at the end of the post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
  • Let them know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
I first met Jacquie in the SCS challenges and have gotten to (s)talk with her on several occasions! Here's my list of 7 facts:
  1. My blog was listed as one of the new blogs to check out on Stampin' When I Can this morning! Can you spell excited?! ;)
  2. I took hula for 4 years (we lived in Hawaii when we were first married)
  3. I can make a *mean* gumbo (I'm from Louisiana)
  4. I teach basketry to our homeschool girls every year for Easter
  5. I LOVE to get my hair cut, and have been going to the same guy for 18 years!
  6. Until about two weeks ago I was terrified to apply for any design teams, but I've embraced my fears and made application!
  7. I'm kinda afraid of storms! We had a BIG tree fall on our house in 2004 (Hurricane Jeanne), and were out of our house for 6 months while they rebuilt it.
I've gotta go to choir now, but I'll be back later to tag a few friends! So lookout! ;)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pastor Appreciation Week!

This week is Pastor Appreciation Week. There is so much that our pastor, Cory Britt, does for our church! He came about two years ago when we were going through some very difficult times, and has helped us to heal and begin to become a healthy church again. I'm so grateful for all he does. Besides the administrative things and congregational nurturing a pastor is typically responsible for, Cory is very involved in our music and worship ministries. He plays guitar, piano, and has a great voice. I love singing in both contemporary praise and traditional worship. We sing alot of Chris Tomlin's songs, so I thought it was appropriate to add a playlist to the sidebar of my blog today. I'll be adding other songs soon.

Several months ago we were blessed to be able to hire Jeremy Blanton as our youth pastor. He is still practically a youth himself at only 22 years of age, but he has been such a great inspiration to our youth group, which is growing and becoming closer to God and each other since his arrival. (I am so happy to see my son develop a stronger relationship with God that isn't just on mom's apron strings, so to speak!) Jeremy is also very talented Cory, he plays guitar and piano and sings too. I wish I had that kind of versatility!

I wanted to do something simple to express my thanks to them, so I pulled out Like it a Latte to make these cute little gift card holders. I mentioned them to my friend, Jodi, who called while I was stamping to finalize our lunch plans today, and she thought they were a great idea, so I made one for her to give to her pastor too.

Stamps: Like it a Latte
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, unknown DP scraps
Inks: Close to Cocoa, Tim Holtz distress ink
Accessories: Coluzzle, ribbon, brads, straight edge scallop punch, round tab punch, photo corner punch

I used the round tab and photo corner punches to make the slot in the pocket for the gift card. After we eat lunch at Moe's we'll go next door to Starbuck's for some gift cards to put inside these. This sample American Express card is just there to make sure the real cards will fit!

I hope to be able to stamp today's Technique Challenge later! I will have to make another Michael's run to grab some twinkling H2O's to try it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Jail Birds!

Our Michael's just recently did a great overhaul of their stamps section, and I just couldn't resist grabbing these great jail birds! I thought they'd be the perfect image for one of Leigh O'Brien's Freaky Friday challenges. This week the challenge is to create a card using dark orange, purple, and olive with accents of black, white, or grey. You know, cards sometimes can take on a life of their own! Sometimes they're difficult, and other times they just seem to almost jump together all by themselves! THIS was a really FUN card to make. I used SC196 again because it is a great sketch to show off designer papers with a long narrow horizontal image. I am very pleased with how this card turned out. Can you tell that I just LOVE to watercolor?!

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: SU! Old Olive, Whisper White, Really Rust, unknown purple, WalMart patterned paper slab, watercolor paper
Inks: Black Stazon, SU! Basic Gray
Accessories: Markers, aquapainter, sponges, ribbon, Queen and Company brads/photo turn

I need several cards for this week, and although I have a stash I could pull from, sometimes it is just nicer to make a card for a particular person on a special occasion, so it is back to the stamp room for me! Hope you're having a great weekend! Come back soon!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Happy Blessings!

I've already told you how much I love Fall! I just couldn't wait to get this little fella from SU's current holiday mini. He is so fun to color!

Today's Limited Supplies Challenge was hosted by my friend, Silvia, who wanted us to use only one patterned paper, with eyelets and ribbon for punches, specialty pretties or anything! This used to be my least favorite of all the challenges, but now that I am getting a bigger collection of stamping stuff, it is sometimes refreshing to get back to basics.

Stamps: Happy Blessings
Paper: SU! Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue, MME Bohemia DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue, Soft Sky, Marigold Morning
Accessories: Markers, sponges, eyelets, hemp

My wish for you is that you will have many Happy Blessings now and always!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Whispering a prayer

Before I show you the cards I made for today, I'd like to ask you to whisper a prayer for my friend, Vicky Gould. Vicky's husband was hospitalized last night to prepare for some minor cardiac surgery, when he had pacemaker trouble and suddenly, unexpectedly passed away. Please pray for her, for that peace which surpasses all understanding, and for strength for the days to come. I suspect that right now she is just numb, but as the reality begins to sink in, she will need our prayers and support. I believe that prayers really do make a huge difference. Isn't it great that even though we have never met in person, our SCS family pulls together to bring comfort when someone needs it.

The challenge today was to use plaid designer paper. I have had this green plaid paper for at least two years...I was saving it for a scrapbook page, but decided it was time to cut into it. I used yesterday's sketch with this cute Fluffles, and found the perfect prima to go with it (thanks to Faith!).

Stamps: Fluffles
Paper: SU! Whisper White, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa; greens of unknown origin, DP of unknown origin
Inks: Black Stazon
Accessories: Markers, prima, button, paper piercer, coluzzle, Cuttlebug, hemp

I tried to squeeze in another card before heading out to choir practice (my son and I are in a musical, and the first performance is 10 days away), but should have known better because usually stamping in a rush just doesn't work for me. I decided that I would just post it this is for Leah's 2nd Freaky Friday challenge, to use a Halloween stamp to make a non-Halloween card. More plaid paper too, along with lots of glitter and stickles.

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo All Hallow's Eve
Paper: SU! Whisper White, Plaid dp from Michael's, unknown purple
Inks: Craft White, Craft Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Martha Steward glitter, Stickles, Fibers, Primas and jewels, SU! circle punches, computer-generated sentiment

Thanks for coming to taking a look!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Upsy Daisy!

I just LOVE this stamp set and couldn't wait to get it inked up! I made these for a monthly demonstrators' swap that I participate in. This month's theme was a pocket can barely see Pocket Silhouettes peeking from the top of the card that pulls out. These pocket cards are quick and easy and fun to make. I wanted this one to be girly so I used those gorgeous luminous pearls from the Pretties Kit and some wide Regal Rose grosgrain. The flowers were colored with markers (direct to stamp) with Pretty in Pink, and the stems in Close to Cocoa. Then the petals were *thumped* with Regal Rose. I like the mix of colors and the softness of the watercolor look. I hope you like it too!

Stamps: SU! Upsy Daisy, Pocket Silhouettes, Best Yet
Paper: SU! Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Bella Rose DP
Inks: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Markers, Pretties Kit, Paper Piercer

I'm heading back up to the stamp room to try to stamp a combo card for yesterday's color challenge and today's sketch. There's also week 2 of Leigh's Freaky Friday challenges....this week we are to make a non-Halloween card using a Halloween stamp. I have a couple of ideas that I'm anxious to put to paper. ;) Hope you're having a great week!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Moonlit Winter Evening

I think of all the challenges, I enjoy the technique challenge the most! I am relatively new to card-making (although I had scrapped for years), so finding new ways to use the tools I have makes me a very happy stamper.

Today's TLC was to make a stair-step fold. At first I was stumped, and wandered around without a single idea, but then I saw the pile of new stamps in their boxes and decided to try to combine a few into a little winter scene. I used some supplies I've had for ages, along with some hand-made paper that was part of a store-bought card that I received from a friend. I'm fairly pleased with how this turned out, although I must admit I want a big glitzy snowflake to put on the front!

Stamps: SU! Winter Post, Season of Friendship, Snowflakes wheel
Paper: SU! Night of Navy, Whisper White, LSS gunmetal metallic paper, Bazill pale yellow
Inks: Close to Cocoa, Stazon Black, Encore Silver
Accessories: Markers, stickles, silver cording

Happy Columbus Day! Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


It was so nice to have the opportunity to CASE Anne Ryan, today's Featured Stamper. As I make comments on the challenge submissions, it is easy to see that Anne is not only admired for her beautiful cards and terrific photography....she is beloved by many SCSers for her sweet spirit and encouraging words.

Stamps: SU! Winter Post
Paper: SU! Creamy Caramel, Naturals Ivory, Bazill Textured CS, Unknown DP
Inks: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: primas, buttons, brads, ribbon, cotton cording, sewing machine!

Tomorrow is Columbus Day. I'm so glad! DH is off, and we get the day off from homeschooling! Can you say STAMP?!

Tutu Spooky?!

While blog-browsing yesterday, I came across a fun challenge on Leigh O'Brien's blog, to make a Halloween card using a stamp that is not Halloween themed. I had JUST gotten this cute bear who had not yet seen ink, so I decided to dress him up for the occasion. He didn't turn out exactly as I had planned, but he isn't totally disastrous either.

For his tutu, I used an old piece of pink tulle that I gathered with a loose machine stitch. I inked it with elegant eggplant and basic black ink. Then I made the Trick or Treat banner in MSWord, and stamped Michael's $1 spider webs all over it with stamped off black ink. I distress-inked everything with elegant eggplant, basic black, and a bit of Tim Holtz distress ink. The little square tiles I have had for ages. Craft white webs dressed them up too.

Stamps: SU! Under the Stars
Paper: SU! Tangerine Tango, Lavender Lace, So Saffron, Michael's DP, Wal-Mart slab
Inks: Craft White, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: square tiles, ribbon, fibers, toothpick

I'm headed back upstairs to try my hand at Featured Stamper! Congratulations Anne! I'm so excited for you!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I didn't get to work on yesterday's challenge until late last night, and I was eating a Reese's Ice Cream treat for dessert and realized that I would get extra points for using *metal* so I ran real quick and rinsed it off and inked it up! I am much more a morning than evening stamper, so this was one of those cards where I shuffled paper for quite a while before finally finishing, but I am pleased with the results. It is hard to get a picture that shows how shiny it is.

I love this candy corn paper, part of a slab from Michael's! The tips of the corn have a pale blue tint, so I pulled out the bashful blue to use as a mat. Little dollar stamps also from Michael's spooked things up a bit!

Okay, I'm off and running to part II of a Layspeakers' certification course! Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Maybe that's why it's been so heavy on my heart lately! Several of my friends, the women I admire most in life, have personal stories to tell about this dreaded disease. And all my friends have friends who have had lumps that ranged from benign to deadly. Please girls, schedule your mammograms! It's time for me to have one too!

Since today's challenge was to use a monogram stamp and I just got this Celebrate Life set not long ago, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I haven't decided yet to whom I'll send it. My friend Michelle's best friend Cathy is the most likely recipient. I don't know her, but she has recently had surgery and is soon going to be receiving chemotherapy. Hopefully this would lift her spirits and give her some added strength to persevere!

Stamps: Celebrate Life! (Technique Tuesday)
Paper: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Whisper White, retired SU! DP
Inks: Regal Rose
Accessories: Pearls, oval punches, MS border punch, ribbon, primas

I'm looking forward to having more time to play today and tomorrow! Hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


In yesterday's post I showed you our hallway and some of the wooden holiday ornaments that I've made. I have actually designed a few pieces myself, but most are patterns from books that I have purchased from The Artists' Club. For some reason, this time of year always gives me the fever to paint! I have a stash of books that contain patterns and if I painted even one project from each one I could be painting for years, but of course I always want something new! Renee Mullins is one of my current favorite designers. This is her newest book and it is filled with fun projects!

The Artists' Club has resources that are mostly dedicated to painting with acrylics and similar media. However, their surfaces are easily adaptable to paper crafting. There are quite a few that I would love to experiment with! They had an Advent Countdown with little cubbies for surprises. I think it would be so fun to alter one of those! I am wondering if it sold out already, because I don't see it anymore. Since I've been stamping I haven't painted nearly as much!

Wednesday is sketch day at SCS....I wanted to make a card in honor of Race for the Cure. I have many friends who have been affected by breast cancer, and they are not only survivors but overcomers! They are an inspiration to me!

Stamps: Like it a Latte (SU!), Celebrate Life! (Technique Tuesday)
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Whisper White, retired SU! DP
Inks: Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Clear EP, brads

I'm looking forward to tomorrow....we hope to have a quiet day to get some good schooling in and hopefully also a few cards!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fabulous Fall!

I just LOVE Fall! The change of the season makes me feel energized, and I am looking forward to the coming holidays! Last weekend I put out all our Fall decorations. Many of them are hand-mades from my other hobby, tole painting. The scroll saw in the garage that everyone thinks is Patrick's is MINE! This is our hallway between the dining room and kitchen.

I really enjoy making Halloween cards! Today's color challenge was perfect for that! I attached a creepy crawler with some monofilament so it looks like he's dangling from his dew-dropped web!

Today is a very special day, because it is my dad's 83rd birthday! I'm embarrassed to say that I made him a card and didn't mail it yet, so it will be late. Happy birthday Daddy! I love you! At least you know I'm thinking of you!
I also finished making a few more WCMD cards after we got back from our anniversary dinner at Carrabba's last night. Maybe I'll get to post them later! Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today is our 24th wedding anniversary! Definitely something to celebrate!

Way back in 1984 we told our families that we were going to be married, and we went--just the two of us--to St. John, USVI, to say our vows and spend our honeymoon. It was the most romantic time of our lives. In lieu of wedding invitations, we sent announcements when we returned. Here's what they looked like...

After 10 days honeymooning, Patrick was deployed for four months and I returned to my home in Louisiana. Upon his return, we were stationed in Barber's Point, Hawaii. So the honeymoon continued!

Since today IS our anniversary, and my husband LOVES chocolate, I was grateful that today's TLC challenge fit right into the plans for something special for him! I made him this little box and filled it with chocolate eclairs! He's gonna be thrilled!

I'm still working on cards for World Card-Making Day. I don't know how many more I'll get to do before tonight's deadline, because I am definitely hoping that we will be going out to dinner to celebrate! At any rate, I did get this WCMD TLC card done. I really love how my layered flower turned out. This cute stamp is from my trip to Michael's to get Matthew some supplies to make his campaign buttons! (he was nominated to run for class president in his homeschoolers' government class!) Gotta love how that kind of shopping trip works! *grin*
Hope to see you again soon!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hello, and Happy World Card-Making Day!

I finally decided to join the blogging world! I hope to share a bit of stamping and the stuff of life on a regular basis!

This morning was spent at a Lay Speakers' certification seminar in Starke. I could hardly wait to get home to see the WCMD challenges on SCS and head up to my stamp room to make a few cards.
My first card was inspired by the cover of Coldwater Creek's current catalog. I bought this House Mouse stamp in Louisiana during a visit to my parents'. That was quite a while ago, but this is the first time it's seen ink. I colored it using prismas and baby oil....kinda got carried away with the stickles!

The Summer Sun cardstock was still on my desk when I started the next challenge, which was to use a tree stamp...this card was made with one of the first stamps I ever purchased. I love the homespun feel of this image!

The rest of WCMD challenges will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon!

Thanks for visiting!