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Tuesday, April 29, 2014


ODBD stamps used: Hummingbird, Glory (sneak peak), Ornate Frame Sentiments
ODBD dies used: Hummingbird, Quatrefoil Pattern, Antique Labels and Borders, Beautiful Borders, Ornamental Crosses (the top corner pieces are from the lattice cross).
 This week for Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD), we are doing Spring Colors.  To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until May 4th to join us.  For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have any ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).  We would love to see your creations for this our 200th challenge!
     My card today was made up from using the new release (May) Morning Glories twice (it is a corner stamp) to make a frame.  I cut out the center and used the Quatrefoil Pattern die cut behind the frame, then I mounted them onto a piece of coordinating paper from the Christian Faith collection of ODBD. I die cut the lattice cross and used the two ends to form my corners at the top.  I stamped and die cut my hummer and colored then used Stickles (glitter glue). The words are from Ornate Frame Sentiments and cut out using the Antique Labels and Borders die.  For the bottom I used one of the Beautiful Borders (sort of representing the tops of a fence) and threaded it at the bottom with blue floss then added pearls.  The ribbon runs between the morning glory frame and the Quatrefoil then around the decorative paper. Hummer and sentiment are popped up.  I also used some Liquid Pearls, in various colors, around the frame.
For more inspiration please visit my talented dt sisters:
"Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.  'The Lord is my portion,' says my soul. 'Therefore I hope in Him!'  The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him."  Lam. 3:22-25

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 209-Rain

Well, This sunflower is blooming through the storm as we all should do!! Usually the storms of life, though they feel terrible at the time, they make us stronger.
Today the challenge at Mark's Finest Paper, Speedy Fox & Friends, is to create a "Rain" card.  I don't have any rain images so I used a combination of glue dots sprinkled with clear embossing powder, then heated and Crystal Effects on the cloudy looking sky and on the flower.  I even put some "water" splashes on the sentiment.
Remember there is a prize given out each week so join in the fun.  Submit your entry HERE.
I used Bring on the Sun and Huge Blooms stamp sets today.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tea Party time-for Emily

This card is for Emily, a 6th grader who love Bible drills and colorful fish!  I made this card to help cheer her up as she is going through some difficult health issues! Inside is a Bible verse for her. This was part of the Tea Potters challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  We do cards each week for someone who is suffering from health issues, a death or other loss and needs cheering up.  Come join us Here.
I used watercolor paper to make the background and then stamped on top of it with the water swirls AND the fish.  I also stamped the fish on white card stock and colored with Copic Markers then cut them out and glued them on top of the fish I stamped on the watercolor background.  I stamped them on the watercolor even though I knew I was going to cut them out of the white and glue them on, because they had some parts and bubbles that were too small to cut out.
I glued fiber with long fringes to the bottom to look like seaweed.  Lastly, I added some sparkly sequins.
I hope she likes it!
"Therefore comfort each other and edify one another" 1 Thes. 5:11

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


I am showing a closer up semi side view to show the second layer of flower 
which makes it look a bit more 3-D. 
Below is the sketch, as you can tell, I turned it 90 degrees.  I felt like this better suited the stamp that I had planned to use.  A sketch is just a starting point, you may turn it on it's side, upside down or backward, which ever way suits your need, and think of placement rather than shapes...that top rectangle could be an oval or a heart, you get the picture.
The stamps I used today are: ODBD Lilac and Ornate Frame Sentiments
This card is for the Shining the Light Challenge #199 (The sketch above).
To see all the creations in one place or join in the challenge, click HERE.  You have until April 27th to join us.  For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have Our Daily Bread Design Stamps (ODBD) we would love to see you use them.   If you participate, you have a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).  We would love to see your creations.
Our Daily Bread Designs make some beautiful flower stamps.  Go visit the store to see all they have, click HERE.
For more inspiration please visit my design team sisters:

For Lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.  The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell.  Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away!  Song of Solomon 2:11-13

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #208 Kraft

Stamp set used: Hoppy Easter. Come join us at Speedy Fox & Friends for this week's "Kraft" challenge.  Use Kraft cardstock on your project...that's easy!!  To submit your project in the challenge, click HERE.
Remember, there is a prize given out each week for the lucky winner of the challenge!
I started out with the pink by cutting with a circle die off the edge.  Next I did the kraft by cutting 1 size smaller to form a frame.  I ran these together through with my chicken wire embossing folder.  Next, I cut the chicken wire background and glued it to the back of my circle frame.  I added the grass to the bottom and glued in place. I covered the back with a piece of light green stock.  I cut a 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" square of corrugated kraft then cut it in half to make two corners and glued them down.  I wound yellow/white bakers twine around twice and tied a bow then I glued the layered panel to a kraft folded card.
I stamped both bunnies and the Hoppy Easter on white, colored and cut out the bunnies, circle cut the words.  The big bunny is popped up and the words (after I made a circle frame from kraft) I popped up as well. I used Liquid Pearls-pink around the words. I cut the embellishments from dies and applied Stickles on the rose then glued everything to the card.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Color Challenge Cross

The colors for this challenge at Splitcoaststampers was Very Vanilla, Piroulet Pink and Pistachio Pudding, or whatever you have that's close.  I did something close! Dessert on this challenge, NO STAMPS!
I have some word dies so I chose Love which the cross signifies.
All the dies are from Our Daily Bread Designs (except the word which is from Elizabeth Craft Design).  I used pink pearls and sheer pink ribbon with a button to decorate.  The flowers in the center are from the Ornamental Cross set. The flourish background die (green) and the pink panel also are part of the Vintage Flourish Pattern set.
I used pink Liquid Pearls for the stitch lines.

 The ultimate Love was shown on the cross when Jesus, the perfect man, died for you and I because the penalty for sin is death.  He took our place that day, paid the penalty in full, the perfect lamb of God was the sacrifice.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ODBDSLC198 Pastel Easter Blessings

Today I'm happy to share my pastel Easter card for Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD).   This Sunday is Easter, we will celebrate the risen Christ!!!
Our challenge this week is "He is Risen" with pastels (a project or card displaying a cross, verse, or sentiment about the true meaning of Easter-not bunnies...).
To see all the creation in one place or to join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until April 20th to join us.  For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have any ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have the chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).  We would love to see your creations.
For more inspiration please visit my design team sister:
I cut the larger cross twice, once in blue and once in yellow. I replaced the parts you would normally just throw away from the blue cross with yellow (I kept the yellow cross for another time).  The yellow sort of reminded me of a halo.  The flowers are from the Ornamental crosses set, I cut one from several pastel colors then formed them a little and filled them with yellow Flowersoft.  All the stamps and dies I used are as follows:
Our Daily Bread Designs stamps: Flourish Label Borders, I Am the Way
Our Daily Bread Designs dies: Vintage Flourish Pattern, Ornamental Crosses, Beautiful Borders and Fancy Foliage.
  Jesus our savior!  He died for our sins "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God"  Romans 3:23, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:23, and then He rose again to live in our hearts forever.  He will never leave us nor forsake us once we have accepted Him as Lord and savior of our lives!!! "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" John 10:10
"If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9
If you haven't received Jesus Christ as your savior, why wait, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #207, Letter T

Today's challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends is to make a card using the letter "T".   My card today is T for truck.  I also used a sketch for this card making it very fast and easy to do.
Please join in the fun and remember there is a prize given out each week to a lucky winner.  Join the challenge HERE.
The stamp set I used today is called "Big Boy Toys" by Mark's Finest Paper.
I used some embossing folders and also some screw head brads for embellishing.
I color with Copic Markers.  Other inks are Versafine-red (words), Brilliance-black (on embossing) and Memento-black for stamping image and words.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cards for kids

 Stamps by kraftin Kimmie
 Stamps by Penny Black and Kraftin Kimmie
 Stamps by Kraftin Kimmie
Stamps by Penny Black
Yesterday I made these four cards to send to a young man who wants to give them out to patients at a Children's Hospital where he regularly receives treatment.  This is a Tea Pot challenge over at SplitCoastStampers.  If you are interested in making cards for hospitalized kids, all are welcome.  Go to:
I made all of mine with one sketch but you can do whatever layout you like, just gear it towards a little girl or boy and/or teens.  Something happy and uplifting is great!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Liebster Award

This morning when I opened my private messages at SplitCoastStampers, I found out my blog has been nominated for the Liebster Award by my talented blogging friend Elizabeth Lincoln.  I know Elizabeth as "I Love Rubber" at SCS.   Visit her blog Paper pass times and prepare to be impressed. 

The Liebster Award helps bring awareness to blogs with less than 300 followers. I entered into the world of blogging in May of 2013 and this award would greatly help in sharing my work.  Thanks for the honour and the hand up Elizabeth.

Rules for participating in the Liebster Award nominations:

Thank your Liebster  Blog Award presenter on your blog and answer the 11 questions they presented
- Link back to your presenter's blog
- Copy and Paste the pink Liebster logo to your blog
- Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award, who have less than 300 followers and create a list of 11 new              questions for them, and
- Inform them of their nomination

I hope you'll take time to visit these amazing artists, I know you will be impressed.

Here's my list of questions for my nominees to answer:
1) What or who started you rubber stamping?
2) What do you do when not in your stamping area?
3) Who has influenced your style?
4) Are you a multi-tasker or single-mindedly finish what you start no matter what?
5) What is your favorite coloring method?
6) Why?
7) What is the funniest thing to happen while crafting?
8) If you could go to a crafting weekend or retreat, where would you go?
9) Who would you want to take along for a great time?
10) Do you try to keep your craft room neat/tidy?
11) Do you organize by color, type, manufacturer or what?

These are the questions asked me by Elizabeth:
1. Was there a single event that lead you to crafting? My mother was an artist and so my sisters and I have always been involved with art of one kind or another since my mother did a lot of different crafts.
2. What other art forms to you enjoy? Photography & scrapbooking are the only other crafts I do presently but I HAVE done numerous others in the past such as quilting, sewing, candle making, Tole painting, macrame, cross stitching, oil and watercolor, etc.
3. What other crafts have influenced your style?  Watercolor, Tole painting.
4. When you go shopping in a crafting store what is the one weakness you can't resist? paper, ribbon, etc.?  Dies and/or embossing folders
5. Have you influenced others in your family to also craft? My son and daughter are very good at drawing and that is basically all they do at present.
6. Do you work one creation through to completion or do you multi task with many on the go at one time? Both depending on if I get stuck, I leave it and move on, going back when I get more ideas.
7. What is your favorite coloring medium?  I love my Copics. Why? They blend so well. I love the colors you can achieve.
8. What is the funniest thing that has ever happened while crafting? One night my sister and I were painting on T-shirts, it was very late and she was getting the shirt she had on into paint every time she reach over toward my side of the table, when I noticed I pointed it out to her and we both started laughing so hard my husband came out of our room, where he had been fast asleep, and got on to us which , of course, made us laugh even harder!
9. If you could go on a crafting weekend with 3 other crafters who would they be? Melissa Cash, Ronda Clark and Kim Meeks...they are all very fun girls to craft with.
10. Is your craft room tidy or do you like creative disorder? I like creative disorder which is in order to me.
11. If you could go on a holiday to any art gallery in the world, what would it be?  Italy or France not sure which I would like to see the most or where the most art is.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Today I bring you The Sea, the largest body of water on Earth.  At sunset, if you are traveling along hwy 1 in California, you will see the waves breaking on the shore and you will notice that they reflect the colors of the sunset sky!  It is a beautiful sight to see. My image is die cut in two parts, using an outside cutout die and an inside cut.  The outside cut has the piercing already in the die.  The flourish frame is from the same set and I added a darker color to the embossed stitching around the edges.  I used paper from Blooming Gardens behind the flourish pattern die.  The "sea grass" is just thin cuts of green vellum and curled with my fingernail.  The little "succulents" are a small flower die in the Crosses set.  The smallest cross die is on the sentiment panel (the largest is approximately 3-4").  I used some yellow flower soft in the centers of the flowers after molding them on a soft foam with a large ball stylist.  I also made some "sand" with Dune pigment ink, heavy embossing powder, micro beads, gold mica chips and gold dust.  I happen to have some tiny star fish and shells the I also added to the sand.
My image is colored with Copic Markers and then I added Diamond Dust to the sea spray and waves breaking.   The sentiment was sponged with distress inks.
Stamps:  The Sea, Clean Heart
Dies: Ornamental Crosses, Vintage Flourish Pattern
Paper: Blooming Gardens and misc. aqua and white
This week at Shining the Light challenge (Our Daily Bread Designs-ODBD) is to create a card or project that includes an image with water, uses a technique with water, or is primarily "Aqua" in color.
To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click Here.  You have until April 13th to join us.  For this challenge, you may use any stamps but if you have any ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).  We would love to see your creations.
For more inspiration please visit my talented design team sisters:

I used these dies, part of the new April release.
"The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea." Ps.  93:4
"The sea is His, for He made it; and His hands formed the dry land." Ps. 95: 5
"Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and all its fullness; let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.  Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord." Ps. 96:11-12

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #206 Vellum

Today's challenge is to use vellum in your creation.  I used vellum for my main image.  I embossed with white pigment ink and white powder.  I then colored from behind with Copic Markers.  I cut the image in an oval and sponged yellow distress ink on the edges.
Stamp set used: Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement  by Mark's Finest Paper.
Please visit Mark's Finest Papers for more inspiration and to join in the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Be Strong and Courageous

I did this card today for my friend Kathleen Lammie of SCS. She has a very rare lung disease and needs a transplant NOW!!
I put this card in the Tea Potter challenge (They are all making cards for Kathleen today) and in the color challenge (the colors were Navy, Olive and aqua).
I will be sending this card off tomorrow!!
I used the new release crosses and ornate bg dies from Our Daily Bread Designs, The scripture and cut out is also from ODBD.  Under the ornate bg frame is a stamped and embossed bg in Navy.