Monday, April 29, 2013

Mother's Day #58

Good Monday Morning.  The sun is shining and it's already 66ยบ which is unseasonably warm.  I am happy.  This is my card for the current Victorine Originals Challenge located on Vicki's Blog  HERE.   I love how it turned out.  The Background is a piece of dp cardstock and I stamped a Victorine Originals rose.  What mom would not love a rose - or a dozen - for Mother's Day.   I colored the rose and added a pearl flourish and a popped up die cut butterfly cut from a paper sample from my neighbor.   Added pearls on the border too.You can also find a SPECIAL on a brand new set of stamps on Vicki's blog.   Check it out. 
 It won't last long.

Monday, April 22, 2013

HSCRC13 #7 Trust Him

Good Morning
This is my card for the latest HSCRC13 Challenge located HERE.  I mean for it to look very bleak as that's usually the point when we are at the bottom and the only way to look is up.  No matter what is going on in your life, God wants us to Trust Him.  Why is it that we seem to always have to get to the point where our hands our tied and there is just nothing left that we can do before we really decide in our heart to trust?
That's the way it was for me recently, and the situation started to affect me physically.  I thought I was trusting from the very beginning and certainly was loudly "preaching" that, but at the same time, I was doing everything I could to make the situation right, and always wondering WHY God was taking so long in answering our prayers.  He is the Great Engineer and lovingly engineers our lives so we can SEE that we need Him - even in the smallest things.  I am SUCH a slow learner.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Featured Stamper 322

I think the fun of making this card was the newspaper.  It's a 1987 newspaper from somewhere in PA and came to me as packing in a box that held a small  Christmas tree from someone's mom.  I save all the really good stuff and this fit in that catagory.  This is for the Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoast located HERE.  I needed a Masculine card or at least practice making them.  Right now they are a challenge so I am practicing.  This one probably has too much "stuff" on it, but here it is anyway. I glued the newspaper onto cardstock, stamped the Unity jeep on cardstock and die cut it with Spellbinders.  Strips of cardstock are scraps (all scraps are good) and the sentiment is Rubbernecker.  Works for me, but then I'm a Girl!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

IC383 Patina

Busy, busy day today, but I finally got to play.  Up early and out to breakfast with Bob.  Then dropped off a portable basketball hoop for a friend and on to the office to make a pick up and to Menards to shop a little and last of all we ran to the meat market to pick up our beef quarter.  Feels good to have the freezer full again.  Came back.  Had lunch and then I baked some cookies and brownies to take to our injured employee tomorrow.

Now I get to play and this is my card for the Inspiration Challenge IC383 on Splitcoast and located HERE.   We were to be inspired by the Patina website.  Not much time left to look around the site, so I grabbed the first sample and this is my card.  Background is Recollections cardstock from Michaels.  I Stamped and embossed in red the Inkadinkado feather and stamped the All Night Media sentiment in black.  I just may try the same design in some other colors.  I like this.

WT421 - Fruit and Veggies

Hello again,
This simple card is for the Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast located here.  Sorry for the bad picture.  It's really a true white.
Strawberries are my fruit for the challenge.  I added piercing in the upper corner and a band of black on the bottom.  I really like it uncolored.

QFTD159 - Heartsong47

Hello and Happy Saturday
I'm trying to play catch up today and am not sure I am making it, but I had this card waiting to be uploaded for more than a day, so here it is.  This card is for the current Queen for the Day on Splitcoast located here.  Jan has a gallery worth looking at, so you might want to check out her lovely cards.
I used K&Co designer paper for my background, stamped the Stampendous flowers in Archival Jet Black and die cut the butterflies with Spellbinders dies - one out of the same designer cardstock and the small one out of white cardstock and then used a brayer to color it.
  I am so happy with it.