Monday, July 30, 2012

Plain and Simple Card

Masculine Card for the Young Men In Your Life


Stamp Set:  Train Tracks
Cardstock:  Two shades of gray, Argyle Socks Designer Paper and a pop of Autumn Rose
Ink:  Basic Gray
Accessories:  Train Tracks Die, Gray Dew Drops and Dimensionals

Saturday, July 28, 2012

White on White

Stamps: Natural Beauties
Paper: White
Ink: None
Accessories: Big Shot, Big Shot Square Lattice Textured Impression, Winter White Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, White Lace, White Clear Rhinestones, Vintage White Buttons, Dimensionals (thin and thick)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012



Stamp Set:  Daily Design Sentiments
Cardstock:  White and Cool Carribean
Ink:  Black
Accents:  Digital print of butterfly, black rinestone, dimensionals

He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world - I John 4:4

God's peace is not an escape from reality. We are not somehow mentally "removed" from feeling pain or struggling . . . Rather, peace is an undergirding[1] rock-solid foundation so that no matter the tears we cry or the sorrow we feel, deep down inside we know with an abiding[2] assurance[3] that God is with us. God is in control, and the joy of the Lord is going to emerge far greater than any depth of agony we may be experiencing.

[1] Undergirding means – like a bridge has supports to hold it up or like a house has a foundation to hold it up.  It is a strong support and foundation.
[2] Abiding means – never stops, long lasting, unshakable, permanent
[3] Assurance means – promise, pledge, guarantee

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Papertrey Stamp-a-faire

Stamp-a-faire create a card set challenge.  I made this card as a Christmas card.  I didn't notice the wrinkle in the designer paper until I took a Macro photo of the card.

Stamp Set:  Winterberry and the limited edition "a big thank you"
Cardstock:  White and unknown red polka dot designer paper
Ink:  Spring Moss, Black and Red
Accessories:  YG13 Chartruese Copic, R29 Lipstick Red Copic, Winterberry die, Edger#3 die

The original challenge I participated is from Betsy Veldman at

Mini Booklet Challenge

I tried another Papertrey challenge for a mini photo book.  I finished my base; left to complete is the inside pages although you can see a "peek a boo" of the second page.  Thank you for viewing.

Used all Winter Wisteria Pattern Pack prints for the mini book and thought it only appropriate to have the cover using "Shutterbug Special" stamp set.

Again this card is from Papertrey's Stamp A Faire today.  The challenge was "Limited Supply".  However, I did not follow the instructions (until I was finished with this card).  I was only to use specific colors mentioned in the challenge.  The challenge can be viewed at
Thank you for viewing.

Stamp Set:  Natural Beauties and Turning a New Leaf
Ink:  Rose Romance, Ripe Avocado and Black
Cardstock:  Harvest Gold, White and Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise
Accessories:  Turning a New Leaf Dies, Yellow/Orange Buttons, White Twine and Dimensionals

Mini Book Challenge

I only had time to complete two pages for my minibook.  I am going to insert small photographs in the pockets of my grandaughter and make more pages.  You can see the original inspiration at:

This was for the stamp a faire at papertrey today.  It was the ribbon challenge.  Frustrated I could not master the ribbon technique, but did use Ashley Newell's layout.  However, I used a different flower die, colors and designer paper.

Cardstock:  Ivory, Pretty Pastels Designer Paper, Summer Sunrise Pattern Pack
Stamps:  Think Big Favorites #18
Dies:  Beautiful Blooms II Dies and Rosie Posie Dies
Ink:  Raspberry Fizz and Kraft
Accessories:  1" circle punch, spring moss ribbon and dimensionals

PTI Stamp A Faire

This morning is Papertrey's Stamp A Faire all day.  The first make and take was created by Nicole Heady.  My version is the same, except that I added some dimension by popping up an additional flower and leaves on the sentiment strip.  Nicole's can be seen at

My version is below:

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Wedding Card for my niece


Cardstock:     Melon Berry Pattern Pack, White and Kraft (all PTI)
Stamp Set:    Wedding Day (PTI)
Ink:     Black (PTI)
Accessories:     Parisian Lace Doily and Doily Detail Dyes and Sheer Polka Dot White Ribbon from Papertrey Ink, Paper Heart Collection Chipboard flower (Crate Paper)