Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wishing you sunny days ...

hi there,
Still trying to squeeze in cards that aren't is another one from Heartfelt Creations !
HCPC3319 Simple Filler Stems PreCut Set

HCD704 Perfect Petals Die Cuts
Zip dry glue
Designer Clear Adhesive
Elements 31 Diggings Gold
Cut dark green cs 6.25 x 11 and folded in half for card base
Cut designer paper mat 5.25 x 5.75 – adhered to card
Cut dark green cs 5.25 x 5.25 – adhered to dp mat
Cut mellow moss cs mat 5.15 x 5.15 – adhered to dk green mat
Cut blue dp 5 x 5 – adhered to moss mat

Cut white cs 4.75 x 4.75, sponged Memento Summer sky, Danube Blue and Bamboo Leaves, stamped stems with Memento Bamboo and sentiment with Vivid Black
Stamped stems again onto Mellow Moss cs, lightly colored leaves with Copic YG03, cut out leaves and adhered to stems on card image – applied image to card.

Stamped the 3 flower image three times onto white cs with Vivid Black. Colored flowers with Copics YG03, 63, G000, Y02, 17. Cut out two of the flower sets and one single flower from the third set. Using clear adhesive in centers of flowers, added Elements Gold Diggings. Added flowers to card.

Love that "gold" stuff from Heartfelt that I used in the centers - they are kinda large "little" chunks of gold...very pretty!
have a blessed Lord's day - hope to get around and visit after church today...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ornament card

hi there,
very behind sorry havent posted...swamped at work. I manage office properties right next to the Quantico Marine base and with the sniper shootings at the Marine museum it has been crazy around here. We had a bomb threat that thankfully turned out to be nothing but was sure scary while they were investigating....lost a whole day dealing with that...oh well! stop whining right!

so here is one of my cards from Heartfelt Creations that was on the DT Blog this past Wednesday....

HCPC3336 Ornament Medallion PreCut Set

1298B Christmas Joy

Cut card base using cranberry cs 5.5 x 11 and folded in half.
Cut designer paper 5.25 x 5
Added organdy ribbon to side of dp and adhered dp to card base
Cut cranberry cs 4.25 x 5 for mat.

Cut black cs 4 x 4.75 Using Versamark – randomly stamped all the ornaments in this set onto the card. Using embossing powders white, gold, green and red, brushed them across areas of the card as seen. Blew off excess powder and lightly sprayed with hairspray to set the powder.
Adhered to card.

Stamped sentiment using cranberry dye ink onto white cs. Cut with nestie tag and lightly sponged with same ink while still in the die.

Hard decision where to place the sentiment LOL!

this can be a "little" messy if  you go heavy with the powders, just a touch goes a long way!!

Final embellishment of gold mini pearls.

enjoy the weekend!

also entered in:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

to grandmother's house

Hi there,
You know what?? I have to ask myself - am I a card maker??? or a gigantic color-er-er...LOL

Here is another card using Heartfelt Creations image and sentiment

1283D Christmas Thoughts
1014K To Grandmothers House

Cut dark green cs base 5.50 x 6 and folded in half
Cut designer paper 5.25 x 5.75
Cut dark green cs 5 x 5.50 for image mat and ran through holly embossing folder.
Adhered mat to designer paper and added stash ribbon across the bottom.
Adhered designer paper to card base.

Stamped scene image “To Grandmother’s House” onto white cs using Memento Black.
Colored image with Copics E09, 43, R37, 22, YG67, BG75, BV04, B41, C3
Cut image along outside edges
Embellished with gold and red glitter pen and added glitter to snow areas
Adhered to dark green mat using dimensional dots

Stamped sentiment “Christmas Thoughts” onto white cs using Memento Rhubarb
Cut strip with cutter and adhered to center of ribbon.

I think I'm a that a word?) haahahahahaaa
have a blessed day sister colorer's (-:  aka cardmakers!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Heartfelt Creations - love birds

This is an auto-post since I knew I would be home late from jail Monday night and leave early Tuesday am
crazy work week!
HCPC 3336 Ornament Medallion PreCut Set
HCD 706 Cardinal Family Die Cuts
HCPC 3353 Cardinal Family PreCut Set
HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3308 Agape Love PreCut Set
HCPC 3340 Holly Leaves PreCut Set
Zip Dry Glue

     Stamped Elegant Word background using Memento Black onto white cs cut 4 x 5 and sponged edges with Mellow Moss
     Cut cranberry cs 5.25 x 5.25. Stamped ornament stamp randomly in VersaMark and gold heat embossed. Stamped again using VersaMark and clear heat embossed.
     Stamped Agape Love sentiment using Memento Black onto white cs. Stamped small Holly Leaves in center with Mellow Moss ink and colored with Copic G21, G28. Cut circle sentiment using nestie and matted onto green cs cut with circle scalloped nestie.
     Stamped two small cardinals using Memento Black onto cranberry cs and cut with Cardinal die. Adhered to center of sentiment. Shaded with Copic C2.

Assembled card as shown onto green base cs
Embellished with ribbon, triple flat bow and button from stash.

(Layout is based on Vicki's sketch Challenge #6 over on STV)

hope you like! my old button made me think of Mary Anne LOL - old buttons always do that...guess because of her wonderful, precious button collection...

have a blessed day (-:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Easy card - great for beginner!

hello - well back to work!
today I have an easy card to share using stamps from Heartfelt Creations.
One thing that HFC likes is for the DT to list their HFC products and provide instructions.

this one you can see is straight stamping, embossing and used the die cut for the leaves.
Did this one for those of you new to stamping or for anyone who would like to just stamp and not pull out all the Copics or chalks or watercolors or pencils or...or ...or

you get the idea - an actual STAMPED card  LOL
feels weird for me since I'm truly a coloring addict ...

HCPC 3340 Holly Leaves PreCut Set

HCD705 Holly/Ornament Die Cuts
Zip Dry Glue
Art Glitter – clear adhesive
Gala Glitz – red

Stamped sentiment with Versa Mark, heat embossed with red embossing powder
Cut with nestie Label 15
Stamped leaves onto green cs. Cut with matching Holly diecut
Adhered to image, colored other leaves with Copic C09.
Applied clear adhesive to berries and sprinkled Gala Glitz
Matted onto black cs
Sponged edges with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
Applied 2 x 4 strip designer paper to bottom of card and matted image to top of card
Added ribbon

 yikes, it's after midnight and I need to leave here early - just finished watching the movie "One True Thing" with Meryl Streep and Renee Zellweger - well guess I needed a good cry bec I'm just blubbering - wow - if you havent seen it...only do so if you want to cry (-:
mother is dying, daughter is trying to take care of her and not let the mother know she resents it, daughter learns hard truths about parents relationship, etc etc etc  booooo hooooo hooooo
I didnt even work on cards - I really watched the movie!

so on this pleasant note - have a wonderful day!!! actually, I am very thankful for my daughters, SILs and my husband - very grateful the Lord has blessed me with them - dont deserve them but sure glad to have them!

Jail Bible Study tonight 7pm - appreciate all prayers - tonight we are following up on Luke 16 and at their request studying Rev 20 and the "truths about Hell" - some dont believe a loving God would let anyone be in Hell for an eternity - this should be an eye opener - pray for lost souls and restored relationships with the Lord

Sunday, October 24, 2010

no card today - working on my blog

hi there - didnt post a card because I spent a ton of time adding pages and transfering the info to them. Trying to clean up my blog - feel tooooo cramped...everything just feels "out of my control" - housework, work, craft room (big sigh) thinking getting my blog organized would jump start getting everything else in order (-:  one can only hope!!! LOL

wanted to share a pic of my Grankids from our Fall Festival....we had beautiful weather and a really wonderful day...

Lily - so tickled to be Dorothy!  she loves those red sparkly shoes....gets new ones when she outgrows them

Logan - not crazy about getting his picture taken (-:

and then my camera died - these were taken at my house just before we left to go to the church! wouldnt you just know the batteries would quit ...oh well LOL...glad I have these...
See you tomorrow

have a blessed Lord's day,

Saturday, October 23, 2010

MyGrafico - Emo Amber

hi there,
Received this image from MyGrafico and asked to create a card...also ...
My Grafico is having a HUGE Halloween challenge that has already begun and goes until end of the month  (the info on that is below)

this is a fun time for us crafters - the challenge blogs are really starting to give away the "big" prizes...dont forget the  Phindy's Party (first party challenge prize is $25 gift certificate to Michael's!!)

ooops, sorry My Grafico..back to my card - it's done with their image
Emo Amber in April showers

made the raindrops into snow - although with the weather we're having ...should have kept it rain LOL

if you are interested in participating in My Grafico's first Halloween challenge (the big prize is a Cuttlebug! plus $25 and there is a 2nd and 3rd place winner too!)

have a wonderful weekend,
Getting to spend time with the two youngest Grankids tomorrow - our church is having our Fall Festival tomorrow evening...and of course there is a costume contest! my Lily is going as Dorothy (and she can sing Over the a whisper but she knows it (-: and my Logan is going as Superman - works perfectly since he doesnt like anything on his head! day!

"Children are a treasure from the Lord"...and Grankids are gold :-}

Friday, October 22, 2010


Saturday 10-24  NEWS FLASH UPDATE - This Favorite Color Challenge will be open for two weeks - this way you can combine challenges in the celebration challenges over on PCP!

and YOU are invited to a party - a phery phun phindy party to celebrate
Phindy's Place reaching ....drumroll please!!!  1,000 members over on PCP  woooo hoooo!!!
This is a week long party with daily fun party challenges....
(and the prizes are awesome!!!)

Pop over here to the party and have fun!  Best of luck to everyone!!!

oops and there is still this week's challenge - to use your favorite color...
I love blues, purples and .... usually like them with green (-:

remember, this is for the weekly challenge:
The winner of the Challenge will be chosen by and will receive an $8 Gift Certificate to the Phindy's Place store. The Pick of the Week wins a 20% off voucher for the Phindy's Place store. Don't forget that once a month we will choose an overall winner from the weekly winners and they will be offered a Guest position on the DT - and of course a free image from Phindy's Place to use for that week's challenge!

Hope you  pop over to the Challenge Blog and check out the DT's cards and the PAR-TAY!!!

have a blessed day (-:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Heartfelt Creations - Rustic Autumn Wheel PreCut Set

hi there (-:
love this Heartfelt Creations set for Autumn - have done this card several times but this time did it a little differently - NOT detailed coloring - ALL sponging!!
3327 Rustic Autumn Wheel PreCut Set
First stamped image in light tan onto white cardstock. Sponged areas of color using Memento’s Potter’s Clay and Vivid’s Butterscotch, Vintage Green, Tuscan Tan and Coffee Bean. Sponged these areas very heavily and in a few small areas used colored pencils and pencil blender (which actually ran..but I liked the effect!!)
Then stamped image onto vellum using Black Stazon. Lined up over image that was color sponged and adhered. Using Copics, highlighted grass and wood. Outlined areas with copic pen black.

Stamped sentiment and sponged lightly while still in nestie die. Added leaves punched with MS punch. Matted image onto black cs, using stash designer paper covered the corners, matted onto stash striped designer paper. Base cardstock is brown.

THIS is really neat IRL and took so much less time than detail Copic coloring...

have a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Heartfelt Creations - Christmas Scene

hello - thanks for poppin in...
Today's card uses several stamps from Heartfelt Creations

721G O Little Town?
HCPC 3346 Joyous Noel
HCPC 3340 Holly Leaves
HCD 705 Holly-Ornament Die
Black/Pearl Flower Center

Stamp town image 721G using black ink onto white c.s. Colored with Copics (C3, E11, 13, 21, 33, YG 63, 95, 99). Cut with Spellbinders Label 8. Cut blue c.s. 5.25 x 5.25. Stamped HCPC 3346 Joy to the World using black ink across c.s. Adhered colored image to blue cs. Added light blue ribbon. Stamped Joy to the World sentiment again onto white c.s. with black ink., lightly sponged with gold ink, cut in half and adhered to corners of image. Using black ink, stamped 3 large and 3 small holly leaves from HCPC 3340. Sponged all 6 leaves using dark and light blue ink then cut with matching die HCD 705. Applied clear glitter with glitter pen to holly leaves and attached. Added white pearl center from the Black/Pearl Flower Center collection. Applied assembled card front to designer paper cardstock folded for 5.5 x 5.5 card.

Sooooo NOT ready to think about Christmas...but now's the time to be doing our Christmas cards....which I really love to do once I get started - I definitely!!! have more Christmas stamps (esp snowmen) than any others...except maybe flowers....** I still buy more...ssshhhhhh (-:


Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Good Day!  hopefully (-:
This is for the Stampin Sister's in Christ challenge.
This week their theme is ...Prayer!

One of the most precious gifts we have for those who know Jesus as their Saviour is the ability to have a personal relationship with him...through prayer! No one can take this away from us..we can pray at any time. Most of my prayer life happens.... while driving, shopping. thinking, cleaning, name it - Jesus is there in my thoughts and no one can take that from me! How wonderful it is knowing that regardless of what is going on...Jesus has this all under control and everything is under His plan...awesome...
ok, stepping down from my soap box LOL

This little image from Mo Manning is a fav of mine....loved pulling her out !!also entered in challenge over at Mo's Challenge Blog

colored with Copics E00, 02, 04, 11, 17, B21, 23, 66, RV21, 23, 34 and C2
Stash designer paper matted onto SU's Not Quite Navy. Base cardstock is a really pretty pearly pink! (but I dont know where it came from..sorry)  Sponged background with SU's Not Quite Navy
"Faith" sentiment is from Art Impressions and prayer is computer generated..
She and her little bear are pieced and adhered with dimensional dots.

have a blessed "prayerful" day,
today's thought - thankful we have a God that answers prayer (-:

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Glory to God and Peace on Earth

Welcome Monday (-:
What a wonderful weekend - sure hate that its over...did get to stamp some very late tonight...using 3 Heartfelt Creation sets

HCPC 3341 Church in the Wildwood PreCut Set
HCPC 3346 Joyous Noel PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set

Cut designer paper 5.25 x 5.25, added 3 strips ribbon
Cut base card 5.5 x 5.5 in cranberry cardstock
     Stamped “Peace on Earth” in Memento Rhubarb onto white cs and cut with nestie labels fourteen, matted onto cranberry cs, sponged with Memento Rhubarb while sentiment still in die.
     Stamped “Glory to God” in Memento Black onto white cs, matted onto dark green cs
Adhered both as seen on card
     Stamped Posy flowers in each size several times using Ranger’s Barn Red, Using the “Noel” sentiment, stamped randomly over flowers with Memento Black,
(I don’t have the matching die set HCD 701 for the Posy sets, so hand cut the flowers)
Curled the edges of each petal and layered the flowers as seen.
Assembled card
Embellished with rolled wire, punched leaves and mini gold self adhesive pearls

ok, everyone - have a wonderful day
tonight is the Bible study at the jail - we are going to study Luke 16...appreciate prayers (-:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

love Autumn colors

hey hey!
one thing about the trip to West Va that we enjoyed is the changing colors of the trees in the it!  needed a quick Anniversary card for friend..soooo
grabbed GKD's "A Farm Life" by Theresa Momber - perfect for fall
Copics used - sky is B21 and trees are dotted R22, Y15 and 02, E33, 49, grass is G63, 67. dp is from stash - actually I dont remember whose cardstock it is either !!!
oh well.....I did say this was done QUICK!  LOL
have a beautiful weekend!
btw - Was soooooo glad to hear from two of my dear cyber friends - Randi and Fiona....both of these ladies are walking answers to prayer - they are really having to deal with serious physical problems...continued prayer appreciated for them both (check out their awesome blogs from my sidebar!)
2 Samuel 22:3

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Phridays are Phindys - our Challenge - Fancy Folds!

Hi there....I'm back!
exhausted - but back to work today...busy weekend and much to catch up on (groceries, laundry, a nephew's graduation from ITT and YES, there will be some cardmaking time in there mojo is starvin and I've so missed my cyber friends!)

Over at Phindy's - the challenge this week is "Fancy folds (anything other than a plain card!)"
OK - totally out of my comfort zone and with very limited is my "pull card" instead of a standard folded card

This is the front flat view

this is the view when the little candy cane is pulled out - pops up the image and reveals the sentiment underneath
 you can see how this is assembled from this side view
the candy cane is a brad - thought it was different from using a ribbon...dp is from Cosmo and SU, cardstock is GKD's Rocket Red and SU's Glorious Green. Sentiment is from Penny Black

this adorable image is from Phindy's Christmas Cuties Collection called "Peppermint Perfection" .

The winner of the Challenge will be chosen by and will receive an $8 Gift Certificate to the Phindy's Place store. The Pick of the Week wins a 20% off voucher for the Phindy's Place store. Don't forget that once a month we will choose an overall winner from the weekly winners and they will be offered a Guest position on the DT - and of course a free image from Phindy's Place to use for that week's challenge!

Hope you get a chance to pop over to the Challenge Blog and check out the DT's cards. You will be amazed at the gorgeous and creative folds they used...

thanking the Lord for our safe travels this past week (-:

also entered in these challenges:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Let it Snow from Heartfelt Creations

Well, I posted all my cards that I was going to send to Heartfelt Creations for our Wednesday blog post on my blog the past few days, but do still have this one that will be on the HFC blog.
I am way behind the rest of the DT in creating with HFC products...oh well, once life gets back to "normal"...I'll catch up LOL


HCPC 3341 Church in the Wildwood

HCPC 3343 Let It Snow Flurries

HCD 705 Holly Ornament Die Cut


Chose navy c.s. and snow fall image from HCPC 3343. Stamp image using white pigment ink, heat emboss with glitter embossing powder. Tear a piece of white c.s. and attach to bottom of navy. Mat onto gold c.s. Stamp church image from HCPC 3341 in black ink. Color with Copics (I used B60, 633, 66, G21, Y06, Y11) Cut out church image and adhere using raised dots. Using liquid applique, apply where you want to see snow and heat emboss. Add glitter. Color outside of church with Y11 to show light coming from church. Using smallest ornament from HCD 705 die set, cut white c.s, using glue pad apply glitter. Stamp sentiment from HCPC 3343 and use small circle punch. Use the dries clear glue with the fine metal tip and trace around the outer edge of the circle, apply glitter and adhere to ornament. Add ribbon and bow to background designer paper, gold mini pearls and attach to folded 5.5 square navy c.s, and adhere scene.

this is preposted - so not sure where I am today!! could be driving back home from West Virginia or still there!!!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

distressed foil

hi there,
tried something different....embossed foil and before I removed the cardstock underneath...I colored one half with Copic Black and then using a paper towel dampened with the 0 blender, wiped the foil...IRL it looks pretty good...

Love this sentiment from Heartfelt Creations - this is going to be my card that I will use for my "mass production" cards this year - usually have about 75 that I make for church family, co-workers and friends. Will change out background mat as I get bored cutting the same color and probably different ribbons...and get the idea!

have outlined the sentiment with Copic C1 and lightly touched music with Copic E11.Added clear glitter - this is one of those cards that's so much prettier in your hands...I cant get shiny pics photographed well (-:
Card Ingredients:
HCPC 3341 Church in the Wildwood PreCut Set
Navy and white cs
Copics 100, C1 and E11
Sparkly white stash ribbon
decorative scissors

Think I will try using red and green on the foil and see how that turns out!

This is pre-posted for Tuesday, just in case I am still in West Virginia (no cell service in the mountains!)

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

I believe in you

well, as you read this - DH and I (along with youngest daughter and her family - she has the two youngest Grankids, Lily and Logan) are all in Logan West Virginia. We had to come down to be with my MIL - she is 89. We will be here a few days so have spread some cards for my blog over the next few days...
Was going to send this card over to Heartfelt Creations for their blog post this coming Wednesday, but since this trip came up so unexpectedly - using it for my own blog post....
was thinking of challenge over at Joan's Challenge and forgot to add swirl and striped dp - so punched my flourishes using striped dp and added them last...embossed the bottom of the card and have leaves that are also embossed...used Gala Glitz red and gold for center of flowers, Basis Grey Indian Summer dp, then a combination of pumpkin, orange, brown, yellow c.s.
The stamp sets and die are from Heartfelt Creations
Card ingredients:
HCPC 3304 Posy Patch Swirls PreCut Set (sentiment)
HCPC 3318 Daisy Patch Flowers PreCut Set (used 2 sizes daisies)
HCD703 Daisy Patch die cut
Gala Glitz - red and gold
Ink: Memento Potters Clay
Punches - swirl flourish, scallop circle, circle and there is a strip of see-thru ribbon across card...
OK, back to being with family and helping my MIL
hope you have a wonderful Lord's Day!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Happy Fall

hi there,
Love Fall and the gorgeous colors and the cooler temperatures!
Did this quickly this morning...can't wait to get outside and enjoy this day...
Again, a quick easy are its details:
HCPC 3341 Church in the Wildwood PreCut Set
HCPC 3331 All Seasons Tree PreCut Set
Colored with Copics E07,09,11, Y02, YG06, G21
using a scrap piece of cs - sponged the grass using Memento Bamboo and Potter's clay, then sponged the sky with Memento Potter's Clay, Vivid's Lemon Ice and Butterscotch
matted on to brown cs, matted onto stash orange dp, stamped tree with Vivid's Coffee Bean, adhered pieced colored church, sentiment with Memento Potters Clay, added corner orange ribbon and gold glitter on church star and the gold glitter is dotted heavily all through the tree - doesn't show well in pic , but so pretty IRL.
Enjoy the gorgeous weather!
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Friday, October 8, 2010

Phridays are Phindy's

wooo hoooo!!! its Phri-day!
have been wanting to get my hands on this adorable cutie!
I think most of our DT has used her (-:
and here's my purple and greens together

The challenge at Phindy's Place this week is to use a Phindy image and make"Something Cute" - well, I think Phindy's Christmas Collection cuties are just the cutest ...

Copics E00, 21, RV21, V9, 12, 15, 17 , B01, B000, BG9, 10, 11, 15, 18
Basic Grey Kioshi, cardstock SU's Not Quite Navy, MS punches, glitter pen, liquid applique

isnt she adorable - if you would like this image...she's called Tasty Flakes, Just click here !

The winner of the Challenge will be chosen by and will receive an $8 Gift Certificate to the Phindy's Place store. The Pick of the Week wins a 20% off voucher for the Phindy's Place store. Don't forget that once a month we will choose an overall winner from the weekly winners and they will be offered a Guest position on the DT - and of course a free image from Phindy's Place to use for that week's challenge! Hope you get a chance to pop over to the Challenge Blog and check out the DT's cards.

have a blessed day!
Phil 2:14 (big challenge for me!)

entered in these few challenges:


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