Monday, April 28, 2008

Sketch Challenge

Here's my take on last week's Sunday Sketch Challenge over at Heartfelt Greetings.
I really like how it turned out. The paper is Basic Grey's Sugared. The patterns of the paper look sort of old fashioned or peasant girlish. I changed up the basic sketch a little but I think it still has elements of it. I just love the little bird from the Bird's Galore set. Have a great day and keep looking up!
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Sunday, April 27, 2008


Today I was really challenged by the speaker at my church. The man who played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson spoke. His name is Jim Cavesselle (I don't think I spelled that correctly). He was very quiet and unassuming. He spoke on his walk with God and Christ; how he came to do the movie, and living life as a Christ follower in today's environment. He spoke about suffering and embracing our cross as Christ embraced His. He moved me to tears several times in the course of the 45 minutes he spoke. One thing he said really impacted me, "You were not made to blend in with the crowd, You were born to stand out." It has left me to question just exactly what was I born to do and how do I go about doing it? What role does my art play in that?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pretty in Purple

In case you haven't figured it out, purple is my favorite color. This is a little (3" x 3") bit of hanging encouragement I made for a friend. I love the paper (Bohemia) and the embellishments. I just really like the way it turned out.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

I made this card today "just because". It's been a busy weekend and I wasn't sure I'd be able to stamp anything. I spent yesterday baking all day. I baked three dozen brownies to take down to a local homeless ministry. I made homemade frosting to put on them and it is fabulous. My Bible study group is coming over tonight for our last session of Beth Moore's "Stepping Up".
We're having a pitch in, as they say around here. I made a wonderful homemade chocolate cake. I got the recipe off the Heartfelt Greetings blog. I'm also making artichoke dip. The branch stamp and little bird are new from Great Impressions. I stamped the little bird, cut her out, and put her on the branch. This just seems like a happy Spring card doesn't it?
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I'm sending this as a birthday card. It doesn't show, but I stamped the butterfly twice and cut the second one out. I folded the wings up a little to give it some depth.
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This is a card I made for a friend. The sentiment is from WhippersnapperDesigns and the brown bird image is from the Bird's Galore set. I don't know who makes the decorative paper, but I love it.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

This is my secon attempt at this entry. I stamped the Hero Arts stamp three times on different decorative papers and then cut out and layered them. It doesn't show well, but the brads are shiny and glittery!
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Sunday, April 6, 2008

I made this card for a friend.
I'm still learning to get a good picture. The tulips are Northwoods and the sentiment is from an old Stampin' Up set.
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Friday, April 4, 2008

Easter card

This is a card I made for Easter. I believe the image is from Impression Obsession.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Day At The Card Castle

I spent the past week in Atlanta, GA. It was my Spring Break and my husband was working down there. I took that opportunity to visit some stamp stores and visit my friend, Jacki Jones, of The Card Castle. Holly Craft (Todays Creations) also spent the day with us. Jacki was a wonderful hostess! We spent the morning having "Blog 101" which I was sorely in need of! I brought my stamp purchases and we introduced them to ink after lunch. Jacki has a lovely home and I really enjoyed getting to meet her in person. We formed our friendship via Gingerwood and the rest as they say, "is history"! We just instantly seemed to form a connection and I consider her a friend. I loved meeting Holly for the first time! She is very talented and has a great sense of humor (a MUST in my book!) I'll be making cards from the images we stamped and now I'll be able to post them. Thanks, Jacki!

Here's a photo of me with Jacki. I look awful, but isn't Jacki radiant? I had one of me with Holly, but I can't seem to get it loaded. I guess I need another lesson!