Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The winners of the Blog Candy are:
Jeremy drew the Winner of The Rock Star stamp by Amuse:
That elizabelle stamps is TOO cute!!! I love SU and hero arts stamps. I also love Gina K and Whipper Snapper but don't own any yet. Thanks for sharing blog candy with us! -Samantha
January 26, 2008 7:28 PM
Samuel drew the Winner of A Winter Song stamp by Elzybells:
laurie serino said...
Oh, i'm so glad you told me about this, i've been wanting one of those Elzybells stamps, she's so adorable ! Do you mind if I put you on my blog roll, I have been procrastinating about my blog roll for a LONG time !
January 26, 2008 11:45 AM
CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!! Please e-mail me (MDuffek@msn.com) your addy so I can get your stamps and other small goodies out in the mail by this Saturday.
Many Blessings and I have a few cards to share with you later tonight.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Card Recipe: Stamps: Posies for You Ink: SU! reinkers Paper: Cool Caribbean CS, Black & White CS Accessories: Checkered Ribbon, 2 Circle Punches
This is another card using the Posies for you set. I also used my fav. BG stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms, Lined Paper.
Recipe: Stamps: Posies for you, and Lined Paper, Ink: SU! reinkers, Paper: White CS and Real Red CS.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I was so excited when I read on Anna's (Sassy & Sweet Notes) blog a couple of days ago that she is now designing cling mount rubber stamp sets for Whipper Snapper. (Total Score for us!)
I can not wait until tomorrow night when I can start playing....you have to check out this set, it is darling! I have admired Anna's style of illustrating for the past year (when I discovered her cards, and then blog on SCS). I am soooo excited that she is now illustrating complete sets too. I also received a signed copy....YES, you read correctly.....My stamp set is signed by Anna herself....Another Total SCORE for me!!! *winks*
(I am in now away affiliated with Whipper Snapper or Anna....I only want to share with you my excitement about her new venture....which means awesome stamps for us to use and create!)
***Please stay tuned............tomorrow night I am going to be posting some Blog Blessings for you to win. I am celebrating 1,500 hits on my Blog. Can anyone say A Muse and Elzybells.***
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
This will be a short post:
I had this heart shaped card floating around in my head. If you'd like the template of the heart card, please leave a comment, email me or leave a comment on either my SCS gallery or CHF gallery.
Stamps: Pet-Tootie Sentiments, and Pretty Birds CHF- The Kim Hughes Collection
Paper: SU! Regal Rose, Making Memories - Spiral Journal notebook
Ink: Pallet Hybrid-New Canvas, Tempting Turquoise, and SU! Reinkers
Accessories: Lace trim, pearl stickers, gemstone stickers, Bazzill Collection - Bling Blossoms, Making Memories gem stone brads.
Thanks for stopping by and will post again soon! Many Blessings to you!!!
Monday, January 21, 2008
I have taken a break from making cards for a little over a week. I did this on purpose. I am glad I did. =) I haven't had the desire to make cards and have been filling my time with the boys and the Word.
I had this Birdy Template floating around in my head for a while and had to get it out tonight.
The card will fit in a 4 x 7 envie.
***If there are several people that would like this template please leave me a comment and I will upload it this week on my Blog and on SCS.***
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, SU! Re-inkers, Pallet Hybrid - New Canvas
Accessories: Bling Blossoms by Bazzill Collection, May Arts Sheer Red Robbion
Paper: Tempting Turquoise by SU!
Thank you for stopping by and tomorrow I will have a heart shaped card to share with you!
Many, many Blessings to you.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Happy weekend to everyone! Today it is super duper cold.....it is -28 degrees w/the wind chill.
I doodled a couple of cupcakes last week and took a small break from making cards. I will have some new cards to post soon....and I haven't forgotten about Bella Friday, and need to make up for missing Bella Fridays in January.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The robot above is for Jeremy.
My favorite way to watercolor is using re-inkers. I also us watercolor paints, I prefer tube paints over the cakes...but have both.
Friday, January 11, 2008
I also love all of CHF's background stamps. Lisa Strahl (MonaLisa) has designed many, many beautiful backgrounders, I am using one of my favs in the card, lined paper.
Stamps: Cutie Pet-Tootie, Cutie Pet-Tootie sentiments, and Lined Paper BG
Ink: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Staz-On Jet Black, and various SU! re-inkers.
Accessories: Oval Marvy Punch, and some purple rhinestones.
This is going to be a quick post....I know this is Bella Friday and I will make up for it next week.
I was browsing Taylor VanBruggens Blog, Taylored Expressions. There is a group of her friends that are going to have a Bible Verse Challenge on the 8th of each month. They invited others to participate if they'd like and I am so on board with that. I love the Word of God!
Please make sure to visit the link to Taylored Expressions for the deets. The code they give to uploading on Splitcoaststampers is BVC08.
And on that note I'd like to share a scripture that has blessed me over and over.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 (KJV)
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
My Auntie Kathy or Auntie Kaskfy (Kask-fee) as I call her is beyond talented when it comes to crocheting, knitting, and sewing. She totally makes me sick. (insert *winks* and huge *smiles*) I can sew and love the way it looks when I'm done, but I prefer paper crafting. I think it has to do with instant gratification.....(Um, how about we won't go there, only because sometimes creating a card can take way tooo long and on one or two occations a few days of drawn out card drama.....LOL!)
My Aunt is making these gergous baby dresses and selling them. She does bonnets and botties to go with them. She normally makes these dresses as baby gifts for friends and family. I still tease because I got jipped....I had two beautiful boys, so I didn't get a dress. I keep telling my Auntie that I have doll that would love to wear one of her dresses. She only give me BIG *smiles* as she creates yet another master peice for someone who is having a girl. I wouldn't trade my boys for anything. So I am forever without a hand made dress.
On my Aunties defence I do have to tell you that she has made me a crocheted purse and gloves along with many, many other items. I am only *teaseing* my aunt via-my blog and letting you in on it. (LOL!!)
Please let me know what you think, and I will pass your comments on to her. I have several other pictures of her creations that I might share at a later date.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone is have a wonderful week.
Many Blessing to you!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
My Thoughts for Today:
Today was an odd weather day. We had lots of fog and a thunder storm in winter, which is unusual. It reminds me of how I had been feeling in my walk with God. Let me explain.... (Now don't bug out just yet...)
Have you ever had times or seasons in your life, when you weren't sure which direction to go. You were seeking the face of God daily and yet you couldn't see him before you, behind you, or on either side of you. It's like seeking God through a thick of fog.
Well I am coming out of a "foggy" season like this. I am learning and reminded when I am seeking God's face and can't seem to find him, that all I need to do is look up. God reminded me of this and I started looking up, only looking to him, during this "foggy" season of my life and I am so very thankful! No the fog did not lift right away but I did receive the direction I was seeking and I have a closer relationship with God because of this season, which I think is beautiful. God always goes beyond what we can ask or think. He is ever faithful in the storms of life. A Mighty God!
I pray you have a wonderful week in the Lord.
Now for the Craft stuff:
Stamps: Pretty Birds set by Kim Hughes from Cornish Heritage Farms.
Paper: Noteworthy Collection by Making Memories- I am using the spiral journal note book,
I love Elsie double sided paper for the flowers and the sentiment (I used both sides).
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, SU! re-inkers, Cool Caribbean, Coral and Rangers Lettuce.
Accessories: Making Memories crochet lace- Khaki greenish color.
I know that I have been sharing lots of cards using the Pretty Birds set....I hope you don't get to tired of seeing them.
Friday, January 04, 2008
I used the reverse masking tech and I don't blame you if you are tired of seeing it. (I am tired of this tech....lol!)
Stamps: Fishafella by Stamping Bella, sentiment is from Paper Trey - Borders & Corners Monogram.
Ink: Staz-On Jet Black, and SU! reinkers.
Paper: Fabrino Watercolor paper.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
I did want to wish everyone the Happiest New Year! I can not believe it is 2008. Can you?
I have so much to be thankful! =)
Blessings and I will post again soon.