Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dasher/Merry Christmas

I am really excited with the turn out of this card.  It was inspired by the color challenge and the sketch challenge at Christian Paper Crafts.  Please stop by, they have some great challenges.

The color challenge was to use blues, browns and either white or cream.  So I used Marina Mist, Soft Suede, and very vanilla.  The Designer Paper is from the Christmas Cheer simply scrappin pack.

Of course you can see that I used the stamp "Dasher" which I loved last year and continue to love this year.  Before stamping Dasher, I sponged the very vanilla card stock with marina mist classic ink and then stamped Dasher in the soft suede classic ink over the sponging. For the sentiment I used the "Four the Holidays" stamp set.  I actually used iridescent ice over the image to give it a little bit of sparkle and embossed it.  Then, as always, I spritzed the whole card with the vanilla shimmer spritz.

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Greeting Card Kids Christmas/Crimped Diamond

I am really happy with the way this turned out.  It is called the crimped diamond technique and it was a lot of fun to do.  I had seen a few cards using this technique and thought, I must try that.  Here is a link to the tutorial!  It is the first one I saw and fell in love with it.  Here is another one, done by the same person for splitcoast stampers and it has a tutorial and video with it.

For my card, I used riding hood red and whisper white card stock. I stamped the image using black stazon.  I used markers to color the image in.  Markers used were riding hood red, garden green and basic gray. For all the trim around the coat and hat and for the scarf, I used my versamark pen and then using iridescent ice embossing powder, embossed to give the shimmer effect.  After everything was adhered together, I then spritzed it with the vanilla shimmer smooch spritz.  Loving that stuff!!!!!  Below is an even closer view of the card.  Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fun At Grammy's Layout

Good Tuesday morning all!  Hope you are all starting your day refreshed.  These layouts were inspired by two scrapbook challenges over at Christian Paper Crafts.  If you have not checked it out yet, you should.  They have quite a few challenges now devoted to scrapbooking and what a great job they are doing.

The two challenges that inspired me was the sketch challenge (Simple Blueprints), and Designing with Words Challenge which was to write or journal on your pictures.  I used the My Digital Studio to Journal on the pictures and then printed them out and applied them to the page. 

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Content/Scripture Challenge Word #20

Wow, my second post for today!  I have a lot I would like to post and hopefully will get them posted at some point this week.  But when I saw the word for Patter's Scripture challenge #2, Word 20, I wanted to get it done.  I am still trying to catch up and have some words I still have not finished.  You will have to check out Patter's post for Content.  She has a wonderful message with hers.

As I was looking at the verses for content, I first of all knew that I would be using a picture of my grandson because he is always so content.  But, when I found the verses that I used on this page, I knew then that I was going to use this picture of my Mom with Nathan.  They both seemed so content in this photo and this verse just kind of says it.  When we have Jesus as our Savior what else do we need.  He supplies all our needs.  We can be content in Him!  

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio was used for this page.  Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful evening!

Sweet Snowglobe

Good Sunday Afternoon!  Boy has it ever been a busy week.  I feel like I have been going from sun-up to sun-down.  I also developed this ugly cold on Friday and it is about to kick my but.  Oh well, we have to keep stamping don't we? 

This card was inspired by the stamping 411 sketch this week.  It is the first time I have used this designer paper and I was uncertain of how it was going to look, but with this stamp, Sweet Snowglobe, it actually turned out pretty cute.  After I finished the card, I realized that I had pulled the ribbon up on the wrong size of the stamped image per the sketch.  But, it still worked within the perimeters I am sure!

1. I cut a piece of very vanilla card stock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 and folded to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2. 
2. I then cut a piece of blushing bride card stock 4 X 5 1/4.  Using the petals a plenty embossing folder, I embossed half of the blushing bride piece of card stock. 
3. I then cut a piece of the Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Specialty paper at 1 1/2 X 5 1/4.  Cut a 1 X 5 1/4 piece of real red card stock and using the scallop trim border punch, punched one side of it and then attached to the Designer paper as you see on the card. 
4. I attached this to the Blushing bride piece of card stock below the embossing. 
5. I then took the Polka  dot grosgrain ribbon (retired) and cut a piece big enough to go across and adhere to the back of the blushing bride piece. 
6. Then I took the whisper white card stock and stamped the image onto it. Using my markers, real red, soft suede and garden green, I colored in the images on the stamp and then stamped it on the whisper white.  Using a versamark pen, I then touched the circles and versamarked the area under the house and trees.  Using the Iridescent Ice emboss powder, I poured it over the stamped image, shook the image off and then heated it using the heat gun. 
7. Adhered this piece to real red card stock and using stampin dimensionals adhered to the card. 
8. Using the stamp "merry" from the tiny tags stamp set and using real red classic ink I stamped the image and punched it out using the Jewelry tag medium punch. Punched a small hole in the top of the tag and ran the linen thread through and tied around the ribbon on the card. 
9. I then sprayed the whole card with the vanilla shimmer smooch spritz.  (can't live without it)

Thanks for looking and hope your day is filled with joy! 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A flower for all Seasons

Good Saturday Morning everyone!  Hope you had a great week and you are now enjoying the weekend.  This card was inspired by two challenges at Christian Paper Crafts, Color Monday and Sketch Tuesday.  I love the outcome of it and also since the colors were a fall theme, I used it for this weeks challenge at late night stampers.  I love to be able to use one card in three challenges.

I used two stamp sets for this card, Grateful Greetings and A Flower for all Seasons.  I rounded the corners on the card base and the layers to give it a more "rounded" look.  Colors used are Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, and Whisper White.  Once the card was complete, I then spritzed it with the Log Cabin smooch spritz.  Can't get enough of that smooch  Use it on almost all my cards now.

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful Saturday.  Off to get ready to go to my Granddaughter's soccer game.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Studio Sketches/Thanks

Good Morning and hope your Friday is going well!  This is a card that was inspired by the clean and simple sketch challenge on Sept. 16th.  A little late in posting it, but I finally got it done.  If you would like to see some clean and simple sketches please see their sketch challenge here each week!  Also I used this for this weeks challenge over at Late Night Stampers where we were to use a fall theme.

This card as you can see was pretty simple.  I just used the square lattice embossing folder for the background of the card.  Then I stamped a image on whisper white card stock from the stamp set Studio Sketches.  Love that set.  Colored it in using markers and attached to pear pizazz card stock.  I then used Cajun craze card stock and using the scallop trim border punch made a border.  Attached all of this to the main card and then worked on the sentiment which was very easy.  I used the stamp set perfect punches and colored this stamp with a marker, stamped the image on whisper white and punched it out using the oval scallop punch.  Adhered that with stampin' dimensionals and it is done.  That is the kind of card I love making.

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dasher in the Forest

Good Wednesday evening to all of you!  It has been one week for me, but I am still here and still blessed. 

Todays sample was inspired by the Fun On Friday challenge at Christian Paper Crafts where you were to reuse something or recycle.  So I decided to do the dryer sheet technique and actually this is the first time I have ever did it and I think it turned out wonderful.  You can use a spray adhesive, SU anywhere glue stick or a xyron machine.  See this tutorial for instructions.

For this card I created a forest scene by sponging on the background and then using the Plant Hope stamp set, I stamped the trees.  But first I stamped Dasher and then put the trees around him.

Thanks so much for looking!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bells & Boughs

Wow, my second post today!  I made this card last night and it was so easy.  My inspiration came from the Stamping 411 Sketch challenge.  Also the bow I made was inspired by Stamping 411.  See how I did it by going to this post on Stamping 411.  How easy is that!

With this card, I used a piece of very vanilla cardstock cut at 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and then folded in half.  I then used a piece of 4 X 5 1/4 piece of Designer Series paper from the Deck the Halls collection.  to that I adhered a piece of soft suede cut at 2 1/2 X 4 and embossed by using the perfect polka dots folder.  I adhere on top of that piece a piece of 1 X 4 Crumb Cake card stock which I sponged with the cherry cobbler classic ink and also stamped the sentiment in.  Then attached the ribbon, cherry cobbler 1/2" seam binding, around the Designer Series Paper, the soft suede, and to the top portion of the crumb cake and adhered all of this to the card base very vanilla.  Following the direction above I made the bow and attached to the left side of the card.  Using the extra large 2 3/8 round scallop I punched out a piece of cherry cobbler card stock.  Then using the circle scissor, I cut out a circle 2 1/4" in very vanilla.  I stamped the image onto the very vanilla using soft suede classic ink; and using markers- almost artichoke, cherry cobbler, crumb cake, -and colored it in.  Attached it to the cherry cobbler scallop round and adhered to the card by using stampin' up! dimensionals.  I then spritzed the whole card with the vanilla shimmer smooch spritz.

Wow was that a lot of wording!  Hope you understand because there are times I don't know what I am saying, lol. 

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful rest of the day!

Forest Friends/Fall

I can not believe I have not posted since Wednesday.  It has been a busy week and every time I would try to make a post something else came up.  But, good Monday morning to all of you!  Today's challenge for late night stampers is to make a fall card or project and I decided to use a scene as my fall card.  Since I have found out how easy it is, I make them quite often as you can see by my previous post.  This time, I used the Forest Friends stamp set and by using my markers I was able to color the leavines to make them mor fall colors.  How great is that.  I also colored some of the leaves and then stamped at the bottom to show the leaves that had already fallen. 

The scene is done through the sponging technique.  I know there are probably tutorials out there, but I am uncertain as to where.  But for the sky, you take a punched out round scallop and sponge around the top of it and keep dropping it and moving it side to side until you reach the point where you would like the mountains, ground or grass to start.  For the mountains, you tear a piece of paper and place at the sky level and sponge beneath that until you have the effect you want.  Then on and on until you are complete.  Maybe I will do a tutorial one day.

The greeting came from the stamp set called Grateful Greetings.  Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Masculine/ One layer

Good Wednesday Morning all!  This was such a fun card and was inspired by quite a few challenges.

First of all, the challenge this week for Late Night Stampers is to do a one layer card.  So here is the one layer card.

Also, the featured stamper on stampin connection this week is Kathy Baffone and this is somewhat like hers, but with my slant.  But she definitely inspired me to go beyond.

The third challenge was for Fun on Friday at Christian Paper Crafts and we were to use sand on our card.  So I used Sahara sand ink to sponge the bottom of the card and then actually added real sand on the bottom by using glue.  How great is that?

And, 4th, yesterday was my husbands birthday and I had to get this done before his birthday, but could not post until after he opened it. 

The techniques used here is sponging.  Thanks so much for looking!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One Layer Card/Merry Christmas

Tuesday Morning and I hope all is well!  So far so good for me.  This week over at Late Night Stampers our challenge is one layer cards.  That can definitely be a challenge, but today, I would like to share with you this sparkly card.  It is so simple and so easy to do.

I used the Petals A Plenty embossing folder from Stampin' Up!  But instead of filling the whole front part of the card with the petals, I used a thin wood oval frame (from the craft wood section) I purchased from AC Moore to run through on top to keep the design from running through in the center, if that make sense.  Here is a post that Patti Bennett did using the wood folder like I used.  I then stamped the image of the new single stamp, Sweet Snowglobe in the center.  I used markers on the stamp for the image of the snowglobe since I was using different colors (real red - chocolate chip - old olive - crumb cake).  I then took my Stampin' Up! two way glue pen and went around the dots, the house top, the trees, etc. within the snowglobe and then sprinkled on top the Dazzling Diamonds glitter to give it the snowy effect.  I also did the same thing to the petals to glitter them, but I did it in sections so the glue would not dry. 

Hope this helps you to make a single layer card this week!  I will be sharing another single layer card tomorrow!  Thanks for looking and please leave me a comment on what you think.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Halloween/ Greeting Card Kids

Happy Monday everyone!  Here we are starting a brand new week.  Already almost mid September!  Where does the time go?

This card was inspired by the stamping 411 sketch this week.  I just love this stamp set, Greeting Card Kids and this is one of 4 choices with this little girl.  This is the first time I have used this paticular one and I love the way it turned out.  The little girl is just too cute.  The designer paper I used was from the catalog last year, so it is retired, but it just seemed to call my name when I started thinking about using this stamp.  I did use one of my new punches which is called Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border and I really do like how it turned out.  Hope you have a wonderful day and go and check out the stamping 411 sketch for this week.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Punched Snowmen

Welcome to Stampin for Me on this rainy Sunday Morning!  We really need the rain, so I am not complaining.  I will thank God for every bit we get.

This is a card I made on Friday Night while my husband was out doing his football stuff!  Gives me time to stamp and think of new things to do, so I am not complaining there either.  For this card I used the Crumb Cake card stock and the Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Seems as though I am stuck on the cherry cobbler lately, but I am loving it.  I used the Northern Flurry embossing folder on the cherry cobbler and then using the shimmer white paint (mixed in a spray bottle with 60% alcohol) I spritzed it and then let it dry while I punched the pieces out for the snowman.  Here are the punches I used for the snowman:

Body: 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle Punches
Hat: square scallop punch (used the corner of the punch)
scarf: modern label punch (folded it down to make scarf)
arms: extra large bird punch
eyes: black brads
nose: Heart to Heart extra large (used the smallest heart and cut in half)
mouth: just cut it out
1/4" punch for the two circles on the belly area

For the scarf and the 1/4" circles I used the Jolly Holiday Designer Paper.

For this Santa, I used all the same punches except for the eyes I decided to use the smallest punch on the crop-a-dile to make the eyes and I think I like them better.  I also did not add a mouth.  For the paper on top, I used whisper white, but, I brayered the inside of the embossing folder with cherry cobbler ink and then ran it through the big shot.  I then sprayed again my mixed shimmer paint and sprayed it to give it the shimmer.  I also sponged the Frost White Shimmer paint onto each circle prior to putting together and sponged the edges with crumb cake ink.  To even add more shimmer to the snow flakes, using a sponge dauber I added more of the frost white shimmer paint to those.  For my first try with this, I think they turned out well.  It was a great Friday Night of just playing around.  Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.  Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hello Baby, Baby/Twins

Saturday Morning and hope you are doing well!  We are taking a trip today for my husband's mother's birthday.  She will be 80 on Monday, but another good thing about this trip, we were suppose to meet our nieces twins.  They are 3 months old, but 1 was still in the hospital and the other had been home a month.  Well last night they had to put Luke back into the hospital!  It is up the road from where we will be going, so it looks like it may be the next trip before we get to meet Luke and Seth!

But anyway, this is the card I had made to give to Kristy along with some things for the babies.  Isn't it just too cute.  I got the idea from another card I had seen that had two giraffes on it.  I used crayons to color the bears and then smoothed it out by using the blender pen.  Then cut the bears out.  How cute is that.  Well got to hit the road.  Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!

Colors used were Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie

Friday, September 10, 2010

Vintage Vogue/Marina Mist

Good Friday to you!  Today I am sharing with you a card that was inspired by another demonstrator who is the featured stamper this week at stampin' connection.

This card was so easy to make.  It is a standard card size and I made it using Marina Mist card stock and ink and Crumb Cake card stock.  The stamp set was the vintage vogue.  I just stamped the images you see onto the crumb cake and once I stamped them on the bottom piece of the crumb cake, I then sponged some soft suede ink onto the edges and then randomly over the images and paper.  Once I adhered everything together but the final bow, I spritzed it with the Log Cabin smooch spritz to give it a little more vintage feel to it.  So as you can see a very simple card, but the sponging and the smooch spritz adds a little bit of vintage to it.  Thanks so much for looking and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thinking of You Butterflies

Good Wednesday Morning to everyone!  Hope you have a wonderful day today!  This is a card I made for a dear friend of mine who just had surgery.  During the last year she has been battling hard with the pain and I have sent her cards and she loves them.  When you know someone appreciates the cards you make, you don't mind making a special one for them.  So I hope she loves it as much as I loved making it for her!

The inspiration for this card came from Christian Paper Crafts Monday's Color challenge and Tuesday's sketch challenge.  As you can see the colors to use were pink, gray and white.  So I used Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray and Whisper White.  The sketch was a square, so I made mine 4 1/4" X 4 1/4".  I will try to remember the exact cuts for the card stock.

Card Base: 4-1/4" X 8-1/2" folded in half
Layer 1: 4-1/8 X 4-1/8
Layer 2: 2-1/4" X 4
Layer 3: 1-1/2 X 3-1/2
Layer 4: 2-1/4 X 2-1/4
Layer 5:  2 X 2

Hopefully that will help if you would like to use the same size card.  Other items used in making this card are:
Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon (retired)
Beautiful Wings Embosslit folder
SU Rhinestones
Stamp set: Silhouette Sentiments (hostess stamp set)
Silver Foil Smooch Spritz
Elegant Lines Embossing Folder

Other views of the card:
Thanks for looking and please leave a comment.  I would love to know what you think.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Quiet, Scripture Word Challenge

I am trying to catch up on  my Scripture Challenge #2 Words.  I have completed words past this Challenge Word #9, which is Quiet and trying to stay current with words coming out bi-weekly.  You receive a word every two weeks and right now they are on Challenge Word # 18.  I have that one complete.  Just feeling in the spaces.  Since I am doing mostly digital, hopefully it will not take too much longer to catch up.  But I do enjoy doing this and it will give me the scriptures to share with my children and grandchildren.  You can find all the Words here and the links to Patters post on each word.

Quiet!  When I think of quiet, I think of my quiet time with the Lord which is every morning through the week days at 5:30 and weekends a little later in the morning.  I  chose two verses for this challenge and one was Mark 1:35, "Now in the morning, having risen a long time before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed."  Even though that scripture does not have quiet in it, I chose it because that is what Jesus did.  He rose early in the morning to go to a solitary place and spend time with His Father.  Since He is our example, it is a reminder to me that we need to spend time with our Lord in a place that we can be alone with Him.  A place where we can be quiet before the Lord and talk with him and commune with Him.

The next verse I chose does have the word quiet in it and it is 1 Peter 3:4, "Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."  I believe that explains a person who has had their time with the Lord daily.  A person who has a relationship with the Father and not just a passing affair.  When we spend time with God, we become more like Jesus, and in doing so our spirit becomes that which is great worth to our Father.  I just love that, we are of "great worth in God's sight."  I am so blessed to be able to call him my "Abba" Father!  What about you, can you call Him Father?  He is waiting to hear from you!

Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio was used to make this page.  Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful Tuesday evening!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thinking of you! Tag Punch

Happy Labor Day to all!  Have been busy today so I am posting kind of late, but it was a great day!  Had family and friends over and what a great time we had.  Now I am trying to catch up on all my posting and then off to bed and then work tomorrow.  I still say work gets in the way of my fun time!lol  What do you think? 

This card was inspired by 3 different challenges.  Two of them was from Christian Paper Crafts, Wednesday Case Artist and Bible Verse Thursday!  Natalie was the artist that I cased and she had a wonderful card that inspired me.  You can see her card here.  You will see the inside of my card at the end of the post which shows the Bible verse I used.

This was also used as one of my samples for the challenge this week over at Late Night Stampers where the challenge this week is to use punches.  I actually posted the last three cards that I have posted here on my blog as all contain some punch.  Wonderful challenge!  I love using punches.

Stamp Set Used: Silhouette Sentiments (hostess)
Card stock: Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Designer paper:  Sunny Garden
Punches: Scallop Trim Border, large tag, extra large tag, 1" circle
Paper Daisies
1/4" grosgrain whisper white ribbon
vanilla shimmer smooch spritz

Thanks for looking and enjoy your week!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bird Punch Wreath

This weekend I just seemed to be caught up in making wreaths for my card (see previous post).  So I thought what would the bird look like in the middle of a wreath.  So using the bird punch, I punched out quite a few of the leaves and then punched out the bird and the wing.  I also was hooked on cherry cobbler card stock and is what I used for the bird and the wing and the circles.  Once the punching was finished, using a sponge dauber, I sponged all the leaves and the wing with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and then I sponged the bird with the Frost White Shimmer Mist.  It really added some sparkle to it.

My sketch inspiration came from Create with Connie and Mary.  Such a wonderful sketch and after doing the wreath yesterday, I wanted to used the bird and it all seemed to pop into place.

The card stock I used was cherry cobbler, early espresso, always artichoke, and the designer paper is deck the halls.  After I adhered the early espresso and the always artichoke together, I then used the textured impressions embossing folder Northern Flurry.  And, the ribbon is the 1/8" taffeta very vanilla.

Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Merry Christmas Wreath

Good Saturday Morning everyone!  I get a 3 day weekend and I am planning on enjoying it as much as possible.  I am going out of town today to go to my Uncle's funeral and visit with my Mom some.  A sad occasion, but a joyous occasion know that he is in a much better place.

The card today was inspired by two challenges at Christian Paper Crafts.  Their sketch challenge and their fun on Friday challenge.  Fun on Friday was to used numbers on your creation.  So I did the wreath and stamped the numbers in the middle. 

The wreath is made by using very vanilla card stock and using the circle scissor, cutting a 2" circle.  Punch a one inch circle and with very little adhesive stick to the middle of the circle.  I used one of the stamps out of the Tiny Tags stamp set and around the circle I stamped 5 using the cherry cobbler and then five using the always artichoke classic ink.  I then very lightly sponged a little of both inks around the inside of the image and then around the outside.  I then removed the 1" circle.  Using one of my retired numbers set, I stamped the 25 on very vanilla card stock and then punched it out with the one inch circle punch, sponged the edge and then adhered to the center of the circle.  I adhered all of that to the 2 3/8" scallop punch.  That is a great size punch.

For the card base, I cut out a piece of 6 1/2" X 6 1/2" very vanilla card stock.  I folded in half to make a 3 1/4" X 6 1/2 " card.  This fits nicely into the small open end envelope that stampin' up! carries, item # 107286.  I then cut the Deck the Halls Designer paper 3 X 6 1/4 and adhered to the very vanilla.  Cut a piece of cherry cobbler card stock 6 X 2 1/4" and another piece of Designer paper to 5 3/4 X 2 and adhere those two together.  I stamped the Merry Christmas, from the stamp set Four the Season, by using markers and stamping Merry and then Christmas up under it.  I attached a piece of crochet trim Chantilly lace ribbon to the bottom of this piece and then adhered to the card base.  You can then add the bow and the wreath.  How great is that.  You are done.

Thanks for looking today and please leave me a comment.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this card.  Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thinking of You

Wow, I love to put three challenges together.  This weeks challenge at Latenight stampers is to use the big shot.  So I used the top-note bigz die, the beautiful wings embosslit die, the perfect polka dots embossing folder and the square lattice embossing folder.

Then for the sketch, I used Mary Jo's sketch at Techno Stamper.  She has a sketch every week called the Monday Lunchtime sketch challenge.  You will have to check her out.  Wonderful sketches!

For the colors, I used the color challenge on our demonstrator web site, stampin' connection.  The colors were to use Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, and Certainly Celery.  So those are the colors I used on this card.

Yes and I did spritz it with vanilla shimmer smooch spritz.    The stamp set I used was Just Believe and for the sentiment I used Silhouette Sentiments.  I did not use a punch, I cut out the stamped image from Just Believe.  Topped it off with a ribbon and button and voila, it is done!  Thanks so much for looking and hope your Friday is wonderful!

A Sweet Summer

Hello everyone!  This is a page I actually did in June for a workshop.  You can see the original post here!  But this week I actually added the pictures and the journaling to my page.  I always have a theme in mind when I do a scrap book page and as you can see the theme of this was ICE CREAM!  This set is no longer available, but I wanted to use it for the challenge this week at Late Night Stampers just to show how I used the scallop oval bigz die as the background for the pictures on this page.  Such a quick and easy page to do.  For everything that was used, please go to the first post.  Hope you have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Scripture Challenge Word # 18

Hello everyone!  This is for Scripture Challenge #2, Challenge Word # 18, Compassion.  When I put the word compassion into Bible Gateway to search the scriptures almost all the scriptures talked about the compassion of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  He had so much compassion for the sick, for the hungry, for the burdened and I was thinking, just as Patter said in her post, we are to follow the example of Jesus and therefore we are to have compassion.  And then when I saw the verse in 1 Peter 3:8, I knew that was the verse to use.  "Finally all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers be tenderhearted, be courteous.  It tells us exactly the way we should be to be the example that exemplifies our Lord.  And I want to be that example having compassion for all.  After all my Savior had compassion on me and instead of giving me what I deserved, He showed me grace.  Hallelujah!!!

So this is the page I did for challenge word 18, compassion.  Please see Patter's post on compassion with a wonderful devotion, and she also has a link to all of the word challenges for the year.

My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up! was used to create this page.

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!