Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our Daily Bread designs- Jan 09 release-Lift Up Our Hands- quickie sympathy card for a friend-

Another stamp from the ODBD new release set- the dp is another flair I got from Kelley's store and the butterfly is a MS punch.

Laundry Riley!

When I just want to have fun, I LOVE to make a Riley! I needed a thank-you and this is the new Riley I just bought myself. He is popped up and colored with copics and SU markers. I also sewed a little. Easy and cute! Love em!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

New for Jan 09- Lift Up Our Hands! by Our Daily Bread designs

This is my first card with the newest release from ODBDesigns for Jan 09! I used Flair paper called "Songs of praise" (also avail at ODBD web store) and an Ornare template for the piercing. The Ornare is from ODBD store too. Gosh, maybe I am being a whiner but that piercing sure makes my hand tierd! LOL The end results are gorgeous tho! The stick on gems were from Michaels on a dollar rack along with this cool little gem cross-what a deal! The corner is the cuttlebug die cut. Thanks for looking! Its great to make a card after all the holiday business is almost over. Looking forward to hopefully getting more time to STAMP this new year!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas? by MFT

Love this set by MFT--finally got a minute to make a card with it! The dp is by The Paper Co. and called Christmas Treasures Garland... I cut out the ornaments and popped them up--sewed (famous gold thread) the hangers and the stars trim--popped up the wrapping paper on the floor and painted angel wings shimmerz on the light area. I was a little disapointed that the shimmerz dragged a little red ink in but I guess next time I will know it! tfl! :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

OCC Sketch challenge**Sleepytime Riley!!

Just got 2 new Rileys' and decided to try the OCC Sketch challenge. This paper is old basic grey and the primas were soooo cool! They came with these little ornaments in the can! I sewed just 2 lines with the sparkly thread stars (again ofcourse)-(wonder when I will tire of that...) even tho you cant see them too well. Riley is colored with copics. He is tooooo darn cute! tfl!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Merry Christmas!! yep, I kinda cheated...

Well, this stamp is from the same We Worship set at Our Daily Bread designs. I just felt like doing something a little different! The paper had been given to me long ago and the deer punch is MS. I feel as tho I should keep using that gold thread! :) This card is a LITTLE bright!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

We Worship every Sunday!

Here is yet another card using "We Worship". The dp is called "Glitzmas" and bought at our local craft store- Catans. I really like the big swirls on the greens and thought it would look good snowy...The trees are popped up and I used "stickles" all over the place! :) I bought 4 new stickles bottles and it was a long time since I had used them. They sure have ALOT more colors now!! decisions...decisions.....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

niece Kelly....she is a stamper too!!!!!

daughter Holly--nephew Kenny

Thanksgiving celebration with the cousins!

Speaking of "princesses" --Here are some great ones of my daughters and their cousins on Thanksgiving 008!

My 2 nieces' Annie and Lisa...daughter or "princess" Jami on right.

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;"

Another card from ODBD ofcourse! "I Wait for the Lord" I really have a thing about creating some sun light somewhere in my cards...so this verse is great for that! I have also had this pack of DCWV "Once upon A Time" papers and since my 2 DD are no longer "little princesses"--I wasnt sure what I was gonna do with this paper pack but I absolutely LOVE it! The DP is "Amazing Grace" paper available at ODBD and the corner (cut out) and panel it is on -is from that once upon a time stack. The dove is a MS punch and I sewed a border on with that sweet gold thread!! Oh, and the branches were wiped in versa and emb in gold! :) tfl!

Our Daily Bread designs New Dec release-"Worship the Lord"

Today-I decided to post this GORGEOUS new set from ODBD for December! This set is really a special one for me since my faith is so important in my life. I work at our parish church here in little Hinckley, Ohio and it is so totally rewarding! The little hanging star comes from a package of many purchased at "Catan's" craft store and I just fell in love with them when I saw them and knew I had to do something with them. The paper is SU, and the shiny red paper is from Archivers. I also used wc pencils and SU markers and OFCOURSE the MS punch AGAIN! lolol I can not get away from using that punch! What will I do when it gets warm out??

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I Wait for the Lord..my 2nd card..

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy "start" to our Advent season! Here is my other card from Our Daily Bread designs December release. Purple is the color of Advent and I guess I have to go with it again!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Awards from Shirley at Card Art Etc...

I got this awesome award from Shirley today and couldnt wait to put it up on my blog! This second award was also passed on to me from Shirley!! Both are to be passed on to ten people total! Since I am new to blogging and there are sooooo many cool ones out there, this will be difficult to pick! Please click on the awards to see Shirley's blog! It is so amazing and I know you will enjoy it!! Just checking it out you can tell what a warm person she must be! Thanks again Shirley! You are an inspiration to me and many others! Also, I am to pass on this message: The award originally came from Tasha at Millie's Magical Momentshttp://milliesmagicalmoments.blogspot.com/ and she translated the meaning from Portuguese to English: "This award invests and believes in proximity-(creating friendships)! -meaning that blogging makes us close ! also- These blogs are exceedingly charming. These bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these awards are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Deliver this award to atleast 8 other bloggers and include this written text in the body of the award! :) So...this is my goal...I will start with :

1. Kelley at http://kellrick.typepad.com/my_weblog/
the stamping studio . Her stamp store Our Daily Bread designs has filled a real desire for Christian stamps! Check them both out!
2. Sita at http://kayscreativecorner.blogspot.com/ Sita is a relatively new blogger also--Her work is so elegant and classy! You wont be disapointed!
3. Judy at http://www.jarfullofjoy.blogspot.com/ Judy is such an inspiration to me!
4. Dina at http://mamadinis.blogspot.com/ Dina is a missionary in Indonesia and the Best Watercolor artist I have ever seen!!
5. Erika at http://www.erikadesigns.com/ I stalk her site! :) great cards and GOOD recipes!
6. Jamie at http://westamphappy.blogspot.com/ She probubly already got this award -but she does TOTALLY COOL STUFF!! OMG!! check her out!
7. Sherry http://sherrycheever.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ who doesnt know "bad Sherry"-Rubbernecker stamps are awesome!
8. Stacyhttp://twinshappy.blogspot.com WOW! She is new to Our Daily Bread design team and her stuff blows me away!!
Gees, this sure was a long post! Hope to get some more cards up here soon--when my other jobs slow down!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Being "tagged" by Jami Bova!! or "STAMP HAPPY"

Hey! How funny is this! I just got home this evening from work and was checking out blogs and found that I had been "tagged" by "Sgt. Stamper" AKA "STAMP HAPPY!" OK- this my first time - thanks Jamie! How fun! In my 4th folder, the 4th picture is a shot I took of my youngest son- 18 yrs old- at one of his high school baseball games! He is now in his first year of college! "Jake" thanks Jamie! :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I Wait for the Lord! NEW from Our Daily Bread designs

I just got 2 new sets from Kelley at ODBD and couldnt wait to work with this one! It is just perfect for Advent season! The sewing took forever, but I am getting better at it!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Vintage Scrapbook!

Well, I am working on a scrapbook for my niece's 40th birthday. She wanted some pictures of her grandparents when they were young and I had a ton of them! So I started the book with them and I am working my way thru her parents marriage (my broth in law) then onward to her birth and so on! I absolutely LOVE vintage so this is really fun for me!

Our Daily Bread Designs--Joy to the World!

Hi! This card was made for Beate's challenge WSC66 using one of the new sets for November from Our Daily Bread designs! When I first saw this sketch I knew exactly which stamp I would use! Christmas is coming fast and today the temp was 29 degrees!! Brrrr....

Late Halloween!

I know Halloween has past..but I just had to show you one of my daughters dressed up at work as a banana!! Her boyfriend is the BIG wrestler!! She doesnt know I am posting this...oh well... The two of them met at work, a cleveland magazine and design company. She loves her job and I think they all have alot of fun working there!

I am behind you 100 % :)

I love this image from Rubbernecker stamps! I made this card a while ago but had to post it here cuz it cracks me up!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Here is a card I made for the Hannah stamps challenge: HSC43 I couldnt resist using this set of Little Dogs--I had bought both sets of little and big dogs a long time ago and decided to use this pug in honor of my little baby pug at home! "Patty" :) All I could think of is this is how she feels when I am not at home to play with her!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Appletini! by MFT SCS FS93

Here is the card I have chosen in the SCS challenge to case Kendra! I couldnt wait to find time to do this! I changed the papers-bought at Archivers-sorry no name- and used the new set from MFT Merry Christmas! The middle border is punched with yet another Martha border punch and their is much glitter however it isnt showing up to well in my photo! :( Just had to do a Christmas paper card because it is snowing here today Big white flakes!! Kendra's card is called Pretty Little Christmas Papers!! Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Old Man Fall ! compliments of Rubbernecker!

Howdy! I love this old man! I bought him quite a while ago at a stamp show here in Akron OH. I have almost forgot about him till yesterday! I made this card for my sister who lives in New Mexico. She has just moved there from Seattle WA and she is a little down trying to adjust. Thought this might make her laugh. We are hoping we can get her home here for a visit near Christmas. As I said, the old man is from Rubbernecker stamps which I always find funny characters from! The paper is Reminisce- Golden Leaves. Gees, what will I do when fall is over....:) thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thankful for you..

This is one of my Thanks cards for the holiday and for some of the girls I work with at church. We can never say thanks too many times when we think of the people that make our jobs easier! I am always in awe of the gorgeous Falls scenes I live in. Did I mention I LOVE the Fall?? tee hee.....Also, I sure do find these Martha leaf punches awesome!

Our Daily Bread- Psalm 23 again....

Love this Psalm once again. I am still in the Fall swing and felt like sewing a bit....

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Baby card

Here is a card I made for my nephew Johnny and his wife Jen who just had their first baby girl!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Another card with ODBD new Nov stamp set: The Lord is my Shepherd

I just love this set and thought the sheep needed to be in the leaves! Did I mention that I LOVE the Fall season?

Fall kids!! New Nov sets for ODBD!

Here is one of my takes on Fall!! It just happens to be my favorite time of year! The papers are Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey. The stamp set is "The Lord is my Shepherd"!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


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