Sunday, April 24, 2011
In honor of the spiritual significance of this day, I'd like to share with you a card I cased from several people online. I love this card and the idea of making the cross from the lattice big shot die. I enjoy it when I can use a item for other things than it was maybe intended. The cross is cut from the lattice die and adhered to a piece of Whisper White. Then I sponged several colors all over the background, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard and a little Cherry Cobbler. The colors don't show up very well in the picture. After sponging it I ran the background through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder. I actually used the wrong side of that folder in order to get the little crosses instead of the square lattice. Happy Easter is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I hope you enjoy this card, but I really pray you and your family have a very blessed Easter Celebration today, because as the 1st century Christians said many years ago " He is Risen- He is Risen indeed!" 5 Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. 7 And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.” Matthew 28:5-7
Friday, April 22, 2011
Good Morning Good Friday! I'm on a roll! It's been a busy week, but God is good all the time and all the time God is good. That is a quote from a dear friend Ruth Stauffer, who lost her battle with cancer last yr. but is rejoicing in Heaven with her Risen Savior!
I have an Easter card to share today using the stamp set a Flower for all Seasons. This is a cute little set that is very versatile. The DSP is from the Vintage Springtime collection in the Occasions mini. Just a sweet card, IMHO! Well, that's it for today. Hope you have a really great day. And remember go bless someone else and you will be truly blessed.
The Roman officer and the other soldiers at the crucifixion were terrified by the earthquake and all that had happened. They said, “This man truly was the Son of God!” Matthew 27:54
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Good Morning Stamper Friends. I hope yall are having a great week. As I promised, I have another Easter Candy treat project to share with yall today. This could easily be used for any spring event like Mother's Day, a ladies tea, or as decorations for the end of the year events at school or church. Isn't this cute? The 2 large flowers where cut with the Flower Folds Big Shot die and the smaller one in front is made with the extra large scallop circle punch. I also used that punch with the large circle punch to make the scallop around the center treat cup. I stamped Happy Easter on Whisper White CS, then layered that on Pear Pizazz to resemble a leaf. The little pails came from a discount store, I just stuck in a little Styrofoam and Easter grass (I hate that stuff, gets everywhere) However, makes a really cute table favor or small centerpiece. Hope this is useful for yall. If you have any questions, shoot me a comment and I'll be happy to help. Have a great day. Be a blessing and you will be blessed.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Like Christmas the True meaning gets lost in the bunnies and dyed eggs at times, but it's just a lot of fun. Cadie has been hiding Easter eggs for a good week now. I have a couple of Easter treats to share with you, but you only get one today, so keep coming back so you don't miss the next one. This cute little carrot is so simple! I simply cut the large scalloped circle using the big shot and ran it through the polka dot embossing folder, then rolled it into a cone. Next, I added the three Pear Pizazz "leaves" cut out with the scalloped oval punch. I did dust them with Pear Pizazz ink around the edges to give it some definition. I love the little Reese bunnies I found to go in them. He is just perfect except, like many of us, his hips are a little big. One of my hostess club members suggested we bite off his hips and wrap him back up! Good idea, Maybe not! Won't these be cute in an Easter Basket. I 'll have another one tomorrow so don't miss it. Hope you are having a meaningful Holy week. "God bless you real good"
I used the window word punch and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for the sayings.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
My friend, Beve, is having a birthday Sunday! How cool is it to have your birthday on Easter! In honor of this, her birthday and Easter, I wanted to share something.... Chocolate!! Isn't this the cutest little treat holder? I learned to make this folded cup in Girl scouts a million years ago. Well, maybe only 40 yrs ago, but it was a long time. This one is made out of our Springtime Vintage DSP, which is still available through the end of this month. I love this Eat Chocolate stamp set which is also in the Occasions Mini cattie. This saying says it all! That's my kind of friend.
Monday, April 18, 2011
I'd like to give Meg, one of my newest followers, a big southern Welcome to Stamping in Dixie. Meg visited me last week as part of my friend, Karen's, 2nd blog birthday celebration. She was sending folks all over the country for what else but BLOG CANDY! Meg just happened to win the gift set of note cards that I made for this event. Congratulations and I hope you like(love) them, Meg. The pictures I posted really didn't do them justice. Now for new business. This is a busy week. Thank the Lord, Tombo, finished our taxes at 11:47 last night! Yhew, just under the wire again. Our 29th anniversary is coming up next month and I think, maybe, we have mailed our taxes in before the last day-4 or 5 times. Maybe! We always promise to do better next year. (In his defense, he did do four or five returns before ours.) I have a birthday card to share with yall today. We made this card at my March workshop. A dear friend is having a birthday next weekend, is this your card? Maybe! The stamp set is from the saleabration promotion, which sadly is over and never to be seen again. The stamp set not saleabration! Anyway, I love the colors Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke. Very rich looking. I also used the framed tulip embossing folder(love it), seam binding, and pearl embellishments. The stamping technique is masking. If you'd like to learn how to do this, leave me a comment and I'll give you instructions. It's really not difficult. Gotta run-come back tomorrow- Lots more to share.
Friday, April 15, 2011
I love color! Most people who know me might laugh at this statement since 90% of my clothing is black, which is one of my favorite colors. I love red and blue and purple, I have even learned to love green which is amazing, after a bad childhood experience with a green and gold bedroom, I didn't think I'd ever like the color green. Now, Old Olive is one of my favs and I even painted my living room Olivine!!! All this brings me to one of my favorite things about Stampin' Up! The fact I can purchase ink, paper, markers, crayons, chalks and other embellishments like ribbon and stuff all in the same color and coordinating colors makes designing cards and scrapbook pages a breeze. I also love how companies name colors- we have Real Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie to name a few...One of my favorites lately is Rich Razzleberry. It just makes a great transition from Winter to Spring. The cards I have to show today, I made for a friend of mine Karen. She has a blog My Points in Time. It is really fun to read, she is an budding author and has a different perspective on life in general. She is doing blog candy this week to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of her blog, so hop over there and take a look, leave a comment, sign up to follow her blog or mine or both and get extra entries. The purse is very simple and made out of one piece of cardstock. The cards are similar to a one sheet wonder were I just used pieces of DSP to embellish each card. I think yall will like this set. Have a great weekend and go bless someone today.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Hello Stampers! It is hot here in Dixieland today! I mean HOT already!!!! I'm not ready for summer. Well, what do you think of this card and why did I call this post a Happy card? The base is made from basic black cardstock,the second layer is 4x5.25 DSP from the Newsprint pack(love this paper). I used the bird punch, 1.25 wide black striped grosgrain with a very vanilla brad. I used the modern label punch and window punch for the sentiment. However, the actually stamp is retired. The reason I called this a Happy card is that I made it for my step dad. We call him Happy! He is very involved with the community chorus in our small city and often needs thank you notes for various reasons. This card was perfect for him and one of the reasons I love stamping cards. You have the ability to make them perfect for the giver or the receiver or both! If you would like to learn to make cards for your friends and family shoot me an email and I'll be glad to help you get started. Well, I wish for you a happy day, tell someone you love them, tell someone you care!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
My friend Cindy's little boy turned 1 March 1st. He had a great Dr. Suess birthday party, so I decided to make him a One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish card. I love it!!! It's a tri-fold card that will stand up when opened. Can you guess what punch I used for the fish? If you guessed the ornament punch, you are correct This was a fun card to make. Hope you like this as much as I do. Leave me a comment if you have time.
Thanks for looking. Be blessed and go bless somebody else today.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Hey Yall! How is everybody? I am okay! My friend Beve called this week and said, " Haven't seen your name in the obits, what's up?" another friend called tonight to see if I was still around, so I guess it is safe to say I've been out of the loop lately. Well, here is one of the reasons for the lost of contact with the outside world, I am the proud CeCe (Nana) of a precious little boy. Cooper was born February 11th. He went with his parents, big sister , Great grandmother, Cece and Chief to Orlando last month for several days and then, I started keeping him March 28th when Mommy had to go back to work. In this picture He is giving you his Daddy's Boy look!
I did have a great trip to Orlando. Stampin' Up! hosted an all-day regional seminar for consultants and guest, Saturday, March 26th. It was great. Saw some amazing demonstrations from sister demonstrators, did make and takes, and of course shared swaps!I have a ton of ideas to share with yall, so please come back tomorrow and I'll have some cards and other ideas posted for yall. For now, blessings to all and to all a good night!