Monday, August 29, 2016

So excited! I'm about to wet my pants!!!!

Hey Y'all. September 1st is almost here just 3 more sleeps! What happens September first you dare ask? The new 2016 Holiday Catalog goes live!!!!!I am beyond excited with this catalog. There are so many, 16 to be exact, awesome bundles. And the Designer Series Paper! Oh my!!!! The Candy Cane paper is just to die for!But you'll have to wait til Thursday for that preview. Today I'm showing off a card I designed for my clubs using the Emboss Resist technique and the new Cookie Cutter Halloween set and coordinating punch. (just wait til you see all the stamps that go with this punch!) Isn't this the cutest little scarecrow?
I'm loving all the ideas I'm thinking of for these little guys. I'm listing ways to use these that are NOT Halloween!
  • Like: mummy for someone recovering from surgery or an accident 
  • a get well for someone with a broken bone  
  • maybe you know an x-ray tech- great birthday card for them. 
  • I'm even thinking of the little Dracula for my lab tech friends,  
  •  treats for our church blood drive! 
This set becomes much more valuable to me if I can use it for something other than just Halloween! The inside shows off another great tag stamp for Halloween. Well, that's it for today. If you need a Holiday mini just let me  know! I'll be happy to send you one in the post or deliver if you live close!  Hope each of you have a great and blessed day and that you have the chance to bless someone else-for then you will feel truly blessed! Love ya!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

My HOPE is built on nothing less...

Good morning stampers and crafters! It's another Stampin Friends Blog Hop!
I am so excited to again be hopping with these very creative ladies! I promise I feel out of my league. If you came from Caorlina Evans' awesome blog thanks for continuing on the hop.You can go back to her site with the PREVIOUS link You can also use the NEXT link to go on to Lynn Streifert blog This months guest hoppers joining us are the very talented:
Angela Lorenz
Kim Lamos

So, my title my have given you a clue as to this month's theme HOPE! Whenever I hear that word my mind immediately begins to hum the old hymn,"MY hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteous." What an anchor to hold on too! I am thankful for the Christian heritage generations before ihave passed on to me. Another thought that "Hope" evokes is tied to my friend Maria and a group of ladies called Women of Hope. Maria founded this organization 10 years ago after fighting her own battle with Breast cancer. Their mission  is to educate, promote awareness and provide hope and encouragement  for individuals and their families coping with breast cancer. It's amazing what they have accomplished in our community. I wanted to use this opportunity to do something for them. These projects will be donated to WOH to use in the gift baskets they pass out to those  newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

Here's a group picture. I loved this Paper Pumpkin kit and thought it would be fun to do banners with hope on them. The banner hanging in the picture is the one off one of the cards on the left. It was made using the directions in the Paper Pumpkin kit. The other card I kind of did my own thing. It has one pennant with a heart from Sunshine Wishes thinlets and the word hope, I also stamped the always from the Time of Year hostess set.

I love my 3-d project. Ir's great when you have friends with addictions different than your own!
I can't throw away Crystal Light containers. I have boxes! I love peach tea! My friend Sharon loves Altoids! She gave me a big bag full of empty tins! This one is covered in a piece of the 2016-2018 DSP in Flirty Flamingo  on top and bottom. Then I added washi type around the edges top and bottom and the middle is a piece of Ruched Flirty Flamingo ribbon. I stamped hope is black from Watercolor Wishes and added a Bitty Butterfly in a piece of black DSP.

Because this is for the Women of Hope baskets, I added Peppermint Patties and peppermint hard candies. These are both helpful with upset tummy's!                     Here's the inside.
The says on the inside is from the stamp set Here for You( 142164 Clear).  It's one of the best stamp sets we've ever had for sayings for those going through difficult times.
And finally, don't forget We have awesome Blog Candy. So comment on each blog with the #SFAugHop to earn chances for the prizes. The winner will receive a gift from each Blog!

 I HOPE you have an awesome day. Be blessed and be a blessing to those around you. God Bless.

Blog List
Elizabeth Jeanne
Kim Lamos
Kathie Rotti
Angela Lorenz
Christine Pennington
Barbara Welch
Steph Jandrow
Melissa Thom
Carolina Evans --
Cindy Waldroff -Me! Your here!!
Lynn Streifert
Siara Acdal
Andrea Tracy-Tucker
Maureen Rauchfuss

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Help! I need inspiration!

There is a verse in the Bible that says there is nothing new in the whole world. I believe that is true. So, while I like to think some of my designs are original they really aren't. I find inspiration in all sorts of places.
What has happened before will happen again. What has been done before will be done again. There is nothing new in the whole world.
Ecclesiastes 1:9Good News Translation (GNT)
Oh course, the usual places like Pinterest, You Tube and the blogs of those more talented that "Moi" are usually my first "run to for help" places. Tombo often catches me in our favorite  department store with my cell phone taking pictures of whatever-dishes, sheets, baby clothes. All these objects have beautiful designs or color combos that give me that "Ah Ha" moment. I recently deleted a picture off my cell phone of one of my friends shirts! It was red and white striped with a spray of blue flowers down one side. I immediately thought of a card design when I saw the shirt. 
This weeks card was inspired by this beach towel Tombo brought home on one of his famous hunting(shopping) trips for bargains. 4 really nice beach towels for less than the price of 2!
I immediately thought, "That would be a great card using black embossing powder and emboss resist technique" Well, I don't have black embossing powder, so I stamped by fish from Seaside Shore in Versamark then in Black Memento ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I choose 5 colors Sweet Sugarplum,Flirty Flamingo,Crushed Curry,Wild Wasabi and Emerald Envy. I sponged a strip of each color vertically on the 4 x 5.25 layer of Whisper White. This piece was attached to a Basic Black card base. Ta DA!
My youngest daughter lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, the only one to leave our community, so the miss you means this cards for her, because Momma misses her little girl! I don't card how old she is! Hope you like the card and thanks for stopping by. Be Blessed!