Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Color Throwdown 4

Hi all! I like this one but probably only because I started over "several" times. I'm happy with the outcome. Here's what I learned. 1. Coloring over basic black can cause smearing. 2. Starting over can sometimes lead to a whole new easier layout. 3. Again, every thing is better with diamond dust. :) Update: This Gerber daisy is truly fab! I simply colored the flowers, all shading is part of the stamp.
~ Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mojo Monday 48 ~

OK, here it is. I really like this sketch. I was trying to follow it as is. Maybe if I hadn't missed placed the Cuttle Bug strip of Real Red OR maybe if I'd cut the Old Olive scalloped paper straighter. . . Oh well, it was fun! All:SU

Saturday, July 26, 2008

WilloDean and her unknown wittiness.

If you've followed this blog for awhile, you've seen me mention my aging friend WilloDean Campbell. She is in all honesty my friend's mom. She is 83 and probably in full swing stages of Alzheimer's. I love WDC, and started sometime last year to serve her lunch on the weekends, mainly to give my friend Brenda a break. Brenda has 5 sibs but they all live out of town and she checks on her mom everyday. In addition to being the primary caregiver, her elderly in laws (both 80 and somewhat declining in health) live with she and her husband Tom. I digress. We often sing and pray with WDC. Sometimes we do this for her amusement and sometimes to check how closely she's "tracking" with us. Like any ailment, she has good days and bad days. Today was a good day. Sometimes she doesn't respond to your questions or conversation, sometimes she does. . . .

Again, today was a good day.
I said, "I love you WilloDean."
She said, "When, right now?"
Right now and always WDC, right now and always.
By the way, the bib is more helpful for those of us serving then it is for WDC, she's much "neater" than we are.

Our Creative Corner 6 ~ challenge 7

Christmas in July. Thanks ladies for making me think about this now. I'm ashamed to say, last year, I kept putting it off and it didn't mail cards ~ at all. Yowsa! I was unhappy with myself to say the least, especially when all the beautiful cards, family letters started rolling in. I'm happy with this so I'll probably mass produce for family and friends.
All:SU except sheer Hunter ribbon from Michael's. You can't see it well in the picture but there's a little diamond dust on the star.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Color Throw Down! ~3

This was fun. I can always use another thank you note. Don't know how I got the smudge on the left, but I'm comfortable with it. Hope you've had a good evening. Do you like with or without the glitter? (Maybe I added a little too much. ... )Thanks for stopping by!

K Werner Color Challenge 17

Does anyone else think it's comical that K's color challenge is basically the same colors used in Color Throw Down week 1? I'll still post a new card but I thought it was funny how this card would work as well? Small world!

Monday, July 21, 2008

I can tie a bow. . . . . .

Hey regular readers.

Remember the other day, I couldn't tie a bow.
Well I needed a birthday card so I tried again.
Hip hip hooray, I think I can tie!
Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Our Creative Corner 6 - Challenge 6 "Dry Embossing"

Hi peeps, hope you all have had a great weekend. OK, dry embossing, humm, I've never tried it but I'll give it ago. No tools yet but the challenge girls said we could fake it, I think. Isn't that what this means? Faux Embossing I tried out my new Martha Stewart punch. Like the punch, light weight, easy to use. Not 100% sold on the card, even though I will be sending it to one of my beloved graduating seniors. So, SU papers. MS punch and a fabulous VERVE sentiment. That's about a wrap. Thanks for visiting.
Update: Layout cased from Dawn Easton (her card better than mine) and posted in the OCC 6 button and brad contest. Sorry I forgot to add that earlier ~ Oh the details, I'll try to improve!

There is no God like JEHOVAH by Judy Jacobs /covered by Twila Paris

This morning I was listening to the radio and this great song came on. The Holy Spirit quicken to my soul just HOW TRUE these words are. Sometimes my job, my friends and family, commitments, this blog, take such a front seat in my life it seems transparent that the time it would take to sit still and allow HIM to completely reign in me has been pushed aside. And then like the whoosh of the wind, HE makes it REAL again. No one but HIM, knows my thoughts, counts the hair on my head, loves me completely and unconditionally.
I"ll praise HIS NAME forever!

These are the days of Elijah,
Declaring the word of the Lord.
And these are the days of Your servant Moses,
Righteousness being restored.
And though these are days of great trial,
of famine and darkness and sword,
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying 'Prepare ye the way of the Lord!'
Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes.

These are the days of Ezekiel,
the dry bones becoming as flesh.
And these are the days of Your servant David,
Rebuilding a temple of praise.
These are the days of great harvest,
The fields are as white in Your world,
And we are the labourers in Your vineyard,
Declaring the word of the Lord!
There's no God like Jehovah.
There's no God like Jehovah!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Sometimes I think I've flipped my lid. This is my "take" on Taylor's sketch. I meant to make this like the sketch, honest I did. But somehow when I got to the table it flipped in my head the other direction. Well, at least it's not FAR FAR and AWAY from her sketch. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Saturday. It's 6:30 in the morning, I should be cleaning but I have a hankering for banana bread. Think I'll head over to Starbucks, their table's probably clean! :) Update: Now that i see this posted, it would have been better with Brillant Blue card stock layered behind the dp. All:SU

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

K Werner ~ Color Challenge 16

Pastels are not strong shades for me but I thought I'd give it a try. I'm looking forward to seeing other entries. Have a good day.

1 card, 1 ribbon,1 punch & lots of color

This card is what Julee would call "easy peasy" ~ I think it would make a great card for beginners or young stampers. As simple as it is, I really like the way it turned out. I tried to "bow" the ribbon but I couldn't quite remember the direction left on the K Werner video. So it became a routine knot because that's how I twist. :D Thanks for stopping by.
PS ~ I tried to participate in the Color Throwdown but didn't have the right colors. I'll try again later.

Monday, July 14, 2008

I received the best RAK of all!

Please look what I got in the mail from my friend Micaela. Her mom is my SU upline but Micaela and I are pals. (She also has a special fondness for my chihuahua ~ FE FE.) Look how cute she is! The little picture came in the great card and the duck photo is from her mom's blog.
Isn't she darling?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I don't know why. . . .

I don't know why I posted this crooked card? Guess to remind myself I tried. I don't know why but I can't follow directions but thankfully for all of you I'm done for the day! How did I flip this in my mind when I made the card? Is it because I'm left handed? Maybe because I have no attn to detail? Everything SU except the rhinestones. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Life is a Highway

Everytime I hear this song, it rings truer and truer! Here's a nice Texas sky.

Our Creative Corner 6 ~ challenge 5

I like this picture, so fresh, so bright! I saw sunshine so I thought a card conveying "cheer up" would be appropriate. Made it once with out the background stamp, thought it needed something. Once again, the dots made the difference!

Sentiment:STAMPABILITIES, all other:SU

Thursday, July 10, 2008

K Werner Color Challenge 15

I'm convinced ~ I appreciate these color challenges. This one gave me just the incentive to make a masculine card. I'll keep it for "just the right birthday" ~ unless you think the C Chip satin ribbon is too girlie. I just love it! As you can tell by how often I incorporate it into my cards. Thanks for checking out my effort.
SU: Lovely as a Tree set

Doubly Good by Amy Grant

Good morning all! This post is for Sharon, an avid reader but rare poster to my blog. When I thought of how to celebrate her birthday today (7-10) ~ I was reminded in my spirit of how Sharon is a "double" blessing to me. She is my cousin and she is my friend. I knew that I knew that I knew, God laid this song in my heart to remind me of all that HE'S given me through Sharon. See, through Christ we're sisters, through our dad's we're cousins, through a lifetime of sharing memories, laughs, and tears, we're friends. Happy Birthday Sharon! I wish you a day and a year full of HIS indescribable joy.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Color Throwdown! ~ one

I think I'm going to like the color challenges. It stretches me from my "norm" colors or seasonal choices. I don't think I've ever used Sage Shadow before. I wanted to make the blossoms seem like they were cascading down the side of the card. Have a great day! SU:all
UPDATED ~The sentiment was crooked and I thought it needed a little bling so i smeared a little diamond dust on the flowers. I like it better / do you?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Mojo Monday 45 and ~ I'm back to Red!

This is my attempt at Jullee's Mojo Monday 45. I guess I don't take directions too well, ha!

Rubber Romance stamp had to be cut down to fit the card. The SU chocolate chip is too wide but I love it. And i think everything's better with glitter! Thanks for stopping by.

Tag ~ I'm it.

My good blogger friend Jen at tagged me yesterday. I love Jen's work, her blog is one of the first I remember seeing and it remains one of my all time favorites today! :) You may have seen a few of these before but they're sort of unusual and I like people to know I'm open for questions if it can help them in any way.

1. I am a breast cancer survivor. It was never life threatening, it was bilateral and has now been almost 5 years ago, praise God.

2. In recent years, I have learned more about patience and contentment from a friend who says very few things that make sense and never remembers my name. My friend WilloDean Campbell has Alzheimer's. She is my friend's mom, and lives in an assisted center near by. I help her with meals on the weekends and though it would seem I'm there to benefit her, she brings joy and contentment with each and every visit.

3. I have a slight case of cerebral palsy on my right side. I was born with it and while it may slow me down, it certainly doesn't stop me from much. My parent's main streamed me and I think it helped tremendously. I grew up with cousins and friends riding bikes, swimming, and chores just like every one else.

4. I am not a perfectionist. I realize from all your beautiful works (((and i do mean beautiful))) most stampers are. I'm just happy to play in the game. If it's crooked or cut wrong, oh well ~ I more than likely still had fun making it.

5. I love the ocean, there is nothing more descriptive to me of God's awesomeness. The vastness of it all overwhelms me. I gladly welcome the salty breeze of the ocean even during and maybe especially on the hottest days of summer.

6. Some of my dearests friends are gals I grew up with and have known all of my life. I find it comforting to "know and be known."

7. I have a "thing" about big purses and reading glasses. I like to have big tote purses whether they're popular or not. I also like to have lots of different reading or sunglasses tucked inside.

If I must tag others, I'll choose some of my local peeps.




Their posts are fabulous and I just know ((tho I don't know them)) they're fascinating.

Monday, July 7, 2008

From birthday card to thank you

Just trying to get away from my favorite red, needed a birthday card and yet this is what it turned out to be. SU:all

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Something else in mind. . . . .

Good morning. I had something else in mind but made this instead. What's up with that? Left sentiment off so it could be used for anything later. . . . . .Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Hi all! Having a good weekend? I squared this card up from the sketch but then, I'm a bit square myself so I guess it's ok. :) SU: River Rock, Basic Black, and Real Red. The quote is from E Roosevelt and it's a Stampabilities stamp ~ True Friends.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

KWerner Color Challenge 14

This was difficult for me. These are not colors I'm naturally drawn to and still yet, I'm comfortable with the outcome. All SU

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Thanks to the Brave!

It seems we only have a few more days for patriotic cards. I ordered this stamp from the AddictedtoStamps website. I used the sketch from combined with~

SU: In the Stars stamps.Colors:Whisper White, Brill ant Blue and Real Red.

Happy 4th of July!

Heard and Believed

On Sunday mornings when I attend my ladies class, it seems God shines a specific pearl of wisdom that stays with me. Usually spoken by my close friend and mentor, Connie Parker. This week it is, "God does not speak to be heard but to be obeyed." Ah, there it is, shining light on the rays of sin and unbelief in my life just like the beacon of hope it is!