Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I thought I'd be on the road by now, but as I was packing up a few things to make the trip with, (like copics, you really can't leave home without them...) I decided to make a quick card using today's color challenge on SCS colors: Kraft, Night of Navy, and So Saffron.
For this, I used my Scor Pal for the kraft panel, I outlined the leaves in navy marker, and used the birds and vines embossing folder. I had one single bit of ribbon that sported these nautical colors of navy and yellow!
And there you have my quick card...but I love these colors together.
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments...the post deadline is Sunday at midnight...now that might be midnight California time so you figure out the time zones...anyway you know what I mean!!
Hi, just a quick post from California...and no it's not really sunny, I am in the Northern part and it's kind of cool and a bit of fog but always beautiful!
Today is my husband and my anniversary, and to celebrate, I want to give something away!
So I've done some creative thinking, and decided that I will be giving:
1. 27 feet of a variety of pretty ribbons (Can you guess the length of our marriage?)
2. 27 1/4 sheets of Bella's designer paper (Bella, Bella Bird, etc...)
3. One bottle of my favorite glue. (Because we all need glue to hold our marriage together.)
4. One Tilda stamp (your choice) **only if you love her as much as I do!! (Tilda has no mouth, so she knows when to keep hers shut...wink!!)
To enter, just leave me a comment...in your comment tell me how long you've been married and one small piece of advice for the secret of maintaining a happy marriage. If you're not married, you can still enter, of course...this is just in celebration of marriage.
So here's my small piece of advice,
Marriage goes through stages...if you don't like the one you're in, just wait it out and it will change to a new one!! Now that almost sounds like I'm talking about the weather...But in honesty, I fear too many people give up on their marriage too soon. Women
typically rely on those magical feelings from love songs to validate their relationships...but our feelings do change... just like the weather. And when the storms hit, and they will, where do you go for shelter? I like to think of marriage as a sheltering tree from the storms of life...where you can be safe with each other. That is my goal for my marriage...to make it a shelter from the storms of life.
I am so thankful my marriage has lasted through the years and give God all the glory for that...He is the sustainer of all relationships!! He handpicked my husband just for me, and I am in awe of what a great job He did!! :)
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comments!
I truly hope we can all be encouraged from reading through these~
The winner will be picked and posted early next week after we return from our trip!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Today is the one year anniversary of Cindy (Mothermark's) Teapot Tuesdays! This card was inspired by Cindy's found on her blog here:
My little teapot is shrinky dink plastic...I found these cool markers yesterday that you can use on plastic and colored this little stamped image in and then shrunk it in the oven for 7 minutes to make a teapot charm. I don't think the picture shows the detail, but it has color in real life. This is a 5 x 5 square card with the bottom border trimed about an inch and then scalloped. A strip of this cute designer paper from Cosmo Cricket was added along the inside bottom of the card. The plastic charm was mounted on the curly label punch stamped in kiwi kiss, and the matting is also kiwi kiss.
Congratulations on your one year of teapots Cindy!~ It has been so much fun joining you!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
So that explains my confusing card today! My friend Charlene (Lilluvsstampin on SCS) issued a challenge on the CCEE blog today to make a Tri-Shutter card. Now, I have never made one of these and just the thought of cutting/scoring etc...was enough to slightly overwhelm me so I had to keep the rest just as simple as I could...Enter this adorable little gingerbread cooking set I purchased a couple of years ago...these little gingerbread men, mixing bowl and rolling pin, and cookie cutter pack were some left from cookie packages I made last year. I figured I can use this card to accompany some Christmas goodies, but more importantly, I completed a challenge on the same day!! Whoa, that's an accomplishment right there, plus I am ready for something come Christmas...maybe a cookie baking party. You want to come over??
You can see the CCEE blog here:http://www.cceestampers.blogspot.com/ and view all of the 8 entries for this friendly challenge! There is some truly amazingly talented women and you've got to take a look!!
This was actually pretty easy, but my little card won't fit into an A2 envelope because I really did go outside the box...oh well!
Thanks for stopping by today, and thanks for the challenge, Charlene!!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Today is one of those running around days, and even though I have a couple of unfinished cards on my desk, they will have to wait. But wanted to share this little bit of inspiration with you! Hope your day has a touch of awe somewhere, so many times it is the little things that we just need to pause and notice~the little gifts God provides along the way. Thanks so much for stopping in.