Sunday, July 31, 2011

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Guest Designer!!

Good morning!! I am excited to tell you I've been  invited to be a guest for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge blog for the next few weeks! Since this is one of my favorite groups I love to visit each Sunday , I am so honored to be stampin' along with this wonderful group of gals!! The other wonderfully talented guest for the next six weeks along with myself is Teresa Kline of Paperie Blooms!
So this week, the scripture and devotional were chosen by my friend, Peggysue.

Psalm 148:7-10
Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds..."
The challenge issued was use any type of creature from tiny (like an ant or bug) to a  very LARGE creature (like a whale or elephant) on your card or project.
The sponsor this week is a gift certificate to Doodle Pantry!!
Peggysue had asked us to share a praise song for this challenge. The song that was going through my head as I created my card was "All Creatures of our God and King" by the David Crowder band. I was able to find an inspirational video with music on Youtube here.
My card was created with this tiny hummingbird in mind...I love watching hummingbirds from our bird feeder up in the mountains!! The last time I was there, I actually spied one of the tiny hummers perched up in a large pine branch! I had never seen them still, and I was surprised at how tiny these are! My stamp is Flourishes "Humming Along" along with SU! designer papers in soft subtles, PTI white, Webster's sparklers, white satin ribbon, white crochet ribbon, and mosaic tiles.
So hope you can visit the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog and play along with this fun challenge. You may just be a winner of a darling Doodle Pantry gift certificate...but you are sure to be uplifted in spirit and may find a new song in your heart!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Keepin' it Simple!

Simple is as simple does...not!! Hi friends! I am back to sharing a few creations in the next couple of days here. Every once in awhile I get tired of my same 'ol style and want to branch out...this time I tried a new card fold featured on the Papertrey Ink blog which worked well to showcase the focal botanical image.  Basically you just cut away the card front approximately an inch and that way you have a narrow flap to add a decorative border or strip. I wanted to try some fresh summer colors, so teamed up PTI's  Hawaiian shores ink with Enchanted Evening added just around the edges. The sentiment from Flourishes "Country Charm Labels" fit this set, so I inked it in the Enchanted Evening ink. As a side note, don't you think it would be fun to come up with all the names of inks? I would love to be on some Hawaiian shores with an enchanted evening, wouldn't you? The inside flap was stamped in a itty bitty flower stamp from the same "Country Charm Labels." The botanical are from Inkadinkado and were given to me by a friend, a "just because" gift, which is the best kind. Thank you, Joanne!! They are beautiful!
Thanks so much for stopping by! We are in a heat wave here in  Colorado...high 90's and I am feelin' it for sure! If my teeth weren't so sensitive to cold, I'd like to be sucking on a Popsicle right now! Maybe I'll just listen for the ice cream truck, instead...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flourishes Farm Fresh Challenge

Today's card is for this month's Flourishes Farm Fresh Challenge! I combined two of the Flourishes sets, the "Seeds of Friendship" with the "Strawberries" for this card. The paper is from SU's designer papers in pure poppy and Papertrey Ink's white, and the pretty ceramic button was purchased awhile ago from an Etsy store online from "Tessa Ann."
I took this photograph outside, and as soon as the camera clicked, a bit of breeze blew my card off the upperstory deck railing into our lilac bushes. It rained last night. I was able to retrieve it with the help of a mop handle and hope it dries. Have you ever had one of those weeks?? I love this card and will be mailing it off soon, anyway!!
Edited: After an hour, the card looks fine, the waterspots have dried flat and you wouldn't even know it had gotten wet! I am relieved!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!!

Happy Independence Day to the U.S.A! This is a simple embedded embossed card my stamp club made...I love the flag (S.U.) embossed in white and then a wash of reinkers over it. It is simple , but I like it!
We went to our first rodeo in years last night...and at the beginning, a beautiful horse galloped around the circle with the rider holding a large was so beautiful. This is the last of my three red white and blue cards...will be back later this week with something pretty, I hope!! Happy Fourth of July, and Canada Day!!