Saturday, August 18, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #48

Hi again, blogger friends!  Here is my second challenge card of the night.  I made this card for the Freshly Made Sketches #48 challenge.  I'm still working on an order for some sets of note cards and thank you notes that a friend placed for Christmas, and I've done most of the cards with the Summer smooches paper. I didn't think I'd like it when I first saw it, but the more I use it, the more I like it. I love how the stamp set matches, too.  I'm trying to get the order done by next weekend when I will see the person who placed the order.  Lots of work to do in the meantime! (She ordered four sets of 12 cards!)

I have a job interview on Monday at a place I think would be so much fun to work.  Prayers will help!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Monday #28

Good evening, blogger friends!  I've been busy making cards today.  The first one I'm sharing goes with  Monday #28 Sketch.  I used Concord Crush ink on a piece of whisper white cardstock that I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder which I bought earlier this year and haven't been able to figure out a sketch to put it on.  It worked perfectly with this sketch.  It was pretty simple, and I left off the sentiment because I think the image says it all.

 I am excited because I have a job interview on Monday at a place I would love to work.  I won't say where yet, but prayers will help!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Good afternoon, blogger friends!  Today I finished my Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #21 card with a few hours to spare.  I love the inspiration photo and had several ideas, but when I tried to make them, they all seemed to turn up wrong.  I got my sketch inspiration from a past sketch on the cardabilities blog.  I just used both sides of a piece of My Mind's Eye, Blush "Sweet" Bouquet paper.  The only stamping was done with Inspired by Stamping's All year Wishes I.  The lovely ribbon came from a sample from Joanna.  (Thanks!)

Thanks for stopping by!  I love reading your comments.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #40

Good evening, blogger friends!  Before I went to Mississippi, I received an invitation to participate in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.  I never dreamed I would be away so long!  Anyway, here is my card for this week's challenge.  How better to rejoice then to praise the Lord with music?  I think the card would be good for anyone who needs a little encouragement.

The music background stamp is from Penny Black.  The larger flower I got at Michael's and the smaller ones came from the Inspired by Stamping store.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Merry Monday # 27

I'm cutting it to the wire for the Merry Monday #27 Challenge.  So here's my card, with my main color as Poppy Parade.  If you have any questions, just let me know.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #47

Good evening, blogger friends!  I finished this card for Freshly Made Sketches #47 a few days ago but didn't get around to posting it.  I was in the process of making a set of cards for my aunt to give to her step daughter for her birthday and finished them tonight.  I tried to keep a flower theme going on, and this sketch worked perfectly.  I used Daffodil Delight for my card stock base.  I then layered various Summer smooches paper onto whisper white.  My image is from a stamp I got at my local stamping store here in Fort Wayne.  We've had some rain this week, so maybe, just maybe, the flowers will perk up for the remaining days of summer.

Thanks for stopping by!  I enjoy reading your comments. (If you've wondered where I've been, read the previous blog.  It's good to be home!)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

IBSIC #20: I'm back!

Hello, stamper friends!  It's been almost 2 months since I last blogged, and a lot has happened in the meantime, but I'm back again and ready to stamp.  I thought I'd start with the Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #20.  When I saw the sketch, I knew I had to use the Delicate Doilies II stamp set which I won from Joanna last month.  I can't wait to try out all the doilies:  they are so lovely and make the most beautiful images.  My background is cherry cobbler card stock.  On the cherry cobbler, I placed a piece of My Mind's Eye paper, which I sponged around the edges.  On a piece of vanilla card stock, I stamped the two doily images in crumb cake and cherry cobbler.  I embossed the image in the middle and popped it on dimensionals, adding a pearl to the middle.  My sentiment is from Petite Pairs by SU.  My "lace" is on of the images in the Delicate Doily set which I stamped and cut out.  I added mini pearls to both sides and a button with ribbon to the corner.   The doilies remind me of snowflakes here, so that's why I went with Christmas.

Here is a recent picture of my two grandsons, Caleb 2 and Isaac 6 weeks.

I went to Mississippi 10 days before Isaac was born because my daughter was having health issues which the doctors finally attributed to kidney stones.  We thought everything would be okay once Isaac was born on June 20th.  I left July 1st for Indiana.  Upon arrival, my husband and I discovered our home had been without electricity for 5 days due to a bad storm that went through Fort Wayne.  All the food in our refrigerator was spoiled, and the apartment smelled horrible! We cleaned up the food mess in the refrigerator and headed to Michigan to visit my husband's brother and his family, and we also visited Jim's mom who had flown in from Colorado.  We stayed there until Saturday.  On Monday night, I got a phone call that my daughter was in the hospital again: the back pain had returned and this time the diagnosis was gall stones and pancreatiasis.  I packed a bag and headed back to Mississippi the next morning.  My daughter had surgery, I stayed with Caleb, and then stayed until my daughter could carry the baby around again.  During the beginning of the second week, I received a call that my dad was going to have quadruple bypass surgery! I stayed the rest of the week, and then I headed to Illinois to visit Dad.  Dad is home and recovering nicely.

So, that's the story in one paragraph.  Needless to say, I'm so glad to be home, even though that extra time with the grandsons (and their parents) was wonderful.  I'm praying now that everyone will stay healthy for a while!

Thanks for stopping by!  I really did miss the blogging.