Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

             (there's too many fun promos to list them all here)

Here's a card to wish everyone a Happy Easter. I case'd Alene's punch art flower to use as the focal point of my card. She used the Blossom Builder punch and oval punch to create the flower.
CS: Whisper White,, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder
INK: Daffodil Delight, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
SS: Teeny Tiny Wishes, You Are Loved
BIG SHOT:Framed Tulip EB Folder, Ovals framelit, Itty Bitty Banners
PUNCHES: Blossom Builder, Oval

Since it's Easter, I wanted to share this song which expresses what Christ did for us. I hope you all have a very Happy Easter!

Lyrics for Power of the Cross
Oh, to see the dawn
Of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men,
Torn and beaten, then
Nailed to a cross of wood.

This, the pow'r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath-
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain
Written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Ev'ry bitter thought,
Ev'ry evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow. 

Now the daylight flees;
Now the ground beneath
Quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two,
Dead are raised to life;
"Finished!" the vict'ry cry. 

Oh, to see my name
Written in the wounds,
For through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death;
Life is mine to live,
Won through Your selfless love.

This, the pow'r of the cross:
Son of God-slain for us.
What a love! What a cost! 
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mimi!

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I've finally found some time to use some of the fun Sale-A-Bration items I got free. Better late than never, right? Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my youngest granddaughter, who is turning one. I tried to create a card that was pink and soft, but it just didn't fit her personality. The bright colors of the Sycamore Street DSP reflect her busyness and fun, bouncy countenance best.
I used the cute stamp set Bring on the Cake, stamping it in Island Indigo and then used Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfuit and Island Indigo markers to color and decorate the outlined numbers.

I hope that you're having a great day!

CS: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB-2013)
INK: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfuit
SS: Bring on the Cake(121899)
BIG SHOT: Labels Collection Framelit (125598), Stripes folder (123128)
PUNCHES: 7/8" Scallop (129404), Itty Bitty Shapes (118309)
ACCESSORIES: Jewels-Rhinestones (119246), 3/8" ruffled Island Indigo ribbon (122974)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pink Baby Girl

             (there's too many fun promos to list them all here)

Today's share is a simple "new baby" card. I love the Papillon Potpourri stamp set. The coordinating Elegant butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches make it simple to create a quick embellishment for a card or scrapbooking. I did use MDS for the Early Espresso sentiment "it's a girl!", everything else was done the handmade way. (BTW...The price for My Digital Studio has been permanently reduced to $19.95)

Thanks for looking!

CS: Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Subtles Collection DSP (117152)
INK: Early Espresso, Primrose Petals
SS: Papillon Potpourri (123759), MDS Nursery Necessities (it's a girl)
BIG SHOT: Adorning Accents edgelit (125595), Perfect Polka Dots folder (117335)
PUNCHES: Elegant Butterfly (127526), Bitty Butterfly (129406)
ACCESSORIES: Jewels-Rhinestones (119246), 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon (126871)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hybrid Melon Mambo Birthday

(there's too many fun promos to list here)

This birthday card was created using My Digital Studio. I used SAB's digital version of Madison Avenue and Vintage Verses stamp sets on a Melon Mambo digital DSP background and ran that through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder for texture. I punched out Melon Mambo Itty Bitty Shapes and added them to the digital images... and what's a card without a little bit of "bling"?

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Gift of Friendship Online Class

Today I'm excited about being able to post my newest online class tutorial
the Gift of Friendship class. 
My local stamping friends will be creating the Gift of Friendship card, shown above, from this class in a few weeks (March 19 and March 23 to be exact), using the addicting Faux Chalkboard technique. I love this technique, especially when used with the From the Heart stamp set. The two go together perfectly. 

The online class tutorial includes four projects for you to create: A scalloped country basket which holds a set of 3x3 decorative blank cards with envelopes and a sweet scalloped tea bag holder. This matching friendship card completes the set.

If you'd like more information on the online class tutorial, you can Click Here or click on my Tutorials for Sale button on the right of my blog.

If you're local and would like to join in my on-site class, I still have a few spots open for March 19, 7-9 PM and March 23, 2-4 PM classes. Contact me for more information.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Just Tags

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Just a little share today...These little "thank you" tags are for my Stamp Club ladies and were simple and fun to make. I used the Hearts framelits to punch out the hearts, snailed a square of 2012-14 In-Color DSP behind the punched heart and stamped the "thank you" sentiment from Just Believe SS in Early Espresso.

CS: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, 2012-14 In-color DSP (126910)
INK: Early Espresso
SS: Just Believe (120453)
BIG SHOT: Heart framelit (125599)
PUNCHES: Postage Stamp (122344), Small Heart (117193), 1-1/4" Circle (119861)
ACCESSORIES: Rhinestone Jewels (119246), paper-piercing tool and mat (126189/126199)