Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I was just out Internet surfacing and ran across this new blog and a really cool contest. Here is the information. There’s a new challenge blog in town with articles, swaps, interviews, videos, challenges, great prizes and MORE! Check out Lily Pad Cards! [Link:

This was just a fast post cause I am headed back over there to check it out further and complete the entering of the blog candy.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Playing with a Challenge

I decided to play in a Challenge over on the Unity Stamp Company Challenge blog here: This is the first card challenge I have done in many years and for some reason when I saw the challenge I just had to do it so I gave in …he …he…he…we stampers all know how that happens. I will probably make another one, it came together pretty fast once I got the sentiment worked out on the computer, printed it out, and used a Spellbinders Nestabilities die on it. When I saw the challenge and remembered I had this shoe stamp from Unity the sentiment just appeared in my head and main reason why I had to do this card. I next stamped the shoes across the top and put glossy accents (crystal effects) over the shoes to give them some high fashion shine. Image: Unity Stamp Company

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Signal That Winter's End is Near

The Canadian Geese are on their way north again which signals for me the nearing end of long winters here in north Idaho. Each spring and each fall they stop to enjoy the mowed hey in our field and the neighbors. This picture was taken a few weeks ago on one very cold bitter day in the teens with about six inches of new snow on top of a few older inches of snow. They were happily eating and enjoying the warmer water of the flowing creek here in our field. I took the photo from a distance from our house on the hill with a 10x optical zoom. I guess it didn't turn out too badly from as far away as I was taking the picture. The snow is now all gone but for a few piles where the snow blower or our shovels made it deeper and in some area where the sun does not yet reach around the trees. I long for the brightness an warmth of the sun and look eagerly for the warmer summer months, which are always too short here in the north.

The card below was stamped with white ink and than colored with color pencils. The paper is a dark blue star paper, which has a soft glitter like sheen to it. I do not recall the name of this technique but it was fun to do and very easy. Daisy image is by Stampin' Up!

The next two cards are the same but for the color of the paper. Both were embossed in a Tim Holtz embossing folder after applying ink to the folder itself in order to get the dark and light impressions. The birdhouse is stamped and cut out, applied with dimensional glue dots. Image of birdhouse is by Unity Stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look. Enjoy the coming weekend and blessing to you and your loved ones.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Will Time Ever Allow

There was once a time when I took pride in being this woman who could multi-task and finish all the projects, plus having everything neat, tidy and organized within the sphere I lived in. I don't know where that girl went because these days I am anything but neat, tidy and organized as you can see the disorganization of my studio in my long ago last post. And frankly I want that girl back!

I think I have added to many things to that "to do list" and there are not enough hours in the day, let alone the energy to do it all and get it finished. With the internet it has brought me a multitude of things I want to read about. Google Earth has me traveling the globe looking at earth features I would not have seen otherwise. The other day I took a trip, by internet of course, to the possible place where Moses led the Israelites across the Sea and then on to the mountain where God YHVH gave us his laws for worshiping Him and living with our fellow man/woman. The terrain is so barren and rugged, there is no way anything could have survived for very long out there without the provisions that God YHVH provided.

In my art, stamping world I have some cards for sale at a little shop in Ponderay, Idaho called Earth Rhythms. It is a little store where one can buy needed items as well as yummy takeout food. They also have in house seating where you can crab a quick bite to eat. I don’t have eight cards there at a time and go in about once a week and either add to them or change them out with something different. If I display any more than eight at a time some cards would be hidden behind others, however I will probably do that in the future.

Below are some recent projects: Enjoy and have a day filled with blessings and love.

Images by Stampin' UP! This is the first note pad holder I've made. The clasp is cut using Tim Holtz grunge paper and then inked. The grunge paper won't tear or fall apart with multiple openings and closing.

The image of the butterfly is embedded in embossing powder while still molden hot.

Images by Stampin' Up! and Inkadinkadoo.