Monday, July 28, 2008

Beautiful Pond Lilies

I took my youngest daughter for a walk today around this really beautiful pond. It is just loaded with pond lilies. They are just so beautiful, I wanted to share a picture or 2.

Well, I'm off to do some more baby scrapbooking because I need to finish it by Wednesday!

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Hello and Happy Friday

Well, yesterday was such a wasted day for me. I woke up with a headache and ended up going back to bed and getting up close to one o'clock in the afternoon! But then guess who could not sleep last night.
So I sat at my craft table. And here is what I did:

This first card is a set of 4 that I put together. I used SU's whisper white cs and the nestabilities to emboss the frame. The image is from one of Flourishes new sets called Thank You and is stamped using certainly celery and orchid opulence.

The next card was done the same way except I used the oval nestability and I also cut out an oval from the dp called Diamond Treasure by Unique Boutique, Dream Street Papers. For the tag, I stamped the flower image first using certainly celery and vintage violet, then masked it and stamped the words, and then sponged it with close to cocoa.

And lastly, I made a couple more tags to use in the future:

Isn't that giraffe cute? He is from a sheet of stickers I picked up at Michael's. They are the cutest things...puffy stickers by Sandylions.

Well, I am off to meet a friend for breakfast.
Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I have been busy crafting lately, but not with paper. I have been sewing some baby items for a couple of showers that I have to go to. I do not have any pictures to share yet as I just threw the items in the wash, but I will try to post them in the next couple of days. I am also working on 2 more faithbooks for the showers!
Here are a few cards that I have done recently:
I paper pieced the teddy bear and the heart with matching paper from K&Co. The image is from Stampin Up.

more paper piecing, but I am sorry, I cannot remember the manufacturer of the stamp.

And this one is done using a die from sizzix. I just cut it out twice using the different paper to give it a contrasting top and bow.

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to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Titus 2:4-6

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

In the Good Old Summertime!

Just wanted to share a picture of my son jumping off a cliff!
He went away for the weekend with some friends and this is just one of the fun things they did:

So glad I do not know about these things until after the fact...

Thank you God for watching over him!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

This sure doesn't look like a cookie cutter!

I had to run to AC Moore yesterday in search of a cookie cutter. Once there, I had to stop in the paper isle of course. And lucky for me, they were having a sale on the open stock paper...4 for $1.00. Now, I really do not need any more paper (Have a paper obsession), but who can resist a good sale, right?
The paper that I have used on these cards is from American Crafts a la Carte. I could not wait to get home to make something with it. On this first one, I used my craft knife to cut out the flower petals so that I could bend them up a little. Then I poked two holes in the center of the flower to tie the twine which attaches the tag. The cut out border was done with a fiskers border punch.

For this card, I hand stitched around the green border using a white cotton thread. The image panel is raised and I used the paper piercer to outline the flower and also added holes to the flowers center.

Still alot to learn about the new camera, but even for someone who does not know how to use it yet, these pictures came out 100% better than my other pictures!

Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. Proverbs 9:9

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

So Blessed

well, yesterday was a day for celebration around here, or so my family thinks anyway. It was my birthday, although I would prefer not to have them anymore! ;)
But, I just wanted to share with you just how blessed I really am to have such wonderful friends and family.
Here are the wonderful gifts I received:

Awesome huh?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Many cards to share

Here are a few of the cards I have been working on lately. I received my stamp set "Bloomin Beautiful" recently, and love it, so you will probably see it on many of my cards.
This first one that I did, I used the stamp set "Carte Postale" which is also one of my favorites. I had an order for 30 Thanks you cards, so that is what I worked on yesterday. And it is a really easy layout, so they went together quickly.

The next few are just cards I made to have in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by...enjoy your day!

Friday, July 4, 2008

God Bless America!

Happy 4th of July everyone!
This is what me and my girls spent the evening doing yesterday:

And we will be delivering them today like this:

I always want to bake cookies at Christmas time, but always end up being to busy to get to it. So I say "I will make cut-outs at Easter time"...but again, Easter comes and goes with no cut out cookies. So...since the 4th of July is a stress free holiday, I found the time to bake finally! MMMM...they are so yummy. Wish you lived close by so I could drop some off to you too!

We will be going to see the fireworks tonight. The kids always look forward to that and I can honestly say that I do too!

Enjoy your day everyone!

And - God Bless America!

You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. Deuteronomy 28:3