Monday, August 27, 2012


A couple of Friends suffered the loss of a parent. Another friend has decided not to attend our crafting nights anymore. It just seems to be a season of loss. So I made some cards for my friends.

First up the sympathy cards. I was playing with a technique I learned while visiting home from Rena (Hi Rena)! The stamps, ink and paper are all from Paper Trey Ink.

The paper on this one is kraft from Paper Trey Ink and colored with Prismacolors.
The ink was Archival. Stamps by Hero Arts except for the sentiment it is from
Cornish Heritage Farms. Someone so wonderful… can never be forgotten is what the full stamp says. I stamped a portion on the front and the rest inside. Added a few pearls to finish it off.

These three cards were inspired by a die set I bought from Paper Trey Ink.
there are 3 dies in the set as seen below. The stamps are from their Counting Your Blessings stamp set. I had this floral ribbon that covers the seam between where the embossing folder ends. I think it is a hello kitty set from Sizzix.



Even though this seems to be a season of loss; I am blessed and grateful, thankful for what I have.
In The Hand of the Creator,
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

What Is your Place of Rest?

You should have a place of rest.  A place that simply by being in it brings calm. A place that brings peace. You probably have one even if you don’t recognize it. Where do you spend most of your ME time? Time that is not dictated to by anyone other than you.


For me that place is my craft room/office/studio. It just gives me joy to create. I told my husband that he should ask me to come out if he feels neglected because I loose all track of time here in my secret garden.


If you could see my studio/craft/office place you would find it messy. I tend to like this room messy. I’m more creative when it is messy. Hubby does not get that “Why are bits of paper always on the floor?” I have an answer too but I don’t share it with him. I have less time to be in my craft-office-studio place than I’d like. And I don’t want to spend the time I do have cleaning. My friend who is into personality typing says if my P personality. Whatever even when I go all out and clean it and take an oath to keep it that way it never lasts more than a week. I’m not a neat crafter. I was watching a ustream last night and the woman put everything away after she used it. I sure wish God had made me that way.


Alas He didn’t and people have been trying to make me “neat” my whole life. My mom and my 3 sisters were/are all neat nicks (name given by non neat people to you neat people). I craft with a woman who says after each project we make “We have to Keep Our Work Spaces Clean” and then we sweep away the debris.  Left on my own the whole night’s debris would be there the next morning, ha ha. I adapt to other’s rules when I play in a group.


But In my OWN place I can be me

and leave debris,

             for all to see,

                           tee hee.

So where your place?


In the Hands of the Creator

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Friday, August 17, 2012

It Pays to Hop

It does pay to Hop…blog hop that is. I participated in the Webster’s Pages August Blog Hop and I am a Winner. I will be getting items from their newest Collection Park Drive. Yippy

Yahoo! I won this 6x6 pad (perfect for me a card maker); some petals and accents.


This is a great start to my weekend!

In the Hands of The Creator,


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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Stampaway is coming!

I made this card to leave behind for my husband.


I will be at the 20th Anniversary Stampaway Convention for a few days this weekend. This is the rubber stamp convention that I attend each year. I can’t wait to see my friends and play with all the goodies we get.


This was made with a Stamp and Die set from My Favorite Things Stamps called First Class Friends. The Designer paper is from Prima’s Nature Garden line.


In the Hand of the Creator,

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