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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

One Cup of Coffee at a Time

This by far was the hardest and longest card to make. Today's challenge came from Whiff of Joy Challenge #28. The challenge was Stars & Stripes and we had to use a Whiff of Joy stamp.

My challenge was having two kids at home today, not owning anything with stars except the SU Star punch and this is my only WOJ stamp I own (for now~wink).

Luckily I had this sentiment stamp I purchased about a year ago. The sentiment pulled the card together and saved the day. It's hard to read from the picture but it reads, "Saving the world...one cup of coffee at a time".

After 4 days of 90 degree weather, the day called for long jeans, a sweatshirt and a nice cup of hot coffee. Can you believe the weather dropped 30 degrees today?! What a perfect card for a day like today.

Thanks for stopping by.

Materials Used for this Card: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue and Whisper White card stock, Bella Birds DS paper, Star punch, Sentiment Stamp from Inky Antics,
Whiff of Joy Willow Hot Chocolate Stamp, Copic Markers, Ribbon and Drew Drop.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dream A Little

I'm on a roll...here's my first Copic Challenge.

For this challenge we had to create anything with Jeans. I used Carefree from Sugar Nellie Stamps for my card. She was so much fun to color. I must have used 16 Copic markers to get the different color variations I wanted. I had to stop working mid-way to sub for my son's preschool and when I returned home, my drew drops were in the mail (woohoo)!! I just had to add them to this card. Look how they add light to the card. Isn't that way cool?

What I like best about coloring these images is that I imagine myself being that character. I get to dream a little and pretend I'm that little girl on the card ~ so carefree.

What about yourself? What do you think about when you color? I would love to hear what you think about and how it inspires you to create your card.

Today's card was made with: Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White card stock, Sentiment from Dream a Little stamp set, Carefree stamp from Sugar Nellie, DS paper from K&Company Classic box set, Cowboy Blue drew drops, Floral embellishments from Prima Flowers, Pearls and Martha Stewart Doily punch.

Copic Markers:
0, E00, E13, E22, E25, E29, E33, E34, YG03, YG17, BG01, BG10, B41, R81, R83, and W1

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Monday, April 27, 2009

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Hey there,

As I begin to be challenged to create, inspire and share with you my creations, I would like to see who is following my blog. On the bottom right of the screen, add yourself as a follower. My goal is to reach people all around the world to the four corners of the earth.

God's Beauty

It's Mojo Monday and I just completed my first challenge!

This card was so much fun and so easy to make. What a great color combination this was.

I used Stampin' Up! Temping Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Kiwi Kiss paper. The DS paper came from K&Company Contemporary box set and the butterfly came from Stampin' Up! Level 1 Hostess Set called God's Beauty. I did a little rock n' rolling so the butterfly has various colors on it. I stamped it twice (once on the white card stock) and then the second one I cut out and added some dimenionals on it. All the rest was pretty simple.

As we enjoy today's summer like weather, take some time to enjoy God's beauty around us. Take a walk this evening and capture every moment.

"Whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father." Colossians 3:17
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pink & Brown Stampavie Color Challenge

Here's my first Color Challenge from Stampavie.

This card was so much fun to make since I was able to use all of my favorite materials. The color challenge was to use Pink & Brown and green (optional).

Materials Used ~
Fanny's Cuddle stamp from Sarah Kay, K&Company Contemporary DS paper, Labels Four Nestabilities, , Ribbon, Floral Embellishments from Prima, my sewing machine and Copic Markers.

Make sure you check out Stampavie's blog to see other stampers design inspirations.
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Weekly Challenges

Good Sunday morning! Another beautiful day in the neighborhood. The sun is shinning, the birds are happily singing, the weather is going to reach in the high eighties and I'm just peachy! I sooo needed this warm weather to come. I think I'm going to make a card first before I go out and play with the kids though (wink).

As you can see I added a few new gadgets to my blog. I encourage you to take the weekly challenges as I will. I can't wait to get started this Monday beginning with Mojo Monday. More so, I am so excited create new cards with Stamapive bi-monthly challenges. Their stamps are so adorable! Plus they have all my Sarah Kay stamps!! End the weekend with Just Magnolia challenges. If you think Stampavie stamps are cute, check out Just Magnolia stamps. And finally, what better challenges to work with using your Copic Markers. So, make sure you check out the Copic Challenges as well.

Enjoy this day the Lord has created and get stamping with these great challenges!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

What a Day

Boy was it hot today! It was almost 90 degrees and I was such a happy camper. This is my kind of weather!!

My family and I spent the day out back cleaning the patio furniture, pulling weeds, and getting the yard ready for the lawn service to do the heavy spring cleaning and mulching. My DH tells me I have to stop cleaning before the cleaning services comes over. I can't help it!

After a long day of cleaning, this image of the moose is exactly what I want to be doing. I sure need a manicure and pedicure right about now!

Anyway, I just finish making these birthday invitations for a friend. Her granddaughter is having her 10th birthday party at a spa. I purchased this stamp at Hanna Stamps. You can find all sorts of Moose stamps there. The DP is Tea Party from Stampin' Up! This one is on my top 5 list of favorite SU paper.

Materials Used for this Card: Stampin' Up! Pretty In Pink, Almost Amethyst and Whisper White card stock, Tea Party DS paper, Celebration Ribbon Bundle, Scallop Edge Punch,
Spa Sophie Stamp from Hanna Stamps, Piercer and Copic Markers. .
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Friday, April 24, 2009

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Hey there, I wanted to show you a card I made that I seized from splitcoaststampers.

Originally, I made this card as a sample for a graduation invitation I'm working on for a friend. I sent her two color combination samples. The one she picked I can not show just yet.

So, I'm actually going to send this one to my sister who just recently found out that she is being relocated to Atlanta in order to keep her job. She found out earlier this year that 7,000 employees were being laid off and only a few where able to keep their jobs. Although I will be very sad to see her move so far, I am very happy for her and my nieces. I pray that the Lord continues to bless her, allows this move to be swift and that their transition to Atlanta is memorable.

The clear pillow box will be the favors for the graduation party. The color combination will match the card my friend picked. I used the
Stampin' Up Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die. I added some rhinestone stickers, ribbon and Old Fashioned Hard Candies to finish the favor.

Materials used for the Card: Stampin' Up! Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White card stock, K&Company DS paper from the Contemporary set, Cuttelbug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and Martha Stewart Butterfly punches. The sentiment I typed.

Materials used for the Pillow Box:
Stampin' Up Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Transparency paper, Stampin' Up! Kiwi Kiss card stock, K&Company DS paper from the Contemporary Set, Ribbon and Rhinestone stickers.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

By Request

Tonight I had the chance to make another card since I can not sleep after watching 24. Anyway, I posted on Facebook that I was going to make a card and a friend asked me to make a card with Betty Boop. I found this image on Picasa Webalbum. And, of course I couldn't resist but to use yet another K&Company Designer Paper. So, Ioney this one's for you! Hope you like it.

It is way past my bed time now so I better get some rest. I have a lot to do tomorrow.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm back

It has been a while since I post a card. In part, I have been seeking God for direction as to what my future holds and I have been busy making special orders.

Yesterday was a very difficult day for me and my DH sent me this bible verse. John 16:22 "So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy."

I needed some inspiration for my card, so I just took the bible verse and used it as my sentiment. I found a website where you can download fonts for free. It is called dafont.com. There are thousands of fonts you can chose from. I also used another K&Company designer paper from the classic collection. I didn't add too much detail to the card so you can see the DS paper. Finally, NEW to my collection is the Martha Stewart Edge Punch I purchased at Walmart today (needed a pick-me-up).

I hope your weeks is inspired by the words on this card.

Today's card was made with: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Brown, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock, K&Company DS Classic paper, Ribbon, Prima Flowers, and Pearls.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Embrace Life

Has there ever been a time in your life that your dreams have been shattered? Has someone ever told you you weren't good enough? I read my daily devotion earlier this morning and in it there was a prayer. It read, "Thank you, Father, for tending my soul, feeding my mind, and bringing to life dreams that have died. With you, nothing is wasted, for you make something wonderful out of what looks lifeless or ugly." What a beautiful prayer. For me, it spoke volumes. My dreams once shattered will be no more. For with God nothing is impossible. Embrace life each day as if it were your last.

For today's card I used my new Designer Paper from K&Company Classic box set. The box set comes with 150 sheets! I purchased the box at Micheal's for $14.95. I just had to get the Contemporary box set as well. For the next few post I promise to show case the paper so you can take a look at.

Materials used for today's card: Stampin' Up! Tangerine Tango, Not Quit Navy and Very Vanilla card stock, Scallop Punch, K&Company Classic 150 papers, Labels Four Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Vintage Dies, Pearls, and Ribbon.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Blessings

Good morning to all. I hope you had a blessed Easter Sunday.

Yesterday at church we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ with baptisms. What a great way to celebrate the renewal of life just as Jesus did when he rose from the dead. It was nice to hear the testimonies of so many. To hear how they found Christ and want to have a personal relationship with him is amazing. I couldn't stop crying. I remember when I was baptized and the joy that overflowed in my heart. Our campus Pastor's daughter was baptized as well. It was so heartwarming to hear her testimony. Such a young child with a big heart for Jesus. The most touching part was when Pastor Mike prayed for her. I don't think there was a dry soul in the ballroom.

I have one last Easter card to show you. I made this card for my parents. I used the Flourishes Signs of Spring Daffodils stamp. I typed the sentiment on my computer. One of my favorite color combination is Pink Passion and Kiwi Kiss. I used my Copic markers to color the daffodil and the rhinestones. And, I couldn't resist to use my sewing machine. My mother gave me her sewing machine when she was moved to Puerto Rico and I wanted to show her that I am using it and loving it!

Materials used for this card:
Stampin' Up! Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion and Whisper White card stock, Old Olive ribbon, Flourishes Signs of Spring Daffodils stamp, Urban Prairie paper pad, rhinestones, Copic markers and sewing machine.
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Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Today is a very special day for Christians. Jesus sacrificed his life for you and me and paid the ultimate price to save us from our sins.

I want to take this day to share the gospel as it is written. If you do not own a bible (Matthew 26-27)
click here to read the accounts that took place so many years ago. May it speak truth to your heart.

I would also like to take this day to pray for you and your family.

"Lord, I pray for every person that opens this post today. I pray for any pain or struggles they might be going through.

I pray for their families that are close and far. For those who might have a family member serving our country. May you protect them and keep them away from harm.

Father, I pray for those who are struggling in their marriage. May you heal broken relationships and protect their marriage.

I pray for their children. May you protect their innocent lives.

Father, I pray for those who have lost their jobs. I pray that you provide them with their needs and help them find a job.

Father, most importantly, I pray for broken hearts. I pray that you heal their wounds and mend broken relationships".


May you find peace this Good Friday.

Yours Truly,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Wishes

I have been busy making Easter Cards this week.

It wasn't until late last week when I received a card from a friend that I remembered I have to make my cards (yikes)! So far I have made 15 cards (5 a day since Monday). I hope the post office works pretty fast. Tomorrow I have the last 5 cards to make (phew).

I love this little guy in the basket. Isn't he so cute? He's from the Stampin' Up! Serene Spring (sorry, no longer available) stamp set. I think I'm going to make some more cards tomorrow using this stamp. Maybe color him gray and use some pink instead of blue. I will make sure to post the card so you can take a look.

This card was made with: Stampin' Up! Close to Cocoa and Whisper White Card stock, Parisian Breeze Specialty paper, Elegant Cheer stamp set,
Serene Spring stamp set, Scallop Edge and Large Oval punch, Baja Breeze ink pad, ribbon and pearls.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Birthday Wishes

She's back! My mother in-law is back from a long trip to Puerto Rico. I don't know who is more excited to see her, the kids or me. I miss her huge heart and spunky cheer. Most importantly, I miss her wisdom. There is so much I want to tell her! So much that has happened while she was away. I will have to wait until the kids get their "Lita" love first. Lita is what she wanted the kids to call her. It is short for Abuelita (Grandma). I remember when one day she came to me and told me she does not want the kids to call her grandma. I was shocked! So she shortened the name and Lita it is.

Can you believe on her return home she got sick and now we have to wait to see her. I am going to call her today to see how she is doing and perhaps drop off some soup. She has been taking care of her mother-in-law for the past 3 weeks. I am sure my father-in-law is taking care of her but, he probably needs some rest as well.

During her trip she celebrated her XX birthday. A lady can not tell how young she is (wink). Here is the card I made for her. She loves Victorian so I tried my best to make the card look Victorian. I distressed everything, used crochet ribbon, and pearls.
What do you think?

Materials used for this card: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Confetti White and Pretty in Pink card stock, Birthday Sentiment from Sincere Salutations stamp set, Ticket Corner punch, Small Flourish Stamp from Impress Rubber Stamp, Opal flowers from Prima, Ribbon, Pearls, Sewing Machine, Sponge Daubers, Basic Brown ink pad, R81 Copic marker.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Kind Words

"Timely advise is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket". Proverbs 25:11

This week I heard the words "I'm there for you". No matter what the circumstance, God wants us to be encouraging to others.

Whether it is preparing a meal for a new mom, watching a child for a few hours or simply saying kind words are all simple gestures that make a huge impact. What if we followed these simple gestures everyday? I remember at one time in my life I would pray for a friend and during the day send them a quick note to let them know I prayed for them. For me this was so fulfilling and the response I received was so rewarding. Knowing that someone prayed for me without telling them my prayer request is so much more powerful than asking someone to pray for me.

I hope this card and the words "I'm there for you" inspire similar thoughts for you.

Today's card was made with: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa card stock, Absolutely Fabulous stamp set, stampin' dimensionals, Copic markers, ribbon and sewing machine.
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

I recall in the beginning of my blogging I mentioned having updated my list of birthdays right? Well, I blow it! Not once, not twice but, three times! I can't believe I have forgotten 3 birthday's!! Well, I think it was more than 3 if I had to think hard about it. There are no excuses!

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