Sunday, December 27, 2009

Good Sunday afternoon...

to all of my blogging friends out there. I just have a quick post for you all today to let you all know that from now on all comments have to be approved before they are posted!!! I am very sorry I have to take this step, but someone has been posting unappropriate comments with links to very nasty websites (to say the least!!!)

So, please understand that I had to take this measure to make sure that non of this unclean stuff gets posted here. After all, I am posting paper crafting projects and ideas and not that stuff.

Thanks for understanding.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas.........

to all of you my faithful friends!!!

It has been crazy busy around here and I really don't have a card to share with you, but I do have some news.....BIG NEWS, to share with you all. The wonderful Kelley Holland from Our Daily Bread Designs has asked me to be a Guest Bread Stick for the month of January and I said YES!!!!! I tell ya, this has been so hard to keep to myself... most of you know that I have this great love for scripture stamps....they are my way of spreading the word of God and encouraging people that are in my life. So, to make a long story short starting 1. January 2010, this is only a few days away ;D, you will be seeing a few projects that are made with the January releases, which by the way, will blow off your socks, hehe!!!

Tomorrow is the day Jesus was born and I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.

May you all be wonderfully blessed and celebrate the real reason for the season.

I will be back soon.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Good Tuesday morning.....

and it is a rainy one here in Southern Arizona. Today I finally have the little project I have been promising you. It was a quick and easy way of wrapping up a crystal ornament I got for my neighbor who invited me to a wonderful Christmas Tea that the women of her church hosted. We had a good time fellow shipping and a real good inspirational message where they focused on my all time favorite scripture Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart......." You know a lot of times we just TRUST God in some areas and not with ALL of our heart...but if we just take that next step and give it ALL to HIM things would be much easier. God does not tell us that there will be no more bumps in the road, but things are much easier if you just trust. a little sidetracked here :D.

Here is the little wrap/bag I made.

As you can see it is pretty basic, but using some Christmas DP and some colored flower confetti from Michael's bridal section it makes a pretty good presentation for a crystal ornament. I started out with a piece of DP paper 3"x12". I scored it at 5" and 7". On one of the 5" sides I simply used an oval Nesties die to cut the opening. I also cut another oval, one die bigger for my sentiment, which is from a fabulous set called Christmas Scriptures # 5922 from Clear Dollar Stamps (which I won last month when they had their Birthday Celebration ;D) and one oval for the "Merry Christmas" , which is also from this stamp set. As mentioned the flowers are flower confetti from Michael's bridal section and you get a ton of flowers. For my project I simply colored them with a Copic marker (I believe it is the R57) layered 2 of them together and glued them with a small glue dot. The center is a half pearl from Recollections. The flourish is one from MayaRoad which I sprayed with Avocado green MayaMist (this time I did use a small box and put the flourishes in so I would not have the MayaMist all over the place again, LOL). The angel ornament is attached with a staple at the top of the wrap. To finish if off I made a border using the Martha Stewart lace border punch on a piece of moss colored cs on both sides and attached it to the top of the wrap after I threaded some golden narrow ribbon through 2 wholes that I punched at the top, wrapped the border around and secured it with a piece of double-sided tape. I attached the "Merry Christmas" and the other little Poinsettia (I made) and voila, you'll have a nice little gift. The inside scripture was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with gold embossing powder and the "Merry Christmas" was stamped in Palette ink Moulin Rouge.

Well, that is it. I have been working a few more things and I will post those a little later, after my camera is charged.

Thanks so much for stopping really means a lot to me.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Sunday....

friends!!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I have a card to share with you today...yep, I made another Christmas card, ;D. When I first started stamping I bought a stamp from The Angel Company and it is called "Faith, Hope, Love" I think it retired by now, but hey, I can still use it right?

Have a look at my card

Faith, Hope Love

Paper: PTI Scarlet Jewel, Mossgreen (I believe it is the recycled one from , PTI Rustic Cream, Basic Grey Wassail (love this paper!!!)

Stamps: TAC Faith, Hope, Love

Ink: SU Mellow Moss, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged Mahogany

Accessories: Nesties Labels 1, Bridal Flower Confetti from Michael's, Stickles, lace from Joanne's, Martha Stewart Lace edger punch, MayaRoad flourish which I sprayed with MayaMist Avocado, Foam tape

What do you think?

Oh, before I forget, I would like to say "Thank You" to all of you that sent well wishes to my little pumpkin. I took her to the Urgent Care Center and they did confirm that my baby has Strep Throat. Not what I wanted to hear, but they gave me some antibiotics for her so I hope she will be back to her old self soon. See, as a child, I had Strep Throat a lot and I almost died from it, well, not from the Strep Throat but from having my tonsils removed when I was only 6. So I am not happy that my baby is getting that same stuff that all the way back when, almost took me out of this world. When I called my Mom she immediately said "oh my gosh, don't tell me TT (that is what we call Thalia for short) comes after you!?" Well, I believe that GOD will take care of it and I pray that if she has to have her tonsils removed, "IF" I said, I pray that she will have a doctor that cares and not a butcher like me. All right, this is it for me. I have to edit a picture I took of a fun little gift idea I made on Friday, so I will be showing it just as soon as I get it edited.

Thanks so much for stopping by. You ladies mean a lot to me!!!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hello there...

and happy Tuesday!! I know I did not get to post as planned last week...things just kept coming up, but I am here today and I am showing you a card, a Christmas card that I whipped up in no time. So to give you some eye candy here is my card

Thanks be to GOD..........

Paper: PTI Kraft, dark red cs (unknown), Memory Box Spiceberry DP

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Christmas Scriptures # 5922 (Won this fabulous set during their Birthday Celebration, yeah!!!)

Ink: Palette Ink Moulin Rouge

Accessories: Nesties Circles large, stitched grosgrain ribbon from Mike's, Recollections golden half pearls, off white bridal confetti from Mikes Bridal section which I colored using my new Copics in Cardinal R59!
green crystals I picked up at Mike's I believe they are by Studio G.

What do you think? I thought they would make some quick Christmas cards as I am so far behind...I have not even started making my cards. :C:C.

Well, this is it for baby, Thalia is sick again!!!! I tell you, you think they are feeling better and you go out and about and the next thing you know they get sick again. I hate this flu bug. Please keep my baby in your prayers!!

Thank you so very much for stopping by.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Monday......

my friends. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I have been taking it easy and really have not done much. Last week, whenever I was able to squeeze in a few minutes, while my little one watched a movie or was watching her favorite show on TV , I was able to create a little at the time and so I will show you a few things throughout the week that I have been working on.

But today I will show you a card that I just made a few minutes ago ;D. The other day I received some of Basic Grey's yummy Christmas paper Wassail (I know it is last years paper ;D) and I knew I wanted to use it on this card. As you already know I don't like to waste much of the 6x6 paper pads, so this card is 5.5x5.5 to take advantage of most of my DP :D! I also used a long, long retired stamp set from SU called Mother & Child I bought from someone last year and had it just sitting in my cabinet...until today ;D! My card is pretty simple but speaks louder than words..I think! Have look and see for yourself

For unto us....


Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey Wassail

Stamps: SU Mother & Child, CDS Christmas Scripture # 5922

Ink: Chalk Box Chestnut Roan, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye

Accessories: Nesties Labels 1, Recollections half pearls, Foam Tape

So, what you all think? Don't you think that these two stamp sets go well together? When I decided to use this scripture stamp I just had to go with the Mother and child.

I have another creation to post today, but this one is non Christmas. One of my neighbors had a Birthday over the weekend and I found out last I whipped up a little something.

The little bag is a 2-5-7-10 bag (tutorial is on SCS in the resource section) which is big enough for a handful of Lindt Truffles I had to hide them as they disappear really quick in my house, hehe!!! To make the set complete I made a little card for it as well. Check it out

Paper: PTI white, K&Company Amy Butler pad

Stamps: ODBD Thinking of You, SU Oval All

Ink: SU Certainly Celery, Chalk Box Chestnut Roan

Accessories: Nesties scalloped ovals large, Recollections half pearls, white satin ribbon, Scor-Pal, EK Success med. corner rounder

All right, this is it for now. I will share a few more projects throughout the week. Thanks so much for stopping by today and a BIG Thank You to all of you that sent me well wishes. It really meant a lot to me. You guys are just the BEST!!!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Oh where oh where has......

Sabrina been? Well, to share a little with you what has been happening....first about two weeks ago I had these terrible migraine headaches I told you all about and then my entire family got bitten by whatever is going around (NOT that bad, bad flu bug thank GOD) but whatever it was/is, it still has my little one down and she is pretty cranky to say the least :D. Anyhow I am trying to catch up with getting back into things. Friday night I made some yummy, really yummy Zucchini Bread and almost cut my finger off, yep, my Mom sent me a brand new grater, one of those fancy ones and I was going a bit too fast and cut part of my thumb off (well, a little ;D) and it is not letting me function like I would like to. I tell you, it is pretty amazing how much you need your thumb. I am without bandages and such since this morning but it hurts like crazy. I made 2 cards earlier, some quick ones, which seems to be the only kind I have been making lately, LOL. The first one is a card I made for the Divine Design Bible Verde Challenge over at SCS. It has been great fun to create a card or other project throughout the year, only one more month left but those cards have been coming in handy when you need a quick card to encourage someone with scripture. If you would like to find out more about this fantastic challenge click here to find out more. I sure hope these ladies will continue this challenge next year.



Paper: PTI Kraft, Moss recycled card stock, CraftySecrets Earth pad

Stamps: ODBD Scripture Collection 1 ( Lamentations 3:21-23)

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Chalk Box Prussian Blues, Chalk Box Toffee

Accessories: Nesties Labels1, Recollections golden half pearls, Prima Fairy Tale Collection mini roses, Cricut Expression flourish heart from the Accent Essentials cartridge, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Foam Tape

I was having some trouble taking this photo...for some reason the colors are not true. The green is much more muted IRL and the DP is very soft as well.

Here is another shot, this time from the inside of the card

For my second card I have for you all today, I used one of my brand new embossing folders I received last week from HSN. I have no idea what the name of the folder is though. That is the thing when you order specials like that, they don't come in the wrapper that tell you what it is :C.

Anyhow, the folder is gorgeous. The card is very non-traditional as far as the colors go. I was surfing the blogging world a while back and saw this color combo and loved it. I am sorry, but I can't remember who's blog I visited :C.

So here is my chocolate white Christmas card

Paper: PTI white, SUY Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Inkadinkado Reindeer, ISC Festive Season

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Nesties scalloped ovals large, Cuttlebug embossing folder Christmas 2009-2010 from HSN, pearl Dew Drops, foam tape, 3D foam dots

So, what do you think?

I think that I will be making a few of these as they will not require extra postage ;D.

Well, this is it for me for right now. Thank you so very much for stopping by. I truly enjoy reading your comments.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Hi there.....

on this beautiful and sunny day here in Southern Arizona!!! Oh my goodness, I tell ya, last week we had some weird weather. It was freezing cold..literally!!! We went from being in the 80's down to into the 30's and low 50's. Can you say shock!?!?! Well, it was way to cold for the girl to go into her stamp room and stamp as it is right above the garage and freezing cold. My hubby would not allow me to turn the heat on (stinker ;P). Anyhow, I am really glad we are back to warmer temps.

Yesterday I had a major migraine again and was really not doing much. After I had taken some meds I checked my e-mails and blogger updates and I saw that the Stampin' Sisters in Christ had challenge # 11 up so I've decided to go and check it out. This week they are using Deuteronomy 31:8 as their inspiration. To find out more head on over to their site SSCC#11 and get the details. Since I did not want to take a chance yesterday, for those that deal with migraines, y'all know how it is, right? I took some time this morning and made a card for this challenge. I knew I did not have the inspiration scripture, but I have a real appropriate stamp from Verve, Hebrews 11:1 which reads: "Faith is the Substance of things hoped for, the Evidence of things NOT SEEN!!! " So guess what, yep, I used it. The challenge also speaks of creating something when GOD is unseen, so I was sold on this stamp. What could have been better? On this card I made I used some paper from a pad I ordered a while back and it is from Crafty Secrets. This was my first time using their papers and I must say that I am really happy with this pad which is called EARTH. I also got to use my new Nesties Labels 8, yeah, I know I am a bit late, but I had to wait a while to get them ;D.

All right, here it is



Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, SU Chocolate Chip, DP from the Earth Collection of Crafty Secrets

Stamp: Verve Hebrews 11:1

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Chalk Box Creamy Brown, Toffee

Accessories: Nesties Labels 8, Satin ribbon, Prima Fairy Tale Collection mini roses in a peach color (DP has some of that color in it ;D), Recollections half pearls, foam tape, glue dots

So, what do you think? I really like the way this card came out. I just hope that it will do the job and encourage someone.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you have a minute I'd like to know what you think.

Last week I was a little down as several people have unsubscribed from my Blog. One person actually put as a reason "too many updates" another "content not relevant anymore" and that kind of got to me. I have no idea why it got to me the way it did, but I was really hurt. I thank each and every one of you that do take the time to leave me some love as it truly does make my day!!! Sorry, but I had to share this. It was really eaten me up and maybe I should make a card for myself to cheer me up ;D.

Thanks for letting me vent.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A very bright CAS.......

Hi and happy Monday my friends. I know I have a very strange name for my post today, but I just did not know what else to call it, but what it is ;D. I bought this fun little bird stamp quite some time ago and only have used it once, so I've decided to ink it up. Since I had lots of fun the other day using my chalks with the blender pen I did just that, used those chalks again :D:D.

The image was stamped in VersaFine Black Onyx on watercolor paper (actually they are ATC sized sheets I bought pre-cut and they are just the right size). As this bird came out kind of bright I went with all bright colors for the layers of the card and used some textured cs from a DVWV pad. My card base is PTI white and as the title already says pretty CAS (Clean And Simple). I know I very rarely do that, so I was done in like 10 minutes ;D. To give this CAS card just a little pep, I added some pink and white striped grosgrain ribbon and a small flower charm. TaDa all done!

See for yourself

Paper: PTI white, DCWV textured paper pad

Stamp: little bird with flower

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black,

Accessories: pink/white striped grosgrain ribbon, silver flower charm from Mike's Wedding section
Pearlescent Chalks, Blender Pen, foam tape

Did you all have to go and get your sunglasses? I know this card is so outside of my usual style, but it was kind of fun.

This it it for me.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Maya Mist everywhere....

Hi all, I have two cards for you all today. But let me tell you what not to do when you are using Maya Mist or any other glimmer or spritz stuff. All right, I thought I was doing a good thing and putting a large piece of paper on my work table before I was getting ready to decorate some plain chipboard pieces with this glamorous stuff called Maya Mist. The first piece went pretty well and I was all proud of myself but wait, that was only the first piece. I had a bird and a wing to spritz. So the wing went well and as I put the small bottle of mist down to check the results of my wing out I knocked it over and had to pick it back up, but like a gopher I did not check if the little spray opening was pointed in the right direction and yes, you've guessed right, I pushed the bottle and the Avocado Metallic Maya Mist was all over everything. I mean over DP, some copies of projects I planned on making, a punch, some ribbon, you name it, it had mist all over it. I started cleaning up right away and was able to wipe a bunch of things off, but the DP and copies and ribbon where not to save. It is actually funny as I was warned that this stuff gets everywhere. Believe me, next time I use this stuff I will do it outside,LOL!! But let me show you the card that I made. It actually came out all right. Pretty CLEAN AND SIMPLE, but the effect of the Mist is stunning. I wish my camera would have captured that shimmer a bit better.

Most of the ingredients are from the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit for October.

The DP is 6x6 so it is perfect for my favorite size cards. The buttery colored strip on the front is textures cs and it is yummy. The Flower is not from the kit, but the bird is and is by Maya Road. In this Kit came an entire package of Maya Road chipboard birds and 2 bird cages, totally fun and they are plain. So when I saw that there was also a small spritz bottle of Avocado Metallic Maya Mist in it and after I saw the projects done by the Baker's Dozen, I knew I had to try that stuff out ;D.

Here is the Recipe for the card:

Paper: PTI Kraft, buttery yellow textured paper, DP from the Key Ingredients Kit

Stamp: Thank you for being there by Inkadinkado

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Chalk Box Chestnut Roan for the sponging

Accessories: Maya Road chipboard bird from the Kit, Avocado Metallic Maya Mist also from the Kit, black Kaiser half pearl as the eye on the bird, Prima Flower from my stash, 3D-dots.

Taylor has these cool Kits all nicely put together with all the perfect coordinating material you'll need for some fun cards or other projects. I had a subscription for 3 month which cost $ 22.95 per month and the best part, you are getting charged around the 15th of the month and not all in advance which I really like. My 3 month subscription is up, but I will subscribe for the 6 months now. I love the quality of the papers and the fact that it is all ready for you. Would make a nice gift as well. You can read more about it here Key Ingredients Kit at Taylored Expressions

For my second card I played around with my chalks and my blender pen and an Whiff of Joy image I've had for a while, but really never inked up.

Paper: PTI White, DCWV pink textured cs, Basic Grey Urban Prairie

Stamp: Whiff of Joy (the name of this stamp was not on the package but it says an Elisabeth Bell image)

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, pink Chalk ink

Accessories: Blender Pen, Pearlescent Chalks, Prima Hydrangeas from the Strawberry Collection, silver butterfly charm from Walmart, pink sheer ribbon from my stash ( I still have from Okinawa, Japan ;D), half pearls, silver spacer beads, violet glitter pen, Sakura Gel roller, 3D dots

I could not really get the shimmer of the chalks captured with my camera, but IRL it is pretty shimmery. The Sakura Gel roller was used on the swirl on the bottom of her jeans and the Violet glitter pen was used for the flowers in the basket, the flower on her jeans and her headband and bow on her shirt. It's a girlie card for sure, but I think I'll give this card to my 8 y.o. who has been writing and outstanding book report over her Fall break. :D You know, you've got to keep encourage them.

Well, that is it. I am sorry for the long post, but I just had to tell you all about my big mistake with this Maya Mist spray, LOL!!!

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so very much for stopping by.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Come to me........

Yep, that is the name of my post for today. Yesterday, as I was cleaning the house I was saying to myself, that I had not made a masculine card in a few weeks. Well, after I put my Dyson away and collected all of the trash from my girls rooms trash baskets, I sat down and made a masculine card.

For the base I used PTI Kraft and put a layer of some dotted paper from the DCWV mat stack La Creme on it. This paper truly looks like it is a washed out black with Kraft dots, totally cool ;D. Since masculine in my eyes is not very many embellishments, I simply wrapped some Jute Twine around the second layer. For my sentiment I chose a stamp from Verve. I love these stamps, especially this one as it has a masculine feel to it. So I cut 2 rectangles with my Nesties Classic Rectangles Large dies, sponged the first one with some VersaFine Onyx Black on the edges and stamped the Matthews 11:28 verse unto the second rectangle in the same ink. It was a little plain looking so I've decided to get out some Karen Foster brads I had bought way too long ago, but I am sure you all know that feeling, right? These cool brads look like small screws and have an antique pewter finish, just the right color for the papers. To attach the brads I used my 1/16" punch(the really tiny one) to make the holes, as the brads are pretty close to the edge I had to cut the prongs down a bit, but that was easy using my floral wire cutters. As I was assembling all of that it came to mind that I had a pewter finish cross somewhere in my stash, so I went and got it and tied it on with some more twine.

Viola, finished was a real simple masculine card.

Have a look

What do you think? Pretty simple, I know, but I wanted to keep it clean as I had a brother in church at mind togive it to. See, sometimes when you are standing in prayer line at church God puts special people on your heart and this time it was no different, there is this cute little couple who has joined the church a while back, but they have not been attending service that often. For the last few weeks they have been in service and I felt that something was going on. So, to make a long story short and not to get into all of the little details I made this card and told my hubby, yep, I told him that this family was on my mind and that I really would appreciate if he would write some encouraging words into this card and give it to this man. We all know that man try not to show too much of their feelings and keep things to themselves, but in the deep storms of live, even those men need a little encouragement and can't really hide everything, right? So, I hope he will like this card I made and the encouraging words my hubby is going to write ;D.

Well, this is it for right now. I have my fingers itching to touch some ink, but I have some errands to run. So, I will see you all later.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Good Tuesday afternoon.....

my friends! I have a card for you all today!!! Yep, I was able to sit down and make a card, yeah!!! :D:D:D

I tell you, nothing is better than getting some Therapy, it feels so good. Sorry, I am just a happy person today.

For today's creation I used some yummy papers from my Key Ingredients Kit from Taylored Expressions I received in September. I know it is October already, but I love the papers in this kit and just could not contain myself,LOL!.

Todays card is another scripture card, which is always a good thing, right?

Have a look at my Romans 8:28 card

And we know......

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, DP + textured cs from the Key Ingredients Kit from Taylored Expressions

Stamp: Romans 8:28 from ODBD Scripture Collection 1

Inks: VersaColor Sand Beige, SU Close To Cocoa

Accessories: Nesties Labels 4, chocolate satin ribbon from my stash, Prima Hydrangeas from the "Got Flowers" Collection, antique copper brad from Joann's, handmade stick pin with glass beads in shades of brown, Kaiser Chocolate half pearls, 3D foam dots, 3D glue dot

As you can see a pretty simple card, but the scripture is so powerful that nothing much is needed for this card.

Well, this is it for today. Thanks so much for taking the time and stopping by. I hope to see you all back soon.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Hello on this wonderful....

Monday!!! Yeah, my oldest is back in school andI have some quiet time in the morning now!! She actually was all excited to go back to school and did not fuss when she had to get up at 6 AM :D.

So, since I hurried and did all of my morning chores early today I was able to sneak in some play time after I read my Blogger updates and e-mails. I have never participated in the CCEE challenge, but my German bud Silke is the person of honor today, so I've decided I go ahead and try out this challenge. Tosh was in charge today and she asked to make a square card, being true to Silke's style and leave a lot of white space and use the faux silk technique. Oh, the challenge also said to use a girl on the card, but somehow I've missed that, so I guess I didn't totally obey the rules :C.

If you care to find out more about this challenge head on over to CCEE.

I have to tell you, I had never ever tried this technique and was kind of intimidated at first, but I guess it turned out all right.

Have a look at my

"Thank you for being my friend" card

Paper: PTI White

Stamps: SU Embrace Life, ODBD Friendship

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, pink chalk ink

Accessories: Nesties Megabilities curved rectangles, Cuttlebug embossing folder leafy branch, Scor-Pal, Recollections silver half pearls, Twinkling H2O's in pink crocus, Tissue Paper, Tombow glue, pink velvet ribbon, pink crystals

What do think? I hope they overlook the fact that I forgot the girl, but at least I used pink, so it is a girly card, right? :D:D I used those Twinkling H2O's to add the sparkle for the "sparklegirl" my camera just did not pick it up. IRL the card, well the flowers do SPARKLE :D:D

Well, this is it for me for now, I have to go over my DD's homework and figure out what I'll cook for dinner.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I love reading the comments you guys leave me. They sure keep me going.

Have a wonderful evening.


Friday, October 16, 2009


Yeah, it is finally the weekend, only a few days before my DD has to go back to school after her 3 week break. Don't get me wrong, I love having my babies home, but they are always fighting, yikes, any mom's out there feel me? :D:D

Anyhow, today I was able to sit down and stamp while my babies watched a movie. Thank God for Disney Channel, LOL!!!

My card today is for the Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge over at SCS. I must say I am pretty proud of myself as I have not missed a month yet, and I sure don't plan on starting now. We are supposed to upload around the 9th of the month, but things were just not going that way for me, so I am just a little late, LOL!!!

Participating in this challenge has been nothing but a blessing, I tell you.

My card came together pretty fast as I knew I wanted to use some of this fabulous paper from K&Company I bought just yesterday at Joann's on sale!!! Gotta love a good sale and some yummy looking paper. ;D

Have a look at my

Fear not, for.........

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream and Kraft, K&Company Classic K Bellay DP pad

Stamp: ODBD Scripture Collection 1

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Chalk Box Creamy Brown

Accessories: Nesties Labels 4, crystals from Studio18, crochet lace, MayaRoad stick pin (which I colored with an Adirondack pen in brown), Prima Hydrangeas from the Deep Woods Collection, Tim Holtz distressing tool, 3D foam dots, copper Ichtus charm

Well, what do you think? I know this card does not have lots of layers like I usually add, but I think that this card would actually fit in a regular 6x6 envelope. The card itself is 5.5x5.5" just love this size :D.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I sure hope I was able to inspire you with my post.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hey y'all!!!

Wow, I can't believe I have another post for you all today :D:D!!!! Actually I have two projects I would like to share with you. For the first one I made a card for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply # 108 challenge. I know I am behind, way behind, as # 109 is coming up tomorrow, but I made a card anyhow ;D. For this challenge Sharon asked to use Kraft and Black, well, not a combination I usually would choose, but I like the way my humble little card came out.

I started out with PTI Kraft and True Black. Since I wanted a little bit of pop, I decided to also use some striped paper from a DCWV pad which is called La Creme and my all time favorite. If you have not tried this paper yet, you are sure missing out ;D. I bought the 4x6 pad which makes it easy to use those gorgeous papers on A2 cards. To make a little of a different shaped card I rounded the bottom corners which I really don't do that often. I wonder why? Hmmm gotta think about that one,LOL!! For my sentiment I decided on using a scripture from ODBD's Scripture Collection 1, and what would be more fitting than using the new Nesties Labels 7 (the book) die? I wanted to keep it simple, so all I did here is scored the middle of the book stamped the scripture on it in VersaFine Onyx Black and sponged the edges with the same. I also added some large Recollections half pearls to all four corners and a Prima flower from the Artistry Collection. Very, very simple card for Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge. If you care to find out more about this fun challenge Sharon comes up with every week head on over to her blog .

SSNOTIME#108 Krafty Black Isaiah 12:2


Paper: PTI Kraft, True Black, DCWV La Creme matstack

Stamps: ODBD Scripture Collection 1

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Accessories: Nesties Label 7, Prima flower from the Artistry Collection, Recollections half pearls

What do you think, does this card make a statement?

All right, I promised you 2 projects and you shall have 2 projects :D:D.

Several weeks ago I discovered the Stamping Sisters in Christ Blog Challenge and I was determined to participate as often as I possibly could. Sometimes life throws a few things in our way and we can't or don't get around to it, but this week I wanted to participate.

They had the following scripture for inspiration


Our hostess this week is Kristine's sweet sister Kathy Winter. Kathy chose the scripture Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you..." (NIV)

The verse goes on to say, "...before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." This scripture is about the call of Jeremiah to become a prophet of God. He was chosen. God knew His plans for Jeremiah before he was even born.

Each of us is chosen by God, too, for a special purpose. He knows us intimately, and He wants us to know Him intimately. Each of us has special gifts and talents that we need to share with others. When we do this, we truly experience the heart of God. And what a tremendous feeling that is!


The challenge is to make a baby card or project, or a card for an expectant mother (or expectant parents)...perhaps even try your hand at a shaped card (see Kathy's sample below). A baby shower card would be perfectly fine, too. I think you get the idea!

(This section was copied from the Stamping Sisters in Christ Blog)

So, I came up with this idea to make a frame/picture. I bought this white frame at a local $ store I believe and simply added some DP in green and stamped a little frame which I had for ever from a stamp set from Paper Salon and is called Fancy Flourishes. To make it jump out a little more and since it is rather small I decided to stamp it in VersaMark and emboss it in white. I also wanted to stay close to the scripture used but did not have it, hmm what's a girl to do? I could have just generated it by computer, but that would have been a challenge as my printer does not like and heavier paper, it just does not pull it in, so I remembered I had this fun and tiny stamp set I bought over at Clear Dollar Stamps a while back and it had this sentiment in it "Children are a gift from God". The light came on and I just used it instead :D:D. Don't you just love it when things come together? Well, to make a long story short I took the tiny stamps and stamped it too in VersaMark and embossed it in white as well. To give the plain frame a little more interest I added some green and white Hydrangea petals which I held together by using a faux pearl brad. I adhered those flowers to the frame by using 3D glue dots. I also added a flourish which I cut using my Cricut Expression and a little button I had laying around.

Have a look

Children are a gift from God


Paper: K&Company scrap I had laying on my table

Ink: VersaMark

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps "In God's Hands" (5785), Paper Salon "Fancy Flourishes"

Accessories: white embossing powder, green Hydrangeas from the Strawberry Collection, white Hydrangeas, faux pearl brads from Michaels Bridal section, Cricut Expression, Cher up button, 3D glue dots, frame from the $-store

Thank you so very much for stopping by.


Happy Thursday.....

my stamping friends!!!! Thank You to all of you who stopped by during ISC's Christmas Card Extravaganza/Blog Hop, we all had tons of fun. The winner of the 3 free sets will be announced by Betsy herself on the ISC Blog, so keep your eyes open, you might be the one ;D.

Today Connie, Joanne and I have a little something for you all as well. We were asked by Betsy if we would play with some cool embellishments that are available from Maya Road. I tell you, when I saw the stick pins I was sold,LOL!!!!

Many of you know that I am an embellishment nut and hoard like a champ if you'd ask my husband.

But back to what I have for you all today.

Betsy, the wonderful owner of ISC has put together a special Maya Road Kit that will be availabe for only a limited time at a very special price.

Most of you probably know that Maya Road is a company with a unique array of surfaces for altering and we gave some of them a try.

It's a card, it's a magnet, it's a cool gift idea for a friend.

This is a mini card I made incorporating a small 1.25" fragment from Tim Holtz which I altered by applying some Alcohol Inks to the back of it then stamping a small tree image from one of the new releases for October called Country Views which I stamped on the front of the fragment with black StazOn ink. After that I applied a generous amount of Crystal Effects to on top of the stamped image let it dry. To finish the back side up I also applied a very thin layer of Crystal Effects to assure that the Alcohol inks would not be removed (I know if they are dry they are not supposed to be going anywhere ;D) but I wanted to be sure. After this layer was dry I adhered a small piece of cs to cover the back, sponged it to make it blend in a little and adhered a square magnet I had laying around. I think it was harder to take a picture of this magnet than making it :D:D. It truly look stunning IRL!!!.

For my mini card I used a base of PTI Dark Chocolate and cut it to 3"x3". To make it a little more interesting I cut also a piece of PTO Kraft cs 3"x3" and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Forest Branches embossing folder. To make it look a little more nature like I used some Twine instead of ribbon and wrapped it around the cuttlebugged layer. The layer after it is cut with the Nesties Labels 1 die out of Kraft cs and sponged on the edges with Chalk Box ink in Chestnut Roan and SU Creamy Caramel. For the sentiment 'thinking of you today" I cut a label with SU's oval punch the stamp is from another ISC set called "Dainty Daisies" which I added some Recollections mini antique copper brads to. Before I adhered this last layer unto the card I added a negative magnet to the back so my focal point, the magnet, I made from the fragment would stay on the card. I also decorated one of the Kraft Maya Road envelopes which you will receive in this wonderful Maya Road Kit if you decide to buy it ;D. The envelope was sponged with the same inks as the card and I added two Nesties Labels 1 cut outs in Dark Chocolate and Kraft. The sentiment is from the ISC set "Birch Tree Paintings" and that is it. A nice little gift idea.

My second project is a Christmas card where I used one of the birds that is available in the Kit as well. To get the look of this bird as it is in the card I simply inked it all up with VersaMark ink and added red embossing powder. You will have to emboss more than ones to get a real good coverage, but that is real easy to do if you keep adding embossing powder while it is still hot.

Joy, Love, Faith


Paper: PTI Kraft, SU Red Riding Hood red

Stamps: Festive Season

Inks: VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Fired Brick

Accessories: red embossing powder, golden detail embossing powder, Recollections golden half pearls, golden ribbon from my stash, Cuttlebug embossing folder Victoria, foam tape, Nesties petite ovals large

Viola, a very different Christmas card :D.

Wait, one more, I have one more card, and yes you've guessed it, it is another Christmas card,LOL!

I think this is my favorite one so far, but that is because it was so very easy to make.

Elegant "Merry Christmas"

Paper: PTI White, silver paper (bought at Target last year at Christmas time)

Stamps: Festive Season

Ink: VersaMark

Accessories: silver filigree embossing powder from PTI, Cuttlebug embossing folder Lace Tree, clear crystals, white satin ribbon and a Maya Road stick pin

I love these pins. For my card I had to cut a down a bit, as I used it so far down on the card I simply snipped some of the pin off with some floral wire cutters I have.

To see all of the contents of the Kit Betsy has included in the Kit click here .

You will be getting a nice variety of items for only $ 6.50. That is one good deal!!! To see what Joanne and Connie came up with, simply click on their names and it will take you to their wonderful creations.

Oh, before I forget, remember you can buy this Kit using the 10% off with the code that is still active

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I am very grateful that you are taking time to come an see me. Please, leave me some love so I know you've stopped by.

Hugs and have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hi all...

and welcome to day 3 of ISC's Christmas Card Extravaganza /Blog Hop. Over the past few days the other Architects and I have shown you the possibilities that the newly released stamp sheets can bring. Today I have a few cards for you. Yep, I saved the BEST for last ;D. The first card I am showing today is a cards made in some rather unusual Christmas colors, but who says Christmas has to be all traditional? See when we received our packages and had to cut the stamps out, I was not sure what I was going to do. But after some brain storming it came to me (it's almost like the light bulb came on ;D) I was doing something eclectic with the eclectic set :D:D. So, since I love all shades of brown I went with it. For my base I used PTI Kraft layered with some PTI Dark Chocolate. After that I took a piece of Kraft cs and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Divine Swirls folder and ran over it with a sponge and Chalk Box Chestnut Roan ink. For the Christmas tree I ran the Nesties Megabilities curved rectangles through the bug with some Kraft cs and stamped the tree on it in Memento Rich Cocoa. The BG was stamped on yet another Nesties cut piece of cs in Dark Chocolate and the script was stamped on it in VersaMagic Wheat. For the sentiment I cut a a strip of Kraft cs sponged the edges with Chestnut Roan and Roch Cocoa and put a antique square copper brad through and adhered it to the card and voila my eclectic Christmas card was done. Have a look....

Eclectic Christmas


Paper: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate

Stamps: ISC Eclectic Christmas

Inks: VersaMagic Wheat, Memento Rich Cocoa,

for the distressing : Chalk Box Chestnut Roan and Memento Rich Cocoa

Accessories: Nesties Megabilities curved rectangles, Cuttlebug embossing folder Divine Swirls, antique copper brad square, foam tape, 3D foam dots

What you think?

As promised I have another card for you all. Remember the pear card from the sneak peek on Friday? Well, I just had to make another card with this fun set. With this one I went a total different route and out came this fun little card.

Happy Thanksgiving......


Paper: PTI White, Bazzill textured olive cs, Basic Grey Offbeat

Stamps: Fruitful ISC

Inks: SU Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fired Brick, Watercolor Pencils

Accessories: green satin ribbon, Cricut Expression Home Accents cartridge for the label tag, foam tape, blender pen

See a totally simple card, but it looks so fun. As I was going through my paper stash I noticed that this Basic Grey Offbeat pad had some paper in it that was just perfect as it has pears and apples on it ;D and the colors, well, that is how the colors where chosen, LOL!!!

This is it for my post today, but remember if you have not done so in order to win 3 FREE of the Christmas stamp sheets you will have to leave a comment on the ISC Blog by the end of today what Christmas means to you and your family. Pretty simple, isn't it?

Since this is still a Blog Hop, make sure you head on over to Julie, she has something absolutely gorgeous to share with you all as well and all you have to do is hit the button below

but wait, remember that ISC is also offering you a discount during this time. You will receive 10% off of your entire order if you simply enter the code

Well, i must say this was a fun Blog Hop. I hope that you've got some inspiration from me and all of the other Architects.

Here is the order of the Blog Hop again, just in case you have missed it:

Start here ISC Blog , Kathy, Sabrina (that's me :D:D:D!!!), Julie, Joanne, Connie , Wendy and back to end at the ISC Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Your comments really mean a lot to me and keep me going ;D.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hey, it's me again.....

yep, I have another post for you all today. Last week my husband came home, I believe it was Thursday night, and he told me to put a friend of his from work on our prayer list at church. I was ready to let our Pastor know on Friday morning, when I received an e-mail from my husband telling me to disregard to put his friend on the prayer list as he had died Thursday night at the age of only 52 years. I did not know him personally as my hubby works an hour away but when he got home that night, I asked him if he wanted me to make a Sympathy card for his family and he said "that would be nice". So this morning I got some of my stamps out and went for it. I just hope and pray that this humble little card will give his wife a little comfort. I started with a base of PTI Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate and some of my favorite K&Company Classic K McKenna. The DP was directly adhered unto the Dark Chocolate and sponged a little . For the focal image which is from the SU set Essence of Love I cut a circle with my Nesties Classic Circles dies and stamp the image in SU Close to Cocoa. As I also wanted to use the sentiment from this set instead of a "With Sympathy " I used the "Thinking of You" and stamped it unto a tag which I cut with the Nesties Ribbon Tag Trio in Vintage Cream on a Dark Chocolate tag. To adhere the tag I used some yummy velvet ribbon I found at Mike's a while ago added some Ginger colored Dew Drops in all four corners and some Recollections half pearls on the tag. I also added some butterflies which I cut out with my Martha Stewart 3 butterflies punch. A pretty simple card, but I hope it will bring some comfort.

This is the outside of the card and below is the inside of the card where I used the words "thoughts and prayers are with you from yet another SU set called "Always in my Thoughts".

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, K&Company Classic K McKenna

Stamps: SU Essence of Love and SU Always in my Thoughts
Ink: Chalk Box Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, SU Close to Cocoa, Palette Vintage Cream from PTI
Accessories: Nesties Classic Circles Large, Ribbon Tag Trio, Martha Stewart 3 butterflies punch, Recollections half pearls, Dew Drops in Ginger, foam tape, 3 D foam dots, Velvet ribbon from Mike's

This is it for this post. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Good Tuesday morning.......

and welcome to day 2 of ISC's Christmas Card Extravaganza/Blog Hop. Today I will show you another Christmas card I made with one of the gorgeous new sets that were released yesterday and it is called "Festive Season". When I think festive, well the good old silver/white color combo comes to mind. So, I've got out some gorgeous silver paper I've got last year at Target of all places (love that place ;D) but since it is a little on the flimsy side I matted it on some True Black cs from PTI in combination with a white PTI cs base. But before I matted the silver paper I ran it through my Bug, my Cuttlebug that is, and used one of my new folders "Victoria" I've ordered back in August I believe and it finally arrived the end of September. Anyhow, I loved how crisp it came out and immediately I thought, hmmm lets combine it with the flourish of the Festive Season set. I tell ya, sometimes things work themselves out ;D. Since I had planned to use the gorgeous ornament included in this set to begin with it kind of was nice to give my card that little extra umph..... I stamped the flourish on a True Black cut Labels 4 piece in white. I planned on using a silver ink pad, but it was all tried out :C. For my ornament I stamped it on white PTI cs in VersaMark and embossed it with Filigree silver embossing powder and it looked just wonderful. As you can see the ornament has these flourishes on it so my mind went into overdrive and I remembered that I bought some cool glitter a long time ago (and never used it) and it would give those flourishes some more interest. So I added some Quicky Glue pen and applied the glitter. Have a look and see for yourself

Elegant Merry Christmas


Paper: PTI White, True Black, silver paper I bought at Target during Christmas last year.

Stamps: Festive Season ISC

Ink: VersaMark, white opaque ink pad

Accessories: Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder, Nesties Labels 4, white glitter, Recollections silver half pearls, narrow white satin ribbon, foam tape, 3D foam dots, double sided tape

What do you think? I think this is the card I will be making for Christmas for my Mom and family back in Germany ;D.

Since I forgot yesterday to give you all the the links to all of the newly released set I will do it today

Fruitful ( that was the card I showed you all on Friday ;D)

Joyful Christmas

Festive Season (which is used for the card I am showing you today)

Eclectic Christmas

Country Views (this is ideal for magnets, Tim Holtz fragments, Inchies!!!) (Hint, you'll be getting some free samples of the fragments if you purchase this set ;D;D)

Remember that ISC is still offering you

so all you have to do is enter the code isc1009 and you are in business for a great discount!!!

Since this is a Blog Hop I will remind you that if you have not done so, please go to the ISC blog and start there and work yourself through as all of the wonderful Architect have used the same stamps sheets but their creations are oh so different. I love it when I get to see the same set used by someone with a different style. It is pretty amazing!!! So here is the list

Innovative Stamps Creations Blog

Kathy aka KAT

Sabrina (that is ME :D:D)





and back to ISC Blog

remember you have until tomorrow Wednesday 14.October to leave a comment on the ISC Blog what Christmas means to you and your family to win 3 FREE Christmas stamps sets Joyful Christmas, Festive Season and Eclectic Christmas).

So, if you are on your track and you cam from Kathy all you have to do is click on the blinkie below and it will take you directly to Julie so you can admire her version of one of these wonderful sets

Wow, this was a long post, sorry, but I wanted to make sure I don't forget anything.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you enjoyed your visit.