Friday, August 7, 2009

Hello there my blogging friends....

on this absolutely gorgeous Friday here in oh so HOT Arizona. Let me tell you, yesterday my mail delivery lady made me happy, because she brought me some cool new stamps to play with. Yeah, I've got my Verve order in. As I've said many times before, I am crazy about scripture and inspirational stamps. Let me see, I did just say that yesterday, sorry, but I really am crazy about them. So, this morning after I was done doing my house duties, I went into my stamp room and just went for it. Can you believe that I made 3 cards in one hour? They just came together so quickly since I've had last night to think about it ;D.

The first card I'd like to share with you all is more Vintage than anything else, but I wanted to use some Kraft cs with some of a scrap of K&Company Ancestry paper I had laying on my table. Not a lot of embellishments, which was kind of a hard thing for me, because I LOVE embellishments, but I think it works and even can be mailed in a regular envelope and not a over sized bubble one :D:D.

Create in me.......


Paper: PTI Kraft, K&Company Ancestry

Stamps: Verve Notes of Prayer for the cross, Plain Jane stamp Psalm 51:10

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Chalk Box Creamy Brown for the sponging of the edges, Versa Craft Sand to stamp the cross on the DP

Nesties Labels 2, half pearls, crystals and some awesome cluny lace in ecru I found at Joann's yesterday for only 25 cents /yard.

I love this scripture and wanted to focus more on the scripture than on all of the embellishments so what do you think, does it pass?

All right, let me tell you a little about the second card. This card is a little more masculine. Last week Korin over at Sweet and Sassy stamps had a blow-out sale and I bought a few, yeah, like I don't have enough of the Basic Grey pads already :D:D:D, and one of them was the Boxer one. Every time I wanted to buy this pad before it was out of stock, so I was happy, really happy when I was able to get it and on SALE for that matter. At my shopping trip to Joanne's yesterday I was browsing around the store when I've noticed that they had changed a lot of things around and they actually had an entire section with tons of Scrapbook and Jewelry making supplies on CLEARANCE. So you already know that the girl had to stroll down those isles with my 4 y.o. in the shopping cart, when I saw these fun little Faith based charms and they were only 97 cents!!!! They had them in a silver finish and in aged copper (love the look of aged copper :D:D:D) so I had to grab a few of each. Oh, I forgot to tell you they had like 8 or 10 charms in a package, so that was really a great deal there.

To make a long story short I bought tons of stuff since they had their 66 years founders day sale going on, but please, please don't tell my husband, he thinks I am going overboard with this card making thing. Men, I tell ya, they have no idea. I always tell him it is much cheaper than Therapy,LOL!!!!!

What do you think about this little more masculine card?

I lift up my eyes......... Psalm 121:1-2


Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Bazzill Vanilla textured, Basic Grey Archaic

Stamp: Verve Plain Jane Psalm 121:1-2

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Nesties Labels 2, Expressions of Faith bible charm green grosgrain ribbon, narrow brown satin ribbon, tiny buttons from a grab-bag from Walmart, foam tape, double sided tape, dimensionals

Does this one pass as a masculine card? I am always having a little of a hard time with those, so I am happy when I get some DP pads that have both feminine and masculine papers in it.

I am not done yet, I have another one for ya!!!!!

Yep that makes three cards in one post. Yeah, I am finally catching for not posting in a while. :D:D:D.

As you can imagine since I had ordered a few stamps from Verve I had to use them, so one more for today, but there is always tomorrow, when I can show you the rest of them {rolls eyes}!!!!

I have admired this Meditations Set from Verve for a long time, but was not sure if I really needed it. Well, yes, I do NEED it, because this scripture "Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be ACCEPTABLE in your sight, o Lord, my strength and my redeemer" Psalm 19:14

I don't know about you, but there are times when I get really upset and sometimes I just say what is on my mind without thinking about it. Well, to say the least I have upset myself and hurt probably more people than I ever would want to admit, especially before I got saved, 16 years ago, but to this day I try to think before I speak (does not work all the time, but I am working on it) and not say anything that will offend or hurt anybody in any way. This scripture is the PERFECT reminder and I myself think I'll make a little tag or something to put in my car, purse, wallet, refrigerator or anywhere I might need it, so I can be a better person and remind myself. It is a work in progress and I personally don't think that this work is done in this lifetime, but I want to make sure that I get a spot up in heaven and that my name is written in that big book that assures just that. Sorry, did not mean to preach to you all ;D.

So here is my third and final card for now.

Let the words of my mouth.........

Paper: PTI white, True Black, Basic Grey Boxer

Stamp: Verve Meditations Psalm 19:14

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

black textured ribbon, Nesties Large Labels, silver half pearls from Michael's, Foam Tape, double sided tape

If you can see it in the close-up I kind of curled the flower pedals a little and I think it makes them a little more alive.

How do you like this one? Was I able to give you guys some eye candy today or what? :D:D:D:D

Thank you all for taking the time to stop by today. I am not sure if I will be able to upload anything this weekend, so just in case I don't, I wish all of you a wonderful and relaxing weekend.



Grace said...

OMgoodness Sabrina!!! You were a busy girl and you KNOW you did my kind of cards here!!! I love these Scriptures! I have this last one too and love it! I love the pretty lace you found for such a steal and the little charm is perfect! What a productive hour you had! It would take me three times that long!!!

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Have a blessed weekend! Hugs!

Silke said...

Oh my goodness - Sabrina!!! You stamped your little heart out - LOL!!! All three cards are GORGEOUS!!! I love the Plain Jane Psalms with each and everyone!!! Believe it or not I have a few that I have not even inked up - YIKES :(

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Stay cool - wink!!! Hugs ~S~

Mary said...

WOW! You made 3 very beautiful cards in 1 hour? Gosh it it takes me about 3 hours just to make one card. I love all 3 of your cards. I think it is wonderful that you made a nasculine card. As for the last one I have got to get that verse.


cardsbycarla said...

You've been so busy!! Lovely delicate cards - always love your style. (Great deal on the charms!!)

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sbarina - your cards are gorgeous! How quick you have made them - it takes me ages on each card!@ Well done! Love This Vevre scriptures - perfect for feminine or masculine!! I am looking forward to seeing your new stamps being inked and made into cards - you go girl!!! Thanks for sharing - keep those 'treasures of the heart' coming - they are gorgeous!!

Charlene said...

All 3 are beautiful, takes me so long to do one, I don't know how you crank them out and have each one look amazing. I've gotta dig out my Scripture stamps for sure!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Such awesome cards!!! Love them all!