Friday, August 31, 2012

A man and his horse

     Recently I have been working on some masculine cards for the church....I used this layout with a great scripture and scene stamped in the background from Our Daily Bread Designs.  While I was working I saw this image I had colored peeking out at me and decided it would look great in this same layout.  This is my newest Floral Ovals die from Spellbinders and the stamp is a recent purchase from Sutter Stamps, they have some great images, as well as scenes.  Operation Write Home has a challenge going on for masculine cards so I am going to enter this there.  Like the style of this stamp and layout so much I will probably make a set of them to take to the ranch to a friend.  

Supplies:  Sutter Stamp, Spellbinder Die, CS, Copics

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


     My oh my, how the weeks are flying by.  I am finally using both arms after my surgery - not that being one armed stopped me from doing some stamping......stamping is a real form of relaxation for me.  I just had to plan my cards out and take my time, and use a lot of straight cuts.  Nice to feel comfortable using all the tools I have at my disposal, and be able to color with my Copics again.  This card is for the church bookstore.....they tell me they need some more and I am happy to oblige.  I will also put it in a few challenges because its always fun to put your name in the pool to win something.
     I really like this Lattice Motif die and think it looks great using matching papers.  Of course, its always fun to have an excuse to make some flowers.  These were cut with a die from white cardstock, then I put a little ink on the edges, rolled, layered, and then spritzed them with some Shimmer Sparkle.  The vines are from my Cheery Lynn die, and I edged the card, and die with my gold leaf pen.,

Supplies:  Spellbinders Lattice Motif, Cheery Lynn vine, McGill Stylus, Gold Leaf Pen, Mango Frost Matstack, Stampin' Up Trust God.

Challenges:  Simon Says Anything Goes,  Perfect Sentiment PSC47, Stampin' Sisters In Christ #154

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Kissed by the sun and God


  This little cutie from Mo's Digital Pencil "Little Umbrella" screams summer....and I think now that it is mid August (and kids are back to school here) I have realized all those things I meant to do to celebrate the sun.  When we were at the Ranch I had to watch my sun time by the pool, and riding (not easy when its 110 degrees) as the medication I was on warned me to be cautious....I decided to follow the directions and did not get to spend the time I so enjoy in the pool and basking in the sun.  Now, before I know it, summer is just about gone!  So why not color up this lovely lady.
      When I began coloring her I posted her in process on my Facebook page.  One of my friends, who is in charge of Cross Walk Bookstore in Missouri (where I send a lot of my Christian cards for sale) challenged me to put some scripture to it and send it to them.  Loved the challenge - while there were some scriptures I thought of, I just happened to get a Stampin' Up order in the mail a few days later and lo and behold my Trust God set contained what I think is a perfect sentiment.  "Each one of us is God's special work of art".  Inked it up, put it on paper, and viola - a card that makes me 'smile'.  I am in the process of coloring and putting a few more of these together as I think it is the perfect birthday card for a few of my friends.

Materials:  Stampin' Up sentiment, Mo's Digital Pencil, Copics, cardstock, corner punch, Marvy punch, Inkadinkadoo shells stamp

Friday, August 3, 2012

Buckaroo in training

     Women of the Wild West - woo hoo - got me my cowboy.  After losing to higher bids on e-bay a sister stamper hooked me up. A little across the continent negotiating and at long last I had him in my arms....thank goodness I have an understanding husband!   The Man's a little used, but what man isn't LOL!!  Some of the ladies at Splitcoaststampers have a little rivalry going on about the Man here - I made this card for the Get Dirty Masculine challenge.  I have been waiting for the little buckaroo to arrive for a week with this card in mind.  I do like my western stamps. 

Materials:  Spellbinders, Copics, Stampin Up Wild Wild West, Sutter Stamps, Unity sentiment, Local King Rubber Background

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