Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sad/Happy :)

God called another of His saints home this week ~ a lovely lady with the sweetest spirit ~ my daughter and her granddaughter were bestest buds when they were little! Again I have the honor of playing at her memorial service. So it's a sad thing, 'cause we'll all miss her, but a happy thing, that Christ has overcome the world ( and Alzheimer's ) and we'll see her again soon. God is good! Oh yeah, the card....just got some new design paper on clearance at Craft Warehouse. It's actually a little *yellower* in person....sanded a CB folder, *Nestabilitied* the verse...sorry I can't remember whose it is....old UM trade. That's it for now :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Three Cups of Tea

I just finished reading this really great book. (Yes, I'm always at least 6 months behind what's *new* :) It was required reading for my daughter's college last year, and I thought it would be interesting to read it too and discuss it with her. I'm so glad I did! Now I need to find the next book and devour it too :) I understand that there was some controversy surrounding the exact details in the book, but to me, what matters most is the servant's heart of Greg Mortenson and all he has accomplished for the children who can now go to school for the first time in their lives- especially girls in Afghanistan & Pakistan. I know that those countries have been torn apart by war & strife. It reminds me never ever to take for granted for the freedom & liberty we have in America ~ and that knowledge is power! I plan to support this effort in the near future with more than just my prayers. Check it out :) ><>

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Welcome Paisley Jane :)

We have a new addition to the family- I have a *grand kitty* :) My son & his girlfriend adopted a baby kitten- a yellow tabby- and I wanted to thank them for *kitty sitting* my cat while we were away on vacation :) I've had the cat image for years, got it unmounted in a swap, so I don't really know who made it...but the little paw print is one of the Heart & Soul paw print stamps. I'd forgotten how sweet kittens cat was about 7 months old when we got her years ago. Ciao Meow ><>

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Scrappy Get Well :)

This is for a friend at my church. She's been struggling with health issues for a few years now....1 step forward and 2 steps back. Hopefully this will make her smile and feel encouraged a bit. The white background paper is actually from an old wallpaper book :) and the rest are scraps from my desk that needs cleaning off. I think the phrase is vintage Printworks. I double punched the flower ( don't look too closely :) It's been fun playing in my studio this past week. Reality check says *go pull weeds* ><>

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Patriotic Time :)

So I'm still having fun with my patriotic papers :) The flower is Heart & Soul, colored with a little watercolor & reinker. I glued some beads in the center and added a little glitter glue...kinda hard to see in the photo. Yesterday was a great day. But I'm thankful that *firework season* is on the wane...I know all the noise is hard on the poor animals... and I'm a little embarrassed as an American that we waste so much money on them. ( I haven't bought any since our kids grew out of them....but that's not to say I don't waste enough money elsewhere :( I digress. Looks like another beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest ><>

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th!

More fun with that *beautiful for spacious skies* paper :) I cut some scrap pieces and made the wind mill. Words are Heart & Soul- I used that *sequin waste ribbon* as a stencil and sponged dots everywhere- a little bling here and there too. I had a stamping *revelation* this week! Been collecting these old photo cubes at Goodwill & garage sales- have a bunch- and *DUH* they make perfect covered blocks! Be sure to tape them closed before gluing on the papers. Although I couldn't distress them like the wood ones, they do have a neat little *shine* around the edges. And they are way cheaper than a same-sized wood block would be (and lighter too....but that doesn't matter :) Praying for a safe and wonderful Independance Day for all my American friends! ><>

Here's a close up of the windmill :)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

God Bless America :)

I absolutely LOVE these BoBunny papers! Words are Heart & Soul. The paper did the rest- with a little bling added to the back of the star. Of course I can't stand to waste any of that prism paper, so I strip pieced it around the edges :) Made a wood block to go with it. One of my favorite H & S stamps says "God has already blessed Amerca- how about if America blesses God?" Food for thought while BBQ-ing ><>

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I tell you what!

Yesterday was a great day for a random visit to Craft Warehouse :) A bunch of the embossing folder sets were marked down to $3.80! So I bought them :) I made this card right away for some sweet young people ( I would call them *kids*, because they are compared to me :) but I don't want to offend :) at our church who are getting married tomorrow. Look closely and you can see the clear plastic wedding cake layered over the main image- the plastic was from the packaging. Both were in the embossing set. The white pieces are from their wedding announcement. These are their colors too- or close enough for horseshoes! Congrats J & K and God Bless your marriage tomorrow and always ><>