"And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his LOVE into our hearts by the Holy Spirit..." Romans 5:5

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Stamp Club Catch Up Party

Today was our Stamp Club Catch Up Party!
Every month, when my club gathers together
everyone has the opportunity to create a FREE project.
This year's club is focused on TECHNIQUES.
So each free project is a new and creative technique.
Today was the Catch Up Party.
If you missed any club or free project since January,
you were able to attend today and make it up.
And if you haven't missed any club gatherings,
you still were invited to attend and create
The following are the free cards we've made
during our 2009 Stamp Club so far...
The first card in this post
was the new card offered at the Stamp Club Catch Up Party.
The one you see above is the first free project we created.
Above is the first free project and
below is the new card offered at the SCCUP.

Above is the first free project and
below is the new card offered at the SCCUP.

Above is the first free project and
below is the new card offered at the SCCUP.

Above is the new card offered at the SCCUP
and below is the first free project.
Not to worry if you could not attend the
Stamp Club Catch Up Party!
All of the projects along with instructions are in your folders.
You can refer to this link any time
you'd like to recreate these looks.
For quick reference, just look to the right under "LABELS"
for Stamp Club Catch Up Party.
Life is busy... better catch up!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Big Shot Sunday

Happy Big Shot Sunday to ya!
Today is the day I celebrate with my
One and Only Big Shot, God -Himself.
It is because of Him that I am able to bring YOU
fabulous Big Shot ideas like these!
Look at this adorable gift set I just gave a friend of mine!
Super cute, huh?!
The cute little box you see below
was created by using the Big Shot machine and
Stampin' Up!'s Scallop Envelope Bigz Die.
Check out this site for super easy directions...
Be sure to say "Thanks!" to Dannie!
And here is the gift card holder
I showed you a couple of weeks ago...
Check back in just a bit
for all of the incredibly fun projects
we created at our
Stamp Club Catch Up Party!
Demos, if you are interested in my
Stamp Club Catch Up Party,
be sure to email me for ideas!

Thank You With LOVE

I just had to say THANK YOU once again
to my friends at SHIMMERZ
for treating us gals on the design team of TTS.
My card has all kinds of Shimmerz goodness on it.
First I spritzed my 4 Leaf Clover Spritz
around the edge of my circle.
Then I colored in my "LoVe" with a #2 paint brush
using the same 4 Leaf Clover Spritz.
SO easy and SO adorable!
For my card, I also used
SU!'s new Melon Mambo card stock and ribbon. Yum!
With that I used Handsome Hunter and Basic Black.
Anytime I paint with a medium such as Shimmerz Spritz,
I always HEAT EMBOSS my image first.
This way the paint is sure to stay within the lines
of the embossed image.
In this case, I used Basic Black Craft Ink and Crystal Clear EP.
My card was inspired by Sketch #71 at
Triple the Sketch
and you can check it out here...
Also be sure to stop by the Shimmerz site here...
so you can see even more inspiration!

I wish you could see the blingy fun these
Shimmerz paints create!
My photos just don't do them justice!
My "LoVe" is sparkling like all get-out and I LOVE it!
Hope your day "shimmerz" today!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Triple the Sketch #71

And yet another week passes while Triple the Sketch
inspires us with yet another fabulous sketch!
I feel the need to once again say
Thank you for sketch #71!
Be sure to check out this sketch and more inspiration here...
I have another thank you to extend...
Thank you to SHIMMERZ Paints!!!
Shimmerz is the TTS sponsor this week.
They have a fabulous assortment of paper paints
that add all sorts of color and bling to your creations.
Visit their site here...
The flower you see above was spritzed with some "Spritz" paint.
It is so much lovelier in real life!
The photo just doesn't show the bling like I wish it would.
However, would you like to know
how to make your own paper flowers like this one?
Then visit the Shimmerz site and go to
"Tips and Tutorials."
That's what I did! and look what I learned!
So sit down for a few minutes today and use this great sketch!
Make a card. Preserve a memory.
and ENJOY!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Royal Wednesday Inspirational Blog Hop

Look at this gorgeous photo!
Doesn't it just make you want to be THERE!
It's these kinds of photos that really inspire me to create.
The colors are so lovely!
So on behalf of Queen Kat Designs,
allow me to offer some inspiration inspired by an
Inspiration Challenge...

For my card stocks, I used the colors
Gable Green, Soft Sky (I know... I miss it too!,)
Almost Amethyst, & Creamy Carmel.
You can order these card stocks straight from me
and you will want to visit the QKD store
to pick up your edition of
"Aloha Spirit" & "Celebrate the Journey"
(which is what I used for this card.)

You should be "hopping" from
and continue hopping on to...
Just be sure you START at
Have a happy hop!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wynne's Challenge

For Wynne's "Out of this World" Challenge today,
I am offering a fun photo album created for my nephew.
Thanks, Wynne, for the fun challenge!
check out Wynne's challenge every Tuesday!
She's so sweet to encourage us and spark our creativity!
Here is a link to her site...
She would absolutely LOVE for you to stop by!
Christian's little "out of this world" photo album
is simply one of those very inexpensive plastic books
found at any store like WM or Tget.
My cover piece is actually the exact size of a card.
So easy to create & so special to receive.
Know that YOU are special to God today.
His love for YOU is truly OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Triple the Sketch #70

Thank you Triple the Sketch for
Sketch #70!
I LOVE it! and this page as well!
Take a look below and you can compare the sketch to my page.
I twisted the sketch as you will see.
Or visit the TTS site here...
And I have yet another THANK YOU today...
a BIG TY... to my beautiful gal and her beautiful heart!
She recently donated her hair to Locks of Love
for the SECOND TIME!
I wish my hair would grow like this!
I think her hair is gorgeous short OR long.
She prefers it long so you know it's quite a sacrafice.
Can you imagine the recipent's reaction ot all those curls?!

May you be blessed today for the sacrafices you make!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Royal Wed Color Combo Blog Hop

You should be jumping FROM
and will continue hopping TO
To START your hop, you will want to go to...
Trust me, you will want to see all the Pink & Teal fun today!
And be sure to visit
this coming MONDAY to see a bit more of this card.
I think you will enjoy the inspiration.
I know this "one cool chic"
(well, actually I know many.
one in particular deserves my gratitude often.)
and she always makes me think,
"I want to be like her when I grow up!"
he he he...
Did I tell you yesterday was my b-day?
Ya, I am 29.
Oh yes I am (again!)
Well, this "one cool chic" always
(I mean ALWAYS) remembers my b-day.
She makes me feel special and
I sooo appreciate her.
I used QKD's
"Rocker Bird" for my friend's card.
Do you think she will enjoy it?
Keep on hopping to...
And may your blessings ROCK today!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Big Shot Sunday

So my mojo isn't so "mo" today. At least I'm posting my Sunday post ON Sunday (even though the day is almost over. Hm.)
If you don't have a Big Shot yet, you will certainly want to invest in one soon! This super cute gift card holder was SO super easy to create using the Top Note Bigz Die and the Big Shot from Stampin' Up!. It really is one of the best investments I've made in my crafting experience.
I used Sahara Sand card stock for the base of my holder and the Thouroughly Modern Designer Series Paper for the front. Because this paper is double sided, I simply turned down the top part of it to create the two different patterns on the front of my holder. The stamp sets I used are "All Holidays" (for you) and soon to be available through the Holiday Mini Catalog, "Charming" (oval flourish frame and butterfly.)
Purchase your Big Shot and recieve a FREE STAMP CAMP for you and five of your friends. This gift card holder is just one of the three projects you and your guests will create... FREE. Call or email me today to order and schedule.
Check back next Sunday for another great Big Shot Sunday project! Blessings!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

More "Sweet" B-day Cards

More "sweet" surprises from more sweet gals over at SCS! I am feeling spoiled! (and I likey!) Thanks Kristi and one of my best big sis's, Luanne! You both ROCK!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Triple the Sketch #69

Oh, I had fun with Sketch #69!!!
My photos made this one SO EASY!
I kept looking at the finished page thinking,
"That was too fast... perhaps I need to do more...
but it looks so cute the way it is...
should I do more...
Sometime, the less Patter at TTS puts on her sketches
the more challenging I find it to create with.
(Although I LOVE a good challenge. wink.)
So this one just seemed so easy peasy to me.
Thanks, Patter!
Did you know Triple the Sketch posts TWICE in one week?
Friday is for scrapbook pages inspiration
and Saturay is for cards and other treasured items.
So head over there now
but be sure to check it out tomorrow as well!
Hope you have as much fun today as
my son and husband had in these photos...
and as much as I had taken them!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sharing My Birthday

How "sweet!" I just love "happy mail!"
I just had to share these adorable cards from a few freinds through my secret sister group as well as the SCS RAK group. Aren't they the "sweetest?!"

Thank you again, Jen, Jenn, and Lauren! You all ROCK!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Card Sketches a blog hop with QKD

This blog hop officially starts at 9:00am.
Feel free to take a peek now but
check back for all the fun to begin!
After 9am you should be jumping FROM
and will continue hopping TO
Today Queen Kat Designs offers us a SKETCH challenge
to intrique our creativity.
So be sure to START your blog hop at the QKD blog here...
This is where the fun begins with the sketch offering.
But not to worry, I've included the sketch
with my post so you can compare it with my card.
I LOVE sketches!
I can go directly with how the sketch appears OR
I have the creative freedom to tweek it.
See if you can figure out just how I "tweeked" this sketch.
For my card, I used the QKD images
"Honolulu Skyline," "Aloha Spirit,"
and this month's new release the "Fish Net" background.
Be sure to check out these images for an "INK"redible value at...
Now have fun and keepin on hopping to...

Be blessed,