Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bon Appetit

I talked with my son today both by text and actually talked with him as well. It was good to hear his voice.

I decided to send him a care package with some homemade banana bread and some other treats as well as some vitamins. Four cases of H1N1 have been confirmed on campus. I'm hoping he's keeping himself healthy.

This card was made to add to the box. I hope he enjoys it. I used the colors from today's color challenge on SCS to decide what colors to use for this card.

The stamp set used is from Stampin' Up! and called Voila.
Cardstock and ink colors are Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, black, and Whisper White. I cut out the chef and the dome to the tray separately and attached them with dimensionals. I think it makes his foot look like he's going to walk right off the front of the card.

I hope he likes the card and more importantly the goodies in the box.

Stampin' Up!

For those of you who know me well, I am a person that holds to my convictions.
I have agonized over a decision since the beginning of the month and have finally come to a decision. As of the end of this month, I will no longer be a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! Some changes have come about, and I don't feel that I can fulfill the obligations that the company has set before me.

I will be placing one last order before the end of the month. So, any of my customers who are in need of supplies, or would just like to place an order, please call me by Monday evening and I add your order to the others that are already coming in to me.

I still love the products that Stampin' Up! has to offer and I will still use the products and purchase the products, I just do not feel I can be a demonstrator anymore.

Thanks for listening.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lord's Prayer

I did another of the Create and Recreate at church on Sunday. However, due to everyone's busy schedules, there were only 2 of us there.

I made this card after getting home from that event.

Cardstock colors include:
SU Bermuda Bay
SU Cameo Coral

Cameo Coral
Bermuda Bay

SU Thoughts & Prayers
ODBD Lord's Prayer

Ribbon from SU and flowers from Prima

My card style tends to be clean and simple, so I hope you like what I've done here. The flowers are stamped twice for a shadow effect. The main image panel and the Cameo Coral layer are popped up with SU dimensionals for more interest. I used the SU Mat Pack for the piercing on the Bermuda Bay layer.


No, I haven't given up on my blog.

After my son moved to college, my daughter took over his bedroom in the basement. Well, you can imagine that it needed some freshening up. So, after painting the walls, shampooing the carpets and putting sealer paint on the floor underneath the carpet, we got her moved into her larger digs. She's loving it!

Now came the part of what to do to take care of the bedroom she moved out of upstairs. After realizing that I couldn't just wash down the walls and move stuff in there, the paint cans came out. Looking thru what was available already in the house gave me and idea and I ran with it. I only purchased 1 new can of paint and got a great result. The walls are now painted - the floor has been scrubbed - the guest bed has been moved up from the basement - a couple pictures have been hung on the walls - and the room already looks FULL but very nice for a guest bedroom.

With having knee surgery just 3 weeks ago, I think I did pretty well to get that much done.

I will try to post pictures soon.

Anyway, I had a couple of cards ready to post here too, but the scanner is not doing them justice and my daughter has borrowed my digital camera. I guess it will have to wait.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Double Pocket Card

I started this card a while ago and just didn't know how I was going to finish the layers to go in the pockets.

Today it came to me and this is how the card looks completed.

This is a Double Pocket card and there is a wonderful tutorial here: http://jarfullofjoy.blogspot.com/2008/04/double-pocket-card-tutorial.html by Judy Rozema on how to make this great card starting with just one piece of double sided designer paper.

The stamp sets I used are from Stampin' Up! and are Kind & Caring Thoughts and God's Blessings. The papers are also from Stampin' Up!

Check out the tutorial and post a link to YOUR
creation in the comment section of this card.

Have a great rest of the week!

For those who know, my knee is feeling much better. It's kind of stiff and needs some strengthening, but it's much better than it's been in a long time. Thanks for thinking of me.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Our Daily Bread Designs

I received this image a long while back. The image is from a set from Our Daily Bread Designs.

This card was put together using the idea from this week's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststamper.

This card was made for a sympathy card. We lost a good friend and member of our congregation this week. He left church on Sunday after having taken communion and went home to his Savior.
It's a loss for us, but a blessing for him.