Monday, December 30, 2013

Mojo Monday 326, New Mercies

This is the very first Mojo Monday challenge I have participated in.  I also just received my first Verve stamps in the mail.  I won some of them through SCS Hope you can cling to.  I love the verse that says God's mercies are new each morning.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

cQc221, Toiling Around...

This card is for another challenge from the Colour Queen challenge.  The colors are baked brown sugar, bermuda bay, midnight muse, coastal cabana, and white.  This was pretty much all playing and experimental.  First I stamped on my toile stamps from SU with a few of the colored markers.  I wanted the colors more blended so ended up spraying not only my paper, but my stamp.  I sponged the edges and added a few pearls.  I used a inkadinkado stamp for the sentiment - using a few punches and some seam binding.  It was fun to create.  Thanks or looking!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

This card was made for the color challenge #272.  The colors for this challenge were baja breeze, certainly celery, orchid opulence, smoky slate, and white.  I used my SU flowers and punch.  I also used the grid stamp and some washi tape.  The I love you stamp is from inkadinkado.  Thanks for looking.  Wishing everyone a healthy and happy holiday.

cQc220, Flowers for you...

This card was made for the color queen challenge #220.  The colors were brown sugar, coastal cabana, strawberry slush, summer starfruit, and white.  I didn't have the starfruit so used curry instead.  The hummingbird comes from the SU Elements of Style set.  The rest of the stamps were from a SAB set from last year.  I paper pierced also, which I haven't done in a long time.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


I made this sympathy card for myself.  I used this as part of the grieving process.  I lost my fuzzy friend On Wednesday Dec. 11th.  It was a very painful 24 hours as my husband and I went back and forth to the emergency clinic for pets 5 times.  At the finish of this I asked for confirmation from God that we were doing the right thing in letting him go.  God did assure us.  There were so many things that went wrong so fast.  I am still not able to think about it in detail or picture any of what went on.  I thank my friends for understanding.  I know that others can relate as they too have lost their dear friends.  It hurts.  I have always liked this stamp set from SU and it is now that I find comfort from it myself.  

Friday, December 6, 2013

F4A198, MIX45, cQc218, Christmas Holly...

This card was done for three challenges.  The Free for all challenge asked that we use some holly on our card.  The Mix challenge asked that we use chalk inside of a stencil.  The color queen challenge had us using lime aid, red, Bermuda Bay, and Cool Caribbean.  So, I made my own stencil and then used chalk - the colors of the color challenge.  And the holly speaks for itself.  Three challenges - good for me.  Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CC455, Daffodil Poinsettias...

This card was made for the color challenge on SCS.  Karen picked the colors of daffodil delight, gold, and wild wasabi.  I didn't have any gold paper so I went with gold embossing.  I embossed my image, watercolored it, and then fussy cut it out.  I then embossed the sentiment and some snow.  I'm pretty pleased with it as it was not the first thing I attempted.  Thank you Karen for your creative challenge.