Crafters of Faith: Isaiah 60:19


Happy Friday!

                                       I hope your weekend is off to a good start!                                                    Today's card is fro the Crafters of Faith card group                                                            and our hostess this month is Liz.

       We are making cards this month based on her challenge and scripture:

Isaiah 60:19 ~

  The sun will no more be your light by day, 

nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,

 for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.

Thank you, Liz!
Her challenge, along with the scripture is to use radiant or sundials
on our cards somehow.

Thank you, Liz!

Her challenge, along with the scripture is to use radiant or sundials
on our cards somehow.
I used the MFT stencil die to create sunbeams
and this little cutie is off to the beach!
i used a snow hills die to mimic waves that she is standing in.

Here is the inside of the card:

One of my HAPPIEST places!
The beach!

I know this isn't the most spiritual card
but that isn't necessarily the only requirement of the group.
We are faith-filled, creative and talented cardmakers!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ...


CCEE2032 - Lighthouse Day!

Hi friends!

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers:
Lighthouse Day!

Liz is our hostess for August and she has lived most of her life near the Gulf of Mexico
 and salt water seems to run in her veins. 
When she found out that August 7th is Lighthouse Day,
 she is asking us to use a lighthouse in your cardmaking and
 use a scripture or encouraging verse to add to it,
 hoping these words can light someone's way on their path of life.

Oh Liz, me too!
We are SO SO lucky to live very close to Miami Beach
and I ADORE the water, the sound of the surf, the salt in the air, 
the smell of Coppertone :)

Here is my card for this week:

and just love this nautical stamp set.
It's also the first time I'm inking it up - eeek!
I tried to 'write in the sand' by using similiarly colored ink for the sand
but I think it looked better in my head, LOL!

Please be sure to link up your cards with Mr. Linky if you'd like to play along.
You can see the DT cards here on the blog.

A final look at my card:

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings 


TPB: Nautical Slimlne!

Hello friends!

Thank you so much for the sweet comments
on my daughter's college graduation!
We are so proud of her ~
now it's off to her Master's Degree studies :)

Today's card is for The Project Bin stamps
as it's my day to post on the blog.

I've used the Anchor's Away stamp set - a summer fave!
The slimline dies give this such a different and unusual look ~
 paired with festive nautical paper and vellum underneath.

As you can see, mine is well loved!

You can find this stamp set in the shop here
and here's a look at the stamp set all together:

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!

I'll enter this to:  Cupcake Inspirations: Nautical


July Blind Box .- New Video!

Hi friends!

Today is a MARVELOUS day! 

 Our 3rd daughter is graduating from college today!
She's already finished all her classes in the Spring
and they've delayed graduation due to Coronavirus
with no intention to have another one so it's today via Zoom!
It's a huge milestone and we're so SO very proud.

We have a HUGE surprise for her 
with a commencement ceremony here at home
with all the pomp and circumstance
and she has no idea what we are about to pull off this surprise!

 I have a new video up on my YouTube channel
I thought it would be fun to try for the summer
 and stay-stuck-at-home moments during July. 
 A little adventure!

Here is the video if you'd like to see it 

This was so much fun!

If you remember from this post, this was the 3rd something
that I signed up for :)
I'm still learning my way around and so far, it's been a blast.

I used the Picket Fence Studios Sweet Dear Friend
for the art and the rest was the box!

Here's a peek at my card

Thanks so much to all that have subscribed and liked ..
I appreciate you!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


Flying by with kites!

So 3 pieces of felt walked into a bar ............


Just Kidding!

Today's card is something new to me ~ creating with felt!
It's also part of a contest for the Dueling Darlings card group.
This year is our 10 years of being together and 
we've had a whole lotta party going on!

All 16 members (myself included) were sent 3 banners in random colors
and a piece of red/white twine
and it's one of the party games :)

The rules!
Create a card using ONLY the 3 snippets of felt and the twine!
Sentiment stamps were allowed but that's it ~
no additional stamps or extras - just the kit.

In addtiion, there's a prize for the most creative card ~
by a non-cardmaking judge who will pick the winner!

The challenge!

For my card, I kept it to just the 3 pieces of felt and the twine,
which I unrolled from the red and used only the white.
No additional stamps or embellishments other than my cardstock, inks and glue!

The card!

When I first saw and boutht these banners, 
I saw the same thing my daughter saw: ghosts!
And my random colors in my envelope 
were pink, green and purple ~ hmmm.
To me, these colors said 'Easter' ...  now I've got Easter ghosts?!

To create the background, I used in to create the clouds,
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle slimline and an MFT cloud stencil, all allowed
and nothing additional is on my card!

And I really like it - it's super bright and colorful and oh. so. cheerful!

Here's a close up of the sentiment.
This is such a sweet message and it's from the Uplifting Thoughts
stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

This is a pretty tall card - 9" x 3.75" to be exact!
Someone one said "slimline cards - once you take the plunge -
 are quite addicting."
I can certainly see that as they lend themselves to have a lot of room!
Trying to squeeze all this onto an A2 size card would be quite difficult ...
like me ...
trying to fit into my jeans :)

Final look!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!

Card entered to: Snippets Playground/ Pixie's Crafty Workshop


CCEE2031 ~ Birthday cards!

Hi friends!

Today's CCEE Stampers challenge is Lois' final challenge for July.
Her challenge for this week:

Harry Potter!

 She said ..." As you are most probably aware, I am a big Harry Potter fan.  
Tomorrow (7/31) is his birthday.  
My challenge to you is to create a card to celebrate this event - 
something magical or just a birthday card."

I love this theme!
We love visiting Hogsmeade ~
the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando!
The first time we rode Harry Potter and the Hidden Journey,
I about had a heart attack!

Sorry - I"m just a wee Muggle! :)

This week, I needed a birthday card (non Harr Potter)
and the request was for anything ocean themed
so I used the new shark stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps
called 'Sea You Soon."

   I also created a water background by using the WCW on SCS for this week.
 I added some clear dew drops
and popped up the images and sentiment on foam.

The Happy Birthday is here,
on the inside:

Thanks for stopping by!
Stop by the CCEE Stampers blog and link up your cards, too!

Big hugs, bigger blessings 


Stamp What?! ~ Happy Camper!

Hello friends!

Today's card is for the Stamp What?! card challenge 
that my son came up with :)
It was a fun idea to get me to use my "Old Dusties" 
or the older wooden Stampin' Up stamps.

Stamp = STAMPin' up
What = what is he going to chose!

This has a hilariously entertaining challenge
 I started at the beginning of this year
and it's been great fun!

Each month, 
he wanders over to the stacks and pulls one at random.
I'm always excited to see what he choses
and, out of curiousity, ask him what he chose the one he did!

This month?
He chose Happy Camper!

Me:  "GREAT summer choice!  What inspired this one?"
Him:  I didn't get to go to my 2 summer camps or BSA High Adventure Camp,
and I was kinda bummed.  This one was neat."

Awwwww :(

So I am doing my best to bring CAMP to a card!

 Here's the stamp set, one I LOVE LOVE LOVE and forgot it was in the pile!

 The thing about the older wooden stamps,
even though this one was in pristine condition,
is they are harder to stamp with!
I have gotten SPOILED with my mini MISTI!
I can't stamp without it!

So for this card, I removed the red rubber from the wooden blocks
and added them to my MISTI.
I was able to go over the stamp with inks with several passages ~
lightening and darkening the bear.

I invited my friends Barb and Jeanette to play along this year
with this fun 'use your old stuff' challenge
and you can see their cards on their blogs, too.

For some extra fun, I searched my DSP pile 
(it's been awhile since I've used it and I'm falling in love with using 
designer papers again!)
I was happy to see this paper from 2009 ~ Sweet Slumber Party!
And thank you to my sweet friend Laurajean
for knowing the name of it!

This was so much fun ~
and I can hardly wait to see what he chooses next month!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings