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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Just seeing if I can remember how to do this.  Haven't been on here for a long time!  Want to say this set and die is from My Favorite Things (MFT) just in case this works :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

BIG flower - ODBD 57

Yep - that's right.  Two posts in one week.  A new record for me in recent history!  The idea for this card came from my friend, Julie, again.  She graciously came to my home to remind me and Crystal of what to do with some of our tools purchased ions ago.  She brought some new toys - SU!'s punch & set that will do this kind of image. 

The challenge from ODBD this week is to do no coloring.  As you can see, it makes this card perfect for their challenge!  The paper is from Basic Grey, the dots are Liquid Pearls Platinum, and the center of the flower is punched out with a MS punch. 

(Sorry the date is on my picture.  However, since I now have two grandsons, I need the date on most of my photos.  I'll try to remember to turn that feature off next time I get to stamp.  : P)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Watercolor Cards & a Challenge

Hello, Dear Stamping Friends!  I am happy to say that I've been stampng today, making birthday cards for the rest of the month.  Can you believe tomorrow is Palm Sunday?  I just had to show you my Spring-like cards.  I've embossed both images on watercolor paper, but used different mediums to add the colors.  The pink card was made by using Watercolor Wonder Crayons from Stampin' Up!.  They are super easy to use, and thanks to my talented friend, Julie, I was reminded just how WONDERful they are.  I simply swiped a line of color where I wanted it and used a water soaked paintbrush to 'swish' the color around.  As you can see, the colors are soft & pretty.  Because I wanted a more bold look, I made the purple card by using markers to add color.  I then used the same 'swishing' technique to finish off the look. 

I've put the purple card at the top of my post because I'm going to use it for a challenge - Stampin' Sisters in Christ asks us to use purple or wood this week.  The verse is Mark 15:17 "They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him." CONTEXT PASSAGE: Mark 15: 16-20

I think the colors of Spring and the gorgeousness of flowers are much brighter to us when we know what a sacrifice our Savior made in order to have fellowship with us.  Like you, I'm thankful for Jesus & the hope He's given me for a future with Him.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Blessings, Laurie


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge - ODBDSLC52

The challenge this week is to use leather or pearls because ODBD is celebrating their 3rd anniversary! I am extremely gratefull Kelley started the company & has done such a wonderful job of keeping us paper crafters in supply of Scripture sets.  It's a blessing to be able to use a verse as the focal point of my cards. Having said that, however, I am not going to use any ODBD stamps on my submission.  I simply had to share this cute duck image from an unknown company.  I've used Copics to color him and Nesties to make some interesting layers, but other than that this is a very simple card.  Hope you enjoy it.  It surely does make me smile!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Here's my second card for the challenge.  I used the same paper from called Linen Closet by DCWV.  Again I'm doing challenge ODBDSLC26- Dies and Punches  by using Labels 8 and 11.  Go HERE to see the specifics for the Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary Challenge. 

It's been awhile! - ODBDSLC47

Can you even believe I am making a blog post?  It's been six months - Wow, that's a long time!  I've been busy with my first two grandchildren who were born 2 months apart last Fall in addition to my work as a Cprint interpreter.  It's incredible & challenging at the same time, but I've finally gotten some time to stamp.  I'm out of practice, so you'll have to bear with me.  Thank goodness for the wonderful tools we have these days. Fun, fun!

Here are two cards I made recently using DCWV papers. I love the soft color tones & the dainty patterns.  I've received some new-to-me Nesties for my birthday and Christmas that were unused until now, too.  The first card uses Blossoms and the second uses Labels 8 & 11.   I just love how you can layer and mix-n-match.  I've also used some ribbon & my new favorite tool:  Liquid Pearls.  I want to get them in every possible color.  I am truly hooked, Friends!  : P

Both cards will be used in the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light Challenge.  You can see what that's all about  HERE.   I've chosen ODBDSLC26- Dies and Punches as the challenge for their one year Anniversary Challenge.  I've used the Customer Scripture set that I adore.  Hope you enjoy these simple cards.  Thanks for checking in on me, Laurie

Monday, August 16, 2010

Stampin' Sisters In Christ challenges celebrates!

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 
        Romans 5:6-8

Our Birthday Blog Hop starts at the Stampin' Sisters In Christ blog! You'll want to start there and follow along. There are many blessings along the way and chances to win prizes, so we hope you'll join us! All of the blog links will also be there in case you need them.

Now you know a couple of my favorite verses. Romans 5:6-8 astounds me.  God made a way for all people to know Him and have a relationship with Him even though we don't deserve it.  We're not righteous people, not even good people.  We all know it's true deep down in our hearts. There's no power in ourselves to make us worthy of God's love.  But God didn't care about that. His love was higher, deeper, wider, & longer than all our sins. We mean more to Him than all our sins. He proved it when Christ died a death He didn't deserve in order to make a way for us to have that relationship with God, which we don't deserve.   He did the work that gives us the gift of eternal life. Amazing!

I'm thankful you were able to join us for the celebration of a year's worth of Stampin' Sisters In Christ challenges.  You'll want to go HERE to Linda's post as you continue on your way.  May God bless you today.  Hugs, Laurie

EDIT:  Hey, don't forget to leave a comment on the SSIC blog post for the Birthday Hop.  One fortunate commentor will win a $50 gift certificate to spend at the sponsor of their choice!!!
DP-Lemonade by Basic Grey
Sentiment-computer generated
Accessories-Martha Stewart corner punch