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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Birthday Card for a Special Friend

As you can see, I have two watermarks on my picture today. How that happened? I have no idea! For fun, let's call it a tribute to Kristine who gave me this lovely watermark, complete with that cute heart! Thanks a bunch, Kristine!!

This card was made from a sketch I found at Taylored Expressions. The main idea was to use three different patterns of paper. I used a MS border punch across the middle, but you could easily substitute ribbon there for a more simple, straightforward look. The Verve flower is colored with Copics and layered onto Nesties Labels 11. I couldn't decide if my doodads should go on the Nesties to accentuate the curves or on the border. As you can see, the border has them, & I like it. : )

I'll be submitting this card for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week which is to make a card or project with flowers on it. I will also be using this to celebrate a dear friend's birthday with her. I am deeply thankful the Lord saw fit to provide such a Anne Shirley and Dianna in Anne of Green Gables. (Although I'd like to think we keep each other out of trouble instead of getting into it!!)

Thanks for checking in on me and my stamping. Blessings, Laurie

Friday, April 16, 2010

SSCC #34

Hi, Friends! We're back from Florida & slowly getting back into our routine. Our trip was wonderful -warm, sunny days at the beach with no rain until the day we left. Ahhhhh.

I found myself thanking the Lord often for the sea breezes, the sea birds, and the beautiful colors of the sky and water. My requests revolved around my family and the sweet woman who is in her 80's that owns and operates the apartments where we stay. I was able to put aside regular responsibilities and burdens for a few days to be renewed in body and spirit. As I've already said, it was wonderful. : )

My card today is for the Sisters in Christ Challenge this week. The verse is Phil 4:4-7: "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let you gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

The challenge is to make a card or project about prayer and/or peace.

Casting our cares onto the Lord's shoulders is just a part of following Phil 4:4-7, but it is a blessing to know He wants to hear both the requests and the praises, giving us His peace in return.

Thanks for stopping by...Blessings, Laurie

Saturday, April 10, 2010

You're the best!

Ok, so I have never in my life worn a 'belly shirt,' as I call them, but this babe was just too cute to pass up. (I don't have a tatoo either...just in case you were wondering. LOL)

I had already precut my cs and dp, so I had to crop out part of the digi image by Shirley's 2 Girls. Check out their website HERE to see the rest of her. They've got some unique images that are fun, fun, fun! You can get some inspiration, too, from their design team members - very talented.

Wouldn't you love having someone greet you with this much enthusiasm? It would have to tickle you. That's the feeling I hope the recipient of my card gets.

Hugs, Laurie

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Summertime Blossoms

I know, I know. Spring has just arrived and already I'm talking summer? I just couldn't help myself! Thise red flowers with their visiting butterfly puts me in mind of, sunny days, lemonade, butterflies, bees, and blossoms!

This image is by Impression Obsession and is SOOOO easy to color. They've drawn the shading into each section, so all I had to do was choose the colors of Copics I wanted. The red ribbon adds a little drama and adds to my summer dream.

(I'm writing this before we go to Florida, but I'm hoping for some hot weather down there! I'll have to let you know when we get back.)

Thanks for visiting my blog. -Laurie

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 33

Easter blessings to you all! What a wonderful gift God gave us when He raised Jesus from the dead.

SSCC's challenge today is based on John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes on him shall not perish but have everlasting life."

The challenge is to have the word 'love' or something that symbolizes love appear on your card or project.

This CAS card was made with BG dp and GinaK's Lovely Labels, no coloring required! The most complicated part was using the CB and Nestie.

Enjoy your day.....Laurie