"A cheerful heart is good medicine . . . Proverbs 17:22

Friday, July 22, 2011


Summer Card Camp
Here is my take on one of the layouts that Kristina shared on Thursday (Simple Repetition in a Row).

Colors I am still using (haven't ventured out into Friday's yet):

I know, I know, I know - how many blues apples have you ever seen?  :-)

Apple stamp: Stampabilities Green Apple D1197
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL305
Green Paper from Recollections
Nesties Labels Four
Apples colored with Copics
Glossy Accents on center of apples

As always - thanks for taking the time to stop by!


Today is our last day of Summer Card Camp. That is somewhat sad because not only have I learned so much from Jennifer and Kristina I have met many new friends through the Student Gallery. To those of you who took the time to stop by my blog and leave such sweet comments - THANK YOU!

I thought my card today "Friends" was appropriate for what this camp has meant to me. May you be blessed in our your endeavors - especially card making since I believe it is an act of love -the fact that you would take the time to make a card to send to someone and not buy one :-)

Here are the colors for this week:

Stamp: Penny Black 4054K gentlest kiss
Colored with copics
Background: Distress Inks
Sentiment: HA CL305

The message on the inside says "You have a way of bringing out the best in everyone by your caring and the interest that you take in all you do. You are such a special person."

That's the way I feel about all of you that have been a part of this fantastic Summer Card Camp!

Thought for the day:
"I thank my God every time I remember you"
Philippians 1:3

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Remember Your First Bike?

I recently purchased this Hero Arts Bicycle stamp and wasn't really sure what I was going to do with it. Turns out it has been fun to work with. I remember my first bike and it was similar to this. I think I had a basket too but trust me there were no flowers in it!

Riding a bike is fun and my husband and I started back riding last spring. He actually got himself one of those road bikes with the skinny tires :-) I have something similar and I really like how the gears assist you in riding - but wasn't it just so much more fun on the older bikes with the big FAT seats and big fat tires :-) Just reminiscing.

Week 4 Summer Card Camp colors.

Thank you for stopping by! Did your first bike look like this?

Stamp: Hero Arts Wood Stamp Bicycle F5293
Bicycle was stamped with Hero Hues Cerulean and Grass

By The Way - did you put cardboard flaps in your spokes with clothes pins? I think I am really showing my age :-)
Be Blessed and Have a Great Day!

Love This Car

I am having so much fun with the colors this week at Summer Card Camp. I am pulling out stamps I have not used in a while and loving what I can do with them. Haven't tried Jennifer's letterpress technique but I sure want to try sometime this week. Again thanks Jennifer and Kristina!

Here are our colors:

And here's my card:

I love playing with my Mimi stamps! I especially like this one because I had two VWs BUT neither were convertible - I would loved to have had a convertible VW :-)

Mimi Stamp: Penny Black - 4145K About Town
Balloon Stamp: StampCraft Balloon Bouquet 440H64
Sentiment: HA CL 139
Lots of Glossy Accents on the balloons
Papers from Cricut Provo Craft "Celebrations" and Recollections

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! Hope to have another one shortly!

Thought for the Day:
In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
Ephesians 4:26-27

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bouquet of Balloons

Loving the colors for this last week of Summer Card Camp. So many great cards in the Student Gallery too! Lots of inspiration there.

Here is my second card:

Used Nestabilities to cut window.
The background is Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.
Sentiment: ???? I lost the sleeve it was in so unfortunately I have no clue.
Stamp: StampCraft - Balloon Bouquett 440H64
Colored with copics.
Lots of Glossy Accent on the balloons

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Memories Joy Laughter

We are starting our last week of Summer Card Camp. This has been an absolute delight for me. I have been challenged to think outside of the box with color combinations and new techniques. Love it! Thanks again to Jennifer and Kristina!

Week 4 Colors:

Here is my first card for Week 4:

Stamp: HA CL477
Sentiment: HA CL139
Background: Distress Ink Broken China
MS Butterfly punch

Thank you for stopping by!

Thought for the day:
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."
James 1:2-3

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bunches of Sunshine

Summer Card Camp Week 3
This will probably be my last card for the week. Was hoping to try the "finger inking" but looks like my time is going to run out on me. Again, thanks so much to Jennifer and Kristina for their mentoring us through the past 3 weeks. It has been great!

Here are our colors for this week.

And here is my card:

Flower is HA CL374
Sentiment is HA CL490
Butterfly is MS Punch
Pattern Paper: Paper Studio
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Button on the flower is brown with some twine (had to take the picture in the house and the lighting was not good.)

Thought for the Day:
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:37-39

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A New Day

Week 3 Summer Card Camp
Here are our colors:
So, I think I am starting to like brown and red. Here's my second attempt. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Oh my! Does that background look purple to you? It is brown believe it or not :-)

Brown PP: Recollections - Fashionably Chic
Flower stamp: HA CG171 Blooming Meadow - stamped with Hero Hues Punch
Inked around the edge of the flower with Distress Ink - fired brick and antique linen

Heart punches ???
A little bling, bling

Thought For The Day
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Romans 8:32

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Feel Better Thoughts

Starting off a new week for Summer Card Camp. This is my first card for this week. Lots of browns in this weeks challenge and can I say that I don't do brown well - not in clothes and not on cards :-)
So here's my first take on it. I have seen so many beautiful cards in this weeks Student Gallery so maybe I can get some inspiration from there.  Thank you for stopping by!

The large background is some patterned paper I have from Paper Studio.
The background for the bird is HA CG119 using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo.
Bird Stamp is Stampabilities Cherry Blossom Bird KR1061.

I know Cherry Blossoms are pink but for the sake of this card they are now red :-)
I don't know what kind of sweet little bird this is either but for the sake of this card he looks pretty good in red :-)

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!

Thought for the Day
"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect"
1 Peter 3:15

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Last Card for Week 2

Camp has been so much fun! Again many thanks to Jennifer and Kristina for hosting!
Here are our colors for this week and then we were given additional ones on Friday, however, I'm thinking when you look at mine I threw in a color that is not on any of the combinations :-) Oh well, Enjoy!

Here is my last card for week 2 of Summer Camp. Thanks for stopping by!

I am sending this to a dear sweet lady in our church who recently had surgery. Please pray for her. She is 86 years old.

Just got this large wood flower stamp at Michael's and have loved using it. I had the smaller version in a clear set. Trying to use summer colors and was real pleased with the outcome.


Flower: HA H5481
Colored with Copics, Glossy Accents on center of flower
Sentiment: HA CL499
Top Portion is embossed with Cuttlebug
Bottom Portion is pp
Can't really tell but the middle section is green gingham pp
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Thought for the Day
A good name is more desirable thn great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver and gold.
Proverbs 22:1

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week 2

This is the end of our second week at "camp". I am thoroughly enjoying the color schemes - which have definitely challenged me at times! Thanks so much to Jennifer and Kristina for all the time they have put into preparing for this class.

Here's my last entry for this week and I chose a color combo from Friday which I do not use very often even though two of the colors are my Alma Mater's - UGA - Go DAWGS! I love college football and I am a huge fan of SEC Football. During the fall of the year you will definitely find me and my husband in front of the TV on Saturdays from noon until. Who is your favorite college football team?

The colors are yellow, red, black and 2 shades of gray. So here it is. Very simple but I sure struggled with the yellow and the gray! At least the red and black go with all my Georgia stuff in our play room :-) The background paper on the sentiment is gray but the flash on my camera faded it out so that it looks white. :-(

Cuttlebug embossing on the red.
HA background: S5507 Envelope
HA Sentiment: CL 434
Penny Black: Flower 4160K (I have enjoyed this stamp so much)

Thank you for stopping by!

Thought for the Day:
"A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver and gold."
(Proverbs 22:1)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Here is my second card for Week 2 of Summer Card Camp. For some reason I really struggled getting the red on as part of this weeks colors. I think it was because I started using so much of the orange and yellow that I thought the red would look really strange. The red check paper is darker than it looks in the picture. But here it is and I am pleased with the result. This is also one of the rare occasions when I do embossing. Another technique that I need to practice on.

Enough of all that :-) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Here are the colors we are working with this week:

My card using this combo:

Thought for the day:
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
James 1:5-6

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tropic Birthday

Here's my take on the colors for Week 2 of Summer Card Camp. I am so enjoying the color challenges because it makes it so much easier and faster for me when I know the I colors that I am going to use. This one was fun and went together fairly quickly. It is going to be a birthday card  for my sister-in-law.

Thanks Jennifer and Kristina for mentoring us.

The background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Nine
Hero Arts K5431
Distressed edge of middle die with Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade
"Bling" Butterfly and "bling" on flower

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thought For The Day:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
James 1:2-3