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

Sunday, May 19, 2013


I really do love zinnias. They come in all shapes and colors and are fairly easy to grow.

So when I saw this Stampendous Zinnia stamp CRQ170 on 123Stitch, I knew that I wanted it. Here is the result:
Entering this in Simon Says Stamp Flower Power Challenge

The Zinnia is actually stamped on some yellow dotted paper. It's hard to tell that from the picture.
DieNamics ZigZag Die
Sentiment: Hero Arts: CL545
Leaves: Hero Arts CL495 (also stamped on green dotted paper)
Background Paper: DCWV Citrus Stack
Enamel Dots

I embossed the zinnia stamp with Black Opaque embossing powder to make the outline pop - did the same with the leaves. Colored the center and highlighted the inside of petals with Copic Marker Y38.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and Blessings to YOU!

"The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace."
Psalm 29:11

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Stitch, Stitch, Stitch

The first time I saw this The Craft's Meow "gotta have" stamp was on Lin's blog and I fell in love with it! Lin always has such creative cards and I am always inspired by what she does. Stop by and see her work. 

So here is my card:

Flowers: The Craft's Meow Stitched Flowers
Sentiment: Paper Smooches CHIT CHAT ~ I absolutely love Kim's products too!
Enamel Dots: MME
The background paper is from DCWV Citrus Stack. Love their papers!

Entering this in Simon Says Stamp Flower Power Challenge

Thank you ever so much for stopping by ~ May you have a blessed day!

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong & courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9

Friday, May 17, 2013

More Sundial Fun

I have totally loved playing with my new found Penny Black Sundial Stamp. I added a sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp.

Thank you for stopping by!

Penny Black~ Sundial 4159K
Simon Says Stamp~THINKING OF YOU S122

Entering this in Simon Says Stamp Flower Power Challenge

Blessings to you ~

"And My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New "Old" Stuff

As I was checking out my some of the card blogs I visit on a regular basis I found this gorgeous creation by Peet Roeven. She does such beautiful work. 
Here is what inspired me:
When I saw this stamp, I had this flashback. Don't I have this stamp? So I started looking through my stash :) AND there it was and I had never inked it up - shame on me! So here it is:
I loved her white embossing on the blue so I did the same.

Stamp: Penny Black Sundial 4159K
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL139 (Yes, very old - but I love the size of it)
Butterfly: Martha Stewart Punch

Thanks so much for stopping by - check out Peet's blog!

Just completed another one so adding it here - I am in love with this Sundial!
The background stencil is a Martha Stewart - "Peel away" stencil - no cutting.

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Monday, May 13, 2013

Butterfly Die

I love butterflies anyway and this Hero Arts Butterfly Die is beautiful! Yes, it is large but I just love  the bold statement it makes. Here are a couple of birthday cards I made.

I got my inspiration for this one from Kim on the Flickr photostream for Hero Arts.

Butterfly Die: Hero Arts DI078
On the card above, it is difficult to see that my butterfly die is layered with the orange butterfly over a yellow butterfly.
Enamel Dots

Butterfly Die: Hero Arts DI078
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL613

Blessings to  you ~

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
John 14:27

Happy Happy Happy

I recently received an order from Simon Says Stamp and here is the latest card using a few of the stamps and dies.

New stamp and die is Simon Says Stamp Set: Circle Friends and Tri Circle Die.
Sentiment: Hero Arts "Happy Birthday" that I cut and unfortunately have not put the two back with the original set :(
Paper: Miss Caroline (Dilly Dally)
Used Die-namics ZigZag die to make the paper look like a picket fence.

Thank for taking the time to stop by ~ Blessings to you!

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."
Matthew 11:28-29

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Etched Flower

Having fun playing with one of my new stamps:

Flower: HA G5749
Colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Sentiment: HA CL129 Anytime Messages
Butterfly: Martha Stewart Punch

Thank you for stopping and Blessings to you!

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified."
Romans 8:28-30