Thursday, September 11, 2008

CBC33 - Belli Challenge

Oops, I forgot to add this title (CBC33 - Belli Challenge) to the previous post .... hope this works ....
This is my very first card made with my very first Sweet 'N Sassy stamp set .... designed by my dear friend, Chris Dickinson - see her blog at .... hope you enjoy it. This set is a very precious one, with both a girl and a boy at prayer and lots of word stamps - I can see getting a lot of use from this one! Chris has another set coming out very soon, and I am excited to get that one also. You can see all of Sweet 'N Sassy stamp sets at
For this card, I used SU products except for the SNSS Child of God. Cardstock is Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Confetti White and a retired DP (Sarah). I also used the Tool Kit (for the punched holes), retired Fancy Fibers Soft Subtles and Crystal Effects for the nightie and bracelet. Oh yes, I also used a Fiscars Paper Edger.
Again, hope you enjoy this card, and please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
I just felt the need to stamp something tonight - we were at a funeral downstate today for Larry's aunt - she was such a special lady, and will be missed by so many. Her sisters came from Canada for the funeral - Larry and I have been married for over 17 years and I had never met them (don't ask me why we don't go visit them - but we will be going soon). They are both in their 90's and still so vital and active. Gives us all hope, huh .....
If my headache eases, I think I just may stamp another card with this set - like I said, I love this set. By the way, Chris' next stamp set is called Autumn Blessings.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Here's the blue card - very similar to the pink one. This one uses vellum designer paper, again leftovers. These cards were very easy, which was good .... since I needed a couple of them soonest!
I needed some baby cards, so I made this pink one and a blue one. I have so much retired SU designer paper, so thought I would use some of it up. The stamp sets I used are "Background Basics" and "So many Scallops" which I stamped and punched with the scallop circle punch and the other round punches to layer. I also used the Crafter's Tool Kit around the edges and White Gel Pen, added white grosgrain ribbon and I was done! Easy peasy!! The blue card uses a retired vellum striped designer paper - Hope you enjoy these cards ... I had fun making a few of each.

My Blog is Here!!!

Well, it's about time, huh .... I have been putting this off for a long time, loved seeing all my friend's blogs (stamping and family, etc.) and tonight decided to 'just do it' now. Welcome, welcome, welcome ... you are among my first visitors .... I hope this is as much fun for you as I think it will be for me. I will try to keep it updated regularly with my stamping creations and goings-on in my life. So for now, let me see what I can do about posting a card or two ..... wish me luck!! Remember to keep God in the center of your life - He has been with me through every step of my life ... sometimes I didn't know it (or acknowledge Him) but He has always been here for me. Believe me, there is no other way to live!!!! Inky Hugs and God Bless, Shirley