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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Jazzy Inspirations #16 Challenge and Blog Candy!

Good morning ladies! Happy Saturday to you. Today I made a card for the Jazzy Inspirations challenge this week. I love the color combo! The inspiration is a photographic print called Three Trumpets. See the picture above. If you haven't ever entered in our challenges yet, this would be a great time to do it because we have a new sponsor who will be offering two new stamps as a prize AND two of our DT members are offering HUGE blog candy! Stephanie is offering a $50 (yes, $50.00!)gift certificate to the shop of your choice!! And there's more!! Nicole is offering a wonderful assortment of goodies as well, including 3 of the so very cute stamps from Sunshine and Giggles, a Basic Grey 6x6 pad, Basic Grey brads, 3 bottles of Smooch, a bottle of Shimmerz Spritz, 1 bottle of Glimmer Mist, 1 pkg of Blue Moon Charms, 1 Fantastix Coloring Tool Brush Point, and Assorted Ribbon in Summery, Sunshiny Colors! Can you believe it?!? Hope to see you there!
P.S. There will be more blog candy connected to Jazzy Inspirations in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
My card Recipe:
I used a cuttlebug folder to emboss my main panel. Cut three circles out using Nestabilites die cut, then did Iris Folding using mulberry paper. for embellies, I used ivory pearls and colored the three in the circles with a turquoise Copic marker.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

JK Wedding Entrance Dance

This is one of the sweetest, craziest, happiest things I've ever seen!!

Whimsie Doodles First Challenge!

Isn't this stamp the cutest?! And guess what~it's FREE!

I made this card for their first sketch challenge using their free turtle digi stamp. This was a really fun sketch to work with. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss a couple panels, I colored the cute little guy with Copics, used Stickles for some sparkle, and I distressed the edges with my fingernail! Whimsie included a sentiment stamp, but my printer decided to die on me, so I hand wrote it.

I'll give this to my Uncle in Fresno who is recovering from major surgery.

Awesome Blog Candy and Jazzy Inspirations has a new Sponsor!

Hi, I am a proud DT member of Jazzy Inspirations and we have a new Sponsor!! It is Sunshine and Giggles Stamps.
You've got to check them out! See a sample above. They specialize in African-American children's stamps. They are so unique and awesome. I've never seen stamps like this anywhere! And for tomorrows Jazzy Cats Challenge, the winner will receive TWO of these stamps!! So check it out on 7/25!

Also, a member of the Design Team for Jazzy Inspirations is offering very generous and amazing blog candy: visit Jazzy Inspirations for the details on 7/25!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Words of Inspiration

Good Morning. Just thought I'd share an amazing commentary/devotion from the Chaplain of the Motorcycle Club that my husband and I belong to. Here is a picture of us in our leathers. It is a christian M.C. and we love it. Our Chaplain, Bud is a devoted man of God and brings us a biblical word every day. I would like to share them with you from time to time. Today's was especially good.

Daniel 3: 17- 18

If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.

The power that our God has is miraculously awesome. There is nothing that He is unable to deliver us from. It doesn’t matter how intense the fire in our lives becomes or how threatening those who are around us may seem, God is able to deliver. These guys stood strong in their faith that God would deliver them, if not from the fire then from this world. They didn’t question their faith and whether God delivered them from the fire or not was not the deciding factor of their worship and faith towards Him.. They were going to remain obedient to God even at the risk of their own lives. God is still God even when we don’t get the victory. He has the right to do nothing and His choice is fair. God is sovereign so however He chooses to do something is just and good. Can we bring ourselves to this same trust and discipline in our lives so that when it doesn’t go our way we can still trust God and be committed to following Him despite what we might go through. Do we only trust Him when it feels good? We are spoiled; we haven’t had to face any real life threatening situations for our faith in America although the day may be quickly coming upon us. These three guys recognized that whether their lives were spared or not wasn’t the point, God is their reward. And the same holds true for us, it doesn’t matter whether we live or die, God is our portion, He is our reward. God promises us a life that will be abundantly better and when we get to heaven I guarantee it will be, but to be honest, even now I would much rather go through the difficult times with God than without Him. We are servants of God and our faithfulness to Him makes it our duty to trust in Him no matter what the cost. It isn’t about whether He can save us from the fire or whether we live or die, it is about our faith and obedience to Him and our complete trust in Him over all circumstances.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Basic Grey is Back!

Here is my challenge card for their grand re-opening. They had a great sketch to use! I have used a small piece of Lemonade Doilies from their Lemonade line. The butterfly and green flowers are from SU's Reason to Smile. I heat embossed the butterfly and sentiment. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder on two panels. I used the colors based on Jazzy Inspirations challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Whimsie Doodles: Cute freebie Digi stamps and 1st Challenge

Hi, I found a fairly new blog called Whimsie Doodles. Their Digi Stamps are so very cute! I am going to enter their first challenge. Here's the sketch and a copy of their freebie digi stamp.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

ABC challenge: W is for Window

This is my first time entering the ABC Challenge. I've been wanting to. It's such a fun concept, don't you think? Here is my window card. I made it for my husband this past Christmas. I used a 3D image for the front of the card. I used a Penny Black stamp called Hope is Born and cut it into three sections. I used an Inkadinkado stamp (O Holy Night) for the inside. I used Stickles and gems to embellish and a MS border punch for the curtain and side of the card.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Caardvarks Sketch Challenge and Cute Card Thursday #69

I've made a card for the sketch challenge at Caardvarks. This week, they are using a sketch from Sheetload of Cards. It's really cute and they have a great prize!

I've made it a Christmas card for the challenge at Cute Card Thursday, which is Christmas in July. Fun, huh? This is a 3D image, backed with silver mirror cs. The snowflakes are MS. I've used stickles and a braided ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jazzy Inspirations #15

Hi! This is so exciting... Here is my very first creation as a DT member! And I get to be on the team until December! As I mentioned the other day, the blog is called Jazzy Inspirations. Every other week, their challenge is inpired by a different Jazz Album cover. This concept opens up all kinds of creative ideas! You can make anything you want based on the colors of the album. This week, we are featuring Jazz musician Sweets Edison. Here is my card and the album which inspired it. Be sure to check out the cards that the other DT members created, they are awesome! Enjoy!

Tree Stamp: Penny Black, splendor
Inks: Stampabilities, lime green; Memento, tuxedo black
stars: uniball signo pen, white
moon: circle paper punch
jazzy cat: hand made and cut
fence: hand made and cut
music notes: stickers by EK Success
accessories: Stickles, Star Dust; Judikins diamond glaze

One Stop Craft Challenge #37: Guest Designer: Furry Things

Happy Saturday to you! This is my second week to design for One Stop Craft Challenge. I am so pleased that I had a chance to do so. These ladies are very talented and their challenges are great fun, with wonderful prizes! Here is my card for the theme Furry Things. I decided to make it a Christmas card. I only have 3 or four made for this year, so I thought I'd better start getting in the groove. Thank you OSCC!! Have a great day!


moose: Whipper Snapper designs
Sentiment: The Boyds Collection
Color: watercolor pencils and markers
paper on window: frosted vellum
snowflakes: peeloffs by Paper Studio
die cut: nestibilities
branch: my own design
pine: MS punch
doodles and holly: by hand

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I made it! I'm a Jazzy Cat for Jazzy Inspirations!

Woo Hoo! I am so excited! This is my first Design Team spot! And I just love this blog! Tenia Nelson is the coordinator. She is such a talented and awesome lady! The blog is inpired by Jazz album covers. How creative is that? So, stay tuned, I'll have my first creation for the blog ready by Friday!


Saturday, July 4, 2009

One Stop Craft Challenge: Stars and Stripes

I won a guest designer spot on One Stop Craft Challenge this week!! I'm so excited! The theme is Stars and Stripes.
Check it out!

I have used mirrored paper and a star stamp by stampabilities on a tri-fold card. Hope you like it!

Happy 4th everyone!!!