Tuesday, April 28, 2009

You've got a friend in me

Hi Friends,

Today's post uses one of my favorite sets that debuted in the latest Stampin Up catalog. The stamp set is full of cute images, lots of creative options with these stamps.

Today, I took an impromptu vacation day. I didn't have any meetings scheduled, and I've been really wanting to paint our house (most of the rooms anyway). So today, I went and bought our painting supplies, took all the wall hangings down in the dining room and living room, spackled, and generally prepped for painting. So I know what I'll be doing for at least part of the weekend. Once we get the painting done, we are getting new flooring, and I am so excited about that. Our carpets are in bad shape, so it will be like getting a new house :)

I hope you all are having a great week. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Back to work

Hi Friends,

I hope you had a great Monday. I don't know about your office, but mine was all a buzz about the swine flu. I think we are all coming down with it;) Or we all think we are, more likely.
Onto today's card, I made this for my cousin's wife who was just diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I just wanted to do something for her to let her know Carlin and I are praying for her. I don't know much about her situation because I heard the news from my mother. It does seem that it was caught early, so that always helps. She's a wonderful Christian woman, a mother of three young girls, and just a lovely person.

As you can see, the card has very little stamping on it. I let the designer paper do most of the work. I made this card over the weekend when the creative juices weren't flowing too well, so it's always nice to have pretty paper on hand to lean on. This is something I do when I'm needing to get back into the groove. Do any of you have any tips to help get your stampin' mojo back?

Thanks for stopping by. God bless


Supplies used:

Paper: Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, Walk in the Park Designer series paper

Stamps: Stampin Up Frames with Flourish, Papertrey Ink Damask Designs

Inks: Stampin Up Regal Rose, Baja Breeze

Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Marvy Uchida mini butterfly punch, Hero Arts pearls

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Color Throwdown 39

Hi Friends,

I hope you all have enjoyed a wonderful weekend. We have had a great weekend that has just flown by. Saturday night, our church showed Fireproof, and then today we went to church. Carlin taught today during Family Bible Hour on why we should disciple. I know I am biased, but I thought he did a wonderful job.
So after coming home from church and taking a much needed nap, I finally put together something for the Color Throwdown Challenge 39. The colors to use were Stampin Up: Barely Banana, Real Red, and Basic Black. I had troubles with this one. However, in the end, I like the way it turned out.

Unfortunately, the Barely Banana is so light that it blends in with the white background. I apologize for the photo. I embossed the damask image with black embossing powder. I love what embossing adds to cards.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a very blessed evening!


Supplies: Stamps: Paper Trey Damask Designs; Paper: Stampin Up Barely Banana, Real Red, and Basic Black; Accessories: Stampin Up embossing powder, ribbon, and scalloped punch; FooFaLa buttons

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A lack of creativity

Hi Friends

I have decided to post something I made awhile back. I've lost my mojo since our weekend getaway. Does any of you lose your craftiness when you take a few days off from it? Last night, I sat in my craft room and just stared at paper and stamps. I couldn't come up with anything.

So, here is the card I made a few months ago. I used a card out of a magazine as my inspiration. However, it's been awhile, so I'm not sure who's it was.

I love the Raspberry tart paper which is a big focal point on this card obviously. And I used the button and ribbon together again. I'm noticing that this is a predominant theme lately (along with butterflies). I am going to have to try something different and branch out ;)

Have a blessed day. Hopefully, I will have a new creation to share soon.
God bless
Supplies used: Stampin Up Rose red paper, Raspberry tart designer paper, Hugs and Wishes stamp set, Rose red ribbon, button bouquet, Basic black ink. Scalloped circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, and scalloped edge punch. DMC floss

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I'm back


After a wonderful weekend celebrating our anniversary, we've come back to reality. Vacations and weekends are never long enough, but we know we are so fortunate to have had the time to go and relax. Our marriage is such a blessing, and it was great to get away and focus on us without the day-to-day life things that go on.

One of the exciting things that I came back to was that
I had gotten my first blog award! I couldn't believe it. I am thrilled. Thank you Rose! You should check out her blog, she has some beautiful creations that she shares.

This award is given to a blogger who shows great attitude and gratitude. After receiving this award, this is what I'm supposed to do:

  • Comment on this blog
  • Cut and paste the logo and put on your own blog
  • Pass it along to 5-10 other bloggers and link them to this post
  • Comment on their blogs to let them know that they received something from you
  • Link back to the person who gave the award to show appreciation
So I was thinking about who to give this to, and I'm going to share it with some bloggers I've recently discovered since I started blogging. These are people who have given me supportive comments that I've really appreciated. Without further ado....
I really appreciate each of you visiting my little blog and making the time to leave a comment. I am always excited when I see that I have comments. Each of you have been a blessing to me, so thank you!

That's all for now, but I hope to post later with a card. I've been a little tired since we got home from our mini vacation, and my creative juices weren't flowing. However, I think tonight I will make some time in the old craft room.

Have a great day!


Friday, April 17, 2009

Anniversary Card


Today I'm sharing the anniversary card I made for my hubby, Carlin. Our anniversary is Sunday, and we're heading out of town today for a long weekend get away. We're actually going to the cabin that we stayed at after our wedding, so we are being a little nostalgic.
Onto the card, Carlin loves embossing. Everytime I show him an embossed card, he comments on how much he likes the raised stamped image. So for his anniversary card, I had to include embossing on it. Unfortunately, it is difficult to photograph. I've included a close-up shot of part of the card to hopefully capture some of it. I hope you like it, but I really hope that Carlin likes it :)

If you will indulge me, I would like to share one of our wedding photos. This is one of my favorites. It was a beautiful ceremony and a wonderful day. I'm really looking forward to our little get away. I cannot believe it's been a year since our wedding. Time has flown by. We are truly blessed. God has been so good to us!

Since we'll be out of town, I won't be blogging until we return on Monday. I hope you'll check back in. I love reading your comments and the way that they lead me to new blogs.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed weekend.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

One card, two challenges

I made this card for the WSC 76 and this week's Colorthrown #38 challenge to use baja breeze, ruby red and basic grey.

I actually found both the sketch and the colors to be a "challenge." I just got these cute Hero arts clear stamps and decided to try them out on this card. Once I decided on the stamps, the card came together fairly easily.

I just love doing these challenges. I'm off from work today and have lots to do. Hope you all have a wonderful day



Monday, April 13, 2009


Hi All and happy Monday,

It was a dreary day here, and more rain is forecasted. 100% chance tonight, so I guess it's going to rain (not that the weather forecasters are ever wrong!)

I decided to participate in yesterday's 365 days challenge to make gift card holders. I made two because Administrative professionals' day is next week, and our group is getting gift cards for two of the most helpful people.

I scored a 4 1/2 x 11 inch piece of paper along the long side at 3.5, 7, and 10 inches. I did go back and shave a little off the end to help in the folding. In the second card, I had a 12 inch piece of paper which allowed me to do the flap on the inside to hold the gift card. I know these directions are cryptic, if you have questions, please ask.

The first one is really really pink, but Amber LOVES pink (and she's not a 10 year old girl!) I hope she likes it!

Is it too much like cotton candy ;) ?

I used the notch
punch to create a
place for the gift card.
And I had to include a close up of the flap on this.

The second card isn't as flashy, but I think Julia will like it :)

In this shot, you can see the inside pouch for the gift card. A little different than the above, but both are functional.
I'd love to participate in the challenge at 365 today. It's to make a money holder, but I do not think I'll have time. House is on tonight, and it is really the only show I watch.
I'd also like to try a stitched card for the Moxie Stich in time challenge. We'll see if I can get it all in and get to bed at a decent time :)
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Resurrection Sunday


I hope you are enjoying a blessed Easter Sunday. We've had a wonderful day. We went to church and worshipped at a wonderful service. Carlin and I then met my mom and brother for brunch and had a wonderful time together.

Yesterday, after I got our taxes done, I decided to make a card for the Kristina Werner Challenge. These colors were so fun and bright. I did have trouble coming up with something. I am realizing that color challenges are the toughest for me. So it's good for me to participate in them to get me out of my comfort zone.
Here is my take on the challenge.
And a little close up of the butterflies---I know more butterflies:) Thanks for visiting. Have a blessed day!


Supplies used:
Paper: Stampin' Up-Textured Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Basic Black and Whisper White. Stamps: SU-Absolutey Fabulous. Accessories: SU-Rose red ribbon, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Hero Arts gemstones

Saturday, April 11, 2009

2 Challenges in one post :)

Hi, my name is Lynnette, and I'm addicted to challenges :) Heehehee

I hope you are all having a good weekend. We went to church last night and enjoyed a beautiful Good Friday service.

I spent some time after church working on cards for Taylor's weekly sketch challenge, and the 365 days challenge.

The first card is for Taylor's challenge. I used the Stampin Up Simple Friendship set. I'm noticing that I'm spending a lot of time doing butterflies lately. I really do love them, and I love being able to cut them out and set them on a card with their wings elevated, like they could fly right off the card :) I also used some of the SU Parisian Specialty paper. It is so pretty. I've been hoarding it, and I'm vowing to use my paper.

The challenge for the second card was to make a get well card with at least 5 flowers on it. I tried out some SEI dilly paper. It has some fun patterns and colors in it!

I hope you all have a wonderful day. The sun is shining here, and it is a beautiful morning.
Supplies used:
Card 1: Paper: SU Shimmery White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Parisian Specialty Paper. Stamps: SU Simple Friendship. Accessories: SU corner rounder
Card 2: Paper: SU Naturals Ivory, Kiwi Kiss. SEI Dilly. Accessories: SU chocolate taffeta ribbon, SU scalloped oval punch and scalloped border punch, Michaels flower punch, Hero Arts gemstones.

Thursday, April 9, 2009



I have a card for another color challenge. This one is for The Color Throwdown and uses some very nice springy colors. The colors to use were pink pirouette, cameo coral and sage shadow. I've always been a fan of sage shadow, but it's not seen much love lately. It was nice ot break it out for this color challenge.

Supplies used: Raspberry Tart DSP, Sage Shadow, Pink Pirouette, Cameo Coral, Shimmery White: Stampin' Up; brads, Stampin Up

I hope you like it!
Enjoy your evening

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hi and happy Wednesday,
Thanks for the nice comments on my last post. I'm really enjoying blogging and especially the comments. I feel like I'm making new friends, and I love that! It was one of the reasons I was interested in blogging.
Our weather in Indy seems to be getting a little warmer, but I know that everyone is itching for spring. It's April and we had snow on Monday. How are things where you live? Is anyone seeing glimpses of spring? I am hoping that this weekend brings some springier temperatures:)
Onto today's card. I had to try another version to Dawn's color challenge because I really liked the colors and as mentioned before the earlier card turned out differently than I had envisioned.

And here's a close up of the sentiment with the buttons.

Supplies used:

Stamps: Papertray Ink Damask Desgins. Paper: SU Kraft, Pink Pirouette, cameo coral and very vanilla. Ink: SU Red riding hood, and cameo coral. Accessories: SU oval punch, scalloped punch, SU button bouquet and DMC floss

Have a great day!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Raspberry Suite Number 3


This is a card that I made Dawn's Raspberry Suite color challenge #3. I have to say that it looked better in my head than it does on paper. Since I made it, I thought I'd go ahead and post it although I hope to have time to make another one for this challenge.

I used the new Great Friend set from the SU occasions mini catalog. I love that little butterfly. It's difficult to see in the photo, but I stamped the leafy image in pink pirouette on the shimmery white.

Supplies: Stamps: SU Great friend, Paper: SU Shimmery white, kraft, pink pirouette, Ink: SU Red Riding Hood, Pink Pirouette, Cameo Coral, Accessories: SU red ridining hood taffeta ribbon, SUpunch

Thanks for looking!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday scripture memorization

Happy Monday!

I hope that you all had a good day.

Today, I'd like to add a new weekly feature to the blog. A group of women in my church are memorizing scripture. Each week we work on a new passage with each week's scripture displaying a different of God's nature. This week the scripture to memorize displays God's righteousness.

"The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, Righteous and upright is he." Deuteronomy 32:4 (NASB)

This is taken from the song of Moses and represents the stability and permanence of God. This is great contrast to the fickle nature of man.

I must confess that I have a way to go in my memorization. I hope that by posting this on the blog, it will help me meditate on it and commit it to memory. But I also pray that when you visit here, you will also be blessed by the words of the Lord.

I do have a card today to share. It's one I made a week or so ago. I've not posted it before because I've been trying to keep up with challenges (that I'm loving participating in).

This card uses some retired SU DSP that I absolutely loved and wished that they hadn't discontinued it. I have got to quit hoarding the paper.


Stamp: Papertray Ink Damask Designs, Paper: SU soft sky, Kraft, SU DSP, Accessories: Hero arts gemstones, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for looking and have a very blessed week.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Two Challenges in One card


Happy Palm Sunday. We started the day at church and heard a wonderful message on the first Palm Sunday (Luke 19:24-44). It was such a wonderful message to hear and really made me think about how Jesus was welcomed into Jerusalem by the people. Then 5 short days later these same people would be calling for him to be crucified. I'm going to be thinking and praying a lot this week in preparation for Resurrection Sunday.
As for today's card, I combined both Beate's weekend sketch challenge (hosted by Mary Jo Albright this week) and Kristina Werner's color challenge. I decided the Upsy Daisy set needes some love, so I broke it out for the challenge. I hope you like it.
Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy. Paper: SU Baja Breeze, Designer paper, Shimmery white, Chocolate chip, Kiwi Kiss. Accessories: SU Kiwi Kiss ribbon, button and DMC floss.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Beautiful Saturday


I hope that everyone is having a nice weekend. Our day here in Indy was gorgeous. The sun was shining, and the temps were warmer. I hear that we're in for some more cold weather and even a chance of snow. I know that everyone is a little weary of winter, so hopefully this will be the last blast of cold temps.

Carlin and I went out to dinner and are now home relaxing. He's actually playing a computer game, and I've been playing in the craft room. I thought I'd share one of my latest cards.

I did this card for Taylor's weekly sketch challenge. In the past, I've done them and not posted. Usually because I've done them a week after the challenge had been completed.

For this card, I felt like coloring. I have noticed that I don't have many stamp sets to color anymore. Hmmm, may have to think about that before my next stamp purchase. At any rate, I don't own any Copics, so I colored with my SU markers and inks which I love. You can use them like water colors.
Supplies used:
Stamp: SU blooming with love. Paper: SU: Basic black, tangerine tango, sage shadow, watercolor paper. Accessories: SU markers and ink, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart punch, Hero Arts gemstones, Michael's Ribbon
Thanks for looking.
God Bless

Friday, April 3, 2009

Happy Friday!


Happy Friday! I hope that everyone has a great weekend. I'm so looking forward to the weekend. We don't have any definite plans, except for church on Sunday. I love the weekends without agendas. We've had several busy weekends in a row, so this will be a nice break.

I have a few projects on the crafting agenda. I'm looking forward to diving into those. I got a new shipment of Stampin up goodies today, so I know I have to play with those ;) Gotta break in the new toys, right?
This card was a fun one to make. I have seen a lot of people using felt on cards, so I decided to give it a try. Plus, I got to use my Big Shot which is always a perk. I think it's just a fun card, and it's springy, cheery colors which is good since today has been dreery here in Indy.
May all of you have a blessed weekend. I hope you have fun with family, friends, pets and CRAFTING.
Be blessed.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Hi there,

Today turned out to be a beautiful day. The sun was shining, and while the temperature was still cooler, not as cold as it has been. It was so gorgeous, I just had to go out for a walk. It is so wonderful to see the flowers starting to bloom, the buds on the trees. I just love this time of year.

As for today's post, this is something I was playing around with. I found a photo in an advertisement of a cosmetic bag that looked something like this, so that was my inspiration. I don't have an online photo of the bag, but this is my take on it. The flower is hand cut and distressed.
Cardstock: SU Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Whisper white. Stamps: Paper Tray Damask designs. Accessories: buttons, Archiver's ribbon.
Have a glorious day. I hope spring is coming to your area