Sunday, March 27, 2011

Monochromatic Magnificence

Inspired by the gals over at Christian Paper Crafts, I'm posting two monochromatic cards for their Clean and Simple Saturday Challenge #21. I regret that the photos aren't a little clearer and brighter so you could see the details better. They are simple but very elegant cards. Thank you for stopping by my blog. May your heart be blessed in an amazing way today, and may you be a blessing to someone else.


Friday, March 18, 2011

So Excited!

The last card that I posted was chosen at 365 Cards as a Spotlight Card. I am so happy!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Simply Simplify

"Keep it Simple!" I often say that to myself, with a rather exasperated voice, several times a day. I have a tendency to complicate even the most mundane of tasks. I think it's one of the paralyzing aspects of perfectionism. I've always approaced my cardmaking tasks with simplicity in mind, though. The motivation for cardmaking itself is rather simple . . . to make someone smile when they open up one of my cards. :)
I made this card with 365 Cards: Day 12 Keep it Simple Challenge in mind. It includes on my very favorite quotation from Helen Keller, "The bestt and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." The quotation is from a Creative Memories vellum quote pack. The papers are from The Flower Stack, and I finished the card off with some Micheal's dollar spot bling, a MM jeweled brad, and some bazzil flowers.
Thank you for stopping by my blog, and remember . ... KEEP IT SIMPLE.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Going for Green

I'm playing along with the ladies at Hand Stamped Sentiments and their "Go for Green" Challenge #58. I didn't want my card to be bright kelly green with a cutsie leprechaun. Those cards and images are SUPER CUTE, but I just wanted to do something a little different. The vintage trim fabric was actually my inspiration for the entire card. From there, it led to the softer green cardstock and patterned papers. The button has been in my stash for 10 years or so, so I was super excited to use it, too. I also used this weeks' Sketch #323 at Splitcoast Stampers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I appreciate your comments.


Friday, March 11, 2011

A Spring Chick

I immediately fell in love with yet another $1 stamp from Micheal's and just knew that he'd make the perfect little image on all kinds of cards. Added a little ribbon that I've had for like six years and some patterned chicky paper from DCWV. The cardstock is SU. It's been great using up so much of my stash. Check out the Challenges and inspiration at CropStop! It's a blog I just recently discovered, but I'm already having tons of fun there and finding a lot of inspiration and encouragement. Challenge #10 was to create something with the theme of "Spring is in the Air." What a fun theme for a fun time of the year!
Thank you for visiting my blog. I really love and appreciate comments.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Inspired by Scripture

If you're feeling like you are in a cardmaking rut, try some challenges! They are a great way to find inspiration and get your papercrafting juices flowing. A big thank you to the ladies at Stampin Sisters for Christ for Challenge #79, based on Isiah 40:7. The challenge was to use a stamped flower image. This image is another one of those great $1 Micheal's Crafts stamps. The little pink flower embellishment was a gift from a friend. I wish you could better see the stickles on this card because it's very sparkly and "springy."
God Bless,

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Pregnancy

I don't know what it's like in your part of the world, but here in the Eastern Panhandle of WV it's delightfully rainy. Yes, I said delightfully. You see, I find great joy in rain. I know it means new things to come .... new growth, glorious green colors, and maybe .... just maybe .... a rainbow.
Anyhoo, I am going to spend this rainy day making cards. is turning out to be quite a papercrafting year from me. :)
On to the card .... Isn't this image and sentiment adorable? It's from the $1 bins at Micheal's Crafts. I have so many $1 stamps and they are great quality and stamp very clearly. I colored the image with Bic Mark-its.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Bird's Song

So, today marks three years since my Grandma Fern passed away. I miss her so very much ... her laugh, her smile, her sparkling eyes. I miss everything about her. *smile*
The card I'm posting today is one that she would have liked. She would have like the flower embellishment and the birds on the stick.
This one's for you, Grandma ...
Sweet Pea