This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.....PSALM 118:24

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Our 36th Wedding Anniversary

Today my husband and I celebrate 36 years of marriage!!!  It has been a wonderful journey so far.  We have been blessed with 2 wonderful children and 4 beautiful grandchildren, life has been very good.  I just finished a cute anniversary card for my husband and wanted to share, it was created with Karen Burniston's Pop N Cuts!  I just love using them, Make sure to pop over to her blog and check out all the cute things she has created!!   

Pop N Cut item used to create card are:

I also used Spellbinders Hearts and Scalloped Hearts for the inside of the card.  Baroque Motif stamps set from Stampin Up was used on the outside of the card, it was stamped with Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder.  The sentiment was Stampin Up's Well Scripted stamp set.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Timeless Tuesday Challenge #197

Hi everyone hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  Our family had a wonderful day with the entire family.  We celebrated our oldest grandchild's 10th birthday on Sat. with ice cream and go cart rides just a fun day! 
On to today's Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes, today's challenge is to use gold or silver on your project.  I thought Christmas for this challenge as nothing goes better with gold or silver than Christmas!  I used the Stampin Up ornament punch and a circle punch to create the ornament.  I punched a small snowflake on the silver circle.  The flourishes was from the Stampin Up Baroque Motif stamp set, the sentiment was from Flourishes Trimmed With Love stamp set.  I used red glitter cardstock to create the border at the top and finished it off with some white and silver ribbon.  This is such a easy and simple card yet just beautiful!   I saw a sample of this card on Pinterest, sorry I cannot find the posted so unable to give credit for the inspiration for my card.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Timeless Tuesday Challenge #196

Hope everyone is getting excited for Thanksgiving, I know that I am my son and grandson will be arriving on Thursday and we plan to have a wonderful holiday!!  Today's Timeless Tuesday Challenge over at Flourishes is all about being HAPPY!  This is a fun challenge and I decided to use the Dear Santa stamp set from Flourishes, it is such a happy feeling stamp set.  I just love the Christmas Holidays and this just reminds me of being a kid and what a happy time of the year.  I used copic markers to color both stamps and stickles to add a little of bling! I cut the squares using Spellbinder dies.  Hope everyone has a lovely holiday.  Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Timeless Tuesday Challenge #194

Will it Tuesday and time for another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!  Today challenge is to use colors or object in the picture to inspire you.  I used Flourishes Classics Christmas stamp set for the sentiment and Stampin Up's Medallion and Dasher stamp sets for the remaining card .  Some dazzling diamond glitter and all finished!  This really turned out pretty!  Hope everyone has a great week! 

The Be Progessive Challenge

I'm alittle behind on my challenge cards, have been a little under the weather :(.  The new release week at Flourishes has brought a very fun challenge.  It is in 4 step to create your card.  I found this to be so much fun.  I choose to use the Autumn Blossom stamp set from Flourishes along with the Medallion stamp from Stampin Up.  This was a really fun way to start off the new releases, can't wait to see what is in store for us.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pop N Cut Cards

After taking one of Karen Burniston's Pop N Cut Classes, I have been looking for the base die set and finally found it at Hobby Lobby :).  I have been having so much fun making Christmas Cards with it and just this past weekend found the Lantern and Pennant Sizzlits Decorative Strip at Hobby Lobby.  These cards are so much fun to create so glad I took her class, thanks Karen for inspiring me with your Pop N Cut!!!  You can check out the Pop N Cut designs at Sizzix's Blog.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Timeless Tuesday #193

This week's Timeless Tuesday challenge at Flourishes is to have your focal point fall off the page.  I choose to use the new Christmas stamp set Poinsettia & Pine.  I used copic markers to color my stamp.  Using Spellbinder square and lacey square set I cut out the stamped image with a little falling off the page.  The background paper is from the 1 2 3 Kit of September.  Enjoy the rest of the week.  Remember to Keep Stamping!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Timeless Tuesday #192

Good morning everyone, I'm a little late getting my challenge card done!  The Timeless Tuesday challenge at Flourishes is to create a birthday card.  This works out great for me as I need a birthday card for a very dear friend in a couple of weeks.  I choose to use the Summer Blossoms stamp set from Flourishes along with the sentiment from the Botanical Bookplate stamp set.  I decided to use the reverse spotlight technique on my stamp.  I stamped the Summer Blossoms twice and colored the one with Prisma Watercolors and blended with mineral spirits.  The second stamp I punched a 1" circle  from the stamped image and punched a 1 1/4" circle for the backing.  This makes such a pretty effect.  I used Stampin Up Diamond Dazzle Glitter on the punched stamp.  A little ribbon, pearls  and rhinestones to finish off the look!  Enjoy the rest of the week and Keep Stamping!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Timeless Tuesday Challenge #191

Hi everyone, hope everyone is having a great week so far!!  This week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes is hosted by Cindy and it's all about Winter.  I love this challenge as I love winter and all things it brings.  I choose to use the Flourishes's Vintage Postcard stamp set, it reminds me of cold winter day's with the ice skaters and the sleigh.  I use watercolors to color my stamp, alittle of Stampin Up's dazzling diamond glitter.  This is such a pretty stamp set, it is one of my favorite!!  Enjoy the rest of your week, and remember to keep Stamping!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Go Natural Challenge

It time for another Release Week Challenge at Flourishes it is to create using nature as your inspiration.  I just received my Autumn Blossom stamp set and it so reminder me of all the beautiful fall colors.  I stamp with black ink, color the stamp with Prisma Pencil using mineral spirits to blend the colors.  I just love this technique.  Used a little baker's twine and stamped the sentiment with black ink and create a small tag.  This is such a beautiful stamp set!!!  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, mine is filled with my beautiful grandbaby twins Andy and Alyssa's 2nd Birthday Party!!!  Will be a weekend full of family and fun, I am truly blessed!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Inside and Outside Challenge

It's is the first of the noon time challenge at Flourishes.  Today's challenge is to create the inside and outside of your card.  I choose to use the Cowboy Christmas stamp set I just received.  I really love this set, as I live in Texas and it is a perfect fit for a lot of my friends and family!!  I used copic markers

I stamped the hat twice and cut it out and used pop dots.  Stamped the sentiment with red ink, the background paper and the ribbon is from the new Christmas 1 2 3 Kit at Flourishes. The inside of the card was done using the same stamp set, it was colored with prisma pencils and left over paper from the front.  Hope everyone is having a great week.  Look for the noon time challenge tomorrow at Flourishes

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Timeless Tuesday Challenge #190

Good Tuesday everyone!!!  I look forward to Tuesday to see what Flourishes's design team have up their sleeve!  This week is Sneek Peek Week as well as Timeless Tuesday Challenge.  The new stamps set are so cute.  This week's challenge is to create using a yummy treat as the focal point.  I search through my stamp sets and found I do not have anything that has a  yummy treat imagine that!!  My daughter however had a set from Flourishes that has been retired Birthday Celebrations.  It is a cute little set perfect for a child birthday.  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Prisma watercolor pencils.  Used Spellbinder's Lacey Square die cut and cut out the stamped image.  I stamped again the balloons only and cut out added glitter to them and popped them up with pop dots.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.  This will be a perfect card for my little grandson that turns 10 in November!!  Looking forward to the rest of the week's Sneek Peek and all the fun stamps coming out.  Have a great rest of the week and remember Keep Stamping :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Think Pink Challenge

Well October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and over at Flourishes they are hosting a Think Pink Challenge.  Breast Cancer Awareness is very dear to my heart, as I lost my dear aunt to breast cancer :(.  I choose to use a rubber stamp from The Rubber Stamp Cafe, I just love this stamp.  I used copic markers RV02, RV04, RV06 to color the stamp.  Used silver glitter to accent the stamp, a little pink ribbon and all done!  Don't forget self examines and mammograms this month!!!

Link Up For Pink

Here is my LUFP challenge card!!!  It only needed to have a splash of pink on it. 

5 Senses World Card Making Day Challenge

I took a fun class on Saturday, great way to spend World Card Making Day!!!  We made this cute Halloween card and I thought it fit perfect for the challenge that Flourishes was holding.  It is all made using the Sizzix Pop N Cut system.  The smell and taste of yummy pumpkin, the sound of the gate opening and the feel of embossing on the Happy Halloween.  Hope everyone enjoyed the day, I really did the class by Karen Burniston was great!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Timeless Tuesday #189

Good morning everyone!!!  The weather here in Houston is just beautiful, nice cool breeze blowing.  It's time for Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes and today it's being hosted by Denise and it Think Pink, just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness.  I put this card together quickly as I'm not feeling well, my allergies are really acting up.  I used Stampin Up's Thinking of You stamps, I will be sending this to a friend whose mother is battling cancer.  Hope everyone has a great week enjoy the nice fall weather!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Timeless Tuesday #188

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Well it's Tuesday and time for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge from Flourishes.  This week is being hosted by Maki and it is to make a project with a  Fall Theme. I chose to use the Triple Stamp Technique you can find the tutorials at SCS.  I stamped the leaves and color the larger leaves with copic markers YR07, YR09 and Y06.  The scarecrow was a printable from  Pinterest.  I colored the scarecrow with prisma pencils, added some SU dazzle diamond glitter.  The sentiment, leaf and acorn were printed from MDS2.  Have a great week everyone and remember to Keep Stamping!! :)  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Timeless Tuesday #187 - It's A Sketchy Challenge

I am so excited I was one of the New Release Challenge winners last week at Flourishes!!!  Can't wait to get the new stamps and start using them.  This week's challenge is being hosted by Allison and it is to use this sketch I decided to use my Christmas Classic set from Flourishes.  I just love this set.  I used DSP from the Stampin Up Joyful Times Collections, it is such a pretty combination of colors.  The stamp was colored with copic markers.  I love have the design turned out.  Hope everyone is having a great week, the weather here in Texas has started to turn cooler YAY!!!  Thanks for check in and Keep Stamping!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Christmas Lodge Side Step Card

I have been playing around with the side step cards and they have quickly become one of my favorite type of cards!  I recently saw a card on SCS Gallery using Stampin Up's Christmas Lodge Stamps.  I happen to have them on my MDS2 so I wanted to give it a try.  I not sure of the person's name who made the card on SCS, as when I went back I could not find the post so unable to give you credit for the idea.  I gave it a try and here is what I came up with, it is really pretty and sparkly!  All of the stamps were done digital with MDS2 I just love digital scrapbooking and cards.  This software is just so much fun!!

Wild & Wonderful Challenge

The second challenge of the day at Flourishes was Wild & Wonderful Challenge.  It was to create a card that was a little on the rustic side.  I did not have any rustic type stamp so I decided to try and create a rustic looking card with the Flourishes Vintage Postcard stamp set.  Using off white cardstock I stamped in black ink, did some coloring with copic markers.  After coloring I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist's Walnut Gold and lightly misted my cardstock, while damp I crinkled the paper to create a old rustic look and tore the edges.  Let that dry and came back and misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist's Pearl.  After about 10 minutes for drying I inked the edges with brown ink .  All in all I think it turned out pretty rustic looking. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dear Santa - Noon Time Challenge

Hope you have all seen the new Christmas releases at Flourishes, they are just beautiful!!!  The Flourishes Dear Santa Noon Time Challenge was to create a card that was fun for kids and kids at heart.  This was such a fun challenge as I have 4 grandchildren and just love making cards for them.  I chose to use a retired stamp from Stampin Up for the Santa and decided to create a snow globe.  I used the Christmas Classic stamp set from Flourishes for the sentiment.  Using prima pencil to color the Santa, and the cuttlebug snowflake folder to emboss.  Hope you all are having a good week.  The weather here in Southeast Texas has been really nice for this time of year, so I am enjoying being outside after such a long hot summer :).  Enjoy the rest of the week and Keep Stamping!!