Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Beautiful Swan

Since I first started stamping, I've been looking for the perfect swan stamp.  I collect swans so, of course, I needed one in my stamp collection.  Recently, someone recently  introduced me to Flourishes, I went right to their website and looked at all of their stamp sets.  Lo and behold, they had a wonderful stamp set called Swan Lake with a beautiful swan.  When she found out I wanted that set, she gifted me with it.

Stamp Sets:  Swan Lake by Flourishes, Sincere Salutations by Stampin' Up!; Ink:  Night of Navy; Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper, Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper (all Stampin' Up!); Accessories & Tools:  Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button (all Stampin' Up!)

I stamped the swan image on the papers after I had them all glued together.  After stamping the swan image on Very Vanilla, I fussy cut around the swan and popped it up with dimensionals.  I love this swan.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Perpetual Birthday Calendar

Last night found me at a local scrapbook store attending a class on how to make a Perpetual Birthday Calendar.  The Fancy Pants and Echo Park papers coordinated beautifully together for the calendar.  I really like the colors.  Kellie made the class fun and interesting.  These will make wonderful gifts and I'm looking forward to making more of these great calendars.

There is any number of color combinations you could use for these calendars.  It will be fun to make more of these.  Now I just need to purchase the Cinch machine so I can bind them together.  I had no idea two and a half years ago that I would be so into crafting.  One word of caution to those taking their first step into crafting, it's highly addictive!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Graphic 45 Congratulations!

Well, I didn't get a change to finish up the page I mentioned on Saturday.  It was a busy weekend but I'm not complaining!  I have my laptop back and I'm one very happy stamper.  In the meantime, here is another of the May Graphic 45 cards made in last month's class.

For the next few days, I'll finish showing you the cards from the May set as well as the June set.  And, I may surprise you with something other than the Graphic 45 cards I've been making.  You just never know what I'm going to do next!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Day of Rest and Worship

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:  for they shall be filled

Matthew 5:6

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Graphic 45 May Card

There has been so much going on around here lately that I have fallen way behind in my posting here.  If I would sit down and finish up the started projects, I'd probably have enough to keep me posting through the rest of the year!  Well, not quite that many but I do need to get them finished up.  For now I'm going to share another Graphic 45 card I made in the May card set.  The May set is so far my favorite but I think that is just a color thing.  I love the Graphic 45 A Place in Time paper.

Gorgeous colors!  I love the doves at the window.  Hopefully, Monday I can share a page I'm making for an album I'm doing about my brother, Larry.  I purchased a new stamp and die set from Taylored Expressions because it a perfect fit for the album.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

My Day of Rest and Worship

In honor of my father.

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

Exodus 20:12

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Black and White Father's Day Card

Well, now that I've completely neglected posting to my blog, I'm getting back into the swing of it.  I've got lots of cards and projects done and will be sharing those as the days go by.  For today, here is the newest Father's Day card I designed.  I used the Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate to make the diamond design on the Whisper White.  After I attached it and the ribbon and did the stamping, I added a drop of Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls at the point of the diamonds.

Stamp Set:  Delightful Dozen; Ink:  Whisper White Craft; Card Stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, 5/8" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, June 14, 2013

My Spool Dog Turned 50!

Back in my junior high school days, now a days called middle school, the girls had to take a shop class and the boys had to take a home economics class.  We were given a couple of choices as what to make and chose to make a 'spool dog.'  It holds spools of thread.  It was my first and last time of making anything out of wood.

These are the kinds of things you find when you are cleaning and sorting and going through boxes when you spring clean.  :-)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

My Day of Rest and Worship

In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion:  in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me.

Psalm 27:5

Monday, June 3, 2013

See Something You Like?

Want the directions?  Please email me so that I can forward them on to you.  I recently had a request for the Paper Basket but don't have the email address of the person who requested it so I was not able to send it off to her.  You can find my email address under the Contact Me tab.  I answer all emails within 24 hours.  So here, again, is the photo of the Paper Basket.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

My Day of Rest and Worship

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you, let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

John 14:27