Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Posting Comments

I see I haven't gotten many recent comments. . .I know I haven't been posting very much and I do hope that improves. . .sometimes life gets in the way or sometimes, I simply forget. Any way, I hope more comments will be posted. I have been asked how do I post a comment, when I receive blog updates via e-mail? You can either point your mouse over the "What's buzzin with Inkyhive" and click on it and it will then take you to the page and you can see all the posts and under each entry you will see the word comment, just click on that word and it will let you make a comment. OR you can point your mouse over the day's topic. . .such as
stencil with black & crackling embossing paste and it will take you to that day. Then I believe a comment box comes up. Fill it in and if you do not have an account, that's okay, just click on anonymous when that box comes up. I hope this helps you and if there is a question, please let me know.

God Bless you,

Monday, November 9, 2009

stencil with black & crackling embossing paste

Greetings, my friend. . .I want to share the image I have been working on. I enjoy using stencils with embossing paste. This is my first attempt with the crackling embossing paste and I think it turned out okay, even if I do say so, myself.
This first picture is the stencil using black matte embossing paste. When you have finished putting the paste on, with care remove the low tack tape that is holding the stencil in place, and put your stencil in a pan of water, so it can soak until you can wash it off.
I let the pasted image dry for about an hour. I'm sure it was dry before that, but I was doing other things in between.
I replaced the stencil, using low tack masking tape to hold it in place. Then I applied the crackling embossing paste, removed the stencil and put it in a pan of water, before the paste dried on the stencil.
For some reason, all the crackling paste did not crackle. I let it dry for several hours.
Then once again, I put the clean stencil one and taped it down with low tack tape, and then with my stencil brushes and stencil paint, I painted the design. After, I liked the coloring, I removed the stencil and cleaned it again.
You might think it is a lot of work, but for me it really isn't and I like to use my stencils with paste. Like I said this was my first attempt using the crackling paste. Most of time I only do 2 stages. . .apply to paste, let it dry and clean my stencil, let the paste dry, and when I am ready, I apply the stencil again and color the image either with stencil paint or I use my stamp pads.
I then distressed the edges and used my stamp pad to color the edges.

Thank you, for taking a look. If you have an comments or questions, please let me know and I will get back with you.
~~ Inkyhive

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm here. . .

Hello. . .I hope you have been enjoying the Fall, even with all the rain and wind we have had. The past several days, the rain has not fallen and we have had blue skies, sun, and some light breezes. I have raked a couple of times and it looks like I could do it again.

Here is a card, that I wanted to share with you. . .yes, I have been making cards, while I was MIA!!! With this card I used construction paper for the tree and the leaves. I punched out a number of leaves. Tore the paper, to make it look like a tree. I used my alphbet stamps and stamp F A L L on different colors and used a square punch. I glued all of that on blue cardstock, then layered that on brown and then attached that to the green card.
Today, I am working on a Thanksgiving Day card and will post that soon.
Hugs and Prayers.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


One other thing to share, this bookmark, I made the other day. The scarecrow and verse are AJ's
I hope you all are having a nice Fall. The colors are beautiful and I hope they stay on the trees for a few more weeks. We have had some strong winds and many have fallen, yet there are still leaves that haven't changed color yet. Winter was trying to make an early entrance, but thankfully the past week or so we have gotten a little warmer. Isn't it funny how when we go from summer temps. to the 50's we think it's SO cold and then after a couple of weeks in the 40's, it then goes to the 50's and we think, oh it's so nice and warm out!!! Well, no matter what the weather today, I hope you have a nice day and you get some ink on those fingers or paper & if you can't stamp. . .well, think about what you will do, when you can stamp.

Sympathy Card

I thought I would share this card, that I needed to make. Over the week-end, we were notified, that the 18 year old grandson of childhood friends, of Mr. Inky, killed himself. Please, keep that family in your prayers. Thank you. I stamped the tree in black and then embossed it with clear glitter embossing powder. So when you see it, in person, you can see the glitter. I took a piece of scrap paper and sponged on ink, for the ground. For the clouds, I used cloud template and sponged on the inks. I then stamped the saying and layered it and then applied to the card. Actually, you could use this card for any occasion, it just depends on what you put on the inside.

May you all have a beautiful day.

Friday, October 16, 2009

2 Christmas cards

Yesterday, I spent the entire day, in my stamping room! I worked on Christmas cards and sure enjoyed myself! Here are two of the cards I made.

I don't recall where I got the green paper, but I wish I had gotten more! The leaves and berries are raised and feel like velvet. Here is the second card. First picture is the front of the card, For some reason the green scalloped edge doesn't show up well around the saying, but it is there. This shows you the inside of the card. How do you do the insides of your cards? Seldom do I leave them blank, but will if it is an order and they don't want anything stamped. I stamp at least one saying and at times I like to stamp an image either with Versamark or very light/pale color. Sometimes I will add a bit of paper that I used on the front of the card, on the inside.
Have you begun your Christmas cards? How many will you make this year? How many are you sending out? I wish I wouldn't get tired tonight, for I would like to make more. I was able to get a couple more made today, but not as many as yesterday. Today, I had to do some household chores! I haven't decided how many cards I will send this year, so I don't know how many I will make. Guess, I should work on my list. . .

May you have a relaxing week-end and a few minutes to get some ink on a stamp or two!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunflower stamp-n-stencil

I know it's been a week, since I last posted. . .I don't know where all the time goes. AJ and I had a very nice visit last week. AJ made a couple of cards, I stamped images, and of course, we did lots and lots of talking. Before, we knew it, it was time for me to head home. We didn't even break for lunch!!! We are trying to plan our next get together, before we get snow that stays. It has snowed a couple of times, this past week! My it is early, but thankfully, it hasn't stayed and the roads haven't been too icy, though it was hard to open the car doors on Tuesday morning.

Here is a card, I made this afternoon. The sunflower is a stamp-n-stencil. If you haven't taken a look see, why don't you check it out. AJ has several and they are a lot of fun to use! I also, used a border punch, 2 different Cuttlebug embossing folders and 2 different sets of nestabilities. You don't have to have the ones I used. . .you can use different ones or none at all.
I hope this will give you some inspiration and you will take some time to play. For me, stamping and creating is great therapy.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

the Big Buck

Hello. . .Mr. Inky and I had a very nice week-end and got to visit with my sister and Inkette (great niece) both days!!! We did so much and couldn't believe how fast the time just flew by.

The last time AJ and I were together, I stamped this Buck and would you believe, I just found it this morning?!? Well, I did and that's because, I getting a few things together for tomorrow. AJ and I have a date to stamp and visit tomorrow, the Lord, willing.

As you can see, this card is very simplistic. It doesn't take a lot of time or a lot of supplies. I stamped the image with black ink, stamped it one white paper, layered it on black and then put it on a white card.

Then I added 3 black dots. I hope this gives you an idea or two and you can get some ink on your paper. I'm sorry, I don't know the name or the number of this image. I can't find it in the catalog. Here is her company address.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall is in the air, Fall is really here!

Well, the last time I wrote, I was wondering if it was Fall or Summer. . .
well, I can tell you, it is for sure Fall. The temperature has really dropped and the air smells different, it smells like Fall. The colors are beautiful, the leaves are falling and all the vegetables have been picked!

I haven't done a lot of stamping the past few weeks and my fingers are missing the ink! I did make one Christmas card yesterday, that I will share with you today.
This is a Shy Bear image and I used my Nestabilities Label Two set to cut out the image and the yellow background. The green paper has raised holly leaves and berries that feel like velvet. I bought this paper some time ago at a sale. I thought it would be nice to use on a Christmas card!
How are you coming along with your Christmas cards? Are you sending any? Either handmade or store bought? I hope that you are able to get some ink on your fingers this week-end, be it Christmas cards, Fall, Thanksgiving, or everyday cards.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Is it Fall or Summer???

I can't decide if it is Summer or if it is Fall. The end of August, first part of September, it was very much like Fall. Several days back, it began to get hot -- high 70's to mid-80's and very humid. The humidity was so high 99%, I couldn't take it anymore, so the air conditioner went on.

I haven't done a lot of stamping, but I have gotten a couple of cards made and thought I would let you see. This first one is a Shy Bear, which I am crazy about! I'm sorry the scan doesn't show the clouds very well. The layout idea, for this card came from a couple of challenges I came across while surfing. On this card, I used glitter (pen), flowers/leaves, and Cuttlebug embossing folder.

This card is done with a stamp-n-stencil set, that can be found here. http://www.wood-n-paper-ink.com/m_29.asp?pa=m_29 Just click on the stamp-n-stencil set on the left hand side. There are many designs to pick from. This was my first attempt, first card, using a stamp-n-stencil set. This one is called Giraffe - P288. If you do order any, please let AJ, know that Inkyhive sent you. . .That way she will know stampers are seeing her product.
I stamped the image with black Stazon and then I colored the image using the stencil parts. The coloring is done with a stipple brush. I then cut it out with my oval scalloped nestabilitie and before removing the die, I stippled some green around the inside of the die, leaving the white ring scalloped edge. I layered that on a piece of paper from the pack of Harvest & Holiday. It is by Debbie Mumm for Jo-Ann fabrics and crafts. The card is brown cardstock.If you don't have one of these sets, you might want to take a look and order one or two or three. It is a lot of fun and very easy.
Hope this inspires you to make a card or two.

God's Word is my road map. . .

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fishing. . .

I hope you had a very nice Labor Day week-end. Mr. Inky and I did. On Friday afternoon, we helped a lady from our church move. She will be missed, but she needed to moved closer to her daughter. We stayed around the house. . .enjoyed the yard and fresh air. We played croquet, picked a few vegetables, enjoyed a fired, and did some things in the house.

Here is one card, I made, that I wanted to share. The stamp image is from AJ's Country Stampin' and is called "Gone Fishing" After coloring it, I framed it with a nestabilities cutout so it looks like a picture. I used a strip of glittery paper that I punched one side with a scalloped punch and then layered it on some water looking paper, layered on black and then applied to the card.

I hope you like it and maybe it will give you an idea of a card to make for someone. I am hoping to stamp a card or two that is Fall in nature, but the past few days have been back to summer weather! Hot and humid. . . The leaves are beginning to change and a few have dropped, so maybe I will get in the mood, for I really enjoy making fall cards. Fall is my favorite season!

Hugs and Prayers,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

do you have a horse?

Do you have a horse? Do you go horse riding? I don't do either, but I like horses. Do you have any horse stamps? That, I do have so I thought I would make a card with one of the horse stamps I do have. On this card, both images are available from http://www.wood-n-paper-ink.com/ I uploaded this card on Amy's Blog, but thought I would also put it here, since it is my card.

Here is how I did it: I stamped the horse head on white cardstock and then I colored it in with a few copic markers. The colors I used were E02, E33, E35, R02, YR00, and 0 the colorless blender. I am new using these markers and the more I use them, the more I am liking them, though I don't have many. After getting the horse colored the way I wanted it, I used a circle scalloped nestabilites die and cut out the image and while the paper was still in the die, I used a duster with some blue ink and went around the image, thus leaving the edge white. I then used a circle nestabilities die and cut the black layer out. I stamped the horseshoe image out twice and cut them out. I colored them in with a silver glitter pen (though you can't see that very well in the scan). I layered the images on a light brown layer, which is 3 3/4 by 5 which I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder on. I really like how the card turned out and I hope you do to. I can think of many people who would enjoy getting a card like this? Can you?

I hope you and your family have a fun and safe Labor Day week-end and I also hope you take some time to do a little creating.

hugs and Prayers,

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A scene with Stampscapes

I wanted to share this scenic card, I made awhile ago. I enjoy scenic stamping and hope to get my scenic stamps out sooner, rather than later. Oh to have time to use all my stamps, much more often! In this card, all stamps are by Stampscapes. It was a lot of fun and it took a little while, but it really isn't as hard to do as some think : ) Do you stamp scenic scenes? Would you make a card like this? Do you enjoy receiving scenic cards? No matter what card you are working on, I hope you are having FUN and putting no stress on yourself.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hello, from Shy Bear

I hope you are having a nice week-end even with the weather seeming to be more fall-like than summer or at least that is how it is today in Wisconsin. I wanted to share the card that I made this morning, while Mr. Inky was playing his clarinet. I really like the Shy Bear stamps and please know the owner, Della gets orders out VERY quickly. I stamped the shy bear image on a 3 3/4 by 5 inch piece of white cardstock and then I applied some green ink with a sponge to the bottum of the paper. I stamped the fence on some brown paper, cut it out and then attached the fence. I then took a grass stamp, flower top stamp and a vine stamp, stamping them in various places on the fence and the bottum edge. With a sponge, I applied blues for the sky and using a plastic template that I have, I made some clouds. Lastly, I stamped the saying. Afterwards, I layered that on black paper and then attached it to the brown card. The saying is by Penny Black and all the other stamps are by Art Impressions

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Shadow stamping

I wanted to share a card, well two cards I completed this morning. I'm not sure what you call the stamp, but I call it an irregular edge shadow stamp. I found it at a stamp convention several years ago. It is by Copper Leaf Creations. I stamped it a couple of times for you to see the edge. I really like the backgrounds that it makes. I take 3 or 4 different colors and begin with the lightest color and stamp randomly on my white cardstock. Depending on how large your paper, depends on how many times you want to stamp your first color. Leave plenty of white to show. Then go to the next darkest color and radmomly stamp it and go ahead and stamp over some of the first color. Continue on to the next color, until till you like what you have. Then I stamp the main image, in black. For these cards I used a stamp by Northwoods.

On this card, I decided to cut the image into 3 parts and then layered it on a brown cardstock, trimmed around the edges and then attached them on a light brown card.

On this card, I kept the image whole, layered it on black and then attached it to the card.
I really like this technique. . .it is quick and easy and makes a great looking card, I think. I hope this will help you get some ink on those fingers and have some relaxing moments.

May you have a peaceful day.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The 3 bears

Greetings friend, I hope you have found some time to stamp and create. I got the idea for this card, over at Paper Craft Planet. I was surfing the web, yesterday afternoon and came across this sketch challenge back in July. Here is the link, if you would like to take a look. http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/sketchchallenge/forum/topics/sketch-challenge-july-25-2009
It was a fun card to make, very quick and easy. I don't know why the uploaded scan isn't as clear as it is on my computer. I do apologize. And, because the card is white, I put some copper paper over it to show the card better.
Both stamps are by AJ's Country Stampin' . If you want either one and have problems finding them, let me know.
Say, if you know how to get paragraphs to be typed on the blog, please let me know. No matter how I type, it prints out the way it wants to. I try double and triple spacing, I try tabbing, and nothing seems to work.
Thank you, for reading and may you have a wonderful afternoon.
God Bless,

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Be Joyful

I wanted to share this card, I completed today. I'm sorry the scan isn't the best, though you can see the embossing dots 'a little'.
I used a ribbon punch on the white layer, then I used the swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder, and then I ran the thread through the holes.
I then stamped my saying, which is from the HOPE set, by Our Daily Bread designs. Afterwards, I used my oval nestabilities and cut out the saying, then the yellow frame, and lastly the black oval layer. I adhered them together and then adhered to the white layer.
I know who I am sending this card to, but it sure can be for anyone, everyone, no matter what we might be going through. I have been having my own affliction this week and glad that I have been following Romans 12:12. I was brought to tears, filled with JOY and thanking the Lord this afternoon, when I went to my mailbox. He is always with us, no matter what we are going through.
hugs and Prayers,

Monday, August 10, 2009

no excuses :D

Happy Monday, I hope you had nice week last week. I have no real excuse, why I didn't post. I was busy and thought about posting, but thinking doesn't make it! This is a card I made on Thursday. The image I received in an image swap, so I don't know who the maker is. Any way, I thought it might make a cute card for my nephew and as I was cutting it out with my nestibilities oval die, the die slipped and cut the image wrong or not the way I had planned. Since, I don't have the stamp, I thought, WHAT can I do?!? Well, the light bulb, came on. . .so I cut the end to make it look like a bite was taken out of it!
I showed my sister and she thought is was very cute and said that James would like it, as he loves pizza!!! I took the card with me, when I visited with my sister on Saturday, as I was hoping my great niece aka the Inkette would make a few marks on the inside for Daddy. Well, she wasn't in the mood, so it is getting mailed without Inkette's mark :D Well, there is always next time.
The reason, my image didn't cut out correctly is, it slipped! I received my multi-platform from Sizzix, so that I could use it with my Grande Mark and the adaptor Accucut has to use with Sizzix dies. Any way, I was cutting, not thinking maybe, I should practice just a few minutes. You know, "that hurry" feeling. . .I don't need to practice, I can do it! All in all, I think it turned out okay.
My goal is to post more frequently this week. . .I hope you have been able to do a couple of cards this past week. Have you given any thought of a Christmas card. That is one of the goals I would like to accomplish this week. When I get one done, I shall share it with you.
hugs and Prayers,

Monday, August 3, 2009

Christmas or winter card

It really isn't too early to think of Christmas cards. I have been known to put them off till mid-November or later and I don't want to do that this year. If I made one here and there, I could come up with one that I could make several of the same design.
I wanted to share this card, I began over the week-end. I was reading blogs on Thursday night and I'm sorry, I don't recall what blog I was reading. The card I saw was beautiful, though larger than the A2 I am doing, so mine isn't exactly like what I saw. I liked the idea that this is not the usual color for Christmas. [Because the card itself is white, I laid it on chipboard to help show it a bit better.]
I have put the card, off to the side for a little while. . .as I decide if I want to add "Merry Christmas" or "let it snow", or something, on the front. If you have any ideas, please leave a comment and even if you don't have an idea, let me know what you think of the card/colors :D
Okay, I have to close for now. I have to go the PO to mail my care package, to my nephew. Thank you, for your prayers for him and I thank those who have written me, with your words of encouragement.
I hope you all had a pleasant week-end.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

M & M saying

I'm sorry the scan didn't show what the stamp said clearly.
Any way, here is what is says:
The Chocolate Lover's
Survival Kit
At the first sign of anger
eat a RED one.
eat a BLUE one to
minimize depression
To relieve stress,
eat a GREEN one.
If you feel a headache
coming on,
eat an ORANGE one.
Eat a YELLOW one
to cheer you up.
You can eat the BROWN
ones at any time.
If all symptoms occur
at the same time,
The stamp is made by Morning Star; check them out at www.morningstarstamps.com
Hope you are having a very pleasant Saturday and hoping you find just a little time to stamp today. Even if you only work on a card 15 minutes at a time, before you know it, you will have one done! I know many cards might not take that long, yet others may take some time. It all depends on how elaborate it might be. Please, know though sometimes we get stuck with what images we should use or what color paper or should I put an embellishment on or what kind of background, etc. . . and then we might have some newer stampers, who are overwhelmed. Just have fun, stamping is not to cause worry or stress :D

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Do you like M & M's???

Do you like M&M's? Who doesn't right?!?! Which is your favorite. . .plain or peanut??? :D My favorite are the plain ones! Some time ago, I found the Survival stamp and yesterday I decided to make a card for my nephew's care package. I have a package of both, plain and peanut's in there and will put the card on top so he will read it first. Well, maybe, he will read the card first or maybe he will go for the goodies and then check the card out :D
To make the m&m's, I used a small circle stamp and then a small 'm' stamp. I thought I would bring the theme to the inside of the card, so I put some on the inside, too!
I plan to get his care package mailed on Monday. It won't make it for his birthday, but he has one on the way from, his Mom. We wanted to help spread out the celebration!
May you all have a beautiful day. Share a smile, for you may be the world for that person. God Bless you and yours.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

another card for Kate

Here is another card I made today and this will be going out to Kate tomorrow. As you can see, I used the cheerleader stamp again. I hope this brings a little smile to her face and I want her and the family to know, I am praying for them and I am on their cheering squad!

I used the Argyle cuttlebug embossing folder and then I use 2 different color ink pads doing the DTP technique [direct to paper]

I have decided to use the other cheerleader card I shared with you last week, for my nephew's birthday. Since, I used red, white, and blue to color her in, I thought it would be a patriotic card. Thank you, for praying for him and the other soldiers, who are serving our country and helping others.

God Bless, ~~Inkyhive

The mailbox

I was going to post this card the other day and of course, time got away from me. This image is from AJ's Country Stampin. After coloring it, I used a scallop punch on the right side and layered it on silver paper that was also punch with my scallop punch. I put that layer on color core paper; after I ran the paper through my Sizzix, with a CuttleBug embossing folder. After the paper was embossed, I took some fine grit sandpaper, to get the look of the leaves, to stand out a bit more. I layered it on gray paper and then on a shimmery yellow/orange cardstock.

I hope this will give you a lift to create something today. ~~Inkyhive

Saturday, July 25, 2009


I had been wondering why I hadn't been getting a comment or two and I have had a couple people ask me how do I comment. If you receive the posts/updates via e-mail and I do hope I am getting more and more readers :D, you must go to the blog's webpage. To do that, all you have to do is click on either "What's buzzin with Inkyhive" or the name of the post, at the top of each mailing. The first one directs you to the blog and the second one [name of the post] directs you to that post. Then, at the end of each post, you will see the word comment; click on it and you can post a message to Inkyhive :D
I still would like your input on what you think the cheerleader card could be used for.

If you have any problem let me know and I will see what I can do, though I must tell you, I am not real computer savvy!


Friday, July 24, 2009


Hello. . .I was going to post this last evening, however I got busy and time got away from me.
All 3 stamps used on the front of this card are from AJ's Country Stampin's. I have had the flower and hello stamp for quite some time and the watering can image, I stamped in May, while I visited Amy. Hopefully, in the next month we will get together, but lately our calendar's just don't connect! :D

This time I didn't follow a sketch, I laid the cream card stock on a strip of brown card stock which had been sitting on the yellow and I thought it went together. I stamped the flower using a yellow ink on the yellow paper and then the hello is stamped with brown ink. I had used a lace punch on the brown paper, but I didn't like the look, so I'll use that paper another time. I seldom throw away anything, though I really do need to go through some of my piles and discard some. I mean how much can one really use??? It's one thing IF you use it up. . .however I have 'several' boxes of pieces of paper and stamped images from at least 7 years ago and I keep saying I need to use it up, I have more than enough odds and ends! I do believe I have come to the conclusion it isn't going to get done, so perhaps I should look for someone or ones to share it with.

Looks like it is a nice day, so I think I will go outside, at least for a few minutes and enjoy the beauty, the Lord has brought my way, today.

May you have a wonderful Saturday.

In Christ alone my hope is found; He is my Light, my strength, my song.

a card for Kate

I wanted to share a card, I made this morning, for a precious 5 year old girl. Her name is Kate McRae and I read about her about a week ago. I have been praying for her and her family ever since. Here is a link to read about Kate and please put her and her family on your prayer list.

I will be back later, when I get another card or two to post. I wanted to thank everyone who has written me, wishing my Birthday wishes.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Do you recycle? : D

Do you save things, to use some day on your creation??? Do you use them or do they stay in the drawer or in a pile? : )
Today's card, I am sending to my nephew who is serving our country. The bear is from an envelope, that I received recently. After, cutting it out, I layered it on blue, then white, and finally red paper. I then put it on white cardstock and stamped the "Thinking of You". That stamp is by Sweet Impressions and I really like the font. It is my favorite thinking of you stamp, because of the font.

As some of you know, my birthday was yesterday and Mr. Inky and I went to the Milwaukee Zoo. We had a nice day and the Lord provided nice weather. It wasn't too hot and while the Zoo was open there was no rain, no thunderstorms. Driving down, we had some heavy rain for a little over an hour. At times we had to really slow down. Since we weren't sure what the day was going to bring we had back-up plans, but once we got to the Zoo, the rain stopped so we decided to stay. Another time we will go to The Domes. They are 3 buildings shape like beehives and they house plants. One is arid, one is rainforest, and the other one changes, depending on the season. It was nice to be in Milwaukee for fun and not at the hospital because of my knee :D

May you have a wonderful evening.
hugs and Prayers,

May the mind of Christ, my Savior live in me from day to day;
By His love and pow'r controlling all I do and say.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Monday

I hope you are having a pleasant Monday and that you had a nice, relaxing week-end. Did you get a chance to stamp? Even if only for a few minutes. . .you know if you work a few minutes a day, you will get a card made and the receiver will be happy to get it. Here is a card, I worked on. The first picture is the front of the card. I used the Leafy Branch embossing folder by Cuttlebug. After, I embossed it, I took a fine grade sandpaper and rubbed over the leaves, giving it the look it has. I then took a scalloped circle and a plain circle, both by Nestabilities and made the scalloped ring. When I decided where I wanted to place it, I used the plain circle nestabilities and punched out that circle. I used the same plain circle and cut through the card, so that the inside would show through.

As you can see I didn't complete it yesterday. I'm not sure what saying I will add it to. I bought the stamp at a rummage sale a few weeks back and it came by itself. I haven't decided who I am sending the card to, thus I haven't decided what I want it to say! Could be a birthday card, could be an encouragement card, could be for a soldier. . . if you have any ideas, please leave me a comment.

God Bless

Friday, July 17, 2009

a few cards to share

Good Morning. . .first I want to apologize, I read a couple of my recent posts and have noticed I typed the wrong word. Isn't it funny [well not really], how we proof-read what we write and we don't see it, but later we go back and read it and it pops out! The other day when I shared about doing a color challenge, I wrote rick-rack several times. . .it didn't dawn on me, until I was showing the card to Mr. Inky last evening and then I remembered, I wrote the wrong word. The challenge wasn't using rick-rack, the challenge called for gingham - oh brother. . .
I am hoping to get a card or two made today, but what I really should do, is get a few cards ready to mail out! Everyone likes to receive fun mail, right?! It is nice to hear from the receipent that they enjoyed getting the card and to know someone is thinking about them.

Anyway, here are a couple of cards that I have made this week. Perhaps, one will bring a smile to your face and maybe give you an idea for a card to make. The first card is following yesterday's sketch challeng post.
And, the second card is done with the technique called Chalk Lines. Very fun and very easy. Here is the link where I found it. http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stampin_studio/2008/05/chalk-lines-wit.html I enjoy watching Dawn's video's. I have been know to sit at the computer and watch her for a good hour! : )
"The Lord is my strength and my shield. . ." Psalm 28:7

Thursday, July 16, 2009

sketch challenge

This challenge is on The Sweet Stop. Here is the link: http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/2009/07/sweet-stop-sketch-saturday-sss12.html

Here is one of the cards I made. I decided to use this stamp, as I had been working in the yard. This stamp is by AJ's Country Stampin's

I used chalks to color and then sealed it with hair spray. I'm sorry the sky doesn't show up well. It is more vivid in real life.

Here is a card I made several years ago, long before I saw this sketch : ) This is also the first card I ever submitted to a magazine AND the first card of mine that was published! It was in VSN (Vamp Stamp News). I'm sorry, I can't recall the issue, at the moment.
The bandaide is by CowTown Stamps http://www.cowtownstamps.com/
and the cute bear is by Morning Star http://www.morningstarstamps.com/

Well, it is time for me, to see what I am going to do today. I hope you are enjoying the summer and you are getting some time to stamp.

God Bless,