Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Beth Moore!

I had the wonderful opportunity to go see Beth Moore live this past weekend with several MOPS Moms and it was such a great experience. She spoke on Proverbs 31:26, so I decided to make some cards to send out to the amazing women I attended with. As soon as I saw this card I knew I was on to something. I changed up the colors and made it my own, and I LOVE how it turned out. I did the wording on the computer using the Fling Font (which was used on the Living Proof Live brochure) and added some Crystal Effects on the butterfly. And of course I had to use my Cuttlebug to emboss the swirls.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

So easy, even a 6 year old can do it!

Abby decided she wanted to make a card for her friend Bella, who has been in the hospital for several weeks. I showed her some of the card kits I'd made up for last months class, and she loved the flower. Everything was precut, but she chose her colors and glued everything down. She even wrote the inside all by herself. I guess her early training paid off! :-)

I decided to ink up another new set this afternoon. The top card was a simple one I threw together as a sample for my MIL to take home with her. The bottom one, which I love, was inspired by this card at SCS. The hardest part was getting the math right with the measurements, but now that that's done, I'm totally going to make a bunch of these!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stamping with the MIL

So my mother-in-law has retired now and decided she wants to start stamping. I ordered a couple of basic stamp sets for her and the UPS man delivered them yesterday right after the in-laws arrived! We spent last night playing and these are the results. I can't decide which is my favorite, the stars or the blue flower. I am absolutely loving the Linear Sentiments set because it's so good for so many types of cards. Birthday, Baby, Get Well, Anniversary/Wedding, Get Well, Just Because... you name it! I also love the Sunflowers Set. I used colored pencils here, but I think next time I'll use Copics for better blending.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


I needed a Sympathy card this past week for a friend who very unexpectedly lost her mom. I have been saying for months that I need to make some Sympathy cards to have on hand, but alas... it hasn't happened. So I typed up my favorite poem (it's been in my Bible since I lost my grandmother in 1984), cut it out with my Nesties, and added some paper from the stash. Simple but effective.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Peachy Keen

In my attempt to clean out our three freezers before Uncle Sam tells us it's time to move again, I found a bag of frozen peaches and decided to try my hand at making jam. I used THIS recipe and it was so easy and tasty. So when a friend invited us over for a bbq on Sunday, I knew just what I'd use for my hostess gift. I used one of my new sets from MFT (it's wonderful because you can fill the basket with peaches, apples, strawberries, or tomatoes!) and then decorated the mason jar to match. And then, of course, I ran out and bought 3 more cases of jars so that I can make more to have on hand for those times when I need a little gift but don't have the time to go buy something!