Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Random Information and some cards.....

Hello All, I hope that you have found me from my original blog at While I liked my blog name for a while, this new name and new blog represents a verse and name that I felt from the Lord. I will continue to share crafty projects as well as some organization, DIY and home decor posts.

I have been doing a lot of crafting lately, as well as working on a picture wall in my spare bedroom. The main craft project i have been working on for the last 2 months is scrapbooking the last 30 years of pictures for my mother, to include everything she had in old albums (everything had to come out - the old albums were eating through the pictures) as well as framed pictures. I am about 80 to 90 layouts in and still have a loooong ways to go. When I am done I will photograph some of my favorite layouts to share with you. If you are in to scrapbooking, I highly recommend "The Adventures of Glitter Girl" series on the Two Peas in a Bucket channel on you tube. She goes through a number of different techniques and explains everything she does with great clarity. It has really helped me stay inspired as I work through the various photos. In addition to sharing some favorite layouts, I also will be sharing a post on how I organized all of the photos and how I decided to create the various scrapbooks that will be the new home of all of the photos.

Tonight I have a couple of cards to share that I've been working on over the last month. 

This first picture is a card I made a few weeks ago, but then I was pretty much on my back from a nasty virus for two weeks, so have just now been able to get it photographed and edited. The image is from one of the sets that I have from the UK craft magazine, PaperCraft and colored in with Spectrum Noir markers and sharpers. i added some prima flowers with a WeRMemoryKeepers brad. The papers are various scraps from a DCWV paper pack.

These next cards came out of the two Magnolia Stamps that I stamped with a Memento Tuxedo Black dew drop ink pad and then colored in with Spectrum Noir markers and Sharpees. For the first card, I used papers from a Basic Grey PB&J 6x6 paper pack. I used Spellbinders scalloped circle dies on the inside and outside of the card, as well as white pearls from Q&Co. The sentiment is from a clear Studio G stamp. I originally was not pleased with the marbled look that the imaged stamped, but it kind of grew on me, so I left it. I glued the image down on the white scallop and then used foam adhesive to give the card a little bit more dimension.

For the pink card, I used a DCWV paper pack with colors that coordinated with the Magnolia stamp image I chose. Like the green/blue card, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Dew Drop ink pad and then colored in with Spectrum Noir markers and Sharpees. The embellishments came from a WeRMemoryKeepers brad pack, Making Memories clear flower button, Making Memories pastel pink brads and Q&Co clear gems. The sentiment is from a foam mounted Studio G stamp and the die cut papers were put through my Cuttlebug with the Spellbinders Label One die set and a border punch from EK Success.

I also put together a graduation card for a girl that is graduating next week from Bible School. I've known her since she was a baby, which makes me feel a bit old. :) I will share that card in a separate post as I do not have the supplies list close to me right now.

I hope that you are all having a blessed week!


  1. Like the new blog and the cards look great too. Hope you're fully recovered and having a great week.

  2. You did a great job on all of these! So glad to see you using your Speccies! Aren't they fun? Hair is sooo hard! I have the most trouble with it. I actually bought a stamp recently just because the image will be great to practice hair on. There's lots of great tutorials on YouTube, but in the end it all just comes down to practice. One of these days I'll get the hang of it. :)

  3. They are fun! Still getting the hang of shading and blending the colors, but it makes the images look sooo much nicer! That is one of the reason I like the Magnolia stamps you gave me, they've been great for practicing hair!

  4. Yay! I love having someone to pass goodies on to!