Saturday, May 31, 2008
So I have to admit I am completely in love with cupcakes. Not only am I completely hooked on them I am on the search for the perfect cupcake stamp. The one that I love the best is of course the bella stamp! So I came up with this cupcake card and I gotta tell ya, I love it! I used the cupcakeabella and just cut out the cupcakes. I also used the bella baubles for the cherries. The next card was made for my daughter's first grade teacher (now my friend) for her end of the year Thank You. Her theme for the room is dogs so I thought this would be fitting. I got this stamp a long time ago from The Angel Company. The dogs are just so stinking cute. Well, I have also been scraping away so I have about 10 two page layouts put together and ready for embellishing. When I finish them up I'll be sure to post them for you all to see! Thanks for visiting! Have a blessed evening!
Well, I have just been working away the last three days so I thought I would finally post some of the cards that I have made! I got some new whipper snapper stamps from Jami (thanks sweetie) and I couldn't wait to ink them up so here are the final results!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
There is no art to post tonight. I just have had no time to work lately but I am hoping to get there soon. I have had a very emotional day today, not real sure why but non-the-less, still emotional. Ever had one of those days when you just feel on the verge of tears all day? Well, that's me. First of all, I have been thinking of my Mamaw so much the past few weeks. It's like she is constantly on my mind, and then I realize that her birthday was May 18th. Duh, no wonder. I know she is home with the Lord but man it is just so hard here without her. Let me fill some of you in a bit. My Mamaw was my Mom's, Mother and she was seriously the most amazing woman. She was everything God intended her to be. She was patient, kind, loving, honest, compassionate, forgiving...shall I go on? She had a special relationship with the Lord, for sure. She was my best friend. She passed in June of 2006 just five short months after her husband (my Papaw, who was also a great man of God) I loved our talks and our shopping trips, I miss her so very much but one thing that is so crazy is that even in her death she still teaches me to lean into God and to love Him with all my heart and He will take care of us. I can't really explain it in detail or this post would be a thousand pages long but throughout the last two years, through missing my Mamaw I have learned to appreciate my Lord so much more and to deepen my walk with Him. Do any of you remember that old hymn...Oh, How I love Jesus? I have caught myself humming it all day today. Oh how thankful I am that I can take on this life with the knowledge that Jesus has it all under control. I went back and watched the Laminin video again and was so touched all over again. If you haven't watched it look for my post entitled, Thank you Julie Brooks. It really is amazing. Well, my pot boiled over at the last five minutes of Grey's tonight. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the show but the somewhat emotional ending just pushed me over my limit and the floodgates opened up. My husband is so funny, he just reached over and handed me a tissue. He was probably thinking, oh dear here she goes. Well I just thought I would share some of my thoughts tonight, I'll leave you with with a beautiful picture of my dear Mamaw. Goodnight.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
I actually had some time today to crank out a card. I made this for my girl, Crystal. Her baby shower is next month. I also made two Father's Day cards but I am waiting on some hemp that I ordered so I'll post those later. I just love the way this card turned out. I used my new punch from Creative Memories. It's a tad expensive but if you ask me totally worth it! I love the little petals it makes in the corners. It also makes a full flower. I got the paper at Archivers, it's My Minds Eye. I also used my Cuttlebug die to cut out the ribbon slide. Well, that's all the time I have for now. See ya soon!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
So if any of you know of Lauren Meader or visit her blog you will automatically see that she is oh so talented! Not too long ago she posted her Mother's Day card that she had made for her Mom and I just had to make my Mom one like it. Of course I changed it up a little to represent my Mom but the main idea came from her. I used a much busier paper for a backing as my Mom Loves Bling Bling! The inside contained all the meanings of the Bellas. In order from left to right, top to bottom...
1. She was expecting, there's a baby on the way!
2. She's here, A sweet baby girl. You are now a Mommy
3. This is how I remember my Mom every morning, sitting on the couch in her robe with her morning cup of coffee.
4. Here she is after about 15 min in the bathroom, ready to start her day.
5. She was the best Dr. whether she was administering my daily allergy shots or just fixin up my boo boos.
6. She was my ultimate teacher of life.
7. She was the party planner and showed me how to be a homemaker.
8. She is my best shopping buddy.
9. By her influence she taught me how to love the Lord. By her example I am now a child of God and I am saved by His grace.
10. She is my friend
She is my Super Mom!
My daughter was invited to a birthday party this weekend and Sparkle had made a birthday card that I have been wanting to try so this is it. It was late at night and I didn't feel like random stamping as Sparkle did so I used paper as my background instead. I must say that Sparkle's is way better. The paper was just too busy, I think. But anyway the little girl (who just turned 7) loved the card so all was well.
Well, it has been so incredibly busy over here. I started watching two little girls this week and let me tell you it is much harder than I thought it would be! I now have four kids under four here all day and then at 3:30 my oldest two come home from school and then I have six of them here! Whoo whee, if any of you have six kids of your own I don't know how you do it! I have been completely exhausted all weekend. So anyway, Friday night was scrap night and I wanted to teach a couple of techniques so I made this card. I taught them the dahlia fold and how to color with prismas and odorless mineral spirits (which is my absolute favorite way to color). Hope you like!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
There's not much to say about this one, I needed a thank you card so I whipped this up. I'm hoping to make a ton of cards this weekend but I have a ton of cleaning and laundry to do so we'll see how much I get done! I start watching two little girls on Monday which means I will have four kids under 4 during the day! Yikes, there may not be much stampin going on next week. Have a great night.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Please take a moment to watch this video, trust me, you will feel the spirit of the Lord move through this clip. I visited Julie Brooks blog today and found this video clip, thank you Julie for the blessing this afternoon, hope you don't mind me passing it on. I was so amazed by this I just couldn't help but pass it on. It stirred up so many things in me that I am actually having trouble getting it all out, if you can believe that! There are so many people that I know need encouragement and uplifting, this is for you if you fall in that category. The LORD is so good and steadfast, through all of the trials that this life may bring, he is there. There are times when I have to just sit still, close my eyes, and I swear I can almost feel him filling me up again and holding me in his arms. Thank you Jesus for those times. For along time one of my biggest struggles was figuring out how to hear the Lord. I wasn't sure how to know if what I was feeling was the Lord or pure emotion. I just kept asking Him, Lord, help me to know when you are here, speaking to me? I believe with all my heart that I now know the difference. If I may offer one little bit of advice today. Lean into Him when things are tough, speak to Him often, praise His name instead of using it in vain, seek him with your questions, read His word, better yet dwell in it. He will reveal himself to us if we would just ask. Will you ask him today? Our Lord is so full of Grace and Mercy, without Him we would be nothing! I will never forget the word Laminin!