Butterfly Birthday – LSC213

Well, we’re back from our mini vacation and glad to be home.  We have been visiting our sons in Nashville and Atlanta and had a great time.  It rained everyday in Atlanta so we had to limit our sight-seeing, but did get to visit The Carter Center- President Carter’s Library and Museum and enjoyed it very much.  We hope to be able to visit all the Presidential Libraries in the next couple of years.  We went to President Reagan’s Library in Simi Valley, CA last year and hope to get to the Clinton Library in Little Rock in a month or so.  It’s pretty thrilling to see how these remarkable men lived.

When I checked the SCS challenges I missed, I knew I had to catch up on a few.  I am starting with the Limited Supplies because we were to use Black and White only on our card, and as you know, these are my favorites.  And, I did get to a LSS in Atlanta and was able to find a set I have been wanting- Inkadinkado’s Patterned Bugs and thought the butterflies in flight image would be perfect for my card.  It is similar to the birds in flight image from the Birds Galore set which I also love.

It’s a real simple card, but I had a little trouble stamping the image because I don’t have a big acrylic block.  So I took a CD case apart and used the clear top and it turned out pretty good.  I also used a couple of new MS punches I picked up at Wal-Mart in Atlanta.  Hope you like it!

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I hope your week is off to a good start.  I am so excited because my friend Leisa discovered that Michelle Zindorf is coming to Tennessee and was able to secure spots in the beginner and advanced brayer classes for our stampin’ Gang of Four: Leisa, Cleo, Lisa and moi!  We are counting down the days to July 10…….can’t wait.



Supplies:  Stamps: Inkadinkado Patterned Bugs, SU! Birthday Whimsy; Paper: PTI White, SU! Basic Black, PTI Bitty Dots Basics True Black DSP; Ink: PTI True Black; Accessories: Martha Stewart Doily Lace and Classic Butterfly punches, SU! Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals.



Simple Pleasures – CAS07

I certainly hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and are refreshed and ready to tackle the week.  We are getting ready for a short road trip beginning Wednesday.  We are going to Nashville to visit our oldest son and his wife for a couple of days, then driving to Atlanta to visit our youngest.  We plan to tour the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta and hope to go to the Atlanta Aquarium- I’ve heard it is awesome.  We are taking our sweet doggie, Shelby and she is excited about the trip too.

I am very excited about a new challenge on SCS.  The Clean and Simple challenges take us back to the basics- lots of clean space, limited tools and crisp and simple images.  These type cards have become my favorites- not because they are quick to make, but because they are so appealing to the eye.  Today is my first CAS card and the challenge was to create a card using punches.  This card took about 20 minutes from the first cut to tying the knot.


Simple Pleasures CAS07


I used just a dab of PTI’s Spring Moss Bitty Dots DSP for the vase and stamped some of the branches in Regal Rose on the inside and on the envy.  Easy peasy card – perfect for a Monday.

Hope you enjoy many Blessings this week,


Supplies used:  Stamps:  Penny Black Simplicity, Saltbox Studio Fences (sentiment); Paper:  PTI White and Spring Moss, SU! Pink Pirouette, PTI Spring Moss Bitty Dots DSP; Ink:  PTI True Black, SU! Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink; Accessories:  SU! Markers, Rose Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, PTI Spring Moss Satin Ribbon.


Spring Day Dreams – LSC212

Yesterday was the first day of Spring and the SCS Limited Supply Challenge was to make a spring card using the SU! Soft Subtle family of colors.  I was out of town yesterday so I didn’t get to play until today, but since I LOVE these colors I just had to take time to create today.  When we were in Memphis I got to visit my favorite LSS and spend a little birthday money.  And I just love this Penny Black image- I know it will be one of my favorites.  You may not be able to see it, but there’s a lot of glitter on the flowers and leaves.  I will be sending this to my mom for Mother’s Day.

LSC212 Spring Day Dreams

It’s not as warm here today as it has been, but still very pleasant.  Spring is my favorite season and I hope that all of you are getting to enjoy pretty days- whereever you are!



Supplies used:  Stamps:  Penny Black Day-Dream; Paper:  PTI White, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette; Ink:  PTI True Black, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery; Accessories:  SU! Markers, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, Oval Nesties, Yellow, Pink, Green glitter, Quickie glue pen, So Saffron ribbon, Dimensionals.


Boatloads of Friendship – CC210

It’s another very pretty day here and I am really enjoying the sunshine coming through the window in my craft room.  We are getting ready to go out of town for a couple of days to celebrate my 61st birthday.  I plan to eat “large” and maybe visit my favorite LSS in Memphis.  I must admit I can’t believe I am in my 60’s, but I thank God for every day that he has blessed me with.  I hope I have many more days to grow in His wisdom and grace.

Today’s SCS Color Challenge is very interesting:  Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun and Black (Optional).  They didn’t sound very appealing at first, but do make for a pretty combo.  My new to me  Boatloads of Love set called out for ink and I had fun putting this together.  Hope you like it!

CC210 Boatloads of Friendship


I’m moving closer each day to 15,000 hits- so stay tuned for a Blog Candy announcement.  I’ve got some really cute goodies to send out.


Many Blessings,



Supplies used today:  Stamps:  Boatloads of Love; Paper:  Kraft, Basic Black, PTI White, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, SU! Patterns Pack DSP; Ink: PTI True Black, Real Red, Summer Sun; Accessories:  SU! Markers, Nesties, Scallop Circle Punch, Black and White gingham ribbon, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch.

Wedding Elegance – FS110

What a wonderful Sunday it has been!  We had a guest speaker at church this morning and he was absolutely awesome.  Jeff Helton from Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tennessee spoke on “Afflictions” from Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians.  The message is on our church website and I encourage you to visit and listen.  Are you a Timothy?

I have worked on this card while watching Phil Mickelson at the Doral today.  The SCS Featured Stamper is Stacy Morgan, aka Twinshappy and her gallery is incredible.  I chose this card and used a different flourish image and changed the black to gold, plus changed the sentiment.  Her card is perfect in black and white and I love the clean, sharp and simple style.  The photo didn’t turn out real well- the gold embossing doesn’t show up very well, but IRL this is a very pretty card.


Thanks for dropping by and Blessings,


Supplies used:  Stamps:  Priceless, Warm Words; Paper:  PTI White, Wausau Royal Metallics; Ink:   PTI True Black; Accessories:  Versamark, Gold Ultra-Fine embossing powder, heat tool, sheer ribbon, dimensionals.

I Thank My God – BVC09-March – SC219 –Blog Candy coming

Can you believe March is almost over?  You really wouldn’t know it here in West Tennessee.  The first of the month we were celebrating the biggest snow in 40 years, then just a few days later we were enjoying 75 degree weather and wearing sandals!  We had freezing rain and sleet yesterday and today it is brrrrrrrrrrrrrr cold.  But, our pear trees and forsythia are still blooming, along with the jonquils, the birds are singing, so Spring must be just around the corner.

I used this week’s SCS Sketch Challenge for my March Bible Verse card and this wonderful verse from Philippians:

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I’m getting close to 15,000 hits on my blog and appreciate so much all of you who take the time to visit and comment.  I am gathering up some goodies to give away to the faithful and will post a blog candy announcement soon.

Hope your week has been wonderful so far. 



I used my Crop-A-Dile for the first time and only ruined one eyelet before I got the hang of it!  Other supplies used:  Stamps: None; Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Basic Grey Periphery; Ink: None;  Accessories:  Computer generated sentiment, Old Olive GG ribbon, Silver eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Cuttlebug EF, Cutterpede Scallop edger, Dimensionals.


You Rock!!! My First ATC – WT208

Greetings to all!  I was so excited to see the Ways to Use It challenge on SCS today which is to make an Artist Trading Card or ATC.  ATC’s are 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches and are perfect for little tags, cards or for trading your work with other crafters.  Here’s my first effort and I am now addicted!  You can make 10 card bases from one sheet of cardstock and form a little production line on your table and in no time your project is done.  Check this link for the cutting instructions.

My First ATCMy great friend Lisa loaned me this cute little set – thanks Lisa! Isn’t that puppy precious?

Hope your week has been fun. 

Many Blessings,


Supplies:  Stamps:  Inkadinkado Wag My Tail, MFT Essential Sentiments; Paper:  PTI White, Real Red, Basic Black, Imaginence DP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: Red/White gingham ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, Circle punch, Word Window punch, Dimensionals