In Everything…1 Thess. 5:18

I love this verse because we can be thankful in every situation- thankful for the love and care of our Savior and thankful for our friends and family.  This is a 4X6 card to fit in my Scripture box.  The sketch is for a challenge for Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s – a May project spearheaded by Jen Tapler and Susanna Boyd that raised over $6K in the campaign – donations by stamper’s and scrapper’s all over the web world.  There were challenges and giveaways all month long for members.  I am so proud to have stumbled upon this wonderful event.  Here’s my Taylored Expressions sponsored sketch challenge card:

In Everything....SOATE2

 

Blessings,

Diane

Supplies:  Stamps:  Happy Harmony; Paper: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, PIT White, Delicate Dots DSP; Ink:  Basic Black; Embellishments:  Certainly Celery ribbon, Pretties pearls; Tools:  Scallop circle punch, Scallop edge punch, Dimensionals

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Raspberry Birthday Dress – SC229

 

Here’s a great sketch for the challenge on SCS today, plus the cutest dress template that I saw on Bensarmom’s blog, Trusting in the Lord for All ThingsShe is so creative- take a look and you will be blessed. 

I’m in love with Raspberry Tart DSP from Stampin’ UpThere’s a special this month- buy three packs of DSP and get one free.  If you don’t have a SU! demo, here’s the link to the best one in the business – Lisa Wright’s Stampin’ Up site

I’ve got to get dinner started- so here’s my birthday card for my niece Tina using this spiffy paper.  Enjoy!

SC229 Raspberry Dressy Birthday 010

 

Blessings,

Diane

Supplies:  Stamps: Phrase Collection – Inque; Paper:  Raspberry Tart DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Whisper White; Ink:  Basic Black; Accessories:  MS Doily Punch, Paper Studio Pearls, PTI Berry Sorbet Ribbon, Nesties Scallop Circle Die, Dimensionals

Happy Easter Flower Pot – TLC215, BVC09

Look at this cute little flower pot card!  Today’s Technique Lovers Challenge included a tutorial by Stephanie Luman for this card sketch and I had so much fun “picking my bouquet” for my design.  I admit I worked on it all day and enjoyed building the pot to fit a standard A2 envelope.  Visit the SCS gallery and check out all the cute “pots.”  I’ve included a pic of the finished card and the insert.

TLC215 Happy Easter Flower Pot TLC215 Happy Easter Flower Pot- Insert

The sentiments are two of the Plain Jane singles from Verve Stamps.  They are only $3 each and give a super crisp clean image.  Love the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and all my bug die cut flowers.

This is the most important week in the life of a Christian – when eternal life was secured for all who believe, through the ultimate sacrifice by the Lamb of God.  I pray that you are rejoicing in this wonderful gift.

Blessings to you and your family this Holy week,

Diane

Supplies:  Stamps:  Verve Plain Jane Rejoice and Happy Easter; Paper: Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, PTI White, Almost Amethyst, Pink Pirouette; Ink: PTI True Black; Accessories:  Cuttlebug diecuts and Embossing folders, MS Classic Butterfly Punch and Doily Lace punches, Flower Soft, Pink satin ribbon from Wal-Mart, Bitty pearls, Dimensionals.

 

 

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!

LSC213 Birthday Butterflies 006

 

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.

Blessings,

Diane

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,

Diane

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!

Blessings,

Diane

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,

Diane

 

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.