Thursday, December 30, 2010

Provocraft Gypsy

If you are a Gypsy owner, then you want to go to and update your Gypsy if you have not done so since November 1. Provocraft is downloading five cartridges to all Gypsy owners who have registered their devices. The cartridges are Christmas, Blackletter (font), Indie Art, Bags, Tags, Boxes, and More, and another font cartridge that I have forgotten the name of (sorry:)). It was a perfectly painless download and now I have 5 more cartridges.
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Handmade Christmas cards finished

Three days of crafting and my handmade Christmas cards are finished. Now to hope that I made enough to send to family and relatives out of town, as well as, for our church family. I feel crazy at this time of year and lots of my friends tell me I am "nuts" for doing this, but I just love to give everyone a handmade card. It is like giving a piece of myself to the recipient. I hope they open it and feel the love that I put into each and every card. This year was harder than most because I "lost" my creative juice so overwhelmed with end of the semester duties and the craziness of everything my family had going on as well. But here they are all 63 handmade cards. I will upload a picture of each kind with a description. Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

For unto you

This is a set I ordered last January for my birthday from Clear Dollar Stamps, it is called For Unto You. It is a set of 17 images and sentiments. The sentiment I chose to use on the front of the card is In the City of David by Paper Inspirations. I chose to color the image with the few Copic markers I own, still trying to learn the art of shading. I used Kraft cardstock for card base and folded it in a 3/4 fold with image extending from smaller side to larger side. I used Antique Linen Distressing Ink to ink around images. Thanks for looking and remember the real reason for the season, our Savior's birth.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas tree flourish

Here is a 4" square card I made using Inkadinkado Holiday Silouettes clear stamp set.
Paper: white card stock, Georgia Pacific; Burgandy cardstock, The Paper Studio
Stamps: Holiday Silouettes (tree,sentiment), Inkadinkado
Embellishements: half pearls, Recollections; gold ribbon, Decorative ribbon by Real Home (purchased at end of Christmas season at Sam's Club last year)
Ink: old olive, cranberry crisp, Stampin Up!
I made the bow with the Ultimate Crafter's Companion. Very easy to make a double looped bow using the pegs.
Thank you for looking and have a great day. Will try to post more cards later.

Hello again!

Hello, I have been so busy lately with work, family, and ministry that I have not had much time to craft. I don't know about you, but I really need that time for myself to help balance out the other things that life throws at us.

Here is a picture of a little squirrel that my son saw out our front window the morning of our first snow. It is so amazing what God will share with us if we take the time to "Be still". This little squirrel was perched on our corn ledge eating acorns. When he finished he would run down and burrow his head in the snow, repeatedly until he came up with another acorn. My son "collected" acorns and wanted to now share his collection with this little squirrel who was working so hard to find a nut. We threw some of our acorns out to the squirrel, but he ignored them and went about searching his way. It really was a beautiful sight and it reminded us that God provides for all the creatures, so how much more does He want to provide for our needs. We get so busy at this time of the year that all to often we do not stop to "be still and listen to that small voice" , but if we do we can be calmed and reminded that He loves us and wants to care for us. This holiday season take time to stop and listen to what God is trying to tell you.
I will be posting some card creations as I finish them, so please check back.