Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Monday, November 24, 2014


Sometimes I see a card and I just have to case it. It normally doesn't happen fast enough that I would actually post it immediately, but, well, today I did and I am!

Pam Tiedtke did such a nice job on her Simple Solutions Challenge #118 card that I pulled out paper and stamps that would fit and made a similar card. To see Pam's card click here. I think that I'll have to make 3 or 4 of these to use this Christmas. Thanks Pam!

I am posting this in the Mark's Finest Papers Simple Solution Challenge.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


As we enter into the Thanksgiving and subsequently the Christmas season, it is good to give thanks and praise to God for all the wonderful things he has given us. My worst day is 10 times better than someone else being persecuted for their faith.

So, I'm thankful for my husband and family, friends, the freedom to believe and worship as I please, and this great country with all its short comings.

And I'm thankful for the fun and mental exercise I enjoy from making these cards. I will be entering this card in Word Art Wednesday's challenge.

Blessings to all of you!


I have 4 sisters...all gained through marriage. So it is fun to send them each a personal birthday card each year.

I bet you can't figure out what this sister's name is, right? So this card is being sent to her this week.

I am entering it in the mfp Simple Salutations Challenge #118, use at least 2 shades of grey. It always surprises me when a seemingly dull color such as grey comes out to be so pretty! There is a good bit of sparkle added that really isn't showing up.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Bag Full of Goodies

Here is another stamp I've had but never used. The coloring includes a lot of detail but is real sweet when finished. I popped this bag of Santa's gifts out 3 times to make it stand out.

I will enter this in the mfp Friends of Speedy TV challenge of Red, Gold and Green. Be sure to stop by and see the pretty cards the design team made!

I will also enter this in the Word Art Wednesday site. They have more than 100 entries of inspirational cards normally. I enjoy going down the list to see what everyone is up to!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Christmas Letter

In my quest to use stamps I haven't used and bits of paper hanging around, I created this card front to resemble an envelope. Inside has a simple Merry Christmas added and I'll be able to personalize it for whomever it is sent to.

This card will be entered into the mfp Color Challenge #43 which calls for the colors Red, Yellow and Grey. I don't know if this will be considered cheating but I am calling the shiny silver bells and snowflakes grey and used a small amount of yellow for an accent. This one took some thought to produce but I thought it turned out rather cute.

I will also enter this into the WordArtWednesday Challenge this week.

Be sure and check out both of these fun challenges!

A Christmas Challenge

So, as promised, here is my second entry to the mfp Tutorial Challenge #122. This was a fun technique to learn and I hope I remember it to use with different punches throughout the year.

I will enter this card in the WordArtWednesday Challenge #159 also. They have chosen a beautiful scripture this week from Psalm 100:4 that says "Enter into His gate with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise; Be thankful unto Him and bless His name." This challenge started today. I don't think I can work this scripture into a Christmas card theme, but it's so appropriate for Thanksgiving and I still have time to mail it out. It's a win-win!

Christmas Cards

You know what the fun of making Christmas cards is? You get to make them all year long. It throws a little holiday fun into all the seasons of the year!

Of course, now that we are about to enter into the actual time of year when the cards will be needed, I am feeling a sense of urgency to step up 'my game.'

To that end, every challenge I enter will be an attempt to incorporate a Christmas flair. This time on Mark's Finest Papers, the Tutorial Challenge #122 is called "Wreath From Punched Pieces." There are 8 different cards posted, some are Christmas but there are a nice variety of different cards posted also by the design team. All are so inspirational!

I have this card to submit and in my next post will add another.

I will also put this on the WordArtWednesday blog site.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friend to Friend

This background color is one of my favorites. I had to use this little girl for the mfp Sketch With A Twist challenge this time. I find myself in this position so often, I had to laugh when I saw her.

Oh for the days when my hair was long and blonde :)

I will also be entering this on WordArtWednesday. The scripture this week is so appropriate for Thanksgiving. Visit them and see!

Giving Thanks!

Well, it's been a while since I've been able to work on my cards. I'm so happy to be back and able to be creative again.

Word Art Wednesday has a beautiful scripture this week so I've used it in two cards and will send one of these to my Mom-in-law for Thanksgiving. Come and join in on the fun!