Friday, January 17, 2020


Late last week I got my Spellbinders Large and Small Die Sets of the Month. Yesterday I finally played with the Small Die set, Bold Love. The link and picture are on my Specials Page.

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I think this turned out pretty good considering I have a head cold and thinking, being upright, and functioning are not happening as they should.

The LOVE die cut is cut out of a piece of print card stock from an old paper pack. I chose colors for the flowers and hearts from the bits and pieces of color in the print.

I cut oodles of itty bitty pieces of foam tape (squares) to pop up the die cut on the embossed light purple piece. A few pearl embellishments finished the card.

 Are you getting your Valentine cards made? My class next Friday is up to 12 gals! I'm prepping for a bakers dozen just in case.

Stampin Carol

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.   John 14:6

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Anniversary Dancers

Tuesday I shared a cowboy birthday card for our grand daughter. Today I have their anniversary card!  And again, cowboys!

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I used an old wood mounted stamp created by Stan Lynde. He drew the Rick O'Shay cowboy cartoon strip. This comic strip was started in 1958. I met Stan about 1988 as he and another came into the attorney office where I worked and incorporated to start the Montana Centennial Cattle Drive.  Stan also started a company called Pure Montana Stamps and used characters from the Rick O'Shay comic strip.  I have a few of his stamps. I also have a Rick O'Shay calendar that he autographed.  (I did ride in the Wyoming Centennial Wagon Train for 10 miles between Powell & Cody, WY and carried a flag for the Powell parade. What an experience!)

I have used this stamp many times for anniversaries. I colored the characters with my Color Burst Pencils and used my Picket Fence Studios blending brush to add some River Stone ink around the edges of the stamped image.

I added some metallic embellishments.  The cool wood print is from Authentique.  

I think our grand daughter and hubby will get a "kick" out of their card!

Stampin Carol

Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies... How priceless is your  unfailing love!  Psalm 36:5, 7

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

My Desk and a Pink Cowboy

Ah.... Wednesday. That day halfway through the week but also the day I and a great group of gals share pictures of our desks by way of Julia of the Stamping Ground.

This is yesterday afternoon, not much is happening.  I have my flamingo scotch tape dispenser on my desk as I needed to tape an envelope closed. Plus there is some thin bubble wrap that I cut to cushion the 2 cards in the envelope.

Our oldest grand daughter's birthday is coming up soon and I needed a special card for her.  Her and her family are cowboys. They take part in Ranch Rodeos and more.

I had some great paper from The Paper Collage in Peoria, AZ (a suburb of Phoenix) that Pamela (owner) designed.  This is a store that you really need to visit if you're in the Phoenix area!

The die cut was made from a die I believe a friend got from Wish.  Personally I will not purchase from that company but when my friend offered this to me I purchased it.  The pink/black paper and the denim print of the die cut I got from Pamela.

Our granddaughter is very proficient with a lasso so I had to add my version to the card. I made the hondo (loop) by tying a knot then trimming off the excess.  It's kinda correct.

I've had this stamp for YEARS!  It used to be wood mounted but that changed about 20 years ago so I have NO idea where I got it.  I've used it a lot.

I've also made an anniversary card for her and her hubby.

Yesterday I went in for a routine dental cleaning and ended up getting a temporary crown with the permanent being put on today.  One of my molars was cracked in half but it didn't show up in the Xrays! The dentist was surprised the tooth was still intact.  Ugh.

But please head over to the Stamping Ground and check out the other deskers!

Stampin Carol

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love.  Psalm 51:1

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Twisted Easel Candle

Saturday I made another card for my February 21st class. I decided to do another fancy fold and decided on the Twisted Easel card.

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Since the theme of the class is "I Heard It's Your Birthday" I also decided to use the Birthday Candles stamp set but not the coordinating die set.

 I made a step by step tutorial for the class and hopefully the gals will make this style card again.  I used some FSJ retired print paper from the Playful Prints paper pack (oh my, it's still available!).  I thought this was great for the stamps I used.

The "happy" is from Spellbinders "Happy Sentiments" clear stamp set. I did 2nd generation stamping of the candle and flame.

The Birthday die cut is from Spellbinders December 2019 Small Die of the Month.  I think this is the first time I used that set!  It may be available next month.  I added a button to hold the cover open.  I made my own Glue Sponge and used that to apply glue to the die cut.  Worked pretty good!

I enjoy playing with different folds. Do you?

 Stampin Carol

No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly.  Psalm 84:11