Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Joy To You

 I found a bunch of little left over die cuts from classes I've taught and used some of them to make this fun Christmas card along with some great Art Impressions clear stamp sets.

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I did toss the left overs as I have so much scraps! Anyway I used 2 different stamp sets, Snowy Window Set and Penguin Cheer Set.  I've used them in previous classes, too.

I used colored pencils to color my image and added some Pops of Color Clear around the snowman. I also sponged some of the same blue from the card behind the snowman for a bit more pop.

Do you try to use your left over little die cuts?

Stampin Carol

Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart!  Psalm 119:2

Friday, November 25, 2022

A Little Dirt Never Hurt

 I finally made it to my desk for a few minutes recently and finished a card that I had the elements already stamped for. I used some great The Rabbit Hole Designs clear stamps, Desert Background DP and SXS Life DP and its coordinating die set

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Our youngest son does rock crawling and built his rock crawler from parts. How amazing!  I colored my images with my OLO markers. I  really need to get the other half of the set! I probably will after I recover from my Dec. surgery.

Here's a closer look at the buggy. I didn't get fancy with my coloring on it as right now I'm a bit shaky due to my chemo. I am done with it but it will take time to recover my strength, stamina, and appetite.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Friends brought us dinner and we had a great time though I was struggling with fatigue.

I hope to be able to get back to my desk a bit more next week.

Stampin Carol

Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.  Psalm 147:5

Thursday, November 24, 2022

A Thursday Throwback

Happy Thanksgiving! 

I pray you have a wonderful day full of gratefulness, health, and family!

Recently my dad brought over a box of very old photos and I found 2 that thrilled me! Back in July of 1990 in Powell, WY I got the opportunity to ride and carry a flag in the Wyoming Centennial Wagon Train Parade. What an experience! 

Here I am on my Arabian, El Coreb. He never carried a flag before and was a real trooper! But at the end of the parade when I had to had the flag in was a different story and we scattered everyone with his mini blow up. He realized then what we were doing. He'd been in many parades but not with a flag!

This was after he settled down. He was a beauty. A gorgeous bay with a star, strip and snip on his face. I  trained him myself. 

The next day after the parade we rode with the wagon train 10 miles toward Cody, Wy. It was hot but I visited with many riders and wagon drivers. Amazing!

Stampin Carol

Having been justified by faith, we have peace with God.        Romans 5:1

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Gnome For the Holidays

 I finally got to my desk yesterday and made a cute card using Whimsy Stamps products. They have the cutest gnomes!!

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I used Gnome for the Holidays clear stamp set and coordinating die set along with their Connected Rectangle Die set.  The  print paper is from my stash.

I used my PrismaColor pencils to color and added some Crystal Stickles to the star and Rudolph Red Pops of Color to the tree.

Isn't this cute!

Stampin Carol

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. Psalm 19:8

Friday, November 11, 2022

I Love to Create

This is a card with no stamping or die cuts! Oh my! What is wrong with me! But I really wanted to play with this fun paper pack from PhotoPlay that a friend gave me. I chose to only use the papers in the pack except for the black layering.

Though I'm not much of a scrapbooker I do love making cards (and I have a couple hundred in my stash). This paper pack has something for just about every craft!

This little tape runner was on the sticker page and I added a couple gems to bling it up.

This little guy was also on the sticker page and he has a roll of tape. Maybe he wraps the gifts....

And, Linda D., if you see this, thanks! And please pray for her, too. She blew out a knee and can's see a doctor until January. She's in a lot of pain.

 Stampin Carol

 Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.  Hebrews 12:15