Tuesday, October 26, 2021

A Bit of Personal Life

I have no cards to show today as I have been ill. I was diagnosed with the dreaded virus early last week. My only symptoms were a head cold. And that was it. But I spent 3- 4 days sleeping and not eating. Yesterday was my first day feeling human and partially functional. I praise God that I'm almost fully recovered and will be over this on Thursday. Today I'm back at my work table and enjoying being awake! My urgent care doctor put me on Prednisone and Afrin nasal spray. He also okayed me to take a medicine I had that is extremely politically charged. I believe these 3 items prevented my from worse symptoms.

My husband has been blessed with good health and has not gotten the virus. We're praying he doesn't or if he does, to get it like I did. 

I am still a bit weak but am now eating, 

Thank you for your patience as I'm chomping at the bit to "play" again!

Stampin Carol 

As the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him.  Psalm 103:11 

 

Monday, October 25, 2021

From Our Home To Yours

 I finally got a chance to play with Whimsy Stamps "Slimline Observation Deck die" and made this fun Christmas card using some Spellbinders products, too!

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I was having a hard time deciding what stamp set to use that would fit in these great frames. I finally decided on Spellbinders "Sweet Gingerbread" stamp set and love how it turned out.


I also used Spellbinders Big Dot Slimline embossing folder to the background. You can kinda see the Frosted Lace Stickles I added to the roof of the house, in fact, I added it to both house roofs. 

I had to adhere my white frame inside the brown frame a special way.  It actually turned out pretty good.


All that foam tape really supported the die!

Now for 1 more card. Hmmmm. Are you working on any of your Christmas projects?

Stampin Carol

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.   Psalm 34:18


Friday, October 22, 2021

A Snowflake Christmas

 I've been working on my cards for my November class and finished my 2nd one. I used a couple great dies, 1 from Paper Roses called Snowflake Border and another from Scrapbook.com called Merry Christmas.

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Isn't the border gorgeous!! So much detail! I may add more little red dots but that will be determined if I have enough for the class. I generally need enough for 12 cards as that's my class limit.

I had some burgundy ribbon that pretty much matched my burgundy words and it really set off the snowflakes! 

I think the most difficult part of this card was adhering the snowflake border and the words. My Bearly Art glue with it's itty bitty tip was awesome!  I do have some stray glue spots, oh well.

Stampin Carol

He will speak peace to His people and to His saints.   Psalm 85:8


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Life is a Circle

I needed a card for our stamp club's theme swap for Saturday and this turned out so easy for me. The theme is Circle of Life so this Spellbinders stamp set, Circle of Sunshine, was a no brainer!

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I'm sorry there was no post yesterday. I was feeling poorly and went to Urgent Care on Tuesday morning. I have a nasty head cold and the doctor put me on Prednisone and Afrin to open my sinuses.  As of yesterday mid morning I started feeling so much better though I'm still a bit shaky. At that point I went to my desk and got busy!


Actually this was my 2nd card. The first looked awful but considering my fogged brain when I made it I was not surprised. This card I love!


 Isn't the sentiment great!! Absolutely perfect for the swap theme! I think the circle dies fit in quite well, too. And since it's autumn I had to go that color scheme.  

Anyway, I hope you all are staying healthy!

 Stampin Carol

 In Your presence is fullness of joy.  Psalm 16:11

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Ho Ho Ho Gnome For Christmas

 I need to get started on my November class cards and got this one done over the weekend. I used mostly Whimsy Stamps stamps and dies and I think my gals will enjoy this!

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The colors are more vibrant than the picture shows. A friend gave me the paper to use as I didn't have anything in stock with enough for the class.  If I have too many gals I'll have to substitute. The little red dots are vinyl stickers I used in classes when I taught at the local scrapbook store before it closed many years ago. Just trying to use it up!


Here you can see the colors better. I was planning on adding some Glaze 'N Glue to the lights but forgot before I took my pictures. This is the same as Crystal Lacquer or Diamond Glaze. I colored with my Color Burst colored pencils.

So now, on to the next card!

Stampin Carol

Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law is truth.  Psalm 119:142