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


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Chrsitmas Tag Exchange

 Oct. 26 I showed you my 30 Penguin Christmas tags for a swap that took place Nov. 5. I think this was the best swap ever as everyone did such an amazing job!

I got a few of my tags back as some gals dropped out of the swap but I'll use them. The pocket on the right side of the bottom picture contains 2 gift cards from the raffle I won. One is to Dutch Bros coffee and the other to Hobby Lobby.  I'll use them both when I recover from my upcoming surgery (hopefully)

I'm finally up and about to a degree but very weak. Hubby has been doing a great job finding foods that don't upset my stomach which is wonderful.  Sadly, I still sleep a lot and probably will until a while after surgery.

Stampin Carol

These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.  John 15:11

Monday, November 7, 2022

Jolly Holly-Days

I just had to play with The Rabbit Hole Designs new Bunny Christmas TZ clear stamp set and their cool Mid Century Modern #2 4 Layer Stencil

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I colored this cute bunny and gifts using my PrismaColor pencils. I added some diamond glaze to the star and the polka dots on the one gift.

Here's a closer look at the background. I used stencil 1(the crosses or whatever they are) and sponged a white pigment ink. I used stencil 2 and sprayed it with a light blue shimmer spray from my stash. The tiny dots used stencil 3 and I used a neon green spray from my stash. They don't show up as well on the blue paper. Oh well. I fussy cut my image.

 My focus is a bit off but I just love the bunny's face, that adorable smile! Oh, the banner was white embossed but I used my Cottontail Embossing Powder Tool which is wonderful to keep the powder from where you don't want it. So much better than a static bag!!

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Stampin Carol

He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage.  Proverbs 11:28


Friday, November 4, 2022

Season's Tweetings

 I'm still playing with Spellbinders new Simon Hurley stamp and die set called Winter Woodland. This is a great set!

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I stamped my image on watercolor paper then used my Arteza Brush pens to color. I used Spellbinders Fluted Classics Ovals dies and their Winter Wonderland 6x6 paper.

I added just 3 of Spellbinders Red Color Essentials Gems for bling.

I think this turned out really nice, don't you?

Stampin Carol

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Layered Floral Card Creator

 Have you checked out Spellbinders new November clubs? Oh my! I recently got their Small Die of the Month,  Layered Floral Card Creator, and it is gorgeous!

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I used an assortment of great Spellbinders products on this card. Don't you love the plaid background? Kinda reminds me of a trellis. It's their Candy Stripes die. It can be a bit persnickety and I could only cut it on the new Universal Plates. I used a toothbrush to remove little flakes of left over paper. The sentiment comes from their Birthday Unboxing Sentiments. This is a great stamp set!


Here's a closer look at the flowers. Thank goodness for my Bearly Art Glue!  I added bling using the Aquamarine AB Color Essentials Gems. Boy they really made this card pop!

Have you ever purchased any of Spellbinders Monthly Clubs?

Stampin Carol

God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.   John 3:17