Sunday, December 30, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Mojo Challenge

I LOVE this layout that Julee came up with for this weeks Mojo sketch challenge ! The sentiment is from Verve Visual, and the paper is Hey Sugar from Cosmo Cricket. This one i'll save for my honey ! Have a great night !

Friday, December 28, 2007

I just found this cool new website that does sketch contests of scrapbook pages ! Boy do I need this inspiration to get some work done on my neglected scrapbooks ! It's called Pencil Lines Sketch Blog, korin Sutherland did this sketch layout. These pictures are from two years ago when my boys started hockey- now you know how far behind I am !

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Peace filled thoughts

I love looking at this beachy card while the cold arctic winds are blowing outside ! The awesome verse is another from Sweet n' Sassy stamps. Have a warm day !

Saturday, December 22, 2007

New Sweet N' Sassy Scripture Stamps !!

I was so happy to get this scripture verse set in the mail from Sweet N' Sassy Stamps. What a perfect addition to any card ! The watermill stamp is retired S-U . The paper I love , it was my prize for winning the Mojo challenge at Poetic Artistry, Thank-you Julee !!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I make these Eskimo girls to sell at the shops here to tourists and it's time to make another batch ! I'll be soo sick of her by the time it's over. I really should mass produce one favorite layout, but that would be too easy. Something in me just won't duplicate a card, some may be similar , but never the same.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Just a quick anniversary card I was asked to make for someone.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

With Love

O.K. I needed a new holiday for inspiration. I've had this Bella for months and never used her ! I wanted her to say be mine, but I couldn't find a stamp that said it so I settled for with love. This doesn't really mean that I don't have a stamp like that, just that I can't find it !

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Caardvarks challenge : Rick Rack

Caardvarks is running a challenge this month to use rick rack. I went to my stamping room and found that most of my rick rack was in pastel colors, and I needed a baby shower card . So this was the outcome ! The stamp is close to my heart, I wanted the rick rack to show a little more , but the image was just too big !The paper is from a Stampin-up scrapbook kit, so cute.

Friday, December 14, 2007

SALT Challenge, Jesus , plus or minus nothing !

It seems so simple, but all of mans questions to all of mans problems can be answered with one awesome word, JESUS ! This card is for the SALT blog challenge. If you have this stamp set you know that it doesn't say Jesus, it says joy. I printed the esus on my cardstock with the computer, then inked my stamp except the oy in joy and used the stamp-a-magig to position it perfectly. The J is covered with crystal effects and microbeads.
My second reason for making this card is to show off this Cosmo Cricket Wonderland paper. Korin's store Sweet n' Sassy stamps is carrying it along with a growing selection of other great stuff !
Thanks for checking out my blog today, I hope you were inspired, God bless.

I've been Tagged !!

Korin Sutherland, over at Inkydoodle tagged me. While i've never participated in a tagging before , I knew I had to do this one. Korin is the sweetest person and she just opened her own awesome stamp store ! It's called Sweet n' Sassy Stamps, please check it out , she's got some great Cosmo Cricket papers out, and adding more goodies every day !!
Now on to 7 things about me ( I don't think there are 7 interesting things about me !?)
1. I live in the fartherest north point in the U.S. , Barrow Alaska, population around 5,000.
2. I grew up in Altoona Pennsylvania, I love the mountains the trees the woods....
3. So what am I doing in Alaska !? My husband and I are Baptist missionaries.
4. My husband and I met at a campground when I was 16, we exchanged addresses and carried on a long distance relationship between Alaska and Pennsylvania until we got married 5 years later !
5. My first job was the buffet girl at K.F.C. !
6. I am a big procrastinator ! except when it comes to stamping, i'll put other things on hold to stamp-bad bad girl !
7. My dream before I got married was to own my own daycare center, with all the kids I babysit I practicaly do-what was I thinking ???
Well there you have it, I don't know what i'll do if someone else tags me ??!! Hope you enjoy my first crack at a tin ornament !

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Name Frame for a Little Samoan girl

I was asked to make a name frame for a little girl turning one. They wanted it to look islandy so this it what I came up with. It came together so easily because of this old retired S-U paper that I found hiding in my stamp dungeon. It even had stickers to match so this really was an easy one. Hope she likes it !

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Some more details ...

Mojo Week #15

Well after a long break from stamping I really wanted to make something special for the mojo challenge. This took me the better part of the day,off and on , amidst homeschooling and babysitting kids. I hope you enjoy it , I had fun making it ! My husband bought me these memory box stamps the last time he was in Anchorage , he was thrilled when he saw this card because I actually used them ! I bought some of those clops that the ribbons are tied on from TAC a long time ago cuz they looked so cool in the catalog, but never used them. I knew when i saw Juliee's sketch that it would be perfect for it ! Thanks Juliee for helping me get my mojo going again !

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A little Christmas cheer !

Sorry i've been so quiet lately. I put stamping on the back burner for a little while during the Christmas rush. In doing so I started focusing a lot more on homeschool, and God has given me such a renewed passion for teaching my three little energetic boys ! Everything has become easier and homeschool is now fun instead of a chore. I must say that this came by much prayer and organizing of my priorities ! So now I feel I can resume stamping with a happy rejuvenated priorities in line home !
That being said these stars are from a kit that I purchased from Basic Grey. You get enough pre cut and scored pieces to make three stars for around five dollars. They were quite intricate to assemble, but once you did the first one the others come together quickly.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Mojo Thankfulness

I squeezed out enough time to put together this thanksgiving card for Julee's mojo challenge. Thanks Julee for a awesome sketch ! The paper is Basic Grey and a retired S-U stamp.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


My good friend Stacey at Arctic Spring.blogspot printed me out the directions for this cool little spiral. Thanks Stacey !!You know we'll be doing this at the net tecnique class !

Monday, November 19, 2007

Beate's weekend challenge

i just love this stamp and paper from Stampin-Up ! This spinner card was made for Beate's sketch challenge.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas Ornament

Well, I made this a while ago, but I didn't show you because I entered it in a Stampin-Up contest. But I found out today that I wasn't chosen. I must adnit that i'm dissappointed, but it is the first time that i've put my self out there like that. I can't wait to get the actual publication so I can see what beat me out ! Anyway I hope YOU enjoy it !

Mojo monday week 11

I Feel Free !!! Last night was the end of a series of classes that I was asked to teach . I got a total of nine cards and two box ideas ready to demenstrate ! I'm so glad it's over. I havn't been able to stamp for fun in weeks. And thank goodness for Julie's mojo challenge, it was just the encouragement I needed to get going ! The paper is Basic Greys Figgy Pudding, I LOVE this paper and the stamp is retired S-U

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Beate's sketch Challenge

Boy i'm down to the wire with this one, but it took me two days just to gamsol this ! I highlighted with crystal effects, but it didn't turn out in the picture.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Just a quick post before the rush of Sunday begins tomorrow. Sorry i've been so quiet lately. This is a simple layout, but it took me a while to gamsol the three wisemen. It was fun to color for a change. The paper is christmas paper from Stampin-up two years ago, so unfortunatly it's retired. Have a blessed Sunday and remember that wise men still seek Him !

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My Mojo is Back !

I think it took me longer to decide what stamp set to use than to actually put this card together ! I was choosing so carefully because this card is for Julee's mojo challenge and I REALLY want to win one of he awesome stamps sets from her store, Verve Visual ! The paper is Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding, which she sells in her store. The stamp is retired S-U and the little page pebbles I got from Ellen Hutson's store. The snow flakes stamped on the Soft Sky paper are embossed with Iridescent ice e.p.
Since I don't have craft soft sky ink I dipped my stamp first in Versamark and then in the Soft Sky ink. This allows you to emboss the image just as if you used craft ink or Versamark. I don't think that it hurts your stamp pad to do this, but I clean my stamp after each time I stamp so i'm not going back into the Versamark with Soft Sky ink on my stamp. Hope this makes sense, have any questions just ask, have a great night !

Monday, November 5, 2007

Beate's sketch Challenge

I FINNALLY got Beate's challenge done , after scrapping like a thousand ideas. This is what I finnally came up with. The paper really did it all, but you wouldn't believe how long I stared at this before it actually came together. Well some days ya got it and some you don't ! The paper is Wonderland by Cosmo Cricket.

My First Peek-a-boo Box

I just love these little boxes, you can find the template for them on Splitcoast stampers. This one I made with the cake set from Paper Trey !

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Jenn D's first anniversary Challenge !

I was really excited when I saw the layout for Jen's challenge because it fir my new Holy Tryptych set perfectly ! Happy anniversary Jen !

Friday, November 2, 2007

Lit'l Cowboy

I had a wonderful week. We hosted our churches first Missions conference, and the furtherest north one ever ! It was exciting to see the Lord stir the hearts of our people for the souls of people all around the world. We found that true J.O.Y. comes from putting Jesus first, Others second and Yourself last, joy. We heard from missionairies to Whales,and Italy and one I can not mention because of the dangerous state of that country and how they feel about christians. Thank God for a free country in which to live and serve Him !! There is so much in my heart, I can't quite find all the words to say. But with all that going on I hadn't had time to stamp. Usually when I neglect stamping or my blog for even a day,I get frustrated. But this week God put some things into perspective for me and stamping just didn't seem like such a high priority anymore. I know i'm rambling on, but I just know that if we would put God first He would bless us and give us the desires of our hearts.
Everything else i've made lately has seemed blah to me,I know because I rushed them just to stamp something to put up because I had neglected my blog for so long, but today I determined to put God first with Bible reading and prayer and then really give the kids my full attention with homeschool, we had fun actually and went above and beyond with some extra fun activities. Then to top it all off I had time to make this card and I really like how it turned our. Everything is T.A.C. But my point is that if you put God first he will make even your stamping projects turn out right !!!

Garden Silhouettes

I've been so out of the stamping mode lately that I decided to go back to an old favorite, watercolor stamping with the S-U watercolor crayons. I also brayered over the vellum with some lilac ink to color it a bit.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Another Quick Post !

Some new My Mind's Eye paper called Magnolia.

Mojo Week #9

I havn't had much time to stamp this week, so i'm just trying to squeeze this one in.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Beate's weekend sketch challenge

I have been fighting with my blogger for a while to get things downloaded, so i'm trying to sneak this one in !

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Little Keepsake Box

I picked up this little jewl box a while ago and just couldn't decide which paper to cover it with. I had been having trouble with the Periphery paper , until I got the ribbons to match. Now i've used the paper on two projects and liked them ! Oh, and the Love sentiment was one of the things that came in my prize from Jen ! Thanks so much Jen, i'll post the rest of my goodies later !

Mojo Monday Challenge

This one is for Peotic Artistry's mojo monday challenge. The paper is new My Minds Eye that honey picked up for me on his trip ! Thi ribbon and brown sparkles are from Martha Stewart, I stamped the swirl from Cat's Pajama's in a glue pad to do the swily sparkles.

Monday, October 22, 2007

My Wonderful Husband !

I always knew that I had married a wonderful man, but I didn't know just how much he appreciated me until he came home from Chicago with a stamping stash for me !!!Yea, that's what I said, mine and Nancy's husband voluntarill, without cooertion, searched out a scrapbooking store and went to town. When he got in the van at the airport he askes me with this silly grin on if I knew what a zupper was. Of course I didn't, then he looked a little worried, like maybe he'd bought something I wouldn't want. When we got home it was a Zutter Bind-it-All !! This desktop 2008 calendar is my first project. It's made with Basic Grey Periphery paper.Thank-you God for blessing me with a wonderful man, even if he didn't buy me anything !

Another shaker fun card with a close to my heart set.

Yay !!! my internet is fixed

This is something I made while my internet was down ! It uses S-U's pretties kit, the flower center is a pearl on top of a brad from S-U's new build a brad kit.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Faux Cake

Flourishes and Paper Trey have come out with such cute cake sets lately. unfortunatly I don't have any yet. So I decided to improvise. I hope you enjoy my wedding cake, all the paper is Dutch Girl by Cosmo Cricket.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Mojo Challenge Week #7

I found the awesome tutorial for these snowflakes at Splitcoast yesterday and was just dying to try it. I decided to incorporate it into Poetic Artistry's Mojo challenge. The Snow is made using both sizes of the S-U tag punch, all paper used is also S-U.

I am having so much fun using the Nestabilities to make the frames for these shaker cards.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Snow Fun

I have been wanting to do a shaker card for a while, but the patience required usually deters me. I've made them all sorts of ways, but they are always a pain. This one was easier though because I nested a plain and a scalloped nestabilities tegether on a sheet of magnetic paper, then ran it through the machine to make an easy frame. The paper and stamp are from T.A.C.