Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hope and Prayers card...

Hello!  Today's card uses some of the same colors I used on a post last week.  I wanted to encourage a friend and just had to make one more with this color scheme.  Here's the card:
I love the lace together with that Magnolia Doohicky diecut tag.  I used a stamp from the Prayer set, flourishes from the Fruitful Flourishes stamp set,  and one of the inspired stampers' favorite collection #1 of Scripture for this card---have I told you we're going to be looking for the next set of  favorite scriptures from YOU soon?  Be thinking of your favorite Scriptures that I have not made into a stamp yet and your favorite might be chosen for our upcoming inspired stampers favorite scripture #2 set. Be sure to come back very very soon (hint hint) to have the opportunity to enter and win a free copy of this set when the contest is announced!

Until then,
Be the blessing,

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

BG Birthday Card

Hello and thanks so much for stopping by to visit!  As you can see I'm having too much fun with my camera, so you get the fun shot above for a peek into today's card!

I used mostly Blue Greens for this card, even coloring the flower petals and inner bead with my Copics to get a unified look.  Here is the finished Card:
I airbrushed BG02 and YG30 around Mark to get a warmer background than the stark white paper.   The flowers are Prima and Recollections, paper is Xpress It blending card (my favorite to color Copics on), 7gypsies papers and stamps are from the inspired stamp store:  Mark's Present and 1" Circle Sentiments (which you can see don't require a circle :o) and CTMH sparkles.    Here are the Copic markers I used (I forgot to put the E30 E31 and E33 in the tub):
 The colorless blender I used to give texture to the present.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll be back soon...
until then,
Be the Blessing,

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Easter Stampset Giveaway...

and the winner is...

Queen Bee said...
OOO, how exciting! I would use the prize to make cards to bless others!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Easter Cards (last day to enter big Giveaway!)

Easter is just around the corner and I can't wait!  Monday I am teaching the two cards shown below, using a number of inspired stamps:
The first card with the colored cross has Names of Jesus for the background stamp, His Cross for the image of the cross, and By His Wounds for the matted sentiment.  I used the crosses from Blessed Little Christmas for the scene and the scripture is from By His Wounds on the second card.  You can see all the Scripture Stamps by clicking HERE  other: CTMH cardstock and bling, Momento ink, Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Brayer, Sponge, Post-It Notes for masking, Corner Punch and Spellbinders dies.

Have you signed up for the giveaway yet?  If not Click HERE to go straight to that post!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!
Be the blessing!
see all the inspired stamps by clicking HERE or going to

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lace, and doilies, and flowers...oh my! (Giveaway)

Hello friends!  Be sure to sign up for the GIVEAWAY shown below by clicking  HERE:
I got a few fun items in the mail yesterday!  One was a die that cuts out the spiral to make a flower like this fast (the leaves are a made from a leaf punch, then a stylus was used to make the veins.  I sanded and inked them after that):
I got the greatest tag die ever from Magnolia's Doohicky line!  Here's what one looks like after inking, distressing,  and stamping:
I used my Copic inks to color the flowerpot, Ranger Distressing inks to ink the tags and doilies and images, ribbon from my stash (either Archivers or Sharon's Crop Studio (our local Scrapbook store)) Tim Holz papers, my sewing machine,  and the stamps are inspired stamps (the flowerpot is a stamp off of the COMFORT set and the phrase is off of the EYE IS ON THE SPARROW.  I also used flourishes as background for these from the FRUITFUL FLOURISHES set.

Here is the completed 6x6 shabby-chic card:
Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to spend here with me!
I have some Easter Cards to share with you next time!
Until then, Be the Blessing!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Giveaway plus...patterned paper sparrow!

Have you entered to win this prize yet?  If not, click HERE

My husband had a friend of his suddenly go to the hospital last week and asked me to make him a card...quickly!  So I grabbed a couple of the inspired stamps (Eye on the Sparrow and Perfect Sentiments) and some CTMH paper, and here is what I came up with:
I didn't have time to color my birdie with Copics, so I grabbed some coordinated paper and stamped directly on it and cut him out.  Here he is put on the card:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I have a GORGEOUS new tag die I just got in the mail today that I am using to make a very cute 'shabby chic' card I think many of you will love!  I'll try to get it posted tomorrow but by Friday for sure!
Have a beautiful day,
Be the blessing!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Copic Sketch Markers, Stamps, more...GIVEAWAY!!

Who's ready for an EASTER GIVEAWAY?  With Easter only a month away, it's time to get out your stamps and start making those Easter Cards!   In honor of this, I'm giving away 2 stampsets, a package of 48 red brads, and 2 Copic Sketch markers that will work well with the Cross images!!

Here are close-ups of the stampsets:
HIS CROSS is above and BY HIS WOUNDS is below:
I'll have some artwork posted this week to share with you on some ways to use these stamps!

How to enter the giveaway?  Easy...just leave a comment to this post sharing how'd you use the prizes if you win!

No need to do anything else except make sure to come back next Sunday to see if you win!  Open to all US and Canadian mailing need to be a follower on this blog or have purchased anything from our store.  We're happy you are here!   The winner will be drawn randomly.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by!
Be the blessing,
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

The LORD is my Shepherd...

Hello friends!
This is the last of the 4 card class on Comfort & Sympathy I'll be teaching in a couple of weeks.  I LOVE the 23rd Psalm and was so happy to make it into a stamp set along with some other favorites.  Here is the full card I made:
The papers are all CTMH, the ink is Momento, and the stampset is called The Lord is my Shepherd and comes with several other items:

Thanks so much for looking and be sure to come back this weekend to participate in the new GIVEAWAY I'm having!!!

Until then,
Be the blessing!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

With Heartfelt Sympathy...

Lovin the Kraft paper and the wooden buttons!!
Here is the 3rd in a 4 part card series on sympathy.  All papers and embellishments are CTMH, SU paper piercing/mat.
Stamps are the inspired stamps COMFORT and PERFECT SENTIMENTS both found at
Here's the full card:
See you soon with the next card...and a pretty great GIVEAWAY is still in the works for this week!!
Be the blessing!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Comfort Card

Hello!  This Scripture is PERFECT for those who need comforting due to loss or painful times!!  I used one of my favorite dies that Spellbinders makes called Eyelet Circles.   Ready to see the whole card?:
I kept this one fairly simple that could be sent to a woman or a man, because that sentiment is what I really hoped would pop out at the recipient!  The papers are all CTMH, and the stampsets are from the inspired stamps store:  E3014 is COMFORT ($13.99) and the stitching stamp is from BIND AND STITCH E3005 ($13.99).

I have more cards coming soon, and I believe there is a GIVEAWAY in the works!!
Be the blessing!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Be Still...

Only 7 days til Spring!!  I can't wait to see the flowers start blooming!  I created 4 cards for a card class focusing on Comfort & Loss I am teaching in a couple of weeks today.  Today is the first day I've been able to create anything in the week that the pinched nerve in my back has been so painful, so I have been VERY thankful today for God's mercy and healing hand over me!!  Thank you all for your well-wishes and prayers, too!!

Here is the full photo of the card:
I used CTMH paper/ribbon, some roses I found in the floral section of Jo-Anns, and the stampset was sold out so quickly in our online store, we were blown away at your response to it!!  A new shipment of this stampset is stocked now, so if you love it, grab it---$13.99 Be Still Silhouettes

I'll have more up for you soon and I believe a new GIVE-A-WAY will be coming shortly,
Thanks for stopping by!
Be the blessing,
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Flowered topiary with storage plus TUTORIAL!

Hello bloggers!  I've had quite a week and a pulled back muscle with a pinched nerve has kept me floor-bound much of the past few days (doctor says I'll be feeling better by the weekend, God willing!).  BUT before it got really bad, I had time to finish this project I've wanted to do every since I created the Flowers stampset shown here:
Here is the finished project storing my sponge daubers!:
I used the flower stampset with the sunflower looking stamp and colored a bunch of flowers with Copic markers and cut them out.  Then I got some stick pins:
I used a styrofoam ball and cut off the bottom so it would sit flat.  I pinned all of my flowers into it, overlapping just a little so it looks more 'full':
You can put more pins through in the spaces between flowers to help hold the petals down.  Then I set it onto some green cardstock and freehanded some petals:
cut them out:

Then used my Copic marker to 'flick' some marks to make them look more like leaves.  You could choose a darker color and add more depth, if you want to:
Next, I curled the leaves over my fingers to get more of a realistic curve...just keep going until you like the outcome:
I put a pen on this for my stem, but have wrapped all kinds of things in floral tape to make a stem.  I wanted the opportunity to USE this later LOL.

Finally, I put some black beans into a terracotta pot, and put my sponge daubers in on I will know where to find them when I need them, and the storage is cute out in the open :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back soon with some more fun for you!
Be the blessing,
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Thinking of You, Friend!

Hello friends!  I made this card for one of my very best friends who has been through so much but always such a joy in my life!

Here is the full  6x6 card (you can click on it to see it larger):
Made with CTMH papers, ribbon,brad and ink; Momento ink; inspired stamps; Prima flower, colored with Copic markers shown at the bottom of this post:
The two stampsets I used are now in the on line store and both are $13.99:
                               This is Perfect Sentiments and the size and font really are perfect for any card!
                             This is Friendship's Flowers and has been one of my most popular sets!
People always ask which Copic markers I use on my projects so I am trying to remember to keep them in a pink container to photograph for are the ones I used with this card:
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Until next time,
Be the blessing!
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

12 NEW stampsets now in the store!!

I'm so BEARY's March 1st....NEW STAMP RELEASE DAY....YAY!!!  Here is one of my BEARY favorite new stamps---there are 12 in all, all colored on the brand new laminated sheet all the NEWEST stamps will have with them. 

Head on over and shop to your hearts' content!!
I have some new features to help you navigate the store easier...enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Be the Blessing,