Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Riley Ann!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
This weekend was a busy one with a Christmas program at church on Sunday (no pictures because I was too busy playing the piano!) and our granddaughter Princess Riley Ann's skating birthday party on Saturday.

Our little skater turned 7 and is quite comfortable on her roller skates!

Blowing out the candles with Princess Addy watching and cheering her on!

Here is the card I made her.  I've used a LaLa Land Crafts stamp and the Basic Grey Vivienne Collection designer paper.  I've colored this cutie with Copic markers.
Thanks for looking!!

I will be entering this at the Seize the Birthday Challenge blog (I have to edit this later to add the link).  The challenge is a birthday card (always) with Silver or Gold as a "Topping" but it is optional - my gold is the yellow/gold in the card.  I know, I know, I'm stretching it! (lol)

Thanks for looking and have a blessed week!  
Keep Christ in your Christmas!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Hope everyone has recovered from all the delicious food from Thanksgiving and the black Friday madness.  Personally, do not want to see a piece of turkey until next year!!  We definitely had our fill (including homemade soup that we feasted on for a couple of days) We actually had two Thanksgivings.  The first one a week ahead of time that our church puts on for the community at the Grange Hall.  We had lots of leftovers to bring us right up to the day!  So two weeks of turkey was plenty for a while!

Here is a card I want to share that I made my daughter.  It was her birthday on Sunday.  Happy Birthday Amy (again!)

I will be sharing this at SEIZE the BIRTHDAY - Anything Goes Birthday
and WORD ART WEDNESDAY #161 - Anything Goes

I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me.  Psalm 13:6


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Card Class and a Sneak Peek

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Brrr is it cold or what?!  Not freezing cold as the east coast nevertheless there has definitely been a change here in northern California.
I wanted to share some pics from my class last week.  I can't believe how many times I've sat down to start this post and life kept getting in the way (kwim??)  Anyway, I told the ladies I was going to put them on my blog so best keep my word! (Hello Britteny!!)

I had 12 fun ladies attend class!  

I set up stations (Embossing & Die-cutting with the Cuttlebugs, Embossing Powder and Stamping) 

Fun time!

 Here is a pic of the cards we made!

Sneak peak of January Class

This CAS Thanks card could easily be mass produced and just change up the sentiment die for a different occasion!  The thanks die is from Lawn Fawn and the designer paper is from Simple Stories.
This is a sneak peek at one of the 4 cards we will be making in my January class at the lss. Perfect time to make some thank you cards, right!?  We will be doing 2 winter "thanks" cards and 2 all occasion "thanks" and my plan is to do 2 masculine and 2 that are more on the feminine side. This photo doesn't show the kraft colored embossed woodgrain paper well at all.  We just got it at Scrapper's Edge and it is 12x12, it also comes in black and gray. The texture is subtle and I think adding a little bit of ink over it would make it stand out better in the photo (hmmmm, the creative juices are beginning to flow... lol! ) The paper will be perfect for scrapbooking those masculine/outdoorsy layouts, too!  What do ya think?

Well thanks for visiting!  Have a great day and stay warm!

Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart.      Psalm 32:11


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Card Full of Thanks and belated Congrats to my team!

Hello again Delightful Friends and Family,
I am supposed to be doing some work around the house instead of posting a card! Just couldn't help myself when I saw this sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday #192!  Easy peasy and I was wanting to try this stamping technique using different "thank you" stamps.  Hope you like my results!

Stamps: Paper Smooches; Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities Oval (scallop and regular) and Lawn Fawn Stitched leaves. Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Field Greens mid-tone and Archival Jet Black
Base: Neenah Desert Storm, Bazzill Card Stock, not sure about the maker of the designer paper, it was in a Key Ingredient Kit from Taylored Expressions a couple of years ago.

Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy your day.

If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples.  You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.  John 8:31-32

PS.  I'm a little bit late on this but CONGRATULATIONS to the World Series Champions: San Francisco Giants!  That's my team!!! Yay!! What a crazy season! And what a great series with the Kansas City Royals - very exciting! 
Madison Bumgarner (top)
Jeremy Affeldt and Brandon Crawford (below) 


Thankful for Blessings

Hello Delightful friends and family!
We celebrated our youngest granddaughter's 4th birthday tonight!  Cannot believe she is already four.  I'll share a picture of her and the card I made her later.  She is a cutie pie!
Here is a card that I'll be sharing at Card Concepts #22 (inspiration photo below) I think my style on this is a combination of clean layers and freestyle collage. I will also be sharing this at Word Art Wednesday #157.  It's Anything Goes at WAW every week.  Fun inspiration at both sites.

Inspiration photo:

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the rest of the week :-)

He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.  2 Corinthians 5:21


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Be Merry (monochromatic class)

Hello Delightful friends and family!
I know!  Two posts and two cards in one day!! I'm so far behind in sharing but I've been pretty busy with home, work and church too.  I'm hoping to still get into the craft room at some point but I have a wedding to go to in just a little bit first.  Here is another card we made in the class I taught this week at Scrapper's Edge.
I will be entering this at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #131 (Using non-traditional colors).
Sister Act Card Challenge #80 Anything Goes

Stamps: Greeting Farms - Keep Cozy; Lawn Fawn - Peace Joy Love (sentiment)
Paper: Bazzill Card Stock, Neenah bright white
Border Punch: EK Success - Scallop Diamond
Copics to color
Inks: Archival - Crimson; Memento Tuxedo Black
Clear Embossing powder

Thanks for visiting!!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend, I'm off to a wedding!

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.  The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous.  Psalm 19:9


Just a Note

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
We are having quite the downpour here in our neck of the woods.  We certainly have needed the rain so it is a welcome sight.  Just hoping it doesn't affect the power because we've got a pretty strong wind with this rain. It's a nice day to stay inside curled up with a good book or in my case I'm hoping to get into my craft room soon.
 Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful change of the scenery with the autumn colors!  I've been  inspired by all the autumn cards I've been seeing!

Here is one of the cards I did for a class this week which fits right into the Fall theme.  I love sunflowers and this sunflower stamp is a set from Technique Tuesday.  I've embossed it using Copper embossing powder from Ranger.  The sentiment is Paper Smooches.  I've used Copper Sheen Card Stock for the top layer and I really like the look of the tone-on-tone with the matching embossing powder.  Such an elegant look for a CAS card and just think of all the different sentiments that could be used!
I will be entering this card at:
Word Art Wednesday (Anything Goes #155)

Here are some pictures of the sweet ladies taking my class this week at Scrapper's Edge.

Thanks for visiting!!  

Therefore He (Jesus) is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.  
Hebrews 7:25


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Silent Night Card

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

Here is a sample of one of the cards I made for a class I have coming up in November, it's perfect for two challenges I saw online today.
Word Art Wednesday #154 - Anything Goes using an Our Daily Bread Designs stamp
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Blog  #130 - Silent Night

I've used silver embossing powder for the sentiment and on the snowflake (Spellbinder die). I've embossed the snowflake multiple times to add dimension and embellished the center with an acrylic white snowflake and a sequin.  I've added a red ribbon for an added bonus of an ornament.  I've affixed the snowflake with a repositionable adhesive Zot.  The stamp from ODBD is from a set called Blessed Christmas.

The embossing folder is from Sizzix  (Snowflake #6).  Neenah bright white card stock and Bazzill red card stock are the papers I've used.

Thanks so much for looking!  

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!  Psalms 34:8


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Christmas Joy for World Card Making Day!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Couldn't let the day go by without sharing a card for World Card Making Day!

I'll be sharing this card at Word Art Wednesday #152 Anything Goes.

The stamp set I've used is from Lawn Fawn - Peace Joy Love and I've stamped it with Archival French Ultra Marine. The card stock is Bazzill (Skylar blue) and Neenah bright white; I've used Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles and Snowflake Dies; Baby Blue Liquid Pearls, Clear Embossing Powder and the Embossing folder is a Cuttlebug Quilted Snowflake.

Thanks for visiting!!

I am the vine you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.  John 15:5


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Festive Friday #41 Christmas Door

Hey there Delightful Friends and Family!
Ok, last card I posted was quick and easy and this one not so much!! (ha!) However, once it was designed and figured out it wasn't quite as difficult (I made a second one with a fall theme that was super fun and I'll share it in another post later on).  I saw this inspiration picture at Festive Friday and knew this would be perfect for the challenge! I was inspired by the wreath and door.

The wreath is a Sizzix Movers and Shakers Die which I cut multiple times with light, med, dark green card stock and then added Dimensional Pearls in Red Pepper.  My base is Desert Storm Neenah card stock.  I've added the medium green card stock layer after running it through the Cuttlebug in a Sizzix Brick embossing folder and then with a Ranger blending tool I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add a bit of ink to the green.  

Inside of card:  Our Daily Bread Stamp - Christmas Door

Thanks for letting me share and this is one of the cards that will be featured in my class at Scrapper's Edge in November!  

But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.  Psalm 37:39-40



Hello Delightful friends and family!!
It's a beautiful Saturday and we had some much needed rain this week (hooray and thank you Lord!!)
Here is a thank you card I did a while back.  A real simple design and quick to put together.
The base is a pre-folded white A2 card.  Add a black layer to the base, then a teal card stock piece 1/8" smaller and run through the Cuttlebug in a "Thank You" embossing folder.  I've added ribbon then cut 3 rectangles using the Spellbinder die (A2 Basic Matting Dies).  I've used a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Blossoming Blooms, stamped with Archival Jet Black Ink and popped it up with dimensionals and that's it.  Easy peasy, quick 'n easy!

I will be entering this card at 

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the weekend!

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who keeps his way preserves his soul.  Proverbs 16:17


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Exciting News and a Card

Hello Delightful friends and family!
We finally had some rain yesterday!! Boy do we need it here in northern California!  It is so muggy today I just hope we can have a few more showers without the thunder and lightening!
The weather held up and I went to BBQ lunch with all the school age grandkids today to celebrate Grandparents day.  They are all so stinkin' cute!  No I didn't have 3 lunches but I did sit with the granddaughters and then ate lunch with Jakob and his buddies.

I'm excited to share that I will be teaching some card making classes at our local craft store Scrapper's Edge.  My first class is in October.  I just finished 4 samples for the class which I'm calling Build a Scene.  You know I love to paper piece and I think this will appeal to both beginners and advanced card makers!  I made 2 autumn themed and 2 winter themed scenes.  I will share them here at a later time.  They will feature Lawn Fawn (stamps & dies) and Paper Smooches stamps for this class.  I'm so excited!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made a couple of weeks ago for a family that lost their 23 year old daughter.  She was born with Cerebral Palsy and has been completely dependent for all of her care since birth.  A sad time yes, but now she's free and with the Lord in a perfect body for the first time.  So we grieve for ourselves but rejoice for this innocent one.

I've embossed the yellow panel and then blended white ink over the raised portion.  The designer paper is from Memory Box (that I've been hoarding!), the paper flowers are Sizzix mini Tattered Flowers (movers and shapers line), the sentiment and leaf/branch die are Taylored Expressions.  I've used Archival Jet Black ink and the button comes from my stash.  

I'll be sharing this card at Word Art Wednesday #150 Anything Goes.

That's it for me today, thanks for visiting!

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:31


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dude, Happy Birthday!

Hello Delightful friends and family!

We had a birthday in our extended family last week.  My sister's boyfriends' son (I'm not checking to see if I did the punctuation correctly on that! ha!)  Anyway, I needed a masculine card for a teenage boy and I happened to have this digi image from ByLori Designs (Ethan) that hadn't been colored and it was perfect for Hunter who just happens to be into skateboarding.  Yay!!  So I pulled out my Copics and colored away!  I've used the Avery Elle stamp set called Surf's Up for the sentiment and the matching Happy Birthday is on the inside (love the font!).  The card base is Neenah Desert Storm (Scrapper's Edge) and the designer paper is Echo Park (Scoot 6x6 pad).  I've used the Taylored Expressions matching stamp and die set Garden Party Blooms.  Ink: Archival Jet Black and Dandelion.  The faux stitching was made by a Faber Castell Big Artist Pen in white.

I'll be playing along with the challenges at the following blogs:
Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes)
Word Art Wednesday #149 (Anything Goes)

Keeping it simple on the inside.

Well that's it for me!  Thanks for visiting.

The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.  Psalm 34:22


Monday, September 8, 2014


Hello Delightful friends and family,
Can I get any busier?!  Holy moly I thought for sure things would wind down a bit once the kids got in school but that is not the way things have played out this week.  Mercy!!  I have managed to make a few cards but getting them from my camera to a blog post has been the stumbling block here!  One of our Sunday School classes is growing up and expanding so I've taken on the older kids (mostly boys) so I've been cleaning out a "storage" room and making it back into a classroom. Then we had to prepare for a memorial service and two ladies in our church were in the hospital, one had a serious stroke and the other in a serious motorcycle accident.  Please keep my husband and I in your prayers!

I needed a couple of thank you cards and here is the first one.  I love the simplicity of it!  It needs to be mailed so I kept it CAS.  I love the font of the die (Taylored Expressions - a thank you for a purchase!)  This would definitely be a "10 minute or under" card.  The embossing folder is by Sizzix.

I will be entering the challenge at Word Art Wednesday#148  Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting and sorry I've not been making my regular rounds in blogland.  Hope to remedy that soon!

The Lord is my strength and my song.....  Exodus 15:2


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Love You Tons! (STS #27)

Hello Delightful friends and family!
What a quick month this has been! The grandkids are back in school (except Princess Tucker) so I'll have a bit more free time (well, in my mind anyway...) it seems I can always fill up that "free" time with housework and getting caught up on some work at the church.  I'm getting my craftroom organized, one area at a time, that's exciting!  My sweet hubby and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary last Friday and here is the card I made him.  I used the sketch from Seize the Sketch challenge blog.  This is their last challenge, they are closing down (bummer!) I really liked following the inspiration over there.  Here is the card for their last challenge:
 I paper pieced the elephants instead of coloring them.  This stamp set is from Lawn Fawn.

 Inside sentiment is from Paper Smooches and I colored the hearts lightly with a Copic Marker.

I will also be entering this at Word Art Wednesday #147 Anything Goes

The last few baseball seasons we've been going to a couple of San Francisco Giant games each year and we always try to schedule our trip for Fellowship Day at AT&T Park where the Christian ballplayers share their testimonies. The last three years have included a concert with a popular Christian music artist.  This year was Natalie Grant.  Wow!! It was great!  Here are some pictures I took of the game on Friday night and two following the Saturday game for Fellowship Day.  Some of the proceeds for the event went to the Salvation Army and the athletes paid for the concert.  Pretty nice and a real blessing!

  Madison Bumgartner pitching

Michael Morse hitting a homerun!!

Bobby Evans (VP & Assistant GM), Santiago Casilla, Travis Ishikawa, Jeremy Affeldt, & Ryan Vogelsong.

Natalie Grant leading a time of worship!
We had a wonderful time with our friends the Clarks and hope to go again next summer, thanks to the San Francisco Giants organization!  Go Giants!

Thanks for visiting and letting me share a bit with you!

Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His" and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity."  2 Timothy 2:19