Another choice of stamp from my short stack.  I’ve been trying to think of a different way to work with this stamp and today, with much trepidation, I pulled out my brayer.  We were slightly reacquainted, but there  is still a lot of bonding to do.  On this card I really played it safe with that brayer because I’m not so much at home with using it.  First, I stamped with Black Brilliance then embossed with clear embossing powder.   I masked off the sky and brayered in the mountains, then masked the mountains, laid down a dot for the sun and brayered over it with SU Bordering Blue.  I pulled up the masking dot and colored the shape with So Saffron and More Mustard. 

Stamps:  Wordsworth
Paper:  K&Co; Bazzill
Ink:  Black Brilliance; SU Bordering Bl
SU More Mustard; SU So Saffron; SU Mellow Moss; Versamark
Accessories: Brads, ribbon

The image on this second card was fished out of the garbage at my daughters insistence; she maintained that she like it better than the other……go figure.  This card was colored with chalks.  Note to self:  once you chalk over already heated, clear embossing powder, the chalk does not come off.  

Stamps:  Wordword
Paper:  My Minds Eye; Bazzill
Inks:  Versamark,
Accessories:  Embossing Powder, ribbon, brads

  • Deb ZaMay 15, 2008 - 8:14 am

    OK–I would have pulled that one out of the garbage too! They are both nice–but I like the lighter one also. Not sure what it is about it–maybe that it looks more hopeful, like the verse–where the first one is darker in mood? But they are both lovely! Thanks for sharing them!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 15, 2008 - 11:51 am

    i like them both. they are both loveyly and i like the sentiment. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • nancy bMay 15, 2008 - 5:14 pm

    I have to agree…they are both great! But why would I expect anything less from you! You blessed me today. thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie W.May 16, 2008 - 6:43 am

    I like them both, Becca! You did a wonderful job with the brayering too. That’s one of my favorite scriptures, a wonderful one to bring to mind when life tosses us to and fro! Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieMay 17, 2008 - 10:40 am

    Love them both, and receiving them would be an encouragement to anyone! You’ve inspired me to go try some brayer work…ReplyCancel

Sorry if I seem a little absent.  I thought I would be back on track by today, but life hasn’t afforded me any stamping time.  In the meantime I received a request for the details on how to make the gift card holder.  The gift card holder is adorable and I CASED it here

Have fun with them and please check back with me – I’ll have a card soon. :2


 I’m back to share some simple, small samples from this weekend.  I attended an all day crop and led a fast make and take session.  I wanted something simple and cute, so we made the popular card holders that have been popping up on many blogger sites.














This gorgeous double sided design paper is by K & Co (my favorite), and it sure made putting these little cuties together so quick and easy.  Instead of a gift card each holder was filled with an Inspiration Card.  The stamps are all by Hero Arts




















  • JanineMay 13, 2008 - 4:58 am

    Beautiful holders. Can you share instructions?ReplyCancel

  • GiovanaMay 13, 2008 - 8:11 pm

    All your cards are so pretty!!!
    God bless

  • nancy bMay 13, 2008 - 10:34 pm

    Love these little card holders!!! You are so gifted! thank you for sharing that create and take last weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 15, 2008 - 11:52 am

    i enjoyed makeing my card holders they are really cute. thanks for doing your make and take and sharing with everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonMay 15, 2008 - 12:10 pm

    These are beautiful, Becca! I’ve been playing with GC holders as well–yours are great!ReplyCancel