Don’t you love it when you find the perfect stamp?  This is one of my favorite stamps and its blackened and stained back attests to that fact.  Every time I have used it, the sentiment resonates in my heart as true, and I am very blessed to say that it has never been truer than today.   This has not been my best year, I’ve had many trials to struggle through, but my friends have rescued me, kept me afloat and gently reminded me not to lose faith.   I get emotional whenever read the sentiment and want to dedicate this card to my friends – you are out there and you know who you are.


The card is another long one as I love this format.  This stamp has been sitting on my desk for several weeks and I was waiting for something to click.  The inspiration came from the design paper which is Marcella K (the Target version of K & Co.)  I’ve had this in my stash for some time but was reminded how pretty it was when I was in the store this week. This collection is blue and cream and each sheet has a shimmer.  It’s hard to catch it on camera, the pictures simply don’t do it justice, but I have several pictures to post.


See the shimmer?  It’s so very elegant.  Well, I love the paper so much that I launched into another  project using it.  I hope you’ll come back tomorrow to see what I did with the scraps and leftovers I had laying on my table!  It will be a long post…. 



Supplies:  Stamps: Wordsworth; Ink: Versamagic – Aegean Blue; Paper: Marcella Kay – Blue and Cream, Bazzill; Accessories: Paper piercing template, Fiskars Border Punch; Gartner Studios Ivory Pearl Seals.


  • cassieMarch 19, 2008 - 3:26 pm

    I have this stamp too and just love it! This is a beautiful card that you made with it!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 19, 2008 - 5:48 pm

    oh this is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful. i love that stamp where oh where do u find all these things? the paper is really pretty and those brads just make. u should enter this one in a contest.

  • BeckyMarch 19, 2008 - 7:40 pm

    Everything about this card is sooooo classy and beautiful.
    You did the stamp justice with this design…i’m looking forward to seeing what you do with the scraps….ReplyCancel

  • BeckyMarch 19, 2008 - 7:45 pm

    I just also wanted to say after posting the previous message to you i looked around at your other cards…you are very talented….i bookmarked your page and will be checking in to see your new designs from time to time.
    Lovely work!!ReplyCancel

  • AimeeMarch 19, 2008 - 8:06 pm

    The card is gorgeous and the sentiment is so beautiful…ReplyCancel

  • Patsy BJanuary 19, 2009 - 5:53 pm

    Breathtakingly beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • CherylSeptember 30, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    I LOVE every single card you create!!! They are SO beautiful! Whenever I receive most feeds, I’ll skip over them if they do not have pictures but I ALWAYS open the links to your feeds!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity blessings with us.ReplyCancel

I hope your St. Paddy’s Day was wonderful.  I’m back to share a card with you.  As I do cards, I’m trying to reach into my stash and use things that I’ve not used before.  I don’t know about you, but for the longest time when I purchased a product I would just leave it in the packaging until I was ready to use it.  Well the truth is, keeping it in that packaging was really a barrier to me using it – I mean, what if I needed to return it to the store?  Things look so pristine in the package that I tended to save them for a "special occasion".   Not anymore!  I’m now really good at getting things out of the package and into my everyday storage so that I can put my hands on it quickly.  Somewhere in my meanderings I picked up these jumbo eyelets and on this card used them for the first time.  They were a little bit klutzy for me and I couldn’t seem to get them set with my Cropadile without mangling them – I ended up having to use the dreaded manual eyelet setter and hammer. 

Another simple card.  In real life the colors mesh a little bit better than they appear.  The scalloped circle is more of a lime green as is the patterned background.  My camera simply wasn’t feeling it.

Supplies:  Stamps:  Stampendous; Paper:  DCWV, Bazzill; Ink: SU Night of Navy, Brilliance Black; Ribbon: Michaels; Accessories: Eyelets – Karen Foster; Nestabilities; aquapainter and watercolors.

  • HilmaMarch 18, 2008 - 9:22 am

    I like this card! May have to case it!ReplyCancel

  • nancy bMarch 18, 2008 - 11:00 am

    love this one!!! I recognize that ribbon from the 33 rolls at Michaels that I purchased! Love the dragonfly and the colors. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • debMarch 18, 2008 - 3:41 pm

    Finally someone that has used jumbo brads !!! I loved reading “as time goes by” … because I’m notorious for never taking anything out of it’s original box. And you’re right – it’s a barrier and you never use the product. I’m delivered !!!!!

    love ya, debReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 18, 2008 - 7:38 pm

    pretty card, guess u need to buy that big bite it might have done the job. I used mine the other day for reg. eyelets and it works good when u use it right.!! we will have to email deb and tell her that is jumbo eyelets. I dont have a problem taking things out of the box , I have a problem of using them if they are special, i keep thinking oh gotta save it for that special project but i am loosing that philosophy real quick. thanks for sharing. i have that ribbon from michaels too.
    who doesnt??

Another card to share — isn’t the ribbon gorgeous?  The ribbon is where I got my inspiration from and I built the card and picked my colors from there.  It’s a pretty straight forward card and is one of my first attempts at coloring with my Copics.  I’m still in the infancy stages with them, but I love working with them and it’s unlikely that I’ll get bored with them.

Oh, and the little gold thingies on the bottom corners of the card are embellishments that are pressed into place with a HomePro LR tool by American Tag Company.  I’ve had mine for several years and used it for setting eyelets – it functions much like the Big Bite.   Not too long ago, they came out with a new attachment to the tool that helps apply the corners and then presses them flat while holding them in place.  


Stamps:  Printworks, Heidi Grace; Paper – Bazzill; Ribbon – $1 bin at Michaels; Ink: Black Brilliance, SU Pixie Pink; Dew Drops, Decorative Corners for the HomePro LR; Accessories:  Copics

  • nancy bMarch 17, 2008 - 7:05 am

    I love that ribbon also. You did great building the card around it. Thanks for sharing. It is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 17, 2008 - 2:19 pm

    well I love your site so much i have made it my home page!! dont want to miss anything. love those photo corners, and good job with the copics. show us some more organizing ideas, the ribbon drawers was such a big hit u should patent it!!

  • Kay McBrideMarch 17, 2008 - 2:20 pm

    oh i forgot dont u just love that dollar bin at michaels???

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)March 17, 2008 - 11:49 pm

    Wow! That ribbon is gorgeous. It’s going to make me look at the ribbon in that bargain bin in a whole new way. Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • debMarch 18, 2008 - 3:44 pm

    LOVE THIS CARD !!! It is so me. Now all I need is your talent.

    Absolutely love the ribbon and Love the gold edge things.

    Another tool I’ve never heard of …….. Oh My Gosh … it’s never ending.

    I love that look – it’s kind of Victorian – which I adore.

    I nominate you for “American Idol of Scrapbooking and all other clever and crafy things”.


  • gill70June 14, 2010 - 9:48 am

    I have just found your site and what beautiful work you do . I love your attitude to life and christian values . I shall visit you often

    Best wishes from Gill U.KReplyCancel