Ah yes, a much calmer evening.  I stole away to my studio after an early dinner and tinkered around with a couple of new things that I have laying out for inspiration.  The first thing I pulled out for this card was the cardstock and the rest of the elements fell into place.  Once I knew the cardstock, I found the design paper and picked my inks.  I have it say that it almost never happens this way for me, but I’m glad it did.  More often than not, I start out with the stamp.  I’m always curious to hear how people start the design process….if you care to share – leave me a comment telling me how it usually works for you.

The card is a simple one, I started with a dark gold card base topped with a lighter gold panel and design paper.  The sentiment, one of my favorites, is popped up on a dark gold and lighter gold panel which is sponged with SU – Really Rust.   The sentiment is stamped in SU – More Mustard with the edges of the stamped rolled with SU – More Mustard.  Two Nestabilities scalloped circles back a Nestabilities circle embossed with a Cuttlebug plate.  The circles are punched with a word slot and threaded with grosgrain ribbon held by a slide.  Incidentally I could not find the right color ribbon to save my life, so I colored the white grosgrain ribbon with Copic Marker Y26.  The last embellishments were a scallop punch cut to form a photo corner, the round tab added to the top of the sentiment and rhinestone bling.


Stamps: Wordsworth; Paper:  Bazzill, NRN Designs; Inks: SU Really Rust, SU More Mustard; Ribbon:  Michaels White Grosgrain; Accessories: SU Round Tab Punch, SU Scallop Punch, SU Spiral Punch; Nestabilities; Paper Studio Gems; Copic Marker Y26;

  • nancy bMarch 14, 2008 - 7:22 pm

    very nice….I love the colors and that is a great sentiment. See you tomorrow.ReplyCancel

  • PearlMarch 15, 2008 - 2:16 am

    Hi Just discovered your Blog today ! i’M SOOO INSpIRED BY YOUR BEAUTIFUL CARD CREATIONS . makes me want to go make more ! lol just gorgeous !ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 15, 2008 - 8:18 pm

    I have got to try the circle with the cuttlebug emb. dye. I have that one and just love it. hope u dont mind if I use your idea. pretty card.

  • EliMarch 21, 2008 - 4:19 pm


    I take a look in your blog and you give me a lot of inspiration. You have so many nice works here. I`m from Norway, but I like to see another card and scrapbooking. I have been in US for two years since and you have so much more rubberstamp and another things we like to use in US. Here is all of this things werry expensive.

    I like all of your things, you are so greate.


  • Julia TilleyAugust 15, 2008 - 8:10 am

    I have just found your web sight and boy it is wonderful. You have one of the very best. One of my friends and I stayed on the phone with each other yesterday and looked at this sight and talked and talked. You have blown us away.ReplyCancel

  • EileenAugust 11, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    I have just subscribed to your blog and WOW….what a fantastic blog….you are definately AMAZING!!! You are soooo clever and very inspirational. Thank you for sharing all your work with us. I can see I am going to be popping in here often for inspiration.ReplyCancel

OMG have you ever set down at your craft table to produce something and it just doesn’t happen?  I had several hours free and hoped to make several cards, but it just wasn’t happening.  Well, I did get one card done…

I wanted to make a long card this time because I have these nice die cut envelopes that are business sized, but close at the end.  All I had to do was put the circles and brads on so that the envie would have a figure eight closure.  The card is 4" tall and 9.25" wide on a white base – a nice change of pace.  So, for the card I tore three pieces of cardstock and one piece of vellum and staggered them for the card top.  For the sentiment I punched a panel of mauve paper with a border punch, topped with a green panel and popped up for a little bit of dimension.  Embellished with ribbon and a prima paper flower.  Lastly, stamped a flourish and added four pink brads.


Stamps:  Sentiment – PSX, Flourish – Stampabilities; Paper – Bazzill, K & Co.; Ribbon – Michaels; Brads – Paper Studio; Flowers – Prima


  • Kay McBrideMarch 15, 2008 - 8:14 pm

    I like the long card and the layout u used is nice. just another beautiful card. the saying is one of my favorites.

Oh, I have so wanted to do this and now I’m gonna.  Several bloggers have made a commitment to offer a card on the 8th of each month that includes a scripture that has special meaning to them.  You can read more about the challenge on Lori Craig’s blog here.  She lists all of the Scripture Chicks and their blogs; their cards are amazing and the stories of their inspiration give glory to God.  I’m so delighted to have a card to share today, and I know that this project over the course of the year will move me closer to spiritual goals that I have.   I’m starting a little bit late, so I’m behind, but I try to make up both the January and the February cards.




















I’ve had this stamp in my stash for some time and I always smile when I think of this verse.  When I pulled the verse out, I immediately thought of the French Flair background stamp that I had yet to use.  The card is very simple, with a gray base card popped up on a dark gray panel and topped with design paper onto which I stamped the French Flair background stamp, in a second generation of Stazon Stone Gray.  The verse is popped up on a dark gray panel topped with a light gray panel with the verse.  I tied a wide satin gray Offray ribbon in a bow positioned to the right and lastly added the antique brass brads, previously hoarded but quite at home here – I was saving them for a special occasion!   Some time this week I’ll be sure to upload this to Splitcoaststampers to gallery where you can see the other cards. The SCS Gallery for Bible Verse Challenge – BVC08 can be seen here.

Stamps:  Stampendous, SU – French Flair; Paper – Bazzill, Die Cuts With A View – Wedding; Ink – Stazon Stone Gray; Ribbon – Offray Gray; Antique Gold Brads – K & Co.


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  • Lori CraigMarch 12, 2008 - 3:04 pm

    Oh this is gorgeous!! I love the wide ribbon and the hardware that you certainly WERE NOT stingy with. The card is just gorgeous with one of my favorite backgrounders of all time. Thanks for participating…many, many blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • nancy bMarch 13, 2008 - 5:22 am

    Oh My Goodness….this card is beautiful! And the scripture verse is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 15, 2008 - 8:10 pm

    BEAUTIFUL I love that bckg stamp. wish i had it. and of course the brads from K & company just add to the card. good job.

  • debMarch 18, 2008 - 4:17 pm

    So many times I think cards are such a waste of time because they never will be used or they don’t really say what I want to say. This is awesome – and what an awesome and inspring site. Already added Lori’s blog to my new blog file.

    You can never go wrong with God’s words.