Friday, February 29, 2008


LSC156 - I wrote the verses of the song on my card & LSC157 - easter lilly..I was making some cards and this song came on.. wow! It is so powerful, I had to put down my stamp and stand up and dance... as I am dancing around singing... this card comes to mind.. I just love this song. If you have never heard it.. it is by the Newsboys.. AWESOME! Hope you have a listen... and even more that you are FREE! BTW.. doesn't the lead singer look like the Splitcoast Guy?? or is it just me?card reads....Through You the blind will see...Through You the mute will sing...Through You the dead will rise...Through You our hearts will praise...Through You the darkness flees...Through You my heart screams I AM FREE!!!I AM FREE TO RUN!I AM FREE TO DANCE!I AM FREE TO LIVE FOR YOU!I AM FREE!


OK... so are you like me??? Have more cards saved in your favorites file than in your actual gallery?? I took a look at my faves and realized I had a reason for saving all of those fabulous cards... because I wanted to CASE them!!! Just something about them inspired me to make one of my own.. kwim?? So, today, I dedcided to begin the journey of actually doing just that... I am going to try to participate in the daily challenge and at the same time case a card that I saved in my faves.. then pm the original creator.. Having said that, here is the first. I love Jen's LSC for today.. and I have many cards floating around in my brain waiting to come out.. but first.. here is my CASE of shestamps72... I really didn't change much. I love the colors she chose (a CC I think), and I love the design.
What I did change...
1. card size.. I decided to make a long & skinny, so I tweaked the layout just a little.
2. stamp
3. ribbonI could have added more embellishments.. but wanted to keep it simple and "limited"..So, thanks to Jen for a fun challenge.. and thanks to Stacy White (shestamps72) for a great card to CASE! Here is a link to her original..

Sunday, February 10, 2008


These fabulous ladies are another stamp from Art Impressions.... can't you just hear them now. I made this pocket card to hold a tea bag. It is for a Coffee & Tea Swap that I am participating in! I think these ladies are awesome! My mother sent this poem to me and I plan to include it as well.. No matter where you are in your journey with God or towards God... I think you will identify with at least one part of this... Enjoy...
There was a couple who took a trip to England to shop in a beautiful antique store to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They both liked antiques and pottery, and especially teacups Spotting an exceptional cup, they asked "May we see that? We've never seen a cup quite so beautiful" As the lady handed it to them, suddenly the teacup spoke, "You don't understand. I have not always been a teacup. There was a time when I was just a lump of red clay. My master took me and rolled me pounded and patted me over and over and I yelled out, "Don't do that." "I don't like it!" "Let me alone," but he only smiled, and gently said; "Not yet!" Then, WHAM! I was placed on a spinning wheel and suddenly I was spun around and around and around. "Stop it I'm getting so dizzy I'm going to be sick!", I screamed. But the master only nodded and said, quietly; 'Not yet.'
He spun me and poked and prodded and bent me out of shape to suit himself and then... Then he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. I yelled and knocked and pounded at the door." Help! Get me out of here!" I could see him through the opening and I could read his lips as he shook his head from side to side, 'Not yet'. When I thought I couldn't bear it another minute, the door opened. He carefully took me out and put me on the shelf, and I began to cool. Oh, that felt so good! "Ah, this is much better," I thought. But, after I cooled he picked me up and he brushed and painted me all over. The fumes were horrible. I thought I would gag. 'Oh, please; Stop it, Stop it!! I cried. He only shook his head and said. 'Not yet!'.
Then suddenly he put me back in to the oven. Only it was not like the first one. This was twice as hot and I just knew I would suffocate. I begged. I pleaded. I screamed. I cried I was convinced I would never make it. I was ready to give up. Just then the door opened and he took me out and again placed me on the shelf, where I cooled and waited and waited, wondering "What's he going to do to me next?" An hour later he handed me a mirror and said 'Look at yourself.' And I did. I said, 'That's not me; that couldn't be me. It's beautiful. I'm beautiful!"
Quietly he spoke: "I want you to remember, then,' he said, 'I know it hurt to be rolled and pounded and patted, but had I just left you alone, you'd have dried up. I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the wheel, but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled. I know it hurt and it was hot and disagreeable in the oven, but if I hadn't put you there, you would have cracked. I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over, but if I hadn't done that, you never would have hardened. You would not have had any color in your life.If I hadn't put you back in that second oven, you wouldn't have survived for long because the hardness would not have held. Now you are a finished product Now you are what I had in mind when I first began with you."
The moral of this story is this: God knows what He's doing for each of us He is the potter, and we are His clay. He will mold us and make us, and expose us to just enough pressures of just the right kinds that we may be made into a flawless piece of work to fulfill His good, pleasing and perfect will. So when life seems hard, and you are being pounded and patted and pushed almost beyond endurance; when your world seems to be spinning out of control; when you feel like you are in a fiery furnace of trials; when life seems to "stink", try this...
Brew a cup of your favorite herbal tea in your prettiest tea cup, sit down and think on this story and then, have a little talk with the Potter.


Isn't she so fantastic sitting on top of this ginormous present! I love this little bella with her curly pigtails! I made this card for my sister.... who will always be older than me!

Presentabella from Stampin' Bella


Does anyone ever grow tired of birthday cake??? I mean really? I think now matter your age, having everyone sing to you and then blowing out your candles can never grow old... even if you do!
Birthday couple from Art Impressions... they have a wonderful line of stamps!


Did you know that Snowmen can leave you kisses... well they can... and this is exactly what I gave to my DS's teachers to help get them through the dreary days of January...


I fell in love with these little Target $1 spot mailboxes... They are so versatile and interestingly enough, for the small size, I can really cram a lot of goodies into one. I make this for my bff Shannon... I just love it! What do you think.
The Bee Duo is from Stampendous... the rest are off the $1 cling stamps from AC Moore. DP is from Sunburn double-sided cs from Sam's Club


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