My Prayer Journal


I’ve been wanting to create my own prayer journal for awhile now but considering the condition of my stamp room until just recently that was not going to happen. Now that it is back in good working order I decided tonight would be a great night to do finally work on that project.

The spiral bound journal I picked up at Michael in the dollar bins. You have got to love that place! I used the SU! Spiral Punch on the left side, it fits just perfect on these. I pulled out some left over Enchante Designer Series paper for the background since it has such a soft, pretty look to it. The cross is stamped in Perfect Plum on Vanilla card stock and then cut out. I mounted that on some Mellow Moss card stock and then cut that out for a small layer. This was a huge task for me since I am scissor challenged! I popped the cross up on some dimensionals and then mounted it on Pale Plum card stock that has been lighted stamped with the flowers from Refuge and Strength in Pale Plum and the edges distressed using the cutter tool. The sentiment was printed out on my computer on Vanilla card stock. It was mounted on Mellow Moss and then Pale Plum. I added a few ribbons to the spiral spine but did not want to over do it. I think it could use a few more but I seem to not have any other ribbons in coordinating colors….how can that be?!
I am looking forward to start using my journal during my evening devotional time. I like to read My Daily Bread and talk with God each night before I head off to bed. I’m not a morning person and so I really enjoy ending my day this way.

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A got a haircut!


OK..it’s such a similar title to a previous post about D but our little girl decided earlier this week that she was tired of dealing with tangles and long hair and has been asking to get her haircut.

She really wanted Zabeius in the photo with her, so you get to see him too :o)

She wanted it about an inch shorter but the stylist recommended that we not go quite that short. She said it would make her face look even more round than it already is. So we took her advice, for now. A really loves is and I have to admit that it was much easier to wash tonight for me, and easier for her to comb out after bath time. She says she still wants it shorter the next time, so maybe we will just try it and see how it looks. For now, she is one step closer to being ready for her first day in the 1st grade which is less than 3 weeks away.

A Little Clip


I was gifted with this Jumbo Paper Clip some time ago and it’s just been sitting waiting for some love. Tonight I found some inspiration on SCS and Mrs Boaz and decided to finally do something with it. I basically CASE’d her design. On my version I decided to emboss the apple with embossing powder and DD Glitter. I will use this for A’s 1st grade teacher gift, which I am working on so it’s ready for the 1st day of school.

The image is from the set Tart and Tangy, and I’m so happy to see it in the NEW SU! catalog which begins tomorrow…..(well, in about 12 minutes actually!) I think I might add some ribbon to it as well, but for now I’m happy with it!

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Designer Bag


I found the tutorial for this bag on Cambria Turnbow‘s Blog. Isn’t it soooo cute! Since I’m still working on getting my mojo back I decided to give it a shot. I really like how it turned out. And it was much quicker and easier than I expected it to be.

For the base, which you cannot see, I used the retiring River Rock card stock. The Designer Paper is Ginger Blossom. The sentiment on the front is a SAB set from 2008 called Lots of Thoughts. I tied the top together with a little bit of River Rock double stitched grosgarin ribbon.

Inside I added 3 3X3 cards that coordinate and I will give this to my neighbor as part of her gift for her upcoming 40th birthday.

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Momento Mall Camera Case


So I may not have my new catalog yet but I have been blessed with this wonderful gift from the SU! Convention. It is the camera offered at the Momento Mall and it is to die for!!! The pattern comes from one of the new Designer Papers that will be offered in the new catalog. Inside is an adorable coordinating print!

I’m pretty sure my dh won’t want to carry this round so I am thinking it might just double as a little tiny purse!

Thank you Nikki for your thoughtfulness! Love you Girl!!

Wow…a card


So I have not been stamping in a looonnng time. And actually I’m thinking of changing my blog to a new name that is something a little more realistic. But for now, here is a card I made awhile back.
The colors came from a friend who made some cards with it. I used So Saffron for the base and accent color of Cameo Coral. The image is the retiring hostess set called From the Garden. I’ve always felt challenged when it comes to watercolors but I knew that is the only technique that would work with this image. I colors the image first with the Watercolor Crayons and blended with Gamsol. Then around the edges I used my markers in slightly brighter colors to give it some pop. I finished it off with stickles for Bling and a strip of twill tape and black brads.

I’m not sure anyone is even checking the blog anymore but I’m hoping to get back in the swing of stamping and posting!

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A Fresh Start

I have a blog already but considering it’s called Can’t Stop Stamping, and I have not stamped much lately I thought it was time to start again. Stamping Diva is my email address, and while I’m far from a Diva it is what I strive to be. So, hopefully I can get my mojo back and get stamping again