A reason for the season

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are having a great holiday weekend. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and much food was eaten. Friday I did some Black Friday shopping with my favorite teenager and today I had a great day helping people create adorable gift packaging for the holidays.
I have a card to share with you today. This card was created for the SSInk Challenge and it is my first time participating with them. I love the mystery challenge we were given for the week. 

My card:

This stamp set is so easy to use and in my opinion has the best sentiments ever! I stamped the outline in the Stazon ink, stamped the flowers with Real Red, the petals with Pear Pizaaz and then blended each of those colors with a blender pen. I love the soft, watercolor look this set has. 
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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.

Thanks for coming by. Happy Stamping!

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.

Thanks for coming by. Happy Stamping!