Friday, November 26, 2010

What I am thankful for...

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser

It would take all of the world-wide interwebs and then some to list all that I am thankful for. :) But here is a short list of the things I'm "super" thankful for:

My wonderful husband, my beautiful son, my amazing family and most of all the peace of salvation that comes from Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord from whom ALL blessings flow!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Black Friday at StampInsanity

Stampinsanity Stamps is having a black Friday sale. (Sorry I am a little slow in posting this).

Black Friday-Cyber Monday starts today, ends 11/29.

All Day
StampInsanity Stamps will have a 30% off coupon code of: CyberBlack2010

Now is a GREAT time to stock up on those StampInsanity images you've been eye-ballin'. ;)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Release and Thursday Challenge at StampInsanity!

That's a long title. :)

I was so excited when I saw these super cute new images from StampInsanity. I love the Renaissance look and to tie it in with Christmas was almost too much! Almost...:)

The challenge this week was a sketch. I like sketch challenges. For me, they are just enough freedom and just enough structure. Here is my project:

The image of course is from StampInsanity. Holiday Princess Maddie 2010. It's a set of two images and some really pretty sentiments. It's beautiful!!

I colored Maddie with my PrismaColor pencils and used Stickles on the flowers in her hair. I used floss to "sew" the holly and more stickles for the berries. I made the border on the left with my Fiskars scallop punch. The border around the image is also floss. I think that covers most of it.

Swing on over to StampInsanity and see what all the fuss is about! ;)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

StampInsanity Thursday Challenge - Oh Scrap!

Oh Scrap!

That's the name of the challenge over at StampInsanity this week. I love this challenge because it gave me an excuse to go through all my tiny little strips of scrap paper and put them to use.

I didn't intend for this project to work out so well for Veterans day, it was a happy accident. I wanted to use more masculine colors this time around and I LOVE the star image from StampInsanity and the outcome seems to fit perfectly for the holiday today.

I used black floss and "stitched" it across the bottom of the card over my scraps. I also made little floss X's to hold my corner scraps in place. I colored the image with Bic markers and then cut and scored along the lines of the star to make it pop a little.

I am so grateful to all the men and women who have fought and died for our country and our freedom. Words just don't seem enough. Thank you all and God bless you!

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis