Friday, January 16, 2009

His Holy Name Challenge -- Holy

Here is my page for Holy the first challenge/study word for this year. On Monday morning after Sunday's post I woke up with the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy playing in my mind. I am very musically inclined, I would much rather have the radio on than the TV. It's not unusual to have music playing in my mind all the time. So since I haven't heard or sung this hymn in ages, I figured it was meant for this page. I found several scriptures in my study but this one spoke to me the most. I also knew I wanted to use this paper once the song manifested itself. I fell in love with it when Leslie got it into the store and bought a few sheets. It's the new Melody Collection by Christine Adolph for Creative Imaginations. The hymn is printed on vellum and attached with musical note brads. I used a journaling tag from the set to write the verse on and added a layered flower embellishment.

His Holy Name Challenge God's Attributes

Yeah, finally a minute to upload. I finished my Attributes of God page and my Holy page last Friday night but haven't had a chance to get them scanned and uploaded. I'm really tickled that these came out so well and I'm off to a good start with the His Holy Name Challenge. For the attribute page I used some pretty paper I bought years ago and unearthed while sorting out my papers better. These attributes were posted by Patter at the beginning of our challenge so I printed them off for the first page of my album. I've chosen to do the 6 x 6 album pages for my challenge pages. Hopefully I'll find some time to decorate my cover soon.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


How cool! I found out today that I won 2 new release stamp sets in Verve's sneak peek preview. I took the opportunity to order a couple of sets from them to send with my win. I can't wait to play with my new stamps when they arrive! In other news I finished a few things this past week, finally. The first card showcases the card challenge from OSA's first card challenge of the year along with my second Friday challenge posting on cherry blossoms. Stamp is from Stonehouse Stamps, background paper is Stemma and cherry blossom circles are EK Success stickers. The second card is from my first Friday challenge on Zen. Stamp is from Post Modern Design, the background paper is hand sprayed with Radiant Rains and the stickers are from my stash.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Winter Birthday

Well I'm not posting everyday but I'm posting. I've been busy getting the painting finished in the bedroom my oldest son moved out of and starting to move some of my stash in. I have a lot of sorting to do but maybe I can clear more of the clutter that you see in a previous post. I'm actually considering having a lot of it walk out the door. I'm seriously am out of space and there's stuff I'm never going to use. The bedroom will still host guests so I can't completely take it over and it still has some of Matthew's stuff in it but it's a great start. A small bit of space to truly call my own and get away from the guys in. Speaking of Matthew, he has a winter birthday and this is his card. I don't have a lot of stamps that can be used for masculine cards so I decided on snowy trees. The tree stamp is Hero Arts, birthday wishes CC Rubber stamps. The trees were stamped in Ultramarine Staz-on and covered in Frosted Lace stickles.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I'm excited about the fresh start a new year offers. The past 2 years have been filled with a lot of medical challenges for me and I'm hoping the majority of that is behind me. I'm also excited to be designing more this year. Yipee! I love to design, it's like a puzzle that needs to be solved and I LOVE puzzles so the more creative the better. I signed up a couple of months ago to be a Stampin' Up demo. No you won't find endless banners, blinkies and ads here but hopefully you'll find some inspiration. We have a small stamp club here that meets monthly, likes Stampin' Up products and the chance to visit and create together. I'm also participating in a couple of challenges. His Holy Name Challenge is an awesome idea to combine studying the scriptures with my artwork. I'm the kid who used rainbow colored markers all through high school on my study notes and then could visualize those notes at test time based on the colors I used. I live and breath color and it will be wonderful to combine it with my Bible study. Then I'm designing challenges for OSA's 10th anniversary year. My home on the web is OSA. I love the beauty of oriental style artwork. And since I "blog without obligation" LOL, I won't promise to post everyday but I will try to post more frequently. Here's is today's piece. I saw a piece that was similar while blog surfing, (sorry I don't remember where), and this became my daughter and SIL's anniversary card celebrating their 7th year together. The patterned paper is from Me and My Big Ideas, I used Prima flowers, a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Stampin' Up's Baroque Motifs and Stampabilities Amour stamps.