Thursday, January 14, 2010

Recent Cards

This is my most recent card. In fact, I put on the finishing touches this morning. I made this card using my new stamp set "Loads of Fun", by There She Goes Stamps. My base is PTI White cardstock, and I layered it with Lavender Lace Cardstock and Heidi Grace DP. The next layer is Mellow Moss cardstok that I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I sponged the grass for the picture with Mellow Moss ink, and I colored the image with my Copic Markers.

Recipe: Stamps: Loads of Fun by There She Goes Stamps . Paper: PTI white, Mellow Moss, Lavender Lace, Heidi & Grace DP. Ink: memento Black, Copic Markers, sponged mellow moss. Accessories: Dimensionals, Circle nestabilites, pink brads, 5/8" and 1" moss green ribbon.

On this next card, I used another new stamp set (to me), called "Up, Up, and Away", by Verve Stamps. I used a Navy cardstock for the base and layered it with Stampin Up's "Maine Blueberry" DP. The corner embellisments were made with Cuttlebug's "Vintage Corners" Die, and I colored the image with my Copic Sketch Markers

Recipe: Stamps: Up Up & Away by Verve Stamps. Paper: PTI White, Certainly Celery, Navy, SU DP. Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers. Accessories: 3/8" Navy ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Navy Brads, Cuttlebug corner dies, dimensionals.

Hello Again!

Well, I'm not so good at this blog thing after all. I should have known, because I'm not much of a talker (chit chat) or letter writer either. So what's been going on here? Let me see, I am still teaching our women's Bible study. I am in my 5th year and loving it. We are going through Dwight Pentecost's book called "The Words and Works of Jesus Christ". The title pretty much says it all. The book covers key themes and events in the life of Jesus Christ, taking us through all four gospels. The challenge is to see more of the person of Jesus Christ through the study. We don't want to just learn more facts about our Savior, but we want to see Him as more in His person and deity. As we see our Savior more fully and begin to more fully understand the salvation He purchased for us, we will grow in our love and passion for Him and the Father. It has been a challenging study. We are going through it a lot more slowly than I expected, and I don't think we will make it through the book by the end of May. But, the Lord is in control, and He will allow us to get through what we need to at this time.

I also host the Women's Christian Biography group at my house every other week. We are finishing up the biography of George Mueller, and will start a new one (to be announce) in a couple of weeks. This has also been a spiritual challenge. George Mueller was a tremendous man of faith. He was known as the man responsible for building and running orphan houses, but he was best know for his tremendous prayer life and implicit trust in God to provide for all of his needs.

On the homefront, our daughter Meghan just finished her first semester of college at the University of Wyoming. We miss her a lot, but we know she is where God wants her. I will elaborate more at a later post. Our son John, is entering his last semester in High School, and Matt is tremendously busy at the litigation firm where he works.

In the meantime, I try to get in a card here and there, and hopefully, I can be more dilligent about posting here.