September Stamp of the Month Challenge –Bobbing for Apples

FREE Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge Thanks so much for joining our last challenge! This month's image is "Bobbing for Apples." You will have until the last day of the month to enter this challenge. **This image set includes two variations of the image. Choose the one you like best. If you played along in the challenge last month, you will be emailed this image for FREE! :) If you missed out, you can still play along with the challenge by purchasing the image. Then you can enter the Continue Reading …

i {heart} card sketches no. 32

The random $5 Gift Certificate winner from Sketch031 is #16. Kapree. Congratulations! The prize and discount codes will usually be emailed out before the next challenge. (Sometimes it takes a few days depending on my schedule.) This challenge runs for two weeks because of Labor Day next week. Sketch032-- This week's shape is a square, but feel free to adapt it to any shape or size. Remember, have fun with it--flip it, turn it, embellish as you wish. The hearts can be any type of Continue Reading …

NEW Images and a Whole Lot More!

Hello friends, I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend! I just wanted to share here on the blog all of the new things that have happened this past week. I update our Facebook page almost daily, but I realize that there are many people not on Facebook, so I thought I would share a summary here. :) ...ONE exciting thing is that the Design Team is now under the leadership of Imke Ludwig and Kathy Curry, and Nazeema "Calypso" Bastian will be coordinating the sketch challenge. I am super Continue Reading …

i {heart} card sketches no. 31

The random $5 Gift Certificate winner from Sketch030 is #14. Suze. Congratulations! The prize and discount codes will usually be emailed out before the next challenge. (Sometimes it takes a few days depending on my schedule.)    Sketch031-- This week's shape is a quarter letter (A2), but feel free to adapt it to any shape or size. Remember, have fun with it--flip it, turn it, embellish as you wish. Use stamps and supplies from any company. Please include the sketch in your Continue Reading …

Card Ideas from the Designers

Happy Saturday!! Sweet card ideas for you today from Calypso, Kathy, and Jennifer...click on the photos if you want to see their supplies. :)           Continue Reading …

Handmade Card Ideas from the Designers

Beautiful cards ideas from designers Kathy and Jennifer. Kathy has used Copic markers to color her images, and Jennifer has used pencil crayons . Please click on the photos if you would like to see the stamps and supplies that they used. "Birdie and Balloon" was just added to the store.         Continue Reading …

i {heart} card sketches no. 30

The random $5 Gift Certificate winner from Sketch029 is #17. Dianne.  Congratulations! The prize and discount codes will usually be emailed out before the next challenge. (Sometimes it takes a few days depending on my schedule.)    Sketch030-- This week's shape is a quarter letter (A2), but feel free to adapt it to any shape or size. Remember, have fun with it--flip it, turn it, embellish as you wish. Use stamps and supplies from any company. The heart can be ANY embellishment Continue Reading …

Hi…I’d love to have you come in and chat, but my house is messy, so never mind.

Speaking from the heart... This morning I learned that one way you live out your faith is through hospitality. The original Greek word in the Bible for hospitality comes from two root words meaning love and strangers. Reading Acts 2:42-47, it is clear that the first century church got together...daily. In fellowship with God, and in fellowship with one another. Fellowship. Showing strangers love, giving of your self. I love to entertain...when I have the time...when the house is Continue Reading …

Concept, Sketch, and Stamp Illustration…and a peek into my sketchbook

I had the entire day to myself! Which allowed me a bit more time for things like this...capturing and showing my process from concept to colored stamp. And I had time to practice drawing a portrait. :) I woke up to over 500 likes on the Facebook page, so that meant a freebie...yea! And this is it..."Seven Christmas Birds," from very loose concept sketch, to rough sketch, to final inked stamp line art, to colored version.     I decided to take a break after spending the Continue Reading …

Free Digital Stamp – True Love Story

I have something very special to share with you today...a freebie that is on my Facebook page! Today is my husband's and my 15th wedding anniversary, and I woke up with an image idea...and I thought it would be nice to give it away for a limited time. So you have all weekend to download "True Love" for FREE! If you already "Like" my Facebook page, just click on the Welcome Tab at the top of the page (grey star) for the download link. If you are new to my Facebook page, I hope you will Continue Reading …