Saturday, August 30, 2008

The SUNDAY TIMES - 8.31.08 - Wear Love

So, chosen by God for this new life of love,
dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline.
Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense.
Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you.
And regardless of what else you put on, wear love.
It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.
Colossians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

WOW, did you ever think to WEAR LOVE??? "It's your basic, all-purpose garment"! Makes me think of that one piece you just always put on everyday, no matter what the weather or the activity or the occasion! I love that thought!
I want all of those things that Paul listed - quiet strength, compassion, kindness, even tempered, etc., but more then all of those, my prayer is that I would "wear love" and learn what that really means.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)
I took the photo of a tree that grows here in my town

Thursday, August 28, 2008

CPS #79 and more

How about a close up of my Card Positioning Systems card for this week? I also pulled out a previous sketch card so you could see some close-ups of it and some of it's details. These two cards also represent a couple of my current favorite paper companies, October Afternoon and Graphic 45. (really, I have many more too!!!)
The papers and the stamps are all from October Afternoon.
When this sprig of flowers is stamped, it is just the black outline of the flowers and leaves and so I colored them in with my watercolor crayons and watercolor brush. The larger flower was then covered or coated with the Aleene's Paper Glaze. There are a few products that work pretty much the same as this Glaze - I just love that little bit of interest and dimension that it brings.
This card is from Sketch #72
The stamp I used for my front design is by Invoke. It is one stamp and I just cut that piece into the four pieces that would match with the sketch.
Here is an advantage of using 2-sided papers - take a peek at the yummy inside of this card!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

Patterned papers and stamp sets – Daydream/October Afternoon
Machine Sewing
ColorBox Black and Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Black Top Boss embossing powder – Clearsnap
Watercolor crayons and watercolor brush
Stickers – Ranger
Brads – SEI
Tonic Paper DistresserClear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®/Tulip

Solid Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Hip to the Jive/Times Nouveau Collection/Graphic 45
Stamp – Invoke
Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Flowers and rub-on words – Making Memories
Brads – Target

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sketch Inspiration

I know I have said this before but I'm going to say it again today - I love sketches! I love that someone else has thought of a unique way to lay out the papers and embellishments and I can just follow that and it is a "community" thing because of the others who also use the sketch and share their creations! This time I used a sketch from Sketch This and 2 Sketches 4 U.
Sketch 63 - Sketch This. This gave me a great reason to pull out some really YUMMY October Afternoon products.
Because the ledger patterned paper had blue lines in it, I decided to play up that color along with the obvious red in the other print. See my little spritz of my newest find!!! Memories Mists! That just seemed to tie everything together.
2 Sketches 4 U - Laura's sketch #7 and products from my August I Am A Scrapaholic kit.
The chipboard flower has just a simple spray of Glimmer Mist on it and it now matches my papers and what you can't see here is the "glimmer" that is on it.
More sketches cards later this week.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

HELLO card: Materials list:

Patterned papers – Gazebo/Detours/October Afternoon (both sides)
Stamp – October Afternoon
Tonic Paper Distresser
Clearsnap stamp pads
Flower – Prima
Big Brad – Bazzill
Fancy labels – K&Co.

MEMORIES Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned Papers – 7gypsies

Dictionary stamp – Stamper’s Anonymous
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels
Chipboard scallop strip and flower – Inque
Glitter brad – Doodlebug
Tonic Paper Distresser
Rub-on words – Making Memories

Monday, August 25, 2008

May I Have Your Attention????

I have a few sneak peeks - you are going to want to follow the links to see the complete creations!!!

The first two are snippets of some stamped cards. The group at the Pursuit Of CraftYness blog are featuring stamped projects for this week and you WANT to see what is up. My two cards are posted as well as the most wonderful project by Miki. There will be more to come during the week.

This little view represents a project I did that is posted at Tweety Jill's blog. I LOVE to recycle goodies I find at thrift shops.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

Guess what happened 41 years ago today???

Yep - that's us - my husband and me, 41 years ago.
Today is our anniverary!
I pulled out one of my older layouts to help celebrate this day!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The SUNDAY TIMES - 8.24.08 - What does HONORING God look like?

We sang this song in church recently:
Amazing Love how can it be,
that you my King would die for me?
Amazing Love I know it's true,
and it's my joy to HONOR You,
In all I do, to HONOR You.
(Billy James Foote - You Are My King)

I always have to stop right here. If I am singing this as a prayer, if you will, then I find I need to add more to that prayer at this point. I want to HONOR You, God, how am I doing?
How about how I treat the gal who just waited on me or the checker at the store? What about how my kids and husband see me, the expressions on my face, my attitudes? What about the person in line with me where we are both getting anxious about the time it's taking? How about my neighbor? I want that "check" that comes when I am feeling other then "Christ-like". I want others to see something different in me and in my actions and attitudes.

Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh!
Keep me from stupid sins,
from thinking I can take over your work;
Then I can start this day sun-washed,
scrubbed clean of the grime of sin.
These are the words in my mouth;
these are what I chew on and pray.
Accept them when I place them
on the morning altar,
O God, my Altar-Rock,
God, Priest-of-My-Altar.
Psalm 19:11-14 (The Message Bible)
Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)
Photo taken by me at a near by ranch

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I'm at it again! CPS #78 and more

Yes, more creations from sketches! I just love that a sketch gives me a starting point. All I need to do after that is find the products I want to use. Because I loved the Card Positioning Systems sketch so much for this week, I created TWO cards! One of these cards uses some brand new products I picked up recently because I love to use "brand new" things! The second card uses some Scenic Route papers that have been filed away for a little while and this gave me a great reason to pull them out. I even did a layout from a Sketch This sketch.

If you haven't used 2-sided papers, here is a great example of how well they go together. I just loved this damask design on this October Afternoon print and the reverse side has this journal page print. The damask patterns on the front are rub-on designs by Plaid that I found at WalMart.
I mixed in a rub-on phrase by Scenic Route and this wonderful, romantic looking label by K&Co.
This card is a great testiment to how much it pays to use products from one company that coordinate. These papers just "want" to be used together and here is another example of papers that are 2-sided and how much fun it is to get both sides into the creation. The labels are stickers by SR.
I didn't need to cut out the leaves for my accent but I thought this made for a playful little line across the card to match the sketch.
And Sketch This has a wonderful sketch this week that I just had to use. I just might use it again a few times cause it is just so perfect for cards too. If you look at their blog you will see so many examples. Melissa Phillips recently did a little tutorial at Pursuit Of CraftYness blog on getting a "shabby" look on your creations and she talked about brushing the edges of papers with dry paint so I had to try it on my cut squares. This cutie is our newest niece!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

XOXO card
Patterned papers – Garden Chair/Daydream/October Afternoon (both sides)
Stamp pads –Fluid Chalk/Clearsnap
Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint – Plaid
Decorative label – K&Co.
Rub-on words – Scenic Route
Rub-on damask designs – Plaid
Rhinestones – Me & My Big Ideas

Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned papers and matching label stickers – Scenic Route (the leaves are cut from one of the prints)
Rub-on words and design – Making Memories
Rhinestone – Me & My Big Ideas
Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint – Tulip
Machine Sewing
Fluid Chalk stamp pads - Clearsnap

LULU – I ADORE YOU layout - Materials: Cardstock, Patterned papers - Making Memories and October Afternoon, Lace adhesive paper - K&Co., Antique buttons, Machine sewing, Sticker letters - American Crafts, Flourish stamp – TJ Designs, Black ink – Clearsnap, Flower punch – Martha Stewart, Rub-on phrases – Making Memories

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

TJ Designs - yum rubber stamps

Yes, there are a whole lot of stamps companies offering LOTS of super cool designs but I want to tell you about a new one. TJ Designs, offered by Tweety Jill Publications. Now Tweety Jill has been around for quite some time offering great books loaded with ideas for crafting. Not too many months ago they revealed some stamp sets and I can tell you I was very excited when I received some in the mail. WHY? Cause the packaging ROCKS! These stamps are rubber with a cling backing. I always love stamps that are mounted on wood but the newer style of buying them with a cling backing makes for a great storage solution. Rubber with a cling back makes for a great combination. But like I said, they really outdid themselves with the packaging. The images come in some great themes and they come in a plastic case that is a little larger then your usual CD case. The outside of the paper lining is done very well with some examples of using the images but inside they included an idex of what stamps are in the set and I can say that this is just clever. Here's a little peek.
I love anything "Paris" related so I especially love this set. This set also gives you some "travel" and "postcard" related stamps.
This card represents some super simple stamping. I created a background first with some alchohol inks. I dropped them on a matte kind of paper. The most usual way to use alcohol inks is with a glossy paper because the inks "move" around a little better but I love the effect with a matte paper too, just a little different. It does make a great way to have a surface now ready for stamping on. After preparing that piece, my card was finished with a very simple white card with some extra stamping.
This card is created around a little library pocket and some amazing Pink Paislee papers. I stamped in a collage style on the library pocket making for a fun little scene.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

Materials: Solid cardstock
Alcohol Inks/Ranger
Rubber stamps – TJ Designs
Ancient Page stamp pad – Clearsnap

Materials: Solid cardstock
Patterned paper – Bird’s Nest, Green Lace/Spring Fling/Pink Paislee
Library Pocket – 7gypsies
Rubber Cling stamps – Song Birds set/TJ Designs
Black Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk stamp pad – Clearsnap
Spray Walnut Ink – Eucalyptus/Tsukineko

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sketches at Hero Arts blog

I love to follow Hero Arts blog - the ideas just keep coming and coming and they offer some really fun challenges along the way. This last week they had a new sketch for almost everyday. I did the one for Monday, partly because I love challenges and sketches and partly because it gave me a reason to pull out some Hero Arts stamps! The calendar stamp is Hero Arts. It probably actually should go the other way but I turned it on it's side so that it fit the sketch better.
And what can I say about the completely yummy papers that I used!!?? The pinks and greens are just outstanding and I cut out part of one of the patterns on the one paper for my flourish design which is accented with some Glitter paint.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

Materials list: Cardstock
Patterned papers – Daydream Patio Umbrella/October Afternoon and Zinnia/Autumn Leaves
Calendar stamp – Hero Arts
Corner rounder punch – Papershapers/EK Success
Fluid Chalk stamp pads
Glitter Fabric Dimensional paint – Tulip
Scallop punch – Martha Stewart

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The SUNDAY TIMES ----- 8.17.08 ----- God's handiwork

We had a lightning storm this week! For some of you that is not so unusual but it was for us and so it was talked about, reported about and an amazing site to see. I get amazed at so many beautiful and amazing things that God gives us in our day, and this one was no excepti0n.

Psalms 19:1-2
God's glory is on tour in the skies,
God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.
Madame Day holds classes every morning,
Professor Night lectures each evening.
3-4 Their words aren't heard,
their voices aren't recorded,
But their silence fills the earth:
unspoken truth is spoken everywhere.
(The Message Bible)
Be sure to be looking around you for this evidence!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)
Photo shown on the Star Free Press web site

Thursday, August 14, 2008

CPS sketch #77 and more

This weeks sketch for the Card Postitioning Systems blog was sponsored by Inque Boutique stamps. Not only is it a ton of fun to create cards by following with a sketch but it is really fun to work with a particular sponsor to feature their products. I just love this 2-part little tree. I stamped each piece using the color ink I wanted. I cut each image out and each one was coated with the Aleene's Paper Glaze. The Glaze just gives a great shine and some added dimension.
Since I like sketches and since I found 2 Sketches 4 You, I wanted to use another one of their sketches. This is Laura's sketch #6. Since I recently found this yummy Scenic Route paper in a store, I thought it would be a good choice. I just think these colors are so "happy"! I took this close-up so you could see the dimension that I added to this card. I cut out a flower from one of the prints and I also cut out a couple extra pieces. On the piece of patterned paper, there are several slightly different flowers, so I had to find two that were alike for this. The two extra pieces were added to the original flower with foam tape.
More good news! I was tagged by my good friend Anabelle. Now, Anabelle is one of my more favorite people in the world and I wasn't all that sure that being "tagged" by a friend was a good thing but then I discovered the benefits of this is it just leads to more blog surfing which I do tons of already!!! She said I need to list 6 random facts about myself. I don't like to talk about myself so this doesn't come easy to me but here goes.
  • 1. I do not like pink! Not on anything, at anytime. I think it's because as a child, when my sister and I received gifts, hers were blue and mine were always pink!
  • 2. I cannot eat anything that has green peppers in it. I don't even have to see the green peppers to know that I won't be eating it. I can smell them! Pretty much the same goes for Brussel Sprouts.
  • 3. I do not like coffee! I have never liked coffee! BUT - you will find me in a Starbucks several days a week! Go figure! I discovered their Frappucinos and I am hooked. My favorite right now is the Mint Mocha Chip Frappucino.
  • 4. For years I didn't have a favorite color - I would just say that many colors were my favorites. Suddenly, about 2 years ago, I decided that I really liked RED and now you will find my picking RED for everything! I will even buy something new that I already have just to get it in RED, like when Fiskars came out with new RED tools!
  • 5. I do not like "loose" glitter! I love Stickles and Tulips and Plaids glitter kind of glues but do not ask me to use "loose" glitter! I have worn it way too many times to the grocery store!
  • 6. I have always liked to color so I realized that that is probably why I like stamping so much - the adult excuse to color.

Here are the people I am going to tag:





Take a minute to go take a peek at their blogs cause you will see some fun stuff.

(For those tagged) If you do decide to play along, here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is posted on your blog.

Thanks for visiting my blog, Linda (aka lbpost)

Stamps – Courtesy of Inque stamps
Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye
Stamp pads –Fluid Chalk/ClearsnapClear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®/Tulip
Corner rounder punch – Papershapers/EK Success

Materials list:
Patterned papers – Providence/Scenic Route Paper
Scallop punch – Martha Stewart
Rub-on phrase – LUXE
Epoxy letters – David Walker
Swirl stamp - Memory Box
Rhinestone – Me & My Big Ideas

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


So, first of all, let me tell you I am a fan of KIT CLUBS!!! I am on the DT for I AM A SCRAPAHOLIC's Kit Club , I know that there are many other kits out there and they are just plain fun! WHY? Because someone else has gone to the trouble of finding new and exciting products that all work together. Do you know how many scrapbook stores I could go to to put this mix of products together? I have found most Kit Club owners want to find fun and unique items that make their kit stand out and Lynn is no exception. If you have never subscribed to one, try it for a three month subscription. FUN STUFF!!!

This particular card is a little more 3-D then I would normally put together but it just happened that way!!I cut out a flourish design from one of the 7 gypsies prints. I inked the cut edges with the Fluid Chalk stamp pads. I then added glitter with the Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint and that caused the edges to curl a little bit - I loved that look. I took just a section of one of the die cut pieces of the chipboard. I stamped it quickly with the dictionary print stamp and then just sprayed it with the Lime Glimmer Mist. Easy, fast and yet stunning!!!
The butterfly was another piece that was fast and easy. I applied the butterfly mask to the Core'dinations cardstock. If you aren't familiar with a mask like this, it is meant to "cling" to your paper and not stick as in with adhesive. This way, you do whatever kind of coloring you want and then you simply remove the mask and you have a resulting shape. I just brushed or rubbed a brown, Fluid Chalk stamp pad over the mask. This put color around the edges and in the holes. When the mask was removed I had a butterfly shape. I cut around that shape leaving a border of the brown ink and then I took a fine tip pen to give added accent to the shape. I filled in some of the areas with Stickles in a Cinnamon color - a product that was part of a recent kit.
Thanks again for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

From the August IAAS kit - Materials list:Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned papers – 7 gyspies
Die Cut Chipboard – Inque
Key Lime Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Dictionary stamp – Stampers Anonymous
Butterfly mask – Heidi Swapp
Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
BLISS ticket – Tim Holtz
Tulip Glitter Fabric Dimensional paintStickles - Ranger

Monday, August 11, 2008

THEN - NOW layout

The little photo on this layout was always my favorite school photo of our youngest daughter and when I got this great photo of her a year or so ago, I knew I wanted to use it for the comparison and then this song came to mind because I really don't have any idea where the time has gone and I know that I don't feel that much older!!!
I cut the flowers and designs from a patterned paper by We R Memory Keepers and then I used some Plaid Metallic Fabric Dimensional paint to add LOTS of accents. I love using these paints in either the glitter, the plain or the metallic for accents to cards and layouts. They come in containers with writing tips on them so you can control the amount you get and I just love what they add.
My title comes from the song and then I added in my journaling - all from the computer. I love to use the computer for journaling because I can choose the font and I can control the size of the box, etc. Two other things to notice - the machine sewing and the inking! These are my current "go to" techniques. Seems that I can't say something is finished until I have added these!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)
Solid Cardstock

Patterned Paper – Explore-Journey/White Out/We R Memory Keepers (design is cut from this)
Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Rub-on letters – Making Memories
Orange rhinestones – Me & My Big Ideas
Paper Lace – Doodlebug
Metallic Folk Art Dimensional Fabric Paint – Plaid

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The SUNDAY TIMES - 8.10.08 - His Love

John 3:16 (NKJ) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

I think most people have at least heard of this verse. There are a whole lot of people who know it or parts of it. If you went to Sunday School as a child, you probably memorized it. Yet, this one sentence is the most profound and meaningful grouping of words in history. This most significant example of LOVE was meant for us! I don't want to ever take it for granted.

(I took the photo at Crater Lake)
Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Eyelets and more Eyelets!

Admit it! If you have been a scrapper or cardmaker for very long, you DO have a stash of eyelets! Why, because there was the time we used eyelets on about everything so we had to have them in every color and a few sizes!
At the Pursuit of CraftYness blog, the group did a challenge where we created something with the thought of "Something Old..." as our incentive. I sat for a minute and thought about a supply that I had lots of but didn't really use anymore and of course my eyelet "COLLECTION" came to mind. (Notice I called it a "COLLECTION"! Sounds far more important and maybe that also gives it a position of prominence in my drawers) I hand cut the tree top and the trunk and filled in the tree top with eyelets. Can I say this was FUN!!! I just might have to come up with another project that uses lots of eyelets.

My little flowers are eyelets too! To keep with the "Something old..." thought, I pulled out some KI Memories papers that I had always liked.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

CPS sketch #76 and more

First off - be sure to hop on over to The Pursuit Of CraftYness blog for the last projects in the "Something Old" feature. My card uses up a bunch of my eyelets that have been sitting here way too long!!!

Since I love working with sketches, I wanted to share a couple with you today. This one uses one of my newest purchases - these way-too-cute Paper Bag Studios stamps.
This first one is my Card Positioning Systems card for this week but I also wanted to be able to share a close up. The paper I stamped on started out just plain cream colored. After stamping my two main images and embossing them with black embossing powder, I added color with Fluid Chalk stamp pads and a couple kinds of spray color. I embossed the images with black because when I went to rub them with the stamp pads, I could rub that color off of the black images and they would show up a little stronger.
This second card uses the 2 Sketch 4 U sketch #6 and another of my newest purchases - some amazing October Afternoon papers!!!
The edges of the striped piece of paper were distressed with the Tonic Paper Distresser, just a nice way to help that piece stand out a little big more against the other pattern. I cut the flowers from the reverse side of one of the prints and the flowers were covered with the Paper Glaze which just adds a nice bit of emphasis.

COMFORT card - Materials:
Cardstock- Prism
Patterned papers – Love Letters/Fancy Pants
Stamps – Paper Bag Studios and Memory Box
Stamp pads – Ancient page and Fluid Chalk/Clearsnap
Embossing powder – Top Boss/Clearsnap
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Letter stickers – Sticko
Machine Sewing

PARTY QUEEN card - Materials:
Solid Cardstock
Patterned paper – Patio Umbrella, Garden Chair and Rain Boots/Daydream Collection/October Afternoon
Rub-on greeting - LUXE
Scallop label – Jenni Bowlin
Glitter brads – Doodlebug
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®/Tulip
Scallop Scissors
Machine Sewing
Tonic Paper Distresser

Thanks for visiting today, Linda (aka lbpost)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hint for the day!!!

I'm going to share a (hint)!

This (hint) comes to you from experience!!!

When you want to do some machine sewing on a card, be sure to OPEN the card so that you don't sew it shut!!! Have you been there? You can tell that I have, that's why I'm sharing the (hint)!!! The recipient of your card will not be very impressed with the fact that the card doesn't really open. And, of course, as much as I try to remind myself of this really good advice, I'm still know to do it, just like I did a couple days ago.

Fun stuff:
We went to our county fair Monday night to hear the Beach Boys! SOOOOOO much fun. LOVE that so many different age groups love these guys and their songs.
I'll share a new creation tomorrow so stay tuned!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Some Flower Yum!

YUM & YUMMINESS and variations thereof must be my new "go to" words!

Anyway, the cards I'm going to share with you today were created using Kitchen Sink Stamps and HELLO!, just the name of the company alone makes you want to use these things! They were the sponsors for Card Positioning Systems blog when we did Sketch #73 and can I tell you, I quickly feel in love with them. The set I picked to work with includes some Hibiscus flowers and some words or phrases. The deal on these stamps is that they are 3-step. You are going to stamp what looks like one flower but with three different layers. WOWIE, does that ever make the flower come to life. (their images don't just include flowers with this same process) The hardest part is to figure out what stamp pads you have that will work for the three shades, one needing to be very light, the last needing to be rather strong. I just played for awhile to find out what pads were going to work well. I actually ended up using stamp pads from different companies and with different kinds of inks but they still worked together. Another interesting note is that after you have finished stamping and you image sits for awhile, the colors seem to melt together.

For this card, I stamped the flower and the two sizes of leaves and then I created a mask of the flower so that it would be covered and I stamped the words over that. A mask in this case, makes the flower then look like it is sitting on top of the words when in reality I stamped that first.
For this card, I found these amazing papers just sitting on my desk as scraps from other projects and they were just the perfect colors for bringing out the single stamped flower. The card base is a printed vellum. It has a second white cardstock card inside of that for added sturdiness.

On this card, I stamped my flower and leaf and then cut them out. My background is created with random stampings of the smaller flower in the set and then my cut out pieces were added with foam tape. I love the dimension that is added when some pieces are placed on the card with the foam tape.

Thank You for Visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

DEAR FRIEND card - Materials:
Rubber stamps courtesy of KITCHEN SINK STAMPS
3 step Hibiscus set
Stamp pads – Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk/Clearsnap
Cuttlebug embossing plate – Provo Craft

HIBISCUS FLOWER card - Materials:
Solid Cardstock
Patterned paper – Scriptease Screen Prints/Hambly Studios and Scenic Route
Three step flower stamp – Kitchen Sink stamps
Stamp pads – Ancient Page/Clearsnap
Rhinestones – Mark Richards

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Take a Quick Moment!!!

To get a peek at some new YUMMINESS at The Pursuit Of CraftYness!!! The theme for the whole week is Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. I know you have old supplies that you want to be inspired to pull out.

By the way, YUMMINESS as defined in the Urban Dictionary!!!

so yummy
This is pure yumminess!
More goodies here tomorrow! Linda (aka lbpost)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The SUNDAY TIMES - 8.3.08 - God's Faithfulness

"Every cloud is a flag to your faithfulness"
Do you ever find a phrase that you find to be just plain picturesque? When I read this verse in Psalms, I just had to stop. I could see that and it just made me happy. We don't get a whole lot of clouds around here but when we travel in Oregon, the sky can be filled with big, white fluffy clouds and I am always amazed at the beauty of that. I have to stop and look and try to take pictures. That is exactly what I saw when I read this, God covering the sky with markers of His faithfulness!
This is the entire portion from Psalms 57 from the Message Bible:
9-10 I'm thanking you, God, out loud in the streets,
singing your praises in town and country.
The deeper your love, the higher it goes;
every cloud is a flag to your faithfulness.
11 Soar high in the skies, O God!
Cover the whole earth with your glory!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)