Monday, February 18, 2013

Hi Y’all, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’ve been very buys with life and going to school. I was blessed last week to receive a visit from my daughter and her family, who live in Nashville. Four of my grandkids were her for a visit. All my grandbabies know that a visit with grammy means arts and crafts. This time I was catching up with some of my Drawing 1 homework while they were doing homework at my kitchen table. As soon as they finished with school work they looked to see what I was doing and they all wanted to join in the fun. My two granddaughters have always been in art, but I was surprised to see my 8 year old taking such an interest this time. My newest grandson, Josiah age 7, who was adopted from Ethiopia last August even wanted to get in on the art activity. Drawing and coloring is not an activity that most African orphans get to take part in and his fine motor skills are very undeveloped, so he lost interest quickly and went to sit with his papaw and watch a ballgame.

Cassidy, my second granddaughter, has always been my little artist and receives art supplies and projects for birthdays and Christmas each year. Her big sister, Savannah, now a teen, usually gets some arts/crafts stuff and music or clothes. Jamison’s gift of choice has always been Lego’s for the past few years. I think I will have to send him some art supplies now that he is expressing an interest. I’m posting photo’s of the pictures he drew of me and his papaw, please note his eye for detail in the drawing of me, he drew me drawing (I have a pencil in my hand).

My daughter is working with Josiah to improve his fine motor skills and I plan to do some drawing lessons with him in the future. I thought all kids could draw but I could see vast differences between the two boys. I think that is why it’s so important to work with preschoolers to develop their skills ande husband I have, add a few dreadlocks and he would look exactly like Jonny Depp’s character Capt. Jack Sparrow LOL!

Joe aka. Capt. Jack Sparrow

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Cards

The cards below are some I made for Mother's Day, my favorite ones are the
purse shaped cards at the bottom.  I used several Stampin' Up sets as well
as several odds and ends single stamps I have in my stash.  All cards were
made with left over and scrap papers.

Stamp each day with God's love,

In The Wild

Here are several sets of cards I made using one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets called
"In The Wild", which retired a few years ago.  I also used Provo's "Safari Kids Stack"
and SU scrap papers and ribbons from my stash.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Christian Paper Crafts Blog Hop

The following 3 post are for the CPC May Masculine & Father's Day Blog Hop.  Be sure to check out all three!

Stamp each day with God's love,

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Winds of Grace

Hi Y'all,
I can't believe it been almost a year since my last post! Where has the time gone? I went back to school last fall and must have kept my head in the books, but it did pay off. I have a 4.0 average. YEA!! I have about 2 more weeks off before the summer semester begins. This past week I have been stamping up a storm. Below are some of the masculine and Father's Day cards I've been working on this week.
The 3 sets posted today are: Winds of Grace, On the Fly, and Thinking of Father. All theses stamps are retired Stampin' Up sets. I used both new and retired inks and papers along with odds and ends from my stampin' stash. I found an unopened package of Kraft cards and envelopes and used them for all the sets. I used Soft Suede ink and watercolor pencils along with Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla card stock. When other colors are used, I will list the colors under the card. Enjoy and remember...
Stamp each day with God's love,

The paper is Cool Caribbean

On the Fly

This is one of my favorite sets. I have fond memories of going fly fishing with my father. On his days off, he would go up into the mountains and fish. Sometimes he would let me tag along, he knew that he would bring home less fish on those days because I would get bored with fishing and start playing and splashing in the water. My dad was a very kind, loving and patient father, I miss him especially at this time of the year.
I used Kraft cards and envelopes for this set. Soft Suede ink is used on all the cards and the stamp set is On the Fly by Stampin' Up.

Thinking of Father

This is a retired stamp set from Stampin' Up called Thinking of Father. This set is also stamped on Kraft cards and envolopes. I used the Soft Suede ink, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip card stock, and a yellow watercolor pencil.

The card above has Soft Suede ribbon and some scrap printed paper from my stash.

More scrap patterned paper and ribbon. I distressed the card with Soft Suede ink.

Scrap paper and twine.

This card is one of my favorites. I loved the soft color of the Baja Breeze paper added to this card. The ribbon is the old Stampin' Up Moss Gingham.

Old Olive paper was added to this card.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the retired set again.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Last Liberia Journal Entry

I've been away from my computer for a few days and I just finished the last post from my Liberia trip journal. I hope you have enjoyed reading about my trip. I've decided to try to keep up two blogs. This one will be go back to being my "stampin' only" blog. My new blog will be called "My Master's Pieces" and it will be a sampling of lessons I've learned from God and will also showcase some of my other creative pursuits. The URL is I hope you will subscribe to it as well as to this one.

Stamp each day with God's love,