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~ Hammin’ It Up! ~

It is a GREAT Sunday!!

I have so much to share with you today… let’s get started.

I knew it would be a great day as soon as I opened my eyes this morning.   First off, I slept!   I slept hard, too… none of this sleep/wake/sleep stuff that I normally do.   I dare say I even dreamed!

I, as I usually do, logged onto SCS after getting my coffee to check the challenge.   Once again, Beth brings us an awesome gallery to peruse and play in…. this week is stamp_momma (Lori Craig).    You can view her gallery here.

I looked her gallery over several times before settling on this card to case.     I love the layout and she did an awesome job with all her stitching and whatnot.   Unfortunately, I do not stitch! LOL    I own a sewing machine, but don’t know how to use it…. anyone want to come teach me? Pretty please!

Anywho… here is my card:


I changed:

1) The color

2) The stamps

3) omitted brads

4) Added MS embossing border punch

5) slight alteration of layout

6) added sentiment as a tag

I decided to make my own designer paper as I did not have any that would go with my image/colors.   For the polka dot bg, all I did was use pencil erasers and ink (pretty in pink and basic black).   For the striped paper, I used a ruler, copic marker and black sharpie.

Here are my deets:

Stamps:  Hambo Stamps – Pigcasso Pig and sentiment

Colors: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black and GP White

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, copics, black sharpie

Accessories: ribbons, dimensionals, ruler, MS embossing border punch, ruler, oval punch, circle punch, white gel pen for accents


~ My Spiritual Corner ~

What better day  than a Sunday to have a installation of “My Spiritual Corner”? 🙂    I have to tell you all about our new church.   I am soooooo excited to be a part of a large and growing congregation with awesome people and an attitude of JESUS.   Here is a link to our church site:      ~Redeemer Lutheran Church~

It has been too long since we have felt like we ‘belonged’ to a church.   After leaving our church home in Orchard Park, New York, we have floundered around here and there, but never felt at home.    Redeemer has a wonderfully talented praise team and Don (DH) is excited to get started with them.   They are just now starting a Saturday service and we (as a family) would love to help grow that vision.    Can you tell I am on a spiritual high?!   Weeeeee!!  God is good!!

Ok, I will leave you with that bit of news and move on… heehee…

Verse of the day :

Proverbs 2:   1-5

1 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding,

3 and if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,

4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,

5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God.


I have more exciting news to share in the upcoming days…. unfortunately, I have to wait for the *powers that be*…

Hope you will stay tuned! 🙂



2 Responses to “~ Hammin’ It Up! ~”

  1. on 18 Jan 2009 at 15:04marisa (whiterockmama)

    Great card, Holly. Always love how you create your own DP! Do you have a new pencil eraser for each colour ?!

    Glad you slept, too. Life is always better when you have sleep!

    SO glad you found a wonderful church! It makes ALL the difference in the world!! I’m thrilled you get to plug in already and I’m sure they are glad to have you too. May God richly bless you as you attend and use you as you serve Him there.

    Love the verses too. Proverbs has SO much wisdom in it. Going to get back into reading a Proverb a day each month for this year as it is such wonderful, wisdom increasing reading. Thanks for sharing with us today.

    Have a blessed day, and I hope you can share your news sooner than later – it’s killing me to find out!!! Can you give us a hint??!! Could it be a DT position? Can’t wait to hear.

    Blessings and hugs.

    PS: How is Marci. She has crossed my mind a lot lately and my heart goes out her her as she battles on. Please give her a hug for me.

  2. on 18 Jan 2009 at 21:33Kathy (Wattle)

    What a fabulous card!!!! It brought a huge grin to my face!!

    Wonderful news about your new church, it sounds like you have truly found a new home!

    How is Marci?

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