Encourage Some Friends

Sometimes, you need to take the gifts God has given you and encourage someone.  I made two cards today for some friends that just need a bit of encouragement.  I’m hoping these do the trick.

This first one is on a St Patrick Day’s theme as it is all in greens.

3-11-13 St Pattys Day Window



  • Primitive Blessings (Gina K)
  • Signs of Autumn (Gina K)
  • Cottage Ivy ink (Memento)
  • Remake Grass Greens paper pad (K&Company)

This next one is a bookmark card.  I’ve never actually used my perforation blade, so I finally got to use that.  This is for a couple that I want to encourage.

3-12-3 Bookmark 1


3-12-13 Bookmark 2



  • Hot & Spicy (MFP)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Woodless Colour Pencils (Koh-i-Noor)
  • Red Glaze pen (Sakura)

Take the time to use the gifts God has given you, no matter what they might be, and encourage someone else.  It not only makes them feel better, you feel better, too.

For more ideas on these types of cards, check out the MFP SpeedyTV links and see what other did.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!


Hot Valentine

I wanted this stamp set the first time I saw it.  It is the Hot & Spicy 2012 set from MFP a Heinrich Collection.  So, I finally broke down and purchased it.  This is a Valentine for my husband.  He loves spicy food, so he’ll get a kick out of this one.

1-13-13 Sketch


This is being entered in the Sketch With a Twist Challenge at MFP SpeedyTV this week.  The twist was to use bakers twine, so I used that at the top of my bunch of chilies.  The most difficult part of this was tying the ribbon and all the twine together.  I used a green Glaze pen (Sakura) and a red Stardust pen (Sakura) to add some depth to the image.  All of these images, plus a few more come in the stamp set.  Like I said I love this one.  Well, I’m a Phoenician, which explains the love of chilies.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!