Sunday, March 31, 2013


CASology:Week 37:HOPE

other: Mara Mi Roobee Gift tags
stamp:Flourishes He is Risen
ink:Papertrey Ink True Black
paper:Georgia Pacific white,Bazzill green and purple

Friday, March 29, 2013


~May you have a beautiful Good Friday~

stamp:Our Daily Bread Designs Weave Background,Flourishes He is Risen verse,Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie stamps and Rosie Posie Step 2
dies: Lori Whitlock 4 Life Cards (Silhouette Cameo),Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie
paper:Authentique Renew,Recollections Kraft,Georgia Pacific white
ink:WPlus9 white,Memento ink Dandelion,Papertrey Ink New Leaf,Hero Arts Field Green,Tim Holtz peeled paint
other:Crop-a-Dile corner chomper

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Viewmaster Schedule

I've had this viewmaster design sitting on my desk for over a month.

It fits these teeny tiny BoBunny stamps~I love all the fun images in the Remind Me set!

OH, how to choose ???

Just like the days fill up quickly with all the "small things" did these squares! 

I didn't get to include them all~

Here is one more for the

stamps:BoBunny Remind Me Clearly Calendar stamp set
ink:WPlus9 White
die: Lori Whitlock 2pc Viewmaster and doily heart (Silhouette Cameo)
other: Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Die-Cut Accessory Sheet,Martha Stewart Border punch
 paper:Bazzill,Georgia Pacific white


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Here Comes the BOOM!

I'm from the boombox era~

big hair, big earrings, big radio,big shoulders....


This is for my HIP HOP girlie who is pretty mellow...but turn on the music and 

sHe GoEs


I love to see that side of her GO~

I used the pink and black bold blocks of color at


inspired me to use the fun speech bubble and sentiment.

I am also submitting this to 

*Warning:Silhouette Cameo lingo coming up....don't worry about it if you don't have a Cameo*

I used the free boombox that came with my Cameo and I filled it with color~
same with the speech bubble (which is actually a camera flash image). 

I selected to only cut the outline (after offsetting the outline) and utilized the registration marks to make everything "print and cut".

~Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

DREAM sticker pocket

Simple card, simple post today~


I love this sketch at


the "no stamp" theme at

CAS-ual Fridays CFC95.

This is the perfect opportunity to use up those stickers!!!

I pray you have a blessed day today~

Monday, March 25, 2013

Three Peacocks and Sequins

My oldest girlie gave me this beautiful peacock stamp which I stamped three times.

Since I still have those sequins out...I added them to the tails~

Look at the lovely colors at 

Yes, welcome spring indeed!


stamp: Inkadinkaclings Paper Cut Peacock,Hero Arts Fancy Basics
ink: Ranger Tim Holtz (Pine Needles,Dusty Concord,Peeled Paint),Memento Ink Elderberry
die: Spellbinders Label 25
paper: Georgia Pacific white,BoBunny Ambrosia DP

March 2013 Papertrey Blog Hop

I left a trail of sequins in my car and through the house, because of the bursting bag of sequins (or spangles) I recently purchased.

I used a whole bunch here for the

I used the die cut from this card for the

CASE Study Challenge #133
by Julie Ebersole.
I created a different landscape for the bicycle, by using the leftover piece from Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Beads Die.
Just like the sentiment, it's truly cloudy here, in fact, it's been snowing all day!

One day we will have color in our landscape....LOL, ONE DAY!!!

But for now...I'll just scatter colorful sequins everywhere I go....
stamp: Papertrey Ink Hello Sunshine
die: Papertrey Ink Beautiful Beads,Jamie Girl on Bicycle (Silhouette Cameo)
 ink: WPlus9 white ink
paper: Bazzill,Recollections kraft,Prima Bohemian Bamboo
other: Kid's Jewelry "spangles",Xyron adhesive,Tombow glue

Sunday, March 24, 2013


I have inky fingers from

hosted by Heather.

That's ok, I had fun creating this card!

I pulled out my Tim Holtz Pine Needles,Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint and sponged away.

 I sprinkled a bit of water on the inked panel for

I love the splotchy effect it gives!

The mod tree was created from the trunk of Teach & Inspire and three filled in circles from Hello Sunshine.

The crease up top is literally that...a crease I meant to cut off, but after inking up, I felt it lent character to the panel, you know?

Thanks for stopping by~your visits encourage me!

stamps: Papertrey Ink (Teach & Inspire,Hello Sunshine,Year of Flowers:Roses)
ink: Memento ink Morocco and Lilac Posies,Ranger Tim Holtz (Peeled Paint,Mustard Seed,Pine Needles)
paper: Georgia Pacific white

Elegant Emerald

 I focus on creating a "card" rather than a "canvas" when dealing with sympathy cards.

 I pray for wisdom while creating them~because it's the most vulnerable time for the recipient.

The beautiful inspiration from Moxie Fab's

inspired me to make a card which I hope won't be needed.

You know how that goes~

stamp: Papertrey Ink Communique Sentiments Mini Stamp Set
ink: Papertrey Ink True Black,Ranger Tim Holtz Pine Needle and Walnut Stain distress ink
sticker: Glitz Vintage Blue Glitzers
die:Spellbinders Label 25
paper: Georgia Pacific white cardbase,Authentique Renew

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A DARE and My Card

Yes, you are at Marlenaisfaithfullycrafting.

This IS my card.

I gave in to a dare~

the Verve March Diva Dare was too fun to pass up...
CASEing Laurie and Maureen.

Laurie with her fun layering and elements and Maureen with her touches of bling and lovely tabs and such...I tried my best to stretch beyond my Marlena-ness.

I added a weird black knot in the lower left hand corner~just to say "it's me folks"~

 I highly doubt this would be mistaken for either of their incredible creations.


I used the cool colors at

Aren't those ribbon layers so pretty?!

 ~Hope you have a great day~

stamps: Verve Birthday To You,Waltzingmouse Paris Nouveau label
ink: Memento Ink Elderberry
dies: Verve Pennant Trim die,Lori Whitlock 8 Tabs (Silhouette Cameo),Spellbinders Label 25
sticker:Teresa Collins Tell Your Story
other: sewing machine Pink Paislee (Daily Junque Ephemera Pack)
paper: Authentique (Journey,Genuine,Renew),Georgia Pacific white
other:Crop-A-Dile corner chomper,Kaisercraft rhinestones

Friday, March 22, 2013

I Choose Happy

When my girlies were mom always had an arsenal of bubbles handy when we visited.

You can't blow bubbles and stay mad or serious.

You just can't.

Not a single stamp was inked for this creation.


searching for "speech bubbles" in the Silhouette Cameo library.

pulled up the sweet silhouette of the girl blowing bubbles.
Hmmmm, I thought, why not?
I found a "I choose happy" sticker "bubble". ;)

Once, I "laid aside rules", while their daddy was deployed...and let them...

wait for it...


I know, right?


I just felt FUN that day.

It WAS fun.

Granted, there were splotches of soapy magic on the furniture...but I tell you what...

we needed happy that day.

I chose happy.

die: Jamie Girl Blowing Bubble (Silhouette Cameo)
paper: Prima Bohemian Bamboo,Georgia Pacific white
sticker: Melody Ross Soul Food Collection


We have a sweet woman in our church who is celebrating her 90th BIRTHDAY


I call that a trooper! ;)

I created her card with the stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs~Happy Birthday.

ODBD's challenge this month is 

ODBDSLC147:Spring Has Sprung.

See those flowers? I recently bought some Prima paper from Eclectic Paperie and those were generously tucked into my package.

What a blessing!

I hope you are having a great day so far (it might be the first of many, many, many like this woman)~


stamps: ODBD Happy Birthday
dies: Silhouette Fence (Silhouette Cameo),Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings Butterfly,Spellbinders Label 25
other:Prima flowers
paper: BoBunny Country Garden,Teresa Collins Tell Your Story,Georgia Pacific white, My Mind's Eye Six By Six Everyday Flair,Bazzill
ink:Memento Ink Elderberry

Head in the Clouds Happy Day

I call this my "Head in the Clouds Happy Day" card.

If you are blessed to have a day like that~

~I say ROLL WITH IT AND ENJOY while you can.


I was inspired by the card's sunshine feel,bicycle and clouds featured at
CASE Study Challenge #133

by Julie Ebersole.

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #212
Bring on Spring (the butterfly speaks spring to me!)

Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World
I played within the negative field~I believe what's going on INSIDE is more important,many times, than the outside.

I've lived similar situations and many times the joy I had in one just doesn't translate the second/third time around.

When I pray for's heart stuff God works on.

Our landscape in my corner of the world is filled with snow today...but that's ok~
'cause there's a big sun in my heart. ;)

I'm thankful for days like that!

stamps: Flourishes Tiny Flowers and Tags,Heidi Swapp Memory File Clear Stamps,Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar Summer Fillers (squiggly line)
ink: Staz On Pumpkin,Memento Peanut Brittle,Ranger Tim Holtz Pine Needles,Hero Arts Soft Olive
dies: Sizzix Kites (clouds),Jamie Girl on Bicycle (Silhouette Cameo),Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings Butterfly,My Favorite Things Die-namics sentiment strips
other: Fiskar's crimper
paper:Authentique (Genuine,Renew and Blissful),K&Company Nature Pad,Teresa Collins Tell Your Story

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


I was excited to see the rainbow ladies in the Silhouette Cameo Store...

they make me smile! ;)

I ungrouped them and offset the cut line to get the white shadow.

They are paired with the Hero Arts Sentiment from Glow Girl~I think they make great friends!

Check out the fantastic photo at the

I have a fabulous friend who this is going to...she's glamorous and lights up the room!

Some people are just blessed to be that way~others (like me) CREATE colorfully instead~I'm ok with that. ;)

It's a fun hobby and a blessing~

Have a great day friends~

stamp: Glow Girl (Hero Arts)
dies: Glitz Design Rainbow Silhouette Ladies (Silhouette Cameo),Alaa' Studio Nesting Flower 4 (Silhouette Cameo)
paper: Bazzill,Georgia Pacific white

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mixed Media-ish

I love the freestyle look of mixed media and journaling...but I'm not ready to bring out the paints and get messy.

I can still get the look by grunging with a background like the mesh from Market Street stamps.

I laid down misc paper scraps and stamped over them.

I did the same technique here, but with border stamps.

You still get a "template" look, but without the template and paints.

I criss-crossed with pink and purple backgrounds for the color challenge at

Create Cards Blog Challenge:March 2013.

CASE Study Challenge #132
Julie Ebersole

Her beautiful card reminded me of how much I love SPLATTERS!

Dabbing from Copic and Memento pens can look like splattered paint.

I was determined to participate~if only to have a great reason to splatter~or rather, DAB! ;)
I also used the negative image for 

Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
Have a great day~thanks for stopping by to see me friends!
stamps: Market Street Stamps Mesh and Great Big Greetings
 ink:Memento Ink (Lilac Posies),Versamark,Ranger Tim Holtz Dusty Concord
die:My Favorite Things Die-Namics Solid Skyline
cardstock:Papertrey Ink soft stone,Bazzill
other:Copic and Memento inks,Whispers embossing powder

Sunday, March 17, 2013

What God Has Prepared

I love this has rung true in my life over and over and over....

He is faithful and merciful!

Paper Crafts March Gallery Challenge

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #71

Word Art of 1Corinthians 2:9 is free at this lovely challenge!!!

stamp: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Series 3,Mama Elephant Trifecta
ink: Papertrey Ink New Leaf and Hawaiian Shores
die:Sweet n' Sassy New Beginnings,Thank You tag (Silhouette Cameo) sentiment panel
paper: Georgia Pacific white cardstock,American Crafts Sketchbook

Pick an Adjective or Three

I am learning to appreciate well-designed sentiments...especially since I'm not crazy about my own handwriting.

There won't be a stamp set in this lifetime that mimics my penmanship.

OH, well, that's what stamps are for, right?

I was so excited to bring this Technique Tuesday sentiment set home the other day.

There are a TON OF HAPPY, encouraging adjectives to choose from.

I obviously couldn't pick just one. ;)

inspired me to use this beat up chipboard flower that I inked up with soft cantaloupe.

Also, there's a splash going on at

I love their splash challenges!

Thanks for stopping in~it's always wonderful to have the company. ;)

stamps: Technique Tuesday Incredible by Ali Edwards
die: Megan Hardy Lady With Ribbon Silhouette (Silhouette Cameo)
other: chipboard flower
 ink: Hero Arts cube (soft cantaloupe)

For All You Do

I have tons of thank you cards to make~so here is one to start off with.

I was inspired by the red,blues and tan in WPlus9's

The blue panel drew me to the scallop pattern at the Silhouette store.

Have a blessed day today~

stamps: WPlus9 Banner Love and Written on Ribbon
die: Sophie Gallo Scallop Pattern (Silhouette Cameo)
ink: Hero Arts cubes (Wet Cement,Pale Tomato),Ranger Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin
paper: Georgia Pacific white,Recollections kraft
other: Papertrey Ink Herringbone Impression Plate

Friday, March 15, 2013


I have a quick post how time flies!

I have a pack of vellum sentiments that I have had for YEARS~I'm glad I could use one on this card.

Have a blessed day~

stamp: Flourishes He Is Risen
paper: My Mind's Eye Everyday Flair and Breeze,Georgia Pacific white
ink: Hero Arts Pool,Tim Holtz Broken China
other: Vellum sentiment,Spellbinders scalloped circle and classic circles,deckle scissors

Thursday, March 14, 2013

~Washi Glow~

Want motivation to use that washi tape?

Take a look at the

I love this funky tape my girlie got me~it has tons of patterns and colors to add to a simple card.

~Go on and glow now~

stamp:Hero Arts Glow Girl
tape:K&Company Section Smash Tape
ink: Hero Arts Neon Pink
paper: Authentique Fresh,Bazzill yellow,Georgia Pacific cardbase
 die: Spellbinders classic circle

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

~Life is Fleeting~

Whew, life IS fleeting, isn't it????

Where does the time go?

I just received my Prima
paper today and HAD TO PLAY WITH IT.

I inked up Mama Elephant's On Target and added Teresa Collins' elements to reflect this sketch from

Thank you so much for stopping by friends~I know your time is precious and I appreciate when you spend even a minute here!

stamps: Mama Elephant On Target
ink: Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores, Hero Arts Quiet Morning Ink Cubes (Cup O' Joe)
other: Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Die-Cut Accessory Sheet and stickers
die: Echo Park Arrows (Silhouette Cameo)
other: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
paper: Prima Bohemian Bamboo,Georgia Pacific white

Birds on a Wire Card

This is the last day for
Sweet 'n Sassy March Virtual Stamp Day Challenge #5: Feathers


I die cut a "birds on wire square card" ... and added color to a panel with Gelatos.

I used three different colors and swiped with a baby wipe to blend.

I scribbled alongside the edges and wiped to finish.

I am also submitting this to

Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

and the

Ombre Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

~Thanks for stopping by~

stamp: Inspired Stamps strength
other: Faber Castell Red Gelatos,Crop-a-Dile corner chomper
 ink: Hero Arts Quiet Morning Ink Cubes (Cup O' Joe)
 die: Alaa' Studio Birds on a Wire Square Card (Silhouette Cameo)
paper: Georgia Pacific white

Googly Eyes

One of my girlies gave me her extra IPOD googly eyes and I got tired of them staring at me from my craft desk~

now they can stare at someone else! ;)

I also inherited some Happy Birthday confetti from her.

Doesn't my girlie have the cutest embellishments?

I'm really blessed to have teens in the house...they keep me up to date on trendies. ;)

There's some chevron paper for the

I cut a speech bubble card with my Cameo for the

Can't seem to stop myself from reaching for the colors of the

It's the middle of the's yours so far????

die: Lori Whitlock 3X5 quote life cards (Silhouette Cameo)
paper: American Crafts Sketchbook,Georgia Pacific white cardstock
other: googly eyes,confetti


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hi Love~

Thank you, friends, for your touching comments yesterday. My daughter and I were truly blessed!

I used those fantastic, bold shapes from Hero Arts again~

I also used the fun, happy colors from

Let's Be Friends

 The inspirational photo is SPOT ON right now...little, itty bitty frogs were here and there to greet us when we got home last night.

We actually had to watch where we stepped!

I know....EWWWWW,GrOtTy,......


my youngest girlie gets so EXCITED, because she is a frog/toad fanatic and misses them in the winter.

Oh help me, even I am starting to think they are cute.


 I guess I am wish-washy impressionable, LOL.


Thank you for stopping by today~you bless me so!

stamps: Hero Arts/Basic Grey Best of the Best,Hero Arts So Kind,Mama Elephant On Target
die: My Favorite Things Die-namics sentiment strips,Spellbinders scalloped circles,Verve Pennant Trim Die
ink: Hero Arts Quiet Morning Ink Cubes (pale tomato),Papertrey Ink New Leaf,True Black and Hawaiian Shores
paper: Georgia Pacific white

Monday, March 11, 2013

Because of You Mallory~Happy Birthday!

Because of you, 17 years ago, your Dad and I learned what it meant to live for another besides ourselves.

It was then that I desired, more than ever, to be a better person.

Because of you...we wanted more little "wonderfuls" and your awesome sisters came along. ;)

Because of you...I'm a homeschooling mom that learns much,much more than I teach.

Because of you, our lives are full of laughter and joy~

Happy 17th Birthday sweet Mallory!

May the Lord bless you and lead you to seek His will~

we are SO PROUD of you hon.

stamp:WPlus9 Written on Ribbon
dies: WPlus9 Written on Ribbon,Spellbinders scalloped ovals
ink: Papertrey Ink True Black,Staz On Fuschia 
paper: American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sketchbook

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Two-Toned Floral Thanks

CASE Study Challenge #131

Julie Ebersole

Her card is GORGEOUSLY paneled, with florals as the focus.

I tried to do the same, except with a distressed panel.

~Hope you have a great day~

stamps: Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie and Grunge Me sentiment
ink: WPlus9 White Pigment Ink,Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst,Memento Ink Dandelion,Hero Arts Just Beachy ink cubes (Soft Cantaloupe)
dies: My Favorite Things Die-namics sentiment strips
paper: American Crafts Sketchbook,Georgia Pacific white,black
other: Tim Holtz distress tool,Scor-tape

So ThAnKfUl

I love these recycled "so" tags...

they don't last long on my desk.

Check out the fun inspiration at

I was also driven by the

Maybe I've had too much caffeine today...LOL, hence the overflow of creating and blogging.

I don't want to stop while I feel inspired~hope you are getting some crafty time in also, friends!

stamps: Papertrey Ink Counting My Blessings
dies: Papertrey Ink Counting My Blessings,My Favorite Things Die-namics sentiment strips,Verve Pennant Banner
other: recycled tag
paper: Bazzill gold,American Crafts Sketchbook,Georgia Pacific white
ink: WPlus9 White Pigment Ink
other: My Mind's Eye twine,Crop-a-Dile corner chomper,Xyron,stapler