Friday, January 11, 2008

Joyfully napping and promises kept!

Do you just LOVE this card's image and quote??

Ah, to provide the world with some small understanding of the sweat and energy that go into our creations!! Okay, maybe not the world, but at least my hubby!

This sweet stamp set is from a new company, Clear Artistic Stamps, that has been launched by a stamping friend of mine, Belinda Landtroop.

This is a special edition set called Wistful Dreams

It is a limited edition, though, so if you like it, you better check it out! She has another limited edition set you'd love, too, called In a Peaceful Glade. I want them both! I'm saving quickly to get the next one before they are gone!!

Belinda is a very talented artist and I have used some of her art on some cards I have made in the past. She creates "gift art" online and shares them with other stampers. Her art is reminiscent of the artists who drew children's stories long ago, such as Beatrice Potter and Margaret Wise Brown. Soothing and wonderful art!

A Yahoo group forum for Clear Artistic Stamps has started, too, and you can join! Click here. That way you can get Belinda's free monthly Gift Art and share card ideas and techniques!

And! A card by my girl! She was watching me make cards and she said, "I want to make a bella card!" She looked through my bella stash and found Kittycattabella. Then she said, "I want to use the cuttlebug!" These are the only two embossing folders I have so far. Then she said, "Do you have small letters?" Um, yes. Then she said, "Do you have a small punch?" Um...YES! Then She made this creation!! Cool, huh?? She hates to admit it, but my 16 year old is catching the fever!!!! I love the colors on the cats! She just used my prismacolor pencils, Walmart stack paper and versafine black to ink in the bella. She also used SU letters and small circle punch.
Hey, I promised to post some pictures! I actually have a few more! I'll try to come back again this weekend!
Be ever blessed this weekend!
Have fun!


  1. I love you cards, they are so cheerful!

  2. So fun Kim! The embossing on the Bella card is perfect!

  3. Hi,Just thought we'd let our fellow sisters know that we've had a clearout of craft bits & bobs they are all listed on our blog if you are interested.

    Have a great day!

    Clair & Sharni xxx

  4. What lovely cards! Not 'cat' people by any chance? Now why would I say that??



  5. Both are cute cards! Love the bella card especially. Your daughter did a great job!

  6. Love the cat stamp, makes me all content and sleepy, the card your daughter made is great lovely colours and a nice layout, can not wait to see more
    Gina x


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