Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wood you like to Rumble? Blog candy too?

Happiest of Saturdays everyone! I just wanted to share my card for the Clear Artistic Stamps Rumble #15. The Clear Artistic Stamp blog, In The Cottage Studio, announces these Rumble challenges that you can participate in and even win a prize ;) This week's challenge is to use wood in a project...or in this case "faux wood". Any wood, real or imaginged, is perfectly acceptable, even DP! And of course you can use any stamp set in your card to enter, but you get more entries by using a Clear Artistic set! I also used the shimmer paper that Belinda sells at the Clear Artistic stamp store. This card has both Midnight Starlight and Sunset Pearls shimmer paper.
Now I also have a confession to make! I STRUGGLE to stick with one stamp set/company when creating cards....thus, this card actually uses stamps from THREE different Clear Artistic sets! Two of them are from retired sets....the sentiment and the Clear Artistic stamp logo come from Lighting the Sea and an older version of Sparkles Christmas set. Can you name the third set? If you can, you will be entered into a blog candy drawing for some ribbon and embellishments, shimmer paper and Clear Artistic stamped images, and whatever else I can fit in the envelope!! If you mention the name of another set or images that you like from the CAS collection, you will get another entry! Drawing for the candy will be the end of my first day of school, September 8th!

I noticed that the sentiment on the card is hard to read because the shimmer paper I used reflects the light in a way that masks the words in the photo...on the card it's easy to read. For you, here is a close up. It says, "In the dark of night, one can always see the light".
Isn't that so true of the way Jesus comes into the dark places in our lives and shines a healing and joyful light of peace? If you invite Him into those dark places, He is faithful to bring His light with Him and you will feel the "peace that passes all understanding." Go ahead, give Him a chance to meet you today!

PS I know the dragonflies are big compared to the barn...they make them big here in Western NY :) tee hee!


  1. ohhh that is fabulous!! love your wooden shed with the clear artistic stamps logo, how cool! And the water with moon looks so mysterious, just wonderful :)

  2. This is FABULOUS!!!!!!! Love it!

  3. fab card Kim Marie!! I hope that now my personal school work is done, I can focus more on creativity...I need it....and I hope to figure out challenges...never have done one (I don't think!!! anyway - my brain is still mush!! LOL)

    Have a great and blessed school year and may you touch the lives of many....again!!!!


    PS it feels so weird not getting ready for school...either teaching or studying....

  4. Kim Marie, your card is gorgeous! Your work is always so beautiful. Have a great school year!!

  5. Lovely card, I love the images you have used.


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