My creative journey started when I discovered stamping and card-making in March, 2010. At the time, my husband asked, "how long is this one going to last?" A fair question considering my recent passing crazes: beading, triathlon, cycling, dog-training to name a few. I couldn't articulate an answer at the time but I knew that somehow, this would be different. What I've discovered is that stamping is not just a hobby to help pass the time or to keep my mind busy; rather, it has therapeutic qualities in itself. When I am making a card, the whole world shuts off as I focus on my design and concentrate on putting together the bits and pieces of card and ink. The creative process builds my self-esteem, calms my mind and delights my spirit. And I know that the card itself will also bring joy or solace to someone else one day. At the moment I firmly believe that crafting is a gift from God in my life and I am exploring ways to use this gift in some form of ministry for Him.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fairies with a Friend

My stamping buddy Tigger and I planned a card-making day (well, half a day really) where we could shut ourselves up in her sleepout and stamp to our hearts' content without interruption from the kiddies. It was fantastic! I'd like to say we did some thorough soul-searching together but really, we were very intent on our cards. We did however find some time to chat and pray for a friend on StampTV whose granddaughter was undergoing surgery.
Tigger has two little girls and I have three so I bought these Fairy stamps from Inkadinkadoo knowing that chances are, we're going to need images for little girls' birthday parties. Sure enough, when I brought them home, my three exclaimed, "Are they ours??? Can we keep them? Do the stamps have to go back to Helen??? (Tigger). The fairies are mine Girls and I'm sure you'll being seeing a lot more of them. :)
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo. Sentiments from SU (top) and Gina K. Designs (bottom)
Cardstock: SU Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, black, Cameo Coral
Inks: Staz On, Tombow and SU markers
Thanks for looking.


  1. Congratulations on your beautiful blog Susan will be following to see your wonderful creations.

  2. Great cards Susan and now you can link them to your heart's content! Well done!