Saturday, August 8, 2020

Happy Weekend

Hello Friends and Happy Weekend to you!!

I hope you are all staying safe & healthy!  So glad you've stopped by for a visit!  

Today I'm sharing a couple of encouragement cards.  These cards were inspired by the new challenge over at the CCEE Stampers Blog where the theme is  Lighthouse + Scripture or Encouraging Words.  Did you know yesterday (August 7th) was Lighthouse Day?  No?  Me either!  But they did!  LOL

 The lighthouse image is from a very old Divinity Designs (used to be 'Our Daily Bread' designs) stamp set called 'Light of the World'.

The sentiment on the front of my card comes from another Divinity Designs called 'Anchor'.  


And for the inside sentiment, I have used a stamp from the 'Words of Inspiration' set by Inspired by Stamping.  This too is a very old stamp set which was purchased through the Adventures in Stamping Convention held here in Akron, Ohio every spring.  (couldn't find them online any longer)

I've decided I need to create more Faith/Encouragement themed cards for my shows (if they ever start up again lol) so here's a second card creation for today and you'll probably be seeing more cards of this theme here on my blog over the next few weeks.

I've created the sky & ocean using TH oxide distress inks onto a larger die cut circle then adhered it behind my Tutti Designs Scallop Stitched Circle die cut from the front panel.  

 Tutti Designs - Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles

The boat & birds are from an old Inkadinkado stamp set and my palm trees are from the Frantic Stamper 'Palm Tree Edger' set.  Once again, I've used the Divinity Designs called 'Anchor' for my sentiment (inside & out).

Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Palm Tree Edger

Tutti Designs Scallop Stitched Rectangle dies were used for the sentiment panels.

Tutti Designs - Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles

Challenges to share in today:

Aud Sentiments Challenge #257 - ATG + Sentiment
The Artistic Stamper August Creative Challenge - ATG
Love to Craft August Challenge - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use Your Favorite Tool (Vagabond for die cutting)
Scrapping4fun Challenge #172 - Ocean
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - ATG
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge # 499 - Nautical

Once again, thanks so much for stopping by!


As always . . .


  1. Two gorgeous cards

  2. Your cards are so well done. Great designs.

  3. They're beautiful cards and I love the stamps and dies. If and when your shows ever start up again you'll be ready!

  4. Great cards. Lovely coloring. You should enter both of these in the Cupcake Inspirations challenge. They would both qualify as they are nautical. [Bunny]

  5. Dear Darlene
    Dont worry shows will start as the saying goes If he puts you through it He will take you through it. Your cards as always are beautiful. Wish I can lay my hands on these stamps. God is my only strength and i have experienced it many a time. Blessings to you and your family

  6. Beautifully designed cards, full of inspiration, love and stunning colours.

  7. This is really beautiful and I like it very much!
    Lia xx

  8. Both are beautifully created! I love the inky part on the second, so very pretty. Gee, if I were home I have a very, very old lighthouse stamp with a great sentiment I could of used to join in..looks like a fun challenge!

  9. Wonderful Nautical card! Thank you for playing along with us over at Cupcake Inspirations.
    -Sandy, DT

  10. Gorgeous cards,

    Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  11. Oh these are fabulous and we all could use encouraging cards right about now. I did not know it was lighthouse day, love how you colored it too and the use of the die cuts in the second card, hope they are able to have the craft shows this year.

  12. Amen! Beautiful card, love the stamp set! Great work!
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  13. Wonderful cards and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  14. Oh Darlene, you've outdone yourself, my friend. These cards are gorgeous not only in looks but also in the way they'll bring joy to the recipients. Beautiful uplifting cards. A winner set for sure!
    Enjoy your weekend.


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