Amy Carmichael writes, "I think thankfulness is like a flower. It needs care and cherishing if it is to live and grow. Perhaps thankfulness, even more than some qualities that seem to come naturally to us, is in need of cherishing, because of the withering winds of life. The best way to cause it to grow strong in our hearts is to be careful never to let ourselves be UNthankful.
"Let us cherish thankfulness." Hebrews 12:28
A missionary in India years ago, Amy inspires me with her focus on the Lord applied to daily life.
I think today I need to be on the lookout for ways to thank the Lord and others for simple kindnesses. The grocery clerk at Krogers, the checkout boy, the friend who calls out of the blue, my pastor for his faithfulness to serve, a coworker at work who is helpful...Lord, let me cherish thankfulness and be thankful in all things.
(From: Thou Givest...They Gather - Amy Carmichel)
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Posted by Tracey Parrott at 1:27 PM
www.pattystamps.com. You can then go to her sidebar and click on "Brayer" and see her complete instructions. I used Regal Rose and Apricot Appeal as my brayer colors. After cutting out the flowers, I mounted them on white cardstock layered on Kiwi Kiss and a base of Regal Rose. The oval scallop punch is home for the greeting from Curvy Verses. Goodbye Kiwi Kiss...In just a few days the new catalog will be on line. Watch next week for some brand new stamp set samples!
Posted by Tracey Parrott at 1:15 PM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Posted by Tracey Parrott at 11:17 AM
Posted by Tracey Parrott at 11:13 AM
I am putting together a book of all my stamp sets and stamping them in the color I have coded them with in my hutch. It is a wonderful tool to keep track of what I have. I mark it R for "retired" as well. Now I can just go through my book and remind myself of what stamps I have when I am ready to make a card, scrapbook page, or project! As you could probably tell, I have a hard time giving up stamp sets even though they are retired~ I do sell quite a few at my workshops though when the new catalog comes out.
Posted by Tracey Parrott at 11:11 AM
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I just got my new "In Color" cardstock and had to try it out. Using "Pocket Silhouettes" as my stamp set, I inked the stamp up with the new "In Color" markers! The colors really are rich and fun to work with. With my new Color Spritzer, I speckled the white cardstock too. Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, and Melon Mambo are the colors I used. The card rests on top of the coordinating designer paper, Razzleberry Lemonade. A yellow Circle of Fire brad adorns the Petal Punch. My fun Scallop Edge punch brings in that Crushed Curry. To add a little different design I punched the edges of the card and the stamped image with my 3/16th inch corner rounder. You can order all the new cardstock beginning July 1. Lots of beautiful stampin is ahead with the new catalog!
Posted by Tracey Parrott at 10:19 PM
Friday, June 12, 2009
This is my work area before I redid it with simple and very reasonable storage from Ikea. I was getting so frustrated by not being able to put my fingers on my tools easily because everything was crammed into a drawer. I was always missing something!
Posted by Tracey Parrott at 9:53 PM
I feel so organized now! With these Ikea units which include an attached desk, I can stamp my heart out. The brown storage boxes contain tools and supplies like envelopes, embellishments, my brads and buttons, a file of designer series papers, drawers with business supplies ( these can be bought separately to go in the storage unit) and little lights that attach (Ikea) give me great lighting. The hanging lamp and chair are Ikea too. I still use my plastic storage units for all those miscellaneous embellishments, tools ect. My stamps are stored in an antique pie safe next to the Big Shot table. I will show you that in a couple days and share how I organize my stamp sets. I added some designer paper to the side of the plastic storage unit to match my accent colors...lime green! The Ikea magazine holders on top contain my Stampin Success magazines and past cataloges. Tell me what you think!
Posted by Tracey Parrott at 9:47 PM
This desk has become my Big Shot work area. It is right across from my Ikea desk. So nice to have a specific place to use this wonderful crafting product! Since my die cuts are few...they simply stay in the plastic container on the top shelf!!! The file cabinet below contains all my In Color cardstock.
Posted by Tracey Parrott at 9:37 PM
I love these stamp pad and storage units I found online at www.organizemore.com. I also use the criss cross Rubber Maid units for my Stampin Up markers. Everything is right at my fingertips! ( The new Stampin Up! catalog, In Color cardstock and In Color markers and designer paper sit on my desk!)
Posted by Tracey Parrott at 9:32 PM
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
These are easy to make bookmarks! I used the retiring specialty cardstock "Sweet Slumber Specialty" for this project. I scored a 5"x5" piece criss cross wise, and then cut out one of the triangles, folded it and inserted some ribbon. Then I taped inside and added these embellishments cut out of the circle scallop punch and 1 1/4" circle punch. The stamps I used are, "A Flower for all Season," and "Dreams Du Jour (butterfly)" and the Sale A Bration Punch set. Colors are Baja Blue and Robin Hood Red...all retiring soon. These would make a sweet little gift to include with a book you either loan or give as a gift...you could make a card to coordinate!
Posted by Tracey Parrott at 7:52 PM
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Posted by Tracey Parrott at 9:24 AM
Monday, June 1, 2009
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Posted by Tracey Parrott at 4:53 PM