Welcome to my Blog, this is where I will share the wonderful things
that happen in my life, the joys, the smiles, the blessings. I hope you
will enjoy yourself here and please leave a comment.
Cathy (Mercieschild)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

House Mouse KIssin' Fish

I had so much fun with this one. I don't remember the name of the stamp , sorry. One of my house mouse list members sent me this image, and I love it. I have the best members in the  whole world ;) Someday I will own this stamp ;)  but I had to color it and when I finished I thought how am I going to layer this so I used the purplish pink cardstock and sparkly glitter card stock (you know me, somewhere there has to be glitter. and glittered up the water lily's   and a lattice die cut that I found in a sale bin someplace and then I was stumped so  I sat on the floor and thought and remembered that Mark and I had bought some avocados and they came in a green net.  Now if there is fish there has to be net somewhere right?  So that was my thinking anyway.  Then I needed flowers but I didn't have any the same color as the lily's and so I found in a corner some old white artificial flowers off  a decoration.  I cut them smaller and tried to put pointed edges like the lily's and colored them with  Copics R22 (light prawn) and R85 (rose red) and blended them with my blender pen.  Anyway I added the green stones and highlighted the card with blue chalk pad that one of my members sent me (Thank you Carlota)   Boy I am rambling aren't I.  Sorry, I guess I am talking to you since I don't have anyone else to talk to :)  Hugs, Cathy

Meljen's Bejeweled Bliss ChallengeI

I love Meljen's  digi's and besides her digi's being heart stealers she is the sweetest girl herself.  I have absolutely loved getting to know her.  I would adopt her if I could :)  Anyway, this is the first time I have entered one of her challenges even though I use her images a lot.  We were supposed to make it sparkle. So the swirls are glitter paper, the stars are glitter paper and the skirt has glitter dots on it, oh and the paper behind the die cut is white glitter too .  I had fun LOL  Some of you know how I love sparkle on cards LOL.  This image is called "Windswept Diva" and she has the cutest images of different poses of this diva. I love them all.  Thank you for looking.  Have a wonderful  stamping day. Hugs, Cathy K

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sweet Smellin'

I  love this stamp,  I use it a lot just because they look os sweet.   How can you not love these mice.  Their antics are adorable.   I found the dotted paper in a box and some odds and ends of embellishments.  My Sweet husband is feeling so bad because I don't have a stamping room yet and am using the bedroom floor. But you can't stop a stamper can you. We will find a place somewhere.  It feels good to be off the road for a while and we are believing we will find the right home with a stamping room soon.  Hugs, Cathy 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Mo Image Card

Yes,  I like so many others I love Mo images,  they so remind me of my wonderful great granddaughter.  I made this one for a home page contest.  I may not be chosen but I sure had fun making it.  I have to admit using the bedroom floor to make cards is getting a bit old but hopefully we will have a home again soon.  My husband is so awesome, he wants to give me a stamp room again soon.  He has carted some of my stamping supplies all over the United States the last 3 years as we have gone around speaking about the Love of the Lord and I have to tell you I have the best girls on my House Mouse Stamping list. They have kept me supplied with images and papers and so many things when we were someplace that I had an address. We are now back in Arizona and happy as can be to be warm again.  Sending you all big hugs, Cathy

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Poppy Card

Oh I love Poppy's, at least the colors of them.  This is a swap using a sketch. As usual I didn't have too many supplies unpacked yet.  But this weekend is going to be an unpacking of my supplies, Yes for sure.  I realized after I had taken the card to the post office that I hadn't cut out between the stems or at least colored them in.  I was really not happy. So please imagine that the stems are done.  I won't make that mistake again for sure LOL.   That was another punch I found at Ross's or T.J.Max for $4.00 (Martha Stewart). You girls need to find those stores in your area.  Humm wonder I am supposed to be saying that LOL oh well, Stampers share secrets don't they ;) I think my husband is surprising me with a new and better camera.  My hand is ready to grab it already LOL hugs, Cathy

My Australian Swap Card

We were to make a card that depicted something in Australia,  I have just arrived in Arizona (yahhh) and most of my images and stamps and digi's are still packed but I found this one.  Wish I knew who made this image.  Anyway,  again with the turquoise accents.  Would you believe I found this corner punch and edge punch (the set) at I think it was Ross's or T.J.Max for $5.99 Regular $24.99  Love their stores for hidden treasures and they are Martha Stewart punches.  God spoils me. LOL  hugs, Cathy K

Favorite Flower Color Swap (TLC Image)

I love this image and it celebrates life. Each Day is a new start and a new breath of life.  This is the card I made for a Swap that we were to use the colors of our favorite flower.  Now I know, your saying, there is no such thing as turquoise flower. You are right in the natural but when I go to the grocery store I always buy a bouquet (when I do LOL) that has turquoise flowers in the bouquet. Turquoise is one of my favorite colors.  Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, May 5, 2013

For My Friend

Here is a card I made for a friend of mine who adopted as rescue dog who had been severely beaten and her back legs do not work right because of the abuse and she is afraid of every shadow and every movement.  For some reason she felt comfortable with Mark and I and wanted to be on our laps and we would find her on our bed. One time I felt something warm under the blanket and it was Sophie (her name) She weighs only about 4 lbs.  So I made my friend this card when I saw the image.  This is a Meljens image. I truly need a new camera.  The colors that show here are not the true colors so hopefully a good camera is in my future LOL I am still making cards on my bed or on the floor but I am believing for our own home soon.  
Hugs, Cathy