Monday, January 23, 2012

Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge 123, a FREE cutting file and more ice photos!


I’ve taken part in the Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge # 123 – Proverbs 3:3

I especially enjoy the thoughtfulness that goes into each challenge, if you have not had an opportunity yet – grab a coffee or tea and soak in the wise words of Kris this week!  She sure made me pause and think by what she shared. 

On to our card for this week:

"Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart."

Proverbs 3:3


Make a {HEART} stand out in your card/project.

Here is my odd and fun take on things – inspired by my husband, he likes quirky.  I actually made two color versions of this card so I’ll post both. 





designer paper: Addison Swirl Collage by K and Co, Love Letters by Little Yellow Bicycle and some Recollections Cardstock

The glasses graphic and the frame around the wording I downloaded and altered from Graphics Fairy

The gems for the irises are dollar store.

The tags and hearts are my own design, cut on my Silhouette SD.

I’m leaving the tag cuts here for you and will also tuck a copy under the PAGES tab up top so you never have to fear if you lose or misplace your originals!




The time of frost is the time for me!

When the gay blood spins through the heart with glee

When the voice leaps out with chiming sound,

And the footstep rings on the musical ground;

When earth is white, and air is bright,

And every breath a new delight!


And morning! – each pane a garden of frost,

Of delicate flowering, as quickly lost;

For the stalks are fed by the moon’s cold beams,

And the leaves are woven like woof of dreams

By night’s keen breath, and a glance of the sun

Like dreams will scatter them every one.


~ William Allingham~


And if you’re not actually tired of my ice photos by now, here are the last six in this series:

Barb Derksen Ice 2012  (31)

Ice builds up at the base of each reed

Barb Derksen Ice 2012  (33)

So pretty when there is a whole forest of them

and the sun hits the crystal clear ice.

Barb Derksen Ice 2012  (36)

Like something you would expect to see under a microscope.

Barb Derksen Ice 2012  (37)

Almost a “paisley” shape

Barb Derksen Ice 2012  (38)

Pretty columns tangled into the tiny roots under the ice

Barb Derksen Ice 2012  (39)

A fuzzy caterpillar looking frost formation

Barb Derksen Ice 2012  (40)



  1. Good morning Barb:)
    Love your cards! I agree they are a bit quirky..but so FUN!!:)

    I am not tired of your ice pics.They are amazing!:)Thanks for sharing!

    Thank you also for sharing your wonderful tags with me.:)LOVE THEM!

    Have a FANTASTIC day my SWEET friend!


  2. Very unique card Barb, love the eye glasses. I actually looked at paper like that this weekend.. great minds and all that. Love your ice pictures, you catch the most interesting things with the lens of your camera.

  3. What a fun take on the heart challenge and equally fun that it's something your husband would enjoy!

    Love your ice pictures, you have a great eye! I love photography too, it's my other (and first) love.

    Thank you also for the very sweet comment on my blog, you are always welcome to use whatever you see as inspiration, or a CASE, it's fun to be inspired and share!

    Hugs sweet, Barb!

  4. Mrs Miles... I just wanted to tell you I have been thinking about you alot... my moms birthday is tomorrow and we miss her very much. I just wanted to thank you again.. and tell you that I love you.


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