Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Today is my day to post on Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. I think it's wonderful how there are 4 team members and we each have our own special Tuesday of the month! 

I have a favorite set of stamps that are no longer available, and haven't been available, for years.  Do you remember the Precious Moments ceramic statues by Hallmark?  Well, years ago Stampendous made Precious Moments stamps and I started collecting them.  I've since found them on E-Bay and some are very pricey!  I believe I have my retirement account in Precious Moments stamps!  They came wood mounted, and years ago I unmounted ALL my stamps and put them in topic notebooks in 4 pouches per sleeve making my collection a little easier to maintain.  The stamp below is one of three that I bought off of E-Bay last summer. All three are shaped like church windows (at least that's what the shape means to me).  The images can be religious oriented if you want to look at them in that way, which I do. Here's is a little shepherd sleeping with one of his flock.

I used a stencil to make my 'brick' wall and then cut a hole in the wall and put clear acetate in front of the colored image which is mounted inside so it actually looks like a stained glass church window. I don't know who made the sentiment stamp, but I thought it was perfect with this image and it reflects how I feel.

At this point I need to give credit where credit is due. I didn't color this image, my daughter, Stephanie, did. While she was recuperating from cervical surgery she spent weeks at my house and I found out she liked to color. Between the two of us, she now has sets of colored pencils, markers, watercolor pens and gel pens. I gave her this image to color and I thought it would get her imagination going and keep her busy for a bit. It did both.

With all the beautiful colors in this 'stained glass window', I had to pick a color for my bow. I thought the yellow was pretty against the gray 'bricks' and black frame and I used two different width yellow ribbons for my bow. This bow was so easy to make with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. Attempting to hold this ribbon and tie it would've been difficult without my bow tool. If you have a bow tool, I hope you use it as the bows come out perfect every time!

I hope you've been able to visit the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and see each team member's fabulous projects!  If not, please go here and scroll down!  We'd be delighted if you left a comment, too!

There's a few more days left on our monthly challenge so please get out your ribbon, make a bow, get it on your project and join us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                                                                     Thanks for stopping by!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge 243, AG
Crafting With Friends Challenge 39, AG
Penny Black and More Challenge March, AG
The Ribbon Girl March Use Any Image
Stamping Sensations Challenge March, Close to Nature
Catch the Bug March Color Challenge
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1713, AG
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 152, AG
the House that Stamps Built Challenge M2217, AG
Creative Moments Challenge 114, AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 54, AG
Path of Positivity  (FT)Challenge 47, Birth of New Beginnings
Aud Sentiments Challenge 176, Sentiment (not b’day)
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 181, AG
Crafty Friends Challenge 54, B is for…Blessed, Bow, Bricks


  1. Once again Gail...the bow looks stunning! Such a lovely card, these beautiful words fit the image perfectly xx

  2. This is really beautiful Gail. A gorgeous bow xx

  3. You have created a very fresh looking card full of Spring inspiration, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  4. Beautiful card and bow .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
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  5. Wow what a special stamp can see why you loved them your card is fabulous as is your daughters colouring Hope she is now fully recovered Love and hugs Carole x

  6. What a beautiful card and I am sure the colouring was great therapy for your daughter. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  7. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. This is adorable!! I totally remember the Precious Moments figurines; my aunt was a big collector! This image is beautiful and it looks just like stained glass (great job by your daughter). And of course that bow is yummy!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and Jo's Scrap Shack.

  9. How lovely! This is very beautiful Gail. Love that your daughter coloured the image (she's very good!) as a bit of art therapy...colouring is so relaxing. The simple design is perfect and you've chosen a beautiful sentiment too (like the font). All finished off with the gorgeous bow! Lovely to have you play along at Creative Moments.

  10. Your stamp may be from Precious Moments, but it also reflects a precious card creation. It looks exactly like a stained glass window and Steph did a super job on the coloring. The sentiment fits your image perfectly. Lovely background and darling bow. This image would also make up into a beautiful bookmark. I give your creation a "winning" vote!

  11. Oh my where to start - the picture is colored beautifully - and your bow is outstanding. Love how you made the focal point like a church window. Very very pretty. Thanksfor joining us at The House that Cards Built.

  12. Awesome card and fantastic design,love your yellow bow against the background...thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
    Ċ½eljka DTxx

  13. Lovely card and just right for our theme at PoP. Thank you for sharing with us and I hope your daughter is recovering well. Pippa Path of Positivity DT

  14. What a cute project thanks so much for joining our Color Challenge at Catch the bug!

  15. Beautiful! Love the vibrant colors and gorgeous bow! Thank you for sharing with us at the PIP Challenges.

  16. Fabulous card - your daughter did a great job colouring it and that sentiment is perfect.

    Thanks for joining us at the Path of Positivity and I hope you'll join us again this month.

    Helen x