Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Berry Sweet

17 For God did not send his Son into the world 
to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

                                                                                               John 3:17 (N I V)

Hello hello once again! I hope you are ok and safe wherever you might be!!!
As you read through the ingredients of this card you may not notice that I am using some really old but still good stuff. In fact, the red gingham paper I used on this card is from when I sold Close To My Heart back in the early nineties and like any other paper/cardstock it never goes out. The colors may get tweaked somewhat, but everything comes back at some point in life. 

A2 Card

Products Used:
Ink; Stampin Up - Garden Green, Hero Arts - Ruby
Paper; Stampin Up - Poppy Parade, Amuse - Black with tiny dots, Bazzill - Caramel Apple, Close to My Heart - Red and White Gingham, White CS, Black CS
Acc; Cottage Cutz - Springtime Strawberries, Gina Marie Designs - Oval Dies, Gemini by Crafter's Companion - Opulent Swirls, Birthday and Celebrate dies, Hobby Lobby - Crystal Stickers

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - anything goes
Jans Digi Stamps - anything goes
Angie's Digital Stamps - May anything goes
Dare 2B Artzy - May in the garden
Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - say it with flowers
The Corrosive Challenge - always anything goes
Pink Gem Challenge - #11 anything goes
Allsorts Challenge - gingham, stripes, and dots
Crafty Friends Challenge - add embellishments
Dis Digi Designs Challenge - include a sentiment
Crafty Catz - anything goes optional; spots and/or strips
Creative Fingers Challenge - #186 always anything goes
Patties Creations Challenge - #170 anything goes
Polkadoodles - wk 21 anything goes
Moving Along With the Times - #118 May flowers
Classic Design - always anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - always anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge  - #75 always anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - anything goes /pattern paper
Happy Little Stampers - May - anything goes w/dies
Love To Craft Challenge - #46 anything goes
Love To Scrap Challenge - #133 anything goes
The Creative Crafters - #28 always anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenges - always anything goes

Thank you for stopping by!
Stay safe, healthy, and keep creating beautiful things.
 It's good for the soul!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Flowers For Your Birthday

28 “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. 
Your sons and daughters will prophesy, 
your old men will dream dreams, 
your young men will see visions. 
29 Even on my servants, both men, and women, 
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.

Hello everyone! Hope everybody is doing well and staying healthy! Staying at home hasn't affected me as of yet.  I am finding that being quarantined has given me time to go through my stash of stamps, dies, and color mediums that hadn't been used in a very long time. You know, the things that are out of sight out of mind! In fact, the card I posted today I used Radiant Pearls paints on the flowers and leaves. These paints hardly ever get used because they're stuck in a cubby hole of my craft room. Couldn't even tell you how old these paints are.  I've had them for years. Those of you that don't know what they are, they're a liquid paint that's water-based but acts like an oil.  I have yet had one of these jars of paint dry up. I wish they still made them.  They blend beautifully and the colors are bold but yet have such a softness to them as you can see in these flowers and leaves. (the light marks in the flowers are due to the glue) 

A2 Card

Inside card
Products Used:
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations - Butterfly Medley-Botanical Rose, Penny Black Sentiments-Sparkles and Smiles
Paper: Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilas Collections, White Grape, and green cardstock, glitter paper
Ink: Radiant Pearls -Royal Satin, Wild Orchid, Sour Lemon, Rain Forest, Pear Blossom, Versafine-Onyx Black, VersaMark Watermark
Acc: Heartfelt Creations -Botanical Wings dies, Luggage and Tags dies, Festive Holiday dies, Elegant Pocket Accents, Heartfelt Creations Bright Pearl stamens-medium, and Rock Candy stamen-small, Rajni Chawla's-Crystal Clear, Simon Says blender brushes, Piccolo Mico white enamel powder

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Craft-Dee BowZ - Always anything goes
Gem of A Challenge - anything goes
All Sorts - anything goes
Crafty Friends - #135 flowers
Di's Digi Designs - load on the flowers
Vintage Journey - beautiful blooms
Colour Crazy - week 19 anything coloring goes
Crafty Catz - 506 anything goes with optional twist - outdoors
Patties Creations - 170 anything goes
Polkadoodle - week 20 anything goes
QKR stampede - #398 anything goes
Aud sentiments - #251 Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Crafty Creations - #409 anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - #207 for the ladies
Creative Moments -  Anything Goes/Optional April Showers Bring flowers
Double D -  Lavender, Lilac, Purple/Mood
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes # 438 - #439 
Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Always anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Say it with flowers
The Corrosive Challenge - Always anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - always anything goes
Digi Doodle Studios Challenge - #27 Flower Power
A Perfect Time to Craft - #5 anything goes 

Thank you for stopping by!
Stay safe, healthy, and keep creating beautiful things.
 It's good for the soul!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Coffee with BFF's

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.
                                                          Psalm 90:17 | NIV 

Created another card using an Art Impressions stamp set.  Glad I'm back to making cards again. I love to challenge myself on how my cards should look. Oh! and another reason I'm happy to be making cards again is, my copic's was starting to dry up.  We need to keep things working, including myself! LOL

A6 Card

Products Used:
Stamps: Art Impressions - Coffee BFF's Set, MFT - Perk Up, SU - Coffee;
Paper: Lavender and white CS, Martha Stewert 12 x 12 Playful Pink paper pack;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black,  Color Box - Chestnut Roan, Stampin Up - Lavender Lace and bashful Blue, Copic's Skin - E0000,000, 01 R20, Hair - E97, 99, Y21, - E33, 35, 37, Clothes - V12, 15, 17, YG000 00, 01, 05, R20, 21, 22;
ACC: Spellbinders Ovals, Stampin Up Delicate Lace, MFT Banner dies, Coffee dies, Rhinestones.

Entering in the following challenges
Art Impressions - cards that are for your Best Friend
Crafty Sentiments Designs - For girl challenge
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes 
Simon says - Anything goes
Polkadoodle - Week 17 anything goes
 ttcrd - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnuts - Anything goes with pattern paper
Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies 
LeAnns world 101 - #25 anything goes
Love to Scrap - #132 for the girls
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge - #43 clean and simple

Thank you for stopping by! 
Stay healthy and keep crafting!!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

The Kid In You

Salvation is found in no one else,
for there is no other name under heaven 
given to mankind by which we must be saved.

I hope everyone is staying healthy and being creative while quarantined! I've been keeping myself busy with all kinds of crafts. Anything from beading, making facemask, sewing handbags and yes I am still making cards. I haven't posted any of them in a little over three years though. It's like exercising, once you quit it's hard to get back into the rhythm. Although I have missed blogging the challenges and most of all, I've missed all of you. I love sharing my ideas and inspirations. There's something about sharing that makes a person feel good. So here it goes my first card in three years.

Card base measures 6 1/4" x 4 1/2"

Products used:
Stamps: Art Impressions 4728 Lifetime Set
Paper: Cardstock from Micheal's and Doodlebug Designs 6 x6 paper pack
Ink: Stampin Up - Mango Melody, Garden Green, and Pacific Point
Copic's Markers - Skin E000, 01, 11, R20
Shirt and socks YG11, 13
Pants B21, 24, 26
Suspenders and balloons YG01, 3, 17
Shos and balloons Y,12, 15, 17
Balloons BG1, 2, 5
For the hair, I used a brown colored pencil
Accessories: Silhouette Cameo for the word bubbles, dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and last white thread

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 
art impressions - #280 Kid at Heart
Alphabet Challenge Blog - A is for anything goes
 Colour Crazy - wk.15 Anything goes colouring challenge
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes w/optional paper piecing
Creative Fingers - #184 always anything goes
Patties Creations - Theme - birthday
Polkadoodles - anything goes
QKR Stampede - 394 anything goes
A Gem of a challenge - anything goes
Crafter's Castle - April anything goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - 133 anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie - 527 anything goes

Thank you for stopping by!
Happy crafting!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

All Star High Tops

Happy days to all you wonderful paper enthusiasts!

Grasp Every Chance
I will keep Your law continually, forever and ever
[hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it].
                                                                 PSALM 119:44

Hello, This card was created from a SVG file and cut out using the new Silhouette Cameo 3. Had so much fun making this card, I decided to make several more in different colors. 

Card measurements: 4 1/2" x 6 1/4"

Products Used:

Stamps: Unknown birthday greeting

Paper: Black, white and blue cardstock;

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black;

Accessories: Silhouette Cameo 3, Stampin Up punch, SVG file, Pop dots;

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to craft something special for someone 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

All That Shimmers

Happy days to all you wonderful paper enthusiasts!

Form Godly Habits
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and
mind . . . talking about them when you sit at
home and when you walk along the road, when you
lie down and when you get up. Write them on the
doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that
your days . . . may be . . . as many as the days
that the heavens are above the earth.
                            DEUTERONOMY 11:18-21 NIV

Here's another Christmas card using the Spellbinders Holiday Heirloom Reflections Dies. I will be posting this card and two others on my facebook page. I love the way these cards turned out and so simple to create. 

Card base measures 6 1/2" x 4 3/4" 6 1/2"   

Products Used:
Paper: White shimmer, Pink Shimmer, Silver mirror, Wine mirror cardstock;

Accessories:  Spellbinders Holiday Heirloom Reflections and Oval Bliss,  Creative Expressions Craft dies Diagonals, Memory Box Ornament Hooks and Caps, Pink Rhinestones;

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to craft something for someone special today!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

All That Shines

Happy days to all you wonderful paper enthusiasts!

Expect Something New
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait in expectation.
                       PSALM 5:3 NIV

Hello everyone! It's been quite a couple of months here. I had some last minute ideas for Christmas gifts that I made that kept me pretty busy. I knitted two scarfs, tried my hand at making bath bombs, monkey simple, made eight tiny purses using a Tonic die and eight cases for each one. I will post one or more yet this week. 
So now I am going to try and get back on track to get things posted on a regular basis. Here we go with a Christmas card.

Card base measures 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"

Products Used:
Paper: White cardstock, mirror silver, glossy blue, snow flake blue pattern paper;

Accessories: Spellbinders Holiday Heirloom Reflections and Decorative Elements Elegant Ovals, Memory Box Ornament Hooks and Caps, Creative Expressions Craft dies Diagonals - Lavish Swirls, snowflakes came from a Martha Stewart punch, silver outline stickers;

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to craft something for someone special today!