Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
One of the design team's card had this scripture printed directed onto a piece of design paper. Why I hadn't ever done that, I don't know. That inspiration gave me this idea.. So on this pretty plaid, I printed out this scripture from 3 John.
Have a blessed Wednesday and take notice of all those around you who are ripe for the picking.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I was to hostess for the August challenge and I asked the ladies to make a monochromatic card in the color shades of their birthstone color. August is my birth month so peridot is my birthstone. I love this shade of green and I made this card for my sister, Lynn. I used Verve stamps, kiwi paper and ink from Stampin' Up and some great design papers. The gemstones are actually green although they look clear in the photo.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Today's challenge on Stampin' Sisters in Christ is to use a diecut, punches, or shapes. I used a Spellbinder label diecut and I cut my Paper Trey Ink flower to the shape of the image. The design paper I used is from Basic Grey. I also let this be my Free for All challenge card to use lots of color. This sentiment is from Layers of Color. These are encouraging words and I think bright colors encourage our spirits to be lifted as well. Hope you are having a blessed Sabbath.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Our joy comes from the Lord. This card involves no stamping. I printed out the scripture on the computer, embossed the paper, and punched out the flowers and leaves. Today I am praising God for some good news from a friend on her health tests. I am praising God that I woke up this morning. To Him be all glory and honor.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I made this card for the House Mouse weekly challenge which is called Double Trouble. These two little mice seem to be making a real explosion of a celebration with these burning birthday candles. I used some Basic Grey design paper mounted onto a yoyo yellow cardbase. The image was colored with copic markers.
This is for the Customer Card Carnival going on over at Verve for their big anniversary celebration.
This cross and cross diecut and the sentiment are from Verve. This is a sympathy card for a friend who lost her mother in law last week. The little rose embellishments are from Reflections and the other diecuts are from Spellbinderand the design paper is Basic Grey.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I missed getting to do last week's challenge over on Word Art Wednesday, and I loved this quote from Mother Teressa, so I had to get this one done tonight. The design paper is from Basic Grey. I used a couple of Martha Stewart punches on this card and a Spellbinder diecut frame.Buttons are a favorite of mine so used them inside the lacy circles. There is no stamping on this card.
I wanted to do Cindy's challenge this week to use kraft paper on the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge I embossed the kraft paper and then with a brayer added some close to cocoa ink on it. The zinnias are from Flourishes and I colored them with my copic markers. Everything else is Spellbinders. Added ribbon as my only other embellishment. It's been a busy week but I just had to get at least one card stamped this week.
Friday, August 10, 2012
I had such a busy week last week trying to keep up with the Dare To Get Dirty challenges over on Splitcoast stampers, that I had to catch up on all the other things around here that got neglected because of my non-stop stamping marathon I had going. I got motivated today when I saw the new stamps Flourishes is releasing this week and the challenges they had going. I just adore their wonderful floral stamps, and I used one of my newest ones today. Loved these fall colors. It gets me in the mood for cooler weather that is a long time away for my part of Texas, but oranges are my favorite colors.
I used this card for the texture challenge over at Flourishes FLLCAUGRW1 challenge, and it also fit Dawn's F4A challenge for ombre, mon amie to make a color "morf" into another one. I added Flower soft for my texture. I'm not too good with that media, but had it in yellow so it went with these colors.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The challenge over on Stampin' Sisters in Christ is to make a baby card or a card using pastels. I guess I did both. I can hardly make a baby card in anything but pastels. I love pastels and the colors just seem so calming and sweet like a gentle sleeping baby. I love this set from Flourishes and this paper from Basic Grey is just so pretty. I can't believe I found this scalloped circle already cut and lying on my table of scraps that I had not used earlier this week. It made a pretty frame around this sweet image. The final touch was adding those tiny seed pearls to the front of the baby onsie on the line. Have a blessed week and spend some time in God's words so that your mind and soul receive the divine nourishment it longs for.