Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Humorous Birthday!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
I've been so busy I've not had time to visit blogs (I miss my online friends!) or post.  Hope to get back to blogging soon and I'll have to trust everyone is doing well and enjoying spring weather!  I've been crafty, just haven't had time to really sit and get things posted.  But I couldn't pass up sharing this card I made for my mom.  Her 76th birthday was last Saturday and she loves a funny card. We celebrated with a barbecue with the local family.  I enjoyed coloring this with Copic Markers and for fun I added a bit of clear Wink of Stella on her shoes, glasses, and earrings.  The stamp is from Art Impressions (Fire Out set) doesn't the sentiment and image make you laugh!

I'm playing along with the "Anything Goes" challenges at Word Art Wednesday #128 and Seize the Birthday.

The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from Taylored Expressions and Bring on the cake is from Hero Arts.

Thanks so much for looking and visiting!

"I will praise You, O LORD my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name, forevermore."  Psalm 86:12

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Happy Birthday, Kelly! STB challenge

Hello Delightful friends and family!
My daughter Kelly's birthday was yesterday and here is the card I made for her.  We are going to have a family get together on Saturday to celebrate her birthday and my husbands birthday which is next Wednesday.  The plan is to go bowling then come back to the house for some tacos and the birthday cake.  Hopefully I'll get some fun pictures.

I'm entering this card at :
Seize the Birthday (Extra Toppings: Buttons and Rhinestones)

Ingredients:  Stamp: Paper Smooches (sentiment), Lawn Fawn (grass and bee); Taylored Expressions (stem w/leaves); Punch: Martha Steward (fence border); Ink: Archival Tree Branch, Olive; Dies: Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Mini Tattered Floral; Button & designer paper (stash); Ranger Inkessentials white pen; Zig Wink of Stella (clear); Bazzill card stock.

At the beginning of the month Jakob celebrated his 7th birthday and here are a few pictures of the fun time with his friends and family at Flips for Kids!

Jake and his friend Dawson

The granddaughters enjoying cake and ice cream!
Princess Addy
Princess Riley
Princess Tucker 

Thanks so much for visiting!

For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  1 Corinthians 2:2


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Princess Birthday Card

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Can't believe how long I've been away from the blogging world.  Being sick and other priorities kept me away from all things crafty.  I did make a card for our little Princess Addy to give to her friend Princess Sophie.  I was privileged to take Addy to the party last Saturday and all the princesses had a royal time.  Even Rapunzel showed up for face painting and sang to them, one of the songs from the movie Tangled!
  It took me all evening the night before the party to get this little card together, the creative juices are out of practice!

 Here is a peek at the inside:

I will be entering this card at:

Ingredients: Stamp: Taylored Expressions; Designer Paper: Basic Grey; Card Stock: Bazzill; Colored with Copic Markers; Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities Scalloped Oval; Medium Scallop Border Die, Taylored Expressions; Ranger Liquid Pearls; Embossing Folder - Divine Swirls, Cuttlebug; Spica Pens; Memento tuxedo black ink.  Paper pieced and fussy cutting techniques.

Thanks for looking!

By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, 
so you will be My disciples.  John 15:8


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Jake!

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Today is our oldest grandchild's birthday!  Jakob turns seven today and here is the card I made for him.  He started taking Jiu Jitsu lessons in the fall and has been doing great.  A couple of weeks ago he earned his yellow belt so when I saw this LaLa Land Craft stamp I had to get it for his birthday card.  The name of the stamp is Karate Luka but we won't tell Jake!
 I've colored Luka with Copic markers and the paper I've used is from the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit for February (WeR Memory Keepers 6x6 pad Hip Hip Hooray and the HB sentiment is from the stamp of the month Birthday Bash) I've used the following inks: Memento (tuxedo black, nautical blue) Distress Inks (antique linen, peacock feathers, mustard seed); Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circle Die.
 More pictures to come after his party...

Inside of the card (stamps: MFT & Hero Arts)

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting!! Have a fantastic weekend!

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.  Hebrews 4:14


Friday, February 28, 2014

A Fishy Birthday Card! (STB and SACC)

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

My daughter asked me to make a card for her boss who likes to fish and I only had this paper and these little fish stickers (which I have been hoarding for a very long time!!) So I thought that this cabin from Taylored Expressions (Cozy Cabin) would tie them all together.  What do you think?

 Love this paper, I have it in both 12x12 and the 6x6 paper pad.  It's the collection from Simple Stories called I{Heart} Summer.  I used a card stock base called Desert Storm, the local scrapbook store (where I work, see the sidebar) makes packages up with matching envelopes and it's very masculine and so convenient.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches (Sentiment Sampler).  I've colored the cabin with Copic Markers after stamping it on Neenah white card stock using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The die is a Spellbinder Nestabilities Label 1, I've inked the edge with Distress ink (Frayed Burlap). The button is from my stash and I've added Glossy Accents to the windows, one of the fish I've cut out from the designer paper and added the glossy accents to it, too. Can you see the shiny/scaly fish? What I wanted to put there was a piece of tackle, a tied fly but it was too late to go through all my dh's fishing gear in the shed! It would have been perfect.... oh well next fishy card!

I'll be entering this card at:
Seize the Birthday Challenge (anything goes birthday)

  We are expecting rain all weekend which we really need here in California, perfect excuse to stay in but our oldest grandson is celebrating his 7th birthday on Saturday so we will be heading out to be with him at Flips for Kids.  Should be a fun birthday party.  Can't wait to show the card I'm making for him!

Thanks for visiting!

The works of the LORD are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them.  Psalm 111:3


Thursday, February 27, 2014

His Mercies - CTD 281 and WAW 121

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Pulled out my Distress Inks and water color paper to play along with the Color Throwdown #281 and Word Art Wednesday #121 Anything Goes

Ingredients: Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade Squeezed Lemon, Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold); Archival Jet Black ink;  Stamps:  Taylored Expressions (Posh Posie) and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Be Encouraged set); Paper: Bazzill card stock and water color paper; Mini Mister and water pen; EK Success corner rounder, rhinestones, white gel pen and Spica clear pen.

This card is going to friends who are having a rough time with guilt and regret due to their past. Have you ever felt that way? The wrong choices that perhaps you made in the past that effected future decisions made by your children.  And now the adult children are experiencing the consequences of their own choices, while the parents are experiencing guilt and regret.  It is so difficult to see our loved ones making decisions that could affect their eternal destination.  Addictions, bitterness and hardness of heart are very difficult to break through.  Wow, this sounds like a real downer of a post but I just want to say that there is HOPE.  God is faithful.  He is sovereign.  We have to learn to trust and serve Him faithfully no matter what. Is that easy? Not always easy, but possible. Discouragement is a powerful weapon of the enemy that we have to learn to recognize so that we can overcome it. We can overcome it through prayer and praise, but the best way is through reading the Word of God and taking time to really meditate on it and allow God to work in our hearts (couple that with the prayer and praise and it's a great recipe for a spiritual victory!).  I have found that when talking with friends who are discouraged that they are no longer reading their Bibles and spending time with the Lord.  You see, when we get our eyes off of Jesus and get them turned on ourselves and our circumstances we are playing right into the adversary's hand.  Does this sound like you? God's mercies truly are new every morning (He cannot lie).  He is waiting with open arms to love, comfort and extend His mercies to you.  

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.  1 John 4:4

Thanks for visiting!!


Friday, February 21, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hello Delightful friends and family,
Hooray it's Friday, right??  Hope you have a great weekend. I will be busy on Saturday at the church preparing for an event that I will be speaking at in March and also for our Ladies Bible Study on March 3.  So it's doubtful that I'll be spending much time in my craft room this weekend.  I did have a little time before Jake and Addy came over this morning to make a birthday card for my great niece who is turning two.  She lives in New York but is in Oregon to visit her grandparents (my sister). My mom and my other sister will be heading up there this weekend to celebrate with little Miss Laurel, so the card and gift will be making it to her in time for her party. Happy Birthday Laurel!!!

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Seize the Sketch #14
Seize the Birthday (Time for a little love - hearts)
Word Art Wednesday (Anything Goes #120)
Sister Act Card Challenge #45


Ingredients:  Digital image: Lori Boyd (Puddle Jumper Suzy); Colored with Copics: BG11,09,13,34,78; E000, 00, 02, 35, 50; R20; YR23, 24.  Smooch pearlized acrylic paint (lime tart on necklace).
Designer Paper WR Memory Keepers Hip Hip Hooray and Sentiment (Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit - February '14 - Birthday Bash)
Inks: Memento (Morocco and Pistachio) Bazzill and Neenah Card Stock, Spica Pens: Garnet (shoes) and Melon: heart on bow; Hearts: Taylored Expressions; Spellbinder Nestabilities, Scallop Circle; Inside Sentiment (Hero Arts) and Balloon (T.E. Key Ingredient Kit), Jenni Bowlin Sticker (#2)

Thanks for visiting!! 

It is written, "man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."  Matthew 4:4