Sunday, January 25, 2015

My First Shaker Card

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

Here is my first shaker card evah! :-)
I really wanted to make one, they are everywhere online and so doggone cute!  I'm going to be teaching one in class in February (not the one here) and hope everyone will have fun with it.  I'll post that one later.  But anyway here is my Valentine shaker card, I thought it turned out well for my first attempt.  The Love die is from Avery Elle isn't it pretty!  I ran it through the Cuttlebug to emboss the dots and then added a bit of Distress Ink (worn lipstick) around the edges.

I'll be entering this card at 
Word Art Wednesday #167 (anything goes)

Thanks so much for visiting!

Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13


Friday, January 16, 2015

It's a Guy Thing

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Happy weekend to you all!  Here is a card I made using Avery Elle Surf's Up stamp set and Kaiser Craft Blue Bay Designer paper.  I needed a simple masculine birthday card for a class and so here we are...

I've used Ranger's Antique Linen Distress Ink around the pattern paper and sentiment. I've stamped with Archival Jet Black ink and fussy cut the VW van (we used to have a VW van when I was in grade school!).  The embossing folder is from Provocraft.
I will enter this card in the following challenges:
 Simon Stays Wednesday Challenge (It's a Guy Thing)
Word Art Wednesday (Anything Goes)
Cardz 4 Guyz (Birthday Card)
Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes birthday)

I will be working tomorrow at the lss for a co-worker who is sick so I'd best get busy around here and get my Saturday stuff done this evening.  Thanks for looking!!

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.  Matthew 5:6

My Wednesday morning ladies Bible study started a new study called "Sermon on the Mount" by Jen Wilkin.  Just after one week I am enjoying and challenged by it. We started on the Beatitudes this week and it's such a blessing to dig deeper into God's Word!


Friday, January 9, 2015

Birthday Wishes

Happy Belated New Years to my Delightful friends and family!!

I'm really trying to get back into the routine of blogging, not sure why it's been so difficult to get back into a good schedule but that's they way it goes right now... I have many cards to share, just haven't gotten them posted.  I've made ten cards for two upcoming classes in February so I've definitely been busy in the craft cave! Speaking of the craft room, I've been super busy reorganizing and it's been much more efficient (Yay!!) plus my dear hubs bought me a new chair for the room and it's p-e-r-f-e-c-t!!
Here is a card that is part of a six card set for a class I'm doing in February at Scrapper's Edge our local scrapbook store.

Love this paper from Kaiser Craft called Blue Bay.  The dies I've used are Taylored Expressions (Party Time set) and Lawn Fawn (Stitched Hillside Border).  My card base is Desert Storm c/s and Technique Tuesday (Sunflower) is the sentiment stamp. The sequins and seam binding ribbon are from my stash.
I will be entering this card at the following challenge blogs:
Seize the Birthday (anything goes with a topping of "Party")                                                       I'm bringing the balloons to the party!

So glad you've stopped by!  Have a great weekend!

I will praise God's name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving.  Psalm 69:30

Today is my son Sean's birthday so "Happy Birthday" Sean!!!  I'm bummed I didn't take a picture of the card I made him (it was a funny one) or a picture of the plate of Macaroons I made either! :-)


Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Riley Ann!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
This weekend was a busy one with a Christmas program at church on Sunday (no pictures because I was too busy playing the piano!) and our granddaughter Princess Riley Ann's skating birthday party on Saturday.

Our little skater turned 7 and is quite comfortable on her roller skates!

Blowing out the candles with Princess Addy watching and cheering her on!

Here is the card I made her.  I've used a LaLa Land Crafts stamp and the Basic Grey Vivienne Collection designer paper.  I've colored this cutie with Copic markers.
Thanks for looking!!

I will be entering this at the Seize the Birthday Challenge blog (I have to edit this later to add the link).  The challenge is a birthday card (always) with Silver or Gold as a "Topping" but it is optional - my gold is the yellow/gold in the card.  I know, I know, I'm stretching it! (lol)

Thanks for looking and have a blessed week!  
Keep Christ in your Christmas!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Hope everyone has recovered from all the delicious food from Thanksgiving and the black Friday madness.  Personally, do not want to see a piece of turkey until next year!!  We definitely had our fill (including homemade soup that we feasted on for a couple of days) We actually had two Thanksgivings.  The first one a week ahead of time that our church puts on for the community at the Grange Hall.  We had lots of leftovers to bring us right up to the day!  So two weeks of turkey was plenty for a while!

Here is a card I want to share that I made my daughter.  It was her birthday on Sunday.  Happy Birthday Amy (again!)

I will be sharing this at SEIZE the BIRTHDAY - Anything Goes Birthday
and WORD ART WEDNESDAY #161 - Anything Goes

I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me.  Psalm 13:6


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Card Class and a Sneak Peek

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Brrr is it cold or what?!  Not freezing cold as the east coast nevertheless there has definitely been a change here in northern California.
I wanted to share some pics from my class last week.  I can't believe how many times I've sat down to start this post and life kept getting in the way (kwim??)  Anyway, I told the ladies I was going to put them on my blog so best keep my word! (Hello Britteny!!)

I had 12 fun ladies attend class!  

I set up stations (Embossing & Die-cutting with the Cuttlebugs, Embossing Powder and Stamping) 

Fun time!

 Here is a pic of the cards we made!

Sneak peak of January Class

This CAS Thanks card could easily be mass produced and just change up the sentiment die for a different occasion!  The thanks die is from Lawn Fawn and the designer paper is from Simple Stories.
This is a sneak peek at one of the 4 cards we will be making in my January class at the lss. Perfect time to make some thank you cards, right!?  We will be doing 2 winter "thanks" cards and 2 all occasion "thanks" and my plan is to do 2 masculine and 2 that are more on the feminine side. This photo doesn't show the kraft colored embossed woodgrain paper well at all.  We just got it at Scrapper's Edge and it is 12x12, it also comes in black and gray. The texture is subtle and I think adding a little bit of ink over it would make it stand out better in the photo (hmmmm, the creative juices are beginning to flow... lol! ) The paper will be perfect for scrapbooking those masculine/outdoorsy layouts, too!  What do ya think?

Well thanks for visiting!  Have a great day and stay warm!

Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart.      Psalm 32:11


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Card Full of Thanks and belated Congrats to my team!

Hello again Delightful Friends and Family,
I am supposed to be doing some work around the house instead of posting a card! Just couldn't help myself when I saw this sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday #192!  Easy peasy and I was wanting to try this stamping technique using different "thank you" stamps.  Hope you like my results!

Stamps: Paper Smooches; Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities Oval (scallop and regular) and Lawn Fawn Stitched leaves. Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Field Greens mid-tone and Archival Jet Black
Base: Neenah Desert Storm, Bazzill Card Stock, not sure about the maker of the designer paper, it was in a Key Ingredient Kit from Taylored Expressions a couple of years ago.

Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy your day.

If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples.  You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.  John 8:31-32

PS.  I'm a little bit late on this but CONGRATULATIONS to the World Series Champions: San Francisco Giants!  That's my team!!! Yay!! What a crazy season! And what a great series with the Kansas City Royals - very exciting! 
Madison Bumgarner (top)
Jeremy Affeldt and Brandon Crawford (below)