Thursday, April 9, 2015

Great Job!

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

It's a beautiful day in our neck of the woods!  The sun is streaming in through the windows, oh wait, through dirty windows, oh yuck!  I think that means not only is spring here but spring cleaning, too!  I did find a moment last night to color (yay!) and make a card.  I will be sharing this at Simon Says Stamps(April Showers bring Spring Flowers) and Word Art Wednesday #178 Anything Goes.

Here is my colorful encouragement card:

I was inspired by the way the Designer (Nancy Penir) offset her flower to the side of her tag on her card.  But I was too late to play!

I've colored with Copic Markers and the tag is from the Tim Holtz Alterations Tag Collection Die set, the image is from Sizzix Stephanie Ackerman  Flowers #5 stamp and die set and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches - Good Gab.  The embossing folder is also a Stephanie Ackerman Sizzix product called Borders and Flowers. I've stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Archival Jet Black ink (sentiment)

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a blessed day.

The heavens declare His righteousness,
And all the peoples see His glory.  Psalm 97:6


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Today's Blessing!

Hey  Delightful Friends and Family!
Just a quick post to share a card. All four of the grandkids are coming over and I think my crafty time will be  limited for today! There will not be one dull moment :-) Maybe they will be still enough for me to snap a few pictures though.

Here is my CAS card and the picture is terrible!  I gave the card away for a fundraiser already so I cannot retake the picture (bummer!).
 The background paper is from Kaiser Craft Blue Bay Collection and the Spellbinder Floral Cutting Plate is this gorgeous design I cut from a Pearlized (Natural) card stock from Scrapper's Edge. We use this paper often for the wedding invitations that are designed.  I thought it would look so pretty over the lacy designer paper.  Blessings is a Paper Smooches stamp (Good Gab) and I used the Lawn Fawn stitched border die to add the dotted lines.

I will be sharing this at Word Art Wednesday #178 and Paper Smooches both are Anything Goes this week!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a fun day, I sure plan to! 

Then He said to His disciples, "the harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  Matthew 9:37


Friday, April 3, 2015

Watercolor Tea Set - Seize the Birthday and WAW#177

Hello Delightful friends and family!
My last post I shared a card that I colored with Copic Markers and I used the same sweet image in this card but I colored with watercolors.  This is my first attempt at coloring a stamped image with watercolors, not too bad for a beginner but there is always room for improvement! This is the birthday card I gave to my daughter Kelly.  I will be sharing this at Seize the Birthday and Word Art Wednesday.  Both challenges are Anything Goes.
So here goes:

I used the textured side of the Ranger Watercolor paper and the stamp & sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.  I'm not sure what brand the watercolors are but they are very inexpensive and I did use a few Prismacolor watercolor pencils for some of the image.  I used Wink of Luna (gold) and Glossy Accents to embellish.

Thanks for visiting!

As we celebrate Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, I hope you will consider reflecting on the great price our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ paid to redeem us from the penalty of sin and death and it's through believing in Him we have eternal life.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Friday, March 27, 2015

If Life Gives You Lemons - #thedailymarker30day

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Well, we are definitely in spring!  You know how I know?  I spent last evening at my grandson's Little League practice!  I even pulled out a glove and played catch with him, thankfully he is just 8 years old, I'm just a tad bit rusty!  I thought for sure I'd be be sore all over today but I'm not!  (thank you, Lord!)
Here is a card I did for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge #thedailymarker30day
I colored this with Copics and the stamp is from Taylored Expressions.  I did one more with watercolors but it is still in my camera and I made that one for my daughter's birthday yesterday (Happy Birthday Kelly!)

Isn't this paper cute, it's from Echo Park.

I will be sharing this at Word Art Wednesday #176.

Thanks for visiting and hope you take time today to smell the roses and sip some tea (or coffee)!  Can't wait to share what I've been coloring!  Hopefully I'll be able to post that tonight when I finish.

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  Luke 12:32


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Coffee Right Meow!

Hello Delightful friends and family,
This week is really flying by can't believe it's already Wednesday!  We got our much needed rain on Monday and Tuesday.
I'm off from working at the lss for the week but I'll have my grandkids after school today and Friday and lots to do inbetween.  Our church collected diapers and wipes for our local Pregnancy Care Center for the last 3 weeks so we have LOTS of cases of diapers to deliver on Thursday.  Can't wait to see their faces :-)
I've been busy coloring and will be linking this up at #thedailymarker30day it's a challenge blog to color something and share for 30 days.  I haven't done 30 days (lol) but I've enjoyed the daily inspiration from Kathy Racoosin.

I've used a stamp set from Taylored Expressions called "If Cats Could Talk" and the die is new from Tim Holtz called Fresh Brewed, I've embossed the cozy with a Stephanie Ackerman embossing folder from Sizzix. The card is a very simple layout design and I can see myself making a few of these just changing out the color of the card stock and maybe adding more faux stitching or liquid pearls to embellish. I've colored with Copics, love the kitty's expression (it's interchangeable!).  Fun!  The stitched word bubble is #2 from Spellbinders.

I will be sharing this at Word Art Wednesday #176 Anything Goes

Have a great week and thanks for visiting!

And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9


Friday, March 20, 2015

Are you feeling it? Spring is just around the corner!

Hello Delightful friends and family!!
Another beautiful morning although rain is in the forecast for Sunday, we need the rain to get those beautiful flowers though, don't we!  Here is a flower card FOR YOU , especially for those who aren't experiencing Spring weather.  Hard to believe it's Spring when you watch the weather channel!

Here is a card I made and will be sharing at Word Art Wednesday this week.  It's the Faux Ceramic Tile technique I've learned at the Online Card Classes.  Here is my sample, hope you like it!

I've used a Taylored Expressions Die (2) the flower and circle center, chipboard (not happy with regular white heavy chipboard but it worked this time and I'll explain in another post - much better results using Inchies), Avery Elle sentiment, Lawn Fawn stitched scallop die. Avery Elle pigment ink and clear embossing powder and Archival black ink.

Thanks for visiting! Have a terrific Friday!

O LORD our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!  Psalm 8:9 


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Just a Note - a watercolor technique

Hello Delightful friends and family!
It's a gorgeous day here on the north coast of California!  Spring is definitely around the corner, our trees are budding and my wisteria is looking so pretty!  I must admit our winter has been extremely mild and I feel so bad for our east coast friends and family.  I hope and pray you are beginning to see some signs of spring!

I have a card to share that was inspired by Sandy Allnock's card and watercolor technique she calls Faux Glazed Glass.  I didn't use the same supplies and had to improvise and use what I had on hand, but I was happy with the results so thank you Sandy for the inspiration!!  This background is  watercolor that is layered with reds, orange and pinks (dried in between layers of color), with very little black and then some gold Perfect Pearls to add gold veins of color throughout.  I cut it down to make the square background and used some of the leftover paper to die cut the butterfly.  Beneath the pretty butterfly is a black butterfly mimicking the shadow.

The stamped and gold embossed sentiment is from Paper Smooches and the butterfly is a Spellbinder Shapeabilities die, the watercolor paper is from Ranger.  I will be sharing this card at Word Art Wednesday #175 Anything Goes.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Who is wise and understanding among you?  Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.                      James 3:13