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) 


Thankful for Blessings

Hello Delightful friends and family!
We celebrated our youngest granddaughter's 4th birthday tonight!  Cannot believe she is already four.  I'll share a picture of her and the card I made her later.  She is a cutie pie!
Here is a card that I'll be sharing at Card Concepts #22 (inspiration photo below) I think my style on this is a combination of clean layers and freestyle collage. I will also be sharing this at Word Art Wednesday #157.  It's Anything Goes at WAW every week.  Fun inspiration at both sites.

Inspiration photo:

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the rest of the week :-)

He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.  2 Corinthians 5:21


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Be Merry (monochromatic class)

Hello Delightful friends and family!
I know!  Two posts and two cards in one day!! I'm so far behind in sharing but I've been pretty busy with home, work and church too.  I'm hoping to still get into the craft room at some point but I have a wedding to go to in just a little bit first.  Here is another card we made in the class I taught this week at Scrapper's Edge.
I will be entering this at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #131 (Using non-traditional colors).
Sister Act Card Challenge #80 Anything Goes

Stamps: Greeting Farms - Keep Cozy; Lawn Fawn - Peace Joy Love (sentiment)
Paper: Bazzill Card Stock, Neenah bright white
Border Punch: EK Success - Scallop Diamond
Copics to color
Inks: Archival - Crimson; Memento Tuxedo Black
Clear Embossing powder

Thanks for visiting!!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend, I'm off to a wedding!

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.  The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous.  Psalm 19:9


Just a Note

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
We are having quite the downpour here in our neck of the woods.  We certainly have needed the rain so it is a welcome sight.  Just hoping it doesn't affect the power because we've got a pretty strong wind with this rain. It's a nice day to stay inside curled up with a good book or in my case I'm hoping to get into my craft room soon.
 Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful change of the scenery with the autumn colors!  I've been  inspired by all the autumn cards I've been seeing!

Here is one of the cards I did for a class this week which fits right into the Fall theme.  I love sunflowers and this sunflower stamp is a set from Technique Tuesday.  I've embossed it using Copper embossing powder from Ranger.  The sentiment is Paper Smooches.  I've used Copper Sheen Card Stock for the top layer and I really like the look of the tone-on-tone with the matching embossing powder.  Such an elegant look for a CAS card and just think of all the different sentiments that could be used!
I will be entering this card at:
Word Art Wednesday (Anything Goes #155)

Here are some pictures of the sweet ladies taking my class this week at Scrapper's Edge.

Thanks for visiting!!  

Therefore He (Jesus) is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.  
Hebrews 7:25


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Silent Night Card

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

Here is a sample of one of the cards I made for a class I have coming up in November, it's perfect for two challenges I saw online today.
Word Art Wednesday #154 - Anything Goes using an Our Daily Bread Designs stamp
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Blog  #130 - Silent Night

I've used silver embossing powder for the sentiment and on the snowflake (Spellbinder die). I've embossed the snowflake multiple times to add dimension and embellished the center with an acrylic white snowflake and a sequin.  I've added a red ribbon for an added bonus of an ornament.  I've affixed the snowflake with a repositionable adhesive Zot.  The stamp from ODBD is from a set called Blessed Christmas.

The embossing folder is from Sizzix  (Snowflake #6).  Neenah bright white card stock and Bazzill red card stock are the papers I've used.

Thanks so much for looking!  

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!  Psalms 34:8