Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sugar 'n Spice and don't forget the Puppy dog tails!

I've been scrapbooking pictures that have been older photos of the grandbabies. So I thought I'd post some current pics. This was taken yesterday of the three. Can you believe it, they sat still for a photo, of course Poppa was behind me making faces at them!

Jakob (age 3-1/2 )

Riley Ann (2-1/2 yrs)

Addy (15 months)

Yes, they are a D-E-L-I-G-H-T! And yes, I'm a proud G-R-A-M-M-I-E! And we are expecting another granddaughter early November and we are very excited!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blog Candy Info for a Worthy Cause: HEART TO HEART

Good Morning and welcome to Delightful Details!

At the end of this post is a card that I will be sending:

To the Staff at the Artman Home
250 N. Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

It's for a very worth cause bringing attention to those who are so faithful in caring for those afflicted with Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer’s Association does a great job and finding way to fund raise for research and to spread the word about the disease and how widespread it has become. This card drive is an effort to thank the silent victims---those who work every day so that someone they love (and sometimes someone they don’t even know well) can survive another one. I hope you will participate in this card drive to help a whole bunch of caregivers feel appreciated for all that they do.


To see all the complete details visit CAMMIE' S BLOG

You will be amazed at all the sponsors for this blog candy. Just to name drop a few:

Gina K Designs, Taylored Expressions, Paper Craft Magazine, Verve, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Stamping Bella, Spellbinders... the list is huge! Some individuals sharing their talents are: Theresa Momber, Jessica Fick, Dawn Lusk, Belinda Langler... the list goes on of very talented paper crafters!


My card is inspired by the Sketch Tuesday Challenge at CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS (thanks Jennipher for another wonderful sketch this week!)

Here are the details:

Basic Grey designer paper (Max and Whiskers), Bazzill cardstock, Neenah white cardstock, Inkadinkadoo stamp(Filigree Fall), Memento ink (rich cocoa), Adirondack dimensional pearls (terra cotta); Punches: EK Success corner rounder, Marvy Uchida small blossom; Embossing folder: Victoria, Cuttlebug


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Colors, masking technique

Happy Saturday to you!! Welcome back Delightful friends and family!!
I'm on a roll, three layouts in the month of September (whoo-hoo!!) AND they are of each grandchild, no favorites shown here!! :-) I'd best get busy because another one is due the first week of November!
This layout is for the challenge at Christian Paper Crafts by the Scrapbook Specialists. Each month will be a different technique to try. This month is MASKING. So I punched out some leaves (embossed leaf punch made by Marvy Uchida) and "masked away" using a Adirondack Dabber (Hazelnut) and a paint brush to blend a bit making the bottom border of my layout. Then I added the buttons (Foof a La Bag of Buttons) in a sequence to give the border more of a finished look, I've strung them using hemp cording (Darice). The Designer Paper is from BoBunny called "U Bug Me Dot" and the cardstock is either Bazzill or Paper Accents (or both!)


The Alphas are by The Dream Street Papers Company

Close up of the border and also I've handwritten (Zig black pen) the journaling because I think it personalizes it - I don't always do this but probably 90% of the time I do. I love seeing my grandmothers handwriting so I think it will make it special in the future. The metal leaf brads I've had for a while and I'm sorry I'm not sure who made them.

Well, I think that's it for the day. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Please remember the Lord's Day and spend some time enjoying the fellowship with other believers as you worship the King of kings and take time to love the Lord with all your heart!! To God be all the glory!

Thanks for stopping by and I love reading your delightful comments!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fashionably Late!

Hello Delightful friends!

Yes, I'm late in posting a couple of challenges but my new stamp is a fun Apple Doodle Ink line called Fashionably Late from Taylored Expressions. Don't you think this "little" lady is just the cutest?!! Now she is far from being a Diva and don't get mad at me, but she looks a lot like a few elderly church ladies that I've known! (Yikes, no offence to anyone and the ones I'm thinking of have passed on) I definitely have plans to update her look!! Okay... back to the challenges: Christian Paper Crafts
Color Monday (Red, Brown, Yellow, white or black) and our Sketch Tuesday (below)
CPC-CM75 and CPC-ST75

Inside sentiment

Here are some details about the card:
LOTS of paper piecing! Oh my goodness, that was challenging but fun too.
Designer Paper: Echo Park (Walk in the Park and the TE Key Ingredients); Bazzill cardstock and DCWV cardstock stack - Pastel; Ink: Palette, black (sentiment) & Distress Ink, aged mahogany (for blending around the edges of yellow cardstock); Spellbinders, Nestabilities scallop circles; Cuttlebug, Embossing folder (stitching border); Marvy Uchida small scallop circle punch & EK Success flower punch; Pearls, ColorStories; Sunflower brad (stash) COPICS: W1, E33, R20, R29, R37, Y11, YR23; Glam, Tattered Angels - Espresso Bean (for shoes) the picture doesn't show that they are shiny brown because of the camera flash.
Stay tuned for our BIBLE VERSE THURSDAY coming soon!! Have a great day!!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Play Date Cafe #47

If you are looking for the Blast From the Past (Taylored Expressions Blog Hop) please scroll down!

Hello Delightful friends and family! Here is another color challenge from the Play Date Cafe ladies. Boy was this a challenge!!! It took me quite a while to figure out how to incorporate these colors into a card, but I persevered and had some fun and did it! Hope you like it - it is definitely, well let's say vibrant in it's colors! (btw, I loved this inspiration picture, don't you?) Ok, got to hurry up, dh is waiting so following the card will be the list of ingredients. Thanks so much for looking!

Paper: (designer paper) Imaginese, Birthday Bash line; Bazzill cardstock, Neenah white cardstock for images; Stamps: TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS, Make a Wish set; Ink, Palette, black; Copics: BG18, BG52, BG45; YG23, YG07, R29. Adirondack Dimensional Pearls (Bottle, Espresso) Spellbinders, Nestabilities Labels Nine.

Thanks again for looking and leaving a delightful comment and God bless!! Have a happy week.


Welcome to the September Blast from the Past Blog Hop!!

Welcome to all my delightful friends, new and old alike!! Hope you are enjoying all the beautiful creations from past Taylored Expression stamp sets!! If you came here by accident (or Divine intervention!) you will want to start from the beginning HERE, if you have come from the very creative blog of Charmaine , then you are in the right place!!

Here is my card and I'm celebrating the hop with a spot of CreativiTea. (I LOVE this set.) Ever since I ordered these stamps, I've been wanting to do a Christmas tea. Love holiday teas. I've also used the sentiment from Care & Comfort. I'm going to figure out a holiday project to make for our Ladies Ministry tea with this set! So many PossibiliTeas!!

Here are the ingredients and recipe to my card.
I used the above sketch as inspiration and all of the designer paper is the Basic Grey "Jovial" series. The cardstock is from the Taylored Expressions August 2010 Key Ingredient kit. I've used three different dies and my Cuttlebug (Provo): Spellbinders Nestablilites Label Nine, Tim Holtz Alterations (Sizzix) Brackets and Taylored Expressions Scalloped Eyelet Border Die. The ink I chose for the stamps is Memento, rich cocoa and I've used the Distress Ink, aged mahogany to distress around the edges (sentiment die, bracket die). The embellishments: Ribbon (Offray); poinsettia (my stash); Button (Foofala Bag o'buttons). I also used dimensionals to pop the sentiment and teapot. The finished card size is 5.5" x 5.5"

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a delightful comment, now you are off to enjoy LESA at Punkydoodle Papers (isn't that the cutest name for a blog!)

Go grab another cup tea and enjoy the rest of the hop!!
God bless!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Scrappin' some Attitude

Hello Delightful friends and family!!
I'm blessed you've come by for a visit, this is a long post with pics and I don't know if you are even interested in the different techniques I've done on this layout but I'm going to share anyway ;-)
First I do want to share that this is a challenge for the CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS new scrapbooking monthly challenges. So be sure and head over there and check out all the other fantastic layout challenges! This one is called "A Bit Of This and That" Here is the recipe for this fun challenge:
1 - 12 x 12 cardstock
1- 9.75 circle pattern paper
1 - 9 x 7 pattern paper
1 - 5 x 7 pattern paper
1 - 1.5 x 12 pattern paper
Chipboard flourishes
Alpha Title
Journaling spot
1- 4 x6 picture
All patterned (designer) paper is from the Girls Paperie line called Paper Girl, the base cardstock is Bazzill and the pink altered flowers are punched with an EK Success blossom punch and the paper is from DCWV, pastel cardstock. Most edges were distressed with my handy dandy Heidi Swapp edge distresser. There is a small border of pink that was made with a Taylored Expression scalloped eyelet die.

"Mostly" handmade flowers.

The base of these flowers is a store bought white flower (Making Memories) and I used Tattered Angels "Glam" in Organic Garden to give them the green glimmered look. The blossoms were first punched out using a large scallop circle (Marvy Uchida) then I cut the circle into a "spiral" and begin to roll up starting on one end working your way to the end, let it relax and see the blossom develop, I added Glossy Accents to adhere in a couple of places and to adhere to the green flower base. To the very center of the flower I added a "glob" of the Glossy Accents then add the pearl (ColorStories brand) There are some great tutorials out in blogland for handmade flowers so the sky (or garden) is the limit!

Be sure to click to enlarge to see the detail on the flourishes. I didn't have any chipboard flourishes so I had to improvise. I found a couple of stickers (BoBunny, top; Basic Grey, bottom) and attached them to a piece of chipboard and very patiently (maybe) and meticulously cut them out. The next steps were trial and error but I liked the result. I painted each of the flourishes with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio paint, blank canvas (aka white!), dried with heat gun to speed up the process, so much for my patience ;-) then painted with Distress Crackle Paint (old paper), heat gunned to dry, then "glammed" with the Tattered Angels Organic Garden Glam, heat gunned to dry again. I used the sanding block around the edges then distressed with ink, (aged Mahogany). Finally, I attached to the layout with Glossy Accents and dimensionals.

Down the homestretch!

EK Success blossom punch shaped this flower. I used the Victoria embossing folder then sanded to bring out the white, then used Distress Ink (aged mahogany) around the edges to "antique it" the green leaves are actually a large flower I "glammed" and cut apart to look like leaves. The center of this flower was made with a small scallop circle punch (Marvy Uchida) and two circle punches (EK Success). I attached the two circles with glossy accents and the darker color had been "glammed" and made "glossy" with the Glossy Accents just for a little interest.

Bless your heart if you made it to the end!! I hope that you've gotten a little bit of inspiration! This layout was made with love and the picture was taken almost a year ago, so my little granddaughter Addy has changed quite a bit! I really need to get some updated pics off of my computer and into my hands!
Hope you'll leave a delightful comment!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Riley Ann - Too Cool & Scrapbook Specialists!

Hi there Delightful friends and family!

Here is a layout I did of our sweet little granddaughter Riley Ann. This was taken a year ago August after the County Fair, we are in the car heading home and she is having some fun with the sun glasses! I can't believe a year has gone by! She is now talking up a storm and will be three in December!

I want to invite you over to Christian Paper Crafts for our fabulous NEW SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGES, the team of SPECIALISTS are doing a fantastic job in getting the creative juices flowing! I promise you'll be inspired! They are making the challenges a month long so it's going to be fun seeing all the creations pouring in from all over blogland. I'll be back later with the weekly challenges - be sure and check us out for inspiration and encouragement!

Thanks for looking and hope to read a delightful comment - they are so sweet!

God bless!

Ingredients for the layout:

Designer Paper, diecut paper & journal tag: My Minds Eye "Sophie"; Bazzill cardstock; Maya Arts Crochet Ribbon; Robin's Nest Dew Droplets;


Friday, September 10, 2010

Bustin' out in Pink with the Play Date Cafe

Hello Delightful friends and family!! A quick post tonight. Another week has gone by and a new challenge from the PLAY DATE CAFE BLOG and here it is:

This week's 'color splash' is a bit
different than the others I've done
We get a
choice of 3 different colors
to go with the base of
Black & White with.....
Pink, Copper or Gold.

And I chose pink!! This is my week for pink isn't it! My last post the card was pink and gray!!
Creative Cuts and More is sponsoring this weeks challenge.


I hope you'll click to enlarge to see the embossing and the details.

Here are the ingredients:
Paper: DCWV, Nana's Nursery (baby girl), black cardstock, Bazzill, white cardstock, SU!
Stamp: Verve
Ink: Palette, black; Distress Ink, Worn Lipstick
Embellies: pearls, ColorStories brand
Tools: Cuttlebug, EF Victoria; Spellbinders Nestabilites Label Six; Martha Steward border punch
Inkessentials blending tool.

Thanks so much for looking and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I plan to be back with another card from our Bible Verse Thursday and Fun on Friday challenges at Christian Paper Crafts but I really need to prepare for the John Bible Study first! Then I'll get to visit the craftroom!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Convivial Tea Party Anyone?

Hello delightful friends and family,
So, I've pulled out my Thesaurus to find as many synonyms for a word that I promised I wouldn't use in this post! (check the end of the last post, if you are confused!)
So, here goes.... Well, todays card gave so much pleasure in making! What a great challenge for Sketch Tuesday, it was so entertaining! I love this color combo for the Color Monday challenge of pink and gray (thanks to Miss Boo). I hope you are enjoying some creative inspiration and will find amusement in playing along with us at Christian Paper Crafts. Oh my, this verbage is so not me! So, lets just get on with the card details!
Here is the fabulous sketch from Jennipher (so many possibilities):

CPC-CM73 and CPC-ST-73

I kept my card very true to the sketch, but you could easily flip it. You'll have to click to enlarge to see the stitching (I'm getting braver about that and my machine is cooperating nicely!)It helps to thread the machine correctly! (Ha!) Do you like my teapot, isn't it the cutest! I paper pieced it and I love how it worked out, I just stamped it on the patten paper then carefully cut it out! I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 9 to cut out the gray cardstock, then embossed it, then keeping the die in place, inked the edges uses a blending tool by Inkessentials before stamping the label (TE) and placing the teapot. I added pearls (ColorStories) to the top corner as an embellishment to finish it off.
The pattern paper is DCWV Nana's Nursery (girl), the gray is DCWV pastel cardstock, the base of the card is SU! white cardstock. Stamps: Taylored Expressions CreativiTea set (I LOVE THIS SET), Inks: Memento, rich cocoa ink for stamping and Distress Ink, worn lipstick for blending.

Hope your week is convivial!! I told you I got my thesaurus out. Isn't this enjoyable?

Thanks for looking and I can't wait to read your pleasant, witty and delightful comments!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I had some Fun on Friday on Monday...

I know, totally weird title but hope it got your attention!! I did have fun on Monday doing the Fun on Friday challenge, is that better? Well, let me try that again. I made two cards, one for the Fun on Friday challenge and another for the Wednesday CASE Artist challenge at Christian Paper Crafts. So, two cards. I had fun. On Monday....period! And here they are without further ado:

The challenge was to use numbers and a Scripture for the Fun on Friday.CPC-FOF69

The designer paper is JillyBean, DCWV - The Natural Stack, SU cardstock (white); Button is from Gina K Designs, Stamp is Our Daily Bread Designs and I used the Memento rich cocoa ink; EK Success photo corner scallop is the punch I used for the corner accent.

My second card:


This challenge was to choose someone from the Christian Paper Crafts gallery to "Copy And Share Everything" (case) I picked a card made by Candace and you can see her card if you go over to CPC and check out the post for Wednesday Case Artist. Mine is a little different, I added the picket fence and the flower is a little different and also the sentiment (Taylored Expressions - Care and Concern set). But I used the same papers as Candace and changed the color of ribbon. All the ingredients came from the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient kit (October Afternoon Paper - Go Fly A Kite) and the punches are from Martha Stewart (fence) and EK Success (flower). I also used Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 6 and Memento Ink, rich cocoa.

Well, I did have fun! Hope you have been inspired to create something fun too!

Have a wonderful week! I'll be sharing another card tomorrow!!

PS. It was fun, too! :-) Tomorrows post I will try not to use the word fun (tee-hee)


Friday, September 3, 2010

Play Date Cafe and Bible Verse Thursday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

Still trying to get back into the swing of things and it's as if my creative juices have dried up like the creek bed here in town!! My goodness I take off for a week and it's as if my whole crafting rhythm is out of kilter. Well, I will press on and hopefully I'll be reunited with it soon! Ok, I sound like a drama queen, this is not the end of the world for cryin' out loud!

I have two challenges in todays card. The first one is from CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS and Angella's inspirational BIBLE VERSE THURSDAY!! Angie's challenge was to make a card or project with "Thinking of You" being the key idea. But you need to use a Scripture of encouragment on your project. Can you think of another Scripture of encouragement, there are so many!! But I love this one from Romans 8:31! "If God is for us, who can be against us." Wow!! Powerful verse, even more powerful chapter so I ENCOURAGE you to go read the whole chapter of Romans 8!! I've used the verse on the front of the card and the sentiment on the inside says "Thinking of You"

The second challenge is a color challenge from PLAY DATE CAFE CHALLENGE BLOG. They have some of the coolest color challenges, I wasn't able to play last week (doggone it!) but this week I'm back! This week the colors are bold and bright jeweled tones and are inspired by the Guest Designer Sankari Wegman her work is beautiful, I first saw her work at Taylored Expressons and was blown away by her bold and beautiful projects, so be sure and check out her blog!


inside of card

I want to share a little about the finishing work on the card because it's not that noticable but something was just missing (little bit of dimension and interest!) so I've added white dots with Smooch (pearlized accent ink - Moonlit) along the border punch (Fiskars). In hindsight, I would probably just add a straight line rather than try to outline the border. The darker colored border has been accented with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Bordeaux, I also "glammed" the butterflies, then added pearls from KaiserCraft.

Other ingredients:
Paper: Basic Grey (Green at Heart), Bazzill, cardstock; Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs and Inkadinkadoo (inside); Ink: Archival (coffee) and Antique Linen Distress ink for blending the edges; Marvy Uchida, butterfly punch; Spellbinders Nestabilities, Label 9, Cuttlebug

Thanks so much for looking, I'm heading over to the church to prepare for the Gospel of John Bible Study that I share at Christian Paper Crafts. I can hardly believe it's been a year that I've been teaching this!! What a fast year it's been. Hope you'll take a minute to encourage me with a delightful comment. Have a fantastic day! Thanks again for visiting.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Black & White Color challenge and more....

Wow, long time no post! Sorry it's been over a week and I've not kept the Christian Paper Crafts challenges up-to-date, I've been away due to personal "challenges" but I'm back again and hopefully will be getting back on track with sharing some inspiration to get those creative juices flowing!
First is our Color Monday (CPC-CM72) challenge of Black and White (thanks Jen aka Miss Boo) and then a fun Sketch Tuesday (CPC-ST-72).

Thanks Jennipher for the great sketch this week!

Here is my "card" actually a gift card that I've made. Super easy to make. Plan to make more in the near future, they will be a lot of fun to customize for the gift giving occasions.

outside front with band in place

inside with band removed (Starbucks card not included!)

Paper: Bazzill & DCWV cardstock (no pattern paper was used); Stamps: Inkadinkadoo; Ink: Palette, black; Paint: Studio (Claudine Hellmuth) blank canvas (watered down and with a dabber, inked the white on the black edges); Embellishments: flower, (my stash); pearls, KaiserCraft; Tools: Cuttlebug, EF Divine Swirls; Small scallop circle punch, Marvy Uchida; ScorPal.

Thanks for looking and I hope you'll leave me a delightful comment - it's such a blessing when you comment! Be back soon with another card for Bible Verse Thursday, as you see I'm a little behind!!