Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christian Paper Crafts Challenges

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Here are a couple of challenges from the Design Team at Christian Paper Crafts.
The first one is the Color Monday #80 challenge which is inspired by this picture
and the colors are red, hunter green, taupe/tan, and a neutral.
Here is my card for the color inspiration challenge (thanks to Miss Boo!!)
Color Monday Card ingredients:
Paper: Girls Paperie, Tinsel & Twig; Card Stock: Taylored Expressions (base and red), Bazzill, green; Ink: Archival Ink, Olive; Distress Ink: Aged Mahogany; Stamps: Taylored Expressions: Christmas Blessing set; Embellishments: ColorStories, adhesive pearls; Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 1, Scallop Eyelet border die, Taylored Expressions;
Here is challenge #2 and it's our fabulous Sketch Tuesday Challenge #80 (Gloria, you rock on the sketches!!) I took some liberties on this sketch with Gloria's blessing (tee-hee!)

Sketch Tuesday challenge card ingredients:
Paper: 3 Bugs in a Rug "Snow Much Fun" Card stock: Green, Bazzill; Red, Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient kit; Stamp: Taylored Expressions, Wings of Joy; Embellishments: Stampendous Diamond Dot Stickers; Stickles, Icicle; Copics: C1, E00, E19, E33, E37, B12, G07, G85, R59, RV17, Y08, YG67, YG95; SMOOCH: Sassy Pink, Azure, Green

Well, thanks for looking and you know what? It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Hey stay tuned more to come this week or even better yet, head over to Christian Paper Crafts and see all the fabulous card and scrapbook challenges! That's right the new monthly scrapbook challenges have been posted!!!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Play Date Cafe Anniversary #2

Hello Delightful Friends and Family! This is just a quickie post! I loved the colors for the challenge at Play Date Cafe and so I'm playing along again. It's their anniversary so I'm celebrating with them this week! I hope you enjoy this fun card #2!

Isn't this card perfect for their one year anniversary!!

As I said this will be quick so here are the ingredients:
Stamps: Penny Black (Cinnamon) and Inkadinkado (sentiment)
Ink: Memento, Rich cocoa; Distress Ink, Aged Mahogany
Paper: KI Memories (Paisley Parade - Key Ingredients - Taylored Expressions)
Card stock: Papaya puree medium, Festive (Key Ingredients - Taylored Expressions
Embellishments: Ribbon: Taylored Expressions; Smooch: Sassy Pink, Moonlit, Pumpkin; Glossy Accents
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabibilities, Label 6, Cuttlebug
Copic Markers: C1, E00, E33, E97, B12, B24, R20, R83, Y08, YR07

Thanks for looking and love your delightful comments! Have a wonderful week.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Anniversary Play Date Cafe!

Welcome to my Delightful friends and family!!

So glad you've stopped by. This week has been a week of celebration for the gals at the Play Date Cafe blog and congratulations are in order! They are celebrating their first year of challenges! They have a week of guest designers from Unity Stamp Company so head over there and check out the inspiration!! Here is the color challenge this week. Something bright and festive!

My stamp from Penny Black (Light the Night) is ready for the party to get started! I was inspired by the pink and orange in this color combo and I just happened to have the perfect paper from DCWV Sweet Stack! The sentiment is a stamp from Unity Stamp Co (Mix up of Cuteness set); Ink is Memento, Rich Cocoa.

I used my Copic markers to color the party girl and added Stickles and Smooch acrylic accent ink for some highlights and to give the shoes the just right color! The adhesive pearls are from KaiserCraft and the card stock is from Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient kit as is the ribbon. I used a border punch from Fiskars at the top of the card with the pattern paper going in the opposite direction for interest. Finished card is 5.5 x 4.25

Copics used: C1, E00, E37, R59, R20, R32, RV13, RV17, YR07

Thanks for looking and be sure to congratulate the DT at PDCC this week!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Taylored Expressions Christmas Blast From the Past Blog Hop

Welcome Delightful friends and family!!

If you've come from Monika's M.A.D. Stamper you are on the right blog hop path! If not the list of participants are at the end of this post!

It's time for another fun Blast from the Past blog hop with Taylored Expressions! I'm sure you are enjoying all the gorgeous Christmas cards and projects featuring the past Christmas stamps! Be sure and visit Taylored Expressions for some fabulous video tutorials called "12 DAYS OF HANDCRAFTED CHRISTMAS"

Back to the HOP: Here is the sketch we are inspired with by Sankara Wegeman so I used it for my first card and the second card is inspired by the TESC#131.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the hop!

Stamp Set: Wings of Joy

Details #1 card: Pattern Paper: BoBunny (Winter Joy Brrr); Card Stock: Bazzill, Paper Accents glittered card stock; Inks: Memento, Rich Cocoa and Distress Ink, Milled Lavender; Embellishments: Queen & Co adhesive pearls, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam, bordeaux; Tools: Marvy Uchida Scallop Circle punch; Spellbinders Nestabilities, Classic Scallop Circles; Copic Markers: G07, YG67, YG85, V04, V12, C1, Y17, R59, B12. Finished card 4.25" x 5.5"

Stamp set: Christmas Blessings TESC#131

Details card #2: Pattern Paper: The Girls' Paperie, Tinsel & Twig; Card stock, Bazzill and white Neenah; Inks: Archival Ink, Crimson and Distress Ink, Aged Mahogany; Embellishments: Ribbon, Taylored Expressions and ColorStories adhesive pearls, white; Tools: Scalloped eyelet Border, Taylored Expressions, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One. Finished card 4.25" x 5.5"

Now go on and visit with Banu's Stamping with Passion to see what delightful creation she has to share!

Thanks again for visiting and I look forward in reading your delightful comments!!

Have a fantastic weekend!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sketch Tuesday - Lots of love!

Hello my Delightful friends and family!
I just got a new stamp and couldn't wait to try it out!! We are getting so much new merchandise at Scrapper's Edge that I can hardly contain myself!! I have to exercise so much self control that it hurts! (I wish that kind of exercise did a body good!) You should see all the new stuff that came in today, oh goodness gracious - I'm like a child in a candy store! But lets get back to the card at hand (on screen, at screen...) The card is inspired by the sketch that Gloria has provided at Christian Paper Crafts for Sketch Tuesday (#79) (I haven't finished Color Mondays card which the challenge is blue and yellow with cream or white, that is next on the craft agenda!)


Here is my take on the sketch and my new stamp from Penny Black's line and it's called Sweet Thing - isn't that the cutest!

Here are the Copic markers I used to color that sweet thang! (I was too lazy to type them all out so I took a picture instead, my fingers don't need to lose the weight. Ha!)

The finished card is 5-1/2 x 4-1/4. Nearly all the ingredients are from my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient kit from July (KI Memories Paisley Parade, Designer Paper, card stock, ribbon) Stamp: Penny Black; Ink: Memento, rich cocoa; Distress Ink: Aged Mahogany; Smooch pearlized acrylic accent paint, Moonlit (white);Spellbinders Nestablilities classic scallop circles; Cuttlebug; Scallop border die, Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for looking, hope you're enjoying lots of love - Here is a verse I'd like to leave with you tonight and pray that it will bless you this week.

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16

Thanks for looking and I look forward to reading your delightful comments!
PS: Be sure and check back on Thursday for the Blast From the Past Blog Hop featuring Taylored Expressions Christmas stamps from the past! I'll have two fun cards to share with you all.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Hello delightful friends and family!!

If a picture paints a thousand words, then I have quite a few thousand to share... (I tried to make the layout of pictures be normal looking but I give up!! click to enlarge)

From pony rides, (Riley)

to serious face painting (Jakob)

to chillin' with Poppa

and picking out a pumpkin...

The three amigos and a dog.

Can I have this one?

big man, little man...

Addy wanted to walk in the opposite direction...

No, that's not a pumpkin undercover that is grandbaby #4! I had to sneak that picture in!

It was a good day at the pumpkin patch! And yes, I was there - behind the camera as usual.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Showing Some Gratitude

Hello my dear delightful friends and family!

Can you believe it's already the middle of October, NO WAY!! It just can't be, but the calendar doesn't lie! And it's been over a week since I've posted! Good grief, I've been a slacker! How many days until Christmas?? There are so many things I want to make and the time is getting away from me!!

I guess I've been a bit on the busy side with family and church so I've not been too crafty here of late. Well, I have been, just perhaps not taking the time to post due to time management! And now I've got a whopper of a cold which I really don't have time for! Trusting the Lord to heal my throat before Sunday.

I've had an exhausting week but a blessed one too! My dear friend Abby sent me a CARE package full of delightful crafty odds and ends for cardmaking and scrapbooking. And a beautiful tag that I'll be putting in my Bible to keep my place in the Gospel of John which we are studying at Christian Paper Crafts. The verse on the tag is from Psalm 46:10 "Be Still and know that I am God." God certainly has been speaking to my heart and continues to prove Himself faithful, what a blessing it is to serve Him. THANK YOU ABBY!! You just don't realize the encouragement I feel knowing people are praying for me.

Well here is the color and sketch challenges this week at Christian Paper Crafts! I managed to combine the two in one card (is that great time management or what?!)

CPC Color Monday#78 Inspiration

Sketch Tuesday #78 at Christian Paper Crafts

Here is my list of ingredients:
Designer Paper, Cream card stock and ribbon is from Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Sept. kit (Crate Paper, Restoration) Card stock, Bazzill; Stamp: Inkadinkadoo, Filligree Fall set; Ink: Memento, rich cocoa; EK Success corner rounder; Copics: E19, E97, R59, YR18, YR23, Y17, YG67

Thanks for looking! Have a delightful weekend and God bless!


Monday, October 4, 2010

For my Sew Crafty Friends!

Good Morning!

Hope all my crafty Delightful friends and family had a great weekend! My family is very excited our fav team has made the playoffs! Go Giants!! Whoo-hoo!! I know that has nothing to do with paper crafts but I just had to give them a shout out!!

Here is my card for Fun on Friday (#73 using bling) thanks for the fun challenge Jonia!! AND Color Monday (#76) from last week (blue and brown) thanks Miss Boo! I've been having problems uploading my card at Christian Paper Crafts because we've changed servers and the "bugs" are being worked out in the gallery. Well, I need to get to work so following the card are the ingredients! Have a fantastic Monday!!

Ingredients: Designer Paper: DCWV, Linen Closet; Cardstock: SU! and Neenah bright white (for image and sentiment); Stamp: Unity Stamp Co, Sew Crafty; Ink: Memento, rich cocoa; Buttons, Basic Grey; Ric Rak, Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit; Rhinestones, Queen & Co; Copics: E00, E33, Y11, B12, B52, W1; Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam, Espresso Bean; Spellbinders Nestabilities label Six.

Thanks for looking!!