Monday, May 30, 2011

What's Cookin'? BLDC19

Hello Delightful friends and family! 
It's been just over a week since I've posted anything crafty!! Yikes!! Where did that week go?  Oh yea, I was working a couple of days at the lss, watched the grandkids 3 days, had dinner for everyone on Saturday plus all the church responsibilities that come with being the pastor's wife. (I'm not complainin' just explainin'!)  So today is my official day off from chores to be crafty and have a little creative fun (I hope!!)  I'm busy working on Design Team projects for Christian Paper Crafts Sweet Summer Reveal on June 15th!
But right now I'm taking a few minutes to share this adorable image from Lori Boyd Designs called Lollipop Lil' Chef.  Isn't she so cute!  I'm following the sketch to enter in this weeks challenge HERE be sure and check out the other adorable cards that were made by the Design Team.
Here are the ingredients to my card:
Design Paper: My Minds Eye: So Sophie; Bazzill and Neenah card stock: American Crafts ribbon; Buttons (my stash!); Spellbinders Nestabilities Scallop Circles; EK Success scallop diamond border punch; Copic Markers: E00, 15, 31, 37; R37; YG95; W1; BG10, 45, 72.  Sentiment Stamp is Taylored Expressions: What's Cookin'? set.

Thanks for looking and please don't forget our fallen service men and pray for their families.
Happy Memorial Day!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

All About Boy

(If you are looking for the Christian Paper Crafts Blog Hop scroll down a post!!)
Hello Delight Friends and Family!
Here is another card featuring these darling Digis from Lori Boyd! Just love these!! They are so fun to color. This is Sunday Best, Landon. He looks like one of the little guys I have in my Sunday School class!! This card is for the challenge "All About BOY" I wanted to create something that could be used for a graduation card or even for someone in the military since Memorial Day is almost here.

BLDC#18 (I was trying to keep it simple but you know how that story goes!! Silly me!)
Here is a list of the "ingredients" I've used: Designer Paper: Reminisce, Stars & Stripes; Bazzill, card stock; Stamp: Inkadinkadoo (sentiment); Ink: Archival, CobaltProvo Craft Embossing Folder (stars); Ribbon and button (stash); Copic Markers: Y00, Y11, Y17, Y21; YR00; R000, R01, R20, R29; E00, E15, E37; B00, B21, B23, B24, B29, B45. EK Success Star punch and Spellbinders, Nestabilities Reversed Wonky Rectangles.

Thanks for looking and have an excellent day!! God bless.

It's Blog Hop Time with Christian Paper Crafts!!

Welcome to this months Christian Paper Crafts Blog Hop featuring the men in our lives! I've been in the scrappy mood, so I've made some layouts that I will be sharing.
This first one features my grandson (he is the little man in my life!) and his love for playing in the dirt and digging for worms!! I've used the BoBunny Designer Paper "U Bug Me!" and the coordinating stickers, Bazzill card stock, and Heidi Swapp brads. I handwrote the journaling.

close-up of journaling and Mr. Worm. FYI: no worms were hurt in this hunting segment. All worms were placed in a nice new home of dirt in a barrell with live plants for safe keeping and will be watered and tended to with care.

My second layout features "Poppa's Posse" our three oldest grandchildren taking a walk with their Poppa (my hero and dh!)

The pics just don't do these justice, the paper and the embellies are so much more vibrant in color in person!

The Designer Paper is My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary" and the fun embellishments are the Icon and Alpha stickers and chipboard from Echo Park "Summer Days" I've used Bazzill card stock and the ribbon is from Taylored Expressions.

I've saved the best for last! I was so blessed to catch this on film. Addy is showing Jakob (older brother) her little boo-boo. And what does big brother do? He shows compassion and kisses that boo-boo to make it all better! Cousin Riley Ann is watching and taking it all in.

The ingredients I've used: Echo Park Designer paper "Summer Time" with the coordinating Alpha and Icon stickers, journaling paper and chipboard, Bazzill card stock, EK Success Round Binding Edge border punch, Circle Scallop border punch. I handwrote the journaling.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

Be sure and join in the hop here and get all the fantastic details at the Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog! There are prizes so head over the the Creative Blog!!! Looking forward in seeing what you will be sharing with us!!

God bless!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fun at the Tot Lot!

It's been a while since I've posted pics of the grandbabies so please indulge me here!! They are growing so fast and I got to have all 4 of them together. It was a beautiful day and Amy, my daughter in law and I, took advantage of the nice day and walked to the little tot lot in town. Next time it will be the big park but for today this was a perfect outing!

From oldest to the youngest:

Jakob age 4

Riley age 3

Addy (she will be 2 in less than a month)

Tucker Lynn (6 months)

Couldn't resist sharing this pic of Jake kissing little sister Addy's boo-boo!

These little darlings had a fun day in the sun and I cannot wait to start scrapbooking these pictures! I am definitely blessed and enjoying God's goodness that He is pouring out on me! To God be the glory!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Welcome to all you delightful blog hoppers!!
Today we are having some fun with the Taylored Expression stamps that were released prior to March 2011. This month the theme is geared toward the guys "Make it Manly." Father's Day is just around the corner so that was my inspiration! I've used the stamp set called In the Park. Love this set (what's not to love about it!!) it has so many fun possibilities to create! I've stamped the park bench onto a piece of Creative Imaginations paper that is licensed by John Deere (does that make it manly or what!) and it looks just like the side of the barn. Of course the picnic lunch basket and pup are sitting on it so it's difficult to see. The Gingham is a piece of designer paper from g.c.d Studios - The Great Outdoors Collection. Thanks to Sankari for supplying the fun sketch to inspire us!

Man's best friend (basket of food AND the dog!)

Other ingredients used: Card stock: Neenah (bright white); Bazzill (Pomegranate, Jacaranda); Ink: Memento, rich cocoa and Palette, black; Images were colored with Copics (sorry all put away so I'm not sure which ones I used); Glossy Accents by Ranger to "weather proof" the basket :-) American Crafts ribbon (and my stash - white ribbon); Spellbinders Nestabilities: Reverse Wonky Rectangles and Standard Circles large.
Here is a CAS card that I CASE'd from Regina Mangum, I've used the Kids At Heart set, I'm having so much fun with these stamps! I've used Bazzill card stock (base) and Neenah (bright white to stamp on. Archival Ink (Crimson), American Crafts ribbon and Spellbinders Nestabilities Reversed Wonky Rectangles are the rest of the ingredients. Clean and simple, fast and easy!!

Thanks for looking and leaving a delightful comment!! Enjoy the rest of the hop, you will find the rest of the participants at the end of the post - grab another cup of coffee and enjoy!

(Don't forget to join the Christian Paper Crafts blog hop featuring the guys on May 22!!)


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Christian Paper Crafts Sneak Peak is here!!

Welcome to this months Sneak Peak for the Father's Day, Memorial Day and Masculine cards featured at Christian Paper Crafts for May 2011!!

I haven't stamped with paint in a while so I thought I'd give it a go and I'm really happy how it turned out. This is just one of the cards I did and if you would like to see some of the other sneak peaks you need to check out this past weeks posts at the CREATIVE BLOG.
I tried hard to keep it simple and I've been trying (really I have) to go a bit more CAS. But as you see.... anywhoo, I did give it a go - unfortunately I just love to add layers and texture! One of my cards featured at the Christian Paper Crafts DT gallery is definitely CAS so if that's the style you like "click" on over there and check it out!

(CPC DTDMay2011) inside verse

Here are my ingredients: Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Much Appreciated set - it was a special edition for Key Ingredient subscribers); Paint: Claudine Hellmuth Studio (Sable brown) and Ranger Dabbers (Lettuce); The sentiment (Father' Day and Psalm 1) were both computer generated. Designer Paper: DCWV (The Green Stack); Bazzill and Neenah card stock; Taylored Expressions Buttons (from KI kit) and Darice Hemp cording. Finished card 4.25 x 5.5

THANKS FOR LOOKING AND DON'T FORGET THE DESIGN TEAM DELIGHTS GALLERY IS REVEALED ON MAY 15TH!! Click on over & check out this months Guest Designers Tami Mayberry and Tenia Nelson!!

Thanks for visiting and hope to read your delightful comments!

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD; And whose hope is in the LORD. Jeremiah 17:7


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My "Gracie" card - BLDC#16

Happy Wednesday you all!!

I hope this card brings a smile to your face. The digis designed by Lori Boyd remind me so much of my girls when they were little and my granddaughters now, I cannot help but love them!

I haven't added a sentiment yet to this one because I couldn't decide if it should be a "Thinking of you" or "Birthday" card! So, the inside is "to be determined." I'm getting quite the collection of these Lollipops By Lori Designs and this cutie patootie is "Gracie." I've followed this sketch challenge for the week, but of course I've taken a few liberties but I love sketches to "jump start" the creative juices flowing!
I just got a new digi named Landon from BYLORiDesigns that I cannot wait to color but it will be for Christian Paper Crafts Father's Day Design Team Delights and you'll have to come over there to check it out! The DT reveal will be on May 15!


Here are the ingredients: Design Paper: My Little Shoebox, Home Tweet Home collection Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah bright white; Accessories: American Crafts, ribbon; Ranger, Liquid Pearls - Peacock; Creative Charms Adhesive Pearls (colored with Copics BG45) Copic Markers: RV02, RV21; E00, E19, E31, E33, E37; C1; G00; R000, R20; BG72; Tools: Marvy Uchida Scallop Oval Punch

Thanks for looking and God bless!! Don't forget to check out the DT reveal on May 15th at Christian Paper Crafts. I will have a sneak peek here on May 14th!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Stretch Your Sketch #8

Surprise surprise! Hope all my delightful friends and family are having a blessed day! What is the surprise? Well... I did a scrapbook page, can you believe it? It's been months since I've done a page AND tomorrow is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY! Does your community have a local scrapbook store that is celebrating? Well, I happen to work at a lss and we are having a tropical theme and having lots of fun planned for the day. I hope you will take time to support your local store!
I did not do a page just because it's NSD but I thought I'd best get myself in gear and start getting my youngest granddaughter's book started. She's already 6 months old (and a darlin' too) . Molly our hostess for Stretch Your Sketch at Christian Paper Crafts chose a fun sketch from Gloria Stengel and this is my take on it!



This is Tucker Lynn at 4 months. She is such a content baby and has a beautiful smile and disposition!

Ingredients: Designer Paper: Echo Park - Little Girl collection (alpha's and diecuts, also); Card Stock, Bazzill (also 1/2" pink ric rak); Crochet Flowers, KaiserCraft; Glitter Buttons, American Crafts; Taylored Expressions, Take Note Frame 3 die; Floss, Anchor brand.

Thanks for looking and leaving a delightful comment! If you can, support a locally owned scrapbook store (there are so few anymore!) tomorrow or better yet every week!! :-)

P.S. If I don't make it back on here before Sunday have a blessed Mother's day all you moms!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A New Day!

Good Morning!! Hope all my delightful friends and family are doing well! This has been a fun week at Christian Paper Crafts as we've been celebrating our 2nd birthday. Hope you've been able to visit the CREATIVE BLOG and have linked your card/project to enter into the festivities. Today's the last day to link up, so don't miss out on qualifying for some wonderful prizes! We have some very generous sponsors!
Here is my card for SKETCH TUESDAY #107 (thanks to Gloria Stengel our designer for a fantastic sketch you can find this sketch if you scroll down a couple of posts)

CPC - ST#107

(truer color in this picture)

(inside of card)

INGREDIENTS: Stamp: Taylored Expressions, Rest and Renewal; Ink: Palette, black and Distress Ink , Peeled Paint used on the inside scallop edge; American Crafts, ribbon. All of the other ingredients came from my ON THE EDGE Kit from Scrappers Edge (the kit we put together at the lss I work at) the designer paper and chipboard flower is made by KaiserCraft (Bubblegum Hills Collection), Bazzill, card stock; Tools: Marvy Uchida, Scallop Circle Punch; EK Success Corner Rounder and I machine stitched around the edges using the zigzag stitch. The finished card is A2.

Thanks for looking and I pray you have a fantastic day!!


Day 3 of the Birthday Celebration at Christian Paper Crafts!

Welcome back and God bless you for visiting today!! This is the 3rd challenge as we celebrate our 2nd Birthday at CPC!! I hope you are joining in our festivities, there are some fabulous prizes to be won!! Check out the details here at the CPC CREATIVE BLOG

Todays challenge is to CASE, Cindy Coutts our founder! Her gallery is amazing! I have to tell off on myself, I was cruising her gallery trying to pick out one card to CASE and I was having a difficult time choosing and it was getting late and I ran across one CAS card (or so I thought) and thought this would be perfect (even though I have a hard time with CAS!!) And was really pleased with the outcome. Then I began looking a little closer and realized Cindy's "card" was really the inside of her card!! Oh brother, did I feel silly!! But that just shows her work is fabulous inside and out. But as I got to thinking about it, the Lord reminded me, that just as Cindy is a new creation in Christ, it is what He has done for her on her inside that really counts! So I got a mini sermon out of making this card! To God be the glory!

Here is my card:


Ingredients: Stamp: Hero Arts (Curly Flowers) Unity (Devoted - Ippity); Ink: Palette, black; Paper: Bazzill card stock, Neenah Bright white, card stock; Scraps of paper to piece the leaves. Copics:RV17, YR07; Ranger Liquid Pearls, Rouge. Finished card: A2

Thanks for looking and leaving a delightful comment! Have a blessed day!!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 2 of the Birthday Celebration

Here is a fun sketch to continue our BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION at CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS. Just link up HERE using this sketch by Gloria Stengel and help us celebrate!! Fun prizes will be awarded on Friday May 6. Deadline to play is May 5! Get all the details at the CPC Creative Blog

Tomorrow there will another fun challenge!

Looking forward in seeing what YOU create!!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Christian Paper Crafts Birthday Blog Hop!!



So glad you've stopped by and I hope you are here hopping through the blogs to help us celebrate our 2nd Birthday at Christian Paper Crafts!! The hop lasts through Wednesday May 4th so you are invited to link up a birthday card and help us celebrate! You'll find a list of prizes (what's a celebration without games and prizes!) and Mr Linky HERE.

Here is my card:

It's a real joy serving as the Bible Study teacher at CPC and I'd love to invite you to join the online study in the Gospel of John with us. We've requested that the devotional and the Bible Study be available to the public so you do not have to be a member to study along. However, I invite you to join the site so that you can comment and share as the Lord leads!

We have a lovely group of ladies who have a desire to glorify the Lord Jesus with their work and encourage one another, it is such a blessing to be there!

Ingredients:Designer Paper: BoBunny, Ad Lib collection; Card Stock, Bazzill; Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs; Taylored Expressions; Ink: Palette, Black; American Crafts Ribbon; Tiny Twinkles, Taylored Expressions; Tools: Spellbinders, Nestabilities Reverse Wonky Rectangles; Medium Scallop Border, Taylored Expressions. A little fussy cutting was done to add the flowers to the Scripture. Finished card: A2

Hope you'll join the celebration!! Have a blessed week and I look forward in reading your delightful comment. God bless!