Thursday, June 30, 2011

Princess Addy

I can't believe June is over and I haven't posted any pictures from Addy's 2nd birthday (bad grammie!)  Boy, it's been a busy month!

Princess Addy just awakened from her nap.

Princess Addy eating watermelon

Princess Addy eating her birthday cake.

Princess Addy being chauffeured by her 4 year old brother at her birthday party. (wearing her new S.F. Giants dress from Mimi!)

Love you Princess Addy!



Hello delightful friends and family!
Started to post this last night just under the deadline, but blogger was not allowing me to save my post let alone publish it so I missed out on a challenge that was about getting edgy (CAS-ual Fridays); the challenge was to tear, distress or use a punch to decorate the edge of your card or project. I just happened to see it posted on Tami Mayberry's blog and thought I'd give it a go.  I had everything done and listed and then I got the BIG error message and had to give it up.  So, I'm just going to share this with whoever decides to take a look at my blog and perhaps I'll play next week! 
I've used the Martha Stewart border punch twice but you'll have to really look hard to see it in this picture.  It doesn't show up quite as well in the photograph over the green satin ribbon.
Ingredients:  Designer Paper: Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" and Bazzill card stock; Stamp set: Fourth of July Wreath from Taylored Expressions;  Ribbon: TE Key Ingredients Kit; Buttons (my stash) Ink: Memento, tuxedo black.

I did not get to play but I do want to give credit to CAS-ual Fridays for the inspiration!
Be back later to post another card, I'm off now to our mid week Bible Study!  God bless!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Win it before you can buy it!

How would you like to win this stamp set from Tami Mayberry?  Head over to her blog HERE and leave a comment.  You only have until tomorrow morning so do not delay!!

A Sketch Challenge "Happy 4th of July"

It's Tuesday!! Time for a fun sketch from Gloria at Christian Paper Crafts!  Be sure and make your way over to the Creative Blog and link up and join the fun.  I LOVE sketches!  It really gets the creative juices flowing and although my cards do not always look exactly like the sketch it is enough to get me started!  Hope you enjoy my 4th of July card. 
CPC - ST115

Closeup of the embossing.  I was actually trying to do a double emboss (another challenge, but that didn't work out - I'll have to read up on that technique) but I couldn't just let this paper go to waste.

Here are the ingredients:  DESIGNER PAPER, Karen Foster Designs, Fireworks Finale; CARD STOCK, Bazzill; STAMP SET: Taylored Expressions, 4th of July set; INKS:  Memento, tuxedo black; Archival, crimson; COPIC MARKERS: R27, B29; EMBOSSING FOLDER, ProvoCraft Stars, Cuttlebug; RIBBONS AND BUTTONS, stash.  Finished size A2

Have a blessed day and remember to share a smile and a kindness with someone today!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts!

Hello Delightful friends and family.  I'm getting this posted later than I wanted but Monday is a work day so I'm finally home and can concentrate on getting this challenge posted.  It's COLOR MONDAY at CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS and some yummy colors are on the menu!!  Jennipher has done an outstanding job in creating a wonderful palette to challenge us with.  If you love to be inspired by color, I hope you'll play along and head over to the Creative Blog and link up!  We would love to see your project!

(CPC - CM114)

This shot shows how I've curled up the edges of the cut out flower that I've stamped.  I've popped it up with a dimensional, then added the button (BoBunny) and Cording bow (Darice).

Ingredients: DESIGNER PAPER: My Minds Eye, Stella and Rose line; CARD STOCK, Bazzill; STAMPS: Taylored Expressions, Much Appreciated (bonus set for Key Ingredient subscribers); INK: Memento, rich cocoa; Archival, Olive.  This card is pretty straightforward and not a lot of extra embellishing. I  used 2 different pieces of double sided coordinating designer paper.
Step 1: Cut base from darker green (4.25 x 11 and fold over to form base), cut designer paper (script)  an 1/8" smaller adhere to base; Cut light green card stock 4.75" x 3.5"
Step 2: Cut 3 pieces of coordinating designer paper 3"x1.5"  Adhere to the light green card stock.  I did the two ends first then added the middle piece last.  Stamp THANKS to bottom panel.
Step 3 Cut coordinating blue/teal card stock 2" x 3.25;
Step 4: Stamp STEM with Archival (Olive) Ink onto white card stock and cut out 1.75" x 3".  Stamp FLOWER onto pattern paper and cut out. Gently curl up edges of flower and adhere to the stem with dimensional.  Add button, adhere panel to the blue/teal card stock mat.  Finish the inside with sentiment. 

That's it!  Hope you like it.  Lots of cutting with the trimmer but a simple design.  If I were to make another one, I'd probably do some stitching around the edges to add a bit of  interest and dry emboss one of the panels and perhaps add a bow or ribbon. 
 Hmmm.... I think I may have to do another one of these!!

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  1 Corinthians 1:18

Grace and peace to you this day!!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blast From the Past Fun! Featuring Old Glory - Red, White & Blue

(If you are looking for the Christian Paper Crafts Sweet Summertime hop please scroll down!!)

  Happy summer everyone and welcome to the Blast From the Past - Taylored Expressions Blog Hop!!  The list of participants are at the end of this post.
This month is zooming by isn't it?  I'm looking forward to visiting all the blogs. Talk about a talented group of women, I'm always inspired after visiting everyones blog.  Well enough of the chit chat, I'm sure you're anxious to get to see all the fabulous blogs and then head outdoors to enjoy the first week of summer.  We have plans to take the little grandkids clamming this morning.  Poppa does the clamming, I take the pics and stomp the sand! (ha)

I've used my very favorite and the very versatile Make A Wish set.  So many possibilities with this set.  This card could be a birthday card but it's optional with the sentiment I used on the inside, it could be used for an all occasion July card! 
The ingredients follow but I did want to share that the blue button is colored with a Copic Marker (B29) to make it two-toned to coordinate with the bottom layer of the cake. The top cake layer is frosted with Ranger Liquid Pearls (white opal) and the background (white) was embossed with the Stars embossing folder (Cuttlebug, ProvoCraft). I stamped the image on the white card stock twice. One I colored and then cut out each layer. The other one was embossed then die cut, the colored cutout cake layers added then adhered to the colored card stock. Finished size A2
Ingredients:  Designer Paper: Karen Foster, Fireworks Finale; Card Stock; Bazzill and Neenah (bright white); Buttons and Ribbon (my stash); Ink: Memento; Copics: B21, B24, B29; R27, Y13.  Spellbinders Nestabilities Reverse Wonky Rectangles. 

Thanks for looking and I enjoy reading your delightful comments!

"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.      2 Chronicles 7:14


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Christian Paper Crafts Sweet Summertime Blog Hop!

Thanks for visiting today!!  So pleased that we've been having some beautiful sunny days!  I even got a little sunburned while out weeding and watering the flowers!  All I can say is "it's about time!!"  Love waking up to a sunny day!  Today we are starting out Sweet Summertime blog hop and I invite you to play along or hop along and see the fun projects everyone is sharing today (and the next few days as more link up to participate!)  Be sure to start at the CPC Creative Blog and link up your card or project.  It's so fun to share ideas and the Creative blog has the pertinent information for all the hoppers!
Here is my first card "A Pinwheel Thanks"
Remember playing with pinwheels? I remember as a young girl going to the summer fair/carnival and seeing all the beautiful colored ones.
 This was really simple to do.  Here is a link to a step-by-step instructions to make your own pinwheel.  My pinwheel starts out as a 3"x3" square, the directions show 4"x4"
The designer paper (American Crafts - Happy Go Lucky line), button and Thickers Alphas (white fabric) are from the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit (May).

 My second card is a one that I thought would be a cheery encouragement to someone. (Summer flowers are so cheerful!)  Again I've used the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit (May) which include the American Crafts Designer Paper (Happy Go Lucky line), Bazzill card stock, buttons and gingham ribbon.  The Scripture I've used is from Our Daily Bread Design and is the Scripture Set 3.  I've used the Memento, rich cocoa color to stamp the verse.  Both cards are very clean and simple and I hope you enjoy them!  Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a delightful comment!  Please visit us at Christian Paper Crafts! 
Thanks again for stopping by and I look forward to visiting and being inspired by all the participants!!  Don't forget to check out the prizes at the Creative Blog!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Christian Paper Crafts Sweet Summertime - Sneak Peak!

Welcome!! It's my turn to share a little summer inspiration just for you! Each month the Design Team Delights feature a different theme and this month is Sweet Summertime.  So, here is my sweet summer sneak peak (that could qualify as a tongue twister!)  This is the last day of the sneak peeks and I hope you've been following along for the last few days at the CPC Creative Blog.(it's not to late to see the other sneak peeks!)  Tomorrow is the big reveal for our members!!  It's been a very productive month and there are soooo many cards, projects and just plain old sweet summer creative  inspiration for you!

Here is my card:

The papers were torn and distressed, then stickles added to the water edges (icicles color) and gold to the sand to give it a little glisten but it's not showing up in the picture.  Why gold? Have you ever heard of fools' gold.  We have it in some of the sand around the lakes in our area. A dot of Liquid Pearls was added to the "i" in "special".

I've cut out the pail and shovel and positioned them and then added dimensionals to adhere so it looks like Cole (our cute digital stamp) is carrying them.

view of the inside (notice I've cut apart the sandcastle to fit on the front and I used the leftover for the inside!)

Lori Boyd Digi Stamps (Cole)
Copics: E00, E31, E15, E97; RV69, YR07, Y08; C1; B29, B66, B45, B63, N3
Designer Paper: Creative Imaginations (Helen Darkik); Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah; EK Success Jolie sticker: Sandcastle; Ranger Stickles: Icicle and Gold; Ranger Liquid Pearls, Cantaloupe; Sentiment stamps: Inkadinkadoo; Distress Tool by Heidi Swapp. Technique: tearing and Copic coloring.
Finished card: 4.25 x 5.5"

Thanks for looking and God bless!  I love to read your delightful comments!!  Don't forget tomorrow is the reveal of all the projects at the Christian Paper Crafts Gallery!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Showering You With Love - CPS #221

Hello Delightful Friends and Family! 
I have a bridal shower coming up that I will not be able to attend but want to send a gift card.  The bride lives in Hawaii so it's a "gift card" shower.  So I'm excited to be able to use this fun stamp set from Taylored Expressions called "It's In the Bag" with the coordinating Gift Bag die. 
It is a great pleasure at Christian Paper Crafts  to be sponsoring this weeks Card Positioning Systems (CPS #221) and here is the sketch for this weeks challenge. 
 We will be giving away a set of Spellbinders Nestabilities Eyelet Circles to one participant so be sure to head over the the CPS Blog and link up your entry for a chance to win.

Here is my card:

Isn't this is the cutest umbrella paper!  It's doublesided and from My Minds Eye - Jack & Jill "Favorite Thing" Colorful Umbrellas Paper, designed by Jen Allyson & Zoe Pearn.  Fun!!  The card stock (yellow: DCWV Pastel Stack) and the base is from Bazzill.  The inks I've used are Memento: black and Archival: Crimson.  I've also used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scallop Circles, Large and an EK Success 1" circle punch.  The ribbon and tissue is from my stash of accessories.

 This view of the inside shows the "pocket" for the gift card.  I love how this turned out, however I think it's a lot cuter in person.  


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The New Hannah Collection

Hello Delightful friends and family! 
It's been a while since I've shared but that doesn't mean I haven't been crafty crazy here lately with DT work! Can't wait to share my sneak peek for Christian Paper Crafts "Sweet Summer Time" themed releases on June 14th!

Today I'm excited to share a new digital!

I'm sharing a gorgeous digital bride created by my friend Angela Coles (Toucan Scraps) be sure and check out her website and store!  This silhouette is beautiful!  It was a delight to be able to make this card for the release of this new Hannah Collection

This is the inside that I've made a pocket for a gift card (my daughter had a wedding to go to so this was perfect timing!)  

 The finished card is 5.5" x 5.5" 
Here is the list of ingredients:  Neenah white linen cardstock (there is a texture, but it really gave it an elegant look).  Bazzill card stock, Designer Paper: Karen Foster (Rings and Things) Ribbon (Taylored Expressions) and the flower, tulle I found in my "stash" but I've added Ranger Liquid pearls to the tulle.  The sentiment stamp is from Gina K Designs (Botanical set) and Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles showcase the digital image perfectly!  Palette black ink (sentiment)

I've also linked this card to the Craft Critique - Wedding Blog Carnival

Thanks for stopping by and I'd be delighted if you shared a comment!!   Thanks and God bless!