Saturday, October 22, 2011

Christian Paper Crafts "Giving Thanks" Blog Hop and the Pumpkin Patch

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Today is the Christian Paper Crafts "Giving Thanks" blog hop and you are invited!  Just head over to the Creative Blog and either visit the participants or link up and join the fun - but hopefully you will do both!  There are some prizes to win so be sure and check it out.

Here is my contribution to the hop.  I've embellished a kraft colored gift bag and made a matching 3x3 note card.
Ingredients:  Designer Paper: BoBunny, Card Stock: Bazzill;  Dimensional Pearls (Terra Cotta) Ranger; Die Cut: (Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers) Mini Tattered Leaves, Sizzix; Ink: Versamark; Embossing Powder (Gold) Ranger.  Stamp: Gina K Designs, Thanks a Million set.

We spent a little time today with the grandkids at the Pumpkin Patch (sponsored by Mad River Community Hospital).  They have a garden behind the hospital and it was free for the employees (our daughter, Kelly) and their families, they even had a pony & buggy.  I'm sure there will be more pics to come!! ;-)

Jakob and his pick!

Addy deciding... although there was a spider giving her fits and she was not liking the dirt on the pumpkins!  Oh, our little princess!

Thanks for visiting! 


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Blast From the Past Blog Hop

Hello Delightful friends, family and hoppers!  I can't believe it's been a month already since the last Blast From the Past Blog Hop!  What a fast month, don't you agree?!
I was so glad that we had a choice this month 'cause I'm not at all into the "trick" season but definitely give me the sweets!  My first card follows the sketch very closely (thank you Sankari for another fantastic sketch!) and the second card I've done my own thing (which is pretty wild 'n crazy in the color scheme!)  If you're hopping along then you know that Taylored Expressions sponsors this customer blog hop every month (Thank you, Taylor!) and it features the "older" TE stamps, in this case anything released before August 2011.  All the participants are listed at the end of the post.  Grab a cup of coffee/tea and a "sweet" and enjoy the hop!

Card #1 Stamps: Kid at Heart; Designer Paper: My Minds Eye, Life of the Party (KI Kit-July); Bazzill Card Stock; From the Heart Die (Taylored Expressions); Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink (Ranger) Vintage Photo; Spica Pens: melon, pink, turquoise; Copics: FBG2, FYG2, FRV1; R29, Y08, YR16. Ribbon (KI Kit July) Buttons, stash.
Card #2 Stamps: Make A Wish; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Spica Pens: melon, lavender; Designer Paper: Creative Imaginations (Marah Johnson); Copics: V25, YR16, FYG2; Spellbinders Nestabilities Reverse Wonky Rectangles; Fiskars Border Punch, Upper Crest; Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions).
Thanks for visiting and leaving a delightful comment!  Enjoy!


Friday, October 14, 2011

An October Gracious Glimpse

Welcome to the Christian Paper Crafts last day for the October Design Team's sneak peeks called Gracious Glimpses!  If you've missed out on the first four days please check out the Creative Blog and see all the beautiful cards and projects supplied by my sweet sister's in Christ!  They are a talented group!  I've crafted a card that it's quite simple in design and only a little time consuming with the embossing and ink blending on the base card stock.  I've started with a base (kraft card stock - Bazzill) that is 4.75 x 6 (when folded) so the dimensions may require me to make a customized envelope.  If you should try this you could always change the size to A2 which is standard.
I began by embossing with Versamark using one of the leaf stamps from the Simple Blessings stamps (Unity Stamp Co) and clear embossing powder (Ranger).  After I heated the embossing powder, I used a blending tool (Ranger) and began blending Distress Ink, (Aged Mahagony) over the base.  After I was satisfied with the coverage I used Distress Ink, Vintage Photo all around the edges.
Next, I cut a piece of card stock (dk brown) 5 x 3.5 and a piece of the designer paper (BoBunny - Forever Fall collection 6x6 pack) 1/8" smaller than the card stock.  I adhered them together.  Then added the Darice Hemp Cording, tied a bow and added an adhesive pearl (Hero Arts).  The sentiment (Unity Stamp Co. Simple Blessing set) was stamped on a coordinating piece of designer paper and then cut 3.75 x 1.25. I then used the Aged Mahogany Distress ink around the edges to darken.  Another piece of dk brown card stock was cut an 1/8 of an inch larger and the two pieces were adhered together then using dimensionals added to the card.

Quick and easy inside to finish off the card.  The designer paper is another piece that comes from the BoBunny collection and I stamped the leaf in the corner to tie it all together!
Here are a couple of Scriptures that I thought would be very appropriate to share since our theme is "Giving Thanks"

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. Hebrews 13:15

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Don't forget to give thanks to Jesus who gave Himself for us that we could be reconciled to God the Father!!

Thanks for visiting and I hope that you have a wonderful Autumn! 


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Shining Light Challenge #79

 Hi Delightful friends and family!   I've made a card to encourage (always good to have a few of those around!).  This also meets the requirements for the challenge to make your own embellishments at ODBD (ODBDSLC79).  The butterfly is diecut from grungeboard and I used Distress Inks (Broken China, Aged Mahogany) to color it,  then stamped it (Inkadinkadoo - the tiny swirl on the butterfly), and then applied (with a paint brush) Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam (Mermaid) to give it a shimmery look.  After it was dried I added Adirondack Dimensional Pearls (Espresso & Terra Cotta) to accent. I've used the adhesive pearls from Hero Arts Gems and Pearls. 
These pics unfortunately turned out more green than blue.

The inside was completed with a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 3  I used another piece of the designer paper from BoBunny Forever Fall and stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and framed it out with Bazzill card stock.

But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.  Isaiah 64:8

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hello! Play Date Cafe Challenge #102

Hello Delightful friends and family!  Just a quick post tonight because it's late and time for me to think about going to bed!  But I want to share a card I did the other night and had some fun with a color challenge from the Play Date Cafe.


Ingredients:  Designer Paper and Alpha Stickers : Echo Park; Card Stock: Bazzill; Stamp:The Greeting Farms (Spotlight set); Copics: V04, 09, 12, 17; E00, 09, 13, 15, 25, 51; G24; R20;  Ink: Memento, rich cocoa; Ribbon, American Crafts; Button: Foofala Bag 'O Buttons; Spellbinder Nestabilities, Scallop Circle and Standard Circles; Liquid Pearls, Lavender Lace (Ranger)
Thanks for looking!!  Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Prayer, Praise and Paper Craft Night!

Hey Members!
Prayer, Praise and Paper Craft Night is coming up this Friday, Oct. 7 at Christian Paper Crafts. There will be four challenges announced on the hour beginning at 8 pm EST. Preceding the challenges, will be a time of prayer and online fellowship. You can click on the blinky for more details or head on over to Christian Paper Crafts.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Pumpkin - Veggie or Fruit? SSIC #109

Welcome Delightful Friends and Family!
It's been ages since I've played in a challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ so I'm really excited to be able to join in the fun this week. 
The challenge is to use fruit on our card/project to go along with the theme of Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).  Did you know that a pumpkin is also considered a fruit?  If you "Google" it you will find that a pumpkin is a squash-like fruit!  Yum!  I had to justify using pumpkins on my card! (ha!) Take time to fill up on the Spiritual fruit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control) and you will find yourself pleasing to the Lord and a blessing to others!

Here are the ingredients to my card:
Designer Paper: BoBunny - Forever Fall Collection
Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah (stamped image on the Neenah white)
Stamp: Great Impressions; Gina K. Designs (Thanks a Million!)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink, Aged Mahogany
Embellishments: American Crafts ribbon; Hero Arts, Gems and Pearls
Prismacolor Pencil - Green Apple
Copics: YR14, 15, 16, YG13, 45, 63, 91,
Finished card is A2 (4.25 x 5.5)

Thanks for visiting!! Hope you'll leave a delightful comment and don't forget to fill up on the fruit of the Spirit and be a blessing to someone today!