Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Christmas Gift Tags

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Here are some Christmas tags that I made for one of my sisters.  I have two sisters and a sister-in-law who celebrate birthdays in early November so I thought it would be fun to make them some gift tags.
I've just want to share a little bit about the tags (Paper Accents).  First, they all have been sprayed with Ranger Dylusion Spray Ink.  After that, I've stamped (Memento & Distress Inks), Stickled, Glimmer Glam'd, added Liquid Pearls, punched stars and scallop circles (Marvy Uchida) and used diecut shapes from: Taylored Expressions, My Favorite Things, Cottage Cutz, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz Alterations, and then added American Craft ribbon or Darice Natural Hemp cording and Fabric tape.  My Cuttlebug was a real trooper through all this! :-)

Stamps used on these four tags: Taylored Expressions Stamps - Tag... You're It!, Cozy Cabin, Woodland Winter; Dylusions Stamps: Christmas Backgrounds

Stamps used for these 3 tags: Taylored Expressions Stamps - Woodland Winter, Tag...You're It!, and Wreaths of Joy; Stamper's Anonymous Stamps - Mixed Media; Dylusions - Inbetweenies, and then Colored with Copic Markers and Distress Marker (Picket Fence)

Stamps used on these last two tags are from Dylusions (How does Your Garden Grow) and Taylored Expressions Tag...You're it!.  The flower is a die (Alterations Movers and Shakers mini Tattered floral), the Holly is from Cottage Cutz, and "label" is Taylored Expressions (In the Bag), the Fishtail Flag STAX is a My Favorite Things Die-namics.

Thanks so much for looking! If you have a question about an item I've used please don't hesitate to ask me.  This post has been in my draft for almost a week due to my crazy schedule of late AND due to the fact I had to figure out what I had used!  Now I'm off to finish making the other sets that I have started.

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my slavation, my stronghold.   Psalm 18:2

Thoughts and many prayers to my blogger friends and family that have been affected by the hurricane on the East coast.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In Everything Give Thanks - Stamp 'n Send challenge and WAW #51

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Hope you are enjoying your day!  We've had a definite swing in the weather and it's turned very cold.  Not the norm for us, usually October is still very warm, but today we can see the snow up on the mountain and there is a definite chill in the air!  A wonderful day to stay indoors and craft away!! Which as soon as I finish this post, that is my plan! 
Here is the inspiration photo and colors for my card which is the third challenge  for the Taylored Expressions Stamp 'n Send event that has been ongoing since World Cardmaking Day.  You can find this weeks challenge info at Splitcoast Stampers TE forum HERE.

  I have a friend I will be sending this to, she is also a pastor's wife and is always encouraging me, so now it's my turn to give some encouragement.  I will be sharing this at Word Art Wednesday challenge #51 (Anything Goes), also!

Here is the list of the ingredients:Stamp: Taylored Expressions - Cozy Cabin set; Paper: Simple Stories Harvest Lane, Bazzill Card Stock, Ribbon (Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit Oct 2012); Button (Key Ingredient Kit Sept. 2012); Copics: E19, E33, E25, E39, E57, E79, E89; Y00, Y11, W0, W5, R37, R38.

I've been really enjoying the Jennifer Rothchild Bible study called Missing Pieces.  Todays lesson was on how we react when God doesn't answer our prayer according to our will or desire.  Very thought provoking and convicting. I am so thankful today that I can trust God's Word to be true and sure and is a firm foundation.   Even more importantly I can have faith in God and know that He indeed knows what's best for me and even if the answer is no or wait, I can trust Him.  God is faithful.

 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:20-21

Thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pumpkin Patch -Digital Scrapbook layouts, too!

Hello Delightful friends and family,
Well you must know that I've got to show off the grandkids ever so often.  Today we had an adventure at the pumpkin patch so here are just a few (considering I took about 175 pictures!) of the photos I took today.  Let me tell you they were not very cooperative so I had to be a bit sneaky and take them from afar!
   Princess Tucker found a big one! (I did a couple of digi layouts of her at the end of this post!)

Prince Jakob (aka Hawk - he watched the Avengers with his dad the other night) was intrigued by the white pumpkins.

 He and Princess Riley had to examine them a little closer.
Princess Addy-tude frowned all day at me when she caught me pointing the camera her way!
Princess Riley posed for me! (finally some cooperation from one of the girls!)
 Princess Tucker jumping off the hay bales into Poppa's arms.
I've used digi supplies from Shabby Princess and Publisher 10 to do the layouts.  They are pretty simple if I compare them to what I see around blogland but that's okay.  I have 4 kiddos I'm scrappin' for so sometimes less is more for me, kwim?!
Well, thanks for visiting!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend, I'm off to my craft table to get busy with some projects I've started. 
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.  Colossians 3:17

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sketch Some Sunshine and Color Me Thankful

Hello Delightful friends and family, 
I've been really slacking on posting here lately.  It's amazing how fast each week is flying by!  I keep getting sidetracked!  I did manage to get a couple of cards done the last couple of weeks for World Card Making "Month" over at the Taylored Expressions Stamp 'N Send Forum at SCS.  The first card is a sketch challenge and I will be taking this to our lss for the Operation Write Home cards that are being collected there.  There are prizes to be won so go check it out the link!
 Here is the sketch we were given for the challenge last week:

Here is the color challenge this week:

Here is my card that I will be sending to my friend Molly in Vallejo, Ca. I know she likes sunflowers and bling!

Here are the ingredients for each card:
Hello Card:  Paper: Imaginisce (Apple Cider-Cinnamon Sticks collection) Bazzill card stock; Stamps: Taylored Expressions: Thankful set; Love Grows Here set; Ink: Memento, rich cocoa; Distress Inks, black soot; Accessories: button (Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient kit); Darice Hemp cord ;Tools: Tim Holtz Alterations:Mini Tattered Floral, Taylored Expressions: Scallop border, It's in the bag, label. Embossing folder: Tim Holtz Alterations: Thankful borders (I embossed the scallop border) Cuttlebug; Copic Markers:E19, E37, E55, E97; Y17, Y35, YG95, YG97.

Thankful Thoughts Card: Paper: BoBunny Forever Fall Collection; Bazzill card stock; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink, Black Soot; Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Thankful set; Accessories: Ribbon (Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit); Rhinestones:MME Fine and dandy collection; Copic Markers: E37,39; Y13; G43, 46; YR15, 23;Tools:  Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B dies, Cuttlebug.

Just a little side note:
I've been doing a very good Bible Study by Jennifer Rothschild called "Missing Pieces"
Here is a little nugget for you from one of the daily studies:  "God's children do not live by answers, we live by faith.  We choose to take Him as He is... not I wish, but I AM."

My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." 
Exodus 33:14

Thanks so much for visiting and I appreciate the sweet comments.  God bless!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Faith in God - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful friends and family,
Wow, time is just flying by!  I cannot believe it's already the first week in October.  It's been an extremely busy time in our home, family and church and I can't believe I haven't even posted my pictures from our weekend getaway in early September.  We were blessed to get away for a couple of days into the city to watch a couple of SF Giants games and just have a little (emphasis on little) R&R.  Perhaps one of these days I'll get those posted.  In the meantime, here is a small 5x7 canvas that I've done.  I've been experimenting with some different mixed medias and here is the latest.  I'm entering this in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge (#48)

I've used fall colors and the greens aren't showing up as much as they do in person.  The words are a piece of patterned paper that I've Gesso'd and then just experimented with Ranger Dylusions Spray ink, acrylic paints and Perfect Pearls.  I hand drew the letters and then cut them out, adhered them with Mod Podge and then with a black Sharpie pen (fine tip) outlined each one on the canvas.  I used a stencil for the design in the corner and most of the paint was applied with my fingers and the edge of a piece of card stock, very primitive as you can see.  But I like it. 
I was inspired by the Proverb 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path."  I've also been thinking a lot about the word "Faith" and so many people say they have faith but it is usually faith in their faith, rather than faith in God.  We must learn to trust the Lord and know that He sees the bigger picture and knows what is best for His own.  We have a purpose in this life and it's to glorify God and by trusting Him with our life does take faith.  It takes faith  in knowing Him to be good and merciful.  It's not about us being entitled and deserving because what we do deserve, fortunately, He does not give us, if you know what I mean?! 

Here is the close up of the "eggshell" mosiac leaves.  These are diecuts using chipboard and the Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers Mini Tattered Leaves set. To add color I've used a combination of colors from the Ranger Alcohol inks, Perfect Pearls (gold) and Glossy Accents.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:8-10

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed weekend!