Thursday, November 29, 2012

Encouragment Card - Word Art Wednesday #56

Hello Delightful friends and family! 
 I have been completely MIA from my blog this month!!  I'm having computer woes! I need to invest in a new computer but it's just not the top priority financially right at the moment. So... I'm a bit hit and miss here because it's too frustrating to work on a computer that's ready to give up the ghost and slower than dial up (no kidding)!  However, I've been very busy making lots of cards for our Ladies Ministry Christmas Party coming up on the 8th, I'm making 25 cards for that, plus finishing up the cards for my 2 sisters and my sister-in-laws birthdays this month. It's been a very busy month. 
My oldest daughter is heading to Mexico for a week long vacation and it's her birthday tomorrow, so I doubt she will see this but I still want to say,  "Happy Birthday, AMY!!!"
I'm so thankful for the Lord's goodness and I believe this Scripture I've used works perfectly for this weeks Word Art Wednesday challenge. So without further ado....

Most of the ingredients are from this months Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit. The stamp is from the set called Faith in Bloom. The dies are Chevron Border (Taylored Expressions) and Spellbinders Oval Scallop Nestabilities. I've used Memento Nautical Blue to stamp the image and the sentiment.  Super simple card to make.  I'm hoping in the very near future to make room for my sewing machine so I can start to embellish the cards with some stitching, I just love that added touch!
He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness and honor. Proverbs 21:21
 Please keep us lifted up in prayer.  Our church fellowship has some members with very serious physical problems and need a touch from the Lord.  There are three members with late stages of cancer; one young man (24 yrs) just had a lung transplant (he was born with cystic fibrosis) so this is a miracle in itself for him to be given such a precious gift but it also means that someone else's family is suffering the loss of a loved one. Also, substance abuse in our area is very high and the effects of this in the families is heart wrenching.  It's very difficult to see so many families hurting.  When one member hurts, we all hurt for them and when it's multiplied over, it can at times be very overwhelming, especially for the pastor so please pray for my husband and I to be strengthened by the Lord, who is always so faithful.  To God be all the glory.
Thanks for visiting and thank you for your prayers!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Emboss Resist tags for Christmas

Hello Delightful friends and family!  Brrrr is it cold today!!!  We've had such a crazy weather day, sunshine, hail, rain and a couple of rainbows, too.  I wish I had my camera with me when I went to the school to pick up Jakob from kindergarten.  There was a beautiful rainbow and I've never captured one with a camera before.

Well, today I'm sharing some more tags that I've done.  I've used the resist emboss technique.  Love how these turned out. They are not nearly as beautiful nor extravagant as the ones I've seen on pinterest or in blogland but they are definitely a good choice if you  like or prefer the CAS style or want to try the technique.  By the way, there are many tutorials in blogland that share how to do the technique if you are new to this.  
 My first tag isn't complete but I wanted to share it anyway.  The tags are a larger size than the last tag post.  They measure 2.5" by 5-1/8 and are from Paper Accents.  I've used clear embossing powder (Ranger) with Versamark embossing ink to stamp the image.  All of the background inks are Distress Inks and I cleaned off my table and put them away before writing them down! (oops) However, I do know that I did use Aged Mahagony, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Fired Brick, Barn Door, Pine Needles, Bundled Sage and Shabby Shutters.  There may be one or two more, but it's always fun to experiment with the colors, so have fun if you decide to mix and match the colors.  I've also used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp the Mixed Media Background (Ranger Tim Holtz stamp) on tag #2.
The stamp I've used is from Stampin' Up! called Evergreen, I have a feeling I'll be using this stamp set a lot this Christmas season. The bow is ribbon from American Crafts.  I've distressed the bottom edge of the tag with my fingernail and then blended the Aged Mahogany ink along that bottom panel. I used a posted note to mask off the area. 

I still have to adhere a "To and From" on this one.  The Stamp I've used is from Our Daily Bread Designs called "Blessed Christmas" isn't it pretty?  There is a matching die that coordinates with it.  The ribbon is from Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit.  Ranger Liquid Pearl (rouge) embellishes the center of the poinsettia.

This is my favorite!  I've used the same Evergreen stamp, then added some brown dotted/white fabric tape.  I've used the Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax from My Favorite Things and the TO and FROM is a stamp from Taylored Expresssions (Tag... You're It!).  The sparklies are Tiny Twinkles from Taylored Expressions and the ribbon is American Crafts.

 These tags are a gift for either my sister or sister-in-law.  Haven't decided yet!  But I have a lot of smaller ones to add to the collection.  Well, that's it for me today, need to bundle up and get warm!  Brrrrr!

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.  Isaiah 26:3


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thinking of You - Word Art Wednesday #53

Hello Delightful friends and family,
Here is a card I made for my co-worker, Saundra.  Happy Birthday Saundra!!!  We celebrated her birthday yesterday at work with some yummy monster cookies from the bakery (delish!!)
This card is also entered into the Word Art Wednesday challenge this week.  This weeks challenge is "Give Thanks" which I do for my co-workers and having a job in a place that is very creative and so I just want to say thank you, it's a pleasure to work for the "other" Sondra who is the owner of Scrapper's Edge (see the store badge and check it out!)

 (finished inside)
Here are the ingredients:  Stamps - Gina K Designs (One in a Million -sentiment); Stampers Anonymous (Jar - K5 1878); (Inside: Hero Arts sentiment and Happy Birthday: Taylored Expressions - Howdy Partner) Paper: MME - The Sweetest Thing collection of 6x6, Bazzill card stock; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink, Dried Marigold around the front sentiment piece; Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Hexagons, My Favorite Things: Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics; Ribbon: Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient kit; Copics: G000, G00, BG0000, BG000, BG11, Y21; Provocraft Cuttlebug, Ranger blending tool, dimensionals.
Thanks so much for looking.
So glad that I have a strong foundation in my Lord Jesus Christ, therefore as I keep my eyes focused on Him, I am not shaken even in the midst of the trials ahead that face our country.  When the leadership (both govt. and church) begins to call good evil and evil good, all I can think is woe unto us as a nation we are being destroyed from the inside. God please help us.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.  Therefore my heart rejoices, and I praise Him with my song.  Psalm 28:7

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Our Sassy Pant's Birthday! ( MFTWSC96)

Hello Delightful friends and family!
We celebrated our youngest granddaughter's birthday on Saturday, can hardly believe that she is already two years old! Today is her actually birthdate.

Here is the card I made for her.  I followed the MFTWSC#96 challenge this week and HERE is the link for more information.

Stamp: My Favorite Things Pure Innocence: Cute-a-Tude and Pennant A La Carte (Taylored Expressions)

Inside I used the same stamp set from MFT and also a Hero Arts (Sending Smile set) Happy Birthday sentiment.

Ingredients:  Paper - Echo Park Everyday Eclectic and Prima Doodle Deux collection (dress); Bazzill card stock; Inks: Memento tuxedo black; Distress ink worn lipstick; Ranger Liquid Pearls; MME Indie Twine; American Crafts ribbon; EK Success Round binding edge; Copics: E000, E11, E13, E79; R11, RV34, Y00, Y11, Y21. Spellbinder Scallop Circle Nestie and Cuttlebug.

Here is the birthday girl!

Thanks for looking and Happy Birthday sweet Tucker Lynn!

For you need endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.  Hebrews 10:36