Friday, August 30, 2013

Just a Little Hello

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,
I made a few cards for a friend and thought I'd share them with you all.  Here are two from the set, I kept the design simple and the inside I've added a layer of white card stock so that she can write a note. I'll be sharing these at the Sister Act  Card Challenge Blog. This is challenge #22.



 Card #1:  Stamp Set: Gina K Designs;  Designer Paper: Simple Stories;  Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Archival Venetian Orange; Colored with Copic Markers; Dies: MFT Die-Namics Mini Tabs Foursome set; 

Card #2 Stamps: Penny Black (Flower Festival and Friendship); Designer Paper: Simple Stories; Card Stock, Bazzill;  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Archival Pistachio, Distress Ink ; Dies:  Spellbinder Nestabilities Scallop Circle and MFT Die-Namics, Fishtail Stax; Ribbon: Key Ingredient Kit, Taylored Expressions; Button, my stash. Colored with Copic Markers

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a great weekend.

The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the inner depths of his heart. Proverbs 20:27

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers - WAW #95

Hello Delight friends and family.  
Just a quick post to share a card I made.  My cousin passed away a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to make a handmade card to send to the family.  It seems here of late I've been needing more of these cards of comfort.  I've kept a simple design and wanted the sentiments to be the focus.
The stamp sets I've used are from Taylored Expressions (Summer Days and Care and Comfort)

Inside sentiment is framed out with coordinating design paper from the front.
I'm sharing this card at Word Art Wednesday #95 Anything Goes

Ingredients:  Design Paper: Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two
Ink: Memento Pistachio
Card Stock: Bazzil
Ribbon: Key Ingredient Kit (Taylored Expressions)
Dies: Spellbinders Scallop Circle Nestabilities
Punches: Corner Rounder (EK Success)  

Thanks for visiting!  Have a blessed week.

Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes. Psalm 119:135


Sunday, August 18, 2013


Hello Delightful friends and family!
I found a little time to squeeze in some craft time (yippee!) I cannot believe how busy this summer has been.  School will be starting in about a week and that means that Jakob will be going to 1st grade and Addy will be in preschool for a couple of days a week and my little sweetie pies aren't going to be needing this Grammie as much.  On the positive side, I may get a little more time to clean house (ha!)

So... onto my card...
I made this to enter into the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #137
 Word Art Wednesday #93 - Anything Goes

Lots of layers are including in this card.  The designer paper (WeR Memory Keepers - Happy Campers) came from my Key Ingredient Kit from Taylored Expressions.  The stamp set is MFT Chalkboard Greetings. I've used Bazzil card stock and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Flower - Making Memories, Hemp Cording - Darice, Button - my stash, EK Success corner rounder.

Thanks for visiting and commenting!

The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock!  Let the God of my salvation be exalted.
 Psalm 18:46


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Love Bugs Anniversary card

Hello Delightful friends and family,
Here is an anniversary card I made for a sweet couple who are celebrating 50 years!! Wow!  We will be celebrating 37 years this week so I'd best get busy and make my dear sweetie a special card.  We just got back from our annual trip to San Francisco to watch the Giants play a couple of games and enjoy Fellowship Day there, too.  That is where the Christian ballplayers come out after the game and share their testimonies with those of us who stick around.  They also treated us with a concert featuring the Christian band Kutless.  It was really fun!

 The stamp set I used was a cute set from Taylored Expressions called Love Bugs which included a matching die set.  I also used Mini Occasions (on the tag.) I've colored it with Copic markers and used Spica Pens for a little bling. Designer Paper is My Minds Eye "The Sweetest Thing" and I've used the Deconstructed Sketch 113 for inspiration.

Inside sentiment is from Penny Black Stamps (Friendship/transparent set)

Here are a few pictures from our weekend getaway!

 It was really neat to be down on the field.

Kutless leading in some energetic praise music.

The group of S.F. players sharing 
(from left to right: a player from the Baltimore Orioles Brian Roberts, Barry Zito, Santiago Cassius, Brandon Belt, Ryan Vogelsong, and Jeremy Affeldt)

Jeremy Affeldt doing a little bit of preaching. (Brandon Belt and Ryan Vogelsong in the background)

Thanks so much for visiting!

I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus,
(1 Corinthians 1:4)


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

With Sympathy

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!!
Just a quick post to share a card I made for our friends whose father passed away a few weeks ago and the memorial service is this Saturday.  I kept the card simple but I know my friend loves sunflowers so that was the inspiration for the card.

Inside of the card

Here are the ingredients: 
Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Sunflower wreath; Many Mini's Occasions - front sentiment; Care & Comfort - inside sentiment.
Designer Paper:  Prima Marketing, "Sun Kissed Collection
Bazzill Card Stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink, Vintage Photo
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels 22
Copics: G24, G85, G99; Y00, Y19, Y35, Y38; W0; E37
Darice Hemp Cording
Technique: fussy cutting, ink blending, Copic coloring.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your week!

I'll be entering this in the Word Art Wednesday #92 Anything Goes

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
 2 Corinthians 3:18


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi Delightful friends and family!!
It's been a couple of weeks since posting here, summer fun is keeping me busy with the grandkids and my oldest daughter's dog (golden retriever, 9 months and 80lbs!), Ruby.  We've been going to the library, walking the dog and just the normal routine of every day is making this summer fly by.  Next week it's a trip to the small local zoo with all four of the grandkiddoes!  I did manage to squeeze in a card for my son-in-law whose birthday is next week.  I was inspired by a card I saw in the Paper Crafts magazine I was perusing at the grocery store yesterday.  I have no idea who made the original card, unfortunately I didn't have my glasses on so I couldn't read the fine print and I didn't buy the magazine!  I apologize and thank you for the inspiration whoever you are!!
I'm using Taylored Expressions stamps for this card: Bikes and Trikes (sentiment); Pennant a la Carte with matching die; Kid at Heart (sailboat) and Love Bugs (jar) and matching die.

Paper: Simple Stores (I *heart* Summer collection); Bazzill Card stock
Ink: Ranger Archival (aquamaring); Memento, Tuxedo Black
Colored with Copic Markers:  W00, WO; E43, E84; BG000
Glossy Accents added for dimension to the jar.
3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Score Tape (Sookwang)

I'll be entering the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday Celebration
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #91

Thanks so much for coming by, I'll have another card to share soon plus I've been working on another Bible Study/Devotional to share, too.

But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.  1 Thessalonians 2:4