Friday, July 25, 2014

Need to Venti?

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Here is a card I made this afternoon.  I saw the challenge at Inspired By #119 and knew I had to play along! I love the red gingham and the touch of gray in the inspiration picture. ( I was too late to play in the challenge, but loved the inspiration!)

I will also be playing along at CAS(E) this Sketch #86

Here is my card:

I'll be sharing this at Paper Smooches (Anything Goes)


Thanks for visiting!! Enjoy the weekend.

Ingredients: Designer Paper (scrap in stash!); Stamps: Paper Smooches - Hot Concoctions; Ink: Memento: Rich Cocoa, Espresso; Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Mid Tone Red Royal;
Techniques: I've used Copics to color the cup lid and added Glossy Accents to the hearts, the gingham check was used to paper piece the cup and add a small fish tail banner.

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart.  Proverbs 3:3


Ruff Day??

Hello Delightful friends and family
Hope your day is going well and not "ruff!"  But if it is I hope this card brings a smile to your face!

Isn't this paper and stamp so doggone cute!! Ha! I didn't even intend for the pun it just came out!! 

I will be entering the following challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge (July - use a stamp or Digi stamp on your project)

Ingredients: Stamp: Technique Tuesday (Who Let the Dogs Out set) colored with Copic Markers and stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink;  Designer Paper: WR Memory Keepers; Ink: Archival; Cuttlebug and Polk a Dot embossing folder; DieNamics Fish Tale banner die (My Favorite Things); Bazzill card stock and Neenah bright white card stock.

That's all for now!  
Have a great Friday and thanks so much for visiting!

Blessed is the man that endures temptation for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to them that love Him.  James 1:12


Thank You - Clean and Layered Card

Hello Delightful friends and family
I made a thank you card Thursday evening (you can never have enough of those!) and I was inspired by these three challenges:
The Card Concept 15 (Aqua, Lime and White; I chose the Clean and Layered card by Kay Miller HERE)
The Freshly Made Sketches #146
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss it

I've used the following ingredients:
Inks: Archival, Aquamarine and Memento Pear Tart; Stamps and Dies: Taylored Expressions, Summer Lovin' and Garden Party Blooms (matching stamps and dies), Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Thankful Innies), Avery Elle, Oh Happy Day sentiment; Designer Paper: Echo Park - Summer Days (12x12) and So Happy Together (6x6 paper pad); Bazzill card stock and Neenah 100lb bright white; Embossing Folder: Sizzix Swirls; button (my stash); Cuttlebug.

Looking forward to a fun Saturday watching t-ball and hiking with family!  Thanks for visiting!
PS.  My mom made it home safely and is doing great, thanks so much for your prayers!

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.  Psalm 37:7


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Fun Card!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Hope this summer day was a pleasant one for you.  It cooled off a bit today and late this afternoon I spent about 3 hours doing yard work at my mom's home with my daughter Amy and my sister Brooke.  It's amazing how fast the weeds take over!  Mom gets home tomorrow from having hip replacement surgery late June and even has the okay to drive home.  This hip surgery was much easier for her than the last one.  So thankful to the Lord for her speedy recovery.
Here is a card I did this evening and I will enter it at the following challenges:

The Cutting Edge Challenge #4 (inspiration photo)
Word Art Wednesday #142 Anything goes

 I was inspired by the colors black, red, white and gray, the baker's twine and squares. It was strange not to add a sentiment to the front but I am waiting for an occasion to come up before adding one.  This could be a cute beach party themed birthday card or a summer "thinking of you" card. I added a simple sentiment inside.

Here is the inspiration photo for my card:

Inside card with sentiment from Taylored Expressions "Summer Lovin" stamp set (Key Ingredient Stamp of the Month set); I've used the matching dies from this set  for the Flip Flops on the front of the card (see image below) and 2 different Spellbinder Nestabilites (Labels One and A2 Matting Basics B); EK Success Wave border Punch; Ink: Hero Arts Red Royal mid tone and Archival Jet Black;
The Designer paper is WeR Memory Keepers (Chalkboard 6x6 pad); baker's twine (WR Memory Keepers) Button (my stash).

Here is the cute Taylored Expressions die set I used.

Well, that's it for me tonight.  Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Love never fails.  1 Corinthians 13:8


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Feel Better ...

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Here's a fun card I made and what a cute stamp set from Paper Smooches called Space Cadet.  The paper is from Echo Park (Scoot 6x6 collection) and I've colored the image with Copics and added Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents.  The ribbon is American Crafts. Ink: Memento Pistacho and Archival Jet Black. Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities.
The sketch (below) is from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  #176

That's it for me today!  Thanks for visiting.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.  Proverbs 3:5-6


Monday, July 21, 2014

Friends Make the Good Times Better - DS#160

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Here is a card I made for my friend Lori who just moved to Oregon.  I'm going to miss seeing her smiling face at church, her encouraging words and our craziness over the S.F. Giants! (lol)  Anyhoo... I used the Deconstructed Sketch #160 and I'm entering Jen's challenge HERE.

Here is the sketch:

 Here is my interpretation of the sketch (and it was quite a challenge for me!),
I've used Authentique Designer Paper and this cute image is from MFT - a Pure Innocence stamp that I've paper pieced and colored with Copics.  The flower is from Prima, the leaves are a stamp from Taylored Expressions and I've used Archival Olive ink to stamp. Pearls are from my stash of TE Key Ingredient embellishments.

Here is a peek at the inside:
Another stamp from MFT - Chalkboard Greetings.  I've used Archival jet black ink, Bazzill card stock.  Card Base: Neenah 100lb bright white.  Fiskars Upper Crest Border punch and EK Success Scallop Circle punch.

I hope you all had a great weekend and are having a fabulous Monday!
I'm excited to share that I went on a 9 mile hike with my sister Brooke and my oldest daughter Amy on Saturday and as tough as it was I survived!! Yay!! A lot of walking on the beach and it was soft sand at that.  Yes, I'm a bit sore but not as bad as I was expecting!!  Double yay!!

Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.  John 15:8


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Another card to share with you...

I have colors, a sketch and a couple of themes to create the inspiration for the following card!

The Stamps I've used Avery Elle (Many Thanks - all the dots, Sending You - sentiment); Inks: Memento, Gray flannel and Nautical blue; Archival - Rose Madder, Tree Branch; Designer Paper: (flag) Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss; Sequins: Teresa Collins - You Are My Happy; Twine (Darice Hemp Cording); Die (Spellbinders, Doily) Card stock: Neenah Desert Storm and Bright White; Bazzill card stock; Singer sewing machine.
Technique: Stamping off

Here is the list of challenges:

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are having a fantastic day!

I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go: I will guide you with My eye.  Psalm 32:8

P.S. I don't know about you but I'm sure grateful for the Lord's instruction and guidance!


Surfer Dude Birthday!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Quick post to share a masculine "dude" card.  I used Distress Markers and Ink for this project and a stamp set from Avery Elle (van, surf board & sentiment), the sun is a die from Taylored Expressions and I've used Glossy Accents on the van windows and the sun.  I'm just learning to use the water color technique with the inks and markers (yikes, so out of my comfort zone!)  It was kinda fun, though!  I tried to give the water some depth, I was remembering that when I drive up the coast and above the ocean, it's so cool to see the different colors and depths of the water and when the sun shines on it just sparkles!  No way can I capture all of that.
 We've been having some gorgeous sunsets here and I hope I can grab a photo of one tonight after Bible Study (if not tonight maybe this weekend).

I'm entering this card at the following challenge:

Thanks for looking!  Have an excellent day!

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.  Isaiah 53:5


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Brighter Skies are on their Way!

Hello Delightful friends and family,
Here is a card I made for a friend that is going through a rough time.  I hope it brightens her day!
I love the Scripture on the inside of the card, sometimes when we are going through a time of testing it's good to take time to be still, evaluate our faith walk and see how we are lining up to God's Word and make corrections if necessary or just rest in His loving kindness knowing that this life is a series of hills and valleys and that the Lord is there to walk us through.  I'm so grateful for His faithfulness.

Ingredients: Designer Paper - EP Summer Bliss, Bazzill card stock; Stamps:  Taylored Expressions - Sunny Days (sentiment), Ranger Dylusions - How Does Your Garden Grow (flowers); Dies: Taylored Expressions (clouds, sun, border scallop), Spellbinders (label); Ink: Memento, rich cocoa, scattered straw; Archival, Chrome Yellow. Ribbon & button (my stash); Green cording (Darice)
I just love all the little birds on the background paper! So cute!!

Here is a close up of the details.  I've used Ranger Liquid Pearls (Buttercup, Rouge and Flamingo) and Queen & Co. pearls (green) I've colored the flowers with Copic Markers.  Embossing Folder small dots on clouds (Cuttlebug P.C.)
There's lots of layers on this card!

Here is the inside of the card.  The Scripture verse is from a stamp set called Faith in Bloom (Taylored Expressions)

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
Curtain Call - Anything Goes (Inspiration photo - dark and light pink, aqua and white colors)



Thanks for visiting!!  Have a great week.

For the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away His face from you, if you return unto Him.  2 Chronicles 30:9


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sunshine, Flowers and Saturday Morning fun!

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Hope your weekend is going well!  It's already been a busy day with making lunches for the homeless outreach our church does every 2nd Saturday of the month, breakfast with my hubs and t-ball with our little Addy.  Here is a card I did last night for a friend on the east coast, she's been on my mind lately so I thought I'd send her a card and let her know I'm thinking of her (Abby!).

Love this stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called Sunshine and Flowers I've been wanting to use it for over a month!  It's so cheery and the sentiments are wonderful too!  I've colored this with Copics, added Glossy Accents and Liquid Pearls (pumpkin) to embellish.  The inks I've used are Memento Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue.  The designer paper is from DCWV 8x8 paper pad called Cafe Mediterranean.  I've used navy card stock to mat the middle dp.

Glossy accents used in the middle of the blue flower and Liquid Pearls added to the middle of the two other flowers.

I've entered this card in the following challenges:

 Here is a glimpse of our Saturday morning:  Assembly line to make a little more than 100 lunches.

A mound of bananas!

 Lots of sandwiches!

Here are some pics of Addy's first t-ball instruction through Kindersports.

Hitting off a batting tee.

Waiting patiently for her turn.

 Running the bases

Smiles for Grammie

But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.  2 Chronicles 15:7