Monday, September 23, 2013

A Basic Birthday– FMS104

Just a quick post today- I hope to be back tomorrow.  This week is busy, busy working on birthday, visitor and baby cards for my church.  I love being able to serve this way.

But I did take time to play in the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I played a lot when they first started, but got out of the challenge mode.  Now….I am back!  Here is the sketch and my card.  If you take a moment to visit the Freshly Made website, you will find lots and lots of inspiration for your crafting.

FMS104 9-20-13
Happy Birthday - Eleanor - Basic Gray 9-20-13FMS 104

I turned the sketch a bit and chose a Clean and Very Simple design.  It is almost monocromatic- one of my favorite color combos.  But, I love Coastal Cabana and our glimmer paper so much, I am adding a touch to almost every card these days.

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Stamps:  Everything Eleanor, Perfectly Penned; Paper:  Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper, Coastal Cabana DSP;  Ink:  Basic Gray; Accessories/Tools:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 2-1/2” 
Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones

I hope your Monday is off to a great start.  Our Bible Study group meets on Monday nights…so this a favorite day of the week for me.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We Remember

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
The Beatitudes, Matthew 5:4

Twelve years ago terrorists attacked the U.S., killing hundreds at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.  Today we are facing yet another situation where evil has taken center stage.  Let’s take a moment today to pray for the families of those who lost their life twelve years ago, and pray for a revival in our country that will lead our decision-makers to choose the best and most Godly way to tackle the terror abroad.  This day should be one of  reflection on the blessings we receive each day because of our Savior.

Just a quick card to day for the Just Add Ink color challenge, but, unfortunately I forgot the time difference between here and Australia, so I missed the deadline.  But you can still check out the fabulous creations by the designers, as well as the terrific participant gallery.  Lots of inspiration, just for you!

Just Add Ink 181 9-7-2013

And here is my card.  It’s a CAS (Clean and Simple) card and I love it. The sketch was inspired by and I will be using it for a quick WOW card in the future.  It would make a terrific design for a set of notecards.

Just Add Ink 181 9-11-2013

Recipe: (all product available 24/7 at Diane’s Demo Site)

Paper: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper; Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Four You; Oh, Hello; Inks: Bermuda Bay, Stazon Jet Black; Accessories and Tools: Simply Scored and Stylus, Paper Snips, Basic Rhinestones

And now….Here’s Bella!



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Truly Grateful

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”  Colossians 3:17

Last night was our weekly Community Group Bible Study class.  Rather than have Sunday School classes, our church focuses on building relationships and personal spiritual growth through community.  Fourteen to sixteen people meeting in homes once a week for an in depth study of the previous Sunday’s message.  Part of the meeting is devoted to sharing what is going on in our lives and prayer requests.  This gathering is the highlight of our week.  We have very special relationships with these fellow believers and I am always blessed when the evening comes to an end. And also very grateful. 

Last night my contribution to the prayer list was to pray for our leaders as they make difficult decisions this week and also thanking God for our group and how he has blessed us with honesty and integrity.  We do not deserve his blessing, but through his grace, I gratefully receive.

So, as I pondered just what to do for the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge, I knew that Truly Grateful would be perfect as it aligned with the way I am feeling this week.  Visit this terrific challenge and check out the amazing creations of the designers and gallery participants.  Maybe you will want to join in too. 

You can reach this weeks challenge, PCCCS057 here. The first sketch is the original and the second is the same sketch rotated.  That is the one I used for my card.  I love that we can play with the sketch a bit to suit our design.

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And here is my card.  I embossed the wheat with Early Espresso embossing powder to give it a little pop.  The burlap banners are hand cut from the gorgeous ribbon in the Holiday catalog.  I used a strip of Adhesive Sheet on the back to give it some stability.  It also helps with fraying.  I absolutely love, love the DSP embossed with the Pretty Print Embossing Folder because a little white shows through- pretty cool, I think. 

And the sentiment is stamped on the 7/8” Cotton Ribbon in the Annual Catalog.  Love this effect.

Paper Craft Crew 57 9-9-13

Recipe: (all product available 24/7 at Diane’s Demo Site)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Sweater Weather DSP Stamps: Truly Grateful Inks: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip Accessories and Tools: Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Brights Candy Dots, Designer Naturals Buttons, Linen Thread, 7/8” Cotton Ribbon, 1-1/4” Burlap Ribbon, Chalk Talk Framelits, Adhesive Sheets

Thanks for staying with me on this long post.  I leave you now with a sweet photo of Princess Bella.  I am working with a new photo program and blurred it a little.  I think I like the effect.  Of course, I had the perfect subject!

Bella Sparkle


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