Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Don't Make Me Crop You

Sherry and I worked a crop this weekend selling our t-shirts.  The crop was lots of fun and we sold a few shirts.  One of the shirts we made was like this one.  As is my habit, I asked Sherry to cut out 2 cause I had to have one.  ;-)






Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 4:  3 - 4  The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”  Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’”

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hugs Are My Thing

Evidently Hugs is my sentiment right now because all the cards I've been making say Hugs.  I guess there isn't anything wrong with that.  I might actually have some get well cards this week so there will be some diversification.




Hugs Are My Thing Card Recipe

I've been playing with the text feature in the Cricut Design Space and Silhouette Studio softwares.  This card is a result of the negative cut I did on my machines.  I placed the red cardstock on a black mat and added some Doodlebug enamel dots in sparkly black.  Done.  You can't beat a simple card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 4:  1 - 2  Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hedgehog Hugs

I've been doing some tutorial videos on Cricut Design Space and Silhouette Studio, so I've been creating some cards using the designs I've created in the tutorials.  Here is a card I created using the HUGS I cut out on my Cricut Explore Air 2.




Hedgehog Hugs Card Recipe

A hedgehog from Penny Black adorns this alcohol ink laden card.  My tutorial videos on youtube.com for Cricut Design Space and Silhouette Studio are for those peeps who just recently got a new machine and are struggling with where to start.  HUGS was cut out using Cricut Explore Air 2.  I stacked multiple cuts on top of each other for dimension.  Using a sponge dauber - I inked up the hugs with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet.  The background was created using Alcohol Ink and a silver mixative on Yupo Paper.  Purple card stock was used to mat the background of the card front.  The little Hedgehog colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 3:  18  And with many other words John exhorted the people and proclaimed the good news to them.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Thanks 4 Kids Challenge

It is the second Saturday of the month and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge blog.  The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes or Thanks 4 Kids.  This challenge no longer has sponsors so you will be participating for pride not prize.    

Send a Smile 4 Kids charity is dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children's Hospitals.  Please send us your handmade kids' cards for holidays, birthdays, and everyday cheer.  Help us put a smile on our kids' faces.

Here is the card I made for the Design Team for this challenge:





Thanks 4 Kids Card Recipe

If you follow my blog you know I have been stuck in a color rut as of late.  I have been using pink and purple for EVERYTHING.  I decided I needed to expand my color horizons.  I broke out the spray starch, some Metallic Color Burst and Yupo Paper.  I wasted a WHOLE lot of Metallic Color Burst in my quest to use new colors, but the sacrifice paid off with this lovely card.  THANKS is a die from My Favorite Things cut out in a coordinating color cardstock.  The decorated Yupo paper was cut out using a stitched die from My Favorite Things.  A mat was cut out in the same paper as the THANKS.  Coordinating sequins were also added. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Consider entering the challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids.  More importantly, consider sending some cards for our kids who are in the hospital.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.


April

Luke 3:  4 - 6  As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make straight paths for him.
 Every valley shall be filled in,
    every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
    the rough ways smooth.
 And all people will see God’s salvation.’”

Friday, January 19, 2018

Prince - Happy Birthday

A friend at work had a birthday last Saturday and I was in charge of making her birthday card.  One of her favorite things is Prince.  Prince the singer.  I was struggling with how to incorporate Prince into her birthday card, but as I was looking through Etsy, I found this image.  And I had an idea.


Prince Birthday Card Recipe

I found this image on Etsy and I think the options are endless.  First I decided to bring it into the Silhouette Studio software, resize it and add registration marks.  I printed it on my laser printer so that I could add foil.  I couldn't find any purple foil in my stash so I used pink and sent it through my Anna Griffin version of the Minc.  I matted it in black and purple and I think it looks a little purple.  Added Happy Birthday to black cardstock in Versamark Ink and heat set it with white embossing powder.  My Favorite Things stitched banner die was used to cut out the sentiment.  I am pleased with the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 3:  17  His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Love You Raccoons

My Favorite Things came out with a new release last week and there are some adorable raccoons in this release.  It was just in time for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge at the Daily Marker.




Love You Card Recipe

I started by coloring that cute little raccoon with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers on water color cardstock.  The LOVE YOU is a die that came out with the release and I cut it out of purple cardstock and green fun foam.  The patterned cardstock if from My Favorite Things.  Cardstock used for the love you was also used to mat the card front.  Purple and white twin was used to add a little interest to the card and there you have it.




Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 3:  16  John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WOYWW 450 - Productive

It is Wednesday and that means it is time to take a picture of my desk and share it on Julia's Stamping Ground blog.  But the fun part is going desk hopping around the world.

My desk this week is pretty busy.  The cat makes sure that nothing stays where I left it.  I might actually have to start cleaning up my desk.  I've already had to remove the water for painting.  Oliver decided it didn't need to be on my desk;  I found it on the floor.  The cat is crazy.






Today's coloring for the Coloring Challenge Day 2.



Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 3:  15  The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. 

Don't Make Me Crop You

Sherry and I worked a crop this weekend selling our t-shirts.  The crop was lots of fun and we sold a few shirts.  One of the shirts we mad...