Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Taking to the Air.........

This week we are celebrating modes of transportation and in that vain - I've focused on getting from point A to point B via the big blue sky.

I used an old favorite Lawn Fawn stamp set for this first project.  I used Versamark ink to stamp the image and then embossed it in black embossing powder.  I used a Tim Holtz distress marker in the color pumice stone to highlight the paper airplane.  Then I took some Tim Holtz distress ink in Shaded Lilac and inked up the background of the image.  I rounded the corners with the We R Memory Keepers corner chomper.  The background is some cool hombre paper from Memory Makers that I found at Target.  I think I'm going to have to get some more.  I can see lots of potential for that paper.  I've used it on several projects today.

 The tools I used to make this card.

 The ombre paper from Making Memories:

The We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

The final product.  I forgot to mention I used water color paper and then after inking with Distress Ink, I sprayed some water for the beading effect.

You can see the irridescant enamel dots that I found at Target, too, just tops off the card.


You can travel by hot air balloon, too.  This stamp is by Unity.  I used a background I made using another technique for this balloon.  You can find the technique here:  Bokeh Made Easy

I used Versamark ink to ink up the balloon stamp and then embossed in some blue glitter embossing powder that I had lying around.  I think it is left over from some Christmas cards I made a couple years back.  I popped up the balloon on foam tape and used some more of that hombre paper from Memory Makers to layer the image.



I hope you've enjoyed todays projects.  I really like expanding my horizons.  I lean towards more girly cards and this is a chance for me to get out of  my comfort zone.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Make it, live it and share it.

April

1 Corinthians 13:4 -5  Love is patient, love is kind.   It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Trains, Planes and Automobiles....

This week we are celebrating modes of transportation on the blog.  So check in every day to see a new project or projects using this week's theme.

For the first day of our celebration - we are joined by Diane's ladies from Artistic Impressions who are on their way to have some fun!


As always Diane does a great jobs coloring her images with her Copic markers.  I love the way all of their outfits coordinate with one another.  And who doesn't love a red slug bug.

Stay tuned tomorrow for more modes of transportation in the air.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Make it, live it, share it.

April

1 Corinthians 15:58  Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I forgot Diane's Wildflower Cards!

Last week the theme was Wild Things.  I was talking to Diane on Saturday and she reminded me that she'd sent me some cards with wild flowers on them!!!  I couldn't remember which ones they were until today when it hit me!

So, because you should not miss these lovely cards - here they are:



I hope you enjoyed this Sunday treat.  :-)

Tun in tomorrow for Planes, trains and automobiles - let's celebrate transportation!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.

Have a great day.  Make it, live it and share it.

April

Psalm 100:4 -5 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;  give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;  his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Last of the Wild Things

Today is Friday.  Yay!!!!!  And we are wrapping up the Wild Things for the week.  That doesn't mean you have to calm down though.  Stay as wild as you want.  :-)

Here are some fun projects:



I hope you enjoyed this week's theme.  We had lots of fun making our projects.  Take our ideas and CASe them.  Have fun.

Stay tuned next week when the theme will be Trains, Planes and Automobiles.

Have a great day and make it, live it, share it.

April

1 Corinthians 15:58  Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I'm Wild About Watercoloring

The theme this week on the blog is wild things.  So I thought I'd take a moment to share another water color project from my class.

This stamp is from Northwoods Stamps:

I hope you were inspired by today's project.  I had lots of fun making it.  Give water coloring a try.  It is a lot of fun.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Stay tuned tomorrow for some more WILD projects.

Have a great day and make it, live it, share it.

April

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WOYWW 277 - Wild and Crazy!

It is once again Wednesday which means that we take pictures of our desks and share them on Julia's Blog.  She hosts the worlds largest desk hop weekly.  Go check it out!

This week's theme on my blog is Wild Things.

Here is my WILD and CRAZY desk:


Stay tuned tomorrow if you want to see where the wild things are.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Where the Wild Things are......

They're on my BLOG!!!!  It's Wild Thing week of the blog.  So without further blabbering - here is the project for today.

Sherry made this cute little guy using her Silhouette Cameo.

This is a 'wild' flower.  :-)


And owls are in the wild.  And who isn't wild about owls?


Stay tuned tomorrow for more wild things.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Hebrews 10:35 -36  So do not throw away your confidence;  it will be richly rewarded.  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Wild Things! You make my heart sing! You make Everything!

Wild thing, I think I LOVE you!  I used to sing that to my youngest daughter in the bathtub.  She LOVED it.  So now everytime I think of wild things, I think of my little girl taking a bath and laughing when I sang to her.  And I think of the theme on the blog this week!

Here is a WILD creation for your enjoyment.  And Happy Birthday to my oldest daughter Brittni.  This is her card and she's a wild thing, too.  :-):





This is a box card so it folds flat and fits in an envelope.


Here is a 'wild'flower card.  I used Tombow markers and water to paint the Northwoods Stamp.  I stamped it in versamark ink and added black mixed with white embossing powder.

Stay tuned tomorrow for more wild and crazy cards.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Hebrews 4:15  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are -- yet he did not sin.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Sparkle and Shine Comes to a Close

Yep - this is the last day to use glitter on my projects.  For the blog theme anyway.

This Christmas box card from SVGCuts rocks!  I used Glitter Spray on the red poinsettias although it's hard to see in the picture.


Even the back of the box card is pretty: 

I went to a watercolor class at SBN Memories on Thursday.  Here is one of the cards we created:


And here is the other card we watercolored:


Check out SBN Memories for your paper crafting needs.

Tune in next week for a new theme - Wild Things.  There are lots of fun projects to share.

Thanks for stopping by the blog.  Have a great weekend and be inspired.

April

Isaiah 12:2  Surely God is my salvation;  I will trust and not be afraid.  The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;  he has become my salvation.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

See Sherry Shine

This week's theme is 'All That Glitters' and Sherry stepped up to the challenge with multiple projects that sparkle and shine.  I know you will all be inspired by these fun bits of glittery goodness.

Let's skip the small talk and get to the good stuff:


I know it seems early, but we all need to be thinking about the holidays.  Sherry created this cute Santa gift card holder just for the holidays.


This cute little creatures shines with a pastel background and some sparkly rhinestones.



And who can get enough of the Grinch!  Not me.  


The monkey is just adorable.

I hope you've drawn some inspiration from all of Sherry's hard work.  I am feeling inspired to start some Christmas cards!

Stay tuned tomorrow for the wrap up of the week of shiny goodies.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Galatians 6: 8  Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WOYWW 276 - I'm Seeing Stars! No, It's Glitter!

It is another Wednesday and that means it's time to take a picture of my desk - no matter what it looks like!  And then head over to The Stamping Ground where Julia hosts the world's largest desk hop every week.

This week the theme on my blog is 'All that Glitters'.  So needless to say - I've got glitter everywhere!  Let's just say I sparkle.  LOL

Here is what my desk looks like.  And you probably won't see the glitter because in my infinite wisdom (not) I did not take into account how hard it would be to get glitter to show up in a picture.  Oh well - you win some and you lose some.  :-)


You might spy some new box cards on my desk.  :-)

Stay tuned tomorrow for the Sherry Show.  She has multiple cards showing off her sparkle.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day and be inspired.

April

2 Corinthians 10: 17-18  But, 'Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.  For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

Glittery Goodness for a Birthday Celebration

As you probably already know the theme on the blog this week is 'all that glitters'.  And today we have some sparkly projects using some Fun Stampers Journey products.  But don't worry - you can use stamps and glitter that you already have on hand to create cards for your stash, too.




As you an see it is quite difficult to get the full glittery effect in still photos.  But trust me - these cards sparkle like the glittery night sky.

If you see anything you are interested in purchasing, just go to Fun Stampers Journey to place an order.  If you have any questions - please feel free to email me.

I hope this inspires you to get out your glue and glitter up some fun images.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a Christmas gift card hold that sparkles from design team member Sherry.  That and many more projects she's created using this week's theme.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Romans 15:13  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peae as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Monday, September 15, 2014

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

But that's okay in the crafting world.  We like glitter that is pink and red and blue and even white!  I have some crafty friends who do not consider a project complete unless there is some glitter on it.  LOL

I have shyed away from glitter over the years because I like to make cards to donate to OWH.  But since they do not need as many cards due to the troops coming home (which is a good thing), I've expanded my outlook on donating cards.  There are several charities who accept hand made cards especially for children.  I will be including a link to one when I finally send them the cards I've made.  :-)

When I wrote this down as this week's theme - I didn't think it all the way through.  It is fairly difficult to get glitter to 'show up' without using photoshop in a picture.  Oh well - you will have to use your imagination.  :-)


 The little white flecks in his fur is glitter - it is - I swear!  This little guy comes from the Close to My Heart stamp set called Happy Forever (D1423) along with the sentiment.  I stamped is using Stamping Up Chocolate Chip ink.  The butterflies were colored using Tombow markers and they glitter because of a glitter pen.  The clouds were created using two cloud punches by Fiskars.  And the hedgehog fuzz is glittery flocking.

If you would like to win a stamp set from Unity link up your glittery project here:
   

An InLinkz Link-up

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Stay tuned tomorrow for some more glittery goodness from Fun Stampers Journey.

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Romans 12:9 - 10  Love must be sincere.  Hate what is evil;  cling to what is good.  Be devoted to one another in love.  Hone one another above yourselves.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Paint Splatter Makes Great Cards

Several weeks ago the theme on the blog was paint splatter.  I made some cards that I am very happy with and wanted to share how I made these cards.

All you need is some paper, a stencil and some ink to create these cards yourself.


Here is the video if you would like a play by play.  :-)



I hope you are able to get some ideas from these cards.  I am slowly letting go of these cards and sharing them with my friends.  I tend to hoard my favorite creations.  LOL

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Stay tuned tomorrow for some glitter as this week's theme is All Things That Glitter.

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

John 11:40  Jesus said to her did I not say to you that if you believe you would see the glory of God? 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wrapping Up Life's a Beach

This week has gone by quickly.  I hope you've enjoyed our celebration of warm weather, the beach, sand and sea creatures.  Put your flip flops on - we're going to the beach.

Here is the last of the sandy projects.  I started with the Silhouette Design 62275 and picked out the images I wanted to use.  This week's theme is my title:

Here is the left hand side:

Here is the right hand side:


Here is a close up of some of the elements:


I sprayed Glitter Spray on the sun.  You cannot really tell from the pictures, but it is sparkly.



If you would like to win this stamp, go back to Monday's blog post and link up your Life's a Beach themed project.  I will draw the winner on Monday.


Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Leviticus 19: 18  'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself, I am the Lord.'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Summer is Almost Over - But Life's Still a Beach

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer by sharing your project using this week's theme.  Link up on Monday's blog post and you could win this stamp:


Today I'm sharing this project celebrating this week's theme:


Stay tuned tomorrow for more beachy projects.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Romans 14:11  It is written:  'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fun Stampers Journey Project - 3 Layer Card

I recently joined the Fun Stampers Journey Company as a coach.  I am very impressed with product line this company has to offer along with the quality of the products.

I want to share several cards that I made using a tried and true technique.  This is a great demonstration of the products FSJ has to offer.





I made these cards for an RAK.

Here is the video showing the technique I used to make these cards:



Keep in mind, you don't have to use these products to get the same effect.  Use the stamps, ink and paper that you have one hand.

If you're interested in purchasing any of the Fun Stampers Journey products, you can shop here:
 FSJ Living the Dream

Stay tuned for more FSJ demonstrations.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Hebrews 12:14  Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy;  without holiness no one will see the Lord.


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