Saturday, May 30, 2015

Graduation Cards - In Color

I've been making graduation cards recently.   It is the season for graduations.  So I decided to personalize graduation cards.  How do I do this?  By finding out the name of the school they are graduating from and finding out their school colors.

Here are two cards I made that way:




I made these cards for a guy or a gal.  I hope they enjoy the card that is in their school colors.

Here are the products I used to make the cards:


Maybe you can create some graduation cards using the official school colors of your graduate.

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

April

1 Timothy 6:12  Fight the good fight of the faith.  Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Be True to the Red, White and Blue

Dee has been busy in her craft room even though her air conditioning was out.  Now that is true dedication to the craft.  Fortunately she now has a new air conditioner.

Here is the beautiful card she made despite the heat!




Card Recipe:
Red, White and Blue
The above pic shows the Sentiment from Jillibean stamped and heat embossed with Stampendous Lapis Pearl.Sentiment inside the card "Thanks for always being there." 


Thank you for visiting the blog today.  I hope you've enjoyed a week of red white and blue.  It's been fun making the projects.

Have a great weekend.  Tune in next week for a new theme.

April

Acts 1:8  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;  and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Still Celebrating the Red, White and Blue

I'm still making Red, White and Blue projects for this week's blog theme.

I took strips of cardstock and embossed them with a We R Memory Keepers star embossing folder.  I did some sewing, cutting and stamping to create some more red, white and blue cards.







Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for some more red, white and blue.

Have a great day and where ever you are - be there.

April

Romans 3:23 - 24  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption thta came by Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WOYWW 312 - Did Some Rearranging and Happy 6th Anniversary

I have been busy in my craft room on this long weekend doing some stash clean up and moving some things around.  As always I don't have enough table top space so I was trying to come up with a way to gain some more.  I was somewhat successful, but I do feel like I'm a little more organized.

I am sharing my desk on Julia's Giant Desk Hop.  And she is celebrating 6 years of hosting this awesome weekly party.  Congrats Julia.

This is my room before I helped some friends make baby shower invitations.



I didn't do lots of rearranging.  Mostly moving some boxes from one place to another.  My printer from one shelf to another.  My TV from one shelf to another.  The TV move made the room feel bigger somehow.

Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by.  I'm off to go snoop around other peep's desks.  Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Ephesians 4:25  Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It's Red, White and Blue Week on the Blog

And the first thing I am going to do is push the meaning of that theme to the limit.  :-)

In my mind, red, white and blue are the patriotic colors of the United States of America.  And I am making 'Any Hero' cards this week in honor of Memorial Day.  And even those this card isn't actually using the colors red, white and blue - it does honor those who are serving the red, white and blue.

Here is another card that will be going to Operation Write Home.



I used this stamp from Stampers Best and some Tombow watercolor markers to color Ciara.  The photo frame is from Stampin Up.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  This card is going to one of our heroes serving away from home.  For more information go to OWH.

And here is a video I did on the water color technique I used to make yesterday's Memorial Day Card:



Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for WOYWW.

April

Deuteronomy 6:4 - 5  Hear, O Israel:  The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day - A Time to Remember and Thank Those Who Have Served The United States of America

Today is Memorial Day.  Let's take a moment to remember our heroes.  Those who have served their country and us in order to protect our freedom.  Freedom is not free.

Here is a card that I made using a watercolor technique.  This will be an Any Hero card for Operation Write Home.




Using Spectrum Aqua markers, Crafter's Companion watercolor paper, and a Paper Smooches sentiment, I created this thank you card for one of our heroes.

Thank you to those brave men and women who have served our country.

April

1 Peter 2:24  He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness;  by his wounds you have been healed.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWH Finishing Strong Bloghop


2015 is a little different for OWH.  Operation Write Home is nearing the finish line of their mission.  All cards must be received by August 1, 2015.  Spread the news.  If you have cards you've been meaning to send in - now is the time.  Any cards received after that date will be returned at the expense of the sender.  So get your cards together and make your final donation.  Help Operation Write Home finish strong.

Here is my card for the bloghop.  I used OWH sketch ???.  You can find the sketch I used along with many other sketches on the sketch page of the OWH website.


And my card:


The stamp is by North Woods and I used colored pencils to color the tulips.

And I did one more using sketch 152:


And my card:

I used the same stamp, I just colored the flowers with Tombow markers.  The sentiment is done with white embossing powder.

Click on the picture to join in on the blog hop fun.  Let's help Operation Write Home Finish Strong.

April

Colossians 3:17  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.

Friday, May 22, 2015

My Cup of Tea

Dee has been busy busy busy.  She finished up this card  to share with us.


Tea is a cup of life
Image and Sentiment set is Stamping Bella, from Archivers, colored with Copics. Paper DCWV, Sunday Afternoon mat stack. Die cuts from Spellbinders. Crinkle Ribbon and Bow Maker used from 3 Girl Jam. Pearl effect is Viva Pearl pen.

Thank you for stopping by the blog.  I hope you have a great weekend.

April

Proverbs 15:1  A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

It's 5 o'clock Somewhere

Dee pulled out some coasters she'd purchased and got to work creating.

Here is the result:


Recipe for Coasters:
Coasters stamp and ink set from Hero Arts. The main image is Art Impressions "Celeste" stamp that was masked off to use only part of it and Sentiment is from an Archivers kit. 

These Coaster's are such a super easy project that took only minutes to make. They would make a great gift as a set with a little something to drink and/or a set of personalized etched Wine glasses.

Thanks for stopping by the blog.  Tune in tomorrow for some more projects.

Have a great day and where ever you are - be there.

April

John 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WOYWW 311 - Still messy

It is Wednesday which means it is time to take a picture of my desk and share it on The Stamping Ground home to the world's largest weekly desk hop.  Check it out.  The inspiration is endless.

Here is my desk.  I've been very busy creating, but I have been cleaning up in between.




Thanks for stopping by.  Tune in tomorrow for some more of this week's theme - anything goes.

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Revelation 1:8  I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Weekend of Fun and Food

I spent this weekend with fellow crafty peeps at a bed and breakfast in Glasgow KY.  If you want an awesome place to stay, awesome food and wonderful owners - check out The Narrow Way Bed and Breakfast.   Karen and Roger have created an oasis.

While there, Diane created this adorable card.  She actually created four of them.


The cat stamp is from Inky Antics (Cute Cat Set #3)  The dogs are from Inky Antics, too and are cut out and popped up on the card.  When I saw it I told her I wasn't feeling well and coughed.  I still didn't get the card.  She wouldn't let me buy it either!  And she's my BFF - what the heck?

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for some coasters Dee made.

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

2 Samuel 7:22  How great you are, Sovereign Lord!  There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Fun Fun Fun

A friend of mine from work has 2 girls graduating from college this year.  She asked me to make their graduation cards.  I am really excited at how they turned out.




I also made boxes for the cards they will receive during their party.  And now I have 3 more orders for boxes!  :-)

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I hope you found some inspiration.  Tune in next week for a new theme.

April

Colossians 3:15  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Anything Goes! Woo Hoo!

Dee has been playing and was kind enough to share her project.

This is something every female crafter needs for her craft room door.


The Banner is cut from the We R Memory Keepers Banner punch board out of cork paper from Hobby Lobby. Also, Die cut images from We R Memory Keepers. The image is stamped with Hampton Art Laugh out Loud stamp on Green Vinyl sticky sheet. Frame cut from different size dies out of Kraft card stock, then Wink of Stella added for a little pizazz. Bakers Twine from 3 Girl Jam.I love this.  I think I will be following these instructions to make my own.Thank you for stopping by the blog.  Tune in tomorrow for some more Anything Goes.

April
John 16:24  Until now you have not asked for anything in my name.  Ask and you will receive and your joy will be complete.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Some Die Cutting and Coloring for Anything Goes

Diane used her new die from Cats Pajamas and of course colored an AI character to create this cute birthday card.



Diane has such a great eye for color.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for WOYWW.

Have a great day and where ever you are - be there.

April

Isaiah 32:17  The fruit of righteousness will be peace;  its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Anything Goes with Sherry

Sherry was busy this weekend making cards.  I'm loving the way they turned out.





The paper is from Close to My Heart.  I just love the way these cards turned out.  Such a beautiful gift.

Tune in tomorrow for a project from Diane.  She's been die cutting and coloring again!  Yay!

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Isaiah 32:17  The fruit of that righteousness will be peace;  its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day.  Some mother's have furry children and some have human children.  Some of us are lucky enough to still have our mothers on Earth.  Some of us know she's watching over us from beyond.  Happy Mother's Day to all.

Here are the cards I made for my Mom and my Mom-in-law.



I am so happy with the black and white image with a touch of color.  I can use this a lot.  It is sophisticated and comes together quickly.

I hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day.  Tune in tomorrow for some great cards by Sherry.  This week's theme is anything goes.

April

Proverbs 9:10  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Die Cutting Continued..........

Die cutting week continues.  

Dee has gotten out her die cutting machine and created this cute card.


Card Recipe:
The Background die is Spellbinders Nestabilities - Resplendent Rectangles, Vase is a Spellbinders Die Delights and the Flower and leaves are both Sizzix. Tiny Pearls are Martha Stewart. Wink of Stella was used inside the Vase and touches on the Flowers. Happy Mothers Day Stamp sentiment from Stampendous.
Tune in tomorrow for another die cutting project.

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

April

Hebrews 13:16  And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

WOYWW 309 - OMG!

I accidently deleted this post.  So let me try it again.

Today is Wednesday and it's time to post a picture of my desk on The Stamping Ground.

Here is my desk this week:



My rogue computer somehow got the impression that I wanted to delete my earlier post so I apologize to those who stopped by and I don't return a visit.

Have a great day and where ever you are - be there.

April

Proverbs 17:28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent and discerning if they hold their tongues.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

More Die Cutting - This time with Metal Dies

Happy Cinco de Mayo.  Die cutting continues this week.  Today I am using a metal die.

This stamp and die set comes from Avery Elle:

I stamped two of the dog balloons and stamped and die cut the popped up dog balloon die cut.  The ink is from Stampin Up and Fun Stampers Journey.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for WOYWW.

Have a great day and where ever you are - be there.

April

Proverbs 17:28  Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

Monday, May 4, 2015

It's Die Cutting Week!

This week's theme is die cutting.  The first example is one of my favorites - a box card.  A friend retired from work last week and loves to play golf.

Here is the card I made for her:




I used my Silhouette Cameo and a cut file from the The Silhouette Store.   Design # 60656.

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

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Phillipians 2:13  For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his goodness.


Saturday, May 2, 2015

White with a Splash of Yellow

The newest member of my design team - Dee - has made a beautiful card for this week's theme.




























Isn't this card beautiful.  Dee has this awesome flower die.  I'm gonna have to get me one.  :-)

The flowers are a Spellbinders die.  The ink is Tim Holtz Distress ink in Mustard Seed.

Thank you for stopping by the blog.  Tune in next week for Die Hard week.  A week full of die cut fun.

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Romans 15:7  Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

Friday, May 1, 2015

White with a Spash of Color - My Favorite Take on the Concept

I've been playing with the technique of white with a splash of color all week long.  I decided  I would take it a step further.

It isn't totally white, but there is a lot of white.

Here is what I did:




I just stamped an image in black with Archival Ink.  I took Tombow markers and colored one of the flowers to make it pop.  Then I just added a black background and adhered it to a card.  It was simple, but it looks really cool in my opinion.

Thank you for stopping by the blog.  Tune in next week for a new theme.

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Ephesians  3:10 - 11 - His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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